Attempted Coup D’Etat in MoscowWed 5:17 am +01:00, 6 Apr 2022 13
The situation within the Russian political establishment is extremely unclear. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s leadership has not yet commented on the recent shootings of Russian POWs.
On March 5, employees of the Russian patriotic publishing house Listva were detained by the Police in the city of Saint Petersburg, allegedly on the basis of an anonymous denunciation, as well as people who happened to be in the shop. The publishing house Listva is known in Russia as an organisation which has consistently opposed manifestations of Nazism in Ukraine. Listva provided financial support to armed units of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has not spoken for several days to explain Russia’s position on the situation with the military operation in Ukraine.
In its turn, statements by his press secretary, Mr. Peskov, raise more questions than answers. Especially among residents of eastern Ukraine and Russian soldiers.
Listva Bookshop, St Petersburg
There were always rumours that the Western powers had the ability to pull the rug from under Putin. The Police could be working to a different agenda to the government and maybe the intelligence services too. The last thing Russia needs is internal conflict, but if there are Nazis in Russia sympathetic to the Ukrainian Nazis they would be getting bothered now as Ukraine is being hit so badly with more troops starting to surrender, and the country’s oil supplies being decimated. Who knows how this will play out? Maybe Putin is feeling unsafe and the Foreign Ministry is keeping a low profile. Let’s hope he makes it back and sees off this internal threat. The Russian Fifth Column is where this is at. The Western powers are shocked at how well the Russian armed forces are doing against a NATO trained, supplied and equipped Ukrainian army, with many western special forces also helping on the QT. This was not meant to be happening. With one Nazi embedded with every ten Ukrainian soldiers, surrender was thought to be impossible. The reports of Ukrainians fighting Ukrainians are no doubt correct as the ordinary military try to throw off their Nazi yolk and surrender under the onslaught. Nato is now testing out the strength of the Russian state internally as its next gambit. It could take a few days for the fog to clear. The future of the world hangs on a thread.
A very interesting take on this ongoing nightmare Tap. Many thanks.
The Russian woman I mentioned earlier also told me that her son was being asked to show his papers on their Metro, for instance, and had been advised to leave the country, which he has done.
Is that leaving France, danceaway?
I understand that Russia has asked for volunteers for the Armed Forces. They don’t want to introduce draft/conscription.
I doubt Russia will be short of applicants. I know I would sign up if I was 60 years younger.
I loved being in the military and the danger that lurked every day. Hundreds of parachute jumps and I survived. Reserve rides, landing in trees, even the sea at one time when the proverbial hit the fan.
I’m sure I saw a shark’s fin but I was a bit dazed and spaced out before rescue. Whatever it was, it never took a nibble.
Most shark attacks are ‘test bites’ anyway. They’re not really interested in eating Humans as we taste terrible.
Great Whites/Pointers get a bad press but Humans need to realise that when they enter the water, they enter the food chain.
I’ll get to Russia in another comment but in the meantime meet The Shark Master.
I don’t think Putin, Medvedev or Lavrov have much to worry about.
These Russian guys are so far ahead of the game. The Worzel Gummidge likes of BoZo and Sleepy/Pedo Joe Biden are pathetic in comparison.
Is it not the likes of the 70 years embedded CIA along with MI6 that are of concern?
And never forget the likes of BBC Media Action and the White Helmets, whom Vanessa Beeley recently said might well reappear in Ukraine.
I find Medvedev the most interesting of the Russian hierarchy.
An astute politician for sure.
Tap. The last I read a few days ago was that Putin’s ratings were holding at 80% therefore I agree with Aldous that Putin, Medvedev or Lavrov don’t have much to worry about. Likewise when Putin, Medvedev or Lavrov have something to say I listen intently and get the feeling that what they have to say comes from the heart. On the other hand when Numpty Joe, BoJo the clown and ass licking Macron have something to say I’m inclined to wonder what their ulterior motif is.
Anyway, here’s Brother Nathanael’s take.
I don’t need to tell anyone here that those wishing to do away with the dollar and petrodollar in the past have experienced CIA induced civil unrest and coup d’état in favour of a more pro US instated leader. Personally, I think Russia will pull through any such attempt by NATO or CIA, aftercall she is well experienced in how to counter sanctions and western boys club interference.
No, Tap, Moscow. She and he live there; I asked where he went; she said Montenegro, where she also has a flat.
Russian Foreign Minister – since 2004 – Sergey Lavrov (Сергей Викторович Лавров) is fluent in English as well as one or two other languages.
A real heavyweight politician who I wouldn’t fancy locking horns with as that ultra lightweight Liz Truss did recently.
What an absolute embarrassment she is.
Lavrov doesn’t need an interpreter present when conducting meetings in English but protocol necessitates it just in case, especially for the likes of Sleepy Joe Biden, whose command of the English language is piss poor.
Rumour has it that Biden recently went past a gym on a visit somewhere and remarked: “What’s a gime?”
Honestly, you couldn’t make this stuff up.