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Russia

Who exactly is the transformation of Nikel being carried out for?

Russia: Historically, Nikel is a "monotown" – a city created and run by a city-forming industrial company with one sole purpose: to exploit industrial labour.

Biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine?

UKRAINE: The Russians have now presented a large number of documents that show exactly which bacteria and viruses have been developed, and which spreading mechanisms would be used. Ukraine experimented with insects and drones for the spread of various diseases.

The war – and most people

: In this summer issue, as MODERN TIMES's editor, I publish a selection of articles that probably reflect different opinions than most people have about the war in Ukraine.

War resistance with a feminist look

UKRAINE: In this romantic fairy tale with a pure Hollywood dream of a man stands Volodymyr Zelenskyj. But we know that this could develop into a new world war.

The war on our understanding of reality

RUSSIA / UKRAINE: Journalist Anna Politkovskaya warned us against playing with fire. Now we can ask ourselves the question: Are we in the Third World War – or in the Second Cold War? In his study of "not an inch to the east" statements after the fall of the wall, history professor Mary E. Sarotte shows how Ukraine and Europe ended up in war again.

In the direction of the totalitarian

Timothy Snyder, illustrator Nora Krug, translates John Grande: About tyranny: Twenty things we can learn from the twentieth century

PRE-FASCISM: Timothy Snyder's little textbook on tyranny – written for society "between Hitler and Stalin" – lies between patriotic obedience and political disobedience. The book is still current.

Eternity policy

Timothy Snyder, translator John Grande: ABOUT UKRAINE (FROM THE ROAD TO FREEDOM). Putin claims the legacy of World War II

UKRAINE: What is the influence of the philosopher Ivan Ilyin on Putin's politics? Today, information warfare is at least as important as military warfare.

Zelensky's leadership in a new light: What is not talked about behind Putin's invasion

UKRAINE: It seems that the United States deliberately did everything to trigger a Russian invasion. Ukraine is a victim of this brutal game. For Russia, there are five very limited requirements.

Competence or arrogance?

RUSSIA: The Russian thinkers Aleksandr Dugin, Ivan Iljin and Lev Gumiljov shape the spiritual-political climate in Russia in different ways. Dugin is often claimed to be one of the ideologues behind Russia's attack on Ukraine. Is that an exaggeration?

The continent we are part of

EUROPE: It is not this magazine's intention to dwell on Norway's affiliation with the EU. On the contrary. The exercise is inspired by the ongoing process in all EU countries with conferences and studies on the role and direction of EU co-operation. Is it possible to change the EU?

The warlike mindset

UKRAINE: What is it about our modern way of life that promotes such hostility and military-technological "solutions"?

Deterrence and reassurance?

MILITARISM: The Norwegian base declaration of 5 March 1949 was a first condition for Norwegian accession to NATO. Norway must deny the United States the base of armed forces on Norwegian territory in peacetime – The Storting must now reject the "supplementary agreement".