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Compensation for «Soviet Occupation»? Not Before Vilnius and Klaipėda are Returned to Their Owners

The attempts by the governments of the Baltic states over the last twenty years to win reimbursement from Russia for the «damages» suffered during the «Soviet occupation» have culminated in a «memorandum of cooperation», which was signed in Riga on Nov. 5 by the justice ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania...

Yuriy RUBTSOV | 12.11.2015


 

Juncker’s Quotas: Requiem for Baltics

When the Baltic states were admitted to the European Union in 2004, most of their citizens had the impression that they were joining an “elite club.” In their imaginations, the EU existed in order to dispense millions of euros from its coffers. But that’s not how things turned out...

Vladimir NESTEROV | 17.09.2015


 

A Threat to World Peace

On 9 July 2015 US Marine General Joseph Dunford appeared in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee and announced that «If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I would have to point to Russia. And if you look at their behaviour, it’s nothing short of alarming». He said that without weapons to counter tank and artillery fire, Ukrainian troops would not be able to fend off «Russian aggression» and that «from a military perspective it's reasonable that we provide that support to the Ukrainians»...

Brian CLOUGHLEY | 21.07.2015


 

EU Ready for Well-Planned Disinformation Campaign against Russia and Other States

The EU «strategic communication plan» to counter «Russian propaganda» in Europe has not been published yet, but the very fact of its existence hits the radar screen. Originally, the nine-page plan (already seen by many reporters) was to be made public at the June 25-26 session of the European Council...

Dmitry BABICH | 05.07.2015


 

Move your arsenal! US tanks, APCs, Humvees roll through Latvia (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A freight train carrying a whole column of American armored vehicles has been caught on camera in Latvia. Dalbe Railway Station, where the train was reportedly spotted several days ago, is less than 300km from the Russian border.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 12.12.2014


 

NATO Beefs Up European Presence – Balancing on Brink of Dangerous Aggravation

«Changes to troop locations will be made at the political level to address the new paradigm in the wake of the Russian-Ukraine crisis», Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, head of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, tweeted on May 7... The exercises conducted simultaneously result in a dangerous stand-off. It means balancing on the brink of serious aggravation and nobody knows where a spark may come from. SOF subversive activities in the explosive region are certainly not the best way to ease tensions. Sitting down and talking things over is a much more preferable approach. Perhaps the international event in Normandy was a chance President Obama opted to miss. But it’s never too late to do what is right.

Andrei AKULOV | 25.06.2014


 

US Uses Ukraine as Pretext for Launching Energy War against Russia

As it became clear that the economic sanctions against Russia are going to backlash against the United States and the European Union, the West started to study other ways to «punish» Russia, including bringing down market energy rates. Obama promised to start gas deliveries from the US straight to Europe. Many saw it as the start of energy war against Russia. On March 26, the US House Foreign Affairs Committee held hearing on «The Geopolitical Potential of the U.S. Energy Boom» to study the ways how the energy production growth in the United States could be used against Russia... Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs, said Europe’s dependence on Russia’s energy supplies paralyzed the US Ukraine’s policy. The US influence and the authority of US President have diminished globally. According to Royce, the way to rectify the situation is to weaken Russia by pushing it away from traditional markets and bringing energy prices down...

Nikolai BOBKIN | 31.03.2014


 

EU: Сolossus with Feet of Clay

Ten years ago, on March 29, 2004, the EU took a hasty decision on enlargement adding simultaneously ten more new members: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus and Malta. As a result, the European Union became an all-European organization instead of being an economic community. It gave rise to new problems and contradictions... The Ukraine’s becoming a failed state is a result of the EU’s policy of expansion further into Eurasia with the help of Eastern Partnership program...

Pyotr ISKENDEROV | 29.03.2014


 

Iskander – Response to BMD. Should West Further Provoke Russia? (I)

Russiahas moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles closer to Europe's borders in response to the US-led deployment of a missile defence shield... In this regard I believe it is expedient to recall that the US has 180 В61 airborne nuclear munitions deployed in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey to be delivered by F-15E иF-16 combat planes (Russia has no nuclear weapons outside its territory). The nuclear-capable aircraft are part of the inventory of non-nuclear states like Belgium, Turkey and the Netherlands. German and Italian Tornados also have the capability to deliver nuclear В61. The Siauliai-based (Lithuania) nuclear capable planes patrol in rotation the skies near the Russian border. They could reach Smolensk in 15-20 minutes, for instance.  It would be total irresponsibility on the part of Russia not to take appropriate measures…

Andrei AKULOV | 20.12.2013




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US Targets Russia and China with North Korea Pretext

The North Korean state is routinely mocked in the West for engaging in hyperbole and bombast. Ironically, the Western reaction to its latest satellite launch is a carnival of knee-jerk hysteria and hyperbole. But all the bluster has conveniently given Washington an opportunity to proceed with its global missile shield plans. That is far more destabilizing to international security than any alleged North Korean violation...

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