Category Archives: Russia


Annexation of Crimea by Russia has been compared with that of the West Bank by Israel today. Well, I had in mind the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein in 1990. While the West is still ignoring the decades-long … Continue reading

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Obama Cornered?

Only days ago, President Barack Obama was about to unleash war on Syria, whose government had caused hundreds of deaths on 21 August when having ordered the use of chemical weapons on rebel strongholds in Ghouta east of Damascus, even … Continue reading

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Does Putin Now Determine U.S. Foreign Policy?

In a remarkable op-ed today in the New York Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin made his American counterpart look like a fool. When Obama needlessly addressed the nation the other day explaining that a military strike on Syria is only … Continue reading

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As Odd as it May Sound

Update below. Update II “There is one condition if he wants to remain here: he must stop his work aimed at damaging our American partners. As odd as it may sound from me,” Vladimir Putin told journalists at a media … Continue reading

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Caught in Time

Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii who lived 1863-1944 had used James Clerk Maxwell’s invention to produce color photographs for his Tsar-endorsed survey of the Russian Empire. Maxwell (d. 1879) had used three subsequent exposures with red, green and blue filters, respectively. … Continue reading

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