Tag: Sweden

Russian Politicians Building an International Extreme Right Alliance

September 15, 2015

Ukraine Live Day 387: 1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded, As Attacks Continue On 3 Key Fronts

March 11, 2015

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Separatism In Karelia More Serious Than Many Think, Petrozavodsk Deputy Says

December 17, 2014

Staunton, December 17 — Karelian nationalists who call for the independence of their republic and raise “unnecessary and harmful questions about additional state languages” there are being “seriously underestimated” as a threat to Petrozavodsk and Moscow, according to Sergey Pirozhnikov, a deputy in the republic legislative assembly. The reason that this small group is so […]

Ukraine Live Day 270: Shelling Kills Child And Soldier While Leaders Gather For G20

November 14, 2014

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Responding To Russia’s Threats In The Baltics Is Like Playing ‘Whack-a-Mole’

October 22, 2014

Not long after an Estonian counter-intelligence (KAPO) officer was kidnapped and paraded before Moscow TV cameras, Sweden is now playing its own version of “whack-a-mole,” with its navy hunting for phantom objects after reports suggest a Russian submarine or mini-sub is stranded in its waters. It is not clear exactly what is happening. Reports have […]

Russian Region’s Official Site Features Call for Secession — For Three Hours

October 9, 2014

Staunton, October 7 – At the end of the Soviet era, a joke circulated in Moscow that appears to be having an echo today. According to the story, Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze met President Mikhail Gorbachev at the airport when the latter was returning from Estonia. “What have you done?” Shevardnadze supposedly asks. Gorbachev […]

Russians Have Lost a Sense of Direction, Emil Pain Says

June 27, 2014

Staunton, June 27 – Life expectancy is a demographic category that is most comparable across countries, and Russia now ranks 129th in the world in that regard, behind not just Europe but former Soviet republics and Soviet bloc countries, a pattern that reflects the fact that Russians have lost a sense of direction and are […]

Putin Much Less Dangerous Personally Than is His ‘Russian World’ Idea, Piontkovsky Says

May 24, 2014

Staunton, May 18 – Vladimir Putin’s conception of a “Russian world,” of “the idea of the uniqueness of the Russian man,” is “much more dangerous for the world than is Putin himself,” according to Andrey Piontkovsky. And the West must fight “this nightmare” by discrediting its author and showing that it “doesn’t work” Speaking to […]