Does anyone remember wonderful suggestions from Mikhail Khodorkovsky to give Russian nuclear weapons away to the United States to write off Russian debts that Putin subsequently repaid by the way? Does anyone remember Khodorkovsky's another suggestion to sell a half of the Russian oil industry to American oil giants?
Recently, the Federation Council suggested introducing a "stop-list" for foreign NGOs in Russia that either implement political tasks to the benefit of foreign states or finance Russian NGOs for the same purpose. Let's take a look at well-known political NGOs. Many of them do not work in Russia officially anymore
What future will the Eurasian Economic Union have? Will EEU members use the experience of the Soviet or of the European Union? Will they integrate on fundamentally new principles? A lot was destroyed after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A lot was lost, and Russia reoriented her foreign economic ties to European, American and African countries
During the 1990s, Russia joined a multitude of international organizations that were created without Russia's participation. Those organizations were established to disregard Russia's national interests. Russia, a giant state, one of the two ruling powers on the planet in the 20th century, turned out to be under someone else's jurisdiction
A recent memo from Russia's Society for Protection of Consumers' Rights about traveling to the Crimea sparked a large-scale scandal in Russia that lasts for several days already. The memo even attracted President Putin's attention
A meeting between Russian President Putin and Italian Prime Minister Renzi took place in Milan today, July 22. The Russian president made a number of important statements about Russia's foreign politics, sanctions and relations with the EU and the notorious G7. Putin spoke about Western intervention in the context of growing tensions in Libya
Before the ISS project started, the Americans were practically nobody in the field of manned spaceflights. Nowadays, Russia and the USA are about on the same level with it comes to space technology, spaceflight training and long-term staying in space. Russia has excellent rockets that no one else in the world can make
Russian institutions in Belgium received arrest warrants for state property of the Russian Federation in the European country. The list of the arrested Russian public property includes the local branch of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian representative office in Eurocontrol, representative offices of non-governmental organizations and media
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would aim its striking forces at the territories that posed a threat to Russia's security. "If someone threatens our security, we will have to aim our striking forces at the territories, from where the threat comes." According to Putin, it is NATO that is approaching Russia's borders
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russian Armed Forces would receive more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. The new missiles would be capable of overcoming any, even most technically advanced missile defense systems, Putin also said. Russia has also developed a new amphibious ship to replace the French Mistrals
Dagestani preacher Abu Khalid Nadir swore an oath to the Islamic State, thereby creating a new threat to stability in the North Caucasus region. The emergence of such an organization was beneficial to Sunni monarchies of the Gulf. Paradoxically, but it was profitable to Israel. The Islamic State was financed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the USA.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stated that London was considering an opportunity to deploy US cruise missiles on the territory of the United Kingdom as Russia's actions could not be left unanswered. In fact, Russia's sworn friends have been moving their red lines closer and closer to Moscow. Can Russia have its forces in Russia?
Carrots from Israel, cucumbers from Serbia, fruit from Africa - this is what most Russians can find in food stores nowadays after Russia embargoed food imports from European countries. Finding domestic products in Russian supermarkets is not an easy task. Why can't Russian consumers buy Russian food?