Russia, country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. Once the preeminent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.; commonly known as the Soviet Union), Russia became an independent country after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991. By far the world’s largest country, it covers nearly twice the territory of Canada, the second largest.
The inhabitants of Russia are quite diverse. Most are ethnic Russians, but there also are more than 120 other ethnic groups present, speaking many languages and following disparate religious and cultural traditions. Most of the Russian population is concentrated in the European portion of the country, especially in the fertile region surrounding Moscow, the capital. Moscow and St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) are the two most important cultural and financial centres in Russia and are among the most picturesque cities in the world. Russians are also populous in Asia, however; beginning in the 17th century, and particularly pronounced throughout much of the 20th century, a steady flow of ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking people moved eastward into Siberia, where cities such as Vladivostok and Irkutsk now flourish.
The Trump administration launched a lawsuit against cable news network CNN Friday, accusing them of defamation over reports alleging the president’s re-election campaign is considering help from Russia. Speaking to Fox News, a Trump attorney said the lawsuit, seeking “millions of dollars” in damages, is about holding the network accountable for libeling President Trump and spewing mistruths to the American people. “The complaint alleges CNN was aware ...Read More
The article named in the lawsuit was authored by Max Frankel on March 27, 2019 titled, “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo” which claimed the Trump campaign had an “overarching deal” with Russian President Vladimir Putin — “the quid of help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton for the quo of a new pro-Russian foreign policy.” The lawsuit states The Times had no proof of its ...Read More
Former California Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has denied that he acted on orders from President Donald Trump to offer Julian Assange a deal for a pardon, saying that he never spoke to the president about the offer. The Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, and other mainstream outlets all ran sensational headlines claiming Trump was directly involved, despite some of the reports acknowledging Rohrabacher’s denial. Rohrabacher’s claim calls into question ...Read More
60 Minutes attacks President Donald Trump and The Gateway Pundit in another shoddy hit piece. The news magazine claimed Crowdstrike was correct in assessing that the DNC was hacked by Russians in 2016. But all they offer as proof is hearsay and weak arguments. 60 Minutes and Crowdstrike are dead wrong AND WE HAVE THE PROOF. For years now the FBI and Mueller investigation claimed that ...Read More
Russia will not introduce politically correct terminology such as “parent #1” and “parent #2” any time soon, Putin told a constitutional reform working group on Thursday, as they discussed family values in Russia. “As for ‘parent #1’ and ‘parent #2’, I have already publicly said it and I will repeat it once more: as long as I am president, we will not have parents #1 and ...Read More
The Senate voted to acquit President Donald John Trump on the first of two articles of impeachment. The vote was 52-48 for acquittal on the first article, for “abuse of power,” with only Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), crossing party lines. Romney made history by becoming the first US Senator to vote to convict a president of his own party. The vote was 53-47 for acquittal on the ...Read More
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the entire government is resigning in a surprise statement released shortly after President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address. Accepting the resignation, Putin thanked the ministers for their hard work and asked them to function as a caretaker government until a new one can be formed. Medvedev and Putin had met for a work meeting to discuss ...Read More
The co-founder of the IT firm claiming the Russians hacked into energy firm Burisma Holdings to find dirt on the Bidens also co-founded Crowdstrike Securities, the company who first claimed with no proof that DNC emails were hacked by the Russian government in 2016. Area 1 Security made the claim that the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence arm, hacked into Ukrainian energy company Burisma in order to find ...Read More
An undercover video published by Project Veritas on Tuesday shows a field organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign saying Soviet gulags were actually a positive phenomenon, suggesting that some similar program could re-educate Trump supporters and billionaires. The video begins with a Project Veritas journalist asking an individual identified as Sanders organizer Kyle Jurek, boasting a long arrest record of DUI's and drug use, if ...Read More
A former British army officer and military contractor who founded the shadowy 'White Helmets' has been found dead near his home in Istanbul, days after he was accused by Russia of being a spy with "connections to terrorist groups." The body of 43-year-old James Le Mesurier was found Monday in the Beyoglu district of the city, with state-run Anadolu news agency reporting that he may have fallen to ...Read More