by Scott Humor for The Saker Blog
Bureaucracy is not alien to democracy
If compared to the Bolotnaya Square color revolution attempt in 2011-2012, the Moscow Protests Hoax 2019 had a sunnier disposition, and went on playfully. The powers to be showed sense of humor and refinement not seen prior. The similarities, however, remain. The US Ambassador was sacked, again, for crude attempt to instill a riot. Scores of demonstrators were detained, some arrested and a dozen ended up in jail.
This year, an unexpected new player showed up. I am talking about the military. They just showed up unannounced amidst all that excitement and started checking detained for their military records, medical records and draft status. Meaning those dodging draft by claiming fake disabilities. This seemed to be a crucial moment when everything went down the hill for the participants and the crowds started swiftly dispersing only to discover the military with the police officers waiting for them at home.
Parents of underage rioters received phone calls from the local police departments, or участковый, as they are called in Russian. The parents were fined according to a recently passed law banning involvement of minors in unauthorized demonstrations. Children will also get notes in their school records.
The army recruitment officers checked the July 27th riots detainees for their military records and found 134 draft dodgers. Many social media observers found this fact to be as funny as all get-out. They were offered a choice of two years in jail or a service in the army, in a clear demonstration that bureaucracy is not alien to democracy
1/5 of all arrested demonstrators were single men of 25 and younger who weren’t employed anywhere, many didn’t live in places they officially claimed. Altogether all detained had combined 26 million rubles debt, which is about $400,000. This week, the court appointed debt collectors started going from place to place collecting anything of value to be auctioned away to satisfy the debtors.
And these are number only for those arrested on July 27th.
The total amount of debts of persons detained earlier on the uncoordinated action on July 27 in the center of the capital is about 26 million rubles.
According to the TV channel “Moscow 24”, the public was informed by the Deputy head of the Federal bailiff service in Moscow Evgenia Klimenko.
According to her, the main amount of debt of 16 million rubles, are credit obligations, 6 million – all sorts of penalties in favor of individuals and legal entities, almost 2 million in unpaid taxes, fines and alimony amount to 800 thousand, debt on housing and communal services — 600 thousand rubles.
According to Klimenko, almost 20% of debtors are unemployed men under the age of 25.
Earlier it was reported that the Moscow courts sent under administrative arrest 89 participants of the uncoordinated action on July 27
Moscow elections of deputies to the capital’s Parliament are scheduled for September 8. The Election Committee registered 233 candidates including 171 from different parties and 62 independent candidates. Registration was denied to 57 candidates from 18 parties and to 39 independent candidates. Three parliamentary parties have 129 people running for offices in this elections: from the Communist party – 44 candidates, from the LDPR – 45 candidates and from the party “Fair Russia” – 40 candidates. Also candidates were registered from the parties “Yabloko,” “Communists of Russia,” “Rodina,” “Greens” and the “Party of Growth.”
On August 3rd, when 1,500 people went to riot in the center of Moscow:
– 500,000 people visited the celebration of anniversary of s a permanent general purpose trade Exhibition VSKhV.
– 305,000 people visited a food and music festival “Shashlik. Live” in Park Gorkogo.
Overall, it turned out to be a very useful and positive experiment. The government heard people’s opinions, the budget got some income, and the military got some new recruits. As for the actors provocateurs themselves, they were reminded that they live in a law and order society, that they have obligations to this society that they can’t avoid, that the country they live in has problems that need solutions, and that the riots have nothing to do with finding those solutions.
Voices from the sewage
“It’s a pity that most of the protesters — not Muscovites.”
Needless to say that many opposition figures, (let’s for clarity call them pro-Western anti-Russian activists) managed to get enough signatures and get registered without much ado. Among them, Valeria Kasamara. Vice Rector of HSE the Higher School of Economics, a private institution with murky international backing. My thoughts about the HSE can be found here.
I wrote about the HSE here and here.
An interview of an eligible candidate to the Moscow city Duma Valeria Kasamara to the Meduza (considered a foreign agent in Russia) contained several mind blowing revelations that are all ignored by the mainstream media.
Here is a sample
“ — So you’re more excited about it?
— That’s good news for me. It is a pity that the majority of participants of demonstrations are not Muscovites and aren’t our voters.
— Do you also support this rather manipulative thesis that the majority of those who came to the rally were not Muscovites?
— For me, a Muscovite is a person who is registered in Moscow: registered in Moscow and can vote. People at the rally were often not registered in Moscow.
— But if I live in Moscow, work in Moscow, rent an apartment, shouldn’t I be also interested in what is happening in Moscow?
[Non residents of Moscow cannot vote in Moscow elections, obviously. Scott]
— Look, if you are a nonresident, renting an apartment in Moscow and you show up at the rally, then the agenda goes beyond Moscow. This considering, of course, that you weren’t brought here on a bus, and you came by yourself.
— Did people at the rallies were brought on buses? Where did you get this information?
— This information came from people that I trust. Maybe [those who were brought on buses] they sincerely support the candidates, who didn’t get on the ballots, and they were just helped by someone to come [to Moscow on the buses. Scott]. Or they paid the fare themselves.
— Did you see the buses? On the basis of what have you acquired this opinion?
— I’m talking about expert feelings and conversations with experts, that’s why I say so. I didn’t see buses myself. Maybe, they [participants of the protest from other regions] were interested in the agenda. Or, maybe, their leaders spoke [during the city authorized rally on July 20] on Sakharov Avenue, and they [the non-Moscow resident protesters] regretted that their leaders weren’t running for their regional parliaments. My colleagues were interested that many [protesters] arrived, took selfies and just left.
— I took selfies, also. Is that a crime?
— They passed the frame [of the metal detector installed in front of the entrance, where the number of those who came to the demonstration is usually recorded], they didn’t even go to the stage area and left. Agree, it is strange.
— Is there any evidence that people did this? You do understand that what you are saying is a rather irresponsible statement [that the participants of the Moscow protests are an artificially organized crowd]?
— This is strictly showed by surveillance. I can’t say that it was done en masse.”
Kasamara also said:
1. The majority of the participants of the MPH [Moscow Protests Hoax] weren’t Moscovites, meaning, they weren’t registered in Moscow, didn’t own any property in Moscow and didn’t have the right to vote for the Moscow government.
2. The crowd was artificially created and sustained by busing people from other regions, and by people going through the metal detectors with automatic counters, taking their selfies for the social media and leaving without actually being present at the demonstration.
3. Those activists who were rejected for cheating and forging the election materials could actually gather signatures easily, no one stood in their way.
4. On average three to five candidates have registered for one job, it means that the elections have diversity and cannot be called uncontested.
5. The HSE was initially politically engaged catering exclusively to the members of the pro-Western Anti-Russia activists. They had Navalny and Sobchak to have town-hall style meetings with their students. However, it all was closed down for reasons she refused to elaborate.
I wrote about another western backed institution that organized meetings for their students with opposition candidate before the presidential elections. You can read about schemes involved here and here.
In both cases considering the foreign sponsorship of the organizations these sort of partnerships are highly illegal and unethical.
The disclosure made by Kasamara of some dirty crowd management tricks is unsurprising. Kasamara, Vice-rector of the Higher school of Economics — is a registered candidate in the elections to the Moscow city Duma. She runs for office at the same 45-th electoral district in which another opposition candidate, Ilya Yashin would run if he got his application approved by the election committee.
Other results of the Moscow Protests Hoax
The Investigative Committee opened the case against Navalny’s Foundation for his NGO the Fight Against Corruption in case of 1 billion rubles laundering scheme. This, probably, was the main remaining source of the “color revolution” financing, which is now by all means finished. All the accused in the scheme are either in jail awaiting trial or on the way there.
These were not Navalny’s personal bank accounts that Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky Court unblocked to satisfy a motion filed by blogger Alexei Navalny’s lawyer on May 23. Those assets had been frozen during the investigation into the Yves Rocher case.
As the RT reported, members of the foundation, as well as other individuals “linked to its activities” are suspected of laundering the hefty sum of 1 billion rubles ($15.3 million) over the past three years, Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Saturday.
As the Investigative Committee reported.
“The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case on financial transactions with funds knowingly acquired by other persons by criminal means (p. “b” part 4 of article 174 of the Criminal Code) base on the materials on the legalization of funds in the amount of about 1 billion rubles. Materials were received from the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia.” the IC (or Sledcom) stated in its press release.
“According to the investigation, from January 2016 to December 2018, persons related to the activities of the non-profit organization “anti-corruption Fund” (FBK), including employees of the Fund, received from third parties a large amount of money in rubles and foreign currency, which they knew were acquired for them by criminal means.
To give a legal form to the sums of money, for use and disposal of funds obtained by criminal means, accomplices used a known Cash-in and Recycle scheme with ATMs in Moscow. They have deposited same amounts of money to the accounts of several banks. After that, they organized transfer of credited funds to the current accounts of the FBK, having financed the activities of this non-profit organization, thus completing joint criminal actions for their legalization.”
”… within the framework of the criminal case, searches are conducted, including at the place of residence of a number of employees of the FBK, in the office of the organization itself and other places. During searches, items and documents relevant to the investigation have been seized. A number of employees of the FBK summoned to the IC of Russia for questioning in a criminal case.
Court orders of seizure of accounts of non-profit organizations the “Anti-corruption Fund” and the “Protection of citizens’ rights,” as well as more than 100 accounts belonging to a number of individuals and legal entities, have been transferred for execution to credit organizations. Cash flow on all accounts is blocked.”
On January 22, the court satisfied a motion filed by the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the the Fifth Season Foundation, through which Navalny’s campaign was financed. A prominent lawyer and member of the Public Chamber of Russia Ilya Remeslo published documents of the Ministry of Justice, which clarify who and how much money was collected and spent on Navalny’s campaign.
Here you can find a link to the materials of this case and the explanation of the Navaly’s camp (they claim they are unfairly treated). You can also find here a more detailed explanation of how the money laundering scheme worked.
The key violation, which Navalny’s lawyers are silent about, was the Foundation’s spending money on non-statutory activities, which is expressly prohibited by paragraph 1 of article 24 of the Federal law “On NGOs”.
According to the Foundation Charter, its main activity is media support. Instead, the Fund financed Navalny’s political campaign. This was pointed out by the Ministry of Justice in its lawsuit:
Until the trial it won’t be possible to estimate how much out of 100 million Navalny and company spent on the political activism and how much was used for their personal needs.
Another issue, Navalny and Volkov’s lawyers denied that they had received bitcoin donations. There is nothing to deny: Volkov’s report posted on his personal website shows the share of bitcoins accounts for 20% of all donations, see the link above.
The timing of the Navalny’s foundation arrests is not at all a coincidence. They were watched by the law enforcement and everything was ready to go, and the start of the MPH [Moscow protests Hoax] triggered the beginning of their end.
Finally, the most interesting question: who actually financed Navalny’s activities.
We know that
– from the beginning of activity to 31 October 2017, the Foundation received 96 million rubles;
– of these 96 million of the total 47 million was donated personally by Volkov, who was collected donations for the campaign;
– another 4 million came from another account that belonged to the Foundation in the Bank “Otkritie”;
– other 4 million donated by the head of the FBK Rubanov;
– and most interesting: 33 million received from Ruslan Samedinov and Anna Chekhovich .
Both of them work for Navalny’s Foundation.
Samedinov was a press secretary of Navalny’s campaign, and host of “Cactus”, Chekhovich – an ordinary employee of the Moscow headquarters. They have no other significant sources of income. Even the Director of the FBK Rubanov’s official salary does not allow to donate to the campaign 4 million rubles, this would be his salary for several years of work.
Can’t wait till the trial to see what exactly the Sledcom dug up and how it all is connected to the US Ambassador Huntsman sudden departure.
Huntsman is the second McFaul
On August 7th, the United States Embassy in Moscow has confirmed that US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has tendered resignation. However, it appeared that the decision for him to leave was made on or after Trump’s midnight phone call to Putin on July 31st.
Huntsman was accused by the members of Russia’s Duma in supporting an anti-government “color revolution,” in election interfering, and interfering into country’s domestic affairs. Same claims were made by the US themselves when Obama administration expelled Russian diplomats and stole Russia’s state owned diplomatic real estate. Russia, so far, sacked one ambassador. Judging by the Embassy twitter account, they didn’t take down those offensive tweet.
These are a few of those pondering statements
Their last tweet was on August 4th.
The Embassy also posted a tweet with the map of Moscow and the routes for demonstration to follow with the exact timing.
The White House confirmed that Trump had received Huntsman’s letter.
“We appreciate his service to the nation, applaud his dedicated work toward improving the U.S.- Russia relationship, and wish him the best in the next chapter,” a White House official told The Salt Lake Tribune.
How Russians will remember this impressive intelligently looking man?
Perhaps with his following statements:
“…each US aircraft carrier represents 100,000 tons of international diplomacy.”
“The real secret of diplomats is that we are trained to say something when we have nothing to say and say nothing when we have something to say.”
“When America closes its doors, so does everyone else. We are the main engine of growth in the world, we are the ones who illuminate the path to free trade and open markets.”
“Frankly, I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”
“I am a deeply religious person and proud of my Mormon roots.”
Judging by the chatter on their twitter account, they have absolutely nothing to say.
The Dead Souls
In total, dead people left 339 signatures in their support of the opposition candidates. Still 14,201 signature were left by people with non-existent passports.
Chairman of the Moscow city election Committee Valentin Gorbunov said that the signatures of the deceased Muscovites were found in 22 candidates for deputies of the capital’s Parliament.
He explained that, for example, the candidate Lyubov Sobol submitted a signature of the former Secretary of the election Commission of Arbat district Lilia Simankova, who died in May 16, 2019.
The police found weapons on a number of “peace walk” participants of ” in particular, knives and traumatic guns.
Responding to the complaints filed by the rejected candidates, the Moscow election Committee brought in Police graphology and document specialists, to check on the work of the election committee employees and volunteers under the leadership of Ilya Remeslo. The Police corrected a dozen of inconsistencies, but the overall forgery count remands the same.
The Moscow election Commission upheld the decision to refuse registration for a number of candidates, including Dmitry Gudkov, Ivan Zhdanov, Konstantin Yankauskas, Yulia Serebryanskaya, Konstantin Lisitsa, Elena Rusakova, Lyubov Sobol and Ilya Yashin. Some of them appealed the decision to the CEC.
At the meeting on August 1, the CEC refused to satisfy the complaint of Lisitsyn the decision to refuse registration due to the lack of reliable signatures of voters. Serebryanskaya withdrew her complaint at the same meeting.
On August 19, the state Duma Council may gather for an eergency session to consider the establishment of a working group to investigate the facts of external interference in the Russian elections. A proposal on this topic was made by the head of the Communist party Gennady Zyuganov.
“I suggest to hold urgently on August 19 meetings of Council where to consider a question of foreign intervention in our election campaign.” The politician explained that this applies not only to the election campaign in Moscow, but also to other cities with over one million in population.
“We already have documentary confirmation, I looked at the website of the American Embassy,” – Zyuganov said. “all routes, points of collection, the order of financing” and other organizational information concerning the holding of unauthorized actions in Moscow on August 3.
“I looked into who dumped money on them: only on one account nearly one billion rubles were directed for these purposes.” He proposed to investigate “those who serve as a cover for this operation”
About Yegor Zhukov
In interviewer that I discussed above, with Valeria Kasamara, the Vice Rector of HSE the Higher School of Economics, placed the school’s full support behind their student, Yegor Zhukov, who was arrested.
In her interview, Kasamara also claims that the “entire university community of Moscow is fully behind the actions of arrested HSE student Yegor Zhukov.”
Some light on this particular reaction of the academic community was shed during the emergency meeting of the Federation Council on considering possible foreign interference in the elections to the Moscow Duma.
The member of Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and the President of the Board of the union of private security companies “Peacemaker Community” Mikhail Anichkin:
See video of the emergency meeting starting at 20:58
“Because of such unregistered “politician” in parentheses as Yegor Zhukov, a serious pressure is being applied to the referent persons in his case. For example, in the scientific community they use interest of our scientists to further continue with the international practices of being invited to give lectures and being published. In other words, there are constant threats of sanctions against them if they won’t come out in support of certain individuals. We witness a routine forward driven work that we must to give an adequate response. Considering that in the past behind this work were diplomats, politicians and such, now this work is being performed by the humanitarian and other organizations. Such organization as Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. I just learned that this is a company that is being conducting the pressure on our referent citizens [in academic community. Scott].”
Russia’s academic community members are threatened if they won’t support Yegor Zhukov.
Let’s see what Valeria Kasamara says about all that.
“— You gave a guarantee for an unregistered candidate for the Moscow city Duma, a video blogger, a student of the Higher school of Economics Yegor Zhukov, arrested for mass riots. Why did you do that?
— It is completely natural for me. I’m his teacher, I know him personally. I sincerely believe that there are no grounds for keeping Yegor in the detention center. He has done nothing special, not enough to arrest him.
— In this current situation, when everyone is divided into two camps, the support of him looks almost heroic.
— In his case, we have a lot of heroes. Yegor received the support of the entire University community. The guarantee letters we handed to the lawyers. My colleagues were coming with their letters, left in the campaign headquarters mine letter also.
— Did you try to negotiate with the Moscow government to somehow resolve the issue with Yegor at this level?
— You see, the Moscow government has nothing to do with it now. Now it is completely a diocese of law enforcement. It actually would look funny if we ask the mayor of Moscow for help. If you want to do nothing, create the appearance of activity — then, of course, this method would be the best.
— Returning to Yegor Zhukov, many people ask why the HSE leadership is silent, why rector Yaroslav Kuzminov will not speak about his detention?
— First of all, I am also the management of the University. So if you’re asking for guidance, here it is, in front of you. Secondly, the position of the University is on the website of the Higher school of Economics. Every time something like this happens to students, we remind them of it: the rector once said that we do not punish anyone for participating in rallies. Moreover, if students get in trouble, we do provide assistance, including providing legal aid, if required. This position has not changed. Because memory a short, guys are beginning to doubt. Once again: we never punish for participation in any meetings and would never expel for this. We provide legal assistance on request.
I’m in touch with Yegor’s lawyers, I asked them what was required. We’re ready. There were no additional requests for assistance. The University itself cannot act as a lawyer.”
Who is Yegor Zhukov?
According to some investigative social media accounts, detained HSE student Yegor Zhukov learned to manage protests at the American courses in Montenegro and during the velvet revolution in Yerevan, for the past four years.
The arrested rioter was trained on the Maidan in Armenia
From April 27 to may 01, during the “velvet revolution” in Yerevan, Yegor Zhukov was gaining intelligence, crowd control skills, and color revolution experience at the US Embassy sponsored courses. He even had a video about it in his video blog, “Why did Armenia succeed?”[in overthrowing its democratically elected government, that is. Scott]
In video instruction from Zhukov, the guy tells how to better organize provocations during anti-government actions.
A video of Zhukov directing the mob during the Moscow Protests Hoax
He says in his Why did Armenia succeed? video: “Blocking roads is the most important tactic, which means to block the movement of blood through the body of the city. Any city lives thanks to its logistics system, that’s why mass interference in its functioning very often ends fatally.” See the REN TV link above.
On the video posted by the REN TV, you can see how Yegor Zhukov directed the mob against the law enforcement, silencing those who doubted his actions.
But that’s not all. In the period from March 04 to 08, Zhukov took part in the “Forum of young leaders” in Montenegro, organized by the “NED National Institute for Democracy of the United States.” And in early March 2019 he flew to the conference “Open Russia” in Riga.
He is a student. He doesn’t work. His parents are not rich.
An interesting character, you must admit. An investigation of him is just started and so much was already unearthed.
I don’t know if Yegor Zhukov excelled as a student, he missed so much school for the riot training. I only know that he got very bad teachers. Good teachers want their students to succeed, to have a future.
If I were to teach Yegor Zhukov, the way I used to teach in college, I would explain him how Armenia is different from Russia, and why a putsch in Russia can never take place. It has been so for quite some time now, but no one in the academic community in Russia caught up, yet.
Here is the deal.
According to the New Military doctrine, adopted in 2010 and revised in 2014, any anti-government revolt or a putsch is considered to be equal to a ground invasion of Russia. Any ground invasion of Russia will guaranteed a retaliatory strike against the adversaries, their command centers, and main objects of infrastructure. This is from the publicly available part of the military doctrine, so its already set up down the chain of command in the classified part of the doctrine. If an elected government is toppled, no new government would be able to cancel this order or to order troops to stand down.
That’s why the military politely muscled in on the traditional law enforcement turf and showed up where they have never seen before, at the pro-American agents provocateurs riots. This is a signal to all of us that now on, all anti-government activities are nothing but stages of enemy’s invasion. That’s why the military showed up, magically.
And that’s how the Moscow Protests Hoax dialectic works.
P.S. On the featured image: during the riot, Navalny’s bodyguard posed as a “young mother with a stroller.”
This is fantastic. Shut em down.
Agreed – excellent piece of work Scott. Exposing the depth of treachery in Russia.
Under the same Ambassador, Huntsman, he also tried to bring in 30 “teachers” under diplomatic passports a few weeks back for the Anglo-American school of Moscow with no reciprocity.
Sounds like he finally outstayed his welcome……..his co-worker – Tim Richardson sounds like another member of the colour revolution US Embassy gang (also involved in the “teachers” diplomatic visas):
At a US Presidential Election Republican Primary Debate in 2012, Huntsman openly declared that his main goal if elected would be to ‘…bring China down’. He had been US Diplothug in Chief (ie ‘Ambassador’) in Beijing in 2011, when, during the phony Arab Spring, he declared that a Jasmine Revolution or some such stage managed farce would break out in Beijing in a few days. He turned up at a mall or somewhere in Beijing, to lead the grateful Chinese to the Nirvana of ‘freedom’ and ‘Western Moral Values’, but no Chinese turned up, only Western fakestream media presstitute scum. Very bad planning, indeed. And it is somewhat bizarre to mention that Huntsman believes in evolution and climate change science, as if this is somehow another negative. At least he is no completely insane.
How come you do not realise that the “Climate Change” story is as fake as the 9/11 Report? It is just another way of scaring people and raising taxes.
The sun controls the climate of the earth. The sun has been less active in recent years and we might be heading to a very cold period. Faking warming data by extrapolating real temperature rises in urban islands like Los Angeles and Sydney and homogenising/adjusting temperature data elsewhere proves absolutely nothing other than that they are cheating.
“Amidst Global Warming Hysteria, NASA Expects Global Cooling”
how come you don’t understand even if the Sun control the climate on Earth we are going to have a very serious deadly problem of feeding 7.6 billion people even the climate changes even a little bit?
Whats SO hard for you to understand about that?
Sun, man, it doesn’t matter. What matters is you’ll be starving to death either way with the changes.
I just simply love the scare tactics!
Let’s look at a couple of these incidents that should effect feeding the population.
1. Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia and the food bowl of Africa. Remove the ‘Apartheid’ White government, and when the whites rebel under Smith send in Heinz Kissinger, and then finally bring in Robert Mugabe and his minions who either chase out or murder the farmers, both white and black and replace them with his ‘people’ which eradicates the farms so that Zimbabwe now has to import food.
2. Now apply the same scenario to South Africa, where the government is removing ‘white’ farmers to return the land to the people who were not there when the Boers first moved into the area. It was the Zulus who held the land back then, but they are not in power at the moment so they also miss out.
3. Bring in ‘Climate Change’ into Australia, Europe and the Mid west of America, and watch the crops fail and the profits sour. Of course ‘weather control’ has nothing to do with it, but early in this century David Miles of ASIO offered me a job working with him in ‘controlling the weather’. His company ‘Sovereignty’ listed over 20 US generals from the Pentagon, but of course that’s simply a ‘conspiracy’ logic on my part.
However, with all of this action and profits for a lack of ‘food’ consider Russia under Putin. No ‘Climate Change’ and bumper crops in Russia.
And for the older reader, can you remember back in the 60’s when Hollywood addressed this problem by returning to reside under the oceans and harvesting crops in the oceans.
How many generals have told us to “Understand our enemy” when in fact most of us do not even know who our enemy is, let alone understand how we are being manipulated. Even the warnings of Cicero are still being ignored.
One thing is for certain, our ‘enemy’ is not the white man. nor the black or yellow man per se. Our enemy is he who seeks Mammon and make profits on our misery and despair, and takes joy in the murder of innocents everywhere.
To survive one first of all must know his enemy, and we are not permitted to know that.
Andrew, have you noticed the record, unprecedented, wildfires devastating Siberia? Or the melting permafrost and the opening of Arctic sea-lanes due to lack of ice. No ‘climate change’ in Russia? Are you sure?
mod-to: Personal attacks and caps removed
“Climate change” is a brain-dead UN slogan via the disgusting M. Mann and his cohort criminals at IPCC.
“Climate” means change….over a certain region, averaged over a certain time. Oxford Unabridged.
So when clowns state “climate change” all really said is “change change” which of course is just…stupid? Ignorant?
Alas the egomaniacal idiocy displayed with climate clowns is really something..
The sociopath/psychopathic anti-Human actions displayed by the UN, IPCC, M Mann, (nice email scandal) and its paid off minions, is there for all to see.
How any intelligent Human being could believe this utter nonsense/bullshit stretches credulity.
Now lets talk pollution, real f n pollution. Something “climate clowns” no longer wish to discuss.
Yes, DGSE-the climate DOES change, but it is the rate and speed of change that is vital. When, as now, the climate changes very rapidly, in our case more rapidly than at any time for millions of years (save after short-lived changes like super-volcano eruptions and the collapse of ice-sheets at the end of glaciations, or extra-terrestrial meteor or comet strikes)ecosystems are severely disrupted, species cannot adapt, and mass extinctions occur. As now, when we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event in planetary history. And the extent of this very rapid climate change is global, with no area unaffected, and some, such as high latitudes and high altitudes, affected more than others.
Moreover this rapid and global climate change comes after ten thousand or so years of stability in the Holocene Age, which stability allowed human civilization to rise and grow. All over, I’m afraid. And people aware of the undeniable reality of rapid climate destabilisation, are nearly all, in my experience, fully cognisant of all the other forms of pollution that are making our terminal predicament even more certain and inescapable.
Result of Geo-Engineering. Man made, yes, willfully, intentionally influencing local weather and creating extreme weather so that we’ll all believe the man-made CO2 global warming hoax.
The times we live in determine the reality we live in, people plan but change is inexorable, if starvation is in the future, like it was in the past, then again people will starve.
The Climate change debacle, has exposed the whole of the scientific community as basically fraudsters, people willing to promote anything and produce any results, if the price is right!
The destruction of Civilization, no honor, no duty, just a lust for Money because, at this time in history what else is there?
No. Anthropogenic climate destabilisation is a theory accepted by ALL the Academies of Science and scientific societies, and 99% of active climate scientists. It also has mountains, increasing Himalayas, of evidence of its cogency from reality. Denialism, on the other hand has NO scientific or moral validity, but is financed in the billions by the fossil fuel industry, and Rightwing ideological thugs. This is so because fossil fuels are valued in the tens of trillions, and those ‘assets’ underpin the entire Western capitalist system. And all that is at stake is human existence on Earth, a mere trifle besides a pile of money.
Alfred, the link you posted is to Mike Shedlock’s website. He is an investment professional attempting to reassure his client base that the outlandish profits they receive from the fossil fuel industry will not be affected by carbon tax or other such legislation. The actual scientific article to which he obliquely refers is entitled The Chill of Solar Minimum. The article quotes Martin Mlynczak of NASA Langley and discusses a cooling trend in the thermosphere due to the solar activity cycle. The thermosphere is an area of the atmosphere approximately 65 miles above the earth’s surface. However, as Mlynczak himself has explained, this trend is not related to changes in temperature at the earth’s surface or the risk of a new “mini ice age”. The variation in solar activity is simply not enough to reverse the current and ongoing trend of warming in the troposphere, i.e. the earth’s surface.
Good God, David-bringing facts to a gobbledygook fight. Not fair!
Article of interest for Americans—for those imaginary Americans, that is— who give a skeptic triple-take on all current-events: because corresponding to our “humorous and refined” Moscow election-meddling (ground invasion?!)is an ever, ever, increasing police/military jackboot-in-your-face on the MSM. Coincidence?— That Moscow should march their Armiya into the public eye, and the World-MSM eye, coincidental to American’s show of always brave, camo-clad shock troops running into Walmart super-centers. Since, as any bored news-reader will have noticed, the yank shot-em-ups, are either CIA gladio type politique, or FBI underwear-bomber pre-sting stings. (There’s another story, that it’s simply an attempt by homeland security to justify their uber-patriot budget, through the ongoing charade of staged mainstream B-rated theatricals.) Either way, Americans now have credit for helping the whole clever world toward a kinder, nicer, easier to accept, police-state.
“Americans now have credit for helping the whole clever world toward a kinder, nicer, easier to accept, police-state.”
It’s absolutely correct. Most of what we witness happening around the world is either masterminded by American “democracy bringing” apparatus, or a response to it. The world would be much calmer and friendlier place without the US efforts to dominate it.
Well at least those attractive, easy to earn Soros bucks lost most of their luster after the true cost were factored after taxes, military service and reparations were tallied up.
American imposed police states are rarely ‘kinder, nicer, easier to accept’. Just ask the El Salvadoreans, Hondurans, Guatemalans, Chileans, Argentines, Brazilians, Colombians, Venezuelans (pre-Chavez) etc, etc, etc. They are generally hell-holes of murder, torture and disappearances.
“Draft dodgers”? Ithoght Russia had moved to an all volunteer army.
No, it did not.
Not yet, and do you think that those called up for service before the ongoing change and did not report would have the charges dropped? Not hardly, and one would think that their year’s service will not be in Krimu or around Sochi.
Conscription in Russia is a 12-month draft, mandatory for all male citizens age 18–27, with a number of exceptions. The mandatory term of service was reduced from two years in 2007-2008. Avoiding draft is felony under Russian criminal code and punishable by up to 2 years of imprisonment.
Contract service is available for those who served, who have advanced university degrees and women. Extensions and alternative service in the science units are available for the students.
State civil service
Currently, 29 members of NATO and their military allies of 60+ nations with a combined population over a billion people are in full preparation for a war against us. Russia has about 150 million.
So, every Russian man has to serve in the army. Contract service is an improvement, but not a substitute.
My point was those arrested or detained in the ‘demonstration’ who ignored their call to service should not be surprised that said ‘Report notice’ was not ignored when contract service started. They violated the law.
I am fully aware that the draft is still in affect. Remember, I live in a Navy town with a substantial number of ‘summer transients’, many of whom do not have current propeeska in their documents. There have been several sweeps of ‘down town’ this summer and more than one moron has had his dreadlocks shaved and sent to serve.
I am sure that, regardless of their true propeeska, their service is far from the Southern Military District.
Never The Last One https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGCY8KK A deep look in to Russia, her culture and her Armed Forces, in essence a look at the emergence of Russian Federation.
An Incident On Simonka https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ERKH3IU March 2014. NATO Is Invited To Leave Sevastopol, One Way Or The Other.
Aye aye, captain!
Now that was funny! And very eye-opening.
You could give this article to any citizen of Seattle, Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, Shanghai, New Delhi, Melbourne to read, and most would smile and tell you: “It’s exactly the same here, only the police – what to say of the military – would never show up, because that would be racist, sexist, and probably anti-Semitic too, I guess. Ha ha!”
Thanks for the great article, Scott.
The army should’ve gotten out the water cannon’s, and given these bums a good hosing down, and then done the same to all the presstitutes masquerading as journalists, especially those from Western news agencies.
And then the authorities need to crack down on all these NGO fifth columnists. Boot them out, simple as that.
The coverage of Russia and Putin in the alleged western media is already a grotesque joke. Doing the above is not going to make much difference. Russia is literally blamed for almost everything bad in the World anyway, so just take firm action against these people undermining it.
Nah, save the water cannons to use from November through to March.
”Russia is literally blamed for almost everything bad in the World anyway, so just take firm action against these people undermining it.”
The funny thing is that it’s rather a matter of blaming Russia/Moscow/The Kremlin/Putin for everything that make Zionazi designs more difficult, and trying to make it sound like everybody else’s very grave concern. Really, if the rent-a-crowd in Moscow were to endure a richly deserved hosing down, the Zionazis would be asphyxiating from laughter — in private, mind you — while their more intellectually challenged presstitutes and assorted ’anti-authoritarians’ such as Yegor Zhukov would be throwing hissy fits of truly gargantuan magnitudes.
You hit the nail on the head with how Russia is the fly in the ointment regards the Empire’s nefarious schemes, tho, it would be bloody priceless to see some of the screeching presstitutes get drenched – couple Australian ‘journalists’ especially….
Exactly. And it would be really interesting to see the ensuing response from the rest of the world. In other words: In how high a regard is the rotting West’s propagandists — presstitutes and idiots such as Yegor Zhukov — actually held by people that seem to care.
My own humble contribution:
Yegor and the presstitutes
Moscow swiftly just refutes
Hosing down the stench and sweat
Moscow cools them soaking wet
Excellent N. Yes…
A ‘couple’ Gezzah?? Show some ambition, lad-spray the lot (I’d say chuck in a few box jellyfish, but that would be cruelty to invertebrates).
Excellent N. Yes…
Could only think of the vile Empire whores – Philip Williams and Barry Cassidy when I made that comment, but yeah, go the whole hog: The entire lot of Fake News presstitutes. Oh, the even viler Michael Rowland as well. And blinkin Trioli. At least we know what they are, and who the serve.
My favourite is that brain-dead, pouting, head-bobbing blonde bimbo on The World every week night. A true eff-wit, but boy she thinks herself so clever as she repeats the Groupthink like an automaton. Like a younger version of Doogue, but even, God help us, dumber.
I think I know who you mean…. Aaahh, yes – its Beverley O’Connor. There you go! They’re all bleedin automatons Mulga. And I’ve started watching bits here and there. Then usually hit the off button in incredulous disgust, and go back to my music. Jeffrey Epstein allegedly, apparently has possibly committed suicide, tho quite a few are speculating he’s been whisked off to Israel. Watch the media reaction to this.
Thanks. Fascinating. I guess that the standard colour revolution template has been revealed too many times. Not working in Hong Kong either. I hadn’t thought to connect this with huntsman’s departure.
Ditto; the ‘retirement’ of Huntsman did not jump out at me as connected. On reflection, though, Washington and the State Department cannot be too happy with the way things are shaking out in Moscow. The customary methods by which Washington asserts its control over non-aligned nations it sees as rivals have not worked, and the chances they ever will become slimmer the greater the degree of Russia’s economic decoupling from the west. Sanctions have not worked. Many NGO’s have been kicked out or seen their influence sharply curtailed. Identity politics have been a non-starter.
Most significant for me is the liberal audience at which the USA’s allure is targeted – unemployed young ne’er-do-wells who often are not even residents of the targeted city, who consequently would be unlikely to benefit directly no matter who was elected.
I’ve often thought Moscow should allow someone like Yashin to be elected to a semi-important city government post – should perhaps even help him get it. Then straightaway pile him under with municipal requirements which actually are his responsibility to address, and hound him to discharge his governance role. It is fairly plain that Yashin and his contemporaries are only interested in winning office so as to have a platform for political grandstanding. But he doesn’t have the first clue what a city official actually does. His constituents would not want to hear lofty liberal ideals – they would want the potholes fixed and infrastructure improved and traffic congestion alleviated and all the things residents of a big city expect in exchange for their rent and taxes. If Yashin could continue to blather liberal bumper-sticker philosophies while addressing the city’s problems effectively – good for him. If he couldn’t, he’d be voted out and both he and his constituents would have learned something.
Treating a putsch as one would an invasion is very appropriate. When the putsch attempt against Aristide (2003-3004) failed (the Gonaives police started to defeat the narco gangs partaking in the coup at US behest, despite being vastly outgunned and despite the gangs being lead by former Gonaives police chief turned international cocaine trader, Guy Phillippe, currently appealing his own US plea bargain in regards cocaine related activities), USA, Canada and France invaded and kidnapped Aristide, holding him hostage in then US puppet dictatorship, Central African Republic.
Haiti is still under de facto occupation (nominal UN peacekeepers, who partake in massacres; see Haiti we must kill the bandits, by Kevin Pina), with a puppet regime, installed with openly fraudulently run elections, controlled in violation of the Haitian constitution, by Canada (first three presidential elections), and USA (thereafter). Fraudulent tactics in these elections have included burning dumpsters full of signed ballots (Canada, 2006), preventing Famni Lavalas party from running (Canada insisting that the party have the signature of its leader in order to run, while Canada was holding said leader, Aristide, hostage in CAR), and fraudulent ballot box counts (USA: only allowed one ballot box to be recounted, the totals of which were opposite of declared totals; allowed that particular ballot box’s totals to be corrected, then simply declared, without examination, that all other ballot boxes had valid counts). Elections turnout collapsed to about 20% by the time Canada decides to install their former stripper/pole dancer/rapper puppet dictator Michelle Martelly aka Sweet Mickey.
Foreign sponsored coups should have the same international legal status as foreign invasions.
“Foreign sponsored coups should have the same international legal status as foreign invasions”
I completely agree with you. Using terms like ‘occupation’ and ‘invasion’ under their 19th century definition is meaningless and millions of people suffer for this bizarre traditional use of terms with tremendous misery.
I wrote before about a need to come up with a new definition for the term ‘occupation.’ Under “we,” I mean some supreme international decision-makers, like the UN.
The fundamental problem with de facto weak countries subservient to other countries, is that their leadership will sign on to such evil schemes as may keep said leadership in the nominal good graces of the NATO and company set, and in the final analysis, from ruling groups in USA. To that end (and often before), any pretense of consistency, let alone law, may be jettisoned.
Attempting to make a country stronger invites hostile attention from the same parties. Witness the principal purpose of e.g. Echelon—industrial espionage.
Popular substantial education and advanced cottage-scale industry is a good preparation, in order to get rid of the local powers that subvert countries for the sake of themselves and their NATO-allied patrons. One must become skilled before engaging in substantial economic resistance.
Once a country is substantially liberated, one may begin with diplomacy to create or ratify improved conventional international law, and finally, push for the improved conventional international law to become customary international law.
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Unlike the hysteria infecting the west, Russia actually produces hard evidence of external meddling. I am not at all surprised as this is one of the tools in the western toolbox for upsetting and overthrowing other countries. We can be sure the problems in Hong Kong are not ‘organic’ uprisings either. How can people be so easily duped into taking part in these fake protests? Oh, maybe it is just that some get paid. Betraying your neighbours and country to the west for money. What a shame.
I’m not a violent person or even a tough guy, but…
Thanks Scott – that was really funny, lots of humor but you’ve got the facts. And then the US Ambassador to Russia resigned … oh man, I am really just about rolling around laughing.
If we compare this one with Hong Kong, seems like the empire is losing its skill in creating internal destabilization as well as on many other fronts.
All good news.
Mormons – america’s home grown jews
The Mormons triied inventing a ‘religion’ to follow the Judaic template, but they’ll need a few thousand years to get the strategy and tactics right. There’s nothing like experience in usury, subversion, suborning, corruption, nepotism, group narcissism etc.
I got permanently banned from the UK Daily Mail Comments by pointing out that Navalny was not the opposition because all 3 other opposition parties were polling far more than him. Facts didn’t go down well, obviously.
Maybe NED should send funds to go into the RF budget and support the protesters, that’s the least they could do. Even have Navalny as the conduit (no dollars of course).
”But that’s not all. In the period from March 04 to 08, Zhukov took part in the ’Forum of young leaders’ in Montenegro, organized by the ’NED National Institute for Democracy of the United States’. And in early March 2019 he flew to the conference ’Open Russia’ in Riga.
He is a student. He doesn’t work. His parents are not rich.”
Yegor Zhukov clearly isn’t the kind of person who has the perseverance, discipline, and dedication required for studies — or honest work, for that matter. Like the rest of these slobs pestering the city, he had come to the conclusion that getting rich by accepting bribes from abroad for betraying your country (and other countries too) was a more appealing option. Honest, meaningful work in fairly harsh conditions — that’s what the Gulag system was all about. Liberals should be put there without further delay.
Yes and an large number of devastating accidents involving military or security targets may just be coincidence but whatever the reasons it is an opportunity to institute state of the art security measures.
The attack will be multi faceted.
Madame Kasamara wants recognition from the NED and other openly subversive organizations involved in regime changes. Actually, she wants money and power — any treasonous activities would go for that end.
As for the NED-trained “activist” of Antifa kind, Madame Kasamara (as his educator) is guilty of destroying his life.
“Kasamara taught Zhukov in his freshman year and has maintained contact with him ever since. She described him as a charismatic and bright student who was always interested in politics, and even though she disagreed with his support for Russia’s opposition she said she respected his views.”
Does Madame Kasamara agree with the destruction of Yugoslavia? (Aftermath of the US-NATO War on Yugoslavia. The Unspoken Impacts of Radioactive Depleted Uranium Ammunition: https://www.globalresearch.ca/aftermath-of-the-us-nato-war-on-yugoslavia-the-unspoken-impacts-of-radioactive-depleted-uranium-ammunition/5623803). What about the ongoing civil war in Ukraine arranged by the same forces that have been training her “charismatic and bright student” who is actually an idiot supported by the older idiots like Madame Kasamara.
Reminds me of that Optor road show in the FRY,i believe those bastards turned up on Maidan.
You mean “Otpor” Inc. Belgrade-based genocidal organisation run by CIA. Helped bring the quisling governments of Serbia from 2001 to now. It was made up of professional students who never ended up graduating through normal channels. Instead their first paid jobs were ministerial positions under which they wholesold Serbia and Serbian interests everywhere.
They praise themselves as “non-violent” but instead under the cover of thousands of useful idiots a very dark and malevolent armed NATO-run clique hides. They storm the offices of biggest banks, state enterprises not bombed or destroyed and take them over. Then those companies are handed out to Soros and his people who in turn are just a front for an even bigger evil. All awhile the original group of useful idiots live they idiot lives in a country radiated by NATO depleted uranium, depraved of any hard-fought-for civilisational values as are free health care, free education or non-class society, hypnotised by reality lorn TV on their screens.
Yes my mistake,Otpor,thing that surprises me is that some of those Quislings have not been shot,they don’t come any lower,reminds me of the Vichy Regime in France of WW2,in their warped minds its better than working for a living,paid to sell your own Country.
Otpor is now CANVAS, and works for the Empire worldwide.
Its been a hard month, and a couple of VERY hard days have just past. Such is Life. And with that said….
The day is done, dinner is complete and its tea time…with my cup of tea in hand, it is off to “The Saker” to read “what’s what” in this insane Orwellian world, considering my mood I really shouldn’t….but I did and Thank God…
I saw this article immediately on the “Front Page” and started to read…
It wasn’t long before my frown started to break, soon a smile began to form, and finally culminating with an outright laugh (Navalny’s bodyguard with stroller).
THANK YOU Mr Scott and Saker. I needed that….lol…classic.
Hubris, oh Hubris, where art thou Hubris?
Oh, your hanging at the FBK and HSE. Nice!
What is it about the Russian mind-set that is so admirable- The Chess (Russian) v Checkers (West) analogy always comes to mind.
The way Russia “battles” the demonic West is so ‘Sun Zu’.
The actions of the Military were just f n BRILLIANT.
-No shit the cowardly limp-wristed snowflakes started to run like rats leaving a sinking ship.
-draft dodgers, dead-beats and losers- something for everyone. “Jail time” or “Military Service”…either way, they are in for a beating. Hope the traitors enjoy there new found “rear echelon” buddies.
The actions of the Police were equally BRILLIANT.
-waiting at their houses when the rats came scurrying home.
-fining the parents…Oh my, that is just awesome. Although little ‘Johnny or Betty’ should account for some of their actions. But getting parents involved… classic.
I see the Chicago gangster/politico style of ‘elections’ is alive and well in (ahem, cough cough)…’Russian’ NGO’s.
The West is SERIOUSLY brain-dead. “Dead people”…really…in the 21st Century… such idiocy.
There are just too many instances that brought a smile to my face reading this excellent article.
I would also like to Thank You all for the wonderful extra bits of information (example: US embASS possible firing as of 31 July) and the US Embassy links.
In conclusion, I have a feeling, the Russians will have something “special” in store for that sociopath Yegor Zhukov and ‘its’ Handlers.
I look forward to more adventures of the Russian Military combating a “ground invasion”.
Hmmm, seems the frown is gone now and replaced by schadenfreude smile.
Wonder what Pepe has written lately… time for another cup of tea.
Amusing the israeli quislings in pindoland still try this “opposition” nonsense in Russia. Nice visuals for the stupid in the “west” still suckered by zionazi-gay psywar propaganda, but zero effect in Russia.
Maybe the sods are working a tax write-off angle, much like the sort advert agencies benefit from corporations in capitalist countries who allow advertising as a legit business expense? ;-D
The real problem is not these paid monkeys staging these demos for zombiefied western consumption, but the professional saboteurs and assassins operating in the shadows. The Russians don’t publicly headline their work neutralising these buggers much, but they do shut down a lot of them.
”They were offered a choice of two years in jail or a service in the army, in a clear demonstration that bureaucracy is not alien to democracy”
Haha, good point! Coming to think of it, a great promoter of Western Democracy such as BHL most certainly would prefer to ’eat cake’ every once in a while rather than being offered the choice above. ”Democracy? Sure, but not at my expense!”. That pretty much sums up the ’anti-authoritarian’ mindset in all its narcissism, stupidity, and immorality. Putin is no friend of theirs, thank God.
– Meduza is a Russian-language online publication registered in Latvia  created by Galina Timchenko,
a former editor-in-chief of the Lenta.ru online publication . The project started on October 20, 2014.
The basis of the media was free mobile applications for iOS, Windows Phone and Android .
– The publication was planned to be called “Hydra” by analogy with a hydra, which instead of a felled
head grows new, which is a reference to the situation with Lenta.ru, but the project was mistakenly
called Meduza, which eventually took root .
– In February 2015, the English version was launched under the leadership of a separate editor-in-chief Konstantin Benyumov, engaged in the translation of news and materials of the parent publication .
The project was made for an English-speaking professional audience – journalists, politicians, public
– Since March 2015 there has been a daily newsletter (on workdays) – “Evening Medusa” .
– On January 28, 2016, Ivan Kolpakov became the new chief editor of the online publication. Galina Timchenko, who is also the founder and CEO of the Medusa Project, noted that her resignation from
the position of chief editor contributed to the separation of powers .
– On September 28, 2016, a new Atlas section was opened, consisting of guides .
– On August 18, 2017, Meduza signed a cooperation agreement with the American site BuzzFeed. As
part of the partnership, they will prepare and publish joint investigations into Russia in English and
Russian, as well as publish each other’s materials and exchange experiences  .
– On June 14, 2019, it announced the formation of an “independent supervisory board” designed to
evaluate the results of the publication, monitor compliance with editorial principles, etc. The council
included Elizaveta Osetinskaya, Mikhail Zygar and others .
– Meduza is an aggregator of news and texts in Russian, selected manually, in contrast to the auto-
matic ranking of Yandex. News. ” The online edition also publishes its own materials. The relationship
behtween aggregated and proprietary materials Galina Timchenko explains as follows: “We will act flex-
ibly. The more quality sources, the more we aggregate. If it suddenly turns out that other media will write
less, and stop lists will become even longer, we will expand towards our own content ”. Medusa
pays great attention to checking information and ticks reliable sources, and untrusted sources mark
them with a question mark . The technical department works closely with journalists .
– The publication collaborates with Sports.ru and Kanobu .
– According to a TNS Russia study, three months after the opening, the number of Russian readers of
the online publication was 1.3 million people per month . Till May 2015, traffic to the site meduza.io, according to the owner of LiveInternet German Klimenko, decreased. In particular, according to Similar-
Web, the number of monthly users fell from 23.6 million at the beginning of March 2015 to 13.4 million
at the beginning of April. As of December 2017, the audience of Medusa is 33 million visitors per month
. In March 2015, Medusa switched off LiveInternet and MediaMetrics  on its website.
– According to the “Medialogy”, Meduza took first place in citation among Russian online publications
in 2017 .
Owner of Medusa Project SIA
Editor-in-chief Ivan Kolpakov 
Established October 20, 2014
Media Registration Certificate No. 000740272
from September 5, 2014
Language Russian, English
Head Office Latvia, Riga
Thank you very much for this report.
Bodyguard. Not cute. Is the stroller armed?
Putin should let all the candidates stand,
Banning them on technicalities only dives them a platform they never had.
It would be so easy to accommodate the demonstrators and it would not necessarily impact governance much- after all the vlasti have countless other ways of influencing the voters, tested through over 100 years of autocracy.That they instead chose the crackdown demonstrates their fundamental weakness and basic insecurity.
Great article as always Scott.
“участковый” is not a local police distrct, but a single cop that is associated with a district and is “in charge” of it. Kinda similar to a sheriff.