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September 11th, 2021 - 11:48 am § in America, Russia

PHOTOGRAPHY: 9/11 Teardrop Memorial

Did you even know it exists? Designed by a Russian architect, donated by Russia, the groundbreaking attended by Vladimir Putin, and dedicated by Bill Clinton, this memorial to the victims of the 2001 and 1993 terrorist attacks stands in an industrial area of Bayonne, New Jersey, across the harbor fr[...]

September 4th, 2021 - 5:07 pm § in America, China, Misc., Russia

Is the movie “Reservoir Dogs” an allegory on nuclear war?

“Reservoir Dogs” was Quentin Tarantino’s (bio here) first film, released in 1992, and typifies his film work. On its face, it’s a crime noir movie about jewel thieves who come into conflict with the police and each other. Its explicit portrayals of violence grossed out audien[...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 11:45 am § in China, Foreign Affairs, Misc., Russia

Athlete’s defection spotlights Belarus dictatorship

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya (bio here), 24, is the big story of the Tokyo Olympics. Not for winning medals, but for seeking asylum. Tsimanouskaya was kicked off Belarus’ Olympic team for complaining about being put into a relay race without warning, and hustled to Tokyo’s[...]

June 10th, 2021 - 1:27 am § in Misc., Russia

PHOTOGRAPHY: Murmansk, Russia

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May 12th, 2021 - 10:08 pm § in Business, Russia

Ex-NSA hacker says Putin behind pipeline hack

A former National Security Agency hacker believes Putin “is connected to the actions of DarkSide,” a criminal gang based in Russian the FBI says carried out the cyberattack that shut down half the U.S. east coast’s petroleum supply, CNBC reported on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. DarkSid[...]

May 12th, 2021 - 8:45 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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April 22nd, 2021 - 11:44 am § in America, Biden, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Biden to recognize Armenian genocide

Biden “is expected to formally recognize the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I as an act of genocide,” Reuters reported on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (read story here), noting this is “likely to infuriate Turkey and further strain already fraye[...]

April 15th, 2021 - 7:14 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Biden’s foreign policy takes shape

Every nation’s foreign policy is driven by self-interest and domestic politics, and the U.S. is no exception. That reality is reflected in the foreign policy actions the Biden administration announced on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Keep in mind that President Biden has been involved in domestic [...]

April 10th, 2021 - 8:40 pm § in Biden, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Russia’s worrying moves against Ukraine

Russia is rapidly building up military forces on its Ukraine border and rebuffing diplomatic calls for de-escalation as fighting picks up between Ukrainian troops and Ukrainian-Russian separatists in the disputed Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. President Biden, through his press secretary, is [...]

April 5th, 2021 - 9:31 pm § in America, Russia

Russia’s arctic military buildup

“Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic,” CNN reported on Monday, April 5, 2021. Satellite photos show “a stark and continuous build-up of Russian military bases and hardware on the country’s Arctic coastline, together with underground storage facilitie[...]