This one is for real.

As all three of you may remember, Maia Gemmill joined the Duck in 2007 and graced us with incisive and eloquent commentary on developments in Russia and Eastern Europe.

But, you also may have realized, she hasn’t posted anything in a long time. Unfortunately, developments concerning Maia’s career (all good) now preclude her from contributing to the Duck of Minerva.

So I hope you’ll wish her a belated farewell.

That’s all.