Russians starve against the backdrop of sanctions, they can not raise loans to buy something they need, so why haven't they rebelled against Putin yet? This is a question that many Western publications and bloggers ask in their articles and posts after Putin's address to the Federal Assembly last week
Russia's eastern vector of development takes more visible and clear outlines. After visiting China, President Putin paid a visit to Turkey. Russia should have stopped pulling the rope with the EU about the construction of the South Stream long ago. Russia should proceed from defensive to offensive position on the political field
The West imposes sanctions on us based on one simple thing. In their opinion, in 23 years, the Russian society has turned into a consumer society, which, in general, does not care where to live, what to believe, but the main question is how to consume. For consumer, there is no homeland, homeland for them is a place where they can consume
The West threw Ukraine into absolute chaos, but the US and the EU continue to put on a good face. Vladimir Putin sobers up the world community with his statements, but nobody dares to openly support the Russian president. Today, Putin is one of the leading politicians of the world. It goes about not ten or twenty, but three politicians
Putin is trying to show that putting pressure on him is useless. The president clearly indicated his intention to support the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. Thus, it is now obvious that Putin will not tolerate the destruction of the people's republics. This is the main conclusion from an interview to a German TV channel
It is believed that by the beginning of 1991, the USSR had about 20-22,000 units of tactical nuclear weapons. This impressive arsenal was the result of forty years of an intensive arms race. Noteworthy, it was not the "totalitarian" USSR that started the arms race, but the liberal and democratic USA
On September 1, 2014 the US State Department published a report, in which it was stated that for first time since the collapse of the USSR, Russia reached parity with the US in the field of strategic nuclear weapons. Thus, Washington admitted that Moscow regained the status that the Soviet Union had obtained by mid-70's of the XX century
Russian President Vladimir Putin is having a very busy work schedule this week. He is attending several large-scale international summits - APEC, G20 and BRICS summits. Russia intends to draw the attention of the respectable world forum to issues of attracting investment, trade restrictions, the need for structural reforms and economic growth
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?
Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared on international discussion forum Valdai on October 24 in Sochi. During his speech, Putin cracked down on the US-led politics in the Middle East and the rest of the world, opposing the thesis of American exceptionalism. Putin also said that Russia helped Yanukovych stay alive at the peak of the crisis
A little more than three months have passed since ISIL militants announced the creation of a new state on the occupied territories of Syria and Iraq. Until now, it has not been possible to either contain or localize the threat that comes from the organization. The militants threaten many countries in the world, and Russia is not an exception
Another country tries to bar Russian pop singers from entering its territory. This time, it goes about the UK. Two Russian singers - Joseph Kobzon and Valeriya - are expected to perform in London on October 21.
In the Italian city of Milan that hosts the 10th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks on issues of the Ukrainian crisis with leaders of Western countries and his Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko. The meetings may bring results that could contribute to resolving the situation in the east of Ukraine