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Fresh update on "russian" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"9 people are confirmed dead and while officials say they expect that number to climb, Florida's governor Ron DeSantis says the good news so far is. There's not been in these rescue efforts deceased people found as of yet. Now that may change, of course, rescue operations continue, the coast guard and other agencies are using boats and helicopters to search flooded neighborhoods, many of those neighborhoods are in the dark tonight as power outages are affecting some 2.6 million customers. Western countries, including the U.S. condemning Russian efforts to claim several parts of eastern Ukraine as their own. President Biden criticized what he called Russia's quote shameful and transparent annexation of parts of Ukraine when he spoke today at the State Department during his administration's Pacific island countries summit. Do you want to be very clear about this? The United States will never never, never recognize Russia's claims on Ukraine, sovereign territory. This so called referenda was a sham, an absolute sham. The president said the Ukrainian people are sacrificing their lives every day to maintain the independence of their country and in defense of freedom. Karen Travers ABC News, Washington. Former executives of Pacific gas and electric have agreed to pay a $117 million to settle a lawsuit over multiple wildfires in California sparked by their
Russia's nuclear trade with Europe flows despite Ukraine war
"Although the European Union has agreed to stop using Russian oil and gas European member states are still importing nuclear fuel from Russia much to the disappointment of Ukraine's government and environmental activists EU member states are still trading uranium supplies with Russia environmental group Greenpeace has denounced regular shipments of uranium between Russia and France the group say the ongoing trade of nuclear fuel is financing the war in Ukraine and extending Europe's energy dependence France claims they're complying with EU sanctions against Russia The EU itself did not propose sanctions on Russia's nuclear sector in its latest sanctions package However Ukraine is pushing for European sanctions with authorities arguing that all energy trade including uranium is used to finance Russia's war in Ukraine I'm Karen Chammas
Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Next several days. A good deal of cloud coverage tonight lows will be in the mid up of 40 suburbs loaded to be a 50s closer into the district. Cloudy and Brazil and franny. We'll see rain rolling in from the south and southeast and the afternoon highs mid to upper 60s. Randy and Brazil on Saturday rank can be heavy times many before new. High zone of mid 60s, rainy and breezy on Sunday and once again, The Rain could be heavy at times with a high level of 60s, more showers on Monday, breezy, high speed up for 60s. I'm storm team forest Mike's dinner. 64 at Tyson's corner now, the same in crofton and lamp von Plaza look for Lowe's again tonight, mid 50s near D.C., upper 40s in the suburbs. It's 9 40. A Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist, along with a Doctor Who is a major in the U.S. Army, have been indicted by a federal grand jury, the Rockville couple is accused of trying to pass off medical information about members of the military and their families to Russia. Here's WTO's Mike Morello. The case has sparked after Anna gabrieli and allegedly emailed and called the Russian embassy in D.C. because she wanted to help the Kremlin during the invasion of Ukraine. That led to an undercover FBI agent contacting her according to court documents, and after meetings and hotel rooms, gabrieli and a Johns Hopkins doctor and her spouse, Jamie Lee Henry, a staff and turners at fort Bragg, both of Rockville are accused of violating HIPAA laws to obtain the information they thought would be beneficial to Russia. Investigators also say Henry admitted to looking into volunteering in the Russian army, both are charged with conspiracy and for violating HIPAA laws, Mike Morello, WTO news. Meanwhile, Russia is planning a big ceremony tomorrow to formally announce it's taken for provinces from Ukraine, but the international community and Ukraine are not going to recognize Russia's claim. National security correspondent JJ green spoke with Ukraine's Ministry of Defense about this today. Russia is planning a big party, but Ukraine says nobody's going to participate. Of course, nobody will ever recognize these acts of annexation. Yuri sack is an adviser to Ukraine's minister of defense. For us, it's all the same. It's not going to have any impact on our military strategy on our plans to liberate our land. He suggests the acquisition of this territory is more like a funeral for Russia itself. Russia will cement itself as a terrorist state. And Ukraine's president zelensky said tonight in his nightly address, Russia is sealing its own fate by pressing ahead with this act of defiance. That's WTO national security correspondent JJ green. We now know Queen Elizabeth II's official cause of death. It was old age, according to her death certificate, released today. It says the 96 year old died at Balmoral Castle in eastern Scotland on September 8th, the certificate was signed by the queen's only daughter princess Anne, who accompanied the queen's body from Scotland to London. The federal government
Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote
"Russia is preparing to formally annex parts of Ukraine after a Russian orchestrated referendum which many are calling a sham results of the vote in four regions in south and eastern Ukraine were announced by administrations put into place by Russia they claimed 93% of ballots cast supported annexation in the zapor Asia region as did 87% in the Carson region 98% in the Luhansk region and 99% in Donetsk many are questioning the suspiciously high margins in favor of annexation with Ukraine and the west denouncing the vote as illegal and rigged I'm Karen Chammas
Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Ashburn 60 in district heights slows in the upper 40s in the suburbs mid 50s near D.C.. It's 7 41, a Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist, along with a Doctor Who's a major in the U.S. Army, are both indicted by a federal grand jury, the Rockville couple is accused of trying to pass off medical information about members of the military and their families to Russia. Here's WTO's Mike Morello. The case has sparked after Anna gabrielli and allegedly emailed and called the Russian embassy in D.C. because she wanted to help the Kremlin during the invasion of Ukraine. That led to an undercover FBI agent contacting her according to court documents, and after meetings and hotel rooms, gabrielli and a Johns Hopkins doctor and her spouse, Jamie Lee Henry, a staff internist at fort Bragg, both of Rockville, accused of violating HIPAA laws to obtain the information they thought would be beneficial to Russia. Investigators also say Henry admitted to looking into volunteering in the Russian army, both are charged with conspiracy and for violating HIPAA laws, Mike Morello, WTO news. Russia is planning a big ceremony tomorrow to formally announce it's taken four provinces from Ukraine, but the international community and Ukraine are not going to recognize Russia's claim. National security correspondent JJ green spoke with Ukraine's Ministry of Defense about this today. Russia is planning a big party, but Ukraine says nobody's going to participate. Of course, nobody will ever recognize these acts of annexation. Yuri sack is an adviser to Ukraine's minister of defense. For us, it's all the same. It's not going to have any impact on our military strategy on our plans to liberate our land. He suggests the acquisition of this territory is more like a funeral for Russia itself. Russia will cement itself as a terrorist state. And Ukraine's president zelensky said tonight in his nightly address, Russia is sealing its own fate by pressing ahead with this act of defiance. It's national security correspondent JJ green. We now know Queen Elizabeth II's official cause of death. It was old age, according to her death certificate that's just out tonight. It says the 96 year old died of Balmoral Castle in eastern Scotland just after 3 p.m. British time September 8th. Her death was announced three hours later. The certificate was signed by the queen's only daughter, princess Anne, who accompanied the queen's body from Scotland to London. Coming up on WTO will check sports, we have Thursday Night Football going on, also the Baltimore Orioles playing Boston, 7 43
Can We Trust Our Intelligence Agencies?
"Get a lot of questions of you asking Charlie, how do you feel about the midterms? How do you believe we're trending? Things are getting better. They really are. I'm very worried about this Nord stream situation though. This Nordstrom situation could be a curve ball could be something that nobody anticipated in more ways than one. Tucker Carlson had some phenomenal coverage of this last evening. Let's start with cut 81 and walk ourselves through it. Play cut 81. But we should tell you that maybe not coincidentally today a brand new pipeline was unveiled. The pipeline that carries non Russian natural gas in roughly the same area as Nord streams one and two. This is called the Baltic pipe. It was inaugurated in Poland. It will carry natural gas from Norway through Denmark to Poland and other countries nearby. And it's likely to do very well since now, it has less competition. It's a very sad moment where I have to take pause and wonder if our government was behind this. It would be so unspeakably reckless and irresponsible. I am not saying our government is behind it. I'm asking a question. The same government that exaggerated to the extent of the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq invaded a sovereign country, lied about the origins of COVID, lied about the underlying problems of the 2008 financial crisis. Asking about all these things. Our government has not earned our trust. Latest report shows that our government is involved in over 23 proxy conflicts across the world, 23 proxy conflicts. Would our government actually make a very bold step to intervene in the sense of destroying an international pipeline?
Fresh update on "russian" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Them. We've said you have to go along with us whether you like it or not, I think. So the way that this is progressing, I'm afraid that this is a mask escalation event. I mean, knowing how the American government works, I said yesterday, I don't trust the government and fortunately they're going to have to prove to me they weren't even either aware or involved in damaging this pipeline, considering just as you went through the process of elimination, which was the smartest way to go about doing this. If America was aware or involved in bombing this pipeline, what does that mean? Is that an act of war? From the vantage point of Moscow, they could interpret this as an act of war. There's no question about it. This is designed not just to hurt Germany and our lives in Western Europe, but it's designed to hurt Russia. And the Russians could regard this as essentially a Kaiser's belly. But thus far, Putin has chosen not to do that. Now what is happening that Americans are not aware of is that there is a tremendous military build up now in and around us southeastern Ukraine in the western part of Russia, Russia, thousands, tens of thousands of troops have now been released from their duties elsewhere in Russia by the arrival of reservists to take over their missions. That means most of the regular Russian army can now be employed against Ukraine. I think that's coming. So I think what Putin will try to do is end this as quickly as possible over the next few months. And we, on the other hand, are going to continue, I guess, to refuse to negotiate because we've made it impossible for the Ukrainians to come to terms with it. Now, the good news is that the Ukrainian chief of staff and the Russian chief of staff allegedly spoke to each other on the phone within the last 24 to 48 hours. And they talked about how to end the conflict, but at the same time, mister zelensky continues to drop hints with the media of just how desperate Ukraine is. He said that he's got scientists and engineers prepared to work to build a dirty bomb. Utilizing spent uranium fuel for the purpose of driving the Russians back or containing them or stopping them. All sorts of crazy things are coming out of Kyiv. And they're engaged in trying to take this town of liman in the south of Ukraine, which they think is a linchpin in the Russian operation. I'm not sure it is, but he's ordered his generals to take it regardless of how many casualties there are sustaining in the Ukrainians over the last month or so have taken tens of thousands of casualties killed and wounded. It's a bad situation. You really needs to stop and what we really need from Washington is leadership to intervene to bring about peace talks. Well, we don't have that leadership. And anything zelensky says, I believe, is vetted or supplied by the Central Intelligence Agency first. I mean, they're in perfect harmony in my own personal opinion. But so you've said before and this is where I get a little confused colonel that Ukraine is about to lose this war. And I had a debate with a senator recently and I said they said, oh, no, no, my intelligence shows that Ukraine is taking ground that they're pushing. And this is a United States senator on a very important committee I'm not going to say who. And then of course, so he's arguing from a position of authority. So how am I supposed to push back against that, right? And I say, well, I don't know.
Ric Grenell Provides an Insider's Account of Nord Stream 2
"How should we think about this industrial sabotage, this military operation that went after Nord stream? How should we process this? What do you think the media is missing? The floor is yours. So Charles, you know, there's some things I can't say, obviously, after serving as director of national intelligence, let me just start with a couple of overall general points. One president Trump and when I was U.S. ambassador to Germany, we believed very clearly that having Nord stream two the Russian pipeline was too much leverage for Russia over Europe. Now, it's important to note that Nord stream won the pipeline is a pipeline that we think is part of the diversification of Europe's energy. I think some Russian energy is appropriate for Europe. We need to make sure it's diversified. It's not just concentrating on wind or hydrogen or one source. We need an all of the above and including Middle East gas, American U.S. LNG and some Russian gas is appropriate for Europe. But Nordstrom two went too far and so president Trump was very clear with Chancellor Merkel and others to say, don't do this. Russia is going to have leverage over you. We were told constantly and mocked by the media that we didn't have it right in that somehow Chancellor Merkel could control Putin and what we saw is a disaster. And let's be very clear, Charlie, that when the Biden administration came in, Chancellor Merkel's government, the Biden administration and Senate Democrats. All got together and dropped the Trump sanctions on the Russian pipeline. Now think about that. They came in and if you read their statements back then, they said, we are dropping the sanctions on Nord stream two on the Russian pipeline that Trump had in place. And Democrats said they are doing it because they believe that it was making things worse. What a strategic miscalculation blunder. And quickly, we saw after the Democrats and the Joe Biden administration took those sanctions off that Nord stream two pipeline, it gave Putin a green light to go into Ukraine. It signaled weakness, and we saw a war in Ukraine, specifically because the Biden administration Chancellor Merkel and Senate Democrats dropped to these sanctions.
Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"To stabilize and to restore. And so we're going to do whatever we can to assist with that effort. Georgia and the Carolinas are now preparing for a hard hit. Russia's president has issued a decree claiming part of Ukraine as Russian territory. CBS is Steven portnoy has President Biden's reaction. The president made his first comments on the forest voting in eastern Ukraine at the State Department, as he opened a U.S. Pacific island summit. The so called referenda was a sham, an absolute sham. He said the results were manufactured in Moscow. The United States will never never, never recognize Russia's claims on Ukraine, sovereign territory. Stephen portnoy, CBS News, Washington. A spy case in Maryland. In this newly unsealed criminal indictment in Baltimore, a Maryland anesthesiologist and her husband, a U.S. Army major, are accused of trying to sell private medical information they had access to, including the information belonging to U.S. Army veterans to Russia, shortly after the war in Ukraine began, but the person they believed to be a Russian operative was actually an undercover federal agent. At CBS comic farlan. The U.S. economy shrank .6% market strategist Michael Farr points to the fed's interest rate hikes. With them trying to slow things down and the economy already slowing down a lot of investors today voted with their wallets and hit the sell button taking stock prices lower. Now this hour's newscast is presented by rocket mortgage. Need to know what it takes for a home loan to fit your budget and your family, rocket can
Ric Grenell Has NOT Given Up on California
"There's a lot of confusion around this Nord stream issue. And no better person to help us kind of understand it than someone who served in the region and was intimately involved. And try to protect American interests and western interests as ambassador to Germany, and then also ran the director of national intelligence. It's Rick grinnell, a great patriot who also has a very important organization about fixing California and you guys can go to the events at fixed California dot com that is fixed California dot com, Rick grinnell is with us, Rick. Let's just start with that before we get into the Russian and Nord stream issue, which will definitely take us some time. Tell us about what you're doing to try to fix California. Great. Charlie, thanks for having me. As you know, I have not given up on California. And I believe that we can actually win this if you give us a couple of years. We found 1.4 million conservatives in a quick way. I mean, honestly, we didn't dig very deep. And we found 1.4 million conservatives sitting on the sidelines in California unregistered to vote. Think about that. 1.4 million easily found and they're just not registered. And it's the self fulfilling prophecy because when you live in California and you're constantly heard, hearing Gavin Newsom's far left policies and the media, trumpeting them as amazing. And then you're watching elections and you see immediately at right as the polls close, the national media call the state for the Democrats.
Edward Snowden Granted Russian Citizenship
"Ask you. News as of two days ago that the former KGB colonel in the Kremlin has provided Russian citizenship to Snowden. Your reaction, uncle Jim. Bye, Felicia. Why do we even care? That's the nice thing. I'm glad he's there. He's a traitor. That's what I want. People want to pardon him. He's a traitor who's dumped information. He didn't have any knowledge about was not vetted. He and Assange both and all of it. They didn't, they didn't blow a single whistle on a single crime. So this is the issue for me. If you see and look, we know bad stuff happened, right? NSA DIA, we know. The data farms and everything else. But if you've got an issue, it's like the FBI whistleblower we had on my show yesterday, Carl serf. You use the tools available. You don't go to communist China with the hard drives and then to Moscow if you believe in America, do you Jim, because that's what Snowden did. You think the Chinese might have copied that hard drive. I think maybe they got that before everyone else. And then you think Russia had it. And all of that, there was no way it would have taken hundreds of analysts a month or two just to figure out what was on there. And they just dumped it on the Internet so that all our enemies could read it. It may or may not have gotten anybody killed, but that's not how it works. We have inspectors general. We have whistleblower protections. And if you have an actual crime, which they didn't, then you have ways to do that. I hope he I hope he dies in Russia and never sees the shores of this country again. Unless he's in chains. And
Is Russia a Godless Country?
"Says Charlie, you call Russia godless. Under Putin active churches in Russia have gone from 7000 to 40,000. That doesn't sound very godless to me. Look, Mike, I hate to break it to you. Russia is one of the most atheist countries in the world, that very well might be true. But Russian atheism is a very, very strong thing. And in fact, you look at religion in Russia, you very well might be right about a revival in Christianity of which I highly doubt in some sense, but the amount of atheists or the amount of non religious people in Russia is a very considerable part of the population. Extremely considerable. And then he says, with all due respect, you sound like McCain, Graham Pelosi and Schumer. Yeah, I don't know about that. I don't think McCain Graham Pelosi and Schumer are trying to tell you to have an alliance with Russia. Listen more carefully. So we've been against all that nonsense proxy war stuff in Ukraine.
Bob Cesca: Trump Sacrificed American Lives to His Reelection Campaign
"Speaking of Russian Twitter traders, you retweeted Rand Paul, says he has a novel idea of Republicans retake the Senate. He says committee as committed to he will appoint a special counsel to investigate Doctor Fauci, headed by you just said the cover up of Trump's responsibility for the pandemic and accompanying American deaths continues. Whenever they mention their scapegoat Fauci push back by emphasizing who allowed the deadly virus to spread uncontrolled because he wanted to be reelected and lost anyway. I mean, yeah. That's the tragedy of it, Stephanie, is that he made this gigantic sacrifice in terms of not himself, but sacrificing in the course of just the year 2020, 400,000 American lives. He threw 400,000 American lives into his reelection campaign. Wasn't just about raising money for him. It wasn't just about campaigning and doing his rallies, making videos and so on. It was about sacrificing all of those lungs, making sure that he was indulging all the people all the refuse nicks. We didn't want to do the protocols.
Bob Cesca on Republican Support for the Theft of National Secrets
"Couldn't wait to get you on today because of course Edward Snowden thing. I was just like, oh my God. Bob says, I tried to tell you how long you just said, right? Matt Gaetz said Joe Biden should pardon Snowden, and you said Republican support the theft and exposure of national security secrets. Period. Yeah. How long ago did we say this? Snowden is a traitor. 9 years. It's been 9 years. It'll be ten years coming up this coming up summer in June, I believe it is. When the first story Glenn greenwald dropped happened. And so this is not surprising to those of us who were following the story closely with a critical eye back in 2013 when especially and I wrote a piece about this back in 2013 about how as soon as Edward Snowden was shepherded from Hong Kong where he had a birthday party, a birthday pizza party at the Russian consulate, he was taken by WikiLeaks attorneys. Hi. See, all these names are so appropriate now. Have a new patina of weirdness about them after the last 5, 6 years. Yeah. And so he separated by WikiLeaks attorneys to Moscow, where, while camping out in the Moscow airport, he hires Russian attorney Anatolia. I think that's how you pronounce his last name. And anatoly kuchar Rena is a, or was a lawyer for the FSB for the Russian FSB. And those of us who have been falling from Russia all along what the very least watching the Rachel maddow show. We all know what the FSB is. The FSB is the modern day version of the KGB. Yeah. And one of their attorneys is the attorney who represented Edward Snowden in Moscow in 2013 when he was there in the airport. So this is no surprise to any of us that he is being offered Russian citizenship by Vladimir
EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over 'sham' Ukraine votes
"The EU wants more sanctions on Russia after what it calls a land grab Officials say the 27 nation bloc should impose biting sanctions on Russian trade and hit officials responsible for sham referendums held in parts of Ukraine European Commission president Ursula von der leyen says the Kremlin orchestrated referendums on joining Russia are an illegal attempt to grab land and change international borders by force the EU's executive branch has drawn up several rafts of sanctions against Russia since president Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of neighboring Ukraine 7 months ago I'm Charles De Ledesma
Russia prepares to annex occupied regions of Ukraine after sham referendum
"Occupy Ukrainian regions are to ask Russian president Vladimir Putin to annex them Russian installed officials in occupied regions of Ukraine want to incorporate them into Russia a day after claiming that their residents overwhelmingly supported such a move widely viewed as illegitimate the preordained outcome sets the stage for a dangerous new phase in Russia's 7 month war with the Kremlin threatening to throw more troops into the battle and potentially use nuclear weapons Ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky warns Russia's just concluded sham referendums and attempts to annex Ukrainian territory rule out any talks with Moscow ahead I'm Charles De
Europe Investigates Unexplained Leaks in Nord Stream Gas Pipelines
"Leaks on Russian gas pipelines are raising worries over sabotage A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany have triggered concerns about sabotage overshadowing the inauguration along awaited pipeline that will bring Norwegian gas to Poland to bolster Europe's energy independence from Moscow Sweden's national seismic network says it will cause it too explosions that occurred on Monday near the leaks in the Russian gas pipelines the Polish prime minister has called the events an act of sabotage while his Danish counterpart said she couldn't rule it out
Adm. James Stavridis: We Must Take Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously
"What kind of scenario do you envision Putin actually using a weapon of mass destruction? Well, first of all, we've got to take it seriously. He's someone who has often followed through on what he threatened to do. He's been at pains to tell us he's not bluffing the low to mirror zelensky, who knows him quite well in a study them for years, believes he is not bluffing. So a, we got to take his threat seriously. B, I think it's unlikely my own assessment that he would choose to certainly reach for the lever to a nuclear apocalypse. He's not going to launch a massive strategic nuclear attack because he knows that would end up with his own death and destruction of Russia. And as much as I dislike Vladimir Putin, my assessment is, he truly loves his country. So he's not going to go for a massive strategic attack. Well, that brings us to see how would he use perhaps a smaller size so called tactical nuclear weapon. I think one of two ways. So you could use it as a demonstration out in relatively uninhabited territories in Ukraine. You know, it's a big in many places empty country. You could do a demonstration strike and say, hey, the next one goes to key. Or he could use it against us significant tactical formation of the Ukrainian military, probably taking out a significant chunk of infrastructure inside. Both of those are horrific. The question is, how do we deter him from doing that? I think the administration is doing everything possible, which is a to talk about it to shine a light on to move it into the conversation because it'll help if you will swing votes in the relatively unaligned parts of the world. India, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, this big world in the south, which is still kind of playing the ball down the middle. And then secondly, tell Putin very specifically, hey, if you use a nuke of any size at all, we're going to enter this war. We're putting up a no fly zone. We're going to attack Russian troops. We're going to sink the Black Sea fleet. We've got a lot of conventional options. And we also say to Putin cyber will come back to you in the cyber world. So apologize for the length of the answer, but it's a pretty important question to you.
Aftermath of strike on eastern city of Sloviansk
"Firefighters have been working to extinguish a small fire at a residential building in slovyansk in Ukraine while workers remove the debris left by the strike that hit the city the day before Monday's strike heavily damaged a residential building in the central area of the city and authorities say at least one person was injured Slovaks resident Tatiana kovalenko who is 67 has been left homeless after her apartment was damaged She tells the AP What can I feel I'm becoming a homeless now that I'm getting old the people in the slovenes have to leave or roam around the whole country but you have to live in your own land Another resident 72 year old Victor shunko calls Russian leader Vladimir Putin a killer I'm Charles De Ledesma
Russia conducts referendum to annex parts of Ukraine
"Say a planned speech later this week by Russian president Vladimir Putin may see him declare four occupied territories of Ukraine as parts of Russia In a daily intelligence briefing the British defense ministry says Putin will address both houses of the Russian parliament on Friday and could declare the annexation of the regions The internationally criticized vote is ending Tuesday the ministry adds Russia will almost certainly hope that any accession announcement will be seen as a vindication of the special military operation
Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island
"A U.S. patrol has spotted Chinese and Russian naval ships near Alaska I'm Lisa dwyer The U.S. coast guard says a ship on routine patrol in the Bering sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China The U.S. patrol ship found two other Chinese ships and four Russian naval vessels including a destroyer The ships broke their single formation and dispersed but the coast guard says that while the ships were operating in accordance with international rules and norms the Honolulu based Kimball will continue to monitor the area that formation came a month after NATO's secretary general warned
Men leave Russia as military call-up, enlistment continues
"President Vladimir Putin's reserve call up is being met with growing resistance across Russia Norman hall a young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership's efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine According to local media reports in the Siberian city of oost elsk a 25 year old local resident walked into the enlistment office saying no one will go to fight and we will all go home now Troops from his region were scheduled to head to military bases on Tuesday There have been scattered arson attacks on enlistment offices protests have resulted in at least 2000 arrest
Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden
"Russian president Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Putin signed a decree making Snowden and 74 other foreign nationals Russian citizens Snowden has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. The former National Security Agency contractor leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs He was granted permanent residency in Russia two years ago and said at the time he planned to apply for Russian citizenship
"russian" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Younger version of rusty? What did you think of that element of it? First of all, I love Annie Murphy. It's actually kind of fun to see her in a role that's not her character in Schitt's Creek for one. But it was kind of a revelation because she sort of channeling what Elizabeth Ashley does. But this is set in 1982, in this case. And so she's younger, a little bit more vibrant in some ways, still kind of has like the bit of the spark, but not quite as like weathered by time by smoking a pack a day. A day of cigarettes like her voice is dead. That doesn't have that husk yet. Yeah. She seems like a person who has kind of like lived a life, right? Like the older version has lived a dang life. And I think that dynamic is so interesting because she's kind of parenting nor at the same time. I think to pivot back to something you were saying about the initial episodes, not quite having the same propulsive Ness. You know, I was wondering how much of that was the difference in both like the setup of the concept, you know, the way that the time travel versed like the video game Groundhog Day sort of thing. There's like a rhythm to those early episodes of the first season of Russian doll, where she dies, she dies, she dies in kind of his reborn each time. It's very snappy. It's edited, you hear the music of Harry Nielsen every single time. There's not quite that same propulsive thrust. In this season. The propulsive Ness that was missing from this season definitely I think one of the things that makes this season interesting is that Russian doll, the first season, they're dying over and over again. And they don't know when they're going to die. Whereas here, it's more of a choice, like once Nadia and Alan figure out when I take the 6th train, this is going to happen. They don't necessarily, at least the way I understood it and maybe I misinterpreted it, but it doesn't seem like any other train or any other method will get them to that place. They have to take the 6th grade. And so knowing that they keep making those choices to go back. I think it makes a huge difference in the shape of the show and the way the show approaches these things is that they are choosing to go back in time and experience this as opposed to the first season. And that to me gives it an extra level of heft and really ups the stakes in a way that I found really fascinating and appreciate about the show. At the end of the day though, I did still find it hard to get into, but that didn't make, especially once we get to the end the last several episodes. And I was able to understand sort of where the show was going. I was able to really dig into it more. And I think it found the rhythm. I think I had to learn how to watch this season and the language changed a little bit. The language changed the aesthetics changed and that is natural. That is the way it should be. And so I don't want to sound like I hate it because I really found so much to really love about it, especially the ruthie character. I'm not going to lie, I was shedding a tear at the end when our beloved ruthie passes on. But I think the way that it ends in the way that it is about accepting both the past and the present and that things end, I think, is what makes this show despite all of the challenges I had. Still, to me, such a great exercise in existentialism, grief, parental intergenerational trauma, all of those things. We've mentioned everything everywhere all at once on the show a lot. But I feel like this is a part of a bigger thing that's happening within pop culture right now of characters trying to wrestle with the things that have been passed on from before them from their parents and from their family and wrestling with that. And I'm curious where you think this stands within this cohort of things like that. What makes this of the same mind as those other projects? Really what this show is about is connection and grappling with the past. And I think so many movies and shows right now are dealing with that because I think we're sort of at this point where we are sort of wondering to know what are our connections to how we got to where we are, whether that's historically or personally, I think there's this searching feeling that we're having where we feel like a little untethered. And so these kind of shows, I think, or movies, allow us to grapple with that history to kind of get into our own psyche a little bit ourselves. And wonder, how do we be present right now? Natasha Lyonne has sort of spoken about how this show in its second season where the first season was sort of them embracing life again in some ways. This is sort of like now that you're here, what are you going to do with the time that you have left? And I think ultimately this show by delving so deeply into sort of like understanding her mother the sacrifices of her grandmother, understanding the mental illness of her mother and not only like the chaos at a creative, but what it felt like. There's something about this show that also is like tethered to immigrants. And the experience of leaving a country to go someplace else and the future generation is wondering, what are my connections? Am I American am I from where I am elsewhere? And her traveling back to Budapest in this season is sort of her trying to get back to her roots to understand where sure she's looking for this gold, but really she's trying to understand her grandmother. Yeah. And particularly with the Holocaust, I think, the ties to that is this culture was like literally robbed from them. Their wealth, their belongings, their candlesticks, their paintings, their family photos was all just like completely gone. So you find yourself in this new country and you find yourself making a life for yourself without really processing the grief not only of the people who are no longer here, it's implied that Vera's family has already been sent to the camps. So she doesn't even have her family, but also doesn't have whatever was lost in their culture. And I think that having not just Nadia experienced that, but then also Allen again going back and sort of learning about his grandmother and the sacrifices she made. And also learning that even though life didn't turn out quite the way she had planned it to, she was still in the end satisfied. She was able to find satisfaction out of life and having him learn this. And just the mere fact of both of them having to learn this by becoming their mother or their grandmother. It's such an interesting twist on yes, like the Back to the Future. Instead of instead of just like, oh, I might make out with my mother. I actually am my mother. And my grandmother. It's kind of beautiful in that way. Like, the only way to really understand truly what their life was like. Particularly for Alan, who is embodying his grandmother at a time that's Soviet East Berlin and she's an African woman studying there and him sort of grappling with the choices like how do I help while also realizing that you can't help you can't interfere with like this time travel and the choices you make are just the choices that you make and you live with them and kind of found out like his grandmother was totally fine. Making those choices for the choices that were presented to you were at that time. Charlotte Copley plays chaz, who's the boyfriend of Chloë Sevigny and for the most part, he's just kind of like your typical sleazy New York dirtbag boyfriend, right? But there's this moment in the beginning and it's kind of referred to in.
"russian" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"In the first season of the Netflix show, Russian doll, we meet Natasha Lyonne's Nadia, a woman who gets stuck in a seemingly endless loop of death scenarios, and is forced to confront her personal demons in the process. Now season two has arrived and Nadia's next phase of self discovery manifests itself in a completely different way. Time travel. I'm Aisha Harris, and today we're talking about Russian doll on pop culture happy hour from NPR. Support for this podcast and the following message come from CNN and the new CNN original series nomad with Carlton McCoy, joined chef and master sommelier, Carlton McCoy, and savor a new way to see the world. From the fringes of Paris and Ghana to the Mississippi delta and more, Carlton explores the true heart of the places he visits. Watch the new CNN original series no man with Carlton McCoy. Sundays at 10 p.m. eastern and Pacific on CNN. Joining me today is someone who I believe we are all familiar with. If you've listened to the show at all, making his return for the first time in what? Three years is it? Maybe longer, yeah. Okay, maybe longer. Why? It's our wonderful, amazing pop culture, happy hour producer. My cats have welcome back Mike. So excited to be here. Yes, I am very excited to talk to you about this show and have you in front of the mic instead of behind it today. What a concept. What a concept. To quote Nadia. Now, as we mentioned in Russian doll, Natasha Lyonne plays Nadia, and season two picks up a few days before Nadia's 40th birthday. While writing the 6th train, she suddenly transported back in time to 1982, and into the body of a pregnant mother lenore, played by Chloë Sevigny. While in the past, Nadia encounters one of Nora's boyfriend's chez, who is played by char to Copley. She unwittingly helps him steal gold coins from her grandmother Vera, played by Irene Bourdain. Vera was a Hungarian refugee who fled during World War II. And Nadia becomes convinced she can alter the events of the past and secure her own future. Meanwhile, her Kindred spirit Allen, played by Charlie Barnett, is doing some time hopping of his own. He visits 1962 and inhabits the body of his grandmother agonist, played by Carolyn Michelle Ryan, who is a Ghanaian grad student in East Berlin. The cast of season also includes Greta Lee as Nadia's friend Maxine and Elizabeth Ashley and Annie Murphy as the older and younger versions respectively of ruthie. Nadia's close family friend and surrogate parent. The show was created by Leon, Amy Poehler and Leslie headland, and it's now streaming on Netflix. So Mike, tell me about how you felt about season two of Russian doll. Now, we talked a little bit about it before this. And you mentioned that this season in particular really struck a personal note for you. Yeah, so, you know, I was a huge fan of this first season. I think this season, what I appreciated was that it was trying to do something different. Now, that first season was a very self contained story. I think a lot of people were sort of like, why do we need more of this? It was so it has such a perfect ending in some ways, maybe a little bit ambiguous where you're like, I don't know what this means, but there was enough great writing around it that sort of made you go, okay, I think what they were doing, they set out to do they're done. But I just love this universe. I think the characters were just really fun, like Leon, I think is just doing like, iconic work here. I think she is sort of doing a spin on her own persona, but turned up just like cranked up to like that 11 setting where Andrew dice clay and Colombo live, you know, sort of this grumbling acerbic witty hilarious kind of self deprecating but very selfish person. And I think I just wanted to see more of the sort of pain that they kind of alluded to in this first season. You know, that first season, it was grappling with this life spinning from being like this self destructive person to embracing community embracing people to help you being vulnerable enough to be loved and reciprocate that love back. And I think that's kind of what eventually broke that time loop. And I think this season is doing something similar, but in a different way. I think she is presented with an opportunity where she can undo the past or fix the past or set the past straight where so she thinks. Or so she thinks, right? And so she kind of goes on this quest that's sort of like this mcguffin to like, as you said in the intro, like find this gold, this missing goal that she kind of helps steal, but also unwittingly does so. What she's really trying to find is closure, and what she's really trying to find is understanding for her past. Despite all these trappings of science fiction Y things and all these references to history and whatever, it's really a story about mothers and daughters about grandparents. It's about surrogate families, and it's about kind of understanding the sacrifices that our grandparents or our parents made for better and for worse. The mistakes that they made for better and for worse to make us have we are. So for me, the season just really landed because despite all of the fun whack ado stuff that's happening, it's just doing like this very heartfelt thing at the same time. Yeah, and I mean, that was also what season one was doing in a way. It sort of draws you in with the premise. And then as it keeps going, it gets deeper and deeper and you're like, oh, this is way more than I anticipated. It's a Trojan tourist. Absolutely. Or a Russian doll, obviously. It's interesting because I thought that this season, it had that challenge, you know, of like the first season, as you already mentioned, feeling like a perfect kind of capsule, like the ending while ambiguous, it still felt like a final moment. You felt emotionally that these characters her and Allen have reached a point where they have learned to love themselves and also learn how to love other people in the process. And what season two, it looks a little bit more not outward, but it definitely expands that universe. And I found this season to be at least for me more challenging to enjoy at least than the first season, especially the first couple of episodes, as we're jumped into this loop. And Nadia is trying to figure out how to work things out. It didn't quite land for me in the way that I was really into the first season. It felt kind of like there was a lot of Nadia kind of talking to herself in this very she's been described as sounding kind of like a borscht belt comedian and that's totally totally her vibe mixed with, you know, as you mentioned in the entertainment clay and all these other things. But they didn't quite land for me. I found it a little bit hard to get into. But by the fourth episode, when Allen is brought in a bit more and we see him jumping back in time and they have like there's also great conversation about time loops and how he's trying to convince her you really can't change. We've seen all of these movies. We've seen these time loop stories. We know how this ends. It's not going to work. I love those sort of self referential moments, but it wasn't quite as enjoyable for me. I appreciate it a lot. It actually went back and rewatched the first few episodes knowing where it was going. It made more sense to me, but I also wonder how many people felt similar to me where the vibe felt a little bit different. And obviously, I don't want the exact same thing as the first season, but I think for me at least my head space was just like, it took me a little bit longer to acclimate and to sort of really dig into this idea of Nadia going on this journey with her mother. What do you think of the way they do the time jumps and the relationship? Because I think for me the strongest, the strongest parts were actually her connection not to her mother, per se, but to ruthie, because ruthie's character is, in many ways, like the heart and soul. And she is the mother that Nadia's mother, real mother, could not be, and so I loved this sort of trajectory of ruthie. It starts off with the going to the hospital because she's in an accident. The sense that ruthie's time is limited, but Nadia is also trying to at the same time she's trying to go back and change time. She's also ignoring what is going on with ruthie. What did you think of Annie Murphy as the.
"russian" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"The Russians fighting Putin in Ukraine by Amy Ferris rottman a war within a war has emerged in Ukraine, more than a month after the Russian army invaded on the order of president Vladimir Putin, more and more Russian nationals are fighting alongside Ukrainians. The combatants who appear to number in at least the hundreds describe Putin as the enemy, even as they take up arms against their countrymen. They range from captured Russian soldiers to political dissidents like the 30 year old Russian who asked to be called Yan, and IT worker who now spends his days scouting, identifying potential artillery targets and bringing medical supplies to Ukrainian soldiers on the front. No Russian should have crossed the border with a weapon in his hand and tells time from a district near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, where he has served in the country's territorial defense forces since the war started at the end of February. I'm here to oppose Russian aggression and also defend Ukraine. He produced a valid Russian passport, but requested the pseudonym out of fear for the safety of his family in Russia. He said he moved to Kyiv from Russia's Ural Mountains three years ago, fearful of imprisonment after his office was raided, a self described anarchist Yan had taken part in demonstrations against Putin's rule. Vitre is the Nam de guerre chosen by a 25 year old Russian political science student who said he also joined the Ukrainian territorial defense forces to continue his fight against the Russian government, having attended anti government protests in his native Moscow since his early teens. I love my motherland VTS says from Kyiv, where he is stationed. Hopefully this war will break the political regime. I would like to return home one day. He said his parents, who are in the Russian capital, know their son is in Ukraine, but think he is donating blood and helping the Ukrainian war effort and other ways. But if some Russians fighting beside Ukrainians were challenging Putin well before the invasion, the conduct of the war has brought in others deepening existing fissures in Russian society and likely further demoralizing the country's military. In the first weeks of the war the force was criticized for its battlefield performance, struggling to advance on the capital, and even to maintain supply lines. As it retreated from the suburbs of Kyiv, evident atrocities against the Ukrainian civilians were revealed on the ground it had held, and Russia's military now also faces allegations of war crimes. Ukraine's government, which has cast the war as a contest between the forces of darkness and light, is leveraging Russian disunity, on April 5th, three men wearing military fatigues and black balaclavas faced reporters in Kyiv, where they announced a new battalion called freedom for Russia, composed entirely of Russian citizens, including former POWs, addressing their fellow Russians, they said they were morally outraged by Moscow's lack of discipline and apparent disregard for human life. One of the unnamed men said the Russian government had tricked them into going to a sovereign country to carry out what he described as genocide. After he was taken prisoner and later released by Ukrainian forces, he switched sides to fight for Ukraine. We were told propaganda, but there are no fascists here, no Nazis, but a civilian population, he said, I want to fight this lawless Putin regime, so people can speak and breathe freely. Sounding indignant, he said he witnessed firsthand the atrocities committed by the Russian army in buchach, and kharkiv. It was images and reporting emerging from bucha, a commuter town near Kyiv, showing mass graves and streets strewn with dead civilians that prompted president Joe Biden to call for a war crimes charge to be brought against Putin. A second speaker described himself as a sergeant in the Russian special forces, condemning the widespread looting of Ukrainian civilians homes by marauding soldiers, he urged other Russian forces to lay down your arms and fight for your future. As the masked men spoke, a sign on the table offered instructions for donating to the battalion using cryptocurrency, the unit also has a telegram channel which urges muscovites to attend anti war protests and includes instructions for Russians wishing to join their legion. Sign up at a Ukrainian embassy in a nearby European country on their camouflage sleeves, the men wore the white blue white flag that has become symbolic of Russia's anti war movement. Russian defectors are also welcome in Kyiv on April 2nd Ukrainian parliament passed a new law saying any Russian soldier who surrenders with a warship or jet will be awarded $1 million, a captured tank will earn them $100,000, and there is a $10,000 award for smaller military equipment. The first vice speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Alexander kornienko, said the rewards would motivate the demoralized occupying army, the law comes after a previous offer by Kyiv of $10,000 to any Russian soldier who surrenders. In late March, Ukrainian authorities said hundreds of Russian soldiers had deserted their army. Inside Russia, the extent of support for the war is difficult to determine, Russians face heavy consequences for protesting or vocally opposing Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Though recent public opinion polls show over 80% of Russians view Putin favorably, many may be fearful of expressing their true opinion when new censorship laws can send people to jail for up to 15 years for fake news about the war, including using the very word war to describe what is officially known as a special military operation. The Ukrainian government has openly welcomed foreigners to their fight. Since the president volodymyr zelensky established an international legion to defend Ukraine at the start of the war, an estimated 20,000 people from 52 countries from the United States to Denmark have signed up. The freedom for Russia members declined to say how many men belong to their battalion, except to describe it as large and claim they had received over 300 applications to join in a single day. Yen, the IT professional said his platoon of around 40 men in Ukraine's territorial defense forces contained several other Russians, and he knows of more in other parts of the country. There is a reasonable number of us across Ukraine, he says, adding that while Russians in the Ukrainian armed forces are generally well tolerated, there are also a lot of jokes told at their expense. And why not, you know? Ukrainians are going through huge psychological trauma, so this is totally understandable. I am not offended..
"russian" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Ladies and gentlemen, please silence your cell phones. The program is about to begin. It's today explained. Maestro George de ludo, music director of the Peoria symphony orchestra in Peoria, Illinois, had a big April concert planned. It was billed as Russian wonders, as you might guess, it featured the works of Russian composers, and then an invasion happened. And now our concert is called now unity with Ukraine, but it's not an anti Russian program by any stretch of the imagination, and we are doing tchaikovsky's second symphony, which includes a lot of Ukrainian folk melodies because going back several generations into tchaikovsky's background, his great, great grandfather, and great grandfather, were Ukrainian. In fact, his last name was chaika and eventually it was rationalized to tchaikovsky, which was kind of a tradition of the day if you were working in imperial Russia. What was the response from the members of your orchestra from your musicians when you told them we're changing the program? They understood and they had, they were pleased, some of them had expressed concern. What sorts of things were you hearing? You know, there's a general concern about it because of what's going on around the world and other organizations, canceling certain Russian artists or guest artists. So we were getting just concerns about doing a concert, if you will, that was all Russian programming and was that sending any kind of message. So we decided to adjust it a bit, and also address tchaikovsky's background, which everybody thinks he's a Russian composer, and he certainly was part of imperial Russia, but his background was Ukrainian, and that was kind of covered up, if you will, during the communist era. And I had to point out to people once we decided to keep tchaikovsky on the program, but go to the second symphony, which was nicknamed the little Russian. Would you.
"russian" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"So you can see there was a risk aversion in terms of incurring costs, as well as that clearly defined mission and scope for these interventions. What's so shocking what's so surprising about what we've seen in terms of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is that all this caution all this restraint seems to have gone to the wind. And in pursuing something that's much more difficult to accomplish, like a large scale regime change operation in ziya, yeah, that's what would be the implication of the phrases, demilitarization, densification that Putin and his cronies who seem to be repeating all the time. And also, it is appealing to a much smaller base of Russians than these other policies were. For example, if we look at public opinion surveys in Russia, there are majority 62%, for example, right before the war in the last survey, said that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. That brother narrative that fraternal narrative has got relevance. Only 36% of Russians actually supported the integration of Ukraine to Russia by force. Amongst people from the age of 1824, for example, only 19% of Russians supported the recognition of vignettes and the laws independent states and believed that if they asked Russia to intervene with force, they should protect them. So they're appealing to a much smaller base, a core base of loyalists, a core base of conservatives and debt. And people, and then that's what he's trying to design his policy around. Basically trying to define his legacy to his core supporters rather than trying to pursue a policy that's one in Russia's national interest geopolitically. And two is something that would kind of really redefine the identity in a way in more broadly accepted. And he's using force and using repression to kind of match that. That's what's interesting about this invasion. And why I didn't predict it. I predicted that you'd probably do a limited incursion and done basque and then dangle the prospect of something much bigger in the hopes of getting concessions from the west so we could declare victory and leave..
"russian" Discussed on Fresh Air
"About the talk of war about what their ideas were about what they would do if the invasion actually happened. And even though we know enough about Putin and we knew enough about Putin, before his February 21st speech, and before the invasion began on the 24th, we knew enough to be able to predict precisely the worst case scenario according to which this war has been unfolding so far. It is impossible to believe. Some things are just too awful to contemplate. When you are sitting in a nice cafe in this incredibly vibrant city of Kyiv, which is which has had a rich cultural life that had that had a kind of so many places that had a kind of spirit of celebration, including a sort of ongoing celebration of Ukrainian independence. In the 8 years that have followed the revolution of dignity, there's been a heightened awareness of Ukraine having figured out a way to. Create a kind of democracy and in a really cohesive society in the rebel of the Soviet Union, unlike so many of its former fellow members of the Soviet Union, and so to sit there and imagine that the community subjected to an invasion to sit there and imagine that bombs may fall on your beautiful city is too much. And a lot of the people that I talked to were quite aware of that of the double thing that they were engaging in. On the one hand, they had stocked up on necessary supplies and on the other hand they were saying this is impossible. I don't believe it. You were at TV rain, Russia's last independent TV channel. On the night it was shut down. A couple of nights before that, you were interviewed on that channel. And then you heard that it was being shut down so you went right over there. What was said on the air that appeared to be like the last straw for the Russian government. T terrain started running a round the clock live broadcast covering the war in Ukraine and calling it a war. From the moment the invasion began. And the thing is that you would think that that's what a normal television station would do, right? Part of what the Russians, the Russian state television does to disguise the fact that the country is waging war, is not only not calling it a war, but also not changing its broadcast schedule or tone in any way. So formally, I think it was TV rain using the word war using the word aggression, using the word invasion when they were describing what was going on there. But considering that the Russian government has blocked every single source of independent information in the last week. Those things were just pretexts..
"russian" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"Should i have for assets. Dude you advise people to know how other countries would be best to sell. Uk house and just rent. What is there things that you considered advise on so one of the One of the other the other ways to obtain citizenship. In all this countries that i mentioned would be a real estate investment. So you're not necessarily have to do hundred or hundred fifty thousand dollars the nation into sustainable growth of the country. You could always purchase real estate Now most of my clients go was donation program. First of all the opportunity costs because the check on the real estate would be much higher to answer. Three acts of the donation amount and another reason is because most of the country's tell you like tell you the least of properties that you can buy basically those properties that are accepted for citizenship by investment approved for citizenship by investment program. And obviously there's misincentives here basically What properties would they approve for citizenship by program either those properties that need investment and without your investment. They won't be completed or those properties that are good to go. But then once they're approved they're skyrocketing and price they're going thirty forty percent on top of the market while you so that's the reason most of my lines go with the nation. Obviously there are a lot of exceptions. That i work with like was Commercial real estate for example hiatt hotel in saint kitts really popular real estate and a lot of my clients. Just go without the by shares of hiatt hotel And obtain citizenship by investment through that and then five years later they just sell it for the same price to a different client whole trying to obtain citizenship by investment through buying shares. So easy for people who are looking for some diversity in their portfolio ham olen in bitcoin. Like i'm ready to spread it out and buy some properties real estate. Investment is the option. Now you ask me what should be. What are the things you should consider. I'll always recommend to get driver licenses from the country that you get into. Prosper trump. Open a bank account from this country basically some of the you know centralized exchanges. Let's say or any other things you might. You might need to work with. Ask you for to proof of identities and now let's say you're like showing them your antiga password and then you have no second. Id and you have to show them your uk and they're like how we don't really work with you gay or we will report to use the irs. Right away so. I always recommend to get those two as well and like again. This is the flag theory. Game like chooser shaw arbitrage you go to. Let's say you go see you again. You getting pulled over in the uk your show them. You're good driver license. Which is totally valid driver's license. And there's really big chance that they just gonna let you go because they have no idea what to do with this driver license and like. That's what my dad doesn't russia. He shows them florida driver license and says that don't speak correct. Don't speak russian medical citizen and they let him go like that's about it. That's about as much as he can say. But you know jurisdictional arbitrage game synchronous in some ways to be to be true. But i guess this is only something that's available to people of a set income level. You have got got themselves. I mean this is why it probably attracted to bitcoin..
"russian" Discussed on Historically Thinking
"History has some familiarity with russian culture based on the literature that you've read and so forth but could read a book like this with with profit and with enjoyment above all so. I think those were the principal motivations for me to try to do this. I really had a great time doing it. And so i would encourage people to write these kinds of books at least at a certain state if they have something to say that can have this kind of broader residents with readerships. That's a really nice summary. I wanted to press you about one thing you've obviously thought about a lot beforehand Your bio on the unlv website reveals that You given to conference presentations in verse and one. According to the meter of eugenol nagin pushkin. They'll get back to where we began. So you've been thinking about style long before he began this book. And i'm curious your thoughts on and i think you touched on something else in the course of this you you thought about style appropriate to the the way this book was constructed. Which is i was only person that worried about such things you had to have. A certain brisk style to go from railway to ministry of state properties to unique church to deduct deduct two camels and you achieve Because there's there is it's You're moving through a kaleidoscope rather than through a narrative or through down stream and that works with the nicely and i. I suspect you've been thinking about. How do things like this for a lot longer than lot before you. You wrote that book proposal when you were chair. Yeah i mean i. I don't know when i really started to think about it. I mean i guess i. I realized that there was a a potential lightness. And i don't want to detract from the seriousness of the topic. I think the book really does reveal something very important significant about russia. That people may be haven't really seen seen before certainly haven't seen it in this way..
"russian" Discussed on Cults
"Do the graphic nature of this cult's crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of child neglect. That some people may find offensive. We'd extreme caution for children under thirteen from the outside. The compound didn't look like much. Just point seventeen acres of land on the edge of the russian city of kazan. The property was surrounded by a high wall a neat rectangle beige brick punctuated by a mint colored gate. The compound had maintained a quiet presence. In on for the last several years sometimes townspeople could hear the people moving around behind the walls or hushed voices talking but the mysterious group never engaged with the local community and rarely left their confines. The townspeople got used to their strange neighbors. Apparently the fortress was run by a self proclaimed profit. They called themselves the pfizer rock movement named after their leader pfizer. Rochman sitar off. The people of kazan certainly thought that was a bit strange but as long as they left everyone else alone. The surrounding community didn't seem to mind but one day. A new unusual noise punctuated the landscape. Curious neighbours trained to catch it but once they heard it. The sound was stable. Dozens of shovels digging the group doug for days seemingly nonstop but then just as quickly as it appeared the digging stopped and now the compound was completely silent. No hushed voices no quiet. Sounds of feet tramping over the dirt it was as if everyone inside the compound had vanished..
"russian" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast
"Technological difference between between what the russian army was working with and what the germans were working with Like just down to. I feel so bad for the russian soldiers at the point where the gas comes down. And they've basically got like these. Cotton mosques and goggles had much more like handkerchiefs and sunglasses just like in a pouch. And you just kind of have to open up and just kind of put on an and obviously because the german Using gas and gas as a tendency to blow around places they're wearing gas mosques to But it's very much like this is this is clearly we've prepared for this eventuality rather than like the russian army looked like okay. So they know gases gases suddenly become a thing that they have to deal with and this is kind of what they can do in a pinch rather than something like that. They knew they had to prepare for actually to be honest. Now that i think about it. I think just based on the use of gas means that it's probably later on in the wall like fifteen or sixteen because i don't think they were using gas from the off so that might be the answer to that but in some ways may that doesn't matter in in some sense like this isn't meant to be like a literal depiction of amick sacked. Moment will will want Is moment to be like just general like if occasion of that period's that's how it found. That will not many named characters. There wasn't you know didn't feel like it was trying to. I mean it had a sense of place but then feel like it was trying to have a very specific sense of place really. I mean like you said that. Bits of relations something mention of poland. But it's not it doesn't feel like oh this is you know. Get down skits. The twenty seventh of may nineteen sixty digging in the gentleman's a you know seven point two kilometers away and yet it's not trying to. It's not like about a particular identity whether it might be inspired by particular real battle but it didn't feel like they were trying to set it around a specific event as the event that you'd expect to the audience to be familiar with. Yeah i would definitely be interested. I mean i'm always always interested to hear like feedback from russian listeners. Just kiss will will walk is just generally notes a at least to my mind not a subject that comes up very often in russian like popular culture and film and stuff like that just because it was so awful and led to the revolution. And the civil. So it's kind of like that's not a lot. That kind of lends itself to like. Oh let's make a story set in this time you know whereas why will to was.
"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy
"So what's going on. So i like i like last time. I was talking to you to comedy. Scene was in lockton very hard to perform just like it was everywhere. No the comedy. The comedy Looked me talking about russian. Politics is already joke. 'cause i'm still alive but The right now. Everybody's everybody's performing everything is fine even though like if you're back performing and rooms performing a preferment Me personally no. I haven't Gotten back on stage. I'm in the I'm in a different spot right now. In life where I am even though. I really wants to to perform I have other stuff going on. And i'm i'm still writing jokes still collecting material and definitely like some maybe in a month. I'm gonna gonna do. I'm gonna start again performing regularly but Everybody has to go through their own shit. You know what i'm saying. That's just very very weird time. It's kind of Very used to be all these you know if university of You know totalitarian states you know and people kind of been stopped on the street and ask for where they're going and being detained and as oh wait a minute. That's what's happening right now. S but it's only just for this lockdown. Yeah look down. The will never end man and i was just always be and we've always been at war widow. Shanna don't you know this. Oh yeah yeah that's true so but okay Well i personally do watch on was very much interested in what happens with alexi noviny. I really hope and like i'm surprised he hasn't been disappeared. Yes i suppose. They gave them a red go twice now and surely it should be like one of those things you know if you try to be poisoned twice. You're kinda give him a pass. Like i mean that's just that's just sporting at least you know putin just kind of showed at least go. Okay you got there. They couldn't even poisoned him radio. They couldn't even one. I'd have to respect that. They were paid to do well. That's why i wonder if putin would be would actually go to stand up. He did say look if we tried to kill him..
"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy
"Without violence. Of course all. I can say as a potential positive. I don't know if this is helpful as like vladimir putin he is many things He's quite amazing. he can't he can't live forever. And i i think some moose in the past. He's not highlander. You know maybe putin. Now so i mean like i i have if you get young children now and sometimes it can be very hard and the only thing i can say to. My wife is all. I know for fact as will change. I don't know if it will be better or worse. I just know it will not be the same. It is right now and just got to get through to get through. What the next bit is you know. And sometimes when you're in the middle of it's kind of the only thing to help you get through both you know he. It's it's hard to know what when he does decide to depart from the world stage Wash it will be like a will come in general in thirty years. The things will definitely be something different however for now You see people. I personally frustrated and i share Charite with many many people across the country that there is we know there's no guarantee that Our alive Doesn't go doesn't go to shit tomorrow. You know because we'll always resources with all these You know With like every year of the we have to pay more and more and more and more for the for the water yes but at the same water Water protests changed changes country. Hasn't hasn't he had like the the amount of Like the amount of money we have to pay for for just for the services Is insane compared to what because of the to to what we sell the oil and gas and and for us and we don't even have a share in it even though it's kind our country so these people they're getting richer and richer every year. I mean our leaders sailing everything and we have to pay more and more you think. Our salaries are increasing Only moscow like the people outside of moscow. They are actually suffering even more. So it's twenty million against one hundred fifty million people you know what i'm saying and The guy the guy navalny he got the heels making these videos the investigations in basically calling out those people who stole the most like hugh he started asking questions. Why this this this. This person has such a huge show like amount of from Property and whatnot I think he's fair to ask. But these people being thieves as they are They don't want a this person to call them out. They don't want anybody else to know..
"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy
"Great man in general and everything else he he's doing is great Well depends on what the point affirm in which in which town in country. You're you're in. That means which opinion you gonna get to which i can say that also It all true like everything Everything is true like both of this. Both of these angles can Can exist in the ask. Let me ask you a ton. Gentle question has georgia oils. Work actually being disseminated back into russia. Does it does it to. does it look like human. Well well. Well if you've never heard of so that says a lot of my favorite books. Oh you have. What was your question. You asked me rush. I like the concept of to through truth can exist at the same time and utility to. Yes yes yes yes exactly. That's what we are leaving constantly Perpetually everybody especially especially the the leaders of our country people who actually make laws And the police and the kgb and everybody everybody leaves with this concept apparently because to certain extent Everybody's on the wage. Everybody's they'd like there is no national idea on what's not But at the same time People understand that nothing is great. Now everything is far from great like there's so much to so many things develop m Obtain but at the same time. We can't say anything because you know you'll get the you'll go to jail. Probably all get live destroyed starting with getting fired and then see what happens so i suppose like when orel was rising that he was he had come off the back of civil war in spain which was very fascist versus. Well i think it was The nationalist at the time or socialists. Yes and he was a diverse anti-fascist to which made him socialist. But you know it they were. That was that was because he was the other thing rather than he was a devout socialist. And i think when he was looking at writing. That book was very much pointing towards the fascist. E style of even socialism was rising in europe mainly in germany but was also rising in russia at the time and the soviet union as it was back then and everyone talks well let's just communism communism kind of went. Its own way. Well it was at six assists in some aspects bush particularly in the former soviet union at that doesn't exist anymore but these guys cut their teeth and now they're another was what is it that it's like whatever that was that was communism turns out it wasn't communism because i still exists in russia. Communism doesn't is that something russian and everything is russian. no What marks the the other guy was what they wrote about it. it couldn't It wasn't it wasn't the chief in. Ussr obviously it was. Associated was socialistic system to socialism We never achieved communism as lennon wanted. So now wearing this controlled capitalism. I believe basically well basically our Is in crisis. All economists in the in around the world during crisis which is not cool but we have been in crisis for for quite a while. Although i must say the security thing..
"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy
"How many rooms did you watch the video. No i should do actually. Hey this is my house. Dinky and comparison in just watch. The video is just funny Funny thing how many rooms this house. I mentioned a palace Have a has one of the rooms is called Chica is like a disco and it contains the large amount of water as he believes so people people who built it they or designed it or the who ordered to build definitely had some They know how to party. Yeah no i mean. I think building the the house is easy. I like apparently. There's a tunnel under the hague the beers to drink wine. Yeah okay wow oft- heaven for me but the video was posted just beforehand and he promptly got arrested and then as a result that quite a number of protests were kicked off around russia nachos muscles to which i think the last number i saw. Unconfirmed was a three thousand. People were arrested and their treatment wasn't wasn't very arrested around rush on to not in moscow. Russia that's right. That's what i tell reporters. So what's going on. tell me i. he's just he's just russia. You know people are unhappy with the current situation and Well what can you say. People are unhappy with the current situation with the best two hundred years in my country. So what. I want to start with stomping which I've noticed too many years ago. When i started traveling That westerners europeans and others. They're quite interested in the russian politics although you guys have varia very specific from your media on what's going on in my country and one thing which i've i've learned is that Either putin is really bad. And whatever's going on in my country's really bad or that putin is really great and he keeps the contrary together and his best on human rights bear and such a such a such a such.
"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy
"It was found that everybody loved rod. I said i wanted to be a comedian. You know what is known as john. You catch that. Tears of joy guilty phoenix people including stupid again to gurus of comedy dave to comedy. Well that was a bit of a break taken off. Christmas and new year. And we're back now. Couple of podcast landau now. Few according getting trudy at its. I'm hoping to kind of really gets back into the end. Is your opening enjoying all these podcasts. Looking for any you guess. Interest in talking comedy. Gimme a show. We're going to get back into it. An previous group went on from russia. Dennis been on before he and i kind of discussed comedy on and off but he this of worked off a little bit about what's going on russia's so we kind of end up getting into that a bit more so drifted off of comedy. But still it's interesting to see how other people are living during this time so he's a good communicator. And we have a good chance. So i hope you enjoy us. Welcome we have underlined again at guru who has been here before. Ns nickel from russia. We moscow is not yes. Hello there welcome back. Heard that the gasol successful that you just dying to come back of course and licensed licensed. Nobody wants to talk to me. Terrible dennis. I've been discussing past as kind of a series so sensitive key podcasts at comedy because comedy does kind of reach into a real world and a lot of the reward right now is the protests going on in hong kong been going on for over a year and then there's one in the us last week or two weeks ago and one going off in russia at the moment. And it's all kind of Would you say. I say that it's alexi now. Any has kicked off this recent one. So for context alexi is. He's like the opposition leader in russia. If even exists. And he's he can't even get to stand against your president vladimir putin because any time someone stands in opposition. They seem to have some touchy reputation. That kind of gets them arrested for something. Well you just said everything. The podcast cat could end here her. Nobody can stand against putin. Thank you very much. We'll see you next time. The guy but he he definitely seems to be of the next generation. I was actually surprised. I was looking at wikipedia profile. Only about like a month younger than me. So this is my generation. This is our generation..
"russian" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Eleven days. Before christmas edmond pope received an unexpected gift. Russian authorities announced that president vladimir putin had pardoned him and cleared him of all charges. Popat arrived in russia. Nine months earlier on business he'd been contacted by pennsylvania. State universities applied research laboratory to learn more about a new technology being developed in russia rocket propelled torpedoes given pope's background as an ex. Us naval intelligence officer. He knew russian officials would likely keep tabs on him. He expected as much so naturally when he purchased five technical reports from a russian professor at bowman state university in moscow named anatoly bobken. He took proper precautions. Both pope and babkin signed contracts acknowledging. The reports did not contain any classified information yet. On april third two thousand members of the russian federal security service arrested him and brought him to lefortovo prison for questioning. He stood accused of espionage. At first pope felt the arrest was a joke but his tune changed when authorities locked him in an eight by fifteen foot prison cell for days. Pope was interrogated around the clock. The russians believed he was a high level spy working for the cia to make him miserable. They kept his cell at a chilling forty five degrees fahrenheit. He experienced no physical abuse. But witness the corporeal torture of at least two fellow inmates and he was subjected to sleep deprivation and other forms of psychological warfare. Days turned two weeks which turned two months eventually. Pope was moved to a communal six bunks cell in the prison there. His cellmates chain smoked cigarettes eight. His limited provisions and on one occasion stole his medicine when it came time for a trial in december the proceedings were held behind closed doors pokes lawyer demanded an acquittal outlining to a judge. The reasons why pope had done nothing wrong and how the prosecution had failed to provide proper evidence but ultimately on december seventh the court convicted pope and sentenced him to twenty years in prison the maximum he could receive that time would be spent performing hard labor. Which is why. Pope was shocked to learn that the russian president had pardoned him almost immediately after the ruling he may have spent two hundred fifty three days in custody but he never served a day of his official sentence. Within hours of the announcement pope appeared before the press responding to a reporter's question about how it felt to be a free man again. He said i have mixed feelings. I'm glad but at the same time. I'm sad that i may have caused harm to the relations between our countries. Of course this diplomatic response was made before he and his wife sherry boarded a plane headed to an american hospital in germany. The media would have to get the full story later once. He confirmed that he wasn't about to die.
"russian" Discussed on GOOD PODS DON'T HAVE LONG NAMES
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