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Latest additions to Ancestry's World Archives Project (

The Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001 will be familiar as we have keyed similar newspaper projects in the past. There will be some image sets without records to index – we opted for fewer images/image set so the indexing didn’t become overwhelming. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to

On to the Ukraine with the USHMM – Ukraine, Applications for ID for the Citizens of Stanislav, 1939-1945 records. These records are in Ukranian and can be difficult to read – for this reason this project is advanced. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to

And finally we land in the UK with the West Midlands, England, Criminal Registers. Criminal records are always fun and these are even moreso as many have images. There are quite a few different record formats so reviewing the sample images will be helpful. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to

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          Armageddon Rides in the Balance      Cache   Translate Page      
SUBHEAD: Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on the US government.

By Paul Craig Roberts on 10 September 2018 for -

Image above: Many in this world inhabit Armageddon already. Damaged buildings are seen at the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria. April 28, 2018. Photo by Omar Sanadiki. From (

IB Publisher's note: Yes Paul Craig Roberts is a nutcake. He is a Ronald Reagan Republican economist who sees clearly, but through a deeply colored filter. None the less, he does have an inkling of the dichotomy between the "Left" and the "Right". The "Left" with elements of the "Deep State" (intelligence complex, CIA, NSA, State Department, etc) and the "Right" with elements of the "Military-Industrial Complex" (Pentagon, Defense contractors, Mercenary operations, ICE, etc.). Both aspects of our government are hurtling towards a more repressive and garrulous America. As these aggressive and regressive forces gain influence, woe is us. America will conduct more war and experience more repression.] 

For some time I have pointed out the paradox of the American liberal/progressive/left being allied with the CIA, FBI, military/security complex and deep state. Now leftist Ann Garrison has noticed the paradox of this alliance. She concludes that the Left has lost its mind.

Indeed, it has.

Out of its hatred of Trump the Left has united with the forces of evil and war that are leading to conflict with Russia. The Left’s hatred of Trump shows that the American Left has totally seperated from the interests of the working class, which elected Trump.

The American Left has abandoned the working class for the group victimizations and hatreds of Identity Politics. As Hillary put it, the working class comprises the “Trump deplorables.” The Democratic Party, like the Republicans, represents the ruling oligarchy.

I have explained that the leftwing lost its bearings when the Soviet Union collapsed and socialism gave way to neoliberal privatizations.

The moral fury of the leftwing movement had to go somewhere, and it found its home in Identity Politics in which the white heterosexual male takes the place of the capitalist, and his victim groups—blacks, women, homosexuals, illegal immigrants—take the place of the working class.

The consequences of the leftwing’s alliance with warmongers and liars is the leftwing’s loss of veracity. The Left has endorsed a CIA orchestration—“Russiagate”—for which there is no known evidence, but which the Left supports as proven truth.

The purpose of “Russiagate” is to prevent President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. In these times when so many Americans are hard pressed, normal relations could adversely impact the budget and power of the military/security complex by reducing the “Russian threat.”

If there is no real Russian threat, only an orchestrated perceived one, the question arises: why does the military/security complex have a taxpayer-supported annual budget of $1,000 billion dollars?

The presstitutes have kept the truth from emerging that the “Russiagate” investigation has found no sign of a Trump/Putin plot to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary.

Indeed, it has been proven beyond all questioning that the Hillary emails were not hacked but were downloaded on a thumb drive. This proof collapses the entire premise of “Russiagate.”
Nevertheless, the hoax continues.

Muller’s indictments are for unrelated matters, such as income tax evasion in the distant past of Republican fund raisers and consultants. These charges have nothing whatsoever to do with Mueller’s mandate.

Indeed, as Andrew C. McCarthy, a former US attorney who led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has made clear, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Mueller to head the “Russiagate” investigation is not in compliance with the regulations that govern the appointment of a special prosecutor.

The appointment of a special prosecutor requires evidence of a specific federal crime that is to be investigated. You only have a special prosecutor when there is factual basis for believing that a federal crime has been committed.

What is the federal crime? What is the factual basis? Mueller’s appointment does not say. Therefore, Mueller’s appointment is invalid. Rosenstein has violated the process.

In my opinion, this is grounds for Rosenstein to be removed from office.

At one time, Congress—both parties—would have been all over the invalid Mueller appointment.

However, after 16 years of Cheney/Bush and Obama regime lawlessness, even Republicans accept that the Constitution’s restraints on executive branch power, along with the laws and regulations Congress has established specifying the exercise of these powers, have been rendered meaningless by the “war on terror,” a hoax designed to further Israel’s interests in the Middle East and the neoonservative doctrine of US hegemony, while making billions of dollars for the military/security complex.

Charlie Savage’s book, Takeover, and David Ray Griffin’s book, Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World, accurately document how 9/11 was used to destroy the Constitution’s balance of power within the government and to create unaccountable executive branch powers that over-ride the Constitution’s protection of civil liberty.

This demand for an unaccountable executive branch, pushed by VP—actually President in fact—Dick Cheney and his minions, such as Addington and John Yoo, was the agenda of the Republican Federalist Society.

An early book laying out the legally invalid and legally incompetent argument that the president had powers unchecked by Congress or the judiciary was Terry Eastland’s book, Energy in the Executive.

This collection of nonsense became Cheney’s bible as he proceeded in secret to remove constraints on executive branch power. The elevation of the executive branch above the law of the land is documented in Charlie Savage’s book. Read it and weep for your country destroyed by Dick Cheney.

On top of Cheney’s coup against accountable government, we have in America today another coup, organized by former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director Comey, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the Democratic National Committee, the departed Republican senator John McCain, a coup fully supported by the entirety of the US presstitute media.

This coup is against the democratically elected President of the United States for the sole reason that he threatens the power and profit of the entrenched military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned us 57 years ago, by wanting to normalize relations with Russia, the world’s premier nuclear power.

The question is unavoidable: Why do the American people put up with this? Are they so insouciant that they have no realization that, if a president can be driven from office because he wants peace with Russia, the removed president’s successor will have to stand against Russia or also be driven from office. Trust and negotiation between the nuclear powers becomes impossible.

Why do Americans support conflict with a nuclear power that can completely destroy America?

During the entirety of the Cold War, in which I was a participant, the emphasis was on reducing tensions and creating trust. Today Washington’s interest is piling provocation after provocation on a country that can wipe us off the face of the earth.

The liberal/progressive/left, the Democratic National Committee, the CIA and the rest of the covert state, and the media whores all share this same commitment to the reckless and irresponsible provocation of a powerful nuclear power. As the US military itself acknowledges, Russia’s weapons are far beyond America’s defenses.

So what is going on? Is it the liberal/progressive/left’s desire that evil America be destroyed? Is this desired destruction of evil America the reason the Left has allied itself so tightly with the warmongers in Washington?

Is this the reason that the Left and the Democrats and a handful of Republicans want to impeach President Trump for attempting to make peace with Russia?

How can these crazed immoral people present themselves as some sort of moral arbiter when they are locked on a trajectory that will destroy Earth?

This destruction might be closer than anyone thinks. Here is the situation in Syria:

Russia and Syria, in cooperation with Iran and Turkey, have begun the assult on Iblid province, the last stronghold of Washington’s proxy army consisting of Al Qaeda, Al Nursra, and ISIS mercenaries hired by Washington.

According to reports, which might or might not be true considering the lack of veracity that is the defining characteristic of the Western media, the US and UK have troops among the mercenary forces, hoping apparently that this presence will deter the attack. As the attack has already begun, this is a false hope.

The Russians discovered Washington’s plot to explode a chemical weapon in Iblid province and exposed Washington’s plot to the UN. Washington had it set up that once its proxies created the appearance of a chemical weapon explosion, Washington would send Tomahawk missiles upon the Syrian forces, thus protecting its proxy army that it sent to overthrow Assad for Israel.

The Russian exposure of Washington’s conspiracy has denied Washington UN support. Moreover, Russia has sent a naval force armed with the new Russian hypersonic missiles to Syria and has announced that its aircraft in the area are also armed with these missiles.

As the US Navy and Air Force have no defense whatsoever against these missiles, if the US attacks the Syrian/Russian forces, it will be Putin’s decision whether any US ship or military aircraft in the area exists as anything but a smoldering ruin.

In other words, the entire power in the area lies in Russian hands. If Washington had any sense—and it doesn’t, Washington has hubris and arrogance in the place of sense—Washington would be nowhere close to Syria.

The question is this: Will the hotheads in Washington conclude that the Russian announcements and marshalling of forces is “just another Putin bluff.”

So far Putin has been loaded up with never-ending insults and provocation— blame for the crash of the Malaysian airliner, blame for poisoning a variety of people in England, blame for invading Ukraine, blame for interfering in US elections, blame for supporting the “dictator” Assad, a person democratically elected by a large vote who obviously has the support of the Syrian people as he liberates Syria from the forces Washington sent to put the country into the same chaos that exists in Iraq and Libya.

Have we reached the situation about which I have been worried, worries shared with my readers, in which Washington makes the miscalculation, based on the incorrect understanding of Russia’s resolve, to launch an attack on the Syrian/Russian forces that have begun the final liberation of Syria from Washington’s paid mercenaries?

Yesterday the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity sent a letter to President Trump advising him of the war danger that the Trump administration has created by its continued illegal interference in Syria’s internal affairs.

The Russian government cannot accept Washington’s military intervention in behalf of Al Qaeda, Al Nursa, and ISIS without completely losing all credibility, not only in the world, but inside Russia itself.

A realistic alternative to military action would be for Washington to stand aside as Syria reconstitutes itself and use a propaganda war to blame Syria and Russia for civilian deaths and for destroying “democratic rebels” who rose against a “dictator.”

The fear could be expanded to the Baltics and Ukraine by reviving the propaganda that Putin intends to reconstruct the Soviet Empire.

Washington has long used an expertly manufactured fear of Russia to control Europe. Fear can keep Europe in line, whereas military action against Russia could scare Europe into taking refuge in a revival of its sovereignty.

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported: “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands try to escape what could be a decisive battle in the seven-year-old war.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, the US strikes could target Russian and Iranian forces as well as Syrian forces.

It is difficult to believe that Washington thinks attacks on Russian forces would go unanswered. Such a reckless and irresponsible act could initiate Armageddon.

The claim that Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas in the liberation of Iblid is propagandistic nonsense put out by Washington as an excuse for Washington’s effort to protect its proxy army in Syria with military strikes.

All Syrian chemical weapons were removed by Russia and turned over to the US during the Obama regime. Moreover, Russia would not permit Assad to use chemical weapons if he had them.

Life on earth is faced with a situation in which Washington is so determined to overthrow Assad and to leave Syria in the same chaos as Libya and Iraq that Washington is willing to risk war with Russia.

Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on a government. The world should be scared to death of the recklessness and irresponsibility of the US government.


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11 сентября на заседании Комитета ИнАУ (Интернет ассоциации Украины) по вопросам интернет-рекламы были оглашены данные исследований интернет-аудитории Украины за август, которые проводила компания «Factum Group Ukraine».
          World Clean Up Day 15 September 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
The biggest civic action in the history of our planet, the World Cleanup Day, will take place on 15 September. On this day, millions of people from 150 countries will come together to take a step towards a cleaner world and draw attention to the global waste problem.

The biggest civic action in the world started in Estonia in 2008 and will be overseen from Estonia on 15 September. This means that we have the chance to make Estonia bigger than ever before in just one day.

Come along and join the cleanup action!

Find the nearest pile of rubbish, take some bin bags and gloves with you, and clean it up. Even the smallest contribution helps! You will find the contact details of the teams in your country at

World Clean Up Day 15 September 2018

●    The World Cleanup Day will be held on 15 September 2018.
●    The biggest civic action in the world started in Estonia in 2008 and will be overseen from Estonia on 15 September. Approximately 150 countries will start cleaning up the Earth on the same day under the leadership of Estonia.
●    Let’s Do It World Cleanup Day is part of the Estonia 100 programme and is the biggest gift from Estonians to the world.
●    The World Cleanup Day will follow the Sun around the world – the cleanup will start at 10 am in New Zealand and end 36 hours later in Hawaii. The action will kick off on 14 September at 11 pm Estonian time.
●    The headquarters of the World Cleanup Day will be based in Tallinn and the results of the action, information, TV broadcasts, etc. from all over the world will be gathered there. The global TV broadcast will be hosted from the headquarters in Tallinn and shared all over the planet.
●    Millions of people will come out in support of cleaner nature, with an aim to take a step towards a cleaner world together and draw attention to the global problem of waste and seek possible solutions.
●    In Estonia, the cleanup action will focus on forests, beaches, lake shores and river banks.

Facts about the waste problem

●    According to the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), ca 4 billion tons of waste is generated every year, of which ca 1.6 billion tons  is household waste.
●    3.5 billion people in the world have no access to waste management systems and the waste ends up in nature, incl. in oceans, or it is burnt.
●    According to the Global Waste Management Outlook, hundreds of millions of tons of illegal waste ends up in nature every year and from there makes its way to the oceans. 80% of the waste floating in oceans is of mainland origin.
●    This is why the problem of waste is just as critical for developed countries as it is for developing ones. Although several associations monitor waste in different regions of the world, insufficient information about the quantities and locations of the waste prevents dealing with the problem efficiently.

The story of the World Cleanup Day

●    A group of people, including Rainer Nõlvak, Toomas Trapido, Henri Laupmaa and Kadri Allikmäe, sat down together in August 2007 and came up with the idea to clean Estonia from waste in one day. Ahti Heinla, Tiina Urm, Tatjana Lavrova, Eva Truuverk and Anneli Ohvril joined them later. 620 volunteers and over 500 organisations in Estonia helped make Let’s Do It! a success.
●    More than 50 thousand people cleaned up over 10 thousand tons of waste on 3 May 2008. It would have taken the state years and cost 22.5 million euros. But it got done in one day and only cost half a million euros (mostly the cost of waste handling by waste management companies).
●    The first country to join Estonia’s initiative was Lithuania, which carried out a supporting cleanup day with Estonia (with a couple of thousands of volunteers on 3 May 2008). Latvia carried out a cleanup action in autumn; Slovenia, Portugal, Serbia and many others followed suit.
●    Almost 20 million people from more than a hundred countries of the world have cleaned up their territories at different times based on the Let’s Do It! model.
●    Maximum numbers of cleanup day participants: Latvia (210,000), Lithuania (250,000), Portugal (100,000), Slovenia (270,000), Romania (250,000), Albania (281,000), Hungary (200,000), Bulgaria (375,000), Ukraine (500,000), India (54,000), the Philippines (28,000), etc.

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Ja natürlich war Versailles die Mutter der deutschen Katastrophe, nur bezieht sich "Wiedervereinigung" auf die Zerschlagung 1945 und den Rumpfstaat ohne Ostgebiete. Österreich-Ungarn war allerdings als Vielvölkerstaat nicht mehr zu halten und Polens Selbständigkeit wurde von deutscher Seite (vor allem katholischer) angebahnt als Puffer gegen Rußland. Ebenso die Ukraine. Rußland verlor auch Finnland und einiges mehr.
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Comme en championnat, le PSG Handball n’a pas manqué ses débuts en Ligue des champions, ce mercredi en Ukraine. Face au Motor Zaporojié, les Parisiens se sont imposés avec sérieux (29-35), prenant ainsi provisoirement les commandes d’un groupe B qui comprend par ailleurs, entre autres gros poissons, Nantes. Le H de son côté ouvrira sa phase de poules dimanche contre Flensbourg.  
          Session: Reds! The Russian Civil War 1918-1921:: Reds! Solo Session Report      Cache   Translate Page      

by srd5090

I have a few games covering the Russian Civil War. This one, SPI/S&T Russian Civil War, and soon I will have Triumph of Chaos 2nd Edition. Up until now I haven't played any of them and the conflict has alluded me in my readings on history. I hope to rectify that soon with a few choice books picked out.

This session report (spread across multiple postings within one thread) is a chronicle of my first solo play of the game. I have tried to read through the rules a good bit but I suspect I will still miss something important or make bad moves due to inexperience with this particular game.

For the uninitiated, the Russian Civil War was the conflict that saw the rise of the Soviet Union in the post-WWI chaos in Russia. This game has two 'sides': the Reds, comprising of the forces of Lenin, Trotsky, etc. and the Whites, pro-Monarchy or anti-Bolshevik forces including support from the Allies of WWI and even the potential Poland.

In this game the Whites are represented by factions that are activated one at a time in different theaters of the conflict. They can stack more efficiently (which impacts battles in weird ways, more on that later). They also activate with a certain amount of certainty. Their weakness is their dependence on Allied Intervention Forces, bad replacement rates, and a general numeric inferiority over the course of the game. The Reds by comparison have great replacements rates but start off a bit dysfunctional. Activations are by front, and in the early game some fronts will simply not be activated. Their stacking isn't quite as good either. They have numbers via replacements and can't be a bit more reckless, though perhaps not strength of quality. Quantity is a quality all its own, etc. Additionally, the Reds benefit from a centralized rail network around Moscow and relatively safe internal lines at game start.

Here is the game at set-up:

Right away I will say the game could have done a better job providing set-up directions via some play aid but I managed with the assistance of the VASSAL module.

The general situation is that there are no forces west of the Occupation Line (WWI is technically still going on until Strategic Turn B). The Reds command the center of the map from Moscow with force sporadically spread out amongst a large number of Red controlled cities. The Whites start off with a few forces near the Urals and the Caucuses/East-Ukraine. The Whites will get a bunch of reinforcements and possibilities at Strategic Turn B, but for now must make do.

I will point out that since this game seems weighted against the Whites I will be using the optional rules 21.1, 21.2, and 21.3. These provide stronger rallied units for the Whites at game-start, allows the Whites the first two activations, and no replacements on Strategic Turn A which mostly benefits the Reds I think. I will NOT use 21.4, at least for the time being. The Reds have enough advantages but if things are going crazy I'll consider popping it in. There are some interesting Optional house Rules here on BGG but I'm sticking with this for now as I get my feet wet.

So how does one win this game?

The Whites:

The Whites can win an automatic victory (checked during a strategic turn not normal turns) by depriving the Reds of important hexes. The rulebook is a bit funky in terms of wording so to clarify (my interpretation anyway) the game states would need to be thus:

1. The Reds control Moscow but only one other resource city.
2. The Reds lose control of Moscow.

The first game-state is unlikely to happen. I don't see a game happening where the Reds are rolled back so bad they only have Moscow and one other resource. Maybe in a rare case, but the Whites can really entertain this fantasy. The latter game-state, however, is a bit more reasonable. If the Whites are able to carefully manage their forces, a decisive strike at the heart of the revolution could disrupt the network of the revolutionaries, destroy their leadership, etc. This would be a very historical outcome. That said, there would undoubtedly be many Red soldiers between any competent White army and Moscow.

Alternatively the Whites can also win by keeping the Reds from reaching their victory condition in the campaign game. This means holding on, tooth and nail, to resource cities, Poland, etc. This victory would reflect the Reds still dominating Russia but that the Whites performed better then history, or as good as history. Less flashy of a win, but a win for a player nonetheless.

In terms of strategy it is unclear how to best marshal the White forces. Gambling too much too early for an automatic win could leave the Whites drained and make certain the Reds reach victory before the campaign ends. The Whites Player half of my brain will likely just have to play it by ear and look for opportunities as they come up.

The Reds:

Playing the full campaign the Reds are on a time limit. They can only win by attaining one of their automatic victory conditions. The conditions are variations of "control all the important stuff":

1. Control every city on the map outside Poland and the Baltic Republics - AKA The Motherland Route
2. Control every resource city on the map and has conquered Poland - AKA Eastern Europe is Good Enough Route.

While these need to be attained by the end of the game, that is a decent amount of time to work with. It would seem a diligent, patient expansion would be key here. Shut down White factions individually, slowly taking control of the various regions. The status of Poland and whether it needs conquering is something that can be determined mid-game. Having not played before I am unsure of which of these options is the easiest. Will need to see.

Additional Strategy Thoughts

The Whites:

I've been writing this slowly, some days between writing these sections. This has allowed me to ponder strategy for quite awhile. One of the things that really sticks out as a statement on the balance of this game is that there are distinct threads on White strategy here on BGG but less so for the Reds. I think this is because the Reds strategy is more straight forward and obvious, common sense. It is the Whites that require really careful thoughts and planning. Since such thought has been put into those threads I will make use of them myself to see how effective they are. Maybe not 100% to the letter but we'll see how it goes. The threads I am looking at are 'Whites! in Reds!' and 'White Game Scale Strategy'. One thing that would be nice to have occur is to retain the Allies as long as possible while also getting Poland involved. They come in more easily after Allied Withdrawal but it is possible to get them in earlier.

The Reds:

Nothing fancy here. Again, it seems obvious to slowly expand, take out factions individually if possible. Wear out the Whites since they have lower replacement ability. I don't think there is much of a trick here. Maybe make sure not to ignore Poland or invite their invasion due to no units near the border. The game will get progressively easier for the Reds as the game goes on I think, once more leaders enter from events.

I'll also mention that I'm using an appropriately colored 'party cup' as my randomizer for ACT chits.


Operational Turn 1

Not technically part of Turn 1 but part of set-up, we roll for the Tsar being alive or dead. It is a 1 in 6 chance he survives. The advantage of him being alive is a bonus to rallying White units. Unfortunately for the Whites the die roll leaves him dead as was in history. Such a low chance of him surviving I wonder why we bother?

Initiative: Whites have initiative on Turn 1 by default.

Random Events: Here we roll 2 dice, first for the non-initiative player (the Reds) then the initiative player, yielding a random event. For the Reds they receive an armored train, not a bad pull. It is placed in Piatigorsk with a Red Infantry unit, to better protect against the large force of fully rallied White units there. The optional rules made those white units full strength rather than flipped by default. The Whites get a choice of an amphibious chit or a cavalry raid chit. Neither seem particularly useful at the moment, honestly. Whites choose the cavalry raid chit and hold on to it for now. Maybe an opportunity will present itself later.

Makhno Allegiance Phase: We skip this until Turn B. Governs if the Makhno unit is 'red' or 'white' for the turn. This reflects the fact the historical Makhno forces were hostile to both the Reds and Whites.

Strategic Movement Phase: Skipped on Turn 1.

Action Phase: This is the meat of operational turns. We will pull activation chits until we are empty. The first step here is determining what chits are available to go into our cup. I should point out that the White player, as the initiative player, gets to pick one chit to be used for the first activation. But since we are using the optional rules, they seem to indicate the White player gets to pick the first two chits on Turn 1. The obvious choices are the AFSR chit and the Siberian chit. The only con here being that it will leave a lot of other markers for the Reds to use in sequence, but it may not really matter. So those two chits are left out of the cup. This means the North & Islamic chit and the AIF chit will go into the cup. For the Reds, they automatically get the Field Staff chit, plus any fronts that have leaders (right now none), then two chits for fronts with no leaders. Since the Field Staff chit activates any front not already activated, it makes sense to use it to activate a front we don't put a chit in for to maximize areas activated. Otherwise we would use it to increase the likelihood of activating a particular front earlier in a turn. If we use it for a front we put a chit in for, when that chit comes up it is discarded. Since we know the Whites will use the Siberians to try and grab the Gold resource, the East Front chit is put in. Expecting action against the AFSR, the South Front chit is also added. What front the Field Staff chit is used for will depend on the circumstances. Finally, the logistics chit is also added. If this is pulled we will check for supply and rallying mostly. A well timed pull of this chit can leave units out of supply and losing a step.

So, now it is finally time to get down to business. The cup and both shaken AND stirred, and set aside as the Whites activate the Siberians. I use the strategy for taking the Gold in the strategy threads here on BGG. 2nd Czech, Komuch, and Kappel go for the Gold in Kazan. Only other movement is a Cossack unit goes to Samara. No idea if it was worth it but it needs something to defend it so whatever.

On to Kazan, combat in this game is weird. The game puts emphasis on the number of units attacking and defending which isn't so strange, but it also relies on manpower differentials. It is some representation of bodies involved and logistical/operational capability. First we commit air or naval units, of which there are none right now. Then we get the combat adds via comparing total manpower. It is 4 White to 1 Red, which shifts one column left for the defending Red City, to 3 to 1. Then we calculate modifiers. A red garrison here defending by itself seems to have a -2 modifier (not good). The Whites have a +6 from all the units attacking. THEN we roll dice, BUT the die roll is multiplied by the number of units you are using, which is then modified by those bonuses/penalties. Stick with me here. The Whites roll a 3, multiplied by 3, is 9. Plus 6 is 15. The Reds roll a 6, multiplied by 1, is 6. Minus 2 is 4. Okay NOW, we subtract the defenders final value here from the attackers final value. We get a combat differential of 11. We cross reference 11 with our 3:1 odds. The result is a 'DR'. This means all defending units are disordered and all units retreat. Garrisons can't retreat and would be eliminated, but garrisons are only one-step units anyway so the disorder gets rid of them regardless. The Whites win! I will not go into this level of detail for every fight. But worth showing the process. It is quite involved. At least compared to games where it is a few die roll modifiers and a simple die roll. The Czech unit and Komuch advance into Kazan and take control of the Gold.

Now for the AFSR. The Armored Train nearby is only effective on attacks so it makes sense to try to knock out the units in Piatigorsk. We also need to try to free up the Cossack unit in Petrovsk. I'm not willing to try for Tsaritsyn just yet. I move the 3 division units out in such a way to make retreats difficult for the Red unit. No other units are moved. Looking now I realize the Red units near the Trans-Caucasus all start out of supply. If we can hurt the unit in this attack then we could see it disappear due to a logistics chit pull if we only disorder it. The manpower comparison isn't good though, 3 to 5 which reduces to 1 to 2, which is shifted for the city to 1 to 3. The end result is a adR. One White unit is disordered. The Red infantry is disordered and retreats towards Petrovsk. The armored train unit needs to retreat but can only be on rail hexes and the only available rail-hex is blocked by a White ZOC. So it goes poof. One full strength White unit advances into the city taking control of it.

Something I haven't touched on much is the need to be grabbing resource hexes to delay Allied Withdrawal. I need to have 3 or more by Strategy Turn C. Then 4 on D, and so on. To meet this I need to be steadily making gains as the Whites, something unlikely to keep occurring. The Gold is one, then we have Simbirsk and Izhevsk. I believe there are 12 total, but a fair number in Ukraine. When that area opens up (West of the Occupation Line) on Turn B, it will be a mad dash to grab and defend them.

Okay! Now the first random chit pull. It is the North and Islamic Force chit. Not much to be done with the one Islamic army. It is move towards Merv. Looking at the map I don't actually see any Northern Faction units for the Whites right now. The brown shaded unit are AIF. I believe we will get North army force at Turn B. Next chit! The Reds get their Field Staff chit. Unfortunate to get it now. The reality is I don't see what the Reds can do anywhere else right now but the South and East. In the South, if the logistics chit is pull we could see an army lost or disordered. If we act now we can try to pull them out. So the Reds activate the South Front, knowing the South chit will be useless. The units in peril move 3 hexes, just enough to get them adjacent to a rail-hex leading back to interior Red lines. Enough to be in supply now. Some other units in the area are moved up, Tsaritsyn remains garrisoned with a unit. The next chit is the AIF chit. Since the AIF can't attack with the event, they can merely move into better positions. So some slight movements are made, nothing major. I'd like to aggregate my AIF forces in the North. The South chit is drawn in discarded.

The logistics chit is drawn next. Logistics chits cause the White player to check supply, take disorders hits as needed, then in supply disordered units may attempt to rally and recover a step. Once done the Red player does the same. All White units appear to be in supply. The rallying is pretty abysmal. Only two AIF units manage to rally, both of them in the North. All red units appear to be in supply. Amazingly enough the only Red unit to rally is the one that was disordered in combat in the South.

The final chit is the Red East marker. The guidance for the Whites regarding taking Kazan and leaving Kappel South fo the city seems to be very effective. Hard to find the right attack vector. The 2nd and 5th Red Armies attack Kazan while the First attacks Kappel. I think I will do the Kappel fight first so if there is an advancement ZOCs might lock down the area. Both sides roll snake eyes, leading to a DR result. Kappel takes a hit and moves back two hexes, remaining in supply. The attack on Kazan fail, with a result of 'ad'. Disorders occur but it looks like the Whites will hold the Gold for the strategic movement next operational turn.

Well that is the end of turn 1.

Strategic Turn A
No victory check necessary really. No allied Withdrawal either. Whites get the AFSR army unit, which I put in Ekaterinodar. The Reds get 4 disordered units. I place them near Ukraine, except one that goes into Astrakhan. I have no idea if this is a good move or not, I just know grabbing Ukrainian territory will be useful. There are no replacements on this turn due to the optional rules, but it is redundant as no units have been eliminated anyhow.

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If I launch an attack a land area and it's successful. I'll get a success bonus, I choose another attack. Could I launch an attack frome the zone I just conquered? or it must launched from another area was under my control in the my first attack?
Example: I attack Crimea from Romania and it's successful. My succes bonus attack is to Ukraine from Crimea. Is it a legal attack?

In Operation Barbarossa I get the four successful attacks, the last attack was to Baltics. Could I do my first Blitzkrieg attack to Kharkov from Crimea?
Another question about Operation Barbarossa's Blitzkrieg. My first Blitzkrieg attack to Kharkov and it's successful, the second Blitzkrieg it must do an adjacent area to Kharkov or could I do it, per example to Leningrad because my Barbarossa attack to Baltics was successful?

Thank you very much to clarify my doubts.
P.S.: Sorry for my bad English. I hope you can understand my questions.
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Chủ Tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình (trái) và Tổng Thống Nga Vladimir Putin cùng nâng ly trong một Hội Đàm Kinh Tế Đông Phương ở Vladivostok, Nga, hôm Thứ Ba, 11 Tháng Chín, 2018. (Hình: Sergei Bobylev/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)

(NgườiViệt 11/09/2018) Quân đội khối NATO đang thao dượt tại vùng Lviv, phía Tây nước Ukraine. Bốn ngày trước khi cuộc tập dượt chấm dứt, hôm Thứ Ba, 11 Tháng Chín, Nga bắt đầu một cuộc thao diễn quân sự lớn ở Siberia. Quân đội Trung Quốc và Mongolia cũng tham dự.

Cuộc tập trận Rapid Trident 2018 của NATO rất khiêm tốn, chỉ có 2.200 quân tham dự, mặc dù gồm 14 nước, kể cả Mỹ. Cuộc thao diễn Vostok 2018 của Nga có thể nói là“vĩ đại,” với 300.000 quân (một phần ba quân số), 36.000 xe thiết giáp, hàng ngàn phi cơ chiến đấu trên bốn căn cứ không quân, 80 chiến hạm biểu dương trong ba vùng, biển Nhật Bản, biển Okhotsk và eo biển Bering.

NATO nói thẳng mục đích của cuộc tập trận là bảo vệ an ninh và chủ quyền của Ukraine, một nước trước đây thuộc Liên Bang Xô Viết, mới bị Nga chiếm mất vùng Crimea năm 2014.

Bộ Quốc Phòng Nga thì công bố mục đích của Vostok 2018 hoàn toàn có tính cách “phòng ngự.” Họ muốn quân đội “sẵn sàng chống cự mọi cuộc xâm lăng.” Bộ Quốc Phòng Nga công nhận đây là cuộc thao diễn lớn nhất, kể từ cuộc tập trận Zapad 1981 ở vùng biên giới cạnh các Đông Âu nước ở phía Bắc. Trong tiếng Nga Vostok là hướng Đông, Zapad là Tây.

Trung Cộng gởi hơn 3.000 quân sĩ, sáu phi cơ, 26 trực thăng trong đó có những chiếc Mi-171, Z-9 và Z-19 mua của Nga; cùng 900 thiết giáp và thiết vận xa tham dự Vostok 2018. Quân đội Cộng Hòa Mông Cổ cũng có mặt, để gọi đây là một cuộc thao diễn quốc tế.

Hai ông Vladimir Putin và Tập Cận Bình sẽ cùng đến quan sát một phần cuộc thao diễn. Điều này cho thấy một mục tiêu ông Putin nhắm tới là: Cho cả thế giới thấy Nga và Trung Cộng đang sáp lại gần nhau.

Trong những cuộc tập trận Vostok trước đây quân đội Nga cũng được điều động để chống một đạo quân xâm lăng giả tưởng, mà ai cũng suy diễn quân xâm lăng đến từ Trung Quốc. Nhưng năm nay, hiển nhiên “quân địch” không phải là quân Tàu nữa! Chắc cũng không phải là Nhật Bản, vì Thủ Tướng Nhật Shinzo Abe sắp đến họp mặt với Tổng Thống Vladimir Putin và Chủ Tịch Tập Cận Bình ở Vladivostok trong một Hội Đàm Kinh Tế Đông Phương, trong thời gian cuộc tập trận diễn ra. Cuối cùng, chỉ có thể đoán “quân địch giả tưởng” trong cuộc tập trận của Nga là quân Mỹ!

Trung Cộng và Nga đã từng đối nghịch nhau từ thời Stalin và Mao Trạch Đông; cuộc tranh hùng lên điểm cao nhất vào năm 1969, khi hai bên bắn nhau bên dòng sông Áp Lục. Nhân cơ hội đó, Tổng Thống Mỹ Richard Nixon đã mở đường giao thiệp với Chủ Tịch Mao, đánh dấu bằng cuộc gặp gỡ lịch sử năm 1972.

Ông Nixon đã “đánh lá bài Trung Quốc” trong chiến lược cô lập hóa Liên Xô, làm cho khối Cộng Sản tách đôi và không bao giờ ráp lại được nữa cho đến khi Liên Bang Xô Viết tan hàng.

Bây giờ đến lượt Putin, cũng muốn dùng Trung Cộng như một quân bài lập mặt trận chống Mỹ. Năm 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev đã nối lại tình hữu nghị với Trung Cộng trước khi đế quốc Liên Xô sụp đổ, và sau đó Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin vẫn tiếp tục.

Ông Putin có lý do để thắt chặt bang giao với nước láng giềng phía Nam; vì Nga đang bị cả khối Tây phương phong tỏa kinh tế sau khi cưỡng chiếm Crimea. Nga đã ký những hợp đồng cung cấp dầu, khí cho Trung Quốc, và hoan nghênh tiền vốn của Bắc Kinh đem đầu tư vào công nghiệp năng lượng. Mặc dù giá dầu lửa đã tăng lên gần đây, nhưng kinh tế Nga còn trì trệ vì vẫn nằm trong tay những đại gia thân cận với ông Putin. Hành động can thiệp của Nga vào Syria, kết thân với Iran chống các nước Á Rập theo phái Sun Ni Hồi Giáo khiến Nga sẽ còn bị tẩy chay. Trước viễn tượng bị cô lập trong hàng chục năm tới, Putin muốn chứng tỏ cho các nước Tây phương biết rằng ông ta còn có nhiều cơ hội khác.

Nga đã phát triển lực lượng tàu ngầm, mở đường đi vào vùng Bắc Cực, đe dọa thế giới với các loại chiến đấu cơ và bom hạch tâm mới. Trong tuần này, hai chiếc tàu chở dầu lớn của Nga, với dung tích 172,000 mét khối đã tới Giang Tô trong vòng 19 ngày nhờ đi đường tắt qua Bắc Cực, thay vì thường đi qua kênh Suez mất 35 ngày. Trung Cộng gọi con đường biển mới này là Đường Tơ Lụa Bắc Cực.

Màn tập trận “đại bàng” đang bắt đầu cũng nhằm biểu diễn sức mạnh quân sự của Nga, để làm nản lòng các nước đang duy trì cuộc cấm vận vì vụ Crimea năm 2014 và Nga dùng tay sai âm mưu lật đổ chính quyền Ukraine. Nếu phong tỏa kinh tế không làm cho Nga yếu đi về quân sự thì tiếp tục để làm gì? Tiếp tục cấm vận Nga thì sẽ chỉ đẩy nước Nga vào tay Trung Cộng, lợi hơn hay hại hơn? Đó là những thông điệp ông Putin muốn gửi đi!

Đối nội, Putin muốn dùng sức mạnh quân sự khích động tinh thần dân tộc tự tôn của dân Nga để củng cố chế độ độc tài phe đảng của ông. Ông đã cho tái lập các cuộc duyệt binh ở Quảng Trường Đỏ vì mục đích đó.

Trung Cộng đến tham dự cuộc tập trận Vostok 2018 cũng nhằm học tập kỹ thuật điều động quân đội của Nga trong một chiến dịch rộng lớn. Từ hơn nửa thế kỷ nay, quân đội Trung Cộng chưa thực sự tham dự một cuộc chiến lớn nào. Họ thiếu “kinh nghiệm chiến trường” trong việc điều phối hàng trăm ngàn quân, trong kỹ thuật thông tin ngoài mặt trận, sử dụng các khí giới mới, đối đầu với các vũ khí mới của quân địch.

Trong Vostok 2018, Không Quân Nga thao dượt cả hệ thống chống loại hỏa tiễn Cruise bay thấp là mặt đất, mà quân đội Mỹ đã sử dụng nhiều lần ở Iraq, Lybia và Syria. Quân Trung Cộng đã được trang bị với loại hỏa tiễn nhắm mục tiêu này nhưng chưa từng được đem thử trên mặt trận.

Hai ông Tập Cận Bình và Vladimir Putin cũng chia sẻ một mối lo chung là luôn luôn phải đề phòng một cuộc nổi dậy của người dân bị trị trong nước họ. Không một chế độ độc tài nào có thể ngủ yên vì họ biết dân chúng chỉ chịu đựng nhất thời, chứ không bao giờ bị khuất phục hoàn toàn. Cuộc tập trận Vostok 2018 sẽ cho thấy khi cần điều động quân đội dẹp tan những cuộc cách mạng thì phải làm gì.

Để ve vãn ông Tập Cận Bình, ông Putin đã cho bán những vũ khí tối tân nhất như hỏa tiễn S-400 và phi cơ SU-35 loại mới nhất. Trong chuyến công du vào Tháng Tư năm nay tới Matskơva, một người thân cận của ông Tập Cận Bình là Tướng Ngụy Phong Hòa (Wei Fenghe, 魏凤和), nguyên chỉ huy trưởng lực lượng hỏa tiễn của TQCG, đã tuyên bố rõ ràng: “Trung Quốc muốn cho nước Mỹ thấy mối giao hảo của quân đội mình với quân đội Nga.”

Nhưng tình hữu hảo giữa hai nước Nga, Hoa có thực sự chặt chẽ và bền vững hay không?

Về mặt kỹ thuật và kinh tế Trung Quốc không thể học hỏi (hoặc ăn trộm) được điều gì từ nước Nga để giúp họ phát triển cho bằng Mỹ và Châu Âu trong vài chục năm tới, như ông Tập Cận Bình đang nuôi tham vọng.

Di sản lịch sử cho thấy hai nước Nga, Trung không bao giờ tin nhau. Cuộc bang giao hoàn toàn dựa trên những tính toán vụ lợi mà không chia sẻ những giá trị cao hơn, cũng không được đặt trên những quy tắc bền vững như luật pháp quốc tế. Khi nào thấy bớt lợi lộc thì hai bên sẵn sàng chia tay.

Mà nước Nga không thể mang lợi cho nước Tàu, không có những thị trường tiêu thụ lớn, cũng không có tư bản và kỹ thuật mạnh để trao đổi. Ông Tập Cận Bình đã lợi dụng thế yếu của ông Putin để ký những hợp đồng về năng lượng với giá rẻ, nhưng ngay cả vai trò của dầu lửa và khí đốt cũng mất tầm quan trọng trong nền kinh tế hiện đại!

Một điều ai cũng thấy trước mắt, là bọn đầu sỏ cầm đầu guồng máy nhà nước và các đại gia Nga không gửi tiền hoặc gửi con cái du học sang Bắc Kinh hay Thượng Hải mà vẫn gửi qua London hay New York!

Nhưng nước Mỹ vẫn nên rút ra một bài học khi chứng kiến cuộc bắt tay thân thiện giữa Vladimir Putin và Tập Cận Bình. Thời 1970, Mỹ đóng vai chủ động trong kế hoạch ly gián Liên Xô và Trung Cộng. Hiện nay Mỹ đã mất vai trò cầm chịch. Thời 1970, trong ba nước thì Trung Cộng yếu nhất. Ngày nay, Nga là nước yếu nhất, còn Trung Quốc đang lên. Trung Cộng không những đang tiến vào Châu Phi, Châu Âu và vùng Trung Đông, mà có thể sẽ bao vây Nga với vòng đai các nước Trung Á trước đây thuộc Liên Bang Xô Viết.

Đối thủ của Mỹ trong thời gian tới không phải Nga mà là Trung Cộng. Để đối phó với chế độ độc tài đảng trị và âm mưu bành trướng của Trung Cộng, nước Mỹ phải thắt chặt thêm quan hệ với những quốc gia tự do dân chủ dựa trên quyền lợi hỗ tương và chia sẻ các giá trị chung. Mỹ không thể đứng cô lập mà phải đóng vai tích cực bảo vệ những lý tưởng dân chủ tự do, tôn trọng luật pháp, củng cố những định chế quốc tế duy trì những giá trị đó.


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As clear as crystal, should war erupts on a massive scale in Syria and Ukraine, it's certain that China will participate as a military alliance with Russia against the US and it's allies.
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Ukraine was a US created coup. The US said it sent officers and weapons to Ukraine to win the Eastern Ukraine war. There is still no evidence Russian military activity in Ukraine. It took nato 2 years to admit that Russia didn't start the war with Georgia. I'm sure it will take longer to admit Ukraine isn't Russia's fault because Russia annexed ukraine by vote which saw zero protests and deaths. US is losing in Ukraine because the US supported another repressive government too weak to supress protests against abolishment of basic cultural heritage of people that regard themselves as Russians in eastern ukraine.
          Viking Ring Odin's Raven Norse Style Viking Jewelry Crow Ring 001-218 by PAKABONE      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Ein abenteuerlicher Trip in Asien      Cache   Translate Page      
Scheyern (clm) Nach einigen Polizeikontrollen, einem Tag an der Grenze zwischen der Ukraine und Russland sowie einem großen Festmahl bei einer russischen Familie: Franziska Eichner aus Scheyern und ihre Rally-Kollegen erleben auf ihrer Reise nach Tadschikistan viele spannende Abenteuer.
          Торжество «патриотов» или тотальный разгул «демократии» на Украине      Cache   Translate Page      

Вчерашние события в селе Занки Змиевского района Харьковской области где произошла стычка между полицейскими и захватившими элеватор боевиками в балаклавах очень маркерные. Да, потом было 22 задержанных «нападавших» и т.д, но вначале «новые хозяева» элеватора обстреляли полицейских пытавшихся «разобраться в ситуации» и при этом оставили поле боя за собой.

На Украине уже давно бессмысленно называть полицейских представителями власти. Их полномочия заканчиваются там, где появляются люди в балаклавах, или «патриоты» с оружием». А стрелять в них теперь может кто угодно. При этом реально наказывать за такое поведение «патриотов» и банды в балаклавах давно уже перестали.

И меня очень умиляет «забывчивость» и «наивность» журналиста, задающего вопросы в камеру. Мог бы и сказать, что все это началось на Майдане в 2013 году. И балаклавы оттуда же, и «право народа» сопротивляться власти с оружием в руках, и право убивать этих самых полицейских. Теперь все это расползается во все новые сферы жизни Украины. Не государства Украины, а территории Украины. Потому что если бы на Украине было бы государство, то вчера с элеватора после его зачистки спецподразделением МВД, вывезли бы пару десятков трупов бандитов, а оставшиеся получили бы реальные сроки от 10 лет и выше. И на этом бы «инцидент» был бы исчерпан. А так… арестованных отпустят и они завтра же вновь примутся за свое.


           Kommentar zu Assads Giftgas oder Jihadisten-Schaß? von Benjamin Goldstein       Cache   Translate Page      
Krieg ist halt auch nicht clean. Man muss ihn verhindern, wo möglich. Ich kann auch überhaupt die Linke nicht verstehen. Das sind die letzten, die bereit sind miteinander zu reden. Wer keinen Krieg will darf halt keine Mueller-Hexenjagd im Weißen Haus anleihern. Das hat mit Sicherheit die Kommunikation in Syrien un din der Ukraine gestört und Menschenleben gekostet. Viele haben auch nicht gerafft, was an ISIS schlimm ist. Im Islam kann ein Kaliph zum Krieg aufrufen. Das hat enorme Motivationswirkung. Da linke abstreiten, dass etwas anderes als Armut und Amis/Juden Kriege auslösen, musste man sie auf die Enthauptungsvideos stoßen. Das ist aber absurd. Enthauptungen gab es auch in der syrischen und der irakischen Armee. Ist auch weniger Grausam als z.B. Verbrennen. Ich denke, was mich nervt ist, dass die so leicht manipulierbar sind, weil die sich mit diesen Grausamkeiten nicht mal auseinandersetzen können. Das jüngste Ereignis, aus dem Kontext gerissen, kann jedesmal zu einer Massenhysterie führen.
          Research in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page      
This project is only for people living in Ukraine. If you're not, please don't waist your time or mine. If you are, please listen to the attached audio file with instructions, and let me know what you... (Budget: $100 - $500 USD, Jobs: Internet Research, Market Research, Report Writing, Research, Research Writing)
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          Европейская сеть гипермаркетов намерена запустить в Украине новый маркетплейс      Cache   Translate Page      

Французская сеть гипермаректов Auchan собирается запустить маркетплейс в Украине Девелоперское подразделение французской группы Auchan – компания Ceetrus может запустить в Украине маркетплейс. Такая модель уже работает во Франции с 2015 года. Коммерческий директор девелоперского подразделения Ceetrus, Анна Корягина, рассказала, что такой формат продажи имеет большой успех и уже активно используется французскими коллегами с 2015 года. […]

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The United States has joined the European Union in condemning plans by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to hold "elections," calling them “phony procedures” that undermine peace efforts in the region.
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AN acclaimed explorer from Ukraine travelled to Bradwell to see the famous Radio Caroline.
          Comment on The Unholy Neocon–Liberal Alliance by 004780276      Cache   Translate Page      
I remember a person on NPR, in the early eighties, stating that the Russians preferred dealing with Republicans, because, at least, they knew who they were dealing with. I recently saw a "Global Americans*" piece celebrating how the National Endowment for Democracy started putting into place, in 2014 under Obama, the elements to kickstart a "popular" uprising in Nicaragua. In 2009 we had Hill's embrace of the rightwing coup in Honduras. In 2009 Roland Dumas(ex French foreign minister), in London, is invited by the Brits with Americans present in the room, to participate in the preparations in the future Syrian uprising. We can add Ukraine, Libya and many African projects to that administration's adventurism. Was there actually a time when the terms Neocons and Democrats were actually unrelated? Sheldon Whitehouse, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown: all enablers of the military. A quick check of Global American reveals the participation of US banking interests, an aside you can add Heidi Cruz (Ted's wife).
          "The Great Divergence"      Cache   Translate Page      
"The Great Divergence"
by Brian Maher

"A hinge, somewhere within the financial machinery, has given way… The pretty mainstream tale of “synchronized global recovery” has been reduced to a sad jest. Even its loudest drummers can only cough behind their hands. American markets once again trade at or near record highs - it is true. But overseas markets are in a bad way…

The Chinese stock market is down 25% from its early-year high. It has therefore officially entered bear market country (a 20% decline). The Japanese stock market is down 12% over the same space - an official correction. And German stocks? Down 17% and risking a bear market all their own. Foreign orders for German capital goods have plunged 12% over the past seven months - an ill omen for Europe perhaps. Meantime, we are told that 809 of 1,150 emerging-market stocks are down 20% or more.

Observe below how the S&P 500 marched in step with global stocks until this spring. 
Then note the subsequent divergence:
Something’s not right… Bank of America claims this divergence "is reaching levels normally only exceeded in bear markets." To what strange arts do we attribute this parting of courses? What subtle alchemy is at work?

Perhaps we need look no further than 2051 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20418. That of course is the address of the Eccles Building... home to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.  The Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates since December 2015. Meantime, many global interest rates still wallow in negative figures.

Capital flows to where it is treated best. And at present, global capital is pouring into American markets… where it is treated grandly in comparison. As the folks at Phoenix Capital explain: "The Fed policies of raising rates is making the U.S. extremely attractive to capital. Today, the yield on short-term U.S. debt is over 2%. This is happening at a time when most of the world is still posting negative yields."

Put simply, the Fed is making U.S. debt extremely attractive to capital… at a time when other nations are punishing their debtholders. As a result of this, capital is moving into the U.S., propping up our markets while the rest of the world collapses. The trend may only accelerate - in the short run at least. The Federal Reserve’s so-called Open Market Committee meets less than two weeks from today. The market is currently placing the odds of a rate hike at 96.8% - in favor. Why it is not 96.7% or 96.9% is a mystery we are unable to penetrate.  But the business appears all but certain.

Meantime, the Federal Reserve has been hacking into its balance sheet since October last. Our agents inform us it gouged nearly $70 billion from the books in August alone - its largest reduction to date. The effect of this quantitative tightening is to siphon additional capital from overseas markets. Bank of America's Barnaby Martin, for example, asserts that quantitative tightening: "Is having the effect of pulling global capital out of those pockets of the economy that were the big beneficiaries of the post-[financial crisis] reach for yield."

American markets have been the beneficiaries of the directional flow… while overseas markets are on the skids.  But how long can this divergence endure?

In today’s vastly interlocked world, the butterfly flaps its wings somewhere and a storm rages half a world away.

Can U.S. markets retain their immunity to overseas effects? “The economy, globally, is slowing down from the fringes and going to the core,” as Hans Redeker, head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, recently warned. Continued Redeker: "When you see a risk in emerging markets rolling over, and you have this concentration of liquidity in the U.S., you know that the next market that is going to give in is the equity market of the United States of America."

Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, agreed with the somber assessment: "It’s hard to think that S&P 500 companies are going to be somehow immune to the slowdown we’re clearly seeing in China and the rest of Asia and also throughout Europe and Latin America."

Incidentally, nearly half the profits of S&P corporations originate abroad. We explained after last month’s Turkish contretemps that an emerging-markets crisis might not impact American shores for nearly four months - if history is a guide. That would place landfall in November or December. Regardless, things will turn the other way - eventually.  But as always, nothing happens… until it happens.

Below, Jim Rickards shows you how the dollar is becoming a victim of its own success. “Be careful what you wish for,” Jim warns. What does he mean? Read on."
"The Dollar Is Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success"
By Jim Rickards

"Turkey’s economic problems are well-known. President Erdoğan has appointed relatives and cronies to key economic policy positions. This has caused a loss of independence of the central bank and a loss of confidence in the stability of the currency, the Turkish lira.  The lira collapse has triggered hyperinflation and a stock market crash. Bond yields are soaring. This domestic crisis has the potential for global contagion because Turkey has almost $500 billion in dollar-denominated external debt, which it cannot pay if exports and tourism dry up. 

In addition, the U.S. and Turkey are in a trade war, partly due to Turkey’s detention of a U.S. minister who was traveling in Turkey. Other clashes are emerging with NATO while Turkey is warming up to Russia and Iran with regard to its interests in Syria.  In short, the Turkish economy is a mess and relations with the U.S. are near an all-time low. Still Turkey has one more rabbit to pull out of its hat. 

President Erdoğan has now declared his goal of abandoning the U.S. dollar in Turkey’s commerce with its trading partners.  Erdoğan sees a way to buy and sell with Russia and China in rubles or yuan. Turkey has also been stockpiling gold, which it can use to settle balance of payments deficits and to back up a new currency, if needed.  Pursuit of these non-dollar alternatives suggests it’s just a matter of time before Turkey closes its capital account and reneges on its dollar-denominated debt.  Standing alone, Turkey is not a huge part of the global trading and payments system. But, it could start a trend toward non-dollar transactions that other countries can follow.

The dollar is the most powerful weapon in the U.S. arsenal. The U.S. uses the dollar strategically to reward friends and punish enemies. The use of the dollar as a weapon is not limited to trade wars and currency wars, although the dollar is used tactically in those disputes. The dollar is much more powerful than that. The dollar can be used for regime change by creating hyperinflation, bank runs and domestic dissent in countries targeted by the U.S. The U.S. can depose the governments of its adversaries, or at least blunt their policies without firing a shot. The U.S. also uses the dollar to force its enemies into fronts, crude barter or the black market if they want to do business.

So you must think of the dollar in geopolitical terms, not just a unit of account. The dollar constitutes about 60% of global reserves, 80% of global payments and almost 100% of global oil transactions. Transacting on the world stage means transacting in dollars.

But importantly, the U.S. not only controls the dollar itself. It controls the dollar payments system itself. A dollar payment going from a bank in Shanghai to another bank in Sydney runs through one of these U.S.-controlled payments systems. In short, the dollar is the oxygen supply for world commerce and the U.S. can cut off your oxygen whenever it wants.

Meanwhile, U.S. economic sanctions are being applied like never before.  Current targets include North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Iran, Turkey, China, Russia, and Venezuela. Several other countries are under consideration for tariffs and sanctions or on a waiting list. These sanctions are highly effective. The Iranian economy almost imploded in 2013 under prior sanctions and is imploding against today under new sanctions imposed by President Trump. 

Yet, those policymakers in Washington imposing sanctions are ignoring the admonition, “Be careful what you wish for.” U.S. sanctions success is generating a backlash that could undermine the role of the dollar in the long-run.  For every action there is a reaction. America’s adversaries realize how vulnerable they are to dollar-based sanctions. In the short run, they have to grin and bear it. They’re fully invested in the dollar both in their reserves and in the desire of their largest companies like Gazprom (Russia) and Huawei (China) to become major global players.

But our adversaries and so-called allies are already envisioning a world where the dollar is not the major reserve and trade currency. In the longer run, Russia, China, Iran, Turkey and others are working flat-out to invent and implement nondollar transactional currencies and independent payments systems. This will not involve dead-end cryptocurrencies like bitcoin but entirely new utility tokens and cryptos. Imagine something like a putincoin and you’ll be on the right track.

China is pushing its trade counterparties to accept Chinese yuan as payment for goods and services. The yuan is a small part of global payments today (about 2%) but the yuan may get a boost as the U.S. sanctions on Iran kick in. China is Iran’s biggest customer for oil, and if U.S. sanctions prohibit dollar payments for Iranian oil, then Iran and China may have no choice but to transact in yuan.

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has already announced efforts to put its world money, the special drawing right, SDR, on a distributed ledger. This would make the SDR a global cryptocurrency for settling balance of payments transactions among China, Russia and other IMF members, also without reliance on the dollar payments system.

Alongside the new money in cryptocurrencies, there is the oldest form of money, which is gold. The use of gold is the ideal way to avoid U.S. financial warfare. Gold is physical so it cannot be hacked. It is completely fungible (an element, atomic number 79) so it cannot be traced. Gold can be transported in sealed containers on airplanes so movements cannot be identified through wire transfer message traffic or satellite surveillance. There is good evidence that Iran currently pays for North Korean weapons technology with gold, and good reason to expect that future Chinese payments for Iranian oil will be made at least partly in gold.

Imagine a three-way trade in which North Korea sells weapons to Iran, Iran sells oil to China and China sells food to North Korea. All of these transactions can be recorded on a blockchain and netted out on a quarterly basis with the net settlement payment made in gold shipped to the party with the net balance due. That’s a glimpse of what a future nondollar payments system looks like.

Russia is the most active opponent of U.S. sanctions. Right now, Russia is being sanctioned with tariffs, account freezes, penalties and capital market bans because of its actions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. This has had some negative impact on the Russian economy, but Russia is fighting back.  Russia has sold off most of its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities and vastly reduced its dollar-denominated reserve holdings. At the same time, Russia has tripled its gold reserves in the past ten years and now has more gold in its official reserves than China. 

In fact, Russia is the fifth largest gold holder of any nation after the U.S., Germany, France and Italy. Relative to the size of its economy, Russia has the most gold in the world. These gold holdings insulate Russia from dollar-based sanctions and protect Russia from dollar inflation.  Why would a country put 20% of its reserves into gold unless it expected gold to be a major part of the international monetary system in the future? It wouldn’t. Russia not only expects gold to be part of the system, it is in strong position to make that happen by working with China, Turkey and Iran in what I call the new “Axis of Gold.”

No one country can erase the dollar’s advantage by itself, but collectively these actors can build a non-dollar based payments system and non-dollar reserves that escape the reach of U.S. sanctions. This movement has started small but could gain momentum suddenly and unexpectedly.  The bottom line is that the weaponized dollar will soon be a victim of its own success. 

While the U.S. was bullying the world with dollars, the world was quietly preparing a new nondollar system. The U.S. wanted diplomatic and military clout and it got it with the dollar. But as the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.”

          Рекрутинг у соцмережах - інноваційний інструмент пошуку талантів - Майстер-клас      Cache   Translate Page      
Ви все ще не долучились до пошуку кандидатів у соцмережах, або ж хочете розширити спектр власних діджитал інструментів для підбору? Тоді запрошуємо вас відвідати наш майстер-клас та дізнатись більше про те, як досягнути успіху в рекрутингу через соц. мережі! Маріанна — засновник та керівник агентства AboutHR – executive & talent search з досвідом понад 10 років у підборі висококваліфікованого персоналу, серед іншого і ІТ спеціалістів. Серед клієнтів Маріанни такі бренди, як Chanel Ukraine, DLA Piper Ukraine, Dyckerhoff Ukraine, Infopulse, Softserve та багато інших. На майстер-класі Маріанна розповість вам про цікаві кейси з рекрутингу у соцмережах та поділиться своїм досвідом, а також дасть відповіді на запитання, що вас хвилюють. Приходьте, буде максимально цікаво та інтерактивно! Теми, які ми будемо обговорювати: 1) Наскільки ефективним є рекрутинг у соцмережах? 2) Які соцмережі користуються популярністю в кандидатів? 3) Інструменти пошуку у соцмережах. 4) Створення стратегії рекрутингу у соцмережах. Розклад заходу: 18:15-18:30 - реєстрація та вітальна кава. 18:30-20:30 - презентація спікера. 20:30-21:00 – питання/відповіді та жваві обговорення і обмін досвідом. Для реєстрації на подію заповніть, будь ласка, форму. Далі з вами зв'яжеться організатор для уточнення деталей оплати. За будь-якими питаннями щодо заходу звертайтесь до Ольга Верпаховская (0956070385), або пишіть на З нетерпінням чекаємо на зустріч!
          Russian troops in Syria and Ukraine keep giving away their geolocation on social media, so there's a Russian bill to prohibit that from happening [Fail]      Cache   Translate Page      
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Dinara Kasko est une chef passionnée par la pâtisserie, mais aussi une architecte et designer avertie. C’est en alliant ces deux métiers que la jeune femme de Kharkov en Ukraine s’est fait connaître sur la toile. Grâce à des logiciels de modélisation mathématique, elle crée des moules à gâteaux stupéfiants de complexité géométrique, avant de
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I think these are new views of the 2002 incident, published May 2018. {{embed|t=CiC2f_1536780563}} The Sknyliv air show disaster occurred on 27 July 2002, when a Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 piloted by Volodymyr Toponar and co-piloted by Yuriy Yegorov crashed during an aerobatics presentation at Sknyliv airfield near Lviv, Ukraine. The accident killed 77 people and injured 543, 100 of whom were hospitalised. As of 2002, it was the deadliest air show accident in history.
          Mỹ chỉ trích bầu cử do Nga hậu thuẫn ở thành trì nổi dậy Ukraine       Cache   Translate Page      

Theo AFP, Mỹ ngày 12/9 đã chỉ trích mạnh mẽ thông báo về kế hoạch tiến hành bầu cử tại các thành trì của phe nổi dậy ở Donetsk và Lugansk của Ukraine, gọi các cuộc bầu cử này mang tính hình thức và được Nga hậu thuẫn.

Theo các hãng truyền thông của Nga và Ukraine, cả 2 nước cộng hòa Donetsk và Lugansk tự xưng đã ấn định lịch bầu cử vào ngày 11/11 tới, sau vụ sát hại nhà lãnh đạo ly khai Alexander Zakharchenko hồi tháng trước.

Bộ Ngoại giao Mỹ nhấn mạnh: "Mỹ lên án việc công bố kế hoạch tiến hành 'các cuộc bầu cử' tại nơi được gọi là 'Cộng hòa Nhân dân Donetsk và Luhansk.'

Do Liên bang Nga tiếp tục kiểm soát các vùng lãnh thổ này nên các cuộc bầu cử thực sự là điều không thể tưởng tưởng được."

Tuyên bố của bộ trên nêu rõ: "Bằng cách thực hiện các thủ tục giả mạo, Nga một lần nữa càng chứng tỏ sự phớt lờ các tiêu chuẩn quốc tế và đang phá hoại những nỗ lực đạt được hòa bình ở miền Đông Ukraine."

Những lời chỉ trích trên của Mỹ được đưa ra sau một tuyên bố tương tự của Liên minh châu Âu (EU), trong đó cho rằng các cuộc bầu cử được đề xuất nói trên đi ngược lại thỏa thuận Minsk do Pháp và Đức làm trung gian hồi năm 2015./.

          US slams Russia-backed 'sham elections' in Ukraine rebel strongholds      Cache   Translate Page      
The US on Wednesday condemned reports of a plan to conduct elections in Ukraine's rebel strongholds of Donetsk and Lugansk, calling the polls a Russian-backed sham.
          Dating Service which Connects Western Men with Women from Russia and Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Press Releases: Russia-backed Sham Elections in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 12, 2018

The United States condemns the announcement of a plan to conduct “elections” in the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” Given the continued control of these territories by the Russian Federation, genuine elections are inconceivable, and grossly contravene Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements. By engineering phony procedures, Russia is once more demonstrating its disregard for international norms and is undermining efforts to achieve peace in eastern Ukraine. The so-called “people’s republics” that Russia created have no place within the Ukrainian constitutional order.

The United States remains fully committed to diplomatic efforts to resolve the Russia-instigated conflict in eastern Ukraine. U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity remains unwavering.

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I'd imagine you could fly from Boston to Israel almost entirely over water and not come into any other country's air space. And it's not like an air traffic controller or two couldn't be enlisted into the effort. Look at Ukraine, where the ATC's in Kiev sent MH-17 into the line of fire. But I recall finding Roth's account of taking the planes to an abandoned air base in the U.S. fairly persuasive.
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Le seul film de fiction de Wiseman pourrait bien être au bout du compte son plus "documentaire", ou en tout cas son plus documenté. Il y a dans cette heure grave et dense une émotion certes poignante, mais il y a aussi, on le sent, une véritable recherche quelque peu anxieuse dans cette tragique période de l'histoire contemporaine : la déportation et l'extermination des Juifs d'Ukraine. Adaptant un extrait du beau roman de Vassili Grossman, Vie et Destin, le bougre plonge avec douleur dans cette histoire, et en revient comme d'entre les morts avec ce film magnifique, hanté et dense. Soit donc une femme, Anna Semionovna, médecin, érudite, enfermée subitement dans un ghetto et se rendant assez vite compte qu'elle n'en ressortira que les pieds devant, et sûrement très bientôt. Elle écrit donc une lettre à son fils, immigré on ne sait trop où, lettre dont elle sait qu'elle sera la dernière avant sa mort. Elle découvre par la bande son identité juive, par le biais de sa solidarité avec ce peuple de condamnés, qu'elle va regarder avec une tendresse totale, dans leurs petitesses comme dans leurs grandeurs. Le texte de Grossman est ravageur, mettant en lumière l'Humanité dans toute sa vérité : il y a les actes héroïques ou discrètement humains, il y a les profiteurs, il y a les passifs, il y a les rebelles ; mais tous représentent un peuple qui va vers la mort. Anna a décidé d'y aller dignement, sans perdre son honneur d'être humain, et elle met dans cette missive les derniers feux de son érudition et de son regard sur le monde.


Dans le rôle, Catherine Samie, dont la précision de jeu, la densité d'interprétation, la sensibilité de chaque mot, ne sont plus à prouver. Elle endosse ce texte avec une maestria qu'on ne voit plus, un mélange de technique parfaite et de lâcher-prise (les larmes coulent souvent) : ses postures de corps, ses mains fébriles, les infinies variations de son visage en fonction de ses paroles, tout ça constitue plus une Figure qu'un personnage. Elle est en charge de représenter tout un peuple, pas seulement elle, et son interprétation est splendide. Mais elle ne serait rien sans la mise en scène : Anna semble comme sortie du néant, placée au milieu d'ombres dont on met un peu de temps à se rendre compte que ce ne sont pas tout à fait les siennes, qu'elles sont légèrement décalées dans leurs gestes, qu'elles ne sont pas "logiques". Des ombres qui symbolisent tous ces morts, et que Wiseman projette sur de grands pans de murs invisibles, en noir et blanc, occultant les sols et les plafonds, les portes et les ouvertures pour laisser passer la lumière, comme si Anna s'exprimait depuis la mort. Cette impression de no man's land est parfaite pour laisser éclater la parole, qui prend aussi toute sa dimension par le très beau travail sur les variations de plans, entre les plans américains pour laisser parler les bras et les mains de la comédienne, et les gros plans serrés quand le texte est le plus bouleversant. Derrière la comédienne, Wiseman allume et éteint ses lampes, projette ses ombres ou les fait disparaître, organise tout un jeu très précis de caches et fabrique un film beaucoup plus complexe que ne le fait croire son austérité. On ressort lessivé de la chose, profondément ému. Une parenthèse wisemanienne éblouissante.


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Российскую телеведущую Ксению Собчак пригласили в Киев на ежегодную встречу «Ялтинской Европейской Стратегии».

На сайте Ялтинской конференции Собчак обозначена как «участник панели». Также участниками мероприятия станут лидер группы «Океан Эльзы» Святослав Вакарчук, спецпредставитель Госдепа США на Украине Курт Волкер, экс-президент Польши Александр Квасьневский, бывший посол США в России Майкл Макфол и другие известные политики.

Пресс-секретарь Госпогранслужбы Олег Слободян заявил, что в случае приезда Собчак пограничники будут действовать в рамках закона.

«Если она появится в пункте пропуска, пограничники будут принимать решения в пределах предоставленных полномочий с учетом имеющейся информации о возможном нарушении ею законодательства Украины», – цитирует его «Украинская правда».

Напомним, в конце марта Собчак поймали на желании поехать в Крым «без разрешения» Украины. Затем она обратилась в посольство Украины за разрешением на поездку в Крым. Министр иностранных дел Павел Климкин назвал визит кандидата в президенты России в Крым «политической шизофренией», а позже Собчак попала в базу данных сайта «Миротворец».

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MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russian authorities know the identities of the two men accused by Britain of carrying out a nerve agent attack on a former spy, but he added that they are civilians and there is “nothing criminal” about them.

The statement by Putin marked an abrupt shift from Russia’s earlier position on the poisoning case that has damaged relations between Moscow and the West.

Initially, Russian officials said they had no idea who the men were and questioned the authenticity of some of security-camera photos and video released by Scotland Yard showing them in London and Salisbury, where the poisoning took place.

Britain last week charged two men in absentia, identifying them as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Authorities alleged they were agents of Russia’s military intelligence agency known as the GRU and accused them of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury on March 4.

Britain blamed the Russian government for the attack, an allegation that Moscow has vehemently denied.

Putin on Wednesday did not try to dispute the British evidence, but he insisted the men were innocent.

“We know who these people are, we have found them,” Putin said in response to question at panel for an economic conference in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East. “There is nothing special or criminal about it, I can assure you.”

Asked by the panel’s moderator if the men work for the military, Putin replied that they are “civilians” and called on the men to come forward and speak to the media.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov later told reporters that Putin never met the suspects in the poisoning and that Russia did not investigate them but merely “checked the reports.”

The Skripals’ poisoning by the deadly nerve agent Novichok triggered a tense diplomatic showdown. Britain and more than two dozen other countries expelled a total of 150 Russian diplomats, and Russia kicked out a similar number of those countries’ envoys.

The attack left the Skripals hospitalized for weeks, and two other area residents became seriously ill months later. One of them, a 44-year-old woman, later died.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was carried out by officers of the GRU and almost certainly approved “at a senior level of the Russian state.”

Her spokesman, James Slack, rejected the claim the men were civilians, saying they were GRU officers “who used a devastatingly toxic illegal chemical weapon on the streets of our country.”

“We have repeatedly asked Russia to account for what happened in Salisbury in March and they have replied with obfuscation and lies,” Slack said. “I have seen nothing to suggest that has changed.”

Putin’s abrupt shift from earlier official statements on the case fits a pattern by the Russian leader.

When troops in uniforms without insignia first appeared on the streets of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014 prior to its annexation, Putin insisted that they were not members of the Russian military, but merely local volunteers. Weeks later, Putin said there were Russian troops present there under a treaty with Ukraine that allowed Russia to leave a naval base in Crimea.

Similarly, Putin initially dismissed accusations of Russian state-sponsored hacking in the U.S. election system, but he later admitted the possibility that it was the work of some “patriotic-minded” Russians, although he denied that any of them had been directed by the Kremlin.

Ever since British authorities made their initial accusations of Russian government involvement in the poisoning, Russian officials and media sought to discredit them, either deriding their statements or offering alternative explanations.

After British authorities released photos and video of the men, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova alleged that two of the photos in a London airport had been doctored. She later walked back that statement, expressing frustration that British authorities had not shared the files with their Russian counterparts, leaving Moscow “guessing” about what really happened in Salisbury.

Moscow also questioned the origins of the nerve agent involved in the attack, saying it was not proven that the substance was developed by Russia and arguing that other countries, including Britain, had the capacity. Although Novichok is said to be extremely lethal, the Skripals survived, and Russian authorities even questioned why British officials put down the Skripals’ pets.

When charges were brought against Petrov and Boshirov last week, Russian media reports appeared to tacitly accept that they were Russians but rejected the possibility that they were sent by the GRU, saying the operation was too clumsy to have been done by well-trained agents. That argument centered on how they made themselves overly visible to surveillance by taking the train to Salisbury and walking through the city, rather than going by private car.

“There have never been and never will be such stupid people in Russian intelligence,” journalist Nikolai Dolgopolov, who has written widely about spies, said on Vesti Nedeli.

Skripal’s niece Viktoria, who lives in Russia and often voices pro-Kremlin arguments on Russian television talk shows, told the Interfax news agency Wednesday that she knows “through her own sources” that the men identified as Petrov and Boshirov are “ordinary men” who are “shocked” by the accusations.

She claimed that Petrov was not in Britain around the time of the poisoning but did not elaborate on how she knew that.

The case, with its chilling details, echoes the 2006 murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian agent who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210 at a London hotel. Britain spent years trying in vain to prosecute the prime suspects, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun.

A British inquiry concluded that Litvinenko had been killed at the behest of the Russian state, probably with the president’s knowledge.

The Russian government rejected the accusations and was quick to throw its support behind the men. Lugovoi ended up in the Kremlin-friendly Liberal Democrat Party and since 2011 has been a member of the lower house of parliament, enjoying immunity from any prosecution.

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Replies: 4 Last poster: KuuKe at 13-09-2018 06:01 Topic is Open En jawel hoor, bij de Crazy Cow Squad zijn ze de grens van 190 miljoen punten geslecht Ze leveren tegenwoordig niet meer zo heel erg veel punten in maar als je als derde team binnen DPC dit hebt weten te behalen dan weet je meteen dat dat in het verleden wel anders is geweest! [OGR-28] hitparade van 12 september 2018Daily Top 30posdailymembertotal1.(1)130.821Theadalus67.341.908(5)2.(2)82.813ra.v.ochten at gmail.com2.653.370(22)3.(4)55.000 ossy_66633.365.477(9)4.(1)52.704Crazy Cow Squad190.023.244(3)5.()35.420Distri Server12.520.680(17)6.()26.098Division Brabant422.810.558(1)7.(6)5.444RamonP31.726.164(10)8.()2.648reznor15.365.879(15) Meer...Overall Top 30postotalmemberdaily1.()422.810.558Division Brabant26.098(6)2.()220.878.417Andy4fun03.()190.023.244Crazy Cow Squad52.704(4)4.()103.868.519Team_Kwakende_kip05.()67.341.908Theadalus130.821(1)6.()37.914.903NightBird07.()35.091.971Team KillEmAll graast voor goud08.()34.625.943Uplinksweetlake09.()33.365.477 ossy_66655.000(3)10.()31.726.164RamonP5.444(7)11.()28.100.576St4ck3r012.()27.832.833Grutte Pier [Wa Oars]013.()18.161.751x-RaY99 the one-man 'team'014.()15.738.922Damic015.()15.365.879reznor2.648(8)16.()14.320.802Qazwaplol017.()12.520.680Distri Server35.420(5)18.()7.057.749The_Greater019.()5.844.881EliteHackers.info020.()5.442.031somerjer at blerry.nl021.()3.315.295RhinoTech022.()2.653.370ra.v.ochten at gmail.com82.813(2)23.()2.550.942IceStorm024.()1.756.562[eNeRGy]025.()1.558.622DigiK-oz026.()1.400.875Antoine027.()1.252.542Robinski028.()1.044.032Tinkerer029.()1.037.366Jan-Lieuwe Koopmans030.()635.678VictordeHollander0 Meer...Teams Daily Top 15posdailymembertotal1.()5.302.328yoyo@home BOINC wrapper6.644.738.705(1)2.()2.697.170SEGA Users Group2.094.068.520(4)3.()2.365.544Team Hampshire College353.655.646(19)4.()956.508AnandTech 106351.967.183.563(5)5.()616.859BOFH@Chalmers1.144.483.255(9)6.(1)483.550linux-de.org3.525.682.937(2)7.(1)433.437BugTraq.Ru Team. United power of xUSSR.2.110.755.795(3)8.(1)429.456Distributed Amiga849.951.275(13)9.(3)390.948Dutch Power Cows1.350.324.329(8)10.(7)313.812Linuxfr: French Linux Team1.409.883.576(7)11.(2)299.658Lost Clusters - Denmark260.350.675(21)12.(1)281.416Team Warped (OS/2)648.086.291(15)13.(2)270.657Beer Drinkers Anonymous193.663.274(27)14.(2)258.576Czech D.NET Team1.074.222.049(10)15.(5)242.265OcUK - Overclockers UK46.004.492(71) Meer...Teams Overall Top 15postotalteamdaily1.()6.644.738.705yoyo@home BOINC wrapper5.302.328(1)2.()3.525.682.937linux-de.org483.550(6)3.()2.110.755.795BugTraq.Ru Team. United power of xUSSR.433.437(7)4.() Users Group2.697.170(2)5.()1.967.183.563AnandTech 10635956.508(4)6.()1.875.942.284Free-DC107.658(23)7.()1.409.883.576Linuxfr: French Linux Team313.812(10)8.()1.350.324.329Dutch Power Cows390.948(9)9.()1.144.483.255BOFH@Chalmers616.859(5)10.() D.NET Team258.576(14)11.()1.030.892.279Ukraine56.297(40)12.()872.397.176San Antonio Linux User Group013.()849.951.275Distributed Amiga429.456(8)14.()668.846.043HardOCP9.331(101)15.()648.086.291Team Warped (OS/2)281.416(12) Meer...MijlpalenCrazy Cow Squad190.000.000LedenFlushers: 8/63 = 12.7%Geen nieuwe leden InhaalstatsBOFH@Chalmers haalt ons in over3 jaarTeam Hampshire College haalt ons in over5 jaarLinuxfr: French Linux Team wordt ingehaald over8 maandenFree-DC wordt ingehaald over3 jaarBugTraq.Ru Team. United power of xUSSR. wordt ingehaald over13 jaarMegaflush top 57 juli 2018Theadalus40.049.0071 december 2015Division Brabant30.471.11925 december 2017Crazy Cow Squad12.354.29416 augustus 2015Andy4fun6.814.46914 april 2014Qazwaplol6.251.321Meer informatieOGR-28 projectpagina op WDO*** suggesties voor een DPCH? ***bron
          Phones are boring, so now we're making up conspiracy theories about them      Cache   Translate Page      

The Pixel 3 XL may be the most reliably leaked smartphone of 2018. It's been seen on a train, it's been accidentally left in a car, appeared in about a half dozen hotels and airports, and it's even been reviewed by a Russian blog that managed to get one of a handful of stolen units that showed up in Ukraine. So much has leaked about the phone that essentially all of that wonderful pre-launch mystery has been sapped, and a sobering (if predictable) reality has set in: Google's next phone is not really all that different from any other phone released in 2018.

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Apach - Logo for Dancer

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The US on Wednesday condemned reports of a plan to conduct elections in Ukraine's rebel strongholds of Donetsk and Lugansk, calling the polls a...
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Баскетболист нашел себе новый клуб.

Запись Молодой украинец будет играть в чемпионате Франции по баскетболу впервые появилась

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The Malaga forward is eligible for games against Ukraine and England and Gemmill might
          Ukraine: Washington et l'UE condamnent des élections factices dans l'Est pro-russe      Cache   Translate Page      
Les États-Unis et l'Union européenne ont condamné mercredi les projets d'élections dans les territoires de l'Est de l'Ukraine contrôlés par des pro-Russes, à Donetsk et Lougansk, y voyant une initiative de Moscou. Les deux Républiques autoproclamées ont prévu des scrutins le 11 novembre, ont affirmé des médias russes et ukrainiens, à la suite de l'assassinat du dirigeant séparatiste Alexandre Zakhartchenko en août. "Les États-Unis condamnent l'annoncent d'un projet d'organiser des 'élections' dans les soi-disant 'Républiques populaires de Donestk et Lougansk", a indiqué le département d'État américain dans un communiqué.
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          «Мне стыдно за Россию! Я думала, украинцы врут…» — видео с откровением россиянки об Украине поразило Сеть      Cache   Translate Page      

​Пользователей соцсетей потрясло признание россиянки об Украине и Владимире Путине, которое она сделала сразу после жесткого...
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Tường thành, nhà thờ và tháp chuông Thành Cổ Warsaw nhìn từ bờ sông Vistula

Với chừng 60 nghìn* người định cư tại Ba Lan, cộng đồng người Việt tại đây không lớn nhưng được dân bản xứ chú ý và có nhiều thiện cảm, theo giới nghiên cứu Ba Lan.

Trong luận án tiến sĩ viết năm 2002, bà Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska ghi nhận:

"Dân nhập cư Việt Nam được người Ba Lan thừa nhận một cách bất ngờ, điều này khá ngạc nhiên, khi chúng ta xét đến sự ít quen thuộc với, và tính cách rất khác của dân tộc này [với người Ba Lan], cũng như khủng hoảng kinh tế, và thái độ thù ghét đối với người nhập cư nói chung."

Bà Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska kết luận rằng một trong những lý do cho sự đón nhận này là vì người Ba Lan đánh gía cao đóng góp của cộng đồng Việt cho kinh tế của nước họ vào thời điểm đang rất khó khăn ấy.

Giờ đây, 16 năm sau, người Ba Lan không chỉ thừa nhận đóng góp kinh tế của cộng đồng người Việt, mà còn chú ý đến sinh hoạt xã hội của họ, điển hình là nghiên cứu của Tiến sĩ xã hội học Grazyna Szymanska, thuộc Đại học Tổng hợp Warsaw.

Bên lề một Hội thảo mùa Hè này ở thủ đô Ba Lan, BBC Tiếng Việt có dịp chuyện trò với Tiến sĩ Grazyna Szymanska về công trình trình nghiên cứu của bà.
Thủ đô Warsaw: có những người Việt Nam từ nước khác sang Ba Lan để làm giấy tờ cư trú có giá trị trong khối Schengen

BBC:Bà có thể chia sẻ vài nét khái quát về công trình nghiên cứu về của sinh hoạt của cộng đồng người Việt tại Ba Lan mà bà đang thực hiện?

TS Szymanska: Hơn 10 năm qua, tôi đã và đang xây dựng công trình nghiên cứu về cộng đồng người Việt tại Ba Lan. Hiện nay tôi đang làm việc cho một dự án tập trung về vấn đề hoạt động xã hội của Cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại. Trong nhiều năm làm việc với người Việt, tôi để ý thấy cộng đồng người Việt tại Ba Lan có rất nhiều nhà đấu tranh hoạt động ở nhiều lĩnh vực.

Tôi thấy các thành viên của Cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại luôn sẵn sàng tham gia vào các cuộc thảo luận hay tranh cãi về chính trị. Về các hoạt động từ thiện hướng về Việt Nam, họ cũng rất chủ động.
TS Grazyna Szymanska: Người Việt và người Ba Lan có nhiều điểm tương đồng, chẳng hạn 'cùng hướng về gia đình'

BBC: Động lực nào khiến bà theo đuổi đề tài này?

TS Szymanska: Tôi sinh hoạt với và nghiên cứu cộng đồng người Việt ở đây lâu rồi. Ở những nghiên cứu trước, tôi nghiên cứu về nhiều khía cạnh khác. Trước đó phần lớn là về mô hình di cư của người Việt sang Ba Lan. Tôi để ý thấy lý do nhiều người Việt sang Ba Lan định cư bắt nguồn từ lịch sử mối quan hệ sâu sắc giữa Ba Lan và Việt Nam, đó là kết quả của việc cả hai đất nước cùng theo chung một chủ nghĩa xã hội trước khi cộng sản Liên Xô sụp đổ. Và đó là căn nguyên tại sao việc nghiên cứu cộng đồng Việt được hình thành.

Tôi cũng nhận thấy vì có một lịch sử chung nên người Ba Lan chúng tôi và người Việt Nam có nhiều đặc tính chung, và các hoạt động của người Việt ở Ba Lan cũng giống hoạt động người bản xứ ở một số khía cạnh vì cả hai cùng đi lên từ một môi trường xã hội chủ nghĩa.

Tôi thấy tương đồng giữa hoạt động xã hội của người Ba Lan và người Việt Nam ở cả lĩnh vực chính trị và phi chính trị cũng rất thú vị. Và mối liên hệ giữa Cộng đồng người Việt ở đây với cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại toàn cầu cũng là chủ đề đáng để tìm hiểu.

BBC:Bà đã bao giờ công bố kết quả nghiên cứu nào liên quan đến người Việt ở Ba Lan chưa?

TS Szymanska: Có. Tuy nhiên đề tài này, tuy không phải ở giai đoạn đầu, nhưng vẫn còn đang được thực hiện. Tôi đã từng công bố kết quả hai công trình nghiên cứu về các tổ chức của người Việt tại Ba Lan, về những nhận định của mình về gía trị và đóng góp của họ. Tôi nghĩ đó là những tài liệu ban đầu có ích.

BBC:Thườngthì giới nào đặc biệt quan tâm đến kết quả của nghiên cứu đề tài hoạt động xã hội của Cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại, thưa bà?

TS Szymanska: Tôi giữ liên lạc với những học giả và chuyên gia trên toàn thế giới. Trong đó, những học giả ở Mỹ cũng nghiên cứu về hoạt động của giới đấu tranh người Việt ở hải ngoại, và những sự khác biệt giữa cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại trên nhiều đất nước khác nhau. Những học giả người Đức, ở Đức cũng nghiên cứu về mối liên hệ giữa người Đức trước đây ở Đông Đức và người Việt. Bằng cách này hay cách khác, những nghiên cứu của chúng tôi có liên quan đến nhau.

Tôi cũng tin rằng kết quả nghiên cứu về các nhà hoạt động người Việt tại Ba Lan có thể sẽ thu hút sự chú ý của phần đông công chúng. Vì người Ba Lan chúng tôi hay nhiều người ở Đông Âu cảm thấy thú vị khi tìm được những điểm tương đồng cũng như khác biệt giữa những vùng và đất nước của chúng ta, trong bối cảnh cùng chung một di sản lịch sử.
Một trung tâm buôn bán tại Warsaw do một tổ hợp người Việt làm chủ
Người Việt buôn bán trong những trung tâm thương mại ở Warsaw
Một cửa hàng của người Việt trong khu buôn bán Warsaw
Thức ăn Việt cũng được nhiều người Ba Lan ưa thích

BBC:Bà có thể nêu ra những điểm tương đồng và khác biệt giữa cộng đồng người Việt và người Ba Lan trong sinh hoạtđấu tranh không?

TS Szymanska: Để nói về vấn đề này, chúng ta phải nói về sự trùng hợp ngẫu nhiên là hai đất nước có chung di sản lịch sử, cùng thuộc nhóm những nước Cộng sản. Nhưng tất nhiên là tình hình của hai nước khác nhau. Ở Ba Lan, chế độ xã hội chủ nghĩa và Cộng sản được đưa vào Ba Lan hoàn toàn từ bên ngoài. Còn ở Việt Nam, vấn đề phức tạp ở chỗ xã hội chủ nghĩa lại được thiết lập liên quan đến việc đấu tranh giành độc lập dân tộc.

Tuy nhiên, có một vài sự tương quan rất thú vị. Chẳng hạn như trong trường hợp Ba Lan, Liên Xô - hay hiện giờ là Nga - luôn luôn đóng vai trò người anh lớn, mà Ba Lan có một quan hệ phức tạp với. Còn đối với Việt Nam, tôi nhận định rằng Trung cộng luôn là một hàng xóm mạnh mẽ, quyền lực, và luôn đóng một vai trò gây tranh cãi trong mối quan hệ với Việt Nam.

Dõi theo những hoạt động của Cộng đồng người Việt ở Ba Lan và cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại tôi thấy nhiều điều đáng chú ý. Ảnh hưởng của chính quyền Trung cộng tới Việt Nam, uy quyền Trung cộng thể hiện với Việt Nam, và những động thái của chính phủ Việt Nam đáp trả Trung cộng luôn luôn là đề tài nóng hổi nhất, tôi có thể nói như vậy. Đối với Ba Lan vào những năm 1980 cũng vậy, Liên Xô tất nhiên là có ảnh hưởng đến hệ thống chính trị Ba Lan, vì thế đề tài này cũng là tâm điểm bàn tán.

Đó là những điểm tương đồng ở thời điểm hiện tại. Tuy nhiên chúng ta cũng cần phải lưu ý rằng chúng ta đang sống trong kỷ nguyên khác - kỷ nguyên số hoá. Vì vậy, các hình thức hoạt động cũng khá mới mẻ, chẳng hạn qua mạng xã hội. Facebook hiện đóng vai trò quan trọng trong số các hình thức hoạt động.

BBC:Bà đã thực hiện nghiên cứu này như thế nào? Bà có học tiếng Việt, hay kết bạn với người Việt không?

TS Szymanska: Có chứ. Chuyến đi với mục đích nghiên cứu đầu tiên của tôi xảy ra mười năm trước. Tôi sống ở Hà Nội trong vòng một năm, và đã học tiếng Việt. Lúc đó, tôi nghiên cứu về sự thay đổi xã hội ở Việt Nam. Sau đó, tôi trở lại Ba Lan và giữ liên lạc với hội người Việt tại đây.

Ở những bước nghiên cứu tiếp theo, tôi dựa vào công trình nghiên cứu nhân chủng học và phương pháp nghiên cứu định tính, như thực hiện các cuộc phỏng vấn, đối thoại, quan sát hay tham dự vào những sự kiện của cộng đồng. Những hoạt động trên mạng Internet cũng là những mảng tôi nghiên cứu.

BBC:Trong lúc thực hiện nghiên cứu, có khám phá gì khiến bà thấy bất ngờ và không tiên đoán trước hay không?

TS Szymanska: Có đấy! Việc thanh niên Việt Nam dùng công nghệ số hiện đại làm cho tôi vô cùng bất ngờ. Mười năm trước, tôi đặt chân đến Việt Nam. Cùng lúc đó ở Ba Lan, việc truy cập Internet không nhiều. Còn ở Việt Nam, mặc dù kinh tế chưa phát triển, mà Internet vẫn có mặt khắp nơi. Và đó là yếu tố dẫn đường cho việc sử dụng mạng lưới Internet của các nhà hoạt động xã hội.

Hiện nay, chúng tôi ghi nhận hơn 50 triệu người dùng Facebook ở Việt Nam - một con số ấn tượng. Khi quan sát các hoạt động của Cộng đồng người Việt ở Ba Lan và trên toàn thế giới, tôi thấy các hội nhóm kín hay trang cá nhân của những nhà hoạt động chính trị trên Facebook được xem là "trung tâm" của sinh hoạt. Điều này hoàn toàn khác với Ba Lan và Đông Âu khi các nhà hoạt động nơi đây không chọn Facebook làm nơi hoạt động. Điều đó thực sự thú vị.

BBC: Bà có nói tiếng Việt và ăn được thức ăn Việt Nam không?

TS Szymanska: Tôi chưa nói được tiếng Việt chuẩn. Và vì vậy, nói bằng tiếng Anh thì tốt hơn nhưng mà tôi nghĩ rằng, biết tiếng Việt rất quan trọng để được tìm hiểu về văn hoá Việt Nam. Tôi có ăn thức ăn Việt Nam chứ. Tôi ăn chay, không ăn thịt. Vì vậy đậu phụ là món ăn tôi thích nhất. Tôi thích món đậu hũ sốt cà chua của người Việt.

BBC:Bà nghĩ thế nào về cộng đồng người Việt so với các cộng đồng dân tộc khác tại Ba Lan, nhất là về phương diện hội nhập?

TS Szymanska: Ba Lan là một đất nước khá thuần chủng và không được đa dạng lắm về các giống dân. Cộng đồng người Việt có mấy chục ngàn người, cũng không phải là một cộng đồng lớn. Tuy nhiên, cũng là một trong số cộng đồng thiểu số đến từ bên ngoài châu Âu thuộc hàng đông đảo nhất ở Ba Lan. Một số cộng đồng lớn khác như Ukraine hay Belarus đều có xuất phát điểm là những nước từng theo hệ thống xã hội chủ nghĩa. Cộng đồng Việt Nam tuy nhỏ bé nhưng là một cộng đồng không mờ nhạt chút nào. Đặc biệt là họ sống tập trung ở Warsaw và những vùng phụ cận, nên hợp được thành một khối rất rõ nét.

Về hội nhập, với thế hệ đầu tiên, chúng ta thường thấy là họ giữ sinh hoạt riêng biệt, cách sống riêng biệt. Họ có những quầy hàng nhỏ, trong những khu chợ lớn, buôn bán những món hàng nhập từ những nước Á Châu, và kinh doanh ngành ẩm thực, nhà hàng...

Người Việt đã có mặt ở Ba Lan từ thập niên 1950 về sau này và nay đã đến thế hệ hai, ba. Thế hệ thứ ba bây giờ cũng đã trưởng thành, họ hội nhập tốt và thích nghi rất nhanh với xã hội Ba Lan. Họ cũng có trình độ giáo dục tốt hơn hẳn so với người dân trung bình trong xã hội Ba Lan và tìm được việc làm trong nhiều lĩnh vực. Có nhiều sinh viên Việt Nam đến Ba Lan vào những năm 60, 70 cưới vợ hay chồng Ba Lan, vì họ có dự định ở lại đây. Giờ thì tôi thấy có những đám cưới giữa những người trẻ liên dân tộc. Điều đó cũng khá bình thường đối với sinh viên của tôi. Một vài trong số họ là con cái của những gia đình đa chủng tộc, trong đó bố hoặc mẹ là người Việt.
Người Việt tham dự Hội thảo đi tìm hương vị quê nhà ở Warsaw
Tô bún ốc Việt ở Thủ Đô Ba Lan
Bún chả Đồng Xuân ở Ba Lan cũng có

BBC:Theo bà, liệu sự khác biệt văn hoá có tạo ra sự khó khăn trong việc hoà nhập xã hội của cộng đồng Việt hay không?

TS Szymanska: Đây là một câu hỏi hay. Một mặt, người Ba Lan coi cộng đồng người Việt là 'di dân gương mẫu', nói theo cách nói của người Mỹ. Người Việt được đánh giá là rất chăm chỉ, quan tâm đến giáo dục và có tham vọng. Nói chung người Ba Lan không thấy phiền phức gì với sự có mặt của cộng đồng người Việt ở đây.

Mặt khác, người Việt bị "gắn mác" không hoà nhập tốt lắm, có nghĩa là hơi tách biệt khỏi xã hội dòng chính. Tuy nhiên, trước những vấn đề di dân tại châu Âu gần đây, đối với xã hội Ba Lan thì người Việt được xem là một ví dụ tốt của người nhập cư chăm chỉ và đôn đốc chuyện giáo dục con cái. Vì vậy cái nhìn của người Ba Lan về cộng đồng người VIệt ở đây nói chung rất tốt.

Sự khác biệt văn hoá, đặc biệt là vấn đề giao tiếp, dẫn đến việc người Ba Lan nghĩ người Việt không được cởi mở cho lắm. Nhưng nhìn rộng ra thì tôi nghĩ chúng ta có nhiều điểm tương đồng. Chẳng hạn như sự ưu tiên dành cho giá trị gia đình. Việc hướng về gia đình cũng là đặc trưng của xã hội Ba Lan. Điều này lại rất khác biệt với các nước Tây Âu. Chúng tôi và người Việt đều rất coi trọng giá trị gia đình trong việc kết nối các thế hệ.

BBC:Theo bà thì cộng đồng người Việt có thể làm gì để mối quan hệ cũng như cái nhìn của người bản xứ về cộng đồng tốt hơn nữa?

TS Szymanska: Tôi nghĩ rằng hiện nay cộng đồng người Việt có rất nhiều chuyển biến tích cực. Có rất nhiều sự kiện - đặc biệt là liên quan đến văn hoá - được tổ chức. Mới tuần trước có chuỗi sự kiện được Quỹ hỗ trợ người Việt hội nhập tại Ba Lan liên kết với thành phố Warsaw tổ chức. Đây là tín hiệu đáng mừng.

Tôi nghĩ người Việt nên đặc biệt chú ý đến yếu tố địa phương. Ví dụ như tích cực tham gia các sự kiện của địa phương. Việc tham gia hòa mình như vậy sẽ giúp cải thiện nhận thức của người Ba Lan về người Việt. Họ sẽ không nghĩ rằng người Việt khép kín, tự tách mình ra khỏi xã hội Ba Lan nữa.

BBC: Bà nhận xét thế nào về ngày đầu của Hội thảoMùa hè (do nhóm Viet-Studies tổ chức) diễn ra ở đây năm nay?

TS Szymanska: Tôi rất vui khi năm nay được tham dự Hội thảo Mùa Hè được tổ chức tại thành phố Warsaw? Warsaw là nơi đặc biệt với những thành viên của cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại. Và họ hy vọng tất cả các khách mời tham dự sự kiện sẽ không chỉ tận hưởng không gian hội thảo, mà còn yêu thích thành phố Warsaw này, một thành phố rất đa dạng và có nhiều thứ để khám phá.

Tôi ấn tượng nhất là việc Cộng đồng người Việt hải ngoại ở đây đã tích cực hướng về và hành động nhiều hơn cho những diễn biến đang xảy ra ở Việt Nam. Điều này phản chiếu chính hình ảnh của Ba Lan. Trong những năm 70, 80 thì cộng đồng người Ba Lan hải ngoại cũng đóng góp đáng kể cho sự phát triển về những ý tưởng đổi mới tại Ba Lan. Vì thế tôi thấy có nhiều nét giống nhau. Chẳng hạn như quan tâm đến Trung cộng là điều chung luôn được mang ra mổ xẻ.* Không có con số chính xác về số người Việt hiện đang định cư tại Ba Lan. Nhưng có ước lượng là có khoảng 35 ngàn người Việt hiện đang sinh sống ở đây.

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Bên trong một Trung tâm thương mại của người Việt Nam tại Thủ đô Warsaw của Ba Lan

Đang có một số chuyển động có thể coi là biến chuyển hay áp lực mới với công việc làm ăn của cộng đồng doanh nhân Việt Nam tại Ba Lan, theo một nhà hoạt động cộng đồng người Việt từ Warsaw.

Áp lực này được thấy qua việc dường như nhiều người Việt làm ăn đang phải 'rút dần đi' trước làn sóng của thương gia và nhà đầu tư của Trung cộng đến Ba Lan, nơi nhiều chục năm qua là địa bàn làm ăn quen thuộc của người Việt Nam, nhà hoạt động ông Ngô Hoàng Minh. 
Người Việt Nam ở Ba Lan không có sức mạnh về tiền bạc, cũng không thể trông mong sự giúp đỡ từ phía quê nhà Việt Nam, một thương gia và nhà đầu tư đang làm ăn tại Warsaw chia sẻ.

Tuy nhiên theo ý kiến này, cộng đồng người Việt lại 'có thế mạnh về con người' nếu biết xây dựng hình ảnh chung của người Việt Nam trên đất nước Ba Lan và nhờ đó Ba Lan sẽ vẫn có thể là 'điểm đến' cho cộng đồng Việt.

"Tôi không kinh doanh, nhưng tôi quan sát thấy rằng cộng đồng người Việt và cộng đồng Trung cộng rõ ràng có sự cạnh tranh nhau trong làm ăn. Người Trung cộng họ sang sau, nhưng họ phát triển mạnh mẽ hơn. Người Việt đã sang trước và đây là cộng đồng rất đông nhưng càng ngày càng rút dần đi," nhà hoạt động cộng đồng, ông Ngô Hoàng Minh nói.

"Trước đây thấy nói có từ 50 nghìn tới 70 nghìn người Việt ở Ba Lan, nhưng bây giờ con số này rút xuống chỉ còn khoảng 30 nghìn đến 35 nghìn, tôi nghĩ rằng có thể do sự thay đổi về kinh tế, một số người Việt ở đây không làm ăn được nữa thì chuyển sang nước khác, hoặc là chuyển về Việt Nam đầu tư, nhưng người Trung cộng vẫn kéo nhau sang đây.
Cộng đồng doanh nhân Việt Nam ở một số nới đang chịu sự cạnh tranh trực tiếp của cộng đồng Trung cộng, theo ông Ngô Hoàng Minh

"Và người ta đã có ý định là sang đây cắm rễ từ rất lâu rồi, từ những năm 1998, 1999, Ba Lan có sự thay đổi về Luật với người nước ngoài, thì tôi đã thấy một số người Trung cộng đã xin quốc tịch của Ba Lan. Dù họ không biết tiếng, nhưng họ đã xin quốc tịch Ba Lan và họ bắt buộc phải bỏ quốc tịch Trung cộng và họ nhận quốc tịch Ba Lan ở đây.

"Xong họ kéo họ hàng của họ sang đây cùng sinh sống và họ phát triển nhà hàng, hoặc kinh doanh, buôn bán ở đây, họ càng mở rộng nhiều hơn, các trung tâm thương mại họ xây ở đây có sáu khu từ một đến sáu. Tức là sáu khu trung tâm thương mại phát triển rất lớn.

"Hồi trước họ cho rất nhiều người Việt thuê các quầy hàng của họ và bây giờ họ không cho người Việt thuê ở trong khu trung tâm thương mại bốn, họ đòi quầy đó lại và họ bây giờ hình như là họ sẽ chờ những doanh nghiệp của họ sang để thuê lại những quầy này."

Tình trạng ở khắp nơi


Theo ông Ngô Hoàng Minh, người hiện làm phiên dịch tuyên thệ cho Bộ Tư pháp Ba Lan tình trạng này cũng diễn ra ở các thành phố khác ở Ba Lan, nơi có người Việt sinh sống, ông nói:

"Ngay cả những thành phố khác cũng thế, trước đây có rất nhiều người Việt buôn bán ở đấy và bây giờ người Việt đi đâu hết rồi, và chỉ thấy người Trung cộng mở ra những trung tâm siêu thị mới và họ mang rất nhiều hàng sang bán với những trung tâm siêu thị rất lớn và họ tồn tại được mà không hiểu sao người Việt lại phải rút dần đi?

"Tôi nghĩ sự cạnh tranh này là cũng do cơ chế thị trường, bên nào mạnh và có giá hàng rẻ thì người ta buôn bán được thôi và cái thứ hai có thể là do các doanh nghiệp Trung cộng ở đây có sự hỗ trợ của trong nước, có thể của nhà nước họ hoặc các doanh nghiệp, nhà máy của họ ở trong nước có thể cho họ vay vốn hoặc tính toán hàng trả chậm gì đó, thì họ tồn tại được lâu dài hơn.


"Và các doanh nghiệp Việt Nam thứ nhất vốn vẫn còn ít và không được hỗ trợ nhiều thì làm ăn càng ngày càng khó đi, thì khó phát triển.

"Tuy nhiên một số doanh nghiệp Việt Nam phát triển bên này cũng tốt và họ cũng đầu tư và cũng đã xây dựng được một số trung tâm thương mại của người Việt, người ta hay gọi là 'khu Cộng' hoặc 'khu Việt'. Thì họ cũng không kém gì người Trung cộng đâu, nhưng đúng là sự phát triển về thị trường thì người Trung cộng mạnh hơn mình."

Tại một trong các khu Trung tâm Thương mại này, một trong các doanh nhân và nhà đầu tư người Việt Nam chia sẻ góc nhìn của mình về người Việt và môi trường làm ăn tại Ba Lan.
Quảng cáo bên ngoài một khu Trung tâm Thương mại do cộng đồng Trung cộng đầu tư tại Warsaw

"Có thể nói người Ba Lan cho đến nay coi người Việt Nam là cộng đồng người nước ngoài lớn thứ hai sau cộng đồng người Ukraine ở Ba Lan và cộng đồng này vốn được người Ba Lan yêu quý ngay từ những người đầu tiên là người Việt Nam sang Ba Lan...

"Chúng ta không có thế mạnh về tiền bạc, mình cũng không thể nhận, trông mong sự giúp đỡ từ phía đất nước vì bản thân đất nước cũng đang hút sự giúp đỡ của tất cả mọi hướng về phía đất nước.

"Thế nhưng chúng ta chắc chắn có thế mạnh về phía con người, nên nếu chúng ta xây dựng được tốt hình ảnh của người Việt Nam nói chung trong đất nước Ba Lan, thì chúng ta sẽ tận dụng được thế mạnh về con người và thế mạnh con người này, theo tôi là mạnh hơn nhiều những nước xung quanh, bởi vì dân số Việt Nam trong vài chục năm trở lại đây tăng rất nhanh.


"Điều đấy chứng tỏ một điều là hiện tại lứa tuổi trong độ tuổi lao động mà đang sung sức ở trong nước là rất nhiều, trong khi đó ở Ba Lan đang trong xu hướng giảm dân số. Và ngay người Ba Lan cũng có nhu cầu rất lớn là họ phải có một nguồn lao động thay thế nguồn lao động của Ba Lan đang bị 'chảy máu', ngoài ra người Ukaine trước đây bù vào sự 'chảy máu' đó của người Ba Lan, thì lại đang bị hút sang Tây Âu, vì lương bổng ở bên Tây Âu có vẻ cao hơn."

Rào cản và cơ hội

Theo doanh nhân và nhà đầu tư này, cộng đồng người Việt Nam có lợi thế, nhưng cần vượt qua một rào cản và nó cụ thể là gì, ông Trần Trọng Hùng giải thích:

"Bây giờ rào cản lớn nhất của chúng ta chính là niềm tin của người Ba Lan đối với người Việt nói chung," ông Trần Trọng Hùng, thành viên Ban quản trị và nhà đầu tư Tập đoàn AACC Đầu tư Trung tâm Thương mại ở Thủ đo Warsaw nói.


"Niềm tin này xuất phát từ việc chúng ta (người Việt Nam) sang đây và chúng ta có lao động ở đây hay không? Nếu chúng ta cứ nghĩ rằng chúng ta sang đây kinh doanh để kiếm tiền thì cơ hội của chúng ta sẽ giảm đi một chút, bởi vì chúng ta sẽ thấy việc kinh doanh không hoàn toàn dễ dàng một chút nào cả.

"Tuy nhiên chúng ta đơn giản là dùng sức lao động và trí tuệ của mình để kiếm tiền, thì cơ hội của chúng ta rất cao, bởi vì hiện tại bây giờ chúng ta đang sử dụng trí tuệ đó cho các doanh nghiệp ở Việt Nam với giá rất là rẻ.
Ông Trần Trọng Hùng, doanh nhân và nhà đầu tư người Việt tại Warsaw, cho rằng người Việt và cộng đồng Việt Nam tại Ba Lan có nhiều thế mạnh, nhưng cũng có rào cản cần vượt qua.

"Trong khi cùng trí tuệ đó, cùng con người đó mà được trả lương ở một đất nước châu Âu, thì dù là ở Ba Lan không cao bằng các nước khác, sẽ là một chỗ rất lý tưởng. Ba Lan bây giờ vốn được mệnh danh là một đất nước, một công trường của châu Âu, nhưng lại đang thiếu lao động.

"Điều ấy tôi nghĩ làm một lời khuyên cho cả cộng đồng, làm sao mình (người Việt Nam) phải xây dựng được hình ảnh, bởi vì mình làm sao phải củng cố được niềm tin của người Ba Lan đối với chính quyền mình (Việt Nam) và đối với cộng đồng mình.

"Niềm tin sẽ giúp cởi rào cản về giấy tờ để cho việc tuyển lao động ở Ba Lan có thể tăng lên được. Chính điều này, thực ra người Ba Lan đang nghĩ. Đâu đấy đã có những tín hiệu đầu tiên là chính quyền Ba Lan đã có những đề xuất để mở cửa đối với người Việt Nam và tôi hy vọng đề xuất ấy sẽ được nghiên cứu một cách rất cụ thể trong tương lai để mà những hướng mà chúng ta nhìn thấy ấy có cơ hội trở thành hiện thực."

Tăng cường hiểu biết


Cộng đồng Việt Nam tại Warsaw đang có những nhu cầu được hỗ trợ và đó là một mảnh đất, không gian cho các dự án hỗ trợ cộng đồng, một nhà hoạt động trong lĩnh vực này, nhà báo Lê Xuân Lâm, Chủ biên báo mạng Quê Việt

"Chúng tôi đã lập một Quỹ Hộ trợ người Việt Nam hội nhập tại Ba Lan.

"Tôi cùng với các thành viên ở trong Quỹ cố gắng tìm những dự án mà về phía Ba Lan họ đưa ra để chúng tôi làm những dự án ấy, thực hiện với mục đích là hỗ trợ cho cộng đồng.
Ông Lê Xuân Lâm chủ trì và tham gia vận hành các dự án trường học, báo chí tiếng Việt và hỗ trợ cộng đồng Việt Nam tại Warsaw 

"Một mặt là quảng bá hình ảnh của người Việt Nam tới người dân Ba Lan, tới chính quyền Ba Lan.

"Mặt nữa cũng để cho những người dân Việt Nam ở đây hiểu được văn hóa của Ba Lan.

"Từ trước đến này cũng rất nhiều người chưa hiểu được cộng đồng Việt Nam ở đây, cho nên họ cho rằng đấy là một cộng đồng khép kín.
Tờ rơi giới thiệu một Lễ hội Văn hóa Việt Nam do cộng đồng Việt Nam tại Ba Lan tổ chức vào đầu tháng 9/2018

"Nhưng chúng tôi hy vọng rằng với sự đóng góp, với sự tích cực của các thành viên trong Quỹ, thì dần dần cộng đồng Việt Nam ở đây sẽ được nhìn qua con mắt của người Ba Lan.

"Với hình ảnh đẹp và về văn hóa Việt Nam có những nét mà thực ra là có rồi, nhưng mà muốn làm càng ngày càng tăng giá trị văn hóa của dân tộc mình đối với bạn bè ở Ba Lan.

"Và thậm chí có thể mở rộng ra các nước ở châu Âu, thế giới," nhà báo Lê Xuân Lâm, người chủ trì và tham gia điều vận nhiều các dự án về hỗ trợ cộng đồng, mở trường học và làm báo chí truyền thông ở cộng đồng 

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The Patriarchate of Constantinople Started a War That Cannot Be Stopped
September 11, 2018

The Constantinople Patriarchate appointed two exarchs “for the preparation of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church responded to this decision with a statement that is unprecedented in its sharpness.
It included words about the deadlock in relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Constantinople Church, and also about the threat to the unity of global Orthodoxy. The arguments given by the Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew in defence of his position were called false.
If not to delve into the essence of the problem, then it is possible to say that such things have happened before. The Russian Orthodox Church in 2000 already expressed deep concern about the actions of the same Bartholomew in Estonia, where he, encroaching on the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, also promoted a split in the church.
Now, however, it is not about concern, but about a resolute protest and deep indignation. Taking into account that the church always chooses its words much more accurately than diplomats do and always tries to start with small things in order to not immediately bring things to a deep confrontation, we can ascertain that Bartholomew committed a deed that, if we draw an analogy between the church and state relations, could be called direct and barefaced aggression.
In other words, in 2000, the Constantinople Patriarchate was engaged in petty theft in Estonia. But today it is not about theft, not about a robbery, and even not about banditry, but about the beginning of open war. And not against the Russian Orthodox Church, but against all of world Orthodoxy.
If Patriarch Bartholomew simply wrote out Tomos to some abstract Ukrainian Orthodox Christian, then it would be troublesome for his relations with the Russian Orthodox Church, but not a catastrophe for world Orthodoxy. Because, of course, the fight for canonical territory between the actual leading orthodox force (Russian Orthodox Church) and the nominally “first in honor” Constantinople Patriarchate would touch all world Orthodoxy, but it wouldn’t be critical for it. It would just be a conflict between two orthodox chairs, similar to those that often happened in the past. It terms of its scale it would be larger than the Estonian one, because the church and political value of Ukraine is much more, but in general it would keep within this same framework.
The problem is that Bartholomew took not a church decision, but a political one. He laid down claims to “orthodox papacy”. The Patriarch of Fener individually determined himself as being not just “first in honor”, but also the chief of all Orthodox Christians, having the right, in his arbitrariness, to interfere in the affairs of any church, and in reality – of any diocese.
He didn’t just intrude into the canonical territory of others (which in itself is bad). He accused the Russian Orthodox Church of provoking a Ukrainian split, having actually put at the same level the pseudo-Patriarch DenisenkoMetropolitan Onufry, and Patriarch Kirill. He stated that he doubts the fairness of the anathema of Denisenko and that he is going to consider this question personally. I.e., for him the Russian Orthodox Church, the autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and the self-proclaimed Patriarch Filaret (Denisenko) are equal parties to the conflict that he is going to judge. In order for this to be understandable for people who are distant from church problems, this is worse than when it is declared in the West that Stalin and Hitler are equal parties to the conflict. It is even worse than if, having reached the limit of “tolerance”, in the West it is declared that Roosevelt, Churchill, and de Gaulle also bear responsibility equal with Hitler for the Holocaust, the genocide of Slavs in occupied territories, the initiation of war, the tens of millions of victims, and even repression in Germany. It is worse because in the case with Hitler’s evaluation there would be talk of a terrestrial political example, of a temporary phenomenon. But in the available case we are dealing with eternity, with the problem of the immortality of the soul. And it’s not even about one soul, but millions of orthodox souls being plunged into split.
If to go straight to the point, Bartholomew suddenly decided to allocate to himself the same (and even vaster) powers than the ones the Pope has in the Catholic world. At the same time it is necessary to understand that the Pope isn’t just the Supreme bishop of the Catholic church, but also a secular sovereign governing the state of Vatican. The Pope is only half (as the head of the church) monk and half (as the head of state) politician. Contrary to the precept of rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s, the Pope tries to combine in himself the divine and the political.
With Bartholomew it is worse. Firstly, he has no territorial state (unlike the Pope, who has the Vatican). He lays claim to political influence within the borders of other states. At the same time, his influence is initially destructive, since he can obtain it only by influencing existing churches. And the mechanism of influence available to him, making him allegedly an “arbitration judge”, is giving support for splits. In the same way that he is unable to pave his way to the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church if he doesn’t support the pseudo-orthodox sectarians of Denisenko, he won’t be able to influence neither Serbian, nor Bulgarian, nor any other orthodox church without the support of such schismatics. Splits are his pillar of support. Only the equation of a bandit with their victim in terms of responsibility (or even the bandit’s justification) allows this Turkish subject working (according to local, Turkish legislation) with a status of nothing more than a tourist attraction to claim to be the supreme all-Orthodox judge and the individual determinant of the canonicity of any heresies. The head of a structure that signed uniatism three times – at a minimum – on the terms of the Holy See, whose “Orthodoxy” was recognised by other churches rather out of charity and the unwillingness to create additional split, suddenly decided to become “holier than the Pope”.
He can’t but understand that he initiates a split in Orthodoxy. At the same time, he understands that he violates not just canons and traditions, but also the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils, which established not only the rules of relations between episcopal chairs, but also the symbol of faith. If today it is possible to ignore one of the decisions of these Councils, then tomorrow it will also be possible to rewrite the symbol of faith. Especially since the Constantinople Patriarchate already three times signed uniatism with the Roman throne, each time recognising its subordinated position towards Rome.
Bartholomew is not a child small. He knows very well that he acts against the canons of world Orthodoxy and that he touches the interests of all orthodox churches, each of which has its own schismatics who, on the basis of the latest statements of the Constantinople Patriarchate, Bartholomew (as he considers) can recognise as being rather canonical.
Bartholomew knows what he risks. He also understands that the US weakened and can’t provide him with comprehensive support, and that Turkey – which he is a citizen of – won’t be delighted by his actions directed not just against the Russian Orthodox Church, but also against political Moscow, being the ally of Istanbul. It’s also not a secret for him that practically all orthodox churches refuse to support him and to recognise the competency of his actions in Ukraine. Everyone understands that it can become the next victim of the Constantinople “peacemaker”.
Constantinople also ought to understand that the influence of the weak and unpopular (the “pro-European”, or to be more exact – pro-American governments of Eastern European countries) on the church situation is minimal. The church in these countries enjoys bigger authority than the government does. Politicians there have no chance of forcing local churches to support Constantinople. Of course, supporters of Bartholomew can be found among local hierarchs, but this will only create additional lines of split, dividing world Orthodoxy in a worse way than the Great Schism of 1054 divided Christianity.
For Ukraine, Bartholomew’s actions unambiguously mean religious war, in which not streams, but rivers of blood will be shed, and already not only the Ukrainian state (which already burst) will be destroyed, but also the people living on territory that is formally subordinated to the current Kiev authorities. And Fener already knows this. They understand very well that they are provoking a horrible civil religious conflict, thus standing on the side of schismatics and sectarians against true Orthodox Christians. The Istanbul bishop isn’t mistaken. He is aware that he acts against his own faith and hundreds of millions of orthodox believers over the entire world. He sacrifices his immortal soul for the sake of momentary political benefits. Such a decision can be made only by someone whose belief is dead and who stopped being a monk, a priest, a bishop, but who became a politician, who stopped being a servant of God, and who started to serve the knight of this world [the devil – ed]. The Constantinople Patriarch lays claim to the laurels of pseudo-teachers and pseudo-prophets that John of Patmos describes as the forerunners of the Antichrist.
Bartholomew’s actions already don’t correspond even to the interests of the US (which always acted as a supporter of the Ukrainian split). This is much more than the US would’ve liked. The situation stops being controlled from Washington. The Constantinople Patriarch starts laying claim to the status of an independent political figure who is no less influential than the leaders of the largest faiths and heads of leading states. But he tries to obtain this status without having the corresponding opportunities in orthodox sobornost, as a teacher of split. Bartholomew builds his political career precisely by plunging millions and even tens of millions of Orthodox Christians into split, sacrificing not only his, but also their souls, standing on the side of world evil.
His actions are much more large-scale than the split initiated by Denisenko, and is thus more dangerous. In comparison with Bartholomew, who strives for the status of a pseudo-patriarch, the pseudo-patriarch Filaret is a mere child.
Bartholomew’s split is caused by Constantinople’s understanding of the simple fact that the US, which before this served as the base of the ambitions of the Istanbul Patriarchate and gave via its support considerably bigger influence to him than what his weight allows, becomes weaker and is no longer a factor of force.
Only split, only destruction, only pitting orthodox believers against each other – both in a global context and within the framework of every church – can create for Constantinople a new pillar of support. Bartholomew is not the first to try to become equal to God by acting against God. And he is not the last to try to exchange influence bought in this world on the back of bloodshed for immortality of the soul. At his age and with his rank, spontaneous decisions are simply not made. He weighed up everything: both the possibilities of countering other orthodox faiths and the probable reaction of an anti-American orientated Erdogan – who is the situational ally of Russia in the Middle East, and the inevitability of the bloodshed initiated by him in Ukraine. He weighed things up and made his choice, and he will see it to the end.
That’s why the Moscow Patriarchate, although it doesn’t opt for an immediate severance of relations, starts responding with statements that are more rigid than what happened in previous such cases. The Russian Orthodox Church reasonably doesn’t want to assume responsibility for inciting a conflict, but shows absolute understanding of the fact that Constantinople won’t cool its passions any more and will go to the very end. Hence the phrase about responsibility falling on the Fener Patriarchate and its leader Bartholomew.
It is a affirmation of fact that the Second Rome, following the First Rome, definitively (not only in a political, but also in a spiritual sense) turned into a stronghold of world evil. Sooner or later this will be said openly. The church isn’t in a hurry since it is obliged to admonish and heal, and only in second place, if the schismatics and heretics remain incorrigible and stagnate in sin, does it punish and denounce. But we, already now, are obliged to live with the realisation of the fact that the unity of world Orthodoxy once again was subjected to a test and that another split became as inevitable as there being hundreds of thousands, or maybe even millions, of its future victims.

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Washington - Les États-Unis et l'Union européenne ont condamné mercredi les projets d'élections dans les territoires de l'Est de l'Ukraine contrôlés par des pro-Russes, à Donetsk et Lougansk, y voyant une initiative de Moscou.
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"I know 2 stories of Russian agents placed / integrated in Germany during the second war. the two were terrorists and killed the Germans VIP. One of them was killed in the Ukraine but the other survived and fled to the US where he lived well hidden I saw an interview with him (for instance) he said the following: that he always, from the beginning, loved the Germans but he had no choice: he needed to kill the right people because if he did not do that his wife (who lived in Moscow) would be raped, tortured and killed and he had a small son too; the fate of the little boy would be terrible knowing the (fsb=kgb) ways, more likely that the boy would be raped, tortured and killed"
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John McCain is thankfully gone.  The world is a lot better off and, certainly, even the US Senate feels a little cleaner these days.  The pushback against the revisionary hagiography around McCain needs to be confronted.  "Burial of a Bitch (Ava and C.I.)" remains the standard everyone else should strive for.  Ava and C.I. addressed McCain's war mongering in the Senate, they addressed his racism regarding the Vietnamese, regarding Arabs and regarding MLK, the addressed the roots of his family (slave owners) and their pretense that they never owned slaves.

Danny Haiphong does a good job of tackling these issues in a new piece at BLACK AGENDA REPORT:

Warmonger and capitalist pig John McCain died over two weeks ago. McCain supported Nazis in Ukraine and head-chopping terrorists in Syria. He enthusiastically encouraged the US invasion of Iraq and called for the bombing of Iran on numerous occasions. McCain was a rich descendant of slave owners who worked tirelessly in the interests of modern day slave masters otherwise known as the capitalist class.The one regret that any peace or justice seeking person on this earth should have is that he died without paying any price for his many crimes. However, McCain has been deified by the corporate media and official Washington over this period, making it difficult for those who didn’t already know better to understand McCain as anything but an American “hero.”
War is a bipartisan project and so is protecting and serving the interests of the ruling circle. It should be all too clear by now that the “Resistance” to Donald Trump within the US power structure is just a public relations stunt to sow popular consensus for war. The “Resistance” is comprised of the parasitic ruling class entities that huddled under Hillary Clinton’s big tent in the 2016 Presidential election. Notable “resisters” include the US intelligence apparatus, Wall Street, a large portion of the US military, and the leadership of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. The “Resistance” was out in full force to celebrate McCain’s life and used the occasion of his funeral to promote its “anti-Trump,” pro-war message.
Trump and McCain’s disdain for each other was no secret. McCain was a leading voice in promoting the idea that Trump was too “cozy” with Russia. McCain saw Trump as many in the ruling class currently see him: as a stain on the exceptionalist character of the political and economic system that rules the United States. The ruling class has always sided with McCain and defended him even when he was hurling racist epithets at the Vietnamese community or fervently opposing the existence of a Martin Luther King holiday. McCain’s illustrious career as a racist, imperialist running dog is no secret. To Democrats and Republicans, it was his service to the lords of war and finance that made him so heroic.
In fact, praise from McCain has come from all sides of the so-called “Resistance” to Trump. Congressman and Black misleader John Lewis called McCain a “warrior for peace.”  Former President Barack Obama eulogized McCain as a prime example of what it meant to be a “patriot.” Al Sharpton praised McCain for his defense of Obama during a town hall for the 2008 election after a participant called Obama “an Arab.” Of course, Sharpton didn’t mention how McCain opposed her comment on the basis that Obama wasn’t an Arab, but a “family man.”

John McCain's fat daughter got it wrong, he was a menace.

"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  In Iraq, it's never the officials fault, it's always the people of Iraq who get blamed.  In this case, killing protesters is a-okay but attacking a building is big time wrong.

In Iraq, the strife continues.  Hayder al-Abadi and the US government would like a second term for him as prime minister.  Iraqis are less enthused.  Michael Jansen (IRISH TIMES) reports:

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on caretaker Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi to step down in the wake of protests that killed 12 in the port city of Basra and elsewhere in the Shia-majority south. “We demand the government apologise to the people and resign immediately,” said Sadr’s spokesman Hassan al-Aqouli.

Catch that?  Protesters killed.

It's a point far too many miss.  Like below in this ALJAZEERA report where the governor of Basra whines about the 'violence' but the violence is only when the protesters attacked buildings.

Basra's governor, Asaad al-Eidani, is a hypocrite on many levels (for those who don't stream, the image frozen above is Hayder al-Abadi, Assad's later in the video).  He's denouncing violence against property and that has to make many who know him chuckle.  When Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq, al-Ediani had a different view and it's that view that led to his arrest and imprisonment.

To ALJAZEERA, he whines about the destruction of property while insisting, "Any criminal act should be denounced regardless of who has carried it out."

Strange though, Asaad al-Eidani did not denounce any of the violence aimed at the protesters -- despite security forces killing protesters since July.

Mohammed Kadem, lost his father at an early age, recently married with a child, English language major, went out to protest and demand fresh water for his family, tonight he was killed with a head wound. Basra , Iraq

The governor also plays dumb on what fueled the last few days of protests.

By Tuesday, Iraqis incensed at the cold-blooded killing of Yasir had descended on the city's main municipal building calling for justice for the slain youth. Security...

THE NEW ARAB reports:

Protests against a severe lack of public services, including reliable electricity and potable water, erupted once more across southern Iraq last weekend, with the country's third largest city of Basra at their epicentre.

Protesters had been briefly placated after a summer of unrest by a combination of pledges to resolve chronic problems - along with mass arrests coupled with police brutality. However, demonstrators have now resumed their calls for accountability of corrupt officials and state mismanagement after government promises to resolve Iraq's infrastructure crises failed to materialise. 

But tensions escalated after a series of violent reprisals seemingly led by Iraqi counter-terrorism forces led to the deaths of seven protesters in two days.

Makki Yasir, a young Basran man, bled to death after he was shot in the shoulder on Republican Road in Basra's city centre on Monday. The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site reported activists saying security forces then engaged in a widespread campaign of arrests, with some witnessing abuses by officers. 

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced an investigation into Yasir's death after the Iraqi Human Rights Commission denounced the excessive use of force by security personnel.

By Tuesday, Iraqis incensed at the cold-blooded killing of Yasir had descended on the city's main municipal building calling for justice for the slain youth. Security forces once again used live ammunition, but were this time met by protesters launching fireworks and Molotov cocktails at them. Six demonstrators were shot dead while 15 military personnel were injured.

While some politicians sought to blame demonstrators for the violence, the Human Rights Commission's Basra chief, Mahdi al-Tamimi, again laid blame at the door of the military and police, stating that they had "directly fired on protesters"

Also addressing Yasir's death on Monday, Tamimi said: "We call on the Iraqi judiciary to open an immediate investigation into the killing of a demonstrator who was shot in the shoulder and subjected to electric shocks by security forces."

The governor of Basra has nothing to say about the deaths of the protesters.  Apparently killing is not a crime in Iraq?

Killing is a crime.  You know what else is a crime?  Giving people polluted water that makes them sick.  That's the sort of crime that should be punished and, since the Iraqi government loves to execute so much, maybe it's time the Iraqi government sentenced the governor of Basra to hang?

Deadly protests have rocked Iraq's Basra after 30,000 people were hospitalised for drinking polluted water — in pictures

That 30,000?  The official number has increased.  Ibrahim Saleh (AA) reports, "At least 60,000 people have suffered temporary poisoning due to polluted water in Iraq’s southern Basra province, Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), a parliamentary body, said Wednesday."
Asaad al-Eidani has been the governor of Basra for over a year now.  Maybe it's time the Iraqi government held people accountable?  The people of Basra have been in the hospitals due to the water.  Assad hasn't.  That would appear to indicate he knew what water to drink and ensured that he had it for himself.  But he didn't protect the people of Basra, did he?

And while we're noting who betrays the people and ignores violence against them, let's note Brett McGurk who Tweeted the following on Sunday.

State Department on situation in : “Under constitution, the right to peaceful protest and the duty to protect public and private property go hand in hand. The United States condemns violence against diplomats, including that which occurred today in .”

Brett McJerk never Tweeted one word about the approximately 70 protesters killed thus far by the security forces.  But look at him go when it's a building attacked.

al-Eidani and Brett fail to grasp that tossing around the term "right to peaceful protest" means defending the peaceful protesters.  Neither man has said one word in defense of the protesters.  But then the corrupt tend to only protect themselves.

This morning, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights declared:

We are concerned at the situation in the southern Iraqi Governorate of Basra, where for the past several weeks, people have been taking to the streets to protest against the lack of basic services, electricity and water shortages, pollution, and unemployment.
Protests escalated last week after drinking water supplies were found to be contaminated. According to the Ministry of Health, between 1 and 8 September, at least 11 people were killed in relation to the protests. This brings the number of people who have died since demonstrations began on 8 July to at least 20. In addition, more than 300 people have been injured in Basra since July, including 52 members of the security forces.
We urge the relevant authorities to investigate all protest-related deaths and injuries and hold those responsible accountable. 
Among the reported incidents, at least five protesters were reported to have been killed and 41 others injured on 4 September when unidentified attackers in a white van threw grenades at demonstrators in Basra City. On 7 September, protesters set fire to the Basra Governorate building for the third time, totally destroying it, as well as numerous other buildings.
There were further protests yesterday to commemorate those killed. No casualties were reported.
We call on the Iraqi State to heed the grievances voiced during the protests for their economic and social rights to be fully respected and for the rule of law to be upheld.
Since July, hundreds of protesters are reported to have been arrested, many of whom were subsequently released and at least 20 protesters are reportedly currently in custody. We urge the authorities to release immediately any person arbitrarily detained, in particular those who were protesting peacefully.  We reiterate the right of individuals to peaceful assembly and association, and also to freedom of expression.

Meanwhile, make way, Jane Arraf's waddling down the public street again.

raises flag at new diplomatic mission in after consulate was burned last week in protests. ambassador says US trying to ruin relations between Iran and , tells Trump Administration has wrecked decades of good relations between US-Iran.

As Jane waddles on by, let's all chuckle over this one "tells Trump Administration has wrecked decades of good relations between US-Iran."  Decades?  Which decades were those?  Before the fall of the Shah or after?  It wasn't the '00s because the US government was accusing Iran of funding and fueling strife in Iraq (or has everyone forgotten those government endorsed 'reports' by Michael Gordon?).  It wasn't the 90s and it sure wasn't the 80s.  So which "decades" were they?

Where's Human Rights Watch, by the way?  Surely the Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Sarah Leah Whitson, is focused on this and issues that truly matter, right?


Sad to have such a pea-brain as a parent, literally disadvantaging her children. Growing multilingual children is a great gift to them and a great gift to society.
          EU verlängert Sanktionen gegen Russland bis 15. September      Cache   Translate Page      
Die EU hat am Donnerstag die antirussischen Sanktionen um ein halbes Jahr – bis zum 15. März 2019 verlängert, heißt es in einer Erklärung auf der Website des Europäischen Rates. „Der EU-Rat hat die restriktiven Maßnahmen, die verhängt wurden, weil Russland die territoriale Integrität, Souveränität und Unabhängigkeit der Ukraine untergräbt bis 15. März 2019 verlängert“, […]
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<p>Washington (AFP) - Les États-Unis et l'Union européenne ont condamné mercredi les projets d'élections dans les territoires de l'Est de l'Ukraine contrôlés par des pro-Russes, à Donetsk et Lougansk, y voyant une initiative de Moscou.</p><p>Les deux Républiques autoproclamées ont prévu des scrutins le 11 novembre, ont affirmé des médias russes et ukrainiens, à la suite de l'assassinat du dirigeant séparatiste Alexandre Zakhartchenko en août.</p><p>"Les États-Unis condamnent l'annoncent d'un projet d'organiser des 'élections' dans les soi-disant 'Républiques populaires de Donestk et Lougansk", a indiqué le département d'État américain dans un communiqué.</p><p>"Étant donné le contrôle persistant de ces territoires par la Fédération de Russie, un scrutin sincère est inconcevable.En mettant en oeuvre des procédures truquées, la Russie démontre une fois de plus son mépris des normes internationales et sape les efforts pour parvenir à une paix dans l'Est de l'Ukraine", a-t-il ajouté.</p><p>La diplomatie européenne était sur la même ligne.</p><p>"L'annonce selon laquelle de prétendues 'élections' auront lieu, le 11 novembre 2018, dans la soi-disant 'République populaire de Lougansk' et dans la soi-disant 'République populaire de Donetsk' va à l'encontre de l'esprit et de la lettre des accords de Minsk, qui contiennent des dispositions spécifiques relatives à l'organisation d'élections locales dans la région", a-t-elle écrit dans un communiqué.</p><p>"Il convient d'éviter toute initiative qui ferait obstacle à l'avancement de la mise en œuvre des accords de Minsk.Nous attendons en particulier de la Russie qu'elle use de toute son influence auprès des séparatistes à cet égard", a-t-elle ajouté.</p><p>M. Zakhartchenko a été tué dans un bombardement à Donetsk, devenant la victime la plus emblématique côté pro-russe de ce conflit qui dure depuis quatre ans.</p><p>Plus de 10.000 personnes ont été tuées depuis le début de la rébellion dans cette région en avril 2014.</p><p>L'Ukraine et ses alliés occidentaux accusent la Russie de soutenir les rebelles en acheminant des soldats et de l'armement en territoire ukrainien, ce que Moscou nie vigoureusement, malgré des preuves.</p><p></p>

Visuel miniature: 

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended by six months sanctions against senior Russian officials, lawmakers and military officers accused of meddling in Ukraine. EU headquarters said Thursday the asset freezes and travel bans on 155 people and 44 “entities” — usually companies or organizations — are extended until March 15, 2019. It said ...

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The European Union extended on Thursday by six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals who undermined the independence of Ukraine, a statement for the EU Council said.

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Source: Atlantic Council By Taras Kuzio On September 7, Ukraine inched closer to a globally recognized international church. That day, Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew I placed Ukraine under the canonical jurisdiction of US Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon and Canadian Bishop Ilarion of Edmonton who head Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in both countries under Constantinople’s canonical jurisdiction. Since 1685, the Russian [...]
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The European Union has prolonged for six months sanctions against senior Russian officials, lawmakers and military officers accused of meddling in Ukraine

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The European Union has extended by six months sanctions against senior Russian officials, lawmakers and military officers accused of meddling in Ukraine.
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The European Union has extended by another six months visa bans and asset freeze against 155 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, as well as 44 companies, for undermining or threatening the independence of Ukraine.
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The Holy Synod of Belarusian Orthodox Church issued a statement supporting the position of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in his dispute with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on the issue of autocephaly of a united Ukrainian Church.
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended by six months sanctions against senior Russian officials, lawmakers and military officers accused of meddling in Ukraine. EU headquarters said Thursday the asset freezes and travel bans on 155 people and 44 “entities” — usually companies or organizations — are extended until March 15, 2019. It said […]
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В черговий раз Пилип Духлій потрапив до рейтингу ТОП-100 блогерів України. Він - блогер, співзасновник beFree, BroBots, PayPal for Ukraine Initiative. Факти ICTV поспілкувалися з Пилипом про фейкові новини, блогерство, чорний піар, а також про його діяльність.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union is extending its current sanctions against certain Russian individuals and entities "over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity" of Ukraine for another six months, the Council of the European Union announced on Thursday.
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Our tipsters try everything from a Peak District brewpub crawl to a beer in Ukraine named in ‘honour’ of Vladimir Putin

Wildly beardy, young but not at all elitist, the Garage Beer Co, a stone’s throw from Las Ramblas, is a craft-beer drinker’s haven. Behind glass at the rear of this rustic emporium lies the brewery itself – for all to see. The beers are delicious and we were allowed to sample all of them by an enthusiastic staff keen to show off the variety. The walls are decorated with big, hip graphics courtesy of local artists adding to the feelgood vibe. It also does great pulled pork tapas to go with probably the best beer in Barcelona!
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Swedish flat-pack furniture giant Ikea is to open its first store in Ukraine next year, following 13 years of negotiation. Ikea had hoped to open a shop there in 2009, but put the plans on hold. Media reports at the time suggested the reason was that...
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Saudi Arabia has bought a Ukrainian farming company called Mriya through its agriculture and livestock investment company, Salic. It gives Saudia Arabia control of 494,000 acres of leased Ukrainian farmland. Ukraine is one of the world’s biggest grain...
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The European Union’s general court upheld on Thursday the bloc’s sanctions against Russian banks and oil and gas companies over their involvement the turmoil in Ukraine.

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BRUSSELS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The European Union extended on Thursday by six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals who undermined the...
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Halla, la cinquantaine, déclare la guerre à l’industrie locale de l’aluminium, qui défigure son pays. Elle prend tous les risques pour protéger les Hautes Terres d’Islande… Mais la situation pourrait changer avec l’arrivée inattendue d’une petite orpheline dans sa vie…

          Российский сенатор прокомментировала слова экс-министра Украины о "разгроме" РФ - Российская Газета      Cache   Translate Page      

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Российский сенатор прокомментировала слова экс-министра Украины о "разгроме" РФ
Российская Газета
Любые политические заявления на Украине, касающиеся отношений с Россией, уже не способны отвлечь украинский народ от масштабного кризиса в стране, считает член комитета Совета Федерации по обороне и безопасности Ольга Ковитиди. Пушков: Климкин признал факт ...
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          EU-Sanktionen: In Ukraine-Krise verhängte EU-Sanktionen gegen russische Firmen sind rechtens      Cache   Translate Page      
Der Europäische Gerichtshof hat entschieden das erlassene Strafmaßnahmen gegen russische Unternehmen wegen es Ukraine-Konfliktes rechtmäßig sind.
          The Big Lie About Muslim Detention Camps in China      Cache   Translate Page      
Disinformation about China and other US adversaries rages, vilifying them.
Media scoundrels proliferate state-sponsored Big Lies, suppressing hard truths they refuse to report, sticking with the official propaganda narrative.
According to the NYT lying machine, China is “det(aining) hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps” – citing fabricated information from “current and former American officials,” adding:
“Discussions to rebuke China for its treatment of its minority Muslims have been underway for months among officials at the White House and the Treasury and State Departments.” 
“But they gained urgency two weeks ago, after members of Congress asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose sanctions on seven Chinese officials.”
Fact: America is humanity’s greatest threat. No other nation approaches the menace it represents.
Fact: No nation caused more harm to more people over a longer duration than the US – its ruthless agenda today threatening life on earth.
According to the Times and other media scoundrels, mass detentions and other human rights abuses of Muslims in China have been ongoing for years, Uighurs and Tibetans it claimed, citing a so-called UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) – unrelated to the world body.
A fabricated Human Rights Watch report highlighted the Big Lie, falsely claiming alleged abuses match the “scope and scale not seen in China since the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution.”
The Trump regime may target China with more sanctions than already, part of its hostile agenda against all sovereign independent nations.
Last month, Max Blumenthal’s Gray Zone Project website said “the UN did not report (that) China has ‘massive internment camps’ for (up to a million) Uighur (and other) Muslims,” as falsely claimed by media scoundrels and others.
No credible evidence supports the accusation. According to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, claims of large-scale Chinese internment camps for Muslims were made by a committee unrelated to the UN – with no expertise on China.
A so-called Washington-based Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, funded by unnamed governments (surely including the US), “advocates full-time against the Chinese government and has spent years campaigning on behalf of extreme right-wing opposition figures,” according to the Gray Zone Project.
The Times, WaPo, Reuters, CNN, and other media scoundrels were enlisted to bash China with dubious or falsified claims – no evidence provided supporting them.
That’s what propaganda is all about, producing falsified claims, feeding them to media scoundrels, getting them to report them without due diligence fact-checking.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.

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          398117-2018: Belgique-Bruxelles: Élaboration d’un plan national de stockage géologique des déchets radioactifs en Ukraine et de son calendrier de mise en œuvre (U4.01/14 B)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Kiev court arrests shares of Ukrainian units of Russian state banks – Xinhua      Cache   Translate Page      
XinhuaKIEV, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Kiev Court of Appeal has ruled to arrest the shares of the Ukrainian subsidiaries of three Russian state-owned banks, local media reported on Wednesday. The Interfax-Ukraine news agency said that the shares of Ukrainian …In Ukraine seized the shares of three Russian banksThe Siver Post all 13 news articles …read […]
          EU prolongs sanctions over meddling in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page      

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended by six months sanctions against senior Russian officials, lawmakers and military officers accused of meddling in Ukraine. EU headquarters said Thursday the asset freezes and travel bans on 155 people and 44 “entities” — usually companies or organizations — are extended until March 15, 2019. It said […]
          Ukraine: Washington et l'UE condamnent des élections factices dans l'Est pro-russe      Cache   Translate Page      
Les Etats-Unis et l'Union europeenne ont condamne mercredi les projets d'elections dans les territoires de l'Est de l'Ukraine controles par des...
          Поведінкові зміни, ключові 5% і насильство: з чим працюють в UNFPA Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page      
Продовжуємо досліджувати роботу відділів комунікацій міжнародних організацій. Минулого разу менеджерка з маркетингу та комунікацій Всесвітнього фонду природи WWF в Україні Міла Арсенюк розповіла про проекти фонду, тонкощі роботи з аудиторією та те, яким може бути екологічний офіс. Сьогодні ми поспілкувались із комунікаційними менеджерками UNFPA Ukraine (Фонд ООН у галузі народонаселення) та дізналися про цілі, завдання та особливості роботи Фонду. Дівчата розповіли про свій головний професійний виклик – простими словами говорити на складні соціальні теми, а також дали п’ять порад для тих, хто хоче працювати в комунікаціях ООН.
          Дядя Жора прочитал новые стихи в рекламе Moneyveo.      Cache   Translate Page      
Компания, предоставляющая кредиты в интернете, выпустила продолжение кампании с шоуменом дядей Жорой. Знаменитость продолжает делиться советами, где найти деньги в школьный сезон. Над проектом работало агентство Havas Ukraine.
          EU court upholds EU sanctions vs Russian banks, companies over Ukraine crisis      Cache   Translate Page      
The European Union's general court upheld on Thursday the bloc's sanctions against Russian banks and oil and gas companies over their involvement the turmoil in Ukraine.

          EU Court Upholds Sanctions On Russian Energy Companies, Banks      Cache   Translate Page      
The European Union's General Court has upheld the bloc's sanctions regime against Russian bank and energy companies over Russia's involvement in the crisis in Ukraine.
          1+1 Media Selects Verimatrix Cardless DVB Security for Enhanced Protection to Support Network Growth      Cache   Translate Page      

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC 2018 (Booth # 5.A59) -- Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, today announced that 1+1 Media, one of the largest media holdings in Ukraine, has deployed the Verimatrix Video...

          Чому в Україні продовжують зростати ціни на бензин та газ?      Cache   Translate Page      
Європейські ціни, якість – українська. Чого ж очікувати водіям далі, розкаже Спецкор на 2+2. Бензин і газ в Україні дорожчають і дорожчають. Цінники на заправках просто приголомшують: від 30 грн за літр і вище. Газ теж не пасе задніх: 14 гривень за літр, і це не межа. Власне, кінця-краю здорожчання пального в Україні не видно. […]
          В Украине подорожает алкоголь      Cache   Translate Page      

С 15 сентября розничные и оптовые отпускные цены на алкогольные напитки возрастут на 12,4-19,6%. Согласно постановлению Кабинета Министров Украины минимальная розничная стоимость 0,5 л водки и 0,7 л шампанского вырастет на 12,4% и составит 89,4 и 89 гривен соответственно. Цена

Запись В Украине подорожает алкоголь впервые появилась Накипело.

          Церковный раскол на Украине: Автокефалия или колония Константинополя?      Cache   Translate Page      

Архиерейский собор Константинопольской патриархии, от которого Киев ждал решения о предоставлении ему автокефалии под рукой Варфоломея закончился. Последствия известны, эмоции спали, пришло время разобраться, а что собственно произошло… А еще подумать, а чем все это может кончиться.


          OSCE SMM Coordinator meets less than a half of hostages from the list      Cache   Translate Page      
Ukraine asked Frisch to visit 17 hostages
          2500 illegal migrants revealed in Ukraine over month      Cache   Translate Page      
The migrants were detained within the “Migrant” operation on prevention of illegal migration and other violations of Ukraine's legislation in the migration sphere
          Ukraine in Maps - Kocsis Károly, Leonid Rudenko, S - Jelenlegi ára: 2 800 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      
Ukraine in Maps - Kocsis Károly, Leonid Rudenko, Schweitzer Ferenc
Kiadó: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia
Kiadás éve: 2008
Kiadás helye: Budapest-Kijev
Nyomda: Mackensen Kft.
ISBN: 9789639545168
Kötés típusa:: kemény papír
Terjedelem: 147
Nyelv: angol
Méret: __edition. size. text
Állapot: Jó
Internetes könyváruházon keresztül fogjuk a kosárba rakott tételével kiszolgálni. Mivel a Vatera felületén csak szállítási módot tud kiválasztani, de konkrét helyszínt nem tud megjelölni, ezért szükséges, hogy pontosítsuk ezt.  Ezért körülbelül 20 perccel a rendelés leadását követően kapni fog egy e-mait tőlünk, amely tartalmaz egy linket.  Ha erre a linkre kattint, beállíthatja a szállítás pontos módját, helyszínét, illetve a fizetési módot. Ha nem találja a levelet, kérjük, nézze meg a SPAM mappájában is.  Ha sehol nem találja, kérjük lépjen kapcsolatba az eladóval! Vásárlás után kérjük, hogy bármilyen probléma esetén az e-mailben küldött címen vagy telefonon lépjen velünk kapcsolatba! Átvételi módok: Ingyenes, személyes átvételi lehetőség: Budapest V. kerületHázhozszállítás GLS futárszolgálattal:  Feladandó könyvek értéke - Szállítási díj0-3. 990 Ft - 890 Ft4. 000-7. 999 Ft - 690 Ft8. 000 Ft felett - ingyenesÁtvétel PickPackPont-ban: Feladandó könyvek értéke - Szállítási díj0-3. 990 Ft - 690 Ft4. 000-7. 999 Ft - 550 Ft8. 000 Ft felett - ingyenesFizetés: - Készpénzben átvételkor- PayPal rendelés véglegesítéskor- OTP online fizetés rendelés véglegesítéskor
Ukraine in Maps - Kocsis Károly, Leonid Rudenko, S
Jelenlegi ára: 2 800 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-09-13 14:25
          Three new projects for the World Archives Project      Cache   Translate Page      
Latest additions to Ancestry's World Archives Project (

The Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001 will be familiar as we have keyed similar newspaper projects in the past. There will be some image sets without records to index – we opted for fewer images/image set so the indexing didn’t become overwhelming. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to

On to the Ukraine with the USHMM – Ukraine, Applications for ID for the Citizens of Stanislav, 1939-1945 records. These records are in Ukranian and can be difficult to read – for this reason this project is advanced. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to

And finally we land in the UK with the West Midlands, England, Criminal Registers. Criminal records are always fun and these are even moreso as many have images. There are quite a few different record formats so reviewing the sample images will be helpful. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to

Happy indexing!

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          EU prolongs sanctions over meddling in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page      

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union has extended by six months sanctions against senior Russian officials, lawmakers and military officers accused of meddling in Ukraine.

EU headquarters said Thursday the asset freezes and travel bans on 155 people and 44 "entities" - usually companies or organizations - are extended until ...

          Mole hunt at Shakhtar ahead of Champions League      Cache   Translate Page      

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ahead of its opening Champions League game, Shakhtar Donetsk has been on the hunt for a mole.

The Ukrainian club isn't worried that someone is stealing its tactical secrets for Wednesday's game against Hoffenheim, however.


          В Киеве мужчина, находившийся в розыске, гулял с гранатой      Cache   Translate Page      
Он находился в розыске за совершение кражи.В Киеве полицейские нашли у мужчины, который находился в розыске за совершение кражи, нашли гранату, передает Хроника.инфо со ссылкой наНа Днепровской набережной правоохранители
          На Киевщине на ходу загорелся микроавтобус      Cache   Translate Page      
Авто сгорело дотла.На 36-м километре Житомирской автодороги в Киево-Святошинском районе на ходу загорелся микроавтобус Volkswagen Transporter, передает Хроника.инфо со ссылкой наСигнал о происшествии спасателям поступил 12 сентября в 15:44.
          EU extends sanctions against Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
[size=28]EU extends sanctions against Russia 11:50 - 13/09/2018 0 [/size] Information / Baghdad ..The Council of the European Union (EU) on Thursday agreed to extend its sanctions against individuals and institutions in Russia within the framework of the response to Moscow for its role in "undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity."The press office of the Council of the European Union, the sanctions extended for another six months, that is until March 15 2019."The ...
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          Киевстар стал оператором года в конкурсе Telecom Ukraine 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Эксперты телеком-рынка Украины выбрали Киевстар "Оператором года" среди всех компаний мобильной и беспроводной связи. Награду национальному оператору вручили на ежегодной конференции Telecom Ukraine 2018 - одном из наиболее значимых отраслевых событий. В 2017-2018 годах Киевстар активно внедрял инициативы, которые способствовали развитию телеком-рынка, появлению новых продуктов и услуг, сокращению цифрового разрыва Украины с развитыми странами.
           Ukraine-Konflikt: EU verlängert Sanktionen gegen Russen und Ukrainer      Cache   Translate Page      
Der EU-Ministerrat hat Sanktionen wegen des Ukraine-Konflikts verlängert. Die Maßnahme richtet sich gegen Einzelpersonen und Firmen.
           EU tuyên bố gia hạn các lệnh trừng phạt đối với Nga      Cache   Translate Page      
EU tuyên bố gia hạn các lệnh trừng phạt đối với Nga Liên minh châu Âu quyết định kéo dài các biện pháp trừng phạt đối với Nga liên quan đến ''các hành động làm suy yếu chủ quyền của Ukraine''.
          Ukrainian minister under investigation over cash pile, BMW      Cache   Translate Page      
Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said.

          Lens resurfacing, russia/ukraine?      Cache   Translate Page      
Not too long ago there was an ad from a gentlemen in Russia or Ukraine (just months ago) about doing a cleaning mark, scratch removal and recoat on...
          Who are the pro-Russia groups in Ukraine?      Cache   Translate Page      
As Kiev launches military operations against pro-Russia groups in eastern Ukraine, Neil Buckley, FT Eastern Europe editor, and Guy Chazan, who is reporting from Donetsk, examine how the separatist factions in Ukraine are organised and connected. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; Twitter Facebook
          Киевстар стал оператором года в конкурсе Telecom Ukraine 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Эксперты телеком-рынка Украины выбрали Киевстар "Оператором года" среди всех компаний мобильной и беспроводной связи.
          Гордон “розмазав” Медведчука “по стіні” Кремля, журналісти “112 Україна” не на жарт рознервувалась (Відео)      Cache   Translate Page      

Відомий український журналіст Дмитро Гордон в ефірі скандального телеканалу “112 Україна” відверто висловився про кума президента РФ Віктора Медведчука. Заява Гордона ввело в ступор журналістів проросійського каналу

В кінці серпня Гордон дав інтерв’ю “112 Україна”, господарем якого став одіозний прихильник Путіна Віктор Медведчук . Там він висловився досить відверто про особу політика, підтвердивши, що знає, хто справжній власник скандального телеканалу. “Нещодавно дізнався, що господарем” 112 Україна ” став Віктор Медведчук.

А до цього мені говорили, господарем був чи то (Віталій) Захарченко (колишній міністр МВС України), то чи (олігарх Сергій) Курченко”, – розповів журналіст, уточнивши, що обидва зараз знаходяться в Москві в бігах за злочини проти українського народу. Гордон підкреслив, що не має ілюзій щодо особистості кума Путіна.

“Для мене Віктор Медведчук – це одно Володимиру Путіну. Це представник Путіна в Україні. Це людина, яка ототожнюється для мене з” русскім міром “. Для мене політична діяльність цієї людини і його погляди неприйнятні. Це не проукраїнські, а проросійські погляди. Його позицією я обурений до глибини душі. У мене є ненависть і до держави-агресора, і особисто до Путіна “, – висловився відверто Гордон. Він підкреслив, що, з його слів, Медведчук зробив серйозну помилку, розкривши свою позицію публічно.

“Він дуже помилився, увійшовши в партію” За життя “Рабиновича. І тепер всі знають, що Рабинович – проект Медведчука. Це потопило і проект” За життя “і самого Рабиновича”, – зазначив Гордон. Журналіст попередив телеглядачів про те, що його заява, швидше за все, обернеться рішенням “112 Україна” взагалі прибрати його з ефірів. Однак цей факт його не злякав. Примітно, що заяву Гордона викликало нервовий кашель у ведучої. Її напарник взагалі впав в ступор.

          Каждый украинец должен 48 тысяч: чем обернулись кредиты ЕС и МВФ      Cache   Translate Page      
Украина на днях подпишет соглашение с ЕС, которое позволит получить макрофинансовую помощь на 1 млрд евро. Но, как и в случае с МВФ, полученные деньги придется возвращать с процентами. Уже сейчас общий государственный долг – более 2 трлн грн, а без новых заимствований не получится выплачивать старые.

OBOZREVATEL разобрался, на каких условиях Украина берет долги и какую сумму уже должны.

МВФ обходится Украине дороже

Макрофинансовая помощь ЕС по факту — очень дешевый кредит. Деньги, которые получим, придется вернуть. Правда, платить можно в течение 15 лет. Помощью это может называться потому, что таких дешевых денег на открытых рынках найти не удастся. Для понимания, в конце августа Министерство финансов привлекло $725 млн под 9% на внешнем рынке. Какой процент должны заплатить ЕС, пока еще неизвестно. Чаще всего такая помощь выделяется под ставку, размер которой считается как сумма европейской межбанковской ставки (Euribor) + 0,2%.

Сейчас ставка Euribor отрицательная (-1,16%), и если макрофинансовую помощь действительно выделят исходя из вышеуказанного принципа, Украина будет платить по миллиардному кредиту меньше 1% в год. «Дешевые» кредиты от России, которые страна получала при прошлом президенте, стоили более чем в 5 раз дороже.

Еще один важный «плюс» макрофинансовой помощи от ЕС – относительно гибкие условия. Назначение денег – «экономическая стабилизация и проведение реформ». То есть тратить их можно практически, как угодно. К примеру, несколько лет назад на тот момент министр финансов Наталья Яресько заявила, что макрофинансовую помощь от ЕС направили в резервы НБУ и на бюджетные нужды. Кроме того, за счет новых кредитов можно погашать старые. А учитывая, что далеко не все долги Украина брала под такой процент, легче в первую очередь избавиться от долгов с высоким процентом, чем ежегодно платить за их обслуживания.

 Тот кредит, который Украина получит в ближайшее время, будут возвращать примерно до 2033 года. Важно также напомнить, что сразу 1 млрд евро не дадут. Сумму разделят на две равные порции. Первую дадут в любом случае, а вторую – если власти выполнят взятые на себя обязательства. ЕС в первую очередь настаивают на пересмотре моратория на экспорт леса-кругляка и введения автоматической проверки электронных деклараций. Кроме того, ключевое условие – продолжения сотрудничества с МВФ. И если, как рассказывают собеседники OBOZREVATEL в правительстве, вопрос моратория можно обсуждать, то сотрудничество с Международным валютным фондом – обязательное условие.
К слову, Украина продолжает расширенную программу сотрудничества с МВФ (EFF). В сумме от Фонда должны получить $17,5 млрд. Это при условии, если все условия будут выполнены. И ЕС не просто так привязывает свою помощь к работе с МВФ. Если рекомендации европейцев могут ограничится несколькими пунктами, то в Фонде требуют кардинальных реформ в финансовом, энергетическом секторах, борьбу с коррупцией, сокращение бюджетных расходов. Причем в условиях прописывают все: начиная от пенсионной реформы и заканчивая введением абонплаты на отопление.

Согласно данным Минфина, МВФ дает Украине деньги на 10 лет под 3,05% годовых. Это дороже, чем помощь от ЕС, но в несколько раз дешевле, чем на внешних рынках. Деньги от Фонда нельзя потратить, например, на энергетическую реформу, модернизировав инфраструктуру. Каждый цент поступает в золотовалютные резервы Нацбанка. Этот «запас» можно тратить на обслуживание и погашение внешних долгов. Также, используя резерв, НБУ выходит на украинский валютный рынок, продает доллары, что позволяет укрепить гривню.

Сколько должна Украина
Общий долг Украины – 2 трлн 25 млн грн. Если эту сумму разделить на общее количество украинцев (42,2 млн человек согласно официальным данным), получится, что каждый должен почти 48 тысяч грн, включая новорожденных и стариков.

Правда, стоит учитывать, что в эту сумму входит и гарантированный страной долг. Например, если госбанк будет брать кредит у иностранных коллег, государство может дать свои гарантии в случае невозврата деньги вернуть из бюджета. Такие суммы гарантированного долга также входят в общую цифру в 2,025 трлн.

Основные кредиторы Украины – Европейский союз, Европейский банк реконструкции и развития (ЕБРР), Международный банк реконструкции и развития (МБРР), Международный валютный фонд (МВФ). Кроме того, страна взяла в кредит у Канады, Германии, России, США, Японии. Судя по данным Минфина, больше всего должны МВФ. За все годы накопили $10 млрд.

Более важная информация – график погашения долгов. В этом году, согласно графику, Украина на обслуживание и погашение внешних долгов потратит 90,9 млрд грн, в следующем — 143,5 млрд, а в 2020-м — 169,9 млрд грн. Это станет пиковой и рекордной суммой в истории Украины. Как видно из графика, после 2020-го суммы, которые нужно будет тратить на долг, будут сокращаться.

Без кредита МВФ, уверены в правительстве, преодолеть этот пик будет крайне сложно. В результате страна рискует объявить себя банкротом – то есть признать, что не может больше обслуживать свои долги. Следом – резкая девальвация гривни и гиперинфляция. После объявления дефолта на внешних рынках перестанут доверять и Украине, и всем украинским компаниям. Страна, которая объявила себя банкротом, не может получить новый кредит, привлечь инвестиции. Фактически банкротство грозит изоляцией от мировых финансовых рынков. Со всем украинским бизнесом иностранные партнеры начнут работать только по предоплате, сократится приток валюты в страну.

Чтобы обслуживать старые кредиты, придется брать новые. И главным кредитором, как и прежде, остается МВФ.

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Пользователей соцсетей потрясло признание россиянки об Украине и Владимире Путине, которое она сделала сразу после жесткого подавления митингов в России против пенсионной реформы сообщает источник

Видео было опубликовано в социальной сети Twitter: женщина в слезах была потрясена жестокостью российских силовиков и ОМОНа, которые избивали россиян на улицах городов во время митингов.

Еще недавно являющаяся сторонницей Путина женщина сообщила, что ей очень стыдно за Россию. При этом после этого прозвучала невероятное откровение об Украине, удивившее Сеть.

“Мне стыдно за Россию! – говорит одна из них на камеру. – Я была за Россию, а теперь мне стыдно! Разве так можно избивать людей? Я думала, украинцы врут. Я была на Кипре, мне украинцы рассказывали, а я думала, что они врут. Честное слово, вы знаете, как я защищала Путина, свою Россию!” – говорит стоящая перед камерой женщина.

При этом пользователи социальных сетей эмоционально отреагировали на признание россиянки.

“Когда Россия пришла за Крымом, “украинцы врали”. Когда Россия пришла за Донбассом, “украинцы врали”. И вот теперь, когда пришли за их пенсиями, а протестующих стали избивать, наступило неожиданное “прозрение”.

Упс, прозрение "славянки", - я думала, что украинцы врут🤣
Это надо же, взрастили монстра, а теперь разочаровались. Черпайте полным ложками - вам, 🐷🐶, испить сию чашу до дна.

Напомним, российский лидер объяснил”необходимость” повышения пенсионного возраста в России.

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As Russia's biggest military exercise since the Cold War comes to an end President Vladimir Putin has repeated that his country has no aggressive intent and only wants peace. Over 300,000 thousand personnel have been involved in Vostok 2018, including thousands of troops from China and a contingent from Mongolia. The air, sea and ground drills were witnessed by 87 observers invited from 57 countries. The exercise has been taking place at a time of deteriorating relations between Russia and NATO over the annexation of Crimea and conflict elsewhere in Ukraine. Putin went to inspect the final display of force and while he was there he decorated some of the soldiers at a military parade. Addressing the soldiers, Putin said it was "our duty" to "be ready to fight for sovereignty, security, and the national interests of our country".
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Germany and Russia: The Long Dance

Perhaps this time is different.

By George Friedman

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met last weekend at Meseberg, the guesthouse of the German federal government. Expectations for the meeting, on both sides, were rightfully low. But the meeting comes at a time when both the Germans and Russians are redefining their place in the international system, which for them also means redefining their own relationship. In the 20th century, shifts in the Russo-German relationship tended to have profound consequences for Europe. It’s worth considering what it could mean this time.

Contemporary Europe originates in the early 1990s when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Maastricht Treaty creating the European Union went into effect. For the Germans, these two events meant that their primary interest was no longer the defense of Germany against the Soviet Union, and therefore their primary partner in said defense, the United States, was no longer central. Instead, Germany’s immediate problem was the reintegration of the former German Democratic Republic. Longer term, the focus was on turning the European Economic Community into more than a free trade zone and using the new tools of solidarity to ensure German economic interests. Given the paucity of strategic threats, Germany did not require a coherent security strategy beyond maintaining the EU, and its military capabilities, substantial during the Cold War, atrophied.

Germany’s relationship with Russia was primarily about access to Russian energy supplies. Since its founding, Germany has needed an industrial plant that was much larger than domestic consumption could support. Its industry allowed the German economy to surge and preserved social stability. Imperial Germany competed with the British Empire, selling to Russia, Austria-Hungary and southern Europe and buying natural resources from them. Nazi Germany attempted to create a similar structure, imposed by military force. Contemporary Germany remains dependent on imports of resources and exports of goods. The European Union is one leg of its strategy, and Russia has been another.

In the first decade after the Soviet collapse, Russia did not have a coherent strategy. It was, as a nation, in a state of shock, having freed itself from Soviet structures but having not yet built a new edifice. On the one hand, it needed economic relations with the rest of Europe. On the other hand, it needed to secure itself against foreign threats. The Russians, like the Soviets, pursued a strategy of strategic depth. They sought a neutral or pro-Russia buffer to the west – consisting of the Baltic states, Belarus and Ukraine – and to the south in the North Caucasus.

The encroachment of NATO into Russia’s western buffer and the South Caucasus created a strategic crisis for Russia. The development of a pro-Western government in Ukraine in 2014 was particularly alarming. To make matters worse, oil prices plummeted later in the year – a devastating development for Russia’s economy, which still relies on exports of raw materials. Russia’s strategic and economic position seemed to be unraveling.

The foundation of German national strategy has not quite unraveled, but it’s no longer as secure as it was. The EU is fragmenting along national and class lines. It remains Germany’s primary market for exports, but confidence that this will be permanent has been shaken. Now it is at odds with the United States, which is demanding more defense expenditure from Germany, along with the unstated demand that Germany take more risk alongside the United States. But the Germans have no interest in joining the U.S. in the Middle East, the South China Sea or North Korea.

Germany and Russia, then, both have problems with the global hegemon. These problems precede the Donald Trump administration and go deeper than politics and diplomacy. For Germany, the U.S. constantly wants to divert it from its primary interest (the EU) and creates regional friction – with Russia, for example. And for Russia, the Americans are extending their sphere of influence, particularly in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, with no visible motive except to threaten Russia’s security.

At the same time, Germany and Russia see potential benefits from cooperation. Germany’s economic and regional interests require oil and gas, which Russia has. Russia’s economic development requires foreign investment and technology, which Germany has. This is familiar ground. Germany and Russia explored cooperation between 1871 and 1914. Between the two world wars, Russia provided Germany with military assistance, allowing it to evade the Treaty of Versailles. From 1939 to 1941, they were bound by treaty and jointly participated in the invasion of Poland. Of course, both periods ended disastrously. In World War I, Imperial Germany devastated Imperial Russia. Similarly, despite the military assistance (the Treaty of Rapallo) and the 1939 Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Germany invaded Russia and brutalized it again during World War II. American power in West Germany helped avert similar bloodshed during the Cold War.

In short, the history of Russo-German relations since Germany’s unification in 1871 has consisted of tentative attempts at cooperation followed by catastrophic wars and near-wars. Neither country has forgotten that, but the temptation to try again, on the assumption that this time is different, is powerful. If history is consistent, then the U.S. is indispensable. It was U.S. lend-lease and the invasion on the western front that enabled the Soviets to defeat Germany in World War II. It was the U.S. that guaranteed West Germany’s security in the Cold War. Each has been, in a real sense, saved from the other by the Americans.

Of course, if this time really is different, then forming an understanding and pushing the U.S. out of the equation makes sense. But if it remains the case, as it was during the 20th century, that Russia needs buffers to its west, and Germany needs markets and resources under its control, then neither side really has a solid basis for cooperation. In that case, this looks like 1939, when the two sides signed a pact that they knew the other would betray, with the expectation that they would betray first, when the time was right. An alliance of those thinking themselves more clever than the other doesn’t usually end well.

But perhaps this time is different.
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Hey Richard, I purchased your book years ago, and loved visiting this website more than others. I know you found the way to a truly rational mind. I don't think you lost your faith all together. You are a brilliant man, with great insights. The connection I made, was that you had made connections in ways no one else has. This in and of itself is very original. We talked before briefly when you told me you changed your mind. I recall, I believed the Bible Wheel was less "inspired" as being perfect, and more, revolutionary in a way of thinking and seeing things, making connections, and trying to figure out problems and solve mathematical things in a context that is hard to grasp for anyone else. In my journey, I find myself dissatisfied when I work on something like a Biblical timeline, and then my mind tries to make connections like "Jubilees must fit" with certain major events following the Exodus. I decided to be rational, and to make several timelines, and then when I came to the conclusion that it is all subjective, that kind of was hard for me to accept. So, I give you a lot of credit to come out as the author and debunk your own findings! It is the mark of an intelligent mind and courageous to do. It must have been hard to come to that realization, to admit you may have been mistaken. Yet I still kept my faith, even after seeing the logic and the connections made by those who debunk the Bible. I explored the critical points, and found myself saying, "The Bible isn't divinely inspired. So, the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy is the problem." I just accept that the Bible is useful. When I bought your book, and was coming to his site a lot, I was excited to learn from someone who had found connections to a subject I was interested in, the meaning of the Hebrew letters and their connection to Biblical books. I eventually discovered by good reason, that the Bible isn't perfect. I still wanted it to be perfect in my mind, as you explain well about how we justify by our own rationalization! I wish it were perfect, then it would have made your findings so much more beautiful to behold. Unfortunately, they are like you say, connections that are "cherry picked" at times. You still managed to provide lots of insight to the Hebrew language, and I'm sure it all serves a higher purpose. I still find it useful, although I admit, I supported your work even though I discovered on my own that the Bible is flawed. It is a lot perfect book without error, but it certainly stands to my scrutiny, as a work of art that I still believe has a place in my life. I found a distaste for absolutes, and doctrines that made the Bible "perfect" in order to justify other doctrines that may have been based on interpolations (as scribes surely added some). In the end, I still want Christ to be true, and despite all the flaws I found in the church and with other Christian's ways of thinking, I admire the idea of a God who would die for people. Whether there is any evidence for this or not, has never bothered me since. I'm a rational person, and my "spirituality" isn't mystical. I admired your sense of mysticism because it made me feel like there might be something almost "magical" about the Words themselves, or the order they were in. I still see connections where there may or may not be any. I also admit, that I didn't judge you for your mystical sense. I almost wished the Bible was perfect and hoped, maybe you found the key. It's okay if it turned out to be an investigation that went wrong. I believe in you! You'll probably be able to inspire many still. The rational mind is still able to make connections, and admit where there are none. I believe the Bible Wheel gave me insight on how to think in a way that relies more on intuition, which to me, is what separates humans from robots. There is still a place for creative and artistic works like yours. Just putting this out there, that I look at your book as a work of art, and not so much as a divine key. I never doubted my faith, even when I saw contradictions, because I could find reasons they exist in the Bible, since I don't think the Bible is all there is to Scriptures. For instance, something like the book of Enoch is quoted by Jude. So, I accept it as belonging in Scriptures, but it was probably left out for good reasons. Revelation almost got left out! I believe it was men who ultimately decided to designate it the way it is. And men designated the letters of the languages and their alphabets. When the Cherynoble disaster happened, it was no surprise to me that in Ukraine, they thought it was "Wormwood" for instance! I probably would have to, being the word in their Revelation is exactly that! There are sometimes connections that appear to fit. I don't say the Cherynoble disaster has to fulfill that prophecy in my rational mind, however, but would remain open to accept it if it turned out to be the truth. Besides, prophecy is usually only understood after it happens, as Daniel understood Jeremiah that way concerning the 70 years they would spend in exile. In my attempts to make an accurate timeline of the Bible I have gone through the works of James Ussher and others. I even looked at Isaac Newton's logic in placing the events of Daniel far off. I reason against even the best scholars when I come upon some epiphany, like the Jubilee must have a pattern, since the Law made it clear how important the Sabbath was, and the Jews went into exile for not keeping the annual or generational Sabbaths. As for whether all this is based on true history or not, I reasoned to myself that if I believe Jesus is the Christ, then this stuff has to fit somewhere. I believe He is, and don't agree with a lot of things spiritual people believe, to the point that when a friend of mine converts and starts going to church, I almost feel sick like I just lost a friend! Isn't that off? Well, I'm not like other Christians, because I'm an atheist at heart first as I was born athesist! But I also didn't throw reason out when I started to believe. Ironically, I took acid as a teenager a couple times, and laughed at the fact that it is an "entheogen"... Because it really is spur me on to faith. The reason I believe in Christ today, is probably due to a bad trip I had that made me think I was going to go to hell, for doing something I knew was "bad", or was told at least. I still think it all happened for a reason. For what reason, I may not understand, but I have to have faith. I just wanted to share a little on this and encourage you, and also tell you I think you're doing a great job, and always have! You didn't do anything wrong by me. I still appreciate your work! I'm hoping you well in your journey, and wish you the best in all you discover, taking from your treasures both things old and new! - Jake
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Потапці, книші, куліш, кваша та путря з молоком — усім цим, а також іншими стравами з дивними для сучасних українців назвами харчувалися наші предки кілька століть тому. Про те, якою була їжа давніх українців та як описувались гастрономічні вподобання у безсмертній «Енеїді» Івана Котляревського, розповідали на лекції «Гастрономічна подорож Енеїдою» в Національному художньому музеї України. […]

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Мемориальная доска первостроителю города Северодонецк, Герою Социалистического Труда, Заслуженному строителю Украины Новикову Петру Филипповичу была торжественно

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Необычная скульптура по мотивам гоголевской повести "Ночь перед Рождеством" появились в Сквере имени Н.В.

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Zakarpattia (Transcarpathian) region

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          Памятник Т. Г. Шевченко в г.Ромны      Cache   Translate Page      

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Sumy region

     Памятник великому украинскому поэту, художнику, прозаику, этнографу и революционеру Тарасу Григорьевичу  Шевченко расположен в сквере по бульвару Тараса Ш

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          Роменский городской Дом культуры в г.Ромны      Cache   Translate Page      

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    Роменский городской Дом культуры находится по бульвару Тараса Шевченко, 6 в городе Ромны Сумской области. 5 февраля 1964 года открыл свои двери Роменский районный дом культ

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          GB secures thrilling overtime win      Cache   Translate Page      
GB ICE HOCKEY: Robert Dowd scored a hat-trick as Great Britain secured a dramatic overtime 4-3 victory against Ukraine in the World Championship in Slovenia.
          1+1 Media Selects Verimatrix Cardless DVB Security for Enhanced Protection to Support Network Growth      Cache   Translate Page the Eastern European region and leverages our powerful partner ecosystem to help meet 1+1 Media's operational and business needs." Verimatrix partnered with Romsat Ukraine, who was the systems integrator for this deployment, and set-top box providers Skyworth ...

          Ukrainian minister under investigation over cash pile, BMW      Cache   Translate Page      
Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said.

          EU extends individual sanctions over Ukraine crisis until March 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
          Comic Con Ukraine – наймасштабніший фестиваль коміксів та косплею в Україні      Cache   Translate Page      

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          DISK - 06 (Blackloops Ukraine) 12"      Cache   Translate Page      
Title: 06
Artist: DISK
Label: Blackloops Ukraine
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          Newly appointed Ukraine’s Ambassador hands over his credentials to Armenia’s President      Cache   Translate Page      
The sides noted that the two peoples are in friendly relations which is a good basis for further development of partnership.
          Медицина "made in Ukraine": тернистый путь реформы      Cache   Translate Page      
Эта статья посвящена некоторым проблемам медицинской реформы, о которых не говорят в "победных реляциях"
          Dobbelgänger      Cache   Translate Page      
“Sell everything!” He’s good. But he’s no Ukraine International Airlines inflight magazine guy. Or  Vladimir Savčić.for that matter But still. Thanks Otis Blue
          Fresh Unmarked graves of 100s of Russian dead in Donbass - with no names      Cache   Translate Page      
In Kolpino near St. Petersburg, locals found hundreds of fresh graves of Russian mercenaries who died in Donbas. The author of the project "Cargo-200 from Ukraine to Russia" Elena Vasilyeva reported that the dates on gravestones are dated in May 2018. Most of the inscriptions on the graves contain only the number and the designation "n / m" - an unknown man. Vasilyeva states that servicemen of the Russian army who were killed during military operations in the Donbas are buried in Kolpino. The woman clarifies: "We know that the fighting in the Donbass continues. Russia is hiding its "themtemnets", and the cargoes are flowing 200, but nobody is talking about it to anybody from Russia. The same huge cemetery is in Rostov. When we asked the question of mass graves to the leadership of Rostov, we were told that it was burying the homeless. Is it that at once thousands of people in Rostov just died in the street so simply? ". Vasilieva stressed that the appearance of such cemeteries volunteers are found all over Russia: "The losses are huge, but no one talks about them. Now the figure is about 70 thousand people, and it's only those who died in the Donbass, and they need somewhere to be buryed. {{embed|t=kywTn_1536849758}}
          Ukraine vs Spain, Sep 14, 2018 – Preview, Watch and Bet, Score      Cache   Translate Page      

World Championship Basketball, Ukraine – Spain, Friday, 11:00 am ET Score, Highlights Short Preview Spain will have a small advantage in this match.Last 1 head-to-head matches Ukraine won 0 matches, drawn 0 matches, lost 1 matches and goals 63-71. Prediction (the most likely outcome according to the bookmakers): 74:79 !!!!! Information about video stream is…

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          Ukraine vs Portugal, Sep 14, 2018 – Preview, Watch and Bet, Score      Cache   Translate Page      

Davis Cup – Group I Teams, Ukraine – Portugal, Friday, 5:00 am ET Score, Highlights Short Preview Last 1 head-to-head matches Ukraine won 0 matches, drawn 0 matches, lost 1 matches and goals 1-4. !!!!! Information about video stream is absent for now There is no available odds for this game now. Please check them…

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          Ukrainian minister under investigation over cash pile, BMW      Cache   Translate Page      
Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said.

          Передовий європейський бізнес-акселератор обрав рекордну кількість українських стартапів      Cache   Translate Page      
Одразу чотири стартапи з України візьмуть участь у фінальному відборі найбільшого В2В акселератора Європи Startup Wise Guys.

Як повідомили сайту 24 каналу у прес-службі акселератора, на участь в Ukraine Startup Hunt було подано 48 заявок від українських команд, з яких 20 пройшли до триденної боротьби за право пройти у фінал відбіркового туру.

За підсумками пітч-батла журі визначило три команди переможців у напрямку B2B SaaS – Zirity (веб і мобільний AR додаток для примірки окулярів у режимі реального часу), StudyDive (онлайн-платформа для вибору короткострокових і довгострокових освітніх програм) та NUWORK (HR tool з підбору персоналу для HoReCa). Ще одна команда перемогла у Fintech-напрямку – Geologic Group (геолокаційні рішення для підвищення рівня безпеки надання банківських сервісів).

Вперше за всю історію Startup Wise Guys мультинаціональна команда одного з найбільших акселераторів Європи проводила відбірковий тур в Україні.

Українці вже не раз показували один з найвищих показників "виживання" за підсумками акселеративних програм Startup Wise Guys. У найближчі два роки ми плануємо інвестувати від 1 до 2 млн євро у розвиток українських Saas і Fintech стартапів,
– заявив CEO Startup Wise Guys Крістобал Алонсо.

Переможці братимуть участь у фіналі відбору Selection Bootcamp Riga 2018 SaaS. Також всі стартап-переможці отримали технічну допомогу для доопрацювання рішень від TSEH 2.0.

Акселератор Startup Wise Guys працює з 2012-го року і є одним з найбільших інвесторів в країнах Північної, Центральної та Східної Європи за кількістю угод: в його портфелі вже понад 100 компаній з усього світу, а показник survival rate, який характеризує частку успішних бізнес-проектів – 77%. Україна входить в топ-3 країн, з яких регулярно приходять заявки. За свою історію акселератор вже проінвестував 13 українських команд, які водночас стабільно демонстрували високі результати і продуктивну роботу.

Що таке SaaS та Fintech стартапи?SaaS (software as a service) стартап – проект, спрямований на створення програмного забезпечення або програми для бізнесу, доступ до якого замовник отримує через інтернет. При цьому замовник не купує програмне забезпечення, а вносить абонентську плату за право користування.
Fintech (financial technologies) стартап – проект, спрямований на створення програмного забезпечення, яке пропонує альтернативні технології традиційним фінансовим організаціям в особі банків і посередників на ринку фінансових послуг, або спрямовані на поліпшення та оптимізацію надання існуючих фінансових послуг.


          EU verlängert Russland-Sanktionen wegen Ukraine-Konflikt      Cache   Translate Page      
Die EU verlängert die im Ukraine-Konflikt verhängten Sanktionen gegen Russland um weitere sechs Monate. Die Strafen umfassen Reisebeschränkungen und das Einfrieren von Vermögen von 155 Russen und Ukrainern sowie 44 Firmen, wie die EU-Mitgliedsländer unter dem österreichischen Ratsvorsitz mitteilten.
           Ukraine-Konflikt: EU verlängert Sanktionen gegen Russen und Ukrainer      Cache   Translate Page      
Der EU-Ministerrat hat Sanktionen wegen des Ukraine-Konflikts verlängert. Die Maßnahme richtet sich gegen Einzelpersonen und Firmen.
          Russian war games: What you need to know      Cache   Translate Page      
For the past two days, the Russian military has been conducting the country's biggest drills in decades, as President Vladimir Putin seeks to send a message to the West - but also to his own increasingly-dissatisfied electorate. explains why the most-recent drills are significant. Largest drills since the Soviet era According to the Russian defence ministry, the Vostok-2018 military exercises, which launched on Tuesday and are scheduled to end on Saturday, are the country's biggest since 1981. They allegedly involve some 300,000 troops and include contingents from neighbours and Mongolia. A thousand planes, helicopters and drones, up to 80 ships and 36,000 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles are to be used, according to the ministry. The drills take place in the country's far-east - Vostok means "East" - and will see close collaborations between ground, air and specialist units as well as the deployment of reconnaissance and electronic warfare. Experts, however, have cast doubt on the number of troops involved. "Russia has strong incentives to provide misleading numbers on the size of its exercises - claiming that those in the West, like Zapad-2017, are smaller than they really are, and those in the East, like Vostok, are larger," Keir Giles, senior research fellow at London-based think-tank Chatham House, told . That's because Western countries can request to send inspectors under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe rules if exercises involve more than 15,000 troops. Why the West cares Russia regularly conducts military drills and in the past has used these often-surprise exercises to launch attacks, including the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. In the past two years, it's appeared to have ramped up its drills in scale and complexity. Russia said 12,000 troops took part in last year's Zapad ("West") exercises on the borders with NATO countries although estimates from observers ranged from 30,000 to 100,000. Of particular interest for the West will be what Russia's army has learnt from the conflicts it's currently involved in, according to Emily Ferris, a research fellow at the London-based RUSI think-tank. "For almost ten years, the Russian army has been undergoing widespread modernisation of its troops and equipment. "Russia's military involvement in the conflicts in eastern Ukraine and Syria are both informing their experiences of battle, and the military is adapting its tactics and technology accordingly, as well as using this as an opportunity to demonstrate its new equipment," she told . Ferris explained, however, that most of Russia's armed companies are under international sanctions, "which makes it difficult for them to locate international partners" and mean its "defence industry still lacks a lot of components". Still, NATO spokesman Dylan , who announced in late August that NATO had been briefed about the drills, said on Twitter: "Vostok demonstrates Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict. It fits into a pattern... a more assertive Russia significantly increasing its defence budget & its military presence." Why they're particularly important to Putin Russia has found itself increasingly isolated diplomatically as western nations sanctioned the country for its actions in Ukraine, blamed it for the Novichok nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy in Britain earlier this year and accused it of election meddling. Russia vehemently denies the latter two allegaions. The show of force is a way for Putin to "ensure that its armed forces are as ready as possible to engage in conflict, and that potential adversaries receive an impression of enormous armed power in order to deter them," Giles told . It also plays well in a country that prides itself of its military might and comes at an opportune time for Putin, whose ratings have slipped since announcing a rise in the pension age, prompting wide-spread protests across the country. The drills, Giles said, might "reassure Russians that however much their standard of living may be deteriorating under the current leadership, at least Russia once again has a powerful army to console itself with." Russia's shift to the East It is not the first time has joined Russia for military drills but this year is particularly significant, Ferris explained, because it's "part of Russia's strategy to symbolically and politically align itself with , as a counter-balance to the US's geopolitical influence." The two countries are tied by their mutual security concerns over North Korea's nuclear programme and are increasingly cooperating in Syria. Russia is an active military participant backing Syria's regime leader Bashar al-Assad, while is interested in post-conflict investment. "It is also significant that these exercises coincide with the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Russia's far-east region of Vladivostok - an annual event designed to promote foreign and domestic investment in the Far East," Ferris said. "Russia is very interested in attracting investment from Japan and , particularly in infrastructure," she added, noting that President Xi Jinping attended the EEF this year.
          Rosneft vows to continue defending shareholders' interests, especially from sanctions      Cache   Translate Page      
Russia’s oil major Rosneft calls the decision by the European Court of Justice to reject appeal to remove the EU sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine 'unlawful'
          Ukraine-Konflikt: EU verlängert Sanktionen gegen Putin-Vertraute und Separatisten      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Einreise- und Vermögenssperren gegen 155 Russen und Ukrainer gelten weitere sechs Monate, entschieden die EU-Staaten. Auch Unternehmen bleiben sanktioniert.
          Ukraine-Konflikt: EU verlängert Sanktionen gegen Putin-Vertraute und Separatisten      Cache   Translate Page      
Einreiseverbote und gesperrte Konten: Um ein halbes Jahr hat die Europäische Union die Strafmaßnahmen gegen 155 Russen und Ukrainer verlängert.
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Avdiivka, doneskt m. Ukraine 2018 #filmy #filmcommunity #winterphotography #nikonfm #shoot #shootonfilm #shadowhunters #ukrainephotographer #ukraine_ph
          Archpriest Nikolay Balashov: There is a consensus on the principal points of granting autocephaly      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Russian Orthodox Church Department for External Church Relations Originally published on May 23, 2018 The Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has stated its intention to discuss with all the Local Orthodox Churches the appeal made to it by Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko to create an autocephalous Church in Ukraine. Is there today a [...]
          Why independence for Ukraine’s Orthodox Church is an earthquake for Putin      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Atlantic Council By Taras Kuzio On September 7, Ukraine inched closer to a globally recognized international church. That day, Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew I placed Ukraine under the canonical jurisdiction of US Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon and Canadian Bishop Ilarion of Edmonton who head Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in both countries under Constantinople’s canonical jurisdiction. Since 1685, the Russian [...]
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New File: Reglas en español for Board Game: Crisis in the Ukraine
          The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History      Cache   Translate Page      
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History:

Across the street, an IT administrator named Henrik Jensen was working in another part of the Maersk compound, an ornate white-stone building that in previous centuries had served as the royal archive of maritime maps and charts. (Henrik Jensen is not his real name. Like almost every Maersk employee, customer, or partner I interviewed, Jensen feared the consequences of speaking publicly for this story.) Jensen was busy preparing a software update for Maersk’s nearly 80,000 employees when his computer spontaneously restarted.

He quietly swore under his breath. Jensen assumed the unplanned reboot was a typically brusque move by Maersk’s central IT department, a little-loved entity in England that oversaw most of the corporate empire, whose eight business units ranged from ports to logistics to oil drilling, in 574 offices in 130 countries around the globe.

Jensen looked up to ask if anyone else in his open-plan office of IT staffers had been so rudely interrupted. And as he craned his head, he watched every other computer screen around the room blink out in rapid succession.

“I saw a wave of screens turning black. Black, black, black. Black black black black black,” he says. The PCs, Jensen and his neighbors quickly discovered, were irreversibly locked. Restarting only returned them to the same black screen.

          Iryna Ivanova Is Ready To Rock Your World      Cache   Translate Page      
Meet my new latest find, Iryna Ivanova. According to my research, Iryna is a former Playboy Playmate born in the Ukraine, who became one of the biggest “influencers” in the world after appearing in Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled and Lil Wayne’s hit song “I’m The One”. Iryna is one of the hottest chicks, and we […]
          #Деньпап: в Украине организовуют большой праздник для всех пап      Cache   Translate Page      
16 сентября в 11:00 канал ICTV организует праздник #Деньпап и приглашает отцов с детьми присоединиться к празднованию. Этот праздник в Украине не имеет официального статуса, но украинцы его отмечают каждое третье воскресенье сентября. К папа-фестивалю присоединятся также звезды канала Егор Крутоголов, Евгений Сморигин, Максим Нелипа, Олег Иваница, Евгений Гашенко («Дизель Студио»), ведущие Андрей Ковальский («Факты»),[Read the Rest]
          Во Львове в автомобиле обнаружили тело мужчины      Cache   Translate Page      
Умер работник местного рынка.Сегодня, около 7 утра, прохожие заметили в одном из автомобилей, припаркованных на улице Владимира Великого, 63 (возле офиса «Ощадбанка»), тело мужчины, сообщает Хроника.инфо со ссылкой наУмерший
          VP Digital Consulting - ImageX - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
We’re located at the nexus of one of the best places on earth, in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia and our European office in the tech hub of Kiev, Ukraine...
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          Drupal Developer, Support Lead - ImageX - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
We’re located at the nexus of one of the best places on earth, in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia and our European office in the tech hub of Kiev, Ukraine....
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We’re located at the nexus of one of the best places on earth, in beautiful Vancouver, BC and our European office in the tech hub of Kiev, Ukraine....
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          Comment on Pilot visa scheme announced for non-EU migrant farm workers by Gary Cook      Cache   Translate Page      
I surgested to matt warman mp in boston of a scheme where workers apply for contracts in their own countries to work in uk places such as ukraine they must have health insurance and no benefits if they leave the contract they can only apply for new contract from their own country same situation as applying for a visa .i work in employment in the agricultural industry
          Обсяг пошукової реклами в Україні перевищив 2,6 млрд грн у 1 півріччі 2018.      Cache   Translate Page      
Комітет Інтернет Асоціації України (ІнАУ) з питань інтернет-реклами розробив і реалізував методику оцінки обсягів пошукової реклами. Методика базується на даних щодо кількості відвідувань з пошукової реклами в окремих категоріях, наданих компанією SimilarWeb, та на середньозважених вартостях кліку в цих категоріях, отриманих від чотирнадцяти вітчизняних агенцій інтернет-реклами (Adindex, AGAMA Communications, DIEVO, iplace, iProspect, MediaHead, Netpeak, newage., PROMO, Promodo, razom communications, SeoMarket, TMGU, WebPromo). Вперше інструментальними методами отримані дані щодо обсягу пошукової реклами в Україні, яка визначається як кошти рекламодавців, витрачені на розміщення реклами в пошукових системах для інтернет-користувачів з України. За даними дослідження, у першому півріччі 2018 р. цей обсяг склав понад 2,6 млрд грн. В ході прес-конференції голова Комітету Михайло Коміссарук, виконавчий директор ІнАУ Володимир Куковський, представник компанії Dentsu Aegis Network Ukraine Олександр Яценко і представник компанії SimilarWeb Павло Тучинський презентували методику та дані дослідження пошукової реклами в Україні.
          Материалы GlobalLogic Kharkiv JS TechTalk #2      Cache   Translate Page      

GlobalLogic уже во второй раз собрал почти 250 JavaScript-разработчиков Харькова на GlobalLogic Kharkiv JS TechTalk! Предлагаем вашему вниманию материалы техтока, который состоялся 17 августа в Fabrika.Space!

Видеообзор мероприятия:

Эксперты-практики GlobalLogic пообщались с участниками об использовании redux-saga для организации сайд-эффектов, внутреннем устройстве Node.js и взаимодействии V8 с операционной системой. Особое внимание было уделено имплементации и использованию блокчейна на Node.js.

Открыл техток модератор мероприятия, лидер JS-направления компании в Харькове — Денис Братчук (Engineering Director, GlobalLogic).

Первым с докладом на тему «Node.js Internals and V8 / Operating System Interaction» выступил Артур Торосян (Software Engineer, Consultant, GlobalLogic).

Он рассказал, что находится «под капотом» Node.js и как происходит его общение с операционной системой. Он также остановился на реализации асинхронности Node.js и поделился советами по эффективному использованию этих знаний для решения бизнес-задач.

«Node.js Internals and V8 / Operating System Interaction»


Следующим выступил Валерий Радченко (Senior Software Engineer, Consultant, GlobalLogic, Харьков) с темой «Node.js Blockchain Implementation».

Он представил основы blockchain-архитектуры с примерами реализации блокчейна на JavaScript с помощью Node.js, а также поделился перспективами использования технологии для решения прикладных задач.

«Node.js Blockchain Implementation»


«Using Redux-Saga for Handling Side Effects» — третий доклад мероприятия, который подготовил Игорь Нестеренко (Lead Software Engineer, Consultant, GlobalLogic, Харьков).

В своем докладе Игорь рассмотрел теоретические основы использования библиотеки redux-saga, которая была создана для упрощения организации так называемых «побочных эффектов» (например, асинхронных операций). Кроме этого, он поделился практическими советами по использованию «саги» в реальных проектах.

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XinhuaKIEV, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Kiev Court of Appeal has ruled to arrest the shares of the Ukrainian subsidiaries of three Russian state-owned banks, local media reported on Wednesday. The Interfax-Ukraine news agency said that the shares of Ukrainian …In Ukraine seized the shares of three Russian banksThe Siver Post all 13 news articles …read […]
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Ukrainian border guards at the Boryspil airport detained a citizen of Tajikistan and the ISIS militant. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Read more here.

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has appointed Speaker for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betsa as Ukraine’s Ambassador to Estonia. “To appoint Mariana Oleksandrivna Betsa as extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Estonia,” reads Decree No. 282/2018 of Sept. 13, published on the presidential website. Betsa earlier worked […]

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KHARKIV, Ukraine — Ahead of its opening Champions League game, Shakhtar Donetsk has been on the hunt for a mole. Read more here.

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Sweden’s Svea Court of Appeal has withdrawn a temporary stay on the Stockholm arbitration ruling in accordance with which Gazprom must pay Naftogaz Ukrainy $2.6 billion, Naftogaz Chief Commercial Officer Yuriy Vitrenko said on his Facebook page. “The Swedish appeals court has considered our arguments and withdrawn its decision temporarily staying the obligatory execution in […]

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Ukraine’s infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said. Read more here.

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For the EU, bilateral issues between Russia and Ukraine threaten its largest external energy source—some 30 percent of the bloc’s gas imports transit through Ukraine. Read more here.

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Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan rejects corruption charges brought against him and says he is not going to resign. “I categorically refute all the accusations and charges brought against me. I will defend my name, honor and dignity in a legal way, and I will demand that investigators of the National Anti-corruption Bureau (NABU) […]

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Ukrainian authorities on Sept. 12 extradited Russian-born Timur Tumgoyev to Russia, prompting accusations that the Ukrainian government is cooperating with the Kremlin. The Kharkiv Human Rights Group, which provided legal services to Tumgoyev, said he had fought against Russia in the Donbas. This is the first time a soldier who has fought against Russian-led forces […]

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Artificial intelligence is being used to decipher graffiti dating back centuries in Ukraine, according to a new study. Published on the pre-print server ...
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The European Union is extending its current sanctions against certain Russian individuals and entities "over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity" of Ukraine for another six months, the Council of the European Union announced on Thursday. "The Council has prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2019. The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They currently apply to 155 persons and 44 entities," the statement read. The news come following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's announcement last week that the US and EU sanctions against Russia would remain in place until the conflict in eastern Ukraine is resolved.
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Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said.
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Пока на Украине атакованы только филиалы российских банков с государственным участием, однако ситуация накаляется, и для российского бизнеса в этой стране полностью отсутствуют какие-либо гарантии.

Апелляционный суд Киева решил наложить арест на акции украинских «дочек» российских банков с участием государства: ВТБ, Проминвестбанка и Сбербанка. Об этом говорится в определении суда, опубликованном в реестре судебных решений 12 сентября. 

Согласно документу, решение принято в связи с заявлением об обеспечении иска экс-главы правления «ПриватБанка» (один из владельцев — олигарх Игорь Коломойский) и еще 17 компаний, имевших активы в Крыму, о признании и выполнении решения Международного арбитражного суда в Гааге от 2 марта. В определении украинского суда сообщается, что Гаагский арбитраж присудил истцам суммарно около $130,5 млн компенсации за недвижимость, $9,2 млн компенсации расходов на судебный процесс, а также проценты на указанные суммы.

В определении Апелляционного суда Киева говорится, что истцы обратились к нему за признанием решения арбитража в июле этого года, и 17 июля украинский суд официально уведомил должника о поступлении такого заявления. В августе же истцы инициировали арест акций украинских «дочек» российских банков и другие меры обеспечения.

Определением суда от 5 сентября ВТБ, Проминвестбанку и Сбербанку запрещено осуществлять ликвидацию или реорганизацию юридического лица, осуществлять любые действия, направленные на отчуждение принадлежащего банкам движимого и недвижимого имущества, в том числе, по договорам купли-продажи, обмена, дарения и т.д.

В определении говорится, что оно вступает в силу с момента принятия, однако может быть обжаловано в Верховном Суде на протяжении 30 дней.

Ожидаемое решение
Для украинского политолога Константина Бондаренко произошедшее не стало неожиданностью.
«Украина давно говорила, что она собирается исполнить постановление суда в Гааге об аресте активов, принадлежащих российским компаниям. Тем самым Киев заявляет, что его слова не расходятся с делом», — сказал эксперт.

По мнению Бондаренко, президент Петр Порошенко сознательно идет на обострение перед возможными переговорами в Минске с российским лидером Владимиром Путиным. Также атака на российские банки может быть частью предвыборной кампании Порошенко, полагает эксперт.

«Он идет на обострение своей позиции в дальнейших переговорах с Россией: в Минске теоретически может состояться встреча Петра Порошенко и Владимира Путина. И потом, это принесет дополнительные очки действующему президенту страны в связи с участием в предвыборной компании», — отметил Бондаренко.
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Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who oversaw the entry of Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation on suspicion of illegal enrichment, anti-graft officials said on Thursday, but he denied any wrongdoing.

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A top U.S. Republican lawmaker has called for more to be done to punish Russia for its “aggressive acts” in Syria, Ukraine, and elsewhere, as pressure grows in Congress to move more forcefully against Moscow.
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Many of us have downloaded cracked software from the darker corners of the internet over the years. Remember when the only way to get Photoshop was to buy a $700 license? Yeah, enough said. Some of the most prolific users of cracked software these days aren't who you think. Farmers across the USA are grabbing modified copies of tractor software from sketchy Eastern European websites to get around John Deere's draconian software restrictions. Large-scale farming is now a heavily mechanized industry, and some of these pieces of machinery can cost several times as much as your car. John Deere is becoming known as a particularly troublesome company to deal with when you need to make repairs on one of the expensive pieces of farm equipment you bought. Farmers explained to Motherboard recently how the software running on their tractors make even simple repairs a pain. John Deere's tractor firmware prevents the owners from making an unauthorized repairs. Whenever maintenance is needed, an authorized agent needs to swing by and connect to the tractor with diagnostic software. They okay the repair, and the tractor to works. Without that, it's a very big paperweight. John Deere charges several hundred dollars for service calls, plus $150 per hour for the technician. When techs aren't available, they have to wait. The alternative many are starting to turn to is pirating the diagnostic software themselves. Most of the cracked John Deere programs seem to be coming out of Poland and Ukraine. Gaining access involves finding one of the secretive invite-only forums and paying a membership fee. Once inside, farmers can buy John Deere's software kits for a few hundred dollars -- the cost of just a few maintenance checks. The legality of this is questionable. The Librarian of Congress has approved a temporary exemption to the DMCA that allows owners of land vehicles to circumvent locked down software. Doing it with cracked software is a different matter. The farm-heavy state of Nebraska is one of those pushing right-to-repair legislation, which would render John Deere's license agreement void. Then, it would have to sue individual customers for violating the contract if it wanted to enforce it. Naturally, it's fighting the legislation hard. Farmers fear what will happen if right to repair doesn't become law. Will John Deere get to decided when their tractors stop working by ending repair service? It's like when a game developer shuts down the online authentication server for that game you bought five years ago. Except instead a game that cost you $40, it's a tractor that cost $30,000 and should be able to run for years to come.

California farmers fighting for the right to repair got hosed by their own lobbying arm.

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The gold-capped spires of St. Sophia’s Cathedral tower over the landscape of Ukraine’s capital as one of the city’s most significant historical sites. The 11th-century house of worship provides a monumental reminder of Kiev’s spot at the crossroads of East and West, as well as surprising insights into the everyday lives of Kiev’s residents: Some 300 pieces of medieval graffiti scrawled on its walls capture a community’s daydreams and worries...
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Вероятность того, что нынешний президент Украины Петр Порошенко не будет идти на второй срок, очень мала.

Об этом в эфире телеканала «NewsOne» заявил экс-комбат батальона “Айдар”, депутат Верховной Рады Сергей Мельничук, передает корреспондент «ПолитНавигатора».

«Я бы, например, хотел, чтобы президент сказал, что он не будет баллотироваться на пост президента», – поделился Мельничук.

Но при этом он не верит в такое развитие событий.

«Может быть такое будет, хотя действительно вероятность очень мала», – считает нардеп.

Напомним, что ранее «ПолитНавигатор» цитировал социолога Евгения Копатько, который заявил, что у президента Украины Петра Порошенко нет шансов победить на предстоящих выборах, а потому он будет делать ставку на дестабилизацию обстановки в стране.

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Одиозного министра инфраструктуры Украины Владимира Омеляна подозревают в незаконном обогащении и подаче ложной декларации.

Соответствующие подозрения сегодня ему вручило НАБУ, передает корреспондент «ПолитНавигатора».

По данным следствия, за все 18 лет нахождения на госслужбе Омелян заработал 2,17 млн. грн. При этом лишь официально в период с 2008 по 2015 год он потратил 3,45 млн. грн.

Сам Омелян связывает дело НАБУ против себя с началом предвыборной кампании на Украине.

«Если это самые большие «преступления», которые смогли мне инкриминировать за время моей работы министром, то мне не стыдно смотреть в глаза ни нашим гражданам, ни иностранным партнерам, ни руководству страны. В то же время, хочу напомнить, что в УЗ ежегодно исчезает бесследно больше 15 млрд. грн, как заходили «Раянэйр», подписывался контракт с GE, проводилось дноуглубление – не знает только ленивый. Но на это времени нет, есть другие важные цели… Поздравляю, выборы начались», – написал Омелян в своем блоге.

Известный украинский журналист Александр Дубинский, вспоминая все «революционные» идеи Омеляна, как то создание на Украине гиперлупа, отмену пассажирского сообщения с Российской Федерацией и так далее, отмечает, что таким образом министр готовился объявить о своем психическом расстройстве из-за которого ему будет нельзя отбывать срок.

«Все эти гиперлупы, дороги к Бандере, отмена поездов и шелковые пути – всего лишь подготовка к тому, чтобы «откосить на дурку» от уголовки», – полагает Дубинский.

Ранее Омелян заявлял, что построит дорогу к селу, где родился Степан Бандера, после видений о “великом проводнике”, а затем пообещал построить на Украине 50 аэропортов.

Ранее стало известно, что жена министра инфраструктуры Украины Владимира Омеляна продает свои дизайнерские платья во «вражеской» Российской Федерации.

Как писал «Ридус», ранее Омелян заявил, что хотел бы, чтобы в своей речи после чемпионского поединка украинский боксер Александр Усик заявил: «За мной придет Бандера и добьет каждого из вас».

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Украинская власть вместо того, чтобы решать злободневные проблемы, откладывает самые громкие и неоднозначные заявления на чёрный день для собственного пиара.

Об этом в эфире канала «112» заявил председатель профсоюза работников МВД, одиозный экс-боевик нацбата Илья Кива, передаёт корреспондент «ПолитНавигатора».

«Что касается позиции по Азовскому морю, то, конечно, мы в проигрышной ситуации. У нас нет флота, у нас недостаточно сил, чтобы диктовать. Мало того, у нас нет сил даже для того, чтобы сесть за стол переговоров. Потому что нас не учитывают, мы не есть субъект. Те люди, которые в переговорном процессе, не представляют народ Украины. Отсутствует государственная стратегия в отношении сложившегося конфликта.

Когда началась аннексия Крыма в 2014 году, когда противник зашёл на территорию, и мы её потеряли, у меня вопрос. Почему на тот момент никто не обращался в международные суды за помощью в разрешении возможной ситуации с Азовским морем. Это же всего лишь просчёты действий противника. Мост они когда начали строить? В 2014, и мы должны были тогда должны были предположить возможные потери!» – митинговал экс-боевик.

«У меня вопрос как у гражданина Украины: почему мы каждый раз, когда нам нужно обострить ситуацию, вытягиваем что-то из рукава? И сейчас, когда нужно обострить ситуацию, ещё больше ввести ещё большую точку невозврата, мы достаём Азовское море! И делаем публичные заявления», – добавил «прозревший» Илья Кива.

Как сообщал «ПолитНавигатор», ранее решение Киева разорвать договоров с Россией на Украине сравнили с кессонной болезнью.

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For the past two years, I've examined's commit data to understand who develops Drupal, how much of that work is sponsored, and where that sponsorship comes from.

I have now reported on this data for three years in a row, which means I can start to better compare year-over-year data. Understanding how an open-source project works is important because it establishes a benchmark for project health and scalability.

I would also recommend taking a look at the 2016 report or the 2017 report. Each report looks at data collected in the 12-month period between July 1st and June 30th.

This year's report affirms that Drupal has a large and diverse community of contributors. In the 12-month period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, 7,287 different individuals and 1,002 different organizations contributed code to This include contributions to Drupal core and all contributed projects on

In comparison to last year's report, both the number of contributors and contributions has increased. Our community of contributors (including both individuals and organizations) is also becoming more diverse. This is an important area of growth, but there is still work to do.

For this report, we looked at all of the issues marked "closed" or "fixed" in our ticketing system in the 12-month period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. This includes Drupal core and all of the contributed projects on, across all major versions of Drupal. This year, 24,447 issues were marked "closed" or "fixed", a 5% increase from the 23,238 issues in the 2016-2017 period. This averages out to 67 feature improvements or bug fixes a day.

In total, we captured 49,793 issue credits across all 24,447 issues. This marks a 17% increase from the 42,449 issue credits recorded in the previous year. Of the 49,793 issue credits reported this year, 18% (8,822 credits) were for Drupal core, while 82% (40,971 credits) went to contributed projects.

"Closed" or "fixed" issues are often the result of multiple people working on the issue. We try to capture who contributes through's unique credit system. We used the data from the credit system for this analysis. There are a few limitations with this approach, which we'll address at the end of this report.

What is the credit system?

In the spring of 2015, after proposing ideas for giving credit and discussing various approaches at length, added the ability for people to attribute their work to an organization or customer in the issue queues. Maintainers of Drupal modules, themes, and distributions can award issue credits to people who help resolve issues with code, translations, documentation, design and more.

Example issue credit on drupal org

A screenshot of an issue comment on You can see that jamadar worked on this patch as a volunteer, but also as part of his day job working for TATA Consultancy Services on behalf of their customer, Pfizer.

Credits are a powerful motivator for both individuals and organizations. Accumulating credits provides individuals with a way to showcase their expertise. Organizations can utilize credits to help recruit developers, to increase their visibility within the marketplace, or to showcase their Drupal expertise.

Who is working on Drupal?

In the 12-month period between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, 24,447, received code contributions from 7,287 different individuals and 1,002 different organizations.

Contributions by individuals vs organizations

While the number of individual contributors rose, a relatively small number of individuals still do the majority of the work. Approximately 48% of individual contributors received just one credit. Meanwhile, the top 30 contributors (the top 0.4%) account for more than 24% of the total credits. These individuals put an incredible amount of time and effort in developing Drupal and its contributed projects:

Rank Username Issues
1 RenatoG 851
2 RajabNatshah 745
3 jrockowitz 700
4 adriancid 529
5 bojanz 515
6 Berdir 432
7 alexpott 414
8 mglaman 414
9 Wim Leers 395
10 larowlan 360
11 DamienMcKenna 353
12 dawehner 340
13 catch 339
14 heddn 327
15 xjm 303
16 pifagor 284
17 quietone 261
18 borisson_ 255
19 adci_contributor 255
20 volkswagenchick 254
21 drunken monkey 231
22 amateescu 225
23 joachim 199
24 mkalkbrenner 195
25 chr.fritsch 185
26 gaurav.kapoor 178
27 phenaproxima 177
28 mikeytown2 173
29 joelpittet 170
30 timmillwood 169

Out of the top 30 contributors featured, 15 were also recognized as top contributors in our 2017 report. These Drupalists' dedication and continued contribution to the project has been crucial to Drupal's development. It's also exciting to see 15 new names on the list. This mobility is a testament to the community's evolution and growth. It's also important to recognize that a majority of the 15 repeat top contributors are at least partially sponsored by an organization. We value the organizations that sponsor these remarkable individuals, because without their support, it could be more challenging to be in the top 30 year over year.

How diverse is Drupal?

Next, we looked at both the gender and geographic diversity of code contributors. While these are only two examples of diversity, this is the only available data that contributors can currently choose to share on their profiles. The reported data shows that only 7% of the recorded contributions were made by contributors that do not identify as male, which continues to indicates a steep gender gap. This is a one percent increase compared to last year. The gender imbalance in Drupal is profound and underscores the need to continue fostering diversity and inclusion in our community.

To address this gender gap, in addition to advancing representation across various demographics, the Drupal community is supporting two important initiatives. The first is to adopt more inclusive user demographic forms on Adopting Open Demographics on will also allow us to improve reporting on diversity and inclusion, which in turn will help us better support initiatives that advance diversity and inclusion. The second initiative is supporting the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion Contribution Team, which works to better include underrepresented groups to increase code and community contributions. The DDI Contribution Team recruits team members from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups, and provides support and mentorship to help them contribute to Drupal.

It's important to reiterate that supporting diversity and inclusion within Drupal is essential to the health and success of the project. The people who work on Drupal should reflect the diversity of people who use and work with the software. While there is still a lot of work to do, I'm excited about the impact these various initiatives will have on future reports.

Contributions by gender

When measuring geographic diversity, we saw individual contributors from 6 different continents and 123 different countries:

Contributions by continent

Contributions by country

The top 20 countries from which contributions originate. The data is compiled by aggregating the countries of all individual contributors behind each commit. Note that the geographical location of contributors doesn't always correspond with the origin of their sponsorship. Wim Leers, for example, works from Belgium, but his funding comes from Acquia, which has the majority of its customers in North America.

123 different countries is seven more compared to the 2017 report. The new countries include Rwanda, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Swaziland, Zambia. Seeing contributions from more African countries is certainly a highlight.

How much of the work is sponsored?

Issue credits can be marked as "volunteer" and "sponsored" simultaneously (shown in jamadar's screenshot near the top of this post). This could be the case when a contributor does the minimum required work to satisfy the customer's need, in addition to using their spare time to add extra functionality.

While Drupal started out as a 100% volunteer-driven project, today the majority of the code on is sponsored by organizations. Only 12% of the commit credits that we examined in 2017-2018 were "purely volunteer" credits (6,007 credits), in stark contrast to the 49% that were "purely sponsored". In other words, there were four times as many "purely sponsored" credits as "purely volunteer" credits.

Contributions by volunteer vs sponsored

A few comparisons between the 2017-2018 and the 2016-2017 data:

  • The credit system is being used more frequently. In total, we captured 49,793 issue credits across all 24,447 issues in the 2017-2018 period. This marks a 17% increase from the 42,449 issue credits recorded in the previous year. Between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, 28% of all credits had no attribution while in the period between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, only 25% of credits lacked attribution. More people have become aware of the credit system, the attribution options, and their benefits.
  • Sponsored credits are growing faster than volunteer credits. Both "purely volunteer" and "purely sponsored" credits grew, but "purely sponsored" credits grew faster. There are two reasons why this could be the case: (1) more contributions are sponsored and (2) organizations are more likely to use the credit system compared to volunteers.

No data is perfect, but it feels safe to conclude that most of the work on Drupal is sponsored. At the same time, the data shows that volunteer contribution remains very important to Drupal. Maybe most importantly, while the number of volunteers and sponsors has grown year over year in absolute terms, sponsored contributions appear to be growing faster than volunteer contributions. This is consistent with how open source projects grow and scale.

Who is sponsoring the work?

Now that we've established a majority of contributions to Drupal are sponsored, we want to study which organizations contribute to Drupal. While 1,002 different organizations contributed to Drupal, approximately 50% of them received four credits or less. The top 30 organizations (roughly the top 3%) account for approximately 48% of the total credits, which implies that the top 30 companies play a crucial role in the health of the Drupal project. The graph below shows the top 30 organizations and the number of credits they received between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018:

Top 30 organizations contributing to Drupal

The top 30 contributing organizations based on the number of commit credits.

While not immediately obvious from the graph above, a variety of different types of companies are active in Drupal's ecosystem:

Category Description
Traditional Drupal businesses Small-to-medium-sized professional services companies that primarily make money using Drupal. They typically employ fewer than 100 employees, and because they specialize in Drupal, many of these professional services companies contribute frequently and are a huge part of our community. Examples are Chapter Three and Lullabot (both shown on graph).
Digital marketing agencies Larger full-service agencies that have marketing-led practices using a variety of tools, typically including Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager, Sitecore, WordPress, etc. They tend to be larger, with the larger agencies employing thousands of people. Examples are Wunderman and Mirum.
System integrators Larger companies that specialize in bringing together different technologies into one solution. Example system agencies are Accenture, TATA Consultancy Services, Capgemini and CI&T (shown on graph).
Technology and infrastructure companies Examples are Acquia (shown on graph), Lingotek, BlackMesh, Rackspace, Pantheon and
End-users Examples are Pfizer (shown on graph) or NBCUniversal.

A few observations:

  • Almost all of the sponsors in the top 30 are traditional Drupal businesses. Companies like MD Systems (12 employees), Valuebound (58 employees), Chapter Three (33 employees), Commerce Guys (13 employees) and PreviousNext (22 employees) are, despite their size, critical to Drupal's success.
  • Compared to these traditional Drupal businesses, Acquia has nearly 800 employees and at least ten full-time Drupal contributors. Acquia works to resolve some of the most complex issues on, many of which are not recognized by the credit system (e.g. release management, communication, sprint organizing, and project coordination). Acquia added several full-time contributors compared to last year, however, I believe that Acquia should contribute even more due to its comparative size.
  • No digital marketing agencies show up in the top 30, though some of them are starting to contribute. It's exciting that an increasing number of digital marketing agencies are delivering beautiful experiences using Drupal. As a community, we need to work to ensure that each of these firms are contributing back to the project with the same commitment that we see from firms like Commerce Guys, CI&T or Acro Media. Compared to last year, we have not made meaningful progress on growing contributions from digital marketing agencies. It would be interesting to see what would happen if more large organizations mandated contributions from their partners. Pfizer, for example, only works with agencies and vendors that contribute back to Drupal, and requires that its agency partners contribute to open source. If more organizations took this stance, it could have a big impact on the number of digital agencies that contribute to Drupal
  • The only system integrator in the top 30 is CI&T, which ranked 3rd with 959 credits. As far as system integrators are concerned, CI&T is a smaller player with approximately 2,500 employees. However, we do see various system integrators outside of the top 30, including Globant, Capgemini, Sapient and TATA Consultancy Services. Each of these system integrators reported 30 to 85 credits in the past year. The top contributor is TATA with 85 credits.
  • Infrastructure and software companies also play an important role in our community, yet only Acquia appears in the top 30. While Acquia has a professional services division, more than 75% of the contributions come from the product organization. Other infrastructure companies include Pantheon and, which are both venture-backed, platform-as-a-service companies that were born from the Drupal community. Pantheon has 6 credits and has 47 credits. Amazee Labs, a company that is building an infrastructure business, reported 40 credits. Compared to last year, Acquia and Rackspace have slightly more credits, while Pantheon, and Amazee contributed less. Lingotek, a vendor that offers cloud-based translation management software has 84 credits.
  • We also saw three end-users in the top 30 as corporate sponsors: Pfizer (491 credits, up from 251 credits the year before), Thunder (432 credits), and the German company, bio.logis (319 credits, up from 212 credits the year before). Other notable customers outside of the top 30, include Workday, Wolters Kluwer, Burda Media, YMCA and OpenY, and NBCUniversal. We also saw contributions from many universities, including University of Colorado Boulder, University of Waterloo, Princeton University, University of Adelaide, University of Sydney, University of Edinburgh, McGill University and more.

Contributions by technology companies

We can conclude that technology and infrastructure companies, digital marketing agencies, system integrators and end-users are not making significant code contributions to today. How can we explain this disparity in comparison to the traditional Drupal businesses that contribute the most? We believe the biggest reasons are:

  1. Drupal's strategic importance. A variety of the traditional Drupal agencies almost entirely depend on Drupal to support their businesses. Given both their expertise and dependence on Drupal, they are most likely to look after Drupal's development and well-being. Contrast this with most of the digital marketing agencies and system integrators who work with a diversified portfolio of content management platforms. Their well-being is less dependent on Drupal's success.
  2. The level of experience with Drupal and open source. Drupal aside, many organizations have little or no experience with open source, so it is important that we motivate and teach them to contribute.
  3. Legal reservations. We recognize that some organizations are not legally permitted to contribute, let alone attribute their customers. We hope that will change as open source continues to get adopted.
  4. Tools barriers. Drupal contribution still involves a patch-based workflow on's unique issue queue system. This presents a fairly steep learning curve to most developers, who primarily work with more modern and common tools such as GitHub. We hope to lower some of these barriers through our collaboration with GitLab.
  5. Process barriers. Getting code changes accepted into a Drupal project — especially Drupal core — is hard work. Peer reviews, gates such as automated testing and documentation, required sign-offs from maintainers and committers, knowledge of best practices and other community norms are a few of the challenges a contributor must face to get code accepted into Drupal. Collaborating with thousands of people on a project as large and widely-used as Drupal requires such processes, but new contributors often don't know that these processes exist, or don't understand why they exist.

We should do more to entice contribution

Drupal is used by more than one million websites. Everyone who uses Drupal benefits from work that thousands of other individuals and organizations have contributed. Drupal is great because it is continuously improved by a diverse community of contributors who are enthusiastic to give back.

However, the vast majority of the individuals and organizations behind these Drupal websites never participate in the development of the project. They might use the software as it is or don't feel the need to help drive its development. We have to provide more incentive for these individuals and organizations to contribute back to the project.

Consequently, this data shows that the Drupal community can do more to entice companies to contribute code to The Drupal community has a long tradition of encouraging organizations to share code rather than keep it behind firewalls. While the spirit of the Drupal project cannot be reduced to any single ideology — not every organization can or will share their code — we would like to see organizations continue to prioritize collaboration over individual ownership.

We understand and respect that some can give more than others and that some might not be able to give back at all. Our goal is not to foster an environment that demands what and how others should give back. Our aim is not to criticize those who do not contribute, but rather to help foster an environment worthy of contribution. This is clearly laid out in Drupal's Values and Principles.

Given the vast amount of Drupal users, we believe continuing to encourage organizations and end-users to contribute is still a big opportunity. From my own conversations, it's clear that organizations still need need education, training and help. They ask questions like: "Where can we contribute?", "How can we convince our legal department?", and more.

There are substantial benefits and business drivers for organizations that contribute: (1) it improves their ability to sell and win deals and (2) it improves their ability to hire. Companies that contribute to Drupal tend to promote their contributions in RFPs and sales pitches. Contributing to Drupal also results in being recognized as a great place to work for Drupal experts.

What projects have sponsors?

To understand where the organizations sponsoring Drupal put their money, I've listed the top 20 most sponsored projects:

Rank Project name Issues
1 Drupal core 5919
2 Webform 905
3 Drupal Commerce 607
4 Varbase: The Ultimate Drupal 8 CMS Starter Kit (Bootstrap Ready) 551
5 Commerce Point of Sale (POS) 324
6 Views 318
7 Commerce Migrate 307
8 JSON API 304
9 Paragraphs 272
10 Open Social 222
11 Search API Solr Search 212
12 Drupal Connector for Janrain Identity Cloud 197
13 security advisory coverage applications 189
14 Facets 171
15 Open Y 162
16 Metatag 162
17 Web Page Archive 154
18 Drupal core - JavaScript Modernization Initiative 145
19 Thunder 144
20 XML sitemap 120

Who is sponsoring the top 30 contributors?

Rank Username Issues Volunteer Sponsored Not specified Sponsors
1 RenatoG 851 0% 100% 0% CI&T (850), Johnson & Johnson (23)
2 RajabNatshah 745 14% 100% 0% Vardot (653), Webship (90)
3 jrockowitz 700 94% 97% 1% The Big Blue House (680), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (7), Rosewood Marketing (2), Kennesaw State University (1)
4 adriancid 529 99% 19% 0% Ville de Montréal (98)
5 bojanz 515 0% 98% 2% Commerce Guys (503), Torchbox (17), Adapt (6), Acro Media (4), Bluespark (1)
6 Berdir 432 0% 92% 8% MD Systems (396), (10), Acquia (2)
7 alexpott 414 13% 84% 10% Chapter Three (123), Thunder (120), Acro Media (103)
8 mglaman 414 5% 96% 1% Commerce Guys (393), Impactiv (17), Circle Web Foundry (16), Rosewood Marketing (14), LivePerson (13), Bluespark (4), Acro Media (4), (3), Thinkbean (2), Matsmart (2)
9 Wim Leers 395 8% 94% 0% Acquia (371)
10 larowlan 360 13% 97% 1% PreviousNext (350), University of Technology, Sydney (24), Charles Darwin University (10), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) (1), Department of Justice & Regulation, Victoria (1)
11 DamienMcKenna 353 1% 95% 5% Mediacurrent (334)
12 dawehner 340 48% 86% 4% Chapter Three (279), Torchbox (10), Drupal Association (5), Tag1 Consulting (3), Acquia (2), TES Global (1)
13 catch 339 1% 97% 3% Third and Grove (320), Tag1 Consulting (8)
14 heddn 327 2% 99% 1% MTech (325)
15 xjm 303 0% 97% 3% Acquia (293)
16 pifagor 284 32% 99% 1% GOLEMS GABB (423), Drupal Ukraine Community (73)
17 quietone 261 48% 55% 5% Acro Media (143)
18 borisson_ 255 93% 55% 3% Dazzle (136), Intracto digital agency (1), Acquia (1), DUG BE vzw (Drupal User Group Belgium) (1)
19 adci_contributor 255 0% 100% 0% ADCI Solutions (255)
20 volkswagenchick 254 1% 100% 0% Hook 42 (253)
21 drunken monkey 231 91% 22% 0% DBC (24), Vizala (20), Sunlime Web Innovations GmbH (4), Wunder Group (1), epiqo (1), Zebralog (1)
22 amateescu 225 3% 95% 3% Pfizer (211), Drupal Association (1), Chapter Three (1)
23 joachim 199 56% 44% 19% Torchbox (88)
24 mkalkbrenner 195 0% 99% 1% bio.logis (193), OSCE: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (119)
25 chr.fritsch 185 0% 99% 1% Thunder (183)
26 gaurav.kapoor 178 0% 81% 19% OpenSense Labs (144), DrupalFit (55)
27 phenaproxima 177 0% 99% 1% Acquia (176)
28 mikeytown2 173 0% 0% 100%
29 joelpittet 170 28% 74% 16% The University of British Columbia (125)
30 timmillwood 169 1% 100% 0% Pfizer (169), Appnovation (163), Millwood Online (6)

We observe that the top 30 contributors are sponsored by 58 organizations. This kind of diversity is aligned with our desire to make sure that Drupal is not controlled by a single organization. These top contributors and organizations are from many different parts of the world, and work with customers large and small. Nonetheless, we will continue to benefit from an increased distribution of contribution.

Limitations of the credit system and the data

While the benefits are evident, it is important to note a few of the limitations in's current credit system:

  • Contributing to issues on is not the only way to contribute. Other activities, such as sponsoring events, promoting Drupal, and providing help and mentorship are also important to the long-term health of the Drupal project. Many of these activities are not currently captured by the credit system. For this post, we chose to only look at code contributions.
  • We acknowledge that parts of Drupal are developed on GitHub and therefore aren't fully credited on The actual number of contributions and contributors could be significantly higher than what we report. The Drupal Association is working to integrate GitLab with GitLab will provide support for "merge requests", which means contributing to Drupal will feel more familiar to the broader audience of open source contributors who learned their skills in the post-patch era. Some of GitLab's tools, such as inline editing and web-based code review, will also lower the barrier to contribution, and should help us grow both the number of contributions and contributors on
  • Even when development is done on, the credit system is not used consistently. As using the credit system is optional, a lot of code committed on has no or incomplete contribution credits.
  • Not all code credits are the same. We currently don't have a way to account for the complexity and quality of contributions; one person might have worked several weeks for just one credit, while another person might receive a credit for ten minutes of work. In the future, we should consider issuing credit data in conjunction with issue priority, patch size, etc. This could help incentivize people to work on larger and more important problems and save coding standards improvements for new contributor sprints. Implementing a scoring system that ranks the complexity of an issue would also allow us to develop more accurate reports of contributed work.

Like Drupal itself, the credit system needs to continue to evolve. Ultimately, the credit system will only be useful when the community uses it, understands its shortcomings, and suggests constructive improvements.


Our data confirms that Drupal is a vibrant community full of contributors who are constantly evolving and improving the software. While we have amazing geographic diversity, we still need greater gender diversity, in addition to better representation across various demographic groups. Our analysis of the credit data concludes that most contributions to Drupal are sponsored. At the same time, the data shows that volunteer contribution remains very important to Drupal.

As a community, we need to understand that a healthy open source ecosystem includes more than the traditional Drupal businesses that contribute the most. We still don't see a lot of contribution from the larger digital marketing agencies, system integrators, technology companies, or end-users of Drupal — we believe that might come as these organizations build out their Drupal practices and Drupal becomes more strategic for them.

To grow and sustain Drupal, we should support those that contribute to Drupal and find ways to get those that are not contributing involved in our community. We invite you to help us continue to strengthen our ecosystem.

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Apparently, Wikileaks had the full dataset in searchable form but refused to release it. FOIA/transparency activist Emma Best decided to call out Wikileaks on its perceived duplicity (the dumping of the Podesta/DNC emails but not the release of the Manafort text messages) and made the database publicly available. As she wrote then, the likelihood of the text message dump leading to further issues for Manafort's daughter was minimal, given that it had been more than a year since it became public knowledge their phones had been hacked.

Now, more than two months after Emma Best made the texts available in searchable form, a lawyer representing Manafort's daughter is demanding the removal of Best's tweets linking to her post about the text message database. This summary of events comes from Joseph Cox at Motherboard:

Shortly after that publication and Best’s tweet, Shand’s lawyer, Matthew Crowl from law firm RSHC, flagged the tweet to Twitter through its normal reporting mechanisms, judging by the letter Crowl sent to the company days later. Twitter said the tweet did not violate its policy on distributing private information, according to the letter.

“That response is unacceptable,” Crowl wrote. “After these private, stolen messages were linked in the offending Tweet, several members of my client’s family have received harassing and threatening messages.” Crowl highlights Twitter has various options to “protect Ms. Shand’s privacy,” including suspending or terminating an offending account, and points to how Twitter’s rules say users “may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission.” The tweet itself did not contain any of the hacked text messages, but contained a link that went to a page which led to the text cache.

Emma Best posted screenshots of the threat letter to Twitter, noting she is not going to voluntarily delete the tweets targeted by Matthew Crowl. Twitter apparently isn't going to delete them either, leaving Crowl with little more than a blustery threat on law firm letterhead. Crowl intends to pursue "all legal remedies" to get the tweets removed, which will probably include a lawsuit he has little chance of winning.

The publication of the texts is clearly in the public's interest, even if a vast majority of them are not newsworthy. Prior to this publication, people were dependent on journalists to sift through the mass of texts to surface those deemed newsworthy. Independent investigations of the messages' content was all but impossible before Best published a searchable database.

While there may be some privacy implications in the released texts, those relating directly to Paul Manafort and his actions -- especially those discussing his relationship with Russian entities -- carry minimal privacy concerns, at least when weighed against the public's interest in the content of those messages. Best's upload simply made it easier to find newsworthy text messages, even if the unavoidable side effect was the easy perusal of texts containing nothing of public interest.

Any legal action undertaken by Crowl will have to go head-to-head with the First Amendment. Even if Crowl finds a judge willing to buy his arguments, the dissemination of the database ensures the burial of Best's article/tweets will do nothing to prevent the public from continuing to dig through the 285,000 messages obtained by hackers. While it's understandable his client is unhappy this has happened, a lawsuit victory would be about as effective as hanging Emma Best in effigy. It might make a few people feel better, but it won't turn back the clock. The only thing it's guaranteed to do is create a chilling effect that will deter future publications of newsworthy data obtained from third parties.

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Perhaps they had a chance back during the Obama days when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed her amusing “Reset” in USA-Russia relations to the new Medvedew Presidency following Putin’s rotation to the seat of Prime Minister in March 2009. Had Washington been a bit more perceptive and offered serious alternatives, it is conceivable that Washington would today have a geopolitical isolation of their second major problem on the Eurasian Continent, namely, the Peoples’ Republic of China. Recently the US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Wess Mitchell, testified to the Senate where he candidly revealed the true reasons for current Washington and London campaigns and sanctions against Russia. It has nothing to do with faked allegations of US election interference; it has nothing to do with poorly-staged false flag poisoning of the Russian Skripals. It’s far more fundamental and takes us back to the era before the First World War more than a century ago.
In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 21 August, Wess Mitchell, the successor to Victoria Nuland, gave an extraordinarily honest statement of real US geopolitical strategy towards Russia. It revealed a bit more honesty apparently than the US State Department wanted, because they quickly sanitized their published version on the department website.
In his opening remarks to the Senate committee members Mitchell stated:
The starting point of the National Security Strategy is the recognition that America has entered a period of big-power competition, and that past US policies have neither sufficiently grasped the scope of this emerging trend nor adequately equipped our nation to succeed in it.
Then he continues with the following extraordinary admission:
Contrary to the hopeful assumptions of previous administrations, Russia and China are serious competitors that are building up the material and ideological wherewithal to contest US primacy and leadership in the 21st Century. It continues to be among the foremost national security interests of the United States to prevent the domination of the Eurasian landmass by hostile powers. The central aim of the administration’s foreign policy is to prepare our nation to confront this challenge by systematically strengthening the military, economic and political fundaments of American power.”
In the State Department’s later sanitized version, the original text, “It continues to be among the foremost national security interests of the United States to prevent the domination of the Eurasian landmass by hostile powers.” And the sentence, “The central aim of the administration’s foreign policy is to prepare our nation to confront this challenge by systematically strengthening the military, economic and political fundaments of American power,” mysteriously were deleted. Because it was formal testimony presented to the Senate, however, the Senate version remains true to his original text, at least of 7 September, 2018. The State Department has been caught in a huge blunder.
If we pause to reflect on the meaning behind the words of Wess Mitchell, it’s pretty crude and wholly illegal in terms of the UN Charter, though Washington today seems to have forgotten that solemn document. Mitchell says US national security priority is to, “…prevent the domination of the Eurasian landmass by hostile powers.” He clearly means powers hostile to efforts of Washington and NATO to dominate Eurasia, ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union more than a quarter century ago.
But, wait. Mitchell earlier cites the two dominant powers who combined, he says, are the current prime foe of US global control. Mitchell states explicitly, “Russia and China are serious competitors that are building up the material and ideological wherewithal to contest US primacy and leadership.” But US control of Eurasia then means US control of Russia, China and environs. Eurasia is their land space. The Wess Mitchell Senate declaration is a kind of obscene global rollout of the 19th Century USA Monroe Doctrine: Eurasia is ours and “hostile powers” such as China or Russia who try to interfere in their own sovereign space, become de facto “enemy.” Then the formulation “building up the material and ideological wherewithal…” What’s that supposed to mean as justification for Washington policy to prepare a military response? Both nations are energetically moving, despite repeated Western economic warfare, to build their economic infrastructure independent of NATO control. That is understandable. But Mitchell admits it is for Washington Casus Belli.
To realize what a strategic blunder the Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs made with that one careless sentence and why the State Department rushed to delete his remarks, a brief excursion into basic Anglo-American geopolitical doctrine is useful. Here, discussion of the worldview of the godfather of geopolitics, British geographer Sir Halford Mackinder is essential. In 1904 in a speech before the Royal Geographical Society in London, Mackinder, a firm advocate of Empire, presented what is arguably one of the most influential documents in world foreign policy of the past two hundred years since the Battle of Waterloo. His short speech was titled “The Geographical Pivot of History.”
Russia and Eurasian Pivot
Mackinder divided the world into two primary geographical powers: Sea power versus Land power. On the dominant side was what he termed the “ring of bases” linking sea powers Britain, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and Japan in domination of the world seas and of commerce power. This ring of dominant sea-powers was inaccessible to any threat from land powers of Eurasia or Euro-Asia as he termed the vast continent. Mackinder further noted that were the Russian Empire able to expand over the lands of Euro-Asia and gain access to the vast resources there to build a naval fleet, “the empire of the world might then be in sight.” Mackinder added, “This might happen if Germany were to ally herself with Russia.”
Mackinder noted the enormous geopolitical implications of the then-new Russian Trans-Siberian Railway linking the vast territory of Russia from in Moscow at Yaroslavsky Vokzal, across all Russia some 6,000 miles to Vladivostock on the Pacific. He warned his select British audience, “the century will not be old before all Asia is covered with railways,” creating a vast land area inaccessible to the naval fleets of the British and later, Americans.
What the world has experienced since that prophetic 1904 London speech of Mackinder is two world wars, primarily aimed at breaking the German nation and its geopolitical threat to Anglo-American global domination, and to destroy the prospect of a peaceful emergence of a German-Russian Eurasia that, as Mackinder and British geopolitical strategists saw it, would put the “empire of the world” in sight.
Those two world wars in effect sabotaged the “covering of all Eurasia with railways.” Until, that is, in 2013 when China first proposed covering all Eurasia with a network of high-speed railways and infrastructure including energy pipelines and deep-water ports and Russia agreed to join the effort.
The Washington-orchestrated coup d’etat in Ukraine in February, 2014 was explicitly aimed at driving a bloody and deep wedge between Russia and Germany. At the time, Ukraine was the prime energy pipeline link feeding the German industry with Russian gas. German exports of everything from machine tools to cars to high-speed locomotives to build the rapidly-recovering Russian economy was transforming the geopolitical balance of power in favor of an emerging German-Russian-centered Eurasia to the detriment of Washington.
In an interview in January, 2015 following what he called “the most blatant coup in history”, the USA coup in Ukraine, Stratfor founder George Friedman, a student of Mackinder, stated, “…the most dangerous potential alliance, from the perspective of the United States, was considered to be an alliance between Russia and Germany. This would be an alliance of German technology and capital with Russian natural and human resources.”
Desperate Measures
At this point Washington is becoming more than a little desperate to bring the genie back in the bottle that their clumsy 2014 Coup d’etat in Ukraine caused to get out. That coup forced Russia to take more seriously its potential strategic alliances in Eurasia and catalyzed present Russia-China cooperation as well as the Russian engagement with key Eurasian neighbor states in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Wess Mitchell’s predecessor, Victoria Nuland, with her cocky hubris in Ukraine, when she was caught telling her Kiev Ambassador, “F**k the EU,” was noted across Eurasia. She gave the Washington game away. It’s not about principled diplomatic partnership. It’s about power and empire.
Now Wess Mitchell’s admission that the US strategic policy is to “prevent domination of Eurasia by hostile powers” tells Russia and tells China, had they had any doubts, that the war is about a fundamental geopolitical contest to the end over who will dominate Eurasia—it’s legitimate inhabitants, centered around China and Russia, or an imperial Anglo-American axis that has been behind two world wars in the past century. Because Washington mismanaged the Russian “Reset” that was meant to draw Russia into the NATO web, Washington today is forced to wage a war on two fronts—China and Russia—war it is not prepared to win.
F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

New York subway station buried by 9/11 open again-Commuters cheer as trains roll into the Cortlandt Street stop for the first time since the September 11 terror attacks-By AFP-TOI-SEP 11,18

NEW YORK — Just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through a New York City subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago.People cheered, clapped and held their phones up to record the event as a train rolled to a stop, video footage from the subway station showed.The Cortlandt stop reopened on Saturday on the Number One line in what The New York Times described as “the last major piece in the city’s quest to rebuild what was lost.”The station was under the World Trade Center, whose twin towers collapsed in flames after being struck by airliners commandeered by Al-Qaeda terrorists.World Trade Centre Cortlandt station in Lower Manhattan has reopened for the first time in 17 years. It was devastated by the September 11th attacks. The new design features a sombre mosaic quoting the Declaration of Independence and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights— GTA Transit Helper (@TransitHelper) September 9, 2018-The Metropolitan Transportation Authority began rebuilding the stop in 2015, the Times reported.The 9/11 attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the United States and led to the launch of deadly, long-running wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — countries that remain plagued by violence and instability to this day.The new WTC Cortlandt station on the 1 line is now open to the public. It’s fully accessible, has fewer columns for easier customer flow, and is also air-tempered to keep you cooler on hot days.— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) September 8, 2018-

CBS chief executive Moonves quits over sexual misconduct claims-Network deducting $20 million from disgraced CEO’s severance package for donation to the #MeToo movement-By Jennie Matthew-TOI-SEP 11,18

NEW YORK — US television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of powerful CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew of escalating sexual misconduct allegations.Moonves, who transformed the corporation into the most watched television network in the country, was one of the most respected executives in Hollywood until he was first publicly accused.Two articles published by The New Yorker — on July 27 and on the day that his departure was announced — detailed allegations against the 68-year-old television titan from 12 different women.CBS subsequently declared that he would depart as chairman, president and CEO “effective immediately,” and that he and the network would donate $20 million to supporting the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace.“The donation, which will be made immediately, has been deducted from any severance benefits that may be due Moonves,” CBS said.The disgraced CEO will not receive any compensation, pending the results of an investigation into the allegations against him being conducted by two blue-chip law firms, the corporation announced.“Any payments to be made in the future will depend upon the results of the independent investigation and subsequent board evaluation,” CBS announced in a statement.Moonves’s departure had been widely expected, with US media reporting that the terms of his exit had been under negotiation for weeks, and a deal had been anticipated before markets open Monday.-Police report-At least one report had suggested that he could get a golden handshake of $100 million in stock.One of his accusers, Jessica Pallingston, told the Pulitzer-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who broke the allegations against Moonves in The New Yorker, that such a payoff would be “completely disgusting.”CBS announced that chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello will be president and acting CEO, overseeing all operations of the company, while the board searches for a permanent successor.Along with Moonves’s departure, CBS said it had agreet to settle a lawsuit with National Amusements pending in Delaware that would appoint six new independent directors to the board.The deal upheld the control of the Redstone family, whose members control an 80 percent voting stake in CBS, who agreed to drop — for at least two years — a proposed merger with the Viacom group.In July, Farrow’s first bombshell report detailed sexual harassment allegations from six women and complaints from dozens of others about a culture within the company tolerating sexual misconduct.While CBS appointed a team of lawyers to investigate, there was outrage from some advocates that Moonves was kept on the job.On Sunday, The New Yorker published allegations from another six women, who said that Moonves sexually harassed or assaulted them between 1980 and the early 2000s.They included claims that Moonves forced them into perform oral sex, exposed himself to them without their consent, and that he used physical violence and intimidation against them. Some of them also said Moonves retaliated after being rebuffed, damaging their careers.One of the women, television executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, filed a criminal complaint last year with Los Angeles police. The New Yorker said that while police found her allegations “credible” the alleged incidents happened too long ago to prosecute.-Moonves denial-Moonves told the magazine that three of the encounters were consensual.“I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women,” he said.“In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations. I can only surmise they are surfacing now for the first time, decades later, as part of a concerted effort by others to destroy my name, my reputation and my career.”Since joining CBS in 1995, Moonves transformed the corporation into the most watched television network in the country and one of the media industry’s best-performing businesses.He was promoted to president and CEO of CBS Television in 1998, and became chairman in 2003.Moonves worked previously at Warner Bros. Television, where his team developed hit shows such as “Friends” and “ER.”A one-time actor, he is father to four children. His second wife Julie Chen stood by him after the accusations first surfaced.Farrow shared a Pulitzer Prize with The New York Times for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, which galvanized the #MeToo movement to quash pervasive sexual harassment in showbiz and other industries.Earlier this year, he uncovered allegations of physical assault that forced New York state prosecutor Eric Schneiderman to resign.

Memorial for 9/11 victims to chime an ‘everlasting concert by our heroes’-Dedication comes nearly 17 years after passengers and crew on hijacked Flight 93 fought back against terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a Pennsylvania field-By MARK SCOLFORO-TOI-SEP 11,18

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to earth.Relatives of the 40 people killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, helped ring eight of what will eventually be 40 aluminum chimes at the Flight 93 National Memorial site, and former Gov. Tom Ridge said the Tower of Voices will be “an everlasting concert by our heroes.”The dedication occurred nearly 17 years after passengers on the hijacked flight from New Jersey to California fought back against a band of terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a rural field. Officials concluded the terrorists were aiming the Boeing 757 toward Washington, to be used as an enormous airborne weapon.It was “the day that lives were lost so that other lives were saved. And heroes were made over the skies of Shanksville,” said Ridge, who served as the first secretary of the Homeland Security Department when it was created after 9/11.The roughly 93-foot (28-meter) structure represents the final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Each chime generates a distinctive sound, and rows of trees that ring the site symbolize sound waves.“Together their voices will ring out into perpetuity, with this beautiful Somerset County, Pennsylvania, wind,” park Superintendent Stephen Clark said.The national park at a the crash site, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of Shanksville, also includes a memorial plaza, dedicated on the 10th anniversary in 2011, and a visitor’s center that opened three years ago.As a cold, driving rain pelted the hills, memorial architect Paul Murdoch spoke of the plan, which uses the wind to activate the chimes. The remaining chimes are expected to be installed in the coming weeks.“These chimes respond to unanswered cries of voices not spoken again, but remembered in the vibrations of a monumental tower” Murdoch said.They range from 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) long, weigh as much as 150 pounds (68 kilograms) and are tuned.Nearly 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11 attacks, when terrorists seized control of four planes. They flew two of them into the World Trade Center skyscrapers in New York and the fourth into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.“These guys are the real heroes,” said retired truck driver Stefan Robbins, visiting the memorial from Lexington, Kentucky. “They didn’t sign up — they’re not a cop, they’re not a firefighter.”The Flight 93 passengers learned in mid-flight they had been hijacked and responded heroically, declaring “let’s roll” as they confronted their adversaries inside the plane.Thirteen passengers on the plane made a combined 37 phone calls during the attack, getting information about the other three hijackings and crashes.“When they learned that, it galvanized them as a group,” Clark said. “They said, ‘We’re not going back to any airport. This is a suicide mission.'”As some passengers apparently tried to storm the cabin, the hijacker at the controls then rolled the plane, trying to throw them off balance, before the aircraft became inverted and crashed at 563 mph (906 kph) on the edge of a reclaimed strip mine at 10:30 a.m.The impact ignited about 100 hemlock trees. Hemlocks are used as symbols throughout the memorial’s design, including the tower.A 17-ton (15-metric ton) sandstone marks the impact site, located within a 44-acre (17.8-hectare) fenced-off area of the field where crash debris landed, referred to as the “sacred ground.” Access to that part of the park is limited to family members of the passengers and crew. Four 40-foot (12.2-meter) containers of remaining debris from the crashed airplane were buried there during a private ceremony on June 21.The memorial was funded with $46 million from 110,000 private donors, including $6 million to design and build the Tower of Voices. Volunteers are well on their way to the goal of planting 150,000 seedlings around the 2,200 acre (890 hectare) park. It attracted about 400,000 visitors last year.The dedication comes two days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. President Donald Trump is expected to attend that memorial ceremony Tuesday in Shanksville, along with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.Shanksville is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh.

Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote incendiary anti-Trump NYT op-ed-‘My people are dedicated to advancing the president’s agenda and supporting everything he is doing for the people of this country,’ says vice-president-By DARLENE SUPERVILLE-TOI-11 September 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Vice President Mike Pence says he’s “100 percent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership.“I know them. I know their character,” Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS’ “Face the Nation.”Some pundits had speculated that Pence could be the “senior administr