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  • Top 10 Kremlin myths & lies used to justify Russian invasion of Ukraine’s 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 Lenin’s “a lie told often enough becomes the truth” to Josef Stalin’s denial of Ukraine’s forced famine that killed millions and Mikhail Gorbachev’s stonewalling about the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.</p>
  • Youngest Obama Daughter's Real Name NOT 'Sasha', but Soviet/Russian 'Natasha'...

    12/16/2013 10:16:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 107 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    It was once not uncommon in 'captive' communist satellite nations (subjugated to the USSR) to give your child a Russian name, mostly to show support for the Soviet system and provide them a leg-up in the commie world. But how many (esp black) Americans do YOU know with a Russian first name? How amusing it is then that the Obamas' last federal tax return revealed a fact not publicly known- that 'Sasha's actual legal name is 'Nastasha', which means 'birthday' in the language of the USSR. And something tells me it wasn't just because it sounded pretty. Of course it's a...
  • Orthodox Church hails Putin’s approach to military issues

    The Russian Orthodox Church says it fully supports Vladimir Putin’s initiatives on military reform and also rejects the allegations that the church is an intrinsically pacifist organization. Vsevolod Chaplin, a high-placed cleric in the Russian Orthodox Church, told the press that the church was very happy that Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin intended to solve the problems of the Russian military, as stated in Putin’s recent article in the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily. “I fully agree with the statement that the military force must again acquire the traditional role of the most important social elevator,” the Interfax news agency...
  • Russia tells Netanyahu it will hold off on Iran arms deal

    02/15/2010 11:10:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 467+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 2/15/10 | Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent in Moscow
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday assured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it would hold off on its contract to sell an advanced air defense system to Iran. Israel has repeatedly asked Russia to scrap its contract over the sale of the S-300 system to Iran. Netanyahu said he had received assurances from the Russian leader during their talks on Monday that Moscow understood the seriousness of the issues involved for regional stability.
  • (Russian) Veterans Outraged at Stalin Soft Drink

    01/30/2010 10:59:22 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 15 replies · 637+ views
    A beverage plant in the Russian city of Volgograd is releasing a series of soft drinks picturing Josef Stalin and other World War II commanders, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported on Wednesday. The drinks are being released in honor of the 67th anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad, the Soviet-era name for Volgograd, and will appear in Volgograd stores in early February. A second release of the drinks is set to coincide with the May 9 Victory Day celebrations, with this year marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. The three soft drinks in the series...
  • Russian train crash kills 25, terrorism suspected

    11/27/2009 6:02:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,531+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 27, 2009 | Oleg Shchedrov
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The crash of a luxury train in Russia killed 25 people and injured up to 63 more, an official said on Saturday, and sources suggested it may have been an act of terrorism. "Twenty-five people died in the accident," an official reported to Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting televised by Vesti-25 television, hours after the crash. Several carriages of the Nevsky Express traveling from Moscow to St Petersburg were derailed at 9:30 p.m. (1830 GMT) on Friday near the town of Bologoye, 350 km (200 miles) from Moscow. Estimates of the number of injured ranged...
  • Obama's anniversary gift to Russia

    09/17/2009 10:21:45 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 28 replies · 1,144+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama is making so many foreign-policy blunders that he is starting to make us yearn for the national-security acumen of the Carter administration. His official announcement scrapping the planned missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic was long expected but still landed with a thud. It is hard to remember a strategic choice that is so obviously wrong on so many levels.
  • Medvedev invites Ahmadinejad to SCO summit

    05/19/2009 6:49:21 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Press TV ^ | May 18, 2009 | Staff
    Russian President... Medvedev has invited his Iranian counterpart to participate in an upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit....Iran...has been seeking to join the 9-year-old international organization since 2008....the SCO aims to act as a counterweight to NATO's influence in Eurasia and to oppose US interference in Central Asia by developing regional security cooperation between its member states -
  • Russia, Syria Back Iran's N. Rights

    08/23/2008 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies · 118+ views
    FNA (iranian) ^ | 08.22.08
    Speaking to reporters during a joint press conference in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, both the Russian and Syrian presidents backed Iran's right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The United States and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
  • Russia, island of stability, may save the world from global crisis

    01/28/2008 9:34:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 883+ views
    Pravda ^ | 01/24/08
    Russia, island of stability, may save the world from global crisis 24.01.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru URL: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/economics/103625-russia_crisis-0 Russia’s Minister for Finance, Aleksey Kudrin, released a sensational statement Wednesday. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Russian minister offered to mitigate the world credit crisis with the help of Russia’s reserves. Kudrin stated that Russia was an “island of stability in the sea of the world crisis.” “Investors will continue to invest billions of dollars in the rising Russian economy. Stock market crises and their consequences will not be utterly negative for us,” Kudrin said. “Our country managed to achieve...
  • Putin's legacy is a Russia that doesn't have to curry favour with the west

    10/15/2007 6:57:32 AM PDT · by RusIvan · 28 replies · 139+ views
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,2171414,00.html ^ | Tuesday September 18, 2007 | Jonathan Steele
    Among the neon and the glitz of Moscow's car-choked streets, a new hoarding stands out for its stark simplicity. Apart from the colours of the Russian flag, there is no image and its wording is short: "Putin's plan, Russia's victory".
  • Russia cuts fuel supplies to Estonia amid statue row

    moscow • Russia halted deliveries of oil products to Estonia yesterday in a move that coincided with protests in Moscow over the Baltic state’s relocation of a Soviet war memorial. The cut-off was likely to revive Western fears the Kremlin is using its energy might as a political weapon against ex-Soviet neighbours. Russia’s state rail monopoly said it planned to carry out maintenance on the rail link to Estonia, disrupting supplies. Coal exporters said Russian railways had also halted exports of steam coal via Estonia for this month, totalling up to 900,000 tonnes, citing a shortage of railway wagons. They...
  • RUSSIA COMPLETES SAM DELIVERY TO IRAN

    01/23/2007 3:54:47 PM PST · by nuconvert · 40 replies · 1,177+ views
    menewsline ^ | 1 - 23 - 07
    RUSSIA COMPLETES SAM DELIVERY TO IRAN MOSCOW [MENL] -- Russia has confirmed the completion of anti-aircraft deliveries to Iran. A senior Russian official asserted that Moscow delivered all 29 TOR-M1 mobile, short-range surface-to-air missile systems to Iran in late December 2006. The official confirmed a previous statement by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, who reported that the deliveries to Iran had been completed. "Russia has fulfilled its contract obligations and fully completed deliveries of TOR-M1 air defense systems to Iran," Sergei Chemezov, the director of the state arms export agency Rosoboronexport, said on Tuesday. "The systems were delivered in late...
  • Poisoned former KGB spy dies in London

    11/23/2006 3:15:43 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 124 replies · 8,280+ views
    Yahoo News & AP ^ | November 23, 2006 | TARIQ PANJA
    Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died on Thursday in an intensive care ward, London's University College Hospital said. Litvinenko, a fierce critic of the Russian government, suffered a rapid deterioration in his health on Thursday, but doctors still were unable to determine the cause of his death, a spokesman said in a statement.
  • Chavez Lobbying Hard for Security Council Seat

    08/28/2006 11:11:58 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies · 946+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | August 28, 2006 | Patrick Goodenough
    Bolstered by the support of a second permanent U.N. Security Council member, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday took his campaign to win a seat on the council to Malaysia. He faces strong opposition from the United States. During a six-day visit to China, the populist leftist won Beijing's backing for Venezuela's bid to be elected onto the 15-member council in October. Russia earlier agreed to support Venezuela. Washington is adamantly opposed to the seat going to a country sympathetic to some of America's biggest foes, including Iran, North Korea and Cuba. The nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea...
  • Obesity? This is a job for Supernanny(neo soviet barf alert)

    08/28/2006 11:20:06 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 272 replies · 2,779+ views
    Fat is not a feminist issue, as Susie Orbach once claimed. Fat is a class issue. Rich, educated people are not fat; you see almost no children in private schools who are overweight. Fatness and obesity are directly related to lower education and lower incomes. What is sad is that at a time when this country is richer than ever and ought to have better schools than ever, we have far more fat people than ever — a dangerous explosion of flab. Last week the Department of Health issued a report grimly called Forecasting Obesity to 2010 and its findings...
  • On the Rise of the Neo-Soviet Union

    08/07/2006 8:29:12 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies · 5,492+ views
    Publius Pundit ^ | 8-7-06 | Kim Zigfeld
    We have previously documented on these pages the horrifying explosion of race-based violence in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. As ghastly as those developments are, though, something even more sinister is underway in Russia these days, something that makes it seem that Russia would better be referred to as the Neo-Soviet Union: It’s an attack on democracy itself. Just as it was Britain, by means of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech, which warned the West about the rise of the original USSR, it is today British journalism that sounds the clarion call that warns of USSR redux. Three major pieces of...
  • Putin's billion-dollar arms sale risks souring Western détente

    07/24/2006 7:14:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies · 1,370+ views
    London Times ^ | July 25, 2006 | Jeremy Page
    HUGO CHÁVEZ, the ardently anti-American President of Venezuela, arrives in Russia today to sign a billion-dollar arms deal that has infuriated and alarmed the US. The self-styled leftist revolutionary will sign an agreement with President Putin to buy 30 Sukhoi Su30 fighter jets and 30 military helicopters worth $1 billion (Ł540 million). The two leaders will also discuss plans to build two Kalashnikov factories in Venezuela — to add to the 100,000 Kalashnikov AK103 assault rifles that Venezuela has bought from Russia in the past year. The arms deals — and the visit by Seńor Chávez — are the latest...
  • Gorbachev: 'Americans Have a Severe Disease' ("It's called the winner's complex," he said.)

    07/12/2006 2:46:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 95 replies · 2,096+ views
    ABC News Internet Ventures ^ | July 12, 2006 | CLAIRE SHIPMAN
    15 Years After Being Deposed From Power, Former Leader Discusses Russia, U.S. Mikhail Gorbachev is generally regarded as the man who broke down the "iron curtain" that separated the communist world from the West and thawed the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Now, 15 years after a coup removed him from power and the Soviet Union dissolved, he has some stern words for the United States, whose relationship with Russia has soured lately. "We have made some mistakes," he said, referring to recent attacks on Russia's democracy. "So what? Please don't put even more obstacles...
  • Putin lashes out at West's Afghan role

    07/12/2006 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies · 637+ views
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | 07/12/06 | GRAEME SMITH
    MOSCOW -- The West's decision to fund Islamist guerrillas against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan has backfired two decades later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, setting an uncompromising tone as he prepared to welcome leaders for Group of Eight talks. This weekend's summit in St. Petersburg has focused attention on Russia, with some Western politicians asking why Mr. Putin deserves the honour of hosting the world's major democratic leaders when he is neither democratic nor presiding over a leading economy. Mr. Putin fired back in an interview with CTV News yesterday. It was his first one-on-one interview with a...