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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2019, 02:05:48 AM »
Confederate, you are posting stuff that you made up as fact. That's dishonest, that's you, that's not me.

If you dislike the characterisation then stop lying. Simples!
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #76 on: May 01, 2019, 05:14:27 AM »


Nobody is fearing anything, if you had been to russia, you'd know that.


I am sat with 4 of 'em and you are kidding yourself ....  I spend a LOT of time in the region that ajoins Crimea

A LOT of Russians question corruption from the top down....it is THE main issue in every Ivanov index survey of the Sberbank
Question is not the same as fear, i thought you were an english native speaker?

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Crimea is a whole different case, all people there have been living in Heaven for 5 years now, so nobody there would like to speak against Russia.

'All'? 

I can name you people who lost their jobs, homes and had to pack up and live the peninsula for speaking out about injustice..
Let me explain the language used: , all people [currently living] there.

Note the 2 inserted words.
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Where Crimea was the worst-performing state of Ukraine (economicly speaking) and investments were none, this has all changed.
People feel it in their wallet every day, so you can bet your ass off that everybody is in good report with Russia.
Every year I go there, I keep being amazed at the sheer amount of Russia flags, putin baubles and other pro-russian stuff.
You just can't make that stuff with surpressing the local people.

Mark.

Many businesses that closed have not reopened and despite your assurances, tourism is not anywhere near back to when Ukrainians flocked

You might want to check the numbers, last year was a record-breaking year for crimea, including times under ukrainian rule. This year will be even busier is the general expectation. All cheap/middle class hotels are booked solid and even the more luxurious ones are starting to sell out.

https://primechaniya.ru/home/news/aprel-2019/dorogo-no-otboya-net-krymu-prorochat-horoshij-kurortnyj-sezon/?fbclid=IwAR19aoeUkhiJ7Umb6-J1jDv5W98KUVTunUqolBpPOzOF9XQiu0pmUgctgoE

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Newsflash...many Russians do not trust Crimean's ..it has long had a reputation as being corrupt
And who was adjudicator during that long time? and you speak of "had" as in past-tense, could it be that this slowly changed after 2014?

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Then there's the matter of Tatar land claims...that date back to Soviet times...

You are speaking on behalf of Eth. Russians..not the indigenous people or those that made their lives there while 60 years being undisputed part of Ukraine
I speak for all people currently living in Crimea, including the Tatars. They are quite happy that they can now talk to the government in their native tongue instead of having to resort to Ukrainian. And there are more of such changes you fail to pick up every time Crimea is brought up. You are either someone suffering from Dementia or you simply do not want to hear how things changed for the better and cling to an abusive failed state that used to rule Crimea.

And since the change in 2014, Ukraine went further down the crapper, whose fault that is i will not expand on here in this topic.
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #77 on: May 01, 2019, 08:02:17 AM »


Nobody is fearing anything, if you had been to russia, you'd know that.


I am sat with 4 of 'em and you are kidding yourself ....  I spend a LOT of time in the region that ajoins Crimea

A LOT of Russians question corruption from the top down....it is THE main issue in every Ivanov index survey of the Sberbank
Question is not the same as fear, i thought you were an english native speaker?

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Crimea is a whole different case, all people there have been living in Heaven for 5 years now, so nobody there would like to speak against Russia.

'All'? 

I can name you people who lost their jobs, homes and had to pack up and live the peninsula for speaking out about injustice..
Let me explain the language used: , all people [currently living] there.

Note the 2 inserted words.
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Where Crimea was the worst-performing state of Ukraine (economicly speaking) and investments were none, this has all changed.
People feel it in their wallet every day, so you can bet your ass off that everybody is in good report with Russia.
Every year I go there, I keep being amazed at the sheer amount of Russia flags, putin baubles and other pro-russian stuff.
You just can't make that stuff with surpressing the local people.

Mark.

Many businesses that closed have not reopened and despite your assurances, tourism is not anywhere near back to when Ukrainians flocked

You might want to check the numbers, last year was a record-breaking year for crimea, including times under ukrainian rule. This year will be even busier is the general expectation. All cheap/middle class hotels are booked solid and even the more luxurious ones are starting to sell out.

https://primechaniya.ru/home/news/aprel-2019/dorogo-no-otboya-net-krymu-prorochat-horoshij-kurortnyj-sezon/?fbclid=IwAR19aoeUkhiJ7Umb6-J1jDv5W98KUVTunUqolBpPOzOF9XQiu0pmUgctgoE

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Newsflash...many Russians do not trust Crimean's ..it has long had a reputation as being corrupt
And who was adjudicator during that long time? and you speak of "had" as in past-tense, could it be that this slowly changed after 2014?

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Then there's the matter of Tatar land claims...that date back to Soviet times...

You are speaking on behalf of Eth. Russians..not the indigenous people or those that made their lives there while 60 years being undisputed part of Ukraine
I speak for all people currently living in Crimea, including the Tatars. They are quite happy that they can now talk to the government in their native tongue instead of having to resort to Ukrainian. And there are more of such changes you fail to pick up every time Crimea is brought up. You are either someone suffering from Dementia or you simply do not want to hear how things changed for the better and cling to an abusive failed state that used to rule Crimea.

And since the change in 2014, Ukraine went further down the crapper, whose fault that is i will not expand on here in this topic.

More bold faced lies from puffer Mark.

Tatar’s are decidedly NOT happy with the Russian occupation.

The main reason they arrested him is that he is a Crimean Tatar,” Bekirova says of her father, who is not allowed visits or calls from relatives. “It’s possible that his arrest had something to do with my mother being a member of the Mejlis [the Crimean Tatar assembly] or because I work for the Crimean Tatar television station ATR, which tells people what’s going on in Crimea.

“But above all I think Russia wants to use him as an example to scare the entire Crimean Tatar people – to show that even someone who has had a leg amputated and has diabetes and serious heart problems can be arrested and held in such conditions
.”


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/crimean-tatars-stand-firm-against-russian-occupation-of-homeland-1.3811335%3fmode=amp
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #78 on: May 01, 2019, 08:20:45 AM »
While the link below is over a year old it defines many of the issues that are at play on the Krim.



https://jamestown.org/program/ukraines-everest-estate-llc-v-russia-about-more-than-money/
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #79 on: May 01, 2019, 09:02:43 AM »

More bold faced lies from puffer Mark.

Tatar’s are decidedly NOT happy with the Russian occupation.

The main reason they arrested him is that he is a Crimean Tatar,” Bekirova says of her father, who is not allowed visits or calls from relatives. “It’s possible that his arrest had something to do with my mother being a member of the Mejlis [the Crimean Tatar assembly] or because I work for the Crimean Tatar television station ATR, which tells people what’s going on in Crimea.

“But above all I think Russia wants to use him as an example to scare the entire Crimean Tatar people – to show that even someone who has had a leg amputated and has diabetes and serious heart problems can be arrested and held in such conditions
.”


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/crimean-tatars-stand-firm-against-russian-occupation-of-homeland-1.3811335%3fmode=amp
You do realise that he is not only a Tatar, but also a terrorist, right?

Terrorists are a whole different ballgame from normal people.

No, I do not speak for terrorists, who are also currently not living inside Crimea. (And quite frankly, I couldn' care less about terrorists rights ).
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #80 on: May 01, 2019, 09:20:27 AM »

More bold faced lies from puffer Mark.

Tatar’s are decidedly NOT happy with the Russian occupation.

The main reason they arrested him is that he is a Crimean Tatar,” Bekirova says of her father, who is not allowed visits or calls from relatives. “It’s possible that his arrest had something to do with my mother being a member of the Mejlis [the Crimean Tatar assembly] or because I work for the Crimean Tatar television station ATR, which tells people what’s going on in Crimea.

“But above all I think Russia wants to use him as an example to scare the entire Crimean Tatar people – to show that even someone who has had a leg amputated and has diabetes and serious heart problems can be arrested and held in such conditions
.”


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/crimean-tatars-stand-firm-against-russian-occupation-of-homeland-1.3811335%3fmode=amp
You do realise that he is not only a Tatar, but also a terrorist, right?

Terrorists are a whole different ballgame from normal people.

No, I do not speak for terrorists, who are also currently not living inside Crimea. (And quite frankly, I couldn' care less about terrorists rights ).


He’s not even remotely a terrorist, this was an obvious setup and frame job by Putin’s FSB to terrorize the Crimean Tatar’s into total submission.

Stop telling bold-faced lies Mark. The Russian authorities will stop at nothing to silence dissenters, but the Tatar’s and others can see the obvious truths.
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #81 on: May 01, 2019, 11:29:48 AM »

More bold faced lies from puffer Mark.

Tatar’s are decidedly NOT happy with the Russian occupation.

The main reason they arrested him is that he is a Crimean Tatar,” Bekirova says of her father, who is not allowed visits or calls from relatives. “It’s possible that his arrest had something to do with my mother being a member of the Mejlis [the Crimean Tatar assembly] or because I work for the Crimean Tatar television station ATR, which tells people what’s going on in Crimea.

“But above all I think Russia wants to use him as an example to scare the entire Crimean Tatar people – to show that even someone who has had a leg amputated and has diabetes and serious heart problems can be arrested and held in such conditions
.”


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/crimean-tatars-stand-firm-against-russian-occupation-of-homeland-1.3811335%3fmode=amp
You do realise that he is not only a Tatar, but also a terrorist, right?

Terrorists are a whole different ballgame from normal people.

No, I do not speak for terrorists, who are also currently not living inside Crimea. (And quite frankly, I couldn' care less about terrorists rights ).


He’s not even remotely a terrorist, this was an obvious setup and frame job by Putin’s FSB to terrorize the Crimean Tatar’s into total submission.

Stop telling bold-faced lies Mark. The Russian authorities will stop at nothing to silence dissenters, but the Tatar’s and others can see the obvious truths.

if you believe that i will not continue this discussion. its pointless
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #82 on: May 01, 2019, 12:25:50 PM »
Incredible that Igor after 8 years and a full tour of military duty comes back as a much more serious and mature man looking to see if there is any consulting potential here at RUA, for example, translations, discreet background inquiries of potential UA Brides or just a savvy local friend to make visits more accommodative - and - his last post on this thread was on page two and the rest a bunch of egoists who could give a damn about Igor and how he is doing posting typical RU versus UA bollox.  Next you will accuse each other of drinking your bloody Orange Juice.

The Area 51 members will know of what OJ I am speaking.

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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #83 on: May 01, 2019, 01:34:34 PM »

More bold faced lies from puffer Mark.

Tatar’s are decidedly NOT happy with the Russian occupation.

The main reason they arrested him is that he is a Crimean Tatar,” Bekirova says of her father, who is not allowed visits or calls from relatives. “It’s possible that his arrest had something to do with my mother being a member of the Mejlis [the Crimean Tatar assembly] or because I work for the Crimean Tatar television station ATR, which tells people what’s going on in Crimea.

“But above all I think Russia wants to use him as an example to scare the entire Crimean Tatar people – to show that even someone who has had a leg amputated and has diabetes and serious heart problems can be arrested and held in such conditions
.”


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/crimean-tatars-stand-firm-against-russian-occupation-of-homeland-1.3811335%3fmode=amp
You do realise that he is not only a Tatar, but also a terrorist, right?

Terrorists are a whole different ballgame from normal people.

No, I do not speak for terrorists, who are also currently not living inside Crimea. (And quite frankly, I couldn' care less about terrorists rights ).


He’s not even remotely a terrorist, this was an obvious setup and frame job by Putin’s FSB to terrorize the Crimean Tatar’s into total submission.

Stop telling bold-faced lies Mark. The Russian authorities will stop at nothing to silence dissenters, but the Tatar’s and others can see the obvious truths.

if you believe that i will not continue this discussion. its pointless

Pointless for you because you live in an alternate reality Universe.

It’s not pointless for astute readers. I suggest they also read the link AvHdB posted just upthread.
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #84 on: May 01, 2019, 01:35:50 PM »
Incredible that Igor after 8 years and a full tour of military duty comes back as a much more serious and mature man looking to see if there is any consulting potential here at RUA, for example, translations, discreet background inquiries of potential UA Brides or just a savvy local friend to make visits more accommodative - and - his last post on this thread was on page two and the rest a bunch of egoists who could give a damn about Igor and how he is doing posting typical RU versus UA bollox.  Next you will accuse each other of drinking your bloody Orange Juice.

The Area 51 members will know of what OJ I am speaking.


Let Stirlitz speak for himself, or better yet repost his entire post.
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #85 on: May 01, 2019, 01:53:05 PM »
What happened here, happens on 95% of most threads.
People arguing. Whats funny is the same cast of characters
every time. A smart fellow would realize this and stop.

Most argue until tired, then wait for next thread and start over.
Same shit different topic. But if you wait, the topics gets repeated.
Kyrm was argued to point of nausea, Died off and here we are again
Same people  arguing the same  thing. I believe there is an expression
for this sort of thing.

Definition of insanity. :)
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #86 on: May 01, 2019, 03:41:15 PM »
What happened here, happens on 95% of most threads.
People arguing. Whats funny is the same cast of characters
every time. A smart fellow would realize this and stop.

Most argue until tired, then wait for next thread and start over.
Same shit different topic. But if you wait, the topics gets repeated.
Kyrm was argued to point of nausea, Died off and here we are again
Same people  arguing the same  thing. I believe there is an expression
for this sort of thing.

Definition of insanity. :)

So then why don’t you stay out of the thread. You obviously don’t have the moral fiber and stamina to fight verbally or in writing for those who’ve had their lands stolen and are in prison suffering human rights abuses.

Be like 2tall and start a bikini models thread. Stay out of threads requiring a moral backbone.
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #87 on: May 01, 2019, 03:46:25 PM »
The reality of Tatar’s opinion and resistance to RF occupation of their historic homeland:

“Ukraine lists Bekirov as one of more than 70 of its citizens who are political prisoners in Russian-run jails.

About half are members of a Crimean Tatar community that fiercely opposes Russia’s annexation of their homeland, which began five years ago when “little green men” seized state buildings and strategic sites across the Black Sea peninsula..

These Russian soldiers without insignia established de facto Kremlin control over Crimea, and prepared it for a referendum on March 16th, 2014, which Moscow claims legitimised its occupation of a region twice the size of Northern Ireland.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/crimean-tatars-stand-firm-against-russian-occupation-of-homeland-1.3811335%3fmode=amp
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #88 on: May 01, 2019, 06:50:19 PM »
On the theft of the property of ordinary citizens as well as others.

“In Yalta, one land confiscation ended in tragedy after the longtime owner of a beachfront cafe discovered that it had been demolished and the cafe contract awarded to a different, anonymous developer. He committed suicide by setting himself on fire in a city park last September.

Oligarchs and other wealthy businessmen, mostly Ukrainian, lost billions of dollars in properties expropriated after annexation. But the land fight in Sevastopol seems to affect mostly ordinary people like retired teachers and navy veterans.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/world/europe/crimea-annexation-russia-ukraine.amp.html
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #89 on: May 01, 2019, 09:45:53 PM »
Incredible that Igor after 8 years and a full tour of military duty comes back as a much more serious and mature man looking to see if there is any consulting potential here at RUA, for example, translations, discreet background inquiries of potential UA Brides or just a savvy local friend to make visits more accommodative - and - his last post on this thread was on page two and the rest a bunch of egoists who could give a damn about Igor and how he is doing posting typical RU versus UA bollox.  Next you will accuse each other of drinking your bloody Orange Juice.

The Area 51 members will know of what OJ I am speaking.


Let Stirlitz speak for himself, or better yet repost his entire post.

I consider Igor a friend and you all are deliberately shiteing all over his re-intro thread - show some bloody class. Plenty of other threads for RU vs UA bull bollux... you savvy kee moe sabie?  5 Pages of horse manure since Igor's last post in this topic was completely uncalled for.

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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #90 on: May 01, 2019, 11:40:15 PM »
Thank you. Not so good as five/ten years ago. The Crimea is lost and a lot of business with it too as well as my life style and some property there. But it’s life. I guess I am still luckier than certain Syrians. No bombing and gas attacks from Russian planes so far. One thing is for certain, I spend more time with my wife now that I no longer shuttle between Odessa and the Crimea. And I’m a different person. I am tougher and more determined now. I was in the army and got my own AKM at home now. I don’t give up.

No bombing and gas attacks from Russian planes so far.


That’s a pretty revealing statement from a young man who knows that a large part of his country was stolen by military force and another part is still under occupation as the bully from the East attempts to Balkanize his country.
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #91 on: May 03, 2019, 08:00:59 AM »
Russia boycotts International Tribune on Ukrainian sailors, what a surprise! Not.

Ukraine has turned to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) over Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew.  Critical hearings are due on 10-11 May into Ukraine’s application for provisional measures to get the 24 men released.  Russia has a long track record of flouting international rulings and has just announced that it will not attend the open hearings on 10 May.  This ruling will, however, matter and Moscow is currently endeavouring to ‘prove’ that ITLOS does not have jurisdiction over the case.  Russia could  checkmate itself since one of the reasons why the Tribunal would decide it does not have jurisdiction is if it was proven that this was part of military conflict, which Russia has every reason to deny.


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« Reply #92 on: May 03, 2019, 09:00:03 AM »
The Crimean economy is heavy militarized and dominated by a elite group criminals according to this article.


https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_crimea_russias_newest_potemkin_village
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Re: Stirlitz Returns to RUA
« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2019, 11:26:07 AM »
The Crimean economy is heavy militarized and dominated by a elite group criminals according to this article.


https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_crimea_russias_newest_potemkin_village

the crimean economy is tourism front and center. anyone with a brain couldve foreseen that
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« Reply #94 on: May 15, 2019, 01:42:20 PM »
Bumping and sharing this info in various Ukraine Centric Threads:

   U.S. Embassy is looking for new Wardens:

Dear Friends:

The American Citizen Services unit is in the process of rebuilding our network of Wardens to ensure that we are able to communicate as effectively as possible with U.S. citizens in the event of an emergency. We are looking for volunteers to serve as Wardens in various regions of Ukraine. If you think you or someone you know may be interested, or you just want to learn more - let us know!

Wardens are private citizens who help the Embassy help U.S. citizens in need.  They assist travelers in distress, help us track down missing U.S. citizens, and, in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency, help us locate other American citizens so we can help get them to safety.  Most often, however, Wardens are called on to be our ‘eyes and ears’ in the community, providing valuable feedback on what life is like for ordinary U.S. citizens in every corner of Ukraine. Wardens are usually American citizens who are longer-term residents of Ukraine and, ideally, speak some Ukrainian or Russian. Please note that this is a voluntary position that does not imply financial reimbursement.

We need wardens in major cities like Chernivtsi, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Cherkasy, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Kropyvnytskyi, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Uzhgorod, Vinnytsya, Zaporizhzhya, Zhytomyr, Volyn, and Odesa. Wardens in smaller cities and rural areas are also uniquely important because those can be the hardest places for us to reach in an emergency.

If you would like to be our Warden, please provide us with your full name, DOB, passport number and your contact details via email at  KyivACS@.... Once you notify us of your interest, we’ll get back to you with further instructions.

Best regards,

American Citizen Services | Consular Section

U.S. Embassy | 4 Igor Sikorsky St., Kyiv 04112, Ukraine

Tel (380-44) 521 – 5566 | Fax (380-44) 521 – 5544