The full text of the European Union – Ukraine Association Agreement. The deal was tentatively agreed to in 2012, but never fully signed. Ukraine’s leaders backed out in November 2013, triggering the protests.
The film about the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine is called “Harvest of Despair.” It was produced by the Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Center in 1985.
The full text of the Budapest Accords treaty that removed all nuclear weapons from Ukraine. The United States, United Kingdom and Russia all signed the document. The paragraph numbered “2″ is where the countries agreed not to invade Ukraine.
The man who came to power after the Orange Revolution was Victor Yushchenko. In the photos show in the episode, his face was disfigured by dioxin poisoning during his campaign for president in 2004. At the time, Russia was suspected of trying to poison Yushchenko, but the Russians denied it and the source of the poison was never conclusively identified.
The quote from the Kremlin economic aid that “attempt to announce sanctions would end in a crash for the financial system of the United States” comes from this article.
Kevin Freeman is a global financial analyst who wrote a report for the Pentagon about economic warfare in relation to the 2008 U.S. financial collapse. That report was the center of the 2013 For The Record episode “Unrestricted Warfare.” Freeman also wrote a book titled “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It can Happen Again.” His latest book is titled “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack.” You can follow on Twitter:
In addition to the 2011 soundbite from Putin on the dollar shown in the episode, he also called for the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency in 2009 and then in 2010 suggested that Russia might join the EU and help make the Euro the new reserve currency.
The video of the Debt Clock at $17.3 trillion was shot on Friday, March 14, 2014. You can get an updated total on the federal government’s debt at USDebtClock.org.
An article detailing how Russia and China view each other as their most important partners.
The war games run by the U.S. Department of Defense are described in detail in Kevin Freeman’s book “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It can Happen Again.”
The “Making the Grade” report from the Center for Effective Government that gave seven departments a failing grade on compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.