The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, aims to exit from the EU. He said that the EU deprives the Dutch of their identity and democracy. The Netherlands has given the EU and its progenitor, the European Economic Community, a lot more than it has taken. Poland, despite its euroscepticism, has obtained more than it has lost
Lebanon asked Russia to help the armed forces of the country to combat terrorism. The Lebanese army shows daily resistance to the onslaught of Islamic State and Jabhat en-Nusra terrorists. Russia could supply arms to Kurdistan and promote the idea of the independent Kurdistan to try to establish law and order
The share of imported goods in Russian retails has reached its lowest level in 16 years. Presently, imported goods in Russian retail chains take less than one-third of the Russian market, whereas a few years ago they accounted for nearly 50 percent. Russia has not seen such a serious decline in imports since the beginning of the new millennium
In the beginning, there was still hope for a better turn of events for Russia's national football team. Russia's match vs. England ended with a draw, and it was quite an achievement. Then Russia lost to Slovakia, but it was still not the end for Russia at Euro-2016. However, Russia's match vs. Wales on June 20 dotted all i's
The news about the tragic death of 14 children that occurred during a boat on Syamozero Lake in Russia's Karelia Republic, came as a shock to the nation. Who is guilty of what happened in Karelia? Was it the camp administration, who agreed for a boat trip under dangerous weather conditions?
Can we expect that Europe will soon change its anti-Russian rhetoric to a more balanced and pragmatic stance? Will European officials come to realize what is happening in Ukraine? "The Americans were torturing and abusing a large number of people in their secret prisons. Nothing has changed. There was nothing but popcorn
UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of American award-winning actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador. A long-standing supporter of women's and girls' rights...
Apparently, history teaches no lessons when it comes to the Olympic movement. One does not have to go far for examples - the Olympic Games in 1980 in Moscow and in Los Angeles in 1984. In 1980, the USA boycotted the USSR, and in 1984, the USSR arranged the Goodwill Games as an alternative for the Games in the USA
Next week the people of the UK will have to make a decision to stay in or leave the European Union. Everyday on the media, British voters are promised good things will result by our staying in the EU by the 'Remain' camp, yet we have been in the EU for forty years so where is this 'Social Europe' of worker's rights we have been promised?
Arhat is an Indian Buddhist term that is usually translated as "awakened" and referred to the followers of the Buddha. But it's also the honorary title that is reserved to the greatest masters of Shaolin Kung-Fu in China. Those who practice martial arts definitely knows what Kung-Fu is widespread not only in the East but also in the West, thanks to...
The Vote Leave campaign has a Board and Committee comprising of the sort of far right "Little Englanders" that comedies derive from. There are a handful of Lords, there is Iain Duncan Smith who called for the invasion of Iraq within two months of 11 September 2001, who by November 2001 was holding meetings on the topic with then Vice President Dick...
History has long been a reason for ideological battles. Does it make any sense to argue who was greater - Yuri Gagarin or Neil Armstrong, Dostoevsky or Faulkner? Is there any need to tackle the question of who won WWII? Pravda.Ru editor-in-chief Inna Novikova discussed these issues in a conversation with journalist Maxim Shevchenko
US authoritative magazine Foreign Policy has recently published an article about the situation in Ukraine. The article gives yet another recipe for the troubled country on the way to ideals of democracy and market prosperity. The article deserves some analysis despite its absurdity