Category Archives: Russia

‘Christian State’: Meet The Hard-Core Russian Religious Activists Making Cinemas Tremble

In January, Andrei Alekseyev received a letter from religious activists warning that movie theaters like his “could burn” if they showed a forthcoming film about a romantic liaison of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, who has been canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.

The letter, signed by a group calling itself Christian State-Holy Rus, claimed to have members across Russia prepared to sacrifice their lives for its “true Orthodox Christian path” and said that showing the film, titled Matilda, could lead to bloodshed and “civil war.”


Trump administration orders three Russian diplomatic facilities in U.S. closed

Trump administration has ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities in U.S. closed following expulsion of American diplomats from Russia, the State Department said Thursday.

Last month, Russia demanded that the U.S. diplomatic presence there be reduced by hundreds of people. In retaliation, the State Department ordered the Russian Government to close its Consulate General in San Francisco, a chancery annex in Washington, D.C., and a consular annex in New York City. These closures will need to be accomplished by September 2.


‘Natasha’ of Mass Destruction: How Moscow and NATO Nickname Russian Weapons

Traditionally, any kind of weapon in Russia, including a tank, a pistol or an aircraft, is given an official alphabetic or alphanumeric designation.

But in everyday life, the country’s designers and the military refer to Russian weaponry by official and unofficial nicknames, something that is also the case with NATO representatives.

In this vein, it is worth pointing to a systemic approach related to the nicknames of some kinds of weapons.


Russia foils two ISIS suicide bombers who planned to blow themselves up on the subway in Moscow

Russian intelligence officers have foiled a plot by an Islamic State-linked terrorist cell to carry out a number of attacks in Moscow, including at least two suicide bombings.

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of planning terror attacks in Moscow, allegedly led by two Russian-born ISIS-fighters.

The group’s plans involved two suicide bomber attacks – one on public transport and one in a shop, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said today.


Through this beige office runs the Kremlin cash that funds U.S. anti-fracking activists, Republicans say

WASHINGTON – A couple of influential Republicans from Texas see a long trail of Kremlin money leading to a beige office building on a palm-lined street in Bermuda – and it has nothing to do with the investigations of Russian election meddling.

The cash, tagged to an offshore shell company housed in a law office inside, was not intended for the 2016 presidential election. Rather, they believe, it was part of a “covert anti-fracking campaign” to foster global dependence on Russian gas.


Why Does the Left Suddenly Hate Russia?

After 70 years of accommodating and appeasing Russia, Democrats suddenly foment a red scare.

No one doubts that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is no ally of the U.S. But rivalry is quite a different notion than returning to the Cold War, when enemies faced each other down with arsenals of nuclear missiles. Quite strangely, the supposedly pacifist Left now seems to welcome that dangerous polarity.


Trump signs new Russia sanctions bill into law

President Donald Trump signed a sweeping sanctions bill intended to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election Wednesday.

The bill limits Trump’s autonomy with respect to Russia policy as it includes a provision that requires Congressional approval for any revisions to the legislation. The bill also levies sanctions against North Korea and Iran.

The Trump administration initially objected to the bill’s constraint on executive power making it unclear whether Trump cooperate.


Russia ‘could be arming the Taliban’, according to newly emerged video

New footage adds weight to previous suggestions made by Afghan and US officials that Moscow is helping fuel renewed insurgent offensive

The Russian government may be providing Taliban militants in Afghanistan with sophisticated weaponry to assist in its fight against the US-backed government, it has emerged.

New photos and video footage obtained by CNN shows insurgents armed with sniper rifles, heavy machine guns and Kalashnikov-type guns which weapons experts who looked at the video said had been stripped of any symbols or insignia which could identify their origin.

In one video, a fighter wearing a mask says he received the arms for free from over the border in Tajikistan.


Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails

Damning emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman did not come from Russian hackers and the claim is being made to “delegitimize” Donald Trump, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview.


FAKE NEWS: White House Calls Idea of ‘Second Meeting’ Between Trump and Putin ‘False, Malicious and Absurd’

Several mainstream news media outlets reported Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, undisclosed “meeting” at the G-20 summit earlier this month in Hamburg, Germany, attended only by Putin’s translator.

The “meeting” — occurring during a dinner for heads of states and their spouses, supposedly “raised the eyebrows” of other foreign leaders at the dinner, for breaking national security protocol by not also having a U.S. translator present, according to Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, who first reported the meeting in a note sent to clients, according to Reuters.