The XXIV World Russian People's Council on the theme "Orthodoxy and peace in the 21st century” was opened with speeches by people of great significance to Russia: spiritual leaders, politicians, philosophers, and statesmen. All of them noted the importance of creating a state ideology for the preservation of Russian statehood.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's visit to Kiev made huge news around Russia and has been cause for great speculation. Thus far after Biden's big electoral victory Washington has been surprisingly quiet when it comes to the Ukrainian question. Are we on the road to WW3 as Kiev may make one final push in the Donbass or is this a platitude fest designed to throw some nice sounding buzzwords at Zelensky. Our guest and geopolitical analyst Leonid Savin will discuss this issue and more.