Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women's rights, women's empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women and girls face new and more complex challenges.
Despite the fact that the weakening of the ruble has been predicted since late 2013, the rapid devaluation of the Russian currency is now associated with political instability in Ukraine. We asked experts whether the Ukrainian revolution and instability adversely affected the ruble and whether the situation will continue to deteriorate
Emergence of statehood is evident in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. A government independent of Kiev has been formed, a referendum to change the status of the Crimea from the autonomy to a state has been announced, and a decision to form their own Ministry of Defense has been made. The primary goal is to hold a referendum on self-determination
Recent events in the Ukraine made me remember the events in South Ossetia. Especially, how the US and the West blamed Russia for invading Georgia. A huge information war was waged against Russia. It happened again in 2012 during the Russian Presidential elections and again regarding the Ukraine today
Ukraine is a friendly state for Russia, and Russia has no enemies there, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at today's press conference. On March 4, Putin held a press conference in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence to comment the events in Ukraine. This is the first time, when the Russian leader gives public comments on the situation in Ukraine
As the debate about a future global development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 gathers pace, there is broad agreement that gender equality and women's empowerment are crucial components. Women's empowerment is increasingly seen as central to reducing poverty and better public health outcomes.
Before we have a display of butt-faced, pig-headed arrogance, insolence and intrusion from Mr. John Kerry in Kiev, let us see the real issues behind the scenes, let us cut the hype and hysteria and let us start from a clear standpoint that the United States of America has not one iota of moral credibility to lecture anyone on anything.
Revolution and madness has engulfed the Ukraine tarnishing the validity of sanity of brotherly countrymen as violence and chaos fuels ultra-nationalist movements in an atmosphere of anarchy. The world stands on the brink of nuclear disaster. The current Crimean Crisis draws eerie parallels to the Cuban Missile Crisis
The State Duma of the Russian Federation has registered a bill about the annexation of the Crimea to the Russian Federation. The West does not need another "cold war" with Russia. The West does not want to see its relations with Russia in ruins. None of NATO countries will go to war with Russia because of the conflict
In Ukraine, bandits called by EU representatives "peaceful protesters" are robbing, beating, raping and extorting money "for the revolution." Even the "Commandant of Maidan" Andrei Paruby acknowledged that "something went wrong," although earlier he promised that "Kiev will see order it has never seen before"
Has the Fuehrer finally become the inspirer of the West? After the destruction of Iraq or various states of Central America, after the extermination of 4 million Vietnamese, it seems that the West, believing in its eternal and capitalistic force, omnipotent propaganda and humanitarian Messianism, wants its final war with the Russian bear
Centuries ago a wise man wrote that there's no nicer verse than what the poem says "when your heart calls you, how do you respond?". In these our recent days, Ouday the old Syrian wrote to me that the answer may be this: Damascus you are the chalice, the brush, the sword.
The irresponsibility of the western media calling Oleksandr Turchynov "Interim President" and referring to the "new Government" of Ukraine walks hand in hand with the notion that Governments can be deposed and instated by groups of armed thugs on the streets. Turchynov claims power, but what about the massive voting fraud in the Rada?