Back Into Afghanistan or Backing into Afghanistan?

The hardline Vzglyad.ru has appeared today with an article by P. Akopov - "Pochemu Brezhneva bol'she osuzhdayut za afganskuyu voinu" - justifying the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. The author, Akopov, resumes the tired lie that the Russians were, after all, invited in, without of course mentioning that Soviet special forces attacked the … Continue reading Back Into Afghanistan or Backing into Afghanistan?

What are the Russians Cooking in Libya?

The liberal Novaya gazeta, having already airedĀ private revelations about him in its pages on Thursday, has today drawn attention to a video recording the presence of President Putin's favourite restaurateur, owner of Concord Catering, Evgenii Prigozhin, seated to the left of Defence Minister Shoigu in a meeting with the head of the Libyan military. Indicted … Continue reading What are the Russians Cooking in Libya?