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8 Months in Ukraine (Euromaidan – MH17)

Dear friends, I am sharing with you a video which is a “witness to history”, a day by day and punch by punch account of of crucial time period for the Ukraine from November 20th, 2013 to July 17th 2014.  This is a long video (over five hours), but I recommend you download it a keep it in your archives, just in case it is deleted by Youtube. Here are

How Russia should deal with the “Pilban Syndrome” (PBS)

A reader, SunriseState, has recently posted the following question in the comments section: “what would you say is the most optimal Russian strategy vs Poland?“.  When I read it I thought “now that is an interesting question indeed!”.  Today I will try to answer it, going step by step. First, a diagnosis. There is a Polish syndrome.  We can ascribe all sorts of causes for it, some will describe the

The Netherlands Parliament ignored the will of its voters for the sake of Ukraine

Source: https://www.vz.ru/world/2017/5/30/872466.html Translated by Eugenia The Senate in the Netherlands confirmed in the most unobtrusive manner the Association agreement of Ukraine with the EU – against the decision of the last year referendum. The local press barely reported the event. In an attempt to explain why the will of the people was ignored, the analysts repeated the same argument over and over: a refusal to ratify the agreement would have

Boris Gryzlov and Ukraine: Russia brings on a Heavy-Weight

  Appointment of Boris Gryzlov to represent Russia on the Contact Group brings a key Russian decision maker into the heart of the crisis by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Insider That the Russian leadership continues to accord the Ukrainian conflict the highest importance is confirmed by a very interesting appointment the Kremlin has just announced. This is the appointment of Boris Gryzlov as Russia’s representative on the so-called Contact Group.

The IMF forgives Ukraine’s debt to Russia

by Michael Hudson specially for the Saker Blog On December 8, the IMF’s Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice sent a note saying: “The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors. We will provide details on the scope and rationale for this policy change in the next day or so.” Since 1947 when it really started operations, the World Bank

Scott’s Collection of Russian Humor (Hilarious – MUST READ!!)

A warning from Scott: Prior to writing for thesaker, I collected antiques and art. Since I started writing, I gave up my family, my job, my business, sleeping, showering, and other bad habits. Hell, I even stopped shaving my beard. Being a compulsive collector, now I only collect Russian jokes and anecdotes. First, they are free. Second, they are more effective than booze and drugs combined. You have been warned.

Ukrainian conflict: the less depressing side

Compiled by “Tatzhit” Mihailovich One cultural/media aspect of the new “hybrid war” that goes virtually unreported in the West is the humor, political cartoons, etc. Here are some examples, organized into several categories, with appropriate footnotes being given either next to joke/picture, or in the end of the post (*Russophobes can skip to the last section – on Putin and Russia – and spare me the inane cries of “This

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

August 30th Transcarpathia and Transnistria SITREP by “Y”

Transcarpathia 29 Jul. NATO has sponsored a project involving Romanian and Ukrainian scientists to monitor river pollution on the Tisza river. This is a major source of drinking water for the region and passes through Uzhhord. This is a major town situated close to the border with Romania. This strikes me as an opportunity to insert SIS types into the region under NGO/environmentalist cover. 5 Aug. The head of the

Update on the Ukrainian refugees by Auslander

Dear friends,I have been asked by Auslander to pass on the following information to the readers of this blog, especially those who have donated money to help Ukrainian refugees. The Saker——-Here is the cost at current exchange rate dollar to ruble and dollar to griven: Housing Per day:7 bed room with in room full bathroom, shower, sink, toilet. per person per day R 455 = $13.00 (New room, TV and

Are the US elites finally coming back to their senses?

I won’t even bother to discuss the topic of US and EU sanctions against Russia as this is only utter nonsense aimed at appeasing a few lobbies and proving to the general public that western leaders are “tough”.  Let’s, however, look at two interesting developments:1) Obama has declared that the US will not go to war over the Ukraine.  As usual, Obama tightly wrapped the key words in a lot

The Ukraine, Crimea and Kaliningrad

Just a couple of short things I want to report on.Ukraine: I always knew that Yanukovich was a coward and a totally unprincipled man.  That, and an idiot, of course.  Well, he just proved it again.  Not only did he let that old Soviet Politburo-style, semi-mummified, and thoroughly sclerotic moron McCain enter the Ukraine just to visit the “Euromaidan” crowd, he also caved in to the demands of the so-called

Short update on the events in the Ukraine and a better option for Russia

I just wanted to update everybody on a few interesting aspects on the current crisis in the Ukraine.The opposition:  Vladimir Klichko, Arsenii Iatseniuk, Oleg Tsiagnibok   Yulia Timoshenko The opposition is currently headed by four people: Vladimir Klichko, Arsenii Iatseniuk, Oleg Tsiagnibok and, of course, Yulia Timoshenko (in jail, of all things, for signing a gas deal with Putin).  There are a number of smaller parties also participating on the

The gates of Hell are opening for the Ukraine

written specially for the Asia Times   Just as I have predicted in my last piece about the developments in the Ukraine, European politicians and Ukrainian opposition parties have gone into overdrive to attempt yet another color-coded revolution in Kiev.  The normally demure and low-key Eurobureaucrats have suddenly found it themselves to castigate Russia with irate statements about “unacceptable Russian interference” while their own diplomats actually went on stage to encourage

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