Russia

The Myth of the Russian Oligarchs

The Myth of the Russian Oligarchs

Why is it that the liberal American billionaires who support Obama are referred to as “investors” or “philantropists”; but Russian billionaires who support Putin are always “oligarchs”?

Sergei Glazyev. Yalta. Such candid speech. ( Eng Subs )

Sergei Glazyev raises some legitimate concerns over how history appears to be repeating itself (with English subtitles)

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Russia Successfully Test Launches Upgraded Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Implicit in Friday’s successful test launch was a warning: Russia is still a formidable military power

Russia’s new military doctrine names NATO as key risk

Moscow’s previous military doctrine, signed by Putin in 2010, also identified NATO expansion as a top risk to Russia, but the stakes have risen sharply over the past year

Islamic State Emissaries Sighted Near Russian Borders: Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says agents for Islamic State have been spotted in northern Afghanistan, near the Russian border

Why the Secrecy on the Mh17 Investigation?

James O’Neill’s requests for information into the investigation’s findings were repeatedly refused. Why? What is being hidden?

Witness account of Ukraine MH17 takedown confirmed by lie detector – investigators

The witness is now likely to be taken into protective custody in Russia

Ukrainian Combat Jet Returned Without Missiles After MH17 Crash: Reports

Ukrainian air base worker quoted by Pravda saying he saw SU-25 take-off carrying air-to-air missiles and return later without them on the day that MH17 went down

Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step toward NATO membership

Drawing a sharp response from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who called it “counterproductive”

US backed neo-nazis in Kiev. Click to enlarge

The Impending “Russian Maidan”

With the successful installation of a pro-Western regime in Kiev, Tony Cartalucci wonders if Washington has now set its sights on ‘regime change’ in Moscow?

The Eye of Sauron now visible to Muscowites through a smart phone or tablet. Click to enlarge

Forget ‘evil’ Putin – we are the bloodthirsty warmongers

Imagine if Russian politicians had appeared in Edinburgh in September urging the Scots to vote for independence, or if Russian money had funded pro-independence organisations

Iran Prods Russia To Send In S-300 Surface-To-Air Missile Despite US Sanctions

Seven years after the sale was agreed and fours years after the deal was cancelled, due to U.S. pressure, Iran is adamant that Russia fulfil its part of the weapons deal

Stakes are high as US plays the oil card against Iran and Russia

The cost of oil has collapsed, largely due to Saudi-U.S. efforts to undermine the economies of Iran and Russia. Ultimately however, this could result in colateral damage to Western economies too.

Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria

The United States plotted the coup which took place in Ukraine in February 2014 in response to Russia’s policy in Syria, says George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, known as “Shadow CIA”

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Italian Typhoons Watch For Russian Aircraft In Baltics As NATO Mission Expands

As if in preparation for war, NATO reconnaissance flights along the Russian borders has increased 7 times this year, while the number of tactical flights has doubled

U.S. Gov’t. Seeks Excuse to Nuclear-Attack Russia

There is nothing speculative about this. As is documented here, Obama wants a war against Russia and he is trying hard to enlist European (including French President Hollande) support

Robots' drones to boost Russian 5th gen nuclear subs’ arsenal

Robots’ drones to boost Russian 5th gen nuclear subs’ arsenal

Russia planning a fifth generation nuclear submarine that will be armed with “battle robots” and underwater drones

How Vladimir Putin Upset Nato's Strategy

How Vladimir Putin Upset Nato’s Strategy

For NATO, the Turkish problem is turning into a nightmare. Thierry Meyssan explains

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse

As the prospect of economic collapse looms, the U.S. led Western military alliance has been busy preparing for war. So has Russia.

RF radically rebuff US ambition to impose its will the world, sanction pressure

In another indication of the cooling-off in relations, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov says Russia will defy U.S. attempts to impose its will on the Russian Federation