Modern geopolitics in the West has always targeted Russia. Russia is seen of course as an evil empire, also as the Heartland of Eurasia, heir of the Mongols, enjoying so the biggest and most strategic position on earth. Twice invaded and destroyed by the troops of Napoleon and Hitler, Russia is still considered the land of Asiatic invaders
Most Americans are ignorant of Russia's incredible contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan. Americans can barely remember the details of World War II. What the US populace knows of Russia's efforts in WWII is viewed through the lopsided American narrative of that war and the equally discolored American tale of the Cold War
Russia has recently unveiled its Project 1239 rocket ship to the world. Representing Russia's Black Sea Fleet, the unique missile hovercraft "Bora" took part in the international exhibition of defense industry AIDEF 2013, which was held in Istanbul on May 7-10. The newest Russian rocket ships of this type will soon turn 20 years old
During the times of Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, significant additional funds from energy exports, collected in these funds, were used to acquire U.S. securities. The funds were thus working for the U.S. economy. Probably for this reason, some Western connoisseurs described Kudrin as "the best finance minister" without specifying the country
As you have probably already guessed, I am exposing the sources accusations, to weaken their credibility and to show how politically motivated and shallow they are. In fact in this case I will not even read the article. What we have achieved already is exposed the fact that "The Moscow Times" is funded by Wall Street in New York.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International who watched NATO kill 50,000 blacks, women and children in Libya are agitating because the laws passed by the Russian Duma interfere in the work of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), seeks to cast government critics as clandestine enemies, thereby threatening the viability of Russia's civil society.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a regular televised Q&A conference with Russian citizens on April 25th. As in the previous times, there were plenty of issues to discuss. Evaluating the style of his policy, Putin said that it was impossible to compare the current model of governance with that of Stalin's era
In the past year, the Russian space program and related industries seem to have gotten out of the state of economic hibernation. It appears that the industry's stagnation is over, and distant and near prospects have been identified in a recent large-scale meeting near the new cosmodrome in the Far East
The Foundation for the Development of Civil Society is soon to publish a major report concerning a very contentious subject: the use of the Russian Internet for political purposes and consequent censorship of the Internet and filtering content. Anyone who is interested in politics is aware of the existence in Russia of a blacklist of websites
There is a lack of professional workers in Russia. The issue stems from numerous upheavals of recent years as well as demographic gaps - a consequence of a distant war. The resettlement of Russians living outside of Russia could solve these problems. This obvious solution for a long time could not be translated into a conscious government policy
Foreign Agents Registration Act came into force in Russia in November 2012. According to the law, non-profit organizations that conduct political activities in Russia on the funds they receive from abroad should be registered with the Ministry for Justice as foreign agents. Political NGOs immediately became opposed to their designation as agents.
State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin may take part in the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in the fall of 2013. Last year, the chairman of the lower house of the Russian parliament refused to participate in the event due to the position taken by some leaders of the PACE and a number of "Russophobian delegations"
The Obama Administration sent for the approval of the U.S. Congress the "Magnitsky list" that includes 18 people. 16 of them are directly linked with the case of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Another two were included on certain humanitarian grounds. All of them, in case of approval by the Congress, will not be able to visit the US