February 1917, the February Revolution breaks out in Petrograd (currently Saint Petersburg). The Revolution was due to the alienation of all sectors of Russian society. In particular, industrial workers suffered from food shortages and deteriorating working conditions in factories. This was mainly due to the extreme effort that the GreatRead More →

Since Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago, more than 12 million Ukrainians have fled the country. As Ukrainians continue to be displaced across Europe, there is also the very real fear of Russia’s plans to completely displace Ukrainian culture. Even before declaring its independence in 1991, Ukraine has always differentiatedRead More →

Six months ago, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, Russia has occupied 13% more of the country, killed thousands of Ukrainians, razed major cities and countless towns and villages, strangled the Ukrainian economy, taken hostage the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and caused hundreds of billionsRead More →

Russia’s poor military performance in Ukraine could exacerbate worrying long-term trends for Moscow arms manufacturers; an industry vital to the Kremlin’s soft power abroad. President Vladimir Putin’s claim to technological superiority over his Western adversaries seems less and less credible, as Russian forces battle against Ukrainians armed with the latestRead More →

Vladimir Putin boasted about Russia’s ‘high precision weapons’, saying Moscow was ready to sell them to global allies (Reuters) Vladimir Putin has bragged about Russia’s “high-precision weapons”, saying Moscow is ready to sell them to global allies as the war in Ukraine stretches into its sixth month. The Russian presidentRead More →

Kyiv-based Paul Niland explores recurring feature of Vladimir Putin’s 22-year rule Being at war is abnormal, unless you are Russian. Wars start when all else fails. Diplomacy has failed. Mediation failed. All that remains is to ask brave men and women to risk their lives in the service of theirRead More →

Russia’s population shrank by a record average of 86,000 people per month between January and May, state statistics agency Rosstat said. The decline surpasses the previous record contraction of 57,000 people per month in 2002, when Russia’s population fell to 145.3 million from nearly 146 million the previous year. Russia’sRead More →

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a welcome ceremony upon his arrival at Nsimalen International Airport in Yaounde on July 25.LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron described the global food crisis as one of Russia’s “weapons of war” during a visit to Cameroon on Tuesday, dismissing suggestions that Western sanctionsRead More →

Russia’s war against Ukraine is entering its fifth month, despite the failure of several rounds of peace talks and the imposition of harsh economic sanctions by Western countries against Russia. The war is not taking place only on Ukrainian soil. President Vladimir Putin’s propaganda is propelling the war in UkraineRead More →

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called yesterday’s deadly attack in Vinnytsia an “open act of terrorism”. On Thursday morning, missiles hit the parking lot of a nine-story office building in the small town southwest of Kyiv, far from the heart of the fighting in the Donbass region. Residential buildings were alsoRead More →

Red Cross parcels line the sidewalk in Serhiivka, a small town in southwestern Ukraine. A man unloads stamped plastic bags World Central Cuisine of a truck whose front windshield was completely shattered. On the other side of the square, people rummage through used clothes provided by a Ukrainian charity. SomeoneRead More →

– Prison for Russians who cooperate with foreigners – Russian parliament introduces harsh prison terms for cooperating with foreigners and calls for undermining national security. In a bill reminiscent of the Soviet era, establishing and maintaining “confidential” cooperation with a foreigner or international organization and helping them to act againstRead More →

No one seems to know who coined the phrase “In war, truth is the first casualty,” attributed to sources as disparate as Greek playwright Aeschylus and isolationist U.S. Senator Hiram Johnson. from California. Truth is indeed a slippery commodity in times of war, especially during a brutal and prolonged spectacleRead More →

For Chinese President Xi Jinping, a Marxist-Leninist dialectician, events in Ukraine will not fundamentally alter China’s great historical rise. Edifyingly, Russia’s military failures will simply push the Chinese leadership to make even more substantial preparations before seizing Taiwan. MELBOURNE — Following Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, two views quicklyRead More →

US: Ukrainian forces need deliberate training on new rocket system Ukraine wants new US Himars artillery on the battlefield now. However, the Pentagon insists on the need for comprehensive training to ensure long-range precision rocket systems are used effectively. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley saidRead More →

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed Brussels’ support for his embattled country’s bid to join the European Union as a “historic” achievement. The European Commission has recommended that Ukraine and Moldova gain EU candidate status, a move that marks the start of what is likely to be a long journey towardsRead More →

Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. NEXT Latina writer opens up about her abortion journey in new memoir 03:14 New Harvard University study shows some January 6 rioters had revolution, civil war and secession in mind 01:51 GOP lawmakers stepRead More →

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin explained his vision for the Ukrainian state. He said, “Modern Ukraine was entirely and fully created by Russia, specifically Bolshevik and Communist Russia. This process began almost immediately after the 1917 revolution, and moreover Lenin and his associates did itRead More →

👋 Halito!* Welcome to Wednesday, when the first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier since Moscow invaded Ukraine opens in Kyiv, Kim Jong-un slams North Korean officials’ response to the coronavirus outbreak and Mexico’s National Missing Persons Registry takes a grim step. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian media Livy Bereg examinesRead More →

Vendors at Bang Kapi market in Bangkok have raised their prices due to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) In recent months, there have been positive signs that the world is getting back to normal after the Covid-19 pandemic. People have worked tirelessly over the pastRead More →

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed strengthening Ukraine’s security support with Norwegian Storting President Masud Gharahkhani, who visited Ukraine. “I am happy to meet you. I am grateful for the support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as for the opportunity to speak in your parliament,” ZelenskyRead More →

“Flirt ja, heiraten nein(“Flirting yes, marrying no!”) This was recently said by the president of one of the largest Swiss soldiers’ associations, Stefan Holenstein, about Switzerland’s relations with NATO. It may sound frivolous, but Holenstein was serious: his argument, motivated by Russia‘s war in Ukraine, was that Switzerland should workRead More →

A satellite image shows an overview of the Azovstal Steelworks, Ukraine’s last military stronghold that also serves as a civilian shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 29. (Maxar Technologies/Reuters) Some civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol after a ceasefire was declared, according to a commander ofRead More →

For centuries, bread has been the cornerstone of civilization. Riots and revolutions have been sparked over the availability of this staple – and food prices more broadly, particularly as they relate to the Middle East and North Africa. Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine now threatens much of the wheat andRead More →

World leaders were universally shocked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with two exceptions. President Biden said US intelligence gave him enough notice. China’s Xi Jinping met Vladimir Putin at the Beijing Olympics, where they jointly issued a statement of ‘limitless strategic partnership’ which included opposition to NATO expansion – Putin’sRead More →

The verdict is in: Russia invaded Ukraine for two reasons. One is Moscow’s obsessive pursuit of nationalist and imperial ambitions – to unify the two countries and eliminate a separate Ukrainian identity. The other is Vladimir Putin’s misperception – he is an isolated, overconfident autocrat who has played his handRead More →

After visiting Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters that Russia was “failing” in its war aims in the country. Blinken’s comments came after he traveled to Kyiv with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The pair spoke to reporters Monday in Poland after crossing the Ukrainian border.Read More →

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a warehouse amid Russian shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 23. (Felipe Dana/AP) In the early hours of Sunday morning in Ukraine, here are the latest developments in the war: Ukraine claims citizens of Mariupol were forcibly deported to the Far EastRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions The UN Secretary General this week called for an Easter truce between Russia and Ukraine. Orthodox Christians in both countries celebrate Easter on Sundays. But as the fighting continued to rage, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday accused Moscow of rejecting the UN proposal. Russia‘sRead More →

A close ally of Russia, China has publicly defended a position of strategic neutrality since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February. Although Beijing has expressed no support for Moscow for its actions in Ukraine, the country has not participated in issuing sanctions against Putin as trade in raw materials andRead More →

A senior US defense official confirmed The war zone Monday morning, something Ukrainian officials have been saying for a while now about arms supplies from Russia. Not only is Russia suffering huge battlefield casualties, but its ability to resupply its forces has been undermined thanks to punitive economic sanctions imposedRead More →

On Wednesday, investigators from nearly a dozen countries scoured bombed-out towns and freshly dug graves in Ukraine for evidence of war crimes, and a wide-ranging investigation by an international security organization detailed what she called “clear patterns” of human rights abuses by Russian forces. Some of those atrocities could amountRead More →

Ukrainian military intelligence reported on March 24 that Russian occupation troops in the country were confiscating books and other materials that the Russian government deemed “extremist” – mainly books about the Maidan revolution in Ukraine, the war against Russian-backed separatists in parts of eastern Ukraine. , and studies of Ukraine’sRead More →

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to have spent much of his Tuesday phone conversation with his Mexican counterpart discussing Ukraine. According to Canada’s official reading, “The Prime Minister has invited the President to participate in the ‘Stand up for Ukraine’ campaign engagement event on April 9, which he is co-hostingRead More →

Under mounting pressure to bring down high energy prices, President Biden announced on Thursday that the United States would release up to 180 million barrels of oil from a strategic reserve to counter the economic impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With the midterm elections just months away, gasolineRead More →