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MUST WATCH: Strelkov vs Starikov Debate

Two of Russia's biggest names in geopolitics have at it


The Saker is our regular contributor. This article also appeared at The Vineyard of the Saker

Strelkov and Starikov discuss the events of the recent past in Ukraine and Russia. English subtitles available.

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Strelkov vs Starikov Debate

[] – ‘Igor Strelkov’

Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin, also known as Igor Ivanovich Strelkov, born on 17 December 1970, is a Russian citizen from Moscow who played a key role in the War in Donbass as an organizer of Donetsk People’s Republic insurgency. Strelkov, a Russian nationalist and veteran of several other conflicts, was charged by Ukraine authorities with terrorism and is currently sanctioned by the European Union for his leading role in the insurgency in eastern Ukraine. By his own admission, he served in the Russian FSB until March 2013. Ukrainian and EU authorities have identified him as a retired colonel of the GRU (Russia’s external military intelligence organisation) who participated in the 2014 Crimea crisis. According to different sources, he unreservedly demands that the “liberal clans” (liberal part of the Russian elite) be destroyed.

[] – Nikolai Starikov

Nikolai Viktorovich Starikov (born August 23, 1970, Leningrad) is a Russian writer, opinion journalist, social activist and a co-chairman of Great Fatherland Party and its subsidiary social NGO, Union of Russian Citizens. The author describes the genre of his works as “historical and political crime fiction”, a thrilling mix of geopolitics, economics, history of Russia and other countries.

MUST WATCH: a very high quality debate between Igor Strelkov and Nikolai Starikov.  Most Russians said that Strelkov won the debate. 

 I completely disagree.  What do you think?

A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who translated and subtitled this most interesting confrontation between two good and very intelligent men!

Translation: Shurik, DzhMM, Eugenia

Production: Marina & Augmented Ether

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