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originally posted by: 2012newstart
contrary to my previous posts I don't believe Putin is dead or retired. If it was so, until now Medvedev would have assumed power according to constitution. It doesn't happen. For a coup you have to have many tanks in Russia, as we saw in 1991 and 1993. Nothing like that happens. Not even demonstrations. Instead, the Red square is being renewed for some celebrations. (May 9 or something else).
originally posted by: charlyv
, what kind of chaos would be going on right now, if Obama was missing for 10 days?
Russian president Vladimir Putin and his long-time ally Victor Ivanov, who is currently head of Russia’s narcotics agency, have been implicated in helping run a drug smuggling and money laundering ring in St Petersburg in the 1990s. The allegations were made by ex-KGB officer Yuri Shvets who spoke at the inquiry into the death Alexander Litvinenko yesterday.
Shvets testified in front of Ben Emmerson QC, expanding on a report he had compiled with fellow ex-Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, a few months prior to the latter’s death from polonium poisoning.
According to Shvets’ sources, which include the late Litvinenko, an anonymous party “sufficiently close to Ivanov to have been his former assistant”, as well as the Ukrainian security services, “Mr Putin was directly involved in a company that was laundering drugs from Colombia” [sic].
неХуёвый Portland @the_boris · 9h9 hours ago
Unconfirmed rumor: General Zolotov, head of #Putin's protection service, has been killed. so far, this is only on twitter...
Former aide said Russia's prime minister will be replaced by Sergei Ivanov
This to be followed by an announcement Putin needs a break, it is claimed
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Liveuamap @Liveuamap · 11h11 hours ago
Kadyrov in his Instagram: "I'm devoted to Putin, nevermind he is President or not" instagram.com...
I don't like rumors. But when they both come from different sources, rumors can be considered as information. Albeit unverified, but has the right to exist.
The information appeared that suddenly died (some say killed) General Zolotov.
I would, of course, endorsements, but am hardly ... ... ....
Ukrainian readers explain (Russian and so know) that this is not a simple and General.
Colonel General Viktor Zolotov over 13 years Putin's bodyguard (the Chief of the presidential security service, Deputy Director of the FSO) and remained one of his few friends lately.
From 2014-go-first Deputy Minister of the Interior and the General Commander of the internal troops of the Russian Interior Ministry.
Soon had to take up the post of head of the Federal Security Service (FSB).
If the killing is confirmed, it means that Ivanov and co. still pressed Putin.
Now it is alive or not is the real Putin vlast′perešla into the hands of more rigid and brutal group. And a nervous evening behavior Kadyrov confirmed that Moscow had no roof.
Ukraine will be a big success, if it wants to first deal with Chechnya, and then with Ukraine. If, on the contrary, the offensive (direct aggression) can be oiždat′ as soon as possible.
And yet. I wouldn't trust rumors, walking around Moscow that "the coup committed Shoigu", which will be headed by the State. Complete bull#. He, of course, as you advance through the ranks ever commit small "coups", but now someone wants to rule the country alone. Yes and supporters would not allow. And make/to lead a coup. ... It would have been had Putin's head on a platter. Only the "collective". And in no other way.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: sosobad
I am engaging in discussion and debate about the missing leader of the Russian Federation. Which , contrary to your comments, is in fact a concern whether people like him or not. That is because of the uncertainty, should the rumorville be true, on who would replace Putin and what their plans are.
But by all means engage in personal attacks while ignoring the topic.
So your comment was meant as?
originally posted by: Ploutonas
today its a celebration day, positive day, stop arguing... The date 14 of march 2015 = 3,141592653 = π
So have a nice day! I am sure the mistery will be solved today..
originally posted by: Wookiep
a reply to: sosobad
Yeah this is comical indeed...All the school-yard bickering, like the kind you pose here.. What do you think about the OP Sosobad? I genuinely ask, because we haven't heard many serious opinions coming from the pro-putin crowd.
I'm still thinking this might have to so with his new baby, and nothing more.. BUT, so far, no-one really knows for sure..