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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1230 on: July 26, 2018, 08:00:06 AM »
Russian paper MK reports that DNR/LNR "rebels" claim they have 760 tanks, incl T-90s never exported to Ukraine. Plus 70 GRAD units and 500 heavy artillery units. This is nearly 3x the tanks owned by Germany. No alternative provenance explanation than illegally provided by Russia.
https://twitter.com/christogrozev/status/1022387404295036928?s=19


When GRU officer wired money for planned coup in Montenegro to his asset in Serbia via Western Union, he put GRU's HQ address as "sender". Can't make this sh!t up. https://t.co/e2RRGMS6pG
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1231 on: July 31, 2018, 04:34:04 PM »
Some below-the-surface insights into Russian/American relations.

Russiagate and the Magnitsky Affair, Linked Again
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/russiagate-and-the-magnitsky-affair-linked-again-253195/

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
https://www.amazon.com/Red-Notice-Finance-Murder-Justice-ebook/dp/B00LD1ORX6

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1232 on: July 31, 2018, 10:28:00 PM »
Russian journalists killed while investigating Putin-linked mercenary group https://t.co/4NxJfi7N5l
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1233 on: August 01, 2018, 03:12:29 PM »
Putin’s Secret Police Prevent 2 Million From Leaving Russia
https://amp.thedailybeast.com/putins-secret-police-prevent-2-million-from-leaving-russia
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1234 on: August 02, 2018, 03:21:29 PM »
Wow.

"the U.S. president is seen not as a practitioner of U.S. foreign policy but as a mechanism for disrupting it....He is a convenient instrument for sowing chaos in U.S. politics, testing the strength of the Euro-Atlantic partnership, and splintering the West."

@Stanovaya https://t.co/UquMOi1aPx
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1235 on: August 05, 2018, 08:37:24 AM »
LOL!

Actor Steven Seagal appointed Russian ministry's 'special representative'
https://cnn.it/2OKGqX5
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1236 on: August 06, 2018, 10:35:41 PM »
There is absolutely no reason for #Russia to take offense at Georgia's entry into #NATO. Unless she wants to reserve herself a right to invade #Georgia without consequence. All the more reason for Georgia to want to join NATO. https://t.co/ikmExaVBd7
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1237 on: August 09, 2018, 10:14:56 AM »
Still rather live in Russia??

Big Russian law enforcement raid at Khodorkovsky’s foundation in Moscow. I think this is a reaction to MBK sending journalists (who were brutally killed) to Central African Republic to investigate Putin’s mercenaries there....

Khodorkovsky Center
‏@mbk_center
Currently at Open Russia's Moscow office - investigators once again dig up Yukos case in order to threaten and intimidate civil society activists. Men with guns surrounding the building and lawyer isn't allowed in.

https://twitter.com/mbk_center/status/1027536780885671937
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1238 on: August 11, 2018, 03:05:12 PM »
@joshrogin
Republican @RepTomGarrett says he was told in a closed briefing that Russian meddling contributed to last year's conflict and violence in Charlottesville. Wow. @CNN
https://twitter.com/joshrogin/status/1028303283084054529
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1239 on: August 11, 2018, 08:29:49 PM »
@RebHarms
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#Ukraine August 2018: Putin is getting ready to start military and economic blockade of the Sea of Azov. Again and again Ukrainian and foreign vessels are stopped by Russian military. The West is silent.
https://twitter.com/RebHarms/status/1027846634581966848
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1240 on: August 12, 2018, 04:22:47 PM »
I'm going to take a wild guess and post this here.......

@akihheikkinen
Many Finnish gov sites and e services are currently down. Including many ministries, police and customs.

Reason currently unknown, all possibilities from tech breakdown to hacking remain open.
https://twitter.com/akihheikkinen/status/1028670589848956929
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1241 on: August 16, 2018, 12:11:21 PM »
Russia making more aggressive moves toward Ukraine. State Department speaks up but any comment from Trump? Congress? Crickets??

Royal Air Force intercepts six Russian bombers over the Black Sea after 'significant air activity throughout night'
Eurofighter Typhoons were launched early on Monday morning from their base in Romania after the Russian Su-24 Fencer planes were spotted, according to the RAF
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-british-air-force-intercepts-13086763

Also Russia blocked part of the Black Sea, and the State Dept is warning that Russia is close to the annexation of the Azov Sea.



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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1242 on: August 16, 2018, 12:16:33 PM »
A drill? Really?? Nice way to buy time and hold off NATO. I hope NATO doesn't wait to see if it really is an exercise and instead moves resources to the Black Sea....

Russia declared area of Black Sea as closed military zone for "drill", almost closed everything from Western Crimea to Dunai https://liveuamap.com/en/2018/15-august-russia-declared-area-of-black-sea-as-closed-military … via @mil_in_ua #Ukraine

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1243 on: Yesterday at 11:12:55 AM »
Putin's puppet and Manafort's old boss Yanukovych has been charged with high treason, complicity in an aggressive war against Ukraine, and complicity in premeditated activities aimed at altering Ukraine's state borders.

Prosecutors Seek 15 Years In Prison For Ukraine's Ex-President
https://www.rferl.org/a/prosecutors-seek-15-years-in-prison-for-ukraine-s-ex-president/29437344.html
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