Daily Archives: April 25, 2020

2020-04-25: News Headlines

Aaron Maté (2020-04-25). US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility. thegrayzone.com The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…

RT (2020-04-25). 'Can't erase history': Putin & Stalin mosaic for military cathedral is 'appropriate,' church says amid furor. rt.com President Vladimir Putin and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin will both make a surprise, if minor, appearance inside the main cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, which is being decorated with historical scenes of the nation's glory. | Photos showing an incomplete mosaic with the likenesses of Putin, other key government figures, and seemingly random people celebrating with national flags made quite a stir in Russia after being leaked to the media on Friday. The artwork is reportedly part of the grandiose church under construction in Patriot Park near Moscow, which is to become the main place of worship for the R…

RT (2020-04-25). 'Can't erase history': Putin & Stalin TEMPLE MOSAIC is 'appropriate,' church says amid furor over Russian military cathedral decor. rt.com President Vladimir Putin and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin will both make a surprise, if minor, appearance inside the main cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, which is being decorated with historical scenes of the nation's glory. | Photos showing an incomplete mosaic with the likenesses of Putin, other key government figures, and seemingly random people celebrating with national flags made quite a stir in Russia after being leaked to the media on Friday. The artwork was linked to the grandiose church being built in Patriot Park outside Moscow, which is to become the main temple of the Russian military. | &nda…

RT (2020-04-25). Example of Russia-US cooperation: Putin & Trump release rare JOINT statement on Elbe Day 75th anniversary. rt.com Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have released a rare joint statement, marking the 75th anniversary of the historic meeting between Soviet and American troops on the Elbe River. | The meeting that occurred on April 25, 1945 "heralded the decisive defeat of the Nazi regime," which was ultimately destroyed a couple weeks after. But most importantly, it clearly showed how the two nations can cooperate, the statement reads. | The 'Spirit of the Elbe' is an example of how our countries can put aside differences, build trust, and cooperate in pursuit of a greater cause. | On Elbe…

RT (2020-04-25). WATCH helicopter tail RIPPED OFF, rotor TORN TO PIECES during crash-landing in Siberia. rt.com The crash-landing of a Mi-26 transport helicopter has left eight people injured in Russia. The moment the aircraft plunged into the snowy ground and had both of its rotors obliterated in an instant was caught on camera. | The video shows the chopper slowly approaching the landing zone. But for some reason the pilot couldn't quite control the rotorcraft, with its tail seemingly hitting the ground and getting broken off. With the torque of the main rotor no longer in check, the rest of the body went into a spin and tilted, destroying the rotor blades. | –ö–∞–¥—Ä—…

RT (2020-04-25). Russian legislators rush to get tested after two fellow MPs contract coronavirus. rt.com At least two Russian legislators have contracted the dreaded Covid-19 disease. While mandatory coronavirus testing is not expected for MPs, many of them have already been checked voluntarily after their colleagues fell ill. | Read more | | Top Russian officials had largely been spared by the coronavirus pandemic so far, but that situation changed on Saturday when two MPs were diagnosed with coronavirus. | Leonid Kalashnikov, head of the State Duma's committe…

RT (2020-04-25). St. Petersburg's Russian Museum marks 125th anniversary with empty halls… & RT's Ruptly gives you an exclusive tour (VIDEO). rt.com The State Russian Museum whose grand collection ranges from medieval icons to Kazimir Malevich's squares and circles is marking its 125th anniversary with empty halls due to Covid-19. But this Ruptly video takes you on a tour. | The largest depository of Russian fine arts was founded back in 1895 by Russia's last Emperor Nicholas II. Located in the grandiose Mikhailovsky Palace in St. Petersburg, the museum is used to seeing droves of tourists daily but like many establishments worldwide it is currently closed due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. | Ruptly has peeked into the empty halls of the museum, and a…

en.mehrnews (2020-04-25). Russia calls for restraint amid US-Iran tensions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday that Moscow is concerned by the US threats to Iran amid tensions in the Persian Gulf and is calling on both sides to exercise restraint.

WSWS (2020-04-25). Coronavirus sweeps through Russian medical facilities. wsws.org Hospitals and clinics in several cities have been placed under quarantine, as COVID-19 infects staff and patients alike.

RT (2020-04-25). Two Su-27s follow Belgian F-16 fighter jet flying near Russia's border in the Baltic Sea (VIDEO). rt.com A pair of Russian Su-27 fighter jets were quickly taken off a routine training flight to escort a Belgian warplane approaching the state border. | On Friday, the Russian military had spotted a Belgian F-16, which was heading towards the nation's border over the Baltic Sea. Two Su-27 fighter aircraft that were flying a training mission in the area were immediately sent to identify the foreign plane. | A cockpit video from one of the Russian jets shows how the Su-27s were maneuvering near the Belgian aircraft until it was escorted away from the country's border. | Russia frequently scrambles its military airc…

en.mehrnews (2020-04-25). Some countries excuse own insufficient COVID-19 response by attacking WHO: Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday said that Moscow believes that certain countries are attempting to justify their belated and insufficient COVID-19 response measures by attacking the World Health Organization (WHO).

Global Research News (2020-04-25). Washington's Dr. Strangelove. The Disrupter in Chief. globalresearch.ca There are lots of choices for this dubious distinction from elements of both right wings of Washington's one-party state. | As president and commander-in-chief with his finger on the nation's nuclear trigger, Trump is most dangerous — notably because he's easily …

RT (2020-04-24). Don't plan foreign travel this year, advises top Russian politician amid Covid-19 spread. rt.com If you're in Russia, and you're plotting a post-quarantine holiday, it might be better to reconsider. In fact, according to a top Russian politician, you shouldn't plan to travel abroad for the rest of the year. | In an interview with TV channel Russia-24, the chair of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, made it clear that the closed borders are unlikely to open any time soon. | "This year, you shouldn't plan any foreign trips… But one year is not a tragedy," she said. | According to Matviyenko, travel restrictions will be in place both in Russia and other nations for the foreseeable future. On top…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-04-24). Churchill's War: An Addendum. thealtworld.com Some readers have trouble with long articles. When my recent review of the second volume of David Irving's Churchill's War hit 2,500 words, I broke it off. Among the interesting information left unreported are Churchill's cover up of the Katyn massacre by the Soviets of thousands of Polish officers, a coverup continued as late as 1988 by the British foreign office. General Sikorski, head of the Polish government in exile, would not go along with the cover up. This made him a problem. He died in a plane crash 17 seconds after take-off in what appears to be foul play. | Assassination was a British and American poli…

Staff (2020-04-24). Is Carbon Capture and Storage a Climate Solution or a Pyramid Scheme? truthout.org To a growing portion of the public, this is the existential question of our time: How do we significantly slash greenhouse gas emissions before it's too late? | Solar? Wind? Nuclear? Reforestation? How about carbon capture and storage (CCS), what is in essence the process of separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, or from gases produced in electricity generation and industrial processes, then injecting the captured CO2 into geological rock formations typically located several kilometers undergr…

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Fight Back (2020-04-23). 150 years after the birth of V.I. Lenin: Long Live Leninism! fightbacknews.org On April 22, 1870 the great Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was born in a small city of Simbirsk near the Volga River. Lenin stood at the forefront of Russia's revolutionary movement, at the helm of the world's first socialist country, and simultaneously brought into being the modern international communist movement. Lenin's thinking and the movement he helped create shook the world, and with our collective efforts, will shape the future. | Lenin's practical and theoretical contributions are legion. He was a profoundly practical person, who made major contributions to Marxist theory. In fact, Lenin to…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-04-23). The Russians And The Chinese Are Your Enemy. thealtworld.com The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. | Not the oligarchic class in your own country that has been exploiting, propagandizing, deceiving, oppressing and robbing you every moment of your life since you were born. | The Russians and the Chinese. | The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. | Not the people who have been engineering and advancing endless bloodbaths around the world at no benefit to you using your money and your resources and your political energy. | The Russians and the Chinese. | The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. | Not the political/media class and their plutocratic puppeteers w…

Fight Back (2020-04-22). It's Lenin 150th birthday, read his 'Letter to American Workers'. fightbacknews.org To mark the 150 birthday, April 22, of the outstanding revolutionary V.I. Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating his famous article 'Letter to American Workers.' | Comrades! A Russian Bolshevik who took part in the 1905 Revolution, and who lived in your country for many years afterwards, has offered to convey my letter to you. I have accepted his proposal all the more gladly because just at the present time the American revolutionary workers have to play an exceptionally important role as uncompromising enemies of American imperialism—the freshest, strongest and latest in joining in the world-wide sl…

Jason Ditz (2020-02-20). Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive. theantimedia.com Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

yenisafak (2020-04-25). Russia reports 5,966 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours. yenisafak.com The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 5,966 over the past 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 74,588, the country's coronavirus crisis response centre said on Saturday.It also reported 66 new deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing the total death toll in Russia to 681.The number of coronavirus cases in Russia began rising sharply this month, although it had reported far fewer infections than many western European countries in the early stages of the outbreak.

sputniknews (2020-04-25). NYT Reusing Russiagate Playbook on China. sputniknews.com Target workers announce strike actions; NYT reusing Russiagate playbook on China; Activists call for an end to prison imperialism…

sputniknews (2020-04-25). Finnish Media Justify Creation of Concentration –°amps in East Karelia During World War II. sputniknews.com The Investigative Committee of Russia has launched a criminal probe into the mass atrocities committed against the Karelian population in the territory of the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic, which was controlled by the Finnish army during 1941-44, which according to the organisation, can be classified as "genocide".

Sputnik (2020-04-25). US Launches Campaign to Accuse Syria of Inability to Curtail Coronavirus, Claims Syrian-Russian Joint Statement. globalresearch.ca The United States has launched a propaganda campaign by accusing Damascus of its inability to effectively combat the spread of COVID-19 in Syria, the Russian and Syrian coordination centres said in a joint statement. | According to the statement, the United …

sputniknews (2020-04-25). Moscow Calls US Attempts to Cast Doubt on Russian Nuclear Standards Unacceptable. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow will study the new US energy strategy, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Saturday, adding that so far it was obvious that Washington was trying to revive the national uranium industry, while attempts to cast doubt on Russia's high standards in the nuclear field were unacceptable.

sputniknews (2020-04-25). Moscow: Some Countries Excuse Own Insufficient COVID-19 Response by Attacking WHO. sputniknews.com Last week, Trump announced that the US would no longer be funding the World Health Organisation because the latter failed to report accurately on the coronavirus.

sputniknews (2020-04-25). Watch Russian Su-27 Jets Escort Belgian F-16 Fighter Over the Baltic Sea. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted and escorted a Belgian F-16 jet away from the Russian border over the Baltic Sea after the aircraft was spotted during scheduled flights in the area, Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday.

IRNA (2020-04-23). Russia dismisses US claim that Iran satellite violates UNSC Resolution. More launches coming. iranian.com Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday dismissed the US claim that Iran violated the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 with the launch of military satellite 'Noor 1' as unfounded, saying that the move in no way contradicts the resolution on the country's nuclear program. Addressing a news conference in Tehran on Thursday, she …

Tasnim News (2020-04-22). Iran Non-Oil Exports Hit $60bln in Two Years. iranian.com Iran has pocketed around $60 billion from exports of products, services and energy since the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed its sanctions on the country's sale of crude two years ago. A senior official at the ministry of trade (MIMT) said on Tuesday that Iran had shipped a total of 135 …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-04-24). Instead of Protecting Public Health During Covid-19 Crisis, Trump Moves to Prop Up 'Dirty, Dying' Uranium Mining Industry. commondreams.org "It's despicable to risk irreversible harm to spectacular wild places by propping up uranium companies that can't compete in global markets." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/grandcanyonuramium-boost-nuclear.jpg

Jason Ditz (2020-02-17). DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director's Role in Russiagate. theantimedia.com The Justice Department is investigating the role of John Brennan in the assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

2020-04-25: Social Media Postees

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US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-25
The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/25/us-elites-use-russiagate-playbook-to-blame-china-and-promote-hostility/

'Can't erase history': Putin & Stalin mosaic for military cathedral is 'appropriate,' church says amid furor
rt.com | 2020-04-25
President Vladimir Putin and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin will both make a surprise, if minor, appearance inside the main cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, which is being decorated with historical scenes of the nation's glory. | Photos showing an incomplete mosaic with the likenesses of Putin, other key government figures, and seemingly random people celebrating with national flags made quite a stir in Russia after being leaked to the media on Friday. The artwork is reportedly part of the grandiose church under construction in Patriot Park near Moscow, which is to become the main place of worship for the R…
rt.com/russia/486856-army-church-putin-stalin-mosaic/

'Can't erase history': Putin & Stalin TEMPLE MOSAIC is 'appropriate,' church says amid furor over Russian military cathedral decor
rt.com | 2020-04-25
President Vladimir Putin and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin will both make a surprise, if minor, appearance inside the main cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, which is being decorated with historical scenes of the nation's glory. | Photos showing an incomplete mosaic with the likenesses of Putin, other key government figures, and seemingly random people celebrating with national flags made quite a stir in Russia after being leaked to the media on Friday. The artwork was linked to the grandiose church being built in Patriot Park outside Moscow, which is to become the main temple of the Russian military. | &nda…
rt.com/russia/486856-army-church-putin-stalin-mosaic/

WATCH helicopter tail RIPPED OFF, rotor TORN TO PIECES during crash-landing in Siberia
rt.com | 2020-04-25
The crash-landing of a Mi-26 transport helicopter has left eight people injured in Russia. The moment the aircraft plunged into the snowy ground and had both of its rotors obliterated in an instant was caught on camera. | The video shows the chopper slowly approaching the landing zone. But for some reason the pilot couldn't quite control the rotorcraft, with its tail seemingly hitting the ground and getting broken off. With the torque of the main rotor no longer in check, the rest of the body went into a spin and tilted, destroying the rotor blades. | –ö–∞–¥–Ä–…
rt.com/russia/486871-helicopter-crash-landing-russia/

Coronavirus sweeps through Russian medical facilities
wsws.org | 2020-04-25
Hospitals and clinics in several cities have been placed under quarantine, as COVID-19 infects staff and patients alike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/25/ruco-a25.html

St. Petersburg's Russian Museum marks 125th anniversary with empty halls… & RT's Ruptly gives you an exclusive tour (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-04-25
The State Russian Museum whose grand collection ranges from medieval icons to Kazimir Malevich's squares and circles is marking its 125th anniversary with empty halls due to Covid-19. But this Ruptly video takes you on a tour. | The largest depository of Russian fine arts was founded back in 1895 by Russia's last Emperor Nicholas II. Located in the grandiose Mikhailovsky Palace in St. Petersburg, the museum is used to seeing droves of tourists daily but like many establishments worldwide it is currently closed due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. | Ruptly has peeked into the empty halls of the museum, and a…
rt.com/news/486887-russian-museum-anniversary-tour/

Some countries excuse own insufficient COVID-19 response by attacking WHO: Lavrov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-25
TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA)

Russia calls for restraint amid US-Iran tensions
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-25
TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA)

Example of Russia-US cooperation: Putin & Trump release rare JOINT statement on Elbe Day 75th anniversary
rt.com | 2020-04-25
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have released a rare joint statement, marking the 75th anniversary of the historic meeting between Soviet and American troops on the Elbe River. | The meeting that occurred on April 25, 1945 "heralded the decisive defeat of the Nazi regime," which was ultimately destroyed a couple weeks after. But most importantly, it clearly showed how the two nations can cooperate, the statement reads. | The 'Spirit of the Elbe' is an example of how our countries can put aside differences, build trust, and cooperate in pursuit of a greater cause. | On Elbe…
rt.com/news/486899-putin-trump-elbe-day/

Two Su-27s follow Belgian F-16 fighter jet flying near Russia's border in the Baltic Sea (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-04-25
A pair of Russian Su-27 fighter jets were quickly taken off a routine training flight to escort a Belgian warplane approaching the state border. | On Friday, the Russian military had spotted a Belgian F-16, which was heading towards the nation's border over the Baltic Sea. Two Su-27 fighter aircraft that were flying a training mission in the area were immediately sent to identify the foreign plane. | A cockpit video from one of the Russian jets shows how the Su-27s were maneuvering near the Belgian aircraft until it was escorted away from the country's border. | Russia frequently scrambles its military airc…
rt.com/news/486877-russian-planes-belgian-follow/

Russian legislators rush to get tested after two fellow MPs contract coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-04-25
At least two Russian legislators have contracted the dreaded Covid-19 disease. While mandatory coronavirus testing is not expected for MPs, many of them have already been checked voluntarily after their colleagues fell ill. | Read more | | Don't plan foreign travel this year, advises top Russian politician amid Covid-19 spread | Top Russian officials had largely been spared by the coronavirus pandemic so far, but that situation changed on Saturday when two MPs were diagnosed with coronavirus. | Leonid Kalashnikov, head of the State Duma's committe…
rt.com/russia/486888-russian-legislators-get-coronavirus/

Washington's Dr. Strangelove. The Disrupter in Chief
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-25
There are lots of choices for this dubious distinction from elements of both right wings of Washington's one-party state. | As president and commander-in-chief with his finger on the nation's nuclear trigger, Trump is most dangerous

Vladimir Lenin 150
Paul Le Blanc | mronline.org | 2020-04-24
To marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lenin we're sharing the latest installment of Paul LeBlanc's series Revolutionaries Reviewed, on Vladimir Lenin

Don't plan foreign travel this year, advises top Russian politician amid Covid-19 spread
rt.com | 2020-04-24
If you're in Russia, and you're plotting a post-quarantine holiday, it might be better to reconsider. In fact, according to a top Russian politician, you shouldn't plan to travel abroad for the rest of the year. | In an interview with TV channel Russia-24, the chair of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, made it clear that the closed borders are unlikely to open any time soon. | "This year, you shouldn't plan any foreign trips… But one year is not a tragedy," she said. | According to Matviyenko, travel restrictions will be in place both in Russia and other nations for the foreseeable future. On top…
rt.com/russia/486837-russia-post-quarantine-holiday/

Churchill's War: An Addendum
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-24
Some readers have trouble with long articles. When my recent review of the second volume of David Irving's Churchill's War hit 2,500 words, I broke it off. Among the interesting information left unreported are Churchill's cover up of the Katyn massacre by the Soviets of thousands of Polish officers, a coverup continued as late as 1988 by the British foreign office. General Sikorski, head of the Polish government in exile, would not go along with the cover up. This made him a problem. He died in a plane crash 17 seconds after take-off in what appears to be foul play. | Assassination was a British and American poli…

Churchill’s War: An Addendum

Is Carbon Capture and Storage a Climate Solution or a Pyramid Scheme?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-24
To a growing portion of the public, this is the existential question of our time: How do we significantly slash greenhouse gas emissions before it's too late? | Solar? Wind? Nuclear? Reforestation? How about carbon capture and storage (CCS), what is in essence the process of separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, or from gases produced in electricity generation and industrial processes, then injecting the captured CO2 into geological rock formations typically located several kilometers undergr…
truthout.org/articles/is-carbon-capture-and-storage-a-climate-solution-or-a-pyramid-scheme/

A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-23
As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/23/wage-peace-during-pandemic/

150 years after the birth of V.I. Lenin: Long Live Leninism!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-23
On April 22, 1870 the great Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was born in a small city of Simbirsk near the Volga River. Lenin stood at the forefront of Russia's revolutionary movement, at the helm of the world's first socialist country, and simultaneously brought into being the modern international communist movement. Lenin's thinking and the movement he helped create shook the world, and with our collective efforts, will shape the future. | Lenin's practical and theoretical contributions are legion. He was a profoundly practical person, who made major contributions to Marxist theory. In fact, Lenin to…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/4/22/150-years-after-birth-vi-lenin-long-live-leninism

The Russians And The Chinese Are Your Enemy
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-23
The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. | Not the oligarchic class in your own country that has been exploiting, propagandizing, deceiving, oppressing and robbing you every moment of your life since you were born. | The Russians and the Chinese. | The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. | Not the people who have been engineering and advancing endless bloodbaths around the world at no benefit to you using your money and your resources and your political energy. | The Russians and the Chinese. | The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. | Not the political/media class and their plutocratic puppeteers w…

The Russians And The Chinese Are Your Enemy

It's Lenin 150th birthday, read his 'Letter to American Workers'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-22
To mark the 150 birthday, April 22, of the outstanding revolutionary V.I. Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating his famous article 'Letter to American Workers.' | Comrades! A Russian Bolshevik who took part in the 1905 Revolution, and who lived in your country for many years afterwards, has offered to convey my letter to you. I have accepted his proposal all the more gladly because just at the present time the American revolutionary workers have to play an exceptionally important role as uncompromising enemies of American imperialism–the freshest, strongest and latest in joining in the world-wide sl…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/4/21/it-s-lenin-150th-birthday-read-his-letter-american-workers

Russia reports 5,966 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-25
The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 5,966 over the past 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 74,588, the country's coronavirus crisis response centre said on Saturday.It also reported 66 new deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing the total death toll in Russia to 681.The number of coronavirus cases in Russia began rising sharply this month, although it had reported far fewer infections than many western European countries in the early stages of the outbreak.
yenisafak.com/en/world/russia-reports-5966-new-coronavirus-cases-in-past-24-hours-3517877

NYT Reusing Russiagate Playbook on China
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-25
Target workers announce strike actions; NYT reusing Russiagate playbook on China; Activists call for an end to prison imperialism…
sputniknews.com/radio_by_any_means/202004251079086507-nyt-reusing-russiagate-playbook-on-china/

Finnish Media Justify Creation of Concentration –°amps in East Karelia During World War II
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-25
The Investigative Committee of Russia has launched a criminal probe into the mass atrocities committed against the Karelian population in the territory of the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic, which was controlled by the Finnish army during 1941-44, which according to the organisation, can be classified as "genocide".
sputniknews.com/europe/202004251079089442-finnish-media-justify-creation-of-concentration-samps-in-east-karelia-during-world-war-ii/

Watch Russian Su-27 Jets Escort Belgian F-16 Fighter Over the Baltic Sea
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-25
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted and escorted a Belgian F-16 jet away from the Russian border over the Baltic Sea after the aircraft was spotted during scheduled flights in the area, Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday.
sputniknews.com/russia/202004251079089828-russias-su-27-jets-escorted-belgian-f-16-fighter-over-baltic-sea/

Moscow Calls US Attempts to Cast Doubt on Russian Nuclear Standards Unacceptable
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-25
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow will study the new US energy strategy, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Saturday, adding that so far it was obvious that Washington was trying to revive the national uranium industry, while attempts to cast doubt on Russia's high standards in the nuclear field were unacceptable.
sputniknews.com/world/202004251079090335-moscow-calls-us-attempts-to-cast-doubt-on-russian-nuclear-standards-unacceptable/

Moscow: Some Countries Excuse Own Insufficient COVID-19 Response by Attacking WHO
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-25
Last week, Trump announced that the US would no longer be funding the World Health Organisation because the latter failed to report accurately on the coronavirus.
sputniknews.com/russia/202004251079090600-certain-nations-try-to-justify-insufficient-covid-19-response-by-blaming-who—moscow/

US Launches Campaign to Accuse Syria of Inability to Curtail Coronavirus, Claims Syrian-Russian Joint Statement
Sputnik | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-25
The United States has launched a propaganda campaign by accusing Damascus of its inability to effectively combat the spread of COVID-19 in Syria, the Russian and Syrian coordination centres said in a joint statement. | According to the statement, the United …
globalresearch.ca/us-launches-campaign-accuse-syria-inability-curtail-coronavirus-claims-syrian-russian-joint-statement/5710569

Russia dismisses US claim that Iran satellite violates UNSC Resolution. More launches coming
IRNA | iranian.com | 2020-04-23
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday dismissed the US claim that Iran violated the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 with the launch of military satellite 'Noor 1' as unfounded, saying that the move in no way contradicts the resolution on the country's nuclear program. Addressing a news conference in Tehran on Thursday, she …
iranian.com/2020/04/23/russia-dismisses-us-claim-that-iran-satellite-violates-unsc-resolution-more-launches-to-come/

Iran Non-Oil Exports Hit $60bln in Two Years
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-04-22
Iran has pocketed around $60 billion from exports of products, services and energy since the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed its sanctions on the country's sale of crude two years ago. A senior official at the ministry of trade (MIMT) said on Tuesday that Iran had shipped a total of 135 …
iranian.com/2020/04/21/iran-non-oil-exports-hit-60bln-in-two-years/

Instead of Protecting Public Health During Covid-19 Crisis, Trump Moves to Prop Up 'Dirty, Dying' Uranium Mining Industry
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-04-24
"It's despicable to risk irreversible harm to spectacular wild places by propping up uranium companies that can't compete in global markets." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/grandcanyonuramium-boost-nuclear.jpg
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