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[l] at 5/20/22 12:50am
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with The Ukraine war is splitting the communist parties of Europe between those taking the US side, and those on the Russian side. In an unusual public criticism of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) and of smaller communist parties in Europe which have endorsed the Greek criticism of Russia for waging an []

[Category: Cyprus, DwB, Greece-Russia]

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[l] at 5/19/22 12:57am
By John Helmer, Moscow @bears_with The war plan of the US and the European allies is destroying the Russian market for traditional French perfumes, the profits of the French and American conglomerates which own the best-known brands, the bonuses of their managers, and the dividends of their shareholders. The odour of these losses is too []

[Category: Chemicals]

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[l] at 5/13/22 12:52am
By Nikolai Storozhenko, introduced and translated by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with This week President Joseph Biden stopped at an Illinois farm to say he’s going to help the  Ukraine ship 20 million tonnes of wheat and corn out of storage into export, thereby relieving  grain shortages in the international markets and lowering bread prices around []

[Category: Foodstuffs, Media, Russian Politics, Ukraine]

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[l] at 5/12/22 12:15am
By John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with The problem with living in exile is the meaning of the word. If you’re in exile, you mean you are forever looking backwards, in geography as well as in time. You’re not only out of place; you’re out of time yesterday’s man. Ovid, the Roman poet who was sent []

[Category: DwB, Russian Politics]

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[l] at 5/11/22 12:49am
By John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), who attempted last month  to arrange the escape from Russian capture of Ukrainian soldiers and NATO commanders,  knowing they had committed war crimes. He was asked to explain; he refuses.    Trevor Cadieu is a Canadian lieutenant-general who was appointed []

[Category: Interviews, Ukraine]

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[l] at 5/6/22 1:23am
By John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, is refusing this week to answer questions on the role he played in the recent attempt by US, British, Canadian and other foreign combatants to escape the bunkers under the Azovstal plant, using the human shield of civilians trying to evacuate. In Guterres’s meeting []

[Category: Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 5/5/22 1:39am
By Vlad Shlepchenko, introduced translated by John Helmer, Moscow @bears_with The more western politicians announce pledges of fresh weapons for the Ukraine, the more Russian military analysts explain what options their official sources are considering to destroy the arms before they reach the eastern front, and to neutralize Poland’s role as the NATO hub []

[Category: Media, Ukraine]

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[l] at 5/4/22 12:55am
By Lucy Komisar,  New York*   @bears_with Here’s a story the New York Times has just missed. US politicians and media pundits are promoting the targeting of “enablers” of Russian oligarchs who stash their money in offshore accounts. A Times article of March 11   highlighted Michael Matlin, CEO of Concord Management as such an “enabler.” But []

[Category: Oligarchs, US-Russia]

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[l] at 4/29/22 12:53am
By John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with In 1939 a little known writer in Moscow named Sigizmund Khrzhizhanovsky published his idea that the Americans, then the Germans would convert human hatred into a new source of energy powering everything which had been dependent until then on coal, gas, and oil. Called yellow coal, this invention originated with []

[Category: Russian Culture]

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[l] at 4/28/22 1:11am
By John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with In imperial history there is nothing new in cases of dementia in rulers attracting homicidal psychopaths to replace them. It’s as natural as honey attracts bees. When US President Woodrow Wilson was incapacitated by a stroke on October 19, 1919, he was partially paralysed and blinded, and was no longer []

[Category: Russian Culture, Russian Politics]

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[l] at 4/25/22 12:54am
By Margarita Menshikova, translated by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with On the day before Good Friday (Orthodox), Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported at the Kremlin to President Vladimir Putin that at Mariupol,  inside the Azovstal steel works, about two thousand troops remain underground, including foreigners. Putin issued the following order: “There is no need to []

[Category: Ukraine]

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[l] at 4/22/22 1:11am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with If you understand the war in the Ukraine as the US operation to fight to the last Ukrainian for as long as required to save the Democrats at the November poll and conceal the most incapacitated president since Woodrow Wilson’s stroke in October 1919, how well is it going? And if []

[Category: Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 4/19/22 12:55am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Russians blame Americans, not Ukrainians, for the war, according to a new countrywide poll – and not Americans personally, but the US Government and US officials. Race hatred of Russians of the kind broadcast by the Anglo-American, European and Ukrainian media, is not reciprocated by the Russians towards their accusers. Russian []

[Category: Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 4/18/22 1:03am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with “Tell me, please, Grandpa,” the little boy asked the Red Army veteran, “what does a war economy mean and how is it different from now?” “Well, Yegorushka,” replied the old man, “our beloved President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin explained just this week: ‘I think commonsense should prevail, after all is said and []

[Category: Oligarchs, Russian Politics, UK-Russia, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 4/14/22 12:22am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with It’s a mark of civilized people that they keep and honour their old things. When the things are broken, they put the pieces back together again In the 19thcentury rural Americans of northeast states like Pennsylvania did this with their old tablecloths, dresses, and curtains, turning the remnants into patchwork quilts. []

[Category: Ukraine]

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[l] at 4/11/22 1:10am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Now that the US and the NATO allies have taken from the Russian oligarchs their cash in foreign banks, their mansions, their boats and planes, and blocked the export of all private and corporate Russian capital abroad, Russia is now free to decide how to organize the capital investment of the []

[Category: Oligarchs, Russian Politics]

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[l] at 4/8/22 1:45am
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with The allegation that the Russian leadership in Moscow ordered its soldiers to take a lethal nerve agent called Novichok to England and kill Sergei Skripal began on March 4, 2018, in the offices of the British prime ministry and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).   Skripal himself and his daughter, Yulia []

[Category: Skripal]

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[l] at 4/7/22 12:56am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with The public inquiry opened in London on March 17 by Lord Anthony Hughes to investigate allegations of the Novichok death of Dawn Sturgess in July 2018 will employ a secret lawyer to make sure Sergei and Yulia Skripal will not appear; will not answer questions in public; and will not reveal []

[Category: Skripal]

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[l] at 4/5/22 1:35am
By R.K.Raghavan and Ajay Goyal, Mumbai*  @bears_with We now have a first-class international crisis on hand a man-made crisis of the kind that comes once in millennia and causes empires to fall. We may not, as some observers put it, be witnessing a world war. But we are certainly braving a “war of the world”. []

[Category: UK-Russia, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 4/4/22 1:11am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with This is not, repeat not, the tar baby story of the Afro-Americans and American Indians. The US and NATO allies aren’t the fox, Russia isn’t the rabbit, except that the Ukraine is the tar baby.   The reason US commanders were confident Russia would move into the Ukraine when they did []

[Category: Media, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 4/1/22 4:26am
By Yevgeny Krutikov, Daria Volkova, and Alyona Zadorozhnaya. Moscow – translated by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Large units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbass will be cut into pieces, and then destroyed. Russian troops, as well as units of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), are moving towards each other []

[Category: Media, Ukraine]

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