Category: Russia

Grayzone Project articles and reports on Russia, Russiagate, Vladimir Putin, NATO expansion, and militaristic US foreign policy

America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate (Interview transcript)

Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté sits down with The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté to analyze how Russiagate was able to take hold of U.S. society following Donald Trump’s election.

By Aaron Maté

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Rachel Maddow endorses regime change in Venezuela to “push Russia back,” sympathizes with Bolton and Pompeo

The top rated MSNBC host took her trademark brand of liberal militarism to new levels by branding efforts to avert a catastrophic war against Venezuela as – what else? – colluding with Russia.

By Aaron Mate

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Congressman Adam Schiff’s Russiagate Delusions Are Not Okay

Aaron Maté takes on the grand inquistor of the Russiagate conspiracy, Rep. Adam Schiff, methodically dismantling his deceptive claims, one by one.

By Aaron Maté

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A Very Incomplete List of Sinister Things Vladimir Putin/Russia/‘the Russians’ Have Been Accused of Doing

According to the finest minds of Western media and political life, “The Russians” have been responsible for everything from sowing discord with sex toys to weaponizing humor, sexual assault allegations, and “black America’s experiences.”

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VIDEO: Russiagate Implodes: Aaron Maté Buries the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory

Russiagate has imploded after Robert Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté explains why the conspiracy theory was bogus from the beginning, and how corporate media outlets spent the past 2 years lying.

By Aaron Maté

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How ‘Russiagate’ Helped Secure a Dangerous Arms Deal

Dec. 18 was a day like any other in the Donbas region, the flashpoint of a grinding civil war between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists. That afternoon, a girl was badly wounded by a shell fired by Ukrainians into the separatist-held Golmovsky. A few hours later, a hail of Grad rockets fired by pro-Russian forces poured down on the Ukrainian-controlled town of Novoluhanske, killing eight civilians in the middle of a community celebration and damaging over 100 buildings. The shelling continued into the night, killing three in the pro-Russian town of Stakhanov, including a 94-year-old woman.

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Will Russiagate Help the Israel Lobby Censor Al Jazeera?

As Qatar faces pressure to suppress an Al Jazeera report on the Israel lobby, Max Blumenthal and Ali Abunimah discuss how the climate of censorship and fear around Russiagate has empowered those long attacking Palestinian rights

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Can Trump’s Neocons Exploit Russiagate? (2/2)

However much Russiagate may annoy Trump personally, administration officials like H.R. McMaster are seizing on it to advance a militarist agenda at home and abroad. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss

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Why is a Russian Troll Farm Being Compared to 9/11?

Robert Mueller’s charges against 13 Russians and their troll farm for “information warfare” against the U.S. has prompted comparisons to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Max Blumenthal breaks down the indictment and the overblown reaction

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Max Blumenthal: US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Max Blumenthal reports that the US has provided military assistance to the Azov Battalion, known as a bastion of neo-Nazism within the Ukrainian armed forces. He also discusses US and Israeli ties to the far-right government in Poland, where neo-Nazism is on the rise

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