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David Williams
I’m like a shabby, threadbare coat, worn out not because of exposure to the elements or hard work but because for twelve years a light has been burning inside me, unable to find an outlet and doing nothing but illuminating the walls of its own prison and, finding no opening to the outside world, has just been snuffed out for lack of oxygen
I’m like a shabby, threadbare coat, worn out not because of exposure to the elements or hard work but because for twelve years a light has been burning inside me, unable to find an outlet and doing nothing but illuminating the walls of its own prison and, finding no opening to the outside world, has just been snuffed out for lack of oxygen
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Hybrid Warfare and the Gerasimov Doctrine
Apparently, those pesky Russkies have been running rings around the west and NATO over recent years with their devious new brand of warfare which includes, among other things, that highly popular tool of indoctrination and mind control: RT news channel. I'm...
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Illustrated Memories of Soviet Childhood
These paintings are fantastic.  The artist captures scenes from everyday Soviet life in vibrant colours.  The Isreali artist, Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi, illustrates memories of her childhood, growing up in Kiev in the USSR, during the period 1983 - 1991. More i...
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Another scene "bagged" from the Russia House Movie
On a recent trip to London, I managed to "bag" another scene from the film The Russia House.  Towards the end of the film, Barley Scott Blair (Sean Connery) and his American "business partner", Jack Henziger (Colin Stinton), host a business launch party in ...
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Who Are You in 1917?
To commemorate the 100th anniversary this year of the revolutions in Russia of 1917, the “1917. Free History” project enables participants to find out about the history of 1917 from those who lived during this defining moment of twentieth century history.  ...
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Boring Postcards USSR
Hotel Klyasma - Vladimir The Calvert Journal recently featured the work of Italian photographer Marco Citron who has appropriated the aesthetics of vintage postcards to showcase the idiosyncratic architectural experiments of the Soviet era. http://calvertjo...
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Happy International Women's Day - Поздравления с 8 Марта
President of Russia,  Vladimir Putin marked International Women's Day 2017 with this message :  Dear women: mothers, grandmothers, daughters, wives, friends, our nearest and dearest ones, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on International Women’s D...
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Mark Galeotti - Surviving the Trumpocalypse: first thoughts…
In the latest post on his "In Moscow's Shadows", the security expert Mark Galeotti offers his initial thoughts on the Trump presidency.   Following the widespread claims of Russian interference in the US election, the hacking of Democrat emails, and the app...
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