Has Russia Given Up on the West?

By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an "evil empire," was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. And how have we husbanded the fruits of our Cold War triumph? This month, China's …

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Russian Defense Ministry Main Missile and Artillery Directorate Chief Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin speaks as a screen shows a Buk anti-aircraft missile during a news conference in Moscow on Sept. 17, 2018, about a missile that shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 four years ago. Photo: Sputnik/ Vitaliy Belousov via AFP

Russia Reveals the MH17 ‘Smoking Gun’

The Russian Defense Ministry may have finally unveiled the “smoking gun” able to solve the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down on July 17, 2014 over the Donetsk Oblast, a province in eastern Ukraine. The MH17 crash killed 283 passengers from 10 different countries and 15 crew members. A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) …

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Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering on the Brink of War

Ukraine has increased its military presence in the Azov Sea region. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council met on Sept. 7 and agreed to take a variety of steps to boost the country’s combat capabilities in the area, including the creation of a missile-equipped naval infantry group to counter potential amphibious attacks and naval shore bombardments. Ukraine’s Gurza-M-class armored artillery …

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The Kiev-Donbas “Shadow War” will Continue, But a Big One Is Unlikely for Now

As is now known from the wisdom of hindsight, Alexander Zakharchenko’s assassination wasn’t the trigger for reigniting conventional hostilities between Kiev and the Donbas Republics like some people feared it would be immediately after the event happened, though that of course doesn’t mean that it wasn’t the intention of those who carried out the act …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take to the stage during a meeting at the German government guesthouse in Meseberg. Photo: AFP/Sergey Guneev/Sputnik

From Baltic Sea to Black Sea, Russia Aims for a Win-Win

When Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his star turn at the wedding of Austrian Prime Minister Karin Kneissl, showed up at the 18th century Meseberg Palace north of Berlin on Saturday afternoon for a face-to-face with German chancellor Angela Merkel, that was a surprise of sorts; the meeting had been announced only a few …

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This Is the Real, Americanized, Nazi-Dominated Ukraine

Such important reality as is shown in this picture is virtually unpublishable in mainstream US ‘news’media, because US ‘news’media need to deceive their public about the most important international realities — such as that the US imposed upon Ukraine a nazi regime against Russia, and the US now lies to accuse Russia for doing what Russia must do in …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, offers a ball from the 2018 football World Cup to US President Donald Trump during their joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. Photo: AFP/ Yuri Kadobnov

A Walk on the Wild Side as Trump Meets Putin at Finland Station

“The Cold War is a thing of the past.” By the time President Putin said as much during preliminary remarks at his joint press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, it was clear this would not stand. Not after so much investment by American conservatives in Cold War 2.0. Russophobia is a 24/7 industry, and …

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