Russia, US Geopolitical and Spy Games

The relationship between the US and Russia continues to be tense. At present, there are multiple spy games that are taking place between a myriad of nations. Furthermore, Russia and the US have made provocative statements and proposals pertaining the retaliatory sanctions. In addition,

Bulgaria accused the Kremlin of being involved in the explosions at the military depots in Bulgaria. Bulgaria also expelled an employee of the Russian Embassy in Sofia. At the same time, the Bulgarian officials appealed to the Russian government to aid in the investigation into the explosions. Maybe they want to trap the Russians into participating in the investigation.

Russia — Putin Focuses A Full Day of Negotiation with Lukashenko

The president of Russia Vladimir Putin and the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will hold the talks in Sochi this week. The talks are on the eve of the  February 23rd, which traditionally is the holiday that honors men in Russia.  Lukashenko arrived in Sochi well an advance and this is the first time, Lukashenko left Belarus after the beginning of the protests.

Russia — Judge Sentences Navalny Despite European Court of Human Rights Appeal

Russia has decided that Vladimir Putin’s main rival, Alexei Navalny should remain behind bars. International pressure and the request of the European Court of Human Rights that the politician be set free with immediate effect apparently fell on deaf ears as the Putin led administration failed to be convinced to free the Russian firebrand opposition politician. 

Russian — Space Program Launches 2021

The 2020 was not a good year for the Russian space program. Even though, Russia continues to be in the top 3 nations pertaining the space launches. Roscosmos  is showing a negative trend. The US remains at the number 1 spot, followed by China. Chinese launches in majority were not successful. Last year, Russia only had 4 out of 11 flights to the International Space Station (ISS). 

Ukraine —The Betrayal

The Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation announced the  charges against the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych with the high treason on the January 28th, 2021. The charges are pertaining the agreements Yanukovich signed with Russia. On  April 21, 2010, representatives of  the Ukraine and Russia signed agreements in Kharkiv on the conditions of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s stay.