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Tag Archives: Ukraine
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
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
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
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
Thanks to YI
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
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.
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
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
Debating the language bill: Thanks to SY for the clip.