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  • Men pelt worshippers at a mosque with BACON just before evening prayers

    10/06/2016 2:29:13 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 130 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 Oct 2016
    Two Polish men caused uproar a mosque when they pelted worshippers with bacon just before evening prayers, a court heard. Piotr Czak-Zukowski, 28, and Mateusz Pawlikowski, 21, also threw rashers at the shoe rack of the Al-Rahman Mosque in Camden, and a piece landed inside a shoe. "These two were completely and utterly drunk. They entered a mosque, which they are prohibited from doing while drunk. "Not only have they entered, they then insulted worshippers just before evening prayers. "They have with them rashers of bacon which they throw on the floor in a holy place of worship. "They also...
  • Russian Bomber Crashes in 6th Military Aircraft Loss in One Month

    08/20/2015 1:16:29 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 22 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 14 2015
    A Russian Tu-95 “Bear” strategic bomber crashed during routine training in Russia's Far East on Tuesday, news agency RIA Novosti reported, marking the second loss of a Tu-95 bomber and the sixth loss of a Russian military aircraft in a little over a month. Russia's aging aircraft fleet has been called into heavy service over the past 18 months as relations with the West deteriorated over the crisis in Ukraine. The NATO military alliance has said it intercepted 400 Russian aircraft near its borders last year — a 50 percent increase over 2013. The increased flight rate is taking a...
  • Russian Lawmaker Proposes Mailing Putin Sperm to Impregnate Russian Women

    11/07/2014 9:19:52 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 61 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 11/06/14 | By Kevin B. Sanders
    'Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President' “The essence of my proposition is simple”, says the Chairwoman Of Parliamentary Commission on Women’s affairs, Children and Family, Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina. “Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President, get pregnant from him and have a baby. These mothers will be receiving special allowances from the government.” “And after the birth of the child, he will have to be given to be raised into the special institutions that resemble Souvorov Schools...
  • Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: Russian rights activists

    08/28/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council, said around 300 people were also injured in the violence on Aug. 13 near the town of Snizhnye in Donetsk Province, when a column of trucks full of ammunition they were driving was hit by a sustained volley of Grad missiles. "A column of...
  • Poland Puts on Biggest Military Parade in Years

    08/15/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 67 replies
    ABC ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | By VANESSA GERA
    Poland put on its biggest military parade in years Friday to mark its annual armed forces holiday, with the president saying the violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is still a "brutal reality" in Eastern Europe and Poland must be able to defend itself. Fighter jets and military helicopters flew over Warsaw as tanks rolled through the capital. More than 1,000 Polish soldiers marched, joined by dozens of U.S. and Canadian troops who are in Poland for NATO exercises. The parade came on the Aug. 15 holiday that honors a stunning Polish victory against Russian Bolsheviks in 1920.
  • Thousands march in pro-invasion rally in Moscow

    03/22/2014 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 6 replies
    AP ^ | Mar. 2, 2014
    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands marched freely through Moscow on Sunday in support of Russia using military force in neighboring Ukraine, while at an anti-invasion protest nearby dozens were detained. Russian state television ratcheted up its pro-invasion rhetoric over the weekend and showed what it claimed were buses full of refugees pouring across the Ukrainian border, fleeing what anchors call the "fascist thugs" who took power after Russia-leaning President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country last week after months of protest. At least 10,000 people waving Russian flags rallied in central Moscow. Some dressed in Soviet military uniforms and shouted slogans like...
  • How Vladimir Putin Stashed Away A Secret $70 Billion Personal Fortune

    03/16/2014 9:27:50 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 59 replies
    celebritynetworth ^ | February 7, 2014 | By Brian Warner
    In order to prevent corruption and conflicts of interest within government, many major countries around the world require that their highest level leaders release annual reports disclosing their most recent income, tax returns, salary and personal net worth. For example, Barack Obama's, tax return last year showed that he and Michelle grossed $608,611 for the calendar year 2012 (his 2013 tax forms should be released soon). Most of that income came from Barack's book royalties and $400,000 Presidential salary. Believe it or not, Russia actually has the same requirement for its leaders. Including current President, Vladimir Putin. Last April, Putin...
  • Russia Blocks Access to Major Independent News Sites

    03/15/2014 2:15:33 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 37 replies
    EFF ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Eva Galperin and Danny O'Brien
    Russia's government has escalated its use of its Internet censorship law to target news sites, bloggers, and politicians under the slimmest excuse of preventing unauthorized protests and enforcing house arrest regulations. Today, the country's ISPs have received orders to block a list of major news sites and system administrators have been instructed to take the servers providing the content offline. The banned sites include the online newspaper Grani, Garry Kasparov's opposition information site kasparov.ru, the livejournal of popular anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, and even the web pages of Ekho Moskvy, a radio station which is majority owned by the state-run...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of fomenting violence in east

    03/15/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2014 | By Lina Kushch
    (Reuters) - The new governor of the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk on Friday said Russians were behind violent clashes between rival demonstrators in which one man was killed, and accused Moscow of distorting the truth in its account of what happened. Russia warned it could move in to protect compatriots - a similar justification as used in last week's military takeover of Crimea. And Ukraine's acting president raised the alarm over a Russian troop build-up on the eastern border that has fuelled fears in Kiev of a broader invasion by its former Soviet ruler. "Sadly, we note that there...
  • Russia’s information warriors are on the march – we must respond

    03/08/2014 11:17:40 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 Mar 2014 | By Anne Applebaum
    A robust campaign to tell the truth about Crimea is needed to counter Moscow’s lies 'Russian television news is reporting…” Nowadays, when I hear those words pronounced on the BBC or ITN, I can’t help but wince. Over the past 10 days, Russian television news has reported, among other things, that 675,000 Ukrainian refugees have flooded over the Russian border; that extremists and neo-Nazi militants have illegally taken over the Ukrainian government in Kiev; and that Crimean “self-defence forces” or “pro-Russian forces” have spontaneously gathered in front of the Crimean parliament in order to defend it from those same Nazis....
  • Russia launches media war to win support for Ukraine action: AFP

    03/02/2014 10:28:40 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 40 replies
    FOCUS News Agency ^ | 2 March 2014
    Moscow. Russian state media and ruling party officials on Sunday warned of armed marauders in Ukraine and urged the public to stand firmly behind President Vladimir Putin on possible military action, AFP reported. State media controlled by the Kremlin launched a full-scale propaganda operation with footage aimed at discrediting the new Kiev authorities and rousing anger at alleged outrages perpetrated against the Russian-speaking population. Fanning suspicions of international involvement in the Kiev protests, news channel Russia 24 aired an apparent confession from a young Russian who claimed he was paid to serve as a sniper with opposition forces. "There are...
  • Chechens ready to keep peace in Crimea - Kadyrov

    03/01/2014 11:33:13 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 42 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | February 27, 2014
    Head of Russia's internal republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov is ready to protect the rights of the Russian-speaking people in Crimea that sees disturbances over the change in authorities. "Ukraine and Russia are fraternal peoples. I have many Ukrainian friends, and like them all and regret what has recently been happening there The majority of people living today in Crimea are Russians, Cossacks. We are always with them and if necessary are ready to come to the rescue. We will stand up for Russians, Cossacks and Chechens no matter where they live," Kadyrov told journalists on Wednesday. Chechens are "a...
  • Death toll rising with at least 35 people killed, most by gunshots (Ukraine, live Feb. 20 updates)

    02/20/2014 2:18:40 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 136 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Feb. 20, 2014
    Feb. 20, 10:59 a.m. -- A Kyiv Post journalist counted the bodies of 10 slain protesters in Ukraine Hotel on Kyiv's Independence Square, while another Kyiv Post journalist counted the bodies of three slain protesters on Khreshchatyk Street and was heading to Kozatsky Hotel on the northern side of the main square, where at least 15 more bodies were taken. Medical personnel at Kozatsky Hotel said another seven bodies would be delivered soon.
  • Ukraine votes in election key to foreign relations

    01/17/2010 9:25:28 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 17 | By Yuri Kulikov and Natalya Zinets
    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine voted for a president on Sunday in an election marked by widespread disillusionment as an economic crisis grips, but one which is crucial to its relations with Russia and the European mainstream. It is the first presidential election in the former Soviet republic of 46 million people since the "Orange Revolution" mass street protests in 2004 broke the grip on power of a sleazy post-Soviet leadership. In an ironic twist, the frontrunner in Sunday's vote is opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich, once seen as a pro-Moscow stooge, whose rigged election in 2004 sparked those protests. Opinion polls...
  • Police: Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen

    12/18/2009 12:04:59 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 34 replies · 1,091+ views
    AP ^ | 2009/12/18
    WARSAW, Poland – Polish police say the infamous iron sign over the gate to the Auschwitz memorial site with the cynical phrase "Arbeit Macht Frei" — German for "Work Sets You Free" — has been stolen. Police spokeswoman Katarzyna Padlo said police believe it was stolen between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday, when museum guards noticed that it was missing and alerted police. She says police have launched an intensive search. She says there are currently no suspects but police are pursuing several theories.
  • US lawmakers press Poland, Lithuania, on Holocaust assets

    06/25/2009 3:50:53 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 3 replies · 366+ views
    AFP ^ | Wed Jun 24
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A group of 25 US lawmakers urged Lithuania and Poland in letters released Wednesday to enact laws this year to address restituting property the Nazis stole during the Holocaust. Democratic Representative Robert Wexler and 24 colleagues wrote to prime ministers Donald Tusk of Poland and Andrius Kubilius of Lithuania to push for action on the legislation during a June 26-30 conference on Holocaust-era assets to be held in Prague. "We believe that the Prague Conference may represent the last and best opportunity to resolve outstanding Holocaust-era issues during the lifetime of Holocaust survivors," wrote Wexler. He urged...
  • Poland and Ukraine resist restitution of heirless Holocaust property

    06/03/2009 10:20:35 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 4 replies · 319+ views
    HAARETZ ^ | 03/06/2009 | By Cnaan Liphshiz
    Just three weeks before an international conference on Holocaust assets, Jewish and Eastern European delegates are still debating whether countries like Poland and Ukraine should give back heirless property that belonged to murdered Jews. While those countries have opposed restitution of property whose owners left behind no heirs, Jewish representatives of the Holocaust Era Assets Conference, scheduled to open in Prague on June 26, say such property should go to Jewish organizations in lieu of heirs. "Until now, certain countries have resisted restitution for lost heirless property, citing laws that state that such property should go to their treasuries," said...
  • Hungary economy to drop 5-6 percent

    04/03/2009 1:26:26 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 1 replies · 247+ views
    UPI ^ | April 3, 2009
    BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 3 (UPI) -- The Hungarian government expressed fears its economy would shrink by 5-6 percent this year, nearly twice as much as earlier projections suggested. Hungarian Deputy Finance Minister Laszlo Keller said economic experts were certain the decline will be deeper than the government's original prognosis of an annual drop of 3.5 percent in 2009, the Budapest Times online newspaper reported Friday. The government of Prime Minister-nominee Gordon Bajnai, taking into consideration the new prognosis of up to 6 percent recession, should work out a new state budget for 2009, Keller said. Bajnai already planned public spending...
  • Czech leaders hope to talk Obama into radar

    04/03/2009 1:20:44 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 10 replies · 1,134+ views
    AFP ^ | April 3, 2009
    PRAGUE (AFP) – The Czech Republic's prime minister hopes to persuade US President Barack Obama not to abandon a controversial missile shield project in Eastern Europe when he visits Prague this weekend. "I will tell him that we, unlike him, are complying with the ratification" of diplomatic and military contracts on the missile shield signed in 2008, outgoing Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said recently on the Czech Radio. Washington's new policy of dialogue with Moscow has increased anxiety among Prague and Warsaw leaders who support a radar base on Czech soil and anti-missile interceptors in Poland despite loud protests from...
  • Baltic economic picture gets even grimmer

    04/03/2009 1:01:12 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 2 replies · 396+ views
    DPA ^ | Tue, 31 Mar 2009
    Riga - The economic gloom afflicting the Baltic states got several shades darker Tuesday with a fresh forecasts revising expectations downwards. Until mid-2007 the so-called 'Baltic Tigers' of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia recorded Europe's fastest growth rates, but their economies have stalled spectacularly in the wake of the global downturn. According to a spring forecast from the Estonian Ministry of Finance, the economy in the smallest of the Baltic states will contract by 8.5 percent in 2009. "Estonia is undoubtedly at a difficult time. At the same time this gives us a real opportunity to use the downturn to create...