Vladimir Putin

How Russia Became "Our Adversary" Again

"Post-Cold War Russia finally experienced too much brazen humiliation and betrayal at the hands of the U.S.-led West...and marshaled enough of still-intact natural and military resources and patriotic to challenge the American Empire’s hubristic claim to the right to rule Eurasia with impunity. 'What we say goes' hit a new wall of Russian dignity and power."

Sergey Lavrov Says US Media Reminds Him of Soviet Union's "Pravda"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a few choice words for the U.S. media during a press conference in Cyprus a few days after the NYT and WaPo unleashed a pair of dubiously sourced accusations about what was said between President Trump and the minister during a meeting in the Oval Office.

Trump Campaign Said To Have 18 Previously Undisclosed Russia Contacts: Reuters

Michael Flynn, other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials, others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails during last seven months of 2016 presidential campaign, Reuters says noting that there is "no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia."

The 'Soft Coup' Of Russia-Gate

Where is Stanley Kubrick when we need him? If he hadn’t died in 1999, he would be the perfect director to transform today’s hysteria over Russia into a theater-of-the-absurd movie reprising his Cold War classic, “Dr. Strangelove,” which savagely satirized the madness of nuclear brinksmanship and the crazed ideology behind it.

Putin Plays Soviet Classics On Badly Tuned Piano During China Silk Road Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin, known for riding shirtless on a horse in Siberia, piloting a hand glider with migratory birds, swimming with dolphins, tossing judo opponents, and diving into the depths of Lake Baikal and the Black Sea, showed off his "softer side" during a visit to China when he sat down to play the piano Sunday.

Scandal At China's Grand Silk Road Summit As India Skips, Warns Of "Unsustainable Debt"

It was supposed to be China's day of celebrating massive infrastructure spending for the sake of spending as Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road plan to forge "a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade" while calling for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. However, it did not go quite as smoothly as expected.