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    Crimea's integration into Russian Federation:

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    Post  GarryB Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:44 am

    Sounds like Russian museums and organisations with anything on loan to the EU should start trying to repatriate those items before they are stolen or seized...

    This destroys all trust regarding loaning collections of museum pieces and art...
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    Post  JohninMK Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:02 am

    Great view. What an achievement!

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    Post  ALAMO Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:11 am

    Multik Putina Laughing
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    Post  flamming_python Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:51 am

    The Taliban recognized the Crimea as Russian

    https://lenta.ru/news/2021/11/29/taliban_crimea/

    The Taliban answered the question about the ownership of Crimea
    Taliban spokesman Mujahid on the recognition of Crimea: residents of the peninsula have the right to vote

    The Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) supports the people who live in Crimea, they have the right to vote. This is how the official representative of the grouping Zabihulla Mujahid answered the question about the ownership of the peninsula in an interview with Octagon.

    “With regard to Crimea, I want to say that this is the business of Ukraine and Moscow. We hope this issue will be resolved soon. God forbid that because of this there was a war in the region and other countries used it for their own purposes. <...> If people want to live in Russia, we agree with them, ”Mujahid added.

    Speaking about the official recognition of Crimea as Russian territory, a Taliban spokesman said that if the inhabitants of the peninsula want to be with Russia, the movement is in favor.

    In October, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the Taliban government the de facto leadership of Afghanistan. “De jure, the Taliban are not recognized, but de facto they are the leadership of Afghanistan,” he said.

    Officially, Russia, like other UN member states, does not recognize the Taliban's authority in Afghanistan.

    Militants of the radical movement entered Kabul and announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan in August.

    Well that's nice that they recognized it I guess, and their logic makes more sense than the European one

    But with friends like these..

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    Post  ALAMO Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:12 pm

    flamming_python wrote:

    Well that's nice that they recognized it I guess, and their logic makes more sense than the European one

    But with friends like these..

    Well, I guess it is much more complicated, and there is some game running.
    Russia is extremely active towards the Taliban, even if the organization is banned in Russia.
    Their embassy operated for the entire regime change time, without any break.
    The Russian ambassador is openly speaking about the situation there, and it is an extremely informative source on the ground.
    It seems that both Russia's and China's stand is sane.
    They consider the Taliban as de facto rulers of Afghanistan, so if you are interested in any cooperation - you should do it with the Taliban regime.
    There is no other.
    The Chinese openly admit, that there is a huge difference between the Talibs now, and 20 years ago. They are not interested in any ideological expansion, you can discuss the matters with them using common ground, mutual interests, and respect.
    Very same signals are coming from Uzbekistan and Tadzykistan either, the business is running again, trade is flowing, goods are flowing - there were some technical and organizational issues, as the new regime lacked qualifed&skilled border guard personnel, but ... it is getting better and better. And - guess what - safer! Shocked
    When we are talking about that, Russian Il's 76 are flying over Afghanistan, bringing emergency supplies there, and taking back the remaining Russian citizens. Three flights like that have been executed, each with 3 planes.
    The sole fact, that Russian simply agreed with the Taliban evacuation of its citizens, some of them being actually Afghans - speaks for itself, agree?
    Hell, they have evacuated even Afghan army cadets and military school students, bringing them back to Russia!
    Those cadets won't go back to Afghanistan I guess, some of them have already applied for Russian military service, and I suppose citizenship will be the obvious next step.
    All agreed with the local authorities, peacfully&calmly ...
    Let's find a difference Laughing

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    Post  GarryB Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:06 am

    Like I said on the afghan thread... the Taliban are actually being more reasonable than the Americans... if it was the Americans that had the Taliban trapped in the Kabul airport like that they would have called in the Spooky Gunships and levelled the place... just like they did with the Iraqi soldiers retreating from Kuwait in Desert Storm.

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    Post  kvs Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:29 am

    Since Russia is not interested in imperial conquest like America and its minions, it just needs the Taliban to do two
    things:

    1) Stop the narcotics racket that the Americans re-established after they invaded in 2001. The Taliban eradicated
    this activity in the 1990s.

    2) Do not submit their country to being a whore for America like Japan.

    If the Taliban do this, then Russia has no business and no interest minding Afghanistan's affairs. By contrast,
    the criminal clowns in Washington cannot sleep at night if they are not succeeding in controlling every
    crack on the planet.

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    Post  ALAMO Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:55 am

    As for the 1, Talibs are using extreme measures to remove the drug-addicted from the streets.
    They have established some relief facilities and actually forcing the addicted to go through a decontamination process there.

    As for the conclusion, Russia does have interests there - another way they would not dig so deep. Keeping the embassy, humanitarian cargo, active talks with the new regime ...
    We can consider that as obvious measures to keep the Uzbek and Tadzyk borders safe. As far as Russia does not care about Turkmenistan much, the two others are CSTO members - Tadzyk -or used to be a member - Uzbeks.
    But for that, the pure and brutal force would be just enough. If they use a carrot rather than a stick, there must be something there ...

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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:59 am

    Russia benefits from having good relations with its neighbours... everyone does, it is only a country like the US that benefits from everyone fighting everyone else...

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    Post  Scorpius Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:29 pm

    GarryB wrote:Russia benefits from having good relations with its neighbours... everyone does, it is only a country like the US that benefits from everyone fighting everyone else...
    This is what the words about which are so actively suppressed in the Western media: it is beneficial for Russia to be surrounded by rich, developed and independent FRIENDLY states with which it is possible to trade and develop mutually beneficial cooperation. The US sees benefits only when they are surrounded by a bunch of helpful small dogs, each of which the US will use for its own enrichment.
    What amazes me, while simultaneously killing faith in the reasonableness of humanity, is that there are so many more people in the world who dream of serving a rich master than those who want to live freely.

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:15 pm

    Beautiful sight


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    Good morning, #CrimeaFlag of Russia!
    Ballot box with check2.6 million carsOncoming automobiledrove across #CrimeanBridgeBridge at night in 2021!
    Ballot box with checkDuring the #NewYear2022 holidaysChristmas tree - almost 109 thousand cars!
    photoCamera with flash: instadron_crimea/ instagram
    Rightwards arrowhttps://crimea24.tv/content/v-2021-godu-po-krimskomu-mostu-proekhali-26-m/




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    Post  kvs Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:50 pm

    That is a figment of the imagination. Those Moskals could never build such a bridge since they do not have the culture for it.
    According to Ukrs.

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:30 pm

    kvs wrote:That is a figment of the imagination.   Those Moskals could never build such a bridge since they do not have the culture for it.
    According to Ukrs.

    It does look a bit mystical in that light.
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    Post  ALAMO Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:41 am

    It is another Putins multik Twisted Evil
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    Post  JohninMK Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:38 am

    Not civil but wasn't sure where to put this. Clearly shows the strategic importance of Crimea to Russia. Then centre the Tu-22M3 and Kalibre onto Hmeimen.

    Mind you the centre of those circles looks to be well out to sea Very Happy

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    The radius of possible combat use of Caliber cruise missiles, Tu-22M3 long-range missile carriers and Murmansk-BN electronic warfare systems.
    #Crimea


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    Post  JohninMK Thu Feb 24, 2022 11:32 am

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    Units of the Russian Armed Forces take full control of the North Crimean Canal.

    The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov ordered to prepare for the reception of the "Dnieper water".


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    The water blockade of Crimea has been stopped: ⚡Aksenov gave the command to prepare the North Crimean Canal to receive Dnieper water

    Telegram RIA Novosti


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    Post  JohninMK Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:37 pm

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    Crimea restored the railway line with the Kherson region, in the future it will be possible to raise the issue of resuming full-fledged passenger traffic, said State Duma deputy Sheremet

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    Post  kvs Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:00 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Victor 🇷🇺 Z@vicktop55·
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    Crimea restored the railway line with the Kherson region, in the future it will be possible to raise the issue of resuming full-fledged passenger traffic, said State Duma deputy Sheremet

    Together with the restoration of water flow to the Crimean canal this suggest to me that Russia is going to impose a loyal regime for a long time in
    what is now Ukraine. I do not see how leaving and letting Banderites restore their power is consistent with these developments.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:45 am

    A truth commission that shows what these thieves and murderers got up to while in power and a hint of the money they stole will likely make their re election chances pretty bad... as bad as Navalny.

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:26 pm

    JohninMK wrote:301🇦🇲@301_AD·45m

    Units of the Russian Armed Forces take full control of the North Crimean Canal.

    The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov ordered to prepare for the reception of the "Dnieper water".


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    The water blockade of Crimea has been stopped: ⚡Aksenov gave the command to prepare the North Crimean Canal to receive Dnieper water

    Telegram RIA Novosti

    Looks like the canal has filled up now.

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    For the first time in eight years, water through the North Crimean Canal reached Dzhankoy,And all this thanks to the Russian military, who liberated the hydrotechnical unit.

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    Post  d_taddei2 Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:37 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Victor 🇷🇺 Z@vicktop55·
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    Crimea restored the railway line with the Kherson region, in the future it will be possible to raise the issue of resuming full-fledged passenger traffic, said State Duma deputy Sheremet

    I remember just after annexation I travelled from Kiev to Crimea and the border was at near Dzhankoi railway station (not sure if spelling) the Ukrainian border guards were pissed off when they saw I had a Russian federation visa with the words Crimea on it, they emptied my rucksack upside down and let there dog trample all over it and threw my passport at me. Shortly afterwards and I just finished packing my rucksack we ended up at the Russian side they were very professional and used a hand held PDA scanned passport and typed a few things and shakes my hand and said welcome to Russia welcome to Crimea, he then held asked me where exactly I was from I replied Scotland he shouted along the carriage something in Russian only word I knew was shohtlandyets (not sure of spelling) which ment Scotland everyone cheered. When he handed over my passport he said it was the first russian visa he had seen with Crimea on it and he was happy to see it. I think at first he was surprised to see it when it was on their database. When I get back to Scotland (currently in Uganda) I will take a picture of it (it's in my old passport). I remember the Ukrainian border point had a BRDM-2 in a dug out facing Crimea

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    Post  JohninMK Sat Mar 12, 2022 11:29 pm

    Water that has escaped tyranny Laughing

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