• Der Spiegel: Is a New Revolution in Ukraine Inevitable?

    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in protest on the streets of Kiev two years ago. It is not likely to be the last revolution that takes place in former USSR territory. The privileged elite and the intrusion of foreign countries prepare the ground for such uprisings. Benjamin Bidder, a correspondent for Der Spiegel wrote about it in dedication to the anniversary of the beginning of Euromaidan.Bidder noted that mass protests on the eve of Ukrainian Maidan don’t only concern the Ukraine. …

  • France shrugs off Russian objections over air strikes on ISIS oil facilities

    France denied the accusations of Russia, which blamed Paris claiming that the French Air Forces bombed the oil infrastructure of Islamic State on Syria’s territory. French authorities called the aerial attacks relevant and necessary retaliatory strikes on ISIS militants’ positions – reported Reuters. Paris intends to cut off the extremists’ main source of income.

    Russia explained its criticism by saying that the West has no right to attack ISIS without official permission of Damascus. At the …

  • Inside the Kremlin's propaganda machine

    Elizabeth Wal, a former reporter for the Russian international channel RT, delivered a speech at a recent defence conference in Vilnius. At the conference she gave a first-hand account of Russian propaganda practices.  Wal had the perfect opportunity to get to know how the international propaganda system within the Kremlin works from the inside during her time with Russian channel RT. According to Wal, the Russian tactic of distributing disinformation is just amazing.

    The former reporter …

  • Putin warns Turkey of significant consequences

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called the loss of the jet over Turkish and Syrian border “a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists”.

    Speaking in Jordan today, the Russian leader said: "This event is beyond the normal framework of fighting against terrorism. Of course our military is doing heroic work against terrorism... But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. I can’t describe it in any other way. Our aircraft was downed …

  • Turkey downs Russian military plane

    A Russian Sukhoi SU-24 military airplane violated Turkish airspace and was shot down near Syrian border. As reported, one pilot has been killed and the other captured by Turkish forces in Syria. Turkey released a purported image of the flight path of the plane showing that it had violated Turkish airspace. Turkey said it issued 10 warnings to the aircraft before responding "within engagement rules" near the Turkey-Syria border.NATO has called an extraordinary meeting later Tuesday to discuss …