I "found" PRAVDA.Ru almost by accident. Your acknowledged goal of opening up ties/commerce, etc. with the West is excellent. Mr. Putin seems to feel the same way and is greatly admired by many people here in the U.S. Most Americans -certainly not all, but most-would welcome open and friendly relations with Russia. To that end, your PRAVDA.Ru (in English) is very positive and interesting. Two comments: 1)have you ever considered placing a few advertisements in major U.S. newspapers to let Americans know you exist? The results from even a modest campaign in NY/LA/CHI/DAL etc. might surprise you. 2) I realize you are for free and open speech. However, your Forum is virtually dominated by "fringe types", i.e. members of one anti-something (anti-everything?) group or another. If you want to give readers the impression that "Nuts rule!", just go on this way. However, the ultimate cost will be your credibility. Remember, in a society of 280 million Americans, just .0001 equals 28,000 people. Using the legendary Bell Curve, .0001 of ANYTHING will produce serious aberrations - that is the group generally dominating your Forum. I will bet that at least .0001 of the Russian population thinks that Stalin was a "cool guy" and that the Gulag was an efficient model for maximizing productivity in the workforce. I know you don’t want to "censor"...but you may want to think about "editing".
John Hickey Plano, Texas
Chinese military experts are confident that there are only three countries of the world - Russia, the United States and China - that are capable of developing and building fifth generation fighter aircraft