Category: Russia


Putin bests Obama in Iran

It’s much easier to explain why Russian President Vladimir Putin wants a multilateral deal with Iran than U.S. President Barack Obama. The political and economic gains from the removal of United Nations-imposed sanctions are palpable for Russia, while iffy at best for the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for improved trade ties with Greece, during a visit to Moscow by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greek PM Tsipras in Moscow for talks

Russia was among Greece’s leading trade partners before sanctions on its energy industry and Greece’s own economic woes dropped trade between the two countries by 40%.

Victoria Nuland

What Ukraine really needs

The EU has reluctantly provided Ukraine with its first financial aid package   The United States has a recent history of going to war for dubious reasons promoted by interested groups, for which afterwards Americans are sorry. I have in...


Pro-Russians call for east Ukraine independency

Pro-Russian separatists who seized a provincial administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region independent Monday — an echo of events prior to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Ukrainian authorities called the move an attempt by Russia to sow unrest.

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