Friday, November 25, 2016

"Let us play ball!" - По завершении встречи с президентом ФИФА Джанни Инфантино. | На встрече с избранным Генеральным секретарём Организации Объединённых Наций Антониу Гутеррешем.

На встрече с избранным Генеральным секретарём Организации Объединённых Наций Антониу Гутеррешем.
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По завершении встречи с президентом ФИФА Джанни Инфантино.

"Let us play ball!" - По завершении встречи с президентом ФИФА Джанни Инфантино.

"Catch it", - he says. "I am throwing a ball to you, let us play!" 


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The Russian, Israeli (Why not? Israel is immensely much more the source and the part of the Judeo-Christian Civilization, than Turkey, for example, and could be the very valuable, fully fledged ally), Ukranian, Georgian, and other flags could be added to this Constellation.
In due time, and hopefully. 

This ball looks like the Orb, with the cross on it, especially the NATO cross, symbolizing the common Judeo-Christian Civilization. This cross also looks like an eagle, with its wings spread, the symbol of the stately power and the symbol of some intelligence services (along with the bat, its more earthly and "reversed" counterpart, specifically for the GRU). 

I think, Mr. Putin offers the broad cooperation, including in intelligence work. 

Sounds and looks good. We'll play! Hopefully, honestly and productively. 

Orb: "a sphere surmounted by a cross symbolizing kingly power and justice"; 

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Держава: "В Московской Руси и при царизме: золотой шар с крестом наверху как символ власти монарха.

На заседании Совета по стратегическому развитию и приоритетным проектам.

На заседании Совета по стратегическому развитию и приоритетным проектам. 

Заместитель председателя Экономического совета при Президенте Алексей Кудрин, специальный представитель Президента по вопросам природоохранной деятельности, экологии и транспорта Сергей Иванов и полномочный представитель Президента в Уральском федеральном округе Игорь Холманских (слева направо) на заседании Совета по стратегическому развитию и приоритетным проектам.

Заместитель председателя Экономического совета при Президенте Алексей Кудрин, специальный представитель Президента по вопросам природоохранной деятельности, экологии и транспорта Сергей Иванов и полномочный представитель Президента в Уральском федеральном округе Игорь Холманских (слева направо) на заседании Совета по стратегическому развитию и приоритетным проектам. 


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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Сергей Иванов (слева) на церемонии вручения премии Русского географического общества

Специальный представитель Президента по вопросам природоохранной деятельности, экологии и транспорта Сергей Иванов (слева) на церемонии вручения премии Русского географического общества.

Специальный представитель Президента по вопросам природоохранной деятельности, экологии и транспорта Сергей Иванов (слева) на церемонии вручения премии Русского географического общества.http://www.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/53323/photos/46397

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Solution for Crimea - by Michael Novakhov

It is difficult to see how the improvement in the Russia - US and the Russia - West relations could proceed without cutting the knot of the Crimean issue and problem. The following is the set of thoughts which might be helpful in considering the mutually acceptable solution. If this problem is resolved, Crimea will turn from a "black hole" that absorbs and destroys the good will, from a source of conflict, mutual mistrust, and endless recriminations; from a bone of contention, into the connecting bond, and for Russia, into a permanently open door, a corridor between her and the West, historically much more important and significant than the Petersburg's window, which for the overwhelming majority was just a wistful vista onto the Czar's Baltic lake. 

Establish the joint governing mechanism for Crimea with Ukraine and with the European and the Western participation, introduce the visa-free travel to and from the peninsula, for the European and other tourists, and for the Crimeans who wish to travel to the Western countries. Allow the Greeks, the other Europeans, and other Westerners to settle there freely, if they so wish. Grant greater autonomy and self-rule for the Crimeans under the joint Russian - Ukrainian - European umbrella. This is ancient and originally the ancient Greek land. Invite the respected and mutually acceptable Greek or the European politician, who, preferably, speaks Russia or Ukranian, or both, to head the local Crimean government as a prime minister for the initial transitional period or longer, introduce the new constitution accordingly, along the European lines. Instead of begging you for money and being the drain on the Russian budget, they will be awash with investments, the real estate projects of the European quality will spring up fast, the sanctions will be lifted. Agree with Ukraine on directing the repayment of the $3 billion loan to Crimea and its citizens, with the European guarantees. This money will be compensated many folds by the lifting of sanctions and other benefits. 

The Russian military, located in Crimea, will benefit also: the value of their real estate holdings will increase several folds. Share the naval base in Sevastopol with the NATO navies. It will establish the much-needed trust and will start the productive cooperation between the militaries.The confrontation and opposing the West is the greatest, irrational and exitless nonsense. The continuing intelligence war will not bring you victory or the world domination, it will just create the endless tensions and hostility. Do not take the Westerners and the Americans for the fools or weaklings, they are not at all, and you know it very well, but you console yourselves with these feelings out of envy and hostility. There no, really. reasons for these feelings, neither good nor bad reasons; they stem from the old Soviet traditions and the historical Russian xenophobic habits. Do not interfere negatively with the Ukraine's and other former Soviet republics' European choice, just the opposite, support them and support their independence, you will only benefit from it in a long run. One, two, or three new or old puppets do not the summer make, let the chips fall wherever they may, allow the history to take its course freely, otherwise the pent-up pressures and tensions will explode, and, as always, into your own faces, with the unpredictable and bad results. 

The big, historical, strategic changes require the big historical, strategic, and bold decisions, the bold thinking on the part of the really, historically big politicians. Think broadly, this broadness, "shirota", had always been one of the most appealing features of the Russian national character and the most beneficial feature of her historical figures-politicians' thinking. Peter the Great is probably the best example. The world will only welcome and admire this. I do not think, that anyone will try to take advantage of this broadness and openness, I do not think that anyone will try to f**k you up. Unreasonable fears hurt the security; the natural alliances, fixed by the common historical, cultural, and religious roots and bonds, enhance it. 
Think it over, start with the first, small, baby steps, develop them gradually, and walk proudly and freely within and among the historically parental community of the Western nations. 

I really do not see any reasonable or viable alternatives to this type of the proposed solution in a long run.

Michael Novakhov

11.14.16

Совещание по вопросам мобилизационной готовности ОПК

На совещании по вопросам мобилизационной готовности оборонно-промышленного комплекса. Фото ТАСС
17 ноября 2016 года Сочи

M.N.: Looks as fit as ever, and somewhat angry.

I hope, that the problem is solved. We'll live, we'll see. If it is solved, thank you, Vovchik. And, probably, thank you, Donald, too. This might be the benefit of the business approach: fast, swift, and to the point: it probably took just one phone call, at the right time, and to the right place, after four or more years of inaction and non-sequiturs. When it is fair, it is fair. I am the first one to criticize but will be the first one to say thank you, when it is deserved. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

You have a beautiful smile, Mr. Shoigu. You look much better when you smile, than when you are "surly - burly". - M.N.

You have a beautiful smile, Mr. Shoigu. You look much better when you smile, than when you are "surly - burly". - M.N.

Министр обороны Сергей Шойгу на совещании с руководством Министерства обороны.

http://www.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/53262/photos/46299http://www.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/53262/photos/46299

Шойгу подумал: "Вот приебался! Прям как мои шаманы: и "мальчиший круг" ему, и "чу-чу-чу", и Gloria! и Hallelujah!" Вот неймётся же человеку! Язык без костей! И хоть бы дело делал, а то так, болтовня одна.
Спасибо, однако, на добром слове. Доброе слово, оно всем приятно."

(Just joking!)

                         


Smile! And the world smiles with you.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Встреча с председателем правления компании «НОВАТЭК» Леонидом Михельсоном

С председателем правления компании «НОВАТЭК» Леонидом Михельсоном.
Встреча с председателем правления компании «НОВАТЭК» Леонидом Михельсоном
Глава «НОВАТЭКа» информировал Президента о текущей деятельности компании.

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Московская область, Ново-Огарёво

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Обсуждались итоги работы... на Московской кольцевой железной дороге."

С президентом ОАО «Российские железные дороги» Олегом Белозёровым.

Владимир Путин провёл рабочую встречу с президентом ОАО «Российские железные дороги» Олегом Белозёровым. Обсуждались итоги работы компании в текущем году и ситуация с пассажирскими перевозками на Московской кольцевой железной дороге.
17:30
Москва, Кремль


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Как верёвочке не виться, а конец будет

The Russian Lesson: Learning the Proverbs

Как верёвочке не виться, а конец будет. / Long curls the rope, but there will be an end to it.  

Or so they say. It sounds like there is some "noose part" of it, somewhere there, too... 
M.N.

Совещание с постоянными членами Совета Безопасности


Monday, November 7, 2016

M.N.: Appoint Trump an Ambassador to Russia! They love him. He will be out of sight, out of mind, too.

Confident Clinton looks ahead to post-election bridge-building