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    Moscow orders officials: ‘Get your children out of foreign schools and back to Russia

    Moscow orders officials: ‘Get your children out of foreign schools and back to Russia’



    One expert said the measure was in preparation for a ‘big war’, the Znak.com Russian news outlet reported.

    High-level Russian officials have been told that their children studying abroad must return home as a standoff between Moscow and the West deepens.

    Administration staff, lawmakers and employees of public corporations have also been told any other relatives they have living overseas must return to the “motherland”, sources told the Russian news outlet Znak.com. Political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky said the order would be a blow to the elite as many of them have children who are educated abroad.

    “It is all part of a packet of measures to prepare the elite for some kind of ‘big war’, even if the order is rather arbitrary,” he said according to Znak.com.

    “On the other hand, it is another blow to the unity of President Vladimir Putin and his elites,” he added.

    Relations between Moscow and the West have slumped even further after Russia cancelled a nuclear disarmament pact with the US, and a meeting Putin was supposed to have the French leader Francois Hollande in Paris was cancelled.

    On Wednesday (13 October), Russia’s military tested a nuclear-capable rocket from its submarine in the Sea of Okhotsk, near Japan. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported a Topol missile was shot from a submarine in the Barents Sea and a third was also launched inland.

    Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said proxy wars in the Middle East between the US and Russia could lead to a world-wide conflict. He told the state-run Anadolou News Agency that the Syrian civil war is on the brink of becoming a “wider regional war”.

    In addition, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed claims by the US that Russia was trying to influence the US presidential election with cyber attacks, telling CNN that Moscow “interfering in the United States domestic matters is ridiculous”.

    Russia’s regional influence

    Meanwhile, a US research group has said that Russia has mounted campaign to manipulate five countries in central and eastern Europe, discredit the West’s liberal democratic model, and undermine trans-Atlantic ties.

    The report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies released on Thursday (13 October) said Moscow had tried to gain influence over governments in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Serbia, and Slovakia.

    “In certain countries, Russian influence has become so pervasive and endemic that it has challenged national stability as well as a country’s Western orientation and Euro-Atlantic stability,” said the report, titled the Kremlin Playbook

    Moscow orders officials: 'Get your children out of foreign schools and back to Russia' - BangkokJack - Bangkok News

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    Putin may be losing it.
    By "it" I mean his marbles.

    Nothing more dangerous than a powerful crazy guy.
    (Goes for issues closer to home, too (no mention of ascendancy from me).

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    ^ You have no understanding of the situation do you!

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    The report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies released on Thursday (13 October) said Moscow had tried to gain influence over governments in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Serbia, and Slovakia.

    “In certain countries, Russian influence has become so pervasive and endemic that it has challenged national stability as well as a country’s Western orientation and Euro-Atlantic stability,” said the report, titled the Kremlin Playbook
    Unlike the US (and other countries) of course.

    As an aside, last night I was reading about gas pipeline projects running through Syria to Europe. Look at the players on each side of that. Interesting.

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    No offense, snake

    But this is news from last week and it's in the "Will Russia and US go to war thread" in the Speaker's Corner.

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    Old news is good news ,

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    Russian economy in the shitter if they can't afford school fees for diplomats kids. Killing Assad's perceived enemies in Syria is expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    last night I was reading about gas pipeline projects running through Syria to Europe. Look at the players on each side of that. Interesting.
    well spotted,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    discredit the West’s liberal democratic model
    Somebody is asleep at the wheel if he belives that crock of shite.

    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    Russian influence has become so pervasive and endemic that it has challenged national stability
    Beats bombing countries, their civilians (men women and don't forget the children, hospital patients, mourners and those just out for a day at the seaside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    ^ You have no understanding of the situation do you!
    Go on then, enlighten me, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Beats bombing countries, their civilians (men women and don't forget the children, hospital patients, mourners and those just out for a day at the seaside.
    Aleppo you blind moron.

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    Cementing a Cold War stance only continues to strengthen Putin's political footing.

    All chest pounding (or shoe) and little else.

    Pages from Great Leader's playbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Cementing a Cold War stance only continues to strengthen Putin's political footing.

    All chest pounding (or shoe) and little else.

    Pages from Great Leader's playbook.
    Putin is positioning but I believe he is serious when voicing concern over the missiles in Romania.

    Check out the thread "Are US and Russia close to War" in Speaker's Corner.


    Mods: merge this thread.


    Thank you

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    ^I don't take anything he says seriously.

    Unless he's shirtless, riding a big brown bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    ^I don't take anything he says seriously.

    Unless he's shirtless, riding a big brown bear.
    Fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    Aleppo you blind moron.
    Can't get the connection other than Aleppo isn't near the see is that it?

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    Mods, move this dupe thread before I start kicking your fucking asses.

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    The whole thing is scaremongering by the US for the sheeple who are being led to believe there is an enemy out there that is preparing to attack them and Russia is the obvious choice to scare people who have been brainwashed to believe they are still in a state of cold war with Russia.

    Take this for instance :

    World War Three will be 'extremely lethal': US Army bosses prediction for terrifying war with Russia or China - Mirror Online

    Read it carefully and you will see for yourself. It starts off :

    With tensions high over Syria and increasing attacks from terrorists, the threat of war is never far away.
    And now, US military bosses have revealed how they think a war between the world's most powerful countries would play out.
    They say the threat from Russia, the growing military strength of China and climate change could be factors which lead America into World War Three.
    And they say any future conflict would be “extremely lethal and fast” with a war between two powerful countries “almost guaranteed”.
    "The threat of war is never far away"

    War is no closer than the USA Makes it.

    "and climate change could be factors which lead America into World War Three"

    "Climate change could be a factor ?"

    Got to get in a plug for climate change, How could it led to war ?

    “almost guaranteed”

    Crap to scare the sheeple.

    He said China and Russia are building huge armies which rely increasingly on technology.
    And the US isnt relying more and more on Technolgy ? Unmanned drones ?

    And he admitted this is forcing military chiefs to prepare for “violence on the scale that the US Army has not seen since Korea".
    Translation : We need more money.

    Then it goes on with bullshit about Syria where the US is refusing to get their so called Moderate Rebels" out of Aleppo because having them there makes great propaganda "Look what big bad Russia is Doing".

    And finishes off with :

    Russia has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world with 8,400 warheads compared to 7,500 in America.
    They fail to mention the Russian Nukes are in Russia while the US nukes are all over the place including those on subs and ships, counting those Russia will be pretty much ringed with US nukes.

    Oh yes "Compared to 7500 in America" Is that only counting those actually in America ?

    Then there are things like these :

    'Russia could invade Poland overnight' says US think tank | Daily Mail Online

    Russia could invade Europe within 48 hours, warns ex-military chief | The Independent

    World War 3: Russia could declare war 'overnight' and invade 'within hours' in the Baltic | Daily Star

    Russia could, Russia might all blatant scaremongering, makes me wonder why ? Is the US really contemplating war with Russia, do they think they could do it without massive damage to their own country and Europe.

    As for the OP, have Russia got wind of an attack plan against them ? We are told by the US that Russia is spying on them which is completely unfair as the US are the only country that can spy on others.

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    Just come across another load of scaremongering crap :


    VLADIMIR Putin could obliterate Britain’s fleet of advanced fighter jets without firing a single bullet, a top military chief has warned.


    Top military chief warns Vladimir Putin could crush UK jets 'without firing shot' | Daily Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDukeofNewcastle View Post
    Russian economy in the shitter if they can't afford school fees for diplomats kids. Killing Assad's perceived enemies in Syria is expensive.
    You got it.

    Overseas allowances, housing allowances, educational allowances.

    All cost money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies released on Thursday (13 October) said Moscow had tried to gain influence over governments in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Serbia, and Slovakia.

    “In certain countries, Russian influence has become so pervasive and endemic that it has challenged national stability as well as a country’s Western orientation and Euro-Atlantic stability,” said the report, titled the Kremlin Playbook
    Unlike the US (and other countries) of course.

    As an aside, last night I was reading about gas pipeline projects running through Syria to Europe. Look at the players on each side of that. Interesting.

    Still the age old game, is it not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Still the age old game, is it not?
    More a defensible land route from NE Russia, SE Asia across all of Asia from the Arctic to the Indian ocean, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Lisbon. Keeping all away from any coastal interference some others might want to instigate. The old gun boats threatening to shell the riverside palace ploy will not work if they cant get to the shore under a air protection zone. Any use or threat of ICBMs has been nullified.

    The crusader coalition are continuing their bullying to no success, the new kids on the block are trying a more inclusive way. Who knows who the ultimate winner will be the black guys or the white guys.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    If Russia really thinks or plans a real war with USA perhaps good idea to get em back and cash in so they can enjoy last 4 minutes in 'mother Russia"

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    Mods: merge this thread
    on principle I have no wish to post in any thread started by mr vapidity

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