The stack of C.V.'s was thick. Candidates applied from every corner of the globe. Hopefuls came from all walks of life. Many though were rejected through the vetting process; despite their high pedigree qualifications and illustrious experience the broader group failed in one key, critical area: they lacked common sense
Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the Russian armed forces received prototypes of laser weapons. According to the official, it goes about combat, rather than experimental weapons that have already been taken into service by the Russian army. Russia was the first country that achieved significant results in the field of laser weapons
Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains personal contacts with many political leaders of the world, but his first priority is Russia's interests and their defense. Putin remains friends with former leaders of other countries, but his friendship with them started at the time when those foreign leaders were in power
"It's not the winning, it's the taking part" is not a motto for losers. Unfortunately, in the modern Olympics, there are too many disgusting things that completely distort the very essence of sport. The first aspect is big money, and the second one is big politics - quite a combination, is it not? Both nature and people are opposed to the 2016...
In Nikolai Gogol's Nevsky Prospect, one of the first themes to appear is that of greed and how it interacts with the citizens of this main street in the city of Saint Petersburg. Today, well over a decade into the twenty-first century, corporate greed has ruined and scarred the lives of millions around the world. Is the US election a game changer?
Russia and China will be able to not only catch up with but also surpass the US militarily and economically, as it is evidenced by the Joint Operating Environment 2035, published by the Pentagon research centre.
Israeli officials, with the backing of police, violence and tractors are delineating the Jewish settlement of Hiran - over the homes of the Bedouin villagers of Um el Hiran. We have become accustomed to the Israeli Government rhetoric saying that it cannot provide for "every home on every hilltop" so the Bedouin villagers must move into towns.
Slovenia is a small state in the Alps. The Slovenians are very good to the Russians, and the opening of the monument to Russian soldiers who died in two world wars appears to be a logical expression of this attitude. Russian President Putin is paying a visit to Slovenia, but there are many symbolic details about his visit to the European country
In the Baltic States, natives of the former Soviet Union were called "non-citizens." We may soon hear people saying words like "ethnic Ukrainian", even though there is no such thing as "ethnic Ukrainians" - we are all Russians. For most Ukrainians, Bandera is not a hero. Social consciousness is being manipulated to promote elements of fascism
Now, the Trump-Putin ticket is all the news. Once again the message is based on groundless allegations, innuendo, and reports from a sellout security company that owes its livelihood to Google. Yes, the same Google that allegedly helped the NSA spy on us all
Law enforcement officers ambushed and killed in Baton Rouge and Dallas by those using guerilla warfare style tactics. Is this any different that the Sunni "terrorists" who killed U.S. soldiers in Iraq? How about the Nice truck bomber? Was he any different than Timothy McVeigh who parked a truck bomb outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma?