Is Putin the Devil incarnate? Is Zelensky the second coming of Jesus himself? As usual, the truth is somewhat more complicated than the Vanguard media would have us believe. Fortunately for Richardson Post readers, we have our own Russian expert on staff in the shape of David Truman.

David just happens to be a lecturer in Russian language, history and culture and has forgotten more about the place than most of us will ever know.

Just yesterday he was interviewed on TNT radio and spent an hour or so explaining some of the nuances of the conflict which have been thrown under the propaganda bus.

It may be long but it is well worth listening to, if only to hear the correct pronunciations of the Russian and Ukrainian names.

So make yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy the fruit of David’s scholarship in all things Rusky.

Editor in Chief