The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-16

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela, Finance, Russia, Anglo-5, United-States, Brazil, Opinions, Putin, Iran, Mena, Propaganda, Ukraine, Daily-Brief.

Tags in this brief: China, Maduro, Venezuela, Finance, Russia, Sanctions, Guaido, US, Brazil, Kalishnikov, Elites, Eurasianism, Putin, Sovereign Democracy, Surkov, USSR, Capitalism, Dugin, Liberalism, Socialism, 4PT, Iran, Iranian Revolution, Martyrdom, Marxism, Progress, Shakdam, Syncretism, The Political Soldier, TPS, Citizenship, Crisis, Economy, Immigration, Refugees, Ukraine, War, Geopolitics.

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As Venezuela shows off powerful air defense (Video), China strongly defends Maduro

Published 2019-02-16 22:00:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Foreign Ministry of China reaffirmed on Friday its rejection of any interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela. “China believes that all countries should respect the principles of the United Nations Charter and not interfere in the affairs of Venezuela,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. The diplomat made this statement after Colombian President Iván Duque urged Beijing to “reconsider” his support for the Nicolas Maduro government. “I would like to invite you to reconsider the validation of Maduro as the ruler of Venezuela,” Duque said during a speech at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in… Continue ->

Tags: China, Maduro, Venezuela


SANCTIONS CANNOT STOP RUSSIA – Credit rating continues to improve

Published 2019-02-16 20:30:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Credit rating agency Fitch has kept Russia’s credit rating at BBB – with a positive outlook, citing Russia’s strong balance sheet and progress in strengthening its economic policy framework. In addition to pointing out a positive outlook for the country, the agency assesses that Russia balances “robust external finances and a credible macroeconomic policy framework against weaker growth prospects than peers, high commodity dependence, weak governance standards and geopolitical tensions.” “The Positive Outlook reflects continued progress in strengthening the economic policy framework underpinned by a more flexible exchange rate, a strong commitment to inflation- targeting and a… Continue ->

Tags: Finance, Russia, Sanctions


IS WAR COMING? Guaidó gives loyal Venezuelan military 8 days to denounce Maduro

Published 2019-02-16 19:00:44 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan National Assembly President and US puppet Juan Guaidó, who proclaimed himself the country’s acting president, called for the army to open opportunities for change in the country and gave the military eight days to do so. “It is a very important date for Venezuelan society, not only because we have the possibility to stop the emergency situation, which nowadays kills directly and indirectly, but also open the door to change in Venezuela,” he said. “They have the possibility, eight days, to move to the side of the Constitution,” added Guaidó during the course of the National… Continue ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela


Rapprochement between Russia and China is a major threat for US

Published 2019-02-16 17:30:51 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – Russia’s rapprochement with China threatens US global hegemony and may dwarf Washington’s scientific and technological potential, according to the observer for the US-based Bloomberg and Johns Hopkins University professor Hal Brands, who relied on conclusions of the US intelligence services. According to Brands, the US intelligence report “shed light” on trends that, he said, “could seriously alter the global landscape for the worse.” Among them is the rapprochement between China and Russia, he said. “China and Russia are more aligned than at any point since the mid-1950s,” the observer said. According to him, amidst… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, US


Kalashnikov Gun Official: Brazil is one of the most promising markets for the famous Russian gun

Published 2019-02-16 16:00:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – This year marks the centenary of the birth of Mikhail Kalashnikov, a notable Soviet weapons designer. On the fringes of Russia’s Investment Forum, the director-general of the Kalashnikov consortium, Vladimir Dmitriev, spoke about projects dedicated to the anniversary and plans for the future. 100 years ago was born the famous weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. The AK assault rifle developed by Kalashnikov began to be used by the Soviet army of the USSR in 1949. Today, the rifle and its modifications are the most common firearms in the world. In the framework of the Russia Investment Forum, the… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, Kalishnikov, Russia


Surkov’s Tell-all: Putin’s Deep State Revealed

Published 2019-02-16 15:39:36 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Putin, Russia

Editor’s note – Vladislav Surkov was First Deputy Chief of the Russian Presidential Administration from 1999 to 2011, during which time he was widely seen as the main ideologist of the Kremlin who proposed and implemented the concept of sovereign democracy in Russia. From December 2011 until May 2013 Surkov served as the Russian Federation’s Deputy Prime Minister. In this explosive tell-all piece, Surkov reveals that Russia’s democracy – like ALL democracies – are essentially illusory systems created to lend legitimacy within the age – this age, but one coming to an end – where democracy itself equals legitimization. Nevertheless, the Russian model of this illusion… Continue ->

Tags: Elites, Eurasianism, Putin, Russia, Sovereign Democracy, Surkov, USSR


It’s time for Super-Putin: Dugin on Surkov’s Putin Analysis

Published 2019-02-16 15:15:50 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Putin, Russia

Dugin’s verdict on Putin: Putin is just a compromise between liberals (elites) and patriots (the people), better than the 90’s but still not the best option Russia can produce. After Putin, Dugin says Russia needs a ‘Super Putin’. Dugin weighs in on Surkov’s major Op-ed article from earlier in the week, also published here on FRN. Surkov is also one of Putin’s advisors, and in fact the chief architect of the ‘non-ideological’ (such is banned by the RF constitution) ideological framework of Putin’s theory and practice of what Surkov calls ‘Sovereign Democracy’. – J. Flores and K. Russ Alexander Dugin:… Continue ->

Tags: Capitalism, Dugin, Eurasianism, Liberalism, Putin, Russia, Socialism, Surkov


DUGIN: Russia took the worst from capitalism, China took the best

Published 2019-02-16 14:11:47 by Guest Author in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia

By Alexander Dugin –  China is a unique society that, participating in globalist projects, does not lose its identity. This is unimaginable for other cultures: when Western countries, Russia, Islamic, Latin American states do this, they change their identity to the Western, accept the basic parameters of globalization and become its victims. Perhaps the success of the PRC is due to the deep stability of Chinese identity. For this, of course, the state is responsible. But then who is responsible for the identity preservation structure in China town? Some Chinese in the United States do not even speak English. We… Continue ->

Tags: 4PT, Capitalism, China, Dugin, Russia, Socialism


40 Years On – The Iranian Revolution: Progress, Syncretism & Martyrdom

Published 2019-02-16 14:06:32 by Padraig McGrath in Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Opinions, Propaganda

Forty years on, the Islamic revolution is an historically exemplary form of 1970’s Marxist-religious syncretism. We can note as I will explain further below that there was also the Sandinistas and a few less successful attempts at Marxist-religious syncretism during the same period, for example, the Soviet-backed Somali Democratic Republic under Mohamed Siad Barre. Iran was the historically exemplary form of this ideological syncretism because, in terms of securing the revolution’s most central tangible political objective, it was so successful – they actually succeed in getting BP’s interests in Iran nationalized. So even if all the Marxists were subsequently purged,… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Iranian Revolution, Martyrdom, Marxism, Progress, Shakdam, Syncretism, The Political Soldier, TPS


The numbers: Russia still a top destination for Ukraine’s war and economy refugees

Published 2019-02-16 10:32:32 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

MOSCOW – Strana reports that more than 83 thousand Ukrainians received citizenship of the Russian Federation in 2018 . This was spelled out in the statistical data on the migration situation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, reports “Interfax-Ukraine” .  It is noted that in the year from January-December 2018, 83,081 Ukrainians became citizens of the Russian Federation (accepted, restored, recognized). In addition, during this time, 64,861 additional residence permits were issued for Ukrainians (170 638 Ukrainians currently live by residence permits in Russia). It is worth noting that, according to Russian law, in order to obtain Russian citizenship, Ukrainians need to abandon Ukrainian… Continue ->

Tags: Citizenship, Crisis, Economy, Immigration, Refugees, Russia, Ukraine, War


The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-15

Published 2019-02-16 01:15:02 by Danny Froberg in Daily-Brief

This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9, articles about China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela, Ukraine, Anglo-5, United-States, Brazil, Canada, Defense, Opinions, Nato, United-Kingdom, Israel, Mena, Daily-Brief. Tags in this brief: China, Russia, Venezuela, Poroshenko, Ukraine, Beijing, Moscow, Space, US, Brazil, Canada, Cold War, Deep State, NATO, OBOR, Atlanticism, Europe, History, Ideology, Occidentalism, Orientalism, Western Civilization, Antisemitism, Antizionism, Israel, UN, Zionism, Geopolitics. Let us know in the comments if there is anything you miss coverage on!Table of ContentsAs Moscow defends Maduro, Venezuela creates with Russia and China a UN Group against US imperialismPoroshenko’s re-election will see the… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics


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