Category Archives: Russia

Australia Day: January 26

Jacinta Price Sensible and a patriot? (Yes) Most of us have long been in two minds about Australia Day.  That is, not about the date, but about how to best to celebrate it. In traditional ways, such as at a … 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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Ukraine Dilemma

Despite requests to help diffuse the situation I intend to keep right out of the Ukrainian mess. On one side you have a motley collection of Ukrainian fascists, bandits and thieves wanting to join the EU, and on the other … Continue reading

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American Comedian Delays Russian Invasion

The Commander of the Russian Special Forces today was forced to apologise to anxious Russians living in The Ukraine about the slow speed of deployment of his troops to Crimea. Russia’s chief of the General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, claimed that … 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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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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