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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:30 pm

And it sucked!

And the Shriners Childrens Hospital won't take me!! Damnit!!
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:40 pm

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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:43 pm

What a funny guy he was...
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:57 am

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Re: Russia

Post by WildCat » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:14 pm

The Russian past time of standing in a muddy hole in the ground in freezing weather:

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Re: Russia

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:20 pm

Russian sites call HIV a myth, Western conspiracy—an epidemic is now exploding

As rate of new cases decline worldwide, Russia saw 149% jump in the past decade.

An explosive epidemic of HIV/AIDs has gripped Russia in recent years, partly with the strength of anti-Western conspiracy theories online that promote the idea that the virus is simply a myth


Online groups, forums, and chat rooms have repeatedly sprouted up to spew denialism of HIV and AIDS recently—often with thousands of members—according to a new report by the AFP. One group dubbed the virus “the greatest myth of the 20th century,” while calling HIV drugs “poison” and doctors “killers” working to enrich pharmaceutical companies. They coached believers on how to deny treatment. Others claimed the "myth" of AIDS is intended to establish “total control” over the world population.
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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:33 pm

This should certainly improve Russian attitudes towards homosexuality. . . .

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:01 am

The Telegraph (12/5) wrote:Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili freed after dramatic rooftop arrest in Ukraine

Former Georgia president Mikheil Saakashvili has been freed by protesters after a dramatic arrest on the rooftop of his Kiev flat amid a feud with Ukraine's president.

The authorities had seized the firebrand politician, who served as governor of Ukraine's Odessa region between 2015-16, on accusations of trying to overthrow the government of his former ally Petro Poroshenko.

But the botched arrest only galvanised support for Mr Saakashvili and led to ongoing demonstrations in the capital and a criminal case against his sympathisers in parliament.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12 ... -protests/

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The Guardian (12/8) wrote:Ukrainian police recapture former Georgian president Saakashvili

Ukrainian police have recaptured the former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, who was freed from police custody by his supporters in dramatic scenes earlier this week.

The development is the latest twist in a long feud between the Ukrainian authorities and Saakashvili, who has turned on his one-time patron President Petro Poroshenko, accusing him of corruption and calling for his removal from office.

Yuriy Lutsenko, the Ukrainian general prosecutor who says Saakashvili is suspected of assisting a criminal organisation, said the opposition leader had been detained by police in Kiev and was in a temporary detention facility.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... aakashvili

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:03 am

Hijacking socialist realism:

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Re: Russia

Post by Fid » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:57 am

Yeah I remember stacking rocks with me gramma to fight the damn yankees that were trying to take our legally bought slaves. Wait...what ...there's another Georgia?
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:21 am

Fid wrote:Wait...what ...there's another Georgia?
And they even play different country music:

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(I would totally steal that kilim in the background on the barrier!)

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Re: Russia

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:23 am

Russia issues stern warning U.S. is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine
Russian officials said Saturday that the U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to combat Russian-backed separatists will cause new bloodshed, as long-standing tensions between Washington and Moscow escalated over the four-year-old conflict.

Moscow’s admonition came shortly after the State Department announced Friday evening that the United States will provide heavy armaments to Ukraine for the first time, a step up from the support equipment and training offered so far. A statement by spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the weapons were defensive in nature, “as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression.”

On Wednesday, Washington said it had approved an export license allowing the sale of light weapons and small arms to Ukraine from commercial U.S. manufacturers.

The U.S. decision to provide lethal weapons brought a predictably sharp rebuke from Moscow, which has tacitly backed the separatists in eastern Ukraine while denying that it actively supports them.
Moscow has long maintained that U.S. authorities organized and oversaw the Maidan protests in Kiev that led then-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee to Russia in early 2014. Russian state television programs constantly portray Ukraine as a failed state with neo-fascist leaders bent on oppressing ethnic Russians in the country’s eastern Donbas region.

“The United States is clearly prompting them to a new bloodshed now,” Ryabkov said in comments posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry website. “Kyiv’s revenge-seekers have already been shelling Donbas every day and are unwilling to hold peace talks, while dreaming about doing away with the disobedient population. And the U.S. has decided to give them the weapons for it.”
Ukraine has for years asked the United States to provide it with lethal weapons. The Obama administration considered providing heavy weapons but balked, fearing such a move would further inflame the conflict. Among the equipment Kiev most seeks are Javelin antitank missiles.

The State Department said the “U.S. assistance is entirely defensive in nature, and as we have always said, Ukraine is a sovereign country and has a right to defend itself.”
I thought I heard somewhere that the new weapons include anti-tank missiles, but it seems to be unclear.
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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:29 am

This is what Putin wanted, yes?

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:36 am

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I heard it's Winter…

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:38 am

Witness wrote: I heard it's Winter…
... and somebody left the water on. On the 4th floor. 8)
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Re: Russia

Post by Bruce » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:39 am

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I heard it's Winter…
Nick left the faucet running again. :roll:
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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:15 am

Bruce wrote:Nick left the faucet running again. :roll:
I first thee! :P

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:19 am

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From 3 years ago:
Russia’s Strongest Shamans Gather to Pray for World Peace

On February 1st, 2015, fourteen strongest healers of Khakassia, Tuva, Altai and Siberia gathered in Novosibirsk to perform the traditional rite of purification in eve of Shaaga, the Lunar New Year. Shaaga or the Buddhist New Year, corresponds to the Lunar New Year.
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Hundreds came to see shamans in hopes of getting healed physically and emotionally. Many brought pictures of their ill children, while others came with their sick relatives. For many meeting with shamans was the last chance to get their feet on the ground or the last resort in the difficult struggle for health.
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