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#3581 bojan

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 1333 PM

Plus there are some high-grade medical institutions that do research into nerve agents due the their potential use in the medicine.

On the other hand if you are want to make sub-gram amounts of stuff and you are decent organic chemist with a good lab there is nothing that is gonna stop you, other than personal safety requirements.


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#3582 Rick

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 0347 AM

 

 

 

Good God, I didnt know Vector was still open. IIRC, they had a smallpox or anthrax leak back in 1979, killed several dozen people.

See RT report kindly posted here by Panzermann yesterday – it was explosion during paintwork during reconstruction of one of the buildings, no biohazard. Strange you expect one of the leading Russian scientific centers closed – as in fact they are quite successful, including participation in international virus research programs.

https://en.wikipedia...chnology_VECTOR

 

Roman, my understanding is that the Soviet Union committed much talent, time and money into biological and chemical research. Do you know if any of this knowledge has moved into cancer research?

 

I'm afraid i am not even close to be expert in this field, so it is hard for me to comment. Yes USSR was investing heavily in medical research of all kinds, but top achievements of medical science (mostly extremely expensive) were mostly unavailable for regular patients, as Soviet healthcare system (often named Semashko system after its inventor) was designed right from the beginning to provide free but basic medical service for people who  were out of reach of modern medical service before that system, not high-tech help.
  Article covering some problems of both Soviet and modern Russian healthcare systems
https://www.who.int/...5/13-030513/en/

 

Thank you for the information. I'm afraid one aspect of Soviet healthcare reform is in trouble when I read this "Our government plans to create highly differentiated pay scales and substantial additional funding has been earmarked for that until 2018."


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#3583 JWB

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 1128 AM

Russia's Maria Butina released from Florida prison, set to be deported

https://www.foxnews....-to-be-released


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 1453 PM

Russian soldier shoots dead eight fellow servicemen

https://www.bbc.com/...europe-50184909


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 0423 AM

that should be in ´´cold war 2´´ thread, since it´s like a regular flashback from 1989


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#3586 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 0640 AM

The military unit No. 54160 houses an artillery brigade and a missile brigade. It has Iskander missiles, which are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

 

Uhuh.


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 0652 AM

Before panicking, read this one.

https://en.wikipedia..._Control_(book)


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#3588 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 0726 AM

I already did, its pretty good isn't it?

 

There was an account I read that at the end of the Cold War the Americans went over and were horrified that the Russians didn't have a paper trail for all the nuclear weapons. The Americans showed them the systems they were using and the Russians said 'Well its very nice, and we would use it if we had the money'.

 

Ironically since the budget bubble since 2008, its probably even stevens between the Americans and the Russians. Particularly reading of some of the security gaffs in the USAF.


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#3589 Roman Alymov

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 1504 PM

 

There was an account I read that at the end of the Cold War the Americans went over and were horrified that the Russians didn't have a paper trail for all the nuclear weapons. The Americans showed them the systems they were using and the Russians said 'Well its very nice, and we would use it if we had the money'.

It is impossible from technology point of view - since any nuke is complex technological device that require constant monitoring and maintenance (quite expensive) by qualified personnel. It just can't stay forgotten somewhere in the corner of warehouse like box of ammunition. "Nuclear weapons without paper trail" is only possible if somebody was doing this maintenance in own free time and on own expense. in reality USSR was running complicated computer  system for command&control of strategic nuclear arsenal from mid-1970th


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 2308 PM

Shut up you. WTF do you know about this? We listen only to the experts!
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#3591 Roman Alymov

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 0104 AM

"E.T. in Rus Civil war setting"

 

P.S. Alien eating chess pieces is reflection of one of Russian language terms for beating the peace in chess game: it means literally "eat it"


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#3592 Daan

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 0759 AM

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https://theaviationi...along-the-road/


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#3593 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 1149 AM

There was an account I read that at the end of the Cold War the Americans went over and were horrified that the Russians didn't have a paper trail for all the nuclear weapons. The Americans showed them the systems they were using and the Russians said 'Well its very nice, and we would use it if we had the money'.

It is impossible from technology point of view - since any nuke is complex technological device that require constant monitoring and maintenance (quite expensive) by qualified personnel. It just can't stay forgotten somewhere in the corner of warehouse like box of ammunition. "Nuclear weapons without paper trail" is only possible if somebody was doing this maintenance in own free time and on own expense. in reality USSR was running complicated computer  system for command&control of strategic nuclear arsenal from mid-1970th

I have given you a few years back a link to a video on YouTube showing a US scientist who was given the job of kissing with Russian nuclear authorities at the end of the Cold war. I believe it was this one in which he described this problem.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=hr6ZTISSeJQ

Why don't you watch it too Simon, you might learn something.
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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0435 AM

Date 02.11.2019

Author Darko Janjevic

 

Russia: High-ranking police chief gunned down in Moscow

 

Russian police have launched a manhunt after a senior police officer tasked with fighting extremism was shot dead in Moscow. The officer had already reportedly survived an assassination attempt in Chechnya.

 

A gunman killed two men in Moscow on Saturday, with Russian authorities confirming one of them was high-ranking police officer from the southern state of Ingushetia, Ibragim Eldzharkiev. The second victim is believed to be Eldzharkiev's younger brother.

 

"The men suffered injuries and died at the scene," spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, Yulia Ivanova, told Interfax news agency.

Eldzharkiev served as chief of Ingushetia's anti-extremism center. He took office last year after his predecessor, Timur Hamhoev, was convicted of torturing detainees and extortion.

 

Murder on video?

 

Moscow police launched a manhunt on Saturday after the killings. Authorities also said they were interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage from the site.

 

According to Interfax, a security camera captured footage of the shooter walking close to Eldzharkiev as he waited near the entrance of a building. The second victim, believed to be his brother, is seen parking a car. As the gunman fires at Eldzharkiev, his brother leaves the car, but is then also hit.

 

The shooter then fired "control headshots," said a source cited by Interfax.

 

Failed assassination in Chechnya

 

Russian news agencies reported that Eldzharkiev had been targeted in a failed attack in January this year, when unidentified gunmen fired at a car he was riding in. At the time, Eldzharkiev was returning to Ingushetia from the neighboring state of Chechnya, the site of two recent wars between Russian forces and Muslim militias.

 

The police officer was unharmed in the January attack, but three officers who were riding with him were wounded and one of them later passed away, according to sources cited by the TASS news agency.

 

https://www.dw.com/e...scow/a-51094545


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#3595 bd1

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0745 AM

 

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On October 24, the Chechen state television network Grozny released footage showing former Grozny Mayor and former Chechen Deputy Prime Minister Islam Kadyrov using a taser to force confessions from people accused of fraud.

https://meduza.io/en...0/25/bad-cousin

 

meanwhile in chechniya, 


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#3596 Roman Alymov

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 0358 AM


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#3597 Roman Alymov

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 0409 AM

As i can't find Cuba thread, lets have it hear


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#3598 Roman Alymov

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 0414 AM

 

 

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On October 24, the Chechen state television network Grozny released footage showing former Grozny Mayor and former Chechen Deputy Prime Minister Islam Kadyrov using a taser to force confessions from people accused of fraud.

https://meduza.io/en...0/25/bad-cousin

 

meanwhile in chechniya, 

 

Russian savages - don't they know civilized people use water boarding and fly people in jets around the globe for tourture?

https://www.rt.com/u...rector-profile/

Torture master? Who is Gina Haspel, 1st woman to head CIA


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#3599 Roman Alymov

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 0947 AM

Folk group from Krasnodar  (recorded back in 2013, it is primetime of Russia's top TV channel)

(by the way song is in "Ukrainian")

 

  
local TV report about them (students from Cameroon and Cot-d-Ivory  from  Krasnodar universities)


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#3600 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 0505 AM

Putin wants a Russian version of Wikipedia.

https://www.theguard...on-of-wikipedia

 

Id love to read the entry on Salisbury. :D


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