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A couple of short items about Russia Insider and book for donations

Dear friends,First, I want to thank you all for your support and kind words about the Russia Insider project.  I am also truly delighted to be associated with this endeavor.Second, I wanted to clarify a few things about Russia Insider and my role in it.  Russia Insider is not a blog or a collective of blogs.  The format used by RI is deliberately kept to short(er) posts, not long analytical

The “Russia Insider” project is officially launched today!

I am delighted to announce that I have been contacted by the editors of the new website Russia Insider and that I have accepted their offer to collaborate with them.  I did agree to this not only because I knew several of the excellent contributors to this project, but also because I truly believe that it is a much needed, timely and very important project (please see Russia Insider’s “About”

A couple of blog housekeeping news

Dear friends,I wanted to share with you a couple of blog housekeeping news. First, the “kinda-but-I-am-not-so-sure-bad” news: after both of the people whom I had asked to help me as pre-moderators bailed out on me (the first one due to disagreements in the format of the blog, the second due to personal issues) I have decided that when the new blog goes live I will do all the moderation myself.

Quick note to my readers + Open Thread

Dear friends,Sorry for the long silence.  I am fine, just had some personal issues in meatspace to take care of, now I am back to normal and, God willing, I should have a Ukraine SITREP ready for you by the end of the afternoon.  Topic will include the Poroshenko speech, the latest “sellout” of Novorussia, the Minsk Memorandum, and the World Economic Forum’s so-called “Ukraine Initiative”.Stay tuned and give me

A couple of short news items

Dear friends,I couple of short ones today.First, according to the EU Parliament member Wolfgang Gerke (sp?) the EU is debating making a list of Russian journalists to be barred from entering the EU.  Banderastan already has such a black list with 35 names.  So much for “democratic” and “European” “free speech” values.  The Russian press is openly laughing. Feel the love! Second, those who had any doubts about where the

Warning to all readers

Dear friends,Some of you may have noticed that a few comments have been posted here accusing me of spreading the rumor of Strelkov’s death.  The same nonsense has also been posted elsewhere on the Internet.Just to make things clear, I was told about these rumors this morning from several readers.  I replied to them that I did not believe that this was true.  The origin of these rumors might be

Request for assistance: Strelkov press conference media coverage

Dear friends,I promised myself that I would go away from the keyboard but I could not, there is just so much going on!  I am working on a analysis/commentary of the Strelkov press conference and I could need some help here.  Can you help me find out which media did cover it and how?For example, not a single Russian TV channel has said a word about it, at least so

BREAKING NEWS – Strelkov makes a historical press conference!

Dear friends,I just wanted to share with you the news that Igor Strelkov has made a truly historical press conference.  For those understanding Russian, please see here: soon as I get a translation or, better, a subtitled video I will post it here.At this point I will only say that his statements are both very powerful and very subtle and a very careful analysis of his statements needs to be

Saker community news, blog update and donations

Dear friends,First, I want to begin this news update with an un-official pre-announcement: it appears that the Saker Blog community might welcome a new Language Team in our community, and a big language at that!  Since this is neither final nor official, I don’t want to announce this yet, but I cannot resist giving you a little head-up about this.Second, I have seen the prototype of the new WordPress based

AngloZionist: Short primer for the newcomers

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize“ Voltaire Dear new-to-this blog friends,Why do I speak of “AngloZionists”?  I got that question many times in the past, so I will make a separate post about it to (hopefully) explain this once and for all.1) Anglo: The USA in an Empire.  With roughly 1000 overseas bases (depends on how you count), a undeniably

Appeal from the Russian Saker Team

Dear friends, While we are all on the edge waiting for the news from Novorossia to change any minute, we’d like to ask your help with the two projects that the Russian Saker team is currently undertaking: 1. Our Russian partners from site asked us about the Ferguson crisis in the USA. Can those of you who live in the US, write something up for us or send us

Blog news update, donations and some personal thoughts

Dear friends,Blog migration to new servers First I would like to update you on the migration of this blog to dedicated servers in Iceland.  The short version is this: it is happening, we have already backed up the data, the server is up, WordPress has been installed, and the very kind IT specialists who are helping me are working on a few more matters.  It might take a little longer,

Quick note to the readers & open thread

Dear friends,I will spend most of the day tomorrow on the road.  God willing, I will be back tomorrow evening.  In the meantime, please feel free to discuss anything except the topic of global warming which (by popular demand) I am banning just because it would really burden this blog.  I will try to moderate the comments as often as possible from my van.Also, one reader told me that the

Blog news: The Vineyard extends to Oceania!

Dear friends,It is with all the pride of a proud father looking a a new baby that I am happy to officially announce the creation of the Vineyard Saker in Oceania! The folks who launched this new franchise of our community had been working with the various Saker Language Teams for a while already and I can say with great confidence that their work is nothing short of stellar.  Yet, there

A note of thanks to the blog’s donors and a few comments about support

Dear friends,I have to admit with a great deal of embarrassment that I simply have not found the time to thank those of you who have sent donations to support this blog in person.  I realize that this is rude, but my choice was stark: every minute spent on sending out personal thank you notes is one I did not spent working on this blog and maintaining contacts with the

Confession and open thread

Dear friends, I am exhausted. Totally. Wiped out. And this has shown in the past couple of days when I failed to police comments which never should have made it to begin with. I hope to be able to address what I see as The Key Issue (all in caps!) by Thursday morning/early afternoon: will the US/NATO attempt to attack Russian and/or Novorussia and, if yes, how? But tomorrow I

Important appeal for help from the “Russian Team”!

Dear fellow followers of The VineyardSaker, As you know our community of volunteer translators is growing. Almost every day we receive offers from people around the world to help us spread Saker’s articles around. We are truly growing into a great community of like-minded people who want to do something to spread just and fair information to the world. All our linguistic teams work very closely together to produce important

Short message from the Saker

Dear friends,I am still on the road, but I want to tell you all that things are looking much better for the Resistance and infinitely worse for the junta in Kiev.  I will write an analysis of all that when I get all the facts (and the couple of hours behind to sit my keyboard), but already I will tell you that we might well have reached a turning point