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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.

Preliminary Peace

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with: http://www.stalkerzone.org/ishchenko-preliminary-peace/ source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articles/item/60630-preliminarnyy-mir The world press is being filled with noise about a meeting on the 15th of July between Putin and Trump in Vienna. The Kremlin neither confirms nor denies whether there is a meeting [at the time of writing this was true, however the Kremlin has since confirmed the there will be a meeting on

The Era of domination: a new weapons in new Technopolis, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor   On June 25, Vladimir Putin signed a decree giving a green light to the creation of a new military innovative Technopolis in Anapa. (Anapa is a resort town on the Black Sea coast. S.H.) The object has been dubbed the “Era.” What kind of era awaits Russian military technology in the near future? A conversation on this topic might be interesting.   Original

Why the Operation to De-Legitimise Ukraine Should Be Extended to 2019

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-why-the-operation-to-de-legitimise-ukraine-should-be-extended-to-2019/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180626/1020526852.html What people were saying about 4 years ago concerning the probable (even desirable) future absolutely imperceptibly became the reality. The US, which staged the Ukrainian and Syrian crises for the sake of preserving their hegemony, lost the position of the sole world leader. They launched trade wars not only with China, India, Russia, but also

Lukashenko asks Putin to accept Belarus as a part of Russia, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor Original video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE16D9gRxaU Vladimir Putin’s trip to Minsk and closed-door talks, which took unusually long time, attracted attention of many political experts. The president of Russia flew to Belarus on June 19th. On June 22nd, after only a couple of days, Alexander Lukashenko publicly admitted that the republic could become a part of “some state.” So, should we say welcome to the Belarusian Federal

Pension reform as a fifth column tool to overthrow Putin

By Vadim Potapenko/Mikhail Khazin Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/pension-reform-as-a-fifth-column-tool-to-overthrow-putin/ Source: https://cont.ws/@aleksandr88/985041 Original title: “About a fair pension system” The full version of this study authored by Vadim Potapenko that this article is based on can be read here (in Russian only) The pension system can be considered fair when it can maintain an acceptable standard of living for pensioners and at the same time

Anti-Catastrophe – Information vs Degradation

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-anti-catastrophe-information-vs-degradation/ source: http://actualcomment.ru/antikatastrofa-informatsiya-protiv-degradatsii-1806220936.html June 22nd – the day the most bloody war in the history of Russia began. The day a series of the largest military catastrophes not only in Russian history, but also in the history of mankind began. The Kiev cauldron in September, 1941 and the triple encirclement near Bryansk and Vyazma in October of

Who the Enemies of the People Are, and How They Fight Against Them

  By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-who-the-enemies-of-the-people-are-and-how-they-fight-against-them/ Source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articles/item/60368-kto-takie-vragi-naroda-i-kak-oni-s-nim-voyuyut If people exist as a subject (at least of history and politics), then they have friends and enemies. Not those “friends” who “fight against social democrats” and not those enemies who are periodically sent to camps or simply destroyed worldwide during all epochs (Stalin wasn’t a pioneer, and not even the most effective

Why do we need the World Football Cup? By Ruslan Ostashko

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor Edited by Leo original video I have read many articles, social media posts, and readers’ comments  searching for answers to the question: “Why do we have to do this World Cup? This, pardon my French, Mundial?” Let’s talk about this. I want to discuss this issue in a context of which little is being said. To begin with, I disagree with those who claim

Russia Squeezes Out The West From Africa Without a Fight

By Evgeny Krutikov Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/russia-squeezes-out-the-west-from-africa-without-a-fight/ source: https://ria.ru/analytics/20180601/1521817838.html The Central African Republic “is captured by Russian mercenaries”. Mozambique “relaunches” relations with Russia and considers the list of weapons that it wants to receive. The Democratic Republic of the Congo suggests to Russia to “enter” into military cooperation. Somewhere far away negotiations on building a Russian military base in Djibouti are being conducted.

The Americans have found Nazism in the Ukraine, by Ruslan Ostashko

  (Click “CC” for English subtitles) original video   Description: Where have you seen Nazis in the Ukraine? This question to our global neighbours and liberals must now also be posed to American human rights activists. But why have all these NGOs suddenly turned their attention to this problem? Aren’t they undermining Poroshenko? Transcript: The Internet knows a special genre of humour concerning Ukraine. It has no official name, but

Where Did the Russian Portfolio of American Bonds Disappear To?

By Ivan Danilov Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/where-did-the-russian-portfolio-of-american-bonds-disappear-to/ source: https://ria.ru/analytics/20180618/1522890823.html Practice shows that there are three topics connected to Moscow that attract genuine attention, and often also invoke the sincere surprise of the foreign financial press and expert community. The main mystery that the authors of the western financial periodical press try to solve is why the Russian economy hasn’t yet collapsed, despite unprecedented western

Rostislav Ishchenko – Seven Against Eight or 2+2=3

by Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-seven-against-eight-or-223/ source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articles/item/60178-semyorka-protiv-vosmyorki-ili-2-2-3 On June 9th-10th, the G7 summit was held in Quebec and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit simultaneously took place in Qingdao. For the first time in Qingdao, the SCO was represented by eight participants. India and Pakistan, which were added to the SCO at the last summit, were included in this summit. Another

This Is How Wars Start

by Rostislav Ishchenko for Actual Comment Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-this-is-how-wars-start/ Russia keeps its most powerful grouping of troops in the western direction. Just according to official figures the equivalent of ten divisions under the control of three army HQs – not counting the grouping in Crimea, airborne divisions and forces of special operations, and also two (Baltic and Black Sea) fleets, the Caspian flotilla, the revived

How Finland and Estonia fooled laws of nature and Russian gas, by Ruslan Ostashko

  Dear friends, here are some perplexing news. I read and reread them several times, checked sources and encyclopedia, and still couldn’t understand what exactly is happening. Hopefully, together we will get to the bottom of it. Estonia has decided to fight for its “energy independence” and decided to buy natural gas from… Finland. There is only one question regarding this otherwise normally sounding news. What is the source of

Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Transcript: In Any Upcoming War, Hezbollah will Surely Defeat Israel  […] Despite all the intimidation, all the threats, all the blockades, (despite the inscriptions on the) lists of terrorist organizations, the (campaigns of) defamation, all these efforts (to weaken Hezbollah and

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