Sleeping with the Third Reich: America’s Unspoken “Alliance” with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union

Prof Michel Chossudovsky Image: Adolph Hitler together with Prescott Bush, grandfather of former President George W. Bush. Prescott Bush was a partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co and director of Union Banking Corporation which had close relations with German corporate interests including Thyssen Steel, a major company involved in the Third Reich’s weapons industry.  “…[N]ew documents,…

Russia and Africa: A Promising Partnership

Dmitry Bokarev Africa is a vast continent, rich in natural and labor resources. For many centuries, it was divided into spheres of influence between powerful European nations. After World War II, the process of decolonization and the emergence of independent African states took place, which the USSR supported while the West stood in opposition. After…

The Russian-African Summit Declaration

The declaration was adopted on Thursday, October 24, following the two-day Russia-Africa Summit SOCHI, October 24. /TASS/. Russian and African nations have agreed to counter political dictate and currency blackmail in trade, as follows from the declaration of the Russia-Africa Summit. The participants agreed to “work together to counter political dictatorship and financial blackmail in…

The Russia-Africa Summit: Interview with Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin gave an interview to TASS Russian State News Agency on Russia – Africa Summit in Sochi. Question: The Sochi Summit is meant to open a new chapter in the relations between the Russian Federation and African countries. Its participants will bring to Sochi their ideas about ways to develop cooperation. What does Russia,…

Russia, the United States and the World’s Last War

A recent interview in the Russian language newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets with the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, provides us with an interesting glimpse into the mindset of Russia’s military and its attitude toward the world’s most powerful (and expensive) military, that of the United States. Let’s open with this graphic which shows…

World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future

*Sergey Lavrov These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international “political season”. The session begins at a highly symbolic historical moment. Next year we will celebrate two great and interconnected anniversaries – the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic and Second World…

Russia and China Boost Gold Reserves Moving Away from US Currency

Russia’s Gold Reserves Scale New Highs in Growing Shift From US Dollar Svetlana Ekimenko Russia has been stockpiling gold bullion in recent years in an attempt to lessen its economy’s reliance on the US dollar, with forecasts showing the country’s gold and foreign exchange reserves are set to outstrip those of Saudi Arabia. Russia’s gold…

Spotlight on Africa

Valery Kulikov In the world we live in today, amid a scramble which is unfolding to gain control of the key natural resources we exploit and to shape the political world order of the 21st century, there are many areas where Africa and Russia have interests which overlap objectively. About 50-52% of the Earth’s natural…

BRICS Needs a Unified Front Against US Intervention in Venezuela

Ramona Wadi Venezuela’s destabilisation by the US is understood best by the countries that have faced imperialist interference. Cuba’s revolutionary process, for example, has produced consistent political solidarity with Venezuela and is actively urging countries to reconsider their stance as regards the US sanctions which are creating severe humanitarian consequences. The recent executive order signed…

The Hitler-Stalin Pact of August 23, 1939: Myth and Reality

Jacques Pauwels In a remarkable book, 1939 : The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II, the Canadian historian Michael Jabara Carley describes how, at the end of the 1930s, the Soviet Union repeatedly tried, but finally failed, to conclude a pact of mutual security, in other words a defensive alliance, with…