Europe is with the people of Belarus. And with whom is Russia?

Belarus protests: Lukashenko says Belarus and Russia could unite troops Experts on the accusations of Minsk and Moscow against the West and the real policy of the European Union towards the Lukashenka regime During a press conference following his two-day visit to Minsk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Western countries of interfering in the […]

What is Russia looking for in Cuba?

Russian FM promises more economic & military support to Cuba during visit Experts – on the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Cuba, Moscow’s geopolitical ambitions and regional realities The two-day visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Cuba is indicative of the fact that the intention to strengthen ties between themselves […]

Arrest Calvey: Is corporate raiding a thing of the past?

Corporate Raider’s Handbook by Mitt Romney Kremlin critics say the arrest of an American businessman proves Russia is a corrupt country MOSCOW – The arrest of Baring Vostok investment fund founder Michael Calvey on fraud charges related to a lengthy litigation with the Russian bank Vostochny Express sparks a debate in Russia. Participants question whether […]

Trump’s conversation with Georgia’s secretary of state: reaction

Analysis of Trump’s phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state President demanded from the head of the electoral system of the state to reconsider the election results US President Donald Trump commented on his conversation with the Secretary of State of Georgia, excerpts from which were previously published by the Washington Post. The President demanded […]

The fall of the Berlin Wall: the influence of the USSR and an echo in the fate of Vladimir Putin

The fall of the Berlin Wall through the eyes of Mr Putin American experts on how the events of 30 years ago are seen from a historical distance There are very few historical moments that are perceived years later as unequivocally as the fall of the Berlin Wall. Even the most radical populists in Europe, […]

Lukashenko: power at any cost

Belarus president, leader since 1994, says he has too much power Belarusian experts believe that Alexander Lukashenko is again trying to maneuver between West and East in an attempt to maintain power Against the background of the mass protests of the population that have been going on for six months over the falsification of 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 […]

Experts: journalists will answer for protests in Russia

US, EU condemns Russia’s crackdown on protesters & journalists | Alexei Navalny | World News | WION Experts fear a new round of repression against independent media and the Internet. The scale of tightening the screws may exceed the reaction to the rallies in Bolotnaya Square in 2011-2012 The power structures of Russia set anti-arrest […]

Russia intends to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty

Russia announces exit from Open Skies treaty after U.S. withdrawal Experts – on the reasons and consequences of the refusal of the United States and the Russian Federation from observation flights over each other’s territories Moscow is starting procedures to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty (DON). This is stated in the statement of the […]

Will Alexander Lukashenko Resist Western Sanctions?

Belarus: President Alexander Lukashenko’s veiled threat to protesters | Belarus Protests Latvian and Estonian Foreign Ministries publish extended sanctions lists of Belarusian officials KIEV – Alexander Lukashenko said in connection with possible sanctions from the West that Minsk and Moscow can jointly meet their needs in the economy. He said this on September 25 during […]

Guaido: officials surrounded by Maduro try to save themselves

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido declares himself president amid anti-Maduro protests US-recognized interim President of Venezuela answered questions from VOA The leader of the Venezuelan opposition and the interim president of this country, Juan Guaido, believes that officials associated with the regime of Nicolas Maduro are trying to “save themselves.”. In an exclusive interview with the Spanish […]

Experts: the pandemic helps the Russian authorities to increase pressure on the press

Russian Independent Media During the Coronavirus Pandemic Russian experts note alarming trends in connection with the adoption of the law on fake news May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. It was proclaimed by a special resolution by the UN General Assembly on December 20, 1993. Since 1997, the UNESCO Prize for Press Freedom has […]

US Special Representative Brian Hook: Liberation of Wang Xiyue is an important day for American diplomacy

A Conversation With Brian Hook American diplomat in an exclusive interview with Voice of America spoke about the release of a graduate student at Pristan University and the relationship between Washington and Tehran “Voice of America”: The US Congress is glad that it was possible to return the Americans detained by Iran home. You were […]

Russian authorities threaten to record American media as foreign agents

Russia: Zakharova threatens Germany with “harsh” response over Berlin ‘impeding’ Russian media Experts believe that the Kremlin’s campaign against US journalists is an attempt to preserve propaganda resources MOSCOW – Russian officials launch the most serious campaign of pressure in post-Soviet history on American media targeting Russian audiences. As reported on October 9 by Radio […]

Russian oppositionists appeal to the OSCE

Moscow court denies Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s appeal for release Candidates for deputies from Moscow and St. Petersburg doubt the honesty of counting votes on the results of elections on a single voting day A letter has been sent to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with a request to send […]

American elections on the scale of Russians’ news priorities

How the U.S. election is playing out in Russia According to experts, the interest of Russians in the current presidential campaign in the United States is inferior to other topics of domestic and foreign policy. Interest in Russia in the US presidential elections in 2020 remains, but it is noticeably lower than it was during […]

Belarusian events in the regional context

Online Event: Has Belarus Reached a Point of No Return? Are Alexander Lukashenko’s accusations against Poland substantiated, and is he not following the methods previously tested by Russian propaganda? “They wanted to arrange a revolution in our country, not even a revolution, but a rebellion, but they got it themselves,” commented Alexander Lukashenko on the […]

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: the Belarusian people need UN help

LIVE: Tikhanovskaya speaks at informal UN Security Council meeting on Belarus The nation cannot and should not be hostage to the lust for power of one person, the leader of the Belarusian opposition said in her address to the UN Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, whom the Belarusian opposition considers the winner of the August 9 presidential elections […]

2019 Russian Internet Report: Towards a Sovereign Network

What is Russia’s “sovereign internet”? Agora and Roskomsvoboda say Russian authorities want to control all components of Runet – from users to companies “The Russian authorities have decided on the main vector of policy towards the Russian segment of the Internet – control, censorship and isolation” – this is the conclusion of the authors of […]

Alexey Navalny – on the annexation of Crimea, Kadyrov and a new strategy

Kyiv calls for new summit on seventh anniversary of Russia’s Crimea annexation Exclusive interview with one of the leaders of the Russian opposition to the Russian service of the Voice of America The Russian opposition is looking for new ways to attract supporters and will activate the existing ones. At a time when the “Crimean […]

NPO inspections may negatively affect visa liberalization with Europe

EU ‘Treating Everyone Equally’ On Visa Liberalization Germany and France demand clarification from Russia about inspections Germany and France demanded clarification about the massive checks of non-profit organizations in Russia, among which there are branches of German and French foundations. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expressed “concern about the searches” to the Russian ambassador in […]

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 […]

HRW: Russia continues to harass journalists and human rights defenders

The Russian authorities should end continuous judicial harassment of human rights defenders Annual report says there has been interference with professional journalism Last year in Russia there were cases of unfair criminal prosecution of journalists in cases of justifying terrorism and high treason, as well as other manifestations of interference in professional journalistic activities.. This […]

Jonathan Katz on the situation in Belarus: No one should believe that Putin can be an honest mediator

The Future of Democracy in Belarus: Europe’s Next Challenge An expert from the German Marshall Fund notes that the speech of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the UN Security Council is important In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said that a turning point has long come in […]

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 […]

Belarusian journalism at the forefront of the struggle

Women are at the forefront of the Human Rights Struggle in Belarus Voice of America interlocutors assess the work of independent Belarusian media workers three months after the elections According to Belarusian human rights activists, the number of detainees during the March of Democracy, which took place last Sunday, November 8, exceeded a thousand people. […]