Russia may respond to new US sanctions not symmetrically, but painfully

The Primacy of Sanctions: An Assessment of U.S. Sanctions on Russia Experts fear that relations between the two countries may turn into a phase of endless confrontation MOSCOW – The reaction of the Russian political leadership to the adoption by the US Congress of the law on new sanctions against Russia first sounded from the […]

Department of State: US monitors Russia’s actions in the context of the Navalny case

Sanctions Show Russia Must Be Held Accountable for Navalny Poisoning: State Dept. The United States will pressure countries that threaten human values The United States is closely following developments in the case of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and will defend human rights by putting pressure on “countries that threaten human values.” This was announced […]

Sentences of Jehovah’s Witnesses are toughened in Russia

Is Russia clamping down on Jehovah Witnesses? BBC News More than a dozen followers of the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been sent to jail The coronavirus pandemic did not at all improve the situation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, but rather even worsened it, despite the protests of the international community. This is the […]

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, […]

Russia agreed to inspect the Kerch Strait by specialists from Germany and France

Russia reopens Kerch Strait to shipping after standoff German Chancellor Merkel a month ago proposed to check how the safety of the passage of ships through the water area of ​​the Kerch Strait is ensured Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to the proposal of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the admission of German and French […]

A new trial of Navalny in the case of libel against a veteran begins in Russia

Russia: Navalny war veteran libel trial continues in Moscow The oppositionist called the participants of the video in support of the amendments to the Constitution traitors Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, recently sentenced to imprisonment, again appeared in court on Friday in a different case, while Western powers are calling for his release.. Navalny is […]

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 […]

What do Germans think 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall?

Why German divisions remain, 30 years after fall of the Berlin Wall Experts admit that the East of Germany has benefited economically from reunification, but the difference in mentality between the Aussies and Vessey still persists. Many countries around the world are hosting events this week to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of […]

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 […]

Lev Gudkov: All anxieties and claims to the authorities have increased

Recording police brutality: how one snap decision changed this town Almost nine out of ten Russians rated 2020 as a very difficult year So pessimistic the results of the year, the Russians have not assessed at least since the 1998 crisis, says the director of the Levada Center, Doctor of Philosophy Lev Gudkov. According to […]

Holocaust Remembrance, History and Politics

2021 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration Russian President Putin was not invited to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau Over 200 former prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp gathered with world leaders on January 27 in the Polish city of Auschwitz for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of […]

The State Duma proposes to legalize fines and arrests of natural persons-foreign agents

Russian govt can register world media outlets as ‘foreign agents’ Citizens face up to 15 days of arrest for ignoring the law The State Duma on Thursday, December 5, as expected, gave the green light to the bill on punishment of citizens assigned to the media – foreign agents. In the third reading, the document […]

Georgia accuses Russia of the phased annexation of Abkhazia

Russia Accused of Plotting Abkhazia Annexation: Georgia slams Kremlin pact with breakaway republic Georgian Foreign Ministry: Russia’s attempt to create a single socio-economic space in the occupied Georgian territory is a gross violation of international law The approval of the program for the formation of a single socio-economic space between Moscow and Sukhumi is another […]

Amnesty International: Russian and Syrian military intentionally target hospitals

Amnesty accuses Syrian regime and Russia of war crimes Organization calls on UN not to cut aid to civilians in Syria amid crisis Amnesty International has released a new report detailing 18 air and ground attacks on schools and hospitals by the Syrian government and Russia. The organization concluded that Russia and Syria deliberately carried […]

Despite protests, Serbian leader welcomed Putin with honors in Belgrade

Serbia: Putin given hero’s welcome in Belgrade The President of the Russian Federation awarded Alexander Vucic the Order of Alexander Nevsky BELGRADE, SERBIA — Serbian President Aleksandr Vucic, considered a pro-Western politician in the Balkans, received Russian President Vladimir Putin with honors in Belgrade. Opponents of Vucic believe that in this way the Serbian president […]

Conflict in Karabakh: What Role Does Moscow Play?

Russia: Moscow expects UN bodies to play active humanitarian role in Nagorno-Karabakh – Lavrov Russia and Turkey remain two regional heavyweights and key players capable of influencing the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh The scale of the escalation of the conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh, which began on September 27, is increasing, going beyond the line of contact. The […]

Moldova: anarchy, dual power or a triumph of democracy?

The Provisional Government – A level History Moldovan experts explain the inconsistency of the situation in their country and give various forecasts for the settlement of the situation Political confrontation continues in Moldova. Five countries of the European Union: Great Britain, Germany, Poland, France and Sweden issued a joint statement, which says: “We view and […]

Russia increases arms shipments to Southeast Asia

Lecture “Russia in Southeast Asia” by Bilahari Kausikan Russian expansion into the region raises concerns in the West Russia is rapidly expanding arms sales around the world. On December 20, Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin confirmed in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper that over the past five years, Moscow […]

The UN expressed regret about the recognition by Russia of citizens as media-foreign agents

Russians React To ‘Foreign Agent’ Media Law This was reported by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Liz Trossell, a representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed regret over the recognition by the Russian authorities of several citizens by the media as foreign agents. She stated this in a […]

Putin decided to defeat poverty in Russia and change the Constitution

Russian voters appear to approve constitutional changes that could extend Putin’s reign Experts believe that the measures proposed by President Putin are not enough to overcome poverty, but the amendments to the Constitution will further restrict the rights of Russian citizens In his traditional message to the Federal Assembly, which was voiced on Wednesday by […]

Georgy Gabunia: Putin and Kadyrov consider me a personal enemy

Expletive-laden Putin rant on Georgian TV leads to channel going off air – BBC News An interview with a journalist who insulted Vladimir Putin live a year ago, and who now continues to receive threats against him “Voice of America”: How would you describe this feeling when you realize that Putin and Kadyrov are interested […]

A Russian citizen who was preparing a contract murder was detained in Georgia

Georgia massage parlor shootings leave 8 dead; man in custody The media claim that the killer was supposed to be a Georgian journalist Georgy Gabunia, who insulted Putin The Georgian State Security Service (SGB) confirmed that a Russian citizen was detained in Tbilisi on June 12, (only his initials are given – V.B), suspected of […]

Roman Dobrokhotov: Navalny was far from the only poisoned oppositionist

Germany identifies nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny Editor-in-chief of the online edition Insider – on a sinister chain of poisonings, in which the FSB is suspected of being involved FSB officers systematically monitored Russian opposition politician and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. and made two assassination attempts, in 2015 and 2017. […]

Andrei Zhvalevsky on the protests in Belarus: When there is too much fear, the boy breaks

Lukashenko Arrives In Minsk Wielding Assault Rifle As Thousands In Belarus Protest | NBC News NOW This revolution, perhaps, will be called the Women’s Revolution, the famous writer believes. Ksenia Turkova: Do you have a feeling of the proximity of the interchange? Andrey Zhvalevsky: No, this is not a denouement for sure, it is still […]

Amnesty International urges the UN Human Rights Council to urgently discuss the situation in Belarus

Belarus and the Human Rights Council: Towards Accountability for Human Rights Violations The letter from 16 international and Belarusian organizations also calls on to investigate human rights violations in this country. The human rights organization Amnesty International and 15 international and Belarusian NGOs sent a letter to the UN Human Rights Council, urging to urgently […]

Poland and Russia sort out relations again due to World War II

Why didn’t the Allies declare war on the USSR when they invaded Poland? Warsaw expressed outrage at the distortion of history in the official statements of Russian politicians The authorities of Poland and Russia again entered into a dispute over the reasons why World War II began, accusing each other of distorting history. On December […]

Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty of Belarus: Positions of Washington, Minsk and Moscow

Belarus and democracy in Europe Experts – on a bipartisan bill formulating the US position on what is happening in Belarus, US Senate approved bipartisan bill on Monday “On democracy, human rights and sovereignty of Belarus” (Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act). Document sent for signature to President Donald Trump. Having become law, the […]

Turkey and France exchanged harsh comments on Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenian president: ‘Turkey has a completely destructive role in Nagorno-Karabakh’ Macron condemned Ankara’s militant remarks, and Cavusoglu said that the position of Paris is tantamount to supporting the Armenian occupation NATO allies France and Turkey exchange angry comments amid escalating international tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. On the fourth day of clashes, Azerbaijan and ethnic-Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh […]

Tikhanovskaya: Lukashenko has no future as the leader of this country

Belarus opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya releases video from Lithuania | DW News According to her, time is on the side of the opposition The leader of the opposition of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said that the refusal of the President of the country Alexander Lukashenko from power is only a matter of time. She wrote about this […]

Amendments to the Constitution have been submitted to the State Duma. What Putin proposes to change

LIVE: Putin speaks on constitutional amendments at State Duma in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted to the State Duma a draft law on changing the Constitution, said the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov According to Peskov, during the consideration of the document in the State Duma, the co-chairs […]

Sergei Lagodinsky: Navalny’s poisoning is Russia’s political responsibility

Russian opposition leader Navalny poisoned: Spokeswoman Member of the EU Parliament – about how the poisoning of Alexei Navalny is perceived in the European Union and about red lines in relations with Russia On November 27, the Committee on International Affairs of the European Union Parliament held hearings with the participation of four Russian oppositionists […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jan Brzezinski: Only tough industry sanctions will force Putin to reconsider plans

How does the US plan to DEFEAT PUTIN? – VisualPolitik EN Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO – on the Russian invasion of Georgia and Ukraine and their prospects for NATO membership On the eve of the 12th anniversary of the August war in Georgia in an exclusive interview for […]