Mar 23 10:52

Trump assailed for phoning Putin, but feting blood-soaked Saudi dictator is OK

Donald Trump sparked outrage this week in the US over his congratulatory phone call to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on his re-election. But his obscene indulgence of a Saudi despot in the White House hardly ruffled any concern.
How disconnected from reality can you get?

Mar 23 10:52

Russia: Chemical warfare drill begins in Kursk

Russian military personnel from the radiation, chemical and biological defence corps carried out successful clean-up drills at the Marshal Zhukov range in Kursk Region on Thursday.

In a simulation, a tactical ballistic missile OTR-21 Tochka hit the infrastructure and command posts of the terrorists who returned fire with high-precision missiles.

The troops covered OTR-21 Tochka with thermal smoke while radiation, chemical and biological defence troops conducted reconnaissance of the contaminated area.

After mapping the contamination zone, Thermal TMS-65D machines alongside radiation, chemical and biological defence troops, cleaned up the area and contaminated equipment.

Mar 23 10:10

Congress Snuck Sanctions Against Russia, Russian Allies and Americans With Russian Ties Into Omnibus

Congress critters snuck a host of sanctions against Russia into their crooked omnibus bill, including rules which would punish American citizens on "certain financial boards" for daring to do business with certain Russian allies.

Mar 23 09:28

Kremlin: UK’s Brilliant Political Heritage Degraded Under Hostile Policy

London has abandoned its "immense" political traditions and the culture of dispute in favor of a "predictably hostile" policy, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with RT news channel.

UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has accused Russia of being behind this month’s nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Asked how Moscow should respond to the UK’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, he told it to "go away and shut up."

Commenting on the UK’s culture of dispute, Peskov told RT it was getting "lower and lower." "What we see is the country of Byron and Shakespeare, the country of Conan-Doyle, the country that used to be a brilliant empire with immense political traditions of diplomacy and so on and so forth, it turned into a country where politicians are making, let me humbly say, irresponsible statements," he said.

Mar 23 09:27

Despite Supporting UK in Skripal Case, EU Didn't Hurry to See 'Smoking Gun'

While UK Prime Minister Theresa May has urged EU leaders to recognize Russia as the perpetrator in the alleged attack on former spy Sergei Skripal, her allies in Brussels appear to be reluctant to judge the matter before receiving the evidence.

It seems that even European allies realize that the United Kingdom was quick to accuse Russia of Skripal’s poisoning, albeit they did approve May’s statement that it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the attack and said that there was no "plausible alternative explanation."

The EU has also recalled its ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer for consultations in Brussels. Speaking on the envoy's recall at a summit in Brussels on Friday, President of EU Commission Donald Tusk said it was an "extraordinary measure," which had never been taken before.

Mar 23 09:26

Austria Not Expelling Russian Diplomats Over Skripal Case - Chancellor Kurz

Austria will not expel Russian diplomats amid the international scandal over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday.

"The Russian diplomats will not be expelled from Austria," Kurz said upon arrival at the EU summit in Brussels.

Mar 23 09:22

Donald Trump's national security adviser pick John Bolton on North Korea, Russia and Iran

John Bolton, who has been named by US President Donald Trump as his new national security adviser, has a history of taking hardline positions on foreign policy.

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Okay John, here's your rifle...

Mar 23 09:16

EU recalls Russia envoy, backs UK belief Moscow ‘highly likely’ responsible for Skripal poisoning

EU leaders see “no plausible alternative explanation” for the Skripal poisoning and are set to recall their ambassador to Russia for consultations, pressured by the UK to hold the Kremlin responsible for it without due process.

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Great Britain and the EU are trying to "Iraq" Russia, building a case that Russia has chemical weapons of mass destruction and must be attacked now to stop Russia from using chemical weapons on ... someone.

My concern here is that for this to succeed, there will have to be a false-flag chemical weapons attack on a wide scale, to be blamed on Russia.

Mar 23 08:57

UK Court Allows Blood Samples to be Taken from Skripals for OPCW Testing

Moscow has repeatedly demanded that London should abide by the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and provide Russia with access to the samples of the nerve-agent which was allegedly used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Mar 23 08:55

UK Prime Minister Announces Nerve Agent Type in Skripal Poisoning Investigation

Skripal and his daughter have been in hospital in a critical condition since March 4 and are being treated for exposure to what the UK experts believe to be the A234 nerve agent. The UK side claimed that this substance was related to the Novichok class nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of orchestrating the attack on the former intelligence officer and expelled 23 Russian diplomats as a punitive measure.

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To discover if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what should be there and isn't is a MOTIVE for Putin to do this at this particular time, just before his election, just before the World Cup, years after Skripal betrayed his country.

Putin gains nothing.

The Russophobes gain more Russia-bashing!

Mar 23 08:26

Putin: Germans Should Not Be Forced to Hate Themselves Over Their Past

Germans should not be forced to "self-chastise and flagellate themselves" over their past, Russian President Vladimir Putin told state broadcaster Vesti News last week.

"I don't know how it seems to you and how the viewers will take my words but I have a feeling that there is no hatred of the Russian people for Germany, for the Germans," Putin said.

Mar 22 21:36

LIVE: Russian Ambassador to UK speaks in London following diplomats’ expulsion

LIVE: Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko holds a press conference in London after the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the country over the Sergei Skripal poisoning case.

Mar 22 19:43

Trump Dossier 2018: Double Agent

In light of Trump's continuing betrayal of US patriots who voted for him, stuck with through thick and thing during the contested election, the Russian collusion lie ... we now have a growing list of Trump double-crosses: the retirement of dozens of Republicans in the Senate, Congress; the CIA infiltration in the electorate; Jerusalem to be capital of Israel; US troops in Syria, WWIII against Russia; Pompeo to the State Department, Bolton to the NSC; 2nd Amendment rights eviscerated in the new budget (#omnibus2018); I now think that he was a ringer all along, the Russian collusion story just a distraction from a darker agenda for honest US citizens and Christians.

Mar 22 17:56

'Highly likely' Russia behind attack - EU leaders

EU leaders have agreed with the UK government that it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the nerve agent attack in the UK.

In a statement, the European Council of EU leaders agreed "there is no plausible alternative explanation".

Mar 22 11:47


With these words, Colonel-General Rudskoy, the head of the Main Headquarters of the General Staff of the Russian Federation (the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff) turned to all beloved and deeply respected America.

Today, a meeting of the Ministry of Defense of Russia was held, at which Rudskoy made the following speech:

"Even earlier, a few days ago, Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian General Staff, made an open statement to all the world's media.

In his address, Comrade Gerasimov said that Russia is aware of the impending sabotage in the Eastern Guta region. The opposition, controlled by a coalition led by the United States, is preparing to use the world's banned chemical weapons.

Mar 22 10:47

Why Russia's Military Edge Reassures

Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, shoots from the lip and never misses. She calls the whole shenanigans out of Britain concerning the alleged spy-poisoning affair for what it is – a “grandiose provocation”.
Bang on target. Spare the words and head-wrecking argumentation.

On a recent Russian TV debate show, 60 Minutes, the feisty and articulate Zakharova not only summed up the farce of the latest British propaganda stunt. She put it in the context of several other similar provocations, from allegations against Russia over Ukrainian aggression to the Olympics doping scandal.

They are indeed all "grandiose provocations" that are hardly worth deliberating on. So baseless and fatuous are these claims leveled by Washington and London in particular.

Mar 22 10:17

Jake Tapper Hits Back At Trump: He’s Nastier To Me And Don Lemon Than He Is To Putin

CNN’s Jake Tapper wants to know why President Donald Trump keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin a free pass.

“President Trump to this day has said nastier things publicly about me, Don Lemon, Chuck Todd, Meryl Streep and the cast of ‘Hamilton’ than he has of former KGB operative and current human rights repressor Vladimir Putin,” Tapper said.

Trump earlier this week was reportedly given an all-caps note saying “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” before a phone call with Putin after the Russian leader won a re-election many dismissed as a sham.

He congratulated him anyway.

Trump is reportedly angry over that detail leaking out of the West Wing.

Mar 22 10:09

Russia is fighting a lethal enemy

London’s boorish behaviour has resulted in a fiery reaction within Russia – from indignation to jokes about “Little Britain”. Sadly, such derision is not the best possible answer. For we are dealing with a threat that is far from comical, and the entire history of relations between Russia and Britain is proof of that.

Great Britain’s behaviour in the Skripal affair is openly provocative: accusations against Russia, a recommendation to “put a sock in it”, declarations about Putin’s personal involvement. All of this, of course, is causing indignation in Russia.

But if it is possible to understand our civil society’s indignation, deriding Britain and her elites is totally incorrect. Discourse about “Little Britain”, about how “Lil’ England” has lost its influence and is slandering Russia in an impotent rage look strange. All of this is not even suitable as banal retaliatory propaganda, seeing as it is a distortion of reality.

Mar 22 09:39

EU president Jean-Claude Juncker congratulates Putin on re-election and calls for positive relations with Russia

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has wished Vladimir Putin “every success” and congratulated him on his re-election, breaking ranks as other countries call for answers following the Salisbury poisoning.

In a letter to the Russian president Mr Juncker said he had always argued that “positive relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation are crucial to the security of our continent”.

The EU chief’s warm message comes a day after EU leaders at the European Council called on Russia to hand over details of its alleged nerve agent programme to help with the investigation into the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, which the British government says it is certain Russia was behind.

Mar 22 09:38

Germany, France Reject UK-Proposed Russia Sanctions Over Skripal Case

Germany and France were the first to speak at the EU foreign ministers’ meeting against the UK proposal to impose anti-Russia sanctions in the wake of claims that Moscow was responsible for the nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal, a European diplomatic source told Sputnik Wednesday.

On Monday, the 28 EU foreign ministers met in Brussels to discuss a number of key international issues, as well as the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Following the meeting, the EU Foreign Affairs Council issued a statement saying that it "takes extremely seriously" the United Kingdom's position on Russia's involvement in the poisoning incident.

Mar 22 09:33

Ukrainian Trace Found in Cambridge Analytica Data Mining Scandal

The scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica's use and analysis of Facebook users' personal information without permission has taken an intriguing turn, just as the social media giant's CEO confirmed that the company failed to establish any connection between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

Cambridge Analytica parent company Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) was used by the Ukrainian government for "localized communications campaigns" to assist Kiev's efforts to try to win back control of eastern Ukraine's breakaway Donbass region, a detailed investigation by British TV broadcaster Channel 4 has revealed.

"The final project report was delivered to the President of Ukraine…this report was pivotal in later national decisions," the company said.

Mar 22 09:32

'Sack Clown' Boris: Johnson's Hitler-Russia Comparison Angers Social Media Users

Social media users have joined the Kremlin spokesperson in condemning the comment by the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has compared the upcoming the World Cup in Russia to the 1936 Olympics under Hitler.

"It is absolutely outrageous statement, it does not fit the Foreign Minister of the country… It is undoubtedly offensive and unacceptable," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the UK Foreign Sec agreed with a Labour lawmaker who likened the World Cup hosted by Russia this summer to Adolf Hitler's use of the 1936 Olympics for political purposes.

Mar 22 09:30

Fearing Russia 101: UK news service for kids says Putin may be ‘most dangerous leader since Hitler’

In case pupils in the UK don’t understand the headlines on Russia and its president, a special publication for kids explains how “toxic Putin” is poisoning the West, without bothering to distinguish between fact and allegation.

The Day, a news website that produces short articles about current affairs meant to be used as teaching aids in British schools, has offered students two alternatives to believe about Vladimir Putin: he is either Europe’s “most dangerous leader since Hitler,” or a puffed up figure attacking other nations out of weakness.

Mar 22 09:29

Trump, King Salman To “Make Russia Pay”

President of the United States Donald Trump intends to propose the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, to offer “joint ways to make Russia pay.”

This was stated in regard to Russia’s policy in Syria.

Mar 22 09:29

SBU Arrests Nadia Savchenko Right In The Rada

The SBU has arrested Savchenko in the meeting hall of the Rada
They read out the charge against deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Savchenko during the session. The SBU detained her right in the parliament building.

“Based on the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on March 22, 2018 on the removal from the People’s Deputy Nadia Savchenko from her parliamentary immunity, there is the granting of permission to bring to justice for criminal responsibility, detention and the selection of preventive measures,” investigator Tomusyak said.

He added that Savchenko was detained on suspicion of committing crimes. It is worth noting that the war criminal was arrested exactly on the second anniversary of the verdict handed down to her in the Russian Federation.

Mar 22 09:07

Russian MFA summons all ambassadors to a meeting on Skripal case

Briefing by Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov, Moscow, March 21, 2018

Mar 21 20:07

TRUMP Rips Into “Crazed” Media, Says “Getting Along With Russia Is A Good Thing”

Wednesday afternoon, President Trump attacked the “crazed” media for their continued attacks over his phone call with Putin. Trump called attention to the fact that Obama, too, congratulated Putin back in 2012. The Gateway Pundit reported on the media ignoring not only the fact that Obama congratulated Putin in 2012, but went above and beyond that, promising the the Russian president he would show him “flexibility” after he won his own election.

President Trump stood confident in his diplomatic call, taking to twitter he declared, “The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing…….”

Mar 21 14:59

Donald Trump SLAMS Russophobes ‘Getting along with Russia is a good thing”

Trump was criticized for congratulating Putin…in other words…doing his job

Mar 21 11:57

Stay focused Brexiters – Russia is not the enemy

Better to live free for a day in a Britain full of rogue killers than to live a thousand years as the slaves of Brussels

Mar 21 11:52

30 Questions Journalists Should Be Asking About Skripal Case

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. This is why it is crucial for questions to be asked where, as yet, there are either no answers or deeply unsatisfactory ones.

Mar 21 09:41

Sweden Unveils Plans For 'Total Societal Mobilization' Against Russia

In yet another sign of what Russia expert Stephen Cohen has described as the escalating New Cold War, non-NATO aligned Sweden is initiating detailed plans to ready itself for total societal mobilization in response to military attack from a major external power. As Aaron Mehta points out in his exclusive for Defense News entitled Fortress Sweden: Inside the plan to mobilize Swedish society against Russia, that major external power is none other than Russia, whose heavily militarized port of Kaliningrad lies a little over 220 miles across the ocean from Sweden.

Mar 21 09:23

Russia Is Hoarding Gold At The Fastest Pace In 12 Years

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has been increasing its holdings of gold every month since March 2015. The country is currently the sixth-largest gold owner after the United States, Germany, Italy, France and China.

According to the CBR, gold reserves spiked to $455.2 billion between March 2 and 9 hitting a historic high not seen since September 2014.

Mar 21 09:20

Tons of human remains found in warehouse in Zaporozhye, Ukraine

In the industrial zone of Zaporozhye in an abandoned warehouse, the law enforcement officers found tons of medical waste and human remains. According to the Ukrainian media, people found the warehouse by an unpleasant smell, which spread even despite the minus temperature.

In the abandoned building the were broken glasses and no security. According to the SBU, in total 4 tons of garbage were stored in the warehouse, among which – one and a half tons of biomaterials left after operations, including from institutions working with pathogens of tuberculosis. Along with that, utilized medical instruments, equipment containing mercury and heavy metals were found.

The territory of the warehouse belongs to the firm, which was supposed to take out the waste from medical institutions. The company said that the waste was ready to be disposed, but the court seized the property before the New Year.

Mar 21 09:04

US threatens to sanction European firms involved in Russian gas project

The US State Department has issued a warning over probable penalties against corporations engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming that the Russian project undermines energy security in Europe.

Mar 21 08:59

Russiagate Comes to England

I don’t know what happened in Salisbury England on March 4th, but it appears that the British government doesn’t know either. Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech before Parliament last Monday was essentially political, reflecting demands that she should “do something” in response to the mounting hysteria over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. After May’s presentation there were demands from Parliamentarians for harsh measures against Russia, reminiscent of the calls for action emanating from the U.S. Congress over the allegations relating to what has been called Russiagate.

Mar 21 08:55

Russia roasts State Department shill Samantha Power - 19.01.2017

Mar 21 08:44

US Planning a Terrorist False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria: Russia Says It Will Respond

Events in Syria increasingly resemble a direct confrontation between major powers rather than a proxy war. Lavrov’s words, delivered a few days ago, reveal the critical phase of international relations the world is going through, with a potentially devastating conflict ready to ignite in the Middle East region.

Mar 21 08:36

Top nuclear commander says Russia and China are developing high-speed hypersonic weapons and America can't defend against them

A top nuclear commander warned that the US should add more nuclear weapons to its arsenal because Russia and China are actively developing a new high-speed hypersonic weapon.

US Air Force general John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command, said Tuesday that Russia and China are 'aggressively pursuing' hypersonic weapons, a type of nuclear missile that flies a a very high speed.

According to Hyten, the US doesn't have any type of nuclear weapon that can defend against a hypersonic missile so he suggests the country get to work.

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That, of course, means more money for the military!

Mar 21 08:33

George Galloway delivers bombastic blast on Sergei Skripal

Mar 21 08:32

'A DISGRACE!' LBC host SCREWS UP & bins Jean-Claude Juncker's 'nauseating' letter to Putin

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker has been heavily criticised for his “nauseating” letter to Vladimir Putin to congratulate the Russian president on his election victory.

Mar 21 08:31

UK-Russia: May warns Putin 'there is MORE to come' as tensions SOAR

BRITAIN is clamping down on the on private jet passengers flying into the country as part of the response to the salisbury nerve gas attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to security chiefs.

Mar 21 08:31

BEX ALERT - May’s crackdown on Putin ‘hampered by wealth Russians in UK’

Mrs May announced last week plans to expel 23 Russia diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4.

Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement as tensions between Moscow and London soar as the Prime Minister takes a hard line over the attack.

Nigel Gould-Davies, an associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at the Chatham House think tank, warned Mrs May's options are limited as a result the high number of wealthy Russians living in the UK and the consequent benefits for the UK’s economy.

Mr Gould-Davies said: “Russia is a skilful and growing threat to the UK, yet Russia's elite uses the UK, like no other country, to legitimate and protect its wealth.

Mar 21 08:23

White House claims it doesn’t dictate how other countries operate

The White House is refusing to comment on the legitimacy of the recent Russian elections because it doesn’t dictate how other countries operate, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.

“We’re focused on our elections,” Sanders said. “We don’t get to dictate how other countries operate.

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Mar 21 08:17

Paul Craig Roberts: War Is On The Horizon

How else do we interpret the announcement by General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, that

“we have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria. They are preparing a series of chemical munitions explosions. This fact will be used to blame the government forces. The components to produce chemical munitions have been already delivered to the southern de-escalation zone under the guise of humanitarian convoys of a number of NGOs.

The provocations will be used as a pretext by the United States and its allies to launch strikes on military and government infrastructure in Syria.”

Don’t expect to hear anything about this in the totally discredited Western presstitute media, which is a propaganda ministry for war.

Mar 21 08:16

Trump voices concerns to Putin over new Russian armaments - report

US President Donald Trump expressed concerns over new Russian armaments in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, The New York Times reported citing sources in the US administration.

During their call, "a senior official said, Mr. Trump told Mr. Putin he had been concerned by a recent speech in which Mr. Putin talked about Russia developing an "invincible" intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses," the report said.

The US leader also "raised the nuclear threat" in phone conversations with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the paper.

Mar 21 08:12

Britain Planning Secret Cyberattack on Russia?

US-dominated NATO is waging political and economic war on Russia, things potentially heading for somethings far more serious because the Kremlin fails to take effective countermeasures.

Diplomacy doesn’t work with Washington and its rogue allies. Pursuing it is a sign of Russian weakness, not strength, encouraging the West to push harder against Moscow – a dangerous situation worsened by the US/UK-orchestrated Skripal affair.

Is cyberattacking Russia the next shoe to drop? According to an unnamed high-level UK official, Theresa May-led Tories may launch a secret cyberattack against Moscow in response to the alleged poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter the Kremlin had nothing to do with – a joint operation with Washington if initiated.

America calls the shots. Britain and other NATO countries follow its lead, going along with its imperial agenda, including Cold War 2.0 hostility toward Russia.

Mar 21 08:06

US Raises White Flag, Wants Talks With Russia Over Arms Race

When you are 10 years behind behind the competition, making a deal is probably your best move ...

One can say with certainty that Vladimir Putin’s presentation of Russia’s new weapons systems during his Address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March has finally elicited the desired response from its target audience in Washington, D.C. In that presentation, Putin spoke about strategic weapons systems employing cutting-edge technology that, he claimed, is more than a decade ahead of US and other competition.


Mar 21 07:51

Britain may be behind attack on Skripal's daughter: Russia foreign ministry

A Russian Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday that Britain may be behind a chemical attack on Yulia Skripal, daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

"Logic suggests that there are only two possible things," Vladimir Yermakov, head of the ministry's non-proliferation and arms control department, told a meeting with foreign ambassadors based in Moscow.

"Either the British authorities are not able to provide protection from such a, let's say, terrorist attack on their soil, or they, whether directly or indirectly, I am not accusing anyone, have orchestrated an attack on a Russian citizen", Yermakov said.

Mar 20 17:15

Turns Out “Novichkov” Isn’t a Russian Chemical Weapon...The UK Lied Through Its Teeth

As a response to London's exile of 23 Russian diplomats, 23 British diplomats will also have to leave Moscow. But Russia took it further this time. The British will have to close their Consulate in St. Petersburg, along with the British Council in Moscow. Maria Zakharova visited our headquarters earlier today.

Mar 20 15:46

Corbyn risks fresh backlash by saying he can 'do business' with Putin and repeating call for Russia to be handed sample of Salisbury nerve agent

Jeremy Corbyn today risked reigniting the row over his soft stance on Russia by insisting he could still 'do business' with Vladimir Putin.

The Labour leader repeated his call for the UK to give Moscow a nerve agent sample from the Salisbury attack - suggesting that would allow them to say 'categorically' whether they were responsible.

Even though Mr Corbyn also stressed that 'all fingers point' towards Russia's involvement, the comments will again infuriate Labour MPs.

They will also fuel speculation of a split between the leader and his close ally John McDonnell, who struck a notably tougher tone over the weekend by suggesting the attack on Serge Skripal and daughter Yulia was 'highly likely' to be a state-backed assassination attempt.

Mar 20 11:15

"No Patients Have Experienced Symptoms Of Nerve Agent Poisoning In Salisbury"

The London Times reported on March 14th that 40 people in Salisbury needed treatment because of poisoning. A reader's letter to the paper written by "Steven Davies - Consultant in emergency medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust" disputes that report. (The NHS database lists Davies, GMC membership number 4122151, as specialist in accident and emergency services at the Salisbury District Hospital.) The letter seems to say that none of the hospital's patients were effected by "nerve agents" at all:

Sir, Further to your report "Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment", Mar 14), may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only been ever been three patients with significant poisoning.

Mar 20 11:09

Russia’s Reaction to the Insults of the West is Political Suicide

The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, particularly since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying. Especially by the UK. Starting with PM May, who outright accused Russia of using chemical weapons (CW) on UK grounds, without delivering any evidence. Strangely, there is no indication where Skripal and his daughter are, in which hospital the pair is being treated, no poison analysis is being published, they cannot be visited; there is absolutely no evidence of the substance they allegedly have been poisoned with – do Sergei and Yulia actually exist as victims of a poison attack?

Mar 20 11:08

Zakharova Tells Who Is Really Behind The Salisbury Anti-Russian Campaign

Mar 20 10:39

Shocking EU Reforms: Ukraine’s Public Debt Doubles In 4 Years, While Personal Incomes Halve

The Ukrainian economy is in a catastrophic state after four years of “euro-reforms,” said ??Viktor Medvedchuk, head of the public movement “Ukrainian Choice – People’s Right.”

“At the end of 2013. Ukraine’s state and publicly guaranteed debt was 40% of GDP, and by the end of 2017 it had more than doubled, exceeding 80% of GDP. In 2013, Ukraine’s GDP per capita was more than $ 4,075, and in 2016 decreased to $ 2221.

Mar 20 10:38

Ukraine Shows “Incomprehensible Laser Weapon” From Russia [Video]

The Ukrainian military has complained of an “incomprehensible device,” which disables their drones.

“An incomprehensible laser device was recently found by our reconnaissance. At first it seems that this is a simple flare reflected on glass. However, when the light went out and then on again, our drone no longer behaved according to the pilot’s commands.”

Mar 20 09:03

Western Media Putin Bashing Following His Electoral Triumph

China’s Xi Jinping congratulated Putin for his overwhelming reelection triumph. So did Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and Bolivia’s Evo Morales.

Ahead of Sunday voting, London’s Guardian shamefully accused him of “stealing the Russian election,” adding Russia’s process “is an election in name only…a sham and a smokescreen…to confer democratic respectability on to a corrupt oligarchy.”

Scandalous remarks, the Guardian not alone. Other Western media turned truth on its head trashing Russia’s democratic process, calling Putin authoritarian, a dictator and other pejoratives.

Euronews cited convicted embezzler/Putin critic/Western favorite Alexey Navalny disinformation claims of ballot box stuffing, repeat voting and other (nonexistent) irregularities.

The NYT lied claiming turnout was “less than the Kremlin had sought.” It exceeded expectations.

“There was no real need for extensive rigging…because of Mr. Putin’s genuine popularity,” said the Times.

Mar 20 09:00

Merkel Claims Russia Must Prove Non-Involvement in Skripal Poisoning Case

Russia must prove that it has nothing with poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK city of Salisbury, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious earlier in March on a bench at a shopping center in Salisbury, England. Both of them remain in a critical condition and are being treated for exposure to a chemical. The incident has already resulted in a diplomatic crisis in the Russian-UK relations.

“We believe that there is strong evidence that Russia is involved in that [incident] and now Russia must prove that this is not true,” Merkel said on Monday after talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

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It is impossible to prove a negative. And with Great Britain refusing to allow anyone to analyze samples from the attack site, we are back to "trust us, we know what is going on" from the same government that gave us the dodgy dossier that helped sell the war on Iraq!

Mar 20 08:58

Macron takes on PUTIN: France refuses to recognise Russian election result in Crimea

FRANCE has said it does not recognise the results of the Russian presidential election held in the peninsula of Crimea, four years to the day after Moscow annexed the territory from Ukraine in a move that most of the world has slammed as illegal.

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They keep repeating this same lie. Crimea voted to leave Ukraine, a right guaranteed under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The west simply refused to recognize the results of the Crimean election and took the default position that Russia "stole" Ukraine.

That is like a guest at a wedding refusing to recognize the bride's right to marry the groom, therefore by default the groom has kidnapped and raped the bride.

The West has gotten into the very bad habit of only recognizing elections when they turn out the way the West wants!

Mar 20 08:29

Ukraine urges EU sanctions against former German Chancellor Schröder over links to Putin

UKRAINIAN foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin has urged the EU to level sanctions against former German Gerhard Schröder over his links to the Kremlin as he dubbed the 73-year-old “Putin’s most important lobbyist”.

Mar 20 08:25

Evidence before accusations: Austria asks for full-fledged Skripal investigation

It’s premature to pin the blame in the Skripal poisoning case without first conducting a proper investigation, Austria’s foreign minister has said. The UK has already picked Russia as a boogey man in the incident.

Speaking in Brussels on Monday, Karin Kneissl said that she viewed the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, as “abhorrent.” However, unlike its British counterparts, Austria wants to have the full picture before casting blame on someone specifically.

"Our position is: First there is the need to establish a full picture of events in joint cooperation with the Chemical agency [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)] and all those involved” the foreign minister said.

Mar 19 17:17


The Israeli army quietly conducted a military exercise last week that simulated a multi-front war where Russia intervened to prevent Israel from attacking Syria, Haaretz reports. According to Haaretz, the drill involved the top-ranking officers of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), as well as the headquarters staff of all the commands that would be required to successfully pursue a fight with Hezbollah, an Iranian-aligned militia based in Lebanon. Haaretz noted that Israel prepared for the scenario in which a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon would require the Israeli military to fight on other fronts — most likely Syria — where Hezbollah retains a significant military presence.

Mar 19 15:55

Poland To Expel Russian Diplomats, Follows Britain’s Lead

The Polish publication Gazeta Prawna, citing sources in the government, reports that in Warsaw they are considering the possibility of expelling Russian diplomats and imposing economic restrictions. In addition, sanctions may be imposed against the close circle of President Vladimir Putin.

The journalists found out that sanctions were supposed to be introduced last week, but decided to wait for the results of the presidential election first. The head of the Polish government, Mateusz Moravetski, has already held talks on this topic with British Prime Minister Theresa May. At the moment, Warsaw insists on sanctions against Russia at the level of the European Union, but is also ready for independent action.

Mar 19 14:23


Today the world celebrates the resounding 77% votes cast in favour of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Compliments from western warmongers are muted, ungracious and in the case of alien-owned (cough, cough) media downright insulting.

Mar 19 13:37

Channeling Goebbels: Guardian goes full fascist in its portrayal of Putin

In early 1935, the Nazis unleashed an anti-Bolshevik campaign which it initiated with a series of traveling exhibits on the dangers of world Communism. This poster comes from the exhibit in Karlsruhe, the capital city of the German state of Baden. But its imagery is found in almost all of the posters of this exhibit.

Here Bolshevism is represented as a huge red spider, whose head is the familiar grinning skull topped with the red star. Sitting in the Soviet Union, the legs of the spider can still reach out to threaten the entire world.
The Guardian rip-off of Josef Goebbels' Nazi propaganda even copied the red star associated with communist ideology. How stupid - Putin and today's Russia are as capitalistic as it gets.

Mar 19 13:22

Trey Gowdy: Trump Has Done More to Combat Russia Than Obama

Rep. Trey Gowdy made waves over the weekend when he completely blew up the Democrat line on Trump and Russia.

For months, we’ve heard nothing from the liberal press other than that Trump is soft on Russia, and is letting Vladimir Putin get his way in international affairs. We’ve also been told that Russia is working fervently to undermine American democracy while Trump fiddles with his thumbs and plays on Twitter.

Well, Gowdy put that narrative up against the wall and plugged it full of rhetorical bullets. Here’s what he said on Fox News Sunday when asked about Trump’s response to Russia:

“I think he’s done a hell of a lot better job than President Obama did. It wasn’t Donald Trump who laughed when Mitt Romney said Russia was our number one geopolitical enemy and it wasn’t President Trump who handed that awkward reset button to the Russians and it wasn’t President Trump who said on a hot mic, ‘I’ll have more flexibility in the second term.’ All of that was Obama.”

Mar 19 12:25

Report: Ukrainian pilot blamed by Russia for MH17 crash commits suicide

A Ukrainian military pilot accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines flight has committed suicide, according to a Ukrainian media report that cites the police.

Ukrainian media says 29-year-old Capt. Vladyslav Voloshyn shot himself at his home, but his death is being investigated under the "premeditated murder" section of the Ukrainian penal code. A military service pistol found at the scene is also being looked at.

According to the BBC, Voloshyn had been in charge of the Mykolaiv airport after leaving the airforce. Before that, he flew combat missions against Russian-backed rebels, and was described by Ukraine as a war hero. However, Russia accused him of shooting down MH-17 in 2014, an allegation he called a lie.

All of the 298 passengers and crew of the Malaysia Airlines flight were killed. An international probe found that a missile was fired from a rebel-controlled territory by a launcher trucked in from Russia. However, Russia has denied any involvement.

Mar 19 12:22

Ukraine: A female fixer on the front lines

For fixers, news stories are often personal.

They are locals, sometimes journalists themselves, who serve as guides for foreign correspondents.

Equipped with intimate local knowledge, they find stories, secure interviews, and translate for correspondents who may have little experience in the country they are reporting from.

Long after those correspondents have left, fixers remain in their communities.

If they become associated with a controversial story, the consequences can be severe - public backlash, imprisonment or worse - regardless of whether the fixer had any influence over how the story was told.

In 2017, 450 fixers and reporters were asked about their relationship for a survey by the Global Reporting Centre.

Mar 19 12:00

Scandal around Skripal case related to Syria - Russia’s Foreign Ministry

The anti-Russia scandal whipped up by the United Kingdom around the case of former GRU military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal has a connection to Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Rossiya’24 TV channel on Saturday.

"The world should have been shown somehow that in fact Russia is not a peacemaker, but it plays a some sort of own game. Immediately, a new spiral of anti-Russia campaign has surfaced embodied in statements of the UK prime minister," she said. "It is the first track linking these two stories (Russia’s activity in Syria and Skripal case - TASS)."

"The anti-Russian campaign is obvious," she said. "The second track is an alleged theme of chemical weapons.".

Mar 19 09:46

World Leaders Congratulate Putin on Re-Election

As the ballot counting is coming to an end, world leaders have started sending their congratulations to incumbent president Vladimir Putin, who has been re-elected for a fourth term by a large margin, according to preliminary results.

Special Message From China

Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who has been recently re-elected himself, was among the first to congratulate the president on his re-election. In his telegram, the Chinese head of state expressed readiness to work on the development of Russia-China relations.

"Currently, the comprehensive, strategic Russian-Chinese cooperation and partnership, are at an unprecedented high level, and have served as an example of a new type of international relations, based on mutual respect, equality and mutually beneficial cooperation," Xi said.

Mar 19 09:43

‘Dear friends, thank you’: Putin talks to supporters as preliminary results signal election victory

Vladimir Putin has addressed the crowd in his electoral campaign headquarters. Putin leads the elections with over 75 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.

He expressed gratitude to all his supporters and voters, stating that the election results clearly indicate that the people support his political course, despite the hard times Russia recently went through.

Mar 19 09:42

The farcical reality behind Theresa May’s “novichok” story

We already know UK PM Theresa May misrepresented the Russian law on executing terrorists in foreign lands, in order to bolster her currently evidence-free claims of Russian culpability in the poisoning of ex-MI6 employee Sergey Skripal. Her narrative remains, as of March 15, bald and unconvincing. But it seems things may be about to get even worse for her and what some see as her bid to “Falklandise” her flagging premiership. It seems the “nerve agent” she claims was used to attack Skripal and his daughter may not actually exist.

Mar 19 09:40

Vladimir Putin Wins Russia’s 2018 Elections, But CNN Won’t Have It

On March 18th, 2018, on the fourth anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia which revolutionized the chessboard of 21st century geopolitics, the Russian Federation held presidential elections which were marked by some if not surprising, then emphatic features.

As of 23:49 MSK, 88.17% of ballots have been processed. Russian President Vladimir Putin has won re-election with 76.36% of the vote according to Sputnik and RIA Novosti’s live counters and 76.34% according to RT’s data. According to Sputnik, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation’s candidate, Pavel Grudinin, came in second with 12.10%, the Liberal Democratic Party’s Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 5.87%, and the liberal candidate who mostly campaigned in the United States, Ksenia Sobchak, with 1.58%.

Mar 19 09:38

'I agree with May!' McDonnell turns AGAINST Corbyn Russia stance blaming PUTIN for attack

JEREMY Corbyn's response to the presumed Russia attack on British soil took another twist today as the Labour leader's top ally John McDonnell blamed Vladimir Putin for the incident and backed the UK Government.

Mar 19 09:36

'German Snowden': Former Bundeswehr Officer Asks for Political Asylum in RussiaCC0EUROPE

For Markus Bergfeld, whose children were allegedly taken away from the family and poisoned with psychotropic drugs, Russia is the last resort, the ex-German officer told the Russian newspaper Daily Storm.

German citizen Markus Bergfeld and his wife Sonja have applied for asylum in Russia. The Russian Embassy in Latvia confirmed the receipt of the application.

"The Bergfeld family, German citizens, have indeed sent a request to the consular department of the Russian embassy in Latvia to grant them asylum in the Russian Federation.The applicants were given corresponding explanations about the norms of Russian legislation with regard to this procedure," a spokesman for the diplomatic mission told Sputnik.

Mar 19 09:32

Dem Rep Swalwell ‘Worried’ Russians Will Retaliate for Sanctions By Interfering in 2018 Midterms to Help Trump

Friday on CNN’s “Wolf,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said he was worried the sanctions President Donald Trump imposed on Russia could cause them to retaliate by helping the Republican party in the November midterm elections.

Mar 19 09:25

War Is on the Horizon

Have Washington and its British vassal set a stage for testing whether Russia has the stomach for war?

How else do we interpret the announcement by General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, that “we have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria. They are preparing a series of chemical munitions explosions. This fact will be used to blame the government forces. The components to produce chemical munitions have been already delivered to the southern de-escalation zone under the guise of humanitarian convoys of a number of NGOs. The provocations will be used as a pretext by the United States and its allies to launch strikes on military and government infrastructure in Syria.” See here, here and here.

Mar 19 09:20

The most important part of Putin’s March 1st speech

If you look at western press and punditry as of late in regards to Russia or Putin (which, for some reason is basically the same in western MSM’s perceptions) or, more specifically, in regards to Putin’s address to Federal Assembly of Russia, you would inevitably get the impression that all he talked about was weapons. Russian media (those that took note of the Address, that is) unfortunately, are trailing not far behind.

In reality, though, the address was almost evenly split between internal politics and weapons. And in, my view, the first part was waaay more important because if at least half of the tasks he set out in the first part of the address would be carried out, Russia (and world alongside with it) would be drastically transformed.

To say that goals set by Putin in the address is ambitious would be a massive understatement in my opinion.

Mar 19 09:10

Hypocrisy: Why Is It OK When the US Meddles in Elections but Not When Russia Does It?

How exactly is it acceptable when the United States admittedly interferes with other governments but it's wrong if Russia does it? How is the accusation that Russians may have purchased ads on Facebook worse than the things that our own government has done to alter the outcome of elections in other countries?

This is the kind of hypocrisy that will lead to World War 3.

Some may say it's un-American to call out our own government like this, but I believe the most American, patriotic thing we can do is to hold our own government to the same kind of accountability and standards to which we hold others. We should be insisting on stringently honorable behavior from our elected officials, but instead, many are making excuses for their corruption.

Mar 19 08:13

Russia's gold rush continues, with reserves at all-time high

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has been increasing its holdings of gold every month since March 2015. The country is currently the sixth-largest gold owner after the United States, Germany, Italy, France and China.

According to the CBR, gold reserves spiked to $455.2 billion between March 2 and 9 hitting a historic high not seen since September 2014.

“Our international reserves increased by $2.9 billion or 0.6 percent in a single week, mainly on the strength of positive re-evaluation,” said the regulator.

In January, Russia surpassed China, which reportedly held 1,843 tons of the precious metal at that time. Over the last 15 years, Moscow and Beijing have been aggressively accumulating gold reserves to reduce their dependence on the US dollar.

Mar 19 08:12

US senators urge Trump to block construction of Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A group of Republican and Democratic senators is urging the White House to use all options to block the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aimed at delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany.

Mar 19 00:41

Moscow Slams Ukraine’s Refusal to Grant Access to Russian Voters as Illegal

Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Ukraine’s denial of access for Russian citizens to the ballot stations during the presidential election is absolutely illegal.
The Kiev authorities had started intimidating Russian citizens long before the March 18 election, disseminating reports about the upcoming provocations and violence at the polling stations in Russia’s diplomatic missions, the diplomat noted, TASS reported.

However, when it was obvious that Russian nationals would go to the polls, the Kiev authorities resorted to unprecedented measures>>>

Mar 18 21:30

Russia puts UK 'four meals away from anarchy' as Putin war of words threatens power

RUSSIA has the ability to cause chaos in the UK and leave Britons just “four meals away from anarchy” if the war of words between Vladimir Putin and Theresa May provokes a cyber attack from Moscow, security experts have warned.

Britain could quickly descend a lawless state blighted by rampant looting if Kremlin-sanctioned hackers target the National Grid.

Mar 18 17:07

Flashback: Russia destroys last Cold War-era chemical weapons

Russia completed dismantling its Cold War-era chemical weapons arsenal on Wednesday, according to Russian officials and the head of the international chemical weapons watchdog.

"Russia has fulfilled the undertaken obligations to dispose of all of its stockpiles of this deadly type of weapons - about 40,000 tons ahead of schedule," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russia's news agency, TASS.

The head of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, praised the announcement. "The completion of the verified destruction of Russia's chemical weapons program is a major milestone in the achievement of the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention," he said.

Mar 18 17:05

Flashback: Russia Becomes First Country To Destroy All Of Its Chemical Weapons

Russia has become the first country in the world to destroy all of its chemical weapons, with the very last of its cache set to be destroyed by the end of 2017.

According to the head of Russia’s Federal Administration for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons, Major General Valery Kapashin, only one percent of Russia’s chemical weapons stockpile is left to be destroyed.

Some “99 percent of the chemical weapons stored in Russia have been destroyed,” Major Kapashin said.

Rt.com reports: The remaining 400 tons of weaponized chemicals is currently “at the last facility in operation to store and destroy the chemical weapons, in the Kizner village in the Udmurt region,” Kapashin added.

Consequently, Russia meets the conditions stipulated in the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which it joined 20 years ago.

Mar 18 12:18

Borish Johnson admits £160,000 tennis game with ex-Russian minister's wife

Russian oligarchs and their associates have given an estimated £826,000 to the Tories since Theresa May became Prime Minister in 2016.

Mar 18 10:21

How Britain would cope if Vladimir Putin shut off the gas pipes in Russia's new Cold War with the West

If Moscow was to turn off its gas pipelines, the power would go out across eastern Europe almost overnight.

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia are close to being almost 100 percent dependent on Russian energy.

Nearly 30 percent of the fuel used to power homes in Germany comes from Moscow - even Italy would only last 15 days without access to Putin's power taps.

Mar 18 09:18

Lies Can Lead To War

Notice that the governments of the US, UK, France, and Germany did not require any evidence to decide that the Russian government used military-grade nerve gas to attack two people on an English park bench and a UK policeman. It makes no sense. There is no Russian motive.

Mar 18 09:17

Unprecedented Western Anti-Russia Hysteria

Accusing Russia of poisoning former spy/double agent Sergey Skripal is a scandalous Big Lie, a colossal hoax, an anti-Kremlin conspiracy, a reckless geopolitical game.

No proof suggests Moscow had anything to do with Skripal’s poisoning, no possible motive exists to have wanted to do it – with everything to lose and nothing to gain.

Yet Britain, Washington, France, Germany, and US-controlled NATO declared Russia guilty by accusation for Skripal’s poisoning – an incident clearly the Kremlin had nothing to do with.

What’s going on is a UK-led conspiracy to unjustifiably frame the Kremlin for the incident – Skripal’s poisoning a false flag wanting Russia vilified, marginalized, weakened, contained and isolated beyond earlier attempts to achieve these objectives in the post-WW II era.

Russia is strong, resilient and free from US-led Western control. Escalated vilification risks potentially serious consequences if things go too far.

Mar 18 09:16

Poroshenko's '9 Grams of Lead' for Russia New Internet Laughingstock

The announcement came as Petro Poroshenko visited Ukrainian military personnel in Kramatorsk. In his speech he stressed that now the country will be ready for war with Russia. Some users, commenting his post on Facebook, expressed skepticism concerning his promises.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that his country is now ready to deal with "Russian aggression" and that he saved "nine grams [of lead]" for everyone who comes with evil intentions. Among dozens of amazingly similar supportive comments under the president's post on Facebook, featuring a video with his speech (with some of them being written twice — in Russian and Ukrainian, but for some reason from different accounts), there were a few Ukrainians who questioned the sanity of his enthusiasm for a military resolution of the conflict.

Mar 18 09:15

MPs retweet claim that Porton Down scientists can’t identify nerve agent as Russian

Several MPs have retweeted claims that scientists at the British lab investigating the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are actually struggling to identify the source of the nerve agent used.

Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan turned blogger, wrote on his website that scientists at Porton Down, the center responsible for identifying the nerve agent allegedly used in the attack against the Skripals, have failed to find evidence of Russian “culpability.” He said a “well-placed” source in the Foreign Office told him.

Murray added scientists had been “resentful” over the pressure put on them to prove the military-grade nerve agent is of Russian manufacture. The blogger’s comments and concerns were retweeted by Labour MP Chris Williamson, a frequent guest on RT, and the Scottish National Party’s Douglas Chapman.

Mar 18 09:14

‘Not proxy’: Lavrov says US, British, French special forces ‘directly involved’ in Syria war

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has condemned the illegal presence of US coalition troops in Syria, saying the Western forces deployed on the ground amount to “a direct involvement in the war.”

“There are special forces on the ground in Syria from the US – they no longer deny it – the UK, France and a number of other countries,” Lavrov said in an interview to the Kazakh state broadcaster published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website on Saturday. “Thus, it’s not so much of a ‘proxy war,’ but rather a direct involvement in the war,” the diplomat stressed.

The US coalition is “illegitimate” from the standpoint of international law and the UN Charter, Lavrov said. “But we are realistic and understand that we wouldn’t fight with them. So we coordinate actions at least to prevent unintended clashes. Our military always keeps in touch with the American commanders who lead the operation on Syrian territory.”

Mar 18 05:52

Russians vote in presidential election across 11 time zones

(*Eleven fricking time zones !)

Mar 17 10:56

Are 'Novichok' Poisons Real? - May's Claims Fall Apart

The British Government's 'Novichok' Drama Was Written By Whom?
The Skripal incident is now, by chance or by design, part of a much larger campaign about 'western' dominance over 'the east'.

Russia, which ended the unilateral moment of U.S. nuclear primacy, is currently the main target. The situation is extremely dangerous as any further escalation, in the Middle East, the Ukraine ore elsewhere, might lead to a war between nuclear armed powers.

The government decreed 'truth' about the Skripal case has many discrepancies. The connection of the case to Russia is much weaker than the propaganda claims. But doubt and dissent about it are not allowed to prevail.

The political response to the incident around the British-Russian double-agent Sergej Skripal and his daughter started slowly. On Sunday, the 4th of March, Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on a public bench in Salisbury, England. The local police and emergency services took care of them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That...is the whole point here: to create a narrative which will be "swallowed whole" by both the British and American public, as the "justification" for actual military combat against Russia.

But after the lies both our brother and sister Brits, and we Americans, had to swallow on Saddam Hussein's alledged, and non-existent, WMDS, the propagandists, who make their livelihood fabricating lies, are going to be hard-put to make either the American or British people believe that such a case can possibly be made here.