Blog, Community News and Announcements

Saker community prospects for 2017 and, yes, appeal for support

Dear friends, All in all 2016 has been an excellent year for our community and we are entering 2017 with a great deal of hope, not only because 2017 could truly be a historical year, but also because in spite of some difficult moments (such as the hijacking and subsequent de-recognition of the German Saker blog) our community is doing exceptionally well: we are involved in all the levels of

Interesting myth-busting, honest documentary series about Russia on Indiegogo

Dear friends, I wanted to draw you attention to an interesting project looking for crowdfunding on Idiegogo: it is called “Misrepresenting Russia – This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a myth-busting, honest documentary series about Russia“.  Take a look at all the details on the projects Indiegogo’s page: https://t.co/fmChCMtUol I spoke twice to the author of this series of documentaries and it looks to me that

The Saker blog is taking time off from December 23rd through January 9th

Dear friends, We are going to go on a break.  Most of us are exhausted, this has been an amazing, but exhausting year.  I personally am going on fumes.  Furthermore, we are about to enter the period of western Christmas, the civil New Year and the Orthodox Nativity.  Finally, the next year is likely to be extremely interesting, in the sense of the Chinese (?) curse “may you live in

Call for volunteers for a major research project

Dear friends, As I have mentioned in the past, in January 2017 I will be starting a major new project entitled “History of the Orthodox People” (HOP). The main goal of this project is to present a general history of the various local Orthodox Churches in general and, specifically, to restore the historical truth about the genocides committed against the Orthodox people and about the subsequent historical cover-ups.  The rationale

The Saker blog finally blacklisted by the corporate media :-)

Over the past couple of days emails have been pouring in warning me that the Saker blog made it to the “An Initial Set of Sites That Reliably Echo Russian Propaganda“: (this is just a partial list, go to the website for the full thing) Not only that, but the WaPo decided to advertise this list which, let’s be honest, badly needed some official imprimatur since it is made by

Announcement by the Saker Community about the German Saker blog

It is with great sadness that we, the Saker Community, have decided to sever our ties with the German Saker blog. For many years the German Saker blog has been one of the most successful and dedicated blogs of our community and we want to sincerely thank Dagmar Henn for the superb job she did as the person in charge of this blog. Recently, however, the German Saker blog has

New Features: Up/Down Voting has been Removed

Saker has decided that up/down voting will be removed. The ‘read more’ will be retained. Thank you all for your feed back. Saker has asked me to place this in the ‘blog, announcements’ for enhanced visability. My apologizes if you have already reviewed this information. I also have added the current reactions to the changes. Please provide your reactions … if changes are not wanted they will be removed. The

The recent article about “Cat Motja on Motorola and Ukraine in simple human language”

Dear friends, My bad.  I screwed up.  The recent article by Scott “Cat Motja on Motorola and Ukraine in simple human language” should not have been published, at least not in its current form. I removed it along with the (predictably) divisive comments section. The responsibility is entirely mine and I apologize to everybody. The Saker

Hmmmm.. what about I offer you a good deal: a real podcast behind a *pretend* paywall?

Dear friends, How shall I put it…  hmmm… maybe its the hurricane and my forced ‘vacation’, or maybe all the repeated outages of our server (we still have not found the root cause of them, out IT officers are still trying to find it), or it’s all the crazy events taking place in our world gone insane, or maybe you are setting aside for the now very possible WWIII –

Short update from the Saker

Dear friends, My family and I are incredibly lucky.  Just 24 hours ago we were looking at a CAT4 hurricane making landfall just south of us and then slowly moving its eyewall over our county.  Remember Punta Gorda in 2004 or Homestead with Hurricane Andrew?  Something like that was a definite possibility.  Instead, we got a CAT3 whose eye never moved over land (at least not near us) and which at

Guys, this does not look good – I have to evacuate

Dear friends, Things are not looking very good tonight: check out the 11PM predicted track for Hurricane Matthew: What this means is that Matthew will pass over my house as a CAT4 Hurricane (hence the letter “m” as in “major” on the map above) with very high winds, torrential rain, isolated tornadoes and a significant storm surge.  This also means that all of the coastal areas will be evacuated and

IMPORTANT: Possible disruptions of the Saker blog in the next couple of days

Dear friends, First, as you have already noticed, we are having some problems with our servers.  This is why the blog was unreachable during most of Tuesday.  The person in charge of our IT security has managed to get the blog back online, but the problem has not been fully resolved and might happen again. Second, there is a major (CAT3 to CAT4) hurricane headed for the US East Coast. 

Fall 2016 “State of the Saker Community” report and appeal for support

Dear friends, Today I am posting the “Fall 2016 State of the Saker Community” report and fund drive to inform you and to encourage you to support my work.  To say that I need your support is an understatement so, please, help me to continue providing you this unique space of information and discussion. First, the good news: The main news to report today is that the blog is doing

Request for help: moderators needed!!

Dear friends, I would like to appeal to all the members of our community to ask for volunteer moderators, especially for the following time: between the hours of 16:00 GMT and 24:00 GMT. Our moderators are exhausted and need some time off, so if you can help, please let us know and contact our webmaster, at either one of the following email addresses: vineyard.mod_hs@unseen.is saker-webmaster@yandex.com (please do not email me

Appeal of Russian organizations in Canada

Activists of the Russian community of Toronto, Montreal, and other North American cities will protest against the blanket ban on the Russian National Team of Paralympic athletes from participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The decision to ban the athletes demonstrates an absolute disregard for the legal right of people to the presumption of innocence. We cannot allow such blatant attacks on our morals, ethics, and democratic freedoms. Unfortunately, we

Request for help from the Saker: are you good at drawing, especially maps? (UPDATED!)

Dear friends, I hope that somebody from our community could draw the following map for me: Take a (non-copyrighted) map of the world and show how far a line 1000km away from the Russian border would reach? A simple map of Russia with the Russian border clearly indicated and then a second “border” 1000km away from the real border would be perfect. I would like to have a picture to

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