Jaycey

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‘Putin could be gone tomorrow – and there is a realistic alternative’

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Maria Pevchikh, Alexei Navalny’s right hand woman, on how she hopes a new documentary will introduce him to the world.

When Alexei Navalny came out of a coma caused by Novichok poisoning, Vladimir Putin’s most effective opponent somehow managed to see the funny side of his brush with death....

‘Putin could be gone tomorrow – and there is a realistic alternative’

"When Alexei Navalny boarded a plane to Moscow on January 17, he turned his life into a metaphor. He knew it, his wife knew it, and everybody else on the plane knew it. So did the millions of people who had watched his documentary videos, who had seen the witty interviews he did on the plane, who have since joined demonstrations in his name. So did the leaders of Russia, including the country’s dictator and president, Vladimir Putin. This, Navalny was telling all of them, is what courage looks like.

Navalny is Russia’s most important opposition leader, and he was flying home from Berlin after spending many weeks in a hospital there, following the second or perhaps the third attempt on his life. He’d survived because a German NGO had sent a plane to Omsk to take him out of Russia, because the Novichok nerve agent used to poison him doesn’t always kill you right away, and because the Russian hospital had agreed to let him go, probably on the assumption that he would never return. (For the record: One of the doctors who treated him for poison has since died under odd circumstances, and a hospital official who refused to attribute Navalny’s illness to poison has been promoted to regional health minister.)...


 
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Jaycey

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Why the term ‘genocide’ matters in Ukraine war

"When President Joe Biden declares Russia’s Ukraine war “genocide,” it isn’t just another strong word.

Calling a campaign that’s aimed at wiping out a targeted group “genocide” not only increases pressure on a country to act, it can oblige it to. That’s partly because of a genocide treaty approved by the U.N. General Assembly after World War II, signed by the United States and more than 150 other nations.

The convention was the work of, among others, a Polish Jew whose family was murdered by Nazi Germany and its accomplices. The advocates pushed for something that would make the world not just condemn but actually prevent and ensure prosecution for future genocides....


 

Jaycey

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Russian State TV simulates nuclear attack on Ireland

A television programme shown in Russian appears to demonstrate how Ireland would be completely destroyed by an underwater nuclear drone launched by one of its navy’s submarines.

It claims an explosion from the 100 megatonne warhead would cause a “gigantic tsunami wave up to 500m high”.

The Russian State TV programme, which is presented by Dmitry Kiselyov, showed a simulation of a nuclear attack on Europe, which it claims would decimate Ireland and the UK.


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Saoirse

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Heard all this Russian anti Ireland guff before

1 pro Kremlin commentator ( kindly?) suggested in the situation of nuclear war the Russkis should zap Britain but leave Ireland alone " both as a annoyance to the British seeing their old foe still intact- and also because it's a backward pointless place"

My favourite bit in these propaganda exchanges when Jane's defence site estimated in the case of a conventional invasion Ireland could" hold out for up to an hour!"

On a more serious note I genuinely think in recent weeks because of Irelands very well publicized position as a lead in Europe in helping Ukraine refugees Russia really has us in their bad books currently

I should add that situation hasn't been helped by Guinness no longer supplying Moscow and quite vicious anti Irish comments from the Muscovites online because of it
 

Mushroom

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Following the Russian simulation, Wakefield Council have created a nuclear steering group to assess the impact of a nuke being aimed at our area.
So far, Castleford is estimated to sustain damage totalling £500.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Following the Russian simulation, Wakefield Council have created a nuclear steering group to assess the impact of a nuke being aimed at our area.
So far, Castleford is estimated to sustain damage totalling £500.

Too many zeros on that amount :)
 

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