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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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Putin’s Plot to Get Texas to Secede

Big Tex. Photo: Joyous (CC)

Big Tex. Photo: Joyous (CC)

Already this week we’ve seen calls from Russia to investigate the US moon landings. Now Russian Internet trolls are whipping up interest in the Texas secession movement. Politico reports on the latest bizarre behavior from our old sparring partners in Moscow:

Nathan Smith, who styles himself the “foreign minister” for the Texas Nationalist Movement, appeared last Spring at a far-right confab in St. Petersburg, Russia. Despite roaming around in his cowboy hat, Smith managed to keep a low-key presence at the conference, which was dominated by fascists and neo-Nazis railing against Western decadence. But at least one Russian newspaper, Vzglyadcaught up with the American, noted that TNM is “hardly a marginal group,”and quoted Smith liberally on the excellent prospects for a partial breakup of the United States. Smith declared that the Texas National Movement has 250,000 supporters—including all the Texans currently serving in the U.S.

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Russians Want International Investigation Into U.S. Moon Landings

Try to make sense of this: to get back at the United States for its FIFA corruption arrests (which may jeopardize the 2018 World Cup scheduled to be played in Russia), the Russians are calling for an international investigation into the US moon landings. No it doesn’t make sense to us either. From the Moscow Times:

An international probe should be launched into various murky details surrounding the U.S. moon landings between 1969 and 1972, Russia’s Investigative Committee spokesman said Tuesday.

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Vladimir Markin penned a column for the Izvestia newspaper arguing that U.S. authorities had crossed a line by launching a large-scale corruption probe targeting nine FIFA officials. The scandal surrounding the case prompted the June 2 resignation of longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter, and sparked a heated debate about Russia’s role as host of the 2018 World Cup.

Venting his frustration with what he viewed as “U.S. prosecutors having declared themselves the supreme arbiters of international football affairs,” Markin proposed that international investigators could likewise examine some of the murkier elements of America’s past.

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Putin: ‘Let me tell you something – there is no need to fear Russia’

In a lengthy and wide-ranging with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Vladimir Putin disputes the west’s characterization of Russia – and presumably Putin as its leader – as aggressive:

Russia does not speak with anyone in a contentious tone, and in such matters, to quote a political figure from the past, Otto von Bismarck, it is not discussions but the potential that counts.

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What does the actual potential show? US military spending is higher than that of all countries in the world taken together. The aggregate military spending of NATO countries is 10 times, note – 10 times higher than that of the Russian Federation. Russia has virtually no bases abroad. We have the remnants of our armed forces (since Soviet times) in Tajikistan, on the border with Afghanistan, which is an area where the terrorist threat is particularly high. The same role is played by our airbase in Kyrgyzstan; it is also aimed at addressing the terrorist threat and was set up at the request of the Kyrgyz authorities after a terrorist attack perpetrated by terrorists from Afghanistan on Kyrgyzstan.

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Inside Russia’s Troll Army

Have you noticed the vast number of “Kremlin Trolls” of late? BBC News reports on this latest scourge of the internet:

Over the past year, Russia has seen an unprecedented rise in the activity of “Kremlin trolls” – bloggers allegedly paid by the state to criticise Ukraine and the West on social media and post favourable comments about the leadership in Moscow.

Though the existence and even whereabouts of the alleged “cyber army” are no secret, recent media reports appear to have revealed some details of how one of the tools of Russian propaganda operates on an everyday basis.

Leaving comments about murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was described as a "technical task." Photo: Dhārmikatva (CC)

Leaving comments about murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was described as a “technical task.” Photo: Dhārmikatva (CC)

“Troll den”

The Internet Research Agency (“Agentstvo Internet Issledovaniya”) employs at least 400 people and occupies an unremarkable office in one of the residential areas in St Petersburg.

Behind the plain facade, however, there is a Kremlin “troll den”, an investigative report by independent local newspaper Moy Rayon (“My District”) suggests.

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The Enduring Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

This much is certain: On the night of February 2, 1959, nine experienced hikers died on the eastern slopes of Kholat Syakhl under highly questionable circumstances. The rest is conjecture, speculation, and mystery.

The ‘Dyatlov Pass Incident’ as it has come to be called is named after the leader of the hiking expedition, Igor Dyatlov.

Initially the group consisted of ten hikers, but Yuri Yefimovich Yudin, the lone survivor,  took ill and had to turn back.

The Dyatlov party prepares to leave on the fateful expedition that would be their last.

The Dyatlov party prepares to leave on the fateful expedition that would be their last. Yuri Yudin, the lone survivor, gets a goodbye hug.

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Russia Wants to Give Weapons to Mexico

Russian Republic of Chechnya (Originally published by The Fifth Column News) – Speaker for the Chechnyan Parliament, Dukuvakha Abdurakhamanov, has announced Chechnya’s willingness to send an undisclosed amount of high-tech weapons and ammunition to Mexico. His announcement comes in response to the continued urging of Congress to send undisclosed amounts of high-tech weaponry to the US sponsored Neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine. Putin’s Russia has already begun to downplay the remark and put as much distance between itself and the allegation as possible. As usual, it is not what political leaders are saying in front of microphones that is important. Other global events happening concurrently among parties which are politically involved with the Ukraine Crisis paint a disturbing picture.

Dukuvakha is making the same kind of threat as a playground bully. If US sends weapons, Chechnya will send weapons. He says the US supplying weapons to Ukraine would be interpreted as a signal to send “the most modern weapons to Mexico.” It would also resume discussions of the legal status of “US-annexed territories that now house California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and a part of Wyoming,” says Dukuvakha.… Read the rest

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