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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin Wants To Fight
    Russian President Vladimir Putin Wants To Fight
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is looking for a fight and he doesn't care who with. He has been upgrading the Russian military. He boasts to other leaders how many nuclear warheads he has in storage. He talks trash about how no one can stand...
  • No Peace In Eastern Ukraine
    No Peace In Eastern Ukraine
    It's been weeks since the last cease fire agreement was signed. For several days afterward fighting continued around Debaltseve, Donetsk, and Luhansk. While negotiations were being held in Moscow and Minsk the Russians were moving more troops,...
  • Ukrainian Marine at Rapid Trident 2014
    Russia threatens all of Ukraine and now Nato concerned about larger European war
    Russian forces continue fighting in Ukraine and as the war escalates Nato considers the possibility of Russia eventually attacking Nato nations, noting that if that occurs it could lead to all-out war in Europe.The Telegraph reported on February...
  • ISIS and Obama
    Obama, ISIS and Putin
    When Barack Obama was elected more than six years ago, there was to be a new age in the world: The Age of Obama. He was going to end the “evil” wars of the Bush era. He went on an Arab Apology Tour, apologizing for all the alleged sins...
  • Russian media admits that regular Russian troops took Debaltseve
    Russian media admits that regular Russian troops took Debaltseve
    President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrogantly scoffed at the defeat of the Ukrainian military in Debaltseve, gloating at their “shame” of losing the battle “to yesterday’s coal miners and tractor drivers.” In reality,...
  • Moscow, Russia
    Telo Tulku Rinpoche is the new representative of the Dalai Lama in Russia
    At a time of great difficulties for Russia in dealing with Ukraine His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been trying to maintain warm relations with Russia. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Feb. 18, 2015, Telo Tulku Rinpoche has taken...
  • Leviathan
    Movie review: 'Leviathan' a whale of a tale
    Leviathan (opening today) is a powerful, well-written drama that was just recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. It comes to us from Russia, and it's no surprise that the film was included as one of the best...
  • Nicaragua Canal route
    Nicaragua Canal project continues to draw ire, skepticism
    China is currently helping to fund a massive canal project in Nicaragua to rival the Panama Canal, one the United States’ most important trade routes. While it may seem like a radical idea and a threat to American interests, it’s much...
  • 'Leviathan' review; a universal portrayed through a Russian lens
    'Leviathan' review; a universal portrayed through a Russian lens
    It is hard not to reference Andrei Tarkovsky whenever a new Russian epic emerges. Though Tarkovsky’s influence on writer/director Andrey Zvyagintsev is apparent, Zvyagintsev’s film “Leviathan” takes on a life of its own,...
  • Russian militants in Debaltseve, Ukraine
    Russian Army Commander Alexander Lentsov leading terrorist offensive in Ukraine?
    President of Russia Vladimir Putin scoffed at the defeat of the Ukrainian military in Debaltseve, pointing out that it was especially shameful, since they’ve lost the battle “to yesterday’s coal miners and tractor operators....
  • Ukrainian Troops Surrender Debaltseve
    Ukrainian Troops Surrender Debaltseve
    The town of Debaltseve was in the process of being surrounded by rebel separatists. Ukrainian President Poroshenko rather than let troops and equipment fall into the hands of the enemy has decided to withdraw to a position that will allow a...
  • Deal falls flat
    Did anyone believe that the Ukraine-Russian ceasefire would hold?
    This means war. When you saw images of the German Chancellor and French President standing with Russian and Ukraine negotiators, it was apparent from the body language and lack of enthusiasm and from reticence when they broke off that whatever it...
  • No Peace In Ukraine
    No Peace In Ukraine
    The fighting is intense in and around Debaltseve. This little town of 25,000 or so inhabitants has seen some of the fiercest fighting in the year long conflict. Last week hopes of a cease fire taking place this week had high hopes. Germany's...
  • Munich Security Conference: ‘Threat of a war is higher than during the Cold War’
    Munich Security Conference: ‘Threat of a war is higher than during the Cold War’
    Due to the inability of President Obama to assemble a strong foreign policy in dealing with Russia, ISIS, and the issues plaguing the Ukraine, the specter of a nuclear war is on the rise that has not seen since the days of the Cold War that lasted...
  • Farmer pays his bank loan with manure: Stinky stuff makes a point!
    Farmer repays bank loan with manure: Foul smelling payment dumped on bank steps
    One very angry Russian farmer repays a loan debt of $610 with a pile of manure, which he delivered to the front steps of the local bank. The manure had the value of what the bank said the farmer owed from a loan. He delivered his payment in cow...