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  • Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

    10/15/2018 7:12:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    Russian Orthodox Church ^ | 15 October A.D. 2018 | Department for External Church Reltgh Relaations
    Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the Russian Church With profound pain the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the report of the Patriarchate of Constantinople published on October 11, 2018, about the following decisions of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople: confirming the intention ‘to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church; opening a ‘stauropegion’ of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kiev; ‘restoring in the rank of bishop or priest’ the leaders of the Ukrainian schism and their...
  • Schism: The Russian Orthodox Church severs Eucharistic Communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch

    10/15/2018 12:16:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 28 replies
    OCP Media ^ | 10-15-2018 | various
    Breaking- Minsk- Belarus: A statement published by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church stated that it is impossible for the Russian Church to continue in Eucharistic Communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, reports Patriarchia.ru.
  • Russian Orthodox Church: BREAK Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople [ED]

    10/15/2018 3:01:08 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    The Russian Orthodox Church ^ | 15 October A.D. 2018 | Department for External Church Reltgh Relaations
    The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has considered it impossible to remain in the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, at its session on October 15, 2019, in Minsk, adopted a Statement of the Holy Synod concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople upon the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Holy Synod members deemed it impossible to continue to be in the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. It is stated in particular that ‘to admit in communion the schismatics and a person anathematized...
  • Putin Suffers Crimea Blowback with Orthodox Church schism

    10/14/2018 5:49:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Financial Times ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Max Seddon, Roman Olearchyk
    When Russian president Vladimir Putin celebrated the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, he claimed the disputed peninsula was “spiritually” inseparable from Moscow. But Mr Putin’s military intervention is now threatening to undermine the “Russian world” beyond Moscow’s borders that he sought to protect. An arcane canonical dispute has become a geopolitical flashpoint after Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of Orthodox Christianity, said on Thursday that he intended to grant full recognition to a breakaway church in Ukraine that split from the Russian patriarchate in the early 1990s. The Russian church has warned it may...
  • TOP COUNTERINTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL CLAIMS OBAMA STATE DEPARTMENT ‘INDULGED IN SEXUAL FAVORS’ AT..

    09/14/2018 12:59:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/2018 | Jon Brown
    A former top counterintelligence official has “described his consternation at the recklessness of State Department officials of both sexes during the Obama years who indulged in sexual favors from in-room masseurs during their stays at the Moscow Ritz,” according to a recent story by Politico. The striking statement, made in the extensive article about young Russians who live and work in Washington, D.C., is not expanded upon. The former official is left unnamed. The anecdote was offered to explain that not every Russian attempt to sexually manipulate intelligence targets is directed toward Republicans. The presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton hotel...
  • Russian Opposition Candidates Beaten, Cars Torched Ahead of (Regional) Elections

    09/07/2018 9:38:56 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sept 6, 2018
    Members of an opposition party running for office outside Moscow have reportedly been beaten and had their cars torched before regional elections scheduled for Sept. 9. Voters in 22 different regions across Russia, including Moscow, will elect mayors and local legislative assembly deputies on Sunday. Seven regions will also be holding special elections for seats in the State Duma. Parnas opposition party member Sergei Balabayev was beaten by a masked assailant who was allegedly plastering Parnas-branded flyers calling for an election boycott, the party said. “As soon as the deputy entered the vestibule, he was immediately kicked and punched in...
  • Russia is preparing to search for a nuclear-powered missile that was lost at sea

    08/21/2018 12:54:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug. 21, 2018 | Amanda Macias
    Moscow is preparing to recover a nuclear-powered missile lost at sea, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged earlier this year that the new missile had unlimited range. The missile was tested four times between November and February, each resulting in a crash, according to sources who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway and Russia. The operation will include three vessels, one of which...
  • Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow for meeting with Putin

    07/27/2018 1:07:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump is “open” to visiting Moscow if he receives a formal invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday. "President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a reciprocal formal invitation," Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Putin said Friday he is ready to invite Trump if conditions are right, and he is also ready to visit Washington. The White House statement came after National Security Adviser John Bolton said earlier this week that a meeting with...
  • Putin Says He's 'Ready To Go To Washington' And Invites Trump To MOSCOW

    07/27/2018 6:48:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/27/18 | Geoff Earle
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says has invited President Donald Trump to visit him in Moscow and also said he is ready to go to the White House. Putin told reporters in South Africa that phone calls were not sufficient, and the two men needed to talk about the Iran nuclear deal and other topics. Trump took heat from members of both parties after his July 16 meeting with Putin, where the president said he found Putin's denial of election interference 'powerful.' Trump is to meet with his national security team today to discuss election security, following a report of a...
  • Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide story

    10/01/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 51 replies · 2,095+ views
    Bone with bullet hole found by Russians in 1946 came from an unknown woman, not the German leader Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide In countless biographies of Adolf Hitler the story of his final hours is recounted in the traditional version: committing suicide with Eva Braun, he took a cyanide pill and then shot himself on 30 April 1945, as the Russians bombarded Berlin. Some historians expressed doubt that the Führer had shot himself, speculating that accounts of Hitler's death had been embellished to present his suicide in a suitably heroic light. But a fragment...
  • Hitler definitely died in 1945, according to new study of his teeth

    05/20/2018 9:08:09 AM PDT · by golux · 71 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 May 2018 | R. Mulholland
    French researchers claim to have put an end to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler, after a study of his teeth proved he definitely died after taking cyanide and shooting himself in the head in Berlin in 1945. The researchers reached their conclusion after they were given rare access to fragments of Hitler’s teeth which have been held in Moscow since the end of World War II. "The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945," said professor Philippe Charlier. "We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler. He...
  • IG Horowitz... “Reasonable Grounds” FBI Violated FEDERAL LAW in Bureau’s Handling of Hillary...

    05/17/2018 10:55:26 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 394 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 17 2018 | Cristina Laila
    BREAKING NEWS. Inspector General Horowitz found “reasonable grounds” for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Horowitz has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution, says investigative reporter, Paul Sperry. Buckle up because IG Horowitz’s report is going to light DC up. Investigative reporter, Paul Sperry dropped this gem Thursday afternoon: Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found “reasonable grounds” for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has...
  • John Brennan's Secret Trip to Moscow

    04/24/2018 6:45:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Russians say he did, and while some might say, well, these are the same Russians who helped put together the Steele dossier filled with "salacious and unverified" material, and may once again be playing with us, there is evidence that Brennan, the man who voted for communist Gus Hall for president, did make the trip in March 2016 for purposes unknown: "It's no secret that Brennan was here," claimed Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov.  "But he didn't visit the Foreign Ministry.  I know for sure that he met with the Federal Security Service (the successor agency to the Soviet KGB), and...
  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • Moscow has No Symmetrical Answers to US Sanctions Other Than Military Aggression

    04/10/2018 5:16:48 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | April 10, 2018 | Petrov, Makarin
    Three Moscow analysts say that the Kremlin has no clear symmetrical answers to the imposition of new US sanctions that do not do as much harm to Russia as to the United States. A Chinese analyst argues that precisely because Vladimir Putin doesn’t have any symmetrical responses at hand, the Kremlin leader is likely to engage in aggressive actions somewhere in order to demonstrate that he has not been put into a corner by the West and deprived of his freedom of action. Makarkin says “Russia today does not have the economic levels for influencing other countries which the US...
  • Press Release Regarding the Sixth Turkish-Russian Joint Strategic Planning Group Meeting

    03/12/2018 12:06:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    On 12-14 March 2018, H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey will pay a visit to Moscow to attend the Sixth Turkish-Russian Joint Strategic Planning Group Meeting, a sub-mechanism of the Turkish-Russian High Level Cooperation Council (HLCC). At the Joint Strategic Planning Group Meeting co-chaired by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the sides will have comprehensive exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as the current regional and international affairs of common interest. This meeting will also lay the groundwork for the HLCC to be held in Turkey this year under the co-chairmanship of...
  • 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...
  • Russian jet 'crashes' after Moscow take-off

    02/11/2018 5:04:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say. The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing.
  • Why Russians Should Boycott Their Elections - Mayor of Yekaterinburg explains

    02/04/2018 11:22:58 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | Evgeny Roizman
    “There is no political opposition in Russia. Parties like the Liberal Democratic Party and the Communist Party are, in effect, sub-departments of United Russia, the ruling party. There is only one power vertical and everyone in politics is in it: some as a back-up plan, just in case, some because they expect preferential treatment. I don’t call myself an opposition. I am just a person of common sense. No one appointed me to my post, I was chosen by the majority in competitive elections. That is why I have more scope to act than government-backed officials. But where I can’t...
  • Isikoff Stunned That His Carter Page Article Was Used To Justify Spy Warrant

    02/02/2018 6:08:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/18 | Chuck Ross
    Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff said Friday that he was surprised to find out that an article he wrote about Carter Page prior to the election was used to obtain a spy warrant against the former Trump campaign adviser.The revelation, which was made in a memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, “stuns me,” Isikoff said in an episode of his podcast, “Skullduggery.”The four-page memo alleges that the DOJ and FBI submitted inaccurate and incomplete information in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page. The spy warrant was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.One “essential” part of the...