First, let me say, I have never had anything in common with the policies of Farrage, Ian Duncan Smith, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Dr Fox, Murdock and other far-right Tories. When I see their Brexit documentary, see their faces and consider what they have previously inflicted on the public, I get worried.
French couple Jean-Claude and Michelle Mague gave their family medals to the family of Russian officer Alexander Prokhorenko. The officer, when encircled by terrorists, caused the fire to himself and was killed near Palmyra, Syria. The French family spoke about the causes for their decision in an interview at Pravda.Ru video studio
NATO is not only a military and political, but also, quite clearly, an economic organization. Within the NATO format, the US sells its allies a guarantee of security: if you belong to NATO, no one will risk to attack you. This guarantee does not come for free - it costs two percent of gross domestic product, and this is big money in annual terms
Shamanism is the national religion in many regions of the Earth, including Yakutia. The ancient belief has survived the Soviet persecution of the religion. During those atheist years the Yakut shamans were hiding their abilities. The remaining oyuuns, as they were called by the local population, and Udege (female shamans) soon found a loophole
Let's not forget the numerous Republican attacks on the Health Care Reform Act (aka Obamacare), which currently provides health insurance to many Americans once unable to afford it. In perhaps the most egregious attack to date, Republicans recently won a lawsuit that declared portions of this act unconstitutional.
Western media have started to notice positive changes in the Russian economy. Russia is an attractive country for foreign investors. Domestic investors have been showing signs of life as well - they were ready to buy the stock of Russian Eurobonds. Sanctions no longer frighten people, because there are long-term attractive projects in Russia
On May 25, Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who was sentenced in Russia to 22 years in prison for being involved in the murder of two Russian journalists in Ukraine, returned to Kiev. Savchenko delivered an emotional speech to reporters at Bristol airport. "I want to thank those who wished me good, because thanks to you I have survived," she said
In spite of all the scepticism regarding the long delayed UK Iraq Inquiry in to the illegal invasion of Iraq, with predictions (including by myself) that it would be a "whitewash" of the enormity of the lies which led to the near destruction of Iraq, to the presence of ISIS and to probably over a million deaths