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Failure of NATO-Russia Council underscores the risk of war

Like the bilateral negotiations between the US and Russia on Monday, the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday also ended with no tangible result. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it a “positive sign” that the 30 NATO countries and Russia were “sitting at the same table again for the first time in two […]

FT Says “Anti-Vax Sentiment” in the West Being Fueled by Russia & China

In a report that advocates governments using “psychological operations” against their own population, the Financial Times asserts, with no proof, that Russia and China are responsible for pushing “anti-vax sentiment” and criticism of lockdown measures in the west. The article quotes Mikael Tofvesson, head of the Swedish Navy’s new Psyops division, who says “foreign aggressors” […]

MTC between India and Russia: A Stable Development Against the Backdrop of New Threats

There has been global confrontation between the US and China for many years. Against this background, the regional confrontation between China and India continues. The two mighty neighboring Asian powers have long been competitors, having territorial issues and vying for influence in neighboring states. Fortunately, the struggle is mainly in the economic sphere, but to […]

China and Russia Lead the Way in a New World Order

These days Russia sits down with the United States, and NATO, to discuss Moscow’s demands (they go beyond proposals) for in effect a new world order in Eastern Europe. The Russian plan envisages a greatly reduced role for NATO on and around its borders. The United States has not yet made any specific proposals in advance […]

Russia Will Not Bow to US Pressure or Make Any Concessions, Deputy FM Says Ahead of Geneva Meeting

January 9 2022 Russia and the United States are set to hold talks on strategic stability in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 January, followed by a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels on 12 January and consultations within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on 13 January. Russia will not […]

US War Lobby Fuels Conflict In Russia, Ukraine, And Syria

[embedded content] Col. Doug Macgregor, An Ex-Pentagon Advisor, On How The US War Lobby Fuels Conflict From Ukraine To Syria. Washington, DC, He Says, Is “Occupied Territory. It’s Occupied By Corporations, By Lobbies.” Douglas Macgregor, a retired US Army Colonel and former Pentagon senior advisor, analyzes the US-Russia standoff in Ukraine; the aftermath of the […]

Russia’s Alternative to the Suez Canal is Getting More Reliable and Cost-effective

At the end of December, the Turkish authorities were forced to suspend maritime traffic through the Bosporus Strait for a day after the BARLAS, a 70-meter-long (230-foot-long) dry cargo vessel under the Panama flag ran aground after engine failure. The maritime traffic in this vital sea route was restored on December 29. This is the […]

Blinken Threatens Russia with ‘Massive Consequences’ over Ukraine

January 8, 2022

US Issues Stark Warning To Russia Over Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Saturday issued new, forceful warnings to Russia on penalties it may face if it goes ahead with threats to invade Ukraine. U.S. officials raised the possibility of incremental shifts in decisions about America’s future strategic posture in Europe. But they also said Russia would be hit with debilitating […]

Russia and Egypt Strive to Ensure Food Security in Africa

Despite modern agro-industrial technologies, the trend towards food shortages continues. This, in particular, is evidenced by the information published by the UN that up to 820 million people are starving in the world, which is about 10% of the world population.  There are more malnourished and hungry people around the world today than ever before, despite the […]

US war lobby fuels conflict in Russia, Ukraine, and Syria: ex-Pentagon advisor

Douglas Macgregor, a retired US Army Colonel and former Pentagon senior advisor, analyzes the US-Russia standoff in Ukraine; the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan; Trump’s failure to act on 2016 campaign anti-interventionist rhetoric, only to surround himself with neocons; and the ongoing, overlooked US military occupation of Syria after the decade-long CIA dirty […]

Russia’s errors: from the Filioque to Putinism

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Russia-led Bloc Approves ’Peacekeeping Deployment’ In Kazakhstan

Jan 06 2022 By Staff, Agencies A “peacekeeping” force will be deployed for a ‘limited’ period of time to stabilize the situation in Kazakhstan, the chairman of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization [CSTO], Nikol Pashinyan, has announced. “In response to the appeal by [President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev] and considering the threat to the national security […]

British Intelligence Intensifies its Struggle against Russia and China in Central Asia

In a recent interview for the The Telegraph Damian Hinds, the British Minister of State for Security and Borders, named the most threatening states with which British politicians and secret service agents must contend. According to him, clear dangers are posed by Russia, China, and Iran. That a representative of Britain’s present-day political and military […]

Russia, Turkey energy companies sign four-year gas deal

Russia’s Gazprom Export and Turkish state energy company BOTAS signed a four-year natural gas supply deal, Gazprom Export announced today. The Russian company will send 5.75 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year to BOTAS via the TurkStream pipeline effective on 1 January. Various agreements were signed between Gazprom Export and BOTAS for natural […]

The U.S. Directed Rebellion in Kazakhstan May Well Strengthen Russia

In early 2019 the Pentagon financed think tank RAND published an extensive plan for soft attacks on Russia. Extending Russia: Competing from Advantageous Ground. The 200 pages long report recommended certain steps to be taken by the U.S. to contain Russia. As its summary says: Recognizing that some level of competition with Russia is inevitable, […]

US will act ‘decisively’ if Russia invades Ukraine, says President Biden

US President Joe Biden has told Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the West will act “decisively” if Russia further invades Ukraine. Biden further pledged to support Kyiv amid a buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine’s eastern border over the past several weeks. The phone call on Sunday also came ahead of a series of diplomatic meetings in […]

Why Do Republicans Want To Designate Russia As A “State Sponsor Of Terrorism”?

Posted on January 2, 2022 by Zara Ali 23 DECEMBER 2021 By Andrew Korybko Source The GUARD Act can either be a game-changer for US-Russian relations in the worst way possible or end up in hindsight as the last hurrah of a desperate ‘deep state’ faction prior to its political neutralization. Some Republication Senators introduced the so-called […]

Will ‘Godless liberalism’ Force Russia to Close Its ‘Window on the West’?

December 31, 2021 By Robert Bridge Source The problem is finding a way to shield the vulnerable, particularly the youth, from adverse influences without restricting personal freedoms. For centuries, Russia has been open to adopting popular Western traditions, but as the invasive cultural weed known as progressive liberalism enters the scene, Moscow is now forced […]

U.S. And Russia Face Deep Differences Ahead Of Ukraine Talks

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After tough talk between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin over the Russian troop buildup on the Ukraine border, both sides insist they are hopeful that a pathway to easing tensions could open during diplomatic talks set for January. But with less than two weeks to go before senior U.S. and […]

Sanctions will cause ‘complete breakdown’ in US-Russia relations, Putin warns Biden

Vladimir Putin has warned Joe Biden there would be a complete breakdown in relations between Russia and the United States if new sanctions were imposed because of tensions in Ukraine. The Russian president said it would be a “colossal mistake” in a phone call with his US counterpart that ended early on Friday morning. The […]

Why Biden is Better for Russia than Trump

During the previous US Administration we heard a lot of talk about connections with Russia, and Trump supposedly doing Putin’s bidding. Trump was depicted as the most pro-Russian president in the land of the Alger Hiss spy scandal, Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare and Trygve Lie being forced out of the UN because he […]

Russia to Seek Firm Guarantees of NATO Not Moving Eastward: Foreign Ministry Spox

 December 30, 2021 Russia Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova The Russian Foreign Ministry says Moscow seeks firm security guarantees from the West in the upcoming talks between Russia and NATO member states amid rising tensions over Ukraine. “During the talks we will seek firm legal guarantees of Russia’s security from the US side, namely that […]

Russia says Nord Stream 2 ready for commissioning

Dec 30 2021 Net Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen After several western attempts to block its construction, citing “dependence on Russia”, Russia’s Nord Stream 2 is complete and ready for commissioning. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the SPIEF in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 4, 2021 (Reuters) Russian Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 natural […]

European Court of Human Rights calls on Russia to suspend Memorial closure

International condemnation of Russia increased on Wednesday following the shutdown of Memorial, a human rights group which drew international acclaim for its studies of political repression in the former Soviet Union. But the decision by Russia’s Supreme Court to revoke Memorial’s legal status was followed by another court decision to close down its sister organisation, […]

Russia Fines Google With Record $100 Million For Corrupting Minors With Porn, Propaganda & Transgenderism

After repeatedly accusing Google of ignoring Russian laws on obscenity, Russia has dramatically escalated its long-running battle with major US-based internet platforms. On Friday a Moscow court imposed an unprecedented fine of almost $100 million on Google for corrupting minors with porn, propaganda and transgenderism. The content like pornographic material, as well as posts that […]

Political Coordination between Egypt and Russia Intensifies

Against the background of consistent strengthening by Egypt of its role in the Arab world and and in the international arena, further coordination of policy between Egypt and Russia continues with the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields. Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, held a meeting with colleagues from Egypt […]

Birch Bark Letters Found in Russia are an Ancient Time Capsule

Researchers excavating an estate dating back to the 12th and 15th century, have discovered a complete birch bark letter in the historic city center of Vekliky Novgorod in north-western Russia. The letter was well-preserved thanks to the waterlogged clay soil in which it lay since the 12th century and adds to previous knowledge garnered from […]

USA Threatens to Ban the Sale of iPhones to Russia if Russia invades Ukraine

    The US is considering the possibility of banning exports of consumer and industrial technologies to Russia, such as components for smartphones and planes, if Moscow launches an invasion of Ukraine, news agency Reuters has claimed. Citing an unnamed source in the White House, the agency reported that a handful of American industries could […]

Nato in Russia’s crosshairs?

December 26, 2021 By Noel Monteiro Many comments have been written about Russia’s proposals to Nato, for a new defense framework in the west of Russia, and the Saker website has done a very good job of portraying it all from the Russian viewpoint, including the whole series of comments on/about Russia’s unambiguous and bluntly […]

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