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    BELGRADE – More than 150 Russian and about 50 Belarusian paratroopers have arrived in Serbia to take part in the Slavic Brotherhood-2016 international military drills, the Russian Defense Ministry press service reported on Wednesday.

    “More than 150 military servicemen from the Separate Reconnaissance Battalion of Russia’s Ivanovo Airborne Division and around 50 paratroopers from the Vitebsk Brigade Peacekeeping Unit of Belarus’s Special Operations Forces have arrived in three Ilyushin Il-76MD planes at the Batajnica air base located 25 kilometers from Serbia’s capital of Belgrade,” the press service said.

    The Russian and Belarusian paratroopers will now cover a distance of 35 kilometers to Pancevo where the Serbian Special Brigade is deployed. The paratroopers will travel in vehicles provided by the Serbian side, TASS reports.

    The Slavic Brotherhood international military drills scheduled to be conducted near Belgrade from Novemer 2 to 15, will involve Russian, Belarusian and Serbian troops.

     
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    The Empire and the Battle for the Human Soul
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    The moderators have noticed a dramatic increase in the spiritual posting in the cafe and the mods thought that this one was quite good and very representative. It was taken from our current Cafe of Oct 14 2016.
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    The current conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine are the most recent and most visible components of a deeper struggle for the future of the human soul – a process now reaching a new climax – where individual consciousness is the most crucial prize.

    Throughout history we have always had rich and poor, lenders and borrowers as well as people with soul and those without. We have always seen dignity, honor and compassion struggle with cunning, ruthless power and soulless ambition as overarching human values. Today, the outcome of this struggle permeates every pore of our society and individual psychologies and – currently – we as human beings are losing the fight.

    The way we are conducting business, indeed the very fundamentals of how we pay each other and count our proceeds, is essentially pathological, yes, insane. The way we relate to others and our environment is dehumanized and disconnected and most means of communication and acquiring knowledge given to us deepens and spreads the disease.

    On a concrete level, this is manifested by the central bank cartel with their fiat currencies and their desire for usury and eternal growth, the deep state and military industrial complexes of the Empire, desperate to profit from war, the pharma- and false nutrition oligarchies, the communications monopolies, the entertainment- and propaganda machines and many more. The beast has many faces, all united to expand and secure its power and profit and our submission and corporeal as well as spiritual slavery.

    One can wonder where this persuasive force originally emanates from. It would be tempting and even comforting to blame a conspiracy and to point fingers at conglomerates of power and wealth amassed in hands of a certain ethnicity, creed or religion. Indeed, many traits of this process are similar to the actions of a criminal clan or cult, many generations old, with its own internal rules and a total disregard of those of others.

    Another way of looking at it is as if it were a universal human trait gone wild, spreading like a virus, turning us gradually into spiritual zombies devoid of values other than those defined by the beast, nourished only by narcissism, greed and fear. In essence then, it is as if psychopathic permafrost relentlessly devours more and more of our culture.

    By now, it should be clear that the most important, and maybe the last, line of defense against the beast is inside of us. A myriad of sources wants us to covet our neighbor’s new car, fear his religious beliefs and entices us to be “competitive” and “effective” instead of being honorable and compassionate, to be atomized and affluent consumers instead of related kindred humans. It seeps in at every level, from the executive suite all the way down to kindergarten. We are simply hypnotized, taken over and sucked dry.

    Although the odds are currently very much stacked against us, there is a strong and very straightforward antidote against the virus: truth. Yes, truth as such does exist and is not open to interpretation or postmodern relativism; it just is “what is”. But to approach and fully use the power of truth we do need a high degree of psychological and spiritual consciousness, which in its turn is hindered by fear.

    The lines of engagement are then quite clear, and the outcome of the pandemic is entirely up to each and every one of us. Psychopathic traits are ever spreading, being admired and emulated all over the world, supported by overwhelming commercial and societal forces whereas consciousness and truth can only gain ground by our own struggle against fear.

    It might be counterintuitive to some, but this struggle does not essentially entail striving for moral perfection or the simple condemnation of darkness, but the promotion of authentic human values through the honest and conscious engagement with our own shortcomings. Only by becoming aware of the full anatomy of our own fears can we truthfully deal with their consequences.

    This brief text then, is a call to arms of sorts, for a universal battle against the soul-crushing virus that is the main source of despair and destruction everywhere. Our expressed joint objective in this battle can be boiled down to one thing: know the truth, especially about yourself, better and more deeply than the psychopaths that want to abuse you. Gradually you can then make conscious decisions and take adequate action based upon this truth. Nothing less is going to stop the virus from spreading.

    It all now depends on you finding and using that inner strength.


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    A GIANT AND A SMALL COUNTRY -- BUT BOTH nurturing the human soul from destruction --

    russia and serbia.

    "RUSSIA AND SERBIA ARE TWO BODIES OF ONE SOUL..WE ARE BOTH IN UKRAINE TO FIGHT FOR THE SLAVIC WORLD".

    young serbian volunteer (declining to be photographed because of the danger of his quest in ukraine) -
     
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    Donbass Donetsk DPR Feature Genocide Kiev junta Kosovo Lugansk Minsk Novorossia Serbia Serbs Silvia Missotti UAF


    Fort Russ Exclusive Interview with Serbian volunteer in Donbass

    October 24, 2016 - Fort Russ Exclusive -
    Interview by Silvia Missotti for Fort Russ -
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    On October 15th, Italian journalist Silvia Missotti, the Russia correspondent for the Italian publication "L'Opinione Pubblica" interviewed a Serbian volunteer from the army of the Donetsk People's Republic known by the name Filip. Silvia Missotti has generously offered this text of the interview for exclusive publication on Fort Russ. Filip respectfully declined to be photographed or video-recorded.
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    Silvia Missotti: Filip, please tell us briefly about yourself and why you decided to come to fight in the war in Donbass.
    Filip: I was in the ranks of the DPR militia for 10 months starting in May 2014. Both then and now, other Serbs have come to fight. I served as an officer in the Serbian army for some time, so by the time I came to Donbass, I already had combat experience. I fought against Albanian terrorists in Kosovo and Metohija. So I was professionally ready for fighting in Donbass.
    Why did I come to Donbass to fight on the side of the DPR? I consider this question unnecessary for a Serb. Russian volunteers fought in the Serbian army [in the Serbo-Turkish and Montenegrin-Ottoman wars of 1876] and then in the Bosnian Serbs’ army during the civil war in Yugoslavia. Serbs, in turn, fought in the ranks of the Russian army in the Russo-Japanese War [1904-1905]. Serbs and Russians are two bodies with one spirit. We came to help just like the Russians came to help us.
    I also consider it necessary to emphasize that this land on which the fight is taking place is both Russian and Serbian land. In the 18th century, Serbs migrated to the Russian Empire and Novorossiya in particular. There were two Serb settlements here, Novoserbiya and Slavyano-Serbia (now Slavyansk). Back then there was no Ukraine, just Novorossiya and Malorossiya.

    SM: What parties or movements in Serbia have organized sending Serbian volunteers?
    F: No one in Serbia deals with organizing sending volunteers to this war. Serbia is closely controlled by Big Brother and so all politicians are afraid of playing any part in the fate of volunteers. We all come to Donbass at our own risk.
    I personally was inspired by the moral example of Vojislav Seselj, a politician who until recently spent 12 years under investigation in the Hague before being acquitted. I consider myself a supporter of Seselj’s Serbian Radical Party, but I am not a member. I think that many Serbian volunteers share the same views and sympathies. It is no accident that there were many Chetniks among the Serbian volunteers in Crimea and Donbass.

    SM: How many Serbs have taken part in the war in Donbass?
    F: According to the information I have, up to 200 Serbs have fought at different times in the militias and armies of both Donbass republics. I can confidently say that Serbs have proven themselves in battle against the fascists and Western mercenaries. Unfortunately, not without losses. On Sunday October 16th, there was a funeral service for the Serbian volunteer Vladimir Stanimirovich. He was killed together with his commander, a volunteer from Russia with the callsign "Chelyab", in fierce fighting near Kominternovo. I didn’t know Vladimir, but my friends say he was a wonderful guy. He left a wife and small child at home. As the Serbian press has written, he didn’t tell his family that he was going to fight in Donbass. I am sure that Serbs and Russians will worthily avenge his death!
    SM: What do you and your like-minded fellow Serbs see as the reason for the war in Donbass?
    F: When fascists seized power in Ukraine and began banning the Russian language and imposing the cult of Bandera, the Russians of Donbass rose up. For them, this was a matter of their people’s survival. The hypocritical West, which cares about civil rights only in words, stubbornly does not want to see that the Ukrainian government is pursuing a policy of genocide against the Russian population. They ban the Russian language, but the whole population of Donbass and Novorossiya speaks Russian. They impose a cult of false heroes like Bandera and Shukhevych who were Hitler’s mercenaries, but the Russian Soviet army smashed Bandera’s units to smithereens.
    The modern Ukrainian fascists will also be broken - I am sure of this. If the Ukrainian fascists don’t arrive at the truth, then the truth will come to them. And truth means retribution for their deeds. Unfortunately, then it will be too late to fix anything.

    SM: What do you know about the Ukrainian side’s casualties and the losses among the civilian population of Donbass? The UN’s official data (from June 2016) speaks of 9,300 killed among soldiers and civilians, but Kiev suggests 2,870 among soldiers (as of March 1st, 2016). Yet independent sources say that the Ukrainians have lost more than 30,000 servicemen from all security structures. In your opinion, how accurate is this data?
    F: It’s difficult for me to answer this question because I never studied the statistics of losses among the Ukrainians and civilian population. But my personal opinion is that the real losses are 10 times higher than the official statistics both for the Ukrainian military and the civilian population.I think that the true figure is closer to 30,000 killed from the UAF and other security agencies. However, it is possible that even this figure is too low.
    My Russian comrades-in-arms told me that between the beginning of May 2014 and the beginning of serious fighting, the lake near Svyatogorsk [a small town near Lugansk where the famous Svyatogarsk Lavra Orthodox monastery is located] was littered with the corpses of Ukrainian soldiers. Plus a huge number of unburied bodies of Ukrainian soldiers laid along the road - I saw this with my own eyes in the summer of 2014.
    But you won’t find these losses in official Ukrainian statistics, because the government is afraid to tell the people the truth. Otherwise, it would turn out that Poroshenko and the Ukrainian fascists are waging a war not only against Donbass, but against their own people.

    SM: How do you assess your opponent - Ukrainian troops and Western mercenaries? What is their professional level and level of motivation?
    F: Ukrainian soldiers have no desire to fight. Only the fascists from the volunteer battalions feel the urge to fight. But when Ukrainian artillery men are captured, they start making excuses that they didn’t know what they were shooting at. They are deliberately lying. I personally did not encounter any foreign soldiers, but I think that they are largely present as military advisors. The Americans value their lives too much to risk them in this war that they don’t even understand.
    [It should be noted that Filip fought in Donbass from May 2014 until early 2015. In 2015, according to our sources in DPR and LPR military circles, the professional level of Ukrainian soldiers has since seriously increased. Our sources have also reported that they quite regularly encounter in battle foreign mercenaries, most often Poles. Their professional training level is assessed as very high]
    SM: What can you say about Russia’s participation in affording humanitarian aid to Donbass?
    F: If not for Russia, the losses among the civilian population of Donbass would be numbered not in the tens, but in the hundreds of thousands of lives, and maybe even millions. Russia opened its borders for refugees from Donbass and Ukraine, which allowed the number of victims to be reduced. A large amount of humanitarian aid has been brought in from Russia, first and foremost food and medicine. I know that even before the first “white Kamaz’s” [the cars of the Ministry for Emergency Situations which bring humanitarian loads], humanitarian cargo was gathered and sent by volunteers in Russia, by social organizations (for example, combat veterans, charity organizations, etc.), Cossacks, and political parties. I know people who put in so much work and literally saved numerous lives.
    Russia’s aid was especially salvational in 2014 when the DPR and LPR had just gotten on their feet. Unfortunately, not everyone could be helped. People don’t like to talk about this, but many people, probably thousands, in Donbass died from hunger and disease. This is the cost of Ukrainian policy - real genocide against the people of Donbass.

    SM: Since we are talking about Ukrainian politics then, in your opinion, what would happen to the population of Donbass if Ukraine reasserts control?
    F: I think that this scenario is a fantasy. I am sure that Ukraine will never take the republics of Donbass. The republics have well prepared for meeting the aggressor and they have something to meet them with. And Russia is too serious of a power to allow Ukraine to accomplish the genocide of the people of Donbass. The Minsk Agreements consist of ensuring the defense of the population of the DPR and LPR from Ukrainian fascists’ revenge. Ukraine blatantly violates them, but if it tries to start a new war against Donbass, then it is Ukraine that will be the one that suffers first.
    SM: What plans is Ukraine hatching against Donbass? What will Ukraine do if the dreams of the Ukrainian hawks are realized and Ukraine seizes Donbass?
    F: Ukraine has already shown what plans it has for Donbass. They are about the same that Croatia did with the Republic of Serbian Krajina. [The Republic of Serbian Krajina comprised the Serbian enclave on the territory of self-proclaimed Croatia and was destroyed by Croatian troops with the tacit support of Western countries. Many Serbs were killed and many were expelled from the lands that they had inhabited for centuries].
    Ukraine sees the entire population of Donbass as open or covert separatists. This means that part of the population will be killed and the other part expelled from their lands. I can say that the overwhelming majority of the population of Donbass consider themselves Russians and do not link their fate to Ukraine. A very sad fate would awaits them if the republics are taken over by the Ukrainians. Those who survive and aren’t expelled from their homes will be forcibly Ukrainianized. Europe will close its eyes and pretend that it doesn’t see violations of human rights against an entire people.

    SM: Last question: what are your plans? Do you count on going back to Donbass and in what capacity?

    F: I plan on returning to Donbass to finish the job. The fascist vermin must be destroyed. And we will destroy them. Ukraine has been given a breather by Minsk but has not used this opportunity to save itself. Now Ukraine has licked its wounds and is preparing a new war against Donbass. But this will be Ukraine’s last war.
     
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    Bulgarians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect the country's new President and vote in a referendum on the political system.

    A tight race is expected between the two frontrunners, Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva, nominated by main ruling party GERB, and former Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev, endorsed by the main opposition force, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). Tsacheva, pointed by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in October, is expected to win the first round by a narrow margin.

    Nationalist-backed Krasimir Karakachanov is placed third by some of the polls. The DPS, Bulgaria's third-largest party that is dominated by ethnic Turks (the latter make up for than a tenth of the population) has no official candidate, but has endorsed Plamen Oresharski, a controversial ex-Prime Minister previously seen as an outsider. Support for him has been on the rise in a recent poll.

    Other prominent candidates include former Energy Minister Traycho Traykov, nominated by right-wing Reformist Bloc coalition (the junior ally in Borisov's government) and ex-Deputy PM and Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin, whose ABV party withdrew from the cabinet earlier this year.

    The runoff, on November 13, is expected to be a close race, with some surveys predicting a win for Radev.

    Voters have to choose their favourite among 21 candidates and in line with eleventh-hour changes to the Electoral Code, compusory voting and a "protest" option in the ballots. Those who have no preference for a candidate can tick "I Do Not Support Anyone". Not voting in two consecutive elections will result in deregistration from the electoral roll, under the new laws.

    Incumbent Rosen Plevneliev is not running for a second term, but has not ruled out doring so later. He was elected in 2011 as GERB's nominee, but over the years began distancing himself from the executive and from Borisov.

    Some 6.83 million Bulgarians are eligible to vote, with nearly 12 500 polling stations opened by election authorities.

    Voting in Bulgaria begins at 07:00 local time (EET) and continues until 20:00, but may be extended by 21:00 if there are still people waiting to cast ballots.

    Queues are expected in front of polling stations abroad, mainly in the UK and Turkey. The run-up to the election was marked by a last-minute change in the rules of expat voting. There is a cap on the number of polling stations outside the EU, their number not exceeding 35 - a move election authorities warn may cause delays in Turkey and the United States where large Bulgarian communities live.

    Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic, but the head of state's office is more than ceremonial, with the President having a range of powers such as representing Bulgaria in international relations, vetoing legislation, and creating caretaker cabinets.

    In the referendum, three questions are being asked:

    1. Do you support the election of national representatives [lawmakers] through a first-past-the-post system in two rounds?

    2. Do you support the introduction of compulsory voting in elections and referenda?

    3. Do you support a state subsidy allocated to fund political parties to BGN 1 per every valid vote received in the last parliamentary elections?

    Opponents of the referendum, who question the authority of political talk show host Slavi Trifonov (the latter having initiated the poll) call for a mass boycott to decrease turnout. Unlike the election, it is not compulsory to vote in the referendum.

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    Energy Geopolitics: The Economic and Social Crisis in Bulgaria
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    Bulgaria is facing the wave of the largest mass protests in the last 16 years provoked by price hikes. So the resignation of Boyko Borisov government has been expected. It was this very government and big time players from Washington who made the events unfold this way.

    There have been two intertwined events taking place in the country. The electricity has gone up almost twice for ultimate consumers. On October 2 2008 Nancy E. McEldowney United States Ambassador to Bulgaria, sent a secret cable to C. Boyden Gray, then U.S. Ambassador to the EU and a Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy. The cable said, «With few hydrocarbons of its own, Bulgaria relies on Russia for seventy percent of its total energy needs and over ninety percent of its gas». The vulgar imagination of Ambassador made her see «Bulgaria in bed with the muscle bound duo of Gazprom and Lukoil is only partially true — it is a tryst driven less by passion and more by a perceived lack of options».

    The copy of cable was sent from Sofia to the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency. She wrote, «With the price of energy at near record highs, Russia’s hydrocarbon-generated wealth is increasingly circulating through the Bulgarian economy, making Bulgaria all the more susceptible to Russian leverage. An energy strategy that focuses on renewables and efficiency is one tool Bulgaria can use to put a noticeable dent in negative Russian influence». The Ambassador made the following remarkable revelation, «Though previously a net exporter of electricity, the EU’s decision to force closure of blocks 3 and 4 of the communist-era nuclear plant Kozluduy cost the Bulgarian economy over USD 1.4 billion and put a squeeze on Serbia, Macedonia and Greece, who had purchased the bulk of the exports». She recommended to diversify the energy supply sources as a means to fight the energy deficit (that is to curb the Russian supplies) and rely on US technologies offered by Chevron and Westinghouse.

    Since then the Bulgarian media launched a campaign against Russian gas suppliers (Gasprom), potential energy pipelines (the Burgas-Alexandroupolis project) and nuclear facilities (the Belene nuclear plant that was to be built by Russia’s state energy company Rosatom).

    In February 2012 some Bulgarian mass media spread the information supposedly about the using of … uncertified steel at manufacturing of high pressure heaters for units No.5 and No.6 of Kozloduy nuclear power plant. Under the agreement for high pressure heaters manufacturing concluded in 2008, Closed Joint-Stock Company ZiO-Podolsk has manufactured and supplied to the Customer (Atomtoploproekt, Bulgaria) 8 devices for power units of Kozloduy facility. The ZIO – Podolsk is a part of Rosatom – Atomenergomash machine building division.

    The slander didn’t live long. Valentin Nikolov, Director of Kozloduy NPP, has also confirmed that «during the examination in the institute of Bulgarian Academy of Science the compliance of hardness and chemical composition with 22Кsteel has been proved». The concocted story ended there, but the anti-Russian libel campaign was gaining momentum.

    On March 28 2012 the Bulgarian People’s Assembly supported the government‘s decision to abandon the Belene power plant construction plans with 120 «yes» against 41 «no» votes. In autumn 2006 Atomstroyexport was awarded the tender for construction of the Belene 2000 MW plant nuclear power by Bulgarian National Electric Company NEK. Somehow, nobody remembers that those days the European Commission said that Belene complied with the standards of power plants safety in Europe. Moreover, it was one of three best projects that were referred to as examples of Generation III reactors along with in Olkiluoto (Finland) and Flamanville (France). The European Union’s experts recommended building reactors with the same level of safety and reliability standards.

    Over 30 Bulgarian national companies involved in the project were to operate at full capacity and guarantee employment. The nuclear plant had an advantage of profitability; one kilowatt-hour was one and a half times cheaper in comparison with renewable energy sources, and five and a half times less compared to a kilowatt-hour generated by Bulgarian thermal stations.

    What made the government of Boyko Brasov abandon the core energy project? The answer is obvious: the pressure exerted by the United States.

    In 2011 the US companies AES and Contour Global acquired two Bulgarian thermal plants Maritsa Iztok 1 and Maritsa Iztok 3 investing accordingly $1.2 billion and $230 million into the facilities to make them operate at full capacity. The investments were to pay off. For this purpose the Americans lobbied the contract duration of 15 years. During this period of time the Bulgarians were to pay ever growing prices for the energy produced. The US did its best to avoid competition. Former Bulgarian energy minister said if Belene plant were built there would be no need for the US thermal plants in ten years. To the contrary, the withdrawal from the Belene project guarantees them a stable consumer demand.

    Hillary Clinton gave a warm welcome to the Belene abandonment decision that actually meant Bulgaria won’t get cheap energy generated by Russian plants. She emphasized the reliability of the United States as a partner. According to her, the oil and gas supplies were to be diversified (read – no Russian exports) and that a number of American firms are well-positioned to help. Still, many Bulgarian energy experts perceived the refusal to build Belene as a threat to national security. Former Minister of Economy and Energy Petar Dimitrov, a member of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has come up with a warning that myopic following the outside recommendations didn’t meet the national interests. According to him, the country would have to import energy in 15 years. Dimitrov insisted that Bulgarian consumers would pay the price for the «irresponsible decision because the country would face the need to import electricity at tariffs that a majority of Bulgarians would find unbearable». The energy crisis would set in the following dozens of years. Bulgaria was doomed to be a victim of energy dependence and deficit that would diminish the population by one third till 2050. That is by the end of this time the population would be 3.5 million like it was by the end of Turkish yoke that lasted five centuries. Nora Stoichkova, a Bulgarian journalist, revealed the essence of the harmful decision. According to her, Bulgaria pulled out of the Belene project as a result of unprecedented pressure from the United States and the European Union…The US Ambassador to the country did not shy away from making media appearances even more often than the exclusively vigorous Prime – Minister of Bulgaria and outright lobbying of US Chevron and Westinghouse energy giants interests. Kolyo Kolev, director of the Mediana Polling Agency, delicately noticed that many Bulgarians realize the country may lose many economic opportunities following the US geopolitical interests.

    The US never stops brainwashing top Bulgarian officials. The rumors go around saying the former US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick was called back because he was not up to par. He didn’t defend the US companies interests vigorously enough and let happened what was to be avoided at all costs: the Boyko Borisov government cracked under the public protests pressure for environment protection. In January 2012 Chevron was banned to use fracking on Bulgarian soil.

    The shelf drilling program was halted. According to Bulgarian media, Boyko Borisov received a behind the closed doors thrashing from Barack Obama while on a visit to Washington. Bulgarian analysts are sure the Prime Minister decided not to take part in the South Stream ground-breaking ceremony on December 7 last year under the US influence.

    Nora Stoichkova is sure the continuation of the Belene project would have prevented the wave of discontent. It was a real opportunity to bring down the costs and provide for cheap energy. She said the nuclear plant was a chance for low price electricity, new working places and industrial progress. As to her, the withdrawal from the Belene project was a great shame before the whole world. Now the investors know only US government friends have a chance to earn money in Bulgaria.

    True, the country has a narrow space for maneuver in the field of energy policy. First, the European Union membership makes it obligatory to make 16% of the sector use renewable energy sources by 2020. The prices went up last summer, because the investors were made to function under the conditions of preferences not oriented on market requirements. Second, the 20 years of pro-US policy dictated by some political circles makes the United States the most preferable nation. In comparison with other European Union members, Bulgaria is a poor country (an average wage is €385.5, an average pension is €138), it’s not easy to protect the national interests. Perhaps Bulgaria doesn’t even realize it has become a country with limited sovereignty as a result of the United Sates diplomatic pressure…

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    LITTLE REPORTED in western ''news"

    are THREE OTHER ELECTIONS IN the space of one week.

    BULGARIA -- that has been destroyed under the 'EU PARTNERSHIP" AND completely almost under AMERICAN control -- and has lost the potential 90 BILLION dollar profits from gas transit fees from russia when the EU - UNDER ORDERS FROM WASHINGTON scuttled the planned pipelines from russia SOUTH STREAM project --

    and is noW one of the poorest countries in eastern europe under AMERICAN tutelage --

    has finally called it ''ENOUGH" -- and a popular election has put in power -- the opposition SOCIALIST PARTY -- with a former general RADEV -- as president..who IMMEDIATELY called MOSCOW to ask for RELATIONS TO BE REPAIRED.

    MOLDOVA -- also RUINED in its economy under EU/'AMERICAN tutelage -- elected a SOCIALIST PARTY IGOR DODON as new president - over the AMERICAN PUPPET government...and has also immediately called MOSCOW to ask for assistance..


    AUSTRIA has its independent party -- outside of the TWO PARTY SYSTEM that was under the control of the USA -- bring itself to power with ITS new president DE WELLEN

    who ALSO immediately called MOSCOW to ask for increased ties - and dropping of sanctions against russia -- and has recognized CRIMEA as RUSSIA.

    ROFLMAO!!
     
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    One Step Closer to Liberation: "Pro-Russian" Presidents win in Bulgaria and Moldova

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    On November 13th, the second round of presidential elections in two Eastern European countries, Bulgaria and Moldova, were held simultaneously. Victory in both cases was claimed by pro-Russian candidates, or at least candidates declaring the necessity of closer ties with Russia. The epithet “pro-Russian” was assigned to them by the Russian and EU press.
    Allow me to clarify that neither Dodon nor Radev are necessarily pro-Russian politicians. they are trying to be pro-Moldovan and pro-Bulgarian politicians. Objectively, however, the interests of the majority of the Moldovan and Bulgarian people lie in strengthening ties with Russia, which both countries’ masochistic, corrupt, puppet elites have persistently tried to destroy.
    The leader of the Party of Socialists of Moldova, Igor Dodon, has been elected the country’s president by winning 52.18% of the vote. Observers from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly recognized the second round of elections to have been conducted in accordance with the Constitution and electoral law.

    Official statements by EU representatives have yet to follow. But the election news on Euronews was announced in the following way: “Moldova: Pro-Russian candidate wins presidential elections.” This gives the impression that the EU has accepted the defeat of its henchmen.

    Dodon’s rival, a representative of the ruling liberal establishment, Maia Sandu, criticized authorities (her very own liberals!) for poorly organizing the elections. In turn, Dodon urged Sandu’s supporters to admit defeat and not organize riots. However, to this day not a single defeat of the liberals in Moldova has gone without protests.

    Dodon, in addition, represents those forces standing in opposition to Romanianizing the country. These forces represent the majority of Moldovan society, while a minority in the ruling elite of this post-Soviet country is lost in its search for identity.


    I would call today’s situation in Moldova strange and somewhat frightening given the silence. I hope to be wrong in this impression, but too much effort was (and not only by Moldovan unionists, i.e., those supporting the country’s takeover by Romania) to allow pro-Russian forces to simply win.

    It is no coincidence that for the entire summer the country was feverish over military exercises involving NATO and Romania in particular. Meanwhile, Dodon has said that his first official foreign visit will be to Moscow.


    An even more significant victory was claimed by the pro-Russian presidential candidate in Bulgaria, Rumen Radev. According to exit poll statistics, he won around 58% of the vote. His rival, a representative of the ruling party “Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria” (scandalously known as GERB), Tsetska Tsacheva, received around 35% of the vote.


    As pro-Russian Bulgarians have emphasized, Bulgaria is the only countries in the world outside of the Commonwealth of Independent States where there exists the National Movement of Russophiles of Bulgaria.

    The movement officially consists of 35,000 members from 224 Bulgarian communities. Every year since 2003, at the beginning of September, the movement holds a many-thousands-strong meeting of Russophiles near the city of Kazanlak. The movement also publishes the free newspaper Duma with a circulation of over 20,000 copies.

    I am proud to say that I participated in several events organized by the Bulgarian Russophile Movement which featured representatives from different parties ranging from the nationalist ATAKA party to leftists from the Socialist Party.

    The massive preparatory work of Bulgarian patriots and growing dissatisfaction with the anti-Bulgarian policies of the Borisov government were not in vain. The West’s henchman candidate was crushingly defeated in the presidential elections.

    And this has at least made the work of liberating Bulgaria a bit less difficult. But the country is still not a free country and is still faced with escaping the new “yoke.”
    Some Russian media and experts were quick to label the election results part of a common European trend. Aleksey Pushkov, the famous TV host and head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, wrote that the people are getting rid of liberal illusions.

    I partially agree and partially challenge this statement. The people, in my opinion, long ago recognized the destructiveness of liberal (anti-Russian, anti-Moldovan, anti-Bulgarian) ideas, but the surprise is that they were for some reason allowed to choose.

    Meanwhile, in Montenegro, the people have been forced to choose in favor of NATO, the organization that bombed their country not too long ago. Liberalism, the epitome of which is the European Union, is the rule of the liberal minority. Therefore, we should expect a retaliatory move or moves from Brussels, which will not simply give up its previously occupied territories without a fight.

    Therefore, I congratulate our Bulgarian and Moldovan friends with their great victory and hope that they prepare for even tougher battles. The author of these lines belongs to those forces in Russia who are ready and will be glad to help their like-minded comrades in these and other countries.

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    Aaaaannnn to top that OFF -- the supposedly '''now western liberated ukraine"

    TURNS OUT too be SICK AND TIRED of the ''WESTERN GIFTS" that keep giving

    namely giving MISERY -- to what was ONCE one of the most advanced and prosperous regions in europe -- when UNDER the RUSSIAN EMPIRE OR USSR...

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    The Ukrainian publication Nedelya.UA conducted a poll among its readers asking the following question: “Which politician would you entrust with the governance of your country?”
    The survey was participated in by 41,600 readers and showed the following figures: 84% (34,900) of Ukrainian respondents want to see Vladimir Putin as president of Ukraine. In second place with 5% (2,000) was Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Third place with 2% (820) was claimed by Xi Jinping and fourth, also with 2% (708) was leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, took 5th place with only 1% (538 votes).


    Further down the list were German Chancellor Angela Merkel (1%, 430 votes), the chairman of the French National Front Marine Le Pen (1%, 426 votes), Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (1%, 318), and US President Barack Obama (1%, 244 votes).


    Notably enough, former Georgian president and until recently head of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, was not included on the list.
    According to doctor of economic sciences and director of the Institute for Problems of Globalization, Mikhail Delyakin, the results are not representative. The expert remarked: “Without a doubt, the figures are unrepresentative: not only Ukrainians could take part in the voting, and the audience of the site speaks Russian - there is no Ukrainian version. At the same time, it is hardly likely, for example, that the Russian readers of this Ukrainian site are supporters of Putin. They are most likely fans of Bandera.”


    “On the other hand, the main part of Ukraine (including Banderites) speaks Russian, not Ukrainian. This was exposed by Guinness, which conducted an innocent poll on the quality of vegetables and allowed respondents to choose between surveys in Ukrainian or Russian. 77% chose Russian. Since then, this share has declined, but it is still clearly more than half even taking into account the departure of Crimea, the DPR and LPR, and the fact that most educated and cultured, i.e., Russian-speaking Ukrainians have fled to every corner, and mainly Russia, from this ‘victorious democracy’ and the European Nazi course,” Delyagin pointed out.


    “Nevertheless, it might be that overall these figures reflect the real mood of those Ukrainians who have been brutalized by the complete nobody thieves and killers imposed upon them by the West as their leaders. For the same motives, the most respected political leader in Russia is Stalin. Respect for Putin even sometimes appears among Russophobes who think: ‘With such a leader, we would have long ago defeated those Moskals,” Delyagin continued.

    The economist concluded with the following commentary: “Of course, this does not mean that the destructive liberal socio-economic policies pursued in Russia by appointees like Medvedev and Navulinnaya are correct. However, against the general backdrop of the nobody leaders of the modern West and its satellites, Putin is really a symbol of reason and hope for a better future for all of humanity, not the rapidly dwindling ‘Golden Billion.’”
     
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    Russian Economy Minister Detained on Suspicion of Bribery
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    Alexey Ulyukaev is under the investigation for allegedly having received $2 million that led to a positive conclusion, allowing Rosneft oil company to buy Bashneft, the Russian Investigative Committee said early Tuesday in a statement.

    "The Main Investigations Directorate for High Priority Cases of the Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal investigation of the Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev," the statement said.

    "The investigation is linked to the Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev having received on November 14, 2016 $2 million dollars for the positive appraisal given by the Economy Ministry, which allowed Rosneft to buy 50 percent of Bashneft shares," the Investigative Committee added.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has commented on the situation, saying that the accusations against the economy minister are very serious.

    "It is night. I don't know if this has been reported to the president. This is a very serious accusation that needs serious proof. In any case, the decision can be taken by court only," Peskov told RIA Novosti.

    There were no comments coming from the Ministry of Economic Development.

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    ULYYKAEV is considered one of the most powerful in russia -- as a vestige of the 1990's ''NEO-LIBERALISTS" (along with the still in position - MEDVEDEV AND ''private central" banker -- NAIBULLINA...

    who people say PUTIN should also get rid of as ''fifth columnists" and ''atlanticists" who derive their power from the 1990's USA -IMPOSED 'constitutional reforms" - and which it is said putin must carefully and gradually remove by first establishing the RUIN their policies actually have created over the years -- which is : suppressing REAL russian independence and economic growth...

    by perhaps preparing for them not just a replacement in due course of time -- but first demonstrating how much ruin their 'atlanticist" leanings have done..

    and then ''re-assigning" them to posts without cfausing too much ''humiliation" or disruptions.
     
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    Lazanski said that this is a very good bargain for Serbia.

    "These aircraft could cost more than $100 million, but we will receive them for approximately $20 million if we take into account repair costs as outlined by Russia. In other words, Russia is planning to give us approximately $80 million as a gift," the expert added.

    © AFP 2016/ Andrej Isakovic

    On Friday, the Večernje novosti newspaper reported that Russia was planning to transfer six Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole fighters and armored vehicles to Serbia on condition that Belgrade pays only for their repairs, citing an unnamed high-ranking source in the Serbian leadership.

    The issue was allegedly discussed behind closed doors during the 15th intergovernmental committee meeting on the trade-economic and technical-scientific cooperation in the Russian city of Suzdal.

    The overall benefits of the agreement exceed financial considerations.

    "Taking into account the state of the Serbian military, it would have meant a lot to us if someone gave us two rifles and half of a cannon. It's great that we will receive these MiGs since our pilots will continue to use the aircraft of the same generation in training. As a result, we will not lose experienced pilots. It would be hard to offset such loses," Lazanski explained.

    The defense analyst added that this amount of warplanes will be enough to preserve a military balance with neighboring countries.

    © Sputnik/ Evgeny Biyatov

    The intergovernmental committee is reported to have also discussed purchasing the Buk missile system from Russia, but came to a conclusion that it was too expensive.

    "Buk is not cheap, but it is cheaper than the S-300. It would have complemented our Kub and Neva surface-to-air missile systems. As a result, Serbia would have created a comprehensive air defense system. But I am not sure that we have enough resource to buy the Buk or that Russia is willing to hand it over for free," the analyst noted.

    © REUTERS/ Stevo Vasiljevic

    Lazanski explained that Serbia first wanted to purchase Russian weapons three years ago.

    Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told Sputnik on Friday that the reports on Russia's decision to deliver the MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia were a sign of "sincere cooperation, mutual trust and friendship."

    "Serbia has friends who do not shy away from helping the country," he said. "Serbia has friends, who it does not hesitate to cooperate with. Serbia wants to be friends with everyone in the world. It will not help anyone hate anyone else. We will not attack anyone, but we will protect our country and our people."
     
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    Novak Djokovic recounts the terror of the worst night of his life during 1999 Yugoslav War bombings
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    Compared to what Novak Djokovic survived as a young man, the pressure of a grand slam match doesn't even begin to compare.

    Djokovic, now working his way through the bracket at the U.S. Open, recently published "Serve To Win," a guidebook to physical and mental health. And in that book, he discusses his life as a young man in Belgrade, where he and his family dodged NATO bombing runs. One night, the family fled their apartment during a bombing raid, seeking shelter. Djokovic tripped and fell to the ground, his family running on ahead of him.

    "And then it happened," he wrote. “From behind I heard something tearing open the sky, as though an enormous snow shovel were scraping ice off the clouds. Still sprawled on the ground, I turned and looked back at our home."

    What he saw next would stay with him forever.

    “Rising up from over the roof of our building came the steel gray triangle of an F-117 bomber. I watched in horror as its great metal belly opened directly above me, and two laser-guided missiles dropped out of it, taking aim at my family, my friends, my neighborhood—everything I’d ever known … I didn’t stop shivering for the rest of the night."

    Djokovic's family survived, and in some strange way the war helped sharpen his tennis skills. "I always try to remember those days in a positive, in a very bright way," he told 60 Minutes last year. "We didn't need to go to school and we played more tennis."

    Djokovic, who was hone his skills. He remains a hero in what is now Serbia, and the story of what he survived makes his success all the more impressive.

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