The U.S. administration suspects that Russia is violating the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) that has been in effect since June 1, 1988. It is widely believed in Russia that the agreement was if not a mistake, then a highly controversial decision. However, Washington has no valid claims to Moscow
A criminal case has been filed against former Defense Minister of Russia, Anatoly Serdyukov. "Finally," many people sighed with relief. Yet, the case was filed on a relatively "soft" Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code - "Negligence". However, it was later reported that the case could be reclassified to fit a more serious article
A huge pavilion styled as a huge LV suitcase was erected on Red Square in Moscow, which raised concerns with the general public and politicians. The Moscow mayor's office has decided to shrug the problem off. A Kremlin source said that the administration of the Russian presidential demanded the pavilion on Red Square should be dismantled
Russia will oppose policies of a number of countries trying to take the Northern Sea Route out of Russia's jurisdiction. This statement was made by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. He said that "a number of countries are trying to impose their control over shipping routes in the Arctic and the Bering Strait."
In October of last year, Vitaly Davydov who was then deputy head of Roscosmos, stated that the agency planned to place eight stations in the United States. He also stressed that there were 19 measuring stations of the American GPS system in Russia. What does Russia want to place on the territory of the United States?
On November 16, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, or the Magnitsky Act for short. The act, in particular, provides for sanctions against members of Russian law enforcement agencies and judges allegedly involved in the death of auditor Sergei Magnitsky
Another famous person stood up for the activists of Greenpeace, who were detained on Arctic Sunrise ship near Prirazlomnaja oilrig and then placed in a detention center in St. Petersburg. His name is Paul McCartney. On his website, the legendary musician published a letter asking Russian president Vladimir Putin to release the activists
the problem of separatism in Russia is very serious. This is a disease of people residing both in the federal center and the regions. There are all sorts of "regionals" in Siberia and so on. On the other hand, there are snobs in the center who call for the separation of the Caucasus and dividing Russia into eight states to ensure better management
A year ago, President Vladimir Putin announced the replacement of the head of the Ministry of Defense. Instead of Anatoly Serdyukov, Sergei Shoigu who used to head the Moscow region was appointed to the position. Serdyukov was one of the most disliked Russian ministers. Numerous critics blamed a failed (mildly put) reform of the armed forces on him
The Day of the October Revolution, November 7, is still a public holiday in Belarus. In Russia, it stopped being one after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Russian Revolution shook not only to Russia, but radically changed the whole world. And the world we see around us today, would be unthinkable without it
The National Arctic zone covers 21.6 percent of the Russian territory, which is slightly more than one fifth. The vast areas are comparable with much of the same in Europe. But the population of this huge area in early 2013 was just over 2.3 million people, with the population density of only 0.63 people per square kilometer
These are real events and real actions of Putin who influenced the world politics. These actions may have an impact on a global scale. Putin's initiative has averted an invasion in Syria. Still, there are no guarantees that the US has completely abandoned its plans against Syria, but at least for now it will be extremely difficult
On October 29, 1918 the Russian Communist Youth League was established. Eight years later, it was transformed into the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League, also called Komsomol. The organization became history with the collapse of the Soviet Union, but people still remember it two decades later