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Published the first footage after the release of Viktor Bout and arrival at home

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Published the first footage after the release of Viktor Bout and arrival at home

The first footage of Viktor Bout, who was exchanged for a US citizen basketball player Brittney Griner convicted in Russia, has been published. After the Russian was released from an American prison, he was examined by doctors. The physical condition of Viktor Bout is generally satisfactory, however, for obvious reasons, he needs a long and serious rehabilitation.


Recall that, according to human rights activists, Viktor was kept in prison in inhuman conditions. For many years he could only move in shackles. As Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov noted, Viktor Bout was also under severe psychological pressure, but this did not break his will.

While on board the plane, Viktor Bout called his mother and said that he was flying to the Russian Federation. Mood, judging by the frames, Victor is quite cheerful. Of course, he still did not fully realize that he was free, but after meeting with his relatives, this realization began to come quite quickly.



At the airport, Victor was met by his mother and wife.

Reporter RTR took a short interview with Viktor Bout, in which a Russian released from American dungeons said how he found out that he was being released. According to Viktor Bout, they woke him up in the middle of the night and told him to get ready. Victor noted that it was about 3 am, and he did not manage to say goodbye to anyone (of those prisoners who supported him).



Meanwhile, information was confirmed that an agreement on the exchange of Viktor Bout for Brittney Griner was reached in the UAE. Experts believe that this can also explain the recent visit of the head of the United Arab Emirates to Moscow. Negotiations on the exchange were conducted, the exchange was agreed upon, including in terms of the mediation mission of Abu Dhabi. At the airport of the capital of the Arab state, the exchange procedure took place.
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  1. Normann
    Normann 9 December 2022 07: 47
    +3
    Finally, how many years they could not exchange it ...
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    2. Civil
      Civil 9 December 2022 08: 06
      +2
      So what? They returned 1 and in exchange, but arranged a Sabbath as if they had returned Kherson.
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        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 9 December 2022 13: 29
          0
          an exchange agreement ... was reached in the UAE

          Interesting ...
          Even if the embassies in Moscow and the USA are not used for such a trifle, then the question arises: A HAXPEHA BOOGENERAL need these embassies?
      2. vitvit123
        vitvit123 9 December 2022 09: 20
        +3
        I don’t understand at all why there is so much attention to him ... It seems that this is not a simple person, or some kind of intelligence officer, or from very close to the top, who helped that top turn their dark deeds
        1. spirit
          spirit 9 December 2022 12: 36
          0
          I really don't understand why he gets so much attention.

          So Booth was the number 1 weapons baron before. Now there is a war, and his connections and dark schemes should help in the purchase of these very weapons. The convicts are already in business, now shady arms dealers have gone into business hi
          1. Woodman
            Woodman 9 December 2022 13: 09
            +4
            Quote: spirit
            his connections and dark schemes should help in the purchase of this very weapon

            14 years have passed, what connections and schemes could he have left? Even if someone remembers him, they are unlikely to dare to have any business with him ...
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 9 December 2022 13: 33
              0
              Quote: spirit
              So Booth was the number 1 gun lord

              Yes, everything is clear with this Booth.
              The only questions are WHY IS THIS BRITTNEY that has been disguised as an athlete for so many years? Well, they won’t, in fact, exchange a real arms baron for some kind of basketball player.
              Probably a spy, but that drug with drugs was just a pretext for arrest.
              laughing
            2. Paul Siebert
              Paul Siebert 9 December 2022 13: 47
              +2
              Quote: Lesovik

              14 years have passed, what connections and schemes could he have left? Even if someone remembers him, they are unlikely to dare to have any business with him ...

              Now there is a new topic...
              A bunch of western unaccounted for western weapons in Xoxland.
              It would be nice to oblige Vitya to trade this unrecorded criminal and insurgent environment in the European Union and the USA ...
              Everyone there IRA, Black Panthers, Basque units ...
              Here in Germany, they say, the "Burgers of the Reich" were preparing a coup with one Berdanka for three ...
              They would have NLAVs and Javelins with Panzerfausts ...
              Oh, dreams, dreams ... request
          2. vitvit123
            vitvit123 9 December 2022 16: 03
            0
            I doubt it .. without him we lived with weapons for many years ... to buy without him too, in my opinion, there are no problems ... especially if he means so much in a gun context, then the Americans could leave him, why should they play into our hands in the weapons issue?
    3. Machito
      Machito 9 December 2022 08: 08
      +23
      Quote: Normann
      Finally, how many years they could not exchange it ...

      Because it was necessary to act like the Americans: to capture American citizens, convict them on fake charges to life imprisonment and wait for an offer from the US terrorist state on a hostage exchange. Instead of expressing traditional concerns. For some reason, Israeli citizens are not taken hostage. Probably because such actions will be followed by an inevitable punishment in the form of the death penalty without trial or investigation.
      1. Boris55
        Boris55 9 December 2022 08: 11
        -5
        Quote: Bearded
        Because it was necessary to act like the Americans:

        If a dog barks at you, do you get on all fours and bark back at it?
        No matter how hard you try to bark the dog, he will do it better.
        1. Al manah
          Al manah 9 December 2022 08: 24
          +11
          Wrong analogy. In this case, the dog bites by the leg/pant. Do you express concern in response or give her a kick?
          1. Boris55
            Boris55 9 December 2022 08: 31
            -7
            Quote: Al Manah
            or give her a kick?

            Then she will definitely bite, but if a bone is taken away from her, she will stop barking.
            1. orionvitt
              orionvitt 9 December 2022 11: 33
              +1
              Quote: Boris55
              Then she will definitely bite, but if a bone is taken away from her, she will stop barking.

              Do you even understand what you are writing about? Try to take away a bone from a dog, maybe bite the owner. So your analogy is inappropriate.
        2. Machito
          Machito 9 December 2022 08: 54
          +3
          Quote: Boris55
          Quote: Bearded
          Because it was necessary to act like the Americans:

          If a dog barks at you, do you get on all fours and bark back at it?
          No matter how hard you try to bark the dog, he will do it better.

          You tell this to our citizens, whom the Americans have taken hostage in third countries and put in prison.
          1. Boris55
            Boris55 9 December 2022 08: 59
            +3
            Quote: Bearded
            which the Americans captured in third countries

            What were they doing there?
            Everyone scolds Turkey, and the hard-earned people are taken there, and they furiously scold the oligarchs for doing the same thing ... so that the Turks would build bayraktars with this money and kill our people in Ukraine ...
        3. AdAstra
          AdAstra 9 December 2022 09: 45
          +1
          I take a stick and beat this dog. Is the analogy clear?
          1. Boris55
            Boris55 10 December 2022 07: 32
            +1
            Quote from AdAstra
            I take a stick and beat this dog. Is the analogy clear?

            I understand you, but this is not our method.
            Today in Ukraine, without taking a stick, without declaring war, we are taking away from the United States its favorite delicacy - 20% of the world's natural reserves located on the territory of Russia, without which it will become toothless and voiceless. Having solved this problem, our example (so far timidly) will be followed by others. Is it clear now.
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      3. nirokok
        nirokok 9 December 2022 08: 43
        +2
        Yes, and it is possible not according to fake, but according to completely "international - democratic" articles ... There is no need to look for their donkey ears.
      4. Woodman
        Woodman 9 December 2022 08: 43
        +3
        Quote: Bearded
        For some reason, Israeli citizens are not taken hostage. Probably because

        they are constantly bombarded with rockets, buses and cars are attacked, suicide bombers blow up ...
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      1. NetKeys
        NetKeys 9 December 2022 09: 08
        -1
        You mentally generated a new case in an everyday way, acted simultaneously on the side of the prosecution and the side of the court, accused and yourself resolved it with a guilty verdict. Apparently, with a full and comprehensive study of the evidence in their totality. Without losing sight of the properties of evidence: relevance, admissibility, sufficiency and reliability. And also considering all the defense evidence. And also without losing sight of the rules for calculating the statute of limitations. As well as the doctrine of qualifications. And with the observance of the principle of immediacy.
        The implication of your passage is this:
        The requirements of the logical law of non-contradiction, as well as the ban on double standards, equally justify the application of any arbitrariness to you without any objections from your side. At the free will of any person from the street or the crowd.

        Or do you like the rule of law (a state of society characterized by the observance of laws)? Then why such a demarche? What should be done with you now?
        (For reference: double standards are the ability to simultaneously keep in mind two contradictory beliefs and accept them both as true).
      2. Machito
        Machito 9 December 2022 09: 09
        0
        Quote: Quote Lavrov
        Why such joy? It’s right to ask the question - why exactly the one who, developing corruption in our army, selling weapons to everyone who has money (didn’t think about who they shot at in the hands of Islamic fanatics, in Ossetia, Chechnya, etc.), suddenly turned out to be a symbol of a political deal with the United States?

        Because PMCs are a new trend in the Russian Federation. It reminds me of something. Oh yes, the oligarchs of Ukraine with their own battalions.
        1. AdAstra
          AdAstra 9 December 2022 09: 48
          +1
          Only this "trend" was somehow forgotten to be included in the laws, and yet we live in a "lawful state", yes.
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    5. digger
      digger 9 December 2022 09: 24
      +2
      Well .... as soon as the American value was arrested and condemned, they immediately stirred.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 December 2022 07: 50
    +14
    The fact that V. Bout finally returned home is wonderful. Almost 15 years fought for his release (exchange). Personally, I was "struck" by the American side, which preferred to make an exchange not for its intelligence agent (or spy at the call of the heart) who is in a Russian prison, but for a black drug addict and a lesbian. A former US Marine who worked for intelligence, white and obviously not gay, could go to jail. The American consciousness has been completely reformatted.
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      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 9 December 2022 08: 34
        -1
        Quote: Quote Lavrov
        for a career intelligence officer

        and who is the staff scout?!! belay
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    2. Stas157
      Stas157 9 December 2022 08: 18
      +6
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Practically 15 years of fighting for his release (exchange)

      What was this battle? In what specific mirror steps?
    3. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 9 December 2022 08: 18
      -3
      well, you turned it down .. I think they exchanged her not because of orientation, but because of fame .. twice Olympic and twice world champion .. and an unknown former marine is just a former marine .. nowadays it works like that, what can we do ... but in general, do not care, the main thing of our intelligence officer was returned ..
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 9 December 2022 11: 41
        0
        Quote: Level 2 Advisor
        exchanged not because of orientation, but because of fame

        Yes, and you turned down, based on the "adventures" of Bout, they shot a whole film. So at the expense of seriousness, you are somewhat wrong.
    4. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 9 December 2022 08: 43
      -1
      And now we are waiting for a furious option. UMMC offers Grainer a "space" contract and Grainer returns to Russia, preferably under Biden. Money is everything, American patriotism is nothing. hi
    5. ratoborets
      ratoborets 9 December 2022 10: 08
      +1
      This is great ... for Russia.
      In the US Army, 70% are white, and among the pilots of the US Air Force, all 87% are white.
      The Air Force's pilot corps is 93.6% male and 87.6% white
      The Air Force Pilot Corps is 93,6% male and 87,6% white.

      The realization that you are hated and despised by your own government and country for your skin color (white) and gender (male) does not add patriotism to white men serving in the American army, and repels many from going to serve in the army.
    6. Al manah
      Al manah 9 December 2022 14: 40
      -1
      Moreover, it was the Negro drug addicts who reformatted it with the threat of an uprising.
  3. Pharmacist
    Pharmacist 9 December 2022 07: 51
    +8
    I’ll say an unpopular thing, minus it ... But if our businessmen, and Bout in particular, roamed less abroad, then they wouldn’t end up in prisons there. And in the morning from all the irons: "Both is back! Bout is back!" What a joy on the way to work.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 9 December 2022 08: 17
      +4
      Then the businessmen would become beggars. For business, if we are talking about it, there are no loans in Russia. The percentage of monstrous, competitive goods and services do not. If you want to work and develop - go ask for a loan from a foreign uncle. And that's just one reason.
      So the question is, what's the point of business?
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      1. Shtrek
        Shtrek 9 December 2022 09: 07
        -1
        Quote Lavrov
        Today, 08: 20
        NEW

        +4
        I don’t remember when in the Russian Federation the arms trade by a private person suddenly became a permitted business .... don’t you want to wonder where and how exactly he took the weapon and did it shoot at our own fighters in some Chechnya?

        .... it’s also interesting ... or here’s another private person, .... he picks up bundles of criminals from the zones, takes weapons for them somewhere ..... or maybe this "business" has long been allowed and legal, but We just don't know about it?
    3. orionvitt
      orionvitt 9 December 2022 11: 46
      -1
      Quote from Pharmacist
      if our businessmen, and Bout in particular, roamed less abroad, then they wouldn’t end up in prisons there

      You are probably completely off topic. in this case, the question was not about business, but about politics. And not just about politics, but about large politician
  4. Amateur
    Amateur 9 December 2022 07: 53
    +6
    Great news! But there are several more citizens of the Russian Federation in American prisons, incl. accused of hacking. Russian border guards need to catch more Americans, and the SVR should organize the abduction of US citizens in exchange for ours. Yes, and in the DPR / LPR, it is necessary to organize the capture of Americans fighting on the side of Ukraine. They are definitely there.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 9 December 2022 08: 18
      0
      Those accused of hacking will be returned, but only with completely destroyed brains. There have been precedents...
  5. Buyan
    Buyan 9 December 2022 07: 54
    +2
    Well, wonderful, 1 more Russian citizen returned home
  6. Russ
    Russ 9 December 2022 07: 56
    +8
    The only argument for bargaining with the states is to arrest as many Americans as possible ......
    1. Kurganets-45
      Kurganets-45 9 December 2022 08: 23
      0
      let the hunt begin! Yankee go home, but only through jail
  7. Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 9 December 2022 08: 07
    +4
    why Mikhalych ... it was necessary 15 years ago to catch a couple of hundred lesbians and Borka Moisa to boot ... yes ... the law on legebete should have been adopted then
  8. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 9 December 2022 08: 14
    0
    There is no doubt that this guy is from the special services) Without special training and high motivation, no one would have lasted so long.
  9. Tagan
    Tagan 9 December 2022 08: 15
    +3
    Quote: rotmistr60
    The fact that V. Bout finally returned home is wonderful. Almost 15 years fought for his release (exchange). Personally, I was "struck" by the American side, which preferred to make an exchange not for its intelligence agent (or spy at the call of the heart) who is in a Russian prison, but for a black drug addict and a lesbian. A former US Marine who worked for intelligence, white and obviously not gay, could go to jail. The American consciousness has been completely reformatted.

    Based on the available information, the mattress pad initially pushed for the exchange of the scout, but our side rejected this option. In my opinion, the mattresses put themselves in a difficult position, having previously promoted the drug addict of the cock community and dispersed the topic of inequality and persecution of LGBT people in our country. Well, what at that moment was in their trend: the struggle for the rights of sexual minorities and the like. Our people took advantage of this moment, which personally pleased me very much.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 9 December 2022 08: 33
      +4
      Quote: Tagan
      In my opinion, the mattresses put themselves in a difficult position, having previously promoted the drug addict of the cock community

      I will tell you more, in rare times, having finalized the law on LGBT, it is possible for Russia to FINALLY arrest foreign citizens for "cock" addictions. It's time to declare war on this Western lawlessness on arrests and extraditions ... They figured out an LGBT person abroad, extradited him on a private yacht (warship) to Russia and exchanged them for Russians who fell under American lawlessness ...
      1. Vladimir80
        Vladimir80 9 December 2022 08: 47
        -1
        It will not work - too many children of the top live in the west, they are like hostages there. What was invented in the Middle Ages - our rulers today voluntarily perform.
        1. yuriy55
          yuriy55 9 December 2022 09: 15
          +2
          Quote: Vladimir80
          It won't work - too many children of the top live in the west

          And we should not have people at the top whose children live in the West. Every time they need to poke in the face with this fact, so that they spin in their chairs, as if in a frying pan ... Until they receive a “magic”, relieving from the burden of public service, a kick with a remark: “Sorry, I didn’t live up to confidence!”
        2. orionvitt
          orionvitt 9 December 2022 11: 53
          0
          Quote: Vladimir80
          too many children of the top live in the west,

          Many of which, by the way, belong to the very category whose advertising was banned in the Russian Federation. By the way, like their parents.
      2. AdAstra
        AdAstra 9 December 2022 09: 51
        +1
        Only with 'private yachts' has strained today. hi
        1. yuriy55
          yuriy55 9 December 2022 10: 02
          0
          Quote from AdAstra
          Only with 'private yachts' has strained today. hi

          You can also use the state one, like: "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov" ... lol
          1. AdAstra
            AdAstra 9 December 2022 11: 44
            0
            By this phrase, I meant this, because so much has been written here about the state of our Navy hi
  10. flyer
    flyer 9 December 2022 08: 24
    0
    And besides Bout, we don't have any more people in captivity abroad? Scouts, hackers, pro-Russian activists?
  11. Tagan
    Tagan 9 December 2022 08: 26
    -1
    Quote: Quote Lavrov
    To exchange a criminal who traded in weapons, which probably shot at Russian soldiers in many parts of the world (or PMCs in Africa, but these are also ours) for a career intelligence officer - this is strong. It is strange not that the United States did not think of this before, but that we ourselves did not propose this ...

    Well, what are you turning everything inside out? According to available information, it was the mattress that offered an exchange for a scout.
    "criminal who sold weapons" is, again, the version of the penguins and your rehash, which has not been confirmed, as far as is known.
  12. yuriy55
    yuriy55 9 December 2022 08: 27
    0
    Was it really so difficult to understand that even cats are not afraid of an old toothless dog ... Did they look for and find methods for Uncle Sam?
    I'm really happy for Victor! Health and happiness to his family and friends!
  13. art having
    art having 9 December 2022 08: 33
    -1
    Yes, this is very important to us....
  14. Million
    Million 9 December 2022 08: 42
    +1
    A good roof at a private arms dealer!
    By the way, is it possible in Russia?
    1. ArchiPhil
      ArchiPhil 9 December 2022 08: 51
      +3
      Quote: Million
      A good roof at a private arms dealer!

      A little patience and? Oops! Viktor Bout in the State Duma. bully
  15. ximkim
    ximkim 9 December 2022 08: 43
    -1
    Quote from Pharmacist
    I’ll say an unpopular thing, minus it ... But if our businessmen, and Bout in particular, roamed less abroad, then they wouldn’t end up in prisons there. And in the morning from all the irons: "Both is back! Bout is back!" What a joy on the way to work.

    This is all joy before a fly in the ointment.
    After all, the governor's son faces imprisonment abroad.
    And, probably, an exchange will take place if necessary.
  16. Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 9 December 2022 08: 43
    -1
    What was exchanged is good, but it’s stupid to make noise and “overcome” it.
  17. Uprun
    Uprun 9 December 2022 08: 52
    +1
    A bit from the history of the exchange. The demands of the striped ones were 2 to 1. Ours rested - 1 to 1. Pancake (the son of a dog) began to broadcast that Russia’s position is not constructive ....., it’s impossible to agree on anything with them .... As a result, all Wishlist striped shortened - 1 to 1, period. The outlaws washed up!!!!!!!!!! Here is the main result, you can push through them ......., hechemon bends .........
  18. dimasik-nl
    dimasik-nl 9 December 2022 09: 53
    +1
    It even looks very good, considering that he did not stare at the resorts of the Mayam region