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Ex-colonel who carried Putin’s nuclear codes found shot [another one bites the dust!]
www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2022 | Mike Glenn

Posted on 06/23/2022 7:12:15 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com

A retired Russian colonel tasked with carrying President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear codes remains hospitalized after he was found shot at his home near Moscow.

Vadim Zimin, 53, is “gravely ill” and in intensive care after his brother found him in a pool of blood on Monday, according to media reports.

The retired colonel of Russia’s Federal Security Service — formerly known as the KGB during the Soviet era — had been in charge of the briefcase carrying the country’s nuclear codes. It always accompanies the Kremlin leader.

He also carried the nuclear briefcase as an aide to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, according to reports.

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1 posted on 06/23/2022 7:12:15 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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gravely ill or dead or both ?


2 posted on 06/23/2022 7:14:13 AM PDT by butlerweave
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3 posted on 06/23/2022 7:15:34 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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News
Putin colonel Vadim Zimin who carried Russian president’s nuclear codes found dead at home
June 22, 2022

A SECRETIVE colonel Vadim Zimin who carried the Russian president’s nuclear codes has been found shot at his home, it was reported.

After leaving his position as an officer in the security services, the mysterious Vadim Zimin, who is 53 years old, is being investigated for allegedly accepting bribes in his new job in the customs service.

Zimin is a former colonel from the Federal Security Service. During his time in the FSS, he was in charge of the briefcase that carries the Russian nuclear controls and that is always carried by the head of the Kremlin.

It is well known that he served in this capacity as an advisor to the previous President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin.

Zimin remained in the security agency when his predecessor Vladimir Putin was replaced, advancing through the ranks to become a colonel.

However, the specifics of his work are not quite apparent, and there is just one image of Zimin.

In the kitchen of his apartment in Krasnogorsk, which is located in the Moscow region, he was discovered dead from gunshot wounds.

Zimin was discovered by his brother, who, according to reports, had been hiding in the bathroom during the shooting that took place on Monday.

He was injured in the head and was laying in a pool of blood; a pistol marked Izh 79-9TM was lying nearby.

At the time, his common law wife, who worked as a medical professional, was away tending to wounded soldiers who had been affected by Putin’s conflict in Ukraine.

According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, the incident took place while Zimin was the subject of a criminal investigation for the alleged accepting of bribes after being promoted to a prominent job within the customs department.

It is believed that the launch system for the Kremlin’s strategic missiles is concealed within the mysterious briefcase.

The bag, which has a unique key code and is generally monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and controls every aspect of Moscow’s nuclear arsenal.

It is said to be overseen by an armed security officer who travels with Putin wherever he goes and watches over him at all times.

The Russian word for briefcase is cheget, and its development began in the early 1980s. In 2019, the case was shown to the rest of the world for the first first time, and its contents were broadcast live on television.

It’s well knowledge that Putin likes to poke fun at the West by insisting that the officer who carries the nuclear codes is visible beside him.

This took place in April in Moscow, when he was attending the burial of ultra-nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

The unsettling appearance of a high-ranking military commander carrying a briefcase has prompted speculation that Vladimir Putin, who has been accused of engaging in aggressive behavior, may be preparing to use lethal nuclear weapons.

According to the media in the area, despite the fact that the case is frequently shown as being held by an adviser who is there beside Putin, there are in fact not just one but three in total.

Every one of these can be reached by the three officials in the Russian Federation who hold the highest ranks.

According to the investigators, the most peculiar feature of the case is the launch button, which, contrary to popular belief, is white rather than the more traditional color of red.
https://www.fox3now.com/putin-colonel-vadim-zimin-who-carried-russian-presidents-nuclear-codes-found-dead-at-home/


4 posted on 06/23/2022 7:15:45 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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Apparently, Zimin was discovered by his brother, who, according to reports, had been hiding in the bathroom during the shooting that took place on Monday.

He was injured in the head and was laying in a pool of blood; a pistol marked Izh 79-9TM was lying nearby.


5 posted on 06/23/2022 7:16:42 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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Latest Defense Politics Asia update...
https://youtu.be/eZabcjLQPr0


6 posted on 06/23/2022 7:16:54 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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meanwhile, joe biden is killing us.


7 posted on 06/23/2022 7:17:09 AM PDT by mylife (It looks just like a telefunken U47... (===)
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Badda bing, Badda boom !

Oh how the Lefty Dems are so envious of that power.

I expect to see a few Fort Marcy Park cameos soon.


8 posted on 06/23/2022 7:17:37 AM PDT by Candor7 (ObamaFascism:https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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And Fausi


9 posted on 06/23/2022 7:17:49 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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“the incident took place while Zimin was the subject of a criminal investigation for the alleged accepting of bribes after being promoted to a prominent job within the customs department.”

I won’t be shedding any tears for this guy.


10 posted on 06/23/2022 7:20:10 AM PDT by jimwatx
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...“gravely ill”...

Heh.


11 posted on 06/23/2022 7:20:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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How do you say arkancide in Russian?
12 posted on 06/23/2022 7:21:22 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Let go of those samskaras, and the love will flow through you. The love is the Holy Spirit of God.)
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Ukraine claims ‘significant’ Snake Island victory over Russian forces Access to the comments VIDEO

https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/22/ukraine-claims-significant-snake-island-victory-over-russian-forces

Ukraine claims ‘significant losses’ to Russia in Snake Island airstrike attacks: June 22 recap

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/22/ukraine-russia-invasion-live-updates/7696471001/


13 posted on 06/23/2022 7:23:07 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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Wait, what the hell did HE know about Hillary Clinton?


14 posted on 06/23/2022 7:25:34 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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Sensationalism - has nothing to do with his having carried nuclear codes.


15 posted on 06/23/2022 7:25:47 AM PDT by bigbob (z)
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Your president craps his pants.


16 posted on 06/23/2022 7:29:49 AM PDT by JonPreston (Q: Never have so many, been so wrong, so often)
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To: mylife

Yep.
I don’t understand why US citizens seem to care more about the Ukraine than our country.
Sanctions are hurting the west more than Russia.
Oil and gas revenues are up.
The Ruble is up.
Etc.


17 posted on 06/23/2022 7:30:24 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Savage Beast

Exactly, PUS -TIN is regularly knocking of any individuals he sees as opponents of his power.

INTERESTING COMMENT: Maybe he was too compassionate regarding his Russian soldiers getting killed?!?!?

*** At the time, his common law wife, who worked as a medical professional, was away TENDING TO WOUNDED SOLDIERS who had been affected by Putin’s conflict in Ukraine.


18 posted on 06/23/2022 7:38:31 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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To: EEGator

its madness and its escalating


19 posted on 06/23/2022 7:43:04 AM PDT by mylife (It looks just like a telefunken U47... (===)
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To: EEGator

“Nobody today would buy Russian oil at $120 a barrel. And in fact there are plenty of energy buyers who will not buy Russian oil at any price today, whether because of sanctions or because of reputational risk,” he said. “The Russian economy is losing approximately $200 million dollars a day — or $70 billion on an annual basis — as a direct result of the war.”

What’s more, European nations have vowed to cut their imports of Russian gas by two-thirds this year — a potentially crippling blow given Russia’s dependence on energy exports.

One sign the Russian economy remains under severe pressure is that inflation in Russia is more than double the rate in the U.S. That’s creating pressure for Russians to move their money out of the country, said Frankel of the Harvard Kennedy School.

“The temptation to get assets out of Russia, for Russian citizens to find a way around the controls ... will grow, especially with the inflation rate now as high as it has shot up,” he said.

Another concern for Russia is that the cutoff of imports could lead to industrial shortages, while a drop in foreign investment is expected to drag down the country’s economic growth for years, the Institute of International Finance predicted. The IIF expects Russia’s economy to shrink 15% this year, wiping out more than a decade of economic development.

“Export controls, the ‘brain drain’ of talent out of the country; a European shift away from Russian energy dependence and an exceptionally unfriendly business climate will all weigh on Russia’s growth in the years to come,” Ribakova said.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-ukraine-ruble-currency-russian-economy-2022/


20 posted on 06/23/2022 7:45:26 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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