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Russia’s social media giants close offices in Ukraine

June 2, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  Vesti – Translated by Inessa Sinchougova  The Yandex search engine and internet services giant has decided to close their offices in Kiev and Odessa due to sanctions, as stated by company representative Ochir Mandzhikov. Yandex.Ukraine is included in the sanctions list, and all of its accounts have been frozen; […]

Cheerleaders of War, but the Last to Actually Fight in One

By Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 10th June, 2016 “The unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be said, their cowardice at the decisive moment of the struggle will give rise to tragic mishaps.” ~ Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of […]

Cessation of Hostilities and the Social Media Tantrum

By Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 22th June, 2016 There are some very dangerous assumptions being made as of late by self-proclaimed military experts, because of the fact that Russia and the US have signed a cessation of hosilities agreement in Aleppo. The reason Russia signed this agreement was to buy time and split the “moderates” and […]

A Call to Arms: Shaping the Future of Donbass Outside of Social Media

By Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 15th June, 2016 This may be stating the obvious, but the children of Donbass are being physically murdered by the Ukrainian Army on the territory of Ukraine, not inside of a computer. It is only through viewing things in this way we can grasp a sense of perspective that allows us to distinguish […]

Did Russia Bomb Al-Nusra in Idlib on 30th May?

By Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 31st May, 2016 On the evening of Monday, 30th May 2016, the Syrian province of Idlib was attacked by mysterious missiles from mysterious jets. The attacks were numerous and pinpoint. Various photos of the aftermath appeared on social networks within minutes, as well as a video from the definitely-not-a-US-NGO […]

NATO Humvees Crash Into the Ground From the Sky in Germany (VIDEO)

April 28, 2016 Cont NATO: airdropped equipment crashes on landing During military exercises of the 173rd airborne brigade of the United States at Hohenfels in Germany during parachuting of C–130 vehicles some of the equipment broke away from the parachute and crashed. Here is the video with hammers falling from the sky under the approving laughter of soldiers: […]

No Tweet Zone: Washington Defeated in Syria’s Cyberspace

By Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 14th April, 2016 Since its onset in 2011, the war in Syria has oscillated from being a total disaster for Bashar al-Assad, to now being a catalyst for the strengthening of the entire Middle East. It is no secret that before Russia entered the arena in September 2015, the […]

Welcome to Zaytsevo

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 13th April, 2016 denyaleto It was supposed to be an ordinary officious visit of the OSCE monitoring mission to the frontline village of Zaytsevo, but now we lay tightly pressed to the ground. In the distance something heavy drops. Falling shells and gunfire fills me with inspiration that I could […]

Did Odessa Surrender?

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 12th April, 2016 Varjag-2007 I got goosebumps when I was reading what our Odessa women wrote, and after I read it I had a lump in my throat! Excuse me, but I posted this to my Facebook page, and if someone else says that Odessa is sleeping or […]

McFaul Thanks Russia for Liberating Palmyra

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 27th March, 2016 Rusvesna Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul expressed gratitude for the liberation of the ancient city of Palmyra, which is rich in monuments of architecture and culture, on his microblog on Twitter. “Thank you,” he wrote in Russian in response to the message of the […]