Tag: Vladimir Putin

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warning shots fired to turn monitors back from Crimea

KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Warning shots were fired to prevent an unarmed international military observer mission from entering Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea on Saturday, as new confrontations between Russian and Ukrainian troops raised tension ever higher. Russia’s seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, which began about 10 days ago, […]

French debut warship built for Russia

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:01 a.m. France says it has no plans to scrap the defense deal. It needs the jobs. The Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia’s ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves Saint Nazaire harbor in France… David Vincent / Associated Press The […]

Does the West need a war against Russia? Pravda

EEV: It appears they made this move, because they perceive the Western Powers as weak. They are already projecting additional scenarios for a possible violent escalation.   – The U.S. Sixth Fleet headquartered in Naples may enter the Black Sea, but it has to pass through the Dardanelles and […]

RT reacts to Liz Wahl’s resignation

EEV: None of us could figure out why she took a job for the Russian government to start with, if she knew the history of her employer. Published time: March 06, 2014 01:14                                                                              Liz Wahl During a live broadcast on Wednesday, RT America presenter Liz Wahl announced she […]

U.S. intelligence under fire over Ukraine

EEV: From an intelligence analyst standpoint this was lunacy, and unbelievably stupid. 1. You fund a rebellion without anticipating various out comes or geopolitical destabilization 2. You use a bulk of intelligence assets fixated on domestic surveillance instead of potential adversaries 3. Pentagon officials for years were warning […]

Kiev agitators ‘trained in Poland’ claims Putin

04.03.2014 16:09 President Putin claimed on Tuesday that “well prepared” and organized protesters in Kiev who brought down the Yanukovych regime were “trained in Poland and Lithuania”. In his first in-depth comments since the Russian parliament gave the green light for military action in Ukraine on Saturday, Vladimir […]

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Jets Over Russian Plane

Possible new front opens in Ukraine-Russia standoff, which has escalated with Russian missile tests and shots fired in air. – Eight F-16 fighter jets were scrambled in the event By Ari Yashar First Publish: 3/5/2014, 1:13 AM F-16 fighter jet (file) Flash 90 As the Ukrainian-Russian standoff has […]

Russian test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile

– The Russian defense ministry reports the test-firing of a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday night as anti-US provocation DEBKAfile March 4, 2014, 9:47 PM (IST) The Russian defense ministry reports the test-firing of a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday night as anti-US provocation. DEBKAfile: The […]

4 Reasons Putin Is Already Losing in Ukraine

EEV: Time magazine has never been wrong before, or has it? As Russia’s Ukraine power play reaches boiling point in Crimea, there are clear signs a Russian invasion may be a disaster for its architect, President Vladimir Putin By Simon Shuster / Simferopol @shustryMarch 03, 2014 –Mikhail Klimentyev […]

NSDC Declares Mobilization In Ukraine / Says Facebook?

(11:29, Sunday, March 2, 2014)      Ukrainian News Agency Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andrii Parubii has declared the nationwide mobilization.Ukrainian News learned this from his Facebook account. “According to the decision of the NSDC, the mobilization is being held throughout the country,” he said. […]

Is Russia plotting to send in the army to annex Crimea? Former Kremlin adviser warns Ukrainian port of Sebastopol could be targeted within the next week

Move would be similar to Nazi Germany’s takeover of Austria Vladimir Putin is sweeping aside Western warnings and preparing troops Dmitry Medvedev said he did recognise new authorities in Kiev Came after unconfirmed claims that ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych was under Russian military guard By Will Stewart […]

Global Arctic wars already started

 Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina.   Published time: December 19, 2013 11:02                                                 RIA Novosti / Anna Yudina Today’s globalized geopolitical grand chessboard often plays out in interestingly complex and roundabout ways. Such is the case of the on-going tug of […]