Tanja Kristiina

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The pathosis of Putin’s failed plans

<i>William Echols</i><p>A string of failures which have recently blighted Vladimir Putin’s regime demonstrate that when it comes to Russia’s executive …

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China and Russia: the world's new superpower axis?

Countries are trade partners with a shared goal of challenging US hegemony, but past disputes and competing interests make the relationship more complex<p>Forget euro summits and G7 gatherings: for the countries that like to style themselves as the world’s rising powers, the real summitry takes place …

China

Putin’s Playing Chess; We’re Playing Poker

Are we moving, inexorably, into a new Cold War?<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin is probing and testing in his new-cold-war initiatives. He has …

Russia

If Russia invades a NATO country, will the U.S. do anything to stop it?

As Russia continues to push forward in Ukraine with little international resistance, TheBlaze’s national security adviser Buck Sexton asked: “If Russia invades a NATO country, are we going to do anything about it?”<p>“We can take a look at the way the Russians have been waging another war, and look at …

Russia

What Does Vladimir Putin's 89% Rating Really Mean?

The Washington Post appears to be completely dumbfounded by Putin’s latest approval ratings:<p>Think Russians are tiring of conflict with the West? Not …

The US Is Woefully Unprepared for a War with Russia

At this point, it seems like a war between NATO and Russia is practically a foregone conclusion. There’s certainly a lot of bluster and threats going …

Russian army gets creative when it comes to troop shaming (16 PHOTOS)

The Russian army, going back to the days of the Tsar, has always had an eye peeled for goofball Ivans who need a little creative discipline in the …

Military

Sweden's top military commander: Russian fighter pilots shot flares at our jets

Supreme Commander Sverker Goransson told a seminar on the Swedish island of Gotland on Monday that the Russians are breaking the normal rules of conduct for when military aircraft meet in the air.<p>He said examples include Russian planes breaking formation, flying at unsafe distances and using …

A Russian military base has been spotted in eastern Ukraine

The footage compiled by the Ukrainian volunteer militia Dnipro-1 was filmed during two separate drone flights over the region over a two week time.<p>At the time of the second drone flight on June 4, the FOB housed a minimum of nine T-72 tanks, a communications vehicle, an anti-tank gun, and a parade …

Russia reopens 1998 murder probe; Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a suspect

Former oil magnate and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky may have ordered the 1998 contract killing of a Siberian mayor, a spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee said Tuesday in announcing that the murder case was being reopened.<p>The renewed probe into the death of Nefteyugansk Mayor …

Russia

A Spanish investigation into the Russian mafia 'could change the narrative of Putin in the West'

Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a 488-page petition to charge 27 people with money laundering and fraud in connection to the St. Petersburg-based Tambov crime syndicate's setting up shop in Spain in 1996.<p>Vladislav Reznik, now the deputy head of the finance committee in Russia's lower house of …

Russia is reviewing the 'legality' of Baltic states' independence

A "source familiar with the situation" told Interfax on Tuesday that the Russian Prosecutor General's office began checking the legality of the recognition of the independence of the Baltics.<p>Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were Soviet republics until the dissolution of the USSR back in 1991.<p>The …

Caucasus extremists in Russia pledged allegiance to ISIS

ISIS has welcomed the move by the militant group, which exists in four locations in Russia: Ingushetia, Chechnya, Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria regions. The YouTube voice recording was posted Sunday. In response, ISIS also posted another audio recording online.<p>The Caucasus militant group swore …

Political predictions for 2017

Following a turbulent 2016, the Telegraph's political commentators voice their predictions for 2017, from Brexit and elections in Europe to the Donald Trump presidency, Russia and the Middle East.<p>Let's be clear on policy for Brexit and climate change<p>By Nigel Lawson, Former Chancellor of the …

U.S. Pushes Russia Towards War | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The lies that the U.S. corporate media tell can get us all killed. The United States is pushing Russia, which remains a nuclear superpower, to the</i> …

Ex-French Ambassador to Russia: Crimea Has Always Been Russian

© Sputnik/ Sergey Guneev<p>Former French President Supports Putin, Criticizes Hollande<p>In the interview, published in France's Le Figaro on Sunday, …

The Kremlin wants Texas to secede from the US

But support for the secessionist cause still remains strong in … the Kremlin.<p>In a piece published in Politico, reporter Casey Michel outlines the deeply strange connection between the Texas National Movement, a group advocating that Texas break away from the Union, and authorities in Russia.<p>Nathan …

Russia

Who’s Making the Cold War Hot? Check out All the NATO Exercises Near Russian Border Since 2014

Next time you hear about anything remotely close to the phrase “Russian aggression” or anything in our media that smacks of Russia being the country …

With eye on U.S. election, Republicans assail Russia's Putin | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Something about Vladimir Putin makes Republicans in the U.S. presidential race see red.<p>The Russian president has emerged as a symbol for what they view as President Barack Obama’s weak foreign policy, and an easy route for criticizing his former secretary of state, Hillary …

Russia

Ukraine to rewrite Soviet history with controversial 'decommunisation' laws

In Kiev, a Soviet memorial to the second world war stands at one end of Shevchenko boulevard, which is named after the poet who formulated Ukrainian language and literature as distinct from Russia’s.<p>The boulevard passes monuments to Mykhailo Hrushevsky, a founder of the short-lived Ukrainian …

Russia

‘We're not interested in a fair fight’ – US army commander urges NATO to confront Russia

US army commander in Europe says Russia is a “real threat” urging NATO to stay united. The alliance is not interested in a “fair fight with anyone” …

NATO Increasingly Surrounds the “Russian Threat”. “War is Good for Business” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>On Saturday, April 18th, the Commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain’s Telegraph that “There is a Russian threat,” and that</i> …

Russia and America: Stumbling to War

Reviewing the recent record of American administrations’ forecasts about the consequences of major foreign-policy choices should serve as a bright …

How Vladimir Putin tries to stay strong

A RELATIVE hiatus in the fighting in eastern Ukraine (at least until this week) and a relative stabilisation in the Russian economy are prompting two …

Putin defends Iran missile decision during call-in show

President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile system to Iran during a marathon TV call-in show with the nation Thursday.<p>Putin scathingly criticized Washington for …