Slavyansk hopes for peace, but is readying for war

Just a few minutes ago a report came through that a checkpoint near Donetsk is being attacked. As recently as last fall few in the world knew where Donetsk was. Today our eyes are focused on that region of Ukraine in tense anticipation. I personally feel somewhat nauseated every morning before checking my Twitter feed,…

Ukraine: the Land of Squandered Opportunities

Ukraine these days appears to be some sort of a magnet for every single infernal impulse out there. Each new day reveals yet another tear in the canvas of its statehood and we’ve arrived at a spot where everybody, be they pro-West or pro-East in this epic tale of failure, agrees: chances of survival are…

PACE Resolution 1988: Accuracy, Relevance, Implications

In the aftermath of World War II, having narrowly escaped irreversible obliteration, Western powers focused a considerable amount of their efforts on creating international platforms for dialogue. To a regular person, possessing common sense, it seems the horrors of the first half of the 20th century should have been enough to forever destroy our appetite…

Kharkov: Ukrainian Manifesto

Ukrainian Manifesto: “We have been free and independent for the past 23 years. We aren’t slaves, we aren’t scum, we are almost Europeans. Isn’t this the best thing that could have happened to us? We abolished all constraints. We freed ourselves from bloody tyrants, from bloody history. From everything that used to bind us with…

Dmitry Kiselev: “Behavior of the West borders on schizophrenia.”

Russia Today Director General – on sanctions, western values and true liberals Russia Today Director General, author as well as anchor of “News of the Week” became the only journalist in the world sanctioned under political motives. The European Union included the famous TV presenter in the list of Russians, who are prohibited from entering…