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  • Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

    07/02/2020 6:32:04 AM PDT · by Salman · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 1, 2020 | Andrew Osborn, Vladimir Soldatkin
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. Official results published on Thursday, after 100% of ballots had been counted, showed that the former KGB officer who has ruled Russia for more than two decades as president or prime minister had easily won the right to run for two more six-year terms after the current one ends in 2024. That means Putin, 67, could rule until...
  • Russian origins of black neo-Marxism

    06/27/2020 1:37:42 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 26, 2020 | Gary Gindler
    “White” does not mean white. “White” in radical parlance means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color, sex, or sexual preference who embraces capitalism, free markets, limited government, and American traditional culture and values.”This philosophical concept belongs to Noel Ignatiev, a white American of Russian origin, who is the ideological founding father of numerous radical black movements in America. The author of this concept was even lucky enough to see his best students -- Black Lives Matter (BLM) -- in action. Research into the work of this former Harvard professor finally answered the question of why BLM proponents are so...
  • Russia secretly offered bounties on US troops to Taliban, report says

    06/26/2020 6:53:19 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/26/2020 | Bob Frederick
    A Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to militants in Afghanistan for killing coalition forces — including targeting American troops, according to a report Friday. The revelations, from American intelligence officials — reported by The New York Times — came as the US, Taliban militants and the Afghan government are struggling to cut a peace deal to end the 18-year conflict. The US determined months ago that the Russian unit, which has also been linked to assassination attempts and covert operations in Europe that are intended to destabilize the West, had secretly offered rewards for successful attacks last year,...
  • Living a May Day in a Shuttered World

    05/01/2020 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Living a May Day in a Shuttered World ^ | May 1, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    For centuries now, even millennia, May 1 has been a very big day. Ancient Romans, Etruscans, Greeks and Celts had seasonal festivals as May began, celebrating the coming of summer… modern European countries have May Day carnivals, flower sales, and dances. The Catholic Church considers May the month of Our Lady, a special time of devotion to that greatest of mortal role models… for kids, May is the winding down of the school year, and for adults, it is the long-awaited beginning of planting season (here in the north, at least). And so of course the Left had to go...
  • How the USSR Fought Deadly Epidemics

    03/29/2020 3:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Russia Beyond ^ | MARCH 27 2020 | BORIS EGOROV
    When it came to deadly epidemics, the Soviets didn’t do half-measures. Not only doctors, but the police, army, navy, and even the KGB were all brought in to curb the spread.In 1939, microbiologist Abram Berlin brought a dangerous disease back with him to Moscow from Saratov. There in Saratov, during experiments on animals, he used the living causative agent of the plague, and was strictly confined to quarantine. However, an urgent call from Moscow forced him to go immediately to the capital, unleashing the plague. Berlin checked in at the Hotel National, dined there, and visited a hairdresser. Feeling very...
  • 8 Crazy Things Bernie Has Said To Propagandize Socialism

    03/17/2020 11:00:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2020 | Katya Sedgewick
    Bernie comes with baggage, and the American public rejected him. Looking at how his campaign is awash in money, however, indicates socialism is not going away. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders likes to say his political ideology never changed. In his case, consistency is not a positive.Over the course of decades in public life, Sanders has made multiple statements praising and apologizing for socialism all over the world. Here are a sampling, as well as explanations for why he’s dangerously wrong.1. Bread Lines Are Great “It’s funny sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are...
  • WATCH: Trump honors ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey players on 40-year anniversary of historic Olympic win

    02/21/2020 3:37:41 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    Flanked by members of the famed "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team, President Trump celebrated the team's captivating 1980 performance at a campaign rally on Friday. Forty years removed from defeating the Russian hockey team in the semi-finals of the 1980 Olympic Games, Trump honored the U.S. team's historic victory by bringing captain Mike Eruzione and coach Herb Brooks's daughter onstage during a campaign stop in Las Vegas. The team stood behind Trump as the president ran through his stump speech and lashed out at the fake news media. The players wore red Make America Great Again hats and...
  • I Lived In Soviet Russia When Bernie Sanders Visited, And He’s A Communist Dupe

    02/21/2020 9:51:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/21/2020 | Katya Sedgwick
    Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders likes to market himself as a wise old man who just happens to have clown hair but is right about everything, such as the War in Iraq. Yet his opposition to the Iraq War was dictated not by cool-headed geopolitical calculations, but the lifelong habit of romancing American enemies — as is typical for communism-lovers.The recently surfaced press conference Sanders gave following his return from his honeymoon in Yaroslavl, USSR, is a great example of leftist naĂŻvetĂ© about totalitarian regimes. For Bernie to fawn over Soviet culture the way he did indicates a staggering...
  • On This Day in 1890, Boris Pasternak (author of Dr. Zhivago) Was Born

    02/10/2020 5:05:07 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Feb 10, 2020
    On this day in 1890, the writer Boris Pasternak was born into an affluent and cultured Russian-Jewish family. His father, Leonid, was a renowned artist and professor at the Moscow School of Painting; his mother Rosa, nee Kaufman, was a concert pianist. His parents’ social circle included notable figures of the day such as Sergei Rachmaninoff and Leo Tolstoy. The influence of this creative community led the young Pasternak to study first music and then philosophy, both in Russia and abroad. In 1912 he abandoned academia to pursue his true calling: poetry and prose. The outbreak of World War I...
  • McDonald's in Russia Turns 30

    01/31/2020 2:55:17 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 2020
    The U.S. fast food giant opened its first chain in Moscow on this day 30 years ago, in the final months of the Soviet Union. McDonald’s opened the doors of its first restaurant in Russia 30 years ago, on Jan. 31, 1990. With 900 seats, it was the largest McDonald’s in the world at the time. Muscovites started queuing at 4:30 a.m. for their chance to get a taste of the famous American fast food. McDonald’s sold 34,000 burgers on its first day — smashing the burger chain’s previous first-day record of 9,100. Around 27,000 Russians applied to work at...
  • Moscow furious after Ukraine leader points out Soviet collusion with Nazis

    01/31/2020 11:22:18 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 82 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Jan 2020 | AFP
    The Kremlin reacted with fury on Tuesday after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Soviet collusion with Nazi Germany led to the outbreak of World War II. While visiting Poland on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp, Zelensky said the Poles “were the first to feel the consequences of the criminal collusion of the totalitarian regimes.” Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded and carved up Poland in September 1939 under a secret clause of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The Nazi invasion prompted Britain and France to declare war on Germany. “We categorically disagree with...
  • The Poet and the Lady: Andrei Voznesensky and Jacqueline Kennedy

    01/24/2020 2:42:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 2020 | Andrei Muchnik
    “The Poet and the Lady” is an exhibition devoted to the unlikely friendship between the Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky and American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The exhibition is at the Voznesensky Center, a relatively new addition to the Moscow museum scene, which has the mission of not just telling the story of Andrei Voznesensky, but the entire “Thaw” era in the 1960s. The Voznesensky Center also promotes contemporary culture and art and highlights its connection to Voznesensky’s generation. “The Poet and the Lady” is displayed in several halls, each devoted to certain aspects of the Voznesensky-Kennedy relationship. The first hall,...
  • Bernie Sanders isn't a joke. He's dangerous

    01/20/2020 7:37:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2020 | The Washington Examiner
    Pundits wrote off Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign back in October after his heart attack evoked the risks of nominating a candidate who would turn 80 during the first year of his presidency. But since then, Sanders has made a remarkable comeback — and not just in terms of his health. Having climbed to second place nationally and raised a whopping $34.5 million in the fourth quarter, he now finds himself leading in New Hampshire and tied for first place in Iowa, according to the latest CBS/YouGov poll. Perhaps Joe Biden, who enjoys much stronger support among black voters, is still...
  • SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Trashes Vindman as 'Operative with an Agenda'

    11/20/2019 10:25:53 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Journal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Jared Harris
    The former Navy SEAL who sent Osama Bin Laden to the grave weighed in on a star witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, and it wasn’t pretty. Robert O’Neill slammed Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Tuesday for his allegedly partisan motives in the Democrats’ attempt to oust the president. ... O’Neill wrote. “I wish the left wouldn’t use his uniform to make him a saint. He’s an operative with an agenda.” ... The lieutenant colonel even went outside his chain of command, a move that lends weight to the theory he is simply an anti-Trump operative taking the...
  • Andrei Vyshinsky - Stalin's Chief Prosecutor

    11/11/2019 9:55:09 AM PST · by Belteshazzar · 19 replies
    World Future Fund ^ | A. Y. Vyshinsky
    ANDREI VYSHINSKY QUOTES THE LEGAL PHILOSOPHY OF TERROR IN STALIN'S RUSSIA Although Andrei Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky is best known as Joseph Stalin's chief prosecutor during the trials of "state enemies" in the 1930s, Vyshinsky was also something of a theorist of the relationship between law, Marxism-Leninism, and the Socialist state. The quotations below are drawn from three of Vyshinsky's publications. They illustrate the basic direction of Vyshinsky's thought and political philosophy throughout his life as a leading member of the Soviet state apparatus. What is here is a scientific justification for the use of terror by the state.
  • Russia Became a Communist Hellhole Because of This Man

    11/07/2019 4:27:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 6, 2019 | Richard Lim
    To understand communism, it’s important to look at the man who was the first to institute a government dedicated to Karl Marx’s ideals: Vladimir Lenin. When I was in college, I recall a conversation with several classmates who joked about throwing a get-together and naming it “The Communist Party.” They mocked the idea that anyone would fear this supposedly well-meaning ideology. I wonder if they would have been laughing if they were in the presence of gulag survivors. This Nov. 7 marks the 102nd anniversary of Lenin’s rise to power in Russia, and Nov. 9 will mark the 30th anniversary...
  • Dr. Strangeshiff, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Impeachment

    10/18/2019 6:24:59 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2019 | Gary Gindler
    Who could have guessed that the words of Soviet secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria to Joseph Stalin, "Show me the man, and I will show you the crime," would be strangely embodied in American politics and jurisprudence in the 21st century? Moreover, according to Dr. Strangesсhiff — congressman, chairman, and commissar — these wonderful words have recently found their way into the U.S. Constitution. Secret impeachment would seem to be a new idea, but the curious Dr. Strangesсhiff borrowed it from the closed Soviet trials of dissidents, "enemies of the people," and other "undesirable elements." Bravo, comrade Strangesсhiff! Please, continue...
  • An Open Letter to Google's Sergey Brin

    10/15/2019 7:58:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/15/2019 | Dennis Prager
    Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel. I was chosen because I was a committed Jew and because I knew Hebrew and Russian. I was no hero, but the trip did entail risk. The Soviets did not appreciate people smuggling out names of Soviet citizens who sought to emigrate, information the...
  • Adam Schiff’s ‘Grand Jury’

    10/14/2019 5:46:45 AM PDT · by karpov · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 13, 2019 5:50 pm ET
    ... Mrs. Pelosi took the impeachment reins away from Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and handed them to Mr. Schiff, who has been running secret hearings as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee. Witnesses testify behind closed doors, and Democrats selectively leak the testimony or evidence to the pro-impeachment press in ways that are often distorted or incomplete. Republicans then offer a competing narrative, and the public is left to wonder what’s true. All of this is supposedly in service to the serious purpose of removing a President elected by 63 million Americans. Mr. Schiff was challenged on his secrecy on Sunday...
  • 'Godless Utopia: The Anti-Religious Campaign In Russia'

    10/13/2019 3:44:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 12, 2019 | Jennifer Eremeeva
    In October 1917, Lenin's Bolshevik Party seized power and inaugurated the first communist workers' state, founded on the principles of Karl Marx's “Das Kapital.” Almost immediately, the race was on to turn antiquated, almost feudal imperial Russia into a communist utopia. It was a tall order in Russia: the vast majority of the population of the nascent Soviet state were illiterate peasants, for whom the traditions and tenants of Orthodox Christianity were the sole cultural and spiritual bedrock. Replacing it with the more complicated economic and social principles of Marxism took ingenuity, dedication and ruthlessness. The state embarked on a...