David Remnick Returns from Sochi

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Winter Olympics are over, but the geopolitical conversation about Russia's internal conflicts and place on the world stage continues. The New Yorker editor David Remnick, who was in Sochi doing commentary for NBC, discusses the games, Russian politics, the latest from Ukraine, and more.


David Remnick

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Gianni Lovato from Chatham, NY

One other small (but important, IMHO) detail worth noticing at the closing ceremony: the word "Russia" on the athletes' uniforms was spelled in Roman letters, not Cyrillic.
Another symptom of possible good will or not?

Feb. 24 2014 10:09 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Putin must really be frightened about his Ukrainian plans in the next weeks (or, actually laughing into his afternoon tea) after reading today’s front page New York Times story about the further drastic reductions in our military by Obama (via Chuckie Hagel – hired by Valerie Jarrett to do exactly this type of hatchet work):

PENTAGON PLANS TO SHRINK ARMY TO PRE-WORLD WAR II LEVEL - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s budget would eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets and scale back the Army’s size - PAGE 1A

“The entire fleet of Air Force A-10 attack aircraft would be eliminated. The aircraft was designed to destroy Soviet tanks in case of an invasion of Western Europe.”

Today’s tweet from Vlad - “UKRAINE, HERE WE COME”

Feb. 24 2014 10:06 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Putin – Sochi ........... IT’S ABOUT THE UKRAINE, STUPID.

When Barry Obama patted Medvedev on his manly thigh and begged him in that famous whisper to tell Vladimir that he would have “more flexibility after the (2012) election”, what he really meant was “... and you can have the Ukraine back.”

Ukraine is trying to save itself on its own despite the best efforts of the Boy Wonder to ignore it and make flaccid token gestures that his media tries to make sound tough. LOL, thank heaven for Merkel and the “muscular” EU.

Feb. 24 2014 09:09 AM

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