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August Curse

What many in the West think of as the “Dog Days of Summer”, is better known in Russia as the August Curse. As each August approaches, most Russians are worried about what new disaster awaits them.

Kick back and listen to some memories as told by a couple of Russians.

Boris Nemtsov


On February 27th 2015, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was gunned down just a stones throw from the Kremlin. The following interviews were done within days of the murder, but only now did I have the opportunity to put them all together.

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Dempsey and Obama

General Martin Dempsey is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in other words, the highest military person in the United States. However, Dempsey seems to have forsaken the men and women that he leads (the U.S. armed services) and decided that his career is more important. He is now a hopeless, hapless cheerleader for the Marxist  Continue reading

Russian new year

This is the second installment of my series showing the effects of sanctions and the true feelings of Russians during these politically charged times. I don’t pretend, like NPR and all other liberal outlets to be unbiased, so kindly don’t try to point out that I’m biased, perhaps better to say  Continue reading

ruble rate

This is the first installment of a new series I’m working on. I’ll be covering the effects of the sanctions, and more importantly, the price of oil on the Russian economy and Russians in general. I hope to also illustrate any changes in views and/or attitudes of the average Russian.

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