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  • Biden Assails Russian Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Unacceptable’

    11/22/2014 6:28:59 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Andrew Roth
    MOSCOW — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Kiev on Friday condemned Russia for its “unacceptable” military intervention in Ukraine, while exhorting Ukraine’s newly elected government to complete its democratic and anticorruption reforms. During a joint news conference, Mr. Biden urged Ukraine’s president, Petro O. Poroshenko, to form a new government “in days, not weeks,” and to champion economic reforms, promote further economic integration with the West and root out what Mr. Biden called “the cancer of corruption.” “Even if the guns in the east fell silent tomorrow, Ukraine would still face a struggle for its democratic and economic...
  • Ukraine in the semiring of Russian airbases: a strike would take an hour

    11/22/2014 5:49:27 PM PST · by annalex · 9 replies
    podrobnosti.ua ^ | November 20, 2014 | 19:01
    Ukraine in the semiring of Russian airbases: a strike on Sumy and Kharkiv would take an hour (Photos) Russia may at any time submit to the attack hundreds of aircraft. Photo alexshakun Satellite images of the Russian Air Force air bases, which are adjacent to areas of Ukraine, showed a huge number of strike aircraft. The pictures were taken in the summer and autumn of 2014 and the recently published updated on satellite maps from Google. So, at airbases from Kursk to Taganrog are more than fifty of the MiG-29 squadrons latest Sukhoi Su-34, Su-25 attack helicopters Mi-28. This allows...
  • Lithuanian President Calls Russia 'Terrorist State'

    11/22/2014 12:16:53 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 7 replies
    Lithuanian President Calls Russia 'Terrorist State' 11:19 (GMT) Dalia GrybauskaitÄ—, the Lithuanian president, has told LRT radio that Russian aggression will spread further in Europe if the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine are not countered. Delfi.lt reports: "Today, Ukraine is fighting for peace in the whole of Europe, for all of us. If the terrorist state that is carrying out aggression against its neighbour is not stopped, that aggression might spread in Europe and beyond," the president told the national radio LRT. Meanwhile Prime Minister Algirdas ButkeviÄŤius told the ÂŽiniĹł Radijas news radio on Thursday that the situation in Ukraine is...
  • 'Do What You Agreed To Do,' Biden Tells Putin In Kyiv, Amid Maidan Events

    11/22/2014 4:06:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Speaking in Kyiv, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said that "it is unacceptable in the 21st century for countries to attempt to redraw borders by force in Europe or intervene militarily because they don't like a decision their neighbors have made." Speaking alongside Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on November 21, he also said if Russia would fulfill commitments it made in Minsk to end the crisis in Ukraine and would respect the country's territorial integrity, "we could begin a rational discussion about sanctions."
  • China And Russia Team Up To Build World's Largest, Most Powerful Chopper

    11/21/2014 11:35:49 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    Currently, the largest and most powerful helicopter to have ever entered production is the gargantuan Mi-26 'Halo' of Russian origin, of which many still serve in governmental and commercial roles around the globe. After decades of the 'Halo' being on top, a new record holder is now said to be on the way, with Russia and China joining forces to make it happen. This new super-heavy lift class chopper was originally thought to be an outgrowth of the existing, all-weather capable and highly modernized Mi-26T2, but now it seems that it will only borrow a few elements from it, and...
  • The Russians Have Persuaded The Chinese To Bail Out Their Oil Industry

    11/21/2014 7:28:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    China Money Report ^ | 14 November 2014 | D. Collins
    Last month Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced that Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company, had requested 2 trillion roubles (then $49 billion) from the state’s National Wealth Fund (NWF) to help it meet its funding requirements. The request was refused but it left questions over how the oil company planned to meet its $30 billion in debt repayments due over the next year after the oil price collapse of recent months. We now have the answer — a large part of it will be paid by China. As part of the deal struck between China and Russia at the Asia-Pacific...
  • ....final residence of Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling — a dilapidated semi in Toronto

    11/21/2014 7:08:32 PM PST · by Loyalist · 45 replies
    National Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Laura Lind
    If the end result of a war is an exchange of territory, the outcome of a revolution is ultimately the exchange of real estate. The house at 716 Gerrard Street East is an apt illustration of the downward mobility of the politically displaced. Listed last week on MLS, the modest two-story Riverdale semidetached was the final residence of the Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandranova. The highest ranking member of the Russian imperial family to emigrate to North America, Olga convalesced in the care of Russian friends who ran the beauty shop on the main floor....
  • Special Report: In Pentagon deal with Russians, big profit for tiny Florida firm

    11/21/2014 8:23:49 AM PST · by McGruff · 7 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Brian Grow, Stephen Grey and Roman Anin
    For months, a powerful U.S. senator has been pushing for details of a murky deal under which a Russian manufacturer supplies the rocket engines used to launch America’s spy satellites into space. At issue: how much the U.S. Air Force pays for the engines, how much the Russians receive, and whether members of the elite in President Vladimir Putin’s Russia are secretly profiting by inflating the price.
  • Origin of China’s Latest Cruise Missile Debated

    11/21/2014 6:48:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 21, 2014 | Reuben Johnson
    One of the many new weapons shown for the first time Airshow China this year was the China Aerospace Science Industrial Corporation (CASIC) CX-1 Mach 3 cruise missile. The PRC’s defense industrial complex has a number of cruise missiles that can be either ship- or air-launched, and each successive show at Zhuhai seems to generate new models. So this missile is not a major breakthrough in Chinese defense technology. What makes the CX-1 unusual is its close resemblance to another missile that is well-known to the rest of the world: the joint Indian-Russian project, the BrahMos. The uncanny similarity of...
  • Russia’s new law against pedophiles

    11/20/2014 7:43:10 PM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 35 replies
    In its fight against crime and immorality, Russia has approved a law which will add harsh punishments (including chemical castration) to those convicted of pedophilia against children under 14 years of age. A news site (rtnews) states: The Russian parliament has approved a law on pedophilia in a first reading. From now on people found guilty of sex crimes against children under the age of 14 will face chemical castration, while repeat offenders face a life sentence. Furthermore this same news site states that the reason which the law has passed was because of a massive rise in those convicted...
  • Russian Bombers Threaten Guam

    11/20/2014 11:24:23 AM PST · by McGruff · 31 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow. The bombers were identified by air defenses as Tu-95 Bear H nuclear-capable aircraft that circumnavigated the strategic U.S. military outpost on Friday—amid heightened tensions with Moscow regarding a new buildup of Russian forces in and along the border of eastern Ukraine. “U.S. Pacific Command can confirm that two aircraft circumnavigated Guam on November 13th,” said spokesman Maj. Christian Devine. “The aircraft were flying safely in international airspace and in accordance with...
  • Russian Website Streams Footage From Thousands of Hacked Webcams

    11/20/2014 7:37:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 11/20/14 at 10:00 AM | Amelia Smith
    The footage has been has been obtained from cameras using default passwords or without any passwords at all, allowing hackers to use software and search tools to scan the internet for feeds that can be accessed using the camera's' default setting. The most commonly listed camera brand on the website was Chinese-made Foscam, followed by Linksys and then Panasonic. A Linksys spokesperson told the BBC: “We are still trying to determine which Linksys IP cameras are referenced on the site. We believe they are older Linksys IP cameras which are no longer being manufactured. “For these cameras we do not...
  • With Murder Rate Far Beyond US Levels, Russia Legalizes Carry of Guns for Self-Defense

    11/20/2014 6:53:09 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    prior to this change “Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice.” Because of this, there are only “13 million” privately owned firearms in Russia compared to approximately 310 million the US. On the other hand, “there were 21,603 murders in Russia” in 2009 compared with just over 13,600 in the US, “which has a population almost twice as large [as Russia].” In other words, in the past few years fewer guns equaled more murder in Russia while more guns equaled fewer murders in the US. Under the new law, Russians can acquire a license to...
  • Russia prepares to challenge dollar by creating alternative SWIFT system in 2015

    11/20/2014 5:54:12 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | November 12, 2014
    On Nov. 11, just days after announcing the un-pegging of the Rouble and allowing its free float in the global currency system, Russia is going after the heart of the dollar and the reserve currency by declaring that they will create an alternative SWIFT system that will compete with the Western based inter-bank messaging service. This action by Russia is tied directly to the ongoing sanctions imposed upon them by the U.S. over Ukraine, and will allow the Eurasian state to remove one of the weaknesses to their monetary system that Washington is using as a weapon to restrict Russia's...
  • New Generation Russian Navy Frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" Project 22350 Started Sea Trials

    11/20/2014 3:00:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 11/20/2014
    The new generation project 22350 frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" (hull number 417) for the Russian Navy started sea trials in the Gulf of Finland. This new class, intended to replace the soviet era Krivak class, is designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau of Saint Petersburg. The first ship of the new Russian Navy frigate project 22350 class "Admiral Gorshkov" sailing out for its first sea trials The first phase of the sea trials will focus on the navigation performance of the new vessel. Key elements such as the propulsion, steering gear, auxiliary machinery, communication, detection and navigation equipment, anchor gear etc....
  • Palestinians 'made millions' selling cheap cement for barrier they bitterly oppose

    07/27/2004 11:00:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 923+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Jul 26, 2004 | Inigo Gilmore
    A damning report by Palestinian legislators, which has been seen by the Telegraph, concludes that Mr Arafat did nothing to stop the deals although he publicly condemned the structure as a "crime against humanity"... The report reveals that the cement originally came from Egyptian companies which supplied it at a huge discount of $22 (Ł12.50) a ton to help rebuild dilapidated Palestinian houses or buildings bulldozed by the Israelis. Between September 2003 and March this year, 420,000 tons of cement were allegedly sent to three big Palestinian companies. According to the report, however, only 33,000 tons were sold in...
  • Egypt takes aim at Hamas' terror tunnels

    11/19/2014 4:49:20 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 5 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Paul Alster
    Critics who think Israel is taking a heavy-handed approach in destroying Hamas terror tunnels should see what Egypt has in mind. Facing the same type of underground routes out of Gaza that allowed terrorists to mount attacks on Israel, Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in the Sinai Peninsula – they have already evicted 10,000 people in the process of clearing the first 500 meters -- and digging a deep-water trench that would flood any future efforts to carve subterranean routes for smuggling weapons and terrorists in and out of Gaza. And unlike the fierce resistance and...
  • Whilst the West Focuses on the Middle East, Putin Plots His Way to World War Three

    11/18/2014 8:44:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Under the punned headline “No wonder Vladimir Putin was Russian to leave the G20 summit,” the Daily Mail told of how he had eaten lunch alone, and of how commentators had joked that Mr Putin had been ‘relegated to Siberia’ in the ‘family photo’ of world leaders. It concluded that Mr Putin had fled the summit after a “stern” discussion with British Prime Minister David Cameron, in which Cameron told Putin that he was “at a crossroads”. Sounding wearily schoolmaster-ish, Cameron later commented “There's a real choice here, there's a different and better way for Russia to behave that could...
  • U.S. 'disappointed' with Iran's IAEA cooperation ahead of nuclear talks (6 days to deadline)

    11/18/2014 9:24:38 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:56am EST
    Vienna - The United States is disappointed with Iran's failure to engage with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, a U.S. envoy said on Monday. "We've been disappointed in their failure thus far to constructively engage on this issue," Ambassador Laura Kennedy, the U.S. envoy to the Vienna-based IAEA, told reporters. Kennedy said she would convey "our concerns with Iran's failure to engage substantively with the agency on the possible military dimensions issue" in a statement to the IAEA's 35-nation Board of Governors, which convenes on Thursday.
  • Putin's Gunboat Diplomacy

    11/19/2014 1:21:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Alexander Golts
    Some define "militarism" as when political leaders prefer using military solutions for every problem they face, and two recent events have brought this idea to mind. The first was the decision to station near the shores of Australia practically every vessel of Russia's Pacific Fleet that could make the trip during President Vladimir Putin's attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane. That deployment included the missile cruiser flagship Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Marshal Shaposhnikov, the oil tanker Boris Butoma and the salvage tug Foty Krylov. The second was Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's words concerning Russia's strategic aviation...
  • Drill, Baby, Drill! US Fracking Drives Down Saudi Oil Prices

    11/18/2014 7:30:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | November 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. I mentioned the plummeting oil price, and there are a lot of people trying to figure out, why is this happening? There are a lot of people that do not understand what it is that's driving down the crude oil price. What explains it? When it happens and it's a mystery, people look to traditional explanations, "Well, are people driving less? Is the demand for gasoline down? The economy bad? What's going on?" And in this case that's not the answer The simple explanation for much, not at all, but for much of the drop in...
  • Mysterious blast lights up night sky in Russia

    11/19/2014 12:18:06 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/14 | staff
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 0:30 - Officials mum on origin of explosion caught on dash cam
  • Explosive Flash In Russia Blamed On Meteor

    11/19/2014 12:02:42 PM PST · by McGruff · 42 replies
    Austrian Times ^ | 19. 11. 14
    This is the moment an explosively bright orange flash briefly illuminated the sky above a remote region in central Russia. Locals compared the bright orange glow with what they would have expected from a nuclear explosion and many managed to capture the images in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals in pictures and video. But despite the ample illustrations online, neither astrologist's or emergency services in the region so far have managed to come up with an explanation for exactly what is happening. Scientist Viktor Grokhovsky, who is a member of the meteorites committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences,...
  • Mogherini makes light of leaked EU paper on Israel sanctions

    11/18/2014 8:32:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    EUObserver ^ | Today @ 09:28 | http://euobserver.com/foreign/126558
    BRUSSELS - Europe’s new foreign relations chief has denied the EU is in talks on Israel sanctions, despite a leaked paper on the issue. Federica Mogherini, who chaired her first foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday (17 November), told press the leaked paper is a “technical working hypothesis” which “member states requested” when her predecessor was in office. She added: “It is not at the heart of today’s discussions on how to start a positive process with the Israelis and Palestinians. There’s currently no question of sanctioning anybody. The question is rather how to motivate people to … restart...
  • Russia says in talks with Venezuela over countering oil price falls

    11/18/2014 11:19:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2014 | by Denis Dyomkin
    Russia and Venezuela discussed joint action to combat falling oil prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday after holding talks with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez the day before. Asked if the two discussed joint moves to counteract the oil price falls, Novak told reporters: "Yes, there is such an initiative. We discussed this theme and now we are working out those proposals on our side."
  • Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from Nato

    11/19/2014 5:02:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 November 2014 Last updated at 15:56 ET | BBC
    Russia has called for "a 100% guarantee that no-one would think about Ukraine joining Nato", President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has told the BBC.
  • I Just Spent 7 Days Watching Only Russian News And Reading Pravda — Here's What I Learned

    11/19/2014 1:40:41 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Vitaliy Katsenelson
    <p>I grew up hating America. I lived in the Soviet Union and was a child of the cold war. That hate went away in 1989, though, when the Berlin Wall fell and the cold war ended. By the time I left Russia in 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed, America was a country that Russians looked up to and wanted to emulate.</p>
  • Is Hungary The Next Ukraine? Protests Show Country Ripe For Conflict Between Russia And Europe

    11/19/2014 12:15:10 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    IBT ^ | November 18 2014 4:40 PM | Dennis Lynch
    A protest movement in Hungary over corruption and an increasingly pro-Russian leadership broke out this week,raising questions about whether the former communist nation is on the verge of becoming the next Ukraine. Hungary is more stable than Ukraine, which has been besieged by sectarian conflict for months, and seems less likely to fall into violent conflict,but growing anti-government demonstrations could become another battleground between Europe and Russia. The wave of Hungarian protests is focused on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s increasingly pro-Russian governance. Many shouted “Europe,Europe!” at Monday’s “Public Outrage Day” protest and one protester told AFP demonstrators "don’t want...
  • Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"

    11/18/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11-18-2014 | Durden
    We reported of a strange incident that took place just after the Ukraine presidential coup, namely that .... "in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine's gold reserves were promptly loaded onboard an unmarked plane, which subsequently took the gold to the US." "at 2:00 am, a transport plane took off took off from Boryspil airport. According to Boryspil staff, prior to the plane's appearance, four trucks and two cargo minibuses arrived at the airport all with their license plates missing. Fifteen people .... stepped out, some armed with machine guns. These people loaded the plane with more...
  • A Deal With Two Devils - Russia and Iran

    11/18/2014 8:31:10 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    usnews.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Lawrence J. Haas
    Nothing better showcases Washington’s confusion over foreign policy than the idea that – as part of a U.S.-Iran nuclear deal – Iran would ship much or all of its enriched uranium to Russia, and Russia would then process it for Iranian civilian usage. Were the U.S.-led “P5+1” negotiators (the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) to reach a deal with Iran with this provision, the United States would subjugate its national security and that of its allies to two U.S. adversaries, both of which are undermining U.S. interests around the world. In addition, Washington would further legitimize Tehran...
  • The Greatest Revelation of G20 Summit

    11/18/2014 7:06:34 AM PST · by se99tp · 2 replies
    CCD Report ^ | November 18th, 2014
    (…) While Putin was sitting alone at the table, the other tyrant (not elected in democratic elections) was warmly received, accepted if not worshipped. Current First Secretary of the Communist Party of China (It is worthy to note that Prime Minister Abbot and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop did not even dare to utter his full communist title in their public statements) enjoyed their company. Comrade Xi, as he should be known, not one time declared that the Western democratic values can not be reconciled with Marxism-Leninism. Comrade Xi preaches “Chinese Dream” that is another disinformation term to conceal the totalitarian...
  • Putin's Reach: Merkel Concerned about Russian Influence in the Balkans

    11/18/2014 7:00:21 AM PST · by C19fan
    Spiegel ^ | November 17, 2014 | Staff
    It is a fundamental principle of German foreign policy that talks are the best way to solve diplomatic problems. Such was the rationale behind Gernot Erler's recent trip to Moscow to speak with Russian parliamentarians about the ongoing Ukraine-related difficulties. Erler is the German government's Russia liaison and he has spent much of his political career working towards better relations between Germany and Russia. But his recent trip to the Russia capital was a painful one. There was no one in parliament who was willing to speak with him.
  • Has Russia launched a top secret satellite killer? Amateur observers speculate on mysterious....

    11/18/2014 5:47:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 07:47 EST, 18 November 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A mysterious object launched by Russian military is being followed by Western space agencies over fears it could be part of a Kremlin project to kill satellites. Object 2014-28E, which was tracked over Guatemala on Monday night by N2YO, has been making unusual movements according to amateur observers. The Financial Times reported that it has been moving towards other Russian space objects and is now being monitored by Norad - the U.S. Military's space defense command The object had originally been classed as space debris, propelled into orbit as part of a Russian rocket launch in May to add three...
  • (2nd LD) NK special envoy set to meet Putin

    11/18/2014 4:23:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/11/18
    (2nd LD) NK special envoy set to meet Putin 2014/11/18 18:36 MOSCOW, Nov. 18 (Yonhap) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's special envoy later Tuesday, an official from Putin's office said. Choe Ryong-hae, the Workers' Party of Korea secretary, "is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on President Putin at 5 p.m. today," the Kremlin official told Yonhap News Agency. The public affairs office of the Kremlin later confirmed the planned meeting. Putin plans to have a closed-door meeting with Choe and there will be no press availability, it said. Choe is widely...
  • Modernised IL-76 set for take off

    11/17/2014 6:54:11 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | November 17, 2014 | Vladimir Shcherbakov
    The Ilyushin IL-76 first took to the skies in 1971, and since then the aircraft is regularly used in Russian aviation. Now, however, the requirements for aircraft of this class have changed somewhat (mainly involving more rigorously matching industry standards), and new equipment and systems have been developed. As a result, the decision was made to launch a series of highly modernized machines. The program to create a new transporter was given the code name Project 476, and the military transport aircraft was designated the Il-76MD-90A. First customer: the military Engineers have finalized the airframe, making a number of significant...
  • Russia's Demography Continues To Improve

    11/17/2014 3:51:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/03/2014 | Mark Adomanis
    Russia is desperately short of good news at the moment. Inflation is substantially above target, the economy is stuck in neutral, the price of oil has dropped sharply (likely throwing the Russian budget into deficit), and the ruble has been probing new lows against both the US Dollar and Euro on a daily basis. The opposition has been scattered to the wind, and barely a week passes without the authorities concocting some kind of terrible plan (the latest: banning lots of school textbooks). Even among analysts that are usually a bit more optimistic about Russia, it is impossible to miss...
  • Zhirinovsky: Kiev regime is repeating Serbia’s steps

    11/17/2014 1:33:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    inserbia.info ^ | November 17, 2014
    MOSCOW – The head of the populist-nationalist Russian LDPR party has warned that the Kiev regime is repeating Serbia’s steps of 1914 and could lead Europe to the start of a new World War. “Serbia’s moves against Austro-Hungary provoked the First World War and today history is repeating itself,” Vladimir Zhirinovsky said in a statement published on the LDPR website on Monday. “Through its current actions Ukraine is leading Europe towards a Third World War. Unfortunately, it is going to happen, and Ukraine is an instigator of this Third World War,” he added. According to the Russian nationalist leader Poland...
  • On anniversary of toppling Moscow's rule, Czechs fear back-sliding

    11/16/2014 5:48:26 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:06am GMT | Jan Lopatka
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs who helped bring about the "Velvet Revolution" that overthrew Kremlin-backed Communist rule are marking the 25th anniversary this week by accusing the country's present-day leaders of once again cosying up to Russia.
  • UKRAINE Lugansk: idiot * wake up. ... The first riots in Lugansk of a hungry "Russian world"

    11/16/2014 11:45:46 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    1411545456_1Glavar′ in Červonopartizanske (Sverdlovsk region) afraid of awkward questions from residents of the city. "Commandant" of Denis Ponizovnyj during today's procedure, called town meetings to "reassure" the most active speaker. The infomator.lg.ua reported by eyewitnesses. "A woman came up to the microphone, said that her name is Irina Bondarenko, a machinist at the mine "Červonopartizanskoj" (JSC "dtek is sverdlovanthracite. — Ed.) Asked to remember her name, if its something were to happen and ask questions," recalls one eyewitness. According to him, she asked about the militants promised soup kitchens for the poor residents of the city, moreover, specifically when will...
  • Poles, Russians expel diplomats in spying scandal

    11/17/2014 6:49:50 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | November 17, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    WARSAW, Poland – Russia says it has expelled several Polish diplomats in response to Poland's recent expulsion of Russians suspected of espionage. The tit-for-tat moves come as Poland and the Czech Republic say they have detected intensified efforts by Moscow's intelligence services to extend their influence in their countries.
  • Barack Obama and the Art of the Deal

    11/17/2014 1:59:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andrew B. Wilson
    "........It may be argued that Truman “saved” Western Europe when he dropped the two atomic bombs on Japan a few weeks later – hitting Hiroshima on August 7 and Nagasaki on August 9. That brought the war against Japan to an abrupt end; it also extended a protective nuclear umbrella over Britain, France, and other U.S. allies in Western Europe. All of a sudden, Stalin faced the reality that the U.S. had a new weapon that could destroy whole cities and armies. He would risk his own annihilation if he started a third world war hard on the heels of...
  • Serheyev: Russia Deployed 200 Tanks And 190 Aircraft On Border With Ukraine

    11/13/2014 6:57:38 AM PST · by Fennie · 44 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | November 13, 2014
    Russia has deployed 200 tanks, 1,600 vehicles, 640 artillery units, 191 aircraft and 121 combat helicopters on the border with Ukraine. Ukraine's envoy to the UN Yuriy Serheyev said this at an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, ukr. media reported.
  • Senior North Korean official leaves for Russia

    11/16/2014 8:43:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 10:20 PM EST
    A special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has left Pyongyang for Russia to discuss ways to improve trade and political ties. Choe Ryong Hae, a senior official in the ruling Workers’ Party and one of Kim’s close associates, left Pyongyang on Monday. He is scheduled to stay in Russia until Nov. 24. …
  • Crimea, Chechnya and Putin's Double Standards

    11/16/2014 12:22:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Andrew Foxall
    In his speech at last month's annual Valdai Club meeting, President Vladimir Putin accused the West of "double standards" in Ukraine. This is nothing new. Putin has habitually spoken of the West's double standards since he first came to power. Those wishing to understand Putin's linguistic gymnastics should look up "whataboutism." The term emerged at the height of the Cold War and described a favorite tactic of Soviet propagandists — the tendency to deflect any criticism of the Soviet Union by saying "what about" a different situation or problem in the West. As Putin's language suggests, the practice is alive...
  • UKRAINE: The first territory of "LC" began to separate from the "republic" back to Ukraine!

    11/16/2014 12:15:57 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    http://elise.com.ua/?p=56682 ^ | November 16, 2014
    First territory of the "LNR" started moving away from the "Republic" back to the Ukraine! KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA of Sverdlovsk and Chervonopartyzansk are not subject to the LNR. Such a statement at today's meeting of the inhabitants of ÄŚervonopartizanska (Sverdlovsk region) made by "Commandant" of Denis Ponizovnyj. According to him, the Sverdlovsk militia do not obey "neither LNR or the New Russia," writes informator.lg.ua. As previously reported, on November 16 in Chervonopartyzansk resident of the city was organized by the People's Assembly, which discussed the current situation in the city. Recall also that the most active speaker "Commandant" of...
  • Keystone left behind as Canadian crude pours into U.S.

    11/16/2014 7:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | November 14, 2014
    Delays of the Keystone XL pipeline are providing little obstacle to Western Canadian oil producers getting their crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast, with shipments set to more than double next year. The volume of Canadian crude processed at Gulf Coast refineries could climb to more than 400,000 barrels a day in 2015 from 208,000 in August, according to Jackie Forrest, vice president of Calgary-based ARC Financial Corp. The increase comes as Enbridge Inc.’s Flanagan South and an expanded Seaway pipeline raise their capacity to ship oil by as much as 450,000 barrels a day. Canadian exports to the Gulf...
  • One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | November 16, 2014
    One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks ‘Failure would be a dangerous scenario for the entire world’ AFP Published: 14:30 November 16, 2014 Gulf News Vienna: Iran and six world powers begin a final round of talks in Vienna on Tuesday aiming to overcome significant remaining differences and agree a historic nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline. “There’s still a big gap. We may not be able to get there,” US President Barack Obama warned last Sunday. After 12 years of rising tensions, threats of war and failed diplomacy this accord would silence for good fears...
  • Islamic State minting own currency

    11/16/2014 3:06:03 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 at 12:23 AM | Mary Papenfuss
    ALEPPO, Syria, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Here's what every caliphate apparently needs: its own money, so Islamic State leaders plan to mint their own gold, silver and copper coins. The decision aims to remove Muslims from the "tyrant's financial system" and a global monetary operation "based on satanic usury," said a statement by the Islamic State's Beit al Mal, or treasury, and posted on websites used by jihadist movements. The exchange rate of the new currency — which will consist of seven coins — and where it can be found will be spelled out in a future statement. Unlike many...
  • Kadyrov's Photo of Islamic State Militant's Corpse Revealed as Fake

    11/15/2014 8:38:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | November 14, 2014
    A day after proclaiming the death of Islamic State commander Tarkhan Batirashvili on his Instagram account, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has apparently backtracked, having deleted both the claim and the photograph used to substantiate it. The news of the death of Batirashvili, better known as Omar "the Chechen" al-Shishani, was taken with a grain of salt by many observers, who said Kadyrov had been known for making such claims in the past with other Islamic extremists only to be proven wrong. In 2013, Kadyrov had repeatedly proclaimed the death of Doku Umarov, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate — announcements...
  • Web users debunk Russian TV's MH17 claim

    11/15/2014 5:59:10 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 14. Nov 2014 | Vitaly Shevchenko
    Russian state TV has broadcast what it claimed to be a photo of the moment Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. But many commentators dismissed the image as a "crude fake". Late on 14 November, Russia's state-controlled Channel One TV broadcast what appeared to be a satellite photo of a passenger plane and a jet fighter in the skies above Donetsk, a separatist stronghold in Ukraine. It was, the report said, the moment the Ukrainian jet fired a missile at MH17.