Baltic States disappointed the West as an information base against Russia




From September 1, the European External Action Service will begin its work - an organization whose main task will be to confront "Russian propaganda" in the Eastern Partnership countries. At that time, in Latvia, the ban on registration of the Russia Today news agency was explained by the inconsistency of the agency’s foreign policy materials. The Baltic states did not cope with the mission of information countering Russia entrusted to it: within their countries, the Baltic leaders, being unable to disprove the official Russian position, are forced to follow the path of direct administrative prohibitions, while the EU creates information structures to combat “Russian propaganda” right in Brussels, no longer delegating this activity to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

When the full-scale confrontation between Russia and the West began, the Baltic countries immediately took the initiative to answer in this confrontation for the information component. And Brussels and Washington went to meet them, which is not surprising: the information war with Russia is a natural specialization of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, where almost everyone understands Russian. For once, the Baltic leaders found it beneficial not to deny and ignore this, but rather to advertise to the West the prevalence of the Russian language in their countries. If until now the Baltic states indicated proximity to Russia and the widespread knowledge of Russian as conditions for the Baltic states to become a bridge between Russia and Europe, in the year 2014 the Baltic States decided to use all these factors .... war against Russia.

As a result, the Center for Strategic Communication of NATO was opened in Riga, several opposition Russian journalists were brought to cooperation with Latvia and Estonia, Baltic politicians and diplomats began to beat out money from Brussels to create a “counter-propaganda” television channel in Russian. All this activity received a blessing at the very top: US Congress resolutions were adopted on expanding the information presence of NATO and its allies in the post-Soviet countries with a high proportion of the Russian-speaking population.

Now it is gradually becoming clear that the Baltic cannot cope with its obligations to be a springboard for information countering Russia: Western allies are inclined to engage in the fight against “Russian propaganda” on their own, and not to delegate this activity to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

First, the Baltic countries did not receive the money for the creation of a pan-European "counter-propaganda" TV channel in Russian. Although their representatives in Brussels tried to dislodge funding for the TV channel for a whole year without stopping. As a result, so far everything has come down to the fact that only in Estonia are they planning to launch a TV channel in Russian - not a common European one, but only for local, Estonian, and Russian. In Lithuania, there has never been a project of a national Russian-language channel (there are too few Russian-speaking), while in Latvia they limited themselves to a slight increase in the share of Russian-language programs on state television (nationalists have already resumed their struggle with Russian-language content in the Latvian media).

Secondly, when working with the information space of the Eastern Partnership countries, Brussels no longer trusts the Baltic countries, but prefers to do everything on its own. That is, the Baltics are deprived of two of its specializations at once: work on behalf of the EU with the post-Soviet space and information countering of Russia. It is hardly surprising to be the first after the Vilnius Summit, but if now the Baltic States are also beginning to withdraw the struggle against “Russian propaganda,” it means that Brussels in this area recognizes Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian figures to be ineffective. Well, Brussels is more visible.

From September 1, the European External Action Service will start working at the European Commission. The objects of the new organization will be Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe. It is assumed that experts of the service will communicate with journalists from the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan), assist them and provide opportunities for training. In addition, the media of these countries, which have versions in Russian, can count on help. It is not hidden that this project is conceived in order to counter the information influence of Russia in the former Soviet republics.

If the Baltic States were removed from such activities by creating a center for information interaction with the countries of the post-Soviet space not in Vilnius, Tallinn or Riga, but in Brussels, then this can only mean one thing: the EU leadership recognizes the Baltic figures as ineffective and natural.

The Baltic states themselves only emphasize their inefficiency by the fact that they cannot translate anything except prohibitions in the cause of the information war with Russia. For almost two years now, the Lithuanian leadership has been conducting its “crusade” against “Russian propaganda,” disabling and prohibiting Russian television channels. This manual could not invent anything more clever and subtle: all its attempts to think outside the box were enough only to try to ban Russian newspapers as well. The "Komsomolskaya Pravda" ban, once it was "suddenly" discovered the forbidden symbolism - the Soviet orders. This is all that was enough creative Lithuanian leaders.

Latvia is now following the same path. Its representatives in the European Union are interested in whether the activities of British and Swedish companies relaying Russian television channels comply with the European Commission's Directive on Audiovisual and Media Services. Inside the country, meanwhile, registration was denied to the Russian news agency Russia Today. “In 2014, Roskomnadzor registered two media outlets called Sputnik - a radio channel and news agency created by Russia Today. In its publications, Sputnik displays the regions of Ukraine Donetsk and Lugansk as Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, and the illegally annexed Crimea as a subject of the Russian Federation, which violates the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as international law, ”the Latvian Register of Enterprises said in a statement. who honestly admits that “Russian propaganda” contradicts their propaganda, which is why it is prohibited.

Such an approach only demonstrates the weakness of the Baltic authorities: they fear to argue with them, free competition and exchange of opinions in the information space, therefore, where they have such an opportunity, they can only prohibit.

From this weakness and the ineffectiveness of information countering Russia at external venues - where the Russian TV channel with alternative Western opinion is simply not forbidden. And people from the Baltic states are not able to argue on an equal footing and defend their opinion in the conditions of real freedom of speech and are afraid. As a result, Brussels has already begun to refuse their services.
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  1. WE ARE MAKING 3 September 2015 14: 26 New
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    "The Baltic States disappointed the West as an information springboard against Russia"
    ... and how sprat is no longer comme il faut. Good luck .... :)
    1. Vend 3 September 2015 14: 29 New
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      Quote: AGAIN
      "The Baltic States disappointed the West as an information springboard against Russia"
      ... and how sprat is no longer comme il faut. Good luck .... :)

      To defeat Russia in the information war, you must NOT LIE, BUT TALK THE TRUTH. But this is the United States with the EU and their hangers-on and can not do it. laughing
      1. Fidget 3 September 2015 14: 33 New
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        Quote: Wend
        To defeat Russia in the information war ...

        for example ... but I do not agree in such an interpretation fundamentally - categorically it is impossible to defeat Russia in the information war! advise now ...
        1. vorobey 3 September 2015 14: 44 New
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          Gentlemen ... I do not believe .. is this not a dream? pinch me .. well, or with a shovel on the back ..

          Latvian President Raymond Vejonis acknowledged that the Ukrainian side does not comply with the Minsk Agreement. He stated this in an interview with LETA.





          “A year is coming from the moment of signing the Minsk agreements, which established a relative ceasefire in the military conflict in Ukraine, and probably these agreements will not be implemented,” he said.

          In this context, Vejonis raised the issue of sanctions against Russia. If the points of the Minsk agreements are not fulfilled, Europe and the Allies will have to decide what to do with them.

          The EU is increasingly asking why the West should continue its sanctions policy against Russia, which is not a party to the conflict in the Donbass. Moreover, it was through the mediation of Moscow that the Minsk agreements were concluded, which Ukraine does not comply with.

          Moscow constantly calls on Kiev to follow the agreements, Kiev violates them. Moreover, the West imposes sanctions for non-compliance with the Minsk agreements not against Ukraine, but against Russia.
          1. Tatyana 3 September 2015 15: 18 New
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            vorobey (xnumx)
            Gentlemen ... I do not believe .. is this not a dream? pinch me .. well, or with a shovel on the back ..

            Latvian President Raymond Vejonis acknowledged that the Ukrainian side does not comply with the Minsk Agreement. He stated this in an interview with LETA.
            It only says that he was "allowed" to "TOP" (USA).
            The president of Latvia, Raimonds Vejonis, keeps his nose in the wind and helpfully catches up to himself the upcoming change of direction of the Washington political wind.
            That's all! But the policy of the leaders of Latvia does not change.
            As they were under the tail of the United States, so there they remain.
          2. Das Boot 3 September 2015 15: 32 New
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            Quote: vorobey
            Latvian President Raymond Vejonis acknowledged that the Ukrainian side does not comply with the Minsk Agreement.

            That way he will refuse claims to the Pytalovsky district ...
          3. KazaK Bo 3 September 2015 20: 02 New
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            vorobey
            Gentlemen ... I do not believe .. is this not a dream? pinch me .. well, or with a shovel on the back ..

            Believe it! For when the finances of Latvia sing romances ... and then there's the loss of contracts for the supply of canned fish (not before receiving more than hundreds of millions of dollars a year in the treasury) ... the loss of contracts for the supply of coal through Latvian ports (even greater losses!) .. then after "friendly meetings with businessmen of the country" and you will not say so!
            EAT FOR WHAT IT IS NECESSARY !!!
        2. WKS
          WKS 3 September 2015 21: 45 New
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          In Russian, it is not possible to defeat pro-Russian propaganda.
      2. RUSIVAN 3 September 2015 14: 55 New
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        I agree. Telling the truth is not in European traditions, but lying in principle is impossible for a long time, especially against a strong state, hence ridiculous punctures.
      3. meriem1 3 September 2015 15: 00 New
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        Quote: Wend
        Quote: AGAIN
        "The Baltic States disappointed the West as an information springboard against Russia"
        ... and how sprat is no longer comme il faut. Good luck .... :)

        To defeat Russia in the information war, you must NOT LIE, BUT TALK THE TRUTH. But this is the United States with the EU and their hangers-on and can not do it. laughing


        Telling the truth in the west of death is similar. To tell the truth about your mental perversions is like cutting your throat to yourself ....... They will lie as long as possible and call the truth Russian propaganda! But it all ends sometime !!!
        1. marlin1203 3 September 2015 16: 06 New
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          Something is changing ... has it really become difficult for amers for money to find corrupt creatures who will lie in the media? Maybe it's the price, the dollar? request
          1. gudgeon 3 September 2015 17: 31 New
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            The Baltic states cannot cope with their commitments to be a springboard for Russia's informational counteraction: Western allies are inclined to engage in the fight against "Russian propaganda" on their own, and not to delegate this activity to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

            Well, what will you do with them ... Dunce ...
            1. Das Boot 3 September 2015 18: 03 New
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              Quote: gudgeon
              Well, what will you do with them ... Dunce ...

              hrenase - "boobies" ... The boy found oil ...
      4. Simon 3 September 2015 18: 44 New
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        It’s not necessary to invent the truth - the truth is our strength, that the United States, the EU, the sprats and all kinds of nonsense, come up with this on the go. laughing
      5. siberalt 4 September 2015 09: 09 New
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        What are the costs to the Balts in the information war against Russia, they already see. Not only have the Russian market been lost, so will the “import substitution” of local residents for residents from Africa laughing
    2. northern 3 September 2015 21: 41 New
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      Quote: AGAIN
      "The Baltic States disappointed the West as an information springboard against Russia"
      ... and how sprat is no longer comme il faut. Good luck .... :)

      Sloppocks, what to take from them ...
    3. Alexkorzun 4 September 2015 13: 36 New
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      Let Brussels entrust this mission of counterpropaganda to the Khokslam ... They will instill such a thing - Europe will burn with shame))))
      And we giggle!
  2. RiverVV 3 September 2015 14: 31 New
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    Well, what did you want? The Baltic youth, who can be brainwashed, is leaving, and the old people, even calling them Russian occupiers, remember the USSR.
    1. Tatyana 3 September 2015 15: 43 New
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      It’s just that the United States has better knowledge of such operations around the world, especially in Ukraine.
      The United States treats the politics of war as its "multinational" business. And at the same time they save their investment in the war against Russia - time and money - on Ukrainian-like money-grubbers in the Baltic states.
      As they say, Americans don’t put their Baltic slaves at the master’s table, and hired "waiters" from Brussels carry food trays from them under their nose just by the side!
    2. Das Boot 3 September 2015 17: 09 New
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      Quote: RiverVV
      Baltic youth who can be brainwashed

      Enough of this grumbling already. One and the same record, without variations: "The USSR built plants for them, schools and hospitals, taught them how to use sprats and smoke, but they, you are ungrateful ..." For 23 years there has been no Union, the generation has grown there, for which the Union is such same mythical something like Mordor. Uninteresting to them are these excursions into the "bright Soviet yesterday."
      Quote: RiverVV
      USSR remember.

      Yes, no one remembers him there.
  3. shuz 3 September 2015 14: 39 New
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    in order to win the information war, you need to tell a lie generously seasoned with truth, then it is very difficult for an average person to separate the lie from the truth ... The Balts know how to grind their tongues idle, if they need to grind on business - they constantly fall into trouble))) therefore it is not surprising that they do not cope with the task in the eyes of the black gentleman
    1. Das Boot 3 September 2015 18: 04 New
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      Quote: shuz
      to win the information war

      there can be no winners a priori in the info war.
  4. garhail 3 September 2015 14: 50 New
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    Quote: RiverVV
    Well, what did you want? The Baltic youth, who can be brainwashed, is leaving, and the old people, even calling them Russian occupiers, remember the USSR.

    Of course, what do they want from them? We fought with this bastard back in the 80s. Now, even those who were in the "Popular Front" and voted for the independence of Latvia (I, the pepper was categorically against it), understood that they were eaten ..., changed their attitude towards the USSR.
  5. PQ-18 3 September 2015 14: 55 New
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    not the temperament!
    where are they with the Russians .. "peeps to be measured" ?! lol
  6. rf xnumx 3 September 2015 14: 55 New
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    Baltic States disappointed the West as an information base against Russia
    And so already all the dogs were let down, while we fight back, it’s hard for them to fight the truth
  7. roskot 3 September 2015 14: 57 New
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    Oh, not on those set. And how magnificent they opened. What kind of speeches were spoken. And the bubble was blown away.
  8. andrei332809 3 September 2015 15: 01 New
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    very slow, or what?
  9. Andrey Peter 3 September 2015 15: 04 New
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    to win the information war you need to tell a lie generously seasoned with truth, then it is very difficult for an average person to separate the lie from the truth

    I completely agree with you, but what truth can they tell? Only that Russia has seized part of the territory of Ukraine and threatens their security - this is already tired of everyone. If they are about sanctions, they have suffered more from them. So it remains for them to say that even our singers, composers, comedians and even ensembles threaten their safety, even funny, it reaches the point of absurdity wassat
  10. f, hfrjlf, hf 3 September 2015 15: 10 New
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    West fellows create new jobs
  11. provincial 3 September 2015 15: 11 New
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    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2015/316/flxn778.jpg
  12. Anchonsha 3 September 2015 15: 13 New
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    Hee hee hee ... Well, how can one refute the truth if the country has the Internet and the media. Well, once you can lie, well, another time to re-read the facts, but they won’t believe you anymore. Brussels officials seem to have played up and do not want to see the real facts. If in the USA everything is being overlooked, then many see this and immediately put the broadcasters in an awkward position with their questions. But on the other hand, television and cinema are set to praise the American way of life. By this, of course, you can’t deceive the average American, in the sense of having a secondary education, which results in Obama’s disbelief
  13. blind 3 September 2015 15: 13 New
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    Well, everything is clear. there they clearly said the dough was not given, and for pennies they managed to hire only inadequate, miserably yapping Russian liberals in view of the mental retardation of those who were excommunicated from the western feeder at home.
  14. sl22277 3 September 2015 15: 18 New
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    It was necessary for the Baltic states to teach this: Hypocrisy and double standards, direct deception and distortion of historical facts - these are the main methods of work of the Western media. PS (For the majority of the world's population this is clearly visible and unacceptable).
  15. morpogr 3 September 2015 15: 25 New
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    Only servants can work the Balts. Serve European sponsors and satisfy any desire of an overseas host.
  16. Nymp 3 September 2015 15: 31 New
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    Well, these balts are generally useless. The USSR built factories for them, put industry on its feet. Before that, they only caught fish and that’s it! So they are for the sake of the EU (as you know, the geyropa does not tolerate competitors on their territory) threw off industry, ruining their own plants and factories for the sake of European monopolies. So also in the form of a chain dog of Europe, the exam failed! Well stupid.
    1. Tatyana 3 September 2015 21: 17 New
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      The USSR built factories for them, put industry on its feet. Before that, they only caught fish and that’s it! So they are for the sake of the EU (as you know, the geyropa does not tolerate competitors on their territory) threw off industry, ruining their own plants and factories for the sake of European monopolies.
      So the Baltic nationalists did not need plants and factories. crying They themselves did not understand anything in them. They didn’t feel sorry for their industry also because the factories and factories employed mainly Russians and the Russian-speaking population, whom they dreamed of getting rid of. bully
      At the same time, the Baltic nationalists believed that they would live on their pure ecological agricultural, fisheries, tourism, like the Russian Federation on an oil needle. fool
      That was deceived. Brussels, under the leadership of the United States, successfully put it into their heads. wassat
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  17. vladimirw 3 September 2015 15: 31 New
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    ate their own sprats, poisoned or brains from losing money from the Russian Federation jammed?
  18. pavelty 3 September 2015 16: 12 New
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    As the locals joke: “The last one to fly away!” Remember to turn off the lights at the airport. ”
  19. gladysheff2010 3 September 2015 16: 48 New
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    Let them beat the black man, so that he could send a deputy from the lands of overseas, they themselves cannot be controlled lol .
  20. 205577 3 September 2015 16: 57 New
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    They cannot understand one simple reason why no matter how much money NATO poured into political information, they will not be able to change ANYTHING. And this reason is simple to the point of banality - our country fully saw and felt the bestial grin of their liberal democracy and market economy. And now, no matter how bright prospects we are portrayed with, we have no gullibility left.
    It’s they who tested the scheme at home - everything that was bad and not so bad for the past president, but with the new everything will be different, their RAM does not work for more than four years. And here, people here are somehow used to looking into the past for hundreds of years from nothing to do, and somehow if they find the fact of fraud literally ten to twenty years ago, for some reason they do not believe that this time everything will be different.
    Oh, this is our dense and uncivilized, oh, this is our memory, one problem with this.
    Vaughn, the same Germany, had forgotten in just half a century how millions of living people were burned in crematoriums, starved, and that’s all. Everything is fine. Now we, those who stopped it all, are seriously teaching humanity. And we would be happy to learn, but all the good knowledge of the history of the “teachers” prevents us from correctly perceiving, somehow we do not listen to them like the Moses of the Lord.
    Well, then Europe and the USA are once again upset, and again they think how can we careless to guide us on the true path.
    Tears of tenderness come from such touching care.
    1. V.ic 4 September 2015 07: 52 New
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      Quote: 205577
      They cannot understand one simple reason why no matter how much money NATO poured into political information, they will not be able to change ANYTHING. And the reason is simple to the point of banality - our country fully saw and felt the bestial grin of their liberal democracy and market economy.

      Not in Moscow or St. Petersburg, but in the province. Not the oligarchs, but the common people ...
  21. ALABAY45 3 September 2015 17: 46 New
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    I have never been a linguist, but it was always interesting: when communicating between citizens of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - the language used? recourse
    1. Das Boot 3 September 2015 18: 05 New
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      Quote: ALABAY45
      when communicating with citizens of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - the language used?

      gestures.
  22. Kibl 3 September 2015 19: 30 New
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    Yes, our labytes of brains only have enough to cut the next Euro-tranche, for another it is not imprisoned! What propaganda is there !!!
    1. Das Boot 3 September 2015 21: 25 New
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      Yes, our labs have enough brains to cut the next eurotrans

      sorry, but why is it still needed, this tranche? At least, finally decided on role-playing games - the Balts, in view of their absolute economic worthlessness, cannot serve the locomotives of Europe even as a shovel. Therefore, the most suitable for them is the role of a whistle (or a beep, if you like): "that, the Russians are coming-u-ut!" But I must admit, the guys caught the courage - this trend is for a long time)
  23. Asadullah 3 September 2015 21: 35 New
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    As a result, the NATO Strategic Communication Center was opened in Riga, several opposition Russian journalists were brought to Latvia and Estonia for cooperation, Baltic politicians and diplomats began to beat money from Brussels to create a “counter-propaganda” television channel in Russian.


    What’s interesting is that no one led by this ear or snout to this center, and the Russian opposition along with the canals have already settled in Riga. And after the opening, pushing their asses they climbed to represent CV. The question arises, who are they if they have already been aware of possible movements in the sphere of containing Russia for half a year?

    The second point, in my opinion, the activity of such elements in Russia itself is extremely wardful and unpunished in any way. For example, in the West, in no country, you will not find criticism of the leadership and the state in such terms and with such an extreme bias. Such a publication will either be closed or ruined, and individuals will find themselves in the very margins of society with a white ticket for the profession. It is not fashionable to criticize the state and leadership there. There is some kind of bacchanalia of criticism in Russia. This must be stopped; registration as a foreign agent is not enough.
  24. Volzhanin 4 September 2015 07: 47 New
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    I wonder if the geyropa will lift the sanctions, will we change our shoes again, “throw” our domestic producers and suppliers of those countries with which we have already agreed on a replacement?
    If our authorities are not finished m-ki, then what is the geyropa hoping for?
    Who thinks about this?
    1. Naum 4 September 2015 10: 13 New
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      While corruption flourishes, rollbacks decide everything. Each import contract is “provided” with a good bonus, from which “servants” are unthinkable. Not for that, they are in power!
  25. Naum 4 September 2015 10: 09 New
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    The narrow specialization of these small mongrel sprats is to bark from the gateway to the Russian "elephant". And in Russian too. But the poor did not cope with this special task either! "Elephant" reduces the transit of goods through the Baltic states, imports and mongrels are already very unwell. I want to bark, but I can’t. Togo and look. The Elephant will fulfill their need for them, and then generally they tryndets ... Hurry!