The U.S. State Department has not left the comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine without attention. US officials demonstrated their excellent knowledge of Russian literature. "The world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote," the response for the Russian president ran
There have been remarkable changes in the U.S. rhetoric against Russia in the last few days. They ranged from threats to isolate the Russian Federation politically and economically to the acknowledgement that Moscow has its own interests in the Crimea, and Washington is ready to help Russia in "taming the hooligans"
U.S. imperialism is on the offensive on two fronts. Obliged by Russia to back down in Syria, it launches attacks in Ukraine and Venezuela. In Ukraine, Washington's support to forces engaged in toppling President Iakunovitch was conspicuous. In Venezuela, the U.S. strategy is more subtle, the Embassy in Caracas and the CIA playing an important role.
Fewer Americans believe that President Barack Obama is respected by his counterparts. The opinions of the Americans have changed dramatically in the past year, Gallup study published on February 24 said. A year ago, 53 percent of respondents thought that Obama was a respected leader in the world. Today this is the opinion of 43 percent
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a plan to shrink the army by nearly one hundred thousand troops. By the end of 2015 the number of troops will be the lowest in the postwar years and will approach the level of 1940. Certain types of aircraft will be retired. The priority will be the development of rapid reaction forces
U.S. President Barack Obama is very active in condemning the actions of the authorities in Venezuela, Ukraine, and Syria. Yet, he does not see the deaths in similar circumstances in Egypt, Bahrain, or Thailand. This is not a political shortsightedness but an elaborate chess game participation in which Obama is denying
While the U.S. is enthusiastically engaged in the struggle with the Russian "anti-gay laws," conservative American states are busy "violating the freedom of sexual minorities." The position of U.S. lawmakers is interesting in this situation. More precisely, what other countries would think of their lawmaking
Western media go on rampage in their anti-Russian campaign that uses the terminology of the Cold War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wrote in his article. An expert from the U.S. agrees with him, urging Obama to reach a new level of partnership with Russia. Media wars against Russia look cartoonish
The recording of a telephone conversation of Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland who used an F-word when describing the EU policy in Ukraine is breaking records on YouTube. Washington is not arguing the authenticity of the recording, but Nuland has already apologized to the the U.S. European allies
According to British experts, Russia is in the world top three in terms of military expenditure. The country is increasing its military spending, because Russian defense industry is in need of revamping and the army needs to be rearmed. However, the Russian military-industrial complex is nowhere near the absolute leadership in terms of expenditure
The US has planned, but never implemented an intervention in Syria, has nearly defaulted and experienced a temporary government shutdown due to a conflict between the Congress, the Senate and the president; Obamacare is failing, Snowden makes his revelations. The approval rating of the first black president of the United States fell to a record low
Intelligence agencies of the United States were spying on former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. The news about American special services is no longer a surprise. When there is too much of dirty laundry, the machine stops working. America violates both diplomatic principles and the principles established by international agreements
One of the serious problems in the relations between Russia and the countries of Latin America is the lack of full information about each other. There is a lot of potential. Russia's image in Latin America is "quite positive," it could be better, and the converse statement is also true. Western media constantly attack the policies of Latin America