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  • Leviathan
    'Leviathan' Movie Review
    “Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?“ Job 41:1Filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s (Elena) latest Russian epic plays out like a modern tragedy. The opening scene is majestic as ferocious...
  • Soldiers of Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment represent the US Army in Estonian Independence Parade
    Russia and U.S. display forces on opposite sides of Estonian border
    Russian forces participated in training on the Russian side of the Estonian border in late February even as U.S forces participated in an Estonian parade at the same time, showing that tensions between the two nations continue rising.The...
  • Bread and salt ceremony
    Russian and Chinese espionage threat to U.S. high
    Russia and China are the two biggest espionage threats to the U.S. according to James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, as he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 26.Clapper briefed the Senate committee on...
  • 'Night Wolves' To Die For Putin
    'Night Wolves' To Die For Putin
    The Russian motorcycle gang named the Night Wolves have come out and stated that they will die for Russian President Vladimir Putin. If we were in any other country then one would say be worried. Unfortunately, the worst thing this group is known...
  • Red Army
    Movie review: 'Red Army' a must-see documentary for any hockey fan
    Red Army (opening today) was not nominated for an Oscar, nor did it even make the short list of 15 documentaries that the Academy creates to pick their nominations from. At 76 minutes, it might have been considered a bit slight, and not as...
  • 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....