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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:02 AM

A Russian soldier fighting in Ukraine described himself as fighting “a holy war” for Mother Russia. There is a nationalistic-religious dimension to Russia’s war in Ukraine that Western analysts are not seeing.

Putin wants to fight off modern values that have unquestionably led to lower birthrates, which is something that Russia, facing demographic disaster, cannot afford.


Examining the Hatred of Vladimir Putin and Russia


Many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are rejecting their historic roots, including the values that constitute the very basis of Western civilisation.

Today the Russian Orthodox Church is the most conservative, traditional and anti-Communist religious body in the world.

Putin has championed Russian laws that:

(1) have practically outlawed abortion in Russia;
(2) clamp down on homosexuality and homosexual propaganda---no homosexual propaganda in Russian schools, no public displays of homosexuality;
(3) strongly support traditional marriage, especially religious marriage, with financial aid to married couples having more than two children;
(4) have established compulsory religious instruction in all Russian schools;
(5) have made religious holidays now official Russian state holidays;
(6) have instituted a nationwide program of rebuilding churches that were destroyed by the Communists; and
(7) officially support the Russian film industry in producing conservative religious and patriotic movies


http://www.unz.com/a...tin-and-russia/

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 06:29 AM

Russian Mouse Threatens U.S. Elephant

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!”

Russia’s military budget is one tenth that of the United States..

How silly. It seems the Russians have sent six tanks to Syria, some medium artillery and a bunch of military technicians to two bases on Syria’s coast near Latakia.

The United States has about 800 bases and military installations around the globe. Russia has only a handful of small bases near its borders.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:44 AM

What Putin seems to be saying to us is this:

If America’s elites continue to assert their right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations, to make them conform to a U.S. ideal of what is a good society and legitimate government, then we are headed for endless conflict. And, one day, this will inevitably result in war, as more and more nations resist America’s moral imperialism.

Nations have a right to be themselves, Putin is saying.

They have the right to reflect in their institutions their own histories, beliefs, values and traditions, even if that results in what Americans regard as illiberal democracies or authoritarian capitalism or even Muslim theocracies.

There was a time, not so long ago, when Americans had no problem with this, when Americans accepted a diversity of regimes abroad. Indeed, a belief in nonintervention abroad was once the very cornerstone of American foreign policy.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:26 AM

Putin: Hottest Ticket in Town at G20; Road to Peace Runs Through Moscow

Vladimir Putin left last year’s G20 meeting in Brisbane early in a huff, tired of being chided by world leaders over Ukraine. Twelve months on, an audience with the Russian president was one of the hottest tickets in town, as western leaders were forced to recognise the road to peace in Syria inevitably runs through Moscow.

Few at the annual summit of world leaders have seen such a transformation in their fortunes, or appeared to enjoy it as much, as Mr Putin moved from a scolded diplomatic outcast to a self-styled problem-solver the west cannot ignore.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 07:17 AM

Jim Rogers: Invest in North Korea, Iran and Russia

 

Rogers presents several non-traditional ideas, most notably as relates to various frontier markets he is looking at currently, as well as Russia, a market where he has notoriously been invested since the start of 2015 when he went long Russian stocks, and which recently – and very much under the radar – hit all-time highs. So Rogers takes a well-deserved victory lap.

 

Rogers describes unconventional investments including government bonds in Russia, where he proclaims, “the yields are astonishing.”

 

My three shareholdings are all making all-time highs. I own shares of Aeroflot, going through the roof. Moscow Stock Exchange, going through the roof. PhosAgro, big fertilizer. I’m a director. Big fertilizer. Making all-time highs. I mean, how can this be? A country which is a disaster, which everybody hates.

 

I own Russian government bonds in rubles. The yields are astonishing. And as long as the ruble doesn’t collapse or disappear, which it’s not doing, at least not at the moment. The yields are beyond  comprehension. If I could just have those yields for the rest of my life, I’d be in hog heaven.

 

https://www.lewrockw...gers-preparing/


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:45 PM

The corruption of the US backed government in Ukraine.

 

The prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, declared $1.2m (£980,000) and €460,000 (£410,000) in cash, as well as a collection of luxury watches. Many other officials declared hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cash. 

“Everyone is amazed that there is so much cash in our country,” said Kristina Berdynskykh, an investigative journalist who has written extensively on corruption among the elite. 

 

Mikhail Dobkin, an opposition MP, declared 1,780 bottles of wine, while Roman Nasirov, the head of the state fiscal service, declared that together, he and his wife owned Swiss watches, diamonds, fur coats and held more than $2m in cash.

 

Observers have pointed out that when the head of the national bank keeps his savings in dollars, it can hardly fill the population with confidence about the prospects for the hryvnia, Ukraine’s national currency.

 

https://www.theguard...ite-made-public

 

 

 

 

 


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