EU may tighten sanctions against Russia if Moscow recognizes the results of the coming elections in the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk on November 2. A source in the Russian government, in turn, confirmed the existence of a closed addendum to the Minsk agreements that envisaged the elections in the Donbass before November 3
State Duma deputy from the LDPR faction, Roman Khudyakov, sent a letter to the Nobel Committee, in which the MP proposed to deprive US President Barack Obama of the Nobel Peace Prize, which he received five years ago. The Russian MP proceeds from illegal, in his opinion, and violent actions of the US President in the Middle East and Ukraine
The US needs a long, protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine. Given the fact that during the last months, before the so-called truce, the situation was not developing in favor of the Kiev junta, such a victorious war would be advantageous to the US. They understand in the United States that the junta can not win the war in the south-east of Ukraine
It is really a great achievement of the Nobel award committee that it has created an environment in which criticism of the Nobel prizes is always rubbished and in which controversies are taken just as part and parcel of the scenario of the Nobel awards announcements
On October 14, more than 200 police people escorted the bulldozer to demolish the home of Hassan Abu-Sweilem in the unrecognized village of Wadi Naam. Hassan was to be married ten days later. He had worked hard and created a beautiful home for his bride-to-be.
Not long ago, back in February of this year, the whole world (or much of it) looked forward to the 2014 Winter Olympics. I did too. The host country, Russia, promised to showcase their very best for all those nations that were entered. And President Vladimir Putin made sure that the attendees would not be disappointed...
The recent parliamentary elections in Ukraine showed that the parliament will be dominated by the "war party" of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, although the "peace party" of Poroshenko is not peace-loving at all. The war will resume, while the authorities will try to distract public attention from socio-economic problems that Ukraine is facing today
The administration of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft has developed a complex of measures to support the real sector of economy, as well as responsive measures to be taken against the countries that introduced sectoral sanctions against Russia. The company proposed to freeze the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline project
We have two separate humanitarian crises looming, quite apart from the devastating Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa, with its tentacles reaching far and wide; Islamic State in the Middle East, spreading terror, hatred and death...with its tentacles reaching far and wide. So where is the story on two different potential catastrophes?
The United States needed just three more percent to get rid of Russia's BRICS ally, Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff. Money and experience of George Soros was used along with manipulations in electronic vote counting, but it was probably a miracle that did not let that happen. Russia should support loyal governments in Latin America
The recent UN report called World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development, which focuses on women's rights, capabilities, leadership and unpaid care work, states that there is an undeniable link between sustainable development and gender equality.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his speech at the Valdai Club in Sochi: "I am a European by conviction. I know that Europe and Russia share the same road and common future." Nevertheless, it was Putin's most anti-European of his recent speeches. What is Europe today? Does Russia want to be a European country? Does Russia need it?
I recently finished reading Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy. It is the third and final chapter of his American Trilogy and I think the best of the three. Ellroy writes of flesh and blood, heart and feeling and always of human beings. With the old James, the roads that lead us from one point of life to another, are never straight but a convoluted...