Archive for the ‘putin’ Category

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Director General of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency Dmitry Kiselev Moscow, April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation We have available video in Russian and transcript in English. [embedded content] Transcript: Dmitry Kiselev: Our relations with the United States are really “hell”. Personally, I don’t recall them being at such a low ebb ever before. This is even worse than the Cold […]

Interview of Paul Craig Roberts with Russia’s “Free Press”

Posted on April 28, 2021 by martyrashrakat April 27, 2021 Note: as many of you know, I very much disagree with much of what is said in this interview.  However, I do think that this point of view deserves a careful listening to, and this is why I wanted to share it with you.  The […]

What about the deescalation in the Donbass? (OPEN THREAD #17)

April 23, 2021 The Saker There is, amongst some, a strong sense of relief: Defense Minister Shoigu has declared that the formations deployed by Russia to western Russia will now return to their regular bases.  Of course, the Ukrainians claim that they “deterred a Russian attack” while the Russians say that “the West got the […]

What was Putin referring to? (OPEN TREAD #16)

Posted on April 22, 2021 by martyrashrakat April 22, 2021 The Saker This is an excerpt of the (relatively short) part of Putin’s speech dealing with foreign issues: “We really want to maintain good relations with all those engaged in international communication, including, by the way, those with whom we have not been getting along […]

Putin delivers annual address to Federal Assembly

 Source April 21, 2021 Putin’s speech comes amid a period of diplomatic confrontation with Western nations and a stand-off over the situation in Ukraine and Russian troop movements. The address to the Federal Assembly is often used to announce major changes in Russian domestic and foreign policy. This is the current live stream. The full […]

U.S. POLICY CHANGES FASTER THAN THE WEATHER

 16.04.2021  South Front Video here You can read this article in German. LINK Hopes and expectations for a partial normalization between Moscow, Washington and Kiev stepping off the warpath were brief and flickered only for a moment before being entirely extinguished. On April 13, U.S. President Joe Biden held a phone call with Russian President Vladimir […]

أمريكا في اللحظة السوفيتية America in the Soviet Moment

** Please scroll down for the ADJUSTED English Machine translation ** فاضل الربيعي القليلونَ فقط -من المحلّلينَ والمتابعينَ- مَنْ يتذكّر اليوم، ما حدثَ في الماضي القريب، عندما شَهِدَ العالمُ ما يمكنُ تسميتهُ بـ(اللّحظةِ السّوفيتيّةِ عام 1989-1990) آنذاك كانَ الرئيسُ السّوفياتيّ بوريس يلتسين يترنّحُ من السّكرِ في اللّقاءاتِ الرسميّة، ومعه كانَ الاتّحادُ السّوفياتيّ يترنّحُ دونَ سكرٍ،و كان يلتسن […]

So Who Wants a Hot War?

April 17, 2021  by Pepe Escobar and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation It’s not by accident that the Hegemon is going no holds barred to harass and try to smash Eurasian integration by all means available. It’s a scorpion battle inside a vortex of distorted mirrors inside a circus. So let’s start with the mirrors in […]

The latest US moves against Russia (OPEN THREAD #11) UPDATED!!!

Posted on April 15, 2021 by martyrashrakat April 15, 2021 Bad news all around today.  The US has just slammed provocative sanctions against Russia even though the US ambassador to Moscow was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and clearly told that if the US imposes more sanctions there will be no meeting between Putin and Biden. Then […]

America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism

April 15, 2021 By Michael Hudson and posted with special permission Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that “have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is to ruin them, […]

Does Biden Want to Provoke Russia into A Rash Military Action, “Leading” the World to the Brink of Nuclear War?

The Crisis in Ukraine and the Nord Stream II Gas Pipeline By Mark H. Gaffney Global Research, April 15, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** Scarcely three months into his presidency, Joe Biden is […]

Margarita Simonian on Biden’s call to the “killer”

April 15, 2021  Note: in my analysis yesterday I quoted Margarita Simonian, the head of Russia Today.  Today I have asked my director of research, Scott, to translate yet another thought provoking series of comments made by Simonian yesterday.  Now that we see that Biden has imposed even more sanctions on Russia (right after his phone call), […]

Incentives: Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin possible moves – Donbass crisis.

April 11, 2021 By David Sant for the Saker Blog Several analysts have written articles about how Russia is likely to respond in the theater to an offensive by Ukraine to restart the Donbass War. My purpose in this article is to look at the psychology and incentives of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin and […]

YCP – Kosher Press False Accusations of Russian Militarism

EURO FOLK RADIO YCP – Kosher Press False Accusations of Russian Militarism Play Episode Pause Episode Mute/Unmute Episode Rewind 10 Seconds 1x Fast Forward 30 seconds Subscribe Share Share this: Source 00 Hits: 11

Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

Source April 08, 2021 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/65325 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel. April 8, 202114:30 The two leaders had a detailed discussion on a number of topical international matters. While exchanging opinions on ways of resolving the intra-Ukrainian crisis, the Russian President and the German Chancellor voiced concern in connection with the escalation of tensions in southeastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin […]

THE DONBASS WAR OF 2021?

07.04.2021  Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. Ever since assuming office, the Biden Administration has been probing countries it designated as America’s enemies for weaknesses through a variety of provocations. So far this approach has not had any successes. China plainly told Biden’s SecState Blinken to go packing, Iran is showing no eagerness to kowtow to Washington under […]

Washington Is Misreading Russia at the World’s Peril

April 6, 2021  Paul Craig Roberts On August 31, 2018, I wrote: “So, the questions for Andrei Martyanov, The Saker, and for Putin and the Russian government is: How long does turning your other cheek work? Do you turn your other cheek so long as to allow your opponent to neutralize your advantage in a […]

Welcome to shocked and awed 21st century geopolitics

March 23, 2021 With a Russia-China-Iran triple bitch slap on the hegemon, we now have a brand new geopolitical chessboard By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times It took 18 years after Shock and Awe unleashed on Iraq for the Hegemon to be mercilessly shocked and awed by a virtually simultaneous, diplomatic Russia-China […]

الدور الروسيّ العائم…ورمال المنطقة المتحرّكة!

محمد صادق الحسينيّ يذهب الكثيرون بعيداً في تصنيف القوة الروسيّة الصاعدة بأنها حليف استراتيجيّ لمحور المقاومة ولديهم الكثير مما يخدم تصنيفهم هذا. فيما يذهب آخرون وهم ليسوا قلة، بتصنيف الروس بأنهم بقايا سياسة قيصريّة تبحث عن مصالح تاريخيّة في منطقتنا من المياه الدافئة، الى مصادر الطاقة الواعدة، وهؤلاء أيضاً لديهم الكثير مما قد يؤكد تصنيفهم […]

Our lives between the covers of the Raging Twenties

March 11, 2021 By Pepe Escobar – posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times I have a new book out, Raging Twenties: Great Power Politics Meets Techno-Feudalism. For those who don’t use Amazon, here is a mini-guide on how to order and buy the book. The Triumph of Death, fresco by an unknown artist, housed in a […]

The Russians aren’t coming—the Israelis are

If you think that Russia is or has been a threat to America and much of the West, I think you are mistaken. By Jonas E. Alexis -March 8, 2021 If you think that Russia is or has been a threat to America and much of the West, I think you are mistaken. It was the same […]

Putin, crusaders and barbarians

February 27, 2021 By Pepe Escobar and first posted at Asia Times Moscow is painfully aware that the US/NATO “strategy” of containment of Russia is already reaching fever pitch. Again. This past Wednesday, at a very important meeting with the Federal Security Service board, President Putin laid it all out in stark terms: We are up […]

The Ukraine’s many ticking time bombs

THE SAKER • FEBRUARY 23, 2021 While the Ukraine has mostly been out of the news, there were bigger stories out there, things have gone disastrously wrong under “Ze” (Zelenskii) and the Ukraine is now looking at several time bombs which could explode at any minute. Here is a partial list of problems which the Ze administration […]

Why Russia is driving the West crazy

February 10, 2021 by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted on Asia Times Future historians may register it as the day when usually unflappable Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov decided he had had enough: We are getting used to the fact that the European Union are trying to impose unilateral restrictions, illegitimate restrictions and we […]

The West uses trustfulness of Russians

The Saker The Russians should hate their state, their authorities, and then Russia will sink into chaos and become weaker. It seems the Russians had to develop an antidote against such a primitive approach. original text by Petr Akopovtranslated for the Saker blog by Olgasource: https://m.vz.ru/opinions/2021/1/20/1080946.html Among the loud and quite predictable campaign in the West […]

US Hostility Toward Russia Unchanged Under Biden

by Stephen Lendman Source US war by hot and/or other means rages against all nations free from its control — notably against China, Russia and Iran. During his Thursday address, Biden signaled continued US dirty business as usual against invented enemies — not a new course toward cooperative relations with other countries. He falsely accused […]

Xi and Putin make the case for win-win vs. zero-sum

February 02, 2021 By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times So the Davos Agenda has come and gone. That was the virtual Great Reset preview, hosted by Kissinger acolyte cum World Economic Forum (WEF) oracle Herr Klaus Schwab. Still, corporate/political so-called “leaders” will continue to wax lyrical about the Fourth Industrial Revolution – […]

Munich-esque Davos

January 31, 2021 Rostislav Ishchenko – Crossposted with permission from Stalker Zone Vladimir Putin’s speech, delivered in the format of remote participation in the annual Davos forum, is already being actively compared with his Munich speech of 2007. Well, there is something in common. It is about the same general as between Stalin’s “Brothers and Sisters!” in 1941 […]

What Wall Street fears

January 30, 2021 By The Ister for the Saker Blog The origin of modern banking can be found in the early days of the gold trade. In the Middle Ages, goldsmiths accepted deposits of gold in return for paper notes, which could be exchanged for the deposits at a later date. Because these paper notes […]

With “Biden” in the White House, the Kremlin now needs to change gear

ٍSource • JANUARY 27, 2021 First, a clarification. When I speak of “Biden” I don’t mean the fungus (to use Tom Luongo’s apt expression) which was recently planted in the White House, I am referring to the “collective Biden” which I defined here https://thesaker.is/terminology/ . With this caveat, now let’s see why Russia might want to change gears in 2021. […]

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