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PUTIN VISITS ANNEXED CRIMEA ON VICTORY DAY
AP ^ | 3/9/2014 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and IVAN SEKRETAREV

Posted on 05/09/2014 5:44:48 AM PDT by Alter Kaker

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has hailed Crimea's incorporation into Russia. Putin made a speech Friday in the city of Sevastopol on his first trip to the Black Sea peninsula since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. Putin watched a parade of Russian navy ships and a flyby of Russian aircraft marking the Victory Day commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Ukraine has condemned Putin's visit as trampling on international law.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: communism; crimea; putin; russia; sovietunion; tsar; tsarputin; ukraine
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1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:44:48 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

Fake referendums and all


2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:53:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Alter Kaker; GeronL; MeganC
All Hail Tsar Putin I

Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russians, of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod, Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, Tsar of Poland, Tsar of Siberia, Tsar of Chersonesos Taurica, Tsar of Georgia, Lord of Pskov, and Grand Duke of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, and Finland, Prince of Estland, Livland, Courland and Semigalia, Samogitia, Belostok, Karelia, Tver, Yugra, Perm, Vyatka, Bulgaria and other territories; Lord and Grand Duke of Nizhny Novgorod, Sovereign of Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Beloozero, Udoria, Obdoria, Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislavl, and all northern territories; Sovereign of Iveria, Kartalinia, and the Kabardinian lands and Armenian territories – hereditary Lord and Ruler of the Circassians and Mountain Princes and others; Lord of Turkestan, Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Oldenburg, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: GeronL

bttt


4 posted on 05/09/2014 6:10:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: KC_Lion

I’m all for bringing back the Russia monarchy. Communism was a terrible diversion from what appeared to be real progress and reform in Russia before the Bolsheviks came to power.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 6:16:48 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Alter Kaker

Ukraine has forgotten that Russia got rid of Hitler in Ukraine.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I think much of western media has also forgotten that fact.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: GeronL
Fake referendums and all


8 posted on 05/09/2014 6:48:18 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Alter Kaker
Victory Day commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Looks like he's gonna defeat the Nazi's in Ukraine also.

9 posted on 05/09/2014 6:51:15 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. And anything from the MSM.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Ukraine has condemned Putin's visit as trampling on international law.

As opposed to taking power by overthrowing a legally elected government like Ukraine did?

10 posted on 05/09/2014 6:52:57 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. And anything from the MSM.)
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To: mac_truck

I wonder what George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would say about NATO membership and where that will lead us.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 6:54:01 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization
Entangling Alliances

"It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world": it was George Washington's Farewell Address to us. The inaugural pledge of Thomas Jefferson was no less clear: "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none."

12 posted on 05/09/2014 7:03:05 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Alter Kaker

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Sevastopol from Germany.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 7:03:31 AM PDT by AU72
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To: CMB_polarization

The NATO construct is outdated and needs to be reconstituted without the United States as part of it. Europe needs to resource and fund its own defense force, and the United States needs to be able to operate it’s military without the constraint and/or obligation NATO imposes.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 7:16:51 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: CMB_polarization
I think much of western media has also forgotten that fact.

Russia and the western media have tried to make everybody forget the Holodomor. Have you?

Ukrainians haven't.

15 posted on 05/09/2014 7:23:17 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Alter Kaker

I bet the Crimean people love Putin as much as the Russian people do. I know for a fact that Americans hate Obama and the European people hate the sodomites in Brussels.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 7:23:34 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: AU72
May 9, 1944 - Russian Crack Sevastopol Line


17 posted on 05/09/2014 7:24:53 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: FreeReign

The Holomodor was perpetrated by Communists. The Humanity hating Communists don’t reside in Moscow anymore. Their posterity infest Washington D.C., the District of Criminals, a.k.a. Mordor on the Potomac, and in the command base of the EUSSR, that den of sodomites called Brussels.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 7:26:56 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: McGruff
As opposed to taking power by overthrowing a legally elected government like Ukraine did?

There was no overthrow.

Yanukovich's Berkut killed about 100 protesters.

Yanukovich then signed off on early elections and left the country.

19 posted on 05/09/2014 7:27:36 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

I lay the blame for Holodomor mostly on Stalin and the Bolsheviks. I don’t think presently Russia has any intention of repeating the policies of the 1930’s that led to mass starvation.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 7:32:07 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
The poster said the western media and others were forgetting who liberated Ukraine from the Nazis.

I simply responded pointing out that but the "western media" and Russia have "forgotten" and denied the facts about the Holodomor for years.

21 posted on 05/09/2014 7:36:40 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: CMB_polarization

See post 21.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 7:37:43 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: CMB_polarization
I lay the blame for Holodomor mostly on Stalin and the Bolsheviks. I don’t think presently Russia has any intention of repeating the policies of the 1930’s that led to mass starvation.

You posted that folks were not giving credit to Stalin and the Bolcheviks for liberating Ukraine from the Nazis.

I posted that folks also remember Stalin and the Bolcheviks for the Holodomor and communism.

23 posted on 05/09/2014 7:42:34 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Many ethnic Russians also suffered under communism.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization
Many ethnic Russians also suffered under communism.

Of course.

But it's interesting to note that some ethnic Russian protesters in Crimea and E. Ukraine have used pictures/flags/statues/symbols of Stalin, Lenin and the hammer and sickle.

Meanwhile we have posters here who post photos of Bandera and Nazi symbols in the maiden protests while they neglect to show the photos of Stalin, Lenin and the hammer and sickle in the pro Russian Crimea and E. Ukraine protests.

25 posted on 05/09/2014 8:20:30 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Sacajaweau

Ukraine remembers Stalin and the rest of the Russian oppressors.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 8:22:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: McGruff
Looks like he's gonna defeat the Nazi's in Ukraine also.

Yeah, right the former KGB Colonel is the great liberator. How many Nazis are in the Ukraine? How many Nazis are there in the US?

27 posted on 05/09/2014 8:30:22 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Alter Kaker

I bet Obama went golfing.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by matt04
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To: CMB_polarization

You need to get better informed about the history of NATO and its role in containing the Soviet Union. NATO played a major role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 8:32:38 AM PDT by kabar
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To: CMB_polarization
Many Russians are still suffering under Putin who is a POS. He has essentially run Russia since 1999.

2013 Human Rights Report on Russia

30 posted on 05/09/2014 8:41:53 AM PDT by kabar
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To: KC_Lion

Actually KC Lion

He is Tsar Vladimir 3 I look up in Winkerpia


31 posted on 05/09/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

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- Putin is a Russian patriot with low low taxes

- Obama is greedy tax-grabbing lying corrupt racist muslim pansy

- Who is the real threat to you and America and our allies?

let’s see some stealthy trolls defend Obama


32 posted on 05/09/2014 3:08:18 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: devolve

Our threat is not in Sevastopol. I have been there, and Sevastopol is fine for Russia. Sevastopol is more Russian than Ukraine. Russians already own the most important real estate in Crimea, private, as well as military. When a hostile government emerged in Kiev, the Russian response was predictable.

The Ukranians in the continental part of the country need to comprehend that they are on the doorstep of a world power - do not poke the bear into a rage. Flying over Ukraine, I could see that it is excellent tank country. Kiev needs to tone it down and calm down.

Putin does not have agents on FR the way some other government does. This is one of freedom’s last redoubts.


33 posted on 05/09/2014 5:19:35 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

- Yup

- and Obama dismantled NASA and said NASA’s mission is to boost Muslims….

- a Russkie suggested that Obama try using trampolines to travel to the space station -


34 posted on 05/09/2014 6:08:44 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: devolve

Without rootin’ for Putin I have to say I sure as hell can’t find one thing to make me support Obama.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

- but Obama is a flexible hoser now……...


36 posted on 05/09/2014 9:54:44 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: Alter Kaker

Couldn’t have said it better myself.


37 posted on 05/09/2014 11:04:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: kabar

I’ve never been so embarrassed for Free Republic, to see people defend an invading Russian army, against a free and sovereign nation.

Some people only pay lip service to freedom. When it comes to actual freedom, they support invading forces.

Go figure...


38 posted on 05/09/2014 11:11:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m curious DO, how many billions of US taxpayer dollars would you commit to defending Ukraine’s ‘freedom’?


39 posted on 05/10/2014 1:12:11 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

I don’t believe we should spend any money to defend the Ukraine. It sure does bother me to see people acting as if Putin is the savior in this mess though.


40 posted on 05/10/2014 1:24:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Well I don’t see any Putin is the savior type comments on this thread, although I do see some of the opposite type comments.

Do you think Putin is an evil dictator like Hitler?


41 posted on 05/10/2014 1:59:43 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

looks like the Russians have a new template for rebuilding the Soviet Union: “Free Elections”


42 posted on 05/10/2014 7:54:06 PM PDT by KTM rider
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Yes. Russian style free elections with tanks in the streets and the local comrades checking your vote to make sure you vote happily.

Not to mention the cutoff of news and replacement by Russian news, which isn’t really news at all.

After the “free elections” comes gun confiscation. No worries comrade, we’ll make sure the “proper” people have guns.


43 posted on 05/11/2014 1:46:24 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: FreeReign

Money talks:

The European Central Bank says capital flight from Russia since the Ukraine crisis erupted may be four times higher than admitted by the Kremlin, a clear sign that sanctions pressure is inflicting serious damage on the Russian economy.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10817511/ECB-capital-flight-from-Russia-has-hit-220bn.html


44 posted on 05/11/2014 2:04:17 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: struwwelpeter; gandalftb; SunkenCiv

Paul Goble: Staunton, May 11—Vladimir Putin faces a terrible choice in Ukraine, Geydar Dzhemal says. If he sends in Russian forces, he will revive NATO and isolate Moscow internationally as the West and its allies in Russia would like, but if he doesn’t, he will stand accused by nationalists of betraying Russians abroad.

http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.se/2014/05/window-on-eurasia-putins-only-way-out.html


45 posted on 05/11/2014 3:20:48 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: Ivan Mazepa

ping


46 posted on 05/11/2014 5:23:59 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: KC_Lion
איז פאראן גענוג צרות אין וועלט (There are enough troubles [tzaros] in the world as is)
47 posted on 05/11/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: CMB_polarization

Sure. Newly instated hereditary monarchies have lately worked so well in North Korea and Syria.

But seriously, I don’t care what Russia and the Ukraine do with each other and themselves, so long as the US and Israel do not get directly involved.


48 posted on 05/11/2014 2:38:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
כן אני יודע, אבל אנשים כמו פוטין לעשות את זה יותר גרוע

(Yes I know, but people like Putin make it worse)

Sorry if my grammar is bad, my phone doesn't really support translations to different languages.

49 posted on 05/11/2014 4:37:55 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’ve never been so embarrassed for Free Republic, to see people defend an invading Russian army, against a free and sovereign nation.

Some people only pay lip service to freedom. When it comes to actual freedom, they support invading forces.

Go figure...


Good, someone who sees through the Russian fog and is willing to speak, bravo!


50 posted on 05/11/2014 6:19:21 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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