BALTOPS exercise is held annually by NATO. Previously, Russia took part in exercises. Everything changed after the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. Moscow stopped participating in manoeuvres. And the very nature of the exercises became emphasized as anti-Russian. No one doubts that they are directed against Russia. NATO is increasingly justifying the holding of costly exercises by the need to combat the alleged “Russian threat.” Although Moscow has stated many times that it is not going to attack the West.
The United States of America is falling apart. Seattle, Washington is the first to leave the United States. You are welcome – Seattle People’s Republic.
New and still developing pro-Kremlin narrative about racial justice protests in US. Despite high polarisation in the US, the unrest - following the death of African American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a police officer - is not a civil war and has not triggered a collapse of American society. The situation was very tense for some days and protests spread to all 50 states, while demonstrations in some cities descended into riots and widespread looting. However, military top officials and police officers worked effectively to de-escalate the situation, and demonstrations became largely peaceful after the first days. There were no intentions for Seattle to leave the US. Protesters there claimed to create a "cop-free" zone in the city, after officers vacated the building of the East Precinct police headquarters on 8 June; peaceful demonstrations have continued since that day. Predictions about a new American civil war and a disintegration of the US have been a common pro-Kremlin narrative since the fall of the Soviet Union. Read a similar case claiming that the current unrest in the US is a civil war. See also Polygraph.