Putin and Xi Jinping Affirm Both “Oppose Unilateralism And Trade Protectionism” In Summit

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on the Sino-Russian border Tuesday. Simultaneously Russia and China kicked off unprecedented joint military exercises as part of Russia’s annual Vostok war games, which will run for a week…

Putin is Here to Stay, and the Russian State Will Die with Him

Vladimir Putin arose to power in Russia when he was 47 years old.  He is now 66.  Putin’s first two terms in office were generally successful: he presided over an expansion of the Russian economy; the military was modernized; and he even – more controversially – had…

Russian Oligarch And Putin Pal Admits To Collusion, Secret Meetings

Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close associate of Vladimir Putin, has gone on record with The Hill‘s John Solomon – admitting to colluding with Americans leading up to the 2016 US election, except it might not be what you’re thinking.  Deripaska, rumored to be Donald Trump’s “back channel” to Putin via…

Russia: Chechen Leader Threatens Human Rights Defenders

Expand Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the southern Russian region of Chechnya, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia April 19, 2017. © 2017 Reuters (Moscow) – Russian President Vladimir Putin should condemn recent statements by Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya’s leader, threatening…

Germany: Put Rights on Agenda for Putin Meeting

Expand German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld, Pool (Berlin) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise critical human rights…

Debunking The Putin Panic With Stephen Cohen

Via TheRealNews.com, Part 1 President Trump’s warm words for Vladimir Putin and his failure to endorse U.S. intelligence community claims about alleged Russian meddling have been called “treasonous” and the cause of a “national security crisis.” There is a crisis, says Prof. Stephen F. Cohen,…

FBI Chief Threatens To Quit If Trump Invites Russian Agents To US

FBI Chief Christopher Wray dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer for US law enforcement agents to travel to Russia and interview the subjects of last week’s DOJ indictment, saying “that’s not high on our list of investigative techniques“ during a Q&A with CNN’s Lester Holt…

Trump’s Alleged Ties to Russia, Illegal Immigration Top Concerns for Voters

As President Trump sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin, voters continued to express concerns about his administration’s Russia connection, but worries about illegal immigration have climbed to near the top of the list of voter concerns as well. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone…

Pat Buchanan: “Trump Calls Off Cold War II”

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.” It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki…

Comey Calls For A Coup? “Patriots Needs To Reject The Behavior Of This President”

President Trump’s language and demeanor at Monday’s summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin sent his detractors on both sides of the aisle into fits, just 72 hours after the Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian officials for hacking the DNC.  Trump’s position has more or less been that…