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Putin Likes to Pretend 1917 Never Happened

How the Russian Revolution became taboo

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/russia-putin-r...

'Doh!' - Homer Simpson [a reader of The Atlantic and the Guardian maybe?]

Latest From #1917LIVE: Tsar's Family Arrested, Rise of Soviets, Trotsky On His Way to Russia

https://www.rt.com/news/383125-tsar-family-arrested-1917live/

"Follow the latest news and commentary from revolutionary Russia with RT's #1917LIVE Twitter project..."

Doug Woodard

Lithuania fears Russia propaganda is the prelude to an invasion:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/03/lithuania-fears-russian-pr...

 

lagatta4

Horrible news from St. Petersburg: an attack in the metro system; 10 people reported dead, many injured. 

I've never been there, but friends who have describe a very beautiful city - and very different from Moscow. 

 

NorthReport

Agreed very sad 

NorthReport

I wonder now what the Russian involvement in the Brexit vote was

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/31/nig...

NDPP

9 Killed, Over 20 Injured in St Petersburg Metro Blast

https://www.rt.com/news/383202-st-petersburg-blast-metro/

"A suspected bomb blast inside a car on the St Petersburg Metro system has killed 9 passengers and injured over 20 others. The entire transit system is shut down as bomb squads and rescuers respond to the emergency." 

There are reports of a second, unexploded shrapnel-bomb being found in another metro station nearby.

6079_Smith_W

Shit. I have been thinking for awhile that it is only a matter of time before this would happen.

 

josh
kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Posting a three day old attack piece after this terrorist attack is insensitvie at the least. The reaction to this is in stark relieve to the sentiment expressed by some on this site that "we are all Charlie Hebdo" 

It is apparent that some countries citizens are not worthy of respect, especially I guess if they live in Putin's hometown. 

6079_Smith_W

It is the Russia thread, FFS. If we observed a period of mourning when it came to attacks or tragedies in some other countries there would be no posting at all. I don't recall a moratorium on criticism of Obama after Orlando.

Never mind that the note of respect is that no one has claimed it was a false flag, which is more deference than some get.

lagatta4

I don't even the two issues are related; I'm certainly shocked and sad about the terror attack in St Petersburg. Criticising a government does not indicate a lack of fellow-feeling for the people in a given country. A still better example would be 9-11. A lot of solidarity was expressed to New Yorkers and everyone touched in the US (and elsewhere, as people from many countries worked in that complex) but we sure as hell didn't stop criticising Dubya Bush. In some ways the attacks were far more personal, in particular about his low intelligence. Nobody thinks Vladimir Putin is stupid. 

NDPP

FM Lavrov on St Petersburg Bombing

https://youtu.be/9QG6CafnAQg

"Cynical and vile for media to call St Petersburg bombing revenge for actions in Syria."

 

NDPP

Various Issues

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/04/various-issues.html

"The anti-Russian mania and the Putin derangement syndrome in the US and other 'western' countries has left the realm of reasonability. It is of no use to argue over it. What is the endgame of the people who plant and propagate this nonsense?"

https://twitter.com/sahouraxo/status/849328686641942528

"But not St Petersburg. Why?

https://twitter.com/IntheNow_tweet/status/849348344715636736

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Seven current and former U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed with Reuters the existence of two confidential documents obtained from a Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin. Those documents respectively reveal a plan to assist Donald Trump in winning the 2016 presidential election and a subsequent effort to undermine faith in the American electoral system.

. . . .

The documents lie at the heart of U.S. intelligence conclusions that a concerted and intensive effort, using “fake news” and cyber attacks against Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party, was underway by Russia. The acquired documents provide a concise framework and rationale for the Kremlin’s covert actions. They had been prepared by the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies in Moscow, run by former senior Russian foreign intelligence officials handpicked by Putin’s office.

http://secondnexus.com/politics-and-economics/putins-smoking-gun-u-s-election/?utm_content=inf_10_1164_1&tse_id=INF_96c23bf025cb11e7ab1b4bd69f1788b7

 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

So the smoking gun is a report by a Moscow based think tank.

I still doubt if the Russians actually had any real effect on the outcome of the US election. But if they did then the US getting Trump is just rewards for the US saddling Russia with Boris Yeltsin.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Since this is a Russia thread I have to ask should this Russian parliamentarian be tried for treason or at least stripped of his office? Personally I think he should be thrown out of office but I can see the case that he was conspiring with a foreign power to overthrow his government.

An interesting thing happened in Washington recently, and it had nothing to do with Beltway politics, Democrats vs. Republicans, or any of the other standard fare for the middle of the week in mid-January. Rather, a relatively small, little publicized event took place at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a prominent liberal-leaning think tank in Washington. 

The event, "Russia's Opposition in a Time of War and Crisis," featured prominent Russian liberal opposition parliamentarian (member of the Russian Duma) Ilya Ponomarev, a noted critic of Russian President Putin, providing a detailed presentation regarding the current political climate in Russia, and the potential for the ousting or overthrow of the Russian government. Yes, you heard that right. A Russian elected official came to the United States to give a talk about how best to effect regime change in his own country. 

At this point, the question is not so much whether what Ponomarev did was improper. The much more pressing issue is whether or not, by making this presentation in Washington precisely at the moment of heightened tensions between the US and Russia, Ponomarev has committed treason. While this may seem a rather extreme characterization, it is in fact quite appropriate. 

https://www.sott.net/article/291575-Pathetic-Russian-parliamentarian-tel...

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kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Is there a reason you posted an article from 1999?

NDPP

Putin & Merkel: Europe's Titans Meet in Moscow

http://theduran.com/putin-merkel-europes-titans-meet-moscow/

"It signals Merkel's acceptance that Putin's hold on power is secure..."

NDPP

1,000s of Troops, State-of-the-Art Weaponry Parade Through Moscow on V-Day (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/8b57

"Military parades have traditionally been held on Red Square on May 9 since the 20th anniversary of the victory in 1965..."

 

Record 800,000 Take Part in Immortal Regiment March in Moscow

https://youtu.be/mmA0fVhsb3Y

 

USSR's Role in WW2

https://youtu.be/UCewDmspcL4

"New Yorkers give RT their best guesses."

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1,000s of Troops, State-of-the-Art Weaponry Parade Through Moscow on V-Day (and vid)

Huh.  But when some pitiful troops and 1970's weaponry parade through the streets of Latvia, that's some kind of unbearable provocation for Russia.

Similarly, if South Korea holds military exercises, it's a practice for INVASION of DPRK, but when DPRK tests their new dirty nuke in defiance of the UN, that's just them preparing for the inevitable.

I sometimes wonder if the Left is really "anti-war", or if they're OK with war so long as their preferred team wins.  Otherwise, why are some unnecessary war "games" cause for concern, but some similarly unnecessary war "games" cause for renewed solidarity?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Well at least some people on the left think about being anti-war unlike the centrist NATO boosters who just blindly follow along with every new invasion. This little video says everything about our propaganda coverage of military parades.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pnt_uT5YzQ

NDPP

CrossTalk Bullhorns: Remembering

https://youtu.be/kK0-kErlqvs

"As Russians commemorate victory in the Second World War and the defeat of fascism in Europe, there is also much thought on how releations with the West will develop."

NDPP

Chrystia Freeland Exposed By Sergei Lavrov at Arctic Council. Drops 'Canadian Democracy Destabilization' Charge Against Russia   -   by John Helmer

http://johnhelmer.org/?p=17262

"The first meeting of Canada's new Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov."

Why can't this minister stop lying?

 

'We Were Running Across a Burning Bridge'  Pt. #1

https://slavyangrad.org/2017/05/16/we-were-running-across-a-burning-brid...

"Interview with Mikhail Chaliy, the brother of Aleksey Chaliy, who took an active part in the Sevastopol uprising in 2014, the year in which the Crimea's return to Russia began..."

Cody87

NDPP wrote:

Chrystia Freeland Exposed By Sergei Lavrov at Arctic Council. Drops 'Canadian Democracy Destabilization' Charge Against Russia   -   by John Helmer

http://johnhelmer.org/?p=17262

"The first meeting of Canada's new Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov."

Why can't this minister stop lying?

Well, she IS a Liberal...

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Cody87 wrote:

NDPP wrote:

Chrystia Freeland Exposed By Sergei Lavrov at Arctic Council. Drops 'Canadian Democracy Destabilization' Charge Against Russia   -   by John Helmer

http://johnhelmer.org/?p=17262

"The first meeting of Canada's new Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov."

Why can't this minister stop lying?

Well, she IS a Liberal...

Plus, she has spent her entire career as a paid liar for the billionaire class.

NDPP
NorthReport

4 Things Western Democracies Need to Understand to Stop Hostile Kremlin Meddling

Governments should use the free press to their advantage by openly investigating disinformation campaigns

http://observer.com/2017/05/russia-vladimir-putin-disinformation-meddlin...

NorthReport

Putin’s Central European Spy Base

Why does the Kremlin have so many spies in the Czech Republic?

http://observer.com/2017/05/vladimir-putin-prague-czech-republic-spy-base/

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Where does Trump's first wife hail from?

NDPP

There Remains No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47132.htm

"What 'Extensive' Russian network of Trump?"

 

TRNN: Does NATO Confront Threats Or Create Them? (and vid)

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19192:Does-NATO-Confront-Threats%2C-or-C...

"Prof David Gibbs of the University of Arizona argues that the alliance creates threats that previously didn't exist."

Do NDP leadership candidates have anything to say...?

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Nice, and in the real world... Russans vs Rednecks the real internet war... 8-)

josh

NDPP wrote:

There Remains No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47132.htm

"What 'Extensive' Russian network of Trump?"

 

TRNN: Does NATO Confront Threats Or Create Them? (and vid)

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19192:Does-NATO-Confront-Threats%2C-or-C...

"Prof David Gibbs of the University of Arizona argues that the alliance creates threats that previously didn't exist."

Do NDP leadership candidates have anything to say...?

http://observer.com/2017/05/mike-rogers-nsa-issues-preservation-order-kr...

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

That's a very interesting article, Josh, thanks for the link. Of course, the author is a former NSA analyst, and thus a tool of the deep state, but he does seem to know what's going on in the NSA now, and it sure doesn't sound good for Trump.

This article raised a question in my mind that I wonder if anyone else has thought of. This is the paragraph that got me thinking.

John Schindler wrote:
Second, someone might recount a conversation with one of the individuals the DO is interested in. This seems to be the scenario behind the recent sensational story about how Jared Kushner—the president’s son-in-law, all-purpose adviser, and former publisher of Observer—is said to have asked Sergei Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador in Washington, to use his embassy’s secure communications to talk to Moscow. NSA reportedly intercepted a conversation between Kislyak and the Kremlin in which the ambassador relayed Kushner’s request to his bosses back home.

Now, isn't it very likely that Kislyak would have used the most secure channel he had available to communicate Kushner's request back to Moscow? If he did, then doesn't that mean the leaking of the Kushner story alerts the Russians that their most secure communication channel has been compromised? Wouldn't that be a very bad thing for the NSA?

 

NDPP

CrossTalk: Seth Rich

https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/390027-seth-rich-wikileaks-russia/

"On July 10, 2016, DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered in Washington DC. Was Rich the source who provided Wikileaks with the DNC's internal emails? Some have speculated that this is the reason for his murder. If true, what becomes of the mantra 'Russia did it?"

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

NDPP, you really are turning into a typical Fox News viewer. What's next, a post about the murder of Vince Foster?

NDPP

Putin's Defender

https://t.co/e2neptS1RZ

"An American Russia scholar on why he doesn't believe the New York Times, doesn't think the DNC was hacked and just wants the US and Russia to get along."

josh

NDPP wrote:

Putin's Defender

https://t.co/e2neptS1RZ

"An American Russia scholar on why he doesn't believe the New York Times, doesn't think the DNC was hacked and just wants the US and Russia to get along."

How unhappy will I be when this appears?

NDPP

Russia Contemplates Response To US Missile Challenge: Putin

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/01/523867/Russia-Vladimir-Putin-US

"Putin said Russia cannot stand idly by while others increase their military capabilities along its borders in the Far East and Europe."

 

Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0: 'Russia's Surrounded By NATO Bases and US Missile Systems'

https://on.rt.com/8db8

josh

Speaking at the St Petersburg economic forum, the Russian president acknowledged that it was “theoretically possible” that “patriotic” Moscow hackers might have interfered in foreign polls.

Asked on Thursday if Russia would meddle in Germany’s election later this year, Putin said: “If [hackers] are patriotically minded, they start to make their own contribution to what they believe is the good fight against those who speak badly about Russia

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/01/putin-says-russian-role-in-election-hacking-theoretically-possible?CMP=twt_gu

NorthReport

Clap, clap!

Michael Moriarity wrote:

NDPP, you really are turning into a typical Fox News viewer. What's next, a post about the murder of Vince Foster?

NDPP

 

Vladimir Putin: Interview with Le Figaro

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54638

 

Europe May Finally Rethink NATO Costs   -  by Ray McGovern

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47152.htm

"First a request: Let me ask those of you who believe Russia is planning to invade Europe to put down the New York Times [ or Louise Mensch's latest looney tune tweet] for a minute or two..."

 

Senator McCain Says Putin Bigger Threat Than ISIS

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-usa-mccain-IdUSKBN18P253

"US Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS..."

https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/829149689467502593

"A longtime advocate of security cooperation between our countries."

(and NATO/Nazi Ukraine too...)

NDPP

Putin Takes Part in Plenary Session of St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

https://youtu.be/p3OYwtFlD9Q

NDPP

Protest Rallies on Russia Day : Updates:

https://on.rt.com/8eeo

"Opposition demonstrations have been held in major Russian cities as the country marks its national day."

 

Pro-Navalny Rally: Arrests Made At Unauthorized Protest in Moscow

https://youtu.be/tFuuWfnfKTY

"Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny was among those detained after calling for the protest to be moved from its authorized venue."

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