Russia's Central Bank continues to clean the banking sphere from dysfunctional players. A dramatic story unfolded in the city of Belgorod, where a man, a bank client, came to the bank office with a gun demanding the bank should return his deposit to him. The man thus tried to return the savings worth 23 million rubles ($639,000)
Since America's so-called "war on terror" was launched at the dawn of the new millennium, a plethora of judges operating in its so-called "justice" system have abdicated their role in the "check-and-balance" system, and done nothing more than rubber-stamp the very oppression and human rights abuses the United States Constitution, particularly the...
Anyone believing that U.S. money and military supplies helped Afghans bleed Soviet Union economically or that the collapse of the Soviet Union confirmed the success of capitalist economy over controlled economy should consider whose money and arms helped Afghans and Iraqis bleed the US and turn it into one of the most indebted nations in history
At the end of last week, Gazprom shipped the first batch of oil produced at Prirazlomnoye deposit - Russia's only project for the development of hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic shelf. Russian President Vladimir Putin personally gave a command to start the shipment. The first batch made up 70 thousand tons
Twenty years after the Soviet Union voluntarily dissolved (as provided for in its Constitution), twenty years after the Warsaw Pact was disbanded after promises by NATO not to encroach eastwards, after two decades of lies, broken promises and acts of aggression by NATO, we see clearly what this organization stands for but Russia is up to the mark.
Where do Easter eggs come from? Why do the children eat chocolate rabbits? And what about that game looking for hare's eggs in the garden? We take a look at the symbolism behind Easter and its traditions and we find some common values and eternal cycles of respect for reproduction and human life.
A second mystery around the disappearance of Flight MH370 has largely gone unnoticed: why hasn't the US been in the forefront of providing information about it? The American military has some of most sophisticated radars on earth, and there is an installation of the highest capability at the secret base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean
As with politics and social reality and actually just about everything else perception - about America's military spending, capabilities and relative strength - is often more important than knowing the underlying facts involved. The facts are indeed sobering: America has spent about 40% of the total, annual global expenditures on defense
Survival is the key word to understand the Saudi dynasty's latest external and internal policies. These are designed to pre-empt change but paradoxically they are creating more enemies in a changing world order. The 70-year-old strategic oil for security US-Saudi alliance seemed about to crack on its 69th anniversary
As Easter approaches, a time of respect for life, for eternal cycles which respect common human values, which place human life as the most precious common asset since the early days of humankind, I address this open letter to President Barack Obama, expressing the words and hopes of billions of people around the world.
"If NATO troops entered the Crimea, they would put up attack systems there, and then Russia would be squeezed out of the Black Sea region," he explained. "This is really squeezing Russia out of this very important region of the world, for which so many Russian people have died over many centuries," the president said in his televised call-in show
Given that US President Obama has blessed the new Kiev government with legitimacy, America now seeks to stabilize the country with infusions of cash, arms and advisors. Former special operations soldiers-now defense contractors-are on the ground in Ukraine, and so are active duty special operators/advisors perhaps out of US Special Operations...
Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare