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Media Watchdog Warns Charlie Hebdo-Style Cartoons Constitute Crime in Russia

The Moscow Times: Russia’s communications watchdog issued a formal warning to the country’s media on Friday against publishing religious-themed cartoons, saying their publication could be classified as a crime. The…

Top Russian senator calls on West to stop ‘demonization race’

Source: rt.com When ordinary Western people oppose Russia’s stand on various issues they are often unaware of the real situation because they think only of media stereotypes says the chair…

Gorbachev Interview: ‘I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned’

English Site>World>Ukraine>Gorbachev Warns of Decline in Russian Western Ties over Ukraine Gorbachev Interview: ‘I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned’ Interview Conducted by Matthias Schepp and Britta Sandberg Denis Sinyakov/ DER…

America’s Going to Lose the Oil Price War

By Bloomberg on 09:20 pm Jan 13, 2015 The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has…

Behind the Russian peace plan for Syria

Michael Young| The Daily Star Earlier this week, Khaled Khoja, the new head of the Syria opposition in exile, rejected a Russian proposal to attend talks in Moscow to end…

Millions of Orthodox Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on the night of January 6th

This video is from 2012. Millions of Orthodox Christians across the world are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on the night of January 6th, in accordance with the Julian…

Putin Names NATO as Top Threat to Russia

Source: The Daily Beast According to a new military doctrine signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, NATO is the nation’s No. 1 military threat. The doctrine raises the possibility of…

The U.S. and Saudis are behind an oil price crash that could topple regimes in Russia and Iran

Mailonline: From Russia to America, and from Scotland to the Middle East, the dramatic fall in the price of oil — down by nearly half in six months — has…

Year 2015 ! and what’s now dangerous about Russia is that it’s a wounded bear.

Source: CNN No political actor dominated the global stage in 2014 like Vladimir Putin. He meddled in Ukraine and successfully annexed Crimea, but now Putin looks like he overplayed his…

Russia starts bailing out banks as economy faces ‘full-blown crisis’

The Telegraph: Russia is facing a “full-blown economic crisis”, a former finance minister has warned, as the country is forced to take emergency financial measures. The economy has been battered…

‘The bear never asks permission’

Source: CNN CNN) — Have no fear, Vladimir Putin is here. That seems to be the message in an epic promo released ahead of the Russian president’s annual news conference…

‘Terror has no religion’: MP urges ban on phrase ‘Islamic terrorist’ in mass media

RT: A Russian lawmaker proposes a ban on expressions such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ and ‘Islamist militant’ in the mass media, claiming they give people the wrong impression about Islam and…

Russian billionaire pays $4.1M for James Watson’s Nobel Priz

Russian billionaire pays $4.1M for James Watson’s Nobel Prize, so he can return it to the seller — James Watson Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times | December 9, 2014 |…

The Most Dangerous Time in Russian-US Relations Since the Cuban Missile Crisis

thenation.com:  This is the most dangerous time for Russian-US relations since the Cuban missile crisis, according to Stephen Cohen. When Cohen joined The Young Turks this week, he explained that we are…

Russia’s regional role (in the Middle East)

The Daily Star, Lebanon: Editorial The recent Russian movement in the region speaks not only of Putin’s desire to reassert Kremlin’s position in the area, but of U.S. failings here.…

Defiant Putin accuses West of provoking Ukraine crisis

Market watch: MOSCOW — Striking a defiant tone, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of provoking a crisis in Ukraine and using sanctions to try to constrain…

Russia’s crackdown on Crimea’s Muslims Tatars resisted Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula in March, and the Muslim community has paid for it since.

Mansur Mirovalev and Denis Sinyakov Last updated: 25 Nov 2014 11:33 Putilovka, Crimea – The search warrant accused Muslyadin Muslyadinov of killing a Ukrainian riot police officer, although the dozen…

‘Russia’s treatment of Crimean (Muslim) Tatars echoes mistakes made by Soviets’

Guardian: The gravest ethnic and political conflict in Russia today is not to be found inChechnya nor in the xenophobic capitals of Moscow and St Petersburg. Rather, it stalks the newly…

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