Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Olympic Mythology

I can understand why Yevgeny Plyushchenko's silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics men's figure skating competition was such a huge disappointment for him and for the whole Russian team.  And although I generally try to stay clear of discussing sports events, let me say this: … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-13 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In January And First Half Of February 2010)

Two articles published in the Post in January and early February dealt with security issues.  First, Colum Lynch reported, on January 27, that the U.N. Security Council has lifted sanctions against five former Taliban officials who now say that they back … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-13 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In January And First Half Of February 2010)

Two articles published in the Post in January and early February dealt with security issues.  First, Colum Lynch reported, on January 27, that the U.N. Security Council has lifted sanctions against five former Taliban officials who now say that they back … Continue reading

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Ethnic Lobbies in America: Will Russia Join The Club?

Of all countries that "matter" to the United States, Russia is perhaps the only one that doesn't systematically lobby its interests in Washington.  This is, of course, not to say that American PR agencies and lobbyist firms have never touched "Russian" dollars.  … Continue reading

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