In Deptford, there’s a monument to Peter the Great crafted by Mikhail Shemyakin. Viewing it, much like encountering the artist’s other works, is a challenge that often leaves observers tearful—not from the depth of emotion it might inspire, but rather from its sheer lack of appeal. However, in a bold statement marking the anniversary of… Read more Peter the Great Gets a Ukrainian Paint Job
The most memorable takeaway for Putin personally from the UK trip probably wasn’t a business deal but a spontaneous theft from a Scottish bakery they were courting for business in Leningrad.
Regrettably, Dmitry Medvedev didn’t heed my advice. It wasn’t his first mistake, and certainly not his last.