Russia in the World

FOUL! Google and Others Get Red Carded Over FIFA 2018


The saddest thing under the eyes of God is the sight, sound, and the smell of sore losers hell-bent on poor sportsmanship no matter what. This is the downside of FIFA 2018, and a sparkling World Cup soccer moment in Russia. With nothing but excellence and the spirit of true competition…

Upcoming Summit Russia – US: Syrian Matters or Global Issues?


The meeting between the Russian and US Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, is to take place in Helsinki on 16 July. Immediately after the National Security Advisor to the US President, John Bolton, had been hosted by the Russian leader on 27 June of this year, rumors and…

Western Fantasies about Russia-Saudi Arabia Plot


Recently, the OPEC countries and Russia (note: OPEC+) have agreed to increase oil output to a million barrels per day. In reality, the increase will amount to approximately 600,000 barrels, as “some countries” are experiencing problems with extraction, in general. This the was…

Operation Barbarossa II: The Wurlitzer of War Plays On


While the excitement of the World Cup in Russia keeps many of us fixed on the merits of the contending teams and the drama of the games, the news out of Brussels is disturbing. They’re preparing for war. With Russia. There is no other way to read what Jans Stoltenberg announced…

Eurasian Economic Union: Steady Progress Towards Eurasian Integration


Eurasian integration and developing relations with Asian countries are important items on Russia’s present-day political agenda.  One of the platforms for moving forward on these issues is the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU or EEU), which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus…

FIFA World Cup 2018: Can You Hit a Home Run at the Soccer Field


A couple of days ago, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia was opened by a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia national teams that many anticipated. At the grand opening of this event, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin announced that: I congratulate the whole big, strong, multi-national…

Strategic Partnership between Russia and Indonesia in Asia Pacific


For some time now, Russia has been strengthening its position in Southeast Asia by developing partnerships with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states, including Indonesia. The Republic of Indonesia is a country with a number of unique characteristics…

To the G7: Russia Did Not Invade Crimea, or any Part of Ukraine!


Since I left France for a return to the US almost twenty years ago, I’ve noticed that both the French and the Italian so-called progressive press repeat the same lies as the US, in stark contrast to the period of the Vietnam War, when there was still a real anti-war, anti-capitalist…

What Does the Future have in Store for Cryptocurrencies?


The second half of the 20th century was marked by the world economy suffering irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes. Once the US obtained virtually uncontested economic and military influence in the world, the Federal Reserve found itself in a position where it was able to print piles of dollars on demand…

Has the Tide Turned on Russophobia?


In his most recent marathon Q & A session with Russian citizens, Russian President Vladimir Putin hit hard and long on the logicality of Russia’s geopolitical position today. The eternal pragmatist, Putin showed renewed confidence and vigor in painting for the audience the reality…

Washington’s Gas War agaisnt Russia is Picking Up Steam


It is clear that Washington is doing everything it can to cast a blow to the Russian economy, while putting a particular emphasis on wrecking its gas trade. So, it one won’t be surprised to learn that every effort is taken to…

The West Prepares to Get Dirty ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup


In theory, football like all sorts of other sport activities can seem to be the most apolitical matter on can come across, while in practice political concerns have been dominated sports for decades now. Sportsmanship in an age of unhindered political meddling and predatory…

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