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May 12 17:58

Vladimir Putin on verge of getting powerful new ally in EU as ITALY goes pro-Russia

High-ranking Brussels are reportedly deeply anxious about the outcome of leadership negotiations between the right-wing Lega and anti-establishment Five Star Movement who are locked in talks following the March 4 election which ended in a hung parliament.

If Five Star manage to agree a compromise with Lega Brussels could see a major EU country lobbying for pro-Russian measures in the EU Parliament.

The two parties have similar views not only on the EU, which they believe is too intrusive in the Italian politics and crippled the country’s economy with its austerity measures, but also on Russia.

Both the Five Star and Lega’s electoral programmes vowed to work towards a normalisation of relations between Italy and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, supported by the Kremlin, and asked to put an end to sanctions against Moscow following the annexation of Crimea.

May 12 17:51

‘Novichok’ brand now a rapidly-growing trademark for Russian products

Many Russian companies are now registering products under the ‘Novichok’ trademark – the chemical the UK says poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. From sunflower oil to detergents, ‘Novichok’ is the new black.

May 12 11:17

U.S. MOVES FORWARD WITH MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR “SMART BOMB” SALE TO SAUDI ARABIA AND UAE DESPITE CIVILIAN DEATHS IN YEMEN

Last month, warplanes belonging to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen repeatedly bombed a wedding party in the northern part of the country, killing more than 20 people, including the bride, and injuring dozens of others. In the days that followed, local media published a photograph of a bomb fragment with a serial number tying it to the U.S.-based weapons manufacturer Raytheon.
Now the State Department is taking preliminary steps toward a massive, multibillion-dollar sale of similar weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, three congressional aides, a State Department official, and two other people familiar with the sales told The Intercept.

The State Department has yet to announce the exact details and dollar value of the package, but it is said to include tens of thousands of precision-guided munitions from Raytheon, the same company that was involved in producing the weapons used in last month’s strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE, LORD, NO!!!

It feels like the entire American public has been at a "slow frog boil", a situation where the frog doesn't know it is in danger of dying, until it is too late; so it is with the normalization of weapons sales to absolute despots, to create a genocide which the B.O.Y. ( the Butcher of Yemen, AKA the Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman) is doing in Yemen.

I have rarely felt more completely out of control of my government than I do right now, as our alleged government continues to hurtle, at breakneck speed, toward more wars in the Middle East, most probably culminating in a war against Iran, which probably means a war against Russia.

May 12 11:06

UK ACCIDENTALLY ADMITS USE OF HORRIFYING, ORGAN RUPTURING WEAPONS IN SYRIA

At the beginning of the month (May 2018) the British Ministry of Defence seemingly on accident revealed for the first time that they are unloading horrifyingly inhumane, thermobaric weapons out of drones onto the people of Syria: and it wasn’t even in this recent April 2018 escalation of tension, but last year. They are doing it more often than they’d like to admit.

Somehow the use of thermobaric weapons seems less humane than ripping a person to shreds with shrapnel.

The weapons work by igniting oxygen surrounding the weapon.

A cloud of explosive chemicals is released, and upon impact the fuel-air mixture is detonated, exploding the lungs of animals and human beings in the vicinity, not damaging structures much but filling the lungs of all animals with fuel and burning them in what may be one of the most horrifying ways imaginable to die.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

But then again, please remember that this one of the countries selling bombs and weapons to Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia, which he is using to assassinate infants, women, children, and the medically fragile elderly in Yemen.

This... from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta; how in the name of heaven could it have fallen so morally low as to be doing this in Syria?!?!?

May 12 10:17

NORAD CONFIRMS RUSSIAN STRATEGIC BOMBERS INTERCEPTED OFF ALASKAN COAST

Two Russian strategic bombers were intercepted by US military aircraft in international airspace within 200 miles of Alaska's coast on Friday morning. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) confirmed the incident in a statement to CNN, which involved US F-22 stealth fighters escorting the large Russian planes in international airspace away from the US coastline for 40 minutes , according to Reuters .

NORAD and USNORTHCOM spokesman Canadian Army Maj. Andrew Hennessy confirmed in a statement a day after the encounter that, "At approximately 10 a.m. ET, two Alaskan-based NORAD F-22 fighters intercepted and visually identified two Russian TU-95 'Bear' long-range bomber aircraft flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone around the western coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They were still in INTERNATIONAL AIR SPACE, folks; this was a little "tit for tat" move, on the part of the Russians, and Alaska was under absolutely no danger of any kind of an attack.

Putin is many things, but one of the things he is definitely not, is stupid.

May 12 10:08

Russian FM: Ukrainian Military Veterans Threatened Russian UN Diplomat

Former participants of the so-called anti-terrorist operation (ATO) conducted by Ukraine in the Donbas region have threatened a Russian diplomat on the sidelines of the event held in the UN Headquarters, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday.

According to Zakharova, on Wednesday Ukraine held an event dedicated to the issues related to the so-called fake news and propaganda. The event, which was reportedly held within the framework of the UN Committee on Information activities, was also attended by the representative of the Russian ministry.

May 12 08:41

Jews, Israel and Russia - Brendon O'Connell's List of Resources

Back in the USSR? | 'Putin is recreating the Soviet Union as he thinks it should have been,' says Natan Sharansky's former Hebrew teacher, 'without the anti-Semitism.' 'I don't know where Russia would be without him,' says the Chabad chief rabbi. 'For the Jews, it's a miracle' https://www.timesofisrael.com/back-in-the-ussr/

Putin Welcomes Kissinger: 'Old Friends' to Talk Shop
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/world/europe/henry-kissinger-to-meet...

[2013] Russia Hires Goldman as Corporate Broker to Boost Image
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-02-05/goldman-sachs-hired-...

[1992] Russia Hires Goldman Sachs as Adviser
http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1992/02/18/russia-hires...

May 12 08:37

Vladimir Putin Praises Chabad

“I would like to extend my holiday greetings to you and to all of Russian Jewry. I wish you a happy Chanukah and all of the very best, along with your family and all of the Jews in Russia. I must say that there are very positive developments in Russia. New Synagogues and Jewish Centers are opening up, and I am thankful to you for that. I hope that our joint efforts will continue to thrive and progress.”

These were the wishes of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar at a private audience that was granted in honor of Chanukah at the Kremlin office in Moscow.

May 12 08:35

As Putin Becomes One of World’s Most Powerful Players, His Surprising Jewish Connection is Revealed

In the long history of Jews in Russia, the government has rarely been an ally, and often been the source of persecution. Current Russian president Vladimir Putin, however, is a powerful exception, with Jews playing a significant role in his personal history and his inner circle. With the Russian army a major player in the potentially explosive multi-national puzzle unfolding in Syria, this personal element could become an important, perhaps decisive, factor in how the conflict unfolds.

At the International Assembly of Chabad Representatives in 2007, Russia’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Berel Lazar, often referred to as “Putin’s Rabbi”, told a remarkable story about the Russian leader, which he heard from Putin himself.

May 12 08:33

Putin is a Chabad Lubavitch Puppet

While RT and a lot of alternative news outlets portray Putin as some sort of savior, the reality is that he is just playing his role in the Jewish Babylonian messianic soap new world order. Instead of expelling jewish influence in his country after the fairly recent satanic mass slaughter of up to 80 million of his Russian brothers and sisters by jews after the “Bolshevik” revolution, Putin is calling for harder punishments for anti semitic expressions in Russia. He proposed to members of the European Jewish Congress, that Jews facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry farther west should move to Russia, where he said they would be better accepted. Readers of the Jerusalem Post have chosen Putin as their person of the year. See full video:

May 12 08:31

Chabad-Lubavitch, Vladimir Putin and the globalist End Times script

“Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, Habad and Chabad-Lubavitch, is an Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement. Chabad is today one of the world’s best known Hasidic movements and is well known for its outreach. It is the largest Hasidic group and Jewish religious organization in the world…

May 12 08:28

Russia Bows to US and Israel, No S-300s for Syria

It’s not forthcoming, not now at least. According to Putin’s military technical cooperation aide Vladimir Kozhin, Russia will not supply S-300s to Syria’s military – nor are talks about possible delivery being held.

Kozhin falsely claimed Syrian armed forces have “all” the air defense systems “they need” – a shameful remark, clearly untrue.

Failure to supply with what Syria vitally needs constitutes betrayal – yielding to US/Israeli interests at the expense of its own security.

If Russia fails to confront US-led aggression in Syria more forcefully, Assad could fall, his government replaced, isolating Iran ahead of similar action to replace the Islamic Republic with pro-Western puppet rule.

It’s no match against US/Israeli aggression if events unfold this way. If they achieve regional hegemony, Russia and China are next on Washington’s target list.

May 12 07:39

Russia backtracks on Syrian missile sale after Netanyahu visit: report

"For now, we're not talking about any deliveries of new modern systems," the aide, Vladimir Kozhin, reportedly said. The S-300 sales to Syria were raised last month after the U.S., France and the United Kingdom launched a series of strikes on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb allegedly carried out by the Syrian government. [NOTE: At least the article says "allegedly," that's better than most!!]

May 12 07:08

Ukrainian Soldiers Physically Threatened Russian Diplomat Inside UN HQ – Moscow

Ukrainian military servicemen, including "snipers" clad in camouflage, sought to browbeat a Russian diplomat after he quashed Kiev's narrative during a meeting at the UN headquarters, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

May 11 15:25

Russia Says No S-300 Missiles For Syria After Netanyahu Visit

Russia has made an apparent U-turn on its prior signaling that it would supply the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria after this week's major escalation between Syria and Israel, which involved scores of surface-to-surface rockets being fired by both sides, primarily across the contested Golan border, and some 28 Israeli aircraft firing around 60 air-to-surface missiles at Syria during the exchange.

Is this the beginning of a Russian lack of commitment in Syria? Or is this the realization that Syria can stand on its own after creating new rules of engagement with Israel?

Russia is now indicating Syria has "everything it needs" to repel Israeli aggression.

May 11 09:23

Vladimir Putin takes part in Night Hockey League gala match in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken part in a friendly ice hockey game in Sochi, which featured Russia’s high-ranking officials as well as former sports stars.

Playing for the Legends of Hockey team, which consists of the sport’s prominent veterans, Putin was also accompanied by Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. Alongside with famous Soviet players: Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Valeri Kamensky and Alexander Mogilny who joined the president on the ice of Sochi’s “Bolshoi” skating palace.

Tula’s region governor Alexei Dyumin guarded Putin’s team net during the match. Russian president appeared on the ice wearing his traditional number 11 on his jersey.

May 11 09:11

Russia's Lack of Reaction to Israel's Strikes on Syria Is Disgusting

Unlike others, I have clearly said that it is not the Russian responsibility to “protect” Syria (or Iran) from the Israelis. But there is no doubt in my mind that Netanyahu has just publicly thumbed his nose at Putin and that Putin took it. For all my respect for Putin, this time he allowed Netanyahu to treat him just like Trump treated Macron. Except that in the case of Putin, he was so treated in his own capital. That makes it even worse.

May 11 09:08

Putin Starts Fourth Term by Sacking Several Senior Ministers

On the same day as he was inaugurated for his fourth term as president Russia's President Vladimir Putin immediately started on a highly anticipated government reshuffle by sacking several very prominent senior ministers.

May 11 09:04

Russia Probes Billion-Dollar Fraud Based on Testimony of Bitcoin Hacker - Source

Russia has opened a criminal inquiry into confessions by Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national held in a Greek jail at a US request related to money-laundering charges, a source privy to the matter told Sputnik.

"Vinnik wrote several confession letters to Russian law enforcement agencies, pleading guilty to crimes related to financial technologies. The Russian Interior Ministry’s investigative department has opened a criminal probe into several unknowns," the source familiar with the matter said.

May 11 08:36

Israel Launched Another Attack On Syrian Military Positions

Over the last years Israel attacked Syrian army positions more than 100 times, often in support of al-Qaeda aligned "Syrian rebels". Syria did not respond as it was busy fighting against the Takfiri invasion within the country. In April Israel upped the ante when it attacked the T4 base in the middle of Syria from where Russian and Iranian forces support Syria's fight against ISIS. Iranian soldiers were killed in the attack. The Syrian air defense shot down at least one of the attacking Israeli F-16 jets. This shooting down of the Israeli jets was thought to have established a new balance, but Israel continued to provoke.

On Tuesday, just as Trump announced his breaking of the nuclear deal, Israel launched another strike on what it claimed were Iranian missiles in Syria targeted at Israel. The strike hit a Syrian army depot. Fifteen soldiers, some of them allegedly Iranians, were killed. Even the Israeli media had trouble to find an excuse for the illegal 'preemptive' attack:

May 11 08:08

Israel says informed Russia ahead of its strikes in Syria

Israel forewarned Russia of its strikes on Thursday against multiple targets in Syria, an Israeli military spokesman said.

“The Russians were informed prior to our attack by the established mechanisms that we have,” Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters without elaborating.

May 11 07:24

Russian senator says where military conflict between Russia and USA may spark

Alexei Pushkov, a member of the Council of Federation, said that there are two places in the world, where Russia and the USA may start a direct military conflict with each other. "There are two zones of potential confrontation between the USA and Russia - Syria and the Baltic region. USA's military activities in the Baltic may trigger a serious crisis," the senator wrote.

May 11 07:22

The West worried about Russia's efforts to reduce military spending

In 2013, 65 world countries recognised the USA the largest threat to the whole world. The United States has made Iraq become hell on Earth, and now the same is happening to Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and more recently - Yemen... According to German experts, military spending in the world reached its peak in 2017 since the end of the Cold War. A report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says that global defense spending in 2017 made up $1.7 trillion, which was 1.1 percent higher than in 2016. China was ranked first on SIPRI's list as Beijing increased its defense spending by 12% at a time to $228 billion. The United States decided to increase its spending on military needs to $700 billion in 2018. At the same time, for the first time in 20 years, the military budget of the Russian Federation has reduced by 20%, because Russia gave her third position on the list of countries with largest defence budgets to Saudi Arabia.

May 11 07:07

Lukoil, Basra Oil Company Sign Plan To Double Iraqi West Qurna 2 Crude Output In 2025

Russia's Lukoil and Iraq's Basra Oil Company signed a new development plan for West Qurna 2 project in Iraq, envisaging the project's crude production growing by 20% to 480,000 b/d in 2020, and hitting the plateau of 800,000 b/d in 2025, Lukoil said Friday

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May 11 06:56

Putin’s Fan Club Keeps On Growing

’s official. Vladimir Putin has just been sworn in for his fourth term as Russia’s president.

One of the most striking moments in the inauguration ceremony came after he took the oath. He shook hands with just three people: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church — and Gerhard Schroeder, the former chancellor of Germany.

This isn’t quite as surprising as it might seem at first glance.>>>

May 11 06:54

Russia says Syria shot down half of Israeli missiles

Syrian air defence systems intercepted and destroyed more than a half of missiles of the Israeli army, representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said commenting on the recent development in the Middle East. On the night of May 10, Iranian armed forces operating in Syria fired about 20 missiles at positions of the Israeli army on the Golan Heights. In response, Israel attacked tens of military facilities of the Iranian forces in Syria. The data on the damage caused to the Iranian armed forces, as well as military and civil infrastructure of the Syrian Arab Republic are yet to be clarified, Russian officials said. It was reported that 28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 aircraft took part in the attack on the territory of Syria. They fired about 60 missiles, whereas more than ten tactical missiles were launched from the ground.

May 11 06:22

Russian Ruble Hooks Up With Oil Rally to Surge Most in the World

The currency of the world’s biggest energy exporter is finally doing what it’s supposed to be doing: rallying with the price of oil.

The ruble was the biggest gainer in the world on Thursday as it played catch-up with Brent crude’s surge above $77 a barrel following a national holiday.>>>

(*That was Trump , killing "The Barack H. Obama Oil Glut" . Thank You President Trump ! Fuel is back up to $3.00+gal , up here . Sure it sucks for me , but , a look at the bright side shows it sucks for everybody else . after that , I don't try to claim I comprehend your 'genius' , Sir .)

May 10 15:22

'Questions need answering': Academics pull apart UK's Skripal poisoning claims

In response to the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media - made up of British academics specializing in subjects from Russian studies to medical science - concluded that “substantive questions raised need answering, especially given the seriousness of the political situation in the Middle East and UK-Russian relations.”

Among other things, the briefing suggests that:

  • It is not seriously disputed nerve agent A-234 can be produced in any advanced lab.
  • The failure of the assassination attempt suggests the perpetrators lacked competence of state-directed assassins.
  • No other attempted assassinations of defectors from Russian intelligence services have been recorded.
  • May 10 11:31

    Netanyahu [ jumps the shark: ] Warns Putin That Iran Wants to Destroy 6 Million Jews

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Vladimir Putin that Iran is out to destroy his country, pressing his appeal for Russian help to keep Tehran from using Syria as a launching pad to attack the Jewish state.

    Netanyahu opened the talks in the Kremlin on Wednesday amid rising tensions over the possible delivery of Russian S-300 air-defense missile systems to Syria. After attending a military parade in Moscow commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the Israeli leader warned that seven decades after the Holocaust, “there is a country in the Middle East, Iran, which calls for the destruction of another 6 million Jews.”

    May 10 09:06

    The president who stopped playing by the old rules

    Netanyahu arrived in Moscow on Wednesday morning, riding on the waves of the Trump speech. Putin appreciates power. Netanyahu tried to convince him that Russia’s interest in Syria doesn’t match Iran’s interest. If Putin wants a quiet summer, a summer that will be dedicated to the World Cup celebrations, he should curb the Iranians’ growing strength. He should stop the transfer of precision-guided missiles, prevent the stationing of antiaircraft systems, and stop Suleimani’s forces far from the Golan border. The Israeli advice conceals a threat: If Iran keeps doing what it wants, Israel will launch military activities behind Russia’s back.

    Putin welcomed him with all formalities, and then likely made it clear to Netanyahu that Russia does only what benefits Russia. There are no celebrity discounts in the Kremlin: What Netanyahu failed to achieve in his seven previous meetings won’t be achieved in the eighth one.

    May 10 08:49

    Russia completes delivery of first regimental set of S-400 to China — source

    Russia has completed the delivery of the first regimental set of the air defense system S-400 to China. A third ship carrying missing support equipment has arrived at its port of destination. China will begin acceptance procedures at the end of May, a military-diplomatic source told TASS.

    "The last batch of military equipment for the first regimental set of S-400 systems has been delivered by sea from Ust-Luga, the Leningrad Region, to China," the source said. "The ship has brought the equipment not damaged during a December storm in the English Channel and the damaged equipment after repairs."

    May 10 08:48

    Russia-West cooperation prospects clouded by current climate, Lavrov stresses

    Moscow is ready to search for ‘generally acceptable approaches’ together with its Western partners, including Germany. However, the prospects for cooperation continue to be marred by the situation that emerged through no fault of Russia, top Russian diplomat Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday opening talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas.

    "We are ready to look for generally acceptable approaches with our German and Western partners even under the current situation, which we find utterly unsatisfactory, that has been created through no fault of ours. It continues to cast a shadow over any prospects for cooperation both in Europe and on the global stage as a whole," he stressed.

    May 10 08:46

    Netanyahu in Talks With Putin: 'Iran Threatens Israel'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized on Wednesday the need to fight back an ideology which might lead to Nazism and Holocaust while naming Iran as a country posing threat to Israel.

    On May 9, Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and attend the Victory Day Parade in Russia. During the talks with Putin, the Israeli prime minister thanked his counterpart for the invitation as well as for separate mentioning of Holocaust in his speech. According to Netanyahu, this is another evidence of close relations between the peoples of Russia and Israel.

    May 10 08:45

    Netanyahu compares Iran to Nazi Germany during V-Day talks with Putin

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used the Victory Day celebrations in Russia to push his idea that Iran is a threat. This time, he virtually likened the Islamic Republic to Nazi Germany.

    “It is hard to believe that, 73 years after the Holocaust, there is still a country in the Middle East – Iran – that openly calls for the destruction of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said during the talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin after both leaders took part in the Victory Day celebrations in the Russian capital.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Except that the claim that Iran openly called for the destruction of the state of Israel is based on a deliberate mistranslation of Ahmadinejad's comments by MEMRI.

    May 10 08:06

    Russian gas sales to EU hit record high despite the Skripals, election meddling & all that jazz

    European countries boosted imports of Russian gas to unprecedented levels in April with overall supplies in 2018 expected to climb above 200 billion cubic meters for the first time ever, ignoring the impact of strained relations.

    In the first quarter of this year, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Europe reportedly increased by 6.6 percent against the same quarter a year ago. The deliveries to European countries kept on growing last month, even after the winter heating season ended.

    May 10 06:47

    Russia says Syria shot down half of Israeli missiles

    Netanyahu attacks Syria a few hours after getting back to Israel from Russia where he walked in the VE Day Parade with Putin.
    This looks really bad for Putin. He either gave permission for the strike or Netanyahu has no respect for Vladimir Putin and has him wrapped around his nutty little finger.

    It was reported that 28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 aircraft took part in the attack on the territory of Syria. They fired about 60 missiles, whereas more than ten tactical missiles were launched from the ground.

    It was also said that the official representative of Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), Jonathan Conricus, said that Israel had informed Russia before striking Syria in response to missile attacks on the territory of Israel.

    May 10 06:09

    Roger Stone confirms “ad nauseam” he did not collude with the Russians

    CNN’s Chris Cuomo grilled author and political pundit Roger Stone on Monday over fake news claims that the pundit was colluding with the Russians by having advance knowledge of the widely purported Democratic National Committee ‘hack,’ forcing Stone to defend himself once again.

    May 09 15:52

    Breaking: Massive confrontation breaks out between Israeli and Syrian forces near occupied Golan Heights

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – At approximately 1:00 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Israeli military fired several artillery shells towards the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Al-Quneitra Governorate city of Al-Ba’ath.

    The Syrian Army responded by firing missiles towards an IDF base in the occupied Golan Heights – no confirmation on whether or not anything hit its target.

    May 09 15:28

    Putin welcomes & accompanies WWII veteran after he was pushed away by president’s guard

    May 09 09:34

    America's Only Choices: Jewish Communism or Jewish Zionism

    The article below is a reminder that George Soros pushed through the Iran nuclear deal much to the consternation of Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump came to his rescue. Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, just as Iran was being finalized. The only reason Americans got an alternative to Clinton was due to this schism in World Jewry between Communists and Zionists. The Communists, led by George Soros, and fronted by Obama and Clinton, represent the disintegration of the nation-state, including Israel. The nationalists led by Netanyahu and fronted by Trump represents a handful of powerful nation-states dominated by Israel. This is a disagreement between Masonic lodges. In Trump, Americans are getting the crumbs from Israel's table.

    May 09 09:30

    Risking World War For Israel:Series of articles.

    Those who cry wolf over the deal and want to attack Iran are only following the diktats of the Israeli terrorist-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, he’s their god and whatever he says goes – that’s the only explanation for their idiotic stand. Watch this video of Netanyahu lambasting Iran in the US Congress, or not – after all, who can stand to watch that demonic and arrogant cad ordering the US around.

    Consequently, when the Middle East is set ablaze and millions of people lose their lives, the world will know who to haul at The Hague for crimes against humanity.

    https://biblicisminstitute.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/trump-and-netan...

    May 09 09:02

    BREAKING: Putin - Russia Needs To Break-Away From The Dollar!

    Putin's first statement after the inauguration in Russia's State Duma.
    Russia will diversify its international reserves further, President Vladimir Putin said. Russian President Vladimir Putin considers necessary to strengthen the national economic sovereignty.

    May 09 08:44

    UKRAINE ESCALATION: REGIONAL SECURITY THREATS AND GLOBAL CHESSBOARD

    The situation in Eastern Ukraine may undergo a dramatic transformation due to the end of the so-called “anti-terrorist operation” (ATO) on April 30, and the subsequent “reformatting” of military operations in Eastern Ukraine, which could spell either an escalation or, rather to the contrary, the resumption of the peace process that has been moribund since the second round of Minsk Accords signed in the early months of 2015. US emissary Volker’s mission to Ukraine, which included meetings with Russia’s curator of Ukraine policy Surkov, did not lead to visible progress on any issues. The idea of peacekeepers had similarly bogged down in irreconcilable differences. Whereas Russia and the breakaway republics seek peacekeepers as a means to separate the warring parties, for Ukraine and the US they were seen as a means to isolate the republics from Russia as a prelude to their military conquest.

    May 09 08:36

    Highlights of the 2018 Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    A massive military parade was held in Moscow to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) against Nazi Germany in the European theater of World War II; Russia showcased many of its advanced, recently-developed weapons and displayed the might of its armed forces to the world.

    May 09 08:07

    Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after U.S. quit Iran deal

    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.

    The Israeli military said that, upon identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces.

    Israel’s top general, Gadi Eizenkott, canceled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs, officials said.

    Trump’s hard tack against the nuclear deal, while welcomed by Israel, has stirred fears of a possible regional flare-up.

    May 09 07:40

    ‘Russia’s role in WWII has been distorted by Anglo-American media’

    New RT documentary "Remembrance" examines the revisionist narratives about World War II that have muddied the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany, and obscured the sacrifices made by its people.

    “I think World War II has been distorted incredibly by the Anglo-American media, and that’s because they wanted to diminish the role of Russia and Stalin who actually defeated Hitler, you know. It wasn’t the United States and Britain that defeated him, it was really Stalin,” says Dan Henderson, a US journalist.

    May 09 07:31

    Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran deal shows US unable to negotiate – Russian Foreign Ministry

    Moscow is “deeply disappointed” by Washington’s decision to pull out from the Iranian nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The step taken by the US is a “flagrant violation” of the international law, it added.

    “The US once again acts contrary to the position of most countries while pursuing solely its own narrow selfish and momentary interests,” the Russian ministry said in a statement, following the announcement by Donald Trump that the US is pulling out the deal and imposing sanctions on Iran. Washington “flagrantly violates the international law,” the statement adds while drawing attention to the fact that “there are no reasons for disrupting” the deal.

    May 09 07:30

    Russian Foreign Ministry statement on developments around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme

    We are deeply disappointed by US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally give up commitments to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme (JCPOA) and to reinstate the US sanctions on Iran.

    The JCPOA is a key multilateral agreement approved by the 2015 UNSC Resolution 2231. The Action Plan does not belong to the United States alone but is a domain of the entire international community, which has repeatedly reaffirmed its interest in the preservation and long-term sustainable implementation of the JCPOA for the sake of strengthening international and regional peace and security as well as the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

    We are gravely concerned that the United States is acting once again in defiance of the opinions of the majority of states and exclusively out of its own narrow and opportunistic interests while grossly violating international law.

    May 09 07:14

    Massive Gold Heists in Ukraine

    Who controls Ukraine’s gold reserves, worth about $1.5 billion, remains one of the great mysteries of 2014. And if that is not bad enough for Ukrainians, evidence has emerged that the country’s central bank was duped into buying an unknown amount of lead bars that had been painted gold, believing they were the real thing.

    Since March 2014, there has been widespread speculation about the whereabouts of the country’s 40 metric tons of gold bullion. In March 2014, Russian news and commentary website “Iskra” claimed 40 metric tons of gold were spirited out of Kiev’s central bank in the capital in a hush-hush military-style operation and loaded onto a plane at the national airport. The plane then took off for an unknown destination.

    May 09 07:14

    Ukraine begins seizure of Russian energy giant Gazprom's assets, citing Stockholm court decision

    The Ukrainian authorities have started the seizure of assets belonging to the Russian gas giant Gazprom, citing its alleged non-compliance with the decision of the Stockholm arbitration court.

    “Under the current circumstances, the Ukrainian cabinet initiates action aimed at recovering [a] penalty from… Gazprom,” the Ukrainian government’s press service said in a statement published on its official website. It also claimed that the move was conducted in compliance with the decision of the Stockholm court and involves collecting a fine from the Russian company over its alleged violation of Ukrainian anti-monopoly legislation.

    May 08 18:54

    To pay for a 'Russia first' agenda, Putin takes ax to military spending

    Inaugurated for his fourth official term as Russia's president Monday, Vladimir Putin surprised many by declaring what sounds like a “Russia first” program: a relentless focus on domestic development, to be partially paid for by sharp cuts in defense spending.

    It may sound contrary to Western perceptions of Russia's global intentions. But the priorities listed in the new Kremlin strategic program suggest that Mr. Putin has decided to use what seems likely to be his final term in office to cement his already substantial legacy as a nation-builder.

    The projected surge in spending on roads, education, and health care will have to be paid for. A key source of that funding will be the military budget, which had been growing by around 10 percent annually for much of the Putin era.

    May 08 17:47

    Russian ship heads to Syria to deliver more weapons

    A Russian cargo ship is sailing towards Mediterranean waters to deliver more weapons to the Syrian government, Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorous Observer reported.

    According to Isik, the Russian flag heavy laden ship Ro-Ro Sparta has entered Mediterranean waters via the Bosphorous Strait and is en route to the Port of Tartous, which is in western Syria.

    The ship is reportedly carrying a large quantity of ammunition, missiles, artillery shells, bombs, and jets.

    May 08 17:45

    Russia confirms its armed robot tank was in Syria

    When Russia shows off equipment at this year’s annual victory parade, included in that number will be an armed robot that Russia claims saw action in Syria. The Uran-9 looks like a tank in miniature ? 30mm cannon on a turret on top of a small tracked body. But unlike the armored beasts of war seen on battlefields for over a century, there’s no human nestled inside. And, according to statements published today in Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti, Deputy Minister of Defense Yuriy Borisov confirmed that the country tested Uran-9 robots in Syria.

    May 08 12:16

    Israel on Edge Over Possible Missile Attack by Iran After April Strike - Reports

    Israeli security officials believe Iran may be preparing a missile attack in retaliation for the April 9 strike on Syria’s T-4 airbase, in which seven Iranians were killed.

    Israeli media reported Sunday, citing defense officials, that Tel Aviv is bracing for possible missile strikes by Iran from sites inside Syria.

    According to security personnel, Iran is likely to attempt a retaliatory missile attack against military targets in northern Israel following last month's strike on the T-4 base in Syria.

    In Sept. 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

    Things to Know About Israel's Alleged Top-Secret Nuclear Program

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    No, Iran is not going to haul off and attack Israel, either in Syria or Israel proper. It's government in Tehran is many things, but stupid is not one of them.

    What Israel is attempting to do is create a false flag, to be blamed on Iran, as the justification for attacking it, and bringing it the US in on its side, militarily.

    And unfortunately, Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, here in the US, AKA President Trump, has just made it very painfully clear this morning, that the US's withdrawal from the P5+1, and the sanctions which will ensue, are the US government's prelude to a war against Iran.

    Just because something isn't the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is no guarantee that it will not do it, and President Trump's speech about the US withdrawing from the P5+1 deal, is no exception to this very dark reality. He is making claims about Iran's actions and capacities which bear absolutely no basis in reality.

    The IAEA, which is staffed by amazinglingly bright people, has looked at the suspected facility, and said that there is no "there" there. And if that is what the IAEA is telling the world, I would very much tend to believe them. What Netanyahu and Trump are doing is tantamount to calling members of the IAEA, in their inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, idiots and liers, and members of this organization is neither.

    With a potential corruption indictment hanging over his head, Netanyahu is going to want to jump start this war as quickly as possible, which is most probably the reason President Trump made the decert announcement today, rather than wait until this coming Saturday, 12 May, which was the actual deadline.

    Look for this war to generate the revival of the draft in this country, and this time, the US military will be coming after both our young women, as well as our young men. And here is how I see the forces lining up; China, Russia, and Iran on one side, with the US; NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on the other. There is no way that this will be allowed to stay regional; my sense is, it will go global in a heartbeat.

    May 08 11:52

    US forbids Ukraine from using Javelin missile systems in Donbas

    The U.S. imposed restrictions on the use of Javelin anti-tank missile systems in the Donbas, which Washington supplied to Ukraine, as stated by Georgiy Tuka, the deputy minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine, on the Pryamoy channel.

    According to him, one of the terms of the contract to supply the missile systems was “not to use these complexes directly on the contact line.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Forgive me, but in the language of my late Grandmother, with the delivery of these weapons, "the horse is already out of the barn", and I seriously doubt this prohibition is going to have any real effect on how, or where, these are used.

    May 08 09:37

    Theresa May is mocked by Russian Embassy with 'Three Billboards Outside Salisbury, Wiltshire' tweet asking why there have been no arrests over Skripal nerve agent attack

    Vladimir Putin's London embassy has openly mocked Theresa May by spoofing an Oscar winning film because Britain has not found any Russian suspects over the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal two months ago.

    Mr Putin's team has posted its own version of the famous scene from the Academy Award-winning film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    But instead they call it 'Three Billboards Outside Salisbury, Wiltshire' and the poorly photoshopped image says: 'Two months since Salisbury poisoning and still no suspects? How come, Prime Minister May?'

    May 08 09:32

    Why Russian Gas Is Critical For The UK

    Although some companies have learned to ride the waves of geopolitics quite efficiently, still in most cases political tensions only complicate the dealings of energy companies. The Skripal poisoning case has driven a massive political wedge between the United Kingdom and Russia (nations whose relations are historically strained already) and is on the verge of blighting their energy ties. The UK Government’s threats to ban Russian gas imports altogether would be a very short-sighted step, the harm of which would take many years to undo. As opposed to the usual rhetoric of ‘‘safeguarding energy security“ and ‘‘countering Russian influence“, both London and Moscow have a lot to win from a good energy relationship.

    May 08 09:23

    Bye-Bye America! You’re a Fail! - Israeli Expert on US Technological Backwardness

    May 08 09:16

    Putin’s True Intentions Revealed In Epic Speech

    The Russian President Vladimir Putin captivated audiences, opening his heart to all of Russia, during his inauguration ceremony. He candidly explained that his life’s purpose is to fight for Russia. He needed it to be known that he is determined “to do everything possible for the well-being of the country.”

    The head of state stressed that he was aware of the “colossal responsibility to the people and Russia.”

    “I assure that the purpose of my life and work will be, as before, serving the people. I consider it my duty and the meaning of my life to do everything for Russia, for its present and future – peaceful and prosperous, for the preservation and continuation of our great people, for well-being in every Russian family,” the president said during the ceremony.

    May 08 09:09

    World War 3: Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal would embolden Putin, warns former US official

    FORMER US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has stated that Donald Trump’s threat to abandon the Iran Nuclear Deal puts US interests in jeopardy by playing into Vladimir Putin’s accusation of the US as being untrustworthy and unpredictable.

    May 08 09:03

    Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

    After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on the ground – be it “S-300 or S-700”, as Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman sarcastically put it – Tel Aviv is now seeking Russian help to calm things down. The dramatic turnaround is typical of Israel. Israel thinks it is a smart move, but will it work?

    Lieberman now wants Moscow’s intervention to tamp down Israel’s tensions with Iran. Israel has painted itself into a corner. First it began taunting Iran to step up for a fight by firing missiles at locations in Syria where Iranian military advisers (IRGC personnel) could be present. In a strike on April 8, Israel drew blood, killing 7 Iranian personnel. The IRGC was not amused. Tehran vowed that Iranian retaliation is hundred percent certain but at a time, place and manner of its choice.

    May 08 08:26

    Medvedev re-nomination: this does not look good

    Just a quick note here (since I am inundated by emails about this): there is no way I can put a positive spin on the fact that Putin has re-nominated Medvedev as Prime Minister. I am personally bitterly disappointed and so are many others. A comment I just saw on the YouTube chat of the inauguration was succinct and to the point: “????? ????? ????? – ?? ?? ?? ????????? ??????????” or “Putin betrayed the people – we did not vote for Medvedev”. This is going to be a very widely shared feeling, I am afraid.

    Now, there are a number of explanations for this development including that Medvedev is an effective manager, that he has been weakened by the corruption scandals in Dagestan, that the new task-centered management doctrine of the Russian government makes personalities less important, etc.

    May 07 17:40

    Trump congratulates Putin on inauguration, hopes for ‘good relationship’

    US President Donald Trump has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his inauguration and expressed hope that the two countries will have better relations in the future, the White House said.

    “The president congratulates [Putin] and looks forward to the time when we can hopefully have a good relationship with Russia,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Monday.

    May 07 09:30

    Vladimir Putin to CRUMBLE? Russian leader’s fourth term BLASTED as a ‘road to NOWHERE’

    The head of the Political Expert Group think tank in Moscow, Konstantin Kalachev, insisted that Mr Putin “serving another six years is a road to nowhere” as he forecast a “surprise” when the leader eventually hands over the reigns of Russia leadership to a successor.

    He stated: "For Putin to write his place in history, he needs to pick the right moment to go.

    "Serving another six years is a road to nowhere.

    "He will stay in power, but not necessarily in the presidency.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I smell a US-style destabilization campaign!

    May 07 09:02

    The US Navy’s new command puts Russia in the crosshairs

    A sharp increase in Russian naval activity in the Arctic and north Atlantic in the years since its invasion of eastern Ukraine has prompted the U.S. Navy to resurrect a command it disestablished seven years ago.

    At a ceremony marking Adm. Phil Davidson’s change of command with Adm. Chris Grady as the head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced the Navy was set to re-establish the 2nd Fleet.

    May 06 15:06

    Russia calls for EU nations not to become accomplices in Ukrainian war crimes

    Russia’s envoy to the OSCE has called on European nations to stop supporting Ukraine’s “nationalist, inhumane and criminal” operations against the Donbass republics, listing examples of ceasefire violations by pro-Kiev forces.

    “We call upon all member states of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] not to become accomplices in the Kiev regime’s war crimes, not to provoke a disastrous military conflict in the center of Europe,” Russia’s permanent representative to the organization, Aleksandr Lukashevich, said at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, Austria.

    May 06 09:16

    Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow ahead of Iran deal deadline

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, the premier's office said, ahead of a possible US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

    The Wednesday meeting will discuss "regional developments", Netanyahu's office said, and follows the Israeli leader's unveiling of "proof" of Iran's alleged past military nuclear ambitions.

    Putin invited Netanyahu to take part in the annual Victory Day march, which celebrates the defeat of Nazi Germany, Haaretz reported on its website. The two are to meet after the march at the Kremlin.

    A televised presentation by Netanyahu on Monday was followed by phone calls to world leaders, including to Putin, in which the two discussed the Iran nuclear deal, as well as the situation in Syria.

    May 06 08:16

    Karl Marx Was Rothschilds' Third Cousin

    Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 - 14 March 1883), was a 19th century Jewish political ideologue who presented himself to the world as a journalist and economist. He is best known for subverting the nascent Socialist movement, likely as an agent of his cousin Rothschild; and on instructions from his mentor Moses Hess, creating a supposedly "scientific" theory known as Marxism.

    Marx came from a long line of Jewish rabbis. He lived in Dean Street, London in squalor. He used to visit the Red Lion Pub at Great Windmill Street, Soho where he and Friedrich Engels were asked to write what became the Communist Manifesto. His best known work is the book Das Kapital, which fails to mention that money is printed out of thin air and by his cousins, the Rothschilds.

    May 05 11:10

    Russia Admits Su-57s Were In Syria But Claims They Left After Just Two Days

    After a week of silence from the Kremlin, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has officially confirmed the country did send two Su-57 stealth fighters to its Khmeimim Air Base in Syria’s western Latakia governorate. But based on his statements, the deployment was even more unusual than we had previously understood, reportedly lasting just two days.

    Shoigu shared details about the apparently brief mission with reporters on March 1, 2018 following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual state-of-the-nation address, which included major announcements about the country’s strategic deterrent capabilities. Russia’s top defense official said only two of the stealth jets had gone to Syria, denying reports that there might have been up to four in the country, and that they completed a number of evaluations, including an unspecified “combat trial.”

    May 05 11:10

    Here's What We Know About Russia's New Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heading To The Arctic

    Russia has begun towing the first of its new floating nuclear power plants, the Akademik Lomonosov, to Murmansk, where it will receive the nuclear fuel for its two reactors. The only one of its kind in service today, the program’s progress is yet another example of the Kremlin's active push to expand its presence in the increasingly strategic Arctic region, but the concept could find use in various roles elsewhere, as well.

    May 05 11:08

    Russia sees closer Iran ties if U.S. exits nuclear deal - official

    Russia will stand by the Iran nuclear deal and develop closer ties with Iran if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the agreement on May 12, a senior Russian official said on Friday.

    May 05 10:43

    UK drones firing organ-destroying ‘vacuum bombs’ on the rise in Syria - FOI request reveals (VIDEO)

    The UK is ‘indiscriminately’ using thermobaric missiles as part of its ongoing air war in Syria, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed.
    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) admitted, for the first time, using thermobaric weapons during strikes carried out by Royal Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drones during missions in January and February, in response to the FoI request by anti-war campaign group Drone Wars UK.

    Thermobaric weapons, known colloquially as “vacuum bombs,” differ from conventional munitions - which cause damage by spreading shrapnel - as they create a high-temperature explosion with an extremely powerful blast radius. The pressure created causes severe internal damage to the organs of people caught in the blast radius.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    So the British military and government haven't stopped using these bombs; they just redefined them.

    More proof positive that the British Prime Minister May and MOD Gavin Williamson, have collectively had their conscience surgically removed.

    May 05 10:40

    Israel Wants to Prevent Russian S-300 Supplies to Syria - Ex-Defense Minister

    Israel does not want Syria to receive Russia's S-300 surface-to-air missile systems and has channels of cooperation with Moscow to try to prevent such supplies, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told Sputnik.

    "If the Russian government asks us whether to supply the S-300 or not, we would like these systems not to fall into the hands of the Syrians. Earlier, when such questions arose, we used the appropriate channels to discuss them with the Russian leadership. Now it also receives signals from our authorities about the undesirability of such supplies," former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who left office in 2016, said in an interview.

    Yaalon's successor, Avigdor Lieberman, has repeatedly threatened to destroy the S-300 systems if Damascus uses them against Israeli aircraft that regularly strike targets in the neighboring country.

    May 05 10:37

    IN DEPTH: Why NATO’s Imminent Donbass Attack Will Fail

    Unlike the nations of the wars of the 20th century, Ukraine started from a base of potential recruits much lower than its nominal population suggested, due to the aging of the population and emigration, and because of the birth crisis of the 1990’s . Added to this are the consequences of the war. These are just a few factors which tell us that the present Ukrainian military is not a military which can be militarily fielded with any eye on victory.

    May 05 10:32

    Kirov Class Battle Cruiser: The World's Largest Surface Combatant

    The USA dominates the seas when it comes to its massive nuclear powered aircraft carriers and lumbering amphibious assault ships, but Russia takes the prize for the largest and most heavily armed surface combatant, the mighty Kirov Class Battle Cruiser.

    May 05 10:18

    PENTAGON SEEKS $300 MILLION IN WEAPONS FOR 65,000 US-BACKED FORCES IN SYRIA

    While US “relief funds” are frozen in Syria, the Pentagon continues to seek massive amounts of funding for its military operations in the country. This includes a request for $300 million in weapons to give to “partner forces” in Syria.

    This amounts to enough arms for 65,000 fighters. This is expected to center on the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is to say, almost entirely the Kurdish YPG. The US has been arming the YPG for years now as part of its Syria operations.

    This is being sought in spite of repeated US assurances to Turkey that their arming of the YPG was temporary. With ISIS virtually wiped out in Syria, the YPG no longer has offensive goals fitting into US plans for Syria, and rather is focused chiefly on fighting a Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The US is very obviously preparing to instigate more war in Syria.

    Understanding this, one has to wonder; just how will Russia's President Putin respond, if this funding is approved, and when, and how will he act to counter this?!? The man is a master chess player, not only with the game itself, but also with international policy.

    Because remember: Russia was invited, by Syria's Al Assad government, to work with its military in getting rid of the western-trained and funded jihadists; the United States ... was not.

    May 05 06:07

    OPCW inspectors finish fact-finding mission in Syria’s Douma

    The analysis of the samples may take at least three to four weeks

    >>>

    May 04 12:32

    Russia makes billions after US sanctions turn ruble to rubble

    The latest US sanctions, which sent the Russian currency to its steepest drop in the past three years, surprisingly helped to boost the country’s budget with an extra 232 billion rubles ($3.8 billion).

    The decline in the value of the ruble, as well as recent purchases of hard currency by the Central Bank of Russia, brought an additional inflow of money for the Russian government.

    The re-assessment of foreign-exchange reserves shows that, at the peak of the ruble crash, when the national currency fell to over 65 rubles to one dollar, Russia's sovereign wealth fund reaped a profit of some 470 billion rubles ($7.6 billion).

    May 04 10:09

    Russia cuts oil exports to Europe & ramps up trade with China

    China has significantly boosted oil imports from Russia, while the latter has been selling less crude to Europe. An analyst told RT that Beijing has become a more preferable partner in the oil trade for Moscow.

    RT’s source in Russia’s largest oil exporter Transneft has said that since January 1, the country is pumping more oil to China, while exports to Europe have plunged. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that Russia will have shipped 19 percent less oil through its ports on the Baltic and Black Seas in the first five months of 2018, and sold 43 percent more oil to China through March.

    May 04 08:41

    Russia calls for EU nations not to become accomplices in Ukrainian war crimes

    Russia’s envoy to the OSCE has called on European nations to stop supporting Ukraine’s “nationalist, inhumane and criminal” operations against the Donbass republics, listing examples of ceasefire violations by pro-Kiev forces.

    May 04 08:32

    BREAKING NEWS: Israel Tells Russia to "Stand Down" Syria air defenses ---- or they will be ATTACKED

    Russian Su30 aircraft crashed into the sea near Khmeimim airbase, Syria today, 2 pilots killed.

    Iranian Assets in Syria "nervous" and actively dispersing to wide areas; concerned about new Israeli attacks.

    Earlier in the Syrian conflict, Israel’s airstrikes typically aimed to destroy weapons convoys bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon. There’s now been a significant change. Two strikes in the past month -– widely attributed to Israel, though the Jewish state doesn’t comment on such matters –- targeted permanent infrastructure used by Iran’s forces. Both took place deep inside Syrian territory.

    “It’s shortsighted to look at it in terms of how many kilometers from the border Iran is sitting,’’ said Amos Gilad, who recently stepped down as director of political-military affairs at Israel’s Defense Ministry. “Iran cannot be allowed to base themselves militarily in Syria. And Israel is fully determined to prevent that.’’

    May 04 08:10

    Moscow welcomes Trump’s desire to meet Putin, mend ties & curb arms race – Lavrov

    Russia welcomes Donald Trump’s desire to engage with Moscow regarding an arms race and other global challenges, but the US leader’s deeds must match his words, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

    “We have repeatedly stated that we positively assess President Donald Trump’s desire to establish normal dialogue between our countries,” Lavrov told Italy’s Panorama magazine on Thursday. He added, however, that US desire for dialogue would be judged on its “practical steps.”

    The top diplomat noted that relations between the US and Russia are continuing to deteriorate at present. “Even if there is some positive input from the president, it is being reversed by Russophobic sentiments soaring in the US establishment,” Lavrov said.

    May 04 08:08

    Info that Novichok was produced by Czechs is ‘crushing blow’ to London’s theory – Russian Senator

    The fact that the nerve agent the UK claims was used to poison a Russian ex-spy and his daughter was being produced in the Czech Republic is a “powerful blow” to the UK theory that Russia is to blame, a Russian Senator has said.

    “Novichok was produced and stored in the Czech territory in some small quantities. This fact is a crushing blow to London’s theory that is already falling apart at the seams,” Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov said in a Twitter post, commenting on the recent revelations made by the Czech President Milos Zeman. “London is confused: Its whole construct is crumbling,” the Russian politician added.

    Earlier on Thursday, Zeman told the Czech Barrandov TV channel that his country “produced and tested Novichok, even though [it was produced] only in small quantities and then destroyed.” He made his statement following an inquiry conducted by the Czech security services into the issue.

    May 04 04:56

    Israel to Russia: We Sat Out Western Sanctions, so Help Us in Middle East

    Israel’s defense minister reminded Russia on Thursday of his government’s decision not to join Western sanctions against it, and asked that Moscow reciprocate with a more pro-Israel approach to Syria and Iran.

    Avigdor Lieberman’s appeal followed Russia’s rare calling out of Israel over an April 9 air strike in Syria, and came as US President Donald Trump mulls scrapping the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal by May 12, a review opposed by Moscow.

    “We value these relations with Russia,” Lieberman said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

    “Even when our close partners pressured us, as in the case of sanctions againstRussia, we did not join them”>>>

    (*but in"9" more days , we'll allow the chumps , I MEAN TRUMP'S administration , to designate Jerusalem , Our Capitol , for us !)

    May 04 03:45

    Donbass Shelled 27 Times Over Past Day

    Ukrainian security forces have violated the cease-fire regime in the Donbass 27 times over the past day, as stated by the Donetsk People’s Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination for the Ceasefire.

    The new Easter truce came into force in the Donbass on March 30, but the parties to the conflict accuse each other of shelling. “Over the past 24 hours, the total number of violations by the Kiev side is 27 times,” they said.

    Ukrainian security forces have fired more than 10 mines and artillery shells, as well as from grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and small arms. As a result of the shelling, the village of Shirokaya Balka lost electricity. “The total number of ammunition used by the APU is 591 units,” the representative of the People’s Democratic Republic said.

    >>>

    May 03 23:56

    Morality, Truth, Facts Have Exited From The Dying West -- Paul Craig Roberts

    The myth of “Western democracy” is based on voting, which never changes anything. Trump campaigned on ending the war in Syria and normalizing relations with Russia, but where are we today? The US is attacking Syrian Army positions and fomenting war with Russia. Yet this has not prevented Trump from being nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

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