The Russian Press Begins Reporting the Truth

Today Vechernyaya Moskva appeared with an article entitled UN General Secretary Manuel "Guterres has said that Donbass becoming a part of Russia has no juridical force." He added that the UN "fully supports the sovereignty, unity, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its recognised borders and in conformity with resoluts of the UN General … Continue reading The Russian Press Begins Reporting the Truth

Gambler Putin Intended to Strike Fear into the Enemy. Instead he Has Struck Fear into Russia.

I cannot conceive of a more horrendous prospect were I a Russian below the age of 65 than to be called up to fight an unwinnable war led by an incompetent and cruel leadership against a fierce, well trained and better armed opponent determined to liberate Ukraine from oppressive and at times sadistic invaders. Clearly … Continue reading Gambler Putin Intended to Strike Fear into the Enemy. Instead he Has Struck Fear into Russia.

Insurrection? The Fate of the Country is at Stake

Yesterday there appeared a crucial admission from the Russian press in the form of an inflammatory editorial in Nezavisimaya gazeta, entitled "Putin under Pressure", which, in stark contrast to the way the Kremlin portrayed the summit in Samarkand as a great success, shows Russia to be in growing isolation, its back against the wall, facing … Continue reading Insurrection? The Fate of the Country is at Stake

Now There is Turkey to Worry About

No sooner are the Russians on the run in North-east Ukraine than Azerbaidzhan breaks the cease-fire of 13 September 2021 and relaunches hostilities against neighbouring Armenia, which has in the past been to all intents and purposes a Russian protectorate since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Both Nezavisimaya gazeta and Komsomol'skaya pravda are in … Continue reading Now There is Turkey to Worry About

The Undoubted Limits to Putin’s Power

A fortnight ago Nezavisimaya gazeta appeared with a fascinating leader about Putin and the people that shows every sign of last minute, heavy editing. Without venturing into the grim reality that elections have long been fixed in Putin's favour, with independent journalists liquidated along with political opponents and censorship now an uncontrovertibly unpleasant fact of … Continue reading The Undoubted Limits to Putin’s Power