Soviets worked with West to bring down Nazi legacy – but now NATO expansion risks tearing Europe apart once again, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that a new arms race is underway in Europe, driven by instability and tension, while insisting his country stands ready to rebuild friendly relations with nations across the continent. … Read More >Soviets worked with West to bring down Nazi legacy – but now NATO expansion risks tearing Europe apart once again, Putin says

Torn between East & West, is Ukraine having an identity crisis? Well, just ask ex-boxer Klitschko & a half-Palestinian journalist

Ukrainian politics is like the start of a bad joke. A comedian and a boxer walk into a bar… and end up taking over the government. But that is exactly how President Volodymyr Zelensky and Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko started out. … Read More >Torn between East & West, is Ukraine having an identity crisis? Well, just ask ex-boxer Klitschko & a half-Palestinian journalist

The Junior Empire Plots More Sanctions Warfare vs Belarus, Hopes to Hurt Russia by Extension

The European Union is squeezing President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical tentacles. Brussels was on Monday preparing tougher sanctions against Belarus over the forced landing of a Ryanair passenger plane in Minsk, including a possible ban on EU investors from trading securities or buying short-term bonds read more . That puts pressure on Russia to step up financial support to its ally. … Read More >The Junior Empire Plots More Sanctions Warfare vs Belarus, Hopes to Hurt Russia by Extension

Russian ambassador returns to US just days after Putin-Biden summit, as Washington teases possible NEW sanctions against Moscow

Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, has returned to Washington after a three-month break prompted by a spike in tensions between the two countries. He landed in New York on Sunday and headed straight to the capital. … Read More >Russian ambassador returns to US just days after Putin-Biden summit, as Washington teases possible NEW sanctions against Moscow

American woman found ‘stabbed to death’ in Russia was former US Marine, male suspect detained as cops launch murder investigation

A 34-year-old American citizen, who previously served in the US military before moving to Russia and studying law, was found dead, on Saturday, near the city of Nizhny Novgorod. A suspect in the suspected murder has been detained. … Read More >American woman found ‘stabbed to death’ in Russia was former US Marine, male suspect detained as cops launch murder investigation

Anonymous email says BOMB planted in Moscow government building, demands end to ‘mandatory’ Covid-19 vaccinations, media reports

Moscow police are hunting an unknown suspect who threatened to blow up the city’s central government building if rules requiring masks in public places and the mandatory vaccination of service workers weren’t dropped by officials. … Read More >Anonymous email says BOMB planted in Moscow government building, demands end to ‘mandatory’ Covid-19 vaccinations, media reports

Crimean authorities declare state of emergency as rainfall causes flash floods, leaving thousands without water & electricity

Authorities in Crimea declared a state of emergency on Thursday after heavy rain caused multiple cities on the Black Sea peninsula to be submerged under water, leading thousands of locals to evacuate their houses and seek shelter. … Read More >Crimean authorities declare state of emergency as rainfall causes flash floods, leaving thousands without water & electricity

Russia’s Defense Ministry will develop home-made secure smartphone & ‘digital ecosystem’ for soldiers working on military bases

Russia’s Defense Ministry is developing a smartphone for employees of its armed forces. Alongside the new device, authorities will also oversee the creation of mobile applications for anyone using the technology at military bases. … Read More >Russia’s Defense Ministry will develop home-made secure smartphone & ‘digital ecosystem’ for soldiers working on military bases