Tag: Yury Alekseyev

Stalin’s Deportation of Crimean Tatars ‘Justified’ and ‘Humane,’ Russian Commentator Says

September 24, 2015

Staunton, September 24 The great Russian memoirist Nadezhda Mandelshtam once observed that “happy is that country in which the despicable will at least be despised.” On that measure, Putin’s Russia is an increasingly unhappy place where ever more despicable things past and present are being justified or even presented as positive goods. In a commentary […]

Will Russian Budget Allow for Restoration of Soviet-Style ‘Hero Mother’ Awards?

December 29, 2014

Staunton, December 29 – A group of Duma deputies wants to restore the “Hero Mother” award with all its accompanying benefits in order to boost the birthrate in Russia and help solve that country’s demographic problems, but the Russian government is worried about the potential cost of doing so and, while not opposed, is seeking […]