It is no secret that USA uses a variety of levers to control social and political life of other countries of the world. Financial support for civil societies of the countries, which the US establishment chose as a zone of strategic interests, is one of those tools. Russia tries to show resistance to this information war by promoting her own agenda
President Putin signed a decree on Russia's withdrawal from the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court after the latter called Russia's reunification with the Crimea an armed conflict. In 14 years of work, the ICC has produced a total of four sentences, having spent more than $1 billion on this work
The International Criminal Court in The Hague has equated Russia's reunification with the Crimea to a military action, in which Russia appeared as an aggressor. Why doesn't the ICC give its assessment to the conflict in the Donbas, even though the number of victims continues growing there like in a full-fledged military conflict?
Will the change of power in Washington and Trump's victory mean an improvement in the US-Russian relations? Does Russia have a hope? Republicans and Democrats share different approaches to Russia, but they all dislike Russia. The Republicans perceive Russia as a rock. They try to conquer this rock, but the Democrats act differently
Alexander III used to say that Russia has only two allies - its own army and its own navy. The All-Russian Movement for the Support of the Fleet exists for 25 years. Does Russia still have the same allies? Pravda.Ru editor-in-chief Inna Novikova asked this question to Mikhail Nenashev, the chairman of the movement
The fierce anti-Russian propaganda based on the "Putin brand" produces an opposite effect in the West too. The propaganda against Putin creates Putin's supporters and fans. During the presidential election in the United States, Western media paid too much attention to the fictional "Moscow's hand
"It is hard for me to understand the Russian MPs, who applauded to the news about Trump's election. Trump is the US President, and he will act in the interests of his country first and foremost," an analyst told Pravda.Ru. Trump's victory is not a perfect occasion for applause on Russia's part, yet, Russia has two reasons for restrained optimism
The number of predictions about the state of affairs in the US-Russian relations after the presidential election in the United States continues to grow. Former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky did not stay aside and predicted that there would be nothing good in the US-Russian relations after the election, regardless of who wins the vote
The United States continues an extremely aggressive campaign to accuse Russia of cyberattacks that may undermine confidence in the results of the US presidential election. US top officials have released quite a number of statements about possible responses to Russia that would at least create a stir inside the Kremlin
Russia is forced to take defensive measures against the backdrop of NATO's increasing activities on Russia's western borders, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said. At the July summit in Warsaw, NATO member countries agreed to build up military forces in Eastern Europe. NATO undermines strategic stability, he added
Economist Yakov Mirkin gave another pessimistic forecast about the state of affairs in the Russian economy. According to him, Russia will face a decline in living standards, an economic setback and fluctuations in GDP growth on minimal levels. At the same time, international experts say that the Russian economy has been stabilizing
The recent publication of images of Russia's new intercontinental ballistic missile "Sarmat" created quite a stir in Western media. In the West, they pay a lot of attention on Russian armed forces. In principle, the current series of publications fits the current anti-Russian hysteria trend. Russia has to take care of its own security
According to Putin, the United States is currently facing a plethora of problems - from the enormous public debt to police violence. "Yet, it appears that the US elites have nothing to say to their people, to calm down the society. It is much easier to divert people's attention to so-called Russian hackers, spies, agents of influence, and so on."