Price of victory
In anticipation of the celebration of the Great Victory Day, a remarkable poll was conducted in Russia. The main theme of this survey was: “Do you support the celebration of May 9?” It would seem that the question itself was somewhat provocative and was able to lead to such freedom of thought that historical the truth about the role of victory over fascism could once again be distorted. The results of the survey showed that 90% of respondents consider May 9 to be a universal holiday, while 10% said that the money spent on marches, parades and entertainment should be used to improve the living standards of Russian citizens. In Moscow, the percentage of those “in need” of money (instead of the Victory Parade) reached 13%.
Let's try to figure out the numbers. The Moscow authorities report that they will spend about 9 million rubles on the Victory parade and festive processions that will be held on 100 May. If we consider that the permanent population of the capital is about 11,6 of millions of inhabitants, then by dividing the funds allocated to all Muscovites, it turns out that 8 kopecks per brother is equal to 60 rubles. Well, okay, so be it, delete from the list of the President with the Prime Minister, ministers, deputies of the Moscow City Duma and fifty oligarchs. The amount of funds for "improving" the standard of living of an ordinary Muscovite "sharply" increases to 8 rubles as much as 75 kopecks!
In this regard, it is worth making a proposal to hold the action: those who do not see the need to celebrate 9 on May need only indicate their home address or bank card number, and we will send a money transfer in their name in the amount of 8 rubles. 75 cop Let them improve their lives - we don’t feel sorry ... Apparently this is the price of victory for the very 13% of respondents ...
And on these 8-75 you can buy either a roll of toilet paper or a white ribbon. Well, if everything is clear with a roll, then you will have to walk carefully with a white ribbon - suddenly the carrier of this attribute is the face of the “male” sex at the age from 18 to 27 years, and also evading military service, and the police at rallies no longer slumbering, but looking for draft dodgers ...
How Lithuanian deputies of Russia turned on the counter
The Lithuanian authorities decided to recall school arithmetic and count the debts, but not theirs, but those that, according to Lithuanian parliamentarians, should be repaid by Russia during the years of “inhuman occupation” of the Baltic republic. The deputies-nationalists of the Lithuanian Seimas Casimiras Walk and Gintaras Songaila got their calculators. After a series of calculations, the “two comrades” came to the conclusion that Russia owes Lithuania, not a lot, a little, 834 billion dollars. Everything is up to a billion ... In other words, Moscow, in the opinion of overly mathematically developed Lithuanian deputies, should be aware of its entire "occupying" essence and help independent Lithuanians in their further striving for great democratization. Only gentlemen Walk and Songhayl seem to forget or are completely unaware of the fact that during the time when the Lithuanian SSR was part of the Soviet Union, Moscow only did that it actively financed its “western shop window”. So maybe deputies' calculators are pretty much coaxing - maybe it is just right for Russia to demand the return of the huge funds that were allocated to Lithuania during the years of the “occupation” as an aid for its development.
The exposition of the park Grutas. This is a huge territory in the forest nepodal from the Lithuanian resort of Druskininkai, where the borders of Lithuania, Belarus and Poland meet. There are hundreds of sculptures of the Soviet period, as well as objects of Soviet life, samples of printed materials of those times, various badges, orders, military equipment and another thousand and one signs of our common past ...
It is noteworthy that the Lithuanians included the need for dismantling from Russia of the Ignalina nuclear power plant stopped in the 834 year by the indicated 2009 billion dollars. They say that the Russians built, the Russians should be dismantled. And Lithuania, they say, does not need a peaceful atom, all of a sudden the events in Chernobyl and Fukushima are repeated. Well, and Lithuanians can, as hundreds of years ago, live at the curse ...
Following the logic of Lithuanian lawmakers, maybe Russia should dismantle in Lithuania and other objects that were built with the common money of Soviet taxpayers. And this includes residential areas of the Union of Lithuanian Composers, the building of the Palace of Art Exhibitions of the Lithuanian capital, hundreds of residential buildings of ordinary Lithuanians in other cities of the republic, and even the building of the Government of Lithuania. Why? Since Ignalina NPP is proposed to be put under Russian bulldozers, then maybe all other “hated” Soviet buildings should be destroyed, so as not to waste time. Stupid? - stupid! But, is it not silly to charge Russia with a strange bill for the fact that we once lived in one big country and did not consider who, to whom, for what, and how much it should.
Not long ago, a remarkable state awards ceremony was held. Such individuals as Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Churov were among the winners. In the presentation, each of them, of course, does not need, but in the description of the awards - yes. So, CEC Chairman Churov was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky, and the President of the USSR, Gorbachev, the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called for outstanding state services. Awards have found their heroes ...
And about these awards, a real discussion flared up in society. However, we will not question the feasibility of the awards by the Russian leadership, but just a little dip into the history of the orders.
Let's start with the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called, which until the 1917 of the year was generally the highest state award ...
So, Mikhail Sergeyevich is far from being the only holder of this order, whose state merits, to put it mildly, can be discussed long and hard. Before the inventor of perestroika, such an award was awarded at various times, among others: Hetman Mazepa (through 8 years after the award of Peter I the hetman deprived the award) and Napoleon Bonaparte (1807). Maybe with such an award, the Russian authorities would like to emphasize Mikhail Sergeyevich’s peculiar continuity in the affairs of Mazepa and Napoleon connected with Russia ... If so, then a hint of a certain similarity between the positions of the President of the USSR and the historical figures mentioned above is very subtle ...
Now about the awarded Vladimir Churov. It would seem, for what the Chairman of the CEC can be awarded? It turns out that for some special services to the Fatherland, which on the part of the Fatherland itself passed at best unnoticed. It is surprising that a similar award was also found by the deputy Churov for the CEC - Stanislav Vavilov. Apparently, for two these people did something for Russia that could not be noted except for the two orders of Alexander Nevsky ... And if today Vladimir Churov goes for a walk along the street, pinning all his orders on his chest, then even veterans who took Berlin ... Here we have this order bearer of the CEC. Why are there the chairman ... We have the entire CEC - the most order-bearing CEC in the world!
However, the epic with high state awards did not end there. In turn, Vladimir Churov himself has already decided to make a kind of alaverdy and present the honorary badge “For merits in the organization of elections” to Vladislav Surkov during the week. What exactly is so monumental that Mr. Surkov did for organizing elections in Russia is not reported. Maybe he set a record time to view all records from polling stations in Russia without exception? .. Or maybe Vladislav Yuryevich himself stood at the printing press and stamped millions of ballots? ..
It remains to wait for news of who and what order Vladislav Surkov will hand over now, so that the series of awards will never stop. Or maybe, in this way, we decided to simply arrange “rewarding happiness”: he received the order himself - reward 10 others ...
Part II. Geopolitics finally merged with pornography, and in America everything was gone
The geopolitical pornography is multiplying in the world with breakneck speed. Then twelve agents
A new geopolitical porno story, however, of a slightly different kind, happened the other day in Germany. German federal officials found 141 a hidden file on a memory card taken from Maksud L., arrested a year ago on suspicion of complicity with terrorists. All files were password protected and hidden by special software, which made them almost invisible. However, officers of the Federal Criminal Police, after a long search, found them ... in a pornographic video. The porn folder was called “KickAss” - and in it, the encrypted files from Al-Qaida were stored in the “SexyTanja” subdirectory.
A whole year from federal officials went to search for files, probably because the Germans are not as greedy as the Americans and the French - and at first did not pay attention to pornoroliki. The German Federal Criminal Police is a serious institution. This is not the US Secret Service or any IMF.
In America - the next major loss of classified material. Writes The Washington TimesThe National Archives and Records Administration in Washington missed several dozen boxes of secret materials, including forty boxes of top-secret files from the Office of the Secretary of the Secretary of Defense and records from several offices of the US Navy.
What a year that the Germans spent searching for files! .. The Inspector General of the National Archives Directorate counted the American boxes and then investigated the missing for three years. Finally, a copy of the report went to the press.
The inspector general is not the first to record the loss of top-secret documents from the archive. Previous checks carried out in 1998 and 2004 have also revealed leaks. However, officials from the National Archives Directorate claim that several dozen boxes are utter nonsense, because every year 250.000 introduces new boxes into the National Center. The whole thing is in the wrong data: one counted badly, the other wrote indistinctly. In short, America will not worry: in place of the old boxes will put new ones. In the States, such a solution to the problem is called “chronic ignoring”. Why have only been working hard for three years?
The American Aerospace Agency (NASA), represented by its inspector general, as well as the National Archives Directorate, represented by its inspector, is not particularly worried about forty-eight unencrypted computers. Just as many laptops in 2010-2011. they stole from the employees of the organization either Chinese hackers (who have long owned the launch codes of the ISS), or international terrorists. NASA also adheres to the principle of “chronic disregard.”
America in general - a country unreliable. Not only secret materials and laptops are lost there, but also gold bullion. At least, the Germans found their desperate gold in the basements of the Fed. Jack Gutt, spokesman for the Fed Vice President, told the reporter a couple of months ago "Bilda" To Ralph Schuler, that German gold is supposed to be “in some of these 122 steel barred compartments. I can say nothing more. ”
So, dozens of laptops disappear in NASA (with the ISS, I suppose, Chinese hackers have been running for a long time), it is not so easy to find gold in the US Federal Reserve System, and completely secret materials disappear from the National Archives.
"In the National Archives of the United States," reports ITAR-TASS- A total of about 10 billion pages of text documents, 12 million maps and drawings, 25 million photographs and graphics, 24 million aerial photographs, 300 thousand movie rolls, 400 thousand video and audio recordings, 133 terabytes collected electronic data. The American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which constitute the country's main national wealth, are also stored here. ”
This is according to the inventories. But the suspicion is growing that all that remains of the robbed Americans is indeed their “main national treasure”: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Everything else has long been overseas - in various places, where America, as if forgetting about its own house, is about democracy.
By the way, Barack Obama recently took a calculator and considered that a war in a foreign Afghanistan for ten years has cost the States more than a trillion dollars, not counting thousands of dead soldiers. And the American president came up with a sensible thought: from now on, it’s not to start a war, but to spend money to cover the home budget deficit, to repair roads, bridges, runways and much more useful. It is a pity that Obama armed himself with a calculator only now, before the elections, and not in the 2008 year. Having won elections, politicians just as easily forget about their promises and promises, like students - theorems after exams.
And now Obama's promises to repair roads and bridges look like only a weak antithesis to Mitt Romney’s vigorous election slogans ...
Breivik extended his hand to the ultra-right Russians because of the lattice, but they refused to shake it
The famous Anders Breivik, who invented the strategy of terrorist acts while playing World of Warcraft, has long been torn from the Norwegian terrorists to cosmopolitan ones.
As you know, this killer is the author of the manifesto "2083 - European Declaration of Independence", occupying as many as fifteen hundred pages. The manifesto was posted on the Web before the explosion in Oslo and then, after the attacks, hit the media.
However, to call Breivik the author is to artificially inflate the glory of a terrorist. The text, partly representing the diary of Breivik, is full of quotes from Mao Zedong and Niccolò Machiavelli. Themselves "program theses" relating to the "struggle", the Norwegian copied from Ted Kaczynski, he's Unabomber.
"Manifesto" to this day has not lost popularity in decaying Western Europe. In Denmark, one theater is planning to play on it. AND will put. In Denmark - freedom of speech and creativity.
The other day, Anders Breivik, who in his Manifesto called for a struggle against Marxism and Islamism, decided to establish contact with the ultra-right Russians from the prison cell. The lawyer of the defendant, Tord Jorde, says that Anders is already creating a network of Russian ultra-right supporters who support him, called the Russian Support Network. Now this “network” is allegedly working on translating the 1500 pages of the “Manifesto” into Russian.
Are the ultra-right Russians so ignorant that they translate Machiavelli from Norwegian? Not at all.
Recently Dmitriy Demushkin, the leader of the “Russians” association, said that no one supports his organization of contacts with Breivik and is not going to establish them either.
By the way, Russians are only a part of Breivik’s cosmopolitan venture. With his ideas he is going to cover the whole of Europe. The terrorist, as the radio station "Freedom", receives letters with bags - so much that they cannot read everything, and the staff of the Ipa prison do not have time to look at them and translate them.
Breivik even managed to become the face of the Finnish hockey team - albeit temporarily by mistake of local officials. A huge poster with portraits of hockey players was placed in front of the arena in the Finnish capital, and anyone who wished could send a picture via the Internet, which would then be applied to the face of one of the Finnish national team players. It would seem, who is not pleased to see himself, beloved? .. But then it turned out that some people enjoy looking at Breivik. In addition to the latter, by the way, the face of a Finn, Nikita Fugantin, the killer of smaller caliber, fell on a giant poster: this one took the lives of only three.
With such popularity, Breivik, declaring himself sane, may well earn mania grandiosa - and in June, you see, and the court finds him mentally ill and will relieve him of prison.
Do Russians want war? ..
In Estonia, there is a special Security Police - more precisely, the Department of Defense Police - Kaitsepolitseiamet in Estonian. This Department, or Kapo, protects the constitutional order in the country, fights against terrorism to the best of its abilities and, along the way, and with the ubiquitous corruption, and, of course, guards state secrets. Kapo is also known as counterintelligence organization. In short, the Security Police is not your FSB any.
If our native “bloody gebnya” is famous for assault, then the Estonian service uses fists that are not fed up (yes, it’s necessary to admit, the muzzling is outdated), but ... weights. It is a serious Estonian resource. "Capital" reports on how the Kapo officer from Ida-Virumaa, Oleg Andronov, in 1995, beat a detainee - whom he detained on “his own initiative”, that is, probably simply because he really wanted to, - with a weight.
“Specialists” from KaPo receive fame in another way. Another employee of Kaitsepolitseiamet, Toomas Sygel, who had previously served in the Criminal Police, began to burn from the office in a cool October evening of 1997 weapons a hundred meters from ... Mustamäe police station. Then the brave policeman fell asleep at the bus stop. It turned out that Sygel was fired from the Criminal Police because in the first service and drunkenness were incompatible. In the Security Police, morals are obviously not so strict.
All this, you say, was a long time ago. Right. Now the brave guys from KaPo do not use weights in their daily work and do not bullet pistols anywhere, but act solely by diplomatic means.
6 May Russian military expert, member of the public council of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, political scientist and journalist, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine Igor Korotchenko flew to Tallinn - and not just as an ordinary uninvited guest of the Baltic republic, but at the invitation of an international media club "Imprint". In this 7 club in May - on the eve of Victory Day - a meeting with Estonian journalists and public representatives on the topic “Do Russians want war?” Was to take place
But at the airport Korotchenko turned back to Russia. He was not allowed into independent Estonia on the grounds that the Security Police took and annulled his visa, which he was lawfully issued at the Estonian embassy. The secret services explained Korotchenko that he supposedly posed a threat to the security of Estonia. Probably in KaPo, without waiting for the club conference, after taking a hefty dose of “Old Tallinn”, they already answered the question: “Do the Russians want war?”
Russian children for Europe: it would be funny if it would not be sad
The story of Natalia Stauber, a physician who moved to Germany from Russia for permanent residence at the end of 1990's, in short, is as follows. Her future husband worked with the same immigrants as Natalya - so they met. They had two girls. But after a few years, the relationship between husband and wife deteriorated. The fact is that the husband has transferred to another job: to the guardianship - to the place where the officials obey the strict rules and supervise the disadvantaged ... do you think children? - No, parents. At such a service, even one's temper will deteriorate. The first court in the divorce case left the eldest daughter with her father, and the youngest - with her mother. Unable to bear the separation from the elder child, Natalya tried to establish family relations - but the husband, who was in guardianship, unexpectedly sued, calling her ex-wife “the initiator of scandals”. At the second trial, the judges took away Natalia and the youngest daughter. How else? After all, the husband believes that if she doesn’t take it away, then Natalya can kill her daughter or, worse than death, take her to Russia.
Natalia Shtauber is a doctor of sciences, the owner of her own medical office, that is, a person who is financially secured at a fairly high level. In addition, she still pays for the insurance of both girls. But which side will be the court - the emigrant respondent, or the German guardian employee? Answer it yourself. Pravda.ru (S. Smetanina) writes that, as Natalya said, “in court she was already advised to reduce her activity in order not to completely lose her parental rights. A psychologist said that her suffering because of separation from children is her personal problem. And she advised to give birth to new ones or find a hobby - to run in the morning, for example. ”
Figures are published in the media: hundreds of Russian children are forcibly separated by “guardianship” or similar services with their parents - in Germany, France, Norway, Finland. “All this,” writes Ivan Gladilin, - already looks like a whole campaign of mass withdrawal of Russian children in a foreign “civilized” world. ”
The campaign is not a campaign, but there is a trend. Objectively speaking, we should not even talk about particular cases, but about the entire western juvenile system, which other lovers of democracy - very similar to the vicious circle in which children control parents, and parents are managed by guardianship - are now trying to instill in Russia. The German court told Natalia Shtauber for good reason that her seven-year-old daughter is too young to decide with whom to live: with her father or mother. The little girl, whose mother was "unfavorable", will have to obey the rules.
Everything is simple: rules are rules, and court officials and wards are the people who follow the rules. But they do not arrange the furniture in rooms, by the way.
And if in Russia the main thing for a child is a father and a mother, then in the West people pray earnestly to the Rules. It is not surprising that Europe is aging: it’s not fashionable to have children there for a long time, and psychologists instead recommend playing sports or collecting stamps. That's just a pity Russian boys and girls who will be nurtured by the Rules - in full agreement, by the way, with the state ideas of Plato.