“KREMLIN AIDE: RUSSIA’S CENTURIES-LONG ROMANCE WITH WEST OVER” – As they say, in Russia the past is never certain: Russia has abandoned its centuries-long aspirations of integrating into the West …

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FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE CONFEDERATE GENERALS – To the left, a slippery slope is not a logical device, it’s their business model: Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet …

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IN PUTIN WE TRUST – People nowadays are cautioned against stereotyping, particularly of entire nations, and particularly in a negative way (it’s OK though to stereotype the politically incorrect groups …

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WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH ALL THE LENINS? – Good news from Ukraine: Ukraine has removed all 1,320 statues of the communist revolutionary Lenin following a government drive to rid the …

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MARCH 5 – Sometimes history is like that. On 5 March 1940, Stalin signs an order to murder 22,000 members of the Polish elites, including Army officers taken as prisoners …

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RIP ROSIE THE RIVETER – It was a few weeks ago, but bears remembering: Unsung for seven decades, the real Rosie the Riveter was a California waitress named Naomi Parker …

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WINSTON CHURCHILL’S “PROBLEMATIC PAST” – “The Independent” is here to remind us all about it: You can read the whole piece here. As Raw writes, “His grandson, Nicholas Soames, has …

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