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The Russian Prime Minister Resigns And No One Knows Why

MoA—A curious 'regime change' happened in Russia today as the Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev and his whole cabinet resigned. This morning President Vladimir Putin held his yearly speech to the Federal Assembly of Russia (English transcript). Putin spoke about Russia's ...
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Now twenty years later, how did Putin do it?

PATRICK ARMSTRONG—As far as I know, most Western intelligence agencies (but not the one I was involved with) would have agreed with his prediction that Russia was, inevitably, going down to "obscurity". The fear then was of chaos - rogue ...
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Is there a future for Russian aircraft carriers?

THE SAKER—Hypersonic and long range missiles have changed the face of naval warfare forever and they have made aircraft carriers pretty much obsolete: if even during the Cold War the top of the line U.S. carriers were “sitting ducks”, imagine ...
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The Lies that Are Used for Denying the Legitimacy of Crimea’s Breakaway

ERIC ZUESSE—Though international law is generally an unenforced mess that is interpretable far more by partisanship than by any clearly applicable principles of law, the U.S. Government does quite blatantly violate it on a routine basis, by means of coups ...
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U.S. Media Bias Creates False Pictures Of Russia

MoA—The NYT can claim that Russia's GDP is smaller than Italy's because it only looked at the nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of those countries. But nominal GDP like nominal wages are not meaningful comparisons. The question is how much ...
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PETER MAN—On Failed Revolutions

PETER MAN—So what to do for revolutions to succeed? We need new thinking, new paradigm, new methodology, not old ideology, certainly not dogma. We need to stop using the language of the Big Lie. We also need to control the ...
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Autopsy of the Minsk Agreements

THE SAKER—For the Novorussians, it’s now clear: the rump-Ukraine* does not want them, nor will Kiev ever agree to the Minsk Agreement.  That means that the LDNR will separate from the rump-Ukraine and, on time, rejoin Russia.  Good bye Banderites ...
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Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign Policy Catastrophes

ERIC ZUESSE—The [coup's] results for Hondurans were hellish. On 11 April 2011, McClatchy Newspapers bannered “Honduran Police Ignore Rise in Attacks on Journalists, Gays” and reported that within just those almost-two years, Honduras had become “the deadliest country in the ...
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World War II Debate Rages on In EU! Russia Now Accused of Starting War Together With Germany!

PATRICE GREANVILLE—he West's propagandists can't fall much deeper that they have already when it comes to demonising Russia or denying her obvious accomplishments, among which, her enormous sacrifice in WW2 will forever stand as  the decisive contribution to the defeat ...
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To the capitalist ruling class, communism will always be evil

RAINER SHEA—The staggering selfishness that these petty tyrants showed when Stalin tried to make their resources available to a desperate populace-with many of the kulaks having burned their supplies rather than share it-is also ignored by bourgeois commentators who see ...
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GEORGES SIMENON ANNIVERSARY — INSPECTOR MAIGRET MEETS THE SINCERE, LYING LADY FROM THE CIA’S RUSSIA OFFICE, ANDREA KENDALL-TAYLOR

JOHN HELMER—Kendall-Taylor is also Ritter’s source for his assessment of Ciaramella’s training and expertise.  “As a junior analyst, the whistleblower worked alongside colleagues such as Andrea Kendall-Taylor, who joined OREA [Office of Russian and European Analysis] about the same time ...
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Workers World editorial: Behind the impeachment hearings

What the impeachment hearings are concealing is an effort — by the military, the “intelligence community” and the imperialist ruling class they serve — to push for an even more aggressive foreign policy — with or without Trump ...
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