User Profile: Jeffrey Fredrich
This user has submitted 186 translations to Watching America.
Wake up, already: the assassination of Soleimani isn’t madness but a continuation of Washington’s imperial politics. [Read more]
[U]nder the banner of protecting intellectual property and national security, America ... is trying to isolate China from technology and markets. [Read more]
[T]he very fact that China has been designated a currency manipulator suggests that the conflict between Washington and Beijing is growing. [Read more]
[T]he widespread defamation of immigration service employees who are just doing their jobs leads to more than a few of the country’s citizens declaring the very fact that the U.S. government is regulating its borders a virtual “crime against humanity.” [Read more]
The Supreme Court has ruled that the cross can stand on government land and that it doesn’t violate the Constitution because in this instance, it is more than a religious symbol. [Read more]
In reality, even the outright hawks in the West don’t believe that Russia would ever try to take over Europe. [Read more]
It’s ... important to remember and understand that in the U.S., there is no single and synchronized policy on Russia. [Read more]
While accusing Russia of meddling, the U.S. is silent about its ‘exploits’ around the world. [Read more]
[I]n a situation where the U.S. needs growth at any price, it needs Europe as a market and not as a competitor. [Read more]
Trade turnover will be slightly reduced, and markets will be somewhat isolated. [Read more]
Relations between the countries remain at the lowest level in Russia’s entire modern history. [Read more]
[T]he U.S. ... played the key role in shaping the rules of international trade during the postwar period. Today, the very same U.S. poses a real threat to these rules and institutions. [Read more]
[P]rojects built up by the U.S. to break down Russia’s isolation are beginning to bear fruit — Nord Stream 2, for example, which Washington openly says is practically its main objective in attacking Russia. [Read more]
Partners are needed who oppose the digital monopolization pursued by leaders from the U.S. [Read more]
We, Russia, do have the 13th largest economy in the world, but the U.S. has the number one economy. As they say, feel the difference. [Read more]
Russia is faced with the task of preventing the appearance of an American military base in the region. [Read more]
There’s no problem in the world that Washington’s politicians couldn’t now attribute to Moscow’s machinations. [Read more]
It so happens that in the current uneasy political climate, Donald Trump’s fate and place in history have turned out to be largely linked to Russia. Moreover, we can say without histrionics or exaggeration that whether the West’s hysteria progresses or declines depends on whether Trump will be able to stick it out [Read more]
[T]he military threats associated with the Cold War are slowly but surely returning. [Read more]
If the Americans were to lose the Kurds, they’d have to start all over again. [Read more]
America cuts down to size those who stand up to it. “America can.” It will step over them and move on. [Read more]
Russia’s alleged meddling in American elections isn’t something bizarre, but on the contrary, a cyber age reproduction of what the U.S. itself has been doing for many years. [Read more]
With his call to action, Trump is also setting a new standard for quality of life. [Read more]
[T]he U.S. isn’t going to retreat and give up its hegemony ... it appears it's set its sights on creating a military alliance of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to contain China. [Read more]
The security strategy signals a return to an era of great-power rivalry, a vacation from which, having lasted three decades, has come to an end. [Read more]
To the exact extent that Russia is a global peacekeeper ... the U.S. is a warmonger that seeks to destabilize the situation across the entire globe. [Read more]
Smart people have long understood that 'friendship with America' is realized in accordance with the formula 'admission is one cent, leaving is a dollar,' and America itself will get that dollar for friendship. [Read more]
The impudence with which the Americans operate, and ... the disregard they demonstrate for both international law and their own law, truly boggle the mind.
Trump looks upon any further dialogue with Moscow in a purely utilitarian way, expecting to make a lucrative deal in some areas, without abandoning confrontation and competition in others. [Read more]
Donald Trump, however paradoxical it sounds, both personifies chaos and serves as an instrument to restrain it. [Read more]
The assessment of RT’s influence on its American audience is blown way out of proportion. [Read more]
Trump hasn’t let go of his dream and is still fully hopeful that he can make it a reality. Yet it will be extremely difficult for him to do so ... because his own political platform is a complete mess. [Read more]
The signing by the American president of new anti-Russian sanctions and the rather sharp reaction to them by a number of European politicians have raised hopes among Russian political analysts close to the Kremlin of a reassessment of Europe’s as yet negative attitude toward Russia. [Read more]
The Russian leadership won’t swap Russian people in need of help for sanctions relief. [Read more]
Now that he’s clearly come out on the side of an ideology of hatred, violence, and aggression − the mask has been thrown off once and for all. [Read more]
In response to American accusations of human rights violations in the Soviet Union and a lack of democracy, Moscow cheerfully replied, “But you lynch blacks.” [Read more]
Could a sensible Russian citizen be smitten with love for America while looking at a political map on which his homeland ... is designated... as a potential theater of military operations? [Read more]
It’s monstrously irresponsible of the American political class to play political war with Russia. [Read more]
Everything is being done to avoid agreeing with the position Moscow supports. [Read more]
By no means will all of the words Donald Trump uttered during his couple of days in the Middle East come true, but all of the arms contracts are certain to be fulfilled. [Read more]
We’re not talking simply about a warming of relations but rather an impetuous sprint into Russia’s embrace by the American leader before the eyes of an indignant liberal elite. [Read more]
At this point, there’s no clear answer to the question of why Trump changed 'America First,' his campaign’s political credo, to 'America Everywhere.' [Read more]
Everybody’s known from the very beginning that President Trump is a decisive guy. The moment he settled into the White House, he began to carry out his most scandalous campaign promises. But no one expected him to attack Syria, since the new American leader wasn’t ashamed of his status as a neophyte in foreign [Read more]
Manila ... has turned from the plaything of two superpowers into a full-fledged member of the Pacific strategic party. [Read more]
Left-wing liberals aren’t blind, nor are any American liberals. They are partisan. They are susceptible to being bribed with financial capital.
It seems for the time being the Kremlin may truly not fear an American with a gun. [Read more]
It’s a story about how a group of political losers are giving a mighty power a bad name before the entire world by forcing upon it an anti-Russian hysteria. [Read more]
The United States’ desire to speak with other countries from a position of strength shouldn’t be a cause for particular concern. [Read more]
The superpower status which America has enjoyed over the last decades, not without reason, as well as the declaration that it’s an exceptional nation that by default has more rights than anyone else, couldn’t help but lead to anything other than a logical, yet not-so-pleasant result: The American — and first and [Read more]
Can the acting U.S. president commit such a heinous crime against humanism and humanity? “Yes, we can,” responds the Donald with the Democrat slogan. [Read more]
Moscow anticipates that under Trump, America will finally ... stop playing the role of generator of the color revolutions that have plunged half the world into chaos. [Read more]
In Russian politics, a person with Trump’s background would be doomed to failure. [Read more]
It’s believed that Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election is a victory of nationally-oriented forces over the global elite, a victory that’s become a starting point for similar political changes in other countries of the Western world.
Such an interpretation undoubtedly merits attention. Yet I think that [Read more]
How could things get any worse? Well, unless Putin himself runs for the American presidency. And if you listen to the CIA, he’d win for sure. [Read more]
Obama has effectively forced Donald Trump, elected and confirmed by the Electoral College as U.S. president, into a political trap. [Read more]
A great war becomes inevitable once someone decides that his army is able to quickly, and with little bloodshed, defeat the foe created by the imaginations of propagandists. [Read more]
Lying on his political deathbed, Barack Obama acts according to the principle, “If I can’t have peace, no one will.” In any case, his decision to lift all restrictions on the supply of ammunition and weapons to the Islamic State, an organization banned in Russia, leads one to such a conclusion.
If Obama has thus far been unable to reach an agreement with Russia on Syria, it’s unclear why Russia would cut any kind of a deal with him now. [Read more]
We should not look to Trump as “one of us” or as a “double-dealer” put forward by the American elite. We should simply support his anti-globalist aspirations. [Read more]
The elites’ inability to deal with their own problems ... for example, immigration or mending relations with their own minorities, is provoking a powerful surge of protest movements. [Read more]
Clinton’s defeat disappointed not just American liberals but Russian conservatives as well. [Read more]
Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said, “Look around, you will see a world on fire...Iraq on the brink of collapse. Libya a failed state in North Africa. Russia attacking Ukraine and destabilizing Eastern Europe. China flexing its muscles, the rogue state North Korea threatening nuclear [Read more]
A long time ago, in 1992 to be exact, my colleague Black Johnny (a boxer who did time in prison and picked up some radical ideas there) came after me over a T-shirt from the then-popular rock group Soundgarden.
He didn’t like the swastika-like logo. Back then I was young and foolish, so I just shrugged my [Read more]
The Russian government, by the look of things, is trying to be in the vanguard of the fight against a worldwide Big Brother. [Read more]
Either abandon the idea of uncontested American hegemony and normalize relations with Moscow, or continue the confrontation, teetering on the brink between a new Cold War and World War III. [Read more]
Barack Obama is setting back the history of Russian-American relations by decades. [Read more]
America is the real empire. It uses the latest networking technologies only to carry out a colonial policy. [Read more]
In the last years of his presidency, Barack Obama has clearly displayed an unhealthy obsession with Russia. Any speech that has even a little bit to do with international relations without fail includes a reference to Russia, Moscow and Putin.
During his speech at the U.N. General Assembly, the U.S. president [Read more]
The moment has simply come when the manifestation of the American world order in athletics has encountered the resistance of an alternative world order, as has happened previously in Syria at the political and military level. [Read more]
The motivation driving the White House becomes clear: a desire to mop up the competition by dishonest means. [Read more]
If the dialogue between our countries were entrusted to such people with a similar level of trust toward their neighbor, it would be altogether different. [Read more]
Nationalism isn’t characteristic of Russians at all, because Russia is an empire and foreigners have never been received with hostility here. [Read more]
On the whole ... American democracy as a system has ceased to be perceived as a model.
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, said before the summit in Warsaw that NATO doesn’t desire a cold war with Russia, but in reality, everything is exactly the opposite. Especially since the Cold War, beginning with Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, was never completely put to rest; there [Read more]
The next U.S. president may be any kind of politician you like, but he or she will not be a pro-Russian one. [Read more]
It is the U.S. that bears the responsibility for the further destruction of the European economy, which was already in deep crisis. [Read more]
If the Americans take Raqqa ... Russian victories, will be forced out of the public’s consciousness in the same way that the Europeans forget about the Soviet Union’s victory over Hitler. [Read more]
Political mines may obliterate any progress made in the U.S. primaries by early summer. [Read more]
As the media has reported, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced plans to create two new divisions in the Western Military District and another in the South Military District.
The move is motivated by the need to counter NATO.
Three additional divisions – is that a lot or a little? Is Russia prepared [Read more]
The U.S. reserves various legal and propaganda loopholes for itself so as not to comply with the agreements it has signed and to justify its non-compliance.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama this week. The talks will take place on the sidelines of a summit on nuclear security being held in Washington. The Chinese leader will be one of the few heads of state participating in the forum that Obama will receive. This meeting is a sign of [Read more]
Given the current level of mutual distrust and, to be honest, antipathy, a capacity for even modest cooperation is not so bad. [Read more]
Teenagers understand what’s going on in adult life. They watch us not with their eyes, but with their souls. [Read more]
Even if he’s three times a tyrant, for America he’s “our son of a bitch.” [Read more]
It’s not up to an expert on bombing Afghan weddings to accuse us of "non-precision bombing." [Read more]
The ceasefire is a litmus test that will show which of the parties is really for dialogue and which wants to fuel war. [Read more]
A critical component of the political confrontation that is influencing the sides’ behavior is the energy factor. [Read more]
It seems the Korean peninsula is turning into one of the main knots of Sino-American contradictions. [Read more]
Even if U.S. Middle East strategy doesn’t undergo significant changes with the arrival of a new president, the shadow of Barack Obama’s foreign policy failures will hang over the new boss of the Oval Office. [Read more]
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev doesn’t like to talk to journalists. But then he’s a member of the narrow circle of the country’s top leadership. For nearly 10 years, from 1998 to 2008, Patrushev was head of the FSB.* And since Dmitri Medvedev’s accession to the presidency, he’s been the [Read more]
The unipolar world, in which one country makes decisions for everyone, will inevitably plunge into increasing chaos. Not because U.S. leadership is made up of some kind of particularly bad people. They’re just ordinary people. [Read more]
Do you enter into good relations with a chicken or a pig you’re going to butcher for a feast? Do you need a good relationship? [Read more]
It’s time now to give up the obsession with finding a weak link in the Euro-Atlantic union. This world order will be here for a long time. [Read more]
It’s clear that the current presidential race in America will be highly entertaining and unpredictable. [Read more]
First it was Fukuyama.
Francis Fukuyama, an American philosopher of Japanese descent, was born in Chicago in 1952. A professor at Stanford University, he’s still alive today and continues to make a living at Stanford.
In 1992, he published the book “The End of History and the Last Man,” in which he hastened [Read more]
We can name the causes of what has happened as much as we like. We can’t name a single way of solving these problems. [Read more]
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has made a statement that nearly all the world’s media have sensationally reported: “We won’t hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL, or conducting such missions directly whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the [Read more]
Will the US push us out of the space tourism market? [Read more]
If things really are moving toward Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locking horns in the fight for the White House, it will be a clash between the old America we like and a new, dangerously transformed America. [Read more]
Iran’s head-on entry into the war with the Islamic State group means a real military alliance of Iranians and Russians against the American terrorists, and this is likely to become the catalyst for a new wave of tectonic shifts in world politics. [Read more]
The general impression comes down to the fact that Putin has a new, hard-to-realize plan, while Obama has an old plan that was never realized. [Read more]
While Washington talks about the need to fight the Islamic State group, Moscow takes action. [Read more]
You Europeans and Americans turned the anthill upside down, kicked it with your own boots — so now what do you want? [Read more]
The press accused the honest politician Alexei Navalny of meeting in Kostroma with Americans from the U.S. Embassy.
The honest politician Navalny came forward and stated that it was all nonsense and that he hadn’t seen any Americans.
But then U.S. Embassy spokesman William Stevens came out and said that, yes [Read more]
The media has reported on Sergey Lavrov’s statement that the era of the West’s domination has ended. New centers of influence are appearing in the Asia-Pacific region.
The well-known political analyst and professor, Oleg Matveychev, comments on this news:
According to statistics, China accounts for 15 percent [Read more]
Lately, a big, long, drawn-out “Wooow!” has echoed throughout the global press and blogosphere.
The pre-election ratings of one of the Republican candidates for U.S. presidency, the well-known billionaire and showman Donald Trump, have soared so suddenly and so high that practically all the remaining Republican [Read more]
August is traditionally a month of political recess. The citizens of Europe also like to take a vacation during this period. But by no means do all Western politicians take a rest in these days; they are actively preparing new provocations, and not just for the autumn.
History recalls how such “preparations” [Read more]
As a result of Yalta and Potsdam, there came into existence a world based upon the opposition of two power blocs, the Soviet and the Western. They were the guarantors of stability on the planet. Countries that joined either bloc could feel safe under this “broad umbrella” because each bloc had the opportunity to [Read more]
In the U.S., a law has been passed that permits same-sex marriages and the adoption of homeless children by same-sex parents. The law will give rise to an epidemic of homosexual marriages in all U.S. states and the adoption of orphan boys by gays and their upbringing in a homosexual environment. A monstrous machine is [Read more]
In Ukraine, the U.S. continues to creep into Russia’s underbelly. In an analogous situation, when the Soviet Union found its way into the Cuban underbelly of the U.S., the world ended up on the brink of a hot war, with events unfolding rapidly. Now both sides are objectively weaker, so the crisis will develop more [Read more]
But as much as Washington talks about “fighting corruption,” it refuses to do it for real. Why? Because a corrupt official is an excellent tool that works in Washington’s interest. [Read more]
Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and former head of the Federal Security Service , FSB, gave an interview to the newspaper “Kommersant” with extremely harsh assessments of U.S. policy toward Russia. Such assessments are routine for the daily anti-American discourse. But [Read more]
The other day, U.S. prosecutors decided to declare themselves the supreme arbiter of international soccer affairs, right in line with the now nearly forgotten Komsomol slogan, "Everything is our business!"* Or as the sergeant might have said: if you really need to, it’s possible to find fault even with a pole.**
There’s a fairly widespread belief that Western political elites’ aggressive promotion of the rights of sexual minorities, despite the civil protests in many countries, is the first and foremost concern for this category of citizens in furtherance of adhering to the canons of democracy.
There’s also talk of [Read more]
In the scandalous situation surrounding FIFA, Russia has taken a position that’s difficult to call balanced and politically well-calibrated. In their public statements, the Russian authorities, as well as state-owned media, have strongly emphasized that the U.S., securing the arrest of soccer officials in [Read more]
The aim is to beat out of those arrested evidence against Russia, proof that Russia bought the 2018 championship. [Read more]
Visits by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his deputy, Victoria Nuland, to Russia have made commentators once again talk about relations between Russia and Washington, relations upon which in preceding months it seemed they’d already given up. Is this really a turning point?
First and foremost, it’s worth [Read more]
The attempts to isolate Russia have failed. [Read more]
The presidential campaign in the U.S. is inevitably doomed to turn into a discussion about recognizing or not recognizing same-sex marriages as a constitutional norm.
The first shot was fired by Hillary Clinton, who urged the Supreme Court to recognize these marriages as a constitutional norm for all states. Such a [Read more]
The longer a resolution to the Ukraine conflict drags on and the more persistently Kiev avoids carrying out the Minsk agreement, the more often the topic of a special U.S. role in the disentanglement of this political-military adventure crops up. Why isn’t Kiev carrying out the agreement by the “Normandy Four?” [Read more]
The current bombing of Yemen, initiated by Saudi Arabia under the pretext of the necessity of putting the rebel-ousted president of this ill-fated country back in his rightful place, has the U.S. State Department’s complete understanding. Psaki herself informed the public that the Saudis’ actions were lawful and [Read more]
We will take the delivery of arms to Ukraine as a signal for appropriate actions. [Read more]
The Minsk agreement by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany has raised the hopes of many that a peaceful settlement is nigh in Ukraine. All the more so after its approval at the U.N. Security Council. But a complete resolution of the conflict is still far off. And not only because the ceasefire is still being broken. [Read more]
<b>Under the Star-Spangled Banner</b>
Here’s an area of inquiry for political journalists, it would seem: A column of American tanks with American flags crawls through the center of Estonia’s Narva, 90 percent of the population of which is ethnically Russian ... Occupation? War? Apparently not; the soldiers of [Read more]
U.S. President Barack Obama has confirmed for the whole world what Russia made repeated reference to in connection with the events in Ukraine: Washington was directly involved in the preparation of a coup in Kiev.
The American leader relayed this open secret without the slightest embarrassment; on the contrary, [he [Read more]
The day before the “Minsk meeting,” at the highest level, to settle the situation in Ukraine, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev gave an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta.” In Nikolai Platonovich’s opinion, the U.S. has decided to overcome the financial/economic crisis that began in 2008 the [Read more]
But is this petty personal umbrage really more important than the memory of what the USSR, U.S. and other members of the anti-Hitler coalition were able to accomplish 70 years ago? [Read more]
The ruble exchange rate with respect to the dollar and oil prices is probably the most-discussed economic topic today, but if the decline of the ruble against the dollar can somehow be explained by our regulators' not-so-successful monetary policy, the causes of the decline in oil prices on the world market clearly lie [Read more]
Russia and the U.S. have more important things to do than settle scores. [Read more]
The year 2014 will go down in history as the year of a sharp downturn in relations between Russia and the West. The modifier “sharp” describes the qualitative change of the dimensions of mistrust in both scope and depth. The mistrust — not only toward the actions of the adversary, who is at all levels [Read more]
It’s not often one has occasion to envy North Korea. It’s the most persecuted country in the world; it’s brought into comparison when one wants to insult and humiliate. The most severe sanctions, the grimmest image. Yet Russians could envy the [North Korean] DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) this week: [Read more]
Do you hear the contacts cracking and the land heaving? Humanity is molting, shedding the dead skin in which the high and mighty have imprisoned it. The American “city on a hill,” the symbol of American messianism and dominance over the world; this city is quaking, and it looks like it’s become infested. The [Read more]
A “KP” special correspondent, having observed the Euromaidan in Kiev, has depicted what is happening behind the scenes of the Black Maidan in the U.S. [Read more]
The loss not only of an enormous amount of money but of all the indisputable advantages of international cooperation in space is inevitable. [Read more]
According to commentators, the situation surrounding Novorossiya is worsening once again.The ceasefire is not being observed, the resolution on the creation of a demilitarized zone was never implemented, and full-scale fighting could resume at any moment. Against this background, Western countries are preparing to [Read more]
At the Valdai [International] Discussion Club, Vladimir Putin once again held court. If one views what took place from a position of it being advantageous for a journalist, he did not disappoint. One may judge this by the cornucopia of scathing material devoted to his invectives against the United States.
Vladimir Putin’s speech at the Valdai Club in Sochi was of a conceptual nature. It was carefully thought out with respect to the fundamental aspects of Russia’s current relations with the West. Putin delivered his entire lineup of arguments for his supporters and propagandists. Chief among them: Russia has done [Read more]
Franz Klintsevich, deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Defense, is confident: Our country is prepared to repel any attack from Ukraine, the West and NATO. But the mass “purges” of the population in the southeast by “independent” Ukraine give cause to predict the appearance of weapons there in the future, [Read more]
The main principle of this policy is that even the most bloody and heinous crime is not a crime if it’s done in the name of U.S. interests. [Read more]
Lately, the forced introduction of Western values is painfully reminiscent of similar communist methods used by the Soviet regime. [Read more]
Vladimir Churov, head of Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC), said he is shocked by the U.S. decision not to recognize the elections in Crimea. In response, he proposed reviewing the legitimacy of elections in certain parts of the U.S.
Yesterday, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State Marie [Read more]
No, come on now, this is ridiculous. It’s not even that it’s ridiculous. It’s a complete farce. U.S. President Barack Obama announced today for the whole world to hear that the U.S. Air Force will soon launch strikes against militants from the Islamic State in Syria. I remember sitting in a cafe in Damascus [Read more]
Like any normal person, I have been looking on in horror at the bombardment of Novorossiya, the destroyed homes, weeping women, and streams of thousands of refugees from Ukraine to Russia.
Sooner or later, wars end in peace, but both sides simply will not be reconciled. The most practical solution is autonomy for [Read more]
I associate my very first steps in the study of Latvian not with the poems of Janis Rainis, but with a little black girl. The memory is preserved to this day by a story from my textbook about a pug-nosed little girl who had come to a shoe store with her mother for new sandals. The sandals, which the woman had slaved [Read more]
The Europeans are not only arguing among themselves about just how much damage sanctions have already done to Russia, but they are also attempting to ask visitors from Russia: Have you felt deprived? The chill of impending darkness? Which sanctions ended up being the most painful? Perhaps the restrictions on the [Read more]
When the Cuban missile crisis broke out, I was already an adult. I had already been out of school for three years and was working at the “Hammer and Sickle.” I remember that time well.
Now they say that back then the world was on the brink of nuclear war. I believe it.
But outwardly, the statesmen of that time [Read more]
In October 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to U.S. President Barack Obama, who had taken office in January of the same year. Here’s the explanation for why it was given: “For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Obama promised to reject a [Read more]
The Cold War ended more than 20 years ago, and equal partnership is the only serious way to solve international problems today. [Read more]
Those who bow to the U.S. have found themselves in an awkward position once again. [Read more]
The senile decrepitude of empires is no less bitter and ignominious than human decrepitude. And the scandal over the NSA has strongly contributed to the senescence of the U.S. [Read more]
The fear of death and nonbelief in eternal life is the fundamental trait imposed on us by American civilization. [Read more]
What does the surveillance of trustworthy European citizens have to do with the mission before the NSA — the fight against terrorism? [Read more]
Looking at the reaction of the markets, it becomes clear that the majority of investors did not truly believe — and will not believe — in a U.S. default. [Read more]
America has lost the role of world moral leader. [Read more]
In Kiev, I was told the following joke: “When will Ukraine join Europe? After Turkey. And when will Turkey join Europe? Never.” The Europeans are in no hurry to incorporate Ukraine into the European Union; they do not want to come into conflict with Russia. But the U.S. is trying to radicalize the situation. By [Read more]
Now, with a nod from Ukraine’s liberals, Washington has a unique chance to bring Ukraine under its control by installing a government in Kiev that is dependent on American interests. [Read more]
I want to emphasize that the U.S. is clearly interfering in the affairs of a sovereign state and, moreover, very obviously expressing support for one of the sides of the conflict. [Read more]
The introduction of a bill to Congress — by two respected lawmakers from the Republican and Democratic parties — that expands the effect of the "Magnitsky List" to other countries is nothing more than yet another attempt by a part of the American political elite to assert its dominance over the world. Only instead [Read more]
Once again, an atmosphere of trans-Atlantic scandal, generated by the disclosure of America’s unchecked spying, is heating up. In Europe, on the eve of a much anticipated speech on Friday, by President Barack Obama on the reform of U.S. intelligence services, fears have grown that hopes for a real change to this [Read more]
Russia’s Eurasian project is a real wake-up call for the West, first and foremost for the U.S. [Read more]
Obama carefully selected the delegation that will represent the U.S. at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi and intentionally included three homosexual athletes. As conceived, this is supposed to express the attitude of the U.S. toward the "anti-gay" laws in Russia. [Read more]
Everyone is already used to the fact that it is McCain’s unique and inimitable style to annoy Moscow by any means possible. [Read more]
The United States is all worked up. If not a single bit of filth on Russia gets announced over the course of a day, then it may as well have passed in vain.
This time, they have accused Russian diplomats working in the United States of fraud.
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara — [Read more]
<i>The American television channel did away with responses by Vitaly Churkin that it did not like.</i>
The scandal caused by the treatment of White House press photographers and obstacles hindering them from carrying out their professional duties has not subsided yet, but a new one has already erupted. This time, [Read more]
The policy of promoting democracy, including Russia's demonization, harms America’s national security interests. In the spirit of pragmatism, now is the time for substantial changes. [Read more]
As of yet, there have been neither elections nor visible successes in Ukraine, yet the U.S. has already taken control over Ukrainian gas. The Washington Post reports that Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, has been appointed to the board of directors of Ukraine’s largest private gas company. [Read more]
The U.S. and other Western countries are reacting loudly and emotionally to the evolution of the situation in Ukraine, giving priority to criticism of and opposition to the stance Moscow has taken. The actual facts fade into the background in the process, as these countries’ desire to ram their viewpoints through no [Read more]
<i>The authorities in the United States are tooting their own horn: Since they legalized the sale of soft drugs there, their tax revenues have increased and real estate has gone up in value. In short, an all-around boon. But can one really make money on someone else’s misfortune and justify sins with profit?</i> [Read more]
Today, the founding fathers of Donbass, Kharkiv and Lugansk — obviously, to the delight of the U.S. Department of State — can rewrite the 1776 document almost word for word, substituting only A.V. Turchynov for the British king in the text. [Read more]
Of course, having arrived in Europe for a meeting with its leaders, Barack Obama was obliged to make an announcement about Russia’s "punishment." It was important to show who the high man on the European totem pole is, but his real concern lies elsewhere: to hightail it out of Afghanistan, lick the wounds of [Read more]
Journalists from Germany, Britain and France began to use the word 'Nazis' in their stories in reference to Kiev’s militants, but the Americans continued not to notice them. [Read more]
Does the American President, Mr. Barack Obama, know about this? Or is he okay with his staff taking the Goebbels-Hitler path of provocation toward unleashing a new world war? [Read more]
In Russia there is no potential for supporting protests using reptilian, craven and venal authorities. There are no such authorities! [Read more]
The Americans warned us so emphatically not to move troops into Ukraine that they basically left us no choice… [Read more]
The question of who is the primary fighter against international terrorism might seem naive to a person who believes that President Obama speaks the truth in his speeches. Judging by the declarations that the Washington administration regularly excretes from its bowels, there is no force in the world capable of [Read more]
In a relatively recent conversation with the press, Vladimir Putin paraphrased Karamzin’s famous expression: “If you scratch every Russian hard enough, you’ll find a Tatar.”*
And how many variants have come from that expression! But when the nation’s president uttered that very same adage, it cleared the air [Read more]
The preliminary voting results in the election of the “president” of Ukraine have been published. Oligarch Petro Poroshenko won, having beaten all opponents by a large margin. Yulia Tymoshenko, the most influential opposition leader for many years, was unable to pose a serious challenge to him.
The infamous [Read more]
The masters of the world gathered yesterday in Brussels for the G7 summit. I watched the display intently, together with perhaps hundreds of millions of viewers.
Obama, resting his cheek on his hand, dressed in a modest chocolate brown jacket, free in his movements in the American manner, thin — which is always a [Read more]
When the Islamist International, bred and raised by the “Friends of Syria,” whose primary friend has been the United States, launched a brilliant maneuver in expanding the front 180 degrees and gaining vast territory that formerly belonged to pro-American Iraq, the most astonishing thing about it was that no one [Read more]
Academic, politician and presidential adviser Sergey Glazyev believes the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is a U.S.-controlled criminal organization, reports RIA Novosti.
“Today, the SBU is a criminal organization and its leadership is wholly controlled by the American intelligence services. That is, it is an [Read more]
The United States, continuing to spur the Kiev regime it brought to power toward the continuation of civil war, is bathing in the blood of the Ukrainian people, believing it is thus underpinning itself in the role of world leader. [Read more]
It has become clear that the U.S. is seriously going about preparing a revolution inside Russia. [Read more]
When the Cuban missile crisis broke out, I was already an adult. I had already been out of school for three years and was working at the “Hammer and Sickle.” I remember that time well.
Now they say that back then the world was on the brink of nuclear war. I believe it.
But outwardly, the statesmen of that time [Read more]