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Podcast: That '70s (Spy) Show

Vladimir Putin and the fictional Soviet Spy Stierlitz.
Vladimir Putin and the fictional Soviet Spy Stierlitz.
The Ukrainian crisis has given Russia's vaunted siloviki, the security service veterans in Vladimir Putin's inner circle, a big political boost.

Simultaneously, there has been a wave of nostalgia for the 1970s and the era of Leonid Brezhnev is increasingly looked at like a Russian Victorian Age.

In the latest Power Vertical Podcast we take a look at these two phemomena.

Joining me are co-hosts Kirill Kobrin, editor of the Moscow-based history and sociology magazine "Neprikosnovenny zapas," and security expert Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University and author of the blog "In Moscow's Shadows," and special guest Merkhat Sharipzhan, a senior correspondent and analyst for RFE/RL.

Enjoy...
 
Power Vertical Podcast -- May 16, 2014
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 16, 2014 17:39
It is ridiculous!
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Since Spring,1947, Varag-Prussak usurped rule over Moscow,
totally, placed Stalin under house arrest, reversed restoration
CIS with accordance with 1936 Constitution and Preamble,
started influx into non-Rusian republics of Russian Nazis,
tried restore colonial empire to enslave USSR peoples.
As before WW2 and 1941 treason by Varag-Prussak,
Russians took over army and power structure, killing
Stalin and killed 150,000 non-Russians, in 55, mostly
Georgians, unleashed lies about non-Russian people
and dispersed Parliament of Nations, also relentlessly
destroying all that was good - to repopulate by Russia.
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"Leonid Brezhnev... ...Victorian Age"? Only as victory of evil!
"Neprikosnovennyiy zapas"? Only of Russian ugly evil!
"Brian Whitmore"?
"Kirill Kobrin"?
"Mark Galeotti"?
"Merkhat Sharipzyan"?
"Enjoy"?
Why all of the above sound so painfully familiar, like stench
of recurring again "dejavu" with bloody Russian empire!
WHAT UKRAINIAN CRISES?
IT IS CREATED BY RUSSIA, CRUSHING RESISTANCE
TO EXPANSION OF BLOODY RUSSIAN EMPIRE!
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What is also interesting, how they follow stupid movies,
like "17 mgnoveniy Vesny".
It is really something!
Most of the Serials the Russian Supermen-Spy Shtirlitc is sitting in his cabinet, surrounded by Germany's headquarters of SS, Gestapo, Abver and Ahnenerbe that reading his mind,
while he is loudly thinking how he outsmarting them and reporting to Moscow information about Nazi Leaders, and sure on Russian Holly days he drinks Russian Vodka from his table shelf and loudly thinks and imagines his Russian Varags and Bolshevik slogans, singing for Great Russia.
It is like since 1947 Prussians from Moscow took over and ordered stupid Russian spies to report to British and German telepaths their success to exterminate Human Civilization and Caucasian race - to repopulate the World by Varags, Normans, Vikings and Germanica-Inferrior mixed with Prussia-Russia.
ISN'T IT LIKE A FRENCH SCIENCE FICTION HUMOR STORY ABOUT TWO SPECIES, TECHNO-FRIZ AND VULGAR-IVAN, FIGHTING WAR WITH TIME-TRAVEL, AND RAPING EACH OTHER FOR-MOTHERS.
AT THE END OF THE STORY THEY LOOK THE SAME, AS A
NEW SPECIES.
IN OUR WORLD THIS NEW SPECIES FIGHTING WAR AGAINST US - RACE OF SPIES TORTURE, PLAGIARIZE, DISPOSSESS AND DESTROY US ALL - AS THEY DID TO ME AND KILLED MY MOTHER IN THE PROCESS OF BLACKMAIL AND PLAGIARIZM, BOTH RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN UNIVERSE OF SPIES!

by: Mamuka
May 16, 2014 22:19
Kostya you keep forgetting to take your medication... pospokoite... ara ushavs
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 17, 2014 22:33
You do not interfere, I was always free, unlike most former
Soviets Quislings of evil plagiarist and spying Russia!
You might think like all of them that I obligated keep my mouth shot about "Iron Curtain" of silent incommunicado against few like me in old USSR?
Forget it!
I am neither "Varyazhskiy Suka", nor any of their Quislings with
bottles of Medichi poison, spiced by Lavrushas!
I was sentenced to death in 1947, along with my mother for refusing be plagiarized creator, after contributed to suffering humanity by "contract with the people" and I was declared by Russian Federation and Moscow governments that I never was their Citizen and never will qualify even for a Quisling or Lavrusha like You!
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As for Eugenio, boasting Russian murderous imperial bitch,
burring another nation, Ukraine, for evil stench of his Russia,
"pshel won"!
(number bellow should be not 546546 but you know what)

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
May 17, 2014 06:57
Today (Saturday) Ukrainian border-guards arrested the leader of the People's Republic of Lugansk Bolotov on the border to Russia and afterwards were waiting "for two hours" that Ukrainian troops would arrive to help them. The latter never arrived, while about 100 members of the pro-Russian Lugansk Liberation Army arrived and freed Bolotov from the Ukrainian occupiers - congratulations!
What this incident shows is the extent to which the failed Ukrainian "state" has lost control of its former Eastern provinces Donetsk and Lugansk. It's about time for the new independent Republics to take control over border crossing to Russia and throw the Ukrainian occupying forces out.
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by: Allison from: US
May 18, 2014 21:41
No Eugenio what that shows is the neglect of this area in Ukraine. The well worn path of corruption. It cries for attention which is good. These areas are heard and will be helped after the election for President.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 19, 2014 18:33
Agree, Allison!
Still, neglect is result of even larger stagnation inflicted
on Ukraine by plunder of Ukraine, specially by late Yanukovich
and related Russian mob submission of Ukraine to Russia.
Russia still plunder all former republics, as they did
(statistic was secret, but they stole trillions)...
To make it better, some control over OBHS-like mob of former USSR is needed...

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