Tag Archives: Putin

Why Would He Want to be in Opposition to Putin?

Alexei Navalny (June 4, 1976) Alexei Navalny has been in the news lately (and when hasn’t he?), so I thought I’d take a look at his birth chart, just to see what’s going on with him. His birth time is … Continue reading

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The Day that Russia Got Their New Dictator

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (August 9, 1999) Sometimes it is beneficial to revisit past events, in order to see what was happening then. By itself, this day should have raised some concerns for the rest of the world, but, as … Continue reading

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When Vladimir Met Melania

G20 Dinner in Hamburg (July 7, 2017) This moment to inspect what was going on in the heavens was spurred by an Ellie Dreams Down Under video about whether Melania is a Russian spy or not. Ellie decided she was … Continue reading

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Is Daddy Pulling the Puppet Strings: Putin’s Successor?

Dmitry Patrushev (October 13, 1977) Okay, this is one of the men on the Daily Mail list to succeed Putin. When you look at his resume, it is obvious that he was groomed from an early age to be the … Continue reading

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Putin Blames Him for the Trouble He’s in Now

Mikhail Gorbachev (March 2, 1931 – August 30, 2022) Mikhail Gorbachev died last evening in Moscow. He was 91. He got to outlive every leader the USSR ever had. He was celebrated in the West, and reviled in Russia. Putin … Continue reading

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An Echo in Time, from 1853-56: the Crimean War

Charge of the Light Brigade (October 25, 1854) Although this was a short skirmish from the larger Battle of Balaclava, it made an impression on the British mindset in Crimea, and might be why the West hesitated to stop Putin … Continue reading

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Maybe This is Exactly What Everyone Wants…

The World Going to Hell in a Handcart You know what I’m going to write next, don’t you? Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. Putin and Russia want a neutral buffer zone around their borders. … Continue reading

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Writing Yourself into the History Books

Veni, Vidi, Vici I remember reading The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar in Latin in Grade 10. The above-noted statement cannot be found there. (And for those whose Latin is a bit rusty, it means “I came, I saw, I … Continue reading

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Will He Be the New Boss (Same as the Old Boss)?

Alexander Bortnikov (November 15, 1951) This man is the Director of the FSB (formerly the KGB). He is considered by many to be the next President of Russia, after Putin steps down (or is forced out, somehow). Change the head, … Continue reading

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How Anything Happens, Against All Odds

The Tipping Point (2013 Edition) My son got this book for me, for my 72nd birthday. Thanks, Derek. After reading most of my other books from my birthday, I am starting to settle on this one. The title alone has … Continue reading

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