The Real Context News Podcast #9: Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head of Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties, on Democracy & War in Ukraine

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube)  April 2, 2022 (recorded March 31, 2022); see Brian’s other coverage of Putin’s war against…

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Putin’s Zombie Russian/Slavic Ethnonationalism Is Utterly Banal

As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the U.S. Congress, a look at the emptiness of his Russian counterpart’s ideological and…

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How to Lose Nations and Alienate People, by Vladimir Putin

When it comes to Ukraine, Russia is like an abusive ex-husband who will not let go (Russian/Русский перевод) By Brian…

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When Dirty Russian-Connected Money Saved Trump’s Ass and His Ensuing Business Disasters Helped Destroy the Global and American Economies

As Trump’s taxes return to the news, here is the parallel context and setup where he went from failure on…

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How Cohen’s and Manafort’s Ukraine Ties Tell the Deeper Story of Trump-Russia and the Mueller Probe

Both Cohen and Manafort have close ties to people close to Putin’s Russian mafia henchmen and who are central to…

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The Sex-Worker, the Oligarch, the Kremlin Insider, and the American Political Consultant

How an Entrepreneurial Russian Sex-Worker Further Exposed Team Trump’s Love Affair with Team Putin (Russian/Русский перевод) Author’s note: the odyssey…

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Page-Turner of an Odyssey: The Details About Carter Page You Haven’t Heard and Why They Make Him Even More of a Person of Interest

Former Trump campaign advisor and Russophile Carter Page may seem goofy, delusional, and unimportant, but he is right smack-dab in…

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The 1995 Gangster Meeting in Israel That Blows Opens the Trump-Russia Saga

After Monday’s New York Times piece on Trump business partner and associate Felix Sater’s efforts that began at least in November, 2015, to…

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Think You Know How Deep Trump-Russia Goes? Think Again: This Chart/Info Will Blow Your Mind

(Russian/Русский перевод) Perhaps the main problem with coverage of Trump’s Russia ties is that many of the various actors’ less…

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The Trump-Russia-Mob Connections Details You Won’t Find Elsewhere (Executive summary)

Apart from Flynn, there is so much more people need to know about Trump’s ties to Putin, to Russia, to…

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Trump’s Russia & Mafia Dealings Expose Him As Fool or Criminal (Traitor?) or Both: Biggest Scandal in U.S. History, Far Too Many Ties to Be Nothing

Author’s note: as I tried following up in late 2016 and early 2017 on some loose ends from my pre-election…

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EXCLUSIVE: Top Trump Aides’ Deeper & Linked Roles in Putin Agenda Revealed; Russian Mafia Nexus With Trump & Aides Goes Back Years

Author’s note: if I was horrified and outraged at the lack of the coverage of the Russia angle back in…

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Trump, Putin, Russia, DNC/Clinton Hack, & WikiLeaks: “There’s Something Going on” with Election 2016 & It’s Cyberwarfare & Maybe Worse

Author’s note January 19th, 2019: I wrote this during the 2016 DNC because I was horrified at the lack of…

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