ANDREI KRUSHINSKY: WHO WILL LEAD CHINA?
Not only the China, but many other countries of the world were waiting for the results of the latest plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. This was the last plenum before the regular congress of the Communist party of China, at which there is going to be a radical renewal of the ruling center of the party
A TOWN BEARING ILL-FAMED BIBLICAL NAME TO BE FOUND IN SARATOV REGION
Bolshoi Sodom. A town bearing this name has just appeared on the map of the Saratov Region, Central Russia, according to the respective ruling of the regional Duma, or legislature.
ANDREI LUBENSKY: UKRAINIAN AIRSPACE OPEN FOR AMERICAN HERCULES AIRCRAFTS
Ukraine’s Council for National Security and Defense made a decision to allow the flights of the American Air Force over its territory within the framework of the USA’a anti-terrorist operation
US EMBASSY’S MILITARY ATTACHE MISTREATED IN MOSCOW
His car has been stolen. The incident took place at 16:15 local time in the Russian capital's eastern district. Unidentified malefactors stole the car belonging to the US embassy’s military attache.
ANDREI KRUSHINSKI: CHINA CARES FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
Chinese Chairman Jiang Zemin’s “telephone diplomacy” continues. A week after telephone talks with Putin, Chirac, and Blair, Mr. Jiang was put through with Cairo. Mr. Jiang reiterated that China keeps on supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and the just struggle led by the peoples of Arab countries.
U.S. CAMPAIGN PRESENTS BENEFITS FOR RUSSIA
Before Sept. 11 Moscow was faced with a U.S. administration that was increasingly unconcerned with Russia's strategic interests. Now America's efforts to combat terrorism are creating an environment that will help Russia refashion its domestic security and international image while extending its sphere of influence
MADMAN SHOT SWISS PARLIAMENT
An emergency in Switzerland. An apparently mentally ill man has attacked the parliament building of the Swiss canton of Zug. Carrying a firearm, he rushed into the conference hall and opened fire on the deputies. Then he threw several grenades into the hall. According to the police, 14 people have been killed and several dozens have been wounded.
CHECHEN MILITANTS’ ANSWER TO PUTIN: ONE UNIT OF ARMS PER 10 HOURS
Today, the 72 hours allotted by Russian president Vladimir Putin for Chechen militants to voluntary hand over arms are over. Any stir could not be observed.
MUSIC HAS THE SAME EFFECT ON HUMANS AS GOOD FOOD AND SEX
US scientists have found out that under the influence of music, the same parts of the human brain are stimulated as by eating or making love. Music helps to overcome pain, alarm, and sadness.
RUSSIA OFFICIALLY ADMITS: ARMS BEING ALREADY SUPPLIED
The reasons of phenomenal successes of the Northern Alliance’s military operations, about which PRAVDA.Ru has already reported, are becoming clear. Today, in Brussels, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov officially admitted that Russia had already started to supply arms to the forces of the Northern Alliance.
RUSSIAN ARMS AGAINST TALIBAN?
Military activities have seriously livened up. Several days ago, the Northern Alliance’s troops assumed the offensive. Today, we can report about the most successful military operation of the anti-Taliban coalition over recent years.
COCA VERSUS LIES - FARC VICTIM OF FALSE ACCUSATIONS
As the USA wages a secret war in South America, on the pretext of stopping cocaine reaching the streets of its cities, it accuses FARC of narcotics trafficking, creating a pretext to support the corrupt and oppressive regime in Bogota.
SCHOOL DIRECTOR’S SKELETON AS A VISUAL AID
Pupils in a village school in Romania study anatomy using an unusual visual aid: the former school director’s skeleton.
HUMAN CATASTROPHE HIDDEN
As Afghans pour across the frontier in the thousands, the authorities in Pakistan are hiding the real situation from the international journalists in Qetta.
AFGHANISTAN: PROBABILITIES AND POSSIBILITIES
With the Taliban regime doomed to, at best, a token presence around Kandahar as it contracts around its tribal Pashtun feud, the ethnic and political make-up of Afghanistan is certainly going to change. The point is, into what?
OUR READER LLOYD: TO DECLARE WAR ON TERRORISM WITHOUT KNOWING HOW TO FIGHT IT IS LIKE COMMITTING INTERNATIONAL SUICIDE
My name is Lloyd, and I'm an American. Having only 17 years under my belt, I had never dreamed that I'd see the day in which I would turn from American broadcasts to other, more worldly ones, in order to escape the terror within my own borders.
STORK INHERITS BIG FORTUNE
US banker Rodney Lancaster had a pet – stork "Gramps." As Mr Lancaster died, it turned out that according to the master’s will, the bird inherited his fortune.
COMPLEXES AND SECRET PASSIONS OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
The Daily Telegraph newspaper, which occasionally got a copy of fax letter with Osama bin Ladeen’s signature, has hired a graphology specialist with the task to describe the terrorist’s character.
According to the specialist, the signature belongs to the person with gigantic ego and a powerful inferiority complex.
SERGEI BORISOV: TV COMPANIES MAY GO BANKRUPT BECAUSE OF THE WAR WITH TERRORISM
The unexampled scale of the terror attack in the United States made the world’s leading TV companies spend much more funds than usual on making the reports about those horrid events
VLADIMIR PUTIN RULES OUT USE OF RUSSIAN ARMED FORCES IN US ACTION OF RETRIBUTION
Vladimir Putin has ruled out the possibility of using Russian armed forces in a US action of retribution for the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, German sources said.
ANDREI CHERKASSOV: RUSSIANS STILL PREDOMINATE IN VOLGOGRAD REGION
It would be superfluous to speak one more time about the importance of settling national problems in the modern world, which is full of inter-ethnic and religious conflicts. However, the Volgograd region seems to remain “seat of stability” in southern Russia.
PRAVDA.RU: LAUNCH OF NEW WEB-BASED GAME SERVER
A new game server has been launched from by PRAVDA! Now, every PRAVDA.Ru reader can face off with opponents in the popular Counter-Strike game. Our server’s address: cs.pravda.ru: 27015.
The game is simple: two armed teams – terrorists and counter- terrorists fight with each other. What part will you take? It depends only on you. And only here you will have a unique possibility to meet with PRAVDA.Ru contributors in an informal situation ofa a web-based computer game.
ANDREI KRUSHINSKI: CHINESE DIASPORA – STRATEGIC RESOURCE OF CHINA
The international congress of ethnic Chinese businessmen that took place in Nanjing is one more evidence of the economical power of the ethnic Chinese who live in other countries. According to some reports, they control 50 percent of the private capital in Philippines, 70 percent in Indonesia, and 80 percent in Thailand and Malaysia.
JOHN FLEMING: GREED AND THE SOCIAL CREATION OF WEALTH
"Because you like nice things" is a wonderful advertising slogan, a real classic. I think this phrase from a local television commercial should be trumpeted throughout the country. It could be applied to everything from automobiles and houses to schools and supermarkets.
RUSSIAN CITIZENS HAVE A RIGHT TO CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO CRIMINALS WHO ASSAULT THEM
The Russian Federation State Duma held the first reading to the bill that enables the citizens of Russia to cause any amount of damage to criminals who assault them
YURI RAZGULAEV: THERE IS A LAKE WITH ICEBERGS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KIRGHIZIA
This lake is seldom visited by tourists. Firstly, it is hard to get there. Secondly, not many people even in Kirghizia itself know about this miracle.
CHECHNYA HAS ITS TRACES IN SPAIN
Algeria’s Salafist Group for Call and Combat, six members of which were arrested this Wednesday in different districts of Spain, were providing Chechen terrorists with fake documents and propaganda material
CRIMINALS WHO ESCAPED FROM ‘BUTYRKA’ PRISON CAUGHT
Two very dangerous criminals sentenced to death, Anatoli Kulikov and Vladimir Zhelezoglo, have been hiding in a forest not far from Lipitsy village in Serpukhov district of the Moscow region. The third criminal, Boris Bezotechestvo, has not yet been found.
JUSTIN RAIMONDO: OPERATION INFINITE ARROGANCE
We are, by now, quite used to the practice of pinning our various overseas interventions with some tag line, some felicitous phrase that seems to sum up the official rationale for war. The "new war" – as the networks have unimaginatively dubbed it – is no exception, but I'm afraid the process seems to have hit a few bumps in the road.
SERGEI BORISOV: TELEVISION NETWORKS’ COVERAGE OF WAR AGAINST TERRORISM MAY SEND THEM INTO THE RED
The unprecedented scale of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington has forced the world’s leading television networks to spend much more money on their coverage. To cover an event from all aspects, television workers had to enlarge and strengthen camera teams. The scale of what has happened requires new approaches, beefing up news coverage budgets.