Speeches, Statements and Interviews

Trump helps to nationalize the Russian business elite (Ruslan Ostashko)

Churchill one said: “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have tried every thing else”. In the same style, the new idea of Donald Trump with his Kremlin list will not bring about the millionaire rebellion but, on the contrary, will lead to the consolidation of the elites and return of their money to Russia. The process has already started.. Video translated and

Christ the Savior and the Jewish Revolution

Written in April 1921 by His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) of Kiev and Galicia (1863-1936) Introduction by The Saker:  Today I am post another article written by an Orthodox Christian bishop, this time one of the most outstanding, if at times controversial ones, of the 20th century.  If  the previous article I posted was written by an Orthodox bishop right after the end of WWII, this one is written right

His Hatred by Ivan Iliyn

by Ivan Ilyin (excerpt from his book “Singing heart – a book of quiet contemplations) Translated from the Russian by Edvin Buday How burdensome, how almost unbearable is the feeling that “he hates me”… How strong a feeling of one’s own weakness seizes the soul… One does not wish to think about it, sometimes with success. But even without thinking, one feels that current through the spiritual ether, that stream

Poland is leaving the EU (Ruslan Ostashko)

This is the latest video from the Russian political analyst Ruslan Ostashko, this time in a somewhat different format from the familiar “Five minutes of Common Sense”. Donald Tusk has revealed the secret of Polichinelle. Poland, apparently, is in the EU only because Brussels is paying Poland billions of Euro every year. But when the funds stop (soon, it seems), then the Poles might be ready to conduct a referendum

President Putin meets heads of Russian print media and news agencies

Ahead of Russian Press Day marked on January 13, Vladimir Putin met with heads of Russian print media and news agencies in the editorial office of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. The discussion focused on current professional issues. The President congratulated media representatives on their professional holiday. January 11, 2018 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/56639 In December 2017, during Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference, Komsomolskaya Pravda correspondent Alexander Gamov invited the President to visit the newspaper’s editorial office. Before meeting with heads of Russian print media and news agencies, Vladimir Putin toured an exhibition devoted

Ivan Ilyin on contemplative love

Introduction by the Saker: Today I am starting a new feature of the Saker Blog – I will regularly publish various texts written by Russian philosophers and Orthodox Church Fathers.  My goal here is to open a window, however small, in the real historical, social, political, spiritual, philosophical and cultural roots of what I often refer to as the “Russian civilizational realm”.  I am very fortunate to have been contacted

St Gregory Palamas: Homily on the Holy Nativity

On the Saving Nativity According to the Flesh of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ This is the Festival of the virgin birth! Our address must be exalted therefore in accordance with the greatness of the feast, and enter into the mystery, as far as this is accessible and permissible, and time allows, that something of its inner power might be revealed even to us. Please strive, brethren,

Hassan Nasrallah: we are about to liberate Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and all of Palestine

Subtitled video censored by Youtube for alleged “violent or graphic content”. See it on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/247474611 Hassan Nasrallah: we are about to liberate Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and all of Palestine from 7asan saleh on Vimeo. Transcript: […] (Against the decision of Trump), the least (degree of faith) here would be that the Palestinian Authority, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (who will meet) in Istanbul in two days decree

Russia and the IOC – a commentary by Ruslan Ostashko

This is another video from the series “5 Minutes of Common Sense” by the Russian political analysis Ruslan Ostashko. In this video, Ruslan is expressing his views on the ban imposed by the IOC on the participation of the Russian team in the winter Olympic games in the South Korea and on the steps Russia could have taken. Commentary by Eugenia who translated and subtitled this video (thanks Eugenia!!): I

Hassan Nasrallah: the US keep supporting ISIS in every possible way

click on ‘cc’ to see the English subtitles Translation by: http://sayed7asan.blogspot.com Transcript: […] When we get to the point where Iraqi leaders will announce their final victory against ISIS and Syrian leaders will announce the final victory against ISIS, we will have to sit and talk, we will need to make calls, organize conferences and studies… Of course, we will also need real festivities to celebrate the victory because it

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