Tag Archives: Russia

I Wept for Greece

When tears well in my eyes upon reading a passage in a book, I must explore the possible reasons for this. I am only sixty percent through reading “Postcards from Greece,” by Victoria Hislop. Her story is unerringly soulful and … Continue reading

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Russia is not the Soviet Union—what are ‘we’ afraid of?

Over a quarter of a century has passed since the Soviet Union dissolved into its constituent republics, and since its satellite countries in Eastern Europe have declared their independence from Soviet hegemony. Yet many in Europe and the USA are … Continue reading

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