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Monday, 2 June 2014

VOR Presents… Former Berkutovtsy Accepted into OMON with Open Arms… Clear Rebuke to the Poroshenko and His Zapadnik Junta

00 berkut 01. Moscow. 02.06.14

On 30 May, Interior Minister Colonel General V A Kolokoltsev accepted ten new servicemen of the Special Purpose Centre of the Moscow Directorate of the MVD who were members of the MVDU Berkut spetsnaz unit previously.


00 berkut 02. Moscow. 02.06.14

The Berkutovtsy confronted radicals in Kiev, until the junta disbanded them at the end of February. The junta tried to accuse 20 Berkutovtsy of shooting at Euromaidan terrorists, but the charges didn’t stick.


00 berkut 03. Moscow. 02.06.14

After the junta started to persecute the Berkutovtsy, General Kolokoltsev said that they were welcome in Russia, they could join the OMON in their old ranks, and that Russia would see to the needs of their families. President V V Putin said, “The Berkut troopers did their duty faithfully”.


00 berkut 04. Moscow. 02.06.14

General Kolokoltsev and General Yakunin, the head of the Moscow Directorate of the MVD laid flowers at the memorial to MVD troops who died in the course of their duties.


00 berkut 05. Moscow. 02.06.14

Here, we see one of the former Berkutovtsy taking the oath of allegiance to Russia.


00 berkut 06. Moscow. 02.06.14

General Kolokoltsev said that 92 Berkutovtsy are in the process of becoming Russian citizens, he hopes that they’ll have successful future careers. 42 of them have chosen units other than the OMON for their MVD service.


00 berkut 07. Moscow. 02.06.14

General Kolokoltsev congratulated the new OMON troopers.


00 berkut 08. Moscow. 02.06.14

General Kolokoltsev said, “These men are a very competent reinforcement”.



The Berkutovtsy embodied COPS (Conscientious Officers Protect and Serve). Because of their training, discipline, cohesion, motivation, and sheer courage, they stood on the Maidan facing the Uniate terrorists, and only fired when they had to. Quite often, they faced violent and unhinged mobs… and stood their ground without killing anyone. These men are exemplars… they’re true men, worthy of all praise and respect. The junta replaced them with Euromaidan trash terrorists with no discipline or training. These sorry sacks o’ shit scuttle over the east like cockroaches… killing people, robbing, and molesting women. I seem to see a difference. The Berkutovtsy incarnated PIG (Pride Integrity Guts)… the junta pigs are just that… pigs. The American media demonised the Berkut… they LOVE the junta thugs… do note that. I’d call it theatre of the absurd…

One last thing… thousands of “Ukrainian” servicemen rallied to Russia, including the former commander of the Ukrainian Navy. NOT A SINGLE Russian or patriot serviceman has gone over to the junta… NONE. It seems to me that’s quite a difference… not reported by outlets of the likes of Radio Liberty and Fox News… fancy that…


31 May 2014

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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Kasparov May Face Jail Over “Bitten” Policeman


On Saturday, media sources said Russian chess grandmaster-turned-opposition activist Garry Kasparov, who’s a supporter of the jailed Pussy Riot members, can follow them to prison over a clash with the OMON. Police said Kasparov bit the finger of one of several OMONtsy dragging him away from a Moscow court where three Pussy Riot members were convicted on Friday over an anti-Kremlin “punk prayer” at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The RBC Daily news website said that the accusation could land him in jail for five years on charges of attacking a policeman on duty. Moscow GUMVD confirmed they were preparing to hand over the case to the SKP, the Russian investigatory service, which will conduct a check into the matter.

Rusnovosti.ru reported that Kasparov claimed that the OMON arrested him for no reason as he was giving an interview, twisting his arms and kicking him in the crotch on the way to the police van. He also said on Ekho Moskvy radio that he would sue police over the incident. Kasparov also denied biting anyone and said the officer in question, Denis Ratnikov, could’ve run afoul of a police dog. An MVD spokesman said the force was willing to conduct an examination to compare Kasparov’s bite to that of their service dogs. Moscow GUMVD never specified why they detained Kasparov. The OMON arrested approximately 50 people Friday at the Khamovnichesky district court, where Pussy Riot members received gaol terms of two years for hooliganism and inciting religious hatred. Kasparov, 49, who retired from chess in 2005, is one of the most ardent critics of President Vladimir Putin. He’s supported Pussy Riot, who claim the Kremlin punished them for mocking its alliance with the Church, which endorsed Putin’s presidential bid earlier this year.

18 August 2012



Saturday, 18 August 2012

UK: Terrorists and Sluts are Better than Whistleblowers


As reported by Agence France-Presse, US State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland completely rejected charges that the USA was intent on persecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. At the same time, she declined to comment on the decision taken by Ecuador to grant him political asylum. Whilst the diplomatic row surrounding Mr Assange is flaring up, apparently, the USA is trying to keep a low profile. In the best tradition of the present administration, it’s trying to shift the burden of unpopular decisions and actions onto other actors’ shoulders. In this case, the dummies who are taking the greatest accountability (but obviously acting at the behest of and in the best American interests) are Sweden with its farfetched accusations of rape and harassment, and the UK, with a stubbornness and determination to carry the prosecution through, even if it requires violating international law and the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.

As for the USA, in fact, Ms Nuland’s rejection of the supposition that it’s intent on persecuting Julian Assange may be true. If we remember recent history, the USA has seldom been too keen on persecuting its foes through legal instruments, instead, it resorts to torture, detention without trial, and extrajudicial killings. On the other hand, a close associate of Julian Assange, and the source of many classified leaks published by his website, Private First Class Bradley Manning, is in gaol, the legal process against him continues, and he faces up to death penalty, or, at least, life imprisonment. Manning’s fate is hardly encouraging for Julian Assange, but it definitely reveals what the US has in store for him if he is extradited to Sweden… and, perhaps, further on to the USA.

However, since the diplomatic stalemate could last indefinitely, the USA may eventually be tempted to speed things up. Now, it might seem too cockeyed to suppose that an American SEAL team is ready for a raid like the one they undertook in Abbotabad in Pakistan in May 2011, and that they’ll soon storm the Ecuadorian embassy. Even so, one should remember that everyone always regarded Pakistan has as one of the closest allies of the USA… almost as close as the UK… and this didn’t prevent the USA from violating its sovereignty.

“Heavy artillery” preparation for such an action… either by UK police or by US commandos… has already begun. In fact, the British and American media see little difference between the man whose only fault was telling the truth about Western diplomats’ covert activities, and the most notorious figures of the recent past. London‘s Daily Telegraph even dubbed Julian Assange “the internet age‘s Carlos the Jackal“. One author in the same paper asks, “When will we finally be shot of Julian Assange?” I may not be proficient enough in the English language to see the real meaning of the idiom, but words “shot” and “Julian Assange” put together produce an impression that the above supposition that some kind of a raid being possible on the premises of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London isn’t too farfetched.

Clearly, as for the UK authorities, the Assange case demonstrates, firstly, their utmost servility to their Transatlantic Big Brother, and secondly, once again, shows their adherence to the notorious principle of double standards, and “our SOB”. Today’s total neglect of the Vienna Convention forces one to remember the not-so-distant cases of Chechen terrorist Akhmed Zakayev and Boris Berezovsky, who was one of the main sponsors of the above-mentioned terrorism, who were granted political asylum despite numerous extradition requests addressed to the British authorities by the Prokuratura.

On the other hand, look at the hypocrisy surrounding the case of three Russian sluts who instantly became front-page celebrities throughout the Western world. The only question that’ll definitely be left unanswered is, “Why is the Western media so keen to demand the right for free speech for them and deny the same right for Julian Assange?” Indeed, Tell me with whom thou goest, and I’ll tell thee what thou doest. Indubitably, terrorists and sluts are much dearer to the hearts of so-called “free society” than people who dare speak the truth.

17 August 2012

Boris Volkhonsky

Voice of Russia World Service


Editor’s Note:

I’m GLAD to have put the Pussy Riot “story” to bed. I’m a journalist… its news… ergo, I covered it; furthermore, I covered it to the best of my ability. In return, you guys gave me my best day ever. Nevertheless, I found the whole story sordid, blown up out of all proportion, and incredibly banal and juvenile. It gives one an indication of the level of the mind of the Western élite (both “liberal” and “conservative”)… and of their hangers-on. Not very pretty, is it? Indeed, there were more Western journalists and technical staff milling about the courtroom than there was protesters.

At most, there were less than a thousand protesters… many reports indicate less than 500. At the end, there were only 100 hardheads left, and it was an easy matter for the OMONtsy to clear the area (without undue violence or force). In fact, there were probably more “Chiefs” than “Indians”… it was the usual cast of dreary suspects angling for a moment of Western media adulation. It was hard to confirm the number of the crowd, because most of my Russian contacts simply didn’t give a shit about it. One wrote, “I’m at the dacha digging potatoes… that’s useful. My wife will fry some up with mushrooms for lunch” (that was at midnight EDT, which is 08.00 MSK, which means that he got to me the first thing in the morning his time, obviously, after working in the garden in the early-day cool). Another wrote, “Nobody gives a flying fuck, only foreigners. Vova will pardon the bitches in six months, after the foreigners shut up, just you wait and see”.

I think that my friends at the Centre are right. This was much sound and fury, signifying nothing at all. It was meant to distract the Western audience from the fact that the oligarchs continue to rape them, and that the deck is (blatantly) stacked against them. Did it work? YOU answer that one…


Friday, 17 August 2012

Kasparov “Bites Police Officer”

Opposition leader and professional agitator Garry Kasparov (1963- ) being nicked by the cops. Note the TV cameraman capturing it all for CNN… in short, Kasparov is “eating this up”, and Putin’s wise enough to just book him, fine him, and let him go. He won’t make Kasparov a martyr for the West


On Friday, police said that opposition leader Garry Kasparov bit a police officer while being detained outside a Moscow court, whilst the verdict in the trial of the Pussy Riot group members was being announced. A former world chess champion and outspoken Kremlin critic, Kasparov was among some 300 people who gathered outside the Khamovnichesky Court in central Moscow on Friday afternoon to protest against the controversial trial, in which three female Pussy Riot members were sentenced to two years in a general security penal colony for staging an anti-Kremlin “punk prayer” in a central Moscow cathedral in February. OMONtsy deployed outside the court detained at least 30 people, including Kasparov, who co-chairs the all-Russian Civil Congress opposition movement, and Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov.

Russian media quoted Kasparov as saying, “I don’t understand why I was detained”. He said he was giving an interview when police officers approached him. He also said people dressed in riot police uniforms had “brutally beaten” him after pushing him into a paddy wagon. His claim couldn’t be independently verified. The police spokesman said the police officer had his index finger and hand bitten by Kasparov and had to seek medical attention. The incident is being investigated, the spokesman said. Kasparov dismissed the allegation of having bitten the police officer.

17 August 2012



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