Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 16, 2018 16:33:27 GMT -5
Suspected ISIS followers detained in Russia.
RT Nov 15, 2018
Detained suspects undertook collecting financial support for the militant group. During the raid the agents confiscated credit cards, extremist literature and ISIS symbols among other items - Russian Federal Security Service. The suspects have been charged with attempting to provide material and financial support or resources to a terrorist organisation.
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 14, 2018 19:00:52 GMT -5
Putin's policies are a total failure, peaceful co-existance with muslims from central asia n caucasus does not work. The only solution to war is to fight the war to win it, not react to each attack as if it's something fit for the police..use the military to threaten their leaders to get their house in order, and if they come up short.
Ending the war in Chechnya was a big mistake!
2 police injured in grenade attack in southern Russia.
RT.com 12 Dec, 2018 16:57
Two Russian police officers were injured by a grenade blast as they attempted to detain terrorist suspects in the southern Republic of Ingushetia. The two perpetrators were killed by return fire.
The policemen were taken to hospital with multiple shrapnel wounds to their hands and legs, a source told TASS. “They remain conscious. Their condition is of moderate severity, non-critical,” he added.
The Ingushetia police have confirmed that two of its servicemen were injured outside a shopping center in the city of Nazran on Wednesday.
The officers were trying to detain two men, who resisted arrest and threw a grenade at them. The suspects were then shot dead by return fire, the police said.
The perpetrators have been identified, a source told Tass. He didn’t reveal their names but said that they were “both residents of Ingushetia."
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 14, 2018 20:00:12 GMT -5
If you find a terrorist, you liquidate him on the spot, not put in prison on tax-payer money
‘Barrier to extremist ideology’: Russian prisons to isolate terrorists from other inmates.
RT.com 12 Dec, 2018 16:15
Terrorists and extremists will be kept separately from other inmates in Russian prisons to avoid recruitment and spread of radical views among the convicts, according to the legislative amendments supported by the State Duma.
Previously, those, sentenced for terrorist and extremist crimes could have been placed in various types of correctional institutions, including 'soft' general regime colonies. But the MPs behind the draft law, which was approved in the first reading on Tuesday, believed it to be a dangerous practice.
In colony settlements, “the convicts are kept in brigades and are able to communicate with a significant number of people, which still allows the spread of extremist ideology,” Pavel Krasheninnikov of the ruling United Russia Party said.
The amendments to the Criminal and Penal Codes call for terrorism and extremism to be included on the list of grievous crimes that carry sentences served in prisons, but not in colonies.
“In prisons, people are held in small cells and are isolated from other inmates,” Krasheninnikov pointed out.
In order to stifle the extremist cells that are being formed behind bars, the Federal Penal Correction Service will be given the power to relocate to other prison institutions any inmates that promote radical ideas.
“We’re erecting another barrier to propaganda of extremist and terrorist ideology,”Adalbi Shkhagoev, United Russia MP, said.
The MPs prepared the draft after Vladimir Putin spoke, in late October, of the need to separate terrorists and extremists from other inmates to avoid their radicalization
The idea was supported by the Russian Orthodox Church, with its spokesman calling terrorism “an infectious disease,” which shouldn’t be allowed to contaminate prisoners as they may stage attacks after gaining freedom.
Post by TsarSamuil on May 31, 2019 14:11:17 GMT -5
Putin’s EU! EurAsEC Announces Huge New Projects; Market Integration of Central Asia.
Vesti News May 30, 2019
New plants and factories in the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union will be built with the help of the Industrial Policy Council. The leaders of the EurAsEC today agreed to create it. The summit of the organization dedicated to its fifth anniversary was held in Nur-Sultan. And this is the first such meeting when Kazakhstan was represented by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as the head of state.
Post by TsarSamuil on May 31, 2019 14:13:11 GMT -5
Uzbekistan Signs On to Buy Heavy Duty Russian Industrial Equipment, Modern Hardware!
Vesti News May 31, 2019
Uzbekistan will buy industrial equipment for its hydropower plants from Russia for 100 million euros. They will also buy cars for the Tashkent subway. And Russian companies will modernize three airports in Uzbekistan. This is only a part of the agreements made as a result of the visit by Dmitry Medvedev to the Republic.
A Russian EU? Putin Proposes Opening Russia’s Borders With Central Asia and Free Market Zone.
Vesti News Jun 3, 2019
Last Wednesday, President Putin arrived in Kazakhstan to attend the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. It's basically a summit of the leaders of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan, timed to the 5th anniversary of the EAEC. Right now, the common market of the five countries comprises 180 million people with free circulation of goods, services, capital, and labor force.
Post by TsarSamuil on Oct 30, 2019 13:50:05 GMT -5
House Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide.
It is the first time that a chamber of Congress has officially designated the 1915 slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide.
NYtimes.com By Catie Edmondson and Rick Gladstone Oct. 29, 2019
WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to formally recognize the Armenian genocide and denounce it as a matter of American foreign policy, a symbolic vindication for the Armenian diaspora made possible by a new torrent of bipartisan furor at Turkey.
The passage of the legislation, by a 405-to-11 vote, is the first time a chamber of Congress has officially designated the 1915 mass killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as a genocide. Lawmakers had previously shirked from supporting such a resolution to preserve the United States’ relationship with Turkey, a NATO ally that has steadfastly denied that the atrocities amounted to genocide.
Livid at Turkey’s bloody military assault in northern Syria, some lawmakers saw an uneasy parallel between the Armenian genocide and the bitter warnings from Kurdish forces that the withdrawal of American forces would lead to the ethnic cleansing of their people.
“Recent attacks by the Turkish military against the Kurdish people are a stark reminder of the danger in our own time,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said in a speech on Tuesday.
And so Ms. Pelosi moved to put the measure, led by Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, to a vote for the first time.
“Too often, tragically, the truth of the staggering crime has been denied,” she said. “Today, let us clearly state the facts on the floor of this House to be etched forever into the Congressional Record: The barbarism committed against the Armenian people was a genocide.”
The House vote was bound to infuriate leaders in Turkey. Almost immediately after the vote, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, assailed it on Twitter as an act of revenge by American lawmakers unhappy over Turkey’s military moves against the Kurds. “This shameful decision of those exploiting history in politics is null & void for our Government & people,” he wrote.
The events surrounding the killings of Armenians are tied to the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, starting in 1915, when the Ottomans, Germany’s allies in World War I, ordered mass deportations of Armenians from the empire’s eastern provinces to thwart their collaboration with Russia. By some estimates, at least 1.5 million Armenians died from the forced exodus, starvation and killings by Ottoman Turk soldiers and the police. About a half-million survived, and many scattered into a diaspora in Russia, the United States and elsewhere.
While Turkey’s government has acknowledged that atrocities were committed during that period, it has argued that a large number of Turks were also killed and that it is historically inaccurate to portray the Armenian killings as systematic or intentional. Turkish officials have also disputed the number of Armenian deaths, suggesting it may have been far lower than 1.5 million.
On Capitol Hill, the passage of the measure was a rare bipartisan moment on the House floor at a time when House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has exacerbated a partisan rift.
Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, who in recent weeks has bitterly dueled with Democrats over the investigation, crossed the floor to hug Ms. Pelosi and offer Mr. Schiff a handshake in celebration as spectators in the gallery stood to cheer the bill’s passage.
Mr. Schiff, who has a large community of Armenian-Americans in his district, lobbied for 19 years to put the legislation to a vote on the House floor, alongside Representatives Anna G. Eshoo and Jackie Speier, fellow Democrats of California. A succession of American administrations, fearful of offending Turkey, have effectively supported the Turkish government’s position by opposing passage of congressional Armenian genocide resolutions and objecting to the use of the word “genocide.”
But on Tuesday, lawmakers went on the record.
The House, they affirmed, rejects “efforts to enlist, engage or otherwise associate the United States government with denial of the Armenian genocide or any other genocide.”
Ilhan Omar votes 'present' on bill condemning Armenian genocide.
18 hours ago Gregg ReBy Gregg Re | Fox News
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Tuesday refused to support a congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, saying it was important first to condemn the preceding "mass slaughter" of "hundreds of millions of indigenous people," as well as the "transatlantic slave trade."
Omar, in a statement explaining her vote of "present" on the resolution, also seemingly suggested that the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks may not have occurred at all. She asserted that "accountability and recognition of genocide should not be used as a cudgel in a political fight" but should instead "be done based on academic consensus outside the push and pull of geopolitics."
The comments prompted accusations that Omar, again, was seeking to communicate a bigoted message while maintaining a veneer of wink-and-nod deniability -- even as she has previously called for a boycott over alleged Israeli human-rights abuses, described the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as an instance in which "some people did something", and asserted that "Israel has hypnotized the world."
Political analyst Zaid Jilani noted that contrary to Omar's claim, the U.S. has condemned both the treatment of Native Americans and the slave trade.
"There's nothing wrong with asking that the U.S. government acknowledge human rights abuses here before we acknowledge them overseas," Jilani wrote. "The issue is, the U.S. government already did acknowledge the ones Omar is asking it to acknowledge. Didn't acknowledge the Armenian genocide at behest of Turkey."
Jilani added: "Congress has passed many resolutions condemning abuses against Native Americans and slavery. It has never passed a resolution condemning the Armenian genocide. That's why Ilhan Omar's explanation here rings hollow."
Other commentators were alternately perplexed and outraged by Omar's statement.
"Her explanation doesn’t cut it," said political scientist Ian Bremmer.
"Hard to square this approach with her support for BDS. Not a good look," wrote former George W. Bush administration official Christian Vanderbrouk, referring to Omar's support for the movement to boycott and sanction Israel for alleged human rights abuses.
"This is a bizarre explanation," journalist Yashar Ali observed.
"All lives matter?" mused Alan Cole, a senior GOP economist on Capitol Hill.
"I'm utterly confused by this," GOP political strategist Andrew Surabian wrote, asking if Omar was "suggesting here that there is no 'academic consensus' that the Armenian genocide occurred???"
The New York Post's Brooke Rogers noted that Omar's invocation of term "academic consensus" raised the possibility that Omar, like Turkey, was seeking to dispute basic facts about the genocide.
Earlier this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said nations accusing his country of committing genocide had their own “bloody past.”
Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib made history as the first Muslim women in Congress earlier this year, and within weeks, Omar was criticized by her own party for series of remarks deemed anti-Semitic -- including her claim that Jewish support in Washington was "all about the Benjamins, baby." (Tlaib, too, has also been accused of anti-Semitism in office.)
Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed around World War I, and many scholars see it as the 20th century's first genocide.
Turkey disputes the description, claiming the toll has been inflated and considering those killed victims of a civil war, rather than casualties of genocide.
The nonbinding resolution passed 405-11 Tuesday.
Some opponents of the resolution have advanced different reasons from Omar -- arguing that formally recognizing the Armenian genocide risks angering Turkey, whose relationship is crucial to stability in the region.
But such apprehensiveness has waned with Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria earlier this month following President Trump's abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region.
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar and Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson also voted present.
Speaking on the House floor in support of the resolution, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said the resolution “is an important measure to set the record straight on the atrocities suffered by the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century.”
"We know what happened in this dark period of history. Between 1915 and 1923, 1.5 million Armenians were murdered. This was a genocide — and it’s important that we call this crime what it was."
There have been no plans to bring the resolution up for a vote in the Senate. A second resolution on Tuesday, imposing severe sanctions on Turkish officials and prohibiting the sale of military arms to Turkey for use in Syria, passed in the House by a 403-16 vote.
Last Edit: Oct 30, 2019 14:04:19 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Ukraine denies Armenian genocide, refers instead to ‘tragic events of April’
RT.com 28 Apr, 2020 21:04
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar has urged government agencies to refrain from using the term ‘genocide’ when referring to the slaughter of Armenians a century ago, as it would go against Kiev's political interests.
An estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1922. Bodnar outlined reasons for refusing to recognize the events as genocide in a letter to government officials, which was subsequently leaked on Facebook by a member of the Verkovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament.
According to Bodnar, these events do not fit the UN definition of genocide, which constitutes “actions committed with the intention to destroy, in whole or in part, any national, ethnic, racial or religious group as such.”
His letter, however, confirmed that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry made that determination mainly for strategic reasons. It argued that modern Armenia is a close ally of Russia, and may vote for resolutions in international bodies hostile to the interests of Ukraine. Kiev has been at odds with Moscow ever since 2014, when an elected government was overthrown in a US-backed coup, prompting three regions of Ukraine to declare independence and one of them, Crimea, to rejoin Russia.
Another thing pointed out in Bodnar’s letter is that the Armenian issue is an “extremely sensitive topic” for Ukraine’s key strategic partner in the region, Turkey. Although the Turkish republic began in 1923 by disavowing its Ottoman past, it has maintained ever since that what happened to the Armenian, Greek and other Christian populations during WWI and its aftermath was not genocide.
Bodnar’s position was blasted on social media as outright genocide denial, with some Twitter users pointing out the irony and hypocrisy of Kiev insisting that the 1932 famine amounted to a Soviet genocide of Ukrainians.
The ‘Holodomor’ has been a similarly controversial topic in the world, with Ukrainian nationalists claiming that the famine was a direct and deliberate attack on them, even though the famine affected other parts of the Soviet Union as well, due to a combination of bad weather and strict agricultural collectivization policies.
Russia is among the 29 countries that have officially recognized the Armenian genocide as of 2020. While both chambers of the US Congress have adopted resolutions recognizing the genocide, during the 2019 crisis over Turkey’s invasion of Syrian territories held by US-backed Kurdish militias, the White House has not signed off on them, so they do not have the force of law.
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Aug 3, 2018 10:18:31 GMT -5
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Oct 10, 2018 12:53:50 GMT -5
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Oct 14, 2018 5:48:26 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Its the substitute for going out, meeting and spending your time with friends in real life. Its just part of the story. When I was younger I remember people were meeting to play team sports, but today you see completely autistic people jogging with iPhone.
Oct 14, 2018 18:18:38 GMT -5
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Oct 14, 2018 18:21:43 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: Sto Latz! Today marks 100 years of Polska! May there be 100 more! Wish I could have gone to the Independence March to celebrate this year, of all years. Theres always the next one to look forward to...
Nov 11, 2018 6:56:57 GMT -5
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Nov 25, 2018 17:19:11 GMT -5
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Nov 30, 2018 3:17:07 GMT -5
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Dec 29, 2018 9:15:04 GMT -5
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Aug 12, 2019 15:49:41 GMT -5
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Sept 13, 2019 20:32:33 GMT -5
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