America’s obsession with divisive political sanctions is rapidly undermining the dollar’s position as the world’s reserve currency

Economists say among themselves, “Never hesitate to state the obvious.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has clearly taken that advice to heart by explaining to an American reporter that US sanctions are an act of self-harm. … Read More >America’s obsession with divisive political sanctions is rapidly undermining the dollar’s position as the world’s reserve currency

‘Nobody will freeze’: Russia will supply Europe with as much gas as it needs, says country’s energy committee

Europe will get as much gas from Russia as it needs to curb energy shortages, while gas prices will inevitably stabilize, the country’s National Energy Committee head Aleksey Gospodarev told RT at the Russian Energy Week forum. … Read More >‘Nobody will freeze’: Russia will supply Europe with as much gas as it needs, says country’s energy committee

Putin: Russia ready for talks with NATO, but against reporting on national military drills

“It is true that we recently held military drills, the Zapad-2021 , and it was a large-scale military exercise. I reiterate that we are holding our [military] exercises on the territory of our own country,” the Russian President stressed … Read More >Putin: Russia ready for talks with NATO, but against reporting on national military drills

Nearly half of Russians want Putin to stay on as President after 2024, while one in four worry about ‘Cult of Personality’ – poll

More than a quarter of Russians think President Vladimir Putin has a devoted fanbase within the country’s mass media, a new survey suggests. Despite that, though, almost half of people want him to stay on in the job longer. … Read More >Nearly half of Russians want Putin to stay on as President after 2024, while one in four worry about ‘Cult of Personality’ – poll

NATO expansion into Ukraine would ‘cross red lines’ & force Russia and Belarus to act, Kremlin says after Putin-Lukashenko summit

Russia and Belarus have both agreed to “take action” to secure the security of both countries if there were to be any expansion of NATO infrastructure into neighboring Ukraine, the Kremlin revealed on Monday. … Read More >NATO expansion into Ukraine would ‘cross red lines’ & force Russia and Belarus to act, Kremlin says after Putin-Lukashenko summit

Horror slaying that left 6 dead after teenage gunman stormed Perm university is tragedy for all of Russia, Putin says (PHOTOS)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to the victims of a bloody shooting at one of the country’s top universities on Monday, and thanked police who took out the gunman and medics who treated the wounded. … Read More >Horror slaying that left 6 dead after teenage gunman stormed Perm university is tragedy for all of Russia, Putin says (PHOTOS)

America’s evacuation of troops from Afghanistan looked more like a ‘downright escape’ than a ‘hasty withdrawal,’ Putin says

Despite the US spending months planning its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the events that unfolded looked more like an escape than a coordinated maneuver, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a forum of Eurasian leaders on Friday. … Read More >America’s evacuation of troops from Afghanistan looked more like a ‘downright escape’ than a ‘hasty withdrawal,’ Putin says

Kremlin Covid outbreak: Dozens of Russian government staff have tested positive for virus, Putin tells CSTO summit by video-link

The coronavirus outbreak that has forced Vladimir Putin into self-isolation is far worse than previously reported, the Russian president has explained, with the disease apparently spreading like wildfire throughout the Kremlin. … Read More >Kremlin Covid outbreak: Dozens of Russian government staff have tested positive for virus, Putin tells CSTO summit by video-link

Putin’s unveiling of monument to Alexander Nevsky on NATO frontier shows how Russia believes real threat comes from West, not East

History is often more about the politics of the present than what happened in the past. That much is clear from recent unveilings of two monuments to a Russian hero and saint, Alexander Nevsky, in a show of defiance to the West. … Read More >Putin’s unveiling of monument to Alexander Nevsky on NATO frontier shows how Russia believes real threat comes from West, not East