Great! Those folks will be able to read my shit again!
Historically, Russia was for a long time the third biggest audience for this blog, after the USA and Canada. Six months ago there were a cumulative 40,000 plus page views from Russia. Ya, it's not NYT numbers, but not too shabby for a pot-addled hillbilly in Bruce County.
And then, nothing. As in I might get one page view from Russia every three weeks. Obviously somebody somewhere flipped a switch.
But why? I mean, we might take an occasional jab at Bad Vlad, but by and large we're pretty Putin friendly around here. After all, he's the single most important road-block to the beltway wet-dream of a uni-polar world in perpetuity, and that's worth supporting.
I figure it must have been incompetent translators who missed the sarcasm and irony...
Anyway, welcome back, my Russian friends!