[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Wordle - daily game - ptooey - Jul 7, 2022 - 6:48am
 
Supreme Court Rulings - black321 - Jul 7, 2022 - 6:28am
 
Automotive Lust - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jul 7, 2022 - 6:23am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - sunybuny - Jul 7, 2022 - 5:25am
 
Counting with Pictures - ScottN - Jul 7, 2022 - 5:19am
 
RightWingNutZ - kurtster - Jul 6, 2022 - 11:44pm
 
Mixtape Culture Club - ColdMiser - Jul 6, 2022 - 4:42pm
 
Things that make you happy - GeneP59 - Jul 6, 2022 - 11:35am
 
The Grateful Dead - black321 - Jul 6, 2022 - 8:36am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Jul 6, 2022 - 6:01am
 
RP Metadata and Album Art - Dan888 - Jul 6, 2022 - 1:25am
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - Dan888 - Jul 6, 2022 - 1:23am
 
Guns - haresfur - Jul 5, 2022 - 5:19pm
 
Today, I learned... - Manbird - Jul 5, 2022 - 2:49pm
 
Name My Band - GeneP59 - Jul 5, 2022 - 2:27pm
 
Favorite Quotes - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jul 5, 2022 - 7:32am
 
seriously? - oldviolin - Jul 4, 2022 - 9:03pm
 
Dialing 1-800-Manbird - oldviolin - Jul 4, 2022 - 9:00pm
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - haresfur - Jul 4, 2022 - 7:13pm
 
Things You Thought Today - steeler - Jul 4, 2022 - 9:51am
 
Radio Paradise for Android Automotive - jens547 - Jul 4, 2022 - 7:42am
 
Poetry Forum - Antigone - Jul 4, 2022 - 7:38am
 
Porcupine Tree to tour in late 2022 - kurtster - Jul 3, 2022 - 9:37pm
 
What is the meaning of this? - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jul 3, 2022 - 5:54pm
 
• • •  What's For Dinner ? • • •  - Antigone - Jul 3, 2022 - 5:46pm
 
Gentle Giant - Steely_D - Jul 3, 2022 - 6:26am
 
Photography Forum - Your Own Photos - Alchemist - Jul 2, 2022 - 3:42pm
 
US Empire - R_P - Jul 2, 2022 - 2:56pm
 
Mind Control - Manbird - Jul 2, 2022 - 2:39pm
 
Tech & Science - GeneP59 - Jul 2, 2022 - 1:29pm
 
Trump - ScottFromWyoming - Jul 2, 2022 - 12:03pm
 
Living in America - Red_Dragon - Jul 2, 2022 - 8:14am
 
Religion - Red_Dragon - Jul 1, 2022 - 8:15pm
 
Joe Biden - Bill_J - Jul 1, 2022 - 4:49pm
 
Derplahoma! - Red_Dragon - Jul 1, 2022 - 3:06pm
 
Climate Change - R_P - Jul 1, 2022 - 1:51pm
 
Ratings - ScottFromWyoming - Jul 1, 2022 - 1:10pm
 
Baseball, anyone? - ScottFromWyoming - Jul 1, 2022 - 9:24am
 
Things for which you would sell ManBird's soul - islander - Jul 1, 2022 - 8:57am
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - ColdMiser - Jul 1, 2022 - 8:52am
 
d'oh! or what I would've said if I'd had a half hour to t... - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 30, 2022 - 8:44pm
 
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing - oldviolin - Jun 30, 2022 - 8:30pm
 
Ukraine - R_P - Jun 30, 2022 - 8:12pm
 
Procrastinators Anonymous - oldviolin - Jun 30, 2022 - 3:36pm
 
New Song Submissions system - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 30, 2022 - 3:21pm
 
Hockey + Fantasy Hockey - black321 - Jun 30, 2022 - 12:48pm
 
The Obituary Page - kurtster - Jun 30, 2022 - 12:18pm
 
The Abortion Wars - R_P - Jun 30, 2022 - 11:31am
 
True Confessions - oldviolin - Jun 29, 2022 - 10:19pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - Red_Dragon - Jun 29, 2022 - 3:54pm
 
Beer - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 29, 2022 - 3:08pm
 
Education - Isabeau - Jun 29, 2022 - 2:47pm
 
Android 11 lock screen widget - jkforde - Jun 29, 2022 - 1:58pm
 
Marijuana: Baked News. - oldviolin - Jun 29, 2022 - 12:38pm
 
China - R_P - Jun 29, 2022 - 12:32pm
 
Breaking News - R_P - Jun 29, 2022 - 11:20am
 
Chemosabe, the further adventures of ... - kurtster - Jun 29, 2022 - 9:04am
 
Art Show - oldviolin - Jun 28, 2022 - 9:52pm
 
Highly stylized photos that you've taken - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jun 28, 2022 - 2:54pm
 
Russia - miamizsun - Jun 28, 2022 - 1:00pm
 
Nuclear power - saviour or scourge? - miamizsun - Jun 28, 2022 - 11:58am
 
Fiverr Anyone? - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 28, 2022 - 11:27am
 
Love is... - Steely_D - Jun 28, 2022 - 9:55am
 
You might be getting old if...... - kurtster - Jun 28, 2022 - 7:31am
 
Fascism American-style - R_P - Jun 27, 2022 - 11:09pm
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - Steely_D - Jun 27, 2022 - 9:56pm
 
I am Thinking of: - maryte - Jun 27, 2022 - 2:14pm
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Jun 27, 2022 - 1:27pm
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - GeneP59 - Jun 27, 2022 - 10:39am
 
Economix - R_P - Jun 27, 2022 - 10:14am
 
M.A.G.A. - R_P - Jun 27, 2022 - 9:43am
 
Using Words to Frame a Political Issue - oldviolin - Jun 27, 2022 - 8:52am
 
Britain - Red_Dragon - Jun 27, 2022 - 8:40am
 
Words, acronyms, whatever, that changed meaning - Proclivities - Jun 27, 2022 - 7:43am
 
Would you drive this car for dating with ur girl? - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jun 26, 2022 - 3:55pm
 
Index » Regional/Local » Elsewhere » Russia Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 13, 14, 15, 16  Next
Post to this Topic
NoEnzLefttoSplit

NoEnzLefttoSplit Avatar

Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 8, 2016 - 1:25pm

seems like a good way to bankrupt an already struggling economy..
rotekz

rotekz Avatar



Posted: Feb 29, 2016 - 3:15am

Reports now say the woman was the nanny to the 4 year old girl. She waited for the parents to go out before beheading the child and setting the flat ablaze. 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/12177508/Woman-detained-in-Moscow-carrying-severed-childs-head-latest.html
Kaw

Kaw Avatar

Location: Just above sea level
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 29, 2016 - 2:36am

 rotekz wrote:
There is currently a Muslim woman walking around a Moscow station area shouting Allah Akbah whilst waving around a child's severed head. For real.

Update: She's been arrested. The rest of the child's body has been located in a burnt out flat. It was not the woman's own child.

  https://www.rt.com/news/333928-woman-severed-head-metro/


rotekz

rotekz Avatar



Posted: Feb 29, 2016 - 2:29am

There is currently a Muslim woman walking around a Moscow station area shouting Allah Akbah whilst waving around a child's severed head. For real.

Update: She's been arrested. The rest of the child's body has been located in a burnt out flat. It was not the woman's own child.


Proclivities

Proclivities Avatar

Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 28, 2015 - 1:18pm

putin
sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Not here, I tell you wat
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 26, 2015 - 10:29am

 RichardPrins wrote:
Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming! — RT Op-Edge

(...) As I’ve noted before there is a real disconnect between establishment views on Russia and the views of ordinary people. Compare the bog standard “Putin is a threat to us all” comment pieces and the views of ordinary members of the public in the letters pages.

The most honest assessment of the situation I’ve read was by a letter-writer to the Daily Express newspaper, one Terence Matthews from London, who said “Putin is neither mad nor bad; he is looking after the rights of his people, just as I would expect my government to do…. The US does not want a strong Russia and is paranoid about it.. Let’s get the truth out and not lies”.

In fact if you want the truth on Russia in Britain, you’re generally much better off reading the letters pages, and below-the-line comments than you are reading the opinions of puffed-up pundits in ‘serious’ newspapers and journals who try and outdo one another in their Russophobia.

Laughing at the preposterous “The Russians are coming” brigade really is the best response. Refuse to stand to attention and deferentially tug your forelock when a neo-con or faux-leftist starts to lecture you on “the Russian threat”: Establishment Russophobes hate it when they’re not being taken seriously. And make sure that when you do come across a “The Russians are coming” scaremonger, check out what that person was saying about the Iraqi WMDs ‘threat’ in 2003. It’s usually quite revealing.



 

Sounds bout right to me.{#Yes}
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Feb 26, 2015 - 9:50am

Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming! — RT Op-Edge

(...) As I’ve noted before there is a real disconnect between establishment views on Russia and the views of ordinary people. Compare the bog standard “Putin is a threat to us all” comment pieces and the views of ordinary members of the public in the letters pages.

The most honest assessment of the situation I’ve read was by a letter-writer to the Daily Express newspaper, one Terence Matthews from London, who said “Putin is neither mad nor bad; he is looking after the rights of his people, just as I would expect my government to do…. The US does not want a strong Russia and is paranoid about it.. Let’s get the truth out and not lies”.

In fact if you want the truth on Russia in Britain, you’re generally much better off reading the letters pages, and below-the-line comments than you are reading the opinions of puffed-up pundits in ‘serious’ newspapers and journals who try and outdo one another in their Russophobia.

Laughing at the preposterous “The Russians are coming” brigade really is the best response. Refuse to stand to attention and deferentially tug your forelock when a neo-con or faux-leftist starts to lecture you on “the Russian threat”: Establishment Russophobes hate it when they’re not being taken seriously. And make sure that when you do come across a “The Russians are coming” scaremonger, check out what that person was saying about the Iraqi WMDs ‘threat’ in 2003. It’s usually quite revealing.


sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Not here, I tell you wat
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 19, 2014 - 4:02am

We are playing a dangerous game here, the neocons have taken over it seems and are imo completely misreading, underestimating maybe intentionally the Russian government and her people.  All I can say is that in regards to Ukraine, all is not as we are being told from the Western press. I am also wondering whether the pivot to Cuba is part of the overall strategy to bait Russia along with what Saudi America is doing with oil. We are backing Russia into a corner leaving them no recourse.  This is not 1941 and Russia is not imperial Japan:

Obama signs Russia sanctions bill, no plans to use it for now


haresfur

haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 26, 2014 - 9:16pm

Russian Paper Apologizes for MH17

They are probably not going to be in business long.
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 26, 2014 - 10:53am

Russia Sues McDonald’s, Questioning Quality of the Food - NYTimes.com

We all know it's really because they hate your freedom fries...
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 9, 2014 - 5:04pm

KGB Files Open to All in Cambridge Library | The Moscow Times

KGB files from the famous Mitrokhin archive — described by the FBI as "the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source" — are now open to the public for the first time. From 1972 to 1984, Major Vasily Mitrokhin was a senior archivist in the KGB's foreign intelligence archive, with unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of files from a global network of spies and intelligence-gathering operations.

At the same time, having grown disillusioned with the brutal oppression of the Soviet regime, he was taking secret handwritten notes of the material and smuggling them out of the building each evening. In 1992, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, he, his family and his archive were exfiltrated by Britain's Secret Intelligence Service.

Now, more than 20 years after his defection to Britain, Mitrokhin's files are being opened by the Churchill Archives Center, where they sit alongside the personal papers of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.

Professor Christopher Andrew, the only historian to date allowed access to the archive, and author of two global bestsellers with Mitrokhin, said: "There are only two places in the world where you will find material like this. One is the KBG archive — which is not open and very difficult to get into — and the other is here at Churchill College where Mitrokhin's own typescript notes are today being opened for all the world to see.

"Mitrokhin dreamed of making this material public from 1972 until his death; it is now happening in 2014. The inner workings of the KGB, its foreign intelligence operations and the foreign policy of Soviet-era Russia all lie within this extraordinary collection; the scale and nature of which gives unprecedented insight into the KGB's activities throughout much of the Cold War." (...)


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 24, 2014 - 3:40pm

Inside the Soviet Union's Secret Erotica Collection | News | The Moscow Times

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: May 9, 2014 - 3:49pm

Russian Law Bans Profanity In Arts And Media
As if America’s right wing doesn’t want to tongue-kiss Putin already, now he’s signed a law banning profanity in the arts.

via BBC News – Russian law bans swearing in arts and media. (...)


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jan 21, 2014 - 2:44pm

The ‘How Are You?’ Culture Clash - NYTimes.com

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Sep 3, 2012 - 10:55pm

Pussy Riot's jailing is just the latest chapter as Russia's church and state entwine
Russia's twin powers have a history of co-dependence and are moving forward together on a pre-ordained imperial mission

Servo

Servo Avatar

Location: Down on the Farm
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 1, 2012 - 7:19am

 Umberdog wrote:
Russia (or whatever they call them these days) must hire the same contractors as we do. Did someone say the Chinese?
 
{#Yes}  It still looks like the Chinese are still relying on the Russian design institutes for the basic design work on their materiel, but are getting more and more involved in producing the guns, planes, aircraft carriers etc. on their own.

The scary part to me is that the Chinese are still interested in making sure that all of their weapons systems can interoperate with the Russian ones.  That says to me that the still hard-core totalitarian Chinese government is planning on bringing Russia and maybe other former Soviet countries back into the fold, and reignite the East vs. West hostilities.  Although Russia isn't the great empire that it was before, they could reclaim most of the old USSR states, especially with Chinese help.  Notice how Russia is the perpetual backer of nutjob crazy Muslim regimes like Iran and Syria, keeping the UN or western forces from getting involved, even with humanitarian aid.  Likewise, China is propping up North Korea.  It's like they're longing for the "good old days" of the Cold War, not unlike how the RNC was a gigantic ad for fictitious "good old days" in the US.

Predictions for what's in style for 2013:

For the US—
Breeder reactors
Duck 'n' Cover
Tailfins
Men wearing hats and thin black ties

For the China—
A new, revised edition of "The Little Red Book"
Mao uniforms
ICBMs

For Russia—
May Day Parades
Gulags
ZiL limousines


Servo

Servo Avatar

Location: Down on the Farm
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 1, 2012 - 6:51am

 RichardPrins wrote:
They want to be "job creators" too, while at the same time boosting nationalism... {#Mrgreen}

So what do we have?  A world stuck in a prolonged economic depression, with populations looking towards strongman leaders with their jingoism and promises of war  Gee, I wonder how this story will end?


Umberdog

Umberdog Avatar

Location: In my body.
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2012 - 9:58pm

 Servo wrote:

Maybe a little of both.  With Putin and presumably a whole cadre of old school (read "Soviet") political allies firmly in power now, and a new generations of Russians with no firsthand knowledge of how bad life in the Soviet Union really was, we might see Russia's future in its totalitarian past.

Then there's this:

Moscow to spend over $720 bln on new military aircraft

  I think they're only trying to keep up with the Chinese, but still...


EDIT:  Now that the GOP convention has all but declared war on Russia, they have a valid reason to be on the defensive.

If Romney gains control of the "red button", we'll be wistfully remembering the "good old days" of George W. Bush's insane foreign policies.  {#No}

 
Russia (or whatever they call them these days) must hire the same contractors as we do. Did someone say the Chinese?
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Aug 30, 2012 - 9:51pm

 Servo wrote:

Maybe a little of both.  With Putin and presumably a whole cadre of old school (read "Soviet") political allies firmly in power now, and a new generations of Russians with no firsthand knowledge of how bad life in the Soviet Union really was, we might see Russia's future in its totalitarian past.

Then there's this:

Moscow to spend over $720 bln on new military aircraft

  I think they're only trying to keep up with the Chinese, but still...


EDIT:  Now that the GOP convention has all but declared war on Russia, they have a valid reason to be on the defensive.

If Romney gains control of the "red button", we'll be wistfully remembering the "good old days" of George W. Bush's insane foreign policies.  {#No} 

They want to be "job creators" too, while at the same time boosting nationalism... {#Mrgreen}
Servo

Servo Avatar

Location: Down on the Farm
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2012 - 8:36pm

 RichardPrins wrote:
Romney camp: Russia - top geopolitical foe, reset failed

...

Wooing older voters, or just regressing to 'happier times'?
 
Maybe a little of both.  With Putin and presumably a whole cadre of old school (read "Soviet") political allies firmly in power now, and a new generations of Russians with no firsthand knowledge of how bad life in the Soviet Union really was, we might see Russia's future in its totalitarian past.

Then there's this:

Moscow to spend over $720 bln on new military aircraft

  I think they're only trying to keep up with the Chinese, but still...


EDIT:  Now that the GOP convention has all but declared war on Russia, they have a valid reason to be on the defensive.

If Romney gains control of the "red button", we'll be wistfully remembering the "good old days" of George W. Bush's insane foreign policies.  {#No}


Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 13, 14, 15, 16  Next