The current goal of the German establishment is to please the Americans and keep business with the Russians afloat at the same time. The Germans now try to present the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline as a purely commercial project. The pipeline will be built, despite the anti-Russian hysteria in Poland, Latvia and Ukraine
Thirty-two years ago, Ronald Reagan allegedly made a joke during a live broadcast that the nuclear bombing of the USSR was going to start in five minutes. What about all the recent statements from Western politicians about the need to shoot down Russian warplanes in Syria? This is not a joke at all, not even an understatement
Russia has been India's most trusted and time tested friend. Western countries always tried to weaken and contain India. Deep down, the West has never trusted India. It has always considered India as a potential adversary. Even Obama has called India and China American competitors. Russia has always given its best weaponry and technology to India
The recent debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton became a three ring circus hosted by Chris Wallace. Every time Trump cornered Clinton about her crooked ways exposed on WikiLeaks, including how she stole votes from Bernie Sanders and other embarrassing revelations, she diverted the subject to the Russian cyber attack and blamed Putin...
Despite the fact that the Belgian Ministry of Defence has received documents from Moscow confirming the participation of Royal Air Force fighter aircraft in the bombings of the Syrian village of Hassadjek near Aleppo, Brussels continues denying its involvement in the air strike, claiming that Russia has fabricated the data
One should listen to what the Americans say. The point is to hear, but the effect is frightening. The USA imposed sanctions on Russia and forced Europe to join them. However, Russia was not the first victim. At first, the USA punished French banks that were working with Iran at the time when the country was staying under the burden of US sanctions
Russia intends to ensure its military presence in the Middle East. Russia has already achieved adequate agreements with Syria to establish its permanent bases in Hmeymim and Tartus. It has been reported recently that Russia was conducting negotiations with Egypt to rent a naval base on the Mediterranean coast
In late October, the US intends to introduce a resolution at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) demanding Syria should get rid of chlorine and other "toxic chemicals." However, chlorine is hardly ever used for military purposes today. Without chemical production, any country will be thrown back into the Middle Ages
A poignant scene in the film adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's novel, Last of the Mohicans, finds protagonist and Native American Chingachgook standing alone, atop one of the majestic Adirondack peaks. The Mohican chief laments. His countenance is disconcerted.
The Gulf countries had been the largest sales market for weapons from the United States in the period from 2011 to 2015, the International Peace Research Institute in Stockholm (SIPRI) said in a report from 2016. Compared with the period from 2006 to 2010, the US had increased shipments to Qatar and Saudi Arabia thrice
Russia's Defense Ministry has rejected the accusations from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who claimed that Moscow was involved in the September bombardment of the UN humanitarian convoy in Aleppo. Igor Konashenkov, an official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, demanded Johnson should back up his words with solid evidence
French President Hollande will have to take into account the state of affairs in Syria when making a decision about the meeting with Russian President Putin. To conceal failures in one's policies, one needs to shift the blame on someone else, and this is what Hollande is doing right now. Yet, Moscow continues working on Putin's visit to France
Last Friday Moody's rating agency downgraded Turkey's credit rating from BAA3 to BAA1. The very same credit rating agency stated earlier that no decision will be made vis a vis Turkey for a one month period indicating that negative effects of the failed coup attempt have disappeared to a great extent. Why did this institution make a U-turn?