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China’s Tacit Approval Of Moscow’s Ukraine Policy

By Roger McDermott Since Moscow initiated military operations in Ukraine in February 2014, China has seemingly adopted an ambiguous stance as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of southeastern Ukraine evoked international condemnation. During the past year, Beijing and Moscow strengthened their strategic partnership by deepening economic ties and enhancing bilateral military cooperation. China’s comparative silence … Continue reading

Most Russians Believe Western Countries Fear And Respect Russia

A recent poll conducted by Levada Center showed that 69 percent of Russian citizens believe that Russia should continue its decisive policy in response to Western sanctions. The number of respondents, who believe that Western sanctions have created problems for them, made up 34 percent. At the same time, 57 percent said that the sanctions … Continue reading

Obama Admits U.S. Role In 2014 Ukraine Coup

US President Obama stated that the United States took an active part in the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, which installed pro-Western authorities. . By Sputnik News The United States took an active part in the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, which installed pro-Western authorities, US President Obama told CNN Sunday. “And since Mr. Putin made this decision … Continue reading

Russian Aggression And The BBC’s Drums Of Nuclear War – OpEd

By Oliver Tickell “Russian aggression” is the BBC’s meme of the day. I lost count of how many times the phrase popped up in the first 15 minutes of Radio 4’s World at One programme, devoted entirely to the ‘Russian problem – but the theme was drummed in relentlessly. The idea is that Russia presents a … Continue reading

PayPal, Google Join Apple In Crimea Exodus

The newest part of the Russian Federation, the Crimea peninsula is now cut off from PayPal and Google products and services, as sanctions forbid US companies from providing services to the region. “Unfortunately, currently we are not able to provide our services to the clients in Crimea. We apologize for any related inconveniences,” a PayPal … Continue reading

The Rise And Fall Of The Eurasian Economic Union – OpEd

By Mark Adomanis BNE The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is an idea that looks great on paper. Clearly based on the European Union’s successful efforts to break down economic and trade barriers between its members, the EEU was supposed to create unified markets in capital, labor and goods. It was, to ape a famous phrase, … Continue reading

Russian Financial System And Economy Hit By ‘Perfect Storm’

By Pavel Felgenhauer The last two weeks in Russia were a nonstop holiday, which only ends on January 12, when the nation returns to work as usual. The banks and the stock exchange will reopen, and no one is expecting anything good to happen: The price of oil has been sliding on world markets and Russian … Continue reading

2015: Russia’s Year Of Ruling Dangerously

By Mark Galeotti Contrary to some Western hopes and the more feverish rumors within the Moscow intelligentsia, there is no imminent threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, his rule is strong but brittle, and a combination of systemic pressures are eating away at the regime’s social, economic, political and geopolitical reserves. This will leave the … Continue reading

2014: The Year That U.S.-Led Capitalism Exposed As Root Of Global Conflict – OpEd

By Finian Cunningham Historians may look back on 2014 as a defining watershed in geopolitical events, the year when the limit of American power was exposed as a waning entity and the contemporary root of global conflict. It was the centennial anniversary of the First World War when Great Powers back then were similarly exposed in … Continue reading

Power Struggles Inside The Kremlin – OpEd

A behind-the-scenes look at power struggles inside the Kremlin reveals potential scenarios for the future. And a possible new president… . By Vladimir Pribylovsky Russia’s ruling structure bears the marks of authoritarianism, oligarchy, and three different presidents. Under Boris Yeltsin, rapacious despotism at the centre was accompanied by anarchical cooperatives of regional oligarchs. But Yeltsin’s rule … Continue reading

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