Sensational Declassified NKVD Documents – Stalin’s Secret “Androgen” Lab

A sensational discovery has been made of Stalin’s secret Androgen lab in the village of Kraskovo, Russia. New declassified  documentation was made public last week by Igor Sokolov.

On February 2, 1933, the Androgen lab was created by Stalin’s executive order. Alchemists were tasked with finding a recipe for an elixir of immortality, to give Stalin and his colleagues eternal life. They were also tasked with producing gold (based on alchemy) to be used as trade currency.

Stalin’s Encryption Code – A History of Soviet Era Cryptology

The Russian Institute of Cryptology is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. This week a discovery of Stalin’s application of the cryptology became available. The code was applied starting in 1919 by Stalin in his telegrams. The information posted need a little interpreting but it appears the code Stalin was using came from a small sized book that could be easily carried and the page numbers resemble the letters.

New Theory of Latest Russian Nuclear Explosion

This summer Russia suffered multiple tragedies in their defense sector, including the loss of lives on the “Losharik” nuclear submarine. The latest tragedy was an explosion during the Nenoksa Missile Test Site near Severodvink, a region in northern Russia. Both times, highly skilled Russian elite specialists died. The incident at the Russian defense nuclear testing facility claimed the lives of seven people and left others injured. Overall, it is the third incident within a week in the same geographical area.

Hong Kong Protests – Can Chinese Economy Survive?

Hong Kong is presently experiencing a political crisis. Large scale use of law enforcement and military is being used to disperse the protesters. However, the system itself is failing and it will lead to additional protests. Historically, an achievement of the Freudo-Marxists was the quantum leap through the rationalistic outlook which had dominated in the Marxist tradition. Furthermore, the escalation of the crisis in Hong Kong is inevitable due to the bygone times and political reality of the Chinese territory.

Protests in Russia – Who is Winning?

Protests continue in Russia and the trigger for the protests is dissatisfaction with the upcoming Moscow government elections. The dissatisfaction is purely abstract and does not have a specific goal. Meanwhile, the Russian government is not affected by the protesters level of dissatisfaction, which is useful to them for the purpose of social engineering– they steer protesters in the direction of blaming the US.

Will France Set a Legal Precedent on Repayment Reconsideration from Tsarist Russia Era?

In France, Francis Vercamer, a deputy of the National Assembly of France recently asked to clarify the Russian repayment of bonds from the Czarist Russia period in the 1800s. The French invested in the railroad bonds backed by the gold standard. The bonds were issued during the railroad construction boom in the latter part of the 1800s. In January 1857 Alexander II signed into law the start of building railroads to connect a multitude of the Russian regions.

USA vs Russia – The Next Generation Nuclear Race

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced open hearings on the environment impact assessment regarding the construction of a Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The project announcement was originally made by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on February 28, 2019, with a tentative completion date of 2026. Dr. Kemal Pasamehmetoglu is a nuclear engineer and the executive director of the Versatile Test Reactor Project at the Idaho National Laboratory.  GE-HITACHI is the subcontractor for the design support.

Putin’s Russia: What Will It Take to Change the Regime?

Russia has been having ongoing protests every weekend pertaining to the unfair candidate registration in the upcoming Moscow Duma elections. The police crackdown has been occurring every weekend. Unofficial leader of Russian opposition Alexei Navalny was arrested during one of the peaceful protests. In police custody, he reportedly had an ‘allergic reaction’ to an identified substance. Navalny was housed in the cell with five other inmates and none suffered allergic reactions.

Is Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko on the Run?

Last Week, President Petro Poroshenko left Ukraine with his family. Interestingly enough, he refused government protection services during his travel. A former president is eligible for such protection and it is very uncommon to refuse it. In the US, the Secret Service is the one responsible for protecting the nation’s leaders, former leaders and their families. Poroshenko’s refusal could be an indication of his planned defection. He would be the second president to leave Ukraine. Former elected president Viktor Yanukovich went into exile in Russia in the midst of the “Orange Revolution” which started in 2004.

US Election Meddling in Afghanistan? Or Someone Else?

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently made striking accusations against the United States. Karzai is claiming the US is trying to meddle in the upcoming September 28, 2019 presidential elections. The former Afghan president is insinuating that Afghan citizens have no influence over who the US installs into the executive office. These allegations may cause a new round of tensions in Afghanistan, and at a time where international peace negotiators are trying to organize a treaty that will allow an exit for the US led peacekeeping coalition.

Demonstrators in Russia Arrested – Opposition Candidates Kept Off Ballot

Lyubov Sobol, an opposition leader in Russia, is among more than 300 people arrested for demonstrating without authorization in Moscow. Sobol was in a taxi ready to protest when police officers dragged her into a black van and rushed with her away. Protesters have been congregating in the Russian capital after authorities disqualified several opposition candidates from participating in local elections.

Austria is a Hot Bed for Spies

This week, the government of Austria announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Igor Egorovich Zaytsev.  Zaytsev was a GRU officer and an alleged handler of an Austrian Colonel. The recruitment allegedly had taken place 30 years ago. Zaytsev is currently 65 years old and the yet unnamed Austrian Colonel is in his 70s. The allegations against Zaytsev and his source are pertaining to payments being provided in exchange for sensitive information about Austrian military and weapons systems. Zaytsev’s military rank has yet to be disclosed, but given his 30 years of service, it could be opined that he would at least be a Colonel, and possibly a General.

MAGA – Make a Greater World – Peace Between Russia and America

President Trump’s decision to cancel the Nuclear Peace Treaty between America and Russia is a great stumbling block in the goal of uniting the whole world with democracy. However the decision to cancel the peace treaty may be temporarily a good decision because the peace treaty was made in 1986 before the downfall of the communist regime. Today the alliance of America and Russia as two free world countries is most important to World Unity and Peace. They can make a much better treaty to replace the old one.

Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker in Black Sea – Russia Warns

Ukraine announced on Thursday that it had chained a Russian tanker in one of its ports. Moscow immediately gave Kiev a warning.

The tanker in question is suspected of having been involved in a shipping incident between the two countries. According to Kiev, in November last year, the tanker participated in the seizure of Ukrainian warships by Russia off the coast of Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Moscow.

Operation Ghost Stories: The True Story of the Russian Illegals Portrayed in FX’s The Americans

Russian state sponsored television aired a spook program this week. Russia (the government’s official channel) televised an exclusive interview with retired Colonel Elena Vavilova (aka Tracey Foley) and her husband Andrey Bezrukov (aka Donald Hattfield). These two agents were arrested by the FBI on June 27, 2010 at their residence in Massachusetts and charged with espionage.

Turkey Risks US Sanctions After Buying Russian S-400 Missiles

The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday that they have received the first Russian air defense system S-400. The delivery was made earlier today with the equipment reaching an air base northwest of the capital Ankara, the ministry said. The purchase angered the United States, Turkey’s ally. The United States has warned Turkey that it may face sanctions because of the purchase, including denial of access to US F-35 fighter jets.

Norway Detects Radiation Leak From Soviet Nuclear Submarine

Norway has detected a radiation level 800,000 times greater than normal in the sinking of a Russian military submarine. The Soviet-era vessel sank in the Norwegian Sea in 1989, when a fire on board killed 42 sailors.

The Norwegian team’s analysis showed radioactive cesium leaking from a ventilation tube on the submarine, called Komsomolets. According to Hilde Elise Heldal researcher, the problem is not alarming for the time being, as Arctic waters rapidly dilute radioactive material. Komsomolets is also located in a very deep sea, at 1680m deep, and there are few fish in the area, says Heldal.

Russia Meddling in US Elections 2.0

On June 30th a white paper was released that had been compiled for the American defense establishment. The title is Russsian Strategic Intentions, A Strategic Multiplayer Assessment dated May 2019. The analysis was compiled by some of the top-level research analysts within the US defense sector.

The key point, or thesis, of this paper is that after 20 years of the Putin regime, Russia is as hostile and as expansionist minded as they were during the Soviet era. However, since many western nations are not successfully fighting ideological propaganda from Russian sponsored channels, an escalation of the military conflict is highly likely.

Arctic Habitat: Global Tragedy and Strategic Geopolitical Opportunity

The alarming melting of the polar ice caps are rightfully alarming the global population. However, the world’s largest economies and militaries see a strategic value in seizing the Earth’s transforming terra firma.

It is currently predicted that by 2030 Arctic waters will have a record minimal amount of ice. The loss of ice creates a unique opportunity for those looking to seize upon tragedy. Believed to have 30 percent of the world’s oil and natural gas, the Arctic circle (and surrounding emerging waters) will be a place of global contention in the coming decade.

Who Governs Moldova? Political Crisis Produces a Pair

A political crisis in one of Europe’s poorest countries has brought Moldova’s governments to a standstill. Both of them. Two rival governments, each claiming to be the sole legitimate administration within the former Soviet republic, held separate cabinet meetings on Monday. The bizarre scenes stem from an inconclusive election in February, and a dispute over new ones in September. One of the factions, an arrangement of strange political bedfellows, was able to secure the backing of an even stranger alliance abroad: Russia and the West. It’s about the only thing they can agree on.

Russia Scandal Brings Down Government in Austria

“Enough is enough!” Those were all the words necessary Saturday for Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to explain why he was taking the country to early elections. His center-right Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) would be pulling out of a governing coalition with the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). “I am not in politics to hold this office,” the Chancellor said in his announcement, “but to work for our beautiful country.” The President, Alexander Van der Bellen, has not yet set a date for the election, but condemned the “bold disrespect to the citizens of our country” which precipitated it.

Russian Propaganda Targets US Cyber Warfare

The year is 1984, and Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev faceoff over nukes and the fate of the world…

The year is 2019, and what is old is new again.

The US strategic programs utilized during the Soviet era and the Cold War are making a huge comeback. An example would be QRHELPFUL, the program used by the CIA to install a western style of governance in Poland. A new Russian law taking effect in November 2019, is meant to further isolate western sources via the Russian internet. The law’s supporters are targeting Russian citizens with fear mongering and claiming the US is going on the offensive. When in reality the US is securing counter measures due to Russian information warfare attacks on the West.

Oil Becomes Black Gold Again

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Did the FBI and US Intelligence Community Attempt a Coup in America?

Gold Rising as Equities and Real Estate Fall; Which Will Prevail?

Tilapia Market Reserves Steady Outlook, Frozen Fillets to Hold Over 64% of the U.S. Tilapia Consumption

Volume consumption of tilapia in the U.S., the largest tilapia importer, witnessed confined growth prospects with decline an excess of 10 KT estimated in 2017 over 2016, as per Fact.MR study. Declined consumption patterns mimic the broader trends in the production scenario as low prices pose challenges for companies to maintain high profitability.

On the contrary, the second largest consumer – Russian Federation witnessed an increase in demand with a marginal volume consumption of 4 KT in the period of 2016-2017.  The study opines that the Russian Federation tilapia market is expected to report a steady demand for tilapia through 2022 while presenting emerging opportunities for Chinese suppliers in the future.

Domestic consumption predominates the tilapia market where the loss in exports is countervailed by persistently rising demand in the domestic markets of producing countries. According to the study, Greater China, the largest producer of the tilapia will maintain its dominion with an estimated production of 1989 KT in 2017, about 28% of the global production. While China continues to helm the production, global tilapia trade has witnessed increasing participation of other tilapia producing countries.

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