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Message 1924979 - Posted: 17 Mar 2018, 0:17:21 UTC - in response to Message 1924937.  

I also believe in the Easter Bunny.
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Message 1924989 - Posted: 17 Mar 2018, 1:15:36 UTC

Some more conspiracy theories about the Skripal poisoning in Russia news media. Not social media.
"The Brits Did It To Divert Attention from Brexit"
"Skripal was involved in the smuggling of chemical weapons."
"The Brits manufactured the Novichok themselves and said for all they know the Skripals are fine and it's all staged"
"The Brits Did It To Conceal Pedophile/Killer Ring"
"MI5/MI6 Told Ukraine To Do It"
"Ukraine did it to frame Russia."
And many more!
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Message 1925036 - Posted: 17 Mar 2018, 11:33:16 UTC - in response to Message 1924993.  

Wondering if the Russian people really believe Putin's propaganda.
If they do. That is a problem.
If they don't believe and they don't care. That is a much bigger problem.

“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161026-how-liars-create-the-illusion-of-truth
I don't think most Russians believe in Kremlin's propaganda.
And there are actually Russians who cares but they are silenced and called Non Patriotic.
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Message 1925046 - Posted: 17 Mar 2018, 13:40:53 UTC
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UK police have begun to contact a number of Russian exiles to discuss their safety as they investigate the murder of businessman Nikolai Glushkov.
On the day his body was found, Glushkov was due in court in a dispute with the Russian government.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43438615
Well, government-controlled Russia-1 's presenter warned "traitors" from choosing the UK as a place of abode more then a week ago...
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Message 1925063 - Posted: 17 Mar 2018, 15:53:43 UTC
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Oh dear.
Russia points out several countries that they claim may have spread the nervous poison used in an attack ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Sweden is one of them!
"The most likely source of origin for this chemical is the countries that have been intensively studying substances from the Novitjok project since the late 1990s," said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zacharova to state-owned television channel Rossiya-24, according to Interfax news agency.
"The countries are Great Britain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Sweden," she says.
https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/ryssland-giftet-som-anvandes-mot-skripal-kan-ha-kommit-fran-sverige
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Message 1925091 - Posted: 17 Mar 2018, 19:45:40 UTC
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Now I get it.
MFA spokeswoman Maria Zacharova found a can of Swedish Surströmming (fermented herring) when shopping at IKEA Moscow opened it and...
After recovering.
"Opa! Blin! Here is the clear evidence that Sweden have the capability of making chemical weapons like Novitjok (Rookie)"

Meanwhile Yulia Samoilova ‘I Won’t Break’
https://youtu.be/bgBwbr_fUxA
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Message 1925146 - Posted: 18 Mar 2018, 11:39:22 UTC
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Brown Bear come to vote in the Russian presidential election today.
He couldn't fit in the voting booth, but he still cast a ballot for his candidate. Earlier a panda appeared at the polling station, with her friend a Yeti.
https://youtu.be/Zb6hbd3ceCI


Even Sarmat missiles vote today.
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Message 1925176 - Posted: 18 Mar 2018, 15:39:10 UTC
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Russia's EU ambassador has suggested a UK research laboratory could be the source of the nerve agent used in the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43446312

Porton Down, a site of the Ministry of Defence's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) – known for over 100 years as one of the UK's most secretive and controversial military research facilities.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porton_Down

Inside Porton Down: Trailer - BBC Four
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLC83n2aZD8
I saw that documentary with Michael Mosley a couple of years ago.
Among many things they showed some of their poison VX.
A poison that killed North Korea's Kim Jong-un's brother.
Only Novitjok is more potent. Ten times more potent.

Inside Britain's Top Secret Science Facility
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ms3dUyn_uU
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Message 1925191 - Posted: 18 Mar 2018, 17:00:36 UTC

A voter from Omsk about the Russian election today.
"I'm afraid - this is the most interesting and unusual thing that will happen in this election."
https://t.me/karaulny/51468

Strange though that so many are voting when there are no real candidates to be a President but Putin.
The turnout is already about 60%.
That's more than in the US election 2016!
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Message 1925294 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 2:51:57 UTC
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Yep, Putin won another self rigged election, so business continues as usual in Russia.

But what opposition do you expect when trumped up charges and even death occurs to any other serious contenders?
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Message 1925324 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 12:11:53 UTC
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EU offers solidarity over Salisbury poisoning case.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43453833
It urged Russia to provide "immediate, full and complete" disclosure of its Novichok programme to international body the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The answer from Kremlin will probably be something like this.
"We never developed Novichok, but when we did, it was in the USSR - although neither us nor the USSR ever developed it - but we [Russia, not the USSR] destroyed all of our supplies of Novichok that we did develop."

Oh. They have already answered...
Russia's state TV Russia 1:
💬Kremlin propagandist Dmitrij Kiseljov says that Novichok was developed in the USSR, not Russia.
💬MFA spokeswoman Maria Zakharova previously said Novichok was not developed either in Russia or the USSR.
💬Russian gov't said all of its stock of Novichok has been destroyed.
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Message 1925337 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 15:24:09 UTC

Sweden to summon Russian ambassador over nerve toxin claim.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-sweden/sweden-to-summon-russian-ambassador-over-nerve-toxin-claim-idUSKBN1GV1WV
“Russia’s ambassador will be summoned to the foreign ministry tomorrow on account of the Russian accusations that Sweden could be a source of the nerve toxin used in the attempted murder in Salisbury,” a foreign ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday.
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Message 1925411 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 20:28:34 UTC - in response to Message 1925396.  
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Sweden to summon Russian ambassador over nerve toxin claim.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-sweden/sweden-to-summon-russian-ambassador-over-nerve-toxin-claim-idUSKBN1GV1WV
“Russia’s ambassador will be summoned to the foreign ministry tomorrow on account of the Russian accusations that Sweden could be a source of the nerve toxin used in the attempted murder in Salisbury,” a foreign ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday.
Does Putin really care?

Of course not.
He doesn't even care that ALL EU countries demands answers.
But this is at very least a first step to show the Kremlin that Russia's use of chemical weapons is unacceptable.
Does Sweden really think they will get a straight answer from Kremlin?
No, it's not the first time that Russian ambassadors have been summoned since WWII.

btw.
"Vova" Putin has got one more nick, "Vozhd'"
On Telegram, RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan writes that Putin "used to simply be our president and he could be changed. But he is our leader [vozhd']. And we will not allow him to be changed."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vozhd
Isn't that nice?
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Message 1925691 - Posted: 21 Mar 2018, 23:23:59 UTC - in response to Message 1925411.  

Moscow's suggestion that Sweden may have produced a deadly nerve agent used to poison a former Russian spy in Britain was just speculation and not an accusation, Russia's ambassador to Sweden said on Tuesday.
https://www.thelocal.se/20180320/spy-poison-claim-against-sweden-just-a-guess-russia-sergei-skripal
Nice that the Russia Foreign office just speculate when giving statements both in diplomacy and in public!
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Message 1925716 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 2:07:39 UTC
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We hear a lot about voter fraud in the US, but this makes it look even more insignificant compared to what happens in Russia.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-russia-election-carousel-insight/identical-twins-and-carousels-russias-fairground-election-idUKKBN1GX1TE
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Message 1925731 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 3:47:59 UTC - in response to Message 1925716.  
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We hear a lot about voter fraud in the US, but this makes it look even more insignificant compared to what happens in Russia.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-russia-election-carousel-insight/identical-twins-and-carousels-russias-fairground-election-idUKKBN1GX1TE

Yes Russia have many loyal citizens who helped Putin's wish for a high turnout.
Carouselling is one way to do it and voters putting several ballots in the box at the same time is another.
Then there is the officials who are reporting the results from the local voting stations...
Could the officials report fake results?
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Message 1925811 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 16:23:06 UTC

Trump defends his call to congratulate Putin on Russia election victory
Advisers wrote ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ on briefing papers
President suggests he has ‘the smarts’ to deal with Russian leader
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/21/trump-putin-congratulations-election-warning-security-briefing
The Arizona Republican senator John McCain said Trump had “insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election”.
On Wednesday, John Brennan, ex-CIA , backed McCain and described Trump as a “cornered animal”, telling MSNBC: “I think the president has shown a lack of understanding of international affairs as well as a real ignorance of what it takes to be president.”

Blin. What to say...
A totally ignorant President of the USA (except for balance sheets) not taking advice!
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Message 1926016 - Posted: 23 Mar 2018, 15:36:57 UTC

Russian Scientist Claims He Sold Deadly Novichok Nerve Agent to Chechen Gangsters in 1990s
https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-scientist-claims-sold-deadly-novichok-nerve-agent-chechen-gangsters-1990s-60915
Novaya Gazeta https://www.novayagazeta.ru/articles/2018/03/22/75896-rezhim-novichka
Chechnya! Ramzan Kadyrov comes to mind.

Ramzan Kadyrov is described as the republic's strong man and has on several occasions been accused of brutality and anti-democratic methods. Several cases of torture and murder have been linked to Kadyrov and human rights organizations have reported that as much as 70% of all killing, rape, torture and kidnapping in Chechnya were committed by Kadyrov's 3,000-man strong army, known as the Kadyrovtsy.
Kadyrov reigns in Chechnya with support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kadyrov is however to young for this but I'm sure there was other like him in the 1990s.
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Message 1926438 - Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 23:36:24 UTC
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Russia's state TV is aboard attack submarine Novorossiysk, aka "The Black Hole."
I haven't seen a girl this excited since Nordstrom's shoe sale.
Next, another excited reporter is hyperventilating about 'Satan' nukes.
Russia is like bigger North Korea, but with Internet and caviar.

https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/976964593431011328


Nordström? Whatever...
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Message 1926610 - Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 21:32:14 UTC

A fatal fire in the Russian city of Kemerovo has demanded at least 37 deaths, reports the news agency Reuters with reference to the Russian authorities.
The fire occurred on the top floor of a four-story high shopping mall in the city, located in southern Siberia.
About 40 killed and injured are kids.
338 fireworkes are there to fight the fire.
http://tass.com/society/995985
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