Why are the “heroes of the Russian Spring” blowing up?

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Article by: Vitaliy Portnikov

If Givi and Motorola (pro-Russian warlords in the Donbas war — Ed.) had known how to read and had known recent history, they never would have become members of the “Russian Spring.” For people like them there is only one option — liquidation. This is an old and tested tactic of the KGB and FSB.

During the night of March 29-30, 1993, on the grounds of the Kuibyshev state farm-technical school, two best known field commanders from the civil war in Tajikistan were killed — Sangak Safarov, and Faizal Saidov. According to the official version, they died in a shootout by their own bodyguards. The general suspicion was that they were eliminated as waste material.

Both men were real thugs, criminals. Safarov himself had spent 23 years in prison. But both were major figures in the rebellion against the legitimate government of Tajikistan. This was the uprising that for decades has kept the country in the Kremlin’s political orbit and allowed for the presence of Russian troops on the border with Afghanistan.

This was the uprising that made Emomali Rakhmon the new president. Rakhmon has been governing Tajikistan to this day. Practically no one remembers Safarov and Saidov –the Motorola and Givi of the Tajik war.

Other known recidivists, Jaba Ioseliani and Tengiz Kitovani, led a coup that brought about the overthrow of the first president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and the outbreak of civil war in this former Soviet republic. As a result, the former first secretary of the Communist Party of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, came to power. Ioseliani and Kitovani soon lost their positions in the leadership of the country.

Suret Huseynov, a field commander with criminal leanings, led an armed resistance against the legitimate president of Azerbaijan Abulfaz Elchibey. When Suret’s troops advanced on Baku, Elchibey was forced to leave his post. Power passed to the former first secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.

Huseynot did not realize at first that the post of prime minister that he had received was “compensation” for treason. He tried to organize a new coup and ended up in prison. Heydar’s son, Ilham Aliyev, who now rules Azerbaijan after his father’s death, dismissed him. Suret Huseynov is nobody in this Azerbaijan.

If Givi and Motorola had known how to read, they would have known recent history and never would have become members of the “Russian Spring.” For people like them, there is only one option — liquidation. This is an old and tested tactic of the KGB and FSB: the thugs with their bodies prepare the path for the real candidates of Lubyanka (secret police headquarters in Moscow — Ed.) — those who have no blood on their hands, but who will implement the “real” plan

Yes, it’s possible that a few may remain alive — like Iosseliani or Kitovani. But the Georgian “authorities” were the real kings of the criminal world — on the same level as the KGB. And who are Givi and Motorola? Guys from the gas station?

To argue that the thugs were really liquidated by Ukrainian secret services and that Moscow really wished them long and happy lives is ridiculous. If that were true, the two would have remained alive. It is possible that Ukrainian avengers could have liquidated Motorola and Givi, these two madmen and sadists. But in that case, the Russians would have allowed them to do it. I would add — allowed with pleasure.


Zakharchenko (head of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”– Ed.) and Plotnycky (head of the “Luhansk People’s Republic”– Ed.) face the same fate. Once the Kremlin comes to a final decision on the future of the occupied territories — regardless of whether it retains them or returns them to Ukraine — a death warrant will be signed for the current leaders of the “people’s republics.”

One may be blown up, the other one may be taken to Moscow, where he will die from drinking tea, as did Bolotov (Russian warlord in the Donbas war — Ed.). It does not really matter under what circumstances the “heroes of Novorossiya” will be destroyed. What is important is that they are all doomed. All of them.

The Kremlin is not used to keeping alive those who know too much.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych

Source: Espreso TV

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  1. Avatar Terry Washington says:

    Ukraine had more reason to keep them alive(and in prison, preferably in The Hague, awaiting trial on war crimes charges) than Russia did. Who knows what Motorola might have revealed about the Kremlin;s involvement in the conflict on the stand at the ICC(for Kremlin read Putin)???

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      The only option Plotnitsky, Zakharchenko, Pushilin and all the other LNR/DNR thugs have if they want to stay alive is surrender to the Ukrainian authorities and spill ALL the beans about Dwarfstan’s involvement, accepting years in the nick. Otherwise, it’ll be polonium tea, a traffic accident”, or just a simple large BOOOM!
      Aksyonov and his crooked chums in the Crimea will meet the same fate.

    2. Avatar RedSquareMaidan says:

      Which is also why the Kremlin immediately blamed Ukraine for the assassinations. Who would anyone want to replace them if Putin was implicated?

      1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

        With so many already being blown up or otherwise eliminated- from Bednov alias Batman onwards- NOBODY in his or her right mind would volunteer to replace the deceased!

  2. Avatar Czech Mate says:

    Why? Coz comrade Putler kinda blew it, you know.

  3. Avatar Dalton says:

    They’re both where they belong. Now to send the other terrorists to the same place.

    1. Avatar gmab says:

      Yeah, it’s getting crowded in the Donbas corner of Helll.

  4. Avatar veth says:


    The office of GIVI today……………….look the Russian flag.

    1. Avatar Czech Mate says:

      still a bit amused that such semiliterate scum had an “office” LOL

      1. Avatar veth says:

        with personal elevator..

        1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

          A Stairway to Heaven, actually, or in his case a Stairway to Hell.

    2. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      What a lovely view!

      1. Avatar veth says:

        The glass in his former office is gone……………

    3. Avatar Tony says:

      The sad life of a russian puppet. spill your own and your brothers blood for the kremlin, plant their flags and then get shot by kremlin assassins when youre no longer needed. This is no rebellion, its a farce.

  5. Avatar veth says:

    Putin knows he lost the war in Donbass, and is trying to save face with these murders.

    1. Avatar zorbatheturk says:


  6. Avatar veth says:

    Last week the Lugansk guy, now the Donetsk guy, next week another Lugansk guy will use the elevator to hell. Planning is everything according Adolf Putler.

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      I predicted after the recent blowing up of Anashchenko in Luhansk that it would be the DNR’s turn and Pushilin be the target. I was right about the DNR, wrong about the target!
      Next to be blown up or otherwise eliminated will be in the LNR, question is: who???? Will the LNR leadership be playing musical chairs to decide, or drawing cards or straws????

      1. Avatar veth says:

        Does not matter anymore, they are all dead man walking, and they know it. I just read that Givi just had sold all his 4 apartments in Donetsk. So, running scared……………………………..but Putler reacted as expected quickly.
        And his girlfriend was already to Transnistria…………………

        1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

          If Givi did sell all his apartments in Donetsk he was an idiot. This would have alerted the FSB, who may have moved him up the Hit List because of this. Rule No. 1 if you plan to desert: Thou shalt not draw attention unto thyself.
          Fat lot of good selling those apartments did him- best would have been to think “Sod the apartments!” and scarper.

          1. Avatar Czech Mate says:

            and there I was, thinking he was a nuclear scientist 😀

          2. Avatar Alex George says:

            If she was a good Russian mistress and knew nothing then she should be safe.

      2. Avatar Czech Mate says:

        what would you do, if you were the puppet-ruSSoterrorrist? Scared sh t less you would call on Putler to provide more security if you really believed it was Ukraine. And Putler believing it was Ukraine would probably answered, perhaps even so that Ukraine would know and know well.

        But did we see or hear of anything like that happening in the past? Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? 🙂

        1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

          If I were a Kolorad and suspected I might be on Pedo Putolini’s Hit List, I’d surrender to the Ukrainian army PDQ and spill ALL the beans about the dwarf’s involvement in the Donbas. Of course I’d end up in the nick, but that is infinitely preferable to being blown to Kingdom Come by my “allies”. I might even get time off for testifying against the dwarf in the Hague and for good behaviour, pus a new identity.

      3. Avatar gmab says:

        Bolotov was in Russia so maybe he’s adding a triangle of targets. Girkin talks to much- his heart could suddenly expire. He’s the only one who admits to the coup in Crimea.

        1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

          Igor Girkin has also admitted that the Crimean takeover was a coup, calling the “referendum” a farce on Dwarfstanian TV in January 2015. He’s also being contradicting the official line on many other things, yet he’s still alive. One can only conclude that he has VERY powerful protectors indeed- the FSB leadership????
          Borodai, Bezler and the other Dwarfstanian “leaders” of the so-called LNR and DNR, on the other hand, have been VERY quiet. Perhaps they don’t have Girkin’s high-level protection and don’t want to draw attention to themselves?

          1. Avatar Alex George says:

            Girkin’s position is that Russia should use all its resources to crush Ukrainian resistance and slice off Novorossiya, i.e. eastern and southern Ukraine. Its a seductive argument for many on the Russian right, and hence dangerous for Putin to kill off the man who articulates it. Yet its also dangerous for Putin if he does not, because it invites his strongest supporters in Russian society to consider him weak.

            Its also an unfair argument – an all out attack on Ukraine would probably turn into a meat grinder, and it would require a mobilisation, which has all sorts of political risks. But because Kremlin media has not disclosed how difficult things are in Donbass, Putin can’t refute Girkin’s point.

        2. Avatar Alex George says:


          Girkin is playing a high stakes game by speaking out, but it may in the end be the wiser course than just keeping quiet like Bolotov did.

          1. Avatar gmab says:

            Girkin is harmless as far as Putler is concerned. He can deny everything. Bolotov on the other hand was a serious problem for Putler. He openly accused Plotnitsky of faking his own attempted assassination to blame Ukraine and he offed a good portion of the terrorist leaders in DPR (lesser known ones). The big mistake was Bolotov arranged to return to LNR and re-take his position. His accomplice was also killed. Bolotov is not in Putler’s plan. He was very popular and Putin wants to put in loyal political leaders with no blood on their hands if he returns Donbas. If Girkin decided to come back, he’d be next on the list, I’m sure.

    2. Avatar Czech Mate says:

      they failed to capture more territory as dwarf demanded. What did they expect, losers?

      ha ha ha ha

  7. Avatar Czech Mate says:

    Maybe more juicy take is, Putler agreed to Kyiv’s targeted operations. Ukraine wants to punish these criminal traitors much more, than Kremlin cares for their being alive. So why not? Plus you can always exploit it in the future.

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      They are far more use to Kyiv alive than dead, as they could give lots of info on the dwarf’s involvement in the Donbas and perhaps even the Crimea. It would make far more sense for the SBU to kidnap the thugs and smuggle them across the front line. Once in Ukrainian hands they can always be disposed of later.

      1. Avatar Czech Mate says:

        agreed, but never say never with Putinobots

  8. Avatar Murf says:

    I think Putin is ready to finish this business up.
    The useful idiots have out lived their usefulness.
    I think Putin has figured out with or without Trump in the White House the Donbas related sanctions are not going anywhere soon.
    So wrap a Donbas deal up with a pretty bow and show Donald’s opposition that trump is right to want reproachment.
    There willbe some sort of agreement on elections. The elections will be as staged as you think but the “winners” will be acceptable to Ukraine and Russia.
    Probably some oligarchs crony who had little directly with the fighting.
    The former PoR will gain some seats But no Russian veto on the EU or NATO.
    The status of Crimea will be “Delt with at a later time”.

    1. Avatar veth says:


      1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

        $$$ of course, not worthless rubbles. And the 15 billion is probably vastly underestimated seeing the tremendous damage caused by Pedo Putolini’s Kolorads.

    2. Avatar Tony says:

      I only hope this comes AFTER Ukraine’s next election. Wouldnt want brainwashed zombies tilting Ukraines votes in a pro-russian direction. Ukraine will be better served giving Donbass an ultimatum of “go full EU and accept temporary special status(no national vote) while being reintegrated” or “No reintegration, possibly frozen conflict”.

    3. Avatar Alex George says:

      That has always been Putin;s desired end-state, i.e. a pro-Russian sliver of Donbass incorporated into Ukraine where it can act as an internal destabiliser in Ukrainian politics.

      But I think Poroshenko is a wake-up to this. He is in many ways an unpleasant character, but he can gain nothing at all from a deal with Russia, only lose. So he won’t let it happen.

      Poroshenko’s best tactic is to keep insisting that any deal must include Crimea. As long as the west supports him on that, then Putin is stymied – he dare not give back Crimea or the Russian right would be in open revolt.

      1. Avatar Murf says:

        Trolls have never realized that as long a Poroshenko doesn’t agree to the annexation the West HAS to support him.
        No matter how bad things went on the battle field Poro was still in control of the sanctions.
        I said from the beginning Crimea will be a mill stone around Putin’s neck.
        That is proving true now as it was three years ago.

  9. Avatar Rafael Hernandez says:

    Of course fascist Ukrainians did these horrible acts. Nothing justifies this, if they were guilty, then the Haague would judge them so. But we all know from past experience that Russia will vengefully retaliate, as we saw in 1812 and in 1941, when they are on the backfoot

    1. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

      Every time you write something new in this space, you manage to beat the record of stupidity set by none else but yourself.

      1. Avatar Rafael Hernandez says:

        Do tell. Or maybe it is because you fear the truth about the conflict

      2. Avatar Andrew Chmil says:

        You should write a Ukie poem for him! :)))

        You are “the new Shevchenko) — updated for Ruski! 🙂

        To “maza faka”:

        А тебе, кацапе, бачу, це достало,
        Бо інакше б, падле, не розкрив їбало.
        Моторола – в ліфті, Гіві – в кабінеті,
        Скільки залишилось ще там їхтамнетів?
        Йде на вас недоля, людожери, кати,
        Навіть небезпечно сісти вам посрати,
        Бо наступна бомба буде в унітазі,
        Вам кінець, собаки, в будь-якому разі.

        1. Avatar slavko says:

          Every now n then you come with a good one! 😉 “Навіть небезпечно сісти вам посрати,…” Now this is just really too good and a fitting end in the end!! 🙂

          1. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            То була моя відповідь до “maza faka”, який прославляв нелюдей на кшталт Гіві та Моторили. До троля Фернандеса більше підходить вірш, що я був навів у відповіді до Андрія вище по гілці.

          2. Avatar slavko says:

            Аага! Я Не бачив вашу раніший відповід. Андрії правильно сказав що ви наш теперішний Шевченко.

          3. Avatar Andrew Chmil says:

            I had to post here because Paulie posted his poem on Ukr. Today USA — I’m banned there 🙂

            including “focusser1” — They ALL know each other…
            You can’t have a “mixed” group in such an instance…

            They just make.NOISES now & then about “alternate” or “diverse” opinions & sh*t… 🙂

          4. Avatar Andrew Chmil says:

            Oknemfrod — AKA “Paulie” wrote that poem!

            NOT ME!

            He’s the Ukie poet!

            I am UNWORTHY of such!

        2. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

          Well, that one was specifically tailored to “maza faka”. To this one, I can offer something else – not sure how to title it, but you will easily perceive which (well-known English) poem is being used as a template:

          Якщо верзеш кацапську пропаганду
          На сайті, де усі цькують тебе,
          Й щодня на те отримуєш команду
          З останньої розробки ФСБ.

          Якщо ти ладен бесіду псувати
          Брехнею і на мить не убагнеш,
          Що в дуростi, як всяка інша вата,
          Ти годен перевершить лиш себе ж.

          Якщо ти годен змусить душу й тіло
          Служить хуйлу, верзучі маячню,
          І втак брехать, коли лишають сили
          Останній рубль, що платять за брехню.

          Якщо твоїм гнилим єством невпинно
          Керує RTV та алкоголь,
          Життя твоє – гімно, а саме, псине,
          Ти просто є брудний кацапський Троль!

          1. Avatar slavko says:

            Allow me to add to your poem:
            От вони суки сини
            З болота прийшли
            прогірклий запах
            від прокляттої Москви!

          2. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            Дуже добре! Але, будь ласка, не порівнюйте моє самопальне віршоробство з поезією Шевченка, бо соромно.

          3. Avatar Andrew Chmil says:

            Many Belarusians want to fight for Ukraine as our country may be attacked next – volunteer


          4. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            Thanks. Yup, looks as though they are waking up. Also, it’s extremely pleasant to hear people speak unadulterated Belaruska and understand every single word effortlessly – just as a Belarus hearing a Ukrainian speak does. It results in a funny arithmetic: A Belarus and Ukrainian have three languages between the two of them, while three Russians have only one between three. Methinks it was Goethe who quipped “Wie viele Sprachen du sprichst, sooftmal bist du Mensch” (i.e. you’re are man as many times as many languages you speak).

          5. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            >As a kid, when I heard them talk — I could barely tell them (Ukie & Belarusin) apart!<

            And for good reason, too – the same one why I effortlessly understand Belarusian without having to learn it (speaking is a different proposition, of course). It doesn't sound like Russian to me – in fact, it sounds like Ukrainian leaning towards Polish. Methinks Belarusian and Polish are the only Slav languages having the English "w" sound and the corresponding letters to represent it (Ł in Polish and Ў in Belsrusian) and other commonalities (in particular, in how they pronounce compound sounded consonants like "dz").

            And thanks for the "Yulia" links.

          6. Avatar Andrew Chmil says:

            Yulia Davis is ON THE CASE!!!

            “General” FLYNN IS RUSKI RAT MEAT NOW!! 🙂


            via Julia — WHO ELSE? — is there in MINUTES!!

            You think Trump is getting a “hint”?


          7. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            Frankly, I have clue what he gets and what he doesn’t … can’t get into his head. But actions are observable, so life will tell.

          8. Avatar Geralt von RIva says:

            Mensch = human, not man 😉

          9. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            In English, “man” (without the indefinite article) means an unspecified human being, not a male (that would be “a man”). Nowadays, political correctness dictates that using “man” in this sense is non comme il fait and “human” should be used instead, along with resorting to the idiotic euphemism “s/he” as the pronoun for an unspecified person. But when Goethe said that, PC hadn’t been invented yet ;).

            p.s. The distinction seems to have been lost on most of the U/R translators of the famous Kipling verse “IF”. They misinterpret (willingly or not – is a different story) “a Man” in its ultimate phrase “you’ll be a Man, my son!” as “human”, while its obvious from the whole context supported by the language Kipling used (i.e. “a Man”) that he specifically meant “a real male”.
            p.p.s. Interestingly, In the German translations I found, about half translate as “ein Mann” and the rest – as “ein Mensch”:


            Go figure ;).

          10. Avatar Geralt von RIva says:

            while man one can translate to “Mann” or “Mensch” human or human being translates only to “Mensch” and thats the meaning of this phrase.

            original uses son and so a male (man)
            ” And—which is more—you’ll be A Man, my son!”
            “A man” btw.

            more directly german translations use it also this way. Mann, Sohn. and even build the rhyme on it.

            one in your link translate it to “Und was noch mehr ist—dann bist du ein Mensch!”
            here the Sohn (son) became removed and its translated more freely.

          11. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            Yup, you’re exactly right.

            p.s. In Ukrainian, “a human” is “людина” (ludynah), and “a man” (i.e. a male) is “чоловік” (choloveek) – also meaning “a husband”. Ironically, in Russian a similarly-sounding word “человек” (chelovek) means “a human” in general, and “a man” is “мужчина” (muzhchinah), which itself is a derivative from “муж” (muzh), meaning “a husband”.

            p.p.s. This kind of discrepancies between similarly-sounding U and R words (there’re gobs of them) makes it all the more difficult for Russians to understand Ukrainian because it introduces an element of extra confusion.

          12. Avatar Geralt von RIva says:

            a pole i once met in the inet spoke a very good german and he told me that german for him was easier than russian. i couldnt believe it, but he said russian has many false friends.
            and one cant use google translate for russian-german, because the sense is is often negated. so one cant be sure what one writes.

            there is btw a relation between man and human^^ but this goes back to the tribes.

            old english: men-nisc = humanely
            old german: mann-iska = humanely

          13. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

            I totally get it. “False friends” is key. For me personally, Polish, Czech/Slovak, and perhaps Slovene would be certainly much easier than German (all the more that I can more or less read in them – listening comprehension and speaking are an altogether different story), but it’s only because I’m natively versed in Ukrainian.

          14. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

            Much as their support would undoubtedly be appreciated by the Ukrainians, the Belarusian volunteers are of more use at home, preparing for Dwarfstanian “little green men” who “have come to protect the Dwarfstanian minority in Belarus from Belarusian aggression and discrimination”. A small core of Belarusian volunteers with combat experience against the Kolorads could provide very useful training, however.

          15. Avatar Scradje says:

            Sorry to go off topic: Remember your concern about Ukraine Today USA slavko? It is a strange site; some (not all) of its key players have mixed, almost schizophrenic views. Mods ‘Mike’ and ‘Suzanna’ now run a crypto kremtroll site ‘imperial news’. I responded to a ‘Krim is Russia’ comment from Mike protesting as to why he still uses the trizub as his avatar when he appears to have switched allegiance. I was of course banned, but not before getting a snidey comment back from Suzanna. Larissa has also left UTUSA (at least she claims to have ), she called me an idiot and admitted that she agrees with Mike on Krim. That would leave focusser1 and hoping for peace in control. They are good guys whose allegiance is not in question as far as I know.

          16. Avatar slavko says:

            We got schnookered! 😉 Russia broke the rules with its underhanded ways. And likewise those mods did the same.

          17. Avatar Geralt von RIva says:

            but this today saying this, tomorrow saying this makes ukraine not a reliable contract partner.

          18. Avatar slavko says:

            this has nothing to do with Ukraine, but much to do with with Russian mafia infiltration of Ukraine.

    2. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

      Якщо верзеш кацапську пропаганду
      На сайті, де усі цькують тебе,
      Й щодня на те отримуєш команду
      З останньої розробки ФСБ.

      Якщо ти ладен бесіду псувати
      Брехнею і на мить не убагнеш,
      Що в дуростi, як всяка інша вата,
      Ти годен перевершить лиш себе ж.

      Якщо ти годен змусить душу й тіло
      Служить хуйлу, верзучі маячню,
      І втак брехать, коли лишають сили
      Останній рубль, що платять за брехню.

      Якщо твоїм гнилим єством невпинно
      Керує RTV та алкоголь,
      Життя твоє – гімно, а саме, псине,
      Ти просто є брудний кацапський Троль!

    3. Avatar Andrew Chmil says:

      You monhols are DISGUSTING!!!

      Russians eating rats

  10. Avatar Dirk Smith says:

    Hopefully, the bald faggot Graham Phillips will be next……….. Zakharchenko 2nd. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/baf56979453e3a344d763b26df8364e7940332ad7c402003506230c22cf2ae10.jpg

    1. Avatar Alex George says:

      I could be wrong, but I doubt Philips will ever return to Donbass. Some separatist fighters want him dead because he disclosed their friends’ positions to Ukrainian artillery, via a stupid blogpost.

      But you may be right, the FSB may track him down for a cup of Bolotov coffee even if he stays in the west.

      1. Avatar Andrew Chmil says:

        He could ALWAYS be a “martyr” for the BS Donbas “republics” 🙂

  11. Avatar zorbatheturk says:

    Putin’s plan is to distance himself from the ” civil war ” in Donbas so he can pretend it has nothing to do with RuSSia, thus it cannot be a ruSSian defeat when he pulls the troops out, since they were never there…

    Slimy FSB deviousness. This way Putin doesn’t have to explain to the RuSSian people why he lost the war in Ukraine. ” War? What war? Where? That was a Ukrainian affair. Nothing to do with me or ruSSia. We didn’t lose any war. The Ukrainian rebels lost… “

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      Too bad for the dwarf, but that won’t wash with the nationalists. The extremists led by Zhirinovsky, Dugin, Guzenkova and Co will crucify the dwarf for his betrayal.

      1. Avatar zorbatheturk says:

        Putin has FSB protection. For now. Plus as much loyalty from his bodyguards as $100 billion can buy.

        1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

          Yanukovich also thought he had protection backed by his stolen billions, but when the going got tough the protection melted away like a bar of chocolate in the sun. In the end, Proffessor Viktor had to run to Dwarfstan- so much for PV’s protection.

          1. Avatar zorbatheturk says:

            Yanukovich is not Putin. Anybody who wants to depose Putin is welcome to try. Should a coup not succeed, however, it is best that the plotters have earlier finalized their funeral arrangements. Putin and his inner circle of about four cronies including Igor Sechin control Russia. At present. Will this always be the case? Probably not, but anyone who can foresee when the end of the Putin will come about has a better crystal ball than mine.

          2. Avatar Alex George says:

            I agree. Putin will only go when the inner circle decide he has failed. And then he will be replaced by someone similar .

            This is why sanctions and resistance to Russian aggression are so important. It is necessary to weaken Russia itself, so that whichever Tsar is in power, he will have little capacity to work international mischief.

  12. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

    The “Heroes” of the Dwarfstanian Spring are all blowing up because they have/had such overinflated opinions of themselves……..

  13. Avatar Mykola Potytorsky says:

    a dead russian terrorist is a good russian terrorist

  14. Avatar onlyfactsplease says:

    Because being a useful idiot for the Kremlin has an explosive side effect.

    1. Avatar Oknemfrod says:

      Good pun!

    2. Avatar MichaelA says:

      ha ha good one