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Childhood Land

I moved to a different place in order to start a new, fresh, better life. I moved to a new place where no one knew about my past. 686 more words

A tribute to my NOT SO GLORIOUS childhood

Here I am, sandwiched between two of my colleagues in the backseat of a cab. We are driving from an airport after a long flight and I am longing for some privacy. 417 more words

A day in Batumi

The clatter of falling pebbles sounded like the beginning of a giant thunderclap each time a big wave broke against the shore. For a cloudy, humid afternoon on a beach in Batumi, Georgia we listened to the sound of the Black Sea and sorted and tossed around colorful speckled stones. 235 more words


A Note Indicating Interest in Russian Post-Soviet Soviet Influence


Khamenei –> Putin –> Assad


Putin (-Yanukovych : Ukraine | +Orban : Hungary)


For a long time now, I have quipped about “the dictator Putin-Assad-Khamenei: together they are defending political absolutism.” 112 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology

This is not the Cold War. For some it’s a bit warmer

With Russia allegedly financing pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, and the seizure of Crimea, the question resonating through Western media sources is: ‘Is this a new Cold War?’ 642 more words

International Relations

Summer’s end and autumn’s news

The short Estonian summer has finally packed its bags and left us in our usual cold state. No minus degrees or snow yet, but I am sure they are not far away. 1,154 more words