03/12/22

More about those Russian Oligarchs in the U.S.

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

We tend to have short memories but we have a chance to recall Russian operatives in the United States during all things RussiaGate. We learned that oligarchs clean dirty money and escape investigations generally through covert real estate transactions not only in the United States but especially in Britain.

With the sanctions… many of them are now scrambling and should be. Remember that Alfa Bank fake scandal tying Donald Trump directly to the bank servers?

OREANDA-NEWS Billionaires Mikhail Fridman and Peter Aven “in the near future” will resign from the board of directors of Alfa-Bank because of the sanctions imposed against them. Businessmen Alexander Galitsky and Sergey Matsotsky will leave the council together with them. On February 28, against the background of the ongoing Russian “special operation” in Ukraine, the EU blacklisted a number of businessmen, military personnel, and public figures.

The press service of Alfa-Bank reported that the board of directors will be headed by the president of the credit institution Oleg Sysuev, who previously held the position of first deputy chairman.

Mikhail Fridman also resigned from the board of directors of Veon, the owner of the Vimpelcom mobile operator (Beeline brand). Friedman has been a member of the board of directors of Veon since 2010, 47.9% of the shares of Veon belong to LetterOne, which is part of the Alfa Group of Mikhail Friedman and partners.

After the start of the “operation” of the Russian army in Ukraine, Western countries imposed new sanctions. Among them are personal restrictions on high-ranking officials, including President Vladimir Putin. Also blacklisted were large businessmen, military, parliamentarians, and cultural figures.

Earlier, The Secret wrote that the government would spend part of the National Welfare Fund to buy shares of Russian companies. In 2022, up to 1 trillion rubles will be allocated for these purposes.

While Britain is going after their own oligarchs in and around London… good ole’ Miami Beach has some work to do.

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03/12/22

Details Related to the Pathogen Facilities in Ukraine

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Hat tip to Senator Marco Rubio for bringing attention to this matter during a hearing with Victoria Nuland as the witness affirming the existence of several questionable locations in Ukraine. However, it has now brought media globally into the matter especially Russia where Moscow is accusing the United States of using chemical weapons in this Russia/Ukraine military conflict (remember Syria).

Additionally, Russia has a nefarious history with deadly agents as noted below in part:

Alexey Navalny, an opposition leader in Russia, was hospitalized in August after being purportedly poisoned by a substance that German officials later determined to be the Novichok nerve agent. The same substance was implicated in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the U.K in 2018, the same year the Russian Defense Ministry issued claims that the U.S. was running a secret biological weapons program at the Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research in Tbilisi, Georgia, another former Soviet state with a history of conflict with Russia and facing Moscow-aligned separatists along the border.

The knowledge and operations in Ukraine relating to bio-weapons are not a new condition. In fact, it has been under the management of the U.S. Department of Defense since 2005. Found on the U.S. State Department website is the agreement between Ukraine and the United States to protect and mitigate any threat of bio-weapons and anything related to infectious diseases. Read the document here.

US 'concerned' Russia wants to seize Ukraine bio-research

Then in 2010, there was more attention on those facilities:

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar applauded the opening of the Interim Central Reference Laboratory in Odesa, Ukraine, this week, announcing that it will be instrumental in researching dangerous pathogens used by bioterrorists.

The level-3 bio-safety lab, which is the first built under the expanded authority of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program, will be used to study anthrax, tularemia, and Q fever as well as other dangerous pathogens.

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03/12/22

America is Scared of Russia

By: Cliff Kincaid

America went to war, in Iraq and Afghanistan, on behalf of Muslims, many of whom didn’t want our help. America won’t go to war in Ukraine, on behalf of Christians and Jews, who want our help. As a result, many are fleeing the country, some into Europe and some into Israel. But Israel isn’t safe, either. And neither is America, whose leadership is worse than dumb and dumber. Biden is scared because nuclear-armed Putin is smart and Biden is dumb or worse than dumb, perhaps suffering from dementia.

Biden’s advisers are hoping Putin will be satisfied with occupying Ukraine. He won’t.

Look at the fear around us. America says a no-fly zone over Ukraine would provoke Vladimir Putin and is too risky. America says sending planes from anti-communist Poland to Ukraine would provoke Putin and is too risky.

Biden cuts off Russian oil so America can buy it from other enemies, such as Venezuela and Iran. Equally significant, Biden wants another nuclear agreement with Russia-backed Iran.

Some might say Biden is losing the war in Ukraine deliberately, in order to weaken the West. 

Former President Trump has been criticized for being “pro-Putin” because he has pointed out the obvious – that Putin is smart. In fact, he has outsmarted the United States.

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