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“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

Zombification and Steering Consciousness

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-zombification-and-steering-consciousness/ source: http://actualcomment.ru/zombirovanie-i-upravlenie-soznaniem-1807061054.html   A human is built in such a way that believing in a miracle is necessary. But at the same time the majority hopes that the miracle is rational. A considerable part of society considers believing in God to be something shameful and backward. Nevertheless, a human believes with pleasure in aliens who during

Six Military Products That the West Has No Answer For

By Oleg Falichev and Yury Petrov Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/yury-borisov-six-military-products-that-the-west-has-no-answer-for/ source: https://www.vpk-news.ru/articles/43508 Yury Borisov was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister from the Deputy Minister of Defence position. He is very familiar with the mechanisms of interaction between the military-industrial complex and the Armed Forces, as well as problems with state defence orders and the state arms program. How does the Deputy Prime

Ukrainian Infrastructure Sees Its Last Days, by Ruslan Ostashko

  Translated by Scott Humor, editing and subtitles by Leo With every new day we get news from Ukraine reminiscent of a plot sketched by some drunk Hollywood screenwriter of “disaster movies.” Every day we hear that something else fell, exploded, collapsed and derailed. Where is it all going, given the presence of several nuclear power stations? I don’t even want to think about it. A few years ago, one

Does Belarus need an independence? by Ruslan Ostashko

On July 3rd, the Republic of Belarus once again celebrated an anniversary of its independence. Or rather, given an economic situation, would it be justifiable to put the word “independence” in quotation marks? We already talked about this in June, let’s continue the topic. On July 2nd, on the eve of the holiday celebrating Belarusian statehood, Alexander Lukashenko spoke at a solemn meeting on this very occasion. This is what

Kiev Will “Abolish” the Ukrainian Army Just to Spite Putin

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-kiev-will-abolish-the-ukrainian-army-just-to-spite-putin/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180704/1020558385.html Kiev Will “Abolish” the Ukrainian Army Just to Spite Putin The army is not just soldiers (summoned, mobilised or employed under contract), not only officers and generals who graduated from schools and academies, not only weapons and equipment, and not only rear services and HQs. The army, first of all, is a tradition. It’s

Rostislav Ishchenko: The Recognition and Legitimation of Crimea – What Doesn’t Depend on Trump

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/ishchenko-crimea-recognition-trump/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180702/1020548537.html When in Ukraine people fall into hysterics because of Trump’s “we will see” concerning Crimea, it is understandable. The US President publicly stated his intention to reach an agreement with Russia discounting Ukraine and at the expense of Ukraine. The stake on “the whole world is with us” and “The West will help us”

German Writer Eugen Drewermann: “If Only We Had Listened to the Russians…”

By Ruslan Khubiev Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/german-writer-eugen-drewermann-if-only-we-had-listened-to-the-russians/ source: https://cont.ws/@barbera/990566 Here is a fragment of an extremely interesting interview of the German journalist and researcher Ken Jebsen with the German theologian, writer, and psychoanalyst Eugen Drewermann. A translation of the key theses: Ken: “Could you explain to our listeners why it is so difficult nowadays for peace-loving and the peace movement to stand at

Warsaw changed her mind and let the US to bend her over, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor Life has once again confirmed the validity of assessment given by a former Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski.     This long gone former minister once said that the Poles “gave the Americans a blowjob for nothing in return. Suckers. Total suckers.” This time Warsaw got on its knees in the matter of punishment for the accusations of Poles in participation in the Holocaust.

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