Mussik, Mussik, I miss you, Pussi-k!

“Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat,                                                                                                                                                            Where have you been? I’ve been up to London, To look at the Queen”. Many people know this childhood rhyme about a cat. My pet cat by name Mussik is far away from me, on the other continent but on the same 60th Parallell with Saint Petersburg, Russia. Some consider Russia and Canada… Continue reading Mussik, Mussik, I miss you, Pussi-k!

Your Excellency, Mr. Yakovlev! (“The Soviet Embassador” (The Making of the Radical Behind Perestroika) by Christopher Shulgan, 2008, Canada)

In such words Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s foreign policy advisor, Ivan Head, addressed to the Soviet Ambassador in Canada at that time Alexander Yakovlev. Ivan Head wrote an article “The Foreign Policy of the New Canada” in 1973. At the beginning of a posting, Yakovlev met head and later with the brilliant Canadian Prime… Continue reading Your Excellency, Mr. Yakovlev! (“The Soviet Embassador” (The Making of the Radical Behind Perestroika) by Christopher Shulgan, 2008, Canada)