Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Faraway Visit

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) A survey of Russian media over the past few days has revealed that folks in Moscow were paying little attention to Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States.  This is … Continue reading

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The Education Of Kathleen Parker (The Values Gap-4)

I feel sorry for Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post.  As an American media person, she grew up and matured with two basic assumptions in mind:   It 's a sacred duty of every U.S. journalist to lecture the rest of the world … Continue reading

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A Jail For A Thief. A Thief For A Jail. (A Reflection On The Verdict In The Khodorkovsky & Lebedev Trial.)

There doesn't seem to be any common ground between critics and supporters of the guilty verdict in the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev.  (I feel obliged to at least mention Lebedev, if only once, in this piece.  Hey, … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-22 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In December 2010), Part 2

The Post's authors have mixed feelings towards WikiLeaks.  Charles Krauthammer, for instance, hinted that he wouldn't mind Julian Assange, WikiLeaks' founder, being killed by a "KGB proxy."  Why?  To send a message to "people like Assange."  (This is Charles Krauthammer, who … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-22 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In December 2010), Part 1

The Washington Post's coverage of Russia in December was dominated by the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty. On December 1, Will Englund reported on the interview that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gave to CNN's Larry King in which Putin … Continue reading

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