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Putin’s speech: Ominous tones

Written March 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

You can see why the Russians love their Putin. You can appreciate his domestic political appeal when you read the speech he gave in the Kremlin on Tuesday.

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Putin and the Thief of Kiev

Written February 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected glimpse of the Ukraine crisis when two young men came to our house and installed a new window, replacing one that had worn out. I could not understand what they were saying to each other while they worked. Later I asked one of them what language they were speaking. “Sounds like […]

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Check out what Putin said

Written December 15th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

This may sound odd, but it is possible to feel sorry for Vladimir Putin. The president of Russia wants his country to achieve better results in the economy and also in, among other things, education and health care. But judging by a long speech he gave to the Russian Federal Assembly on Dec. 12, progress has […]

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Saved by the Russians?

Written September 9th, 2013 by

Whatever else was going on with Syria and the world on Monday, the idea of a punitive U.S. missile strike seemed to be off the schedule for now. CNN reported that on the phone Secretary of State Kerry had told the Russian foreign minister, who had brought up the idea, that the U.S. would consider not […]


DeFazio right on Russian deal

Written November 20th, 2012 by

Our congressman Peter DeFazio from Oregon’s 4th District was one of only 43 members of the House — and the only one from Oregon — who voted last week against normalizing trade with Russia under the World Trade Organization. He is one of the few House members who made sense on this deal. The majority […]


 
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