Mr Philby

The SVR, Russia's foreign intelligence service, is exceedingly proud of its Soviet heritage. After all, the Soviet Union did not collapse because they were incompetent. It collapsed because the command economy quite simply could not keep pace with the market based economies of its enemies in NATO and its population did not believe in the … Continue reading Mr Philby

“Kids, let’s all get along with one another”

The German press has recently been ridiculing the tit-for-tat exchanges between Moscow and Washington as trifling. Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova’s hysterical outbursts about the supposed outrage of American intrusions into the properties now deprived of diplomatic status - largely in San Francisco - have led to comparisons between her and the characters in Angry … Continue reading “Kids, let’s all get along with one another”