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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.



“Unbelievable! Our Government kills its citizens, while Americans help us to survive.”

(EASTERN UKRAINE, NOV 2014). This is an actual quote in a very recent note from my friend and colleague in Eastern Ukraine. I had the good fortune to meet and live with these intelligent, gentle people in more peaceful times. This is also the first time in my life I have been... Learn More

DATE: Nov.23.2014 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Back by popular demand… I’ll be on air, again!

I'll be appearing on WSNR 620AM and online at Davidzonradio.com, the most listened to Russian language radio station in the United States for the last 10 years. The name of the show is "The Beer Show" (the show is not about the beer, but just an instrument/metaphor​ for a relaxed conversation.) I'll... Learn More

DATE: Oct.09.2014 | CATEGORY: My Life, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Sometimes, humor is anything but…

One picture can create decades of distrust. Decades of images creates mountains of distrust. Simply put, my generation has made a mess of the world order. And, we are not getting any better. But you young people around the world have a great opportunity to use social media for the greater... Learn More

DATE: Sep.16.2014 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Eastern Ukraine: The People’s Side of the Story (Warning: Graphic Image)

A recent email from my friend, Yelena, living surviving in Eastern Ukraine. “Lugansk (our region center), Donetsk, Snezhnoye (a little town 5-10 km away from Krasny Luch) and some other places are severely bombed and shelled. I can hear explosions out of my window, as well as the roar of Ukrainian aircrafts. (The Ukrainian... Learn More

DATE: Aug.27.2014 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

My friends were bombed today by the Ukrainian Air Force.

Three years ago, some lovely, peace-loving people in Donetsk and Krasny Luch, Eastern Ukraine, opened their homes and hearts to collaborate on my now critically-acclaimed book, Call Sign, White Lily. We lived, we laughed, we ate, we drank together for days, as I proudly gathered rare never-before seen materials about the determined Russian... Learn More

DATE: Aug.16.2014 | CATEGORY: My Life, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

We are Who we are.

No matter how hard we try, or how much we deny, we are all, to some extent, a product of our collective experiences. This video is really about the reporter's questions, not my answers, although they are interesting. Listen attentively. 

DATE: Jul.28.2014 | CATEGORY: My Life | COMMENTS:

Welcome to the Impossible

M.G. Crisci, an iconoclastic American businessman and author, with absolutely no Russian ancestry or contacts, decides to take an improbable journey. He chooses to write a book—based on a story virtually unknown in America—the bittersweet life and loves of the world’s first female fighter pilot, a confident, determined teenager from Moscow, Lilya... Learn More

DATE: Jun.23.2014 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Moscow. Like Manhattan, Only Different.

For those of you who have read my books, blogs and editorials about today’s Russia Federation what I am about to point out will not be a surprise. For the remaining 310, 299,867 Americans it might! Less than .0001% of Americans have ever visited this culturally rich and thoroughly misunderstood country. So... Learn More

DATE: Jan.14.2014 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

M.G. Crisci shares his thoughts with Voice of America & the world

On December 19th, 2013, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty published an interview with M.G. Crisci, written by Alexander Sirotin. In, M.G. Crisci discusses Russia, his impressions of his visits, and his two books Call Sign, White Lily and Seven Days In Russia, with Voice of America. The entire article translated into english is provided... Learn More

DATE: Jan.11.2014 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Surprise! God is alive and well, and living in Russia.

Russia is well-known as a society that has long dealt with adversity up close and personal thanks to endless invaders, two world wars, greedy tsars, bizarre dictators, and, perhaps the cruelest enemy of all, weather. Yet, much less is known about society’s strong belief in God. After talking to hundreds of “average”... Learn More

DATE: Jan.09.2014 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:


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