Mar 21 09:41

Sweden Unveils Plans For 'Total Societal Mobilization' Against Russia

In yet another sign of what Russia expert Stephen Cohen has described as the escalating New Cold War, non-NATO aligned Sweden is initiating detailed plans to ready itself for total societal mobilization in response to military attack from a major external power. As Aaron Mehta points out in his exclusive for Defense News entitled Fortress Sweden: Inside the plan to mobilize Swedish society against Russia, that major external power is none other than Russia, whose heavily militarized port of Kaliningrad lies a little over 220 miles across the ocean from Sweden.

Mar 21 09:23

Russia Is Hoarding Gold At The Fastest Pace In 12 Years

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has been increasing its holdings of gold every month since March 2015. The country is currently the sixth-largest gold owner after the United States, Germany, Italy, France and China.

According to the CBR, gold reserves spiked to $455.2 billion between March 2 and 9 hitting a historic high not seen since September 2014.

Mar 21 09:20

Tons of human remains found in warehouse in Zaporozhye, Ukraine

In the industrial zone of Zaporozhye in an abandoned warehouse, the law enforcement officers found tons of medical waste and human remains. According to the Ukrainian media, people found the warehouse by an unpleasant smell, which spread even despite the minus temperature.

In the abandoned building the were broken glasses and no security. According to the SBU, in total 4 tons of garbage were stored in the warehouse, among which – one and a half tons of biomaterials left after operations, including from institutions working with pathogens of tuberculosis. Along with that, utilized medical instruments, equipment containing mercury and heavy metals were found.

The territory of the warehouse belongs to the firm, which was supposed to take out the waste from medical institutions. The company said that the waste was ready to be disposed, but the court seized the property before the New Year.

Mar 21 09:04

US threatens to sanction European firms involved in Russian gas project

The US State Department has issued a warning over probable penalties against corporations engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming that the Russian project undermines energy security in Europe.

Mar 21 08:59

Russiagate Comes to England

I don’t know what happened in Salisbury England on March 4th, but it appears that the British government doesn’t know either. Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech before Parliament last Monday was essentially political, reflecting demands that she should “do something” in response to the mounting hysteria over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. After May’s presentation there were demands from Parliamentarians for harsh measures against Russia, reminiscent of the calls for action emanating from the U.S. Congress over the allegations relating to what has been called Russiagate.

Mar 21 08:55

Russia roasts State Department shill Samantha Power - 19.01.2017

Mar 21 08:44

US Planning a Terrorist False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria: Russia Says It Will Respond

Events in Syria increasingly resemble a direct confrontation between major powers rather than a proxy war. Lavrov’s words, delivered a few days ago, reveal the critical phase of international relations the world is going through, with a potentially devastating conflict ready to ignite in the Middle East region.

Mar 21 08:36

Top nuclear commander says Russia and China are developing high-speed hypersonic weapons and America can't defend against them

A top nuclear commander warned that the US should add more nuclear weapons to its arsenal because Russia and China are actively developing a new high-speed hypersonic weapon.

US Air Force general John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command, said Tuesday that Russia and China are 'aggressively pursuing' hypersonic weapons, a type of nuclear missile that flies a a very high speed.

According to Hyten, the US doesn't have any type of nuclear weapon that can defend against a hypersonic missile so he suggests the country get to work.

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That, of course, means more money for the military!

Mar 21 08:33

George Galloway delivers bombastic blast on Sergei Skripal

Mar 21 08:32

'A DISGRACE!' LBC host SCREWS UP & bins Jean-Claude Juncker's 'nauseating' letter to Putin

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker has been heavily criticised for his “nauseating” letter to Vladimir Putin to congratulate the Russian president on his election victory.

Mar 21 08:31

UK-Russia: May warns Putin 'there is MORE to come' as tensions SOAR

BRITAIN is clamping down on the on private jet passengers flying into the country as part of the response to the salisbury nerve gas attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to security chiefs.

Mar 21 08:31

BEX ALERT - May’s crackdown on Putin ‘hampered by wealth Russians in UK’

Mrs May announced last week plans to expel 23 Russia diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4.

Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement as tensions between Moscow and London soar as the Prime Minister takes a hard line over the attack.

Nigel Gould-Davies, an associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at the Chatham House think tank, warned Mrs May's options are limited as a result the high number of wealthy Russians living in the UK and the consequent benefits for the UK’s economy.

Mr Gould-Davies said: “Russia is a skilful and growing threat to the UK, yet Russia's elite uses the UK, like no other country, to legitimate and protect its wealth.

Mar 21 08:23

White House claims it doesn’t dictate how other countries operate

The White House is refusing to comment on the legitimacy of the recent Russian elections because it doesn’t dictate how other countries operate, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.

“We’re focused on our elections,” Sanders said. “We don’t get to dictate how other countries operate.

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Mar 21 08:17

Paul Craig Roberts: War Is On The Horizon

How else do we interpret the announcement by General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, that

“we have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria. They are preparing a series of chemical munitions explosions. This fact will be used to blame the government forces. The components to produce chemical munitions have been already delivered to the southern de-escalation zone under the guise of humanitarian convoys of a number of NGOs.

The provocations will be used as a pretext by the United States and its allies to launch strikes on military and government infrastructure in Syria.”

Don’t expect to hear anything about this in the totally discredited Western presstitute media, which is a propaganda ministry for war.

Mar 21 08:16

Trump voices concerns to Putin over new Russian armaments - report

US President Donald Trump expressed concerns over new Russian armaments in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, The New York Times reported citing sources in the US administration.

During their call, "a senior official said, Mr. Trump told Mr. Putin he had been concerned by a recent speech in which Mr. Putin talked about Russia developing an "invincible" intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses," the report said.

The US leader also "raised the nuclear threat" in phone conversations with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the paper.

Mar 21 08:12

Britain Planning Secret Cyberattack on Russia?

US-dominated NATO is waging political and economic war on Russia, things potentially heading for somethings far more serious because the Kremlin fails to take effective countermeasures.

Diplomacy doesn’t work with Washington and its rogue allies. Pursuing it is a sign of Russian weakness, not strength, encouraging the West to push harder against Moscow – a dangerous situation worsened by the US/UK-orchestrated Skripal affair.

Is cyberattacking Russia the next shoe to drop? According to an unnamed high-level UK official, Theresa May-led Tories may launch a secret cyberattack against Moscow in response to the alleged poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter the Kremlin had nothing to do with – a joint operation with Washington if initiated.

America calls the shots. Britain and other NATO countries follow its lead, going along with its imperial agenda, including Cold War 2.0 hostility toward Russia.

Mar 21 08:06

US Raises White Flag, Wants Talks With Russia Over Arms Race

When you are 10 years behind behind the competition, making a deal is probably your best move ...

One can say with certainty that Vladimir Putin’s presentation of Russia’s new weapons systems during his Address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March has finally elicited the desired response from its target audience in Washington, D.C. In that presentation, Putin spoke about strategic weapons systems employing cutting-edge technology that, he claimed, is more than a decade ahead of US and other competition.


Mar 21 07:51

Britain may be behind attack on Skripal's daughter: Russia foreign ministry

A Russian Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday that Britain may be behind a chemical attack on Yulia Skripal, daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

"Logic suggests that there are only two possible things," Vladimir Yermakov, head of the ministry's non-proliferation and arms control department, told a meeting with foreign ambassadors based in Moscow.

"Either the British authorities are not able to provide protection from such a, let's say, terrorist attack on their soil, or they, whether directly or indirectly, I am not accusing anyone, have orchestrated an attack on a Russian citizen", Yermakov said.

Mar 20 17:15

Turns Out “Novichkov” Isn’t a Russian Chemical Weapon...The UK Lied Through Its Teeth

As a response to London's exile of 23 Russian diplomats, 23 British diplomats will also have to leave Moscow. But Russia took it further this time. The British will have to close their Consulate in St. Petersburg, along with the British Council in Moscow. Maria Zakharova visited our headquarters earlier today.

Mar 20 15:46

Corbyn risks fresh backlash by saying he can 'do business' with Putin and repeating call for Russia to be handed sample of Salisbury nerve agent

Jeremy Corbyn today risked reigniting the row over his soft stance on Russia by insisting he could still 'do business' with Vladimir Putin.

The Labour leader repeated his call for the UK to give Moscow a nerve agent sample from the Salisbury attack - suggesting that would allow them to say 'categorically' whether they were responsible.

Even though Mr Corbyn also stressed that 'all fingers point' towards Russia's involvement, the comments will again infuriate Labour MPs.

They will also fuel speculation of a split between the leader and his close ally John McDonnell, who struck a notably tougher tone over the weekend by suggesting the attack on Serge Skripal and daughter Yulia was 'highly likely' to be a state-backed assassination attempt.

Mar 20 11:15

"No Patients Have Experienced Symptoms Of Nerve Agent Poisoning In Salisbury"

The London Times reported on March 14th that 40 people in Salisbury needed treatment because of poisoning. A reader's letter to the paper written by "Steven Davies - Consultant in emergency medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust" disputes that report. (The NHS database lists Davies, GMC membership number 4122151, as specialist in accident and emergency services at the Salisbury District Hospital.) The letter seems to say that none of the hospital's patients were effected by "nerve agents" at all:

Sir, Further to your report "Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment", Mar 14), may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only been ever been three patients with significant poisoning.

Mar 20 11:09

Russia’s Reaction to the Insults of the West is Political Suicide

The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, particularly since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying. Especially by the UK. Starting with PM May, who outright accused Russia of using chemical weapons (CW) on UK grounds, without delivering any evidence. Strangely, there is no indication where Skripal and his daughter are, in which hospital the pair is being treated, no poison analysis is being published, they cannot be visited; there is absolutely no evidence of the substance they allegedly have been poisoned with – do Sergei and Yulia actually exist as victims of a poison attack?

Mar 20 11:08

Zakharova Tells Who Is Really Behind The Salisbury Anti-Russian Campaign

Mar 20 10:39

Shocking EU Reforms: Ukraine’s Public Debt Doubles In 4 Years, While Personal Incomes Halve

The Ukrainian economy is in a catastrophic state after four years of “euro-reforms,” said ??Viktor Medvedchuk, head of the public movement “Ukrainian Choice – People’s Right.”

“At the end of 2013. Ukraine’s state and publicly guaranteed debt was 40% of GDP, and by the end of 2017 it had more than doubled, exceeding 80% of GDP. In 2013, Ukraine’s GDP per capita was more than $ 4,075, and in 2016 decreased to $ 2221.

Mar 20 10:38

Ukraine Shows “Incomprehensible Laser Weapon” From Russia [Video]

The Ukrainian military has complained of an “incomprehensible device,” which disables their drones.

“An incomprehensible laser device was recently found by our reconnaissance. At first it seems that this is a simple flare reflected on glass. However, when the light went out and then on again, our drone no longer behaved according to the pilot’s commands.”

Mar 20 09:03

Western Media Putin Bashing Following His Electoral Triumph

China’s Xi Jinping congratulated Putin for his overwhelming reelection triumph. So did Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and Bolivia’s Evo Morales.

Ahead of Sunday voting, London’s Guardian shamefully accused him of “stealing the Russian election,” adding Russia’s process “is an election in name only…a sham and a smokescreen…to confer democratic respectability on to a corrupt oligarchy.”

Scandalous remarks, the Guardian not alone. Other Western media turned truth on its head trashing Russia’s democratic process, calling Putin authoritarian, a dictator and other pejoratives.

Euronews cited convicted embezzler/Putin critic/Western favorite Alexey Navalny disinformation claims of ballot box stuffing, repeat voting and other (nonexistent) irregularities.

The NYT lied claiming turnout was “less than the Kremlin had sought.” It exceeded expectations.

“There was no real need for extensive rigging…because of Mr. Putin’s genuine popularity,” said the Times.

Mar 20 09:00

Merkel Claims Russia Must Prove Non-Involvement in Skripal Poisoning Case

Russia must prove that it has nothing with poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK city of Salisbury, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious earlier in March on a bench at a shopping center in Salisbury, England. Both of them remain in a critical condition and are being treated for exposure to a chemical. The incident has already resulted in a diplomatic crisis in the Russian-UK relations.

“We believe that there is strong evidence that Russia is involved in that [incident] and now Russia must prove that this is not true,” Merkel said on Monday after talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

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It is impossible to prove a negative. And with Great Britain refusing to allow anyone to analyze samples from the attack site, we are back to "trust us, we know what is going on" from the same government that gave us the dodgy dossier that helped sell the war on Iraq!

Mar 20 08:58

Macron takes on PUTIN: France refuses to recognise Russian election result in Crimea

FRANCE has said it does not recognise the results of the Russian presidential election held in the peninsula of Crimea, four years to the day after Moscow annexed the territory from Ukraine in a move that most of the world has slammed as illegal.

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They keep repeating this same lie. Crimea voted to leave Ukraine, a right guaranteed under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The west simply refused to recognize the results of the Crimean election and took the default position that Russia "stole" Ukraine.

That is like a guest at a wedding refusing to recognize the bride's right to marry the groom, therefore by default the groom has kidnapped and raped the bride.

The West has gotten into the very bad habit of only recognizing elections when they turn out the way the West wants!

Mar 20 08:29

Ukraine urges EU sanctions against former German Chancellor Schröder over links to Putin

UKRAINIAN foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin has urged the EU to level sanctions against former German Gerhard Schröder over his links to the Kremlin as he dubbed the 73-year-old “Putin’s most important lobbyist”.

Mar 20 08:25

Evidence before accusations: Austria asks for full-fledged Skripal investigation

It’s premature to pin the blame in the Skripal poisoning case without first conducting a proper investigation, Austria’s foreign minister has said. The UK has already picked Russia as a boogey man in the incident.

Speaking in Brussels on Monday, Karin Kneissl said that she viewed the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, as “abhorrent.” However, unlike its British counterparts, Austria wants to have the full picture before casting blame on someone specifically.

"Our position is: First there is the need to establish a full picture of events in joint cooperation with the Chemical agency [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)] and all those involved” the foreign minister said.

Mar 19 17:17


The Israeli army quietly conducted a military exercise last week that simulated a multi-front war where Russia intervened to prevent Israel from attacking Syria, Haaretz reports. According to Haaretz, the drill involved the top-ranking officers of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), as well as the headquarters staff of all the commands that would be required to successfully pursue a fight with Hezbollah, an Iranian-aligned militia based in Lebanon. Haaretz noted that Israel prepared for the scenario in which a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon would require the Israeli military to fight on other fronts — most likely Syria — where Hezbollah retains a significant military presence.

Mar 19 15:55

Poland To Expel Russian Diplomats, Follows Britain’s Lead

The Polish publication Gazeta Prawna, citing sources in the government, reports that in Warsaw they are considering the possibility of expelling Russian diplomats and imposing economic restrictions. In addition, sanctions may be imposed against the close circle of President Vladimir Putin.

The journalists found out that sanctions were supposed to be introduced last week, but decided to wait for the results of the presidential election first. The head of the Polish government, Mateusz Moravetski, has already held talks on this topic with British Prime Minister Theresa May. At the moment, Warsaw insists on sanctions against Russia at the level of the European Union, but is also ready for independent action.

Mar 19 14:23


Today the world celebrates the resounding 77% votes cast in favour of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Compliments from western warmongers are muted, ungracious and in the case of alien-owned (cough, cough) media downright insulting.

Mar 19 13:37

Channeling Goebbels: Guardian goes full fascist in its portrayal of Putin

In early 1935, the Nazis unleashed an anti-Bolshevik campaign which it initiated with a series of traveling exhibits on the dangers of world Communism. This poster comes from the exhibit in Karlsruhe, the capital city of the German state of Baden. But its imagery is found in almost all of the posters of this exhibit.

Here Bolshevism is represented as a huge red spider, whose head is the familiar grinning skull topped with the red star. Sitting in the Soviet Union, the legs of the spider can still reach out to threaten the entire world.
The Guardian rip-off of Josef Goebbels' Nazi propaganda even copied the red star associated with communist ideology. How stupid - Putin and today's Russia are as capitalistic as it gets.

Mar 19 13:22

Trey Gowdy: Trump Has Done More to Combat Russia Than Obama

Rep. Trey Gowdy made waves over the weekend when he completely blew up the Democrat line on Trump and Russia.

For months, we’ve heard nothing from the liberal press other than that Trump is soft on Russia, and is letting Vladimir Putin get his way in international affairs. We’ve also been told that Russia is working fervently to undermine American democracy while Trump fiddles with his thumbs and plays on Twitter.

Well, Gowdy put that narrative up against the wall and plugged it full of rhetorical bullets. Here’s what he said on Fox News Sunday when asked about Trump’s response to Russia:

“I think he’s done a hell of a lot better job than President Obama did. It wasn’t Donald Trump who laughed when Mitt Romney said Russia was our number one geopolitical enemy and it wasn’t President Trump who handed that awkward reset button to the Russians and it wasn’t President Trump who said on a hot mic, ‘I’ll have more flexibility in the second term.’ All of that was Obama.”

Mar 19 12:25

Report: Ukrainian pilot blamed by Russia for MH17 crash commits suicide

A Ukrainian military pilot accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines flight has committed suicide, according to a Ukrainian media report that cites the police.

Ukrainian media says 29-year-old Capt. Vladyslav Voloshyn shot himself at his home, but his death is being investigated under the "premeditated murder" section of the Ukrainian penal code. A military service pistol found at the scene is also being looked at.

According to the BBC, Voloshyn had been in charge of the Mykolaiv airport after leaving the airforce. Before that, he flew combat missions against Russian-backed rebels, and was described by Ukraine as a war hero. However, Russia accused him of shooting down MH-17 in 2014, an allegation he called a lie.

All of the 298 passengers and crew of the Malaysia Airlines flight were killed. An international probe found that a missile was fired from a rebel-controlled territory by a launcher trucked in from Russia. However, Russia has denied any involvement.

Mar 19 12:22

Ukraine: A female fixer on the front lines

For fixers, news stories are often personal.

They are locals, sometimes journalists themselves, who serve as guides for foreign correspondents.

Equipped with intimate local knowledge, they find stories, secure interviews, and translate for correspondents who may have little experience in the country they are reporting from.

Long after those correspondents have left, fixers remain in their communities.

If they become associated with a controversial story, the consequences can be severe - public backlash, imprisonment or worse - regardless of whether the fixer had any influence over how the story was told.

In 2017, 450 fixers and reporters were asked about their relationship for a survey by the Global Reporting Centre.

Mar 19 12:00

Scandal around Skripal case related to Syria - Russia’s Foreign Ministry

The anti-Russia scandal whipped up by the United Kingdom around the case of former GRU military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal has a connection to Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Rossiya’24 TV channel on Saturday.

"The world should have been shown somehow that in fact Russia is not a peacemaker, but it plays a some sort of own game. Immediately, a new spiral of anti-Russia campaign has surfaced embodied in statements of the UK prime minister," she said. "It is the first track linking these two stories (Russia’s activity in Syria and Skripal case - TASS)."

"The anti-Russian campaign is obvious," she said. "The second track is an alleged theme of chemical weapons.".

Mar 19 09:46

World Leaders Congratulate Putin on Re-Election

As the ballot counting is coming to an end, world leaders have started sending their congratulations to incumbent president Vladimir Putin, who has been re-elected for a fourth term by a large margin, according to preliminary results.

Special Message From China

Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who has been recently re-elected himself, was among the first to congratulate the president on his re-election. In his telegram, the Chinese head of state expressed readiness to work on the development of Russia-China relations.

"Currently, the comprehensive, strategic Russian-Chinese cooperation and partnership, are at an unprecedented high level, and have served as an example of a new type of international relations, based on mutual respect, equality and mutually beneficial cooperation," Xi said.

Mar 19 09:43

‘Dear friends, thank you’: Putin talks to supporters as preliminary results signal election victory

Vladimir Putin has addressed the crowd in his electoral campaign headquarters. Putin leads the elections with over 75 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.

He expressed gratitude to all his supporters and voters, stating that the election results clearly indicate that the people support his political course, despite the hard times Russia recently went through.

Mar 19 09:42

The farcical reality behind Theresa May’s “novichok” story

We already know UK PM Theresa May misrepresented the Russian law on executing terrorists in foreign lands, in order to bolster her currently evidence-free claims of Russian culpability in the poisoning of ex-MI6 employee Sergey Skripal. Her narrative remains, as of March 15, bald and unconvincing. But it seems things may be about to get even worse for her and what some see as her bid to “Falklandise” her flagging premiership. It seems the “nerve agent” she claims was used to attack Skripal and his daughter may not actually exist.

Mar 19 09:40

Vladimir Putin Wins Russia’s 2018 Elections, But CNN Won’t Have It

On March 18th, 2018, on the fourth anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia which revolutionized the chessboard of 21st century geopolitics, the Russian Federation held presidential elections which were marked by some if not surprising, then emphatic features.

As of 23:49 MSK, 88.17% of ballots have been processed. Russian President Vladimir Putin has won re-election with 76.36% of the vote according to Sputnik and RIA Novosti’s live counters and 76.34% according to RT’s data. According to Sputnik, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation’s candidate, Pavel Grudinin, came in second with 12.10%, the Liberal Democratic Party’s Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 5.87%, and the liberal candidate who mostly campaigned in the United States, Ksenia Sobchak, with 1.58%.

Mar 19 09:38

'I agree with May!' McDonnell turns AGAINST Corbyn Russia stance blaming PUTIN for attack

JEREMY Corbyn's response to the presumed Russia attack on British soil took another twist today as the Labour leader's top ally John McDonnell blamed Vladimir Putin for the incident and backed the UK Government.

Mar 19 09:36

'German Snowden': Former Bundeswehr Officer Asks for Political Asylum in RussiaCC0EUROPE

For Markus Bergfeld, whose children were allegedly taken away from the family and poisoned with psychotropic drugs, Russia is the last resort, the ex-German officer told the Russian newspaper Daily Storm.

German citizen Markus Bergfeld and his wife Sonja have applied for asylum in Russia. The Russian Embassy in Latvia confirmed the receipt of the application.

"The Bergfeld family, German citizens, have indeed sent a request to the consular department of the Russian embassy in Latvia to grant them asylum in the Russian Federation.The applicants were given corresponding explanations about the norms of Russian legislation with regard to this procedure," a spokesman for the diplomatic mission told Sputnik.

Mar 19 09:32

Dem Rep Swalwell ‘Worried’ Russians Will Retaliate for Sanctions By Interfering in 2018 Midterms to Help Trump

Friday on CNN’s “Wolf,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said he was worried the sanctions President Donald Trump imposed on Russia could cause them to retaliate by helping the Republican party in the November midterm elections.

Mar 19 09:25

War Is on the Horizon

Have Washington and its British vassal set a stage for testing whether Russia has the stomach for war?

How else do we interpret the announcement by General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, that “we have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria. They are preparing a series of chemical munitions explosions. This fact will be used to blame the government forces. The components to produce chemical munitions have been already delivered to the southern de-escalation zone under the guise of humanitarian convoys of a number of NGOs. The provocations will be used as a pretext by the United States and its allies to launch strikes on military and government infrastructure in Syria.” See here, here and here.

Mar 19 09:20

The most important part of Putin’s March 1st speech

If you look at western press and punditry as of late in regards to Russia or Putin (which, for some reason is basically the same in western MSM’s perceptions) or, more specifically, in regards to Putin’s address to Federal Assembly of Russia, you would inevitably get the impression that all he talked about was weapons. Russian media (those that took note of the Address, that is) unfortunately, are trailing not far behind.

In reality, though, the address was almost evenly split between internal politics and weapons. And in, my view, the first part was waaay more important because if at least half of the tasks he set out in the first part of the address would be carried out, Russia (and world alongside with it) would be drastically transformed.

To say that goals set by Putin in the address is ambitious would be a massive understatement in my opinion.

Mar 19 09:10

Hypocrisy: Why Is It OK When the US Meddles in Elections but Not When Russia Does It?

How exactly is it acceptable when the United States admittedly interferes with other governments but it's wrong if Russia does it? How is the accusation that Russians may have purchased ads on Facebook worse than the things that our own government has done to alter the outcome of elections in other countries?

This is the kind of hypocrisy that will lead to World War 3.

Some may say it's un-American to call out our own government like this, but I believe the most American, patriotic thing we can do is to hold our own government to the same kind of accountability and standards to which we hold others. We should be insisting on stringently honorable behavior from our elected officials, but instead, many are making excuses for their corruption.

Mar 19 08:13

Russia's gold rush continues, with reserves at all-time high

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has been increasing its holdings of gold every month since March 2015. The country is currently the sixth-largest gold owner after the United States, Germany, Italy, France and China.

According to the CBR, gold reserves spiked to $455.2 billion between March 2 and 9 hitting a historic high not seen since September 2014.

“Our international reserves increased by $2.9 billion or 0.6 percent in a single week, mainly on the strength of positive re-evaluation,” said the regulator.

In January, Russia surpassed China, which reportedly held 1,843 tons of the precious metal at that time. Over the last 15 years, Moscow and Beijing have been aggressively accumulating gold reserves to reduce their dependence on the US dollar.

Mar 19 08:12

US senators urge Trump to block construction of Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A group of Republican and Democratic senators is urging the White House to use all options to block the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aimed at delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany.

Mar 19 00:41

Moscow Slams Ukraine’s Refusal to Grant Access to Russian Voters as Illegal

Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Ukraine’s denial of access for Russian citizens to the ballot stations during the presidential election is absolutely illegal.
The Kiev authorities had started intimidating Russian citizens long before the March 18 election, disseminating reports about the upcoming provocations and violence at the polling stations in Russia’s diplomatic missions, the diplomat noted, TASS reported.

However, when it was obvious that Russian nationals would go to the polls, the Kiev authorities resorted to unprecedented measures>>>

Mar 18 21:30

Russia puts UK 'four meals away from anarchy' as Putin war of words threatens power

RUSSIA has the ability to cause chaos in the UK and leave Britons just “four meals away from anarchy” if the war of words between Vladimir Putin and Theresa May provokes a cyber attack from Moscow, security experts have warned.

Britain could quickly descend a lawless state blighted by rampant looting if Kremlin-sanctioned hackers target the National Grid.

Mar 18 17:07

Flashback: Russia destroys last Cold War-era chemical weapons

Russia completed dismantling its Cold War-era chemical weapons arsenal on Wednesday, according to Russian officials and the head of the international chemical weapons watchdog.

"Russia has fulfilled the undertaken obligations to dispose of all of its stockpiles of this deadly type of weapons - about 40,000 tons ahead of schedule," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russia's news agency, TASS.

The head of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, praised the announcement. "The completion of the verified destruction of Russia's chemical weapons program is a major milestone in the achievement of the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention," he said.

Mar 18 17:05

Flashback: Russia Becomes First Country To Destroy All Of Its Chemical Weapons

Russia has become the first country in the world to destroy all of its chemical weapons, with the very last of its cache set to be destroyed by the end of 2017.

According to the head of Russia’s Federal Administration for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons, Major General Valery Kapashin, only one percent of Russia’s chemical weapons stockpile is left to be destroyed.

Some “99 percent of the chemical weapons stored in Russia have been destroyed,” Major Kapashin said. reports: The remaining 400 tons of weaponized chemicals is currently “at the last facility in operation to store and destroy the chemical weapons, in the Kizner village in the Udmurt region,” Kapashin added.

Consequently, Russia meets the conditions stipulated in the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which it joined 20 years ago.

Mar 18 12:18

Borish Johnson admits £160,000 tennis game with ex-Russian minister's wife

Russian oligarchs and their associates have given an estimated £826,000 to the Tories since Theresa May became Prime Minister in 2016.

Mar 18 10:21

How Britain would cope if Vladimir Putin shut off the gas pipes in Russia's new Cold War with the West

If Moscow was to turn off its gas pipelines, the power would go out across eastern Europe almost overnight.

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia are close to being almost 100 percent dependent on Russian energy.

Nearly 30 percent of the fuel used to power homes in Germany comes from Moscow - even Italy would only last 15 days without access to Putin's power taps.

Mar 18 09:18

Lies Can Lead To War

Notice that the governments of the US, UK, France, and Germany did not require any evidence to decide that the Russian government used military-grade nerve gas to attack two people on an English park bench and a UK policeman. It makes no sense. There is no Russian motive.

Mar 18 09:17

Unprecedented Western Anti-Russia Hysteria

Accusing Russia of poisoning former spy/double agent Sergey Skripal is a scandalous Big Lie, a colossal hoax, an anti-Kremlin conspiracy, a reckless geopolitical game.

No proof suggests Moscow had anything to do with Skripal’s poisoning, no possible motive exists to have wanted to do it – with everything to lose and nothing to gain.

Yet Britain, Washington, France, Germany, and US-controlled NATO declared Russia guilty by accusation for Skripal’s poisoning – an incident clearly the Kremlin had nothing to do with.

What’s going on is a UK-led conspiracy to unjustifiably frame the Kremlin for the incident – Skripal’s poisoning a false flag wanting Russia vilified, marginalized, weakened, contained and isolated beyond earlier attempts to achieve these objectives in the post-WW II era.

Russia is strong, resilient and free from US-led Western control. Escalated vilification risks potentially serious consequences if things go too far.

Mar 18 09:16

Poroshenko's '9 Grams of Lead' for Russia New Internet Laughingstock

The announcement came as Petro Poroshenko visited Ukrainian military personnel in Kramatorsk. In his speech he stressed that now the country will be ready for war with Russia. Some users, commenting his post on Facebook, expressed skepticism concerning his promises.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that his country is now ready to deal with "Russian aggression" and that he saved "nine grams [of lead]" for everyone who comes with evil intentions. Among dozens of amazingly similar supportive comments under the president's post on Facebook, featuring a video with his speech (with some of them being written twice — in Russian and Ukrainian, but for some reason from different accounts), there were a few Ukrainians who questioned the sanity of his enthusiasm for a military resolution of the conflict.

Mar 18 09:15

MPs retweet claim that Porton Down scientists can’t identify nerve agent as Russian

Several MPs have retweeted claims that scientists at the British lab investigating the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are actually struggling to identify the source of the nerve agent used.

Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan turned blogger, wrote on his website that scientists at Porton Down, the center responsible for identifying the nerve agent allegedly used in the attack against the Skripals, have failed to find evidence of Russian “culpability.” He said a “well-placed” source in the Foreign Office told him.

Murray added scientists had been “resentful” over the pressure put on them to prove the military-grade nerve agent is of Russian manufacture. The blogger’s comments and concerns were retweeted by Labour MP Chris Williamson, a frequent guest on RT, and the Scottish National Party’s Douglas Chapman.

Mar 18 09:14

‘Not proxy’: Lavrov says US, British, French special forces ‘directly involved’ in Syria war

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has condemned the illegal presence of US coalition troops in Syria, saying the Western forces deployed on the ground amount to “a direct involvement in the war.”

“There are special forces on the ground in Syria from the US – they no longer deny it – the UK, France and a number of other countries,” Lavrov said in an interview to the Kazakh state broadcaster published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website on Saturday. “Thus, it’s not so much of a ‘proxy war,’ but rather a direct involvement in the war,” the diplomat stressed.

The US coalition is “illegitimate” from the standpoint of international law and the UN Charter, Lavrov said. “But we are realistic and understand that we wouldn’t fight with them. So we coordinate actions at least to prevent unintended clashes. Our military always keeps in touch with the American commanders who lead the operation on Syrian territory.”

Mar 18 05:52

Russians vote in presidential election across 11 time zones

(*Eleven fricking time zones !)

Mar 17 10:56

Are 'Novichok' Poisons Real? - May's Claims Fall Apart

The British Government's 'Novichok' Drama Was Written By Whom?
The Skripal incident is now, by chance or by design, part of a much larger campaign about 'western' dominance over 'the east'.

Russia, which ended the unilateral moment of U.S. nuclear primacy, is currently the main target. The situation is extremely dangerous as any further escalation, in the Middle East, the Ukraine ore elsewhere, might lead to a war between nuclear armed powers.

The government decreed 'truth' about the Skripal case has many discrepancies. The connection of the case to Russia is much weaker than the propaganda claims. But doubt and dissent about it are not allowed to prevail.

The political response to the incident around the British-Russian double-agent Sergej Skripal and his daughter started slowly. On Sunday, the 4th of March, Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on a public bench in Salisbury, England. The local police and emergency services took care of them.

Webmaster's Commentary: the whole point here: to create a narrative which will be "swallowed whole" by both the British and American public, as the "justification" for actual military combat against Russia.

But after the lies both our brother and sister Brits, and we Americans, had to swallow on Saddam Hussein's alledged, and non-existent, WMDS, the propagandists, who make their livelihood fabricating lies, are going to be hard-put to make either the American or British people believe that such a case can possibly be made here.

Mar 17 10:49

Unlikely that Vladimir Putin behind Skripal poisoning

Attack would have been counterproductive for Russia and jeopardise future spy swaps

Mar 17 10:49

Syrian War For Dummies - Three Versions

As the Ghouta campaign continues to unfold, we should expect that both politicians and mainstream media will give us - in the words of philosopher and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr - "necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications" intended to shape our perceptions of events.

This worldview is what BBC filmmaker Adam Curtis accurately characterized as a 'goodies and baddies' dualistic vision of global events which keeps the Western public under the illusion that its own political leaders are perpetually driven by concern over human rights, defending the weak and oppressed, and spreading democracy over and against the unenlightened megalomaniac dictators of the world who are simply bent on brutalizing their own people.

Mar 17 10:26


A group of US lawmakers led by Senator Bob Menendez told the State Department in a letter that any sale of Russian S-400 air defense system should lead to new punitive measures as stipulated in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

“We are writing today to specifically inquire about reported negotiations between Russia and certain countries over sales of the Russian government’s S-400 air defense system and whether these reported deals could trigger mandatory CAATSA sanctions,” the letter said on Friday. “Under any circumstance, a S-400 sale would be considered a ‘significant transaction’ and we expect that any sale would result in designations.”

The lawmakers also requested that the State Department provide detailed analysis on the current status of Russian S-400 talks with China, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and any other country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In that last statement, Senator Menendez is definitely heading into "" territory.

Does the Senator suffer from such a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), that he cannot remember that in 2014, the US sponsored the coup in Ukraine which unseated the duly elected President Yanukovich, and replaced him with Western Centric Poroshenko, a gentleman most likely with family mob connections, and assassins on speed dial?!?

President Obama admitted as much, as reported from in the following article:

Obama admits that the US brokered a deal in support of regime change in Ukraine

Now, as to preventing other nations in dialogue with Russia about the S-400 weaponry, such as China, Turky, India Saudia Arabia and Qatar; the system works far better, and is a lot cheaper than anything the US has to offer.

As described in Wikipedia:

The S-400 has been described, as of 2017, as "one of the best air-defence systems currently made."

The fact that the US's military industrial complex appears to be incapable of producing anything, to date, which can best it, is not Russia's fault.

To deny these countries access to it, is a form of international restraint of trade, and sanction Russia for selling this to them, creates insult added to injury, as though relations with Russia are not bad enough at the moment.

I would politely suggest, Senator, that what you COULD do, from an American perspective, is go on a fact-finding mission, as to why the American military complex, at this point, has nothing really to compete with the S-400, and just what they intend to do about it.

Of course, THAT... would be logical.

Mar 17 10:26

Police launch murder inquiry over death of Nikolai Glushkov

Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of the Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after a pathologist concluded he died from compression to the neck, suggesting he may have been strangled by hand or ligature.

The Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command is retaining its lead role in the investigation “because of the associations Mr Glushkov is believed to have had” but has cautioned that there was no suggestion of a link with the attempted murders of the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury almost two weeks ago.

The political row between Britain and Russia was mounting after the Russian foreign ministry said it was summoning the UK ambassador, Laurie Bristow, for a meeting on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported.

At the time of his death, Glushkov was about to defend a claim against him by the Russian airline Aeroflot at the commercial court in London, where he was accused of fraud.

Mar 17 10:25

OPCW: No member states known to possess ‘Novichok-class’ nerve agents

The UN chemical weapons watchdog said none of its member states have declared possessing ‘Novichok-class’ nerve agent, which London claims was used in the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal.

“There is no record of the Novichok group of nerve agents having been declared by a state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention,” the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a press release on Friday. Nearly all countries in the UN are members to the OPCW, except for Egypt, Israel, North Korea and South Sudan.

Mar 17 10:24

UPDATED: UK’s “novichok” claim exposed as lies: what is the current reality of the Skripal case?

I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation.

…Until this week, the near universal belief among chemical weapons experts, and the official position of the OPCW, was that “Novichoks” were at most a theoretical research programme which the Russians had never succeeded in actually synthesising and manufacturing. That is why they are not on the OPCW list of banned chemical weapons.

Porton Down is still not certain it is the Russians who have apparently synthesised a “Novichok”. Hence “Of a type developed by Russia”. Note developed, not made, produced or manufactured.

Mar 17 10:17


So why poison Skripal? Because it would look to knee-jerk reactionaries like the Russians 'got revenge'. But the Russians had already tried and convicted and imprisoned Skripal -- they could have executed him then (or poisoned him in prison). Instead, they gave him back in a swap. Another player poisoning Skripal would serve the saber-rattling objectives of a military-industrial-intel complex in the West and serve radical left/right political objectives in the US and UK, setting up the Russians a la the USS Maine.

Until I see something that convinces me that there is an 'otherwise', this is my opinion on this issue.

Mar 17 10:09

Russian nuclear subs quietly reached US coast & left undetected – Navy officer

Russian nuclear-powered submarines conducted an exercise near American military bases with the objective of avoiding detection as they came close to the US coast, a submarine squadron commander told a Russian military TV channel.

The stunning revelation was made in a military TV series set to air on Zvezda (‘Star’), the Russian Defense Ministry’s official broadcaster. The episode focuses on Akula-class Shchuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarines.

According to a submarine officer filmed in the show, the Navy command ordered to take position in the vicinity of US military bases during exercises.

“This mission has been accomplished, the submarines showed up in the set location in the ocean and returned to base,” the commander of the submarine squadron, Sergey Starshinov, told Zvezda.

Mar 17 10:08

Four Mysterious Deaths in the UK Authorities Probably Won't Be Reinvestigating

With police said to be preparing to reinvestigate apparently suspicious deaths, previously ruled to be via suicide or natural causes, Sputnik News lists four high profile potential political assassination cases that likely won't be reopened.

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said police and domestic intelligence agency MI5 will probe allegations of Russian state involvement in at least 14 deaths in the country over the past few years, to see if they were in fact political assassinations.

In a letter to Yvette Cooper, Chair of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, Rudd was quick to stress investigations and coroner's inquests into these deaths at the time "did not discover evidence of foul play", but the circumstances will now be looked at again.

Mar 17 10:02

The UK Blames Russia for the Spy Poisoning: It’s Time to Set Our Emotions Aside and Look at the Facts

The world held its breath watching the British government rant and rave. The threats were truly scary and the ultimatum was grim enough to give one goosebumps. Finally it all boiled down to the expulsion of 23 diplomats, threats to freeze suspicious bank accounts, the suspension of some bilateral contacts, a revoked invitation for the Russian FM to visit the UK, and the cancellation of plans by senior officials and members of the royal family to travel to see the World Cup games.

Diplomatic relations will not be severed. Russia was not added to the list of state sponsors of terrorism, as the PM had threatened to do. Instead, the British government announced some rather symbolic retaliation measures, some of which are nothing more than compliance with the Criminal Finances Act that has been in effect since 2017.

Mar 17 09:51

Russia Claims US Deploys Warships For Imminent Attack On Syria, Trains Militants For False Flag Attack

Well, it appears that Assad is a relentless glutton for punishment, because not even a year later, the WaPo reported two weeks ago that the US is considering a new military action against Syria for - what else - retaliation against Assad's latest chemical attack, which took place several weeks earlier.

How do we know Assad (and apparently, Russia) was behind the attack? We don't: in fact, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a moment of bizarre honesty, admitted that he really doesn't know much at all about "whoever conducted the attacks." But hey: just like it is "highly likely" that Russia poisoned the former Russian double agent in the UK - with no proof yet - so it is "highly likely" that a clearly irrational Assad was once again behind an attack which he knew would provoke violent and aggressive retaliation by the US, and once again destabilize his regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact what General Rudskoy is stating is true, we are seriously looking at war with Russia over Syria.

The "President Whisperers" around President Trump have gently fed him the koolaid over time, probably on an industrial-strength IV drip, that the US could actually triumph over Russia in this circumcumstance, which is not at all certain, given the Russian military's understanding of terrain, and superior weapons systems, which have been tested, successfully, in Syria.

I am completely disgusted at a US government and American Deep State, which still believes they can lie to the American public with impunity, and get away with it; NOT THIS TIME!!

Because the logical question to ask is, why would Al Assad order a chemical attack against his own people, when his, and the Russian militaries, are winning the fight against the jihadists?!?!

The logical answer is, he would not, and has not.

Mar 17 09:49

The Shocking Diplomatic Incompetence of Theresa May and Boris Johnson

Since 1977, UK diplomatic history has been, to one extent or another, a history of fantastic blunders.

Mar 17 09:48

Russia Tests Hypersonic Kinzhal Missile: President Putin Told the Truth

The new weapons described in President Putin’s March 1 state of the union address were dismissed by US officials and the mainstream media. Many Western analysts expressed skepticism. He was just bragging, wrote the Washington Post. White House spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the video he showed was “cheesy.”

But on March 11, the world saw the test of the new Kh-47M2 Kinzhal air-to-surface missile. The posted video footage is far from cheesy. It shows a MiG-31 aircraft launching a Kinzhal carried on its under-fuselage pylons. The missile is capable of traveling ten times faster than the speed of sound and is able to hit sea and land targets as far as 2,000 km away. The MiG-31B also boasts a speed of Mach 2.83 and a range of 1,450 km, or up to 2,200 km if the plane is refueled in flight. These features greatly increase the aircraft’s killing range and allow the missile to be transported rapidly to the launch area.

Mar 17 09:45

In Case of War With Russia or China It's Lights Out for US Satellites

“Foreign countries—particularly China and Russia—will continue to expand their space-based reconnaissance, communications, and navigation systems in terms of the numbers of satellites, the breadth of their capability, and the applications for use,” director of national intelligence Dan Coats said in his written testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 6. “Both Russia and China continue to pursue antisatellite (ASAT) weapons as a means to reduce US and allied military effectiveness.”

Coats noted that both Russia and China continue to press for restrictions on space weapons, but said that during a time of war, both Beijing and Moscow would justify the offensive space operations as a military necessity.

Mar 17 09:43

Lies Can Lead To War

Notice that the governments of the US, UK, France, and Germany did not require any evidence to decide that the Russian government used military-grade nerve gas to attack two people on an English park bench and a UK policeman. It makes no sense. There is no Russian motive.

The motive lies in the West. It is the latest orchestration in the ongoing demonization of Russia. The demonization is a huge boost to the power and profit of the military/security complex and prevents President Trump from normalizing relations. The military/security’s budget and power require a major enemy, and Russia is the designated enemy and will not be allowed to escape that assigned role.

Mar 17 09:28

No One Mentions That The Russian Trail Leads To Democratic Lobbyists

The media has focused not on K Street but on the Russian ties of President Donald Trump’s associates. They list the reprehensible Kremlin-associated figures for whom members of his inner circle worked, the most notorious being Viktor Yanukovich, the deposed president of Ukraine, and fugitive oligarch, Dymtro Firtash. But both of these “repulsive” figures were also advised by Democratic top dogs, who likely earned large multiples of what the “small fry” Trump associates took home.

In pushing its Manchurian-candidate-Trump narrative, the media fail to mention the much deeper ties of Democratic lobbyists to Russia. Don’t worry, the media seems to say: Even though they are representing Russia, the lobbyists are good upstanding citizens, not like the Trump people. They can be trusted with such delicate matters.

Mar 17 09:24


The modern day Russian Federation emerged after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Not only did this change the fate and the standard of life for millions of Soviet people but it also changed the trajectory of development for all mankind. In the first few years of the newly created Russia, the “team of democrats”, with active support from Western countries began its shock economic reforms.

The declared goal of these reforms was to liberalize the Russian [centrally-planned] economy by transitioning it to a market economy. Meanwhile, many believes that the real goal was the seizure of former Soviet property by the “new power holders” and the dismantling of the Soviet industrial economy.

When USSR collapsed, a relatively small group of individuals acquired ownership of tens of trillions of dollars [through a rapid onset of privatization]. Losses suffered by the Soviet production complex as a result of its planned destruction were much higher.

Mar 17 04:47

Boris Johnson Accuses Putin of Murder, Kremlin 'Puzzled' (Video)

"Our quarrel is with Putin’s Kremlin and with his decision - and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision - to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the U.K., on the streets of Europe, for the first time since World War II,”

Kremlin spokesman Peskov:
" ... Russia has nothing to do with this story" ... "any references to our president is nothing but shocking and unforgivable diplomatic misconduct."

He added that the Kremlin was "puzzled" by the behavior of British officials.


Mar 16 23:12

Lavrov: Spoiling 2018 FIFA World Cup could be a motive in ex-spy’s poisoning case

The minister said that in no situation at all it could be assumed that Moscow was involved in the case of Skripal’s poisoning.

"If, speaking hypothetically, we take into account this sick and perverted logic of western colleagues - who would in common sense assume that Russia shortly before the presidential election and shortly before the World Cup would suddenly decide to create problems for itself? There is no motive at all," Lavrov said.

Mar 16 16:34

Israel Issues First Statement on Nerve Agent Attack in U.K., but Doesn't Mention Russia

Israel issued its first condemnation of the use of a military-grade nerve agent in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, though failed to mention Russia by name in its statement.

"Israel views with gravity the event which took place in Great Britain and condemns it vigorously. We hope that the international community will cooperate in order to avoid such further events," the statement from the Foreign Ministry read.

Britain asked for an official condemnation, though Israel only issued its Russia-free statement after a delay.

Mar 16 16:29

Russia Says U.S. No Longer Rules the World as Tensions Mount in Middle East, Europe and Space

As Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to expand his country's military power and political influence, Western nations such as France, Germany, the U.S. and the U.K. have accused him of attempting to interfere in their internal affairs, a charge that Putin and his government have dismissed.

"We do not seek confrontation with anybody. We wish to cooperate with all on equitable terms, on the basis of mutual respect and search for a balance of interest and mutually acceptable approaches," Lavrov said, according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency.

The Kremlin's top diplomat blamed recent tensions on the "categorical reluctance of the United States and its western allies to agree that the 500-year-long period of western domination in world affairs is coming to an end," saying such a transition would be difficult for those who "are in the habit of ruling the world for centuries."

Mar 16 16:11

U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

Braga's forces repelled the surprise assault from the pro-Bashar al-Assad fighters and the Russian private military contractors. The Feb. 7 clash was the first time in 50 years that Americans and Russians have engaged in direct combat.

While there were no U.S. casualties, Braga worries that more clashes may follow. The Americans and their allies are fortifying embankments to prepare for potential future confrontations.

Mar 16 12:57


Iran's encroachment could pose a threat to Israel and could mean increasing Russian influence in Syria.

Mar 16 12:28

Did Putin Poison A Russian Ex-Spy, Or Was It A Globalist False Flag?

Mar 16 12:05

Drums Along The Potomac

The amateur psychologist in me suspects that the more the USA heaps Russia with censorious opprobrium and punishments, the closer this floundering polity actually is to completely losing its shit. Friday morning’s front-page headline in The New York Times appears to have been written by Pee Wee Herman:

"Finally, Trump has something bad to say about Russia."

I can just hear Vlad Putin blowing a raspberry out of the Kremlin: “Nyah, nyah, nyah… I know you are, but what am I…?” We’re also informed today by that august journal that U.S. Accuses Russia in Cyberattacks on Power Plants. (Oh, wait a second, they changed the headline at 8:02 to Russia Wormed Its Way Into Access at Power Plants, U.S. Says.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The hunger for a war against Russia is reaching a very intense place in the Bowels of Power in DC; not because it is morally right, but it might be something with which the US government wants to distract us. There is a financial collapse coming, and one might say, relatively soon.

But the US government is having one hell of a time, because this time, the American people are very skeptical, as they have every right to be, when it comes to its leadership declaring war, or just starting to attack, the allegedly bad government it doesn't like.

But the lost credibility of this government is causing its people to never believe anything it says, ever again. Credibility is delicate; and once it has been broken, and shown to be a sham, that goverment loses it forever.

Mar 16 11:50

Corbyn Smeared as 'Russian Stooge' for Requesting Evidence on Poisoned Spy

The leftist leader of Britain?s opposition Labour Party is under attack, simply because he calmly called for an investigation in line with international law.
On March 4, a former Russian spy who had been a double agent for the British government was found unconscious in Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had reportedly been poisoned, and were hospitalized in critical condition.

A week later, the United Kingdom?s Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May claimed the Russian-made nerve agent Novichok had been used in the attack. She said the Russian government was likely behind the attack, although she also raised the possibility that Russia had lost control of the nerve agent and it was used by another actor.

Mar 16 10:46

McMaster: US Troops Will Stay Until Syria Is Stabilized

Despite conceding that the US and others had effectively liberated “100%” of ISIS-held territory in Syria, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster dismissed the idea that US forces might withdraw from the country any time soon.

“We have more work to do,” McMaster insisted, saying the US will stay “until ISIS is fully defeated, population centers are stabilized, and refugees can safely return home.” This vision of stability also appears to depend heavily on imposing a regime change in Syria.

Underscoring the focus on regime change, McMaster demanded that “all civilized nations” come together to punish both Russia and Iran for backing the Syrian government. He warned Assad would not have impunity, and neither would Russia or Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation of McMasterese: the US is going to "neutralize" Syria before it tackles regime change in Tehran, even if that potentially means war with Russia.

Mar 16 10:40

Syrian army captures key rebel stronghold in Eastern Ghouta as 12,500 civilians evacuate

The Syrian army captured the Hamouriyeh district in the capital Damascus' Eastern Ghouta countryside after the withdrawal of the Failaq al-Rahman rebel group as 12,500 people evacuated that area on Thursday, a monitor group reported.

The Syrian government forces have started deploying in Hamouriyeh and set up their positions in that area amid an ongoing evacuation process of civilians from that area, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

This comes amid heavy shelling from the government side on the remaining posts of Failaq al-Rahman in the towns of Jisreen, Zamalka, Kafar Batna and Saqba, said the London-based watchdog group.

The observatory added that 12,500 civilians have left the areas of Failaq al-Rahman rebels through Hamouriyeh on Thursday, marking the largest wave of evacuation from civilians since the Russian-backed humanitarian pause for the civilian evacuation started two weeks ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Syria, with Russia's help, is winning this on the ground, and the Western/US jihadis are being expunged.

This is why you can most probably expect to see yet another chemical attack against civilians, to be blamed on the Syrians and Russia, as the US pretext for going in, full bore, and invading the country.

This means that we will most likely wind up in a shooting war with Russia in Syria, and it may well be a war that the US military cannot win; they don't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia in Syria.

Mar 16 10:25

US and UK Trying to 'Iraq' Russia - What's Really Happening

Whether Theresa May comprehends the situation, whether she resolves the internal issues, whether she's the person who's being pushed towards this decision, to blow up this scandal, it's a whole different question. However, the fact that the UK and the US share the opinion that Russia basically posts a chemical weapon threat to practically the entire world is truly incredibly disturbing. Why? Because it's obvious they're trying to create a brand-new model for the demonization of Russia. They're trying to take the pressure on Russia to a whole new level, trying to convince the world that Russia is dangerous not just because of how they've "wronged Ukraine," or because they've "annexed Crimea," but because they threaten the world with chemical weapons.

Mar 16 10:25

Canadian Archbishop: 'Spy Poisoning Circus is a KKK Lynching' (Interview)

Brother Nathanael: What do you make of Britain accusing Russia of poisoning the Russian double-spy Sergei Skripal?

Archbishop Gabriel: It’s a circus, another attempt of the West to sully Russia as a rogue state.

Mar 16 10:24

Emergency Russian Gas Purchases Are Now a Huge Embarrassment for London

The spy poisoning scandal turned into a diplomatic row and now threatens to spill into energy issues, after UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain was looking “to other countries” for its gas supplies.

The UK has gas supply contracts with Russia’s gas giant Gazprom, and although the British dependence on Russian gas supply is not as high as that of other European countries, the UK still relies on some Russian gas for its energy needs. The UK has also imported a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia’s newly started Yamal project, and re-exported another LNG cargo originating from Yamal.

For now, UK gas traders remain unconcerned that the UK could run short of nat gas supplies, even shrugging off Prime Minister May’s comments that the UK would be looking for other gas suppliers.

During question time in Parliament on Wednesday, May said that “I can reassure … that in looking at our gas supplies we are indeed looking to other countries.”