Polonsky’s in jail

Polonsky’s in jail

Israel Shamir’s looks at a “Russian Donald Trump”, renegade billionaire and wild card Sergey Polonsky

Putin’s Baby Crime

To the many crimes of President Vladimir Putin, a new one was added last month. Israel Shamir explains

Autumn in Crimea

I love this country in the off-season. The tiresome tourists are all gone. Autumn still lingers in all its late beauty, and the Crimean palaces I visit share the unique history of this land with me alone

Oligarchs Fight LIVE!

Oligarchs Fight LIVE!

New money is still good fun; they pull their stunts right in public, and they don’t pull their punches. These hometown heroes fill the vacuum left by the maharajas and sheiks in a way that our drab bureaucrats never could

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (centre) with Churchill and Stalin at the original Yalta conference in 1945. Click to enlarge

A View from Livadia Palace

Some historical discoveries have to be constantly recalled, as they have not seeped into our received understanding of the world. One such revelation never to be forgotten is the well-hidden story of ultimate treachery planned in 1945

A View over Bosporus

Israel Shamir reports from Istanbul, where he finds a vibrant city that is a far cry from that depicted in Midnight Express

Turks, Cease Fire!

If Erdogan’s Janissaries will deal treacherous strike to Syria, and cause its collapse, a terrible whirlwind will ensue, and it will engulf Turkey as well. Israel Shamir explains

Breaking News: Julian Assange Mossad Agent!

It never occurred to me to debunk this nonsense, like one does not debunk Grey Aliens and Lizardpeople, writes Israel Shamir. So why now?

Notice the Marxist clinched fist and the motto "no pasarán"on T-shirt, made famous by the Spanish Communist Party and the Sandinistas of Nicaragua

Pussies Riot against Putin from London to Moscow

The left leaning Morning Star published Israel Shamir’s popular essay on Pussy Riot. Yet hours after publication it was taken down following pressure from the Jewish Lobby. As Shamir explains, they had good reason to object

Pol Pot Revisited

Pol Pot Revisited

If the Cambodians are pressed to name their great destroyer, it is Professor Henry Kissinger they name, not Pol Pot. Israel Shamir with an interesting, revisionist view of Cambodia

Pussy Riot – Secret History

Hell-bent on publicity, but artistically challenged: they produce no music, no song, no painting, nada, nothing. How can Pussy Riot be described as “artists”? Israel Shamir reports from Moscow on their background

Our Man in Havana

Cited by CNN, Reuters, The New York Times and the BBC as an authority on strategic and tactical intelligence issues, Israel Shamir reveals Stratfor’s real function

Israel’s Plan For Syria

New and sensational information received indicates that the Israelis want the Somalisation of Syria, its break-up and the elimination of its army, as this will allow them to tackle Iran unopposed

No Apocalypse Yet

The presidential election in Russia ran its course, Putin was duly elected, and to the great astonishment of the opposition, multimillion crowds demanding the blood of the tyrant did not materialize

Putin in Strong Position for Sunday’s Vote

Pollsters say Vladimir Putin will receive above 60 per cent of the popular vote but expect to hear cries of ‘we was robbed’ from opponents

What Really Happened in the “Yom Kippur” War?

By Israel Shamir, who actually fought in the war as a young Israeli paratrooper

Demonstrators rally on Poklonnaya Hill Moscow. Click to enlarge

La Montagne and Le Marais: The Marsh and the Mountain

Some have fond memories of the USSR, others prefer Tsarist Russia, and some are looking for an alternative future: whatever the sentiment there is growing resentment among Russians against Western policies

The Snow Fronde

The Snow Fronde

Though the Snow Fronde (aka “condom revolutionaries”) are not well known outside of Moscow, people in general would passively accept the fall of Putin, just as they previously accepted the fall of the Tsar and of Gorbachev

A member of the pro Kremlin youth movement Stal wearing a Darth Vader helmet at a rally for Putin

The Vengeance of History

The most interesting part of the recent Russian elections remains obscured for most Western observers. Israel Shamir explains

Making sense of the Russian elections

As Russians turn from pro-Western parties, Israel Shamir offers his assessment of the latest developments in Russia