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Kudrin offers to surrender to the West for the lifting of sanctions, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor The Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin had actually offered to surrender to the West in exchange for lifting of sanctions. This is according to his statement made at the meeting of the board of The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).   After the Ukrainian Maidan, a subtle joke was popular on the Runet that once the most successful business operation

The US Sanctions – Hit Trump, so That Russia Is Afraid by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions.     On Facebook, there is only talk about the new sanctions, and not only there, of course. Against the background of the rise of the dollar, the deafening chorus performing the operetta “This is the end,” tries to block the voices of those who are not inclined to rash conclusions. Basically, “you won’t strangle our song,

On sanctions

by Scott Humor On Monday April 16, a well-oiled machine of anti-Russian sanctions experienced a major hiccup. This day the US Treasury promised to announce new sanctions against Russia’s companies and persons, if  the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to be believed. Why would the US Ambassador to the UN do such things as announcing the US Treasury’s plans is everyone’s guess, especially since this Monday, when it

CrossTalk: Sanctioning Russia S.722

    The Republican-controlled Congress can’t unite around Trump’s legislative agenda, but with Democrats they are in unison when it comes to punishing Russia for alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Russia will brush off new sanctions as it did three years ago, but the Europeans won’t. CrossTalking with Mitch Feierstein, David Swanson, and Alexander Mercouris. RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios.

The US Bill H.R. 1644 to kill Russian food export and Chinese trade

by Scott Humor H.R. 1644, the Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act President Trump signed the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order. “The most spectacular claim—that North Korea is, at present, “capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks”— is backed up entirely by an anonymous blob of “expert studies and classified intelligence reports.”… it is “impossible to verify.”   Coming to Russia, don’t complain about

Speech of Lavrov at the Military Academy of the General Staff

  Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions during a lecture for senior officers of the Military Academy of the General Staff, Moscow, March 23, 2017 23 March 201714:21 http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2702537 For English subtitles click the ‘cc’ button on the bottom right.   Mr Kuralenko, Comrade officers, colleagues, friends, I am grateful for the invitation to speak at the Military Academy as part of the Army and Society series

The Western Sanctions on Russia SITREP by the Serbian Girl

The US –led war campaign against Russia, includes financial warfare. USA has complete dominance of the global financial network. Sanctions were put in place in order to financially asphyxiate Russia and “destroy Vladimir Putin” Political and Military Analyses Source: Here’s how Obama’s sanctions will destroy Vladimir Putin The timing was particular painful as it coincided with the fall in oil prices. The sanctions, however, have backfired in at least two

Russia Rebounds, Despite Sanctions

By Matthew A. Winkler for ==>>Bloomberg<<== (yes, Bloomberg not the Kremlin’s press office!) Sanctions meant to punish Russia for snatching Crimea from Ukraine one year ago were supposed to hurt Russian business. And they did. Russian stocks, bonds and commodities had the worst performance in 2014 of those in any emerging market. That was then. Now the picture is changing, with investors starting to favor Russia in 2015. The ruble,

Western sanctions and Russian perceptions

I parse the Russian media (corporate and social) on a daily basis and I am always amazed at the completely different way the issue of western sanctions is discussed. I think that it is important and useful for me to share this with those of you who do not speak Russian. First, nobody in Russia believes that the sanctions will be lifted. Nobody. Of course, all the Russian politicians say

Confusion about AngloZionist sanctions against Russia

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia and I think that this is a good time to clarify a few things about my take on them.First, the original sanctions were a total joke.  However, the latest sanctions (including the denial of credit) are definitely hurting Russia.Second, next to the official sanctions, there are unofficial ones, such as the carefully orchestrated drop in