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When thinking about male-pattern baldness, what comes immediately to mind? Genetics? Thanks for this, grandad.
9 hours ago
While the American media and Washington are expending substantial energy on the alleged Russian interference in the United States political theatre during the 2016 election cycle, another nation and its American promoters that invest substantially in Washington generally fly under the radar when it comes to political influence-peddling
10 hours ago
Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani will hold a summit this Wednesday in Sochi to discuss Syria.
11 hours ago
In 2016, the Russian government was convinced bitcoin was a danger to its economy and a threat to its national security, so much so that politicians introduced legislation that, if passed, would
13 hours ago
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14 hours ago
I was interviewed a few weeks back by David Gilbert at Vice News about Russia and its relationships to Bitcoin.  My article on Russian Miner Coin caught his attention as it did a lot of folks.
15 hours ago
I was interviewed a few weeks back by David Gilbert at Vice News about Russia and its relationships to Bitcoin.  My article on Russian Miner Coin caught his attention as it did a lot of folks.
15 hours ago
One of the most saddening aspects of the War in Syria is not only the loss of life, but the tragic destruction of her ancient culture. In this video, the Russian news delves into what Russia is doing preserve Syrian Culture (full transcript below).
15 hours ago
Scientists at Volgograd Sate Medical University are launching clinical trials into a pain-killing drug which outperforms morphine, and does not cause addiction.
16 hours ago
This week the US Department of Justice Criminal Division forced the Russian-funded television network RT (formerly Russia Today) to register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Failure to comply would have risked arrest of RT’s management and seizure of its assets.
18 hours ago
In my opinion, almost certainly yes (quantified: 90%. In line with PredictIt).
19 hours ago
You know life’s become a joke when the US Department of Justice starts requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents.
19 hours ago
A bitter Hillary Clinton may have finally just developed a plan that would fulfill her lifelong dream of wielding complete power while simultaneously granting her detractors their lifelong dream of being rid of her. The plan, apparently hatched in an interview with Now This News, en
20 hours ago
Russia is starting to move away from relying on its non-strategic nuclear weapons as it starts to field new long-range precision-guided weapons such as the Kalibr cruise missile.
20 hours ago
On Saturday night, a supposed “scoop” circulated like wildfire around the Russia-focused Twittersphere. If it had any basis in reality, it would have been a bombshell: Vladimir Putin was "tired" and "considered leaving the presidency in autumn last year."
21 hours ago
As the deep state continues to push the Russian election interference narrative—with no concrete evidence—the damage to US-Russia relations continues to grow.
22 hours ago
The Silk Road, renamed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is developing infrastructure along land and sea trade routes.
22 hours ago
Remember the protests in Ukraine which led to the old leader being replaced? If you’ll recall,  the ruthless slaughter of people by snipers was the event which turned world opinion against the Ukrainian Prime Minister, and resulted in him having to flee the country.
23 hours ago
I’m not a terribly religious man.  But, I’d like to believe there is a special corner in Hell reserved for those that fomented the Syrian Civil War.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Turkey did not get the deal it hoped for when it went for Russia’s S-400 air defense systems. Recall that in 2013 when it began looking around for such a weapon, Turkey was most interested in the American Patriot and French/Italian Aster, but wanted technology transfers to go with the actual missile launchers.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
On November 8 Russia’s large mining group Norilsk Nickel announced it had begun operations at a new state-of-the-art Bystrinsky mining and processing plant outside of Chita in Russia’s Zabaykalsky Krai.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
We are very pleased to announce that long time contributor Gil Doctorow will be presenting his latest book, "Does the US Have a Future?", in both Brussels and Washington DC in the coming weeks.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
An undercover FBI informant in the Russian nuclear industry who was made to sign an “illegal NDA” by former AG Loretta Lynch, claims to have video evidence showing Russian agents with briefcases full of bribe money related to the controversial Uranium One deal – according to The Hill investigative journalist John Solomon and 
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
It is not possible to overstate the power of certain constituencies and corporate lobbies in the United States. These pressure groups, joined by powerful government agencies, many of which have secret agendas that focus on national security, constitute what is increasingly being recognized as “Deep State America.”
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
This short excerpt is a particularly good example of the almost daily sermons the head of the Russian church, Kirill, gives as he travels around Russia. They are all broadcast on Russian Christian TV channels and on the internet and reach a wide audience.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
The largely ineffective sanctions policies of the EU and Europe have only succeeded in impeding business with those countries, while stimulating Russian economic contact with developing and third world economies.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search engine’s news delivery services.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Russia-gate blame-scaping is accelerating across Europe... and now it is being embraced by none other than European Council President Donald Tusk.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Here is American efficiency for you. In 2011 the Pentagon decided it would buy Russian Mi-17 helicopters for Afghanistan.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Kholmogorov is always fascinating. You can find his work on RI here.  (Highly recommended) When in Moscow a few weeks ago, I met the Russian conservative thinker Egor Kholmogorov.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
As the November 30 meeting in Vienna of OPEC and its partners in the oil production cut deal nears, worry has returned among traders: one of the brokers of the deal might decide to walk out on the deal instead of participating in another extension.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
This is a headline I’ve been waiting to write for six years.  German Chancellor Emeritus Angela Merkel can’t put a bad coalition together.  This
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what you get when some badly out-of-touch Democratic operatives (Podesta and co., cough, cough) invent a bogus Russiagate hoax, and try to foist it on the American people. It's the best thing that ever happened to Russia.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Although the US has many times stated that its target is IS only, it appears that its intentions may go beyond the stated objective.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Despite Jeff Sessions’ surprising insistence during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week that there’s “no factual basis” to appoint a special counsel to investigate actions by Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, a plurality of voters believe special prosecutors should be investigating both the C
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
A unique 3D model of the archeological city of Palmyra has been given to Syria to help it rebuild Palmyra and restore the ancient city. The model was handed over to Syria’s Ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad, during ceremonies at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum on Saturday.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Russia is planning to upgrade its fleet of Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire intermediate range bombers with new engines and avionics.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Having grown up during the second half of the 20th century, I don’t recognize my country today. I experienced life in a competent country, and now I experience life in an incompetent country.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
The New York Times has finally detected some modern-day McCarthyism, but not in the anti-Russia hysteria that the newspaper has fueled for several years amid the smearing of American skeptics as “useful idiots” and the like.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
According to fresh figures from the IMF (October 24), Russia’s GDP is expected to exceed $4 trillion first time ever. By this measure, Russia is the 6th largest economy in the world, virtually on par with Germany, who scored $4.15 trillion.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Russia’s cooperation with the Kurds of Iraq and Syria in the fight against 
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
A danger to all living things
Tom is a regular contributor not only here at Russia Insider but also at Seeking Alpha and Newsmax Media.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
As if we have no memory, corporate media continues to recycle accusations of starvation, chemical weapons, and more, in the propaganda war on Syria.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
The Pentagon is collecting DNA from White Russian citizens - are sinister motives at work? Report taken from Russian news agency Vesti with transcript below.  The U.S. Air Force has been collecting the samples from Russian, but rejects DNA from Ukrainians.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
In April 1934, the poet Osip Mandelstam bumped into Boris Pasternak on a Moscow street. He recited verses that he had read a few weeks earlier to a few intimate friends. The verses ridiculed a “Kremlin highlander” with a criminal past and part Ossetian descent. Retribution from on high came quickly.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

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