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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Why Is Putin Doing All This Now?

The confusing cocktail of context and events that inspired Russia’s rash actions, explained (Russian/Русский перевод) By Brian E. Frydenborg, February 21, 2022 (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter…

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The Nexus of American Right-Wing and Kremlin Disinformation Exposes Trump-Russia’s Mechanics

(Russian/Русский перевод) How Trump, Putin, Giuliani, the Russian mafia, and the working relationships between their agents and media allies in the…

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The Untold Story of the Bidens and Burisma

The scale has been upended with the repeated transmissions of Trump’s—and the Kremlin’s—lies about Biden.  The real story is quite…

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A Song of Gas and Politics: How Ukraine Is at the Center of Trump-Russia, or, Ukrainegate: A “New” Phase in the Trump-Russia Saga Made from Recycled Materials (eBook preview/excerpt)

A preview of an Epic Saga with companion sections in fifteen parts By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981) November 24, 2019 (Update: December…

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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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Cohen’s Shady Family Business Dealings’ Unexplored Links to Key Trump-Russia Figures Demand Scrutiny

Trump’s Former Fixer’s Three Congressional Hearings Beginning Today Are a Great Opportunity to Demand Answers to Key Unsolved Mysteries that…

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Rudy Giuliani’s Kislin Connection Raises Issues for His Role as Trump’s Russia Lawyer: EXCLUSIVE Analysis

Author’s note: three-quarters of a year later, Giuliani is still Trump’s point man on Russia and has not been asked…

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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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U.S. Settlement of Prevezon Case Raises More Questions on Trump/Russia Ties; Bharara Led Case Before Trump Fired Him (CENSORED IN RUSSIA)

Author’s note: In early January, 2019, Veselnitskaya was charged by SDNY for obstruction of justice in the Prevezon case. (Russian/Русский…

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