Are the BRICS an alternative to the American global dominance or is it the card to save Russia’s last failures?

The acronym BRIC was coined in 2001 by Jim O´Neil from Goldman and Sax to circle a group of states that had experienced rapid growth of GDP ranging from 5-10% within recent years. But since 2001 there has been happening quite a lot in world politics. For instance a new global unification to fight Terrorism after 9/11, also called 9/11 post pragmatism, arose and changed the lens for many who were seduced from a liberalist worldview with the German reunification at hand. Realist power politics dominated the world stage once again.

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What are the Russian interests in influencing/controlling the Ukrainian politics?

When talking about Ukrainian politics in general from the time before the orange revolution until the more recent developments with Euromaidan in 2014 and the regime change going hand in hand, western society is confronted with a serious issue of remembering politician names and matching their correspondent political profiles. Also referred to as the grand who is who of Ukrainian politics. Let’s list some of the most important actors of the recent decade:

Yanukovych, Milošević, Poroshenko, Yushchenko, Kuchma, Tymoshenko, Saakashvili… There certainly exist more names and I can promise as much as it would get even more confusing if I would just list the former prime ministers, but if you have not already questioned yourself “why are Milošević and Saakashvili mentioned?” then I have obviously proven a point.

Let’s cross out the former president of Serbia Milošević and the former president of Georgia Saakashvili to reduce the circle of personalities. This leaves us still with Yushchenko, Kuchma, Yanukovych, Tymoshenko, Poroshenko! Despite being all politicians they differ from each other in their political preferences and tendencies.

At least when talking about Russian politics Putin, the mass media stylized enemy of the American unipolar world remains notorious to most humankind.

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Stay tuned with daily politics

1.Two Russian soldiers “accidentally” cross into Ukraine, get detained

2. Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions
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A historical essay about the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact

While we look forward to the future, we have to reckon with the present, and we cannot properly deal with the present without evaluating the meaning of the past.

We should not forget that while the seeds of tomorrow are being sown today, the seeds of today were planted in the past, some in the distant past.

– Gordan Craig –

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Investigative Journalism by and for citizen

Hope your all doing well today, I case you enjoy investigative journalism as much as I do check out the recent open source analysis from Bellingcat regarding the MH17 “incident” below:

Seems like the world is getting a smaller and smaller place dear Russia.

Yours Philipp


Today I relaxed and enjoyed the last bit of warming sun in the slowly getting more and more autumn atmosphere. Being out there enjoying the calmness and tranquility was worth the day, pretty recovered I got home, recharged with energy, ready to get some work done!

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