It is no secret that nowadays many alternative media activists face appalling state-sponsored censorship in many nominally free and democratic Western countries. Now it seems that such censorship has penetrated much deeper than we have come to expect. Art itself, the truest form of free expression, is being silenced.
Valentina Lisitsa is a brilliant musician, a famous virtuoso pianist, also known for publicly expressing her opinion on the Ukrainian conflict through her Twitter account. She is a good friend of the SlavyangradTeam andhas kindly translated a number of articles for our publication. Her views are always insightful and she has never made them a secret. We are lucky to have Valentina’s first-hand account about dealings with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (“TSO”), which has decided to cancel her concert because of her political opinions. The TSO’s decision to silence Valentina’s music because she has exercised her inviolable right to express her beliefs is a message to all artists that the…
Six Weeks prior to the Murder of President Rafik Al Hariri
Most of the operations of political assassination and big crimes are planned in a manner that meant to be never revealed or discovered, such as: John Kennedy, Akino, September 11, Yasser Araffat, Rafik Al-Hariri, etc.
Who killed Rafik Al-Hariri?
Ugine Goldman, the Director of the Planning Unit of the C.I.A Supreme Council; Daniel Iceberg, the specialist in uncovering Pentagon secret information & Michael Shober, the anti-terrorist officer in the C.I.A, reveal to us the truth of what happened
American & Israeli Motivations for Political Assassinations in the Middle East:l
After the occupation of Iraq, and following the issuance of UN on Sept 2, 2004, Decree (resolution) 1559, the idea of political assassination was revived in the Middle East through the…
It is gratifying that Putin was not instantly blamed by “patriots” for a full-scale defeat of Ukrainian troops in the Donbass, which did not happen in January-February, and for the Moscow consultations with Merkel and Hollande.
However, that would negate neither their desire that victory should have already come yesterday, nor the certainty of the most radical that Putin will anyway “give up Novorossiya,” nor the identical fears of moderates immediately on the signing of another truce (if it is going to be signed)—which is necessary not only for regrouping and replenishing the army of Novorossiya (which really could be effected without ceasing active hostilities), but also to consolidate the changed configuration on the international front, as well as to prepare for new diplomatic battles.
In fact, no matter how much attention amateurs of political and/or…
After becoming part of the Russian Empire in 1783, the 19th century was a period of relatively calm for Crimea. Driven by a truce between the Russian Empire and its opponents the Ottoman Empire and British Empire, the Black Sea was neutralized and Crimea was no longer the prime target to weaken the Russian Empire and the strong Black Sea Fleet stationed in and around Sevastopol.
Aside from recent developments on the peninsula Crimea, the 20th century shaped the political environment of Crimea with more dynamics than most European countries endured over multiple centuries.
The Russian Revolutions which started in 1905, partially raging in parallel to World War I, and their aftermath leading to forming the Soviet Union in 1922, also had their impact on the political environment of Crimea. Ahead of many other later Soviet States, Crimea declared itself Crimean People’s Republic in 1917 and installed its first formal Constitution as independent…