With eye on Trump, India scrambles for Russian support By M.K. Bhadrakumar

23 August 2019 — Indian Punchline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) at informal meeting in Sochi in May 2018

Within a week of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s consultations in Moscow on August 21, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is travelling to the Russian capital for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.

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The Liberal Order Began by Embracing Russia, Now They Want Revenge By Phil Butler

23 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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A former adviser to Russia’s government, Angus Roxburgh became famous for covering the fall of communism in eastern Europe. At a point, the former BBC Russian Service scriptwriter worked for the pan-European public relations firm GPlus, as part of a PR advisory team for the Kremlin. Since 2009 Roxburgh turned on the Kremlin. Now, like so many other “Putin experts,” he wants a regime change and revenge.

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The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact: 80 Years Of Fighting Against Russia

23 August 2019 — Oriental Review

The debate on the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the USSR have been deliberately whipped up by the West as an opportunity to lodge various historical, political and even financial grievances with Russia and discredit the country’s foreign and domestic policies. To that end, a series of resolutions were passed between 2006 and 2009 by PACE, the European Parliament, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. In these resolutions, the political structure of the USSR in the 1930s and 1940s was compared to the Nazi regime in Germany, responsibility for the outbreak of World War II was placed on both countries, and the date the treaty was signed – 23 August 1939 – was declared the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.

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Gorbachev’s legacy: Russia’s 9/11 or Let a hundred weeds bloom

9 August 2019 — Eric Walberg

Perestroika is like an airplane that takes off without knowing where it will land. (Bondarev)

Reading Taubman’s exhaustive biography of Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, I was rivetted time and again, marvelling (as did Shultz and everyone who cared): how did this guy get from collective farm winner of the Red Banner of Labour to the top? My first question in reading a bio is ‘would I like to have this person as a friend?’, then ‘would I like to be him?’ Gorbachev gets a firm Nyet on both. But he’s important and pleasant, and this 700-page bio is full of real characters acting out a drama of Shakespearian dimensions.

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UK “Up To Its Neck” In RussiaGate Affair, Secret Texts Reveal British Role In Trump Coup Effort

2 August 2019 — Zero Hedge

by Tyler Durden

While hysteria raged about possible Russian “interference” in the 2016 US election, British intelligence officials were secretly playing a “key role” in helping instigate investigations into Donald Trump, secret texts have shown.
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Russia and China display strategic coordination in Asia-Pacific

26 July 2019 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Russian Tu-95 MS (above) & Chinese Xian H-6 strategic bombers. File photo

An exciting new template has appeared in the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific last week when Russia’s Aerospace Force and China’s Air Force carried out their first-ever joint air patrol in the region.

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Mainstream Media Hide Skripal’s Connections to Russiagate-Trump Case By Eric Zuesse

15 July, 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

First of all, everyone should read this:

“The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing US Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story”.

It is important background for understanding what follows, because the following helps to explain what is displayed in that brilliant prior article:

News has slowly been getting out that the British Government’s account of the poisoning of the Skripals is a fabrication which had been done in order to escalate hostilities against Russia, and that when information from Democratic Party and Clinton campaign computers subsequently became either leaked or hacked to Wikileaks, the Democratic National Committee hired, in order to investigate that, British contractors who were also involved in the Skripal fraud, and Skripal himself might have been a crucial part of the Russiagate-Trump operation.

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S-400 Undermines the Global Military Cabal By Jean Perier

12 July 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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A great number of analysts these days would draw attention to the decision that both India and Turkey took to proceed with the purchase of Russia’s state of the art S-400 anti-air systems in spite of unparalleled political pressure Washington applied on both Ankara and New Delhi. Essentially, this decision represents a turning point in the international struggle against the US military dictate. It’s worth mentioning that both India and Turkey were Washington’s allies at some point, and yet they came under colossal pressure from the Anglo-American empire, which has directed all of its efforts at establishing a multi-national military infrastructure, where all proceeds from arms sales go into the pockets of US military contractors.

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Ukraine is a Trigger for World War III by Bruce Gagnon

11 July 2019 — Dandelion Salad

I am like a man possessed when it comes to the Ukraine story. Not only do I suffer while watching the daily genocidal shelling by the US-backed government in Kiev of people living in the Donbass (eastern Ukraine near the Russian border). But I’ve also put my ear to the railroad tracks and hear the train coming.

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Transcript: ‘All this fuss about spies … it is not worth serious interstate relations’

27 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

Vladimir Putin

The Russian president on globalisation, China, Trump and the end of the ‘liberal idea’

Vladimir Putin, Russian president, says the ‘liberal idea’ has outlived its purpose © Press office of the President of Russia

Transcript_ ‘All this fuss about spies

Debunking the rumors about Russia caving in to Israel

3 July 2019 — The Saker

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review]

This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called “alternative media and blogosphere” about Putin “selling out” Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that it was not triggered by any kind of event or statement by Putin or any other senior Russian decision-makers. True, Israeli politicians made numerous trips to Russia, but each time they walked away without anything tangible to show for their efforts. As for their Russian counterparts, they limited themselves to vague and well-intentioned statements. Nonetheless, the “Putin sold out to Netanyahu” campaign did not stop.

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