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Russia offers help to U.S. after deadly hurricane
RussiaJournal ^ | Aug 31, 2005

Posted on 08/31/2005 9:10:57 AM PDT by jb6

MOSCOW — Russia is ready to assist the United States in dealing with the damage caused by hurricane Katrina, which has taken 68 lives so far and left behind a tremendous amount of devastation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message to U.S. President George Bush Tuesday.

"Russia deeply sympathizes with Americans, who faced a disaster of such a colossal scale, and is ready to offer necessary assistance," Putin said.

Putin asked Bush to extend his condolences to families and relatives of those killed in the disaster.

"Accept my sincere words of regret in connection with the natural calamity in the USA. I know that hurricane Katrina, which swept the southeast coast of the country, resulted in deaths, left tens of thousands of Americans without roofs over their heads, and caused substantial damage to the region's economy," the message said. /RIA Novosti/


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: aid; allies; assistance; help; humanitarianrelief; hurricane; katrina; neworleans; relief; russia
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1 posted on 08/31/2005 9:10:58 AM PDT by jb6
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To: jb6

Thank you Russia.


2 posted on 08/31/2005 9:11:37 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways)
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To: jb6

Our appreciation to Russia and its people.


3 posted on 08/31/2005 9:12:15 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: jb6

Thanks to Russia for their offer.


4 posted on 08/31/2005 9:12:33 AM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for our country than anyone can ever imagine. He is solid as a rock)
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To: jb6

FYI..there's a big article in the NY Times today about the Beslan school massacre..it stil hasn't been rebuilt...


5 posted on 08/31/2005 9:12:50 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: jb6

Thank you Russia and Germany.



6 posted on 08/31/2005 9:13:07 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: jb6

Russia's a superpower with class.


7 posted on 08/31/2005 9:13:13 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: ßuddaßudd

Agreed, atleast someone is stepping up to the plate.


8 posted on 08/31/2005 9:13:14 AM PDT by CrazyJoeDivola
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To: jb6

Are they the first to offer help? Weren't they the first on the phone after 9/11?


9 posted on 08/31/2005 9:13:28 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: jb6

This I did not expect. Thank you, Russia!


10 posted on 08/31/2005 9:13:33 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: jb6

Interesting . . . I have some thoughts on this, but I'd like to sit back and see what some of my fellow Freepers who have had a closer eye on Russian than I have to say first.


11 posted on 08/31/2005 9:14:01 AM PDT by Buggman (Baruch ata Adonai Elohanu, Mehlech ha Olam, asher nathan lanu et derech ha y’shua b’Mashiach Yeshua.)
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To: jb6
Russia Ready to Send Rescuers to Katrina Disaster Area

Created: 31.08.2005 17:37 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 18:19

MosNews

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has offered the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency help in conducting search-and-rescue operations after Hurricane Katrina hit the American Gulf Coast and surged northward, RIA Novosti reports.

Two Russian Ilyshin cargo planes with rescue workers, search helicopters and special equipment for off-line operations in disaster areas are on standby at the Ramenskoe aerodrome outside Moscow ready to leave for the United States.

Ministry employees are also ready to participate in the search for and rescue of hurricane victims, including any Russian citizens that may be in the Gulf region.

The Ministry has also offered to send a Russian expert to the rescue headquarters near New Orleans.

Hurricane Katrina that hit the U.S. Monday has left most of New Orleans flooded. In some of the city districts the level of water has risen more than six meters above the ground. Several thousand people remained in the city despite calls for it to be evacuated. Many of them are on rooftops waiting for rescue teams.

Hundreds of people are feared dead in Mississippi and Louisiana following what was described as the most destructive storm to hit the United States in decades

12 posted on 08/31/2005 9:14:48 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: Wiz; spanalot

Here's an another opportunity for you two to rag on the Russians.


13 posted on 08/31/2005 9:15:42 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: ValenB4; anonymoussierra; zagor-te-nej; Freelance Warrior; kedr; Sober 4 Today; BrooklynGOP; ...

ping


14 posted on 08/31/2005 9:15:58 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: jb6

Well, just d@mn.

Thank you very much, Russia!


15 posted on 08/31/2005 9:16:16 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: rhombus

Japan has offered help.Where is Canada?


16 posted on 08/31/2005 9:16:19 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

Canada is trying to figure out how to look kindhearted without helping any of the "yanky" scum.


17 posted on 08/31/2005 9:17:36 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: jb6

Any chance they have ships that could get there quickly?


18 posted on 08/31/2005 9:18:08 AM PDT by Styria
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To: jb6

Thank you Russkies!


19 posted on 08/31/2005 9:18:23 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: jb6

It's good to hear. I know that the Russian people are good folks. Ive gotten several letters of concern from friends in Russia over that last two days.


20 posted on 08/31/2005 9:18:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: jb6

well....how about that!....

Have we heard from France?/sarcasm off


21 posted on 08/31/2005 9:18:52 AM PDT by auto power
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To: ncountylee

Germany has not offered help. In fact, they said Katrina was our fault because we did not heed the global warming warnings.


22 posted on 08/31/2005 9:19:44 AM PDT by jillym
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To: jb6

Send hospital boats, generators, buses, pumps, dry food, rescue teams...Now, not in two weeks.


23 posted on 08/31/2005 9:19:55 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: Styria

Interesting you should say that. Here's an eye openner. One training project I was managing in the military had a sea lift component. So I go down to Jacksonville Fl to inspect the facilities and there in the middle of the military side of the docks is a huge Russian freighter being loaded up with Marine equipment. Yup, the Russians and Norwegians are the ones shipping us around these days.


24 posted on 08/31/2005 9:20:08 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: jb6

You mean without "touching" any of them.


25 posted on 08/31/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: jb6

Spasibo.


26 posted on 08/31/2005 9:20:37 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: jb6

Thanks Russia and Germany!


27 posted on 08/31/2005 9:20:38 AM PDT by afnamvet
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To: jillym

Did they really? Shaking my head in disbelief. Get our bases out of there and tell them to blame the economic damage on Global Warming too.


28 posted on 08/31/2005 9:21:21 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: since1868

They were going to send their navy, but it's not back from a bass fishing trip.


29 posted on 08/31/2005 9:22:03 AM PDT by Redcloak (We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin' "whiskey for my men and beer for my horses!")
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To: auto power
Have we heard from France?

Naw, they still ticked since hearing the rumor the President's appointing John Gibson to serve as Ambassador to France.

:-)

30 posted on 08/31/2005 9:23:27 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Styria

You mean they could dock on Bourbon St. pier?


31 posted on 08/31/2005 9:24:21 AM PDT by When do we get liberated?
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To: jillym

Germany also said Katrina's effects would ripple to the EU and ruin their economy. Oh, well.


32 posted on 08/31/2005 9:26:10 AM PDT by hershey
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To: auto power

This is their vacation month. IIRC, they don't even check in on the elderly they leave behind in historically hot weather. Maybe after they return.


33 posted on 08/31/2005 9:26:18 AM PDT by twigs
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To: jb6

This is great--let the goodwill triumph all the time. Regardless of my overall negative view of Putin, in this case he did a right thing. It would be great if rescuers from Russia, Europe and other places will be invited to participate in the rescue effort. America is always ready to help whenever disaster strikes no matter what the political relations with the affected country.


34 posted on 08/31/2005 9:26:44 AM PDT by sergey1973 (Russian American Political Blogger, Arm Chair Strategist)
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To: jb6
Just as an interesting note, Putin was the first foreign leader to call President Bush on Sept. 11th.
35 posted on 08/31/2005 9:27:28 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Cindy Sheehan, Pat Buchanan, John Conyers, and David Duke Are Just Different Sides of the Same Coin.)
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To: hershey

Yup, lets worry about your own arses in the future now rather then offer to help or worry about your "ally's" sufferring citizens now. Typical of the EU Fourth Reichers.


36 posted on 08/31/2005 9:27:39 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: jb6

Yes, they really did say that. I saw the article yesterday...can't find the link for it right now but I totally agree with you. Get our US military out of there pronto!!


37 posted on 08/31/2005 9:28:25 AM PDT by jillym
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To: jb6

Wow. Many thanks.


38 posted on 08/31/2005 9:28:25 AM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (Bless those in need this day)
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To: sergey1973

I'll be really surprised if any of the main EU nations send anyone. The Germans are busy reading us lectures rather then offerring help.


39 posted on 08/31/2005 9:28:54 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: jb6; Agrarian; FormerLib; katnip

whoo-HOO!! Thanks for posting.


40 posted on 08/31/2005 9:29:14 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: jb6

wow never thought they had it in them


41 posted on 08/31/2005 9:29:21 AM PDT by DM1
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To: jb6; sergey1973; All



“There’ll be help coming for your great nation just it’s time situation. I know you have resources and power to help yourself for your kindness and love of it ete be patient there are people around this world who love your country and will help you. God Bless you all.”




thank you"jb6" thank you"sergey1973"thank you all!!!!!!


42 posted on 08/31/2005 9:30:38 AM PDT by anonymoussierra
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To: RusIvan; wildandcrazyrussian; Honorary Serb

ping


43 posted on 08/31/2005 9:31:30 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: one more state

PING


44 posted on 08/31/2005 9:32:15 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: jb6

Great news - particularly since Russia probably has a lot of equipment and expertise (large cargo planes, heavy helicopters, rescue crews, etc.). As for other countries, I would be willing to bet that most major countries have already been in contact with our government to offer their assistance. One of the problems right now is that there may not be a clear picture of what is needed, and where any aid should be sent.

For example, if Canada is ready to send food and water to the victims, where would they send it? I hope I am wrong, but it seems that things are not yet sufficiently organized or progressing to the point that officials can even direct humanitarian aid to certain locations.


45 posted on 08/31/2005 9:32:49 AM PDT by The Noodle
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To: since1868
Where is Canada?

North of the 49th parallel.
46 posted on 08/31/2005 9:33:59 AM PDT by BJClinton (+ /_\)
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To: jb6; Tailgunner Joe; spanalot

I just this minute got off the phone with my wife who is in Volgograd, Russia. She stated Russians are extremely upset, and are talking about nothing else. They are looking at where they can help.


47 posted on 08/31/2005 9:35:20 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: DM1

They did on 912.


48 posted on 08/31/2005 9:35:33 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: GarySpFc

Dimes to nickles a certain clique of posters won't touch this with a ten foot IP.


49 posted on 08/31/2005 9:37:18 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: The Noodle

Canada offerred help after 9-11. The people are very kind. Plus, they send us all their models & comedians.


50 posted on 08/31/2005 9:38:26 AM PDT by Feiny (The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... ...)
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