Hell freezes over: guest blames Russia for war in Ukraine on Russian state TV live [VIDEO]

Leonid Gozman

Leonid Gozman, a Russian oppositionary politician and leader of the all-Russian public movement Union of Right Forces 

Political News, Russia, War in the Donbas

Article by: Olena Makarenko

It might be the first case in nearly three years that Russian state TV practiced freedom of speech and gave airtime to one of the voices of the opposition in a live broadcast, with almost no interruption. For people living in a democracy, this may be hard to comprehend, but just imagine if all that you heard from your mainstream media were the same propaganda messages, every day. In the case of Russia, these messages are “Russia is not involved in the conflict in Donbas,” “there is a civil war in Ukraine,” and “the Ukrainian government is killing its own citizens.” And suddenly,  out of the blue, a person saying completely the opposite appears in prime time live on state TV. Saying something that the audience has never heard from state TV. That is exactly what has happened recently on air of a Russian state propaganda channel.

On 2 February 2017, a Russian opposition politician and leader of the all-Russian public movement Union of Right Forces Leonid Gozman lambasted Russia’s involvement in the war in Donbas on the air of the Russian central TV channel Rossiya-1.

The program is called 60 minutes. It was broadcast live. During a discussion about the escalated fighting in Donbas, Gozman stated that the responsibility for this war lies on the citizens of Russian Federation. Moreover, he said that if Russia didn’t support it, the war would stop in a day.

The oppositionist also stated that Russian leadership needs an enemy to consolidate society. For a long time, the US played the role of this enemy. However with the victory of Donald Trump, according to the speaker, the rhetorics towards Americans have changed in Russia.

Read more: With Trump, Russian government and Russian opposition swap positions on US

After the broadcast, Leonid Gozman uploaded the video to Youtube. He said that later it was deleted “due to the large amount of views,” however now it is available on his Facebook page.

The fact that the central Russian propaganda TV channel allowed these thoughts be expressed on air of one of the central channels is surprising, as it the media landscape in Russia is severely limited in freedom of expression and most of the channels broadcast the government’s point of view. This incident raises questions whether Russian TV is employing new tactics.

Many Ukrainian experts are of the opinion that maintaining the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DNR” and “LNR”) in Donbas has become too expensive for Russia because of the sanctions. Thus, it’s likely that Russia will try to get rid of the republics in different ways.

For example, this opinion was expressed at the end of 2016 by Georgiy Tuka, the Deputy Minister on the Temporary Occupied Territories and IDPs in Ukraine:

“We know from open source data that Russia’s money supplies become smaller. This is a result of the sanctions that were imposed against the country. I am confident that they will give up support for ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR.’ But they will stand for Crimea until the end. And it is very important not to reduce the pressure of the sanctions. The most likely way of returning Crimea is by means of centrifugal processes that will start within Russia.”

Read also: Russian involvement in Ukraine’s Donbas “republics”: 10 things you should know

The scandalous opinion that Ukraine should give up its hopes of returning Crimea in return for Russia supposedly leaving Donbas alone has been also expressed in Ukraine.

The program “60 minutes” on Rossiya-1:

Here is the text of parts of the the 60 minutes program at Rossiya-1 with the participation of Leonid Gozman.

Gozman: Why do I think that responsibility is on you, on me, on Zhenia?

Presenter: On me?

Gozman: Yes, of course, as on the citizens of our country [Russia]. The responsibility for the horror which is going on there [in Donbas].

Because this horrible war with casualties, ugliness, and violence from both sides would not continue for more than a day if we didn’t support it with weapons, money, and people, if we didn’t support these so-called leaders of these “republics”. In my opinion, I do not have evidence, but I have the impression that they are criminals.

One of the leaders of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” Mr. Pushylyn before fighting for the freedom of Donbas used to be a regional manager of the MMM [failed financial pyramid]. Does everybody remember what the MMM was about? So he used to be its regional manager. Now he fights for the freedom of Donbas. I do not trust these people. Who was Zakharchenko?

Presenter: Leonid, I will interrupt you for a second.

Gozman: He was selling chickens. He had two shops. If we stopped supporting these people, the war there would stop in no time. It would have ended not with a genocide or anything like that, that’s bullshit. Because we have an example. There was the city of Sloviansk. For a long time, it was “defended” [from the Ukrainian army] by, as I think, our criminal Girkin. Strelkov-Girkin, a citizen of the Russian Federation.

Presenter: You think, but traditionally do not have proof.

Gozman: I have proof, sorry. He proffessed himself as a commander of this defense. And he is a citizen of the Russian Federation. Before, he used to be an observer of the newspaper Zavtra. Then, Rogozin [Deputy Prime Minister of Russia] promised he would go to a trench in Sloviansk. It is a happiness to be in a trench, “defending” Sloviansk. He said that he will give up all his positions. But he did not get there.

When Girkin was kicked out of Sloviansk and the Ukrainian Army came there, there weren’t any excesses. Normal life was established there. There was no humanitarian catastrophe. We have nothing to do there. Our guys have nothing to do there. And the fact that we support all these Zakharchenkos who get their giant cuts of the pie from the situation etc is yours responsibility, as you are a citizen of the Russian Federation, and my responsibility, as I am a citizen of the Russian Federation.

The presenter tried to change the subject by accusing Ukrainian politicians of radical statements.

Gozman: I am not a citizen of Ukraine. I am worried about the idiots in our government.

Guest: Let him talk, because how long we will be listening to this nonsense.

Gozman: When you show this guy whose mother died. Any person in this studio understands that this is horrible. Those who have relatives there [in Donbas] for sure and those who do not have relatives there, everybody wants it to stop. But I am not sure that our authorities want it to stop. I think we need to continue [the war]. We receive a lot from it. Our leadership receives a lot from this war.

Presenter: What do we receive?

Gozman: They receive a consolidation of society. They receive an enemy. But now Trump. You were vilifying Obama for 3 years. Now we are not allowed to blame Americans. Now they are good.

Guest: You are not allowed to blame Americans?

Gozman: No, you [the media] are not allowed. Erdogan now is a friend. But we need an enemy. We have to explain why our life is bad. So I am afraid that our authorities do not have a strong motivation to stop it. The leadership of “LNR”/”DNR” also does not have this motivation.

Imagine that this horror stops there, where would these Zakharchenkos go? Who in the world needs them?

Read also: A guide to Russian Propaganda. Part 1: Propaganda prepares Russia for war

Edited by: Alya Shandra

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  • Robert

    Wow! This guy Leonid Gozman boldly speaks Serious Truth!!

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      Unfortunately, he has now made himself a target for rabid nationalists. He may well end like Boris Nemtsov.

      • Robert

        Yes, Dag, that is exactly why I told him to take care and be Safe! We need him alive…

        • Dale Davies

          If he turns up dead like Boris, it is another finger pointing at the corruption of the regime of little goat Bad Vlad!

      • Tony
    • Alex George

      True. However, Oknemfrod’s post below is surely correct – that this only went to air because the regime was happy with it being said.

      • Dagwood Bumstead

        I’d say SOMEONE in the regime was happy with this, not necessarily the regime as a whole- a very powerful person or faction. The FSB comes to mind as having enough clout.

  • Jan Johansen

    A glitch in the matrix

    • MichaelA

      ha ha good one

  • Mephisto

    that guy should be careful. A couple of days ago Vladimir Kara-Murza has been poisoned again
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/02/kremlin-critic-vladimir-kara-murza-in-critical-state-after-organ-failure

  • Rascalndear

    I think the date at the top of the article was supposed to be 2 February, not January. Otherwise, this is more than a month old.

  • veth

    Russian plane with Red Army singers downed by bomb, independent expert

    That the Russian TU-154 plane with 92 passengers on board crashed due to a bomb explosion on board is claimed by independent expert Yuri Antipov, BFM.ru reports Feb. 5.

    The plane’s fragments indicate very high pressure in the cargo hull that tore up the plane’s body, the expert says.

    Body fragments of the cargo section are burnt from within. It was caused by extremely high temperature due to an explosion, Antipov continues.

    Another proof of the bomb scenario is that the plane’s fragments were dispersed over a large area, the expert says.

    The ill-fated TU-154 disappeared from the radar soon after take-off in Sochi in late December. The passengers were mainly the singers of the Red Army choir going to Syria to perform in front of the Russian troops in New Year celebrations.

    Moreover,the Russian expert says, a web-camera in Adler, a city near Sochi, registered a flash in the night sky off the coast of Sochi. If the flash was related to the accident, it may indicate an explosion on board the plane. Читайте більше тут: http://zik.ua/en/news/2017/02/05/russian_plane_with_red_army_singers_downed_by_bomb_independent_expert_1037983

    Which country will be blamed…….the beds are on………………….

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      The all-powerful SBU will be blamed, of course.

    • Mykola Banderachuk

      really? I think all the vodka bottles for the choir members stashed in the cargo hold blew up due to the change in air pressure. that is what many people are saying.

    • Jan Johansen

      Russian firecracker..

  • Victor Victory

    Poor guy he’s gonna get shot soon by the KGB

  • Oknemfrod

    On this kind of freak show on a government channel – as on the others like this – it could not have happened without a command from above. I mean not that Gozman had been told to say what he said – this, undoubtedly brave, man had been trying to say the same countless times in the past three years – but that he wasn’t shut down after the very first phrase in this direction. For the both hosts and the “guests” to keep mum till Gozman had fired away all he had to say is totally out of character and unprecedented.

    First of all, this show is tightly scripted, prerecorded, and edited before being aired. The statement in the article that it was aired live is probably based on the banner “Live” displayed in the corner of the screen – but this, too, is a lie for the gullible ruski sheeple glued to their TVs. Which means that the “incident” cannot be explained by the ineptness of the odious hosts who had suddenly lost the ability to speak. Ergo, it had been planned this way.

    Second, another similar “incident”, equally unprecedented, occurred yesterday on another freak show – this time, Solov’yov’s “Poyedinok” (the duel), where Kurginyan was “dueling” his “pro-Ukrainian opponent” Kovtun (in reality, a paid punching bag). Normally, Kurginyan “speech” is a flood of imperial refuse mixed with grave insults towards both the Ukrainians and his “opponent” delivered while foaming at the mouth – literally so, too. To observe this monster speak without these usual attributes and verbal venom diluted at least at the ratio of 10:1 versus the norm was just as astonishing as seeing Gozman let speak uninterrupted. Again, could not have happened without an administrative ukase.

    As the Ukrainians say, “Щось в лісі здохло” [shchos’ v leesee zdokhlo]. Literally, it means “Something’s died in the forest”, but figuratively, it means “Something extremely unusual has happened” with the implication that there must be good reason for it. For example, this is what a wife is almost sure to say if her husband, a habitual drunkard, all of a sudden should come home sober.

    So, “Щось в лісі здохло!”

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      So, could the demented dwarf be preparing the ground for a declaration of “victory” in the Donbas followed by a withdrawal of Dwarfstan’s troops and mercenaries without Kyiv having given an inch??? Zhirinovsky and the other extremists will crucify him for abandoning “our oppressed ethnic brothers and sisters” but perhaps even the dwarf finally understands that Dwarfstan will collapse economically within a year or so if the sanctions aren’t lifted.

      • Oknemfrod

        I wouldn’t put it past him. The exact reasons are still a bit of an enigma … yet I can think of a few off the top of my head. For example, that the result of his recent military adventure probe near Avdiivka has been that the Donetsk morgues are overfilled beyond capacity and the St. Petersburg Military-medical academy (Russia’s leading military hospital) is at standing room only. Plus the dough needed to keep all that going. Plus … you’re good enough to continue the list.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          I don’t believe the recent deaths of his “holidaymakers/ volunteers” near Avdiivka would make the dwarf give up. He has hitherto shown litte regard for deaths of thousands his own citizens- e.g. Beslan, Nord-Ost, Chechnya- so a few hundred dead and wounded soldiers who “volunteered” won’t move him. And giving up would be totally out of character.

          Two years ago Igor Girkin openly contradicted the official Dwarfstanian line about the Crimea on TV, calling the “referendum” a farce. Surprisingly, Girkin hasn’t been silenced yet, unlike Bednov alias Batman and others who were highly critical of the corruption of the leadership of the so-called LNR and DNR. One wonders whether Girkin has powerful protectors, and whether they are now behind Gozman being able to speak as he did without being shouted down as usually is the case. Could they be quietly sawing away at the dwarf’s chair????

          • Oknemfrod

            All sage musings – and question, to which I have no answers. Soon see …

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            Your guess is probably a lot better than mine, but I’m beginning to wonder whether the FSB might be behind this. If any club has the clout to run a TV show it would be the FSB. It’s no secret that the FSB top are less than chuffed with the dwarf giving Kadyrov total control over Chechnya and that they have no influence there. They are no doubt also less than happy with the dwarf’s new security service being set up, undermining their powers.
            The FSB will also be well informed about developments in the country, not least economic, and may have concluded that the current policies will destroy the country’s economy, if not the country itself. With the dwarf presumably unwilling or even incapable to alter course (only hearing what he wants to hear perhaps), they may have come to the conclusion that they have to intervene, starting by gradually informing the population at large about the true state of affairs. They may even have a candidate of their own to replace the dwarf.
            It’s no analogy, but Andropov, as head of the KGB, was fully informed of the USSR’s true state of affairs even if Brezhnev and co weren’t. And don’t forget that Andropov was Gorbachev’s “krisha”.

          • Oknemfrod

            It all makes sense. There’s definitely something abrew, and some arm of the FSB (whom else) controls the media. They’ve been furious with Kadyrov’s clout for a long time – I suspect that the whole Nemtsov affair was in effect an attempt to set Kadyrov up (though it’s failed to work that way). The question remains what replacing the dwarf can and/or will achieve – it can go more than one way. Some players there are not as crazy as him, yet OTOH, there’re crazier ones as well. At any rate, Ukraine (and Belarus, it seems) need to keep its powder bone dry.

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            If the FSB leaders are, indeed, behind the “novii glasnost” we are suddenly seeing on Dwarfstan TV (and which might well be temporary!), they will hardly accept a loon such as Zhirinovsky, Dugin or Tamara Guzenkova as the dwarf’s successor if they are out to play “Dump the Dwarf”. Medvedev is damaged goods so he’s out too. Alexei Kudrin or German Gref, head of Sberbank, would be good choices to repair Dwarfstan’s economy, but that would mean slashing the budget for the armed forces first of all- who won’t easily accept that. The subsidies for the so-called LNR and DNR will almost certainly go, ditto for Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, perhaps even the Crimea. None of them can survive without Moscow’s rubbles. As for the dwarf’s adventure in Syria, that would end too- which would certainly shake up the Middle East.

            Better start paying close attention to what happens on Dwarfstan’s TV shows in the coming days and weeks…………

          • WisconsinUSA

            are you saying the school in beslan was an inside job ? COME ON !

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            The terrorists who seized the school in Beslan were real enough, but the heavy-handed approach by the security services dealing with the situation caused many unnecessary casualties, as they did at Nord-Ost. My point is that the dwarf doesn’t care about the lives of others, not even his own countrymen and women. He showed that in Chechnya, with the “Kursk”, in Beslan and with Nord-Ost, and is also showing it in Syria and the Donbas. Several hundred dead and wounded Dwarfstanian “holidaymakers” and mercenaries at Avdiivka won’t make him bat an eyelid.

          • Jan Johansen

            What happened after kursk is a key factor (establishment of the troll factories directed towards russian citizens and journalists). The chinese had an offer to buy 10 kursk submarines but terminated the deal after it sank. The kursk program yearly costed more to develop than the annual welfare budget, the same with the maintenance of the ballistic missile program that will never be used and there are no need for other than for the elite to create an impasse to ensure their position against any foreign direct influence regardless of their exploits.

      • Dale Davies

        But for sanctions to be lifted, Crimea has to be returned to Ukraine authority. I do not believe a large enough shovel exists for the amount of crow Czar Pootin would be required to eat after all his dissertations on “correcting a historical error” he has made.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          Correction: for ALL sanctions to be lifted. The sanctions which were introduced after the dwarf seized the Crimea were a mere tap on the wrist, nothing more. The most serious sanctions were only introduced after the dwarf’s goons shot down MH17.

    • Alex George

      Yes I agree 100%. This would not have been said in this manner unless the Russian elites were completely happy with it.

    • Robert

      Ok, I get what you say and Alex concurs with and the speculation of the recent Avdiivka attempted adventures by Russia resulting in some huge numbers of Russian ‘lost vacationers and “volunteers”‘ that he may have some issues explaining away to the Mothers these unfortunate deaths … possibly true, along with the added expense he (vlady) continues to incur while rapidly and rabidly running out of rubble/rubles. However, my ‘Guardian Angels’ or ‘Inner Voice’ keeps coming back to some sneaky plan/connection with his and others extreme desire/hope/desperation (however possibly misplaced) relating to the Drumpf… any feedback/insight on this angle? …

    • Rafael Hernandez

      That is a lie and you know it. The horrors in Donbass came as the Ukrainian army shelling buildings in DNR and LNR. They have admitted that they are constantly breaching the ceasefire, and moving the minsk 2 border. There was a reason why Crimea joined Russia, and why there is war Donbass. The president they had been voting for, for several years had just been ousted primarily by western-Ukrainians. Of course the citizens of DNR and LNR became angry, and wanted more control over themselves. I do not believe that DNR and LNR was planned, but had Ukrainians waited just 5 more months untill 2014, then they could have elected a president the MAJORITY agreed on. So the blame isn’t totally one-sided here

      • Dagwood Bumstead

        The MAJORITY voted for Poroshenko in May 2014. The inhabitants of the occupied territories weren’t permitted to vote by Girkin, Aksyonov and Co, but you can’t blame Kyiv for that. The pro-Dwarfstan candidates Dobkin, Symonenko and Tihipko got less than 10% together, showing what little support they have.
        As for the Crimea, it “joined” Dwarfstan after an illegal invasion followed by an equally illegal rigged “referendum” which even Igor Girkin called a farce on Dwarfstanian TV in January 2015.

        • Oknemfrod

          Thanks, Dag, for saving me time and making my weighing on whether to grant a reply to this idiot an easy decision.

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            No worries. This Savushkina troll was such a barn-door sized target that I couldn’t resist! :)))

      • zorbatheturk

        Hey Igor, I know you have to fill your quota of pro-Putin BS so you can buy your daily liter of vodka. Are you nearly done yet? Is vodka o’clock approaching? Is your 12 hour Savushkina shift almost over? Have you got a nice pickled cucumber to go with the vodka???? We wanna know…

      • Kruton

        #Commie nutjob

      • Brent

        I see you’re still a lying shill walnut brained moron troll, “Ralphie”!!!

        Dugin was training insurgents for Donbass as far back as 2005, yet you’re too stupid and Russo Nazzi blind to see it. Take a look at some of the attendees at his training camp, who later were leaders of the DPR.

        http://www.interpretermag.com/how-alexander-dugins-neo-eurasianists-geared-up-for-the-russian-ukrainian-war-in-2005-2013/

        • Dale Davies

          More than likely prior to 2005. Ukraine arrested and charged some on subterfuge charges in 2005. This has been a long time coming. They were going to invade if Yushenko got back in but put plans on hold when Yanukobytch won. How a twice convicted kriminal was even allowed to run for president is beyond me.

          • Brent

            Did you know Paul Manafort was Yanukobytch’s Campaign Manager in 2010? Yup, the same lying bag of crud that was Drumpf’s C.M. last summer until his name showed up on a list recieving $12.7 million in payments from The ruling Party of Regions during his stay in Ukraine. It’s amazing how these same rats and leeches show up in many countries supporting the same type of criminals and corrupt leaders!!!

            https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/us/politics/paul-manafort-ukraine-donald-trump.html?_r=0

          • Dale Davies

            Yes. I wonder what the buffoon tycoon paid for his services! I have already had words with NSA advisor Gen Flynn Flamm. These doh!heads are on the Hindenberg 2 and do not realise it yet due to their narcistic egos!

    • Murf

      or as they say in the West;what the Fuc!

      • Oknemfrod

        They sure do ;).

  • Alex George

    “He was selling chickens. He had two shops.”

    Sure that would have earned him a trip to the gulag in the good ol’ days.

    Even when they speak in a realistic manner, Muscovites still can’t help assuming superiority over others.

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      Gozman was born in St. Petersburg (or Leningrad as it was then) in 1950, so he’s no Muscovite.

      • MichaelA

        many muscovites arent born in moscow
        but anyone in the elite always moves there

      • Alex George

        He is a muscovite. You don’t have to be born there to be one.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          But we don’t KNOW whether he actually lives in Moscow, do we? He could easily commute between St. P and Moscow.

  • туфтуф
    • Alex George

      What’s in the link? Something important?

      • туфтуф

        Nothing. Fields filled with dead ukros. But then again, its normal to die in wars.

        • Kruton

          Russia lost 14,700,000 KIA in WWII ! You can keep that victory!

        • Kruton

          #Russians kill children

        • Alex George

          Okay, so nothing relevant then

    • Kruton

      Stop killing old women,Bolshevik filth!

  • veth
  • veth

    Terrorists move the population of the occupied Donetsk closer to the city center.

    DONETSK (QHA) –
    The military defeat of the pro-Russian terrorists in Avdiivka Donetsk region, have forced the militants to carry out a large-scale evacuation of the local population to the occupied city center, the “Information Resistance” group coordinator, MP Dmitry Tymchuk informed on Facebook.

    According to the group, the western areas of Donetsk already partially lack water, heat and electricity. Currently, residents of the city are placed in educational institutions dormitories.

    • Greg

      I wonder what Russia has planned for these people? What will they be used for? I am concerned what will happen next!

      • Jan Johansen

        Obviously it is the human shield and labor force of the mines and factories of the region.

      • Dagwood Bumstead

        With Dwarfstan resembling the USSR more and more with every passing day, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if these people were deported to the Kuban and used as forced labourers on the Kerch bridge.

  • Patrick

    This guy is strong, the rest had no answer. I have no idea whether it opened the eyes of many Russians because I believe many simply don’t want their eyes to be opened afraid as they are for the consequences (instability in Russia).

  • туфтуф

    Russians have started an illegal reconstruction of an ancient fortress in Crimea. When (if) ukroland gains that part of Russian land, it will benefit economially from the occupation. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18bd0ab8da2e44c9f0f8a827517a5597e3789c71fe65d4b38ad8c975ddd52fdc.jpg

  • туфтуф

    Breaking: acc to sina, China intends to “save Russia from one more trick of the West.”

    /inotv/2017-02-06/Sinacom-Kitaj-uberezhyot-Rossiyu-ot

  • туфтуф

    For all Crimea lovers: Sudak today, pic by my lovely friend Tanya from Sevastopol. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96eafcca9397d5e623d3fc4a7c6c2e538f0f5fc8195f1f3bd1c2dff416b705a6.jpg

  • Rafael Hernandez

    Hmm, his name sounds jewish. Probably explains why he said these things

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      So? What if Gozman is, indeed, Jewish? Does that make his statements less true, less valid? Hardly. Everything he said is absolutely true- but then, Savushkina trolls, being lobotomised and neutered (job requirements) plus drunk on rotgut samogon and Krokodil addicts, don’t even know what truth is, never mind understand it.

      • Rafael Hernandez

        Come on, we all know that jews like Kasparov hate Russia

        • Kruton

          #Hitler lover

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            More likely, Stalin lover- Stalin was no less anti-Semitic that Adolf was.

        • Alex George

          Of course, there are no jews in Russia and certainly NO russian politician has ever been Jewish….

          (the muffled snorts of laughter you hear are not because anybody is laughing WITH you….)

    • Murf

      And Russians accuse Kyiv of being Nazis.
      Of course you hate him, he has the guts to speak the truth.

    • Eddy Verhaeghe

      Oh, how I love to flag comments like this.

      • Rafael Hernandez

        Of course it is your job

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          No, old boy….. it’s his moral DUTY- but you wouldn’t understand the difference between YOUR “job” of Savushkina troll and HIS moral duty of flagging racist comments. And trying to explain this to you and your Savushkina cronies would be like sewing canvas with a marlinspike: impossible!

        • Alex George

          Yes, you wish you had a job, don’t you… ;o)

          • Rafael Hernandez

            In Norway we don’t need jobs to keep us suffiecent

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            How would YOU know???? You’re nowhere near Norway, and your name isn’t Rafael. You are marooned in a Savushkina cubicle for 12 hours every day to earn your 2 litres of rotgut samogon per troll shift (to be cut to 1 litre when the reserve fund is empty, around July 1st), and your real name is Fat Yuri. And I assure you, Yuri, that Norwegians DO have jobs. Unlike you, who can only dream of visiting Norway, I’ve been there many times.

  • zorbatheturk

    Ah so, the ruSSians must always have an enemy! They seem to need to hate someone. Probably any competent psychologist could explain this strange ruSSian neurosis. No sausage in the shop? Blame Amerika! They are eating all our sausages! Or maybe Obama stole the sausages! Vodka price goes up? It’s the fault of the West! A bad harvest? CIA is sabotaging the tractors!

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      Not quite. Now, it’s the all-powerful SBU that’s responsible for Dwarfstan’s woes. Since Trump’s inauguration the US have become Dwarfstan’s Great Friends…… or so the dwarf believes.

      • zorbatheturk

        RuSSians must be schizophrenics if they can change their enemies that quickly!

        • Jan Johansen

          Schizophrenia is a neurological disease what happened in russia is called mass-psychosis, it is an consequence of years of binge drinking heavily perfumed vodka and sucking a dwarfs penile. You remember last time they did it to Rasputin, now it is only putin.

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      Don’t forget the doped oranges that Yulia and Yushchenko were distributing in 2004/2005 according to Lyudmila Yanukovich in her last public appearance at a PoR rally. This nonsense was too much even for PoR supporters, and Lyudmila hasn’t been seen at PoR rallies since. Apparently Proffessor Viktor confined her to quarters- or was she secretly bumped off? She isn’t with PV in Moscow, his mattress- er, mistress is.

  • Greg

    Lets see how long this guy lives! this will tell us more about what is going on.

  • John

    More propaganda from another bought and paid for shill for USA interference and genocide. Americans are mushrooms; kept in the dark and fed crap by the MSN and USG!

    • Jan Johansen

      They bring, health care, education, human rights and democracy. Oh, no what a tragedy…

      • John

        The USA has the most expensive health care in the world yet is rated somewhere around 15th in quality. The USA ranks even lower in education and it’s human rights are all but non-existent! Easily the most prolific War Crimes factory in the world, killing millions in the name of “freedom” and “democracy”. The USA invades sovereign nations at will and then screams foul if any other natiion, which is opposed to the USA’ s policies of hedgemony and monetary controls, so much as defends itself against an aggressor nation. Your use of the term ” democracy” demonstrates you are but another dumb-down idiot. Democracy is, arguably, the WORST type of government! Before you reply and eliminate all doubt as to your stupidity, I suggest you look at the definition of ” democracy” in a valid dictionary, NOT Wikipedia!

        • Kruton

          So what!

        • Alex George

          “All right… all right… but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what have the Americans done for us?”

        • Jan Johansen

          Democracy is the best form of rule to avoid corruption and totalitarian rule. You forget there was many other countries that also participated in most of the so called american interventions and all of these interventions has good intentions. If it fails it isn’t because of the west it is because of the people who they allow to take over. But similar to most people against Libyan and Iraq liberation it seems that you all forget there is no occupation and you complain over how it is now as if it is worse than what it was and how it would be forgetting the ambitions and intent of the dictators. Nah, continue stick your head in the sand it is probably more comfortable for you there because this camel will be hard to swallow.

    • Kruton

      What not 100%,the shame!

  • Jan Johansen

    The russian elite must be dumb as one can be when the only thing that happens after invading Ukraine is the inevitable that russia becomes the least trusted company of the planet and bankrupt and that Ukraine is reinforcing their defense, receives international aid, sympathy and pushed one step closer to EU. If that was their intention then great job!

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      And also pushed closer to NATO- precisely what the dwarf wanted to prevent.

  • Murf

    Russia will crucify him for speaking the truth.
    Because contrary to the current thinking at the Russian propaganda mill, the truth is Putin’s greatest enemy.