Putin’s New Year address 2018 – ‘Tell words of love and care to each other’
“Let the New Year bring changes for the better in the life of every person and every family,” Putin told Russians in a speech aired by state television.
Residents of the country’s most easternly region of Kamchatka will be the first to hear the speech that is shown a few minutes before midnight in each of Russia’s eleven time zones.
The Russian leader addressed “special wishes” to “all of those who are working now, fulfilling their military or professional duty,” agencies reported.
He also thanked Russians for “believing in themselves and in our country.”
He also wished “peace and prosperity to our great Russia, the dear and only one.”
Almost three decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, constitutional democracy is increasingly coming under pressure in the former socialist states of Eastern and Southern Europe. What are the reasons for this?
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Now that Syria has been lost, the United States is going straight for the main prize, an overthrow of the current government in Iran.
This is standard American regime change 101.
- Demonize using mainstream media soft power.
- Ramp up economic sanctions.
- Cause internal strife.
- Foster, fund and promote protests.
- Rinse and repeat.
Are we witnessing the beginnings of regime change in Iran?
A woman protested on a street corner without her hijab on Thursday is now conveniently being turned into a symbol of revolution.
Protests broke out in several Iranian cities this week.
by Paul Craig Roberts
I will be examining issues as they unfold in 2018. From the perspective of today, it is unlikely that the New Year will be a happy one. Nowhere in the West is there a sign of leadership toward peace and the well-being of humanity …