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Message 2114502 - Posted: 11 Feb 2023, 15:03:47 UTC

One glimmer of sanity and the reality:


Marina Ovsyannikova: Anti-war Russian journalist recounts dramatic escape
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... "The [Russian] elite understands everything perfectly," she explained.

"The people are living in this bubble of propaganda, but the ruling elite - those who have lost their planes, their yachts, their finances - they understand everything. As soon as a Ukrainian victory gets closer, I believe, the ruling establishment will present Putin with a big bill."...

... she burst into a live news broadcast at the state-run Channel One TV station where she worked at the time, with a sign reading "no war, stop the war; don't believe the propaganda; they're lying to you here".

She said she was "immediately isolated by the FSB [Russia's security service]", and her bosses interrogated.

As she collected her belongings from the office, she told me that "I saw in my co-workers' eyes a totally compassionate expression.

"They were looking at me with wild eyes, they were saying goodbye. They thought they would never see me again."...




All in that deadly despotic world...

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Message 2114537 - Posted: 11 Feb 2023, 23:15:41 UTC

There seems to be a tourist rush on.

Thousands of pregnant Russian women fly to Argentina.

More than 5,000 pregnant Russian women have entered Argentina in recent months, including 33 on a single flight on Thursday, officials say.

The latest arrivals were all in the final weeks of pregnancy, according to the national migration agency.

It is believed the women want to make sure their babies are born in Argentina to obtain Argentinian citizenship.

The number of arrivals has increased recently, which local media suggests is a result of the war in Ukraine....
I wonder how PooTin feels about that, or is it just another way to invade another country?
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Message 2114538 - Posted: 11 Feb 2023, 23:29:16 UTC - in response to Message 2114537.  

... I wonder how PooTin feels about that, or is it just another way to invade another country?

What might he know (anything?) of (genuine?) feelings?

Note that he is operating a system of creating and stealing Ukrainian orphans to desperately (re-)populate his next generation of "his" Russia...


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Message 2114628 - Posted: 13 Feb 2023, 10:03:34 UTC

The war against Ukraine affects the whole Russian state, its government, society, economy, space technology, ... every aspect of Russia. Now even Progress space cargo transporters, which flew hundreds of times without failure. Like a cancer, the war effort is destroying everything in Russia from within. Difficult decisions must be made, better too soon than too late.
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Message 2114707 - Posted: 14 Feb 2023, 21:47:42 UTC

PooTin wants them trained up early.

Russian Schools Ordered to Buy dummy Grenades, Rifles for 'Military Training'.

Seeing as he's burning through his cannon fodder fast and those suspicious fires keep on popping up.

Huge Russia Fire Breaks Out by Institute That Makes Cutting Edge Weapons.

While those suspicious deaths continue.

Russian General Found Dead Weeks After Being Fired by PooTin.
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Message 2114812 - Posted: 16 Feb 2023, 19:20:39 UTC

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Message 2114827 - Posted: 16 Feb 2023, 22:11:00 UTC

Is PooTin seeing how far he can push his luck?

US intercepts Russian bombers off Alaska for 2 straight days.
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Message 2114878 - Posted: 17 Feb 2023, 15:40:13 UTC

The same happens in the Baltics. NATOs Enhanced Forward Presence regularly intercept russian fighters and (ancient) spy planes. Normally they stay out of national airspaces in narrow international corridor between Finland and Estonia. They aren't contacting ATC, no flight plans, transponders switched off.
2023-02-13: https://twitter.com/Team_Luftwaffe/status/1625163511155331081

Sometimes they violate national airspaces if not intercepted early. The eternal games of the Cold War.
last year: https://news.err.ee/1608484460/russian-plane-entered-estonian-airspace-without-permission-on-saturday
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Message 2114879 - Posted: 17 Feb 2023, 16:01:24 UTC

What's new since the war is that Russian fighter planes flying near U.S./NATO airspace no longer show numbers, IDs. Only "WWS Rossii" and the red star. The label such as: "RF-93610" or tactical IDs has been missing since then. Is Putin trying to cover up how few jets are still airworthy?
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Message 2114881 - Posted: 17 Feb 2023, 16:11:11 UTC - in response to Message 2114879.  
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Same goes for their warships changing and swapping and hiding and playing games with their ID numbers...


Russia is on a sad path into ever greater self-destruction.

Very deadly sad.


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Message 2115047 - Posted: 21 Feb 2023, 10:14:35 UTC

I can already imagine the delusional B.S. that he'll come up with.

PooTin gives long-anticipated state-of-the-nation address.
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Message 2115061 - Posted: 21 Feb 2023, 20:39:16 UTC - in response to Message 2115047.  

I can already imagine the delusional B.S. that he'll come up with.

PooTin gives long-anticipated state-of-the-nation address.
Yep just like I thought, the little man, PooTin, accusing all others of doing exactly what he's doing himself and of being a lowlife like he actually is.
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Message 2115096 - Posted: 22 Feb 2023, 9:22:01 UTC

It seems that PooTin left something out of his speech to the brainwashed.

Russia tested an intercontinental ballistic missile while President Biden was in Ukraine that appears to have failed, according to a report.

Likely he left it out because he didn't want to look like a loser and it's just another reflection on the way that he's taking Russia, into failure.
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Message 2115098 - Posted: 22 Feb 2023, 10:39:57 UTC

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Message 2115173 - Posted: 23 Feb 2023, 18:58:19 UTC

The thinning of the ranks continues.

Ex-KGB spy found dead in mysterious circumstances in Moscow.

Or was he 1 of those who told PooTin that it would all be over in 3 days?

PooTin thought he could take Ukraine in three days, leaked emails reveal.

As PooTin vows to strengthen Russia's nuclear forces to guarantee its sovereignty.

Though just like Xi PooTin really doesn't understand the word "sovereignty".
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Message 2115413 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 18:57:18 UTC

It seems that Finland is taking steps to keep the ferals out..

Finland begins building 200-kilometre fence along Russian border.

Finland has begun constructing its planned 200-kilometre fence on the Russian border, amid fears within Helsinki that Moscow could use migrant flows at the frontier for political purposes.

Terrain work began on Tuesday "with forest clearance and will proceed in such a way that road construction and fence installation can be started in March", the Finnish Border Guard said in a statement.

The 3-kilometre pilot project at the south-eastern border crossing in Imatra is expected to be completed by the end of June, it added.

Construction of a further 70 kilometres, mainly in south-eastern Finland, will take place between 2023 and 2025.

In total, Finland plans to fence 200 kilometres of its 1,300-kilometre border with Russia at a cost of about 380 million euros ($597 million).

The fence will be over 3 metres tall, with barbed wire at the top and particularly sensitive areas equipped with night-vision cameras, lights and loudspeakers.....
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Message 2115523 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 2:06:11 UTC

Poor Serg must be getting sick of being the laughing stock at these meetings with his continuing lies.

Crowd erupts in laughter at Russia's top diplomat after he claimed the Ukraine war 'was launched against us'.

While it seems that there's growing problems back at home.

Far-right Russian militants claim responsibility for attack in Bryansk region.
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Message 2115535 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 9:34:58 UTC

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Message 2115540 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 13:18:55 UTC - in response to Message 2115535.  

How soon before the pit of vipers collapses into its own dungeon?...


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Message 2115808 - Posted: 8 Mar 2023, 20:01:28 UTC

The people here don't want Russia's influence or to be their slaves.

Protesters clash with police over Georgia foreign agent bill.

Dozens of people have been injured as police efforts to quell mass protests in Georgia turned violent overnight.

Police used tear gas and water cannons to attempt to disperse the crowd that had been building for days outside the parliament building in Tbilisi.

Some protesters were blasted to the ground as police in riot gear directed the water cannons at them.

One woman waved a giant EU flag at authorities as she dodged the stream of water.

Earlier in the day, the crowd had gathered outside parliament, blocking the entrances and chanting "No to Russian law!" "Russians!" "Slaves!"....
Then the molotov cocktails came out.
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