While the European country insincerely pretends to be a “democracy”, the East Asian one makes no such pretenses and is proud of having a different organizational model, which should be doubly disturbing for any British citizen because it means that their “democratically elected government” is actually less forthcoming about its nationwide surveillance strategy than comparatively more centralized China’s is.
Tag: Human Rights
The Estonian society was relatively homogeneous with 88% of ethnic Estonians followed by mainly Russian-speakers as the most numerous ethnic minority. This led the country in the interwar period to an atmosphere of interethnic toleration for the reason that the ethnic Estonians could appreciate the cultural distinctiveness of Russians, Germans, Swedish, and Jews as minorities.
Human rights are based on an individual’s worth and should have as their goal the realization of that person’s human dignity.
Today the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a White Book on violations of human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine since November 2013. The book is divided into six chapters: Violations of Human rights; Interference by the European Union and the United States; Weapons and violent […]
An unfortunate legacy of the Cold War is the negative attitude some American conservatives yet harbor toward Russia. Conditioned for decades to see Russia and the Soviet Union as synonymous, they still view post-communist Russia as a threat. They forget that Tsarist Russia was the most conservative great power, a […]
There are a number of topics which inevitably cause a massive media coverage in the West. One of them concerns the rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. The Moscow 2013 World Athletics Championship held last week gave enough pretexts for such coverage. Some issues like a Swedish competitor being told to eliminate rainbow […]
Part I Part II Part III What else is in the third basket from Uncle Sam? The Russian Foreign Ministry report on human rights in the United States, along with other crimes, recorded numerous cases of police abuse. In January 2009, the American edition of the Emergency Medicine Journal published […]
Part I Part II Uncle Sam and the «matrix of justice» A very special topic in the report by the Russian Foreign Ministry on human rights in the U.S on the partial review of offenses committed by the American side, is in the absolutely abhorrent practice of extra-judicial killings abroad. […]
Who has more rights to human rights? Washington believes that one of the achievements of its propaganda and diplomatic machinery was that after a meeting in Helsinki in 1975, they managed to make the so-called «third basket» in the main placed emphasis on human rights. Decade after decade, the United […]
In September 2012, the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation in New York prepared their annual report entitled “Human Rights in the USA”. The authors are in no doubt that civil rights have made American society freer and fairer. They are acting as independent and objective researchers of a delicate subject […]
ORIENTAL REVIEW republishes the latest article by Vladimir Putin, Russian PM and front-runner of the presidential campaign due to culminate next Sunday, March 4, 2012. The article focuses on different aspects of the Russian foreign policy. In my previous articles I have discussed some of the key foreign challenges that […]