Tag Archives: Russia

What is Zaporozhian?


I was going to deal with this today but a number of pressing business issues came up leaving me with very little time. The answer to this question is more than just a question of history. Of necessity, I’m going … Continue reading

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Russia in the long term


This is about how the dearth of strong regional civilisations near to Russia gives it a free hand, in for example, the Ukraine – Crimea crisis. A couple of weeks back, I posted Were you paying attention to history in … Continue reading

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Putin’s Desperate Gamble Becomes Clear


The Russian army isn’t filled with Putin-bots (neither is the Ukrainian for that matter) but that’s what he’d like us to believe. ref: Ukraine: Russian troops thwarted in attempt to storm missile base in Sevastopol ref: Ukraine navy officers reject … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Russia and the West


Ukraine is a post Soviet-Empire time-bomb on which the sticky finger marks of the EU and the US are visible. We are where we are (and as a normal citizen, I bottle up my irritation). Looking around the net, it’s … Continue reading

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