Russian Nightwolves: The Nazi Comrades Of Putin

Bikers-2The Night-wolves motorcycle club leader, Alexander Zaldostanov, with Vladimir Putin. Photo credit: Ivan Sekretarev / AP (2011)

By Johan van Dongen and Joel Savage

They are the Russian Nationalist Bikers Group, called the Russian Night-wolves, also known as the “Putin’s Angels.”  At their Donbass chapter headquarters, in the eastern Ukrainian province of Luhansk,  the motorcycle club, which has over 5,000 members, identifies their background with the motto: “Where we are, there is Russia.”

What are ‘Putin’s Angels fighting for? President Vladimir Putin accompany  the bikers regularly on his own Harley-Davidson tricycle and he loves to be photographed together with the group’s leader Aleksander Zaldostanov, nicknamed ‘Surgeon.’ I’m happy that he is not a micro-surgeon and as a micro-surgeon, I wouldn’t even dream to give him a face-lift, because we can possibly recognize the ugly face of the one who shot down the MH17, by the orders of Putin, together with the corrupt Russian generals, operating mafioso system and selling polonium to the highest bidder.

We have to consider Alexander  Zaldostanov as friend of one of the most powerful person in the world, Vladimir Putin, in this way, able to commit any crime he is told. The Washington Post put the group on the sanction list, partly because of the kidnapping of an Ukrainian border guard. The Night-wolves see themselves as defenders of  Russian traditional values and thus; require to leave your wife, children and your house behind.

That’s what the deputy commander of Donbass chapter, Denis Kuznetsov thinks about of being a member of the Night-wolves. Half a year ago, he got on his motorcycle and left everything behind in Moscow, to support the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine with thousands of Night-wolves, armed by Putin. “That’s patriotism,” he said.

“When I look at all the military stuff here, I’m proud of Russia and I realize that we have something to face the Americans. They would not dare to push the button of a rocket but we do.In Soviet times, was the army and far-from-our-bed, now we feel much closer. The army is here romanticized, and I think something good. If we do not educate our children, will Americans do in our place, as in Ukraine …, ” said Zaldostanov, the so-called criminal leader of Putin’s favorite motor gang.

Members of the Night Wolves, have fought on the side of pro-Russian militants during the Crimean crisis and war in Donbass, at the site of of the plane crash. They have blockaded the main routes into Sevastopol and participated in attacks on a natural gas facility and the naval headquarters in the city. In April 2015, Agence France-Presse stated that Alexei Vereshchyagin, a biker and one of Putin’s friends, had fought against Ukrainian government forces in  Luhansk.

In December 2014, the United States announced sanctions against the Night Wolves due to their involvement in attacks on a gas distribution station in Strikolkove and the Ukrainian naval headquarters, in Sevastopol, and recruitment of fighters for the war in Donbass. They hope for an independent state in eastern Ukraine. But the new Russia hasn’t yet fallen into the hands of the rebels. The fierce fighting came to a halt last year in the area now a frozen conflict zone.

A branch of motorcycle gang Night Wolves, has sworn allegiance to none other than Vladimir Putin, that they are still ready to fight. They are heavily equipped and able to buy another rocket like a BUK. It may be likely that Putin will be assassinated by progressive and democratic Russians. This can happen.

Suggestion

The plausibility of the first launch area presented by Almaz-Antey was already discussed in a previous Bellingcat investigation. That investigation analyzed situation maps, satellite imagery, and press reports from the area and arrived at the following main conclusions: The Almaz-Antey launch area presented on 2 June 2015, was under Russian control, and there were no Ukrainian troops in the area on 17 July 2014.

Also, there were no Ukrainian Buks in the proposed launch area on 17 July 2014. However, there is not enough information to reject a missile launch from the area. Because there are relevant differences between Almaz-Antey’s old launch area and its two new launch areas. It should be asked whether these conclusions still hold for the new launch areas? This question is covered in this report.

How can the Night-wolves be defeated? Is also a question I will leave for the Americans to answer.

The Night Wolves: Putin’s motor biking militia of Luhansk.

RUSSIA IS DEVELOPING ZIKA VIRUS VACCINE ON PUTIN’S ORDERS

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Original article published in NEWSWEEK BY ON 1/29/16 AT 6:01 PM

Russia is working on a vaccine to combat the Zika virus, even though the country is not at risk of contamination, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova has told state news agency RIA Novosti.

The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes across the Americas and in areas in Africa near the equator. Symptoms are mild and infections can be sometimes difficult to detect, however it can have severe effects on pregnant women and their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern on Thursday, claiming the virus was “spreading explosively” after cases were reported in South America and the U.S..

Russian scientists are currently working on  completing a patent on their first quick diagnosis method for the virus, a patent on which is planned to be completed by March. According to Skvortsova, Russia is working on the vaccine on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request.

“We know that such an epidemic does not threaten us… We do not have the natural fauna that would carry the infection,” the health minister said.

However, she highlighted that the project is going ahead for two reasons. Firstly, Russia is pursuing the development of “a full inventory of vaccines” and, secondly, it is also planning to ship the vaccine abroad in order to combat the spread of Zika globally.

Recently, Putin also boasted that Russia had developed two treatments to combat the Ebola virus, that devastated west Africa since summer 2014. He described one of the two vaccines as “100 percent effective”, although public tests have not taken place as Russia is not publically known to have had registered cases of Ebola.

http://europe.newsweek.com/russia-developing-zika-virus-vaccine-421136?

The Brothers: The Road To An American Tragegy

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On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, was captured and ultimately charged on thirty federal counts.

Yet long after the bombings and the terror they sowed, after all the testimony and debate, what we still haven’t learned is why. Why did the American Dream go so wrong for two immigrants? How did such a nightmare come to pass?

Acclaimed Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen is uniquely endowed with the background, access, and talents to tell the full story. An immigrant herself, who came to the Boston area with her family as a teenager, she returned to the former Soviet Union in her early twenties and covered firsthand the transformations that were wracking her homeland and its neighboring regions.

It is there that the history of the Tsarnaev brothers truly begins, as descendants of ethnic Chechens deported to Central Asia in the Stalin era. Gessen follows the family in their futile attempts to make a life for themselves in one war-torn locale after another and then, as new émigrés, in the looking-glass, utterly disorienting world of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Most crucially, she reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued for each of the brothers, incubating a deadly sense of mission. And she traces how such a split in identity can fuel the metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with feet on American soil but sense of self elsewhere.

The Author

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Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist who is the author of several books, most recently the national bestseller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Newsweek, Slate, and many other publications, and has received numerous awards, most recently the 2013 Media for Liberty Award. She has served as the editor of several publications and as director of Radio Liberty’s Russia Service. Marsha currently lives in Moscow.