Bomb kills 10 at Moscow Airport: Please pray

From Flash Traffic Blog.Wordpress.Com BOMB KILLS 10 AT MOSCOW AIRPORT: Please pray joelcrosenberg | January 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: "Moscow's Domodedovo airport -- the busiest in the Russian capital -- has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 10 people," reports the BBC. "Dozens more are thought to have been injured in the blast, which reports Continue Reading

Russian Army To Be Muslim Majority In Few Decades

From Big Peace.Com When discussing the Islamization of the West, France is usually cited as being the worst-off of the Western democracies. It has an estimated Muslim population of 10%, perhaps as high as 15%, and the demographics of the situation — a very low birthrate among the native French, and a baby boom among the Muslim immigrants — do not bode well for the future of France. If we expand the definition of “the West” a bit, it Continue Reading

Nuclear Power and Global Regulation

From KHouse.Org NUCLEAR POWER AND GLOBAL REGULATION We live in a nuclear world. China is helping Pakistan build plants for nuclear energy. Russia and India are involved in a joint effort to set up nuclear power plants in India. Many who want to avoid nuclear war care whether or not the countries involved in these cooperative efforts are members of the Nuclear Supplier Group, a global body seeking to reduce nuclear proliferation by Continue Reading

Forbes rates Putin world’s 4th most powerful person in the world

From EN Rian.Ru Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been named the fourth most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine. The World's Most Powerful People in 2010 was released on Wednesday with the Russian leader was eclipsed only by Chinese President Hu Jintao, his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. President Dmitry Medvedev, who heads Russia in "tandem" with Putin, was ranked 12th in the Continue Reading

New web address hints at Putin return to Kremlin

From Reuters.Com A Russian government agency has registered the web address Putin-2012.rf in a sign Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plans to run in a presidential election he would seem almost certain to win. Russia's Federal Bodyguard Service registered six domain names combining Putin's name or initials with "2012," according to the official Cyrillic domain database, It did not do the same for President Dmitry Continue Reading

Putin on road back to power

From NZ Herald.Co.Nz Vladimir Putin emerged from a yellow Lada sports car in the Siberian city of Chita yesterday, after driving more than 1930km to complete a road trip across Russia's Far Eastern regions. Fitting in to what appears to be a growing PR campaign to boost his image ahead of a potential return to the Kremlin in 2012, the Russian Prime Minister set off on the journey last week, sporting a pair of dark glasses and a cream Continue Reading

An Amazing Look Into the Past

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com An Amazing Look Into the Past Posted: 29 Aug 2010 08:49 AM PDT By Barry Rubin Although this is a bit outside what I usually discuss (but I have an excuse coming up in a moment), I recommend to you some truly remarkable pictures of the Russian empire, taken a century ago. Here’s my excuse: A number of them are in the Caucasus and Central Asia which can be regarded as part of the Greater Middle Continue Reading

Quartet ‘aims to start Mideast peace talks September 2’

From Haaretz.Com World powers will invite Israelis and Palestinians to begin direct peace talks on Sept. 2 in Washington, a diplomatic source said on Thursday. Envoys from the so-called Quartet of powers - the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations - agreed to the details on Thursday, the source told Reuters. A formal statement is due to be issued on Friday. "They've got an agreement that the talks will start Continue Reading

Many Russians Worry As The KGB Rebuilds Itself

From Strategy Page.Com The FSB (the successor to the Cold War era Russian KGB) is being given more and more of its old powers, and personnel, back. Before the Soviet Union disappeared in 1991, the KGB was the most powerful organization in the country. It was a law until itself, as long as it stuck to its main task; keeping the Communist Party in charge of the country. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the KGB lost most of its power, but did Continue Reading

Major powers prepare for push on Middle East Peace Treaty

From Major powers are working on a statement to set the basis for direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the European Union's foreign policy chief told EU foreign ministers on Thursday. High Representative Catherine Ashton said in a letter seen by Reuters the statement would be issued early next week, if both parties agreed to proceed to direct talks, and negotiations launched in August. The EU works with Continue Reading