Saturday, December 10th, 2016

From the Telegraph: With retailers struggling to find credit and ordinary Russians being forced to change their spending, a vast lake of undrunk vodka is accumulating in distilleries across Russia. Official statistics indicate a collapse in demand for vodka over the past two months. November inventories of unsold vodka stock have risen to 82 million […]

Welcome to the sunburned version of “Idiot Politician of the Week”. My famous last words yesterday before taking my son to soccer camp? “Maybe I should get some sun screen.” But as red as I am, Vladimir Putin still has me beat. The ex-KGB member and current Prime Minister of Russia asks the question, “How […]

Former President Jimmy Carter explains why he would not support a boycott of the Beijing Olympics: As president, Carter led the boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. “That was a totally different experience in 1980, when the Soviet Union had brutally invaded and killed thousands and thousands of […]

For some reason, this popped into my head today. Print this entry

For some reason, this popped into my head today. Print this entry

If there are two pictures we should remember of the fall of Communism in Russia, the first would have to be Boris Yeltsin climbing the tank outside the Kremlin to thwart the coup by Communist hardliners.The second picture would have to be Yeltsin deposing Gorbachev and overthrowing Communism. Unfortunately, undoing 70 years of Leninist ideology […]

If there are two pictures we should remember of the fall of Communism in Russia, the first would have to be Boris Yeltsin climbing the tank outside the Kremlin to thwart the coup by Communist hardliners.The second picture would have to be Yeltsin deposing Gorbachev and overthrowing Communism. Unfortunately, undoing 70 years of Leninist ideology […]