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Putin sends clear message to G8: ‘Russia won’t support Syria nightmare’

21st Century Wire | What will be the end to Syria’s nightmare, as those in secretive meetings continue to invent ways to destabilize the sovereign nation?

Loose Ends: Ed Snowden’s ‘magic thumb drive’ and other NSA fantasies

21st Century Wire | It seems surrogates of the state have been out in full force, condemning the actions of the former intelligence employee.

On A False Premise: US looks to G8 Summit to build ‘consensus’ over Syria

21st Century Wire | These claims are unsubstantiated.

Spoonfled: ‘Mafia hitman’ digs Moscow prison escape tunnel with spoon

Brilliant.

Next Stop New York: Wealthy Russians Move Millions from Cyprus to US

The Guardian | Manhattan real estate feels benefit from Europe’s financial crisis as city becomes a money haven for Russians with cash to protect

Russia’s new Middle East energy game

The Commentator | Moscow won’t jeopardize its new deeply strategic energy partnership with its Israeli-Greek Cypriot ‘Western’ partners. Where does that leave Iran?

As Britain and France Beg EU to Ship Arms, Their Proxy Rebels Establish Sharia Law in Parts of Syria

Patrick Henningsen | US and British-backed jihadists already have established their “Sharia Committee for the Eastern Region” in Syria.

Hundreds of Russian Islamists Fighting Assad in Syria

The Moscow times | Russian-speaking Salafi Muslims are fighting against Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, according to an expert at a state-run think tank.

Assad Pulls Ahead in Syrian War. Putin, Khamenei Are Co-Victors

Debka | March 5 has been set as the date for peace talks to open in Moscow between the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime.

7 Countries Beefing Up Their Militaries in Today’s More Dangerous World

Policymic | The balance of power in the world is changing due to an increase of military spending

New Cold War: Russia, China Coodinate Response Against U.S. Global Missile Shield

Global Research | Both Russia and China raise grave concerns over US plans to build a global missile ‘defense’ system.

BREAKING: Russia ‘Printing Money for Syria’ Claims Latest Report

By Alex Spillius Russia is printing bank notes and sending them by the plane load to Syria to help the besieged regime pay its soldiers and civil servants, a new report suggests. Flight records obtained by the investigative website ProPublica showed that at least 120 and up to 240 tons of bank notes were delivered […]

‘Russian Breivik’ kills 5 over relationship breakup, releases hate manifesto

A Moscow lawyer shot five of his coworkers in the head Wednesday, killing them in a murder spree that targeted those he deemed responsible for the recent end of a romantic relationship. Before the killings, he published a hate manifesto online

The Return of the Mammoth? Russian and South Korean Scientists Sign Deal to Bring Extinct Beast Back To Life

Huffington Post Russian and South Korea scientists have teamed up to recreate a woolly mammoth – a prehistoric creature that last walked the earth some 4,500 years ago. The deal was signed on Tuesday by Vasily Vasiliev, of North-Eastern Federal University of the Sakha Republic and stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-Suk of South Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research […]

Cold War all over again, Russia Counters US Missile Shield from the Seas

Press TV | Thanks to the USA, the world is increasingly becoming militarized.

Russian Election Chief Rips US Elections and Fraudulent Voting Machines

Russia’s Central Election Commission chief has ranked the American electoral system among the “worst in the world.” ­One of the main problems with the US electoral system is the lack of transparency, Vladimir Churov argues in an article published in Wednesday’s issue of Rossiyskaya Gazeta. According to US law, international observers from the Organization for […]

Russia wades into intercepted jet row

Moscow officials say the lives of Russian passengers were put at risk by the interception of a Syrian passenger plane by Turkish jet fighters. 

‘Four beaten when masked men boarded Syria-bound plane’ – attendant

Humiliation, threats and brutal beatings – that’s how some of those on board a Syria-bound plane describe the welcome they received in Turkey. F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to ground the Moscow – Damascus flight. It was carrying over thirty passengers, including small children.

US charges 11 Russians with conspiracy to export high-tech

A US court has charged 11 people with participating in an alleged Russian network illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics and supplying them to Russian military and intel agencies

U.S. to pull the plug on USAID(CIA) operations in Russia

Kommersant | Russian getting wise to Washington’s covert ‘NGO’ game.