Last Thursday, OMON (Otryad Militsii Osobogo Naznacheniya) raided Georgian casinos, restiurants, and markets under the guise of illegal immigration operations. Everyone knows the true reason: tensions between Russia and Georgia have reached a fever pitch. Many find the conflict rather strange. Georgia and Russia have deep historical ties. The state is considered Russia’s best friend […]
I have this week’s edition of Novaya gazeta in front of me. The cover is all black with a center photo of Anna Politkovskaya. Above the photo it simply says “Anya.” There is a short editorial at the bottom of the page. It begins, “She was beautiful. She only became more beautiful with age. Do […]
I finally got my internet back. I can see that the comments section has become a verbal bloodbath in my abscence. The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Can’t promise I will join bacchanalia. But I promise posts about more pressing subjects will resume beginning tonight. Tags: ???????????