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    Russian President Vladimir Putin — Satirical spectacle on ice

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    Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:28 AM ET

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    The cover of the Feb. 3 edition of The New Yorker magazine has some fun with Russian president Vladimir Putin heading into the Winter Olympics in Sochi next week.
    Two different magazine covers with strikingly similar concepts combine Russian president Vladimir Putin and figure skating to create a satirical spectacle on ice.


    With the Olympics set to begin next week, The New Yorker and The Economist both have some fun with Putin on their latest covers, depicting him as a figure skater striking flamboyant poses. In a cartoon titled “Jury of his Peers” on the cover of the Feb. 3 issue, New Yorker artist Barry Blitt depicts Putin on a skating rink leaping into the air with his arms spread as a panel of identical Putins rate his performance.


    In a post about the cover on The New Yorkersite, Blitt said: “Mr. Putin is a gift to caricaturists (but to humanity in general, not so much).”



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    The Feb. 1 issue of The Economist also depicts Putin as a figure skater, leaving the symbolic “Russia” in his wake.


    One of the Russian leader’s most notable human-rights controversies has involved an anti-gay law passed last July. It outlaws “propaganda” of “non-traditional sexual relations” around minors. However, in comments to state-run media last week, Putin said: “We are not forbidding anything and nobody is being grabbed off the street, and there is no punishment for such kinds of relations … You can feel relaxed and calm [in Russia], but leave children alone please.”


    The cover of the Feb. 1 issue of The Economist shows Putin striking a pose on figure skates while a female skater falls on her backside in his wake. The word “Russia” is on the back of her outfit. The title is “The triumph of Vladimir Putin.”


    The government has spent a reported $51 billion to prepare for the Olympics in Sochi and denied numerous allegations of corruption. A 2012 report by the government’s Audit Chamber unearthed $500 million in “unreasonable” expenditures related to the Olympics, according to The Associated Press.


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    Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian: Corruption “Into Hundreds of Billions of Dollars”
    Putin’s Fake Anti-Corruption Drive


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    A Secret Putin Palace on Russia’s Black Sea?




    On paper, this mansion in the village of Praskoveyevka, located on the northern coast of Russia’s Black Sea, is owned by Indocopas, a mysterious company without a Web site or even a phone number. The real owner is rumored to be President Vladimir Putin.
    On a recent morning, in the village of Praskoveyevka, located on the northern coast of Russia’s Black Sea, a few hours’ drive from Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, a group of activists—some in bathing suits, others in the nude—went for a swim at a public beach. Their goal: to get a closer look at an extravagant mansion, set in the middle of a nearby forest. The house, with its black, iron gate and Soviet era façade, looked surreal, as if someone had transported it from Moscow and dropped it in the middle of nowhere.
    We’ll bet the food and the service are terrific….
    A Secret Putin Palace on Russia’s Black Sea?
    Putin Denies Any Corruption Associated At Sochi Winter Olympics
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    Vladimir Putin isn’t happy there’s no Olympic dog wrestling…..

    No Olympic pedophilia event…. The world public is shocked. Nobody can understand why the Russian president did such a strange thing as kissing the stomach of an unfamiliar small boy.

    No imprisonment of little girls event….. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova attending a court session in April this year (EPA)

    Bo gay bashing events since Russia and Putin have been blasted from pretty much everyone on their anti-gay pogrom.
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    January 30, 2014, 03:15 pm
    Republicans: US needs to act on Russia missile treaty violations


    By Jeremy Herb and Julian Pecquet

    Republicans said Thursday the Obama administration should take action over an apparent Russian violation of the treaty banning testing of medium-range missiles.

    Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee issued a statement slamming the administration for ignoring the Russian treaty violation and not acting.

    “If the Administration wishfully waves away blatant infractions on current agreements, how are we supposed to trust future pacts?” Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) and three GOP subcommittee chairs asked in a statement.“Since 2012, Congress has pushed the Administration to take Russian cheating on nuclear treaties seriously,” the committee members said. “We have been ignored, as has Russia’s material breach of the central arms control treaty of the nuclear era. Treaties are meaningless unless both sides sign in good faith.”

    The New York Times reported Thursday the United States informed its NATO allies this month that Russia had tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, in violation of the 1987 treaty signed by President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Obama administration officials have pressed the Russians on the tests, according to the report. But the Russians said they investigated and considered the case closed, and the U.S. was not ready to formally declare the missile tests had violated the treaty.

    Administration officials briefed members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday on "treaty compliance issues."

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the ranking member on the panel, said Republicans have long raised concerns about Russian violations of the treaty.

    "There's been frustration in Congress for the last couple of years with regard to this issue — not the last couple of weeks," Corker told The Hill.

    "There is a concern that maybe we should be slightly more straightforward on the matter than we've been."

    Former Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.), a longtime GOP leader on missile defense, said in 2009 that Russian violations of the missile test treaty were one reason he opposed the New START agreement.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the treaty violations were another way Putin was testing the U.S. and the boundaries of the treaty.

    “This is just another example of where Putin is sowing his oats, and nobody really takes us seriously anymore,” Graham said. “All the regimes that are the problem are getting stronger and all the people who’d be our friends are getting weaker.”

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    Russian Tu-160 bombers will fly new cruise missile

    The Tu-160 (Image © Tupolev)

    Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160 (Ту-160) strategic bombers will fly the new Raduga Kh-101 cruise missile, its long-range fleet commander confirmed to Russian journalists this week.

    The Kh-101 is capable of delivering a payload of up to 880 pounds (400 kg) at a distance of 6,000 miles (9,600 km) after being launched from the belly of the Blackjack, NATO’s reporting name for the Tu-160.

    Russian AF Gen. Lt. Anatoly Zhikharev says that in 2014 other nations will not only notice more than last years 15 cruise missile tests, but will also see the 16 Tu-160s still in service more often on long-range patrol with stops in befriended nations all over the world. He didn’t say anything about any payload on those missions, but the Tu-160s are tasked with carrying conventional and nuclear weapons.

    Tease
    To tease and test the response Tu-160s and the smaller Tu-22Ms have been training against targets in North America, Europe and US-allied nations like Sweden and Colombia last year a couple of times. On their international power show – the first of the scale in five years time – Tu-160s landed in Nicaragua and Venezuela.

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    The Blackjack has a wingspan of 55.7 metres and a length of 55.7 metres. Its four turbofans give it an operational maximum speed of 971 knots (1800 km/h or Mach 1.5) and can bring the plane up to an altitude of more than 42,000 feet.

    The Tu-160 is the world’s biggest combat aircraft, the largest supersonic aircraft and the largest plane which can move its wings in horizontal position (variable sweep) to accommodate high speeds. The plane can carry up to 40,000 kg (88,185 lb) of bombs and missiles in two internal bays. Although weapons can be attached externally, it is not often done – partly in order to lower the radar cross-section (visibility to enemy radar) of the aircraft.

    Upgrading
    First flight of the Tu-160 was in 1981, with the type entering Russian Air Force service in 1987. Thirty-six aircraft were built. Moscow is slowly upgrading the current fleet, with money allocated for three of the remaining 16 Blackjacks. The improvements will include comm/nav gear and better engines.

    Tu-160s are based at Engels Airbase near Saratov in the heart of the former Soviet Union, relatively close to the Russian border with Kazakhstan. The Blackjacks fly with a crew of four.

    © 2014 AIRheads’ editor Marcel Burger

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    While everybody is focused on Sochi, there comes this news, which shows not only a lack of true Russian Nationalism, but also could be preps for a Nuclear War;


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    Russian PM orders analyzing HQ relocation of some state-own companies to Far East

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    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered analyzing the possibility of relocating the main offices of a number of major companies partly or wholly owned by the state to the Far East, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev told journalists.


    "The matter concerns the relocation of the main offices and transfer of the workforce, and in the case of state-own companies, the transfer of the tax base to the Far East," Trutnev told journalists on Wednesday following a government conference hosted by the prime minister, which dealt with the Far East's socioeconomic development.

    Trutnev refrained from specifying the relocation of what companies to the Far East could be considered, noting that these proposals would first be submitted to the government leadership.

    The proposals should be drawn up by the next conference dealing with the Far East to take place in a month, he said.
    Asked by journalists whether the relocation of the Russian capital to the Far East is being discussed with the aim of prioritizing the region's development, Trutnev said he "didn't hear anything about this.

    Voice of Russia, Interfax


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    Sergei Shoigu Arrived in Kamchatka to Assess the State of the Pacific Fleet

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    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Kamchatka on a working trip to assess the state of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet, said the head of the press service and information of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov.


    “The tour program includes a visit to the home base of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet in the closed city “Vilyuchinsk”, control of the progress of construction of infrastructure for the base of nuclear submarine of the new generation, which includes directly the pier zone and technical support objects as well as social objects”, – said general Konashenkov.


    The Minister will listen to the reports from the commanders of the Eastern Military District, the Pacific Fleet and submarine forces on the reconstruction and development of an integrated system of bases for strategic and attack submarines as part of the plan of the construction of the armed forces of Russia until 2020, informed the head of the department.
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    Sergei Shoigu Arrived in Kamchatka to Assess the State of the Pacific Fleet

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    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Kamchatka on a working trip to assess the state of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet, said the head of the press service and information of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov.


    “The tour program includes a visit to the home base of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet in the closed city “Vilyuchinsk”, control of the progress of construction of infrastructure for the base of nuclear submarine of the new generation, which includes directly the pier zone and technical support objects as well as social objects”, – said general Konashenkov.


    The Minister will listen to the reports from the commanders of the Eastern Military District, the Pacific Fleet and submarine forces on the reconstruction and development of an integrated system of bases for strategic and attack submarines as part of the plan of the construction of the armed forces of Russia until 2020, informed the head of the department.
    Again, FarEastern/Siberian preparations.... Why?
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    It could just be as said. A shift in tax base. Say a state like West Virginia, which is not a rich state had the companies of Seattle move there. A substantial tax shift. Then again, it IS the old dog leadership of Russia.

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    Russia to Strengthen Mediterranean Force With ‘Stealth’ Subs


    Varshavyanka
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    MOSCOW, February 20 (RIA Novosti) – The combat capability of Russia’s naval task force in the Mediterranean will increase significantly following the first deliveries of Varshavyanka-class submarines to the Black Sea Fleet in 2015, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Thursday.

    Russia formed a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean last year to defend its interests in the region. The move was widely seen, however, as a response to calls for international intervention in the worsening civil war in Syria, Russia’s longtime ally.

    The task force currently consists of 12 warships and auxiliary vessels, including the nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky and aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

    According to Chirkov, the Russian warships are taking part in an international operation to remove chemical weapons stockpiles from Syria.



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    “In general, the tasks assigned to the Mediterranean group are absolutely clear: to thwart any threat to Russia’s borders and security,” the admiral said, adding that it is normal practice for any country to keep naval assets in vital regions around the globe.

    Chirkov said that the first Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarine, the Novorossiisk, will join the Black Sea Fleet in 2015.

    The Defense Ministry has ordered a total of six Varshavyanka-class subs, dubbed “black holes in the ocean” by the US Navy because they are nearly undetectable when submerged.

    According to the Admiralty shipyard in St. Petersburg, the second and third subs in the series will be floated out in May and June, respectively, “to be delivered to the customer by yearend.”


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    Pyotr Veliky – flagship of the Northern Fleet

    Construction of the fourth submarine – the Krasnodar – began at the shipyard Thursday.

    The Varshavyanka-class (Project 636) is an improved version of the Kilo-class submarines and features advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and the ability to strike land, surface and underwater targets.

    The submarines are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine missions in relatively shallow waters.

    The vessels, crewed by 52 submariners, have an underwater speed of 20 knots and a cruising range of 400 miles (650 kilometers) with the ability to patrol for 45 days. They are armed with 18 torpedoes and eight surface-to-air missiles.

    The Black Sea Fleet has not received new submarines for decades and currently operates only one boat: the Kilo-class Alrosa, which joined the navy in 1990.

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    Chinese, Mexican defense ministers hold talks on military cooperation



    Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (2nd L) reviews an honour guard at Mexican defense ministry in Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 1, 2010. Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie is in Mexico on an official good-will visit at the invitation of Mexican Secretary of National Defense Guillermo Galvan Galvan. (Xinhua/David de la Paz)

    MEXICO CITY, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met his Mexican counterpart Guillermo Galvan Galvan here Wednesday to promote bilateral military cooperation.

    Liang, also China's state councilor, said that Mexico is China's good friend and partner in the Latin American region, adding China attaches great importance to developing ties with Mexico.

    China is willing to boost its military ties with Mexico and deepen bilateral military exchanges and cooperation in various fields, he said.

    Liang thanked the Mexican government for its support to China on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet.

    Galvan said China is a great country, and Mexico has high expectations for boosting its military ties with China. The two sides can strengthen exchanges to expand military cooperation, the minister added.

    Liang also met Mexico's Navy Minister Mariano Francisco Sainez Mendoza, and both sides agreed to promote military exchanges and cooperation.

    Liang arrived here Tuesday for a four-day visit.

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    Chinese defense minister meets with Latin American nations to develop military relations
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    BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met with delegates to the 1st China-Latin America high-level defense forum on Tuesday.

    Liang hailed the increasingly close relations between China and Latin American countries in recent years, noting that the two sides have enjoyed frequent high-level visits, deepening political mutual trust, strengthening communication and cooperation, as well as effective coordination on major international affairs.

    He said the forum shows that China attaches great importance to developing military relations with Latin American countries.

    The forum has provided a platform for the two sides to communicate at the senior official level and will increase friendship and trust between the military leaders of both sides so as to develop future China-Latin American military relations, Liang said.

    On behalf of the delegates, Pedro Siqueira, Uruguayan commander in chief of the army, said the forum has given Latin American countries more knowledge about China and it has also helped enhance communication between the militaries of both sides.

    He expressed the hope that the Chinese military will pay more visits to Latin American countries in order to increase mutual understanding.
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    Russian military cargo plane lands in Veracruz Mexico

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    - It is very well the largest airplane in the world as the Soviet Air Charter company so claims, and it has landed in Mexico of all places. Last Saturday, September 22rd, under the cover of night, an Antonov Russian strategic transport airplane, landed at the international Navy Air Base airport of Veracruz. This news was confirmed by Mexican General Heriberto Jara Corona, who heads the Aeronautics division of the Federal Secretary of Communications and Transport.

    According to ‘off the record’ information gathered by the local media, the airship supposedly transported two Russian helicopters for the National Oceanic Force from Russia to Mexico. The questions remains, where are the helicopters, why are there no pictures of them? Are there any helicopters at all? Is something else being transported? Is Russia working with the Mexican armed forces in preparation for a full-scale invasion of the United States by bringing in military cargo into Mexican ports.

    The notion of these helicopters being brought into Mexico for the Drug war does not convince anyone when it is the US-Mexico Merida Initiative that guarantees this type of equipment to fight the criminal insurgency that has left a whopping 120,000 Mexicans dead.

    Nevertheless, the Mexican Airspace Navigation Service confirmed that the airship arrived directly at the naval air station de Las Bajadas belonging to the Secretariat of Navy – the Mexican Navy and soon carted to the platform of the civilian airfield, after 17 hours of flight without any stops.

    The Anotov is used to transport loads of great dimensions. The airplane can incline to facilitate the entrance of payload and can take up to 150 tons of cargo, also up to 88 passengers in an upper deck behind the cabin. Nevertheless, due to the limited pressurization of the fuselage, it rarely transports parachutists.

    It is well-known that these aircraft were designed initially for occasional military use which does not discard the fact that this may be a military operation made to look like a civilian transport plane. With the recent information that China is also using civilian cruisers like the Green pearl to transport troops and equipment, one needs to not underestimate the enemy forces and what their forms of operation are. Especially, when confirmation has come that China has at least 12 military bases in Mexico as reported by an Australian family member that has a relative that works at the Echelon, NSA, Pine Gap facility in Australia.

    References:


    1. Antonov An-124, Soviet Air Charter, http://www.sovietaircharter.com/planeAN124.htm
    2. The Lowdown on Chinese Troops in Mexico, God Like Productions, http://www.godlikeproductions.com/fo...age1410625/pg1
    3. Un “Gigante” aéreo directo de Rusia aterriza en tierras veracruzanas, http://golpepolitico.com/2012/09/23/...-veracruzanas/
    4. Aterrizan un “monstro”!, NOTIVER, http://www.notiver.com.mx/index.php/...d=3&posicion=3



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    Red Dawn Alert: Nicaragua’s Sandinista-dominated legislature obeys “urgent request” from President Ortega, authorizes entrance of Russian, Cuban, Venezuelan and Mexican troops, Warplanes, Warships into C. American country; Russian Navy to Patrol Nicaraguan Waters, Jan. 1 to June 30, 2014; Nicaraguan soldiers to train in Russia, Cuba, Venezuela; US presence in counter-narc ops mere window dressing

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    More than two decades have passed since the fake ”death of communism.” The West no longer perceives a threat to its existence from states holding, secretly or openly, to this ideology.

    However, the revived Communist Bloc appears to be contemplating a real Red Dawn scenario. Using its Cold War-era beachhead in Central America, the neo-Soviet regime and its leftist allies in Latin America are even now preparing to attack the USA . . . in full view of the sleep-walking shopping mall regime and with the total complicity of the treasonous Obama Admin.

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    Parliament of Nicaragua votes for Russian Military Presence


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    Nicaragua's Parliament Ratified the Government's Decision Allowing Russian Military Units, Planes and Ships to Visit the Central American Country



    The voting took place at an urgent request of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

    Under the document, ships and planes of Russia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela will be able to visit Nicaragua in the first half of 2014. Their crews are allowed to participate "in exchange of experience and training" of Nicaragua's servicemen.

    Moreover, Russian servicemen together with Nicaragua's armed forces will take part in a joint patrolling of the republic's territorial waters in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean from January 1 to June 30, 2014.

    The main task of these operations is to fight drug trafficking. The US servicemen were issued a similar permit.

    Voice of Russia, TASS
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    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it plans to expand its worldwide military presence by seeking permission for navy ships to use ports in Latin America, Asia and elsewhere.

    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday in remarks carried by Russian news agencies the military was conducting talks with Algeria, Cyprus, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba, Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore.

    He said that it was essential for the Russian navy to be able to call at their ports to service its ships.

    Shoigu said Russia was also talking to some of those countries asking them to allow long-range bombers to use their air bases for refueling.

    President Vladimir Putin has launched a massive military modernization program and sought to demonstrate Russia's global reach by sending navy ships to the Mediterranean, Latin America and other areas.

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    What Russian Children Learn in School

    Now in the US this would be considered child abuse by the liberal socialist teaching establishment

    Assembly and disassembly of the assault rifle AK-74 in Russian school.

    The "Patriot" competition among the students of 9-10 grade.



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    Funny, we used to do the same thing in school with M14s.../shrug

    Of course, back then even boys were men at 13.....
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    So, there's this kid at work... kid to me, probably mid-twenties, might be 28, not sure. Has a very strong "Checkov" accent but speaks English well enough.

    I asked him today "Are you Russian?"

    "Yes, no... I'm from Uzbekistan - but yes, really Russian...."

    "What do you think of all this stuff going on?"

    "Oh, there has been problems from Ukraine since Russia and Ukraine broke up. But, you know I don't care one way or the other. And Putin, he is a very good guy, wouldn't hurt a fly. He is a good man so what ever he does is a good thing...."


    Wow. Definite difference in my thinking.....
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    RISE OF A NEW MOTHERLAND







    Crimea votes for Russia union...
    60,000 troops massed on border...
    Putin's Popularity Soars...
    Goals reach far beyond peninsula...
    REPORT: Russia Downs US Drone...
    Obama rejects vote results...
    Soros Predicts Ukraine Could Ruin EU...
    State TV says Russia could turn USA to 'radioactive ash'...


    Julia Ioffe ‏@juliaioffe 2m
    Not good: Russian Foreign Ministry posts this old World War II ballad, "Wait For Me," on its FB page.

    https://www.facebook.com/MIDRussia/p...67855943313852


    http://www.simonov.co.uk/biography.htm

    In February 1942, when the Germans were being driven back from Moscow, Pravda published a lyric which immediately won the hearts of our troops. It was "Wait for me". Soldiers cut it out of the paper, copied it out as they sat in the trenches, learned it by heart and sent it back in letters to wives and girlfriends; it was found in the breast pockets of the killed and wounded. In the history of Russian poetry it would be hard to find a poem which had such an impact on the people as "Wait for me". It made the Soviet officer and Russian poet - Konstantin Simonov - world famous.

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    Yes, it's come to that point, the Russian people have become so (justifiably?) paranoid, that they think their Motherland, 'Za Rodinu', is threatened by the Ultranationalist Regime of Obama and Merkel in the Ukraine just as much as Russia was in 1941 by the Nazis.
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    Russian Su -24 scores off against the American "USS Donald Cook"


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    Russian Sukhoi Su -24 with the newest jamming complex paralyzed in the Black Sea the most modern American combat management system "Aegis" installed on the destroyer "USS Donald Cook". Pavel Zolotarev, Deputy Director, Institute of USA and Canada, shares details about this version which is being actively discussed in the Russian media and by bloggers.

    US destroyer "Donald Cook" with cruise missiles "Tomahawk" entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.

    In response, Russia sent an unarmed bomber Su- 24 to fly around the U.S. destroyer. However, experts say that this plane was equipped with the latest Russian electronic warfare complex. According to this version, "Aegis" spotted from afar the approaching aircraft, and sounded alarm. Everything went normally, American radars calculated the speed of the approaching target. And suddenly all the screens went blank. "Aegis" was not working any more, and the rockets could not get target information. Meanwhile, Su-24 flew over the deck of the destroyer, did battle turn and simulated missile attack on the target. Then it turned and repeated the maneuver. And did so 12 times.

    Apparently, all efforts to revive the "Aegis" and provide target information for the defence failed. Russia's reaction to military pressure from the United States was profoundly calm, feels the Russian political scientist Pavel Zolotarev:

    The demonstration was original enough. A bomber without any weapons, but having onboard equipment for jamming enemy radar, worked against a destroyer equipped with "Aegis", the most modern system of air and missile defence. But this system of mobile location, in this case the ship, has a significant drawback. That is, the target tracking capabilities. They work well when there is a number of these ships which can coordinate with each other somehow. In this case there was just one destroyer. And, apparently, the algorithm of the radar in the "Aegis” system on the destroyer did not load under the influence of jamming by the Su-24. It was therefore not only a nervous reaction to the fact of flying around by the Russin bomber which was common practice during the Cold War. The reaction of the Americans was due to the fact that most modern system, especially its informative or radar part, did not work adequately. Therefore, there was such a nervous reaction to the whole episode.

    After the incident, the foreign media reported that "Donald Cook" was rushed into a port in Romania. There all the 27 members of the crew filed a letter of resignation. It seems that all 27 people have written that they are not going to risk their lives. This is indirectly confirmed by the Pentagon statement according to which the action demoralized the crew of the American ship.

    What are the possible consequences of the incident provoked by the U.S. in the Black Sea? Pavel Zolotarev forecasts:

    I think that Americans are somehow going to reflect on improving the system “Aegis". This is a purely military aspect. In political terms, there is hardly any likelihood of demonstrative steps by either side. That is enough. Meanwhile, for Americans it is a very unpleasant moment. In general, the missile defence system which they deploy involves huge expenditures. They have to prove each time that it is necessary to allocate funds from the budget. At the same time, the ground component of the ABM was tested in ideal conditions and showed a low efficiency. This fact is concealed by the Pentagon. The most modern component, the sea-based system "Aegis" also showed its shortcomings in the present case.

    The system with which the Russian Su-24 shocked the American destroyer "Donald Cook" has the code name "Khibiny". This is the name of the mountain range on the Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle. "Khibiny" is the newest complex for radioelectronic jamming of the enemy. They will be installed on all the advanced Russian planes .

    Recently the complex has undergone regular testing exercises on the ground in Buryatia. Apparently, the tests which were conducted under conditions as close to real as possible, were successful.

    Read more: http://indian.ruvr.ru/2014_04_21/Rus...ald-Cook-5786/

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    First, the US didn't "provoke" anything. Second, that area is in "open waters" and ships can come and go. War ships as well. Third, who says the equipment went "blank"? The Russians? LOL

    Lastly, the US military doesn't "resign". HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    After the incident, the foreign media reported that "Donald Cook" was rushed into a port in Romania. There all the 27 members of the crew filed a letter of resignation. It seems that all 27 people have written that they are not going to risk their lives. This is indirectly confirmed by the Pentagon statement according to which the action demoralized the crew of the American ship.

    Folks, this is what is commonly called "Propaganda".
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    Not even good propaganda! LOL!

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    I thought it was interesting, because "All 27" resigned.

    There are actually some more like 290 people aboard that ship.

    The US Military does NOT resign. They fight back. Period, and the US Navy has been around longer than the rest and they won't surrender.

    It's a load of bullshit.
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    Russian "Doomsday Plane" Flies For 4th Consecutive Day; Accompanies Putin On Spiritual Mission

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/27/2014 22:15 -0400


    Following three consecutive days of missions by the Russian "Doomsday Plane", i.e. the Tupolev Tu-214SR communication relay aircraft, which as we reported first on Friday, has been circling in proximity to Finland, above the island of Valaam in Lake Ladoga, moments ago, deep in the Russian night, the plane which traditionally accompanies Putin took off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport and is once again making loops over Valaam island (flight can be tracked in real-time for the next several hours with FlightRadar24).



    It appears that the reason for the now daily flights centered on the island of Valaam, is that Putin is visiting his “spiritual mentor” in a monastery located on the island far from the mainland, the Valaam monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's holiest and most isolated sites.



    Those who wish to learn more about Putin's fascination with the Valaam monastery monks can do so with this BBC report investigating the growing assertiveness of the church - and its relationship with the Russian government ...



    ... and also watch the following RT documentary as he meets the monks, mucks in with the volunteers, and encounters a special group of children in one of most spiritual places in the country.

    As we previously reported the Tu-214R is a Russian version of the U.S. E-4B, an airborne command and control role, most recently sean above Sochia and above Crimea more recently. As The Aviatonist summarizes, "while NOTAMs can expose the position of the Admiral Kutsnezov aircraft carrier, Mode-S transponder on Russia’s “doomsday” plane will most probably tell you where Putin is."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mndw3JmYb9c


    Then again, it is likely that Russia is aware that the entire world can track Putin based on a free public website, so one probably shouldn't put it beyond Russia to maybe just send the plane on a wild goose chase now and then so that it doesn't telegraph to the entire world where Putin may be found next...


    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...ritual-mission

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    Quote Originally Posted by vector7 View Post
    Russian "Doomsday Plane" Flies For 4th Consecutive Day; Accompanies Putin On Spiritual Mission

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/27/2014 22:15 -0400


    Following three consecutive days of missions by the Russian "Doomsday Plane", i.e. the Tupolev Tu-214SR communication relay aircraft, which as we reported first on Friday, has been circling in proximity to Finland, above the island of Valaam in Lake Ladoga, moments ago, deep in the Russian night, the plane which traditionally accompanies Putin took off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport and is once again making loops over Valaam island (flight can be tracked in real-time for the next several hours with FlightRadar24).



    It appears that the reason for the now daily flights centered on the island of Valaam, is that Putin is visiting his “spiritual mentor” in a monastery located on the island far from the mainland, the Valaam monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's holiest and most isolated sites.



    Those who wish to learn more about Putin's fascination with the Valaam monastery monks can do so with this BBC report investigating the growing assertiveness of the church - and its relationship with the Russian government ...



    ... and also watch the following RT documentary as he meets the monks, mucks in with the volunteers, and encounters a special group of children in one of most spiritual places in the country.

    As we previously reported the Tu-214R is a Russian version of the U.S. E-4B, an airborne command and control role, most recently sean above Sochia and above Crimea more recently. As The Aviatonist summarizes, "while NOTAMs can expose the position of the Admiral Kutsnezov aircraft carrier, Mode-S transponder on Russia’s “doomsday” plane will most probably tell you where Putin is."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mndw3JmYb9c


    Then again, it is likely that Russia is aware that the entire world can track Putin based on a free public website, so one probably shouldn't put it beyond Russia to maybe just send the plane on a wild goose chase now and then so that it doesn't telegraph to the entire world where Putin may be found next...


    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...ritual-mission
    A reinforcement of the perception, right or wrong, the Vladimir Putin is Russian Orthodox. Valaam is a holy place, made holy by the Saints, the repentant Sinners that once lived or visited there, and perhaps still do. However, it may well be-God Forbid!-that a man could go there and be unstirred by the slightest promptings of Grace. Only Vladimir Putin and God knows for sure.

    On the other hand, Russian Prophesy states that Antichrist will be in Russia at one point, and will visit the churches and monasteries that he wishes, except one that he will be somehow unable to visit.
    "God's an old hand at miracles, he brings us from nonexistence to life. And surely he will resurrect all human flesh on the last day in the twinkling of an eye. But who can comprehend this? For God is this: he creates the new and renews the old. Glory be to him in all things!" Archpriest Avvakum

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