Monthly Archives: April 2022

Santo Domingo, April 30, 1965

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Alles unsere Jungs, die da umgekommen sind! Unsere Jungs! Das muss man sich mal vorstellen! … Sie haben noch keinen Menschen gesehen, der über und über mit Verbrennungen bedeckt ist … Kein Gesicht, keine Augen, kein Körper … Nur gelbe … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin’s speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference

Regarding our perception of NATO’s eastern expansion, I already mentioned the guarantees that were made and that are not being observed today. Do you happen to think that this is normal practice in international affairs? But all right, forget it. … Continue reading

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Economist, 25.08.2017: Tikhon recalled the saying of a revered Russian bishop of the early 20th century that “Catholics are not even a church and as a result not even Christian.” The very fact that both President Putin and Patriarch Kirill … Continue reading

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While Putin is unquestionably the most powerful figure in Russia, it is clear that he does not entirely lay claim to the aura either of an absolutist tsar, as projected by his supporters, or of an autocratic despot, as proposed … Continue reading

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Ill-begotten gains

Ill-begotten gains? The US is concerned with kleptocracy? There is some legal basis for the United States to challenge the source of funds for a Russian citizen’s yacht purchase?

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Russian invasion force discovered to be cancerous limpet

Guardian: UK defence secretary Ben Wallace has warned that having failed in his main objectives, Russian President Vladimir Putin may order his troops to fortify and dig in, and become a “cancerous growth” in Ukraine. Interviewed on Sky News in … Continue reading

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Pravda

Pravda: Russia’s only goal is Ukraine’s total capitulation Russia has received another alarming signal during the ongoing military operation. … Russia needs Ukraine to capitulate. … Ukraine’s drone attack in Bryansk, Russia, became the last straw. … The distance from Bryansk … Continue reading

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NATO is not at war with Russia, but it is hard not to conclude that the west is engaged in a proxy fight

Dan Sabbagh, Guardian: While the west toughens its stance over Putin’s invasion, it is rejecting his foreign minister’s claim that Nato is in a proxy war with Russia Step by step, the west’s war aims are expanding. What began as … Continue reading

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