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  • Russia's Putin to visit Pyongyang at Kim Jong Un's invitation

    06/17/2024 7:00:49 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 21 replies
    Euro News ^ | 6/17/2024 | Angela Skujins
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is readying to go to North Korea on Tuesday for his first trip to the country in 24 years. The Russian leader is set to visit the isolated nation for two days at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, state-run Korean Central News Agency said. The talks are expected to focus on expanding military cooperation between the countries
  • Armenian leader announces plan to leave Russia-dominated security alliance as ties with Moscow sour

    06/16/2024 1:46:53 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 48 replies
    APnews ^ | 14 June 2024 | AVET DEMOURIAN
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of Armenia on Wednesday declared his intention to pull out of a Russia-dominated security alliance of several ex-Soviet nations as tensions rise between the two allies. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said his government will decide later when to leave the Collective Security Treaty Organization, or CSTO, a grouping that includes Russia and the former Soviet Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Amid the widening rift with Russia, Armenia earlier froze its participation in the alliance, canceled its involvement in joint military drills and snubbed CSTO summits. Pashinyan said Wednesday for the...
  • (Video) Sergey Karaganov says God wants a nuclear escalation

    06/11/2024 8:30:22 AM PDT · by MeganC · 37 replies
    About Sergey Karaganov (from Wiki): Karaganov Doctrine Karaganov is known as the progenitor of the Karaganov Doctrine, which states that Moscow should pose as the defender of human rights of ethnic Russians living in the 'near abroad' for the purpose of gaining political influence in these regions. This idea was first brought into domestic Russian Federation politics by Boris Yeltsin in 1992, although it was only a fringe ideology in Yeltsin's Russia. It has become a mainstream ideology in Putin's Russia after 2012. After Karaganov published an article advocating this stance in 1992, Russia's foreign policy position linked Russian troop...
  • Defying the U.S., the Russian Navy will deploy one of its modern Yasen-M nuclear submarines in the Caribbean Sea

    06/08/2024 12:42:55 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 60 replies
    ZM ^ | 6/7/24 | ZM
    The presence of the nuclear-powered submarine, along with a frigate and two support vessels, is part of an upcoming visit to the port of Havana aimed at strengthening the friendship between Cuba and the Russian Federation. As tension in Europe increases due to the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, the Russian Navy will deploy a flotilla in the Caribbean Sea in the coming days as part of an official visit to Cuba; which can be seen as a challenge to the United States government. The information released by the Cuban government yesterday, June 6, gains relevance as this flotilla is...
  • (Video NSFW) Scott Ritter claims the State Dept is trying to ruin his reputation

    06/05/2024 8:11:29 AM PDT · by MeganC · 59 replies
    Russian Media Monitor ^ | 4 June 2024 | Russian Media Monitor
    Disclaimer: Lots of f-bombs in the audio. NSFW. To see the interview with Scott Ritter please skip to the 4:00 mark. Scott Ritter responds to questions by the host. Per Ritter his passport was seized without a stated reason. Ritter speculates as to the reason for the passport seizure. He also says he expects a nuclear war between the US and Russia in the next forty days. The gist of his commentary is that he was going to Russia to appeal to the Russian people not to start a nuclear war, clearly implying that Russia wants to start a nuclear...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: We Have Been Subverted

    06/04/2024 2:42:42 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    The Free Press ^ | 4 June 2024 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    What is at stake in our ability to see the threat plainly? Nothing less than the preservation of our way of life.If you wonder why I—a woman of color, an African, a former Muslim, a former asylum seeker, and an immigrant—look at the antics of today’s anti-Israel, anti-American protesters with such fear and trembling, allow me to explain.I was born in Somalia in 1969. The country had achieved independence nine years before. But less than a month before I was born—on October 21, 1969—a junior member of the brand-new Somali armed forces seized power with the help of the Soviet...
  • Russia plans higher taxes for rich, companies as cost of Ukraine war mounts

    05/29/2024 10:25:39 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 45 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 5/29/2024 | Staff
    Russia has announced plans to raise taxes on businesses and the wealthy as it scrambles for additional revenue to fund its invasion of Ukraine. -snip- “The changes are aimed at building a fair and balanced tax system,” Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov said in a statement, adding that the extra funds would bolster Russia’s “economic wellbeing”. -snip- Income tax is currently 13 percent for the majority of Russians, with some higher earners paying a rate of 15 percent. The Finance Ministry said under the amendments that the 15 percent rate would apply for annual incomes between 2.4 and 5 million...
  • Russia's Kharkiv Offensive and Leadership Purge - Shoigu's removal, Kharkiv & What next for Ukraine?

    05/27/2024 8:50:31 AM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies
    The last few weeks have arguably been a period of change for the war in Ukraine, both on and off the battlefield. In Moscow, long serving Defence Minister Shoigu has been removed from that post, while a number of Russian Generals and senior figures have been arrested or otherwise removed. Meanwhile, in Ukraine, Russia has escalated the previously quiet Kharkiv front, edging slightly closer to Ukraine's second city. In this episode, I want to unpack some of the current political and economic context and ask what may be next for a Russia war effort that is now 'under new management'
  • Navy Admiral warns Russian and Chinese nationals are trying to infiltrate US military bases....amid an 8,000% surge in Chinese migrants at southern border

    05/26/2024 9:12:17 PM PDT · by caww · 125 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/2024 | Dominic Yeatman
    Commander Daryl Caudle said breaches are seen every week amid an 8,000% surge in Chinese migrants at the southern border...Commander Caudle said attempted infiltrations are happening 'two or three times a week' - at Navy bases alone....the perpetrators often claiming to be innocent tourists when caught...A lot of times they have passports, they have papers, but they are in no way shape or form authorized to be on our base. Operatives from Communist China have been caught scuba diving close to Cape Canaveral, wandered on to a missile launch site in New Mexico, and claimed to be looking for Holiday...
  • LIVE: Russian President Putin Visits Belarus, Discusses Tactical Nuclear Exercises with Lukashenko

    05/25/2024 9:00:06 AM PDT · by Kazan · 28 replies
    First Post/YouTube ^ | 5/24/2024 | First Post
    Video footage of Vladimir Putin's press conference yesterday with Alexander Lukashenko. Russian President Putin Visits Belarus, Discusses Tactical Nuclear Exercises with Lukashenko
  • How Russian and NATO armies would size up in a WW3 doomsday scenario: Interactive map shows how alliance compares to Putin's depleted forces after Moscow warned it was prepared for conflict on Ukraine's battlefields

    05/24/2024 7:16:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2024 | David Averre
    Russia's war in Ukraine has revealed to the world in graphic detail the smorgasbord of lethal technologies that can be used to destroy one's enemy in a large-scale 21st-century clash. But despite all the capabilities of such cutting-edge military tech, Moscow's primary frontline tactic appears ripped from the playbook of World War I generals - batter Ukrainians with artillery before dispatching waves of soldiers to secure territory inch by blood-soaked inch. It's a style of warfare reminiscent of the Battle of Passchendaele - but it has proved nonetheless effective with Vladimir Putin's forces gaining territory hand over fist in eastern...
  • The Network Behind the Pro-Hamas Disruptions

    05/21/2024 4:07:00 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 May, 2024 | Janet Levy
    Behind the anti-Israel protests and riots is a coalition of radical leftist and Islamist groups drawing sustenance from a vast dark money network... that is linked to the Chinese Communist Party. How did anti-Israel protests erupt within a month of the Hamas-led October 7 massacre? How did university campuses in America turn into tent cities of keffiyeh-clad youth calling for the liberation of Palestine, the annihilation of Israel, and death to Jews? If you suspect these protests are well orchestrated and funded, you are right. Behind them is a coalition of radical leftist and Islamist groups drawing sustenance from the...
  • Xi Jinping hugged Vladimir Putin. Heads are exploding in America’s Deep State. The multipolar world is here.

    05/18/2024 12:22:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | 9:43 PM · May 16, 2024 | Danny Haiphong
  • Putin's comments on Ukraine and the West and Russia-China during his interview with Xinhua:

    05/14/2024 4:13:53 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 14 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 5/13/24 | Sputnik
    🔹 The West turns a blind eye on Ukraine carrying out terrorist acts on Russian territory 🔹 Russia and its partners are not satisfied with the state of affairs in the world when the West prevents other nations from choosing who to cooperate with 🔹 Ukraine and its Western patrons are not ready for equal, honest and open dialogue 🔹 Western elites are trying to “punish” Russia, isolate it, and weaken it, seeking to illegally appropriate its assets
  • (VIDEO) Russian state TV claims the West lost WWII

    05/13/2024 8:25:47 AM PDT · by MeganC · 57 replies
    Russia 1 state television via Russia Media Monitor ^ | 13 May 2024 | Russia Media Monitor
    Synopsis: Russian state media talking heads claim that the Western Allies actually lost World War Two and that the war was won solely by Russia.
  • The rest of the world wants the Ukraine war to go away. Putin has other ideas

    05/13/2024 8:07:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 40 replies
    CNN via Yahoo ^ | May 13th, 2024 | Nick Paton Walsh, CNN
    The changing language used by the Ukrainian military in 72 hours of daily updates tells the story: “Ongoing defensive fighting.” “Significantly worsened.” Russian “tactical success.”You rarely ever hear Kyiv’s top brass sounding downbeat, but their steep southerly trajectory reflects the grave place Ukraine finds itself in. Russia is not just advancing slowly in one place; it appears to be advancing in four, across the frontline.Moscow knows it is on the clock: in about a month, the $61billion of US military aid will start to translate into Ukraine having the weapons it has been begging for. So, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
  • Made in Cuba: The pro-Hamas campus protests; An investigative report finds that key leaders influencing student protests have had revolutionary "training" in communist Cuba

    05/11/2024 8:40:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Were the campus protests that engulfed so many elite universities a Cuban intelligence operation? They might have been, based on this investigative report from ADL America, (which JustTheNews also cited):Some of the anti-Israel protests taking place at U.S. college campuses, including the recent demonstrations at Columbia University, have been supported by organizations that traveled to communist Cuba to receive resistance training, an ADN investigation has uncovered.ADN’s investigation coincides with a recent Sunday report published by the New York Post that revealed a radical NYC based organization known as The People’s Forum familiarized anti-Israel activists with Black Lives Matter protest techniques...
  • Anti-Israel activists behind Columbia University protests trained in Cuba for years

    05/11/2024 7:23:51 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    ADN America ^ | May 7, 2024 | Gelet Martínez Fragela
    Some of the anti-Israel protests taking place at U.S. college campuses, including the recent demonstrations at Columbia University, have been supported by organizations that traveled to communist Cuba to receive resistance training, an ADN investigation has uncovered. ADN’s investigation coincides with a recent Sunday report published by the New York Post that revealed a radical NYC based organization known as The People’s Forum familiarized anti-Israel activists with Black Lives Matter protest techniques just hours before they stormed Hamilton Hall at Columbia University, and that the group was incited by Manolo De Los Santos–a radical activist organizer with deep ties to...
  • Communist Activists Using Pro-Palestinian Protests to Foment ‘Real Revolution’

    05/09/2024 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 43 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 5/9/2024 Updated: 5/9/2024 | By Enrico Trigoso
    Communist organizations are promoting physical revolution and escalation of conflict in pamphlets given out en masse during the pro-Palestinian protests in New York City. Multiple groups met on May 7 at Revolution Books in the Harlem neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City and discussed “gathering forces for revolution.” “Nobody is an outsider, when it comes to fighting injustice, everybody has a right and responsibility to do that. And we need to bring to them the way out of this mess, where it’s coming from, and why it can be ended. And how it can be ended to...
  • Cuba's Puppet President Lands in Russia for WWII Victory Parade

    05/08/2024 4:14:22 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/8/2024 | Christian K. Caruzo
    The figurehead president of the Cuban communist Castro regime, Miguel Díaz-Canel, arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for a two-day official visit that will include a meeting with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, who has been recently inaugurated for a new six-year term as president. According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Díaz-Canel will “address bilateral agenda priorities” following Putin’s inauguration, meeting with other representatives of the Russian government before meeting with Putin on Thursday. Díaz-Canel will also participate in Wednesday’s meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, representing Cuba in its capacity as an observer member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)....