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Crimea signs first contracts with investors totaling $30 million

 3/16/2015 Crimea signs first contracts with investors totaling $30million Translated from Russian by J.Hawk Crimea’s authorities signed first two large-scale contracts concerning energy development with investors, totaling $30 million. 200 additional contracts are under consideration. Crimea recently brought its Russian State Registry database online, which makes it possible to conclude land deals and to receive […]


Russia should withdraw from WTO in response to new sanctions

3/13/2015 In response to new sanctions Russia should withdraw from WTO Translated from Russian by J.Hawk Russia has the right to part ways with WTO or to stop abiding by its rules. That’s the conclusion of the expert group of the Department of Political Economy at the G.V. Plekhanov Russian Economic University. USA and the […]

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 […]

America Lost in Ukraine

January 2, 2015 Rostislav Ishchenko for Prensa Latina (Posted in Russian on R.I. VK page) Translated from Russian by Kristina Rus  In 2014 the attention of the Russian society, and to a significant extent the international community was focused on Ukraine. This is understandable from the point of view of the dramatic events unfolding on […]

Angela Merkel: Spheres of Influence Supercede Self-determination

Loreline Merelle for Le Point Translated from French by Tom Winter Meeting in Brussels Thursday, the 28 heads of state and of government of the EU remained very nuanced on the subject of a new strategy vis-a-vis Putin. The Europeans have not reached agreement about a new strategy towards Russia in the crisis in Ukraine. […]

Is Yatsenyuk Just Stupid or Is He a Criminal?

Olga Bondarenko for Rusvesna On October 24 of this year, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced that the fall of the Russian ruble exchange rate has a negative impact on the financial situation in Ukraine. “In fact, today is a ‘Black Friday’ for the Russian economy and the Russian ruble. Usually, after this, […]

Israel Shamir: What Can Christmas Trees Tell You About The Russian Economy

Israel Shamir for Komsomolskaya Pravda Our columnist contemplates about what concerns commentators in December 2014. Dark snowless December in Moscow makes one feel blue. Liquid dirt under the tires, eternal traffic jams, early sunset and late dawn will bug anyone. Columnists and commentators – not only Westerners, but also the real patriots-vatniki are forecasting the […]

Consulting businesses from “countries aggressors” may have to take their business elsewhere out of Russia

Svetlana Subotina for Izvestija A bill was introduced in the State Duma proposing a new concept of “country aggressor”. States which have imposed sanctions against Russia will fall under this category. The draft law introduces restrictions for physical and legal entities from “countries aggressors”, and affiliated Russian legal entities. They would be prohibited from engaging in audit, legal […]

Putin: The Americans made a very pleasant systemic mistake The West is hostile to Russia, when it protects its interests, said Vladimir Putin to Itar-Tass. He brought up Boris Yeltsin as an example. In the beginning, said Putin, Yeltsin was treated well, all that he did was greeted with “cheers” by the West  . “In the eyes of the Westerners, he ,” – said Putin, noting […]

Soros: “The EU is in danger of disintegrating”

Rusvesna Odious American billionaire financier George Soros, whose activities in Russia are highly controversial, said in an interview with German magazine Cicero, that the IMF and the EU should provide Ukraine with additional assistance in the amount of 20 billion euros. If Europe will not continue the full support of current Ukrainian regime, it will risk a full-scale war […]