US Accuses Russia Of Cyber Attacks, Sanctions "Putin's Chef", Russian Troll Farm

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has posted a new and improved list of cyber-related sanctions targeting several Russian individuals and entities.

Among those sanctioned are Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a Russian caterer known as "Putin’s Chef."

As Bloomberg reports, The U.S. issued financial sanctions against two major Russian intelligence agencies along with a St. Petersburg-based “troll farm” and other Russian citizens and businesses indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of meddling with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The penalties listed Thursday on the Treasury Department’s website follow the February indictment and more than a year of criticism from Democrats and some Republican lawmakers that Trump has been too slow to act against Russia for intruding in the election.

The sanctions cover the Internet Research Agency and all other businesses and entities included in Mueller’s Feb. 16 indictment, which alleged a vast scheme to interfere with the campaign through social media and help President Donald Trump win.

Treasury also points to 2017 ‘NotPetya’ attack, which the U.S. says was "the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history."

NotPetya resulted in billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia and U.S., disrupted global shipping, trade and medicine production, and rendered several U.S. hospitals unable to create electronic records for more than a week.

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Specially Designated Nationals List Update

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

AFANASYEV, Sergei (a.k.a. AFANASYEV, Sergey), Russia; DOB 16 May 1963; Gender Male (individual) [CAATSA - RUSSIA] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE).

ASLANOV, Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly (a.k.a. ASLANOV, Jay; a.k.a. ASLANOV, Jayhoon), Russia; DOB 01 Jan 1990; POB Azerbaijan; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

BOGACHEVA, Anna Vladislavovna, Russia; DOB 13 Mar 1988; Gender Female (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

BOVDA, Maria Anatolyevna (a.k.a. BELYAEVA, Maria Anatolyevna), Russia; DOB 21 Feb 1986; Gender Female (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

BOVDA, Robert Sergeyevich, Russia; DOB 27 Aug 1989; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

BURCHIK, Mikhail Leonidovich (a.k.a. ABRAMOV, Mikhail), Russia; DOB 07 Jun 1986; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

BYSTROV, Mikhail Ivanovich, Russia; DOB 21 Dec 1958; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

KAVERZINA, Irina Viktorovna, Russia; DOB 18 Jul 1986; Gender Female (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

KRYLOVA, Aleksandra Yuryevna, Russia; DOB 01 Jul 1986; Gender Female (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

MOLCHANOV, Grigoriy Viktorovich; DOB 01 Jan 1956 to 31 Dec 1956; citizen Russia; Gender Male (individual) [CAATSA - RUSSIA] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE).

PODKOPAEV, Vadim Vladimirovich, Russia; DOB 01 May 1985; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

POLOZOV, Sergey Pavlovich, Russia; DOB 13 Oct 1987; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

VASILCHENKO, Gleb Igorevich, Russia; DOB 13 Apr 1991; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

VENKOV, Vladimir, Russia; DOB 28 May 1990; Gender Male (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

The following entity has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC (a.k.a. AZIMUT LLC; a.k.a. GLAVSET LLC; a.k.a. MEDIASINTEZ LLC; a.k.a. MIXINFO LLC; a.k.a. NOVINFO LLC), 55 Savushkina Street, St. Petersburg, Russia [CYBER2].

The following changes have been made to OFAC's SDN List:

ALEXSEYEV, Vladimir Stepanovich; DOB 24 Apr 1961; Passport 100115154 (Russia); First Deputy Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE). -to- ALEXSEYEV, Vladimir Stepanovich; DOB 24 Apr 1961; Passport 100115154 (Russia); First Deputy Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] [CAATSA - RUSSIA] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE).

CONCORD CATERING, Nab. Lieutenant Schmidt D. 7, von Keyserling Mansion, St. Petersburg 119034, Russia; Ulitsa Volkhonka Dom 9, Moscow 119019, Russia [UKRAINE-EO13661]. -to- CONCORD CATERING, Nab. Lieutenant Schmidt D. 7, von Keyserling Mansion, St. Petersburg 119034, Russia; Ulitsa Volkhonka Dom 9, Moscow 119019, Russia [UKRAINE-EO13661] [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE (a.k.a. FEDERALNAYA SLUZHBA BEZOPASNOSTI; a.k.a. FSB), Ulitsa Kuznetskiy Most, Dom 22, Moscow 107031, Russia; Lubyanskaya Ploschad, Dom 2, Moscow 107031, Russia [CYBER2]. -to- FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE (a.k.a. FEDERALNAYA SLUZHBA BEZOPASNOSTI; a.k.a. FSB), Ulitsa Kuznetskiy Most, Dom 22, Moscow 107031, Russia; Lubyanskaya Ploschad, Dom 2, Moscow 107031, Russia [CYBER2] [CAATSA - RUSSIA].

GIZUNOV, Sergey (a.k.a. GIZUNOV, Sergey Aleksandrovich); DOB 18 Oct 1956; Passport 4501712967 (Russia); Deputy Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE). -to- GIZUNOV, Sergey Aleksandrovich (a.k.a. GIZUNOV, Sergey); DOB 18 Oct 1956; Gender Male; Passport 4501712967 (Russia); Deputy Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] [CAATSA - RUSSIA] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE).

KOROBOV, Igor (a.k.a. KOROBOV, Igor Valentinovich); DOB 03 Aug 1956; nationality Russia; Passport 100119726 (Russia); alt. Passport 100115101 (Russia); Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE). -to- KOROBOV, Igor Valentinovich (a.k.a. KOROBOV, Igor); DOB 03 Aug 1956; nationality Russia; Gender Male; Passport 100119726 (Russia); alt. Passport 100115101 (Russia); Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] [CAATSA - RUSSIA] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE).

KOSTYUKOV, Igor (a.k.a. KOSTYUKOV, Igor Olegovich); DOB 21 Feb 1961; Passport 100130896 (Russia); alt. Passport 100132253 (Russia); First Deputy Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE). -to- KOSTYUKOV, Igor Olegovich (a.k.a. KOSTYUKOV, Igor); DOB 21 Feb 1961; Passport 100130896 (Russia); alt. Passport 100132253 (Russia); First Deputy Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] [CAATSA - RUSSIA] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE).

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING (a.k.a. KONKORD MENEDZHMENT I KONSALTING, OOO; a.k.a. LLC CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING; a.k.a. OBSHCHESTVO S OGRANNICHENNOI OTVETSTVENNOSTYU KONKORD MENEDZHMENT I KONSALTING), D. 13 Litera A, Pom. 2-N N4, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia; Registration ID 1037843002515 [UKRAINE-EO13661]. -to- LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING (a.k.a. KONKORD MENEDZHMENT I KONSALTING, OOO; a.k.a. LLC CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING; a.k.a. OBSHCHESTVO S OGRANNICHENNOI OTVETSTVENNOSTYU KONKORD MENEDZHMENT I KONSALTING), D. 13 Litera A, Pom. 2-N N4, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia; Registration ID 1037843002515 [UKRAINE-EO13661] [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE (a.k.a. GLAVNOE RAZVEDYVATEL'NOE UPRAVLENIE (Cyrillic: ГЛАВНОЕ РАЗВЕДЫВАТЕЛЬНОЕ УПРАВЛЕНИЕ); a.k.a. GRU; a.k.a. MAIN INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT), Khoroshevskoye Shosse 76, Khodinka, Moscow, Russia; Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Frunzenskaya nab., 22/2, Moscow 119160, Russia [CYBER2]. -to- MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE (a.k.a. GLAVNOE RAZVEDYVATEL'NOE UPRAVLENIE (Cyrillic: ГЛАВНОЕ РАЗВЕДЫВАТЕЛЬНОЕ УПРАВЛЕНИЕ); a.k.a. GRU; a.k.a. MAIN DIRECTORATE OF THE GENERAL STAFF; a.k.a. MAIN INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT), Khoroshevskoye Shosse 76, Khodinka, Moscow, Russia; Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Frunzenskaya nab., 22/2, Moscow 119160, Russia [CYBER2] [CAATSA - RUSSIA].

PRIGOZHIN, Yevgeniy Viktorovich (a.k.a. PRIGOZHIN, Evgeny), Russia; DOB 1961; Gender Male (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13661]. -to- PRIGOZHIN, Yevgeniy Viktorovich (a.k.a. PRIGOZHIN, Evgeny), Russia; DOB 01 Jun 1961; Gender Male (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13661] [CYBER2] (Linked To: INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC).

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One wonders if there are any Russians (or Russian entities) left to sanction?

Apparently there are - Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said that more Russian officials and oligarchs are to face sanctions.

And for now, the most obvious reaction to these new sanctions is further selling of the Ruble - to one-month lows...

Comments

ExPat2018 Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:32 Permalink

why would Russia want one goddam thing to do with the Useless Snakes or United Khuntdom?

USA/UK  biggest liars and breakers of agreements and treaties in history.

caconhma kralizec Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

Looks like Prostitutin is deep shit.

NATO strategy is straightforward: as much as possible screw Russian oligarchs and they will get rid of Putin.

PS

I am disappointed in Russian people who support such POS who is their President. No wonder that 100 years ago Zionists took over Russia and called it "the Revolution". Pathetic people!

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lookslikecraptome caconhma Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:24 Permalink

I did not need the aforementioned trolls in the article to convince me that Hillary was a lying disgusting skank. And if some of these TROLLs did ransomware, if you got hit with ransomware, its ur fault for not having ur data backed up off computer. If the russians wanted that dude dead, he would have died. They do not mess around with assassinations. 

How many times have we messed around in elections in other countries? and how many people have we assassinated? We have no room to talk. Also lets see some internet forensic data showing what they did and when they did. 

Tor relays do not count as evidence

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FBaggins cossack55 Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:32 Permalink

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control is just as much a Zionist asset as is Bloomberg. Russia is their principal obstacle to - Middle East ownership & control; oil and gas ownership & control into Europe; geopolitical ownership and control of Asia; and a One World Bank. Hence, all the Russia and Putin bashing by the Zionist owned and controlled establishments, politicians, and media in the false-flag nations Britain, the US, and my own smarmy, insane, gutless, fake-nation, Canada, which has also just "condemned" Russia for the nonsense of allegedly poisoning an "ex double agent" it that peodophile, anti-Christian, Godless excuse of a nation called England.  Russia has now turned into a better example of Christian nation building in its condemnation of the cabal globalist establishment  propagation of cultural marxism destroying our civilization, than in any nation in the West. Let these monsters who rule our lands know that Christians are tired everywhere of being passive and turning their cheeks to all the assaults on our culture, values, nations and peoples. What every they do to the least of our brothers and sisters they do to us. 

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LaugherNYC FBaggins Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:01 Permalink

There you go - one of the primo trolls shows up.

If you love it so much, move there. Canada doesn't need you.

Why is it that American Evangelicals hate Russia, yet Russia and Putin fashion themselves "good Christians"? Do good Christians assassinate women and innocent bystanders? Do they invade and subjugate their neighbors?

Vlad has stolen hundred of billions from the Russian people yet they supposedly love him and his jingoistic bullshit.
The way you defeat "assaults on our culture, values, nations and peoples" is by offering a superior alternative that attracts people to your way of life. Repressing speech, belief, movement is not the path to enlightenment or peace.

Yes, America has gone over the edge with its PC police and the degradation of Judeo-Christian values. But, this is a minor sidelight to life here. What bathroom .001% of the population uses is not a big issue compared to a free press, or an open economy and society.

Your obsession with "Zionism" tells me you are a sad sycophant for the racist ideology of fascist, autocratic repression and control. There is no "Zionist" conspiracy. If there were, "Israhell" as you call it would already have taken control of the Middle East's oil fields and subjugated the Muslim, self-eating hordes. Russia need not have been an obstacle, they could readily have been co-opted into a joint effort to dominate the region. Instead, it was the SOVIET that sought to control the Middle East, and to eliminate Israel and subjugate the Muslim horde. But, revisionist history is the hallmark of fascists from the 1000-year Reich back to the beginning of civilization. Egypt and jordan, armed with Russian equipment, INVADED Israel, not the other way around. Perhaps the Muslim world prefers to live in the 6th Century. One suspects not.

Even the Saudis have woken up - MBS seems to get it - the Russian commodity-driven economy is a dead end. Kelptocracy is a dead end. Alas, to instigate positive change in a supercharged culture of hate requires a strong hand and major cojones. If the US were not so fucking focused on preserving and spreading freedom and the culture of hope and positive change to backward societies, and just let the world fall to the scum, we would have no debt and no deficit. It may be that the long game of bankrupting the beacon of freedom and hope for a better future ultimately works. That would indeed be a sad day for mankind. Do you want a future that looks like Seattle, Vancouver, New York or Paris -- or one that looks like Aleppo?

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Amun LaugherNYC Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:11 Permalink

If you flip over the rock of American foreign policy of the past century, this is what crawls out… invasions … bombings … overthrowing governments … occupations … suppressing movements for social change … assassinating political leaders … perverting elections … manipulating labor unions … manufacturing “news” … death squads … torture … biological warfare … depleted uranium … drug trafficking … mercenaries …

It’s not a pretty picture. It’s enough to give imperialism a bad name.

Chapter 1: China - 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-tung just paranoid?
•Chapter 2: Italy - 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style
• Chapter 3: Greece - 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state
• Chapter 4: The Philippines - 1940s and 1950s: America’s oldest colony
• Chapter 5: Korea - 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?
• Chapter 6: Albania - 1949-1953: The proper English spy
• Chapter 7: Eastern Europe - 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor
• Chapter 8: Germany - 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism
• Chapter 9: Iran - 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings
• Chapter 10: Guatemala - 1953-1954: While the world watched
• Chapter 11: Costa Rica - Mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally - Part 1
• Chapter 12: Syria - 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government
• Chapter 13: Middle East - 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America
•Chapter 14: Indonesia - 1957-1958: War and pornography
• Chapter 15: Western Europe - 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts
• Chapter 16: British Guiana - 1953-1964: The CIA’s international labor mafia
• Chapter 17: Soviet Union - Late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing
• Chapter 18: Italy - 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal’s orphans and techno-fascism
• Chapter 19: Vietnam - 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus
• Chapter 20: Cambodia - 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism
• Chapter 21: Laos - 1957-1973: L’Armée Clandestine
• Chapter 22: Haiti - 1959-1963: The Marines land, again
• Chapter 23: Guatemala - 1960: One good coup deserves another
• Chapter 24: France/Algeria - 1960s: L’état, c’est la CIA
•Chapter 25: Ecuador - 1960-1963: A text book of dirty tricks
• Chapter 26: The Congo - 1960-1964: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba
• Chapter 27: Brazil - 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous new world of death squads
• Chapter 28: Peru - 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle
• Chapter 29: Dominican Republic - 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy
•Chapter 30: Cuba - 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution
• Chapter 31: Indonesia - 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno ..: and 500,000 others; East Timor - 1975: And 200,000 more
• Chapter 32: Ghana - 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line
•Chapter 33: Uruguay - 1964-1970: Torture—as American as apple pie
• Chapter 34: Chile - 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child’s forehead
• Chapter 35: Greece - 1964-1974: “Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution,” said the President of the United States
• Chapter 36: Bolivia - 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d’etat
•Chapter 37: Guatemala - 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized “final solution”
• Chapter 38: Costa Rica - 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally—Part 2
• Chapter 39: Iraq - 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work
• Chapter 40: Australia - 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust
•Chapter 41: Angola - 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game
• Chapter 42: Zaire - 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven
• Chapter 43: Jamaica - 1976-1980: Kissinger’s ultimatum
• Chapter 44: Seychelles - 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance
• Chapter 45: Grenada - 1979-1984: Lying—one of the few growth industries in Washington
• Chapter 46: Morocco - 1983: A video nasty
• Chapter 47: Suriname - 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman
• Chapter 48: Libya - 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match
• Chapter 49: Nicaragua - 1981-1990: Destabilization in slow motion
• Chapter 50: Panama - 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier
•Chapter 51: Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching communists what democracy is all about
•Chapter 52: Iraq - 1990-1991: Desert Holocaust
•Chapter 53: Afghanistan - 1979-1992: America’s Jihad
• Chapter 54: El Salvador - 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style
•Chapter 55: Haiti - 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?
• Chapter 56: The American Empire - 1992 to present
• Notes
• Appendix I: This is How the Money Goes Round
• Appendix II: Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-1945
• Appendix III: U.S. Government Assassination Plots

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FBaggins LaugherNYC Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:59 Permalink

No you move out. This nation belongs to Canadians. I am 10th generation and most often feel like a visitor because of asses like yourself and minority preferences.  

If some American Evangelicals "hate" Russia it is because of your politically-correct and corrupt MSM constantly brainwashing them. Regarding Putin’s efforts  to restore Christianity in Russia by his support for the  Russian Orthodox Church, he is not persecuting Evangelicals.   I am not Orthodox but I do realize that Putin’s expulsion of Rothschild’s financial agents and banks together with his nationalization of various resources makes him and his nation and enemy of both the Rothschild banksters and the multinational oilsters. That loss of control by our Western establishment caused considerable hostility and of course has made Putin very leery of Western-style openness which would surely be exploited if representatives and agents from our nations were given free reign under any guise.

Before you criticize Putin or Russia you should examine the oppression by our own establishment with respect to anything smacking of Christianity or Christian morals.  At least Putin is trying to restore some Christian basis for his nation, while we are doing the exact opposite.  Just as the globalist establishment is busy deconstruction nation after nation on the fake promise of some open society utopia,  they no doubt are anxious to further curtail  Russia’s chance at self-determination after its “emancipation” after its enslavement under communism.  You should examine the actual origins of Bolshevism and connections to your friends on Wall Street and in London with respect to both the 1905 attempted revolution and the 1917-1921 one.     

As for deliberate efforts to destroy of our Christian civilization, check out the Frankfurt school and the invasion of cultural Marxism into Europe and North America. Your fake criticisms of Russia and Putin are on the level of a Bill Browder interviewed today on the Canadian fake-news network CBC.  And, why is it that the Nazi Zionists who boast of owning the USA are the only major power in which it is politically incorrect to criticize? Look at what they do to any other ethnic groups under their thumb. Look at what they have done to the Palestinians. We are to trust them with their proposed expansion into Syria?

Your concept of freedom is one obviously based on perpetuating the continued destruction of our own nations through misguided globalism with open borders, nation deconstruction from within, the continued destruction of the family system, and every conceivable diversion and substitution from the natural procreation of children.  We are living not only on the edge another world war but the replacement of Western civilization with nothing but chaos - mountains of crippling debt, mindless  materialism, gross hedonism, depopulation except by massive foreign migration, and  government monitoring and control of  everything which  matters.  

We are witnessing more and more control of our minds and our lives by oppressive government bureaucracies, intelligence agencies, and the tightly controlled media. Then there are people like yourself who openly endorse and promote these treads but obviously do not really give a shit about the host nations being exploited. The Americans can no longer rely even on the integrity of their election system let alone their politicians to tell any semblance of the truth on any major issue, and my view is that our nation is in the exact same boat. More and more people are fed up with all the bullshit and all useless trolls like yourself who can do nothing really useful but continue to push the pathetic Zio globalist party line. 

Oh, you say “even the Saudis have woken up”. What a splendid example of progress. Israel’s new ally which remains the oil bitch of both the UK and the US, and which has  been deliberately kept in the dark ages with its people oppressed for our benefit lest they do what Russia did and nationalize their oil. I hear that subject to such criticism they are considering allowing women to drive.

You say,  “MBS seems to get it.”  Oh yes of course, (More BS) Mohammad Bin Salman, he “seems  to” get it.  He has tortured all his opposition billionaires, who were going soft on the US-UK-Israeli-SA support for ISIS and the  “moderate terrorists” in Syria and the war in Yemen. What a really great ally.

You say “the Russian commodity-driven economy is a dead end”. Most certainly it is suffering because of the crippling sanctions, thanks to nations like the US, the UK and Canada. You say “Kelptocracy is a dead end”. The only real kleptomanicas in Russia  since “the fall”  of the Western bankster-created USSR in 1992 were the Rothschild sponsored ones and Western multinationals which grabbed everything not nailed down. .

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veritas semper… FBaggins Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:56 Permalink

Great comment. I am only sorry I could give you only one up vote.

But,you don't have to let an ignorant ,biased  individual upset you. He is obviously beyond any help,he is so comfortably set in his cognitive dissonance.

I bet he works for a bank (is in financial system) : you can not make somebody see the truth  ,if his salary depends on him not seeing it.

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DillyDilly HRClinton Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:41 Permalink

Mikhailov, Mishkin, & Tikhonov

 

Then they'll move on to basketball and sanction Edeshko & Belov, then track, and Valery Borzov, then, gymnastics & Olga Korbut & Ludmilla Tourischeva, then chess & Spassky.

 

When they get down to Zhivago & Strelnikov, you'll know they've jumped the shark.

 

It never ends.

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Global Hunter HRClinton Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:48 Permalink

I used to love Tretyiak as a kid.  I think he wore number 20, goalies in Canada were usually 1, 29 or 30.  He stood on his head one time the Red Army was playing the Habs in the Forum around Christmas time so I was allowed to stay up and watch it, approx 1983 or so.  Probably the greatest display I've ever seen by a goalie in my life.  

edit: found a highlight clip of the game I'm talking about for anybody interested.  height of the cold war but I have such happy memories of this time, people were happier than they are today.  New Year's Eve 1982, it was Soviet Union not Red Army.  They must have come a year or two later as a member the Red Army.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0PTYZFuHzI

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GoysRUs18 Global Hunter Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:52 Permalink

Thanks for those fond memories !! Still feel cheated Pavel Bure's carreer was cut short but hey i get to watch one of the best leaders and his love for hockey other than ours who used to ride a bike like a girl .. One more reason to love the guy !

Putin faces off against legendary Russian players in a Night Hockey League match late Friday on Red Square http://on.rt.com/8vhv

https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/944924389732052993

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Global Hunter GoysRUs18 Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:57 Permalink

thank you, I miss though days.  Simpler times despite the cold war.  I may be getting my memories confused, I don't think Tretiak played for Red Army vs the Habs in 1984-85, he played for USSR team in 1982-83.  I remember being 8 years old and wanted to be a goalie so badly after that.  

edit: I'm confusing some memories of the 1981 Canada cup too, Soviets dominated that tournament. 

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LaugherNYC GoysRUs18 Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:26 Permalink

Putin is a pussy hockey player. Wont play a real game - he has to win. He IS a top judo athlete in his age and weight class. You can't fake that.
Trump is a golfer. I used to beat him like a drum when we played. He acknowledged it, didn't need his ego stroked with false victories. He is a damn good golfer, too.

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FireBrander BandGap Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:43 Permalink

Using Chemical weapons to take out a single human liability on foreign soil; a rival countries soil?...very hard to swallow...why not a Seth Rich type "robbery"?...this time REMEMBER to steal his watch and wallet so the "robbery" is more believable.

A "Chemical Attack" benefits Russia the least and the UK/USA the most...

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FireBrander when the saxon began Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:48 Permalink

Think about trying to use a chemical weapon to kill a single person...that is crazy...the person attempting to carry out the kill could easily kill themselves leaving behind evidence leading straight back to Russia...it's just so hard to believe an "intelligence" agency would have this method even on it's list of methods.

..and that the UK will NOT follow international law by allowing Russia access to the weapon used only makes Russia look even more innocent.

From what I've seen so far, it LOOKS like the UK carried out the kill and then learned it had to give Russia access to the evidence of the chemical used...and if the chemical is honestly analyzed, it won't point to Russia as the origin...it just may point to the UK...which is why the UK/USA is so shrill and quick in their "response".

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LaugherNYC ExPat2018 Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:39 Permalink

Because we are the world's biggest market, the biggest economy, and also the world's inept policeman.

Russia is a failed economy flailing about under the world's biggest kleptocrat. Putin is like a corrupt African warlord with nukes.

OK..let's go with all the Zionist Rothschild Mafia loons.. all you unemployed stay-at-home losers. Bring it on.

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LaugherNYC Consuelo Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:54 Permalink

Russian economic growth the worst in the developed world through the recovery. Russia birthrates still near historic lows. Russian economy per capita the smallest of developed world. Russian economy reliant on natural resources with anemic industrial and services industries. Russian conventional military poorly equipped and underpaid, a huge strain on Russian economy (we have that in common). Russia now at huge strategic disadvantage with US oil production ramp up. 

Now, tell me about the "Zionist Rothschild Mafia" That is what I asked you to "bring it on"  - I love these insane rantings about some global Jewish cabal that runs the world. The ravings of pathetic anti-Semites who have NO CLUE what goes on in the halls of power. I love a good conspiracy theory -- I believe one - the FBI/HRC/DOJ nexus for Trump/Russia, and properly predicted over a month ago to a former Federal Prosecutor friend McCabe would be referred for termination (he mocked me then, not laughing now. I had lunch with FBI Dir Counterintelligence  yesterday - something I can pretty much guarantee no one else on here did. Won't report on what he said, but suffice it to say all you ranting loons have no idea what the actual locus of global threat is. It sure as hell aint the Joos.

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LaugherNYC otschelnik Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:30 Permalink

Remarkable man. In a challenging position. A guy who gets up every morning trying to protect Americans. Don't believe he was tied to the McCabe cabal in any way. Comey tried to throw him under the bus, and he should fry for it. The DD is an American true believer.
Anyone who thinks the Russians or Chinese have any interest in making the world a better place is hallucinating. China the most racist country in the world.

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BlindMonkey LaugherNYC Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:38 Permalink

"the FBI/HRC/DOJ nexus for Trump/Russia, and properly predicted over a month ago to a former Federal Prosecutor friend McCabe would be referred for termination (he mocked me then, not laughing now. I had lunch with FBI Dir Counterintelligence  yesterday -"

 

Swamp creature luncheon.  Nice.  I hope we taxpayers picked up the tab.

 

"Russian economy reliant on natural resources with anemic industrial and services industries. "

 

I'm curious what you base that on.  I suspect straight GDP and not PPP.  From my observations, GDP is a useless metric there.  The only thing they pay comparable prices on is western goods.  If it is local like food or Asian sourced, it is 1/3 to 1/2 US norm. 

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LaugherNYC BlindMonkey Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:50 Permalink

I am certain you understand price elasticity. Less money, less demand, more supply = lower prices. Lower prices not always a harbinger of positive trends.
I base my observations on statistics published by the IMF, World Bank, the large European financial institutions - without adjusting for reporting bias, which I suspect is a huge issue in both Russia and China. Russia still recovering from birthrate crater among white Caucasians/ethnic Russians, a huge issue for them, and one I HOPE they resolve quickly for their future.

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Brazen Heist LaugherNYC Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:17 Permalink

Anglo Zionist babies don't like Russia because Russia doesn't take their fucking pathetic Chuzpah. They also can't deal with sovereign nations who operate on mutual respect. That's why they're obsessed with regime change. This has resulted in gross war crimes the Western presstitude media plays off as gods work. This all comes from fundamental weakness, not strength. Everything Western elites have shown in the past decade indicates desperation and weakness.

Its time for the West to grow the fuck up, even the propaganda is getting worse than listening to a 10 year old explain why he should have more ice cream after throwing a sissy fit.

Merican exceptionalism? I wipe my ass with that proposition. Too much trash/junk culture is bad for your mental health. Those who use applied force at every problem, and have the biggest budget for blowhard propaganda, are merely inflating themselves with a fatal amount of hubris, setting themselves up for a bad fall, that they will blame of course, on everybody else.

At the end of the day, a superpower like the US is flawed in thinking that the existential threat is external. No no, - it always was internal. But facing the mirror for a good hard look is not the kind of trait Merica wants to consider. Rather, cowboy antics are encouraged. At some point, we reach peak bullshit, imperial overstretch and its all downhill until the scum in power are overthrown.

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