‘Red famine’: Film revisits NY Times role in forgotten, horrific crime against humanity

‘Red famine’: Film revisits NY Times role in forgotten, horrific crime against humanity

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2020 The film “Mr. Jones” examines the atrocities committed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union and the New York Times reporter, Walter Duranty, who enabled them. The film, directed by Agnieszka Holland and featuring Peter Sarsgaard as Duranty, focuses on the Ukrainian Famine, or Holodomor, a Soviet-enforced mass starvation […]

Russia conducts massive exercise with 150,000 troops, 400 planes, 100 ships

Russia conducts massive exercise with 150,000 troops, 400 planes, 100 ships

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2020 Russian leader Vladimir Putin ordered a massive combat readiness check for his nation’s military. The exercise, which began on July 17, included 56 separate drills and took place at 52 training ranges, TASS reported. In total, some 150,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 26,000 vehicles and equipment, as well as […]

Rogues states’ celebrate America’s crisis with words, action

Rogues states’ celebrate America’s crisis with words, action

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2020 Via their well-funded state media, authoritarian regimes are cheering on the rioters in the United States in the hopes that the world’s top superpower will crumble. Propaganda outlets in Russia, China, Iran and even Turkey are touting the riots as the “collapse” of America, reports say. “The U.S. became […]

Russia’s electoral strategy: Putin signs law allowing voting by mail and Internet

Russia’s electoral strategy: Putin signs law allowing voting by mail and Internet

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a new measure that allows elections at all levels and referendums to be conducted by mail and via the Internet, according to the Kremlin’s website. The law was rushed through all three readings in the State Duma on […]

U.S. Navy operates ships in Barents Sea for first time in decades as Russia increases Arctic capabilities

U.S. Navy operates ships in Barents Sea for first time in decades as Russia increases Arctic capabilities

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Four U.S. Navy ships and a British Royal Navy frigate entered the Barents Sea north of Russia on May 4 to conduct Arctic security operations, the Pentagon said. The move is the first time U.S. Navy surface vessels have entered the Barents Sea since the mid-1980s. […]

U.S. tightens tech export restrictions to China, Russia, Venezuela

U.S. tightens tech export restrictions to China, Russia, Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2020 The Trump administration announced on April 27 new export control actions aimed at preventing efforts by entities in China, Russia, and Venezuela from acquiring U.S. technology for commercial purposes and then diverting the technology for military use. The Department of Commerce said in a press release that the restrictions […]

Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

FPI / March 31, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo The ongoing oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has a significant impact on U.S. national security that few in the media seem to understand. Thanks greatly to the rebirth of the domestic shale oil and gas industry, the U.S. became fully energy independent at […]

State Dept. warns China-Russia-Iran propaganda on virus will distract ‘information space’

State Dept. warns China-Russia-Iran propaganda on virus will distract ‘information space’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2020 China, Russia and Iran have created an echo chamber which pushes false narratives about the origins of and China’s response to the coronavirus crisis, a U.S. State Department official said. “During the crisis, we’ve seen Russian, Chinese, and Iranian state disinformation and propaganda ecosystems all converge around some disinformation […]

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia’s largest oil producer, Rosneft, has announced that it is halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government. Rosneft said in a statement on March 28 that it “concluded an agreement with the company 100 percent […]