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Permanent Representative of Russia to the UNSC on the topic of the situation in Venezuela (MUST SEE!)

On January 26th 2019 the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at the 8452nd meeting of the UN Security Council on the topic of the situation in Venezuela, asked America (or more precisely – Mike Pompeo) a simple and rhetorical question: are you going to once again violate the UN Charter? Note by The Saker: Elliott Abrams has been appointed as the United States’ Special Envoy

America to Venezuela – “Your Money AND Your Life!”

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-america-to-venezuela-your-money-and-your-life/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190126/1022466449.html Attempts to carry out a coup in Venezuela have been regularly made since the time of Hugo Chávez. The first one in 2002, when the predecessor of Maduro was opposed by a considerable part of army and was arrested for two days by putschists, was the most productive one. Back then the people of

How much money will Russia lose in Venezuela

by Ivan Danilov Ivan Danilov is a famous Russian economist and influential blogger. Source featured image © REUTERS / Manaure Quintero Translated by Scott The crisis in Venezuela has once again brought into question why the Russian state, as well as state-owned companies, invest money and issue loans to some countries. Many journalists and experts have already rushed with pleasure to calculate alleged financial losses of the Russian side, forgetting

Candidate Tymoshenko – Last Chance at the Fourth Time of Asking

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-candidate-tymoshenko-last-chance-at-the-fourth-time-of-asking/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190123/1022423372.html   On Tuesday, January 22nd, the congress of the “Batkivshchyna” party, in the presence and with the assistance of many influential Ukrainian politicians, nominated Yuliya Tymoshenko for the presidency. This is her fourth attempt… Yuliya Tymoshenko declared her presidential ambitions for the first time in 2004. But back then the West hastily made a

The fantastic characteristics of Russian newest weapons

The fantastic characteristics of Russian newest weapons, by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and subtitled by Eugenia and Scott Source Tests of the new Russian hypersonic complex Avangard conducted last December demonstrated that it wasn’t just real, but also corresponded to the declared characteristics. How exactly Avangard was able to get its highest range and maneuverability? One of our subscribers tried to answer this question. After the collapse of the USSR it

Trump Is Withdrawing From NATO “Under Putin’s Orders”

Trump Is Withdrawing From NATO “Under Putin’s Orders” by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and captioned by Leo. “Trump is discussing withdrawal from NATO,” says the frightening American headline in The New York Times. No, so far it didn’t say “from Putin’s orders”, but Russia, of course, is mentioned. It seems that the Democrats have invented a new horror story for the American electorate. This is exactly how it can be interpreted

The Positive Results of a Negative Year

By Aleksandr Khaldey Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-khaldey-the-positive-results-of-a-negative-year/ source: http://www.iarex.ru/articles/63102.html There is such a rule in the psychology of groups: the group puts pressure on an individual via its authority and opinion and demands from every member to obey its unwritten directives. The individual searches for safety, and therefore has a need to belong to a group, and in exchange for being accepted into

25 Years Ago an Agreement on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine Was Signed

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko:-25-years-ago-an-agreement-on-the-elimination-of-nuclear-weapons-in-ukraine-was-signed/ source: https://ukraina.ru/history/20190114/1022320495.html   On January 14th 1994 in Moscow the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the US signed the tripartite declaration for the liquidation of nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Under the treaty 176 intercontinental missiles and 1500 nuclear warheads on the territory of Ukraine had to be liquidated. One might ask what has Donbass got to

Russia is trolling the West in the Arctic

Russia is trolling the West in the Arctic by Ruslan Ostashko. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpFeaSJktgQ Translated and subtitled by Eugenia I continue to keep tabs on the Arctic race, which Washington had lost before it even began, and I am happy to report that Russia has launched a new icebreaker. The ship “Andrei Vilkitsky” is described as “dancing” because of its high maneuverability.  

The EU in 2019 – the Problem of Survival

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-eu-2019-problem-survival source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190109/1022191926.html   The European Union enters 2019 with a mass of unresolved problems, in addition to being torn apart by the most severe contradictions… The first and main problem is that the EU was created as one of the mechanisms of the US’ control over Western Europe. Without the American Marshall Plan, without opening American

What Awaits America in 2019

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/ishchenko-what-awaits-america-in-2019 source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190108/1022042990.html The coming to power in the US of Donald Trump marked a critical change in the goal-setting of American foreign policy. Most experts and politicians both in the States and outside of it still haven’t realised this… Perhaps, and even most likely, Trump hasn’t realised this either. It isn’t excluded that even his support group – that part

A captured Ukrainian soldiers walks around the streets of Donetsk

Subtitles by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard “I Started to See Clearly”: A Captured Ukrainian Soldier Walks Around the Streets of Donetsk   The Russian war correspondent Aleksandr Sladkov walked along the streets of Donetsk with a captured UAF serviceman, who then shared his impressions about what he saw. “I started to see clearly. In Ukraine it is said that everything in Donetsk was destroyed. Here everybody is walking around, I

The Brits Are Delighted With Russian Railways by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and captioned by Leo. A few months have passed since the end of the World Cup, which our country hosted. In the Western media, enthusiasm from the fans subsided, and the dull anti-Russian propaganda began again. But it is being countered by ordinary foreign tourists. A couple of Britons – Katie and Robbie – started an online report on Twitter from their journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow

Ukrainian Goods Prohibited For Import Into the Territory of the Russian Federation

By Colonel Cassad Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/ukrainian-goods-prohibited-for-import-into-the-territory-of-the-russian-federation/ source: https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/4672022.html A sanctions list was published that includes a list of Ukrainian goods that are banned from importation to the territory of the Russian Federation within the framework of the adopted package of sanctions against Ukraine. The list turned out to be very extensive and problems are now guaranteed in a number of spheres of

The Baltics Are Responsible for Dragging the EU into a Conflict with Russia

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-baltics-are-responsible-for-dragging-the-eu-into-a-conflict-with-russia/ source: https://ee.sputniknews.ru/columnists/20181227/14343187/ishhenko-rusofobskaja-politika-baltic.html   The Baltic countries are the best example of how dependent countries can force strong partners to reckon with them. At the same time they are also an example of an inadequate foreign policy leading all three Baltic states towards a catastrophe, considers the political scientist Rostislav Ishchenko. The coordinated policy of Latvia, Lithuania,

Russian Economy Presents a New Surprise by Evgeny Super

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC to turn on English captions.   The American agency Bloomberg has published a report on the state of developing countries. Russia has changed its place immediately to five positions, which was a complete surprise for many. How did this happen and what follows from this – we will explain after the news bulletin.   News time In the Rostov Oblast

Ukraine to declare war on Russia next?

Note by The Saker: Eugenia and the other translators were wondering whether it was worth translating such a demented piece of proposed legislation, but I asked them to go ahead and do it even though I fully agree with them that the author of this text is clearly completely insane and the ideas this draft legislation are the product of sick, hateful and infinitely stupid minds.  But that is precisely

The head of DPR appeals to the world community to prevent an outbreak of large-scale hostilities in Donbas

The head of DPR appeals to the world community to prevent an outbreak of large-scale hostilities in Donbas According to the DPR intelligence services, Kiev authorities are getting ready to conduct a large-scale sabotage against industrial objects of Donbass that might cause a significant negative impact on ecology of the region. This information was announced by the Head of the Republic Denis Pushilin.  He has received information that a provocation

The Ukrainian Aspect of the Information War – Russian Perspective

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-ukrainian-aspect-information-war/ source: ukraina.ru/opinion/20181214/1022085102.html The joke about two tankmen on the Champs Elysée lamenting Russia’s defeat in the information war very accurately reflects the main national sport of Russians – sprinkling ashes on their heads for no reason and announcing their own successes as failures. Moreover, this national entertainment is in demand at all levels — from taxi drivers to ministers. Sometimes

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