Saturday, December 14, 2019


It's all starting to make sense. All of a sudden, I get the picture. See right through the scam. Which ain't that hard to do, if you've been paying attention, which I have been. Paying attention is what you do when your life depends on it, as mine does, as those of my family and friends here do, and maybe, just maybe, as yours do too. So pay attention. These are dangerous times.


Let's connect the following dots - The punk Zelensky's smug, almost arrogant attitude at the recent Normandy Four meeting and his subsequent reneging on the agreement. Reliable info about another imminent false flag chemical attack by the White Helmets in Syria which may happen any day now. Again. Republican shit-hook Senator Cory Gardener's "SMART ACT" to designate Russia as a "State Sponsor of Terrorism", and “Russian-supported armed forces in the Donbas region of Ukraine as Foreign Terrorist Organizations” within the next three months.  The largest NATO exercise in 25 years, "Defender Europe 20" with 60,000 soldiers (including 20,000 US soldiers to be shipped in) to begin in April 2020. Four months from now.

The next Normandy Four meeting, if it happens, is also scheduled for four months from now, too. This will be after Pompeo's State Department determines whether the Donbass Republics qualify as terrorist organizations and Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. (Does anybody want to guess which way that's going to go?) Which will be after the upcoming false flag chemical attack in Syria which will this time, (and as usual without any proof) be blamed on Syria AND Russia and just in time for  the biggest NATO build-up across Europe this century. Are you with me, Pilgrim? 

When Zelensky goes to the next Normandy meeting, backed up by the French pretty boy and the  German toad, they will attempt to dictate the terms to Putin - either allow the total re-write of the agreement, to include above all the immediate control of the border by Ukraine, or else the agreement will be voided, (which will, of course, also be blamed on Russia) and then Russian and the Donbass Republics become officially listed as "terrorists" by the goddamned US gov, and it's back to the "Anti-Terrorist Operation" where the only alternative is The Big Ukrop Offensive, total war, the ethnic cleansing and genocide in Donbass that has been held in check for the past 5 years only by the credible threat of a Russian counter-offensive. But the question now is whether Russia will risk an all-out  war with an already mobilized and ready NATO battle group perched on her borders, in order to save a few million Russian-speaking citizens of the Republics. Now, that is the question, isn't it?

Either way, it looks like the Donbass Republics will soon be in for a hard, hard time, to put it nicely. Either we will suffer a re-enactment of Operation Barbarossa; a genuine nazi invasion, with death camps, slave labor and genocide, or we become ground zero for World War III. Of course, the US and NATO don't want war with Russia, (just yet) but they are clearly going to continue to risk it, and up the ante considerably, in order to see if Russia will abandon its principles and the Republics in order to avoid it. Trump The Idiot will be onboard with the Deep State warmongers, because he will be convinced by the assholes and nazis who advise him that, one, it will win him the election by ridding him from the "soft on Russia" criticism, and two, the Russians will never risk war with NATO.

This "re-negotiation" of the Minsk and Steimeier Agreements can be presented in a way to give Russia a semi-palatable, (but false) face-saving excuse, if they decide to take it. "The agreement still stands, we have simply agreed to re-adjust the timetable, to allow Ukraine to take control of the border first." Once the borders are sealed, once Ukraine's "territorial integrity" is re-established, once Russia has capitulated, all the talk of voting and special status can be shelved. The "lustration", "filtration" and "punishment", in other words, the ethnic cleansing and genocide that will inevitably and immediately ensue, will be conducted in media silence and far from the cameras and microphones of ukrop and western media, who will, of course, be the only ones reporting from the newly "liberated" territories of the former Republics. And if some pesky journalist has the temerity to ask about the voting or human rights guarantees, the Ukrainian nazis and their US/NATO masters can simply say "может быть завтра", "Maybe tomorrow", which in Ukraine, is the polite way to say "Never."


If Russia abandons the Republics, it might save itself from war with Ukraine and maybe NATO, at least for a little while, but Ukraine's integration into NATO would then be fast tracked and assured, and Russia would again be faced with an emboldened, ruthless and voracious enemy at the gates. And if the ukrop nazis were to take the Donbass Republics, their next target would, without question, be Crimea. And Russia simply cannot and will not back down from that.

So, considering that I live in Donetsk, and intend to do so for the rest of my life, considering I am already on nazi death lists and will be immediately subjected to a fatal dose of "re-education" if I fall into the hands of ukrop punishers, what do I think will happen and what will I do? For me, these are questions of life and death, and I have only a few months to decide. Actually, I have already decided, and it looks like in the next few months, I will see the results of my decisions.

First, I do not think Putin and Russia will abandon the Republics. It would be cowardly, unprincipled and futile to do so, and these are adjectives that simply do not apply to Putin or to Russia. Putin has stated publicly and on more than one occasion that he will not allow a bloodbath or egregious human rights violations to be imposed on the citizens of the Donbass Republics, many thousands of whom are now Russian citizens as well. Putin has stated clearly that he knows what the ukrop nazis have in mind, what they will do if they have a free hand in Donbass. And above all, Putin and the Russian People know that capitulation is no refuge, no escape from relentless, ruthless aggression. And Putin has also said, and I quote, "I learned on the streets of Leningrad as a kid, if a fight is inevitable, it is better to hit first." I am quite certain that Vladimir Putin will stand by his words, by his promises and his principles, and the Russian People will back him 100%. Of that I am sure. If a lioness and her cubs are surrounded by hyenas, the lioness may have a chance to survive if she abandons her cubs, but it just doesn't happen like that. No way.

I expect the ukrops and their NATO masters to go through with their schemes, and present an ultimatum to Putin at the next Normandy Meeting in April 2020. I expect Putin will throw the ultimatum back in their faces and call their bluff and assure them that if Ukraine attacks the Republics, we will counter-attack, and Russia will be with us, come what may. Then we will see who is really ready to pull the trigger and do the ultimate "man dance". Putin has promised that if Russia is attacked, he will destroy the places the attacks come from, and also the places where the orders for the attacks come from. And Vladimir Putin don't lie.

I have long predicted that this war would not end gently, that there would be one more big battle, probably the biggest battle, before there will be peace in Ukraine. I have been told by people I trust and who are qualified to know, that if the ukrop army makes a major attack, a ground taking assault on the Republics, the Russian Army will be here in a matter of hours, with orders not to decimate, but to annihilate the nazi aggressors. And within a few days, the ukrop army will cease to exist. I believe this and am encouraged by it, and will act accordingly. Those first few hours will be tough, horrendous, but I will stay and fight. That's what I came here to do, and so be it. There is no question of fleeing to Russia. I will defend my home and family from nazi invaders here, and I will fight until victory or death. This is not some stirring rhetoric or bombastic bullshit, I am serious, and the situation is serious, and I expect in the next few months to have to back up my words with actions. Again. And that is what I will do. If all-out war breaks out in Donbass, things will be tough here, really tough, Sarajevo tough, Grozny tough, but we will never surrender, and in the end, we will prevail. And we, Russia, the good people in this world who do not start wars but end them, will prevail whether the war is confined only to Ukraine or engulfs the whole world, which it may well do. As we say in Donbass, "This war will end like in 1945."

LIKE 1945
The people of the USA and Europe should ponder what Donbass has gone through in these last 5 years, and understand it is not impossible that you too will experience war firsthand yourselves. If you allow your corrupt and bloodthirsty rulers to attack us, understand that we will hit back, hard, where you live, and understand that you will have it coming. Only the people of Europe and the USA can stop this insane and deadly gambit, and if you're going to, you need to act now. Otherwise, your masters will proceed with this diabolical scheme and the whole world may well come crashing down around your heads. Things are fixin' to get really, really real. Chose your side and make your move, while you still can. This time next year, the world will have changed, and it may be too late. For all of us.

Thursday, December 12, 2019


The recent meeting of the Normandy Four in Paris had little to do with ending the war in Donbass, but is a quite instructive look at what much of international diplomacy really is - symbolic political theater,  much ado about nothing, the proverbial tempest in the teapot. With infinite patience, the leaders of France, Germany and Russia listened to the jabbering of Volodymyr Zelensky as he tried to re-negotiate and renege on Minsk I, signed by Ukraine in 2014, Minsk II signed by Ukraine in 2015, and the Steinmeier Formula signed by Zelensky himself in October 2019, barely two months ago.

Putin was more than generous with his time, surely knowing that Zelensky and his US and nazi masters had absolutely no intention of any kind of concrete or realistic steps towards actual implementation of the agreement.  Both Minsk Agreements were signed at times when the Ukraine military forces were decimated and facing imminent defeat, therefore signed in acts of desperation, with no real intention of upholding or adhering to the treaty, at least on the ukrop side.

The first Minsk Agreement was September 5th, 2014, when the ukrop army was reeling from defeats all along the Front. According to Poroshenko, at the time of the ceasefire, the ukrop army had lost 60 to 65 percent of all its operational heavy equipment, and around 100 ukrop soldiers were dying daily.

The second agreement, "Minsk II" was signed February 12th, 2015, at a time when a major portion of the ukrop army was surrounded and helpless near Dabaltesve. Though both agreements led to temporary reductions in the fighting, and Minsk II did allow the surrounded ukrop military units to evacuate, the war has continued for over 5 years now, with no real end in sight.

The Steinmeier Formula, first proposed in 2016, is based on Minsk II, and was recently signed by Zelensky and representatives of the Donbass People's Republics on October 1st of 2019, is a plan for peace that encompasses four steps to be taken in a specific, pre-determined and logical order.

1) Elections to be held in DPR and LPR, under Ukrainian law and OSCE observation and verification.
2) Upon OSCE verification of the elections, immediate implementation of special status for Donbass.
3) Amendment of the Ukraine Constitution confirming and codifying the special status of Donbass.
4) Ukrainian control of Russian border crossings in Donbass that are currently not under their control.

The Steinmeier Formula delineates these four steps, in this exact order. That is what Zelensky signed in October, and the recent Normandy Four meeting was for the specific purpose of bringing these steps about. However, the chances of any of this ever actually happening, are, as they say, "wafer thin".

At the recent Normandy Four meeting, Zelensky attempted to basically rewrite the entire agreement, by insisting that Ukraine take control of the border as the first step instead of the last, and by saying there was no way the Constitution of Ukraine could be amended or changed. On this basis, the Steinmeier Formula and the Minsk Agreement are dead in the water. It is as if the Normandy Four met to discuss the purchase of a house and Zelensky showed up trying to sell them a bicycle.

While many of the concrete details of the formula remain unclear, the specific steps and the specific order in which those steps are to be undertaken are beyond question or dispute. And what is also beyond question is the fact that neither the leadership, nor the Armies nor the people of the Donbass Republics will ever allow Kiev to control the border unless and until all of the previous steps have been fully and satisfactorily implemented. Who controls the borders controls the Republics. In the extremely unlikely case that Kiev ever regains control of our borders, it will only be after all other steps have been completed. Zelensky's pretense of making it the first step is an absolute deal-breaker. This will never happen.

Amending the Constitution, the third step in the formula, is also highly problematic and in reality, extremely unlikely to ever be fulfilled. A constitutional amendment allowing the Donbass Republics to vote on special status and codifying that status into the Ukrainian Constitution would de jure allow other regions the same right to decide whether to secede from Kiev's rule. Ukraine is a failed state, and failing further. Kiev is controlled by puppets and criminals who answer to foreign banks and secret services, and who are selling the future and the birthrights of regular Ukrainian people right out from under them as fast as they can. And the Ukrainian people know this. If there were a constitutional amendment allowing referendums of secession or special status, every region of Ukraine would begin the process immediately, and the state of Ukraine would become a new Yugoslavia and simply cease to exist.

Zelensky knows it, his western masters know it, Ukraine's creditors know it. If Ukraine is dissolved, who will get stuck with the unpaid (and unpayable) bills? Why, the creditors, of course. Zelensky is stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place, or "forked", as we say in chess. If he amends the constitution, he will de jure and de facto dissolve Ukraine as a nation. If he refuses or fails to, Steinmeier and Minsk are moot, the unwinnable (for Ukraine) war continues, and it's back to square one.

While the Normandy Four may be able to  make some small advancements and improvements, such as prisoner exchanges and even perhaps military de-escalation to some degree, which is admittedly something, and better than nothing, as for its stated purpose of reintegrating the Republics into Ukraine, it is an exercise in futility that will never come to fruition.

So, if Steinmeier and Minsk are moot, what is the alternative? It appears Zelensky and his US/NATO masters still intend to maintain the military option. And indeed, from here in Donbass it continues to appear that this war will not end without one last major battle that will result in the complete destruction of the military power of one side or the other. There are other possible scenarios, including a "frozen war" that can continue almost indefinitely, but the Steinmeier Formula is not among them.

If the Novorussian Armed Forces were to be defeated, the resulting carnage would be reminiscent of the German nazi occupation of 1941 to 1943. Ukrainian nazi politicians and media pundits have already spoken of, and continue to this day to advocate, ethnic cleansing, forced exile, "filtration" and "re-education" camps for Donbass citizens to be located in the nazi strongholds of western Ukraine, or down in the mines of Donbass. Revocation of citizenship and voting rights, confiscation of homes and property and prison terms for military and political defenders are all part of "Plan B", to be carried out immediately after a Ukrainian military victory. And these are only the policies they advocate in public. In reality, it would be genocide. The people of Donbass and our defenders, both here and in Russia, know and understand this, and will never allow it to happen. We may die fighting, defending our families, our homes, our Republics, but we will never, ever surrender. Never. Ever.

"Maintaining the territorial integrity of Ukraine" is the mantra of fools, mountebanks and hypocrites.
As long as there are nazis in power in Ukraine, as long as there are unpunished war criminals and mass murderers walking around free in Kiev, as long as the Ukrainian Army continues to threaten and attack our Republics and murder our citizens and defenders, no one here will be laying down any arms, no one here will be relinquishing control of any borders or a single centimeter of our land, no one here will allow armed soldiers from Ukraine or UN or OSCE to prowl our streets. This is OUR land now. We have fought for it, we have won it and we will defend it. We have not been defeated in savage combat, and we will not be "pencil whipped" by a clown and errand boy representing foreign masters and enemies. Zelensky decides nothing. He is an insolent and impotent puppet, incapable of agreement or negotiating in good faith.

The people of the Donbass Republics will decide our own fate, just as someday, for better or worse, the people of Ukraine will decide theirs. And when the day finally comes that they rise up against their oligarchs and kleptocrats, their quisling politicians and their foreign masters and exploiters, when the good people of Ukraine rise up and shake off their chains, the fraternal peoples of Donbass and of Russia will applaud them, and stand with them, and be there to help them. And may God speed the day. Davai!

Monday, December 2, 2019


Dear friends and comrades - Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that I survived the war, both physically and mentally, thankful for my wonderful wife and my new home, thankful for my friends and comrades, here and around the world, who have made real contributions, been a genuine part of what we have accomplished here, and without whom I would not have survived. From my heart, I thank you all!

December 7th is the fifth anniversary of the day I arrived in Donetsk, December 7th, 2014. When I came here, in the dead of winter, hardly knowing a word of Russian, at the age of 54, to fight on the small side of a big war, I did not expect to live to see the spring. In spite of having been in major battles, under fire daily in some of the hottest positions in this war, and because of good comrades, skill and a whole lot of luck, and above all, thanks to God and Guardian Angels, I survived. My reputation as a soldier is well known among those who are qualified to have an opinion on the matter; those I stood beside in battle, on the Front in 2014, 2015 and the summer of 2017. They saw my work. They appreciated and respected it. We stood together when times were dark and hard, and we stand together to this day, brothers in arms.

And the work I have done here since I left the Army can also be seen. In the Information War, I've done battle with government and corporate propagandists who have literally multi-billions of dollars, against my financial backing of a few thousand dollars by a handful of generous and committed supporters. David vs Goliath? A billion versus a thousand is a million to one. And yet we survive. When they have attacked me and the Republic and the cause I serve, I gave back as good as I got, and in many cases, exposed their lies, and turned their own propaganda against them and actually defeated them in the arena of public opinion. And I'm not talking about some obscure blogger or unread website, (though there have been a few of those too) I'm talking about the Big Boys, the Heavy Hitters of pro-nazi corporate propaganda - VICE NEWS, the BBC, ABC, The Guardian, Texas Monthly, The NATO mouthpiece Atlantic Council. They've all attacked me personally, with propaganda, innuendo and outright lies. It has been said that you can take the measure of a man by his enemies. And these are mine. And yours. One thing for sure, with powerful enemies like these, I need some good, real friends of my own, comrades, who are ready, willing and able to do more than just talk.

The Info War is a real war, and when these professional liars and bullshit artists attacked, I hit back. I hit back with the truth, and our few thousand dollars of truth have proven a powerful counterpunch to their billions of dollars worth of bullshit. My videos have been seen more than 5 million times, my articles, more that a million. They've won hearts and changed minds, and I can surely say that with a little help from my friends, I've done my part, and done it well. I'm still here, and our Republic still stands. That means we're still winning. But the war goes on, "Info" and otherwise.  And the hardest fight is still ahead. Not just defending the Republic, but defending the truth and reality itself, from professional liars and their father, The Father of Lies.

As disinfo and distortions increase in scope and intensity, those of us who tell the truth are targeted for de-platforming and economic strangulation.The limit on funding is the most effective way for our enemies to limit my ability to fight their propaganda and intentional deception. Removing the funding removes the ability. Truth is the weapon, but dollars are the ammunition.  Without financial support, I am like a soldier at the Front with an RPG but no rockets, or an AK with no bullets. An ineffective and easy target. Send me some ammo, I'll keep fighting!

On the Human Aid Front, we have changed many lives and even saved some with our work. In my work with Суть времени ("Essence of Time") I was involved in distributing hundreds of tons of human aid in both the DPR and LPR. With Donbass Human Aid, since we started in 2015, by the end of 2019, we will have distributed over $100,000 worth of human aid in the DPR, mostly to schools, orphanages, hospitals and to civilians directly impacted by the war. Donbass Human Aid is a registered 501(c)3 charity organization, and unquestionably the most open, honest  and transparent, as well as the most well audited and documented human aid fund operating in Donetsk. Period.
I could not have done what I have done, our Republic could not have survived, I could not have survived, without the help and real support of good people from all over the world. To these friends, these comrades, who have been with us all the way, from the beginning or otherwise, who have stood with us, and made real contributions, the Republic and I give our heartfelt thanks and a comradely salute.  Together, we have changed and saved lives. Equally as important, we have opened and changed millions of minds, all over the world.

I will continue doing human aid in Donbass, I will continue to fight against lies and propaganda in the Information War, with videos and essays, and if I am needed again at the Front, my bags are packed and my weapons are ready, and I am ready too. I hope my true friends and comrades will continue to support my work and be a part of it. Together, we will defend the Truth, defend the Republics, and by doing so, make a better world for everybody. Davai!

I also have some major  new projects for 2020. The first is the completion of the translation of my book, Donbass Cowboy into Russian, and the printing of paper copies in both Russian and English. My wife, Lyudmila, is currently working on this monumental task. She has spent hundreds of hours on it already, and it is nearing completion. Once the translation is complete, I think the book will do very well on the Russian market. Russians love to read, and they really love a good war story.

There is also another book that I will be writing in 2020 -  Idiot Savant, The story of my life before I came to Donbass. If you think my life here has been interesting or remarkable, you will find the story of my whole life to be amazing. I was born with a gentle spirit, the soul of a poet, a lover, not a fighter, but my life was hard since my youngest days, and that made me tough, which is how and why I survived, but I have done my best to maintain my humanity.

Here's a video I made about the first 50 years of my life, and though it hasn't been easy, it's been interesting, exciting, and a hell of a lot of fun. As I wrote in an autobiographical song, "Poet and political man, a soldier and a smuggler too, all these things that I have been, but I was born to seek the truth. All the people I've known and loved, all the places I did see, if I had to do it all again, no different would I be".  Yeah, I was a weed smuggler, and an outlaw, I went to prison, and I escaped from prison too, for almost 8 years. I robbed from the rich to give to the poor, and by "the rich", I mean, $800,000 from a coke-dealing CIA pilot, $60,000 from the Vancouver Hell's Angels, $20,000 from a Tulsa bank. And I got away with it. I was also a co-founder, and the Maitre d', of one of the finest gourmet restaurants in Texas, wrote songs and played guitar in one of the original "Texas Cowpunk" bands of the 1980's, spent 2 of my early teenage years living in a tent in the woods, sleeping on the ground and cooking every meal over a campfire. I also spent a couple more of my teenage years as the subject of an MKULTRA "behavior modification" program. At 30, I ran for US Senator,  and I spent over 10 years of my life doing the most dangerous job in America,  (Not twice as dangerous as the average job, not ten times as dangerous, THIRTY ONE TIMES as dangerous.) All that, and somehow I learned to survive, not be afraid, retain my poet's heart and my humanity.

Both Donbass Cowboy and Idiot Savant have true stories, history and lessons you will never find anywhere else. Both of these books are part of the big Info War, and my personal life history, and deserve to be widely published and read. Publishing both these books will be one of my main projects for the coming year, 2020. And if you wonder if I'm exaggerating or embellishing my story, well, don't be silly. The true story is amazing enough as it is. I don't have to, and I've got living witnesses, photos and newspaper clippings to back it all up. And besides, as everybody knows, Texac don't lie.

I'm also working with a professional tour guide in Crimea to set up a genuine and official tour agency that will bring western  friends and comrades to visit Moscow, Donbass and Crimea. We are shooting for our first two week tour in May of 2020, so stay tuned, and contact me if you're interested!

By contributing just a few bucks a month, you can support and be a part of all these projects - publishing and printing two unique and interesting books, starting a Russian/Donbass tourism agency, and continuing the human aid and honest independent journalism we've been doing here for 5 years now.  What do you have to do that's cooler than that?

I haven't done a fund-raiser for myself this whole year. Now, it's December, and it's time for me to ask you for your support. Lyudmila and I have been living off our own money all year, and as I've said before and as I can prove, we have never touched a dime of money for human aid projects. We've been doing our human aid, videos and writing and translating for free, even spending our own money to get these missions done. Of course, we could get regular jobs, teaching English or working at Pat Lancaster's car wash, or whatever, and then we would not have to ask you for your support, but that would leave little time for human aid, videos or writing. We already work full time jobs, have been for years, we just haven't gotten paid for it, other than by friends, comrades and supporters like you who've been part of our missions and part of our team. So, I'm thanking those who have supported us in the past, and asking you to pitch in once again, and if you've been following my story and my work and haven't pitched in yet, well, what are ya waiting for?! Now's the time!

If you want to help keep the videos coming, and the human aid going,  see these books get written, translated and published, and if you want to read them, and maybe come tour Donbass with Texac, to see it for yourself, then help keep me and Lyudmila in borsch, beans and rice, right now, help support these missions, and put us on your Christmas list and send some support while you still can.

Here's how it works - Make a monthly contribution on Patreon to DHA, and ifyou want it to support me and Lyudmila and our projects, send an amount that ends in 1. You can send $1, $11, $21, $31, $41 or $51. Or $101 or $1,001, but if you send it with a 1 on the end, that means you want it to go for operating costs of the Donetsk DHA office, for me and Lyudmila, for the books and tour projects, and of course, continuing our human aid and info war work. It's one of the best ways anybody can help the DPR and the people who are here, supporting and defending it. So, who can't afford $21 or $11 a month or even $1 a month, to support us and our work, to be a part of it in a real and measurable way? 

I've got over 4,900 "friends" on Facebook, and over 4,300 on VK.  That's 9,300 "friends" who can and should be supporters. If I can get just 20 of them, out of 9,300 of them, to be serious and real enough to send $31 a month, Lyudmila and I can live and work without worrying about money. Because we can easily live on $20 a day, and if we have 20 real friends, real Patrons, who can pitch in a measly dollar a day, then we've got enough to live on every month. One dollar a day, $31 a month, think you can handle that? If not, how about $21, or $11? Or $1? If you can't do $1 a month, why are you even reading this? And if you can do $1, why not $11 or $21? Twenty one dollars is a lunch tab for you and a friend. So, take you and me and Lyudmila, and all our work together, out to lunch one day a month. Twenty one bucks, once a month. Come on, you can do that. Right?  Yeah I thought you could handle it. And if you can pitch in $21 or $31 a month, go ahead, do it right now. RIGHT HERE'S THE LINK. Become a Patron, be a real part of the team. We really need your help. Today.

If you don't want to pitch in for me and Lyudmila, but still want to support DHA's human aid work, you can donate any amount that doesn't end in 1. It will go 100% to the human aid projects and the people we've been helping, just like it has been since 2015.  But if you send a donation in an amount that ends in 1, well, that means you want the money to go to me and Lyudmila, to support our projects, and to spend as we see fit. We won't be buying any personal real estate or car washes with it. It will go to keep us going, continuing the missions and making a better world for everybody.

And if you want to send some Christmas cheer our way, you can also make a contribution via Moneygram to Russell Bonner Bentley in Russia.  You can send it online or at local service centers everywhere.  I can still pick up money from Moneygram, though Western Union has already shut me down. If you send your contribution via Moneygram, you'll need to email me the following info:

1) NAME of sender

Send it to my email (  NOTE - 2 S's, 2 L's,and 2 B's - Russell B Bentley)

For me to get money from Moneygram, I have to take a 6 hour bus ride to Rostov, then I have 2 hours to get to the bank, complete all transactions and then catch the last bus, and ride 6 more hours back to Donetsk. I leave at 7 in the morning, get home around 11 at night.  Otherwise I have to pay for a hostel in Rostov, which I try to avoid if possible. One more thing - each Moneygram transaction takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and dealing with Russian bank clerks can be a real pain. So, if you're going to send a contribution via Moneygram, please make it at least $50 (or even $100, if you can). THANKS!

And if you're in Russia and want to support our work in Donbass, you can contribute to

SBERBANK CARD - 4276 5219 3378 6422

So, Happy Holidays! After 5 years in Donbass, my work still speaks for itself, I'm proud of it, and proud and thankful for the friends and comrades, soldiers, journalists, volunteers and supporters who have been a real part of our work and our missions here. The ultimate goal is, and always has been, to make a better world for everybody, for the whole human family. Davai!