Why Putin’s Popularity has declined sharply in Russia

By Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson
Is Neo-Liberalism Killing Russia?”
Sourced from Information Clearing House

What am I doing wrong . . . ?
Why has my approval rating declined . . . though it is still high?

“Is Neoliberalism Killing Russia?”By Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson

March 01, 2019 “Information Clearing House” –  I have learned from Andrei Martyanov that southfront.org’s report misinterprets the Russian VCIOM poll.  The poll asked who is the most trusted politician in Russia.  Putin was first according to 32.6% of respondents , Shoigu with 15.6% of respondents, and Lavrov with 13.2% of respondents.  These percentages are not approval ratings of the individuals. The percentages represent the share of the respondents who chose them as the most trusted politician.

If you add these percentages, it shows that overall the three most trusted politicians account for 61.4% of the respondants.  As these three individuals are the most visible members of the Russian government, obviously there is high confidence in the government.

Although Putin’s approval rating has been hurt by the “pension reform” and value added tax, his approval rating has declined but is still high.

With this correction, we have decided to leave the article up for now as the article is about the damage done to Russia by neoliberal economics.  Our title is “Is Neoliberalism Killing Russia?”  and not is “Putin’s Approval Rating Killing Russia?”

We might edit the article and repost it in order to correct the southfront misinterpretation of the poll.

Is Neoliberlism Killing Russia?

By Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson

Southfront.org reports that according to polls by VCIOM, a state pollster, the Russian public’s confidence in Putin, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Russian cabinet has dramatically declined over the past year.   

The decline is related to domestic, not foreign, policy.  Apparently, the public perceives recent Kremlin economic policy as a continuation of the disastrous policies that Washington imposed on Russia in the 1990s when Russia was loaded up with foreign debt while state assets were privatized and plundered by oligarchs sponsored by the West who “cashed out” by selling the assets to foreigners.

Russia’s stock market became the darling of the West in the mid-1990s as underpriced mining, oil and infrastructure were sold for a fraction of their value to foreigners, thus transferring Russian income streams abroad instead of leaving the income to be invested in Russia. In effect, Russians were told that the way for their country to get rich was to let kleptocrats, oligarchs, and their U.S. and British stock brokers make hundreds of billions of dollars by privatizing Russia’s public domain.

Washington took advantage of the gullible and trusting Yeltsin government to do as much political and economic damage as possible to Russia. The country was torn apart.  Historic parts of Russia such as Ukraine were split off into separate countries.  Washington even insisted that Crimea, long a part of Russia and the country’s warm water port, was retained by Ukraine when the Soviet Union was dismembered.

The approval rating of Putin and the Medvedev government dropped sharply in response to the recent increases in the retirement age and value added tax.

The former raised concerns about pension security and reminded Russians of the collapse of Soviet pensions.  The latter reduced consumer disposable income and lowered consumer demand and the economic growth rate.  These policies represent austerity imposed on the domestic population instead of on foreign creditors and reflect the neoliberal view that austerity leads to prosperity.  The US sanctions give Russians every reason not to repay their foreign loans; yet Russians continue to enable their own exploitation by foreigners, as neoliberal economists have told them that there is no alternative.

Russia is experiencing capital outflows due to the Russian private sector’s repayment of loans to Western creditors. Russia has experienced over $25 billion a year of capital outflows since the early 1990s, accumulating to over a trillion dollars. This money could have been invested in Russia itself to raise the productivity and living standards of its citizens. The outflow puts the ruble under pressure, and the interest payments draw money out of the country away from Russian uses.  If it were not for these outflows, the value of the ruble and Russian wages would be higher.

Russia’s economic problems are due to the looting of the country during the Yeltsin years, to the imposition of neoliberal economics by the Americans, and to financialization as a result of the privatizations.

People’s savings (called the “overhang”) were wiped out with hyperinflation. Privatization was not accompanied by new investment. The economy was not industrialized, but financialized. The proceeds from privatization were deposited by the Russian government in private banks where the money was used to privatize more Russian assets. The banking system thus served to finance the transfer of ownership, not to fund new investment, and the proceeds were transferred abroad. Russia was turned into a financial colony in which proconsuls created wealth at the top.

Today privatization continues in the de facto privatization of public assets, such as charging fees for use of federal highways.  As the Russian economic profession has been brainwashed by the Americans, the country is devoid of economic leadership.

We have pointed out on more than one occasion that it is nonsensical for Russia to indebt itself by borrowing abroad in order to finance investments. The Russians were sold a bill of goods that the central bank cannot issue rubles unless the rubles are backed by dollars.  This advice served to prevent Russia from using its own central bank to fund public infrastructure and private investment projects by issuing rubles.  In other words, Russia might as well not have a central bank.

Apparently, Russian economists do not understand that Russia does not spend borrowed foreign currencies inside Russia.  If Russia takes a foreign loan, the borrowed money goes into central bank reserves. The central bank then issues the ruble equivalent to be spent on the project, and the cost of the project goes up by the pointless interest paid to the foreign lender.

As far as we can tell, the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences is so brainwashed by neoliberal economics that their minds are closed to correct policies.  The failure of Russian economic leadership imposes far more costs on the Russian economy than do Washington’s sanctions.

Southfront’s report says that the Russian government has failed to explain its economic policy to the public.  Perhaps the reason is that the public, unlike the economists, has not been brainwashed and will see through the nonsensical explanations.

Apparently there is also no intellectual leadership.  Although Putin is a leader and has a sense of Russian purpose, many officials use their office not in service to Russia but in service to their own wealth, much of which is held abroad. Corruption and embezzlement seem to be the purpose of many office holders.  Scandals abound among members of government and reflect badly on Putin and Medvedev.

The Russian government’s popularity was at a peak when the government showed it had the intelligence and will to reincorporate Crimea into Russia. However, the Russian government, hoping to reassure Washington and Europe, refused the requests of the Luhansk and Donetsk republics to be reincorporated into Russia.  Russian nationalists, the majority of the population, saw this as kowtowing to the West. Moreover, this mistake by the Russian government has resulted in Ukraine’s ongoing military assault on the breakaway republics and to the arming of Ukraine by the West.  Instead of acting decisively, the Russian government enabled the continuation of conflict that can be exploited by Washington.  The Russian people understand this even if the government does not.

By failing to show firmness, the Russian government encourages the crony system of oligarchs who want a government that they can use for their narrow interests. Their interests include participating in the system of Western plunder known as “globalism.” These client elites of the West oppose a powerful Russian state that could assert itself on the world stage and offer an alternative policy to the West’s policy of plunder.  The influence of this narrow interest group on government policy indicates that the Russian government is compromised.

Putin is trying to break free of the West’s grip by directing Russia’s economic orientation to the East.  His effort is helped by the American sanctions. But Russia remains sufficiently mired in the Western system to be vulnerable to sanctions and is only slowly extracting itself.  To be part of the West has been an important goal since Peter the First and Catherine the Great, and the Russian Atlanticist Integrationists cannot let go of the ancient goal.  This goal no longer makes sense. Not only does it imply Russian vassalage, but also Europe is no longer the center of power.  The East is rising, and China is the center and will be until the Chinese destroy themselves by copying the Western neoliberal policy of financializing the economy.

Various aspects of Russia’s difficulties and transformation into a power with a foot in both West and East are discussed by commentators.  What goes unacknowledged is that Russian economic policy is constrained—indeed, crippled—by the neoliberal brainwashing given to Russian economists by the Americans in the 1990s.  Consequently, Russia is enfeebled by an economic policy that encourages privatization and foreign ownership, and by financialization of economic rents, that is, of income streams that do not result from productive investment but from such factors as location and rise in value due to public infrastructure development, such as a road built across a property. In a financialized economy credit is used to transfer property ownership instead of to finance new plant and equipment and construction of infrastructure.

The Russian government and central bank have been blinded to the fact that Russian infrastructure projects and private investment are not dependent on borrowing dollars abroad or by acquiring dollars by selling Russian assets to foreigners. Such projects can be financed by ruble creation by the Russian central bank.  Money that flows into productive projects that raise output is not inflationary.  Generally speaking, such projects lower costs.

For Russia to succeed, Russia needs an economic re-education and a government that finds its footing in Russian nationalism and discourages Western provocations with firmer responses.

It is our view that the Western world, indeed all of life, has an interest in a Russia too strong to be attacked or provoked as a strong Russia is the only way to curtail the Western aggression that is leading to nuclear war.

95 thoughts to “Why Putin’s Popularity has declined sharply in Russia”

  1. PCR finally tells us about the weakness of ‘Put-On’ and Russia instead of building them up to scare us.

    “For Russia to succeed, Russia needs an economic re-education and a government that finds its footing in Russian nationalism and discourages Western provocations with firmer responses.”

    “Western provocations” control Russia.

    There are over 500 US companies in Russia… making ‘Put-On’ a very rich and untouchable oligarch with immunity, according to the Russian Federation Constitution of 1993!!

    Russians KNOW ‘Put-On’ is controlled by the US. 

    There are hundreds of examples. Here is JUST one:
    The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC)
    The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC), based in Washington, D.C., with an office in Moscow, is the premier U.S.-based trade association representing the interests of its U.S. and Russian member companies on commercial matters. USRBC’s global approach is to work with a company’s headquarters as well any offices in the United States, Russia or regional capitals to advance a company’s bilateral trade and investment agenda.

    USRBC focuses on U.S.-Russian commercial relations, engaging in advocacy efforts with both the U.S. and Russian governments on behalf of its members; assisting member companies with strategic advice; providing information and analysis to support business decisions; and facilitating access and networking opportunities with government officials and private-sector leaders through an active program of high-level briefings and meetings.

    https://www.usrbc.org/site/about/about

    BTW…. to further the QUICK USD – $$$$ – to ‘Put-On’ and friends…  
    MasterCard announced they would start processing payments in Russia through the National Payment System.
    See RT:
    http://www.rt.com/business/221951-mastercard-russia-payment-system

    1. Putin is one of them, All western countries are ruled by jews, cryptojews, over a Goyim population.
      We live in a jewish prison.

      1. @ MARCUS

        Really, fhe US controls Russia and Putin is a jew? please help me to undertsand the jewish prison that we all live in because as a jew I must have a key to the outside. I might like to see the outside and perhaps you can help me get there. Once on the outside will I be able to stop working, paying my bills and taxes? Is it eutopia for me and my family. Are we exempt from the daily pressures that life brings? Can’t wait! Back to Russia for a moment, so russian interference in the US 2016 election was a false flag, Interetsing never realized this but yea, makes sense.

    2. I agree there are many US companies operating in Russia, but then why the sanctions? What’s your explanation. Manufactured fake conflict? With what purpose?

      1. CM –

        “purpose?”

        You should be asking the Trilateral Commission, the UN and London’s Bankers. They don’t tell me their plans.

        My guess is to give the gullible Public and Mainstream Media phony reasons to increase US and Russia military spending… to increase the debt…. needed to keep the Federal Reserve afloat!!

        Here is a starting point for you to connect your own dots:
        http://statelesshomesteading.com/russia-21-agenda-21-technocracy-and-the-new-world-order-in-the-russian-federation/

        And:
        Euphemistically entitled the “Identification for Development” (or ID4D) program by the World Bank, it represents their “unique” interpretation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; a reading that’s as draconian as it is creative. The UN, World Bank, and BIS are calling for nothing short of a completely pervasive global surveillance grid to be implemented by no later than 2030, all under the auspices of “saving the planet.”
        https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

        Also:
        http://www.cjournal.info/2015/11/22/global-banks-carve-world-ahead-cop21/

  2. “Apparently, the public perceives recent Kremlin economic policy as a continuation of the disastrous policies that Washington imposed on Russia in the 1990s when Russia was loaded up with foreign debt while state assets were privatized and plundered by oligarchs sponsored by the West who “cashed out” by selling the assets to foreigners.”

    Among the gems of reality offered up by this sober Russian expert is this short, concise and matter of fact statement bolstering the above paragraph.

  3. Many have scoffed at my claims that Russia was built by US companies. Here is just one of the 100s of companies doing just that… building Russia, Caterpillar:
    *AmCham Russia – American Chamber of Commerce of Russia – participates in Caterpillar’s Anniversary Celebration in 2018

    *[ American Chamber of Commerce of Russia has over 500 members. ]
    June 19, 2018
    https://www.amcham.ru/eng/news/20180620_caterpillar

    On June 14, 2018, a delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce of Russia took part in the celebration of the 45th anniversary since the opening of Caterpillar’s representative office in Russia and the launch of new generation excavators Cat®.

    Speaking during the event, Alexis Rodzianko, AmCham President, said the following: “Caterpillar has been working in Russia for over 100 years. This is one of the brightest examples of successful business development of an international company with American roots in Russia. Caterpillar and its dealerships, bring to Russia modern technology, invest in Russia, create jobs and pay taxes.”

    The official part of the event was followed by a demonstration of Cat® and SEM machines, a presentation of new generation excavator, exhibition and test of the machines.

    General Director of Caterpillar Eurasia Mumin Azamkhuzhaev gave an interview for the AmCham:

    Mumin Azamkhuzhaev – Country Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
    June 2018

    Caterpillar has been in Russia for approximately 100 years. The company is a prime example of a successful business in Russia.

    What is the secret behind this success? What enabled the company to be successful for so many years – regardless of the political and economic landscape?

    Our history dates back to prerevolutionary times. Caterpillar was founded in 1925, resulting from of the merger of two companies: Holt and Best.

    In 1913, Holt brought its tractors to Russia to take part in expositions and competitions, these tractors came out victorious, winning a gold medal. In the midst of the collectivization period, our tractors were purchased by the Soviet government for large scale agricultural enterprises.

    Our machines were even used during World War II, supplied under the Lend Lease Act.**

    1973 marks the beginning of our new Russian chapter with the Soviet Union actively starting to purchase our machines. That same year, we decided it was time to open offices and 2018 represents the 45th Anniversary of the opening of our Russian office. We started supplying actively and working with Russian foreign trade organizations. 

    Caterpillar as a company is orientated towards long-term relationships. In all countries where Caterpillar has gone, we have worked with our suppliers for decades at a time. Russia will be no exception to this philosophy.

    https://amcham.ru/eng/testimonials/mumin_azamkhuzhaev_caterpillar

  4. Ask the family of Rachal Corrie and the Palestinians how they feel about Caterpillar. Both Russia and the US are controlled by parasites that will suck the very last drop of blood from both economies unless they are exterminated soon. Latin America and Asia are next.

    1. Admin – please look in spam for my post from yesterday…. it’s worth it…
      pat – corporate connections been building between Soviet Russia and the USA every since the Jews moved into Moscow from NYC lower east side in 1918 and ” kilt the czar and his ministers”… deep state USSR/USA one big money making SCAM…
      CNN nothing but another deep scam state ‘anti-Russian propaganda organ, FOSSIL…. USA can never be allowed to make friends with the ‘ROOSKIES’… way too much munitions contracts $$$$$$$ flowing for way too long….
      trump and Putin are both over it, looking to shift into peace based commerce… maybe?
      North Korea just such an issue…
      ‘Tremendous’ potential for economic growth for NK.. not everybody involved wants to see that…
      BDS CATERPILLAR…
      And give us the scumbag who ran over Rachael…

    2. SOI –

      “Both Russia and the US are controlled by parasites..”

      Totally! And Russian businessmen admit it:

      “Our machines were even used during World War II, supplied under the Lend Lease Act.” PAID by American taxpayers.

      https://amcham.ru/eng/testimonials/mumin_azamkhuzhaev_caterpillar

      Even Avon & Mary Kay Cosmetics are “YUGE” in Russia… 🙂
      1996…

      Russian representatives of the world’s largest direct-sales cosmetics company do not go door to door. They do not even make house calls to established customers. Instead, they sell lipsticks, wrinkle creams and facial toners in factories, airports, beauty parlors, laboratories and, sometimes, from a park bench.
      https://www.nytimes.com/1996/08/14/business/avon-and-mary-kay-create-opportunities-for-women.html

  5. According to RussiaToday, Putin has an approval rating of 64.8% — which is a very good approval rating, which is a high approval rating. I guess Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson have nothing better to do than to make mountains out of molehills and be drama queens about every little thing, blowing everything out of proportion– a good excuse to get dramatic and histrionic. There aren’t any Western leaders with a 64.8% approval rating but Russia’s Putin has a 64.8% approval rating. To listen to Paul Craig Roberts and to Michael Hudson one would think Putin’s approval rating with the Russian people is somewhere around 5%, maybe less. Into theatrical outbursts of stagy melodrama are WE.

    [ It would be a good thing if Uncle Sam were to overthrow Putin in Russia, the Russian people don’t like him, he’s not popular with the Russian people, like 0% of the Russian people like him, 100% of the Russian people don’t like him and want him gone, so WE would be doing the Russian people a BIG FAVOR if Our Uncle Sam were to overthrow Putin and get rid of him. ] Under the guise of being ANTI-Establishment, Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson push an Establishment meme/trope about Putin, the unpopular one.

    http://www.rt.com/russia/452785-putin-rating-rise-address/

  6. @PAT,
    Please do continue to join the in the Zionist propaganda scam, thank you.

    We have known for a long time that Putin is similar to Adolf Hitler, who was also a Jewish henchman.
    You always come up with lies because they are certainly not 500 but only 170 companies that work together in Moscow and the USA. If the Russian president is an accomplice of the international Zionist bankers scam, why is Russia surrounded by American war bases? Why the trade boycott?

    The Zionists have a profound hatred of President Putin, and all Western media are in the chain of spreading lies about Russia.
    Putin is being loved by his people, can move freely in the crowd, same has Adolf Hitler at the time.

    Enjoy a real Russian culture that is far above the western filth:

    https://youtu.be/-SwumVFUMBg
    Anna Netrebko (soprano), (great defender of the Palestinian population) and Dmitry Hvorostovsky
    A few years ago died (coincidentally ????) or did they “kill” him like the completely Russian choir with a “plane accident” ???

    https://youtu.be/z1Rs7Yw3vUc

    President Putin is a true Hero, makes every effort to keep the peace and has STOPT “allied Muslim armies” under Zionist leadership in Syria. He stands up for his people, you cannot say that of a single Western “leader”.
    https://youtu.be/twS7Y0U2yZU

    Also a very interesting film:
    https://youtu.be/qfySTNzvdZY

    1. Gilbert –

      “You always come up with lies because they are certainly not 500 but only 170 companies that work together in Moscow and the USA.”

      Thanks for the help! I’ll try to clear up any “lies” here…

      Here is my exact claim from above:
      “American Chamber of Commerce of Russia has over 500 members.”

      Those “MEMBERS” certainly work together in Russia and the USA.

      I counted 502 “MEMBERS” here as of FEB 2019… How many do you count?

      Count them….
      https://www.amcham.ru/static/pdf/membershipdirectory.pdf

      Here are the ones beginning with “A” only (66 of them in 2015).
      I counted the “A” group for you…
      You can count “B” thru “Z” on your own.
      Then wipe off the egg on your face.. 🙂

      • 3M
      • A.M.G. Group
      • A.T. Kearney
      • AB Services
      • Abbott Laboratories
      • AbbVie
      • ABD Architects
      • Accenture
      • Access Business Group International
      • Access Industries
      • Accountancy Tuition Centre (International)
      • ACSOUR
      • ADDFORCE
      • ADM Trading
      • Advocates Bureau Yug
      • AECOM
      • AIG
      • Air Charter Service
      • Air Products
      • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
      • Alabuga, SEZ P&I type, JSC
      • Albemarle Chemicals, Representative Office
      • Alcatel-Lucent
      • Alcoa SMZ (ALCOA RUSSIA)
      • ALD Automotive
      • Alfa-Bank
      • Alinga Consulting Group
      • AllviCom
      • ALPE consulting
      • ALRUD LAW FIRM
      • Altai Advisors
      • American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
      • American Express Russia & CIS
      • American Institute of Business and Economics
      • AmeRussia St. Petersburg, Russia
      • Amgen
      • AMMA Development
      • Amrustrans
      • Amsted Rail Company
      • Amway Russia
      • AN-Security Holding
      • ANCOR Holding
      • Anglo-American School of Moscow
      • Antal Russia
      • Apple
      • Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
      • Ariston Thermo Rus
      • Armstrong World Industries
      • ARVAL, BNP Paribas Group
      • Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM)
      • AstraZeneca UK Limited, Representative Office in Moscow
      • Atlantic Ro-Ro
      • Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers
      • Auriga
      • Auto Partners
      • Autodesk
      • AVANPOST Smart Security Group
      • AVENTO
      • AVIELEN A.G. (Crowne Plaza St.Petersburg Airport)
      • AVIS Russia
      • Avon Beauty Products Company
      • Awara
      • AZIMUT Hotel Saint Petersburg
      • AZIMUT Hotels
      • Azimut Moscow Olympic Hotel
      • Azul Systems

      ……………………

      Admin – I would not have posted this long list if Gilbert had not called me a liar. 🙂

      1. Admin: please stop Pat. He wages a war on hopium with facts; this cannot be allowed to continue. Unless you stop Pat, then one day everyone will realise that all national leaders are liars — the ramifications of such an epiphany (e.g. “But wait, if even the likes of Putin are shills then that means everything we’re told is a lie!?!?!”) are too horrendous to contemplate.

        Please, please help save hopium.

        Send all your donations to…

        http://www.LALALALAIamNotListeningPatLALALALA.com

        Thank you for your time 😉

      2. Donaldo was cursed by administration as a “Jewish sleaze bag.” Oh well. Guess what? I’m back. In true Jew form “throwing in the white towel” is not in a Jews nature. We persevere. We fight. Anyway. Never argue with Gilbert. Hes an African honey badger. Don’t argue with Pat. He will destroy you with facts. Come on guys. You are both right. It’s a complex situation. 😊

    2. Why is one of Putin’s closest advisers a Chabad representative?

      Why did Putin invite the Jews to return en-masse to Russia (that always works out well for the natives 😉 )?

      Why is Putin on excellent terms with kosher mass murderers, from Kissenger to Bibi?

      Why is Putin’s Russia chock full of prominent Jews in prominent positions?

      Why has Putin never freed the Russian Central Bank from its kosher-imposed Constitution?

      Why is Putin overseeing the ongoing partitioning of Syria?

      Why is Russian business booming with the so-called pariah-state, Israel? Answer: Israel is not a pariah state, it is an economic, political, financial, social, technological and spiritual fulcrum for the global oligarchy that controls all countries.

      Why are there easily retrieved images of Putin donning a frickin’ “kippa” (spelling?) and getting down with his masters or brethen? Why was he praised by a Jewish Leader as a some sort of “Jewish King”?

      Why will these facts mean absolutely nothing to you, just like the fact that twas Hitler that gave us Israel and the mass slaughter of Europeans in WWII? If Hitler was the great anti-semite that the likes of you believe then why didn’t he instigate a so-called Holocaust? No wait, the holocaust was either faked or grossly exaggerated so how does that fit the “Hitler was Great” narrative? He was another shill or crypto, just like Putin and every other frickin’ world leader.

      “Je suis juif” Thank you, Theresa May, you just proved my point.

      1. Please note that I’m glad the Holocaust (the idea of a campaign of deliberate genocide) did not happen, and am not advocating such a disgusting policy. I was trying to show the glaring contradiction in the “Hitler as Hero” narrative by adopting their point-of-view for rhetorical purposes. It is a good thing that the Holocaust is a fiction, in the sense that 6 million were not slaughtered. It is a bad thing in the sense of the nefarious propaganda that has warped history, truth and culture for two generations.

      2. Flo
        If it’s so easy to see Hitler as a shill, or a crypto, why is it so difficult to see that he was duped, as I’ve been saying for years?

      3. If it’s so easy to see Hitler as a shill, or a crypto

        Nothing easy about it. I was brought up on the mainstream narrative that Hitler was an Evil Genius and Genocidal Maniac. Then I suffered cognitive dissonance when I finally understood the enormity of Jewish Power and the crimes perpetrated by these power-holders. Was Hitler right then, after-all?

        A closer look at the WWII narrative shows the glaring inconsistencies in that view. For example why did the writer of “My Struggle” want an alliance with the centre of International-Jewish Power in London? Why did he continually make strategic blunders that doomed Germany?

        You cannot keep blaming a British co-opted German intelligence agency, or the perfidy of a Bormann, for the destruction of Germany. Hitler made these decisions knowing full well the Jewish World Order he was supposedly fighting; never-mind all the help the Nazis were getting from Jewish controlled banks and corporations.

        The rise of the Nazis and the fall of Weimar follow the pattern laid down in the Protocols — destroy a society with liberalism and make the people clamour for your pre-selected dictator. Furthermore, Hitler and the Nazis had links to German intelligence, which makes their rise to power all the more dubious, i.e. scripted. Don’t forget who helped fund ’em.

        Hitler was a creation of the Jews. In fact one look at him and his silly-looking cabinet reveals them all to be a bunch of campy actors.

    3. “We have known for a long time that Putin is similar to Adolf Hitler, who was also a Jewish henchman.”

      While it is absolutely true the earth has now been proven to be flat and alien grays are vying with the Pleiadians to control the world through their underground, Antarctic bases run by demonic Naaaadzees. And while It has also been proven sky scrapers regularly fall into their own footprint because of forest fires and that those weird designs across the sky are nothing more alarming than god playing three dimensional chess, I’m still unsure about that Hitler-was-a-Jew thing.

  7. Hitler was Jewish, and he was also a homosexual. This has been documented and proven in the highly acclaimed book, “Pink Nazis”.

    In fact the elder Jewish scholars have been right about Hitler since day one.

  8. Something not being talked about here is the factor of Russian patriotism. Russian society is not well known to Americans, but from what I see of it in Dostoevsky, patriotism is intense among Russians. Their patriotism was bound up with their religion — it was Holy Russia.

    I think the Jews want to destroy Russia because it insists on its national sovereignty.

    1. Good point Kendra! I think the Jews are actually, with their cohesiveness and cosmopolitan “nature”, a Nation without borders, just like the State of Israel. I like to call it “Jewish Theocratic Nation”. It hates nationalism of others, but it loves Globalism!
      And we know who is going to do the Global rule…

  9. i think pcr has the anti-russian deep state pentagon munitions contractor bs in his dna after all those years he spent inside the beltway…

  10. gil –
    “You always come up with lies because they are certainly not 500 but only 170 companies that work together in Moscow and the USA. If the Russian president is an accomplice of the international Zionist bankers scam, why is Russia surrounded by American war bases? Why the trade boycott”?
    i’m guessing it’s a pretty small group of corporate nabobs, who have the inside track on normal dealings with russia… there would be a certain amount of regular appearing business going on, if the main event was about bleeding the us and russian economies with war materials contracts… russia is surrounded with nato bases, precisely, because that’s where the real profits are, profits for pentagon and kremlin war profiteers… the whole nato expansion east under cheney and bush was just one big greedy pentagon contractor feeding frenzy… i only heard trump dis nato… but i’m sure putin feels the same way about it… trade is being boycotted against russia because the warmongering bankster worse-that-parasites have to keep trade limited with russia, so that they might maintain this fiction that the ‘russians’ are our enemies… the more we deal with them, the less paranoid everybody will be… nixon’s detente with china was all about opening trade, the theory being the more we raise the standard of living in china, and the more we become interdependent through economic function, the less likely the chinese will regress further into north korean style dictatorial communism… and you might say it’s actually been working… you notice nixon didn’t last too long after that…
    let’s try this again..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kX8lqXAONg

  11. The Russian people have found out that ‘Put-On’ is a globalist. He follows UN Agenda-21 & 2030 and supports US NGOs.

    Russia is partnering with US Federally Chartered Corporations – NGOs.
    One such non-profit organizaion is… Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia – St. Petersburg

    Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is one of the world’s most effective individual mentoring programs whose mission is to help children who need support. The program operates in 14 different countries including Russia.

    BBBS works with orphans, foster families, socially disadvantaged families and children with disabilities in Saint Petersburg and Moscow. The aim of BBBS is to provide children with an individual mentor who can share knowledge and real life experiences with them, give what they need most-consistent, normal human interaction.

    https://amcham.ru/eng/membership_list/59284ac7319486d46e73a165

    Contacts – http://www.nastavniki.org

    =======

    Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America is a US Federally Chartered Corporation – NGO. It was founded in 1904.

    United States Code (Public Law 105-225)

    TITLE 36—PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS

    This title was enacted by Pub. L. 105–225, §1, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1253

    Subtitle II—Patriotic and National Organizations

    301.Big Brothers—Big Sisters of America – 30101

    http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/[email protected]&edition=prelim

    Here are two more interesting Federal Corporations:

    1101. Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Incorporated – 110101
    1103. Jewish War Veterans, U.S.A., National Memorial, Incorporated – 110301

    1. Jewish war veterans are about as numerous as their mythical Hallowedhoax counterparts or Jews genuinely supporting the preservation of firearms in America. Of course there was that simpering, Jewish coward Patton slapped for malingering.

    2. A congressional charter is a law passed by the United States Congress that states the mission, authority, and activities of a group.

      Congress issued FEDERAL CHARTERS from 1791 until 1992 under Title 36 of the United States Code. 36USC. They are officially sanctioned by the U.S. government.

      Congress has chartered about 100 fraternal or patriotic groups.

  12. pat
    putin a globalist?
    what’s his position on brexit?
    actually i’m a globalist too, not that anybody gives a rat’s ass what i think..
    i’m just not a typical rothschild bankster vatican miscegenation anti-nationalist diversity killing super surveillance state transhumanist 5G-AI scoundrel…

    1. Bark –

      Here’s a ‘two-fer’ on Brexit for ya… ‘Put-On’ & Bannon… 🙂

      Putin: Voters’ choices of Trump and Brexit ‘disrespected’
      20 December 2018

      Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has accused the UK and US political classes of “disrespecting” the public by questioning the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election.

      “They don’t want to recognise [Mr Trump’s] victory. That’s disrespect of voters,” he said.

      “The same in Britain: Brexit happened, but no-one wants to implement it.”

      He also warned that the world was becoming complacent about the risks of nuclear war.

      Russia’s leader also said British Prime Minister Theresa May has no choice but to follow through with Brexit, as failing to do so would undermine UK democracy.

      “She must enact the will of the people, expressed during the referendum,” he said. “Or otherwise it is not a referendum at all: doing it over and over again if someone did not like it [the result]. Is it a democracy?

      The president’s comments came at his year-end press conference in Moscow.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46630723

      …..

      How Bannon Bought Brexit
      September 2, 2018

      Journalist and author Peter Jukes talks Cambridge Analytica, Hybrid Warfare, Brexit, Trump, Tax Havens, and Russia:

      https://therealnews.com/stories/how-bannon-bought-brexit

  13. Trump is currently making a big stink about how he’s going to sign a presidential executive order demanding Free Speech on America’s college/university campuses, either Free Speech or NO Federal government funding. And if any student or faculty member at any college/university in America says something the jews don’t want to hear, something the jews don’t like to hear, no matter how factual and truthful, NO Federal funding!

    Trump wants Free Speech EXCEPT when it comes to the jews, then he doesn’t want Free Speech anymore. I don’t think he even realizes how double-minded he is. Of course, he supports the Jews’ vehemently virulently ANTI-Christian Noahide Laws and what’s laughingly referred to as “Education Day”. Jews, blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, browns from all over the third world, and “legal” immigrants, that’s who Trump is interested in and is concerned about.

    He likes Christians , he likes white Christians, only in that many white Christian churches in America are owned-and-controlled by Zionists, by Jews and by Freemasons. If the Christian churches in America were NOT Zionist churches, Trump would NOT give a sh*t about white Christians in America. He only likes white Christians in America because many of them are Zionists. If they were not Zionists, Trump wouldn’t give a damn about them. Trump does NOT give a damn for us White Americans who are NOT Zionists. Whether NON-Zionist white Christian or NON-Zionist white NON-Christian, Trump does NOT give a sh*t about us NON Zionist White Americans. Trump only likes Freemason/501c3/JewZionist owned-and-controlled white Christian churches, which aren’t really Christian churches. They’re really synagogues. Synagogues for NON jews owned-and-controlled by jews and by freemasons pretending to be “Christians”.

    I am TOTALLY OVER Trump. I will NOT be voting in 2020. It would be also correct to put his name “Trump” in JEW brackets “((( )))”. I will NOT be voting for ((( Trump))) in 2020. NOT for ((( Trump))), not for anyone else either.

    Pat’s probably right about Putin also. There’s a big grain of Truth in Pat’s viewpoint about politicians and world leaders. See Matthew 4 : 1-11 as to who owns-and-controls this temporal world and in Matthew 4 :1-11 NO exception is made for American politicians and NO exception is made for any Russian politicians/leaders, including NO exception is made for Putin.

    Salvation can NOT be found in politics. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ God came to Save Our Souls, NOT start a political party.

    1. A story:

      This winter up here in northern NH we’ve been buried in snow. So much snow that it seems like all I do is to be in my rusty, trusty ol’ truck and plow plow plow till the cows come home! After I plow myself out I give around to friends and neighbors who are so damn poor all they can afford is a shovel. So what do I do? I plow em all out!…for FREE (except for those too proud and stubborn to accept my charitable gesture)

      Why?

      Because long ago I read about the story of Jesus’ disciple who was bitchin’ to the Master that somebody stole his sweater, to which Jesus promptly gave him his, and then replied with something like, “had you noticed the man was cold, why not give him YOURS, and then he wouldn’t have felt compelled to steal YOURS?

  14. @Admin Toby

    Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson’s article is called “Is Neo-Liberalism Killing Russia?” So why did you call your post “Why Putin’s Popularity has declined sharply in Russia”?

    Did you read this article before you posted it? Does it say anything about Putin’s popularity declining sharply in Russia? What is the difference between your manipulation and Jewish manipulation? Do you see any difference between you and the Jews in this regard?

    And what that picture of Putin pondering “What am I doing wrong . . . ?” supposed to mean? Did Putin give you any reason to think that he is not confident of what he is doing, or is confused somehow? Why are conjuring up blatant and shameless lies, Toby?

    Do you have human conscience, Toby? Do you believe in karma?

    1. @ Circassian

      Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson’s article is called “Is Neo-Liberalism Killing Russia?”

      Yes, I know. Which is why we mentioned the original title at the head of the article, making no attempt to conceal the original title.

      So why did you call your post “Why Putin’s Popularity has declined sharply in Russia”?

      Because it was a dull title and we wished to improve on it. Also, there is no law that says we cannot change a title that is more accurate and reflects the true situation. Changing and improving titles is a widespread editorial convention.

      Did you read this article before you posted it?

      I didn’t post the article. Lasha Darkmoon posted the article and changed the title. And I approve of her new title 100 per cent! Moreover, no one else has complained about the change of title. You are the sole complainant — who also happens to be a permanent resident of Spamblinka and an avowed enemy of this website from day one.

      Does it [the article] say anything about Putin’s popularity declining sharply in Russia?

      Yes, it does. Which is exactly why LD changed the title to reflect the viewpoint of the article. This is what the article says: “Southfront.org reports that according to polls by VCIOM, a state pollster, the Russian public’s confidence in Putin, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Russian cabinet has dramatically declined over the past year.”

      Do you understand English? Obviously you find it hard to understand the phrase, “The Russian public’s confidence in Putin has dramatically declined over the past year.”

      No? Still have having a comprehension problem? What about this then: “The approval rating of Putin and the Medvedev government dropped sharply in response to the recent increases in the retirement age and value added tax.”

      Do you know what the article is saying when it says, “THE APPROVAL RATING OF PUTIN HAS DROPPED SHARPLY“? I don’t think you do, and I feel sorry to witness the extent of your obvious brain damage. I now believe Lobro’s instinctive revulsion toward you is fully justified. I think he must have sensed that he was in the presence of a brain-damaged psychopath.

      I will let you have the last word, Russian Psycho:

      What is the difference between your manipulation and Jewish manipulation? Do you see any difference between you and the Jews in this regard? ….. Why are conjuring up blatant and shameless lies, Toby? … Do you have human conscience, Toby? Do you believe in karma?”

      Yes, I believe in karma. Your next post will be deleted. Don’t bother posting on this site any more.

      Adios!

      1. @ Admin

        Why do you bother with this piece of dog shit?
        Lobro was right to hold this toxic viper in total loathing.

      2. @ Circassian

        The new title — “Why Putin’s Popularity has declined sharply in Russia” — is an obvious improvement on the weak and wishy-washy original title . It reflects EXACTLY these two quotes from the article:

        (1) “. . . the Russian public’s confidence in Putin, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Russian cabinet has dramatically declined over the past year.”

        (2) “The approval rating of Putin and the Medvedev government dropped sharply in response to the recent increases in the retirement age and value added tax.”

      3. Ruth,

        Please moderate your language. Let’s not descend to Circassian’s low level of discourse. Frankly, I don’t think he’s Jewish. The Jews are noted for their intelligence, and they never come onto websites like this and make fools of themselves. They remain aloof and keep their dignity.

      4. Toby –

        It is not out of the realm of possibility that ‘Circ’ is a patient in Chattahoochee State Hospital in North Florida. They offer repetitious, wandering, and circuitous writing classes there. If not an ‘in-patient’… he could be taking their lessons online… 🙂

      5. @ Pat

        You could be right! But there’s a big difference between Troj and Circassian. The difference between a naughty poodle pissing on the carpet and a rabid pit bull terrier baring its spittle drooling fangs. The poodle nibbles at your ankles, but the pit bull terrier sinks its teeth into your neck.

  15. ‘Put-On’ is losing popularity because he has not changed much for the PEOPLE. There still exists “social strata with class interest to keep this semi-bureaucratic, semi- capitalist system with a lot of elements of feudalism” intact.

    “It’s a big mistake, everybody thinks that the real power in Russia belongs to Putin. No. Real power (it)still belongs to the big capital, together with top bureaucrats who became more powerful than before. But this is one new nomenklatura, one new start. And this start is really master of Russian economy and Russian social and political life. And Putin is symbol.”

    “Putin is symbol.”

    Putin is Anointed King, but Big Capital has the Real Power – RAI with A. Buzgalin

    —-A modern Marxist tells his story:
    https://therealnews.com/stories/putin-is-anointed-king-but-big-capital-has-the-real-power-rai-with-a-buzgalin-7-12

    (EXCERPTS)
    PAUL JAY: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself. I’m Paul Jay, this is The Real News Network. We’re continuing our discussion with Professor Alexander Buzgalin. Thanks for joining us again, in New York, by the way.

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: Yes, in New York, thank you.

    PAUL JAY: Professor Buzgalin teaches political economy and is Director of the Center for Modern Marxist Studies at Moscow State University.

    Through your life, we’re telling the modern history of the end of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the, I guess, a new Russia of sorts. So, in 1999, Putin becomes president and begins really, a new era. Putin comes from the KGB, was he in on the- what role did he play during the arrest of Gorbachev, the rise of Yeltsin. Where is he in all this?

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: First of all, I am not biographer of Putin, so I will not give you something interesting. I don’t have any interesting information. He was working as a specialist, like say, I don’t know how to use- what word we use in English. In Russian we have investigator, not spy. First, then when Yeltsin came to power, he was working in the administration of St. Petersburg with one of the close friends of Yeltsin, Sobchak, not Lady Sobchak, she is daughter of Sobchak, father.
    And then he went back to KGB, if I am not mistaken. I never follow to the biography of Putin. And then, step by step, the president- the leader, director of KGB, now it’s a federal system of security, something like that. So, when he was nominated by Yeltsin to be new president, it was interesting situation. Just a few minutes before New Year, in his speech for people, Yeltsin said that, “I will not be more president, and I want Putin to be next president of Russia.” So, it was very big sensation just before-

    PAUL JAY: Why did he do it?

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: First of all, I will finish, sorry- it was big surprise for people when they were, with champagne, waiting, when will be twelve, and from 31 of December we will move to the first of January, we received new president. Of course, it was elections, but more or less artificial elections. Why? First of all, because I think main force of Russian life, big capital, decided to change the model of political organization. In Yeltsin’s period, we had power of biggest bankers, together with the owners of the biggest gas, oil, metal corporations. And they controlled political power, but it was permanent fight between these leaders of corporations.

    PAUL JAY: Much like the oligarchs.

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: Yeah, oligarchs. It’s like in feudal epoch, when barons are fighting between each other. And finally, when it’s necessary to stabilize a system of accumulation of capital, then they understand it’s better to have one king, and not to have this permanent war between themselves, yeah? They more or less divided Russia between themselves and-

    PAUL JAY: During the ’90s, they have this asset-grab.

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: Yeah, they had ten years, nearly ten years of permanent re-division of the markets, of the infrastructure, of the power, with criminal conflicts, with bloody victims, and with terrible disorder. But when primitive accumulation of capital is finishing, it’s necessary to have stabilization of rules of the game and it’s necessary to have political order. And Putin became symbol of this new era, not creator, but symbol, I don’t know, top representative, but not master of the game. It’s a big mistake, everybody thinks that the real power in Russia belongs to Putin. No. Real power (it)still belongs to the big capital, together with top bureaucrats who became more powerful than before. But this is one new nomenklatura, one new start. And this start is really master of Russian economy and Russian social and political life. And Putin is symbol.

    PAUL JAY: Symbol, or more the conductor of an orchestra of power?

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: I think not conductor, even.

    PAUL JAY: Not even conductor?

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: Not even conductor. He personally can change something a little bit in the distribution of power, of distribution of, I don’t know, statuses, help or not to help, to redistribute a little bit wealth, but not too much.

    PAUL JAY: But there’s a general impression, I’ve heard it from people in Russia, too, that nothing big goes on without the president’s office having a hand.

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: First of all, not Putin, but administration of president. This is big difference. Administration of president is not simply group of bureaucrats, this is people who has very strong connections with business, with executive power in regions, and so on. So, really, there is more or less informal, without exact borders, strata, again, social strata with class interest to keep this semi-bureaucratic, semi- capitalist system with a lot of elements of feudalism, to keep this system.

    PAUL JAY: So, Putin is formally elected in August of ’99 but it’s more or less already been handed over to him. Now, where are you, how does life change? Is there now more structure? There’s laws, there’s a system.

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: Really, we didn’t have so big changes. And for majority of Russians, nearly nothing changed. More stabilization, little less criminal activity. The only real change, which we had from 2000 until 2007, even from 1998 until 2007, it was growth of economy. And the main impulse for this growth was not Putin’s presidency, but Yevgeny Primakov became prime minister after crisis in 1998. And Primakov was supporter of, let’s say, Chinese model. He started state regulations, he started support of internal industry, regulation of financial system, and so on. And he gave first impulse for the growth of economy after seven years of crisis.

    And it was also not bad to keep this- to create this new economic policy in the period when growth of prices on oil started. And from twenty-five dollars until- I’m sorry, in 1995 the price of oil was twenty-five, approximately, dollars per gallon. In 2001, ’03, ’04, it was up to one hundred fifty. So, it was enormous growth, six times. And because of that, we received a lot of incomes. And part of these incomes were used for increasing of living standards of Russians. Mainly, it was used in order to transfer millionaires to billionaires, and it was successful result because we had second or third place in the world, as far as number of billionaires is concerned. We are still among champions, or we are very good in this competition. And for Russians, it was growth of incomes, not very rapid with growth of social differentiation, but still it was positive trend based on this conjunction.

    PAUL JAY: What is the response of the oligarchs to this strengthening of a state, a central state? Some seemed to benefit, a few even went to jail.

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: It’s like in a feudal country, where from feudal barons, you’re coming to one king. Some barons will have even more power and more influence and more property, but some will be killed or in prison. It was in France, it was everywhere. The same in Russia in twenty-first century. We have many remnants of late feudalism in our country, unfortunately. So, and now, state expresses interests of the class, but if one baron will decide to take too much for himself or to destroy this power or to change a little bit of this power, he will be in the prison.

    The story of Khodorkovsky is relatively simple. He decided not to follow to the common rules, he proposed socialization of economy, he said that too big social differentiation and absence of industrial policy is not good for the economy in general and for accumulation of capital. And if you want, we Russia, want to have growth, if we want to have new quality of development, it’s necessary to change economic model. But it was not profitable for continuation of the policy which was before, and which is now. And he went to prison because he didn’t pay taxes. But in Russia in ’90s, nobody paid taxes, so everybody could be in prison.

    PAUL JAY: So, if the state wants somebody in prison, there’s always a ready reason to do it.

    ALEXANDER BUZGALIN: It was enormous. It was necessary to show that if you don’t follow our common rules, you will be in prison.(!!!)

  16. I think the Jews have enormous ability to influence people’s opinions. If that is true, and if the Jews are against Russia because it dares to aspire to national sovereignty, then if Putin is a patriot his loss of popularity could have nothing to do with anything he’s done regarding the Russian people. Rather, it could just be Jews in Russia orchestrating public opinion against him.

  17. pat –
    ok then, putin loves brexit…
    what kind of globalist does that make him?
    wait a minute trojan – are you saying trump’s new free speech executive order is going to have exceptions written into it for anything unfriendly to BDS, to jews in general and their holohoax narrative?
    because, if he does that, he crowns the jews in america as super..
    so, we’re at a crossroads here with the donald… and i give him credit for stepping into the breech on all this PC speech BS, doing what a real leader is supposed to do… but i guess we’ll have to wait a bit to see exactly what comes out of this…
    pat –
    “It’s a big mistake, everybody thinks that the real power in Russia belongs to Putin. No. Real power (it)still belongs to the big capital, together with top bureaucrats who became more powerful than before. But this is one new nomenklatura, one new start. And this start is really master of Russian economy and Russian social and political life. And Putin is symbol.”
    i know it’s a dirty word in some circles, but let’s hear you come out and say it buddy – WARMONGERS…
    “I’m sorry, in 1995 the price of oil was twenty-five, approximately, dollars per gallon. In 2001, ’03, ’04, it was up to one hundred fifty. So, it was enormous growth, six times. And because of that, we received a lot of incomes. And part of these incomes were used for increasing of living standards of Russians. Mainly, it was used in order to transfer millionaires to billionaires, and it was successful result because we had second or third place in the world, as far as number of billionaires is concerned.”
    $25 A GALLON for oil? he musta meant BARREL there…
    yes, without billionaires you have a comparatively wimpy feudal kingdom..
    but there’s more to it than that…
    the greater the wealth of the corporate hierarchy – the more and dirtier the security state…
    PAUL JAY: So, if the state wants somebody in prison, there’s always a ready reason to do it.
    or dead…
    lots of warmongering, hard dope dealing corporate security state abuse going on in the usa too, especially since the big 9-11 shift to the militarization of police…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGa0IdjmP38
    could be KB…
    i don’t pay much attention to polls in the first place…

    1. Bark –
      “what kind of globalist does that make him?”

      One who follows orders and directions from New York’s Trilateral Commission(TLC) founded by the GLOBALIST, David Rockefeller!!

      His Brexit remarks fall by the wayside with his actions.

      What actually makes ‘Put-On’ a globalist are his actions … not his speeches. He promotes and builds ‘Smart Cities’ to the tune of Agenda-21 and he follows the path of UN ‘Sustainable Development’ plans. ALL globalists do that to the tunes from the TLC in New York.

      From Agenda-1920 To Agenda-21

      Kazan isn’t even the most egregious example of “sustainable development” within Russia’s borders; that honor goes to Skolkovo Innovation Center, a planned Smart City to be erected outside of Moscow.

      Dubbed as “Russia’s Silicon Valley” by its proponents, Skolkovo’s envisioned Technofeudal design will be all too familiar to Agenda 21 researchers – a “sustainable” city run by a coalition of “experts” and machines, with individuals subordinate to the Cybernetic collective:

      Skolkovo and MBR Initiative to strengthen cooperation for global prosperity
      Jan 2019

      Moscow, January 10, 2019 – The Skolkovo Foundation and the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity (MBR Initiative), an initiative of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), have agreed to cooperate to enable and inspire a worldwide community of makers and innovators to create transformative solutions to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

      http://sk.ru/news/b/pressreleases/archive/2019/01/10/skolkovo-and-mbr-initiative-to-strengthen-cooperation-for-global-prosperity.aspx

      What makes Skolkovo particularly noteworthy, however, is not its cookie-cutter UN-mandated design, nor its wholehearted approval by the Kremlin, but the unique public-private partnerships underlying its development. The project is a venerable smorgasbord of Military-Industrial Complex firms, cybersecurity companies, and multinational corporations – most of whom are heavily associated with (you guessed it) the Trilateral Commission.

      The list of “Key Partners” on Skolkovo’s website (archived here for posterity) are too many to note: Boeing, Cisco, DOW, Airbus, General Electric, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, Siemens – the list goes on. The insidiousness and scope of the aforementioned companies’ involvement in unsavory affairs as varied as Smart Cities, war profiteering, precrime AI, eugenics, and economic Globalization, too, are far beyond the scope of this article.

      Skolkovo’s Trilateralist connections, though, simply cannot be overlooked!
      http://statelesshomesteading.com/russia-21-agenda-21-technocracy-and-the-new-world-order-in-the-russian-federation/

      1. The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government ….. with the objective of accelerating Russia’s transformation from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy.

        To achieve this objective, the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, composed of more than 1,800 high-tech startups, Skolkovo Technopark…
        (Russia’s Technology comes from the US – MIT)
        the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech) – a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) – and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow.

        Together, these entities establish a vibrant ecosystem of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. The cumulative revenue of Skolkovo’s startups reached $2,5 billion.

        They brought in more than $186 million in investment, creating 27,000 jobs and filing over 1,100 patent applications along the way.

        (Thanks to US) By 2020 over 2 million square meters of residential and office space will be built in Skolkovo with 35,000 people working daily in the Innovation Center. For more information: http://www.sk.ru/en (see MIT’s results in Moscow on display)

      2. Gadzooks! I had forgotten about “Get Shorty” — I was finkin’ of “Get Carter”, mate 😉

        But you get the meme: you must be stopped before all hopium is gone.

  18. Kendra, I agree with you patently, Pat sorry I insulted you unintentionally, and you are right that, like almost everywhere in the world, the great Jewish corporations impose their will on every government.
    Nevertheless, I continue to believe that President Putin is doing his best save the identity of the Russian people.
    I thank you for getting acquainted with Paul Jay, he seems to be an honest person, even though he is being interrogated by an omnipresent Jew.

    https://therealnews.com/stories/paul-jay-on-trump-putin-and-the-real-threats-to-democracy

      1. Pat,

        Is this your buddy Gilbert Huntly?
        Or is this a totally different “Gilbert”?

  19. Pat
    Can you tell us what Putin and the trilateralists’ globalism will be like for us peons?
    Because I don’t think it’s being come to through any real democratic process, and there are several bad scenarios..
    Have these people published their vision on the globe and their playbook on how to get there?
    Or is that written in the talmud already?

    1. Bark –

      You have to connect your own dots. Here is a bull crap story for a hint:

      The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted in 2015 by all countries of the United Nations. It is often called a radical plan for humanity and a new way of ‘doing’ development. But what do we mean by that? Here are five things you need to know about our greatest chance to improve life for current and future generations.

      The 2030 Agenda takes a radical stance through its pledge to Leave No One Behind. The SDGs are designed to bring the world to several life-changing ‘zeros’, including zero poverty, hunger, preventable child deaths, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, discrimination against women and girls and human trafficking. In practical terms, this means targeting development efforts and investments at those furthest behind first, including the 736 million (10 percent of the world population) who live in extreme poverty.

      https://medium.com/@UNDP/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-380405b44e3c

      1. PAT,

        The UN, totally useless in achieving any of their more benevolent goals or just plain and simple liars. How infuriating.

        So in 2015 they set out to trend towards “zero” in human trafficking, and since then we’ve had slave markets in Libya, disposable Christian and Yazidi sex slaves serving ISIS in Iraq and Syria who get beheaded after having been used and tortured by the sadistic terrorists and their Muslim wives, immigrant trafficking by criminal Turkish and Libyan gangs and Soros’s western NGOs, child grooming and rape by pedophile Muslim immigrant sex gangs in the UK and elsewhere, …

        This UN don’t seem to be doing their job very well.

        It wouldn’t be too bad if the UN, Trilateral, Bilderberg, etc. were to bring us world peace, but do they even want to, or is it just some mantra they all have to repeat and pay lip service to while pissing in the wind? Being rhetorical here.

      2. CM –

        I agree with you 100%!

        The pretty words are just bait. An advertising scheme. Photo ops galore.

        “Have some nice candy for the children here in our smart neighborhood!”

  20. @Admin Toby

    Listen, pathetic little man. Read the original article “Is Neo-Liberalism Killing Russia?” by Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson:

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/03/01/is-neoliberlism-killing-russia/

    and see if you can find there the lie that was written by your niece (“The approval rating of Putin and the Medvedev government dropped sharply in response to the recent increases in the retirement age and value added tax.”) and ascribed by her to PCR’s article.

    The original article starts with “Putin’s approval rating is high, but it has declined over the past year.” Can you read, little man: Putin’s approval rating is high. Does PCR say that Putin’s popularity HAS DROPPED SHARPLY in Russia? It says “declined”. Does PCR say for how much it declined? 0.001%, 0.1%, 1%? In the range of statistical error, perhaps.

    I was right from the day one: this place is a shithouse… literally, and Masha Sunshine is the Queen of the shithouse!

    1. @ Circassian

      We stand by our article as published. It is you who who are lying and appear to have a serious brain disorder. You foolishly write:

      Listen, pathetic little man. Read the original article “Is Neo-Liberalism Killing Russia?” by Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson:

      https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/03/01/is-neoliberlism-killing-russia/

      and see if you can find there the lie that was written by your niece (“The approval rating of Putin and the Medvedev government dropped sharply in response to the recent increases in the retirement age and value added tax.”) and ascribed by her to PCR’s article.

      Well, the original article by PC Roberts and Michael Hudson is referenced by a link right at the top of our article and any reader is free to check it out. Here is the link again. Please do click on the link and check it out!

      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51190.htm

      You will see that the words you falsely claim Lasha Darkmoon wrote and ascribed to PCR’s article, were in fact NOT written by Lasha Darkmoon but are indeed to be found in the original article on Information Clearing House!!!

      Re-read the article and check out the bits in BIG BOLD RED FONT. You will then see you are either mistaken or telling a blatant lie. These words stating a decline in Putin’s popularity were written by PC Roberts and his collaborator. They were NOT cunningly inserted into the text by Lasha Darkmoon, as you foolishly and mendaciously insist.

      I think you need to visit a brain specialist. You are certainly among the most vicious specimens of humanity I have ever come across. I have the deepest respect for Mother Russia and shudder to think that you could actually be a Russian yourself. You do no honor to Russia, nor are you a man that Putin could possibly be proud of. This site, I repeat, is a pro-Putin site and has supported Putin for several years right from the beginning! It is NOT an anti-Putin site, as you seem to think in the purulent recesses of your diseased brain.

      To assert that Putin’s popularity has declined recently as a result of his most recent policies and decisions is not an anti-Putin statement. It is simply a statement of fact.

      You possess neither logic nor common sense.

      When I say that the popularity of Jesus Christ has declined sharply since the Middle Ages, am I making an anti-Christian statement? Am I defaming Jesus Christ? Of course not! I am merely pointing out a regrettable fact. Christ ain’t as popular as he used to be.

      1. As for you brain-damaged theory that Putin is a faithful disciple of Stalin and is following in Stalin’s noble footsteps, forget it!

        Putin is doing his best to restore Christianity in Russia, something the Russians need badly. Stalin did his best to destroy Christianity and almost succeeded, as was made clear by the great Solzhenitsyn.

        Stalin and Putin, no two men could resemble each other less. I have the greatest respect for Putin but none whatsoever for Stalin — the mass-murdering psychopath you so admire.

      2. COMMENT DELETED.

        You must first apologize for stating falsely that Lasha Darkmoon INVENTED a quote which she then cunningly ascribed to PCR. As long as you persist in this deliberate falsification of the facts, amounting to criminal defamation, your comments are worthless.

      3. I now see you are including “Information Clearing House” in your long list of “shit houses”, along with the Darkmoon site. Well, if Information Clearing House is now also a “shit house” — and maybe PC Robert’s site too for spawning the original “lie” that Putin’s popularity is “in decline” — then all three sites are “shit houses” for daring to offend you: the Darkmoon site, Information Clearing House, and PC Roberts’ site.

        The Darkmoon site can live with that.

      4. Well, if Information Clearing House is now also a “shit house” — and maybe PC Robert’s site too for spawning the original “lie” that Putin’s popularity is “in decline” — then all three sites are “shit houses” for daring to offend you: the Darkmoon site, Information Clearing House, and PC Roberts’ site.

        The Darkmoon site can live with that.

        That’s precisely what I am saying, uncle. But not for daring to offend me, even though they are pretty disgusting places. They are shithouses – all three – because they are. I am sure one shithouse can live with another – there is no competition there.

        And stop blocking and butchering my posts, bastard.

        ADMIN TOBY: Good, I’m glad to hear you admit that all three websites mentioned above are “shit houses” in your opinion. So we are all equals, it seems, in iniquity. Thanks for clarifying that point.

        “And stop blocking and butchering my posts, bastard.”

        You think you have a “right” to post on our website, do you? When were you last a dinner party guest in someone else’s house? What happens to a guest who spits in the soup, pisses all over the carpet, and then climbs up onto the table and exposes himself indecently to the host and hostess in front of all the other guests? He is invited back for another meal, is he?

        I am not only the moderator of this site, Circassian. I am also the bouncer who shows badly behaved guests to the door. You are no longer welcome here.

  21. Circassian seems to be nitpicking, but if he’s such a fussy stickler for detail I can’t blame him because …

    … there seem to be several versions of this article. In the one at informationclearinghouse, PCG & MH clearly state: “has dramatically declined over the past year”. On PCG’s site this becomes just plain “has declined over the past year”. And the first relates to “public’s confidence” while the latter pertains to “approval rating”. And then the “update and correction”, as mentioned by the authors, is used in the version on this site, and only the article on PCR’s site is actually corrected but not the original text.

    So the confusion is due to the authors and not LD.

    1. Thanks for your support, CM. This is the best explanation I have read so far for this misunderstanding. There is clearly a difference of degree between saying that Putin’s popularity “has declined over the past year” and “has declined dramatically over the past year.” Circassian’s problem is that he refuses to admit that ANY decline has occurred whatsoever, compounded by the fact that he accuses LD for making up the quote herself! 🙂

      1. All fine and well, but shouldn’t a greater question be, what exactly is meant by Putin doing his best to “restore Christianity”?

        What would be restored? Is this to be seen in relative terms, as if to say, restoring human decency vs. human degradation? If so, then count me in. But under whose auspices, if the “restorer” is a politician, and a statist one at that?

      2. Stop squawking like a constipated parrot, Brownhawk. You squawk for the sake of squawking, not because you have something intelligent to say. Back in your cage!

      3. Pray show some respect for Brother Brownhawk. I many not agree with what he says at all times, but I will defend to the death (like Voltaire) his right to say it.

      4. @ Brownhawk

        What would be restored? Is this to be seen in relative terms, as if to say, restoring human decency vs. human degradation? If so, then count me in.

        Look who is talking about “restoring human decency vs. human degradation”. You have demonstrated vividly, just a couple days ago, your “human decency”. No, I will not count you in. You are way beyond what can be restored, bro.

      5. That one word “dramatically” is missing from one version of the text (on PCR’s site), so I think they inserted that “update and correction” so readers wouldn’t think it was a typo or an editing mistake.

        Regarding Stalin, I think he was the one who reintroduced Christianity during the war as he was trying to muster popular support for the war effort. At least that’s what I think I read somewhere.

      6. @ CM

        Regarding Stalin, I think he was the one who reintroduced Christianity during the war as he was trying to muster popular support for the war effort. At least that’s what I think I read somewhere.

        That is correct. But Stalin didn’t “reintroduce Christianity” in the sense that he had a secret soft spot for Christianity! He loathed it. He had spent the previous 10 years demolishing tens pf thousands of Christian churches with dynamite and burning them to the ground, both in the Soviet Union and in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

        Thousands of churches were also shut down and turned into swimming pools, cinemas, and leisure centers. Many of these shut-down churches were opened up again to appease the Russian masses and get them to support the war effort, as you correctly point out. The Russian people missed their icons and their churches and wanted them back badly, and Stalin had to open up the shut-down churches as a bribe to win their support for the upcoming war with Nazi Germany. This can hardly be described as “reintroducing Christianity”.

        The peasants universally detested Stalin for the hardships he had imposed upon them, including the Bolshevik attempt to eradicate their beloved Christianity, and it was a custom among the peasants always to spit just before they uttered the hated Dictator’s name.

      7. Hawkwatcher

        You wouldn’t recognize an intelligent comment if it posed as 2×4 slamming up your dullard head!
        And the same applies to this idiot Circassian, with his stupid comment of how I so “vividly” demonstrated indecency

      8. Well said, Brownhawk! What you need to do is write one of your brilliant Red Injun poems giving these people hell. A bit of satirical humor will do the trick better than engaging in a tit-for-tat slanging match. Just my two cents…

      9. @Brownhawk

        And the same applies to this idiot Circassian, with his stupid comment of how I so “vividly” demonstrated indecency

        Ok, let me break it down for you.

        You are preoccupied too much with your intelligence. Truly intelligent man does not care much about how people rate his intelligence. That’s one of your problems. But you do have intelligence: you are smart enough to grovel when Sardonicus and Ruth Bernstein tell you that you have to grovel if you wish to stay here. Granted, you have that much intelligence. But you lack human integrity and that’s what makes you a little man in my eyes.

        I hope your intelligence is high enough to understand what I am trying to communicate to you.

      10. @ Circassian

        I don’t think Brownhawk would admit to “groveling”. One doesn’t need to “grovel” to Admin to post on this website. Do YOU grovel? No, you don’t! You are openly defiant. So you do the opposite of groveling. You kick ass openly, including Admin’s ass.

        And yet your comments, I notice, are still getting posted! — in spite of the fact that Admin has told you piss off!

        So why don’t you? What makes you keep coming back? Are you a masochist? You enjoy being abused and vilified? I just don’t understand your psychology. Nor do I understand Admin’s psychology. Why does Admin keep posting the comments of those who keep abusing Admin? Is Admin masochistic too?

        I just don’t understand what’s going on here. It seems Admin is as crazy as you are. And LD herself just doesn’t give a damn if she’s attacked and completely ignores her detractors. Who can explain this psychological conundrum? I certainly cannot.

      11. Whichever way you look at it, this is an extraordinary website. No other site I know would allow comments like this to be posted. Is Toby on drugs? Is he a malfunctioning robot? An abortive experiment in Artificial Intelligence? I guess we’ll never know. 🙂

      12. @Sardonicus

        You seem to imply that Circassian is in cahoots with the “niece-uncle centaur”.

        Say it openly, man. Don’t be afraid, little man.

      13. No, I don’t imply that at all. It didn’t even cross my mind. I am genuinely bewildered and thought you might attempt to solve the conundrum.

      14. Well said Sard!
        This guy Circassian is old in this house. There were some warning signs but, recently, he showed his true colors. A rude, annoying and uneducated man, meaning he doesn’t know how to treat a person decently, how to have a normal and constructive debate.
        These are some of the “arguments” frequently used:

        Think, you are not thinking, think my “friend” / Your disagreement is pathological / Every thinking person will agree / I’m trying to communicate to you but you are not intelligent enough / You little man / Bastard / You lack human decency, integrity.

        That is bullying from a stupid and ignorant man who thinks he has a higher ground!
        His admiration for Stalin is not due to the Great Patriotic War, judging by his heart, I think he is a communist, a closet one.
        Now, this is my message to you Circassian:

        You can burn in hell you commie!!

      15. @Nothing But the Truth

        Now, this is my message to you Circassian:

        You can burn in hell you commie!!

        Nothing but… impotent anger – that’s the truth you might want to concentrate your attention on primarily, truthseeker. If you can digest that simple truth and calm down a bit, then come back and I’ll be happy to discuss with you truths of wider importance.

        At this juncture you are not ready for a meaningful discussion.

  22. ‘Put-On’ admits that Russia is NO threat to anyone…. not even the drunken mafia there….
    ….since there are NO police systems.

    Hear him say so here “Russia’s control of ‘organized crime’ is weak.”(35:25)

    ‘Admit’ there is no ‘civil society’ control system in place.(35:45)

    State workers are not paid enough to be responsible to civil laws.(36:25)M/strong>

    https://youtu.be/rFMQz6AN3B0?t=2091

    ………

    Here is what living under ‘Put-On’ and the Oligarchs in Russia is like for the Russian people:
    Particularly …
    “telephone justice”

    “Russia’s legal system is often heavily politicized with judges taking orders from political figures or wealthy businessmen – a phenomenon Russians call “telephone justice” because the judge is getting orders from someone with power, not from the law. But research finds that a vast amount of work in Russian courts does adhere to the written law, especially when the issues are non-political, prosaic, and in the realm of civil disputes – that is, the legal issues that Russian citizens deal with in everyday life.”

    usrf.us/everyday/ – VIDEO REMOVED!

    …….

    A state that is as corrupt as Russia is not strong but dysfunctional and thus weak. Corruption poses a systemic threat to the Russian state, notably the quality of education and health care. Is the Russian state able to carry out any major infrastructure project? The country suffers a desperate shortage of qualified labor because much of the education has been debased by corruption, and the government has made no attempt to clean it up. Russia can no longer afford this corruption that contributes to the current inflation crisis.

    https://piie.com/commentary/speeches-papers/assessment-putins-economic-policy?ResearchID=974

  23. We in the Russian nationalist movement have been exposing Shalomov ever since he appeared. “Famous” american writers like PCR, David Puke, and co. still keep honoring Shalomov. With such clear proof of Shalomov being scum, these narratives can only be considered misdirection. Knowing that PCR is former CIA, makes this even more probable.

    I just have to chuckle when I see american basement nerds clinging to “Putin” as an “anti-zionist hero.”
    Yes, an “anti-zionist” surrounded by Chabad…Just like his buddy Donald Dump.
    He’ll get Russia off its knees??? His daughter, & all of his cabinet’s family members live in the west, Lavrov’s son graduated from a US Military academy.

    1. REAL –

      “I just have to chuckle when I see american basement nerds clinging to “Putin” as an “anti-zionist hero.”

      Same here… 🙂

  24. American chumps haven’t the faintest clue about Russian internal events. They can only speculate based on the opinions of some other clueless ameriKaka, like Veterans Today or David Puke.

  25. Sard,

    Yes, and to think that Stalin once studied to be a priest himself.

    I was reading Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia” and he reports in passing the demolition and neglect of churches, and his surprise at how popular anti-religious sentiments were in Spain, but does comment:

    “Obviously the Spanish Church will come back (as the saying goes, night and the Jesuits always return)”

    1. @ CM

      I haven’t read Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia”. Wish I had! Coincidentally, I am at this very moment reading Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, a satire on the Bolshevik Revolution. The pigs in the story — Major, Snowball, and Napoleon — are meant to be stand-ins for Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin.

      As regards the demolition of Christian churches, there was recently an enormously talented poster on this site called ‘Lobro’, an ardent fan of Stalin’s who stubbornly denied that any demolition of churches took place at all (!), insisting that the churches were just “shut down” temporarily and later “reopened”. Quite untrue. Thousands of churches were set on fire or reduced to rubble by dynamite. A good example is Christ the Saviour Cathedral in the center of Moscow. On 5 December 1931, by order of Stalin’s minister Lazar Kaganovich, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was dynamited and reduced to rubble. It took more than a year to clear the debris from the site. The site was turned into a gigantic swimming pool on Stalin’s orders.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Christ_the_Saviour#Demolition

      By 2000, no doubt with the help of Putin, the cathedral had been rebuilt in exactly the same spot as before. The Orthodox Church is again flourishing in Russia under Putin’s patronage, part of the reason Putin is held in adulation by the Christian masses.

  26. ‘Put-On’ is in bed with Israel!! 🙂

    Israel and Iran both set to join Russia-led free trade zone!!

    After two rounds of negotiations, Jerusalem close to agreement with Eurasian Economic Union; separately, Tehran also set to sign deal ‘in the near future’

    “The negotiations with the EAEU were launched in Moscow in April 2018, following positive results of a comprehensive Joint Feasibility Study conducted by the parties,” a spokesperson for the Economy Ministry told The Times of Israel on Monday(Feb 11, 2019).

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-and-iran-both-set-to-join-russia-led-free-trade-zone/

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an economic union created in 2014 by a treaty between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

    The EAEU heads of state comprise a governing body known as The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, and the executive body which oversees day-to-day operations is known as the Eurasian Economic Commission, an analog to the European Commission. The Court of the EAEU serves as the judicial body.

    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/eurasian-economic-union-eeu.asp

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