Russian Gas or Ukrainian Freedom?

Labour Affairs staff Johnson used his speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet 15 November to raise the ‘Russian gas versus Ukrainian freedom’ issue and at this time it is surely significant. Note the headline in this report from the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/nov/15/west-must-choose-between-russian-gas-and-supporting-ukraine-pm-warns Russian gas or Ukrainian freedom has become Johnson’s battle-cry. Whether it works will depend … Continue reading Russian Gas or Ukrainian Freedom?

Moscow urges unity against US drives for regime change 

RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called yesterday [13/10/21] for a united response to global meddling by the United States as he warned of continuing US attempts to overthrow “undesirable” governments.  He was speaking at conference of intelligence and security chiefs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), an intergovernmental organisation comprising nine post-Soviet republics.  “Our … Continue reading Moscow urges unity against US drives for regime change 

NBC Interview

Transcript of the interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin by Keir Simmons of NBC News, which took place in Moscow on June 11, 2021. [extracts] https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/transcript-nbc-news-exclusive-interview-russia-s-vladimir-putin-n1270649 [The interview was conducted in an aggressive and insulting manner towards Putin, the interviewer saying things like: ‘President Biden said you have no soul’ and ‘you are a killer’, … Continue reading NBC Interview

Vladimir Putin’s reply to the BBC’s question on Russian “unpredictability”

Press conference following Russia-US talks, Geneva, 16 June 2021 Question from BBC News (Steve Rosenberg): Mr President, Joe Biden is calling for stable and predictable relations with Russia. But it is believed in the West that unpredictability is a feature of the Russian foreign policy. Are you ready to give up unpredictability for the sake of improving relations with the West? Vladimir Putin: You are a famous wordsmith who has … Continue reading Vladimir Putin’s reply to the BBC’s question on Russian “unpredictability”