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Posts published in February 2010

Russia Says: No – We Did Not Forget The Tanks!

Where else can you go and find 200 tanks unguarded and hatches unlocked? But Russia… It seems that last November, at a tiny railway station near Yekaterinburg in Russia’s Urals. About 200 tanks were unloaded from the rail cars and left near the station. The people living there say that the tanks seem to be in good order and anyone…

Russia Today and "CrossTalk"

“CrossTalk” is the newest addition to the RT program lineup. This TV debate club presents hot-topic discussions on politics, business, news makers, global trends, present-day conflicts, dangers and challenges of modern world. His guests are politicians, journalists, scientists – anyone who influences the decisions changing our world or plays a key role in forming public opinion.We are going to run…

The 2nd Superpower – Opinion By Alexei Bayer

The St. Petersburg Times – Opinion – The 2nd Superpower: “Few people around the world foresaw the collapse of the Soviet Union or the demise of communism. But back in 1981, Robert Tucker, a prominent neocon and an old-school U.S. isolationist, surprised our graduate seminar at an international affairs school by suggesting not only that the Soviet empire might be…

The "Klim Voroshilov" – The Ghost!

This is a good video and these guys have their work cut out for them. It seems to me that a better surviving remains could be found (?) but I guess you make do with what you have and in this case they are going to have to make a lot of parts by hand. I found one thing interesting,…

Medvedev and Interview With Paris Match!

February 25, 2010,Gorki, Moscow Region (recorded on February 18, 2010) Interview to the French Magazine Paris Match OLIVIER ROYANT: Mr. President, thank you very much for receiving us today at your residence. In a few days you will celebrate the second anniversary of your election to the post of the President, and you will actually be in Paris. This year…

This Year the Victory in the Patriotic War Celebration may also be the Great Amnesty!

I found this to be extremely interesting: MOSCOW, February 25 (Itar-Tass) — About 45,000 people may be amnestied on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the chairman of the State Duma Committee for Civil, Criminal, Arbitration and Procedural Legislation, Pavel Krasheninnikov, who also co-chairs the Association of Russian Lawyers, said at a…

Russia Says : What Kinda Of Fool Do You Think We Are?

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will not support “crippling” sanctions against Iran, including any that may be slapped on the Islamic Republic’s banking or energy sectors, a senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday. (Link) Russia nor China will support crippling sanctions and the reason is that America is using these sanctions to cripple and hurt the people in Iran. America hopes to…

Thank Goodness: Yulia in Ukraine has Backed Down!

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has dropped her legal challenge against her rival’s victory in Ukraine’s presidential election. Mrs Tymoshenko said the court was not interested in giving her justice in her case against winner Viktor Yanukovych. The Kiev court had suspended the result when Mrs Tymosheko appealed on Tuesday, claiming the poll was rigged. International monitors deemed the vote free…

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