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Moscow judge shuts down Scientology


A Russian judge took a stand against The Church of Scientology in Moscow and ordered it to be dissolved.

via The AP:

The Moscow City Court on Monday (Nov. 23) accepted arguments from the Justice Ministry that the term “Scientology” is trademarked and thus cannot be considered a religious organization covered by the constitution’s freedom-of-religion clause.

h/t BoingBoing.

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Russia’s Electronic Warfare Rendering U.S. Drones Useless

I reckon we’ll be using carrier pigeons again before long. Foreign Policy reports that the US military’s vaunted technological communications and remote controlled weaponry are useless in the face of Russian jamming technology:

It comes at different times, and in different forms. But as they have charted the war in southeast Ukraine over the past year, drones flown by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe have run into the same problem: Russian troops on the ground are jamming them into virtual blindness.


It’s just one part of a sophisticated Russian electronic warfare (EW) effort in Ukraine that has proved a sobering experience for the U.S. Army. Faced with how the newly modernized Russian army is operating in Ukraine and Syria — using equipment like the Krasukha-4, which jams radar and aircraft —American military officials are being forced to admit they’re scrambling to catch up.

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S.

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Russian factory pays workers in bricks

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After a building materials factory in Russia fell behind on salary payments ($64,000 in unpaid wages), employees were paid in bricks.

According to Russia Today, the CEO told the media,“To date we have paid off about 900,000 rubles ($13,000) of back pay to our employees in bricks. We have no other option. Our company accounts have been arrested.”

It looks like the company may end up filing for bankruptcy, after the Arbitration court has supervised the conditions.

You can read more at RT.

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Siberian Sinkhole Growing Wider and Deeper Every Day


A sinkhole that formed in Solikamsk, Russia in November 2014 continues to grow deeper and wider.

Paul Seaburn has the scoop at Mysterious Universe:

Will the world end by getting sucked down a black hole in Siberia? We’re a long way from that but getting closer every day, according to people living … or formerly living … near a sinkhole in Solikamsk, Russia, that has quadrupled in width in just nine months with no sign of stopping, closing up or taking a break to belch. Where is Solikamsk disappearing to?

On November 18, 2014, Uralkali – the largest potash fertilizer producer in Russia – evacuated thousands of workers from its Solikamsk-2 mine in Solikamsk, a seasonal cottage community about 1,000 miles northeast of Moscow that is built entirely over the Solikamsk-2 and Solikamsk-1 potash mines. Flooding caused a sinkhole to open near the mine measuring about 30 meters (100 feet) across.

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“Stop a Douchebag” – Russian Youth Movement to Shame Shithead Drivers


We’ve all seen those insane car/traffic videos from Russia, thanks to social media and dashcams. In response to the roadway anarchy, a group of young men have taken matters into their own hands. They’ve started a movement, “Stop a Douchebag,” to shame asshole, entitled drivers on the Internet.

In the above video, you’ll witness the “classic hothead.” Actually, you’ll witness two. You’ll see that a lot of people think driving on the sideWALK is an okay thing to do. After being stopped by the “Stop a Douchebag” crew, most of the drivers just politely move back onto the road. But of course, two men don’t take kindly to this. The first driver pushes around one of the camera guys and a good samaritan jumps out of his car with a fucking AK. The asshole driver gets back into his car and drives away (probably a good idea). The second dude freaks out and starts waving a handgun around, pointing it carelessly.… Read the rest

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Grannyball Lecter: The Old Lady, Cannibal Serial Killer


Dubbed “Grannyball Lecter” by the media, 68-year-old Tamara Samsonova is suspected of killing at least 14 people and feasting on their bodies.

The St. Petersburg woman was arrested this week after she was caught on CCTV dragging a black trash bag which contained the hacked body of her 79-year-old friend, Valentina Ulanova. Reportedly, the two ladies fought over dirty tea cups and Samsonova did the only rational thing: she killed her friend.

After her arrest, police discovered a diary in her apartment that outlined at least 14 more brutal killings, one of which could be her husband who went missing in 2005.

According to The Daily Star, she wrote: “I killed my tenant Volodya, cut him to pieces in the bathroom with a knife, put the pieces of his body in plastic bags and threw them away.”

CCTV Footage:

While in the courtroom, Samsonova told the judge,  “I was getting ready for this court action for dozens of years. … Read the rest

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Russia Claims Vast Arctic Territory

There’s an Arctic land grab going on (it’s all about oil, natch) and Russia has thrown down its claim reports the LA Times:

The Russian government on Tuesday announced that it had delivered “ample scientific data” to the United Nations to back its claim to more than 460,000 square miles of Arctic territory and the wealth of energy, gems and precious metals believed to lie within.

Russian Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Pechora Sea, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, operated by Gazprom Neft. Photo: Krichevsky (CC)

Russian Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Pechora Sea, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, operated by Gazprom Neft. Photo: Krichevsky (CC)


Moscow also is asserting ownership of the emerging Northern Sea Route, the potentially lucrative seasonal shipping route opening above its northern coastline as Arctic ice melts.

Russia was the first to claim the Arctic sea shelf as sovereign territory in a thwarted bid in 2002, but the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway also are pursuing jurisdiction over seabed in the Arctic, where a quarter of the world’s remaining oil and gas reserves may be embedded.

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Welcome To Patriot Park, Vladimir Putin’s ‘Military Disneyland’

How long before the United States decides it needs its own military Disneyland? Oh wait, is that what Jade Helm is about? The Washington Times profiles Russia’s Patriot Park:

MOSCOW — Smiling children run from tanks to rocket launchers, pausing only to check out the range of Kalashnikov assault rifles on display. Others crane their necks to admire military helicopters and fighter jets in the sky above. For dinner, the menu offers up real army rations.

Welcome to Patriot Park, a sprawling site an hour’s drive from Moscow that has come to be known as Russia’s “military Disneyland.”

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Opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, the $368 million theme park — so the Kremlin hopes — will become an important element in what authorities call vital “military-patriotic work with young people” by the time it is fully operational in 2017. Mr. Putin used the opportunity at the opening of the theme park to announce that Russia would add 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles to its massive nuclear arsenal this year.

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Secret History Revealed — Putin Played Critical Role After The Pre-Planned Collapse Of The USSR

Jim Marrs just posted a link on Facebook, writing:

This is a must-read article detailing what many people are beginning to realize may prove to be the salvation of the West struggling to resist the control of a collective of international bankers and oligarchs attempting to institute a New World Order. Based not just on this piece, but on everything I have come to learn in my 50 years as a journalist, I truly believe this article may be closer to the truth of today than anything found in the corporate mass media (as well as the Internet trolls) under the control of the globalist war machine. Although at odds with Western historians’ and our media’s perspective, this lengthy article’s viewpoint is consistent with that of numerous other respected historical researchers/analysts.

So now you have to read the article, right? It was published by State of the Nation in December, 2014:

Why is the Anglo-American Axis so afraid of Putin and determined to bring him down?

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Warning From Russia: Taking Selfies May Result In Death

1strnasaitIn an unusual public safety campaign, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has issued a warning to citizens of the dangers of taking selfies. Police Colonel of the General Administration for the Protection of Public Order of the MIA, Elena Novoseltseva, warns:

“Along with all the advantages of the modern world there appear new threats. We would like to remind the citizens that the chase for ‘likes’ in social networks can lead to the road of death. The accident reports periodically present information about  sad accidents with lovers of selfies.”

Apparently Russian police will be handing flyers out at public events telling them to take it easy with the selfies.


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