Tag: Russian isolation

Putin Is Turning Up The Heat In Syria To Cover Turning It Down In Ukraine

September 22, 2015

Staunton, September 20 – Faced with ever greater economic problems at home and isolation abroad, Vladimir Putin needs to freeze the conflict in the Donbass in such a way that Russians won’t begin asking questions about why he went there in the first place, Aleksandr Rabinovich says. And consequently, he is turning up the heat […]

Autarchy Imposed or Chosen Would Seriously Harm Russians, Moscow Commentator Says

July 1, 2014

Staunton, June 30 – Western sanctions and Ukraine’s decision to end arms exports to Russia have already hurt some sectors of the economy and prompted some to call for making Russia completely independent of the international economy, but such moves, a Moscow commentator says, would only make Russia’s current problems even worse. Viktor Dyatlovich, a […]

UNGA Vote on Crimean ‘Referendum’ Shows New Divisions in the World

March 28, 2014

Staunton, March 28 – The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a resolution declaring the Moscow-organized “referendum” in Crimea illegal. The UN vote, of course, has no legal force, although it does highlight the emergence of new divisions in the international community, divisions that will certainly outlast the current crisis. One hundred countries, including the […]