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Countering Western Disinformation on Russia and Other Nations Opposing the American Empire
Associate Director: Gaither Stewart

THE ARTICLES


The Real Aim of Trump’s Trip to Saudi Arabia

by ROBERT FISK Donald Trump sets off on Friday to create the fantasy of an Arab Nato. There will be dictators aplenty to greet him in Riyadh, corrupt autocrats and thugs and torturers and head choppers. There will be at least one zombie ...
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Maria Zakharova: A Spokeswoman for Sanity

By Vaughan Famularo, Russia Insider Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has made a career out of deep-frying western baloney Maria Zakharova is a passionate and outspoken modern woman. She is also the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry. She recently appeared on ...
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How Russia Became “Our Adversary” Again

Note: We deeply value and respect the author's contributions to the clarification of the political fog that envelops most of humanity these days, but differ with him in his characterization of the Soviet Union, especially his argument that it was ...
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The U.S. Behavior That Concerns Russia

by DAVID SWANSON Moscow I attended a meeting in Moscow on Friday with Vladimir Kozin, longtime member of Russia’s foreign service, advisor to the government, author, and advocate for arms reduction. He handed out the list of 16 unresolved problems ...
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Syria situation reports by Moon of Alabama draw a clear picture of a messy and fluid war

Dispatches by Moon of Alabama State Department: Renamed Al-Qaeda Not A Terrorist Organization - Can Receive CIA Supplies Max Abrams, a professor who works about terrorism, came up with this new definition of "terrorism": Nonstate actors who use violence against civilians ...
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The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

By Robert Parry Crossposted with consortiumnews.com (first iteration). Special Report: The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American "soft coup" is in the works, reports Robert Parry. Where ...
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The Russian Hacking Fiasco

MIKE WHITNEY, COUNTERPUNCH ABOVE COVER IMAGE: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. There’s no proof that Russia hacked the US elections. There’s no proof that Russian officials or Russian agents colluded with members of the Trump campaign. There’s no proof that ...
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Are You Ready to Die?

Paul Craig Roberts Dateline: May 11, 2017 | Image above: Russia' Rail-borne TOPOL ICBM system. Are You Ready to Die? “Fifty years ago, the streets of Leningrad taught me one thing: If a fight is inevitable, you must strike first.” —Vladimir Putin ...
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How the US Made Russia the World Leader in Air Defense

 Marko Marjanović Facing an adversary with a vast air fleet and an inclination to level cities, the Soviets had no choice but pour enormous energies into countermeasures With most weapons on the market buying Russian means you’re getting something nearly ...
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Remembering Victory Day

BY GROVER FURR Today, May 9, is Victory Day, "Den' Pobedy," in Russia. It was first inaugurated in the 16 republics of the Soviet Union following the signing of the German Instrument of Surrender late in the evening on 8 ...
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Trump’s First 100 Days: The War Party Lives On

by Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report Donald Trump has been brought to heel, as Hillary Clinton might say. “Trump has learned in his first 100 days in office that war is the primary marker of Presidential legitimacy.” The War Party’s ...
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RUSSIA CELEBRATES SECOND WORLD WAR VICTORY OVER FASCISM (MAY 9 2017)

RUSSIA CELEBRATES SECOND WORLD WAR VICTORY OVER FASCISM ON MAY 9 2017 Let Us All Salute the Brave Russian People for Their Sacrifices. REHEARSALS (2 versions) Victory Day Parade in Moscow 2017: Rehearsal - Ensaio - Russian National Anthem Excerpts from ...
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