VIDEO - Russia concluded its Victory Day celebration on May 9th, which commemorated its 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany during World War II. Christian Gomez reports on which nations were invited to Russia's celebration and what ideologies were embraced during the ceremony.
VIDEO - Dr. Yuri Maltsev, an Austrian school economist and economic historian, discusses the Dmitri Volkogonov Archives with The New American magazine. Prior to defecting from the USSR in 1989, Dr. Maltsev served as an economist for President Gorbachev's reforms package of perestroika at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Maltsev explains who Dmitri Volkogonov is and what is in his archive.

Despite reports of Russia and ISIS being at odds with one another, further research points to Russian security services (FSB, successor to the Soviet KGB) and military intelligence (GRU) behind the very threat while ostensibly opposing it.

FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov reveals that 1,700 Russian citizens are in Iraq fighting for ISIS, despite decades of Soviet KGB proliferation of Islamic radicalism and international terrorism.

In China, where religious liberty has been under attack since the communist takeover in 1949, persecution of Christians has escalated over recent months. Communist Chinese authorities have destroyed churches and religious symbols and arrested Christian leaders and laity in recent crackdowns against those groups regarded by Beijing as “cults.”

 

The Islamic terrorist group ISIS, which has been indiscriminately murdering individuals in Syria and Iraq, publicly executed a seventeen-year-old boy by crucifixion after the group accused the teen of photographing ISIS military training sites.

Three years after a nuclear power plant accident, the Japanese suffer a thyroid cancer scare manufactured by major media.

Glamour, beauty, fame, wealth, privilege, power. Gulnara Karimova had it all. As daughter to Uzbekistan’s dictator Islam Karimov, she seemed untouchable.

Chinese officials have used the editorial pages of the People’s Daily, the flagship paper of China’s Communist Party, to warn protesters engaged in anti-Mainland China demonstrations to back off. The ranks of demonstrators have been swelled by thousands of University of Hong Kong students who have been boycotting classes to take part in the protests seeking expanded voting rights, less interference from Beijing, and the preservation of freedom of the press, which exists to a greater degree in Hong Kong than on the mainland.

Protests in semi-autonomous Hong Kong demanding more liberty and autonomy from the Communist Chinese dictatorship ruling mainland China have been boiling over in recent days, with the regime in Beijing and its minions in Hong Kong’s government using tear gas and heavy-handed police tactics to disperse fast-growing demonstrations. Instead of breaking up, though, the crowds grew larger.

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