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  • Russians mark Putin’s 18th year in power by reprising Brezhnev-style anecdotes

    08/11/2017 5:37:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Euromaidan Press ^ | 2017/08/10
    Eighteen years ago, Vladimir Putin was named Russian prime minister putting him on course to become the ruler of Russia under various titles ever since. Those born on August 9, 1999, who became legally adults today have never lived under any other leader. In the intervening period, Putin has won enormous authority not only among those who have known no other ruler but also among their elders, but he has also suffered the fate of previous Moscow rulers who remained in office a long time: he and his regime have become the subject of Russian anecdotes that resemble those Soviets...
  • Ever wonder what life was like in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev? (vanity)

    06/23/2015 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    June 23, 2015 | me
    Just wait awhile, it will soon be like that in the USA. Dissenters in Brezhnev's Russia weren't shot, as was the case when Stalin was in charge. Instead, dissenters lost their positions. They became outcasts. And many were sent to mental institutions. The same has already started to happen with professionals here. If a professor questions global warming, he will be denied tenure. If a businessman questions affirmative action, he will be called a racist and will be forced to resign. And the list goes on.
  • Atheist Communists slaughtered more than 100 Million people in the last century

    05/16/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Milagros · 31 replies
    Book ^ | 2009 | Harold Eberle
    Harold Eberle: "Christianity Unshackled: Are You A Truth Seeker," Destiny Image Publishers, 2009 Stalin was responsible for about 20 million deaths and Mao Zedong's regime for approximately 70 million.  Pol Pot, who led the Communist Party faction known as the Khmer Rouge, killed over 1.5 million of his own Cambodian people.6 Add to these numbers the atrocities committed by Soviet dictators like Lenin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev. Also add atheists like Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-il. All total, atheistic regimes have slaughtered more than 100 million people within the last 100 years. That averages to more than 1 million people per year....
  • Putin Plans Return to Cold War Atmosphere - praise for Brezhnev and plans for 'Eurasian Union'

    10/06/2011 12:38:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2011
    This week at the UN left the distinct feeling of Cold War deיja vu. Russia and China were arrayed against the United States and Western Europe in blocking an anti-Syrian resolution at the UN. .... The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the defeated resolution as one that fomented tension, and "contained one-sided accusations against Damascus and an ultimatum-like threat of sanctions against the Syrian authorities.” .... Xinhua, the Chinese news agency, approvingly quoted the Syrian ambassador who claimed that the US and the Western Europeans "are undermining international legality and they are leading the whole world into a new colonial era...
  • Putin Aide Cites Brezhnev as 'Plus' for Russia

    10/05/2011 6:17:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2011 | GREGORY L. WHITE
    A computer-generated picture of an aged Putin wearing Mr. Brezhnev's trademark medal-encrusted uniform. MOSCOW—Vladimir Putin's plan to return to the presidency next year, which could open the way for him to rule for another 12 years, has drawn critical comparisons to long-serving Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. While many in Russia and the West see Mr. Brezhnev's reign as one of stagnant totalitarianism, for Mr. Putin's spokesman the analogy isn't a bad thing at all. "Brezhnev wasn't a minus for the history of our country, he was a huge plus," Dmitry Peskov told Dozhd, an independent Russian television network. "He laid...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • Officials Erase Historic Berlin Wall Mural (Honecker Kissing Brezhnev)

    05/09/2009 8:28:20 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 3 replies · 1,131+ views
    Der Spiegel Online ^ | March 27, 2009 | Malte Göbel
    One of the most famous paintings on the Berlin Wall, depicting Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev kissing his East German counterpart Erich Honecker, has been destroyed by the authorities. The artist is fuming, but he says he will paint a new image. It was an image that went around the world. Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev leaning in to kiss his East German counterpart Erich Honecker, a larger-than-life painting daubed onto a remnant of the Berlin Wall. Before long it became one of the most famous pictures on Berlin's East Side Gallery, the mural bedecked Wall which is now Berlin's longest remaining...
  • The Real Story of the Weathermen (Communist Cuba Trained and Supported Ayers and Others)

    10/23/2008 6:42:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies · 1,799+ views
    YouTube ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2008
    An almost ten minute excerpt from a 1982 Canadian Broadcasting Corp. documentary on the KGB. The posted section focuses on Communist Cuba's involvement in training, funding and giving orders to the Weathermen.Much of the info comes from an interview with Larry Grathwohl, who is in the film No Place to Hide.The CBC documentary ties the Weathermen, the Cuban government and a French-Canadian seperatist group,the FLQ.The documentary also features an interview with an unnamed Cuban and an unnamed figure involved with the FLQ and a 1965 plot by balck radicals to bomb the Statue of Liberty.The video was just posted today....
  • Afghan Fundamentalism: The Role of the U.S., Russia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

    05/06/2005 11:14:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies · 902+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 12/12/2004 | David Storobin
    Afghan Fundamentalism: The Role of the U.S., Russia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia David Storobin, Esq. - 12/12/2004 Victor Boot was a graduate of Military Institute for Foreign Languages in Moscow, a known school for Russian intelligence. He was the son of the son-in-law of foreign Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, who initiated the Russian policy of secretly assisting Islamic terrorists. In 1997, Boot arrived in the United Arab Emirates for the first time. From UAE, it was easier for Boot to funnel Russian weaponry to Afghanistan. In June 2001 - less than three months before September 11 - Pakistani intelligence described...
  • Nostalgia Remains Strong for Brezhnev Era

    12/15/2006 6:58:19 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 18 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 16th, 2006 | Nabi Abdullaev
    Many remember Leonid Brezhnev as a mumbling dotard with dark bushy eyebrows and a cuirass of medals pinned on his broad chest. But more Russians today would rather live under Brezhnev, who would have turned 100 on Tuesday, than any other Soviet or post-Soviet leader, with the exception of President Vladimir Putin. "Brezhnev himself lived well, and he allowed others to live," said Marina Pukhalskaya, a Moscow pensioner who received free higher education, a relatively prestigious job as a civil engineer and, eventually, a free apartment during an 18-year rule that some quipped would never end. People who knew...
  • The Russia I lost

    11/25/2006 8:11:54 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 786+ views
    The New Statesman ^ | November 27, 2006 | Artemy Troitsky
    In Soviet times, to challenge the state was to risk one's freedom and one's life. But is it any different now in the new world of oligarchs and opulence? Here, Russia's best-known cultural journalist, Artemy Troitsky, fears for his country's future   At least in Brezhnev's time you knew where you stood. We had no illusions. Public life was black and white. Censorship was overwhelming. Journalists wrote under instruction and according to the social and political orders of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Now, in the new Russia of sushi bars and oligarchs, the situation is more shameful...
  • (Senator Ted) Kennedy Offered to Help Soviets Thwart U.S. Policies, KGB Papers Show

    11/02/2006 9:51:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 117 replies · 3,881+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 2, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    While Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1980, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) worked in close concert with high level Kremlin officials to alter the direction of U.S. policy, according to documents made available through a KGB defector.
  • The Golitsyn Predictions

    08/17/2006 6:07:20 PM PDT · by brain bleeds red · 164 replies · 3,643+ views
    Mark Riebling ^ | 08-17-06 | Mark Riebling
    Even if one rejects Golitsyn's overall thesis -- viz., that Gorbachev's changes comprised a long-term strategic deception -- one must still acknowledge that Golitsyn was the only analyst whose crystal ball was functioning during the key period of the late 20th century. When the Soviet Empire collapsed in 1989, the CIA was chastised for failing to foresee the change. "For a generation, the Central Intelligence Agency told successive presidents everything they needed to know about the Soviet Union," said Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, "except that it was about to fall apart." Sovietologists both inside and outside CIA were indeed baffled,...
  • Brezhnev hatched plot to kill Pope

    03/12/2006 12:35:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,387+ views
    London Times ^ | 3/12/06 | John Follain
    EVER since Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish gunman, shot the late Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981 in St Peter’s Square in Rome, investigators have tried to solve one of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries: did Agca act alone or was he obeying communist orders? This week an Italian parliamentary commission will officially conclude that Agca was part of a huge conspiracy masterminded by the GRU, the Soviet military secret service, on the orders of the politburo and Leonid Brezhnev, general secretary of the Communist party. The findings are already being considered by a Rome prosecutor who may...
  • Khrushchev's 1956 speech reverberates

    02/22/2006 7:35:45 AM PST · by libstripper · 85 replies · 3,670+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | February 22, 2006 | Nina L. Khrushcheva
    When Nikita Khrushchev died in 1971, I was still a girl, but I remember him well. We used to visit him on the weekends on his farm at Petrovo Dalnee, about 30 miles outside of Moscow. I would work with him among the tomatoes or beehives. Although to me he was my kindly old great-grandfather, my family assured me that he was a great man, a world leader, a liberator -- someone I should be proud of.
  • AAR... Ward Churchill protest

    03/02/2005 12:15:34 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 30 replies · 3,156+ views
    We did it... We protested churchill. There was a collection of pro-Churchill moonbats that showed up, and we protested them as well.
  • More trouble for Ward Churchill

    02/27/2005 7:37:24 AM PST · by alienken · 95 replies · 4,406+ views
    TROUBLE SPEAK Ward Churchill copied 'original' art piece Takes a swing at TV reporter who confronted him -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 26, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Professor Ward Churchill Adding to a growing list of allegations, controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill appears to have violated copyright law by claiming a reknowned artist's work as his own. Churchill, whose integrity has been challenged since news broke earlier last month of his paper blaming victims of 9-11 for the attacks, made an Indian-theme serigraph in 1981 called "Winter Attack" and printed 150 copies. But one of the buyers,...
  • Churchill fatwah accuses CIA and FBI of terrorism and of being a secret police

    02/21/2005 10:58:56 AM PST · by Snapple · 26 replies · 1,707+ views
    Orlando Direct Action Homepage ^ | No date given | Ward Churchill
    Ward Hill as a member of the schismatic Boulder/Denver branch of AIM [American Indian Movement] as spent his whole life trashing the FBI and police. Here is what he said in his "Roosting Chickens" article. He is an anarchist who publishes his books through anarchist publishers. He wants to trash our law enforcement and intelligence organizations so that we will be destroyed. He doesn't want to make them better. He want the USA off the planet. He has often depicted the FBI and CIA as terrorist organizations.
  • Operation Infinite Freep... Ward Churchill coming to UW-Whitewater on March 1st

    02/10/2005 1:55:38 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 48 replies · 2,727+ views
    Ward Churchill is the professor from Colorado University who called the dead in the World Trade Center "Nazis" and also said that the US deserved 9/11, and that we should have not fought back. Prof Churchill may get fired from the University of Colorado-Bolder He may appear on March 1st, time pending, if the administration approves of it.
  • WSJ: Ukraine, Vladimir and George -- It's no time for Chicken Kiev (Putin and Bush on Democracy)

    12/03/2004 5:23:26 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,203+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 3, 2004 | Editorial
    ...But this crisis is more than a test for Ukrainians. It is a test for those in the West who claim to favor democracy. Will the West sell out the Ukrainians? Does the West accept the notion that Ukraine belongs in Russia's sphere of influence, if not its actual empire? And will the West hold Mr. Putin to account if his ally Mr. Kuchma is allowed to steal the election for his designated successor? On present evidence the answers are not encouraging. The Europeans were quick to call the November 21 ballot a fraud, and some EU governments -- particularly...