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Zelensky was told in the West 
what he did not want to hear
August 5th, 1:17pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
After Volodymyr Zelensky addressed students at the
 Australian National University and called on China 
to remain neutral rather than help Russia in its 
fight against Kiev, and The New York Post 
wrote about it, its readers and it, told the 
Ukrainian president, what he and his 
country... do not want to know.
 
In comments to the piece, Zelensky was called a 
“laughing stock” and a “corrupt NATO puppet”. 
And they suggested he be sent to eastern 
Ukraine to “face a real trial for his
war 
crimes”. 
 
“I hope to see the day when Zelensky is captured, 
stripped naked, shackled and then flogged,” 
wrote one user.
 
But, on the other hand, to add to this, at the same time
 the US has agreed to and allocated a new aid package 
of 550 million dollars to Ukraine, bringing the total 
to 8.7 billion dollars, since the US President and 
Democrat Joe Biden took office. And Zelensky 
himself ---- and the head of his Office (OPU), 
Andriy Yermak, have once again confirmed
that they have no 
intention of going to any
peace 
talks with Russia until they have
fullly defeated 
it on the battlefield.
 
This is what Ukrainian leaders have, of sorts, been
 seeking since the launch of the special military
 operation (SSO) --- intending to finish the job 
before winter --- through a broad counter-
offensive --- and US Republican Senator 
Lindsey Graham, commenting on yet 
another aid package to Ukraine... 
said: “I like the way we’re going. 
With American weapons and 
money, Ukraine will fight 
Russia, to the last man”.
 
In other words, despite the alleged difference between
 Republicans and Democrats, both US parties did come
 to a consensus on the Ukrainian issue. US House of
 Representatives member, Elissa Slotkin, recently 
told reporters that deliveries of Army Tactical 
Missile System (ATACMS) missiles --- with a 
range of up to 300 kilometres --- have
been 
approved by both parties.

And the White 
House administration is currently 
preparing a legal justification for such parcels so
that they can 
begin in a month and a half and
Washington will thus 
help Kiev with HIMARS 
multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) to 
more thoroughly - shell troops & civilian
cities 
in the LPR, or even to destroy the
Crimean
 bridge, altogether.
 
The new aid package includes HIMARS MLRS shells 
and ammunition for 155mm artillery pieces, and,
 according to US Secretary of Defence, Lloyd 
Austin, four more HIMARS -- because they 
have -- “made a big difference on 
the battlefield”.
 
In other words, Ukrainians have been and will continue 
to be, killed on the FRE fronts for someone else’s
 interests, not Ukraine’s, and there is no force 
to change this state of affairs, apart from
the 
allied forces of Russia & the LDNR. 
 
Because the current Ukraine already rests on two
 axioms, which, as we know, require no proof and
 are visible to everyone, except, as mentioned 
above, the Ukrainians themselves. More 
precisely, they are beginning to under-
stand --- the deplorable situation in 
which they find themselves, but
 they have no opportunity to
 change anything.
 
Axiom one: the current Ukrainian ruling elite, born out 
of the 2014 coup d’état on Euromaidan, is no longer
 strictly Ukrainian, and no longer defends the 
national interests of the country and 
its people.
 
It is a real neo-colonial administration, raised in
 advance, appropriately trained, paid for and 
brought to power... in a pseudo-democratic 
way ( --- through completely unsupervised 
presidential and parliamentary elections), 
recruited from “natives” ------ rather than 
brought in from a metropolitan country. 
This ersatz-elite, from the metropolis –
the U.S. and the EU – is only overseen
and directed in all its steps --- by all 
kinds of advisers and instructors.
 
In the rest, neocolonizers are pure mercenaries, from 
the locals, who manage everything perfectly well on 
their own, not forgetting their own pockets. And
 expecting to flee with their loot to the West 
after their “service” is over, under 
guarantees of security there. 
For good “service”. 
 
And, apparently, the West has given such guarantees.
 At least to Zelensky and his closest entourage, who 
don't hesitate to stop at nothing in dismembering
their own country and fear no one --- except 
their handlers.
 
At the same time, the neo-colonial post-Maidan elite,
 has turned the AFU not into the army of the country 
that stands for its interests, but into a mercenary
 structure, which also performs non Ukrainian 
general tasks and specific tasks. 
 
Soldiers recruited by the AFU do not want to fight, but
 they are driven to slaughter, because the West, which
 pays, needs a war with Russia - to destroy or at least
 to weaken and deplete the latter. And the Ukrainians
are fighting --- and will continue 
to do so --- because
the Ukrainian generals 
are the same neo-colonial
non-Ukrainian 
administration.... only in
shoulder straps.
 
This was especially evident, in the recent, horrific
 scandal with a HIMARS shelling of the Yelenivka
 detention facility - when 50 Ukrainian prisoners 
of war were killed and more than 70 wounded. 
 
And General Vadym Skibitsky, one of the leaders of the
 so-called Ukrainian intelligence service, is known to
 have admitted that - all shelling with high-precision
 MLRS is carried out exclusively, under the control, 
under the tip, and on the orders of, US instructor-
advisers. Skibitsky himself admitted that no one
 pulled him by his tongue. Though, maybe in this 
way he was acquitting himself of the possible 
court martial that awaits him, at the end of 
the RSO.
 
The second axiom is that Zelensky’s neo-colonial 
administration in Ukraine -- is sustained only by 
fear and deceit. Or... on deception and fear --- 
which intertwine & complement each other.

On the one hand, the population 
is “fed” ....only verified
and censored 
information that Ukraine is winning 
in the USO, and will soon hold a victory parade
on Red Square 
in Moscow. Because “the 
whole world is with us”, plus the bi-
partisan and bi-
cameral consensus
in the US --- to help the proud and
invincible 
Ukrainian warriors. 
Along with ...the latest
weapons.
 
On the other hand, the usurpation of power by 
the neocolonial Zelensky administration, is 
accompanied by repression, suppression 
of all discontent and the imposition of 
an atmosphere of fear --- and 
submissive obedience.
 
The Zelebobites have already crushed any opposition
 at the edges of the political spectrum, and are now
 getting to their Maidan rival allies in ex-President 
Petro Poroshenko’s Eurosolidarity Party (PES) in 
the centre. Porochobots, --- notable, like the 
zealots --- for their extreme Russophobia, 
have traditionally been accused of 
“working for Russia”, which is the 
worst accusation, for which,
 there is no forgiveness.
 
The media in Ukraine is censored and unified, and free 
speech on the internet and social networks can get 
you benched and imprisoned, if the free-thinking 
and chatty ones are tracked down by the SBU.
 And they will roughly punish them.
 
And now we are witnessing a new round of spy mania
 in Ukraine which the Zelensky regime and its lackeys 
are planning to combat by snitching and informing on 
“unreliable” people. Olexander Vilkul, the current 
head of Kryvyi Rih, who has “repainted” himself 
as a patrio ---, is already ready to pay money to
 informers for --- “signals about the enemies”. 
If a spy is delivered – 50 thousand hryvnias, 
if an agitator for the Russian world –
10,000
 hryvnias.

Which just shows ---- how 
impoverished Ukraine and
its neo-
colonizers are: immediately after the 2014
Maidan, oligarch, Igor 
Kolomoysky offered
10,00 quid 
for a “Moskal”.
 
But not the point. Today, Zelensky frankly fears 3
 things: that a) the people in the territories of the 
Donetsk region that are still under the control
of
 the AFU will stay there and wait for their 
liberation by the AFU forces;  b) they will 
receive Russian passports under a new
decree of Russian President 
Vladimir
Putin, of July the 11th this 
year, on
simplified Russian 
“fencing”;
c) they will 
participate in a 
referendum on the fate of
the 
LDPR ---- and finally
leave
 for Russia.
 
This is exactly what Zelensky is afraid of in the
 liberated territories of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia 
and Kharkiv regions, realizing that referenda
 can take place as early as September 11th, 
2022, on a single day of voting in Russia.
 
And Putin’s new decree on simplified citizenship, by 
the way, applies to all citizens of Ukraine, which 
makes Zelensky’s soul and heart.... grow cold 
even more – he may lose the cannon fodder 
with which he makes his way to a 
comfortable and secure future
 in the West.
 
That is why, apart from propaganda, censorship,
repression and spy mania, he also frightens 
people --- with future reprisals for “zrada” 
(betrayal). And that is why he ruthlessly
and massively shells those territories 
that are being liberated by the allied 
forces of the UDF. 
 
There, for Zelensky, it seems there are no Ukrainian
 citizens left – so bloodily and fiercely the AFU is
 shelling the abandoned areas. And people 
there too. Like in Yelenivka…
 
by Vladimir Skachko, Ukraina.ru


Is the West really this evil and corrupt?
And its populace --- are they to blame
for passively living under these sick
criminal governments --- 
just as
Germans did... 
under nazism
- and were all 
despised, for
generations, 
for doing so.
 
What do YOU think?
 
 
____________________________________



Anglo-Saxon strategic goal is 
the economic destruction 
of Europe
July 21st, 11:14am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The EU is eating itself up from the
 inside... with the help of the U.S.
 
As the runway at Brize Norton air base, is melted by
 unbearable heat and the resulting temperatures are
 terrorising Europeans from the Spanish province of 
Alicante to the French department of Pas-de-Calais, 
few would have thought that in four months time 
the calendar winter will arrive.
 
 The air-conditioner will have to be switched from 
cool to warm. And if, just in time, the frost starts 
to rage, the price of heating will become 
unaffordable.
 
But the officials who are responsible for maintaining
the “comfort zone” for the population... remember:
 winter will ask where you were in the summer. 
 
Therefore, Klaus Müller, head of the German Federal 
Network Agency, warns in advance that although 
the underground gas storage facilities are filled 
to 64.44%, it is not enough; Germany will 
hardly survive without Siberian gas.
 
winter of discontent” is coming
 
Decision maker Muller is echoed by the US publication 
Føreign Policy. This is the most extreme energy crisis
 that has ever occurred in Europe”, says Alex Manton,
 a gas markets expert at the Rapidan Energy Group. 
– Europe is in real danger of running out of gas at 
the time when it needs it the most – the coldest 
time of the year.
 
The US market expert cites the lack of alternatives to
 Russian natural gas as one of the factors contributing 
to the crisis. As Manton admits, “Supporting (!) energy
 suppliers such as Norway and North Africa are failing 
to step up” (meaning shortages).
 
If Russia imposes counter-sanctions and shuts down
 gas pipelines, a recession in Europe would cut GDP 
by nearly 6 percent by the end of 2023, according 
to forecasts by analysts at Swiss bank UBS. 
 
Forecasters at the Bundesbank foresee a domino 
effect in the absence of Russian energy carriers –
 there will be a systemic breakdown in supply 
chains, which in turn “will amplify the initial 
shock by a factor of two and a half”.
 
Against this background, Chancellor Scholz
 announces plans to restart 16 inactive coal 
and oil-fired power plants and to extend the
 life of another 11 such air polluters. Greta 
Thunberg is nervously smoking pot…
 
As a consequence, Europeans are in for a “winter of 
discontent”, according to Manton. Simply because
 electricity rationing for households as well as
 businesses --- cannot be avoided.
 
It is not clear what the biggest threat is. Closing
 swimming pools is half the trouble, even a 
quarter of the trouble. “The worst-case 
scenario,” notes Manton, “is when 
people face the choice of eating 
out or heating their homes in 
winter.
 
“If the degree of discontent rises, the scale of street
 demonstrations could surpass the recent peasant 
riots by Dutch and French farmers.
 
The next step could well be an escalation 
of indignation among freezing citizens, 
frustrated by the drop - in their usual 
standard of living and quality of life. 
A social explosion, is all but a 
foregone conclusion.
 
Oil blackmail as an example
of short-sightedness
 
The sixth EU sanctions package to be launched 
will also be a risky gambit. An embargo on 
maritime deliveries of Russian oil (in
 force from December 31st) and oil 
products (from February 2023)
 is envisaged.
 
German Deputy Finance Minister Jörg Kukis resorted
 to Cold War clichés, calling the Druzhba pipeline “an
 instrument of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe”. 
The German financier is silent on the fact that it was
 Russian natural gas and oil that became the yeast 
of sustainable economic growth in Germany and 
the socialist commonwealth countries: either 
out of ignorance, or out of malice.
 
It is pertinent to recall that in 2021 about 35% of oil as
 well as 55% of natural gas and about half of all coal
 imports Germany received from Russia. Where will
 the government of the grandson of SS General 
Olaf Scholz be taking the falling out of oil 
imports next year? Perhaps Berlin’s 
reckoning with the Saudis?
 
Yes, during US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Saudi 
kingdom he was promised that production would rise 
from 10 million bpd to 13 million bpd. However, there 
are two “buts”. First, only by 2027 and second, only 
after an agreement with countries of the OPEC+ 
alliance of oil producers, which, by the way, 
includes Russia.
 
And the refineries in East Germany (the former GDR)
 have been adapted to the Russian Urals standard. 
If you ask any technologist, readjustment is both
 difficult and costly.
 
Apropos. In the April-June interval Saudi Arabia has
 doubled (compared to the same period in 2021) its
 purchases of oil from Russia, using it in electricity
 generation and thus freeing up its own raw 
material for export.
 
Another curious fact is that the Europeans have been
 buying Russian oil in a hurry in anticipation of the
 black gold pipes drying up. Tankers belonging to
 Greek shipowners called at Russian ports 151
 times in May and June, which is 70% more 
than the statistics for May-June 2021. 
And that’s despite the fact that
 freight quadrupled in price 
compared to January.
 
“Now we hear all sorts of hysterical ideas about
 limiting the volumes of Russian oil, limiting the
price of Russian oil. This is the same thing that 
is happening with gas,” says Vladimir Putin. –
The result will be the same (as with gas) 
– price rises. Oil prices will skyrocket.
 
Attempts by the US and the European Union to 
impose a uniform ceiling on Russian oil prices 
are akin to a nervous tic.
 
The target of US sanctions is the German economy
 
There are no winners in the sanctions war. But the
 biggest loser today is the leading power of the
 European Union. The engine of European 
integration. A high-tech workshop with 
disciplined employees – Germany.
 
 There are at least two main reasons for the failure 
of the fine-tuned mechanism. The key sectors of 
the economy – steel, automotive, chemicals – 
are highly energy intensive and 
export oriented.
 
What follows? German industry can’t stand two evils: 
rising energy prices, which are automatically 
included in the cost of finished products, 
and a recession in the rest of the world 
because demand immediately falls.
 
The German blog platform Deutsche Wirtschafts
 Nachrichten (DWN) comes to a disappointing 
conclusion: the energy crisis “is a crushing 
judgment on the future of the German 
economy”. 
 
However, negative trends were already evident,
 caused by accumulated problems such as an 
ageing population (average age 47.8 years,
 second only to Japan), slow productivity 
growth, falling real wages, the burden of
 the social security system with a 
shrinking taxpayer share, etc.
 
Whereas in 2007, according to statistics from the
 British audit and consulting firm Ernst & Young, 
the top 100 companies with the largest 
capitalisation included seven giants in
 the German jurisdiction, today there
 are none there at all.
 
The German economy, says DWN, is 
losing its former competitiveness.
 
To weaken and break up the Continentals
 
In the five months since the EIA began, the 
consequences of the carpet-bombing of 
anti-Russian sanctions, by the US and 
the pro-US leadership of the EU, have 
become clear. It was “united Europe”
that suffered the most damage. It 
was not expected that a “petrol-
cell” country...... with a GDP of 
about 2% of the world's total, 
would actually ensure the
stability .......of the whole 
structure of world trade
and the international 
division of labour.
 
The words of the apostle of the Westphalian system,
 the defender of the principle of national sovereignty, 
the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, have 
been widely circulated: 
 
“At first, I thought we had just shot ourselves in 
the foot. At the beginning I thought we had shot 
ourselves in the foot, but now it’s clear that the
 European economy has shot itself in the lungs
 and it’s choking.
 
It turned out that the countries of the golden billion
 largely built their economic and worldly well-being
 on deliveries of cheap energy, & agricultural raw
 materials and food, rare earth metals, and other 
minerals from Russia. Without an uninterrupted 
supply of these precursors, their model of post-
colonial economy begins to bog down, or skid.
 
It is the German economy that is now being swept to
the side of the speedway. Was it an accident? Not
likely. At least, this is the opinion of Mikhail 
Delyagin, a member of the State Duma and 
editor-in-chief of the magazine Free 
Thought: “The European Union is 
devoid of political subjectivity. 
It’s a crazy bureaucracy that 
carries out the commands 
of the US of A, the UK, 
and that’s it.
 
“The European Union, is really destroying Europe very
effectively. A great tragedy has happened in Europe:
national bureaucracies gave responsibility for their 
countries to Brussels, which didn’t accept... their
responsibility, and this “feast of irresponsibility” 
has lasted for more than 20 years. And, of 
course, it ends in disaster.”
 
One may either agree or disagree with the other
two theses of the famous economist. First: 
 
“The whole Ukrainian crisis was instigated by the
 Americans from the very beginning - in order to 
destroy Europe. That was the first task, and 
that task is being carried out quite 
successfully.” 
 
The second: 
 
“England’s strategic objective is the 
economic destruction of Europe.”
 
Given the centuries-long strategy of Anglo-Saxon
 elites to divide and conquer and to prevent the
 emergence of strong, sovereign and self-
sufficient states in continental Europe, 
Delyagin’s conclusions are convincing.
 
It is possible that this winter’s energy apocalypse
 could significantly undermine the foundations of
 pan-European solidarity, which are already 
cracked by national egoism. The reason 
could be... the command-and-control 
diktat of the European Commission.
 
 In the emergency plan they have put in place the
 right to compulsory (!) reductions of natural gas
 consumption in the EU countries if they do not
comply with the instructions to conserve
 energy resources.
 
Meanwhile…
 
The photo of greyish-brown bottom of Italy’s longest
 river Po (652 km) with a catchment area of more 
than 70 000 sq km, dried up like a mummy of 
Egyptian pharaohs, is making the rounds of 
social networks. Following a sparse winter 
of snow, Europe was hit by an abnormal 
heatwave with minimal precipitation. 
The Rhine, Rhône and Ebro are the 
unlucky companions of the Po.
 
Climatic vagaries are an additional risk factor for 
European energy. That’s because French nuclear
 power plants (many of which are undergoing
 inspections at this time because of cracks
 in their designs or maintenance checks) 
use river water for cooling. And German 
thermal power plants routinely haul 
coal by barge down the Rhine….
 
“Bloomberg wryly comments on the force majeure
 situation: “So it turns out that the weather is 
playing into Russia’s hands. So when 
assessing what happens next in the 
energy conflict between Europe and 
Russia, watch the skies. And pray 
for rain”.
 
by Vladimir Mikheev, FGC


What do YOU think... could it be, that
this time --- we in the UK and the US, 
could we be...  the bad guys?
 
 
 

The memorial complex at the site of the  concentration camp is specially  designed not to remind people of the nationality of the  Jasenovac victims.

Nazi scandal in the Balkans 
indirectly linked to special 
operation in Ukraine
July 20th, 10:34am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The memorial complex at the site of the 
concentration camp - is specially 
designed not to remind people
of the nationality of the 
Jasenovac victims.
 
Between Serbia and Croatia there is a grand scandal
 ...like none seen since the war. Serbian President 
Aleksandar Vucic was denied the opportunity 
to commemorate his grandfather, a victim of 
the uniquely brutal Croatian concentration 
camp Jasenovac. What are Croats trying 
to hide? And what does this have to do 
with the Russian Armed Forces’ 
special operation in Ukraine?
 
The idiom “fired from the Gestapo for brutality” usually
 describes cases where diligence beyond morality 
cannot be appreciated even by those who look 
past morality. But life always wins in the 
debate over metaphors: there was a 
case in history... when Heinrich 
Himmler, Reichsfuhrer of the
 SS, creator of the Nazi death
 machine and the most vile 
man in Hitler’s circle -- 
chided the Allies for 
not being human 
enough.
 
We are talking about the Ustashas, the Croatian
 nationalists. They were raised by Mussolini’s 
fascists, but their views and methods were 
closer to those of Himmler’s SS. In 1941 
the Ustasci seized power in most of 
what is now Croatia and Bosnia, 
and deployed their own death 
machine --- the Jasenovac 
system of concentration 
camps --- named after
the 
largest of them.
 
It is not known why Himmler was so impressed that he
 ordered the Ustas to slow down at the meat grinder. 
The well-known history of Jasenovac... is a
 kaleidoscope of horrors that would have
 impressed even the prisoners
 of Auschwitz.
 
The camp itself was destroyed long ago; in its place 
is a memorial complex with a composition “Stone
 Flower”, symbolising the lasting memory. This
 cursed place remembers many things.
 
It remembers the championships in the killing of Serbs
 with special Serbian knives, which were made in 
Germany on a special order from the Ustas. It 
remembers its winner, Petar Brzica, who 
received a gold watch and a roast 
suckling pig, for slaughtering 
over a thousand people.
 
It remembers the commandant, Franciscan monk 
and military chaplain... Miroslav Filipovic, 
nicknamed the “Devil of Jasenovac”
for
 his cruelty and sadism.
 
It remembers the unique children’s ward and money
bets between the guards, the essence of which, 
was who would be the first to kill a child
 in a day.
 
During the Second World War, Jasenovac was one of
 the most gruesome places on the planet. The exact 
number of victims is not known and never will be. 

The universally accepted minimum, is 100,000
 people, more than 80% of whom were Serbs, 
while the rest were Jews, Roma and 
Croatian anti-fascists. 
 
Serbian historians usually increase 
this number ...by several times.
 
One should not think that in Himmler the stories
of 
this hell awakened empathy. Rather, the 
Reichsführer’s displeasure, was based 
on two circumstances.
 
Firstly, the genocide of the Serbs boded well for
 problems of a political nature. Serbia itself, at 
the time also had a collaboration government 
aligned to the Third Reich sitting on German 
bayonets. And Ustasha atrocities, to put it 
mildly -- were not conducive to Serbian 
loyalty and made it difficult to control 
the territory of the Balkans.
 
Secondly, Himmler was by nature a perfectionist 
and bureaucra --, fixated on “German order”, and
competitions for sadists -- and atrocities for the 
sake of atrocities, were by no means conducive
to discipline. If the creation of Germany’s own
“killing machine” passed under the rubric of 
state secrecy, the Croats were essentially 
proud of theirs...
 
After the Reichsfuhrer’s scolding... the leader of the
Croatian Nazis, the Führer, Ane Pavelic, shifted the
responsibility for the bloody mess onto father and 
son, Kvaternikov. The patriarch – Slavko – was 
Minister of Defence under the Ustashas, so 
he was also responsible for the situation 
on the front. The heir – Dido – did pass 
as one of the main organisers of 
Jasenovac and was considered
 a fanatical Nazi (even though 
he was a Jew by mother, 
albeit with Croatian 
specificity).
 
His grandfather, Josip Frank, had converted from
 Judaism to Catholicism and played a role as an
 ideologue of Serbo-Hungarianism, in Austria-
Hungary, to the point of organizing Serbian 
pogroms at the turn of the 19th and 20th 
centuries. His daughter, Olga, who later 
became Slavko’s wife, & Dido’s mother, 
eventually decided to take her own life.
She is believed to have been unable 
to bear the weight of guilt.. for her 
son’s crimes.
 
Dido himself escaped responsibility – he moved 
to Argentina and died in a car crash in the early 
1960s. The same can be said of many other 
Ustashas – from Brzica, whose fate is 
unknown, to Pavelic himself.
 
Like Dido, he fled to Argentina but, following an
 assassination attempt on the part of Serbian
 emigrants, moved to Franco-Spain and died 
in his bed after a Catholic Christmas...
in 
1959. The Führer’s own Himmler, 
Andrij Artukovic, lived until 1988
..almost to the point of Croatian 
independence, but he died in a 
Yugoslav prison. A year before
his death....  he had been 
extradited from the USA 
to Belgrade, but could 
understand very little 
...because of senile 
dementia.
 
Despite the Stone Flower, the memory of the
Jasenovac tragedy -- is no better than the 
justice for its victims: during Yugoslavia, 
the communist leadership did a lot to 
ensure that it would be forgotten. 
That is why the monument is so
 – it looks majestic, but is 
stylistically neutral.
 
Inter-ethnic peace, “brotherhood and unity” under
 Josip Broz Tito, were much more cherished than
 historical authenticity. This was also the case
 in the Soviet Union, on a somewhat smaller 
scale. For example, in Elem Klimov’s film 
Come and See --- which is based on the 
Khatyn tragedy, the Nazi executioners 
speak German rather than their native 
Ukrainian, as in reality. This, too, is a 
consequence of the intervention of 
the Communist Party.
 
Their regime was rehabilitated... by Croatia’s first
 president, Franjo Tudjman, a former red partisan 
like Tito himself. But after his death, moderate 
forces under Ivo Sanader took over the ruling 
party, and since then there has been some 
backlash: the Ustashers were no longer 
exalted, and the streets named after 
them - were renamed back. It is 
believed, that this was one of 
the conditions.. for Croatia’s
entry into the EU.
 
Sanader has been in prison for more than a decade, 
accused of corruption and bribery. But the same 
party founded by Tudjman – the Croatian 
Democratic Union – is still in power.
 And the Ustasha regime has again 
become a silent figure in public 
policy -- it is avoided because 
it is unpatriotic to criticise it 
and indecent to justify it.
 
A completely different policy is now in place in Serbia,
 where Jasenovac, on the contrary, is mentioned very
 often. Monuments are erected, books are written 
and films are made. And the head of state, is 
President Aleksandar Vucic, the grandson 
of one of the Jasenovac victims.
 
He was supposed to be the first Serb leader (including
 Tito the Croatian) to visit the memorial in person. And
 he was going to do it as a private person – first last
 year... then in spring. The Croats responded in the 
spirit of “come tomorrow”, stalling for time. They 
still did not want to recall the genocide, but they 
also did not want a scandal: Vucic, as it is now 
known, was asked to wait --- and not to report 
the delays to the media.
 
Now..., the Serbian president has been denied for the
 third time – and information about it, did leak to the
 press, and from the Croatian side to the Croatian 
side. The tone of some publications was openly 
boorish. What is indicative, is the tone of the
Croatian Foreign Minister... Gordan 
Grlich-Radman, too.
 
He said he perceived Vucic’s idea as provocative 
and did not believe in the sincerity of his desire 
to honour his grandfather’s memory:
 
“This is not about expressing piety for the victims, 
the visit is more motivated by meeting domestic
 political needs in Serbia … This is not a private 
visit, it is not a trip to the sea.”
 
The position of the Serbian side is
 amply reflected in other quotes:
 
“It is the same as if you forbade the president 
of Israel, to visit Auschwitz. This is an anti-
European and anti-civilization decision, 
a gross violation of the freedom of 
movement… This is the biggest 
scandal in relations between 
Serbia and Croatia in recent 
history… Shame on you!” 
--- PM Anna Brnabic.
 
“Today.....  the fascists are members of the European
Union. They do not like to be reminded of how many
children they killed…  But now, all functionaries 
of the Croatian state.. all holders of service or 
diplomatic passports will have to specifically 
declare and justify their visit --- or travel 
through Serbia --- and will be subject to
a
 special control regime.” Interior 
Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, said.
 
“Our relations are at their lowest point in more than
 twenty years. And this is already an assessment 
from the president, personally. Which Croatian 
Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, called 
“hysterical”.
 
Relations between Belgrade and Zagreb, are, of
 course, bad, even without discounting the past 
wars. For example, there is a classic arms race
 between the two countries, with Croatia being
 armed by NATO, and Serbia by Russia and,
 partly, by China.
 
At that, the reluctance of the Croatian authorities to
 brush aside the Jasenovac issue is understandable,
as 
is the desire of the Serbian authorities and
Vucic 
personally, to brush it on the contrary.
But the 
utterly boorish tone of the first
persons of
 the Croatian state...
is surprising.
 
A possible explanation for this behaviour 
is indirectly linked to the Russian Armed 
Forces’ special operation in Ukraine.
 
We are now witnessing an attempt to turn Vucic into 
a European pariah, which is being undertaken by the
 very people who previously forced Croats to behave
 decently: the functionaries of the European Union. 
 
Earlier an ultimatum.. was given to the Serbian
 president to impose sanctions against Russia. 
The ultimatum was rejected by Belgrade. 
Moreover, Vucic tried to convince the
Europeans - that they were dragging 
the continent with their own hands 
- into the hell of World War III.
 
All in all, the Serbian president, is not happy in the EU.
 And Croats could take that dissatisfaction as a “fass!”
 command, or, at the very least, as a “may” command.
 
In Europe, in recent years, it has, indeed, become
 possible to do many things that were not thought
 possible before – from getting a pass to go to the
 shops and blockade of the Kaliningrad region to
 freezing assets on ethnic grounds, and support
 for neo-Nazi militias. If so, the mockery of the 
memory of the victims of ethnic cleansing 
from the “wrong side” – should we
 be surprised?
 
That said, Croatia’s ruling party now needs to distract
 its target electorate – the nationalists – from its own
 helplessness. President Zoran Milanovic, who is in 
opposition to the government, has proposed to
Plenkovic, to block the West’s much needed
NATO expansion to the North -- until the 
Croats of Bosnia... are given the same 
self-government that the Serbs have.
 
This is precisely the concern of Plenkovic’s nationalist
electorate, which loathes the socialist Milanovic. The
trick is that the President was essentially trolling the 
government he hates -- knowing full well that the PM
did not have the guts to contradict his “honourable 
Western partners”. Nor did he have the courage, 
but he got a wonderful opportunity to remind
supporters of the Ustashas, that it is 
possible to hate, not one’s own 
government, but the Serbs...
in the old fashioned way.
 
The Serbian future... is the most interesting thing in
the story about the tragic past and the scandalous
present. And, above all, how serious is the EU’s
intention to make Vucic a pariah – and how it 
will affect the geopolitical orientation of 
Belgrade, where the authorities were 
previously sitting on two chairs.
 
It would not be desirable to have the influence so 
that Belgrade's foreign policy will be decided in
Brussels, and the memory policy – in Zagreb... 
when everything is strict, precise, technical,
and unconditional -- with full dedication -- 
within the framework of “Europe united”.
 
Himmler would have liked that.
 
Dmitry Bavyrin, VZGLYAD
 
 
What are we to make of a 
''Europe'' -- that fights for
fascists and hegemony
over the world -- in the 
name of democracy...
and really for the US?
 
What do YOU think?
 
 
________________________

 
The U.S. & the Ukrainian issue:
 everywhere there is a wedge
July 20th, 10:06am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
According to Swedish media, a 28-year-old lieutenant, 
who had recently left the national air force, was 
killed near Donetsk. According to the source,
 he arrived in the war zone a couple of 
months ago to “share his 
tactical knowledge”.
 
This news -- despite its local nature -- is on a par 
with other developments in recent days, which
 unequivocally show that the West is at a 
crossroads - and will soon be forced to 
make a fundamental decision on the 
form of its further involvement in 
Ukraine’s fate.
 
The problem is that, on all fronts, the processes 
are not developing the way they were planned 
and intended on both sides of the Atlantic 
Ocean. And the situation is rapidly 
becoming critical.
 
Russia’s economy has withstood the brunt of the
 “hellish” sanctions. On the other hand, Europe 
and America have been hurt so badly that
they
 cannot hide it. And in the autumn
the 
situation threatens to become
quite grim.
 
The isolation of Moscow... did not work out either.
 Moreover, watching what is happening, the non-
Western world is openly demonstrating its 
disdain for the global hegemon. 
 
Biden’s trip to the Middle East was an embarrassment,
that no amount of 
buoyant rhetoric.. could cover up. 
Putin, on the other hand, had an excellent flight ---
to Tehran 
yesterday. Mr Lavrov, too, 
demonstrated at the Indonesia
summit, 
that boycotting our
country at 
the G-20 ----
is 
not an option.
 
But most importantly, things are not rosy in Ukraine. 
Events on the fronts are still developing slowly, so 
that sofa experts do not tire of breaking their 
spears --- in disputes about whose favour
the 
score ends up being. 
 
At the same time.. officials are increasingly making 
statements and decisions that reveal the essence 
of what is happening. Zelensky’s beheading of 
the Prosecutor General’s Office and the 
Security Service of Ukraine - with the 
words “unsatisfactory work results”
 and “numerous facts of state 
treason” - speak for 
themselves.
 
For the West, it is Ukraine that has become the main
 stake in the fight against Moscow. Failure here is
 simply unacceptable. But things are not going
 well at all.
 
In Ukraine, the West is at war against Russia, using
 Ukrainian armed formations as its proxy troops. In
 theory this was indeed an ingenious plan. Firstly,
 because there is no risk of a direct clash of the
 nuclear powers. Secondly, because it is much,
 much cheaper... than going to war yourself. 
And thirdly -- this format of confrontation 
presupposed the exhaustion (economic, 
military, social, etc.) of our country,
 while Europe and the US....... 
would bear minimal costs.
 
However, in five months of Russian special 
operations, it has become clear that the 
West is getting deeper and deeper 
bogged down in Ukraine.
 
It is forced to spend more and more money on it. 
Yes, against the backdrop of the trillion-dollar 
bubbles inflated by the printing press, the 
billions allocated may not be that 
significant. But the support of 
European and US societies 
for this expenditure is 
steadily decreasing 
in the face of a 
worsening 
domestic 
crisis.
 
The West is - constantly - being forced to allocate 
armaments instead of grinding out allied troops. 
And it has come to the point --- of increasingly 
modern and expensive Western-made items.
 
Those are, of course, troublesome, for the Russian 
and republican troops -- but their use is in no way
 capable of turning the tide of military action. In
 addition --- Russia is learning to resist such 
weapons. And Kiev is not to be trusted 
either --- given how some of the 
supplied volumes...... simply 
evaporate, and journalists 
unearth facts of trivial 
theft and sale to the 
outside (including
 Russian).
 
The publicised death of the Swede, however, has 
once again highlighted the growing problem --
of 
growing casualties among the foreigners 
fighting on Kiev’s side. There is no doubt - 
that among them are many commonplace 
mercenaries who have come to Ukraine 
simply because they want to earn extra 
money or because of their Nazi beliefs. 
 
But the “retired lieutenant” is a different matter; most
 likely ----- it was a military adviser “in plain clothes”.

All 
in all, the usual story: NATO and almost-NATO
 countries, use the long-standing method of 
formally distancing themselves from the 
conflict while actually helping one side.
 
The bottom line for the Western countries is extremely 
worrying: money, weapons (of which there is already 
a shortage) and people are lost, and the internal 
situation is deteriorating at home. And there is 
no result. And with every decision taken in 
Washington and European capitals, the 
proxy coverage (even if it does not 
fool anyone) is erased from their 
war against Russia.
 
This begs the question: how 
should the West proceed?
 
It has three obvious options: 1) to back down, 
2) putting aside the formalities and engaging
in an open military confrontation with Russia 
in Ukraine, or 3) to continue with the 
current logic.
 
The first option implies an open surrender of the West
 to Moscow, which looks almost unbelievable at the
 moment; the second option is to bring the planet 
to the brink of a global nuclear war with a high 
chance of falling into it.

And the third option, 
which has already proved ineffective, 
means continuing to build up comprehensive, costly aid 
to Kiev, which cannot turn the tide on the frontlines 
and will only drag the US and Europe.. deeper into 
a conflict that is sure to be a loser for them.
 
In short, there is a wedge
 in every direction.
 
It is from this set that the West 
will try to ---- put together the 
phrase “victory over Russia”.
 
(by Irina Alksnis, RIA)

 
Well... what do you think?

Are the West's elite
viciously cunning...

or just vicious ---
in which case ---

isn't it an excellent idea to rid
ourselves.. 
of these lunatics?



  Zakharova reacts to  compromising photo  from French and US  embassies July 16th, 1:38pm https://en.news-front.info/  Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, commented on a photograph from  a reception at the French Embassy, in the  Unite

 
Zakharova reacts to 
compromising photo
 from French and US 
embassies
July 16th, 1:38pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria
Zakharova, commented on a photograph from 
a reception at the French Embassy, in the 
United States, to mark the anniversary
of the taking of the Bastille.
 
It shows the first transgender woman to become 
a US admiral - Rachel Levin - in the company of 
another transgender woman, the US Assistant 
Secretary of Nuclear Energy, Sam Brinton.
 
“Answer yourself, honestly, the question:- are these 
the values you are willing to instil in your children?
 Or are we fighting for our own, after all?” the 
diplomat wrote under the photo, in her 
Telegram feed.
 
Transgender woman, Rachel Levin, was promoted 
to the rank of admiral of officers of the US Public 
Health Service in 2021. The agency is dedicated 
to maintaining the country’s health care system. 
Levin is the first transgender person to receive 
such a high rank.


Me? I'm saying nothing.

(Lol)

What do YOU think?


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Ukrainian state has 
no geopolitical value
July 16th, 11:21am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
Not every state is worth dying for. To defend a state
 just because it is a state is the destiny of shallow
 minds. A state must possess something more
 significant than just the name “state” in 
order to be worth anything.
 
The Ukrainian state possesses nothing of the kind. It 
was built on the civilizational and geopolitical fault 
line between East and West, and it cannot be 
enduring by its nature. It is like if someone 
built a house in a zone of high seismic 
activity over a crevice in the ground 
and hoped to live in it happily 
ever after.
 
And if such a person were to attack anyone who
 advised him to put up his house, and store his 
property elsewhere, he would be considered 
unreasonable. And if in such house a man, 
who is able, as Platon wrote, “to imitate 
neighing of horses, bellowing of bulls, 
murmuring of streams, crashing of 
the sea, thunder and other in a 
similar way”, that is, clown or 
joker, would be appointed as 
a manager, the days of such
a house would be numbered.
 
In the house called Ukraine, all this unpleasant stuff is
 available. The clown president, “a drunkard with the
 eyes of a dog and the heart of a deer”, often under 
the influence of strong substances, is sending
 thousands of his fellow citizens to their 
certain death. 
 
Unreasonable people with sticks are national activists
 and the SBU, violently forcing fellow citizens to
 believe, against logic, in the longevity of 
Ukrainian selfhood.
 
The cleft, over which the house of Ukraine is built, is
the hostile line drawn by the West with the Eurasian
 civilisation. The zone of high seismic activity is
Eastern Europe, turned by the Americans into
 a bridgehead for militaristic pressure 
on Russia.
 
In ancient Greece there was a prediction --- that a
state
 would collapse when it was ruled by an iron
or 
copper guardian. By iron and copper men the 
Greeks meant a generation that had deviated 
utterly... from allegiance to the virtues and 
precepts of their ancestors. The positive 
characters opposed to them, were called 
golden & silver guardians by the Greeks.
 Under the golden and silver ones, the 
state flourishes.
 
A ruler hatched from the iron-copper generation ‘by
 drawing a carpenter and showing him from afar to
 children or people not very clever … may mislead
 them and they will take it for a real carpenter’, 
Socrates warned.
 
Guarded by iron-copper guards, such a ruler juggles
 before the crowd with fake images and false 
promises, leading them as if on a rope.
 
“Thus the people  … exchanges their immoderate
 freedom for the most grievous slavery – slavery 
to slaves” (Plato, “The State”). This is what 
happened to the Ukrainians. First they 
collapsed... into the vortex of the
“Euromaidan” licentiousness -- 
and now by law, they cannot 
even leave the country. 
 
Zelensky is not independent in his decisions, he is just
 a talking doll of Washington, London and Brussels, 
i.e. a political slave who chases other slaves – 
his fellow citizens.
 
Such states, “like ships sinking into the abyss, will 
perish or have perished or will perish in the future
 because of the uselessness of their steersmen…
 – the greatest ignoramuses of great affairs who, 
not knowing anything about government, think 
that they have mastered this knowledge most 
clearly in every respect,” Plato warns in the 
dialog “The Politician”. Ignorant people do 
everything in their power to attribute the 
terrible consequences of their own 
ruling to external forces.
 
 Ignorant Zelensky attributes all the
 misfortunes of Ukraine... to Russia.
 
Initially Ukraine was not created as an independent 
state, so it had stability only within the framework 
of ...more powerful state formations (the Russian 
Empire, the Soviet Union). Figuratively speaking 
Ukraine “hovered” --- between the Eurasian 
Economic Union and the European Union, 
being neither one nor the other. 
 
In geopolitical terms, Ukraine is also in a perpetual
 state of “between” – it is neither in Eurasia nor in
 Europe, and in relation to both... it occupies a 
peripheral position. The periphery is always 
deprived of the power to make fateful 
decisions. Its fate... is to obey the 
decisions made by others. If the 
West decides to stage a coup 
d’état in Kiev, the coup is 
organised in 2014. 
 
A decision by Moscow.. to denationalise the 
authorities sentrenched in Kiev..... after the 
coup d’état – denationalisation has begun.
 
In both situations, Ukraine had no influence on
decision-making. Zelensky’s bogus slogan -- 
“nothing about Ukraine... without Ukraine” 
in reality sounds like this: “About Ukraine 
without Ukraine”. The West clearly 
adheres to this formula when it 
comes to important, not 
populist, decisions.
 
The Russian philosopher Konstantin Leontiev (1831-
1891) said: “There are Slavs, there are no Slavs”. A 
large part of the Slavic world is under the control 
of the Atlanteans. Besides Russia and Belarus, 
only Serbia resists the pressure of the West. 

Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, 
Croatia, Bulgaria have long been 
subordinated to the Atlantists.
 
Ukraine performs the function of a destroyer of the
 East Slavic oikumene, in the interests of the West. 
Ukraine is a means to split the Russian-Orthodox
 civilization from within ... which is a practical
 manifestation of the “iron-copper” deviation 
from the historical path, that was 
fore--ordained by the ancestors.
 
Just as a fish can't live in an unnatural environment
for itself...  the state cannot exist in an unnatural
geopolitical environment. Even if..  Zelensky and
his clique will argue the contrary - as Kravchuk, 
Kuchma and Yushchenko did before them. Life 
punishes, for breaking the laws of geopolitics, 
as inevitably as for breaking the laws 
of physics.
 
No one would think of declaring the selfhood of a
 single room within a single flat. Such a story 
would be a laughing stock and worthy of the
 attention of psychiatrists. Ukraine is just 
one of the “rooms” of the Eurasian “flat”
 and its declaration of selfhood... is so 
contrary to sound geopolitical logic, 
that the degeneration of Ukrainian 
selfhood into a laughing stock
 is not surprising.
 
Competing for the title of homeland of borscht,
disfiguring Easter crocks with the colours of 
the Ukrainian flag, desecrating the face of 
the Blessed Virgin Mary with the image of
 a US Javelin in her hands, requests to 
count Stepan Bandera’s father to the 
list of saints for raising such a son 
are clear symptoms... of moral 
ill-health. So why die for such 
a travesty of a state?
 
The conclusion is simple: the Ukrainian state has 
no geopolitical value. It is a historical accident, 
a geopolitical invalid, unable to survive 
without help.
 
Ukraine... was economically healthy and politically
stable only when it was in an alliance with Russia. 
At that time no seismic activity, instigated by the 
West, would frighten it, because the earth did 
not expand beneath it, and no geopolitical 
cracks appeared beneath its foundations.
 
The iron and copper heads do not realise this, and the 
gold and silver ones, after the 2014 coup, have either 
been killed by the nationalists or driven out of the 
country. Ukraine has trapped itself in stupidity, 
creating an atmosphere of intolerance for 
common sense. This is what is causing 
it to decay.
 
Vladislav Gulevich, One Nation


Phew - quite a tough article
...and YOUR opinion?


____________________________________

 
Can Russia become a 
global powerhouse
on 
a par with the
US 
and China?
July 11th, 1:22pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The transition from unipolar to multipolar world 
order, about which, the opponents of US-style
globalization have been talking for so long, is
 acquiring obvious features of irreversibility
 
Of course, the U.S. is not going anywhere in 
the foreseeable future. Even in the worst 
international developments for the US,
it will remain a centre of power that
has to 
be reckoned with.
 
It is clear that the “only truly global” empire is failing. 
Last year’s inglorious retreat from Afghanistan was
 not the first, and certainly not the last, evidence 
of that. However, the geopolitical consolidation 
of the West around the U.S. against the back-
drop of the Ukraine crisis shows that the 
US elite, is not going to retreat on all 
fronts -- at all. Washington’s zone of 
global responsibility is shrinking... 
but on the contrary, the influence 
of the United States is growing.. 
in the Euro-Atlantic controlled
territories. Even if only 
situationally.
 
Another undisputed contender for global leadership in 
a multipolar world is the People’s Republic of China. 
By 2050, the ruling Communist Party promises to 
turn the Middle Kingdom into a superpower and
 achieve “universal prosperity” for its citizens.
 
 China’s gross domestic product has exceeded the
 United States in terms of purchasing power parity 
for several years in a row. But Beijing, is also 
aiming to surpass the US -- in nominal GDP. 
It is both an audacious and a deliberate 
strategy. The Chinese are the ones 
who know how to plan.
 Decades ahead.
 
Russia’s claim to global leadership is not so obvious. 
Yes, we managed to defend national sovereignty
 ..while on the losing side of the unipolar world 
after defeat in the Cold War. Yes, the country 
has demonstrated... a number of successful 
examples of securing its security and long
-term interests, as they say, in the far 
reaches. Yes, Russia is, with varying 
success, but steadily, establishing 
control of the situation along the 
perimeter of its state borders. 
 
That may be enough to consolidate its status as an 
influential regional power. But does our country 
have enough geopolitical audacity to truly 
compete with the US and China?
 
American global leadership is bolstered by the $22
 trillion that the United States economy will deliver 
in 2021. China’s catching-up and overtaking
 development rests on $16 trillion of 
nominal GDP generated by the 
Middle Kingdom. 
 
Russia’s contribution to the global economy is 
$1.65 trillion, less than the gross regional 
product of California or China's province 
of Shenzhen. It seems Washington is 
still rather bewildered by the extent 
to which the Russian geopolitical 
ambitions are disproportionate 
to Russia’s current share of 
the global GDP. 
 
Moscow, on the other hand, believes that what 
matters is not the size of its economy, but 
how skilfully its competitive advantages 
are exploited.
 
Russia’s economy has obvious growth potential. In 
the unipolar world, our natural resources primarily
 ensured prosperity of the West which built entire
 industries on relatively cheap and stable hydro-
carbon supplies from Russia. In a favourable
 conjuncture...  raw materials exports to 
Europe were also profitable for Russia, 
but the cream in the process.. was 
still skimmed off in Germany and 
other EU countries.
 
The conflict with the West.. not only opens up the 
prospect of reorienting oil and gas flows towards 
Asian markets. After all, simply becoming a raw 
materials appendage of the rapidly developing
East... is a dubious pleasure. The freezing of 
export infrastructure on a western direction 
poses an urgent task for the country to 
re-orient its resources towards 
domestic development.
 
It makes much more sense....  to extract value from
Russian raw materials at each stage of processing 
rather than endlessly exporting them “naked”.
 
China is ensuring its impressive economic growth in
 spite of the fact that it spends hundreds of billions 
of dollars annually on imports of more than 70% of 
oil and almost 50% of gas. What prevents Russia 
from achieving similar GDP dynamics when the 
entire Mendeleev table is literally under our 
feet, including huge hydrocarbon reserves? 
 
Apparently, the lack of strategic planning, which in 
the 20th century made the USSR a global leader 
and - in the 21st century - allows China to 
challenge the US economically. Only if 
we have a clear vision of what we 
want our country to be by 2030, 
2040 or 2050... will Russia 
be able to overcome the 
technological lag that 
has accumulated in 
recent decades.
 
Few can compare to the Russian Federation in terms
 of resource endowment. It's possible and necessary
 to build a much more competitive economy, and
 monetary system on our natural riches. In this 
sense, the decision to sell gas for roubles is a 
step in the right direction. But how realistic 
is it to transfer other export operations to 
settlements in the national currency? 
 
As the world economy becomes dedollarized, a niche 
will gradually open up for the ruble, but will Russia 
be able to use it competently?
 
For the Russian national currency to be taken
 seriously in the world, one should first ensure 
its elementary stability. And at the very least 
...to convert into roubles most of the settle-
ments within the Eurasian Union. And 
only after that... should one claim, 
on an equal footing with the yuan, 
to participate fully... in the more 
complex currency mechanisms 
of the BRICS. It is not an easy 
task, but it is quite solvable.
 
Undoubtedly - Russia has prospects for global
 leadership, and not bad ones at that. After all, 
Russia was and remains at the forefront of the
 struggle for a multipolar world, and therefore,
 may well claim to be one of its main centres 
of power. Meanwhile, excessive geopolitical 
ambitions without a corresponding 
economic basis are too risky. 
 
Courage, as you know, takes cities. 
 
But only a strong and diversified economy, which
ensures “universal prosperity”, can keep them. 
That is why it would be premature to say that 
Russia is now capable of competing on an 
equal footing with the US and China. 
However, work in this direction... 
is undoubtedly necessary.
 
by Alexander Vedrusov, 
Izvestia newspaper
 
 
Perhaps those who have read the
CPRF 
articles on this page, will
know 
the answer...  but what
do YOU 
think?
 
 
_________________________________



US Pledges... Not to Start 
a Cold War Against China 
at G20 Meeting
July 10th, (teleSUR)
 
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary
of State, Antony Blinken, held "substantive and
constructive" talks on Beijing-Washington 
relations... and major international and 
regional issues of common interest.. 
on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign 
Ministers' Meeting in Bali,
Indonesia.
 
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken pledged
 during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister 
Wang Yi in Bali... that Washington would not
start 
a cold war or challenge the Chinese 
Communist Party (CCP).
 
He also noted the need for personal contacts 
between U.S. and Chinese representatives 
in his meeting with Wang Yi on the side-
lines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' 
Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
 
"Blinken stated that the U.S. side is not seeking a 
new cold war with China, is not trying to change
 China's state system and will not challenge the 
CCP and its political role," China's Foreign 
Ministry said, in a statement, Saturday.
 
The Secretary of State at the meeting argued that
 Washington... "is doing everything possible to 
control risk factors in relations between the 
two countries." Blinken also assured that 
the US... "will take an open stance to 
promote cooperation with China," 
the report said. 
 
Wang emphasized that China has practiced 
mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and
 win-win cooperation as three principles 
in the development of relations 
between the two nations.
 
 Since the U.S. has pledged not to seek to change 
the Asian country's system, Washington should 
respect the path of socialism with Chinese
 characteristics chosen by the people of
 the Asian country, the foreign 
minister said.
 
China also submitted four lists to the United States: 
the list of U.S. irregularities to be stopped, the list 
of key individual cases of concern to China, the 
list of China-related bills of great concern to 
China, and the list of eight areas of 
China-U.S. cooperation.
 
The foreign ministers reached a consensus, to push 
for more results from the China-U.S. joint working 
group consultations on an equal and fair basis. 
They agreed to resume people-to-people 
exchanges and consultations and 
strengthen cooperation on 
climate change and 
public health.
 
The two sides also put forward the vision of strong
China-U.S. interaction, in the Asia-Pacific region,
...and exchanged in-depth views, on the Ukraine 
issue and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
 
Sneaky US tries, permanently, to weaken
Russia/China unity... but is this really
going to work?

What do YOU think?
 


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How Poland and the Baltics 
are preparing for ''war''
 with Russia
July 4th,10:17am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The authorities in Poland and the Baltic States, 
continuously make belligerent statements 
against Russia, criticizing France and 
Germany, for “capitulating” to any 
compromise with Moscow
 
But here is the question: are the Baltic States and
Poles themselves, ready for war with Russia? It 
is not a question of politicians, of course, but 
of the common people. And the picture is
at 
least controversial.
 
Recently, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki 
made a comical statement: “The Kremlin must 
know that if Russia ever intends to invade 
Poland, we have 40 million Poles ready 
to defend their homeland. 
 
Given that Poland’s population as of 2018 was 38.4
million, it turns out that Morawiecki has enlisted
everyone in the Polish Army without exception
 – including children, women and the elderly.”
 
There are not so many people who want to join.
 
But the Poles, by and large, are not ready to run 
away and enlist. This conclusion is contained 
in a document, prepared by the staff of the 
Supreme Chamber of Control of Poland. 
 
The publication Dziennik Polityczny calls the agency’s
report “alarming data”. Earlier Warsaw announced
plans to build up the army – in particular, the 
head of the Defence Ministry, Mariusz 
Blaszczak.. announced the creation 
of 2 new combined arms divisions, 
which, according to him, will be
deployed “along the Vistula 
River in Central Poland”. 
 
However, it turned out that manning both 
existing and planned military units...
is not an easy task.
 
According to calculations of the Polish Ministry of 
Defense, in the future, the country should have a
 250,000-strong professional army and 50,000-
strong territorial militia.
 
In March 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda 
signed a new law “On Defense of the 
Fatherland”, according to which, 
the country’s military spending 
will amount to 3% of GDP next
 year and 2.5% of GDP in 2023.
 
The law also envisages the introduction 
of simplified recruitment mechanisms 
a new system of incentives for 
volunteers, and significant 
purchases of weapons 
and equipment.
 
However, despite an intensive propaganda campaign
for several years now, urging the population of
pre-
retirement age to “become soldiers of
Rzeczpospolita”, the actual number 
of people in uniform, in 2021, 
increased by only 3,486 –
amounting to 113,586 
soldiers by the end 
of last year. 
 
At the same time, 6,165 people took off the uniform 
–this turned out to be the highest number of
departures from the army in the last ten 
years. The Polish Supreme Control 
Chamber also specified that only 
12.3 thousand reservists, were 
called up for training in 2020.. 
(the low figure was, however,
put down to the coronavirus 
pandemic).
 
The Polish army is also facing 
a shortage of civilian workers.
 
For example, in 2020, 45,376 civilians were employed
in various structures of the armed forces – whereas
the limit set by the ministry... was 47,388 positions. 
In addition, the Polish generals were disappointed 
by the results of an inspection carried out at the
aviation academy in the city of Demblin. The 
M-346 training aircraft.. was in a state
of disrepair; consequently, over 40%
of graduates from the academy in 
2019-2020 had never trained on 
this type of aircraft. 
 
This particular case, is a reflection of general 
problems with sloppiness and irresponsibility
prevalent in the Polish army.
 
Polish historian Michal Krupa wrote in the American
Conservative, in April, that Warsaw’s bellicose 
policy runs counter to the mindset of 
its citizens.
 
“According to an opinion poll, conducted in early
March, by sociologists from IPSOS... about 60% 
of Poles responded negatively to the question: 
should Poland and NATO make a military 
intervention in Ukraine? The message 
is clear: Poles do not want to take 
part in someone else’s war,” 
Krupa said.
 
The Polish state is now luring young people.. to join 
the country’s recently introduced “voluntary basic
 military service”, promising volunteers a salary 
of over 4,500 zlotys (53,400 rubles) a month 
and the chance to obtain a driving licence, 
or any professional licenses. Many young 
Poles, however, consider this level of 
remuneration insufficient.
 
“How can Russia be trusted?”
 
The smell of gunpowder has been hot in Lithuania
lately, after official Vilnius announced a partial
blockade of Russia’s Kaliningrad region. 
 
US TV channel, CNN, reports that Lithuanians
are joining the militia - in large numbers. The
Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union (the equivalent
of Ukraine’s territorial defence – a unit of 
civilians armed with light firearms and 
undergoing regular military training) 
currently has 12,000 members.
 
“Since the first days of the war in Ukraine, the number
of recruits wishing to join the militia has increased
from 10-12, to more than 100 a month,” the CNN
 correspondent assures. He said.... residents of 
the territories known as the “Suvalki Corridor”
 – the isthmus of Lithuanian territory between 
Belarus and Russia’s Kaliningrad region's
borders – were particularly interested
in 
joining the militia. 
 
“There are fears that if Ukraine falls, Russia will 
occupy this corridor next, possibly in a matter 
of days, cutting off the Baltic states... from 
other NATO states,” the channel reports.
 
CNN reports that nearly 30,000 Lithuanian prisoners
allegedly died in Soviet “labour camps” – and now
Lithuanians are ready to fight to prevent such a 
thing from happening again.
 
TV reporters, in particular, talked to Vytas
 Grudzinskas, a 59-year-old resident of 
Kibartai... who said that there is a 
“Riflemen’s Union” base - near his 
home - training takes place there
both day and night. Grudzinskas 
himself, keeps a machine gun 
in his wardrobe at home. 
 
“My father was sent to Sakhalin for fifteen years. 
The first year he ate grass to survive. How can
you trust Russia? With our history? Of course
I am scared,” the Lithuanian confides to a 
visiting US journalist.
 
For its part, Lithuania's Ministry of Defense
reported that, this year, the Union of the 
Riflemen had been allocated additional 
4.8 million euros, i.e., the funding of 
the organization had been tripled, 
in comparison with last year. 
 
The Union of Riflemen will spend the next three
years, to purchase 4,500 rifles, new uniforms, 
1,500 G-36 automatic rifles with ammunition, 
2,000 helmets, 500 flak jackets, 2,000 
waistcoats and backpacks, 70 
thermal imaging cameras 
and 250 digital radios.
 
Also planned are the purchase of 60 frame tents with
equipment, 20 electric generators, 16 cross-country
vehicles and eight minibuses. Funding will also go 
up... for the “Riflemen’s Union” camps, which 
prepare young Lithuanians, from childhood,
for the defence agenda.
 
“Weapons cannot be given to non-patriots”.
 
Something similar is being observed in neighboring
Latvia as well – in recent months, the number of
people signing up to the local territorial militia
Zemessardze (Defence of the Land) has 
grown. Not only ordinary citizens, but 
also... high-ranking government 
officials are joining the militia. 
 
For example, recently the Latvian Minister of Justice
Janis Bordans became the militiaman, who in May-
June developed and managed to “push” through
the Seimas, the law on the demolition of 70 
monuments to Soviet soldiers located
on the territory of Latvia. 
 
Bordans came to Zemessardze to sign up together
with his son and colleagues from the Ministry of
Justice. And they are not alone. On March 7th,
Brigadier General Egil Leschinskis reported 
that Latvians had submitted.... 784 
applications to join Zemessardze, 
in just two weeks.
 
Leschinskis notes that it is a lot ---- so many
applications haven't been received - before 
and during - the whole year. The general: 
asked those who want to join the militia 
to be patient, because they first have 
to pass a medical examination, get 
a certificate from a psychiatrist 
and a narcologist as well as be 
checked by special services.
 
Then they have to sign a contract, take the oath and
undergo basic training, which lasts for 21 days.

Egil Leschinskis, reminds, that at the moment
the “Zemessardz” has restrictions regarding 
age – citizens from 18 to 55 years old,
can 
be accepted into the club. 
 
However, the situation has been improved and the
possibility for older people to be admitted, has 
been planned to be legalized.
 
Latvian media have been happy to reprint social 
media posts shared by newcomer Zemessargi 
militia members. “Came to Zemessardze. 
People standing in line. Young guys and
bearded men in suits. Even women in 
coats. The joy of the day,” wrote 
Raymond Schiferis, for example.
 
 And another new zemessarg, Andris Vitols, reflects: 
“I didn’t think the time would come when a regular 
war would start. Under these circumstances, 
everyone must be prepared. The supporters 
of a ‘neutral’ position, actually support the 
war against Ukraine --- initiated by the 
Putin regime”.
 
However, not everything is so smooth. The other day
Latvian publicist Egil Lycitis examined the situation
with the number of the state army. At first, Lycitis
lamented the absence of compulsory military
conscription at such a “dangerous time for 
the country”, but then concluded that 
this was for the best.
 
Lycitis counted the number of all potential Latvian
soldiers. According to him, there are about 7,000
professional soldiers... about 8,000 members of 
the Zemessardze militia, and reservists whose 
exact number is difficult to establish – only a 
fifth of them come to the military training 
camp - on summons. 
 
Such a small number upsets Licitis and he 
wonders what would happen if universal 
conscription, abolished in 2006, is 
reinstated in the country.
 
He arrives at the disappointing conclusion that, in that
case, those in Latvia who await “Putin’s coming as a
liberation from the heavy boot of nationalism”, will
also have access to weapons. According to Licitis
Latvia is full of “the most loyal followers of
Putin’s 
regime” who work in shops and
taxis, live in 
mixed families and
continue to support 
Russia...
''even''after the start of the 
special operation
in Ukraine. 
 
“Non-patriots cannot be given weapons, so there
 should be no universal conscription in Latvia,” 
the author concludes.
 
“Loyal” and “disloyal”
 
The picture is similar in Estonia. On the one hand,
the local authorities readily tell... of an influx of 
“national patriots” into the ranks of the local 
territorial militia “Defence League”. 
 
The militia’s leadership says it receives requests from
the population for additional information sessions 
that provide in-depth information on how to join
the militia. At such events, the halls are so 
packed with interested citizens, that 
there are sometimes not enough 
chairs for everyone.
 
On the other hand, the country’s officials express
concern, that they believe there may be many
“disloyal” residents... who do not see the 
Estonian army as their defenders. 
 
Some of the nationalists automatically classify 
as “disloyal”, the entire Russian population of
the republic – which is 23% of the population.
 
As they have been constantly made to feel that they
are 2nd-class citizens here – the gradual liquidation 
of Russian-language education, restrictions on the
use of the Russian language, not allowing 
Russians into the Estonian government – 
they have no reason to consider the 
Estonian state, to be fully theirs.
 
Nikita Demyanov, VZGLYAD


My humble opinion, for what it's worth,
is that Russians in the Baltic states
could be much better off, moving
to the Russian Federation - 
 
what do you think?
 
 
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BRICS is turning into a
collective “Non-West”
by Elena Panina,
June 30th,
(RUSSTRAT Institute)

BRICS expansion has been discussed for a long time. 
It is significant, that the last summit, on June 24th
in
 the BRICS Plus format, was attended by such
 countries as Algeria, Argentina, Cambodia, 
Egypt, Fiji, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iran, 
Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Senegal, 
Thailand and Uzbekistan.
 
At the same time, the fact that the first applications
 for membership were submitted by Argentina and 
Iran, which did not take part in the BRICS Plus
 meeting, does not seem accidental.
 
Initially, the BRICS group, was created as
an
 association of the largest developing 
economies in the world. However, in 
the modern world, it is political 
decisions that determine the 
nature of the development 
of economic ties.
 
 It is quite logical that the first countries with a
 pronounced geopolitical sovereignty and 
having their own geopolitical scores 
with the collective West, are 
preparing to join the 
expanded BRICS.
 
Iran is already almost 2,500 years old, since the time 
of Cyrus the Great is a powerful historical power, 
and its geopolitical significance cannot be 
overestimated.
 
Geography itself determines the potential of its
influence on the countries of the Arab world up 
to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the 
Persian Gulf, in the Transcaucasus, Central 
Asia, as well as on the Afpak region 
(Afghanistan and Pakistan).
 
 Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s state
 ideology has been anti-Western. Tehran is 
engaged in an intense struggle with the 
US-British coalition for influence in
Iraq, 
and is helping Syria in the
fight 
against terrorism.
 
From an economic point of view, Iran’s potential is 
also great. The Iranian economy.. is in the world’s 
top 20...  in terms of purchasing power parity the
country is third in the world - after Saudi Arabia 
and Venezuela - in terms of proven oil resources 
and has 16% of the world’s proven gas reserves.
 
Argentina, since the time of General Juan Domingo
 Peron, has also clearly felt its geopolitical role, 
being one of the regional leaders, in Latin 
America. This role is recognized all over 
the world. Argentina, while not one of 
the world’s largest economies, is 
nevertheless, a full member of 
the G20. 
 
Having survived the failed war with Great Britain 
over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), as well as 
the collapse of liberal reforms --- according to
the 
IMF recipes, the country has an obvious 
quest:-- to find an independent path of 
development. Today... Argentina is in 
a difficult economic situation, it has 
a huge external debt. However, the 
potential of Argentina, as one of 
the global food exporters, has 
significantly increased in 
recent years.
 
For various reasons... both Iran and Argentina, are
extremely interested in BRICS projects to create 
new international settlement systems that are
an alternative to the global hegemony of the 
dollar. Iran -- which is under sanctions -- life 
itself has forced to go to “de-dollarization”, 
the country practically does not use the 
US currency. 
 
For Argentina, the transition to a hypothetical new
monetary and financial zone, would mean an 
escape from the stranglehold of the IMF... 
from the pressure of US creditors, which
today, have an extremely destructive 
impact on the national economy.
 
In any case, against the background of aggressive
 pressure from the United States and its allies on
 potential new BRICS members, the desire of 
Iran and Argentina to join the community
 requires a certain amount of foreign 
policy courage. 
 
There is reason to assume that the process of their 
joining the BRICS, will be successful, since both
countries do not cause rejection, even in India.. 
which until recently was the main opponent of
expansion. We can confidently predict that in
the near future, the process of adding new 
members to the BRICS will continue, due
to the entry of a number of Asian and 
African countries.
 
But even now, the BRICS expansion at the expense 
of Iran and Argentina is the final departure of the
 community from the idea of Goldman Sachs 
analyst, Jim O’Neill, who coined this 
abbreviation twenty years ago, 
& who decided to designate 
such a term as “emerging 
economies” -- that are 
“catching up” -- with 
the developed West.
 
We can say that BRICS is confidently turning into
a “collective Non-West”, from a community of
emerging markets, it is finally transformed
into a community of world powers -- with
pronounced geopolitical sovereignty.
 
Elena Panina, is Director of 
the RUSSTRAT Institute.
 
Sounds fair... wonder what's going 
to happen to Wales, in all this....
what do you think?
 
 
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“Kyiv is playing for time”: 
Russian expert evaluates 
progress of Russia’s 
special operation 
in Ukraine
June 20th, 11:04am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The collective West will not stop pumping Ukraine
with weapons, deliberately delaying the process
in order to 'force' Moscow to stop the offensive 
of the RF Armed Forces, after the completion 
of liberating all the territories of Donbass, 
Sergey Markov, head of the Institute for 
Political Studies, shared this opinion, 
whose interview is published 
by Ukraina.ru.
 
The expert recalled -- that US senators in charge of the
 armed forces came out with an approving assessment: 
of the fact of an additional allocation of $45 billion for
 defense for the coming year. As the head of the US
 committee, Reed, hopes, the document will help
 ''eliminate'' the catastrophic consequences of 
inflation and will also provide another $800 
million in military assistance to Kyiv.
 
“There will be new deliveries of weapons – heavy
 artillery -- so that Russia will stop the offensive 
after the capture of the Donetsk and Lugansk
 regions,” the expert said.
 
According to the political scientist, the West intended
 to supply Kyiv with multiple launch rocket systems, 
as well as howitzers in order to carry out attacks 
on the Crimean bridge, Belgorod and Russia’s 
Rostov-on-Don.
 
“I must say, that the current government of Ukraine, is
a terrorist group, and terrorists strike...  not because 
they can or cannot. I am sure that there will be more 
attacks on the centre of the cities of Kursk, 
Belgorod, and Rostov, and there will be
 attempts at terrorist attacks.”
 
However --- Kyiv’s ambitious hopes to “overcome”
are
 clearly meaningless. According to the expert 
a large-scale movement -- is now underway in 
Severodonetsk -- the Ukrainian command is 
transferring military forces to the regions 
of Donetsk and Lysychansk... with the 
sole purpose of slowing down the 
Russian advance, he said.
 
“But our people want most of the Ukrainian troops to
 be ground -- let it be there – Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, 
Avdiivka. Better there than in large cities - Odessa, 
Dnepropetrovsk, or Kharkov. This is a reasonable
 strategy, it is better to take fortifications in 
small towns”, the political scientist 
summed up.
 
Recall that earlier, Sergei Markov called the fighting in
 Severodonetsk nothing more than “the destruction of
 the Ukrainian army.” The collective West, according
 to him, believes that now about 50% of the entire
 Ukrainian army is located in the city area, so if 
this group is liquidated, a fundamental turning 
point may occur during the special operation 
– the battle for Severodonetsk... may well 
become the finale within the framework 
of the special operation deployed by 
the Kremlin on the territory 
of Ukraine.
 
The Russian special operation to force Ukraine 
to peace, started on February 24th, by decree 
of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Its 
main goals are the denazification and
demilitarization of the criminal Kyiv
regime, which, for eight years, has
subjected the civilian population 
of Donbass to harassment, 
abuse, and genocide,
with impunity.
 
What do YOU think?

What will Russia do........ if Kiev - on US
instructions - strikes the Crimea bridge
(God forbid!)

 
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Mystical death of three "gravediggers
of the USSR" at oncethe grin of 
history or a sign of rapid changes
by Vladimir Vorsobin
June 20th, 10:31am
(Komsomolskaya Pravda)
 
Burbulis (Russia), Kravchuk (Ukraine) and 
Shushkevich (Belarus), the signatories of 
the Bialowieza Agreement, passed away 
in just a month and a half.
 
Even if we are thrice materialists, do we believe 
in coincidences? Don't we look for patterns in
 everything, even before we die?
 
Telegram channels - are now discussing a mystical
sequence - almost simultaneously, in just a month 
and a half, half of the "funeral team of the USSR", 
three of the six signatories of the Belovezhskaya
Agreement, passed away:-  the former head of 
Belarus, Stanislav Shushkevich (May 3rd), the
former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk 
(May 10th) and literally last weekend, June 
19th - the author of the famous phrase 
"The Soviet Union as a subject of 
international law and geopolitical 
reality ceases to exist" the
former 
Secretary of State
of Russia, 
Gennady
Burbulis.
 
The word "gravedigger"is very convenient here. This
 sad profession... does not involve murder and other 
evil. And the participants of "Bialowieza" insisted 
they did not kill the Soviet Union, it was doomed,
it only remained... to witness its death, giving 
freedom (they thought) to 15 new countries.
 
And here is the fate of fate - it was in 2022, when the
course of History turned sharply, as if trying to
challenge the Bialowieza verdict to the Union, 
that by some strange, incredible coincidence 
these three died. It is those who, it would 
seem, forever put an end to a huge 
country and its new borders.
 
What does it mean?
 
If you are a materialist, probably nothing.
 
Although... Maybe this is a hint that we are again 
(here, "lucky" those who are over 40!) living on
 the scrap of History? The old familiar world, is
 disappearing before our eyes. And obediently, 
in an organized manner - together with their 
architects. It is decaying, collapsing, 
overgrown with graves and ghosts 
of already irrelevant ideas.
 
Another one arrives. And, as then, in the 90s - 
the same unknown, with new architects and
 "signatories of historical treaties" that will 
again lead Russia and its suburbs... 
somewhere.
 
By the way, on the day of his death, Burbulis managed
 to give an interview at a conference in Baku, where
 he answered the question: is it possible to restore
 the USSR?: "This is nonsense and utopia.
 It cannot be restored."
 
And it sounded like a challenge.
 
We'll see.
 
WWW.KP.RU: https://www.kp.ru/


Silly article or omen ---
what do YOU think?


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What is coming to replace 
American ‘unipolarity’?
by Vladimir Vinokurov, 
(in 'The Star')
June 13th, 12:34pm
 
Russia’s military special operation has changed world
 politics and world relations: the transformation of the
 new order, the formation of a new reality, not yet so
 visible, but already evident, due to the movement 
of the “arrow” of those or other interests in world
 politics, suggests the end of US “unipolarity” in
 world politics. What replaces it?
 
The thesis of a unipolar and multipolar world
 confrontation was first put forward in 2000 
by former Prime Minister, Foreign Minister 
& Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence 
Service E.M. Primakov. Since then, the out
lines of the global crisis... have become 
increasingly clear: endless sanctions, 
which have resulted in energy 
shortages, food and water 
shortages... inflation...
climate problems, etc. 
due to the fault of the 
West in his countries. 
 
One of the triggers of this crisis in the West, is 
Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
 
Indeed, Russia’s special military operation has
changed the world order, which is no longer
dominated by the West, some experts say. 
Its new structure, in their opinion, has 
already started to take shape.. and to 
take concrete contours. The process 
of shaping the new reality is not yet 
that visible due to some or other 
interests of the world politics 
...but it implies fundamental 
changes in the world order.
 
Some Western media outlets have already started
to acknowledge that a new commonality is taking
shape on the planet --- one that is in many ways 
superior to the Western one. In particular, CNN 
journalist F. Zakaria states this directly, and 
he believes that the United States will lose
its status as the world hegemon... in the 
near future.
 
Collapse of Pax Americana
 
In the light of the emerging situation, the West led by
 the U.S. is convulsively trying to retain control, but it 
is yielding to it with great difficulty. The unipolar 
world of Pax Americana is bursting at the seams
 and, according to many experts in our country 
and abroad, attempts to save it from Russia by 
closer consolidation against Russia are 
nothing but ‘putting out the fire 
with paraffin’.
 
Discussing the role of the US in the modern world, the
 famous British philosopher and sociologist Z. Bauman
 believes: “No one... can consider himself truly 
irreplaceable. Even the most privileged status
can turn out to be temporary - and suddenly 
change”. The prospect of living and acting 
according to alien standards and patterns 
that lead to a loss of national identity and 
identity... persists.
 
The US is used to setting the world’s rules of the
 game and changing them depending on the 
situation, seeing its mission as being at the 
top of the governance pyramid. Therefore, 
inequalities in income, consumption and 
living standards are only increasing, and
this is fraught --- with fragile economies, 
aggressive policies, regional instability 
and conflict.
 
Here it is worth recalling the words of Henry Kissinger,
 one of the outgoing “propaganda ministers of world 
government”, about the vulnerability of an all-
powerful country, about the problems of a 
new order in which America cannot 
dominate the world: 
 
“It must not compromise its own greatness by
 harbouring illusions about the limits of its 
capabilities. World leadership.. is an 
essential part of America’s power, 
and moral values... but it does not 
include the privilege of pretending 
to be in league with other nations, 
or the unlimited ability to impose 
its will on them by curtailing 
their goodwill.”
 
However, there is an ongoing and heated debate in
 expert circles on how long the transformation of 
the world order will continue and what will 
happen on the international stage before 
the final establishment of the multipolar 
world. Many observers are inclined to 
believe that this tectonic change 
could result in the world... 
descending into chaos.
 
If not the USA, then impartiality?
 
With the United States now failing as the sole pole of
 the world order, the world has entered a period of
 uncertainty and increased risks, especially
 exacerbated after the start of Russian 
special operations in Ukraine.
 
In his book “Global Confusion: American Foreign Policy
 and the Crisis of the Former Order”, R. Haas, former 
adviser to Barack Obama & president of the Council
 on Foreign Relations, introduced the notion of a 
world without states or a non-polar world. 
 
“A system of world government must be 
established - and sovereignty abolished. 
Nations must be prepared to surrender 
sovereignty to world structures. This 
is already happening in the trade 
sphere,” he argues. And further: 
 
“The moment of unipolarity” in  U.S. politics is over. 
International relations in the twenty-first century 
will be determined by a situation of non-polarity. 
Power will be diluted rather than concentrated, 
and nation-states will become less important 
as non-state actors strengthen. But this does 
not threaten the United States in any way. In 
the face of transition, Washington is still 
able to hold the course to a more 
secure world.
 
In the twenty-first century, the dominant feature of
 international relations will be non-polarity: It will 
not be one, two or even a few states, but dozens 
of actors that can have different effects on the 
state of the world. The new situation is 
fundamentally different from what it 
was in the past and represents a 
fundamental change in the
 balance of power.
 
But the advent of the era of non-polarity raises 
a number of important questions. How does it 
differ from other forms of world order? How 
and why did it emerge? What are the 
possible consequences of its 
functioning? And how should 
Russia respond to the 
emergence of
 this form?
 
In contrast to multipolarity, which implies several 
distinct poles or centres of power, a non-polar
 international system is characterized by 
the presence of numerous centres
 ...with considerable power.
 
A multipolar world order may be based on cooperation, 
even taking the form of a “concert of powers”, when 
several major states work together to create the 
rules of the game ...and develop measures to 
influence those who violate them... (the vivid 
example - the Vienna system of international
 relations). A multipolar world may also be 
more competitive and based on a balance 
of power, or it may pose a risk of conflict
 when that balance is disturbed.
 
An un-polar world today is not simply the result of the
 rise of other states and organisations or the failures
 and irrational moves of the United States. Impolarity
 is an inevitable consequence of globalisation. It has
 increased the volume, speed and importance of
 cross-border flows – from drugs, email, green-
house gases, industrial goods and people to 
television and radio signals, viruses (virtual 
and real) and weaponry.
 
Globalisation perpetuates a non-polar disorder and
makes it increasingly pervasive, which will have
mostly negative consequences for most states, 
including Russia. With so many actors wielding
considerable power & trying to exert influence,
it is more difficult to organise collective action 
and make international organisations work. 
Controlling dozens of actors is harder than 
controlling a few. The failure to reach 
agreement on the Trans-Pacific 
Partnership at the time, is a 
clear demonstration of
this truth.
 
However, even though the advent of an era of non-
polarity is inevitable, the nature of this form is not
 predetermined. To paraphrase the international
 relations theorist H. Bull, we can conclude that 
global politics anywhere in the world is a 
mixture of anarchy and organization. 
Moreover, anarchy is recognized as 
a leading force in the development 
of international relations. 
 
“Anarchy” is interpreted as the absence of a world
 government, a single supreme authority in the
 interaction of states. The question is what 
is the ratio of these components and 
what is the trend.
 
Much can and should be done to form the structure of
 a non-polar world. Order will not emerge on its own. 
On the contrary, a non-polar world, if left to its own 
devices, will become more chaotic over time.
Entropy teaches us that systems consisting 
of a large number of actors will, in the 
absence of external intervention, 
tend towards more randomness 
and disorder.
 
An impolar world order makes diplomacy difficult. It 
is not just that there are more actors in a non-polar 
world. It lacks the predictable fixed structures
and systems of relations that characterise uni-
polar, bipolar & multipolar forms. For example,
 alliances will lose much of their significance
--- if
 only because they require.. predictable
threats, 
clear projections and commitments,
all of 
which are lacking in a non-polar world. 
 
Relationships will become more selective and 
situation-driven. It will become more difficult 
to define other countries.. as either allies or
adversaries, cooperating with us on some 
issues.. and opposing us on others. 
 
Consultations and interest-based coalition building 
will come to the fore, as will diplomacy, which 
encourages engagement wherever possible 
and protects it from the consequences of 
inevitable disagreements.
 
It is particularly important not to make a mess 
of international terrorism if we do not want 
the era of impartiality to turn into an era of 
modernmedievalism. There are many ways 
to weaken existing terrorist organisations, 
using intelligence, law enforcement, and 
military capabilities. But none of this will 
work unless recruitment and funding for 
these organisations can be reduced. 
 
Parents, religious leaders and political leaders must 
show that terrorism is unacceptable, by showing 
contempt for those who engage in terrorist 
activities. More importantly -- governments 
should find ways to integrate marginalised 
young people into society, which cannot 
happen in the absence of political and 
economic opportunities.
 
The era of globalisation the world has experienced for
 the past 40 years is beginning to be replaced by an
 “age of disorder and chaos”, a Deutsche Bank study
 said. According to the forecast of the report’s author
 Jim Reid and his colleagues, the distinctive feature 
of the new time is the strengthening of the Chinese 
economy --- and its predominance over the U.S. 
economy. Analysts suggest that confrontation
 between the countries will occur mainly in the
 economic sphere and at times will resemble 
the relationship between Washington and 
Moscow during the Cold War. 
 
The report says that the “century of disorder” will be
 characterised by rising inflation, economic inequality, 
increased intergenerational competition and a new 
technological revolution. German economists 
predict that “disorder” will define the new 
era for a decade or longer.
 
The concept of “controlled chaos”
 
In US geopolitics, the theory of “promiscuous 
disorder” is closely tied in with the doctrine of 
“controlled chaos”, which is a kind of tool for 
world struggle without rules for geopolitical 
power in the world. The goal is to organize 
a country’s lack of subjectivity & establish 
a world order --- in the interests of the 
organizer (user) of “controlled chaos”.
 
As for the origins of the chaos theory, its original
 underlying idea was as follows: any evolutionary
 process is expressed by a succession of 
alternating opposite states – order and 
chaos, which are connected by phases 
of transition to chaos (destruction of 
structure) and exit from chaos (self-
organization). 
 
The increased scientific interest in the problem of
 chaos appeared under the influence of I. Prigozhin
 and I. Stengers’ “Order out of Chaos. The New
 Dialogue of Man with Nature”, published in 
the West in 1979 (in revised form in 1984).
 
A key figure in the development of the geopolitical
 doctrine of “controlled chaos” is S. Mann, who 
began his career as an employee of the U.S. 
Embassy in Jamaica, then worked in the 
embassy in Moscow, in the Soviet Union 
Affairs Division & the State Department 
Operations Centre, and, from 1991 to 
1992 was responsible for Russia and 
Eastern European countries... in the
 Office of the Secretary of Defense.
 
The basic idea of “controlled chaos” .......lies in the
 creation of controlled chaos in national economies 
and the social sphere. This paradoxical concept
 suggests that the economic and social life of 
the countries that are victims of this war is 
transformed into chaos. & the aggressors 
themselves, sitting at the controls of this
 weapon, keep the chaos in the camp of 
the enemy under control, for them, it is 
deliberately created... a special order.
 
The objectives of “controlled chaos” are:  the
reduction of the population not of interest to
the organizers of the new world order, the
weakening / destruction of nation-states 
with their control transferred to trans-
national corporations, supranational 
bodies, and organizations under the 
control of the initiators of launching
the technology of controlled chaos, 
followed by... blocking the 
subjectivity of develop-
ment of the country.
 
To solve these problems, various methods are used to
 create chaos in the country, including: promoting 
liberal democracy; improving living standards in 
the population, especially the elites; displacing 
the national ideology and values; supporting 
market reforms. The basis for organization 
of controlled chaos is the restructuring of 
the mass consciousness and worldview 
through the rigorous influence of 
modern means of manipulation 
of the entire spiritual sphere 
of man with the use of 
information and socio-
cultural technologies. 
 
During this restructuring, the destruction of 
the culture of solidarity, national unity, the 
destruction.. of the ability of large masses 
of the population to resist, to self-organize
and develop. The main tools are the media,
TNCs, private foundations & organisations 
and the intelligence services.
 
In fact, the doctrine of “controlled chaos” is a new
 form of colonial policy, turning some countries 
into a service appendage of “chosen” states 
or communities. This assumes and then
implements the unequal, predatory 
relations of exchanges of goods 
and the appropriation of the
property of “colonies”.
 
As a result, the doctrine of “controlled chaos” results
 in organization of “lack of personality” in the country
 or region, which is targeted by the organizers of
 “controlled chaos”.
 
No matter how long the non-polar world order and
 ‘controlled chaos’ continue... this period will be 
difficult and dangerous. But promoting a higher 
degree of global integration, will help to 
achieve stability.  Creating a central 
grouping of governments, and other 
actors committed to multilateralism 
would be a significant step forward. 
 
Let’s call it “concerted non-polarity”. This model
 would not end non-polarity, but it would help 
manage it and increase the chances that the 
international system would not degrade 
and disintegrate.
 
On the eve of global changes
 
Thus in the 21st century international relations
are undergoing a powerful transformation, that 
is changing the nature, structure and essence 
of the world order. 
 
The structure of the international system has been
 enriched by new actors that challenge the power 
and influence of traditional states and inter-
governmental organisations. Consequently, 
the essence of international relations has 
undergone significant changes. States... 
which sought to maximise their interests 
on the basis of the principle of 
sovereignty... now seek to 
enter the world-economy 
and world-politics.
 
In a changing world the United States is losing its
military, political, economic and moral supremacy 
and cannot pursue a unipolar world alone. It is
important for a once-powerful power, today, to
understand not just what it wants to achieve, 
but rather what it can achieve, what an 
increasingly fractured coalition led by 
it could support, and what its rivals, 
Russia and China, can come to 
terms with.
 
Russia faces an era of turbulence, a complex and 
unstable time that differs significantly from the 
realities of the past century. New criticality 
factors are taking shape in the world. 
 
Under these conditions, reliable anchors of stability
 for our country have been and will remain the unity
of the multinational people, a powerful Armed 
Forces and a successful national economy 
that must match Russia’s status as a 
great power.
 
To what extent we all living on this earth will be able 
to solve the task of building a new world, and what 
the price for the elimination of contradictions
 associated in particular with the problem of 
global disorder will be, it is difficult to say 
now, but it is clear that the establishment 
of a new model of international relations 
will be very painful and costly. 
 
At the same time... the experience so far accumulated, 
to solve the most diverse & no less complex problems
than today... gives hope that eventually the desire to
create a favorable external environment for the 
development of states, the growth of their 
interdependence will outweigh all the 
negative factors and lead to the 
formation of a better model of
 international relations, than
 the previous ones.
 
 
Well... very interesting...
 
what do YOU think?
 
 
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They see you coming!
(Unified peaceful Mass
Disobedience the
Only Way.)
by a blogger, June 5th.
 
In view of the carefully-suppressed “domestic
problems” affecting the US, and the rapidly-
emerging risk of loss of dollar primacy 
(which WILL be catastrophic for the 
US), it is at least “interesting” to 
remember back to 2012... and 
the “not so simply explained” 
relatively sudden purchase 
of BILLIONS of rounds of 
ammunition by many US 
Agencies, who are not 
''normally'' associated 
with the need for any 
firepower...  let alone 
significant firepower.
 
One of MANY examples –
 
https://investortimes.com/freedomoutpost/
look-what-other-federal-agencies-have-
ordered-huge-amounts-of-ammunition/
 
Interesting, too that the majority of these orders were
for hollow-point ammunition – and the use of such
deformable ammunition --- has been banned in 
warfare since the Hague Convention in 1899. 
Guess which Country NEVER ratified this 
Convention’s rulings….
 
Forward to 2015 – 
https://www.justsecurity.org/25200/dod-law-war-
manual-returns-hollow-point-bullets-armed-conflict/
 
Hollowpoint rounds are always antipersonnel rounds,
and were banned owing to the extreme amount of
injury, even lower kinetic energy rounds could 
inflict, since they are designed to impart ALL 
their kinetic energy into the target, rather 
than passing through it.
 
One shouldn’t jump to conclusions, but one also gets
the feeling that “someone” saw all this coming, and
that “someone” already knows how the situation 
will develop on the domestic front.
 
Again, I understand training. I really do. I understand
you can go through ammunition fast, but seriously,
does the Social Security Administration, or the
National Marine Fisheries Service need guns, 
let alone ammunition? As of yet there is no
explanation from either agency as to 
why the people working for them 
need any of this.
 
[Rhondda Records adds: John Lennon was
shot using hollow point bullets - revealing
that his killer was not the ''deranged fan''
of media lore, but a real 
Manchurian
Candidate controlled by a handler
- to make sure John 
would stop
inspiring his generation
 - to
change the world for good.
Read the book 'Who Killed
John Lennon' ..and then
tell me the US 
''elite''
isn't fascistic.] 
 
Hollow point bullets for Social
security staff - what do YOU 
think?
 
 
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What will the $ 40 billion 
allocated by the US for 
Ukraine actually do?
by Valentin Alfimov 
May 28th, 4:43pm
(KP.RU)
 
TO SHARE
 
Joe Biden signed a law that will send $ 40 billion in 
military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.  In Kiev, 
they are already rubbing their hands.. before the 
upcoming profit. But not everything is so simple.
 
 Zelensky and his friends will see no more than 10% 
of this amount, the rest is "not about your honour", 
and no one is going to transfer this money either 
today or tomorrow. 
 
I carefully read the document signed by the President 
of the United States together with Professor of the
 Faculty of Law of the Higher School of Economics
 Alexander Domrin. It turned out that the numbers
 in it are very crafty.
 
A TEASPOON A YEAR
 
This is the seventh aid package that the United States
 has allocated to Ukraine. The first was on February
 25th. That is, the "urgent package" they allocated
 literally the next day after the start of our special
 operation. Support of this kind does not pass 
through Congress so quickly. It is quite 
obvious that they prepared this 
in advance.
 
After that, there were two packages in March and four 
in April. But this is a different kind of help altogether. 
Not like this.
 
"What's the difference?"
 
Everything that was before these 40 billion is designed
 for immediate assistance. Urgent, one-time payments.
 Call it what you want. Currently, the support is
 designed for years. That is, the US' plan that 
this conflict will last for a long time. The
law 
clearly states: that this assistance
is 
designed for several budget years.
 
So tomorrow a plane with containers will not arrive, 
where stacks of 40 billion rubles with the signature
 "Zelensky"will be packed?
 
"No, of course not. Approximately 5 billion of these 40
 billion were allocated for the 22nd and 23rd budget
 years, and another 9 billion is planned for the 2026 
budget year. The full amount - $ 40 billion should 
be spent before the 2031 budget year.
 
Do they expect that Ukraine will 
not be denazified in 10 years?
 
"They don't calculate, they plan. They want it to be a
 long-term conflict. And the law on the allocation of 
aid to Ukraine speaks eloquently about this.
 
"I don't care. Even for 10 years,
 this is a large amount.''
 
There is such a thing as crafty figures. Nothing like
 that, no one allocates 40 billion to Ukraine. This
 money goes to " Ukraine and other countries 
affected by the conflict." This is a quote
 from a law that has already 
been signed.
 
"THIS IS ME, AND THIS IS ME, THIS IS ME AGAIN"
 
What will these 40 billion rubles be used for?
 
The law is very amazing and it clearly describes
who this money is intended for. So:
 
$3.9 billion - "assistance to the 
US armed forces in Europe."
 
We will immediately subtract this amount from the
 same 40 billion. Of course, this money will not go
 to any Ukraine, they will not even see it in Kiev.
 
$19 billion-goes under the article "military 
assistance to Ukraine". What do they 
consist of:
 
$6 billion – training of the armed forces of Ukraine 
(training of soldiers, purchase of equipment and
 logistics support).
 
The instructors are American -- the weapons are 
American (which they have in their warehouses),
 and the logistics support is provided by the US
 and NATO forces.
 
Washington will transfer this amount directly to 
its factories, units and specialists. Zelensky 
won't see them.
 
$9 billion - replenishment of US weapons reserves
 
In the previous paragraph, the Pentagon sold weapons
 to Ukraine from its warehouses. It now needs to be
 replenished. What they are going to do with 
9 billion "allocated to Ukraine". In other 
words, these 9 billion dollars simply 
remain in Washington.
 
$4 billion is given to Ukraine
 for independent purchases.
 
This is the first tranche that will fall into the hands of
 the Ukrainian authorities. On them, Zelensky will be
 able to buy anything from anyone. Well, his minions
 can warm their hands here.
 
And the third article "general assistance to
 the Government of Ukraine" - $16 billion.
 
Literal quotes from the law in the description of this
amount: "global humanitarian aid" & "international 
programs to minimize the global consequences of 
the conflict in Ukraine". Apparently, the US
assumes that there will be some global 
consequences... of the conflict in 
Ukraine, & allocate this money 
for international programs to 
getout of them. What is 
meant, they don't 
specify. But they
 do contain:
 
$5 billion for global food security
 
$2 billion - "long-term support for NATO allies" 
and "modernization of the Ministry of Defense".
 That is, the American Pentagon. As you 
understand, this money will not go 
beyond the United States.
 
$1 billion - to help Ukrainian refugees in Europe.
 
$364 million - research on the
 military situation in Ukraine.
 
The American Institute will investigate by itself. So far,
 the author of these studies has not been named, but 
one thing is for sure - the "right" company is 
selected for such contracts. We have 
already seen what corruption 
scandals Joe Biden's family 
was involved in, so, there 
is no doubt that they will 
launch their hand here. 
 
In addition, it is necessary to take into account
the fact -- that 12% of any contract with the US 
government goes to administrative expenses.
 
$400 million - "documenting and collecting evidence 
of war crimes and crimes against humanity 
committed by the Government of the 
Russian Federation in Ukraine".
 
That is, "new Buchi". It is with this money, that the
next provocations will be invented, produced, and
staged, which will then be called "war crimes" 
and "crimes against humanity" --- allegedly 
committed by the Russian government
 in Ukraine.
 
The same "general assistance to the government" 
of Ukraine includes funds for refugee support, 
diplomatic support and expert advice, and 
so on. Part of the amount is spread 
across other US departments and 
ministries. For example:
 
The State Department receives $110 million 
to organize and strengthen the security of 
embassies in Ukraine and neighboring 
countries (to be transferred directly).
 
The Ministry of Finance... receives $52 million to
track & locate the assets of Russian oligarchs. 
That is, the US Treasury Department will 
search for Russian oligarchs in the US. 
Please note that the word 'Ukraine' 
is also missing here.
 
These are the details that make up the $ 40 billion 
that supposedly goes to Ukraine. They largely 
either stay in the US or go to its allies.
 
AT WHOSE EXPENSE IS THE BANQUET?
 
The question remains open, Domrin notes. 
 
Definitely, Kiev will have to return - with interest - the
$6 billion for "training of the armed forces of Ukraine"
and $4 billion for "independent purchases". Biden is
always vague about the rest. He likes to talk about
Lend-Lease, but he never talks about its terms. 
But believe me, the United States will never 
leave itself at a loss.
 
Meanwhile, the reputable rating agency Moody's 
downgraded Ukraine's long-term rating to Caa3, 
which means " very low-quality, high-risk 
liabilities." The agency noted that so 
far, due to international support, 
Ukraine is still afloat, but the 
national debt is growing 
very much from this.
 
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Putin is a man of reason and great courage: 
an amazing sermon by a British bishop 


British (Welsh!) Left-Leaning Bishop, Richard
Williamson, 82 (!), during a trip to Poland, on 
May 15th, 2022, said very interesting things
about the Ukrainian conflict, Western
leaders, and the Russian President, 
Vladimir Putin.


We invite you to watch his sermon in
Warsaw, 
by pressing the link below:

amazing sermon by a British (Welsh) bishop (VIDEO)

"Russia was forced to defend itself, and stupid Europe
 follows the orders of the United States. Vladimir Putin
 is a man of reason and great courage..."


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Vladimir Putin addressed the 
plenary session of the 1st
 Eurasian Economic Forum
May 26th, 2022 
 
Also attending the meeting were... Prime Minister of
 Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Kazakhstan 
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan 
Sadyr Japarov, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman 
Golovchenko, and Chairman of the Board of the
 Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail
Myasnikovich. The forum moderator was 
Alexander Shokhin, President of the 
Russian Union of Industrialists and 
Entrepreneurs, member of the 
Presidium of the EAEU 
Business Council.
 
The purpose of the Eurasian Economic Forum,
 established by a decision of the Supreme 
Eurasian Economic Council and timed to 
coincide with a meeting of the SEEC, is 
to further deepen economic cooperation 
between the EAEU member states.
 
The EEF 2022 in Bishkek, themed Eurasian Economic
 Integration in the Era of Global Shifts: New 
Investment Opportunities, will focus on 
promising areas for the strategic 
development of integration. 
 
The participants will discuss ways to deepen
 industrial, energy, transport, financial, and 
digital cooperation.
 
* * *
 
Address at the plenary session of 
the 1st Eurasian Economic Forum.
 
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: I am grateful for
 this opportunity to address you, to speak on the
 issues which you [Alexander Shokhin] have 
raised and which, as you suggested, should 
be addressed in greater detail.
 
First of all, I would like to thank President of
 Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov and his team for 
organising the event. I can see many people 
in the audience, including businesspeople
 and government officials. I am sure that 
the media will take a keen interest in
 the forum.
 
This is what I would like to begin with when answering
 your question. The development of Eurasian
 integration has no connection whatsoever 
to current developments or market 
conditions. We established this 
organisation many years ago. 
In fact, we established it at 
the initiative of the First
 President of Kazakhstan 
[Nursultan Nazarbayev].
 
I remember very well the main conversation we had on
 that issue, on that subject, when he said, “You must 
choose what is more important to you: working 
more actively and more closely with your direct 
neighbours and natural partners, or prioritising,
 for example, admission to the World Trade
 Organisation.” It was in this connection 
that we had to make decisions.
 
And although we were interested in joining the WTO
 and in developing relations accordingly with our
 Western partners, as you said and as I continue 
to say, we nevertheless regarded as our main 
priority the development of relations with our 
direct and natural neighbours within the 
common economic framework of the 
Soviet Union. This is my first point.
 
The second. Already at that time, we started
developing ties - I will speak about this later
- within the framework of the Greater 
Eurasian Partnership. Our motivation, 
was not the political situation....   but 
global economic trends, because the 
centre of economic development is 
gradually – we are aware of this, 
and our businesspeople are 
aware of this – is gradually 
moving, continues to move
into the Asia-Pacific Region.
 
Of course, we understand the tremendous advantages
 of high technology in advanced economies. This is
 obvious. We are not going to shut ourselves off 
from it. There are attempts to oust us from this 
area a little but this is simply unrealistic in the 
modern world. It is impossible. If we do not 
separate ourselves by putting up a wall, 
nobody will be able to isolate such a 
country as Russia.
 
Speaking not only about Russia, but also about our
partners in the EAEU and the world in general, this
task is completely unfeasible. Moreover... those 
who are trying to fulfil it... harm themselves the 
most. No matter how sustainable, economies 
of countries pursuing this shortsighted policy
are, the current state of the global economy 
shows that our position is right and justified, 
even in terms of macroeconomic indicators.
 
These advanced economies have not had such
 inflation for the past 40 years; unemployment 
is growing, logistics chains are breaking and 
global crises are growing in such sensitive 
areas as food. This is no joke. It is a 
serious factor affecting the entire 
system of economic and 
political relations.
 
Meanwhile, these sanctions and bans are aimed at
constraining and weakening the countries that are
pursuing an independent policy, and they are not
limited to Russia or even China. I do not doubt for
a second that there are many countries that want
to and will pursue an independent policy and their
number is growing. No world policeman will be 
able to stop this global process. There will not 
be enough power for this and the desire to do 
so will evaporate due to a host of domestic 
problems in those countries. I hope they 
will eventually realise that this policy 
has no prospects whatsoever.
 
Violating rules and norms in international finances and
 trade is counterproductive. In simple words, it will
 only lead to problems for those who are doing it. 
Theft of foreign assets has never done any good
 to anyone, primarily those who are engaged in 
these unseemly deeds. As it's transpired now, 
neglect for the political & security interests 
of other countries, leads to chaos and 
economic upheavals with global 
repercussions.
 
Western countries are sure that any persona non grata
 who has their own point of view and is ready to
 defend it can be deleted from the world 
economy, politics, culture and sports. 
In fact, this is nonsense, and, as I 
said, it is impossible to make
 this happen.
 
We can see it. Mr Shokhin, as a representative of our 
business, you certainly face problems, especially 
in the field of supply chains and transport, but
 nevertheless, everything can be adjusted, 
everything can be built in a new way. Not 
without losses at a certain stage, but it 
leads to the fact that we really become 
stronger in some ways. In any case, we 
are definitely acquiring new skills and 
are starting to focus our economic, 
financial, and administrative 
resources on breakthrough 
areas.
 
True, not all the import substitution goals were
 achieved in previous years. But it is impossible 
to achieve everything: life is faster than 
administrative decisions, it develops 
faster. But there is no problem. We 
have done everything necessary 
in key areas that ensure 
our sovereignty.
 
Let us move on. After all, import substitution is not 
a pill for every ill, and we are not going to deal
 exclusively with import substitution. We are 
just going to develop. But we will continue 
to arrange import substitution in those 
areas where we are forced to do so. 
Yes, maybe with some mixed results, 
but definitely we will only become 
stronger thanks to this, especially 
in the field of high technologies.
 
Look, after the CoCom lists – I have already spoken
 about this many times – after what you said about 
our work, for instance, within the same former G8 
and so on, restrictions still remained. In the most 
sensitive areas, everything was still closed. In 
fact, fundamentally – I want to emphasise this
 – nothing has changed fundamentally.
 
These issues related to large-block assemblies and so
on, it took so much effort to increase localisation
within the country, in our economy, in the real 
sectors of the economy, in industry. And
even 
then we did not agree on key
issues, in 
many respects.
 
Actually, import substitution was necessary
to create not just assembly shops, but also
 engineering centres and research centres. 
This is inevitable for any country that 
wants to increase its economic, 
financial and ultimately political 
sovereignty. It is inevitable.
 
This is why we have been doing it, and not because
 the current state of affairs demands it from us, but
 simply because life itself demanded this, and we 
were active.
 
And, of course, we will work actively within the
 framework of the Eurasian Economic Union and
 within the CIS in general, we will work with the
 regions of Asia, Latin America and Africa. But I 
assure you, and you can see it yourselves,
 many of our companies from Europe, our 
partners from Europe, have announced 
that they are leaving. You know, some-
times when we look at those who are 
leaving, we ask ourselves: isn’t it a 
good thing that they have left? We 
will take up their niches: our 
business and our production 
– they have matured, and 
they will safely take root 
on the ground... that our 
partners have prepared. 
Nothing will change.
 
And those who want to bring in some luxury goods,
 they will be able to do so. Well, it will be a little 
more expensive for them, but these are people 
who are already driving Mercedes S 600, and 
will continue to do so. I assure you, they will 
bring them from anywhere, from any country. 
That is not what is important for us. What is 
important for the country, for its development
 – I have already said this and I will repeat it – 
are the engineering centres and research 
centres that are the basis of our own 
development. This is what we must 
think about and what we must work 
on both within the EAEU and in a 
broad sense with our partners – 
those who want to cooperate 
with us.
 
We have a very good base that we inherited from the
 old days, we only need to support it and to invest
 resources there. As for those areas, in which we
 did not invest appropriate resources before, 
including, say, administrative resources, 
relying on the fact that everything can 
be bought by selling oil and gas, life 
itself has now forced us to 
invest there.
 
And thank God that this has happened. I do not see
 any problem here with the fact that we have not
 completed something in the field of import
 substitution. We will not do it just because 
the current economic situation forces us 
to do so, but only because it is in the 
interests of our country.
 
The Eurasian Economic Union has developed a
 roadmap for industrialisation, with over 180 
projects --- with a total investment of over 
$300 billion. A programme for agricultural 
development has been prepared,
 including more than 170 projects 
worth $16 billion.
 
Russia has something to offer here, and
 businesspeople are well aware of this. 
We have grown to be highly competitive 
at the global level, in the global markets. 
Russia remains – if we speak about 
agriculture – the largest exporter of 
wheat, number one in the world. 
Until recently, we were buying it 
– now we are selling it, number 
one in the world. True, countries 
such as the United States or 
China produce even more --- 
but they also consume more. 
But Russia has become no.1 
in international trade.
 
Our high-tech industries are growing successfully, too.
 And we would like to continue growing together with
 our EAEU partners. We can and should restore our 
collaborative competencies.
 
I have discussed this with my colleagues, with the
 President of Kazakhstan and the Prime Minister of
 Armenia – not because some of Russia’s IT 
workers have moved to Armenia, not at all. 
They are free to relocate and work anywhere, 
and God bless them. But again, it is a certain
 challenge for us: it means we must create
 better conditions.
 
We have opportunities to work with the Republic of
Belarus in a number of areas of cooperation... and 
we will definitely do this, because the Republic of
Belarus has retained certain expertise that's very
important for us, including in microelectronics. 
President Lukashenko and I just met in Sochi 
and talked about it, and even agreed to set 
aside funding for those projects in Belarus.
The products that these enterprises, these 
industries will make, will enjoy demand in 
Russia. This is a very interesting and 
promising area.
 
The EAEU countries have laid the foundation for 
a common digital landscape, including a unified
 products traceability system. Various platform
 solutions are being developed, for example, 
the Work without Borders search system. 
The project is very important for all our 
countries. Despite all the crises and 
challenges caused by the current 
political situation, labour migrants 
continue to send almost as much 
money home from Russia as 
before. Moreover, some 
countries are receiving 
even more money now, 
as my colleagues from
the CIS, have told me.
 
The practice of payments in national currencies is
 expanding, which is very important. Notably, their
 share in the mutual trade of the Union’s countries 
has already reached 75 percent. We will continue 
to work on interlinking our national payment 
systems and bank cards.
 
We believe it is important to expedite the dialogue 
on internal international financial and payment
 mechanisms, such as transitioning from SWIFT 
to direct correspondent contacts between the 
banks of the friendly countries, including 
through the Russian Central Bank’s 
financial messaging system. We 
also propose strengthening the
cooperation with key lending 
and financial centres in the 
Asia-Pacific Region.
 
New topics related to Eurasian integration include
 developing cooperation in green technology, 
environmental protection and energy saving. 
We expect to receive support and proactive
 suggestions from the business community.
 
Colleagues,
 
In the current international conditions when,
 unfortunately, traditional trade and economic 
links and supply chains are being disrupted,
 Russia’s initiative to form a Greater Eurasian
 Partnership– an initiative we have been 
discussing for many years – is gaining a
 special meaning.
 
We are thankful to the leaders of the EAEU countries
 for supporting this proposal from the very beginning.
 BRICS members such as China and India as well as
 several other countries also supported creating a
 Greater Eurasian Partnership. The Shanghai
 Cooperation Organisation, ASEAN and other
 organisations have shown interest in 
this initiative.
 
Here, I would like to mention several specific ideas
 pertaining to the comprehensive development of 
the Greater Eurasian Partnership.
 
First, it is reasonable to develop shared institutions for
 specific growth points, including creating a Eurasian
 export centre and trade houses, expediting the
 establishment of a Eurasian reinsurance 
company, examining the issue of 
developing special trans-border 
economic zones, probably even 
with supranational authority.
 
The second point. It is important to step up the EAEU’s
cooperation with foreign partners and inform them
about the benefits & advantages of working with
the EAEU.. and of our key projects and plans. My 
colleagues know that interest in our association 
is growing. In this context...  the EAEU Business 
Council could play a significant role. It's already
successfully developing ties beyond our union. 
Its business dialogue system may become an 
example for a potential business cooperation 
platform in Greater Eurasia.
 
That said, as I have already noted, it would be
 desirable to support the freedom of business
 initiative, the creative activity of business, of 
our investors. I suggest creating additional,
 better incentives for this purpose and 
investing more in Eurasian projects. 
Naturally, companies representing 
national businesses of the EAEU 
countries must receive 
priority support.
 
My third point. It is time to draft a comprehensive
 strategy for developing large-scale Eurasian
 partnership. It must reflect the key inter-
national challenges facing us, determine 
future goals and contain instruments and 
mechanisms for achieving them. We must 
consider further steps in developing our 
system of trade and investment agree-
ments, in part, with the participation 
of the SCO, ASEAN and BRICS 
member countries.
 
In fact, we may draft new agreements that will 
develop and supplement WTO rules. In this 
context, it is important... to pay attention 
not only to tariffs but also to the removal
 of non-tariff barriers. This may produce
 considerable results without subjecting
 our national economies to risks.
 
In conclusion, I would like to say the following. It
 would be no exaggeration to say that Greater 
Eurasia is a big civilisational project. The main 
idea is to create a common space for equitable
 cooperation for regional organisations. The 
Greater Eurasian Partnership is designed 
to change the political and economic 
architecture and guarantee stability 
& prosperity on the entire continent 
– naturally, taking account of the 
diverse development models, 
cultures and traditions of all 
nations. I am confident, and 
this is obvious anyway, that 
this centre would attract a 
big audience.
 
I would like to wish success and productive
 cooperation to all participants of the 
Eurasian Economic Forum.
 
Thank you for your attention. 
 
Thank you.

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Ukraine’s Nazi Connection, 
And The British National 
Cover-Up
by Brett Redmayne-Titley
May 22nd (SouthFront)
 
The UK government is funding a Nazi regime 
in Ukraine... rather than prioritizing its 
domestic national interests.
 
Britain’s parliamentary warlords have to date gladly
 provided £2.1 Billion --- to fund the Ukrainian war 
effort --- rather than budgeting to fix the UK’s 
gutted NHS, declining educational system, 
historic poverty - or ever-increasing home-
less population. With the deplorable state 
of the UK in mind, why does the British 
public continue to ignore this national 
decline, in favour of Ukraine’s factual 
allegiance to neo-Nazism?
 
Answer: the lies of the British media.
 
It is high time to factually challenge the UK media
 cover-up of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi connection, by
 exposing the inconvenient truths regarding 
its allegiance to Nazi-inspired Ukrainian 
leader Stepon Bandera, the Ukrainian 
Right Sector, and the Azov Battalion 
whose swastikas are steeped in the 
blood from the slaughter of 14,000 
eastern Ukrainians.
 
The origin of the war in Ukraine and its propagation of
 neo-Nazism can be traced back to the 2014 Ukrainian
 “Orange Revolution” that saw the US help overthrow
 a legitimately elected president Viktor Yanukovych,
 and create the terror of Maidan Square. 
 
Months before, Assistant US Secretary of State
 Victoria Nuland, had publicly stated that the 
US had spent US$5 Billion, to support US-
s
tyle democracy in Ukraine. When that 
“democracy” spiralled into predictable 
national violence, much to the dismay 
of European leaders, Nuland famously 
stated, “F***k the EU.” A three-word 
synopsis for US democratic 
diplomacy, then and now.
 
Regionally and culturally Ukraine is divided East to
West, on either side of the Dnieper River with the
capital, Kyiv at the north end. Eastern Ukraine, 
is primarily culturally Russian and has been for
 centuries. The 1939 Molotov/ Ribbentrop Pact 
divided Ukraine along new borders and today 
west Ukraine... is far more aligned culturally 
and politically with western Europe and the 
US. For these reasons, western Ukraine has 
great animosity towards the East, hence the 
2014 election.... was very close and violent.
 
Yanukovych was from the Donbas of far eastern
 Ukraine and until the 2014 election, the people 
of the city regions of Luhansk (LPR), Donetsk 
(DPR), and the Donbas had little to fear from
 the Ukrainian government. 
 
These regions are the important industrial,
 manufacturing and mining centres of 
Ukraine while the western half is far 
more agrarian. Regardless, east and 
west lived in relative harmony
post-
1939... until 2014. 
 
On February 20th that year pro-democracy snipers
 murdered - in cold blood - forty-nine innocent 
Ukrainians and four policemen in one night, 
during US-backed post-election protests 
against Yanukovych, at Maidan Square. 
 
The murders -- falsely blamed on Russia -- had the
 intended effect of sending Ukraine into a tailspin 
of East vs. West anti-Russian ultra-violence. 
 
Yanukovych abandoned the presidency and went
to 
Russia and the parliament installed Arseniy
 Yatsenyuk as temporary president, until 
new elections brought to power Petro 
Poroshenko, who was aligned with 
US interests and did nothing to 
restrict the growing influence 
of the neo-Nazi Right Sector, 
or Azov Battalion.
 
Thus began the Ukraine war.
 
Before 2014 the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) had
 been rife with anti-Russian/ Jewish sentiment for 
decades, but was held in check by Yanukovych, 
and other Russian aligned leaders. During WW2 
Ukrainian Nazi collaborator, Stepon Bandera,
 achieved almost hero status in western 
Ukraine, for his genocide of Ukrainian 
Russians and Jews and statues were 
erected in his honour after he was 
assassinated in 1959. 
 
Bandera was unabashedly a neo-Nazi and created 
his legion of the like-minded. However, his death 
only galvanized his underground supporters, 
many of whom remained within, not only
 the Ukrainian Army, but the political 
structure itself.
 
This is evidenced by a Ukrainian politician, Andriy