Category Archives: Russia

Putin Pouts Demanding Defiance!

These are difficult days for President Vladimir Putin since the media is filled with stories about Ebola or bombings in Iraq or here in America, about illegal immigrants. No one appears to be thinking about Vladimir, nor do world leaders pay any attention to what he thinks concerning issues of the day. Imagine a week without the world focused on another of his threats and histrionics? Vladimir just had to issue another of his warnings of doom in order to shift attention to what he thinks. Putin is on his way to visit Serbia so he gave an interview to a Serbian newspaper. “We hope that our partners realize the futility of attempting to blackmail Russia,and remember what consequences between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability…Together with the sanctions against entire sections of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile” I assume he is raising the possibility of a nuclear war. What is most amazing is that Russian political and military leaders do not rise up in anger at this wild man and his threats to bring destruction to their nation.

Putin history lesson:

1. Gangsters overthrew the government of Ukraine.
2. Thugs paid by the CIA seized control of Ukraine.
3. Putin, the man of peace intervened to protect Ukrainians.
4. OK, some airliner was shot down, but it was shot down by the CIA!

In other words, Putin is only seeking peace and justice. The man certainly has balls to utter this nonsense!

Putin Liquidates Good Guys

I recently have been studying life in Stalin Russia during the 1950s and encountered story after story of ordinary people, war veterans and famous writers being sent to the gulag for a reason or simply because a quota had to be filled and their name cropped up. Vladimir Putin is president of Russia, and apparently he longs for the good old days when the government decided what you read, what you said and what you thought. He has restored a dictator who murdered about FIFTEEN MILLION RUSSIANS to a new place of honor in the pantheon of famous Russians. The Russian Ministry of Justice is petitioning the supreme court for permission to “liquidate: an important human rights group in Russia known as Memorial. This group already has been forced to admit it is a “foreign agent” because it receives money from human rights groups outside Russia. It has committed the un-Russian idea of urging President Putin to “immediately cease Russian aggression against Ukraine.”

Vladimir Putin has a hero in life, his name is Joseph Stalin. Stalin liquidated people and Putin wants to begin by liquidating ideas. People will then follow the liquidation process.

Silence Of The Tiger!

About this time of the year is when the great Vladimir Putin offers the nation his outline of how the economy is growing and next year will be even witness even greater growth. Alas, that was then, and now is now. The all wise leader of Russia insists that Western sanctions have no impact upon the Russian economy. For some reason, he has decided not to offer an economic pep talk this year,and proceed with the silent treatment. I assume the following is behind this sudden silent from the man whose mouth never ceases to run.

Economic growth of Russia this year–0.2%

Economic growth for Russia next year–0.2% would be great.

Ruble has lost 20% of its value.

Oil prices are down and Russia needs high oil prices to survive.

Over a $100 billion has fled the country.

Perhaps, silence at this point is a wise decision!

Putin Bucket List

The Moscow Times produced a Bucket List for Vladimir Putin:

1. Fly a jet plane.

2. Pet a tiger.

3. Dive for ancient treasures.

4. Ride a Harley

5. Be on T-shirts.

6. Start a war.

7. Win a war.

8. Crush all enemies.

9. Be on cover of Time Magazine.

10. Get a pony.

Let me add a few more.

1. Have Christ descend and appoint him Pope of the world.

2. Swim the English Channel.

3. Have Barack Obama on bended knees beg forgiveness.

4. Secretly enjoy a night with a gay man.

5. Be loved by all!!

Everything OK In Russia

I understand many Americans are upset with the great leader of Russia our beloved, All-Wise Vladimir Putin, but when one listens to his words of wisdom, it is clear that the Mother nation is set on the right course of action. Putin made clear to America and European nations that sanctions against Russia simply will not work. According to Vladimir it is “stupid” thinking to believe any outside force can damage his work. He informed the world that “We truy want a country that is strong and open to the world.” In other words, Russia is on a solid economic foundation, and nothing other nations can do will impact the brilliant success of his work.

Of course, there are a few-minor- issues. Inflation is now at 8%, economic growth has reached the high level of -ZERO. The government will have to cut spending by $25 billion, and the need for modern technology for oil development is encountering a few kinks. But, not to worry, there is always Vladimir to cheer people up with a pep talk. I wonder how one eats his words for dinner?

Bad News For Russia

Russian leader Vladimir Putin enjoys creating difficulties in the Middle East in order to prevent solutions to problems. He will veto any UN action that might lead to the destruction of ISIS or ending the conflict in Syria. His foreign policy is based on the principle of being an obstructionist to peaceful actions. Putin has blocked every effort to end terrorism in the Middle East. However, in the process of acting in this manner, the great leader has refused to confront how the Middle East directly impacts the safety of his beloved Mother Russia. Unfortunately for Russia, thousands of its Muslim citizens have gone to fight in the Middle East, and this can impact the safety of Russia.

A Russian official pointed out some problems for his nation. “We understand that these people have gained military experience and on top of that being religiously and politically inclined, upon returning h one can pose a serious threat to the national interests of our own country.” Yes, indeed, learning how to improvise destructive bombs in Iraq means upon return to Russia, one can do the same. The Putin policy of obstruction will one day lead to incredible terrorist activities in Russia. It is in the foreign policy interests of Russia to actively support efforts to destroy terrorism in the Middle East –or suffer the consequences in Russia!

Putin Pouts His Anger

There is one problem when ann individual creates a society in which HE is the decider. Over time, he grows unaccustomed to anyone contradicting his words of foolishness. Vladimir Putin has become the semi-dictator of Russia. He has crushed any and all opposing forces so when he speaks, there is silence from anyone who disagrees with his words of wisdom. Yes, he has succeeded in compelling the Ukraine government to accede to his demands in eastern Ukraine. He has empowered a group of local toughs to become a “government.” Of course, now they have power, but do any of these bums have the slightest idea how to govern a “nation?” Putin has accomplished this goal with use of Russian troops in Ukraine.

The Russian government is upset because a NATO officer issued a statement which describes how Russian troops imposed their power upon Ukraine. Colonel Janzen made clear that Russian troops were deployed in Ukraine while thousands of others were gathered on the border. The Russian government is angry because a “clerk” dared to make such outrageous comments! The “truth” today is an unknown word in Mother Russia!

Mother Russia Not So Happy

The people of Russia have slumbered for years while Vladimir Putin extends his power. His adventures in Ukraine have resulted in death for dozens of Russian soldiers and his defiance of sanctions by the United States, the European Union and nations like Japan caused the Russian economy to suffer. US and European technology is essential for tracking and exploration of Arctic areas for oil, but sanctions caused this material to become unavailable for Russia. Blackwater Group LP, a financial institution, announced it was pulling our of Russia due to declining economic opportunities. Oil production has declined about 20% for the Russian economy. Putin’s belief he can simply approach China for economic assistance is not working because that country lacks skilled people to work in extracting oil from frozen regions of the world. There is a growing scarcity of goods in Russia even while Putin declares he will continue fighting for the “rights” of Ukranians.

There was an amazing sight in Moscow this weekend. Tens of thousands marched to protest Putin’s Ukraine policies. Tens of thousands were shouting, “No To War” or “Putin Stop Lying.” For the first time in years Vladimir Putin was not being hailed as a great man. Hopefully, these demonstrations will continue, and the “great leader” will finally come to his senses.

OH, Them Ukrainian Rebels!

There is something that is called, the Donetsk People’s Republic, and it is located in the eastern part of what is also called, Ukraine. These rebels shot down an airliner and murdered a few hundred people, but, according to them, this never happened. In fact, they even wonder whether or not there was actually a plane up in the sky. According to their version most probably the Ukraine government persuaded America or England to gather up dead bodies and then fling them to the ground in order to destroy the good name and work of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Miraslav Rukdenko, who speaks for this “Government,” is also concerned about the recent referendum in Scotland. After all, if Scots can break away from England, why can’t Slavs break away from Ukraine.

“I would not rule out the possibility that the British authorities falsified the results of the referendum. Several percentage points could have been manipulated to preserve the union of Great Britain.” Then again, he posed the question as to why Scotland was allowed to have a referendum and one was denied to the people of Donetsk. I am confused. I recall that Donetsk had a “referendum” which concluded that its people wanted to depart from Ukraine and become part of Mother Russia. Oh well, if only Donetsk could have a referendum, Putin style!

Vladimir Is Upset!

Vladimir Putin is upset, and when the wise leader of Russia becomes agitated then we all should take another look at what we just did. After all, he is the guardian of Mother Russia, in fact, he is now Mother Russia. The European Union just reached a trade agreement with Ukraine which endeavored to stimulate trade and assist the nation in its efforts to become economically stable. For some strange reason, the European Union had this interesting idea that it could negotiate with Ukraine without consulting the man in the Kremlin! After all, He is The Man. So, his trade officials made clear to the European Union and Ukraine that further discussions between these two parties would have to be placed on hold until the legitimate desires of Mother Russia are met!

The Russian government insists the Russian”input” in this negotiation is vital in order to attain success. It wants “formulas to remove the concern of the Russian side.” I thought Ukraine was negotiating with the EU, so how come there is now a “Russian side?” Essentially, the Russian side demands that Ukraine trade with Russia based on conditions established by Russia.

By the way, what ever happened to the United States protecting the rights of free fade? Just asking.