The struggle between Russia and the Ukraine is also a struggle over natural resources that has global implications, including for the United States and our nation’s fracking boom. See the links following Russian cartoonist Alexander Zudin’s contribution to EarthDesk Sunday.
The New York Times: U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin
Alexander Zudin was born in 1960 in Siberia and currently lives in Saint Petersburg. In 1982, he graduated from the College of Architecture with a PhD in architecture. He taught architectural design at Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Engineering. In 1991, he began to draw and publish cartoons in newspapers in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Since 1998 he has been drawing cartoons and illustrations for the Russian social and political periodical Obshaya gazeta (Common newspaper). He organized Cartoon.ru, the first Russian political cartoon site to reflect on the issues of the day. See more of Alexander Zudin’s work at Cagle Cartoons.