The 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) started working in Russia on June 16. Putin is not going to make any concessions to the West to give another go to the stalled peace process in Ukraine. Russia did not intend to raise the issue of sanctions during the SPIEF, because it was not Russia that introduced them first
It appears that the whole Western world has teamed up against Russia. What is the ultimate purpose of the ongoing anti-Russian campaign that the West is running? What kind of Russia does the West want? How can Russia respond to Western aggression? What is the essence of Trans-Atlanticism? Russia has been suffering from immense pressure lately.
Deputy chairman of Defense and Security Committee of Russia's Federation Council spoke about NATO's plans to strike a preventive blow on Russia. US missile defenses serve both as the smoke screen and a platform for placing offensive missiles. Can NATO strike a preventive blow on Russia without entailing catastrophic consequences for the aggressor?
Russian military officials said that Bastion systems and the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy will watch another missile destroyer of the Sixth Fleet of the United States in the Black Sea. The Americans were also warned that Russian aircraft could visit the US warship in the waters of the Black Sea
Many Russians dream to have their own business and believe in the "lucky star". However, only three percent of Russians can boast of their business success. Therefore, Russia is too premature a country to fall into the arms of the "all-powerful liberal market," forgetting about the role of the state
The United States and the pro-US lobby in the European Union have undermined the South Stream gas pipeline project on the bottom of the Black Sea, having caused concerns in a number of countries in Eastern Europe. These days, we can see the same people making every effort to block the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline
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
Everyone wants to be in the Arctic today due to its enormous natural wealth - millions of tons of oil and gas. In the Russian Arctic zone, there are diamonds, metals and other resources. Russia owns the world's largest fleet of ice breakers. Russia has 41 icebreaker, the United States has six, and four of which are to be decommissioned
The US has proudly opened Aegis Ashore stationary complex in Romania. The same month in Poland, a ceremony was conducted to lay the first brick in the construction of a similar missile defense complex in the village of Redzikowo. As we can see, NATO is deploying rapid reaction forces in Eastern Europe. Do these measures pose a threat to Russia?
A scent of great war is in the air. US deploys air defence systems in Romania and Poland. In some years, Russia will not be able to respond with a nuclear strike. So, which should be an asymmetrical response of Russia to new threats and challenges of the modern world?
No one doubts the power of American weapons. The United States is one of the greatest military in the world, no matter how you look at it. Russia has no doubts about it either, but the country does not fear US weapons, because it can adequately respond to any "smart move" of the American military
The US has deployed the first ground missile defense system in Romania. Russian officials said that such actions violate strategic stability and may lead to even more serious challenges in the region. Russia will increase spending on next-generation technologies. NATO officials continue saying that the BMD Aegis Ashore system is no threat to Russia
The success of Russia's new cosmodrome Vostochny ("Eastern") speaks about Russia's independent course in space policy. It also means that Russia is capable of launching spacecraft regardless of someone else's political will. Russia's new spaceport has no analogue in the world on the level of new technological innovations