Tag Archive for ‘russia’

Slicing up

Old friends in low places

I was innocently minding my own business when I saw this tweet flash across one of my screens last night: Good consultation in Bucharest with old friend Titus Corlăţean on the eve of Athens informal meeting of EU MFAs. Transnistria on our minds.— Radosław Sikorski (@sikorskiradek) April 03, 2014 On the face of it, there’s… Read More ›

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The State Committee on Anti-Danger

KGB shoots down a Ukrainian drone

Gosh, I sure picked the right year to learn Russian! Last night, I saw Russian news channel L!feNews report that the Transnistrian KGB shot down a Ukrainian drone (literally bezpilotnik or “without pilot”). Since then I’ve seen several other Russian-language media outlets reporting the same thing. Unfortunately, scaremongering Ukrainian news sources (in Russian) have been… Read More ›

Putin and Crimea.

Once and for all, what REALLY happened in Crimea

I know most Americans and a lot of “westerners”, particularly at high levels of governments, are currently thinking Putin got away with murder. Somehow he “stole” Crimea in the blink of an eye and now there’s nothing we can do about it. He outfoxed us and now we’re flaring our nostrils and trying to drown… Read More ›