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Posts Tagged ‘Putin’

June 18th, 2017 - 7:40 am § in Misc.



May 17th, 2017 - 7:51 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Politics

Putin offers to provide details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys

  MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, bringing scoffs on Capitol Hill that the Kremlin could help shed light on the disclosures of reportedly highly classifie[...]

March 27th, 2017 - 8:43 am § in Misc.

Putin Becomes Czar

Mass arrests as anti-Putin protests sweep Russia Russian police detained more than 1,000 people yesterday in 82 towns and cities as the biggest protests against President Putin’s rule in four years swept the country amid growing anger over government corruption. Among those arrested was Alexei Nav[...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 2:54 am § in America, Donald Trump, UW

What the rest of the free world sees that Trump refuses to acknowledge

  Sweden brings back military conscription amid Baltic tensions – BBC News The military will call up 4,000 extra men and women from 1 January BBC.CO.UK|BY BBC NEWS[...]

February 18th, 2017 - 12:06 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Defectors May Blow the Whistle on Putin-Trump Intrigues

Russian Spy Whistleblowers Turn on Putin A husband and wife who were members of the Russian parliament have defected to Ukraine. The Kremlin calls them ‘enemies of the people.’ Enemies of Putin is more like it.  They may be the west’s verson of Snowden! For the moment, at least, they say [...]

February 9th, 2017 - 11:30 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.


In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty The phone call with Putin has added to concerns that Trump is not adequately prepared for discussions with foreign leaders. By Jonathan Landay and David Rohde | Reuters  In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Pu[...]

February 6th, 2017 - 9:15 am § in Misc.

Putin’s Russia Allies With Kim’s North Korea

North Korea lists Russia first among countries friendly with regime North Korea prioritized Russia in a statement that listed the heads of state who were reportedly presented with holiday greeting cards from Kim Jong Un. UPI.COM[...]

January 17th, 2017 - 10:53 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Putin Defends Trump, Calls Opponents “worse than prostitutes.”

President Vladimir Putin insisted that the accusations that Trump engaged in sexual acts with prostitutes while in Moscow are “fake” and “nonsense.” “I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. [...]

January 10th, 2017 - 10:44 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

The Kremlin Papers

   CNN reported Tuesday:    “Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the [...]

December 11th, 2016 - 11:46 am § in Misc.


Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I’m going after Russia in every way you can go after Russia. I think they’re one of the most destabilizing influences on the world stage. I think they did interfere with our elections, and I want Putin personally to pay the price.” Republicans ready to la[...]