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By John Helmer, Moscow Fifty years is enough time to tell the difference between a journalist whose memoir of growing up in Winnipeg failed to notice there were any Ukrainians in Canada; and another whose memory of growing up Ukrainian in Alberta failed to notice Canadians. The first was Melinda McCracken (lead images, left and […]

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  By Max van der Werff, Amsterdam Original in Dutch and English translation, also by Max van der Werff, appear here.  On April 12, 2017, a thousand days had passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down above East Ukraine. Up until now, those who did it have not been identified, indicted or arrested, […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow Like you, I have been a frequent commercial airplane flyer for years. I don’t have a bone break or concussion to report from airplane or airport handling, though like you too, my luggage has suffered that, and worse. My teeth are falling out from natural causes. I have not been beaten […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow When US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was telling the Russians and the US state press yesterday to stop hacking into American politics, sitting beside him was a former US Navy signals officer and  lawyer named Margaret Peterlin (lead image, red circle). Peterlin’s job for the last two years was managing […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow US Government officials and the official US media have wound up their meetings in Moscow with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin with one unexpected admission, one unprecedented demand, and a non-disclosure by the Kremlin which has never happened before.

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By John Helmer, Moscow How to rule a country which is a target of war by the mad figurehead of a military junta in another country?   This is not a historical question about Joseph Stalin’s options in August 1939, before he and Adolph Hitler decided on the time-buying ruse known as the German–Soviet Non-aggression […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow It is well-known that the only certain method for diagnosing the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease is a post-mortem examination of slides of brain tissue. You have to be dead to be certain. In the case of President Ronald Reagan, in 1987 the cognitive explorer G. B. Trudeau (lead images) anticipated by […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow How is it possible for a 25-minute meeting to cause Lionel Barber (lead picture, centre), current editor of the Financial Times, to report “one of the most fascinating interviews I have conducted during my 32-year career at the FT”, concluding with this last line:  “there are tentative signs that there is […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow There have been many, many advertisements for the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, but none as alluring as those he composed and performed for himself. Now that he has died, and his body is to return this week from Oklahoma for burial near Moscow, there will be many more advertisements. Some will be […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow Interview broadcast by Global Research Radio News Hour, with Michael Welch, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Click to listen Interview starts at Min. 7:23; ends at Min. 29 And click to listen to the second broadcast on April 7: Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Lubiniecki has been the commander of the Canadian military mission in western […]