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    Russian offer to send water bombers to fight Fort Mac fire in limbo
    May09

    Russian offer to send water bombers to fight Fort Mac fire in limbo

    Russia’s emergency situations minister Vladimir Puchkov heads a conference call with representatives of Egypt and St. Petersburg to discuss the plane crash in Egypt, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has yet to respond to an offer by Russia to...

    Russian offer to send heavy water bombers to fight Fort Mac fire in limbo
    May09

    Russian offer to send heavy water bombers to fight Fort Mac fire in limbo

    The Trudeau government has yet to respond to an offer by Russia to dispatch massive water bombers and fire fighting specialists to battle the growing inferno around Fort McMurray, Alta. The proposal was made late last week by Vladimir Puchkov, the Russian minister of emergency measures. A spokesman for Russia’s embassy in Ottawa, Kirill...

    Trump The Destabilizer
    May08

    Trump The Destabilizer

    Ross Douthat lays out what he calls “the conservative case against Trump.” He says that electing Trump would mean the end of Reaganism, but concedes that for some conservatives, that would not be a bug, but a feature. Here is the heart of the argument: Trump would not be an American Mussolini; even our sclerotic institutions would resist him more...

    Moscow Victory Day Parade Tips Putin’s Military Strategy
    May08

    Moscow Victory Day Parade Tips Putin’s Military Strategy

    Russia’s Victory Day military parade on Monday is more a domestic propaganda exercise than an authoritative representation of the nation’s achievements in the military sphere. However, this does not mean we cannot draw some valuable conclusions about the general trend in the Russian military development basing those on the equipment...

    Trump Advisor’s Putin Connections Freak Out Security Establishment (Video)
    May08

    Trump Advisor’s Putin Connections Freak Out Security Establishment (Video)

    As Trump becomes the GOP’s official nominee, security analysts say his advisers warrant increased scrutiny. Late last year, the world marveled at the budding bromance between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Putin, who is alleged to have ordered the jailing and murder of political opponents and...

    Why Middle Eastern Leaders Are Talking to Putin, Not Obama
    May08

    Why Middle Eastern Leaders Are Talking to Putin, Not Obama

    The United States has significantly more military capability in the Middle East today than Russia—America has 35,000 troops and hundreds of aircraft; the Russians roughly 2,000 troops and, perhaps, 50 aircraft—and yet Middle Eastern leaders are making pilgrimages to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin these days, not rushing to Washington. Two weeks...

    Trump Advisor’s Putin Connections Freaks Out Security Establishment (Video)
    May08

    Trump Advisor’s Putin Connections Freaks Out Security Establishment (Video)

    As Trump becomes the GOP’s official nominee, security analysts say his advisers warrant increased scrutiny. Late last year, the world marveled at the budding bromance between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Putin, who is alleged to have ordered the jailing and murder of political opponents and...

    Poles Are Taking to the Streets in Massive Numbers to Protest the Country’s Shift to the Right
    May07

    Poles Are Taking to the Streets in Massive Numbers to Protest the Country’s Shift to the Right

    LVIV, Ukraine — In the past few months, alarm bells have been raised in Poland as critics of the country’s new ruling party, Law and Justice, or PiS, speak out against what they believe are dangerous infringements on democracy and a wave of conspiratorial panic in the country. The accusations of cronyism, authoritarianism and an...

    Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say
    May07

    Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say

    As investigations continue into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago, the Kremlin has dismissed a new report that directly implicates the Russian military. …read more Source:...

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires
    May07

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires

    It’s hard to tell whether it’s a legitimate offer, or a snide geopolitical belittling of one of its fiercest critics, but Moscow has extended an offer to Ottawa to help battle the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray which have displaced more than 80,000.In a statement released Thursday, Russian Minister Vladimir Puchkov offered to...