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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  Benya on Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:21 pm

    Putin heads to Hungary to discuss economic ties, situation in Ukraine

    According to the Kremlin press service, "advancing major joint projects in trade and economic sector and the strengthening of cultural and humanitarian ties" will be top on the agenda

    MOSCOW, February 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit on Thursday Budapest for talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    Russian president’s aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin and Orban have already met six times, traditionally in February. He said the program of the current visit includes talks in a narrow format, talks with the participation of the delegations, a joint news conference and a lunch.

    Russia’s minister of industry and trade, energy minister, minister of economic development, healthcare minister as well as the head of Rosatom state-run nuclear corporation will take part in the talks.

    According to the Kremlin press service, "advancing major joint projects in trade and economic sector and the strengthening of cultural and humanitarian ties" will be top on the agenda.

    Ushakov said that due to anti-Russian sanctions imposed over Ukraine and global instability, trade between the two countries declined by half, to $3.9 billion in January-November 2016.

    A negative trend is also fixed in investment sector, last year mutual investment dropped by half. "This situation in economic cooperation causes concerns in Budapest and in Moscow, of course the sides are not satisfied with this state of affairs, and some measures to optimize trade-economic cooperation and investment cooperation will be considered and maybe charted," Ushakov said.

    As for particular sectors, he said Hungary could join in the future the Nord Stream and TurkStream projects of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom. Speaking about cooperation in nuclear power industry, Ushakov said Hungary had pledged problems with the construction by Russia of new nuclear units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant could be settled.

    "The sides will continue boosting joint work in the energy sector and within this context we put much emphasis on the project to build two new nuclear power plant units at Paks, implemented by Rosatom. The project is estimated at 12 billion euro," he said.

    Among other issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban will discuss deliveries of railcars to Egypt by a Russian-Hungarian company. "In particular, Russia and Hungary are planning now to implement large-scale supplies of railcars to Egypt. This issue will also be discussed," Ushakov said.

    Production of buses and railcars, upgrade of rolling stock of the Budapest subway and cooperation in the field of pharmaceuticals will also be discussed by heads of states, Ushakov said.

    Leaders of Russia and Hungary will also discuss settlement of the debt of bankrupt Malev airline to Russia’s Vnesheconombank, the official said.

    The Russian president and the Hungarian prime minister will also focus on international problems, including the Middle East, Syria and Ukraine in view of the latest developments around Avdeevka.

    According to the Kremlin aide, the two leaders will also exchange views on the European and global agenda. "In particular, issues related to restoring relations between Russia and the European Union (will be reviewed)," Ushakov elaborated. "Hungary has been playing a rather positive role in this connection," he said.

    Source: Arrow http://tass.com/politics/928561



    It is good that President Putin visits my country again, but let's not go personal.

    The deal on the expansion Paks Nuclear Power Plant with 2 additional reactors is sealed, but I'm more anticipated about the talks about the situation in today's main conflict zones (Syria and Donbass).

    Of course westernist/atlantist opponents of him are also present here. Liberal-leftist opposition in Budapest are planning an anti-Putin demonstration, and last time he visited us, our police caught a half-naked FEMEN activist protesting against him too (she was also an Ukrainian, no wonder  Very Happy ).
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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

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    Inside Putin's Russia, Huge Inequalities

    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:37 pm

    Inside Putin's Russia, Huge Inequalities


    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/inside-vladimir-putins-new-russia-9976578



    I do not think such a situation can last for long.

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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  GarryB on Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:27 am

    Hahahaha... you are posting the Mirror from the UK?

    Ironic that a mirror shows your own reflection and this article is talking about what is happening to the west... rich getting richer and poor getting poorer...


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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:30 pm

    has anyone posted about this? I'm curious about it!

    Putin sacks ten generals

    More:
    http://tass.com/politics/934657
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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  franco on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:32 pm

    Cowboy's daughter wrote:has anyone posted about this? I'm curious about it!

    Putin sacks ten generals

    More:
    http://tass.com/politics/934657

    In Russia, generals cannot retire or resign. They can only be dismissed by the President, but the reality of what has happened gets lost in the translation and/or the ignorance of the reporters.
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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  Militarov on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:41 pm

    franco wrote:
    Cowboy's daughter wrote:has anyone posted about this? I'm curious about it!

    Putin sacks ten generals

    More:
    http://tass.com/politics/934657

    In Russia, generals cannot retire or resign. They can only be dismissed by the President, but the reality of what has happened gets lost in the translation and/or the ignorance of the reporters.  

    Every month or two there is a article like this. PUTIN SACKED 30 GENERALS. Something needs to attract clicks.
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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:58 am

    franco wrote:
    Cowboy's daughter wrote:has anyone posted about this? I'm curious about it!

    Putin sacks ten generals

    More:
    http://tass.com/politics/934657

    In Russia, generals cannot retire or resign. They can only be dismissed by the President, but the reality of what has happened gets lost in the translation and/or the ignorance of the reporters.  

    Oh, okay, thanks y'all.
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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

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    I know, I know, some of you are probably going to be Buzz Killingtons and pooh-pooh this thing right up front. But, so far, I respect OS, and plan to watch. It looks all dramatic, anyhow.
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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:08 pm

    Oliver Stone is one of the few Americans who is actually smart and knows what is going on. His show "History of America" was great. Oliver Stone is a brilliant man.
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    Post  BKP on Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:17 am

    Agree. He's solid. He's one of the few I'd trust to have the personal integrity necessary for this project, as well as the directorial style to do justice to the compelling nature of the subject. Who else could do it? John Sayles, maybe? But, the fact is, Stone has way more cachet right now. So, in short, I can't think of anyone better to tackle this.
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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  GarryB on Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:53 am

    Oliver Stone is the only US documentary maker AFAIK.

    All the rest do infomercials for the US war department.

    All other US documentaries talk about the evil backstabbing attack by japan on Pearl Harbour, but OS actually looked in to why they attacked. A US and British embargo on Japan because of its actions in China... pretty hypocritical from British point of view considering their treatment of china... but land of oppression are they.

    when talking about the early period of WWII in Europe he mentioned that Stalin wanted an alliance with Poland, but Poland was not interested and was sucking up to Germany. He approached Britain and Britain said talk to Poland.

    When Germany made an offer of half of Poland there were no better offers on the table from anyone so he took it.

    He is the only American director I would bother watching a documentary from.


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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:10 pm

    EDIT: Well looks like it had me. Mind you 'many a true word spoken in jest' is a good old English saying Smile

    Simon Ostrovsky‏Verified account @SimonOstrovsky 37m37 minutes ago

    Simon Ostrovsky Retweeted Has Avrat

    Not the first one to say this but that's a photoshopped fake that was shown on Russian state TV





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    Re: Vladimir Putin Thread

    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:06 am

    Putin Reveals His KGB Academy Code Name

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed his code name used during his Soviet KGB foreign intelligence academy education.

    The Russian president said that his code name during the KGB academy education was "Platov," adding that he sees no reason to use code names now.

    "As you know, I began my work from foreign intelligence service. Then I sometimes used technological pseudonyms. But now it's just ridiculous for me to use a pseudonym. Of course, I would not take any nickname [in social media]… By the way, it would be normal for everyone [not to use nicknames in social media]. Why hide behind a pseudonym?" Putin said speaking to children of the Sirius children’s center in Sochi on use of nicknames on social media accounts.

    "When I studied in the intelligence school, I had a pseudonym 'Platov.' Everyone had pseudonyms, because the work presupposes a certain level of conspiracy," Putin said.

    Putin added he does not have any accounts on social media networks.

    Putin said he knows that there are some 5,000 social media accounts using his name. "I have nothing to do with any of them, just so it is clear to you and other users. It is not me writing under my name. I hope they say nothing bad, but either way it is not me," Putin said.

    "It seems to me, if a person does something worthy, interesting, something that he can be proud of,… why hide behind a pseudonym?" Putin concluded.

    In 1985-1990, the Russian president worked for the KGB in the Eastern German city of Dresden. According to him, he was doing foreign intelligence work.


    In 2013, Putin provided a rare insight into 16 years of his work in the KGB. "It’s bad to eavesdrop," Putin smiled and told a meeting of the All-Russian People’s Front movement. "I learned this from my time in the KGB. [And] I gave it up."

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/201707211055761419-putin-kgb-code-name/


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    Iran Ayatollah Khamenei to Putin: ditching of Dollar دیدار آیت‌الله خامنه‌ای با ولادیمیر پوتین روسیه


    Iran Ayatollah Khamenei receives Russia’s Putin: need for ditching of Dollar from economic transactions

    Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran and Russia could neutralize US sanctions by ditching dollar in bilateral and multilateral trade and using their national currencies instead. The Leader said Iran and Russia should further develop cooperation particularly in economy, saying the economic capacities of the two countries are well beyond the current level.
    'Iran a strategic partner'
    The Russian president, for his part, described Iran as "a strategic partner" and a "great neighbor," stressing that he would welcome any potential to fully bolster and expand bilateral relations.
    Putin said Iran and Russia could boost their ties in the sectors of energy, modern technology, agriculture as well as joint oil and gas projects.
    Broaching the war in Syria, Putin hailed the achievements of the Iran-Russia cooperation in the war against terrorism, calling for "a suitable political process to be considered in the Arab country."
    Lauding the Leader's stance on achieving shared objectives in Syria as wise and very effective, the Russian president said, "We proved to the world that we are able to resolve our region's highly important issues without [any help from] extra-regional countries."
    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/01/540638/Iran-Leader-of-Islamic-Revolution-Ayatollah-Khamenei-Russian-President-Vladimir-Putin
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    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:38 pm

    Excerpt from a Russian TV show discussing possible developments after the candidacy of VVP

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    Post  Kimppis on Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:45 pm

    https://twitter.com/27khv/status/939966653961592833

    Bryan McDonald wrote:The whole point is Putin isn't seeking to create a successor who would rule like he has done. He wants to transfer Russia from personalistic to institutional power. Constitutional changes to rebalance power between executive & legislature very likely in his final term.

    Anatoly Karlin wrote:I suspect this will take form of Singapore model, with United Russia as PAP and Putin as elder statesman. Though I expect the authoritarianism and multi-nationality aspect will be more enthusiastically embraced than the efficiency and meritocracy one.
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    Post  kvs on Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:38 pm

    Kimppis wrote:https://twitter.com/27khv/status/939966653961592833

    Bryan McDonald wrote:The whole point is Putin isn't seeking to create a successor who would rule like he has done. He wants to transfer Russia from personalistic to institutional power. Constitutional changes to rebalance power between executive & legislature very likely in his final term.

    Anatoly Karlin wrote:I suspect this will take form of Singapore model, with United Russia as PAP and Putin as elder statesman. Though I expect the authoritarianism and multi-nationality aspect will be more enthusiastically embraced than the efficiency and meritocracy one.

    Authoritarianism is a brainless, meaningless word in this context. Americans live under a de facto one-party regime that
    gives them bread and cirrus diversions about how "divided the two parties are". Standing back and looking at the whole,
    the US has a rather clear leadership and associated foreign and domestic policy. All the BS posturing about Trump is vapid
    theater. There is no discontinuity from one president to another.

    Since the EU "democracies" are nothing more than US vassals, the question begs to be asked: is there such a thing as an
    independent democracy? India is touted as the biggest democracy (if you ignore American chauvinist prattle). But India
    is basically a collection of states and life ain't all that grand in these states. India's "non-authoritarianism" is not a feature
    at all levels down to the individual.

    So Russia is supposed to follow a model that does not actually work anywhere?

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