Tagarchief: Russia

Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence

The President of the Russian Federation Executive Order On Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federationon Nuclear Deterrence With a view to provide for the implementation of the State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence I … Lees verder

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Transcription of Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference: excerpts on NATO, Ukraine, Biden, Navalny.

(Excerpts from Putin’s annual press conference, 23 December 2021, Moscow. For the Russian original, click here) (…) BBC, please. Petr Kozlov: Good afternoon, Mr President. Petr Kozlov, BBC Russian Service. Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon. Petr Kozlov: Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and headquarters were designated … Lees verder

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Kabinet: Rusland schendt INF-verdrag

Aan de Voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal Binnenhof 4 Den Haag Onze Referentie DVB/NW-130/2018 Datum 27 november 2018 Betreft Nederlandse conclusie over de Russische schending van het INF-verdragHet INF-verdrag (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) is meer dan dertig jaar zeer … Lees verder

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Songs from Stalin’s Gulag

Here are some songs from the Soviet Union labor camps, better known as the Gulag. They come from a LP in my collection, published by the Dutch section of Amnesty International in 1977. The songs were collected by Hungarian citizen A. … Lees verder

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NATO strengthens its Response Force

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, press briefing after day 1 of the meeting of deference ministers, 24 June 2015. Verbatim text: – “First, we decided to increase further  the strength and capability of the NATO Response Force, including its Air, Maritime … Lees verder

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President Putin on the ‘genetic code’ of Russian people

(Fragment from the annual phone-in with the Russian president, 17 April 2014) Vladimir Putin: I thought for a long while about whether to answer this question at all. It is not a question that would fit in a blitz Q&A … Lees verder

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Stratfor: Kremlinology today

A four-part Stratfor analysis on the tactics involved in studying Russia’s internal political struggles. Part One: Studying the Kremlin in Soviet Times Summary Winston Churchill once said, “Kremlin political intrigues are comparable to a bulldog fight under a rug. An outsider … Lees verder

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Stratfor: A Net Assessment of the World

Stratfor, Geopolitical Weekly May 19, 2015 By George Friedman A pretentious title requires a modest beginning. The world has increasingly destabilized and it is necessary to try to state, as clearly as possible, what has happened and why. This is … Lees verder

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Nemtsov report on Russia’s involvement in Ukraine published

In Moscow, the ‘posthumous’ report initially started by slain politician Boris Nemtsov has been published. It deals with all aspects of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine. As to casualties, it puts the number of Russian military personnel killed in Ukraine at … Lees verder

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A puzzling new report on the downing of flight MH17

On Tuesday 5 May the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published a hitherto unknown report about the downing of flight MH17. It was reportedly drafted by (anonymous) engineers working in Russia’s military-industrial complex. Novaya Gazeta itself did not draw conclusions from the report, … Lees verder

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