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Russian army officer in truck full of ammunition arrested near Donetsk

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milnewsca:

More on the “not-Russians” not in Ukraine ….

Originally posted on To Inform is to Influence:

Captured Russian ammunition

These reports really damage Russia’s story that they are not directly participating in the Ukraine war.

The capture of a Russian major, the capture of so much ammunition, in a truck with Russian unit markings, accompanied by a representative of an illegal armed group.

In reaction, the Russian-backed militants denied having ever received supplies of ammunition from Russia before and now’, instead blaming Ukrainian Special Forces for staging the catch. That’s according to quotes carried by Russia’s Interfax  news agency.

Russia: deny, deny, deny.

How much proof does Obama, Europe and the rest of the world need to definitively state Russia is directly involved in Ukraine?


Ukraine’s Border Guard Service stopped two men late on July 25 leaving the militant-stronghold city

A Russian army officer travelling in a truck, full of ammunition, has been arrested by Ukrainian Border Guardsjust outside of the militant-held city of…

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26 July 15 at 14:10

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Most Russians Don’t Know a Foreign Language, Isolating Themselves and Thus Exposed to Kremlin Propaganda

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Originally posted on To Inform is to Influence:

 Most Russian propaganda is written in Russian, and most Russians do not speak a second language, making Russians even more susceptible to Russian propaganda.

Russians also get most of their information from television, and Russia controls all the stations.  They still use posters, radio, billboards, and art as media.


 Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Paul Goble

Staunton, July 14 – Russians lack direct access to what is happening in other countries and thus are prepared to believe what pro-Kremlin media say not because of some mysterious “Russian soul” but rather because most of them don’t know foreign languages and have never travelled abroad, according to Tania Dekker.

“Putin propagandists,” she writes in a column for Novy Region-2, “make use of the fact that the majority of Russians for a number of reasons do not know how people live in other countries” and thus “convert millions of people into zombies with aggressive designs”…

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15 July 15 at 10:09

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Canadian Senate Committee Calls for Scrutiny of Muslim Brotherhood

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10 July 15 at 12:18

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update – 022000UTC July 2015

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2 July 15 at 16:00

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Happy Canada Day 2015!

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Happy 148th, Canada ….

Enjoy!

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1 July 15 at 1:00

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Finding truth amidst the lies about Russia & the Ukrainian civil war

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milnewsca:

Some good tips here – enjoy!

Originally posted on Fabius Maximus website:

Summary: Today we look at off-road sources of information about the world (especially wars), used by those who seek more than the polished narrow narratives of the western news media. What do we seek? Are we gathering information, or finding only new sources of propaganda? Answers and advice follow, using examples from the Ukraine Civil War. Post your thoughts in the comments.  {2nd of 2 posts today}

The Truth is Out There

The western news media deliver a richly detailed and polished narrative about our world. The information highway takes those seeking more detail or different perspectives to a vast array of websites offering what seem to be reliable pictures of conflicts in the far corners of the world. Usually described in the first or second person, often with graphics, pictures, or videos as evidence, they give dissidents from the mainstream worldview confidence that theirs is a more accurate worldview. Are they correct?

A frustrating…

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26 June 15 at 18:18

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“Spetsnaz: Russia’s special forces”

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Originally posted on In Moscow's Shadows:

Johnny Shumate's preliminary sketch for colour plate of a Spetsnaz sniper Johnny Shumate’s preliminary sketch for colour plate of a Spetsnaz sniper

I’m very happy to be able to note that my latest compact book from Osprey is out this week. Spetsnaz: Russia’s special forces is, in my admittedly hardly humble opinion the most comprehensive work on Russia’s special forces yet out in English, taking to task many of the myths both old and new about these guys (not least, the idea that they are all some kind of Slavic ninjas), exploring their role in operations ranging through Civil War pacifications, through Afghanistan and to the seizure of Crimea, and considering what they can and, just as importantly, cannot do. Orders of battle, anecdotes about some of their members and operations, and Johnny Shumate‘s amazing colour plates, what more could you want? Available in both paperback and ebook formats.

Here’s the official blurb:

When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed…

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26 June 15 at 13:57

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