by Nick Byrne for The Saker Blog “Russia is such a dangerous country! Why did you come here? How have you managed to survive?» I’ve heard these and similar comments from pessimistic locals, when they learned that I moved from Canada to Russia nearly six years ago. While St. Petersburg is a very safe city by any standard, I’m an active traveler, outdoors sports enthusiast, and I’ve lived in and
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In the first ten days of the new year we see the conflicts from 2016 getting worse. Russian bloggers wish the Westerners a Happy New Year and… a happy Russophobia in 2017: An interesting essay by Sergey Vasiliev reflects the general mood. The following is a boiled-down version. An offer “Die!” is the only consistent offer that “civilized” Europe has ever formulated for its Eastern neighbor. It was formed in
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, SPIEF, EU, Sarkozy, Israel, Russia SITREP, by Scott Humor Lavrov: “Europe is turning into a region which projects instability outside its borders.” Lavrov: “The EU’s selective approach to dialogue with Russia will no longer work” Lavrov: “We are witnesses to major changes in the international scene. Russia is part of the global world and it is changing right before our eyes.” Lavrov: “We observe such