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Message 1926615 - Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 21:58:03 UTC

The Kremlin, “Satan” and the State of Florida
https://www.polygraph.info/a/putin-new-missile-nuclear-florida-us/29081265.html
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Message 1926716 - Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 13:08:36 UTC

Breaking News;
Trump administration expels 60 Russian officers, shuts Seattle consulate in response to attack on former spy in Britain
The Trump administration on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence and diplomatic officers in New York and Washington and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in retaliation of the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.

Twelve Russian diplomats at the United Nations in New York and 48 at the Russian embassy in Washington face expulsion by the U.S. government for what senior administration officials described as covert intelligence operations that undermine U.S. national security.

The U.S. government also is closing the Russian consulate in Seattle, which senior administration officials said they believe has served as a key outpost in Russia’s intelligence operations.

The moves announced Monday are the Trump administration’s toughest response yet to the March 4 nerve-agent attack in Salisbury by Russia that critically injured a former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia.

“This was a reckless attempt by the government to murder a British citizens and his daughter on British soil with a nerve agent,” said a senior administration official, who was only authorized to discuss the actions on the condition of anonymity. “It cannot go unanswered.”
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Message 1926738 - Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 14:43:51 UTC - in response to Message 1926716.  
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But that means that Trump care at last about his NATO allies:)
Maybe he have listened to his advisors, the ones he haven't fired that is.
Sweden approves.
Sweden expels a Russian diplomat as a response to the neurotoxicity attack in Britain.
"The assassination attempt at Salisbury is greater than a bilateral issue between Britain and Russia. This is another challenge of the Russian rule of law, so we must act", says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in the press release.
Sweden now wants Russia to respond to the issues raised by the UK and cooperate with OPCW, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The allegations of Russian connections to the nerve gas attack against Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter have led to a host of diplomatic reactions from the outside world.

UK:
On March 14, it was announced that Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats and sets diplomatic contacts with Moscow on a high level.

USA:
March 26: The United States announces that "60 spies working under diplomatic protection" shall be expelled. Among the identified, twelve Russian UN employees are present. The US also orders the Russian Consulate in Seattle to shut down the business.

Germany:
March 26: Four Russian diplomats will be expelled by Germany due to the Skripal case.

Poland:
March 26: Foreign Minister Czaputowicz announces four Russian diplomats to be expelled.

France:
March 26: Like many other EU countries, France will expel four Russian diplomats.

Latvia:
March 26: The country states that a Russian diplomat is expelled due to the nerve gas attack.

Lithuania:
March 26: Notices that four Russian diplomats should be expelled and 44 Russians are banned from entering the country.

Ukraine:
March 26: President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announces that 13 Russian diplomats will be expelled in solidarity with Britain.

Czech Republic:
March 26: The country states that three Russian embassy officials should be expelled.

Estonia:
March 26: Notifies a high-level diplomat to be expelled.

Denmark:
March 26: Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsson announces that two Russian diplomats will be expelled in response to "Russian smoke showers" on the nervous attack.

Netherlands:
March 26: Prime Minister Mark Rutte announces two Russian diplomats to be expelled.

Canada:
March 26: Message that four Russian diplomats should be expelled in solidarity with Britain. The country also rejects three Russian diplomatic applications.

Italy:
March 26: Two Russian diplomats are given a week to leave the country.

Finland:
March 26: A Russian diplomat expelled.

Romania:
March 26: A Russian diplomat working at the embassy in Bucharest will be expelled.

Croatia:
March 26: A Russian diplomat will be expelled.
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Message 1926744 - Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 16:16:19 UTC

Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. today:
"All responsibility for the consequences of destroying Russia-U.S. relations lies squarely with the United States of America."
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Message 1926846 - Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 10:10:33 UTC
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Residents of Kemerovo, where 64 people died among those was 41 children in a fire in the shopping center "Winter Cherry", went to a rally today to the building of the regional administration on the Soviets Square. The protesters demanded that the authorities tell the truth about the tragedy and publish complete lists of the dead and injured. Many do not believe in the officially announced number of victims. At the rally they had compiled lists of the dead and missing: more than 150 names. People also asks for answer to the question why rescuers failed to save so many people, reports Interfax.
The automatic fire alarm system hadn't worked since March 19; staff at the mall not only neglected to repair it, but also failed to turn the system on manually, Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin said on Tuesday.
One of the employees told Lenta.ru that in the shopping center there were no fire extinguishers.
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Message 1926849 - Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 10:35:07 UTC
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Today's Russian papers on the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats: "In relations between Russia & the West, this is the most tense moment since the 1980s. We are now in a full-scale cold war."
https://twitter.com/BBCSteveR/status/978556106619412482
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Message 1927045 - Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 9:28:12 UTC

Russian fireworks after Easter just outside the Swedish navy base in Karlskrona.
The Russian Navy intends to carry out robot missions April 4-6 in the southern Baltic Sea with a height of up to 18000 m altitude.
Just in the intersection of Danish, Polish and Swedish territory and far from Kaliningrad, Russia.
The distance to the Swedish coast is about 70 km and to the Russian exklave about 250 km.
In international waters but within Swedish FIR where Swedish air traffic control is responsible for aviation security.
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Message 1927098 - Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 14:51:17 UTC - in response to Message 1927045.  

The Russian Navy intends to carry out robot missions April 4-6 in the southern Baltic Sea with a height of up to 18000 m altitude.
Oops. "robot" should be missile.
Anyway. A fun comment from Denmark.
"De må have læst Wired" meaning "They must have been read Wired".
So, you get a space rocket but nowhere to launch it?
If your host country wont allow you to launch a 5-story suborbital rocket, where do you go?

https://www.wired.com/2011/12/so-you-got-a-space-rocket-but-nowhere-to-launch-it/
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Message 1927152 - Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 21:03:45 UTC
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https://twitter.com/GripenNews
Relatively speaking, this is roughly the proximity of planned Russian missile tests next week near the Swedish coastline - visualized on an image of the U.S coastline NewYork.
How's that for an easteregg.

Comments:
"Hey now let's be fair, it's actually Sweden provoking Russia by having its borders so close to Russian military activities.."
Speculations:
Russia To Begin Testing Its Fearsome New "Pantsir-ME" Naval Close-In Defense System
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17233/russia-to-begin-testing-its-fearsome-new-pantsir-me-naval-close-in-defensive-system
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Message 1927207 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 1:06:12 UTC

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Message 1927300 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 12:18:06 UTC
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Blin.
Here is some Swedish propaganda since we embrace Gopniks, Tri Poloski, Novichok and to Squat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9awEj_YW5U
Isn't that blyatiful...
It seems that we are back in Смутное время "Time of Troubles" Putin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_of_Troubles
King of Sweden Gustav II Adolf's younger brother Karl Filip is the only Swedish who, for a short while, has been the Tsar of Russia. In the years around 1610, Russia was an extremely unstable empire with many pretenders to the Russian throne. In Russian history, the epoch is called "Time of Troubles", "Смутное время". The Swedish monarchy, like the Polish, saw their chance and chose to intervene. In 1611, Karl Filip was elected to Russian tsar, why he could be considered as Russia's ruler (in theory) until the election of Mikael Romanov to Tsar in 1613. Since Karl Filip was in Sweden during his theoretical reign, he had however no influence over Russian politics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Philip,_Duke_of_S%C3%B6dermanland
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Message 1927324 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 14:36:28 UTC
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Russia expel a Swedish diplomat, reports the Swedish Foreign Ministry for SVT.
"That Russia responded to this manner is regrettable, but not unexpectedly, says Lina Eidmark on the Foreign Office to SVT.
"We can confirm that a Swedish diplomat is expelled from Russia in response to the fact that Sweden expelled a Russian diplomat on Monday. Our embassy embassy was called to the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs at noon today and received the message."
Will Sweden take any further action now?
"I have no more information about that. We stand firm in our solidarity with Britain in this matter."

It’s time to go after Vladimir Putin’s money in the West
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/03/29/its-time-to-go-after-vladimir-putins-money-in-the-west/
Overall assessments indicate a personal enrichment of Putin and his closest cronies of some $20 billion to $25 billion a year since 2006. Nemtsov and Milov documented pilfering from Gazprom of $60 billion from 2004 to 2007, and this was probably just over half of their enrichment, which has only increased. By now, this group would have accumulated $240 billion to $300 billion. Businessman Bill Browder estimates that Putin is the richest man in the world, with a personal wealth of $200 billion. Total private Russian holdings abroad are assessed in the range of $800 billion to $1.3 trillion, according to Global Financial Integrity and a National Bureau of Economic Research study.
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Message 1927341 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 16:30:58 UTC - in response to Message 1927333.  
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What is Putin's priority?
Since Putin will live a life of luxury no matter what we do. I believe that a restoration of 'Greater Russia' and more, is his wish.
Putin's priority? Who knows.
I have only read about his early years in St Petersburg from his autobiography First Person.
Growing up in 50's and the 60's in Soviet and his favorite hobby was to chase rats.
In school he got top grades in Russian history.
http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/bio
His idea of a restoration of 'Greater Russia' is well known.
But does he think of Russia or Soviet?
The annexetion of Crimea was a success to Russia.
The on going war in Donbass, Eastern Ukraine is not a success to Russia.
The Russian adventure in Syria....
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Message 1927530 - Posted: 31 Mar 2018, 17:42:46 UTC
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Russian diplomacy:)
The new Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov feels alone in Washington...
Russian ambassador pleads for help in securing Washington meetings
Anatoly Antonov has been rebuffed by U.S. government officials who are reluctant to be seen as friendly toward the Kremlin.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/29/anatoly-antonov-russian-ambassador-meetings-denied-492262
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/30/russian-ambassador-anatoly-antonov-interview-492513
“I have thought a lot about the situation. I'm not sure that everybody will like what I will say … but it seems to me, atmosphere in Washington is poison. Is poisoned. It's a toxic atmosphere,” Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov told NBC’s “Today” show in an interview that aired Friday morning. “I made a joke with my press secretary saying today Russia is responsible for everything, even for bad weather. It's high time for us to stop blaming each other. It's high time for us to start real conversation about real problems.”
Well Anatoly, using words like posion and toxic...
Bad weather? Here the weather is very cold with winds from Russia for more than 2 months.

Russia's state TV: Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, says that 60 expelled Russian "diplomats" can be replaced by 60 others. The U.S. is reportedly not limiting the size of Russian diplomatic mission in the U.S., like Russia is doing to Britain.
https://youtu.be/vqRzEnoPae8
Russia's state TV reports that an unnamed high-level White House source quietly told the Russians that the number of Russian diplomats in the U.S. is not being cut (they can send 60 other diplomats to replace the ones being expelled). They quote the source: "The doors are open."
Lawmaker Konstantin Zatulin says: "À la guerre comme à la guerre... They're united, but we'll certainly look for cracks in their coalitions..."
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Message 1928115 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018, 16:29:50 UTC
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Oh dear.

#Russia’s Federal News Agency (linked to the IRA troll factory, blocked by Facebook) is creating another weapon of info-war against the U.S., entitled "USA Really" - essentially, RT on steroids. Its stated goal is to spread "information and problems that are hushed up" by US MSM

https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/981907770004987904
https://riafan.ru/1043445-prosnis-amerika-fan-gotovit-k-zapusku-novoe-informacionnoe-agentstvo#riafan_internal=true
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Message 1928171 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018, 21:04:01 UTC
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Sputnik was broadcasting live just now when the UN Security Council discussed alleged poisoning attack against Skripal.
https://sputniknews.com/world/201804051063257743-un-security-council-skripal/
Almost every one of the 15 delegates gave their statements that pointed out that chemical weapons is illegal, both domestic and abroad.
The Russian delegate Vasily Nebenzya however didn't.
"Where is the evidence?" he asked.
The he started to read from the children's classic "Alice in Wonderland."!
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Message 1928207 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018, 22:36:04 UTC

If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it. Attributed to Joseph Goebbels and still true today; more so, when current 'social media' is used.
Don't take life too seriously, as you'll never come out of it alive!
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Message 1928214 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018, 23:11:30 UTC - in response to Message 1928207.  
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If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it. Attributed to Joseph Goebbels and still true today; more so, when current 'social media' is used.

True.
But Russia's state media also deceive people by giving alternative explanations to incidents like the Scripal case.
Rossia 1 have now 19 conspiracy theories!
#19 "Skripal's poisoning is somehow linked to the Trump dossier, since his British handler was a major contributor to Steele's report and British intelligence agencies might have been pumping Skripal for information."
#18 Faced with a plethora of choices, Skripal's niece Victoria went with the conspiracy theory about puffer fish that even the Russian state media was initially reluctant to publicize:
"Skripals had a fish poisoning."
And 17 more fantasy stories!

How to Deal With Russian Information Warfare? Ask Sweden’s Subhunters
Other nations can learn from the Swedes’ long experience with mysterious incidents followed by disinformation campaigns.
http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/04/how-deal-russian-information-warfare-ask-sweden/147154/
On Oct. 27, 1981, there was no denying that a Soviet sub was in Swedish territory; it had run aground in a military zone in the archipelago off the southern city of Karlskrona. As a standoff ensued between Stockholm and Moscow about what to do about the sub and its crew, the event grew into international news. But even with such an embarrassment on their hands, the Soviets conducted a brilliant disinformation campaign. The sub’s captain said the crew had lost their bearings after all their navigational instruments failed– but when tested by the Swedes, the instruments worked fine. “Anyone a bit critical to the official Swedish story could find a story that fitted their convictions,” said Joakim von Braun, an independent Swedish defense analyst who specializes in Russian intelligence and naval operations. “The Soviets offered had a real smorgasbord of rumors and disinformation.” Soon Swedish public opinion was divided about whether the submarine had intentionally or unintentionally ventured into a Swedish military zone.
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Message 1928797 - Posted: 8 Apr 2018, 12:40:08 UTC

How young kids celebrate one week before Easter in Russia.
And many of them are not even Russian.
30 Serbian teens traveled to Russia to attend the International Military Patriotic Youth Camp, run by an ultranationalist group called E.N.O.T. Corp. The kids learn to find their way in the woods, handle weapons, and prepare for war.
https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-serbia-paramilitary-camp/29149543.html
All those who want children's and youthful military-patriotic, sports, cadet, Cossack, Scout, and tourist organizations from various regions of Russia and friendly states are invited to participate in the Assembly.

This guy however is too young to participate I think.
From E.N.O.T. Corp. VKontakte page.
"He who does not see war does not know how to appreciate the world".

E.N.O.T. Corp. https://enotcorp.org/
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