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Russia expels American journalist
InterAksyon.com ^ | 1/14/2014 | Agence France-Presse

Posted on 01/14/2014 7:15:51 AM PST by mac_truck

US journalist David Satter, a longtime critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Monday he had been banned from the country in one of the first such expulsions since the Cold War.

Satter, a former Financial Times and Wall Street Journal correspondent who published three books on Russia and the former Soviet Union, had been living and working in the country since September 2013 as an adviser for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

The US government-funded broadcaster said that the US Embassy in Moscow has been informed of the move and lodged a formal diplomatic protest.

Embassy officials have sought and not obtained an explanation from Russian authorities.

The move, coming on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics next month, was likely to further strain already tense ties between Washington and Moscow.

Satter had travelled on December 5 to the Ukrainian capital Kiev, where he reported mass protests against Ukraine's scrapping of an EU pact.

But he insisted that the "Kiev reporting was a diary and had nothing to do with the Russian decision."

Satter was then told on December 25 that his application for a new visa to Russia had been rejected, on the grounds that his presence was "undesirable."

"My belongings are in Moscow, where I have an apartment. But without permission to enter the country, I cannot retrieve them. I would like to return to Moscow to work but cannot do so without a visa.

"I want the Russians to reverse their decision," added Satter, who also holds fellowship positions at the Hudson Institute, Johns Hopkins University's Foreign Policy Institute and the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He had also been reporting and providing commentary to RFE/RL's Russian service, in addition to providing interviews and analysis to other news and opinion websites.

(Excerpt) Read more at interaksyon.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: frkgbputinfanclub; kgbputin; misguideddopes; putinbuttkissers; putindefenders; putinfanclub; putinsrussia; russia; satter; ukraine

1 posted on 01/14/2014 7:15:51 AM PST by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck
Well, at least he didn't kill the guy.

Symposium: To Kill a Russian Journalist
By Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | November 17, 2006

The murder of internationally renowned Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in early October 2006 was yet another troubling sign of Russia’s retreat into its totalitarian past. Today Frontpage Symposium has gathered a distinguished panel of experts to discuss why Anna Politkovskaya was killed and what the tragic loss of her life symbolizes about the direction in which Vladimir Putin’s Russia is heading.

http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=1490
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'PUTIN'S RUSSIA' by Anna Politkovskaya:
http://www.amazon.com/PUTINS-RUSSIA-ANNA-POLITKOVSKAYA/dp/1843430509
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List of journalists killed in Russia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journalists_killed_in_Russia#A_list_of_journalists_killed_in_Russia

2 posted on 01/14/2014 7:28:30 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: All

can we do this with the NY Times/WashPost and NBC?


3 posted on 01/14/2014 7:30:13 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: mac_truck
Yushchenko: Russia blocking poisoning probe
By Bonnie Malkin and agencies, September 12, 2007


Mr Yushchenko before and after the poisoning

"Mr [Viktor] Yushchenko, a pro-European politician who wanted to bring his country out of Russia's shadow, fell seriously ill on September 6, 2004 as he was competing in presidential elections against a pro-Moscow candidate, Viktor Yanukovich, now prime minister.

After months of tests in an Austrian clinic, it was determined that he had ingested a massive amount of the poison dioxin.

Although he survived, his face was left bloated and pockmarked, and he has had to undergo regular treatment to rid his body of the toxin.

In an interview with Le Figaro he said he believed the dioxin used to disfigure him was made in a Russian lab.

Mr Yushchenko did not directly accuse the Russian government of being behind his poisoning, but he did say he had 'practically put all the pieces together' and the attempt against him 'was not a private action'. ..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1562838/Yushchenko-Russia-blocking-poisoning-probe.html
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"Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (born February 23, 1954) [was] the third and [former] President of Ukraine". He took office on January 23, 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Yushchenko
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(Ukraine) Hunt starts for Yushchenko's poisoner:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/1478922/Hunt-starts-for-Yushchenko%27s-poisoner.html
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pro-Moscow Viktor Yanukovich, new president of the Ukraine

4 posted on 01/14/2014 7:30:42 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
From a 2007 article titled "Putin's Russia"...
(not to be confused with the previously mentioned book)

"KGB influence 'soars under Putin,' " blared the headline of a BBC online article for December 13, 2006. The following day, a similar headline echoed a similarly alarming story at the website of Der Spiegel, one of Germany's largest news magazines: "Putin's Russia: Kremlin Riddled with Former KGB Agents."

In the opening sentences of Der Spiegel's article, readers are informed that: "Four out of five members of Russia's political and business elite have a KGB past, according to a new study by the prestigious [Russian] Academy of Sciences. The influence of ex-Soviet spies has ballooned under President Vladimir Putin."

The study, which looked at 1,061 top Kremlin, regional, and corporate jobs, found that "78 percent of the Russian elite" are what are known in Russia as "siloviki," which is to say, former members of the KGB or its domestic successor, the FSB. The author of the study, Olga Kryshtanovskaya, expressed shock at her own findings. "I was very shocked when I looked at the boards of major companies and realized there were lots of people who had completely unknown names, people who were not public but who were definitely, obvious siloviki," she told Reuters.

Other supposed experts — in Russia and the West — have also expressed surprise and alarm at the apparent resurrection of the dreaded Soviet secret police. After all, for the past decade and a half these same experts have been pointing to the alleged demise of the KGB as the primary evidence supporting their claim that communism is dead.

From the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Russian security apparatus Cheka (and its later permutations: OGPU, NKVD, MGB, KGB) had been the "sword and shield" of the communist world revolution.

"We stand for organized terror," declared Felix Dzerzhinsky, the first chief of the Cheka for Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin. In 1918, Dzerzhinsky launched the campaign of arrests and executions known as the Red Terror. Krasnaya Gazeta, the Bolshevik newspaper, expressed the Chekist credo when it reported approvingly in 1918 of the terror campaign: "We will make our hearts cruel, hard and immovable, so that no mercy will enter them, and so that they will not quiver at the sight of a sea of enemy blood."

Unflinching cruelty and merciless, bloody terror have been the trademark of the communist secret police, from the Cheka to the KGB. Obviously, the demise of such an organization would be cause for much rejoicing. Hence, when the KGB was ordered dissolved and its chairman, General Vladimir Kryuchkov, was arrested in 1991 after attempting to overthrow "liberal reformer" Mikhail Gorbachev in the failed "August Coup," many people in the West were only too willing to pop the champagne corks and start celebrating our supposed victory over the Evil Empire.

But, as Mikhail Leontiyev, commentator for Russia's state-controlled Channel One television, recently noted, repeating a phrase popular among the siloviki: "Americans got so drunk at the USSR's funeral that they're still hung over." And stumbling around in their post-inebriation haze, many of these Americans have only recently begun noticing that they had prematurely written the KGB's epitaph, even as it was arising vampire-like from the coffin.

However, there is really no excuse for Olga Kryshtanovskaya or any of her American counterparts to be stunned by the current siloviki dominance in Putin's Russia. For nearly a decade, even before he became Russia's "president," THE NEW AMERICAN has been reporting on Putin's KGB pedigree and his steady implementation of a long-range Soviet deception strategy, including the public rehabilitation and refortifying of the KGB-FSB. ..." (continues at link)

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/8420-putins-russia


5 posted on 01/14/2014 7:35:31 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: newnhdad
can we do this with the NY Times/WashPost and NBC?

Ha! I was thinking something similar.

6 posted on 01/14/2014 7:40:04 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: ETL

Regarding journalists killed in Russia -

They are into politics, too many are not as interested in truth as they are advancing some political agenda.

When they jump into a boiling pot their most likely doing it to heat it up a little more, and if they get scalded, oh well.

I do not condone murder, but when you dabble into another’s politics you best be aware of the consequences.

I cannot have the same compassion for journalists as I do innocent civilians or common soldiers defending for their country.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 7:48:50 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: redfreedom
They are into politics, too many are not as interested in truth as they are advancing some political agenda.

And what exactly is that "politic agenda". To call out Putin for the KGB thug that he is. For the thuggish way he runs the country.

8 posted on 01/14/2014 7:52:47 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

political = politic


9 posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:27 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mac_truck

This report eminates through the French news agency AFP (And not RFE whom he works for ?) seems to indicate after he traveled to the Ukraine and covered the Kiev “demonstration” he was not allowed to return back to Russia specifically Moscow where he has been living.

He’d be better off hiring a food taster while he’s there and getting the hell out. These are very very dangerous people who don’t play around with their political enemeies . Also note the reports source.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 7:57:53 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: ETL

That “political agenda” is any agenda generally contrary to the government or the will of the people.

I do not disagree that Putin is or was a KGB thug.

My point is when a journalist stirs the pot he should be well aware of the consequences. Again, I do not condone murder, but if that country has a long history of journalists getting murdered, then any journalist going there is really stupid for not being aware of the consequences.

My disliking of journalists stems from our very own journalists advancing the left’s agenda. They for sure are more interested in agenda than they are truth. Do I have a general prejudice against journalists because of this? Yes.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 8:05:06 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: ETL

I must add, who has done more damage over the years to our country?

KGB thugs

or

Our national media brainwashing America for decades?

I really see no difference with regards to destruction.

A difference I do see is KGB thugs are doing it for their country. Our journalists brainwashing is more of a traitorous act against their country.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 8:10:47 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: redfreedom

Interesting observation

One thing that I always notice...those who are so upset over Russia are sure quite supportive of Communist China. Russia today is mild compared to Communist China...and bring up ending Free Trade with Communist China...and watch the ChiCom lovers squeal


13 posted on 01/14/2014 8:45:03 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

One thing I’ve always noticed is that protectionists will make up any bullcrap they can to justify their love of economic authoritarianism (and authoritarians) and higher taxes.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 9:11:51 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ETL
Well, at least he didn't kill the guy.

Every silver lining has a cloud.

15 posted on 01/14/2014 9:21:35 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: redfreedom
I must add, who has done more damage over the years to our country?

KGB thugs

or

Our national media brainwashing America for decades?

There ya go, it's just that simple.

16 posted on 01/14/2014 9:27:47 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
One thing that I always notice...those who are so upset over Russia are sure quite supportive of Communist China.

You ALWAYS notice that, huh? As I showed you last time you made this idiotic generalization,

1) I am no supporter of the freaking ChiComs.

2) Russia and China have been holding joint military drills in preparation for a confrontation with the West.

Apparently you never bothered to read those replies to you.

17 posted on 01/14/2014 9:31:13 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I also reminded or informed you (how could you possibly not know) that Russia has a long history that continues to this day of arming and supporting America and its allies’ enemies. Iran, the Marxist regimes in Venezuela, Boliva and Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Iraq under Saddam Hussein...


18 posted on 01/14/2014 9:57:30 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Navy Patriot

Always there on the spot to defend your boy in Moscow, aren’t you, “Patriot”.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 9:59:11 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mosesdapoet
This report eminates through the French news agency AFP (And not RFE whom he works for ?) seems to indicate after he traveled to the Ukraine and covered the Kiev “demonstration” he was not allowed to return back to Russia specifically Moscow where he has been living.

Radio Free Europe is funded by the US government no?

My initial take is that it was an opportunity to disrupt Western propaganda for a while in the run up to the Sochi Games. The Russians are always playing a deeper game, so who knows what else is going on.

Something for Lavrov & Kerry to chat about at their next meeting perhaps.

20 posted on 01/14/2014 10:12:34 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: ETL
Always there on the spot to defend your Communist, Muslim terrorist, Obama Rat left loving, Conservative America hating traitor Main Stream Media journolists right here in the United States, aren't you ETL?
21 posted on 01/14/2014 10:18:23 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: redfreedom
I do not condone murder, but if that country has a long history of journalists getting murdered, then any journalist going there is really stupid for not being aware of the consequences.

In fairness, there haven't been any Western journalists killed in Russia...ever that I'm aware of, and many of the Russian journalists have been killed covering the war in Chechnya.

Despite the screeching from the Soros crowd, I doubt there is much evidence of a central government conspiracy to silence Russian journalists, although clearly the Russian government doesn't kowtow to the media like it does in the US.

22 posted on 01/14/2014 2:35:28 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

>>In fairness, there haven’t been any Western journalists killed in Russia...ever that I’m aware of, and many of the Russian journalists have been killed covering the war in Chechnya<<

What about Cynthia Elbaum and Paul Khlebnikov?

But I’m kind of agree that it is plain dumb to blame Russian government fot death of most of these people. The majority had an obvious dog and fleas problem.
As for Elbaum she may be legitimately counted as a victim of Russian government but you have to take into an account the way it was. She was hanging with Chechen military in the First Chechen War and tried to make a nice photo of an airstrike by federal military. A result in being pulverized by an LGB was very likely.
As for Khlebnikov he has published an insulting interview with one of Chechen warlords in Forbes and said person promised to murder him since the very beginning. He should have take his security more seriously.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:33:25 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: mac_truck

I expel an American journalist every morning.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 5:35:55 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: mac_truck; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Radio Free Europe is funded by the US government no?

The Radio Free broadcasts ceased to be pro-American sometime certainly before President GW Bush finished his double-term.

My suspicion is that the Ruskies were worried that he would stoke the flames of faggotry (like make pink journalistas in the media) or promote the cause of "cultural diversity" towards the jihadists living in Russia.

25 posted on 01/14/2014 5:49:24 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: redfreedom

As a former card-carrying journalist, as opposed to being just a plain old journalist now, I can say that some US “journalists” were KGB assets of various types. Walter Duranty comes to mind though he later admitted that he deliberately withheld the truth in his NY Times pieces.

I.F. Stone - covert member of the Communist Party USA and Soviet asset of the KGB

Lionel Martin - CBS stringer - Havana, Old line CPUSA red

Charles R. Allen - CPUSA and Soviet disinformation specialist on war criminals from WW2. Used by NBC (I believe) to discredit European Nazi Hunters, the Klarsfelds. Seems Allen was getting his information on “war criminals” from the KGB and Stasi, if you read between the lines and talk to other Nazi hunters who knew about his disinformation writings in CPUSA publications such as “Jewish Currents”.

NY Times obit writer, Alden Whitman, admitted former CPUSA member who wrote very positive obituaries about dead CPUSA leaders and members, including Paul Robeson (Soviet asset and CP covert member)(dissected by Accuracy in Media about 1974) and Hugh Mulzac (National Maritime Union leader).

David Bacon - CPUSA member who wrote for a regional Newspaper Guild publication

Carl Bloice - former CPUSA reporter in Moscow for the Daily World and Peoples Daily/Weekly World. Recently the key public relations person for the California Nurses Association, one of the top unions supporting Obamacare.

David Axelrod - once a Chicago Tribune reporter, picked up by two Chicago communists, one a Party member - David S. Canter (as was his father - Henry Canter) and one a veteran CPUSA supporter (Don Rose), to head their far-left Oakland?-Hyde Park weekly pro-communist rag. They were his journalistic mentors, and voila, Axelrod ends up as one of Obama’s key advisors and propagandists.

Karen De Young - Wash. Post Foreign Service editor. Wrote glowing disinformation about the Marxist Sandinistas which made them out as the second coming of Christ, or George Washington. Never identified all three factions as hardcore Marxists, both Castroite and Maoist in orientation. Even communist sources admitted they all three factions were marxists.

Some WP writers are married to hardcore leftists, including one man who was a Cambodia genocide denier (William Goodfellow), at the exact time that the mass murder was well under way. He testified about it before Congress and was literally called a liar by Rep. Solarz (D-NY), who was certified liberal himself.

And there were/are, more. KGB fingers are suspected to have helped guide a couple other national writers but more proof is needed to verify it as true (Carl Stern, WP; Tad Szulc (his daughter was an SDS-type radical); Mr. WP; etc.

Some we will eventually learn the truth about. Others will always remain a mystery unless KGB files and FBI files are truly opened. Some may just be liberals; others, traitors.

Welcome to the wonderful world of subversion where often things are not as they seem.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 5:51:15 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: cunning_fish
What about Cynthia Elbaum and Paul Khlebnikov?

Good question, I hadn't heard of these two before you mentioned them.

However after reviewing the circumstances surrounding their deaths in 1994 and 2004 respectively, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that the Russian government was trying to kill them.

In fact, at least in in the case of Paul Khlebnikov, the main suspects were opponents of the government.

27 posted on 01/14/2014 7:37:35 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Well, as soon as airforce is a branch of national military and military is a part of government, Elbaum counts as a victim of the government along with her own stupidity. As for Politkovskaya and Khlebnikov-not so much.


28 posted on 01/15/2014 8:43:30 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish
Well, as soon as airforce is a branch of national military and military is a part of government, Elbaum counts as a victim of the government along with her own stupidity.

Touche! I should have specified government conspiracy, as opposed to simply the government.

29 posted on 01/15/2014 1:53:36 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

I would bet Obama has killed more journalists than Putin has.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 5:04:01 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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