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    ‘Chief beneficiary’ of Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria is Moscow TV, new poll shows

    There have been innumerable surveys of Russian attitudes over the last decade, but most of them have been limited in their value by the fact that participants likely answered some of the most important questions by saying what they believed those behind the polls wanted to hear, Igor Yakovenko says. But two polls, one taken … The post ‘Chief...

    Putin outdoes Potemkin for World Cup

    In 1787, Prince Grigory Potemkin erected special villages to impress his lover, Catherine the Great, on her trip to Crimea. Unlike real Russian villages, these were clean and bright and designed to give the impression that the people there were happy. After she passed through, they were were taken down and then up again further … The post Putin...

    Putin is consistent but the West isn’t, Portnikov says

    At the very moment that the international investigation of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner concluded that Moscow was behind that terrorist act, Western leaders and businessmen were in St. Petersburg to cozy up with Vladimir Putin and to try to make deals to enrich themselves, Vitaly Portnikov observes. Indeed, at his press conference with …...

    Russia positioning to attack Ukraine from Sea of Azov, Ukrainian general says

    Moscow’s harassment of Ukrainian shipping in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Straits may have a more ominous side than just limiting the transit of civilian and military vessels between Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea and the world ocean beyond. Vasyl Bohdan, a retired Ukrainian lieutenant general, says … The post Russia...

    Parliamentary control over intelligence services essential to Ukraine

    The bill is awaiting approval after the second reading. It provides for fundamental changes in a number of laws relating to the activities of the SBU (Secret Service of Ukraine), military intelligence, NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine), counterintelligence, etc. The purpose of this reform is to introduce an effective mechanism for...

    Hacked military docs reveal how the Russian 18th motorized brigade invaded Crimea

    The Russian occupation of Crimea started back in 2014, four years ago, following the three-month long Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, which culminated in nearly one hundred protesters being shot by police special units, after which then-president Viktor Yanukovych fled Ukraine to Russia. Many top officials, including ministers, parliament...

    Another country where ‘local’ Nazis are a front for Russia – Georgia

    “The majority of the leaders of Georgian fascists and neo-Nazis are in one way or another connected with Russian organizations and money,” another example of the Kremlin’s proclivity for using extremists of all kinds in other countries to destabilize them, according to a new report by the Georgian branch of Transparency International....

    74 years on, Russian genocide of Crimean Tatars continues

    Seventy-four years ago, Joseph Stalin deported the Crimean Tatars from their historical homeland, an action that cost nearly 200,000 lives at the time, set the stage for Vladimir Putin’s Anschluss of the Ukrainian peninsula, and continues in the form of a Russian genocide against that nation. On May 18, Crimean Tatars in their occupied...

    Are Russian oligarchs serving as Putin’s ‘little green men’ in Belarus?

    In the wake of the political changes in Yerevan, Belarusian analysts are saying that Moscow would not react as calmly to similar changes in Minsk because unlike Armenia, which is constrained by its geography, Minsk could in fact change sides in the conflict between Russia and the West. Consequently, they argue, Moscow is now likely … The post Are...

    China now building five frigates a year: Russia only one every ten

    Last weekend, Beijing announced that its second aircraft carrier had begun sea trials, an especially disturbing development from Moscow’s point of view where analysts are wondering when or even if Russia’s only aircraft carrier will in fact be refit and made operational again. But that is hardly the only bad news the Russian navy has...

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