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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…

Crimea’s Muslim Minority: ‘It’s Either War Or Compromise’

ALEXANDER WINNING BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea (Reuters) – Seventy years after their families’ mass deportation under Soviet leader Josef Stalin, the Crimean Tatars are in a quandary: should they cooperate with their…

Fearing Religious Persecution, Crimea’s Muslim Tatars Flee The New Russia

LVIV — There’s a commotion in Room 312 of Lviv’s social services department, where over 50 Crimean Tatars are crowded into the small space — families with children, older married…

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Leo Tolstoy

Famous Russian author Count Leo Tolstoy read the English translation of The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam, by the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, the Founder of the Ahmadiyya…

Is Putin playing for a draw in Ukraine?

STORY SUMMARY In the chess game that is the Ukraine crisis, it’s increasingly clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t thought his way through to the endgame. This complex picture…

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide — WHO

GENEVA – Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on…

I WANT YOU

Source: The Daily Beast: The leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic of Ukraine called on Russia to “absorb” the region following Sunday’s referendum. Referencing the 89 percent of voters…

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