06 March 2014

Ukraine mini-round-up

Alex Massie expresses pretty much what I think:  Putin has blown it and lost Ukraine for good.  He may also be losing his marbles.

The US State Department (!) debunks Putin's lies about Ukraine.

Yanukovych lived like a king in a country with an annual per-capita income of less than $4,000, and he wasn't alone.

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina speaks out on Putin's aggression (how come in Russia even punk rockers are super-articulate and we get Justin Bieber?).

The Russian Orthodox Church plays an important role in Putin's regime (found via Republic of Gilead).

Fire erupts at a giant oil refinery in Tatarstan, central Russia -- Volga Tatars acting in solidarity with Crimean Tatars, perhaps?

An anchor at Putin's propaganda channel quits on the air, while another registers a protest.

The Reaction, Progressive Eruptions, and TPM comment on the disgraceful Republican sniping at Obama.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had the Dixie Chicks but we shut them up.

06 March, 2014 13:37  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's true that the Dixie Chicks were more politically conscious. But as for "shutting them up", they got a lot of criticism and even harassment, but they were never arrested and locked up like Pussy Riot has been.

06 March, 2014 15:38  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Thanks for posting more info on this situation. Very helpful.

07 March, 2014 07:23  

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