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By John Helmer, Moscow The British state broadcaster BBC and other media have disclosed that the Salisbury house (lead image) owned by Sergei Skripal is to be partially demolished and rebuilt over the next four months.   A Wiltshire Council notice to residents in the neighbourhood of the Skripal home is the source of the […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow In the US war for regime change in Russia, the Christmas dinner for the oligarchs was President Vladimir Putin’s idea in 2014 for demonstrating that he was in command of their loyalty for a price  the oligarchs were afraid to test. Late last month, the dinner was turned into an afternoon […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow There’s a reason Albion is well-known as perfidious. Like leopards and spots, it’s because he’s always been that way. In the 1920s the British secret services pursued Russians in the UK with the same zealous tactics and purposes as they have been doing in the past decade. The partial release of […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow We have been blasted; we are back; we have ignition; and with more light than ever.

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My corpse managed to keep talking for twenty years. That’s the time it took between the Soviet KGB dosing my champagne with a near-fatal volume of a drug called SP-117, in order to get the truth out of me;  and a Russian oligarch sending two gunmen to fire their pistols into me, to stop the […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips. Cool it with a baboon’s blood, then the charm is firm and good. Dear readers, as you peer carefully into the picture of […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow This is the week — the last one before the corporate Catholic Christmas holiday commences and runs into the Russian New Year holiday —  when President Vladimir Putin hosts a supper reception for the oligarchs. It’s a very sensitive affair – for the oligarchs invited, disinvited,  or excluded; and for the […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow Mikhail Fridman (lead image, left) and Pyotr (Peter) Aven (right) have launched an effort to persuade high Russian and American government officials that they are in the process of selling their Russian bank,  and also that they are not doing anything of the kind.   Uncharacteristically clumsy of them is the […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow One of the leading war strategists in London, professor to general staff officers and warfighters on both sides of the Atlantic, has lost his brain to an advanced cyber technology designed by the American and British military to win wars by frightening their adversaries into capitulation for fear of being destroyed. […]

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By Christopher Black, Toronto “It is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China.” So read an editorial in the Global Times of China on December 6, the day after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial […]