Tag Archives: Russia

The Winter Olympics Doping Scandal

The Winter Olympics in Beijing were rocked by a scandal, right after the Russian skating team won gold, when a positive doping sample was discovered in a test taken well ahead of the games from Russian skater Kamila Valieva. On … Continue reading

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Russia is right: The West promised not to enlarge NATO & these promises were broken

The events of three decades ago are haunting the politics of the present By Tarik Cyril Amar With Russia challenging Western unilateralism in a way not seen since the end of the Soviet Union, two major issues keep coming to … Continue reading

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Antony Blinken’s ‘Baby Babble’

On Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggested that Moscow might have some ulterior motives in leading the peacekeeping effort by the CSTO alliance in Kazakhstan. “I think one lesson in recent history is that once Russians are in … Continue reading

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Colour Revolution in Kazakhstan?

By Pepe Escobar Kazakhstan was rocked into chaos virtually overnight, in principle, because of the doubling of prices for liquefied gas, which reached the (Russian) equivalent of 20 rubles per liter (compare it to an average of 30 rubles in … Continue reading

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Putin on World War II

Statistic chart courtesy of Moon of Alabama. Click image to enlarge. Due to decades of Hollywood propaganda, many people in Western countries believe that the U.S. did the most to defeat the Nazis during World War II. Nothing could be … Continue reading

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Peace and War: The View from Russia

From poisoning former spies in London to tampering in US elections. Leading the military support for Bashar al-Assad in Syria and playing a part in the pro-leave campaign in Britain’s Brexit referendum. From nurturing friendly relations with Iran and Turkey … Continue reading

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How Putin Sugar-Coated Erdogan’s Retreat in Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann) By Scott Ritter This week’s meeting between Presidents Putin and Erdogan in Moscow was cast as preventing a war between Russia and Turkey in Syria. War, however, was never on the horizon. Putin called Erdogan’s … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden on Trump, Privacy, and Threats to Democracy

On the eve of his memoir ‘Permanent Record’ being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC’s Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. This is their discussion in its entirety, edited down slightly for clarity. See … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden’s Memoirs: Permanent Record

The man whose state surveillance revelations rocked the world speaks exclusively to the Guardian about his new life and concerns for the future The world’s most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, says he has detected a softening in public hostility towards … Continue reading

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Stephen Cohen: For the First Time Since the Cuban Crisis, Nuclear War Threat is Real

The US has announced its withdrawal from the historic nuclear arms treaty with Russia. How serious of a setback is this for the two countries’ relations – and global security? We talked to Stephen Cohen, contributing editor of The Nation … Continue reading

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