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Russian President & Questions From Journalists

https://www.rt.com/news/415620-putin-us-interferes-affairs/

 

FM Sergei Lavrov Annual Press Conference

https://youtu.be/ousyI7LDP_0

josh
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US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' Almost Means Breakdown of Ties With Moscow - Russian Senator (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/8y0p

"The inclusion of virtually the entire Russian leadership in the US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' signals a de-facto breakdown of relations between the US and Russia, a top Russian Senator says. 'Formally our countries have relations, but including in the sanctions list amost all our country's leadership means that these relations automatically break down,' First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov said..."

NDPP

Top Sport Court Overturns IOC's Ban On 28 Russian Athletes in Ground Breaking Ruling

https://on.rt.com/8y73

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has cleared 28 Russian athletes and dropped their life-bans over alleged doping..."

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

The flip side:  Top Sport Court Doesn't Overturn IOC's Ban On the Other 11 Russian Athletes

bekayne

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US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' Almost Means Breakdown of Ties With Moscow - Russian Senator (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/8y0p

"The inclusion of virtually the entire Russian leadership in the US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' signals a de-facto breakdown of relations between the US and Russia, a top Russian Senator says. 'Formally our countries have relations, but including in the sanctions list amost all our country's leadership means that these relations automatically break down,' First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov said..."

Apparently the list was copied and pasted from an article in Forbes about the richest people in Russia.

NDPP

First Oligarch's Sanctions Test - Dmitry Pumpyansky Takes New York Plunge; Holding Hands With Anatoly Chubais   -   by John Helmer

http://johnhelmer.net/first-oligarch-sanctions-test-dmitry-pumpyansky-ta...

"Chubais, a board director of Pumpyansky's parent company in Moscow, has been the American candidate for ruling Russia since he ran the state privatization programme from 1992; President Boris Yeltsin's Kremlin; and then the breakup and selloff of the Russian electricity system. Chubais is the only powerful Russian official not to be named on last week's US Treasury list.

Pumpyanksy has already persuaded the US Department of Commerce that he's better for US interests than Pinchuk [Ukrainian oligarch & friend of Chrystia Freeland*] so is the IPSCO share listing in New York a test of whether Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prefers investment bank and stockmarket profits to economic warfare with Russia's oligarchs...?"

*https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/956703819072552960

NDPP

Professor Stephen F Cohen: Rethinking Putin - A Critical Reading (and vid)

http://www.unz.com/tsaker/professor-stephen-f-cohen-rethinking-putin-a-c...

"In his short presentation, Professor Cohen does a superb job explaining what Putin is *not*..."

iyraste1313

Of course, if indeed Russian fighters were killed while fighting under covert circumstances - in the same way as killed US "military advisors" are kept under seal - that is the last thing Moscow would like to publicize. Unless of course the political calculus shifts, and Putin decides that it is time for a full-blown military escalation, in which case the deaths will be used as the justification behind any armed conflict....

...from zerohedge...100 Russians killed in US attack

NDPP

Putin's Annual Address To Federal Assembly

https://youtu.be/iDGvrdqQZVY

 

Russian Nuclear Weapons Render Missile Defences 'Useless' Putin Says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/putin-russia-new-nuclear-weapons-test-inter...

"I want to tell all those who have fuelled the arms race over the last 15 years, sought to win unilateral advantages over Russia, introduced unlawful sanctions aimed to contain our country's development. All that you wanted to impede with your policies have already happened,'  he said. You have failed to contain Russia.

The Russian leader emphasized that the development of new weapons that have no equivalent in the West came in response to US withdrawal from a Cold War era treaty banning missile defences and US efforts to develop a missile defence system. He said that the US has ignored Russian complaints. 'No one has listened to us,' he said. 'You [will] listen to us now.'

'We aren't threatening anyone, we aren't going to attack anyone, we aren't going to take anything from anyone', he said. The growing Russian power will guarantee global peace..."

 

Russian Lawmakers Emphasize that Putin's Address Was A Call For Peace And Talk

https://on.rt.com/908g

"Russia does not challenge any country. Russia does not plan to force its national interests on any country, Kusachev said. The senator went on to point out that Russia has been inviting western nations to hold talks and sign treaties for years and decades without any proper response."

NDPP

CrossTalk Bullhorns: Russia Reacts

https://youtu.be/hQuSKRio0c0

"Putin tells the US 'to come back to earth' challenging Washington's unipolar ambitions. And why arming the Kiev regime is a recipe for disaster..."

NDPP

When Vladimir Putin Coughs...

http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/2018/03/a-more-militant-putin-fights...

"Still coughing from the effects of the influenza which has infected most of Europe this winter, President Vladimir Putin has declared that for his last term in office, Russia is at war with the United States..."

 

Vladimir Putin's Speech on March 1, 2018: 'Are You Listening, America?'

http://rogerannis.com/vladimir-putins-speech-march-1-2018-listening-amer...

"Commentary by Scott Ritter, published in Truthdig, March 2, 2018, introductory note by Roger Annis, March 5, 2018."

 

Top Russian Official: US Meddling in Russian Election

https://www.mintpressnews.com/top-russian-sayis-us-meddling-in-russian-p...

"As US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election continues to intensify, Russia's Deputy FM Sergei Ryabkov told the state-run RIA news agency on Monday that the US is actively attempting to interfere in his country's upcoming presidential election..."

NDPP

How Washington Provoked - And Perhaps Lost - A New Nuclear Arms Race  -   by Stephen F Cohen (and vid)

https://www.thenation.com/article/how-washington-provoked-and-perhaps-lo...

"Putin declares that the long US attempt to gain nuclear superiority has failed and hopes Washington will 'listen now'."

josh
Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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"Commentary by Scott Ritter, published in Truthdig, March 2, 2018, introductory note by Roger Annis, March 5, 2018."

I would certainly like to listen to Ritter's awesome truths, but first I have to listen to Harvey Weinstein's awesome truths and Bill Cosby's awesome truths.

NDPP

josh wrote:

Is Russia back in the poisoning game?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/world/europe/uk-russian-spy-counterterrorism.html?emc=edit_nn_20180307&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=7774837120180307&te=1

NDPP wrote:

This is a far more believable scenario...

Spy Poisons Spy And The Anti-Trump Campaign

https://t.co/ndua2He3O0

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Putin NBC Interview: Full & Unedited

http://newsvideo.su/video/8440775

 

Russian Spy Poison Attack: Is Nord Stream 2 the Bigger Target?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48970.htm

"The mysterious apparent murder bid on an ex-Russian spy in Britain has taken on a wider European dimension. The logic implicating Russia is unhinged. But the telling aspect is the seeming intended effect of embroiling Europe in a wider antagonistic response to Moscow. Last week the US-led political campaign to scupper the Russia-EU Nord Stream 2 project has been given renewed impetus..."

NDPP

The Skripal Poisoning: What Lies Behind UK-US Ultimatums Against Russia

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/14/pers-m14.html

"Backed by top officials in Washington and in Europe, the British government is using this poisoning to concoct accusations against Russia with the most far-reaching implications...Top NATO officials are clearly putting together a case for war with Russia."

NDPP

Moscow Expelling 23 UK Diplomats & Shuts British Council in Retaliation as Spy Row Deepens

https://youtu.be/OqGZHWqWEiI

"The Russian Foreign Ministry said 23 UK diplomats must leave Russia in response to Britain's 'provocative actions and groundless accusations' over ex-double agent Sergei Skripal's poisoning. The British Council will also be shut."

 

"The gist of what is happening is the categorical refusal of the US and its Western allies to accept the fact that the 500-year-long Western domination of international affairs is coming to an end. The transition to a new multi-polar, more democratic and fair system will be a long one in a historical perspective. Of course even now the transition to a new system is painful for those who have been used to governing the world for centuries. This is not criticism or condemnation but a statement of fact..."

https://twitter.com/RusEmbUSA/status/974700203151446018

mmphosis

Putin: A View From Russia (videosenglish.telesurtv.net)

In the weeks leading up to the 2018 Russian elections, Tariq spoke with Ilya Matveev - a founding editor of openleft.ru, an online platform for socialist critique - about Putin, the opposition in Russia, and what will likely be one of the least surprising election results of the year.

Speaking to us over Skype from St Petersburg, Ilya’s sober account of the situation in Russia is one you’re unlikely to hear from any section of the mainstream media.

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Speaking to us over Skype from St Petersburg, Ilya’s sober account of the situation in Russia is one you’re unlikely to hear from any section of the mainstream media.

If it's being hosted by telesurtv, I can assume that it's actually what we're totally LIKELY to hear from the Venezuelan bullhorn.

I can't imagine telesurtv criticizing Putin in any way.  Am I wrong about this?  I would so love to be wrong. 

NDPP

2018 Russian Presidential Election (LIVE UPDATES)

https://sptnkne.ws/gZz7

"On March 18, almost 111 million Russian citizens will choose the country's president for the next six years. Sputnik is keeping its eagle eyes trained on the process..."

 

TRNN: West's Anti-Russian Fervor Will Help Putin Win Election on Sunday

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:21385:West%27s-Anti-Russian-Fervor-Will-...

"As Russia heads into a presidential election on Sunday, Vladimir Putin's popularity soars with every accusation and sanction western countries hurl against him, says Prof Alex Buzgalin."

 

Russia's Long Road Toward Resurgence (doco)

https://southfront.org/russias-long-road-toward-resurgence/

 

World Order 2018 (doco)

https://vimeo.com/259897908

"No Russia, no world."

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Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Speaking to us over Skype from St Petersburg, Ilya’s sober account of the situation in Russia is one you’re unlikely to hear from any section of the mainstream media.

If it's being hosted by telesurtv, I can assume that it's actually what we're totally LIKELY to hear from the Venezuelan bullhorn.

I can't imagine telesurtv criticizing Putin in any way.  Am I wrong about this?  I would so love to be wrong. 

Well, I just watched the program, Magoo, and you'll be delighted to hear that you are totally wrong. I've watched quite a few episodes of this series in the past, interviews of various smart and well informed people by Tariq Ali. They've all been excellent, and this one is no exception. I highly recommend it to you.

Edited to add: On the old, weak laptop I'm currently using, the video was much smoother at YouTube.

NDPP

Russians Vote in Presidential Election Across 11 Time Zones (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/91ba

'Russians are casting their ballots in the presidential election, as polls opened from the Far East region of Kamchatka to the western enclave of Kaliningrad. Eight candidates are vying for the post of president. The vote will last for a total of 22 hours..."

Russian Central Election Commission Comes Under Cyber Attack

https://on.rt.com/91bq

"There is an ongoing cyber attack on Russia's Central Election Commission, targeting its information center, the body's secretary has said. The commission's website earlier came under a DDoS attack from 15 countries..."

NDPP

Vladimir Putin Re-elected Russia's President in Landslide Win

http://theduran.com/vladimir-putin-re-elected-russia-president-landslide...

"Putin leads with over 76% of the vote; Communist Party candidate comes distant second..."

 

'Dictator' Putin Wins 'Fraud-Tainted' Vote

https://on.rt.com/91cj

"Western media sticks to narrative on Russian election."

  1. ps Sputnik news [125#] reports 'almost 4,000 Russians voted at polling stations in Canada.'

NDPP

CrossTalk Bullhorns: Putin's Win

https://youtu.be/dH2ul-5qjRE

"Winning his 4th and most probably last term as Russia's president, Vladimir Putin has six more years to fashion his legacy. How has Putin changed Russia? How will he continue to change it?

 

US Senators Urge Trump To Block Construction of Russian Gas Pipeline To Europe

https://on.rt.com/91e6

"A group of Republican and Democratic senators is urging the White House to use all options to block the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aimed at delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany. Earlier, Konrad Szymansky, Poland's secretary of state for European affairs, said he would urge Berlin to reject the project amid an ongoing scandal over the nerve agent attack  on former double-agent Skripal in the UK..."

6079_Smith_W

Why does he need to stuff ballot boxes? To get voter turnout higher than 30 percent, in some places.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/19/594977396/russias-pre...

NDPP

Novichok Nerve Agent Histrionics  -  by Anne Garrison

https://blackagendareport.com/novichok-nerve-agent-histrionics

"It's absolutely astonishing that anyone believes this."

NDPP

Russian Election

https://on.rt.com/91ko

"Washington's demonization of Putin has made him more popular in Russia."

 

Why the UK, the EU and the US Gang Up on Russia  

https://petras.lahaine.org/why-the-uk-the-eu-and/

"A number of fundamental questions arise regarding the origins and growing intensity of this anti-Russian animus..."

NDPP

The Russia Affair (podcast)

https://t.co/2BxgHSEAjQ

George Galloway reviews British hostility to Russia from 1917 to the Skripal affair.

NDPP

 

Trump Orders Expulsion of 60 Russian Diplomats

https://on.rt.com/91vu

 

14 EU States Announce Mass Coordinated Expulsion of Russian Diplomats Over Skripal Case

https://on.rt.com/91vq

 

"Help London. Calm Downing Street..."

https://twitter.com/RusEmbUSA/status/978079565666029568

"Strategic stability of the entire world depends on Russia-US relations. They should not be taken hostage by clearly staged stories..."

 

NDPP

The Skripal Poisonings and the Ongoing Vilification of Putin

https://www.counterpunch.org/03/28/the-skripal-poisonings-and-the-ongoin...

"In all the outrage expressed in Britain and elsewhere about this attack, there is precious little analysis..."

 

Lavrov: 'Rest Assured, Russia Won't Tolerate West's Obnoxious Conduct'

http://tass.com/politics/996300

"When one or two diplomats are asked to leave this or that country, with apologies being whispered into our ears, we know for certain that this is a result of colossal pressure and colossal blackmail, which is Washington's chief instrument in the international scene.' The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that those unfriendly actions would not remain unanswered."

NDPP

TRNN: US & Russia: New Age of Nuclear Instability (Part 1/2)

https://t.co/SVKjxrh0SS

"Bipartisan hawkishness in Washington is driving the world to a precipice by blocking diplomatic talks, demonizing Putin and delegitimizing the system in Russia says Prof Richard Sakwa."

NDPP

CrossTalk on Anti-Russia Hysteria

https://youtu.be/lYSGf-Ia1-8

"The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! For well over the last year and a half this is the message Western audiences have been served up 24/7. What is behind this hysteria? What does this message aim to achieve? How is Russia supposed to react? Importantly, are we facing a possible conflict?"

WWWTT
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The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! For well over the last year and a half this is the message Western audiences have been served up 24/7.

How was Canada exempted from this?

NDPP

Russia To Close US Consulate in St Petersberg & Expel 60 Diplomats As Washington Did - Lavrov

https://youtu.be/wtdHXONNj8g

"Nobody seems to understand the danger of this steady, steady, steady escalation..."

 

Yulia Skripal is Not Allowed To Telephone Her Grandmother

http://johnhelmer.net/yulia-skripal-is-not-allowed-to-telephone-her-gran...

 

UK May Allow Russian Diplomats to Visit Poison Victim Yulia Skripal

https://on.rt.com/929t

"There is a suspicion in Moscow that the poisoning was a foreign intelligence operation and Britain's reluctance to share information on it points to its possible complicity..."

By jove I think they've got it!

josh

A State Department official confirmed to Business Insider that the White House's diplomatic expulsion will not require Russia to reduce its staffing levels in the US, and vice versa. In other words, the 60 diplomats who were kicked out — many of whom were undercover intelligence operatives— can be replaced by others.

http://www.businessinsider.com/theres-a-huge-caveat-in-the-us-expulsion-of-60-russian-diplomats-2018-3

LOL.  This way Donnie can have his borscht and eat it too.

josh

Russian bots apparently pushing anti-Parkland student posts.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reports-russian-bots-propping-ingraham

 

NDPP

'I am a Russian bot' (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/90bl

"Melanie Fisher, a self-described 'Bernie Sanders activist' told RT she has been accused of being a Russian bot for over a year now. The Russian e-beasts seem to have quickly become main characters..."

Doug Woodard

Toxic problem in Russian town:

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/volokolamsk-mini-chernobyl-mo...

Given the political conditions, it's not too surprising.

NDPP

'Putin': A documentary film by Andre Kandrashov

Part 1: https://youtu.be/CCFs0PtzeVE

Part 2: https://youtu.be/IldUKuYbcLs

New World Order 2018 - A film by Vladimir Soloviev - 

https://off-guardian.org/2018/03/15/no-russia-no-world-full-movie-world-...

Exclusive interview with President V Putin

josh

What’s Russian for Hasbara?

Doug Woodard
josh

Important article.  Thanks.  Putin, like Orban, Trump, Netanyahu, is a fascist who promotes an ethno-nationalism, combined with Goebbles-like propaganda.

6079_Smith_W

And then there's his idea of theater to go along with that ideology - a conspiracist biker gang cirque du soleil. In case anyone thought the Americans were the only ones resorting to this kind of jingoism.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/29/russian-biker-gang-in-ukra...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu7L4C4xUgQ

And also not unlike other imperialists - and fascists too -  to frame their ideology in implied brutal sexual terms, while at the same time stopping anyone else from using "dirty words".

https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/russias-profanity-law-bans-words-eve...

 

josh

Another Russian journalist dies under suspicious circumstances.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mikercarpenter/status/985538808568537088

bekayne

josh wrote:

Another Russian journalist dies under suspicious circumstances.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mikercarpenter/status/985538808568537088

Moving a hot tub? Heart attack? Both?

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