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  • Q Anon: (4/6/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/06/2018 6:28:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3,149 replies ^ | 4/6/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Nikolai Glushkov, Russian Exile Linked To A Putin Critic, Dies In London [another one]

    03/13/2018 3:26:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    npr ^ | March 13, 20183:00 PM ET
    Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was a close friend of a noted critic of President Vladimir Putin, has died from an "unexplained" cause in London, police say. The Metropolitan Police says that its counterterrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had." Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013. At the time, an inquiry found he had hanged himself — but Glushkov publicly disputed the idea that his friend and former business ally would have...
  • Russian oligarch docks yacht in Palm Beach ahead of Trump visit

    11/21/2017 12:13:19 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2017 | Julia Manchester
    A prominent Russian oligarch with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin has docked his 500-foot yacht in the Port of Palm Beach, just days before President Trump makes his way to Mar-a-Lago. Roman Abramovich docked the yacht, which is estimated to be worth between $400 and $500 million, at the port on Friday afternoon, and is expected to stay until Dec. 5, according to The Palm Beach Post. Abramovich's arrival comes days before Trump is set to arrive at his Florida resort, dubbed the "winter White House," for the Thanksgiving holiday. There have not been reports or signs that the...
  • Billionaire will dig tunnel linking Russia & US

    03/28/2008 5:13:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 116 replies · 3,999+ views
    Russia today ^ | 3-28-08 | staff
    Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has fuelled talk of a massive tunnel between Europe and America by forking out $160 MLN on the world’s largest drill. The 19-metre giant will be the first drill capable of boring a four-lane tunnel. The project would link Russia’s far eastern Chutoka region, which Abramovich governs, with America’s Alaska. The tunnel was first mooted by the Tsars and then in the 1990s, but both times it was dumped because of high costs. President Vladimir Putin is said to back the latest idea, as it would open up lucrative freight routes from Europe and allow Russian...
  • Abramovich to use Airbus A380 as private jet

    09/05/2007 4:39:57 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 32 replies · 1,029+ views
    YAHOO News UK & Ireland ^ | September 5 08:59 am | AFP Staff
    PARIS (AFP) - The billionaire Russian owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, has ordered an Airbus A380, the world's biggest airliner, for use as his private jet, a report said Wednesday. French newspaper Le Figaro, which did not cite sources, said Abramovich was the mystery buyer behind an order for an A380 VIP, which was revealed by Airbus at the Paris Air Show in June this year. The doubledecker A380, which enters service later this year, is capable of carrying 840 passengers, measures 73 metres in length (239-feet) and towers over its biggest rival, the Boeing 747. Airbus...
  • Kremlin chief 'sacked to pave way for Putin'

    07/11/2007 8:49:28 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 271+ views ^ | 07/10/2007 | Adrian Blomfield
    It was, as has become customary in Vladimir Putin's Russia, a supremely Soviet-style sacking. A brief and uninformative item posted by the Interfax news agency yesterday morning tersely reported that Igor Ivanov, the secretary of the Kremlin's potentially extremely powerful security council, had "resigned" a fortnight ago to pursue academic interests. Few Kremlin watchers were surprised. A carefully controlled media campaign in the past week indicated that Mr Ivanov, for all his slavish loyalty to the president, was heading for a fall. advertisementOne television station called for an investigation into his financial dealings in the 1970s. A newspaper claimed that...
  • US examines Abramovich ties to Kremlin

    12/10/2006 4:38:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 324+ views ^ | December 10 2006 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Neil Buckley in Moscow
    US authorities are to examine Roman Abramovich’s ties to the Kremlin as part of a national security review of a $2.3bn (£1.18bn) bid for Oregon Steel by a company controlled by the Russian billionaire. Experts in Washington say the US government panel that reviews foreign deals will scrutinise the proposed takeover, announced last month, more closely if Mr Abramovich is found to be acting with the backing of the Russian government. Mr Abramovich is believed to be close to Vladimir Putin, Russian president. The Russian steel company, Evraz, is controlled by Mr Abramovich and Alexander Abramov, group director. Evraz and...
  • Tycoon 'threat' to Russia's free press

    06/08/2006 5:17:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 128+ views ^ | June 09, 2006 | Jeremy Page
    RUSSIA'S richest man, Roman Abramovich, is reported to have bought Russian business daily Kommersant, raising fears that one of the last bastions of press freedom in the country could be muted. Mr Abramovich is believed to have close ties to the Kremlin. At Moscow's request, he agreed last year to serve a second term as governor of the remote Russian arctic region of Chukotka. Separately, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev announced he and a business partner had bought a significant share in another newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, to try to preserve its independence. The two reported deals threw an uncomfortable spotlight...
  • Gazprom to Buy Sibneft Stake for $13.01B (nationalization)

    09/28/2005 8:46:24 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 4 replies · 299+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | ALEX NICHOLSON
    MOSCOW Sep 28, 2005 — Gazprom, the world's largest natural-gas producer, has agreed to buy a majority stake in the Sibneft oil company for $13.01 billion in a deal that will significantly further the state-controlled company's stature in the oil sector as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to recapture government influence in the lucrative energy industry. Gazprom, which came under state control in June when the government increased its stake to above 50 percent, has long been groomed as a state energy company to rival Saudi Arabia's Aramco. The companies said an agreement was signed Wednesday between Gazprom and Sibneft's...
  • RUSSIA: Fortunes Go to Kremlin Favorites

    09/22/2005 5:13:10 PM PDT · by REactor · 3 replies · 224+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | Friday, September 23, 2005 | Catherine Belton
    With Gazprom's securement of a record $12 billion loan now appearing to be a mere formality, the gas giant looks set to buy out Roman Abramovich's stake in Sibneft -- the biggest state buyout in post-Soviet history. The deal would apparently let Abramovich walk out of Sibneft with nearly $9 billion in profit on an acquisition he made in the controversial loans-for-shares auctions of the mid-1990s. Gazprom's buyout of his stake would also mark a stark delineation between Abramovich and his erstwhile partner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, whose conviction on fraud and tax evasion was upheld by an appeals court on Thursday....
  • Roman's tainted gains

    08/22/2005 12:23:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 22 2005
    The proposed sale by Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch, of his estim-ated $10bn (£5.5bn) stake in the Sibneft oil company to Gazprom, the state-controlled gas group, looks like a neat way of settling accounts with his country. He sails off into the sunset, free to buy yachts and football clubs, while the Kremlin virtually completes the renationalisation of Russia's core energy assets. Smiles all around, not least among the bankers involved. The truth is far less pleasant, for Russia and for Mr Abramovich. This deal, if it goes ahead, will be the latest development in the untransparent privatisation of Russia's...