March 15, 2010 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  Putin’s “Inhumane” Russia

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Berezovsky 1, Putin 0

(3)  EDITORIAL:  Putin and his Charlatans

(4)  Medvedev’s Dismal mid-term Report Card

(5)  Russians lap up Georgian Cuisine

(6)  Annals of Machine Translation

9 responses to “March 15, 2010 — Contents

  1. Добро пожаловать в Руссофобкy

    Хорошо сказано.


    It’s actually not “сказано” is it, since it was not spoken but written?

    • It should be Руссофобочка.

      • Why?

        • I think RTR tries to provoke you. And Kaktuss suggests something more flirty. But I think what she suggests in Russian language sounds a little bit too flirty. Because “russofovochka” looks like something rather small. Whereas “russofobka” is simply female variant of the word “russophobe”. By the way, if you want to suggest that someone comes to you like a guest to your house, may be you should consider change it to “dobro pozhalovat k russophobke”. Then it looks like you welcome someone and you are the host. When you say “v” it means “inside”. So if you leave “v” then it will look like you call this website by female version which is quite lovely anyway…

          • Alex,

            I can’t make heads or tails of what you wrote. What’s wrong with me expressing approval for LR’s invitation? Are you insulting our hostess? What for?

  2. Ukrainian Envoy: EU Will ‘Always’ Remain Kyiv’s Main Priority

    March 13, 2010
    By Ahto Lobjakas
    BRUSSELS — “The EU was and will be the main priority for Ukraine” is a statement that sums up the main thrust of the message delivered by the Ukrainian ambassador to the EU, Andriy Veselovskyy.

    This, Veselovskyy said, is a position confirmed by President Viktor Yanukovych during his visit to Brussels on March 1 — his first foreign destination in the role — and remains one that enjoys the support of the majority of Ukrainian people, who feel they “belong in the European family of nations.”

    Briefing journalists in Brussels on March 12, Veselovskyy hinted at a moment of doubt that appears to have seized Kyiv in the immediate aftermath of Yanukovych’s defeat of Yulia Tymoshenko, who represented the overtly pro-Western forces in Ukraine in the runoff.

    But Yanukovych was quickly reassured. The EU decision to dispatch foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton and Enlargement and Neighborhood Commissioner Stefan Fule, along with the president of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, to Yanukovych’s inauguration in Kyiv on February 25 demonstrated the bloc’s respect for Ukraine’s maturity as a democratic country, Veselovskyy said. The seniority of the EU representatives present in Kyiv paved the way for the new Ukrainian president’s decision to travel to Brussels a mere three days later.

    The “signals” sent to Kyiv by the European Union, exemplified by a letter signed by the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, surpassed all expectations. Reading out parts of the message, Veselovskyy lingered on phrases such as “close European partner” and “member of the European family of nations.”

    The EU’s charm offensive was crowned by assurances given to Yanukovych during his visit that visa-free travel for Ukrainians is an entirely realistic prospect provided the bloc’s preconditions are met. Reassured, Yanukovych was said to have told his team to occupy themselves “day and night” with Ukraine-EU links.

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