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Here’s why the MiG-29 could defeat the best western fighters in close air combat, despite its limitations

Conceived to fill the technological gap between Russian and U.S. fighters, the MiG-29 has been one of the last cutting edge fighters produced by the …

Cold War II: This Time, The Commies Are In Washington

Written by William Norman Grigg<p>Saturday March 21, 2015<p>The Regime in Washington is the only government asserting the supposed right to carry out …

One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea, Locals Prefer Moscow To Kiev

The U.S and European Union may want to save Crimeans from themselves. But the Crimeans are happy right where they are.<p>One year after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in the Black Sea, poll after poll shows that the locals there — be they Ukrainians, ethnic Russians or Tatars are mostly all …

Guest Post: Revanchism & Russophobia - The Dark Undercurrents Of The War In Ukraine

The situation in the Ukraine is more or less calm right now, and this might be the time to step back from the flow of daily reports and look at the …

World History

Litvinenko: Not first Putin critic to end up dead -- or last

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko wasn't the first critic of President Vladimir Putin to turn up dead -- or the last.<p>Some Putin opponents claim it isn't a coincidence that critics of the powerful leader and his government have been killed or landed behind bars. But the Kremlin has …

It’s Up to the United States to Solve Boris Nemtsov’s Murder

I’ve dealt with the Russian justice system. Putin’s “investigation” will go nowhere.<p>Whatever the alternative theories about who killed Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on February 27, there is one thing for certain: Vladimir Putin had a clear motive.<p>There’s another thing for certain: Putin …

The American Education of Vladimir Putin

How the Russian leader came to oppose a country he knows little about<p><i>"The problem you Americans have in dealing with us is that you think you understand us, but you don't. You look at the Chinese and you think: 'They're not like us.' You look at us Russians, and you think, 'They’re like us.' But</i> …

Russia

Fire the Narrator: Quasi-Colonial Nightmare, Russian #DoubleConsciousness & Russocentric Optics

<b>Russian Stereotypes: Western Perception of Russia as seen through Russian’s eyes. Part III.</b><p>Through the Looking Glass: Western Media Coverage of …

Russia

One Year Later, Crimeans Prefer Russia

As European leaders engage in shuttle diplomacy to still the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, Crimea, where the Russian onslaught began almost a …

Opinion: U.S. should be neutral on Ukraine

Legend has it that Franklin Roosevelt, looking to verify he had Joseph Stalin on the line after waiting for his aides to establish connectivity, said …

Russia

Dangerous plan to arm Ukraine | Letters: Pofessor Richard Sakwa and Denis MacShane

Timothy Garton Ash suggests it is time to arm Ukraine against the insurgency in the Donbass and to counter Russian propaganda (Sometimes only guns will stop guns. And Putin must be stopped, 2 February). This is as ill-conceived as it is dangerous and represents a fundamental misreading of the …

Prices for diapers and tampons are skyrocketing in Russia

Starting March 7, Russians will have to pay around 2,650 rubles ($40) instead of the current list price of 1,767 rubles ($25) for a value pack of 186 Pampers . Considering Procter & Gamble accounted for almost 37 percent of diaper sales in Russia in 2013, that cost increase will affect hundreds of …

Procter & Gamble

<b>Staunton, February 2</b> — The Kremlin’s calls for a ceasefire and calls by the pro-Russian militants in the Donbass for a mass mobilization are all …

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Our dangerous new McCarthyism: Russia, Noam Chomsky and what the media’s not telling you about the new Cold War

<b>(AP/William J. Smith)</b><p>Perverse, diabolical obsession: Policy cliques in D.C. have no intention of desisting in this war until they win it<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>January 30, 2015 12:01am (UTC)<p>It is time to attempt that hardest of things—to see ourselves for who we are, to see what it is we are doing and what …

Russia

EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine

The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday.<p>"We have shown that the EU is ready to take further measures," EU …

Dell XPS 13 (2015) Laptop Review - 'Now If It Only Ran OS X'

When Dell unveiled their new XPS 13 for 2015, I brazenly wrote that I regretted my MacBook Air purchase, largely on the merits of a gorgeous edge-to-edge display and specs that should honestly force Apple to issue a price drop or accelerate their own Macbook Air redesign. But how does it hold up in …

MacBook Air

Five Russian films to watch in 2015

2014 was a strong year for Russian cinema on the international festival circuit, with victories for Andrei’s Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan at Cannes and Andrei Konchalovsky’s The Postman’s White Nights at Venice, among others.<p>However, as culture minister Vladimir Medinsky attempts to ensure that only the …