Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

USA Today Shows the Crimea as Part of Russia in Map on Its Front-Page

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. A Crimean Salute. 2014

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USA Today, one of the greatest-circulating American newspapers (more than 1.6 million copies a day), published a front-page map of the Ukraine without the Crimea. Foreign Policy magazine remarked that this runs counter to the official American position, which doesn’t recognise the Crimea’s reunification with Russia. Foreign Policy noted that whilst the Western world refuses to recognise the Crimea’s reunification with Russia, “one of its largest newspapers just did”. A source at the newspaper didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, and it’s unclear if the exclusion is the result of a conscious editorial decision or a mistake. Last March, the National Geographic Society stated that it’d show the Crimea as part of Russia on its maps. At that time, Juan José Valdés, the National Geographic’s geographer and director of editorial and research for National Geographic Maps told Bloomberg in an interview, “We map de facto, in other words, we map the world as it is, not as people would like it to be”. The Crimea reunited with Russia after a 16 March 2014 referendum; 96.7 percent of voters supported reunification with Russia. On 21 March 2014, President Putin signed a constitutional act on the Crimea’s readmission to Russia, creating two new federal subjects, the Republic of the Crimea, and the Federal City of Sevastopol.

11 February 2015

ITAR-TASS

http://tass.ru/en/russia/776868

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Langley Black Propaganda Provocation Claims that Donetsk People’s Republic Demands that Jews “Register”

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Read this. It’s a tissue of lies from stem to stern. It’s a Langley provocation… with the fingerprints of RFE/RL all over it (as long as Potapov doesn’t publicly disown his part in subverting the motherland, he drags the ROCOR’s good name in the gutter). NO Russian source reports this. NONE. NADA. NICHEVO. This is a bald-faced Republican LIE. In fact, it looks like McCarthyite agitprop, doesn’t it (it has the smell of Red Channels, doesn’t it?)? The Russian media doesn’t have the opportunity to refute this… Russia is in the right, but the USA wouldn’t allow Russia to give this lie an answer… as there are powerful factions in the USA that want to rape the Ukraine (what’s left of it) and rape Russia too (a rather more juicy morsel). The USA Today article is false… but it tells you where the American Establishment stands. You can believe Russia or you can believe the USA. One party is telling the truth and the other is lying, full stop.

You know who the Father of Lies is… his home is Washington DC and his opinions are found in the Washington Times

BMD

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Friday, 11 January 2013

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Launches Gun Control Campaign in USA

00 Gabrielle Giffords. 11.01.13

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On Tuesday, on the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Tucson AZ that left her critically injured and six people dead, former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) launched a high-profile campaign against gun violence in America by taking aim at her former colleagues in Congress. Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, in a USA Today op-ed published Tuesday said, “In response to a horrific series of shootings that has sown terror in our communities, victimised tens of thousands of Americans, and left one of its own bleeding and near death in a Tucson parking lot, Congress has done something quite extraordinary… nothing at all. Special interests purporting to represent gun owners, but really advancing the interests of an ideological fringe, have used big money and influence to cow Congress into submission… as a result, we’re more vulnerable to gun violence”.

With that, the husband-and-wife team announced their new Americans for Responsible Solutions initiative, which aims to raise enough money to balance the influence of the powerful pro-gun lobbying group the National Rifle Association (NRA) and others in the gun industry. The announcement comes just days after Giffords and Kelly had an emotional meeting with family members of those killed in the December shooting massacre that claimed the lives of 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. They said, “We can’t just hope that the last shooting tragedy will prevent the next. Achieving reforms to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings will mean matching gun lobbyists in their reach and resources”.

The couple is pushing for comprehensive background checks for anyone purchasing private firearms, and advocate more effective treatment for those who are mentally ill. Kelly said in an interview with ABC News, “I bought a gun at Wal-Mart recently and I went through a background check. It’s not a difficult thing to do. Why can’t we just do that and make it more difficult for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns?”

The man who shot Giffords was deemed incompetent to stand trial and was sentenced in November to seven life terms plus 140 years in prison without parole. Giffords wrote, “America has seen an astounding 11 mass shootings since a madman used a semiautomatic pistol with an extended ammunition clip to shoot me and kill six others. This country is known for using its determination and ingenuity to solve problems, big and small… but when it comes to protecting our communities from gun violence, we’re not even trying… and for the worst of reasons”.

The new initiative launches as the national debate over gun control heats up with a series of White House meetings this week on how best to curb gun violence in America. The administration invited gun owners, victims’ groups, educators, mental health experts, and video-game industry figures for high-level discussions on possible changes in policy. A task force on gun control led by Vice President Joe Biden is set to submit recommendations to President Barack Obama by the end of the month.

8 January 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20130108/178648626/Injured_Former_Congresswoman_Launches.html

Friday, 15 January 2010

15 January 2010. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Despite their Recent Faux Pas, Obama hasn’t Lost Confidence in the Secret Service

Despite their Recent Faux Pas, Obama hasn’t Lost Confidence in the Secret Service 

Sergei Yolkin

2009

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President Barack Obama will continue to trust the United States Secret Service, despite the fact that its agents missed interlopers, Tarek and Michelle Selahi, at a state reception at the White House. “I have full confidence in the Secret Service, they do terrific work. They’ve been close to me ever since I became a presidential candidate. I trust them one hundred percent, and not only I do, but my wife and children do, too”, Obama said in an interview in USA Today.

4 December 2009

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://www.rian.ru/caricature/20091204/197049524.html

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