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Lada Ray on ex-Russian Duma Deputy Voronenkov Murder in Kiev & Ukraine Eurovision Scandal

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Ex-Russian Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov murdered in the center of Kiev

Earlier today, March 23, 2017, ex-Russian Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was gunned down in the center of Kiev, next to the luxury hotel Premier Palace. Voronenkov died on site. His bodyguard was wounded by the gunman but was able to shoot him in return. According to first info from Kiev, both wounded gunman and bodyguard were taken to the hospital.

The curious thing was that the name of the killer wasn’t made public for a while, probably because the Kiev authorities didn’t know how to explain that he was a member of Ukraine’s National Guard. Initially, it was only said that he was from Dnepropetrovsk Oblast. Later it became known that this member of the armed forces of Ukraine was also a serial criminal with several violent crimes to his name. There are many questions here, such as: how was he allowed to join National Guard with this kind of history?

Update 3/25/17: Predictably, Kiev authorities announced that Voronenkov killer died in the hospital and that interrogating him wasn’t possible.

Russia 24 video detailing Voronenkov killing:

Voronenkov and Maksakova – fugitives from justice 

In the past two years a very thorough public investigation of alleged corruption and irregularities in the medium-to-high echelons of the Russian power has been conducted. It is safe to say that the majority of charges announced publicly in 2015-16 were preceded by several years of investigations and data collection. As a result of probes, several regional governors were fired, resigned or jailed, major fraud and embezzlement schemes were uncovered, certain high profile police and Minister of Economy Ulyukaev were sent to prison.

This major op was preceded by a complete restructuring and overhaul of Russian police and the creation of RosGvardia (equivalent of National Guard).

Several months ago Denis Voronenkov and his wife, Maria Maksakova, both ex-Russian Duma deputies, fled Russia. The details are a bit sketchy, but my intel says that Voronenkov was under investigation on charges related to financial fraud and embezzlement. Voronenkov, ex-deputy for the Communist Party (oh, irony) was allegedly implicated in certain racketeering and shady business dealings since 1990s, and left behind a string of enemies. His wife Maksakova is an ex-deputy from a different party and ex-singer. She may have been involved with his schemes, although it doesn’t appear she was under investigation.

Several months ago, Voronenkov and Maksakova suddenly disappeared and re-emerged in Kiev. Their hasty retreat from Russia was a total surprise for their friends and colleagues.

The way I see it, someone tipped them off about secret FSB investigation and they were able to escape ahead of an arrest.

In Ukraine they were gladly picked up by the Kiev junta as ‘political refugees and fighters against bad Putin.’ SBU worked with them for a while, and per extensive intel, squeezed out whatever they knew, which probably wasn’t much. Consequently, SBU lost interest in them quickly enough.

Another interesting detail: Voronenkov decided to style himself as Putin’s oppositioner and political fighter, although charges against him were criminal. Upon entry, he received Ukrainian citizenship, which automatically stripped him of Russian citizenship. He probably thought that this would protect him against any demands for extradition to Russia.

Meanwhile, his wife Maksakova never applied for Ukrainian citizenship and retained her Russian citizenship. It has also turned out that she has dual citizenship: that of Germany.

When Voronenkov and Maksakova first appeared in Kiev, a rumor floated in Ukraine’s blogging circles that they would be hyped up by Kiev as political refugees and fighters against the ‘Putin regime.’ The bloggers predicted that after SBU had utilized Voronenkov for all they could and after his notoriety in Ukraine reached its pinnacle, he would be martyred by SBU, while the blame would be put on Russia. This prediction turned out to be right on the money.

While in Kiev, Voronenkov constantly gave interviews to Ukraine MSM about “bad Russia,” persistently alleging that “any moment he could be killed by Putin.” Apparently he was not bright enough to figure out that he thus styled himself as a perfect sacrificial lamb. It was as if he painted a big target across his chest with words, “Kill me so you could vilify Russia and Putin.”

Why was he martyred now? What’s so special about this timing? And who benefits?

It is more than clear that of all parties Russia benefits the least. FSB is a million times more efficient and professional than Ukraine’s SBU. It doesn’t need to gun someone down in the middle of a street, to the accompaniment of a risky scandal. Moreover, if Voronenkov was in any way important and did indeed possess any sort of secret info, FSB could have acted right away, not months later.

Who benefits the most? It is the Kiev junta and Poroshenko. Correction, I should say: ‘who thinks they can benefit?’ because my prediction is, this false flag will backfire. There are a number of scandals exploding simultaneously in Ukraine, and they spell disaster for Poroshenko and his government.

There is a word that ukro-nazi parties and battalions threatened Voronenkov and Maksakova with retribution because they voted for Crimea’s reunification with Russia. Just imagine the irony!

For this reason it was natural to use a patsy who happens to be ukro-nazi sympathiser as a gunman.

However, the real puppet masters are in Kiev and across the big pond. The reason they needed to act quickly is banal: there are so many huge blows the Kiev junta is sustaining that they have lost any perspective and sanity, if there indeed was any.

Their masters across the ocean either left them hanging or don’t really know what to do with them. Poroshenko and Kiev government must somehow distract people in Ukraine and abroad from multiple scandals and problems.

Among these:

  1. Blockade of Donbass, which has resulted in dozens of factory shut-downs, power shortages, unemployment and risk of nuclear power plant implosions.
  2. Attacks and Kiev sanctions against Russian banks.
  3. Return Russian ban on money transfers to Ukraine. Read my article: Lada Ray’s Ukraine Update: Russian Duma Bans Money Transfers to Ukraine.
  4. Russia’s recognition of LDPR passports, which is a major humiliation for Kiev. It is tremendous propaganda for LDPR and against ukro-nazi Kiev regime. Read  DPR ultimatum to oligarchs: Pay taxes or nationalization. Russia recognizes LDPR passports; to introduce visa regime for Ukraine.

But there is more! Yet another reason is to distract the world, especially Europeans, from the unfolding Eurovision scandal.

Welcome to Kiev Eurovision – be sure to wear your bulletproof vest!

World’s largest song contest, Eurovision 2017, will take place in Ukraine, following the scandalous win in 2016 of a Crimean Tartar/Ukrainian singer Jamala. There had been a lot of doubt Kiev would be able to host the event adequately and on time. Yet, for political reasons European organizers allowed Kiev to go ahead with the show. I’ll leave aside the merits of Eurovision as a contest. In truth, I think it’s extremely subpar. It has also been turned into a hysterical political farce, when singers aren’t judged on merit but propelled forward or held back by politically charged juries, based on the agenda of the West.

Voices sounded in Russia for years to pull out of Eurovision; these voices were especially persistent this year. Kiev continuously threatened to ban Russian representative – in violation of contest rules. Still, Russia decided to send a singer, a young, severely handicapped woman in a wheelchair with a beautiful voice, Yulia Samoylova. Among other achievements, Yulia sang at the opening of Sochi Paralympics. Yulia may have a very short time to live and she has sacrificed a lot to prepare for the contest. For this courageous young woman this is a huge dream and only chance to participate in a major international event, something that will fill her heart with joy for the rest of her short life.

Yulia Samoylova song – Flame Is Burning (Russia) Eurovision 2017 entry

More Yulia Samoylova singing HERE at 1:00  and  HERE at 3:00

A couple of days ago Kiev announced that Yulia Samoylova is banned from Eurovision contest and from entry into Ukraine for 5 years because she recently performed in Crimea. Despite gross violation of the law, OSCE has declared they see no problem. The organizers of Eurovision are trying to bury the scandal, while Western MSM has collectively developed sudden blindness.

I’ve just recalled the out-of-this-world howling that took place before the Sochi Olympics about alleged gays’ rights violations in Russia. In response, Russians went out of their way to welcome everyone, including gays, who were parading around Sochi to the welcoming smiles of their Russian hosts.

Just imagine if a cripple in a wheelchair was denied participation in an international event in Russia. The stink from the ‘civilized world’ would have been heard for years. Here, not a single voice of any European ‘human rights’ or ‘handicapped defense’ organization. Complete silence. Where are petitions, protests and boycott of Kiev Eurovision?

In addition, Kiev is banning Armenian participant because she also performed in Crimea. Despite the attempts to hush the scandal, it seems to be growing and gathering steam, both in Ukraine and abroad. Kiev needs to distract the world from this scandal. In their mind it appears to be a good idea to kill Voronenkov and then blame it on Russia.

I promised to tell you how it would backfire. Killing someone in the very center of Kiev, where the country’s richest reside and posh hotels are located, shortly before Eurovision… Not a very good advertisement for the foreign guests. Incidentally, Premier Palace, the hotel where Voronenkov was killed, is reportedly booked by a large number of Eurovision guests and participants.

In other words, welcome to Kiev Eurovision! Make sure you bring your guns and bulletproof vests!

Why choosing Yulia Samoylova was genius

This isn’t the focus of this report, but let me just tell you briefly that choosing Yulia Samoylova for Kiev Eurovision was a stroke of genius, and I didn’t expect any less of Russia. Apart from Yulia’s obvious gift, she is a great choice because no matter what Kiev junta does, they lose. If they ban her, the aftertaste will linger for a long time, regardless of how much they try to hush it up, and the true colors of the Kiev regime will become obvious even to those in the EU who are in complete denial. This will continue the process of the US/EU distancing from Kiev, accompanied by a gradual withdrawal of support. If Yulia Samoylova is allowed to compete, the controversy created by Kiev has made her so popular that I won’t be surprised if she wins. That will be a pinnacle of humiliation for the Russophobic Kiev junta and ukro-nazis.

And last and most important reason for the Voronenkov false flag…

Trump to begin financial audit of the Poroshenko government

As predicted, Trump is sending signals that he wants to drop Ukraine like an old potato.  The Kissinger Plan is in effect. Learn all about the secret Kissinger Plan in LADA RAY WEBINAR WILL TRUMP SURVIVE HIS FIRST TERM?

EU is busy with own problems and can’t wait to take off anti-Russian sanctions. Kiev tries everything to persuade Europe to keep those sanctions for as long as possible.

How does Kiev benefit? They don’t. Kiev junta consists of petty people; they do it simply out of spite. In their small minds they must do it to keep Russia down.

This intel is from Viktoria Shilova, ex-Dnepropetrovsk deputy, leader of the all-Ukraine AntiWar movement and leader of Ukraine’s Social Party:

Trump has authorized a comprehensive audit of all those billions US spent on ‘subverting’ Ukraine. This includes whatever Nuland, Clinton, Kerry, Biden, CIA and Obama ‘invested’ in regime change in Ukraine, US taxpayer money that went to train Ukraine media, NGOs, ukro-nazi battalions in Western Ukraine, to develop anti-Russian propaganda, payoffs to politicians and military. The number being floated is about $10 billion. There is a suspicion that most of it was stolen.

Poroshenko, Kiev junta and all those who got fat on Ukraine’s tragedy know very well where this money is. They are trying very hard to distract the world and to, yet again, redirect the US and EU attention towards ‘bad Russia.’ It worked before. But this time, it will backfire.

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Cyprus Crisis Explained in 8 Minutes

Today I want to discuss the Cyprus banking debacle, its consequences for Cyprus, the EU, Russia and the rest of the world. You can watch video report on YT or read the article below.

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Note: If the volume in this one seems low, please boost it in your computer or use speakers. It sounds fine on my end, but I’ll be working on increasing it in future vids. Unfortunately, what’s done cannot be changed as YT won’t allow it. I’d have to redo the whole thing.

 

Read article:

cyprus map

Cyprus is tiny, and its economy only constitutes 0.2% of the EU economy, however, the Cyprus banking disaster has long-ranging implications for the country, the EU and the entire world. How?

These are the most important points to remember:

First, this is a test case implemented by the EU to see how far they can go in their capital controls and in “reshaping” (read “destroying”) various economies to their specifications. Put simply, we are observing a test case for the controlled demolition of weaker economies. A good past example of controlled demolition to keep in mind is the Argentinian default. Presently, there is a number of the EU economies that are standing in line for various “interventions” by Brussels, IMF and ECB. These are the EU periphery countries: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Hungary and others. Cyprus is a great test case due to how small it is. The theory is that it wouldn’t send any significant shock-waves through the EU economy, unlike say a much larger country, like Spain or Italy. Additionally, it’s an offshore tax haven within the EU, which is something Brussels and Berlin are itching to close down. Finally, much of the foreign money in Cyprus is Russian, or non-EU, and based on the current EU propaganda, those funds deserve to be taxed. According to those who pull the strings in the EU, this is a simple and full-proof scenario, but that’s where they are dead wrong! Here’s why.

cyprus-bank

Cyprus is a self-professed offshore banking haven. More specifically, it WAS an offshore banking haven – no more, because as a result of this debacle, the Cyprus banking haven status is gone, and that’s a guarantee. Any banking in the world is based on trust and faith in the institution to which you are entrusting your money. Trust is two-fold: solvency + a consistent delivery on promises. If you promise that the money in your bank will be kept in segregated, private accounts and that these accounts will be tax free, you better keep your word, if you want to keep your customers.

There is obviously no trust left for the Cyprus banking sector. I listened to an interview by a Russian billionaire Lebedev, who said that he kept a certain amount of money in a Cyprus bank, most of which was invested back in Russia. But whatever was left in the Cyprus account, he would withdraw immediately once he’s allowed access to his acocunt because he no longer trusted the Cyprus banking system. There are lots of private and corporate jets currently sitting in Cyprus airports, waiting for the first opportunity to get their capital out and leave forever. The capital flight from Cyprus started last year, when it had first surfaced that the country was in dire financial straits. It is estimated that 1/2 of the foreign capital left the country way before this crisis. After the present crisis, Cypriot banks will be lucky to have any capital left on their shores.

Cyprus protests

Trends Research Institute’s Gerald Celente believes that this is a deliberate financial attack against Russia. Incidentally, that’s true, there’s a lot of Russian capital in Cyprus, estimated before this crisis at $15bln. I get asked a lot about the situation with Russian capital, its nature and Russia’s role in this scenario.  This is a complex issue and I intend to cover it in a separate segment. Part of the issue here is whether it’s clean or dirty money, and if so, isn’t it “okay” to tax “dirty Russian money?” For now, I’ll just note that any laundered Russian money domiciled in Cyprus is an issue between Russia and Cyprus, and it has nothing to do with the EU. As Vladimir Putin has noted, “the EU is stealing what has already been stolen” – from the Russian people, I might add. I’ll do a separate video about the Russian side of the Cyprus debacle soon, so stay tuned.

Putin and Euro remnants

For now, back to the Cyprus issue.

Merkel 2

It’s also very important to remember that Chancellor Angela Merkel of  Germany is seeking re-election this year. Germans are unhappy about having to contribute a large percentage to the bailout of various EU countries, therefore, Merkel needs to show how tough she is with the EU periphery in order to get re-elected. This is why she is especially hard and unbending with Cyprus. Let’s remember that a Cyprus delegation went to Russia trying to negotiate a rescue package outside the EU clutches, which infuriated Angela Merkel. The EU sent a parallel delegation to Moscow to convince Russia not to contribute, while Cyprus was given an ultimatum that if they seek money outside the ECB and IMF, the EU would cut all liquidity to the island. As a result of this arm twisting, Cyprus had to agree to taxing of its private accounts.

Why did the EU go specifically after private Cyprus bank accounts? The short answer is: because that’s where the money is. Cyprus economy consists of the overblown private banking sector, which dwarfs the rest of the economy, sort of like Iceland 2.0; and in addition to that, tourism and real estate. Much of tourism and real estate are related to offshore banking. Many who come to Cyprus for banking also buy second homes there. Incidentally, in addition to Russians, many Brits traditionally bank in Cyprus. Also, I am pretty confident, some Germans and other northern Europeans keep their money there as well. It shouldn’t be underestimated how interested Germany and other EU countries are in squashing this offshore haven.

What is going to happen next? With the liquidation of the tax heaven status, Cyprus economy will be finished. Tourism will dry out, and real estate prices will crash, as foreigners rush to sell their Cyprus homes. This will adversely impact all kinds of local businesses. Sorry to say, but however you look at it, the Cyprus future is bleak.

The banks have reopened a couple of days ago, but to this moment, people can only get no more than a 300 euros daily allowance out. How long will capital controls last? The authorities are promising only four weeks. However, historical indications are not good. In Iceland, for instance, capital controls have not ceased since the banking crisis and near-default two years ago.

How does this impact the rest of the EU and who’s next? As I mentioned before, this impacts everyone very directly as this is only a test case. I’m watching Italy, Spain and other PIIGS, as well as offshore havens like Luxembourg.

Cyprus-baking protests

How does it impact you and me, and the rest of the world? The nature of banking is changing, trust in Western political, banking and economic system is evaporating, and what has happened in Cyprus can happen anywhere in the world. Are all countries equally at risk? What to avoid and how to protect yourself? I’ll discuss these topics in the upcoming videos. Specifically, I’ll discuss the situation in the USA with the IMF Global and PFG Best/Peregrine Financial debacles.

 

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