In the villages of Kalanchak and Chervonyi Chaban, on the border with Crimea, citizens go to sleep at night not knowing if they will ever wake up. When darkness falls the looters and rapists come out, law enforcement in these villages has long since disappeared, having been run off by none other than the members of our valiant Aidar Battalion.
The time that we are living today is an incredibly interesting period in the history of Russia after 1991, because now is the time when Russia has finally started "running its own policy on the international arena," This period started in 2007 after President Vladimir Putin delivered his famous speech at a security conference in Munich.
The US course for Russia's weakening and surrounding it with a cordon of pro-American regimes is the most tangible strategic threat for Russia, according to the International Threats-2016 report, which is presented by the Valdai International Discussion Club and Foreign Policy agency.
Russia's special operation in Syria gave the Russian defense industry an invaluable opportunity to test different types of arms in combat action. Having witnessed the efficiency of Russian arms in Syria, foreign customers evinced great interest in purchasing Russian arms. The influx of customers has made obvious two important aspects
What can Russia expect from yesterday's talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov? What goals is Washington trying to pursue? Why did Kerry come to Moscow now? Pravda.Ru tried to find answers to these questions in an interview with scientist of politics Leonid Krutakov
The recent crash of the passenger jetliner in Rostov raised questions about the quality of foreign aircraft. Domestic aircraft, as well as air transportation standards, have always aroused more confidence with Russian aviators than foreign airplanes. When a Russian passenger buys an airplane ticket, they support the aviation industry of the West
Russia was destroying its defense industry purposefully during the 1990s. The then Russian administration believed that Russia had no enemy at all. The demilitarization of the economy cost Russia a lot. Luckily, the country woke up on time. Nowadays, the revival of the Russian defense industry is in full swing
The Venice Commission concluded that Russia should fulfill any decision made by the European Court of Human Rights, regardless of Russian legal norms. Europe wants Russia to change its own Constitution saying that it should be done on the basis of the Convention on Human Rights that Russia ratified in 1998 when joining the Council of Europe
A quarter of a century has passed since the first (and as it turned out the last) all-Union referendum. The referendum was dedicated to the preservation of the Soviet Union as a federation of sovereign republics. Was there a need in the referendum? Was such an initiative productive?
On March 16th, Russia and Crimea mark their 2nd year since reunification. Almost 100% of Russians believe that the Crimea is a part of Russia. It all started for us on February 22, the day after the coup in Kiev, when President Yanukovych was forced to flee not to end up like Gaddafi. In the EU, they want this conflict to end as soon as possible
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, following the order from President Putin to withdraw troops from Syria, instructed to begin the operation to redeploy Russian air combat units to the territory of Russia from March 15, 2016. Washington did not expect such a turn of events. Neither the White House nor the State Department were ready for comments
Many in Russia believe that what is good for Gazprom is bad for the country. This is not quite true. Yet, what is bad for Gazprom, is bad for Russia, as Gazprom plays a huge role in Russia's economy. Gas production in Russia dropped in 2015 in comparison with 2014. Yet, exports of natural gas from Russia to Europe increased considerably