Russia

What Is Khodorkovsky Doing His Time For? (II)

By Gregory Tinsky (Russia) Part 1 Five grannies make a ruble Big money lacked a brand-new signboard and the diversification of business. That’s what new „Intersectorial Scientific-Technical Programs Center” — or just „MENATEP[1]” in short — was found for. Competition at the market of financial services, which Khodorkovsky majored in, […]

Moscow As a Would-Be Capital Of Europe

By Alexandre Latsa (France) From time immemorial — through the era of Carl the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte to Charles De Gaulle — France has been attempting to architect a united continental Europe. Today it seemingly shifts its role to Russia that has a chance to pave the way for […]

The Great Game Today

Konstantin Penzev (Russia) The Great Game obviously did not end in 1907 with the signing of the Anglo-Russian Convention. Given that, we should adjust the definition of the term, i.e., move away from its narrow meaning of the Anglo-Russian conflict in Central Asia during just the 19th century. In a […]

US State Department Defends Russian Sodomites

On November 17, 2010 the US State Department published another annual International Religious Freedom Report. Naturally, one of the chapters is devoted to Russia. While explicitly advocating the interests of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientologists, Seventh-day Adventists, non-authorized ‘Islamic’ preachers and other sects, the document states: “In July 2009 a group of […]

The Cost Russia Will Pay for NATO Rapprochement

Victor KOVALEV (Russia) The NATO summit which will convene in Lisbon on November 19-20 will adopt the alliance’s new strategic concept switching NATO from regional defense to global-scale missions. In practice, the reform will institutionalize the West’s victory in the Cold World War III. The already visible results of the […]

Russian Reset Policy to Be Reviewed?

ORIENTAL REVIEW on Political Trust and Human Deception So far the most tangible outcome of notorious ‘Reset’ of the US-Russian relations (or perezagruzka, another Russian word of the global outreach) announced by foreign ministers last year was the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START III). As a reminder it limits […]