Letter to President Putin

His Excellency Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin President of the Russian Federation The Kremlin 23, Ilyinka Street, Moscow 103132 Russia Dear Mr. President: Greetings from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. I am writing you at this time for five uncomplicated reasons. There are other matters I will write to you or your representatives about later that are more […]

Dear President Putin

Read at the Yuzhno-Sakalinsk Conference October 22, 2014. October 13, 2014 Dear President Putin: When growing up in Chilliwack, British Columbia, I absorbed a deep fear of Russians. In certain contexts we learned to call you “Soviets,” “Commies,” or “Reds,” but generally the word “Russians” was used. You were the enemy of the period, we […]