American-born Justin Lifflander, graduate of Cornell University, arrived in Russia (then the USSR) in 1987 as a driver-mechanic for the U.S. embassy in Moscow.
The U.S. foots 75 percent of NATO's bill, increasingly hard to do given the enormous costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the pivot to Asia, and the war in Syria.
Over the past few weeks the American people have been served up a steady stream of words and images by the major media about the conflict in the Ukraine.
The struggle for socialism is international and constantly evolving. Socialist music is the same. "Bravely Comrades, In Step" is a good example.
Here in the U.S. May 8th is called "Victory in Europe" day. We should celebrate it more than we do.
The revolution is coming soon, to a theater near you.
Love, wealth, utopian ideas and looming revolution are themes in this wonderfully acted film about Tolstoy and his wife.