Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

Tyler Durden's picture

In Europe, when it gets serious, you have to lie... at least if you are an unelected bureaucrat like Jean-Claude Juncker. In Russia, however, when it gets serious, attention immediately turns to the children.

Which is why we read a report in Russian website Znak published Tuesday, according to which Russian state officials and government workers were told to bring back their children studying abroad immediately, even if means cutting their education short and not waiting until the end of the school year, and re-enroll them in Russian schools, with some concern. The article adds that if the parents of these same officials also live abroad "for some reason", and have not lost their Russian citizenship, should also be returned to the motherland. Znak cited five administration officials as the source of the report.

The "recommendation" applies to all: from the administration staff, to regional administratiors, to lawmakers of all levels. Employees of public corporations are also subject to the ordinance. One of the sources said that anyone who fails to act, will find such non-compliance to be a "complicating factor in the furtherance of their public sector career." He added that he was aware of several such cases in recent months.

It appears that the underlying reason behind the command is that the Russian government is concerned about the optics of having children of the Russian political elite being educated abroad, while their parents appear on television talking about patriotism and being "surrounded by enemies."

While we doubt the impacted children will be happy by this development, some of the more patriotic locals, if unimpacted, are delighted. Such as Vitaly Ivanov, a political scientist who believes that the measure to return children of officials from studying abroad, is "long overdue." According Ivanoc, the education of children of the Russian elite abroad is subject to constant ridicule and derision against the ruling regime. "People note the hypocrisy of having a centralized state and cultivating patriotism and anti-Western sentiment, while children of government workers study abroad. You can not serve two gods, one must choose."

On the other hand, political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky quoted by Znak, believes that such decisions should be approached with more pragmatism. Such a recommendation is more likely to lead to an outflow of officials from the state, rather than allow the return of the children studying at elite foreign universities. He also warned of attempts to recreate an echo chamber such as that experienced after the failed July coup attempt on Turkey's President Erdogan.

But what he said next was more disturbing: "On the one hand, this is all part of a package of measures to prepare the elites for some 'big war' even if it is rather conditional, on the other hand - this is another blow to the unity of President Putin with his own elite" Belkovsky said. He adds that the Western sanctions launcedh in March 2014, had sought to drive a wedge between Putin and elites. In response, the Kremlin began to act precisely according to the logic of these sanctions. "But while a ban for having assets in the West is one thing, and understanable, when it comes to a ban for offshore health and education services, the blowback will be far greater, as it represents a far more important element of the establishment's life strategy."

Ultimately the motivation behind Putin's decision is unclear: whether it is to show Russia's high-ranking oligarchs who is boss, to boost a sense of patriotism among the nation by sending a symbolic message that the west is no longer a welcome destination for Russia's rich kids, or just a preemptive move of repatriating of any individuals affiliated with Russian politics for other unknown reasons; however it underscores the severity of the ongoing diplomatic crisis and just how significant the upcoming isolation between Russia and the West is likely to become in the coming months - unless of course tensions deescalate dramatically in the very near future - resulting in even greater collapse in global commerce and a further slowdown to world economic growth, which may ultimately lead to an armed conflict, whether regional or global, as the only possible outcome.

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ml8ml8's picture

Couldn't be more clear--Putin fears defections. With families at home, it's far harder for oligarchs to defect.

NoDebt's picture

I think it's important to always look on the bright side of things.  In the event of a nuclear war, Washington, DC is the first place that takes a hit.

back to basics's picture

It looks like this shit is about to get real 

nibiru's picture

Question is - what is better, war before the elections or after? 


Maybe they want to serve Trump with war with Russia + crisis after Janet raises rates? 

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Looks like the most paranoid of all scenario just got the green light. Most likely in the real pools hidden from the sheeple trump leads big time so the only way to keep the throne for tptb is to have a war on a scale which will allow current king oboxo I-st to continue reign supreme by canceling the elections.

HowdyDoody's picture

Maybe it is time to reopen the base in Cuba that Russia voluntarily closed down in the early 2000's (date from memory).


Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

***Note to Greg Abbott***, you better sign those papers soon so Putin knows we will have no part of this. Texas doesn't want to be nuked. 

Countrybunkererd's picture

If Hitlery "for president" is ready to create a possible american civil war by lying about russian hackers to steal the election, imagine what Hitlery AS president would do.  Putin sees this.  it is called batshit crazy, and DC has a major infection of it.

roddcarlson's picture

Getting prepared for Armageddon? The Russians may have issues explaining to their own people after the atomic ignited smoke abroad stops why they didn't give the children abroad forewarning. It seems to me this may very well be a preparation for a premptive nuclear strike. Of course they can always wrap it around sanctions and everyone would easily digest that. I'm afraid that it may be Mystery Babylon is about to be judged and caught off guard, the handwriting is on the wall. I've been praying that we could somehow advert this situation say with Trump or just in general us backing away from our Sodom stances, but it may very well be too late for us. Strange as it seems Americans have let this happen as we strayed away from the truth on multiple fields. I'm no innocent myself though I have recognized my part in allowing this to happen. We've all taught and regurgitated lies to substantiate ill gotten gains. Anyway God Bless us for sure that all this can be reversed. We've proded God and now Russia who'll be used to set the Mystery Babylon afire. If I had a better place to go right now I'd be already gone, but I do not. I accept my fate in this matter but will try to knock sense into Americans that are wise enough to listen.

roddcarlson's picture

It seems Mystery Babylon gets nuked all by herself before the other countries get judged. At least this is the way I've read prophecies. That we'll be the exception not the ordinary when it comes to the first lesson to the other nations how not to act. I'm dismayed really that Christian churches do nothing to teach about America's destiny if we do not change. It's as if they are truly complicit in this matter by teaching flag worship.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Find a real church, mine doesn't teach flag worshipping. 

BaBaBouy's picture

Nobel Peace prize winner and first and only Black Prez takes AN UNWILLING WORLD into a Nuke War ?????????????? Fuuuuuck ...

Better Start a De-Escalation NOW...

janus's picture

This sounds a lot more serious than the simple repatriation of students from the pampered elite for political/image reasons.  Putin doesn't panic over silly image-scandals like this.  The haste and tension in the tone has an alarm-bell feel to it.  More interestingly, it mentions those with active Russian citizenship (not students, i'm assuming; as they would necessarily remain citizens with a student visa) living abroad, obviously on a long term basis (ex-patriots), encouraging them to return and establish a patriotic posture.  

My sense tells me that some sort of tense exchange has just erupted in diplomatic channels...something tells me it has something to do with Aleppo.  I have this sick and foreboding dread suggesting a triple-dog-dare has been declared.

now it's serious,


stacking12321's picture

expatriates, not ex-patriots.

a "patriotic posture" has nothing to do with your physical location.

Omen IV's picture

children do!

having a bunch of kids off shore is huge mistake- with officials making decisions public and private is a recipe for disaster - mixed loyalty especially about inoportune communications- people get weird and say the wrong thing over the phone  to the kids- all of which is monitored

want no doubt  - as to 100% loyalty

get them in the home field and to the bunker if necessary

not to mention the USA will hold them captives or water boarded - even if they were a girl of ten - Bill's favorite prey

believe - Hillary will be below in the Denver Airport Bunker along with 10,000 other elites - the people of Colorado are dog meat when it comes

Manthong's picture

If anything is left of Washington D.C. after the first salvo, maybe it will be time to head down there and shoot anything that moves.

And hey… radiation?

WTF.. A few of us have had a half-way decent run…

Maybe it would be time to go with the flow..

..or maybe go with the glow. ..

And it’s not even the 2020 Olympics yet.



Loftie's picture
Loftie (not verified) Manthong Oct 11, 2016 9:30 PM

The truth about the conflict with Russia NO ONE dares to reveal.

7thGenMO's picture

A Russian friend recently relayed to me the following story:

A hunter in the forest came across a Russian brown bear cub.  He killed it.  Sometime later, the mother bear came to his village at night, broke into the hunter's house, and killed his child.

Moral to the story:  Respect the Russian bear because it is surprisingly intelligent, loves its children, and will seek its revenge when and where you least expect it.


UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

I had a dog that killed a fox kit (pup). Next day, a fox got into my chicken pen and slaughtered all 28 chickens.  It ate none of them. Revenge is sweet.

SoDamnMad's picture

Bingo.. you hit the nail on the head.

Thanks to the big oceans surrounding America during WWII (which don't mean shit now) Russia was pounded in the relentless attacks. They have more remembrances every year in their cities of the famous battles with the veterans (men and women) still decked out in all their medals. So the kids see this and it is deep in the brain. They will not bend to anyone, anytime again.  I think these computer retaliations will result in every Russian kid hacking every US site; morning, noon and night.  They might not be able to shoot you but they sure as hell could shut down your waste treatment plant and cause your toilets not to flush.  They will pull together.  We are too busy with NCAA basketball and Kim's K fat ass.

janus's picture

hey Stacking,

in correcting my lines you've laid bare an error of opacity, and for that i thank you.  I did intend 'ex-patriots' as opposed to expatriates, and the word-play has everything to do with the phrase "patriotic posture".  My intent -- admittedly muddled though it was -- was to allude to the fact that Putin is signaling to all those with loose/ambivalent patriotic sentiments viz. mother Russia that now is the time to make it clear and establish (before the games begin) which side they're on.   And so, any 'ex-patriots' need to either repatriate (preferable) or at the very least stiffen their "patriotic posture" so that the Kremlin can count them friend or foe.   


Andre's picture

After reading some of the comments, yours is one of the few sane ones I see.

Most people still think this is a game - this is being done to minimize defections/recover funds/make a statement.

In history this is actually a war warning.

In times of extreme tension the repatriation of non-combat/non-diplomatic personnel (ESPECIALLY families) is often a government priority. It does have morale (and moral) implications, which most Americans do not understand.

If the families of diplomatic personnel are being repatriated, the situation is truly dire. Russians studying abroad do not have diplomatic immunity, so their repatriation first makes sense.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Correct. Personal repatriation is the last step before the official war onset. Actually, it is the unoficial war onset signal. 

bigkahuna's picture

Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors (enlisted and officers) take note. The criminals in DC/MIC/Banksters and their flag officer sychphants are about to try sending you all into another amoral quagmire - which could easily end up with nukes flying.

It may seem silly to pull these people back to Russia - but it is not silly at all. It is also YOUR ASS directly on the line - followed by the rest of us (and your relatives/friends) when the nukes fly. It is time to wake up and stop thinking this is all tin foil stuff - wake up NOW!!!

SoDamnMad's picture

I am wondering haow  manynuclear submarine sailors are being recalled early and how many might be put to sea earlier than previously scheduled; Bremerton, WA,

Groton, CT, 

Faslane, Scotland,

Kings Bay, GA

More Ammo's picture
40 Million Russians Going To Bunkers During October 4th To October 7th Drills - What Do The Russians Know That The American People Don't Know?

LePereMersenne's picture

I'd feel a lot safer if the characters from that movie clip were in charge in of the West, rather than the current bunch we have.

At least the ones in the movie had the sense to runaway when Flick screwed the pooch.

1033eruth's picture

Janus = Doubtful - Everything hinges on the election and that INCLUDES anything that Russia is considering.  

Consider that its the current corrupt administration that has goaded Russia and is playing high stakes poker.  Not Trump.  

Russia is just as anxiously awaiting the results of our election as we peons/peasants in this nation.  

All of this "tension", most of which is media derived will evaporate if Trump gets elected.   

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

We don't support Israel.....we only have the Christian flag flying. How about that?

shovelhead's picture

Stay away from ther dixie cups full of Kool-aid.

any_mouse's picture

Another group to put on Ark B, "political scientists". Any "science" that is not mathematically and experimentally based. Statistics don't count, they lie.

It is called Liberal Arts for a reason.

Political Artist. Better ring, morphs directly to Con artist.

jaxville's picture

  I'm not sure that flag waving is a component of Christianity.  Flag waving might be if it was towards a state that actually espoused Christian values.  That hardly applies to America.


  It seems though that most Christian churches now spend more time worshiping the synagogue of satan rather than Christ.  They also subjugate Christian values to those of the new worlders in order to be politically correct.  As a result of these failures, most Christian congregations will not be able to discern the Messiah from the antichrist.

booboo's picture

chapter and verse please? yea, didn't think so.

Bible Prophesy (Ones not fore telling the coming Christ) is mostly concerning the destruction of israel being fore told prior to their ass getting run over by the many nations that took them into captivity and destroyed Jerusalum, revelations being one of them prior to the Roman empire finally got tired of their Jew ways of rejecting God so, yea, the boat has left the dock and you can stop trying to read into it your private interpretation and scaring the kids. 99.9% of these blow dried ministers pretending to know what this or that means is all bullshit.

Countrybunkererd's picture

One more thought...  you wrote "God Bless us" and i agree, hopefully this can be reversed.

But why would God not bless the rest of the world?  We are not a nation mindful of God in any way until disasters hit.  Then we run to church in droves, for a week or two.  Then back to "money, money, money"

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Needs to be "America Bless God."  We are a shawdow of the former America. 

stonehands's picture

God only has a covenant with one nation ancient Israel, the rest are just dust on the scales.

booboo's picture

Really? Romans 10: 9-10 anyone?

WernerHeisenberg's picture

Sorry, you are speaking about Yhwh.  This cruel murderous entity was a burning bush, a pillar of fire, otherwise known as Lucifer.

BigJim's picture

Funny, that was my first thought as well - Putin would probably lose the support of a lot of high-ranking officials if he nuked their kids. Also... if you're sitting in Moscow watching ZATO's ICBMs on a screen arcing in Russia-wards... would you be more or less inclined to obey a "launch" order if your kids are at Haaaavaaaad?

l8apex's picture

Are you suggesting that Russia will preemptively strike?  If so, you should study history a wee bit more.

jaxville's picture

There could be other reasons for the "recall". 

  I know Putin works with the J team.  Unlike most other politicians around the world, he sees them as a "partner" rather than his masters.  He has already made it quite clear that he would not tolerate an attack on Russia's Christian values.  Perhaps dealing with this "partner" may require a little more levberage at this time.

  The other aspect is one of security.  The exposure to Western NGO's (or their goals) in our schools and universities can have a corrupting effect.  The hint about public sector opportunities being limited suggests that.

Transformer's picture

They have stated that this time why would they wait for an attack?  NATO missiles are two minutes from Moscow.  To await attack is suicide.  That's what I read from Some highly placed guy like Lavrov, recently.

durablefaith's picture

There do seem to be better options in s.america. look for high ground with lots of natives.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

I think I understand you. Nevertheless, I prep. Water food and the works. 

monk27's picture

It might have nothing to do with a war. The kids studying abroad can easily fall victim to all sorts of "law" issues created by authorities (as in "hiding" some pot/coke/heroin in their dorms, or "raping" some girl on a campus) which would make their parents very vulnerable to blackmail and extortion, even to the point of turning them into agents for the enemy. Putin just wants to make sure that his top people don't become American moles, at least not because their kids are held for ransom. If they'll do it because it's their own wish, that's another story and one that the KGB/FSB might get very interested in...

Besides, it's for their own good even if the said kids don't realize it yet. 4 or 5 years in an American contemporary college or university is known to do irreparable damage to your brain. Just look at all the nonsense going on in our campuses, on a daily basis. It's worse than a Kafka novel...

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

This might be the opportune time, would be hard for the US to fight Texas whiles it's fighting Russia. Of course I always support teh US no matter what though. USA! USA! USA!

Lorca's Novena's picture

What exactly has Russia done to the US? Its not like thet staged a coup in Georgia and stole its natural resources or anything...


Vatican_cameo's picture


If the Hildebeast get in (by throwing the Election), I would say that Inauguration Day would be a nice date on the Nuclear Calendar.  All the collective Assholes would be in the same place at the same time.  You would only need one and the most of the World's problems would be solved in one fell swoop.