Russian and Syrian warplanes have suspended air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo ahead of a humanitarian pause on Thursday, Russia has said.
Paul Robinson Reviews The New Politics of Russia
Given the hyperbolic hysteria which characterizes so much analysis of Russia, it is good to come across a book which studiously avoids all that and instead calls for ‘a sophisticated, empathetic understanding of Russia and how it works.’
Leaders to meet in Berlin for Ukraine peace talks (The Guardian)
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, will host a meeting in Berlin with the Russian, Ukrainian and French presidents on Wednesday to discuss efforts towards peace in eastern Ukraine in their first summit in a year, her office has said.
NYT’s Absurd New Anti-Russian Propaganda (Robert Parry)
The New York Times is so determined to generate hate against Russia that it has lost all journalistic perspective, even portraying Russia’s military decoys – like those used in World War II – as uniquely evil, writes Robert Parry.
US, Britain consider sanctions against Syria, Russia for actions in war-ravaged Aleppo (Reuters)
The threat of more sanctions on Syria came before a European Union summit on Thursday and Friday which discussed sanctions against Russia.