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Fire in Moscow at Novodevichy Convent - a warning to Poland and/or Lithuania?
The night before Putin returned and speculations about his fate reached fever pitch people here on ATS and all over the world witnessed a fire breaking out on Moscow live cams. To many it looked like the fire was inside the Kremlin itself - a rumor soon debunked.
Moscow's historic Novodevichy Convent catches fire close to Kremlin
Live footage of Moscow led some to believe the Kremlin was on fire, but it was the Novodevichy Convent that was ablaze...
It turned out to be just the scaffolding of a tower undergoing renovation that was on fire. The building itself reportedly was unharmed. So this fire just coincidentally while all eyes are turned to the Kremlin? Or was it laid on purpose (without damaging the building) to draw attention to this:
Wikipedia - Novodevichy Convent
Vasili III, the Grand Prince of Moscow, founded the Novodevichy Convent in 1524 in commemoration of his conquest of Smolensk in 1514.
Wikipedia - Siege of Smolensk (1514)
The Siege of Smolensk of 1514 took place during the fourth Muscovite–Lithuanian War (1512–1520).
Growing and strengthening Grand Duchy of Moscow clashed with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the territories of the former Kievan Rus'. The tension resulted in a series of wars from 1492. In November 1512, the war resumed again. The main objective of Moscow was to capture Smolensk, an important fortress and trade center, that was part of Lithuania since 1404.
Wikipedia - 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
all 96 people on board. These included President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 18 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre; the site is approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Smolensk.
Did Putin Blow Up the Whole Polish Government in 2010? A Second Look. (The Daily Beast)
A plane crash at Smolensk in Russia four years ago wiped out the Warsaw leadership. It used to be seen as an accident. Now, after Putin’s games in Ukraine, people aren’t so sure.
I've never seen Russian shills on ATS till US shills started shredding Russia and blaming it for every single evil thing US did
Want Russia to be the good guy, stop attacking and disrespecting Russia on their own border by organizing coup in Ukraine.
I am just somebody without an agenda trying to make sense of the world around him.
originally posted by: Britguy
And yet, despite all this fear mongering, based on absolutely nothing more than the "opinions" (often delusional) of TV talking heads, their on-call military pundits and the usual lying politicians, we have absolutely no proof whatsoever of Russia meddling or planning to attack anyone at all.
World map shows country size based on population and not land mass
As I said they show their hands.
originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
they know those numbers (US needed 500.000 troops to secure Afghanistan, that`s the whole US army).
Or how about the 80,000 Russian that were conducting an unscheduled 'snap' drill beside the Finnish boarder?
originally posted by: rossacus
a reply to: Britguy
You want proof...see how much of Ukraine has been taken over by Russia. How many square miles have been annexed; the taking over of their primary naval base; corrupting their naval commander the list goes on. Governers murdered, rebels being weaponised and trained by Russia. Planes shot down. I'm bored of listing but a few examples of how Russia are invading. Remember Georgia. It's frustrating to read posts like yours. They can do it and are doing it. There is plenty of proof