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50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea intervention
AFP ^ | 3/15/2014 | Huw Griffith

Posted on 03/15/2014 9:53:41 AM PDT by FreeReign

Moscow — Around 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow Saturday in protest at Russia's intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule.

Waving both Ukrainian and Russian flags and shouting slogans heard during the anti-government protests in Kiev, the demonstrators urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull troops back from a Cold War-style confrontation.

Marchers carried placards reading "Putin, get out of Ukraine" and others comparing Russia's move on Crimea with the Nazi annexation of the Sudetenland as Europe rushed headlong into World War II.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; crimeacrisis; russia; russiademonstrations; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/15/2014 9:53:41 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Oooops, looks like someone overlooked something.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 9:55:13 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: FreeReign

Notice how the media can find protests against Putin but NO SIGNIFICANT opposition to Obama????

Almost like the media is part of the Obamacult, dontcha think?


3 posted on 03/15/2014 10:00:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

don’tcha think?
dontcha think?

All the obama cultists...

They are the culture of useful idiots.

Talk about the keystone pipeline.

Energy equals gas for cars, heat for homes, energy for industry , employment for people....basically a healthy economy

But the idiots want to starve America.

Lets ask them to give up the heat to their homes and their cars!


4 posted on 03/15/2014 10:06:02 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: maggief

How long before see a post that say, doesn’t matter because they are Russian speaking Russians LOL.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 10:06:30 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: FreeReign

Nazis!! Banderites!!
:)


6 posted on 03/15/2014 10:06:46 AM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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To: FreeReign

Ooops....remember folks. Sarah Palin can see the Russian gulags from her house.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 10:07:27 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“Oooops, looks like someone overlooked something.”

And putin will say to the protesters to sit down and shut up because he has a pen and a phone, too.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: crosslink
It doesn't matter, they are just Russian speaking Russians.

glad to oblige...

9 posted on 03/15/2014 10:19:27 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: FreeReign

How about a ‘Don’t call my bluff’ moment could have been containment. IMHO they are still a 3rd world country that may have been bluffed back into their own borders, this time. And yes, I think freedom is that important.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Son House

What flavor is that Kool-Aid you’re drinking?


11 posted on 03/15/2014 10:33:05 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: FreeReign

Guessing a strong silent majority are on Putin’s side when it comes to Crimea.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 10:35:14 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: FreeReign
Agence France-Presse

Working since 2007 to support the media, raise professional standards and defend press freedom, the AFP Foundation is one of the leading providers of journalism training operating in English, French and Arabic - meeting the needs of journalists accross the world.

Based in AFP headquarters in Paris, with sub-offices in London and Jordan, our staff of four devise and administer media training programmes carried out by professional journalist trainers drawn from AFP’s worldwide network of reporters, photographers and editors.

The Franco Islamic EU view of the news.

13 posted on 03/15/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Herodes

Boston Tea. And your point, please? I know many disagree, but why and what would your solution be?


14 posted on 03/15/2014 10:39:51 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: PaulCruz2016

That means 11,450,000 Muscovites didn’t rally against Crimea intervention.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: null and void

BAHHHHHH , see post 12 bahhhhh


16 posted on 03/15/2014 10:40:34 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: FreeReign

This doesn’t really make a lot of sense. There’s more to it I’m sure.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: FreeReign
“Around 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow”

Doesn't matter, they all are Soros, brought to Moscow by Monsanto's black helicopters.

18 posted on 03/15/2014 10:41:40 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Sacajaweau
"This doesn’t really make a lot of sense. There’s more to it I’m sure."

Yep. So here goes Putin on a pony for you.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 10:46:24 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: FreeReign

The Ukrainian Flag is blue and yellow. Now look at the pictures again.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 10:46:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Nazis ?


21 posted on 03/15/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

Reactionary Ukrainian imposters, funded by George Soros, who couldn’t even get the flags right!


22 posted on 03/15/2014 10:55:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: FreeReign

Isn't that cute.

23 posted on 03/15/2014 10:57:32 AM PDT by McGruff (I do not like the current Uncle Sam...)
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To: Sacajaweau
The Ukrainian Flag is blue and yellow. Now look at the pictures again.

Okay let's look again.


24 posted on 03/15/2014 11:01:25 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Herodes

And how about using that Kinetic stuff like was done in Libya? Yeah, I know there’s a lot more details here, but don’t all Democrats fight wars without boots on the ground anyhow? (think Clinton in Serbia)


25 posted on 03/15/2014 11:04:31 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: FreeReign

>Marchers carried placards reading “Putin, get out of Ukraine”<

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Would not be surprising if Johnny Ketchup is among the crowd.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 11:04:34 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Maybe Russia will have a coup d’état as well like Ukraine had.


27 posted on 03/15/2014 12:23:05 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: FreeReign

It can be dangerous to protest Putin in Russia. Putin and Putinistas become deranged with anger and Putin will put the police on them.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 12:42:46 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The demonstartions are a good thing. It shows that Russia is a democracy and people can express themselves. I do not think this group is a majority of Russian People. The vote will happen, Criema will join the Russian Federation, and there will be a peace. OR the Ukranians will fight—try to take back Criema and start a war—Unlikely but possible if they think the US and EU will send help to them. We will just go to the UN—pour some good Vodka down the drain and watch as the Ukrainians get put out on the Meat hooks. It will be like Georgia four years ago. Next week is critical.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled 50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea intervention, SoFloFreeper wrote:
Notice how the media can find protests against Putin but NO SIGNIFICANT opposition to Obama????

Let’s not get carried away. While listening to Kudlow’s rebroadcast over WJR am 760. ABC radio news reported the crowd at 13,000 but they did report the Moscow protest once..


30 posted on 03/15/2014 7:21:58 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: FreeReign

Time for another Obama vacation?


31 posted on 03/15/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT by matt04
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To: null and void

Probably would not be permitted here in the USSA.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 9:02:49 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: OldArmy52

It would be reported as “dozens” of protesters, just like the last time 800,000+ showed up.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 9:29:53 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: FreeReign

Undoubtedly a demonstration fomented by the meddling US imperialist undercover agents. /s


34 posted on 03/15/2014 9:42:53 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: SoFloFreeper

>> Notice how the media can find protests against Putin but NO SIGNIFICANT opposition to Obama????

Excellent point!!!

Rush and Levin should take this up on Monday.

- - - - - -

The Media is the Country’s greatest threat!


35 posted on 03/15/2014 11:28:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: FreeReign

This report is for western consumption.

Where I live, nobody is getting emotional about things in Crimea (I am about 200 miles from Crimea). Everybody here locally knows someone in Ukraine, or has family there. The general consensus it that it’s terrible about what is happening, but nobody it to a point of marching through the streets.

Not saying that 50,000 people didn’t show up, but how many times did the press in the US Photoshop Obama rallies to show a far greater turnout than actually occurred?


36 posted on 03/16/2014 12:53:32 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: FreeReign
There sure were a lot of protesters, and they looked determined.

Oh, wait. That photo is from a Tea Party rally in Washington DC......sorry. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

37 posted on 03/16/2014 3:27:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: FreeReign

What would you bet that this person is in the streets over there?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3133471/posts


38 posted on 03/16/2014 3:42:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
If the Russians annex Crimea and the Ukrainians DO NOT get violent and start a war, will that be the end of it or would Russia attempt to take more territory? Serious question, just asking your opinion. I really don't know what will happen.
39 posted on 03/16/2014 6:44:24 AM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Where I live, nobody is getting emotional about things in Crimea (I am about 200 miles from Crimea). Everybody here locally knows someone in Ukraine, or has family there. The general consensus it that it’s terrible about what is happening, but nobody it to a point of marching through the streets.

You're in Russia?

Here in the US I work with a Jewish Ukrainian lady. She left Ukraine a number of years ago thinking that she would never look back.

But with the events now unfolding in the Ukraine, she says that she is surprised to find herself now prideful that she's Ukrainian and that her friends and family still in Ukraine who also didn't care much about their country previously, now feel very nationalistic or patriotic about the Ukraine.

40 posted on 03/16/2014 8:44:20 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign
Yes, I live in Krasnodar Krai. I have yet to meet anyone who is anti-Ukranian, or is chomping at the bit to invade Ukraine.

When you raise the issue of Crimea, the usual comment is: That WAS part of Russia until Khrushchev gave it away...

41 posted on 03/16/2014 8:55:12 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: himno hero

.... Yes, a pussy riot will do indeed. Maybe Putin plans on nuking San Francisco to make these losers feel like they are martyrs who will blame Bush and Christians instead. What a campaign language for sheeples. It has worked so far.


42 posted on 03/16/2014 6:59:12 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bingo.


43 posted on 03/16/2014 9:30:09 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: elhombrelibre; All

With those fears, 50,000 is respectible numbe.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 12:59:12 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Herodes

Coming soon to a theater near you: Kool Aide, the documentary (a film by my friend Joey..showing govt absurdity & corruption in NYC...a comedy)


45 posted on 03/17/2014 1:54:34 AM PDT by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Navy Patriot

“The Franco Islamic EU view of the news.”

AFP makes Reuters look objective and fair balanced.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 8:59:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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