The son of factory workers, Putin came from St. Petersburg, not Moscow, and had been stationed overseas in East Germany throughout
MOSCOW -- Today's Russia rejects Western-style competition, the rule of law and independent institutions while allowing capitalism and certain changes to economic and social policy under strictly controlled limits. The result is an attempt to strengthen the Soviet experiment and take it to its logical conclusion. Thus, the Putin regime defines "better" not in absolute terms, but as improving upon the performance of former Soviet leaders.
Putin began a third presidential term in 2012 and has strengthened his grip on power. Actions like the annexation of Crimea
At a news conference in Moscow unrelated to the exercises, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said NATO activities
"He said he would reveal persuasive evidence of the involvement of Russian armed forces in Ukraine. Someone was very afraid
"If Putin gave (the) order to murder Boris Nemtsov is not the point. It is Putin's dictatorship. His 24/7 propaganda about
"Those words are his, but we hope they can also stand for us and for many around the world, for all who can’t breathe because
MOSCOW -- At the root of all this monstrous and bloody story is the fact that the West lied to Moscow 25 years ago when it said it would not expand NATO even one inch to the east if the Soviet Union agreed to the unification of Germany. The West really did take full advantage of its opportunity to violate the balance of power in the world and must now busy itself with overcoming the negative consequences.
A yacht, then the world's biggest, owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovitch in Antibes' bay, southeastern France, on
The European: Is progress even possible under these circumstances? Bildt: I agree -- but I don’t think that the German government
Does Putin want Europe and the United States to feel threatened by a possibility of a larger war with Russia -- in order to push them into continuing talks with him? If the talks fail, Putin might want the West to believe Russia will have no choice but to expand militarily. Or does Putin really care about the negotiations, not the war? By pushing the rebels to take more territory in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin is trying to create new facts on the ground that Putin can use as leverage in the impending talks.
ATHENS -- Syriza's new geopolitics have won it many friends in Moscow. Moscow reciprocated to the Greek government's statements opposing the embargo by praising Greece for its "democratic attitude," while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov immediately invited his Greek counterpart to Moscow.
Rotenberg said Turkish and South Korean companies could take part in the construction of the bridge from Russia's Krasnodar
Western hopes of a negotiated settlement of the conflict in Ukraine are effectively dead. It is high time for the West to realize that Putin and his proxies have no interest in peace.
Asked at a news conference on Wednesday about Pyongyang's response to the Russian invitation, Lavrov replied: "The first