Saker Community Translations

How Latvians, Estonians, and Lithuanians Appeared

By Ilya Polonsky Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/how-latvians-estonians-and-lithuanians-appeared/ source: https://topwar.ru/145696-kak-sformirovalis-narody-pribaltiki.html Now, the Baltic states consist of three countries – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, which received sovereignty in the course of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Each of these states position themselves, respectively, as the national states of Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians. Nationalism in the Baltic countries was raised to the level of a

Filling the Vacuum

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-filling-the-vacuum/ source: http://actualcomment.ru/zapolnenie-vakuuma-1808131003.html When the Western Roman Empire collapsed, in Europe the so-called dark centuries came there for a long time. Modern historians claim that they were not that dark, and cite as an example the Justinian attempt to restore the empire, the Carolingian renaissance, and say that Levantine trade continued not only before, but also after

Formats of Friendship – Russia vs America

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-formats-of-friendship-russia-vs-america/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180809/1020784827.html The US arbitrarily and contrary to the opinion of the world community not only left the nuclear deal with Iran, but also imposed new sanctions on it, which were declared to be much more extensive and severe than the previous ones… Trump again keeps his word and keeps his election promises. He criticised Obama’s

What’s Destructive, Constructive, And Necessary In Ukrainian Politics

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-whats-destructive-constructive-and-necessary-in-ukrainian-politics/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180808/1020775212.html I read an article about why it isn’t necessary to hate Ukrainian nationalists, and I can say that it is difficult to disagree with its general idea. Although I would make some essential specifications that, as a result, can change the concept of the article… However, at first I will say what I agree

The West Turns A Blind Eye To Actions of Saudi Arabia And The British Court, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo   “Double standards,” practiced by the West towards Russia, once again came out thanks to the sentencing by the British court an eighteen-year-old resident of London, and an expulsion of the Canada’s Ambassador from Saudi Arabia. The “incorruptible” Western media did not brand these two states “totalitarian regimes.” Do you recall squealing of the liberals in Russia and leading Western publications in

The War of 08.08.08 and Ten Years of Struggle for Russian Sovereignty

By Aleksandr Rodgers Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-rodgers-the-war-of-08-08-08-and-ten-years-of-struggle-for-russian-sovereignty/ source: https://jpgazeta.ru/aleksandr-rodzhers-voyna-08-08-08-i-desyat-let-borbyi-za-suverenitet-rossii/ In reality, those processes that we now observe didn’t arrive “suddenly”, but developed (and were being prepared) over a long period of time. And although on August 8th, 2018, it is ten years since 08.08.08, we will start the conversation with other events. Because officially it is a completely different date, namely February 10th, 2007

Madness in Ukraine: Kiev wants to cut off railway traffic with Russia, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo. The issue of termination of railway traffic with Russia once again raised by Ukrainian authorities. This time “Ukro” madness was voiced by Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelyan. Apparently, the infrastructure in Ukraine is all right – bridges are not collapsing, roads are smooth like German autobahns, and so on. Isn’t it true? Otherwise, why should the rulers of “It’s Europe” [Post-Maidan

Venezuela’s soft coup advisor confesses where the opposition failed

by Misson Verdad original article: http://misionverdad.com/la-guerra-en-venezuela/asesor-del-golpe-suave-en-venezuela-confiesa-en-que-fallo-la-oposicion translation by Miguel for The Saker Blog In recent days, Srdja Popovic was interviewed by a digital medium of antichavism. His declaration gives a clue as to what the fundamental failures of antichavism are, as well as the movements and speeches than start to be woven from his remains when the aggressions against Venezuela rage. It’s about the Serbian activist who started Otpor (translation:

Russia has started building its own Internet, by Evgeni Super

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor   Time, Forward! Is the project of journalist Evgeni Super Russia has started building an alternative Internet, not on paper, but in reality. Why do we need it, and how it will work will be analyzed in today’s issue. Click the CC button for English subtitles. Time of Technology   Russia has started work to create a global satellite Internet system “Sphere”. The project

Time trouble and international justice

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-time-trouble-and-international-justice/ source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articles/item/61727-sudebnaya-bitva The International Court of Justice of the UN in the Hague, the European Court of Human Rights, the Stockholm court of arbitration, the London High Court – this is far from being a complete list of the instances in which Ukraine tried to seize something from Russia, sometimes submitting claims of Homeric content in

Post-Soviet limitrophes are haunted by the existence of Russia, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor Sometimes, reading news makes you think that post-Soviet limitrophes see “totalitarian Russia” even in their dreams. Upon waking up, they write about their nightmares in blogs.   Sometimes, reading news makes you think that post-Soviet limitrophes see “totalitarian Russia” even in their dreams. Upon waking up, they write about their nightmares in blogs. A recent example of how ruling classes in Russia’s neighboring countries

Europe as the Main Front of the Hybrid War

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-europe-as-the-main-front-of-the-hybrid-war/ source: http://derzhava-journal.ru/rostislav-ishhenko-evropa-kak-osnovnoj-front-gibridnoj-vojny/ The fact of a global hybrid standoff between Russia and the US hasn’t been denied by anybody for a long time. Allies can change and come over to the other side, but the issue can be definitively resolved only by the defeat of one of these two powers. However, so far politicians and experts,

Why Is the US Withdrawing From the INF Treaty?

By Aleksandr Zapolskis Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-zapolskis-why-is-the-us-withdrawing-from-the-inf-treaty/ source: https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2455477.html The supreme legislative body of America coordinated and approved the text of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2018 financial year (in the US it doesn’t coincide with the calendar year). At first sight it is an absolutely routine affair. In any country that has an army, the budget for expenses on

Anti-Christian Ukraine on the 1030th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-anti-christian-ukraine-on-the-1030th-anniversary-of-the-baptism-of-rus/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180727/1020709571.html   The Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’. This event has two anchor points: Chersonesus – where Vladimir with druzhina, and Kiev – where the foundation of the baptism of all Russian people was laid… Everything has been good for Chersonesus for already four years, which is located

Russia Is Preparing for a “Perfect Storm” in the Global Economy

By Aleksandr Rodgers Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-rodgers-russia-is-preparing-for-a-perfect-storm-in-the-global-economy/ source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articles/item/61392-rossiya-gotovitsya-k-idealnomu-shtormu-v-mirovoy-ekonomike In recent months Russia, as some claim, “strenuously prepared for Putin’s meeting with Trump”. What does this mean? Firstly, in April the Central Bank of the Russian Federation dumped nearly a half of US Treasuries that it had on its balance, having reduced their stock from $96.2 billion to $48.7 billion. In May the

Secrets of Russian hypersonic weapons were leaked to Americans, Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor A criminal case under article 275 of the criminal code — “treason” — was initiated by the Federal Security Service against employees of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering. Security officers have accused some scientists from the famous TSNIIMASH in transferring secrets of the Russian hypersonic weapons to Americans. Five and a half years have passed since Vladimir Putin famously uttered the “This is not the

“Democracy” Isn’t for Donbass, Right?

By Andrey Babitsky Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/andrey-babitsky-democracy-isnt-for-donbass-right/ source: https://donetsk24.su/opinion/demokratiia-ne-dlia-donbassa-tak-chto-li/ So, it is clear that the mentioning of the topic of a referendum by Vladimir Putin – and the proposal, judging by the fact that Washington already had the time to reject it, was indeed made – is a well thought over trap that Washington fell for, even without assuming that such a thing in

The Deputy Prime Minister of Italy called Maidan the “fake revolution” Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor A new pain is brought to the Ukrainian “patriots” by the wind of change in shape of Italian euro-sceptics who support the restoration of normal relations with Russia. Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini called Maidan the “fake revolution.” This zrada or treason was voiced during an interview to the Washington Post, when the PM was asked about legality of the Crimean referendum. “Journalist:

Poroshenko’s Dictatorial Laws by Russlan Ostashko

  Translated and captioned by Leo Among the fairy tales of the Kiev Maidan there is this one; striving to be in Europe, Ukrainian citizens couldn’t wait for their march for freedom from the previously accepted Viktor Yanukovych. This talk is in reference to the so-called “dictatorial laws” from January 16, 2014. And here now, pro-European Petro Poroshenko is getting ready to surpass them. But as for a new Maidan,

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