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“Nobody but us” (Russian propaganda video)

Times have changed.  Now the Russian military is using slick Hollywood-like tricks to promote itself.  This video is a good example of this rather new skillset which was basically absent during the Soviet era (when only a few movies were made to promote the Russian Airborne Forces). And just for the record: a few of you might see the posting of such videos as a “glorification of war or violence”. 

If you understand Russian and German

Dear friends, Yesterday I had to go for a long night drive and since one of you (салам БП!) was kind enough to send me some music, I discovered “DJ Russak ft. Kasach” and what I think is the title of either a recording or their group – “Heimweh” (homesickness)  I had no idea was this was, but 30 seconds into the first song I was already laughing and by

The most anticipated showdown in recent history or a load of bullcrap? (Saker rant)

So now we have the ‘evidence’. First, we have 4 grainy photos from an al-Nusra linked Twitter account: Second, we have this confirmation from the White House via Zero Hedge: Then earlier today we got the closest thing to a confirmation from the White House itself which confirmed that “it was closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria, warning such actions, if confirmed, would be

The moral yardstick of the Ukrainian war (Saker rant)

I just got home from a 6 hour long trip to get my daughter to college.  On the way home, I was alone in the van, driving through the huge Ocala National Forest, and I wanted to listen to some music and just think.  While I was going through the 32GB of music on my player I realize that there were two artists whom I used to love but whose

ULUS-KERT: An Airborne Company’s Last Stand

Note by the Saker: as the Russian Airborne Forces are celebrating their 85th anniversary I decided to publish here an article written in the July-August edition of Military Review which describes this tragic but very important event. by Sergeant Michael D. Wilmoth, US Army Reserve, and Lieutenant Colonel Peter G. Tsouras, US Army Reserve, Retired In four days of desperate fighting, from 29 February to 3 March 2000, a large

Novorossiya militiaman singing “Ballad of the Struggle” by Vysotsky [ENG subs]

Today Tatzhit Mikhailovich posted on his Youtube channel the “Ballad about Struggle” or “Bаллада о Bорьбе” of the famous Russian bard Vladimir Vysotskii.  This song literally changed my life.  I heard it for the first time when I was 17, it was played for me by a guy who ended up changing my life.  He quoted Ivan Solonevich to me and said “there are times in a country’s history when

Givi dances to Cossack traditional music

Three nice videos:  the first one has Givi dancing at his birthday party and since the tune he is dancing to is a modernized version of a traditional Cossack song, I added a second video with footage of the Russian military with a Russian-Chechen interpretation of the same song.  The last video is the original Cossack version (which then repeats the “Russian-Chechen” version).   Enjoy!

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