Russia: It’s Not What You Think…
|RICK THOMAS FEB 10|
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From the outset of the pandemic, Russia abused its anti-lockdown protesters with a heavy hand. One of the first and only lockdown protests occurred in North Ossetia when over 2,000 protesters gathered in Vladikavkaz, on April 20, 2020. The rally was organised by Vadim Cheldiev, an opera singer and local celebrity. “Cheldiev is the face of North Ossetia’s so-called Covid dissidents, a movement that has become notorious in the republic for spreading conspiracy theories about the coronavirus,” according to the Moscow Times.
Cheldiev was given 10 years in federal prison for his crimes, and several of the other activists were sentenced to 8 years in prison. After this, the anti-lockdown protests came to a virtual standstill. Activists retreated online, rather than risk hard time in a Russian prison.
Cheldiev is part of the “Soviet Citizens” movement, that claims USSR is still in existence because of a 1991 referendum in which a majority of the Soviet electorate voted for the preservation of the U.S.S.R. The new Russian Federation is controlled by the United States and furthermore, the Russian Federation to be a private offshore company registered in the U.S. state of Delaware. Most of the Soviet Citizens do not pay their gas bills because they say under the USSR, there was no such concept as private property and most Soviet citizens paid minimal taxes and utility bills.
The number of people living below the poverty line is growing. Government critics claim they are just seeking moral justification for not paying for the services they use, but in January, 2019, state gas giant Gazprom revealed that customers across Russia owed the company and its subsidiaries over 30.1 billion rubles ($466 million) in arrears.
In Chechnya, the problem became so severe, that a court instructed Gazprom to write off $135 million in debt owed by customers in the region after prosecutors warned of impending social unrest. Four other regions soon followed Chechnya’s lead, by seeking their own debt relief.
Russia also has the exact same issues with sex education taught in schools that we are experiencing in the West. Books in Russian public schools showing pictures of sexual intercourse aimed at 5 to 8 year olds, as well as how to masturbate and discussing voyeurism is normal.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin established a series of Fake News Laws, beginning in 2019, allowing The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media,abbreviated as Roskomnadzor, the power to monitor, block and censor Russian mass media. On March 18, 2019, Putin signed law #28-FZ that punishes “blatant disrespect online for the state, the authorities, the public, the Russian flag or the constitution” by a fine or by imprisonment for up to 15 days.
In April of 2020, Putin signed into effect the Covid Fake News Laws that were aimed at making illegal any negative discussion of the nature of COVID-19 and the reasonableness of the measures to combat the epidemic. Discrediting the Russian Armed Forces or calling the “Special Military Operation” a war was banned in 2022, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
An exodus of indie and Western media either stopped reporting on the not-war, or left the country altogether. The following foreign news agencies and TV stations—Bloomberg News, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC News, RTVE, EFE, RAI, TG5 and ANSA—stopped working in Russia.
Openly gay and feminist activist, Alexandra Skochilenko, is currently facing 10 years in prison, after getting caught replacing price tags in a department store with tags that had anti-war messages written on them. One of the texts read: “The Russian army has bombed the art school in Mariupol. 400 people were sheltering there during the bombing.”
In July 2022, a Russian court sentenced a municipal council member to seven years in prison for criticizing the actions of Russian troops in Ukraine. This is considered the first verdict delivered under the so-called “fake news” law. According to OVD-Info, 4,366 people were arrested in 56 cities at protests against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in April. Further to that, “more than 21,000 arrests and at least 370 defendants in criminal cases for anti-war statements and speeches, more than 200,000 internet resources have been blocked and 11 sentences in cases of state treason.”
Multiple Telegram groups have sprung, just like here in the West, to combat the vaccination rollout in Russia. One of them, called Stop Vaczism, recently shared a petition to “demand the abolition of the Decrees of the Chief State Sanitary Doctors on mandatory vaccination against COVID-19, issued in 2021, in all regions of Russia where they are still in force … medical chaos continues with voluntary-compulsory vaccination and discrimination based on the status of vaccination.”
Other posts, warn of the creeping Great Reset plans of the WEF, Gates, Schwab and Soros. The post advises to pay with everything in rubles, that is, cash and boycott all retail outlets that refuse cash. “The basis of the opposition to the “great reset” is your individual “no”, your firm refusal to accept the “new normal”. Therefore, a firm “no” to all attributes: forced injections with experimental “vaccines”, masks, biometrics, remote control, paying in person, eating insects, chips and all other similar bells and whistles.”
The Russian government signed on to the full monty of the World Health Organisations’ pandemic solutions of mask-wearing, lockdowns, social distancing and PCR testing. Russia deported 88 foreigners in February of 2020 for violating quarantine restrictions: “During raids, 88 people who violated their isolation conditions were identified. They are foreign citizens who are due to be deported,” Reuters quoted deputy Moscow mayor Anastasia Rakova as saying. “Police officers are conducting raids in hospitals, hostels, private apartments and also in the metro and on public transport.”
By March 23, Russia had 4 testing systems, and had carried out over 165,000 tests for the virus, which was one of the highest testing numbers in the world at that time.
Russia began shutting down borders and restricting travel from the outset of the pandemic. Roads, highways and all schools, universities and cultural institutions were shut down by the end of March 2020. On November 15, 2021, the Russian government submitted several bills to the State Duma to force businesses to mandate QR-code vaxx passes, before granting them access to public events, restaurants, retailers, and cultural institutions, as well as trains and planes.
Russia announced in March of 2022, that it will begin vaccinating children, aged 6-11 years as part of clinical trials of the Sputnik M vaccine, created by Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. The Sputnik V vaccine is a carbon-copy of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, according to its maker, Alexander Gintsburg, who said the joint tests would not take long because “the two technologies that underpin AstraZeneca’s vaccine and Sputnik V are very similar.”
According to Sputnik’s patents, it is a genetic vaccine: “To date, a recombinant human adenovirus type 5 is the most studied and frequently used for genetic immunization. Vaccines based on recombinant human adenovirus type 5 have several advantages against other genetic vaccines.”
Russia increased its contribution to the WHO by $15 million dollars in October 2020, and despite the Ukraine war, Russia is still a member of the organisation. Just for perspective, a study by the Wellcome Trust, a British research charity 2020, showed that Ukraine was one of the most vaccine hesitant countries, with only 29% trust in vaccines.
Ukraine had one of the slowest starts in Europe, and by March, only about 23,000 people received one dose, out of a population of 42 million. “Ukrainian news media carried reports of opened vials of vaccine going to waste at hospitals because not enough willing doctors and nurses could be found to receive the doses,” according to a New York Times article.
One of the leading questions that really needs to be asked is Who is Vladimir Putin?
A quick look at his background reveals he is a former lieutenant colonel in the KGB and director of the FSB. It would be an egregious lack of foresight to ignore this simple fact. The KGB has a notorious history of intrigue, espionage and corruption. One of Putin’s first acts in power was to restructure the FSB and consolidate his power. The FSB quickly became Russia’s “new nobility,” and continued to maintain control without any oversight. According to Foreign Affairs magazine, “Over the past decade, the FSB has become the main resource of human capital for filling positions in the state apparatus and state-controlled corporations.”
Secondly, it also cannot be ignored, that Putin is a dictator, and he has been in power for 23 years without rival. In April 2021, Putin enacted legislation that opened the door for him to run for two more presidential terms, meaning that he could remain in power until 2036. He is first and foremost, a military officer by training and a lawyer by education.
For what it is worth, according to Kenneth Dekleva, a psychiatrist, former U.S. Department of State Regional Medical Officer, and Senior Fellow at the George H.W. Bush Foundation for US-China Relations: “I think he’s pragmatic, he’s ruthless. He has ambition. He has a goal to resurrect the former Soviet Union, the sphere of influence. And he wants to disrupt and rewrite the post-1991 Cold War order … his ruthlessness is not new. I’m sorry to say that … Putin abhors weakness. So I think we don’t want to put him in a position of feeling weakened or beaten or humiliated because that that can lead to further problems down the road.”
For some in the Freedom community, wishful thinking has prevailed, and the non-stop support of Russia’s war in the Ukraine is juxtaposed with the illusion that Russia is somehow fighting the globalists in a life-or-death struggle. A constant addiction to hopium is a dangerous thing; it may provide a false sense of security but also renders people impotent in the fight to save our planet. It would be wonderful if Putin and the Russian government really were fighting the globalists in an epic battle of 5D chess. Wow, so exciting, but the truth is — it is not happening like that.
As the saying goes in Russia:
Сила есть, ума не надо (If you have power, you don’t need to be intelligent)
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