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Straight from my mind to your screen—here’s a collection of my thoughts, from the heartfelt to the odd, and everything in between.

U.S. Media Makes Russian Secret Preference for Trump Sound Like a Media Scoop

FACT BUSTER#1. The Russian preference is not part of some clandestine mission to overthrow the American government. Have you ever seen this picture posted in American newspapers? It’s commonly available all over Russia and Europe—note the Reuters picture attribution in lower left. By the way, the people in the pictures are... Learn More

DATE: Mar.11.2017 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Russia AND America! Time for both of us to grow up?

Quite simply, I am a proud American with no Russian ancestry. I am both a product of the Cold War, and one, who in later life, has traveled to the land of the Midnight Sun on numerous occasions, and written two books about Russia, its culture, its way of life, and its... Learn More

DATE: Dec.03.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

What Putin “Really Said” on CBS 60 Minutes

I’m an intellectually curious businessman turned author, who like most native born Americans, carries a ton of Cold War baggage, which has been shaped by the media, by politicians, by Hollywood and our television shows. Did you know almost 35% of tinsel town’s best selling movies of all time feature a... Learn More

DATE: Dec.03.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

The President who “got” Russia.

President Nixon in the Green Room of the Grand Kremlin Palace readies to speak on Russian National TV By M.G. Crisci and Richard M. Nixon On May 28, 1972, Richard M. Nixon became the only President of the United States to directly address the citizens of the Soviet Union on Russian national... Learn More

DATE: Aug.11.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

East Ukraine, the people’s point of view.
New York Times, Washington Post, et al media, please take note!

EAST UKRAINE, MAY 20 In case you missed it…the 2014 reporters without borders study on truth in media ranked our United States a disappointing #46, and declining. Put another way, that means 45 countries do a better job of reporting the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Why? Probably lots... Learn More

DATE: May.22.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

World Take Note! East Ukraine maintains dignity despite worst of times

Downtown Donetsk, Victory Day, May 9, 2015 Donetsk International Airport, December, 2014 Donetsk Int’l Airport, September 2010 Regardless of which side you are on in the matter of Ukrainian Sovereignty, the human spirit is a hard thing to suppress over the long-term. Add to that two other unmistakable truths: 1.) Violence always... Learn More

DATE: May.12.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Noble Deeds Stand the Test of Time! Ukrainian Kids Honor Lidia Litvyak on Victory Day

Six years ago in San Diego, California, I met Lidia Litvyak (1921-1943) for the first time. Lidia, a feisty, diminutive, blonde teenager was the world’s first female fighter pilot -- and to this day, the most successful ever in terms of missions and solo kills. Not surprisingly, she became Hitler’s worst... Learn More

DATE: May.12.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

We Should Be Ashamed: Those With The Least Still Remember What’s Important

Determined East Ukrainians with no pensions, no banks, and few medicines remember what is important. Eastern Ukraine, May 9, 2015 In many cities of Russia, in Donetsk and Lugansk too, after the Victory Day military parade there was another parade of people with portraits of their relatives who perished during the Great Patriotic War.... Learn More

DATE: May.12.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Truth in Ukraine Ignored by the New York Times, et al!

EASTERN UKRAINE, MAY, 2015 The Saur-Grave monument is a part of a regional landscape park near Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine. During the World War II, the Germans took the hill then built bulk bunkers and fortifications, arranged in tiers. The Soviet army lost 23,238 soldiers retaking the hill. To commemorate a moment when... Learn More

DATE: May.11.2015 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

China, Russia…and yes, the US…Lag in Free Press Study

Expected: Russia ranks #148 out of 180 Countries in 2014 survey "Reporting without Bias." Country rank unchanged from 2013. Surrounded by Myanmar, Bangladesh, Singapore, Philippines, Iraq, Turkey, Mexico and Pakistan. Unexpected: United States ranks #46 in the same study. Trails virtually the entire European Union (Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, U.K. etc.) and... Learn More

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