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Washington sanctioning Democracy and hailing Nazism

20. March 2014

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Washington sanctioning Democracy and hailing Nazism

Today US President Barack Obama has extended the sanctions against Russia, introduced earlier by an executive order declaring “a national emergency” in view of the “actions and policies of persons — including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine – that undermine democratic processes […]

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22. April 2014

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The Russian world is coming to Europe

By Boris MEZHUEV (Russia)

The Russian world is coming to Europe

President Putin’s Direct Line on April 17 offered a wonderful opportunity for reflecting on the present and the future of European civilization. The head of state sought to express his most fundamental ideas about the current geopolitical environment in Europe, and it was clear that his outlook on this issue is holistic and dynamic, yet […]

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19. April 2014

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Voter Intimidation and Collective Punishment: Western Democracy at Work in Ukraine

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Voter Intimidation and Collective Punishment: Western Democracy at Work in Ukraine

Ukraine is in the throes of an imminent human rights crisis, as the red flags of oppression are visible to all objective observers that care to acknowledge the obvious. The near-death beating of Oleg Tsarev and the intimidation of Mikhail Dobkin, both Eastern Ukrainian presidential candidates, are proof, if any more was even needed, that […]

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18. April 2014

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Deconstructing the results of the four-party talks

By Alexander MERCOURIS (UK)

Deconstructing the results of the four-party talks

The media refers to the document that emerged out of yesterday’s four party talks as an “agreement”. This is not strictly correct. The text of the document is here: As its text makes clear what this document is in reality is not an an agreement to settle the Ukrainian crisis or even an outline of […]

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18. April 2014

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Geneva Statement on the situation in Ukraine

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Geneva Statement on the situation in Ukraine

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes the full text of Joint Statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after talks in Geneva on April 17, 2014. “The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens. All sides must […]

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17. April 2014

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Proof of Poland’s Participation in the Ukrainian Pandemonium

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Proof of Poland’s Participation in the Ukrainian Pandemonium

Polish media outlet Nie has published a bombshell account about direct Polish involvement in Ukraine’s destabilization. Its source alleges that the Polish Foreign Ministry had invited Ukrainian militants into the country and trained them outside of Warsaw in September 2013. Considering the destructive actions and fatalities they would later be responsible for during the EuroMaidan […]

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16. April 2014

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Kiev’s regime to face International Tribunal for former Ukraine

By Olga SHEDROVA (Russia)

Kiev’s regime to face International Tribunal for former Ukraine

Kiev has unleashed a war against its own people. Troops are sent to the South-East. On April 15, the airport in Kramatorsk (the Donetsk region) under the control of civil self-defense formations was attacked by Ukrainian military and foreign mercenaries. There are dead and wounded among the civilians who lived in the vicinity. An offensive […]

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15. April 2014

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The UN as a Propaganda Nest for the NATO Information Vulture

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

The UN as a Propaganda Nest for the NATO Information Vulture

Portions of the UN’s forthcoming human rights report on Crimea, to be released Tuesday, have been leaked to Foreign Policy magazine, and its findings are far from objective. Indicating yet another instance of institutional bias against the Russian Federation and its interests, Ivan Simonovic, the UN’s Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, has filled the […]

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14. April 2014

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Triumph of the Ill – Ukraine Coup Leaders Turn on People

By Michael COLLINS (USA)

Triumph of the Ill – Ukraine Coup Leaders Turn on People

Ukrainian security forces are entering the city of Slavyansk in the eastern Ukraine according to reports from both RT and the Associated Press.   Protesters in that city seized several municipal buildings including police headquarters to protest government policies. The move came after the Ukraine’s acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk issued a demand that citizens cease […]

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12. April 2014

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Rossiyskiy Patriotism: The Russian Zeitgeist (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Rossiyskiy Patriotism: The Russian Zeitgeist (II)

Part I Rossiyskiy Patriotism as an Organic Russian Ideology: Rossiyskiy Patriotism is not just a belief, but a guiding mindset. It is important to underline that despite its far-reaching popularity, it is not an official state ideology, as such things are banned under the Russian Constitution. Nevertheless, this does not prohibit ideology in and of […]

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11. April 2014

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Rossiyskiy Patriotism: The Russian Zeitgeist (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Rossiyskiy Patriotism: The Russian Zeitgeist (I)

Introduction: Russia’s civilization is one of the most geographically expansive in the world. Stretching from the shores of the Baltic to the Sea of Japan, and linking the frozen Arctic to the tepid waters of the Black Sea, it envelops the majority of Northern Eurasia. This Eurasian civilization has more than a millennium of history, […]

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11. April 2014

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Vladimir Putin: ‘We urgently need to stabilize Ukraine’s economy’

By Vladimir PUTIN (Russia)

Vladimir Putin: ‘We urgently need to stabilize Ukraine’s economy’

Yesterday the Russian President Vladimir Putin made public his Open letter to European politicians on dire economic situation in Ukraine and urgent need to coordinate an economic assistance package to this nation. We’re publishing the full text of this letter. Ukraine’s economy in the past several months has been plummeting. Its industrial and construction sectors […]

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10. April 2014

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‘Presence of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine shows weakness of Kiev govt’

By Daniel Patrick WELCH (USA)

‘Presence of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine shows weakness of Kiev govt’

The Kiev government is having trouble holding power even in western Ukraine, where it should have firm control. Meanwhile it’s bringing in mercenaries to retake eastern areas, anti-war activist Daniel Patrick WELCH told RT. RT: With those latest events in Lvov, could it be that the interim government is losing support there? Daniel Patrick Welch: […]

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