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Yuri Felshtinsky, in a recent article discussing what he sees as Russia's current gradual preparation for a major war: Сейчас уже понятно, что никакой элиты нет. Есть довольно жестко отстроенная вертикаль власти. В конце 15-...
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On July 1 Putin delivered his address at the annual conference of Russian Federation ambassadors and permanent representatives "on protecting Russia’s national interests and strengthening the foundations and principles of int...
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The Interpreter</i>'s James Miller, on RT's sudden interest in his magazine: It is curious...that The Interpreter – a magazine which is barely a year old (RT was established in 2005), has an extremely small staff (RT has ove...
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The Interpreter online current affairs magazine recently ran a feature on a neo-Nazi who represents Germany on the Kremlin's propaganda TV channel Russia Today (RT). Now the Interpreter discusses another right-wing extremist ...
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There are some interesting insights into the political status and prospects of Ukraine's president-elect Poroshenko in this (NB) Valdai Club article. A couple of  excerpts: Statements made by US politicians did not have much...
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The Winnipeg Media Centre has published a detailed survey of the leaders of Russian neo-Nazi and other extreme right wing groups currently operating in eastern Ukraine. These include the high-profile Strelkov-Grikin 'Donbass ...
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Poems 1916
My translations of Edith Södergran’s Dikter (1916) are now available from Amazon as an ebook .
My translations of Edith Södergran’s Dikter (1916) are now available from Amazon as an ebook.
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I haven't had time to update this blog recently - however, I have continued to post Ukraine and Russia-related links to Halt in the Wilderness, the news and discussion group you are welcome to join if you feel so inclined.
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True North
True North: Literary Translation in the Nordic Countries   (ed. B.J. Epstein) is the first book to focus solely on literary translation from, to, and between the Nordic tongues. The book is divided into three main sections. These are novels, children’s lite...
True North: Literary Translation in the Nordic Countries  (ed. B.J. Epstein) is the first book to focus solely on literary translation from, to, and between the Nordic tongues. The book is divided into three main sections. T...
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The Winnipeg Media Centre has published an analysis of the Putin regime's campaign of disinformation and defamation against Ukraine, the basis of which is an attempt to incriminate the Ukrainian government and people with the...
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In the wake of the large gains by ultra-right wing parties in the recent European elections, Timothy Snyder suggests in the New York Review of Books that Ukraine could provide an antidote to the problem. A country that active...
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In Grani, Ilya Milstein writes about the aftermath and possible consequences of yesterday's Ukrainian presidential election (my tr.): Meanwhile Tymoshenko has other plans. Her "Fatherland " party is initiating a referendum o...
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I'm a literary translator and freelance editor based in Kent, England. Nordic poetry in Bloodaxe and Dostoyevsky in Penguin Classics.
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