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Police Brutality in Russia
« on: July 09, 2016, 12:51:19 PM »
Disappointed Russian USA relations have deteriorated so badly in Moscow...

If the Moscow Federal Police Services (FSB etc.) are treating Diplomats with utter contempt what about USA Businessmen and Tourists - seems the Yanqui go home banners flying hi in mother Russia:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-says-two-russian-officials-expelled-us-diplomat-201624247.html

US says two Russian officials expelled after US diplomat attacked

AFP•July 8, 2016

Washington (AFP) - The United States has expelled two Russian officials over an attack on a US diplomat in Moscow last month by a policeman, the State Department said.

The news comes after complaints from Washington about what it deemed a mounting campaign of harassment and intimidation of American diplomats and their families in the Russian capital.

"On June 17, we expelled two Russian officials from the United States to respond to this attack," department spokesman John Kirby said.

He said that on June 6, a Russian policeman attacked an accredited US diplomat entering the US embassy compound, after the US official identified himself.

"The action was unprovoked and it endangered the safety of our employee. The Russian claim that the policeman was protecting the embassy from an unidentified individual is simply untrue," Kirby told reporters.

The Washington Post first reported the incident last month, saying the Russian Federal Security Service guard broke the diplomat's shoulder in the struggle.


This week, Russian state-controlled television broadcast what appeared to be footage of the attack, saying it showed a Russian police guard stationed outside the embassy tackling a man it said was an undercover CIA officer attempting to enter the building without identifying himself.

In the short, grainy clip -- which appears to contradict the Russian report -- a man exiting a taxi is almost immediately attacked by a policeman who bursts from a sentry box and wrestles him to the ground. With the officer pinning him down, the man manages to push himself through a door into the embassy.

Kirby on Friday said Russian security services had "intensified their harassment against US personnel in an effort to disrupt our diplomatic and consular operations."

Washington had privately "urged" Moscow to stop such harassment, he added.

He refused to comment further on the condition of the diplomat who was attacked.

Last month, The Washington Post described a series of actions by Russian security and intelligence services, including following diplomats and their family members, appearing at social functions uninvited and paying for negative media stories.

Some diplomats said intruders had broken into their homes at night to rearrange furniture, turn on lights and even defecate on a living room carpet, the newspaper reported, citing officials as saying Russian intelligence officers once broke into the US defense attache's Moscow house and killed his dog.

Moscow in turn accuses the United States of harassing its own diplomats and says it takes reciprocal measures only in response -- claims that Washington says have no basis in fact.

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Really???  Defecating on rugs and killing the dogs of diplomats inside their homes WTF?  ... a normal US Citizen if targeted by mafiya or corrupt officials does not stand a chance - Russia really becoming a Thug Run empire.

Sad really.

Almost as bad us USA Urban Core Cities.

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Re: Police Brutality in Russia
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 01:30:46 PM »
It is normal for different embassy staffs to play tricks upon others. I have seen it happening here at first hand. However, I rather doubt that stories of people shitting on rugs or killing dogs are true.

The 'normal' way that it works, from what I know, is that staff will try to set other countries' staff up such that they appear to be behaving badly and as a result, are sent back to the home country. It would seem that, at this moment, the US is a round ahead of the Russians. They'll pull back though and it'll even out.

Even if there is diplomatic immunity from prosecutions for criminal offences it is taken as being bad form to have staff members mentioned in local police reports. As I recall, different embassies have different standards but a junior official might get away with one such report, but a second will likely see him, or her, going back home, sent by the senior management.

Whilst I doubt that the stories we read are all true, and I rather believe the foreign ministry spokeswoman about the reason for having stopped the bloke outside the US embassy even if the narrative is a little 'mixed up', my guess is that staff members of both Russian and US embassies are now making sure they don't break local drink driving laws, don't speed, park carefully, and don't get into trouble with locals - not just in Moscow but in all  the regional embassies and consulates.

Oh, I hope that the bloke stopped outside the US embassy gets a good bonus for having his shoulder broken by one of his colleagues. Pain that we know we are going to receive is much worse than the pain we receive unexpectedly!


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Re: Police Brutality in Russia
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 10:22:31 AM »
Don't shoot the messenger, links to articles posted, don't necessarily reflect my personal opinion.


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Re: Police Brutality in Russia
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 10:38:36 AM »
Russia has expelled two CIA operatives from the country, one of them being the bloke attempting to reach safe harbour the other day.

Apparently the bloke in the video was spirited away before the notification of his expulsion which is, therefore, just a formality.

The chances that the Russians don't know who is CIA or not? Slim.

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Re: Police Brutality in Russia
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 02:39:15 PM »
You can see by the video, the United states can't back up the claims made.

Lying State Dept Rep Caught Like a Deer in the Headlights on Russian Harassment Claim (Video)

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/lying-state-dept-rep-caught-deer-headlights/ri15552
Don't shoot the messenger, links to articles posted, don't necessarily reflect my personal opinion.