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Molotov’s grandson and Ribbentrop’s son signed a peace pact

February 24, 2015 Vk-smi.ru Originally published on March 27, 2010 Translated by Kristina Rus A conversation with Vyacheslav Nikonov, Molotov’s grandson. Not “Molotov”, “For Molotov”! – Everyone heard of the “Molotov cocktail”, but not everyone knows, were it came from… – I have already realized that Molotov is most commonly associated with two things – […]

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Financial War: US wants to trigger wave of Russian bankruptcies

German Economic News  |  Published: 02/23/15  – Translated by Eric Zuesse The US government insists on a tightening of sanctions against Russia, and demands that the EU follow suit. Washington now wants sanctions that will have a “devastating” effect, which Russia must “suffer.” Financial measures are planned to trigger a wave of bankruptcies in Russia. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond over the weekend […]

German intelligence: the death toll in Ukraine is 50 thousand

MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. German intelligence agencies estimate the likely death toll in the ongoing military conflict in the East of Ukraine at 50 thousand people, which is almost ten times higher than the official data from Kiev, said a source in the intelligence services of Germany. “Official figures are too low and […]

“Germany is not interested in Ukraine”

 2/3/2015 “Germany is not interested in Ukraine” By Konstantin Babkin Translated from Russian by J.Hawk The Russian-German section of the Moscow Economic Club had just held its meeting. German participants included the former minister of economy during the Schroeder administration Wolfgang Klement, the former Prime Minister of Brandenburg Matthias Platzeck, and the former SPD leader […]

It’s Putin’s devilish cloak-tank!

Published December 29 in Allgemeine Morgenpost Rundschau Satire in German by Florian Schaar February 3, 2015 Translated from German by Tom Winter  The world has long puzzled over how Putin has managed to invade Ukraine without us being able to find any credible satellite photos, tire tracks, or tank tracks in the fields, or spent […]

Six Veterans of Stalingrad Write Open Letter to Angela Merkel

February 2, 2015 — 72nd Anniversary of the Victory at Stalingrad Published January 22, 2015 Russian text of letter Translated from Russian by Tom Winter Every Museum desires to do educational outreach, and the Museum-Panorama of the Battle of Stalingrad is no exception. (Visit its site here: http://www.stalingrad-battle.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=)  On January 22, it hosted a Round […]

A Wedding Without A Groom: Putin’s Absence from Auschwitz

The Liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army January 18, 2015 By Joshua Tartakovsky In wedding and in funerals, one normally invites people who have some relation to the event, rather than strangers. In light of that, one must seek for a deeper explanation when attempting to understand the declaration of the Foreign Ministry of […]

Yatsenyuk gets a holiday present from Merkel and EU tax payers

January 14, 2015 Deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de Translated from German by Tom Winter   Angela Merkel has been able to let herself be convinced by Ukrainian Premier Arseny Yatsenyuk that Ukraine is on a good path. Since the development has no alternative, Merkel has released 1.8 billion Euros from EU tax money. Russia is pleased, since whatever helps […]

Will Merkel’s position on Ukraine thaw by the spring?

January 12, 2015 Anna Rose for Rossiyskaya Gazeta Translated from Russian by J. Hawk In one of her video addresses to the citizens of Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel did not mention the role of the Soviet Union in the victory over Nazi Germany when answering a question from a correspondent concerning celebrating the 70th anniversary of […]