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Oliver Stone explains how the US misunderstands President Vladimir Putin




Think back to the 2016 election and the amount the word ‘Russia’ was spoken about in the US media. We may not have an exact number, but it was likely hundreds of thousands of times, most of which in an attempt to claim that Russia had rigged the election in Trump’s favor.

 The media went on to continue this narrative for months, effectively convincing the general population that this story was true, even without a single shred of evidence. Even though a number of other leads pointed to leaks around the DNC coming from inside the US and it’s security agencies, the media still focused on Russia. Because they needed an enemy.

At this point it would be serving to note that who really controls the media is who is guiding them to do such things. The deep state, cabal, illuminati, whichever name you choose to give to it, this is where one must look if they want to understand more clearly how presidents have typically gotten in place. This recent election cycle is considered, by many informed on this fact, the first time a non deep state choice was elected into power.

The Putin Interviews

Enter Oliver Stone. He has had a clear passion for exploring the truth behind what is really going on, not only in US politics but global politics, and has been working to help expose the deep state and their secretive workings for many years. He has interviewed people like Edward Snowden, Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez and many more. He is an Oscar Award Winning filmmaker and continues to make groundbreaking pieces that make viewers think deeply about what’s really going on in their world.

Stone took on the project of interviewing Putin over a 2 year period to learn more about him and his views. He took the time to do something that the mainstream media essentially has simply not done. He put all these interviews together in a 4 part documentary series called The Putin Interviews.

One conclusion he drew that I found quite telling was that the US seems to gravely misunderstand Putin, and it’s the fact that we only turn to mainstream media to learn about him that causes the issue.

 To me this is important because it again gives us another push to move away from corporate owned and sponsored media and into forms of media that are not serving anyone’s particular agenda. There are many outlets out there that focus on different perspectives and that look to dig deeper into what is actually going on. Here at Collective Evolution we even go beyond all political angles because we understand it doesn’t serve our world to cling or adhere to any political side, it only creates more divide and suffering. And, we are working towards being entirely viewer funded.

Look for example at the nature of this piece titled: How Putin Seduced Oliver Stone – And Trump. Not only is it written from an emotional and angry space, i.e. bias journalism, but we clearly see that we won’t get to the truth because the story is being told through a very specific lens as opposed to one that simply asks us to reflect on happenings. Hence the article is actually trying to seduce you, the reader.

In the video at the end of this piece, Oliver Stone goes into further detail about how he came to the understanding that the US simply doesn’t understand Putin. He brings up things like how the US blamed Putin and Russia for Trump’s election win, effectively turning the people against Putin. He talks about how the US media doesn’t tell the full story about the chaos the US has brought to Iraq and Libya and how they are pushing to do the same in Syria, effectively creating complete chaos in the middle east which is a concern for Russia. Yet, the US media tells a different story.

Who really runs America? Who is the actual ‘enemy?’ (I would add, do enemies even truly exist?) Is it the deep state? Examine our own countries first before looking elsewhere. This is similar to what we talk about all the time here at CE, look at ourselves first. Change starts within, and changing on a micro is the same as changing on the macro. We must look at ourselves first.

I want to be clear here, I’m not asking anyone to judge a country’s actions here. In fact, I feel that would be counter productive. Instead I’m asking us to set our beliefs aside for a moment and truly observe and reflect on what is going on. This isn’t about blaming and pointing fingers, it’s about finding out what the truth is and expanding our consciousness so we can move forward and evolve beyond a world that is nothing more than an illusion pulled over our eyes, keeping us in a state of suffering. Change starts within, so we must take actions on a daily basis, including how we perceive the media, that takes us within.

And when it comes to media, I always remind that it’s important to get multiple perspectives about people and events, especially when reporting comes from thousands of miles away from where it happened. And even more so, if the story is coming from the mainstream media we also must question, as it, very factually, has an agenda.

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“We must look at ourselves first.”

First and foremost:
We are not bombing people and destroying whole nations.
ONLY the USA and their patsies do that.


The interviews are very telling indeed .The problem is that Vladimir Putin has been so demonized by the Western media , the people being so programmed will not even bother to view this very important work.
It is very true that the change must start from within .Only then can eyes and ears start to see and hear what has been hidden behind the curtain.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb

And German Propaganda Minister Goebbels’ statement as true today as ever: repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it.


There is one misconception that the author is laboring under–that the US public believes the Russia-stole-the-election narrative. The thing that is working in Russia’s favor right now is that NO ONE believes the MSM anymore. We’ve taken cable entirely out of our home–no more FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC, Barron’s, CNBC, nothing. It became so obvious during the election that they were lying through their teeth that it was pathetic. People on entirely opposite ends of the voting spectrum have done the same thing. We’re sick of it, and we can get better news for free on the Internet. You get enough–more… Read more »

Vlad Pufagtinenko
Vlad Pufagtinenko

Ukrainians understand Putin quite well. He is carrying on the 360 year tradition of killing Ukrainian women and children.


I watched the interviews and learned a great deal. Putin is a good man. The west hates him because he spreads Christian values and will not follow the New World Order.


Photos of swastika on Ukrainian mall stairway creates a stir [Video]

Ukrainian nationalist press in damage-control mode to explain away the Nazi sign, but they forgot the name of the street the mall is on.

Seraphim Hanisch



One of the aspects of news about Ukraine that does not make it past the gatekeepers of the American and Western news media is how a significant contingent of Ukrainian nationalists have espoused a sense of reverence for Nazis. The idea that this could even happen anywhere in the world in an open manner makes the claim seem too absurd to be taken seriously. Gone are the days when the Nazi swastika adorned streets and buildings in Europe. Right?

Well, maybe, wrong.

This was seen in Kyiv’s Gorodok (or Horodok, if you insist) Gallery, a shopping center in that city, located on Bandera Avenue.

The pro-nationalist news service UNIAN wasted no time going to press with their explanation of this incident, which admittedly may be accurate:

Children and teenagers who participated in the All-Ukrainian break dance festival held in the Kyiv-based Gorodok Gallery shopping mall were shocked to see a swastika image projected onto an LED staircase.

The mall administration apologized to visitors, explaining saying that their computer system had apparently been hacked.

“The administration and staff have no relation to whatever was projected onto the LED-staircase, and in no way does it support such [an] act. Now we are actively searching for those involved in the attack,” it said in a statement.

According to Gorodok Gallery’s administrative office, it was not the first time a cyber breach took place.

As reported earlier, Ukraine is believed to be a testing ground for cyberattacks, many of which are launched from Russia. Hackers have earlier targeted critical energy infrastructure, state institutions, banks, and large businesses.

This time, it appears, hackers aimed to feed the Kremlin’s narrative of “Nazis in power in Ukraine” and create a relevant hype-driving viral story for Russian media to spread it worldwide.

The Gorodok Gallery also apologized on its Facebook page and said that this was a result of hacking.

But what about the street that the mall is on? From the self-same Facebook page, this is what we see:

To translate, for those who do not read Ukrainian or Russian, the address says the following:

23 Steven Bandera Prospekt, Kyiv, Ukraine 04073

This street was formerly called “Moscow Avenue.” Big change, as we shall see.

Steven Bandera got his birthday designated as a national holiday in Ukraine last December. He is known in Ukraine’s history for one thing. According to the Jerusalem Post:

The street where the shopping mall is located is named for Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist who briefly collaborated with Nazi Germany in its fight against Russia.

His troops are believed to have killed thousands of Jews.

Several Israeli papers picked this bit of news up, and of course, the reasons are understandable. However, for the West, it appears possible that this news event will largely go unnoticed, even by that great nation that is often called “Israel’s proxy”, the United States.

This is probably because for certain people in the US, there is a sense of desperation to mask the nature of events that are happening in Ukraine.

The usual fare of mainstream news for the West probably consists of things like “Putin’s military seizes innocent Ukrainian sailors in Kerch incident” or, “Ukraine’s Orthodox Church declared fully independent by Patriarch of Constantinople” (not that too many Americans know what a Constantinople even is, anyway), but the overriding narrative for the American people about this country is “Ukraine are the good guys, and Russia are the bad guys,” and this will not be pushed aside, even to accommodate the logical grievance of Israel to this incident.

If this article gets to Western papers at all, it will be the UNIAN line they adhere to, that evil pro-Russia hackers caused this stairway to have a swastika to provoke the idea that Ukraine somehow supports Naziism.

But UNIAN neglected to mention that the street name was recently changed to Stephan Bandera (in 2016), and no one appears to have hacked this. Nor does UNIAN talk about the Azov fighters that openly espoused much of the Nazi ideology. For nationalist Ukrainians, this is all for the greater good of getting rid of all things Russia.

A further sad fact about this is the near impossibility of getting assuredly honest and neutral information about this and other similar happenings. Both Ukrainian nationalists and Russian media agencies have dogs in the race, so to speak. They are both personally connected to these events. However, the Russian media cannot be discounted here, because they do offer a witness and perspective, probably the closest to any objective look at what is going on in Ukraine. We include a video of a “torchlight march” that took place in 2017 that featured such hypernationalist activity, which is not reported in the West.

More such reports are available, but this one seemed the best one to summarize the character of what is going on in the country.

While we do not know the motive and identities of whoever programmed the swastika, it cannot really be stated that this was just a random publicity stunt in a country that has no relationship with Nazi veneration.

The street the mall is on bears witness to that.

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Putin: If mid-range missiles deployed in Europe, Russia will station arms to strike decision centers

Putin: If US deploys mid-range missiles in Europe, Russia will be forced to respond.





Via RT…

If the US deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Moscow will respond by stationing weapons aimed not only against missiles themselves, but also at command and control centers, from which a launch order would come.

The warning came from President Vladimir Putin, who announced Russia’s planned actions after the US withdraws from the INF Treaty – a Cold War-era agreement between Washington and Moscow which banned both sides form having ground-based cruise and ballistic missiles and developing relevant technology.

The US is set to unilaterally withdraw from the treaty in six months, which opens the possibility of once again deploying these missiles in Europe. Russia would see that as a major threat and respond with its own deployments, Putin said.

Intermediate-range missiles were banned and removed from Europe because they would leave a very short window of opportunity for the other side to decide whether to fire in retaliation after detecting a launch – mere minutes. This poses the threat of an accidental nuclear exchange triggered by a false launch warning, with the officer in charge having no time to double check.

“Russia will be forced to create and deploy weapon systems, which can be used not only against the territories from which this direct threat would be projected, but also against those territories where decision centers are located, from which an order to use those weapons against us may come.” The Russian president, who was delivering a keynote address to the Russian parliament on Wednesday, did not elaborate on whether any counter-deployment would only target US command-and-control sites in Europe or would also include targets on American soil.

He did say the Russian weapon system in terms of flight times and other specifications would “correspond” to those targeting Russia.

“We know how to do it and we will implement those plans without a delay once the relevant threats against us materialize,”he said.

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Russia’s Lukoil Halts Oil Swaps In Venezuela After U.S. Sanctions

Under the new wide-ranging U.S. sanctions, Venezuela will not be able to import U.S. naphtha which it has typically used to dilute its heavy crude grades.




Litasco, the international trading arm of Russia’s second-biggest oil producer Lukoil, stopped its oil swaps deals with Venezuela immediately after the U.S. imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry and state oil firm PDVSA, Lukoil’s chief executive Vagit Alekperov said at an investment forum in Russia.

Russia, which stands by Nicolas Maduro in the ongoing Venezuelan political crisis, has vowed to defend its interests in Venezuela—including oil interests—within the international law using “all mechanisms available to us.”

Because of Moscow’s support for Maduro, the international community and market analysts are closely watching the relationship of Russian oil companies with Venezuela.

“Litasco does not work with Venezuela. Before the restrictions were imposed, Litasco had operations to deliver oil products and to sell oil. There were swap operations. Today there are none, since the sanctions were imposed,” Lukoil’s Alekperov said at the Russian Investment Forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Another Russian oil producer, Gazprom Neft, however, does not see major risks for its oil business in Venezuela, the company’s chief executive officer Alexander Dyukov said at the same event.

Gazprom Neft has not supplied and does not supply oil products to Venezuela needed to dilute the thick heavy Venezuelan oil, Dyukov said, noting that the Latin American country hadn’t approached Gazprom Neft for possible supply of oil products for diluents.

Under the new wide-ranging U.S. sanctions, Venezuela will not be able to import U.S. naphtha which it has typically used to dilute its heavy crude grades. Analysts expect that a shortage of diluents could accelerate beginning this month the already steadily declining Venezuelan oil production and exports.

Venezuela’s crude oil production plunged by another 59,000 bpd from December 2018 to stand at just 1.106 million bpd in January 2019, OPEC’s secondary sources figures showed in the cartel’s closely watched Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) this week.

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