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War

What Happened Wasn’t Fate at All

What Happened Wasn’t Fate at All

Yemen's forgotten civil war

The scars of war don’t go away. They stay in our souls and our memory. They remain alive in the memory of all those who have experienced war and suffered its destruction, those who have lost their loved ones. You cannot forget the horror of this war or our tragedy simply because the world wants to pull the curtain down over it, to hide the victims and reward the executioners.

Strelkov’s Posts

Strelkov’s Posts

There are few post-Soviet conflicts in which he has not participated

In 2017 Strelkov came up with the idea of holding a televised debate with Alexey Navalny, who agreed to participate. One hundred and fifty thousand people tuned in. Strelkov’s principal accusations against Navalny included not just his betrayal of Russian nationalism (he claimed his opponent “never once referred to [ethnic] Russians, only citizens of the Russian Federation”), but also the claim that Navalny’s economic program was incapable of dismantling the “total system of corruption” that defines Russian life. As one of the moderators put it, “they’ve spent an hour calling each other Putin.”

Leave Us Alone

Leave Us Alone

In Mykolaiv

“They seemed completely indifferent, the Russians. They didn’t even care that the car was burning, that there might be someone still inside. I said to them ‘Help me put it out, at least!’ They just stood there.”

The Art of Monetary War

The Art of Monetary War

Sanctions and the new phase of economic combat

More than any armed conflict, the current international monetary system has laid bare the folly of the romantic liberal portrait of globalization. The sanctions against Russia are the clearest manifestation yet of a distinct undercurrent of financial globalization that has become more pronounced in recent in years: geopolitical coercion through the central banking system. Over the past decade there have been a number of instances in which this form of financial compulsion—what one might call monetary warfare—has been used to devastating effect.

Sandbagging in Odessa

Sandbagging in Odessa

This is my city and I can’t abandon it

“I hope Putin will have the sense not to bomb Odessa. Why? Because it’s the only big Ukrainian town the Russians say they founded. How could they live with themselves? Catherine the Great built it. I think Odessa is some kind of sacred spot for them. Just the idea of it, right? Everyone in the world knows about Odessans and their sense of humor! If you kill them, it better be funny. How can they kill us? They won’t be able to process that. How could they do this? To go and kill Russian-speaking people, just like them.”