Putin Reappears, Puts 40,000 Troops On Full Alert As Part Of "Snap-Readiness Exercises"

Tyler Durden's picture

After disappearing for ten days from the public's eye, theories surrounding his absence ranged from the tabloidy (fathering a baby with a Russian gymnast), to the trivial (lower back issues), to the bizarre (another putsch in the Kremlin), to the idiotic (dead). All that can be cast aside when moments ago we learn that the Russian president simply wanted some time away and has now reappeared for his meeting with the Kyrgyz president. From Bloomberg:

  • PUTIN ARRIVES FOR MEETING W/ KYRGYZ PRESIDENT IN ST. PETERSBURG

And for those who desperately need photographic evidence here it is:

Putin take on the rumors:

That settles that, at least until the next rumor.

But while Putin may have kept a low visibility profile, he was very well heard, and as reported earlier today, the Russian president ordered nearly 40,000 troops in northern and western Russia to be put on full alert early Monday as part of snap-readiness exercises, official news agencies quoted Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying.

According to the WSJ, the maneuvers are the latest in a series of such checks in recent years and follow dozens of military exercises conducted over the past year since the start of the Ukraine crisis.

The military exercises announced on Monday involve Russia's Northern Fleet, as well as airborne and other troops in the west of the country. The main focus is to test readiness in the Arctic, where Russia has expanded its military presence in recent years, officials said. The exercises are scheduled to continue through to March 21.

 

"New challenges and threats to military security require further increases in the military capabilities of the armed forces and special attention to the newly formed strategic group in the northern direction, " Mr. Shoigu said.

Many more to come:

  • RUSSIA TO HOLD CONSTANT UNPLANNED MILITARY CHECKS: PESKOV

As the WSJ concludes, "western officials have criticized Russia's frequent exercises as threatening and provocative, a charge Moscow parries with its own allegations that military maneuvers near Russia's borders by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are destabilizing." Oddly enough, they have nothing to say about NATO parking tanks and armors and various other weapons just feet away from the Russian border.

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GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

Reappears, Puts 40,000 Troops On Full Alert

 

Nice to see you too bitch!

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

NATO General Philatio Manlove: "Eight million Russian soldiers and 600,000 Russian tanks have invaded Ukraine! I'm being super serial!"

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

LOL she's inspired japanese anime and the press calling her 'Prosecutie'

she's frikn awesome

y3maxx's picture

Guaranteed friends.....W W #3 Black Swan event will be a major, False Flag one initiated by the ever desperately growing USSA.

Latina Lover's picture

The USSA, via their imbecilic Ukie orcs, have launched so many obvious false flags that they no longer work.   MH17, Odessa, Bus accidents, claims of a million russian troops and 10,000 tanks, offing a has been russian politician, the list goes on and on.  The russians, unlike the floride heads in North America, are still capable of some critical thought and see though the BS.

Headbanger's picture

Natalia can prosecute me between the sheets and on the floor, the sofa and the back of my truck any time baby!!

gold-is-not-dead's picture

Let sleeping dogs lie, Russia is not Afgan, Iraq or Serbia to be treated like that by western forces.

Arnold's picture

What makes you think that building a bit of Cadre and giving them a bit of vacation is not the Master Plan?

SWRichmond's picture

Not quite OT...

...fathering a baby with a Russian gymnast...

Can't be done in ten days.  A man can sire a child in minutes (well, for me a bit longer...), be present for the birth for hours, but fathering takes a lifetime.

Just wanted to be clear on that.

smlbizman's picture

just think of all the crime that is committed, hoping to meet her......or is it meat.....

Latina Lover's picture

Yeah, Natalia can handcuff me anytime and beat me with her blonde hair.  I would even give up Latina's for a while to experience her 'prosecutie' embrace, <g>.

Meanwhile, in the USSA her rough equivalent is Janet Reno. I'll even bet that Janet would love to have a lick of  Natalia.

 

Ohhh,  how the mighty USSA has declined.....

BLOTTO's picture

Something about Putin being missing and Obama talking (tongue in cheek) about ALIENS with Jimmy 'the sellout' Kimmel.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYzRY2XpLBk

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They are going to dupe us - again - with possibly a faked alien invasion and claim that the aliens are here to help us. If that happens - i guarantee 100% they are NOT here to help us.

cheech_wizard's picture

and cue Krugman... 

Paul Krugman is so frustrated by the lack of support for another round of stimulus spending that he's now calling for a fake alien invasion of the United States to spur a World War II-style defense buildup.


Latina Lover's picture

Stooge, many keyboards have drowned in snorted coffee due to your commentary...LOL   +100

Xiuhcoatl's picture

"The russians, unlike the floride heads in North America, are still capable of some critical thought and see though the BS."

I'm not sure about that. A coworker of mine is ethnic Russian; he's in contact with the motherland and subscribes to Russian TV, which is state controlled.

He tells me that in regards to the situation in Ukraine, the Russian media has people whipped up into a frenzy of Pavlovian nationalism. There are no opposition views in Russian media. "Here" (outside of Russia) he can at least find some semblance of a reasoned debate, he says.

angel_of_joy's picture

Tell your friend that he doesn't have a clue as to what a "resoned debate" is. And neither do you...

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

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A coworker of mine is ethnic American; he's in contact with the homeland and subscribes to American TV, which is corpgov controlled.

He tells me that in regards to the situation in Ukraine, the American media have people whipped up into a frenzy of Pavlovian nationalism. There are no opposition views in American media.

Fixed it for you.

Icelandicsaga...............................................'s picture

My Russian friends trump yours...what they are saying is WTF is going on .. most can not believe it ... tried to tell the guy who used to be Russian military that the West is in the hands of lunatics.. he did not want to believe it.. no one wants to believe it .. the demonization of Putin and Russia is about money .. and control of assets and stupid idiots in countries like Ukraine .. which is now .. like the BALKANS .. another of our ass clown projects... a bloody disaster. Russians are a lot smarter than your friend... although their opinion on America is now in the toilet . who can blame them.. this is a Western inspired drama .. its the US and NATO that has bombed and invaded countries . for fun and profit .. from Balkans to Syria to Libya to Iraq .. was not the RUssians who did it . we did . .all based on lies in every single case.

Totentänzerlied's picture

+1

You should talk to some (Baltic, West-Slavic, Nordic, Polish) Europeans. They have roughly the same thing going on, only in the opposite direction, i.e. thoroughly convinced that mad-dog evil Russia under Stalin Jr. is out of control and must be forcefully stopped by greatest ally and protector NATO post-haste, western media isn't russophobic enough.

ZH commentariat continues to satisfy their immense need to believe things are different anywhere, without any recourse to evidence.

Motasaurus's picture

And if the US detonates a nuclear weapon in one of their cities, who in the West will not immediately accept that Russia did it?

Latina Lover's picture

Beware  dumbass Ukie trolls, Vlad the Impaler is back. Your USSA state department liberal neocons lost again and you are now stuck living in a country poorer than somalia, and with a much worse climate.

chunga's picture

I couldn't figure out why he didn't just appear somewhere just to shut down the media frenzy.

Now I see a reason.

The entire world does not revolve around MSM and their zio-propaganda no matter how loud it gets. Almost, but not quite.

And oh by the way neocons and zionuts...we're getting our military cranked up even more. Why? Because you are provoking us even though you insist you aren't.

Latina Lover's picture

Yeah, Putin really played the Western Mainstream Media idiots for the fools they are.

 

However Chunga, according to the latest Ukie trolls,  Putin was assasinated by Aliens and replaced by a Japanese sex robot, designed to bring world peace by giving  Obama unforgettable  BJ's.

chunga's picture

Right now I'm reading comments by Amerikan Orcs about the situation on a few political sites that I'd call statist. It's a morbid fascination of mine; thinking the population might wise up some day and see through the bullshit.

The fantastic theories and hatred towards the Russians is incredible. If there ever is a civil war here, it won't be blue team verses red team.

I think it will be everyone else against both of them, but maybe I'm just being hopeful. I'd fight them.

edit - here are a few examples - fuck this - I'm going to work outside today - can't stand it.

* Putin looks pale and stiff but deserves it because he's an agressive KGB tyrant.

* While he was missing he drafted a hit list of freedom loving reporters who are fleeing because they're going to be killed, like Metsov.

* The troops that were just placed on alert have been awarded free homes in Crimea who's previous occupants they are now free to kill, as a bonus.

 

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Chunga, here's a snappy little number from around 1983 to cheer you up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVf7m_YZ2zY

chunga's picture

LOL! Thanks.

I like to torture myself or something because I keep saying I'm to ignore everything I can't control...but I can't look away. The funny thing is, I bet the people I'm talking about hate me just as much and would be glad to fight. It might just work out!

Icelandicsaga...............................................'s picture

First you dehumanize the 'enemy' .. than you encourage the telling of outrageous lies and innuendo .. this coutnry is TOAST .. whatevre happens now we deserve it .. given the brain dead zombies who inhabit this nation. The history of world War I is repeating itself before our eyes.. only this time . the USSA will not be spared . and given our populace is in no way ready to deal with depravation or war status . REAL war as opposed to the 'war' of regime change the last 20 years.. things are going to go dark . .a majority will die from shock if nothing else - From the book THey THought They Were Free .. the German People from 1833 to 1945 ........ Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about—we were decent people—and kept us so busy with continuous changes and ‘crises’ and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the ‘national enemies,’ without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us. Unconsciously, I suppose, we were grateful. Who wants to think?       America and Americans today.. who wants to THINK!!

Icelandicsaga...............................................'s picture

First you dehumanize the 'enemy' .. than you encourage the telling of outrageous lies and innuendo .. this coutnry is TOAST .. whatevre happens now we deserve it .. given the brain dead zombies who inhabit this nation. The history of world War I is repeating itself before our eyes.. only this time . the USSA will not be spared . and given our populace is in no way ready to deal with depravation or war status . REAL war as opposed to the 'war' of regime change the last 20 years.. things are going to go dark . .a majority will die from shock if nothing else - From the book THey THought They Were Free .. the German People from 1833 to 1945 ........ Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about—we were decent people—and kept us so busy with continuous changes and ‘crises’ and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the ‘national enemies,’ without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us. Unconsciously, I suppose, we were grateful. Who wants to think?       America and Americans today.. who wants to THINK!!

cornfritter's picture

dang, we lose ... 2/3 of american male populations falls over frothing at the mouth ... jenner may be immune, but can s/he shoot? :-)  she's a beauty alright

cheech_wizard's picture

Priceless: I am a lawyer, not a Pokemon or something,”

shovelhead's picture

Chief Prosecutor?

I've had high school babysitters who looked older than her.

I wonder where she keeps her tattoos?

Latina Lover's picture

I only wish I could find her tattoos, and authenticate them very closely.   If this ever happens, I promise to write it up.

BTW, this is how women  look when they are not stuffed with GMO's, floride and feminist ideology.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Eye Candy Time!" http://rt.com/politics/239585-poklonskaya-prosecutor-threats-ukraine/

I do hope that this is where Vlad spent his last 10 days... recharging his batteries, on a Crimean vacation, way down south. And making sure Russia's southern flanks are properly protected. ;-) ;-)

capitallosses's picture

Freaky. She's the spittin' image of my buddy's wife (although she's older but ageing gracefully). 

capitallosses's picture

Freaky. She's the spittin' image of my buddy's wife (although she's older but ageing gracefully). 

Gil Netter's picture

You talking to your wife?

BaghdadBob's picture

Absent due to Woar readiness meetings/briefings. I hope you Amerikans have a cupboard full of Iodine. The Nukes are a comin' your way. Comrade.

cro_maat's picture

BB - Nukes will not be used (at least on any large scale). Banking cabal interests require a long drawn out war to maximize profits. Hell the foreplay on this one is excrutiating to watch. But this is all part of the psyop and money positioning. Somewhere there is a whiteboard that has a long list of countries they want all in on this circus parade.

Full employment coming to a town near you.

WillyGroper's picture

Considering deficiency can take up to 3 yrs to remedy, you're a bit late on your advice.

I reckon so's picture

Nukes are so 20th-sentury.  And all that conventional stuff - military exercises, planes, 40K troops on alert - that's all for the local, non-critical noise.  The Russians have a horrible surprise for the neo conz if they ever get pushed far enough:

http://www.cheniere.org/books/analysis/history.htm

For all reading this, does anyone know if the ussa has this technology?  I really don't think think this is disinfo, because there are too many tie-ins, examples, and first-hand observations to discount.  Where are the physics PHDs on this?

ZH Snob's picture

what about the big freakin' annoucement?  that's what I wanna know about.

Motasaurus's picture

US muppet says that the US should be killing tens of thousands of Russians, twice, while US troops and equipment stream into Russia's neighbours.

Western world apparently "alarmed" and "concerned" that Russia would respond by putting their armed forces on alert.