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  • Putin warns artists against 'dangerous behaviour'

    12/02/2016 12:59:30 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | 03 Dec 2016 | AFP/ec
    MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin on Friday (Dec 2) told artists not to confuse freedom of expression with "outrageously dangerous behaviour" and suggested the Charlie Hebdo massacre could have been avoided if the magazine had not insulted Islam. The Russian President told members of the artistic community not to "divide society" during a televised debate with theatre and screen star Yevgeny Mironov who voiced concerns about growing restrictions on artistic freedom in Russia. The Russian strongman said there was a "very subtle line between what I would call dangerously outrageous behaviour and creative freedom". "It's a very subtle thing, a very subtle...
  • Erdogan: Turkish forces are in Syria to end Assad's rule

    11/30/2016 9:28:26 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 83 replies
    R T ^ | 11-29-16 | Staff
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Turkish Army entered Syria to end the rule of President Bashar Assad, whom he accused of terrorism and causing the deaths of thousands.....
  • The Russian MoD and the Ministry for Emergencies are to send mobile hospitals to Syria

    11/29/2016 6:11:28 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 2 replies
    The Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered the MoD and the Ministry for Emergencies to send mobile hospitals to Syria to provide medical service to the locals. The press learned it from the President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to his words, the term was set as "in shortest possible time". He also said that the MoD was to send a medical team with a multi-functional hospital for 100 beds with a paediatric therapy ward. The hospital’s capacity for treating outpatients is 420 persons per day. The Ministry for Emergencies’ mobile facility has 50 beds and outpatient capacity of 200 persons.
  • There is an Arrest Warrant Out for Jill Stein

    11/26/2016 10:04:55 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | 09-09-16 | John Nichols
    Third-party presidential candidates have participated in acts of civil disobedience, risked arrest, been arrested and been jailed with some frequency over the past 150 years. So the fact that Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein faces misdemeanor criminal charges in North Dakota stemming from a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is hardly unprecedented. But it is politically significant.
  • In Putin's Russia, it just got easier to find the perpetrators of Stalin's purges

    11/25/2016 1:34:25 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2016 | David Filitov
    MOSCOW — A Russian human rights group has published a database containing personal information about nearly 40,000 members of the notorious security force that carried out Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s purges, shedding light on an ugly stretch of history the Kremlin would prefer to remain hidden. The archive, culled from the records of Stalin’s security forces (the NKVD) and posted on the website of Memorial, the human rights group, for the first time names those who carried out some 700,000 executions from 1935 to 1939 during “The Great Terror.” Russian President Vladi­mir Putin has in recent years revised Stalin’s legacy,...
  • Top scientist who discovered Litvinenko poison 'stabbed himself to death with two knives...

    11/25/2016 12:11:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | November 24, 2016 | Imogen Robinson
    The radiation expert who discovered the poison that killed Alexander Litvinenko "committed suicide" by stabbing himself repeatedly with two knives months after a trip to Russia, a coroner ruled. Matthew Puncher, 46, bled to death at his home after receiving multiple stab wounds across his body from two kitchen knives, an inquest heard. A pathologist said he could not completely exclude the possibility that someone else had been involved in the death of the father, but came to the conclusion that the injuries were self-inflicted.
  • Vladimir Putin Just Ordered 3,000 New Tanks - SIX TIMES What Britain Has In TOTAL

    11/25/2016 8:12:24 AM PST · by Fennie · 35 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Henry Holloway
    Russia is preparing to upgrade the out of service Soviet-era T-80 battle tanks to beef up its armed forces. Up to 3,000 of the decommissioned war machines will be given an up-to-date overhaul and rolled out across the Putin's military. This new cohort of armoured vehicles dwarfs alone Britain's arsenal of tanks six-fold. Russia already has 15,000 tanks in service - the most in the world - while Britain has just over 400. The "overhaul and modernisation" of the vehicles will begin next year as Putin continues to boost the military of his resurgent Russia. Around 550 T-80s are still...
  • Turkish forces in Syria near al Bad were hit with 2 airstrikes today

    11/24/2016 2:45:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2016 | Texas Fossil
    I was told via Direct Message that Turkish forces in al Bad in Syria were hit with 2 air strikes today. So far no one is admitting to doing it. But today is 1 year since Turkish aircraft shot down a Russian Aircraft in disputed territory near the border of Turkey and Syria. Coincidence? Guess we will see. I was told there were many casualties.
  • Why Are We Always Wrong About Russia? (By Reagan's most trusted Cold War advisor)

    11/23/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 replies
    Speech to World Affairs Council, Washington ^ | May 16, 2001 | Suzanne Massie
    I have been studying, working and going to Russia for 34 years. From the beginning I was lucky enough to meet and get to know a wide variety of Russians. During these many years whenever I went, it was always apparent that what I saw and heard was often diametrically different from both the official and the journalistic perception in the United States. I came to call it my worm’s eye view. The more I studied Russian history and culture the more I saw that the picture was always far more nuanced and complex than the judgments often characteristic of...
  • Why are Russians so optimistic about Trump?

    11/21/2016 10:24:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | 11/21/2016 | Daniel Kozin
    By all accounts, the relationship over the past two years has been dreadful. The Ukraine crisis gave way to the worst period in U.S.-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War, resulting in mutual sanctions, aggressive military exercises, bellicose rhetoric, the possibility of a military confrontation in Syria, and a total breakdown in communication and cooperation.... ... Trump’s pre-election position on Russia took everyone by surprise last July when he said: “Wouldn't it be a great thing if we could actually get along with Russia?” ... Trump’s overarching world view, based on national interests, is seen, paradoxically, as being...
  • Russia quits Hague Court

    11/20/2016 11:22:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 86 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/16 | Chana Roberts
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a directive on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague. The ICC is meant to be the world's first permanent court and works to prosecute leaders and countries for war crimes, genocide and "crimes against humanity." In 2000, Russia signed the Rome treaty establishing the ICC, but never ratified it. The ICC was established in 1998, and currently has over 100 member states. Like Russia, the US also signed the treaty but declared in 2002 that they had "no intention" of ratifying it. Last Tuesday, the UN General Assembly's Human Rights...
  • Orthodoxy And Russia Inseparable - Putin (Russia Based On Christian Values)

    11/20/2016 9:20:49 AM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies
    TASS | 11/20/2016 | TASS
    LADIVOSTOK, November 20. /TASS/. Orthodoxy has been playing a major role in Russia’s life throughout the entire history of Russia, so it would not be an exaggeration to say that Orthodoxy and Russia are inseparable, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the film Patriarch shown on the Rossiya-1 television channel on Sunday to mark the 70th birth anniversary of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. "Orthodoxy and Russia are inseparable. And throughout our entire history, Orthodoxy has been playing a major role in the life of our state and our nation," the president said. "Our moral values rest on...
  • McCain to Trump: Don't try to reset relations with Putin

    11/16/2016 12:55:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Washington (CNN)A Republican hawk, John McCain, is warning a Republican President-elect, Donald Trump, about growing too close to Vladimir Putin before Trump's presidency even begins. McCain on Tuesday did not mention Trump's name in a statement but left no question about his opinion on a president acting too chummy with the Russian leader. Trump has been criticized by Republicans at times for his praise of Putin and believes that the US and Russia can work strategically together to advance an international agenda. McCain said President Barack Obama's attempts to cool tensions between the US and Russia had enabled the nation...
  • Putin Wall: "I prayed to build the temple" (via google translate)

    11/16/2016 12:42:54 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, appeared yesterday at 2 after midnight, accompanied by a convoy of security personnel, members of the Russian and Israeli security, a quick visit to the Western Wall. Organization and preparedness alert for the arrival of Putin place late at night, there had been hasty, but the tension was palpable in the air humid Jerusalem. It was quick deployment and security standards, accompanied by a sudden the rare variety not meet every day, bodyguards accompanied by snipers, guns drawn and piercing eyes, and cold weather of the security team president himself only befitting of the world. Flash...
  • This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

    11/16/2016 3:39:47 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/15/2013 | J. Lester Feder
    The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
  • Trump and Putin Vow To Tackle ISIS Together As They Hold Breakthrough Talks

    11/14/2016 3:57:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/14/16
    The Kremlin said Putin called the president-elect yesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone. Less than a week after the billionaire’s election, the Kremlin said Putin called Trumpyesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism. The Russian is reported to have said he is ready for dialogue with the US “on the basis of mutual respect, non-intervention into each other’s internal affairs”. According to the news agency Kremlin, Putin and Trump have agreed to...
  • Trump and Putin vow to tackle ISIS together as they hold breakthrough talks...

    11/14/2016 2:27:47 PM PST · by GilGil · 40 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 11/14/2016 | BY CHRISTOPHER BUCKTIN , DUSTIN VOLZ
    FULL TITLE: Trump and Putin vow to tackle ISIS together as they hold breakthrough talks after billionaire's election President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone. Less than a week after the billionaire’s election, the Kremlin said Putin called Trump yesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism. The Russian is reported to have said he is ready for dialogue with the US “on the basis of mutual respect, non-intervention into each other’s internal affairs”. According to the news agency Kremlin, Putin and Trump...
  • Trump and Putin vow to tackle ISIS together as they hold breakthrough talks

    11/14/2016 1:31:47 PM PST · by profit_guy · 68 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone. Less than a week after the billionaire’s election, the Kremlin said Putin called Trump yesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism. The Russian is reported to have said he ready for dialogue with the US “on the basis of mutual respect, non-intervention into each other’s internal affairs”. According to the news agency Kremlin, Putin and Trump have agreed to “work to channel bilateral relationships into constructive cooperation, to combine efforts to tackle international terrorism and...
  • Putin Issues International Arrest Warrant For George Soros … Dead or Alive

    11/12/2016 1:27:31 PM PST · by Jumper · 112 replies ^ | 11/12/2016 | self
    Russia has officially declared that Billionaire George Soros is a wanted man in their country, citing him and his organizations as a “threat to Russian national security”.
  • Is Putin About To QUIT? Russian President May Step Down Due To Ill Health, Kremlin Expert Hints

    11/11/2016 8:23:12 AM PST · by Strategy · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Will Stewart
    Vladimir Putin is considering quitting as Russian President, a Kremlin expert has claimed. The 64-year-old may stand down due to 'certain circumstances' that mean he will need to be out of the spotlight next year, it is suggested. Russian political analyst Valery Solovey hinted that Putin, who welcomed the election of Donald Trump as US President, may be forced to step aside due to illness. Mr Solovey, professor at Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs, said the president might need to 'avoid publicity in 2017 for several months or will appear very rarely'.
  • BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem

    11/10/2016 1:35:45 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    BIN ^ | 11/10/2016 | Adam Eliyahu
    The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin’s expressed desire for the Temple to be rebuilt, prompted the Jewish court to send a letter offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.
  • Trump's election boosts Kremlin hopes for better relations

    11/10/2016 1:41:20 AM PST · by McGruff · 14 replies
    November 10, 2016 ^ | JIM HEINTZ and MATTHEW LEE
    In careful phrasing befitting the spy he once was, Vladimir Putin has made it clear he expects a great deal from President-elect Donald Trump. And, the billionaire businessman may expect a transactional relationship with Putin. Although the Kremlin clearly detested Hillary Clinton, Putin's public statements on Trump's victory steered clear of gloating. Other Russians were less fastidious, suggesting that Putin in private could be delighted — and perhaps harboring unreasonable expectations. Trump's rise to the White House puts two men into seats of global power who are paradoxically both remarkably similar and wildly different.
  • Russia 'ready to do its part' to rebuild US ties with Trump: Putin

    11/09/2016 9:55:22 AM PST · by Mariner · 41 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Nov 9th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow is ready to contribute to rebuilding relations with the United States with Donald Trump as president. "We have heard the pre-election statements by then-candidate (Trump), which were directed at rebuilding relations between Russia and the US," Putin said during a speech before several ambassadors in the Kremlin. "We understand that this will not be an easy path considering the unfortunate degradation of relations," he said. "But Russia is ready and wants to restore full-fledged relations with the US." "We are ready to do our part and do everything to...
  • How Easily Could President Trump Order A Nuclear Attack

    11/09/2016 5:43:49 AM PST · by Strategy · 71 replies
    Metro ^ | November 8, 2016 | Rob Waugh
    Anyone who's followed Donald J. Trump on Twitter will know that he has an explosive temper - which might be a bit of a worry when he commands the world's second-biggest nuclear arsenal. But could he really unleash nuclear holocaust if he was a bit annoyed? He genuinely could - so quickly, in fact, that devastation would reach the other side of the globe quicker than most of us could order a pizza to our doors. If Donald Trump were to give the order to attack, no one can countermand it - the military will simply check the codes, and...
  • Trump Victory: Russia's Putin Sends Congratulations by Telegram

    11/09/2016 4:48:56 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 9, 2016 | Alexey Eremenko
    Russian President Vladimir Putin formally congratulated Donald Trump on his shock victory in the U.S. presidential election, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Putin said he hoped "for cooperation in ending a crisis in Russian-American relations," according to the text of the message, which was available on the Kremlin website. Trump's victory was an opportunity to build "a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington on the principles of equality, mutual respect and real consideration for each other's position," Putin said in a telegram, his preferred method of communicating with newly elected leaders..
  • Russia To Launch 'Large-Scale' Airstrikes On Syria As Americans Vote

    11/09/2016 4:38:14 AM PST · by Strategy · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 8, 2016 | Julian Borger
    Russia has threatened to launch "large-scale" cruise missile and airstrikes on Aleppo to coincide with the US election, according to media reports from Moscow. The strikes, predicted in the 24 hours from Tuesday morning, would be targeted at the outskirts of the city where rebel groups have been seeking to break the Assad regime's siege of opposition-held eastern districts. They would involve cruise missiles, carrier-based and land-based warplanes, the reports said. A military source told the website: "While in previous cases, when missile attacks were launched from the Caspian Sea, there were dozens of targets destroyed, this time, in...
  • Putin on Trump victory: Russia is ready to restore relations with US

    11/09/2016 2:56:13 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 20 replies
    RT ^ | November 9, 2016 | RT
    Russia is ready and looks forward to restoring bilateral relations with the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the news of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. “We heard [Trump's] campaign rhetoric while still a candidate for the US presidency, which was focused on restoring the relations between Russia and the United States,” President Putin said, speaking at the presentation ceremony of foreign ambassadors' letters of credentials in Moscow. “We understand and are aware that it will be a difficult path in the light of the degradation in which, unfortunately, the relationship between Russia and...
  • Trump wins US election: How world leaders have reacted

    11/09/2016 2:51:05 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | November 9, 2016 | BBC
    The Kremlin in a statement said that President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Mr Trump expressing "hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis". Mr Putin called for action to address "pressing international issues" and "effective responses to challenges concerning global security" urging a "constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington", which he said "would serve the interests of both countries"... In her message of congratulation, Prime Minister Theresa May focused on the "special relationship" between the two countries. She said that she hoped that Mr Trump's win would mean a continuation of shared values,...
  • US Warns Russia: Don't Mess With Our Election

    11/08/2016 11:27:07 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies ^ | November 8, 2016 | BRIAN ROSS
    The U.S. government has warned Russia not to interfere with the presidential election today or face "serious consequences," a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The private warning followed an unusual public condemnation from America's top intelligence official, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who said the Kremlin's "senior-most officials" must have authorized cyberattacks on American individuals and political institutions, including the hack of the Democratic National Committee this summer. "The recent disclosures of alleged hacked emails... are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts," the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a joint statement...
  • Putin: “A society that can’t defend its children has no tomorrow”

    11/08/2016 6:33:30 AM PST · by Lewis Stone · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/7/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Whatever you may think of Putin, he is right about this. “In a European country, a child is raped by a migrant, and the court releases him. It doesn’t fit into my head what on earth they’re thinking over there. I can’t even explain the rationale – is it a sense of guilt before the migrants? What’s going on? It’s not clear….A society that cannot defend its children has no future.” He is absolutely right, and what is appalling is that he is one of the only world leaders saying it, if not the only one. That’s a stunning indictment...
  • Montenegro: Russians behind Election Day coup attempt

    11/06/2016 9:34:48 AM PST · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06, 2016
    Montenegro says an investigation has shown that Russian nationalists were behind an alleged coup attempt on election day because of the government's bid to join NATO. Chief Special Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic said Sunday that the investigation leads to the conclusion that "nationalists from Russia" organized a criminal group that planned to break into Parliament and cause violence in the tiny Balkan country. Some 20 Serbian and Montenegrin citizens, including a former commander of Serbia's special police forces, were arrested in Montenegro during the Oct. 16 election.
  • 'Russian nationalists' behind Montenegro PM assassination plot

    11/07/2016 12:05:07 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | 6 November 2016 | bbc
    Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has said "nationalists from Russia" were behind an attempt to assassinate the PM and carry out a coup. Milivoje Katnic said the plot involved killing pro-Western PM Milo Djukanovic with a professional long-distance sharpshooter. The plotters are accused of planning to break into parliament and bring a pro-Russian government to power.
  • NATO puts 300,000 troops on 'high alert' in readiness for a confrontation with Russia

    11/07/2016 10:57:30 AM PST · by tekrat · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/7/2016 | CHRIS SUMMERS
    Nato chiefs, thrown into a panic by fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might attack the West, are scrambling to put together a force of 300,000 troops which they can put on 'high alert'. Relations between Russia and the West have plunged in the last year, with Moscow's insistence on backing its Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad, at all costs leading to serious tension with the US, Britain and France. Most Nato members cut their defence spending dramatically since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 but Russia has been bolstering its military capabilities, holding parades involving more than 100,000 troops...
  • RED ALERT Nato Sends 300,000-Strong Defence Force To The 'Frontline' With Russia

    11/07/2016 5:05:43 AM PST · by Strategy · 75 replies
    The Sun ^ | November 7, 2016 | By Tom Gillespie
    NATO troops will be put on a higher state of alert because of increasing tensions with Vladimir Putin and Russia, the head of the military alliance has said. Commanders are also set to prepare a huge land force to terrify the Russians into not showing aggression. Sir Adam Thomson, Britain's outgoing permanent representative to Nato, has said the goal is to speed up the response time of up to 300,000 military personnel to about two months.
  • Putin gives Russian citizenship to action film actor Steven Seagal

    11/03/2016 3:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | November 3, 2016 | The Associated Press
    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Russian citizenship to action film actor Steven Seagal, the Kremlin said Thursday. The 64-year-old Seagal has been a regular visitor to Russia in recent years and has accompanied Putin to several martial arts events, as well as vocally defending the Russian leader's policies and criticizing the U.S. government. Seagal is the latest in a string of foreign celebrities to be awarded Russian nationality by the Kremlin in recent years. Others include French actor Gerard Depardieu and U.S. boxer Roy Jones Jr....
  • Vladimir Putin grants American action star Steven Seagal Russian citizenship

    11/03/2016 8:20:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    AFP via Daily Mail ^ | 10:31 EDT, 3 November 2016
    President Vladimir Putin signed off Thursday on a decree granting Russian citizenship to American action hero actor Steven Seagal, the latest high-profile passport handout to a Western celebrity. Hollywood star Seagal and judo-loving Kremlin tough guy Putin have struck up a bromance in recent years, with Seagal visiting Russia repeatedly and defending Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. “He was asking quite insistently and over a lengthy period to be granted citizenship,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. …
  • Vladimir Putin: Why He Fears A Hillary Clinton White House

    11/03/2016 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 3, 2016 | By Leah McGrath Goodman
    On June 4, 2013, at the verdant plantation-style Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, Hillary Clinton spoke in strikingly ambitious terms of her plans for America's energy boom to a private audience in a speech for the global investment bank Goldman Sachs. "The energy revolution in the Untited States is just a gift," she said in one of three speeches that year for which the bank paid her $675,000. "We can have a North American energy system that will be unbelievably powerful. If we have enough of it, we can be exporting and supporting a lot of our...
  • What Trump really said about Russia

    11/02/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by CruiseMates · 3 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11-2-16 | CruiseMates
    I posted this to YouTube because the Dems have been lying about collusion between Trump & Putin for months now. Also - there seems to be a whole new slough of new "news" stories about ties between Trump and Russian banks & servers today.
  • Russia Deploys Submarines Equipped With Cruise Missiles To Syria

    11/01/2016 7:16:32 AM PDT · by Strategy · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | By Tom Porter
    Three submarines equipped with cruise missiles have reportedly joined a Russian naval deployment heading to Syria. Intelligence sources warned Russian and Syrian government forces are poised to launch a new onslaught on Aleppo. With US attention focused on the presidential election, Moscow has strengthened its Mediterranean fleet in recent weeks, deploying eight warships and its only aircraft carrier to the Syrian port of Latakia. They will be joined by two Akula-class submarines and a diesel-powered Kilo-class sub, a Royal Navy source told the Sunday Times. They are believed to be equipped with Kalibr missiles, Moscow's version of the 1,000 mile...
  • Russia, Syria discuss upgrade in strategic ties

    05/14/2010 9:32:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 244+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/14/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Russia and Syria plan to significantly expand strategic relations in 2010. Officials said the Kremlin was discussing strategic programs with Syria during a meeting between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Syrian President Bashar Assad. "The Russian visit will mark a sign of support for isolated Syria, which Western countries accuse of supporting terrorism, although it mainly only supports Palestinian movements," Russian professor Yelena Melkumyan said. Ms. Melkumyan, professor at the Russian State University, said Syria marked an important regional partner for Russia. She said the Assad-Medvedev visit would result in strategic cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, both of which regard...
  • Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia

    10/31/2016 8:34:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Agents scrutinized advisers close to Donald J. Trump, looked for financial connections with Russian financial figures, searched for those involved in hacking the computers of Democrats, and even chased a lead — which they ultimately came to doubt — about a possible secret channel of email communication from the Trump Organization to a Russian bank. Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government....
  • Is Trump Right About Putin?

    10/30/2016 6:06:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | October 25, 2016 | Kathryn Stoner & Matthew Rojansky
    October 25, 2016 Is Trump Right About Putin? One of the surprises of the 2016 election is to have a Republican candidate saying the United States needs to be more conciliatory toward the autocratic Russian president Vladimir V. Putin. Meanwhile, the Democrat is talking tough. Russia is enabling the slaughter in Syria, occupies part of Ukraine and threatens action in the Baltic region. But would it still make sense for the United States to try to deal more closely with Russia? /snip Diplomatic Isolation of Russia Is Counterproductive Matthew Rojansky 3:20 AM The current U.S. approach to Russia has failed....
  • 'We Will Fight Until The End' Vladimir Putin Issues Terrifying Warning That Russia Never Back Down

    10/30/2016 9:02:33 AM PDT · by Strategy · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 30, 2016 | By Paul Miles
    VLADIMIR Putin has called on his citizens to 'fight until the end' as tensions between Russia and the West continue to escalate. The rallying call was captured on video during a debate at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on Thursday where the Russian president also called his country's aggression towards Europe 'ludicrous.' During the speech to an annual gathering of Russian and foreign politicians and analysts Putin attacked the US over its foreign policy in recent years and defended his country's bombing of Aleppo in Syria.
  • Vladimir Putin's Campaign to Seduce, Subvert and Screw Over Western Democracies?Including Ours

    10/30/2016 7:22:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10.30.16 | Christopher Dickey, Erin Zaleski
    Vladimir Putin's Campaign to Seduce, Subvert and Screw Over Western Democracies?Including Ours The Kremlin has the message and the cash to sweet talk every segment of the Western population, and we're falling for it. Christopher Dickey, Erin Zaleski 10.30.16 1:15 PM ET /snip Perhaps this seems like crazy neo-Cold War paranoia. High-tech spookery hiding behind onion domes on the Left Bank? Yet almost anything seems possible at a time when Putin has been using every conceivable means at his disposal to extend Russian influence and disrupt or discredit Western democracy in Europe, and, indeed, in the United States. If there...
  • Putin aide's death in DC ruled an accident

    10/28/2016 2:11:47 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    The medical examiner determined Lesin died as a result of blunt force injuries to his head, with contributing causes being blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities and lower extremities, which were induced by falls, with acute ethanol intoxication.
  • PUTIN HAS UPPED THE GAME (truncated; barf alert; Glenn Beck claims Putin funds the alt-right)

    10/28/2016 7:49:46 AM PDT · by GCC Catholic · 48 replies
    Glenn Beck Facebook Page ^ | 27 October 2016 | Glenn Beck
    PUTIN HAS UPPED THE GAME AND IS NOW FUNNELING MONEY TO THE ALT RIGHT IN EUROPE FOR TERROR. HE MAY ALREADY BE FUNDING DANGEROUS PEOPLE HERE. THIS IS NOT POLITICAL. Do not allow anyone to minimize this warning by making it about Clinton or Trump. These people will be here no matter who wins and would have been the GOP even if Cruz or Rubio were the nominee. IT IS NOT about either candidate. This is about national survival. This is the warning I issued back while on Fox. It is now officially happening in Europe. If it is happening...
  • Putin's Nukes Could Wipe Out Entire American East Coast In Minutes

    10/27/2016 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Strategy · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 27, 2016 | By Tyler Durden
    Those who have been toying with outright war against Russia, and an escalation of the conflict in Syria, are putting the lives of all Americans at risk. Of course, the threat of nuclear annihilation has been with us since the earliest days of the Cold War, but Russia has now positioned itself with the largest and most destructive nuclear arsenal of any country in the world.
  • As Secretary of State Hillary proclaimed "Our Goal is to Help Strengthen Russia"

    10/27/2016 7:21:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-26-16 | Richard Grenell
    Hillary Clinton has mocked Donald Trump for saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a strong leader.  But in a newly discovered interview with Vladimir Pozner of Russia’s First Channel Television on March 19, 2010, given while she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton says, “our goal is to help strengthen Russia”. “One of the fears that I hear from Russians is that somehow the United States wants Russia to be weak. That could not be farther from the truth. Our goal is to help strengthen Russia. We see Russia with the strong culture, with the incredible intellectual capital that...
  • Putin Blasts Clinton & Tells US To Stop Criticising Russia Or 'There Will Be Consequences'

    10/25/2016 4:54:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 36 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 25, 2016 | By Zoe Efstathiou
    IN A SHOCKING video, Vladimir Putin has warned the US to stop stoking tensions with Russia or "there will be consequences". The Russian president delivered the ominous threat as tensions between the West and Russia hit all-time highs over Russian airstrikes in Syria. In the clip, which was filmed at a Russian press conference, Mr. Putin claimed the US is focusing on Russia and Iran "to distract voters from the country's problems" by creating "an enemy and uniting the nation against them". He said: "Jeopardising Russian-American relations in order to gain brownie points internally - I consider this to be...
  • The Kilo-Class Submarine: Why Russia's Enemies Fear "The Black Hole"

    10/24/2016 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 49 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Unlike the United States Navy, which went all-in on nuclear power, Russia maintains fleets of both diesel and nuclear-powered submarines. A land power encompassing much of Eurasia, Russian submarines are based much closer to "the action" than American submarines are. While Russia maintains nuclear submarines for distant ocean patrols, its fleet of diesel submarines is more than adequate for conflicts in Europe, the Middle East and the Russian near abroad. The mainstay of the Russian Navy's conventionally powered fleet are Project 877-class submarines, known as the Kilo class to NATO and the West. Nicknamed the "Black Hole" submarine by the...