Daily Archives: April 26, 2020

2020-04-26: News Headlines

RT (2020-04-26). 'Embassy has no official info on whether N. Korean leader is ill, I spoke to them this morning' — Russian Communist MP. rt.com A Russian lawmaker has asked the North Korean embassy about Kim Jong-un's health, amid speculation about the leader's wellbeing following his lengthy absence from the public eye. | Russia's Communist Party (KPRF) lawmaker Kazbek Taysayev, who leads a group of MPs responsible for relations with Pyongyang, said that he had recently contacted North Korean diplomats. | "I have spoken with the [North Korean] embassy today. As you know, there were some reports [regarding Kim's health]," Taysayev told Russian media. | We only deal with official information, and there is no official information about the [North Korean…

RT (2020-04-26). WATCH Russian paratroopers in world's FIRST-EVER 10km group jump… in the ARCTIC. rt.com Russian Airborne Troops practiced their high-altitude parachuting skills in one of Earth's most extreme environments — above a freezing Arctic wasteland. An exercise of this kind has never been attempted before. | A Russian commando unit has conducted a so-called HALO parachuting operation, a mass jump which saw them dropping out of a high-flying transport plane and free diving to a reasonably low altitude before opening their chutes. This is a challenge in itself, but the paratroopers faced added risks thanks to the location of the jump. The Alexandra Land is an island well beyond the 80th parallel nort…

RT (2020-04-26). 'Here's my favorite swimwear!' Russian Olympic champ Alla Shishkina shows off tiny outfits she wore in swimming showpieces (VIDEO). rt.com Two-time Olympic hero Alla Shishkina has given her followers a glimpse of some of her costumes and kept her creativity flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic, producing a new video to satisfy fans keen to see her favorite outfits. | A gold medalist for Russia in the women's team synchronized swimming at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, Shishkina still cherishes her competition outfits, and opted to showcase eight of them in response to requests from some of her 28,000 fans on Instagram. | The Moscow-based athlete demonstrated some of the rhythm and style that has helped her to secure those glories, smiling and b…

RT (2020-04-26). 'The hardest working president in history': Trump goes on Twitter rant against 'fake media' with Nobel Prizes for Russia stories. rt.com US President Donald Trump blasted the media over reports about his laid-back work schedule, and suggested taking Nobel Prizes away from journalists who pushed Russia collusion stories, mistaking the award for the Pulitzer. | "The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history," Trump wrote on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a firestorm of anti-media tweets. | The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history. I don't know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten more…

RT (2020-04-26). China boosts oil imports from Russia, while slashing purchases from Saudi Arabia. rt.com Shipments of Russian crude oil to China increased more than 30 percent in March compared to a year earlier while Saudi imports of the commodity sank, Reuters reported, citing Chinese customs data. | As crumbling demand for crude and lack of storage space have been wreaking havoc on the oil market, China has been boosting oil exports in a move seen as taking advantage of record low oil prices. Covid-19 has severely cut the demand of one of the top global importers, but in March China purchased 9.68 million barrels per day (bpd), that is 4.5 percent more than it did during the same period in 2019. | Also on rt.c…

RT (2020-04-26). Russia's Covid-19 epidemic tops 80,000 cases as authorities hope to turn the tide during May holidays. rt.com The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Russia has risen by 6,261 since Saturday and reached almost 81,000, according to the latest national update. The disease has claimed 66 more lives, pushing the death toll to 747. | The current figures are a promising sign that Russia will not see an explosive spread of the coronavirus, but making sure it doesn't happen will require discipline from the public, head of the Russian sanitary regulator Anna Popova said in an interview on Sunday. | "We don't have any explosion. Preventing one was one of our tasks and we see it coming to fruition," she said. "That is, unless…

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Several EU countries cannot ask for Russia's help because of their 'big brothers': Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Some European and NATO countries cannot turn to Russia for help in the fight against coronavirus, because their "big brothers" are against it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Bolshaya Igra ("Big Game") program on Russia's Channel One.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Russia says US claim on Iran's satellite launch 'wrong'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) – Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Mikhail Ulyanov has denied US allegations against Iran in the field of launching its military satellite, saying that the United States is violating the UN Security Council resolutions.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). German MP calls for a new nuclear agreement with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Due to the ongoing conflicts over the nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the JCPOA, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag, Norbert Rà∂ttgen, has called for a new agreement with Tehran.

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). 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…

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…

Fight Back (2020-04-25). Cuban workers mark Lenin's 150th birthday, May Day plans announced. fightbacknews.org According to April 23 report in Granma, "On Havana's Lenin Hill, a small group of trade union leaders, headed by Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, Party Political Bureau member and general secretary of the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC), dedicated a floral tribute to the legendary Bolshevik, who played a key role in the Russian Revolution, the greatest lesson in the annals of history of what the emancipated working class can achieve in unity of thought and action, guided by socialist principles." | The newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba also reported on the plans for this year's traditionally massive May…

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.

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 …

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…

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…

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."

Gordon Duff (2020-04-26). Russia's Love of Trump, But Why? Trump is Burying the United States, Just Like Nikita Promised. thealtworld.com Over the past year, since Russiagate has blown over for the most part, Sputnik News and Russia Today, the two major government controlled media operations (controlled by the same person) have embarrassingly fawned over Trump. | More than that, their slant has been decidedly racist, anti-Semitic (expressing virulent hatred for America's liberal Jewish majority), anti-Hispaic/African American/Islamic America and anti-intellectual. | They have also been anti-science but their real bias has been an ongoing smear campaign against any democratic politician or anyone that isn't a pure Deep State sludge eater. | Above al…

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russian Paratroopers Make Historic Airdrop From Mind-Boggling 10,000 Metre Altitude – Video. sputniknews.com This marks the first time paratroopers have ever jumped from this height. The airdrop was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 90th anniversary of the Russian Airborne Forces.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russian Legislator Insists Kim Jong-Un's Health Not Deteriorated After Talk With DPRK Envoy. sputniknews.com Rumours have been circulating in the media regarding the North Korean leader's health, with some reports suggesting that Kim is in a vegetative state or even dead. The reports emerged due to Kim's absence from high-profile official events.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russian Scientists Prove Life Can Survive on Mars, Venus, Jupiter's Ice Moon. sputniknews.com Theories about the possible habitability of Earth's closest neighbours go back to the dawn of the space age, with scientists creating increasingly complex instruments to try to confirm beyond a doubt whether such life exists in the years since.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russia to Deliver 40+ Tonnes of Medicine to Venezuela to Fight COVID by 9 May – Ambassador. sputniknews.com Russia plans to ship more than 40 tonnes of medicine to Venezuela to fight against coronavirus, Russia's Ambassador to Caracas Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Relevant Like Never Before: Soviet-Era Posters Promoting Proper Hygiene. sputniknews.com A procedure as trivial as hand washing has become a powerful instrument in staving off the new coronavirus disease. However, sometimes people forget about the importance of keeping one's hands clean and often disregard certain hygiene rules. Thankfully, we have Soviet posters to remind us of that!

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 …

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, …

2020-04-26: Social Media Postees

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Russia's Covid-19 epidemic tops 80,000 cases as authorities hope to turn the tide during May holidays
rt.com | 2020-04-26
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Russia has risen by 6,261 since Saturday and reached almost 81,000, according to the latest national update. The disease has claimed 66 more lives, pushing the death toll to 747. | The current figures are a promising sign that Russia will not see an explosive spread of the coronavirus, but making sure it doesn't happen will require discipline from the public, head of the Russian sanitary regulator Anna Popova said in an interview on Sunday. | "We don't have any explosion. Preventing one was one of our tasks and we see it coming to fruition," she said. "That is, unless…
rt.com/newsline/486920-russia-coronavirus-may-holidays/

WATCH Russian paratroopers in world's FIRST-EVER 10km group jump… in the ARCTIC
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Russian Airborne Troops practiced their high-altitude parachuting skills in one of Earth's most extreme environments

China boosts oil imports from Russia, while slashing purchases from Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Shipments of Russian crude oil to China increased more than 30 percent in March compared to a year earlier while Saudi imports of the commodity sank, Reuters reported, citing Chinese customs data. | As crumbling demand for crude and lack of storage space have been wreaking havoc on the oil market, China has been boosting oil exports in a move seen as taking advantage of record low oil prices. Covid-19 has severely cut the demand of one of the top global importers, but in March China purchased 9.68 million barrels per day (bpd), that is 4.5 percent more than it did during the same period in 2019. | Also on rt.c…
rt.com/business/486917-china-russia-oil-imports/

'Here's my favorite swimwear!' Russian Olympic champ Alla Shishkina shows off tiny outfits she wore in swimming showpieces (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Two-time Olympic hero Alla Shishkina has given her followers a glimpse of some of her costumes and kept her creativity flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic, producing a new video to satisfy fans keen to see her favorite outfits. | A gold medalist for Russia in the women's team synchronized swimming at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, Shishkina still cherishes her competition outfits, and opted to showcase eight of them in response to requests from some of her 28,000 fans on Instagram. | The Moscow-based athlete demonstrated some of the rhythm and style that has helped her to secure those glories, smiling and b…
rt.com/sport/486918-alla-shishkina-olympic-costumes/

'The hardest working president in history': Trump goes on Twitter rant against 'fake media' with Nobel Prizes for Russia stories
rt.com | 2020-04-26
US President Donald Trump blasted the media over reports about his laid-back work schedule, and suggested taking Nobel Prizes away from journalists who pushed Russia collusion stories, mistaking the award for the Pulitzer. | "The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history," Trump wrote on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a firestorm of anti-media tweets. | The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history. I don't know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten…
rt.com/usa/486940-trump-tweets-noble-prize/

'The hardest working president in history': Trump goes on Twitter rant against 'fake media' with Nobel Prizes for Russia stories
rt.com | 2020-04-26
US President Donald Trump blasted the media over reports about his laid-back work schedule, and suggested taking Nobel Prizes away from journalists who pushed Russia collusion stories, mistaking the award for the Pulitzer. | "The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history," Trump wrote on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a firestorm of anti-media tweets. | The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history. I don't know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten…
rt.com/usa/486940-trump-tweets-noble-prize/

Several EU countries cannot ask for Russia's help because of their 'big brothers': Lavrov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Russia says US claim on Iran's satellite launch 'wrong'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) – Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Mikhail Ulyanov has denied US allegations against Iran in the field of launching its military satellite, saying that the United States is violating the UN Security Council resolutions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/158059/Russia-says-US-claim-on-Iran-s-satellite-launch-wrong

German MP calls for a new nuclear agreement with Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

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/

Cuban workers mark Lenin's 150th birthday, May Day plans announced
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-25
According to April 23 report in Granma, "On Havana's Lenin Hill, a small group of trade union leaders, headed by Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, Party Political Bureau member and general secretary of the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC), dedicated a floral tribute to the legendary Bolshevik, who played a key role in the Russian Revolution, the greatest lesson in the annals of history of what the emancipated working class can achieve in unity of thought and action, guided by socialist principles." | The newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba also reported on the plans for this year's traditionally massive May…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/4/25/cuban-workers-mark-lenin-s-150th-birthday-may-day-plans-announced

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/

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/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russian Paratroopers Make Historic Airdrop From Mind-Boggling 10,000 Metre Altitude – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
This marks the first time paratroopers have ever jumped from this height. The airdrop was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 90th anniversary of the Russian Airborne Forces.
sputniknews.com/russia/202004261079098079-russian-paratroopers-make-historic-airdrop-from-mind-boggling-10000-km-altitude—video/

Russia to Deliver 40+ Tonnes of Medicine to Venezuela to Fight COVID by 9 May – Ambassador
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Russia plans to ship more than 40 tonnes of medicine to Venezuela to fight against coronavirus, Russia's Ambassador to Caracas Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.
sputniknews.com/world/202004261079095161-russia-to-deliver-40-tonnes-of-medicine-to-venezuela-to-fight-covid-by-9-may—ambassador/

Russian Legislator Insists Kim Jong-Un's Health Not Deteriorated After Talk With DPRK Envoy
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Rumours have been circulating in the media regarding the North Korean leader's health, with some reports suggesting that Kim is in a vegetative state or even dead. The reports emerged due to Kim's absence from high-profile official events.
sputniknews.com/world/202004261079095708-kim-jong-uns-health-not-deteriorated—russian-lawmaker-after-talk-with-north-korean-ambassador-/

Russia's Love of Trump, But Why? Trump is Burying the United States, Just Like Nikita Promised
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-26
Over the past year, since Russiagate has blown over for the most part, Sputnik News and Russia Today, the two major government controlled media operations (controlled by the same person) have embarrassingly fawned over Trump. | More than that, their slant has been decidedly racist, anti-Semitic (expressing virulent hatred for America's liberal Jewish majority), anti-Hispaic/African American/Islamic America and anti-intellectual. | They have also been anti-science but their real bias has been an ongoing smear campaign against any democratic politician or anyone that isn't a pure Deep State sludge eater. | Above al…

Russia’s Love of Trump, But Why? Trump is Burying the United States, Just Like Nikita Promised

Russian Scientists Prove Life Can Survive on Mars, Venus, Jupiter's Ice Moon
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Theories about the possible habitability of Earth's closest neighbours go back to the dawn of the space age, with scientists creating increasingly complex instruments to try to confirm beyond a doubt whether such life exists in the years since.
sputniknews.com/science/202004261079098796-russian-scientists-prove-life-can-survive-on-mars-venus-jupiters-ice-moon/

Relevant Like Never Before: Soviet-Era Posters Promoting Proper Hygiene
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
A procedure as trivial as hand washing has become a powerful instrument in staving off the new coronavirus disease. However, sometimes people forget about the importance of keeping one's hands clean and often disregard certain hygiene rules. Thankfully, we have Soviet posters to remind us of that!
sputniknews.com/photo/202004261079097731-soviet-era-posters-promoting-proper-hygiene-find-new-relevance-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

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

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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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 …
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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 …
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