November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the Israeli backed assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. JFK went from being pro-Palestinian in the 1930s to a shabbos goy in the 1950s and back to being pro-Palestine in the
The Left set out on its present road with de-Stalinisation. Let’s be clear about this: Joseph Stalin was a rough and hard man who confronted Hitler, Churchill and Truman; he ruled in difficult times, and he can’t be seen a
After the kingfisher’s wing has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still ~Four Quartets, Burnt Norton, pt 5, TS Eliot In the last month, a nasty rumor circulated through the world’s media. It started with a Syria
Published on Mar 20, 2013 by RT Scenes of relief and celebration greeted the Cyprus Parliament’s rejection of a tax on bank deposits. The one-off levy linked to an EU bailout deal would have seen millions of account holders lose
To the many crimes of President Vladimir Putin, a new one was added last month: kicking babies, sweet, innocent, plump babies — out of sheer wickedness. This crime was discussed ad nauseam, until it became a meme which was summed
An Entertainment Who said the filthy rich are good for nothing? Their antics are very entertaining! The Nouveau Riche have always been notorious headline-stealers, but the newest crop of Russian oligarchs make the robber barons of previous generations look timid
On Tuesday, Pussy Riot received one of five LennonOne Grant for Peace awards [John Lennon’s 72nd and a Light Still Shines on Truth] and on Wednesday an appellate court in Moscow set free one of the three jailed members of
Deep in Siberia’s Taiga forest is Vissarion, a cult leader who looks like Jesus and claims to be the voice of God. He’s known as “the Teacher” to his 4,000 followers, who initially seem surprisingly normal. Hosted by Rocco Castoro
Universally admired, Pussy Riot (or PR for short) have been promoted as superstars. But what are they? A rock or punk group they are not. A British journalist marvelled: they produce no music, no song, no painting, nada, rien, nothing.
This article by Igor Kochetkov was originally published on Open Democracy under a Creative Commons License * * * * LGBT issues have taken a battering in Russia over the last year, with a number of regions introducing repressive laws
The US “withdrawal” from Iraq last year and the planned “withdrawal” from Afghanistan in 2014 cannot help but change the face of Central Asia and the Middle East. But how does Russia fit in, asks Eric Walberg The world is
In a wonderfully chess-like move, the Russian Parliament skillfully moved to block attempts to de-stablize Russia by using NGOs to encourage dissent. AlJaZeera reported today that a new law had been passed with only one vote against and one abstention.
Islam is the second most widely professed religion in the Russian Federation but little news of how life is for Muslims in Russia ever reaches the U.K. however this story came to my attention today. In March of this year,