Eurasian Union

Don’t Rain on Putin’s Olympic Parade

The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will take place in Sochi on Friday. Regrettably, as soon as this venue was selected by the Olympic Committee in July 2007 in Guatemala, the Western media unleashed a vicious, often hypocritical, and extremely biased campaign against Sochi and Russia in general. It has been dominated by stories about cost overruns and rampant corruption, […]

Munich: Imposing Their Own Will on Eastern Europe

The Munich security conference is a unique podium to address the problems of world politics. Once a year politicians, heads of international organizations, diplomats and security experts get together. No binding decisions are taken, the Munich conference of our days is very much different from what it was as far […]

Saudi Arabia’s “Stalingrad”

The problems of Islamic countries have long been high on the agenda of global politics and the international media.  The crisis there continues to grow, drawing in new countries and regions.  If it reaches Saudi Arabia – the most influential country in the Arab world – what then? Will the […]

Crisis in Ukraine: blood on the Maidan

Ukraine is teetering on the verge of civil war, and as usual Western media haven’t been particularly helpful in shedding light on the unravelling situation. Aside from evocative photos of clashes between legion-like formations of Berkut riot police and their rough nationalist opponents on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), about […]

Leningrad the Unconquered

By early September of 1941 advancing German troops had cut off the rail lines leading to Leningrad.  By Sept. 8 the city had been completely surrounded and a blockade began that was unprecedented in modern history in both its length and its disastrous effects. Leningrad’s situation was extraordinarily difficult right […]