Tag Archives: Russia

Reminds me of Stalinist Russia & Mao’s Cultural Revolution & Great Leap Forward in China.

Those Who Bake Are an Enemy of the State!

Authorities in Venezuela, homeland of the late Hugo Chavez, have been rounding up bakers, as in those who make tasty goodies in ovens, for making too much food and not following whatever stupid rules the bureaucrats have dictated.



“History belongs not to the seers but rather those with the best reflexes.”

History belongs
not to the seers
but rather
those with the best reflexes.”

This is from a piece by Chris Stirewalt of Fox News. The assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey has brought about much speculation and even some introspection. The headline is apt. History reasserts itself.


Strange days in Russland

So Tsar Putin has fired several naval officers after they refused to play a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the West.

It’s been described as a Stalin-like purge. Oh, the memories. Very nostalgic. Reminds me of the movie The Hunt for Red October, one of my personal favorites.

I hope the Russians come to realize that they need to dispose of their KGB friend, and the sooner, the better.



The Russians

I’m beginning to hate the Russians as much as some Poles do.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In a new dispute exposing the complexity of Poland’s relations with Russia, Moscow is threatening Warsaw with “most serious consequences” for dismantling a monument to a Soviet World War II general. . . .

The Russians are lucky they aren’t dealing with me. I probably would have blown the thing to smithereens.

The authorities in Pieniezno want to send Charnyakhovsky’s monument to Russia, where he is a national hero.

Well, Mr. Putin, do you want the damn monument or should we just dump it in the Baltic?


Stalin’s Gratitude

A seller on eBay from Tallinn, capital of Estonia, has a proclamation from Stalin thanking a soldier for ‘liberating’ the towns of Bütow (Bytów) and Berent (Kościerzyna) in Pomerania during the last days of World War II. Stalin’s portrait graces the top center and is flanked by flags. The bottom portrays a Kremlin tower, possibly with celebratory fireworks.

It’s known as decree No. 296, issued on the 8th of March 1945. Issued by Commander of the 2nd Belorussian Front on behalf of Supreme Commander-in-Chief Marshal of the USSR Joseph Stalin, Senior Sergeant Vladimir Starodubsky was cited for excellence in battle. The document has the stamp of the unit and hand signature of the commander.


I am looking for an image of it. The one I posted originally via a link has disappeared.