Friday, March 18, 2022

THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE INTENSIFIES

US Army Brigadier General (Ret.), PETER B. ZWACK, is a leading expert on Russia, formerly served in Moscow as the Senior U.S. Defense Attaché to Russia from 2012 to 2014 and senior global fellow of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars – at Kennan Institute.

WEBSITE: https://peterbzwack.net

Zwack served over 34 years as a Military Intelligence and Foreign Area Officer in diverse command and staff postings such as Afghanistan, the Balkans, South Korea West Germany, and Russia. He served in Moscow as the Senior U.S. Defense Attaché to Russia during the pivotal years of 2012 – 2014 including the Russian invasion of Ukraine and is one of our nation’s leading experts on Russia. Check out his website @ https:///peterbzwack.net and get social with Ret. General Zwack on IG | FaceBook | Twitter! Check out his book, Swimming the Volga: A U.S. Army Officer’s Experiences in Pre-Putin Russia

His Book:

SWIMMING THE VOLGA: A U.S. ARMY OFFICER’S EXPERIENCES IN PRE-PUTIN RUSSIA, by Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack {Ret.}  (Author)

Publisher: ‎ Zwack Eurasia Consultancy LLC (November 1, 2021)

Swimming the Volga is a personal eyewitness account of day-to-day life in a provincial Russian city during a remarkable period in world history just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union and before the names Putin and Russia became inseparable.

After seventy years of tyranny and oppression under a series of iron-fisted regimes, Russia turned away from its failed social and political experiment. It took its first steps toward adopting a democratic and free-market system under perestroika (restructuring) and glasnost (openness). During Zwack’s regular visits to Kalinin, he witnessed firsthand ordinary people’s lives turned upside down by forces they had little or no control over. In the Wild West of the ‘new’ Russia, a few enterprising Russians quickly figured out how to make vast amounts of money-usually illegally. A nascent mafia mastered the art of bringing necessary and desirable goods to market and extracting ‘protection’ money from new businesses. Most Russians, however, watched their life savings disappear in two massive devaluations of the ruble in the 1990s. Written in the days just before the names Putin and Russia became inseparable, Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack (Ret)’s Swimming the Volga is a unique time capsule of a remarkable period in world history. The final chapter of the Cold War ended with the hijacking of Russia’s future by rapacious financiers, pyramid schemes, and a new criminal element setting the stage for Putin’s arrival, and with it, a more assertive and revanchist Russia.

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(Year) (Label)… (Recording artist)… (Title)……………………………………..(Worth up to)

                                                    w/ps = with picture sleeve

1963 Tamla LP…The Miracles… “The Fabulous Miracles”………………………….$500.00

                                                                       (with Smokey Robinson)

1967 Elektra 45…The Doors…“Break On Through to the Other Side”w/ps…$500.00

1970 Decca 45…The Who… “Young Man Blues” w/ps………………………………..$650.00

1958 Decca LP…Buddy Holly… “That’ll Be the Day”………………………….………..$750.00

1961 Sue LP…Ike & Tina Turner… “The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner”……………..$750.00

1968 White Whale 45…The Turtles… “The Story of Rock and Roll” w/ps……$750.00

1957 Federal LP… The Platters… “The Platters”……………………………….……..$1,000.00

1977 RCA LP…Elvis… “Moody Blue” (red, gold, or green vinyl)………..………$1,200.00

                                                                (black vinyl)………………………………..……..$250.00

                                                                (blue vinyl)…………………………………………..$25.00

1968 Parrot 45…Genesis… “The Silent Sun”……………………………………………$4,500.00

1938 Vocalion 78… Robert Johnson… “Me and the Devil Blues”……………$15,000.00

Hit from the PLATTERS is “Only You”

Hit from Elvis MOODY BLUE is “Moody Blue”

Hit from the FABULOUS Miracles is “You Really Got a Hold On Me”

Hit from IKE & TINA is “A Fool in Love” (debut single)

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