Many readers of internationally famous publications believe that the world political favorite is Vladimir Putin, while Obama and Merkel received only 2% and 4% of approval. And that comes after Vladimir Putin was recognized as the most influential politician of the world according to Forbes and a Person of the Year according to Time
One can say that there are two ways for the situation to develop. The first one is peaceful, relatively peaceful. If the junta does not dare to start a war, then Donetsk, with difficulty, will hold a referendum on independence and desire to live in the united but federal Ukraine. Apparently, the referendum will be held in Lugansk as well
The Crimean Parliament adopted the new constitution of the republic. All 88 deputies present in the auditorium voted for the constitution. The approval of the Constitution of the Crimea by Russian central authorities is not required. According to the Constitution, the Republic of Crimea is a legal and democratic state within the Russian Federation
On Thursday, April a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be hosted in Moscow. The agenda includes issues of regional and international security. The meeting will take place almost immediately after the meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member countries
The appearance of the national payment system in Russia is a matter of time. Sberbank CEO promised that the NPS based on the universal electronic card would appear in the country within the next 6 months. Will the Russians finally get a convenient and technically simple system? Will other major players in the banking sector agree to invest in it?
The West continues to analyze the events of the last few weeks and tries to understand what will happen next. Some in the U.S. believe the U.S. administration and president himself are wrong when they talk about the isolation of Russia. In fact, Vladimir Putin has laid the foundation for the creation of an alternative to the transatlantic alliance
We have experienced unprecedented pressure from the West and continue to experience it. There is an ongoing blackmail, psychological pressure. There are attempts to isolate Russia and turn it into a pariah country. This was clearly stated by US president Barack Obama. This Nobel Peace Prize winner collects units under his banner to isolate Russia...
Many Western experts believe that the Ukrainian crisis has given a new impetus to the existence of NATO. Prior to the events in Ukraine, political scientists tried to understand what the alliance would do in the future. Now Washington and Brussels seem to have decided on the semantics - "containment of Russia."
The year 2013 was quite a successful year for the Russian foreign policy. This has to do primarily with the fact that we managed to reduce the risks, the crisis, in the sense that there has been no armed open clash in Syria. It was Russia that had an impact on the Syrian leadership that convinced them to choose chemical disarmament
Vladimir Putin looks nowadays like a quiet knight who knows not exactly how to deal with a mad dragon. It is obvious that for western generals and commentators, history is always a story told by an idiot, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing.
On March 18 2014, Russia and the Crimea signed the agreement on the accession of the republic to the Russian Federation. Today, the President of Russia submitted a bill to the Federal Assembly, with a request to approve the bill about the accession of the Republic of Crimea in the Russian Federation
The Crimea precedent will make us look differently at similar issues in the Former Soviet Union. The problem was incited by Soviet authorities who loosely drew administrative boundaries between different regions. There are many of those who "suffered" from such actions, including, primarily, Transnistria, Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
The XI Paralympic Winter Games are opening in Sochi today, March 7th. As many as 600 athletes from 45 countries will take part in the competitions. Paralympics always create a special atmosphere - because unlike the Olympics, this is not just a sports festival, but also a proof of the power and resilience of human spirit