Remember I said that the more US tries to surround Russia with bases, hostile regimes and provocations, the more it will create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Russia would simply be forced to respond.
As the Russian saying goes, ‘Russians saddle slowly but ride fast.’ NOT a good idea to test Russia, you know. It never ends well for the aggressor.
I told you recently about the renewed Russian interest in Cuba. And this is Russia-Venezuela joint drills.
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Ten years since Georgia attacked South Ossetia and Russia: The Truth about Olympic War 08.08.08 & Russia’s New Army
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, marks exactly a decade since the infamous war of 08.08.08. when Georgian leader Saakashvili, armed by the US and prodded personally by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, shook world politics and ushered in a new era of antagonism between Russia and the West. The lies about that war continue to abound in Georgia and the West. The truth in this video.
The shock of that event created a pre-destined Earth Shifting consequence: it woke up Russia the Great Balancer and forced Russians to re-organize the army to respond to new challenges. In 2008 the Russian army was forced to defend Tskhinval against the much better prepared and US trained/equipped Georgian army. It was not an easy victory by any measure, but within 5 days the Russian peacekeeping mission was over, just short of entering the Georgian capital Tbilisi and deposing Saakashvili.
That event reminded Russians not to trust the West and to always be prepared. Russians never looked back. The Russian army we see today, the army that delivered victory in Syria, and the one from 2008 are two completely very different armies and that difference is staggering. Russian Army is stronger than ever. By trying to provoke Russian through Georgia, the US created a self-fulfilling prophecy.
That 5-day war was also called the ‘Olympic War.’ It was a precursor and in many ways, a warning of what was to come in Ukraine. The reason the Ukraine Maidan and coup in 2014 were orchestrated so deviously was in part due to the fact that after the Georgia war fiasco the US realized it couldn’t weaken Russia head on.
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“Evil’ Russians and ‘evil’ Syria/Assad are conducting MASS EVACUATION OF CIVILIANS AS THE MILITANTS ARE BEGINNING to see the light!
To ensure peace, Russians and Syrians have negotiated a truce. THE MILITANTS WHO DON’T WANT TO FIGHT ARE LAYING DOWN ARMS AND LEAVE EASTERN GHOUTA, together with their families!
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Engineering Feat of the 21st Century: Crimean Bridge Brings Together Previously Unconnectable Shores
The Crimean Bridge, correctly called in Russian Krimsky Most or Kerchensky Most (the Kerch Bridge), is nearing completion, and may even be opened to traffic ahead of schedule in 2018!
The Crimean Bridge connects something that was previously considered unconnectable: The Crimean Peninsula and mainland Russia, through the Kerch Strait between Black and Azov Seas.
This construction has already been dubbed ‘The Engineering Feat of the 21st Century.’ You may ask, what is all the noise about? Why is it such a big deal and why it’s so important geopolitically, economically, and as yet another step towards full Russian sovereignty and fulfillment of Russia’s destiny as THE GREAT BALANCER, DURING THIS EARTH SHIFT.
Right near the surface there are these obvious reasons:
1. The Crimean Bridge is a symbol. Of what? First of all, of the awakening and re-consolidation of Russia – The Great Balancer. The giant, which sometimes goes to sleep to meditate on the past and recuperate from previous ills, is re-awakening.
Russia’s role as the Great Balancer is paramount for this Great Earth Shift. Russia has to be at her best and strongest. The fact that such a significant bridge is being built is a sign that Russia is getting back into shape.
It is also a symbol that reminds people where they belong and what is right and what is wrong. It’s the bridge that connects and awakens people not only in Russia, but in many other places, including Ukraine (and those sorely need an awakening!).
2. It is already considered the most impressive sea bridge in the world. The total length of the bridge is 20 km. A very long and massive bridge, this billions-worth mega-infrastructure project, is being successfully fulfilled despite all the Western anti-Russia sanctions.
This multipurpose strategic project will tremendously boost the economical auto and train traffic to and from Crimea. This, in turn, will eliminate traffic jams, boost tourism to Crimean resorts and lower prices. A win-win for Crimea and all of Russia.
3. The bridge is necessary to ensure a complete infrastructure independence of Crimea from Ukraine, which in turn takes away some blackmail and sabotage leverage from the Kiev junta, EU and US.
I previously wrote how Kiev junta, in collusion with the Crimean Tartar Mejlis and ukro-nazi battalions blew up power transformers and demolished power lines to Crimea, leaving 2.5 million people without power in December 2015, in the middle of winter and right before holidays. Together with the Western sanctions, this was designed to cripple Russia and ignite a color revolution among unhappy Crimeans. During such confusion and/or color revolution, Kiev/Mejlis and their foreign sponsors — US/CIA, and at the time also Turkey — hoped to invade Crimea.
Russia immediately responded to the challenge by beginning an urgent construction of the underwater Energy Bridge to Crimea from mainland, through the Kerch Strait.
Those who masterminded and financed this mass sabotage, knew that Crimean infrastruture depended completely on the favor of Ukraine. Moreover, they calculated that due to the USSR breakup and ’90s pirate privatization Russia had stopped producing certain equipment necessary to quickly eliminate the Crimean power deficiency, such as underwater electric cables, emergency generators and portable power stations. Shipping also was a huge problem; they counted on the fact that the only railroad and only two highways to Crimea were built through Ukraine.
Again, as I emphasized many times before, ALL infrastructure was built on the territory we today call Ukraine, by Russia. It all began with the Russian tsars and industrial entrepreneurs in the 18th-19th centuries, starting with Catherine the Great. The USSR continued the development and building up of Ukraine.
What we know today as Donbass, with all its mining and industrial activity, was created by Russia; Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk, and innumerable other towns, cities and ports were founded throughout earlier centuries by Catherine the Great or other Russian emperors, or by the Soviets in the 20th century.
Those who yell and scream about Ukraine being completely independent of Russia are simply usurious liars, who are eating through the last remnants of the formerly rich Russian/Soviet inheritance, which Ukraine was lucky to obtain as a result of the break-up of the USSR.
During the December 2015 power outage, as a result of Western sanctions, no Western company would supply electric generators so the children and the elderly of Crimea wouldn’t freeze to death. Russia found a quick solution to this: portable power generators, and even whole portable power plants, were purchased from China. Some of these were delivered to Crimea as quickly as within 2 weeks.
Russia also immediately began construction of the underwater Power Bridge through the Kerch Strait, consisting of 4 lines of power cables. The power cables were also supplied by China on an emergency basis. First two power lines were completed in record time, before the New Year 2016. The last two were built by May 2016. New power plants were urgently built in Crimea, as well. As a result, not only Crimea now has enough self-sufficient power, it actually has a surplus of it, in order to accommodate a growing number of tourists.
Along with the Power Bridge, new phone and TV cable underwater bridges from mainland were also built. As a result Crimea became almost completely independent of Ukraine’s whims.
Next, Kiev tried the ‘food blockade’ of Crimea. The same thugs, such as Mejlis and ukro-nazis (all banned terrorist organizations in Russia, by the way), stopped farming produce trucks from Kherson, Nikolaev and Odessa, and didn’t let them pass to Crimea. As a result, it wasn’t Crimea that suffered: they damaged Ukrainian agriculture and put their own farmers in dire straits. Crimea quickly replaced Ukrainian supplies with those from other countries, including Turkey.
This was an interesting twist, and here’s why: Turkish extremists, working together with Mejlis, participated in the sabotage of Crimea; Turkey had high hopes of annexing Crimea for a long time. There is credible intel that Kiev, in collusion with the US, planned to pass Crimea to Turkey in exchange for Turkey’s continued hosting of US/EU NATO bases on its territory. At least in part it was Turkish money that financed Mejlis and their various terrorist activities.
However, Putin had managed to successfully neutralize these activities and ‘aspirations’ by Turkey, in his usual brilliant chess grandmaster style. I wrote about all this in EARTH SHIFT REPORTS 7 and 13. Well worth the read!
And as I wrote in 2014, US planed to turn Crimea into its massive military/navy base since early 2000s. Preparations were underway. But then in March 2014, after the Kiev coup, Crimeans ‘suddenly’ decided to reunite with Russia — and what a surprise it was for those who know nothing of the world and other cultures, but think they can rule this world. I can tell you: in Washington, they still can’t recover from the Crimea independence shock… They really did think Crimea was theirs for the taking.
After all the above failed, Kiev junta and CIA had taken to attempting terror acts inside Crimea. Russian FSB was extremely successful and efficient in apprehending ALL would-be terrorists, along with their subversive equipment.
The plan of synchronized multiple attacks on Crimea from within was rather grand: they were preparing to blow up the Crimean Bridge, blow up power stations and poison potable water all over the peninsula, thus creating humanitarian catastrophe, shortages, mass panic and confusion. All this was supposed to happen simultaneously, in a coordinated effort. The entire, grandly designed plan collapsed when FSB began apprehending Ukraine SBU operatives involved in it. Apprehended were also some Ukrainian sleeper cells and Crimean Tartars secretly involved with Mejlis.
Therefore, all possible ways to sabotage Russia and Crimea had failed.
At this point, the West has finally understood that Crimea is a forever part of Russia. No discussion and no stipulations. The EU has been timidly talking about lessening or taking off completely anti-Russian sanctions. However, predictably, their big boss from across the ocean won’t let them.
It has to be also noted that despite the blockade and animosity by Ukraine, in 2017 alone hundreds of thousands of Ukraine citizens continued vacationing in Crimea. Similarly, hundreds of thousands also worked as seasonal migrant workers, since Crimean salaries (now that it’s a part of Russia) are presently 2-4 times more than on the other side.
In addition to the Crimean Bridge, Russia is also building a new railroad, to bypass Ukraine completely. This railroad from Moscow and central Russia goes around Ukraine and will eventually continue through Crimean (Kerch) Bridge into Crimea. This will resolve any remaining transportation issues.
But there’s so much more beneath the surface! Why is the Crimean Bridge touted ‘the Feat of the 21st Century?’
In previous centuries, there were multiple attempts to build a bridge between mainland and Crimea, through the Kerch Strait — the narrowest point between two shores. However, all of these attempts failed.
The Kerch Strait is a point of separation between The small Azov Sea in the north, and a much larger Black Sea to the south. People who had never been to those parts may think that Black Sea is a quiet internal sea, which should be pretty safe. They can’t even imagine how unsafe and turbulent Black Sea can be. The area of the Black Sea around Kerch is considered one of the most stormy and hard to navigate. Currents between Azov and Black Seas can be deadly and changeable. Winds are very powerful. This is why the eastern-most part of Crimea, the Kerch Peninsula, had never really developed as a resort. People flocked to the quiet and soothing southern parts, such as Yalta. Instead, Kerch historically served as one of the Russian fleet bases.
The first attempt to build a bridge between the narrowest part of the Kerch Strait and mainland was made during the Russian Empire, in the 19th century. Crimea was growing as a resort and vineyards, and more convenient access points were wanted. However, strong winds and currents overcame the budding bridge very quickly and the project was abandoned, although calls to restart it continued.
In the 20th century two most dramatic attempts to build a bridge took place. In the 1930s, the USSR began the construction of the bridge through the same narrow part of the Kerch Strait. The temporary bridge was built and began working. Joseph Stalin rode the bridge to Crimea, and later returned to mainland via the same bridge. The day after Stalin’s passage the bridge collapsed.
During the Great Patriotic War (WWII) Hitler decided to build a bridge to Crimea in order to invade Crimea from more than one direction. The bridge was almost completed when it collapsed and was carried away by the current, taking innumerable invaders with it.
After WWII the USSR never attempted another bridge. I do think that Khrushchev’s decision to pass Crimea under the administrative umbrella of the Ukrainian SSR was a huge geopolitical mistake. However, I’ll venture to guess that the difficulty and inconvenience of communication and transportation between the peninsula and Russian mainland was at least a contributing factor in his decision. The idea was that being under the UkrSSR administrative umbrella, Crimea would have a smoother logistics. Of course at the time, no one dreamed that Russia and Ukraine may not be together.
The construction of the new Russsian Crimean Bridge / Kerch Bridge started after the 2014 ukro-nazi coup in Kiev, and following the power-and-food blockade. By then it became abundantly clear that there was no reasoning with Ukraine’s junta.
In the 21 century the new technologies, unavailable to previous generations, are used to build this seemingly impossible to build bridge.
One of the things that was done differently: the bridge is NOT being built through the narrowest part of the strait, which is by far the shortest, but is also the most dangerous. Instead, a substantially longer, but safer area was chosen. Another technological breakthrough: the extra-long and extra-powerful pillars, which are screwed into the sea bed. The trick is, these don’t go into the sea bed straight, but at specific angles, which makes the whole structure much more stable.
Yesterday, the great news arrived: the main railway arch of the bridge was delivered and set in place. The creation and installation of this giant central arch is a feat in itself. Its length is almost 300 meters, and it weighs 6,600 tones. It was the very first time in history that such large object was pre-built on land, then delivered intact by sea and installed whole in the middle of the sea.
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As I mentioned, the Crimean Bridge project is perceived as an important and meaningful symbol in Russia. At this moment, Russia’s most important music festival is taking place in Sochi. It is called The New Wave (Novaya Volna). At the New Wave, one of the best known Russian singers, Oleg Gazmanov, has presented new song ‘Krimsky Most’ (‘The Crimean Bridge’). The song is the winner of the ‘Crimean Bridge Song Competition’ and is written by a driver from Ivanovo, together with his children ~ see my additional info and video in this post’s COMMENT SECTION!
Listen up – a nice melody:
P.S. Incidentally, the New Wave festival for years took place in Yurmala, Latvia. This is a grand international annual event, bringing together new and established musical talent from many countries. At this international festival all songs are performed in Russian. After Latvia joined anti-Russian sanctions in 2014 and began denying visas to Russian singers, such as the aforementioned Oleg Gazmanov, Novaya Volna (the New Wave) was moved to Sochi. Simultaneously, a prestigious Russian comedy competition, also taking place in Yurmala, Latvia, was also moved onto Russian territory. And then, another extremely prestigious and mega-popular international summer music and humor festival, called Muzikalny Kivin (Musical Kivin) was also moved from Latvia to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, also located on the Baltic coast.
Therefore, overnight Latvia lost multi-million Russian tourism and music festival business.
But I’m sure Latvia is doing just fine! After all, instead of the uplifting music festivals and peaceful tourists, a few hundred US soldiers moved into town as part of NATO expansion, due to ‘imminent Russian invasion threat.’ Surely, they’ll spend in local bars and (excuse me) brothels much more than hundreds of thousands of Russian music-lovers and beach-goers would! I hear US/NATO soldiers stationed in Riga tend to conveniently forget to pay for their drinks and taxi rides, so that at times local bartenders and taxi drivers have to beat it out of them. Fast karma?..
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What Are NATO Ships Doing in the Black Sea?
A couple of days ago, several US and NATO ships entered the Black Sea and docked in Varna, Bulgaria, with a stated purpose of the Black Sea NATO drills, but with the real goal of lending ‘support’ to the Kiev regime against Russia. In reality, this is nothing short of the usual provocation by the US and NATO. See the footage of NATO/US ships entering Bulgaria port here.
That’s where the story gets a little strange. Per initial information, the ships were supposed to head to Odessa, to flex some NATO muscles as close to Crimea as possible and to demonstrate to Odessans, still shocked from the May 2, 2014 burning of people on Kulikovo Polie and sick and tired of the Kiev junta, that NATO is fully on the junta side. But so far, for some reason the Odessa docking hasn’t happened.
My sources in Odessa say should NATO ships enter Odessa Port, an explosion of protests would happen. Despite the city being practically under ukro-nazi siege, the magnitude of protests could be akin to those in Sevastopol, Crimea, when it was still a part of Ukraine. Listen to me talk about those, plus telling pics at 8:50:
There is a hint of potential sabotage in the air. Did they receive a bomb threat and decided to play it safe? Very possibly. I wouldn’t be too surprised if the old Odessa seaport hands would quietly execute an act of sabotage, the WWII anti-Nazi style. Another thing that is worth remembering is the USS Donald Cook story, which you can read here: Mystery Revealed: What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea? In that incident, 27 brave US sailors were so traumatized that they resigned their commission. Getting too close to Russia’s backyard may be more than NATO has bargained for. But they still would love to flex their muscles and make a few threatening gestures – from a safe distance.
In any event, this new NATO demonstration is the usual, and very lousy, way of provoking a conflict – the beloved tactic of aggressors of all times. US and NATO had truly perfected this art. It certainly won’t work this time either, but what they are hoping to achieve is keeping the tension and animosity between Russia and Ukraine as high as possible. It’s also a way of dragging as many of the US EU vassals as they can into the animosity game against Russia. But as you will see below, not everyone is buying this game.
I’d been saying all along that the main goal of the US is to create a point of permanent instability next to both Russia and EU, in order to weaken and potentially destroy both Russia and Europe. What is new? Absolutely nothing. Both WWI and WWII were manipulated by the UK in the same manner. Of course, in the end it cost them their empire… but who is counting.
I can confidently say that this manipulation will cost US its empire. It’s just a matter of time.
Is Bulgaria Finally Awakening?
Below is the footage from anti-NATO, pro-Russia, pro-Novorossia march in Sofia, Bulgaria: “Bulgaria – Zone of Peace.” I am being told it is the 5th such march and it is in response to the NATO ships entering the Black Sea. It starts near the monument to the Russian army and Russian Tsar Alexander II. The inscription on the monument reads: “To Tsar Liberator from grateful Bulgaria.” In the 19th century, Russian troops liberated Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania from the Osmanic Empire.
People chant: “NATO out!” and carry Bulgarian, DNR, LNR and Russian flags. Video link.
Another video of the same.
Is the World Finally Starting to Awaken?
Not all Europeans are ready to sacrifice their continent’s interests to escalate a conflict with Russia. And not all are so zombified that they don’t see the truth. I wrote previously about protests in Germany, Greece and other countries. People in at least some EU countries are starting to awaken. A series of marches in support of Novorossia and Russia against US/NATO aggression took place globally, from Canada (against the role of Canada government in supporting the Kiev junta) to Switzerland, Slovakia, Greece, Germany, Bulgaria and Italy.
По всему миру прошли митинги в поддержку Новороссии, против НАТО и возрождения фашизма – Worldwide rallies in support of Novorossia, against NATO and fascism.
This is additional footage from Canada, March 7, 2015. Канада. Акция в поддержку Новороссии. 7 марта 2015
Left forces (Die Linke, anti-fascists, etc.) of Germany already brought their second humanitarian convoy to Donbass – so far the only 2 humanitarian contributions from EU to Donbass! Interview with German activists. Thank you!
By comparison, Russia has already sent 17 State humanitarian convoys and hundreds from various individual regions, cities, organizations and private citizens! Latest Russian humanitarian convoy pulling in Lugansk:
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