The latest appalling news from Russia is the poisoning of the leader of the opposition, Aleksandr Naval'ny, by the administration of a deadly toxin to his tea at an airport. See Novaya gazeta's interview with his doctor, who said Naval'ny should of course be evacuated out of the country. The days of Stalin … Continue reading Naval’ny, Opposition Leader Poisoned
Having all but given up on Germany, the Trump administration has turned to Poland as its main anchor in continental Europe. And the United States is not the only European state in NATO that has doubts about Germany. The German government's insistence on plunging ahead with complete dependence upon Russia for natural gas, via Nordstream II, … Continue reading The US-Polish Axis: Against Russia or Germany?
The head of the SVR - Russia's main secret intelligence service - Sergei Naryshkin, a former classmate of the president, always says that Western partners should look to "the facts" in their rewriting of history. Nikolai Dolgopolov, himself formerly in operations and now a popular historian of the service, asked Naryshkin whether he had documents that … Continue reading Russian Intelligence to Release More Data
Yesterday in response to accusations from both the NSA and the FBI about a program called Drovorub (woodchopper), Komsomol'skaya pravda denied flatly that Russia in the form of the military intelligence directorate is in anyway responsible for yet more hacking in the USA. 13 августа 2020 16:13 Неизвестная шпионская программа Drovorub наделала много шума в … Continue reading More Cyberwarfare from Russia
Yesterday the Defence Minister flew into Komsomolsk on the Amur in Siberia to save the Russian aircraft industry, which only managed to sustain itself in the 1990s with the aid of Chinese and Indian contracts for aircraft. On this occasion Shoigu was able to offer credits of 280 million roubles for future aircraft production, both … Continue reading Saving the Russian Aircraft Industry
The hardline Vzglyad ru has a headline for today (Russian time) which reads: "Biden has chosen the next president of America." It points out that half the time Democrat candidate Joe Biden has no idea where he is or what he has to say, so it is logical to suggest that if he wins the … Continue reading Biden and Russia
Today Izvestiya publicised the view of an American academic who believes that Biden will win the US presidential election. The article was reiterated in Nezavisimaya gazeta. This would seem to belie the notion recently spread in the United States that the Russians were hoping President Trump would win a second term. The article fails to … Continue reading Russian Official Newspaper Pro-Biden
An interesting article - counter-factual in nature - on the run up to the Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939 appeared today in the hardline Vzglyad ru. It is written by Evgenii Krutikov, now a commentator, who once played a shadowy role in Ossetia (Georgia) and then in Bosnia during the Serbian war to destroy Croatia and … Continue reading The Nazi-Soviet Pact: Was it Necessary?