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Russian Duma ratifies the recognition of the LDNR (OPEN THREAD)

The Russian Duma has ratified with recognition of the LDNR UNANIMOUSLY! The Parliaments from the LDNR did likewise. Putin has confirmed that Russia recognizes the LDNR within the borders defined in their (the LDNR’s) constitutions.  In other words, the full size of the LNR and DNR republics. There were a few terrorist attacks overnight, with a few casualties, but so far no full-scale invasion attempt by the Ukies.  Let’s hope

Russia recognition of the LDNR – a few initial thoughts

I listened to the full Russian Security Council meeting, then to Putin’s address to the nation, then the signing of the the treaties on cooperation and mutual support. The first thing which I want to point out is that this was a very carefully orchestrated event, and I don’t just mean today’s live meetings and signing.  For those of us who follow Russian politics very closely there can be no