Tag Archives: Russian Republic

The Attrocities In Chechnya

In times like these, we have to stand up for the safety and well-being of our brothers and sisters.  There is little constructive concern in official United States reaction to the ongoing human rights violations in Chechnya. The Chechen Republic … Continue reading

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Putin Country (Review)

My informal, ad hoc study of Russia has been aided by the appearance of several contemporary books about the country the past couple of years. More than a few of these feature President Vladimir Putin and his influence. Last week, I … Continue reading

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Putinism (Review)

Russia seems, to me, to be a dark, mysterious, dangerous, and forbidding place. Perhaps that is so, because I grew up in the midst of the Cold War.  The very taboo nature of the Soviet Union engaged my fascination like … Continue reading

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The Soviet SST

When most of us think about supersonic airline service, we instantly think of the Anglo-French Concorde.  Likewise, most people think the Concordes were the only supersonic transport (SST) planes ever put into commercial service.  Actually, the USSR got a two-month … Continue reading

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