Tag "Putin"

Interesting week for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/interesting-week-for-vladimir-putin-and-donald-trump/   Putin’s latest move I don’t follow the western corporate media so I don’t really know how much coverage this development has received in the West, but in Russia and the Ukraine the big news is the decision by Russia to begin recognizing official Novorussian documents such as passports, driver licenses, school and college diplomas, etc. The Russians were pretty specific

Communists and socialism

by Scott Humor My fellow colleague, the Kulak dropped me a link to a video allegedly recorded in Syria. Syrian Army with Russian Air support advances towards Al Hayal Mountains which overlook the Palmyra Castle, Southeastern Homs CS(23/02/2017) pic.twitter.com/v9oJjOmI36 — M Green (@MmaGreen) February 23, 2017 “Scott, thought you’d like the Red Banner style flag on the SAA GRAD launcher (looks like either a WW2 tribute to the Katyushas or

Vladimir Putin’s statement at the annual meeting of the FSB

Vladimir Putin took part in an annual expanded meeting of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Board to discuss the FSB’s results for 2016 and the priority tasks for ensuring Russia’s national security. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon. These annual FSB Board meetings give us a chance to meet and not only thoroughly analyse and review the results of the agency’s work over the period, but also to discuss at length all important national security issues in general and outline the priorities for the immediate future and the longer-term. The FSB plays a key part in protecting our constitutional order

Statement by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in response to Washington’s hostile actions

December 30, 2016 We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole. As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore

Russia, Ukraine and Donbass republics SITREP December 24th, by Scott

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is “stronger than any potential aggressor” because it has modernized its nuclear missiles and other forces. He also said the US withdrawal in 2001 from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty had “created the conditions for a new nuclear arms race.” Putin: “Dear comrades,(Уважаемые товарищи) Russia is stronger than any potential aggressor” The US Department of State immediately went into an overdrive trying to proclaim

Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly December 1st, 2016

Vladimir Putin delivered the Annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly. The Address was traditionally delivered at the Kremlin’s St George Hall. December 1, 2016   President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon colleagues, members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, citizens of Russia, Today, as usual in these annual addresses, I will speak about our tasks in the economy, the social sector, domestic and foreign policy. This year’s address will focus particularly on the economy, social issues, and domestic policy. We have to address all of these different matters in complicated

Russia SITREP November 24th, by Scott Humor

Earlier this week the German Stern asked a tongue-in-cheek question which I want to try to answer. Was will Moskau mit so vielen Panzern? I don’t know German, but this looks to me like they want to know why Moscow needs so many tanks. Putin lässt 3000 Panzer aus dem Depot modernisieren Wladimir Putin hat bereits 2500 T-14 Armata Kampfpanzer bestellt, nun lässt er noch einmal 3000 T-80 komplett modernisieren.

President Putin Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

Vladimir Putin took part in the final session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 13th annual meeting, which this year took the theme The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow. Over the three-day event, 130 experts and political analysts from 35 countries examined current issues concerning development of international relations, internal political organisation, the economy, demography, and technology. The participants looked, in particular, at ways to mitigate the consequences of radical changes on the global political map and the crisis in democratic systems and their work, and discussed development roads for Russia-EU relations and what the global system

President of Russia answered questions from Russian journalists following the BRICS Summit in Goa

The President of Russia answered questions from Russian journalists following the BRICS Summit in Goa President Vladimir Putin answered questions from Russian journalists     Question: Much is being said in the Western media about BRICS going through a rough patch. Since Brazil got a new president, the country has been allegedly thinking whether it needs BRICS. There is little secret about the tension that exists between India and China. In fact, the US has been increasingly proactive regarding

Vladimir Putin addressed State Duma October 5th, 2016

The President spoke at the first meeting of the State Duma of the seventh convocation. October 5th, 2016   President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Members of the State Duma, friends, It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and congratulate you on the opening of the seventh convocation of the State Duma. Today in this hall, we have representatives of all the 85 Russian regions, including those elected in Crimea and Sevastopol. Our citizens have entrusted you with the distinguished title of a Parliament Member. The election campaign was transparent and the competition was honest. The results demonstrate the will and choice

The US and Syria SitRep September 24th, 2016 by Auslander

The war in Syria is in fact a war between US and RF in microcosm. Russia Armed Forces have demonstrated masterful tactical skill and her diplomats have shown they are the top diplomats in the world. While eu is reduced to fawning and groveling at the feet of DC and DC has done nothing but throw temper tantrums like a small child that is denied a piece of candy, VVP

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Interview to Bloomberg. Parts I, II, and III

On September 1, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to the international media company Bloomberg in Vladivostok. John Micklethwait: Mr President, thank you very much for talking to Bloomberg. We are in Vladivostok, at the border of Russia, practically the Pacific Coast is its border, and this is already the second Eastern Economic Forum that is about to start. What are you planning to achieve at the Forum? President of Russia Vladimir Putin: We would like to draw the attention of our partners, of potential investors to the Russian Far East. In this sense, the Forum as an event is similar

World SITREP August 22, 2016 by BAAZ

RUSSIA Russia: Kalashnikov opens own-brand store at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Russia Defense Report: Nukes, Bugs, and Gas in Hybrid Wars Russia: Four militants killed in anti-terror op in St. Petersburg – officials Launch of Kalibr cruise missiles from Mediterranean Sea against Jihadists facilities in Aleppo World’s Best Portable ManPad missile Russian Verba The Russian Ministry of defense published the first official video of the fifth generation PAK FA Sukhoi T-50

Putin, Erdogan hold joint press conference in St. Petersburg (FULL VIDEO)

Putin, Erdogan hold joint press conference in St. Petersburg (FULL VIDEO)   Streamed live Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are holding a joint news conference in St. Petersburg following their meeting. Items for discussion on the agenda were expected to include economic projects and the settlement of the Syrian crisis. Erdogan is on his first foreign visit since the attempted military coup in Turkey.

Full text of Xinhua’s exclusive interview with President Putin

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 23 (Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an hour-long exclusive interview with Xinhua President Cai Mingzhao ahead of his upcoming visit to China, elaborated his views on bilateral ties, China-Russia trade, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and international cooperation, among other issues.  The following is the full text of Xinhua’s exclusive interview with Putin: Cai: Honorable President Putin, it is my great pleasure to have

Grandmaster Putin (Grandiose multi-step operation lasting 16 years)

by RoSsiBaRBeRa Translated by Eugenia (a huge THANK YOU to Eugenia for this huge and complex translation! The Saker) Source: https://cont.ws/post/269818 The 1990s are behind us, as is the breakup of the Soviet Union. The 2000s balancing over the cliff, the years of the debt slavery to IMF, unlimited rule of the oligarchs, the status of the regional power, gangs of non-systemic opposition by the American embassy, isolation and haughty

Russian President Vladimir Putin Joint press conference of with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras

  Following the Russian-Greek talks, Vladimir Putin and Alexis Tsipras made a joint statement for the press. May 27, 2016  Athens kremlin.ru Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (retranslated): I would like to welcome once again President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. President Putin’s visit today after so many years concludes a series of contacts and meetings at the highest level that took place over the last year and that mark a new beginning in our bilateral relations. This meeting is part of the reciprocal Year of Culture between Russia and Greece,

Is Putin preparing a governmental purge?

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/is-putin-preparing-a-governmental-purge/ As he does once a year, last week President Putin spend over three and a half hours answering 80 questions out of the 3+ million questions which were received. The show, which was aired live on Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and the Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii was an unprecedented success which was watched and commented upon

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