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Swedish Navy Hunt for Red October

Swedish Navy Hunt for Red October

This past weekend, the Swedish Navy spent time hunting the waters around Stockholm, potentially searching for the Red October, or some other object involved in unknown underwater activity, potentially from a foreign nation like Russia. The Swedish Ministry of Defense (MOD) made the original announcement on Friday, just before the start of two days of maneuvers by the nations […]

Putin Meeting With Poroshenko Offered No Breakthrough

Putin Meeting With Poroshenko Offered No Breakthrough

Vladimir Putin had a meeting in Milan yesterday with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine, although the meeting offered no breakthrough. Putin and Poroshenko were joined by some EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Although both sides suggested that progress was made, the talks were challenging. European […]

Vladmir Putin Visits Serbia While Controversy Follows

Vladmir Putin Visits Serbia While Controversy Follows

Vladmir Putin, the Russian president, visited Serbia today, although a storm of controversy has followed him there. This controversy centers around Putin’s stance with Ukraine, as well as the increased tensions between Russia and the West. Feeling that he has already lost many former allies to Russia, with many eastern European countries opting for membership in the […]

Vladmir Putin Orders Troop Withdrawal as He Prepares for G-20 Summit

Vladmir Putin Orders Troop Withdrawal as He Prepares for G-20 Summit

Vladmir Putin will be pulling 17,000 troops from the border with Ukraine, while he prepares for the G-20 Summit in Australia next month. This was announced by a spokesman for Mr. Putin while he was in Sochi to attend the first annual Russian Grand Prix.  He said that the troops there had completed a training […]

Vladimir Putin’s Tiger Invades China

Vladimir Putin’s Tiger Invades China

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 23-month-old Siberian Tiger, Kuzya has crossed the Amur River and invaded China. The trek across the cold waters that separate Russia from China may end up putting the large cat’s life in peril. Kuzya had been reintroduced to the wild in May. Putin had a personal hand in releasing his tiger […]

Russia: Yukos Round Two?

Russia: Yukos Round Two?

Russia’s stock market, already on shaky ground, plunged at the news that the government is investigating another wealthy oligarch in what some are calling Yukos Round Two. 65-year-old Vladimir Yevtushenkov was placed under house arrest last week in Moscow. Yevtushenkov is a Russian billionaire, businessman and owner of Bashneft (Башнефть), a Russian oil company. He […]

Ukraine Russia Conflict Could Be Start of New Cold War

Ukraine Russia Conflict Could Be Start of New Cold War

After a passionate speech to the U.S. Congress where Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said that his country’s conflict with Russia is also America’s war, pointing towards a potential start of a new Cold War, the Ukrainian leader met with President Barak Obama at the White House. While the show for Poroshenko Washington put on was […]

Ukraine President Visits North America

Ukraine President Visits North America

While Ukraine is engaged with Russia in a violent struggle for freedom, President Petro Poroshenko arrived in North America and visited Parliament Hill in Canada on Wednesday to a welcome worthy of a hero’s return from war. Poroshenko thanked Canada for the support they have given to the former Soviet state and vowed that the Ukrainian […]

Putin Prays for Soldiers

Putin Prays for Soldiers

Russian president Vladimir Putin took a few minutes during his day last Wednesday to pray for the souls of Russian soldiers who have died in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine. Putin visited Moscow’s Church of the Holy Trinity, a church in the “Sparrow Hills” area of southwest Moscow, in the vicinity of Moscow State University. Putin was in […]

Putin and a New Soviet Union According to Ukraine

Putin and a New Soviet Union According to Ukraine

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine Prime Minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a move to bring back the Soviet Union in a new twist to the events taking place in the region. Currently in a standoff with Cold War opponents over the conflict in Ukraine, Russia has promised a swift response to the latest […]

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