Patrick Armstrong was an analyst in the Canadian Department of National Defence specialising in the USSR/Russia from 1984 and a Counsellor in the Canadian Embassy in Moscow in 1993-1996. He retired in 2008 and has been writing on Russia and related subjects on the Net ever since.

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Predator Fish and Prey Fish

As a result of different historical realities, Russians have a completely different view of war: for Russia it's life or death, while for medieval Europe it was a sport for kings.

Real Crickets, Fake News

Irritating cricket sounds produced a kind of dancing mania among US diplomats and the presstitutes sank to the occasion – even though the Cuban evidence was out there – and blamed Russia.