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NEWS FROM RUSSIA


Putin Calls for Suppressing Extremism


Voice of America News reports: “Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says it is necessary to ‘suppress’ extremism following ethnic clashes in Moscow.

Mr. Putin spoke in his annual televised question-and-answer session.

His comments come after at least 5,000 mostly young men attacked both police and people from Central Asia and the Caucasus region to protest the death of a fan of Moscow’s Spartak football club.

Mr. Putin also discussed jailed Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, saying ‘a thief must be in jail.’ Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon, is serving an eight-year prison sentence for tax fraud, and faces additional charges of embezzlement and money laundering…” (“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” – Matthew 7:15, 16.)


Russia warns Poland against hosting US fighter jets


SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia warned Poland against hosting US F-16 fighter jets, possibly from 2013, saying it would work to counter the move.

Poland’s Defence Minister Bogdan Klich announced that his country would accept a US proposal to host rotations of F-16 and Hercules transport aircraft and their crews on its territory.

‘I hope this will begin in 2013,’ Klich had told Poland’s TOK FM commercial radio station.

A statement issued by the Russian defence ministry said Moscow would ‘take into account the American-Polish plans and carry out [its] own armed forces development projects’.

It did not elaborate but added: ‘We believe that different decisions would be better in the interest of European security.’…” (President Obama as reported in The New York Times made a secret deal with Russia stating “If you will help America control Iran, we will not build missile bases in Poland or the Czech Republic.” Presently neither nation is keeping its promise. In fact, Russia just loaded Iran with 300 of its best missiles and has discussed the installation of a missile base with Chavez in Venezuela to attack America. Politicians — who can you trust? God’s Word states in II Timothy 3:3, 4 that in the final days before Christ returns there will be “trucebreakers, false accusers, and traitors.” It’s happening globally. The next report will fail for the reasons just described..)


Nuclear treaty goes easy on Russia


SpaceDaily.com reports: “The new Russia-US nuclear arms pact may have been hailed as historic but analysts said that all Moscow really has to do is phase out Soviet-era missiles and warheads that are already out of date.

The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was ratified by the US Senate after a passionate months-long debate and given initial approval by Russia’s State Duma lower house of parliament two days later.

It will face two more hearings in Russia and almost certainly come into force within the next few months.

The first nuclear pact in two decades has been feted as vital to global security because it reduces old warhead ceilings by an impressive 30 percent and sets a streamlined new inspection procedure designed to eliminate cheating.

The new START limits each side to 1,550 deployed warheads and 700 deployed long-range missiles — including those fired from submarines — and heavy bombers.

The two sides may also have up to 800 deployed and non-deployed launchers and bombers.

But analysts said that Russia’s real problem was that even these lower missile and launcher ceilings were too high for the country to keep pace with the United States.

Soviet-era missiles such as the Saber SS-22 are rapidly approaching their expiry date and technical specifications mean the weapon has no purpose if its nuclear warheads are taken out of commission…”



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