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Die Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin gibt dem Nationalist Oleg Muzyka Ausstellungsräume

Originally posted on .матрёшка:
Die pro-russische Propaganda-Tour geht weiter: Premiere “Die brennenden Herzen” in der RLS Update Im nachfolgenden Text sind wir auf die Veröffentlichungen Oleg Muzyka´s eingegangen, der seit langer Zeit auf unterschiedliche Veranstaltungen hinweist, die entweder als Veranstaltungsort unter der Adresse: ND-Gebäude, Franz-Mehring-Platz 1 oder direkt unter Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Berlin angegeben werden. Nach…

Why Did #Russia Bring a Heavy Anti-Aircraft Missile to #EasternUkraine in July 2014? Mark Solonin’s Answer

Although the theory of Mark Solonin outlined here: sounds a bit complicated and thus contradicts the criterion of Occam’s Razor, I find it an interesting explanation of Russia’s shooting of the #MH17 on 17 July 2014. At least, this narrative resolves a number of confusing puzzles in the course of events – above all the question of why a particularly high flying type of Russian anti-aircraft missile suddenly appeared in the #Donbass – although lighter missile types would have been sufficient to shoot down Ukrainian military planes.
In short, Solonin’s theory seems to be that the peculiarly far-reaching #Buk missile was initially brought to Eastern Ukraine, by the Kremlin, to secretly shoot down not a Ukrainian fighter or transport aircraft, but a RUSSIAN PASSENGER plane, flying on high altitude. This incident would then be presented by Moscow as an act of anti-Russian terrorism which would be blamed on Kyiv and provide a pretext for more aggressive behavior by Russia towards Ukraine – maybe for a full-scale official invasion with regular Russian troops. However, the operation’s initial idea somehow did not work out, and the tired, nervous and overworked BUK crew shot down instead another plane – to get a.s.a.p. back home to Russia. More details in Solonin’s Russian text which would be worth translating into English.
While I am not sure Solonin’s story is true, it looks neat, logical and comprehensive. The Kremlin’s behavior 2014 would fit the pattern of the 1999 Russian apartment blocs bombings described in books by John B. Dunlop (ibidem-Verlag) and David Satter (Yale University Press).

Oekraïnes herdenkingspolitiek belemmert Europese integratie @RaamOpRusland

Raam op Rusland is een platform waar politici, wetenschappers, experts en zakenlui zich kunnen informeren en meedenken over alles wat Rusland en onze relatie daarmee behelst.

Source: Oekraïnes herdenkingspolitiek belemmert Europese integratie

Excerpt from U.S. #HouseOfRepresentatives 5094: #STANDforUkraineAct @GovTrack



The new US federal STAND for Ukraine law says among others that:

“The President is authorized to impose with respect to a foreign person […] sanctions […] if the President determines that the foreign person […] has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, a foreign person that is responsible for, complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses in any territory forcibly occupied or otherwise controlled by the Government of the Russian Federation […] Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall develop and implement a strategy to respond to Russian Federation-supported disinformation and propaganda efforts directed toward persons in countries bordering the Russian Federation.”


While these and other provisions are useful, the law does unfortunately not include a provision for a government-supported insurance of FDI in Ukraine against political risks. More on this continuing problem: Political Risk Insurance for FDI in Ukraine: How the Eastern European Pivot State Can Be Saved,” HARVARD INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, 10 March 2016.


Disc.: How #Ukraine Decentralizes @IRF_Ukraine @GIZ_GmbH @UkraineOffice, Kyiv 29.9.16 16:00


“How Ukraine Decentralizes: An English-Language Experts Panel on the Course and Future of the Ukrainian Decentralization Reform”

Time: 29 September 2016, Thursday, 16:00-19:00
Venue: Conference room of the International Renaissance Foundation, 46 Sichovych Striltsiv Street, Kyiv, Ukraine.

The International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (IEAC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are delighted to invite you to their first specialist discussion, within a new workshop series under the title “Decentralization Experts Platform” (DEP). This inaugural session provides an overview of the current state of affairs of the decentralization reform in Ukraine. Brief presentations of Ukrainian Experts will be followed by a Q&A session. We particularly invite English-speaking foreign observers of Ukrainian domestic affairs, i.e. diplomats, journalists, researchers, NGO activists, donor organization representatives et al.
The only working language of the workshop is English, i.e. no translation into Ukrainian will be provided. Chatham House rules apply: discussion items may be referred to in publications, but should not be ascribed to any speaker or organization. Journalists may, of course, arrange to take separate interviews with the experts before or after the event.


16:00-16:10 Introduction and welcome addresses by IRF/IEAC/GIZ

• Yevhen Bystrytskiy, International Renaissance Foundation
• Andreas von Schumann, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
• Oleksandr Sushko, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation

16:10-16:50 Four 10-minute presentations on sub-themes of decentralization by Ukrainian experts (in English only)

“New regional policies of Ukraine in the context of decentralization”
Yuri Tretyak, Deputy Team Leader, EU-funded technical assistance programme “Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy”

“Establishing the Rule of Law principles in services provision by local governments in transition times: challenges and measures”
Julia Sedyk, Project Coordinator, “Local Self-Government and the Rule of Law in Ukraine” project, Swedish governmental agency Folke Bernadotte Academy

“Implications of Ukraine’s decentralization reform for the sphere of administrative services provision”
Taras Zhuravel, Team Leader, “Reform of Municipal Services in Eastern Ukraine” project implemented by the GIZ on behalf of the German government

“The dynamics of Ukrainian public opinion to Ukraine’s decentralization”
Oksana Garnets, Senior Project Coordinator, “Decentralization Support in Ukraine” project (DESPRO) implemented by the Swiss Centre for Resource and Consultation on Development

Moderated by
Andreas Umland, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation

16:50-18:00 Questions & answers

18:00-19:00 Brief reception (furshet)

Please, state very briefly your professional background and work-related reasons for your interest in participating in the event in order to pre-register until 28 September under the following address: (with CC to: )
As the space of the conference room is limited, the organizers regret having to reserve the right to decline registration. Admission to the event will be limited to pre-registered participants only.

Relevant English-language websites:

Facebook Event site (indicating your interest there is insufficient for pre-registration):


Pres.: @Intermarium & #Ukraine’s Future Security @KyivUniversity 22.9.16 @Inter_Marium #Интермариум


Political Club of Kyiv’s Shevchenko University

Lecture & discussion: ”The Intermarium and Future of Ukraine’s
Security” (in Russian language)

By Andreas Umland — ,

Time: 22 September 2016, 19:30 – 21:00

Venue: Auditorium 330, Main Building, Taras Shevchenko National
University, 60, Volodymyrska Street, Kyiv, 01601

Further details and pre-registration:

The Comeback of Russian Parliamentary #Fascism: #Zhirinovskii’s #LDPR Achieves 2nd Best National Electoral Result since Presidential Poll of 1991


Russia’s by far largest and only parliamentary fascist organization, the so-called “Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia,” will seemingly have its second best result ever, in yesterday’s State Duma elections, with over 13% in the proportional part of the voting. My first doctoral dissertation “Vladimir Zhirinovskii in Russian Politics” (FU Berlin 1997) deals in detail with the origins, rise and fascist ideology of the LDPR: