The Chronicle of “Putler did Nuffin, he Must Leave!”

Left headline: “Russia asks USA for just a little bit more food.” (1999) Right headline: “Russia fed half of the World.” (2018)

Putin literally broke the food dependency Russia inherited from the late USSR. Food sanctions, and the “import replacement programs”, which aim to replace imports with domestic industrial production are the most important development in Russia in the last 30 years…

The Belorussian Opposition Feeds its Supporters With Promises of Prosperity

First they kidnapped our country, they are kidnapping the best of us. But in the place of the select few from our ranks, hundreds of others will come. We have two ways, to continue to live in poverty or to build a Belarus that we deserve.

This is a similar level of demagoguery that we have observed during the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine. Did Ukraine achieve prosperity in the six years after its coup d’état? Is Ukraine closer to its stated goals of joining the EU or NATO.

In fact, what happened to Ukraine is a serious drop in living standards, mass unemployment in some regions, and exodus of millions of souls. Ukraine is further away from joining the EU than it was in 2013. In 2013, Ukraine was territorially complete and there wasn’t any military conflict that makes it extremely unattractive for westward integration.

Much like in Ukraine, the opposition in Belarus does not have a plan to elevate Belarussians out of poverty. In fact, the place is gonna suffer like never before should the opposition seize power.

The Municipal Council of Sitka, Alaska Adopted a Resolution Calling for the Removal of the Statue of Alexander Baranov

This removal of statues commemorating history does not bode well for the future of America. Remember when Maidanus Ukrophithecus began toppling the statues of Lenin, one of the fathers of the Ukrainian state? Ukraine began to crumble. After all, European colonialism is what formed the countries of the Americas.

In 2019, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov visited Sitka to meet Roger Hames, whose family gave the Baranov statue to the city. ©Russian Foreign Ministry

The city council in Sitka, Alaska has decided to remove a statue of Alexander Baranov, the explorer and first governor of Russian Alaska. The resolution lists a number of serious accusations against the man.

Baranov worked for the Russian American Company, which was the vehicle for the Russian government’s effort to expand into the Americas. For almost three decades he was the de facto governor of Russian colonies on the continent. Sitka – called Novoarkhangelsk by its Russian founders – served as his capital.

On Tuesday, Sitka’s city council decided it no longer wanted a statue of Baranov to greet visitors to the city. The bronze sitting effigy was given to the city in 1989 to commemorate the man’s impact on its history and the rapid commercial development it experienced under his governance. The council took a different view of Baranov’s role, however.

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