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  • OBAMA: ´They Don´t Call Moscow´ When There´s Trouble In The World

    09/28/2014 9:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/28/14 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama wants everyone to know "how we roll": The US always takes the lead in international crises. In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday evening, Obama was asked why the US is contributing such a significant portion of the military coalition against the jihadist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS. Obama responded by arguing that other countries were not stepping up. "When trouble comes up anywhere in the world, they don´t call Beijing, they don´t call Moscow. They call us. That´s the deal," he quipped. When CBS´ Steve Kroft pressed Obama on the relatively small contributions from...
  • Russia Shuts Moscow McDonald's Restaurants

    08/20/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/20/2014
    Russia's food safety watchdog has suspended operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over alleged sanitary law breaches.
  • Outrage at Moscow grows over "shambolic" Flight 17 probe

    07/21/2014 8:47:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    The probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has turned “shambolic,” according to international leaders, and an intercepted communication appears to capture Moscow directing Russian separatists in Ukraine to keep evidence out of the hands of objective investigators.
  • UKRAINE: Security Service Published Talks between Terrorists & Moscow [AUDIO/TRANSCRIPT]

    07/17/2014 5:36:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    burkonews ^ | July 17, 2014
    TRANSLATION: The Security Service of Ukraine Published Talks between Terrorists and Their Curators from Moscow The Security Service of Ukraine published audio records of intercepted talks between terrorists and their curators from Moscow regarding the shot down plane of “Malaysia Airlines”. Below is the transcription of the video translated into English. On July 17, 2014 at 16:20 militants of “Bes” (Russian citizen I.Bezler) group using Russian surface-to-air missile system shot down passenger aircraft “Boeing-777” of “Malaysia Airlines” (Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur flight). At 16:40 Bes reported about the shot down aircraft to his curator, Colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate...
  • ID: Moscow Restaurant Encourages Open Carry of Guns

    06/24/2014 6:16:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Moscow, Idaho, a restaurant offers a discount to people who openly carry firearms. In the vast majority of states, openly carried firearms are legal.   The right to open carry has been used in a number of states to push for the passage of "shall issue" laws to allow people to legally carry firearms concealed.  Virginia, Ohio, and Wisconsin are states that readily come to mind.  Texans are currently  using the legal open carry of rifles, guaranteed in their State Constitution, to push for the legal open carry of handguns.  Arizonans used the right to open carry to remove...
  • UKRAINE: Leader of Slavic separatists "People mayor" Vyacheslav Ponomarev Sloviansk killed

    06/15/2014 1:59:42 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    uainfo.org ^ | 15/06/2014 20:06
    "People's Mayor" Sloviansk Ponomarev Today killed the leader of the Slavic separatists, "the people's Mayor" Of Vyacheslav Ponomarev. Official confirmation yet, but the information comes from different sources. However, the details differ. Some sources argue was work of ATO "sniper." At the same time, the respected/distinguished Russian blogger edinoross2010 having his sources of information, claims that Ponomarev was shot "in connection with/due to change of the political situation." Quote: "that is not for the rape of a minor and not for embezzlement of funds, but because [Ponomarev] became a liability to serious people." Before the execution/ being shot, he...
  • Moscow Police convinced that Putin is - ... chuylo

    05/03/2014 7:01:28 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 15 replies
    Russian translation | 5/1/2014 | znb
    The shock of the day: Moscow Police sincerely convinced that Putin is chuylo (pryck) (translation) When they say that all the jokes are born in life, it's true. So the other day leadership of the Moscow police actually confirmed spicy anecdote. On Wednesday, April 30, at Moscow's Red Square, police detained single picketer, who was holding a banner reading "chuylo". Police concluded that picketer insulted President Vladimir Putin. Picketer was taken to the nearest police station, where he was charged with criminal case under article "insulting the president." The detainees statement that he did not write any names, the policeman...
  • Over 100,000 people taking part in May Day unions demonstration in central Moscow

    05/01/2014 12:41:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 05/01/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, May 01. /ITAR-TASS/. More than 100 thousand people are taking part in the May Day demonstration of trade unions in the centre of Moscow, the press service of the city’s main interior department reports. “The festive procession of trade unions from Vasilyevsky Spusk down Tverskaya Street has begun in the Russian capital,” the police department said. Who is taking part The column of the procession participants is led by Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin, head of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FITUR) Mikhail Shnakov, head of the Moscow Trade Union Federation Sergei Chernov. Young people and students...
  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... Netanyahu does speak to Putin by phone from time to time, so Tuesday night's conversation - though not a regular occurence - is by no means unprecedented. Russia is a major player in three areas of major concern to Israel: Iran, Syria and arms sales to the Middle East. ... On Monday, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denied a Haaretz report last week...
  • Anti-Kremlin protest draws thousands in Moscow

    04/13/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 21 replies
    MOSCOW (AP) — More than 10,000 people turned out in Moscow on Sunday for an anti-Kremlin rally to denounce Russian state television's news coverage, particularly of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. In promoting the Kremlin line, state television has portrayed the new pro-Western government in Ukraine as a "fascist junta" under the control of the U.S. government and determined to oppress Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine. The broadcasts have taken on a harsh anti-American tone. Some of those who took part in the demonstration, called a "March of Truth," carried blue and yellow Ukrainian flags. One woman, wearing a traditional...
  • Moscow pork embargo causes havoc in Brussels

    03/21/2014 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 March 2014 | Aline Robert
    The European Commission has ordered EU member states to stop holding bilaterals with Russia over the pork trade and has threatened to complain to the World Trade Organization, claiming that a Russian embargo on European pork is unwarranted. EurActiv France reports. According to informed sources, France, Denmark and the Netherlands established bilateral contact with Russia in an attempt to end the embargo on European pork. The embargo, which began in January over concerns of African swine fever in European wild boar, blocks all European pork on sanitary grounds. […] Brussels “called for Europe to speak with one voice, seeing as...
  • Putin says U.S. guided by 'the rule of the gun' in foreign policy

    03/18/2014 6:39:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 18, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Monday of being guided in its foreign policy not by international law but by the "rule of the gun." "Our Western partners headed by the United States prefer not to be guided by international law in their practical policies, but by the rule of the gun," he told a joint session of parliament.
  • Fugitive Ukrainian president shows up in Moscow

    02/27/2014 12:11:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 3:06 PM EST | Lynn Berry
    Ukraine’s fugitive president surfaced on Thursday in Moscow, where he was said to have been seen at an opulent five-star hotel and a Kremlin country retreat once favored by the late Boris Yeltsin. Viktor Yanukovych reportedly was granted protection in Russia, but he has not received a warm reception. Although Russia still considers him the legitimate president of Ukraine, the Kremlin has treated him cautiously and portrayed him as a coward who betrayed those who stood by him. …
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West

    02/20/2014 9:29:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 20, 2014 | Steven Lee Myers
    MOSCOW — The two sides in what is developing into an East-West clash over Ukraine hardened their positions on Wednesday, with Russian officials denouncing what they called a coup by right-wing extremists, even as the United States and Europe threatened to impose sanctions on those responsible for the violence that has erupted in the capital, Kiev, and spread to other cities.
  • Armed student kills teacher, policeman in Moscow school before being taken into custody

    02/03/2014 4:09:15 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 6 replies
    AP via Canadian Press ^ | February 3, 2014 | Lynn Berry
    MOSCOW - A 10th-grade student armed with two rifles burst into his Moscow school on Monday and killed his 76-year-old geography teacher and a policeman before being taken into custody, investigators said. None of the children in School No. 263 at the time were hurt, said Karina Sabitova, a police spokeswoman at the scene. The school is for children in grades one through 11, as is typical in Russia. The student gunman also seriously wounded a second police officer who had responded to an alarm from the school, police said. Such shootings in Russian schools are extremely rare, but Moscow...
  • Moscow Patriarchate: Russia Must do More to Combat Radical Islam

    12/31/2013 12:36:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Amid recent terrorist attacks in Volgograd, a city of one million in southern Russia, a leading Russian Orthodox Church official has called upon the nation to do more to combat radical Islam. The Reuters news agency reported that militants are seeking to establish an Islamist state near Volgograd. “If the circulation of Nazi ideological clichés has been strictly limited or banned in certain cases, why not apply the same scheme to the radical interpretation of Islam rejected by most Muslims themselves?” said Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, according to an Interfax...
  • Report: U.S. Air Force general drank too much, fraternized with foreign women in Moscow

    12/19/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/13 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor last summer during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar, according to an investigative report released Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who was commander of the Air Force´s arsenal of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, “acted in a manner that exceeded the limits of accepted standards of good conduct” during a four-day visit to Moscow in July, according to an investigation conducted by the Air Force
  • Reward Is Being Offered For Information In Arson Case

    12/07/2013 11:25:56 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies
    KLEWTV.com ^ | Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM PST | By Rachel Dubrovin
    MOSCOW, ID SNIPPET: "The Moscow Police initially offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person who’s responsible, but the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is now offering an additional $5,000 reward to apprehend those responsible. The anonymous tip line for the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is 877.752.7766 or call Moscow Police at 208.882.2677."
  • Why on Earth Is There a Two-Story Louis Vuitton Bag in Russia’s Red Square?

    11/27/2013 10:26:36 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | Elliot Hannon
    Nothing says class like an advertisement masquerading as a museum that benefits charity. At least that’s what luxury brand Louis Vuitton seemed to think when it began construction on a gigantic—100 foot long and 30 foot high—replica of one of its designer bags in the middle of Russia’s historic Red Square two weeks ago. But, as workers finished off the two-story structure this week, not everyone is happy. Russian residents have deemed the two-story designer bag, which sits steps from the Kremlin, as “tacky” and politicians decried “the decision to build a shrine to bourgeois excess near such ‘sacred ground,’”...
  • Moscow mayor: No more mosques in my city

    11/26/2013 3:14:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/26/13 | Fred Weir
    Moscow — No more mosques will be built in Moscow, despite the huge crowds that swamp the city's four public mosques on Muslim holidays, because they are mainly used by temporary workers, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has decided. In an interview with the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday, Mr. Sobyanin said that Moscow has about two million foreign residents, the vast bulk of them migrant workers from former Soviet Central Asia who are mainly Muslim. The city's economy "could not manage without them," he admitted. But he insisted that the vast throngs of Muslims who fill Moscow streets and wait,...
  • Report: In Moscow, Netanyahu Asks Putin to Take Lead From Obama in Iran Negotiations

    11/21/2013 9:44:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 11/21/13 | Pamela Geller
    OMG. This is breathtaking -- Israel was always punished for being the proxy of the US in region. America was the big Satan, Israel the little Satan. Now that Obama has thrown Israel under the nuclear bus, hellzapoppin. Poor Israel, diving for dear life, when they should be diving for pearls. Obama's foreign policy failures are like an out-of-control snowball tearing down Mount Kilimanjaro. Just when you think it can't get any worse .... Egypt, Libya, Benghazi, Eastern Europe, Honduras, the Baltic states, Russia et al. And the King's sniveling subjects in the enemedia are still polishing his knob.
  • [Moscow Mayor} Sobyanin: Moscow Has Enough Mosques

    11/20/2013 12:12:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/20/13
    Moscow, November 20, Interfax - Moscow has a sufficient number of mosques, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. "I think that Moscow has enough mosques. Especially as we can see that most people participating in the celebration of Islamic holidays come from other regions and the suburbs of Moscow. Visitors constitute from 60% to 70% of the total number. But we cannot accommodate everyone. I think this is unnecessary," Sobyanin said in an interview published on the Komsomolskaya Pravda website on Wednesday. The city administration has not issued permits to build new mosques but the construction of a new building of...
  • VIDEO: Moscow Police Arresting Muslim Suspected of Killing Russia Man (Raw Footage!)

    10/16/2013 6:01:50 PM PDT · by ResisTyr · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 16, 2013 | hobotzcarandco
    VIDEO: Moscow Police Arresting Muslim Suspected of Killing Russia Man (Raw Footage!)
  • (ITEOTWAWKI) ... Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow

    08/20/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | James Marson
    Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow MOSCOW–This summer, zombie birds have come to Russia’s capital. In what some might compare to a horror film–or even a sign of the apocalypse–the streets of Moscow have been littered with dead and sick pigeons in the past week. Videos posted on the Internet show pigeons twisting their necks, walking backward in circles or standing completely still with their heads on the ground. Muscovites are calling them “zombie pigeons.” Corpses of those that don’t survive have been spotted across the city. Russia’s chief sanitary official, Gennady Onishchenko, said Friday that veterinarians had concluded the pigeons were...
  • BEST of Russian Parking

    08/03/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Moscow says no Snowden extradition request from U.S.

    07/25/2013 9:16:59 PM PDT · by Rabin · 37 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2013-07-26 02:57:00 | staff
    Russia has not received extradition request for Snowden from the United States, the Justice Ministry said Thursday. The ministry did receive a letter from Eric Holder explaining some aspects of the U.S. position on the status of Snowden... The "document did not contain (a) request for the extradition or deportation of this individual," the statement said.
  • 160 million credit cards later, 'cutting edge' hacking ring cracked

    07/25/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Bob Sullivan
    For nearly a decade, a band of cybercriminals rampaged through the servers of a global business who's who: Among the victims were 7-Eleven, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, JetBlue and JC Penney. Prosecutors say the hackers stole "conservatively" 160 million credit card numbers, and the dollar value of the crimes they helped facilitate is enormous — just four of the victims are out $300 million. The suffering caused to identity theft victims was "immeasurable," say prosecutors. On Thursday, five of the gang's members were indicted. One is in custody in the U.S., a second is awaiting extradition in the Netherlands, and three...
  • Reykjavik mayor proposes cutting ties with Moscow over gay law

    07/21/2013 12:57:24 PM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 Jul 2013 | Chris Irvine
    The mayor of Reykjavik has called for the Icelandic capital to cut its ties with Moscow over Russia's nationwide ban on homosexual propaganda. Last month, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, signed a law that stigmatises gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. In response, Jón Gnarr, who was one of Iceland's top comedian's before becoming mayor of the city in 2010, filed a motion in a city council meeting last week to end his city's relationship with Moscow. Since 2007 Reykjavik and Moscow have been "sister cities".
  • Road to relationships rough for expat women in Moscow

    07/09/2013 10:23:41 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 28 replies
    The Moscow News ^ | 08/07/2013 12:40 | Kristen Blyth
    On a blazing summer afternoon in Moscow, Stefania, an Italian professional in her early 30s, manages to look picture-perfect. In a belted tangerine dress, with an impeccable manicure and glossy hair, she fits right in to a local culture that celebrates ultra-feminine style. “You have to dress bright, like a traffic light – high heels, short skirts, hair, nails – to attract men’s attention,” she explained. “Dating in Moscow is a war, and your looks are your only weapons.” Yet even as she turns heads in the street, Stefania admits that her love life is a struggle. “Dating Russian men...
  • The Real Traitors to America Are In Washington and NY(Not Snowden in Moscow)

    07/01/2013 12:24:09 PM PDT · by Veto! · 30 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | July 1, 2013 | Dave Lindorff
    ....the real traitors who have done so much to destroy America are buying politicians of both parties, using their undue influence to gut any effort at real regulation, all the while earning fat bonuses in their corner offices at megabanks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citi Group, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. No need to extradite those guys in order to prosecute 'em. They're right here in the USA. All that's lacking is a will to bring charges for things like mortgage fraud, derivative fraud, collusion, lying under oath, etc. But Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder,...
  • Positive compilation of Russian dash cams(Video by ArkadiYM93- Author )

    05/26/2013 10:47:23 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
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  • Russian anti-gay bill overwhelmingly approved in lower house, protesters detained

    06/11/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT · by klpt · 8 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | June 11, 2013 | By Associated Press
    MOSCOW — A bill that stigmatizes Russia’s gay community and bans the distribution of information about homosexuality to children was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament Tuesday. More than two dozen protesters were attacked by anti-gay activists and then detained by police, hours before the State Duma approved the Kremlin-backed legislation in a 436-0 vote. The bill banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” still needs to be passed by the appointed upper house and signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, but neither step is in doubt. The measure is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian...
  • Chechen lawyer flees Russia after threats

    05/30/2013 12:44:22 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 7 replies
    The Moscow News ^ | 27/04/2012 14:29 | Evgeniya Chaykovskaya
    Chechen lawyer Dagir Khasavov fled Russia after receiving death threats following his calls for Sharia law to be introduced in the country. The Russian Political Immigrants society announced on Friday that he swiftly left the country, BBC reported. The lawyer left for “a European country” after receiving threats. His son, Arlsan Khasavov, wrote in his blog that his father was provoked, possibly by Chechen authorities, to make him a “ritual sacrifice” before the inauguration. Khasanov gave an interview to Ren TV on April 24, where he said that Muslims in Russia do not want to go to secular courts and...
  • CIA agent intercepted in Moscow - reports

    05/14/2013 4:28:10 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 May 2013 Last updated at 11:17 GMT
    An alleged CIA agent has been briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer, Russian media report. The alleged agent was held overnight before released to US officials, Russia's Federal Security Service said. He is said to have been working as a secretary at the US embassy in Moscow. The man was reportedly arrested with a large sum of money, technical devices and written instructions for the agent he had tried to recruit. He was named as Ryan Fogle, said to be a third secretary at the US embassy in Moscow. There is no comment...
  • Russian Military Parade Makes Kerry Wait at Airport

    05/08/2013 3:03:35 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | May 7, 2013 | Kirit Radia
    MOSCOW – The U.S. Secretary of State’s motorcade often halts traffic when he travels abroad, but today it proved no match for columns of Russian tanks, ICBMs and armored personnel carriers. Secretary John Kerry arrived in Moscow for meetings with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, but he had to cool his heels at the airport for about 30 minutes because a rehearsal for an upcoming military parade was blocking his route downtown. Every May 9, Russians celebrate Victory Day, marking their triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II. Moscow hosts an annual parade in Red Square...
  • Today's Russia in Pictures... and Toons!

    03/18/2013 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The Polonium Diversion

    12/27/2006 12:16:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 555+ views
    EdwardJayEpstein.com ^ | December 10, 2006 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Polonium Diversion At least a dozen people have been contaminated by the rare radioactive isotope Polonium 210. The list includes Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB who died from a dose of Polonium 210 in London on November 23rd; Andrei Lugovoi, a former colleague of Litvinenko in the KGB, who met with Litvinenko at the Pine bar of the Millennium Hotel in London the day he became ill, November 1st; Dmitry Lugovoi, Lugovoi’s business associate, who also attended that November 1st meetings; 7 employees of the Millennium Hotel; Mario Scaramella, an Italian security consultant, who dined with...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views
    typicallyspanish.com ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramón Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, ‘Don’t kill him! He must talk.’ Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • Woah- Surreal Dash Cam Video of Yesterday's Russian Plane Crash

    12/29/2012 11:45:08 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Prayers go out to the famlies of the 4/8 Red Wings crew lost when their Tu-204 overshot a runway yesterday in Moscow- yet with no passengers on-board this one could have been a whole lot worse:[YouTube]
  • Catholic Christmas in Moscow

    12/25/2012 7:18:26 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 4 replies
    Voice of Russia Radio ^ | Dec 25, 2012 | Milena Faustova
    On the night of December 24, Roman Catholics and members of several other Christian denominations celebrated Christmas Eve. In the late hours of December 24, the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in Russia – the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin – was full of people. With an exclamation of the priest, “Christ is born!”, which was joyfully repeated by the people, the holiday mass began.
  • Russia's Putin Invites Obama to Moscow

    11/10/2012 9:20:48 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    voa ^ | November 9, 2012 | James Brooke
    U.S. President Barack Obama (silhouetted in car window) and his family return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington, November 7, 2012. MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Moscow next year.​​Mr. Putin’s outstretched hand contrasts to the cold shoulder offered President Obama four years ago, at the time of the American’s first election. At that time, Europe was swept with Obama-mania. But the Kremlin responded to Barack Obama’s election by announcing that Russia would install missiles in Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost territory. Alexander Romanovich, a Duma deputy who is...
  • Turkey Finds Missile Parts on Intercepted Syrian Plane

    10/10/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/12 | Elad Benari
    Turkey seized "objectionable cargo" aboard the Syrian passenger plane which it intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, according to an AFP report. "There is illegal cargo on the plane that should have been reported" in line with civil aviation regulations, Davutoglu was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency. "There are elements on board that can be considered objectionable," he added, without elaborating. The confiscated cargo might be missile parts, NTV news channel reported. The plane, carrying 35 passengers on board, would be allowed to leave soon, Davutoglu said. Meanwhile,...
  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/houston/press-releases/2012/russian-agent-and-10-other-members-of-procurement-network-for-russian-military-and-intelligence-operating-in-the-u.s.-and-russia-indicted-in-new-york Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...
  • 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...
  • Communist mentor Obama backers trying to hide

    07/17/2012 4:22:02 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 26 replies
    WND ^ | July 17, 2012 | Art Moore
    When a biographer sets out to understand a president, he naturally begins with mentors, the people who helped shape his character, career and worldview, notes author Paul Kengor. But when it comes to explaining Barack Obama, the establishment media has shown virtually no interest in delving into the life of the man the president himself held up as a guiding and affirming voice at every major point in his life.
  • New Threats For Old

    07/12/2012 9:36:02 AM PDT · by se99tp
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | July 12th, 2012 | J.R. Nyquist
    Communism has continued to swallow countries because resistance to Communism fell away after 1991.The adoption of a private property system in Russia did not signify the triumph of capitalism. It signified a new kind of danger which involves the subversion of capitalism through capitalism itself argues sovietologist J.R. Nyquist.
  • Moscow's 100 year ban on gay pride parades upheld by courts

    06/08/2012 9:12:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Jun 8, 2012 | Marcus Hondro
    Moscow city courts have upheld a ruling that in essence bans gay pride parades in that city for 100 years. The decision was rendered this week and already the Russian LGBT community is planning to fight it. In response to Moscow's earlier ruling that they would ban gay pride parades for 100 years, Russian LGBT rights leader Nikolay Alekseyev had sought a permit to have pride parades in Moscow each year until 2112. Moscow's municipal courts denied his request and now the appeal of that verdict has been lost. LGBT to challenge in European Court of Human Rights Alekseyev and...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
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