sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

March 31, 2014

Odessa Conflict – March 30th

Filed under: politics — edge of the sandbox @ 2:46 pm

Near-riot on Potemkin Steps in Odessa, Ukraine between Maidan and Antimaidan:

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  1. […] Despite all this impressive credentials, Peek is not aware that Odessa is a strategically important port city not in Crimean peninsula, but in southern Ukraine.  Presumably his editors at Fiscal Times don’t know it either.  Russian-speaking since its founding by Catherine the Great, it became, in the 2oth century, a vibrant society, birth place of Akhmatova, Chukovsky, Jabotinsky, known for its comedic talent and celebrated in Soviet popular song.  Historically, Odessa was majority Russian, with a huge Jewish minority and, some of the most horrific pogroms notwithstanding, a cosmopolitan bend.  It is now said to be majority ethnic Ukrainian (probably mixed Russian and Ukrainian), but still russophone and Russian-leaning.  A few months ago I reposted a report by British journalist Graham Phillips about a looming street fight between Ukrainian Pravy Sektor and pro-Russian locals on the streets of Odessa. […]

    Pingback by Former Intelligence Officer Stares at The Map of Ukraine | sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — November 17, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  2. […] Despite all this impressive credentials, Peek is not aware that Odessa is a strategically important port city not in Crimean peninsula, but in southern Ukraine.  Presumably his editors at Fiscal Times don’t know it either.  Russian-speaking since its founding by Catherine the Great, it became, in the 2oth century, a vibrant society, birth place of Akhmatova, Chukovsky, Jabotinsky, known for its comedic talent and celebrated in Soviet popular song.  Historically, Odessa was majority Russian, with a huge Jewish minority and, some of the most horrific pogroms notwithstanding, a cosmopolitan bend.  It is now said to be majority ethnic Ukrainian (probably mixed Russian and Ukrainian), but still russophone and Russian-leaning.  A few months ago I reposted a report by British journalist Graham Phillips about a looming street fight between Ukrainian Pravy Sektor and pro-Russian locals on the streets of Odessa. […]

    Pingback by Former US Intelligence Officer Stares at The Map of Ukraine | sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — November 17, 2014 @ 9:50 am


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