By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2015
President Vladimir Putin made the decision after a recommendation from his intelligence chief, and based on information supplied by Britsh and American spy agencies.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015
US intelligence officials made public a “tentative conclusion” that Islamic State militants smuggled a bomb on board the Russian commercial jet that disintegrated over northern Sinai this weekend.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 November 2015
Claims that the plane was destroyed by ISIS remain unsubstantiated, while the Russian government and the airline differ over the possibility of a mechanical failure.
By Clara Weiss, 3 November 2015
The deal gives German natural gas producer Wintershall access to fields in Siberia and the Russian company Gazprom with more influence in the Western European gas market.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2015
Russian investigators have so far concluded that the plane broke apart in midair over the restive peninsula.
By Stéphane Hugues, 31 October 2015
Sarkozy met with Putin on Wednesday to discuss ways to end the Ukrainian crisis and sanctions on Russia, and forge a joint coalition with Russia in Syria.
By Barry Grey, 26 October 2015
Moves to step up US military intervention in Iraq and Syria are largely driven by concerns over the growing influence of Russia in both countries and throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 October 2015
The foreign ministers meeting was dominated by the clash between Washington and Moscow over the US demand for regime change.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled that Moscow is prepared to follow its campaign of airstrikes with the initiation of a political “transition” in Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 20 October 2015
Whatever the nationality of the fighter jet that nearly collided with a Russian jetliner near Geneva, it is clear that a serious diplomatic incident occurred.
By Niles Williamson, 16 October 2015
Without any evidence to back up its claim, the Times has provocatively blamed Putin for shooting down the airplane last November.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 October 2015
The source of mounting tensions lies in the diametrically opposed aims being pursued by US imperialism and the Russian regime under the common pretext of battling ISIS.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 October 2015
Just days after terminating its failed “rebel” training program, the Pentagon has airdropped some 50 tons of arms and ammunition in Syria.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 October 2015
Clashes in recent days between US and Russian-backed forces have underscored the immense danger of yet another major escalation of the Syrian war.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 October 2015
The NATO defense ministers’ meeting seized on Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria as a pretext for escalating the military encirclement of Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 October 2015
With its intervention in Syria, Russia has cut across US plans which date back decades to effect regime-change in Syria and redraw the map of the Middle East.
By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015
A series of incidents along the Syrian-Turkish border have raised the danger of military confrontation between Russia and the US-led imperialist alliance.
By Thomas Gaist, 6 October 2015
Responding to reports that Russian jets “locked on” to Turkish fighters, Western officials issued a round of denunciations against Russian military support for the Assad government.
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2015
The Democratic and Republican parties are both split over how far to go in the imperialist intervention against the government of Bashar al-Assad, which is now reinforced by Russia.
By Barry Grey, 2 October 2015
Prominent voices within the US foreign policy and military-intelligence establishment are calling for an even more reckless US policy of escalation against both Assad and Putin.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 October 2015
Moscow’s launching of air strikes in Syria is a thoroughly reactionary intervention, aimed at defending not the Syrian people, but the profit interests of Russia’s oligarchy.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 September 2015
Obama administration officials have signaled their willingness to accept a deal with Russia that would leave Syria’s Assad in power, at least temporarily.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 September 2015
Tensions have continued to escalate over US allegations that Russia is establishing a “forward-operating air base” outside the port city of Latakia.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 September 2015
The threats to Moscow over aid to Syria underscore Washington’s overriding aim of regime-change.
By Andrea Peters, 9 September 2015
The half-truths, omissions and hypocritical expressions of moral indignation that characterize this supposed exposé of Putin are intended to make the case for regime-change in Russia.
By Clara Weiss, 24 August 2015
Poland's president is demanding permanent NATO military bases in Eastern Europe.
By Christoph Dreier, 21 August 2015
The official newspaper of Germany’s parliament has combined foul anti-Russian propaganda with an unbelievable falsification of history in regard to the Second World War.
By Johannes Stern, 20 August 2015
One of the largest multinational exercises in years on German territory, “Swift Response”, began on Monday.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 August 2015
The Russian government held negotiations this week aimed at a political settlement to end the war in Syria through installation of a transitional national unity regime.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2015
An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war.
By Niles Williamson, 10 August 2015
The censorship list is a cultural component of the offensive being waged by the US and its NATO allies to remove Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of influence.
By Anthony Torres, 5 August 2015
The canceling of the warship sale to Russia represents a humiliating defeat for Paris and the French military-industrial complex.
By Niles Williamson, 1 August 2015
So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe.
By Mike Head, 30 July 2015
The UN Security Council resolution demanded an international criminal court despite no evidence being produced of Russian involvement in the plane’s downing.
By Jordan Shilton, 28 July 2015
The creation of the units is the latest sign of US-backed efforts in the Nordic and Baltic regions to ratchet up tensions with Russia.
By Niles Williamson, 24 July 2015
Military exercises in eastern and western Europe are part of a broader military buildup by the US and NATO aimed at Russia.
By Andrea Peters, 18 July 2015
After a standoff with government authorities in western Ukraine, the neo-fascist Right Sector militia is preparing “wide scale actions” in Kiev and elsewhere.
By Niles Williamson, 10 July 2015
The Obama administration’s campaign of military pressure against Russia is increasingly fraught with the danger of war between the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers.
By Julie Hyland, 3 July 2015
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s remarks are a significant escalation of British provocations against Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 26 June 2015
NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons.
By Niles Williamson, 24 June 2015
The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia.
By Christoph Dreier, 22 June 2015
Germany has taken the lead in the latest in a series of military training exercises in Eastern Europe aimed at escalating the war threat against Moscow.
By Andrea Peters, 20 June 2015
Implementing a ruling handed down by the Hague, law enforcement officials are working to seize billions of dollars of Russian assets in Europe and around the world.
By Alex Lantier, 19 June 2015
The sanctions are part of a broad drive by the NATO powers to isolate Russia, threatening it with bankruptcy and war, in order to reduce it to a semi-colonial status.
By Niles Williamson, 17 June 2015
Russia’s response makes clear that US plans to deploy troops and military equipment throughout Eastern Europe has increased the danger of war between nuclear-armed powers.
By David Levine, 16 June 2015
As the Russian state imposes austerity policies and the country slips into recession, indices mount of growing hardship facing the population.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 June 2015
Government heads issued new threats against Russia a day after British officials announced that US nuclear weapons may once again be stationed on British soil.
By Peter Symonds, 1 June 2015
If a Chinese aircraft carrier was in the Gulf of Mexico, Washington would be denouncing China’s flagrant aggression and acts of war.
By Alex Lantier, 1 June 2015
Escalating NATO deployments along Russia’s borders and in neighboring waters are placing the world on the verge of a shooting war between nuclear-armed powers.
By Alex Lantier, 28 May 2015
The holding of military exercises preparing for large-scale conflict demonstrates that the imperialist powers, led by the US, are gearing up for a Third World War.
By David Levine, 28 May 2015
The Russian government is preparing to slash funding for the country’s health care system, already inadequate to meet the population’s needs.
By Patrick Martin, 26 May 2015
The Arctic Challenge Exercise involves warplanes from the US, Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway, as well as non-NATO members Sweden, Finland and Switzerland.
By Peter Symonds, 15 May 2015
The Chinese President Xi was given pride of place, seated alongside Russian President Putin, during the military parade through Red Square to mark the end of World War II.
By David Levine, 15 May 2015
For the ruling class in Russia, the question is not whether to raise the retirement age, but when it and how it can be raised without provoking a major confrontation with the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 2 May 2015
Live-fire exercises planned by Moscow and Beijing off the coast of Europe testify to escalating tensions between the major powers.
By Jordan Shilton, 16 April 2015
With the full backing of US imperialism, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden are committing themselves to transforming the region into yet another flashpoint with Moscow.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 April 2015
Moscow’s lifting of its ban on delivery of defensive surface-to-air missiles to Iran has cut across US and Israeli threats of military action.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 April 2015
Aggressive maneuvers by warplanes over Europe are raising tensions amid a NATO buildup on Russia’s borders.
By Stéphane Hugues, 14 April 2015
Like the Iraq war launched by the Bush administration in 2003, the NATO drive to rearm Europe and prepare for war against Russia is based on lies.
By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2015
NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe is increasingly taking the form of preparation for war against Russia.
By Athiyan Silva, 11 April 2015
As the imperialist powers in North America and Europe seek to divide up markets in Russia and Asia, inter-imperialist tensions are coming to the fore.
By Robert Stevens, 9 April 2015
The moves towards Russia are seen by sections of the Greek bourgeoisie as a bargaining chip in their ongoing negotiations with the European powers over Greece's debts.
By Jan Peters, 4 April 2015
Western economic sanctions against Russia are having an effect, and workers in the Russian and European car industries are paying the price.
By Alex Lantier, 17 March 2015
Putin said that after Western-backed forces came to power in Kiev, the Kremlin feared a NATO attack on Russia and ordered its nuclear forces to prepare for all-out war.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 13 March 2015
Washington’s moves to provide military hardware to its right-wing puppet regime in Kiev, despite sharp opposition from Russia, threaten all-out war.
By Andrea Peters, 9 March 2015
Five men were detained in the investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, while a sixth allegedly committed suicide.
By David North, 3 March 2015
The assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov arises out of the US-Russia confrontation and the struggle now underway within the Russian state.
By Andrea Peters, 2 March 2015
Whoever authored the killing of Nemtsov, the US government and media are using his murder to further vilify the Putin regime and whip up anti-Russian hysteria.
By Niles Williamson, 16 February 2015
The intensity of fighting declined in eastern Ukraine as the cease-fire negotiated in Minsk last week came into effect.
By Niles Williamson, 14 February 2015
Talk of stepped-up Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine suggests that the Obama administration is seeking to justify a decision to directly arm the Kiev regime.
By David Levine, 14 February 2015
The Ukrainian military is showing signs of decomposition and demoralization, as antiwar sentiment erupts among Ukrainians in Kiev-controlled territories.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 February 2015
The Minsk agreement between Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine only came about because the regime in Kiev has its back to the wall and urgently needs a respite.
By Clara Weiss, 10 February 2015
A fire that broke out in Moscow on January 30 destroyed the building of the Academic Institute for Scientific Information on Social Science.
By Alex Lantier, 7 February 2015
“Unfortunately, war with Russia is conceivable,” former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung at the Munich Security Conference.
By Alex Lantier, 6 February 2015
While Washington considers directly arming Ukraine, European leaders warned of an uncontrolled escalation that could set off a war between nuclear armed powers.
By Johannes Stern, 5 February 2015
Today’s meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels is aimed at consolidating the military alliance against Russia.
By Nick Beams, 2 February 2015
The rate cut is a sign of the deepening crisis of Russia’s economy resulting from the economic, diplomatic and military offensive led by Washington.
By Niles Williamson, 31 January 2015
Gorbachev’s warning comes amid escalating fighting between forces of the Western-backed regime in Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in the east.
By Julie Hyland, 31 January 2015
Any examination of the role of Britain’s security services, and whether they could have prevented the former Russian spy's killing, has been ruled out.
By Niles Williamson, 23 January 2015
The announcement came amidst renewed fighting between Ukrainian armed forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
By Clara Weiss, 23 January 2015
Russia and the United States ended collaboration in the disposal of nuclear waste in mid-December, according to a report in the Boston Globe on Monday.
By Roger Jordan, 7 January 2015
Denmark has made claim to a vast area of the Arctic Ocean sea-floor, provoking angry complaints from Canada’s elite.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 January 2015
The Times’ “investigation” is dedicated to portraying the events of last February as merely a “meltdown” of the Ukrainian government, rather than a Western-orchestrated coup.
By Clara Weiss, 31 December 2014
The new military doctrine identifies the expansion of NATO and attempts to destabilise Russia and neighbouring countries as the biggest security threats.
By Clara Weiss, 24 December 2014
The Putin regime responds to Western pressure by seeking to appease imperialism and the Russian billionaires.
By Alex Lantier, 23 December 2014
In a move that will intensify tensions between the United States and China, top Beijing officials pledged to extend credit and economic aid to Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 20 December 2014
Despite concerns about the impact on the European economy of a possible collapse of the Putin government, an EU summit kept up Europe's financial strangulation of Russia.
By Andrea Peters, 19 December 2014
In a marathon press conference, Putin failed to elaborate any clear measures to address the country’s currency crisis, even as reporters raised the possibility of a “palace coup.”
By Alex Lantier, 18 December 2014
As imperialism encircles and financially strangles Russia, the catastrophic consequences of the dissolution of the USSR are being made all too clear.
By Peter Schwarz, 10 December 2014
Last Friday, 60 prominent figures from German politics, economics, culture and the media published a sharp criticism of the policy of the German government towards Russia.
By Chris Marsden, 29 November 2014
The largest military manoeuvres presently being staged are by NATO, in Poland, under the Readiness Action Plan agreed at the NATO summit in Wales.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 November 2014
Saturday marks the first anniversary of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union.
By Clara Weiss, 21 November 2014
An alliance between Russia and China is emerging in response to the US-led Pacific and Atlantic trading blocs and the Russia-NATO confrontation over Ukraine.
By Verena Nees, 21 November 2014
The witch-hunt against Valery Gergiev is part of the pro-war campaign of the German media and government.
By Roger Jordan, 19 November 2014
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper took the lead in the hostile reception accorded Russian President Vladimir Putin at last weekend’s G-20 summit.
By Johannes Stern, 19 November 2014
In Sydney, Australia, the German chancellor accused Russia of a massive breach of international law in order to justify her own aggressive war policy.
By Alex Lantier, 14 November 2014
This is a dire warning that Moscow sees the civil war in Ukraine and the NATO build-up in Eastern Europe as an existential threat, potentially requiring a nuclear response.
By Clara Weiss, 13 November 2014
Moscow is floating the ruble in response to the West’s policy of economic warfare against Russia.
By James Cogan, 12 November 2014
Abbott once again exploited the deaths of 38 Australian citizens and residents in the crash.
By Nick Beams, 1 November 2014
The Russian president delivered a major speech warning that the global domination of the United States is heightening international tensions.