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  • Russia's Uran-9 Robot Tank Went to War in Syria (It Didn't Go Very Well)

    01/06/2019 8:02:11 AM PST · by familyop · 31 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 6, 2019 | Sebastien Roblin
    In May 2018, the Russian military revealed it had combat-tested its Uran-9 robot tank in Syria. The diminutive remote-control tank is noted for its formidable gun and missile armament. However, just a month later Defense Blog reported that Senior Research Officer Andrei Anisimov told a conference at the Kuznetsov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg that the Uran-9’s performance in Syria revealed that “modern Russian combat Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are not able to perform the assigned tasks in the classical types of combat operations.” He concluded it would be ten to fifteen more years before UGVs were ready for such...
  • Russian firm wants to disclose 'sensitive' US government info in Mueller court fight

    11/27/2018 5:23:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/27/18 | LEE FERRAN
    A Russian consulting firm indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller plans to ask a U.S. court to allow it to share information that the U.S. government considers "sensitive.” In a joint scheduling motion filed on Tuesday, the firm, Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, said it plans to argue that the information should be shared with Concord officers or employees, and that the judge's decision on the matter will "significantly affect the defense position to how it can proceed." **SNIP** The handling of sensitive U.S. government information has long been a sticking point in the case. In October, ABC News reported...
  • Man plays Russian Roulette with his own foot! (40sec YouTube video)

    11/09/2018 12:32:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/13/18
    Man shoots friend in the foot ==> CLICK HERE (WARNING: Language)
  • Incoming Democrat Chairman: Dems Will Go ‘All-In’ On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For ‘Perjury’

    11/07/2018 3:00:09 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 141 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11-7-2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh for alleged perjury and investigate and impeach President Donald Trump for alleged treasonous collusion with Russia. In post-election chats with various callers while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, Nadler gave advice to a newly elected representative and discussed potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominees with another. He also lamented identity politics and the thriving economy and worried about Democrats losing working-class voters while gaining elite former Republicans and suburban women. Nadler ...discussed two routes for investigating new...
  • She's bringing new fans to the sport': Reaction to Tuktamysheva's provocative dance at Canada GP

    11/02/2018 2:35:32 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    RT ^ | 29 Oct 2018
    But it was her exhibition gala program on Sunday that could spread her popularity far beyond the sport. With the world celebrating the 20th anniversary of Britney Spears’ debut ‘Baby One More Time’ single last week, Tuktamysheva decided to pay tribute to another iconic song of the former pop princess. The 21-year-old Russian’s exhibition gala program featured a more recent but still 15-year-old tune, ‘Toxic’. All eyes were on her and, as it turns out, not only those of figure skating fans.
  • So, what has happened with the Mueller investigation of Russian Collusion? lolol

    10/26/2018 4:20:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies
    No news recently | 26 October 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    What has happened with the Mueller Russian Collusion investigation? Hmmmm??? Seems like that has disappeared from the headlines. Not working for you anymore, Democrats? Fake news, fake bombs, fake accusations, fake investigation, fake lives, fake ideas. You guys are the masters of Fake. You are the part of crime. Your whole ideology is a vacuum.
  • Antarctic Researcher Stabs Colleague At Remote Outpost

    10/24/2018 1:03:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    MSN/Newsweek ^ | October 24, 2018
    An Antarctic researcher at a remote Russian science station has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing his colleague in a sudden outburst of violence. According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, Sergey Savitsky attacked his fellow scientist on October 9, possibly after suffering an emotional breakdown, stabbing him at least once. The two men had been living and working together for six months at Russia’s Bellingshausen station on King George Island, more than 500 miles off the southern coast of Argentina.
  • RUSSIANS WRESTLING WITH BEARS

    10/06/2018 9:29:58 PM PDT · by BEJ · 9 replies
    Now that the Kavanaugh appointment is done and we have victory, we have to turn to more serious issues like, "Can we beat the Russians at Bear Wrestling?" The Russians are military and very friendly (they shake hands with everyone while wrestling). This bear wrestling warms my heart... and the bear enjoys it too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW4mC_GzcBs
  • Israel’s statement on downed Russian aircraft (downed by Syrian missiles)

    09/20/2018 7:16:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018, 12:15 | ANF NEWS DESK
    The Israeli army has stated that all intelligence on the Russian aircraft downed in Latakia on Monday will be shared with Moscow. The Israeli army statement said when the Syrian air defense systems fired the missiles that downed the Russian aircraft, Israeli Air Force had already returned to Israeli air field. The Israeli army argued that the incident had been caused by the Syrian air defense systems’ “extensive and inaccurate” fire. The statement said, “The Syrian anti-air batteries fired indiscriminately and from what we understand, did not bother to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air.” The Israeli...
  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 7:35:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the...
  • Russia trolls 'spreading vaccination misinformation' to create discord

    08/25/2018 7:28:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    bbc ^ | 24 August 2018
    The researchers reviewed more than 250 tweets about vaccination from accounts linked to the St Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA). In February the agency was named in a US indictment over alleged election meddling. The IRA tweets used polarising language and linked vaccination to controversial statements about race, class and government legitimacy, the researchers said. One tweet casting doubt on vaccines that was cited in the study read: "Did you know there was secret government database of #Vaccine-damaged child? #VaccinateUS". Another that argued for vaccinations said: "#VaccinateUS You can't fix stupidity. Let them die from measles, and I'm for #vaccination!"...
  • The Russian “Treasure Ship” Was Likely a Fraud Meant to Boost a Cryptocurrency Scam

    08/10/2018 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Aug 10, 2018 | By Kyle Mizokami
    A South Korean company’s claimed to find $100 billion in treasure or more. A South Korean company that announced it had found more than a hundred billion dollars in gold treasure in a Russian warship is under investigation for possible fraud. The gold apparently does not exist and the company allegedly planned to use news of the treasure to boost a new cryptocurrency. Last month, the news broke that the Shinil Group, a South Korean company, had discovered the 100-year-old wreck of an Imperial Russian Navy cruiser, the Dmitri Donskoi. A survival of the naval battle of Tsushima, the Donskoi...
  • BREAKING: Bruce Ohr Docs Raise Serious Questions

    08/08/2018 6:13:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 8/8/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    A law enforcement sensitive document written by senior Justice Department official, Bruce Ohr, is raising serious concerns amongst congressional investigators regarding testimony provided to Congress on the involvement of FBI special agents in the probe into the Trump campaign and its alleged Russian ties. Nov. 21, 2016, the handwritten document lists former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, his paramour FBI Attorney Lisa Page and Special Agent Joe Pientka (who along with Strzok interviewed former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn). Strzok, who was the lead investigator in the FBI’s investigation into Trump, was removed last August from Special Counsel...
  • WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff Dies at 70

    07/29/2018 3:50:00 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | July 29, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Volkoff began wrestling in 1967 and embarked on a career that lasted nearly 40 years. He spent the bulk of his time in the WWF and World Wide Wrestling Federation, Vince McMahon Sr.'s precursor to the WWF. He also spent time with the American Wrestling Association in the 1970s. Volkoff and The Sheik were one of the premier heel tag teams of the 1980s under the management of Classy Freddie Blassie. The pair won the WWF Tag Team Championship once before breaking up. Volkoff later teamed with Boris Zukhov as part of The Bolsheviks for the remainder of the 1980s before leaving the company in 1990....
  • Judge Orders Fusion GPS To Reveal Dossier Details In BuzzFeed Lawsuit

    07/26/2018 2:04:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 7/26/18 | Chuck Ross
    Judge orders Fusion GPS to disclose details of its dossier work. The opposition firm has avoided deposition in a dossier-related lawsuit against BuzzFeed. Lawyer for plaintiff says ruling “gave us everything that we had hoped for.” Representatives of Fusion GPS must answer a broad array of questions about the opposition research firm’s role in creating, investigating and disseminating the infamous Steele dossier, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro issued the decision Tuesday in a defamation lawsuit a Russian tech executive filed against BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. The trial is scheduled...
  • Who is Maria Butina, the Russian woman accused of spying on US?

    07/23/2018 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-19-18 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A 29-year-old Russian woman accused of working as a covert spy while in the U.S. on a student visa remains behind bars.photoButina is a suspected covert Russian spy. She is a Russian national who was in the U.S. on a student visa, enrolled at American University in Washington, D.C. She received her graduate degree from the university in May.She's known for her pro-gun activism and founded a Russian gun rights group in Moscow.The 29-year-old grew up in a modest apartment building in the Siberian city of Barnaul, closer to the Mongolian and Kazakh borders than Moscow.She developed an interest in...
  • Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea

    07/20/2018 9:24:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 19 Jul, 2018 | George Dvorsky
    A missing Russian Imperial Navy cruiser said to contain 200 tons of gold bullion worth an estimated $133 billion has been discovered after being lost at sea for 113 years. The wreck of the Dmitrii Donskoi, a 6,200-ton warship that went down during the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-05, was discovered on July 15 about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the shores of Ulleungdo, a South Korean island located 75 miles (120 km) east of the Korean Peninsula, the Telegraph reports. The ship was found under 1,400 feet of water (430 meters) by an international consortium led by a South Korean...
  • Russian warship carrying £100BILLION worth of GOLD found off South Korea

    07/18/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Independent ^ | July 18, 2018 | Laura Mowat
    It is thought that the battle ship, which was discovered off the island of Ulleungdo, was sunken during the Russo-Japanese War and could have had the gold of an entire flotilla on board. The Dmitrii Donskoi was an armoured cruiser in the Russian Imperial Navy’s Baltic fleet which was deployed to the Pacific in the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War. The warship would have taken part in the Battle of Tsushima which saw Russia defeated by Japanese warships.
  • France: Night of Violence, Riots and Looting After World Cup Win

    07/16/2018 6:09:07 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    French celebrations over the national football team’s World Cup victory on Sunday quickly turned to violence, with street clashes, vandalism, attacks on police, and scenes of looting in cities across the country. As many as a million people had been enjoying the “good-natured atmosphere” at an event on the Champs-Élysées in Paris following France’s 4-2 win against Croatia, which ministers had hoped would bring a “great moment” of “national unity”. But by 11 pm the jubilant mood had turned to chaos, with what local media describes as “bands of thugs” launching projectiles including bottles at police, who responded by firing...
  • Russian Bots Linked To Viral Twitter Attacks On ‘Hateful’ Dems

    07/08/2018 4:42:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/08/18 | Mary Papenfuss
    It what may be an early onslaught of Kremlin-linked Twitter attacks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, Russia bots appear to be fueling a wave of criticism against Democrats in part over a lack of “civility” and intimidation in political confrontations, according to bot trackers. Attacks with the hashtag #WalkAway purport to be from a “grassroots” wave of one-time Democrats who have left the party in part because they say they are so incensed by the hateful and divisive behavior of party members. The message is to “walk away” from ugly confrontations, “intolerance” and hate — and from the Democratic...