Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Another Human Rights Post

I was not born an activist. I don’t seek out controversy. It seems like I was backed into a corner early in life. This is how many members of minorities came to care deeply about human rights. Yes, here’s another … Continue reading

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Another Putin Book (Review)

In that it’s good to learn about your enemies, it’s vital to know about a sworn enemy of the United States. That is one of the reasons I have read about Russian President Vladimir Putin. The third book I’ve read … Continue reading

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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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The New Tsar (Review)

It’s out of character for me to read more than one biography about a specific public figure in the span of six months. However, the subject of both biographies is the complicated, enigmatic President of the Russian Federation.  Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, … 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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Soviet Victims Of Repression Remembered

Lately, I’ve been trying to get more of an understanding about the current spate of political repression and imperialistic attitudes going on in the Russian Federation.  From what I’ve gathered, Russia has long been a harsh, primal country for the … Continue reading

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