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CNN, New York Times, Hollywood Studios, TV Networks, the Senate, and Congress, in COLLUSION!

Russia Bashing Now America's Most Popular Sport! Interesting, outside the limelight, with no political agendas, two men-- one Russian, one American-- tell the largely unknown story of a remarkable 19-year old woman's accomplishments, against all odds, in a male-dominated society.   How did they do that? They decided to trust each other...without reservation. If you care about such matters, the following... Learn More

DATE: Mar.12.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Men Will Be Men!

For one moment-in-time, a group of Russians and Americans worked and played together in America The mission of the Top-Secret Project Zebra mission was simple. Make 185 of the largest custom warplanes for Russia in Philadelphia. And have an elite group of US Naval pilots train 330 Russian aces and their crews... Learn More

DATE: Mar.12.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

My collaborator, Greg Gagarin, the last living Zebra, greets father time with a smile and a bourbon.

June 1945 (l). My collaborator on Project Zebra, the young American naval officer, Gregory Gagarin, 22, with a fluency in Russian and a family genealogy that gathered respect in da Rodina (Russia). October 2017 (r). A smiling Greg, age 96, and now blind, shares a moment with wife Anne and daughter Katharine. I... Learn More

DATE: Feb.08.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

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:

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