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M.N.: Appoint PussyPut the (ex-officio - [dis] - honorary) vice-governor of Alaska, so he could vacate the poor Mother Russia's Presidency. Everyone will be very happy: he will find himself a cute Eskimo boyfriend, will come out and become Gay Rights activist. That will be your longed for bliss, Vovchick!

Putin Vs. Palin: Is Alaska Next On His List?

Amid growing anti-Americanism in Russia following the imposition of U.S. sanctions, Russian officials and pro-Kremlin journalists and bloggers have fueled talk — generally facetious — of an ambition to retake Alaska

After Crimea, Russians Say They Want Alaska Back By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Apr. 01 2014 00:00 Last edited 19:49 Wikicommons A Russian Orthodox monastery sits near the coast of Alaska’s Spruce Island, which the Church has laid claim to. A mere four kilometers separate Russia's Big Diomede Island from Alaska's Little Diomede Island in the Bering Strait. This boundary between two feuding powers — known as the "Ice Curtain" during the Cold War — is likely the only place from which former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could really see Russia. But after Russia's annexation of Crimea, which the Kremlin said corrected a "historical mistake," some in Russia would like to see the divide with Alaska eliminated by having Russia stake a new claim on the territory, which Tsar Alexander II sold to the U.S. for $7.2 million in 1867. Amid growing anti-Americanism in Russia following the imposition of U.S. sanctions, Russian officials and pro-Kremlin j

31/03/14 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks: Don't fall for Putin's lie | Ian Birrell

Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks Review »   Don't fall for Putin's lie | Ian Birrell | Comment is free 31/03/14 15:39 from  Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. 'Putin behaves like a 19th-century imperial overlord, and wants to restore the Russian hegemony destroyed by the collapse of the Soviet Union.' Photograph: Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/G... »   Stephen Peter Rosen: The National Security Generation Gap 31/03/14 15:37 from  Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks mikenova shared this story . March 30, 2014 6:44 p.m. ET With Russia's invasion of Crimea, Syria's civil war growing into a regional conflict, Chinese air and naval incursions in the East and South China Seas, and a nuclear North Korea m... »   A Return to a World Marx Would Have Known 31/03/14 15:36 from  Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks mikenova shared this story from Responses to Was Marx Right?. Doug Henwood is editor of Left Business Observ