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    Post  GarryB on Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:30 am

    Yeah... which clearly spells out that what he means is economic threat.

    China is a serious economic threat to US dominance of the worlds organisations.

    In terms of a military threat China is a regional power, but not a threat to the entire western civilisation like Russia could be if provoked.

    The British interviewer clearly wanted him to say Russia was a bigger threat, because the UK doesn't see itself wanting to trade a lot with Russia, but it likely wants to trade a lot with China and if the US says no they will have problems...
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    Post  Vann7 on Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:44 am

    Looks like Russian FSB won the lottery with the arrest of  Paul Whelan ..

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    https://www.rt.com/news/448101-whelan-us-uk-spy-russia/


    he turned to be a former US marine with citizenship ,that was born in Canada but of British parents..
    and with citizenship of US,UK,Canada. Ireland.. lol1
    and those governments are seeking communication with him.. Cool
    he was since 2007 traveling to Russia and was caught with hands in the cookie jar ,
    spying the kremlin .. Smile  

    Now Russia can use this man ,to demand the release of not only butina
    which is not a spy .. and the kidnapped  Huawei top executive in Canada.
    or Russia can hold him for years.to try  to get cooperation from him ,and that he
    expose other spies.. to totally dismantle UK and US  spying operations rings in Russia.  Cool
    Making Russia safe again from terrorist.  Wink

    if i was putin ,i will seriously avoid any government visit to US or UK or Canada,.
    there was an invitation of NASA to Rogozin to visit US and talk to students.. which could be a trap..
    to kidnap him .. . now they could arrest him and later change him for this thug Russia captured.
    So hopefully Russia government will avoid sending their officers ,in times US and CAnda and UK seeking
    to kidnap Russia and chinese citizens.
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:02 pm

    Sad they let the Americans see him... the treatment of Russians in the US has been appalling...

    Would not let the British see him until they let Russia see the Skripals...

    And I certainly would not trade him for Maria as she is not a spy.
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:12 pm

    there was an invitation of NASA to Rogozin to visit US and talk to students.. which could be a trap..

    NASA rescinds invitation to Russian space chief amid pressure from US lawmakers is the title, but the article ends with:

    Roscosmos, meanwhile, said that it had not been notified by NASA about the postponement of Rogozin's visit.

    https://www.rt.com/news/448116-nasa-disinvates-rogozin-backlash/
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    Post  Austin on Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:18 am

    Intelligence chief Dan Coats testifies on threats from Russia China, North Korea


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    Post  Austin on Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:12 am

    Accused of espionage from the FSB and Kaspersky Labs decided to give 20 years

    https://lenta.ru/news/2019/02/20/spy/
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:09 pm

    Dunno where to post about this

    But so there was so called protests in Russia on anniversary of Nemtsovs death. They try to claim 10,000 people arrived in Moscow but of course that is greatly exaggerated. Most people were flying Ukrainian flags (go figure) and carrying pictures of terrorist sentsov.

    I really hope the authorities arrest and charge people carrying sentsov photo as that is against Russian law to promote those who are terrorists. Russia does a really. Really. Really bad job at enforcing their own laws.
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    Post  Nibiru on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:25 am

    miketheterrible wrote:Dunno where to post about this

    But so there was so called protests in Russia on anniversary of Nemtsovs death. They try to claim 10,000 people arrived in Moscow but of course that is greatly exaggerated.  Most people were flying Ukrainian flags (go figure) and carrying pictures of terrorist sentsov.

    I really hope the authorities arrest and charge people carrying sentsov photo as that is against Russian law to promote those who are terrorists.  Russia does a really. Really. Really bad job at enforcing their own laws.

    Foreign NGOs and 5th columnists are still given a free hand in Russia to do all sorts of demagoguery againts the government and state interests. Putin or whoever is in charge of Russia needs to do more to squash these foreign prostitutes. I just hope that someone is listening. Ignoring these saboteurs is a grave mistake!
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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:10 am


    Pro-tip: unless you see footage or photos from above, remove last digit from every reported number of protestors

    Not just in Russia but everywhere
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    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:20 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Pro-tip: unless you see footage or photos from above, remove last digit from every reported number of protestors

    Not just in Russia but everywhere

    That's the thing. Russian authorities counted roughly 6K people. "Independent" foreign NGO's state 10,000. Either way, no bird's eye view yet. In every case it was always a sad showing

    Also, it was funny cause only one guy actually made it to Nemtsovs grave. Non of his wives, girlfriends or iligitimate children made it.

    As well, someone was interviewing people and asked them why they protest. Average answer from the hampsters was "Putin's people make millions!" Then when they were asked then why Nemtsov had over $1M USD in his account after he does, they just screeched.
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    Post  Austin on Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:34 pm

    Former FSB officer and head of the Kaspersky Lab department convicted for treason

    Sergei Mikhailov was sentenced to 22 years in a penal colony, and Ruslan Stoyanov to 14 years


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    https://tass.ru/proisshestviya/6160949
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    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:25 pm

    Good. They need to arrest plenty for it to finally kick in other operatives heads to be in interest of country
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    Post  Nibiru on Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 am

    The sentences though seem pretty light for the crimes they have committed. It should be at least no less than 50 years for both of them. Let them ROT in jail until they are ready for retirement home Mad
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    Post  Nibiru on Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:29 am

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    Post  Austin on Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:58 pm

    In Russia, the activity of 129 employees and 465 agents of foreign special services

    https://tass.ru/politika/6191912

    MOSCOW, March 6. / TASS /. In 2018, the special services of the Russian Federation stopped the activity of 129 full-time employees and 465 agents of foreign special services, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Thanks to successful special operations, 129 personnel officers and 465 agents of foreign special services were stopped,” he said at a meeting of the board of the FSB of Russia.

    Putin noted that foreign special services are seeking to increase their influence on the processes taking place in Russia, this needs to be counteracted. “We see that foreign intelligence is seeking to increase its activity in the Russian direction, looking for access to information of a political, economic, scientific, technological nature in all ways,” the president said. “Your work should be safer. and now maybe even more, [foreign intelligence] are seeking to influence the relevant processes in our country. "

    Putin noted that counterintelligence agencies acted "productively and offensively" in 2018.
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    Post  Austin on Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:59 pm

    FBI boss: Never mind Russia and social media, China ransacks US biz for blueprints, secrets at 'surprisingly' huge scale
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:57 am

    Hahahahaha.... while they are bitching about Putin controlling Trump, the chinese are stealing all their secrets... classic...
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    Post  Vann7 on Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:34 pm

    The Russian journalist working for opposition media and his arrest ... looks like a western major intel setup operation.. and if i was to bet.. it will be a CIA/Mossad operation (after their success in bringing down austria Pm with the fake daughter of a Russian politician) ,using 3 foreign media outlets operating in Russia to lead the charge against the government and paid 5th column activist inciting civil disobedience . cheering applauding ,anyone who speak negatively about Russia government and police.



    The entire thing looks like a triple setup.. well coordinated... with foreign intelligence agencies..  It looks like the journalist was setup , not only by the policy but by also his own employer.. who financed the policy to arrest his own journalist.. if memory don't fail.. supposedly the journalist was told works for a news paper , that is foreign and surprise surprise from NATO country.. Latvia..
    another thing that is puzzling is that before being arrested ,he had the mission to ask some question to RT director Margarita Simoyan..  and he was arrested after that under "drugs charges".. So did you follow the strange very unusual events? it was a SETUP.. and the same media that Journalist work betrayed his own employee.  and to solve the crime ,The Russian Police and Gov will have to go against the staff of a foreign media .. at least 3 foreign newspapers.. made in a matter of hours of the arrest an alliance and published the same first page in their news paper.. So will not be surprising if Israel spy agencies who hate Russia and took down the Austrian prime minister with another setup  , are behind this operation. So hours after being arrested the journalist.. 3 newspapers already had exactly same headlines with same graphics.. so they declared media war against Russia very prematurely accused the government of corruption without knowing if he was going to dropped the charges .. And withing couple of hours of his arrest ,there was already hundreds of supporters ,in front of the police building at night , provoking the police into violence..inciting civil dissobedience to police just hours away he was detained. So it was all a setup.. with 1)Foreign Intelligence mastermind all 2)Foreign Newspaper participation 3) 5th column traitors opportunist ,paid to promote civil disobedience and violence..  such operations , happens when corrupt people , newspapers ,fake activist and police accept money from a foreign intelligence agency and in collaboration with foreign bank operating in the country ,to hide the source from where the money came to those bribed to setup the journalist.. The only innocent here is the journalist and the Russian Governemnt and RT..  the fact that western media put RT director of news in the same scandal.. is a strong indication was a major coordinated setup.. (that if done right).. will have made it look ,that RT director margarita simoyan , asked Putin to arrest the journalist for harrasing her.. and the Russian police frame the journalist with drugs...  the drugs could have even been planted by the same news paper.. wait the journalist leave his home , and plant the drug..and when police arrest him.. all already setup.. .make no mistake.. in major western operations of intelligence.. The complexity and confusion of the operation *IS* one major fingerprint ,a potential signature of western intelligence operation.

     This journalist incident remembers me the sabotage of the Soyuz rocket in space. when docked in the international space station.. someone drill a hole in soyuz capsule ,for no reason ,allowing oxygen to escape .. the truth was very difficult to believe.. but it was true.. that the Russian government strongly suggested with their actions that NASA was behind the operation.. because they asked the medical records of NASA astronauts onboard ISS.. and then installed spy cameras inside the Russian module after that..and the director of Russia space agency ,falled short to directly accuse NASA of the sabotage by saying could have been done in space.. so literary he told NASA astronauts could be behind it and this is why now the Russian module in ISS  have spy cameras.. after the sabotage incident.... The new installed cameras in Russian module.. is to monitor US astronauts , not the Russian.. Wink
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    Post  Austin on Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:17 am


    ‘They will pay a price’: Bolton says US has expanded ‘offensive cyber operations’ against Russia

    https://www.rt.com/news/461622-bolton-us-expanded-cyber-war-russia/

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    Post  kvs on Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:41 pm

    Austin wrote:
    ‘They will pay a price’: Bolton says US has expanded ‘offensive cyber operations’ against Russia

    https://www.rt.com/news/461622-bolton-us-expanded-cyber-war-russia/


    Bolton is a retard who thinks Russia has no indigenous high tech. His cocky posturing about using NATO-derived computer system
    back doors (so much for all the bleating about Huawei) assumes that Russia has no capacity to configure secure LANs, rewrite firmware
    for basically any system, and use its own secure equipment and software.

    Nope, Bolton-tard will have to send over actual human saboteurs to disrupt Russian infrastructure to "punish Russia". This would be
    an act of war and Russia will make sure that the USA pays for such activity.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 am

    More importantly the backdoors and weaknesses in western equipment previously used in Russia is used in the west and could presumably be used against western powers including western allies... meaning the west is vulnerable to its own hacking weapons and tool.

    Americas electricity grid is supposed to be so pathetically outdated that Thomas Edison probably could have designed and run it to this day...
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:17 pm

    GarryB wrote:More importantly the backdoors and weaknesses in western equipment previously used in Russia is used in the west and could presumably be used against western powers including western allies... meaning the west is vulnerable to its own hacking weapons and tool.

    Americas electricity grid is supposed to be so pathetically outdated that Thomas Edison probably could have designed and run it to this day...



    https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/cat-item/energy/
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:46 am

    They don't want to spend money on infrastructure... they make too much money from war... it is too easy...
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    Post  par far on Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:48 am

    "Understanding America’s “regime change” strategy in Russia."

    https://thesaker.is/understanding-americas-regime-change-strategy-in-russia/


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    Post  PhSt on Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:39 pm



    Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources


    WASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex (YNDX.O) in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

    The malware, called Regin, is known to be used by the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance of the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the sources said. Intelligence agencies in those countries declined to comment.

    Western cyberattacks against Russia are seldom acknowledged or spoken about in public. It could not be determined which of the five countries was behind the attack on Yandex, said sources in Russia and elsewhere, three of whom had direct knowledge of the hack. The breach took place between October and November 2018.

    Yandex spokesman Ilya Grabovsky acknowledged the incident in a statement to Reuters, but declined to provide further details. “This particular attack was detected at a very early stage by the Yandex security team. It was fully neutralized before any damage was done,” he said.

    The company also said that “the Yandex security team’s response ensured that no user data was compromised by the attack.”

    The company, widely known as “Russia’s Google” for its array of online services from internet search to email and taxi reservations, says it has more than 108 million monthly users in Russia. It also operates in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

    The sources who described the attack to Reuters said the hackers appeared to be searching for technical information that could explain how Yandex authenticates user accounts. Such information could help a spy agency impersonate a Yandex user and access their private messages.

    The hack of Yandex’s research and development unit was intended for espionage purposes rather than to disrupt or steal intellectual property, the sources said. The hackers covertly maintained access to Yandex for at least several weeks without being detected, they said.

    The Regin malware was identified as a Five Eyes tool in 2014 following revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

    Reports by The Intercept, in partnership with a Dutch and Belgian newspaper, tied an earlier version of Regin to a hack at Belgian telecom firm Belgacom in 2013 and said British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the NSA were responsible. At the time GCHQ declined to comment and the NSA denied involvement.

    ‘CROWN JEWEL’

    Security experts say attributing cyberattacks can be difficult because of obfuscation methods used by hackers.

    But some of the Regin code found on Yandex’s systems had not been deployed in any known previous cyberattacks, the sources said, reducing the risk that attackers were deliberately using known Western hacking tools to cover their tracks.

    Yandex called in Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky, which established the attackers were targeting a group of developers inside Yandex, three sources said. A private assessment by Kaspersky, described to Reuters, concluded hackers likely tied to Western intelligence breached Yandex using Regin.

    A Kaspersky spokeswoman declined to comment.

    The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment. The White House National Security Council did not respond to a request for comment.

    The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

    Moscow-based Yandex, listed on the NASDAQ in the United States and the Moscow Exchange, has come under tighter regulatory control by the Russian government after the passage of new internet laws. Former Russian economics and trade minister Herman Gref became a Yandex board member in 2014.

    U.S. cybersecurity firm Symantec said it had also recently discovered a new version of Regin. Symantec declined to discuss where this sample was discovered, citing client confidentiality.

    “Regin is the crown jewel of attack frameworks used for espionage. Its architecture, complexity and capability sits in a ballpark of its own,” Vikram Thakur, technical director at Symantec Security Response, told Reuters. “We have seen different components of Regin in the past few months.”

    “Based on the victimology coupled with the investment required to create, maintain, and operate Regin, we believe there are at best a handful of countries that could be behind its existence,” said Thakur. “Regin came back on the radar in 2019.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-yandex-exclusive/exclusive-western-intelligence-hacked-russias-google-yandex-to-spy-on-accounts-sources-idUSKCN1TS2SX


    Just imagine the level of Outrage in Msm if it was the other way around., Rolling Eyes

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