Russian MPs back law on internet data storageQuoteRussia's lower house of parliament has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country.........Worrying.
Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country.........
At the moment Putin the Magnificent seems to find great favour in his Russia;
One thing that keeps bugging me is, whenever the rebels do something that requires a little bit of organization or skill there's HOLY FUCK RUSSIA MUST HAVE TRAINED THE REBEL SCUM!!!!eleventyone!!!!Didn't it ever occur to anyone that many of them might have served in the ukrainian/russian/soviet military?
At the moment Putin the Magnificent seems to find great favour in his Russia; snip
Oh you are very wrong there on Putin's intelligence. I have watched him closely at one of those hours long sessions he does in front of media and his knowledge and experience suitably impressive. On a lesser note when he visited a television studio and had questions from staff there he was well versed too.If Russia likes a strong leader then that is up to them and to quote the old USSR dictatorship is insulting and indeed i am somewhat surprised at you coming away with that one. Comparing the modern Russia with the restricted Red dictatorship is daft. Just comparing day to day things like modern and varied shopping, vast traffic jams compared to the old days when you could almost put the few cars about as Party people. May I also remind that it does not have hundreds of military bases all over the world as an excuse for "security" like you-know who. Likewise the level of poverty in the USA runs into tens of millions, corporates run the place and you have the nerve to lambaste putin?! The Russian federation has moved on in giant strides in every direction and is nothing like the USSR at all and such a comment is not very intelligent but just a parody extension of the propaganda being hyped on that country.Throwin in Crimea is a silly bandwagon to climb on especially as the place did not want to be inUkraine when Kruschov gave it away and the place is back where it wants to be. Annexation is just another DC nonsense. The same US and West will okay referendums elsewhere even when wrong and when it suits them. Putin has also stated he is not trying to take the East of ukraine and fine you know it and he has repeated this stance in the face of an ignorant West. Certainly a difficult one for him considering that the East is full of his people yet he never at any time said he was going to invade. With all the political immorality of the West it is a bit much to spear at Putin and Russia. In linking as part of the BRICK group he is showing much depth and shrewdness and his trip around South America once the home of all those former dictatorships kept in place by the US of A will bring in time further rewards. Indeed his diplomacy compared to that fool Kerry is like night and day and look at thatcorner if you want scarce intelligence!
How about them? Do you have information showing that Putin is popular there as an individual? I'd not seen that. I know there are agreements in place, but that's not the same thing. I like watching football but that does not mean I am a fan of Blatter.
If Putin was even remotely bright he could extricate himself to some extent now. Potential arguments are there, blaming undisciplined rebels, ...
The Russian people are not stupid, they can browse and talk.
Training in use of the rockets would be specialist and we will have to wait to find out, if we ever do, who was trained where. So far there are intelligence reports that the missiles themselves were from Russia.
Quote from: string on 2014-07-21, 06:43:10Training in use of the rockets would be specialist and we will have to wait to find out, if we ever do, who was trained where. So far there are intelligence reports that the missiles themselves were from Russia.IIRC they're soviet era anti-aircraft missiles. I see no reason to assume that the separatists wouldn't have anyone in their ranks who is familiar with them. Then again, they did apparently think they were shooting at a military transporter...
I have to admit that reading the story of the American warship shooting down the Iranian Flt 655 has me wondering. If you can't tell the difference between a commercial airliner and an F-14-- what on Earth are you doing at the controls of anti-aircraft missiles?
When you say "our own", do you mean Russia, DnD, Scotland, G.B.?
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