Putin Slams US – “The Biggest Mistake Russia Ever Made Was To Trust You”

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet formally declared his intention to seek another term as leader of Russia, but many observers noted that a sweeping speech he gave at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi this week served as a template for his campaign ahead of the March election.

The speech’s overarching theme was to burnish Putin’s accomplishments as the man who restored “power and respect” to Russia. But in doing so, he heaped abuse on the US and its western allies, accusing them of selectively adhering to international law, and of taking advantage of Russia during the 1990s when the country was struggling to rebuild following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bloomberg reported.

He accused the US of abusing Russia’s trust, and seeking to take advantage of the political and economic chaos that persisted for much of the 1990s and early 2000s, according to Russia Today.

“The biggest mistake our country made was that we put too much trust in you; and your mistake was that you saw this trust as a lack of power and you abused it,’’ he said during a question-and-answer session that was carried on national television. What was needed, he said, was “respect.’’

Putin Slams US - "The Biggest Mistake Russia Ever Made Was To Trust You"

High on Putin’s list of perceived slights was the US’s failure to keep its end of the bargain in a host of international disarmament agreements. He explained that, while Moscow doesn’t plan to exit any existing treaties, he promised an “instant, symmetrical response” if Washington decides to quit first.

He accused the US of slighting Russia by forcing the country to accept international monitors during the implementation of the “megatons to megawatts” program, where the Russian nuclear arsenal was dramatically reduced by converting highly enrichment weapons-grade uranium to lower quality uranium suitable for use in nuclear power plants.  Between 1993 and 2013, Russia downblended enriched uranium from the equivalent of about 20,000 of its nuclear warheads into low-enriched uranium to be used as fuel by US power stations.

During this process, Putin said, Russia operated with “unprecedented openness and trust” with as many as 100 US officials entitled to carry out surprise inspections of Russian nuclear facilities.

But in return, the US has repeatedly disregarded the Russian national interest, Putin said.

“What we got in return is well-known – a complete disregard for our national interests, support for separatism in the Caucasus, a circumvention of the UN Security Council, the bombing of Yugoslavia, the invasion of Iraq, and so on. The US must have seen the state of our nuclear weapons and economy and decided to do away with international law.”

He also accused the US of hypocrisy by not adhering to the terms of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty that was spearheaded by the US. Russia has destroyed its chemical weapons stockpile and honored its obligations under the treaty, Putin said, while the US has repeatedly pushed back its deadline.

These betrayals are threatening to send the US-Russia relationship back to the 1950s, he said.

“We can’t actively participate in several international treaties, because the US is not doing anything itself. We can’t just do it unilaterally,” said Putin, citing the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, as an example of the US taking advantage.

Last month, Russia declared that all its chemical weapons stockpiles had been disposed of – news that Western media “decided to stay silent on,” according to Putin – while the US has persistently delayed its own destruction schedule, and now plans to complete the process in 2023 at the earliest.

“We destroyed everything, and then our American partners said – ‘Not yet, we don’t have money.’ So, they have a dollar printing press, yet they don’t have money. But we, on the other hand, do?” said Putin with heavy sarcasm.

But Putin’s biggest gripe with US foreign policy relates to George W Bush’s decision to withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 – a decision that was made to pave the way for the construction of a missile defense shield in Europe. The Kremlin has vehemently objected to the missile shield.

“This treaty was the cornerstone of the entire international security framework in the area of strategic weapons. But despite spending years trying to persuade our colleagues otherwise, we weren’t able to hold our partners inside the agreement,” said Putin.

Putin also responded to US President Donald Trump criticisms of another treaty between Russia and the US – the New START treaty signed in 2011. Through 2021, it stipulates that both sides are allowed to have up to 1,550 active nuclear warheads. Trump has criticized the treaty as an example of poor Obama-era dealmaking. Putin has also expressed dissatisfaction with the treaty.

“We are hearing that the other side is also not pleased with New START,” Putin said. “We are not going to quit it. Maybe we are ourselves dissatisfied with certain aspects of it, but there is always an element of compromise. So, we are going to fulfil our obligations.”

Other parts of Putin’s election strategy were also on display during the carefully choreographed session, according to Evgeny Minchenko, a political consultant attending the forum who spoke with Bloomberg. Sharing the stage with Putin in Sochi was Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Ma delivered a motivational speech on the future benefits of technology and offered to “join in the development of the Russian economy.’’

Putin will make a high-profile push to digitize the Russian economy as a key plank in his election campaign, Minchenko said. A second campaign message will be government renewal, replacing longer-serving officials with a younger cadre, both in the administration and regional governorships. Some governors have already been replaced.

“I’m pretty sure Putin is going to run,’’ Minchenko said.

Watch the full speech below:

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  • Mikronos

    You can’t have any New American Century, unless the USA makes international law. Like the hokey-pokey, that’s what it’s all about.

  • Jesus

    Mr. Putin, why do you call US ……”colleagues” when in reality they are an arch enemy?
    Maybe Gorbachev had a higher opinion of US officials in the late 80’s early 90’s, however, we have seen the outcome of his misplaced trust. Present day US leadership controlled by the deep state and neocons are 100% unreliable and unable/unwilling to keep any agreements, since they operate on the basis of what is expedient for them for the short term.

    • Daniel Castro

      He is a professional, that’s why he will always use diplomatic language.

      • Jesus

        You can be professional by calling US a political and military adversary.

        • Daniel Castro

          There is no advantage in that, it only gives them what they want, calling them coleagues gives a nice ironic touch and relief the tensions, Remember that Russia do not get any advantage from increased tensions, Russia gains much more from peaceful negoatiations and normal business, USA is the party trying to break up the normal relations because they can’t compete anymore.

    • Tudor Miron

      They are collegues because they are objects of global politics. Russia understands that it can’t just ignor existance of US – it is still the biggest mil power with printing machine at its disposal. There’s important part in his message (to the rest of the world) – “you see US approach = creating haos and bloodbath. You now see another approach, one that Russia showed in Surya – helping restoring peace and stable state of Surya.”

      • Jesus

        Colleague is someone you work with and have some form of relationship. There is no relationship when the one you try to work with is uncooperative and constantly demonizes you falsely.

        • Tudor Miron

          As far as I know, colleague in Russian is little different: That’s just people working in the same profession. i.e. doctors from different hospitals, different countries are still colleague. Two generals of opposing army are still colleagues.

          • Valery Grigoryev

            Yes. KGB men called CIA men as ‘colleagues’ :)

          • Tudor Miron

            Untill recently, yes – partners. But lately he uses word “collegues” meaning that US part went so far in proving to be non trust worthy that there’s not much hope working as partners in constructive negotiations.

          • Valery Grigoryev

            Unfortunately, it’s so. There was some good hope about Trump. While he is just a neocon’s puppet…

          • Jesus

            Ok, I will agree with your definition if the two sides abide by the same code of ethics.

          • Tudor Miron

            My opinion is that our side should keep to its traditional code of ethics as long as possible. Having to deal with lower level of ethics doesn’t imply that we should lower our level :)

    • John Whitehot

      dude, if you are a politician, other politicians are your colleagues.

      it’s like, if you are a french medic, a british medic is your colleague.

      there isn’t much rhetoric to the matter.

  • RichardD

    Getting Jewed by Jewmerica is what Jews do. That isn’t going to stop until their evil cult is outlawed, the cult members are eradicated from power, and a Jew free future for America and humanity is created.

    • Daniel Castro

      Even with just 95.000 of “them” here in Brazil they cause a lot of damage, just look at the staggering number of jews involved in the corruption cases, it’s outrageous!

      • RichardD

        Collectively they’re a disease. They gravitate to control positions in society where they can do the most damage.

      • Brother Ma

        Can you give us some names ?

        • Daniel Castro

          Dilma Roussef (LoL), Gleisi Hoffman, José Adolfo Pascowitch, Milton Pascowitch, Raul Schmidt, Alberto Youssef, Ricardo Hoffmann, Paulo Sérgio Boghossian, Bernardo Schiller Freiburghau.

          Bear in mind they usually have a higher profile (higher sums of money in the corruption) than others, and I’m also not an expert in jews, so there might be more.

          • Brother Ma

            Thanks Daniel. I am not an expert but i read dilma was part bulgarian ,however i do know there were bulgarian jews,one of which went on to become one of france top movie directors.

            Boghossian ? Sounds armenian but there were armenian jews as well.

            Thanks again.

          • Daniel Castro

            Her father was a bulgarian bolchevik jew who came here to spread his disease.

          • Brother Ma

            Thanks daniel.

    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      I personally know more Jews then the 7,000,000 listen in the census.
      Mark Twain once said the exact same thing to, I was looking for the quote.
      They always low-ball their numbers in societies to play a minority pretending to be smaller in number then they really are.
      There are pry around 15,000,000- 20,000,000 open Jews living in the USA.

      • RichardD

        Do you have any links for this?

  • Mountains

    What is all this circus and lies. Is this for only to mislead the people or selling newspapers. For this is not the true case.

    The US and Russia are very strong allies inside of syria and outside of it

    • RichardD
    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      You are using a hybrid variant of psyops.
      It is where you cannot bring the standard Zionist tale across.
      And trying to spread standard disinformation has also failed you and your masters.
      So now ‘abstract’ nonsense is used to deviate away from the truth, even if it does not point exactly to the standard Zionist story-line. Yet in the hopes of still directing focus of attention away from the point of truth.
      You have been busted, and your ploy lacks creativity in this ‘New Era’ of Goyim’s knowing.
      https://counterpsyops.com/

      • Vitex

        Want to spot a Zio troll? Ask him to say the name “Yeshua”

        • Real Anti-Racist Action

          The living Christ Immanuel is not the problem.
          Zionist Jews from the Khazarian Empire of Northern Turkey who spread atheism is the problem.

          • Vitex

            Crypto-marxism or cultural marxism

          • More

            Real Anti-Racist Action
            The reason the Khazarim are powerful is because they offer what the people want.

          • SG

            They merely offer the people what they want, but almost always break their promises.

          • More

            SG
            There is a saying,
            “You have to be mean to keep the people keen”.

            If the people always got what they wanted, they would not be hungry.

            Part of the Khazarim control matrix is to keep a large mass of people hungry.

          • Vitex

            Welll…talmudism perhaps. Not atheist as much as satanic.

    • Valery Grigoryev

      It would be good. It could be good…
      But the American one-sided withdrawal from the antimissile defense limitation agreement has opened the Pandora box. Unfortunately, their arrogance prevailed over their common sense has crushed the trust.

  • RichardD
    • RichardD
      • More

        RichardD
        Its the same for Russia, Israel has a stranglehold on Putin and the Russians.

        Reason:
        Putin in common with the Russians are born losers waiting eagerly for the Russian Federation to be destroyed so it can be looted and plundered.

        • John Whitehot

          another one typing from an unnamed universe.

          I understand your fondness for the junta in kiev, but don’t make the mistake of talking about Russia when you’re actually talking about Ukraine.

          The west and Israel have always loved traitors like the alcholist Yeltsin to be in power in Russia, so that they could “loot and plunder”, not to mention the plans they made over the population.

          Putin? He’s the most hated and badtalked Russian president ever (even more than Soviet leaders) by the western and zionist MsM.

          That alone says that he is someone who cares for his country and will always defend it.

          As for your bosses, they’ll die in geriatric clinics before they’ll be able to see the world taking the shape they always dreamt of.

          At that point you folks will just become someone’s else whores

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            John Whitehot
            “…but don’t make the mistake of talking about Russia when you’re actually talking about Ukraine…”

            Ukraine is an artificial country planned as a long term project of Jacob Schiff Associates, Rothschild Group and Others, c 1917.

            Its no good for you to moan endlessly about Ukraine because Putin is weak, useless and feeble as well as unable to stand up to his Khazarim masters in common with the majority of Russians.

            The reason why Ukraine fell to the Khazars is because Putin allowed it to happen.

        • RichardD
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            RichardD
            You looked in the mirror and posted what you saw, LoL:)))

            Face reality:
            Putin is weak and feeble as well as a slave of Israel and the Khazars as he wants them to migrate to Russia.

            During a meeting with Moshe Vyacheslav Kantor, Putin said of these people:

            “They should come here, to Russia. We are ready to accept them.”
            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/20/putin-says-europes-jews-should-move-to-russia/?utm_term=.7faf954b1280

          • RichardD

            “They should come here, to Russia. We are ready to accept them.”

            His views on that may have changed. And many Russians don’t share that perspective.

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            RichardD
            “They should come here, to Russia. We are ready to accept them.”
            “…His views on that may have changed…”

            Putin’s views have not changed.

            This is proven by your own trumpet blowing an economic miracle in Russia whilst ever increasing Russians live in poverty.

          • RichardD

            I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

            —-

    • Michael Qiao

      except the holocaust never happened

      • RichardD

        I don’t know what did or didn’t happen. But I’ve looked at enough material to question the lying Jew media’s version of events.

        • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

          But, on the other hand, I met a 86 years old Jew that shared his Holocaust story, with interesting details that I never heard before (just to give the context: I’m selling industrial machinery, he also, we cover our countries – so we are not competition, but also not colleagues – by profession, few times per year we meet each other on seminars organized by different producers across the Europe): he told me that the most of his fellows in a camp in Germany died AFTER Nazis left and UK forces came. The UK unit held them 3 months locked without food and finally when they decided to let them go (what left alive after these 3 months of “freedom”) the term was that they dig graves and “clean the mess” before opening the gate. So, people that had no food 3 months was forced to dig massgraves and to collect all corpses of died ones. In the process his friend asked him to drop him in the pit – as he couldn’t walk any more. He did. Once he finally reached Israel, in mid 50s if I’m not wrong, he spend some time recovering – but in Israel it was total taboo. The ones that survived camps were “marked” – no one wanted them. In 60s he learned that his camp can not be found on any map displayed in memorial centers. I’m sure why.

          So, guys, let’s be humans: Jews were systematically exterminated during and after WWII and that’s simply truth. Exactly who, why and how done what part of that “job” – that is other question to research. Jews lost millions of lives – how many exactly? – is it really important? For a human, no.
          We, the Slavs, lost 26 millions in the same period. What to do, we won and we will win again if they push us into another global war – and we will lost new millions in the process. That’s life.

    • John Whitehot

      this some bs.

      jewish populations decline in every country since israel has been founded.

      In socialist countries they used to exploit state-paid education and then migrate to Israel to get paid better jobs.

      Not that people behaving like crabs is much needed in the overall economy of a country though.

      • RichardD

        “Israel and the United States account for 83% of the Jewish population, while a total of 98 countries host the other 17%.”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_population_by_country

        http://dialoguejcm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Graph.png

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          RichardD
          There’s no law that says people of the Judaic faith cannot live in Israel or the US.

          Even Putin welcomes them to immigrate to Russia and take over Russian state assets and run businesses.

          • RichardD

            They can’t live in Gaza, the West Bank, Egypt or many other places. Which is why they left. The laws should be changed in the US and elsewhere to outlaw your evil pedophile rape cult.

          • More

            RichardD
            “…They can’t live in Gaza, the West Bank, Egypt or many other places…”

            The Khazars do not want to live in land populated by losers unless they can make money like they can in the US, UK, etc.

      • RichardD

        There’s been a 90% decline in Russia, and it isn’t just Russia, it’s the same in all 15 former Soviet republics. It’s higher in the middle east. Jews were expelled and eradicated. Many didn’t go to Israel, they went to western Europe and the US. Because they were unwelcome in their former host countries. This has happened for thousands of years in response to their crime, evil and anti social behavior. Their evil parasitical pedophile rape cult should be outlawed to create a Jew free future for humanity.

        • John Whitehot

          i hope for a dickheads-free future for humanity instead.

          • RichardD

            This is why cults are outlawed, as Judaism should be to create a better future for humanity:

            “As a result, several groups have been made into recognized criminal organizations. This is not a common designation, but it has occurred on occasion, typically after a cult group has been involved with a criminal enterprise. These cults have generally been involved with activities like murder, abduction, statutory rape, or other serious crimes. Often, they hold an illegal activity to be a primary focus of their religious teachings, making adherence to the group’s beliefs a virtual guarantee of grossly illegal activity directly harming others.”

            https://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=35055

      • RichardD
        • John Whitehot

          it’s rather easy to interpret, people operating loanshark ops and pawnshops are compelled to leave for places where they can instead fluorish by parasiting the local population as socialist countries won’t allow them those jobs.

          like the Gold Family in “harcore pawnshop” misering over 5 dollars with a nig.. a dude that just snatched a chain.

          the rest is unacceptable to me, “eradication” is what israelis do into occupied territory and it’s what zionists hope the most in order to put goyims in war against each other.

          • RichardD

            Whether eradication is acceptable to you or not doesn’t change the fact that that’s what occurred in many places. Many of these Jews would have never left for Israel or elsewhere if they weren’t pressured by their host societies to leave.

      • RichardD

        “jewish populations decline in every country since israel has been founded.”

        This simply isn’t true, as I’ve illustrated in depth. And in many places where it has occurred, the reason is forced population relocation, not the attraction of emigrating to Israel, which many wouldn’t of or didn’t choose.

  • RichardD

    Jewmerica, bringing Jew crime and evil to the American people and humanity:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/V5f97M0GqU8/hqdefault.jpg

  • Tudor Miron

    I would say that bloomberg wasnt the best source to report on Putins yesterdeys speach at Valdai’s meeting. Strange that SF have not found a better (i.e. direct translation) source? Anyway – that wasn’t a speach of starting electorial compaign, ut rather it was a message to the rest off the world and US. In other words it was message directed outside of country. That was very interesting message and very important in gloabal affairs.

  • Ketou13

    Putin should be the president for eternity.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      in walhalla

    • Valery Grigoryev

      Do you mean the Afterlife? :)

  • John Mason

    Russia at fault for trusing the US, history should have prewarned Russia. Just don’t do it again.

    • More

      John Mason
      Putin in common with the Russians are born losers waiting eagerly for the Russian Federation to be destroyed so it can be looted and plundered.

      • John Whitehot

        if i had to pick between being a born loser and a born whore i’d pick the loser.

        because you know, there are no born winners, and you’re one of the most relevant examples.

        • More

          John Whitehot
          “…if i had to pick between being a born loser and a born whore…”

          You looked in the mirror and decided to write what you saw, which is both, LoL:)))

          • John Whitehot

            i look in the mirror and see a handsomely awesome young man that has never whored.

            most of your kind can’t say the same.

          • More

            John Whitehot
            “…i look in the mirror and see a handsomely awesome young man…”

            You saw a B movie actor and comedian, LoL:)))

  • Igor Dano

    Putin’s message, as I want to interpret his speach:
    – bitches, you fucked up many times with us, you sent over your communists to us in 1917 Leon Bernstein/Trotzkij, you never ever stick to any agreement, which you signed and NOW YOU WANT once more betray Iran.
    He makes it a perfect way, that US cannot be a partner and a party to any solution in Syria, Iran, Korea, or elswhere.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    ‘Perceived slight’s?? Putin’s complaints are accurate. The U.S. did take advantage in the 90’s and created a lot of unnecessary economic hardship. The drugged up political elite do see trust and cooperation as weakness. Welcome to their nightmare world.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    ouch, the big chess player is not able to foresee the opposite playaers steps???

    and how is with trust in turky, wladulko?

    if you were man, you would say: ladies and gentlemen, the game is over. in one week we will nuke all countries, which have forces or support rebels in syria. and syria = golan inclusive.

    but …

    • Tudor Miron

      Solomosha, I didn’t want to comment but could not resist – are you really that stupid or just a misantrop that hates humans (all of them)?

      • Solomon Krupacek

        but could not resist

        you are weak. like all russians.

      • More

        Tudor Miron
        Face reality, apart from being weak and feeble, Putin in common with the Russians is a born loser.

    • Valery Grigoryev

      There is a strategic game between Russia and Turkey. Russia is trying to pull Turkey off the coverage of the US influence. Turkey understands it, and tries to use it to its own profit.

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        Valery Grigoryev
        “…Russia is trying to pull Turkey off the coverage of the US influence….”

        You revel in your own fantasy.

        Turkey is firmly in the Neoconservative orbit as are majority of the successful economies in the world.

        When the time is right Turkey will assist in breaking up the Russian Federation so it can be looted and plundered.

        Majority of the countries that looked to Russia have been destroyed, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.

        Only loser countries like Iran, Cuba, Venezuela etc look to Russia whilst they wait for their economies, infrastructure or military to be destroyed.

        • John Whitehot

          “Only loser countries like Iran, Cuba, Venezuela etc look to Russia whilst they wait for their economies, infrastructure or military to be destroyed”

          and the winner is….
          Ukraine !!

          LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

          • More

            John Whitehot
            Its Saturday evening, Shalom Shabbath.

            Face facts and face reality, any country that looks to Putin – Russia gets blitzkrieg’d.

            When the time is right, it will be Russia’s turn.

          • RichardD
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            RichardD
            Both Putin and the Russian military are weak, feeble and useless.

            Russia is incapable of standing up even one of the following countries or organizations, US, NATO, Turkey, Saudi, Qatar, IS, etc.

            In 2015, Russia got involved in Syria, as at last week, IS are still in Damascus area.

          • RichardD

            I deal with facts on the ground. Your Jew world order terrorists and subversives have lost massive ground while the government has gained it. Those are the FACTS. You’re lies don’t change that. And unless something changes, which probably isn’t going to happen. It will continue until Syria is secure and on the Golan border with a conventional and nuclear superior force to help get that and other problems corrected.

            This wouldn’t have happened without state of the art Russian military support. Your lies don’t change that.

          • More

            RichardD
            “…I deal with facts on the ground. …”

            Read Southfront:

            Fact:
            As at last week, IS are still in Damascus area.

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            RichardD
            All of Russia’s military might will not save it, the destruction of the Russian Federation will take place from inside Russia itself.

            The modern history of Russia for the last 100 years is to be looted and plundered.

            This has been the reality for Russia spanning the last 100 years:

            1. 1917 – 1922 Russian Empire, broken up, looted and plundered by the Khazars

            2. 1922 – 1991 USSR, broken up, looted and plundered by the Khazars

            3. 1992 – 2005 Russian Federation looted and plundered by the Khazars approved by Yeltsin

            4. 2005 – 2017 Russian Federation still looted and plundered by the Khazars approved by Putin

          • RichardD

            I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

          • RichardD

            Soon Israel will have a unified Syria with a conventional and nuclear superior military coalition on it’s northern border to deal with the Golan and other chronic violations of UN and other international law resolutions that the Jews are guilty of.

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            RichardD
            “…Soon Israel will have a unified Syria…”

            You love to reveal in fantasy.

            This is the Bottom-line:
            Putin and Netanyahu consider themselves to be “Best Friends” and Partners in all spheres including Business and Military.

            The Syrian military do not have full control or any control over the following areas:

            1. Al Tanf
            2. Deraa
            3. Idlib
            4. Raqqa
            5. Deir Ez Zor
            6. Aleppo region
            7. Homs region
            8. Palmyra area
            9. Hama region
            10. Damascus area
            11. Golan

            Etc.

          • RichardD

            No, I deal with facts on the ground. Your Jew world order terrorists and subversives have lost massive ground while the government has gained it. Those are the FACTS. You’re lies don’t change that. And unless something changes, which probably isn’t going to happen. It will continue until Syria is secure and on the Golan border with a conventional and nuclear superior force to help get that and other problems corrected.

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            RichardD
            “…Those are the FACTS….”

            Putin and Netanyahu consider themselves to be “Best Friends” and Partners in all spheres including Business and Military.

            The Syrian military do not have full control or any control over the following areas:

            1. Al Tanf
            2. Deraa
            3. Idlib
            4. Raqqa
            5. Deir Ez Zor
            6. Aleppo region
            7. Homs region
            8. Palmyra area
            9. Hama region
            10. Damascus area
            11. Golan

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            RichardD
            “…I deal with facts on the ground….”

            You deal with nonsense and fantasy.

            If the anti Syrian government forces were defeated there would be no battles raging all over Syria.

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      Solomon Krupacek

      Apart from being weak and feeble, Putin in common with the Russians is a born loser.

      The Russian Federation should expect nothing less than to be put out of its misery so it can be broken up, looted and plundered.

  • More

    Putin:
    “The biggest mistake our country made was that we put too much trust in you; and your mistake was that you saw this trust as a lack of power and you abused it,’

    Yet another reason why both Putin and Russians are fools as well as born losers.

    This is exactly what the Neoconservatives expected of Putin as he is weak, feeble and useless with a do the minimum or do nothing puppet of his Khazarim whom he calls “Russians”.

    Putin has laid the groundwork for his Khazarim to destroy the Russian Federation within the next two or three decades to break up the Russian Federation so it can be looted and plundered.

    • John Whitehot

      “Yet another reason why both Putin and Russians are fools as well as born losers”

      while Ukraine and the US are hookers hanging around the sidewalk awaiting to be picked up by cars with a six-point star, because as you know well, to pay debts you gotta do waht you gotta do.

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        John Whitehot
        Ukraine and the US can be whatever.

        The fact remains Putin and the Russians are doomed born losers.

        Putin is making sure the Russian Federation will be broken up, its economy and infrastructure destroyed just like Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.

        • John Whitehot

          this universe says otherwise, but i ‘d feel bad about breaking your illusions.

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            John Whitehot
            “…this universe says otherwise…”

            You are living in fantasy, face global earth reality.

            Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other, the reason, Putin is weak, feeble as well as useless and the Russians are fools as well as born losers.

            Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore, wealthy Russians love to move their corruptly acquired money by the Billions offshore into US$s, Euros, SFr, etc.

            Russians including Putin love to send their children and families to live in Europe rather than live in Russia.

            Putin’s do the minimum or do nothing record:
            Syria:
            Country that put its trust in Putin – Russia in 2010.
            Result:
            Syria 500,000 killed, 1.9 million injured, 6 million displaced or refugees, infrastructure destroyed, economy trashed.

            Associated countries that have been “Axed”:

            Palestine – Gaza:
            Putin has done nothing

            Afghanistan:
            Putin Supported US NATO war and invasion

            Iraq:
            Putin did nothing but talk about it.

            Lebanon 2006:
            Putin did nothing, not even talk about it

            Libya:
            Medvedev – Putin – Russia did not veto UNSC to stop the No Fly Zone

            Iran Sanctions:
            Putin did nothing but talk about it

            Ukraine:
            Donbas kept in limbo and 1 million plus ethnic Russian refugees fled out of Ukraine. etc.

          • John Whitehot

            if i were you, i wouldnt be that sure on to who’s living in a fantasy..

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            John Whitehot More • 3 days ago
            “…i wouldnt be that sure on to who’s living in a fantasy….”

            That’s because you are, LoL:)))

    • RichardD
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        RichardD
        Putin’s cabal siphon offshore all surplus profits, the ordinary Russians see very little or nothing of Russia’s money.

        After China, Putin’s cabal are the world’s 2nd largest for siphoning money offshore.

        • RichardD

          No debt, strong economic growth, a rising standard of living and a state of the art military. You’re lies don’t change that.

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            RichardD
            Repeat:
            Putin’s cabal siphon offshore all surplus profits, the ordinary Russians see very little or nothing of Russia’s money.

            Fact:
            Putin’s Corrupt Kosher cabal are looting and plundering Russia dry of US$ Billions.

            Russia lost US$782.5 Billion in illicit outflows from 1994-2011.

            In 2008 for which illicit outflow data is available, the Russian economy lost at least US$200 Billion in illicit financial outflow.

            Cyprus Round-Tripping
            Cyprus, a small island nation with an annual GDP of US$23 billion and is both the largest source and destination of Russian foreign direct investment (FDI) from 2009-2011.

            Cyprus sent US$128.8 billion into Russia in 2011 alone, more than 5 times Cyprus’s GDP..

            Etc.

            Russia: Illicit Financial Flows and the Underground Economy
            http://www.gfintegrity.org/report/country-case-study-russia/

          • RichardD

            Russia has extremely low debt and the second strongest military on the planet by any objective measure. You don’t get that without a powerhouse economy and an advanced prosperous society.

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            RichardD
            “…You don’t get that without a powerhouse economy and an advanced prosperous society….”

            What the Russians get in Putin’s “powerhouse economy” :

            Khazars in Russia:
            “They should come here, to Russia. We are ready to accept them.”
            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/20/putin-says-europes-jews-should-move-to-russia/?utm_term=.7faf954b1280

            Putin’s army of Khazar Billionaires who started with nothing and corruptly acquired Russian State assets now own large part of the Russian economy.

            Jerusalem Post:
            AT PUTIN’S SIDE, AN ARMY OF JEWISH BILLIONAIRES
            http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/At-Putins-side-an-army-of-Jewish-billionaires

            Russians in Russia:
            20 million Russians live in poverty on US$139 per month and up to 50% of Russians live on the breadline with US$500 or less income per month.

            Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

            The reason, Putin is weak, feeble as well as useless and the Russians are fools as well as born losers.

            Add the icing on the cake, Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

            There is nothing more Russians love to do than move their corruptly acquired money by the Billions offshore into US$s, Euros, SFr, etc.

            Russians including Putin love to send their children and families to live in Europe rather than live in Russia.

          • RichardD

            “Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.”

            Russia has the largest economy in Europe, surpassing Germany, which means that the Russian economy is growing faster than the German economy. Russia is at the bottom of the debt to gdp and unemployment levels. Russia has the second most powerful state of the art military on the planet and one of the most highly rated presidents by the citizenry. And is leading humanity to victory over the evil Jew world order in Syria with non stop success after success. With the government decreasing the land controlled by the opposition every month.

            You keep pointing to poverty and corruption in Russia as reasons to criticize Russia. When the US, EU, China and others all have similar problems and Russia is ahead of most of them in all of the other areas that I’ve just described.

            No Russia isn’t the basket case that you’re trying to portray it as, and no Syria isn’t the losing the war as you’ve been fantasizing and lying about for months.

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            RichardD
            Russia can have whatever.

            Putin’s cabal steals all of it.

            Its people, approx 20 million Russians live in poverty with an income of US$139 per month.

            Also approx 50% of Russians live on the breadline, edge of poverty with an income of US$500 or less per month.

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            RichardD

            Roseneft Theft 2016.
            The alleged purchase by Qatar and Glencore of 20% stake was a charade as they only purchased a small fraction of the 20%, the majority of the stake went into unknown ownership.

            Glencore and Qatar contributed only Euro 300 Million to the deal, less than 3
            percent of the purchase price, which it said in a statement on Dec. 10 had bought an “indirect equity interest” limited to just 0.54 percent of Rosneft.

            How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it
            http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-rosneft-privatisation-insight-idUSKBN1582OH

            More than a month after Russia announced one of its biggest privatizations since the 1990s, selling a 19.5 percent stake in its giant oil company Rosneft, it still isn’t possible to determine from public records the full identities of those who bought it.

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        RichardD
        1. Should be against inflation.
        2. These are average figures with the Top 1% taking the income growth.
        3. Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

        2017 Fact:
        Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

        • RichardD

          Prove it liar.

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            RichardD
            “…Prove it liar….”

            Your stats reflect an average of Putin’s corrupt Billionaires along approx 20 million Russians.

            Who are living in poverty with an approx income of 9,452 Roubles (approx US$139) a month.

          • RichardD

            And 45 million in the US are on food stamps, the richest country in the world.

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            RichardD
            You care about the US, LoL:)))

            Whilst Russia has 20 million living in poverty and up to 50% of its population with an income of less than US$500.

            US Facts under Khazar control:
            Wealth Inequality:
            Median adult wealth in the US is 27th out of 27 high-income countries, putting it behind Cyprus, Taiwan, Ireland, Spain, etc as well as most of Europe.

            Per capita median income in the US ($18,700) is also relatively low and unchanged since 2000.

            The US has the Fourth highest wealth inequality in the world. Citing the Gini coefficient, a common inequality metric and data from Wall Street Journal/Mercer Human Resource Consulting, this inequality slows economic growth, impedes youth opportunities, and ultimately threatens the nation’s future

            The US has a worsening income inequality evident in the ratio of average CEO earnings to average workers pay. That ratio went from 24:1 in 1965 to 262:1 in 2005.

            Child Poverty:
            US child poverty is worse than in any developed country anywhere, including Greece devastated by a Euro crisis, and below eastern European nations such as Poland, Lithuania and Estonia.

            For Child Poverty the US ranked at the bottom, above only Romania, children in all of Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan fare better.

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/10/29/child-poverty-in-the-u-s-is-among-the-worst-in-the-developed-world/?utm_term=.c4b015804b76

            Poverty:
            The US has more percentage of people living in poverty than Morocco and Albania.

            Officially, 14.5% of Americans are impoverished, 45.3 million people according to the latest US Census data. America’s poor are more often in their prime working years or in households with single mothers.

            Pensioners – Seniors:
            The elderly in the US are in dire straits with 1 in 3 seniors who are poorer today versus 50 years ago when it was 1 in 10.

            Healthcare:
            55 million Americans cannot afford Medical Insurance and live on the fringes of civilized society:
            https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/mediareleasedatabase/press-releases/2015-press-releases-items/2015-07-28.html

            More American women are dying during pregnancy and childbirth. For every 100,000 births in the United States, 18.5 women die. Saudi Arabia and Canada have half that maternal death rate.

            Social Security and Welfare:
            66 million Americans depend on Social Security to survive their daily life:
            https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/stat_snapshot/

            More welfare recipients (109 million plus) in the US. than full-time workers:

            According to the Census Bureau, there were 105,862,000 full-time workers who were outnumbered by 109,631,000 getting benefits from means-tested federal programs,

            e.g. Welfare
            http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/jan/28/terry-jeffrey/are-there-more-welfare-recipients-us-full-time-wor/

            Nutrition:
            Food Stamps Still Feed One in Seven Americans:

            The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, is the formal name for food stamps.
            https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-03/food-stamps-still-feed-one-in-seven-americans-despite-recovery

            Low Income
            63 percent of Americans currently live paycheck to paycheck. Most Americans are one paycheck away from the street:
            http://www.marketwatch.com/story/most-americans-are-one-paycheck-away-from-the-street-2016-01-06

            Education
            The US is near the bottom in a skills survey by the OECD which examined other developed nations.

            In Skills Outlook, the US placed 16th in adult literacy, 21st in adult numeracy out of 23, and 14th in problem-solving.

            Prison population
            Rank of US is First out of 224 countries

            More than 2.2 million Americans are in jail. Only China with a huge population comes close with about 1.66 million.

          • RichardD

            I carry a gun here in the US every day. Do you?

            Your idiocy of trying to portray Russia as some type of corrupt impoverished country doesn’t wash when they have no debt, the second strongest military in the world and modern cities. It’s just complete nonsense. You could say the same things about the US and people would look at you like you’re some kind of nut case.

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            RichardD
            “…Your idiocy of trying to portray Russia as some type of corrupt impoverished country doesn’t wash…”

            The idiocy is yours.

            Russians in Russia:
            20 million Russians live in poverty on US$139 per month and up to 50% of Russians live on the breadline with US$500 or less income per month.

            Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

            Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

            There is nothing more Russians love to do than move their corruptly acquired money by the Billions offshore into US$s, Euros, SFr, etc.

            Russians including Putin love to send their children and families to live in Europe rather than live in Russia.

          • RichardD

            Putin has the highest approval rating by far of any comparable leader. You don’t get that with a poorly run impoverished country with free access to the internet. Your demonization of Russia is fiction.

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            RichardD
            Putin Popularity has started to decline Down to 73%
            https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/22/millions-more-russians-living-in-poverty-as-economic-crisis-bites

            Polls are an indication of Putin’s popularity but the real test is the Presidential election.

            In 2012, Putin won by 63%, his popularity had slipped and he was in tears (fact recorded on BBC TV news) as he did not win by a larger margin.

            Now it is 2017, the Russian populace has had enough of Putin and his corrupt cabal, just two weeks ago there were mass anti Putin protests across 80 cities of the Russian Federation.

            By 2018, at the next PE, Putin might win but with a lot less than the 63% he achieved in 2012.

          • RichardD

            Putin’s ratings are a whole lot higher than the EU failures and the mess that they’ve made that you keep misrepresenting as some kind of great accomplishment:

            “more than a third of the population was at risk of poverty or social exclusion in three EU Member States: Bulgaria (41.3 %), Romania (37.3 %) and Greece (35.7 %).Aug 16, 2017”

            People at risk of poverty or social exclusion – European Commission
            ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics…/index…/People_at_risk_of_poverty_or_social_exclusio…

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            RichardD
            “…Putin’s ratings are a whole lot higher than the EU failures …”

            Who cares about the popularity of Euro trash, you !

            It is Putin’s popularity which is declining.

            Reason:
            Russia is being robbed blind by Putin’s cabal, its surplus wealth is siphoned offshore.

          • RichardD
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            RichardD
            “…Quality of Life, Russia #27…” >>>> INCORRECT !

            Read your link again, the Quality of Life is No 41 for Russia.

            However Russia is at the bottom of European countries despite having 40$ of the worlds natural resources along with the worlds largest black earth fertile land and fresh non salt water.

            Overall, Russia is an average of 27 because of factors like “Adventure”, etc,.

            Even poverty stricken Asian countries like India 25 and Thailand 26 have a better overall ranking than Russia.

          • RichardD
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            RichardD
            Just because Russia has 5.1% unemployment does not mean approx 20 million of its people have to live in poverty with an income of US$139 (approx).

            And up to 50% of Russians have to live on the breadline, edge of poverty with an income of US$500 per month or less.

          • RichardD
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            RichardD
            Just because Russia has low employment does not mean approx 20 million of its people have to live in poverty with an income of US$139 (approx).

            And up to 50% of Russians have to live on the breadline, edge of poverty with an income of US$500 per month or less.

          • RichardD

            45 million Americans are on food stamps. Russia is 27 on the quality of life index out of 198 countries. So what’s your point, that Russia and the US are lousy places? Russia and the US are numbers 2 and 1 for illegal immigration destinations.

            I mean really what are you trying to accomplish with all of your anti Russia anti US negativity and lies?

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            RichardD

            Who cares about Americans on food stamps.

            The discussion is on Putin and Russia.

            Russians in Russia:
            20 million Russians live in poverty on US$139 per month and up to 50% of Russians live on the breadline with US$500 or less income per month.

            Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

            Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

            There is nothing more Russians love to do than move their corruptly acquired money by the Billions offshore into US$s, Euros, SFr, etc.

            Russians including Putin love to send their children and families to live in Europe rather than live in Russia.

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        RichardD
        You are promoting fantasy.

        Your own link shows the Russian GDP has declined starting from 2014.

        Russian GDP Declined in 2014
        Russian GDP Declined in 2015
        Russian GDP Declined in 2016

        • RichardD

          I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

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            RichardD
            “…I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate…”

            That’s because you cannot face the facts you posted:

            Your own link shows the Russian GDP has declined starting from 2014.

            Russian GDP Declined in 2014
            Russian GDP Declined in 2015
            Russian GDP Declined in 2016

    • RichardD
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        RichardD
        You are promoting fantasy.

        Yet Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

        The reason, Putin is weak, feeble as well as useless and the Russians are fools as well as born losers.

        Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

        • RichardD

          “Yet Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.”

          Really, where’s the proof? Putin wouldn’t have the highest approval rating if your lies were even remotely true.

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            RichardD
            Tuesday 22 March 2016 01.07 GMT
            https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/22/millions-more-russians-living-in-poverty-as-economic-crisis-bites

            Putin Popularity has started to decline sown to 73%:
            Aided by state media, Putin has managed to maintain a vertiginous approval rating in spite of economic woes, reaching 87% in August, according to the Levada Centre, an independent pollster based in Moscow.

            But the pollster’s latest data shows the population’s trust in Putin has eroded, dropping 10% over the last year to reach 73% this month.

            Poverty 2015:
            An average of 19.2 million Russians – or 13.4% of the population – were living last year on less than 9,452 roubles ($139) a month, the minimum subsistence level determined by the Russian government in the fourth quarter.

            This figure represents a 20% increase year-on-year, with an average 16.1 million people living below the poverty threshold in 2014.

            2016:
            Millions more Russians living in poverty as economic crisis bites

            Nearly 20 million now surviving on wages which are below the poverty threshold according to latest state statistics

          • RichardD

            There’s a lot “poverty” in the US, the richest country in the world. Using similar statistics with 45 million people on food stamps.

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            RichardD
            “…There’s a lot “poverty” in the US…”

            Could not care less about the US, its situation is worse than what you have described.

            Russia has 40% of the worlds resources along with Putin’s Kosher cabal looting and plundering Russia as well siphoning offshore money whilst Russia has the highest poverty in Europe.

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        RichardD
        You are promoting fantasy.

        These are the words from the link you posted, read it again:
        http://akarlin.com/2013/07/russias-economy-overtakes-germany/

        “…Furthermore, it’s looking as if Russia might have a real chance of overtaking Portugal next year. Just as Putin promised in 2003! (Double GDP; overtake Portugal in 10 years). But even if that fails, at least overtaking Greece is all but assured, so even if Russia misses out on Portugal it will still get to say it is no longer the poorest “proper” European country…”

        • RichardD

          I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

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            RichardD
            “…I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate…”

            These are the words from the link you posted, read it again:
            http://akarlin.com/2013/07/russias-economy-overtakes-germany/

            “…Furthermore, it’s looking as if Russia might have a real chance of overtaking Portugal next year. Just as Putin promised in 2003! (Double GDP; overtake Portugal in 10 years). But even if that fails, at least overtaking Greece is all but assured, so even if Russia misses out on Portugal it will still get to say it is no longer the poorest “proper” European country…”

    • RichardD

      You’re insane.

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        RichardD

        You need to face reality, Russia has 40% of the worlds resources and Putin has had 17 years to straighten out Russia and its economy.

        Yet Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

        The reason, Putin is weak, feeble as well as useless and the Russians are fools as well as born losers.

        Add the icing on the cake, Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

        There is nothing more Russians love to do than move their corruptly acquired money by the Billions offshore into US$s, Euros, SFr, etc.

        Russians including Putin love to send their children and families to live in Europe rather than live in Russia.

        • RichardD

          No debt, strong economic growth, a rising standard of living and a state of the art military. You’re lies don’t change that.

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            RichardD
            Peoples living standard and well being are important.

            Face reality:
            Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

          • RichardD

            Russia is the largest economy in Europe you idiot, bigger than Germany.

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            RichardD
            “…Russia is the largest economy in Europe you idiot, bigger than Germany….”

            There is a reason why majority of the rag heads / towel heads “Arab” migrants want to get into Germany and not Russia.

            What good is a large economy if approx 20 million Russians are living in poverty with an income of US$139 per month and up to 50% of Russian population is living close to poverty on less than US$500 per month..

  • Kira Binkley

    That Putin is right does’t seem to matter to western mainstream media.

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      Kira Binkley
      Fact:
      Russia has 40% of the worlds resources.

      The reality is Putin – Russia has had 17 years to straighten out Russia and its economy.

      Yet Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

      Reason:
      Putin is weak, feeble as well as useless and the Russians are fools as well as born losers.

      Add the icing on the cake, Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

      • Kira Binkley

        You are, simply, wrong. You must be an American. Because you are American-Stupid. Americans do not read, and are crazy-jealous over the Russian success, all over the world, and with world leaders.
        I have said this before: Power is shifting eastwards, and the Russian Federation is best positioned, both geographically and culturally, to bring about a “joining” of the East and West hemispheres. No matter what the orange Pipsqueak in the White House tries to tell you. Trump will never, repeat NEVER, have my help or approval.
        KIRASEER. Repeat, SEER.

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          Kira Binkley
          “….Because you are American-Stupid. Americans do not read, and are crazy-jealous over the Russian success…”

          You live in a world of fantasy opinions.

          The things you write apply to you, example:
          Because you are Stupid. do not read, and are crazy over the Russian failures.

          The part you failed to read is:

          Fact:
          Russia has 40% of the worlds resources.

          The reality is Putin – Russia has had 17 years to straighten out Russia and its economy.

          Yet Russia remains the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

          Reason:
          Putin is weak, feeble as well as useless and the Russians are fools as well as born losers.

          Add the icing on the cake, Putin has turned Russia into the most corrupt country in Europe with all surplus money siphoned offshore.

  • Lex

    Russia’s star will continue to rise as the US empire flounders in strategic muddle – oust Assad? back Kurds? Iraq government? Moderate rebels? Fight ISIS? All the world can see the USA as a blundering rogue state desperately printing fake dollars to keep the rusty aircraft carriers from crashing into fishing boats. The US taxpayers sends their meager earnings to Israel who uses it to ream the US from behind – 99% of the US government are paid Zionist whores. People say Russia is “beholden to Israel” – hah! That must be why they are allied with Iran and the Assad government – sworn enemies of Israel and the USA. Everywhere you look in the world today there is Russia and China, Russia and China, signing deals, winning battles, sticking to agreements, staying out of other people’s business – the USA, however is training young African kids to die in hopeless endless wars against CIA terrorists, encouraging Kurds to secede from Iraq then leaving them floundering, backing “moderate” jihadis wearing ten different uniforms and flags – all doomed to die at the hands of the great resistance axis. RIP American Empire.

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      Lex
      “…Russia’s star will continue to rise…”

      Your opinions are fantasy.

      Russia has 40% of the worlds resources, Putin has had 17 years to straighten out Russia and its economy.

      Yet Russia remains the most corrupt as well as the poorest country in Europe and the developed world with more people impoverished and living in poverty than any other.

      • RichardD

        Russia has the largest economy in Europe, surpassing Germany, which means that the Russian economy is growing faster than the German economy. Russia is at the bottom of the debt to gdp and unemployment levels. Russia has the second most powerful state of the art military on the planet and one of the most highly rated presidents by the citizenry. And is leading humanity to victory over the evil Jew world order in Syria with non stop success after success. With the government decreasing the land controlled by the opposition every month.

        You keep pointing to poverty and corruption in Russia as reasons to criticize Russia. When the US, EU, China and others all have similar problems and Russia is ahead of most of them in all of the other areas that I’ve just described.

        No Russia isn’t the basket case that you’re trying to portray it as, and no Syria isn’t the losing the war as you’ve been fantasizing and lying about for months.

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          RichardD
          “…Russia has the largest economy in Europe…”

          Russia can be the largest anything and everything, the bottomline is Putin’s cabal are robbing Russia blind and the people get little from its economy.

          The result after 17 years of Putin, Russians are amongst the poorest people in Europe.

          Approx 20 million Russians living in poverty with a monthly income of approx US$139 per month.

          Approx 50% of Russians living on the breadline, edge of poverty with an income of US$500 per month or less.

          • RichardD

            Really? With almost no government debt, a growing economy, massive infrastructure, military, and social spending, and one of the best run governments on the planet, “the bottomline is Putin’s cabal are robbing Russia blind and the people get little from its economy”

            Where’s the proof?

            Using your standards that you’re applying to Russia the same thing could be said about the US, EU, China or any other government.

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            RichardD
            “…the same thing could be said about the US, EU, China or any other…”

            Already posted the proof.

            Other countries can be whatever, the discussion is about Russia who have everything that is wonderful yet Russians are poverty stricken, 20 million living in poverty and half of the Russian population living on the edge of poverty.

            Reason:
            Putin’s cabal are stealing its wealth to the MaXxx.

          • RichardD

            I didn’t see any proof that:

            “Putin’s cabal are stealing its wealth to the MaXxx”

            causing

            “Russians are poverty stricken, 20 million living in poverty and half of the Russian population living on the edge of poverty.”

            Where’s the proof, not allegations, proof of this that would meet judicial and scientific standards of evidence?

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            RichardD

            Corruption in Russia

            Corruption is perceived to be a significant problem in Russia, impacting all aspects of life, including:
            Public Administration
            Law Enforcement
            Healthcare
            Education
            Etc

            The phenomenon of corruption is strongly established in the historical model of public governance in Russia and attributed to general weakness of rule of law in Russia.

            According to 2016 results of Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, Russia ranked 131st place out of 176 countries with score 29, etc

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Russia

          • RichardD

            “Anti-corruption efforts[edit]
            Further information: Russian anti-corruption campaign and Combating Corruption
            An anticorruption campaign in modern Russia began on April 4, 1992, when President Boris Yeltsin issued a decree entitled “The fight against corruption in the public service”. This document prohibited officials from engaging in business activities. Moreover, state employees were required to provide information about their income, personal property and real estate holdings, bank deposits and securities, as well as financial liabilities. The implementation of the decree, which formed the basis of the laws on combating corruption and on civil service, was vested in the presidential control directorate. Russia passed the first package of anti-corruption laws in 2008 in response to its ratification of the UN’s Convention against Corruption and the Council of Europe’s “Criminal Law Convention on Corruption”. The decree “On Anti-Corruption Measures” was signed by former President and current Prime Minister Medvedev in May of that year. Since then, numerous changes have been implemented to the Russia’s anti-corruption legislation with the purpose of combating bribery and improving its business climate. The Russian anti-corruption campaign is an ongoing effort by the Russian government to curb corruption, which has been recognized as one of Russia’s most serious problems. Central documents in the campaign include the National Anti-Corruption Plan, introduced by Medvedev in 2009, and the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, introduced in 2010. The central organ in the campaign is the Anti-Corruption Council, established in 2008. Medvedev has made fighting corruption one of the top agendas of his presidency. In the first meeting of the Council on 30 September 2008, Medvedev said: “I will repeat one simple, but very painful thing. Corruption in our country has become rampant. It has become commonplace and characterises the life of the Russian society.”[22]
            In 2012, the government adopted a new law requiring public servants and employees of state organisations to disclose their source of funds and both their and their families’ acquisitions of property, including real estate, securities, stock and vehicles. The legislation has also, for the first time, defined conflict of interest in connection to public officials and extended anti-corruption legislation to the military. The last modification to the Federal Anti-Corruption Law No. 273 was made in December 2012 and it was implemented on January 1, 2013. By upgrading the Anti-Corruption Law with Article 13.3, Russia has made a significant step towards strengthening the framework of its anti-corruption legislation, aligning it with the best practices recognized on the international level, such as the UK Bribery Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This articles 13.3 of the Anti-corruption Law requires organizations to develop and implement anti-corruption measures such as (i) appointing a specific department or an official to be responsible for preventing corruption and related offences; (ii) cooperating with enforcement authorities; (iii) developing and implementing standards and procedures for ethical business practices; (iv) establishing an ethical code of conduct for personnel; (v) preventing and resolving conflicts of interest; and (vi) preventing the filing of false or off-the-record reports and the use of forged documents. Russia also joined the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 2012 and has the G20 Presidency in 2013, where fighting corruption is one of three main issues on the agenda. Companies should therefore actively ensure that they stay compliant with the new amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law.
            The anti-money-laundering initiative[edit]
            Corruption has an obvious connection with money laundering as the stolen assets of a corrupt public official are useless unless they are placed, layered and integrated into the global financial network in a manner that does not raise suspicion. The proceeds of corruption may be laundered in jurisdictions which have not enacted strict anti-money laundering measures and in countries which uphold very strict bank-secretary laws or regulations. This is the reason why the “de-offshorization” policy endorsed by President Putin in 2012 and 2013 (after the Cyprus Affaire) is often considered to be a new anti-corruption measure. The government’s recent initiatives for gradually strengthening control over financial operations of organisations and citizens have been the subject of The Russian Federal Financial Monitoring Service (“Rosfinmonitoring”). A law has been drafted, which introduced amendments to a number of legal acts and aimed at increasing the transparency of currency transactions and at strengthening anti-money laundering measures in Russia. This respective law, with corresponding amendments, was passed on 30 June 2013. The law introduces changes to a variety of legislative acts and ensures the overall enhancement of control over businesses and citizens with respect to financial operations.
            The most important amendments for businesses are those that modify the regulation of banking activity. The amendments considerably affect credit organizations which would most likely be required to amend their internal anti money laundering policies and procedures for identification of customers. On one hand, they allow the bankers to demand disclosure of the transaction purpose from the client. On the other hand, this might raise substantial risks in terms of optimizing business, including potential delay in completing payments.
            National Plan to Counter Corruption[edit]
            Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new national anti-corruption plan for the period from 2014 to 2015. The president ordered executive and legislative authorities by July 1, 2014 to make relevant amendments to their anti-corruption plans and to ensure control over their execution. A relevant order was included in the National Plan to Counter Corruption for 2014–2015.
            The governor of the Komi republic was arrested for stealing money from state funds.[23]”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Russia

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            RichardD
            All your ranting and raving is useless.

            The fact remains:
            Russian has the highest number of people living in poverty and on the edge of poverty in Europe.

            Approx 20 million Russians live in poverty with an income of US$139 per month.

            Approx 50% of Russians live on the breadline, edge of poverty with an income of US$500 or less per month.

          • RichardD

            Quoting LE efforts against corruption isn’t ranting and raving. I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

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            RichardD
            “…I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate…”

            You argue endlessly because you cannot face reality regarding:

            Poverty in Russia
            April 06, 2017
            Number Of Russians In Poverty Hits Decade-High
            https://www.rferl.org/a/recession-sanctions-left-20-million-russians-living-poverty-2016-up-300000-2015/28413387.html

            Corruption in Russia
            Corruption is perceived to be a significant problem in Russia, impacting all aspects of life, including:
            Public Administration
            Law Enforcement
            Healthcare
            Education
            Business
            Etc
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Russia

          • RichardD

            I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

            ——-

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            RichardD

            Refusing to accept reality.

            Reality 2017:

            Go and visit the Russian Federation, you will see it with your own eyes.

            Russian Poverty Pictures:

            https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Poverty+in+Russia&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB746GB747&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiiksPpuZHXAhWCJhoKHW1qBJAQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=666

            Number Of Russians In Poverty Hits Decade-High
            https://www.rferl.org/a/recession-sanctions-left-20-million-russians-living-poverty-2016-up-300000-2015/28413387.html

          • Kira Binkley

            No, he cannot face the reality of debating with someone so disconnected from reality.
            KiraSEER

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            Kira Binkley
            Delusional opinions as ever.

            Reality 2017:

            Number Of Russians In Poverty Hits Decade-High

            https://www.rferl.org/a/recession-sanctions-left-20-million-russians-living-poverty-2016-up-300000-2015/28413387.html

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            RichardD

            Corruption in Russia, 2017 Russian protests
            Within the last month, October 2017 had the largest ever protest by hundreds of thousands of Russians across 80 cities regarding corruption in Russia.

            On 26 March 2017, protests against alleged corruption in the federal Russian government took place simultaneously in many cities across the country.

            They were triggered by the lack of proper response from the Russian authorities to the published investigative film “He Is Not Dimon to You”, which has garnered more than 23 million views on YouTube.

            By Sunday evening, riot police in body armor and helmets had hauled over a thousand demonstrators in central Moscow, as the crowd, numbering in the tens of thousands, cheered, whistled and chanted:

            “Shame!”, “Medvedev, resign!” and “Putin is a thief!”

            Approx 38% of surveyed Russians supported the protests and that 67% held Putin “entirely” or “to a large extent” responsible for high-level corruption.

            A new wave of mass protests occurred on 12 June 2017.

            After another arrest of Alexei Navalny on September 29, hours before a planned rally in Nizhny Novgorod, a new wave of protests was announced for October 7, the birthday of Vladimir Putin.

            Etc.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Russian_protests

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            RichardD
            “…I didn’t see any proof…”

            The proof is Russia’s economic miracle you promote whilst ordinary Russians starve.

            Go and visit the Russian Federation, you will see it with your own eyes.

            Russian Poverty Pictures:
            https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Poverty+in+Russia&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB746GB747&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiiksPpuZHXAhWCJhoKHW1qBJAQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=666

            Poverty in Russia
            April 06, 2017
            Number Of Russians In Poverty Hits Decade-High
            https://www.rferl.org/a/recession-sanctions-left-20-million-russians-living-poverty-2016-up-300000-2015/28413387.html

          • RichardD

            I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

            —–

          • RichardD

            Your statements are insane. Show me the pictures of 60 million Russians in a bread line. You can’t, because you’re lying.

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            RichardD
            “…Your statements are insane. Show me the pictures of 60 million…”

            Go and visit the Russian Federation, you will see it with your own eyes.

            Russian Poverty Pictures:
            https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Poverty+in+Russia&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB746GB747&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiiksPpuZHXAhWCJhoKHW1qBJAQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=666

            Poverty in Russia
            April 06, 2017
            Number Of Russians In Poverty Hits Decade-High
            https://www.rferl.org/a/recession-sanctions-left-20-million-russians-living-poverty-2016-up-300000-2015/28413387.html

          • RichardD

            I’m not going to waste my time trying to conduct a rational debate with a crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line.

            ——

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            RichardD
            “…crazy person making insane claims that half of the population of Russia is living on a bread line….”

            All because you live in the world of Putin’s Russian economic miracle where Khazars become Billionaires whilst the average Russian gets poorer.

            You need to try and live on US$139 per month like 20 million Russians living in poverty.

            Or try to live like approx 50% of Russians living on US$500 or less per month.

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          RichardD
          “…corruption in Russia as reasons to criticize Russia. …”

          Just because the Khazar controlled countries are corrupt, example US, Canada, EU, UK, etc does not mean Russia has to be corrupt as well.

          Russia has to end its corruption so its people can lead better lives.

  • Kira Binkley

    Can you tell me this: why do the “crazies” on Southfront always seem to bring up something about Jews on an otherwise neutral article?
    What is the problem?!
    KirasEER

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      Kira Binkley
      “…What is the problem?!….”

      You are.

      People are allowed to express their views but in your case, the trademark of your misfit people is to

      Prevent freedom of association
      Prevent freedom of expression
      Prevent freedom of thought