“Situation is Critical” – Kremlin Expects Understanding From Washington

The meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the alliance headquarters in Brussels on January 12 showed that the U.S. was not ready to meet Russia's main demands for security guarantees, but the West promised to give Russia an answer this month.

Russia Confirms Military-Technical Response

Russia continues its diplomatic battles with the “civilized” world. The second round of multi-stage negotiations has recently taken place in Brussels. This time, representatives of the Russian Federation had talks with NATO officials.

Outside Forces Test Kazakhstan for Strength

On January 6, the Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) decided to send peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan at the request of that country's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, said the Council's current chairman, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. He added that this was due to interference in the situation in Kazakhstan “from the outside.”

Putin-Biden Summit: Agreement to Come in Contact is Reached

The presidents of Russia and the United States held talks on December 7. Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden communicated via the secure channel of videoconferencing. The media were shown only the opening shots of the meeting.

Belovezh Accords: 30 Years After USSR Collapse

Thirty years have passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union. It happened on December 8, 1991. “The USSR no longer exists,” this news instantly went worldwide.

Sword Dance – Russian-Georgian Relations

A burnt shashlyk [a dish of skewered and grilled cubes of meat, similar to or synonymous with shish kebab] which evokes no appetite but pity to throw it away is what that comes to mind when one tries to characterize relations between Russia and Georgia.

Blinken and Lavrov Meet Amid Tensions on Ukraine's Border

On December 2, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Stockholm, amid growing concerns among Western powers that Russia is seeking to invade Ukraine.

International Organizations Drag Heels on Considering DPR Residents’ Complaints Against Ukrainian Security Forces

Russian human rights activist Maxim Vilkov gave a speech at events organized by international organizations. The third session of the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law was held at the UN headquarters in Geneva on November 16-17.

U.S. Rehearsed Nuclear Strike Against Russia, Says Russian Defense Minister

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has recently said that the United States worked out a scenario for a nuclear strike on the Russian territory. The drill was held just 20 km from the Russian border and involved ten US Air Force strategic bombers, said Shoigu.

Sycophancy for U.S. Backfires on Europe

Two big groups of illegal migrants entered Poland through the city of Bialystok, located in the eastern part of the country overnight to Wednesday, Polish mass media outlets reported.

Russian Empire Revival is Inevitable, Says Political Analyst

Three hundred years ago today our country celebrated the proclamation of the Russian Empire as it succeeded the Tsardom of Russia which had won the Northern War and gained access to the Baltic Sea. The crucial annexation of Ingria, Esthonia, Livonia, and other lands near Russia's new capital St. Petersburg enabled it to “open a window to Europe” and become an empire.

Russia, U.S. Start Repairing Diplomatic Relations

The United States imposed new sweeping sanctions against Russia after Joe Biden came to power nine months ago. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow almost stopped issuing visas.

Is Khakasia Head Leaving His Post for New Job?

Rumor has it Khakassia head Valentin Konovalov will step down soon and that he will be offered a good position for resigning “of his own free will” to pave the way to his successor, State Duma deputy Sergei Sokol.

Krasnoyarsk Legislative Assembly Gets Non Partisan Speaker

Alexei Dodatko, the main local United Russia politician, was elected speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk territory. Apparently it was a decision by the party’s head office. The candidate's lack of connections with large companies became the main reason.

PolitStartup Project as Gateway to Political Arena

United Russia [the ruling political party since the early years of Vladimir Putin's presidency] implements human resources projects to network regional politicians.