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Long read: How the West subverts itself

In the last decade Western audiences have often been fed a narrative of Russian interference in our domestic affairs. The Western media abounds with horrifying stories of how the Russians are seeking to exploit social division and subvert us. What the precise outcome of such a malicious plan is, remains unclear. After all the great […]

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US Department of State to Include Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream in Sanctioned Projects

The US Department of State is about to include the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream projects in a list of sanctions. This was announced on June 15 by the head of the State department Mike Pompeo. According to Pompeo, after having been excluded from the sanctions list, these 2 projects will be subject to […]

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“We are preparing for a full-scale military confrontation with Russia”, says Ukrainian Navy commander

Ukraine is preparing to a Russian invasion from the South, the commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Aleksey Neizhpapa, has said. He added that the Neptune missile system, which the Ukrainian Army possesses, could shoot from mainland Ukraine at targets in the region of Sevastopol in Crimea. “We are preparing for a full-scale military confrontation, realizing […]

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Why Russians Don’t Want to Be Europeans

By Patrick Armstrong This article was originally published by the Strategic Culture Foundation. In a previous essay I argued that Russia was not a European country. It was its own thing – a civilisation-state. I used a Toynbeean argument that the history of Europe could be written without ever using the word “Russia” up until […]

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Be ready for a full-scale Russian invasion, says Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that there is the possibility of a full-scale Russian invasion, citing “Kavkaz 2020”, a military exercise Russian armed forces will be conducting in September. Ukraine fears the exercise could escalated into a full-fledged military attack on the country, according to Vasyl Bodnar, Ukraine’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, citing military […]

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Russia and Belarus to sign agreement on mutual recognition of visas on 19 June

Russia and Belarus intend to conclude an agreement on the mutual recognition of visas issued for foreigners to enter both countries. The document is planned to be signed during the visit of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov to Minsk, scheduled for June 19. When the agreement will become effective, foreigners will not need […]

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Novoturkey as the alternative to Novorossiya. Three myths about Ottoman rule in Ukraine

This article was originally published on ukraina.ru. You can find the original version here. In the newly shot Ukrainian film “The Khadjibey Fortress” Ukrainian Cossacks and Georgians are fighting on the side of the Turks against the Russians. However, it is well known that the Cossacks played an active role in the capture of Khadjibey, […]

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Ukrainian lessons or the romanticism of hatred – Ukraina.ru

This article originally appeared on Ukraina.ru Ukrainian classical literature is full of descriptions of suffering, servitude, existential sadness. Ukrainian classics, trying to emphasize the poor life of the people in the empire, painted a dark kingdom in the best traditions of Russian literature, and their readers dreamed about Ukraine as a progressive, “free, new family”. […]

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Expect “experts” to come up with a Russia connection for the Minneapolis riots

Protests and riots in Minneapolis and in other US cities have been going for for days following the killing George Floyd, a black man, by a white police officer. The national guard has been called in to bring the demonstrations under control, while much of the media appears to be siding with the protesters – […]

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We shall never forget

Tomorrow is May 9, Victory Day. 75 years from the day when we gained full confidence that we will live, we the future generations whose grandparents, great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers have all directly or indirectly participated in the war. In 2017, new data was declassified 41 million people – 41 MILLION – in the USSR fell […]

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Никогда не забудем

Завтра 9 мая, день великой победы. 75 лет с того дня, когда мы получили полную уверенность в том, что будем жить, мы – будущие поколения, чьи бабушки и дедушки, прабабушки и прадедушки – все до единого прямо или косвенно учавствовали в войне. В 2017 г были рассекречены новые данные – 41 МИЛЛИОН. 41 миллион жителей […]

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Putin has been waging war on American science for 10 years, writes the New York Times

Putin has waged war on American science and has run a campaign of health disinformation for a decade, the New York Times has argued in an article published on 13 April. According to the New York Times, this is “part of a wider effort to discredit the West and destroy his [Putin’s] enemies from within.” […]

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Italian PM Conte: “Insinuations about Russian aid offend me deeply”

In an interview with the BBC, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said Russian aid to Italy, until now the country that has registred the highest number of CoViD-19 deaths, has come with no strings attached. Answering to a question from BBC journalist Mark Lowen, who asked if Russia was planning to use aid to […]

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The fake news about Russian fake news

Yesterday, once again, Russia was accused of spreading fake news by a European government. It was the UK turn this time, where government officials have rebuttedas fake news the news, reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who contracted the coronavirus, was put in intensive care on […]

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Итальянская газета La Stampa: «Из России больше военных, чем помощи»

Когда вечером прошлого воскресенья 9 российских самолетов с медицинским оборудованием и персоналом приземлились в Италии, многие итальянцы почувствовали благодарность за помощь, оказанную в один из самых трудных моментов в новейшей итальянской истории. Некоторые, однако, в том числе журналист La Stampa Якопо Якобони, увидели в доставке из России, в которой были российские военные вирусологи и эпидемиологи, […]

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Italian newspaper La Stampa: “More military men than help from Russia”

When last Sunday night 9 Russian air planes arrived with medical equipment and personnel, many in Italy felt gratitude for the help delivered in one of the most difficult moments in recent Italian history. Some, however, including La Stampa journalist Jacopo Iacoboni, saw in the delivery coming from Russia, that included Russian military virologists and […]

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Is Italy NATO and the EU’s weakest link?

Many in Italy celebrated the arrival of 9 military planes from Russia on Sunday. Russia agreed to deliver aid in the form of much needed medical equipment, masks and doctors to the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. For many experts, however, in government quarters as well as in editorial rooms, Russia’s gesture was […]

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L’Italia è l’anello debole della NATO e dell’Unione Europea?

Molti in Italia hanno accolto con sollievo e gioia l’arrivo di 9 aerei militari russi domenica sera. La Russia ha accettato di fornire aiuti sotto forma di attrezzature mediche, maschere e dottori molto necessari nel paese maggiormente colpito dalla pandemia di coronavirus. Per molti esperti, tuttavia, in particolare nei quartieri governativi e nelle redazioni, il […]

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US may impose new sanctions on Russia, says the Wall Street Journal

According to The Wall Street Journal, which cites White House officials, the US government is considering introducing new sanctions against Russia. This time the reason for such a measure could be Russia’s abrupt walkaway from the deal with OPEC, which provoked a trade war with Saudi Arabia and a collapse in oil prices. At the […]

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“Russia is spreading disinformation on coronavirus”, claims the EU

A report by the European External Action Service’s strategic communications division, revealed by the Financial Times today, claims that “Russian pro-Kremlin media” are conducting a “significant disinformation campaign” to exploit the coronavirus pandemic crisis in Western countries by “destroying confidence in the emergency response”. The story has subsequently been taken up by much of the […]

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