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Syria – Ukraine: What’s the Difference?

October 2nd, 2015 By: Yevgeniy Korfotkov – Rg.kiev Translated for Fort Russ by Paul Siebert – [We remind our readers that we primarily translate works of interest by popular bloggers, analysts, and opinion shapers and that our publications are not necessarily an endorsement of every view given – .ed ] Russian political talk shows always invite foreign […]

A Russian-Syrian volunteer talks about his experience in the “Shabiha” pro-Assad paramilitary

Interview taken by Arthur Avakov and originally published at MK.RU. Translation and notes by Tatzhit (previously published at Liveleak and October 1st, 2015 (original article published on MK.RU on September 9th, 2015). ———————————————————————————————————————– [President Assad talking to the soldiers] In the media, we often see stories about people from all around the world joining […]

Assad and Syrian opposition to sign a ceasefire in Prague

September 30, 2015 TASS Translated by Kristina Rus “They are already beginning to call this document the “Prague Declaration”, – said the President of the Czech Republic  The talks, which aim to conclude a truce between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition in Geneva, will continue for several months, after which the […]

Russian bases in Syria – the window to the Mediterranean sea

September 25, 2015 Sergey Ishchenko Translated by Kristina Rus SVPressa Following Russia Iran is about to throw some troops into Syria  The Syrian city of Latakia today is on the front pages of the most influential newspapers and magazines around the world. Reason: apparently, this is where the ever-increasing global military-political confrontation between Moscow and […]

Why Syria is Russia’s Stalingrad

September 21, 2015 Parmen Posokhov Trymava Translated by Kristina Rus Russia has entered the new “1942” Ukraine – is just a distracting maneuver At the heart of any history is geography. The truism that most people often cannot understand because they simply don’t know geography. When I listen to many politicians, political scientists, especially from […]

White House: Russia aiding Assad against ISIS impermissible

September 10, 2015 –  Russkaya Vesna –  Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski “White House: US considers Russia’s aid to the president of Syria impermissible” The United States supports Russia’s efforts to combat terrorism, but protests against Russia’s aid to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. Deputy White House Secretary, Eric Schultz, stated this on […]

Is the Russian Army Fighting in Syria? Western Journalism taken to Task

September 6th, 2015 By: Valentin Domogadsky for PolitRussia –  Translated for Fort Russ by Soviet Bear –  The “Arab spring” with all long-lasting consequences has become a cemetery not just for the military-political experts and analysts, but also for so-called “honest Western journalism.” Despite the fact that the very fact of its existence was put under […]

Russian Marines Arrive in Syria to Train and Protect Their Regional Assets

September 6th, 2015 –  By Leith Fadel for AlmasdarNews –  On Friday morning, a Russian Marine contingent of about 40 soldiers arrived at their naval repair facility in Tartous City in order to train the civilian-led “National Defense Forces” (NDF) inside a number of provinces, including the Homs, Latakia, and Tartous Governorates of western Syria. Despite […]

Russia will Never Abandon Syria: 10 Points

September 6th, 2015 –  By: Boris Rozhin (aka Colonel Cassad) for Novorosinform –  translated for FR by J. Arnoldski –  “Syria’s Window” In recent times, discussions have been revived about the participation of Russian armed forces on the side of Assad in the war in Syria against the Caliphate. I would like to highlight a […]

Are Russians Fighting in Syria? [video]

September 2nd, 2015 Fort Russ Team Are Russians Fighting in Syria?  This can mean three things – the Russian government sending soldiers, individual volunteers and experts who ‘only’ happen to be Russian, or something in between.  Both Flores and the Saker‘ explained that the Russian government was likely not sending soldiers.   Hours after their […]