Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

July 3rd, 2019 - 10:02 am § in Russia

Red Oktober Comes in July

  The Russian authorities say an explosion on a Russian submarine , within Russian territorial waters has killed 14 sailors. The submarine is identified as AS-12 (nicknamed LOSHARIK).  President Putin said seven of the 14 were captains and that two of the dead had received high military honors[...]

June 18th, 2019 - 11:19 pm § in America, China, Environment, Russia

The US Navy is Flunking the Polar Test of Global Warming

While Trump touts spending billions of dollars to build more F35 fighter jets, he seems not to understand even the basics of our military needs.  After all, won’t global warming make the ice breakers obsolete?  Seems like our opponents get a different message.  As the poles melt, the Russia[...]

December 26th, 2017 - 12:22 am § in Misc., Russia

The Art of The Potter’s Wheel


May 21st, 2017 - 8:09 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Russia


I was impressed.[...]

November 28th, 2016 - 1:09 am § in Misc., Russia

Being Black in Putin’s Russia

Black skin remains extremely rare in Russia. One estimate says that there are between 40,000 and 70,000 Russians of full or mixed-African heritage. Kevin O’Flynn, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty  Image 1: “African-Russians activists demonstrate in a march against racism in the Volga city of Niz[...]

November 14th, 2016 - 6:08 pm § in Misc., Russia

MiG Crashes Off of Russia’s Antique Aircraft Carrier

A Russian MiG-29k jet just crashed during its debut off the Syrian coast The jet crashed in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to land on Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Russian Ministry of Defense said Monday in a statement. As Russia’s lone aircraft carrier and the Russian navy’s flagshi[...]

November 12th, 2016 - 1:19 am § in Misc., Russia

The Incorporation of Russia and China

Putin Proposes State Corporate Structure Modeled After China After Vladimir Putin hinted at his September 5 Bloomberg interview that he might not run for presidency in 2018 and suggested that the next leader should be “fairly young” but “mature” [Note 1], pundits are now guessing his success[...]

November 9th, 2016 - 11:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc., Russia

Fascists Across World Celebrate Trump, Russia Admits It has Worked With Trump

The horror over Trump is that he is part of movementd we have seen before.  The movement, called fascism under Mussolini and populism uder Hugo Chavez, is misunderstood because of Hitler’s version that conflated racism with state corporatism and nationalism.  Mussolini’s fascism, the o[...]

October 11th, 2016 - 12:38 am § in Misc., Russia

BREAKING NEWS: Russian jets resume heavy bombing of Aleppo: Navy to create permanent base

Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Air strikes mostly hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, Zakaria Malhifji of the Aleppo-bas[...]

October 8th, 2016 - 11:27 pm § in Misc., Russia

While Russia threatens war with the US, The Venezuela’s prize for peace and sovereignty goes to … Vladimir Putin

Masuro: ”I’ve decided to create the Hugo Chavez prize for peace and the sovereignty to Vladimir Putin.  “I think President Vladimir Putin deserves this Hugo Chavez award,” He went on to describe Putin as a “fighter for peace.”[...]