Category Archives: USSR

VLADIMIR THE VORACIOUS


The Czech news site iDNES reported yesterday that Vladimir Putin just signed a decree that will streamline and fast-track the process whereby members of Russian minorities who now find themselves outside Russia proper can gain Russian citizenship.  The decree is … Continue reading

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A SOMBER WARNING TO CRIMEAN SEPARATISTS


You remember South Ossetia, right?  The place, previously part of Gruzia (i.e. Georgia in the Caucasus) that allegedly wanted to be “independent” and which achieved this blessed state in 2008 with help from Russian troops? Well, independence under Russian auspices … Continue reading

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BACKFIRES, BADGERS AND BEARS, OH MY!


Well, just a Bear, this time! I’ve had this photo since around 1977.  Date and location unknown, but hopefully nowhere near a carrier, or else heads would have rolled: Intel Officer, Cryptologic Officer, Operations Officer, possibly even the Commanding Officer!  … Continue reading

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HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR FREEDOM


The name Jan Palach invariably comes to mind any time I think of the August, 1968 Soviet invasion and subsequent occupation of Czechoslovakia.  Palach was a 21 year-old university student who decided to protest the occupation of his country by … Continue reading

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JEŠTĚD MOUNTAIN NEAR LIBEREC


Very impressive sight from cousin Pavel’s front porch… That’s a comms tower/restaurant/hotel combo on top, with ski slopes below.  They built the tower during the socialist era at significant cost, but it’s all analog.  They never converted it to digital, … Continue reading

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KOOKY NOSTALGIA


Just for “fun,” I added up all the medals that the USSR would have won as of this moment (2103 GMT), and I came up with 112. Just goes to show that I, too, have way too much time on … Continue reading

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YOUR RETIREMENT MONEY REDISTRIBUTED (RERUN)


I thought I’d rerun this rant from November 2011. I have been thinking about a couple of progressive concepts that the Obama regime is likely to employ as a temporary way to feed its spending addiction.  (I say “temporary” because … Continue reading

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THE DAY THAT MUST LIVE IN INFAMY


Funny how nothing changes from one April 22nd to another… Here’s a rerun of last year’s “Earth Day” post. April 22nd is the apparent birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the one true evil genius of the 20th Century.  Josef Stalin, … Continue reading

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OBAMA OUTDOES CHAVEZ


Back in March 2011, Venezuelan thug leader Hugo Chavez was given the press freedom award by the Argentine University of la Plata.  He was given this award because he had spent ten years savaging the independent Venezuelan media to ensure … Continue reading

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LENIN AS HITLER’S PROFESSOR


The essential identity of Soviet and Nazi ideologies and methods still seems poorly understood.  Part of the reason, I suspect, is the meaningless distinction between totalitarian “right” and “left,” initially invented by the Moscow-ruled Comintern in the 1920s.  Totalitarians of … Continue reading

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