Saker Community Translations

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,

Why Poroshenko Will Escalate the Situation in Ukraine

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/ishchenko-poroshenko-escalate/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180719/1020650035.html When Petro Poroshenko unexpectedly became the president of Ukraine, he had two paths… The path to the right assumed leaning on the Russophobic nazis inside the country and pursing an anti-Russian policy in the international arena. The path to the left dictated a compromise with the Southeast, even at the price of the informal

Latvians recall better Soviet times, by Ruslan Ostashko

The myth of the” Soviet occupation” began to show cracks at the moment when Euro-integration has depopulated Latvia by half. And it’s not even ethnic Russians who are eager to destroy the myth, but Latvians. Recent debates among Latvians on the Facebook were set off by Inara Ballade’s post in which she blames the Latvian “patriots” for brainwashing the population. “It’s disgusting to read this fictional and strained nonsense of

Putin and Trump’s Unagreed Agreement – a Catastrophe for Europe

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-putin-and-trumps-unagreed-agreement-a-catastrophe-for-europe/ source: https://ukraina.ru/exclusive/20180717/1020630485.html Contradictions between Russia and the US are so substantial and common ground is so small that the vast majority of experts, recognising the importance of the fact of the meeting in Helsinki itself, nevertheless stressed that one shouldn’t expect some breakthrough in bilateral relations or at least reaching an agreement on one minor question…

How the 12th Russian Border Post Heroically Repelled the Mujahideen in 1993

By Andrey Stanovov and Victor Zvantsev Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/how-the-12th-russian-border-post-heroically-repelled-the-mujahideen-in-1993/ source: https://ria.ru/defense_safety/20180713/1524481121.html “Border post, center! Border post, attention! Line up! The staff of the surviving 12th border post is before you” — the footage of the chronicle with the short report of the contused Lieutenant Andrey Merzlikin flew around the whole world. The handful of bandaged fighters who miraculously escaped in one piece

Trump’s Geopolitical Cruise

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross-posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-trumps-geopolitical-cruise/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180713/1020609493.html The president of the United States Donald Trump put an appearance in at the NATO summit, went to Great Britain – which is leaving the EU, and now prepares to meet the president of Russia Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Nothing unexpected happened in Brussels, is happening in London, and will happen in Helsinki… If to

The 1943 Volyn Massacre and Ukrainian Nazis Today

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-1943-volyn-massacre-and-ukrainian- nazis-today/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180711/1020593387.html Today [at the time of writing – ed] is a gloomy anniversary – the 75th anniversary of the Volyn massacre. Its start is counted from July 11th, 1943 rather arbitrarily. Excesses with the mass extermination of Poles happened in February 1943, and even in 1942… It is simply that on July 10th Zygmunt

Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu’s interview with Italy’s Il Giornale full version

Translation by Scott Humor from Russian version found here https://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201807111100-cg1g.htm Original interview http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/mondo/gelo-washington-colpa-delle-lites-americane-1551319.html   Q.: Mr. Minister, tensions between Russia and the United States are growing and raising concerns: are we on the threshold of a new Cold War? Shoigu: We often hear from the US that the crisis in bilateral relations has been provoked by Russia’s alleged aggressive actions on the international arena. However, we are firmly convinced that tensions in our relations have

Estonians curtsy to their white overlord, Ruslan Ostashko

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor   After the US Ambassador to Estonia James D. Melville Jr. resigned due to disagreement with the policies of Donald Trump, Tallinn rushed to curtsy. However, not before the US President, but before the Ambassador himself, who was appointed to this post under Barack Obama. The honor of showing Estonian servility to the American diplomat went to the Minister of Internal Affairs Andrés Anvelt.

White people only: Russia’s football team accused of being racist, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor Edited by Edvin Buday     The ‘alternatively talented’ European media, affected as it is by the Bacillus Tolerantis, has decided to show us some new wonders. Unable to find something to build complaints about the World Cup, they started spinning a myth of racism in the Russian team. “Russia’s World Cup Team Bucks Multiethnicity Seen On Swiss, other Teams,”; so read the captions

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