Europe/Americas update: April 4 2018

EUROPE RUSSIA The Russian military started a three day live-fire missile drill on Wednesday in Latvian economic waters that shut down part of Latvia's commercial airspace. Rude, I guess? How this is any different from the US and South Korea running joint military drills in North Korea's backyard is beyond me, but it's Russia so … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: April 4 2018

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Europe/Americas update: January 31 2018

EUROPE RUSSIA Russian journalist Kamil Galeev reports on Moscow's efforts to stifle separatist impulses in one of its own troublesome ethnic regions--Tatarstan: In September 2017, Russia’s central government started to enforce Putin’s instructions and push local governments into abolishing local language courses in the ethnic republics. Such measures, introduced at the beginning of an academic … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: January 31 2018