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The Christian Convictions of the Ukraine Resistance

An interesting detail emerged this summer, which gives an insight into the mentality of the leadership of the Donbass resistance.Their then commander-in-chief, Igor Strelkov, issued an order forbidding profanity, making it a serious disciplinary violation, subject to punishment.  
Sat, Aug 16, 2014

US Ambassador McFaul - A Diplomatic Fiasco

By Eric Kraus Some ten years ago, as a financial strategist/fund manager in post-crisis Moscow, while laboring away over my strategy monthly “Truth and Beauty (and Russian Finance)” with its recurrent theme that Russia was embarking upon her New Asian Century (i.e.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Sanctions Hurt Europe Much More Than the US

By Mark Chapman
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

We Europeans Should Shut Down NATO

Remember NATO, the military alliance that once defended the west from the USSR, Communism and the Warsaw Pact?  The USSR, Communism and the Warsaw Pact are long gone but NATO carries on and goes on gunning against Russia anyway. 
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

UN Says Shelling Forces 22,000 to Flee East Ukrainian Capitals

18.08.2014The UN reported on Monday that due to the incessant shelling of Donetsk and Lugansk, 22 thousand people left the two cities located in eastern Ukraine.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Popular German Comedian Ridicules US Propaganda (captions)

This is taken from a very popular "fake news" German comedy show.  The host is Christian Ehring.This is very telling, because it illustrates two things:1.  Europeans are simply not buying US propaganda about the Ukraine.   In fact, the propaganda is turning into a liability for the US.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Russian Ban Trashes Greek Fruit Industry

Greek farmers say the Russian food embargo has already dealt a devastating blow to the country's agricultural economy, leaving at least 3.5 million kilograms of peaches rotting in refrigerated trucks after being turned back at the Russian border. "There are around 3.5 million kilos of peaches curre
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

American Soldier Killed in Ukraine (Video)

The Kyiv Post is reporting that an American volunteer in the Donbass battalion was killed yesterday during fierce fighting in Donetsk.  The soldier, known only by his nom de guerre, "Franko" was profiled 2 weeks ago in a VICE media interview by well-known American VICE reporter Simon Ostrovsky.  
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Natalia Vodianova #5 on Forbes Model List

Russia's Natalia Vodianova has placed joint-fifth on Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid models
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Here's Why Sanctions Actually Help Russia

Instead of hurting Russia and damaging Putin's popularity, leading economists are talking about how they will actually help Russia.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Top US Policy Journal: US and EU Caused Ukraine Crisis

The ultra-establishment Foreign Affairs Magazine, published by the US Council on Foreign Relations, features an article in its latest issue arguing that the US and its European allies share most of the
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Ukrainian MP Calls for End to War, Rips Poroshenko (captions)

A member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Ms. Viktoria Shilova, addresses the public on video, about essential issues of the ongoing civil war in Eastern Ukraine.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

WAR UPDATE: Its Not Going Well for Kiev

The war in the Ukraine is turning into a stalemate.  The Ukrainian army is ill-suited to the kind of guerilla war the resistance is fighting, and is sustaining huge losses relative to the resistance.  
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

ANALYSIS: Forcing Poroshenko to Negotiate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to have had enough. As leader of Europe’s largest economy and the EU’s foreign policy heavy hitter,  Merkel visits Kiev this weekend with a stern message: there must be a  negotiated end to the conflict in Ukraine.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Mission Accomplished: Russian Convoy Delivers Aid

Despite conflicting signals from Kiev and threats from the United States, Russia’s humanitarian mission to eastern Ukraine has been completed with all 280 trucks returning to Russia, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.  
Sat, Aug 23, 2014

BBC Publishes Patently False Ukraine Situation Maps

How did the Russian aide convoy drive without incident yesterday through an area which the BBC claims is under the control of the Ukraine army?
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Here's Why That Russian Aid Convoy Was Perfectly Legal

First, it is important not to confuse domestic law with international law. The entry of the convoy may have broken Ukrainian domestic law but it does not follow from that that it violated international law.   
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Aid Convoy is a PR Debacle for Poroshenko

With news that the first trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy have reached Lugansk, this affair has ended disastrously for Kiev.   It did not have to be this way.   
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Angry Spectators Shout Insults at Parade of POWs in Donetsk, then Hose Down the Street (1 minute)

In another PR disaster for Kiev, angry spectators shouted insults at POWs captured from armies invading from Kiev, as they were paraded through central Donetsk, which is under seige.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

In Huge Setback, Large Number of Oligarch Troops, Equipment Encircled

As both sides press for advantage to improve their respective president's negotiating position in Minsk, Kiev's armies appear to be losing badly lately.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The 2nd Aid Convoy will Humiliate Kiev as Much as the 1st

Following the return to Russia of its aid convoy Russia’s foreign minister Lavrov has confirmed that Russia plans to send a second one also apparently to Lugansk
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

After String of Successes, Resistance Goes on Bold Offensive with New Army.

Following a string of successes, capture of equipment, and ongoing training and experience, the Resistance has reorganized from small guerilla groups to a proper army, operating with formations and army units.  
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The Resistance has Destroyed 1/3 of Kiev's Airforce! Cost: $450 Million.

Statistics on destroyed aircraft shine a light on how badly the oligarch forces are being pulverized by the Resistance. Since the conflict started the total count of helicopters, aircrafts and transport planes brought down or severely damaged is 41. More then one third of the olig
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Top US Political Editor Trashes Putin in FT

The Financial Times has published the latest in its interminable series of hatchet jobs on Putin, this time by Susan Glasser, newly installed top dog at Politico, one of the most influential political pub
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Kerry Was Wrong About Kosovo, Libya, and Syria. Why Believe Him on Ukraine?

A few weeks ago, one half of the rebarbative US State Department spokesteam said “I would also say that these aren’t competing narratives from two equally credible sources here.” She meant of course, that the US, in the person of Se
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

New Russian Human Rights Group Providing Most Accurate Ukraine Casualty Figures

The group, IGCP, was founded in February 2014 by popular Russian author, Alexander Dyukov, well-known in Russia for his 20th century histories, aimed at a broad audience.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

An Anti-Christian Pogrom is Underway in Ukraine

The tragedy of war in Ukraine goes far beyond life and death.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Oligarch Armies Suffer Major Setbacks

In the last three days we are witnessing a complete inversion of the events on the battlefield in favor of the Resistance. The Resistance has begun a counteroffensive which, although initially was not planned to be so effective, today is proving to be a game-changer for the entire conflict. 
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Here's the Real Reason the EU Doesn't Want the South Stream Pipeline

Scarcely heard amid the guns of Ukraine, the South Stream pipeline, which the Russians want to build through southern Europe to circumvent Ukraine, is still gurgling along in the background. The
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Russia This Week in 60 Seconds (RF SITREP)

This overview is written in the style of a diplomatic situation report (SITREP).  As concisely as possible it explains everything important going on.  Lots of links.  Lots of smart insight.  Plenty of predictions.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Here's What Putin Thinks is Going on in the Ukraine (30 seconds, captions)

From a speech shortly before first becoming president in May, 2000.  He was prime minister at the time. It basically sums up his understanding of Russia's relation with the world. It also reflects how he understands current events in the Ukraine.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Iran is Putin's Strongest Card vs. Washington

The Moscow Times recently published an article by guest foreign affairs analyst Josh Cohen explaining that of all of Russia's possible retaliations against sanctions from the US, none would hurt US interests more than aiding Iran in its struggle against
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

A Ginormous 80,000 sq. ft. Toy Store Just Opened in Moscow

The largest toy store in all of Russia opened to the public in Moscow on Wednesday with an explosion of golden confetti, as beloved Soviet, Russian and Disney characters mingled with their young admirers in vast marble halls just minutes away from the Kremlin.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Here's Why NATO's Evidence of a Russian Invasion is Completely Unconvincing

Once again the headlines shout that Russia has invaded Ukraine. Once again NATO offers blurry satellite shots from a commercial service for evidence. 
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

NATO's Baltic Deployment Force Makes No Sense

Humiliated in Ukraine where it can do nothing, as NATO prepares its summit, talk is of defending the Baltics – three tiny republics Russia does not threaten whose defence is impossible by conventional military means. 
Sat, Aug 30, 2014

The Resistance Continues Decimating Kiev's Armies. Talk of Surrender is Real.

A quick update on the developments from the last two days.   The situation continues to get worse with each passing day for Kiev's oligarch armies.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014

The Yukos Decision Completes the Rupture with the West

Anyone in Russia deluded enough to believe the Western narrative as regards the rule of law and benevolent win-win due process has presumably either been disabused of this convenient illusion or is quite simply in denial. 
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

America, a Civilization in Decline

I have been reading the discussion boards on Facebook, and when it comes to the Yanks, well, I am forced to conclude that the great American Volk have quite simply lost the plot. The consequences of decades of dumbing down their media?
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

Foreigners are Fighting on Both Sides in Ukraine. But There's Little Proof.

Are there Russians fighting on the rebel side?
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

New Bill Shows Russia is Serious About Fighting Corruption

A new bill before parliament which is likely to pass would bar people convicted of corruption from official posts and receiving increased pensions.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Russian Economy Keeps Growing

The narrative in the western media is that Russia's economy is stumbling due to sanctions, but this is incorrect.  Russia's economy is actually growing, according to global investment banks.  Deutsche Bank predicted 0.5% for the 3rd quarter.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014

A Take-down Of the Media's #1 Russia Hawk

Writing in the New York Times op-ed page Ben Judah boldly claims the west has a stark choice: “Arm Ukraine or Surrender.”
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Ukraine Facing Financial Collapse

Ukraine reported terrible economic results last week leaving some commentators to say that the country is only weeks away from running out of money entirely. The results also suggest that the IMF sponsored rescue package plan was overly optimistic and that its standby agreement will have to be renegotiated.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Thousands Rally in Berlin Against NSA Spying

The rally in Berlin against federal surveillance gathered thousands of people under the motto ‘Freedom not fear,’ who were calling for stricter control of German intelligence agencies.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Ukraine: Drumbeat toward peace?

The Kiev regime is literally running out of gas. Ukraine’s economy is crashing, winter is coming and the terrorist military operation in the country’s east is generating negative returns (i.e. Kiev’s military is losing and antipathy against the government intensifying).
Mon, Sep 1, 2014

As the Ukrainian Army Faces Total Rout, the Oligarchs in Kiev are at Each Other's Throats

Continuous developments increase the hope that soon some kind of an agreement will be reached  between the central government in Kiev and the Resistance.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Russian Domestic Manufacturing is Booming

In the first 7 months of 2014 imports were down 5.1% (almost all of which are manufacturing and machinery) compared to domestic production of the same produce which was up 2.4%.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014

How Russia Benefits From the Ukraine Crisis

             Ahh, those pesky unintended consequences.  This really hasn't gone the way Victoria Nuland was expecting it to ...
Wed, Sep 3, 2014

Russia Ranked #2 in BRICS for Business

The yearly World Economic Forum competitiveness report for 2014 which looks at over 100 different indicators of economic attractiveness of a given country; from human capital to infrastructure development to contract enforcement, has b
Wed, Sep 3, 2014