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Russia Suggests UK Possessed Nerve Agent That Is “Quite Artificially” Being Linked to Moscow

    Russia Suggests UK Possessed Nerve Agent That Is “Quite Artificially” Being Linked to Moscow

LONDON – Russian officials are voicing a full-throated dismissal of British accusations that Russia used a nerve agent referred to as “Novichok” in an attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The Russian Ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, is further charging London with making accusations in poor faith, while raising questions…

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Oppose Nuclear Weapons? You Might Be a Kremlin Tool, Says Prominent Congressman

    Oppose Nuclear Weapons? You Might Be a Kremlin Tool, Says Prominent Congressman

WASHINGTON – In February, the Pentagon released a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the first in eight years, calling for the modernization of the country’s aging nuclear arsenal, a key part of President Donald Trump’s plan to strengthen and expand the U.S. military. The 2018 NPR calls for the government to spend an estimated $1.2 trillion dollars…

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Russia’s Political Repression of Crimea’s Radical Left

    Russia’s Political Repression of Crimea’s Radical Left

Russia’s annexation of Crimea was purportedly an exercise in free political expression, a watershed moment in history when a historic part of Russia returned to the motherland against the backdrop of a fascist putsch in Ukraine. Indeed, Crimea’s “reunification” (in Kremlin lingo) with Russia was sold, at least in part, as a humanitarian operation to…

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Following Putin’s Landslide Victory, Opposition Candidate Calls Election “Filthy”

    Following Putin’s Landslide Victory, Opposition Candidate Calls Election “Filthy”

Officially securing 77 percent of the vote, Vladimir Putin easily soared to victory, winning his fourth term as Russia’s head of state. With nearly all votes counted, the Central Election Commission said that in a distant second place was Pavel Grudinin, candidate of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), successor to the former…

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Britain Is Manufacturing A Nerve Agent Case for ‘Action’ Against Russia

  Britain Is Manufacturing A Nerve Agent Case for ‘Action’ Against Russia

On Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that former Russian spy, Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, were poisoned with “a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia” known as ‘Novichok’. The chemical agent was identified by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down. May referred to the British government’s “knowledge that Russia…

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NBC Gives a Boost to Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Campaign

  NBC Gives a Boost to Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Campaign

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s team swept a doubleheader on March 1, with his mid-day speech claiming strategic parity with the U.S., and then the nightcap duel with NBC’s Megyn Kelly. Any lingering doubt that Putin is a shoo-in for another term as President is now dispelled. Putin might consider sending NBC a thank-you note. Reviewing…

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No, Republicans Did Not Expose Efforts by Russia to Fuel Pipeline Protests

  No, Republicans Did Not Expose Efforts by Russia to Fuel Pipeline Protests

A “staff report” from Republicans on the United States House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offers little evidence to prove allegations of Russian efforts to influence U.S. energy markets through “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests. Nonetheless, the report, pushed by Republican chairman Representative Lamar Smith, went virtually unquestioned when it was covered by U.S.…

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Top Russian Official: US Meddling in Russian Presidential Election

  Top Russian Official: US Meddling in Russian Presidential Election

As U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election continues to intensify, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the state-run RIA news agency on Monday that the U.S. is actively attempting to interfere in his country’s upcoming presidential election. “The Interfax news agency cited Ryabkov as saying the U.S. was looking…

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The Council on Foreign Relations’ Push Towards a New Cold War

  The Council on Foreign Relations’ Push Towards a New Cold War

WASHINGTON — If you are even a casual consumer of Western media then you know the current top threat to U.S. security according to corporate journalists is Russian aggression. According to neoconservative politicians such as Arizona Senator John McCain, the Russian interference in last year’s election — which has so far only been shown to…

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Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds: Russia Blamed for Crisis in Eastern Ghouta

  Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds: Russia Blamed for Crisis in Eastern Ghouta

As usual, the West has demonstrated its ability to fire off a quick response when it comes to slamming Russia for something it has not done. This time it’s about Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb under terrorist control. The accusation? Russia and its ally Syria are guilty of killing innocent civilians, thanks to their “devastating“ attacks and “siege-and-starve…

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