Category Archives: Russia

Russia accuses Polish WW2 resistance of exterminating Warsaw Jews, Ukrainians

The Russian Defence Ministry on Friday accused Poland’s World War Two Home Army (AK) resistance of exterminating Jews and Ukrainians in Warsaw prior to the city’s 1945 liberation by the Red Army. Citing recently declassified documentation related to the Soviets’ entry into Warsaw on January 17, 1945, the Russian ministry said the documents “show that units of the Home Army

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Russia Bans Ukrainian Journalist From Entering Russian-Occupied Crimea Until 2054

Russia’s Border Guard Service, a branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB), has banned Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibrahimov from entering Russia and the Russian-occupied Ukrainian region of Crimea until the middle of 2054. Ibrahimov, who works with the Crimea Desk of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, told RFE/RL on January 18 that he had been handed the order in person without explanation.

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'Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore': Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism

The Polish people aren’t interested in the events of the past, being fully consumed by their daily hassles, and the country’s authorities are using this to their advantage, freely rewriting WWII history, academics told RT. Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary

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Russia's Incredible Shrinking Navy: Can Putin Grow It Back?

Russia’s president announced some new buys. But that’s not the whole picture. Key Point: Is the Russian Navy sinking?  The Russia fleet in 2019 will take delivery of 23 new surface vessels, two new submarines and three new aircraft, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced. The numbers on their face are impressive. But in fact, most of the surface ships are

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Lavrov: There were F-35s in the air in the Iranian border when Iran downed airliner

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on January 8 occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S. stealth fighters in the area. “There were at least six (U.S.) F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area (at the time). This information has

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Iran chooses Chinese J-10C over Russian MiG-35 fighters

Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM Contrary to reports from numerous sources in Russia’s Defense Ministry that Iran was seriously interested in Russian MiG-35 fighters, the Islamic republic’s government plans to use $1.5 of the $3 billion allocated by Qatar to purchase 36 Chinese Chengdu J-10C fighters, which are reportedly cheaper and more promising. “The Emir (head of state) of

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Trump will discuss with Putin a hacker attack on Burisma

US President Donald Trump plans to discuss cyber attacks on Burisma’s website with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. It is reported by Reuters . “US President Donald Trump may discuss information about the hacking of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma the next time he talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” said White House adviser Kellian Conway. Recall that the Department of Cyber ​​Police of the

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Putin’s New PM Hiding Elite Moscow Property – Proekt

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister appears to own elite real estate in a prestigious suburb outside Moscow, the Proekt investigative news website reported Thursday. Russia’s parliament voted to approve Mikhail Mishustin, head of the country’s tax service, into office Thursday. Putin’s surprise choice is part of the president’s shake-up of the political system, which led to his loyal

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Think again

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst In a recent National Interest article, George Beebe dismisses US policy on Ukraine as “steeped in illusions” and argues for a “sensible alternative.” It is a nice try, but what he comes up with does not pass muster.   Beebe disagrees with longstanding US policy to give Ukraine the opportunity to choose its own future, which

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What Changes Is Putin Planning for Russia’s Constitution?

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced several constitutional amendments in the closing minutes of his annual state of the nation address Wednesday. While Putin said the package of amendments should be put to a nationwide vote, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that vote does not entail a referendum. The national vote on Putin’s package of constitutional amendments is expected to be

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Putin has declared war, but not just against Ukraine, with his proposed constitutional changes

Russian President Vladimir Putin has added Zakhar Prylepin, Russian writer and Donbas fighter to the so-called ‘working group’ for the constitutional amendments he announced on 15 January.  Prylepin’s inclusion is a grave affront to all Ukrainians, however the changes Putin is planning are likely to have even more serious ramifications for Ukraine.  While well-known Ukrainian journalist Vitaly Portnikov is doubtless

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In Russia, a former VTRC operator was beaten to talk about censorship and corruption in the company

In Moscow, on January 11, two unidentified assailants attacked former VTRC (All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company) operator Leonid Krivenko, who gave a number of interviews to foreign journalists about political censorship and corruption in the company. About it writes the Russian service “Radio Liberty”. Leonid Kryvenko said that he was attacked from behind, knocked to the ground and started kicking. According to

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Who Targeted Ukraine Airlines Flight 752? Iran Shot It Down But There May Be More to the Story

The claim that Major General Qassem Soleimani was a “terrorist” on a mission to carry out an “imminent” attack that would kill hundreds of Americans turned out to be a lie, so why should one believe anything else relating to recent developments in Iran and Iraq? To be sure, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 departing from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International

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Putin's New Plan to Hold Power Forever

Russia’s real constitution is in Putin’s head. That’s where the missing details will come from, too. In his state of the nation address on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a sweeping constitutional reform that would give him several options to retain power after 2024, when his term ends. The announcement led to the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s government, showing that a

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U.S. ‘Climate Weapon’ Caused Russia’s Warm Winter, Lawmaker Says

The United States may be using a “climate weapon” to cause an unseasonably warm winter in Russia, a lawmaker has claimed in an interview with the Govorit Moskva radio station Tuesday. Weather experts say the anomaly in Moscow and parts of Russia this winter was caused by an atmospheric front from the Atlantic Ocean. “I’m convinced these are not random

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