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Journalism

A broken media. The priority: being subservient to the US – Nachdenkseiten

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de. In the Corona debate, our media turned out to be mostly a committed appendage of the government and the state. The debate about Russia shows how our media is shaped and controlled by US interests. This was highlighted again during the Federal Chancellor’s visit to the USA. Because Scholz […]

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Germany Journalism Russia Ukraine

German media and the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz – Nachdenkseiten

This article first appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de Before his visit to the USA, the German chancellor is under massive pressure from the German media to act against German interests during his visit to Washington. These interests lie in an understanding with Russia and in a secure energy supply. If many German editors have their way, Olaf […]

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Opinion Russia Ukraine

The Russians underestimated the power of Western propaganda – Nachdenkseiten

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de For years, Russia put up with almost everything. The West waged war after war in many corners of the world. Lies like those about the alleged weapons of mass destruction in order to be able to wage war against Iraq. Western wars in Afghanistan, in Syria, in Libya. Expansion […]

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Politics Russia Ukraine

Ткните медведя, и вот что произойдет – Питер Хитченс

Эта статья была первоначально опубликована в Mail on Sunday. Если Владимир Путин будет суров и безумен, то он вторгнется в Украину. Но я видел мало доказательств, что он такой. Он неприятный, жестокий, зловещий, нетерпимый и многое другое. Но человек не удержится у власти в Москве так долго, если он сумасшедший. Если есть хоть одно действие, […]

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Geopolitics Opinion Politics

The Western citizen is being prepared for yet another war

The typical Western citizen today firmly believes in the sanctity of freedom and democracy. Ask Europeans and Americans: most are deeply convinced the West is home to freedom and democracy and that freedom and democracy constitute the basis of good governance in the Western world. Freedom and democracy are of course universal values which can […]

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Russia Ukraine

Russia can’t stop attacking Ukraine. Really?

This article was originally published on Ukraina.ru Over the past year, the Western media have delighted us with articles about how exactly Russia will take over Ukraine. It would seem that the topic has been exhausted, but no: in just a few days, authoritative Western publications poured out a new portion of the “Kremlin’s plans”. […]

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History Russia Ukraine

How Lviv became a symbol of Russophobia

This article originally appeared on Ukraina.ru. The views and opinions expressed here may not necessarily correspond to the views of our publication. There is no more controversial topic than Lviv and its place in the Russian world. On the one hand, it is a Russian city founded by Russians. On the other hand, this place […]

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History Russia Ukraine

Lviv too wants to rename Russia to Muscovy

The Lviv Regional Council too has voted in favor of motion to Ukraine’s government, proposing to use the name Muscovy instead of Russia in official documents, public discussion and media. Russians, respectively, should officially be referred to as “Muscovites”. The documents says: “For the past several hundred years, our northeastern neighbor, who is constantly encroaching […]

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History Russia Ukraine

Ukraine’s Rivne regional administration proposes to rename Russia “Muscovy”

Deputies of the Rivne Regional Council appealed to President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Verkhovna Rada to “restore historical justice” and instead of the name “Russian Federation” or “Russia” to use what they consider to be Russia’s true historical name – Muscovy. This is meant to be used at all levels (state, diplomatic, official and business, […]

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Russia Ukraine

Война на Украине – не наше дело — Питер Хитченс

Эта статья была впервые опубликована в газете Mail on Sunday. Будет ли война на Украине? Что делать Великобритании, если она будет? Обе великие европейские войны ХХ века велись в основном между Россией и Германией и в основном за Украину, хотя в то время она еще не существовала как страна. Это невероятно ценный участок территории, жизненно […]

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China

China, Xinjiang and genocide – Nachdenkseiten

This article was originally published on Nachdenkseiten. Much has been written in the past three years about Xinjiang and the alleged human rights violations against the Uyghur minority. And for those who have followed the Western reporting closely, there should be little doubt that the most serious accusation against the Chinese government, that of genocide […]

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Journalism Russia Ukraine

In people’s mind, Putin has already invaded Ukraine – yet again

A few years ago we published an article called “How to write about Russia”, in which we compiled a list of the omnipresent and obligatory cliches that are employed when Western journalists write anything about Russia. Some thought it was satire. Some just did not take this too well. Journalists tend to be, for whatever […]

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General

The Russiagate narrative has collapsed but its consequences are still with us

This article was originally published in German on Nachdenkseiten.de The very name “Russiagate”, a combination of Russia and the Watergate affair, which forced US President Nixon to resign in 1974, is emotionally charged. The establishment of the Democratic Party has been using this systematically for years to insinuate large-scale Russian influence in US politics. In […]

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Turkey Ukraine

Turkey will not help Ukraine in case of Russian invasion, says Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey

Ukrainian Ambassador to Ankara Vasily Bodnar said that the Turkish army will not come to Ukraine’s aid in the event of a military invasion by Russia. “In the event of an armed aggression by Russia, Ukraine should rely only on itself. Because we have no direct obligations with Turkey to enter the war. It would […]

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Journalism Russia Ukraine

Western Media publishes maps of Russian invasion of Ukraine

This article is based on a text by Strana.ua Several Western media outlets today published maps showing Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. These maps also show how Russia is going attack in the event of a war, which, according to the publications, may just start. But this is not certain – Putin, allegedly, […]

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Russia Turkey Ukraine

“Turkey is ready to mediate between Russia and Ukraine”, says Erdogan

In an interview with journalists on a trip to the summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that his country wants to become a mediator between Ukraine and Russia, since it is interested in peace in the region. “Our position on the situation in Ukraine is well […]

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General Ukraine

Is Russia orchestrating a coup to remove the Ukrainian President Zelensky?

This piece is based on an article published by Strana.ua On Friday the Ukrainian President Zelensky announced that “some people from Russia” together with people from the circle of Rinat Akhmetov are allegedly planning a coup against him. It had been clear for some time that the Office of the President would try to declare […]

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China Geopolitics

A New World: The End of the Western Dream?

The feeling of transition and transformation generally comes gradually more often than with a shocking revelation. The world may have changed at an unprecedented speed over the last couple of decades, but for most people it will take a while to depart from the habitual conceptions and internalize the notion that the world order today […]

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China

China’s New Silk Road: Part II – Nachdenkseiten

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de China is increasingly feared by the West as a competitor and portrayed as an undemocratic nation, a country in which a one-party dictatorship rules over everything and there is no freedom of expression. The Chinese government is accused of inconceivable human rights violations by shady organizations and “specialists”. The […]

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Russia says US Air Force strategic bombers have practised nuclear strikes on Russia

Europeans and Americans know almost in real time about every movement of foreign armies, yet they appear to be little informed about what kind of manoeuvres and exercises their own armies engage in. Over the past few weeks the Western reader has been warned every single day against an imminent Russia attack in Ukraine, a […]

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