The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood in St Petersburg was built on the exact spot where the Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, when political nihilists threw grenades at his carriage as it drove beside the canal. The building was completed in 1907, financed by the Romanov Imperial family as a shrine… Continue reading Building on Spilled Blood
Kiev’s desperation – silencing the Azov POWs
No-one disputes that many war crimes have been committed since Russian forces moved into Ukraine. But the question is by whom and under what circumstances were such crimes committed. How can we assess claims and denials from both parties without prejudice and supposition? There has been a lot of fuss in the Western media sphere… Continue reading Whose War Crimes in Ukraine?
It has become a critical element in the war of disinformation launched against Russia – that the identities of the victims of this war are rarely disclosed, nor even known. But when we seek to identify those responsible for their deaths where no other information is available, no progress can be made until the victims… Continue reading Identifying the Victims, Revisiting Douma
The continuing focus on the alleged Russian war crimes in Bucha makes it more vital than ever to expose the absence of any evidence linking Russia to these undoubted atrocities. This was highlighted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Moscow and then to Kiev, where he appeared alongside ‘Elensky in matching green sweatshirt… Continue reading Forging War, Burying Truth.
Will we go to war on the basis of manipulated satellite images? The Bucha forgeries must be exposed.
What is happening now in Mariupol – where we are told Russia has “obliterated the city” on the same day that 100,000 Russians pack the Moscow stadium to hear and see their President speak – can only be compared with what “happened” to Mosul at the hands of the US military machine. Mosul was “occupied… Continue reading From Mosul to Mariupol
Travelling west from the centre of Moscow past the Kievskaya building leads one to Park Pobedi – Victory park – and to one of the most dramatic monuments in the world to victory over fascism. The huge bronze sculpture of St George slaying the Nazi dragon provided the inspiration for my Christmas greetings card in… Continue reading From Damascus to Donetsk..
Shortly after Malaysian Airways flight MH17 was shot down over Donetsk, veteran Australian journalist and Sydney Morning Herald correspondent Paul McGeogh was alerted to a key part of it by a local from where the cockpit section of the plane had fallen. The photo below of the left side of the plane’s cockpit briefly made… Continue reading The Holes in Kiev’s Plot.