Shale Oil – An Energy Revolution?

Will The Shale Revolution Save America? Will it be able to change the situation in the global energy markets and influence geopolitics? MOSCOW – Shale oil production could lead to a significant drop in oil prices, growth in global GDP, a changing geopolitical situation and transformation of business models of oil and gas companies over […]

Tbilisi protests against illegal verdicts of Tskhinvali court

Georgia: Hundreds protest near parliament in Tbilisi following elections results Georgian citizens sentenced to imprisonment for crossing the so-called border – the dividing line The illegal detention of a citizen of Georgia by the Russian occupation forces and the decision to imprison him is “provocative” and “destructive”. This is how the Georgian Foreign Ministry reacted […]

Technologies against the epidemic: payback with information

Technology can save the planet | Rune Westergård | TEDxVasa Deborah Brown: Worrying that the very idea of ​​government surveillance of its own citizens is becoming the norm In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, phone apps have emerged to track potential contacts of sick people to contain the spread of the coronavirus. However, these […]

NGOs and the nervous reaction of the authorities

What is Non-governmental organization?, Explain Non-governmental organization Transparency International – Russia has published a report. The Procurator was checked by Transparency International – Russia The Center for Anti-Corruption Research and Initiatives “Transparency International – Russia” today published a report on its work in 2012, as well as in November-December 2011. The center provided a description […]

Lev Ponomarev: Denunciations are in fashion now

Human rights defender Lev Ponomarev is arrested Human rights activist and his organization fined 400 thousand rubles Roskomnadzor again fined Lev Ponomarev, executive director of the For Human Rights movement, and at the same time his organization, in aggregate – 400 thousand rubles. This time – for the publication of material in a personal blog […]

Regional players prepare for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria

What would the withdrawal of U.S. troops mean for Syria? Turkey and Russia confirmed their intention to work with each other on the future of Syria WASHINGTON – Major players in and around Syria have begun to position their forces amid unfolding discussions about the implications of the upcoming US withdrawal from the country. The […]

U.S. Representative for Syria: Damascus puts on a publicity show

Amateur footage shows missiles falling over Damascus as airstrikes begin Joel Rayburn believes the Syrian refugee conference organized by the Assad regime, Russia and Iran was convened for propaganda effect US State Department Special Representative for Syria Joel Rayburn on Thursday criticized the “conference on the return of refugees” organized by official Damascus with the […]

Leonid Gaidai named the absolute champion of the Soviet film distribution

Twelve chairs (comedy, dir. Leonid Gaidai, 1971) Film critic Alexander Fedorov on his new book One Thousand and One Highest Grossing Soviet Film The top ten highest-grossing films in the entire history of Soviet cinema included four comedies by Leonid Gaidai – “The Diamond Arm”, “Prisoner of the Caucasus”, “Operation Y” and Other Adventures of […]

Sundance 2021: the sympathy of the jury and the public coincided

Sundance 2021 US Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Actor to Clifton Collins Jr in JOCKEY Outpost of American independent cinema handed out prizes Robert Redford, actor and founder of the Sundance Institute, Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Festival, and their colleagues can be delighted. Held for the first time in a hybrid format, […]

Russia and China do not support US nuclear disarmament efforts

U.S. “not going to allow Russia and China to continue” increasing nuclear stockpiles, top negotia… The United States will have to confront Moscow and Beijing if trilateral talks on limiting nuclear weapons fail Efforts to contain the potential nuclear arms race and the deployment of weapons in outer space will be one of the top […]

The United States began a partial withdrawal of military units from Africa

What The US really wants from Iraq, US is Taking Steps to Stay in Iraq Forever The United States is rethinking its military presence on the African continent, given the growing threats from Russia and China The United States has begun redeploying its military forces in Africa, announcing the return of several infantry brigades and […]

Theft in the size of Skolkovo – 23 million

Day 4. 7-th lecture. Cybersecurity in energy. Ruslan Usufov Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a case on illegal spending of funds for the development of the science city The official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Vladimir Markin, announced on Tuesday February 12 about the criminal case initiated “against the director of […]

Belarus: the trajectory of events

Videos Of Belarus Protester’s Death Appear To Contradict Official Version Of Events The confrontation between the authorities and the protesters continues for the fifth month Traditional protests were held in Belarus on Sunday, despite the orange level of danger announced yesterday due to weather conditions, including ice. According to human rights activists, over a hundred […]

New Pentagon leadership seeks to rekindle trust with NATO

China, Russia Top NATO Agenda as US Seeks to Rebuild Transatlantic Bonds Lloyd Austin Expected to Highlight Alliance Commitment During Upcoming Ministerial Meeting President Biden’s administration will take advantage of the upcoming NATO meeting to begin efforts to rebuild confidence with European allies. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will highlight U.S. commitment to the transatlantic alliance […]

American intelligence remains out of politics

Foreign countries ‘actively working’ to recruit government officials in spy efforts New acting Director of National Intelligence promises that the US intelligence services will continue to provide the government with the objective information necessary to make important decisions New acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, who began work on Friday, promised to do everything […]

Postscript to the march in defense of Ivan Golunov: courts stamp sentences

Whos is Russian journalist, Ivan Golunov? Russian human rights defenders are preparing counterclaims against the security forces In the Golovinsky District Court of Moscow, due to the lack of corpus delicti, the cases of three persons detained on June 12 during the rally in support of Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov were dismissed, OVD-Info said on […]

Supreme Court Considering Legality of DACA Cancellation

Supreme Court to tackle Trump’s DACA termination President Trump Seeks To End Program That Protects Hundreds Of Thousands Of Young Immigrants From Deportation The US Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments from the parties over the legality of President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants smuggled […]

Europe is following the trial in the case of Yuri Dmitriev

Russian court rejects jailed Gulag historian’s appeal against 13-year sentence The European Union issued a special statement, civil activists express support On June 3, in the Petrozavodsk City Court, another hearing was scheduled in the case of the head of the Karelian «Memorial» Yuri Dmitriev. He gained international fame and recognition after he tracked down […]

Moscow – Minsk: What Does the Union Support?

EU Council removes 8 names from its “blacklist” for Belarus Experts – about the political crisis in Belarus and possible scenarios for the development of events In Minsk, on the initiative of the headquarters of Viktor Babariko, and a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian Opposition Maria Kolesnikova announced the […]

The return of Alexei Navalny and the reaction of the Russian authorities

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny arrested on return to Russia after nerve agent poisoning – BBC News The Russian authorities detained the opposition politician who returned to his homeland At Vnukovo airport on Sunday, there were arrests of supporters of Alexei Navalny, who arrived to meet the opposition politician who had returned to Russia from Germany. […]

Russia increases pressure on foreign media

Russia defies criminal probe into Navalny poisoning claims despite international pressure | DW News The court demanded from Radio Liberty to pay a fine, and its journalist, accused of justifying terrorism, lost the appeal process WASHINGTON – During the consideration of the appeal of the Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, the prosecutor accused her of being […]

Washington police prepare for protests

Washington, D.C, and state capitals across the country prepare for violent protests Law enforcement agencies of the American capital urged supporters of President Trump to leave weapons at home On Monday, Washington, D.C. authorities warned supporters of President Trump not to bring weapons to protests this week. The protests are related to the confirmation by […]

Former FBI lawyer associated with Russian investigation ready to plead guilty

Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty as part of Russia probe Donald Trump believes that new data will emerge in connection with this recognition Former FBI lawyer accused of altering a critical document used in connection with FBI surveillance of former Trump campaigner Carter Page agreed to plead guilty to perjury on Friday. The charge against […]

US imposed sanctions against Iran, timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the American embassy

40th anniversary of Iran’s seizure of U.S. embassy The sanctions list includes the close associates of Ayatollah Khamenei The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on nine associates of Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. New sanctions timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the American embassy in Iran. The US […]

Pompeo – on the findings of the OPCW on the use of chemical weapons in Syria

China asks OPCW to build consensus on Syria’s chemical weapons issue Secretary of State calls the report another confirmation of the commission of chemical attacks by the Assad regime US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commented on the report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which blames the regime of Syrian […]

In the refusal to initiate a case on Navalny’s poisoning, his name was not mentioned

Alexei Navalny: ‘Poisoned’ Russian opposition leader allowed to travel abroad for treatment Tomsk court named Navalny a person claiming the role of a victim Judge of the Kirovsky District Court of Tomsk Alexei Karpov never mentioned the name of the politician in his decision to refuse to initiate a criminal case into the poisoning of […]

MPs against foreign agents

Russia: MPs pass amendments to foreign agent media law The State Duma wants to legalize fines and arrests for citizens recognized as foreign agents The State Duma of the Russian Federation approved in the second reading a bill regulating punishments for citizens recognized as foreign agents. They face fines ranging from 10 thousand rubles to […]

Shooting in Parkland: a year later, gun control debate continues

A Year After the Parkland Shooting, the Fight for Sensible Gun Control Continues | The Daily Show The Florida School Massacre Seriously Changed the Debate While the topic of mass shooting has become more acute since 20 Connecticut elementary school students were killed in 2012, the right to gun debate has truly changed last year’s […]

Microsoft and TikTok will continue negotiations

TikTok and Microsoft still negotiating acquisition deal Trump Gives Chinese App Owner 45 Days To Reach A Sale Agreement Microsoft said on Sunday that it will continue negotiations to buy the popular TikTok short video app from Chinese internet giant ByteDance. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has agreed to give ByteDance 45 days to negotiate […]

Biden warns opponents of the United States of the consequences in case of possible cyberattacks

Biden Warns Cyberattack On U.S. ‘Constitutes A Grave Risk’ | NBC News President-elect pledged to make national cybersecurity one of his administration’s priorities President-elect Joe Biden commented on the US government’s report of a serious breach of national cybersecurity by a hacker attack (allegedly carried out in the interests of Russia), as a result of […]

US and Russia team up to save polar bears

US Soldiers Fighting in Russia – The End of the “Polar Bear Expedition” I THE GREAT WAR May 1919 Both countries demand a complete ban on international trade in products made from this rare species of fauna MOSCOW – At the international conference CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and […]

Russia on the sidelines of the Republican convention in Florida

Trump calls off GOP Convention in Florida In Tampa, Pavel Khodorkovsky, Rich Williamson, and Pierre Prosper Discuss Romney for Russia On Tuesday, in Tampa, Florida, on the sidelines of the Republican Party convention that began that day, an event was held by the Institute for Contemporary Russia and the International Politics Initiative. The round table […]

Pentagon chief: Turkey has put us in a terrible situation

Pentagon: Turkey Has a Right to Defend Itself Mark Esper said this on the eve of the NATO Defense Ministers Meeting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the Turkish offensive against the Kurds in northeastern Syria was “unfounded” and that Ankara is “moving in the wrong direction” following an agreement with Russia to jointly patrol […]

Bill Keating: our resentment over Navalny’s verdict will translate into concrete actions

Press Sec. Jen Psaki on Russian court sentence for Alexei Navalny The head of the subcommittee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on his reaction to the decision of Moscow to punish the oppositionist with a real prison term In the United States, politicians and public figures continue to respond to a […]

US stands against brutal persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Police took by storm of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Orel (Oryol), Russia. Dennis Christensen. The State Department bans two Surgut investigators suspected of torturing members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization from entering the United States Moscow has promised to expand restrictions on the entry of US citizens into Russia in response to the imposition of […]

American experts on the prospects of Nord Stream 2

Gas Pipeline Projects from Russia to the EU. An Expert Discussion According to Anders Aslund, if the president’s veto on the draft law on the defense budget is overcome, it will be impossible to operate the pipeline. The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 consortium said on Monday that it had finished laying pipes in German waters. […]