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The Polish-American Landmine under the Visegrad Group

Conflicts within the European Union are continuing to intensify, and one of the most successful regional projects in Europe – the Visegrad Group – is at risk... Rather than associating themselves with the policy of Brussels and Warsaw regarding Ukraine, Budapest, Prague and Bratislava are discussing the economy, calculating their losses as a result of anti-Russian sanctions, and even criticising the European Union. Warsaw’s dissatisfaction with the course of events is growing. A lengthy article published in the leading Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza on 19 September puts the question bluntly: why is the Visegrad Group not united in its condemnation of Russia, and why is it not hurrying to rally its members around Poland as the main defender of Ukraine? Hungarians, Czechs and Slovaks are accused of collective amnesia, what the newspaper calls exaggerated trade and economic links with Russia...

Pyotr ISKENDEROV | 28.09.2014


 

Poland Left Alone as Other Visegrad Group Members Oppose Sanctions Against Russia

Poland stands for broader sanctions imposed against Russia. The other Visegrad group (also known as the "Visegrad Four" or simply "V4" meaning) member-states - the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia - oppose this policy. It’s a bad sign for Poland. As a result, Poland is left alone inside the Visegrad group. Warsaw does not exclude the possibility of leaving the “V4”  

Vladislav GULEVICH | 17.09.2014


 

Poland: Victim of Colonial ambitions

The emergence of contemporary Poland on the world map started with a military intervention. In March 1919 it attacked Russia devastated by the First World War and civil conflict. Having captured Kiev, Vilna and Minsk, Poland was not strong enough to go to Moscow and write on the Kremlin wall that speaking Russia was forbidden as Pilsudsky wanted... Poland saw itself as a great power, it dreamed of African colonies. It did not have enough «living space»... By the time Poland had internal colonies – Western Ukraine and Belarus. The occupied lands were subject to tough policy of colonization.  Poland was willingly cleansing East Kresy of foreigners: Jews, Belarusians.  Anti-Bolshevik sentiments gave rise to rampant anti-Semitism.  The authorities inspired Jewish pogroms. After Poland was occupied by Germany joint German-Polish patrols hunted for Jews... An impartial look at the past would no doubt stand the country’s elite of today a good stead as they proudly speak about the period between the two world wars...

Nikolai MALISHEVSKI | 04.09.2014


 

Dragon Teeth to Be Planted All Over Europe Again

It’s an open secret that Adolf Hitler was connived at by the United States. The US penetration was significant and intensive, especially its cooperation with the German war industry. By 1993 the United States controlled key branches of Germany’s economy, as well as large banks such as Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, Donut Bank etc.  Big business started to trust Hitler... British business also started to give donations to Fuhrer and his Nazi party... The new German government was treated extremely favorably by US and UK ruling circles... I will repeat that the Kiev junta is not in the same league with the Hitler’s regime. But, history proves that the ulcer of Nazism mixed with the poisonous substance of Russophobia grows rapidly, and sooner or later it will be on its own beyond the control of those who encouraged it...

Yuriy RUBTSOV | 01.09.2014


 

Poland: Turn of History Through Camera Lenses

The documentary film True Story. Sharp Turn in Polish History by Radik Kudoyarov hit the silver screen five years after it was shot (Ren TV, August 2, 2014). A word said or a film shot never fade away without a trace. The current events related to the fascist junta coming to power in Ukraine and the sanctions the West imposed on Russia, which opposes the ulcer of Nazism and xenophobia emerged in the heart of Europe, as well as the unseemly role of Poland negatively affecting the situation, have made the story described by the filmmakers relevant again. The film is as acute as ever today, it has become even more important for understanding what is actually happening in Eastern Europe...

Yuriy RUBTSOV | 26.08.2014


 

True Story. Sharp Turn in Polish History

In August one of Russian TV channels presented a documentary film by Radik Kudoyarov True Story. Sharp Turn in Polish History. Archives, photo and cinema material is used to highlight some burning problems of Polish foreign and internal policy in the period between the two world wars. The half-fascist dictatorship led by Pilsudski closely cooperated with Hitler’s Germany. The both governments reached a full understanding on the Munich collusion, the conquest of Austria and the division of Sudetenland. The authors of the film have come to a right conclusion saying that if Poland had joined the Soviet Union against Germany, the humanity could have been spared the horrors of the Second World War...

Pyotr GROMOV | 25.08.2014


 

Russia’s UN Initiative – Chance for Peace as NATO Mulls Stockpiling in Eastern Europe

NATO’s top Europe commander believes the alliance should preposition weapons, ammunition and all kinds of supplies in Poland to support the deployment of a large force in case of hostilities with Russia... The stockpiling of supplies is just a step short of a permanent massive deployment of foreign NATO troops in Poland... The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case... According to him, Russia’s actions in Ukraine signaled a significant «change in the relationship of the U.S. and Russia,» but America’s first response should be to look at NATO and the role it played against the Soviet Union a half century ago...

Andrei AKULOV | 02.08.2014


 

LITPOLUKRBRIG: Another EU and NATO Combat Unit Created Against Russia to Be Joined by Ukraine

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation on July 14. There was a plethora of burning issues to tackle, still the leaders found time to discuss the urgent enhancement of Lithuania - Poland - Ukrainian brigade (LITPOLUKRBRIG) up to operational status. The signing is to be expedited as the events in Ukraine unfold... LITPOLUKRBRIG, the V4 battle group, the extension of US presence and the intensification of special operations activities are all hostile concerted actions of EU, Ukraine and NATO in stark violation of the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation signed in 1997...

Andrei AKULOV | 17.07.2014


 

Visegrad group to Become a Permanently Deployed EU-NATO Rapid Response Force Reinforced by Ukraine

...On 21 March 2014, European Union Heads of State and Government and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the political provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The agreement commits both parties to promote a gradual convergence toward the EU's Common Security and Defense Policy and European Defence Agency policies. The V4 is an important step linking Ukraine – EU military structure, which depends on and closely aligns its activities with NATO. The first step on the way is joining the Visegrad Battle group military unit. Visegrad Group defence ministers made the decision at a meeting on June 1 before the formal meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels... Slovakia, as the V4 President, will promote close cooperation of military intelligence services and that cooperation will be extended by Romania and the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia)...

Andrei AKULOV | 10.07.2014


 

Bumps and Ruts on Ukraine's «Polish Road» to Europe

...Warsaw's main motives for supporting Kiev are of a geopolitical nature rather than an economic one, and they have nothing to do with charity. The idea that a significant part of modern Ukraine was once part of Poland and that in the next round of history it could still be «reunited with the motherland» lives on in the Polish consciousness. Comments to the effect that «after waiting for a suitable period, the Poles could create a federation with Ukraine» are frequently encountered in the Polish media. Publicly expressing such ideas on the official level is not considered proper, but the entire educational system and state and religious ideology of Poland is based on the view that the «Kresy Wschodnie» were Polish and were taken away from the Poles unfairly. All Polish politicians are raised on this ideology...

Dmitry MININ | 07.07.2014




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Currency Swaps in the Modern World. The Birth of the Global Currency Cartel (II)

Before 2011, unlimited swaps between central banks were open for a period of seven days. In the autumn of 2011, however, the US FRS, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Bank of Switzerland and the Bank of Canada (the ‘big six’) agreed to coordinate actions to ensure the liquidity of the global financial system... Currency wars are not going anywhere; they are just ceasing to exist within the currency pool of the ‘big six’, while new currency wars between the ‘big six’ and the rest of the world are inevitable. The success of BRICS and other countries on the periphery of global capitalism in building a fair global financial order will, to a large extent, depend on the understanding that the West has already been consolidated and has distanced itself from the rest of the world...

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