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“The Minefield” of Vyacheslav Vysotsky

Preamble: Because the articles below are controversial in nature, exposing as they do a certain inadequacy in the treatment, by Russia, of a former volunteer of the Novorossiya Armed Forces, it seems fitting to provide a preamble that corrects at least some of the misperceptions about how a refugee asylum system is meant to work. The Russian Federal Migration … Continue reading

OSCE Conference Scandal in Vienna

Written by Zlatko Percinic and originally published on Neo Presse OSCE-conference Scandal in Vienna from 15.-16.06 From June15 to 16, OSCE held a conference at its seat in the Austrian capital Vienna entitled “Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict”. Nothing exciting, one is tempted to say, if reality had not been a bit different.Because what … Continue reading

Black Earth and the Struggle for Ukraine’s Future

Preamble: We are delighted to introduce Andrey Panevin, who will be joining Slavyangrad as a regular contributor of original (and undeniably unique) analytical perspectives to Slavyangrad.org. The article below is a vivid example of his strengths as an investigative journalist. We have been following Andrey for many months, and, when the decision was made to increase the ambit … Continue reading

The protest in Yerevan was dispersed on June 23, 2015

Preamble: This article continues Boris Rozhin’s analysis of the protests in Yerevan, and his initial thoughts on the subject can be found here. As the situation continues to develop rapidly, some of the conclusions may appear out of date, but are nevertheless valuable considerations to keep in mind as we observe the continuation of the protest actions … Continue reading

Protests in Armenia on June 22, 2015

Preamble: Boris Rozhin followed this analysis with another article, which explores further developments in Yerevan after the initial protest action, which erupted on June 22, 2015, was dispersed. That note will be published shortly. We suggest that the analysis below be read in conjunction with Anatoly Nesmiyan’s assessment, which was published on Slavyangrad.org earlier. Original: Colonel Cassad / Boris … Continue reading

ElectricYerevan—a colour revolution or a social protest?

Original: El Murid/Anatoly Nesmiyan Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by Gracchus Babeuf The events taking place in Armenia are already being called a Maidan, by analogy with the coup in Kiev. In reality, of course, it is too early to say this. Maidan is one of the variants of a colour revolution, or, in … Continue reading

Interview with French Volunteers

Original video published by Pravda DNR Transcript translated by Linda Kadd / Edited by Gleb Bazov Photo credits: Transterra Media Preamble: Journalists from Pravda DNR conducted this interview with French volunteers Erwan Castel and Tonio de Pedro. This is the complete unedited transcript of the interview. EC: Good morning! I am Erwan Castel. I am a French volunteer in Novorossiya. TP: … Continue reading

“Run from here! Run while you are still alive!”

Original article and photo credits (first and last two): Expert Online / Translation originally published: Tatzhit Liveleak Channel Translated from Russian by Tatzhit Mihailovich / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho and Gleb Bazov Preamble: By way of a short foreword, we would like to explain that this interview is very important to us. On the one hand, it marks our … Continue reading

The Kiev Cauldron—Киевский Котел

Preamble: Without undue fanfare (only the accolades well earned), allow me to introduce, by means of the excellent analysis below, one of the many new beginnings here at Slavyangrad. In addition to our bread and butter—translations of first-hand accounts, interviews and analyses authored by the many authentic voices of Novorossiya, Russia and Ukraine—we will be starting to publish … Continue reading

Outcomes from the Battle for Mariinka on June 3, 2015

Preamble: As promised in this report on the watershed battle in Mariinka, we are rounding out our discussion on the causes, the circumstances and the aftermath of the bloodiest few days of fighting in the Donbass since the fall of Debaltsevo to the Novorossiya Armed Forces in February 2015. This as-it-happened briefing from Boris Rozhin, … Continue reading

Quit Mumbling

Original: Novorossia.su Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf I will tell you a secret, which far too many can guess—the war in the Donbass is in full swing while many in the mass media—receiving circulars and instructions “from above”—continue drivelling on about “observance of the Minsk agreements”, or “ceasefire”, repeating the politicians’ nonsense … Continue reading

Briefings of the Soviet Informburo, 1942

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov Preamble: This acerbic parody draws inspiration from the statements of various public figures in both Russia and Novorossiya, many of them self-styled advocates of the Kremlin’s point of view and proponents of Minsk negotiations and the various painfully ridiculous geopolitical stratagems that have been collectively designated as the … Continue reading

The Situation Surrounding Mariinka

Preamble: This opinion piece was written by its author while the battle for Mariinka was still being fought. Contrary to many assertions that the UAF had retaken the town almost immediately, the NAF have only withdrawn from the positions they seized in Mariinka in the last day or two. The opinions expressed in this piece may … Continue reading

Ukraine: what remains of Minsk?

Original: RussEurope / Jacques Sapir Translated by @GBabeuf / Edited by Gleb Bazov Ukraine: what remains of Minsk? The situation in Ukraine and in insurgent areas of the Donbass is steadily deteriorating. This is proved by the clashes of the last few days, which, though limited, have certainly been the most violent since January 2015. … Continue reading

Differences in Approach

Original: El Murid Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by Tiago de Carvalho “…The United States is not ready to enter into a war over Ukraine [as it did with Iraq], White House Press Secretary Joshua Ernest told reporters on Tuesday, May 26. He clarified the US position when answering a question about the difference … Continue reading

Military Analysis: Ukraine Poised to Attack the Donbass

Preamble: The following analysis was provided to us by an individual with intimate understanding of the conflict, whose insight is derived from detailed data of troop movements collected in May 2015. In view of the sharp escalation of the conflict in the Donbass on June 2-4, 2015, we are now publishing this information, unabridged. Our hope is that … Continue reading

Ukraine will not engage in dialogue with the DPR and the LPR

Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko told the the 8th Kiev Forum on Security Issues that Ukraine will not engage in dialogue with representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics (the “DPR” and the “LPR”, respectively). He stated, inter alia: “We must ensure … Continue reading

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