When the Ukrainian Defense Forces encounter a suspected Russian saboteur posing as a Ukrainian, they usually ask him to say the Ukrainian word for a type of local bread: palyanitsya. Almost invariably, the suspect betrays his nationality and politics by pronouncing it with a different ending: palyanitsa. Similarly, during WorldRead More →

US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, left, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov attend security talks at the US mission in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, January 10, 2022 Photo: AFP These days, the world is witnessing a looming crisis involving Ukraine and Russia. There are growing fears that the crisisRead More →

A Bundesregierung handout shows German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a video conference with US President Joe Biden and European leaders talking about Russia and Ukraine from the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, January 24, 2022. Jesco Denzel /Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/BERLIN, JanRead More →

The German Federal Foreign Office is working on plans to evacuate employees of its embassy in Ukraine if the situation in the country worsens, Bild reported. The United States is one step ahead of Germany, with non-essential staff at its embassy pleading for evacuations “as early as next week”, accordingRead More →

US President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that Russia would act on Ukraine, saying Russia would pay dearly for a full-scale invasion but suggesting there might be a lower cost for a “minor incursion”. President Biden’s comments during a White House press conference have sown uncertainty over the West’s reactionRead More →

Ukraine should “consolidate its strength” and join NATO, says soldier The exercises were confirmed by Ukrainian TV Dom. Ukraine, which is seeking to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has received a series of consignments of US ammunition and Javelin missiles since 2018, drawing criticism from Moscow. Kiev accusesRead More →

Russia: nuclear strike would turn Germany into wasteland Mr Putin has warned that he is ready to take “military action” in response to “unfriendly” Western action in Ukraine, the clearest sign to date that the Russian strongman is preparing for war. The Russian president, speaking at a meeting at theRead More →

As the United States and NATO continue their military build-up on Russia’s borders, their representatives are forging ahead with hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric and threats of war. Insisting that Moscow has massed troops and equipment on the Ukrainian border and has increased tenfold its anti-Ukrainian campaign on social media in preparationRead More →

Russia’s natural population has suffered its largest peacetime decline in recorded history over the past 12 months, according to an analysis of official government statistics by a leading independent demographer, as the country struggles with a fourth deadly wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The natural population, a number calculated fromRead More →

VLADIVOSTOK, September 1. / TASS /. The population of Russia, by some estimates, could now reach 500 million people, without the country’s two disintegrations in the 20th century, President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with students from the Russian Children’s Center “Ocean” . Putin pointed out that in theRead More →

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VLADIMIR Putin is terrified of being killed like Libyan tyrant Gaddafi in a revolution as protests sweep across Russia over Alexi Navalny’s imprisonment, a prominent expert said. Putin’s enemy Yuri Felshtinsky told Sun Online that the ongoing unrest convinced the Kremlin strongman that more crackdown and killings of opponents wereRead More →

During his annual New Year’s address to the nation, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ victory over Nazi Germany as the country’s main event in 2020. The celebrations were supposed to culminate with a parade. pompous military in Red Square and the opening of aRead More →

Getty Images A boy in Moscow waves a Communist flag at a rally to mark the 100th anniversary of the October 1917 revolution This month the world remembers the 100 years since the Russian revolutions of 1917. The revolutions in Russia are incredibly important historical events. They marked the startRead More →

“The main operations began at 2 a.m.,” wrote Leon Trotsky in his History of the Russian Revolution. “Bolshevik groups occupied the railway stations, the lighting station, the military and food warehouses, the water systems, the Palace bridge, the telephone exchange, the state bank, the main printing works, the telegraph andRead More →

Lenin is exceptionally present. His larger-than-life iron statue dominates the lobby of the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), catching the eye of photo-taking Chinese tourists. They seem to be more pleased with the revolutionary figure than their compatriot and Russian President Vladimir Putin often is. But again, the wholeRead More →