Research Center for Eastern Europe at the University of Bremen. On October 2, 2021, the International Network of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) informed the world public about the existence of the so-called Pandora Papers, a data leak of 12 million documents from 14 sources. These also contain data on previously unknown offshore transactions of the „Kvartal-95“ network around the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskij and his connections to the oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskij and the „PrivatBank“, which he operated until 2016 and then nationalized.
When Germany burns, the East chooses the fire department, the West the arsonists
More and more people are feeling, noticing and understanding that there is a fire in Germany. Thousands of people are taking to the streets. More and more mass demonstrations are taking place in more and more places. Politicians of the old parties want to portray them as right-wing extremists or even, like Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser, as „enemies of democracy“.
Into your own flesh
Germany is running in the wrong direction. It’s no use increasing the speed and determination with which this happens. Our government is practicing the complete opposite of a win-win strategy in the Ukraine crisis. The losers are the German citizens who, in order to “annoy Putin”, will have to contend with the increased cost of living. The losers are probably the Ukrainians, whose war is dragging on with German help. The environment is also a loser, when even green politicians, in their stubbornness, still prefer coal and fracking gas to energy from the „evil empire“. At best, the winner is Russia itself, which has been swimming in money since it has been selling its gas to anyone other than the capricious Europeans. Although the victims of the war in Ukraine are regrettable, Putin is certainly not a moral luminary – but the Ukrainian leadership does not deserve the loyalty of the Germans to the Nibelungen. We must now reverse gear in the impasse and finally head for a negotiated solution that is suitable for reality.
In India, Adolf Hitler is a star – even today
In India, Adolf Hitler is a hero. His name represents leadership and strength. Most people are unaware of their dark past. How can that be? Lavith gives a thumbs up and grins broadly. Germany: Hitler Country! Great!” The gatekeeper from Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan is by no means the only fan of the dead dictator. In India, Adolf Hitler is a star – even today.
The Ukraine – the well-armed poorhouse of Europe
It’s time to take a sober look at Ukraine. It is a poor country with hardly any prospects for development. Many illusions surround Ukraine. One of the biggest is the idea that, until the start of the war, Ukraine was a developed state whose population lived a good life.
Ukrainian parliament bans pro-Russian parties and Russian music
On June 19, 2022, the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) decided to ban pro-Russian parties and Russian music. The laws are effective immediately. Guest appearances for artists with Russian citizenship were also banned. Artists who publicly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine are allowed to enter Ukraine and perform.
Double standards – In Washington and Berlin, neo-Nazis are persecuted; in Ukraine, they are freedom fighters.
In Washington and Berlin, neo-Nazis are persecuted; in Ukraine, it is freedom fighters who receive financial and military support from the allies.The Russian army has detained several hundred fighters of the Azov Brigade in Mariupol. According to Russian commanders, most of the fighters had swastikas, skulls and SS runes tattooed on their bodies. Western media once again jumped the gun and declared that people with Nazi tattoos are not neo-Nazis. So Nazis in Ukraine are good Nazis, but Nazis in Germany are evil. The history of the Asov Battalion goes back to the time before the current conflict in Ukraine. Between 2005 and 2010, Arsen Avakov was governor of the Kharkov region, the main industrial center in northeastern Ukraine. During Avakov’s tenure, nationalist Andrey
Empire of lies – Statement by Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian Federation delegation
Amid the catastrophic escalation of tensions in Donbass, deliberately provoked by the nationalist regime in Kyiv, Ukraine’s Western rulers are taking the liberty of playing with fire and demanding the transfer of nuclear weapons to that country. These alarming signals are coming from Poland, a state that, despite speaking about an unacceptable dialogue with the Russian Federation, has begun actively taking control of Ukrainian territory.
Ukraine – The rats are leaving the sinking ship
What state must a country be in if its highest representatives not only stash away huge sums in foreign accounts, but also have passports from foreign countries? How can one then assume that they exercise unconditional loyalty to their state, if at all? One of the root evils for the probity of politicians are countries like Switzerland or Panama and other places where money can be stashed away and hidden. In this way, disloyal politicians can protect themselves if they are held accountable in their own country. They can flee abroad and live a luxurious retirement there with their ill-gotten gains and hidden wealth.
West vs. East: Dress rehearsal for a larger conflict?
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exactly three months ago, the West has focused not on protecting Ukrainian civilians, but on trying to force Russia, with the help of the Ukrainians, to surrender militarily. The „real war in the background“, the economic war, however, is undoubtedly directed against its own populations. In passing, it is stated that NATO will not participate in the war. But it does. The weapons come from the West, only the soldiers from Ukraine and other states. Strictly speaking, the war could not take place at all if no weapons were supplied. Everyone can understand the logic, except those who don’t want to understand it because they pursue self-centered, power-political goals that serve them alone.