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FSB holds briefing on Kerch Strait crisis

FSB holds briefing on Kerch Strait crisis A briefing on Kerch Strait crisis held by the First Deputy Head of the Coast Guard Department of the FSB Border Service Aleksey Volsky and Head of the Investigative Department of FSB Mikhail Shishov in Moscow on Saturday dedicated to the Kerch Strait crisis on Saturday, December 8. Tensions rose off Crimea on November 25th as three Ukrainian navy vessels breached Russian territorial

Lavrov’s interview and answers to questions for the programme “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview and answers to questions for the programme “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, December 2, 2018 http://www.mid.ru/ru/press_service/video/-/asset_publisher/i6t41cq3VWP6/content/id/3425025?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_i6t41cq3VWP6&_101_INSTANCE_i6t41cq3VWP6_languageId=en_GB   Question: It was a highly unusual G20 summit, with very many factors.  I don’t remember Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel having to overcome so many obstacles just to get to a meeting. The death of President George H.W. Bush cast

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Standing with Saudi Arabia

Note: A friend of mine sent me this today with the following words: “We are post honor, post decency and post rules based society and into perhaps the final step before total collapse in the West now in my view. Floating on oil fumes.”  I can only agree. The Saker ——- America First! The world is a very dangerous place! The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for

Nasrallah to Yemenis: ‘US/Saudis have failed, victory closer than ever before’

Note: Subscribe to our mailing list, we’ll notify you when we publish text translations like the one below. Note: You can help our work continue and grow with as little as $1/month through our Patreon page. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has urged Yemenis to remain steadfast and hold firm to their battle fronts and positions,  as the Saudi-Emirati-American coalition has “failed” in the country, and that ‘victory was closer

Trump goes full retard… (UPDATED)

I can’t say that I am ‘surprised’, but still, I am.  That he would actually do this really makes reality even weirder than fantasy.  Check out what The Donald posted today: I think that if I was a kinder person I would probably be embarrassed for him, but I cannot muster enough kindness in me for that.  To me, he looks like one delusional and pompous ass with a serious

Hassan Nasrallah: We have all the missiles we need, Israeli soldiers desert combat units

Two extracts from August 26 and September 20, 2018. Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on August 26, 2018, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon against terrorist groups. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Transcript:[…] I want to tell you, on this first anniversary of the (Second) Liberation (of Lebanon against terrorist groups in August 2017), that in these battles against the Al-Nusra Front on the

Jerusalem Patriarchate looking to dialogue between Local Churches to solve Ukraine issue

The Jerusalem Orthodox Church prays for the unity of Orthodoxy and hopes that it will be possible to resolve the conflict between the Ecumenical and Moscow Patriarchates through dialogue, a representative of the Jerusalem Patriarchate told RIA-Novosti today. “We always pray for the unity of the Church. We believe that an appropriate solution to this situation will be found through discussion. We are concerned about this and we pray for

President Putin’s meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

Full official English language transcript. Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 15th anniversary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. October 18, 2018 Sochi The main topic is The World We Will Live In: Stability and Development in the 21st Century. The plenary session moderator is Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club. The Valdai Forum opened in Sochi on October 15. Its participants – 130 experts from 33 countries – are discussing Russia’s political and socioeconomic prospects as well as social and cultural development

Joint Statement of the Serbian and Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchates

Irenic& Official visit of His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X to the Serbian Orthodox Church From October 11to 19, 2018 BELGRADE – 19th of October 2018 – This historical visit, the first since Antiochian Orthodox Patriarch THEODOSIOS VI (Abou-Rjaili) visited Belgrade, was made in the context of the difficult and painful circumstances that are facing the Antiochian Orthodox Church in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East. This visit also coincides with

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Euronews

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Euronews, Moscow, October 16, 2018   Question: The issue of Russia’s financial contribution to the Council of Europe has long been on the agenda after Russia’s voting right was suspended. How important is the Council of Europe to Russia? What, in your view, is the likely solution to this impasse? Sergey Lavrov: The Council of Europe is going through a serious crisis and not

Hassan Nasrallah: ISIS is over, Israel on its own against Iran, Syria & Hezbollah

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on September 19, 2018, on the tenth night of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Support this work and subscribe to the Facebook Page and Dailymotion Channel to get around censorship.    Transcript: […] Next point, the third point. I think this year is the year of the military liquidation of ISIS in our region,

President Putin’s Q&A at the Russian Energy Week International Forum

Vladimir Putin addressed the plenary session of the second Russian Energy Week Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum. The forum is taking place in Moscow on October 3–6. Its main theme is Sustainable Energy for the Changing World. The forum will be attended by representatives of the largest international companies and organisations, and leading experts. About 60 business events will be held within the framework of the official programme. * * * Speech at the plenary session President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues. I am very happy to welcome the participants

Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 28, 2018 Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, The speeches delivered during the general discussion at this session of the UN General Assembly confirm the fact that international relations are going through a very complex and contradictory historical stage. Today, we are witnesses to a collision of two opposing trends. On the one hand,

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