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SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has lept on a Harley Davidson and roared into an international biker convention in southern Ukraine.
Around 5,000 bikers from Europe and beyond gathered in Sevastopol for the annual festival Saturday on Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.
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I expected someone to post a pic of HIM on a tricycle or big wheel, close enough, L~
And vice versa.
Did Communism Fake Its Own Death in 1991?
American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2010 | Jason McNew
In a bizarre 1984 book [New Lies for Old], ex-KGB Major Anatoliy Golitsyn predicted the liberalization of the Soviet Bloc and claimed that it would be a strategic deception. ..."
"Golitsyn's argument was that beginning in about 1960, the Soviet Union embarked on a strategy of massive long-range strategic deception which would span several decades and result in the destruction of Western capitalism and the erection of a communist world government."
"Golitsyn published his second book, The Perestroika Deception, after the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991. This book contained further analysis of the liberalization, in addition to previously classified memoranda submitted by Golitsyn to the CIA. The two books must be read together to get a complete picture of Golitsyn's thesis."
"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."
From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world, Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His new world order includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.
Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:
The two sides [Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Russia] agreed to "promote and enhance friendly relations" in line with the joint declaration of July 19, 2000 and the Russia-DPRK friendship and good neighborly cooperation treaty of February 9, 2000.
Putin and Kim agreed during their talks to promote a Russian- DPRK political dialogue on the Korean issue and international affairs, and discussed many topical international problems, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Prikhodko told reporters following the talks.
The two leaders spoke for an independent and peaceful solution to the issue of reunification of the Korean Peninsula, and against "any outside obstacles to this process" as "unacceptable."
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
Forgetting the Evils of Communism: The amnesia bites a little deeper
By Jonah Goldberg, August 2008:
"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
Yeah, that's right. The former president wasn't very "Russia friendly".
Yushchenko: Russia blocking poisoning probe
By Bonnie Malkin and agencies, September 12, 2007
Mr Yushchenko before and after the poisoning
"Mr [Viktor] Yushchenko, a pro-European politician who wanted to bring his country out of Russia's shadow, fell seriously ill on September 6, 2004 as he was competing in presidential elections against a pro-Moscow candidate, Viktor Yanukovich, now prime minister.
After months of tests in an Austrian clinic, it was determined that he had ingested a massive amount of the poison dioxin.
Although he survived, his face was left bloated and pockmarked, and he has had to undergo regular treatment to rid his body of the toxin.
In an interview with Le Figaro he said he believed the dioxin used to disfigure him was made in a Russian lab.
Mr Yushchenko did not directly accuse the Russian government of being behind his poisoning, but he did say he had 'practically put all the pieces together' and the attempt against him 'was not a private action'. ..."
"Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (born February 23, 1954) [was] the third and [former] President of Ukraine". He took office on January 23, 2005.
(Ukraine) Hunt starts for Yushchenko's poisoner:
FoxNews ought to be ashamed of themselves putting out this glorifying puff piece on the evil SOB, KGB Putin. As should any Freeper who shares the sentiment.
Wonder why he didnt ride a Ural?
Take a look and you will see.
you are blinded by your baseless hate for everything russian.
Russia =/= Soviet Union.
And you are blinded by your apparent lack of knowledge and/or understanding of the evilness Russia is still today.
The murder of internationally renowned Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in early October 2006 was yet another troubling sign of Russias retreat into its totalitarian past. Today Frontpage Symposium has gathered a distinguished panel of experts to discuss why Anna Politkovskaya was killed and what the tragic loss of her life symbolizes about the direction in which Vladimir Putins Russia is heading.
'PUTIN'S RUSSIA' by Anna Politkovskaya:
Venezuela's Chavez welcomes Russian warships
Nov 25, 2008
LA GUAIRA, Venezuela Russian warships arrived off Venezuela's coast Tuesday in a show of strength aimed at the United States as Moscow seeks to expand its influence in Latin America. The deployment is the first of its kind in the Caribbean since the Cold War and was timed to coincide with President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Caracas the first ever by a Russian president.
More Yahoo search results for Russia and Venezuela connections:
From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
The media has been abuzz today at the prospect of Russian nuclear bombers being stationed in Cuba if the US goes ahead with plans for missile defense bases in Eastern Europe.
The story has riled the US enough that a US general has been wheeled out to tell the worlds press that any Russian attempt to build another nuclear base in Cuba would cross US red line.
The story broke earlier this week, when Russian newspaper Izvestia quoted an un-named source from within the Russian military. He told the Russian daily:
While they are deploying the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, our strategic bombers will already be landing in Cuba.
The quote hasnt been independently confirmed, but the Russian Defense Ministry added fuel to the fire when they refused to comment on the story.
The prospect of Russian nuclear forces being stationed in Cuba - which is, after all, only 90 miles from the US coast - would bring back some rather unpleasant memories for the US of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, where the Soviet Union under Nikita Kruschev launched an audacious and foolhardy bid to station nuclear missiles on the Caribbean island.
Russia to help Cuba modernize weaponry, train military
September 18, 2009
HAVANA, September 18 (RIA Novosti) - Modernization of the Soviet-made military equipment and training of Cuban military personnel will be the focus of Russian-Cuban military cooperation in the near future, the chief of the Russian General Staff said on Friday. Gen. Nikolai Makarov arrived on a working visit to Cuba on Monday, met with Cuban President Raul Castro and the country's military leadership, and visited a number of military installations.
"During the Soviet era we delivered a large number of military equipment to Cuba, and after all these years most of this weaponry has become obsolete and needs repairs," Makarov said.
"We inspected the condition of this equipment, and outlined the measures to be taken to maintain the defense capability of this country...I think a lot of work needs to be done in this respect, and I hope we will be able to accomplish this task," the general said.
Makarov said the Cuban request for assistance with training of military personnel will also be fully satisfied.
Although the Cuban leadership has repeatedly said it has no intention of resuming military cooperation with Russia after the surprise closure of the Russian electronic listening post in Lourdes in 2001, bilateral military ties seem to have been improving following the visit of Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin to Cuba in July last year.
A group of Russian warships, led by the Admiral Chabanenko destroyer visited Cuba in December last year during a Caribbean tour.
Mr Litvinenko is thought to have been close to journalist Anna Politkovskaya, another opponent of the Kremlin who was shot dead last month, and said recently he was investigating her murder. It was after being handed documents apparently relating to the case that he was taken ill more than two weeks ago.
But he is perhaps best known for a book in which he alleges that agents co-ordinated the 1999 apartment block bombings in Russia that killed more than 300 people. He now appears to have fallen victim to the kind of plots which he wrote about.
Mr Litvinenko, 43, first became a security agent under the Soviet-era KGB, rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in its later incarnations.
He is reported to have fallen out with Vladimir Putin, then head of the security service, in the late 1990s, after failing in attempts to crack down on corruption within the organisation. In 1998, he first came to prominence by exposing an alleged plot to assassinate the then powerful tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who himself now lives in self-imposed exile in the UK. He was subsequently arrested on charges of abusing his office and spent nine months in a remand centre before being acquitted.
In 1999 he wrote Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within, in which he accused the current Russian security service, the FSB, of carrying out several apartment house bombings in 1999 that killed more than 300 people. The attacks, which Moscow blamed on Chechen rebels, helped swing public opinion behind Russia's second war in the breakaway republic.
Complaining of persecution, in 2000 Mr Litvinenko fled to the UK where he sought, and was granted, asylum. But after settling in an unnamed London suburb, the former spy continued to behave as if on the run, constantly changing his contact details. The Times newspaper reported that over the summer someone tried to push a pram loaded with petrol bombs at his front door. Appearing alongside high-profile opponents of President Putin, he has continued to make allegations about his former bosses. Perhaps most notably, he alleged that al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri was trained by the FSB in Dagestan in the years before 9/11.
By Konstantin Preobrazhensky
Americans generally believe that Russia is afraid of Islamic terrorism as much as the U.S.A. They are reminded of the war in Chechnya, the hostage crisis at the Beslan School in 2004 and at the Moscow Theater in 2002, and of the apartment house blasts in Moscow in 1999, where over 200 people were killed. It is clear that Russians are also targets of terrorism today.
But in all these events, the participation of the FSB, Federal Security Service, inheritor to the KGB, is also clear. Their involvement in the Moscow blasts has been proven by lawyer Mikhail Trepashkin, a former FSB Colonel. For this he was illegally imprisoned, and is now suffering torture and deprivation of medical assistance, from which he is not likely to survive.
A key distinction between Russian and American attitudes towards Islamic terrorism is that while for America terrorism is largely seen as an exterior menace, Russia uses terrorism as an object as a tool of the state for manipulation in and outside the home country. Islamic terrorism is only part of the world of terrorism. Long before Islamic terrorism became a global threat, the KGB had used terrorism to facilitate the victory of world Communism.
This leads to the logical connection between Russian and Islamic terrorism. The late Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned in London in November, 2006, told me that his former FSB colleagues had trained famous Al-Qaeda terrorists Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Juma Namangoniy during the 1980s and 1990s. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, has been responsible for the murder of U.S. nationals outside the United States. Before his death, Juma Namangoniy (Jumabai Hojiyev), a native of Soviet Uzbekistan, was a right-hand man of Osama bin Laden in charge of the Taliban's northern front in Afghanistan.
In 1996, Alexander Litvinenko was responsible for securing the secrecy of Al-Zawahiri's arrival in Russia, who was trained by FSB instructors in Dagestan, Northern Caucasus, in 1996-1997.
At that time, Litvinenko was the Head of the Subdivision for Internationally Wanted Terrorists of the First Department of the Operative-Inquiry Directorate of the FSB Anti-Terrorist Department. He was ordered to undertake the delicate mission of securing Al-Zawahiri from unintentional disclosure by the Russian police. Though Al-Zawahiri had been brought to Russia by the FSB using a false passport, it was still possible for the police to learn about his arrival and report to Moscow for verification. Such a process could disclose Al-Zawahiri as an FSB collaborator.
In order to prevent this, Litvinenko visited a group of the highly placed police officers to notify them in advance. "If you get information about some suspicious Arabs arriving in the Caucasus, please report it to me before informing your leadership", he told them.
Juma Namangoniy was once a student of the Saboteur Training Center of the First Chief Directorate of the KGB in 1989-91. The school was notorious for the international terrorists who matriculated from it. It now belongs to the FSB, and since only KGB staff officers were allowed to study there, Juma Namangoniy's presence clearly suggests that he was much more than a civil collaborator.
Mohammed Atta, the pilot of the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, had met with a senior Iraqi intelligence agent in Prague, Czech Republic, five months before the attack. But Iraqi intelligence was just a client of Russia's intelligence service. It brings a new understanding to the fact that President Putin was the first foreign President to call President Bush on 9/11. One may conjecture that he knew in advance what was to happen.
Muslim Name and Communist Heart
Tartars have always been patriotic to Russia. Their independent kingdom was conquered by Russia in the 16th century, but their gentry were allowed to join the Russian upper class and enjoy all its privileges. Even today, many Russian families of noble origin have Tartar origins. Russia has a half-millennium of experience in turning conquered Muslim nations into obedient citizens by bribing their elite.
There are many Soviet Muslims, therefore, who seem to face no conflict of spirit. One can be a Muslim in name only, whose heart belongs to Communism. There have been a lot of such people among Russian Muslims, especially among the Tartars. The Soviet Union has typically preferred to appoint them as ambassadors to Muslim countries. Their Muslim names give them a pass to the local society, but their Communist hearts order them to serve world Communism and not the world of Islam.
In the Soviet period, the highest leadership of the Muslim republics like Uzbekistan were unofficially allowed to practice Islam under the guise of folk rites, even though their Russian colleagues were severely reprimanded for participating in such Christian "rites" as Christmas or Easter. Unlike today, Soviet cartoonists were able to mock Islam as they mocked all other religions and it didn't bring any special reaction.
Muslims of the Uzbek and other Central Asian republics' elite joined the KGB intelligence in order to spy on fellow Muslim countries. In the KGB, I have met a lot of such quasi-Muslim officers.
Russia Grows Muslim
Putin continues the traditional Russian policy of giving privileges to the Muslim elite. Today's Russian Minister of Healthcare, Mikhail Zurabov, is a Chechen. His political agenda includes the total destruction of the Russian healthcare system, looking like revenge for the war in Chechnya. Putin shows no concern over that.
Strategically Russia is surrendering to the Muslim world. The Russian population is declining rapidly, being undermined by 70 years of Communist experiment and the cold indifference of post-communist rulers. Annually, Russia is losing 900 thousand people who are being replaced by Muslims from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Islam is now the second-largest religion in Russia, where it may total up to 28 million adherents. Because of this, Russia was able to join the Organization of the Islamic Conference in 2003.
Russia's great qualitative population change represents both a departure from the past and a strengthening link with it. The synergies between the history of Russia's national policies of terrorism and the radical Islamic terrorism that it is spreading around the world are natural partners that may severely impact on America's own future.
Konstantin Preobrazhensky, a former Lt. Colonel in the KGB who defected to the United States in 1993, is an intelligence expert and specialist on Japan, about which he has written six books. His newest book Russian-American, A New KGB Asset will be published in late 2007. This article was first published by Gerard Group International, Intel Analyses, 31 August 2007.
keep on buying into anti-Russian propaganda, there is a lot of it out there for you
I have been to Russia on numerous occasions in the last 15 years and have seen the changes in their politics and mentality with my own eyes.
Looks like a Marusho.
Funny how you can't cite anything specific, or dismantle the "propaganda" in any way. BTW, your handle is quite ironic.
keep on buying into anti-Russian propaganda, there is a lot of it out there for you
I have been to Russia on numerous occasions in the last 15 years and have seen the changes in their politics and mentality with my own eyes
Personally I’d love to own a Ural with a sidecar.
Do you have nothing else to do with your time than hijack any thread mentioning Russia with the same years-old spam? Give it a break. It’s getting boring.
He puts his KGB BUTT on a HARLEY??
OH The HUMANITY!
You are either dumb beyond belief and/or don't want folks to know the truth about KGB Putin and Russia. They have never stopped undermining our national security and building up/supporting our enemies (Ahmedinejad/Iran, Saddam Hussein, Hugo Chavez, the Castro Bros, on and on). They have held 3 sets of joint war games with the ChiComs in the past 5 years. They stand by North Korea and every other Communist dictatorship on Earth (strange for a non-communist "Capitalist" country, wouldn't you say?) They also seek to bring back the Soviet Union, with Comrade Obama's hot and eager help.
In which case, take the time and effort to write a post saying so when you feel it’s appropriate. Stop insulting the intelligence of all those who read this forum by deluging it with the same old post again and again and again. Any dumb hick can cut and paste. This is a forum for sharing and expressing intelligent opinions.
I get enough gratuitous, nonsensical spam dropped in my inbox every day: I dont need to read more of it here, posted by supposedly intelligent people at FR. I come here to get away from that kind of garbage.
Everyone whos ever read a thread concerning Russia here has waded through your opinions a hundred times already. You never have anything new to say: just the same old mile-long cut-and-paste which youve been posting every day for years now. If you wish to start a thread to make a valid point concerning particular issues connected with Russia or Putin: please do so. Ill read it with interest, and will be happy to contribute by posting my opinions on the matter and discussing it sensibly and amicably there.
In short: youre entitled to your opinions: I respect that. I many even agree with them. But please respect my right, in a public conservative forum, to read a newsworthy thread concerning a subject which may be of interest to me (and many others) without hijacking it with interminable spam on every single occasion. If youve got a point to make: make it. Then move on, and grow up.
Putin rides a tricycle! ha ha
What friggin "opinions"?? They are FACTS! Russia IS backing and building up our enemies! THEY ARE retreating to their totalitarian ways! There HAS BEEN numerous "mysterious" assassinations and assassination attempts of political foes of KGB Putin, be they former KGB officials now spilling the beans on him, reporters critical of he and and his regime, or leaders of other countries, possibly even Poland's near entire leadership! THEY ARE reeling in their former satellites and trying to bring back the Soviet Union!
Olog-hai to Smith Winston:
“Funny how you can’t cite anything specific, or dismantle the “propaganda” in any way.”
He can’t because most of it is absolute fact. The rest is quite possibly fact.
Do you really not get it??
OK, one last time, in simple language:
No-one is (necessarily) disagreeing with your opinions per se. What youre being asked to do is to stop SPAMMING this forum. This means: please stop cutting-and-pasting the same very-long thread to every single post you read, again and again and again. This doesnt help your argument or assist in making your point. If anything, it has quite the opposite effect: as soon as those who read here regularly see your name, they scroll on down with a sigh.
In short: it makes you look like a none-too-bright obsessive who has too much time on his hands. This may be the truth of the matter: in which case Im wasting my time trying to explain it to you. But on the offchance it isnt: some friendly advice from someone (a) knows Russia considerably better than you do and (b) agrees with your opinions more than you may imagine:
When you have something of originality and intelligence to add to a thread, please do so. When you dont, dont. And please stopping spamming us on FR. Were not all idiots.
The Ural is a no holds barred copy of a 1938 BMW..
The paint and metal works sucks and it has little power, but it is a reliable ride.They sell for a cheap price and they get the job done.
A three wheeled Harley. Dr. Laura rides one of those.
I like it because of the nostalgia and because I’ve always liked Beemer twins, and you can’t buy a Beemer like that anymore.
In search of Larry Sinclair.
That was cool! Thanks.
I compare Russia more to Czarist Russia, than the Soviet Union.
Was going to post something similar, but you said it much more tactfully than I could. FRegards!
This statement shows just how dumb you are. The background info and/or reminders I'm providing on Russia and KGB Putin ("spam") is vital for folks to know. Since even FoxNews rarely reports on their activities, a LOT of people, even here, have a totally misguided view. Some, like kronos77 and others, actually are quite fond of the SOB (Putin). In short, what this site needs is MORE info like I'm providing, not less! And the last thing it needs is phonies like you making excuses for the evilness that is still Russia!
Tell me, what have you been doing in terms of helping educate those here who don't know much about Russia's ongoing efforts to undermine us? Or do you only have nice things to say about them as well?
I’m glad the criticism of your posting methods has bothered you. As the poster I complemented said, it’s not the material, it’s the manner in which it’s posted. People stop reading.
If you think you’re on this board to educate people about the evils of Russia, post your own threads instead of junking up any thread that pops up when you do a search for ‘Putin’ or ‘Russia’. The posts to this thread go on for 6 posts before you spam the next 6 posts with your stuff. Most of the posts afterwards are criticisms of you or your responses to others’ criticism.
It’s the method, not the message. When you start a new thread and if you come up with a ping list for your threads, put me on it. Until then, please reexamine your posting practices.
Who the hell said I hated everything Russian? I love Anna Kournikova. What I hate is puff pieces like this which glorify that evil POS KGB Putin and the new Russian totalitarian dictatorship. In fact, the only thing I hate more are the low life scum phonies who defend it.
So what was it you have being doing to help educate poorly informed people on the threats from Russia? I must have missed it.
Clearly my original assessment of you (a none-too-bright obsessive with too much time on his hands) was spot-on.
You’re only embarrassing yourself now, with every new post you make here. What people are objecting to is your methods, not your opinions. But that’s clearly too much, mentally, for you to grasp.
Your only reaction to ‘we understand what you’re trying to say, ETL, and many of us may agree, but please stop spamming us with exactly the same post, every single day’ is to throw insults at people. The same post, again and again and again, is not ‘more info’, it’s ‘repeated info’, in which people lose interest because of the amount of times they’re forced to plow through it. You aren’t educating anyone: you’re just bugging them: there is a difference.
With that, I’ll rest my case and leave you to continue throwing public tantrums here if you feel you must. But do you honestly think this kind of behavior furthers your argument in some way? Do you truly not see that you’re achieving exactly the opposite effect of what you claim you’re seeking to do?
Go screw yourself. You're the idiot if you think even 10% of this site understands what's going on with Russia. Then again, I see you as a Putin ass kisser/apologist. You probably don't want folks to know what the Russians have been up to. You'd rather try to trash me instead helping inform them. I saw your response on that other puff piece thread on KGB Putin. You were all excited about him riding some motorcycle. You probably have posters of him up on your bedroom wall. Friggin creep.
I just realized this is the thread about KGB Putin on the motorcycle. I thought it was the other where you were trying to block anything bad being said about him. You clearly have no problems with anyone gushing over him. That doesn’t bother you in the least. It’s only the negative comments that trouble you so much.
lol - you’re doing a perfectly good job of trashing yourself. I don’t think you need much help from the rest of us :)
What “rest of us”? Most here I’m sure appreciate the info I’ve put together and shared. It’s obvious phonies like you that cover for Putin that people here should want to see trashed. That is, anyone with an IQ beyond that of a golf ball.
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