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Today the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever. H. Res. 758 was billed as a resolution “strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.”

In fact, the bill was 16 pages of war propaganda that should have made even neocons blush, if they were capable of such a thing.

In the framework of the studies of IsAG (Institute of Advanced Studies in geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences) on neutrality, non-alignment and their evolution, Giuliano Luongo – Director of the “Africa” Research Programme and Coordinator of the Research Group on BRICS at IsAG – interviewed Mr. Kouroush Ahmadi, NAM coordinator at the Mission of Iran to the United Nations.

Giuliano Luongo – How does the NAM see and “interpret” the recent global economic crisis and the current war theatres in different areas of the world? Is it still possible to maintain a non-aligned or neutral (be it armed neutrality or not) position?

At the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS), an international conference was held on "Philosophy in the Modern World". It was dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the annual Islamic philosophy

We do not normally comment on domestic political affairs unless they affect international affairs. However, it is necessary to consider American political affairs because they are likely to have a particular effect on international relations. We have now entered the final phase of Barack Obama's presidency, and like those of several other presidents since World War II, it is ending in what we call a state of failure. This is not a judgment on his presidency so much as on the political configuration within it and surrounding it.

In a most significant speech, His Excellency, the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin raised a crucial question: What if all state actors (following the attitude of certain sides) choose “not to live by the rules – but rather live without any rules at all?”

Clearly, President Putin referred to the ongoing, systematic and grave violations of written and customary International Law due to unilateral actions undertaken by the United States of America, usually seconded by their European vassals. Mr. Putin warned about the increasing “symptoms of global anarchy”.

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most dynamic developing regions in the world today. It accounts for over 50 percent of global GDP. For Russia, which is directly connected to the region geographically, it is natural and beneficial to actively increase cooperation with the countries in the region. Moreover, this is of mutual benefit. It affects almost all areas of cooperation, from politics and economics, to scientific, technical and humanitarian cooperation. Recently the visit to Manila and Jakarta by a delegation of Russian senators, led by the Chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, proved convincingly that we have something to offer each other, and that there is something to aspire to. Opportunities exist to further enhance multilateral and mutually beneficial dialogue.

Under the leadership of Party Secretary Matteo Salvini a delegation from the "Lega Nord" (Northern League) visited Russia from the 10th to the 15th of October, visiting the Crimea and Moscow. Apart from MEP Matteo Salvini, the


Before we come to the gist of the subject I think it would be useful for the audience to have a short historical overview of the Russian –Ukrainian relations.

The lands of the Zaporozhe kazaks became part of the Russian state in 1654 by the sovereign will of the Ukrainian people who wanted to protect itself from Polish and Turkish oppression.

I was recently in the People's Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk. The situation there is really difficult. It's a disgrace that a civil war of such magnitude has been almost completely ignored by the Western media. 
Moving from one city to another is problematic. There are numerous police checkpoints, and without any officially “accredited” documents movement is prohibited.

The region, which was the flagship of the Ukrainian economy and its prosperity, has been plunged into a state of total ruin. This is particularly evident in cities where fighting has taken place, especially in those localities that are close to the front line.

The program was broadcast on the channel of the Federation Council "TOGETHER-RF" on Friday, October 17th.

Chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko.

 1. Today the conditions do not exist for any