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The Local - Russian scientist charged with spying
Lindstrand refused to discuss the extent of the damage caused by the spying, but said he assumed that the suspected crime would have an effect on Sweden's relations with the affected country.
A source in the Swedish government offices told TT that while the alleged spying had implications for national defence, this did not necessarily mean that it involved the Swedish military.
Originally posted by Ulvetann
Originally posted by American Mad Man
I don't see the problem here.
Sweden is about to mingle with someone they have never appreciated.
In 1808-09 The swedes were at war with Russia over Finland. Russia won, got Finland, and later gave Finland extensive sovereignity, and that way created the Finnish state.
I wonder what the finnish people thinks of Sweden for doing this. As well as norwegians, that learnt during the WWII, that Sweden acted far from neutral regarding Nazi troop, and munition-movements. Not to mention they exported Iron ore by train to the coast of Norway, where it was shipped of to Germany. Instead of putting up resistance, as the rest of Europe did, they were very cooperative with the 'ze dritte reich'.
Originally posted by Nordman
1) Your depicment on the "birth of Finland" is just wrong. That did not in any way create the Finnish state. Finland has a long History with the Swedes, that is why we also speak Swedish here as a second lanquage. Finland has been around longer than that. But Finland received it's autonomy after BEATING Russia in the winter war.
Originally posted by iskander
A note on Hellmutts reference to Kavkaz center.
Quoting Kavkaz center as a media source would be exactly the same as quoting from OsamaBinLaden.org
Conspiracy lovers should look somewhere else.
Originally posted by iskander
By defending Kavkaz center as a viable media source, you are promoting a bulletin board that serves terrorist market, and it's drenched in blood.
Russia inspects Swedish meat plants
RUSSIA: Sweden moves to export meat to Russia amid reports of large scale illegal imports entering the country.
Russian food-safety inspectors are to travel to Sweden to inspect potential export meat plants next month. The move follows talks between Sergei Dankvert, the head of the food safety authority, Rosselkhoznadzor, and the Swedish ambassador Johan Molander.
The news of the inspection team’s trip to Sweden, comes amid reports from Russia that more than 250,000 tonnes of illegal meat is entering the country each year.
The agriculture ministry believes that much of the meat comes from China, and some of the Eastern European countries are being used to re-export the illegal shipments.
Other illegal shipments are also reported to be coming in from Africa and South America from plants that have not been passed by the strict Russian inspection regulations.
Web posted: May 25, 2007
Category: Food Safety,Trade
In Europe:Chris Harris, Editor or
In North America: Bryan Salvage, Editorial Director