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150 Years Ago, Tyutchev Invented ‘Russophobia’ to Describe the Attitudes of Some Russians to Other Russians


Saturday, October 21, 2017 Paul Goble Staunton, October 21 –Russian poet Fyodor Tyutchev writing in French first used  the term “Russophobia” on October 20, 1867, to describe the hostility some Russians feel toward their own country and its problems and their willingness to overlook any difficulties in other states, Russian blogger Sergey Tsvetkov says. This week… Continue reading 150 Years Ago, Tyutchev Invented ‘Russophobia’ to Describe the Attitudes of Some Russians to Other Russians

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Russia Will Never Be an Orthodox Iran Because It has ‘Traditionalism without Traditions,’ Krashennnikov Says


Paul Goble Staunton, October 21 – Many Russians fear that nationalist radicals are on their way to transforming Russia into an Orthodox Christian version of Iran; but their fears are misplaced, Fyodor Krasheninnikov says, Russia has officially promoted “traditionalism” without the traditions in the population such a state would require. In a Snob commentary, the… Continue reading Russia Will Never Be an Orthodox Iran Because It has ‘Traditionalism without Traditions,’ Krashennnikov Says

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Russia puts British Putin critic on Interpol wanted list


Russia is using Lawfare to promote Russian national interests.  Bill Browder was a force of nature to get the Magnitsky Act passed and now Russia has placed Bill Browder on the Interpol’s wanted list. Canada just passed their version of the Magnitsky Act.  In the past countries have refused to allow Russia to place people on… Continue reading Russia puts British Putin critic on Interpol wanted list

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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 21 Oct 07


WEEK 49: The boss approved Mission Branding – Whoop! Strike up the Band It is official folks.  The Division Commander approved the recommended Mission Branding: Coalition Forces support Iraqis for a secure and unified Iraq.  I guess the timing was right or I adequately prepped the leadership.  Everybody grasped the concept and purpose of Mission… Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 21 Oct 07

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The Kremlin’s Platform for ‘Useful Idiots’ in the West: An Overview of RT’s Editorial Strategy and Evidence of Impact


Truth be told, I skipped the report and went straight to the link of “Useful Idiots”.  Since I have not appeared on RT, I knew I would not appear.  I only recognized the names of three world leaders, but, truth be told, I just looked for names that jumped out at me.  Since the hullabaloo… Continue reading The Kremlin’s Platform for ‘Useful Idiots’ in the West: An Overview of RT’s Editorial Strategy and Evidence of Impact

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (1) – 20 October 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Plokhy makes a good point, not that Muscovy will pay any attention, the relationship is so damaged now it could take several generations to normalise, when Ukrainians describe it as “Eternal War”. COCW Award today go to the Kremlin leadership for some truly bizarre alternate reality statements. Rezchikov… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (1) – 20 October 2017

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New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk


October 20, 2017 By Bellingcat Investigation Team On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published a new photograph Buk 332, the Russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 on July 17, 2014. Buk 332, previously identified by Bellingcat as ‘Buk… Continue reading New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk