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BUSTED: The New York Times defends an act of child rape and lies about the details in attempt to smear RT and Sputnik

This is unethical beyond being poor journalism.

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The New York Times recently released a heavily promoted (by the New York Times itself) piece which amounts to an emotional attack on the news outlets RT and Sputnik.

Russia Feed recently explained that on pure journalistic terms, the New York Times (NYT) piece amount to little more than a very long winded way of the the NYT saying ‘RT and Sputnik have a different editorial line to us and a more successful, more modern business model and therefore, they are wicked, rather than just a different kind of news source with a different editorial line’.

READ MORE: he New York Times drafts an ‘un-patriot act’ against RT and Sputnik

But what is even more sinister, is that the NYT exploited the actual rape of a child in order to promote a vendetta against RT and Sputnik. Again, one does not have to like RT or Sputnik to understand that exploiting the rape of a 13 year old girl is totally unethical, but this is what the NYT has done.

The story cited by the NYT is the rape case of a 13 year old German girl of Russian ethnicity who was raped in 2016.

Initially, it was reported that the victim was held and raped by multiple men fitting the description of ‘refugees’. According to a German court, a man was sentenced after admitting to an unlawful carnal act (aka statutory rape) upon a child. The man who was 24 at the time of conviction, also admitted filming the criminal act. Videoing a carnal act involving a child, means that the rapist also produced child pornography.

The New York Times article however does not explain this. Instead, the article deceptively states,

“She had left home, it turned out, because she had gotten in trouble at school. Afraid of how her parents would react, she went to stay with a 19-year-old male friend”.

First of all, the man sentenced by a German court was 24 at the age of sentencing. This meant that he could have been no younger than 22 at the time of the unlawful carnal act. Under German law, it is illegal for any adult to have a carnal relationship, irrespective of circumstance, with a child under the age of 18. It is sometimes legal for a person under the age of 21 to have a carnal relationship with a child of 14 years of age or older, but only if no physical or psychological abuse is involved. In any case, as the victim was 13 at the time and the perpetrator was over the age of 21. German law therefore defines the act as straightforward rape.

Most laws throughout the world, also define what happened to the victim as a criminal act of rape including Russian law, the law of all 50 States of the USA and Turkey. As the man involved was said to have a Turkic name by the German court, it becomes necessary to consider Turkish law as well, under which the man would also be defined as the rapist of a child. This helps one understand why the girl said that the rapist had a ‘southern appearance’ which in Germany is a term used to describe someone who does not appear to be Caucasian.

When it comes to understanding the situation on a purely logical level. The wisdom of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov must necessarily come into play. When asked about the incident, Lavrov stated that it is beyond comprehension that a 13 year old girl disappeared for such a long period of time voluntarily.

Sergey Lavrov is correct. The very reason so-called statutory rape laws exist is to protect vulnerable children from exploitation, in all its many guises. While the New York Times used the incident to try and sell newspapers and dwindling online subscriptions, a young girl was exploited, rape and possibly psychologically damaged for life and the NYT added insult to injury by publishing a fake news factoid about the age of the rapist in an attempt to lessen the seriousness of the vile act.

The only lesson to take from such a case is that societies need to do more to protect the young from harm.

But for the hacks at the New York TImes, the lesson is that RT and Sputnik were behaving badly for reporting a story which even the Russian and German Foreign Ministries commented on.

This is not just bad journalism on the part of the New York Times, it is purely unethical. There are many ways to say that one likes or dislikes fellow news organisations. Exploiting child rape and coming to the defence of a paedophile, are not acceptable options.

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Oddly written piece…(please proof read before hitting “send”, grr) Having said that, the NYT hasn’t been a legitimate, unbiased, fact-based news source in decades!! Does ANYTHING they write, fail to write, exploit, or even LIE about, REALLY suprise anyone any more?!!

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Every time I hear about the NYT, my first reaction is always, HUH? They are still in business?

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Bad habits die hard. Sometimes only with their owners. I know Jews who read it because they think it makes them look smart.

André De Koning
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André De Koning

“Please proof read”: time and time again, unfortunately, Adam’s texts are commented on as lacking proof reading, but to no effect. Pity, as it makes The article look unprofessional and yet, Adam has a lot to say where politics is concerned.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

agreed, but it how much time is there in one day, for the most part we know what he is saying, i think the author is more interested in getting information out than winning awards for presentation which i can live with

André De Koning
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André De Koning

Yes, it is not a big thing at all. I can live with it OK.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

tats good, because there are enough reserves within NBD to counter any US pressure upon liquidity of currencies, thus protecting them from potential flash crashes regarding US dikheads sanctions. Venezuala just switched to Yuan, look at the 8b credit line iran just got for infrastructure projects, on top of the reported 7b ish worth last yr. NDB was set up as another choice to the World bank

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Why not offer to do it? *ew York Times budget 20 billion dollars but they publish pure (proofread 40 times) crap. Duran budget 2 thousand dollars. No proofreading but solid gold content.

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Putin's baby

Grammer Nazi? Give us a break, if you can’t get what he is writing, then you have the problem.

André De Koning
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André De Koning

I am not very cross about it, but to be called Nazi because of a remark or comment sounds a bit severe: do I have to go to the Gulags now? That would be a problem, but so far no problem in my mood or mind.

tjoes
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tjoes

Andre, he was referring to the commenter, not the author.

Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

The only truth you hear form the papers today is the “Date”…

Trauma2000
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Trauma2000

“The only truth you hear form the papers today is the “Date”

Sometimes even that isn’t correct. I’m in Oz, and we’re a almost a day ahead of the exceptional country.

seby
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seby

NYT has been trash for a long time. Decades.

However using bush the III as an opening headline flag of “integrity and non-attention seeking” is kind of silly.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

Our commenst on news sites help fight corrupt M S M. look at DM comments and majority of the time you will find top comments totally disagreeing with the ‘official narrative’. I do not believe it is always just an ‘echo chamber’ on forums. People who are gaining a new interest into news feeds and politics etc, need the guidance given by hundreds of thousands of commentators everyday. just recently started adding more links to back up info, as it seems google searches are getting smaller and smaller

Jesper Larsen
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Let me just clarify some misunderstandings. 1. The girl was missing. When she came home she stated she had been raped but in fact she had stayed with a friend. 2. The police questioned her without her parents and issued a statement about her admitting she made up the rape story. Her next of kin then said the police forced her to admit this. 3. She did in fact have sexual relations to the person mentioned, which is a crime, but this was unrelated to the rape allegation. 4. Bear in mind that the “police cover up” story happened in… Read more »

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

… as they themselves cynically exploit a Russian minor for political and stimulation (sales) purposes. Perfectly stated by you. Thank you.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Who will protect people from the lying, dying, warmongering *ew York Times? And why is it 90% Jewish, just like the Bolsheviks who committed the genocide of Russian Christians between 1917 and 1953?

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Google pays now $99 to each worker for working on computer.You can also avail this.
On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four weeks..with-out any doubt it’s the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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As you raised the J word, check what the Talmud has to say about the sexual use of a young child. It’s okay, apparently.
Kethuboth 11b: When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it
is nothing, for when the girl is less than this, 6 it is as if one
puts the finger into the eye.
http://www.halakhah.com/kethuboth/kethuboth_11.html#PARTb
Sanhedrin 54b footnote 26: Lev. XVIII, 22. Thus the point of
comparison is the sexual matureness of woman, which is reached at the
age of three.
http://www.halakhah.com/sanhedrin/sanhedrin_54.html#PARTb
Who can have a sane conversation with folk who follow this ?

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

I am frankly surprised that the *ew York Times does not openly promote pedophilia. I guess the time is not yet ripe.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

There has been a time like this before, President Trump. When your Jewish friends took over the Russian press at the end of the nineteenth century, lies and slander proliferated endlessly with the aim of destroying the Russian Empire. By 1917 the Jewish Lugenpresse did a brisk trade in ‘Royals porn’ especially targeting the beautiful and highly ethical Empress Alexandra.

André De Koning
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André De Koning

Jacob Schiff and his mates got rich and donated (loans against 10% interest, that is) their winnings form charity partly to the Jewish communities. The old Mossad motto of By Way of Deception we Make War (many times the figure 6 million came up from late 19th century to 1038, but luckily you know all that (but most of us are not allowed to think it even). Germar Rudolf and Carlo Mattogno have set the record straight and exposed the lies.

Guy
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Guy

All about victimhood André.It is an art they have perfected if one can call it that .More and more it is being exposed .I actually feel sorry for the real Jewish people as they are being smeared unjustly.

André De Koning
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André De Koning

I share that sympathy: the real Jewish people only half realize how the abuse worked. Playing victim and bully at the same time was something the Nazis themzelves were good at (and Israeli government does today).

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

I know a lot of Jews and I do not know what is meant by ‘real Jewish people’. They are held hostage, almost all of them, by global Zionism.

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

Notorious “Fall Lisa” / Lisa Case. The New York Times piece (when exactly did it appear?) was not an “emotional attack.” It was coldly calculated and it feeds the “foreign agent resitration” BS campaign againt RT and Sputnik. This is — difficult to track this in Germany through the various tentacles of the media — straight Atlantic Council campaigning, and it even reaches into the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (“intelligence” arm of the German Foreign Ministry). Whatever: in a case where supposedly “nothing happened” because the real story of the kidnapping / or not may never come out, there is… Read more »

Ann Johns
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Ann Johns

When Shillary Clinton tries to sell 1984 as a good model we should all live by, you know the world has gone officially insane.

dontlietome
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dontlietome

The “Jew York Times” should just be re-named “The Daily Forward”, and printed in Herbrew…………….. everyone would be clear as to its bias. Personally I leave a copy in my toilet, just to wipe my a*** on. Its just not fit for anything else.

dago dingo
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dago dingo

I have come to expect no less from the Jew York Slimes. Does anyone even bother to read their garbage? I suppose there’s loads of oxygen thieving morons in a country that can’t educate, feed or deliver free health care but can spend trillions of dollars illegally invading sovereign countries. Killing millions of innocent men, women & children along the way, Ah yes, to be American.

Suzanne Giraud
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Suzanne Giraud

Permit me to translate: “what do NYT and ethics have in common? NOTHING… This is mouth-piece of modern day racism.” Agreed.

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Russian Il-20 downed by Syrian missile. Russia blames Israel. Israel blames Syria (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 110.

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The unthinkable has happened in Syria.

The world now teeters on the brink of all out war in Syria as a Russian Il-20 was downed by Syrian missile after Israeli F-16s used it as cover during attack, according to statements made by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

President Vladimir Putin, answering a reporter’s question during a press conference with Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, said the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane looks like “a chain of tragic circumstances.” 

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the tripwire triggered that has the potential to tip the fragile balance in Syria towards conflict between Russia, Iran and Israel.

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The Russian military says an Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events that led to its Il-20 plane being shot down by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said…

“Israel did not warn the command of the Russian troops in Syria about the planned operation. We received a notification via a hotline less than a minute before the strike, which did not allow the Russian aircraft to be directed to a safe zone.”

The statement by the Russian Defense Ministry said that four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked targets in Syria’s Latakia after approaching from the Mediterranean.

The Israeli warplanes approached at a low altitude and “created a dangerous situation for other aircraft and vessels in the region.”

The statement further said that 15 Russian military service members have died as a result…

“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile.”

According to reports from RT, the Russian military said that the French Navy’s frigate ‘Auvergne,’ as well as a Russian Il-20 plane were in the area during the Israeli operation.

Map of the incident on September 17 in Syria provided by the Russian defense ministry.

The Russian ministry said the Israelis must have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, but this did not stop them from executing “the provocation.” Israel also failed to warn Russia about the planned operation in advance. The warning came just a minute before the attack started, which “did not leave time to move the Russian plane to a safe area,”the statement said.

The statement gives a larger death toll than earlier reports by the Russian military, which said there were 14 crew members on board the missing Il-20. It said a search and rescue operation for the shot-down plane is underway.

A later update said debris from the downed plane was found some 27km off the Latakia coast. The search party collected some body parts, personal possessions of the crew, and fragments of the plane.

Meanwhile Israel has come out to blame the Syrian government for the downing of the military plane, according to an IDF statement.

Israel said that it “expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members” of the Russian plane. However, it stated that the government of Bashar Assad “whose military shot down the Russian plane,” is “fully responsible” for the incident.

Israel further blamed Iran and Hezbollah for the incident.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) explained that its jets were targeting a Syrian facility “from which systems to manufacture accurate and lethal weapons were about to be transferred on behalf of Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.”

Israel claimed that the weapons were “meant to attack Israel.”

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The IDF assumed that the Syrian anti-air batteries “fired indiscriminately” and didn’t “bother to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air.” The Israelis said that when the Syrian military launched the missiles which hit the Russian plane, its own jets were already within Israeli airspace. “During the strike against the target in Latakia, the Russian plane that was then hit was not within the area of the operation.”

According to the Israeli military, both IDF and Russia have “a deconfliction system,” which was agreed upon by the leadership of both states, and “has proven itself many times over recent years.” The system was in use when the incident happened, the IDF stated. The IDF promised to share “all the relevant information” with Russia “to review the incident and to confirm the facts in this inquiry.”

The military presented a four-point initial inquiry into events in Latakia. It insisted that “extensive and inaccurate” Syrian anti-aircraft fire caused the Russian jet “to be hit and downed.”

The Russian Il-20 aircraft, with 15 crew on board, went off radar during an attack by four Israeli jets on Syria’s Latakia province late Monday. Later on Tuesday the Russian Defense Ministry said that an Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events that led to its plane being shot down by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile.

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Trump Orders Immediate Release Of All Text Messages, Carter Page FISA Application From Russia Investigation

Trump has ordered the DOJ to release all text messages related to the Russia investigation with no redactions.

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President Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to release all text messages related to the Russia investigation with no redactions, of former FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, now-fired special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Also released will be specific pages from the FBI’s FISA surveillance warrant application on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as interviews with Ohr.

The statement reads in full:

“At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr

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As we reported last Monday, Trump had been expected to release the documents any time – with specific attention to the Page documents and the “investigative activities of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr” – who was demoted twice for lying about his extensive relationship  with Christopher Steele – the former MI6 spy who assembled the sham “Steele Dossier” used by the FBI in a FISA surveillance application to spy on Page.

Republicans on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees believe the declassification will permanently taint the Trump-Russia investigation by showing the investigation was illegitimate to begin with. Trump has been hammering the same theme for months.

  • They allege that Bruce Ohr played an improper intermediary role between the Justice Department, British spy Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS — the opposition research firm that produced the Trump-Russia dossier, funded by Democrats. (Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS on Russia-related matters during the presidential election — a fact that Ohr did not disclose on federal forms.)
  • And they further allege that the Obama administration improperly spied on Carter Page — all to take down Trump. –Axios

Ohr, meanwhile, met with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in 2015 to discuss helping the FBI with organized crime investigations, according to The Hill‘s John Solomon. The meeting with the Putin ally was facilitated by Steele.

Last month Trump called Ohr a disgrace, while also tweeting: “Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions  “Justice” Department? A total joke!”

Trump’s threat came one day after two tweets about Ohr, noting a connection to former FBI agent Peter Strzok, as well as a text sent by Ohr after former FBI Director James Comey was fired in which Ohr says “afraid they will be exposed.”

According to emails turned over to Congressional investigators in August, Christopher Steele was much closer to Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie than previously disclosed.

Steele and the Ohrs would have breakfast together on July 30, 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington D.C., days after Steele turned in installments of his infamous “dossier” on July 19 and 26. The breakfast also occurred one day before the FBI formally launched operation “Crossfire Hurricane,” the agency’s counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign.

“Great to see you and Nellie this morning Bruce,” Steele wrote shortly following their breakfast meeting. “Let’s keep in touch on the substantive issues/s (sic). Glenn is happy to speak to you on this if it would help.”

“After two years of investigations and accusations from both sides of the aisle about what documents indicate, it is past time for documents to be declassified and let the American people decide for themselves if DoJ and FBI acted properly,” Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows told Axios earlier Sunday.

In early August, journalist Paul Sperry tweeted that Trump may use his presidential authority to declassify “20 redacted pages of a June, 2017 FISA renewal, “and possibly” 63 pages of emails and notes between “Ohr & Steele,” and FD-302 summaries of 12 interviews.”

President Trump threatened to declassify documents two weeks ago – one day after the New York Times allegedly published an anonymous Op-Ed claiming to be from a White House official claiming to be part of an unelected “resistance” cabal within the Trump administration.

“The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do,” Trump tweeted earlier this month, adding: “The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are at Historic Highs, soon TWO Supreme Court Justices & maybe Declassification to find Additional Corruption. Wow!”

Trump’s threat comes as calls by frustrated GOP legislators to release the documents have hit a fevered pitch. Spearheading the effort are Republican Reps. Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and Lee Zeldin – who have repeatedly asked Trump to declassify more of the heavily redacted FISA surveillance warrant on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in late 2016.

In June, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee asked President Trump to declassify key sections of Carter Page’s FISA warrant application, according to a letter obtained by Fox News.

Carter Page, the DOJ/FBI’s person of interest, weighed in on the matter in late August, tweeting: “The Corrupt DOJ, co-conspirators in the DNC and their high-priced consultants correctly believed they had American democracy and the FISA Court over a barrel in 2016.”

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De-Dollarization Tops Agenda at Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum

The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) was held in Vladivostok on Sept.11-13. Founded in 2015, the event has become a platform for planning and launching projects to strengthen business ties in the Asia-Pacific region.

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This year, the EEF brought together delegations from over 60 countries to discuss the topic “The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities”. A total of 100 business events involving over 6,000 participants were held during the three days.

1,357 media personnel worked to cover the forum. Last year, the number of participants was 5,000 with 1,000 media persons involved in reporting and broadcasting. The EEF-18 gathered 340 foreign and 383 Russian CEOs. Nearly 80 start-ups from across South-East Asia joined the meeting.

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This year, a total of 175 agreements worth of 2.9 trillion rubles (some $4.3 billion) were signed. For comparison, the sum was 2.5 trillion rubles (roughly $3.7 billion) in 2017.

They included the development of the Baimsky ore deposits in Chukotka, the construction of a terminal for Novatek LNG at Bechevinskaya Bay in Kamchatka and the investment of Asian countries in Russia’s agricultural projects in the Far East.

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Mail.Ru Group, Megafon and Chinese Alibaba inked an agreement on establishing AliExpress trade joint venture. Rosneft and Chinese CNPC signed an oil exploration agreement.

The Chinese delegation was the largest (1,096 people), followed by the Japanese (570 members). The list of guests included the president of Mongolia and prime ministers of Japan and South Korea.

It was also the first time Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the event to meet his Russian counterpart. The issue of de-dollarization topped the agenda. Russia and China reaffirmed their interest in expanding the use of national currencies in bilateral deals.

During the forum, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of RDIF, said the fund intends to use only national currencies in its transactions with China starting from 2019. It will cooperate with the China Development Bank.

This “yuanification” is making visible progress with Shanghai crude futures increasing their share of oil markets up to 14 percent or even more. China has signed agreements with Canada and Qatar on national currencies exchange.

READ MORE: Eastern Economic Forum opens new chapter in US-Russia dialogue

De-dollarization is a trend that is picking up momentum across the world. A growing number of countries are interested in replacing the dollar. Russia is leading the race to protect itself from fluctuations, storms and US-waged trade wars and sanctions.

Moscow backs non-dollar trade with Ankara amid the ongoing lira crisis. Turkey is switching from the dollar to settlements in national currencies, including its trade with China and other countries. Ditching the US dollar is the issue topping the BRICS agenda. In April, Iran transferred all international payments to the euro.

The voices calling for de-dollarization are getting louder among America’s closest European allies. In August, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for the creation of a new payments system independent of the US.

According to him, Europe should not allow the United States to act “over our heads and at our expense.” The official wants to strengthen European autonomy by establishing independent payment channels, creating a European Monetary Fund and building up an independent SWIFT system.

Presenting his annual program, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on Sept. 12 for the European Union to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the dollar.

According to him, “We must do more to allow our single currency to play its full role on the international scene.” Mr. Juncker believes “it is absurd that Europe pays for 80 percent of its energy import bill – worth 300 billion euros a year – in US dollars when only roughly 2 percent of our energy imports come from the United States.” He wants the raft of proposals made in his state of the union address to start being implemented before the European Parliament elections in May.

70% of all world trade transactions account for the dollar, while 20% are  settled in the euro, and the rest falls on the yuan and other Asian currencies. The dollar value is high to make the prices of consumer goods in the US artificially low. The demand for dollars allows refinancing the huge debt at low interest rates. The US policy of trade wars and sanctions has triggered the global process of de-dollarization.

Using punitive measures as a foreign policy tool is like shooting oneself in the foot. It prompts a backlash to undermine the dollar’s status as the world reserve currency – the basis of the US economic might. The aggressive policy undermines the US world standing to make it weaker, not stronger.

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