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Western Leaders and Putin Truly Live in ‘Different Realities,’ Piontkovsky Says

September 8, 2014

Staunton, September 7 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has observed that Vladimir Putin lives in “a different reality” than do Western leaders, Andrey Piontkovsky notes, but these Western leaders have not yet acted in a way that reflects that understanding but rather on the false assumption that Putin sees the world and calculates about it […]

Alexeyeva Denounces Those Who Put Out False Report That She Supports Crimean Anschluss

Staunton, September 8 – In the worst traditions of the Soviet past, Russian media outlets at the end of last week put out what they said was an interview with Lyudmila Alexeyeva showing that the longtime head of the Moscow Helsinki Group supports Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Ukraine. But that was a “falshivka,” a whole […]

After Crimea, West Now Believes Russia is Capable of Anything, Gontmakher Says

August 28, 2014

Staunton, August 27 – After 20 years of assuming that Russia wanted to join the rest of the world and play by the rules (an assumption that was not without its own problems) many in the West now are governed by the opposite assumption: that Russia is capable of anything and therefore must be opposed, according […]