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Between those three idiots alone they have wasted trillions of dollars that could have gone to making their own people's lives better instead of making their people's lives and the lives of others miserable. Shit like that can cause revolts.
These guys ain't stupid. They look at the West and it's clear as day you lift the people out of the Middle Ages, they just get all pushy and demanding.
 

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Treason trial of Russian American woman opens as tensions rise between Washington and Moscow
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Published Jun 20, 2024 • 2 minute read

US-Russian citizen Ksenia Karelina standing in a cage
This grab from a handout footage taken and released by Sverdlovsk regional Court press service on June 20, 2024 shows US-Russian citizen Ksenia Karelina standing in a cage at the Sverdlovsk regional Court in Yekaterinburg. Photo by HANDOUT/ Sverdlovsk regional Court press /AFP via Getty Images
MOSCOW — The trial of a Russian American dual citizen whom Russia accuses of treason opened on Thursday as tensions rise between Washington and Moscow, including over the arrests of two American journalists.


The trial is being held behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg, in the same court that next week is to begin hearing the case of Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was arrested in March 2023 and charged with espionage.

The defendant was identified by Russian authorities as Los Angeles resident Ksenia Karelina, although U.S. media reports frequently use the surname Khavana, the name of her ex-husband.

Karelina was born in Yekaterinburg and was arrested in February while visiting her family.

Russia’s main domestic security agency, the Federal Security Service, charges that Karelina raised money for a Ukrainian organization that was providing weapons, ammunition and other supplies to the Ukrainian military. Her boyfriend has said she made a single donation of about $50 to a Ukrainian organization, according to media reports.


Karelina faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Almost all Russian criminal cases that make it to court end in convictions. The trial was adjourned in the afternoon and the next session was set for Aug. 7, Russian news agencies said.

Gershkovich, the highest-profile American behind bars in Russia, is accused of gathering secret information from a tank factory in Nizhny Tagil, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Yekaterinburg. His employers deny the allegation, and the U.S. State Department has declared him to be wrongfully detained.

Gershkovich’s trial, also closed, is to begin next Wednesday.

A journalist for U.S.-funded Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe with U.S. and Russian dual citizenship has been held since October on charges of gathering military information and failing to register as a foreign agent.

Since sending troops into Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has sharply cracked down on dissent and has passed laws that criminalize criticism of the operation in Ukraine and remarks considered to discredit the Russian military. Concern has risen since then that Russia could be targeting U.S. nationals for arrest.
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These guys ain't stupid. They look at the West and it's clear as day you lift the people out of the Middle Ages, they just get all pushy and demanding.
No, they don't get all pushy and demanding because China and Russia (and others) use brutal force to put an end to it. Doesn't mean they still can't have properly working infrastructure instead of wasting hundreds of billions on some smooth-brained dictator's idiotic fever dream.
 
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No, they don't get all pushy and demanding because China and Russia (and others) use brutal force to put an end to it. Doesn't mean they still can't have properly working infrastructure instead of wasting hundreds of billions on some smooth-brained dictator's idiotic fever dream.
Acksherly, keeping the masses poor is a big part of autocracy. Treat 'em good, they start to get ideas. They get ideas, they start demanding freedom and power.
 
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Jesus what is Russia thinking? They have fucked themselves for APCs, IFVs and AFVs. There's a new directive from the Russian MOD to create motorcycle companies and battalions. Now, this is where it gets funny. They're not intended to be attack troops, their jobs will be delivering supplies to the front and taking the wounded back, via motorcycle. Not gonna get many supplies on the motorcycles they're intending to use though. And those wounded better be walking wounded else they're not gonna survive the ride back.

But hey, at least North Korea and their 198th ranked economy and absolutely shite military hardware are backing them up. 😆 Gonna be interesting to see how many Russian gunners those nork munitions kill when they detonate in the gun. Well, at least the ones that aren't duds to begin with.
 

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Jesus what is Russia thinking? They have fucked themselves for APCs, IFVs and AFVs. There's a new directive from the Russian MOD to create motorcycle companies and battalions. Now, this is where it gets funny. They're not intended to be attack troops, their jobs will be delivering supplies to the front and taking the wounded back, via motorcycle. Not gonna get many supplies on the motorcycles they're intending to use though. And those wounded better be walking wounded else they're not gonna survive the ride back.

But hey, at least North Korea and their 198th ranked economy and absolutely shite military hardware are backing them up. 😆 Gonna be interesting to see how many Russian gunners those nork munitions kill when they detonate in the gun. Well, at least the ones that aren't duds to begin with.
North Korean arms don't have wah.
 
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Jesus what is Russia thinking?....There's a new directive from the Russian MOD to create motorcycle companies and battalions. Now, this is where it gets funny. They're not intended to be attack troops, their jobs will be delivering supplies to the front and taking the wounded back, via motorcycle. Not gonna get many supplies on the motorcycles they're intending to use though. And those wounded better be walking wounded else they're not gonna survive the ride back.
Someone somewhere just set themselves up for life (or so they think) supplying North Korean made motorcycle parts to the Russian military.
 

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Someone somewhere just set themselves up for life (or so they think) supplying North Korean made motorcycle parts to the Russian military.
I wonder if it’s the same motorcycles, based on stolen plans by the Russians from BMW that landed in China & the gazillion ‘80’s BMW clones there? Not a Big stretch to imagine they ended up in North Korea (the 40yr old BMW plans)….?