Speeches, Statements and Interviews

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

Ramzan Kadyrov’ views on homosexuality

Dear friends, Ramzan Kadyrov recently gave a long interview on Russian TV to Nailia Asker-Zade which included an interesting and a beautifully politically incorrect segment about homosexuality.  Thanks to Eugenia, I can now post this segment with English subtitles. I am posting this not because I endorse or agree with what Kadyrov says, although I basically do, but to give you a sense of how dramatically different Russia is from

Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard Address

Transcript: I am sincerely happy to be here on the occasion of the 327th commencement of this old and most prestigious university. My congratulations and very best wishes to all of today’s graduates. Harvard’s motto is “VERITAS.” Many of you have already found out, and others will find out in the course of their lives, that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate our attention totally on it’s pursuit.

Joint statement by Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey

President of The Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of The Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of The Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gathered in Sochi on November 22, 2017, for а tripartite meeting, reaffirmed their determination to continue active collaboration among Iran, Russia and Turkey with а view to establishing peace and stability in Syria, envisaged by UNSCR 2254. The Presidents expressed satisfaction with the current

Hassan Nasrallah: are Saudi Arabia and Israel preparing a war against Hezbollah?

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on November 5th, 2017, after the resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri source: http://sayed7asan.blogspot.de/2017/11/hassan-nasrallah-are-saudi-arabia-and.html Transcript: […] My speech tonight will be devoted exclusively to this point (the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri). In order not to begin by analysis or not simply rely on (disputable) analyzes, I want to start with (well-established) facts and data. Facts known by all ministers

Statement by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States of America

President Trump and President Putin today, meeting on the margins of the APEC conference in Danang, Vietnam, confirmed their determination to defeat ISIS in Syria. They expressed their satisfaction with successful US-Russia enhanced de-confliction efforts between US and Russian military professionals that have dramatically accelerated ISIS’s losses on the battlefield in recent months. The Presidents agreed to maintain open military channels of communication between military professionals to help ensure the safety of both US and Russian forces and de-confliction of partnered forces engaged in the fight against ISIS. They confirmed these efforts will

Article by Vladimir Putin for the 25th APEC summit

Article by Vladimir Putin, The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Danang: Together Towards Prosperity and Harmonious Development November 8, 2017 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/56023 The 25th anniversary APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will take place in Danang very soon, on November 10 and 11. We greatly value the APEC forum for the ample opportunities it affords all participants to engage in discussions and coordinate positions on a variety of economic, social, environmental, and cultural issues. Our countries strive to cooperate based on the principles of consensus and voluntary participation, mutual respect and willingness to compromise, regardless of the political situation. This

Two part MUST SEE interview of Margarita Simonyan on Russian TV (UPDATED WITH TRANSCRIPT)

Again, words fail me to adequately express my gratitude to Eugenia for translating, subtitling and uploading these videos! The Saker Original links: Part I: https://rutube.ru/video/35f47363af9ce3fd35be7126d3e225ee/ Part II: https://rutube.ru/video/cefd5544d2b1c9e10c2b6ea57a0f3878/  Note: these videos often load slowly, but then play well. PART I THE RIGHT TO KNOW! 00:00:15,560 –> 00:00:20,639 DK. Good evening. This is the show “The right to know!” on the TV Center channel and I am its host Dmitrii Koulikov.

MUST SEE interview of Maria Zakharova on Russian TV (UPDATED WITH TRANSCRIPT)

Friends, Here I want to thank Eugenia for a truly heroic effort.  Not only did she translate, subtitle and upload the video, she did that on her so-called ‘free’ time (without going into details, I will say that Eugenia is a top-level professional with a prestigious career and an extremely busy life).  Eugenia – you are truly to be thanked by our Community for your immense dedication and work! Second,

Michael Parenti The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

In my efforts  to try to educate people about Communism and to explain why it is not “dead” as the official propaganda would have you believe, but alive and doing better than ever (thanks to the current collapse of the Capitalist AngloZionist Empire), I would like to share with you a pretty interesting lecture by Prof. Michael Parenti who, by debunking the founding myths of Capitalism, encourages those still capable

Vladimir Putin’s speech at the Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

I am not sure how optimistic it will sound, but I am aware that you had very lively discussions over the last three days. I will try, as has now become customary, to share with you what I think about some of the issues. Please do not take it badly if I say something that has already been said as I did not follow all the discussions. To begin with, I would like to welcome Mr Karzai, Mr Ma, Mr Toje, our colleagues and all our friends.

President Putin meets with participants of 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

Following the opening ceremony of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, Vladimir Putin met with festival participants – students and young specialists from Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, France, Jamaica, the United States, India and Zimbabwe. October 15, 2017 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/55842 Moderator Ksenia Razuvayeva: Mr Putin, good evening. Starting today, we can consider our World Festival of Youth and Students open. As we speak, Sochi is welcoming over 30,000 young people from 188 countries, all with their own unique history, projects, ideas and expectations.

Two views on independence

Translation by Scott Humor Radio Sputnik talk show guests Fuad Abbasov and Avigdor Eskin on the Kurdish referendum for independence. The Sputnik Radio refused to air this interview, however the Israeli journalist Avigdor Eskin latter attacked Fuad Abbasov in media.     Radio talk-show host: “Regarding the referendum in Kurdistan and looking at the situation from different points of view. What are the prognosis for Iraqi Kurdistan? Are we talking

Russian Energy Week Forum

 Vladimir Putin attended a plenary session of the first Russian Energy Week (REW) Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum. October 4, 2017     Following the plenary session, Vladimir Putin had a brief meeting with foreign guests of the Russian Energy Week who arrived in Moscow to take part in the Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). The President wished successful joint work during the Russian Energy Week to heads of the related ministries of the GECF member states. Representatives from major international energy companies and organisations together

Hassan Nasrallah calls on Jews to flee Israel: Zionism is our common enemy

  Source : http://almanar.com.lb/2688343 Translation: http://sayed7asan.blogspot.fr Transcript: […] Second, (regarding) Israel. Israel does not cease to issue direct threats against Lebanon, (promising) to destroy it all in a next war. There is always someone there who stands up and says, “In the next war, we will not let but ruins behind us, and we will return Lebanon 100 or 200 years ago.” Before the [Israeli military manoeuvres] Northern Front [in