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Category Archives: Politics of Russia

Trump And Putin Speak “For More Than An Hour” By Phone; Discuss Syria, North Korea, Ukraine

As previewed this morning, when we discussed the surprise meeting between Syria’s al-Assad and Vladimir Putin in which the Syrian president said “Today, on behalf of the Syrian people, I extend my gratitude to you for what you did, we will never forget it”, the Russian president was set to hold a phone call with […]

India ‘Elites’ Mimic Washington: Claim Russian ‘Twitter Troll’ Is Backing Opposition Party

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, The US-Indian Strategic Partnership has rapidly evolved to such a point that the Indian government is now obliquely hinting that Russian twitter trolls are backing the country’s opposition leader, showing that New Delhi is willing to say and do anything in order to further ingratiate itself with Washington […]

The Costs Of Ignoring Russia

Authored by Dmitri Simes via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Current mutual hostility threatens an explosive confrontation Improving the dangerously unstable U.S.-Russia relationship will be very difficult, but it is important for U.S. national security. Current mutual hostility threatens an explosive confrontation that could destroy American (and Russian) civilization as we know it. Short of that, […]

Russia’s Real Endgame

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, Russia’s Putin has never taken his eye off the ball. His ambition is not global hegemony or European conquest. Putin seeks what Russia has always sought: regional hegemony and a set of buffer states in eastern Europe and central Asia that can add to Russia’s strategic depth. […]

Chechnya’s Leader Claims “Russian Doomsday Device” Is Activated

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, gave a rare interview to a media outlet in the United States that aired Tuesday, and what he said is taking many aback… While speaking to HBO’s Real Sports, Kadyrov denied that gay people are humans, that they exist in his region, and that […]

“It’s The ‘Russia’, Stupid!”

Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation, It’s another week in Washington and another horror show. This time it was Attorney General Jeff Sessions being grilled by Senators on whether, when, and how he might have met with certain Russians, or any Russian, or someone who might actually know a Russian. In […]

Putin Warns Of “Hot War” And Nuclear Holocaust: “I Don’t Think Anyone Would Survive”

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, With tensions among the world’s super powers mounting in places like Ukraine, Syria, North Korea and  most recently Qatar and Iran, it may only be a matter of time before someone pushes the red button. When they do, all bets are off, and as we’ve learned from the assassination […]

Putin Tells Stone: “Snowden Is Not A Traitor”

Just hours after Megyn Kelly announced on NBC’s Today show that she would be interviewing Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg tomorrow at the International Economic Forum, Showtime released the first trailer and extended clip for The Putin Interviews, a sit-down with the Russian president conducted by the film-maker Oliver Stone for a four-part special that […]

Putin: “We Should Be Grateful To President Trump: In Moscow It’s Cold And Snowing”

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday during a panel at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum that the US investigations into whether the Kremlin meddled in the US election are nothing more than "hysteria," and that the anti-Russia sentiment in the US was about as virulent as anti-semitism.  “It’s like saying everything is the Jews’ fault,” […]

Putin: “Russian Meddling Is A Fiction Democrats Invented To Divert Blame For Their Defeat”

With McCarthyism 2.0 continues to run amok in the US, spread like a virulent plague by unnamed, unknown, even fabricated sources, over in France one day after his first meeting with French president Emanuel Macron, the man who supposedly colluded with and was Trump’s pre-election puppet master (but had to wait until after the election […]