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My Education In Russian Business
In 1992 I was asked to examine and create the logistical system for importing the raw materials for the production of aluminium and the exporting of finished primary aluminium through the Far East of Russia.
Jun 21, 2022 - 11:18:17 AM
Memories of My Activities in the Ukraine
While watching the extensive media coverage of the current Russian military activities in the Ukraine I have been constantly reminded of my own small activities over the years in the same places as they mention on their maps.
May 30, 2022 - 12:09:49 PM
A Brief Review of the Rajapaksa Dynasty
In 2015 I wrote an article about the Siloviki and Russia and the effect of sanctions. One example I gave was the role of the Rajapaksa dynasty of Sri Lanka and the titanium industry. Now that the renaissance of Rajapaksa rule has been rolled back in Sri lanka I thought it might be of interest to know some of the background.
May 15, 2022 - 12:01:35 PM
France’s Celebration of the End of the War In Europe
The world is getting ready to celebrate the 77th anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day; the day commemorating the surrender of Germany and the end of hostilities in the European theatre. On the 7th of May 1945 General Alfred Jodl signed the unconditional surrender terms at Rheims ending Germany's participation in the war. Surrender took effect the next day.
May 12, 2022 - 5:01:50 PM
A Snapshot of History
I have been lucky enough to have led a somewhat unusual life. Occasionally, I have been part of events which have never made it into mass circulation and awareness. These have not been important events but might be sufficiently interesting to students of the realities of international relations as they reveal the more personal interactions behind the politics.
May 3, 2022 - 1:38:29 PM