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Almost Anti-Climactic.
We all remember that after the coup in Kiev and Crimea's return home in 2014, Russia, due to sanctions from EU, US, Ukraine--you name it--was cut off the Ukrainian (in reality Soviet) source of some crucial machinery. Nowhere more this cut off was evident t...

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Two Can Play The Game.
It is a really news-worthy Monday. Now US accuses Russia of supplying Taliban with weapons . Of course, no evidence (it is normal now in US) of such activity was provided.  At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen.
John Nicho...

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One Can Feel A Desperation.
When and if the story of the American intellectual collapse will be written, among many examples of a stupefying idiocy which afflicted American military-political thought lately, today's piece by Barry M. Blechman in USA Today must be used as a prime examp...

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Why I Gave Up On American Foreign Policy "Realism".
There are so many foreign policy " realisms " today in US that one has to keep oneself from nodding off while counting and naming them.  Well, there are: offensive realism, classic realism, defensive realism, neorealism,  structural realism, deep fired real...

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Putin Strikes Back, I Am Telling You....
Remember this scumbag O'Reilly, who was so cool as to call President Putin a "killer" ? Well, Putin, FSB, GRU and others struck back at Bill O'Reilley and he got fired by FOX News today . I am telling you, this Putin fella is a mighty dark lord of US media,...

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They Will Not Show This Smile.
Because this innocent child is a "wrong" child, it is Assad's and Russia's child, it is Iran's also. It is a child of those who hate Al Qaeda and ISIS, those who hate "democratic" precision guided bombs and "democratic" terrorists from "opposition" and "reb...

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Some Very Bluesy-Jazzy Moscow.
I don't know if there is Tchaikovsky or Rachmaninoff Plaza  anywhere in US, but Russians surely love their American real culture, especially when it comes to jazz. Savelosvsky City, a complex of condos not far from Savelovsky Railroad Station (we used to st...

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Icebreakers With Strategic Reach.
Russia is a huge player in Arctic and Soviet/Russia's history there is one of incredible scientific effort, resilience, courage and of very real economics. Moreover, Russian fleet of icebreakers, both conventional and nuclear, is simply without rivals. In M...

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You May Read Me on Unz Review Too.
I got my first piece published on Unz Review today, so you may check it out there .

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Wait A Minute! Again?
History is often ironic. And in what one can only see as a grim historic irony, Afghanistan asked Russia for help: from economy to training and equipping Afghan military . Here we go again, don't we? Will Russia respond favorably to this request? Possibly, ...
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