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Lawmakers target ISIS propaganda on Russian social networks

Russia Today: Russian MPs are asking prosecutors to block Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) films on Russian websites and social networks to prevent the spread of radical Islamist ideas, along…

Despair and euphoria in Crimea six months after Russian annexation Dispatch: Tatars face campaign of repression after opposing annexation, while ethnic Russians rejoice at joining motherland

By Tom Parfitt, Crimea3:57PM BST 06 Oct 2014 This spring, two tragedies hit Ilmi Umerov in one week. First his father died suddenly after a short illness. Then his homeland…

EU an UKRAINE: Swiss stance on Russia sanctions divide opinion

stance on Russia sanctions divides opinions By Peter Siegenthaler AUG 26, 2014 – 11:00 Swiss vegetables and cheese are more popular in Russia than ever as a result of Russian…

Putin unveils Ukraine truce plan, France halts warship

Summary President Vladimir Putin outlined plans for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine Wednesday but Ukraine’s premier dismissed the proposal, while France expressed its disapproval of Moscow’s support for separatist forces…

Nato accuses Russia of violating Ukraine sovereignty

Source: BBC Nato has accused Russia of a “blatant violation” of Ukraine’s sovereignty and engaging in direct military operations to support pro-Russian rebels. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that “despite…

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East

By ANDREW E. KRAMER and MICHAEL R. GORDON AUG. 27, 2014 NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in recent days, attacking Ukrainian…

Russia Extends Ban On Food Products From U.S., Europe, Canada And Australia Over Ukraine Sanctions

 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Our source Huffington Post Posted: 08/07/2014  MOSCOW (AP) — Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an…

The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard

By Matthias Schepp and Cornelia Schmergal The United States and Europe last week announced the imposition of stronger sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. German…

The suspicious timing. The MH17 tragedy happened two days after the BRICS announced an antidote to the IMF and the World Bank, bypassing the US dollar

Source: Asia Times: And then there’s the suspicious timing. The MH17 tragedy happened two days after the BRICS announced an antidote to the IMF and the World Bank, bypassing the…

Putin miscalculated in Ukraine

Source: Stratfor: Ultimately, politicians who miscalculate and mismanage tend not to survive. Putin miscalculated in Ukraine, failing to anticipate the fall of an ally, failing to respond effectively and then…

Can Putin survive?

STRATFOR Geopolitical Weekly MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 – By George Friedman There is a general view that Vladimir Putin governs the Russian Federation as a dictator, that he has defeated…

Flight 17 Burial Delays Frustrate Families

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—As the bodies of those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 decompose, some stricken families of those on board look set to suffer more frustration if religious burial rites are…

Poll: Was shooting Down Malaysian Airline Flight with 295 on Board Terrorism?

Epigraph: On account of this, We prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in…

ESCALATION: OSCE urges inquiry of plane crash in Ukraine

The Swiss chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has called for an impartial investigation into the circumstances of Thursday’s crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane…

Why Moldova Urgently Matters

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 – 03:58 Stratfor By Robert D. Kaplan “NATO’s Article 5 offers little protection against Vladimir Putin’s Russia,” Iulian Fota, Romania’s presidential national security adviser, told me…

Russia attacks U.S. oil and gas companies in massive hack

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The Cold War didn’t end in the 1990′s. It simply moved online. That much is clear after a security firm reported this week that Russian hackers have…

Russia to cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) By Charles Riley  @CRrileyCNN June 16, 2014 Russia state-owned gas firm Gazprom says it will cut off supplies to Ukraine after negotiators failed to resolve a payment dispute before…

Russia’s Putin signs 30 year gas deal with China

Source: BBC Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has signed multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China. The deal between Russia’s Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has been 10 years…

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