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  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • Moscow has No Symmetrical Answers to US Sanctions Other Than Military Aggression

    04/10/2018 5:16:48 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | April 10, 2018 | Petrov, Makarin
    Three Moscow analysts say that the Kremlin has no clear symmetrical answers to the imposition of new US sanctions that do not do as much harm to Russia as to the United States. A Chinese analyst argues that precisely because Vladimir Putin doesn’t have any symmetrical responses at hand, the Kremlin leader is likely to engage in aggressive actions somewhere in order to demonstrate that he has not been put into a corner by the West and deprived of his freedom of action. Makarkin says “Russia today does not have the economic levels for influencing other countries which the US...
  • Press Release Regarding the Sixth Turkish-Russian Joint Strategic Planning Group Meeting

    03/12/2018 12:06:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    On 12-14 March 2018, H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey will pay a visit to Moscow to attend the Sixth Turkish-Russian Joint Strategic Planning Group Meeting, a sub-mechanism of the Turkish-Russian High Level Cooperation Council (HLCC). At the Joint Strategic Planning Group Meeting co-chaired by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the sides will have comprehensive exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as the current regional and international affairs of common interest. This meeting will also lay the groundwork for the HLCC to be held in Turkey this year under the co-chairmanship of...
  • Moscow Far More Worried about Trump than Many in the West Think

    02/14/2018 2:17:08 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | February 12, 2018 | Liliya Shevtsova
    Many analysts dismissed “the Kremlin list” the Trump Administration released two weeks ago as a bad joke or worse and thus failed to recognize the extent to which its contents in fact have made Moscow far more afraid of the US president than they were before, according to Liliya Shevtsova. First of all, “by publishing practically the entire list of members of the Russian government and Presidential Administration, the White House shifted from the traditional Western effort of trying to divide the Russian elite into pro-Western and anti-Western factions..." Instead, it properly treated the entire kleptocratic elite as being linked...
  • Russian jet 'crashes' after Moscow take-off

    02/11/2018 5:04:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say. The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing.
  • Why Russians Should Boycott Their Elections - Mayor of Yekaterinburg explains

    02/04/2018 11:22:58 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | Evgeny Roizman
    “There is no political opposition in Russia. Parties like the Liberal Democratic Party and the Communist Party are, in effect, sub-departments of United Russia, the ruling party. There is only one power vertical and everyone in politics is in it: some as a back-up plan, just in case, some because they expect preferential treatment. I don’t call myself an opposition. I am just a person of common sense. No one appointed me to my post, I was chosen by the majority in competitive elections. That is why I have more scope to act than government-backed officials. But where I can’t...
  • Isikoff Stunned That His Carter Page Article Was Used To Justify Spy Warrant

    02/02/2018 6:08:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/18 | Chuck Ross
    Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff said Friday that he was surprised to find out that an article he wrote about Carter Page prior to the election was used to obtain a spy warrant against the former Trump campaign adviser.The revelation, which was made in a memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, “stuns me,” Isikoff said in an episode of his podcast, “Skullduggery.”The four-page memo alleges that the DOJ and FBI submitted inaccurate and incomplete information in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page. The spy warrant was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.One “essential” part of the...
  • Just In: Orthodox Bishop tells Russians not to vote for Putin in rare church dissent

    01/22/2018 4:43:40 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jan 2018 | Alec Luhn
    A Russian Orthodox bishop has advised the faithful not to vote for Vladimir Putin when he stands for re-election in March, a nearly unheard of occurrence in the loyal church. The angry statement marked the first time an acting bishop has spoken against supporting the current president. Bishop Yevtikhy Kurochkin of the epiphany cathedral in the Siberian city of Ishim wrote on his page on VK, Russia's most popular social network, that he could no longer follow his “desire to vote for Putin” following “blasphemous” remarks by the president. “'If the light that is in you is darkness, how great...
  • Mark Meadows: Some of the things Coming out About Dossier and FISA Abuse Are Unbelievable

    01/10/2018 9:23:12 PM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10 January 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News host Sean Hannity tonight invited Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, Rep. Jim Jordan and Circa News reporter Sara Carter on to discuss the latest breaking news that the intelligence community used the phony Russia dossier to spy on the Trump campaign. Sean Hannity told his audience he spoke with three separate sources who told him the phony Trump dossier was used to obtain the FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump. The only item that was verified from the phony dossier was that Carter Page traveled to Moscow. Fusion GPS, the company behind the Hillary Clinton funded dossier,...
  • Here's What Jill Stein Had to Say About Her Dinner With Putin

    12/22/2017 9:16:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein spoke out Thursday about why she’s the latest target in a congressional inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Stein called the 2015 RT dinner she attended with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow a “non-event” because there wasn’t even a translator at the table. RT is a state-run news and propaganda channel. "There was no translator at the table," Stein said on CNN’s “OutFront with Erin Burnett.” "Vladimir Putin came in very late, with three, four people that I thought were his bodyguards, turns out they were core people in his...
  • In Moscow, Russia, More Muslims than Mosques

    12/20/2017 2:11:51 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 33 replies
    Rudaw ^ | Anya Ardayeva
    The Russian capital Moscow is growing increasingly Islamic, as the number of Muslims in the city has increased to over 1.5 million in the past decade, according to Russia’s chief imams. There are hundreds of mosques in Moscow, but not enough to accommodate the huge number of worshippers, forcing many to pray on the streets. In 2015, more than 160,000 Muslims attended prayers marking the Eid holiday, according to the Moscow police. “A large number of labor migrants come to our mosques and during holidays our mosques -- there are only four of them in Moscow now -- of course...
  • Senate probing Jill Stein for possible collusion with Russia

    12/18/2017 11:26:21 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    The Senate is reportedly probing former presidential candidate Jill Stein for possible collusion with Russia. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the Stein probe was one of two investigations about Russian collusion that his panel is pursuing, according to The Washington Post. Stein dined with Russian president Vladimir Putin during a 2015 Moscow event that was also attended by Trump’s former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Politico reported in Sept. that Stein — the Green Party candidate for president — was the beneficiary of Russian-bought political ads on Facebook. The committee head, Sen Richard Burr (R-NC),...
  • Jill Stein campaign asked for documents as part of Senate Intelligence Committee's Russia probe

    12/18/2017 4:01:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2017 | Diana Stancy Correll
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has requested documents from a 2016 Green Party presidential candidate as part of the committee’s Russia probe, according to a new report. Last week, candidate Jill Stein contacted Dennis Trainor Jr., who worked as her communications director and acting campaign manager from January to August 2015, because the committee had requested documents from the campaign, BuzzFeed reported Monday. Trainor said that he was contacted because his personal cellphone had been given as the “primary point of contact” to those trying to reach Stein, such as producers from the Russian state-funded media company, RT News. Stein had...
  • Leading Russian Prelate Calls for Expanded Religious Instruction, Laments West’s Rejection of God

    12/18/2017 6:19:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Moscow Patriarchate’s chief ecumenical officer praised a non-sectarian class in religions in Russia’s schools and called for the course’s extension beyond fourth grade. “If our children do not know religious teachings, they can involuntarily become an easy prey for terrorists,” Metropolitan Hilarion, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations, said in an interview with Ekaterina Gracheva of the television station Russia-24. “We must always remember that terrorism cannot be motivated by religion,” he continued, though “there are people who cover their criminal acts with religious rhetoric.” After stating that Orthodox children should learn about Islam, and Muslim...
  • Russian oligarchs sue Trump dossier producer for becoming ‘collateral damage’ in smear campaign

    12/17/2017 6:04:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 17, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Fusion GPS, the producer of the infamous Trump dossier, is fending off in court three of Russia’s richest oligarchs by painting them as corrupt bankers in bed with President Vladimir Putin. The three primary investors in Moscow’s Alfa Bank — Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan — filed a libel lawsuit against Fusion in October. Fusion’s dossier, written by former British spy Christopher Steele, says two of them engineered cash bribes to Mr. Putin. The dossier also implies that the bank colluded with Mr. Putin to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking Democratic Party computers. The...
  • Putin phoned Trump to thank him for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia

    12/17/2017 9:06:43 AM PST · by NRx · 165 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12-17-2017 | Staff
    <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned President Trump to thank him for information from the CIA that foiled a terrorist attack being planned in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.</p> <p>The information helped “find and detain a group of terrorists who were planning explosions” at Kazan Cathedral as well as other centrally located and crowded places in Russia’s second-largest city. This is a developing story. It will be updated.</p>
  • The two expat bros who terrorized women correspondents in Moscow (Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames)

    12/16/2017 5:23:35 PM PST · by Salman · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-15-17 | Kathy Lally
    There’s more than one way to harass women. A raft of men in recent weeks have paid for accusations of sexual harassment with their companies, their jobs, their plum political posts. But one point has been overlooked in the scandals: Men can be belittling, cruel and deeply damaging without demanding sex. (Try sloughing off heaps of contempt with your self-esteem intact.) We have no consensus — and hardly any discussion — about how we should treat behaviors that are misogynist and bullying but fall short of breaking the law. Twenty years ago, when I was a Moscow correspondent for the...
  • Russian citizens share photos of the WEIRDEST things they have spotted in public

    12/03/2017 1:52:52 PM PST · by mairdie · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    It's the largest country in the world, and these bizarre new snaps reveal some of Russia's stranger goings on. People from all over the country have spotted the weirdest things they've seen in Russia in a hilarious online gallery.
  • Ex-Trump security chief testifies he rejected 2013 Russian offer of women for Trump in Moscow

    11/09/2017 4:00:00 PM PST · by Magnatron · 29 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | November 9, 2017 | Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb
    President Donald Trump's long-time confidant Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump's hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony. Schiller, Trump's former bodyguard and personal aide, testified that he took the offer as a joke, two of the sources said. On their way up to Trump's hotel room that night, Schiller told the billionaire businessman about the offer and Trump laughed it off, Schiller told the House intelligence committee...
  • ANALYSIS: Carter Page’s House Testimony Provides New Insight Into The Steele Dossier

    11/07/2017 11:04:07 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Some of what former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page disclosed in testimony to the House Intelligence Committee last week matches up loosely with allegations made in the infamous Steele dossier, according to a transcript of his interview released on Monday. In particular, Page’s statements about a trip he made to Moscow in July 2016 included details that are laid out in the dirty document, which was financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC and authored by former British spy Christopher Steele.