| 'The Saker'
The Saker and his wife
|Vineyard of the Saker
|The Unz Review
'The Saker' is a pseudonym of Andrei Raevsky, an ex-patriot Russian domiciled in Florida. Prior to emigrating to the USA he had lived in Switzerland where he was granted Swiss citizenship. He worked for the International Red Cross and was later employed as a military analyst by the Geneva-based UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). His blog, the Vineyard of the Saker, reportedly got 50,000 page views per day from August - September 2014.
Of White Russian exile background, Raevsky used to be a military analyst for the General Staff of Switzerland, with a rank of Specialist (Major) for operational training and strategic analysis. He also worked with Polish exiles who were assisting Solidarnosc from aboard, and during the 1980s Afghan war against the Soviet Union he frequent contacts with a covert representative of the (CIA-sponsored warlord) Ahmad Shah Massoud in Europe whom he "helped making important contacts".
Documents by 'The Saker'
|Document:A new Cold War has begun
|2 April 2014
|2014 Ukraine coup
Cold War II
|A new cold war will follow the 2013-14 events in Ukraine and the secession of Crimea to Russia - This article argues that, from a Russian perspective and although not sought, this may prove positive for Russia's future.
|Document:Europe in free fall
|28 August 2015
|2015 European refugee crisis
|An analysis of the European geo-political predicament illuminated by its burgeoning refugee crisis
|Document:Igor Strelkov and Russia's Fifth Column
|12 September 2014
2014 Ukraine coup
|Extended commentary and analysis of the statement by Igor Strelkov about the West's war on Russia and Russia's 5th Column problem
|Document:Russia-US Conventional Military Balance
|24 July 2015
|Further thoughts on the US-Russia conventional military balance in light of continuing NATO sabre-rattling around Russia's western/southern borderlands
|Document:State repression in France only makes the Resistance grow stronger
|29 January 2014
|Dieudonné M'bala M'bala
|A comprehensive explanation of what is behind the brewing grass-roots rebellion in France in early 2014
|Document:The EU's ugly kindergarten of intellectually challenged clowns
|31 August 2014
2014 Ukraine coup
|There is Russian saying: "you can't scare a hedgehog with a naked backside". It summarises of this article's analysis of the threatened fourth round of EU Sanctions against Russia and the clownish absurdity of its US puppet leaders
|Document:The Meaning of the US Saber-Rattling at the Borders of Russia
|18 July 2015
|Some thoughts on the Russia - NATO military balance in light of NATO posturing, excercises and sabre-rettling around Russia's wetern and southern borders
|Document:The geopolitics of the Ukrainian conflict
|20 February 2014
|The Great Game
Ukraine Riots 2013-14
|A 'eureka!' article about the geopolitics of the 2013-14 civil conflict in Ukraine.
Documents sourced from 'The Saker'
|Document:SITREP: A false flag attack on a USN ship next
|21 April 2018
|'Nick for the Saker'
|The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, which comprises the cruiser USS Normandy, six destroyers and carries 6,500 sailors, is heading for Syria. Russia’s hypersonic Kinzhal (‘Dagger’) missile system having made these vessels effectively obsolete, means that the ships and their crews are essentially being sailed into a bloody scrapyard.
|Document:The Terrorists Among US- Traitors and Terror 3
National Security Agency
|21 June 2019
|George Eliason interviews professor Michael Jasinski about the dire effects of outsourcing intelligence gathering and information dissemination.