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
Prerequisites for the new Warsaw Pact have come to fruition. This could be the only way for Russia to stop the insatiable desire of Washington to unleash a war in Europe. Does Russia have power to do that? Will anyone be willing to join the new defensive alliance? Russia's reunification with Crimea was our response to Ukraine's steps towards NATO
There are approximately 20-30 million illegal Mexican immigrants in America. They cost the American economy $500 billion each year. They kill 5,000 people each year through crime and driving accidents. They are bankrupting hospitals and draining other government services
Washington has lifted the ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam. Analysts believe that the latest move of the US administration reflects the concerns about the growing military influence of China. Washington is trying to get India also involved in the game against China. Vietnam and India have never shared sympathy for the United States