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Michael Novakhov In my not very humble opinion: Is this the same James Kallstrom who was called the Donald Trumps Top FBI Fanboy?
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The Navy‘s disastrous and deadly 2017, punctuated by a slew of accidents and fatal at-sea collisions ending with the deaths of nearly 20 American sailors, was the culmination of deep-seated issues within the sea service’s budget, operations and culture stretching back decades, issues that Navy leaders …

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Is this the same James Kallstrom who was called “Donald Trumps Top FBI Fanboy”For him, the “Honest FBI” might be the mission impossible, indeed. If it is possible at all, for anyone, and in principle. But this might be the completely “side” and almost irrelevant issue. The interesting question is:

What was Mr. Kallstrom’s own role in Trump’s Presidency and in the Elections 2016, and should it not be of interest to the investigators? 

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The bureaus handling of the Trump and Clinton probes dispirits a veteran.

By

William McGurn

I do not recognize the agency I gave 28 years of my life to.

The speaker is James Kallstrom, the agency his beloved Federal Bureau of Investigation. Like current special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom served as a Marine officer in Vietnam. Unlike Mr. Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom came up through the FBI ranks, eventually becoming an assistant director and heading the bureaus largest field office in New York. Over his career Mr. Kallstrom is credited with revolutionizing the bureaus electronic surveillance, as well as leading big cases ranging from the probe into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 to mob investigations such as the one that helped send the Teflon DonGambino crime boss John Gotti to prison.

Today Mr. Kallstrom has emerged as a critic of the FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Over coffee in Manhattan he tells me that 99% of FBI agents are dedicated professionals. But the leadership in Washington has harmed the bureaus reputation.

It isnt so much the conclusions he objects tothough he has his doubtsas the irregular way the investigations have been conducted. If the FBI finds itself discredited, he says, its because of its own behavior and not any campaign against it.

Here are a few examples of what Mr. Kallstrom finds so alien:

James Kallstrom, then assistant director of the New York FBI office, in 1995.Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Director James Comey testifies to Congress in September 2016 that he hadnt decided to recommend against prosecuting Mrs. Clinton until after the FBI had interviewed herbut it later emerges hed started drafting his statement clearing her weeks earlier.

An FBI agent and FBI lawyer Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have an affair that opens them up to blackmail and poses a clear conflict of interest in working together. Even so, they fail to recuse themselves from the Mueller investigation.

This same FBI duo exchange messages that later get Mr. Strzok dumped from Mr. Muellers team, here talking about an FBI insurance policy against Mr. Trumps winning the election, there talking about how to keep hidden from colleagues what looks like a leak to the press.

The FBI secures a FISA warrant to spy on a member of Mr. Trumps campaign, which some news reports say relied in part on a dossier that was financed as opposition research for the Clinton campaign and which Mr. Comey himself described as salacious and unverified.

I cant tell you how foreign all this is to my experience, Mr. Kallstrom says. The FISA courts rely on the honesty and credibility of the investigators who sign those affidavits.

The problem started, he suggests, when Mr. Comey allowed then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch to ensure the FBI investigation into Mrs. Clintons emails would go nowhere. He rattles off a list of irregularities disturbing to any investigator: the reluctance to go to a grand jury for subpoenas, the immunity deals granted Clinton associates, the farce of an FBI interview with Mrs. Clinton that had a dozen people in the room, including Cheryl Mills, who was permitted to attend as counsel when she was a potential co-conspirator, etc.

While the Justice Department, not the FBI, makes these decisions, Mr. Kallstrom says Mr. Comey did have an option: That was the moment he should have held a press conference, to announce his resignationand then explain to the American people why he would not stay and preside over a sham investigation.

Mr. Kallstrom is not much more enthused about the new director, Christopher Wray. During his own recent testimony before Congress, Mr. Wray stonewalledand suggested ridiculously that he couldnt let Congress see classified material. They act, Mr. Kallstrom says, like they work for someone from outer space rather than the president of the United States.

Later Mr. Wray attempted an end run around the subpoena from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for key documents and committee access to FBI officials. Fortunately Speaker Paul Ryan backed Mr. Nunes (and the Houses ability to exercise its oversight responsibilities), informing Mr. Wray that if he didnt produce the documents and witnesses, he faced a contempt vote.

Which leaves America still in the dark about the two fundamental questions regarding the dossier at the heart of the Trump-Russia investigation: Whatif anythingdid the FBI verify from the Steele dossier, and did the bureau use any unverified material to get a warrant to spy on members of Mr. Trumps campaign?

For those who grew up in proud FBI families, including this columnist, the disclosures about these investigations are dispiriting. As Mr. Kallstrom notes, its bad enough for the American people if a politician is bending the law. Its far worse if the two top institutions responsible for upholding the lawthe FBI and Justice Departmentare found to have compromised themselves.

The FBI gets its strength from the trust of the American people, Mr. Kallstrom says. When you lose that . . .

Write to <a href=”mailto:mcgurn@wsj.com”>mcgurn@wsj.com</a>.

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I do not recognize the agency I gave 28 years of my life to.The speaker is James Kallstrom, the agency his beloved Federal Bureau of Investigation. Like current special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom served as a Marine officer in Vietnam. Unlike Mr. Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom came up through the FBI ranks, eventually becoming an assistant director and heading the bureaus largest field office in New York. Over his career Mr. Kallstrom is credited with revolutionizing the bureaus electronic surveillance,…

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The Justice Department’s decision to give congressional Republicans access to documents about FBI investigations risks exposing sensitive sources or material and poses a critical early test for bureau Director Christopher Wray, current and former U.S. law enforcement officials say.

Some officials view the department as capitulating to a small group of Republicans who are intent on helping President Donald Trump undermine the integrity of the FBI and, by extension, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump or any of his associates helped Russia interfere in the 2016 election.

It’s the latest setback for a law enforcement agency that has long held itself out as doggedly independent and above partisan politics, only to be besieged over the last two years by questions about its handling of politically sensitive investigations into Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Trump.

One agent said he’s now concerned that forms identifying FBI informants would be handed over to Congress. If that happened, he said, it would cause him to think carefully about whether to withhold sensitive information from future reports.

Another agent said recent statements about the bureau by Trump and congressional Republicans have made it more difficult for him to get informants to open up.

Trump has tweeted that the Federal Bureau of Investigations is “in Tatters — worst in history” and has said a senior official committed “treason.”

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As the Russia investigation continues to hang over the White House, Republicans in Congress have sought to turn the tables on the FBI by calling into question the fairness and methods of senior agents. They’ve been requesting documents and holding public hearings that focus on alleged wrongdoing or political bias by agents.

FBI Chief of Staff James Rybicki is to be interviewed behind closed doors on Thursday by members of two House committees, according to two officials familiar with the plans.

The controversy over giving Republicans access to sensitive investigative materials has struck a nerve because it comes after months of rare, intense political scrutiny of the FBI, including former Director James Comey’s handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a private email server.

In the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign, Comey angered Republicans by announcing that there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Clinton for mishandling classified information, a departure from normal procedures calling for the bureau to remain silent when crimes aren’t found. Then, he angered Democrats by briefly reopening the inquiry shortly before election day, a move Clinton contends cost her the election.

The actions by Comey, who was fired by Trump in May, and the criticism that followed began a shift for an agency that was long viewed as apolitical and whose leaders won support from both parties.

Unrest in Ranks

A dozen current and former officials — all from the career ranks of the FBI and Justice Department, as opposed to the president’s political appointees — spoke to Bloomberg News on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters and express their concerns.

Their views weren’t uniform but collectively represent unrest and morale problems within the ranks of agents, prosecutors and career officials in response to attacks on the integrity and leadership of the FBI and Justice Department.

Thomas O’Connor, president of the FBI Agents Association, said special agents “are focused on the Constitution and protecting the public” and “their work should be recognized, not denigrated.” The association represents 14,000 active and retired special agents.

“Attacks on our character and demeaning comments about the FBI will not deter agents from continuing to do what we have always done — dedicate our lives to protecting the American people,” O’Connor said in a statement. “The true story of the FBI cannot be reduced to partisan talking points.”

The FBI declined to comment for this story.

Meeting With Ryan

Tensions between Republicans and the Justice Department deepened in recent weeks as lawmakers demanded sensitive documents and agency leaders resisted turning them over. The standoff led to a dramatic meeting between House Speaker Paul Ryan, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Wray to discuss potential contempt of Congress charges for failing to turn over documents.

In the end, the Justice Department agreed to give lawmakers material they requested, though it’s unclear whether Republicans will get everything they want.

On Jan. 11, the Justice Department began giving two House committees what could amount to more than 1.2 million documents about FBI investigative decisions made in 2016, including related to the investigation into Clinton. Additional documents are expected to be provided in the coming days.

Current and former officials expressed a number of concerns. One agent said some officials working on Russian counterintelligence probes of any kind might now be hesitant to report their findings to superiors, given the political furor over the Mueller investigation.

A former senior agent said the credibility of the FBI is on the line, and close attention is being paid to how the situation is handled by Wray, who took over as director in August. Agents are waiting to see how assertive the director will be in defending them and other career officials and whether he’ll refuse to hand over documents that might compromise covert sources and operations, the former agent said.

Bias Alleged

Other officials said they’re worried about an effort by Trump and his allies to oust anyone seen as being disloyal to the president. During a hearing in December, Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas named specific FBI officials and asked Wray whether they’ve ever openly displayed a bias against the Trump administration.

Republican criticism about Mueller’s probe intensified after the recent revelation that a top FBI agent assigned to the special counsel’s team sent anti-Trump texts in the summer of 2016. One exchange by the agent, Peter Strzok, with another senior official included remarks “that there’s no way” Trump would win the election but “we can’t take that risk.” Mueller removed Strzok after learning of the texts.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 11, Trump said the agent committed “a treasonous act” by plotting to overturn the election results. The president also called for Republican investigators in Congress to conclude their probes swiftly.

Wray hasn’t said anything publicly in response to Trump’s suggestion of treason. However, he has repeatedly defended the integrity and professionalism of the FBI workforce in speeches and congressional testimony.

Inspector General

The documents now being turned over were requested by Republican leaders of the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Some of the requested documents were outlined in a Nov. 3 letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein. The documents sought appear to dovetail with areas that the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is investigating, such as the handling of the Clinton probe. Horowitz plans to wrap up his investigation in March or April.

It’s uncertain whether the information being turned over might add to Republican claims of bias in favor of Clinton and against Trump during the presidential campaign, and even to efforts to undercut Mueller’s investigation.

“We want the information that Horowitz has,” Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio said. He said interviews also are being arranged with seven FBI and Justice Department officials, as well as others.

— With assistance by Billy House

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The bureau’s handling of the Trump and Clinton probes dispirits a veteran.

By

William McGurn

“I do not recognize the agency I gave 28 years of my life to.”

The speaker is James Kallstrom, the agency his beloved Federal Bureau of Investigation. Like current special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom served as a Marine officer in Vietnam. Unlike Mr. Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom came up through the FBI ranks, eventually becoming an assistant director and heading the bureau’s largest field office in New York. Over his career Mr. Kallstrom is credited with revolutionizing the bureau’s electronic surveillance, as well as leading big cases ranging from the probe into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 to mob investigations such as the one that helped send the “Teflon Don”—Gambino crime boss John Gotti —to prison.

Today Mr. Kallstrom has emerged as a critic of the FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Over coffee in Manhattan he tells me that “99% of FBI agents are dedicated professionals. But the leadership in Washington has harmed the bureau’s reputation.”

It isn’t so much the conclusions he objects to—though he has his doubts—as the irregular way the investigations have been conducted. If the FBI finds itself discredited, he says, it’s because of its own behavior and not any campaign against it.

Here are a few examples of what Mr. Kallstrom finds so alien:

James Kallstrom, then assistant director of the New York FBI office, in 1995.Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

• Director James Comey testifies to Congress in September 2016 that he hadn’t decided to recommend against prosecuting Mrs. Clinton until after the FBI had interviewed her—but it later emerges he’d started drafting his statement clearing her weeks earlier.

• An FBI agent and FBI lawyer— Peter Strzok and Lisa Page —have an affair that opens them up to blackmail and poses a clear conflict of interest in working together. Even so, they fail to recuse themselves from the Mueller investigation.

• This same FBI duo exchange messages that later get Mr. Strzok dumped from Mr. Mueller’s team, here talking about an FBI “insurance policy” against Mr. Trump’s winning the election, there talking about how to keep hidden from colleagues what looks like a leak to the press.

• The FBI secures a FISA warrant to spy on a member of Mr. Trump’s campaign, which some news reports say relied in part on a dossier that was financed as opposition research for the Clinton campaign and which Mr. Comey himself described as “salacious and unverified.”

“I can’t tell you how foreign all this is to my experience,” Mr. Kallstrom says. “The FISA courts rely on the honesty and credibility of the investigators who sign those affidavits.”

The problem started, he suggests, when Mr. Comey allowed then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch to ensure the FBI investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails would go nowhere. He rattles off a list of irregularities disturbing to any investigator: the reluctance to go to a grand jury for subpoenas, the immunity deals granted Clinton associates, the farce of an FBI interview with Mrs. Clinton that had a dozen people in the room, including Cheryl Mills, who was permitted to attend as counsel when she was a potential co-conspirator, etc.

While the Justice Department, not the FBI, makes these decisions, Mr. Kallstrom says Mr. Comey did have an option: “That was the moment he should have held a press conference, to announce his resignation—and then explain to the American people why he would not stay and preside over a sham investigation.”

Mr. Kallstrom is not much more enthused about the new director, Christopher Wray. During his own recent testimony before Congress, Mr. Wray stonewalled—and suggested ridiculously that he couldn’t let Congress see classified material. “They act,” Mr. Kallstrom says, “like they work for someone from outer space rather than the president of the United States.”

Later Mr. Wray attempted an end run around the subpoena from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for key documents and committee access to FBI officials. Fortunately Speaker Paul Ryan backed Mr. Nunes (and the House’s ability to exercise its oversight responsibilities), informing Mr. Wray that if he didn’t produce the documents and witnesses, he faced a contempt vote.

Which leaves America still in the dark about the two fundamental questions regarding the dossier at the heart of the Trump-Russia investigation: What—if anything—did the FBI verify from the Steele dossier, and did the bureau use any unverified material to get a warrant to spy on members of Mr. Trump’s campaign?

For those who grew up in proud FBI families, including this columnist, the disclosures about these investigations are dispiriting. As Mr. Kallstrom notes, it’s bad enough for the American people if a politician is bending the law. It’s far worse if the two top institutions responsible for upholding the law—the FBI and Justice Department—are found to have compromised themselves.

“The FBI gets its strength from the trust of the American people,” Mr. Kallstrom says. “When you lose that . . .”

Write to <a href=”mailto:mcgurn@wsj.com”>mcgurn@wsj.com</a>.

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“I do not recognize the agency I gave 28 years of my life to.”The speaker is James Kallstrom, the agency his beloved Federal Bureau of Investigation. Like current special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom served as a Marine officer in Vietnam. Unlike Mr. Mueller, Mr. Kallstrom came up through the FBI ranks, eventually becoming an assistant director and heading the bureau’s largest field office in New York. Over his career Mr. Kallstrom is credited with revolutionizing the bureau’s electronic surveillance,…

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Президент Казахстана Нурсултан Назарбаев 16 января встретится в Вашингтоне со своим коллегой по цеху Дональдом Трампом. Официальные источники говорят о том, что будет обсуждаться тема Афганистана в рамках председательства Казахстана в СБ ООН.

Однако встречу омрачает арест, наложенный на счета Национального фонда Казахстана, размещенные в Bank of New York Mellon. Речь идет о 22 миллиардах долларов, которые заморожены во исполнение судебного решения по иску Анатолия Стати. Бизнесмен из Молдавии доказал в суде Амстердама, что инвестировал около миллиарда долларов в нефтяной сектор Казахстана, но внесудебным решением с рынка был удален, а его активы неправомерно были переданы государственным структурам.

Как сказал “Правде.Ру” Андрей Грозин, Стати — “человек с очень неоднозначной репутацией”, который вложил “достаточно смутного свойства деньги” в ряд проектов нефтегазовой сферы Казахстана, и, возможно, эти средства “принадлежали частично казахстанской элите”.

Назарбаев, по словам эксперта, будет пытаться разрулить ситуацию. “Ему придется говорить не о геополитике и не о перспективных инвестиционных проектах, а о том, чтобы сняли заморозку с одной трети Национального фонда Казахстана, то есть изначально он будет ставить себя в положение просителя”, а это уже “совершенно другой формат, который предполагает совершенно иные уровни отношений”, считает Грозин.

На самом деле Вашингтон здесь тренируется на Казахстане так же, “как на кошечках в фильме Гайдая тренировался герой Вицина”, заметил эксперт. А месседж направлен Москве и Пекину, которые тоже в силу множества причин держат государственные деньги “в западных копилках”. То есть с Казахстаном идет апробация методик, которые мы в перспективе сможем наблюдать применительно к России, резюмировал политолог.

Что касается председательства Казахстана в СБ ООН, то это “картонный пост”, который ничего не дает и ничего не решает, но в рамках внутрирегиональных идеологических кампаний, для поднятия имиджа республики за рубежом — это значимо. “Нурсултану Абишевичу не надо будет бегать, подстерегать Трампа у туалета и фотографироваться на фоне оградки у Белого дома”, — объяснил наш собеседник.

Кроме того, есть “разнообразные спекуляции” на тему того, что Назарбаев везет Трампу некие “неформализованные послания” — может быть, из Кремля, может быть, из Киева, а может быть, “оттуда и оттуда сразу”.

По словам Андрея Грозина, будут также обсуждаться изменения американской региональной политики в Центральной Азии и программа действий США в Афганистане. Есть проблематика, связанная с китайской инициативой “Один пояс, один путь”, в которой Казахстан надеется стать одним из ключевых транспортно-логистических звеньев.

“Возможно, американцам будет интересно понять нынешний уровень казахстанско-китайских отношений. А также на каком уровне находятся отношения Казахстана с РФ и в рамках Евразийского экономического союза (ЕАЭС), и в рамках Организации договора о коллективной безопасности (ОДКБ), и по линии двустороннего партнерства двух стран — России и Казахстана”, — резюмировал Андрей Грозин.

Как ранее отмечала “Правда.Ру”, на первый взгляд, Назарбаев является самым верным союзником России в Центральной Азии. Казахстан наряду с РФ участвует во всех интеграционных структурах на пространстве бывшего СССР — Таможенном союзе, ЕЭП, ЕАЭС, ОДКБ И ШОС. Однако одновременно Астана углубляет сотрудничество с Пентагоном. На днях в Вашингтоне стороны заключили пятилетний план военного сотрудничества на 2018-2022 годы. Согласно одной из версий, в документе рассматривается возможность создания базы ВМС США в каспийском порту Актау.

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Two suspects wanted for vandalizing a Brighton Beach supermarket Nov. 29, have yet to be identified, according to detectives with the New York City Police Department.

Members of the New York City ‘Arson & Explosives Taskforce’ — comprised of the New York City Fire Department, Police Department and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — sat down exclusively with 7 On Your Side Investigates as part of a Crime Stoppers report in the hopes of generating new leads on the case.

“They were looking to burn down the store and cause some injuries,” said NYPD Detective Andrew Cohen.

Surveillance video shows two individuals, one on foot and another on motorcycle, approach Tashkent Supermarket around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

In the video, the individual on foot enters the store and lodges two Molotov cocktails inside, setting rugs beside a hot bar on fire, before running back out of the store and hopping on the back of a motorcycle with a driver waiting to whisk him away. Employees rush to put out the flames.

“They didn’t care who was watching,” Cohen said of the suspects, who remain unidentified.

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Cohen called the attack ‘targeted.’ What isn’t clear is who is behind it.

Tashkent Supermarket opened just six months ago to serve the growing Uzbek community in the largely Russian, Brighton Beach neighborhood.

Store Manager Maks Gavrilov said he can’t imagine who would do this.

“I know everybody is happy,” Gavrilov said regarding the addition of his store to the neighborhood. “I don’t know who can do this.”

Now burn marks scar the floor serving as a constant reminder to shoppers of the attack.

“We have leads we are following,” Cohen said.

“It is scary, but then we live in a scary world,” said Nasir Shakoor.

“I walk around the area all the time with my kids so it’s definitely disconcerting,” said Aysha Rodriguez.

The attack carries heightened penalties. A Molotov cocktail is listed a destructive device under federal law and could bring up to a 10-year penalty.

“The devices are intended solely for making fire,” ATF Special Agent Bryan Miller said. “It really is a weapon.”

Detectives said the manner in which the fire was extinguished allowed them to recover a significant amount of evidence from the scene.

That material is being tested now for DNA, fingerprints and to determine what kind of ignitable liquid was used.

Anyone with information about who was behind this attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS for an up to $2,500 reward.

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A Manhattan criminal defense lawyer landed behind bars over accusations he swiped a bag full of cash from a traveler at Newark Liberty Airport, police said Saturday.

Henry Weil, 62, allegedly snagged the unattended bag from a checkpoint screening area at Terminal C inside the New Jersey airport about 9:15 a.m. Friday.

After taking $700 cash and a Visa gift card valued at $130, he crumpled the bag into a ball and threw it in a corner, according to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

Weil, who practices criminal defense and immigration law out of his office on Broadway in Chinatown, claims he intended to find the property’s rightful owner.

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Port Authority Police Officers reviewed surveillance video of the bag grab, then scoured the terminal looking for the thief.

They found Weil at a nearby gate, cops said. The attorney gave up the money and gift card and showed them where he discarded the bag, cops said.

“Those items were lost and going to be returned,” Weil told the Daily News Saturday. “I did not take anybody’s property.”

Port Authority cops charged Weil with theft by unlawful taking. He is expected to face the charges in court on Jan. 30, officials said.

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When reached, Weil said he found the bag mixed in with his items in a plastic bin as it came out of the security scanner. There was no identification in the bag — which he claims he intended to return to the owner.

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The Sunday matinee performance, on December 17, 2017, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performed the iconic ballet The Nutcracker. This company brought the enchantment from the East to the venue of On Stage at Kingsborough Community College. A sold-out performance! The audience was comprised mostly of local Brighton Beach and other Brooklynites. The music of The Nutcracker is one of my top three favorite ballet scores and there are numerous reasons for that. Yet, my favorite reason is the ease by which choreography can be created for each piece of this fairy tale.

This company had various sections in during which I was quite impressed. First, it is important to note that this particular ballet needs to have scenery that engenders fantasy mixed with child-like awe. And so, they did just that. From the Charles Dickens Christmas Carol-like living room to the bright colors and tapestry of the Land of the Sweets, I was pulled into Masha’s world. Masha is the child protagonist in the Russian version, whereas Clara or Marie is the United States version of this ballet. My one disappointment was that an actual nutcracker did not appear until the close of the entire performance. Besides that incongruency, the highlights are as follows.

Act I

The party guests entered in a choreographic style reminiscent of American Ballet Theater’s Romeo and Juliet, while the roles of the young boys were played by the adult female company members. Even though there were no children on stage, the young ladies’ costumes and miming played this off quite well. During Act I, I never felt that the choreography was too busy nor overwhelming to impede the focus on the festivities. Act I could have potentially contained so much movement with too many small groups dancing differently, yet instead the formations and melding happened so naturally. The Soldier Doll, played by Valeriy Tselischev [also Masha’s Prince for Act II Land of the Sugar Plums] caught my eye with his jetes set off by his a la seconde pirouettes. His strengths were in partnering Masha, played by Darya Demchenko and his double side tours. The Corps de Ballet’s Land of the Snow stayed strong throughout that lengthy musical interlude. I really appreciated this because it is important to end Act I with energy still at a high level. Bravo to the corps!

Act II

When Masha entered Land of the Sweets her Uncle Drosselmeyer was present as the Master of Ceremonies. I found it overbearing to include his character heavily in this act. However, my interpretation of his role was more so to inspire her dream rather than make the magic occur of the various dances in the following act. Nevertheless, the upcoming music and dances named as countries piqued my senses. It was evident that when the Russia Act occurred, the traditional folk dance tricks by Ilya Smirnov excited the audience with his floor spins. The corps for Waltz of the Flowers also continued to show their strength and classical technique. Their heads, arms, arabesques, formations, and so on were all in sync. When they were dancing in lines of four, one in back of the other, their precise formations exceeded several of the most highly rated ballet companies around. This showed me that the Artistic Director, Anatoly Emelianov, puts much rehearsal and effort not only into the soloist and principal dancers, but also for the corps.

Quality Russian classical technique was demonstrated by each member of this company. I feel there were some dancers that should continue to refine their theatrics while keeping up the daily regimen of ballet class. Nonetheless, as a whole I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday tradition of The Nutcrackerand Eastern flare that The State Ballet of Russia brought to it this season.

Note: On stage at Kingsborough offers numerous performances throughout the year. To find out about more upcoming events, visit their website at: <a href=”http://www.onstagekingsborough.org” rel=”nofollow”>www.onstagekingsborough.org</a>

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