Encyclopedistics Online. A look at WWI from XXI century

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

There were infernal carnivals in the capitals of those contries, the patriotic demonstrations under the slogans “Kill the Germans,” “Kill the Frenchman,” “Kill the Russians!” etc.

Grim reaper

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Today I was mowing the old-fashioned way, using the scythe. And it is easy to imagine why scythe is symbol of death – with just one stroke, dozens of stems fall helplessly. But today, it is not grim reaper that holds the scythe, it is Russia. And it is not yellow crop under blue sky being…

Senator Markey Introduces Legislation to Boost Ukrainian Energy Independence

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

Senator Markey’s legislation would double the amount of resources U.S. government agencies are currently expending to help the Ukrainian energy sector, including the State Department, USAID, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Export-Import Bank, and the US Trade and Development Agency.

The Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) is lying about the affiliation of the Crimean activists with the organization “Right Sector” and terrorist groups.

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

The Crimean civil society activists arrested by FSB in May 2014 were engaged in peaceful public activity and are not involved with the organization “Right Sector”. The Committee on Aid to the Crimean Political Prisoners made a statement that the accusations of FSB against Crimean activists are absurd and affront to common sense. They also consider that “the real reason for their arrest is Russia’s reaction to their participation in the campaigns against the annexation of Crimea as well as the wish to intimidate all Crimean residents who don’t support separatists having seized the power on the peninsula”.

4 June 2014 from 18:00: Ukrainians in London demonstrated outside the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

On Wednesday, Ukrainians living in London demonstrated outside the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall, demanding the RBCC stops doing business with Putin’s criminal regime and demand the introduction of “Iran style” sanctions against Russia.

Ukrainians in London protested against France supporting Russia

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Sunday, 1 June 2014 from 2.00 pm: Ukrainians in London protested against the government deal that will see France supply Russia with two Mistral warships, and President Hollande’s invitation to his counterpart President Putin to attend the D-Day commemorations

Shakeup Highlights Putin’s Internal Challenges

May 15th, 2014 | By

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by Andrew Monaghan The Ukraine crisis, the escalating tension between Russia and the West and Putin’s rising popularity dominate the media narratives about Russia in the West. At the same time there are important developments taking place that some Russian commentators suggest may be a prelude to wider changes in how…

Protesters disrupt LSO Gergiev concert on Trafalgar Square

May 12th, 2014 | By

Waving Ukrainian flags and holding a huge banner ‘Gergiev Supports War in Ukraine’, they booed Gergiev as he walked on stage to conduct Prokofiev with the London Symphony Orchestra. They then pointed at Gergiev and chanted “Shame on you”.

About recent civilian casualties in Ukraine

May 11th, 2014 | By

The only open question is: are there still any “neutral” citizens in Ukraine that would be persuaded by civilian victims to join terrorists’ cause? Can there still be any neutral citizens in the first place? I can’t definitely answer to that question, but I doubt there are.

The Man Who Stood Up to Putin

May 10th, 2014 | By

How Russia’s ‘biggest cheerleader’ became the Kremlin’s fiercest critic and persuaded Congress to roll the White House on sanctions. By Matthew Kaminski Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot hit Capitol Hill this week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were jailed for nearly two years after performing an anti-Kremlin “punk prayer” in…