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From late-night arrests in the USSR to Soros-funded ‘progressive’ assaults on freedom in the U.S.

The "overnight billionaire, socialist mediocrity" George Soros.

Lev Navrozov I was born in Moscow; I went to a Soviet school, where I discovered that there were things one should never mention in class. In particular, my parents told me never to reveal to my classmates any conversations we were having at home and never to discuss anything going on in our family. [...]

August 15th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Lev Navrozov,Russia,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Russian, Iranian advisors spotted in Syria by opposition

An ID document puported to have been issued by Syria to Russian Gen. Vladimir Kojaiv.

Special to NICOSIA — Syria has been using senior officers from Iran and Russia to help quell the Sunni revolt against President Bashar Assad. The Syrian opposition has identified senior Iranian and Russian officers assigned to help the Assad regime. The Free Syrian Army said Iran and Russia were helping the Syrian Army and [...]

August 9th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Daily Brief,Exclusives,Iran,Mideast,Russia,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

Report: Russia recorded major military exports to Syria in 2011

A Syrian Pantsyr-S1 air defense system.

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has determined an increase in major Russian arms sales to Syria amid the revolt against President Bashar Assad. The U.S. Congress has been told that the Assad regime was equipped with a range of air and coastal defense systems to Damascus in 2011. The Congressional Research Service [...]

August 8th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Mideast,Russia,Stateside,Syria,Top Stories,U.S. Intelligence | Read More »

After 12 years of de facto dictatorship, a sense of foreboding in Moscow

Unease in Moscow's Metro / MoscowTimes

On the surface, Moscow has never looked more prosperous. High-end restaurants are full. Cyclists, strollers, and rollerbladers crowd Gorky Park. Newly built skyscrapers give the city a modern skyline, and streets are clogged with late-model Western cars. But there is a growing sense of unease. …   After years when opposition demonstrations typically attracted no [...]

August 8th, 2012 | Posted in Life,Russia | Read More »

Putin changes his mind again: Flotilla of warships may dock in Syria

Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea on July 24.  /

Special to MOSCOW — Russia, in yet another revision of naval exercise plans, says its warships could dock in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said Russian Navy ships sent to an exercise in the Mediterranean Sea could enter Syria. The ministry said the six warships might be serviced in the Russian Navy base in [...]

August 6th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Mideast,Russia,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

Moscow acknowledges threat to Russians in Syria, only foreign base

Servicemen may be evacuated from the Russian naval base in Tartous if it comes under attack, Navy chief Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said.  /RIA Novosti/Grigori Sysoev

Special to MOSCOW — Russia has been examining the prospect of a military pullout from Syria. So far, there have not been reports of Sunni rebel attacks on the Russian Navy presence, particularly in Tartous. But Russian sources have asserted that their nationals were quietly being withdrawn from Syria. But officials said Russia has [...]

July 31st, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Mideast,Russia,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

From the safety of the West, recalling Stalin’s infinitely dangerous madness

Stalin in the background and his daughter Svetlana sitting on the lap of Lavrentiy Beria.

Lev Navrozov Let me remind my dear readers that I was born in 1928, that is, I was to live in Stalin’s hell on earth. Created in pre-Soviet Russia were works of genius (such as those of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, or Chekhov), which were translated into the languages of all culturally advanced countries. The Russian classical [...]

July 30th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,China,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Germany,Lev Navrozov,NE Asia,Russia,Top Stories | Read More »

Flotilla of 4 Russian ships headed for Syria

A Russian naval flotilla of warships destined for the Syrian port of Tartus has entered the Mediterranean, Russia's defense ministry said on July 24.

Special to MOSCOW — Russia has been preparing to launch a major naval exercise with Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said a flotilla of warships was approaching Syria for an exercise. The ministry said the Russian Navy battle group has entered the Mediterranean Sea and would soon reach the Syrian port of Tartous. “The [...]

July 25th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Mideast,Russia,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

With Syria set to implode, Russia and China check UN action

Members vote during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria on July 19 in New York.  /Don Emmert/AFP

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — These are tumultuous times in Syria. Civil war has engulfed the country, fierce fighting plagues the capital of Damascus, a bomb blast decimated the ruling regime’s top security chiefs, and the Arab League called on President Bashar Assad to step down. But as the world watches in suspended animation, [...]

July 25th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,China,Columnists,COMMENTARY,England,Exclusives,John Metzler,Mideast,NE Asia,Russia,Syria,Top Stories,United Nations,World Links | Read More »

Syrian Alawites flee Sunni onslaught for coastal cities also populated by Russians, Iranians

Giant portraits of Bashar and Hafez Assad hang on a building in downtown Latakia.  /DH Flood photo

Special to NICOSIA — Tens of thousands of Alawites have relocated to the coast of Syria in what could form the basis of a minority state led by President Bashar Assad. Syrian opposition sources said Alawites were leaving major Syrian cities including Damascus for the provinces of Latakia and Tartous. The opposition said the [...]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Iran,Mideast,Russia,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

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