Tag: Russia

Far from condemning the national aspirations of Ukrainians, Putin defends them In July 2021, Vladimir Putin published a historical essay on Russia and Ukraine on the website of the President of Russia. The essay is a very informative read, written by someone with a deep knowledge of the subject. It is...
Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the “Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa” Act—seems like relic from bygone era During the Cold War, the U.S. government invoked the pretext of Russian interference to justify a range of crimes, including the assassination of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, the...
“Putin only understands the language of strength” has become the unanimous position among elite decision-makers within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Germany, as a last holdout, has now embraced the arming of Ukraine in furtherance of what the U.S. State Department is calling an effort “in support of...
On May 11, the online news journal Mediapart in France interviewed Olivier Besancenot following his recent return from a fact-finding mission to Ukraine. The interview was translated into English and published in a French Trotskyist journal that publishes in English and French. Besancenot was the presidential candidate of France for...
Relationship Can Be Rekindled Today, Even in These Darkest of Times There was a time in the intelligence and diplomatic communities of the United States, when “intelligence” required study of the history and culture of other nations, and their historical relationship with our own country. The current conflict between the...
“Ukrainian Army Soldiers Shot Into My Home and Burned All My Things,” Says Elderly Luhansk Woman...
This week the European Union is expected to announce a complete import ban on Russian oil. Hungary, in its first real act of defiance, is threatening to veto this; Germany, after some hemming and hawing, has finally decided it can survive such a ban. Assuming Hungary’s objections are eventually overcome,...
Says Ukrainian Army Has Committed War Crimes and That “We’re the Bad Guys in Mariupol” Aiden Aislin, a captured British mercenary currently being held in Russian captivity, is filled with regrets for his participation in a deadly war. Aislin, a 28-year-old from Nottingham who first came to Ukraine in 2018 and...
Where shall I begin? Can a man endure so much suffering? Can you write about so much suffering without getting emotional? Probably not. Mariupol has been wiped out, buildings have collapsed mostly due to rocket attacks and, of course, there have been bombings as well. The Western media, of course, blame the Russians...
Since the Russian military operation to de-Nazify and de-militarize Ukraine began in late February, there is a common misperception that the Western left is “split” over the conflict in its response. Indeed, it is true there has been infighting within organizations such as the U.S.-based Democratic Socialists of America...