BRICS sets up own Bank to counter IMF

Tuesday, 15 July 2014   The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of US based lending institutions and the dollar. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development…

Ukraine slides towards war

Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war Source: Reuters – Tue, 6 May 2014 02:51 PM Author: Reuters     * Several days of fighting in east * Rebels hold out in Slaviansk * Violence in Odessa spreads unrest across south * Western countries focus on May 25 presidential election * Rebels aim to…

Russia wants permanent Moon base

  Sunday, 13 April 2014 While the West is busy staging coups around the world, Moscow today set out plans to conquer and colonise space, including a permanent manned moon base. Deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin said: ‘We are coming to the moon forever.’

Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass. As the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, U.S. intelligence services…

If Russia Gets Crimea, Should Germany Get Kaliningrad?

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Mar. 20 2014 21:29 Vladimir Filonov / MTA view of the Gothic-style Konigsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the tug-of-war between Russia and the West, some states are apparently more equal than others when it comes to correcting “mistakes” of the past. In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin said that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s…

EU Bans European Council President from visitng Moscow

  Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Russia on Wednesday mocked a European Council decision to bar its president from visiting Moscow. President Herman Van Rompuy requested an urgent visit to Russia on Monday to hear the Russian opinion about the crisis in Ukraine ahead of an EU summit, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Former Soviet borders are being reconsidered

16.03.2014 The Crimea precedent will make us look differently at similar issues in the Former Soviet Union. The problem was incited by Soviet authorities who loosely drew administrative boundaries between different regions. There are many of those who “suffered” from such actions, including, primarily, Transnistria, Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The situation where ethnic enclaves…