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  • Russians Vote to Bury Vladimir Lenin, 87 Years After Death

    01/26/2011 7:58:19 AM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/26/11 | TARA KELLY Tara Kelly –
    Since 1924 visitors from around the globe have flocked to Moscow's famous Red Square to view the body of former revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. But now, the Bolshevik could be relocating six feet under if the Russian people have their way with him.
  • Marxist Democrat Cringes As Russian Immigrants Compare Communism to…Democrats!

    01/17/2011 1:33:00 PM PST · by jda · 94 replies
    Red State ^ | 16 January 2011
    ". . . some of New York’s Russian immigrants (who know Soviet-style Communism all-too-well) are aligning with Republicans—because they view Democrats’ policies to be too similar to the failed policies of their homeland . . ."
  • FReeper Help Needed: Cyrilic Translation

    01/03/2011 4:06:06 PM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 25 replies
    Self ^ | 1/3/2011 | Self
    While in Pennsylvania for the Holidays, I came into possession of what was described to me as a "Russian Soldier's Cross." It appears to be made of brass and has writing on it in Cyrillic, in either Russian or possibly Old Church Slavonic. While I can guess at some of the inscriptions on the front, I have no idea what the writing on the back is. I found a very similar object here, although it's apparent the inscription on the obverse is somewhat different. The cross is rather small, and the photos below were taken on 1/4" ruled graph paper...
  • Putin says Russian officials must spend dark New Year's Eve

    01/01/2011 8:40:24 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 31, 2010
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday three top Russian officials should spend New Year's Eve in the dark after failing to fulfill their promise to repair damaged power lines. "You said everything would be fine by 1800 (1500 GMT)," Russia's de facto number one said in nationally televised comments to the three. "You should not have said anything if you were not sure," he added during a meeting that included the governor of the Moscow region as well as federal energy minister and the head of the local power utility. The televised comments were followed an hour later by news...
  • The Temperment of Russian Men

    12/28/2010 9:06:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 17+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | December 28 2010 | Niuhuru
    What exactly is the temperment of Russian men and what sort of spouses do they make?
  • Russian company may get Utah town and uranium

    10/12/2010 6:07:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2010 | JUDY FAHYS
    Ticaboo • Syd Auster’s father flew fighter jets to protect American soil, including this dusty company town off a two-lane road to Lake Powell. But soon the same mineral-rich landscape that Auster’s dad safeguarded decades ago will be largely owned by the country he once guarded against. By year’s end, the Russian mining company Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) will have a controlling stake in the Canadian company Uranium One. When that happens, the town itself, the Shootaring Canyon uranium mill a few miles up the highway, more than 10,000 acres of uranium claims in Utah and holdings in South Dakota, Wyoming and...
  • 4 GOP leaders warn of uranium mine sale : Russian agency would take over

    10/11/2010 10:35:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Eli Lake
    Four leading House Republicans, citing national security concerns, are urging Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to block the sale of a Wyoming-based uranium mine to an arm of the Russian government's main nuclear agency. The lawmakers are raising alarm over the proposed sale of a Powder River Basin, Wyoming-based uranium processing facility operated by Uranium One USA, a Canadian-based company, to Atomredmetzoloto, a subsidiary of the Russian government agency Rosatom, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by The Washington Times. The sale was first announced on Aug. 31, and the lawmakers claim that it could give Moscow control of up...
  • Should we send our uranium to Russia?

    10/11/2010 3:21:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    News Record ^ | October 7, 2010 | Steve Mcmanamen,
    Wyoming’s Washington delegation is concerned about the proposed transfer of three Powder River Basin uranium facilities into the hands of a Russian company. The Powder River Basin uranium facilities have been pulled into the Iran nuclear debate on Capitol Hill with a deal that would transfer the controlling interest of Canadian-owned Uranium One to the Russian company JSC Atomredmetzoloto. The company now owns 23.1 percent of Uranium One’s common stock and is seeking a controlling 51 percent share. Commonly known as ARMZ, the company is controlled by Russia’s state agency that oversees its nuclear industry. The agency has supplied uranium...
  • US approval a step toward Russian company control of Wyoming uranium mines

    12/11/2010 1:38:08 PM PST · by thesellout · 52 replies ^ | November 30th, 2010 |
    US approval a step toward Russian company control of Wyoming uranium mines Published on November 30th, 2010 Topics : Nuclear Regulatory Commission , Uranium One , Wyoming , U.S. CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two uranium mines in Wyoming are on their way to control by a Russian company now that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved transferring the mines' licenses. The NRC last week approved the license transfer to a Russian company known as ARMZ which expects to obtain a controlling interest in Canadian-owned Uranium One by year's end. Uranium One holds the licenses for a proposed uranium mine and an...
  • Russian jets halted US-Japan military drills

    12/08/2010 12:15:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/8/10 | Staff
    The US and Japan were forced to halt military exercises this week because of Russian jets flying nearby, Japanese officials have revealed. Russia admitted its jets were flying above the Sea of Japan, but said the pilots had not breached any rules. Moscow and Tokyo have argued recently over an island chain they both claim. The US-Japan war games are the biggest ever held between the two countries, involving more than 44,000 personnel and 60 warships. The drills - codenamed Keen Sword - are being held to mark the 50th anniversary of the US-Japan alliance.
  • Dems Try to Muscle Jews into Backing Russian Treaty

    12/01/2010 8:45:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/1/10 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The call by Democratic senators Chuck Schumer and Carl Levin for AIPAC to back passage of the stalled START treaty with Russia speaks volumes about the growing desperation of both the White House and its Senate allies. The administration is reportedly going all-out to push Jewish groups to lobby for the treaty, but it is unlikely that AIPAC will succumb to the pressure. The group has been scrupulous about sticking to its agenda of working only on behalf of Israel-related issues, a policy that keeps it strictly neutral on arms control measures like START.
  • WikiLeaks: Russians smell anti-Obama conspiracy

    11/29/2010 2:55:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies ^ | November 29, 2010 | Fred Weir
    In Russia, the motherland of conspiracy theories, almost no one believes that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are free agents acting on a desire to crack official secrecy and broaden the horizons of public awareness. Although the more than a quarter-million secret US diplomatic cables spilled into cyberspace by WikiLeaks on Sunday include just 3,337 reports prepared by the US Embassy in Moscow, many Russians are already viewing it as part of a plot by American hardliners to discredit President Obama and, perhaps, to undermine his fragile efforts to “reset” US-Russia relations. .... “I have no doubt that this was a...
  • I Am Ashamed Of What Russia Has Become

    11/27/2010 12:37:38 PM PST · by devere · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | November 6, 2010 | Mikhail Khodorkovsly
    I can recall October 2003. My last day as a free man. Several weeks after my arrest, I was informed that president Putin had decided: I was going to have to “slurp gruel” for 8 years. It was hard to believe that back then. Seven years have gone by already since that day. Seven years – quite a long stretch of time, and all the more so – when you’ve spent it in jail. All of us have had time to reassess and rethink many things. Judging by the prosecutors’ presentation: “give them 14 years” and “spit on previous court...
  • Daniel Radcliffe Obsessed With 'The Master and Margarita'

    11/16/2010 3:46:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 2+ views
    India Target ^ | 11/3/2010 | Amrita Sinha
    Daniel Radcliffe's favorite novel is 'The Master and Margarita' and he is obsessed with it since the time laid hands on it. In American Library Association's READ campaign, Daniel Radcliffe said, that he's "been obsessed with the novel ever since I read it about a year ago. I've always been a huge fan of Magical Realism. It’s an inspiring genre in which writers can just let their imaginations go wild and wonderful." When asked about his favorite Harry Porter book, Daniel Radcliffe said, "My personal favorite is… Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, because it's involved with Harry's...
  • Russian assassin 'sent to kill double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman'

    11/11/2010 10:53:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/11/10 | Tom Parfitt
    Kremlin reportedly dispatches contract killer to US to pursue 'traitor' colonel, claims reputable Moscow newspaperA contract killer has been dispatched to assassinate the Russian double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman and nine other spies in the United States this spring, according to reports in Moscow. "We know who he is and where he is," a high-ranking Kremlin source told the reputable Kommersant newspaper. "You can have no doubt – a Mercader has already been sent after him." Ramón Mercader was the KGB-hired Spanish communist who was sent to kill Leon Trotsky with an icepick in Mexico in 1940.
  • Russia snubs Tolstoy

    11/10/2010 8:33:49 AM PST · by Borges · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Global Post ^ | October 12, 2010 | Miriam Elder
    MOSCOW, Russia — Russians love few things better than a good anniversary — any excuse to celebrate the country’s rich cultural history gives rise to festivals and forums, concerts and commemorative films. As 2010 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anton Chekhov, President Dmitry Medvedev flew to the playwright’s small southern hometown and laid a bouquet of white roses. One hundred years after his death in 1837, poet Alexander Pushkin was celebrated across the country — a city was even named after him. Why, then, the silence in Russia around Leo Tolstoy, widely considered to be one of...
  • Christopher Hitchens Warns of the Rising Influence of Christianity in Russia in Matters of State.

    11/05/2010 9:45:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Ministry Values ^ | 11/2/10 | Stephen Ryan
    Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev go to Church frequently, kiss precious icons of the Virgin Mary and seek political and moral counsel from the Russian Orthodox Clergy. Furthermore, to the surprise of many Americans, particularly Evangelical Christians, Vladimir Putin wears a Christian cross with him at all times. On ABC's Good Morning America Anchor George Stephanopoulos recently interviewed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me ask you, the American public doesn't know all that much about you personally. But I was fascinated to be-- in reading your biography to learn many of the details. You were brought up in Soviet...
  • NAACP and It's "Usefulness"

    10/29/2010 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Meggers · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Flagged For Removal ^ | 10/29/2010 | Meg Kelso
    If I weren't getting so used to the inequity of political correctness, I would be stunned at this: The Fresh Prince happened to be on TV while I was surfing the Internet and of course, the commercials are aimed toward the largest audience for such programming, black people. For a moment my jaw dropped as I watched the commercial that caught my attention as soon as I heard "black people meet" in the background. To be sure, I checked and was redirected to a dating site for Generation X'ers that never once mentioned race. I don't know why...
  • Planned Mosque Sparks Controversy in Russia

    10/21/2010 1:47:58 PM PDT · by FromLori · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 10/19/10 | Maxim Kireev
    The leaders of Moscow's 1.5 million strong Muslim community say they desperately need more places of worship. But a plan to build a new mosque has run into local opposition which is being fuelled by nationalists calling for a "clean Moscow" without Muslims and foreigners. Small trees are supposed to be keeping the Muslims out of Tekstilshchiki, a district in south eastern Moscow. A young man sets to work with his shovel, pushing it into the earth with a determined kick. Then he places a seedling into the hole and sprinkles earth over it. Using her watering can, Maria Sotova...
  • Russia honours spies deported from US

    10/18/2010 11:49:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | October 19, 2010
    RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev has handed top state honours to the Russian spies deported from the US in July in the biggest spy scandal since the Cold War, the Kremlin says. "A ceremony took place in the Kremlin today to hand top state honours to a number of Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) employees, including the spies who were working in the United States and returned to Russia in July," Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said in a statement on Russian news agencies. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who served as a KGB agent in East Germany, has said that he has met...
  • Russia's High Tech Military Turns to Inflatable Weapons

    10/12/2010 7:22:04 AM PDT · by mrmeyer · 21 replies ^ | 10/12/10 | Alexander Marquardt
    Every May, Russia proudly marches its biggest, fiercest-looking military hardware across Red Square in a show of force one might expect from one of the biggest militaries in the world. Tanks, missile launchers and rockets worth billions of dollars thunder across the cobblestones. But in a small field outside Moscow, two men wheel out a small package that could save the Russian military millions and prevent it from needing to deploy that fearsome arsenal. The men fire up an air pump and within minutes there stands a towering S-300 anti-aircraft missile launcher. Russia's Defense Ministry is in talks with a...
  • Travel Alert [Europe]

    10/03/2010 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Travel Alert U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs Europe October 3, 2010 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions. Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation...
  • The Post Racial President; Obama’s Diplomat For Racial Harmony - King Samir Shabazz

    10/01/2010 9:19:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-01-10 | Skookum
    "People are frustrated, their anxious, they're scared about the future. And they have a right to be impatient about the pace of change. I'm impatient, ... It took time to free the slaves," our Post Racial President Lectures The American People.His disciples from The New Black Panther Party carry the message even further. [VIDEO AT SITE] This is the man, King Samir Shabazz, who has been given a "Do Not Prosecute" pass by the Holder Justice Department and the Obama Administration. This is one of Obama's diplomats for racial harmony: White America, after listening to Shabazz will realize the error...
  • No. 3 reactor block of the Kola Nuclear Power Plant was shut down

    09/28/2010 6:35:52 PM PDT · by The Comedian · 14 replies
    The No. 3 reactor block of the embattled Kola Nuclear Power Plant was shut down today by its automatic switch off in what is a seeming series of more and more incidents at the Kola, and well as other Russian NPPs. In a release on Kola NPP’s website, operators said that, “at 1:38 am on September 28, the automatic protection switch of the No. 3 reactor block shut the unit down as a result of a malfunction in one of the elements in the system responsible for pressure control in the first compartment. The reason for the malfunction is being...
  • Netanyahu: We tried and failed to stop Russian missile sale to Syria

    09/19/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/19/10 | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted on Sunday that despite intensive diplomacy, Israel had failed to dissuade Russia from selling advanced missiles to Syria. Speaking at Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Netanyahu told ministers that Russian plans to go ahead with the delivery of P-800 anti-ship missiles to Syria was "problematic" for Israel. "We have been aware of this deal for some time and there were discussions with the Russians at every level," Netanyahu said.
  • 2 held in alleged nuke bomb making for Venezuela

    09/17/2010 12:04:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/17/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON — A scientist and his wife were arrested and indicted on charges of trying to help make a nuclear bomb for Venezuela, the Justice Department announced Friday. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen, were indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury. Both had worked as contractors at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the Justice Department said in a statement. If convicted of all 22 charges in the indictment, the defendants face a potential sentence of life in prison, the department said. The U.S....
  • Deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside Georgia Power plant

    09/10/2010 8:17:30 PM PDT · by reprobate · 48 replies ^ | 9-9-2010 | DeAnn Komanecky
    SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County sheriff deputies have reported the early Sunday morning arrest of three men to the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force. The men, two from Russia and one from Kazakhstan, were found near Georgia Power’s Plant McIntosh on Old Augusta Road about 1 a.m. Sunday after a ranger with the Department of Natural Resources reported a suspicious vehicle, Effingham County sheriff’s spokesman David Ehsanipoor said. Deputies reported the men, who were inside a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, had a machete, shovel, wire cutters and ski masks. One man also had black silk stockings in his front left pocket. Arrested...
  • Traditional vs. Progressive -- Alliance Between Orthodox and Catholic to Give Europe Back Its Soul

    09/13/2010 2:52:09 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/12/2010 | Tancred
    [London/Rome] A few days from the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Scotland and England, the "Number two" in the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Direcoter of the "Foreign Office" of the Moscow Patriarchate, will make his visit to Great Britain. On the 9th of September he will meet [has already met] in Lambeth Palace with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, the Primate of the Anglican Communion. In a certain way "he makes straight the way of the Pope", as the Pope's meeting on the 17th of September is described by Vaticanist Sandro Magister in the Weekly...
  • Russian subs stalk Trident in echo of Cold War

    08/27/2010 5:07:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 8/27/10 | Thomas Harding
    A specially upgraded Russian Akula class submarine has been caught trying to record the acoustic signature made by the Vanguard submarines that carry Trident nuclear missiles, according to senior Navy officers. British submariners have also reported that they are experiencing the highest number of "contacts" with Russian submarines since 1987. If the Russians are able to obtain a recording of the unique noise of the boat's propellers it would have serious implications for Britain's nuclear deterrent. Using its sophisticated sonar, the Akula would be able to track Vanguards and potentially sink them before they could launch their Trident D4 missiles....
  • Canada intercepts two Russian bombers

    08/25/2010 5:56:57 PM PDT · by jackv · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-25-10 | ROB GILLIES
    Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers in the Arctic as they approached Canadian airspace on the eve of a visit from Canada's prime minister who will observe an Arctic military exercise, a spokesman for the prime minister said Wednesday. Dimitri Soudas, Stephen Harper's director of communications, said two Canadian CF-18 jets shadowed a pair of Russian TU-95 Bear jets in international airspace on Tuesday. Soudas said the bombers flew within 30 miles (50 kilometers) of Canadian soil. They were first spotted approximately 120 nautical miles north of Inuvik, Northwest Territories. "Thanks to the rapid response of the...
  • UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

    08/25/2010 6:24:04 AM PDT · by Michael Barnes · 28 replies
    /. ^ | Aug 23, 2010 | UVB-76
    "Following days of increased activity, the Russian numbers station UVB-76 has sent out a new voice transmission. The transmission, sent out on August 23, 2010 at 9:35AM PST, recited the following in Russian: 'UVB-76, UVB-76 — 93 882 naimina 74 14 35 74 — 9 3 8 8 2 nikolai, anna, ivan, michail, ivan, nikolai, anna, 7, 4, 1, 4, 3, 5, 7, 4' The station, believed to be a part of the former Soviet Union's dead man's switch system, has been continually broadcasting for over twenty years, and its purpose has never been fully explained."
  • Mel Gibson is a lot like you and me

    07/17/2010 9:49:21 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 16, 2010 | Rene Girard
    By now you have heard about Mel Gibson's recent foul-mouthed tirade. Apparently he said some pretty harsh things to Oksana Grigorieva the Russian woman he has been involved with lately. He used words that are considered offensive and racist and maybe he wasn't just angry, he might of also been drunk or having an emotional breakdown or perhaps he's bi-polar. People are speculating while some are wondering if it was even Mel Gibson's voice they heard on several recordings ... On a personal note, I for one have not heard the recordings, and I don't want to hear them. I...
  • Russian President Medvedev's visit to Cisco in San Jose with the Terminator!

    07/14/2010 9:14:02 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 10 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 7-14-10 | James
    Despite California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger plunging job approval ratings and waning biceps, he still had time for a ho-hum visit with President Medvedev at Cisco HQ in San Jose on June 23rd. The President met with Cisco CEO John Chambers and members of the Cisco executive team over TelePresence and got to make a video (wink,wink). Following this discussion, Chambers and Viktor Vekselberg signed an MoU to confirm Cisco's commitment to the Skolkovo project. Arnold was very quiet so I don’t think he will be back!...
  • FBI Reportedly Arrests 12th Russian Spy Suspect

    07/13/2010 9:19:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    cbs news ^ | 7/13/10 | staff
    The FBI has arrested a 12th suspect linked to the alleged Cold War-style spy-ring, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The newspaper quoted an unidentified official as saying a 23-year-old Russian man had been detained, but that there was insufficient evidence to charge him with a crime. He was being held at an undisclosed location pending deportation. FBI agents reportedly became suspicious of the man and started monitoring his activities -- which were not revealed in the article --upon his arrival in the U.S. in October of 2009.
  • Russian Spies -aka- "Undocumented" Democrats. (Video from CBS Radio Show)

    07/12/2010 8:11:13 AM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 3 replies
    There really was not much difference between these spies and the “undocumented” aliens that have marched the streets in Arizona. They both accessed this county illegally and while they have no voting rights, they were doing every thing they could to influence the policies of this country and move us in a more liberally progressive direction, so as to benefit themselves and their home countries. Had they been American Citizens, you would have just called them Democrats. (Click link to see the video)
  • Are The Children Of The Russian Agents U.S. Citizens???

    07/11/2010 8:49:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 76 replies
    7/11/10 | self
    I’ve been trying to figure this out … The 14th Amendment declares that anyone born in the US and under its jurisdiction is a citizen. But what about the children of the Russian spies, are they citizens? Those that claim that they are citizens say that the 14th Amendment declares it so and that the only exceptions to U.S. jurisdiction are the children of ambassadors and children of enemies. But these children’s parents did not fall under those exceptions. They were not ambassadors [or have diplomatic immunity], nor is Russia a declared enemy of the U.S. They just did not...
  • Biden tells Leno US did fine in Russian spy swap

    07/10/2010 11:53:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/10/10 | ap
    BURBANK, Calif. – Vice President Joe Biden had to convince a skeptical Jay Leno on Friday that the United States didn't get a raw deal from Russia in the biggest spy swap since the Cold War. Leno asked Biden during a taping of "The Tonight Show" why the U.S. was sending 10 accused spies back to Russia while getting only four in return. "That doesn't seem fair," Leno said. "We got back four really good ones," Biden reassured Leno. "And the ten, they've been here a long time, but they hadn't done much."
  • Moscow offers former Russian Cold War-style spy swap

    07/07/2010 8:47:31 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (via Drudge) ^ | 7th July 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Russia has offered a mass Cold War-style 'spy swap' deal to the U.S., it was revealed today. The deal could see up to 11 convicted spies - allegedly including a Russian colonel - exchanged for 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman and her co-accused. Chapman is being held with nine others in the U.S. on accusations of being part of a 'deep cover' spy ring in the U.S. Read more:
  • 2 kids of alleged spies headed to Russia

    07/02/2010 3:28:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 2
    NEW YORK (AP) -- At least two children who were born to one of four couples charged in a Russian spying ring, may soon be headed for new homes in Russia. Federal prosecutors revealed Friday that a man and woman who had been posing as American Michael Zottoli and Canadian Patricia Mills acknowledged after their arrests that they are actually Russian citizens.....
  • Reclusive top mathematician turns down prize, again

    07/02/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Errant · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2 July, 2010
    Reclusive Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman, who MOSCOW (AFP) – Reclusive Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman, who shot to global fame after claiming to solve the seemingly intractable Poincare conjecture, has refused another prize for the achievement. The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) said Thursday that Perelman informed the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research center that he would not accept its million-dollar prize. "I have turned down (the award)," Perelman told the Interfax news agency by telephone. "The main reason is disagreement with the organised mathematics community. I do not like their decisions, I consider them unfair." "I think that the contribution of American mathematician...
  • Ex-spy: May be 50 undercover Russian couples in US

    06/29/2010 8:40:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/10 | Vladimir Isachenkov and David Stringer - ap
    MOSCOW – One of the Cold War's most famous defectors says Russia probably has about 50 deep-cover couples — and maybe even up to 60 of them — spying inside the United States. Oleg Gordievsky, a former deputy head of the KGB in London who defected in 1985, said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev would know the number of illegal operatives in each target country. The 71-year-old ex-double agent .. "there's usually 40 to 50 couples, all illegal." "The president will know the number, and in each country how many — but not their names," said Gordievsky, .. The FBI announced...
  • Accused Russian Spy a "Practiced Deceiver"

    06/29/2010 2:14:36 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 | Ryan Corsaro
    She's a "practiced deceiver." Those are the words prosecutors used to describe Anna Chapman, a red-headed 28-year-old accused of spying for Russia. Chapman, a divorcee who appeared in a white T-shirt and designer jeans, stood before magistrate judge Ronald Ellis in a Manhattan federal court Monday evening along with four others arrested on charges of conspiring to act as "unregistered agents of a foreign government." Chapman's attorney, Robert M. Baum, asked the judge to dismiss the charge of conspiracy, saying his client committed no crime by communicating with a member of a foreign government and called the acts listed in...
  • Alleged Russian spy had ties to Harvard policy world

    06/28/2010 9:43:05 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 28, 2010 | John Cook
    Snips from Excerpt only site: One of the 10 people arrested on Sunday as part of a Russian spy network aimed at infiltrating U.S. policymaking circles appears to have attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University — one of the most influential venues in U.S. policymaking circles. The LinkedIn profile also lists Heathfield as a past partner at Global Partners Inc., a management consulting firm that lists Abbott Labs, Boston Scientific, and GE as clients. Global Partners' website also lists a Donald Heathfield. When Yahoo! News told Carolyn Quintin, one of Heathfield's partners at the firm, of his...
  • Russian President's Big Silicon Valley Splash

    06/22/2010 9:34:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC11 ^ | Tue, Jun 22, 2010 | JACKSON WEST
    Dmitry Medvedev dining in San Francisco tonight Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on a friendly visit to the Bay Area before flying across the country to meet with President Barack Obama, and he comes in peace. Which must be why he brought along the flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, the nuclear-capable missile cruiser Varyag. Makes total sense. Medvedev will be dining with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State George Schultz Tuesday night. On Wednesday, he'll be visiting technology companies including Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, in part to promote an "innovation center" modeled on Silicon...
  • Russian warship to visit San Francisco

    06/11/2010 11:27:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,094+ views ^ | 6/11/10 | Carl Nolte
    A Russian warship will pay a rare visit to San Francisco later this month. The guided missile cruiser Varyag left Vladivostok on June 4 bound for San Francisco and will arrive on June 20 for a five-day stay. The cruiser sailed in company with the Russian navy tanker Boris Butoma and the salvage tug Fotiy Krylov. It was not clear whether these two ships will accompany the Varyag to San Francisco. The Russian ships are commanded by Rear Adm. Vladimir Kasatonov, and the purpose of the visit, which may include other California ports, is to promote U.S.-Russian military cooperation, according...
  • Nationalist Russian Israelis Mock Leftist Rally in Tel Aviv

    06/09/2010 6:03:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 41+ views ^ | 6/9/10 | Malkah Fleisher
    A recent leftist rally against a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square was crashed by proud nationalist Russian Israelis who aimed at making a mockery of the event. Hundreds of people congregated on Saturday afternoon against Jewish Judea and Samaria, and in solidarity with Arab residents of Hamas-controlled Gaza and the recent terrorist-laden Gaza "aid" flotilla. The rally, called "The Government is Drowning Us All," was planned prior to the flotilla incident, but co-opted the issue on the day of the march
  • Kremlin could probe politicians 'alien meeting'

    05/15/2010 8:49:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 460+ views ^ | May 6, 2010
    A Russian MP has called for officials to investigate claims by a regional president that he met aliens onboard a spaceship -- in case he revealed any state secrets. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov of Kalmykia recently told a TV interviewer that in 1997 he was met by aliens at his Moscow apartment and that he spent several hour with them. He said he'd been falling asleep when he heard someone calling him from his balcony. When he went to look, he was met by human-like aliens in yellow spacesuits. The aliens then apparently took him onboard their spaceship where chatted to them...
  • Caviar machines installed in Moscow

    05/14/2010 6:18:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 972+ views
    upi ^ | May 14, 2010
    A Russian vending machine company has installed machines dispensing red salmon caviar and roe at 33 Moscow locations, including the mayor's office. The machines have been installed at Mayor Yury Luzhkov's office and 32 other government and affluent office locations around the city, with more machines planned for sites including the Russian parliament, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The tins and glass jars of the luxury food, available in various sizes, dispense for $5 to $20. The machines have proven popular with civil servants, leading the machine at the mayor's office to break down Friday, The Telegraph reported.
  • Russian president slams USSR

    05/07/2010 5:25:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 405+ views
    news.24 ^ | 5/7/10 | afp
    Moscow - President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday slammed the Soviet Union as a totalitarian regime that suppressed human rights, in the most damning assessment of the USSR by a Russian leader in recent years.
  • Russian forces seize oil tanker from Somali pirates

    05/07/2010 5:18:13 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 20 replies · 862+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 6, 4:32 pm ET | Ludmila Danilova
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian forces seized a hijacked Russian oil tanker from Somali pirates and rescued its crew in a helicopter-backed operation in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday that killed one of the pirates, authorities said. The 10 other pirates who captured the China-bound MV Moscow University with 23-member crew and a cargo of crude oil worth $52 million surrendered and were taken to a nearby warship. Investigators initially announced plans to bring the pirates to Moscow for prosecution, but later backtracked, saying no final decision had been taken. However, state-run news agency RIA Novosti quoted an unnamed defense...