Russian President Putin, who did not go to Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, visited the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center in Moscow, where he took part in commemorative events. In Auschwitz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reminded everyone who liberated the largest death factory in history of mankind
The label "Donbass - Ukraine's enemy" - is not a product of modern times. The region was an anti-Ukrainian territory during the first Orange Revolution. The "new Ukraine" said that the people of Donbass were "subhumans". Now the Kiev authorities have flooded the whole country with blood. Yatsenyuk and Turchynov are not Ukraine. They are murderers
The US and the European Union may disconnect Russia from the system of international payments SWIFT. Should this occur, Russia will have to take drastic measures. There will be only one step left for Russia to do - to voice a threat. Is Russia is disconnected, US ambassadors to Russia and Russian ambassadors to the USA may leave their offices
Rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Russia's credit rating to the speculative BB+ grade. Russia's rating has been downgraded to the "junk" level for the first time since 2005. The next revision of Russia's credit rating is scheduled for April 17, 2015, with a negative outlook. The dollar rose by 5.06 rubles
I love America, but my country ought not grind a prison heel into those who should be in psychiatric wards. It is time for representatives to realize they do a disservice to the homeland when they recklessly antagonize petty egomaniacs who deserve more pity than prosecution
The Independent on Sunday has revealed that having decided to back George W. Bush in the illegal March 2003 invasion of Iraq come what may, in November 2002 the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, with senior advisors, consulted "six wise men" - then ignored all they had to say.
The Geneva peace talks, meant to resolve the crisis in Libya where rival militias and their respective governments are at war over the control of the country, so far failed to be fruitful. It in fact is believed that the lame leading the blind would have yielded better results than the UN-brokered mediation, facilitated by a Bilderberg Group member...
Events in Ukraine and Syria, and recent tensions between the Western world and Russia, show that we have reached a new turning point in international relations based on trade and financial restrictions. The U.S. has chosen to manipulate oil prices, using a method left over from the Cold War, in order to hurt Russia
When the former Goldman Sachs executive who runs the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that he was going to print 720 billion euros annually with which to purchase bad debts from the politically connected big banks, the euro sank and the stock market and Swiss france shot up
Asteroid 2004 BL86, slated to swoosh by Earth on Jan. 26, is the largest known body to pass near our home planet until 2027. The asteroid will miss Earth at a velocity of about 15.7 km/s. This January is a busy month for near-Earth asteroids. Only this week, two space rocks passed by our planet at a very close distance of less than 2 LD
The head of the Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information Policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Victoria Syumar, stated that she would no longer tolerate Russia's information warfare against Ukraine
Recently, frequent attempts have been made to revisit the role of the Soviet Union in World War Two. Suffice it to mention statements from Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk regarding the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany, as well as from Polish Minister Schetyna, who said that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Ukrainians
The dollar shows a steady growth with regard to other until recently stable world currencies. But is the dollar that strong? After all, the U.S. has a state debt of 18 trillion dollars and can declare a technical default at any moment. Recent rise of the Swiss franc showed that the dollar is far from being a safe haven for investors