Thursday, September 15, 2022

Back to normal again

Dear friends,

We are back to normal.

Thanks for your patience!


Monday, September 12, 2022

Monday Sept. 12th 16:30 EST the blog is under attack again

 Yes, we are under attack again.

Please be patient while we deal with this.

Thank you


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Back to (the new) normal, at least for a while

 Dear friends,

It appears that the blog as returned to more or less normal, which is good.

Should anything happen again, I will keep you posted here.

Kind regards and thanks for your loyalty and support!


Monday, July 11, 2022

Update from Andrei

Dear friends

We are back up, but we are still fixing/changing a few things.  Obviously, I cannot share what we have done and are still doing.  But the progress is real and I wanted to share that with you.  Still, two of our Saker blogs (Italian and Latin American) are down due to the changes we had to make.  We hope to get them back up next.  Please stay tuned.

Also, since we are fine tuning a few things, we might have a few "bumps" in the coming days.  Should that happen, please know that 1) I am not closing down the blog 2) we are aware of the problem 3) we are working on it and, finally, 4) we will solve it one way or another.

I also remind you that in case of outage, please do not email me, but see the messages on the old blogspot website here:

We also have a Telegram channel here:

Next, I plan my full-time return to blogging for July 24th, God willing.  This break has allowed me to (almost) fully recharge my batteries and I very very much look forward to resuming my work here.

I want to thank you all for your patience, especially those who donated while the site was down (and yes, IT costs money!).  Considering the bad (USA) to horrible (EU) economic situation we are all facing (unless there are millionaire readers out there, but I doubt it), this was not only very generous of you, but also extremely morally uplifting to see that our wonderful community of readers is supporting us even in the worst of times.

I can't say that this experience was pleasant (and I personally had it easy, since I had no role in fixing things, unlike the Saker Team and one very kind spontaneous helper which did all the heavy lifting, thank you guys!!!!!), but it did prove to me that we were doing something very very right.  Why do I say that?  Because it is highly likely (don't laugh here, *sometimes* this expression is valid) that we were attacked by a state actor or by a "private" entity paid top dollar by state actors: the attack was both massive and VERY sophisticated.  Again, I apologize for not saying more.

I figured that if they hate us so much, we must really have them butthurt pretty badly :-)

Okay, that was all I could share with you right now.

Kind regards, hugs and cheers to all



Saturday, July 9, 2022

Update on the attack against the Saker blog

 Dear friends

We are working on a solution and I am cautiously optimistic.

I cannot go into the details now, but I just wanted you update you.

Kind regards


Friday, July 8, 2022

Saker blog under attack – URGENT request for help


Dear friends

The Saker blog has been under attack for many months, but we kept it quiet.  Our webmaster and sysadmin Herb  has successfully beat back all the attacks, but now the enemy has upped both the scale and nature of the attack and we are barely hanging on.


I have two urgent requests:

1) If you are an IT security specialist (or can contact one you know) and you think that you (or he/she), or your company, can help, please contact at the following email as soon as possible:

Please do NOT email me personally as I am on sick leave and this is way above my IT skills.

2) please circulate this appeal of mine on social media, maybe that will help us get to the right people who can help us.

Finally, we will keep you updated on the old blog’s site here:

Thank you in advance for any help!

Kind regards


The Saker Blog is under attack

 Dear friends,

The Saker Blog is under attack and is currently down.  The Saker team is working on restoring service, but I ask you for your patience!

Also, if they attack us, it must mean that we are threatening them.

So I consider this as a compliment of sorts for the superb work the Saker Team has been doing, especially since my leave of abscence for health reasons.

So I ask for your patience and understanding.

Kind regards


Thursday, February 17, 2022

This blog will function as an emergency alternative if is DDoSed or "canceled"

Dear friends,

Should the Saker blog at its original location fall under a DDoS attack (unlikely, this is blogspot) or "cancelled" (more likely, this is blogspot) we can try to communicate here.


I will use the following Telegram channel to keep you informed:

If none of that works, just be patient.  We have alternatives we cannot discuss, but which we can implement relatively quickly.

God bless, hugs and cheers,

Andrei (The Saker) 

PS: here is a good list of alternative list of good news sources:

You can get your official Russian info from here:

For the basic facts, go to these websites:

For commentary and analysis, I recommend these two:

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Dear friends,

The blog "Vineyard of the Saker" has now moved to a new location:

 (please update your bookmarks!!)

The blog here will not be deleted, but will be "frozen" and kept as on online archive.  This will also be an emergency backup blog in the unlikely event that something bad should happen to the blog at the new location.

To contact me please write to

The Saker

Blogs of the Saker Community:

French Saker:
Russian Saker:
Oceania Saker:
Latin American Saker:
Italian Saker: 
Serbian Saker:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Good news out of Russia - even the "non-system" opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin

Honestly, I never thought the day would come where I would have anything good to say about the Russian "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition but apparently this day has come today. To my surprise, all the leaders of this opposition have so far made very moderate and reasonable statement and all those which I have heard have apparently dismissed the notion that the Kremlin was behind the murder. Now this might be self-evident for most of us, but for the Russian "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition this is quite a change of tone.  Many have even said that this murder was a "provocation" (which in this context means "false flag"!) to destabilize Russia and create a crisis.  Even Irina Khakamada, normally a real crackpot, has said that this was either a "provocation" or the action of a small group of extremists.

Maybe they are aware that the Russian public will not "buy" it, maybe MH17 was too clearly a false flag, or maybe they simply had a momentary moment of decency, but as far as I know nobody pointed the finger at Putin (okay, somebody somewhere probably did, I am just not aware of it).  Again, this is quite remarkable.

Everybody, pro and anti Kremlin, agree that it is absolutely essential that this crime be solved.  Since I personally believe that this was a US/UK organized false flag, I fully expect that somebody will be found and, as we say in Russian, that the "(trail) end will end in the water" meaning that there will be no proof of western involvement.  If fact, even if the FSB *does* come across such proof, the Russians will most likely not make it public but use it behind the scenes.  As for those who organized it, they also need somebody to get caught because if nobody ever gets caught, then this looks way too professional, but if a small cell of, say,  rabid anti-Semitic nationalists, does get caught, then that exculpates all other possible suspects.  Considering that the crime happened 200m away from the Kremlin, and that the city center is laced with cameras, I fully expect an arrest in the next 48 hours, a week max.

The bottom line is that in Russia this false flag is already a clear failure, not even the notorious Russian "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition wants to touch this thing.  This is very good news indeed.  In the West, of course, this is a different story, the AngloZionist will use that to a max, no doubt here at all.

The Saker

PS: while we are discussing false flags, I often get the question of why Putin does not say that 9/11 was in inside job even though he must know.  Well, of course he knows, but ask yourself a simple question: why would he say anything?  What would Russia gain from doing this?  This would only further demonize him, and Russia, in the eyes of those who believe the official fairy tale and it would do nothing at all for Putin or Russia.  As for the fact - they are all out in the open, and have been for a long time, just as the JFK murder or Gladio, 7/7, the Bologna railway station bombing, Charlie-Hebdo and all the rest of them.  It is simply not Putin's job to share info with the western public, his job is to serve the Russian people.  Finally, though I personally doubt it, there is some possibility that some Russian security services were involved in the Moscow apartment bombings on 1999 so Putin might want to tread carefully here lest the US retaliates by revealing what they know.

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Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of "false flag" two years ago

Already in February 2012 (two years ago!) Putin was warning Russians about exactly the kind of false flag which we just saw happening with the murder of Nemtsov.  See for yourself:

Note: the Russian word "provocatsiia" is often translated as "provocation" which is not incorrect as long as you are aware that in Russian "provocation" can mean "false flag", as it does in this context.  Putin is clearly warning about a false flag "sacrifice".

This video was emergency-translated by one of our "brother in arms", Tatzhit, to whom I am most grateful for this ultra-rapid translation.

As for the "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition it has already announced that it will convert the planned protest into a memorial rally.

We will keep you posted.

The Saker
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DPR PM Zakharchenko presser 27/02/15 Economical and political future of DPR

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