• Russia and the Media Team up to Target Trump for Russia Hoax, Part 2

    Russia+Trump is like catnip to our media and Washington elites.

  • Russia-Ukraine war updates: Kyiv air defences at work as Russia launches early morning strikes – live

    Reports of explosions across the city as mayor says that rocket debris has fallen in the Shevchenkivskyi district. Follow the latest newsWhat we know on day 447 of the invasionKyiv’s mayor, Vitaliy Klitschko, says rocket debris has fallen in the Solomyan, Shevchenkivskyi and Darnytsia districts and has warned residents to stay in shelters in a series of posts on the Telegram messaging app.He said several cars had caught fire in Solomyan and that a building had been damaged. Rescuers were at the...

  • Kremlin-funded university that trains Russia’s future leaders is firing all staff living outside Russia, in another sign of Putin crackdown: report

    The move, at an institution famed for churning out civil servants and governors, follows an increasing crackdown on public dissent in Russia.

  • Are sanctions on Russia working?

    Moscow’s ability to cope with the economic pressure is discouraging – but it’s only part of the picture.

  • Is Russia on the Verge of Collapse?

    Srong power does not tolerate a mafia. When Benito Mussolini came to power in Italy in 1922, he declared war on the Sicilian Mafia. In the Soviet Union, after the end of the war with Nazi Germany in 1945, there was an unprecedented crime wave resulti

  • Obama banned from entering Russia

    Russia banned former President Barack Obama, along with around 500 other Americans, from entering the country on Friday. The move comes on the heels of the Durham Report’s release, which revealed Obama knew the Trump-Russia collusion story was a hoax. The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry announced the ban on Friday, saying it was triggered by …

  • The Russia collusion hoax: unpatriotic?

    The report of special counsel John Durham is, or ought to be, devastating for anyone who has put any credence in what has now been definitively revealed to be the Russia collusion hoax.

  • Ukrainian War of Aggression Against Russia?

    The former president of the USA, Barack Obama, is probably the person who was the fastest to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which happened in 2009. Though he needed ten months to convince the world that he was worthy of such an award. But then things went awry, and when his presidential term ended in 2017 there were many who wanted to title him as "The War President.” And it is a title that carries a lot of weight in a country which, according to its own statement, has started the most wars and...

  • Washington's self-damaging illusions about Russia

    Wishful thinking about Russia has dominated U.S. policy circles since the collapse of the Soviet Union over 30 years ago. As Russia’s failing invasion of Ukraine drags on, Washington is at risk of repeating its mistakes. Current and former officials, together with some European leaders, continue to believe that after President Vladimir Putin’s demise, a cooperative relationship can be established and Moscow will start behaving as a responsible international player. A series of deep-rooted...

  • Russia Finally Takes Bakhmut — Now What?

    All of Bakhmut fell under Russian control over the weekend, after a ten-month battle for a city of no strategic significance, and at the cost of an estimated 100,000 Russian casualties just since Dece

  • We must deal with China and Russia at the same time

    Beijing has threatened to "resolutely smash" any Taiwanese move toward independence, never mind that mainland China has seldom in its history controlled the island.

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    Eyeball to eyeball: Estonia stares down Russia

    Opinion by Jill Dougherty, CNN Tallinn, Estonia (CNN) — In 2014, when Russia illegally annexed Crimea and began fomenting conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, there was a short phrase that captured the fear that Moscow would try to grab still more territory, this time in Estonia: “Is Narva next?” Narva, Estonia, a city of 60,000