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 →

The shock of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to reverberate around the world, including in unexpected places. At the UN General Assembly’s emergency special session this week, Algeria was among 35 nations to abstain in response to a resolution condemning Russia’s ‘aggression against Ukraine’ and demanding that Russia immediately withdrawRead More →

Coincidentally, or by design, nothing seems to inspire Vladimir Putin to an act of military aggression quite like the Olympics. In 2008, as the Beijing Olympics began, I was deployed to Tbilisi, Georgia to cover the short-lived war with Russia. Then, in early 2014, I was in Russia for ABCRead More →

Russia has lost a million people in a historic demographic drop. File photo MOSCOW — Russia’s population fell by more than a million people in 2021, statistics agency Rosstat reported on Friday, a historic decline not seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Ongoing demographic issues have been exacerbatedRead 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 →

Fears of a Russian invasion and strike on Ukraine intensified today after new footage showed the country’s SU-35S fighter jets deployed in Belarus. The deployment in Belarus, which borders Ukraine, could allow Moscow to threaten Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, according to Western officials and analysts. Footage released by the RussianRead 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 →

The head of the Ukrainian defense intelligence agency, Commander Kyrylo Budanov, described a possible Russian attack on his country involving around 100,000 troops. Brigadier General Budanov explained that the invasion would involve airstrikes and artillery bombardments. The invasion would begin with an air assault on Ukrainian positions. The Military TimesRead 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 →

The fleet, made up of 20 warships, submarines and support ships, conducts an “operational exercise”. The threat group includes the missile cruiser Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleev and the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov. In a statement, the Defense Ministry said the “combined armed forces of the Pacific Fleet areRead More →

A total of 70% of respondents cited the reluctance of the Russian authorities to end the conflict as the main obstacle on the road to peace in the region. Alexander Markov Some 64% of Ukrainians think there is an ongoing war in the Donbass between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,Read More →

In issuing a notice to the US carrier over the weekend, the FAA warned against flying over the Russian-Ukrainian border due to flight safety risks. They noted “escalating regional tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which could potentially lead to no-notice cross-border skirmishes, increased military activity and/or conflict.” US civilian flightsRead More →

Moscow is conducting aerial exercises involving missile launches and bomber movements over the disputed region. Currently, 50 Russian fighters, bombers and attack aircraft are taking part in “exercises over the Black Sea”. A report by Russia’s independent Interfax news agency said war games organized by Moscow are likely to heightenRead More →

Russia: expert discusses tensions with Ukraine The troubled country’s foreign minister was joined by his counterparts from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – all NATO allies – in strongly condemning Russia’s military escalation in eastern Russia Ukraine. Dmytro Kuleba’s warning came after the United States turned around by sending two warshipsRead 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 end of the Soviet Union in 1991 set history adrift. The collapse of a totalitarian dictatorship that had overthrown an absolute monarchy has forced Russians to face a painful task of choosing what to glorify, what to condemn and what to silence. . The heated debates about the roleRead 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 →

MOSCOW — Tuesday marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, one of the most important political events of the 20th century. Yet President Vladimir Putin’s government barely acknowledges this – apparently because anything to do with “revolution” hits too close to home. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin hadRead More →

President Vladimir Putin openly admits that economic sanctions “seriously harm Russia”. Imposed largely in response to the Kremlin’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, Western sanctions have since become a mainstay of Russian foreign policy, perhaps even motivating the Kremlin’s interference in it. 2016 US presidential election on behalf ofRead 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 →