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Traveler’s toothache – Russian dentist

by the Geneva Observer My tooth ache was too much. Natasha made the call. My fear of the dentist is something like the elephant and the mouse. I may not be an elephant, but my dentist would be considerably smaller than me, a woman dentist, wearing studded earrings, and perfectly glossed nails. The dental clinic was one of the most modern in Yaroslavl. They accepted the challenge of dealing with

Syrian War Report – May 22, 2017: ISIS Rapidly Losing Ground In Eastern Aleppo

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-22-2017-isis-rapidly-losing-ground-in-eastern-aleppo/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and their allied units are rapidly clearing the countryside Maskanah, a strategic town in the province of Aleppo, from ISIS terrorists. So far, government troops have liberated Wadi Muwayih, Jub al-Ali, Tal

Riding the “Chechen Gays” scandal on a Unicorn

Featured image of a Novaya Gazeta reporter Elena Milashina, an author of the article “Honor Killing” receiving an International Women of Courage Award in Washington on March 8, 2013. Depicted here standing between the First Lady Michelle Obama and the Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry. Years ago, President Putin was asked what he thought about gay parades. He said that he respected human freedom in all its forms. However,

First-hand experience with Russian Emergency Service

by the Geneva Observer Part I Part II Being invited for the first time to your mother-in-law can be a traumatic experience for some. It is especially so when neither speaks the other’s mother tongue. We compromised and decided we would converse in German (she tutors German). Two days before her bathroom light had given up its ghost. The lady had been in darkness for two days, waiting for enlightenment

Syrian War Report – May 11, 2017: Syrian Army Renews Operation Against ISIS In Eastern Aleppo

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-11-2017-syrian-army-renews-operation-against-isis-in-eastern-aleppo/   If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover On May 10th, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fully liberated the important town of Tabqah and the Tabqah dam from ISIS terrorists in the province of Raqqah. The town of Tabqah is located within

Meet employees of the SBU “Gestapo” for the “Luhansk oblast” Ukraine

A day before the Victory Day over the Western fascism, an adviser to the Minister of internal Affairs of the Ukraine Zorian Shkiryak reminded everyone that the police will react harshly against individuals that would wear the St. George ribbons, prohibited on Ukraine’s territory . According to Shkiryak, a refusal to remove the “provocative anti-state symbols” will be punishable by arrest and jail. “Wearing the St. George ribbon is a

Liwa al-Quds: From Formation To Liberation Of Aleppo City

https://southfront.org/liwa-al-quds-from-formation-to-liberation-of-aleppo-city/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Liwa Al-Quds (or the Al-Quds Brigade) is a Sunni Palestinian pro-government group formed in mid-2013 by Mohammad “Engineer” al-Sa’eed.  The group appeared after Jabhat al-Nusra (the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), also known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Jabhat Fatah

The Israel Lobby’s latest hissy-fit

I regularly get the comment that Putin is pro-Israeli, Russia controlled by Israeli interests and that Putin and the Israelis are in cahoots.  I tried to debunk this nonsense in my article Putin and Israel – a complex and multi-layered relationship, but that silly canard is still circulating all over the net.  So I thought that it would be a good idea to publish a typically Israeli point of view

The US Department of State plans to open an Eurasia Migrant center in… Moscow

FY 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity for Proposals for Resettlement Support Centers (RSC) Africa in Nairobi, Kenya; Turkey and the Middle East (TuME) in Istanbul, Turkey; and Eurasia in Moscow, Russia Share Funding Opportunity Announcement Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration April 27, 2017   Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0001616 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.018 – Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) for U.S. Refugee Resettlement Announcement issuance date: Thursday,

Syrian War Report – May 2, 2017: Russia Setting Up Military Installations In YPG-held Area

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-2-2017-russia-setting-up-military-installations-in-ypg-held-area/   f you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover A number of Russian troops and vehicles have entered the area of the Afrin Canton controlled by fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), according to photos and videos appearing online. Pro-Kurdish media

Syrian War Report – May 1, 2017: Government Troops Launch New Offensive In Eastern Homs

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-1-2017-government-troops-launch-new-offensive-in-eastern-homs/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Last weekend, the 5th Assault Corps and the National Defense Forces, supported by the Russian air power, began an operation against ISIS in the eastern Homs countryside. By Monday, government forces have retook the villages of Jibab Hamad, Tadmuria,

The only force standing

by Scott Humor The only force standing between peace and hell on earth is the Russian military in Syria Russian and Saudi FMs clash over Syria & Iran “We would like to put an end to Iran’s involvement in the region,” the Saudi FM said. Russia’s Foreign Minister countered this view, noting that Iran, as well as Hezbollah, are operating in Syria on President Bashar Assad’s official request. “We don’t

Trip to Moscow, by the Geneva Observer

Hello Scott,   We have safely arrived from Geneva, both very tired (both of us had to get up at 5am). I am quickly having to learn the Cyrillic alphabet and a few words I can start recognizing (already knowing German, French and English is a big help -Russian, despite the different alphabet is a very much European language). We found a bank to change money. Very well organized, very

Syrian War Report – April 26, 2017: Syrian Army Makes Important Gains In Homs Province

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-26-2017-syrian-army-makes-important-gains-in-homs-province/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover On April 26, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate Gen. Sergei Rudskoi announced that Russia had withdrawn half of its warplanes from the Hmeymim Airbase in Syria. Rudskoi said that the number of Russian aircraft

Syrian Army’s 5th Assault Corps: Formation, Operations, Capabilities

https://southfront.org/syrian-armys-5th-assault-corps-formation-operations-capabilities/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The 5th Assault Corps drew the media attention in early 2017 following the fall of Palmyra to ISIS, which showed the need for more well-trained and equipped infantry to deal with crisis situations even more evident. The Syrian military

Ramzan Kadyrov on Western Intelligence services provocations

Russia: EXCLUSIVE Western intelligence did ‘everything possible to destroy’ Russia – Kadyrov     Apr 19, 2017 “Western and European intelligence agencies have done everything possible to destroy the sovereign state of Russia,” Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov stated in an exclusive interview with RT in Grozny on Tuesday. “For all these years, Western and European intelligence agencies have done everything possible to destroy the sovereign state of

News Brief BRICS Joint Communiqué, troops deployment near Korean Peninsula

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang’s Regular Press Conference on April 14, 2017 Q: It is reported that all necessary materials for the deployment of THAAD have been delivered to the golf course in Seongju region in the southeast of the ROK. The ROK military suggested that THAAD would be deployed soon to counter the threat posed by DPRK’s nuclear and missile programs. What’s China’s comment on this? A: China has

Syrian War Report – April 13, 2017: Syrian Army Suffers Setback In Daraa

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-13-2017-syrian-army-suffers-setback-in-daraa/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies are preparing for a final push in order to retake the whole al-Minshiah neighborhood of the Daraa provincial capital. Earlier this

Syrian War Report – April 12, 2017: Government Forces Advance Northwest Of Aleppo

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-12-2017-government-forces-advance-northwest-of-aleppo/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Since April 10, pro-government forces, led by the Republican Guard and Liwa al-Quds, have been making attempts to advance against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies northwest of the city of

Tracking under-reported developments SITREP Updated

While we all struggle with the deep state, and very few governments openly express their opposition to the US crazies in the UN, things are working the way they should: The 5th East Forum of the EU and the EEU 5th East Forum of the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union in Berlin adopted a Memorandum  of creation an economic area ( a pathway) from Lisbon to Vladivostok and beyond.

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