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Geopolitical mosaic: because of mass protests, Turkish hotels suffer heavy losses, and in the USA they invented bullets with pork

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Russia is helping Syria. At the airport "Al-Basel" of the city of Latakia, two sides of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations landed with 25 tons of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people. The humanitarian aid was transferred to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organization, SANA.

On behalf of the Syrian people, the governor of Lattakia Province, Ahmad Sheikh Abdel-Kader, expressed gratitude to Russia for its support in the difficult time of the fight against terrorism.

The head of the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Karen Basilyan, said that support for the Syrian people will continue until peace in the country. Humanitarian assistance is aimed at ensuring the basic needs of refugees and victims.

For illegal entry into Syria - a prison. Bashar Asad issued a law that provides for imprisonment and a fine for illegal entry into the country. Reports about it MIGnews.com with reference to SANA.

“Any person who illegally entered Syrian territory secretly will face imprisonment from 1 to 5 years,” the article says. The law also provides for fines ranging from 5 to 10 million Syrian pounds (25000-50000 dollars).

Ankhar Kochneva reports. Her article appeared on the resource Utro.ru.

The material reported on the airfield, recently returned under the control of the army.

“The military conducting a“ tour ”for me on the damaged Debaa airfield tell how the militants repainted old aircraft several times and shot them on video, posing as the next“ shot down "board. In total, there were four old military training aircraft and two agricultural aircraft in the territory of Debaa aviation».


The military airfield ceased to be in the 1980s. It was converted to an airfield serving the needs of civil agricultural aviation. But little is known about this. That is why the militants recorded their videos here for the Al-Jazeera channel.

One civilian aircraft was burned at the entrance to the territory of Debaa, another militants were taken to a neighboring village to "participate in the shooting."

Protests in Turkey continue. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul under police supervision, reports RIA News" with reference to Hurriyet Daily News.

According to the newspaper, on Tuesday evening, people gathered in the square to protest in connection with the release of a policeman suspected of murdering a demonstrator before the trial. Similar actions took place in a number of other cities.

The demonstration in Istanbul was peaceful.

The tourism industry in Turkey can be seriously affected. Almost 216000 armor in hotels has been canceled by tourists since the beginning of mass protests. Such data are presented in a report submitted by the Association of Tourist Hotels and Investors of Turkey (TUROB), writes MIGnews.com.

Riots and demonstrations forced many tourists to cancel their reservations.

The report divided Istanbul into three areas: 113 hotels in the Taksim-Beyoglu-Sisli-Besiktas region suffered losses in the amount of 51,3 million euros with 181737 cancellations; 150 hotels in Fatih - Ataturk Airport have suffered a loss of 2,7 million euros with 18582 cancellations. More 35 hotels on the Asian side of Istanbul suffered losses in the amount of 598300 euros with 4426 cancellations. Total: what happened in the park Gezi cost hotels 54,7 million euros of losses.

Karzai and Obama want to talk peacefully with the Taliban. The presidents of the United States and Afghanistan, in a telephone conversation yesterday, confirmed that they support holding peace talks between the Afghan authorities and the Taliban, correspondent RIA Novosti Peter Martynychev, referring to the press service of the White House.

The report says: “The leaders reaffirmed that the reconciliation process conducted by the Afghans themselves is the best way to stop the violence and ensure stability in Afghanistan and the region, and expressed support for the Doha office to negotiate between the High Peace Council and authorized representatives of the Taliban.

Elizabeth II awarded the creators of the Internet. The Queen of Great Britain held a reception yesterday in Buckingham Palace dedicated to the establishment of a prize in the scientific and technical field in the amount of 1 million pounds (more than 1,5 million dollars). This was announced by the representative of the press service of the Queen’s London residence, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Grigory Zimenkov.

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is awarded to authors of engineering innovations that have had a significant impact on human progress. The people who directly participated in the creation of the world wide web became debutants of the award: Englishman Tim Berners-Lee, Frenchman Louis Puzen, Americans Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf and Marc Andreessen.

Berlin is waiting for an explanation from London. The German government sent a request to London in connection with the published information about the program of spying on e-mail and phone calls conducted by the British special services. "Lenta.ru" with reference to The Guardian. German authorities are interested in, among other things, the answer to the question of whether the citizens of Germany are not objects of surveillance.

Also in the letter, which the Minister of Justice of Germany Sabina Leutheuser-Schnarrenberger sent to the British ministries of justice and home affairs, asked whether the program was sanctioned by the court and what its legal framework was. Also, the German minister is interested in whether the surveillance program is used selectively to search for specific information, or its scope is broader.

Representatives of the German authorities are not the first time criticizing the program "Tempora". Angela Merkel expressed her disappointment, and the Minister of Justice called this the “Hollywood nightmare”.

However, the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, declared the work of the special services legal, and called the exchange of the data obtained with the United States, in which the British special services were convicted, “irreplaceable.”

The material on the Tempora program, conducted by the British Government Communications Center, recalls Lenta, was published on June 22 in the newspaper The Guardian with reference to Edward Snowden. The intelligence service connected to transatlantic cables to track private telephone conversations, emails, and social media posts. Then the information received was exchanged with the United States.

Replacement for the premiere. Czech President Milos Zeman appointed his economic adviser Jiri Rusnok as prime minister - instead of leaving the post in connection with the Peter Nechas scandal. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the TV channel ČT24.

According to Zeman, the office of the Rusnok may work only until September, Reuters reports. The term of office of the new government may be limited if it is not supported by the parliamentary parties. In this case, they can dissolve the lower house and appoint new elections.

The scandal in the Czech Republic was described in detail in previous releases of the Geopolitical Mosaic.

Deadline for Berlusconi. Giuseppe Guastella ("Corriere della Sera"; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") talked about the sentence Berlusconi.

The Milan court not only found Silvio Berlusconi guilty, but also decided to initiate an investigation into defense witnesses, suspecting them of giving false testimony.

“The judges sentenced Silvio Berlusconi to 7 years in prison in the Ruby case, although the prosecutor demanded 6 years: in 2010, 73 the summer prime minister had paid sex with Karima el-Marug, while he was aware that Moroccan was total 17 years. When the girl was taken to the questura for identification, the former prime minister, in order to prevent her from telling about what was happening at Villa Arcore during the “Bunga-Bunga” parties, put such strong pressure on the police leadership that Ruby was transferred to bail out to a regional adviser Nicole Minetti, ”notes the Italian edition.

The court’s decision also refers to the transfer of witness cases to the 32 Prosecutor’s Office (almost all represent the defense) for giving false testimony.

True, the court decision is not final, it will be sent to the Court of Cassation.

Belarusian businessmen against the Customs Union. Belarusian entrepreneurs plan to collect signatures for the country's exit from the Customs Union. The relevant decision, according to the “Belarusian News”, It was adopted at the forum of entrepreneurs, held on June 24 in Minsk. The dissatisfaction of representatives of the Belarusian business is caused by the technical regulations of the TS, which will enter into force in the near future, notes "Lenta.ru".

27 June businessmen are going to arrange a one-day strike against the introduction of technical regulations in action (according to the Charter 97, they are going to hold a strike throughout the country). At the same time, the signature collection campaign details will be clarified.

The regulation applies to light industry products. In Belarus, it should enter into force on July 1 2013 year. Local entrepreneurs are not happy with the fact that he obliges them to obtain certificates for products imported from Russia. Belarusian News notes that certification is an expensive procedure.

The Belarusian authorities are ready to meet businessmen. A number of ministries and departments are preparing a decree designed to simplify the certification procedure.

Business representatives propose “to accredit testing laboratories and centers in importing countries so that manufacturers of imported products independently certify them on site and equip them with a sign of compliance with the requirements of technical regulations”. They also advocate that retail entrepreneurs should be exempted from product certification.

Kazakhs will not deploy Irtysh. In Kazakhstan, they do not plan to deploy the channel of the Irtysh River. With such a statement, as reported "Lenta.ru" With reference to Tengrinews, the press service of the Astana branch of the Kazakh Research and Design Institute for Construction and Architecture (KazNIISA) spoke.

As reported by KazNIISA, the scheme provides only for the transfer of a part of the Irtysh flow - with a volume of up to six cubic kilometers (earlier in the press it was reported that we are talking about the construction of the Irtysh-Syrdarya channel). The institute also noted that this issue will be considered with the participation of neighboring states.

“Who counts with him, with this empty man?” Moldovan Orthodox believers can organize protests if President Nicolae Timofti attempts to obstruct the visit of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill to Chisinau. On this edition of the "Pulse of the Day" said the Bishop of Balti and Falesti Markel, reports "Lenta.ru".

So he commented on the information that the head of state does not approve the visit of the head of the ROC. Timofti had previously argued, recalling Lenta, that Kirill’s arrival was due to “the political context that puts the country in a position of hostage between East and West.”

“Who counts with him, with this empty man (Timofti. - Approx.“ Tapes ”)? Should he raise his filthy voice against His Holiness Patriarch Cyril? If we organize a church, then we’ll clear everything in our path, can he at least understand his 65-year-old head? ”Said Markel, urging the president to deal with more pressing issues, such as raising pensions.

The visit of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Moldova and Transnistria is scheduled for September 7-9.

Will Japan create ballistic missiles? The Ministry of Defense of Japan has begun to consider the development of ballistic missiles with a range of 400-500 km, which will be used for the defense of Senkaku. Reports about it correspondent ITAR-TASS Igor Belyaevreferring to the Sankey newspaper.

Ballistic missiles are planned to be deployed on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa to prevent a possible invasion of the Senkaku Islands from China. A detailed project plan will be prepared by July as part of the national security program.

In the case of a missile project, Japanese self-defense forces will receive ballistic missiles for the first time: until now, Japan did not have long-range offensive weapons.

What happens in the APR in 2021 year. The Asia-Pacific region in less than ten years will bypass North America in terms of military spending. This forecast is contained in a published study on defense and trade allocations. weapons in the world. Prepared by his military weekly "Jane's Defense Weekly", writes correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanov.

ATP will bypass the United States and Canada in terms of such expenditures on defense expenditures by 2021. The countries of the Asia-Pacific region, led by China, India and Japan, will increase military financing by 35% compared to the level of 2013 of the year - up to 501 billion dollars. So say the experts. In 2021, China will spend on defense 207,24 billion dollars, India - 68,43 billion, and Japan - 65,71 billion, analysts say.

Russia's expenses for similar purposes in the same year will be 106,39 billion dollars, the authors say.

The United States, according to the forecast, will spend on defense by this time 472,25 billion dollars.

Chavez Street in Khoroshevsky district. The street in the Khoroshevsky district of Moscow will be named after Hugo Chavez. This decision was reported by the acting chairman of the public relations committee of the city, Alexander Chistyakov.

“It was decided to rename nine projected passages and one nameless bridge. In particular, it was decided to assign to the projected passage №5509, located in the Khoroshyovsky district in the north of Moscow, the name of Chavez street, ”- quoted Chistyakov channel "RT".

Street length - 170 meters. It is a square and leads to the hotel.

American abbreviation. The United States will reduce the number of ground forces by 2017 thousand by the end of the financial year 30 (by September 80), Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno told journalists, correspondent RIA "News" Peter Martynychev.

According to him, the number of troops will be reduced by 14%: from 570 thousand troops to 490 thousand. The cuts will be accompanied by reorganization: instead of 45, brigades in the ground forces will have 33.

Snowden lives in Sheremetyevo. A former US intelligence officer is still at the Sheremetyevo airport. Location of Snowden at a press conference during a visit to Finland, Vladimir Putin revealed, writes Interfax.

“He is like a transit passenger in the transit hall and is still there,” the president said. “He came as a transit passenger - and he does not need a visa or other documents. As a transit passenger, he has the right to buy a ticket and fly where he wants, ”the Russian leader stressed. “He does not cross the state border, so he does not need a visa,” Putin said.

Moscow, according to Putin, is not going to hand over the American to Washington. “With regard to the possible extradition anywhere, we can extradite some foreign nationals only to the states with which we have relevant international agreements on the extradition of criminals,” the Russian leader said, adding that such an agreement with the United States Russia did not conclude.

The accusations that Russia was involved in organizing Snowden's flight from American justice, Putin called "nonsense and nonsense."

Humiliation of Obama. In a review on the hot topic of the fugitive Snowden, "Inopressa" led the opinion of Western observers.

“A measure of respect: our friends in Hong Kong, China, Russia and Ecuador,” the commentary on The Wall Street Journal is so entitled.

“As president, I’m going to restore America’s status to the world,” Obama’s words from the presidential debate in 2008 remind this publication. Today, the White House administration announces to the world that it is very important for her to return Snowden to the US.

Oh, if only the world was equally important to the opinion of the United States! - writes a magazine.

The United States asked Hong Kong to arrest and extradite Snowden, but the Hong Kong authorities allowed him to fly to Moscow.

Then Secretary of State Kerry called on Russia to send Snowden to the United States, and the Russian media write that, according to the statements of the Russian authorities, there are no legal grounds for his arrest.

The Snowden Saga demonstrates that the Obama administration’s foreign influence is drying up, according to Bret Stevens in the same edition of The Wall Street Journal. “It's funny that Putin seems to always reveal a civil liberty activist when it gives a chance to humiliate the United States. If the Russian government wants someone not to walk on Russian soil, it either expels it from this land or hides it under the ground, ”the material says.

The main lesson of the Snowden case is that the “era of American powerlessness” has arrived.

“The Obama administration has decided not to get involved in annoying situations abroad, and now wonders that its foreign influence is drying up,” Stevens sighs impatiently.

“The Snowden case highlights the double standards of Ecuador,” indicates The Washington Post.

China defiantly showed disrespect for the Obama administration, facilitating Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong. “Russia may do the same. But it’s impossible to surpass Rafael Correa’s anti-American impudence, which is intended to give Soden political asylum. “With Snowden in the lead, Correa will be able to advance his most precious dream - he intends to become the main anti-American demagogue in the whole hemisphere instead of the late Chávez,” writes the publication.

But every cloud has a silver lining: the Snowden case will focus on the fact that Correa suppresses freedom of speech, and also builds herself from the enemy of the United States, at the same time profiting from trade preferences. After all, Ecuador exports many goods to the United States duty free. “By the way, in July the period of preferences expires if the US Congress does not extend their validity. If Correa welcomes Snowden hospitably, there is an easy way to demonstrate that trying to tease the Yankees must be paid for, ”the newspaper notes.

Obama prefers not to speak out about the situation with Snowden, because each threat will only finally confirm the powerlessness of the United States, according to columnist Uwe Schmitt in the German Die Welt.

"Hide and seek" of a former CIA and NSA programmer has become truly humiliating for the United States, the journalist said. Washington faces diplomatic implications of Hong Kong, Beijing, Moscow, not to mention Cuba and Ecuador, but no one “seems to be seriously bothered by the US threat”.

As for the Russian position, which consists in the fact that "Snowden didn’t commit any illegal actions on the territory of the Russian Federation on the territory of the airport", it is hardly possible to find fault legally. The transit zone at the airport is not Russian territory.

“It is unlikely that the Americans themselves would have used a different argument if there was any former employee of the Russian special services at the American airport who exposed a gigantic tracking program for the Russian special services,” the journalist said. - The Congress would immediately begin to put pressure on the White House so that it “would not kneel before Moscow”, and senators or deputies would immediately appear who saw the hero and freedom fighter in this Russian agent.

“In the meantime, Edward Snowden is leading the United States and applauding such US geostrategic competitors as Moscow and Beijing, these same politicians blame Obama for weakness,” the journalist said. And this, as American politician John King admitted, "is definitely a diplomatic defeat for Obama and the United States."

America came up with how Russia will give Snowden. The US authorities are convinced that Russia has a “clear legal basis” for expulsion from the country of Snowden. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.

As stated by the official representative of the US National Security Council Caitlin Hayden, relevant legal grounds are the lack of a valid passport at Snowden, as well as official accusations of disclosing secret information brought against him in the United States. Hayden said that the Russian authorities had been asked to "immediately" send Snowden out of the country.

Cut to earn. The USA Today journalists studied data from the government, insurance companies, and medical professional associations. It turned out that from 10% to 20% of surgical operations is done by doctors without sufficient reason - for the sake of earnings. Details - from the correspondent "Voices of Russia" Roman Mamonov.

US medical statistics has data that tens of thousands of unnecessary surgeries are performed in the country each year. Thousands of people are victims of fraud and incompetence of doctors. This problem is hidden from society.

History 34-year-old Jonathan Stelli is like that.

“The doctor told me that I need a pacemaker. I did not understand if I needed this. It seemed right to me to solve this problem while I was young. They made an angiogram, then they called and said that they need to have an operation. I was playing baseball at the time and I thought that I had to have an operation to continue playing. The cardiologist then said: "If you want to live to see 30, you have to do this operation."


Fraud opened by chance. The doctor is now in jail, Jonathan's pacemaker removed. He can forget about the athlete's career: he no longer passes under medical restrictions.

In the US, tens of thousands of such victims. In some areas, the number of unnecessary operations comes to 20%. We are talking about such serious interventions as surgery on the spine, knee joints, cesarean section and removal of the uterus.

New York lawyer George Gellis says that the root of evil lies in the principle of pay. Doctors receive money from insurance companies for each operation. Therefore, fraudsters in lab coats convince patients to agree to costly procedures unnecessary for them.

“The problem has really become serious in the last 3-4 of the year, mainly because of the ongoing health care reform in the United States,” says George Gellis. - And usually we are not talking about medical errors, but about fraud with insurance payments. In most cases, such unnecessary operations are harmless to the health of the patient. The reason is that doctors have the opportunity to issue additional bills to insurance companies. Basically we are talking about fraud with the programs "Medicaid" and "Medicare", that is, programs that are funded by the government. "

The damage from fraud is in the hundreds of millions. According to the audit of the pensioners' medical insurance program - “Medicare” - only in 2011 a year, approximately 10% of vertebral arthrodesis operations were carried out without sufficient grounds. And the budget paid for them 175 million dollars.

The state spends taxes on wine and porn. The US Tax Inspectorate (IRS) check again revealed abuses: employees were spending budget money on wine, plush toys, and porn. This was reported in the report of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Finance, writes correspondent RIA "News" Peter Martynychev.

With another check, the US Treasury found out how the IRS employees were spending money from business credit cards.

Once for lunch, officials bought 28 bottles of wine. In other cases, official business cards were used to buy plush animals, a device for the production of popcorn, pills, romantic novels, steaks, smartphones, children's games. Two business credit card holders spent on online pornography. They didn’t find anything better than to declare later that they had stolen the cards from them. One of the employees managed to “sow” as many as five credit cards.

RIA “Novosti” reminds that at the beginning of May 2013 of the IRS apologized for the fact that “by mistake” conducted intensive checks of organizations in 2012. Additional checks were made for organizations claiming the tax-free status of 75, the names of which included the words “Tea Party” or “Patriot”.

Last week, the management of the Tax Service appointed a new director for the tax exempt organization, Lois Lerner left this post. It is noted that she confessed to illegal tax audits of opposition organizations.

American trade will steer the billionaire. The US Senate approved Penny Pritzker as Minister of Commerce. 97 lawmakers were in favor of her candidacy, 1 was against, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Zlodorev.

Barack Obama thanked the senators for supporting Pritzker’s candidacy, calling her “a proven leader, a successful entrepreneur, and one of the most respected women in modern business.” According to the president, “she will be a key member of the economic team” in the administration.

Obama's longtime acquaintance 53-year-old P. Pritzker is considered one of the richest American women and the most affluent among all members of the current cabinet. Her condition - 1,85 billion.

Earlier, the Ministry of Trade led John Bryson. He resigned in June 2012 for health reasons. Minister’s duties were performed by his deputy, Rebecca Blank.

Pork innovations. Covering bullets using pork will discourage Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans believe. About the new "invention" tells the channel "RT".

The cartridges manufactured by South Fork Industries were called “Jihawg Ammo” (from the words jihad and the distorted hog - boar).

The developers are convinced that the novelty will help eradicate the manifestations of aggression among Muslim radicals. The main pig of an advertising campaign is: "The world through pork." The firm considers bullets to be "a peaceful and natural deterrent to radical Islam."

Moreover, Americans believe that with such bullets you can not only kill a terrorist, but also send him to hell: after all, according to the Quran, they think that a Muslim who died during the "holy war" cannot go to heaven if his body it was defiled by pork.

Experts, however, doubt the effectiveness of innovative ammunition. Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University Shannon Dunn says that the Quran does not define punishment for those who accidentally come into contact with pork. Moreover, according to one of the versions, a Muslim is allowed to eat pork, if otherwise he faces hunger.

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, believes that the idea of ​​releasing such cartridges is a way to make money from Islamophobia.

Will we hear please help from Uncle Sam? Second of August. What is this black day? It turns out that the term before this day was appointed by the US Treasury. By the 2 number, Congress must decide on increasing the maximum amount of public debt. If members of Congress do not come to a common opinion by this date, the country's economy will shake, the portal writes Mixednews.ru with reference to faithbasedinvestor.com.

The expert of the non-profit organization Bipartisan Policy Center believes that in August the Treasury will be able to pay a little more than half of 80 million monthly liabilities to creditors. The head of the Treasury will have to make a decision about paying bills on a selective basis.

First of all, Geithner will close his obligations to buyers of government bonds in order to avoid technical default. After meeting the requirements of institutional investors, the Treasury will remain in front of the problem of multi-million liabilities to domestic creditors: social insurance payments, payments to employees of federal agencies.

S & P threatens to downgrade the US debt rating from the current AAA immediately to level D. This will happen if the maximum amount of public debt is not increased to the deadline set by the Treasury. In "Moody's" can downgrade the rating by three steps - to the level of Aa.

"We are a great Russia, enough for us to be rude." Jill Doggerty's Blog CNN (translation source - Mixednews.ru) spoke about why the Russian president is the focus of news sources.

Here is the story of the allegedly assigned “Super Bowl” ring worth 25000 dollars, which belonged to Robert Kraft. Here and the announcement that Putin at odds with his wife after almost 30-year marriage. And then the “ice meeting” with Barack Obama at the G8 summit.

Where does ice come from and why is there no humor?

There are all reasons for this, the journalist notes: economic growth in Russia is slowing down, and Putin is climbing into the reserve fund. In addition, the "revolution of shale oil," said Doggerty, promises to reduce the needs of Europe for Russian energy resources. But about this - tsss - you can not talk to Putin. Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European Studies at Georgetown University Angela Stent notes:

“Putin focuses on criticism, almost ridiculing the West, which has really become worse. I think that the Russian leadership believes that the United States is in a state of decline, Europe is also in a state of decline, and in fact they do not need anything from us.

They would like to receive more investments, but they understand that in any case they will receive investments, because they correctly calculated that the enterprises of the United States and other countries are interested in Russia. ”


In the book The Limits of Partnership: American-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century, A. Stent explored complex relations with Putin's Russia. According to her, several years ago, the document of the Russian Foreign Ministry, which said: "We must have good relations with the West, if we want them to participate in the modernization of our economy, and if we want to extract economic benefits," became known. However, Stent says, “now they don’t think so. They think they can get investments no matter what they do. ”

Nevertheless, Stent notes, the Russian leadership seems to be “lacking realism” regarding the real state of the economy. “If they want to get away from an economy based on raw materials (although this is not obvious), they need Western know-how and technology. But I think the people who understand this, whom we would associate with former President Dmitry Medvedev and this camp, are not honored now. ”

The mockery of the United States, says the researcher, works well in Russia and at home. “Putin has the support of a certain part of the population, who positively perceives the declaration“ We are a great Russia, that's enough for us to be rude. ”

Andrew Weiss, an expert on Russia who worked for the National Security Council during the Clinton presidency, and now serves as vice president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, states that Putin is in isolation. “Russia has few international partners,” the analyst notes, “and Putin has no close personal connections and relationships. But this does not affect his views ... that the West is in decline, and that America is retreating. He is still sure of that. ”

"Potemkin village" on a global scale. In the article "Post-apocalyptic image of Russia" (Nowa Europa Wschodnia, Poland; source of translation - "InoSMI") Zemovit Shcherek declares that Russia enjoys not too good fame in the world, and therefore Moscow is going to change the order of things. How will she do it? Will create "another Potemkin village - this time on a global scale."

Here is the Russian landscape through the eyes of a western citizen:

“From the stereotypical western point of view, Russia is a country that is crumbling into parts. This is the land that survived the apocalypse, the Slavic version of the story from Mad Max (Mad Max), in which the desert was occupied by endless swamps dotted with rare birch trees and shabby concrete ruins. In this eternal twilight, drunken, powerless beggars wander around this land, who have to fight every day with other phenomena of Russian nature: oligarchs, unpunished policemen and their autocrat. Elite clung to minerals, and spends funds from their sale on the army or pockets it, while ordinary people live on leftovers from the master's table. ”


The journalist believes that this nightmarish image is tired of Russia, and she is going to correct it. The result of the “amendment” should be: a) spilling balsam on Russian souls; b) improving the country's performance in rating agencies; c) expansion of the scope of "soft power".

The scope of the “soft power” of Moscow today includes: Serbia, the Republika Srpska in Bosnia, Northern Kosovo, Greece, Cyprus, Eastern Ukraine, Belarus, and partly Central Asia with the Caucasus, the author notes. Well, plus a few more countries - “so remote and romantic-minded, that the memory of the Soviet Union is still alive there ...”

But the majority of Serbs puts not on Russia, but on Brussels, the journalist believes. Greece and Cyprus airings in Moscow are due to the fact that the EU has devastated their pockets. Eastern Ukraine and Belarus cherish the Russian-speaking cultural community, and for part of the Caucasus and Central Asia, Russia is a place where you can earn more than at home. About the distant "romance" the author does not see much point to talk.

Everywhere in the application of "soft power" Shcherek sees some failures.

“Balanced” image of Russia, issued by the channel “RT”, failed in 2008 year - “after the Russian invasion of Georgia, when the international and professional Russia Today team did not doubt for a moment who was bad in this conflict and who should be sprinkled flowers on the streets of liberated cities. The march of a positive image of Russia in the world ended before it began. ”

Putin instructed diplomats to improve the country's image abroad, but the customs officers on the Russian border are just as rude, arrogant, and meticulous "to idiocy," the author writes.

The police in Moscow continue to complicate the lives of businessmen, owning in full "the art of looking for the most amazing reasons for extorting bribes from their (often random) victims."

The country's infrastructure, the journalist notes, "breathes its last: its margin of safety comes to an end, as can be seen from the increasing number of construction, air, river and other disasters."

"State bodies pretend that they successfully cope with their constitutional role and work for the benefit of citizens, but in fact everything is the opposite: more and more it seems that the Russian state is acting against the interests of Russians."


Attempts to “improve the image of Russia” remind the author of the tactic of “advertising the white-painted grave tomb”.

“The Russians understand that a good image of the country contributes to the inflow of investments, but what is the use, for example, of a bridge in Vladivostok claiming to be the new wonder of the world, which cost a billion dollars if this building is absolutely absurd. It connects the city with the island, where about five thousand people live, who do not need the longest suspension bridge in the world, but, for example, asphalt to get to it, not to mention the plumbing or sewage ... ”


Moscow may be trying to improve its image, the author writes. But it does not have the “charm of Brazil, the energy of India or the reliability of China.” Therefore, sooner or later it will be reproached for the superficiality of change.

At the same time, the author forgets, let us add that the persistently imagined “drunk disfranchised beggars” persistently imagined by some, sadly wandering among swamps and stunted birches, is a very convenient stereotype. And the destruction of it means not only reporting the truth to ordinary people eating popcorn at televisions, but also weakening the already shaky image of the West.

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  1. Chuck-norris
    Chuck-norris 26 June 2013 12: 23 New
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    "America came up with how Russia will extradite Snowden."

    They gave it to us themselves. There is no extradition agreement. And the passport is canceled and he cannot leave. It will be a landmark of Sheremetyevo ahahaha. "Look to the left of the Anto American spy!" )))))))))

    http://www.russia.ru/news/politics/2013/6/26/13181.html

    “Snowden’s American passport has been canceled; he does not have any other identification documents in his hands. Therefore, he is forced to remain in the Sheremetyevo transit zone, since he can neither enter Russia nor buy a ticket, ”Interfax quotes.
    1. experienced
      experienced 26 June 2013 12: 28 New
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      Second of August. What is this rainy day? It turns out that up to this day the US Treasury has appointed. By 2nd, Congress must decide to increase the maximum amount of public debt

      Interestingly, there are still naive people in the world who believe that the US will repay debts? winked
      US authorities are convinced that Russia has a “clear legal basis” for expelling Snowden from the country.

      I prefer Zhirinovsky’s position to “gut” what he knows and exchange for Buta, Yaroshenko and Oleg Kalugin. laughing
      1. BARKAS
        BARKAS 26 June 2013 13: 08 New
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        Quote: seasoned
        I like Zhirinovsky’s position more,

        Everyone has their own opinion, only our human rights defenders in silence are silent, they don’t even squeak, clearly try to only stand up for a person and you’ll immediately lose American money!
        1. stroporez
          stroporez 26 June 2013 13: 23 New
          38
          the word “human rights defender” is currently synonymous with the word “prostitute”
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      3. folds
        folds 27 June 2013 19: 06 New
        0
        Will we hear “please help” from Uncle Sam? Second of August. What is this rainy day?
        Airborne Forces Day is a holiday, not a rainy day wink
    2. newnutella
      newnutella 26 June 2013 13: 30 New
      +8
      It will be like a doctor from the film "Attracting Italians in Russia"
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 26 June 2013 13: 31 New
      +1
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      "America came up with how Russia will extradite Snowden."

      They gave it to us themselves. There is no extradition agreement. And the passport is canceled and he cannot leave. It will be a landmark of Sheremetyevo ahahaha. "Look to the left of the Anto American spy!" )))))))))


      Nenad to be mistaken. Fly away when he wants. Now Ecuador or Venezuela will issue his passport to him, and he can just fly where he wants, if it is official, but if not then right now he can fly to the country that granted asylum.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 26 June 2013 17: 58 New
        +6
        Fly away - and they will kill him. And he will be lucky if they just kill him. They can do this (for advertising purposes, nothing personal), which is disgusting to say ... He accomplished his feat, achieved his goals. Now his task is not to defame the cause for which he left his dolce vita.
        No Ecuador and Iceland can defend his life and freedom for more than three days. The same Assange would have been at a nearby meeting with Booth for a long time if he had been to Ecuador and not to his embassy. But Snowden cannot openly seek refuge from us - the scream will rise instantly - he was a Russian spy from the very beginning! Here is the testimony of the midwife - the first word he said was "Serving the Soviet Union!"
        Therefore, he kind of accidentally froze here. And now he decides what is more valuable to him - to stay clean or stay alive. And ours are looking for a solution - how to get more from it without getting dirty. Because "gutting and throwing out" is profitable. But this is not done in Russian. Let the son of a lawyer scream what he wants, now to be Russian is the only road to the future that is not filled with shit ...
        1. carbofo
          carbofo 28 June 2013 18: 49 New
          0
          Quote: Mikhail3
          And ours are looking for a solution - how to get more from it without getting dirty. Because "gutting and throwing out" is profitable. But this is not done in Russian. Let the son of a lawyer scream what he wants, now to be Russian is the only road to the future that is not filled with shit ...


          Gold words. West or East, they wouldn’t have thought about it for a long time!
    4. Nevsky
      Nevsky 26 June 2013 14: 01 New
      -6
      I recommend everyone to pay attention to this essay:

      "Potemkin village" on a global scale. Polish kurva! am Even Oleg Chuvakin found few arguments and only clung to the stereotype of the drunk. But for the rest, what can the Pole say.? Well bared our rear. And Belgrade, which betrayed us, clearly noticed. Is it possible to dispute the interpretation of the Georgian-Russian conflict. It's a shame .. sad Not blue (west) poke them, if really seriously and in the spirit of "experienced". what
      1. experienced
        experienced 26 June 2013 14: 10 New
        +5
        Quote: Nevsky
        if really serious and in the spirit of "experienced".

        Stanislav, you are not tired of my nickname in the comments "poke"? If you have any questions and complaints, I will answer through the PM ... This is already boring (censorship). I’m not a whipping boy; if I’m “getting started,” I can also ride a raven. The topic is close to you, well, delve further into this odorless and wonder loudly, as before, why other people do not climb into it. I do not have to actively prove that I am against some kind of movement because I myself know that this is so. If you have any internal doubts, then prove loudly and with splashes that you are not like that, but against those. Psychiatry, this factor has long been known and studied. Read the literature, may help good luck in "self-knowledge" laughing
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      2. Arkan
        Arkan 26 June 2013 14: 58 New
        +2
        Quote: Nevsky
        And Belgrade, which betrayed us,

        And whom did Belgrade “betray”?
        1. dmitrich
          dmitrich 26 June 2013 16: 54 New
          0
          read the chronicle of the year two before the war.
          1. Arkan
            Arkan 26 June 2013 18: 05 New
            +1
            Quote: Dmitry
            read the chronicle of the year two before the war.

            If "two years before" the war in Bosnia (the collapse of Yugoslavia started from there), then this chronicle needs to be compared with the chronicle of the USSR, and there only the collapse of the Warsaw Pact was worth ... Understand - if one of the two centers of power self-destruction began, the allied countries will certainly begin attempts to establish relations with those who remained in the “game.” It has always been and will be since no country can exist on its own (in the modern World)! If anyone is to be blamed for betrayal - - it’s only Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
    5. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 14: 23 New
      +5
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      “Snowden’s American passport has been canceled; he does not have any other identification documents in his hands. Therefore, he is forced to remain in the Sheremetyevo transit zone, since he can neither enter Russia nor buy a ticket, ”Interfax quotes.


      In the summer of 2013, only in the Sheremetyevo transit zone, the premiere of the continuation of the wonderful drama “Terminal” --- do not miss!

    6. TUNISIA
      TUNISIA 26 June 2013 17: 12 New
      +3
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      Snowden's American passport has been canceled, he does not have any other identification documents in his hands. Therefore, he is forced to remain in the Sheremetyevo transit zone, as he can neither enter Russia nor buy a ticket

      This is not a problem: he will receive Russian citizenship under the simplified presidential program in exchange for everything he has ever known, and will fly away even to Venus. Do Russian special services have access “abroad” to the Sheremetyevo transit zone? bully
      Russia is helping Syria.

      Today came the news that all the Russian military had left Tartus. I read in Lenta.ru.
      Karzai and Obama want to talk peacefully with the Taliban.

      They can talk and talk PEACEFULLY. But the world this thing one hell does not end. It’s easier to teach a monkey to take first place at olympiads than to force (persuade, buy, etc.) the Taliban to end the war. They are fucked up.
      Belarusian businessmen against the Customs Union.

      What a misfortune! And what about a strike only for one day? Come on for a month to emphasize seriousness! But no! Nobody wants to stand idle and lose money. But Old Man likes the Union. Though customs!
      Kazakhs will not deploy Irtysh.

      Well, thank God! And then we were already prohibiting!
      Will Japan create ballistic missiles?

      Something quite narrow-eyed began to unbelt. They devalued the concept of national defense forces and are gradually approaching a state of combat readiness, which can instantly turn from a defensive into an offensive! The Japanese are rude to the whole world.
      The United States, according to the forecast, will spend on defense by this time 472,25 billion dollars.

      Yes. And according to my forecasts, by that time it will be the amount of tribute for non-aggression in the United States.
      Pork bullet coating will wean Islamic extremists from jihad

      I'm already a hundred years old bullets on my cartridges smear with fat fellow am So it’s more reliable that they’ll get to not where the “ticket is bought”, but to South Butovo !!!! laughing
      Oleg another RESPECT from me for the article! Krasava))) Provided positive emotions for several days ahead)))
      1. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 26 June 2013 19: 04 New
        0
        Quote: TUNISIA
        Pork bullet coating will wean Islamic extremists from jihad

        In my opinion, they would be better off coming up with bullets from their p.iderasts ...
    7. 755962
      755962 26 June 2013 18: 42 New
      0
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      It will be the attraction of Sheremetyevo

      Sheremetevsky captive: Snowden left the capsule and twice could not fly from Moscow


      Former US intelligence officer Edward Snowden, who is believed to be hiding somewhere in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, has been unable to fly from the Russian capital to Cuba twice already. Where exactly he is hiding from the ubiquitous journalists, one can only guess: he left the capsule hotel of the airport some time ago - at least this is what RIA Novosti was told in the hotel itself.

      “He spent several hours with us, but moved out a long time ago,” said a reporter at the reception of the Air Express capsule hotel in Terminal E. According to a hotel employee, several journalists settled in the hotel almost simultaneously with Snowden, but they were unable to communicate with the guest. At the same time, an unnamed "source familiar with the situation," told RIA Novosti that Snowden remains in the transit zone of the airport.


      http://www.newsru.com/russia/26jun2013/snow3.html
    8. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 26 June 2013 18: 54 New
      +4
      Reading news feeds about Mr. Snowden and the hysterical appeals of P.indostan to Russia about his extradition and extradition to his historical Motherland, I never get surprised at the naivety of these demands. The right word, they themselves behave like small children, and consider others to be morons. I would like to see at least somewhere, at least read with one eye, how in “perestroika”, or new, “reloading” times P.indostan returned such personalities of professions and acts of domestic “bottling” to Russia. Well, how is dear M.N. Zadorny with his famous quotes about these descendants of cowboys and hamburger eaters you will not remember ...
    9. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 20: 10 New
      +5
      The cartridges manufactured by South Fork Industries were called “Jihawg Ammo” (from the words jihad and the distorted hog - boar).

      and what did they say to that in Israel? winked
      1. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 26 June 2013 20: 38 New
        +4
        Our said yes
        1. Karlsonn
          Karlsonn 26 June 2013 20: 48 New
          +3
          Quote: Apologet.Ru
          Our said


          Yes, as it were, I had no doubt that our Ministry of Ukraine had already bought the first batch of these cartridges, it was Schaub, but he was not asking for jists.
          But the opinion of the Israeli military is still interested ...
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    10. vlad767
      vlad767 26 June 2013 20: 11 New
      +2
      Russia is helping Syria.
      He does it right. bully
      For illegal entry into Syria - a prison.
      At the moment, a very adequate measure. They will sit for 3 years, so maybe enthusiasm and decrease! good
      The tourism industry in Turkey can be seriously affected.
      Just like in Syria. You could even say that a boomerang.
      Berlin is waiting for an explanation from London.
      And Great Britain already receives horns even from its allies! laughing
      Chavez Street in Khoroshevsky district.
      In my opinion, Hugo really deserves to have at least a street named in his honor. Worthy was a man who did not bend under the bankers. Rip.
      America came up with how Russia will give Snowden.
      Yeah, pondered. Now he will simply repeat the fate of Assange. He was stuck at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and Snowden would be stuck at Sheremetyevo. Unless, of course, some country gives him a passport, which is likely to happen. The same Ecuador, for example. But in any case, he will not be given to you, you can’t even dream about it.
      Karzai and Obama want to talk peacefully with the Taliban.
      Well, well ... Good luck. That's just trying in vain, it is impossible to negotiate with fanatics.
      The state spends taxes on wine and porn.
      But not the war. They will still spend on some nonsense.
      Cut to earn.
      And who will answer for this? And no one. This is America, the land of freedom ...
      American trade will be driven by a billionaire. 97 lawmakers spoke in favor of her candidacy, against was 1.
      I think he doesn’t work there anymore ...
    11. fedorovith
      fedorovith 26 June 2013 21: 24 New
      +3
      He will now be Edik Snowdov. bye .. and there life will show.
  2. experienced
    experienced 26 June 2013 12: 24 New
    +7
    I was pleased with the information about prison sentences for illegally entering the territory of Syria, it seems to me that this can greatly “cool the head” of some who go to Syria as a safari.
    And I was very upset by the news about Belarusian businessmen and TS, another “bureaucracy” of a good idea hi
    1. JonnyT
      JonnyT 26 June 2013 13: 13 New
      +4
      And I was very upset by the news about Belarusian businessmen and TS

      yes upset, but the business there is very fragile. The vehicle will make life very difficult for them .... and of course, Belarusians have no tradition of putting bureaucratic parasites on their necks ..... But I think that all kinds of "funds" there will actively use this situation ... they will try to drive a wedge, scream about Russian thieves-oligarchs, etc.
    2. Scoun
      Scoun 26 June 2013 17: 58 New
      +3
      Quote: seasoned
      And I was very upset by the news about Belarusian businessmen and TS

      Yes, damn it is stupid officials .. in words beautifully ... a certified product.
      and for the word certified running around and money ..
      Certificate of conformity
      Fire Safety Certificate
      Certificate ... Certificate ..
      a month ago, I gave several screws for testing to check the characteristics .. I waited three weeks and paid 50000 rubles ... and I can use these tests only for the technical one .. in order to get a certificate I need to give it to another office where they’re not doing it quickly and not cheap...
  3. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 26 June 2013 12: 27 New
    +4
    “Any person who illegally entered Syrian territory secretly will face imprisonment from 1 to 5 years,” the article says. The law also provides for fines ranging from 5 to 10 million Syrian pounds (25000-50000 dollars).
    Too many curious journalists illegally infiltrate into Syria, then they begin to lie shamelessly, I’m not talking about the many internationals that fall into the hands of the Syrian special services - you can’t be peaceful towards scumbags from QATAR, LIVIA, the USA and other countries that bring death and destruction to the residents of SYRIA.
    1. grafrozow
      grafrozow 26 June 2013 18: 02 New
      -5
      Lyokha, why the hell is this Syria to us? Russia sends Rapshanov and Dzhamshudov home for his money. Let our deputies pass such a law. We have a mess in our house, and we help in Syria, it would be better if we helped our old people.
  4. bodriy
    bodriy 26 June 2013 12: 28 New
    +6
    Something about Syria news less and less, it makes me happy means they are crushing as it should !!!
  5. avant-garde
    avant-garde 26 June 2013 12: 33 New
    +1
    Pork coating bullets to wean Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans suggest - And in America, past weapons, they allowed selling hard drugs. Well, for sure tuuuuuuupppppy !!!

    “Snowden’s American passport has been canceled; he does not have any other identification documents in his hands. - Depardieu won over France as the land should have, he became a citizen of Russia and all debts were automatically written off, so this shpuen will become a citizen of Russia and all the secrets (and I think he knows a lot more) will flow to our competent authorities.
    1. Bronis
      Bronis 26 June 2013 12: 40 New
      +5
      Why dumb? Good marketing move. Given how many trunks they have in their hands, many Americans will "buy it" for fun. ammunition is generally quite difficult to advertise - consumer properties are similar. And these creatively approached. Conclusion - the developers are well done. And for buyers who will pay extra for pork on a pool, see paragraph 1.
      1. avant-garde
        avant-garde 26 June 2013 12: 44 New
        -3
        Quote: Bronis
        Good marketing move.

        Well then, we must also say that in addition to the bullets you need to buy a pig, saying that it enhances the action of this bullet as an amulet.
        1. Bronis
          Bronis 26 June 2013 13: 19 New
          +6
          And what, it seems, in Spain, to prevent the construction of a mosque, local residents buried a pig in the pit. there was a scandal, but it worked. Although somehow, with a "darling" ...
          1. S-200
            S-200 26 June 2013 14: 44 New
            +1
            the open pig was "with a darling"? ... not surprisingly, in Spain it’s hot!
            and on Lake Baikal omul is buried .. and nicho is a delicacy!
            they snickered there in Spain .... bully
    2. experienced
      experienced 26 June 2013 12: 43 New
      -2
      Quote: avant-garde
      Coverage of bullets using pork will wean Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans believe - and in America, past weapons, they allowed selling hard drugs. Well, for sure tuuuuuuupppppy !!!

      Well, yes, and an Islamic extremist, before doing his dirty business, will first be forced to find out if his opponents have bullets with pork laughing
      1. avant-garde
        avant-garde 26 June 2013 12: 51 New
        +6
        Quote: seasoned
        first will have to find out if his opponents have bullets with pork

        Yeah, or wear a lamb covered with lamb fat as protection against pork wassat .
        1. S-200
          S-200 26 June 2013 14: 41 New
          0
          Soon the turn will reach bullets with lamb fat ....
      2. hrych
        hrych 26 June 2013 13: 09 New
        13
        Well, don't underestimate this brand. Do not forget that the Islamists are very dark people and are far from cybernetics, in whose head there are paradises with guri and other mystical crap, and here pig affairs. The idea is not new, and ripped off from ours, at one time the Cossacks smeared drafts with pork fat and the faithful from them draped very successfully. It is also necessary to sew up the corpses of savages in pork skins for reliability and everyone will be happy.
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      4. Tersky
        Tersky 26 June 2013 23: 07 New
        +3
        Quote: seasoned
        Well, yes, and an Islamic extremist, before doing his dirty business, will first be forced to find out if his opponents have bullets with pork

        In Russia, the production of Ammo out of shit cartridges began, especially for crap ... wink
    3. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 26 June 2013 12: 57 New
      +5
      Quote: avant-garde
      Coverage of bullets using pork will wean Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans believe - and in America, past weapons, they allowed selling hard drugs. Well, for sure tuuuuuuupppppy !!!

      The next step of the US military-industrial complex will be the manufacture of silver bullets, bullets with a spray of garlic and bullets coated with an extract of the toad's saliva.
      1. avant-garde
        avant-garde 26 June 2013 13: 05 New
        +2
        Quote: Vladimirets
        bullets coated with garlic

        But they guess fry pork with garlic !!!
      2. IRBIS
        IRBIS 26 June 2013 14: 39 New
        +5
        "Coverage of bullets using pork will wean Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans believe"
        Quote: Vladimirets
        bullets coated with garlic

        So, from two packs of cartridges, it will be possible to build a rich and fragrant soup ...
        1. TUNISIA
          TUNISIA 26 June 2013 17: 22 New
          0
          Mlyayayayaya !!! Crazy with laughter !!! Plus from me! There would be an opportunity - I would put 10!
      3. does it
        does it 26 June 2013 18: 25 New
        0
        Quote: Vladimirets
        The next step of the US military-industrial complex will be the manufacture of silver bullets, bullets with a spray of garlic and bullets coated with an extract of the toad's saliva.

        And the test will be held in the homeland of Count Vlad Tepes (Dracula) ... laughing
    4. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 14: 34 New
      +9
      Quote: avant-garde
      Depardieu won France as land should the collective farm, became a citizen of Russia and all debts were automatically debited


      Makhnem Mikhalkov on Tarantino! NOT LOOKING! fellow
    5. Suhov
      Suhov 26 June 2013 15: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: avant-garde
      Pork Bullet Coating

      For the Islamists - pork,
      and for yourself - silver?
      wassat
  6. MG42
    MG42 26 June 2013 12: 37 New
    +4
    The tourism industry in Turkey could be seriously affected. Nearly 216000 hotel reservations have been canceled by tourists since the start of the mass protests.

    This is the Europeans scared. Our tourists don’t take tickets, unless the <atomic war> begins, then they don’t go.
    A review by the IRS of the United States again revealed abuses: employees spent budget funds on wine, plush toys and porn films.

    A strange combination of plush toys with porn, although they don’t argue about tastes and preferences ..
    1. raf
      raf 26 June 2013 13: 05 New
      +5
      This is the Europeans scared. Our tourists don’t take tickets, unless the <atomic war> begins, then they don’t go.

      Yes, they will not go anyway, only dark glasses will buy, so that the explosions from the explosions would not blind your eyes laughing
      1. MG42
        MG42 26 June 2013 13: 13 New
        +4
        Who has been going to Turkey since mid-June? will you take tickets? Russian forum
        http://www.u-mama.ru/forum/gossip/travel/505882/2.html

        The Ukrainians, who have purchased vacation packages to Turkey, are in no hurry to take them because of the riots there. About this "The observer was told in travel agencies.
        in particular, as the Nadezhda travel agency assured, no one has yet refused ten acquired tours, which should begin between June 5 and 10.
        Clients of the Itour travel agency also did not refuse.
        “We cannot tell you how many tours we sold to Turkey, but I can assure you that we have not yet received any requests to cancel the tours or to transfer them,” the observer was told in Itour.

        Clients who have purchased tours at the Horizont. Group travel company have also not yet been refused.
        "The next tours with us are scheduled for June 20. But so far no one has refused to travel. Yes, and why. After all, these riots pass far from tourist cities," they say in Horizon. Group.

        At the same time, according to the managers of Horizon, even if customers ask for a refund, then this is unlikely to happen, since the money for the tours has already been transferred to tour operators. It is only possible if the riots really get to the tourist cities, they will postpone the date of travel, and only if customers ask.

        "When there were riots in Egypt and Greece, no one canceled the tours. We think this will happen this time as well," they say in a travel agency.

        http://obozrevatel.com/crime/93528-besporyadki-v-turtsii-ukraintsyi-ot-poezdok-n


        e-otkazyivayutsya.htm
      2. Karlsonn
        Karlsonn 26 June 2013 14: 28 New
        +2
        raf hi

        Quote: raf
        Yes, they will not go anyway, only dark glasses will buy, so that the explosions from the explosions would not blind your eyes
        1. MG42
          MG42 26 June 2013 14: 34 New
          11
          It is possible and so >>
          1. Karlsonn
            Karlsonn 26 June 2013 14: 54 New
            +2
            Quote: MG42
            It is possible and so >>


            There is another option:

            Tours in EUROPE !!! Last minute packages! Contact your nearest draft board.

            Almost FREE!
      3. Gato
        Gato 26 June 2013 15: 29 New
        0
        only dark glasses will buy, so that flashes from explosions do not blind your eyes

        And with vodka - to remove radiation drinks
      4. Malleus
        Malleus 26 June 2013 15: 33 New
        +3
        "Yes, they will not go anyway, only dark glasses will buy, so that the explosions from the explosions would not blind your eyes"
        So the school is Soviet: from the first grade we know what mustard smells like, what part of the body to the side of the flash to fall and how to protect yourself from a radioactive dust with a piece of soap. We have a unified medicine for all diseases: for example, “for the common cold” - it is with pepper, “for the stomach” - it is with salt, etc. At -40C, we are happy to eat ice cream and shout "Wow!" We accompany the spans of asteroids over the head.
        How did grandfather Churchill say it? About the invincibility of this nation? laughing
      5. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 26 June 2013 20: 03 New
        +3
        20 number flew from Turkey. rested in Kemer. Relaxation - good! From vacationers only need to roll on the beach in time, so as not to get burnt - the rest is the task of the maintenance staff.
        Unfortunately, Turkey is becoming an All-Union health resort, and our resorts, for the same money, are still far from such a service.
        And no revolts and revolutions there smell close.
        In Antalya, at the airport, thousands of people from all over the world ...
        And who will allow riots there to arrange?
        1. Apologet.Ru
          Apologet.Ru 26 June 2013 21: 28 New
          +1
          In the topic, as described above
  7. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 26 June 2013 12: 45 New
    +4
    but what is the use, for example, of a bridge in Vladivostok, which claims to be the new wonder of the world, which cost a billion dollars if this building is absolutely absurd. It connects the city with the island, where about five thousand people live, who do not need the longest suspension bridge in the world, but, for example, asphalt to get to it, not to mention the water supply or sewage ... "
    This is one of the hehe amusing achievements of DAM at the taxpayers' money, he had a lot of fun.
  8. George
    George 26 June 2013 12: 45 New
    11
    Russia helps Syria. At the Al-Basel airport in Latakia, two sides of the Russian Emergencies Ministry landed with 25 tons of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.

    The calculations began to carry out combat duty.
    The tourism industry in Turkey can be seriously affected.
    I have already decided with my wife we ​​are going to Abkhazia.
    There is nothing to feed looters like Erdogan.
    1. vyatom
      vyatom 27 June 2013 17: 04 New
      0
      Quote: GEORGE
      There is nothing to feed looters like Erdogan.

      That is right. I have not rested there for a long time, having encountered the service and almost breaking the bartender's scoreboard. And I do not advise you to rest there. IMHO
  9. fenix57
    fenix57 26 June 2013 12: 47 New
    +2
    [B]The tourism industry in Turkey can be seriously affected.[/ b] - no, I heard about tourists from Russia, supposedly extreme, but not without a tower, after all. You need to restore order and tourists will appear.
    [B]Pork innovations.[/ b] -gleam (Ella the Ogre)
    [B]America came up with how Russia will issue Snowden[/ b] -please read:" So the serious statement of the New York Democrat Mr. Schumer, Charles makes him simply open his mouth in surprise, he said: “What absolutely enrages me is that Russian Prime Minister Putin facilitated Snowden’s escape! Allies are supposed to behave decently with each other, and Putin, surrenders, always strives to insert a US hairpin, whether in the case of Syria, Iran, and now, of course, Snowden. ”"[b]see [b] Political Review [/ b [b]] Slap time or just one more Snowden.[/ b] [/ b], in the same place: "
    Democrat spy Ms. Diane Feinstein said: "I actually thought that China would see this as an opportunity to improve relations and extradite him (Snowden) to the United States."- a feeling that amers have a general "delirium tremens" ... laughing
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 26 June 2013 18: 14 New
      +1
      No, they just see the world. Friendship for them, is - "give it, give it, is it the last? - give it!" See, they are sincerely upset there. US influence in the world has fallen! Ay yai yai ... And the fact that giving in to the USA is a way into the abyss, that all their “friends” end up in the trash, that merikosy always gut all “friends” to the bare bone, no one notices this type.
      No, fools are still in abundance, although Erdogan is taking a course of accelerated smartness ... But there is already a shortage. From the morning I watched them there, in their State Department, hurriedly taking back angry cries. Looks like overnight, both the GDP and the Chinese have brought enlightenment to numbed heads. But what kind of friendship is this, when the “main friend” does not piss on the “secondary” head, it’s not, the Americans will never understand this. In their understanding, to be friends and have in all poses are synonyms.
  10. BARKAS
    BARKAS 26 June 2013 12: 48 New
    +9
    Coverage of bullets using pork will wean Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans believe.

    Well, yes, these Americans still dress up, respectively, then it will be laughing
  11. krez-74
    krez-74 26 June 2013 12: 50 New
    +4
    The essence of what is happening is that at first whores (carnal, political, economic) have spread around the world, and now they are selectively fighting with those who have had or are dealing with these whores! smile
  12. fenix57
    fenix57 26 June 2013 12: 56 New
    +3
    "As the official spokeswoman for the US National Security Council, Caitlin Hayden, stated, the relevant legal grounds are Snowden’s lack of a valid passport ..."-so it’s from the point of view of amers ... From the point of view of the RF PV, the passport belongs to his person (the passport) who has anticipated, is not expired, and the citizen is in the visa-free zone. It doesn’t break off with the GDP, being in Finland directly said- "graze supposedly, gentlemen, the grass is green and there is no agreement between us!" good
  13. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 26 June 2013 13: 00 New
    12
    "Zemovit Shcherek declares that Russia enjoys not too good fame in the world"

    Pan Shcherek, in his stupidity, probably thinks that if every day kicking Russia with verbal diarrhea, then his beloved Poland will be loved in the world. Pshek and there is a zhek.
    1. JonnyT
      JonnyT 26 June 2013 13: 09 New
      10
      Well, yes, the Poles .... amuse themselves with their delusions.
      Most likely, the author said that the Polish media are notorious ..... with such material only to Petrosyan

      Have you noticed that how does any “serious” rating come out or a report from the USA, the Poles immediately start to sing along? It seems like a love between a shepherd and a sheep ....... wassat And when the shepherd will cut it, the sheep will not stop loving)
  14. Selendis
    Selendis 26 June 2013 13: 03 New
    +6
    An excellent essay and news)) - I'll go wander drunk among the birches, suddenly I meet a businessman))
  15. Adilhan_kz
    Adilhan_kz 26 June 2013 13: 12 New
    0
    Americans do not cease to amaze.
  16. serjant4
    serjant4 26 June 2013 13: 14 New
    +2
    “We are a great Russia, stop being rude to us” +100500, what else to add :)
  17. Malleus
    Malleus 26 June 2013 13: 14 New
    11
    "If the Russian government wants someone not to walk on Russian soil, it either expels him from this land or hides him under the ground, ”the article says."
    Aw, beautiful! Aw, tough!
    GDP: "Yes! I am so ..."
  18. Malleus
    Malleus 26 June 2013 13: 21 New
    +2
    "Pork novations"- the insanity of the" partners "never ceases to amaze! After all, just think, the basis of all this is the attitude to all peoples as the most primitive Neanderthals: they in Iraq" randomly "threw condoms of gigantic proportions onto Iraqi positions (like, Iraqi warriors will make sure of huge the size of American pisyuns and immediately fall into mortal longing), now they’ve come up with pigs! belay
  19. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 26 June 2013 13: 34 New
    +1
    Bullets with pork! It is something ! Advertise just the wrong way. The slogan should be like this: Every Islamic terrorist before death will be guaranteed defiled and go to hell! Well, before starting the shooting, it will always be necessary to announce in a speakerphone that bullets with pork were used against the bandits.

    hi
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 26 June 2013 18: 23 New
      0
      Well yes. After that, it will become completely clear to anyone who has at least some consideration - to fight against SUCH bastards using such means for any spiritual feat. Yes, I would prefer to fry in a pan next to any terrorist a hundred times than to meet the inventor of these bullets in paradise! (however paradise does not shine for me, so the exercise is purely theoretical laughing )
      1. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 26 June 2013 23: 00 New
        0
        Quote: Mikhail3
        Yes, I would prefer to fry in a pan next to any terrorist a hundred times than to meet the inventor of these bullets in paradise! (however paradise does not shine for me, so the exercise is purely theoretical laughing )


        I wouldn’t even sit on the same field with the terrorist, not like in a frying pan ... You have a complete mess with your head, it’s time for you to go to the doctor and complain about the desire to fry in hell with child killers and cannibals.
  20. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 26 June 2013 13: 48 New
    +1
    Recently, Zhirinovsky said that our special services are working with Snowden. You can believe him, of course, with great care, but given the fact that our special services are officially allowed to work abroad ... And here, "abroad" is not so far: a step has taken "beyond the hill"! And the temptation is how many “hares to kill” at once: to show the “goat’s face” with the scout and to the United States!
    1. experienced
      experienced 26 June 2013 13: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      Recently, Zhirinovsky said that our special services are working with Snowden.

      I would be surprised if they did not work. A technician from the CIA fell into their hands, this is a gift from gifts wink That’s why this kind of infa goes, then it entered, it didn’t enter, it flew away, then it sits in Sheremetyevo ... The information cover has already been developed for a long time, such "trade" is underway, such "nyashki" stipulate that just hold on. hi
      1. IRBIS
        IRBIS 26 June 2013 14: 47 New
        +2
        Quote: seasoned
        A technician from the CIA fell into their hands, this is a gift from gifts

        This is not even a gift - it is something more. And to doubt that they “work” with him is even stupid. The usual practice of special services. And then he flew in! Yes, and some problems with him!
        Wooo ...
    2. Malleus
      Malleus 26 June 2013 14: 12 New
      +4
      "our special services work with Snowden"
      Work, do not hesitate:
  21. fenix57
    fenix57 26 June 2013 13: 50 New
    0
    Will we hear please help from Uncle Sam?-Nothing to be surprised now ..The news is not fresh, but still interesting:"Interrogation of Fed spokesman Scott Alvarez at a hearing held by Congressman Ron Paul proved that the US Federal Reserve has no gold to secure the dollar

    “The Federal Reserve does not own any gold at all. We have not owned gold since 1934, so we did not participate in any transactions with gold ... What is reflected on our balance sheet is gold certificates ... Until 1934, the Federal Reserve owned gold. We transferred it, according to the law, to the Treasury and received these gold certificates in return "..."

    see http://communitarian.ru/publikacii/finansy/ofitsialnoe_zayavlenie_frs_nikakogo_z
    olota_u_nikh_net /
  22. seller trucks
    seller trucks 26 June 2013 13: 51 New
    +4
    "Potemkin Village" on a global scale. In the article “Post-apocalyptic image of Russia” (“Nowa Europa Wschodnia”, Poland; source of translation - “InoSMI”) Zemovit Shcherek


    and I always liked ursa translations of Polish forums for Inosmi:

    To illustrate the observed differences in perception, we use stereotypes here. Let us analyze the phrase: "A little blonde girl with a basket full of sweets entered the forest." A German or a Swiss, on reflection, will think: “Wait a minute, sweets in wrappers, as if she wouldn’t litter”, the Swede, on reflection, will think: “Should we notify social services that the child is unattended?” The Pole, rather, will begin to reflect, "How much more can the forest see from illegal dumps?" Southerners will think: "She has lovely blonde hair." The Englishman will probably phlegmatically decide that "do not hang around the forest if it can rain." What will the Russian think? We don’t even know this stereotypically, will he think, “where did she get the money for sweets from?” Or “maybe she has grenades under the sweets?”, “Maybe this is a spy ??”. Despite the fact that, in theory, much unites us, but much more separates us.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 26 June 2013 18: 28 New
      +1
      The Russian will think that the forest is an unsafe place. And, having cursed the fool, who let the little thing go astray anywhere, he will go looking for her while still alive.
    2. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 19: 12 New
      +4
      Quote: seller trucks
      To illustrate the observed differences in perception, we use stereotypes here. Let us analyze the phrase: "A little blonde girl with a basket full of sweets entered the forest." German or Swiss, on reflection, will think



      Quote: seller trucks
      What will the Russian think? We don’t even know this stereotypically, will he think, “where did she get the money for sweets?” or "maybe she has grenades under the candies?", "or maybe it's a spy ??". Despite the fact that, in theory, much unites us, but much more separates us.



      Quote: Mikhail3
      The Russian will think that the forest is an unsafe place. And, having cursed the fool, who let the little thing go astray anywhere, he will go looking for her while still alive.


      soldier Russian think - it started !!! bully

      The court is hearing a case of the brutal beating of a Jew in a commuter train by an officer of the RF Armed Forces and a civilian.
      The judge turns to the accused officer with a question why he beat the Jew.
      Officer: "You see, I’m traveling by train, there’s nothing to breathe, stampede, and then a Jew steps on my leg and doesn’t get off. I thought I would wait 5 minutes, if I don’t get it I'll give it in the face. I noticed the time, I looked at the clock Five minutes passed, but he never got off his feet, well then I took it and gave it in the face. " Judge: "OK, I see."
      Turns to the civilian: "And why did you beat a Jew?"
      Civilian: “Yes, you understand, I’m on my way, and an officer is standing next to me and looks at his watch, and then he suddenly looked at his watch and as he would give it to a Jew, I thought: well, everything, all over the country has begun.

  23. KG_patriot_last
    KG_patriot_last 26 June 2013 14: 00 New
    -4
    I don’t understand why they fly to Turkey ... Is it possible at the legislative level, for example, to increase the tax on such a vacation? What is prohibited in the CIS, what is allowed in Turkey? Fornication or what? Lying in the sand? There is no sea? There is no sun?
    1. MG42
      MG42 26 June 2013 14: 26 New
      +3
      Quote: KG_patriot_last
      Why I do not understand flying to Turkey

      Apparently a combination of service and prices ..
      Quote: KG_patriot_last
      Is it possible at the legislative level, for example, to increase the tax on such a vacation?

      Perhaps this will help, <purse> here is a weighty argument, apparently, since security problems do not scare, in Egypt when the revolution was, tourists from the CIS still traveled ..
    2. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 14: 46 New
      +8
      Quote: KG_patriot_last
      I don’t understand why they fly to Turkey ...


      from Kiev it’s cheaper to fly to Turkey than to Crimea, but I’m silent about the service ...

      if cho himself rests only in the Crimea! only - hardcore! bully



      Quote: KG_patriot_last
      Is it possible at the legislative level, for example, to increase the tax on such a vacation?


      I propose to introduce amendments to the administrative code and punish for rest abroad by forced community service!



      it’s not hard to guess advertising of resorts of the Krasnodar Territory wassat
    3. grafrozow
      grafrozow 26 June 2013 18: 15 New
      +2
      Take a ride in Sochi and look at the prices.
      1. Karlsonn
        Karlsonn 26 June 2013 19: 17 New
        +1
        Quote: grafrozow
        Take a ride in Sochi and look at the prices.


        I’ll come next year drinks .
  24. firefox090
    firefox090 26 June 2013 14: 00 New
    0
    Good day to all!
    Somehow this news does not appear on the site.

    The Russian military left Syria (http://lenta.ru/news/2013/06/26/out/)

    I hope this is not the beginning of the end. But the sign is disturbing, in my opinion.
    1. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 14: 58 New
      +2
      Quote: firefox090
      The Russian military left Syria (http://lenta.ru/news/2013/06/26/out/)


      tape.ru - such a tape.ru laughing

      comrade, you can believe these news resources, only seven times having checked the Old - the usual zhurnalyugsky fried duck pah news drinks
  25. varov14
    varov14 26 June 2013 14: 15 New
    0
    "Coverage of bullets using pork will wean Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans believe." --- Nah, the aspen stake is more reliable, it’s just they will not be resurrected, yeah, and we are trying to make the same.
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  27. Russ69
    Russ69 26 June 2013 14: 17 New
    +1
    Quote: firefox090
    Russian military left Syria (http://lenta.ru/news/2013/06/26/out/)Hope this is not the beginning of the end. But the sign is disturbing, in my opinion.

    The base left a long time ago, the composition was transferred to the ships. Yes, what was the base there, one name. A few midshipmen, but several cars, since the days of the USSR.
    Another "sensation" zhurnalyug, having nothing to do with reality.
  28. IRBIS
    IRBIS 26 June 2013 14: 25 New
    +1
    "Obama's longtime acquaintance, 53-year-old P. Pritzker, is considered one of the richest American women and the wealthiest among all members of the current cabinet. Her fortune is 1,85 billion."

    Anyone in the know - an old woman married? No need to laugh, I’m not myself - my friend is single ...
    1. Gato
      Gato 26 June 2013 15: 37 New
      0
      She is already taken:
      1. IRBIS
        IRBIS 26 June 2013 16: 43 New
        +1
        Sorry, Sergey. And where is it - on the left or on the right? Or is it just a negative of the photograph?
        1. Gato
          Gato 27 June 2013 10: 13 New
          +1
          You, Alexander, all would be fucking!
          But Obama is like that! Billy Clinton must be jealous of BLACK envy.
          Well, who likes $ 1,85 billion, and who ... well, you understand laughing
  29. Hellriker
    Hellriker 26 June 2013 14: 30 New
    0
    They came up with pork bullets well. )
  30. Siberian German
    Siberian German 26 June 2013 14: 31 New
    -1
    and about the image they are somewhat right
    1. Suhov
      Suhov 26 June 2013 15: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: Siberian German
      and about the image they are somewhat right

      Western man in general
      and Polish in particular:
      which side do not approach him
      it will always look at you - * oops.
      wassat
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 26 June 2013 17: 20 New
        +1
        Good evening Sukhov! Yes, they are hornless! I talked with them (Europeans) enough. Instead of brains - jelly. Professional skills - well, not even higher than ours. Ugh on them and forgot. But here you reminded me of the years I spent in EVAKU (I was a civilian teacher. Physics). Our officers said about the cadets that * the cadet manages to substitute in the place of the alleged kiss! And always ... This enchanting battle of two forces (one advocated a tough order, and the other for personal freedom) I watched for almost 6 years. Lucky ... Secretly spoke on the side of the second force.
        1. Suhov
          Suhov 26 June 2013 20: 34 New
          +2
          Good evening, Senior Citizen!
          About the Poles.
          Honor is above the roof. As a result, sometimes they get into stupid situations.
          In the mid-90s, my brother and I went to Poland on our own.
          At that time, they were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles.
          So what do you think? Polish border guard argued with his brother.
          He claimed that Kalashnikov is excellent, Polish machine.
          wassat
          Brother "softly" hinted to him that Kalashnikov is the name of the designer.
          And the above surname is more like Russian than Polish.
          Result. The Polish border guard was really confused ...
          laughing
          1. pensioner
            pensioner 26 June 2013 21: 24 New
            +2
            Were at 90 in Minsk at a meeting. Lived in the Intourist. Let's go to the market. Ours bought such sets for women such as powder boxes. One Pole. In the evening it turned out that they fall apart into 2 equal parts with a complete loss of powder (or what I don’t know). they were buried (I did not participate in this). And suddenly this Pole is walking along the corridor !!
            And the guys are miners .. From the Urals ... 10 people ... After grief ... In general, we exchanged defective goods for all the property of this merchant. A little bit to the crime did not reach.
            I then belonged to the Poles more or less - I even tried to beat him off. And now I remember - and well ...
            1. Karlsonn
              Karlsonn 26 June 2013 21: 55 New
              +1
              Quote: retired
              Were at 90 in Minsk at a meeting.


              but Ukrainians with Poles have terrible antagonism.
    2. dmitrich
      dmitrich 26 June 2013 16: 58 New
      +1
      they came up with this image.
  31. andrei332809
    andrei332809 26 June 2013 14: 34 New
    +1
    interesting. thanks to the author. but today some humor is not enough. the only Psheki- even outdid themselves. in this place (about Pshekia) giggled
  32. Horn
    Horn 26 June 2013 14: 42 New
    0
    Pork innovations.
    It is much easier for Islamists to cut off their ears and not to shoot them, but to hang them.
  33. Kushadasov
    Kushadasov 26 June 2013 14: 44 New
    +2
    It turned out that from 10% to 20% of surgical operations are done by doctors without sufficient reason - for the sake of earning.


    Here it is!! We are going to this “wonderful” state of affairs in medicine now. Nothing personal just business. If before doctors us treated (good or bad, you can argue here), now provide a service.
    1. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 15: 02 New
      0
      Quote: Kushadasov
      Here it is!! We are going to this “wonderful” state of affairs in medicine now. Nothing personal just business. If before doctors treated us (well or at the very least, here you can argue), now they provide a service.


      a competent doctor for the sake of 300% profit and not do that.

      1. pensioner
        pensioner 26 June 2013 16: 58 New
        +3
        Quote: Karlsonn
        a competent doctor for the sake of 300% profit and not do that.

        Good evening Karlsson! In 79 (?), It was like a decent scandal in America: a patient visiting one specialist went to another (the first sent him there). Everything would be fine if the patient did not know Latin. He became interested in the direction, began to read, and ... to his surprise, read: "I took everything mine. Now it's your turn." the patient sued the doctors and won the process. Got a ton of money !.
        1. Karlsonn
          Karlsonn 26 June 2013 18: 16 New
          +1
          Quote: retired
          Good evening Karlsson!


          Good evening! hi


          Quote: retired
          it seems that there was a decent scandal in America: a patient visiting one specialist went to another (the first sent him there).


          Unfortunately, in a capitalist society, medicine is primarily a COMMERCIAL area, and only then come the ideas of human rights and any other humanism.
          Medicine as a whole, insurance and pharmacology are jumping into the elite, this is primarily a business, and the person and his problems are somewhere behind.
          The most advanced health care systems in Europe are in England and France, but having examined them we will be surprised to find that these are socialist health care systems, almost duplicated from the Soviet system.
          Actually, the goals of those people who destroyed the Soviet health care system are clear and understandable to me, but what
          Quote: retired
          the patient sued the doctors and won the process. Got a ton of money !.


          episodic bursts of justice unfortunately do not change the picture.


          In this film, http://www.kinopoisk.ru/film/78444/ most of all killed the attitude towards the people who took part in the rescue operations and the liquidation of September 11, --- the expression on the faces of the injured medical workers, firefighters and rescuers, when they personally made sure that the medicine that they sell to them in the USA for $ 120 is sold in Cuba for 5 cents, made an indelible impression on me.
          1. pensioner
            pensioner 26 June 2013 18: 27 New
            +2
            Quote: Karlsonn
            Unfortunately, in a capitalist society, medicine is primarily a COMMERCIAL area

            I agree. The situation is aggravated by the fact that we (our generation, I say to myself) have grown up in full trust in the ministers of medicine. And understanding that far from all of them in our time are true to the oath of Hippocrates, anyway we see in every doctor a savior and counselor who has no sin and soul to open. Not all, of course, but there is a tendency however ...
            1. Karlsonn
              Karlsonn 26 June 2013 19: 18 New
              +2
              Quote: retired
              The situation is aggravated by the fact that we (our generation, I say to myself) have grown up in full trust in the ministers of medicine.


              I (my generation) have already been weaned sad .
              1. pensioner
                pensioner 26 June 2013 19: 24 New
                +1
                Quote: Karlsonn
                I (my generation) have already been weaned

                Well what can I say. I feel like I'm about to get weaned crying .
              2. Gari
                Gari 26 June 2013 19: 45 New
                +1
                Quote: Karlsonn
                I (my generation) have already been weaned.

                here they taught, and then weaned
  34. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 26 June 2013 14: 46 New
    0
    Quote: IRBIS
    "Obama's longtime acquaintance, 53-year-old P. Pritzker, is considered one of the richest American women and the wealthiest among all members of the current cabinet. Her fortune is 1,85 billion."
    Anyone in the know - an old woman married? No need to laugh, I’m not myself - my friend is single ...

    Maybe the man is good, but I think the chances are not enough!
    1. IRBIS
      IRBIS 26 June 2013 14: 51 New
      +3
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      Maybe the man is good, but I think the chances are not enough!


      At the old woman? Do you think he might not like her?
  35. Mishael
    Mishael 26 June 2013 14: 55 New
    +1
    Will we hear please help from Uncle Sam?
    To the question of stupid Americans: they didn’t think that our landing could take a CORRECT decision instead of fountains and the capitol, help?
  36. barila
    barila 26 June 2013 15: 02 New
    +1
    Amer already got his nonsense angry pi ... s
  37. Owl
    Owl 26 June 2013 15: 02 New
    0
    Will we hear “please help” from Uncle Sam? Second of August. What is this rainy day? It turns out that up to this day the US Treasury has appointed. By the 2nd day, Congress must decide to increase the maximum amount of public debt. If members of Congress do not come to a consensus by this time, the country's economy will be shaken, the Mixednews.ru portal writes with reference to faithbasedinvestor.com.

    The expert of the non-profit organization Bipartisan Policy Center believes that in August the Treasury will be able to pay a little more than half of 80 million monthly liabilities to creditors. The head of the Treasury will have to make a decision about paying bills on a selective basis.

    First of all, Geithner will close his obligations to buyers of government bonds in order to avoid technical default. After meeting the requirements of institutional investors, the Treasury will remain in front of the problem of multi-million liabilities to domestic creditors: social insurance payments, payments to employees of federal agencies.

    S&P threatens to lower the US debt rating from the current AAA immediately to level D. This will happen if the maximum amount of government debt is not increased before the deadline set by the Treasury. Moody's can downgrade three levels to Aa.


    And here I am surprised by the position and logic (more precisely, its complete absence) of all these Moodies and other "rating makers". Based on their statements, at the moment in pin..dosiya all is well, the highest ratings, reliability to heaven. But after August 2, everything will abruptly, for no reason, collapse. But if Congress decides to increase the maximum amount of public debt, then everything will still be fine. It is not clear then that the Yankees will not immediately establish an unlimited amount of public debt. All problems will be solved, ratings will always be on top. However, at one fine moment, all creditors in a crowd can drive up and specifically present ... receipts for payment. Well, these are trifles, the main thing is that the rating is oh ... good.
    Verily, the West has turned into a madhouse.
  38. mirror
    mirror 26 June 2013 15: 07 New
    +2
    Ha, Zemovit Shcherek would not hurt to look at the barely moving Polish border guards and customs officers. They check the car 3-4 times slower than ours. And they often climb into every hole. And with arrogance, many are all right. Well, about bridges and asphalt, damn it, he's right.
  39. Suhov
    Suhov 26 June 2013 15: 48 New
    +1
    Now for money they can make such a wonderful image,
    that the person himself will then be scared to show.
    wassat
  40. Bakunin
    Bakunin 26 June 2013 15: 49 New
    0
    Picture: A convoy of Americans is moving in Afghanistan. A message is transmitted through the loudspeaker - "We shoot with pork bullets! They are not halal !!!". The Taliban scatter in terror ....
    1. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 16: 11 New
      0
      Quote: Bakunin
      "We shoot bullets with pork! They are not halal !!!". The Taliban scatter in terror ....


      doesn’t pierce, as an argument - the existence of tank troops among Muslims.
  41. Black
    Black 26 June 2013 16: 14 New
    0
    According to her, several years ago, the document of the Russian foreign ministry said: “We must have good relations with the West if we want them to participate in the modernization of our economy, and if we want to derive economic benefits.”

    A terrible secret! I am in shock. Wikileaks is resting.
  42. Apollo
    Apollo 26 June 2013 16: 30 New
    +2
    to the topic Protests in Turkey continue.

    Protesters in Turkey have found a new way to record police unlawful actions - launching an UAV with a video camera transmitting real-time video.


    However, the local police, dispersing the peaceful demonstration, did not like the flying camera and they shot it with small arms.
    1. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 17: 05 New
      +2
      Quote: Apollon
      However, the local police, dispersing the peaceful demonstration, did not like the flying camera and they shot it with small arms.


      What kind of policemen are not shaking hands - Obama won't give them a hand! no
    2. Apologet insane
      Apologet insane 27 June 2013 05: 26 New
      0
      And the shots are beautiful, where it flies past the flag.
  43. pensioner
    pensioner 26 June 2013 16: 40 New
    +3
    Well, finally read it! Someone had a lot of work today. Weaned for 5 months ... Oleg Chuvakin, as usual - thank you very much! Berlin is waiting for an explanation from London.- Well, it has begun! Pandora's box has opened! I have a suspicion that soon in America in the footsteps of Snowden (as well as the one who is now being tried - he forgot his name ...) they will go in a crowd! Glory (even what - world!), Adrenaline, frequent and long journeys around the world (albeit forced), a lot of new experiences and, importantly, all this against the background of the dying omnipotence of the states. It’s for conceited amerikos!
  44. liberty
    liberty 26 June 2013 16: 47 New
    0
    By the way, about bullets. Lord terrorists will learn 100% about "pig ammunition", and will be aware of how they can be killed, i.e. they will already know that their soul may go to hell, and therefore they will begin to fear. So the statements of these associate professors and experts are bullshit: 3
  45. skullcap
    skullcap 26 June 2013 17: 24 New
    0
    Another news from the morning I heard on the box:
    Saudi Arabia has accused the Syrian government of the genocide of the Syrian people.
    The whole world knows that all the “Arab springs” were to some extent organized and funded by the Saudis and Qatar regimes. Including the bandits in Syria are arming and using the money of these regimes.
    The whole world knows that as a result of these events, a large-scale and open genocide of Christians, Shiites and other groups of the local population was and is being carried out in a number of Arab countries.
    Hence, I have a question: WHY DON'T OUR MFA DONENT ACCUSED THE BLOODY SAUDI ARABIA AT THE UN ORGANIZATION AND FINANCING OF THE GENOCIDE OF THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA, LIBYA AND OTHER COUNTRIES And did not achieve condemnation of these regimes?
    1. Karlsonn
      Karlsonn 26 June 2013 18: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: kosopuz
      Hence, I have a question: WHY DON'T OUR MFA DONENT ACCUSED THE BLOODY SAUDI ARABIA AT THE UN ORGANIZATION AND FINANCING OF THE GENOCIDE OF THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA, LIBYA AND OTHER COUNTRIES And did not achieve condemnation of these regimes?


      firstly, it still needs to be proved;
      secondly, geopolitics rarely deals with direct means; in the same Syria, it would be easier to bomb the Syrian army without declaring war on the USA-England-Qatar-KSA wink , although they really want to.
  46. Humpty
    Humpty 26 June 2013 17: 29 New
    +1
    Swine bullets, in principle, is not a new idea. But the obvious fact is that bullets with dog teeth on the occasion are much more dangerous for the Islamist. But syshya love dogs and the public probably was against dog bullets.
  47. slaventi
    slaventi 26 June 2013 17: 48 New
    +2
    Pork innovations. Coverage of bullets using pork will wean Islamic extremists from jihad, some Americans believe. About the new "invention" tells the channel "RT".
    Well, just the same in Hollywood, like a werewolf with a silver bullet. It would be better if they were not delivered weapons.
  48. morpogr
    morpogr 26 June 2013 18: 05 New
    0
    As always, cheerfully fun and interesting. Especially about the new version of bullets. And gdp, as always at a height does not give rest to ghouls warps them.
  49. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 26 June 2013 18: 08 New
    +3
    Pork bullets - they are of binary action because they are dangerous for both Muslims and Jews. Muslims urgently need to develop bullets with camel, jerboas and hares. And having drunk armored vehicles to use the surround-flowing ammunition from the feces of these animals.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 26 June 2013 18: 37 New
      +2
      Quote: a.hamster55
      And having drunk armored vehicles to use the surround-flowing ammunition from the feces of these animals.

      Well, how many jerboa should they just crap one's pants at a time to equip at least one shell? And, most importantly, WHAT will we scare so many of these sensitive animals, which, by the way, still need to be lured from the holes (and lured by what)? I already imagined this deterrent (and lure) ... It became uneasy ...
  50. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 26 June 2013 18: 57 New
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    In neutral Turkmenistan, there are camels and jerboas, so you need to buy for the future, and not just gas from them. And while we have hares, and while they eat, it will be and ...
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 26 June 2013 19: 12 New
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      Quote: a.hamster55
      And while we have hares, and while they eat, it will be and ...

      Not so hot? The hare nailed by the Niva rear axle is freshened, welded, dismembered, stuffed into a cast iron (do not forget the onions), pour sauce with spices and put in the oven (muffle oven) for 40 minutes. Get, cool, arrange in portions and ...
      1. Gari
        Gari 26 June 2013 19: 38 New
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        freshen, weld, dismember, cram into a cast iron (do not forget the onion), pour sauce with spices and put to simmer in the oven (muffle oven) for 40 minutes. Get, cool, arrange in portions and ...

        and under 100 grams you can and 200 grams
        1. pensioner
          pensioner 26 June 2013 19: 49 New
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          Quote: Gari
          and under 100 grams you can and 200 grams

          But the Armenians are weak!
          1. Gari
            Gari 27 June 2013 09: 14 New
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            But the Armenians are weak!

            Here I’ll meet and show who is a wimp, yesterday there were 200 of them loaded so much, but now at work, nothing