Sanctions, sanctions and more sanctions! Every day we are subjected to an onslaught of stories and reports about how western countries, Europe, certain Asian countries and their master across the Atlantic are imposing new and ever more expanded and devious sanctions against Russia, its leaders, its businesses, industries
Regional independence is not always beneficial to the people. It is in principle a positive step towards self-determination, only if independence involves not just political self-reliance, as is self-evident, and, most importantly in the globalization era, economic self-reliance, which is a prerequisite for national and economic sovereignty
Vladimir Putin believes in rationality and in humanism and he is wrong. Vladimir Putin and Russia are demonized by the most inept and ruthless propaganda in years. Yet this propaganda is one century old; it began in 1914, but the big guys never give up. Ask Cameron and Obama for instance: ready for any total war
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called the year 2014 a new starting point in world's history, noting that Western countries ceased to recognize Russia's national interests. "Obviously, with our country, as well as with other countries, one can not speak from a position of economic blackmail," said Medvedev
The issue of security of the Russian segment of the Internet will be a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Russian Security Council. Officials will make a number of decisions regulating the use of the Internet in Russia, providing for the ability to cut the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency
I address myself to the organizers and followers of Islamic State, appealing for a process of dialogue and sense in a world that is spinning out of control, riven with sectarian and religions violence, appealing for a new approach which will counter the loathing felt towards you and the determination to destroy you.
over the past 14 years, Chinese investments in India amounted to only $700 million. China is the first trading partner for India, although for Beijing, India comes 12th. The trade between the two countries is estimated at nearly $70 billion. China's GDP is more than six times the size of Indian GDP
The history of Scotland is very rich when it comes to money or the banking business. The first joint-stock commercial bank was also a Scottish idea - it opened in the middle of the XIX century, having subsequently become, in fact, the basis of the global financial system. Nevertheless, the monetary future of independent Scotland was rather vague
The two Russian teams in the UEFA Europa League group phase, namely FK Dinamo Moskva and FK Krasnodar, both had excellent results away in Groups E and H, respectively. Dinamo won against Panathinaikos in Greece by two goals to one, while Krasnodar drew 1-1 in Lille, France.
On her first country visit as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson today highlighted the need for women's political participation and leadership at all levels. Ms. Watson's visit to Uruguay comes at an opportune moment as the country gears up for national elections, and where a one-time quota law guaranteeing 30 per...
The European Parliament called on the EU and its member states not to lift sanctions imposed against Russia. According to European MPs, the EU must be prepared to impose new restrictive measures, such as exclude Russia from Russia cooperation in the nuclear field and from the system of international settlements SWIFT
Russians had inhabited the territory of southeastern Ukraine between the state of Ukraine and Crimea in the 19th century, shortly after the Crimean War (1853-55) which, by the way, some historians call the real World War I. Also those Russians of the 19th century referred to their home territory as Novorossiya, New Russia
As the UN General Assembly begins its 69th session, as the world looks beyond the Millennium Development Goals and sets about laying the foundations for lasting sustainable development, as we discover that we need one billion USD to combat the spread of the Ebola virus, we have an unnecessary polarization of East and West. Does it make sense?