A look at the events of 1939-45 from a millennial point of view. Many people in Russia believe that we live in an era where the West has won. The West surrounds us everywhere. It reigns in popular car models and clothing fashion labels, in photographs of pop idols and […]
Taking stock of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington Delegations from 47 countries, plus the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency—the IAEA—and the European Union participated in the forum. Russia was represented by President Dmitry Medvedev. Discussions on all measures were closed, but we know that the heads of […]
On the eve of BRIC Alliance Summit opening tomorrow in Brasil we are republishing a last-year article by the German observer Michael LIEBIG as an introduction for coming analysis… The BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India, and China – are no longer content with being invited to the G20 and […]
The agenda of our editions is inevitably circulating around the theme of wars. Until now we were covering the current one in Afghanistan and emerging in Iran as the focuses of international attention. But as the 65th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism is approaching, the lessons of history start […]
Oriental Review publishes an interview with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that was aired in Russia at the TV-Talk Show Postscriptum on March 27, 2010.
Yuri BARANCHIK (Belorussia) The statement that the US and Israel are bracing for an invasion of Iran made by Israeli Ambassador the UN Gabriela Shalev has attested a truism – nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest. The aim of this public move is self-evident: the US and […]
Video: Russia Today The Blessed Light, also known as Holy Fire, most likely the only ‘scheduled’ annual miracle of the contemporary world, has been deigned again in Jerusalem yesterday, causing rejoicement and excitement among witnesses and hundreds of million Eastern Christians around the globe. It is believed that the marvelous […]
Few days ago Moscow was shocked with another suicide bomber Metro attack. The global and Russian internal media were swift in accusing ‘Islamic rebels from the North Caucasus’ in perpetrating this action. For us, Russian independent analysts, the matter is not so clear.
Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser in 1979 Sometimes it is useful to reread old digests. More then ten years ago former US President National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski frankly spoke to French Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998. According to him, the CIA’s intervention in Afghanistan […]
Trend (Azerbaijan) NATO and Russia clashed on Wednesday, March 24 over how to tackle the drug problem in Afghanistan, where Western nations have been fighting a Taliban-led insurgency for eight years. The country is the world’s largest producer of poppy seeds, a key ingredient in the manufacture of heroin. Russia […]
Alexander Sotnichenko Part 1 Part 2 Russia and the EU: the search for common ground on Afghanistan On January 18, 2008, Russian Federal Drug Control Service Director Viktor Ivanov and European Parliament member Pino Arlacchi, author of the new EU strategy for Afghanistan, held a press conference at which the […]
Alexander Sotnichenko Part 1 Russian criticism of the NATO operation in Afghanistan In fact, from our point of view the problem lies in different area. In Russia more and more senior government officials are trying to cast doubt on the idea that NATO’s counterterrorism operation is consistent with the interests […]