The United States is helping Russia to de-dollarize the economy. This was announced on January 26 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a plenary meeting of the State Duma (Russian Parliament, Moscow).
With tensions growing on the border between Russia and Ukraine, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has announced that Zagreb will pull its troops out of NATO contingents stationed in the region should the situation spiral into a full-scale conflict. Bulgaria also says, ‘don’t include us. We’ll not be sending troops to Ukraine.’
Inter-ethnic conflicts in the US could force millions of white Americans to request that Russia resettle them across the vast and snowy expanses of Siberia, one of the country’s most famous and popular nationalists has claimed.
A peaceful neighbour of Russia for 30 years, accompanying NATO provocations of Russia in Ukraine, Kazakhstan was rocked into chaos virtually overnight. It is claimed by the media that the disquiet is the consequence of rising gas prices.
Moscow has expressed concerns about the concentration of Western alliance missile systems, troops, warships, and aircraft near Russia’s borders, and NATO’s decades’ long eastward expansion. This month, the Russian Foreign Ministry formally signalled that it considers Ukraine to be a red line for Moscow that NATO is strongly advised not to cross.
A new law that comes into force this week will see virtually all foreigners living in Russia, even young children, required to take a series of tests on a regular basis to avoid falling foul of the immigration authorities, in a move unprecedented virtually anywhere in the world.
‘We are all so hungry for leadership and common sense that if Putin went to the presidency of the United States, he would have won,’ said an American commentator.
Nord Stream 2, the $10.5 billion, 1,230km gas pipeline running from Russia to north-eastern Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, is complete and ready for operation. However, the project has yet to receive German and European Union regulatory approval, with that process threatening to drag out until next spring.
The question is, will shops soon open in Berlin, Paris, London and Spain offering merchandise promoting respectively German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson and Pedro Sanchez if the trend catches on?
Why is Western media silent about the lethal self-destruction of an essential gas jugular vein leading to Germany and Europe? The stopping of Europe-dependent Russian gas supplies to Germany via the Yamal-Europe network is not political or related to the wait for certification of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, so the Kremlin said on Tuesday, the first day of Winter.