June 22, 1941: Nazi Germany attacked USSR. The ghost of Bandera. Who’ll decide the future of Ukraine
If interested in the real truth once and for all, watch the real footage of what was going on June 22, 1941. A 5min, self-explanatory video. Warning – graphic footage.
The Kremlin announcer in a measured voice says: ‘At 4 am on June 22, without an announcement of war, the Germany troops attacked our country and breached our borders in multiple areas. They bombed our cities, Zhitomir (now Ukraine), Kiev, Sevastopol, Kaunas (now Lithuania), and some others. Finland and Romania took part in the attack…’
Ukraine and Belarus received the first brunt of the attack. Ukraine as a whole lost 7 million people during the war. Western Ukraine Banderovtsi, who closely collaborated with Hitler and served in SS, exterminated hundreds of thousands of Russians, Ukrainians, Jews and Poles. It’s especially sick that fascism and western Ukraine Nazism (I’ve termed it ‘ukro-nazism’) has risen its ugly head in Ukraine today.
Only much later the true magnitude and devastation of the first day of the Great Patriotic War will become clear… It will take 4 years to finish off the Nazis and their allies and years longer to mend all the wounds.
Yet, some wounds never mended. Or rather they were meant to be kept open for a purpose of using them, as needed, against Russia. For this reason, some dark forces, such as ukro-nazi Banderovtsi, were carefully and purposefully whisked away to USA and Canada, after the German/Western Ukraine fascist defeat.
When the USSR was alive and well, many attempts to destabilize and subvert Ukraine through its western part were tried, but they all failed. The fulfillment of the master plan was postponed, but never abandoned.
(You didn’t really think that the ‘subversion of Ukraine’ was Victoria Nuland’s idea? No, the idea is as old as the CIA secret warbook itself — or older. I’d go with Austria-Hungary and Bismark, at least.)
Those sleeper cells, many of whom simply maintained some sort of innocuous correspondence with relatives in the Soviet Ukraine, who invited them to visit or came to visit themselves (with presents, of course) were kept quiet, until it was necessary to begin artificially re-awakening them in order to subvert Ukraine. The result is today’s Kiev junta and Ukraine as anti-Russia.
I was always wondering how so many Western Ukrainians ended up on another continent in 1945-1946. We are talking up to a hundred thousand. Their children and grandchildren would innocently look at you and say, shrugging their shoulders, that their parents/grandparents somehow ‘just managed to get to Canada or USA after the war.’ Well, unless they could teleport, it was a 100% guaranteed impossibility right after the most devastating war mankind has ever known, when all public ports and airports of Europe were destroyed or controlled by the military of the USSR or Allies. Another mystery, how all these ‘Ukrainian refugees’ had all that money to travel cross-ocean and then buy up agricultural land in Canada and USA?
Per recently declassified KGB documents, even before the Nazi surrender US was actively seeking out western Ukrainians, aka, the original Bandera Ukro-Nazi followers, in camps and among POWs; they loaded them up into ships and planes. The search for the ‘right’ ukro-nazis continued through containment camps all over Europe after the war ended. If these Banderovtsi were not whisked away, they would have to be given up to the Soviets to be tried for mass murder and crimes against humanity on the territory of Ukraine and Poland. In USA and Canada they were taken to camps where it was determined in what capacity they could be best useful fighting the USSR, and later Russia.
Most of them were ‘conserved’ for future usage, allowed to have families and integrated into society. They were given farming land, as for the agriculture-based western Ukrainians that was a dream come true and a pinnacle of desires. Their and their children’s true ‘purpose’ came later, when it became necessary to create anti-Russia out of the part of Russia we presently call Ukraine…
As far as dealing with Bandera/Shukhevich followers remaining in western Ukraine, the NKVD and later KGB were vigilant as usual, but I daresay, too soft. A large number of the western Ukraine Banderovtsi remnants were left alive and ‘rehabilitated.’ Some of them even became Communist Party activists. Many of their offspring are now active ukro-nazis, committing their own crimes against humanity.
But perhaps some Bandera ukro-nazis did get rehabilitated, and perhaps there is some hope for others yet? Seeing what the Kiev junta has done to their country, more and more people are awakening to making the wrong choice in 2014.
As a telling example, here’s one of Ukraine’s most popular presidential candidates, Viktor Medvedchuk, who is an integral part of the Kiev political and oligarchic set.
Putin mentioned him in his Annual Q&A as one of the sanest politicians Ukraine has, and I mentioned him in my recent The Plane Truth interview as a politician to watch. Medvedchuk is known for his efforts to exchange POWs between Kiev and LDPR, an effort Kiev sabotages. Putin, incidentally, mentioned Medvedchuk’s real origin — and I know he emphasized his Banderovets father for a reason, so that Viktor Medvedchuk wouldn’t suffer a backlash in Ukraine. We know what happened after Putin once mentioned Trump… Medvedchuk has already been branded “the Kremlin agent.”
Viktor Medvedchuk was born in Russia, after his father served time for being a part of the armed Bandera movement in western Ukraine. The scary part is that the son of an open ukro-nazi, who may possibly have innocent blood on his hands (won’t say – don’t have the facts), is considered one of the few adequate politicians left in Ukraine. Just goes to show how far the country has fallen.
According to Wikipedia: Viktor Volodymyrovych Medvedchuk is a Ukrainian politician, lawyer, and business oligarch. Currently Medvedchuk is chairman of the pro-Russian political organization Ukrainian Choice and an opponent of Ukraine joining the European Union.
I’m sure, some people in Ukraine, who know Medvedchuk’s bio and who have seen what Banderovtsi have done to their country may beg to differ as to how ‘pro-Russian’ he is, but in the land of the blind, one-eyed man is king.
The reason I’m telling you all this: let’s remember this name — Viktor Medvedchuk. He may have certain promise. Can he unite the conflicting sides of the country and thus ‘save’ Ukraine? Putin seems to ‘cautiously’ think he may be able to. I am reasonably skeptical and this is the first time I am not fully agreeing with Putin, but time will tell.
The overall shift I’ve predicted for Ukraine between 2016 and 2018 is approaching. Trump would love to, but he doesn’t know how to drop Ukraine, as his recent incredibly awkward 6-minute meeting with Poroshenko has shown. Meantime, Poroshenko is desperately clinging to his ‘presidential throne,’ begging for US support. Too late for him, too. He’ll be kept there for exactly as long as the big powers take their sweet time to make a long-term decision.
In truth, the future of Ukraine will be decided in the meeting of Putin and Trump at G20, if they are able to meet. Recent events confirm what I’ve predicted since October 2016 – Jan 2017: Trump’s straitjacket and the absolute determination of the Deep State to sabotage any improvement of relations between Russia and USA.
If Deep State succeeds and no significant breakthrough between Putin and Trump occurs, USA will still slowly but surely abandon Ukraine.
Then it will be up to Russia…
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LADA RAY DEEP INTEL: Catastrophic Population Loss. Why Ukrainians stampede into Poland as EU visa-free begins
Stampede to get out of Ukraine and into Poland! The video below is self-explanatory. This is happening on the border between Ukraine and Poland, the moment 90-day visa-free regime (Ukrainian/Russian: ‘bezviz’ = ‘without visa’) between EU and Ukraine comes into effect. The voice behind the camera speaks in Ukrainian: “Look, Mr. Poroshenko, this is what our Euro-integration looks like.”
As I explained since 2014, after the Kiev junta and ukro-nazis came to power, what little talent, brains and active population was still left in Ukraine, has been leaving. Millions moved to Russia. Anywhere between 7 and 8 million either work and live in Russia or have received Russian citizenship between 1991 and 2017. At least 1.5-2 million became refugees in Russia after Poroshenko junta came to power. Up to 3-4 million also left to the EU and US. This process greatly intensified after 2014 Kiev Maidan.
Poroshenko made a grand production, turned into a dog-and-pony show, of the simple 90-day visa free tourist travel allowed by the EU as of June 2017, portraying it as his huge victory and great achievement of Maidan. He and his cronies tout visa-free with the EU as a demonstration that “Ukraine is rejoining Europe, and finally severing all ties with Russia.” “We are finally getting away from the unwashed Russia and rejoining the civilized Europe, Europe, which we, Ukrainians long ago founded,” proclaimed Poroshenko from the podium in Kiev, where thousands of students and state workers were herded, dressed in same T-shirts with EU flag and waiving mini-EU flags they were handed out.
And no, I didn’t mistranslate what Poroshenko said about ‘Ukrainians founding Europe’ — believe it or not, this is what new Ukrainian history books teach. They also teach that there were ancient Ukrs, forefathers of today’s Ukrainians, who had absolutely nothing to do with Russians, and that these ancient Ukrs dug out a giant hole in the ground, which we now know as… the BLACK SEA.
At the same event drunk Poroshenko said ‘goodbye forever’ to Russia over 3 times, returning to the issue of that mean ex called Russia over and over, while repeatedly quoting great Russian poets — in Russian. All this to the pre-rehearsed clapping of the herded-in sheeple, dressed in EU T-s and waving EU flags. Many videos of the above ‘event’ have been posted on YouTube, and there is no other way to describe it other than pathetic. Here’s one such video. The title reads: Kiev authorities tout visa-free with EU as panacea against all problems experienced by Ukraine:
If based on the above you think that a bizarre and lethal collective madness took a firm hold of Ukraine, you are not far from the truth.
It has been noted by the majority of Ukrainian analysts that the vast majority of Ukrainians cannot afford to travel as tourists to the EU on their measly incomes. This has been said even by those who have been initially pro-Maidan, but who now finally are beginning to notice that something went terribly wrong. The only real value of the EU visa-free travel is to pretend you are a tourist, but use your 90 days to latch on to a job so you could remain permanently.
As you see on the video, the crowd is crossing to Poland on foot – to save money. They probably have low-paying jobs, such as agriculture, taking care of the elderly and working as janitors, awaiting them on the other side. Polish slave-drivers and menial-jobs brokers are eager to get their hands on this new wave of slave labor. While these will work in Poland’s menial jobs, Poles are free to go to Western Europe, where they’ll do the same, but for a lot more money.
Some Ukrainians, who have better prospects, better education or who are younger and bolder, may leave by train or bus to Central and Western Europe. Therefore, the remainder of the most able-bodied, active, highest Chi and best skilled population is leaving Ukraine at even a faster rate than ever before.
Since 1992 when Ukraine first acquired independence after the collapse of the USSR, and without a major war it lost a huge chunk of the population. The data of 1993 registered the population of Ukraine as 54 million. As you’ll see below, the new data suggests the population of Ukraine now shrunk by more than half!
Due to the catastrophic loss of the population the new census has been a taboo. In today’s fascist Ukraine it is literally forbidden to research and voice out the truth about the population loss. The official numbers are grossly overstated and bluntly falsified.
Recently, the last remaining in Ukraine decent economists, such as bezviz, leader of the outlawed and prosecuted Progressive Socialist Party (+ a few others), have calculated the true state of events. They based their data on the consumption of bread – traditionally an important staple in Russian and Ukrainian diet, as well that of the nearby Moldova.
Bread, note Vitrenko and others, is so inexpensive and such a big staple, that when people cannot afford anything else, they’ll still buy bread. Other data, such as alcohol, meat, or fruit consumption is unreliable as people can use their gardens, bootleg illegal alcohol, etc., when they become poorer. But very few will bake their own bread as it requires a large usage of natural gas and electricity — both very expensive and in short supply in today’s Ukraine. Therefore, people would still buy bread in stores due to its relative low-cost and good quality.
Since Russian bread consumption per capita is known and it stands around 42 kilos per capita per year, based on that it is easy to calculate how much bread would be consumed in the very similar Ukrainian culture. In fact, notes Vitrenko, Russian bread consumption per capita should be lower than Ukrainian, as Russians make 4 times more money per capita and can afford a large variety of foods.
**I’ll add to this that Russians have been living a much more satisfied and healthy lifestyles than Ukrainians, which also lowers bread consumption.
Yet, the official data puts bread consumption in Ukraine at 24 kilos per capita per year. This is based on the government’s official population count of 42 million. The official Kiev explains this discrepancy by saying that Ukrainians buy less and bake more. However, as I pointed out above, it is impossible for the majority as the gas and electricity are unaffordably expensive.
And then the question is: if Ukrainians eat a lot less bread, a lot less meat and fruit, drink a lot less alcohol per capita compared to 2013 — then what do they consume? Is, as a result of the 2014 Kiev coup, Ukraine then starving in a self-inflicted golodomor (holodomor)?
To set the record straight, instead of the falsified official Ukrainian data of 24 kilos per capita, Vitrenko and other economists used Russian bread consumption base number of 42 kilos per capita per year.
**I should mention that Kiev still counts the population of Crimea and LDPR as their own. In other words, they bomb Donbass and threaten to invade Crimea / sabotage its economy, yet they count them as parts of Ukraine. Crimean population is 2.3 million and LDPR’s is about 3.6 million. Altogether — minus 5.9 million for Ukraine.
Having subtracted Crimea and LDPR populations, and based on the bread consumption per capita, Vitrenko and others have arrived at 25-26 million people remaining in Ukraine. This is down from 54 million in 1993 — without WWIII! This is the loss of over 1/2 of the entire population!
Incidentally, please recall that I have been predicting this catastrophic outcome since 2014! My personal estimate for the remaining Ukrainian population has been 28-30 million. In other words, pretty close to Vitrenko’s numbers.
Another extremely disturbing moment: per Vitrenko’s calculations out of the total 28-29 million lost, 13 million is a pure population contraction. This is the number of people who simply died: in other words, the expedited by hardship death ratio outweighs birth ratio to such catastrophic degree! This is not golodomor — this is simply mor (Rus/Ukr word for mass extinction).
Poroshenko and his cronies must be totally dumb, you may say. Instead of making life in Ukraine better for ordinary people so they would want to remain and build a life for themselves in their own country, they open the floodgates, basically telling people to run to the EU.
Poroshenko is not exactly dumb. He is smart enough to hang on to power all this time, manipulating his Western sponsors and various ukro-nazi forces. And he is smart enough to multiply his fortune more than 7-fold since 2014, while his country is dying.
In fact, Poroshenko is two things in one wrapper:
1. Oligarch who is sucking the last remaining juices out of Ukraine, using his privileged power position as president. Bezviz (visa-free to the EU) is one of Poroshenko’s populist moves to get elected for the next term, despite his catastrophically low approval rating. Premature elections may be scheduled in Ukraine as early as October 2017, ahead of normal schedule. Poroshenko knows he can only continue robbing his country blind, getting fat of the people’s tragedy, if he remains in power.
Recall what I said in EARTH SHIFT REPORT 3 OLIGARCH WARS – ever since the Kiev Maidan 2014, all Ukraine oligarchs lost money and some are near, or in, bankruptcy. All, except Poroshenko.
2. Poroshenko is US Deep State / globalist cabal agent, who does what he is told. He takes orders directly from the US – ok, maybe also a few from Germany/EU. If you think something has changed since Trump was elected — think again.
If you think I am just saying that — you know I never do. My intel tells me the exact numbers: there are between 800 and 900 US advisers pulling the strings in Kiev and whispering stuff into Poroshenko’s ear, including CIA, military, economic, political, media, PR and cultural.
According to my local Kiev intel, there also are — very sadly — Bulgarian advisers. This seems to be a newer addition, just showing how sold out the Bulgarian government really is. My conclusion is that Bulgarian advisers are sent to Kiev by their US bosses for the same reason Ukraine had to be subverted: to deepen and enlarge the rift between Russia and those countries that are closest to her culturally. In the past 3 years there have been ongoing protests and discontent in Bulgaria about NATO bases and US presence, while Russian business and tourism left. There has been an aspiration in Bulgaria to get back closer to Russia. The population of Bulgaria is being gradually remolded to forget its history, roots and Slavic cultural affinities — in order to reorient it slowly but surely towards the West.
The same process is happening in the small Balkans countries, such as Montenegro and FYRO Macedonia. The goal in all cases is to push out any naturally occurring cultural closeness to Russia and Russian influence, replacing it with everything Western.
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But not all is sad and depressing. We have a huge and bold breakthrough in Moldova, which is gradually turning back to its roots, although the struggle will continue for some time. The new President of Moldova Igor Dodon has made a big splash by explaining during St. Petersburg Economic Forum how the West tried to subvert and enslave his country. More on that soon – stay tuned!
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ADDED BY FT CONTRIBUTOR NEMO:
How bitterly ironic it is, that having lost ~28 million people (and counting) over the last 25 years, Ukraine is still pushing the “Golodomor” hoax. I have translated an article by Rostislav Ishchenko, exploring the topic in light of a recent resolution in the US, and also, as a foreword, referenced your article of 3 years back:
**If you haven’t yet, please visit Nemo’s very interesting blog stanislavs.org. He is our translator and truth revealer about Russia, Ukraine, post-Soviet space and forbidden history. You’ll find some important source translations on Nemo’s blog!
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Some important follow-ups to my latest: Heil Poroshenko! Ukraine junta bans Russian SM, prepares to ban Russian Orthodox Church.
First, an update and some rare good news from Ukraine! Under the pressure from the international community and from Ukraine’s own citizens, for now the Ukraine Rada did not pass the proposed Russian Orthodox Church ban. It has been widely warned that such ban would generate an all-out religious war in Ukraine.
The pressure on Ukraine not to adopt such shameful and anti-democratic law has been very tough. Even the Pope got involved, strongly advising against it. However, it’s early to rejoice. They will continue coming after the Russian churches and after everything Russian for as long at this junta is in power. We have seen this dance and song before, say, in the renaming of the streets and cities in Ukraine. Or take the visa regime with Russia – it has been proven that they’ll endanger their own economy by doing it, yet the Bloody Pastor Turchinov and others are back at it full force. They will keep aggressively coming at it, until the public and/or lawmakers cave in.
The aggressive ukro-nazi element has been allowed to proliferate and grow like cancer in Ukraine for 25 years. We are seeing the sorry results of Ukraine’s 25 year ‘independence’ from Russia and common sense.
The only way to reign in this genocidal fascist dictatorship in Ukraine is for Russia and for us, the sane people of the world, to keep constant pressure on their foreign sponsors, who in turn will have no choice but to pressure the Kiev junta and Poroshenko to keep the Nazi element in check. To remind everyone, the main sponsors and supporters of the Kiev junta and ukro-nazis are: USA, Canada, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, and Brussels/EU as a whole.
*** On another note, Russia has filed a complaint against Ukraine with WTO. If WTO does not fine Ukraine for the continuing border, business and trade violations, Russia may institute a visa regime and new economic sanctions against Ukraine. Russia for years has been awfully lenient towards Ukraine. But if Kiev junta continues aggressive anti-Russian stance, emboldened by the support of the West, Russia may respond in like.
Why people leave a country; How the Chi and Life force work; The People-Bridges
I know exactly how your wife feels and I know lots of people who thank the universe every day they moved out of Ukraine, and also those who are trying to get their elderly relatives out of there.
I fully understand why people want to leave. But therein lies the crux of the problem. As the higher calibrated, more educated, more active and higher IQ people continue their exodus (many of us had left years ago), they also withdraw their life force. When not enough smart and positive people are available to moderate the energy of such a place, it first stagnates, and then falls to the dark side. As a result, such country falls more and more into (forgive me) the imbecility we are observing in Ukraine today.
To understand how it works refer to my article Mass Migration: What Happens if a Country Gains or Loses its Life Force? (US, EU, Russia, China, Ukraine, Syria).
The above notwithstanding, those of us who have left Ukraine, Russia, or any other country in order to live in the West are playing a very important and indispensable role of being the People-Bridges. We bridge different cultures, foster mutual understanding and benevolence, and we seed the Western collective consciousness with alternative information.
Can Israel take over Ukraine?
Nope. Russia won’t let that happen. I already answered this question and made a full prediction on that in ESR6 Ukraine: New Kazarian Khaganate and American Zionism. In the same ESR6 I answer various questions about Israel and Zionism. In it I don’t proliferate the popular half-truths nor simplified view of the issue, and I don’t do blame game or fear mongering. I reveal some historic truths, addressing the most convoluted forbidden history moments and controversial issues. A must read for those who are serious about understanding the truth.
That said, I for one would welcome any infusion into Ukraine of higher Chi from anyone. Russians are working with everyone, including Israel, to influence the Kiev junta from without. Israel, as always, is playing a double game, and it’s all very complicated. But Putin and his team are exceptional chess players. And again, every little bit of the restraining higher Chi influence from abroad helps.
Will it get worse in Ukraine before it gets better?
This, unfortunately, is the reality we are seeing. My original prediction has been that between 2016 and 2018 Ukraine will begin turning back towards Russia, but only after its economy is fully destroyed. We are now seeing the brutal process of a wholesale economic and social destruction.
And the changing timeline…
However, there has been a slight shift in the timeline reality due to Kiev junta holding on to power for dear life and due to the US/EU establishment and shadow forces continuing its support.
Due to this slight shift, there can be some delay in Ukraine’s shift towards Russia, albeit a slight one. Moreover, there can be gradual shift of various parts of Ukraine. However, I still DO NOT see the part by part shift outcome. I see most or all of Ukraine shifting at once.
If Ukraine still stagnates under Kiev junta till the end of 2018, there will be a significant change as of the end of 2018 – beginning of 2019, when Russia cancels the gas transit deal with Ukraine and after Nord Stream 2 has been built.
But as a result of the shifted timeline, Russia will not want to drag the dead body of Ukraine (sorry, however cruel it may sound) on her shoulders. Russia will be looking for cooperative solutions with other countries.
Neither would Russia ever invade Ukraine – per my original 2014 prediction. Or let’s just say, Russia would only send troops to Ukraine based on the UN, or similar, mandate. And even then – don’t think so. This prediction for the next 2-3 years only. After that a lot will change in the world.
I’ve written about the shifting timelines and the Mandela Effect in EARTH SHIFT REPORT 18: LADA RAY FRENCH ELECTION PREDICTIONS: LE PEN – MACRON FACE-OFF & WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE EU.
And now we’ve come full circle. The change in Ukraine has to come from within. This has to be accompanied by Russian support and US/EU withdrawal. So far, this is not happening fast enough. But the situation may change very quickly in the next year or so. Stay tuned!
It has been clearly shown that the people are awakening, as we’ve seen during the Immortal Regiment march of May 9, 2017. In Kiev alone 60,000 people came out and all over Ukraine, anywhere between 600, 000 and a million.
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A lot is happening in Ukraine, as Kiev junta continue beating record after record in schizophrenia and fascist extremism.
Today the Kiev Rada is supposed to pass the new law, which effectively outlaws the traditional Russian Pravoslavnaya (Orthodox) Church, Moscow Patriarchy. The majority of Ukrainians belong to this church — one of the main and most influential branches of the global Christianity.
The breakaway branch of the ‘Ukrainian Church’ is unrecognized by any other religious organization in the world. Yet, it is to this outcast church that the Kiev junta is preparing to pass all the churches belonging to the Russian Pravoslavnaya Church on the territory of Ukraine.
This includes up to 14,000 parishes with church buildings, plus hundreds of monasteries and tens of thousands of church properties all over Ukraine. Each parish owns precious religious relics, icons and other highly valuable items, many in gold and silver. Among important relics is the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, one of the main monasteries and historic treasures of the Russian Pravoslavnaya Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See image below:
We are talking billions and billions of dollars worth of real estate, art and valuables. Therefore, it is clear that this new proposed law has nothing to do with religion or ‘sovereignty.’
This is a highway robbery and a mafia takeover of the single richest piece of the shrinking pie left in Ukraine. The ukro-nazi junta in charge doesn’t know who else to rob and whose else blood to drink.
And caught in the crossfire are… millions and millions of poor, simple Ukrainian citizens, who have nowhere to run and whose rights, ancestry, history, and very lives are being systematically destroyed.
I am always unpleasantly surprised by how screwed up and Russophobic the Western understanding of the situation in Russia and Ukraine is. I generally think that my readers at large are much more educated than most in the West, therefore, I don’t think they need this explanation. However, for those who have wondered into this page by accident, I’ll tell you what the Russian Pravoslavnaya (Orthodox) Church means for the territory we today call Ukraine.
Ukraine junta is now very actively promoting their false parallel reality to convince the West of the non-existent ‘Russian oppression.’ In this parallel reality Kiev ukro-nazis, aided by Soros, Canadian and American ukro-nazi Banderovtsi, Poland and Germany, contend that Russian Orthodox Church was imposed on Ukraine by ‘evil’ Russian Empire. Of course, the Western ignorant sheeple eat this up — afer all, it is in line with what their media tells them about Russia.
In reality, the Russian Orthodox Church was born in Kiev, Malorossia, well over 1000 years ago. From thereon this religion spread throughout the territory of the Great Russia. At the time — for a short while — the capital of Rus (aka, Russia) was in Kiev. Before Kiev, the capitals were Novgorod, Arkona (now located in Germany), and other cities. Later, the main capital of the Rus State would be moved more than once. There was even a period when the capital was in Lvov, today’s western Ukraine or Galitsia. In 19th century, so not to confuse that period with others, it began being referred to as ‘Kievan Rus.’ The Lvov period was identified as ‘Galitskaya Rus.’
I’ll leave aside the fact that many think it was a grave mistake for Rus to adopt Christianity to replace the Vedic Pravoslavie. I have my own view of this event: at the time this could not be avoided. The Vedic World’s (Vedicheskiy mir) spiritual lifestyle system resonated with the 5th dimension (5D). When people’s consciousness fell below 5D — to 4D and then to 3D — they stopped resonating with the high level spirituality.
As a result, the change took place, and for better or for worse, Russian Christian Church has been for hundreds of years the main unifying religion of the Russian Empire. The Russian Pravoslavnaya Church, incorrectly referred to in the West as ‘Russian Orthodox Church,’ has always been historically dominant in Ukraine, despite various attempts to convert western Ukraine into Catholicism.
VIDEO: Thousands of Russian Pravoslavnaya Church believers gather before Kiev Rada to pray for god to send some reason and common sense to the Rada deputies. The video is very telling. Alas, they are praying for reason and common sense where there can be none.
People are praying and singing peacefully in the video, but there are persistent warnings of an upcoming religious war in Ukraine, should this law be passed and should the forceful takeovers of Russian churches continue.
Don’t miss this viral article with Quantum Calibrations: Last Hope for Ukraine: All-Ukrainian Orthodox March for Peace in Donbass Culminates in Kiev
BAN OF VK AND OTHER RUSSIAN SOCIAL MEDIA & INTERNET COMPANIES
Poroshenko and the junta have banned Russian SM, including Vkontakte, Odnoclassniki, email service Mail.ru and search engine Yandex. Sanctioned and banned are also the leading Russian business accounting software company (whose name I don’t recall) and the leading internet security company Kaspersky Lab. All of the above are dominant in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians use Yandex and Russian SM. VK is used several times more frequently than Facebook. Yandex is used much more than Google. The Russian accounting software company’s products are used by the majority of Ukraine’s businesses, some of whom have filed a lawsuit against Poroshenko and his government for damages.
You may ask why do Russian companies dominate Ukraine’s Internet market? Very simple, Russian companies have a major advantage over Google and Facebook: they are in Russian. No matter how much Ukro-nazis and junta try to eliminate Russian language in Ukraine, according to various polls, about 80% of Ukraine denizens continue speaking Russian.
Hitler and German fascists once burned books — Poroshenko and Ukraine fascists ban the internet. The ban of VK, Mail.ru and other Russian SM means that millions of Ukrainian users will suddenly lose contact with friends and family outside Ukraine. Will people again eat up this new gross violation of their rights, or will they finally rebel?
Qui bono? The non-sensical bans on Russian internet companies and products makes me think that it is done to clear up the room for others. Facebook instead of VK; much more expensive and incompatible American or European security and accounting software instead of Russian, etc. We’ll soon see whom Poroshenko and junta push to the top.
But even this isn’t all. On May 9, 2017, we have seen ample proof how Kiev and Ukraine citizens in general really feel about Russia, USSR and victory in WWII. One of the symbols of the Great Victory is Georgievskaya Lentochka (a red and gold band of St. George). 600,000 people came out on May 9 all over Ukraine (some believe it was up to one million). 60,000 came out in Kiev alone. In an act of definance, some of them carried Georgievskaya Lentochkas, despite threats. Following such a showing, Rada and Poroshenko have just passed the new law banning Georgievskaya Lentochka, along with other Soviet and Russian symbolism. About what went on Victory Day.
Even The Human Rights Watch came out and said that banning Soviet symbolism in Ukraine violates human rights and is undemocratic.
Georgievskaya Lentochka image:
The timing and utter stupidity of all these simultaneous bans makes one think that Poroshenko and the junta are trying to divert the public attention from something else. Several things are being named. Among these:
1. The IMF Chief is about to visit Ukraine, and it’s looking bad. Ukraine is staring the default in the eye. Ukraine must come up with at least $6 billion to service its debt this year. It will be more every year after. This kind of money is nowhere to be found.
2. Energy shortages made authorities announce that they would be disconnecting hot water for months, possibly for years, in some key cities, such as Odessa, causing massive discontent. Who needs hot water in the winter, right?
3. Major Ukrainian companies continue going under, major factories and power stations shut down daily, leaving tens of thousands jobless. Depopulation and increasing death rate are very real dangers. Ukraine now tops world lists for corruption, unhappiness and death rates.
4. But the most important reason is this: Poroshenko and his Rada quietly passed the new law allowing the sale of agricultural lands, which was banned under previous administrations. This is expected to generate a frenzy of secret foreign buying via proxies. Monsanto has been licking its lips over the fertile Ukrainian lands for years. One day Ukrainians may wake up to find they’ve lost the last valuable thing they had left – their land. The news caused an uproar, but public attention was quickly diverted via the aforementioned Russian bans.
The victimized people of Ukraine have become hostages of the lunatics and Bandera-Nazis in power, whose only interest is to sell off their country, along with the people, to foreign interests.
Pic: banner on the left says, ‘Wake up, or fall into eternal sleep!’
In conclusion, I have to again emphasize that the collective West and its ‘leaders’ supported, enabled and financed the Kiev Maidan, and they continue supporting this Kiev junta, no matter what kind of atrocities and violations it commits. Therefore, the collective West and its ‘leaders,’ bear direct responsibility for the severe violations of human rights in Ukraine; they bear full responsibility for the suffering of the people of Ukraine.
Read all about the true history of Ukraine, Kiev and the Russian Church in ESR2.
ESR3 talks about Russian oligarchs and how Putin dealt with them vs. Ukraine oligarchs, including Poroshenko and Kolomoysky, and how they serve the US.
More about Kolomoysky, plus much more about Ukraine’s convoluted and controversial forbidden history, including Khazaria and American Zionism, in ESR6.
Finally, ESR8 is about the value and risks of the Black Sea region, Odessa, Pridnestovie and Moldova.
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Finally, don’t miss the latest Ukraine update and predictions in Lada Ray analysis: @realDonaldTrump tweet on Russia and Ukraine causes firestorm.
Extensive, never heard before, Lada’s Ukraine intel is added in COMMENTS of this article, including answers to reader questions re. the convoluted situation in central and western Ukraine, Poroshenko vs. Yeltsin, can Yanukovich return as president, Odessa as the capital of Novorossia, and some Ukraine predictions. Click here to read:
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A very admirable sentiment from #POTUS Donald Trump that peace needs to be made between Russia /Donbass and Ukraine. I couldn’t agree more. Looks like Trump is on his way to make good on his campaign intention, and according to my predictions here and also here.
USA wants to slowly and secretly distance itself from Ukraine, while attempting to save face. What a bummer for Obama and his handlers, after all their efforts to the contrary!
This alone was enough to cause a major Internet storm. But it gets better!
Notice one crucial difference between two photos, the difference that made the Kiev junta very upset?
Is it that Trump thought it was too much trouble to get up for Ukraine FM Klimkin? Is Klimkin bending, as if receiving orders from the big boss?
Feel the difference…
WHY TRUMP MET WITH LAVROV
Foreign Ministries of Russia and US are preparing the first meeting between Trump and Putin, which most likely will take place during the upcoming G20 in Germany. Several countries competed to host the first Trump – Putin meeting, including Finland, Germany and Austria. Obama admin purposely left much baggage behind in Russia-US relations so to complicate as much as possible the first steps of Trump admin. That baggage first needs to be sorted out, before the meeting can take place.
This is one of the reasons Angela Merkel flew to Sochi to see Putin on May 2, after she saw Trump: to sort through the past, get a firm confirmation that the historic meeting will indeed take place and see if she could get more indication on its terms.
Merkel also came to bring to Putin that proverbial olive branch. After all, she will stand for re-election later this year. In her mind it’s time to mend relations with Russia, but not because she means it. No – in order to ensure that the new US and EU bogeyman, ‘the Russian hackers,’ won’t ‘interfere’ in German elections.
Following Tillerson Moscow visit, Lavrov was in DC also to begin shaping up the terms and tone of the US-Russia relations for the upcoming Trump years. This, of course, includes Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Ukraine.
Lately, US has been excluded from various global decisions and forums, such as the Minsk forum on Ukraine or the Astana forum on Syria and Middle East. The latest is the exclusion of the US from the big China summit.
Russia has offered US some face-saving good deals on participation in Syria, albeit a very controlled participation. US is also concerned that Russian influence in Afghanistan and Iraq is increasing, while USA’s is waning. That has also factored into negotiations. As I predicted all along, per the Kissinger Plan, in exchange, US will need to slowly withdraw from Ukraine, Moldova and some other Eurasian areas (learn all about it in Lada Ray Webinar below!).
Recommended Webinar, ESR and articles to gain a full picture and to familiarize yourself with Lada Ray predictions:
WHY TRUMP MET WITH UKRAINE’S KLIMKIN
The entire Kiev junta, including Poroshenko, MSM, high level officials and politicians rooted for Hillary and mocked Trump during his campaign. Poroshenko personally initiated a scandal as a result of which Trump had to fire his campaign manager last August. After Trump won, Poroshenko and entire Kiev establishment promptly flip-flopped and began kissing Trump’s behind. I am NOT exaggerating – if anything, I am toning it down!
The latest intel: Washington lobbyists were paid $400,000 to make sure Klimkin is allowed in Trump’s presence. The audience lasted 6 minutes. During it, Trump merely uttered that ‘Minsk agreements have to be fulfilled and Ukraine has to make up with neighbors.’ That was the end of the meeting.
P.S. Latest: the $400,000 lobbyist fee was put up for Ukraine by… Canada.
So, why did Trump agree to receive Klimkin? It’s 2-fold:
1. To appease Russia-hating MSM, hawks in Congress and all over US, who’d immediately jump on it: why is he talking to Lavrov, but not to Ukraine FM?
2. To deliver the message, understood by those who need to understand it: US is preparing to disengage from Ukraine. And if Kiev doesn’t want to be left entirely in the cold, it needs to toe the line and fulfil the unfulfillable Minsk agreements.
In fact, a proof of the slow unraveling of the disastrous US – Ukraine entanglement is already here: US Congress voted to slash American financing of Ukraine, including military financing, by 70%. As a special provision, the document stipulates that whatever financing will still be provided, it cannot be used to finance the regiment Azov and other ukro-nazi ragiments and battalions. The slow squeezing of the hard-core Ukraine Nazis and radicals has begun.
This is only the beginning – more to come between 2017 and 2018!
Don’t miss! A very interesting discussion continues in COMMENTS!
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I enjoy periodically scouting the globe — virtually or in person, as the time and my fancy permit — to find out if various geo locations might be interesting and/or desirable for a global relocation, or simply just for a relaxing vacation. I’ve mentioned previously in EARTH SHIFT REPORT 17: Quality of Life Worldwide: Lada Ray Geo Calibrations that many people at this time of the EARTH SHIFT will be considering relocating to another city, country or continent. Therefore, once in a while, if a geo location intrigues me in some way, I’ll be posting an article about it here, on FT.
In no way such posts should be considered a promo or endorsement. Everyone must make their own decisions on relocation.
For those who are in need of a personalized advice, including Quantum and Geo Calibrations, coupled with my usual predictions, forecasts and global experience, I am presently considering re-introducing Lada Ray Private Consultations. I’ll have a separate announcement soon.
Today we talk Alanya, Turkey. Summer vacation time is approaching, and I thought some might be interested in this famous Turkish resort area. This isn’t a promo or recommendation by any means. This is an exploration…
I like to explore off the beaten path. Some rare gems can be found by stepping off the paved road — figuratively speaking, of course.
This is meant to be a positive and relaxing post, so I won’t go much into politics here. I’ll just mention that after a 1.5 year period of strained Russia-Turkey relations, due to Turkey shooting down Russian Su-24 jet, there is a huge improvement. Turkish Stream is back on the map, and other joint infrastructure mega projects are a go. Turkish produce and construction workers are slowly allowed back into the Russian market, and Turkey is gradually distancing itself from the West and getting into a more balanced relationship with Russia. Not all is champagne and roses, but the delicate and complex EARTH SHIFTING geopolitical game being played by Putin is bearing some very nice Turkish fruit.
Alanya and other resort areas of Turkey suffered a devastating blow when tourism from Russia suddenly dried up over two years ago, following the Su-24 downing incident and Russia’s incursion in Syria. But Putin played a virtuoso game of chess, resulting in major shifts in Turkish / Erdogan’s policies towards the West and ISIS vs. Russia. Read about all that in ESR5, ESR7 and ESR13.
Since then, the hotels and beaches are slowly filling in again. The touristy Alanya is international, where you can hear various languages, such as French, English, Italian, German, and of course, Russian. In fact, there are hotels and resorts in Turkey built specifically to cater to the preferences of the Russian tourists: usually all-inclusive packages.
What I like about Alanya:
1. You’ll see Kleopatra Beach footage below – the clear turquoise sea, nice white sand and very few people so far in May, 2017. Tourists are still reluctant to return. We’ll see what it will be like in June-August.
2. Food, hotel and various health spa services prices are 1/2 to 1/3, sometimes even as cheap as 1/4, of those you’d expect to pay in the West. But the quality of accommodations and food is as good, or better. Fresh fruits and veggie prices are especially strikingly low compared to Western, while the freshness and quality is usually substantially higher.
***Just to mention, as everywhere in the Mediterranean, you have to be careful not to get a major sun burn, even in mid-May.
Vids below are by an ex-Ukrainian Mikhail Volin (YT channel ‘ The Notes of Slavs in Russia’) who had to flee prosecution in his native city of Melitopol, following the 2014 Kiev coup. Typical of millions of other Ukrainians, he is now a Russian citizen, enjoying his freedom and much higher standard of living, and happily residing in Moscow.
Sorry for the ‘Ukraine’ slip, I did promise this post to be politics lite… Ah, well, can’t hide from reality.
But back to Alanya. Basically, the main message of this post is that Turkey has decent and new tourism infrastructure at very low prices, warm sea and all the sun you can get. Real estate is equally new and cheap, in part because of the instability of the region. But places like Alanya are tourism oriented and seem to be in another world – far away from conflict.
Video 1: Kleopatra Beach, Alanya
Video 2: Alanya prices. Beginning of video: bus ride, mall and supermarket. At 18:10 starts bazaar and fruit/veggie prices to die for. Prices are in Turkish Liras. To convert into USD: 1 Turkish Lira equals 0.28 US Dollar, or 28 cents. On the video, the Russian blogger converts everything into rubles, of course, but you can see prices in Liras displayed on camera. I was especially struck by 1.5 kilos of strawberries for $2 (that’s more than 3 pounds!) and 1 kilo (over 2 pounds) of fresh tomatoes for 28 cents and 56 cents!
***One caveat with Turkey: at the bazaar Mikhail mentions ‘standing guard over his girlfriend Elena,’ while she bargains for gifts for relatives back home, because ‘you can’t let a girl out alone in those parts.’ Incidentally, this is the case in any Middle Eastern country, and in Caucasus, as well. So, anyone who decides to explore those parts – do keep it in mind!
QUANTUM AND GEO CALIBRATIONS
QC = Quantum (cosmic energy) Calibration
CHI = Chi (earthly energy) Calibration
GC – Geo Calibration
QC: 180 – pride
CHI: 195 – yearning/striving
GC: 200 – courage/expansion
Kleopatra Beach: QC 200 ; CHI 210 – both are courage/expansion
Bazaar in Alanya: QC 280 ; CHI 285 – both are neutrality/friendliness
It’s a mixed bag, yet with some promise.
Below min. positive level of 200 for QC and CHI. GC is on the level of pride: typical of the West and well below what I want to see – disappointing. However, CHI shows how much the locals are striving to please the tourists. This could be the low season calibration and could go up when and if tourism returns in earnest, and if Trukey manages to stabilize. That’s why at present it’s so cheap there, by the way!
And now look at GOOD positive values for GC, K. Beach and especially the bazaar! Nice, strong CHI for the last 2!
(These aren’t calibrations for the entire Turkey – just for this area!)
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US media circus = boy who cried wolf
‘Russians tricked us!’ — It must be the NEW version of ‘Russians are coming!’
And.. karma is a bitch
Video: US media complains they had to get their images of the first Trump – Lavrov meeting from the Russian sources.
If the US media had half a brain, I’d say, ‘Hint dears, you have no one else to blame but yourselves.’ But they won’t get it, so no point in wasting my breath.
US media that attacked #Trump left and right has only itself to blame for not being allowed into #Lavrov – Trump closed-door meeting. Did they really think it would be forgotten?
There is another thing I’ve noticed. When Tillerson came to Moscow to talk to Lavrov a couple of weeks back, the US ‘journalists’ were tripping over themselves and yelling out stupid questions into Lavrov’s ear, not letting two foreign chiefs talk. This prompted such consummate professional as Lavrov to snap and tell them to ‘mind their manners.’ Who taught you your manners, asked Lavrov, to Tillerson’s embarrassed silence.
The same circus continued when Lavrov came to DC. During a joint press appearance, US ‘journalists’ yelled out more dumb questions, while Tillerson was still speaking, thus breaking protocol.
US media = Disruptive mob? Paid provocateurs? Malicious juveniles? I’m afraid, all of the above. They’ve been trained to be this way by the Western neo-liberal globalist establisment.
In other words, the behavior and attitude of the US MSM on all occasions has been distasteful, to say the least… I can think of many more adjectives, but just like Lavrov, being my usual diplomatic self, I’ll refrain from using them. Feel free to add your own – whichever apply.
Is it any wonder these clowns weren’t allowed into Trump-Lavrov meeting?
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Seriously – you couldn’t invent it if you tried. As the confused Kiev Bandera-ukro-nazis would say, scratching their heads: ‘Is this zrada (treason) or peremoga (victory)?’
Zrada, zrada, I can assure you.
Image: Poroshenko’s youngest son Mikhail in RUSSIA sweatshirt with girlfriend wrapped in Russian flag – this photo reportedly taken after Crimean reunification with Russia. Perhaps there is hope for them yet…
The youngest son of Poroshenko – Michael – has somewhat embarrassed his father.
At the height of the ‘war’ between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, Mikhail Poroshenko appears to have posed in Russia’s sportswear, issued for the Olympics in Sochi, immediately after events in Crimea. (2014)
Reporters have re-shared photographs on which Mikhail Poroshenko poses with his friends, with the inscription ‘Russia’.
“Mikhail is a pupil of the prestigious British college Concord. He is also evidently the owner of a stylish T-shirt, Russia. ” Whatever the excuse may be, the shirt appears in different styles and at different occasions, such as below at a hip hop competition.
HAPPY VICTORY DAY – MAY 9!
Victory Day goodies tomorrow, May 9, on
On May 2 Putin had a phone conversation with Donald Trump, during which the two agreed to meet soon, probably during the approaching German G20 Summit. On May 3, 2017 Putin has met with Turkish president Erdogan. Clearly these two events are tied with Merkel’s visit. Trump and Putin meeting in Germany means the host needs to check in with both. In addition to the EU and German needs, Merkel seems to have assumed the temporary role of a liaison between Russia and US. Meanwhile Erdogan’s visit has a clear Russian gas pipeline / Turkish Stream underpinning, which is also tied to Syria. Erdogan’s message is (as I long predicted): Turkey’s direction is to distance itself from the US and EU and get closer to Russia.
On May 2, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Sochi to meet with Vladimir Putin. The date was agreed upon two months prior, after Merkel’s persistent requests. Curiously, Putin found no day in his busy schedule other than May 2…
Merkel came to Moscow with several goals:
1. To compare notes on Ukraine and Minsk-2 negotiations, which – predictably – came to a standstill due to Kiev junta’s violations.
2. To make sure the construction of the crucial Nord Stream 2 was on track and to check with Putin how it could be pushed through before it’s too late.
Incidentally, Nord Stream 2 is a competing project with Turkish Stream. Both Germany and Turkey are in a competition who will get to build the pipe faster and who will get to transport more Russian gas.
3. To try scoring some political points before German elections, by showing German MSM present at the Putin-Merkel presser how tough she is on ‘bad’ Russia.
THE CURIOUS CHOICE OF THE DATE
It’s safe to say that Putin deliberately chose May 2. What’s so special about this particular date? Two things:
1. On May 2, 1945 Soviet troops took over Berlin, installing that famous Red Victory Banner over the defeated Reichstag, and officially ending WWII. It would take a few more days to draft the capitulation agreement, which would be signed on May 8 German time and on May 9 Russian time.
2. On May 2, 2014 ukro-nazi fascists, supported by Germany, US and EU, burned dozens (by some accounts, hundreds) of people alive on Odessa’s Kulikovo Polie. The only crime of these peaceful protesters was that they disagreed with the ukro-nazi Kiev regime and wanted to speak their native Russian language.
(Putin chose the joint Sochi presser to remind Merkel and German MSM present, that Odessa massacre went entirely unnoticed by the ‘democratic free world,’ no investigation took place and culprits walked free: PUTIN about Odessa Video – notice Merkel looking down.)
For the most part, negotiations were conducted behind closed doors. But the public part is very telling indeed.
As to Minsk-2, there was a surprising unity between Putin and Merkel, to a huge disappointment of Kiev. Minsk-2 has to be observed. There won’t be re-negotiation of the original terms, and contrary to Kiev’s continued hopes, there won’t be a new agreement.
Nord Stream 2 is another sticky point. Kiev junta, as well as its ‘friends’ – most notably Poland and the Baltics – keep hoping that Nord Stream 2 won’t be built. The construction of the second branch of the Russian gas pipeline to Germany will render obsolete the old Soviet pipeline through Ukraine.
The Ukraine pipeline is presently used for the transit of a significant amount of Russian gas to Europe, although the amount of transit diminishes every year as more gas gets rerouted. To this day, Russian gas transit is the biggest foreign revenue source for Ukraine.
Gazprom has long announced that after the current gas transit agreement expires in 2019, Russia won’t renew it. This effectively means the following:
- Russia plans to discontinue using Ukraine as the lead gas transiter to Europe – and nothing can change that. The only destinations to which Russian gas will still be delivered through Ukraine after 2018 will be Moldova and Pridnestrovie.
- As of the end of 2018 Ukraine will lose its leverage over both Russia and EU. In turn, US will lose leverage over Russia and EU by the means of Ukraine. And of course, USA’s and EU’s leverage over Russia and Ukraine will greatly diminish as well. This inevitably will change the geopolitical landscape. As I predicted all along, as it loses its importance as a pressure point against Russia, the US and EU will have no choice but to withdraw from Ukraine.
- Consequently, if Europe wants to receive Russian gas after 2018, it has to hassle.
Hence the German effort to ensure Nord Stream 2 is on track. German parliament has recently approved Nord Stream 2 speedy construction. The new 6.6 bln euros in loans have been allocated to the project.
During Sochi visit Merkel confirmed that Germany is fully on board regarding Nord Stream 2 by hinting that EU regulations would slow down the construction and that they should not apply to this pipeline.
Based on the above, you’d think that Putin and Merkel were the best of pals. Putin confirmed that Germany was Russia’s leading trade partner No. 2, after China. Putin also said that the trade volume between Russia and Germany grew by 43% since last year.
Merkel piped in by saying that there are differences, but dialogue is the only way to understand each other’s position.
Where did all the talk about punishing and isolating Russia go? Where are those anti-Russian sanctions? As I predicted since 2014, ‘They’ll huff and puff for a couple of years, and then everything will get back to normal – just like it happened after 2008 Georgia – S.Ossetia war.’ I also said that the appearance of the sanctions will stay, while in reality business and trade will go on, bypassing them.
Predictions on track: 2 years after 2014, Russian trade with Germany is suddenly up by 43%. Let’s also recall that Saakashvili of Georgia was out of his presidency 2 years after he attacked S.Ossetia, and that Abkhazia and S.Ossetia would never return to Georgia. Ukraine is following closely in Georgia’s tracks.
VIDEO: Putin – Merkel joint presser, Sochi, May 2, 2017 (ENG translation)
The political part of the meeting had an entirely different tone. Merkel dragged (excuse me, brought) with her to Sochi an entire entourage of ‘journalists’ representing German MSM. The questions they asked during joint presser can only be characterised as aggressive in their ignorance and dumbness – just confirming a sorry state of the Western MSM. Listen to the questions and Putin and Merkel answers on video above.
Question from a German journalist, ‘Why did Russia interfere in US elections and is Merkel afraid of Russian interference in German election?’
Putin’s exceedingly patient and diplomatic reply: Russia never interfered in other countries’ internal affairs. The opposite is true for the West: it constantly interferes in Russian affairs. Further, Putin explained that allegations of Russian interference in the US elections have never been confirmed; it was just a rumor spread for USA’s internal political reasons; therefore, the German journalist’s assumption of Russia’s interference in German elections is based on a rumor.
Another German MSM representative called the Donbass people ‘separatists,’ to which Putin replied that the civil war and Donbass catastrophe are consequences of an illegal coup and illegal power garb in Kiev. It was Kiev that attacked the people of Donbass, forcing them to defend themselves. Putin also expressed his hope that German MSM would not twist his words and that it will have anough common dicency to publish his answer.
Merkel replied that Germany considers the Kiev authorities to be ‘legal and democratically elected.’
Merkel has made more embarrassing remarks. She implored Putin to ‘look into the reported violations of the rights of minorities,’ namely, gays in Chechnya and Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Then she decided to lecture Putin on human rights. Per Frau Merkel, Russian authorities were not as gentle and nice to protesters as they should’ve been.
Putin did the absolutely correct thing by diplomatically reminding Merkel that the Russian law enforcement are gentlemen of the highest caliber compared to their Western counterparts. PUTIN: “In Europe they have no qualms about indiscriminate use of tear gas, water cannons and batons to disperse demonstrators.”
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P.S. There is one more important reason May 2 was chosen for Merkel’s visit. On May 2 people in Odessa and all over the world commemorated the 3rd anniversary of the Odessa tragedy. Per reports, ahead of May 2 Poroshenko was in a frantic state, admonishing his law enforcement to make absolutely sure no ukro-nazis attack citizens attending the commemorative events. Such attacks are a regular occurrence in today’s Ukraine.
Let me reveal to you what went on behind the scenes: Poroshenko and Kiev were warned by Germany to make sure nothing happens that could look bad for Merkel during her Russian visit. Any violence against peacefully mourning citizens would confirm that Kiev junta is a terrorist regime. If any provocation took place in Odessa, Putin would have a terrific opportunity to rub Merkel’s nose in it.
Therefore, by choosing May 2, Putin allowed the people of Odessa to mourn and commemorate their friends and family in peace.
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LADA RAY SAYS: Dear readers, the referenced article is fake news and lame propaganda. And it’s written with an indecent kind of glee, which attests to a low calibration of the ‘journalists’ behind it.
The real truth:
Crimean power now is already enough to sustain the needs of citizens, plus the present tourism volume, which is going up and has reached 6-7 million guests a year. There were severe power shortages after the Ukraine ukro-nazis and Crimean Tartar Mejlis terrorists blew up powerlines to Crimea in December 2015. This left 2.5 mln people without power and heat for two weeks during winter.
I don’t recall the ‘liberals’ and ‘humanitarians’ in the West expressing indignation over such terrorism, helping alleviate the Crimean humanitarian catastrophe, or protesting the actions of their puppet Kiev regime.
Russia quickly built the underwater ‘power bridge’ to Crimea, consisting of four bundles of power lines and telephone cables. Russia quickly delivered additional power generators (incidentally, with Chinese help). Also, Crimean old power stations have been revamped and expanded. As a consequence, power shortages are completely gone.
However, there is a truth to this: more power is needed and the new local power stations must be built… in order to grow and expand tourism to Crimea. This is the main developmental goal for the peninsula. Crimea has the capacity to receive over 10 million tourists per year, but under Kiev it only was able to receive a fraction of this number. During Soviet times the annual inflow was 10 million and above. During the 25 years of Ukraine ‘independence’ under Kiev regime Crimea turned into a pale, fledgling copy of its former flourishing self. When the neglected Soviet infrastructure has been refurbished, currently constructed new infrastructure is fully up and running, and additional power plants are built, Crimea will get back to the Soviet tourism numbers. Most likely, those numbers will be exceeded within several years.
The new power plants are a strategic investment in Crimea’s future economy.
Sure, it’s hard to disagree with this statement: the West will do absolutely everything to sabotage Russia and Crimea. That said, the Crimea power plant ‘turbine situation’ is a storm in a teacup. It’ll be resolved easily and soon. Won’t say how, so some potentially unfriendly forces who may read this don’t have time to sabotage it.
Let’s never forget that fake news is the new chosen weapon in the global info war against Russia
I basically predicted, or perhaps rather preempted, this would happen when I wrote the following pieces in 2014, 2015 and 2016. There was no term fake news yet – I called this phenomenon ‘hoaxes’ and ‘targeted info dumps.’
If you haven’t yet, do read these three pieces! If you have read them, it’s useful to refresh your memory!
Weapons of info war
There is an all out info war against Russia. Ukraine and other E. European ‘countries,’ such as the Baltics and Poland, are at the forefront of this info war. Ukraine and others’ ministries of propaganda spread fake news about ‘protests’ in Russia, ‘hunger and shortages’ in Donbass and Crimea. Western publications happily parrot all this. Western sources are routinely caught quoting obscure Ukrainian publications, known for spreading hoaxes, fake news and targeted info dumps. No facts are checked.
Please be careful what you read and whom you trust. Many so-called ‘alternative’ publications are as, or even more, guilty of spreading fake news and lies! I warned my readers about this growing problem as early as in EARTH SHIFT REPORT 1, as well as in other above-referenced articles. Now, in 2017, I see that many people finally began talking about the fake news problem. I recommend my above-linked articles as eye-opening reads to avoid falling for it in the future.
The truth about Crimean Bridge
The above-referenced article was a very clear example of the fake news at work. Another such example is fake news about The Crimean Bridge. I’ve heard lots of fake news originating from Ukraine and supposedly Russian ‘opposition’ sources, such as Navalny, who in fact are on the payroll of Washington. These fake news contended that Russia is lying and that no Crimean Bridge is being constructed as it’s an impossible engineering feat; that all the money has been stolen; that Crimea will always remain a hostage of Ukraine… This usually goes accompanied with fake pics and videos. It appears that even the Western fake news propaganda didn’t so much fall for it. The reason is simple: any satellite footage will prove these fake news wrong. Therefore, the Crimean Bridge in the West is met with a stony silence, accompanied with futile attempts at anti-Russian sanctions.
The truth is, The Crimean Bridge is being built well ahead of schedule and it will soon alleviate the transportation pressure on the peninsula. Another investment in the bright future of Crimea it has been dubbed ‘The Construction Project of the Century.’ It is a rare engineering feat indeed.
There were many famous attempts to build a bridge from mainland to Crimea in different eras: by Russian Tsars, Stalin and even Hitler during WWII. All had failed. The stories are fascinating and I’ll tell them to you in a future book. This is the first time such bridge will become a reality – and what a reality it will be soon!
The Crimean Bridge (The Kerch Bridge – RUS: Kerchenskiy Most) is coming up at a lightning speed – drone footage:
Crimean bridge will look like this when completed – RT projection:
Crimean Kerch Bridge is a bridge between Mainland Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, built between the Azov and Black Seas – panoramic view.
Recall that we discussed how a country’s expanding Life Force is measured by how many strategic mega-infrastructure projects a country can pull off at the same time. Recommended read: Mass Migration: What Happens if a Country Gains or Loses its Life Force? (US, EU, Russia, China, Ukraine, Syria)
Lots of exciting and fascinating stuff is happening in and around Crimea. I’m sure in the future we’ll talk more about the Crimean Bridge and all things Crimea!
Ukraine starts energy blockade of Donbass, but Crimea volunteers to help
On another note, two days ago Ukraine has disconnected electric power supply to Lugansk Republic (LPR). Lugansk is now experiencing power shortages, much like Crimea did in 2015. Donetsk (DPR) power lines from Ukraine are still working, however, it is expected that Kiev will turn off the electric power to Donetsk as well.
In this situation, Crimea has volunteered to share its know-how in dealing with energy blockade by Kiev. It is expected to dispatch to Lugansk and Donetsk those surplus portable emergency generators Russia had purchased to save the people of Crimea in 2015.
Why did Kiev disconnect power to LPR? After recent blockade by ukro-nazis of Donetsk and Lugansk coal, Kiev ‘discontinued’ purchases of the Donbass coal. As a result of this new stupidity by Kiev junta, Ukraine’s own power stations and industrial giants are going cold one after another. Kiev is quickly losing what little industrial base it had left after 2014 coup. Let’s recall what I discussed in other Ukraine articles: the energy grid and industrial production of Ukraine was built by the USSR as one integral system, and Donbass was part of this big system. The power plant located on Ukrainian side that used to send energy to Lugansk in exchange for coal and a hefty payment is down to 1 month or so in coal supplies, and prospects for more coal are very dim. By not delivering energy to LPR, the power plant may survive a month or two longer. But that’s all the time it has: after that it will go cold, with workers losing their jobs.
What will Kiev’s energy blockade of Lugansk and Donetsk achieve? Nothing, except irrevocably distancing DPR and LPR from Ukraine and expediting the republics’ integration into Russia. Crimea has already announced that it’ll help the break-away republics achieve this goal.
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Odessa, monument to city founder, Russian empress Katherine the Great. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more in BLACK SEA GAMBIT
April 10th is widely celebrated in Odessa as “Den’ Osvobozhdenia” – “the Day of Liberation.” In reality May 9 (Victory Day) is more widely celebrated. But at one point, after Ukraine separated from Russia and began its slide towards rabid Russophobia and fascism, holidays such as February 23 (Soviet Army Day) and April 10 became the defiance outlets of sorts, gathering huge crowds in the absence of any other legal means of protest.
On April 10, 1944, Soviet Army liberated Odessa from the Romanian-German Nazi occupation lasting 30 months. Before that, the city endured an excruciating battle and long blockade perpetrated by 11 joint Romanian and German divisions. Only 4 Soviet divisions, consisting mainly of marines, sailors and volunteers, many of them poorly trained and hardly armed, managed to withstand the aggressors’ attacks for months. After the city surrendered and the Romanian occupation began, thousands of guerrillas continued resistance, using the catacombs labyrinth as their shelter.
The famous Odessa catacombs run under the entire city. The reason Romanian army was so active in Odessa was simple – greed. Hitler promised Odessa together with entire Odessa Oblast, as well as other Black Sea territories, as the grand prize to Romania, in exchange for participating in the attack on the USSR.
Today Romania still licks its lips at Odessa, Pridnestrovie and Moldova. I actually can’t stop being amazed at the ungratefulness of Romanians. If not for Russia, Romania, formed only in 19th century, would not exist. Read the whole story in ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.
Odessans are blessed with very good memory. As they say in Russia (I mean Russia in a broad sense, including Odessa, of course): ‘No one’s forgotten and nothing is forgotten.’
FLASHBACK: THIS WAS ODESSA ONLY 3 SHORT YEARS AGO!
The video below is from April 10, 2014, 70th Anniversary of Liberation. Let’s recall that the Kiev coup already took place (February 2014) and Kiev junta, supported and enabled by the West, was already established in Ukraine. On March 16, 2014 the Crimean referendum took place where people voted to become a part of Russia. Donbass was preparing for its own referendum. Odessa itself had a permanent peaceful protest tent city on Kulikovo Polie, with vast majority of Odessans supporting federalization or secession. The May 2 Kulikovo Polie Massacre didn’t happen yet – it would scar Odessa forever.
Note the enormous sea of people of all ages at the April 10, 2014 march. This was already during Kiev junta, but at the time the REAL Odesssans still felt at home in their beloved city. Ukro-nazis would swarm in later, making Odessans prisoners in their own backyard.
Also notice the kinds of flags carried by the marchers: Soviet flags, WWII Red Victory Banners, three types of Russian flags (incl. Official Russian Tricolor, Georgievsky Flags, and old-style black-gold-white flags), Russian and Soviet Navy flags, and Odessa flags with crest (red-white-yellow with anchor). Not a single blue and yellow Ukrainian flag! People chant: ‘Fascism won’t pass’ “Odessa Hero City’ ‘Out of Odessa, Bandera devils’ and Donbass, we are with you.’ And note the giant Russian flag at 4:50.
Video Odessa, sea of people on February 23, 2014: chanting ‘Fascism won’t pass,’ ‘Rossia.’
This video, which is very hard to ignore, tells us a very eloquent truth of how the people of Odessa really feel about Russia, Ukraine and their place in this world.
At the time, Odessans and many others all over Ukraine still hoped that peaceful protests could lead to change, and that ukro-nazi junta supported from abroad could be reasoned with. Only 20 odd days later the unarmed peaceful protesters at the Kulikovo Polie tent city would be ambushed by hordes of ukro-nazi militants. Thousands of well-trained and armed with bats and molotov cocktails militants would arrive from central and western Ukraine. The attackers would burn dozens of people alive inside the historic House of the Unions on Kulikovo Polie. Those who tried to escape would be killed on the spot. Many innocent bystanders would be burned and killed together with protesters.
The supposed investigation into the crimes committed on May 2, 2014 never revealed any true facts, nor anyone was placed under arrest, despite many witness testimonies, videos and photos of perpetrators. Independent investigations have established that the commander of the ukro-nazi attackers was Andriy Parubiy, current Speaker of the Ukraine Rada (parliament). And the West, as always, looks the other way.
For full details of the May 2 tragedy and more, see my May 2, 2016 Odessa Report: Under Foreign and Nazi Occupation.
Also, for telling contemporary realities, intel, analysis and predictions for Odessa, Moldova, Pridnestrovie and northern Black Sea, read EARTH SHIFT REPORT 8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.
Also see my 2013 articles with lots of Odessa pics (these are pre-Kiev junta, it’s all positive and nice, but you’ll see that I’ve already had a premonition of things to come):
After May 2 massacre Odessa was in shock, but this city is nothing if not resilient. Despite terror, Odessans continued coming out to have their voices heard.
This is Odessa on April 10, 2017. Many people are scared, but some still come to the sacred spot, the Eternal Flame at the Alley of Slava (translated more or less as Glory). On the video below, I’d like you to notice a few things:
1. How nice the Alley is. I remember it as a beautiful spot, with a wonderful panoramic view of the Black Sea and surrounded by an old, peaceful park.
2. Most people are older because it’s very dangerous for those who are young and working to show their faces at such event.
3. People sing Russian songs, such as Katyusha and Sacred War. They chant: ‘Out of Odessa, Bandera devils,’ ‘Odessa – the Hero City,’ “Donbass we are with you,’ ‘Fascism won’t pass.’ But they are forbidden from carrying any symbols, such as Victory Banner or Georgievskaya Lenta.
4. There are paid ukro-nazi militants acting as provocateurs all over the place. Their goal is to start fights, to provoke people and police. Police, thankfully, has been acting professionally and several ukro-nazis were detained.
5. At one point an ukro-nazi provocateur who’s sticking his camera into people’s faces asks repeatedly, ‘Who does Crimea belong to?’ People try to ignore him, but he won’t leave. Finally one brave woman says, ‘To Russia, of course.’
At one point during the event (not on this video) ukro-nazis were chanting, “Bandera will come and restore order,” and “Kill the Russians.” (Stepan Bandera: Hitler collaborator, ukro-nazi ideologist, who’s dead since 1940s.) In other words, these are just your regular fascist terrorists supported, as usual, by Western governments.
6. Tensions are at all time highs. The explosion is coming. If anyone for a moment thought that Ukraine could survive indefinitely as one state ruled by oligarch, ukro-nazi and foreign interests, think again. It won’t happen – it’s only a matter of time.
7. Also notice the marked difference: Odessans are dressed colorfully, while ukro-nazis are all dressed in black (sometimes, black and red).
Video: Odessa, April 10, 2017
8. Last but not least, notice that ukro-nazis are EXCLUSIVELY very young people. Remember this detail, it is very important and symptomatic of what is happening around the world! I’ll explain what this means in one of the future webinars!
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Grace and Humanity under fire
The terrorist act in St. Petersburg Metro reportedly took 14 lives and injured a large number of people.
The bombed train Driver 1st Class Alexandr Kaverin (Машинист петербургского метро Александр Каверин) received much praise and became an instant celebrity after he reacted correctly and quickly in the face of danger. He managed to take the train out of the tunnel filled with smoke and drive it to the next station. Per reports, his actions saved many lives.
Also received commendations and state awards: Metro inspector who discovered the second bomb at another station Ploszhad Vostania «Площадь Восстания». The second bomb was found in the fire extinguisher at that station. Due to the inspector’s quick actions it never went off. Another award was given to the station manager on duty, who prevented panic and organized the orderly evacuation of passengers.
Account of the event by salt-of-the-earth hero, Metro Train Driver Alexandr Kaverin:
“I heard a loud pop and train stopped in the tunnel. Smoke was filling the tunnel. There was no panic, but passengers initially gave conflicting accounts of what happened.
However, we managed to determine the real cause of emergency within one minute. We lucked out: the train stopped near tunnel exchange. After my emergency signal 3 other Metro employees quickly arrived at the scene and we were able to determine what happened.
After that, I tested the train and determined that movement was not impeded. Made decision to drive to the station. I’m not a hero, just acted according to instructions. We had terror acts before this. Some very smart people wrote our emergency instructions.
When we arrived at the station all doors opened right away, except the doors in the bombed car, which were jammed. I want to thank my train passengers: those who got out didn’t leave but began helping to pry the doors open, they basically had to tear and break these doors to help the victims inside.”
Video with awards and hero train driver interview (Rus):
After the explosion the emergency protocol was triggered and all Metro stations were shut down as the search for any potential explosives was underway. Metro closure was tough for the city of 5 million.
After the word of the bombing got out, private drivers and cabbies from all over the city flocked to the site. Not to make money of the tragedy, no. They offered free rides to those in need. City gas stations chipped in by offering free gas to drivers who took stranded passengers home for free.
Today near Red Square: huge crowd of Muscovites gathers to pay tribute to St. Petersburg bombing victims:
ADDED: ‘Petersburg, we are with you!’: Memorial event to honor victims of metro bombing (360 video)
The world pays tribute to the victims of St. Petersburg bombing
Russian Embassy Kiev, Ukraine (there are normal Ukrainians)
Colors of the Russian flag on Tel Aviv Mayor’s Office, Israel:
And in the midst of all this, GERMANY, AND SPECIFICALLY BERLIN, SHOWED ITS TRUE COLORS! I should qualify that it is the government of Germany and of Berlin, and Merkel personally who showed their true colors.
If you recall since day one I said Merkel was damaged goods and predicted sh was not to be trusted. Back in 2014 I received got backlash for it, with Europeans arguing with me. I’ll tell you more about Merkel’s future soon – stay tuned!
Hypocrisy: traditionally, in solidarity with terror attacks victims, the Brandenburg Gate would be lighted with colors of a country where a terrorist act had occurred. It had been previously lighted with the French flag after Paris attacks, Belgian, Israeli, Turkish, American flag (Orlando attack), etc.
When St. Petersburg attack took place – no reaction, NOTHING, Zero! Despite citizens’ demands, Berlin mayor refused to light the gate with the Russian flag colors, thus showing German govt’s and Merkel’s true colors (as if it was a secret before).
To the credit of Berliners, they’ve displayed a small replica of the Brandenburg Gate and painted it the colors of the Russian flag.
This video is a translation of the German alternative journalist’s rant about this shameful behavior, called, ‘Brandenburg Gate, show the colors of humanity.’ Note, on thumbnail you see Brandenburg Gate painted the colors of the Russian flag – this is a fotoshop done in protest by German activists. In reality, the Brandenburg Gate remains IN THE DARK.
I calibrated St. Petersburg as one of the cities I selected for my Earth Shift Report 17 Quality of Life Geo Calibrations study, and it turned out to be one of the highest calibrated and desirable major cities on the planet! This is despite harsh winters.
Much of the high calibration of St. Pete undoubtedly comes from its amazing culture and unparalleled beauty. But as we have seen, it also comes from the high quality of its citizens and their grace in the worst circumstances imaginable.
St. Pete is still a Hero City, even if it’s not called Leningrad any more.
During WWII, the Hero City Leningrad experienced the most brutal in human history siege, perpetrated against it by German Nazis, resulting in mass starvation and genocide, and costing 650,000 civilian lives. But it never surrendered and it was never taken by the enemy.
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READ RELATED: St. Petersburg Metro Bombing Was a Message for Putin
This is a follow-up to Lada Ray’s latest article Why St. Petersburg Metro Bombing Coincided with Putin – Lukashenko St. Pete Talks.
In it we discussed the St. Petersburg bombing, how it’s linked to the preceding ‘anti-corruption’ protests in Russia and Belarus, Dmitry Medvedev, Lukashenko’s blunders, and Putin-Lukashenko meeting in St. Pete.
Today, FT contributor Nemo (Stanislav Sokolov) is offering us a very telling glimpse into what was happening in Russia during the ’90s, before Putin came to power. This is a must know in order to put contemporary events into proper perspective.
Tomorrow’ I’ll offer you a third article of this cycle, in which I’ll tell you more about Russian anti-corruption protests and the truth behind them!
After the events in Moscow, when kids were abused by the “opposition” and the overall anti-Russian/anti-Putin rhetoric, I got angry – it hit too close to home. I published now a new article: The ”Wild 90s” in Russia, as reflected in people’s memory. Part 2.
Which is part my take on the events, part my own recollection from the 90s, and part translations of people’s testimonials. You are welcome to use the materials in it if you are going to write an article about the recent unrest in Belorussia and Russia.
All the best,
With his kind permission, I am offering you Stanislav Sokolov’s article about Russia’s Wild ’90s, and how Vladimir Putin changed that!
Two years ago I published an article The ”Wild 90s” in Russia, as reflected in people’s memory, where I translated one testimonial of a survivor of the Yeltsin’s Wild 90’s in Russia. Such survivors are many, yet many more perished – in Russia more people died during Yeltsin than during WWII. In that article I also detailed Yeltsin’s coup d’etat of November 1993.
Now, a few days ago, the ignominious Navalny organised an “anti-corruption” rally in Moscow and several of Russia’s cities. I am not going to go into the details of how only 8000 people out of the 12 million population of Moscow was seen at this colour revolution attempt. I will not go into details of how Navalny turned to the political paedophilia, luring school-aged kids onto the streets with the promise of paying them €10000 if they manage to get arrested, and how the “political speeches” of said kids said that they want to buy sneakers. The use of kids seems to be in the instruction book of any colour revolt worth its name (see “protests” against Charles de Gaulle). I will not go into the details of how Navalny – a jobless man – manages to own expensive car, finance organisation of revolts and produce Hollywood-class films, and why this corruption fighter has several criminal corruption cases over him regarding illegal forest deals.
What I want to go into detail about, is the main chant of Navalny and co., of all the anti-Russian, Russophobic traitors organising such revolts: “Putin must go”. That’s all of their agenda. They say absolutely nothing about how Russia should be governed or about the future. At best they position themselves as the next presidents and say a few abstract words about how there’ll be no corruption and everyone will be equal. Aha! The same manifestos were proclaimed in 1917. And in 1991.
And this is what I am coming towards. All the Navalny-class “liberals” are aiming to bring Russia to the condition of the Yeltsin’s 1993-1999 era. The Desolation of Yeltsin as I like to call it, referring to the Desolation of Smaug.
By 1999 the “progress and democracy” in Russia reached such levels that the population was dying out from hunger, military and statehood all but destroyed. Foreign NATO-sponsored Islamic insurgency in Chechenia was at its peak. Here is a link to an article from Lenta.ru from 29.09.1999 with the telling title “Russia begs USA for a little more food”. Sad and detrimental, yet it fully reflects the reality of those days.
My family and I were touched by those events before we emigrated in 1993. I remember well how I had to stand at the entrance to a market, selling toys, books, plastic bags (yes, the Western plastic bags, if you could get your hands on them, were worth a few kopeks), various small items from home – anything, just to get some money so as to buy food and set something aside for the vague plans for the future. We were a middle-class family, my grandfather forked in the 50s at the Far East, where the Soviet government paid the so-called “Northern money”, so were well-off, until 1992, when the whole country and its population got robbed over night. By the likes of Berezovskij, Yeltsin, Kuchma, Nemtsov, Khodorkovskij, Navalny, Kudrin, Yavlinskij and other “communists” cum “oligarchs” and “democrats”.
The upper right corner in the image below illustrates what it was like from my point of view, selling your last things.
Do you remember the 90s? All of the “civilised West” are our friends, while USA is the best pal.
Below I want to translate testimonials from several people of that time, as they recall it now, warning the youth of today not to repeat the same naïve mistake as the one that brought chaos on their own heads.
The first collection of testimonials starts as an open, public domain letter, titled “Anyone, who remembers well what happened in the 90s, should be grateful to this man…”, and it originally appeared at LiveJournal here.
I turned 17 in 1991.
All the trash that is now criticizing Putin was in power back then.
I don’t remember anything good of what they did. I remember how they destroyed my country, I remember how people were not paid wages for years, how a professor of nuclear physics worked with me and cleaned animal skins with a scythe, how my mother, having worked for 23 years as a head nurse of the paediatric intensive care unit and revived many a dozen children, became a “shuttle trader”. (Translator note for the Westerners: people went to China or West and bought some cheap goods, smuggled them and tried to make a living reselling)
I remember the gangs of bastards, collecting tributes, even from old ladies selling sunflower seeds. (Translator note: market gangs, the utmost dregs of society. Berezovskij came from that “environments”.) I remember how kidnapping for ransom in my city of Nalchik was turned into an industry, and how the filth that did that was considered respectable people.
I remember how happily Americans were let into the most secret military facilities, how for their sake aircraft, missiles, submarines and other achievements of my homeland were cut to pieces.
I remember the poor old people begging. I remember the downtrodden Afghan war veterans, who were mutilated in battles, served the orders of their Motherland, are now spat upon by today’s “liberasts” (Translator note: common in today’s Russia folk by-name, combining the words for “liberal” and “homosexual”).
Shall I continue???
I also remember how, two weeks after Putin came to power, the kidnappings stopped. I remember how the Chechens, whom I personally always respected, from the enemies of Russia were reborn into her faithful warriors.
I see how my country began again to build gas pipelines, aircraft, ships and so on. I see how my sons, like I in my childhood, become proud of their country. Everything is relative.
Hence is the question: How can “liberasts”, who sold their Homeland, have the audaciousness to blather all sorts of nonsense about Putin? What have they left after themselves to him, to bark that “Putin ruined” something?
It is, first and foremost, their fault in what is going on in Ukraine today, it is they, who have created this situation in 1991. Nemtsov and his ilk… there must be no monuments to them, least of all in the centre of Moscow. (Translator note: “Liberals” push for that after the Western sacrificial murder of Nemtsov in Moscow). They need to be burned and the ashes scattered to the wind.
Appeal to the young people: do NOT believe the “liberatst”, don’t look up at the “stars” (what a retarded term), like Ksenia Sobchak, do not take the example from prostitutes and bastards. They are all lying.
We are the greatest country in the world. Ask how many achievements ranging from military exploits and to science, sports, and everything else, belongs to our compatriots.
Do not let those, whom we taught to wash, teach us culture. (Translator note to the Westerners: Russian Anna Yaroslavna (born in 1024), when she became the Queen of France, brought with her the tradition of frequent washing – banja, which is common in Russia, yet was viewed as strange in the then W.Europe., as well as introducing at the French Court the custom of eating with silverware, of reading, and many other civilisational traits.)
Don’t let those who begot fascism, the Inquisition, and other atrocities, teach us the love of mankind. Those who marry perverts in the Churches, teach us human values.
We are Russia, and our path is different from theirs.”
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Comments from the post with additional testimonials:
Tatiana Potapova: “I, too, remember the gangs of bastards who held the markets in fear. Snickering masters of life. And I also remember homeless children, lousy, dirty, hungry, who raided the trading rows of the markets and would grab from the shelves anything edible. I pushed food into their hands. There were so many of them! The officials were not interested in their fate. Where they lived? If they had parents? Nobody picked them off the streets and into boarding schools for approximately ten years. Since Putin came to power, children were rounded up and sent to the boarding schools. Now, those officials who ruthlessly robbed the people and as a result small children ended up on the street, hungry, unwashed, not having seen any kindergartens or schools… now these officials hate Putin and call him a thief… They project their sin onto Putin. Probably because they can get neither sleep nor rest.”
Olga Malinova: “I remember the 90s. My brother and I wanted to eat one day, went to the kitchen, found only the millet and vegetable oil. We pulled our last few rubles, and spent them on a loaf of bread.”
Valery Vishnyakov: “We borrowed money from the neighbours for a half of a black bread. And our father was an oil industry worker. He was just not paid the money. I used to give my food to the younger brother. Parents still do not know about that… Give us back Stalin. The iron curtain. The Soviet Union…”
Liliya Karimova: “I Remember how bad it was. I went to the post office for aid money, but the money were not transferred for more than six months. Used to come home crying not knowing what to cook, it was good that the collective farm gave grain that we would bring to the mill – at least we got bread, and had our own cow, otherwise I would have died of hunger. Writing this now and crying.”
Maria Glova: “I was unable to go after the school to Institute, as parents – doctors – had their wages delayed and they were afraid that I would not be able to find food in another city. In those days we lived off the garden, planted potatoes, ploughed field 5 days in a week and spent 2 days in the garden.”
Eketerina Yasakova: “And I remember only too well the 90s. Terrible years. My children then were just toddlers”
The second testimonial article is titled “The answer to those, who say they live badly in Putin’s Russia”. This material is much more down to earth, gritty and grim, like the years it describes.
Subtext: “How I was surviving in the ’90s, in Russia without Putin”
A young man in his 20s wrote to me from his iPhone from Russia about how his life sucks “under Putin”. I briefly described to him how I lived without Putin in the late 90s.
I will write this again, maybe it will come in handy to someone from Ukraine.
Woke up, thank God that I’m alive. Had breakfast, tea with jam from my grandmother. That’s all the food. There is nothing more to eat.
Later in the morning.
There is no work, the factory was bankrupted by Nemtsovs-Kasyanov and other f*ing privatizers, nothing to do… But the tea, even with jam is not food. It is necessary to find food. Mobiles did not yet exist, so I go to a friend who is in the same position, but worse, because he has a wife and a son. What are we going to do, where to look for food? Decided to go fishing.
Morning, closer to dinner.
Threw in the net from a boat probably constructed during Lenin’s time. Waited. While waiting, caught some frogs, made a campfire, roasted frog legs, ate them. Wanted to smoke, but have no money… walked down the street, collecting the “butts”, nearby others like us harvested, started swearing at us, saying that’s not our territory. We calm them down. Will not go into details of how… you survive however you can.
Rummaged through all of the waste dumps already, not a single thread of metal left. (Translator’s note: People scavenged any metal and sold it to collectors. Pipes, machinery, anything got melted. The same process is going in Ukraine now. If anyone wants a glorified fictitious parallel, think Rey from Star Wars, The Force Awakens.) Telling my friend – let’s go to the village nearby. We went. Knocked at the first house. Explained why we came to a grandmother, age 80. We collect metal, if you have any, we can help to dig up the garden lot as the payment of it… Grandmother asked to plough up 3 acres, flooded in the spring. We did that. Plus I, as a radio hobbyist, repaired antenna on her TV. She gave us 8 kilogrammes of aluminium pans, and even money!!!
For the money we immediately bought a pack of cigarettes and 2 Snickers. We ate the Snickers right away, to at least have some strength, had a smoke and went to deliver metal to the collectors. Delivered, got a few kopecks… But at least that’s something. Went to the nets.
Afternoon snack time.
Came to nets, and there see some blokes pulling them out and taking our fish. Without hesitation, we beat them up very very seriously, although we knew that they are in the same situation as us. But to steal at the time of hunger from your own people is worse than being a liberal! Took out fish and went home.
Gave part of the fish to the wives, carried the other part to the market. Sold for a penny, but at least that’s something. Bought pasta and sugar. Brought that home. Bought for the remaining money 0.5l of homebrew from a local hag.
Late in the evening.
Sitting at the porch, drinking, smoking and looking to a brighter future. A radio of Chinese make says: An unknown to anyone Vladimir Putin may possibly become a temporary figure after the ailing Boris Yeltsin…
So, young people of 20-30 years. If your life is shitty in Russia, under Putin, look at Ukraine now, or at my personal experience of survival in the ’90s. Although, all the same, you’ll learn nothing.
Sincerely, Pavel Smirnov.
Putin’s promise in 2000: “I shall be with the Army, I shall be with the Fleet, I shall be with the people. And together we shall rebuild the Army, the Fleet and the Country.” And he didn’t lie. Thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich.
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My today’s update to that response:
There are reports of a significant spike in radiation levels in Balakleya. Ukraine actually does not have nuclear weapons, per my earlier reply. However, per newly surfacing reports, many of the conventional weapons contained in that depot included depleted uranium! And the weapons in the depot were used to bomb the people of Donbass.
The fire and explosions are still continuing in the largest in Ukraine Balakleya arms depot, Kharkov Oblast. Before the catastrophe it contained over 134,000 weapons.
Source for this new intel is Ukrainian Antifascist Channel: В Киеве топчут флаги ЕС. В Балаклее значительно повысился радиационный фон. The people behind this channel include ex-Rada deputy Oleynik and ex-Ukraine PM Azarov.
Read full articles:
- Horrific catastrophe unfolding at Ukraine’s largest Balakleya arms depot!
- Lada Ray on ex-Russian Duma Deputy Voronenkov Murder in Kiev & Ukraine Eurovision Scandal
- Lada Ray’s Ukraine Update: Russian Duma Bans Money Transfers to Ukraine
I also received this question:
Nemo1024 Dear Lada, what’s your thoughts on today’s events in Russia? I read some worrying reports, especially from Urals, Ekateringurg (the place of the special NGO activity) of a large number of the young dupes who went out on the streets. Some think this was a test run before the 2018 election to gauge the official reaction and to see how many youths can be amassed through the social media networks, and fronted by Navaly…
The short answer: it’s part of it, but the whole thing is a lot deeper than that. Ukraine, US and EU events are directly connected to what has happened in Russia and Belarus this past weekend.
Long answer when I get the chance. I may do another Earth Shift Report because it is all very important.
However, today we are talking
Earth Shift Report 17
Finishing touches are being applied as we speak and the report
should be up on LadaRay.com by tomorrow, 3/28/17!
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.
- Blockade of Donbass, which has resulted in dozens of factory shut-downs, power shortages, unemployment and risk of nuclear power plant implosions.
- Attacks and Kiev sanctions against Russian banks.
- Return Russian ban on money transfers to Ukraine. Read my article: Lada Ray’s Ukraine Update: Russian Duma Bans Money Transfers to Ukraine.
- 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
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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Lada Ray’s February 2014 PREDICTION:
‘Russia will never allow Crimea to be occupied by ukro-nazis, US or NATO. Russia will do whatever is necessary to prevent the crucial geopolitical asset such as Crimea from falling into the wrong hands.’
March 18, 2017: In Sevastopol three thousand people formed a live giant Russian flag to commemorate 3rd anniversary of reunification:
Third anniversary of reunification with Crimea – Moscow fireworks:
If you like contemporary and traditional Russian music check out March 18, 2017 Moscow festival “Spring” dedicated to the 3rd anniversary of the Crimean Referendum and reunification. MGU University Square (MGU is Moscow University). Includes the views of Moscow. I especially recommend at 30:00 a song by Fabrika women’s band and at 35:00 2 songs by Lube. Watch to the end.
Праздничный концерт фестиваля “Весна” 18 марта 2017 г. :
Here is an eye-witness video from YT channel, ‘The Diary of a Ukrainian in Russia.’ It’s a channel by a Ukrainian who was forced to flee his native Ukraine following 2014 Maidan and his prosecution by the Kiev junta for having a different opinion. He now lives in Moscow and posts video blog about his impressions of Russia. In this video you can see him walking around the MGU parks, plus the fireworks. Around 22 min – overcrowded Moscow Metro due to 150,000 people attending the events.
Just after 22 min. into the video he also includes some footage from his trip to Crimea last year. Off-season Crimea in September: beaches, cliffs, waterfalls, nature:
March 2014 Flashbacks:
This is March 18, 2014 Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin Address declaring the results of the Crimean Referendum:
Putin, March 2014, Red Square: ‘After a long, difficult and excruciating voyage Crimea and Sevastopol are finally returning to native shores, to their permanent port of call’ :
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‘Is this a serious embassy?’ Independent British journalist Graham Phillips, who has extensively covered Kiev army atrocities in Donbass, tries to get an appointment with Ukraine ambassador and/or pass on his report on the killing in Kiev of his compatriot Barry Pring, covered up by Ukraine and UK. Watch the responses of the Kiev embassy worker! Then the police gets called and Ukraine diplomat tries to get Graham arrested… for filming in the street. “This is Great Britain, we have actual laws here” (well, compared to ukro-nazi Ukraine, lol).
I’ll also go ahead and post this for those interested – good documentary about DPR hero Givi with Eng translation:
(Thanks to Nemo for the links!)
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DPR ultimatum to oligarchs: Pay taxes or nationalization. Russia recognizes LDPR passports; to introduce visa regime for Ukraine
The events surrounding Ukraine and DLPR are continuing to heat up and accelerate. Many interesting events are also taking place in the post-Soviet space and all over Europe. I promised you all a new Earth Shift Report on Ukraine. However, I’ve decided not to publish it, after all. There are many big projects I am working on, including my book THE PUTIN ENIGMA. Completing and publishing my book is my first priority this year.
Therefore, for the lack of time, instead of an ESR I am offering you a series of free articles and videos on Ukraine and Donbass. The short list of all recent pieces is at the end of this article. For more Ukraine/DLPR related pieces, including the ones I wrote between the beginning of 2014 – end of 2016, go to CATEGORIES: Russia and Ukraine on the right navigation bar.
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I also want to draw your attention to the friend of FuturisTrendcast and our long-time contributor, Stanislav Sokolov (Nemo), and his blog Stanislavs.org. Stanislav lives in Norway. He is doing a very big and important job of translating to English many of the Russian texts, interviews, geopolitical and history articles and videos in order to provide an opportunity for the English-speakers to understand the Russian culture, history and reality. In the past, FuturisTrendcast featured Stanislav’s articles and translations. I encourage you all to visit his blog and discover his contribution for yourselves. Especially, please make it a point to visit his latest piece: The Magic of the Children’s Films from the Soviet Union. I trust Stanislav’s judgement; you can confidently believe you are getting truthful and high quality information from him. Please support Stanislav’s valuable and important work by visiting his blog and spreading the word!
If you want to learn more about the Russian culture, visit our RUSSIA page where you’ll find tons of links to my prior articles, pics, videos, film and music recommendations and resources. I also posted some of the Russian films with Eng subs in my New Year 2017 article.
On pic: Russian Bear, coping with Ukraine’s madness, writes: “Patience is the only way to survive in the world of idiots.”
Donetsk Ultimatum to Ukraine Oligarchs: Pay Taxes or Face Nationalization.
Will Russia introduce visa regime for Ukraine?
Yesterday, the Head of DPR Zakharchenko announced that on March 1 those Ukraine oligarchs whose properties and factories in Donetsk Republic are still registered in Kiev must re-register in Donetsk, or face nationalization. Till now, most factories and mines in DLPR have been producing coal, metals, chemicals and energy, while profits were enjoyed by the junta-friendly Kiev oligarchs and while taxes were paid by said oligarchs to the Kiev regime. In turn, Kiev used this money, as well as the energy and products manufactured in Donbass, to bomb the people of DLPR.
As of now, DLPR are losing billions of rubles on this scheme, not to mention the risk to the peaceful population. The public pressure on authorities has been tremendous. A warning was sent to oligarchs some time ago that they must re-register their ownership with Donetsk and Lugansk in order to pay taxes locally, instead of Kiev. The pre-announced end date for re-registration of factories in DPR was to be March 31; however, the timeline has accelerated.
The brutal bombings by Ukraine army, continued lies by the West and Kiev, cover-up of the true state of events by the supposedly ‘neutral’ OSCE observers, and the latest coal blockade of Donbass by ukro-nazi battalions – all this has expedited the shift.
No question, the nationalization of the Ukraine oligarch properties in Donbass will go ahead and very soon. Also no question, this bold move was agreed upon with Moscow. The move essentially means that Donbass plans to re-orient its economy and its trade to Russia. I can tell you more: knowing how Putin operates, the groundwork for the re-orientation of the Donbass economy have already been quietly prepared.
In turn, this means that DLPR are about to expedite the process of distancing themselves from the ukro-nazi Ukraine. Coupled with Russian recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk passports by Russia (read below on that), this is a very serious shift.
Incidentally, the West, entirely preoccupied elsewhere, completely missed these moves. This is in line with how Putin operates.
Ukraine oligarchs and the Kiev junta, most notably Renat Akhmetov (ethnic Azerbaijani) who still owns half of Donbass, have been enjoying a free ride. While DPR and LPR are de-facto independent politically, the taxes from profits earned by the factories, power stations and mines in the break-away republics are still paid to Kiev.
The reason I pointed out that Akhmetov, once the richest man of Ukraine according to Forbes and now a nearly bankrupt oligarch, is Azerbaijani is not because I have anything against Azerbaijan or any other nationality. I believe we all should equally respect each other.
However, the ordinary citizens of what is today still called Ukraine (but won’t in several years) can’t help but notice that for some ‘strange’ reason the majority of the Ukraine oligarchs and much of the top politicians aren’t either truly Ukrainian or Russian. There are Jews, Poles, Georgians, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Americans, Canadians, western Ukraine Bandera followers. This fact creates an additional friction and blame game. By all definitions Ukraine today is under foreign management and foreign occupation. Under the circumstances, the infamous anti-Russian ‘Euro-Maidan’ slogan ‘remember foreigner, Ukrainian is the master here’ sounds like a bad joke.
It doesn’t help that the ukro-nazi junta killed off, jailed, scared to death or expelled out of the country anyone who loved Ukraine and who could make a real difference. Today the reality is such that the majority prefer to leave rather than stay and fix things. It’s especially telling how far gone the country is when the majority of the population can’t wait to leave it.
This is a small consolation for the people of Donbass, who are being bombed by vicious ukro-nazis. There has been a lot of protests against the Kiev oligarchs still owning half of Donbass. For a while both DLPR and Moscow have been reluctant to rock the boat, giving the chance to the Minsk peace process and possibility of reconciliation.
The problem, as we discussed in previous articles and video (see links below this post), is that the economy of Ukraine was built in the USSR and the Russian Empire in such a way as to logistically be closely and efficiently entwined. Energy and raw material sources were located in logistical closeness to production facilities. The high tech companies were placed where there was an abundance of educated work force, and all that was connected via rail to the Black Sea ports and transportation hubs for fast distribution. This well-oiled infrastructure built by generations of ancestors is very hard to change. It costs money, time and resources to re-structure and redirect the flow of goods to other markets.
For some time there had been a certain sliver of hope that a drastic scenario could be avoided. However, an urge to disengage the DLPR economy from Kiev influence has been strong. The authorities are now using a pretext of the ukro-nazi coal blockade of Donbass to push through the nationalization, which has been on the menu since 2014.
Simultaneously, the still remaining few ties with Ukraine are being severed, as Donbass continues distancing from Ukraine and aligning with Russia.
I again want to stress for those in the EU and US who have to do with decision-making and who may be reading this. Russia and DLPR proposed a compromise solution: the Minsk agreements. They hung on to these agreements, attempting to fulfil them despite Kiev bombings, only to be met with lies, anti-Russian propaganda and sanctions by the West. As always, trying to reason and make deals with the West proved pointless. Now the ship has sailed and the clock cannot be turned back.
Let’s recall that a similar situation occurred in Crimea. The decisive actions by Russia to sever all ties between Crimea and Ukraine took place after the Crimean Tartar terrorist battalion headed by Isliamov, together with ukro-nazis, blockaded food, water, and at a later date, all power to Crimea. The December 2015 power blockade nearly created a humanitarian catastrophe, leaving 2.5 million people without electricity and heat in the winter.
Up till that moment Russia supplied extra electricity to Ukraine at heavily discounted rates or free, so the needed amount of power would in turn be released by Ukraine for Crimea. During Soviet times the power lines, water and food supplies, as all infrastructure and economy of Crimea, were closely tied into Ukrainian grid for efficiency’s sake.
During power blockade, Russia acted swiftly to purchase Chinese power generators, build new power stations, as well as the underwater ‘energy bridge’ from mainland. This averted the humanitarian catastrophe. In the final analysis, it allowed Crimea to develop much faster.
The food and water blockades have also been dealt with.
The new railroad to bypass Ukraine is being built and the new Kerch Bridge to Crimea from the mainland is also being constructed. This mega- bridge, already dubbed ‘the project of the century,’ is a marvel of engineering based on its length, scope and the fact that up till now it seemed impossible to build a bridge in that area due to enormous distances, violent winds and deadly currents.
The Kerch Bridge will eliminate what’s left of deficiencies and create a tourism boom for Crimea.
For DLPR the process of distancing from Ukraine is also about to become irreversible, Minsk-2 or not. Minsk-2 peace agreement was in fact a way to slow down the war, restrain Kiev from the worst possible actions, and give more time to Russia and DLPR to regroup. Minsk was never a truly working platform and peace with the ukro-nazi version of Ukraine is not possible. Any meaningful change will only be possible after this junta is gone.
The only way to have it gone is to make the West loosen its grip on the poor Ukraine and stop supporting the destructive ukro-nazi/oligarchic regime in Kiev.
However, by the time it happens DLPR would be completely de-facto independent of Ukraine. The silly ukro-nazis through their blockade are only expediting this process.
RUSSIA RECOGNIZES DLPR PASSPORTS; VISA REGIME WITH UKRAINE NEXT!
A recent breakthrough: Russia officially recognized the DPR and LPR passports. This effectively means that people from these areas will have equal with Russians rights to apply for jobs, live and study in Russia. Up till now there was no way to tell a Russia-hating Bandera ukro-nazi sympathiser from western Ukraine, from a friendly Donbass refugee. Either could have arrived to Russia as migrant worker, carrying the same Ukrainian passport.
Recently, there was a very unpleasant episode in St. Petersburg that caused a Russia-wide outcry. In one of the city hospitals, Russian nurses on night duty noticed several migrant workers from western Ukraine, celebrating the death of the slain Donetsk commander Givi and wishing that Putin, Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky would be next. It appears these western Ukraine migrant workers were employed as low-grade nannies or care-takers. Givi, just like Motorola and others before, was killed as a result of Kiev junta’s terrorist act.
The outcry in the Russian society caused authorities to reconsider who and how they let into the country. As of now, at least 3-4 million migrant workers from Ukraine are in Russia. Many are normal and friendly to Russia people from the South and East of Ukraine. However, many of those who are Russia-friendly try to move to Russia permanently. The migrant workers, who arrive for a period of a few months on a temporary visa, then exit Russia and return again, are primarily from central and western Ukraine. Among these, there are many who make money in Russia, while hating the hand that feeds them and supporting the war against Donbass.
THE SHIFT UNDERWAY! I have to note the following important Earth Shift facts. The process of questioning who and on what premises is let into any individual country is presently being considered by many countries on the face of the earth. The old systems are not working well any more as the Great Earth Shift progresses. This is also the result of the Period 8 (we’ll talk about that in one of the future webinars). We will continue seeing the breakdown of pre-existing and gradual manifestation of the new systems, in all areas of life. The new systems will be based on different principles and they will begin materializing between now and the next few years, continuing through the following two decades.
The recent escalation of DLPR bombings and the present coal blockade of Donbass caused Russia to finally act. This is only the first step. The next step will be to limit the inflow of unfriendly to Russia work force from central and western Ukraine, while favoring the DLPR workers.
I agree with the prediction of this widely anticipated move: by recognizing the passports of DPR and LPR, Russia is preparing to install a visa regime with Ukraine. This will be a very healthy move for many reasons. Among them: it will limit the ability of various shrewd western/central Ukrainians to make 4-5 times their usual salary in Russia. Deprived of their usual incomes, said western/central Ukrainians will feel pressure to rebel and unseat Poroshenko’s regime in Kiev. In turn, the rebellion of the largely Bandera ukro-nazi regions will distract the regime and aid the people of Novorossia (presently Eastern and Southern Ukraine) to free themselves from the junta and foreign yoke. There may be a line of secessions, or similar outcomes, all over Ukraine.
An interesting bifurcation will also take place. Some people from the junta-occupied parts of Ukraine will begin acquiring DLPR passports as a desirable commodity, to have an entry point into Russia. There already have been inquiries from Odessa and other parts as to how to obtain said passports. Zakharchenko has thrown hints that it won’t be a problem. This tells me that DLPR will be used as a sorting ground, so to speak, to separate the wheat from the chaff within Ukraine.
By the time the Kiev junta is gone, the population of DLPR somehow miraculously will expand. This population will miraculously spread all over Ukraine’s territory. Before you know it, these people, for instance, will begin influencing the elections in their respective areas. The possibilities are many. The exercise of soft power may lead to a peaceful shift of the remaining territories of Ukraine towards Russia.
Another indication of the upcoming Shift in Ukraine:
In December 2016 Moscow district court recognized the February 2014 Kiev Euro-Maidan as an illegal coup d’etat. The complaint was filed by a Ukraine Rada deputy from western/central Ukraine, Vladimir Oleynik, who was never particularly pro-Russian and was at one point in favor of euro-integration. His position, if anything, was pretty wishy-washy and middle of the ground. However, even this deputy was forced to flee Ukraine by the junta and ukro-nazis, after he spoke up against the coup and the s0-called ‘euro integration’ contrary to the interests of his country.
The Moscow court decision opens a wide range of possibilities, such as announcing that the present government in Kiev is illegal, demanding international war crimes tribunal, going to the international human rights court, etc. This decision can be built on in various ways – more developments to follow in 2017-18!
PUTIN AND RUSSIA:
As you’ve noticed, Russia only reacts, never initiates. Every mistake by Kiev and their handlers is used to ever so slowly change the situation. Recall one of my many 2014 predictions on Ukraine: ‘Russia will use all quiet, peaceful and legal means to slowly rebalance the Ukraine crisis – until Ukraine shifts completely towards Russia.’ As we see, this one is also coming true, as we speak. (Recalling it, I just can’t believe how hard some people had argued with me on that! Such silly arguments are too tiring and they distract me from the important stuff.)
Putin is the grandmaster of the global 3D chess. He will act when no one expects, and his next move will be as winning as any other we’ve observed him make so far. As our Russian Bear says, ‘patience is the only way to win in the world of idiots.’
Putin has plenty of patience, but as the real grandmaster of the Eastern martial arts, he knows how to spring into action on moment’s notice. This is the way of the wise and highly developed souls: going from an absolute inner peace and immobility to a fast and effective action in a blink of an eye, when no one sees you coming. This is the winning formula.
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We are continuing the Ukraine topic.
Yes, the UN venue has been weakened. The new Russia’s UN envoy is, well… new. We’ll see how he performs – he may surprise us. For the time being Russia will have to make better use of other venues, others picking up the slack. Such as: Lavrov personally will have to engage more to navigate the global situation in manual regime. Incidentally, he has been doing it a lot lately. Just look at his appearance at the Munich Security Conference, as one example.
That said, the Ukraine Shift will be aided by the fact that the West is slowly disengaging from Ukraine, due to the US and EU domestic problems, and due to three years of hard diplomatic work by Putin, Lavrov, Churkin, and others.
Paradoxically, the worst case scenario: ukro-nazis seizing power in Kiev, would be the best and more expedient outcome. Should that occur, it would quickly demonstrate to the whole world how rotten the Kiev regime really is and what the Euro-Maidan was really about. The West would be forced to change its stance to save face and to somehow rectify the bad situation next to the EU borders. This would accelerate the awakening SHIFT timeline and free faster all those poor people still stuck under Kiev regime.
It would also likely make Ukraine citizens rise against the regime sooner.
But that’s exactly why this scenario won’t happen: the West won’t allow it because having a slowly and painfully festering thorn of anti-Russian Ukraine is a lot more valuable to both US and EU. That weakens Russia and the whole Russian World for as long as the wound cannot start healing. This also diverts much energy and resources to deal with the difficult situation next door.
No matter what Trump says, the idea of controlling Russia through Ukraine’s wound is much too attractive to just let it go. Therefore, I am rather skeptical about Trump moving much in the right direction voluntarily.
But – AND THAT’S IMPORTANT – what will ultimately force the West as a whole to loosen its grip on Ukraine are the actions of Russia, as well as people like you and me, Nemo: those who speak the truth and enlighten others as to the real state of affairs.
Another reason that Maidan 3.0 or any variation thereof, including the ousting of Poroshenko without elections, won’t happen is because the West already recognized the 2014 illegal coup, legitimizing illegal elections held by the junta, which installed Poroshenko. Another coup and another installed ‘president’ will completely delegitimize the entire Euro-Maidan and the whole junta structure they’ve built.
As a side note: Some are pushing for early Rada and presidential elections – and this could allow for a different outcome. Early elections for the West may be another way to re-structure and re-legitimize the junta under a different guise, with different faces, such as Yulia Timoshenko. That’s where Russia may come in and prevent this scenario, because all it will do is prolong the agony of Ukraine. Neither Russia nor DLPR benefit at all from changing the face of the junta.
This is precisely why Poroshenko is still being kept in power. Very badly, with huge problems, this slippery SOB still manages to maintain a very delicate equilibrium between all those home-grown crazies. Anyone else, such as Avakov, would not manage.
This is the only thing all Great Powers agree on: no one wants even deeper destabilization of Ukraine; no one wants a full fledged fascist state on their borders with raging civil war all over the country.
That’s why Poroshenko is still convenient for the time being even for Russia – sort of like the best of the worst and a known quantity.
Besides, Poroshenko makes for such a convenient scapegoat. Everyone’s just waiting for the mousetrap to close. Then Poroshenko and his cronies can be tried for their crimes. The trick will be not letting them escape.
You don’t want another face, such as Timoshenko or Avakov, or anyone else. After all, that other person could claim she/he had nothing to do with the war crimes, or that they were following orders. Meanwhile Poroshenko would have time to conveniently escape, having received asylum in London, US or Canada.
This has to be played cool and lots of negotiations will take place between Putin / Lavrov /Shoigu (whose special brand of diplomacy in Syria has proven very effective) and their Western counterparts.
Also, Russia is awaiting the European elections and subsequent Shift this year and next. But that’s a big and separate topic.
PREDICTION: There is no turning back after 2018. That will be a pivotal year, along with 2019.
The takeover of nuclear stations. Frankly, I don’t think ukro-nazi battalions have the guts, nor smarts, to accomplish that. Remember what I said in previous article Energy catastrophe and shut-down of Ukraine? They are mostly imbecile delinquents with an IQ below 100. They can only do what they are doing because the West has financed, armed and encouraged them.
That’s assuming they actually are acting of their own will, which they are not, as I also pointed out in the article. These ‘Ukraine patriots’ don’t make a move without being paid. Whoever pays, orders the music, as we say.
Avakov is not his own man either. He is Kolomoysky’s agent. Kolomoysky has all his billions in the West, which he salvaged by robbing and practically bankrupting Ukraine’s banking system. Everyone is well aware that he stole from the state, and – oh crime of crimes! – he also stole $10 billion of IMF loan money allocated to Ukraine. However, it wasn’t just his bounty: this money was divided between him, Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Groysman, Avakov and a few others.
Although everyone appears to know this both in Ukraine and abroad, no one’s going after Kolomoysky’s money. Why? Because he made a trade with UK/US: his money for his country. Whatever Kolomoysky does is all done to preserve his money. Basically, like Berezovsky in his day, Kolomoysky is a typical agent of the West.
Yulia Timoshenko is trying to sell herself to the highest bidder; she’s now pursuing Trump to convince him to install her instead of Poroshenko. Nalivaichenko is CIA asset; oligarch Pinchuk was the largest private foreign donor to Hillary campaign, and now he is kissing up to Trump; Klichko is Merkel’s protegé, and so on.
I did discuss many of these personas and who controls them in ESR2 and ESR3.
Therefore, combined with Russia’s international efforts, and the fact that EU is mortified to have another Chernobyl, a new nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine will be avoided. Russia also still retains some deep-cover assets in Ukraine, who can prevent the nuclear worst case scenario to save lives. Besides, if ukro-nazis did dare take over nuclear stations, that would be the end of them, as enough people would finally rise against them. This is why Western masters won’t allow it to happen.
I am a lot more concerned that this wound will continue festering another 2 years as the West does everything to sabotage the Ukraine crisis resolution. I feel very sorry for the people of Novorossia (DLPR, Odessa, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhie, Nikolaev, Kherson, not to mention the occupied parts of Donbass), who have to continue suffering.
But here is a bit of very good news: Russia recognized DPR/LPR passports. This is a great first step towards a major shift in all of Ukraine.
The next step must become introducing visa regime for Ukraine. This will squeeze out millions of Western and Central Ukraine guest workers, who will go back to Kiev and put pressure on the regime. Once this is done, the situation in Ukraine will begin changing quickly. This could happen later this year.
The problem is, as always, the pressure on Russia by the West. Overall, it’ll be moving towards resolution, albeit gradually.
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