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A thought on the Alexandrov Ensemble tragedy and art propaganda

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Alexandrov Ensemble

As we are all aware, populism exists across the whole political spectrum; yet we have learned to react to anything which differs from the left-winged consensus with anger and hysteria. What recently caught my attention was the reaction of much of the  Western liberal crowd to the tragic perish of one third of the Alexandrov…

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No need for EU’s own propaganda: for a frank dialogue with people

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EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker (C) arrives with his Chief of Cabinet Martin Selmayr (R) prior to a round table session on the second day of a European Union and the Community of Latin America and Caribbean states (EU-CELAC) summit on June 11, 2015 at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS

The EU intends to continue a propagandistic communication policy, bombing its citizens with good news. The Juncker Commission even stepped up a gear, as it increasingly uses media, culture and science as instruments of soft power. “The European Union needs to communicate better about what it does well”. That was former European Council President Herman…

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Západní propagandisté jsou experti v rámcování debaty

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Přečtěte si článek “Ruská letadla v Černém moři těsně míjela americký torpédoborec” na Novinkách.cz a řekněte, co si o obsahu myslíte. Jak to podává autor, vyznívá to zcela jasně: zkrátka, ti bodří američtí námořníci tam zřejmě připluli na piknik. A aby si to u ruských teritoriálních vod pořádně užili, tak si na to vzali torpédoborec…

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Jacques Sapir komentuje revoluci na Ukrajině

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Tento týden byla média opět plná komentářů, které se jedním nebo druhým způsobem dotýkaly Ruska a Ukrajiny. Možná i kvůli oslavám 17. listopadu a zahraniční návštěvě Bohuslava Sobotky do Spojených států (zlé jazyky by řekly,  že český premiér se jednoduše vydal skládat účty našim imperiálním vládcům), se ale tradiční anti-putinovské články objevovaly s ještě větší…

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Energy security in the V4: Assessment of possible cooperation to enhance security and development

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Bend of the Danube at Visegrad - photo by Marinyu Anyu https://flic.kr/p/6GZc2f

Energy security has become one of the most important issues on the agenda of the European Union since the second gas crisis of 2009 when Russian gas flows to Europe were interrupted in the course of Moscow’s dispute with Ukraine over transit fees and higher gas prices. Even though energy security is of importance for…

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Why Russia will never back down? Reasons behind supporting the Assad regime

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Bashar al-Assad Caricature by DonkeyHotey https://flic.kr/p/dFssBj

On June 12, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised U.S.-Russian tensions over the crisis in Syria by publicly accusing Russia of providing MI-25 attack helicopters to the Assad regime. Clinton detected, “We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria.” Accusations that Russia…

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A story of a renewal gone terribly wrong

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Note: Aron A. Nemeth wrote an interesting article on the developments in Hungary a month ago (Troubles with Viktor: Latest developments in Hungary). Writing from a different perspective (he is a native Hungarian), I do feel that there is a lot of reason to worry about the state of democracy in Hungary and after recent changes…

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