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  • Vladimir Kikot head of Russian Presidential Civil Service and Personnel Department died today.

    01/06/2016 2:58:40 PM PST · by AdmSmith · 41 replies
    Kommersant ^ | 6JAN2015 | Maxim Ivanov
    Summary from the Russian article: Vladimir Kikot head of Russian Presidential Civil Service and Personnel Department suddenly died today for unknown reason. He was a close friend of Putin and was in charge of anti-corruption measures.
  • Russia’s Director of Military Intelligence Dies Unexpectedly

    01/04/2016 10:08:10 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Paul Sonne
    MOSCOW—The director of Russia’s military intelligence agency has died unexpectedly, according to a short statement released Monday on the Kremlin website, which didn't specify the cause of his death. Col. Gen. Igor Sergun had run the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia’s General Staff, known as the GRU, since late 2011. He was 58 years old. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a statement released to the Interfax news agency, said Col. Gen. Sergun died suddenly on Sunday. Mr. Shoigu’s statement offered no additional details.
  • Vladimir Putin, Leader of the Free World

    11/19/2015 6:28:57 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    Asia Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | David P. Goldman, Spengler
    Vladimir Putin, Leader of the Free World By David P. Goldman on November 18, 2015 in AT Top Writers, David P. Goldman, Spengler If Mikhail Bulgakov had come back to life and written a Levantine sequel to The Master and Margarita, he could not have devised a scenario more lurid than what we now observe in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin is now the leader of the Free World against Islamist terrorism, directing the efforts of France and Germany and setting terms for American involvement. Reeling from last week’s massacre in Paris, France lacks both the backbone and the brute...
  • ISIS jihadis MASSING for huge INVASION of central Asia: Russia spies discover terror plan

    10/30/2015 1:32:44 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 22 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Oct 29, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    Huge numbers of Islamist fighters are massing on Afghanistan's northern border ready to march into neighbouring states, Russian intelligence officials have revealed. Moscow's spy chief Alexander Bortnikov warned fighters from the Taliban, many of whom have pledged allegiance to ISIS, were heavily armed and prepared to pass through porous border controls. The jihadi hate group could be trying to open up a new front to the north of its territories after being pegged back in Syria by Russian airstrikes. The invasion would be a swipe at Vladimir Puitin as it would take them into the former Soviet states of Turkmenistan,...
  • Oh What A Tangled Web (Clinton in Iran)

    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border. Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was forced to land because of technical problems. The US Navy Seal member reported killed...
  • Kremlin spy The Demon believed to be one of the pro-Russian militants responsible for MH17

    07/18/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies ^ | JULY 19, 2014 | MATTHEW BENNS
    A KREMLIN spy known as The Demon is believed to be one of the pro-Russian militants responsible for bringing down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Ukrainian authorities identified Igor Bezler in a tapped phone conversation telling his Russian boss we have just shot down a plane. In the phone conversation, Bezler told military intelligence co-ordinator Colonel Vasyl Mykolaiovych Geranin that his men had gone to search the smoking wreckage for the pilots. But 40 minutes later, in another intercepted call between two men known as The Major and The Greek, the pro-Russian militants realised they had shot down a civilian airliner....
  • Ukraine Separatist Leader Boasts Of Downing Plane

    07/17/2014 10:15:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 46 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | July 17, 2014
    Shortly before reports surfaced that a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 had crashed in eastern Ukraine, a separatist leader boasted on social media that his men had shot down an aircraft. In a post on his VKontakte page, Russia's largest social media site, separatist leader Igor Girkin, aka Strelkov, wrote: "In the vicinity of Torez, we just downed a plane, an AN-26. It is lying somewhere in the Progress Mine. We have issued warnings not to fly in our airspace. We have video confirming. The bird fell on a waste heap. Residential areas were not hit. Civilians were not injured." The...

    04/17/2014 7:16:43 AM PDT · by · 2 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 17 hrs | Dmitry Tymchuk
    According to the Information of resistance, near a military unit in Mariupol is a battle. At the moment Ukrainian soldiers repulsed two attacks using weapons to kill. Part of the storming "green men". However, according to our data, this is not Russian soldiers and fighters from local separatists in basic military training, dressed in the appropriate form but without insignia. They are the representatives of GRU HEADQUARTERS ARMED FORCES of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION.
  • 11 Shocking Revelations From Highest Ranking Soviet Defector KGB Attacking US

    02/11/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    GOP the Daily ^ | 2/11/2014 | Rick Wells
    Yesterday TheBlaze published an interview with Romanian Lt. Gen Ion Pacepa, a discussion which arose around the publishing of his work, Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism. Pacepa is a defector to the United States, but not just any run-of-the-mill defector. He is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect. He crossed over back in 1978 and was given political asylum by then President Jimmy Carter. He has made a practice since that time to write in defense of freedom while living his life under threat of assassination, hiding out...
  • Undercover US agents brought down our new Superjet: Russias extraordinary claim....

    05/25/2012 11:33:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 5-24-12 | Will Stewart
    State's GRU military intelligence source says Russians are investigating theory crash was 'industrial sabotage Aircraft was on a demonstration flight aimed at securing lucrative orders when it slammed into a mountain killing all 45 passengers and crew Russian intelligence official claims US have 'special technology' capable of jamming signals from the ground or causing systems to malfunction Spy sources in Moscow today made the astonishing claim that a US undercover operation may have sabotaged a new Russian Superjet plane that crashed in Indonesia two weeks ago. The aircraft was on a demonstration flight aimed at securing lucrative orders when it...
  • Classified report: Russia tied to blast at U.S. embassy

    07/27/2011 2:40:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Eli Lake
    U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russias military intelligence was responsible for a bomb blast that occurred at an exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September. ... The Times reported last week that Shota Utiashvili, director of information and analysis for the Georgian Interior Ministry, said the embassy blast and others in his country were the work of a Russian military intelligence officer named Maj. Yevgeny Borisov. It is written without hedges, and it confirms the Georgian account, said one U.S. official familiar with the U.S. intelligence report. This official...
  • Russian agent linked to U.S. Embassy blast

    07/22/2011 5:15:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies · 1+ views
    A bomb blast near the U.S. Embassy in Tblisi, Georgia, in September was traced to a plot run by a Russian military intelligence officer, according to an investigation by the Georgian Interior Ministry. Shota Utiashvili, the most senior official in charge of intelligence analysis for the ministry, said in an interview with The Washington Times that the recent spate of bombings and attempted bombings - including what he said was a blast targeting the U.S. Embassy - was the work of Russian GRU officer Maj. Yevgeny Borisov.
  • Mystery Over Russian General Found Dead on Turkish Beach

    09/05/2010 8:47:38 PM PDT · by anymouse · 35 replies
    Guardian News (UK) ^ | Wednesday 1 September 2010 | Luke Harding
    A mysterious accident in which one of Russia's most powerful spies was found dead on a Turkish beach has provoked speculation that the deputy head of the country's foreign military intelligence service had been murdered. (snip) The general was last seen visiting the building site for a new Russian military base in the Syrian coastal city of Tartus, which is being expanded as a base for Russia's Black Sea fleet. After his visit, he left for a meeting with Syrian intelligence agents. He then went missing, the Turkish newspaper Vatan reported today. (snip) The Kremlin assigned Ivanov to lead its...
  • Top Russian Spys Body Washes Up 'After Swimming Accident

    09/01/2010 2:20:08 AM PDT · by edpc · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 31 Aug 2010 | Andrew Osborn
    The body of one of Russias top spies has washed up on the Turkish coast after he disappeared close to a sensitive Russian naval facility in neighbouring Syria. Gen. Yuri Ivanov, 52, deputy head of GRU, the Russian military's overseas intelligence arm of Russian military, was found dead in mysterious circumstances. Major-General Yuri Ivanov, 52, was the deputy head of Russias foreign military intelligence arm known as GRU which is thought to operate the biggest network of foreign spies out of all of Russias clandestine intelligence services.
  • A Finger in Every Pie : Victor Bout and Igor Sechin connection

    08/27/2010 12:38:23 PM PDT · by Kabud · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 27 Aug 2010 | JR Nyquist
    On 3 December 2007 a curious item appeared in the Russian media. It concerned Igor Ivanovich Sechin, a Russian political figure close to then President Vladimir Putin. Kommersant [2] featured a quote from Oleg Shvartsman, head of the Financial-Industrial Group: "For us, the Party is represented by the power bloc headed by Igor Ivanovich [Sechin]." This statement was offered in response to a journalist's question about Shvartman's strategic task of velvet re-privatization. "Who set this task for you?" asked the journalist. Shvartsman's extraordinary answer slipped inadvertently from his post-Soviet lips: "The party! (laughing)." On 3 December 2007 a curious item...
  • Cuban Connection to Acused Russian Spies

    07/06/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/6/10 | Humberto Fontova
    The 11 arrests so far are the tip of iceberg. Many more to follow, many in South Florida. The South American country where Vicky Pelaez picked up her payments from Russias SVR was Venezuela. Russias SVR, Castros DGI (Directorio General de Inteligencia) and Chavez SEBIN, (Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia) are all linked. They all share agents and information. Castro-Cubans run Chavez intelligence agency practically lock, stock and barrel. Vicky Pelaez was frequent traveler to Cuba where she met with Castros DGI. Pictures exist of those meetings.
  • Putin's Spies in America

    06/19/2009 1:22:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 1,208+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | Friday, June 19, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview's guest today is Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy, a former KGB agent who became one of the KGBs harshest critics. He is the author of seven books about the KGB and Japan. His new book is KGB/FSB's New Trojan Horse: Americans of Russian Descent." SNIPPET: "My work in Tokyo as a spy from 1980-85, was very successful. I was covered as a correspondent of the Soviet TASS Agency. But it was not a cover for me. It was my actual job, because I am a born author. My KGB colleagues in Tokyo called me, with a grin, An author covered...
  • How FSB/GRU supposedly "rogue" operations carry out killings (a disturbing Russian article) - part 1

    01/28/2007 8:17:14 PM PST · by JadeEmperor · 20 replies · 847+ views
    Novaya Gazeta ^ | 01/11/2007 | Igor Korolkov
    SPARE ORGANSHow secret services have created parallel structures for carrying out extrajudicial sentences.How murders are carried out in the interests of the state. A secret instruction. After the death of Alexander Litvinenko in London something seemed to change in Russia. Not everyone has formulated exactly what, but everyone has felt on order of their own "gut feelings" something, which makes the insides tense in anticipation of some unknown danger. Although our state has nothing to do with this murder. So say the officials. But somehow we don't believe them. Perhaps, one of the reasons for this is we remember, how...
  • Russia Is Not a Friend of the United States

    08/23/2006 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies · 1,055+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union embarked on the most massive military buildups in history. Part of President Reagan's strategy for winning was to entice the Soviets into a competition it could never even hope to win. A communist economy by its very nature is ill-equipped to compete with a free-market, capitalist system whether it's foreign trade or weapons technology. And so, slowly the Soviet economy became a basket case due to the communists desire to exceed America in an enormously expensive arms race. After the Cold War, with the Soviet threat gone and with...
  • Dangerous liaisons: covert "love affair" between Russia and Hezbollah

    01/09/2006 5:20:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    AIA ^ | Michel Elbaz
    The relations between Russia and the Shiite's religious leadership in Lebanon started to develop in the beginning of the seventies. The spiritual leader of the Lebanese Shia community, Imam Moussa Al-Sadr, visited Moscow in 1972 and asked Soviet authorities to issue humanitarian aid to his people. At the same time cooperation between the Marxist factions of the PLO that were active in Lebanon and Soviet military intelligence GRU, intensified greatly. Several soviet officers (speaking fluent Arabic) even visited Palestinian terrorist training camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon between 1972-1975. Using their connections in PLO they managed to establish...
  • Seoul, Moscow call missile launch major success for N. Korea (I'm super-serial here guys)

    07/13/2006 3:01:29 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 11 replies · 516+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Thursday, July 13, 2006 | World Tribune
    SEOUL Contrary to the reaction from Washington and Tokyo, experts in Seoul and Moscow believe that North Koreas launch of Scud, Rodong and Taepodong-2 missiles was a major success both technically and politically. Meanwhile, Russia has revealed its eagerness to sell information and technology to North Korea for use in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Alexei Grigoriev, deputy director of Russias Federal Information Technologies Agency, told the Russian news agency Itar-Tass that Moscow was interested in establishing contacts with the Korean side and discussing future cooperation." Grigoriev cited as an example the sale of sophisticated gear to store and transport...
  • Putin warns arms race not over yet

    05/11/2006 2:43:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,913+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2006 | Michael Mainville
    MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin warned yesterday that the U.S.-Russian arms race is not over and called for a strengthening of his nation's nuclear and conventional forces so Moscow can better resist foreign pressure. The remarks, in his seventh state of the nation address since taking power in 2000, follow increasingly sharp criticism of Russia's democratic and foreign policy directions from the United States, including a harsh rebuke by Vice President Dick Cheney last week in Lithuania. "It is premature to speak of the end of the arms race," said Mr. Putin, who pointed out in the nationally televised address...
  • Putin subverting US Government! (HOT)

    04/21/2006 6:38:28 AM PDT · by b2stealth · 41 replies · 9,172+ views
    National PR-ity // Moscow drafts a plan to influence the United States The Kremlin has taken up the promotion of Russian interests in the United States head-on. The key role will be given to the Russian-U.S. Council for Business Cooperation (RUCBC) whose supervisory board will include high-ranking officials from the Russian presidents administration, ministers and prominent public figures. The Russian government asked the Finance Ministry to find sources to finance the NGO. However, it has already been suggested that big business contribute for the councils activities. The first donation is expected to amount to $50 million. Work has in progress...
  • KGB and GRU former intelligence operators assist Hezbollah to penetrate the US

    04/07/2006 10:36:22 AM PDT · by lizol · 40 replies · 1,382+ views
    AIA ^ | 03.04.2006
    Former CIA undercover agent: KGB and GRU former intelligence operators assist Hezbollah to penetrate the US Hezbollah - the Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist organization - has more American blood on its hands than any Islamic terrorist ring with the sole exception of al-Qaeda, The American Spectator writes. Last week FBI Director Robert Muller announced that though the FBI and Customs had caught others, Hezbollah had succeeded in smuggling some operatives across the Mexican border into the US, he said. "This was an occasion in which Hezbollah operatives were assisting others with some association with Hezbollah in coming to the United States....
  • Russian Spy Agency Denies Pentagon Report ~

    03/25/2006 4:34:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 110 replies · 2,849+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 25, 2006 at 11:41:26 PST | JUDITH INGRAM ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign spy agency denied Saturday that Moscow gave Saddam Hussein information on U.S. troop movements and plans during the invasion of Iraq, while analysts speculated the Pentagon claim was tied to a growing rift between the West and the Kremlin. A Pentagon report Friday cited two captured Iraqi documents as saying Russia obtained information from sources "inside the American Central Command" in Qatar and passed battlefield intelligence to Saddam through the former Russian ambassador in Baghdad, Vladimir Titorenko. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service dismissed the claims. "Similar, baseless accusations concerning Russia's intelligence have been made more...
  • Putin accused of plagiarising his PhD thesis

    03/25/2006 10:19:43 PM PST · by ncountylee · 40 replies · 1,211+ views
    timesonline ^ | March 26, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE career of President Vladimir Putin of Russia was built at least in part on a lie, according to US researchers. A new study of an economics thesis written by Putin in the mid-1990s has revealed that large chunks of it were copied from an American text. Putin was labelled a plagiarist yesterday after a pair of researchers at the Brookings Institution, a Washington DC think tank, established that the Russian presidents academic credentials were based on a dissertation he had lifted in part verbatim from the Russian translation of a management study written by two professors at the University...
  • Report: Russia Had Sources in U.S. Command

    03/24/2006 12:50:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies · 2,820+ views
    AP ^ | 7 minutes ago | ROBERT BURNS,
    WASHINGTON - The Russian government had sources inside the American military command as it planned and executed the invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to Iraqi documents released as part of a Pentagon report. The Russians passed information to Saddam Hussein on U.S. troop movements and plans during the opening days of the war, according to the report Friday. The unclassified report does not assess the value of the information or provide details beyond citing two captured Iraqi documents that say the Russians collected information from sources "inside the American Central Command" and that battlefield intelligence was provided to Saddam...
  • 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 Peters Square in Rome, investigators have tried to solve one of the 20th centurys 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...
  • Venezuelans prepare for invasion

    03/05/2006 2:43:02 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 116 replies · 2,381+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 March 2006 | Patrick Markey
    VENEZUELAN military officers have started classes in unconventional warfare to repel an invasion left-wing President Hugo Chavez warns Washington is planning. Snipers draped in foliage and civilian reservists armed with knives, catapults and handguns crawled out of a hidden tunnel in a mock demonstration as an instructor lectured officers on resistance tactics. Captains joined lieutenants straining behind a cordon to see another soldier camouflaged inside tree perch as he fired a bow and peppered a uniformed dummy target with arrows. "If no one comes, then that's fine, we can continue as the free and sovereign country we are, but we...
  • U.S. Report Says Russia Is Not a Reliable Partner

    03/05/2006 12:19:17 PM PST · by lizol · 45 replies · 712+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | March 6, 2006 | George Gedda
    U.S. Report Says Russia Is Not a Reliable Partner By George Gedda The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Russia's emergence as an increasingly authoritarian state could impair U.S.-Russian ability to cooperate on key international security issues, according to an analysis by a major U.S. foreign policy organization released on Sunday. Continuation of Russia's drift away from democratic norms under President Vladimir Putin "will make it harder for the two sides to find common ground and harder to cooperate even when they do," said the report, which was issued by the Council on Foreign Relations. It warned that some critical problems cannot...
  • 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.
  • Ex-Official: Russia Moved Saddam's WMD

    02/20/2006 11:29:29 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 84 replies · 3,548+ views ^ | February 19, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    A top Pentagon official who was responsible for tracking Saddam Hussein's weapons programs before and after the 2003 liberation of Iraq, has provided the first-ever account of how Saddam Hussein "cleaned up" his weapons of mass destruction stockpiles to prevent the United States from discovering them. "The short answer to the question of where the WMD Saddam bought from the Russians went was that they went to Syria and Lebanon," former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense John A. Shaw told an audience Saturday at a privately sponsored "Intelligence Summit" in Alexandria, Va. (
  • Russia must begin the training, arming Venezuela's armed forces against US threat of invasion

    02/06/2006 8:06:22 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 37 replies · 1,189+ views (Pravda of Venezuela) ^ | Feb 5, 2006 | Kenneth T. Tellis
    Date: Feb 5, 2006 3:08 PM From: Kenneth T. Tellis To: Subject: The time for Russia to act in defense of its own interests As long as the Russian nation sits back and accepts the world situation as a fait accompli Russia is doomed to medocrity ... but Russia can and must put its own interests before all. Perhaps the Russian families who lost their sons, fathers and youth in Afghanistan, might do well to remember who created that situation for them. It was the US that spent millions of dollars in a proxy war, fought by US-armed,...
  • Putin Touts Russia's Missile Capabilities [Missiles Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense System]

    01/31/2006 8:50:51 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 29 replies · 1,039+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 31, 2006 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV [AP]
    Putin Touts Russia's Missile CapabilitiesPutin Boasts That Russia's Missiles Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense System, News Agencies Report By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer The Associated Press MOSCOW Jan 31, 2006 President Vladimir Putin boasted Tuesday that Russia has missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system, Russian news reports said. "Russia has tested missile systems that no one in the world has," the ITAR-Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies quoted him as saying at a news conference. "These missile systems don't represent a response to a missile defense system, but they are immune to that. They...
  • Russia against equating of Communism to Nazism - Kosachyov

    01/21/2006 12:13:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 104 replies · 1,032+ views
    Interfax ^ | Jan 20 2006
    MOSCOW. Jan 20 (Interfax) - The Russian delegation to the January session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will strongly oppose any attempt to equate Communism to Nazism, Head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachyov said. "This is unacceptable, we are not ready to uphold any attempt to compare these ideologies as branches of totalitarianism," Kosachyov said at a Friday press conference in Moscow devoted to the upcoming on January 23 PACE winter session in Strasbourg at which a resolution condemning...
  • Hugo's Disobedient Spawn

    11/19/2005 7:46:12 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 60 replies · 1,505+ views
    Venezuela Today ^ | Nov. 19, 2005 | S. Gonzalez
    An e-mail is bouncing around the Internet with photographs of alleged Bolivarian gunmen in an area of Caracas that appears to be 23 de Enero. Many appear to be teenagers, they are wearing Bolivarian t-shirts with Che Guevara's face super-imposed on Venezuela's national colors, and they are armed with Glock 9mm semi-automatic handguns. According to Pensamiento Militar Venezolano 2005, a strategic and tactical military defense document drafted under the direction of President Hugo Chvez, the core mission of these armed youths is to turn Caracas into a kill zone where escualidos will be hunted down systematically if the Chvez regime...
  • RUSSIAN GUNS TO ARRIVE SOON IN VENEZUELA (But Russia is our friend.)

    11/11/2005 8:30:32 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 78 replies · 2,094+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/11/2005 | PATRICIA RONDON ESPIN
    CARACAS - Venezuela will receive the first of 100,000 Russian-made assault rifles starting next month in a deal struck earlier this year. Russia will deliver 30,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles and three helicopters to Venezuela by year's end, Russian and Venezuelan officials said during talks Thursday. The first 15,000 rifles will arrive Dec. 15, with an identical shipment to follow on Dec. 30, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said. They will be the first weapons under a deal for 100,000 Russian-made Kalashnikov AK-103 and AK-104 rifles signed in May by Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez's government. The remaining 70,000 rifles will...
  • The new Kremlin Alliance

    10/28/2005 9:59:43 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Oct 27, 2005 Russia has quietly worked to forge a quasi-alliance of that to rival the US-led NATO, between current and future nuclear powers of Pakistan, China and Iran. This alignment is specifically geared toward confronting the US in a hotly contested market for geopolitical status in the middle east and to dictate economic trends concerning natural resources in the region. Decision by the IAEA to refer Iran to the UN Security Council has also put Russia in a difficult position between choosing its long-term economic ties with the EU and US or short-term ones with Iran. As the world...
  • Whittaker Chambers: Man of Courage and Faith

    08/04/2005 10:17:14 AM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 10 replies · 759+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 2, 2001 | Lee Edwards
    Whittaker Chambers: Man of Courage and Faith by Lee Edwards, Ph.D.Executive Memorandum #735 April 2, 2001 The wave of publicity about Robert Hanssen, a veteran FBI agent who became a master spy for the Russians, brings to mind a far different man--Whittaker Chambers, a veteran Soviet spy who became, in William F. Buckley Jr.'s words, "the most important American defector from Communism." This April marks the 100th anniversary of Chambers' birth. In August 1948, Chambers, an editor at Time, identified Alger Hiss, a golden boy of the liberal establishment, as a fellow member of his underground Communist cell in...
  • CHECHEN REALITY: GRU VS. FSB (Fascinating take on events in Chechnya)

    10/16/2004 12:41:21 PM PDT · by MereChristian · 104 replies · 1,181+ views
    Perspective: Boston University ^ | Sept.-Oct. 2001 | Roustam Kaliyev
    CHECHEN REALITY: GRU VS. FSB By ROUSTAM KALIYEV (CHIHARRO)(1) Chechnya has entered a new phase of confrontation. Even official Russian spokesmen have acknowledged that, since August, there has been an intensification of fighting in the republic. According to some accounts, every day five Russian soldiers are killed and an equal number wounded as a result of the various attacks carried out by Chechens. The office of Sergei Yastrzhembsky, the president's spokesman, and representatives of the General Staff who are charged officially with informing the public about the progress of the war, prefer not to comment on Russian losses, and in...

    04/12/2003 4:12:40 PM PDT · by Rocko · 512 replies · 1,757+ views
    Drudge ^ | 04-12-03 | Unknown as yet
    RUSSIA SPIED ON BLAIR FOR SADDAM... // Top secret documents obtained by the Sunday Telegraph in Baghdad show that Russia provided Saddam Hussein's regime with wide-ranging assistance in the months leading up to the war, including intelligence on private conversations between Tony Blair and other Western leaders... MORE...
  • War in Iraq - situation at An-Nasiriya (update)

    03/24/2003 5:45:51 PM PST · by Yuri · 10 replies · 148+ views
    Venik's page ^ | 25.03.03 | Yuri
    War in Iraq - situation at An-Nasiriya (update) March 24, 2003 March 24, 2003, 0800hrs MSK (GMT +3), Moscow - As of morning (MSK, GMT +3) March 24 the situation in Iraq can be characterized as quiet on all fronts. Attacking coalition forces have settled into positional warfare, they are exhausted, lost the attacking momentum and are in urgent need for fuel, ammunition, repairs and reinforcements. The Iraqis are also busy regrouping their forces, reinforcing the combat units and setting up new defense lines. Exceptionally heavy fighting continued for two days and nights near An-Nasiriya. Both warring sides employed large...