'Defective, tightly battened down, heavy armored train': a former diplomat told why Russia's foreign policy is ineffective

Former Russian journalist and career diplomat Sergei Konyashin is one of the very few former officials who have decided to openly oppose Moscow's war in Ukraine. Sergei retired from the Foreign Ministry in 2021, after 11 years of diplomatic service, and shortly after starting…

The top five shortcomings of Americans and how immigrants can learn to live with them

The difference in mentality is probably the most difficult obstacle to the successful integration of immigrants into a new society. You are unlikely to be able to build a successful career and feel at ease in another country if the very communication with its inhabitants causes at least discomfort, ...

Russian bureaucracy puts spokes in the wheels of immigrants trying to resolve issues remotely: how to deal with it

When the pandemic began and people were cut off from the outside world, with limited ability to move around, I opened my notary office. As a Russian lawyer who has been working in the States for many years, I know how to effectively solve most problems remotely. So I decided to share my...

The United States and Russia began negotiations about Ukraine, NATO and international tension: so far everything is not going very smoothly

US and Russian officials arrived in Geneva on January 10 to begin a series of talks this week. Tensions over Ukraine remain higher than ever, but both sides have already warned that the prospects for a settlement are slim, CNBC reported. In recent months, Russia has been increasing ...

'A full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine is highly likely' - Russian-speaking US Army Lieutenant Colonel

Vladimir Putin was planning a new offensive against Ukraine earlier this year, when he ordered his military to take up positions convenient for a full-scale invasion. This idea was expressed in an exclusive interview with ForumDaily by the lieutenant colonel of the US Armed Forces, the former Director of European Affairs of the National ...

'2014 will not happen again': Biden was harsh with Putin during negotiations about Ukraine

According to the chief adviser, Biden told Putin that “what we did not do in 2014, we are ready to do now” if Russia aggravates the situation in Ukraine, CNN reports. The White House says President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Correct sanctions and Ukraine in NATO: the former head of the Ukrainian government told how the United States should confront Russia

The Pentagon notes "unusual military activity and the concentration of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine." This was stated by the spokesman for the US defense department, John Kirby, adding that the situation is of concern. Earlier, a group of Republican congressmen led by Mike Turner appealed to US President Joe ...

Russia asks US to send more diplomats to Moscow to start issuing visas again

Sergei Ryabkov called on the United States to strengthen its diplomatic mission in Moscow, Vesti reports. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov spoke about bilateral relations between Russia and the United States at the Fort Ross Dialogue Forum. This is a Russian-American conference, which is being held online this year. ...

Once in history: how the American flag flew over the Kremlin for nine days

This incredible fact has nothing to do with military operations, but took place during the so-called Cold War, says Russia Beyond. Only once in history has the US flag raised over the Kremlin. It was not a scene for a movie or someone else's ...

The first official meeting between Biden and Putin took place: key points and quotes

On June 16, in Geneva, a meeting was held between the presidents of the United States and Russia, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. The talks ended at about five pm local time and took less time than expected. Initially, it was said that the summit had five hours. White House spokesman ...

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