RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2015

TODAY: Minsk agreement already violated; Moscow and Kiev both fail to meet weapons pullback deadline; Putin says eastern Ukraine violence has decreased; Germany to update security strategy to take Russia into account; Navalny suspended sentence upheld; Russian feminism; Canada slaps sanctions on Rosneft.

Rumble in the Congo

It’s one of the world’s largest untapped reserves of precious metals and natural resources. It’s also an ungoverned Wild West drawing in competing militias into prolonged bloody wars, and soon, possibly the neighboring states competing for influence. Welcome to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

When African Leaders Visit Moscow

Welcome to the new multipolarity.  President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni made some interesting comments during a visit to Moscow this week: President Museveni, currently on a visit to Russia, has criticised the arrogance of western countries and their “imperial” aggression in Africa, calling it a “big mistake”. Singling out the violent ouster and subsequent killing […]