The Saker:ㅤGermany and EU have been handed over a declaration of war

by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted The sabotage of the Nord Stream (NS) and Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipelines in the Baltic Sea has ominously propelled ‘Disaster Capitalism’ to a whole new, toxic level. This episode of Hybrid Industrial/Commercial War, in the form of a terror attack against energy infrastructure in international waters signals the absolute collapse of international law, drowned by a “our way or the highway”, “rules-based”, order. The

The Saker:ㅤAmerican Roulette

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Introduction: America’s Death-Wish ‘Russian roulette’ is a most peculiar expression. At least for any Russian. For the simple reason that he has never heard of it. In fact, it does not exist in Russian, neither the expression, nor the reality. It is something we learn about with astonishment when we learn English. The expression is an American invention and only an American with a death-wish could have thought up

The Saker:ㅤGiorgia Meloni’s true colors (and yes, Europe is hopeless!)

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤQuick news update + OPEN THREAD

First, all four liberated regions voted to join Russia. Donetsk: 99% Lugansk: 98% Zaporozhie: 93% Kherson: 87% This is a huge victory for Russia and a massive slap in the face of the collective West. By Friday I expect Putin to announce that these four regions will become part of Russia.  Then, early next week the Duma and the Federation Council will deal with this, then it will go back to Putin for a final

The Saker:ㅤIMHOclub launches an international campaign to save monuments in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.

by Mira Terada for the Saker blog IMHOclub launches an international campaign to save monuments in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland. Today, before our eyes, illiterate, embittered people are destroying the legacy of the past. Many have given up, because the most important monuments have already been destroyed, but we ourselves did not defend our shrines, we were indifferent. If this continues, we will soon be “demolished” from the face of the Earth. We cannot

The Saker:ㅤInterview of Alexander Khodakovskii part 2 (English subs)

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤProof that Russia blew up NS1 and NS2

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤStatement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at UNSC briefing on Ukraine

27 September 2022 Mr.President, As you know, referenda on accession to Russia have been held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. The official results will be announced in the next few days. This is the long-awaited development for the people of Donbas. It should bring peace to their lands, which they have not seen for eight years. For all that time the population of those areas

The Saker:ㅤAfrica has its sovereign right to choose partners

26 September 2022 Oleg Ozerov, Ambassador-at-large, Head of the Secretariat of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum Unofficial translation As was announced several days ago, on 13th September, the second Russia-Africa Partnership Forum, with me having the privilege to be the Head of its Secretariat, was scheduled for the next summer of 2023. An Organizing Committee headed by Yuri Ushakov, aide of the President of the Russian Federation, was established to get ready therefor. This summit is

The Saker:ㅤStatement by the Russian Federation on the false allegations against the Russian Federation made by the Ukraine to cover-up its own violations of international law and military crimes against the civilian population of the Donbass in in the Kharkov, Kherson and Zaporozhie regions

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤGiorgia on our mind

by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted It’s tempting to interpret the Italian electoral results this past Sunday as voters merrily hurling a bowl of lush papardelle with wild boar ragu over the collective bland faces of the toxic unelected Euro-oligarchy sitting in Brussels. Well, it’s complicated. Italy’s electoral system is all about coalitions. The center-right Meloni-Berlusconi-Salvini troika is bound to amass a substantial majority in both the Parliament’s Lower House

The Saker:ㅤA possible strategy for peace

by Gav Don for the Saker blog We now await the results of the referenda in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhiya and Kherson to request membership of the Russian Federation. In the first three regions the result is a foregone conclusion. In Kherson the vote is also likely to be for membership, in spite of the fact that Kherson’s pre-war population was a majority ethnic Ukrainian one, but the margin may be closer. Many, indeed probably most

The Saker:ㅤQuick notes from Andrei + open thread

Dear friends Hurricane Ian approaches the Florida Peninsula Looks like Hurricane Ian will be even dangerous for the Florida East coast.  So I don’t know how soon we will lose power.  I also am too preoccupied with preparations to write much today. But the few headlines below are, I think, quite amazing. The Americans Declared War On Europe The War On Germany Just Entered Its Hot Phase Swedish experts report explosions at Nord Stream pipeline

The Saker:ㅤ2022 09 27 The Americans Declared War On Europe (Gonzalo Lira)

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤSitrep on Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines

by the Lookout for the Saker blog Reports came in late yesterday, (as reported in the German media) of a dramatic depressurisation of Nord Stream 2 (NS2), an undersea gas line connecting Russia and Germany. This was followed later by news that Nord Stream 1 (NS1) has also depressurised. The pressure in NS2 plummeted from 105 bars1 to just 7 bars. Leaking gas bubbles into the Baltic Sea have been seen near the Danish island

The Saker:ㅤMoveable Feast Cafe 2022/09/27 … Open Thread

2022/09/27 17:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for business … come on in

The Saker:ㅤWill The Ukraine De-Militarise Itself?

by James Tweedie for the Saker blog Back in August 2022 I wrote that NATO was ‘demilitarising’ itself, sending such huge amounts of arms to the Ukraine before and during the Russian special military operation (SMO) that its armies had nothing left to fight with. That process has continued, with Slovenia, the northernmost of the former federal republics of Yugoslavia, sending its entire armoured vehicle fleet to Kiev. The last scrapings of the barrel, just

The Saker:ㅤUkrainian recurring themes

By The LookOut for the Saker blog If you don’t want or can’t see what’s going on, you won’t even see it. But once seen, you can’t readily unsee it. This article covers recurring themes related to post-2014 Ukraine, ordinary examples of deep hatred for people of Donbass, the cult of Bandera, OUN & UPA and elements of Ukrainian fascism hard wired into Ukrainian society as well as the general acceptance by the West of

The Saker:ㅤBanderastan SITREP by Faina Savenkova

by Faina Savenkova for the Saker blog For three years now I have been telling you about what is happening in Lugansk. About the war in which I live, about sorrows and joys. A year ago, the Peacemaker website published my personal data. I have written many letters to world leaders and artists in Western countries. I had only two requests: to delete the personal data of all the children from the “Peacemaker” and to

The Saker:ㅤIs Intellect Enough? (Andrei Martyanov)

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤA chaotic post to start the week: international news, blog news and personal info

Dear friends, This will be a somewhat chaotic post since I am going to mix international news, blog news and personal use.  But first, I want to address something which deeply bothers me: the reaction of some to the recent prisoner exchange.  Specifically, I want to address those who so vociferously opposed it and criticized the Kremlin for agreeing to it.  So in my next paragraph I want to direct address those who were so

The Saker:ㅤA chaotic post to start the week: international news, blog news and personal use

Dear friends, This will be a somewhat chaotic post since I am going to mix international news, blog news and personal use.  But first, I want to address something which deeply bothers me: the reaction of some to the recent prisoner exchange.  Specifically, I want to address those who so vociferously opposed it and criticized the Kremlin for agreeing to it.  So in my next paragraph I want to direct address those who were so

The Saker:ㅤForeign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s news conference following the High-Level Week of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, New York

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤForeign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine, New York

Esteemed Ms Chairperson, Your Excellencies, Colleagues, As I understand it, today’s meeting was motivated by a striving to discuss the issue of “impunity” in Ukraine. I consider this to be timely. This term fully reflects what has been taking place in that country since 2014. At that time, nationalist radical forces, overt Russophobes and neo-Nazis came to power there because of an armed coup, with direct support from the Western countries. Immediately after this, they

The Saker:ㅤAll the Young Dudes, Carry the (Russian) News

by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted The SCO in Samarkand and the UN General Assembly have demonstrated how virtually the whole Global South outside of NATOstan does not demonize Russia. Geopolitical tectonic plates are reelin’ and rockin’, and the sound is heard all around the world, as the twin baby bears DPR and LPR plus Kherson and Zaporozhye vote on their referendums. Irretrievable fact: by the end of next week

The Saker:ㅤSatirium est Ipecac in Nauseum Non Veritas

by Eric Arthur Blair for the Saker blog I thought that my previous “Propaganda Wars” article for the Saker would be my last one. I hoped to quietly vanish back into cyberspace obscurity, having sufficiently vented my spleen. But no! No! Noooooooo!! My spleen demanded yet more venting, my mental health required yet another cathartic diatribe, given the off-the-scale never-ending insane hysteria that continues to be pooped out like explosive diarrhea by the AngloEuroZionist mainstream

The Saker:ㅤMoveable Feast Cafe 2022/09/24 … Open Thread

2022/09/24 05:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for business … come on in

The Saker:ㅤFinancialization and its Discontents

by Francis Lee for the Saker blog As the textbooks would have define it Capitalism should be understood as being essentially a dynamic force, constantly growing and mutating, and it takes no prisoners moreover. It is a social system in which individuals are free to own the means of production, property, and maximize profits and which resource allocation is determined by the price system. Well, that’s the theory in its pristine form going all the

The Saker:ㅤPakistan’s role and contribution to SCO.

by Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan for the Saker The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a regional alliance, it is the successor to the Shanghai Five, formed in 1996 between the People’s Republic of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan. On 15 June 2001, the leaders of these nations and Uzbekistan met in Shanghai to announce a new organization with deeper political and economic cooperation; the SCO Charter was signed on 7 July 2002 and

The Saker:ㅤTwo short news and some US week-end music

So the two big news of the day are: The liberated areas of the Ukraine have begun to vote on whether to join Russia A major prisoner exchange has taken place between the Kiev and Moscow I don’t see the point of commenting right now about the vote.  But I do have a few things to say about the prisoner exchange and the first one is this: to those who are having fits about Russia

The Saker:ㅤPresident Putin’s speech marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood

21 September 2022 Gala concert devoted to the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood Vladimir Putin made a speech at a gala concert marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, Today, we are marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood. I would like to congratulate you on this momentous historical date that is of key importance for Russia. Veliky Novgorod, Rurikovo Settlement, Staraya (Old) Ladoga and Izborsk are the cradle

The Saker:ㅤInterview of Alexander Khodakovskii (English subs)

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤThe real US agenda in Africa is hegemony

by Pepe Escobar, first published at The Cradle and posted with the author’s permission Forget development. Washington’s primary interest in Africa today is keeping the Chinese and Russians out. In a rational environment, the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) would discuss alleviating the trials and tribulations of the Global South, especially Africa. That won’t be the case. Like a deer caught in the geopolitical headlights, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued platitudes about

The Saker:ㅤAbout Partial Mobilization (Andrei Martyanov)

An Android App has been developed by one of our supporters. It is available for download and install by clicking on the Google Play Store Badge above. Website (thesaker.is) Terms of Service: You agree not to use the Service in order to post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information of any material that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party. The views expressed are solely those of the authors

The Saker:ㅤForeign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Newsweek, September 21, 2022

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Newsweek, September 21, 2022 Question: Russia’s military operation in Ukraine continues, and many fear the conflict could go on indefinitely. Has Russia made progress toward its stated goals of “denazification” and “demilitarization” of Ukraine, and are the two sides anywhere closer toward a negotiated settlement than they were on February 24? Sergey Lavrov: With its actions to nurture a Russophobic neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine, deploy military equipment and turn