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This is me talking about the Russian embassy in London. 5-9-24

1) At the Russian embassies. Are there wives, kids, drinking, weapons, and are the kids in school? Do the wives drive around London? It's an issue of government because you can't search the buildings.
2) Also, the diplomats continue to fight so to speak alongside the Russian army. It's as though the diplomats are verbally attacking their host cities.
3) Ominous reports about the Chinese border with Kyrgyzstan.

EU Agrees on Use of Frozen Russian Assets to Aid Ukraine

WASHINGTON, May 9. /TASS/. Russia expanded its inventory of intercontinental ballistic missiles armed with a hypersonic glide vehicle that is capable of evading radars over the past year, said General Gregory Guillot, commander of the US Northern Command.

WASHINGTON, May 9. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin's inauguration speech evoked the key principle of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, which called for countries to respect each other’s interest, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder of the Schiller Institute, said in an interview.

MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. China and Kyrgyzstan have decided to open new checkpoints on the border, as well as to upgrade existing ones, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov said at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow.

Earlier in the day, UK Home Secretary James Cleverly announced in parliament that the British authorities will expel Russia’s defense attache, impose new restrictions on Russian diplomatic visas and remove diplomatic status from some Russian properties. He said that this is a message to Moscow in response to its actions allegedly aimed at undermining British assistance to Ukraine.

This is me talking about the Fujian. 5-8-24

This ship doesn't have planes or pilots. There are suggestions that the Russians don't fly cool fighter jets because they're stuck with Tupolev planes.

A staff member performs manual meteorological detection on the deck of the Fujian, China's third aircraft carrier, on May 7, 2024. China's third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, returned to Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard at around 3 p.m. Wednesday after completing its maiden sea trials. (Xinhua/Li Yun)

This is me talking about Tobias Billstrom. 5-8-24

At Belgrade they jizz on their gloves?

This is me talking more about Siniša Mali. 5-8-24

This is me talking about Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Siniša Mali. 5-8-24

The Serbian government aggressively networks with the east and west. Some of these guys have been to the White House. Others have studied at American schools.
Max Scherzer is a baseball pitcher. Siniša Mali went to college in St. Louis. That's where Max is from.
They have a lot of access over here because they're handsome and they wear nice suits.

MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. Christelle Neant, a military correspondent from France living and working in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), is convinced that the French military is already taking part in hostilities in Donbass on the Kiev government’s side.

MINSK, May 8. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says the situation along his country’s western and southern borders is growing more and more complicated.

NEW YORK, May 8. /TASS/. Commenting on the West’s plans to use Russian assets for helping Ukraine, Deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund Gita Gopinath reminded these countries about the need to guarantee that their actions have sufficient legal underpinnings.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Siniša Mali, together with the Minister of Trade Tomislav Momirović, waited for the first guests from China and greeted them at the airport. President Xi will visit Belgrade tonight, and he will lead a 400-person Chinese delegation to Serbia.

DONETSK, May 8. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops are leaving defensive lines near Avdeyevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) over Russia’s incessant gunfire, captured soldier of Ukraine’s 25th separate airborne brigade Yury Yurechko told TASS on Wednesday.

MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. Russian Presidential Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with General Khaled Haftar from the Libyan National Army command the settlement of the military and political crisis in the Arab state and ways to ensure its sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

This is me talking about the MSS. 5-7-24

Did the MSS cyberattack the MOD?
That's kind of an awkward acronym.
The USSS is sometimes in trouble because of budget stuff and misconduct.
Sergei Shoigu has a civil engineering degree.
That's kind of a weird degree.

China’s ministry of state security (MSS) has developed sophisticated cyber hacking operations that rival Western intelligence agencies.

This is me talking about Vladivostok. 5-7-24

This is me talking about Belgrade. 5-7-24

Как Пасха?
How is this Easter?

A maybe German joke that a Russian woman is wanting to mail order bride during the military procedures.

VLADIVOSTOK, May 7. /TASS/. The detention of a US serviceman in Vladivostok has no relation to espionage or politics, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s office in the Far Eastern city has told TASS. According to NBC News, Staff Sgt. Gordon Black travelled to Vladivostok after finishing his deployment in South Korea" to visit a woman he was romantically involved with." According to the TV channel, he is accused of theft and is now in pretrial confinement.

LONDON, May 7. /TASS/. A delegate representing the government of the United Kingdom will not attend the inauguration ceremony of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Reuters news agency reported citing the Foreign Office.

WASHINGTON, May 7. /TASS/. The US doesn’t see a reason to adjust its nuclear posture in response to Russia's recent decision to hold exercises simulating the use of tactical nuclear weapons, State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said.

Reports from intelligence agencies highlight concerns that Russia may orchestrate coordinated attacks involving bombings, sabotage, arson, and infrastructure damage, potentially resulting in civilian casualties.

These are horrific descriptions of Chinese trade in Tashkent.

Uzbekistan exports textile products to 55 countries

Chinese company to build first waste incineration power plant in Uzbekistan

The Chinese president is visiting Belgrade during the Easter holiday.

BELGRADE, May 7. /TASS/. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Belgrade has huge importance for Serbia, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Instagram (banned in Russia due to its ownership by Meta corporation, deemed extremist).

PARIS, May 6. /TASS/. China will support any peace conference on Ukraine that would be approved by both Moscow and Kiev, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

Xi Jinping ahead of his arrival in Belgrade: Steel friendship On the eve of his visit to Serbia, the Chinese President wrote an author's text in "Politika", in which, among other things, he said that he was looking forward to his arrival in Belgrade, as well as that China and Serbia have established a steel friendship.

This is me talking about the cyberattack. 5-6-24

Notice there is a typo in the Russian report. It should be personnel.
The extent to which Moscow and Beijing coordinate in the army.

PRAGUE, May 6. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy said it strongly rejected accusations of Moscow’s involvement in recent cyberattacks against the Czech Republic.

At the same time, Sky News emphasized that the UK government will stop short of directly accusing China of malicious activities. The report says that hackers breached into payroll systems and got access to personal data of ministry officials, current service personal and veterans, including their names and bank details.

This is me talking about the gym. 5-6-24

Two horrific reports about Ukraine over the weekend.

Three Wounded in Russian Missile Attack on Odesa Province Odesa Province in the south of Ukraine came under missile attack from Russia on Saturday, Governor Oleh Kiper said.

Russian mortars destroy Ukrainian stronghold in Donetsk area — top brass After the first round, the drone operator made an adjustment, followed by the second and third rounds, and the target was hit, the Russian Defense Ministry said MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. Mortar gunners of Russia’s 1st Army Corps have destroyed a Ukrainian stronghold in the Donetsk area, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "Artillerymen of the 1st Army Corps of Russia’s battlegroup South have destroyed a stronghold of the Ukrainian units in the Donetsk area with accurate mortar fire," the statement said. After receiving data on the coordinates and nature of the target, the crew of the 120 mm mortar aimed the gun and hit the target from a camouflaged firing position. After the first round, the drone operator made an adjustment, followed by the second and third rounds, and the target was hit.

This is me talking about Tashkent. 5-6-24

The Uzbek immigrants have a technological advantage over the MPD because they can use Meta.
A description of Russian pilots.

Finally, Meta, the parent company of Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, takes the lead in service provision and tax payments. Over a three-month period, Meta provided services worth 78 bln to the people of Uzbekistan and paid approximately 9 bln soums in taxes.

NAIROBI, May 6. /TASS/. Two Russian cargo planes have delivered military equipment to Niger, the country's state television said.

DUBAI, May 5. /TASS/. The Qayati-based Al Jazeera media network has condemned the ban on its operation in Israel and slammed the Israeli government’s decision as a "criminal act," which violates human rights.

This is me talking about Luhansk and Donetsk. 5-5-24

How some of these Russian guys become weirdos like the Hulk or Nietzsche.
What is to become of Luhansk and Donetsk?

PRAGUE, May 5. /TASS/. The Czech government has officially recalled to his own country Czech Ambassador to Russia Vitezslav Pivonka, who returned to Prague back in late 2022, the CTK news agency reported referring to the Foreign Ministry.

MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Ukrainian citizens often try to flee the country using the transit road in the Odessa region, which goes through the village of Palanca in Moldova, Andrey Demchenko from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said.

MOSCOW, May 4. /TASS/. The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed two militant bases in hard-to-reach mountainous areas of the Syrian province of Homs, said Major General Yury Popov, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria.

MOSCOW, May 4. /TASS/. An arrest warrant was issued against Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky by the Ministry of the Interior of Russia. A corresponding entry has appeared in the police database.

WASHINGTON, May 4. /TASS/. Accusations by US authorities of Russia’s involvement in cyberattacks against European countries are groundless, Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said on the embassy’s Telegram channel.

Fall of key hill city Chasiv Yar ‘a matter of time’ Kyiv admits - Ukraine: The Latest, podcast


This is me talking about Chasiv Yar. 5-5-24

Condi Rice said, 'Take, Hold, Build'.
I guess the Russians want to do that in Lukansk region.
Also, it's near the border with Kazakhstan.
And so it's related to the Tupolev bombers, etc.

This is me talking about Luhansk region. 5-4-24

Athens 7

This is me talking about Washington, DC. 5-4-24

How the Russians are still communists and some of their government employees speak French. The Russians moving into Ukraine behave as these families in Fujian province.

Even the French rugby team had "Rugby World Cup" inscribed on their jerseys during the competition in France last year instead of "La Coupe du Monde de rugby."

In February this year, Ms Zhuo joined several online saving groups, with most members being women aged between 20 and 40. Every day, they log their budget and expenses. They also help to stop each other from making impulse purchases. Ms Zhuo says that one member was tempted to buy a luxury bag that cost 5,000 yuan ($690; £560) but after talking to other women in the group settled for a much cheaper, second-hand bag. She is surprised so many others are doing the same, and says she feels a sense of camaraderie with her saving partners. Just a month after teaming up with a partner, she says her spending was down by 40%. She now aims to save 100,000 yuan this year.

Maybe the Russians can't import hi tech drones anymore.

Powered with a domestically produced engine, the Bayraktar TB3 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) completed its 34th and 35th flight tests, breaking the altitude record of 33,000 feet, its developer company, Baykar, announced on Thursday.

U.S. financial behemoth JPMorgan Chase said in a filing on Wednesday that its assets in Russia may be seized following the lawsuits in Russian and U.S. courts.

This is me talking about the South China Sea. 5-4-24

This report about Luhansk region seems to confirm our suspicions about the airbases near Kazakhstan.

Western analysts said the attack occurred on a Russian training centre between the towns of Kuban and Mozhnyakivka, about 50 miles behind the front lines in the Donbas region of Luhansk.

MELITOPOL, May 3. /TASS/. The Ukrainian armed forces, presumably, used US-made Excalibur shells for artillery strike at Tokmak, Zaporozhye Region, a source in emergency services told reporters.

This is me talking about Luhansk region. 5-3-24

Are these planes at all related or completely unrelated?
The PLAAF and the Russian planes near Alaska.

Taiwan detects dozens of Chinese aircraft and five naval ships around island Taiwan's defence ministry said Friday it had detected 26 Chinese aircraft and five naval vessels around the self-ruled island in the previous 24 hours.

A plane carrying British Defence Secretary Grant Schapps suffered a GPS system failure over Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania, in March.

The techniques involved are nothing new. Russia is suspected of engaging in large-scale GPS jamming and "spoofing" in the Baltic Sea and around the Denmark Strait.

This is me talking more about the Russian planes near Alaska. 5-3-24

These are reports about right wingerism in Russia. It would affect the navy base in Latakia. Also, you wonder about these Russian planes near the Pacific.

WASHINGTON, May 2. /TASS/. US allegations that Russia violates religious rights represent attempts to interfere in the country’s internal affairs, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a statement.

NEW YORK, May 3. /TASS/. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said it had detected and tracked four Russian military planes off Alaska. "NORAD detected and tracked four Russian military aircraft operating in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on May 2, 2024," the organization said. The US military said the Russian planes "remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace."

BEIRUT, May 3. /TASS/. Eight Syrian servicemen were wounded when Israeli forces delivered a strike on positions of the Syrian military on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, the SANA news agency quoted the Arab Republic’s command as saying.

A significant blow has been dealt to the media landscape in Bulgaria as the National Assembly approved a ban on gambling advertisements across television, news websites, and print media. The decision, made in the second reading with changes to the Gambling Act, comes amidst heated debate and divergent opinions among lawmakers and industry stakeholders.

There are new reports about the Russian army in Ukraine. It's not flattering descriptions. Maybe they aren't accurate reports.

To stop Putin: the French are sending the army to the front? French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with Economist that he does not rule out the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine if Russia "breaks through the front lines" and if Kyiv asks Paris to do so, the BFMTV portal reports.

LUGANSK, May 3. /TASS/. Russian soldiers eliminated a Ukrainian reconnaissance team near the settlement of Belogorovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic, using an FPV drone, military expert Andrey Marochko told TASS.

This is me talking about the Russian planes near Alaska. 5-3-24

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This is me talking about Mr. Jones (2019). 5-2-24

Navy 2

This is an example of the Russian army mistreating their own soldiers.
Also, what about the Russian army in Georgia? The enclaves in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Russian forces use Kornet anti-tank system to hit heavy Ukrainian drone According to the Russian defense ministry, man-portable anti-tank missile systems are widely used in coordination with drone operators to hit the enemy positions MOSCOW, May 2. /TASS/. A Ukrainian Baba Yaga heavy drone was shot down by soldier of Russia’s Battlegroup South, the Russian defense ministry said. "In the nighttime, the crew of a Kornet anti-tank missile system received data that a Ukrainian heavy copter dubbed Baba Yaga was flying at a low altitude near their positions. <…> It took several minutes to identify the coordinates of the aerial vehicle, which was destroyed by an anti-tank projectile," it said and posted a corresponding video. According to the ministry, man-portable anti-tank missile systems are widely used in coordination with drone operators to hit the enemy positions.

TBILISI, May 2. /TASS/. Riot police have begun to detain demonstrators protesting against the foreign agent bill near the parliament building in downtown Tbilisi, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene.

TBILISI, May 2. /TASS/. Demonstrators in Tbilisi protesting against the foreign agent bill have torn down a Russian flag, a TASS correspondent reported.

This is me talking about the Kornet anti-tank missile system. 5-2-24

Doesn't a Polish person understand this Russian phrase?

Jak się masz?
Как дела?

This is me talking about Hong Kong. 5-1-24

This is me talking about Russia. 5-1-24

Maybe the SAPO is going through and auditing the Uzbek economy. The Justice department has a few trials right now about the sanctions.
The Russians might not have pilots or computer chips. Because their economy got so import heavy.

Tax cashback may be cancelled for cash payments

Profit of commodity exchange exceeded 82 bln soums

MOSCOW, May 1. /TASS/. Operators of FPV attack drones at the 1st Army Corps of the battlegroup South delivered more than 40 strikes on Ukrainian positions in the Donetsk area, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

WASHINGTON, May 1. /TASS/. The countries of the collective West are going to provide Ukraine not only with F-16 fighter jets, but also weapons for them, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Charles Brown said.

NEW YORK, May 1. /TASS/. The founder and former director of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange, Changpeng Zhao, has been sentenced to four months in a US prison on charges of financial wrongdoing, Bloomberg reported.

Nikolay Grigorev, 36, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud the United States for his role in an illicit export control scheme to ship electronic components from the United States to companies affiliated with the Russian military. Co-defendants Nikita Arkhipov and Artem Oloviannikov remain at large.

This is me talking more about Jareh Sebastian Dalke. 4-30-24

This is me talking about Jareh Sebastian Dalke. 4-30-24

This might be a weapon used by the Chinese navy.

UNITED NATIONS, April 30. /TASS/. A document insisting that the debris found in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov on January 2 was from a North Korean Hwasong-11 ballistic missile cannot be considered an expert report because it was prepared by several specialists with a different sphere of expertise, a diplomatic source at the UN told TASS.

On 19 October 2021, a KN-23-type missile was launched from a submerged Sinpo-class submarine as a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).

This is an example of the police are smarter than the criminals.

NEW YORK, April 30. /TASS/. Jareh Sebastian Dalke, a former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA), has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for an attempt to pass over classified information to a purported Russian agent who was in fact an undercover FBI officer, the US Department of Justice said.

Dalke sent the agent excerpts of some documents in his possession as a demonstration of his “legitimate access and willingness to share,” prosecutors said, and told the agent that he would sell all the information he had for $85,000. The documents he shared included information on sensitive US defense capabilities, a threat assessment of a separate unnamed country and information on a US cryptographic program. To make the final exchange in September 2023, the agent instructed Dalke to go to a train station in Denver and send the documents over a secure connection, court documents say. Dalke, who left his phone at home and disabled location-enabled systems in his car, parked by the station, walked inside and transferred five documents through the secure connection on his laptop. Moments later, prosecutors say, Dalke was arrested by the FBI.

An ominous report about Uzbeks traveling to foreign countries.

Uzbekistan sees significant emigration trend in early 2024 In the first three months of 2024, 58,200 people left Uzbekistan, with 25,700 men and 32,500 women among them. 40,400 of these individuals were from urban areas, while the remaining 17,800 were from rural areas. During this period, 2,586 people emigrated from the country, consisting of 1,323 men and 1,263 women. The majority of these emigrants, accounting for 2,125 individuals or 82.2%, relocated to Kazakhstan. Additionally, 357 people moved to Russia, 22 to Kyrgyzstan, 20 to South Korea, 8 to Turkmenistan, and 54 to other countries. Among those who emigrated for permanent residency abroad, 10% were below the working age, while 81.8% were of working age, and 8.2% were older than working age.

This is me talking about Russian assets in Central Asia. 4-29-24

Russian financial scams, etc. There would be a lot of work going through banks and firms in Central Asia. I read a report once that Malaysia imported and exported in one year, a lot of the same things, etc.

Uzbekistan mandates state firms to conduct foreign currency transactions through main bank accounts

Tourism committee to organize “Roadshow” events in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia

MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. The necessity of checks of foreign citizens on the Russian-Kazakh border is connected with the remaining terrorist threat, Russian border guards are in direct contact with foreign partners, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. Lawmakers from all five factions of the State Duma have submitted a bill that seeks to tighten control over immigration, according to data from the legislature’s database.

Notice this description of Russia’s Battlegroup East. Maybe the Russians are pivoting east.

NEW YORK, April 29. /TASS/. The US military shot down five unmanned aerial vehicles in skies over the Red Sea, the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) said on the X social network.

VILNIUS, April 28. /TASS/. Estonia’s government is looking at closing the Koidula checkpoint on the border with Russia in the nighttime like it was done in Narva, Estonian Finance Minister Mart Vorklaev said.

MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. Units of Russia’s Battlegroup East have improved their frontline positions, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The military agency specified that the adversary lost up to 85 troops, four pickup trucks, two self-propelled artillery systems, an electronic warfare station and a field munitions depot.

UNITED NATIONS, April 28. /TASS/. Russia's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky drew attention to the publication of Lithuanian Ambassador to Sweden Linas Linkevicius about the Crimean Bridge and said that the authors of such posts would regret their actions.

This is me talking about the Kamov Ka-27. 4-28-24

The Russians build anti-navy bombers, helicopters, and software.

Ukraine borders seven countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Russia, and Belarus, following the original borders demarcated by the Soviet Union.

A Russian Navy Ka-27 flying by USS Vella Gulf over the Gulf of Aden. Role Anti-submarine warfare helicopter National origin Soviet Union / Russia Manufacturer Kamov

This is me talking about airbases in Chad. 4-27-24

Do the Russians build Pegasus spyware?
Do they have military bases in Chad?

Poland's prosecutor general says previous government used powerful spyware against hundreds

U.S. troops to leave Chad, as another African state reassesses ties Dozens of American personnel will leave the Central African nation, at least temporarily, as the two governments negotiate their security agreement

Ilya seems significant because of our ships in the Pacific. Maybe he is a nincompoop.

This is me talking more about Ilya Rogachev. 4-26-24

This is me talking about Ilya Rogachev. 4-26-24

The Russians arrested a journalist near the Pacific.

"Sergei Mingazov was detained and is being held in a temporary detention centre" in the Far East city of Khabarovsk, the journalist's lawyer Konstantin Bubon said in a Facebook post.

Maybe the Russians and Chinese use similar phones and social media apps.

TikTok will not be sold, Chinese parent tells US The video sharing app faces being banned in the US unless it severs ties with its China's ByteDance.

The drone strike is the first deadly attack against the Khor Mor complex owned by the United Arab Emirates firm Dana Gas, which was hit several times in recent years.

Ilya Rogachev went to Moscow State and he speaks French.

The Russian Embassy in South Africa shared an article on X on April 9 about alleged atrocities committed by foreign mercenaries fighting for Ukraine. But this content originated from a fake news site, and the images used can be traced to other contexts.

This is me talking about the fire in east London on March 20. 4-26-24

He allegedly planned and paid others to burn down two shipping businesses at an industrial park in east London on March 20. The target of the fire was named as “Mr X” in the court charges.

LONDON, April 26. /TASS/. The UK Crown Prosecution Service has charged five suspects with committing acts allegedly favorable to Russia, namely setting fire to a building connected with Ukraine, Sky News reported.

How the Russians have airbases in Minsk. They seem to assist the North Koreans with these missile tests.

ST. PETERSBURG, April 26. /TASS/. The situation on Belarus’ western border is getting increasingly tense and explosive due to the West’s actions, Pavel Muraveiko, First Deputy State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Pavel Muraveiko told TASS.

TOKYO, April 26. /TASS/. North Korea tested 240mm multiple-launch rocket systems, manufactured at its new defense enterprise, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

This is me talking about Deputy Minister of Defense Timur Ivanov. 4-26-24

I thought I read that he got caught up in a construction scam. And so the Russians are arresting people who are guilty of construction fraud.

Betrayal? The "purge" in the Kremlin has begun… Speculations about the real reason for the arrest and two-month detention of Deputy Minister of Defense Timur Ivanov do not stop in Russia. Ivanov was charged with accepting bribes on Tuesday after his arrest, but some media, although Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected such constructions, speculate that Ivanov was arrested on suspicion of treason, and some analysts and Russian commentators speculate that Ivanov's detention is a warning to his boss, Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu. "Now there are many different interpretations about all this... You have to focus on the official information," Peskov told reporters, noting that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been informed in advance of Ivanov's detention. However, not everyone is convinced of Moscow's official position regarding Ivanov's detention. Some Russian commentators claim that the arrest is a major blow to Shoigu. "If he can't sort it out somehow, he'll be the next one to fall. This person is 100 percent his man," an anonymous source told a popular military Telegram channel. Some Western observers seem to agree. Vladimir Putin "doesn't sign it unless he sends a message to Shoigu, one that says something along the lines of 'that could have been you,'" David Silbey, an associate professor of history at Cornell University in Washington, told Newsweek. On Wednesday, Shoigu dismissed Ivanov as deputy defense minister, according to Russian state news agency TASS. Hours earlier, there were reports of Ivanov's arrest on bribery charges, on what a Moscow court described as particularly large-scale. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison. Ivanov denied the accusations. What did Ivanov do? Before his arrest, Ivanov was in charge of Russian military infrastructure projects. He has been responsible for asset management, deployment of military forces and medical support for the Russian Ministry of Defense since 2016, and Forbes ranked him among the richest people in the Russian security establishment. Perhaps more importantly, many considered him one of Shoigu's closest allies. The two worked together for many years, including when Ivanov was deputy prime minister of the Moscow region while Shoigu was governor of the region.

This is me talking about the ATACMS. 4-25-24

How the ATACMS will affect Syria, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

WASHINGTON, April 25. /TASS/. Any additional US military advisers, if sent to Ukraine, will not be deployed near the frontlines, US Department of Defense spokesman Patrick Ryder said.

MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. Warplanes and drones of the US-led international coalition violated Syrian airspace in the al-Tanf zone 13 times over the past 24 hours, the deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria (a division of the Russian Defense Ministry) said.

NEW YORK, April 25. /TASS/. The armed forces of Ukraine will have an opportunity to use US-delivered longer-range ATACMS tactical missiles to strike targets in Crimea, The New York Times newspaper wrote citing unnamed Pentagon officials.

This is me talking about the USSS. 4-25-24

It's possible this has to do with diet even. What if they all eat fast food and then they wear those heavy vests, etc. They cannot stand up for very long.

Secret Service officer protecting Kamala Harris came to blows with other agents at Joint Base Andrews A Secret Service agent tasked with protecting Vice President Kamala Harris brawled with several other agents on Monday morning, the agency confirmed. The altercation took place around 9 a.m. near Joint Base Andrews on the outskirts of Washington DC, prior to Harris’ arrival on the scene. The agent in question, whose identity has not been revealed, was immediately “removed from their assignment,” the Secret Service told The Post. “A US Secret Service special agent supporting the Vice President’s departure from Joint Base Andrews began displaying behavior their colleagues found distressing,” Anthony Guglielmi, chief of communications for the US Secret Service, said to The Post. Medical personnel were called onto the scene, per Guglielmi. That agent had been at Joint Base Andrews to support Harris’ planned departure, but ultimately the scuffle did not delay her travel. Guglielmi added because it was a “medical matter,” the department would not “disclose any further details.” Harris traveled to New York City where she was scheduled to tape an interview on “The Drew Barrymore Show.” The agent who instigated the fight was armed and grew aggressive with others, the Washington Examiner reported. A detail shift supervisor and special agent in charge pushed him to cool off, but then a fight broke out, according to the report. That agent acted “erratically” when he arrived on the scene and eventually got on top of the special agent in charge of the vice president, then began punching him, RealClearPolitics reported. Afterward, that unnamed agent was then reportedly handcuffed and received medical attention. Following the blow-up, some questioned the hiring process behind that agent, including any assessment of that individual’s background, according to RealClearPolitics. There had also apparently been longstanding concerns about the agent in question prior to Monday’s incident, per the report. Harris was notified about the situation, according to Guglielmi.

This is me talking about the hockey playoffs. 4-25-24

These might all be spoofs because of how bad the Capitals are playing. Also, that the Russians aren't smart about sports betting.
If the sheet says Rangers -285 and then the score was 4-1.
What does that mean?
The Russians aren't wired like that anymore.

MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. Russian nationals are not let to Turkish Airlines flights to Mexico because of the United States’ pressure on that country’s authorities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS.

MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Russia will soon submit its own resolution to in the UN Security Council to call for a ban on the deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu removed his deputy Timur Ivanov from office, a source in the ministry told TASS.

MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin at a meeting with his Tajik counterpart Sodik Imomi expressed gratitude for the prompt assistance of Tajikistan’s competent agencies in the investigation into the terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

BERLIN, April 25. /TASS/. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has claimed that Russia is manufacturing more weapons than it needs to continue its special military operation in Ukraine.

BEIRUT, April 24. /TASS/. Iran has not cut down the number of its military advisers in Syria, Al Mayadeen television reported, citing a source in Islamic resistance forces.

This is me talking about the ATACMS. 4-24-24

The Russian diplomat is off because these missiles have to do with the Pacific and the Russian border with Kazakhstan.

WASHINGTON, April 24. /TASS/. The United States has provided Ukraine with ATACMS tactical ballistic missiles at President Joe Biden’s direction without publicly announcing it, the Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State, Vedant Patel, confirmed.

WASHINGTON, April 24. /TASS/. The US authorities effectively doomed Ukraine, which they use as a battering ram against Russia, by its decision to resume arms shipments to Kiev, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said in an interview with Russian media.

ST. PETERSBURG, April 24. /TASS/. Niger would like Russia to agree to train its troops, the Minister of the Interior, Public Security and Territorial Administration, Mohamed Toumba has told the media.

This is me talking about FM Cameron. 4-24-24

1) The Russians are firing cruise missiles at Odessa. Reports about the Russian border with Kazakhstan and metals trading. A Russian defense official has been caught up in a construction scam. A joint military operation in Lithuania.
2) The British foreign minister is in Tashkent.

Loud explosions were heard in Odessa at 06.57, after which an air raid alert was immediately activated. The city was attacked with cruise missiles, local channels reported on the Telegram app. Authorities urged everyone to hide in bomb shelters. In some parts of the city, residents were left without power after the explosions. According to preliminary information, there are hit objects in the city.

MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. The Russian-Kazakh border demarcation commission discussed the borderline designation in a number of sections, the Russian foreign ministry said.

MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed about the detention of Deputy Defense Minster Timor Ivanov, who is suspected of bribe-taking, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

LONDON, April 24. /TASS/. Canada has allowed Airbus to use Russian titanium despite the sanctions Ottawa imposed against the VSMPO-Avisma corporation, Reuters reported.

VILNIUS, April 23. /TASS/. The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) have started the Grand Quadriga 2024 large-scale military exercise in Lithuania, the LRT broadcasting company announced on its website.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron arrived in Tashkent. He visited Tashkent as part of his official visits to all 5 Central Asian states and Mongolia. The purpose of the trip is to expand cooperation in the spheres of economic development and education and others. Following the talks, the Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and the UK signed a Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding on Regional and International Relations and Infrastructure.

This is me talking about London. 4-23-24

In London Iranians walking around, where do they work?

British security services are facing a complex challenge as Iran’s influence in the UK appears to be on the rise. This influence manifests in two key ways: through the activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the powerful military wing of the Iranian regime, and through a network of seemingly benign organizations with close ties to Tehran. The IRGC has become a focal point of concern. Accused of plotting assassinations and kidnappings on British soil, the organization is seen as a direct threat to national security. Ken McCallum, the Director-General of MI5, has placed Iran alongside Russia and China as a top security threat. Proponents of proscribing the IRGC as a terrorist organization argue it would disrupt their operations and deter potential collaborators. However, the UK government hesitates due to the need to maintain diplomatic channels with Iran. Beyond overt threats, Iran is also adept at wielding “soft power” to influence British society. A network of charities, cultural centers, and even some media outlets suspected of having links to the Iranian regime operate across the UK. These organizations often promote a specific viewpoint that aligns with Tehran’s interests. One such group under scrutiny is the Islamic Centre of England (ICE). Described as the “London office” of the IRGC by some lawmakers, ICE is currently under investigation by the Charity Commission, a government watchdog that regulates charities. The Commission is examining concerns about ICE’s governance and potential links to extremism. Another example is the Islamic Cultural Centre in Manchester. Here, a former director reportedly boasted about attending an award ceremony in Iran for “best soft war” officers, raising questions about the center’s true mission. The impact of Iran’s influence campaign is felt across British society. Some reports suggest Iranian efforts may contribute to social tensions. For instance, protests surrounding the display of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad or a controversial film about a religious figure are seen by some as partly fueled by Iranian agitation. Additionally, Iranian state media outlets, despite facing broadcasting restrictions, use social media platforms to reach British audiences and promote narratives that align with the regime’s agenda.

This is me talking about Daniel Craig. 4-23-24

1) Is he talking about a stock option?
2) Is he a merchant under the UCC?

Employee stock options is a label that refers to compensation contracts between an employer and an employee that carries some characteristics of financial options.

The UCC defines a merchant as a person or company that sells goods or services for a profit and has special knowledge or skill regarding the goods.

David Beckham sues actor Mark Wahlberg over ‘£8.5m loss’ in LA gym business The former England captain alleges he lost the cash when shares he was promised were withheld until after the company’s market value fell David Beckham is suing his former Beverly Hills neighbour and friend Mark Wahlberg over an alleged £8.5 million loss in a gym business.

This is me talking about David Beckham. 4-23-24

This is a huge deal. The Tupolev group and the XAC work together to make high altitude anti-ship weapons. This is a kinetic out in the Pacific. They prevent our ships from navigating the seas.

The object is not a WZ-8 rocket-powered supersonic spy drone designed to be air-launched from the H-6 version. From what can be seen of its general shape and size, it doesn't seem directly consistent with any other known operational or tested Chinese air systems, making its identity a real mystery.

Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation, also known as Xi'an Aircraft Company Limited (XAC), is a Chinese aircraft manufacturer and developer of large and medium-sized airplanes.

Tupolev is successor to the Soviet Tupolev Design Bureau (OKB-156, design office prefix Tu) founded in 1922 by aerospace pioneer and engineer Andrei Tupolev, who led the company for 50 years until his death in 1972.

This is me talking about Chinese carrier bombs. 4-23-24

Reports about a skirmish in Ukraine. American planes flying over Mink. And horrific images of the land out west and how the Russians somehow foul up land stuff in the western territories.

GENICHESK, April 23. /TASS/. Russian troops destroyed four boats with a Ukrainian assault force on the Dnieper River in the Kherson Region in an overnight strike, Governor Vladimir Saldo said on Tuesday.

MINSK, April 22. /TASS/. The Belarusian air defense forces register an increased number of NATO reconnaissance aviation sorties near Belarusian borders, says Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Deputy Commander Colonel Lieutenant Eduard Zhmakin.

MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Most of the systems that the West has supplied to Kiev have turned out to be ineffective in real combat conditions due Russian electronic warfare (EW) means, which are among the best in the world, the head of the Ukrainian Aerial Intelligence Support Center, Maria Berlinskaya, has said.

Ukrainian Minister Under Investigation for Alleged Land Grab A high-profile scandal rocks Ukraine's political landscape as Mykola Solskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food and former Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, faces allegations of involvement in an organized criminal group orchestrating the illicit seizure of state lands. The National Bureau of Fight Against Corruption and prosecutors have launched an investigation into Solskyi's purported role in the systematic expropriation of nearly 25 thousand acres of state-owned land between 2017 and 2021. Furthermore, authorities suspect Solsky and his accomplices, including individuals within the State Cadastre, of plotting to unlawfully seize an additional 33 thousand acres. According to official reports, the modus operandi of the criminal group involved the destruction of ownership documents and fraudulent transfers of land titles to predetermined individuals, under the guise of exercising their rights to free land usage. Subsequently, the unlawfully obtained lands were allegedly transferred to a private agricultural holding, implicating Solsky in a web of corruption and deceit. The revelations have sparked outrage among Ukrainian citizens and raised serious concerns about the integrity of the country's governance structures. Solskyi, once entrusted with overseeing agricultural policies and safeguarding public interests, now finds himself at the center of a scandal that threatens to tarnish his reputation and undermine public trust in the government.

Both Anatoli Antonov and Dimitri Polanski are from Siberia. I wonder if they speak Chinese or if they have been to China.
I'm not surprised some of these guys need money because of housing costs and inflation.

LONDON — A former researcher working in the U.K. Parliament and another man have been charged with spying for China, British prosecutors said Monday. Police said Christopher Cash, 29, and Christopher Berry, 32, were charged with “providing prejudicial information to a foreign state, China.” They will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday. Police allege the two men collected, recorded or communicated information “prejudicial to the safety or interests of the state” and violated the Official Secrets Act between late 2021 and February 2023. “This has been an extremely complex investigation into what are very serious allegations,” said Dominic Murphy, head of the Metropolitan Police counterterrorism command. Authorities did not release details about the two men. But Berry is reportedly an academic based in Oxfordshire, and The Sunday Times reported last year that Cash was a parliamentary researcher who worked with senior lawmakers from the governing Conservatives. Cash’s colleagues included Alicia Kearns, who now heads the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee, and her predecessor in that role, Tom Tugendhat, who is now security minister. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle confirmed Monday that one of the suspects was a parliamentary pass holder at the time of the alleged offenses. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said last year that he raised the issue with Chinese Premier Li Qiang, saying he voiced “very strong concerns” about interference in British democracy. At the time, Cash issued a statement through his lawyers maintaining his innocence. The Chinese Embassy called the allegations “completely fabricated” and “malicious slander,” and urged the U.K. to “stop anti-China political manipulation.” Also on Monday, three people were arrested in Germany on suspicion of spying for China and arranging to transfer information on technology with potential military uses. British intelligence authorities have ratcheted up their warnings about Beijing’s covert activities in recent years. In 2022, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency, Ken McCallum, named China, Russia and Iran as the leading security threats to the U.K. He said that Chinese authorities’ attempts to shape British politics included targeting and influencing a range of people in politics, including those early in their political careers. Last month, several British lawmakers, including leading China critic and former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith, told reporters they had long been subjected to attempted hacking and impersonation attempts by hackers linked to the Chinese government. The lawmakers were speaking as American and British authorities announced a new set of sanctions and criminal charges against hackers linked to the Chinese government who are accused of targeting a huge range of officials and corporations in a sweeping state-backed operation.

This is me talking about the Chinese spy case in London. 4-22-24

Dmitry Polyansky is from Siberia near Kazakhstan. Notice Assad is complaining about the sanctions teams, etc.

On the eve of his trip to New York, Vučić stated that the adoption of such a resolution will further damage relations in the region and that Serbia will fight with all its strength against the adoption of the resolution.

UN, April 21. /TASS/. Providing new military assistance to Ukraine from the United States will not help prevent the inglorious end of the Kiev regime, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on Saturday.

MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. Washington is disregarding the interests even of its partners, using the dollar as an instrument of pressure, Syrian President Bashar Assad said.

MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. The United States and the West are capitalizing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Syrian President Bashar Assad said.

MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. /TASS/. Syrian President Bashar Assad has expressed confidence that Russia will come out victorious from the conflict in Ukraine and will re-unite the brotherly peoples.

MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin believes Russia has every reason to take response actions against foreign assets as he criticized Washington’s decision to seize frozen Russian assets as unlawful.

This is me talking about President Vucic. 4-22-24

Yesterday like insane lunatics, the Russians started yelling at Grant Shapps. As though he was wrong about this plane crash. But, these reports about the design bureau will be correct. Because that's where the Ukrainians themselves work.
To begin with the French reported about the crash. And Grant Shapps said what the French said. And then the Russians started arguing about the crash.

The Ukrainians themselves work for the Tupolev design bureau. They're the ones that have pointed to this airbase.

Tu-202: anti-submarine aircraft project

Tupolev consists of the main design bureau and an experimental plant in Moscow, a branch in Tomilino, a flight-testing station in Zhukovsky, several design affiliates throughout Russia, and a department in Ukraine.

Daniel William John Ings (born 23 July 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club West Ham United.

Engels-2 is a strategic bomber military airbase in Russia located 14 kilometres east of Saratov. Engels is a major bomber operations base, and is Russia's sole operating location for the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber.

This is me talking about the Danny Ings airbase. 4-21-24

It's a horrific watershed moment where we realize these planes maybe could harm Doug on the submarine.

Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi was born 22 July 1895 in Hlybokaye, Vilna Governorate of the Russian Empire, to ethnic Belarusian parents of peasant background.

STAVROPOL, April 19. /TASS/. One of the crew members of the plane that crashed in Russia’s Stavropol Region has been killed, the search for the fourth pilot continues, Governor Vladimir Vladimirov said. "We have received clarified data on the accident with the Russian military plane in the Krasnogvardeysky district. We deeply regret that the third crew member died. I express my condolences to his family and friends. The search for the fourth pilot continues," he wrote on his Telegram channel. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, an Aerospace Forces’ Tu-22M3 bomber crashed after completing a combat mission while returning to the airfield in the Stavropol Region.

MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Two Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers have performed a scheduled flight over the neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian Seas, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. "Two Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers of Russia’s long-range aviation have performed a scheduled flight in the airspace over the neutral waters of the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea. The flight lasted over five hours. Sukhoi Su-35S aircraft of the Aerospace Forces provided fighter support for the flight," the statement reads.

MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and a MiG-31 fighter armed with the Kinzhal system have performed scheduled flights over the Baltic and Caspian seas, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "Long-range aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have performed scheduled flights over the international waters of the Baltic and Caspian seas.

VLADIVOSTOK, March 1. /TASS/. The crews of two Tupolev Tu-142M3 anti-submarine warfare planes from the Russian Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation practiced hunting down a notional enemy’s submarines during their flights over the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean, the Fleet’s press office reported on Friday.

This is me talking about the Tu-22M3 bomber. 4-21-24

The British army has pardoned soldiers about Bloody Sunday in 1972.
The USG is imposing sanctions on Chinese steel.
Ukraine, Yemen, Mexico, and Niger might be confrontation zones.
Is England vs. Russia free trade vs. communist trade?
The Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on Iranian drones.

This is me talking about tarriffs on Chinese steel. 4-20-24

My friend wrote his dissertation on the history of the Rand Co.
Tupolev would be similar and dissimilar to the Rand Co.
Also, Lockheed, Booz, and Neutronics Inc.
Maybe these are regulated more and less.
People might work for the firms and then switch sides to the regulators.
Like a defense attorney might have worked for the Justice department.
Every day, the gazelle and the cheetah wake up.

This is me talking more about the Tupolev Design Bureau. 4-20-24

The Baltic Sea is like the Med. There are, for example, illegal entities and this one is being accused of trafficking.

Suspects linked to Vilnius attack on Navalny ally Volkov arrested in Poland Three men who allegedly organised and carried out an attack last month in Lithuania on Russian opposition figure Leonid Volkov have been arrested, officials said Friday. Volkov -- a close ally of late Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny -- was briefly admitted to hospital after he was repeatedly struck with a hammer outside his home in Lithuania's capital Vilnius in mid-March. On Friday, officials in Poland and Lithuania said that a Belarusian man who organised the attack and the two Polish assailants had been arrested in Poland. "A Belarusian working for the Russians, who ordered two Poles to carry out the attack against the Navalny ally has been arrested", Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk wrote on X, formerly Twitter. "The assailants have already been detained," Tusk wrote, adding that they were allegedly "linked to radical hooligan circles", but without providing other details.

Italian court drops trafficking charges against crew members of migrant rescue ships An Italian court threw out charges Friday against crew members of migrant rescue ships, ending a controversial case seven years after the government accused them of colluding with traffickers. Triggered by a tip-off by an ex-policeman on board and marked by the wire-tapping of lawyers and journalists, the long-running case had been highlighted as an extreme example of efforts by European governments to thwart NGOs helping migrants at sea. The court in Trapani, Sicily dismissed all charges against 10 defendants from the Iuventa, Vos Hestia and Vos Prudence ships operated by German NGO Jugend Rettet, Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), respectively -- following the recommendation of the prosecution in February. Following the ruling, the Iuventa crew members said the case "stands as the longest, most expensive, and most extensive proceedings against SAR (Search-and-Rescue) NGOs, including two years of preliminary hearing with over 40 hearings". "This is one example in a much broader troubling trend we see in Europe... against people on the move and those in solidarity with them." In Italy, the tough stance against migrant rescue NGOs has accelerated under Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's hard-right government, which accuses the ships of encouraging people traffickers. Rome has limited ships to one sea rescue at a time, and forces them to dock at an assigned port -- rules the charities say have severely curtailed rescues. The government has also renewed a controversial EU-endorsed deal between Italy and the UN-backed Libyan government in Tripoli signed in 2017. Under that deal, Italy provides training and funding to the Libyan coastguard to stem departures of migrants and fight traffickers.

This is me talking about the Tupolev Design Bureau. 4-20-24

This seems to be a communist defense firm named after communists. I wonder if they should change the name.

“For the first time, anti-aircraft missile units of the air force, in cooperation with the defence intelligence of Ukraine, destroyed a Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bomber,” Ukraine’s military said in a statement on social media. The plane was returning to its base in Russia after having fired missiles at Ukraine earlier in the night, the main intelligence directorate of Ukraine’s defence ministry said. The Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian: Туполев Ту-22М; NATO reporting name: Backfire) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the 1960s. The bomber was reported as being designated Tu-26 by Western intelligence at one time.[1] During the Cold War, the Tu-22M was operated by the Soviet Air Forces (VVS) in a missile carrier strategic bombing role, and by the Soviet Naval Aviation (Aviatsiya Voyenno-Morskogo Flota, AVMF) in a long-range maritime anti-shipping role.[2] As of 2021, there were 66 of the aircraft in service.[3][4]

Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev (Russian: Андрей Николаевич Туполев; 10 November [O.S. 29 October] 1888 – 23 December 1972) was a Russian and later Soviet aeronautical engineer known for his pioneering aircraft designs as the director of the Tupolev Design Bureau.

Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky[1] (Russian: Никола́й Его́рович Жуко́вский, IPA: [ʐʊˈkofskʲɪj]; 17 January [O.S. 5 January] 1847 – 17 March 1921) was a Russian scientist, mathematician and engineer, and a founding father of modern aero- and hydrodynamics. Whereas contemporary scientists scoffed at the idea of human flight, Zhukovsky was the first to undertake the study of airflow. He is often called the Father of Russian Aviation.

This is me talking more about the drone attack on Isfahan. 4-19-24

Lots of reports that the drones were launched from inside Iran. Also, that the drones were short range. I wonder if the media wants us to believe in kind of a French in the lining of understanding of events…
- "If the drones were launched from Iran then it was an Israeli attack."

Iran says drones downed over Isfahan launched from country's territory "A failed attack with a few quadcopters that were shot down cannot be considered a real attack anywhere in the world," a spokesman for Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace said DUBAI, April 19. /TASS/. The drones shot down by Iran's air defense systems over the city of Isfahan were launched from the country’s territory, a spokesman for Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace said on his X page. When asked whether "these drones were launched from abroad or inside the country," Hossein Dalirian said: "The range [of these drones] is very short, undoubtedly from inside the country."

Iran has no plans to immediately retaliate to attack on its soil — agency "We have not received any external attack, and the discussion leans more towards infiltration than attack," a senior Iranian official reported LONDON, April 19. /TASS/. Tehran does not plan to immediately retaliate amid reports of an attack on Iranian soil, Reuters reported, citing an unidentified senior Iranian official. "The foreign source of the incident has not been confirmed. We have not received any external attack, and the discussion leans more towards infiltration than attack," the news agency quoted him as saying. Iranian media outlets reported that drones had been detected over the Isfahan Province at about 3:00 a.m. local time on Friday (11:30 p.m. GMT on Thursday). According to state television, air defenses downed three drones over the city of Isfahan. The Tasnim news agency, in turn, reported that no missiles were fired at Iran. Press TV said, citing sources, that Iranian cities had not been attacked by another country. ABC News reported earlier, citing a US official, that Israel had conducted a missile strike on a target in Iran. CNN noted, citing a US official, that the strike came in retaliation to Iran’s April 13 attack on Israel.

Military base near Iran’s Isfahan hit following attack — newspaper The sources said that Iranian forces managed to destroy several small drones near the city of Tabriz, about 800 kilometers from Isfahan NEW YORK, April 19. /TASS/. An attack on Iran attributed to Israel targeted a military base near the Iranian city of Isfahan, The New York Times reported, citing three unnamed Iranian officials. According to the newspaper, the attack was carried out with the help of drones, which were presumably launched from Iranian territory and were not detected in time by air defense systems. The sources said that Iranian forces managed to destroy several small drones near the city of Tabriz, about 800 kilometers from Isfahan.

This seems to call attention to the Russian airbases near Kazakhstan.

This is me talking about the drone attack on Isfahan. 4-19-24

- "The drones were launched from Iranian territory."

If the drones were launched from Iranian territory how could it have been an Israeli launch? If the US officials said it was the Israelis then maybe that's not right.
Is it possible that the drones were launched from Iranian territory and it was an Israeli attack?

NEW YORK, April 19. /TASS/. An attack on Iran attributed to Israel targeted a military base near the Iranian city of Isfahan, The New York Times reported, citing three unnamed Iranian officials. According to the newspaper, the attack was carried out with the help of drones, which were presumably launched from Iranian territory and were not detected in time by air defense systems. The sources said that Iranian forces managed to destroy several small drones near the city of Tabriz, about 800 kilometers from Isfahan. Two Israeli officials confirmed to the newspaper that the Israeli military was behind the attack. Earlier, ABC television reported, citing a US official, that Israel had launched a missile strike on a site in Iranian territory. CNN said, citing another US official, that the launch was an Israeli response to an Iranian attack on April 13. Iranian media, for their part, reported that drones were spotted in the skies over Isfahan Province on Friday at around 3:00 a.m. local time (11:30 p.m. GMT on Thursday). According to Iranian media reports, three drones were downed by air defenses in the skies over the city of Isfahan. The Tasnim news agency, in turn, said that there were no missile attacks on Iranian territory. Iranian Army General Siyavush Mihandoust said that the loud sounds recorded in the Iranian city of Isfahan were "due to the work of [Isfahan's] air defenses on suspicious objects" and that no destruction or "accidents" were recorded in the city.

Israel launched an attack on Iran VIDEO Israel launched an attack on Iranian territory this morning, an unnamed US official told CNN. The target is not nuclear powerplant, according to this official. The scope of the objectives is not specified, but "nuclear and civilian locations were clearly not in that category," added another official, according to American television. Iran's state television reported that three drones were spotted above the sky in Isfahan around 12:30 local time and were destroyed after the country's air defense system was activated, according to Reuters. Earlier, the semi-official Fars news agency reported that "explosions" were heard near the international airport in Isfahan. Isfahan province is home to a large airbase, a large missile manufacturing complex and several nuclear sites, according to the BBC. Iran's IRNA agency reports that flights over several cities in the country have been suspended.

TEL AVIV, April 19. /TASS/. The Israeli authorities will not officially take responsibility for the attack on Iran for strategic reasons, The Jerusalem Post reported, citing sources in the government and the country's security services.

DUBAI, April 19. /TASS/. Iranian cities, including Isfahan, have not been attacked by any foreign state, the Press TV channel reported, citing sources.

Iran’s air defences brought down three small drones over the central city of Isfahan, state media reported, hours after US broadcasters, quoting senior United States officials, said Israeli missiles had hit an Iranian site.

This is me talking about missile defense systems. 4-18-24

The allegation is that American and British weapons are stolen. Not French or German. For example, the metric system won't work in America because of our economy.
Who are the culprits?
Maybe the Iranian missile attack has drawn attention to stolen missile defense technology.

This is me talking about the Serbian elections. 4-18-24

1) This is something. In Croatia, an honest election resulted in right winger politicians. Is then President Vucic a right winger? Or, do the Serbians not have honest elections?
2) The White House is telling the Kremlin what to do and vice versa. We're telling the Kremlin to stop importing weapons.

Croatia's Ruling Centre-Right Party Wins Most Seats But No Majority

Elections in Croatia: HDZ celebrates victory PHOTO So far, 86.85 percent of polling stations have been processed.

Vučić met with the director of ODIHR: Open discussion on recommendations for improving electoral process PHOTO President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, met with the Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Matteo Mecacci. "An open discussion about recommendations for improving the electoral process with the director of ODIHR, Matteo Mecacci, a good expert on our situation, who has been following it since 2012. We discussed all aspects of the recommendations, as well as possible solutions to certain open issues, which would contribute to an atmosphere of greater mutual trust, but also greater responsibility of all actors. I pointed out that democracy, as a constantly developing process, always leaves room for improvement in all fields of importance for citizens, including for the improvement of the electoral process, as the most important basis for expressing the free will of voters," Vučić said on his Instagram account.

MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Washington and its allies continue to try to fuel conflict in the Asia-Pacific region, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.

WASHINGTON, April 18. /TASS/. The Chinese authorities intend to make the necessary moves in connection with Washington’s possible measures against Chinese companies, who, in the US administration's opinion, are supporting the Russian defense industry, Chinese Embassy in Washington’s Spokesperson Liu Pengyu told TASS.

NEW YORK, April 18. /TASS/. Prior to Iran’s attack on Israel, the Pentagon assured the Jewish state that this retaliatory strike will be the best way to defuse tensions in the region after Israeli strike on Iran’s diplomatic building in Syria, because Washington had no doubts that all missiles and drones will be intercepted, US journalist Seymour Hersh said in his blog on Substack.

This is me talking about 'Berlin 1961' 4-17-24

It seems like the Romanians assist the Russians to steal American military tech secrets.

BUCHAREST, April 17. /TASS/. Romania is now hosting 11 fighter jets at the European F-16 training center after three more of these aircraft arrived from the Netherlands, the Romanian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed three militant hideouts in hard-to-reach mountainous terrain in Syria’s province of Homs known as El-Amor ridge, the deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria (a division of the Russian Defense Ministry) said.

Today the reports are about right wingers in Russia. How right wingers are the defense people who travel abroad.
BRUSSELS, April 16. /TASS/. Emir Kir, the mayor of Saint-Josse municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region has banned a European far-right forum with the participation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as well as former British MEP and Brexit supporter Nigel Farage.
Major Flooding in UAE: Dubai Airport Turned Into a Lake The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was plunged into chaos as heavy rains lashed the region, causing widespread flooding and the closure of Dubai Airport. According to reports from local authorities, the rainfall exceeded the annual average, leading to significant disruptions across the country.
Bulgarians show decreased enthusiasm for the European vote, expect the EU to defend peace
MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Russia has not received an invitation to participate in the June 6 ceremony dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Normandy invasion during World War II through diplomatic channels yet, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. Tehran says it does not plan to hold Russian sailor Timofey Kolchanov, who was aboard the seized commercial ship MSC Aries, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary.
TBILISI, April 16. /TASS/. The Georgian Interior Ministry’s riot police have started to disperse protesters near a service entrance to the parliament building, a TASS correspondent reports.
PARIS, April 16. /TASS/. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) supported the use of frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine.


This is from ‘The History of the Medieval World’ (2010). Maybe this isn’t all exactly right. But, it says that Ireland for example doesn’t have Roman roads. And there is an ancient tendency for Danes to look toward the British isles. I guess the Danes have clans. Maybe the theory is that Copenhagen does illegal trading in Scottish banks and they misuse Irish ports.
What seems right is that weirdly the Danes look toward London a lot.

“Well hello sir, and how is the tea this morning?”
How the British aren’t exactly right about how the Americans think. That we all watched Peter Schmeichel on television. And somehow that was really important.
Denmark is a part of Scandinavia. They have a navy. They are often allied with the Dutch navy. As a rule, the Dutch and the Danes work together against Prussia and Sweden.
But, often Denmark opposes the Royal Navy. The Danish navy maybe is a Viking navy.
I have two stories about Danes.
1) In Mongolia there was a Dane at my hotel. I told him that I had watched Peter Schmeichel in the World Cup. I wanted Denmark to win. The ball went right past his hand.
2) In Washington, DC there was a Dane who gave a presentation about energy disputes in West Africa.
“Fire rips through Copenhagen’s old stock exchange”
How I encounter them in places where I go. And I guess how they can afford to go there and how suspicious all of this is about trade. Maybe they’re criminals? Like Gogol.

Again from the ‘1961’ book. Stalin died in 1953. And then Khrushchev took over. Khrushchev was the Soviet leader from 1953-1964. After that was Brezhnev.
The book is saying that by 1961, there were still Stalinists in the Kremlin. And they were angry at Khrushchev's thaw. When they shot down our spy plane that was a sign of might for Marxism. As though they all started jumping up and down like they’d won something. “…US apology for the intrusion into Soviet airspace.” It was a Lockheed Martin plane. It’s a joke about bad borsh or something because they get excited when they shoot down a Lockheed.

These are reports from Russia’s periphery. The Kremlin probably acts so there is more pressure on borders. In Tbilisi they are protesting a foreign agents law. Kind of near Russia there are reports. I guess as though the Russians resemble Chinese communists.

The Ministry of Interior is suggesting a revision and addition to the rules governing the issuance of Bulgarian personal documents, which entails a rise in the fee for obtaining an identity card - shifting from the existing 18 BGN to 30 BGN.

TBILISI, April 15. /TASS/. The Georgian Interior Ministry said police detained 14 people during a rally against a foreign agents bill in the capital city of Tbilisi.

BERLIN, April 15. /TASS/. The German authorities currently have around €3.9 bln of frozen Russian assets under the EU sanctions, according to the press service of the German Ministry of Finance.

Grim Discovery in Sofia's Zapaden Park: Body Found with Hands Tied In a chilling turn of events, the lifeless body of a man was discovered in Sofia's "Zapaden Park" yesterday, as reported by NovaTV. The circumstances surrounding the man's death remain shrouded in mystery, but sources from NovaTV indicate that his hands were bound with pig tails, adding a disturbing layer to the investigation. Authorities from the "Emergency Services" have disclosed that the deceased individual was 44 years old, though further details about his identity or potential motives behind the incident have yet to be revealed. Notably, "Zapaden Park" stands as one of Sofia's less frequented green spaces, often overlooked amidst the city's larger parks. The grim discovery was made by a passerby walking his dog, casting a somber shadow over the otherwise tranquil surroundings.

Turkish gendarmerie teams have intercepted five illegal migrants in Edirne County while trying to cross into Bulgaria, news website Haberler reports. The operation was carried out on Sunday near the village of Demirkoy (in Lalapasa municipality). The arrested migrants are Egyptian citizens. During the gendarmerie operation, the smuggler who organised the attempt to cross the migrants into Bulgaria was also detained. The migrants were handed over to the Migration Service in Adrianople.

This is a crazy one. My Uncle Dave maybe is like a Roman in Germania. Because he was in the Battle of Northwind. And the Germans wouldn’t stop trying to attack the Americans even after the war was over. I know a British submarine officer. I guess Dimitri Polansky is complaining about Doug. Maybe the Russian army is like the Hun in WWI.

Operation Nordwind order of battle On 31 December 1944, German Army Group G (commanded by Generaloberst Johannes Blaskowitz) and Army Group Upper Rhine (commanded by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler) launched a major offensive against the thinly stretched, 110-kilometre-long (68 mi) front line held by the U.S. 7th Army.

"Such actions harm the intra-Yemeni settlement, undermining the efforts of international and regional mediators," Polyansky noted, adding that the Yemeni settlement has been put on pause because of such actions. On January 12, US and British aircraft, ships and submarines carried out their initial attack on targets belonging to the Yemen-based rebel Houthi movement Ansar Allah in a number of Yemeni cities, including Sana’a and Hodeidah. The strikes targeted the launch sites of rockets and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as radar stations belonging to the Houthi rebels.

And then more reports about drones and the Black Sea.

DONETSK, April 15. /TASS/. Russian air defense forces detected and suppressed 387 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over four cities in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in the past week, the DPR defense headquarters said on its Telegram channel on Monday.

MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. Russian troops destroyed the first Khmara electronic warfare station of the Ukrainian army over the past day in the special military operation in Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Monday. Russian troops destroyed the Khmara jammer in the Avdeyevka area, it specified. "In counter-battery fire, the following targets were destroyed: a US-made 155mm M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery gun, a 152mm Akatsiya self-propelled artillery gun, a 122mm Gvozdika motorized artillery system, three 122mm D-30 howitzers, a US-manufactured 105mm M102 howitzer and a Khmara electronic warfare station," the ministry said in a statement.

ISTANBUL, April 16. /TASS/. Negotiations on the issue of concluding an agreement on ensuring the safety of navigation in the Black Sea are continuing, a diplomatic source in Turkey told TASS.

It’s possible that the British invented the howitzer. Because there was a Royal Navy admiral named Howe.

Richard Howe, Earl Howe (born March 8, 1726, London—died Aug. 5, 1799) was a British admiral who commanded the Channel fleet at the Battle of the First of June (1794) during the French Revolutionary Wars.

French mercenaries operate Caesar howitzers in Ukraine — French reporter According to Christelle Neant, French specialists are engaged to operate these howitzers in Ukraine as Ukrainian mobilized soldiers lack relevant skills and time to learn how to use them MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. French-made Caesar self-propelled howitzers in Ukraine are operated by mercenaries from among former French officers and soldiers because Ukrainian soldiers are lacking relevant skills, Christelle Neant, an independent French war reporter told TASS. "French mercenaries, former French soldiers or officers are deployed there to use these howitzers," Neant, editor-in-chief of the International Reporters agency and New Media Workshop graduate, said, citing her own data. According to Neant, French specialists are engaged to operate these howitzers in Ukraine as Ukrainian mobilized soldiers lack relevant skills and time to learn how to use them. The Russian defense ministry said in March that Russian forces had neutralized 147 out of 356 French mercenaries fighting for Ukraine since the beginning of the special military operation. The French reporter estimates that "more than 200" French mercenaries might be fighting against Russia in Ukraine. Vladimir Rogov, leader of the We Are Together With Russia movement, told TASS on Monday that Ukraine is extensively using Caesar 155mm self-propelled howitzers in the Zaporozhye Region to shell Russian positions in the liberated part of the region. The French ministry of the armed forces said in March that France had supplied Ukraine with 30 Caesar howitzers over the two years of the conflict. According to Minister Sebastien Lecornu, it is planned to send 78 such howitzers to Ukraine until the end of 2024. French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said on March 12 that Paris intended to supply six Caesar self-propelled howitzers to the Ukrainian armed forces and would sponsor the delivery of 12 more of them to Ukraine.

‘Pax Romana’ is a book published by Yale University in 2016. Weidenfeld and Nicolson published the same book in London. Rome remember was founded by Romulus and Remus and the she wolf. And then there were early laws about how Romans could visit Carthage. Rome was surrounded by peoples in the periphery. And so the point is that there are logistical challenges in empire. The Royal Navy and the US Navy make a modern pax.

‘Berlin 1961’ is a book published in 2011. It talks about Khrushchev. Stalin believed there was an inevitable conflict with the west. Khrushchev believed there could be a peaceful coexistence. There isn’t supposed to be rhetoric like that anymore. The Russians are supposed to believe in free trade. It seems like the Kremlin is espousing Communist political theories.

War is bellum.
Case is casus.

The Russian diplomats in New York City said another Latin phrase. “Case for war.”
I think it’s a language school joke because where are the Romans now?
Maybe it means cause of war, cause for war, war cause, cause of many wars.
He said casus belli.
English is a really hard language.
Maybe he said “case of war” which wouldn’t be right in the sentence.
Some kind of joke about modern Russian and modern English. A lot of computer words are cognates, for example. I think computer in Russian is computer.
America is a Latin form of an Italian name. Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian sailor. America is the Italian word for the French word love.
These Russian guys aren’t going to get these Latin phrases right.

At the UN the Russians are siding with Tehran and against London. What about these other issues that London brings up in Russia’s sphere? I guess the Russians in New York City just want to talk about the army.

LONDON, April 15. /TASS/. The United Kingdom has started talks with four countries that could receive illegal migrants expelled from the country, The Times newspaper reported, citing documents of the British Foreign Office.

Amid the diplomatic jousting, US Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Robert Wood, underscored the Security Council's obligation to hold Iran accountable for its actions, while British envoy Barbara Woodward reaffirmed Britain's commitment to Israel's security. However, Russian representative Vasily Nebenzya criticized the meeting as "hypocritical" and highlighted Iran's retaliatory strikes as responses to Israeli aggression against a diplomatic mission.

"You know very well that an attack on a diplomatic mission is a casus belli under international law. And if Western missions were attacked, you would not hesitate to retaliate and prove your case in this room. Because for you, everything that concerns Western missions and Western citizens is sacred and must be protected," he said at a UN Security Council meeting convened in the wake of the Iranian attack on Israeli military installations.

It’s more clear that the Russians in Yemen are firing at our navy. The Russians in Ukraine are setting weird timelines and they are celebrating destroying tanks.

Ukraine's Chasiv Yar Faces Russian Assault, May 9 Deadline The Russian army has honed in on the strategic town of Chasiv Yar in Ukraine, setting a deadline of May 9 for its capture, as reported by Reuters.

MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. Servicemen of Russia’s battlegroup West who destroyed Leopard-2 tanks were presented with cash certificates, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Military technology reports. Maybe the Russians and Iranians work together to build weapons.

MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed a militant hideout in hard-to-access areas of the Al-Amur mountain ridge in Syria’s Homs Governorate, Major General Yury Popov, Deputy Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Parties in Syria, said.

DUBAI, April 15. /TASS/. All hypersonic missiles used in Tehran’s strikes on Israel evaded air defense systems and hit their intended targets, Iranian state-run Press TV said.

TEL AVIV, April 15. /TASS/. The Israeli Navy's air defenses destroyed a drone launched from Yemen, the Jerusalem Post reported.

NEW YORK, April 14. /TASS/. US President Joe Biden believes that the Iranian attack on Israel will not escalate into a full-scale war and will not lead to further escalation in the region, White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby said.

DUBAI, April 14. /TASS/. Iran carried out a successful operation against Israel; missiles and drones were able to penetrate the missile defense systems of the Jewish state, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami said.

When I was little I wrote a research paper on the Comanche Indians. I think they were the smartest Indians because they rode horses. I make jokes about how other Indian tribes weren't as smart as the Comanches.


“Half of you will make the team, one of you will be team leader.”
That’s from the new Top Gun movie. One of the actors is a Longhorn. He’s from the Austin area. In the movie, he’s giving the woman pilot a hard time. When I saw the movie I didn’t know who he was. But, what I will say back to him is that I went to a better high school than him. He went to Westwood High School which is kind of north of the city. I went to a science and math high school near the airport. Bergstrom used to be an air force base but now it’s an airport. Kind of I went to a high school by the air force base. He went to a normal high school.
When I was at Georgia Tech. We played this war game about the Strait of Hormuz. I was the DNI in the class. It was at the Sam Nunn School. And everyone just kind of agreed that I should be team leader. At the time I ordered cyberattacks on the Iranian missile bases. But, that’s before we knew we could send the RAF to the eastern med.

These are about London and Moscow. How the Poles report Russian missiles in their airspace. And then the British want to continue with their operations in Syria. It’s a satire about Admiral Kulit in Latakia. How he wants to tell the British what to do but then Russian missiles fly everywhere. As though they’re not completely in control of Syria. It’s crazy he wants to tell London what to do anyway.

Hezbollah source says Israel struck position in east Lebanon A source within Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said Israel struck Sunday one of its buildings in Lebanon's east, close to the Syrian border, as tensions soared after Iran directly attacked Israel.

UK deploys several jets, air refuelling tankers in response to Iranian attack on Israel London [UK], April 14 (ANI): After Iran launched drones into Israel in retaliation to the air strike on its embassy in Syria, the UK moved several additional Royal Air Force jets and air refuelling tankers to the region, the country's Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Sunday. It said the deployed jets will intercept airborne attacks within range of the UK's existing mission. "In response to increased Iranian threats and the growing risk of escalation in the Middle East, the UK Government has been working with partners across the region to encourage de-escalation and prevent further attacks," the statement read. "We have moved several additional Royal Air Force jets and air refuelling tankers to the region. These will bolster Operation Shader, which is the UK's existing counter-Daesh operation in Iraq and Syria. In addition, these UK jets will intercept any airborne attacks within range of our existing missions, as required. We will continue to cooperate closely with our regional partners in the interest of de-escalation," it added. Meanwhile, Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Daniel Hagari said Saturday that Israel "intercepted a vast majority" of the strikes from Iran.

Here is maybe a satire about the Russians and drones. Because they launch so many. A lot are intercepted. And then the Ukrainians ask for more defense systems. How the Russians are alright to use up all of their ammunition.

Iran strikes cause minor damage to Israel military base, says army Iranian strikes caused "minor damage" to an Israeli base, army spokesman Daniel Hagari said Sunday, after Iran's state media reported "heavy blows" to the base.

Iran attack 'ongoing', 200 drones, missiles fired, says Israel army Iran has launched over 200 drones, ballistic and cruise missiles towards Israel and the attack is "ongoing," an army spokesman said early on Sunday. "The regime in Iran sent a massive swarm of over 200 killer drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles," Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said in a statement, adding that "so far, we've intercepted the vast majority of incoming missiles".

This is one about the Strait of Hormuz. I have played a wargame in graduate school about the Strait of Hormuz. It’s a specific thing that maybe the Iranians will do. And then how does everyone respond. And so notice there was a call to the White House and a UNSC meeting.

Commandos from Iran's Revolutionary Guard rappelled onto a container ship "linked to Israel" near the Strait of Hormuz and seized the vessel on Saturday, Iran's state news agency claimed, adding that the ship was being transferred to Iran's territorial waters. An Israeli military spokesperson warned that Iran "will bear the consequences for choosing to escalate the situation any further".

Netanyahu holds talk with Biden as Iran attacks Israel US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone on Saturday night, the White House said, after Iran launched a retaliatory drone and missile attack on Israel.

UN Security Council to meet Sunday on Iran attack The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday over Iran's unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel, the body's president said.

We’re getting funny stuff the Iranians are saying. The Iranian state media maybe has good journalists. Maybe they’re better than the Russian state media. Also, that’s the right name of the desert. They’re being smart about geographic terms. Maybe the Iranians are smarter than the Russians, for example, in Syria. Syria has different deserts, etc.

Thousands gather in Iran in show of support for attack on Israel Thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Iran early Sunday in a show of support for the unprecedented drone and missile attack under way against arch foe Israel.

Iran state media say Israel attack dealt 'heavy blows' to Negev air base Iran's retaliatory drone and missile attack on Israel early Sunday dealt "heavy blows" to an air base in the Negev desert, state media reported, "The most important Israeli air base in the Negev was the successful target of the Kheibar missile," the official IRNA news agency said, adding that "images and data indicate that the base sustained heavy blows."

Telling the British about Catholic school. I’ve been to Catholic schools in Texas, California, and Washington, DC. I attend mass at St. Matthews in Washington, DC which is where John Kennedy’s funeral was. There is a sign at the front saying this is where John Kennedy’s casket was during the mass. Sometimes I attend mass where Robert Kennedy went to church which is St. Joseph’s on the Hill. There is a sign up that says Robert Kennedy was an usher at that church.
There is some irony here about Catholic schools and paying for Catholic schools. The ye olde tale is that the Virginians turn to Communism to pay for their kids to go to Catholic school. At Catholic school I wrote a paper on how the Irish built the railroads in America. They worked alongside the Chinese. But, the Irish guys refused to boil water and many of them succumbed to dysentery. But, the Chinese workers sometimes were sent to work with the dynamite. Maybe the Irish managers were bigots because they didn’t boil water and then it was weird about the dynamite blasts.
In the world, I boil water. I boil water all day. I guess the Irish managers who don’t boil water don’t go to Catholic school. The kids who go to Catholic school boil water.

I was in Catholic school writing this paper on the Falklands. And reading about Argentinian pilots dropping bombs on British ships. What if those people were my relatives? British people aren’t allowed to be Catholics? Americans aren’t allowed to go to Catholic church? It was unethical and wrong for those Argentinian pilots to fire at British ships. The British sailors would have been named Chris, John, and David.

Cillian Murphy and the Academy. About Irish Catholics and Roman Catholics. It’s been a Pole, a German, and now an Argentinian. It’s been hard on everyone about the Vatican. What about the Falklands? I wish Pope Francis would talk about the Falklands and if he knows anyone in the Argentinian army. They fired at British ships. Argentinian warplanes as though they were the Luftwaffe, fired at Royal Navy ships in the 1980s. Now Caracas and Sanaa are firing at Royal Navy ships. Pope Benedict confessed to having served in the German army. Conceptually the Vatican and how they have these leaders that oppose Pax Brittanica.

What an unbelievable news day. The Turks are saying that Belgrade is going to send those French planes to the PLA. And notice here how the Chinese economy seems integrated into the Russian and Serbian economies. How these pro-Russia people are Chinese trade profiteers. And how Serbia assists the Russians to integrate into African armies. A really significant turn of events.

Serbia close to deal to buy French fighter jets in shift from Russia Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic announced that his country is close to reaching an agreement on the purchase of 12 French-made Rafale fighter jets, in a switch from its traditional supplier Russia. Vucic spoke during his two-day visit to Paris and talks with French President Emmanuel Macron as well as French defense officials, including Rafale manufacturer Dassault Aviation. Vucic said that he had a very good conversation with Macron on Monday night, which lasted more than three hours, and that they "reached concrete agreements regarding the purchase of the Rafale fighter jets.” He said contracts will be signed in the next two months in Macron’s presence, adding that the purchase of the sophisticated jets will drastically widen military and other cooperation between the two states.

First European citizen jailed under HK security law

Zambia uncovers 'sophisticated' Chinese cybercrime syndicate

China's ageing population: A demographic crisis is unfolding for Xi

China helping Moscow in biggest military expansion since Soviet times, US says China is helping Russia undertake its biggest military expansion since Soviet times, US officials said Friday, stepping up public pressure as concerns rise over Ukraine. US officials are hoping the release of the intelligence will encourage European allies to press China, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz heads to Beijing this weekend and Group of Seven foreign ministers meet next week in Italy. Unveiling US findings, officials said China was helping Russia on a range of areas including the joint production of drones, space-based capabilities and machine-tool exports vital for producing ballistic missiles. China has been the key factor in revitalizing Russia’s defense industrial base “which had otherwise suffered significant setbacks” since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a senior US official told reporters on condition of anonymity.

Russian military instructors, air defence system arrive in Niger amid deepening ties Russian military instructors have arrived in Niger with an air defence system and other equipment as part of the West African nation’s deepening security ties with Moscow, state television announced late Thursday. Niger’s military government agreed in January to step up security cooperation with Russia, after expelling French forces that were helping fight jihadist rebellions in several Sahel nations. On Friday, African Corps—seen as the successor of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group in Africa—confirmed it had arrived in Niger. The Tele Sahel broadcaster showed a Russian transport plane arriving at Niamey airport on Wednesday night. It said “the latest military equipment and military instructors from the Russian defence ministry” had arrived. Russia will help “install an air defence system... to ensure complete control of our airspace”, the report said. One instructor was quoted as saying that “We are here to train the Niger army and help it use the equipment that has just arrived. The equipment is for different military specialities.” “The first flight of African Corps troops and volunteers has arrived in Niger,” the group wrote on Telegram.

Belgium opens probe into Russian ‘interference’ in European Parliament Belgian prosecutors have opened a probe into Russian “interference” in the European Parliament following allegations lawmakers were paid to spread Kremlin propaganda, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Friday. De Croo said Belgium was enacting this week a new law against such interference and was calling for more tools at the EU level to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation. He said Belgian prosecutors were to ask for an urgent meeting of the Eurojust agency that handles cross-border legal cooperation within the EU. The Czech Republic has put the Voice of Europe and two pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politicians—Viktor Medvedchuk and Artem Marchevsky—on its sanctions list in relation to the pro-Russia network’s activities.

Exodus from key town on Myanmar-Thai border as it falls to anti-junta resistance A stream of people, some fearing air strikes, queued at a border crossing to flee Myanmar early on Friday, a day after the strategically vital town of Myawaddy near Thailand fell to anti-junta resistance that is gaining strength. On Thursday, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said the fighting in Myanmar should not spill into his country’s airspace. In an interview with Reuters last week, Srettha said the Myanmar junta was “losing strength”, as he pushes to open talks with the regime. Thailand, which says it is keeping neutral in the Myanmar conflict and can accept up to 100,000 people displaced by it, has pursued engagement, including aid deliveries, with its neighbour since Srettha came to power last August. Yet the junta could find itself stretched further after the Arakan Army rebel group warned it would renew an offensive in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine. Arakan Army chief Twan Mrat Naing warned residents of the Rakhine cities of Sittwe and Kyauk Phyu to relocate ahead of “a decisive battle”, the group said in a statement. One of Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic armed forces, the Arakan Army was part of Operation 1027, a major assault by three rebel groups last October that seized significant territory from the junta.

It’s about how Russia and China work together in their armies and navies. And you can see this in Africa and the Middle East. The Chinese navy and the Russian defense people. How they have conservative values. And now the government in Minsk is asking about the shooting at the concert hall. It’s because the Russians themselves send so many people to their neighboring countries. They have so many kids. Novak’s kids and Nikola’s kids live abroad, for example.

How the Russians use their navy bases for trade with China.

MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. The parliamentary forum of BRICS member states will take place in St. Petersburg on July 11-12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with representatives of relevant international affairs parliamentary committees of BRICS countries.

President Radev takes part in Three Seas meeting in Vilnius

Anti-Russian Attitudes among Bulgarians Outnumber Pro-Russian 50%-33% Month after Start of War in Ukraine, Survey Finds

Here’s a report about the Russians firing at maybe American tanks.

Ukraine Under Attack: Russian Drones Strike, Power Plant Decimated

NATO Commits to Long-Term Support for Ukraine

MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry uploaded a video showing a Lancet loitering munition destroying a Ukrainian tank in the Avdeyevka area in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

Maybe the Russians have more kids per couple than Nigerians or people in Niger.

NAIROBI, April 12. /TASS/. Russian military instructors have arrived in Niger, according to a report by the country’s state television.

This one is about demographic data in eastern Europe.

NEW YORK, April 11./TASS/. The share of young men aged between 20 and 30 in Ukraine’s demographic structure has dropped to its lowest figure in the history of the country, not a good sign for the combat effectiveness of the Ukrainian army, The New York Times said.

Notice this description of Palestine. The Chechens have ten kids sometimes.

CAIRO, April 12. /TASS/. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said his sons, killed in a recent Israeli air strike, were not active members of his movement. He denied to Reuters that his sons were Hamas fighters, adding that the deaths of his sons and grandchildren will not affect the talks on a ceasefire in Gaza, because "the interests of the Palestinian people are placed above everything." Haniyeh also accused Israel of delaying the negotiation process. On April 10, the Hamas leadership confirmed that Haniyeh’s three sons and four grandchildren were killed in an Israeli military strike on a refugee camp in northern Gaza. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement expressed their condolences. The Israeli army press service also confirmed the killing of three sons of the Hamas politburo chief in Gaza. Ismail Haniyeh himself lives in Doha.

Maybe the Russians move with their wives and kids to Helsinki.

MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Finland will fully face Russian military-political countermeasures if it creates a nuclear threat for Moscow, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry department for non-proliferation and arms control Vladimir Yermakov told TASS.

How the brain scans, and what does it see? Maybe it means Alex is a sociopath. Because he isn’t with everyone else about cause and effect. The British talk about sociopaths. I think a sociopath by definition is someone who is in denial about cause and effect. His actions aren’t consistent with societal rules.
It’s called the law of entropy.
It’s in different sciences.
But, how things default to disorganization.
And so our bank accounts and our lawns and our clothes. We need to tend to these things, or they will come into disrepair.
A commentary about people in Washington, DC. Alex’s teeth, for example. It’s an example of a Russian guy who isn’t smart about science. Kind of everyone is supposed to go to the dentist and the barber and the dry cleaner.
“Entropy is a scientific concept that is most commonly associated with a state of disorder, randomness, or uncertainty.”

I know a lot of people maybe because (1) I used to have a car which always worked, and (2) I always eat a lot. I’m really smart about getting around and nutrition. And so throughout my life I can make friends with people in different sectors.
At the Tate Modern in London there is an exhibit where the boxer is boxing himself. And I think that’s a good image for how much food we eat in Texas. It’s a meditation of sitting down and eating a lot.
"You have to get back out there though…”
Talking about eating with friends and networking.
-> Patrick is from Westport, CT. We went out to eat and he ordered a cheese pizza. That’s an extreme in the sense you kind of cannot invite him anywhere.
-> Dean is from Seattle. We went out and I let Dean order and he got the three taco combination meat plate. Dean today works for the World Bank. He has a graduate degree in economics.
-> My friend James lives in Seattle. I think he works for Amazon but he went to RIT which is the Rochester Institute of Technology. He and I used to go out to eat and he would eat a lot.

The Russians have right winger values. The demographic crisis and their weapons. And then these reports about the Middle East. That's how these groups are behaving in the Middle East. They have large families and there are weapons everywhere. Their kids take over at their jobs. That sounds like the Washington Capitals and the embassies. Telegram is headquartered in Dubai and it's owned by a Russian. Complaints about Russia from their neighbors how the misuse the seas.

Reports from Ukrainian media have confirmed that Russia has initiated significant missile strikes in Ukraine, employing Tu-95 and MiG-31 strategic bombers. The strikes, which included the deployment of "Kinzhal" missiles, targeted the cities of Lviv and Kyiv.

Amid escalating geopolitical tensions, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has issued a stark warning, emphasizing the imperative for heightened war readiness in the face of prevailing uncertainties. Yonhap News Agency, citing KCNA, reported on Thursday that Kim underscored the urgency of preparedness during his inspection of the Kim Jong-il University of Military and Politics, named after his late father.

President Radev Attends Three Seas Initiative Summit in Vilnius

DUBAI, April 11. /TASS/. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is undermining any chance of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip by killing the sons of Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas official Basem Naim told Qatar's Al Jazeera.

MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. Poland and its allies scrambled aircraft, citing the activity of Russia's long-range aviation.

MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. The number of Telegram monthly users amounts to 900 mln and a half of this number open it on a daily basis, co-founder of the social network Pavel Durov said.

WASHINGTON, April 11. /TASS/. The United States should refrain from irresponsible statements fraught with unpredictable escalation, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said.

"During the implementation of an operational search in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria by the security authorities, information was obtained about the whereabouts of armed persons who participated in terrorist activities. Tonight, special forces of the FSB blocked them in the territory of the Nalychik district," the statement said, as RIA Novosti reported.

Notice the British are seizing Russian assets. And here are loon reports about the Russian foreign ministry:

WASHINGTON, April 9. /TASS/. The UK and the US have made progress on the issue of transferring frozen Russian sovereign assets to Ukraine, and the parties will present their proposals at the Group of Seven (G7) summit in June, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said.

WASHINGTON, April 9. /TASS/. The US has long been hatching plans to put an end to Russian exports of energy resources, including natural gas, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said commenting on the statements, made recently by the State Department’s high-ranking officials, with threats against Russian oil and gas industry, including the Arctic LNG-2 project.

MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. Russian Presidential Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and representative of the Syrian opposition Popular Front for Change and Liberation and head of the Syrian opposition’s Moscow Platform Qadri Jamil discussed the situation in Syria after the Israeli Air Force attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. The Russian aerospace forces destroyed five militant bases located in the Syrian province of Homs, the deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria (a division of the Russian Defense Ministry) Maj. Gen. Yury Popov told a briefing.

Can the Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity software get Anastasia to wear pants or Alex to fix his teeth?

NEW YORK, April 10. /TASS/. The administration of US President Joe Biden is preparing to issue an order that would·prevent US companies and citizens from using software made by Russia’s Kaspersky Lab because of national security concerns, CNN reported citing US officials familiar with the matter.

This is me talking about Ambassador Antonov. 4-10-24

These are reports about maybe Russian stuff in the Balkans:

Romania Enacts Gambling Restrictions

Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister, Academician Nikolai Denkov, has condemned corruption as the primary conduit for Russian interference in the country's affairs. In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Denkov highlighted the deep-rooted ties between corruption and Russian influence, attributing them to the collapse of the ruling coalition. Denkov's remarks underscored his cabinet's struggle to eradicate corruption while combating Moscow's meddling in Bulgarian politics.

However, no casualties were reported as Ukrainian air defense successfully intercepted two missiles over the sea. The city of Kherson also faced shelling, as confirmed by Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the regional administration. Contradictory reports emerged regarding the village of Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia Region, with Ukrainian military asserting control despite alleged Russian incursions.

Odesa Hit by Drones, Missiles

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This is me talking about Dmitry Polyansky. 4-9-24

Russia has several neighboring countries that are Muslim. And then notice the Kremlin wants to add a Palestinian office to the UN building. How the Russians bring crime to New York City.

Georgia's Proposed 'Foreign Agents' Law Sparks Presidential Veto Amid Controversy

Bulgaria has significantly improved the fight against migrant trafficking

MOSCOW/ASHGABAT, April 8. /TASS/. Turkmenistan is ready to expand cooperation with Russia based on principles of strategic partnership, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty (People’s Council) of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said during a telephone conversation with Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko.

UNITED NATIONS, April 8. /TASS/. Moscow calls on all countries around the world to support Palestine's application for the status of a permanent UN member, said Russia’s first deputy envoy to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky.

Tashkent reports lowest school attendance rate in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan denies sugar price increase

Uzbekistan's state budget deficit reaches $1.56 bln in first quarter

President of Uzbekistan notes development of Uzbek-Russian inter-parliamentary ties

MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. The Russian National Guard’s commandos employed a Skat 350M drone produced by the Kalashnikov firearms manufacturer to detect and steer a strike against a Ukrainian fuel base, the Kalashnikov press office reported on Tuesday.

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Do the Russians send drones to Burma and missiles to Pyongyang?
You kind of have to buy into the butterfly theory of inference.

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These are diplomatic trips to make money.

UŽIVO LIVE Vucic in Paris; Today with Macron

Lavrov arrives on an official visit to China

And then all that the Kremlin does that costs us money. Simon Bolivar was a communist. You wonder about Russian activity in South America and how that affects our border with Mexico.

MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Ukraine needs a total of 25 Patriot air defense missile systems to protect the entire country from aerial attacks, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said.

MOSCOW, April 7. /TASS/. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has said that Russian guided aerial bombs regularly destroy Ukrainian positions.

HAVANA, April 7. /TASS/. Ecuadorian police stormed the Embassy of Mexico in Quito to arrest ex-vice president of the Ecuador Jorge Glas sheltering there because of the hypothetical possibility of the politician’s flight from the country, Foreign Minister of Ecuador Gabriela Sommerfeld said.

CARACAS, April 7. /TASS/. Member-states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) decisively condemn the raid of the Ecuadorian military against the Mexican embassy in Quito and the arrest of former vice president of Ecuador there, ALBA-TCP said on its website.

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This is me talking about the Black Sea. 4-7-24

The Russians are being asked about their ports on the Black Sea and Kaliningrad. It seems like they're misused because of profiteering. There's a report about a stolen ship, for example. Also, both seas aren't deep sea ports. They don't seem to hear people asking about these ports. They might be lying to the sailors telling them that the Black Sea is a Russian ancestral homeland.

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A report about the Engels airbase in Tartarstan. It's in the French report.
How Soviet and Russian communists affect Bratislava, Ankara, Damascus, Mexico City, and Tibet.

Ukraine has fired dozens of drones at Russian energy facilities including oil refineries since the conflict began, sometimes hundreds of kilometres from the border.

Slovakia holds second round of presidential vote amid deep divisions over Ukraine war Slovaks voted Saturday to choose a new president with the outcome determining whether the EU and NATO member shifts further towards Russia amid deep divisions over the war in Ukraine. Ivan Korcok, a 60-year-old pro-Western former foreign minister, and Peter Pellegrini, 48, a Ukraine-sceptic backed by the ruling populists, are vying to replace the outgoing liberal President Zuzana Caputova. “The Russian Federation has trampled on international law. I do not think Ukraine should give up part of its territory to achieve peace,” he told AFP. Pavol Turanec, an electrical designer from Martin, northern Slovakia, hailed Korcok. “Korcok is a real pro: pro-democratic, pro-Western, pro-European. His values do not change depending on polls,” the 50-year-old told AFP. “This criminal government is leading us to a pro-Russian autocracy, devastating the judiciary, and public finances. They really need a counterweight.” Jana Mozolova, a retired teacher from the eastern city of Kosice, said Pellegrini had her vote. “He has been around for years and never let anyone down,” the 66-year-old said. Provisional results are expected around midnight.

Türkiye on Friday suspended its participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, which dates back to the Cold War era.

Ipek Demir, also known as "Çayre Gever," was captured by Turkish intelligence in an operation against the terrorist group PKK, security sources said on Friday.

The bodies of eight Chinese nationals have been found on a beach in the Mexican state of Oaxaca after their boat capsized, officials say.

China has expanded the use of boarding schools - for children as young as four - and replaced Tibetan as the main language of tuition with Chinese.

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This is crazy. The Russians want the law to be something other than Pax Britannica.

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Israeli Ambassador to Russia Simona Halperin agrees that it is necessary to respect international humanitarian law in the conflict between Palestine and Israel, and that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) should also share this position, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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It used to be Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Now they go to computer school and learn to steal music. Because they refuse to honor copyright laws.

In an operation for preventing the illegal use of music, the Cybercrime department of the General Directorate Combating Organized Crime has blocked access to 12 websites subject to copyright and related rights, the Ministry of Interior has announced. The owners of the websites providing access to popular music with the option of downloading music in .mp3 format, have been established. The operation was carried out in coordination with Europol within the frameworks of the fight against organized crime at an EU level, for disrupting criminal networks and activities by individual entrepreneurs involved in intellectual property crime, run from Bulgaria. Documents and digital devices used in these illegal activities have been confiscated as evidence.

The Houthi commander sounds like Admiral Kulit. The Latakia navy base and the Yemeni ports.

DUBAI, April 4. /TASS/. Forces of the United States and the United Kingdom delivered a total of 424 strikes targeting the territory of Yemen since January 12, killing at least 37 people, the leader of Yemen’s rebel Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement Abdel Malik al-Houthi said.

Debacles about the Kremlin and counterterrorism.

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a goal to increase labor productivity in the country, since in the coming years the economy will face a shortage of personnel due to demographic problems.

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. The masterminds who orchestrated the March 22 terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue in suburban Moscow were seeking above all to damage the national unity of the Russian people, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the 12th Congress of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.

Yes the jailhouse snitch can testify if what he's saying is consistent with the other evidence.
Yes the feds should seize the houses because he's guilty of possession and how can be pay property tax?

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If the Serbian elections are legitimate given everyone's height and weight.

Madrimov claims BoxRec's top spot after WBA Middleweight win

"Pristina urgently needs to form CSM" Pristina must urgently fulfill its obligation to form the Community of Serbian Municipalities (CSM), European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said today.

Ana Brnabić calls Belgrade City Assembly elections VIDEO Serbian Parliament Speaker Ana Brnabic on Wednesday called elections for the Belgrade City Assembly for June 2.

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How Russia and China work together weirdly about the police.

The digital trail from the photos directed investigators to a location in southern Bulgaria, where firearms were found buried under a tree in a plastic bag. Some of the recovered weapons showed signs of rust. The suspects, detained in Germany and the Netherlands, allegedly intended to transport the arms to Berlin for potential attacks on Jewish institutions across Europe. The individuals in custody include Palestinians Abdelhamid Al A. and Ibrahim El-R., both born in Lebanon, as well as Egyptian Mohamed B. and Dutch national Nazih R. Initial searches for the weapons took place in Germany in October, with investigators initially suspecting Poland as the hiding place. The suspects had reportedly traveled to Poland multiple times. Federal prosecutors stated that all four suspects have long-standing ties to Hamas, participating in its activities abroad and maintaining close connections with the organization's military leadership.

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Nine mobilized troops of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) with Russian citizenship have been killed in the latest escalation between Palestine and Israel, the Israeli embassy in Russia told TASS. There are lots of Russians with dual citizenship among IDF troops, the embassy explained.

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Russia will investigate the deadly terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue in a meticulous and careful manner, so that not to give its masterminds an opportunity to benefit from any potential discrepancy, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told TASS.

These are reports about the Caucasus region and Ukraine.

TBILISI, April 3./TASS/. Georgia’s ruling party has reintroduced a bill on foreign agents, published on the parliament’s website.

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Bases of the North Atlantic Alliance in Ukraine, if any are ever deployed to the former Soviet republic, will be Russia's legitimate target and will burn, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told RT in an interview, recalling Russia’s attack on the Yarovsky testing ground in Ukraine last year.

How awkward Russia is about Central Asia.

MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Special economic zones are a fairly effective mechanism - over the past three years, Russia opened 20 more such territories, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

Some schools to introduce practice of teaching subjects in foreign language

Uzbekistan leads global gold sales in February

MIA warns of terror threats on social media

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American warplanes and drones aimed at Russian airbases in the Middle East. Probably in response to Chinese trade profiteering.

MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. Four servicemen were wounded as a result of a drone attack on the positions of the Syrian government forces in the Idlib Governorate, Major General Yury Popov, Deputy Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Parties in Syria, said.

UNITED NATIONS, April 2. /TASS/. The UN is against attacks on civilians and infrastructure, such attacks must stop, UN Secretary-General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told a TASS correspondent. Commenting on the Ukrainian drone attack on facilities in Russia’s Tatarstan, he said: "We stand against and call for a halt all attacks on civilian infrastructure."

DUBAI, April 2. /TASS/. The United States is directly responsible for the Israeli air force strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus which killed two high-ranking generals from Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), an aide to the country’s spiritual leader said.

This is the route from Kaliningrad to Pyongyang. It begins with Swedish scientists, the ships sail past the British isles, and they go to Korean ports.

MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. Swedish citizens are against the country joining NATO, but the government simply never bothered to ask their opinion, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Uzbekistan’s ambassador meets with UK adviser to CPC in London

Fighter-jets raised: Three countries have joined forces Japan, South Korea and the United States held air military exercises today, which included fighter jets and B-52 bombers capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

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"Yesterday, F-35 fighter jets targeted an Iranian government building in Damascus. An IRGC commander is included in the dead. Also, drones targeted buildings and factories in Yelabuga and Nizhnekamsk in southwestern Russia near the Engels airbase."

The Russians at the UN aren't saying right what happened.

UNITED NATIONS, April 2. /TASS/. The UN Security Council will hold an open meeting, requested by Russia, on the Israeli strike at an Iranian diplomatic facility in Syria on April 2, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky announced.

MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. The international community needs to legally assess Israel’s strike on Iran’s consulate in Damascus, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


Drone Attacks Hit Russian Factories in Tatarstan, Six Injured Drone attacks targeted businesses in Yelabuga and Nizhnekamsk in southwestern Russia, resulting in injuries to six individuals, with three requiring hospitalization.

How the Kremlin is weirdly in favor of the IRGC.

MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. The issue of removing the Taliban movement (currently banned in Russia) from the list of terrorist organizations is being considered, the Foreign Ministry has told TASS.

A report about the Black Sea.

ISTANBUL, April 1. /TASS/. Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov ways of ensuring the safety of shipping in the Black Sea, a diplomatic source in Turkey has told TASS.

In earnest reports about the economy in Russia and Uzbekistan.

Gold Price in Uzbekistan Continues to Hit Records

Inflation in Uzbekistan Rose by 8%

GDP In Uzbekistan Grows by Almost 4

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This is me talking about Russian foreign policy. 4-1-24

Examples of bad Russian foreign policy.
After all of this, maybe the Serbians really don't have legitimate elections.

President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, has announced, as he had previously said, the name of the Prime Minister designate of the new Government of Serbia.

The infantry is supposed to be defending the border with China.

Russian Recruitment Surge: 30,000 New Soldiers Monthly for the War in Ukraine Recent assessments from British military intelligence reveal a concerning trend: Russia is purportedly recruiting approximately 30,000 soldiers each month for its ongoing war against Ukraine. The Ministry of Defence's daily summary, cited by DPA, highlighted this estimate alongside reports of renewed Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, resulting in power outages across multiple regions. According to British military intelligence, Russia maintains a considerable numerical advantage over Ukraine, boasting superior ammunition and equipment. The briefing underscored Russia's capacity to absorb losses and sustain its offensive operations aimed at weakening Ukrainian forces. Recent advances by Russian troops, notably the capture of Avdeyevka in eastern Donetsk Oblast, signal a continued westward push. Despite facing resistance, Russia appears determined to seize control of additional villages in the vicinity, such as Orlovka and Tonenkoe.

The Kremlin is soft on Turkey.

Turkish Opposition Claims Victory in Local Elections: Provisional Results Indicate Significant Shift Provisional results from Turkey's local elections reveal a remarkable surge for the opposition, marking a significant shift in the country's political landscape. According to reports from BTA, incomplete tallies suggest a lead for the main opposition Republican People's Party (NRP) over the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). With 95.08 percent of ballots accounted for, the NRP commands the support of 37.47 percent of voters, while the AKP trails closely behind with 35.67 percent, as disclosed by CNN-Turk TV.

Complaints about the Russian Black Sea fleet.

MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. Russia has recently handed over a demand for an immediate arrest and extradition of all those involved in terror attacks against Russia, the Russian foreign ministry told TASS. "Just a few days ago, Russia handed over a relevant note to the Kiev side via an established channel in Minsk," the ministry said.

Drone Attack on Odesa Damages Energy Infrastructure

Burgas Airport welcomes first group of tourists after Bulgaria joins Schengen by air and sea

The snow on Mount Vitosha, which rises above the capital city, has turned yellow as the Saharan dust continues to blow. The phenomenon will continue over Bulgaria until at least Tuesday.

MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. Su-25 attack aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces thwarted the rotation of Ukrainian armed forces units in the Severodonetsk direction, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

Complaints about Russian prisons.

Moreover, Russia demands that Ukraine arrest and extradite to Russia all those involved in recent terror attacks, including chief of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Vasily Malyuk, the Russian foreign ministry said.

Strange reports about Russia and their neighboring countries.

MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. Moscow and Bishkek expressed their readiness to join efforts in fighting cross-border terrorism as they reaffirmed the exclusive role of regional forces in maintaining security in Central Asia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement following bilateral diplomatic meetings in Bishkek.

BUENOS AIRES, March 31. /TASS/. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan has admitted that his country’s relations with Moscow have problems which cannot be concealed.

I went to the technical institute, Pavel didn't. He just went to the normal school.

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The extent to which Russian foreign policy in the Middle East causes terrorism.

As the Qataris are investing in Newsmax and Telegram is Russian owned, is Newsmax Russian owned and are the Russians responsible for these reports about terrorism in Doha?

At the time the investment was made, a coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had established a diplomatic and economic blockade against Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups across the Middle East. Qatar had counted on its relationship with the United States for protection, but President Donald Trump initially sided with its regional rivals, praising their move in 2017 and criticizing Qatar for funding terrorism.

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Maybe the Kremlin thinks it's group fire if it's group weapons making.
Weird SOP about when to fire at foreign items.

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Maybe Moscow cyberattacks London while Pyongyang cyberattacks Tokyo. And they would need equipment.

UK hits out at Chinese-backed cyber-attacks Two people and a China-affiliated company will have assets frozen and be subject to a travel ban.

Ukrainian television said explosions were heard in the regions of Ivano-Frankivsk and Khmelnytskyi as well as the city of Dnipro as Russian cruise missiles were spotted in Ukrainian air space. DTEK and Naftogaz say their facilities were targeted

Russia veto ends UN monitoring of North Korea sanctions after arms transfer probe Russia faced a mounting backlash Friday after using its veto power to effectively end official UN monitoring of sanctions on North Korea amid a probe into alleged arms transfers between Moscow and Pyongyang. Russia's UN Security Council veto on Thursday blocked the renewal of the panel of experts tasked with investigating violations of sanctions tied to North Korea's banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Last week, Pyongyang tested a solid-fuel engine for a "new-type intermediate-range hypersonic missile," state media reported. Recent cruise missile launches have prompted speculation that North Korea is testing those weapons before shipping them to Moscow for use in Ukraine.

Gotland island, a strategic location in the Baltic Sea, remilitarises as Sweden joins NATO Sweden joined NATO earlier this month, becoming to become the 32nd member of the military alliance. Around the Baltic Sea, nations are worried about what Russian President Vladimir Putin could do next after showing he was capable of invading Ukraine. Sweden has officially ended its traditional neutrality and its prime minister has even told Swedes they need to be prepared for war. Military service was already reintroduced back in 2018. Our reporters Clovis Casali and Julien Sauvaget went to the Swedish island of Gotland, deemed the most strategic location in the Baltic Sea.

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It's like Harry and journalists. Diddy's attorney doesn't like cops.
And, it's as though Diddy has employed a White House staff.

I don't like that the attorney is saying bad things about the army, or the police. He cannot issue a public statement that seems derogatory about public sector employees. Aren't they just doing their jobs? Also, that's amazing that Sean Combs was there when this all happened. That also sounds like the White House because he employs some kind of a staff. Diddy has a White House staff, essentially.

Aaron Dyer, Diddy’s attorney, said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday: “Yesterday, there was a gross overuse of military-level force as search warrants were executed at Mr. Combs’ residences. There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way his children and employees were treated.” Heavily armed teams of HSI agents searched Combs’ homes in Los Angeles and the Miami area Monday – some riding in armored vehicles, in part because authorities believed Combs employs armed private security at each of his residences, the first source said. Agents were processing paperwork on card tables outside the Miami-area home, and mobile command post vehicles were visible at both properties. Agents were authorized to search for documents, phones, computers and other electronic devices that hold data or videos, the second law enforcement source said. A law enforcement source earlier told CNN that Monday’s searches were related to an ongoing sex trafficking investigation. HSI in New York said Monday it “executed law enforcement actions as part of an ongoing investigation” in cooperation with local law enforcement and HSI units in Los Angeles and Miami, and would “provide further information as it becomes available.” Dyer said Combs was “never detained” during the searches “but spoke to and cooperated with authorities.”

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Nothing at the UNSC can be well established because it's kind of an informal setting and it's not that old of an entity. It's a Latin word and the Russian diplomats aren't saying it right in a sentence.

noun: modus operandi; plural noun: modi operandi a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established.

UNITED NATIONS, March 28. /TASS/. For the second time this week, the UN Security Council was unable to hold a meeting devoted to NATO’s 1999 aggression against Yugoslavia due to the West’s resistance, a TASS correspondent reported. The Russian mission responded by saying that the requirement of approving the agenda of every meeting through a procedural vote shall be applied to future Security Council sessions as well, as long as member countries continue to fail to stick to their "normal modus operandi.".

UNITED NATIONS, March 28. /TASS/. The vote on holding a UN Security Council meeting, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia proves that Western states are overrepresented in this body, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyansky said.


MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Logistics bases of the Ukrainian army near the towns of Trostyanets and Akhtyrka in the Sumy region were hit in a strike overnight to Thursday, according to preliminary reports, Sergey Lebedev from the pro-Russian underground resistance told TASS.

VILNIUS, March 28./TASS/. Poland’s response to the violation of airspace by what was allegedly a Russian missile will not affect Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreyev, who was summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry but did show up, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said in an interview with the Latvian LTV television.

STAVROPOL, March 28. /TASS/. Law enforcement officers in Russia’s southern Stavropol Region have foiled 12 terrorist attacks that were in the works over the year, Andrey Mishagin, head of the regional branch of the Russian Interior Ministry, said.

Warning to Uzbek citizens traveling to Turkey The External Labor Migration Agency reported increased security measures at Istanbul Airport, particularly for foreigners aged 20 to 35. In January-February, 163 Uzbeks were banned from entering Turkey. Controls at entry and exit points have been tightened. The Agency for External Labor Migration warned Uzbek citizens about checks and restrictions. Control measures have been intensified at Istanbul International Airport, especially for foreigners aged 20-35. People whose behavior raises suspicion undergo interviews and phone checks by migration officers. Suspected terrorists, human traffickers, and others involved in crimes are deemed "undesirable passengers" and sent back. Of the 163 Uzbeks prevented from entering Turkey in January-February, 54 had previous offenses. Complaints from Uzbeks about police treatment at Istanbul airport have been conveyed diplomatically. The agency advises citizens to obey local laws and urges those previously deported to check if they are banned from entering Turkey by contacting Turkish diplomatic missions.

Poland’s Air Force has repeatedly activated its aircraft in the past two weeks. The Polish Operational Command reported a violation of the country’s airspace on the border with Ukraine by what it said was a Russian cruise missile early on March 24. The Polish side claimed that the missile, allegedly launched from a Russian long-range aircraft, had flown into the Polish airspace near the village of Ozerdow in the Lublin Voivodeship bordering on Ukraine, leaving the area 39 seconds later. No proof of these claims has been provided.

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1) The Russians admit to firing at American positions in Ukraine.
2) Questions about travel documents. Countries in Central Asia, for example.

NEW YORK, March 27. /TASS/. The Ukrainian armed forces have lost at least seven of the ten Strv 122 tanks donated by Sweden, Forbes magazine writes. Forbes points out that the Ukrainians plan to send three tanks to Lithuania for repairs. However, "a desperate shortage of spare parts for German-designed tanks means it typically takes workers months to repair a battle-damaged Strv 122 or Leopard 2."

The Foreign Labor Migration Agency issued a warning to Uzbek citizens in Russia. The warning stated that security measures had been strengthened across the country following a terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall in the Moscow. Consequently, the agency advised citizens to adhere to security measures while traveling or departing from Russia. Individuals should carry documents confirming their identity and granting permission to reside or work in the country. They should refrain from visiting public places without valid reasons and avoid interacting with unfamiliar or suspicious individuals. Furthermore, it is advised not to store prohibited photo, audio, and video materials on electronic devices such as phones. When planning a trip, it is recommended to arrive at the station or airport ahead of the scheduled departure time.

Alen Simonyan said the Russian border guards will pull out of Zvartnots by August 1, 2024 YEREVAN, March 27. /TASS/. The withdrawal of Russian border guards from Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport is a done deal, so Yerevan and Moscow are no longer discussing it, Armenian Speaker Alen Simonyan said during a briefing.

SEOUL, March 28. /TASS/. A delegation from Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) led by its director, Sergey Naryshkin, visited Pyongyang on March 25-27, where it held talks on strengthening cooperation amid "intrigues of hostile forces," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov given a comment to Channel One about impostors using a deepfake version of Russian President Vladimir Putin's voice

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1) If Instagram and Facebook are outlawed in Russia. It's as though the Kremlin wants the people to see photos of Maria Zakharova and Dmitry Polyansky. They want Russians to read about UN politics.
2) Also, a complaint about Belgrade. Aren't they just rich kids that waste the money? Do they speak Russian? Do they read Russian literature and follow Russian politics?
3) The Russian army is complaining about the American army.

UNITED NATIONS, March 27. /TASS/. Russia remains committed to goals and tasks enshrined by UN Security Council Resolution 1540 on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said.

UNITED NATIONS, March 27. /TASS/. Russia has requested to hold a UN Security Council meeting on NATO’s 1999 aggression against Yugoslavia, but Russian diplomats are still waiting for a response from the Japanese presidency of the Council, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said.

MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Russia expresses indignation over the unprofessional behavior of the French delegation that has disrupted the UN Security Council meeting on NATO's aggression against Yugoslavia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said in a commentary.

BELGRADE, March 27. /TASS/. Serbia will soon be faced with major challenges threatening its vital national interests, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic warned. "Difficult days are ahead for Serbia. At this moment, it’s not easy for me to say what news we have received in the past 48 hours... [The news poses] direct threats to the vital interests of both Serbia and Republika Srpska (one of the entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina - TASS)," Vucic wrote on Instagram (Instagram is banned in Russia due to its ownership by Meta, which has been designated as extremist). "In the coming days, I will familiarize the Serbian people with all challenges facing Serbia. The battle will be tough, the toughest ever. We will fight. Serbia will prevail," he added.

BEIRUT, March 26. /TASS/. At least eight people were killed and 32 more were wounded in US airstrikes on Syria’s Deir ez-Zor governorate, Syria’s defense ministry said. "This morning, US forces delivered airstrikes on a number of cities, villages and military facilities in the Deir ez-Zor governorate with the use of military aviation and drones," it wrote on its Facebook page (Facebook is banned in Russia due to its ownership by Meta, which has been designated as extremist). "Seven servicemen and one civilian were killed, 19 servicemen and 13 civilians were wounded."

The Russians arrived in Tajikistan: They are conducting interrogation Russian investigators were in Tajikistan to question the families of four men behind the terrorist attack on a shopping center in Moscow, Reuters reports. Three Tajik security sources told Reuters that Russian investigators were questioning the families of suspects in the Crocus City Hall attack in Moscow, which killed 139 people and injured around 180. The sources, who were not authorized to provide information on the case, said that Tajik security officials brought the families of the suspects from different parts of the country to the capital Dushanbe.

MINSK, March 26. /TASS/. Western countries conduct active aerial reconnaissance against Belarus and over 130 NATO planes are based near the republic’s border, Commander of the Belarusian North-Western Operational Command Alexander Naumenko said on Tuesday. The Belarusian defense chief informed that over 60,000 US troops were amassed in Europe while 18 battalion tactical groups from NATO member states numbering over 32,000 personnel were stationed in neighboring countries, in particular, in Poland and the Baltic states.

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1) A report about the Black Sea fleet.
2) Maybe bad Russian foreign policy leads to these groups in Kabul and Islamabad.
3) Notice these hybrid Russian-Chinese tech firms.

Satellite images confirmed, Putin experienced new blow: They were destroyed PHOTO Satellite images have been released that show the consequences of a missile attack by the Ukrainian army on a communication hub in the city of Sevastopol, in the annexed Crimea, used by the Black Sea Fleet. The two photos, dated March 21 and 24, are from California-based global imaging company Planet Labs and were obtained by Schemes, a US-funded Radio Liberty project. Satellite images show that the roof of the building collapsed in the attack. Ukraine's military said on Sunday it had successfully attacked a communications hub, unspecified infrastructure facilities, as well as two large Russian amphibious ships, the Yamal and Azov, delivering another blow to Putin. Russian officials did not confirm the strikes and the damage caused, but the governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, said on his Telegram channel that it was "the most massive attack in recent times." Ukraine has targeted Russia's Black Sea Fleet during Putin's full-scale invasion of the country, which began in February 2022, and Kyiv is vowing to reclaim Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.

According to that American newspaper, ID-K was founded in 2015 by disgruntled members of the Pakistani Taliban, who then accepted a more violent version of Islam. The group's numbers have been halved to around 1,500 to 2,000 fighters by 2021, the New York Times reports, due to a combination of US airstrikes and attacks by Afghan commandos that have killed many of the group's leaders. The group then received a windfall after the Taliban overthrew the Afghan government, after the chaotic withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan. It is also recalled that, during the withdrawal of the US military, IS-K members carried out a suicide attack on the international airport in Kabul in August 2021, in which 13 American soldiers and as many as 170 civilians were killed.

WASHINGTON, March 25. /TASS/. The United States added two individuals and 18 legal entities to the Russian sanctions list, according to the data provided on the website of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury. The sanctioned individuals are Timur Bukanov and Igor Kaigorodov. The US Treasury added to the sanctions lists 15 Russian-based companies and three foreign companies based in Cyprus, the UAE and Estonia. In particular, the list includes the following companies: Echelon Technologies, Echelon Innovations, Project Consulting Bureau Echelon, Cybersecurity Laboratory, Atomaiz , Crypto Explorer, B-Crypto, Key Information Systems, Laitkhaus, Sistemy Raspredelennogo Reyestra, Tsentr Obrabotki Elektronnykh Platezhey, Veb3 Integrator and Veb3 Tekhnologii. The list also includes Estonia-based Bitfingroup OU, Bitpapa IC (UAE) and Tokentrust Holdings Ltd. (Cyprus).

Descriptions about Russian foreign policy in Central Asia:

Their detainment underscores the gravity of the situation and the ongoing efforts to bring all involved parties to justice. According to Turkish security officials, the gunmen from Tajikistan made a brief trip to Turkey to renew their residence permits in Russia. However, crucially, it was affirmed that their radicalization did not occur during their time in Turkey. This detail highlights the global nature of the threat posed by terrorism and the challenges in tracking and preventing extremist activities across borders. The absence of arrest warrants against the attackers allowed them to move freely between Turkey and Russia, facilitating their sinister plans. Remarkably, two of the assailants departed Turkey on the same flight bound for Moscow on March 2, 2024, laying the groundwork for the tragic events that unfolded on March 22, 2024, claiming 139 innocent lives.

BISHKEK, March 25. /TASS/. Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry has warned the country’s nationals not to take any trips to Russia unless absolutely necessary amid tightened security measures in Russia following the terror attack in a Moscow suburb. According to various estimates, between 700,000 to one million Kyrgyz nationals may be staying in Russia.

Bad statements coming from embassies here in Washington, DC:

WASHINGTON, March 26. /TASS/. The majority of cyberattacks are carried out from the US, which is why Washington is putting global critical infrastructure at risk, Liu Pengyu, spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in the US, told TASS.

WASHINGTON, March 26. /TASS/. The destination of militants following the terrorist attack on a crowded concert at the Crocus City Hall music venue in suburban Moscow indicates that the Kiev regime has turned terrorist, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said in a conversation with journalists.

Notice this report about the Russian embassy in Warsaw:

MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. The incident involving a Russian cruise missile that allegedly entered Polish airspace on the morning of March 24 was accidental, General Waldemar Skrzypczak, former Polish Land Forces commander, told the Polsat News TV channel.

MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Poland Sergey Andreyev did not appear at the Polish Foreign Ministry, Polish diplomatic service’s spokesman Pawel Wronski said.

1) It seems like the Russian economy isn't doing well.
2) There are reports about censorship.
3) Lingering socialist themes in government.
4) Within the Kremlin there seems to be political turmoil.
5) Also, the Russians are getting bad feedback from their neighbors in Eastern Europe.

Conceptually, Russia-China trade and the secretive air bases in Saratov and Samarov region.

This is me talking about the Russian election. 3-25-24

This is me talking about William. 3-25-24

A report about Black Sea security.
The Engels airbase is in Saratov and Samarov region. This area might geographically connect EU trade to East Asian trade. Also, one of the regions has been renamed. Both border Kazakhstan.
Maybe Chinese goods pass English ports on their way to Kaliningrad?

SIRIUS /Federal Territory/, March 25. /TASS/. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has arrived in Sochi to attend an international forum on the nuclear industry.

Samara Oblast (Russian: Сама́рская о́бласть, tr. Samarskaya oblast, IPA: [sɐˈmarskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ]) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Samara. From 1935 to 1991, it was known as Kuybyshev Oblast (Russian: Ку́йбышевская о́бласть, tr. Kuybyshevskaya Oblast, IPA: [ˈkujbɨʂɨfskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ]). As of the 2021 Census, the population of the oblast was 3,172,925.[9]

Saratov Oblast[a] is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Volga Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Saratov. As of the 2021 Census, its population was 2,442,575. The oblast is located in the southeast of European Russia, in the northern part of the Lower Volga region. From west to east its territory stretches for 575 kilometers (357 mi), and from north to south for 330 kilometers (210 mi). The highest point of Saratov Oblast is an unnamed hill of the Khvalynsk Mountains reaching 369 metres (1,211 ft) above sea level.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky lamented the challenges in restoring electricity, highlighting the plight of Kharkiv where 200,000 residents endure a blackout, necessitating a city-wide curfew until power is restored. DTEK, Ukraine's leading private energy company, confirmed the imposition of power cuts in Odesa, compounding the city's woes. Amidst the chaos, a fire erupted at one of southwestern Russia's largest thermal power plants, momentarily disrupting energy supplies. Governor Vasily Golubev disclosed the incident via Telegram, assuring that investigations are underway to determine the cause. While no casualties were reported, suspicions arose regarding the origin of the fire. Close sources to security forces alleged that Ukrainian drones instigated the blaze, echoing earlier reports of Russian forces intercepting hostile drones launched from Ukrainian territory. The Novocherkassk power plant, a cornerstone of southwestern Russia's energy grid, bore the brunt of the incident, casting a shadow over its operations.

MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. The Polish Armed Forces reported a violation of the country's airspace on the border with Ukraine early in the morning of March 24 and claim that it is a Russian cruise missile. No evidence was provided for these statements.

This is me talking more about Samara Oblast. 3-25-24

This is me talking more about the Engels air base. 3-24-24

A report about how people in Moscow maybe fly to the airbase and then maybe it has Asian-like airplanes:

The military base is located some 500 miles southeast of Moscow. Russia's strategic bombers use the airfield to attack targets in Ukraine.

Engels base is also the same military air station, along with the Dyagilevo base that saw Ukraine conducting strikes using modified Soviet-era Strizh-141 high-speed reconnaissance drones for land strikes on December 2.

Are they allowed to defend criminal positions with defense shields?

An unspecified number of drones were destroyed over the city of Engels in Russia's Saratov Oblast, regional governor Roman Busargin said in a post to the Telegram messaging app on Wednesday. The Russian official did not offer any information on how many uncrewed vehicles were shot down, nor precise details on the target of the drones.

The airbase resembles the Latakia navy base.

The Engels-2 airbase houses Russian Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers, which have repeatedly launched missile strikes on Ukraine throughout the more than two years of war. The bombers are part of Russia's long-range aviation forces, capable of carrying out nuclear and conventional long-range strikes.

Maybe they do other things and that's why they're under investigation?

Ukrainian media reported on Wednesday that Kyiv's military intelligence agency, the GUR, had orchestrated the drone attack. Ukraine rarely officially takes responsibility for strikes on internationally-recognized Russian territory.

They are suspected of several things:

The drone attack on the city of Engels in Russia’s Saratov Oblast on the morning of 20 March was a special operation of Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.

Earlier on March 20 Ukrainian intelligence sources told RFE/RL that Ukrainian drones attacked a Russian air base that houses strategic bombers located near the city of Engels in the Saratov region in an attack planned and executed by the Main Directorate of Ukraine's Military Intelligence (HUR). In addition to the clashes, Russian forces launched two missiles and conducted dozens of air strikes using various weapons.

A lot of people are looking at this air base:

Satellite Image Shows Russian Tu-160, Tu-95 Bombers At Engels Base With New Protective Scheme?

This is at least the fourth drone attack on the Saratov region since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

The Russians are building stuff near where they're firing drones. Like in Afghanistan.

"On 18 March 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the construction of a railway line from Rostov on Don in southern Russian through the Russian temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to Crimea."

Dec. 5, 2022 Ukraine was behind explosions that rocked two airbases deep inside Russia and killed three military personnel, Moscow said Monday. The blasts at sites hundreds of miles from the border between the two countries were the result of a Ukrainian drone attack, Russia's defense ministry said, potentially signaling a new ability by Kyiv to strike far from the front lines of the conflict. Two aircraft were lightly damaged, the ministry said in a statement, and four people were wounded. "The Kyiv regime attempted to attack by Soviet-made UAVs the military airfields at Dyagilevo in the Ryazan region and Engels in the Saratov region in an effort to disable Russian long-range aircraft," it said, adding that the unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, were intercepted by air defense while flying at a low altitude. NBC News has not verified the claims and Ukraine has not taken responsibility. Both airbases are more than 300 miles from the border.

This is me talking about the Engels air base. 3-24-24

Latakia 1

1) Kyiv strongly denied any involvement in Friday's assault, for which the Islamic State (IS) group's Afghan affiliate has claimed responsibility.
2) Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had detained 11 people including the four men who carried out the attack. Russian media said the men had fled the scene in a white car and that the men were detained in the Bryansk region, about 340 km (210 miles) southwest of Moscow.
3) Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an address to the nation that that the four men who attacked the concert near Moscow were heading towards Ukraine when they were detained, and that they hoped to cross the border.

This is me talking about the shooting in Moscow. 3-23-24

I make these jokes about British law enforcement habits.

…at Audi Field.
…in the Middle East.

Maybe William thinks there isn't money because we all have wisdom and we learn through experience.

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”

This is me talking about British law enforcement. 3-23-24

Notice it was tariffs on Chinese trade and now it's tariffs on Russian trade. Talking about Russia-China economic cooperation.

The European Commission is moving to impose tariffs on grain and related imports from Russia and Belarus, seeking to prevent Moscow from using farm products as a tool to wreak havoc on the EU market. Moscow responded immediately by saying Europeans would "suffer" from the move.

The Trump administration imposed stage three of Section 301 tariffs in September 2018—10 percent on $200 billion worth of goods from China. This stage was scheduled to increase to 25 percent beginning in January 2019, but the increase was delayed until it was allowed to go into effect in May 2019.

This is me talking about the Hong Kong security law. 3-23-24

Examples of how bad is Russian foreign policy.
Russian policy in the Middle East is controversial. Don't they all live in hotels?
Now they are calling it a state of war because the Royal Navy is involved.
Energy trading in Ukraine.
Russian oil men in South America.
The Hong Kong security law.

Moscow concert hall attack: what we know so far An attack by gunmen on a Moscow suburban concert hall Friday left more than 60 dead, more than 100 wounded and the theatre a blazing wreck, according to Russian authorities. Here is what we know about the attack on the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk ahead of a concert by the Piknik rock band: A witness told AFP it was a few minutes before the start of the concert by Piknik when automatic gunfire rang out. There were screams and then panic, said Alexei, a spectator who did not give his family name. Emergency services quoted by the Interfax news agency said between two and five armed attackers dressed in "tactical uniforms" and carrying automatic weapons, entered the concert hall and opened fire.

Kremlin says Russia ‘in a state of war’ in Ukraine for first time The Kremlin said Friday it is in a “state of war” in Ukraine, escalating the official language it uses to describe the conflict, now in its third year.

Two dead, oil refinery on fire after Ukrainian drone attacks in Russia Multiple air attacks on the Russian border region of Belgorod adjoining Ukraine on Saturday killed two people and injured at least seven, the governor said.

Slovakia votes for president amid deep split over Ukraine war Slovakians began voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election pitting the Russia-leaning ruling camp against a pro-Ukraine candidate.

Venezuela's parliament approves creation of state in disputed oil rich Essequibo Venezuela's parliament has approved a law creating a federal state in the disputed oil-rich area of Essequibo across the border in Guyana, which on Friday slammed a "flagrant violation" of its sovereignty.

The new law allows for closed-door trials, gives the police rights to detain suspects for up to 16 days without charge and penalties including life sentences, among other things. "The new national security legislation is going to double down the repression on freedoms in Hong Kong with extended egregious sentences and a broadened definition of national security," said Frances Hui, an activist now based in the US, who described the legislation as a "final nail in a closed coffin".