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Apr 26 18:51

Revisiting Litvinenko, What Really Happened?

"First of all, the amount of polonium 210 in play would have cost millions of dollars. That amount is too expensive to purchase and too large to go unnoticed if it were stolen. The only way to obtain such a quantity would be on a well organized black market that had a connection to a nuclear reactor. It would certainly help organized crime if the nuclear powered supplier they received the Polonium from was not subjected to international inspections or part of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Such a country, (Foreign country A) which denied they even built nuclear weapons for decades, would certainly also deny selling their Polonium byproduct as well."

Apr 26 14:07

Putin claims intercepted phone calls prove US helped Chechen Islamic insurgents wage war against Russia

In a documentary aired today on state-owned Rossiya-1 TV channel, he said phone records from the early 2000s show direct contact between North Caucasus separatists and US secret services.

'At one point our secret services simply detected direct contacts between militants from the North Caucasus and representatives of the United States secret services in Azerbaijan,' Putin said.

Putin said he raised the issue with then-US President George W. Bush, who promised to 'kick the ass' of the intelligence officers in question.

But he claimed a few days later the heads of Russia's FSB received a letter from their American counterparts, which said they had the right to support opposition forces in Russia.

Apr 26 11:46

Another Idiotic Plan to Hurt Russia

So, is this the plan, to provide “energy security” to Europe by replacing Russian gas with Iranian gas?

It sure looks like it. But that suggests that the sanctions really had nothing to do with Iran’s fictitious nuclear weapons program but were merely used to humiliate Iran while keeping as much of its oil and gas offline until western-backed multinationals could get their greasy mitts on it.

Indeed, that’s exactly how the sanctions were used even though the nuclear issue was a transparent fake from the get go. Get a load of this from the New York Times:

“Recent assessments by American spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program years earlier, according to current and former American officials. The officials said that assessment was largely reaffirmed in a 2010 National Intelligence Estimate, and that it remains the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.” (U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb, James Risen, New York Times, February 24, 2012)

Apr 25 13:18

Mexico Police – Trained to Kill

This is an outrage!

Sixteen people killed in cold blood by the Mexican Federal Police; unarmed people of an auto-defense movement – in January 2015; just discovered by a team of investigative journalists.

Mexicans well remember the mass killing of 43 Ayotzinapa students of last September, unarmed students of a college that caters to the rural poor, who were protesting the government’s education reform which would make school unaffordable for the poor. Their killing was provoked by the police in connivance with drug cartels.

They train armies and police in their 'client' states to assure oppression whenever there is a chance that people may claim their civil rights. This is what empire does.

Apr 25 13:12

UK election: What the parties say about Palestine

“Law” and “justice” are words that seldom if ever pass the lips of our politicians when discussing the ‘Palestine Question’ — or shouldn’t that be properly called the ‘Israel Question’? In the UK there is still no rush, it seems, to deliver law or justice to the situation after 100 years of betrayal.

Britain’s ferocious warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and efforts to destabilize Syria, caused havoc in those countries and earned us a reputation for human misery making. This week our misbegotten chickens came home to roost in an unbearably distressing way as desperate refugee-migrants drowned at sea hundreds at a time.

Apr 25 13:05

Galeano Died — Revolution Goes On!

In Latin America, Eduardo Galeano was revered as a giant of letters, as a symbol of rebellion, of revolution, and of the fight for justice.

“Utopia is on the horizon,” Galeano once wrote. “I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I’ll never reach it. So what’s the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking.”

Galeano told me that he was in love with two ladies, both splendid, both fragile, both tremendously desirable. One was called Utopia, the other, Reality.

Both are dangerous to the masters of the world, to Empire, because one gathers dreams, including dreams for a better world, while the other one bravely tells the truth.

Apr 25 12:46

Will Washington Kill Us All? — Paul Craig Roberts

The demonization of Russia and its leader by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, and the rest of the American Propaganda Ministry, by almost the entirety of the House and Senate, and by the White House makes reducing the threat of nuclear war impossible.

How much confidence do you have in Washington? How many times has Washington–especially the crazed neocons–been wrong?

Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are able to get on their way before the enemy’s missiles can reach the US to destroy ours.

If this makes you feel safe, you need to read Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control.

Apr 25 11:43

Tsarnaev witnesses moved from Revere hotel

REVERE -- Six defense witnesses for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who were staying in a hotel near Logan International Airport have been moved to another location outside the city, the Revere police chief said Saturday.

Chief Joseph Cafarelli said he was told that the witnesses staying at the Hampton Inn on Lee Burbank Highway left the hotel Saturday morning with the assistance of Federal Bureau of Investigation. He said he does now know where the witnesses were taken.

“God as my judge, I didn’t even ask. I don’t want to know.”

(*Boston Strong ! Revere , not so much . )

Apr 25 08:42

‘We got lucky with Russia’: US citizen’s family to RT after Yemen evacuation

The lack of clarity over the evacuation of US citizens from Yemen continues, as more Americans are lifted from the warzone by Russian planes. A relieved family of 10 spoke to RT amid Washington’s continuing inaction.

While it continues to say it’s too risky to evacuate its own, one American told RT of his disbelief at his government’s lack of effort to get his family to safety. A Russian rescue plane on Friday reunited them at New York’s JFK Airport.

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I think the US Government wanted Americans to be killed in Yemen, to build support for a direct US ground invasion!

Apr 25 08:32

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, based in Kiev, Ukraine.

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine.

It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union.

Apr 25 08:26

Currency Wars Back As Russia Buys One Million Ounces of Gold in March

Russia buys one million ounces and increases gold reserves by another 2.6% in March

Apr 25 07:51

American Analysts: Turkey Traded US Russia

Due to the sharp differences between Ankara and Washington on foreign policy issues, such as the refusal to impose sanctions against Russia and approaches to the fight against “Islamic state”, States will soon have to find a new strategic ally in the region.

http://whatisusa.info/american-analysts-turkey-traded-us-russia/

Apr 25 03:25

West and Soros Rely on "Extreme Balkanization" to Prevent Turkish Stream Pipeline

The Obama administration interventionists, content in the knowledge that they have, at least, another year-and-a-half remaining in power, have decided to resort to extreme ethnic-based Balkanization to throw up a road block to the Russian "Turkish Stream" pipeline that is to bring natural gas from Russia through Turkey and into Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Hungary. The Obama administration has set about to foment another "color revolution", this time in Macedonia.

Apr 24 22:49

American Analysts: Turkey Traded US Russia

Due to the sharp differences between Ankara and Washington on foreign policy issues, such as the refusal to impose sanctions against Russia and approaches to the fight against “Islamic state”, States will soon have to find a new strategic ally in the region.

http://whatisusa.info/american-analysts-turkey-traded-us-russia/

Apr 24 12:27

Ukrainian Forces Open Fire on Humanitarian Aid Convoy

Ukrainian forces opened fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoy ‘Relief Fund Novorossiya’. One member of the convoy was killed, one wounded, six captured.
Yesterday our convoy consisting of 3 vehicles arrived in the Shirokino region, with humanitarian aid. The load consisted of food, medicines, seeds for crops, clothes for civilians. There were also 20 bulletproof vests and helmets for the members of the people’s militia to reduce the fatalities they are sustaining there. Among the members of the crew was journalist Boris Borisovich, who had intended to film a report on civilian life in Shirokino...
All the members of the humanitarian aid convoy had the relevant documentation, and the lead car was marked up with our symbol, and Moscow registration plates.

Apr 24 12:21

"Ukraine may soon disappear from the map of Europe," the ex-defense Minister Hrytsenko

"As I assess the situation in the country? As critical. We have stock of max in a few months to move back from the brink and avoid the scenario of a failed-state, when the state of Ukraine may disappear altogether from the map of Europe" - said Gritsenko.

Apr 24 11:56

Ukraine: Ministry of defensene is preparing for military operations in Donbass

The defense Ministry of Ukraine has started the re-entry of Soviet guns stored at the Central artillery base weapons. This was reported on the page of the departments in the social network "Facebook". After the recovery tools are planned to be sent to the conflict zone in the Southeast of the country.
We will remind, on April 23, in the Internet appeared the video, the footage which was captured as US instructors teach soldiers to use the APU Soviet grenade launcher RPG-7, which was adopted over 50 years ago.http://lifenews.ru/news/152959
Earlier in mass media appeared information about the preparation of a full-scale offensive of the Ukrainian army in the Republic of Donbass. DNR Chapter Alexander Zakharchenko said that this information is confirmed by intelligence. According to him, Kiev, most likely, will unleash the conflict in May, and already now it is possible to calculate the direction of the main attacks of the Ukrainian army at a concentration of troops and equipment.

Apr 24 11:48

Chechen special forces took first place at the tournament in Jordan

For several years in international special forces competition was won by the Chinese team, but this year the top award was won by the Russian team. The prize for winning was $ 250 thousand dollars.
The team became a four-time gold medalist, two-time silver and three-time bronze medalist.
With regard to the standards contained in the program of the competition, they were quite varied. Men had to cover the distance of 150 meters with obstacles, firing shots on emerging targets. In addition, the program was planned to include high-speed lift to the eighth floor and shooting at an angle of 45-60 degrees, storming the building with combat shooting and assault aircraft with shooting marker ammunition.
Military experts agree that participation in an international championship is a matter of prestige of the country and is demonstrative.

Apr 24 11:23

US Will Not Go to War With Russia Over Crimea - Ex-Ambassador McFaul

The United States will not conduct a military operation against Crimea, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul told newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda.
In the interview, McFaul said that Ukrainians are thinking like Russian President Vladimir Putin when they believe that the US will respond to militarily to Crimea's reunification with Russia.
Ron Paul speaking in Reno in 2011.
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Ron Paul: IMF Policies on Ukraine are Irresponsible
"Right now you are talking like Putin: you, Americans, created the revolution against Yanukovych and here's the result! We didn't do this, you did this!" McFaul said.
McFaul added that for Crimea to ever become part of Ukraine again, it would need to undergo successful economic and political reforms, as well as defeat corruption.

Apr 24 10:48

LPR's deputies adopt martial law

Deputies of the people’s council of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) have unanimously adopted martial law Friday.
Military law is temporarily introduced on the territory of the republic or in separate areas in case of aggression against LPR or direct threat of aggression. "Aggression against LPR is defined as using military forces by a foreign country, or a group of countries, against the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of LPR or in any way incompatible with the UN Charter," the law stipulates.
Martial law can be introduced or cancelled by a decree issued by an LPR head.

Apr 24 10:43

Moscow’s reaction to Eastern Partnership development plans will be tough — diplomat

Moscow’s attitude to the development of the Eastern Partnership program is extremely negative, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.
"We will keep track of the summit in Riga," he said in reply to the question about Russia’s attitude to Eastern Partnership program prospects to be discussed at the summit of participants in the program, due in Riga in May.
"But it is already now obvious that our reaction will be rather tough and principled, as we see where this partnership is going to and which shades it acquires from participants in that program," he added.

Apr 24 10:36

More than 700 foreigners to take part in Victory Parade in Moscow

"It is planned to attract ten squadrons with a total number of 732 people from the countries that have confirmed their participation in the parade," Commander-in-Chief of Russian Ground Forces Colonel General Oleg Salyukov said on Friday.
Salyukov added that foreign squadrons would arrive at the Alabino military training grounds near Moscow to begin preparation for the parade and would leave Russia on May 10.

Apr 24 10:24

Militia claim Kiev forces violated ceasefire regime 51 times over past 24 hours

Kiev forces have violated the ceasefire regime in Donbass 51 times over the last 24 hours, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) defense ministry said on Friday.
"The intensity of shellings has grown, the Ukrainian side has violated the ceasefire regime 51 times over the last 24 hours. Punitive battalions have started using heavy weaponry again," the Donetsk News Agency quoted the DPR defense ministry as saying.
The Ukrainian forces shelled the settlements of Shirokino, Zhabunki, Spartak, Yelenovka, along with the Volvo center, Donetsk airport and the Oktyabrskaya mine.

Apr 24 09:56

Back to old tactics: US envoy tweets ‘Russian BUKs in Ukraine’ with pic of Moscow show

US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has claimed that Russia’s military is continuing to expand its presence in eastern Ukraine. As for proof, Pyatt posted a two-year-old picture of an air defense system from an air show near Moscow.

“This is the highest concentration of Russia air defense systems in eastern Ukraine since August,” the ambassador tweeted, attaching a picture of BUK-M2 missile defense system apparently taken at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2013, which actually took place just outside Moscow.

Apr 24 09:26

Ukraine’s Membership in NATO is Impossible – German Media

Ukraine’s membership in NATO is impossible under current conditions, Bundestag deputy Roder Kiesewetter told Deutsche Welle.

According to him, Ukraine's entry into NATO would automatically “activate” the article on collective defense, taking into account the military operations in the eastern regions of the country and "the annexation of Crimea".

Apr 24 08:26

Maidan snipers were trained in Poland

Janusz Korwin-Mikke: "Maidan it was also our operation. Snipers were trained in Poland. Terrorists shot on the Maidan 40 protesters and 20 police officers, just to provoke riots" - said in an interview with the Virtual Poland presidential candidate and Memer of the EU Parliament Janusz Korwin-Mikke.

Apr 24 08:14

Preview of Military Hardware to Take Part in Russia's 2015 V-Day Parade

This year Russia is celebrationg the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. A traditional military parade is to be held on Moscow’s Red Square on May 9. Over 78,500 military servicemen and almost 2,000 pieces of military hardware, including 238 aircraft and 51 battle ships, will participate in Victory Day parades in Russia’s 28 cities. Invitations to attend the military parade in Moscow have been sent to 68 heads of state, as well as UN, Council of Europe, UNESCO and EU chiefs.

Apr 23 22:07

Carter: Russian hackers hacked Pentagon's network

The Pentagon says that one of its networks was hacked by Russian hackers earlier this year, calling the breach “worrisome”.

Apr 23 22:05

US Paratroopers Entering Ukraine Fighting Zones, Claims Russia

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed Thursday that United States paratroopers conducting training missions had entered combat zones in the embattled country.

Apr 23 21:22

US Journalist Dispel Myths About The “Dangerous For Foreigners” Russia

I can’t number how often I’ve heard that notice in the 14 months since I chose to move to Moscow from Berlin. It’s as though I were entering a combat area.

In reasonableness, those 14 months have seen a series of disastrous occasions that have left a lot of Russia changed: the addition of Crimea; war in eastern Ukraine; the weakening of relations with the West; authorizes; President Vladimir V. Putin’s clampdown on political resistance, media and expressions of the human experience; and the breakdown of the ruble and log jam of the Russian economy.

http://whatisusa.info/us-journalist-dispel-myths-about-the-dangerous-f...

Apr 23 19:07

Ukraine Partnering with NATO…to the Surprise of No One

Despite more than a year of claiming otherwise, the US-backed government of Ukraine is now openly acknowledging their close association with NATO. Although the rhetoric is carefully guarded so as not to admit that Ukraine has become a de facto NATO member, the inescapable fact is that it is in all but name.

Apr 23 14:27

What does Putin want? A major analysis by Rostislav Ishchenko

It is essential to understand what the Russian leadership wants to achieve, particularly the president, Vladimir Putin. We are talking about the key role that Putin plays in the organization of the Russian power structure. This system is not authoritarian, as many assert, but rather authoritative – meaning it is based not on legislative consolidation of autocracy but on the authority of the person who created the system and, as the head of it, makes it work effectively.

Apr 23 14:17

Cranking Up The Rhetoric – Weaponizing Information

In mid-April, hundreds of U.S. paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in western Ukraine to provide training for government troops. The UK had already started its troop-training mission there, sending 75 troops to Kiev in March. [1] On April 14, the Canadian government announced that Canada will send 200 soldiers to Kiev, contributing to a military build-up on Russia’s doorstep while a fragile truce is in place in eastern Ukraine.

Apr 23 13:44

American marines will defend Poroshenko from his own army

U.S. Marines, who recently arrived in Ukraine will provide protection for President Poroshenko from his own army, rather than teaching it, said on talk show "Politics" the representative of the Executive Committee of the Union of Paratroopers of Russia, Valery Yuriev.

Apr 23 13:37

EPP: EU should tell Russia we are ready to go to war

Hawkish language was heard at a hearing organised by the centre-right EPP political group in the European Parliament Tuesday (21 April), with lawmakers arguing that the best deterrence was to be ready for war.

Apr 23 13:33

BEX ALERT - Prosecutor General of Ukraine: Odessa citizens killed themselves in the House of Trade Unions

Google translate: Researchers involved in the case of the death of 48 inhabitants of Odessa in the House of Trade Unions May 2, 2014, established that the victim set fire to themselves, however, by accident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We didn't buy that bullshit at Waco and we are not buying it now!

Apr 23 12:23

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company

The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.

But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.

At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.

Apr 23 11:43

Hungary, Greece, Cyprus to resume trade with Russia regardless of Western sanctions

Hungary, Greece and Cyprus may soon be allowed to export fruit and vegetables to the Russian market, according to a report in the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Russian health authorities are conducting audits of suppliers in all three countries, as well as India, Alexey Alexeyenko, the director of Rosselkhoznadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) is quoted as saying.

"About 20 companies will be verified in Greece and Hungary. In India — less, around four to five. Cyprus has requested a delay for technical reasons and therefore, the audits will begin on April 27, where seven to eight companies will be checked."

Apr 23 11:39

This Saturday-Sunday junta in once again prepares enormous provocation and it relates to the historical territory of Novorossiya, Zaporozhye, Nikolaev region and Odessa.

25 to 26 to commit a terrorist act on one of the nuclear plants. It's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, located in Energodar, and South Ukraine in the Nikolaev area...

Apr 23 11:25

10 Reasons Ukraine is Dead (By Graham Phillips)

Hard as it is to say, sad as it is for those of us who liked Ukraine, as I liked Ukraine – over 2 years living there pre-war, it was a country I was very fond of – but post-Euromaidan, Ukraine is dead. Here’s why...

Apr 23 11:20

Military drones Orlan-10 to start monitoring Arctic as of May 1

A group of Orlan-10 drones of the Eastern Military District, deployed in the Chukchi Peninsula, will start monitoring the Arctic zone as of May 1, the military district’s spokesman Colonel Aleksandr Gordeyev told TASS.
"The drones’ task is to maintain impartial control of the situation in the Russian sector of the Arctic, including the ecological and ice situation in the adjoining sea areas and along the Northern Sea Route," he said.
Mi-26 helicopters can deliver drones to any area for monitoring the shipping situation and conducting search and rescue operations.

Apr 23 10:55

Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Donetsk, Luhansk

The Russian Emergencies Ministry's 25th convoy has delivered humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, the ministry's crisis management centre said on Thursday.
More than 120 trucks delivered 1,400 tonnes of humanitarian cargos, including foodstuffs, essentials, medicines, clothes, firefighting equipment and gifts for World War II veterans on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany.
Since mid-August 2014, Russia has delivered more than 31,500 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes to Donetsk and Luhansk.

Apr 23 10:38

MH17 flight investigators remove 15 tonnes of debris in eastern Ukraine

About 15 tonnes of wreckage have been removed from the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, the Emergencies Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said on Thursday.
Specialists from Malaysia and the Netherlands, charged with body part recovery and also leading the probe into the July 17 crash that killed all 298 people on board, on April 16 resumed search for debris and human remains at the crash site, planning to complete their work by April 30.
The debris and remains will be taken to the Netherlands for examination.
"Rescue workers from the city of Torez helped experts to load the plane’s wreckage. About 15 tonnes of fragments of different sizes have been removed from the crash site near the village of Grabovo," the ministry said.

Apr 23 10:22

Russia's human rights commissioner says about 1,000 extremist groups operating in US

US reference to freedom of speech and refusal to support Russia’s resolution on countering the glorification of Nazism do not stand up to criticism, Russian Foreign Ministry human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said on Thursday. He was speaking at the TASS presentation of the ministry’s report titled "Neo-Nazism - a Dangerous Challenge to Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law".
"The United States is one of the four countries, in addition to Ukraine, Canada and Palau, that voted against the draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on countering the lionization of Nazism," Dolgov noted, adding that Moscow would continue to promote this initiative.

Apr 23 10:20

MIT Professor: Greater Chance of Accidental Nuclear War Now Than During the Cold War

Changing technical conditions and issues, unstable political environments and geopolitical tensions are producing a greater danger of accidental nuclear war between the US and Russia than during the Cold War, according to Theodore A. Postol, a professor of Science, Technology, and International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Apr 23 10:11

U.S. warns of new Russian buildup in Ukraine

Russia has sent arms and drone aircraft into eastern Ukraine and is concentrating troops along the tense border, a buildup that is raising concern about a new escalation in the conflict, the State Department said Wednesday.

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The US has been claiming Russian provocations in eastern Ukraine for over a year now, with every single case turning out to be a hoax, to portray Russia as the bad guy and obfuscate the fact that this civil war began with the US overthrow of Ukraine's elected government last year and the installation of a US puppet junta.

Apr 23 10:06

Russia supports Argentina’s desire to settle dispute with UK over Falkland Islands — Putin

Russia favors a speedy peaceful settlement of the dispute between Argentina and U.K. over the Falkland Islands, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following talks with Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
"Russia supports Argentina’s striving for holding direct bilateral talks with the U.K. with a view of a speedy peaceful settlement of the dispute around the Falkland Islands," he said.

Apr 23 09:57

US Journalist Dispel Myths About The "Dangerous For Foreigners" Russia

I can't number how often I've heard that notice in the 14 months since I chose to move to Moscow from Berlin. It's as though I were entering a combat area.

In reasonableness, those 14 months have seen a series of disastrous occasions that have left a lot of Russia changed: the addition of Crimea; war in eastern Ukraine; the weakening of relations with the West; authorizes; President Vladimir V. Putin's clampdown on political resistance, media and expressions of the human experience; and the breakdown of the ruble and log jam of the Russian economy.

http://whatisusa.info/us-journalist-dispel-myths-about-the-dangerous-f...

Apr 23 08:55

Putin Undercuts Obama Iran Ploy

Once more Vladimir Putin and his team have managed to undercut Washington’s geopolitical strategy, this time regarding the secret bilateral US negotiations with Iran outside the G5+1 talks that included Russia. What Russia has done, with dazzling speed, is to defuse what could have been a devastating US move to turn Iran from an ally of Russia into a bitter adversary. Were that to happen it would deal a devastating blow to Russia’s resistance to the Washington dictates.

Apr 23 08:16

‘Maidan snipers trained in Poland’: Polish MP alleges special op in Ukraine to provoke riot

Snipers who are thought to have operated in Kiev’s Independence Square amidst events that led to a coup in February 2014 were trained in Poland and sent to Ukraine to “do a favor” for the US, a Polish Euro-MP claimed in an interview.

Apr 23 08:04

Argentine president: RT answers world’s demand for all-inclusive news coverage

The inclusion of RT’s Spanish channel into the Argentinian state TV network illustrates the global demand for different points of view, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina’s president, said on her visit to the Russian capital.

"In fact, we are very grateful to RT, because people in different countries need a more complete coverage of what is happening around the globe – not just a subjective point of view on events in a particular region, which is being imposed on us,” Fernandez de Kirchner mentioned during her speech at the Russian-Argentine Business Forum in Moscow.

Apr 22 22:07

Gas for Greece, Mayhem for Macedonia - From Color Revolution to Unconventional War

At the exact same time that Greece has received a guarantee for billions of cubic meters' worth of Russian gas, Macedonia is being rocked by the threat of a renewed Albanian insurgency designed to offset Moscow’s pipeline plans.

Apr 22 17:11

Russia Says No to One-World Government

Apr 22 14:17

France ready to pay in case Mistral contract is severed — Hollande

There are no conditions yet for supply of Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday at a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko in the Elysee Palace.

"As of today, their delivery, taking into account the well-known context, is impossible," Hollande said.

He said the issue of Mistrals will become one of the points of his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to be held in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Friday. "We will discuss all variants," he said.

The French leader also said in case the contract on delivery of Mistrals is finally severed, France will be ready to pay a cancelation fee.

Apr 22 14:04

Around 50 high-ranking State Emergency Service officials dismissed in Ukraine

Around 50 high-ranking officials have been dismissed from Ukraine’s State Emergency Service, acting head of the service Zoryan Shkiryak told 5 Channel on Wednesday.
"At the moment, around 50 officials of the highest echelon have been dismissed - heads of regional departments, their deputies and others," Shkiryak said.
Since the beginning of April, the acting head signed more than 1,000 requests on lustration checks of State Emergency Service employees.
The service’s former head Sergey Bochkovsky and his deputy Vasily Stoetsky were detained on March 25 on suspicion of corruption. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the investigation will be made into the activities of all State Emergency Service regional departments.

Apr 22 13:15

Russia ready to hold talks on placing GLONASS signal calibration stations in Cuba

Russia is ready to hold talks with Cuba on placing signal calibration stations there that will service its GLONASS global positioning system, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.
"In a situation where the US has refused to place GLONASS ground-based stations for signal calibration on its territory, we're ready to hold talks with Cuba and thus solve the problem of furnishing GLONASS customers with the required high-precision signals." he said.
On Thursday, April 23, Cuba’s Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas who co-chairs the Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission is going to visit the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) where he will discuss the GLONASS issue in detail, Rogozin said.

Apr 22 12:02

Ex-NATO Chief Calls for Holy Crusade Against Russia in the Name of “Democracy”

In his op-ed in Project Syndicate, ex-NATO chief and former Danish PM Anders “Fog of War” Rasmussen calls for war against Russia in the name of democracy and the ever so elusive “Western values”.

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Here's your rifle ...

Apr 22 11:59

Time to Wake up to some Realities on the Iran Deal

Too many cooks spoil the broth, and that appears to be precisely what the Senate had in mind.

Evidently Obama has concluded that a veto-proof majority in both Houses stood behind the Foreign Relations Committee bill, and reluctantly conceded. But that wrests control of the process out of the hands of the Administration. The Iran deal may have died this afternoon.

To make sense of the events that have led to the current negotiations over Iran’s so-called nuclear ambitions, certain elemental realities should be highlighted:

Apr 22 11:10

Anti-War Activist: West Hooked Ukraine on Loans, Like a Junkie on Drugs

The US agreed on Monday to provide almost $18 million in additional humanitarian aid for Ukraine, including shipments of supplies and funding for projects in areas affected by fighting. Veteran activist Joe Iosbaker spoke with Radio Sputnik about what he thinks this aid really means for the US' role in the region.

Apr 22 10:33

Israel: We Can Target Russian-Made Weapons

Infuriated by Moscow's decision last week to revive a long-shelved S-300 missile deal to Tehran, officials here reiterated Israel's right to target those batteries or any other high-end Russian arms transferred to regional terrorist organizations via Iran or Syria.

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Go ahead Israel; try to bomb an anti-air missile system!

Apr 22 10:29

Russia will not deploy nuclear forces outside its territory — Lavrov

"We do not believe that the security of our country must be maintained by moving our nuclear forces some other places," he said. "As far as the conventional forces, including the Navy and the Air Force, are concerned, we are interested in ensuring they should be able to cope with tasks around the globe. We use airdromes and ports and are prepared to negotiate the creation of logistic facilities with other countries."
Lavrov said Russia did not need foreign bases identical to those of the United States.
"But the opportunities for making a stop, fuelling the tanks, giving the crew sometime for rest and recreation and replenishing supplies should certainly be built up," he added.

Apr 22 10:24

Protesting miners block Kiev's central street

Protesting miners have blocked Kreshchatik, Kiev's central street, on Wednesday and pitched a tent in frony of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, a TASS correspondent has reported.
Miners demand wage debt settlement, more support for the industry and the dismissal of Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Vladimir Demchishin.

Apr 22 10:23

Moscow comments on Ukrainian official's 'dirty bomb' statements

Creation of a 'dirty bomb' that incorporates fissionable materials will turn Ukraine into a rogue state, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a comment on Wednesday in connection with the declarations made earlier by the Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, Oleksanr Turchynov.
"We would like to hope such programs exist only in Mr. Turchynov's inflamed mentality," the commentary said. "He obviously falls short of realizing the aftermaths of implementation of such ideas."
"The manufacturing of devices of this kind would turn Ukraine into a rogue state and would bring up the application of provisions of Chapter 7 of the UN Charter to it," the ministry said.

Apr 22 10:17

NSA leaker Snowden issue not raised by US side over past year — Russian FM

The United States over the past year has not raised the issue of the US National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday in an interview with three radio stations, Ekho Moskvy, Sputnik and Govorit Moskva.
"The Snowden situation was absolutely accidental, we simply could not act differently," he said. "The Russian president has in a most detailed way spoken out on this matter." "Over the past year neither US Secretary of State John Kerry nor his staff members have mentioned [Snowden], and our embassy has also not been bothered by anybody," the minister added.

Apr 22 10:16

American Boots on Ukraine’s Ground

Apr 22 09:03

Why An American And A Russian General Are Suddenly Very Worried About Nuclear War

Over the past several years, there has been an alarming escalation of two very disturbing trends: an increasing preponderance of cyberattacks on complex infrastructure (whether domestic or abroad and whether instigated by external sources or internally, in a false falg attempt to evolve the issue to the benefit of various military-industrial complex benficiaries) as well as around the globe, and a largely unexpected return to a Cold War footing, one catalyzed by the violent US-sponsored overthrow of the former Kiev government and the eagerness to escalate the resultant conflict exhibited by the Kremlin.

If one extends said trends, one would arrive at a very unpleasant conclusion: due to the porous nature of modern technology and the increasing prevalence of cyberattacks, coupled with Cold War-era nuclear doctrines and rising tensions between the two superpowers who are now back to a Cold War regime, a nuclear war has suddenly emerged yet again as a very real threat.

Apr 22 09:02

Ukraine: Hundreds call for end to American interference outside US Embassy

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Apr 22 08:37

Intensity of US Propaganda ‘Very Dangerous’ - John Pilger

John Pilger, the award-winning journalist and film-maker based in Australia, talks to Sputnik about US foreign policy and the propaganda wars.

In regards to the US Congress, Pilger said that the current actions of the Congress are quite extraordinary. He said that he has never known it to behave in this manner.

“The US Congress has already passed legislation that empowers the acting President to make war on Russia. And the latest congressional machinations that you refer to are really about propaganda.”

Apr 22 07:00

Libertarians’ Civil War Over Ukraine

On the one hand, Andrei Illarionov of the Koch Brothers’ libertarian Cato Institute says that the first among “the crimes that have been committed or are being committed by the Kremlin — stealing Crimea” can be rectified only by rejecting “Russia’s aggression in Crimea,” which means to replace the current Russian government by “a free democratic state with the rule of law”: i.e., overthrowing it in order to establish that very thing, “a free democratic state with the rule of law.” He says that, “The issue of Crimea’s jurisdiction is within the competence of only one subject of international law — the owner of that territory, namely Ukraine. Only this subject, and no one else, has necessary legal rights to change this territory’s jurisdiction.” And, since Ukraine did not sell Crimea to Russia, Russia “stole” it from Ukraine.

Apr 21 22:07

Farewell Oles Buzina: Mourners Bid Adieu to Slain Journalist in Kiev on April 19

A four-minute news report on 1 TV in Russia captured the raw emotions of those attending the service. They had harsh words for the Ukraine government and the descent into murderous political violence which it has brought to the country.

Apr 21 22:01

In the War Zone of Eastern Ukraine

Ukraine has imposed an economic blockade on Donetsk and Lugansk, including cessation of payment of old age pensions and other social benefits since last June. One piece of good news while we were in Donetsk is that the new government is in a position to assume payment of old age pensions as of April 1. We talked to elderly people lined up at the branches of the new banking system to receive their pensions. They were happy to be receiving payment, finally, but none too happy with the war that finds them in such a lineup.

Apr 21 21:58

Eurasian emporium or nuclear war?

Move over, Cold War 2.0. The real story, now and for the foreseeable future, in its myriad declinations, and of course, ruling out too many bumps in the road, is a new, integrated Eurasia forging ahead.

Apr 21 21:55

Truth Is Washington’s Enemy

Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding.

Apr 21 15:14

Russia Buys 30 Tonnes Of Gold In March

I don’t know what event will trigger a failure in the west’s gold capping abilities, but I have a feeling that it will be an event that will make life very uncomfortable for everyone…

Apr 21 11:55

Tainted Russian wheat resurfaces in Egypt

The tainted wheat — which contains toxic and cancerous elements and dead insects and cannot be consumed — was among the most dangerous issues that raised the ire of the Egyptian street under the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. Its wide distribution to mills and bakeries was discovered in 2009.

Egypt is one of the largest wheat importers in the world, taking in between 7.3 and 8.2 million tons annually from Russia, the United States, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Cairo is currently facing a crisis threatening to increase its wheat bill in the wake of restrictions imposed in February by Russia, the fourth largest wheat exporter in the world, on its wheat exports in accordance with rising domestic prices.

Apr 21 11:45

Moscow expects EU’s assessment following Polish lawmaker’s remarks on Maidan snipers

Russia expects "the international constructive pressure" with regard to Kiev to hold a genuine investigation of the events on Maidan, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov told the Life News TV channel on Tuesday.
According to Polish lawmaker in the European Parliament Janusz Korwin-Mikke, the snipers who fired in Kiev during the tragic events on Maidan last February had been trained in Poland, local media report.
"Maidan was our job. I sat in the European Parliament next to Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. He acknowledged in a conversation with the then EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that our people were firing on Maidan rather than the people of Russian President Vladimir Putin or former Ukrainian leader [Viktor] Yanukovich," the Polish politician said. He added that the terrorists shot dead 40 protesters and 20 police officers on Maidan to provoke unrest. http://tass.ru/en/world/790717

Apr 21 11:38

Argentina's president arrives in Moscow

Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday arrived in Moscow on an official visit that will last till April 23.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Kirchner on April 23. The two leaders will discuss the implementation of agreements reached during Putin’s visit to Argentina in July 2014. They will also exchange views on development of bilateral trade and economic ties and investment cooperation.
A spokesman for the Argentinian embassy in Moscow told TASS during Kirchner’s stay in Moscow it was planned to organize a meeting between two countries’ businessmen who would look at prospects of expanding trade-and-economic cooperation. Argentina would be represented by about 50 businessmen.

Apr 21 11:30

Militia leader: deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas will ruin Kiev’s plans for IMF loans

The Ukrainian authorities’ calls to deploy peacekeepers in the troubled Donbas are a mere political speculation since a peacekeeping operation would ruin its plans for IMF loans so badly needed by the Ukrainian economy, Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), said on Tuesday.
"It is not in Kiev’s interests to admit the existence of conditions for the deployment of peacekeepers: the International Monetary Fund will extend no loans if Kiev imposes martial law," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him as saying.

Apr 21 11:21

Militia claim spotting up to 70 mercenaries of US military company Academi in east Ukraine

iev has moved to the area of the village of Volnovakha 70 mercenaries of the private US military company Academi, the spokesman for the Defense Ministry of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, told a news briefing on Tuesday.
"According to the available information, in the territory controlled by the Ukrainian armed forces, namely, in Volnovakha, the presence of 70 representatives of the private military company Academi has been revealed. Earlier, that company was known under the name of Blackwater," the Donetsk news agency quotes Basurin as saying.
German media reported last May that data about 400 fighters from Blackwater, supporting Kiev forces in the east of Ukraine came from US intelligence agency.

Apr 21 10:54

Hungary, Greece, Cyprus to Restart Food Trade With Russia Ignoring US-EU Sanctions

Hungary, Greece and Cyprus may soon be allowed to export fruit and vegetables to the Russian market, according to a report in the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta

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Apr 21 10:05

UK gives Russian billionaire deadline to sell North Sea gas assets

The UK is forcing Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, owner of the $10 billion L1 energy fund, to sell dozens of newly-acquired North Sea oil and gas assets in the next 3-6 months on fears more Russia sanctions could shut down the gas fields.

Apr 21 07:32

US preparing for ground offensive in Ukraine: ex-Kremlin advisor

Nekrassov: Well first of all I think we should remember that NATO and the US have been helping the Ukrainian army all along and that they have been training not only the National Guard as you mentioned in your introduction, but they are also helping those cutthroat nationalists and neo-Nazis that are also going to be trained by these American advisers. So we have been seeing it for a while.

Now the whole point of the American involvement in Ukraine, which started with the funding of the coup last year, which overthrew the legitimate government, was to create tension in Ukraine for a long time.

Apr 21 06:59

Top Italian Daily Breaks Western Media Silence on Political Murders in Kiev

In an unusually frank assessment by mainstream Western media of Kiev’s post-Maidan regime, the Italian daily La Repubblica has denounced “a ruthless sweeping away of every form of political opposition taking place in Kiev”. The paper was reacting to yet another assassination in Ukraine — this time of a popular journalist Oles Buzina on April 16.

Not shy of calling a spade a spade, the article leaves no doubts as to what is happening in Ukraine, right from the headline: “Pro-Russian journalist murdered in Kiev. The third political homicide in 24 hours.”

Apr 21 06:36

150 Tons of US "Diplomatic Mail" Stirs Kyrgyzstan

The putsch in Kiev has reminded governments in the Caucasus and Central Asia that they could fall victim to similar events at any time. This applies especially to countries in Russia's sphere of influence, such as Kyrgyzstan. The specter of a Kyrgyz Maidan has haunted Bishkek since last year, when the suspicious activities of the U.S. State Department's TechCamp project and the subsequent visit of George Soros raised a few eyebrows. Lately, Kyrgyz and Russian media went into a frenzy over the delivery of 150 tons of "diplomatic mail" to the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek:

Apr 20 22:44

Fourth and Fifth Generation Warfare Arrives on European and Middle Eastern Battlefields

The U.S., British, Canadian and other Western military training of Ukrainian forces that include neo-Nazi gangsters from Ukraine and other parts of Europe and the NATO/CIA training support in Turkey and Jordan being provided to Islamist jihadis tied to the Islamic State, Al Nusra Front, and Al Qaeda represents the application of 4th generation warfare (4GW) and 5th generation warfare (5GW) tactics from the Pentagon’s and Central Intelligence Agency’s think tanks to the battlefield.

Apr 20 22:37

America's Start is Setting - Another Idiotic Plan to Hurt Russia

Washington needs to rethink its approach. Stop the meddling and antagonism, rebuild relations through trade and mutual trust, and accept the inevitability of imperial decline.

Apr 20 20:55

Cuban Leader Raul Castro Arrives In Moscow For Victory Day Parade

The leader of the state Council of Cuba Raul Castro will be in the capital of Russia in the occasions out of appreciation for the 70th commemoration of the Victory, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

http://whatisusa.info/cuban-leader-raul-castro-arrives-in-moscow-for-v...

Apr 20 14:31

US preparing for ground offensive in Ukraine: ex-Kremlin advisor

Press TV has conducted an interview with Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin adviser in London, about US paratroopers training Ukraine government forces to battle pro-Russia forces in the east.

Apr 20 13:05

Doku Umarov’s successor killed in anti-terrorist operation in Russia's Dagestan

The leader of the terrorist organization Caucasus Emirate, Aliaskhab Kebekov, who is Doku Umarov’s "successor," has been eliminated in a special operation near Buinaksk, Dagestan, the Information Centre of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC) told TASS on Monday.

The special operation was conducted on the outskirts of Buinaksk, in Gerei-Avlak village.

Apr 20 12:57

S-400 missile defense strength doubled in Russia's far east

Another top notch S-400 missile defense system has been deployed to Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. The new generation weapons with a range of up to 400 kilometers can bring down small planes and nuclear charged ballistic missiles.

Apr 20 12:56

US troops in Ukraine ‘clear escalation’ of crisis: Activist

The training of Ukrainian government forces by US paratroopers is a “clear escalation” of the crisis in the region, an American activist says.

“Sending in these troops is a clear escalation of US intervention in Ukraine,” said Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Coalition.

About 300 US troops arrived in Yavoriv, western Ukraine, last week to train the Ukrainian National Guard to fight pro-Russian forces, the US Army said in a statement on Thursday.

Apr 20 11:54

US 'Trainers' Arrive in Ukraine for Operation Fearless Guardian

Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrivedin Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian.

Apr 20 11:37

As Gazprom CEO Arrives In Athens, EU (Coincidentally) Files Anti-Trust Charges Against Russian Giant

As the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, arrives in Athens tomorrow (for talks with Greek PM Tsipras about "current energy issues of interest," which we suspect will include finalizing the "Turkish Stream" pipeline heralded by many as Greece's potential get-out-of-Troika-jail-card), he will face an increasingly anxious European Union. Fresh from its suit against Google, the WSJ reports, the EU's competition regulator plans to file formal antitrust charges against Russia’s state-owned gas company OAO Gazprom on Wednesday. This re-opens a suit from 2012 saying that it suspected the company of abusing its dominant position in those countries’ natural-gas supply. It appears Europe is getting nervous...

Having realized that a potential Greco-Russian pipeline deal could, according to one senior official "turn the tide"for the debt-stricken country, it appears the imminent arrival of Gazprom's CEO (as Reuters reports):

Apr 20 11:13

On Maidan Polish snipers were shooting, it was a provocation on orders from Washington

The presidential candidate of Poland, MEP Janusz Korwin-Micke in an interview with the Polish edition of "Wiadomosci" said that snipers who shot during the events on Maidan in February 2014, were trained in Poland. It is reported UAinside.
"The Maidan is also our job. Snipers were trained in Poland. The terrorists shot at Maidan 40 demonstrators and 20 police, just to provoke unrest".
Answering specifying question of the journalist, what is the interest in Poland, Janusz Korvin-Mikk said, "We do this, to get the favor of Washington."
Previously Janusz Korvin-Mikk said that he would like to see Ukraine remain independent, but as weak as possible. He also called the current events in Ukraine the U.S. aggression against Russia.

Apr 20 11:08

Ukrainian "Grad" brought up to the border with Russia and is ready to provocations

Residents of Kharkiv region living close to the border with the Russian Federation, said that the Ukrainian troops near the border set missile systems of volley fire "Grad/Hail". But trunks are turned towards the territory of Ukraine.
Local residents have suggested a provocation of the shooting. Ukrainian "Grad" will fire on its own territory, and then Ukraine accuse Russia of armed provocation.
The war correspondent of the "Russkaya vesna/Russian spring" Samur

Apr 20 10:40

Did NBC Cover Up Role of U.S.-Backed Free Syrian Army in 2012 Kidnapping of Richard Engel?

American MSM Faking Stories Again?

In an article published on Wednesday, Engel said the kidnappers had “put on an elaborate ruse to convince us they were Shiite shabiha militiamen.” According to the Times investigation, NBC knew more than it let on about the kidnappers.

Apr 20 10:40

JCCC: 410 mines launched from Ukrainian positions explode in Shirokino over 24 hours

"Today we went to Shirokino jointly with representatives of the OSCE and the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic," Col. Gen. Lentsov said.
"We registered that 410 mines that came from Ukrainian positions exploded in Shirokino over 24 hours. Yesterday, since the departure of the OSCE, massive machinegun and then mortar fire attacks started, ending with artillery. The key reason is great tensions between the sides," he said.
According to Lentsov, units of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Azov remain in the vicinity of Shirokino, and they destabilize the situation.

Apr 20 10:39

Cuban Leader Raul Castro Arrives In Moscow For Victory Day Parade

The leader of the state Council of Cuba Raul Castro will be in the capital of Russia in the occasions out of appreciation for the 70th commemoration of the Victory, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

http://whatisusa.info/cuban-leader-raul-castro-arrives-in-moscow-for-v...

Apr 20 10:29

Putin to visit Armenia on April 24 to participate in genocide commemorative events

"As part of the visit, the meeting of the presidents of Russia and Armenia will be held that will discuss the issues of bilateral agenda, cooperation in integration associations and also topical regional and international issues," the statement says.
"As far as we understand, Putin and [Francois] Hollande will be staying in Yerevan at the same time. Their contacts on the sidelines of the programme planned by the Armenian side therefore cannot be excluded," Peskov said on Friday.
The Turkish government acknowledges the fact of mass killings of Armenians, but opposes the use of the term genocide and says that the death toll on which the Armenian side insists is overestimated.
According to Ankara, the deaths of Armenians were not the result of a targeted policy of the government, but due to the civil war in the Osman Empire, in which Turks were also killed.

Apr 20 10:21

Russian lawmaker says five states behind anti-Russian campaign at PACE

Five states that are waging the anti-Russian campaign at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) are Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the United Kingdom, the head of the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, said on Monday.
"The delegations of those countries that are most aggressive in the issue of the EU sanctions against Russia and that participate in the West’s anti-Russian hysteria most actively are against lifting sanctions against the Russian delegation," Alexei Pushkov said.

Apr 20 10:19

PACE president calls for efficient decentralization system in Ukraine

Ukraine needs an efficient system of decentralization and an inclusive political process, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasseur on Monday in her opening address for the April 2015 part-session in Strasbourg.
Last week, the Council of Europe announced that offices for informing citizens about the upcoming Ukrainian administrative reform would be open in all the Ukrainian regions.
The agreement on this was reached in Strasbourg between the secretary general of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, and Ukraine’s minister of regional development, construction, housing and utilities economy, Gennady Zubko.
These regional centers will help to pave the way for the decentralization that is very important for ensuring a long-term political stability in Ukraine, Jagland said on Friday.

Apr 20 10:19

Slain Ukraine Politician Led the Picketing of US Embassy in Kiev a Day Before Killed

Another one of my friends, Oleg Kalashnikov, was killed. I'm very sorry. We were friends. I knew his family. Repeatedly I tried to convince him to leave Kiev. In response, he told me that if everyone leaves, then who will fight.

Apr 20 10:16

Russian military breaks Crimea water blockade

Russian Defence Ministry units have fully restored the supply of fresh water to south-eastern Crimea. The area experienced water shortages after Kiev shut off the supply of water from the Dnieper River via the North Crimean Canal, a source meeting up to 85% of the peninsula’s demand for fresh water.
"Every 24 hours, the pipeline network pumps more than 20,000 cubic meters of water," Bulgakov said. "The pipes were first laid to reach the North Crimean Canal, which allows to fully supply with fresh water [the cities of] Kerch, Feodosia and Sudak."
The work involved about 500 service members and 200 units of military and special equipment.
In addition to that, field pipelines leading to the peninsula’s artesian wells have been deployed with a total length of more than 125 kilometers.

Apr 20 09:55

Ukrainian website calls for mass deportations and internment of dissenters in Ukraine

This idea was put forward by website "Khvylya", close to the administration of Poroshenko .

"The National Security Council should adopt a decision about the deportation from Ukraine to the Russian Federation of persons who are potential candidates for the dead in the name of the glory of the "Russian world" [Ukrainian media is putting the blame for recent murders in Ukraine on Putin - KR]. Deportation for their own safety, as shooting them on the territory of the Russian Federation loses all meaning. Let them go and preach that they are victims of Bandera terror and repressions, for which they may even make some money. We do not care, because none of us are going to refute the thesis of the Kremlin about the fascist junta and the banderites"

So the fans of the Kremlin should be confined for five years, until the regime and mentality will change in Russia, or offer them to leave on their own.

Apr 20 09:54

NATO Increasingly Surrounds the “Russian Threat”. “War is Good for Business”

On Saturday, April 18th, the Commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain’s Telegraph that “There is a Russian threat,” and that “The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together.”

Ever since the Soviet Union’s military alliance, the Warsaw Pact, dissolved in 1991, NATO has expanded eastward to Russia’s borders, and now it is preparing to admit yet another nation on Russia’s border: Ukraine. This eastward expansion broke (and breaks, since it’s continuing) a verbal agreement which had produced the termination of the Warsaw Pact (the Soviet Union’s equivalent of America’s NATO alliance).

Apr 19 22:31

Iran urges India, China & Russia to counter NATO missile system

Iran has announced its readiness to cooperate with Russia, China and India on the issue of NATO’s missile shield and related threats from the military bloc, the head of its defense ministry said in Moscow.

“I’d like to support the idea of developing multifaceted defense cooperation between China, Iran, India and Russia to counter NATO eastwards expansion and installing a missile shield in Europe,” Hossein Dehghan said on Thursday, at an international security conference in Moscow.

Hours later Dehghan was cited by RIA Novosti as saying that Russia, China and Iran may hold tri-party defense talks.

“We discussed certain aspects of regional security. It was proposed to hold a trilateral meeting of Russia, Iran and China,” Dehghan said after meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

Apr 19 22:26

Conference on the Israel Lobby—Press Blackout at the Press Club

So, where were the reporters of the mainstream media? Where was C-SPAN during a week when Congress was on a holiday and their cameras were not preoccupied by Capitol Hill activities—its foremost priority? Apparently, the American people were only to see and hear the extreme views of AIPAC that do not even command the support of a majority of American Jews who do favor a two-state solution, along with a majority of Arab-Americans.

Organized by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, which was launched about thirty years ago by a British Army Officer who served in World War II and two retired U.S. Ambassadors to countries in the Middle East (wrmea.org), the day-long program at the prestigious National Press Club should have been intriguing to reporters. After all, are they not interested in important, taboo-challenging presentations on a critical dimension of U.S. foreign and military policy?

Apr 19 22:11

Russia’s Missile Wall in Iran

The popular narrative surrounding the conflict between the West and Iran has always been one of a dangerous rogue state bent on obtaining nuclear weapons before triggering a nuclear-fueled Armageddon aimed at Israel. Underneath this elementary propaganda, lies a more complex truth underpinning a proxy conflict between East and West.

Apr 19 19:55

The Greek "White Knight" Emerges: Putin To Give Athens €5 Billion For Advance Gas Pipeline Fees

With Greece teetering on the edge of insolvency and forced to raid pension and most other public funds, ahead of another month of heavy IMF repayments which has prompted even the ECB to speculate Greece should introduce a parallel "IOU" currency, a white knight has appeared out of nowhere for Greece, one who may offer $5 billion in urgently needed cash. The white knight is none other than Vladimir Putin.

Apr 19 14:04

NATO Increasingly Surrounds the ‘Russian Threat’

On Saturday, April 18th, the Commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain’s Telegraph that “There is a Russian threat,” and that “The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together.”

Apr 19 13:45

What's Behind the "Peacekeeper" Killings in Ukraine?

Killings of Anti-Maidan activists of late have been in the international news, but a suspicious "Peacekeeper" website has watchers searching NATO and other connections. Here's a report on the latest Western policy "rabbit hole".

Apr 19 11:18

US Will Retaliate If Russia Does Not Stop Violating The INF Treaty

“We have made clear to Russia and to our allies that our patience is not unlimited. We will take steps to protect ourselves and our allies, if Russia does not cease to violate the contract and leave our concerns unanswered,” said Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose, speaking at a conference on nuclear weapons and international security in Colorado Springs.

http://whatisusa.info/us-will-retaliate-if-russia-does-not-stop-violat...

Apr 19 10:33

Israel’s deliveries of weapons to Ukraine to increase death toll - Putin

Supplies of lethal aid from Israel to Ukraine will only deteriorate the standoff in Ukraine and increase the death toll, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday in an interview with Vesti v Subbotu program host Sergey Brilyov.

Apr 19 10:07

Vladimir Putin answers Russia's questions

A transcript of "Direct Line with Vladimir Putin", which was broadcast live on Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations.. During the live broadcast that lasted 3 hours and 57 minutes, the President answered 74 questions out of the over 3 million that were received.

(Ed Note: Even though 3 million questions were received, they were frequently broadly similar and were in fact rolled together into approximately 200 questions, out of which President Putin answered 74 during the marathon live broadcast).

Apr 19 06:04

Ukrainian website calls for mass deportations and internment of dissenters in Ukraine

"Fans of the Kremlin should be confined for up to five years, until regime and mentality changes in Russia, or they should be offered to leave on their own."

This idea was put forward by website "Khvylya", close to the administration of Poroshenko .

Apr 19 05:54

East Ukraine rebels using white phosphorous? Kiev junta's "projection" exposed!

A Ukrainian article suggesting rebel use of white phosphorous have been furiously circulated on social networking sites. The article makes the claim that the a battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (the Crimea Battalion) came under white phosphorous fire from rebel forces.

This blatant piece of propaganda on behalf of the Kiev junta, who have themselves been accused of deploying the banned munition, has been exposed by video-blogger Anatoliy Shariy. Shariy demonstrates how a photo purporting to show Kiev's use of white phosphorous taken by the rebel forces in June of 2014 and subsequently published in Komsomolskaya Pravda was manipulated by simply creating a mirror image and then used as "evidence" that the rebels have also been guilty of the same war crime.

Apr 18 11:12

Putin warns Israel on possible lethal arms delivery to Kiev

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Israel against a possible supply of lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government, following Moscow’s decision to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran.

He issued the warning in an interview aired on Rossiya 1 TV on Saturday, saying that the move by Tel Aviv would be “counterproductive” and “only cause a new round of hostility.”

“The death toll would rise, but the result would not change,” Russia Today quoted the Russian leader as saying.

The remarks came after some Israeli politicians suggested that the regime might send lethal weapons to Ukraine in retaliation for Russia’s planned supply of S-300 missile system to Iran.

Apr 18 08:34

US Will Retaliate If Russia Does Not Stop Violating The INF Treaty

"We have made clear to Russia and to our allies that our patience is not unlimited. We will take steps to protect ourselves and our allies, if Russia does not cease to violate the contract and leave our concerns unanswered," said Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose, speaking at a conference on nuclear weapons and international security in Colorado Springs.

http://whatisusa.info/us-will-retaliate-if-russia-does-not-stop-violat...

Apr 18 08:25

Ukraine ceasefire violations blamed on ‘unidentified third party’ – OSCE

The fragile truce in eastern Ukraine has on several occasions been violated by an “unidentified third party,” the OSCE mission stated in its daily report, citing officers of the joint coordination center who were trying to organize a ceasefire.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) has witnessed three attempts by the Joint Centre for Control & Coordination (JCCC) to organize a ceasefire between Ukrainian troops and the self-proclaimed republics’ forces, according to the new report dated April 16. But within minutes after the arranged time, ceasefires were broken by a “third party,” Ukrainian and Russian officers tasked with mediating the truce told OSCE representatives.

“According to both Ukrainian Armed Forces and Russian Federation Armed Forces officers at the observation point, an unidentified 'third party' was provoking the two sides,” the mission’s report says.

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Now, who would do a dastardly thing like that, I wonder! :)

Apr 18 07:36

Greece in negotiations to obtain Russian S-300 air defense systems

Turns out it's not just Iran that's interested in the S-300--Greece, a NATO member, is looking into obtaining them too. The subject was on the agenda of Greece's Defense Minister Panos Kammenos (who, incidentally, is not a member of the leftist Syriza party but rather of a right euroskeptic Independent Greeks party allied with Syriza) during his visit to Moscow and talks with RF Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

Considering that Greece is under EU/ECB/IMF-imposed budgetary austerity, one has to wonder how these rather expensive weapons might be paid for. Other than cash, what might Greece have that Russia might want?

Apr 18 07:33

US Neo-Con Throws Tantrum About World Russia Forum

Writing in the Daily Beast on March 31, neoconservative rabble-rouser James Kirchick assailed all the contributors to the 35th World Russia Forum held in the U.S. Senate Hart Building on March 26 as “Putin’s boot-lickers” and a convention of “Dead Souls”. He accused Professor Stephen Cohen of New York University of “ranting”. He described the World Russia Forum 2015 as “a nest of Putin apologists and has-beens” and as “a gathering of Kremlin apologists, conspiracy theorists, and other assorted nut jobs”.

Apr 18 06:58

Personal details of murdered journalist & ex-MP found posted on Ukrainian ‘enemies of state’ database

The journalist and ex-MP who were gunned down in Kiev this week were on an ‘enemies of the state’ database – a social media website supported by the aide to Ukraine’s interior minister. The bloggers also have a Twitter account to share ‘successes.’ The volunteer-made website calling itself ‘Mirotvorec’ (Peacekeeper), posts very thorough and comprehensive information on anyone who happens to make the list – journalists, activists, MPs opposing the current Kiev authorities’ policies and rebels fighting against the government in the east. The posts include their addresses, social media account links, a substantial biography and any mentions in the Ukrainian press. There is also labeling involved e.g. “terrorist; supporter of federalization” and other tags.

Apr 18 05:56

Observers say "third side" provoking clashes near Donetsk airport

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) citing representatives of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) in Ukraine reports that unidentified groups were provoking clashes between Ukrainian military and militia fighters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) said on Friday in the daily report of April 16 placed on the organisation’s website.
In particular, the SMM team members said they witnessed attempts of the JCCC representatives to organize three ceasefires but within a few minutes they were violated by "sporadic firing of mortars and machine guns."
"According to both Ukrainian Armed Forces and Russian Federation Armed Forces officers at the observation point, an unidentified ‘third party’ was provoking the two sides," says the OSCE report.

Apr 18 05:50

Italy’s La Repubblica Moscow correspondent claims he received threats from Ukraine

Nicola Lombardozzi, a Moscow correspondent of Italy’ La Repubblica, told TASS on Friday he had received threats from Ukraine after his publications about the situation in that country.
"I am reputed as having pro-Russian positions on the Ukrainian problem. The Ukrainians accuse me of being, as they say, a "Moscow man." And I have already received threats from Kiev," he said. "As a matter of fact, I take no one’s position, I write what I see and understand. And it is absolutely evident that power in Kiev is in the hands of Nazis. I have been there and I have seen them on the streets. For several months, I have been trying to bring it home in my publications that Russia is right in respect of Ukraine. And if I disprove anything in Moscow’s policy and course, I openly write about that as well."

Apr 18 05:46

Ukraine’s Opposition Bloc claims receiving threats from nationalist organization

In the letter, the UPA nationalist organization claims responsibility for the "elimination" of ex-MP Mikhail Chechetov, ex-chairman of the Zaporizhia regional administration Alexander Peklushenko, former lawmaker Stanislav Melnik, former MP Oleg Kalashnikov and journalist Oles Buzina.
The group has also threatened with physical elimination of the representatives of the current Ukrainian authorities accusing them of failing to have imposed a martial law in the country and who are to be blame for the voluntary surrender of the Ukrainian territories to the "enemy" and for corruption.
The UPA, which has been banned in Russia, says those guilty of the "anti-Ukrainian and anti-popular activity" have 72 hours to leave Ukraine. The letter says these political murders were a warning to the anti-popular regime of oligarchs.

Apr 18 05:34

Investments in Crimean economy over past days exceed those of past ten years — official

Investments in Crimea in the past ten years barely reached $10 million whereas contracts for a sum twice as much have been inked in the past several days, chairman of Crimea’s State Council [legislature] Vladimir Konstantinov said on Friday at the Yalta international economic forum.
"the nature of the investor has changed." Interest to Crimea is being demonstrated by businessmen from Russia and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) who are attracted by Crimea’s growing consumer market. According to Konstantinov, the basic investment package in Crimea would be formed within the next three years. "Don’t miss your chance," he said

Apr 18 02:07

Russia will insist on creating nuclear weapon free zone in Middle East at NPT Conference

Russia will insist on establishing a nuclear weapon free zone in the Middle East at the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) Review Conference in New York, head of the Department for non-proliferation and weapons control at the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov said on Friday.

Apr 18 01:50

Personal details of murdered journalist & ex-MP found posted on Ukrainian 'enemies of state' database

The journalist and ex-MP who were gunned down in Kiev this week were on an ‘enemies of the state’ database – a social media website supported by the aide to Ukraine's interior minister. The bloggers also have a Twitter account to share ‘successes.’

Apr 18 01:42

A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?"

This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.

The answer the authors give, in "Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict," is that the odds are shortening on a military collision between the world's largest nuclear powers.

Apr 17 16:27

Ukrainian complaint: Russia persists in illegally feeding Donbass civilians

The Russian Federation does not respond to Ukraine’s complaints to stop illegally supplying Donbass with “the so-called humanitarian aid.” — press secretary Oleg Slobodan on “Channel 12 Ukraine.”

Apr 17 15:14

Iran has the right to protect itself

On April 13, 2015 Vladimir Putin lifted Russia’s ban on shipping S-300 antiaircraft defensive missile systems to Iran, self-imposed in 2010. Moscow and Tehran originally signed a contract to supply these systems back in 2007. At the time, the idea was to sell a number of Russia-manufactured S-300 divisions to Iran.

Apr 17 15:14

To combat the opposition the SBU takes under its wing radical battalions

Internet users found in the Network a specific site. This center is called "Peacemaker". Among its partners according to the website, in particular, security service, border Service and the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine. On this site there are the so-called "Purgatory". This section of the website, which publishes the names and data of "individuals": "traitors, separatists, terrorists and militants, mercenaries of Russian origin, war criminals from the armed forces and supporters of different suits, all this evil".
Internet users who are already familiar with lists of people who are subject to "cleansing" on the part of Peacemaker, drew attention to the fact that they were "cards" killed the day before Deputy Oleg Kalashnikov and journalist Oles Buzina.

Apr 17 15:08

Ukrainian Regime Persecutes and Kills Opposition Politicians and Journalists

According to 2014 Reporters Without Borders report, Syria, Palestine, Ukraine, Iraq and Libya have been named the deadliest countries for reporters. (1) Conflict-torn Ukraine has become the worst country for journalists’ abductions, murders and attacks. Since May to August 2014 6 journalists died in Ukraine, dozens of reporters were attacked or physically threatened. Many journalists had to leave Ukraine being afraid for their lives. It all started after the advocates of Ukrainian integral nationalism came to power as a result of coup in February 2014. The new ideology was formed by Ukrainian fascists in 1920-1940s. It’s a mixture of Italian fascism and German Nazism adapted to Ukrainian realities.

Apr 17 15:00

US 'Trainers' Arrive in Ukraine for Operation Fearless Guardian

Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrived in Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian.

Apr 17 14:16

The History of Ukraine told by assassinated Ukrainian writer Oles Buzina

Can you imagine what would happened if, in Russia, three opposition figures, a well-known writer and two politicians, were killed in the span of two days? We have a vague of idea of what that would look like, after the Western hysteria about Nemtsov.

Oles' assassination was the third in a row of political killings in the last four days: Sergey Sukhobok (April 13); Oleg Kalashnikov (April 15); and Oles Buzina (April 16).

Apr 17 13:44

Gazprom Just Made Its Disgust with EU Felt

First, I was a little skeptical. Then more and more sources confirmed what seems to be a fact: Russia will completely stop the delivery of gaz through the Ukraine and all Russian gaz will now flow through Turkey (see Bloomberg and LifeNews).

Not only that, but the Russians have told the Europeans that if they want Russian gaz, they will have to build their own pipeline to Turkey at pay for it all.

The Europeans appear to be shell-shocked. Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission’s vice president for energy union, declared that this decision made "no economic sense".

As if the nonstop economic and political warfare waged by the EU against Russia did make any sense!

Apr 17 13:30

Israel May Send Arms to Ukraine If Russia Delivers S-300 to Iran

Israel may start sending arms to Ukraine in response to Russia’s decision to lift its five-year embargo on the delivery of the S-300 missile system to Iran, NRG reports Tuesday, citing unnamed Israeli military source.

Apr 17 12:37

US Global Hawk drones flying over Black Sea, Ukraine

As of this January, U.S. Global Hawk drones have been spotted regularly over the Black Sea, Gen Andrei Kartapolov, Chief of the Main Department for Operations at the Russian General Staff said on Thursday at the 4th Moscow conference on international security.

"And in March 2015, the drones appeared for the first time in the airspace over Ukraine," he said, adding that the utilization of these unmanned aircraft increased the depth of data gathering on the territory of Russia by 250 kilometers to 300 kilometers.

"Also, up to thirty combat jets, about 300 armored vehicles, and more than 1,500 ground troops and U.S. marines are present on the territories of East-European countries on the rotation basis now," Gen Kartapolov said.

Apr 17 12:37

DPR Leader Zakharchenko: 90 Percent Chance of Full-Scale War with Ukraine

This is actually one of the first mainstream media interviews with Zakharchenko that we can recall in quite some time. We encourage you to read the entire piece, but we found Zakharchenko's comments about Mariupol to be particularly interesting (although he's been talking about retaking Mariupol for quite some time):

Apr 17 12:35

So You Want To Get Out Of The USSA -- Or EU?

Unfortunately, the USSA and other NATO countries continue to ratchet up the military pressure. USSA regular military forces have now begun to arrive in the Ukraine. Canadian troops are also being sent to the Ukraine. As the Russians watch the foreign military build-up on their border, they may very well decide at some point that enough is enough, and retaliate. If they do the risk of a nuclear war surges dramatically.

This is not an academic question. The USSA and NATO are very openly targeting the Russian government and the Russians recognize that. The USSA and NATO are the aggressors in this conflict, the violent powers behind the neo-fascist regime in the Ukraine that has unleashed a war of aggression against its own Russian-speaking population in the eastern provinces of the Ukraine.

Apr 17 12:31

A US-Russia War Over Ukraine?

"Could a U.S. response to Russia’s action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?"

This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.

The answer the authors give, in "Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict," is that the odds are shortening on a military collision between the world’s largest nuclear powers.

The cockpit of the conflict, should it come, will be Ukraine.

Apr 17 12:03

India Scraps Major Arms Purchase with France, Inks Major Deal with Russia

India has essentially annulled it gigantic arms contract with France for the purchase and combined construction of 126 Rafale fighter planes; the Indian Prime Minister agreed to buy only

36 of them during his visit to Paris last week, a responsible government source stated. Instead, India will buy 127 fifth generation Russian fighter jets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because of the Mistral scandal, nobody wants to buy arms from France or any other nation that would obey a US order not to deliver the weapons.

Apr 17 10:12

Polish General renounced support of Ukraine

"I renounce all that I used to say about the support of Ukraine", - said in an interview with Gazeta Prawna General Waldemar Skrzypczak, former commander of Land forces and Deputy Minister of defence of Poland.
This reaction is caused by the adoption of the Ukrainian Supreme Rada of the law with the glorification of leaders of the Ukrainian insurgent army, who are responsible for killing 100's of thousands of peace poles during the Volyn massacre 1943-1944.

Apr 17 09:13

NATO activity near Russian borders increased by 80% – General Staff

There was a sharp increase the intensity of the training of NATO troops near the borders of Russia last year, Russian General Staff said.

“In 2014, the intensity of NATO’s operational and combat training activities has grown by 80 percent,” said Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Main Operation Directorate of General Staff.

The leadership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization made no effort to hide the clear anti-Russian orientation of these activities, he added.

Apr 17 08:30

Ukraine a Vector for GMO Poison’s Spread Through EU

Ulson Gunnar
Activist Post

When the Washington Post chooses to pen an insulting, condescending editorial targeting entire nations speaking up against Western impropriety, one can just as well assume the precise opposite of whatever narrative the Post is trying to push forward is true.

Regarding American biotech companies and their attempts to infest the planet with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and in particular their attempts to corrupt the whole of Europe with their unwanted poison through a backdoor (Ukraine), has prompted Russia to speak up for their Eastern European neighbor. Up until the armed coup in 2013-2014, also known as the “Euromaidan,” Ukraine had adamantly rejected GMOs.

With an obedient client regime now installed in Kiev, a series of political, economic and military decisions have been made that have more or less extinguished Ukraine as a sovereign nation state...

Apr 17 08:26

Moscow slams Kiev's accusations of OSCE observers

International observers monitoring the ceasefire in Ukraine have drawn renewed harsh criticism from Ukrainian officials, their attacks condemned by Russia's deputy representative to European security watchdog OSCE on Friday as "slanderous and vilifying".
"Slanderous rumours are being spread in Ukraine vilifying observers as ‘foreign spies’," Andrey Rudenko, Moscow’s deputy permanent representative at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, told the OSCE permanent council in Vienna, according to comments cited by Russia's Foreign Ministry.
"Media publications are not only tarnishing the image of the SMM [the OSCE special monitoring mission to Ukraine], but they are also threatening the safety of the observers," Rudenko said.
"Such statements are inadmissible," Rudenko went on. "We have to remind the Ukrainian side that under a memorandum of understanding with the OSCE, it [the Ukrainian government] is fully responsible for the observers’ safety."

Apr 17 07:43

Revisiting the Prophetic Memoir of Clinton's Top Russia Adviser

First, re-examination of this memoir of Strobe Talbott’s years in government is timely because the author is reportedly the first choice of Hilary Clinton to be her Secretary of State if she wins the presidency. Hilary has just announced her candidacy for the 2016 election. and by general agreement of the pundits, she is the front runner. The book provides invaluable information about Talbott, the respected friend and adviser to the Clintons.

Apr 17 07:40

One thousand Ukrainians flee persecution for political motives to Donetsk

The number of people fleeing persecution in Ukraine for political motives to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has reached 1,000, DPR People’s Council speaker Andrey Purgin said on Friday.
"There are 1,000 Ukrainian political refugees in our republic now," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Purgin as saying. "The republic is ready to accept people persecuted for political motives," he added.
Several political refugees got to DPR from Ukraine as a result of prisoner exchanges held earlier, Purgin noted.
"Among prisoners held on the territory of Ukraine were not self-defense forces, but rather those detained for an opinion that differs from the Kiev’s official position," he added. "Many people don’t have any documents, they are wanted on the territory of Ukraine. There are many people from Odessa and Kharkiv among political refugees," the speaker stressed.
Purgin also noted that 200 people were recently detained in Kharkov for "dissent."

Apr 17 07:39

The US Embassy In Kyrgyzstan Has Refused To Talk About The Resulting Diplomatic Pouch 150 Tons

In the US diplomatic mission in Bishkek refused to comment on reports of local media that for the “parcel”, weighing 150 tons embassy received as a pouch.

“Comments on this issue will not be” – RIA reported the press service of the US Embassy in Bishkek.

http://whatisusa.info/the-us-embassy-in-kyrgyzstan-has-refused-to-talk...

Apr 17 07:38

Ukraine Blocks 10,000 Websites, Confiscates a Newspaper

As I reported yesterday, the Security Bureau of Ukraine, on April 7th, had seized and disappeared two Odessa bloggers, who were trying to get an independent investigation, and ultimate prosecution, of the individuals who participated in the 2 May 2014 massacre of regime opponents, and who burned, shot, and clubbed to death perhaps over 200 in the Odessa Trade Unions Building - the event that precipitated the breakaway of Donbass from the rest of the former Ukraine, the country's civil war.

And I also reported that April 7th saw the official announcement that, "The security service of Ukraine ... has discontinued operation of a number of Internet sites that were used to perpetrate information campaigns of aggression on the part of the Russian Federation aimed at violent change or overthrow of the constitutional order and territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine."

Apr 17 07:27

When it comes to Ukraine, hawkish Stephen Harper can’t be stopped: Walkom

Deep in his secret heart, Stephen Harper should whisper a quiet thank you to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Conservative prime minister’s tough-on-crime agenda is on the ropes following a landmark decision Tuesday by Canada’s Supreme Court.

But thanks in part to Putin’s intransigence, Harper is able to forge ahead with his tough-on-Russia agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Stephen. Here's your parachute. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we'll call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself! The rest of us, however, are tired of war and tired of the lies we are told to trick us into war, so you will understand if we sit this one out and keep our kids safe at home. Have fun. Don't forget to write.

Apr 17 07:25

The Murderers of Kiev

There seems to be a “suicide” epidemic afflicting opponents of the current Ukrainian government – nine opposition politicians and two journalists have mysteriously died since the beginning of the year. Here is the timeline of terror that has opponents of the regime fearing for their lives:

Apr 17 07:22

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program; The Former Soviet Union As America’s New Frontier

Since Hillary Clinton announced without any surprise that she was running for president, it is worth taking a look at her record. As U.S. Secretary of State during the conflict between Russia and Georgia, Clinton claimed that the U.S. was committed to “Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” and that the “United States does not recognize spheres of influence.”

In the meantime she was pushing for the military integration of countries from the former Soviet Union with NATO. Rick Rozoff commented at the time: “Despite Clinton’s claim to the contrary, the United States most decidedly recognizes spheres of influence. In its own hemisphere – the entirety of it – in the South Caucasus and everywhere else on the planet.”

Also in the double standard category, Washington is applying sanctions on Iran for its non existent nuclear weapons, even though the Pentagon has “officially” recognized that Israel is a nuclear power.

Apr 16 17:58

Three Prominent Poroshenko Critics Killed in Kiev in Three Days

As the political situation in Ukraine destabilizes, the suspicious killings of prominent opposition supporters continue to transpire.
A prominent Ukrainian journalist, known for his critical views of Poroshenko's government was shot dead in Kiev on Thursday, in the latest series of suspicious deaths of opposition supporters.

Oles Buzina, 45, a supporter of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, was shot in the street. Buzina's body was found on the ground nearing his apartment building close to the city center. The head of Kiev’s police department Alexander Tereschuk said that a TT gun was allegedly used in the crime.
According to the neighbors, the journalist was probably shot while jogging. He was found wearing a sports outfit. The 45- year-old was shot by two men in masks who disappeared from the crime scene in a Ford Focus car with either Latvian or Belarusian number plate.

Apr 16 14:05

Nazi terror in Odessa: Adventure "Right sector" and AutoMaidan kill protesters and taken to an unknown destination

Google translate: As previously reported, "Russian Spring", in Odessa before the start of the rally against rising utility tariffs, low pensions and salaries were detained people.

Detention, according to witnesses, was conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as militants "Right Sector" * and activists AutoMaidan.

People were beaten, put in the car and took them to an unknown destination. Pensioners who took part in the action, threatened.

The participants demanded the Odessa region giving the status of "free port" - a free trade zone. "We came here on a peaceful demonstration in support of initiatives to strengthen local self-government, including" free port "for Odessa.

Apr 16 13:56

More remains of human bodies found at site of MH17 crash in Ukraine

Remains of more human bodies have been found at the site of last year's crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, the chief of the international investigating mission, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, said on Thursday.
In addition, the search experts were approached by several local residents who handed personal belongings of the jet's passengers to them.
Aaldersberg clarified that the belongings were items of jewelry.
Dutch forensic specialists have established identities of 296 out of the 298 persons who died in the July 17, 2014, crash. The searchers hope to find the remains of another two persons now.

Apr 16 13:41

In Khmelnitsky region of Ukraine killed editor of "Netechinskiy vestnik" Olga Moroz

Chief editor Khmelnytsky media Olga Moroz was found in the apartment with traces of violent death.
This was reported to news Agency "Telekritika" with reference to the Management of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Khmelnytsky region.
"Killed Olga Moroz - chief editor of "Netechinskiy vestnik", the body was found in her apartment with traces of violent death," he reported, "Telekritika" .
According to preliminary information, the victim kept a journalistic investigation on illegal deforestation.
Netishyn is a city in Khmelnytskyi oblast, with a population of 35 thousand people.

Apr 16 13:32

Putin: Iran ‘Does Not Pose Any Threat to Israel Whatsoever’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a live Q&A program that it was acceptable to lift the ban on selling the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran because Tehran is “demonstrating a lot of flexibility and an obvious desire to reach a compromise on their nuclear program.” “In effect, all participants in the process have announced that an agreement has been reached.

Apr 16 12:39

US Paratroopers Arrive in Ukraine as Fighting Intensifies in Donbass

After what could essentially be called a 1,100 mile military parade through Eastern Europe, US paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade have arrived in Ukraine to commence Operation Fearless Guardian.

Apr 16 12:22

Fighting the Battle Against Mainstream Media Disinformation is Fighting Against War

The US has been waging war with its allies in Syria and Iraq for a while now. Yemen has also become a battle field, where war for democracy is being waged by… monarchies. Mahdi Nazemroaya highlights the irony of the situation:

“The House of Saud and a military coalition that consists mostly of anachronistic monarchies are claiming to bomb Yemen as a means of saving the Yemenite people and their transition to democracy. The irony should not be lost on observers that recognize that the Saudi-led coalition — consisting of the Kingdom of Morocco, UAE, Kuwait, Kingdom of Bahrain, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Qatar, Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia itself — is comprised of an unhealthy mixture of backward family dictatorships and corrupt governments that essentially are the antithesis of democracy.” (The War on Yemen: Where Oil and Geopolitics Mix)

Will there now be war with Russia?

Apr 16 12:03

Bankrupt? Greece to Buy Russian Missiles

Just days after Russia lifted sanctions on providing anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, Reuters reports that The Greeks are in talks with Russia to purchase missiles for the S-300 defense system. Greece, a NATO member, has been in possession of the advanced Russian-made systems since the late 1990s and in a defiant show of independence towards Troika, is now negotiating with Russia for the purchase of additional missiles and for their maintenance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia may be giving Greece the additional missiles as foreign aid, to deter Europe from outright invasion or the US from a covert overthrow to keep Greece from defaulting and leaving the EU.

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