Category Archives: Russia

Easily Confused (42) Convoys

Cool convoy: Suspicious convoy: Terrifying convoy:

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Putin’s favourite song

This song will be blasting from Russian tanks when they enter Kiev:

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The worst thing about MH17

Death in itself is nothing to fear. We know it will happen, and we know it has to happen, for otherwise the world would become even more crowded. It is the time and the manner of death that we fear. Regarding … Continue reading

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After Shooting Down of MH17: UN Inspector is puzzled

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Easily Confused (38) Petro Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine: Valentin Zukovsky, character in the James Bond films Goldeneye and The World is not enough:

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An idea for Kaliningrad

From the letters to the editor of The Economist: SIR – I suggest taking another page from Mr Putin’s playbook to resolve the lingering issue of Kaliningrad. This Russian-governed territory sits squarely isolated in the midst of the European Union and … Continue reading

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Commemorating World War I

For the 100th anniversary of World War I in 2014, the participating countries have different plans to commemorate this 4-year long war: The United Kingdom will hold a military parade in London and bask in memories of the Empire that once spun … Continue reading

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