Russia’s Navy Establishes Permanent Presence In Mediterranean Sea

Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said a naval standing force, including warships with Kalibr long-range land attack cruise missiles, will be permanently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. The statement was made at a meeting with top military officials and…

Did Putin Just Ask For Iran’s Exit From Syria In Meeting With Assad?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid an unannounced visit to Vladimir Putin on Thursday evening at the Russian president’s summer home in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi where the two leaders discussed the process for winding down the war in Syria, and notably the…

Putin Drives Dump Truck Across $3.6 Billion Bridge He Built To Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled the auto section of a $3.6 billion (223 billion rouble) road-and-rail bridge over the Kersch Strait on Tuesday linking Russia to the Crimean peninsula – much to the consternation of Ukrainian officials who said the bridge showed “disregard for international law.”  The bridge will…

Armenia’s Pashinyan Meets Putin: Pledges Continued Russian-Armenian Friendship

Authored by Alexander Mercouris via The Duran, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan – the latter recently installed as Armenia’s leader following nationwide protests – had their first bilateral meeting in Sochi on Monday on the sidelines of the Eurasian Economic…

Germany/Russia: Merkel To Meet Putin

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’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir…

Putin: The Whole World Sees The “Dangerous Dollar Monopoly”

Addressing the Russian Parliament following his inauguration, Vladimir Putin observed the necessity of increasing Russia’s economic sovereignty and independence from the petrodollar system, stressing that the West is boosting this process through its economic bullying in the form of sanctions. TASS reports: “We used to behave…

Did Putin Green-Light Tonight’s Massive Israeli Strikes On Syria?

Just off a 10-hour visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, and less than a day after Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he doesn’t expect Russia to act against Israeli forces as they continue…

AI Researchers Boycott South Korean University Over Plan To Build “Killer Robots”

It looks like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Russian President Vladimir Putin aren’t the only ones who’ve envisioned a nightmare scenario where “killer robots” stalk through neighborhoods murdering innocent Americans (or Russians). A group of artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries is boycotting one…

Cook County primary election for assessor could teach Putin a new trick

Say what you want about the legitimacy of Vladimir Putin’s re-election, at least voters for his opponents were not instructed that their votes wouldn’t count. You have to travel to Cook County, Illinois to see that kind of trick pulled off. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…