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Rostislav Ishchenko on the potential of the Ukraine in 1991 (MUST READ)

Note by the Saker: the following is a translation of a partial transcript of an interview given by Rostislav Ishchenko, arguably the foremost Ukraine specialist alive today, to Dmitrii Puchkov.  Thanks a lot to Eugenia for translating this for the blog.  I asked for this translation because it reminds us in just a few short words of what the Ukraine could have been had this country not been run by

Rostislav Ishchenko: The outcome of 25 years of the Ukrainian independence (MUST SEE!!)

Note: I consider Rostislav Ishchenko by far the best specialist on the current Ukraine.  This is why I requested a full length translation and transcript of his interview with Boris Kostenko, a very good journalist.  A huge “thank you!!” to Eugenia and Seva for their immense work and making this most interesting material available to us. The Saker Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2zOh8VyqNw Translated by: Seva BORIS KOSTENKO, ANCHORMAN: Good day, dear viewers.

They will never be Russians

by Rostislav Ischenko Translated by Seva Source: https://cont.ws/post/257189 There were two news items last week: an attack by Nazi goons on Vasily Volga, who is trying to promote in Ukraine a left-wing pseudo-opposition project integrated into the regime, and of similar attack on a group of former members of the Regions Party, who tried to organize in Kharkov a pseudo-opposition event as a part of the centrist pro-peace and pro-European

Nine theses about the war we are engaged in

by: Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Seva Source: http://www.e-news.su/mnenie-i-analitika/111767-devyat-tezisov-o-voyne-kotoruyu-my-vedem-rostislav-ischenko.html On April 27-28, the Russian Defense Ministry held an international conference on security. I participate in a panel discussing “color revolutions”. The time allotted to speakers (5 min) and discussion participants (1 min) was too short to present the entire concept of color revolutions in modern politics and their impact on general and military security of the affected state. Therefore, I will

Chaos and war on Russia’s border (MUST SEE!)

Dear friends, This is a conversation between one of the foremost Russian experts on the Ukraine, Rostislav Ishchenko, and one of the best know Russian military experts, Igor Korotchenko.   Both of them have Ukrainian last names and Ishchenko actually worked for several Ukrainian presidents.  These two guys really know what is going on and both of them enjoy a superb access to Russian decision-makers.  In this conversation they discuss the

Rostislav Ishchenko interviewed on Syria and Novorossiya (MUST SEE!)

Video translated and subtitled by Alena Scarecrow Saker commentary: Along with Colonel Cassad, I consider Rostislav Ishchenko as one of the very best experts on the war in the Ukraine.  While Cassad and Ishchenko are very different in their styles, they share two things rarely found elsewhere: they have the intellectual honesty and the professional competence needed to avoid taking extremist positions or engage in the usual hyperbole heard from

Russia in an invisible war

Source: http://oko-planet.su/politik/politiklist/301881-rostislav-ischenko-rossiya-v-nevidimoy-voyne.html Rostislav Ischenko Translated by Seva Russia in an invisible war How could Russia in just 20 years, without wars or other perturbations, rise from a semi-colony to an acknowledged world leader, equal among the top ones? Kitchen “strategists”, who sincerely believe that massive nuclear strike is the universal solution to any international problem (even the hottest one, close to military confrontation), are unhappy about the moderate position of

Very interesting interview of Ishchenko on the Ukraine, elections and sanctions

The Ukraine question: Elections, sanctions, shelling of Donetsk on 11-03-2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XoAZOdSKpY&feature=youtu.be Translated by Eugenia BORIS KOSTENKO: Dear viewers. This is live broadcast of the show “The Ukraine question” on the television channel “Spas” (Spas – Savior; refers to Jesus Christ – translator’s note). In this show, we are discussing the events in Ukraine, obviously, in a certain context; naturally, in a certain light, which is, for the most part, conservative,

Time Is Running Out For Pax Americana’s Apologists

By Rostislav Ishchenko original source: http://orientalreview.org/2015/11/11/time-is-running-out-for-pax-americanas-apologists/ The paradox of the current global crisis is that for the last five years, all relatively responsible and independent nations have made tremendous efforts to save the United States from the financial, economic, military, and political disaster that looms ahead. And this is all despite Washington’s equally systematic moves to destabilize the world order, rightly known as the Pax Americana (“American peace”). Since policy

Integration of Donbass and re-Russification of Russia – opinion

by Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by N_V Source http://rusvesna.su/recent_opinions/1442221014   Political columnist of “Russia Today” Rostislav Ishchenko talks about the attractiveness of the Donbass for modern Russia, the possibility of increasing Russian population of the Russian Federation, and about how the historic reunification of the Russian people promises the Russian World all the advantages. The Russian state was built as multinational since the days of ancient (pre-Mongol) Rus. However, with the

What if there won’t be any war, or the second referendum in Donetsk

Source http://cont.ws/post/115414 Author Rostislav Ishchenko (Ростислав Ищенко) Translation Seva A sensible politician always respects his opponent and assumes that if to him (sensible politician) something appears obvious, his opponent took this possibility into account, and, if that option is undesirable for him (an opponent), he is looking for (or possibly has already found) an alternative non-obvious solution. Americans have lost several geopolitical rounds to Russia for the simple reason that

The junta’s only chance is to retreat behind the Dnieper

by Rostislav Ishchenko Source: http://ruspravda.info/Rostislav-Ishchenko-Edinstvenniy-shans-dlya-hunti–otstupat-za-Dnepr-7304.html Translated from the Russian by Robin Rostislav Ishchenko, political scientist and president of the Center for System Analysis and Forecasting, was interviewed by Tatiana Dobrodeeva about the outlook for the counteroffensive by Novorossia’s army. – How far and how fast can the Donetsk People’s Republic army continue its counteroffensive? – Today the counterattack is for the most part over. Taking into account the territories already

Those who would sell out Novorossia

Source http://news-front.info/2015/06/03/o-tex-kto-slivaet-novorossiyu-rostislav-ishhenko/ Translated by Gideon People never cease to amaze me. For example, many Russians sincerely believe that different types of Russians live in the Crimea, in Donbass, Odessa and Kharkov because the Crimea is now Russia, because in Donbass there is war and because Kharkov and Odessa are still occupied and under repression. We might just as well argue that citizens of Moscow are 1.5 times better than citizens

Fraternal Union or Russian State?

by Rostislav Ishchenko, President of the Center for System Analysis and Forecasting, for “Aktualniye Commentariye” original article here: http://actualcomment.ru/bratskiy-soyuz-ili-gosudarstvo-rossiyskoe.html translation by “KA” Not all politicians and experts recognise that a state of war exists between Russia and the United States. Despite Washington’s clearly stated strategy regarding regime change in Russia and the thwarting of any opportunities for Moscow to carry out any kind of independent policy. Many people, who have

A war is at our doorsteps. As usual, we need another year.

by Rostislav Ishchenko translated by Eugenia Alexander the Blessed needed an extra year to finish the war with Turkey, train already drafted recruits, and deploy at the Western border against Napoleon not 200 thousand, but half a million-strong army, which would not have bothered to retreat into the heart of the Empire. Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin needed another year to complete the technical upgrade of the army, formation of motorized units,

People and Chess Figures

by Rostislav Ichshenko translated by Evgenia Source: http://cont.ws/post/77563 Chess is an ancient game that reproduces military actions with enviable accuracy. The development of the computer technology allowed for the creation of colorful strategic computer games, in the best of which the victory is arrived at by balancing multiple parameters (including the economy, natural resources, etc). Nevertheless, none came close to replicating the real strategic situation at the level achievable in

We live in a state of military alert

Source: http://cont.ws/post/78147/ Rostislav Ishchenko Translated from the Russian by Robin For the second year in a row, almost uninterrupted military exercises are taking place in Russia. The number of troops involved is comparable to or even greater than the number of participants in the largest exercise held by the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact military alliance – even though the Soviet armed forces totaled 3.5 million in 1991 and

Kiev’s every move undermines the position of the United States

Source: http://ria.ru/crimea_interview/20150302/1050489532.html Rostislav Ishchenko Translated from the Russian by Robin In an interview with the radio station Russia Today, Rostislav Ishchenko, President of the Center for Systematic Analysis and Forecasting, talks about who is trying to draw Russia into a military conflict, and why, Crimea’s role in the situation, and the splitting of the Ukraine into separate territories. In one of your articles, you wrote that the Ukraine was in

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