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  • Iraqi PM to share anti-ISIS intel with Russia

    10/04/2015 6:24:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    trtworld ^ | 10/4 | trtworld
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi says Baghdad is willing to share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria Oct 4, 2015 08:06 GMT Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced on Saturday that Iraq will share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria if cooperation is requested. “We have been fighting ISIS more than a year and we have some important security information that no other country has regarding ISIS,” Abadi stated during a press conference which took place at the presidential office in the capital. Abadi also stated that he would welcome military equipment assistance from Iran, Syria...
  • Despite Video Evidence, Pentagon Slams Moscow For Using 'Dumb Bombs'

    10/02/2015 3:21:20 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 72 replies
    Sputnik ^ | October, 3, 2015 | Sputnik
    In Washington’s ongoing attempt to discredit Russian airstrikes in Syria, a senior US Air Force official has claimed Moscow lacks the technology for precision-guided missiles. Footage of the strikes proves his statement to be demonstrably false. Read more:
  • Huge mosque opens in Moscow

    09/23/2015 3:03:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Matthew Chance,
    The ceremonial opening of the Cathedral Mosque, near the city center, was overseen by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Foreign dignitaries also attended, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. With his speech broadcast live on state television, Putin said that the mosque was "worthy" of a multireligious Russian capital and that he hoped it would become a center of spirituality and education in Russia. Putin, who is stepping up military backing of the Syrian government, also used the mosque opening to push his anti-ISIS message. "We see what's happening in the Middle East, where terrorists from...
  • Exclusive: Quds Force commander visited Moscow, met Russian leaders in defiance of sanctions

    08/06/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015 | By Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The shadowy Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani recently visited Moscow to meet with senior Russian leaders, according to two Western intelligence sources, despite a travel ban and U.N. Security Council resolutions barring him from leaving Iran. On July 24, one week before State Secretary John Kerry testified to Senate Armed Services Committee and faced questions about the newly struck nuclear deal, Soleimani arrived in Moscow for meetings with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and President Vladimir Putin. It was not immediately clear what the Iranian leader discussed, but the revelation comes as the United Nations and European Union arms...
  • Vladimir Kara-Murza Unconscious, on Life Support in Moscow Hospital, Possibly Poisoned

    Vladimir Kara-Murza is a leading opposition figure in Russia. On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, he collapsed suddenly and lost consciousness in his office at Open Russia in Moscow. He was rushed to Pervaya Gradskaya (First City Clinical) hospital where he remains on life support, unconscious with an undiagnosed illness of undetermined origins. Given the sudden, mysterious, and incapacitating nature of the illness, and the Putin regime’s appalling record with respect to the murders and mistreatment of prominent dissidents, there is widespread concern that Vladimir has been poisoned. His doctors have not ruled it out though one can imagine the pressure...
  • Russian opposition leader hospitalized after sudden illness

    05/28/2015 10:10:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 3:23 PM EDT
    A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play. The First City Hospital said 33-year-old Vladimir Kara-Murza remained in grave condition Thursday, two days after he was admitted. The Interfax news agency, citing the hospital’s chief doctor, said he appeared to be suffering from pancreatitis and double pneumonia. …
  • China Allows 1st Ordinations of Russian Orthodox Priests in 60 Years

    05/19/2015 1:39:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Chinese government has allowed the ordination of Russian Orthodox priests, for the first time in 60 years, the AsiaNews service reports. Metropolitan Hilarion, who heads the external-affairs department of the Moscow patriarchate, announced the ordinations after his return from a visit to China. His trip came shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to Moscow, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Metropolitan Hilarion reported “very constructive talks” with government officials in Beijing, adding that China is a society that properly values the “role of culture, traditions and the moral factor in shaping the lives of...
  • Russia Removes Wanted Poster for Separatist Minister Suspected of Fraud

    05/13/2015 9:52:08 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 1 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 5/13/2015 | Anna Dolgov
    Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs branch in Moscow has removed a “wanted” poster from its website after media reports identified the suspect featured in it as the deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine. The poster identified a man named Sergei Velikorodny, who is wanted on fraud charges, according to the page that was still available Wednesday as a cached version on Russia's Yandex search engine. The page also included his photo, provided his middle name — Nikolayevich — and said he was born on Jan. 30, 1976. The man in the photograph bears a...
  • Putin and Merkel attend a wreath-laying ceremony in Moscow

    05/10/2015 7:20:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | GRIGORY DUKOR
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls in Moscow, Russia, May 10, 2015.
  • Grande Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich, His Spouse Laid to Rest at WWII Memorial Chapel

    05/05/2015 6:23:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Interfax ^ | 5/5/15
    Moscow, May 5, Interfax - The remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Romanov and his spouse Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolayevna have been reburied in Moscow to the sound of funeral tunes and artillery gun firings. The remains of the princely couple arrived from France on April 27 and were reburied at the Chapel of the Transfiguration at a military cemetery in the Russian capital. "The Duke and the Duchess have returned to their Homeland, their names are acquiring a worthy place in the Russian public memory," State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin, who chairs the Russian Historical Society, said at the...
  • What ARE the Russians up to? NATO fears grow over why 'research vessels' - secret Arctic base

    04/04/2015 6:33:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/04/15 | Jay Akbar
    What ARE the Russians up to? NATO fears grow over why 'research vessels' sent by Moscow have taken over mothballed secret Arctic base in mountain hideaway Concerns are growing over Russian ships that have docked in a once-secret naval base in the Arctic. Military leaders in Norway are nervous about its powerful neighbour's presence on its 'strategically important' coastline following a spike in tensions between Russia and NATO nations. Some experts have criticised the shutting down of Olavsvern Naval Base - a huge complex buried in mountainous terrain near the town of Tromsoe - which has been closed since 2009....
  • Moscow's half-empty $12 billion financial district looks worse than you imagined

    03/04/2015 7:09:31 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 3 Mar 14 | Christian Storm and Elena Holodny
    Moscow's financial district, with its $12 billion worth of skyscrapers, was meant to be a gleaming beacon for Russia's post-Soviet market economy. But now with Russia's economy in free-fall, the Moscow City complex property values have nosedived, construction sites are abandoned, and vacancy rates have soared to 45%, according to real estate consultants Blackwood.
  • Su-25: Old warrior is future of Russian attack aviation

    03/02/2015 5:09:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | March 2, 2015 | Vadim Matveev
    Forty years ago, an attack aircraft Su-25 (GrachRook) took off from an airfield in Moscow suburb Kubinka for its maiden flight. Time has not dimmed its lustre. This aircraft remains a fearsome fighting machine, and can be called the future of Russian attack aviation. At the beginning of 2015, there were 14 air assault squadrons, composed of 150 Su-25; 60 Su-25SM; 52 Su-25SM2 /SM3; and 15 Su-25UB. Of all these storm-troopers 80 more machines will be upgraded to the SM version by 2020. About 100 more of this type of aircraft are parked at the long-term storage bases. Shock and...
  • RUSSIA: 100000 ČELOVEK in Moscow picket in memory of Boris Nemtsov live!

    Action in memory of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. LIVE In Moscow, March 1 goes rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was killed last night in the Greater Moscow River bridge, Column Proceeds from the Slavic area. Completed a march at the murder scene Policy.

    02/09/2015 11:24:10 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 26 replies
    BBC News, Myself ^ | 02/10/2015 | Stayfrosty
    Western countries had broken pledges not to expand Nato and forced countries to choose between them and Russia, Mr Putin told an Egyptian newspaper.
  • Russia Is Building A New High Speed Train That Will Travel From Moscow To Beijing In Just 48 Hours

    01/04/2015 5:23:50 PM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    BI ^ | 1-4-2015 | Stefano Pozzebon
    Stefano Pozzebon December 31, 2014 Russia plans to build a new high speed railway, with trains that would speed from Moscow to Beijing in just 48 hours. At the moment, it takes about seven days to commute between the two cities and the route requires changes. According to Romanian website Glasul, the Kremlin has awarded the project to China Railway High-speed (CRH), a subsidiary of the state-controlled China Railway (CR), which is working in a joint-venture with the local firm Uralvagonzavod. CR is famous in the train industry for operating the world's only magnetic levitation train in an urban area,...
  • Snow plough driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk -Russian investigators

    10/20/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plough involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
  • OBAMA: ´They Don´t Call Moscow´ When There´s Trouble In The World

    09/28/2014 9:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/28/14 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama wants everyone to know "how we roll": The US always takes the lead in international crises. In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday evening, Obama was asked why the US is contributing such a significant portion of the military coalition against the jihadist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS. Obama responded by arguing that other countries were not stepping up. "When trouble comes up anywhere in the world, they don´t call Beijing, they don´t call Moscow. They call us. That´s the deal," he quipped. When CBS´ Steve Kroft pressed Obama on the relatively small contributions from...
  • Russia Shuts Moscow McDonald's Restaurants

    08/20/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/20/2014
    Russia's food safety watchdog has suspended operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over alleged sanitary law breaches.
  • Outrage at Moscow grows over "shambolic" Flight 17 probe

    07/21/2014 8:47:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | July 21, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    The probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has turned “shambolic,” according to international leaders, and an intercepted communication appears to capture Moscow directing Russian separatists in Ukraine to keep evidence out of the hands of objective investigators.
  • UKRAINE: Security Service Published Talks between Terrorists & Moscow [AUDIO/TRANSCRIPT]

    07/17/2014 5:36:22 PM PDT · by · 4 replies
    burkonews ^ | July 17, 2014
    TRANSLATION: The Security Service of Ukraine Published Talks between Terrorists and Their Curators from Moscow The Security Service of Ukraine published audio records of intercepted talks between terrorists and their curators from Moscow regarding the shot down plane of “Malaysia Airlines”. Below is the transcription of the video translated into English. On July 17, 2014 at 16:20 militants of “Bes” (Russian citizen I.Bezler) group using Russian surface-to-air missile system shot down passenger aircraft “Boeing-777” of “Malaysia Airlines” (Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur flight). At 16:40 Bes reported about the shot down aircraft to his curator, Colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate...
  • ID: Moscow Restaurant Encourages Open Carry of Guns

    06/24/2014 6:16:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Moscow, Idaho, a restaurant offers a discount to people who openly carry firearms. In the vast majority of states, openly carried firearms are legal.   The right to open carry has been used in a number of states to push for the passage of "shall issue" laws to allow people to legally carry firearms concealed.  Virginia, Ohio, and Wisconsin are states that readily come to mind.  Texans are currently  using the legal open carry of rifles, guaranteed in their State Constitution, to push for the legal open carry of handguns.  Arizonans used the right to open carry to remove...
  • UKRAINE: Leader of Slavic separatists "People mayor" Vyacheslav Ponomarev Sloviansk killed

    06/15/2014 1:59:42 PM PDT · by · 1 replies ^ | 15/06/2014 20:06
    "People's Mayor" Sloviansk Ponomarev Today killed the leader of the Slavic separatists, "the people's Mayor" Of Vyacheslav Ponomarev. Official confirmation yet, but the information comes from different sources. However, the details differ. Some sources argue was work of ATO "sniper." At the same time, the respected/distinguished Russian blogger edinoross2010 having his sources of information, claims that Ponomarev was shot "in connection with/due to change of the political situation." Quote: "that is not for the rape of a minor and not for embezzlement of funds, but because [Ponomarev] became a liability to serious people." Before the execution/ being shot, he...
  • Moscow Police convinced that Putin is - ... chuylo

    05/03/2014 7:01:28 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 15 replies
    Russian translation | 5/1/2014 | znb
    The shock of the day: Moscow Police sincerely convinced that Putin is chuylo (pryck) (translation) When they say that all the jokes are born in life, it's true. So the other day leadership of the Moscow police actually confirmed spicy anecdote. On Wednesday, April 30, at Moscow's Red Square, police detained single picketer, who was holding a banner reading "chuylo". Police concluded that picketer insulted President Vladimir Putin. Picketer was taken to the nearest police station, where he was charged with criminal case under article "insulting the president." The detainees statement that he did not write any names, the policeman...
  • Over 100,000 people taking part in May Day unions demonstration in central Moscow

    05/01/2014 12:41:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 05/01/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, May 01. /ITAR-TASS/. More than 100 thousand people are taking part in the May Day demonstration of trade unions in the centre of Moscow, the press service of the city’s main interior department reports. “The festive procession of trade unions from Vasilyevsky Spusk down Tverskaya Street has begun in the Russian capital,” the police department said. Who is taking part The column of the procession participants is led by Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin, head of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FITUR) Mikhail Shnakov, head of the Moscow Trade Union Federation Sergei Chernov. Young people and students...
  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... Netanyahu does speak to Putin by phone from time to time, so Tuesday night's conversation - though not a regular occurence - is by no means unprecedented. Russia is a major player in three areas of major concern to Israel: Iran, Syria and arms sales to the Middle East. ... On Monday, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denied a Haaretz report last week...
  • Anti-Kremlin protest draws thousands in Moscow

    04/13/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 21 replies
    MOSCOW (AP) — More than 10,000 people turned out in Moscow on Sunday for an anti-Kremlin rally to denounce Russian state television's news coverage, particularly of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. In promoting the Kremlin line, state television has portrayed the new pro-Western government in Ukraine as a "fascist junta" under the control of the U.S. government and determined to oppress Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine. The broadcasts have taken on a harsh anti-American tone. Some of those who took part in the demonstration, called a "March of Truth," carried blue and yellow Ukrainian flags. One woman, wearing a traditional...
  • Moscow pork embargo causes havoc in Brussels

    03/21/2014 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 March 2014 | Aline Robert
    The European Commission has ordered EU member states to stop holding bilaterals with Russia over the pork trade and has threatened to complain to the World Trade Organization, claiming that a Russian embargo on European pork is unwarranted. EurActiv France reports. According to informed sources, France, Denmark and the Netherlands established bilateral contact with Russia in an attempt to end the embargo on European pork. The embargo, which began in January over concerns of African swine fever in European wild boar, blocks all European pork on sanitary grounds. […] Brussels “called for Europe to speak with one voice, seeing as...
  • Putin says U.S. guided by 'the rule of the gun' in foreign policy

    03/18/2014 6:39:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 18, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Monday of being guided in its foreign policy not by international law but by the "rule of the gun." "Our Western partners headed by the United States prefer not to be guided by international law in their practical policies, but by the rule of the gun," he told a joint session of parliament.
  • Fugitive Ukrainian president shows up in Moscow

    02/27/2014 12:11:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 3:06 PM EST | Lynn Berry
    Ukraine’s fugitive president surfaced on Thursday in Moscow, where he was said to have been seen at an opulent five-star hotel and a Kremlin country retreat once favored by the late Boris Yeltsin. Viktor Yanukovych reportedly was granted protection in Russia, but he has not received a warm reception. Although Russia still considers him the legitimate president of Ukraine, the Kremlin has treated him cautiously and portrayed him as a coward who betrayed those who stood by him. …
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West

    02/20/2014 9:29:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 20, 2014 | Steven Lee Myers
    MOSCOW — The two sides in what is developing into an East-West clash over Ukraine hardened their positions on Wednesday, with Russian officials denouncing what they called a coup by right-wing extremists, even as the United States and Europe threatened to impose sanctions on those responsible for the violence that has erupted in the capital, Kiev, and spread to other cities.
  • Armed student kills teacher, policeman in Moscow school before being taken into custody

    02/03/2014 4:09:15 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 6 replies
    AP via Canadian Press ^ | February 3, 2014 | Lynn Berry
    MOSCOW - A 10th-grade student armed with two rifles burst into his Moscow school on Monday and killed his 76-year-old geography teacher and a policeman before being taken into custody, investigators said. None of the children in School No. 263 at the time were hurt, said Karina Sabitova, a police spokeswoman at the scene. The school is for children in grades one through 11, as is typical in Russia. The student gunman also seriously wounded a second police officer who had responded to an alarm from the school, police said. Such shootings in Russian schools are extremely rare, but Moscow...
  • Moscow Patriarchate: Russia Must do More to Combat Radical Islam

    12/31/2013 12:36:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Amid recent terrorist attacks in Volgograd, a city of one million in southern Russia, a leading Russian Orthodox Church official has called upon the nation to do more to combat radical Islam. The Reuters news agency reported that militants are seeking to establish an Islamist state near Volgograd. “If the circulation of Nazi ideological clichés has been strictly limited or banned in certain cases, why not apply the same scheme to the radical interpretation of Islam rejected by most Muslims themselves?” said Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, according to an Interfax...
  • Report: U.S. Air Force general drank too much, fraternized with foreign women in Moscow

    12/19/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/13 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor last summer during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar, according to an investigative report released Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who was commander of the Air Force´s arsenal of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, “acted in a manner that exceeded the limits of accepted standards of good conduct” during a four-day visit to Moscow in July, according to an investigation conducted by the Air Force
  • Reward Is Being Offered For Information In Arson Case

    12/07/2013 11:25:56 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies ^ | Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM PST | By Rachel Dubrovin
    MOSCOW, ID SNIPPET: "The Moscow Police initially offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person who’s responsible, but the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is now offering an additional $5,000 reward to apprehend those responsible. The anonymous tip line for the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is 877.752.7766 or call Moscow Police at 208.882.2677."
  • Why on Earth Is There a Two-Story Louis Vuitton Bag in Russia’s Red Square?

    11/27/2013 10:26:36 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | Elliot Hannon
    Nothing says class like an advertisement masquerading as a museum that benefits charity. At least that’s what luxury brand Louis Vuitton seemed to think when it began construction on a gigantic—100 foot long and 30 foot high—replica of one of its designer bags in the middle of Russia’s historic Red Square two weeks ago. But, as workers finished off the two-story structure this week, not everyone is happy. Russian residents have deemed the two-story designer bag, which sits steps from the Kremlin, as “tacky” and politicians decried “the decision to build a shrine to bourgeois excess near such ‘sacred ground,’”...
  • Moscow mayor: No more mosques in my city

    11/26/2013 3:14:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/26/13 | Fred Weir
    Moscow — No more mosques will be built in Moscow, despite the huge crowds that swamp the city's four public mosques on Muslim holidays, because they are mainly used by temporary workers, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has decided. In an interview with the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday, Mr. Sobyanin said that Moscow has about two million foreign residents, the vast bulk of them migrant workers from former Soviet Central Asia who are mainly Muslim. The city's economy "could not manage without them," he admitted. But he insisted that the vast throngs of Muslims who fill Moscow streets and wait,...
  • Report: In Moscow, Netanyahu Asks Putin to Take Lead From Obama in Iran Negotiations

    11/21/2013 9:44:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 11/21/13 | Pamela Geller
    OMG. This is breathtaking -- Israel was always punished for being the proxy of the US in region. America was the big Satan, Israel the little Satan. Now that Obama has thrown Israel under the nuclear bus, hellzapoppin. Poor Israel, diving for dear life, when they should be diving for pearls. Obama's foreign policy failures are like an out-of-control snowball tearing down Mount Kilimanjaro. Just when you think it can't get any worse .... Egypt, Libya, Benghazi, Eastern Europe, Honduras, the Baltic states, Russia et al. And the King's sniveling subjects in the enemedia are still polishing his knob.
  • [Moscow Mayor} Sobyanin: Moscow Has Enough Mosques

    11/20/2013 12:12:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/20/13
    Moscow, November 20, Interfax - Moscow has a sufficient number of mosques, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. "I think that Moscow has enough mosques. Especially as we can see that most people participating in the celebration of Islamic holidays come from other regions and the suburbs of Moscow. Visitors constitute from 60% to 70% of the total number. But we cannot accommodate everyone. I think this is unnecessary," Sobyanin said in an interview published on the Komsomolskaya Pravda website on Wednesday. The city administration has not issued permits to build new mosques but the construction of a new building of...
  • VIDEO: Moscow Police Arresting Muslim Suspected of Killing Russia Man (Raw Footage!)

    10/16/2013 6:01:50 PM PDT · by ResisTyr · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 16, 2013 | hobotzcarandco
    VIDEO: Moscow Police Arresting Muslim Suspected of Killing Russia Man (Raw Footage!)
  • (ITEOTWAWKI) ... Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow

    08/20/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | James Marson
    Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow MOSCOW–This summer, zombie birds have come to Russia’s capital. In what some might compare to a horror film–or even a sign of the apocalypse–the streets of Moscow have been littered with dead and sick pigeons in the past week. Videos posted on the Internet show pigeons twisting their necks, walking backward in circles or standing completely still with their heads on the ground. Muscovites are calling them “zombie pigeons.” Corpses of those that don’t survive have been spotted across the city. Russia’s chief sanitary official, Gennady Onishchenko, said Friday that veterinarians had concluded the pigeons were...
  • BEST of Russian Parking

    08/03/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Moscow says no Snowden extradition request from U.S.

    07/25/2013 9:16:59 PM PDT · by Rabin · 37 replies ^ | 2013-07-26 02:57:00 | staff
    Russia has not received extradition request for Snowden from the United States, the Justice Ministry said Thursday. The ministry did receive a letter from Eric Holder explaining some aspects of the U.S. position on the status of Snowden... The "document did not contain (a) request for the extradition or deportation of this individual," the statement said.
  • 160 million credit cards later, 'cutting edge' hacking ring cracked

    07/25/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Bob Sullivan
    For nearly a decade, a band of cybercriminals rampaged through the servers of a global business who's who: Among the victims were 7-Eleven, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, JetBlue and JC Penney. Prosecutors say the hackers stole "conservatively" 160 million credit card numbers, and the dollar value of the crimes they helped facilitate is enormous — just four of the victims are out $300 million. The suffering caused to identity theft victims was "immeasurable," say prosecutors. On Thursday, five of the gang's members were indicted. One is in custody in the U.S., a second is awaiting extradition in the Netherlands, and three...
  • Reykjavik mayor proposes cutting ties with Moscow over gay law

    07/21/2013 12:57:24 PM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 Jul 2013 | Chris Irvine
    The mayor of Reykjavik has called for the Icelandic capital to cut its ties with Moscow over Russia's nationwide ban on homosexual propaganda. Last month, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, signed a law that stigmatises gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. In response, Jón Gnarr, who was one of Iceland's top comedian's before becoming mayor of the city in 2010, filed a motion in a city council meeting last week to end his city's relationship with Moscow. Since 2007 Reykjavik and Moscow have been "sister cities".
  • Road to relationships rough for expat women in Moscow

    07/09/2013 10:23:41 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 28 replies
    The Moscow News ^ | 08/07/2013 12:40 | Kristen Blyth
    On a blazing summer afternoon in Moscow, Stefania, an Italian professional in her early 30s, manages to look picture-perfect. In a belted tangerine dress, with an impeccable manicure and glossy hair, she fits right in to a local culture that celebrates ultra-feminine style. “You have to dress bright, like a traffic light – high heels, short skirts, hair, nails – to attract men’s attention,” she explained. “Dating in Moscow is a war, and your looks are your only weapons.” Yet even as she turns heads in the street, Stefania admits that her love life is a struggle. “Dating Russian men...
  • The Real Traitors to America Are In Washington and NY(Not Snowden in Moscow)

    07/01/2013 12:24:09 PM PDT · by Veto! · 30 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | July 1, 2013 | Dave Lindorff
    ....the real traitors who have done so much to destroy America are buying politicians of both parties, using their undue influence to gut any effort at real regulation, all the while earning fat bonuses in their corner offices at megabanks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citi Group, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. No need to extradite those guys in order to prosecute 'em. They're right here in the USA. All that's lacking is a will to bring charges for things like mortgage fraud, derivative fraud, collusion, lying under oath, etc. But Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder,...
  • Positive compilation of Russian dash cams(Video by ArkadiYM93- Author )

    05/26/2013 10:47:23 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
  • Russian anti-gay bill overwhelmingly approved in lower house, protesters detained

    06/11/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT · by klpt · 8 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | By Associated Press
    MOSCOW — A bill that stigmatizes Russia’s gay community and bans the distribution of information about homosexuality to children was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament Tuesday. More than two dozen protesters were attacked by anti-gay activists and then detained by police, hours before the State Duma approved the Kremlin-backed legislation in a 436-0 vote. The bill banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” still needs to be passed by the appointed upper house and signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, but neither step is in doubt. The measure is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian...