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  • Why Col. Strelkov May Have Trouble Recruiting Russians (Abduction, Torture, Murder)

    08/05/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 45 replies
    Why Col. Strelkov May Have Trouble Recruiting Russians 06:13 (GMT) Andrei Morozov (nick-name "Murza"), is an ultranationalist activist from Moscow who heads a small Russian neo-Stalinist nationalist group called "Red Blitzkrieg," among the groups supporting the pro-Russian separatists in southeastern Ukraine as we reported. Morozov travelled to the region and tried to join the "Donetsk People's Republic," but was arrested and tortured by the "militia" for his trouble. Ultimately he was released, and wrote an account on 21 May of his ordeal. Snip On the night of 12th May, without any commentary, I was taken to the dead end of...
  • Bottom-of-the-Barrel Russian Dating Site Pics

    08/04/2014 3:28:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Lizbeta Bordenova seeks handsome Moscow dentist -or else More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Crimea: March of the Tatars

    08/01/2014 4:22:01 PM PDT · by free_life · 37 replies
    History repeating itself, Russians ethnic cleansing in conquered lands, people of Crimea forced to be Russian by gun point and executions by Russian Special Forces.
  • On this Day in 1962: Infantry Nuke Test

    07/18/2014 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WeaponsMan blog ^ | July 17, 2014
    The USA fired its last above-ground nuclear test at a test site in Nevada on this day, 17 July, in 1962. The operation was a culmination exercise that brought together nuclear warhead tests (code-named Little Feller, as a nod to the W54 warhead’s light weight and low yield) and nuclear weapons employment maneuvers code-named Ivy Flats. The test was a pretty-much full-spectrum test of an actual tactical nuke, and a very unusual one — a nuclear infantry weapon called the Davy Crockett. A lot of tripe is written about the Davy Crockett, including that it could not fire a projectile...
  • Odessa, house of professionals - poisoned by Russians

    05/04/2014 9:05:28 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 6 replies
    Russian translation | 5/3/2014 | Anlena Nikolayenk
    <p>World look: Do not say that you did not see!!</p>
  • 12 Ukrainians Kidnapped/Secretly Held by Russians as Pro-Kiev Councilman Found Floating in River

    04/23/2014 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Imagine your country being invaded by a frightening combination of stealthy military force and mafia/street thugs carrying advanced, high-tech weaponry... yet refusing to wear insignia, produce ID, or even tell the truth re. who they are, where they came from, or what they are doing there. And nobody does anything to stop them, either inside or outside the country. Then the few patriots that do dare to speak-out against the invader's lies and territorial aggression begin to simply disappear... Kiev Post:  Twelve persons, including journalists (and one American), have been kidnapped over the past week in the eastern Ukrainian cities...
  • These Russians are bush league

    04/18/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    CulpepperTimes.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Blaine Pardoe
    The recent Soviet-er, um, Russian annexation of the Crimea got me reflecting back on my youth. I'm a child of the 1970s and 80s. I'm not ashamed of that either. As I have grown older, I feel that the younger generations have grown soft, complacent, lazy, and unworthy of our 1980s legacy. Ironically our parents felt the same way about us (of course, we proved them wrong.) We had vinyl albums, not because they sounded retro but because that was all we had. Not to brag, but those of us alive in that period - we rocked. Literally. Our music...
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Ukraine Leader In New Leaked Recording: 8 Million Russians In Ukraine "Must Be Killed With Nuclear

    03/24/2014 11:03:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    <p>While the NSA is busy justifying its spying of every American its existence thanks to famous Moscow resident Edward Snowden, its Russian counterparts have been busy intercepting even more phone Ukrainian conversations.</p> <p>After a month ago a leaked phone call between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt confirmed that it was the US that was pulling the strings in what was about to be a violent coup overthrowing Ukraine's president Yanukovich, "someone" has just leaked another phone conversation, this time between parliamentarian Nestor Shufrych and former PM and ideological leader of the Ukraine "revolution" Yulia Tymoshenko and most probable future president of West Ukraine, in which Tymoshenko is makes the following threats, "It’s going too far! Bugger! We must grab arms and go whack those damn katsaps [a Ukrainian word used to refer to the Russians in a negative tone] together with their leader", "I’ll use all my connections, I’ll raise the whole world – as soon as I’m able to – in order to make sure.. Bugger!.. not even scorched earth won’t remain where Russia stands" although all her empty threats collapse in the last sentence of the phone conversation in which she says, regarding the Crimea annexation, that "we are going to take it to the Hague International Criminal Court." Good luck with that.</p>
  • Kerry Issues Ultimatum to Russians

    03/14/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 55 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2014 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry chastised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his country’s “unwarranted interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine” and warned that “serious repercussions will be undertaken.” “National sovereignty is a principle that you either respect or don’t,” Kerry lectured Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in high level talks this past week. “Engaging in displays of military strength or actual incursions into a foreign country in order to influence or intimidate its government is not acceptable.” Lavrov questioned Kerry’s sincerity and historical knowledge by alluding to US intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya in recent years and...
  • Reporter Gets Manhandled, Robbed, Chased-Off at Gunpoint by Russians on MAINLAND Ukriane (video)

    03/13/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      At the new de facto border that's developed on actual mainland Ukraine at Chonhar, Kherson Oblast (not Crimea), VICE journalist/correspondent/filmmaker Simon Ostrovsky attempted to take 'the safest way' into Crimea from Ukraine (train/on foot) yesterday, which required passing both Ukrianian and Russian checkpoints... The Ukrainians were pretty cool, inviting him inside the commander's tank for a brief interview. Although he stated he was of 'Russian blood', the Ukrainian officer made it abundantly clear how little that meant to him in the current confrontation: 'If your are an invader, we will fend off your invasion. It doesn't matter who it is.' He went on...
  • The Soviet Story - a must-see for all students of history.

    03/12/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 31 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 3/11/2014 | Oleg Atbashian
    If you want to know the back story of the Ukrainian revolution, The Soviet Story tells exactly what happened to Ukraine during the Soviet era - and a lot more.It's the best educational film on the nature of communism, which should be shown to all high school students in America to immunize them against the lure of the “great” utopia. However, I doubt most teachers will do so in today's political climate. This 2008 documentary tells the story of the anti-human ideology the way I see it myself. That was rather surprising, because in today's “progressive” media climate, such...
  • Russians enter town north of Crimea, say Ukrainians

    03/11/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/11/14 | fox news
    KHERSON, Ukraine – Ukrainians in the Kherson province just north of Crimea say Russian operatives have moved into the territory, an incursion which, if true, could show Vladimir Putin has more than just the Black Sea peninsula in his sights. Residents of the village of Chonhar, in the Kherson region of Ukraine, say Russian troops showed up last week in armored personnel carriers, prompting the dispatch of Ukrainian troops and a standoff. The suspected Russian troops pulled back and established a checkpoint on a major road leading north from the Crimean capital of Simferopol.
  • Russians Offer Ukrainian Soldiers Cash, Raises, Even Apartments to Switch Sides...

    03/05/2014 9:21:43 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    I'm not exactly sure how Vladimir Putin intends to retain what credibility he ever had by lying to our faces when we know better, i.e. that the Kremlin didn't send troops into the Crimean peninsula- but another thing we can see with our own two eyes is that the Russians likely intended to move into as much Ukrainian territory as possible, and likely take the whole country.   They probably counted on the Ukrainians providing them an excuse to get violent, but due to incredible discipline and restraint they've yet to fire a shot at the Russians... the easy gains are done......
  • Does the West have no future?

    02/23/2014 2:51:36 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    SPERO NEWS ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
    Does the West have no future? SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014 BY SPERO NEWS Speaking before a conference in London on February 21 was Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, who leads his church's Department of External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. Said the churchman, "The Russian Church, which has paid in millions of lives for the godless Soviet experiment, can and must testify before the adherents of militant secularism to the fact that a society torn from its spiritual roots and faith has no future." Well known throughout the Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion has been notable for his defense of the...
  • Target details free credit monitoring service

    01/18/2014 8:12:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-18-14 | Tom Webb
    Target shoppers can now sign up for free credit monitoring and identity theft assistance, which the discount chain is offering to all customers affected by its security breach. Target will pay for the services for 12 months, provided by Experian through its ProtectMyID alert system. After a year, consumers must pay for the service themselves if they choose to continue. To enroll, first visit CreditMonitoring.Target.com to request an activation code. You'll need to provide your name and email address. The activation code will be sent by email, arriving in one to five days, Target said. Once you have your unique...
  • Poll: Obama Collapses to 38% Approval with 'All Adults'

    09/11/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Sep 2013 | John Nolte
    The conventional wisdom is that when you poll "all adults" as opposed to a tighter screening for "registered voters," Democrats generally do better. If that is the case, the latest poll from The Economist/YouGov is the worse news yet for a president obviously in over his head with the Russians and Syria. Obama currently sits at 38% approve/56% disapprove with all adults.
  • Should the U.S. boycott the Russian Olympics, along with vodka and caviar? (poll)

    08/14/2013 6:27:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Gay rights groups, and others, are calling on the United States to boycott the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi because of recent Russian legislation that criminalizes support for gays and lesbians. Yeah, the Russian honchos are definitely homophobic buffoons. That means you, Vladimir.
  • Kerry, Hagel and Russians Will Meet on Issues Imperiling Obama-Putin Visit

    08/06/2013 9:44:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/6/13 | Michael D. Shear and Steven Lee Myers
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plan to meet here in Washington with their Russian counterparts on Friday for a day of talks that could determine the fate of a September summit meeting between President Obama and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. State Department officials on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the meeting with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergei K. Shoigu, the defense minister. Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said the four officials would discuss “a number of pressing bilateral and global issues.” “There’s a lot to discuss,´´Ms. Psaki said.
  • Report: Suspicious Russians Detained in Niagra Falls (Backpacks in car)

    04/19/2013 6:28:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 120 replies
    WGRZ-TV Buffalo via Twitter ^ | 9:07 a.m. EDT Friday, April 19, 2013
    Police source: 2 Russian nationals pulled over in Niagara Falls; 4 suspicious backpacks in the car, robot & bomb techs on scene.FBI is aware of the situation in Niagara Falls, they (sic) joint terrorism task force is working with NYSP.
  • Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBC

    04/22/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies
    Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBCR Reuters – 19 mins ago TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies are to announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday, citing unnamed "highly placed" sources.
  • GOP Set to GRILL Strategically-Warped Obama Adm'n/FBI on What They Knew + Blew re. Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/22/2013 3:48:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    In just the short period of time since Tamerlan Tsarnaev was filled with lead and run-over by his team-player brother with an SUV, there's already emerged startling info that indicates Tsarnaev is someone the FBI should have been keeping a keen eye on, esp. considering THEY were the ones that told his mother Tamerlan was a 'extremist leader' and tracked him for five years. The Tsarnaev brothers posted jihadi statements, propaganda, and videos online recently- after Tamerlan had already been on FBI watch-lists for years. Under his own name, he featured videos on his YouTube page such as sermons by...
  • Accused female shoplifters suspected in Russian 'retail theft ring'

    04/08/2013 4:51:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 8, 2013 | Brett Clarkson,
    Four women who are believed to be part of an organized Russian "retail theft ring" were arrested Saturday after trying to steal $32,000 worth of clothes from the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Boca Raton, police said. The women told police they were visiting Florida from New York but they couldn't say why and claimed to not speak English, according to Boca Raton police arrest reports.
  • Russians Selectively Blocking Internet

    03/31/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/31/13 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    MOSCOW — The Russian government in recent weeks has been making use of a new law that gives it the power to block Internet content that it deems illegal or harmful to children. The country’s communications regulators have required Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove material that the officials determined was objectionable, with only YouTube, owned by Google, resisting. The video-sharing site complied with a Russian agency’s order to block a video that officials said promoted suicide. But YouTube filed a lawsuit in Russian court in February saying the video, showing how to make a fake wound with makeup materials...
  • Are World Heritage Sites being used to train Russian troops in the US?

    03/31/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/31/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Are America’s treasured National Parks being co-opted by the New World Order under the guise of designating them World Heritage Sites, thus allowing foreign troops and United Nations agencies to take over our country in a soft coup d’etat? A blogger has photographed heavily equipped armored vehicles carrying the “Special Response Team” logo in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Heritage site in Gatlinburg, TN. (1) ”It is a deadly serious piece of equipment never before used inside the US until now,” says the blogger “Sherrie” who then adds, “The vehicles don’t come more heavily armored.” Sherrie has put...
  • The view from the TOP of the Great Pyramid: Illicit photos taken by tourists who secretly climbed...

    03/26/2013 8:25:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07:14 EST, 25 March 2013 | Kerry Mcdermott
    These photographs capture the views from the top of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A group of Russian tourists waited until official visiting hours were over at Egypt's famous Giza Necropolis, before scaling the enormous Great Pyramid as the sun began to set. The Russians managed to escape the attention of security guards at the ancient site, allowing photographer Vitaliy Raskalov to snap pictures of the surrounding desert and the majestic Sphinx from the top of the 455ft structure.
  • EU finance ministers approve Cyprus bailout deal, funded by bank assets seizure

    03/25/2013 9:06:05 AM PDT · by redreno · 43 replies
    foxnews ^ | March 25, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    magine waking up to find out that as much as 40 percent of the money you thought was safely deposited in the bank was seized, without your permission, to bail out a near-bankrupt government. That's just what thousands of large depositors in Cyprus woke up to Monday morning after European Union officials accepted a last-minute deal offered by the island's lawmakers to secure a $13 billion bailout to avert imminent financial meltdown.
  • Fertility and immigration: Global demographics, not domestic policy, will control who comes and...

    02/08/2013 6:41:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Jonathan V. Last
    Global demographics, not domestic policy, will control who comes and who goes. In Washington, politicians are trying to reform America's immigration system, again. Both President Obama and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are proposing "paths to citizenship" for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. Other proposals abound, including finishing the border fence, creating a better E-Verify system for employers and passing the last Congress' Dream Act. All of these ideas, however, fundamentally misunderstand immigration in America: Future immigration is probably going to be governed not by U.S. domestic policy choices but by global demographics.... --snip-- ...that Puerto Rico's fertility rate...
  • PRAVDA: Obama Voters = Ignorant Tools: 'Illiterate Society'; 'Communist w/out Question'

    11/26/2012 5:55:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This from people that know a thing or two about the pitfalls of socialism... _______________________________________________________________________ In the wake of unlikely GOP defeat, am I the only one that's gone from hating on the lyin', cheatin' progs... to blaming Romney... to the-more-I-think-about-it wanting to go out and wring each-and-every Obama voter's goofy neck personally?  The 60s had the go-getter 'jet set'- guess we've got the tool set: _______________________________________________________________________ Pravda (highlights mine): Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them...  He is a Communist...
  • Russian Sub Skirts (US East) Coast

    11/06/2012 5:20:26 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11-5-2012 | Bill Gertz
    Russian Sub Skirts Coast Russian attack sub detected near East Coast Sierra-2 submarine / fas.org BY: Bill Gertz November 5, 2012 5:05 pm A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States, defense officials said. The submarine was identified by its NATO designation as a Russian Seirra-2 class submarine believed to be based with Russia’s Northern Fleet. It was the first time that class of Russian submarine had been detected near a U.S. coast, said officials who...
  • A Russian Made Disaster in Kyrgyzstan

    06/15/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT · by walford · 18 replies · 542+ views
    Before It's News ^ | June 13, 2010 | Sultan Knish
    The violence unleashed in Kyrgyzstan is being spun as ethnic rioting. The reality is a good deal more complex, and the blame can be laid directly at Russia's door. Russia's coup against the Bakiyev government which took power in the Tulip Revolution leveraged Uzbek separatists in the Osh Province to suppress Kyrgiz nationalist supporters of Bakiyev. Russia had been trying for a while to force out Manas Air Base, a US air force base that serves as a vital link to US forces in Afghanistan. Russia tolerated Bakiyev, so long as he was against the US base. But once Bakiyev...
  • Florida teen kills self during game of Russian Roulette

    07/01/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    BNO News ^ | July 1, 2012
    LARGO, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. teenager, who was critically injured earlier this week while playing a game of Russian Roulette with friends, has died at a hospital in central Florida, police said on Sunday. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time on Friday when 17-year-old Thorin R. Montgomery was playing a game of Russian Roulette with his friends at his home in Largo, a city about 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of Tampa. First responders found him suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Detectives said Montgomery was playing the game with three of his...
  • Indonesia Finds SuperJet 100 Crash Site

    05/10/2012 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 57 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 10, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Russian plane hit side of steep volcano- no survivors Rescuers found shattered wreckage earlier today of the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 that hit the side of an Indonesian volcano at full-speed during a sales demonstration flight- all 45 people on board were feared dead. "So far we haven't found any survivors, but we are still searching," he said as teams of soldiers, police and volunteers continued to troop up the slopes. The spot is basically unreachable on foot. so evidence and bodies are being placed in nets/hammocks and raised by helicopters from the Indonesian Air Force. The Sukhoi Superjet...
  • Russia Weighing Preemptive Strike

    05/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Charging that NATO’s anti-missile system poses a threat to its “strategic flexibility,” Moscow says it reserves the right to initiate a preemptive attack. Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says he isn’t buying the United States’ contention that the system is purely defensive in nature. “The Americans say that their anti-missiles would only be deployed against incoming missiles,” Makarov observed. “But this in itself is offensive. Russia’s security may require a surprise first strike. American efforts to blunt such an option would fundamentally undermine our strategic planning.” Makarov’s remarks were described as “incredibly poorly timed” by the Obama Administration....
  • The Russians and American Progressives: Together Again

    02/23/2012 5:46:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/23/12 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Russia Today (RT) Moscow-funded propaganda channel, which is backing the murderous regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, aired a special program on Tuesday night on how progressives in the U.S. can “Take Back the American Dream” by defeating Republicans. The propaganda effort was broadcast throughout the United States and produced in collaboration with major liberal groups such as the Campaign for America’s Future, MoveOn.org and Demos, all of them Soros-funded. The host was Thom Hartmann, who regards himself as the nation’s number one progressive radio talk-show host. The “National Teach-In to Take Back the American Dream”
  • The Long Rough Awakening of Russia

    12/24/2011 7:44:57 PM PST · by decimon · 18 replies
    Rosett Report ^ | December 24, 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    Twenty years ago this Christmas day, Mikhail Gorbachev gave a speech announcing “I hereby discontinue my activities at the post of President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” And with that, the totalitarian and murderous construct of the USSR, already uncoupled earlier that month by Russian President Boris Yeltsin and the presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, was no more. These were monumental events. Yet so tumultuous is the world right now that the 20th anniversary of the Soviet collapse is figuring as little more than a footnote in the news. In Russia itself, the events of the hour are...
  • Mikhail Gorbachev calls for Putin to resign

    12/24/2011 2:06:35 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/24/2011
    Mikhail Gorbachev called on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin not to seek a third term as president next year. He told the Moscow Echo radio: "I would advise Vladimir Putin to leave now. He has had three terms: two as president and one as prime minister. Three terms – that is enough." Mr Gorbachev, 80, has been virulently critical of the elections that took place on December 4. Soon after the poll he said that the results of the poll should be annulled and new elections held due to "numerous falsifications and rigging." "The results do not reflect the will of...
  • U.S. Army soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage

    11/01/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011
    A U.S. Army specialist has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, an Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman, was taken into custody on October 28, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll told Reuters. Coppernoll said Millay, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was arrested following a joint espionage investigation conducted by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence special agents.
  • “Why is Russian TV Backing Ron Paul?”

    08/21/2011 2:58:04 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 20 replies
    AIM ^ | 16 AUGUST 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>During a time when Ron Paul supporters are complaining, with some justification, about the major media not giving their candidate’s success in Iowa enough attention, the Texas congressman is getting enormously favorable coverage from a foreign propaganda outlet—Russia Today television.</p>
  • Mikhail Gorbachev: I should have abandoned the Communist party earlier

    08/16/2011 7:08:50 PM PDT · by SueRae · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/16/2011 | Jonathan Steele
    Politicians rarely admit mistakes, but Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev always was in a different class. So it is not surprising that, as he looked back on his six tumultuous years in power at the head of the Soviet Union, he was willing to count the errors he had made. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian he named at least five. They led not just to his own downfall 20 years ago; they also brought the collapse of the Soviet Union and the introduction of an unregulated economic free-for-all that turned a few Russians into billionaires while plunging millions of people...
  • 60 Busted in Bulgarian-Organized 'World's Largest Bank Card Cloning Gang'

    07/12/2011 7:41:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    A total of 60 Bulgarian citizens have now been arrested by police authorities across Europe for participating in a large international scheme for credit card forgery and other crimes.The gang has been active since nine years and has accumulated a fortune estimated at over EUR 50. Around 5000 police officers from Spain Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Germany, US intelligence agents and experts from Europol have contributed to the operation, codenamed Night Clone Card.The Bulgarian crime ring, which has been described as the world's largest in the sphere of bank card cloning, has been active mostly in Italy, where nine suspects were...
  • Five Russian scientists who helped Iran with nuclear secrets killed in plane crash

    06/23/2011 6:07:36 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23rd June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Five Russian scientists who died in a plane crash on Tuesday had been helping Iran with nuclear secrets, it has been revealed. They were among 45 killed when the plane's lights failed in heavy fog and careered into a motorway before bursting into flames - leading conspiracy theorists to believe it was a deliberate plot to kill the nuclear experts. Russian security sources confirmed that the dead scientists worked at the controversial Bushehr nuclear plant on the Iranian Persian Gulf.
  • Russia joins Western chorus for Gaddafi to go

    05/27/2011 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 27th 2011 | Reuters
    Russia believes Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should give up his rule and is prepared to help broker his departure, a senior Russian official said on Friday. The offer -- a change in tone from the Kremlin's previous criticism of Western intervention in Libya -- will provide a boost to NATO powers who say they are determined to finish the job they started and end Gaddafi's 41-year rule. "Colonel Gaddafi has deprived himself of legitimacy with his actions, we should help him leave," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in Deauville. He said Russia could take on a mediation role...
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • NASA Over A Russian Barrel

    04/28/2011 1:00:51 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 27th, 2011 | Rand Simberg
    After decades of short-sighted parochialism, our space policy chickens are finally coming home to roost. This past Friday, Russian news agencies quoted a Russian Space Agency official as refusing to let “unsafe” vehicles dock to the International Space Station (ISS). Sounds reasonable, right? But it’s not what it seems. In reality, it is a bare-knuckled attempt to prevent competition from an upstart American company.
  • Rule 303 is Good Enough for Somali Pirates

    02/22/2011 12:15:23 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 49 replies
    IsraPundit | 2/22/2011 | Bill Levinson
    Somali pirates murder 4 Americans in cold blood but Navy captured 13 pirates alive by Bill Levinson As reported by the Christian Science Monitor, Somali pirates killed four American captives while the United States was negotiating peacefully for their release. US Central Command said four Navy warships were deployed in an effort to secure the Americans' release, and "negotiations were ongoing" when the shooting occurred at 1 a.m. today. Upon hearing gunfire, US forces boarded the Quest and confronted the pirates, capturing 13 and killing two. Attempts to revive the four Americans were unsuccessful and all four died from the...
  • Prosecutor’s Office decides to find 4 escaped terrorists (Moscow theater hostage crisis)

    02/14/2011 7:24:53 PM PST · by struwwelpeter
    Svobodnaya Pressa ^ | February 14th, 2011 | Andrei Polunin
    Those responsible for the large-scale terrorist attack are named in a new criminal case The Moscow prosecutor’s office has canceled the order that terminated the criminal case concerning the terrorist attack on Dubrovka, which took place in October 2002. Igor Trunov, the attorney representing the victims’ interest, revealed this to ‘Svobodnaya Pressa’ (‘SP’). According to Trunov, the Moscow prosecutor’s office was instructed by the chief of the Russian Investigative Committee to carry out a supplementary investigation into the incident. Igor Trunov explains why prosecutors are once again investigating‘Nord-Ost’ ‘SP’: Igor Leonidovich (Trunov), the prosecutor’s decision to continue the investigation, what...
  • Third of Russians think sun spins round Earth?

    02/11/2011 8:43:16 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Alissa de Carbonnel
    Does the sun revolve around the Earth? One in every three Russians thinks so, a spokeswoman for state pollster VsTIOM said on Friday. In a survey released this week, 32 percent of Russians believed the Earth was the center of the Solar system; 55 percent that all radioactivity is man-made; and 29 percent that the first humans lived when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth.
  • Third of Russians think sun revolves around earth, poll finds

    02/12/2011 8:13:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 2/12/11 | Staff
    Does the sun revolve around the Earth? About one third of Russians appear to believe so, according to a survey published today. Thirty-two percent of Russians reject a sun-centered Solar system, four percent more than in 2007 when a similar survey was conducted (Snip) The survey also found 55 percent of Russians believe that radioactivity is a human invention. Twenty-nine percent believe humans lived in the era of dinosaurs. Women are more likely than men to believe scientific superstitions, the survey found.
  • SECRET DEAL: US AGREES TO TELL RUSSIA UK’S NUKE SECRETS

    02/05/2011 11:31:39 PM PST · by runninglips · 17 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 9:25PM GMT 04 Feb 2011 | By Matthew Moore, Gordon Rayner and Christopher Hope
    WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week.