Tag Archives: Russia

Crimea, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Ukraine, Historical Perspective


I think most people are confused about Ukraine, the horrible pogroms, Polish/Ukraine mutual ethnic cleansing and why Khrushchev amputated Crimea from the USSR only a few decades ago and why Putin is a little nervous at having the West move … Continue reading

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How the US Uses the UN Veto – and How it is Used by Russia and China


I understand the use of  the veto to advance national interests but it is interesting to see what these interests were/are.  The 1970s were a long time ago but the ratio of  US vetoes vs China’s and Russia’s vetoes is … Continue reading

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Whaling Prehistory and Culture


Prehistoric Cultures Were Hunting Whales At Least 3,000 Years Ago    ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2008) — Recent findings by a Russian-American research team suggest that prehistoric cultures were hunting whales at least 3,000 years ago, 1,000 years earlier than was previously … Continue reading

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