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Russian Presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky releases election platform

Zhirinovsky is the only individual with uncontested access to the election to declare his candidacy and announce his platform

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Thus far, the only candidate with uncontested access to the 2018 Russian Presidential election to declare his candidacy is LDPR founder/leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Today, he released his policy platform on which he will contest the forthcoming election in March of next year.

Here is the statement from the LDPR in full:

Today, not everyone in Russia is satisfied with their lives. Low wages and unemployment, housing problems, a lack of social security, corrupt officials, impunity for criminals and a sense of historical injustice has had negative effects. Our citizens want a better deal for themselves, and it’s time to change a many things.

Better living:

–It is necessary to help those who are weaker. First of all, increase the allowance (benefits) to single mothers.

–All citizens of Russia should be connected to gas and only after this is done should Russia sell gas to foreign states.

–Oblige banks control the money of shareholders in housing, to pay the developer only work performed rather than on speculation

–Prohibit marriages of convenience. Children should only be born with the free will of both parents.

–Remove all restrictions on travel abroad due to any debts (currently some Russians are restricted from travelling if they have even small private debts)

Safe life:

–To eliminate crime, establish military courts in the whole country, as Peter Stolypin did in his time.

–Prohibit collection activities. Debt should be exacted by the Bailiffs Service not by privately instructed individuals.

–Protect the lodgings of single individuals without family support,

–Send youths who use cars in acts of hooliganism out of their cities

–Many diseases, for example, obesity, are associated with poor-quality products. It’s time to ban the import of GMOs

–Instantly prosecute those who import dangerous and harmful goods into Russia

Cultural life:

–The first law to be adopted is the protection of the Russian language. Remove all signs in foreign languages. Anyone who delays – immediately close the premises. Enact a penalty for each foreign word used in the mass media.

–It is time to radically change the information policy of the media. Negative information should not be more than 10% of over all media coverage. Family scandals, the division of children and property, the search of skeletons in the closet – all this has only negative consequences for society.

–Return all the historical names: Volgograd rename Stalingrad, because it is under this name that the city went down in history, Ulyanovsk – in Simbirsk, Kirov – in Vyatka, Noginsk – in Bogorodsk.

–Remove from the Kremlin all state (regional) institutions, leave the Kremlin as a historical and cultural asset of Russia.

Effective State:

–Enlarge the regions of Russia, connecting the neighbouring. For example, to unite the Moscow region and Moscow, Leningrad region and St. Petersburg, calling the region Petrograd region headed by Petrograd. As a result, there should remain 40 provinces, divided exclusively by geographical principle. No national regions (there the LDPR argues for an internal map of Russia based more on the pre-1917 guberniya than the Soviet and similar contemporary model)

–Abolish the Federation Council (upper house of Russian parliament). Only have a unicameral parliament.

–Reduce the number of State Duma deputies to 200 people, as well as the number of parliamentarians in all regional and local councils. This is all the bureaucracy that is necessary.

–Nationalise all major trading networks (business chains). Today’s prices are inflated between 2 and 3 times the market value.

–Block all fraudulent schemes in the trade.

–Conduct a denomination of the ruble. Remove two zeros, and the dollar will cost 60 kopecks(cents). We keep a quarter of our international reserves in the United States.

–Carry out a general amnesty, humanise the Criminal Code. In prisons, only murderers, robbers, drug dealers, big scammers and thieves should remain.

In the West, political power does not give officials material advantages, on the contrary – people outside of politics are  often richer. In Russia, power gives many privileges: apartments, cottages, cars, study in prestigious universities, access to elite medicine. It’s time to remove this vicious system.

–Citizens want to abolish the moratorium on the death penalty. We must meet them halfway on this issue.

Ideology:

–Our ideology and our main goal is the well-being of Russia and its citizens.

–Publish all secret archives.

–Return to the borders of the USSR: peacefully, through referendums. Most citizens in all the former union republics will happily return to the common state, because they used to live better.

–To abolish the political article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (anti-Russian article) and the 212th article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the procedure for organizing rallies). We are for a free society.

–Bury the body of Lenin.

–Bring the organizers of “perestroika” to responsibility( those responsible for the gradual collapse Soviet Union)

–Return the imperial state symbols: the black and yellow-white flag, the hymn “God Save the Tsar!”, Set the eagles instead of the stars on the Kremlin towers, paint the Kremlin white and celebrate Russia Day on September 21 – the day of the reunification of the Russian princes in 862.

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Splendid and appropriate photo for this article.
The poster says “LDPR or endure further”, under a sign for Toilet ->

Adam, are you signalling that you have finally woken up to what a clown and deceiver Zhirinovsky is?

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Haha yes i noticed the photo too. Adam do have a sense of humour. Thefft & CIA should rally behind Zhirinovsky instead, that would be fun…

Mr. Costelol
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Don’t give them ideas, they’re desperate with the clowns they already possess.

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Quite the perpetual provocateur. Something smart, followed by something stupid. At least he’s balanced. 😉

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Many sensible and reasonable suggestions – although we cannot know whether they would be implemented or not. And some suggestions that fly in the face of reason. Perhaps the most obvious is the banning of foreign words! Would that extend to all the French and other Western words that had been incorporated into Russian before 1900? I remember how surprised I was to learn that the Russian word for “pencil” was “karandash” – I even dug into a drawer and pulled out my Swiss Caran d’Ache pen to make sure it was the same name. Of course, no patriotic Russian… Read more »

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Cultural life: –The first law to be adopted is the protection of the Russian language. Remove all signs in foreign languages. Anyone who delays – immediately close the premises. Enact a penalty for each foreign word used in the mass media. All Russian businesses use Business English even with their burgeoning trade with the Chinese. And then there’s the little matter of the World Cup as well as efforts to open up Russia to more tourists. Russian’s are very proud of their foreign language abilities and rightly so. What a burke, fortunately he will get nowhere near the presidency. Toilet… Read more »

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Some one needs to tell him he’s not presidential material in the slightest.

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zirinovski total alkoholic mosad ?

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Peace on Korean Peninsula within reach, if only Trump can remove Pompeo & Bolton (Video)

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RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the results of the Putin-Kim summit in Vladivostok, Russia, aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries, as well as working to contribute to a final peace settlement on the Korean peninsula.

Putin’s meeting with Kim may prove to be a pivotal diplomatic moment, as North Korea continues to work towards normalizing ties with the U.S. amidst ongoing denuclearization talks with the Trump White House.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un needs international security guarantees if he is to end his nuclear programme.

Such guarantees would need to be offered within a multinational framework, he added, following talks near Vladivostok in Russia’s far east.

Mr Kim praised the summit as a “very meaningful one-on-one exchange”.

Mr Putin said North Korea’s leader was “fairly open” and had “talked freely on all issues that were on the agenda”.

The meeting followed the breakdown of talks between the US and North Korea in February, when Mr Kim met US President Donald Trump in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.

Those talks reportedly stalled over North Korea’s demand for full economic sanctions relief in return for some denuclearisation commitments – a deal the US was not willing to make.

Speaking after the talks on Thursday, Mr Putin said he wanted to see full denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula.

But he said this could only be achieved through respect for international law.

“We need to restore the power of international law, to return to a state where international law, not the law of the strongest, determines the situation in the world,” he said.

Mr Kim greeted Russian officials warmly when he arrived in Russia on Wednesday.

The North Korean leader was entertained by a brass band in Vladivostok before he got inside a car flanked by bodyguards, who – in now familiar scenes – jogged alongside the vehicle as it departed.

What do we know about the summit?

According to the Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin believes the six-party talks on North Korea, which are currently stalled, are the only efficient way of addressing the issue of nuclear weapons on the peninsula.

Those talks, which began in 2003, involve the two Koreas as well as China, Japan, Russia and the US.

“There are no other efficient international mechanisms at the moment,” Mr Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

“But, on the other hand, efforts are being made by other countries. Here all efforts merit support as long as they really aim at de-nuclearisation and resolving the problem of the two Koreas.”

What do both sides want?

This visit is being widely viewed as an opportunity for North Korea to show it has powerful allies following the breakdown of the talks with the US in February.

The country has blamed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the collapse of the Hanoi summit. Earlier this month North Korea demanded that Mr Pompeo be removed from nuclear talks, accusing him of “talking nonsense” and asking for someone “more careful” to replace him.

The summit is also an opportunity for Pyongyang to show that its economic future does not depend solely on the US. Mr Kim may try to put pressure on Moscow to ease sanctions.

Analysts say the summit is an opportunity for Russia to show that it is an important player on the Korean peninsula.

President Putin has been eager to meet the North Korean leader for quite some time. Yet amid the two Trump-Kim summits, the Kremlin has been somewhat sidelined.

Russia, like the US and China, is uncomfortable with North Korea being a nuclear state.

How close are Russia and North Korea?

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union (of which Russia is the main successor state) maintained close military and trade links with its communist ally, North Korea, for ideological and strategic reasons.

After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, trade links with post-communist Russia shrank and North Korea leaned towards China as its main ally.

Under President Putin, Russia recovered economically and in 2014 he wrote off most of North Korea’s Soviet-era debt in a major goodwill gesture.

While it is arguable how much leverage Russia has with the North today, the communist state still regards it as one of the least hostile foreign powers.

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Putin meets Kim for the first time (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at the historic meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the city of Vladivostok in the Russian Far East.

The meeting marks the first ever summit between the two leaders.

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Leaders of Russia and North Korea sat down for a historic summit in Vladivostok, expressing hope it will revive the peace process in the Korean Peninsula and talks on normalizing relations with the US.

The summit on Russky Island, just off Vladivostok, started a little late because President Vladimir Putin’s flight was delayed. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had made the trip by train, arriving on Wednesday.

In brief public remarks before the talks, the two leaders expressed hope the summit will help move forward the reconciliation process in the Korean Peninsula. Putin welcomed Kim’s contributions to “normalizing relations” with the US and opening a dialogue with South Korea.

Kim said he hoped the Vladivostok summit would be a “milestone” in the talks about denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, but also build upon “traditionally friendly ties” between Russia and North Korea.

The North Korean leader also made a point of thanking Putin for flying all the way to Vladivostok for the meeting. The Far East Russian city is only 129 kilometers from the border with North Korea.

The historic summit takes place less than two months after Kim’s second summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi fell apart without a breakthrough on denuclearization. The US rejected North Korea’s request for partial sanctions relief in return for moves to dismantle nuclear and missile programs; Washington insists on full disarmament before any sanctions are removed.

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is the main subject of the Kim-Putin summit, but there will also be talks about bilateral relations, trade, and humanitarian aid. The first one-on-one meeting is scheduled to last about an hour, followed by further consultations involving other government officials.

Following the summit, Putin is scheduled to visit China.

 

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Kim And Putin: Changing The State Of The Board In Korea

The future of Korea could be decided by these two men today.

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Authored by Tom Luongo:


Today is a big day for Korea. The first face-to-face summit of Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un takes place.

At the same time the 2nd annual Belt and Road Forum kicks off in Beijing.

This meeting between Putin and Kim has been in the works for a while but rumors of it only surfaced last week. But don’t let the idea that this was put together at the last minute fool you.

It wasn’t.

The future of Korea could be decided by these two men today.

I know that sounds bold. But hear me out.

And while no one seems to think this meeting is important or that anything of substance will come from it I do. It is exactly the kind of surprise that Putin loves to spring on the world without notice and by doing so change the board state of geopolitics.

  • Russia’s entrance into Syria in 2015, two days after Putin’s historic speech at the U.N. General Assembly
  • 2018’s State of the Union address where he announced hypersonic missiles, embarrassing the U.S. Militiary-Industrial Complex which accelerated the Bolton Doctrine of subjugating the world
  • Flying 2 TU-160 nuclear-armed bombers to Venezuela, creating panic in D.C. leading to the ham-fisted regime change operations there.
  • Nationalization of Yukos.
  • The operation to secure Crimea from U.S. invasion by marines aboard the U.S.S Donald Cook during the Ukrainian uprising against Viktor Yanukovich.

Both Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping are angry at the breakdown of the talks in Hanoi back in February. It was clear that everyone expected that meeting to be a rubber stamp on a deal already agreed to by all parties involved.

In fact the two meetings between Kim and Trump were only possible because Trump convinced them of his sincerity to resolve the ‘denuclearization’ of North Korea which would clear a path to rapid reunification.

It’s why they went along with the U.S.’s increased sanctions on North Korea as administered through the U.N. in 2017.

That John Bolton and Mike Pompeo destroyed those talks and Trump was unwilling or unable (who cares at this point, frankly, useless piece of crap that he is) to stop them embarrassed and betrayed them.

They are now done with Trump.

He’ll get nothing from either of them or Kim until Trump can prove he’s in charge of his administration, which he, clearly, is not.

And they will be moving forward with their own agenda for security and Asian economic integration. So I don’t think the timing of this meeting with that of the Belt and Road Forum is an accident.

And that means moving forward on solving the Korea problem without Trump.

It is clear from the rhetoric of Putin’s top diplomat, the irreplaceable Sergei Lavrov, that Russia’s patience is over. They are no longer interested in what Trump wants and they will now treat the U.S. as a threat, having upped their military stance towards the U.S. to that of “Threat.”

If Bolton wants anything from Russia at this point he best be prepared to start a war or piss off.

This is also why Russia took the gloves off with Ukraine in the run up to the Presidential elections, cutting off energy and machinery exports with Ukraine.

To put paid Putin’s growing impatience with U.S. policies, he just issued the order to allow residents of Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics to apply for Russian passports.

This will send Bolton into apoplexy. Angela Merkel of Germany will be none too pleased either. Putin is now playing hardball after years of unfailing politeness.

It’s also why Lavrov finalized arms and port deals all over the Middle East in recent weeks, including those with Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and India.

Bolton, Pompeo and Pence are ideologues. Trump is a typical Baby Boomer, who lives in a bubble of his own design and believes in an America that never existed.

None of them truly understand the fires they are stoking and simply believe in the Manifest Destiny of the U.S. to rule the world over a dim and barbaric world.

Putin, Xi, Rouhani in Iran and Kim in North Korea are pragmatic men. They understand the realities they live in. This is why I see Putin willing tomorrow to sit down with Kim and flaunt the U.N. sanctions and begin the investment process into North Korea that should have begun last year.

Putin would not be making these moves if he didn’t feel that Bolton was all bark and no bite when it came to actual war with Russia. He also knows that Germany needs him more than he needs Germany so despite the feet-dragging and rhetoric Nordstream 2 will go forward.

Trade is expanding between them despite the continued sanctions.

Putin may be willing to cut a deal with President-elect Zelensky on gas transit later in the year but only if the shelling of the LPR and DPR stops and he guarantees no more incidents in the Sea of Azov. This would also mollify Merkel a bit and make it easier for her politically to get Nordstream 2 over the finish line.

There are moments in history when people go too far. Bolton and Pompeo went too far in Hanoi. He will pay the price now. Putin and Kim will likely agree to something in Vladivostok that no one is expecting and won’t look like much at first.

But the reality is this summit itself marks a turning point in this story that will end with the U.S. being, in Trump’s transactional parlance, a “price taker” since it has so thoroughly failed at being a “price maker.”

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