Tag Archives: Russia

Kidnapping of Estonian officer is political – as is everything related to Russia

On 5 September, operatives of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) illegally entered the territory of the Republic of Estonia, a member of NATO and the European Union, and kidnapped by force an officer of the Internal Security Service (ISS) … Continue reading

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The Cold War hasn’t gone anywhere

In 1946, the author, George Orwell, wrote that Russia had “began to make a ‘cold war’ on Britain and the British Empire.” To add to this, Bernard Baruch said a year later, “we are today in the midst of a … Continue reading

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When Russia invaded Estonia—and Jack Ryan saved it

This post first appeared on EstonianWorld. The time is “present day.” Russia’s president is a former KGB officer who uses phrases like “The fall of the Soviet Union was one of the greatest tragedies of the last century.” The modern … Continue reading

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Can your enemy’s friend be your friend?

Written for and published on Estonian World on 9 November. “This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.” “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” This exchange happened between US President Barack Obama and Russian then-President Dmitri … Continue reading

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Present day Russia = Soviet Union. Exhibit 23343235435346

It’s amazing how many people there are, especially in the Western world, who are under the impression that today’s Russia is a normal, democratic country. The number of people who believe that is particularly high among European and American politicians, … Continue reading

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That’s as unlikely as a Libertarian in the White House

Back in the 80ies (yes, yes, I know I am not supposed to remember the 80ies, but I do!) I used to watch a nice comedy show “Family Ties” where Michael J Fox once said, “That’s as unlikely as a … Continue reading

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