Tag Archives: Ukraine

What is canon?

The following is a long overdue post about two OGs, Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames. Last fall, Matt Taibbi departed Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media before the launch of his much anticipated new web journal, Racket. The unexpected departure prompted … Continue reading

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Meet: Yuri Meshkov

A long-time listener of Mark Schauss’ Russian Rulers’ History podcast (now called Russian History Re-told), I would like to give him a shout-out for his podcast last week on Crimea. While I disagree with his theory behind Russia’s Ukrainian incursion … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Got Talent // Украина мае талант

Based on recent events, we need no reminder of the vitality of the Ukrainian people, but a cheap internet meme has been going around under the heading “The Real Reason Putin Invaded Ukraine”, focusing on World’s Greatest Pole Dancer Anastasia … Continue reading

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Is Putin playing chess or checkers?

For the past 20 years, Ukraine has been a country in transition, emerging from the Soviet rubble with an unneeded nuclear arsenal, a linguistically heterogeneous population, a crumbling economy and a semi-authoritarian political system in place, party-boss plutocracy reimagined as … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Eugene Hutz

Thanks to YI

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Dolphins and that

As usual, Karl Pilkington is completely right about everything: http://gawker.com/5990158/military-dolphins-with-frickin-guns-attached-to-their-heads-have-gone-missing-in-the-black-sea Ukraine’s navy has reportedly put out an APB for three dolphins that have gone missing in the Black Sea of the coast of Crimea. Oh, did I mention these are … Continue reading

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Charles Tillman doing the Гопак

Delighted to see Chicago Bears’ defensive back Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman getting his teammates amped up by dancing like a Cossack in the pre-game huddle: Yes, it’s like that. Mr. NFL please let me keep this video up.

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Geography Fail II

Which country is Gurbanguly from again Mr. Yanukovich? http://censor.net.ua/video_news/200110/novyyi_geograficheskiyi_konfuz_prezidenta_yanukovich_pereputal_turkmenistan_s_kazahstanom_video

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The Big Pussy Riot Post

News on Friday that the three jailed members of Pussy Riot had been handed a 2-year prison sentence for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity” (“хулиганство, совершенное по мотивам религиозной ненависти и вражды“) provoked immediate reactions on the streets … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Rada

Debating the language bill: Thanks to SY for the clip.

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