Russia in the World

Russia China Build Up A New Economic Geograph...

T465345353On November 8 Russia’s large mining group Norilsk Nickel announced it had begun operations at a new state-of-the-art Bystrinsky mining and processing plant outside of Chita in Russia’s Zabaykalsky Krai. Notable about the project is…

Jon Huntsman Jr. and Why America-Russia Relat...

4353424234If you want to know just how sorry relations in between Russia and the United States have become, look for the current Ambassador to Russia. America’s closest connect with Moscow via appointment by President Donald Trump…

Exporting “Information” Arms

5632412312Nations like Russia and China make billions of dollars a year in the arms industry. Their arming of other nations with the latest in defence technology is not only a means of supporting their respective economies, it also fits into a diplomatic and…

Canada Follows Orders: Russia Reacts

65634534Canada’s decision to extend its anti-Russia sanctions under the false pretext of hypocritically championing human rights is absolutely pointless and reprehensible,” read a November 3 statement from the Russian embassy in Ottawa. Pointless and…

Is Putin a Tsar, Really?

674535345The first time I took on The Economist was in 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev appointed Eduard Schevarnadze as Foreign Minister after the death of Andrei Gromyko, known in the West for his intransigence. When The Economist headlined something like…

Navalny vs Putin — Is This a Joke?

4523412123On October 23, Politico published the latest beltway anti-Putin screed, by Susan B. Glasser. It takes a different tack from most Putin bashing, claiming that the US has built up the Russian President as more of a threat than he actually is…

Will Media and Mafioso Breadcrumbs Crumble Ru...

33232What do Wikipedia, notorious Russian mafioso, nincompoop Putin adversaries, dissident Russian business TV, CNN, CNBC, Facebook, Google, Twitter and the United States Senate have in common?…

Russia-Thailand Relations Move to a New Level

353tIn 2017, it is 120 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Siam, which is nowadays known as the Kingdom of Thailand. As the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir…

How to Win Friends the Russian Way

45123123123How to Win Friends and Influence People” was the title of a highly influential book by Dale Carnegie published in 1936 and still read today by people seeking to improve their chances of success. (The author was unrelated to Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate, and…

How International Media Reacts to King Salman...

56345324234Last week Saudi ruler Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Moscow to find an impressive reception prepared by Russia’s officials for the 81-year-old king. This visit marked the beginning of a widely promoted week of Saudi culture…

Russia’s Interesting New Oil Geopolitics

7454835435Since the 1928 Red Line Agreement between British and French and American oil majors to divide the oil riches of the post-World War I Middle East, petroleum or more precisely, control of petroleum has constituted the thin-red-line of modern geopolitics. During the Soviet time Russian…

Zapad War Games – The Russians are Not Coming

562342342“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” – Noam Chomsky. The dishonesty and lunacy of the West was on front row display in the run up to the Zapad war game exercises…


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