Former Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov will take up responsibilities as ambassador
A former member of the UN Commission on Biological and Chemical Weapons in Iraq and Libya, Igor Nikulin, told Russia’s Pravda newspaper that Moscow “should look into” the growing number of American military biological laboratories springing up across the Eurasian continent.
The Ukrainian Navy plans to open a NATO doctrine and tactical center before the end of this year, the Navy’s deputy chief of staff for Euro-Atlantic integration, said on Thursday.
Alexei Navalny has reacted to accusations of leadermania. One may say that Mr. Navalny was forced to react after he had faced criticism from blogger Sergei Udaltsov and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
But the war machine will not give up easily. They seemed to have made a pact which says that Russia and Iran must pay.
Beijing hopes that all countries interested in settling the North Korean nuclear issue would carefully examine the joint Russian-Chinese proposal on the issue, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said Monday.
Russia continues buying large quantities of gold. In July, Russia’s Central Bank purchased 9.1 tons of gold. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, because of new US sanctions, Russia is forced to start developing a system, within which the dollar will not be needed.
Jim W. Dean – The last month has seen a shift in the progress of the war that even the most stalwart anti-Assad powers, like the Saudis, can no longer deny. Putin just signed the formal Russian legislative papers on the 50-year rights to its current bases in Syria
In recent months, as Brussels EU policies become more onerous, Hungary, Czech Republic and Bulgaria have turned their sights eastward to Russia and China and their growing infrastructure investments, while Russia has emerged as the world leader in export of nuclear technology, with over 60% of the global market.
…from SouthFront One of the iconic weapons of the Russian Civil War was the tachanka–a light wheeled carriage pulled by a team of horses and mounting a Maxim heavy machine-gun, which was a weapon system ideally suited to the wide open spaces and low troop densities of that conflict. Tachankas were used by virtually every […]
Washington continues to misread Moscow, Russian economist Ivan Danilov writes for RIA Novosti. Instead of “bending to the will” of US policymakers, the Russian leadership clearly signals to Washington that it perceives the White House’s assertiveness not as a sign of strength but as a sign of weakness.
Jim W. Dean – Congress has thrown down the gauntlet that it wants war with Russia. By that I mean an economic war in wanting to block its emerging economy, especially energy exports to Europe.
Russia Today: Trump’s embarrassing antics are dragging politics further into the swamp he promised to drain
When Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States we clung to fragile hope. We hoped he could morph from the wild, aggressive and boorish candidate into a moderately good president.
I have never been sure what to make of Oliver Stone, a man who likes to portray himself as an opponent of the elite, someone who is not afraid to delve into areas that might cause much embarrassment and annoyance among said elite.
The strategy of US neocons is to get closer to the Russian bear until it finally becomes aggressive. If not, they will at least scare the population and other countries into greater military spending, explains international affairs commentator Marko Gasic.
Oliver Stone: Intelligence agencies “are deliberately misleading us to continue their false-flag war against Russia”
Obviously the warmongers lost the war in Syria miserably and pathetically, and now they vow to make Russia pay for their loss.
The US military is shifting towards a “more global” exercise program in preparation to deter what they term a “more assertive Russia” as well as countering other complex threats, a senior officer commanding the US forces in Europe has said. TrendsRussia-NATO relations “What we’re eventually going toward is a globally integrated exercise program so that […]
Jim W. Dean – Congress, dragging Trump along, is playing a dangerous game of chicken with Iran, Russia, and the EU, which has finally seemed to have awakened from its slumber of being used as a doormat by the US, on top of its own self-inflicted wounds.
Berlin announced that the new sanctions proposed by US lawmakers against Russia are in breach of international law, asking the European Union to take countermeasures against the bans, which could also affect European businesses.
Russia and Turkey have coordinated nearly all details for the shipment of S-400 air defence systems to Ankara, press secretary of the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalyn, said in an interview with a Turkish television channel.
Jonas Alexis – The US still wants to play the cat-and-mouse game when it comes to placing more sanctions on Russia. US officials continue to live in a fantasy world and espouse the proverbial belief that Russia is the worst enemy of the United States.
Kazakhstan and the US have recently renewed an agreement on military cooperation. Outlining the details of this cooperation, Russian experts consider the impact it will have on Moscow-Astana ties. Specifically, while some are concerned about the prospects of a US naval base in the Caspian Sea, others explain why this is a technical impossibility.
Jim W. Dean – Multiple sanctions on multiple countries should never be lumped into one bill like this. With Russia in it alone, Trump might have sustained a veto; and the ambushers and Russophobes knew this.
The US Senate has deliberately put off the hearing on the appointment of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as new Ambassador to Russia, some Russian diplomatic sources told Izvestia.
Special Operations Command chief Army General Raymond Thomas: “We’re a bad day away from the Russians saying, ‘Why are you still in Syria, U.S.?’ If the Russians play that card, we could want to stay and have no ability to do it.”
Russian military and political presence in Iraq would bring balance to the whole Middle Eastern and North African region, Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi vice-president, said during his visit to Moscow.
China’s decision to join Russia for joint naval exercises in the Baltic Sea, a first to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), may be linked to a military strategy pioneered by a famous Chinese marshal during World War II, experts told Sputnik.
A US special operations commander has admitted that an extended US stay in Syria runs contrary to international law and that Russia would be entirely justified in questioning its presence there.
Moscow and Baghdad have struck a major deal to deliver “a large batch” of advanced Russian-made T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military, a Kremlin official said. The T-90s will reinforce the Iraqis’ M1A1 Abrams fleet damaged in the fight against Islamists.
The difference between the present economic prospects of the United States and that of the Russian Federation is fundamental.