I said on various occasions that attempts to destabilize the situation in Russia, and various provocations against Russia, will continue. In January, I also said that we should expect a massive false flag, possibly something to do with killing of major politicians. I, as many others, was watching Ukraine for that. But following the rule that watched pot never boils, while we were looking at Ukraine, it happened in Moscow.
However, there still is a very clear connection to Ukraine. Read about that below.
Today, on March 1, the Russian pro-West neo-liberal opposition, together with its leaders Boris Nemtsov, leader of the right-wing party Parnas, and Alexei Navalny, planed a mass anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Just less than 2 days before that Boris Nemtsov was shot with six bullets into his back from a passing car, while strolling near Kremlin with his girlfriend, a Ukrainian model who just flew in from Kiev.
Boris Nemtsov isn’t just any politician. In 1990, when it was still the USSR, he was elected to then Russian parliament at the age of 31. At 32 he became the youngest governor in Russia. As governor of the large industrial region of Nizhny Novgorod, Nemtsov presided over the 1990s privatization. In 1997 he became deputy PM of Russia, being so close to Yeltsin that he was practically considered as Yeltsin’s son and heir to the Russian presidency.
Then a rift happened. Nemtsov resigned and created The Right Block party. His party soon fell out of voters’ favor. He made a number of crucial mistakes and bad decisions, which put him in hard opposition to the Russian government. Despite being unable to get through the threshold for Duma elections, he was considered the most likable and popular neo-liberal opposition leader.
As Nemtsov turned into a poster boy of the hard-core anti-Putin pro-West opposition, he also became personal advisor and good friend to the 2004 Orange Revolution executor and former pro-US president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko. That didn’t win him any fans in Russia. Nemtsov has been equally close to the present Kiev junta leadership.
That said, people also note that Nemtsov was honest, sincere and uncompromising in his views and that he was incorruptible. Because of that, he wasn’t a rich man. Some have been comparing his political career to that of Trotsky. Of course, it has to be remembered that the rule in Russia is to say only good things about the dead, or nothing – so take the above with a grain of salt.
At the same time, it is a well-known fact that all oppositioners in Russia have always been ‘fed’ and financed by Western NGOs, Soros and US State Department. They regularly attend meetings and have private discussions with US ambassador, inside the US embassy in Moscow. It’s anyone’s guess what they talk about. Nemtsov was a frequent guest at the US embassy.
Another truth that should never be overlooked is that he, as governor and Russia’s deputy PM/part of Yeltsin’s staff, contributed a great deal to the catastrophic privatization and the destruction of Russian economy in the 1990s. History will judge his real contribution to the country – good or bad. My impression is that overall, he was a harmful and negative influence on the country and economy.
Per my latest posts and YT videos, US and Kiev junta were unable to destabilize Russia and take over entire Ukraine as they planned. An attempt to destabilize Russian economy through the attack on the ruble and anti-Russian sanctions didn’t bring the desired results either (the Earth Shift Report on this conspiracy is coming).
Liberal opposition, despite generous contributions by the US State Department and Western NGOs, is unable to get enough votes to get into the Duma; its rallies attract fewer and fewer people, far below the numbers they need in order to start a Kiev-like maidan revolution in Russia.
Of course in view of all the above, the killing of one of the leaders of the opposition cannot be a coincidence. As usual, the question to ask is: WHO BENEFITS? And who doesn’t?
It doesn’t take a genius to see that certainly Putin, Russian government and political class do not benefit at all. It reflects badly on FSB and police, and Russian government again has to endure attacks from the West. Therefore, they have to be total morons to do such a thing in order to give the West yet another opportunity to malign Russia and Putin. Needless to say, Putin and his people aren’t morons.
As my readers know, I don’t watch or read Western MSM, but even I hear that as a result of the Nemtsov killing, the anti-Russian howling is on par, or even worse, than during MH17 downing last July.
But this is where it gets interesting. Let’s see who clearly benefits:
1. USA and Anglo-American elites.
I wouldn’t say the West in general benefits, because there is a clear rift between the positions of France and Germany, as well as the majority of southern/western Europe, vs. US and UK joined by a few of their lapdogs, such and Poland and the Baltics.
The anti-Russian sentiment in the EU started slowly subsiding as Berlin-Paris and Moscow are trying to work together on Ukraine peace. Because there is a growing rift between US and EU, US needs desperately to re-awaken the anti-Russian sentiment and animosity between EU and Russia and to ‘re-subdue’ Western Europe to its will. US cannot afford NOT to have EU firmly in its corner as it would further weaken the US empire and petrodollar. But EU is slowly but surely breaking away.
What does US want to accomplish with this false flag? US wants a bloody color revolution in Russia; they want destabilization with eventual break up of Russia, in order to take Russia over economically and militarily. US cannot win a hot war against Russia, therefore, the only way is to blow up the country from within.
The added bonus for the US is that this assassination also serves as a warning for those EU politicians who may be starting to doubt the ‘US party line.’
Therefore, the biggest beneficiary of the Nemtsov tragedy is the US, with UK in tow. Let’s also remember that US has the means, vast black black ops experience, and all the dollars in the world to execute such assassination.
2. Ukraine and Kiev junta benefit tremendously. Russia is a huge irritant for them. Russia is in their way of trying to conquer Donbass. They think that if Russia is busy with color revolution on Moscow streets, then Kiev junta is free to resume the killing of the Donbass people. In addition, the revenge scenario for Crimea, Donbass, and all other Kiev’s real or perceived humiliations, is equally plausible.
However, the Ukraine junta’s SBU (security services) has much less experience and means than the US in executing such provocation. They certainly have fewer brains – remember the botched MH17 false flag in Ukraine?
The plus for the Kiev junta is that they may already have people on the ground in Moscow, Ukrainians speak Russian and blend in best.
3. Separately, far right ukro-nazi parties and battalions, who are not accepting Minsk peace agreements, could conceivably execute the killing on their own to provoke animosity, conflict and maidan in Moscow. And of course, revenge for losses and humiliations.
But it is less likely they would do so on their own. Ukro-nazis may be behind this as executioners, but they most likely would be acting on behalf of Kiev and US. Could Kiev be using ukro-nazis for that? It is less likely, as ukro-nazis are unruly and undisciplined.
It’s much more likely that SBU is using its people – probably Ukrainian black ops trained by US.
4. The anti-Putin opposition itself may also benefit, at least on some levels, although opposition politicians say that they couldn’t possibly do something like that. But surely, there always are rotten apples who would. Since the opposition’s influence is waning and they are unable to convince people to dislike Putin, whose rating is at 86% as of now, the only way to spur people into a color revolution may be a false flag such as this.
What I personally see:
In all likelihood, the killing was organized by US and Kiev jointly. I think the involvement of the opposition to provoke a maidan in Moscow is very minimal as it seems there is no upside here for them. As of now a lot of people look at them with suspicion that they may be behind it. Plus, they lost their most charismatic leader.
I believe that US and Kiev jointly needed to generate this false flag in order to start a new wave of anti-Russian sentiment in the EU, in order to: 1. derail the peace process; 2. destabilize the situation in Russia; 3. vilify Russia; 4. strain Russia’s resources; 5. and of course, as a revenge for their failures and humiliations.
For that they have used Nemtsov as a sacrificial lamb. The goal is to manipulate the ‘naive’ Russian liberal opposition in order to ignite a bloody revolution in Moscow. This scenario isn’t that different from what happened on Kiev maidan in 2014, where masses were manipulated by western MSM, sold-out politicians, well-trained militants and snipers, into a bloody mess.
The place of the killing – 200 meters from the Kremlin – was also chosen for this purpose.
But as you will see below, there is a huge difference between Ukraine and Russia.
The attack was very well thought out. There were several killers. The 6 bullets were all from different manufacturers, to make it harder to trace, shot from different guns. 4 wounds were lethal. All were shot from the back, so the Ukrainian girlfriend would have plausible deniability and could honestly say that she saw nothing. It was dark and there were very few pedestrians. People seemed to have seen a white car, but couldn’t see who was in the car.
After a late dinner at one of the GUM cafes on Red Square, Nemtsov and his Ukrainian girlfriend were taking a stroll across the bridge in the direction of the Bolotnaya Square, where Nemtsov’s opposition had previous rallies, including the protest rallies in 2011-12, when liberals were trying to prevent the re-election of Vladimir Putin. Perhaps, the girlfriend asked him to show her that ‘famous historic place.’ It was extrmely easy to catch on to the couple on the deseted bridge, with perfect view of the Kremlin, but away from eye-witnesses.
The killing was styled to appear as the 90’s style mafia hit, very close to the style of the Vladimir Khodrokovsky’s crony Nevzlin, who is now hiding from prosecution in Israel. This was done possibly to confuse the investigation.
Incidentally, Nemtsov was a very independent person, who went anywhere he pleased, was always public and never used bodyguards, despite often getting death threats. Those who did the killing knew that.
The important detail is the presence of a girlfriend from Kiev, who flew in just previously. All experts say as one that usually during a professional contract killing such as this companions never survive. This one did – unharmed. She knew him for a couple of years, they say. Was she a CIA asset, who was making sure Nemtsov was kept on a leash? Or was she for real, but with the latest events in Ukraine either ukro-nazis or the junta SBU got to her and her family? Was she threatened or paid off to lead him into the spot where he was shot and she lived? Either way, the girlfriend from Kiev is a very suspicious detail.
Another very interesting detail: The color revolution in Russia was being prepared in 2011-12, in time for the Vladimir Putin re-election, and Boris Nemtsov was supposed to be one of the leaders. At that time, oligarch Boris Berezovsky was plotting it from his London mansion. He openly said that the best way to start a maidan in Russia was to execute ‘the right sacrificial lamb.’ Berezovsky considered the charismatic and popular Nemtsov the right candidate. Nemtsov knew that.
It’s interesting that Berezovsky himself became that sacrificial lamb a year later, after his plot failed. He was found in his London house after he ‘hung himself’ as UK investigators concluded, but with suspicious bruises on his neck. It turned out that just previously, Berezovsky passed a secret letter to Putin asking for pardon and promising to spill the beans on his UK handlers. Shortly after, he died. Seeing that, Russia made public Berezovsky’s letter to Putin, which made it impossible to pin this murder on Russia and Putin, as they did with Litvinenko a few years earlier. As a result, UK had to urgently come up with the suicide verdict, despite the dead give away of the neck bruises.
Out of all Russia’s pro-Western oppositioners, Nemtsov made the best sacrificial lamb in order to provoke violence. He was best loved and respected, being considered honest and incorruptible. Another leader, Kasyanov is very unpopular and hardly loved, and Navalny is under house arrest and is being watched by police patrol, whom he should thank as they have probably saved his life.
Vladimir Putin announced that he would keep the investigation into Nemtsov’s death under personal control. Today’s planned opposition rally was cancelled and instead, the Moscow administration authorized a march in Nemtsov’s memory in the area where he was shot, next to the Kremlin. This shows the strength of the Russian state and its confidence that they can keep order.
In another positive development, many leaders of the opposition, as well as all other politicians in Russia, are calling for unity and restrained actions during today’s march. Of course, in social media there are very ugly and volatile comments, calling for violence, revenge, revolution, etc. However, these are MOST DEFINITELY US and Kiev shills.
This false flag assassination is clearly a desperation move. I see this false flag backfiring on its organizers, just like the previous ones did.
This attempt to create mayhem in Russia will fail. There will be no color revolution or Kiev-style maidan in Russia, although, as I continue warning, the attempts by the US/West to create it will continue. As we see, they’ll stop at nothing to try to tip the balance in Russia into chaos.
Russian OMON and police are fully capable of keeping order. But Russian government and people must be very vigilant. Also see my video report about AntiMaidan:
As a result of this false flag, I see the Russian society further consolidating around Putin.
It seems no one in Russia – not even Russian liberals – is buying into the ‘hand of the Kremlin’ idea. I foresee that as a result of this provocation, some Russian liberals may finally see the light and change their views from pro-Kiev-junta and pro-US to a more pro-Russian patriotic and balanced stance. One thing is to fight corruption and another thing is to work to undermine the Russian state, whether willingly or unwillingly. I see more anti-Putin Russian liberals opening their eyes to the fact that they are being a destructive tool being used by the US/West for their ulterior motives.
P.S. As I was finishing this article, I saw the video, which confirmed what I said. Thousands of people gathered near Kremlin to pay respects to Boris Nemtsov, in a sea of Russian flags. The event was urgently authorised as an exception by the Moscow mayor. I notice it’s very well-organized, with lots of portable toilets and very tight security. As expected, everything is peaceful.
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