Leaders of movements and which stand for independence of their regions will gather in Moscow at a conference ‘The right of people to self-determination and building a multipolar world.’ Why have only Western separatists been invited? Does the Kremlin fund them? And isn’t it a nonsense – to support separatists, while it's prohibited in Russia?
In foreign policy, one must prove something to others all the time. Look how long it takes the Americans to prove it to us that they can not decide for themselves what forces in Syria represent the moderate opposition to Assad. The Americans have been doing it for months deliberately. John Kerry is a very intelligent person, but...
The upcoming elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation continue generating headlines. Former world chess champion and currently opposition activist Garry Kasparov urged the West not to recognize the outcome of the parliamentary elections in Russia. According to him, Putin's regime has evolved into full-fledged totalitarianism
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to see how far Russian President Putin can go to achieve a compromise on the Kuril Islands. Putin has said a thousand times that Russia is not selling its territories. Yet, the words from the Russian leader do not seem to reach Japan. How can Putin make Abe become a realist?
The ever-young and promising politician Ilya Yashin has concocted another political report. As "usual," the day before the official publication, the report has "leaked" and appeared in public access on the Internet. We have seen quite a number of such reports before, but the "regime" is still there
The news about the Russian Air Force leaving the Iranian Hamadan air base came as a surprise. The Russian aviation started bombing ISIL in Syria from the Iranian base a few days ago. Many assumed that the deployment of Russian military aircraft in Iran came as a sign of a higher level of military and political partnership between Russia and Iran
The Russian national team has come fourth at unofficial medal standings at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Russia has finished the Olympics 2016, having won 56 medals - 19 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze. This is the worst result that team Russia has shown in 20 years of the history of Summer Olympic Games
One can say that the presidential race in the United States has entered the homestretch. Will it be the America of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? We will see it after the Americans go to the polls on November 8th. For the time being it is obvious that the time remaining before this date will pass amid fierce struggle between the two bitter rivals
Hundreds of people from foreign countries, including from the USA and Ukraine, will be observing the course of the parliamentary elections in Russia. Does Russia need to invite observers from the USA and Ukraine given a high decree of complications in the relations with these two countries?
The more news we hear from Ukraine about anti-Russian hysteria, the more strange it appears to deal with the opposite attitude to Ukrainians on Russia's part. For example, when Ukraine destroys and renames everything that is at least somehow related to the USSR and Russia, Russia opens a monument to one of the ideologists of Ukrainian independence
For the last 20-25 years, the West has been preoccupied with the people, whom one does not even call disabled individuals in the West. Instead, they refer to such people as physically challenged individuals. The Western society cherishes and glorifies them, but if those people are Russians, then they can be humiliated in front of the whole world
After 2021, paradigms in the international field will change. The "peaceful" period in the relations between the Russian and Western local civilizations will finally end. In the early 2020s, the world will see a new stage of its history, when a global armed confrontation between the Western and the Russian civilization will most likely occur
The choice of the name of the largest NATO military exercises in 2016 - "Anaconda" - was not incidental. The name reflects the plan of the West to stir up protest sentiments in Russia and decrease the popularity of the sitting administration. The Western Anaconda will try to strangle Russia further in September. How can Russia kill the snake?