Category Archives: Putin

18c or not 18c? That is the question.

I’m in two minds about the possible repeal of section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act because of its implications for my column. On the one hand, with 18c still in force, I feel I would be grossly offending the … Continue reading

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Crime and Crimea –

Has anyone else noted the triple irony of the presence of the word “crime” in the name “Crimea?” [Now read on…] In their eagerness to please their German masters during WW2 it is well known that Ukrainian fascist groups in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Game(s) Over

Meanwhile, in a far distant land, a bear cub with a pack of howling European wolves on its tail, is seen racing for safety to the edge of the eastern forests. Nearby, a behemoth, the cub’s mother, is waking up … Continue reading

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Sochi Technical Hitch

An unexpected technical hitch in Friday’s Sochi opening ceremony, marring an otherwise perfect program, prevented tens of millions of television viewers world-wide from not thoroughly enjoying the show. Despite being treated to a brilliant and spectacular walk-through of 1000 years of … Continue reading

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Puzzle

I’m at a loss to explain why President Putin still won’t return my calls. It’s quite puzzling, really. Even after I promised to stop calling him “Putie-Pute” just in case NSA were tapping his phone as well, I’ve heard nothing back … Continue reading

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An Old Friend Calls

My old mate Vladimir (“Mad Vlad”) Zhirinovsky rings from Novosibirsk to congratulate me on the success of the stop-the boats policy and asks me if I’d be watching the opening ceremony in Sochi tomorrow. Of course, I answer, of course, … Continue reading

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Sochi Games

With the Games about to open in Sochi, the entire world is holding its breath, hoping that it’s success will finally legitimise Putin’s grand kleptocracy and give the Soviet Union Mark 2 its rightful due, once and for all, and … Continue reading

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