Category Archives: Sochi

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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Quaint Customs from the Caucases

While the use of Cossack whips on the Pussy Riot vandals in Sochi is to be much admired, I wouldn’t recommend similar remedies being adopted here in Australia. That is, they should not be overtly used, carte blanche, for example, as a … Continue reading

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Nyet

A number of readers have emailed me to enquire why I didn’t include Vladimir Putin on the list of “Usual Suspects” donors I should approach in support of the Assange cause. (See 11/feb post) The simple reason is that it … 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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