General Alexander Kolomiets—Defection to the Militia

Originally posted on SLAVYANGRAD.org:
Original: Vzglyad.ru (by Yevgeny Krutikov) / Взгляд: Деловая Газета Translated by Pavel Grebenkov The defection to the militia of the former member of the Ukrainian General Staff, Major-General Alexander Kolomiets is an extraordinary and advantageous event from the propagandistic point of view. However, a number of points expressed by him at a…

“Everyone who calls for peace in Ukraine is immediately an enemy….” [of those in power in Kiev]

Originally posted on SLAVYANGRAD.org:
In Russian: Заявление Елены Бондаренко—депутата Верховной Рады Украины Below, we publish a translation of a statement made by Rada deputy, Elena Bondarenko, on September 10, 2014 . The  statement was originally published on her facebook page, but went largely ignored at the time. The recent spate of assassinations in Ukraine has given…

Quit Mumbling

Originally posted on SLAVYANGRAD.org:
Original: Novorossia.su Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf I will tell you a secret, which far too many can guess—the war in the Donbass is in full swing while many in the mass media—receiving circulars and instructions “from above”—continue drivelling on about “observance of the Minsk agreements”, or…

Briefings of the Soviet Informburo, 1942

Originally posted on SLAVYANGRAD.org:
Original: Colonel Cassad Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Preamble: This acerbic parody draws inspiration from the statements of various public figures in both Russia and Novorossiya, many of them self-styled advocates of the Kremlin’s point of view and proponents of Minsk negotiations and the various painfully ridiculous geopolitical stratagems that have…

Thousands of US paratroops head for Iraq. Tehran braces for onset of ISIS terror attacks on cities

Originally posted on Global Geopolitics:
The United States this week began transferring to Iraq and Gulf bases elite units of the US 82nd Airborne Division. debkafile’s military sources report that the first batch of 500 officers and men will be deployed in Baghdad and the Kurdish republic’s capital of Irbil, followed by another 500 in…

Germany Orders New Air Defense System and Battleships

Originally posted on Global Geopolitics:
? Military chief General Volker Wieker said Germany plans to acquire the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). The system – developed by European defense firm MDBA and Lockheed Martin of the United States – will replace the military’s current Patriot system by 2025. Germany has used the Patriot system since 1989. The unit’s manufacturer,…

How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History

Originally posted on Global Geopolitics:
? China’s outsized latticework of global infrastructure is said to be rooted in a fierce sense of competitiveness which they claim they learned from 19th century America. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have…

R.I.P. Ukraine — May 2, 2014

Originally posted on SLAVYANGRAD.org:
Forty three people were reported dead officially by Kiev. According to the witnesses, and even some politicians the real data concealed by Ukrainian government reaches over a hundred people burnt alive and murdered, and two hundred forty-seven people injured on that day. R.I.P. A year ago, at night on May 2, I…

The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris

Originally posted on Kamal Bennani Photography:
A night shot of the Ile Saint-Louis, one of the most romantic place in Paris.  ? The Île Saint-Louis is one of two natural islands in the Seine river, in Paris, France (the other natural island is Île de la Cité; the Île aux Cygnes is artificial). The Île…