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  • Moscow Far More Worried about Trump than Many in the West Think

    02/14/2018 2:17:08 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | February 12, 2018 | Liliya Shevtsova
    Many analysts dismissed “the Kremlin list” the Trump Administration released two weeks ago as a bad joke or worse and thus failed to recognize the extent to which its contents in fact have made Moscow far more afraid of the US president than they were before, according to Liliya Shevtsova. First of all, “by publishing practically the entire list of members of the Russian government and Presidential Administration, the White House shifted from the traditional Western effort of trying to divide the Russian elite into pro-Western and anti-Western factions..." Instead, it properly treated the entire kleptocratic elite as being linked...
  • Yes, the Kremlin is worried - about Russia's own presidential elections

    02/04/2018 11:29:14 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 2017 | Christopher James
    Why do unfair elections even matter? Putin’s regime represents - “competitive authoritarianism.” Elections in hybrid systems like Russia are not designed to determine who rules, but rather to signal the regime’s power and resilience to potential challengers. Elections in these polities are often marred by abuses of state power, but they are nonetheless held and can be bitterly fought. It is tempting to disregard the results of such elections because of the extent to which they are manipulated by elites in power. Yet counterintuitively, the level of state control over the electoral process is itself a reason to pay close...
  • Kremlin Denies Censorship After 'Death of Stalin' Pulled from Cinemas

    01/26/2018 12:10:59 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 25, 2018
    Stalin’s great-grandson Yakov Dzhugashvili said he had not watched “The Death of Stalin” but nevertheless supported the Russian ministry’s move to withdraw its distribution license. “How can a person be considered a human if death is a reason for them to laugh? That is subhuman,” he told the Govorit Moskva radio station Wednesday. The Kremlin has said Russia’s Culture Ministry did not exercise censorship when it revoked the screening license of a satire on the death of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. The ministry revoked the distribution license for “The Death of Stalin” over “ideological animosity,” two days ahead of its...
  • West Is Waging 'Economic War' on Russia to Topple Kremlin — Bank CEO

    01/24/2018 12:40:50 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 24, 2018
    Russian businessmen are bracing for the release of a list of Kremlin-linked “oligarchs” by the U.S. Treasury Department next Monday, Jan. 29. “I think they want to put a lot of pressure on Russia with the help of sanctions so that Russia changes its government and its president to someone more suitable for them,” the state-run RIA Novosti news agency cited VTB chief Andrei Kostin as saying Wednesday. Despite Moscow’s official line that western sanctions have a limited impact on the Russian economy, Kostin described western sanctions as a “full-scale attack on Russia, on Russian society.” “This is a very...
  • Stephen Baldwin Thinks Alec Will Vote for Trump After He Gets a Big Tax Cut

    12/20/2017 5:44:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 19, 2017 | Paul Bond
    "'The Boss Baby' sequel money is going to go a long way because of Trump," the Baldwin brother says. Stephen Baldwin is a rare Donald Trump supporter in Hollywood, so he knows how polarizing a figure the president can be. Hence, the actor was an obvious choice for a new TV show where he travels across the U.S. talking to Americans about the state of the union nearly a year into the presidency of a former reality TV star. The show, Great American Pilgrimage … The GAP, is one of the more popular ones on RT, a Kremlin-backed network...
  • Putin phoned Trump to thank him for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia

    12/17/2017 9:06:43 AM PST · by NRx · 165 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12-17-2017 | Staff
    <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned President Trump to thank him for information from the CIA that foiled a terrorist attack being planned in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.</p> <p>The information helped “find and detain a group of terrorists who were planning explosions” at Kazan Cathedral as well as other centrally located and crowded places in Russia’s second-largest city. This is a developing story. It will be updated.</p>
  • Surprise! The Democrat-Linked Firm Behind The Fake Trump Dossier Was Funded By The Russian Govt

    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm with ties to the Democrat Party, reportedly received funding from senior Russian government officials around the time it was putting together its infamous bogus dossier alleging – among many things – that President Donald Trump once hired prostitutes to pee on a Russian hotel bed that had been previously occupied by Barack and Michelle Obama. This latest twist in the tale to uncover Fusion GPS’s motivations for creating the dossier was detailed by American Majority Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ned Ryun speaking with Breitbart News Daily. Ryun’s sourcing for the information he divulged...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. denies Kremlin connection

    07/11/2017 10:19:58 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/11/2017 | na
    The Russian lawyer whose meeting last year with Donald Trump Jr. has renewed Democratic allegations of collusion is denying she had any Kremlin connection, despite a new report claiming President Trump’s eldest son was told in advance of the sit-down that the Russian government had material meant to help his father. Natalia Veselnitskaya denied any connection to the Russian government in an interview with NBC News. Raising even more questions, she also denied having any damaging information about 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton. It was never my intention...
  • Firm behind "Dossier" Joined Lobbying Effort to Kill Pro-Whistleblower Sanctions on Kremlin

    04/04/2017 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | March 31, 2017
    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking whether a suspected former Russian intelligence officer-turned U.S. lobbyist and the firm behind the unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier should have registered as foreign agents for their efforts to bring down a U.S. law on behalf of the Kremlin. According to a complaint filed with the Justice Department, Fusion GPS, which was also involved in the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, was involved in the pro-Russia campaign to kill the Global Magnitsky Act around the same time. In 2012, President Obama signed into...
  • Kremlin to Approve All Future Trump Tweets

    06/23/2017 12:49:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    Satire: CNN-New York —Jake Tapper, CNN’s host, raised the two newspapers for CNN’s audiences to see and said: “Today’s New York Times and Washington Post in a joint front page announcement wrote: “From confidential and anonymous inside sources from the insiders in our newsrooms, we have confirmed without a doubt, the existence of a new Kremlin insider policy that will require Donald Trump to check in first with our editors for his speeches and get his Tweets pre-approved by Vladimir Putin himself.”
  • MAD Magazine: Time Stole Its Cover From Us!

    05/19/2017 5:35:49 AM PDT · by VaeVictis · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/19/2017 | Ed Mazza
    MAD magazine is seeing red over Time’s new cover, which shows the onion domes of Moscow looming over the White House of President Donald Trump. Time also released an animated version of the cover online: But MAD featured a similar image in December, although not as a cover
  • Podesta Hid 75,000 Shares of Stock From Kremlin-Backed Company

    03/28/2017 6:49:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Hannity ^ | 03/27/17
    John Podesta, special counsellor to President Obama and Hillary’s 2016 campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by not disclosing 75,000 shares of stock from a company with close ties to the Kremlin, the Daily Caller reports. Podesta received the shares from Joule Unlimited Technologies while serving on the company’s board back in 2010. After announcing he was leaving the company to work at the White House in 2014, he was awarded an additional 75,000 common share stocks. The Schedule B section of the financial disclosure forms for government officials demands that new employees "report any purchase, sale or exchange...
  • Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against

    03/13/2017 4:24:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 3/313/2017 | Harriet Alexander
    (Full article title: Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against 'hysteria') Hillary Clinton’s team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well as Donald Trump’s, the Kremlin spokesman has alleged, as he set out to dismiss the “hysteria” surrounding Mr Trump’s links to Russia. The house intelligence committee will hold its first session on Russia on March 20, with the heads of the FBI, national security agency and CIA expected to appear, plus previous intelligence chiefs. But Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Vladimir Putin, said on Sunday that America...
  • Kremlin Spokesman: Russian Ambassador Also Met with Clinton Campaign

    03/12/2017 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said in an interview that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who met with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, also met with advisers to the Hillary Clinton campaign. “Well, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind,” Dmitry Peskov told CNN’s GPS host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. “There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”
  • Is the Kremlin Afraid of Trump?

    02/14/2017 6:59:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | February 14, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I mentioned at the beginning of the program a piece that I read at a publication called Foreign Policy. It’s a magazine. It’s owned by the Washington Post, and it’s an effort to compete with another magazine called Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs is a very august publication of the Council on Foreign Relations — which, of course, has a symbiotic relationship with the Trilateral Commission. Now, this is the Washington Post attempt to get in on the business of elite establishment types reading about foreign policy. Now, these people have nothing to do with foreign policy. Foreign policy...
  • Is The Kremlin Funding A Campaign That Undermines U.S. Fracking?

    02/01/2017 4:55:21 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 9 replies ^ | 01-02-2017 | Slav
    The recent National Intelligence Council report assessing the involvement of Russia in last year’s U.S. presidential elections spurred a flurry of media reports suggesting that Russia is heavily involved in anti-fracking campaigning. Some authors interpreted this involvement as a “propaganda effort”, while others claimed the Kremlin was financially backing anti-fracking groups in the U.S., without, however, providing any evidence for this claim. The basis for all these reports is part of the report, in which the authors discuss the agenda of RT, a state-funded TV channel and website that is widely seen as the Kremlin’s chief megaphone abroad. They quote...
  • Assange Predicts Trump Will Lose, Accuses Clinton Campaign Of Trying To Hack Wikileaks

    10/27/2016 6:22:01 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 53 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/27/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an amusing twist, Julian Assange whose Wikileaks has now had 20 individual releases of hacked John Podesta emails over the past three weeks and who has been accused by Hillary Clinton of collaborating with the Russians in an attempt to disrupt and subvert the US electoral process, accused the Clinton campaign of attacking the servers used by WikiLeaks. Speaking via telephone at a conference in Argentina on Wednesday, RT reported that Assange claimed the daily email release ritual has “whipped up a crazed hornet’s nest atmosphere in the Hillary Clinton campaign” leading them to attack WikiLeaks. “They attacked our...
  • (Vanity) Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions. So we will go and decide...

    12/30/2016 6:27:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    December 30, 2016 | Beautiful Gracious Skies
    “Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions, so he will go and we can both decide that we don’t bear any responsibility for the actions of a jackass,” Fyodor Lukyanov told Bloomberg News. Fyodor Lukyanov is chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, a Kremlin foreign-policy advisory group. Russia is displaying grace, restraint, reason and humor in this matter as Obama launches accusations against the Kremlin and inflicted retaliatory sanctions. "Russia hopes that it can ride out the storm and put relations with the U.S. on a better track once [President-elect] Trump takes office," said...
  • John Kerry, tireless in his diplomatic efforts, often came up empty-handed

    12/29/2016 6:29:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/27/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    John F. Kerry was late to his own party. Staffers, journalists and other officials were gathered in the ornate Benjamin Franklin salon at the State Department on Dec. 14 for early Christmas festivities. But the secretary of State was nowhere to be seen. Kerry was on the telephone to various world leaders, trying to find out about a major diplomatic meeting — from which the United States had been excluded. The gathering, which sought to broker a resolution to the devastating Syrian conflict, took place six days later in Moscow and involved the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey.