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  • Putin Ouster, Embassy Recalls

    03/16/2015 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | March 16, 2015 | John Ransom
    The signs that Russian president Vladimir Putin was toppled in a coup are multiplying. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported that a key Putin ally believes that while Putin is likely alive that he has been detained by the security services after key Chechen – and Muslim-- allies were implicated in the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on February 27th. From the Daily Mail:“I think that Putin is neutralised at the moment, but of course, he is alive,” said [Geydar] Dzhemal, seen as a Kremlin loyalist. “He is under the control of the power-wielding agencies, who have, in my opinion,...
  • Vladimir Putin's 'Time of Troubles' (VERY Educational and Informative)

    03/02/2015 6:09:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 02 March 2015 | Alexei Bayer
    Supporters of slaughtered Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov march in Moscow yesterday, Sunday 01 March 2015 (twitter) There is no need to discuss whether Vladimir Putin personally gave the order to kill Boris Nemtsov, orwhether itwas given by someone else in the Kremlin - either to make the boss happy or, conversely, to put yet another stain on his long-besmirched reputation. Or whether Nemtsov was shot by some "patriotic" right-wing ghoul, acting on his own. As deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin declared last October, speaking at the Valdai discussion forum in Sochi: "Russia will endure only...
  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    02/27/2015 3:19:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015
    Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital. He was shot four times late on Friday night, not far from the Kremlin in the centre of Moscow. Police cars blocked the street where he was shot. An ambulance was also nearby. "Nemtsov B.E. died at 2340 hours as a result of four shots in...
  • Russia: Disney-type Characters Preach to Kids re. 'Stupid Americans' and Russian Nuclear Might

    01/06/2015 5:47:03 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    As with other economic one-act shows run by a crackpot, today's Russia finds itself on the financial ropes as the oil price bounces off 6-year lows and it's currency circles-the-drain. And it couldn't happen to a nicer guy than Vladimir Putin. Thus, the Kremlin needs an outside enemy to legitimize agovernment (living in a Soviet time-warp) that seems to be ruining pretty much everything it touches these days. The collapse in theprice of petroleum has pulled-away the curtain and exposed Oz (Team Putin) as a bunch of economic incompetents who really don't know what to do. Except 'blame the Americans':...
  • Putins New Propaganda Invades Upper West Side (But At Least My Kids Speak Russian)

    12/19/2014 5:57:48 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 27 replies
    New York Observer/Opinion ^ | 12/17/14 | Ronn Torossian
    Walking today on the Upper West Side, I noticed recently placed phone booth advertisements on 68th & Broadway that featured a picture of Colin Powell with the tagline: This is what happens when there is no second opinion. Iraq War: No WMDs, 141,802 civilian deaths. Go to for the second opinion. (formerly Russia Today) has similar ads that feature former President George Bush with the same message. In short, the Kremlin-funded Russian TV station is using street advertising in NYC to influence the American people. Read more at
  • Ukrainian Artist Updates WWII 'Pin-up Girl' Poster Art Theme for Today's War with Kremlin...

    11/08/2014 3:27:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Russia has now directly invaded Ukraine- yet underdog Kiev remains spirited in defiance As the battle in the east rages, a Ukrainian artist-who's conveniently from a country blessed with some of themost beautiful modelsin the world- has gone to the tried-and-true method of buoying soldiers' morale,the pin-up girl... 'SEPARATISM is Bad for Your Health'
  • god hates mini-hitlers: tanking oil price a catastrophe for the putin regime

    10/15/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    With oil barely holding on to the $80s, the Kremlin's current leadership faces the same problem they did in the (19)80s: budget revenue half-derived from oil exports, and their backwards, inefficient economy still doesn't produce anything that anybody outside of Mother Russia is willing to spend money on- except perhaps mediocre vodka... And when the self-deluded Russians start babbling about 'greatness' while bullying poor, semi-defenseless countries on the borders of their shabby empire, they tend to get a little caught-up in things... and put the pedal-to-the-medal until they are defeated -i.e. Afghanistan- or simply go-broke, i.e. 1991. Yes, compared...
  • Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders

    09/16/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 25 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders and It is Accused by The Moscow Times of Throwing a Global Neo-Con Party By Julio Severo  In choosing conservative values and spearheading their defense in the United Nations, Russia represents hope for conservative fighters in a world increasingly corrupted by the Western debauchery of free sex, abortion imposition, comprehensive immoral sex education, population control, homosexual indoctrination via media and schools, participants of a forum agreed in September 10 in Moscow, Russia. Julio Severo and Don Feder in the Kremlin The Large Family and Future of Humanity Forum (LFFH Forum) opened inside the Kremlin, bringing together conservative politicians and activists from 45 countries,...
  • Obama Could Learn a Thing or 2 about Backbone & Moral Clarity from 'Russian Mothers' Anti-War Group

    09/10/2014 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'Mothers, what are your sons dying for?' A new Russian anti-war movement has just recently come to life, as the reality of what the Kremlin was actually up to in Ukraine has become glaringly apparent, even toblinderedMuscovites... And theCommittee of Russian Mothers' grasp of the situation far outclasses anything we've seen from the feckless West, who can't even bring themselves to admit the Russians are toblame for MH17, let alone stand-up to neo-Soviet expansionism. The emerging Russian anti-war movement issued a statement over the weekend labeling Putins now-obvious aggression against Ukraine a blatant violation of the Russian Constitution and international...
  • Goofy Russian Enemies List Heaps Glorious Hate on Madonna, Schwarzenegger, Geo Clooney, + Scorpions

    09/08/2014 12:53:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    57 names in all... And don't think this stuff doesn't come from the Kremlin- freelance propagandists in the Russian media (that have their nose way-up Putin's patootie) have been doing his bidding for some time now: 1) Andrei Makarevich (Mashyna Vremeni bans) 2) Alexei Navalny (opposition politician) 3) staff of “Echo of Moscow” radio station 4) collective channel: “Rain” 5) collective portal: 6) Arnold Schwarzenegger (bodybuilder, actor, former California governor) 7) Ruslana (Ukrainian singer) 8) Yuri Shevchuk (DDT) 9) Nikita Dzhigurda (actor) 10) collective group “Okean Elzy” 11) collective group “Liapis Troubetzkoy” 12) Sergei Zverev (singer, stylist) 13) Deacon...
  • Shrill Russian Propaganda, 2014 (gallery)

    09/05/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Former Reagan Advisor Calls-Out Obama's Abandonment of FORMAL Guarantee or Ukrainian Borders

    09/02/2014 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Dear Mr. President: If your word (and, by extension, that of the United States) means anything, now is the time to prove it. On Sept. 4-5, you will be attending the NATO Summit in Wales. It will offer you a unique opportunity to demonstrate to the many doubters and scoffers around the world that you, personally, and the United States, as a global superpower, still stands behinds it commitments, and its policies still carry weight. Regardless of how tired we all are in meeting military challenges and aggression, we endanger world peace and the future of our children if we...
  • Putin/Cronies Operate Aggressive, Criminal State-w/in-a-State Void of Philosophy, Principle or Shame

    08/29/2014 6:31:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    With the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine -just like Sarah Palin (and I) warned you about over five years ago-Vladimir Putin and his tight, sinister innercircle have betrayed themselves for what they really are- a (rogue)state within a state. More specifically, the Putin regime is a criminal organization that enjoys the protection of the state in which it resides... Obsessively consumed by self interests and corrupt by nature, they can't stop what they have started... these are men who lie even when the truth would do them far better service. Alas, one major defeat, step-down, or admission of error...
  • Humor of Latest Bulgarian Fad -Vandalism of Soviet-Era Monuments- Lost on Kremlin

    08/26/2014 9:04:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Russians -well known for their great sense of humor (especially when you're making fun of them)- have loudly complained to the Bulgarian government for not-the-first-time re. the ongoing vandalism offensive against (offensive) USSR-era monuments glorifying the Soviet Red Army, the Bulgarian Red Army, and/or socialism in general that still dot the bleak post- communist landscape of the EU's poorest country. One gets the feeling they might have done a bit better by now economically if not for the damage wrought by 40 years of communist stagnation- they seem to think that too, as evidenced by the Bulgarians' disgust...
  • Russian FSB Has ALL the Dirt on Obama, Kremlin to Out Him as 'Pervert' and 'Sodomite'...

    08/07/2014 3:28:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 64 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    I sure don't like the Russians much, but praise be to anyone who sheds the light of truth on the murky Obama regime... since nobody in our mainstream media nor government seems to give-a-hoot-in-hell when gay associates -some would say lovers-at Obama's former church promptlydisappear once he announced his '08 presidential run, or that his wife seems like a bored,embittered beard suffering fromlow job (or any other) satisfaction... While it's difficult to tell where the guy gets his information,Rev JD Manning of 'Manning Report' fame has put a video out proclaiming that Putin/the Kremlin will expose Obama's secret, homosexual...
  • Pro-Russian Donetsk Rebels Paid In Dollars? By WHOM?

    07/07/2014 3:06:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Interestingly, an AP reporter yesterday spotted a line of rebels at a Donetsk foreign-exchange shop, trading handfuls of US dollars for Ukrainian currency (as the country's legitimate armed forces approach)... Of course they 'refused to talk to reporters', but the AP guy observed that 'their mood appeared black'. Obviously changing their money over to Ukrainian billsspeaks volumes on who they expect to be in charge of the Donbas' largest industrial city (Donetsk) a week from now (seeing as how the Ukrainian Army chased them out of Sloviansk and two other SE cities over the weekend). But who paid them...
  • Report: Kerry says US taped Moscow's calls to spies in Ukraine

    04/29/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    Report: Kerry says US taped Moscow's calls to spies in Ukraine By Rebecca Shabad - 04/29/14 08:25 AM EDT U.S. intelligence officials have recordings proving the Russian government has been directing a network of spies inside eastern Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a closed-door meeting Friday, according to The Daily Beast. Intel is producing taped conversations of intelligence operatives taking their orders from Moscow and everybody can tell the difference in the accents, in the idioms, in the language. We know exactly whos giving those orders, we know where they are coming from, Kerry said in a...
  • US Communists Shill for Russia Over Ukraine

    04/19/2014 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 189 replies
    Trevour Loudon ^ | 04/18/14 | Trevor Loudon
    US Communists Shill for Russia Over Ukraine Submitted by Trevor on April 18, 2014 3:08 am EST Brian Becker Two groups have been most actively supporting there is no such thing as an ex-Chekist, Vladimir Putins naked aggression in the Ukraine. They are Western communists, who hate the West and still see Russia as a force for socialism and anti-Americanism, and some naive Western conservatives like commentator Pat Buchanan and actor Steven Segal, who seem to believe that Comrade Putin is a closet Christian bent on defending Western values and saving Europe from the Islamic hordes. These naifs seem...
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortunefrom dubious stock shares eminating fromthe breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks thisyearto establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just likePutin And London residentLeonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian statethen utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Kremlin website hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

    03/14/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14 2014 | Tatyana Ustinova
    Hackers knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times on Friday and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service said. "A powerful cyber attack is under way on the (Kremlin) site," a Kremlin spokeswoman said, adding that the attack was continuing and security experts were trying to prevent further disruptions.
  • Top 10 Kremlin myths & lies used to justify Russian invasion of Ukraines Crimea

    03/06/2014 5:11:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 5, 2014, 4:04 p.m. | Brian Bonner, Ivan Verstyuk
    <p>The Soviet Kremlin was skilled at dishonesty from Vladimir Lenins a lie told often enough becomes the truth to Josef Stalins denial of Ukraines forced famine that killed millions and Mikhail Gorbachevs stonewalling about the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.</p>
  • Hillary (2010): US Position= Guarantee Ukraine's Territorial Integrity/Inviolability of its Borders

    03/04/2014 7:39:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     I guess that was easy to say when Moscow's toady Viktor Yanukovych was doing just as the Kremlin told him to- she made this hollow promise to him -and all other Ukrainians- at a press conference in Kiev just 3-1/2 years ago...   Other BS laid on them by Lil Ms Whatdifferencedoesitmake:   "We support European Union integration"   "...we... support a relationship with Russia that is in Ukraine’s interest that helps to further what President Obama has called the resetting of relations with Russia."   "Some have tried to force Ukrainians into a choice between aligning your country with Russia or with the...
  • 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...
  • Pussy Riot convict 'transferred to Siberia'

    11/05/2013 5:26:58 AM PST · by don-o · 50 replies
    France 24 ^ | November 5, 2013
    AFP - Jailed Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on her way to a new penal colony in Siberia, her husband said Tuesday, following fears after two weeks without information about her whereabouts. Tolokonnikova, 23, who alleged major prison abuses in her previous colony in central Russia, is on her way to a new prison colony deep in the Krasnoyarsk region, her husband Pyotr Verzilov wrote on Twitter, saying the information comes from a reliable source. The penal colony number 50 in the town of Nizhny Ingash lies about 300 kilometres (185 miles) from the regional centre Krasnoyarsk, four...
  • Phone chargers/USB sticks given to G20 world leaders by Russian hosts were 'trojan horses

    10/29/2013 3:21:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-29-13 | Hannah Roberts In Rome
    The revelation came after Germany's secret service investigated the devices It warned that they were 'trojan horses' capable of fishing for information Warnings have gone out to every government that received them Americas NSA spy agency has been under fire from around the world for its surveillance activity over the past few months. Now the Russians are facing criticism for some allegedly shady operations, too. Its claimed that USB drives and phone chargers, given to world leaders at the G20 summit in Russia were 'Trojan horses' capable of sending data back to the Kremlin. David Cameron did not receive one...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous biographies were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in socialism. Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • PRAVDA: Obama Voters = Ignorant Tools: 'Illiterate Society'; 'Communist w/out Question'

    11/26/2012 5:55:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This from people that know a thing or twoabout the pitfalls of socialism... _______________________________________________________________________ In the wake of unlikely GOP defeat, am I the only one that's gone from hating on the lyin', cheatin' progs... to blaming the-more-I-think-about-it wanting to go out and wringeach-and-every Obama voter's goofy neck personally? The 60s had the go-getter 'jet set'- guess we've got the tool set: _______________________________________________________________________ Pravda (highlights mine): Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them... He is a Communist...
  • New broader Russian treason law alarms Putin critics

    11/15/2012 4:03:41 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Steve Gutterman
    * Law extending definition of treason goes into force * Critics say it can be used to stifle dissent * FSB says law needed to deal with foreign intelligence Moscow, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russia enacted a new treason law on Wednesday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who fear he will use it to silence critics and - in a reminder of the Soviet past - put at risk almost anyone who associates with foreigners. The law broadens the definition of treason to allow Russians representing international organisations to face the charge, as well as citizens working for foreign...
  • Pakistan leader visits Russia after bin Laden death

    05/11/2011 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2011
    AFP - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was expected in Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian leaders on his first major foreign visit since the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will host Zardari for talks on Thursday at the Kremlin where officials from the two countries were also expected to sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture, aviation and energy, a spokesman for the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow told AFP. "Economics will be the focus of the visit," said the spokesman, Raja Abdul Qayyum. The three-day visit to Russia will be Zardari's first...
  • Chess Champ Garry Kasparov: They Were Trying to Break My Leg

    08/17/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/17/2012 | Eli Lake
    When chess grand champion and Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov showed up Friday at the sentencing of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, he didnt expect to spend the next five hours in the custody of the Moscow police, recovering from a severe beating. Now, he says, after being punched in the genitals, thrown in a van and beaten by several police, Kasparov says the police have accused him of biting one of theman allegation he denies. They act like animals and they accuse me of biting them, Kasparov told the Daily Beast in his first interview since being arrested. Can...
  • Crash of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 During Sales Presentation a Harsh Blow to Kremlin's Export Aspirations

    05/09/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Just what they didn't need... Sukhoi SuperJet 100 After $1.4B in development, successful presentation/flights at the 2011 Farnborough Air show, and even Russian domestic commercial service, the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 seemed to be moving along towards attaining the respect and cash-generating exports Putin was looking for when the Kremlin orchestratedSukhoi's collaboration with Italy's Finmeccanica and otherforeignsuppliers (including Boeing). The $32M plane features a number of firsts for a Russian commercial airliner, such as fly-by-wire technology and even a stunningPininfarina-designed business-class. Putin, Medvedev, and Berlusconi tour the SuperJet's cabin Yet earlier today a new SuperJet 100 with 50 passengers aboard...
  • Are There or Arent there Russian Troops in Syria?

    03/20/2012 9:19:04 PM PDT · by U-238 · 21 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 3/20/2012 | Defense Tech
    Well, things in Syria are getting a bit more complicated. Weeks after the news that special operators from NATO countries may be inside Syria advising the rebels, comes the news that Russia has dispatched counterterrorism troops to the embattled nation. Now, some news reports say the Russians claim theyve just sent a Navy tanker to support anti-piracy operations in Middle Eastern waters and that any troops aboard that ship are simply there to protect the tankers civilian crew and that there are no Russian counterterror troop in Syria. Now, the ship is docked in the Syrian port of Tartus on...
  • Protests, arrests mark Putin's Kremlin return

    03/05/2012 10:49:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/5/12 | Antoine Lambroschini and Matthew Collin - AFP
    Police arrested dozens of Russians Monday as thousands protested at Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in elections Western monitors called "skewed." Some 14,000 people according to police turned out in Pushkin Square in central Moscow chanting "Russia Yes! Putin No!" as hundreds of helmeted riot police stood by on guard. But Moscow police arrested dozens of protesters at a separate unsanctioned event near the central election commission while an AFP reporter saw nearly one hundred detained at an unauthorised meeting in Putin's native Saint Petersburg. Putin won almost 64 percent of Sunday's ballot in easing his way back to...
  • Russian Billionaire (and NJ Nets Owner) Mikhail Prokhorov Now to Challenge Putin

    12/12/2011 7:26:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    If he's not wearing a Kevlar suit and riding in the back of an APC...Mr. Prokhorov may be well-advised to campaign for next March'sRussian presidential electionfrom the States... or a bunker (or both) Riding a fortune started in the metals industry, Mikhail Prokhorov is one of Russia's richest men... With the largest Russian political protests in years rattling the Kremlin and activistshumiliating current president/Putin lickspittle Dmitri Medvedev online, now a young (46)Russian billionairesays he willchallenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next March's presidential election. Saturday's huge demonstration -the largest since the early 90s- called for fresh parliamentary polls over...
  • Russian show of force at Syria's shore maybe repeat of their strategy from 1999

    11/23/2011 8:38:58 AM PST · by se99tp · 16 replies ^ | 11/23/2011 |
    It is clear that the United States and Russia are on collision course at the shores of Syria. Russian websites (and here)linked to the military intelligence informs that Kremlin decided to confront NATO forces. Three Russian warships had entered territorial waters near Tartus. It was built-in 1971 as an operational support for the Soviet strategic objective in the Southern Theater. It is the only Russian naval military base abroad with probably 50 military personnel. Moreover the Russian military naval base is in Sevastopol was granted from the Ukraine parliament de facto extrateritorial jurisdiction beyond 2017. Russian sources in the Ministry...
  • Analysis: Exxon (arctic drilling) deal sets stage for Putin return to Kremlin

    09/01/2011 9:23:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/11 | Douglas Busvine
    Analysis: Exxon deal sets stage for Putin return to KremlinBy Douglas Busvine | Reuters Wed, Aug 31, 2011 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's blessing of a deal with ExxonMobil to extract oil and gas from the Russian Arctic sends a strong signal that he will return to the Kremlin in an election next year. Neither Putin, 58, who was president from 2000 to 2008, nor President Dmitry Medvedev, 45, has announced whether they will run for the presidency next March. But Putin demonstrated he is firmly in charge and ready to remain Russia's paramount leader by securing...
  • Full-Court-Press Russians Slapping Obama Around Like a Rag Doll...

    07/26/2011 8:15:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 26, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Anyone naively hoping for Obama's failed Russia policy to work out might be forgiven- I too thought we could forge a far more constructive relationship with them back in the early 90's... then again in the wake of 9/11, considering the common enemies that emerged. But years after those harsh lessons in Russian intransigence and strategic opportunism, you'd think the current administration might have known a little better than to just waltz into the Kremlin and try to lay some hopenchange on 'em... and with no 'Plan B' in sight. Wishful thinking aside, if Russia isn't a full-blown enemy...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    04/02/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    A Hidden History of Evil Why doesnt anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? In the worlds collective consciousness, the word Nazi is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis ideologynationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Fhrer principleled directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains...
  • 'Merchant of death' Victor Bout indicted for trying to buy US planes to ferry arms around world

    02/17/2010 6:34:15 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 679+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | February 17, 2010, 7:38 pm | Alison Gendar
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Bout and American-born pal Richard Chichakli were accused of creating a new business, Samar Airlines, which they thought was clean of any connection to their own bloody dealings. Starting in the summer of 2007, Samar Airlines started making deals for airplanes and crews to ferry contraband between the United States and Tajikistan, the indictment said." SNIPPET: "The Russian-born Bout is accused of wiring $1.7 million from bank accounts in Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Russia through banks in New York City and Salt Lake City to finance the scheme." SNIPPET: "Bout, who is accused of supplying weapons to real...
  • Icky Leaks (grave danger is coming directly from Kremlin)

    12/03/2010 11:19:14 AM PST · by Kabud · 58 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3 Dec 2010 | JR Nyquist
    Icky LeaksSensitive diplomatic communications have been published by the Wikileaks Web site, and some of this sensitive material concerns Russia. The importance of Russia as a global power has been downplayed since the fall of the Soviet Union. Leaked U.S. State Department cables give us a glimpse of how dangerous Russia is becoming. The true nature of the Russian regime has not been a popular topic of public discussion; but in secret meetings between diplomats, statesmen and law enforcement officials, there is growing concern. Russia has become the center of international corruption, drawing other states into her orbit.From the leaked...
  • Improvise! Adapt! Overcome! & Chasing Shady Characters Like Viktor Bout, K. Yaroshenko & San Fan Nan

    11/17/2010 8:46:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 17, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    First, some Tire Repair 101 How to set the bead on a giant off-road tire... with just starter fluid and a lighter! while stuck in the boonies: [video clip here] -MechanicsHubdotCom on Vimeo- _________________________________________________________ NOW- speaking of resourceful types... Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout-major supplier to Afghanistan's Northern Alliance in their 2001 war against the Taliban- has been extradited from Thailand to the United States to face terrorism charges: CNN: He's known as the "Merchant of Death" and the "Lord of War," -an alleged international arms dealer straight out of a cloak-and-dagger spy novel who eluded authorities for years and...
  • 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...
  • Donkey gets Tsar treatment

    08/02/2010 9:52:40 PM PDT · by vertolet888 · 12 replies · 9+ views
    The Sun ^ | 01 Aug 2010 | GARY O'SHEA
    THE PARASAILING donkey saved by The Sun is to be whisked to the KREMLIN'S five-star stables to help her forget her nightmare ordeal. Anapka the ass will be lavished with VIP treatment including SUNBEDS and ORGANIC CARROTS. In an extraordinary move, the rescued mule will have the red carpet rolled out at stables established by President Dmitry Medvedev's security service for Russia's famed elite ceremonial cavalry horses. The donkey will get Tsar treatment at the prestigious Kremlin Horse Riding School close to Moscow while she undergoes quarantine and medical tests before travelling to her new home in Britain. Here's some...
  • With lifting of U.S. ban, Russia plans delivery of S-300s

    06/24/2010 3:06:43 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    Geostrategy ^ | 6/24/2010 | Geostrategy
    Russia, in wake of its support for United Nations sanctions, was expected to deliver long-range air defense systems to Iran. A leading Russian analyst said the Kremlin would launch efforts to supply the S-300PMU1 air defense system to Teheran. The analyst said the United States has agreed not to block the S-300 and other Russian defensive exports to Iran. "Clearly, there is realization that this contract will take place," Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, said. On June 10, Pukhov said Russia's defense industry has been pressing the Kremlin to implement the S-300...
  • Russia moves to scrap Iran missile sale

    06/12/2010 9:13:35 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 422+ views
    AFP ^ | 6/11/2010 | AFP
    Russia signalled on Friday it was scrapping the controversial sale of S-300 missiles to Iran in a major shift the Kremlin said was needed after fresh UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme. "S-300 supplies to Iran fall under UN sanctions," a Kremlin source said in Tashkent where President Dmitry Medvedev was attending a summit of a regional security body led by Moscow and Beijing. "Thus this type of weapon cannot be delivered to Iran," said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity. In a flurry of statements, a number of other senior Russian officials made clear that Moscow was changing...
  • One Way to Disarm(Death of Russia Military Complex)

    06/09/2010 8:49:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 123+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | 6/9/2010 | Alexander Golts
    A distinctive feature of the Russian power vertical is that leaders do not bother determining what government officials have already said on a particular subject before preparing their own remarks. At a meeting on security agency budgets on May 24, President Dmitry Medvedev set the goal of modernizing at least 30 percent of Russias weaponry by 2015. The president was apparently unaware of the previous arms program, announced by then-Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov three years ago. In 2007, Ivanov told State Duma deputies that the program would rearm 45 percent of the military by 2015. It failed miserably. In addition,...
  • Russia plans big naval exercise off North Korea

    05/27/2010 7:00:35 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 546+ views
    The Province ^ | 5/27/2010 | The Province
    Russia will hold large-scale naval exercises near North Korea next month that were planned before the current stand-off on the Korean peninsula, naval officials said on Thursday. Tensions between the two Koreas are at their highest level in years, a week after international investigators accused the North of torpedoing a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors. Moscow, which maintains ties with North Korea, has issued repeated calls for calm and restraint from both sides to prevent tension from bubbling over into armed conflict. The Kremlin says it wants more information about the accusations that a North Korea torpedo...
  • Kremlin could probe politicians 'alien meeting'

    05/15/2010 8:49:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 460+ views ^ | May 6, 2010
    A Russian MP has called for officials to investigate claims by a regional president that he met aliens onboard a spaceship -- in case he revealed any state secrets. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov of Kalmykia recently told a TV interviewer that in 1997 he was met by aliens at his Moscow apartment and that he spent several hour with them. He said he'd been falling asleep when he heard someone calling him from his balcony. When he went to look, he was met by human-like aliens in yellow spacesuits. The aliens then apparently took him onboard their spaceship where chatted to them...
  • Civilization put at risk

    04/10/2010 6:02:14 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 17 replies · 682+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 10, 2010 | Editorial
    Who knew? The nuclear-freeze movement, an enterprise run from the Kremlin during the 1970s and '80s, is alive and well. The Obama administration wants to push the reset button on America's nuclear deterrent, essentially by defining WMDs down. Under George W. Bush and his predecessors, Democratic and Republican, an enemy that launched a biological or chemical attack could face a retaliatory nuclear strike. President Obama would not use nuclear weapons in such an instance unless the attacker had nuclear weapons as well. "Those threats, Mr. Obama argued, could be deterred with 'a series of graded options,' a combination of old...
  • The True Causes Underlying the Moscow Metro Bombings

    03/30/2010 11:31:06 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies · 319+ views ^ | 03/30/2010 | Dr John C.K. Daly
    The tragic news of the 29 March twin suicide bombings of two Moscow Metro stations during the morning rush hour has produced outrage worldwide, with the Kremlin quickly adding that the attacks were carried out by the Caucasus Mujaheddin, a northern Caucasus-based militant Islamist guerrilla group that claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Moscow to St. Petersburg express train last November. The grim death toll can be seen as yet another statistic in the Kremlins ongoing war with Chechnya separatists that erupted in December 1994. Underneath and driving the savagery of the last 16 years is a resource that...