Aside from Goliath, Putin’s Russia is more akin to Polyphemus.  The Crimean Coup and the Drunken Cyclops

Aside from Goliath, Putin’s Russia is more akin to Polyphemus. The Crimean Coup and the Drunken Cyclops

For actions like Saki’s, marked by boldness and small numbers, David is often invoked against Goliath. But to define what the Kremlin is today, the narrated story of the Odyssey is better. The story of a graduate student and the instructions of a chief of the Russian occupying power

Mykolayiv, from our correspondent. Now we still have to think about the Crimean event. Yesterday, the New York Times quoted an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, Anton Gerashchenko, as saying that the explosions at Saki airbase killed about 60 pilots and technicians and injured a hundred: a very heavy toll. At least eight aircraft were destroyed on the ground. And the ammunition depots and the evacuated buildings – a heavy blow. And spectacular, because to take it back there was a crowd of stunned Russian bathers, who shortly afterwards took their guns and luggage, or at least their luggage, blocking the roads of the sad return.

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