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Gazprom Chairman Sold All His Shares Just Before Russia Invaded Crimea

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We are sure it is just coincidence - and awkward combination of luck and suspicious timing - but Vedomosti reports that Viktor Zubkov, the Chairman of Russia's massive energy monopoly Gazprom, dumped his entire stake in the company just a few weeks before Vladimir Putin crossed the red line. Gazprom shares have dropped 25% in the last 3 weeks so his timing was impeccible.

 

 

Via Vedomosti (Google Translate),

The Chairman of the Board of Directors "Gazprom" Viktor Zubkov has sold his stake in the company, it follows from the monopoly.

 

The change in share occurred February 11, 2014, the issuer learned about it on March 13.

 

Now Zubkov 0% stake in the company.

 

...

 

Thus, Zubkov sold his shares prior to the collapse of the Russian stock market on March 3.

It's good to have friends running the country eh? Thank you Mr. Putin. This is important as so many Western watchers believe a crumbling Russia stock market will prompt Putin to back away... it appears his Oligrach friends already got the nod...

 

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4550162 The Gooch
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4550208 666
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Now, can he follow through on his good luck(!) and re-buy the shares when the price bottoms out?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:38 | 4550275 Anusocracy
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Russia has invaded?

Where's the pix?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:44 | 4550292 johngaltfla
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And now we have a Russian bank run OUT of the West well under way...apparently shifting sssets to Asia (aka, Hong Kong and China)....

 

03.14 BREAKING NEWS: Russian Bank Run OUT of Western Institutions Underway
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:47 | 4550303 Keyser
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I wonder how far he can run before Putin finds him?

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:00 | 4550346 HarryWanqer
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Western oligarchs are a shining beacon of integrity, justice, and fairness. It's astonishing how crooked the Russian oligarchs have become, there's little excuse for their depravity. This can only be rectified by forceful intervention, which will require much sacrifice.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:05 | 4550362 quintago
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Fractional Reserve are Putin's two favorite words.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:15 | 4550390 The Gooch
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I thought it was "young" and "boy".

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:28 | 4550439 Johnny Cocknballs
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:31 | 4550448 sodbuster
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Wow- I'm sure it was just a coincidence. lol. I'd rather be lucky than smart, anyday!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:54 | 4550522 Mister Kitty
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Those Ivy League boys are smart.  Bitches.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:57 | 4550533 old naughty
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Insider ? What(how) did he know weeks ahead (of “fxxk EU”, leaked?)

More dots?

Another chess piece?

 

 

Did anyone dump MH, RR stocks (fxxk Asia, perhaps) ?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 00:31 | 4551172 Johnny Cocknballs
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Most aren't as smart as myself.

Which makes their common arrogance commonly tedious.

You wouldn't understand...

 

When was the last time you fucked your wife, you fat lonely fuck?

didn't I tell ye to hit the gym and stop whacking off to interwebs porns?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:01 | 4550350 Thought Processor
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Well, they don't call it insider trading for nothing.

 

Same thing, different country.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:10 | 4550373 disabledvet
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ummm...Czar Putie better concentrate on his Invasion Plans first. THEN he can start thinking about "Payback."

And yes...he will need "many Oligarchs" to pay for his "hostile takeover." I do agree...this Gazpromia Dude doesn't seem to be a "team player" on Planet Putin. Of course if Mother Russia really does gamble away it's people's future on a reckless act of aggression which obviously no one in Russia supports (although I do find it interesting that everyone is all gung ho about it all here) then...well, "who's the dummy now?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrfqxrOUqS8
I think the US is ready to go here....

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:05 | 4550341 Renewable Life
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What don't people get about what is going on here, OF COURSE he did, this is a well thought out plan of Chess against the marble playing West. China is in on this 100% and the Corporate Bond shit is just the first shoot.  They are going to bleed USD dollar assets to death slowely and put tremendous pressure on the Euro and the EU to abandon the USD dominate position! 

This is war, and Obama and Kerry are playing games and thinking this is some dust up over nothing important, when its nothing less then a full frontal assault on the USD and its place in the world, which if they are successful, will be the end of the US as we know it today and usher in a period of economic doom, that will make the great depression look like kindergarden class. 

The Chinese and Russians know they are in for some hardship in a big way, but their ready, we are not ready in the slightest! The panic and disarray that is going to sweep over this Nation, when we realize that Europe is not 100% with us and the rest of the world has lost faith in us a decade ago, will be shit the planet will talk about at Universities for 1000 years!! The fall of Rome type stuff!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 14:33 | 4552303 Oracle 911
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I agree.

 

The US economy is sinking and the US dollar denominated assets are bleeding. The question is: How swift will be the end of the US dollar?

It will be swift end, because it minimize the losses and the US govs maneuverability will be limited. Actually, the US gov will be incapable of action except nuclear war.

The bad news are, the US economy will be nonexistent practically overnight, the reason is simple the US economy lives from its printing press.

The even worse news are the entire world will be affected. The BRICS countries especially Russia, India and China  (in this order) will be less affected, the countries with deep close ties with USA will be more affected a.k.a. bankrupt and the rest of the world somewhere between these 2 extremes.

 

About tribesman stuff: Who cares, is he [Victor Zubkov] serving as best he can Russia or not? This is the question and everything else is irrelevant, like enriching himself in the process.

 

Edit: The US is becoming less and less relevant day by day, and soon the IMF and World bank and BIS will be irrelevant too.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:37 | 4550269 Rafferty
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Seen boarding a plane for Tel Aviv, a sack over his back with 'LOOT' written on it.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:09 | 4550163 DoChenRollingBearing
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Mr. Zubkov need have no fear of jail.  Kind of like Jon Corzine here.  Hey!  Russia and the USSA are more alike than I thought!

Except for the guy at the top...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:57 | 4550338 NoDebt
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Jail?  No.  He's now Putin's best buddy.  Thanks for the tip, Vlad.  (He'll buy the shares back at a discount later for the coup de grace).

I suspect that Putin tipped off a lot of his oligach buddies so they wouldn't turn on him for financial reasons when the invasion began.

Like I said before, Putin's been planning this for a long time.  Financial chaos and the imposition of sanctions against Russia by the west was and EASILY forseeable contingency.  Last thing he wants is pressure from the oligarchs in his own country because they're losing a lot of (personal) wealth.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 14:48 | 4552364 Oracle 911
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Wrong only in one thing, Zubkov wont buy these shares back, the Russian gov will buy them back with US Dollar reserves.

This has at least 2 reasons:

-regain control over Russian state assets (it is about the control of resources);

-useful spending of soon to be worthless US Dollar.

Because Russia want be an autarchy.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:30 | 4550442 angel_of_joy
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You are wrong !

Putin is helping his rich guys preserve their money. This is how you CONTROL them (since they owe you one...)

The problem with sanctions, restrictions and such is they end up applying only to poor suckers, who are too credulous and/or naive to act in time. Remember who lost money in Cyprus ? And, more importantly, who DIDN'T ?

Besides, words like "revolution", "coup" and "sanctions" has been thrown around for weeks now. How patently stupid one has to be and ignore the writing on the wall ?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:09 | 4554205 MeelionDollerBogus
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http://flic.kr/p/e4NX4D

I'm waiting in suspense to find out!

http://flic.kr/p/m42Gkn

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:09 | 4550164 semperfidelis
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Talk about honest Russians.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:13 | 4550172 The Fonz...befo...
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No different than our congress and senate....they love being frontrunners

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:24 | 4550805 tenpanhandle
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hopefully they'll soon be seen front runnin the torch and pitchfork crowd.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:13 | 4550178 Son of Captain Nemo
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Why should anyone be surprised?

This is what they all do!

Hope Putin sends him on a one-way-ticket to London where he belong and where I'm sure he'll stay for good!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:38 | 4550276 Rafferty
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He'd feel more at home in Tel Aviv than London.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:15 | 4550180 SilverIsMoney
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If Putin warned all his big money friends  to get out in January and February because he decided he was going to be the one to implode the system that would be pretty damn genius. As the west thinks they're crippling Russia they are only increasing shakiness in their own, BOGUS, financial markets and while the new USSR waits to buy the bottom the west will cause they have the ability to trigger it themselves with China. It's pretty damn genius if that's the plan... (it would explain the MASSIVE treasury dumps we've seen) we truly have no way out. I hope the US has the gold we say we do...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:16 | 4550186 IridiumRebel
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we don't

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:26 | 4550226 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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we don't, at least twice.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 00:13 | 4551140 e_goldstein
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Well if by gold, you mean tungsten, then we might.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:40 | 4550283 vulcanraven
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They (the US) does not have the gold they say they do

WE (the people, aware enough to understand the fragility of the global ponzi financial system) however, do have the gold (and silver) we say we do.

Game on, bitch!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:58 | 4550340 PLira
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I'd bet you a donut that the imbeciles who are orchestrating this travesty are thinking they'll be taking our PM's through confiscation to pay for this (consolidate wealth to the oligarchs).

Probably one reason they want our guns. Meh, we'll give them our guns one piece at a time, then good luck finding my PM's.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:10 | 4550758 vulcanraven
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My gold and silver are safe and sound under 6 feet of mercury fulminate.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:29 | 4550821 tenpanhandle
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market wire...this just in:  US dumps all gold bars in Ft Knox, enmasse, onto market... price of tungsten tumbles.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:07 | 4554203 MeelionDollerBogus
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They'll take your house, car, kids, all your pay, the works. If PM's are in the house when they empty it that's just a bonus for them.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:59 | 4551636 Yoki
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but wait, we got Ukraine's gold now, dont we?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:24 | 4550219 PHantomofthemarkets
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I think the plan comes from China.

But we are thinking the same.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 02:52 | 4551335 pies_lancuchowy
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does US have the gold? Well, Gentiles do not have it. But SOMEONE has..

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:14 | 4550182 CrashisOptimistic
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Feb 11 is quite early.  The agreement was signed Feb 21.  There was no agreement or even a coup envisioned on Feb 11.

OTOH, he may have known the Ukraine wasn't going to pay its bill.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:18 | 4550190 IridiumRebel
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Chess is best played by thinking 10 moves ahead.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:05 | 4554199 MeelionDollerBogus
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Righteo.

King me!!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:33 | 4550254 Winston Churchill
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Ask Nuland how good Russian intelligence is.

You don't think that was all they intercepted do you ?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:43 | 4550290 Tim_
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Victoria Nuland spoke at the National Press Club on December 13, 2013 - Video

Victoria Nuland (jew) admitted that the US government has spent over five billion dollars to subvert the Ukrainian government.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:55 | 4550526 Thought Processor
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Wait.......   you don't think this is planned do you?

 

All I know is that wars are crazy expensive and the first thing anyone does before they embark on crazy expensive adventures is..........    call the bank, to make sure they've got your back.

 

Now what are the chances that both sides use the same bankers?

 

And now who also badly needs a monetary reset?

 

On second though never mind.  This is crazy talk.  Nobody would believe this is all somehow planned.

 

Would you?

 

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:16 | 4550184 rockface
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Viktor Zubkov is apparently a brilliant investor.  As the old song goes "Ya gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em".

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:16 | 4550185 Bunga Bunga
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Did anyone expect that Russian oligarchs are better than Western banksters?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:20 | 4550199 Luckhasit
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Nope.  A rose by any other name, is still a rose.  Or a shit sandwich is still a shit sandwich no matter how much you sprinkle it with sugar. 

Get ready to take your mandatory bite.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:33 | 4550829 tenpanhandle
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no no no please not another sugar coated shit sammich.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:03 | 4554196 MeelionDollerBogus
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Complimentary buttercream topping.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:46 | 4550301 Anusocracy
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Foreign government psychopaths aren't my problem.

The domestic species is.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:20 | 4550195 Long Gamma
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Mr. Durden, 

His stake was worth a grand total of $127,000. Not exactly a big deal.

Still, I'm short Gazprom.

-LG

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4550201 Luckhasit
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Long LNG.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:41 | 4550287 SDShack
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Wasn't that about how much someone famous made on cattle futures?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:45 | 4550295 Tim_
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Hillary's Bull Market

"So we guess it's also up to us to indelicately mention another of those flagrantly disturbing episodes in Mrs. Clinton's career: her quick profit of nearly $100,000 on a $1,000 stake in the futures markets."

"But 'good investment' does not begin to describe Mrs. Clinton's highly unusual return of almost 10,000% over 10 months in the futures markets."


A note on odds in the cattle futures market

"This paper investigates the odds of generating a 100-fold return in the cattle futures market."

"The tests are constructed to give the investor the benefit of the doubt whenever doubt exists. The most conservative finding is that the probability is one in approximately thirty-one trillion."

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:04 | 4550355 Hongcha
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Lord Gamma; good luck.  I have 1/5 of my OGZPY long position in and feel like I did buying silver at all-in mining/refining costs in December.  That is, I feel 3-5 baggerish over the next three years.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:19 | 4551751 Long Gamma
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Hongcha, I think you are right going long OGZPY for the long term. It is undervalued. My short is purely short term and event (war) driven. When Ukraine doesn't pay that Feb $2 Billion utility bill, I would guess that Gazprom will drop. Also, if there's war/military action, the pipelines across Ukraine will be at risk. For the short term, I'm short Gazprom and have puts on RSX. 

Once that simple business of war is over, I'm going long OGZPY and RSX. fyi, RSX's p/e is 5 and yields about 3%.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:20 | 4550196 BudFox2012
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"I am shocked and could not see this one coming" said no one ever.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4550206 Dr. Engali
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Is this any different than a massive amount of put buying before 911? Insiders always know.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:13 | 4550386 disabledvet
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not if the boots are on the ground.
If the battle formations become large and formalized enough "there is no inside information to trade on."

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4550207 navy62802
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It's Russia, people. Things work differently over there.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:37 | 4550845 tenpanhandle
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Thats the same exact thing that can be said about Ukraine..."It's Russia, people."

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 01:18 | 4551253 Urban Redneck
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Things do work differently, if the oligarchs cross the Empire-

They get their money taken away (Chernoy, Gusinsky and Browder)

They get thrown in the Gulag (Khodorkovsky and Lebedev)

Or they get suicided in London (Berezovsky and Patarkatsishvili)

Regardless of religious affiliation

Moreover, if the Gazprom CEO only had $150k in stock then the oligarchs are paying their hired help on par with junior muppet schleppers at Goldman, in an industry where the median CEO comp was $13.7 million in 2010 (WSJ) Miller's historical compensation appears to be a few million annually, but it's still a lot less than a comparable western CEO of a 100+billion energy behemoth.

The evil Statist Empire will devour or shit on both the big fish and little guy.

In Soviet Russia - you don't free Jon Corzine.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:01 | 4554190 MeelionDollerBogus
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Ivan Corzonov is keep fingers well away of cookie jar.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4550209 monad
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Where did you think our politicians get their ideas? They cover what they see...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:01 | 4550349 NoDebt
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Yet they seem so American in their cronyism.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:25 | 4550620 navy62802
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American greed is far different than greed in other countries because it is more insidious. Here, wealthy people like to disguise their greed through lies and deceit. And the voting population is all too willing to buy the lie. Otherwise, they would have to actually think for once and put the puzzle pieces together.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:25 | 4550222 Yen Cross
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     I'm sure Viktor Zubkov is trembling in his sheepskin lined "UGG boots" over losing his U.S. Visa. </sarc>

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:29 | 4550238 Aquarius
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When did Russia invade the Crimea?

"http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/14/new-russia/

"But even he did not manage to make Ukraine a “gift” of Sevastopol, which remained a separate city under the jurisdiction of the U.S.S.R. central government."

appears to me to be just as much horse-pucky in the whole of the Media about the Ukraine as there is about the Malaysian Boeing 777 that will never be found (some people do know where it is and precisely what happened).

It is not  that the USA wants a war, but, due to the 2013 US Economic Collapse, more, that the USA needs a War (all Bankers see the solution to everything economically bad, as war) and a War with Russia is extremely convenient to the blood lusting Bolsheviks and Trotskyites that rule the USA.

And it is clue that if the senile Mr Kerry engages in War, Russia will defend itself.

All this just highlights our "leadership and the elites" as the pre-Paeolithic knuckle-dragging insane ignoramuses, as previously stated, albeit, more of less, that they are.

Ho hum

 

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:37 | 4550268 The_Prisoner
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Purim falls on the 16th of March this year. The pharisees demand blood sacrifice.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:30 | 4550243 Soul Glow
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Who didn't see this one coming.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:33 | 4550253 falak pema
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are we in July 2007 once again?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:37 | 4550271 Winston Churchill
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Not to worry, Kerry assures us its contained.

Everyone knows horses never lie.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:59 | 4554188 MeelionDollerBogus
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http://flic.kr/p/enJ7Cs

What do you think?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:33 | 4550255 q99x2
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He had to do that so he can buy it back when the time is right and with respect for national security concerns.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:36 | 4550266 ebworthen
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Our CONgress Critters make Russian Oligarchs look like pikers.

100-1 every member was shorting or selling GM right before the news broke of the ignition scandal, amongst other insider buying/selling deals they exempted their "honorable" selves from.

The scumbags.

Bearataka!

Go Vlad!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:41 | 4550284 shankster
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Don't forget the Russian troops that Obama invited to train on US soil just a couple years ago.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:58 | 4554187 MeelionDollerBogus
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Probably seen this claim at least 100 times in the last 3 years never with a shred of evidence to back it. -1

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:47 | 4550289 g'kar
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I guess Viktor Zubkov's days as a financial crimes investigator paid off.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:48 | 4550307 Jack Burton
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There are two sides to every trade, so, who bought? Somebody snapped up those shares before the price drop was fully priced in. I wanna know who bought and why!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:11 | 4550374 kita27
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A computer algorythm bought the shares off him. Why?  Because it cant think rationally.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:53 | 4550710 RafterManFMJ
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I sincerely doubt a robot like Al Gore has rhythm.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:43 | 4550866 tenpanhandle
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considerin my remarkable (not in a good way) market timing when buying/selling stocks, the answer you seek is: obviously some poor smuck like me.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:35 | 4550457 The_Prisoner
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Some pension fund

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:56 | 4550333 RaceToTheBottom
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So the guy had a class put on by some WS scum?  It could be a coincidence?  Just ask the SEC?  They use that excuse all the time to not enforce laws

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:59 | 4550343 Racer
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oh and the Eur/USD didn't have some insight either.....

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:02 | 4550348 Ifigenia
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I am not surprise. I sold all my shares of germans cia. since 22th of February, when the Junta throw out the government. Everyone with a bit of historic sense, know there would be a big crisis in that part of Europe and naturally Germany would bear the brunt in her economy if the crisis escalate. At the time when i decided to sell, i had in mind this was a shrewd plan from US to cause a big political headache for Russia, drove a wedge between EU and Russia and also to hurt EU economy, driving us to a weak position in the negociation of TTIP

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:01 | 4550352 Iam Yue2
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Oh come on, where is the surprise.

Russia is on the 133rd place out of 176 (tied with Comoros, Guyana, Honduras, Iran, and Kazakhstan) in the Corruption Perceptions Index.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:47 | 4550885 tenpanhandle
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perceptions do not equal reality; quite the opposite in this day and age.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:05 | 4550359 Josh Randall
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I think we should be asking when is he getting back in? Will it be when they announce they will take payment in gold only?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:08 | 4550368 syntaxterror
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No doubt Warren Buffet would double this mofo's salary, just like Jamie's.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:08 | 4550370 kita27
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not exactly insider trading, it was common sense that the Russian military would automatically protect Russian interests.  And now the the fake paper market is down over 22%, oh diddums, who cares when you actually have the stuff that makes the market- land and people!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:09 | 4550371 Godisanhftbot
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how many friends/relatives does pewtin have in the States and elsewhere, that get to front run every move he makes?

 

 My bet, lots

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:26 | 4550430 Johnny Cocknballs
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a Jewish Russian oligarch abusing his position to get rich?

Inconceivable!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:33 | 4550451 zionhead101
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Johnny tell us why the TEL-AVIV trilliionaires would want to buy GAZPROM on the cheap, after they drove it down?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:44 | 4550480 Chuck Knoblauch
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If Kenneth Feinberg is looking for a new assignment, the American people are screwed.

Mr. False Flag, Kenneth Feinberg, is the payment Czar for all victims of acts of terror in the US.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:52 | 4550512 synsolve
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This guy is almost as good as a United States Senator.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:13 | 4550766 El Hosel
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He opened up a can of Angie Mozilo

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:38 | 4550660 SweetDoug
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'

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And oldie, but a goodie!

 

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Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?

Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! [a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]

Croupier: Your winnings, sir.

Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
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V-V

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:11 | 4550763 WMM II
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so the value of gazprom are tanking now? anyone think that's going to be popular in the ol' moscow stock exchange? any russian stocks going to be bullish if putin fires a shot, thugs a crowd, steals an election? simply: put, your brain gottsa know your ego is up a creek w/o a paddle. only worse moves are available to u, czar putin-take.

 

 

:)

 

p.s. even with putin designed ballot.

'2.' wins by a landslide.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:51 | 4550900 tenpanhandle
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what???   Put that joint down and get back to your xbox game.  Your teams losing.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 00:17 | 4551149 nathan1234
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Chairman of Gazprom, Viktor Zubkov, thanks Obama and Victoria Fcuk U Nuland profusely and sends greetings from Moscow.


Sat, 03/15/2014 - 01:18 | 4551252 icanhasbailout
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I hate to say "I told you so", but...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-14/russia-crashes-bear-market-euro...

 

Just kidding. I love to say "I told you so".

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 08:29 | 4551538 Spumoni
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Well, with the new LIBOR indictments against all the majors, at least EU and US have some leverage to get financing for the next officially sanctioned slaughter of our young. Or will this be the first currency war fought by drones?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:58 | 4552939 Herdee
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I just see this Ukraine situation as another event along the path to challenging the U.S. Dollar as the World Reserve Currency.It's hard to see how it will play out into the next major step against the U.S. but one thing's for sure,the United States is dead broke.I can't see the present pro-nazi government there lasting long and I see another regime change in six months.What a disgrace for the west to be supporting far right idiots. Maybe Russia is doing this in order to have U.S. politicians increase their budget to the Pentagon.U.S. Officials are dumb enough to start sinking billions in there as well.It's economic warfare not military.Anything to find ways to make the American Government to keep spending in order to increase the chances of everyboby pulling out their money.I recentlly bought GYEN in order to price gold in Japenese Yen because I think Japan will fall first.In any case I'm still buying gold bullion as well.China is dumping U.S. debt and buying EU debt.Go figure.

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