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People of Russia and Crimea – My Experiences

My experience with Russian and Crimean people has always been positive. This hospitality is deeply embedded in their culture and moral values. People Who Are Strangers There are categories of relationships that define how people treat you in Russia and Crimea. I have found these categories of people hold across all the areas of the former Soviet Union that I […]

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Russian Crimean Status in 2017

I see many articles in the West saying how bad things are on the Crimean peninsula, under Russia’s control. Closed businesses, crumbling infrastructure, poor treatment of Tatars, and families unable to visit each other due to the Russia/Ukraine border. All I can say from first hand experience is that it just is not so. Plight of the Tatars We see […]

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Bus Ride to Yalta Crimea

One of the things I always recall from visits to Ukraine and Crimea are the bus rides. Usually they are small, 15-20 person vans, that range from full to over-packed. On this Crimean Bus Ride to Yalta, it was enjoyable and comfortable. Usually, it is not so relaxing. Bus Rides in Crimea Normally, this particular route has full bus loads, […]

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Ukraine: Victory Day Blemished

May 9 is Victory Day in the former Soviet states. It is the day that Hitler’s forces surrendered to the Soviet Union in 1945. The day is celebrated by Russia and the former Soviet states, since 1946. It is the greatest patriotic holiday in their culture, and WW2 veterans receive great honoron this day. As a side note, I also first met my Eastern […]

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Violent Protesters in Ukraine

D.C. In Flames: Obama Hires Thugs to Shoot Federal Police

Dateline: Washington D.C. Over the past 12 weeks, peaceful protesters have gathered in Washington D.C. to protest against President Obama signing a free trade agreement with Canada, and for refusing to sign a free trade agreement with Iran. Obama has hired an armed group of guerrillas from a Colombian drug cartel to pretend they are protesters. Their assigned job is […]

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A Right Not To Be Offended?

I heard Dave Ross talking about gun violence victims that say they felt disrespected at a Washington State legislative hearing on I-594. The offense is about comments regarding if I-594 would have prevented several shootings, and some further comments about gender not being a major issue in gun control. I am curious why people who live in a society with a First […]

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Think first and show respect to all

Ok. I spent a good part of last night listening to God speak to me about my offending a friend by re-posting this Matt Walsh blog. I apologize profusely to my friend. I was disrespectful by not thinking of what consequences my actions would have. My friend is a member of the LGBTQ community, and it was not my intention […]

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