• Russia's border doesn't end anywhere, Vladimir says Russian President has said Russia's border "doesn't end anywhere", addressing a televised awards ceremony. In July 2014, three months after Russian troops annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, he spelled out his doctrine to Russian ambassadors. "I would like to make it clear to all: our country will continue to actively defend rights of Russians, our compatriots abroad, using entire range of available means - from political and economic to operations under international humanitarian law and right of self-defence." Nato and Western leaders accuse Kremlin of sending regular troops and heavy weapons to pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Kremlin has repeatedly denied that, insisting that any Russian troops there are "volunteers". Just before his comment about Russia's border, President asked five-year-old Timofey Tsoi to name country whose capital is Ouagadougou. Timofey correctly answered "Burkina Faso", but struggled when asked what country's old name was. Mr helped him out, saying: "Upper Volta! Good lad!" In its dying days, Soviet Union was sardonically described as "Upper Volta with rockets". Both boys had distinguished themselves in televised geography quizzes. ceremony was staged by Russian Geographical Society ...

17.07.15 • NATO says it supports Ukraine against Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’: More than 10,000 people have been killed since a Russian-backed rebellion against the pro-EU government in Kiev erupted in April 2014. Ukraine and the West accuse Moscow of smuggling weapons and troops across the porous border, a charge it denies. “Russia has maintained its aggressive actions against Ukraine, but NATO and NATO allies stand by Ukraine and stand on your side,” Stoltenberg said in his opening remarks of the NATO-Ukraine Commission session in Kiev.

World Economic Forum • What is globalization anyway? Watch session on Governing Globalization from World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017 here. Globalization – a phenomenon that has defined world's economy in recent decades – is under pressure. As Donald Trump prepares for his tenure in White House, he talks of dismantling a whole history of globalized trade that he sees as having had a catastrophic effect on global economy. His strategy so far has involved tearing up established trade agreements, such as NAFTA, and burying others that are yet to get off ground. One of these is Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he has slammed as “a potential disaster for our country”. incoming president's pledge to "make America great again" is based partly on challenging countries such as China by limiting imports and boosting exports. But backlash against globalization is not confined to United States. In United Kingdom, Brexit vote saw a majority of citizens prioritize immigration controls over membership of world’s biggest trading bloc. Those who wished to remain in EU accused those who wished to leave of being protectionist, even racist – but much of concern over immigration stemmed from fears (real or imagined) over number of new people arriving on British shores and what it would mean for jobs, economy and British life as they knew it. If globalization is facing a fundamental threat, perhaps now is a good time to remind ourselves of exactly what it is ...

Wall Street Journal • Is Globalization Dead? A Different View of Data Says No
A closer look reveals strong evidence global economy is still integrating steadily, says a new article from IMF
Souring trade data, falling cross-border banking flows and a surge in protectionism has fostered fears golden age of globalization is over. But globalization hasn’t hit skids, argues Sebastian Mallaby, a senior fellow at Council on Foreign Relations. Rather, a careful study of cross-border finance, trade, immigration and data flows reveals strong evidence global economy is still integrating at a steady pace. “There is no denying that world finds itself in a new era: technology still drives integration forward, but political resistance is growing,” Mr. Mallaby says in a new article published by International Monetary Fund. “Absent some truly cataclysmic shock—something akin to a world war or a depression—the best bet is that globalization will march on.” ...

17.07.10 Pledging reforms by 2020, Ukraine seeks route into NATO: "Today we clearly stated that we would begin a discussion about a membership action plan and our proposals for such a discussion were accepted with pleasure."

17.01.25 • What Really Wants And Why We Cannot Give It to Him Satisfying Kremlin demands means sacrificing what made America great • By Jakub Janda It appears that West is moving toward “a deal” with Russia, so let’s have a look at what Moscow really wants and what consequences would be. Knowing your adversary is best way to win any contest. In speaking about Russian Federation, we mean autocratic regime of Vladimir . Having been under his rule for almost 17 years, freedom of speech is worse than in Zimbabwe or South Sudan: political opponents are shot, journalists are assassinated, history is falsified (even by state laws and repressive means), and most of major media outlets are effectively commanded by regime. Incoming National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was right when he said, “Putin is a totalitarian dictator and a thug who does not have our interests in mind.” Putin’s core interest is clear: he wants to stay in power as long as possible. He suppresses his domestic opposition—from both political groups and independent media—because he has failed to deliver a solid standard of living for ordinary Russians. Russia has a lower GDP than Italy, and its average wages are lower than in Romania. As Russian economic situation worsens, there are fears among kleptocratic elite that citizens will begin to be dissatisfied by regime ...

17.07.29 NATO membership, assassinations, political warfare: Ukraine today is involved in an undeclared, low-intensity conflict with Russia in the Donbas. That is not a conflict of Kyiv’s choosing, but one forced upon it by Moscow. The Kremlin has organized, led, funded, armed and otherwise supported – in some cases with regular units of the Russian army – violent separatism in Donetsk and Luhansk of a kind that Russia itself would never tolerate ...
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller and U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker have expressed great concern over the situation in eastern Ukraine and build-up of Russia's military presence in the annexed Crimea.

17.06.26 France’s Macron refuses to recognise Crimea ‘annexation’: Western powers accuse Russia of failing to honour its commitments under the Minsk accords framework for ending the violence between government forces and Kremlin-backed rebels in Ukraine's east. French foreign ministry said OSCE observers in Ukraine were being subjected to "unacceptable intimidation and obstacles"

17.03.02 • Trump’s Initial Budget Falls Short of Promise to Rebuild Military: White House this week announced President Trump’s intention to raise defense budget by $54 billion, which on its surface sounds like a step toward fulfilling his campaign promise to rebuild American military. In reality, however, additional funding is an insufficient increase to address military’s readiness crisis caused by successive years of cuts to defense budget during Obama Administration. Trump Administration touted $54 billion plus-up as a 10 percent increase in defense spending—but numbers do not necessarily add up. Trump’s proposal would bring defense budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) up to $603 billion. Determining any percentage increase, of course, depends on which baseline one uses. - Return Nuclear Status:
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In postwar history, annexation of a part of a sovereign country's territory to aggressor state has no precedent.

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Russia's aggression against Ukraine has led to RF international isolation, including NATO's suspension of all practical cooperation with Russia. Moscow's takeover of Crimea brazenly defied UN Charter, seizing a part of Ukraine's sovereign territory by military force.

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CBS - Making America's risk of a financial crisis great again
In decades prior to financial crisis, U.S. underwent a period of financial deregulation under assumption that market forces would prevent financial institutions from taking excessive risk. In particular, shadow banking system -- financial institutions that don’t operate as traditional banks -- was lightly regulated...

17.01.22 - Eastern European countries back NATO support against Russia
After Russia annexed Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss ongoing security situation in Europe

17.01.22 - U.S. NATO troops surge in Europe after Russian aggression
Obama administration sent thousands of American troops to Europe through North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russian aggression -- largest deployment since end of Cold War. It’s a move that has been denounced by Russia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Germany and Poland about military mission.

European Council Council of European UnionIllegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol:
17.06.19 EU extends sanctions by one year
EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis: In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation...

17.02.03 What U.N. Ambassador Haley's Comment On Russia Really Means by Kenneth Rapoza, Sectoral sanctions impact Russia's most powerful companies and some of its most powerful oligarchs, from Sberbank to Rosneft, run by Vladimir Putin's close associate, Igor Sechin, a man known locally as "Darth Vader". Removal of those sanctions would likely imply that Russia removes counter-sanctions on European agribusiness. Sanctions are dependent on a Russian-Ukraine peace deal signed last year in Minsk, Belarus. Judging be recent fighting in eastern Ukraine, it appears this peace deal is not working for either side.

17.02.03 • UN Ambassador Haley hits Russia hard on Ukraine • By Nicole Gaouette and Richard Roth, US ambassador to United Nations offered a strong condemnation of Russia in her first appearance at UN Security Council on Thursday, calling on Moscow to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine and saying that US sanctions against Moscow would remain in place until it withdraws from Crimea. "United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to Russian occupation of Crimea," said Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's envoy to world body. "Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over peninsula to Ukraine." Haley was speaking at an emergency UN meeting about a sudden upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian army. Her remarks were noTABLE for stark difference between her rhetoric and Trump's...

17.02.02 • Haley: Russian sanctions will continue under Trump • by AIDAN QUIGLEY, U.S. ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday Trump administration will continue U.S. sanctions on Russia over its occupation of Crimea. “Crimea is a part of Ukraine,”

16.11.22 • Switzerland mirrors EU & US sanctions on Crimean parliamentarians

16.11.16 Hague Tribunal recognizes Crimean annexation as military conflict between Russia and Ukraine: International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague has recognized annexation of Crimean peninsula as a military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and a Russian occupation of Ukrainian territory. This is according to annual issued by Prosecutor of Hague-based International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda on November 14, 2016.


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Настанет год – России черный год – Когда царей корона упадет, Забудет червь к ним прежнюю любовь,
И пища многих будет смерть и кровь; Когда детей, когда невинных жен Низвергнутый не защитит закон;
Когда чума от смрадных, мертвых тел Начнет бродить среди печальных сел, Чтобы платком из хижин вызывать;
И станет глад сей бедный край терзать, И зарево окрасит волны рек – В тот день явится мощный человек,
И ты его узнаешь – и поймешь, Зачем в руке его булатный нож. И горе для тебя! Твой плач, твой стон
Ему тогда покажется смешон; И будет все ужасно, мрачно в нем, Как плащ его с возвышенным челом.