(1) Another Original LR Translation: Essel on Estonia in Russian History
(2) A Russian History Lesson
(3) Mighty Great Britain Kicks a Little Rooskii Ass
NOTE: Talk about annals of Russian failure! This one's really a doozy: You may have heard that Russia recently attempted to launch a PR blitz to improve Russia's image, including hiring a pricey Western firm to do the dirty work. Results? Well, how about this week's Newsweek International. Its screaming cover reads PUTIN'S DARK DESCENT over a picture of a brooding, menacing, dictatorial Putin and there is a story inside headlined "The Tyrant's Turn." The Soviet goons couldn't have blown it any bigger if they'd tried. Amazing as it seems, this time the truth is ahead of the Russian lie. Hopefully, this time the West will see the need to play for keeps.