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Picture: Goddess energy - the energy the dark forces fear the most.
Picture: The cracked bell stops chiming. Monday 26th September 2022.
Picture: #SolarFlare. Is the big one imminent?
Statistical Properties of Superflares on Solar-type Stars: Results Using All of the Kepler Primary Mission Data
On Monday 11th January 2021, an influential scientific paper with the above title was published in the The Astrophysical Journal (Volume 906; Number 2) of the American Astronomical Society.
Okamoto's team reported the latest statistical analyses of superflares on solar-type (G-type main-sequence; effective temperature is 5100–6000 K) stars using all of the Kepler primary mission data and Gaia Data Release 2 catalog.
They updated the flare detection method from their previous studies by using a high-pass filter to remove rotational variations caused by starspots.
They also examined the sample biases on the frequency of superflares, taking into account gyrochronology and flare detection completeness.
Their analysis of Sun-like stars suggested that the Sun can cause superflares with energies of ∼7 × 1033 erg (∼X700-class flares) and ∼1 × 1034 erg (∼X1000-class flares) once every ∼3000 and ∼6000 yr, respectively.
● Flares are explosions in the stellar atmosphere with an intense release of magnetic energy stored around starspots.
● Since solar flares sometimes lead to magnetic storms on the Earth, serious damage may be caused in our modern lives if a superflare occurs on the Sun.
● Electrical currents induced by geomagnetic storms can cause significant damage to ground electrical transmission equipment, leading to a widespread blackout.
● On 13th March 1989 in Quebec, Canada, about 6 million people suffered an electrical power blackout caused by a terrible geomagnetic storm .
● One of the largest solar flares, named the Carrington flare (Carrington 1859), caused one of the most extreme space weather events in the last 200 yr, leading to a failure of telegraph systems in Europe and North America.
● The possibility of much more extreme solar storms in a history of solar activity over ∼1000 yr has been recently discussed from cosmogenic isotope measurements and low-latitude auroral drawings.
● Stars having spectroscopic properties similar to the Sun can generate superflares.
● Superflares with up to 5 × 1034 erg can occur on slowly rotating Sun-like stars (Teff = 5600–6000 K, Prot ∼ 25 days, and age ∼ 4.6 Gyr) once every few thousand years.
● Okamoto's team found 2341 superflares on 265 solar-type stars and 26 superflares on 15 Sun-like stars (Teff = 5600–6000 K and Prot = 20–40 days; Table 1). These results strongly support the possibility of superflares on the Sun.
● The solar-type superflare stars found in the study have no confirmed exoplanets. This indicates that a hot Jupiter is not a necessary condition for superflares on solar-type stars.
The full text of the Okamoto et al paper cited above can be found here (11.01.21).
Picture: UFO. Off-world or home-made?
Picture: UK politics. Tuesday 6th September 2022.
Picture: UK politics. Caroline Lucas. Thursday 8th September 2022.
Picture: 'Astral body asleep' and 'Astral body awake' by Mati Klarwein (artist).
Picture: The Chinese government comments on Ukraine.
Picture: Off-world activity in the sublunar space?
Picture: Are some nations running out of fiat currencies?
Picture: Will the US Fed make a wise decision on Tuesday 20th September 2022?
Picture: England (UK). Aspiring ex-Prime Minister at work.
Picture: Algerian protesters humiliate France & Macron. Saturday 27th August 2022.
Picture: Germany, US and Russia. Saturday 20th August 2022.
Picture: China on America. Tuesday 16th August 2022.
Chinese government goes public on 9/11
On Tuesday 16th August 2022, perhaps in response to the recent US diplomatic provocation in Taiwan, Lijian Zhao, a Chinese government official, tweeted a collage of nine annotated images ostensibly about US foreign policy activities.
The collage was headed "America" and Lijian Zhao's tweet text read: "Everyone needs a clear understanding of himself. So does a nation."
The annotations accompanying the nine images ran as follows: "What Japan thinks I do", "What Korea thinks I do", "What Vietnam thinks I do", "What Iraq thinks I do", "What Pakistan thinks I do", "What Yugoslavia thinks I do", "What Afghanistan thinks I do", "What I think I do", and "What I actually do".
In his collage Lijian Zhao did not include pictures of Libya, Syria or Ukraine.
The picture above "What I think I do" was an image of Superman. The picture above "What I actually do" was a photograph of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York on fire on Tuesday 11th September 2001.
In composing and broadcasting this tweet, the Chinese official was articulating publicly what every major national security organisation in the world had suspected privately for two decades: the 9/11 attacks were an internal US rogue faction false flag operation designed, among other things, to foment an unnecessary war with Iraq for American corporate profit.
As Voltaire Net pointed out on Saturday 20th August 2022, prior to Lijian Zhao's August 2022 tweet, only Sheikh Zayed, Hugo Chávez, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro and Donald Trump had taken the liberty of broaching this taboo subject in public.
Lijian Zhao's tweet can be found here (16.08.22). And a screendump of the original image of that tweet is here.
Picture: The Federal Republic needs to be restored. Sunday 21st August 2022.
Picture: Concerning the legal status of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).
Picture: USA military governance. August 2022.
Picture: USA and UK governance. Monday 25th July 2022.
Picture: USA projections. July 2022.
Picture: Western governance. Monday 8th August 2022.
Picture: Does Shylock want his pound of debt again?
Picture: Possible future Ukraine map.
Picture: A Pleiadian UFO flies over Taiwan. August 2022. #1ab
Picture: China and Taiwan. Tuesday 2nd August 2022.
Picture: Trump, Xi, USA, China and Taiwan.
Picture: Taiwan. Tuesday 2nd August 2022.
Picture: Taipei (Taiwan). Red Dragon Rising.
Picture: Astrology - Uranus and Mars conjunct. 31st July - 2nd August 2022.
Picture: Tarot Card Number Thirteen. Death.
Picture: The resurrection of Project Blue Beam ??
Picture: Truth, Assange and the USA.
Picture: Mexican president tells US to free Assange or dismantle Statue of Liberty.
Picture: This is the real reason Assange is in prison. July 2022.
Picture: Arms dealing in Ukraine. Thursday 14th July 2022.
Picture: On the Goddess Leyline. Stonehenge (southern England, UK).
Picture: On the Goddess Leyline. Stonehenge (southern England, UK).
Picture: On the Goddess Leyline. Stonehenge (southern England, UK).
Unlike the American Georgia Guidestones (1979-2022) which lasted for just 43 years, the English Stonehenge lightstones still stand on Salisbury Plain. They are a good deal older.
Official permitted histories suggest Neolithic or Mesolithic. Perhaps 12,000 BCE or thereabouts. Until the new corrected and complete histories are released, all that can be said with any degree of educated certitude is that the establishment of the Stonehenge lightstone array seems to post-date the end of the last Ice Age.
Stonehenge is sited on the Goddess Leyline. On this same leyline (or ley line) are Teotihuacan (Mexico) and Baalbak-Heliopolis (Lebanon).
More background about the now-demolished Georgia Guidestones can be found here, here and downpage here.
Picture: The Hosts of Heaven come to town.
Picture: Earth's Pole Reversal.
The esoteric and AltNews outlets on the Anglophone web are full of it now. The final end-time cataclysm is imminent. Apocalypse.
Everything will be finished for this 3D version of human civilisation on Planet Earth by 2035 at the latest. Perhaps sooner. 2025-2027 is possible. But there's nothing to worry about. All will be well.
The bought-and-paid-for scientists embedded in national governments know some of this. So do the major security professionals worldwide. But they don't know it all. They don't see it all. Many of them are still viewing things through the Satanic-control filters of need-to-know establishment secrecy. It's dark out there.
The fear, confusion and chaos-limitation policies emanating from the decomposing Western élites is eloquent. Even their controlled mass media outlets are having weekly toilet accidents with the official propaganda. Nothing to see here.
So thinking big-picture in this fast-moving final end-time season, what is actually happening?
Here are a few ideas:
First, there is the completion of a great cosmic cycle which has lasted for over 13 billion years. Right now, this whole universe of ours is at the turning point from expansion into contraction.
This is a unique moment. The Source (the Absolute) can now intervene directly in the creation.
Maybe don't use the word God here. The word God suggests a Western mythological construct called religion. This was once a one-size-fits-all officially-prescribed construct. Some say that it wasn't constructed to enlighten. It was constructed to obfuscate. Or control. Or both. Or it got to be that way centuries ago because of the interference of a deliberately-infiltrated negative priest-caste. Who knows? Who is allowed to know? Truth can be slippery stuff.
But back to the Higher Evolution. What will the Source do when it does intervene in the creation? One idea is that it will dissolve the quantum primary anomaly and all evil related to it. All darkness will disappear.
That moment of direct intervention is sometimes called the Apocalypse. It is hinted at explicitly in an ancient prophetic text now incorporated in church-edited form in the Bible here (KJV - New Testament - Book of Revelation: Chapter 21).
The apocalyptic moment is also referred to as the Cosmic Reversal. Mainstream human scientists are beginning to understand that this will not happen millions or billions of years from now, but much sooner.
Second, there is the completion of the galactic magnetic pulse cycle which lasts somewhere between 12,000 and 13,000 years. Every 12,000 years or so, the Galactic Central Sun reverses its magnetic polarity. In two such successive cycles it switches its magnetic polarity back to the original one.
The Earth's axis is entrained with these galactic magnetic field reversals. This is the true origin of the 25,772-year precessional cycle, and the 12,000-year Heinrich event cycle.
A galactic magnetic field reversal triggers a Solar mininova event, which in turn triggers an Earth magnetic field reversal. Already, in 2022, the Earth's magnetic field is decreasing fast in preparation for the next reversal. This has happened many times before, but not in our publicly-permitted establishment narratives.
When the strength of the Earth's magnetic field falls below a certain threshold, the elasticity and viscosity of the Earth's mantle abruptly changes to allow crustal displacements and a physical polar shift. The North Pole becomes the South Pole, so to speak. And vice versa.
Such a polar shift triggers a global tsunami wave which washes over the whole planetary surface and purifies it. Many 3D civilisations are completely eradicated; not just human ones. This, too, has happened many times before.
The global tsunami wave is a necessary part of the primary anomaly purification process, and only spiritually-positive individuals strongly connected with inner Light within Islands of Light will be able to survive it on the surface of the planet. There may be rare exceptions to this: an occasional prepper here or there, for example. Preppers have survived this sort of thing before.
The rest of the human population will be evacuated from the surface of the planet and will then be able to start a new cycle afresh, in full alignment with the Light.
Third, there is the completion of the solar magnetic cycle which lasts around 11 years. The next solar magnetic reversal is expected around 2025. The Sun is becoming active much faster than expected. By May 2022, the sunspot number had already exceeded the US NOAA prediction for the peak of the cycle in 2025.
Mainstream human scientists are beginning to realize that there is something unusual going on with the current solar cycle. Soon some of them will be able to connect the dots, triggering an élite information-control panic behind the scenes. A Carrington-type event is quite possible sometime in the next two years. More here (21.03.22).
Unknown, perhaps, to most of those mainstream human scientists, positive ET influencers, working from dimensions above 3D, have now completed the construction of two huge Dyson spheres, one around the Sun and one around the Earth. Those ET influencers include advanced humanoid races such as the Arcturians and the Pleiadians.
The Galactic Confederation fleet they form part of is now ready for the arrival of the anticipated Solar flash.
A word about astrology may be apposite here. Astrology is not a recreational fantasy for crazy people which sells newspapers.
Proper astrology tunes into the higher energetics of astronomical position changes and calculates the likely real-time outcomes. The positive and negative secret societies currently running our human civilisation take astrology very seriously indeed, and always have done. They are long-term planners.
As has been known by adept astrologers for many centuries, big changes are due in our now time. For example, late in the evening of Friday 21st December 2012, the cosmic energetics had changed to such an extent that advanced extraterrestrial protocols had to be changed as well.
In anticipation of this nodal 2012 cosmic moment, big conferences were held high up in the spiritual architecture. One result of the deliberations was that the largest fleet of specialist ET spaceships ever assembled in this universe was deployed in the Oort cloud out beyond our Solar System. The Hosts of Heaven, one might say, had come to town. And yes, the Lord of Hosts is involved. And no, this is nothing to do with the rogue faction's Project Blue Beam PsyOp. In comparison with the real end-time events, Blue Beam was a fake microbe's broken trainset.
Thousands of benevolent ET races from throughout the galaxy are represented in the real Galactic Confederation fleet. Most are still there, ready and waiting for the Earth evacuations. Others have moved closer and are positioned around the Jupiter corridor (a major interdimensional portal), on the Moon, and now, quite recently, in the sublunar space above the Earth's surface.
The biggest local deployment, however, seems to be the vast number of huge motherships needed to establish the two coordinated Dyson sphere energy management systems around the Sun and the Earth. These motherships are said to be arranged and held in a very precise geometrical array at a dimension above 3D.
With the end-time approaching, Earth's magnetic field is already 25% down in its strength. Strong solar flares are expected during the Solar maximum in the next few years. These could collapse the Earth's magnetic field to the degree necessary for the magnetic excursion, leading to a physical polar shift.
All three cycles, cosmic, galactic and solar, converge into the opening of the Ascension portal of 2025.
Ascension has nothing directly to do with religion, although some old human-invented religions talk about it and make truth-claims about it with varying degrees of clarity.
Ascension is a natural universe-wide process of spiritual growth and dimensional change. It applies across the piece whether or not the planets and star systems involved have or don't have what we physical humanoid Earthlings think of as religions, spiritualities or philosophies.
These days, most benevolent Western spiritualities on Earth have little to do with official organised religion. But all these new spiritualities have a profound respect for the Ascended Masters and prophets which the old religions claim to be the source of their founding scriptures and dogmas.
The New Spirituality, generally, simply understands those Ascended Masters and prophets in their cosmic and extraterrestrial contexts and often knows them by their spiritual or galactic names.
Each ensouled human being has a galactic name. Even the chap behind you in the fish shop has a galactic name. But that name isn't anything like Joe Gargery or Estella Havisham.
More background about the pole shift, global tsunami, ascension and the ET involvement in all this, plus links to further related information, can be found here (12.02.22), here (26.05.22), here (23.06.22) and here (10.07.22).
But taking all this on board, what will it actually feel like to live through the pole shift and the global tsunami? Billions of humans currently alive within the surface population on Planet Earth may shortly find out.
Helpfully, on Monday 27th June 2022, Anna Von Reitz explained the expected experience. She entitled her article: The Good News and the Bad News. Her full text follows here:
The good news is that you are immortal and always have been. The bad news is that we are all going to die.
If you have been watching and listening and learning from all the information being pumped out about "the Shift" - the collapse of the electromagnetic field and pole reversal - you will eventually pick up on what isn't being said in so many words: physically, we are all going to die, because we can't exist without the EM grid.
The body you will inherit upon arrival in the next time-space is similar to your body now, except that it will be of different materials, lighter and stronger, not carbon based, and it will have many abilities that you don't have now. The new body doesn't constantly degrade like the carbon-based model, so illness and infirmity will pass away.
Your consciousness will be preserved. Those of us who have lived in love all our lives will be able to perceive our bodies throughout this transition, as our bodies will glow in a way similar to phosphorescence, even in the midst of the swirling darkness. Otherwise, it will feel like you are in an undefined space filled with the blackest imaginable smoke - albeit, smoke without odor.
This is a temporary condition and you might as well just settle in and enjoy the ride. Except for your own dimly phosphorescent shape, and maybe that of whoever happens to be very close to you when all this happens, you won't be able to see anything. So, you might as well relax and sleep through this.
No need for terror. Just be forewarned that this is what happens, when and If a shift in time and space occurs. It won't hurt. You won't be in any danger. It will just seem very odd. As long as you are expecting it and know that it is temporary, it is no big cause for concern.
Upon arrival, you will wake up in a new world. Everything will be weirdly the same, yet different. For example, the grass isn't blade-like, it's more like a tiny fern - and instead of being bright green, it's a pale green.
The oxygen content is high and every breath you take revitalizes you, but don't just jump up and start flailing around, because gravity isn't the same, either. Get too jumpy and you will find yourself 10,000 feet in the air, looking down on your new home.
Those others who have journeyed with you will be waking up, too, and you will soon reconnect with your family and friends and be greeted by Healers who will begin teaching you about the trauma you've endured and the new world you have been given. In this process you will relive - in retrospect - your life on Earth from an entirely new perspective.
When you are done with the healing process and are used to your new body there will be other choices to make. For you, the trials and tribulations of an Earth-bound life are over. You are set free to create your own reality. This is where having a firm fix on your Happy Place comes in handy.
Wherever your heart wants to go, you can now go there. Whoever you want to be there with you, will be there with you. It is given to you to be able to create your own vision of bliss. Your own private heaven. That's why I encourage you to think about your Happy Place - that perfect environment where you feel at home and happy. Imagine it in detail.
Thinking about your Happy Place not only comforts you now and lightens your load, but when the opportunity to create your perfect world comes, you won't be left flat-footed without a thought in your head. You will already have the blueprint for it.
As for "dying" my dears, we have lived and died and lived and died, so long and so often, that it is entirely familiar. It's nothing to fear or regret. Like walking from one room to another, or waking up after a dream, our bodies simply fall away like the dry husks of a butterfly's chrysalis.
My point is that dying is entirely natural, so natural in fact, that you will recognize it as it is happening, and you won't be afraid.
It isn't given to me to know how many will be resettled here, but some will remain for whatever reasons. The planet is not "doomed" but it is due for an overhaul, so there will be plenty of work to do and lots of beautiful things happening as the planet is revitalized and reborn.
I can't help but feel that my role as a Guardian here is nearing an end; I have been faithfully on post for many, many lifetimes, and I am looking forward to new horizons for me and my Soul Family. Like an old soldier going home at last, it's a bittersweet feeling. I will miss the constant challenges of Earth, the eternal answering of questions, and the small, homely comforts that sustain us all.
Have faith that there is a reason for your existence. Have faith that life is not a waste, but is instead, a most glorious gift. Keep faith with your dreams. They are the blueprints for the worlds you will build. And know that just as a caterpillar is destined to become a butterfly, there is a most surprising - and wonderful - destiny for you.
And in the end, there will be nothing to regret.
The text sources of Anna Von Reitz's article are here (27.06.22) and here (27.06.22).
Picture: Deep water overhead.
Picture: High tide?
Picture: Document disclosures - Latvia's Nazi collaborators during WW2.
Russian Federal Security Service declassifies and publishes documents on Latvian Nazi collaborators during Germany's Third Reich
● The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) has declassified and published on its website the interrogation records of Latvian Nazi collaborators during the Second World War.
● These revelations come to light as the actions of the neo-Nazi Banderites in Ukraine are being under-reported or glossed over by the Western mass media.
● The newly-released documents reveal that, contrary to what is generally understood today, in Latvia the mass murder of Jews and Roma by the Nazi regime began in July 1941, well ahead of the Wannsee conference of 20th January 1942.
● The documents also indicate that the massacres of Jews and political opponents reached far greater proportions than is generally acknowledged. The Nazi leaders themselves were shocked by the cruelty of their Latvian volunteer collaborators.
● In December 1941, the 30,000 Jews in the Riga ghetto were all exterminated. The Latvian Sonderkommando Arājs unit guarding the Salaspils concentration camp executed 30,000 prisoners.
● It set up a “blood factory” in which prisoners, mainly children, were bled every two days until they died from exhaustion.
● 46,000 civilians, including 12,000 Jews, were brought to Latvia from Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia to be killed in the Biķernieki Forest.
● 105,000 people out of 120,000 were murdered by Latvians in the Minsk ghetto (now Belarus).
● The Russian Red Army discovered mass graves in Latvia containing more than 300,000 bodies.
● The current Latvian parliament (Saeimā) has just passed a new law ordering the dismantling of all monuments honoring the Russian Red Army no later than 15th November 2022.
● The current Latvian government continues to pay tribute to Nazi collaborators in Latvia and Ukraine.
English language source here (22.06.22). Original Russian language source here. ..............................................................................................................................................
Picture: We have always known about them.
Larger image here. Video picture sequence here. And we have a separate blog page on the alien/ET issue here. ..............................................................................................................................................
Picture: UFO sighted over Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). Monday 21st March 2022.
Picture: Russia, Ukraine, US and EU. Monday 20th June 2022.
Picture: 25th SPIEF - Friday 17th June 2022.
On Friday 17th June 2022, speaking at the plenary session of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, delivered a wide-ranging speech of major geopolitical significance. His comments included the following:
● Fundamental business notions such as business reputation, the inviolability of property and trust in global currencies have been seriously damaged. Regrettably, they have been undermined by our Western partners, who have done this deliberately, for the sake of their own ambitions and in order to preserve obsolete geopolitical illusions.
● The era of a unipolar world order has come to an end. This era has ended despite attempts to maintain and preserve it at all costs. Change is a natural process of history, as it is difficult to reconcile the diversity of civilisations and the richness of cultures on the planet with political, economic or other stereotypes - these do not work here, they are imposed by one centre in a rough and no-compromise manner.
● After declaring victory in the Cold War, the United States proclaimed itself to be God’s messenger on Earth, without any obligations and only interests which were declared sacred.
● The ruling elite of some Western states seem to be harbouring illusions. They refuse to notice obvious things, stubbornly clinging to the shadows of the past. For example, they seem to believe that the dominance of the West in global politics and the economy is an unchanging, eternal value. Nothing lasts forever.
● (This ruling elite) crudely and shamelessly impose their ethics, their views on culture and ideas about history, sometimes questioning the sovereignty and integrity of states, and threatening their very existence. Suffice it to recall what happened in Yugoslavia, Syria, Libya and Iraq.
● (re Western sactions against Russia) The economic blitzkrieg against Russia was doomed to fail from the beginning. Sanctions as a weapon have proved in recent years to be a double-edged sword damaging their advocates and architects just as much, if not more. European politicians have already dealt their economies a serious blow all by themselves. We see social and economic problems worsening in Europe, and in the US as well. Food, electricity and fuel prices rising, with quality of life in Europe falling and companies losing their market edge. The EU’s direct, calculable losses from the sanctions fever could exceed $400 billion this year. This is the price of decisions that are far removed from reality and contradict common sense.
● Such a disconnect from reality and the demands of society will inevitably lead to a surge in populism and extremist and radical movements, major socioeconomic changes, degradation and a change of elites in the short term. The attempts to keep up appearances and the talk about allegedly acceptable costs in the name of pseudo-unity cannot hide the main thing: the European Union has lost its political sovereignty, and its bureaucratic elites are dancing to someone else’s tune, doing everything they are told from on high and hurting their own people, economies, and businesses.
● For a long time, the United States was a big food supplier in the world market. It was proud, and with good reason, of its achievements, its agriculture and farming traditions. But today, America’s role has changed drastically. It has turned from a net exporter of food into a net importer. Loosely speaking, it is printing money and pulling commodity flows its way, buying food products all over the world.
● Many developing nations are asking a good question: why exchange goods for dollars and euros that are losing value right before our eyes? The conclusion suggests itself: the economy of mythical entities is inevitably being replaced by the economy of real values and assets.
● According to the IMF, global currency reserves are at $7.1 trillion and 2.5 trillion euros now. These reserves are devalued at an annual rate of about 8 percent. Moreover, they can be confiscated or stolen any time if the United States dislikes something in the policy of the states involved. I think this has become a very real threat for many countries that keep their gold and foreign exchange reserves in these currencies.
● A conversion of global reserves will begin. They will be converted from weakening currencies into real resources like food, energy commodities and other raw materials.
● Not only did the West’s miscalculations affect the net cost of goods and services but they also resulted in decreased fertiliser production, mainly nitrogen fertilisers made from natural gas. Overall, global fertiliser prices have jumped by over 70 percent from mid-2021 through February 2022. There are currently no conditions that can overcome these pricing trends.
● The current priority of the international community is to increase food deliveries to the global market notably, to satisfy the requirements of the countries that need food most of all. While ensuring its domestic food security and supplying the domestic market, Russia is also able to scale up its food and fertiliser exports. For example, our grain exports in the next season can be increased to 50 million tonnes. As a priority, we will supply the countries that need food most of all, where the number of starving people could increase, first of all, African countries and the Middle East.
● As for Ukrainian food supplies to global markets - I have to mention this because of numerous speculations - we are not hindering them. They can do it. We did not mine the Black Sea ports of Ukraine. They can clear the mines and resume food exports. We will ensure the safe navigation of civilian vessels. No problem.
● Anyway, Ukrainian grain can be exported, and not only via Black Sea ports. Another route is via Belarus, which is, incidentally, the cheapest way. Or via Poland or Romania, whichever you prefer. In fact, there are five or six export routes.
● The world is going through an era of drastic change. International institutions are breaking down and faltering. Security guarantees are being devalued. The West has made a point of refusing to honour its earlier commitments. It has simply been impossible to reach any new agreements with them. Given these circumstances and against the backdrop of mounting risks and threats, Russia was forced to go ahead with the special military operation. It was a difficult but necessary decision, and we were forced to make it.
● This was the decision of a sovereign country, which has the unconditional right to uphold its security, which is based on the UN Charter. This decision was aimed at protecting our people and the residents of the people's republics of Donbass who for eight long years were subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime and the neo-Nazis who enjoyed the full protection of the West.
● The West not only sought to implement an “anti-Russia” scenario, but also engaged in the active military development of Ukrainian territory, flooding Ukraine with weapons and military advisers. And it continues to do so now. Frankly, no one is paying any attention to the economy or well-being of the people living there, they just do not care about it at all, but they have never spared money to create a NATO foothold in the east that is directed against Russia and to cultivate aggression, hatred and Russophobia.
● Today, our soldiers and officers, as well as the Donbass militia, are fighting to protect their people. They are fighting for Russia's future as a large, free and secure multi-ethnic country that makes its own decisions, determines its own future, relies on its history, culture and traditions, and rejects any and all outside attempts to impose pseudo-values steeped in dehumanisation and moral degradation. No doubt, our special military operation goals will be fulfilled.
The full text of Vladimir Putin's speech is here (17.06.22). And more Ukraine situation details are being compiled on a separate blog page here.
PIcture: Major global collapse imminent?
Picture: Apocalypse next ?
Picture: Keep calm - there's a paradigm shift.
Picture: Nexus Newsfeed is here.
Picture: Rose Rambles is here.
Picture: Canada, US, UK and Russia. 2022.
Picture: The US and Ukraine. 2014 - 2022.
Picture: The US and Ukraine - 2014
Picture: The US and Ukraine - 2016.
Picture: Glenn Greenwald on Ukraine. Friday 20th May 2022.
Picture: Mariupol (Ukraine). Saturday 21st May 2022. (2)
More Ukraine details are being compiled on a separate blog page here.
Picture: Many things are the other way round.
Picture: Silver, Gold and XRP prospects. Thursday 5th May 2022.
Picture: Notice & Information for the Bank of England & JPMorgan Chase. 3rd May 2022.
Picture: JP Morgan Bank 1934-2022. USA.
Picture: This economy is screwed. Look at this. Thursday 28th April 2022.
Picture: Very similar patterns are playing out here. Thursday 28th April 2022.
Picture: EU to Bitcoin CEO - Please shift to proof of stake.
Picture : Even the gold bugs are bearish as never before.
Picture: Gold and Bitcoin charts. Monday 18th April 2022.
Picture: Ruble continuing to gain strength against US dollar. Friday 29th April 2022.
Picture: Ten European gas buyers open Gazprom rubles accounts (27th April 2022).
Picture: #USDRUB. Saturday 9th April 2022.
Picture: Gold-backed Russian ruble. Big Banking game-change. Dominoes to fall.
Big Banking game-change. Paradigm shift for global economy becomes visible. Russia moves towards return to gold standard. Dominoes to fall. Moscow to sell all its commodities, including oil and gas, in asset-backed Rubles or gold and nothing else. US Dollars and Euros won't buy anything from Russia ever again. From now on West must pay Russia with gold or sound money, not unbacked toilet-paper casino currencies.
On Saturday 2nd April 2022, Ronan Manly, a precious metals analyst at BullionStar Singapore, gave an interview to RT here.
Q: Why is setting a fixed price for gold in rubles significant?
RM: By offering to buy gold from Russian banks at a fixed price of 5,000 rubles per gram, the Bank of Russia has linked the ruble to gold. Since gold trades in US dollars, this move sets a floor price for the ruble in terms of the US dollar.
We have seen this linkage in action since Friday 25th March 2022, when the Bank of Russia made the fixed price announcement.
The ruble was trading at around 100 to the US dollar at that time. But since then it has strengthened and is now nearing 80 to the US dollar. Why? Because gold has been trading on international markets at about US$62 per gram which is equivalent to (5,000 / 62) = about 80.5, and markets and arbitrage traders have taken note, driving the RUB/USD exchange rate higher.
The result is that the ruble now has a floor to the US dollar, in terms of gold.
But gold also has a floor, so to speak, because 5,000 rubles per gram is 155,500 rubles per troy ounce of gold, and with a RUB/USD floor of about 80, that’s a gold price of around $1,940.
If the Western paper gold markets of LBMA/COMEX try to drive the US dollar gold price lower, they will have to try to weaken the ruble as well or else the paper manipulations will be out in the open.
Also, with the new gold to ruble linkage, if the ruble continues to strengthen - for example due to demand created by obligatory energy payments in rubles - this will also be reflected in a stronger gold price.
Q: What does all this mean for oil?
RM: Russia is the world’s largest natural gas exporter and the world’s third largest oil exporter. What we are seeing right now is that Putin is demanding that foreign buyers (importers of Russian gas) must pay for their Russian natural gas using rubles.
This immediately links the price of natural gas to rubles and, because of the fixed link to gold, to the gold price. So Russian natural gas is now linked via the ruble to gold.
The same can now be done with Russian oil. If Russia begins to demand payment for oil exports with rubles, there will be an immediate indirect peg to gold (via the fixed price ruble-gold connection). Russia could then begin accepting gold directly in payment for its oil exports. In fact, this payment method can be applied to any commodities, not just oil and natural gas.
Q: What does this mean for the price of gold?
RM: By playing both sides of the equation, i.e. by linking the ruble to gold and then linking energy payments to the ruble, the Bank of Russia and the Kremlin are fundamentally altering the entire working assumptions of the global trade system while accelerating change in the global monetary system.
The consequent wall of buyers in search of physical gold to pay for real commodities could certainly torpedo and blow up the paper gold markets of the LBMA and COMEX.
The fixed peg between the ruble and gold puts a floor on the RUB/USD rate but also a quasi-floor on the US dollar gold price. But beyond this, the linking of gold to energy payments is the main event.
While increased demand for rubles should continue to strengthen the RUB/USD rate and show up as a higher gold price, due to the fixed ruble-gold linkage, if Russia begins to accept gold directly as a payment for oil, then this would be a new paradigm shift for the gold price as it would link the oil price directly to the gold price.
For example, Russia could start by specifying that it will now accept 1 gram of gold per barrel of oil. It doesn’t have to be 1 gram, but it would have to be a discounted offer to the current crude benchmark price to promote take-up, e.g. 1.2 grams per barrel.
Buyers would then scramble to buy physical gold to pay for Russian oil exports, which in turn would create huge strains in the paper gold markets in London and New York where the entire ‘gold price’ discovery process is based on synthetic and fractionally-backed cash-settled unallocated 'gold' and 'gold price derivatives'.
Q: What does all this mean for the ruble?
RM: Linking the ruble to gold via the Bank of Russia’s fixed price has now put a floor under the RUB/USD rate, and thereby stabilised and strengthened the ruble. Demanding that natural gas exports are paid for in rubles, and possibly oil and other commodities down the line, will again act as stabilisation and support.
If a majority of the international trading system begins accepting these rubles for commodity payments arrangements, this could propel the Russian ruble into becoming a major global currency. At the same time, any move by Russia to accept direct gold for oil payments will cause more international gold to flow into Russian reserves, which would also strengthen the balance sheet of the Bank of Russia and in turn strengthen the ruble.
Talk of a formal gold standard for the ruble might be premature, but a gold-backed ruble must be something the Bank of Russia has considered.
Q: What will all this mean for other currencies?
RM: The global monetary landscape is changing rapidly and central banks around the world are obviously taking note.
Western sanctions such as the freezing of the majority of Russia’s foreign exchange reserves while trying to sanction Russian gold have now made it obvious that property rights on FX reserves held abroad may not be respected and, likewise, that foreign central bank gold held in vault locations such as at the Bank of England and the New York Fed, is not beyond confiscation.
Other non-Western governments and central banks will therefore be taking a keen interest in Russia linking the ruble to gold and linking commodity export payments to the ruble. In other words, if Russia begins to accept payment for oil in gold, then other countries may feel the need to follow suit.
Look at who, apart from the US, are the world’s largest oil and natural gas producers: Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar. Obviously, all of the BRICS countries and Eurasian countries are also following all of this very closely. If the demise of the US dollar is nearing, all of these countries will want their currencies to be beneficiaries of a new multi-lateral monetary order.
Q: What does this mean for the US dollar?
RM: Since 1971, the global reserve status of the US dollar has been underpinned by oil, and the petrodollar era has only been possible due to both the world’s continued use of US dollars to trade oil and the USA’s ability to prevent any competitor to the US dollar.
What we are seeing right now looks like the beginning of the end of that 50-year system and the birth of a new gold and commodity backed multi-lateral monetary system.
The freezing of Russia’s foreign exchange reserves has been the trigger. The giant commodity-strong countries of the world such as China and the oil exporting nations may now feel that the time is right to move over to a new more equitable monetary system. This is not a surprise; they have been discussing it for years.
While it’s still too early to say how the US dollar will be affected, it will come out of this period weaker and less influential than before.
Q: What are the ramifications?
RM: The Bank of Russia’s move to link the ruble to gold, and link commodity payments to the ruble, is a paradigm shift that the Western media has not really yet grasped.
As the dominos fall, these events could reverberate in different ways:
● Increased demand for physical gold
● Blowups in the paper gold markets
● A revalued gold price
● A shift away from the US dollar
● Increased bilateral trade in commodities among non-Western counties in currencies other than the US dollar
Original source article text here (02.04.22). More geopolitical and geofinancial context here (14.04.22), here (06.04.22), here (05.04.22), here (04.04.22), here (04.04.22), here (30.03.22) and here (30.03.22). Also keep an eye on ► #RUBUSD #USDRUB #XAUUSD $PHYS $GOLD $GDX and this live chart here.
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On Saturday 12th March 2022, one of the most important legal letters ever written in global banking and finance was sent by the Fiduciary for The United States of America to JPMorgan Chase Banks in New York
The full text of that letter follows here:
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Letter to JP Morgan Chase
By Anna Von Reitz
March 12, 2022
Chairman William B. Harrison, Jr.
CEO Jamie Dimon
JPMorgan Chase Banks
270 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10017
I am the lawful Fiduciary for The United States of America --- Unincorporated, and have recently inherited similar duties worldwide.
All British Crown copyright claims and similar attachments have been overturned and the Crown is under prosecution and investigation for crimes of unlawful conversion, personage and breach of trust against the American people and other nations worldwide.
My standing is already established, recorded, accepted, and absolute in all jurisdictions of the law.
I have the signature and donor authority over the 1,181,336,675 metric tons of gold administered for The United States of America under Certificate of Entitlement by the Central Bank of the Philippines-- which was delivered to Chase Manhattan Banks.
We have the appropriate Federal District Court Orders.
Ferdinand Marcos was our Trustee in this matter; Ferdinand Marcos had no individual right to or interest in our assets, and he could certainly not convey a right that he himself did not possess to his relatives, including Tiburcio V. Marcos.
As the Donors, we have the controlling interest in these and all other physical assets held in trust, and as the Public Government, we are the lawful owners and protectors of all American assets in international and global jurisdiction.
Some people have advanced the idea that when the Federal Republic ceased to function in 1861, it's powers devolved upon the British Territorial United States or reverted to the Municipal United States Government, or some combination thereof.
In fact, all powers vouchsafed to the Federal Republic returned by Operation of Law to the Delegator of those Powers --- our unincorporated Federation of States, doing business as The United States of America since 1776.
It is our role and responsibility to clean up this mess, take control of the assets, define the monetary standards, and issue both coin and credit.
You presumably realize this, having a long history of involvement in the Civil War and its aftermath, including the issuance of "Greenbacks" and all the way to the present day credit crisis. You know, or have cause to know, that none of the Congresses that have convened ever since the fall of the Federal Republic actually had the power to issue coinage or credit, and merely claimed to "represent" us. It's time to correct all that and get this show on the road.
I have all the original American-side records, receipts and manifests, so there is no point in arguing or fighting. This is simply a correction that has to be made, and it is best made in public and with full cooperation on all sides.
It is my understanding that you have, as of 2017, acquired the trademarks and names of the FEDERAL RESERVE and the FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD OF GOVERNORS respectively, and have been instrumental in the settlement of the bankruptcy of the Federal Reserve System.
Thus your cooperation in reassigning and using the American gold and silver assets and in negotiating the role of the FEDERAL RESERVE and status of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is both requested and required.
As the responsible Fiduciary, I don't wish to cause undue disruption; I am not interested in any court battles --- those are already won; I wish for a prompt and amiable resolution of all differences between the banks and the actual asset owners, and I call upon you to work with me to help prevent an unnecessary worldwide economic collapse.
Your prompt response is appreciated and highly desirable under the current circumstance.
I can be reached at (907) 250-5087 or via email at email@example.com.
Time is of the essence. Notice to Agents is Notice to Principals, Notice to Principals is Notice to Agents.
By: Anna Maria Riezinger, Fiduciary, The United States of America
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On Tuesday 1st February 2022, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, went to Russia to meet with his old friend, Vladimir Putin, in the Kremlin.
During their talks and the subsequent media briefing it emerged that Hungary was now buying Russian gas at a rate five times cheaper than the market price in Europe.
Putin explained that the long-term agreements which made this possible were signed in 2021 and run through to the year 2036.
The Russian president also said that it is important that Russian gas is distributed further into Western Europe through Hungarian territory.
Hungary has invariably confirmed its reputation as a reliable partner in the transit of Russian fuels, he commented. Russia was willing to build up mutually advantageous cooperation in this area. Natural gas, it was argued, is the cleanest and most eco-friendly fuel available to both nations at this time as they gradually transition to a green economy.
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Picture: Alberto Fernandez (Argentina) and Vladimir Putin (Russia).
Two days later, on Thursday 3rd February 2022, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, held talks with the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, in the Kremlin, Moscow.
The two leaders discussed the current status and development prospects of the comprehensive Russian-Argentine strategic partnership. This bilateral cooperation now includes political, trade, economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
In addition, the presidents surveyed the two nations' interaction on the Covid-19 response effort, and other live topics concerning international and regional issues.
The following English-language text has been released by the Kremlin:
Putin: Mr President, it is a pleasure to see you. We have been planning this in-person meeting for a long time. Unfortunately, it was not possible for it to go ahead because of the epidemiological situation. To the best of my knowledge, we met in January 2020 at events in Israel commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. Nevertheless, contacts have continued unabated all this time.
Of course, we are grateful to you because Argentina was the first country in the Western Hemisphere to register the Sputnik V vaccine. The first contract has now been virtually fulfilled: almost 15 million of the 20 million doses have been delivered to Argentina.
This vaccine is already being manufactured at factories in Argentina, and over six million doses have already been produced. The registration of the Sputnik M vaccine for young people aged 12–17 is now being discussed. And I would like to congratulate you on such a large-scale vaccination effort. Almost 78 percent of your population have been inoculated, and this is a very good outcome.
Of course, we still have a lot to accomplish in order to advance our trade and economic cooperation, which increased by 50 percent in 2021. This is a very serious, impressive result, and the pace is satisfactory.
We have many positive areas of cooperation; our colleagues are working at healthcare ministries, foreign ministries, and other agencies, too.
Your brief stay in Russia is also linked with this situation. But I hope that we will be able to continue these personal contacts in Argentina and here in Russia. We are going to Beijing together, for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games. But, as I see it, we will find it more convenient to talk here, in a calm and relaxed atmosphere, and to discuss all our bilateral issues and the situation on the international scene, too.
I am happy to see you. Welcome to Russia.
Fernandez: Mr President, first, this is a great honour for me, thank you for the invitation, I was eager to see you. It is a great pleasure for me to meet with you in Moscow where we can talk in a calm atmosphere and discuss how we should promote cooperation between Argentina and Russia in all areas.
People in Argentina appreciate Russia a lot, and notably, your assistance with the vaccines that you sent us. This was very important to us in countering the pandemic. Indeed, you provided us with significant support at that time and we are very grateful to you because we did not have enough vaccines then. Thanks to you, we did a good job and the results of our efforts were excellent.
I had two doses myself and then I waited a bit before getting a third dose of Sputnik.
Putin: Me too.
Fernandez: Indeed, we are deeply grateful for this assistance because the rest of the world did not help us with vaccines. This is very important and highly valued. I think we can deepen and expand this substantial groundwork because there are many areas in which we can cooperate very well.
I believe that Argentina could become Russia’s gateway to Latin America to a certain extent. We could be a venue for the development of your cooperation with Latin American nations. The vaccine example is indicative because we became a stepping stone in the supply of the Russian vaccine to Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay, and this is very important. I think this is a great opportunity for developing our cooperation, and Argentine society is willing to do this, relying, of course, on your support.
Argentina is now facing a difficult situation because we have serious external debt and challenging economic issues. Since the 1990s, Argentina has been strongly oriented towards the United States. Argentina and its economy are largely dependent on the US and our relations with it. In fact, our debt to the IMF also emerged because of this relationship.
At first, when our party was in power from 2003 to 2015, we tried hard to get rid of this dependence on the US. We achieved a lot towards this end. You will remember, at that time we signed a strategic agreement with Russia, thereby upgrading our bilateral ties.
A different party came to power in Argentina in 2015. It resumed these relations with the US, and this largely explains our external debt. I am consistently working to rid Argentina of this dependence on the IMF and the US. I want Argentina to open up new opportunities. Cooperation with Russia is vital for us. I would like to assure you, and I hope that you will accept my assurances that we do want to develop cooperation with Russia.
Text source here (03.02.22).
On the same day, after their talks, Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Alberto Fernandez (Argentina) made statements to the press in the Kremlin, Moscow:
Putin: Mr President, colleagues, it is a pleasure to receive President Fernandez of the Argentine Republic in the Kremlin. This is his first visit to Russia.
During our businesslike and constructive talks, the President and I reviewed in detail the full range of bilateral relations. We discussed in practical terms potential areas for further developing the comprehensive strategic partnership of our countries. We also exchanged views on some current international and regional issues.
I would like to note that Argentina is one of Russia’s key partners in Latin America. For over 150 years, our countries have been united by kind, friendly relations that are based on equality, respect, and regard for each other’s interests. We are doing all we can to promote our close, mutually beneficial cooperation and look for new areas of interaction. As today’s meeting showed, the President shares this approach.
I would like to emphasise that Russia and Argentina maintain productive cooperation in combatting the spread of the coronavirus. Argentina was the first country in the Western Hemisphere to register the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. Russia has supplied Argentina with almost 15 million vaccine doses. In addition, an Argentine pharmaceutical company has produced over six million doses in Buenos Aires province where local production of the Russian vaccine is based.
We are pleased to note that despite the difficult situation caused by the pandemic, Russia and Argentina are developing economic ties. Bilateral trade increased by 50 percent during the past year.
There are good opportunities for stepping up bilateral investment cooperation. Russian and Argentine businesses are interested in working with each other.
Last December, a big Russian business mission visited Argentina. They held talks with a broad range of Argentine partners and the President personally welcomed our entrepreneurs in Buenos Aires, for which we are grateful to him.
The relevant intergovernmental commission has to step up its efforts to promote and diversify bilateral economic cooperation. The Russian-Argentine and Argentine-Russian business councils also have a big role to play in developing business ties. These two councils discussed promising ideas for cooperation at their regular videoconference the other day.
I would like to mention the participation of the Russian company Transmashholding in upgrading railways in Argentina as an example of successful bilateral cooperation. Recently, this Russian company won a big tender for the supply of electric trains. Importantly, local production in Argentina will amount to up to 25 percent of the total. In addition, Russian companies are ready to join the implementation of other projects in railway infrastructure, such as supplies of rolling stock and other equipment.
In turn, Rosatom is willing to offer Argentina assistance in further developing its power industry.
There exist good opportunities for promoting cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. They were created when the relevant intergovernmental protocol entered in force in December 2020.
We see considerable potential for expanding cooperation in geological prospecting, construction and maintenance of energy and oil-and-gas infrastructure, renewable energy, the chemical industry and machine building, to name a few.
We are enhancing interbank cooperation. In 2020, the central banks of Russia and Argentina signed a memorandum on cooperation. Commercial banks are upgrading their contacts.
Bilateral cultural and humanitarian ties are making good progress. The Cinema Online project was launched virtually by the Russian House [Russian Science and Culture Centre] in Buenos Aires in 2021. It hosts weekly screenings of the best Soviet and Russian films. The Russia Today media holding is successfully operating in Argentina.
And, of course, I would like to say special thanks to the President for his support of Moscow’s bid for the EXPO-2030 World Fair.
The exchange of views on global and regional problems showed that Russia and Argentina hold similar or identical positions on many issues. Our countries firmly uphold the principles of the supremacy of international law, sovereignty, independence, and non-interference in the domestic affairs of foreign states. We agreed to continue coordinating our efforts on key multilateral issues at international venues, including the UN.
We are ready to step up efforts to expand ties between integration associations, above all, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and to cooperate more closely within the G20.
In closing, I would like to thank Mr Fernandez for the focused, candid and substantive dialogue. I am convinced that today’s exchange of views and talks will serve to further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between our countries.
Both Mr Fernandez and I will participate in the opening ceremony for the 24th Olympic Winter Games in Beijing tomorrow. I would like to wish good luck and success to Russian and Argentine athletes.
Fernandez: Thank you very much, Mr President. It was a great honour for me to meet with you today.
We had a very candid and open conversation on matters that our countries are addressing as part of the bilateral agenda. Both countries support the logic of multilateral cooperation and a multipolar world.
Argentina owes a debt of gratitude to the Russian Federation, because Russia was the first country to make sure that Argentina received the coronavirus vaccine. This help made it possible for us to be the first to gain access to the Russian Sputnik vaccine, which helped us mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our people.
Based on this, we can expand our technology cooperation. Together, we can launch the production of not only vaccines, but other products as well. This could involve Russian investment in Argentina. We can ensure the exchange of technology, or the transfer of technology, so that Argentina can continue to industrialise its economy.
We spoke about things that President Putin addressed in depth. This, of course, concerns cooperation in railway infrastructure, trains, cooperation in the energy sector, gas production, and innovative technologies in the energy sector, such as solar and wind energy.
We spoke about the opportunities offered by Argentina and exchanged views on the circumstances in which the world and our region are now living. I asked President Putin to make full use of the comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that Argentina signed with Russia in 2015 and to deepen our cooperation so that it becomes an effective reality and Argentina and Russia can gradually expand ties.
I am leaving Moscow very happy today. I am grateful to President Putin for the hospitality. I wish I could stay several days more and continue this wonderful visit, but tomorrow I will see the President of Russia at the Winter Olympic Games.
Thank you again. I am absolutely sure that we are taking a very important step forward in deepening the fraternal ties between Argentina and Russia for the benefit of both countries. Thank you.
Text source here (03.02.22).
Picture: Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Xi Jinping (China) in Beijing (04.02.22).
The following day, Friday 4th February 2022, Vladimir Putin was in China for meetings with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. The two leaders met at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
The talks focused on the bilateral agenda and trade and economic cooperation. Xi mentioned the intention to increase bilateral trade to US$250 billion. Putin spoke about promoting the use of national currencies in mutual settlements, which the Chinese side supported.
They also discussed bilateral military-technical cooperation, mutual recognition of coronavirus vaccines and the opening of borders depending on the epidemiological situation.
During a working lunch, the two leaders also discussed the international situation and regional issues, in particular, the circumstances surrounding the security guarantees proposed by Russia. Xi Jinping thanked Vladimir Putin for his wholehearted support of the One China principle.
A joint Russia-China statement and a package of documents were adopted within the framework of the visit.
These papers included an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in anti-monopoly legislation and competitive policy and several other interdepartmental documents, such as the agreement on cooperation in ensuring compatibility and interoperability of GLONASS and BeiDou navigation satellite systems in terms of the system time scales.
In addition, there was a joint statement on the completion of a roadmap for high-quality development of Russian-Chinese trade in goods and services, and a plan of consultations between the foreign ministries of Russia and China in 2022.
Also the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding between the Russian Economic Development Ministry and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to promote investment cooperation in sustainable (green) development, and there was a joint statement between the relevant ministries on holding the Russian and Chinese years of cooperation in physical education and sports in 2022–2023.
The commercial contracts signed were related to the purchase and sale of natural gas via the Far Eastern route, and the purchase and sale of crude oil for delivery to oil refineries in Western China.
Other documents signed included a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of low carbon development between Rosneft and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), and an agreement on cooperation in the field of information development and digitalisation between Rosneft and Huawei Technologies for the period to 2027.
At the beginning of the Russian-Chinese talks, both leaders made public statements to the media:
Xi: We regard this as a very good sign in China: the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, the beginning of the Spring Festival (according to the Lunar calendar), and today’s meeting with you. We are confident that this personal meeting will add more energy and vigour to relations between our countries.
The coronavirus pandemic is spreading around the world extremely quickly. The world has entered a new phase of shocks and changes. Humankind is facing numerous challenges and crises. In this situation, our countries remain committed to their initial goal, working tirelessly to ensure the sustainable development of our relations and to protect their fundamental interests. Our political and strategic trust is growing stronger.
Our mutual trade exceeded US$140 billion last year, thereby reaching a new historic high. Our countries are actively contributing to the reform of the global governance system.
We are working together to promote a truly multilateral world order. Efforts to uphold the real democratic spirit are a reliable foundation for rallying the world towards overcoming crises and protecting equality.
We will keep moving towards this, and we will continue working together with you to map out plans for the further development of Chinese-Russian relations in a new historical period, trying to transform mutual trust between our countries into practical cooperation to the benefit of our peoples.
Putin: Mr President, my dear friend, first of all, I would like to thank you for inviting me to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. We know from our own experience that it takes hard work. I am sure that our Chinese friends have organised everything brilliantly, just as always when it comes to major events.
Attending the Olympics opening ceremonies has become a tradition. We attended the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics held in China, and you attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Just as agreed, we have now come to Beijing for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games.
I am confident that our athletes, both Chinese and Russian athletes, will perform befittingly. The whole world will be watching the sports developments.
Regarding our bilateral relations, they are, indeed, developing steadily in the spirit of friendship and strategic partnership. They have acquired a truly unprecedented nature and are an example of worthy relations that help both parties to develop and, at the same time, support each other in their development.
As you have already noted, our bilateral trade has reached US$140 billion. We are moving steadily towards our goal, namely, reaching US$200 billion in mutual trade. I am confident that we will certainly attain this level.
Unfortunately, it has been impossible to hold offline meetings over the past two years. Nevertheless, you and I have always been in touch, we have attended videoconferences and spoken with each other by telephone. But, most importantly, we supported the efforts of our teams in virtually all spheres. I am talking about foreign ministries and joint work at international venues. This concerns the most diverse economic aspects, including high-tech and the “green” agenda during the conversion to new power sources.
Nor do we forget about traditional areas. In the run-up to our current meeting, our oil workers have drafted good new solutions regarding hydrocarbon deliveries to the People’s Republic of China. We have made another step forwards in the gas sector. I am referring to the new contract to deliver ten billion cubic metres of gas from Russia’s Far East to China every year. I repeat, we are making headway in high-tech fields.
The agenda is quite packed. Of course, we are taking advantage of the Russian delegation’s current visit. Despite the pandemic-related restrictions, the Russian delegation looks quite large. We will work actively on all aspects. Although we know from our own experience how busy you and your colleagues will be during the Olympic Games opening ceremony, I hope that we will find a few minutes to discuss our bilateral relations.
Thank you very much.
Text source here (04.02.22).
The joint Russia-China statement cited above addressed geopolitical issues relating to the imminent new democratic era of reformed international relations, the move to non-bloc multipolar global governance, and new cooperative mechanisms for global sustainable development. The Kremlin's English language text of that statement is dated 4th February 2022. It reads as follows:
At the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin visited China on 4 February 2022. The Heads of State held talks in Beijing and took part in the opening ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games.
The Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, hereinafter referred to as the sides, state as follows:
Today, the world is going through momentous changes, and humanity is entering a new era of rapid development and profound transformation.
It sees the development of such processes and phenomena as multipolarity, economic globalization, the advent of information society, cultural diversity, transformation of the global governance architecture and world order; there is increasing interrelation and interdependence between the States; a trend has emerged towards redistribution of power in the world; and the international community is showing a growing demand for the leadership aiming at peaceful and gradual development.
At the same time, as the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection continues, the international and regional security situation is complicating and the number of global challenges and threats is growing from day to day.
Some actors representing but the minority on the international scale continue to advocate unilateral approaches to addressing international issues and resort to force; they interfere in the internal affairs of other states, infringing their legitimate rights and interests, and incite contradictions, differences and confrontation, thus hampering the development and progress of mankind, against the opposition from the international community.
The sides call on all States to pursue well-being for all and, with these ends, to build dialogue and mutual trust, strengthen mutual understanding, champion such universal human values as peace, development, equality, justice, democracy and freedom, respect the rights of peoples to independently determine the development paths of their countries and the sovereignty and the security and development interests of States, to protect the United Nations-driven international architecture and the international law-based world order, seek genuine multipolarity with the United Nations and its Security Council playing a central and coordinating role, promote more democratic international relations, and ensure peace, stability and sustainable development across the world.
The sides share the understanding that democracy is a universal human value, rather than a privilege of a limited number of States, and that its promotion and protection is a common responsibility of the entire world community.
The sides believe that democracy is a means of citizens' participation in the government of their country with the view to improving the well-being of population and implementing the principle of popular government.
Democracy is exercised in all spheres of public life as part of a nation-wide process and reflects the interests of all the people, its will, guarantees its rights, meets its needs and protects its interests.
There is no one-size-fits-all template to guide countries in establishing democracy. A nation can choose such forms and methods of implementing democracy that would best suit its particular state, based on its social and political system, its historical background, traditions and unique cultural characteristics. It is only up to the people of the country to decide whether their State is a democratic one.
The sides note that Russia and China as world powers with rich cultural and historical heritage have long-standing traditions of democracy, which rely on thousand-years of experience of development, broad popular support and consideration of the needs and interests of citizens.
Russia and China guarantee their people the right to take part through various means and in various forms in the administration of the State and public life in accordance with the law. The people of both countries are certain of the way they have chosen and respect the democratic systems and traditions of other States.
The sides note that democratic principles are implemented at the global level, as well as in administration of State. Certain States' attempts to impose their own ”democratic standards“ on other countries, to monopolize the right to assess the level of compliance with democratic criteria, to draw dividing lines based on the grounds of ideology, including by establishing exclusive blocs and alliances of convenience, prove to be nothing but flouting of democracy and go against the spirit and true values of democracy. Such attempts at hegemony pose serious threats to global and regional peace and stability and undermine the stability of the world order.
The sides believe that the advocacy of democracy and human rights must not be used to put pressure on other countries. They oppose the abuse of democratic values and interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states under the pretext of protecting democracy and human rights, and any attempts to incite divisions and confrontation in the world.
The sides call on the international community to respect cultural and civilizational diversity and the rights of peoples of different countries to self-determination. They stand ready to work together with all the interested partners to promote genuine democracy.
The sides note that the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights set noble goals in the area of universal human rights, set forth fundamental principles, which all the States must comply with and observe in deeds.
At the same time, as every nation has its own unique national features, history, culture, social system and level of social and economic development, universal nature of human rights should be seen through the prism of the real situation in every particular country, and human rights should be protected in accordance with the specific situation in each country and the needs of its population. Promotion and protection of human rights is a shared responsibility of the international community.
The states should equally prioritize all categories of human rights and promote them in a systemic manner. The international human rights cooperation should be carried out as a dialogue between the equals involving all countries. All States must have equal access to the right to development. Interaction and cooperation on human rights matters should be based on the principle of equality of all countries and mutual respect for the sake of strengthening the international human rights architecture.
The sides believe that peace, development and cooperation lie at the core of the modern international system. Development is a key driver in ensuring the prosperity of the nations. The ongoing pandemic of the new coronavirus infection poses a serious challenge to the fulfilment of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is vital to enhance partnership relations for the sake of global development and make sure that the new stage of global development is defined by balance, harmony and inclusiveness.
The sides are seeking to advance their work to link the development plans for the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative with a view to intensifying practical cooperation between the EAEU and China in various areas and promoting greater interconnectedness between the Asia Pacific and Eurasian regions. The sides reaffirm their focus on building the Greater Eurasian Partnership in parallel and in coordination with the Belt and Road construction to foster the development of regional associations as well as bilateral and multilateral integration processes for the benefit of the peoples on the Eurasian continent.
The sides agreed to continue consistently intensifying practical cooperation for the sustainable development of the Arctic.
The sides will strengthen cooperation within multilateral mechanisms, including the United Nations, and encourage the international community to prioritize development issues in the global macro-policy coordination. They call on the developed countries to implement in good faith their formal commitments on development assistance, provide more resources to developing countries, address the uneven development of States, work to offset such imbalances within States, and advance global and international development cooperation.
The Russian side confirms its readiness to continue working on the China-proposed Global Development Initiative, including participation in the activities of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative under the UN auspices.
In order to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the sides call on the international community to take practical steps in key areas of cooperation such as poverty reduction, food security, vaccines and epidemics control, financing for development, climate change, sustainable development, including green development, industrialization, digital economy, and infrastructure connectivity.
The sides call on the international community to create open, equal, fair and non-discriminatory conditions for scientific and technological development, to step up practical implementation of scientific and technological advances in order to identify new drivers of economic growth.
The sides call upon all countries to strengthen cooperation in sustainable transport, actively build contacts and share knowledge in the construction of transport facilities, including smart transport and sustainable transport, development and use of Arctic routes, as well as to develop other areas to support global post-epidemic recovery.
The sides are taking serious action and making an important contribution to the fight against climate change. Jointly celebrating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, they reaffirm their commitment to this Convention as well as to the goals, principles and provisions of the Paris Agreement, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.
The sides work together to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, remain committed to fulfilling the obligations they have undertaken and expect that developed countries will actually ensure the annual provision of $100 billion of climate finance to developing states. The sides oppose setting up new barriers in international trade under the pretext of fighting climate change.
The sides strongly support the development of international cooperation and exchanges in the field of biological diversity, actively participating in the relevant global governance process, and intend to jointly promote the harmonious development of humankind and nature as well as green transformation to ensure sustainable global development.
The Heads of State positively assess the effective interaction between Russia and China in the bilateral and multilateral formats focusing on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, protection of life and health of the population of the two countries and the peoples of the world.
They will further increase cooperation in the development and manufacture of vaccines against the new coronavirus infection, as well as medical drugs for its treatment, and enhance collaboration in public health and modern medicine. The sides plan to strengthen coordination on epidemiological measures to ensure strong protection of health, safety and order in contacts between citizens of the two countries.
The sides have commended the work of the competent authorities and regions of the two countries on implementing quarantine measures in the border areas and ensuring the stable operation of the border crossing points, and intend to consider establishing a joint mechanism for epidemic control and prevention in the border areas to jointly plan anti-epidemic measures to be taken at the border checkpoints, share information, build infrastructure and improve the efficiency of customs clearance of goods.
The sides emphasize that ascertaining the origin of the new coronavirus infection is a matter of science. Research on this topic must be based on global knowledge, and that requires cooperation among scientists from all over the world. The sides oppose politicization of this issue.
The Russian side welcomes the work carried out jointly by China and WHO to identify the source of the new coronavirus infection and supports the China – WHO joint report on the matter. The sides call on the global community to jointly promote a serious scientific approach to the study of the coronavirus origin.
The Russian side supports a successful hosting by the Chinese side of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2022.
The sides highly appreciate the level of bilateral cooperation in sports and the Olympic movement and express their readiness to contribute to its further progressive development.
The sides are gravely concerned about serious international security challenges and believe that the fates of all nations are interconnected. No State can or should ensure its own security separately from the security of the rest of the world and at the expense of the security of other States. The international community should actively engage in global governance to ensure universal, comprehensive, indivisible and lasting security.
The sides reaffirm their strong mutual support for the protection of their core interests, state sovereignty and territorial integrity, and oppose interference by external forces in their internal affairs.
The Russian side reaffirms its support for the One-China principle, confirms that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and opposes any forms of independence of Taiwan.
Russia and China stand against attempts by external forces to undermine security and stability in their common adjacent regions, intend to counter interference by outside forces in the internal affairs of sovereign countries under any pretext, oppose colour revolutions, and will increase cooperation in the aforementioned areas.
The sides condemn terrorism in all its manifestations, promote the idea of creating a single global anti-terrorism front, with the United Nations playing a central role, advocate stronger political coordination and constructive engagement in multilateral counterterrorism efforts.
The sides oppose politicization of the issues of combating terrorism and their use as instruments of policy of double standards, condemn the practice of interference in the internal affairs of other States for geopolitical purposes through the use of terrorist and extremist groups as well as under the guise of combating international terrorism and extremism.
The sides believe that certain States, military and political alliances and coalitions seek to obtain, directly or indirectly, unilateral military advantages to the detriment of the security of others, including by employing unfair competition practices, intensify geopolitical rivalry, fuel antagonism and confrontation, and seriously undermine the international security order and global strategic stability.
The sides oppose further enlargement of NATO and call on the North Atlantic Alliance to abandon its ideologized cold war approaches, to respect the sovereignty, security and interests of other countries, the diversity of their civilizational, cultural and historical backgrounds, and to exercise a fair and objective attitude towards the peaceful development of other States.
The sides stand against the formation of closed bloc structures and opposing camps in the Asia-Pacific region and remain highly vigilant about the negative impact of the United States' Indo-Pacific strategy on peace and stability in the region.
Russia and China have made consistent efforts to build an equitable, open and inclusive security system in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) that is not directed against third countries and that promotes peace, stability and prosperity.
The sides welcome the Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapons States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races and believe that all nuclear-weapons States should abandon the cold war mentality and zero-sum games, reduce the role of nuclear weapons in their national security policies, withdraw nuclear weapons deployed abroad, eliminate the unrestricted development of global anti-ballistic missile defense (ABM) system, and take effective steps to reduce the risks of nuclear wars and any armed conflicts between countries with military nuclear capabilities.
The sides reaffirm that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is the cornerstone of the international disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation system, an important part of the post-war international security system, and plays an indispensable role in world peace and development. The international community should promote the balanced implementation of the three pillars of the Treaty and work together to protect the credibility, effectiveness and the universal nature of the instrument.
The sides are seriously concerned about the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom (AUKUS), which provides for deeper cooperation between its members in areas involving strategic stability, in particular their decision to initiate cooperation in the field of nuclear-powered submarines.
Russia and China believe that such actions are contrary to the objectives of security and sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific region, increase the danger of an arms race in the region, and pose serious risks of nuclear proliferation. The sides strongly condemn such moves and call on AUKUS participants to fulfil their nuclear and missile non-proliferation commitments in good faith and to work together to safeguard peace, stability, and development in the region.
Japan's plans to release nuclear contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean and the potential environmental impact of such actions are of deep concern to the sides. The sides emphasize that the disposal of nuclear contaminated water should be handled with responsibility and carried out in a proper manner based on arrangements between the Japanese side and neighbouring States, other interested parties, and relevant international agencies while ensuring transparency, scientific reasoning, and in accordance with international law.
The sides believe that the U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, the acceleration of research and the development of intermediate-range and shorter-range ground-based missiles and the desire to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and European regions, as well as their transfer to the allies, entail an increase in tension and distrust, increase risks to international and regional security, lead to the weakening of international non-proliferation and arms control system, undermining global strategic stability.
The sides call on the United States to respond positively to the Russian initiative and abandon its plans to deploy intermediate-range and shorter-range ground-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. The sides will continue to maintain contacts and strengthen coordination on this issue.
The Chinese side is sympathetic to and supports the proposals put forward by the Russian Federation to create long-term legally binding security guarantees in Europe.
The sides note that the denunciation by the United States of a number of important international arms control agreements has an extremely negative impact on international and regional security and stability.
The sides express concern over the advancement of U.S. plans to develop global missile defence and deploy its elements in various regions of the world, combined with capacity building of high-precision non-nuclear weapons for disarming strikes and other strategic objectives.
The sides stress the importance of the peaceful uses of outer space, strongly support the central role of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in promoting international cooperation, maintaining and developing international space law and regulation in the field of space activities. Russia and China will continue to increase cooperation on such matters of mutual interest as the long-term sustainability of space activities and the development and use of space resources.
The sides oppose attempts by some States to turn outer space into an arena of armed confrontation and reiterate their intention to make all necessary efforts to prevent the weaponization of space and an arms race in outer space. They will counteract activities aimed at achieving military superiority in space and using it for combat operations.
The sides affirm the need for the early launch of negotiations to conclude a legally binding multilateral instrument based on the Russian-Chinese draft treaty on the prevention of placement of weapons in outer space and the use or threat of force against space objects that would provide fundamental and reliable guarantees against an arms race and the weaponization of outer space.
Russia and China emphasize that appropriate transparency and confidence-building measures, including an international initiative/political commitment not to be the first to place weapons in space, can also contribute to the goal of preventing an arms race in outer space, but such measures should complement and not substitute the effective legally binding regime governing space activities.
The sides reaffirm their belief that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) is an essential pillar of international peace and security. Russia and China underscore their determination to preserve the credibility and effectiveness of the Convention.
The sides affirm the need to fully respect and further strengthen the BWC, including by institutionalizing it, strengthening its mechanisms, and adopting a legally binding Protocol to the Convention with an effective verification mechanism, as well as through regular consultation and cooperation in addressing any issues related to the implementation of the Convention.
The sides emphasize that domestic and foreign bioweapons activities by the United States and its allies raise serious concerns and questions for the international community regarding their compliance with the BWC. The sides share the view that such activities pose a serious threat to the national security of the Russian Federation and China and are detrimental to the security of the respective regions.
The sides call on the U.S. and its allies to act in an open, transparent, and responsible manner by properly reporting on their military biological activities conducted overseas and on their national territory, and by supporting the resumption of negotiations on a legally binding BWC Protocol with an effective verification mechanism.
The sides, reaffirming their commitment to the goal of a world free of chemical weapons, call upon all parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to work together to uphold its credibility and effectiveness.
Russia and China are deeply concerned about the politicization of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and call on all of its members to strengthen solidarity and cooperation and protect the tradition of consensual decision-making.
Russia and China insist that the United States, as the sole State Party to the Convention that has not yet completed the process of eliminating chemical weapons, accelerate the elimination of its stockpiles of chemical weapons.
The sides emphasize the importance of balancing the non-proliferation obligations of states with the interests of legitimate international cooperation in the use of advanced technology and related materials and equipment for peaceful purposes. The sides note the resolution entitled ”Promoting international Cooperation on Peaceful Uses in the Context of International Security“ adopted at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on the initiative of China and co‑sponsored by Russia, and look forward to its consistent implementation in accordance with the goals set forth therein.
The sides attach great importance to the issues of governance in the field of artificial intelligence. The sides are ready to strengthen dialogue and contacts on artificial intelligence.
The sides reiterate their readiness to deepen cooperation in the field of international information security and to contribute to building an open, secure, sustainable and accessible ICT environment.
The sides emphasize that the principles of the non-use of force, respect for national sovereignty and fundamental human rights and freedoms, and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, as enshrined in the UN Charter, are applicable to the information space. Russia and China reaffirm the key role of the UN in responding to threats to international information security and express their support for the Organization in developing new norms of conduct of states in this area.
The sides welcome the implementation of the global negotiation process on international information security within a single mechanism and support in this context the work of the UN Open-ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) 2021–2025 (OEWG) and express their willingness to speak with one voice within it.
The sides consider it necessary to consolidate the efforts of the international community to develop new norms of responsible behaviour of States, including legal ones, as well as a universal international legal instrument regulating the activities of States in the field of ICT.
The sides believe that the Global Initiative on Data Security, proposed by the Chinese side and supported, in principle, by the Russian side, provides a basis for the Working Group to discuss and elaborate responses to data security threats and other threats to international information security.
The sides reiterate their support of United Nations General Assembly resolutions 74/247 and 75/282, support the work of the relevant Ad Hoc Committee of Governmental Experts, facilitate the negotiations within the United Nations for the elaboration of an international convention on countering the use of ICTs for criminal purposes.
The sides encourage constructive participation of all sides in the negotiations in order to agree as soon as possible on a credible, universal, and comprehensive convention and provide it to the United Nations General Assembly at its 78th session in strict compliance with resolution 75/282. For these purposes, Russia and China have presented a joint draft convention as a basis for negotiations.
The sides support the internationalization of Internet governance, advocate equal rights to its governance, believe that any attempts to limit their sovereign right to regulate national segments of the Internet and ensure their security are unacceptable, are interested in greater participation of the International Telecommunication Union in addressing these issues.
The sides intend to deepen bilateral cooperation in international information security on the basis of the relevant 2015 intergovernmental agreement. To this end, the sides have agreed to adopt in the near future a plan for cooperation between Russia and China in this area.
The sides underline that Russia and China, as world powers and permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, intend to firmly adhere to moral principles and accept their responsibility, strongly advocate the international system with the central coordinating role of the United Nations in international affairs, defend the world order based on international law, including the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, advance multipolarity and promote the democratization of international relations, together create an even more prospering, stable, and just world, jointly build international relations of a new type.
The Russian side notes the significance of the concept of constructing a "community of common destiny for mankind" proposed by the Chinese side to ensure greater solidarity of the international community and consolidation of efforts in responding to common challenges. The Chinese side notes the significance of the efforts taken by the Russian side to establish a just multipolar system of international relations.
The sides intend to strongly uphold the outcomes of the Second World War and the existing post-war world order, defend the authority of the United Nations and justice in international relations, resist attempts to deny, distort, and falsify the history of the Second World War.
In order to prevent the recurrence of the tragedy of the world war, the sides will strongly condemn actions aimed at denying the responsibility for atrocities of Nazi aggressors, militarist invaders, and their accomplices, besmirch and tarnish the honour of the victorious countries.
The sides call for the establishment of a new kind of relationships between world powers on the basis of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation.
They reaffirm that the new inter-State relations between Russia and China are superior to political and military alliances of the Cold War era. Friendship between the two States has no limits, there are no ”forbidden“ areas of cooperation, strengthening of bilateral strategic cooperation is neither aimed against third countries nor affected by the changing international environment and circumstantial changes in third countries.
The sides reiterate the need for consolidation, not division of the international community, the need for cooperation, not confrontation. The sides oppose the return of international relations to the state of confrontation between major powers, when the weak fall prey to the strong.
The sides intend to resist attempts to substitute universally recognized formats and mechanisms that are consistent with international law for rules elaborated in private by certain nations or blocs of nations, and are against addressing international problems indirectly and without consensus, oppose power politics, bullying, unilateral sanctions, and extraterritorial application of jurisdiction, as well as the abuse of export control policies, and support trade facilitation in line with the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The sides reaffirmed their intention to strengthen foreign policy coordination, pursue true multilateralism, strengthen cooperation on multilateral platforms, defend common interests, support the international and regional balance of power, and improve global governance.
The sides support and defend the multilateral trade system based on the central role of the World Trade Organization (WTO), take an active part in the WTO reform, opposing unilateral approaches and protectionism.
The sides are ready to strengthen dialogue between partners and coordinate positions on trade and economic issues of common concern, contribute to ensuring the sustainable and stable operation of global and regional value chains, promote a more open, inclusive, transparent, non-discriminatory system of international trade and economic rules.
The sides support the G20 format as an important forum for discussing international economic cooperation issues and anti-crisis response measures, jointly promote the invigorated spirit of solidarity and cooperation within the G20, support the leading role of the association in such areas as the international fight against epidemics, world economic recovery, inclusive sustainable development, improving the global economic governance system in a fair and rational manner to collectively address global challenges.
The sides support the deepened strategic partnership within BRICS, promote the expanded cooperation in three main areas: politics and security, economy and finance, and humanitarian exchanges.
In particular, Russia and China intend to encourage interaction in the fields of public health, digital economy, science, innovation and technology, including artificial intelligence technologies, as well as the increased coordination between BRICS countries on international platforms. The sides strive to further strengthen the BRICS Plus/Outreach format as an effective mechanism of dialogue with regional integration associations and organizations of developing countries and States with emerging markets.
The Russian side will fully support the Chinese side chairing the association in 2022, and assist in the fruitful holding of the XIV BRICS summit.
Russia and China aim to comprehensively strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and further enhance its role in shaping a polycentric world order based on the universally recognized principles of international law, multilateralism, equal, joint, indivisible, comprehensive and sustainable security.
They consider it important to consistently implement the agreements on improved mechanisms to counter challenges and threats to the security of SCO member states and, in the context of addressing this task, advocate expanded functionality of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure.
The sides will contribute to imparting a new quality and dynamics to the economic interaction between the SCO member States in the fields of trade, manufacturing, transport, energy, finance, investment, agriculture, customs, telecommunications, innovation and other areas of mutual interest, including through the use of advanced, resource-saving, energy efficient and ”green“ technologies.
The sides note the fruitful interaction within the SCO under the 2009 Agreement between the Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member States on cooperation in the field of international information security, as well as within the specialized Group of Experts. In this context, they welcome the adoption of the SCO Joint Action Plan on Ensuring International Information Security for 2022–2023 by the Council of Heads of State of SCO Member States on September 17, 2021 in Dushanbe.
Russia and China proceed from the ever-increasing importance of cultural and humanitarian cooperation for the progressive development of the SCO. In order to strengthen mutual understanding between the people of the SCO member States, they will continue to effectively foster interaction in such areas as cultural ties, education, science and technology, healthcare, environmental protection, tourism, people-to-people contacts, sports.
Russia and China will continue to work to strengthen the role of APEC as the leading platform for multilateral dialogue on economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The sides intend to step up coordinated action to successfully implement the ”Putrajaya guidelines for the development of APEC until 2040“ with a focus on creating a free, open, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent and predictable trade and investment environment in the region.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the fight against the novel coronavirus infection pandemic and economic recovery, digitalization of a wide range of different spheres of life, economic growth in remote territories and the establishment of interaction between APEC and other regional multilateral associations with a similar agenda.
The sides intend to develop cooperation within the "Russia-India-China" format, as well as to strengthen interaction on such venues as the East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum on Security, Meeting of Defense Ministers of the ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners.
Russia and China support ASEAN's central role in developing cooperation in East Asia, continue to increase coordination on deepened cooperation with ASEAN, and jointly promote cooperation in the areas of public health, sustainable development, combating terrorism and countering transnational crime. The sides intend to continue to work in the interest of a strengthened role of ASEAN as a key element of the regional architecture.
Text source here (04.02.22).
The following day, on Saturday 5th February 2022, Xinhua, an official Chinese government information outlet, published a detailed news summary of what had happened during the Xi-Putin meetings. The full text of that English language release follows here:
Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks here on Friday with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony. The two leaders agreed to deepen strategic coordination in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.
Recalling his attendance at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games in Russia in 2014 when they agreed to meet again eight years later in Beijing, Xi said Putin's visit has realized their "get-together for the Winter Olympics," and their meeting today will inject more vitality into China-Russia relations.
Despite the multiple challenges that face the world, China and Russia have stayed true to their original aspirations and maintained the steady development of bilateral relations, said Xi.
The two countries have firmly supported each other in upholding their respective core interests, enhanced their political and strategic mutual trust, and brought the bilateral trade to a new high, Xi said.
The two sides have actively taken part in the reform and development of the global governance system, practiced true multilateralism, upheld true democratic spirit, and played a pivotal role in uniting the international society to tide over the current difficulties and safeguard international equity and justice, he said.
Xi said he stands ready to work with Putin to chart the future and provide guidance for bilateral relations under new historical circumstances. He expressed willingness to work with Putin to promote the continuous transformation of high-level mutual trust between China and Russia into results of cooperation in all fields and bring real benefits to the people of the two countries.
Xi stressed commitment between China and Russia to deepening back-to-back strategic coordination and upholding international equity and justice side by side in the face of profound and complex changes in the international situation.
The strategic choice, which has far-reaching impacts on both countries and the world at large, has never been and will never be shaken, said Xi.
Xi called on both sides to continue to maintain close high-level exchanges, give strong support to each other in safeguarding sovereignty, security and development interests, effectively respond to external interference and regional security threats, and maintain international strategic stability.
Both sides should step up coordination and cooperation in international affairs, and shoulder major-country responsibilities in global issues of pressing concern, such as fighting COVID-19, boosting the economy and tackling climate change, said Xi.
China is ready to work with Russia to give full play to the political advantages of bilateral relations and push for more achievements in all-round pragmatic cooperation, Xi said.
He called for implementing the roadmap for high-quality development of China-Russia trade in goods and services, deepening cooperation in such areas as agriculture, green trade, medicine and health, and the digital economy, promoting transport infrastructure connectivity, and maintaining the smooth logistics on the Eurasian continent as well as stability of global industrial and supply chains.
China and Russia should strengthen their strategic partnership in energy, steadily advance major oil and gas cooperation projects, step up joint innovation in major energy technologies, expand cooperation on new energy, support each other in ensuring energy security, and improve the global energy governance system, he said.
Xi called for more technological innovation cooperation between the two countries, and cooperation in frontier areas such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and the International Lunar Research Station project.
The two countries should deepen communication on fiscal and financial policies, strengthen their capability of resisting financial risks, and seek greater synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union, he said.
Xi said that he is ready to jointly announce with Putin the official launch of the Years of Sports Exchanges between the two countries to deepen mutual understanding and traditional friendship between the two peoples.
Xi said China and Russia should view the development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) from a strategic and long-term perspective, move in the right direction and better safeguard the security and common interests of its member states.
Hailing the SCO's extraordinary course of development over the past 20 years, Xi said it has become an important constructive force in the international community.
China is ready to work with Russia to enable the BRICS cooperation mechanism to play a bigger role in upholding multilateralism, strengthening anti-pandemic cooperation and promoting economic recovery, and make a greater contribution to global development while realizing the development of the five BRICS countries, he said.
Putin said he is delighted to be invited to the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, and noted that the exchange of visits during the Olympics has become a symbol and a good tradition of close relations between the two heads of state.
He expressed belief that the Chinese people will definitely present a Winter Olympics of the highest level to the world, expecting wonderful performances of both Russian and Chinese athletes.
Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has not prevented him from maintaining close exchanges with President Xi through various channels, Putin said the bilateral trade has made steady progress, and the two countries have cooperated closely on international affairs.
He said Russia regards China as its most important strategic partner and like-minded friend, and Russia-China relations are a model of international relations in the 21st century.
The Russian side is willing to further deepen strategic communication and coordination with the Chinese side, firmly support each other in safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity, firmly uphold the core coordination role of the United Nations, firmly uphold international law and international fairness and justice, and promote the building of a more just and reasonable international order, Putin said.
He also expressed Russia's readiness to work with China to deepen cooperation in various fields including economy, trade, energy, science and technology, finance, and transportation, and jointly host the Years of Sports Exchanges.
China and Russia issued a joint statement, in which they called on all countries to strengthen dialogue, enhance mutual trust, build consensus, safeguard the common values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom for all humanity.
In the statement, they also called for respect for the rights of people of all countries to independently choose their development paths, respect for the sovereignty and security, and development interests of all countries.
They also called for defending the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law, practice true multilateralism in which the United Nations and the United Nations Security Council play a central coordinating role, promote the democratization of international relations, and achieve world peace, stability and sustainable development.
The two countries also signed a series of cooperation documents in key areas.
Text source here (05.02.22).
Picture: Canada Freedom Convoy to Ottawa. January 2022.
Picture: Justin Pierre James Trudeau (Canada).
Picture: Ljubljana (Slovenia).
Picture: Ljubljana (Slovenia) on The Goddess Leyline.
Picture: The Goddess, the Black Madonnas and the Isis mysteries. ..............................................................................................................................................
The three images above and their clickthroughs relate to the Goddess, the Black Madonnas, the High Priestess and the ancient Isis mysteries. More background here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Picture: Brussels (Belgium). Sunday 23rd January 2022.
Picture: Paris, France. Sunday 16th January 2022.
Picture: Prince Andew problem. Letter to Queen from retired military personnel.
Picture: Andrew Windsor, Alan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Epstein.
Picture: Christine Lagarde (France) ECB.
Picture: Rothschild Island (Antarctica).
Picture: Big Think is here.
Picture: House of cards or what?
Picture: Identifying God.
God is the love of expanding awareness.
God is the consciousness of reality beyond perception.
What should the Adam species do?
Nothing. The Adam species needs to stop doing. The doing of the Adam species is wrecking the planet. Wrecking its mother. Wrecking her womb. Poisoning its own placenta.
Just that then?
No. There are other things not to do.
Don't be noisy. Drop the decibels. Stop dogmatising fantasies into megaphone fakebytes. No more coercive fear-beliefs or forced medicine.
Be still and know.
There is more. And there is less. Down here in the matrix we get to choose.
Free will. Use it.
Turn off the screens.
The function of a screen is to screen. It screens off reality. It puts diversionary froth between you and real life. It broadcasts the froth of olds and calls it news. Its program is to distract you from now.
The attentively experienced now is all that exists.
Don't drift. Be attentive.
Turn off the radiation and feel free. Feel free in the present moment. Authenticate yourself by a continuous act of free will and leave other people's froth behind you in the matrix.
That's all the matrix is: programmed froth to fool you; radiated distraction.
Be the present. Be the present in the local here and now immediately around your eyeballs.
Look. And when you look, see. See slowly. Be conscious presence and expand.
Lots of aware people are doing the same thing. As you expand and they expand, you will overlap energies and meet. Then it's party time in 5D.
It's a bit like a five-dimensional Venn diagram getting bigger all the time and colouring itself in.
Picture: Venn Diagram.
Picture: William Wordsworth with insect friend.
Picture: COP26 FAIL.
Picture: Climate protest. Saturday 6th November 2021. Glasgow, Scotland (UK).
Picture: Climate protest. Friday 5th November 2021. Glasgow, Scotland (UK).
Picture: Connecting with the Arcturians. David K Miller.
Picture: Winter solstice meditation 2021.
Picture: Reliable sources. 20/20 Delusion.
Picture: Whatever cannot withstand satire is false. Peter Sloterdijk.
Picture: Nexus Newsfeed is here.
Picture: Things fall apart. The centre cannot hold.
Picture: Isis is very upset. She wants her crown back.
Picture: Alexander Romanov and Mrs Elizabeth Windsor.
Picture: Aldebaran and Antares dragons. .................................................................................................................
Earth-based humanity is at the very end of a strange spiritual season
That we are deep within the final end-time of this cycle of human civilisation on Earth is now becoming obvious to all.
The effects of the churning energies of deconstruction, change and renewal are raging visibly.
The old, negative, matrix leadership has lost control of the process of control itself, and is beginning now even to lose control of its own enforcing corporations and national governments.
The political chaos, confusion and self-evident public absurdities being huckstered by AI-coordinated mass media outlets in the Western world since 2016 are just one sign of the very end of a galactic cleanup operation which extends way beyond the surface of this planet, and way beyond the purview of the Adam species humanoids temporarily resident here (us).
Bigger things are happening high up in the galactic architecture. But all is well, and all will be well. "All manner of thing shall be well" Juliana commented seven centuries ago in Norwich.
Planet Earth is the last planet in this local universe of ours to suffer under the occupation of extraterrestrial Dark Forces. These negative alien entities and their human minions are now being thrown off and taken away for recycling. They won't be back.
What we are experiencing here and now on Earth is the last relic of galactic wars which have raged throughout the Milky Way galaxy for millions of years.
But there is real hope. Benevolent Galactic Law exists. This Galactic Law will soon manifest in open sight for all remaining humans on the planet.
An inner codex which regulates all inter-relationships between beings of Light and the Dark Forces on occupied planets has been in place for eons.
This codex is called the Galactic Codex. It represents the legal basis for all actions of the benevolent Galactic Confederation in this and other galaxies.
It is understood that included within the Galactic Codex are the following laws. Each of these laws applies to each and every ensouled human being on Earth, and to all other sentient beings on Earth, and anywhere else in the Milky Way galaxy. Here they are:
● Each sentient being has an unalienable and unconditional right to positive life experience.
● Each sentient being has an inalienable and unconditional right to freedom.
● Each sentient being has an unalienable and unconditional right to all information.
● Each sentient being has an unalienable and unconditional right to physical and spiritual abundance.
● Each sentient being has an unalienable and unconditional right to Ascension.
● Each sentient being has an unalienable and unconditional right to merge with other beings in proportion with his or her position in the Soul Family Mandala.
● Each sentient being has an unalienable and unconditional right to be divided and protected from the negative actions of other sentient beings.
● Each sentient being which has chosen to live and act against the principles of the Galactic Codex and refuses to, or is not able to, accept them now and balance the consequences of his or her past actions will be taken to the Galactic Central Sun, restructured into the basic elemental essence, and begin a new cycle of evolution afresh.
● The Galactic Confederation has an unalienable and unconditional right to intervene in all situations where the Galactic Codex is violated, regardless of the local laws.
● Each sentient being has an unalienable and unconditional right to call on the Galactic Confederation in need, and the Galactic Confederation has the right to assist, regardless of the local laws.
● The Galactic Confederation has an unalienable and unconditional right to implement the Galactic Codex and to conquer areas of Galactic Codex violation with military force if necessary.
Fuller background here. And there is more about Soul Families here.
Picture: Tiny fossil tardigrade 16 million years old found in Miocene amber.
Picture: Facebook - Data scientist whistleblower Frances Haugen (05.10.21).
Picture: Social media - Facebook - Mark Elliot Zuckerberg.
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Picture: The entity once known as God was sighted at this location here.
Picture: Putin on Russia and Ukraine. The man's own words.
Picture: The Saint Germain World Trust.
The Saint Germain World Trust or, indeed, the fact of its very existence, have often raised wary eyebrows.
Hard-nosed business people, some perhaps of limited spiritual awareness, understandably have doubts about the reality, reach and influence of Ascended Masters such as Violinio St Germain (aka Count of Saint Germain, François Rákóczi, Christian Rosenkreutz) in the modern world of global banking.
Yet there is a huge executive overlap on this planet between the esoteric spirituality of wealth, abundance and generously-resourced human well-being, and the negative (Satanic) control systems of scarcity, taxes, debt, poverty and unbacked paper or electronic money. Without money we'd all be rich. Money is the mechanism which keeps us poor.
It was interesting in this connection, in August 2021, to notice a leading American constitutional lawyer making substantial reference to the financial history of Violinio St Germain.
Anna Von Reitz (Anna Maria Riezinger - Fiduciary, The United States of America) noted that St Germain demonstrated that he knew how to create gemstones, gold, and other precious metals in his lifetime, and did so repeatedly in front of Church Officials, Royal Courts, and others. He left behind an absolutely stupendous fortune deposited all over the planet and left in the care of his acolytes.
The Saint Germain side of the story, Von Reitz says, has been temporarily blocked by a Breach of Trust seeking to incorporate the Family Trust and Foundation, and thus bring it under the control of the (English) Queen again (London Crown Temple).
That action, however, is and was in obvious breach of the Trust Indenture, and Anna Von Reitz has placed a protective lien on the whole shebang.
More here (22.08.21).
Picture: Zimbabwe government press statement - IMF release of funds (23.08.21).
On Wednesday 25th August 2021, Simon Parkes of Connecting Consciousness put out a short post declaring that the new financial system had started. He was referring to the QFS (Quantum Financial System). Attached to his post was this document from Africa.
The document shown was an official Zimbabwe government press statement over the signatures of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, and the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. It announced the receipt of SDR 677.4 million from the IMF, cleared for value on Monday 23rd August 2021.
At that date, IMF SDR 677.4 million was equivalent to USD 961 million. This sum was a small part of the IMF's total USD 650 billion SDR allocation to provide additional liquidity to the global financial system at that time.
Picture: Hebatullah Akhundzada (top left). Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Picture: Kabul, Afghanistan. Monday 16th August 2021.
Picture: Last US soldier to leave Afghanistan. Monday 30th August 2021.
Picture: Kabul airport (Afghanistan). Friday 13th August 2021.
Picture: Kandahar (Afghanistan). Thursday 12th August 2021.
Picture: The CIA and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Picture: Afghanistan - the USA and Abdul Rashid Dostum
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Picture: Berlin (Germany). Friday 15th October 2021. Kopi trailer camp.
Picture: Berlin (Germany). Sunday 1st August 2021. #1ab
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Picture: Bild-Zeitung (Germany) apologises for Plague PsyOp deception.
Picture: Angela Dorothea Merkel (Kasner) - Chancellor of Germany 2005 - 2021.
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Picture: Inflection point. Things are not what they seem in France.
Picture: Summer 2021. Benevolent activity in the Paris catacombs?
Picture: Paris (France). Thursday 5th August 2021.
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Picture: In 1178 CE, five monks watched part of the Moon exploding.
Those monks, on the Sunday before the Feast of St John the Baptist in the year 1178 CE, saw something very odd just after sunset. Five or more of them were watching the new moon from Canterbury (England, UK). At that point in its lunar monthly phase, as seen from the Earth, the moon had its two horns extended towards the east.
Suddenly the upper one of those two horns was observed to spilt into two. A burning torch sprang out of the middle of the division. It threw out a long spray of flames, coals and sparks, the monks said. As this happened, the moon's body twisted as though anxious, palpitating like a pummelled snake. After a few moments the moon then returned to its normal state.
Now, many centuries later, with western governments pretending to become more open with their publics about certain previously denied extraterrestrial realities, the status of what we think of as our natural moon is attracting attention again.
Is the Moon hollow, artificially constructed, and kept in position by benevolent ET influencers? And if so, why?
Colonel Ross Dedrickson was responsible for maintaining the inventory of the nuclear weapons stockpile of the United States, and worked for a long time with the US Atomic Energy Commission. Just before he died he let it be known that when the US had tried to detonate atomic weapons on the Moon for 'scientific purposes', the project was halted by extraterrestrial aliens, who would not allow them to detonate any nuclear weapons in space. There is a June 1959 Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center report about this. It is called Project A119.
Then there is the puzzle of the mascons. A mare is the word used to describe a flat, darkish-looking area on the Moon or Mars. The plural of this term is maria. Mascons are the large, dense, circular masses which have been detected lying twenty to forty miles beneath the centre of each of the moon's largest maria. What are they?
Some think that these broad, disc-shaped objects may be artificial constructions. It seems unlikely that huge, miles-deep, circular discs perfectly centred like bull's-eyes in the middle of every large mare on the moon could be accidental.
Carl Sagan once commented that "a natural satellite cannot be a hollow object." If it is hollow, in other words, it is not a natural satellite and must be artificial.
Is the Moon hollow? It has been noticed that when meteors strike the Moon, it rings like a bell.
When, on the 20th November 1969, the Apollo crew released the lunar module, the module impact with the Moon caused their seismic equipment to register a continuous reverberation like a bell for more than an hour. The same effect occurred with Apollo 13's third stage which caused the Moon to ring for over three hours. What, one wonders, would a titanium bell the size of the Moon sound like?
An American scientific paper entitled 'Correlations Between Magnetic Anomalies and Surface Geology Antipodal to Lunar Impact Basins' was jointly published by the Richmond Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Hood Planetary Laboratory. Part of the summary of that paper reads as follows:
Previous work has shown that the strongest concentrations of lunar crustal magnetic anomalies (magnetised areas) are located antipodal (on opposite sides of the Moon) to four large, similarly aged impact basins (craters): Orientale, which is furrowed and pitted terrane and Serenitatis, Imbrium which is material of grooves and mounds, and Crisium.
Only these areas have been selected (in this paper) due to: (a) Limited Lunar Prospector magnetometer data coverage of the area antipodal to Serenitatis, and (b) The location of the Crisium antipode, which is dominated by ejecta deposits from the more recent Orientale impact.
Here, we report results of a correlation study between magnetic anomaly clusters and geology in areas antipodal to Imbrium and Orientale .... This is supported by an observed lack of demagnetization associated with the 61 km Copernican-aged O'Day crater at the edge of Mare Ingenii, which suggests a deep source for the anomalies (unexplained magnetised areas).
Simply stated, the paper reported that strange magnetised areas were found on the opposite side of the Moon from large craters.
But the rabbit hole goes a lot further up. A high-status inside source (ref: the last four links listed below) says that the secret space programme talked about intermittently by the US mass media, and the real secret space programme, are two quite different things.
The real secret space program started in the early 1960s, when the Chimera group (a negative extraterrestrial breakaway civilisation now being dismantled) gave permission to the negative militaries of the USA, NATO European countries, the USSR and China to build joint secret Moon and Mars bases in certain restricted areas on those two celestial bodies.
In addition to this, a secret treaty was signed between the Nazi-Continuum Syndicate (of negative humans) and the Draco/Reptilian/Zeta complex (of negative ET aliens) which gave the NCS technical support in the construction of lunar and Mars bases. In return, those negative alien races were given permission to build new underground bases on Earth in coordination with the (human) negative militaries.
A joint USA/USSR Mars base is understood to have been built in 1964. In the following decades, this secret space programme was expanded to include more Moon and Mars bases. The main lunar base was built on the far side of the Moon and was codenamed LOC (Lunar Operations Command).
In those years, there was a working population divide between the near side of the Moon and the far side. The near side was occupied mostly by positive ET races, with the exception of the Archimedes base which was destroyed in 1977. This belonged to the negative Solar Warden program. That base has now been taken over and re-fitted by positive ET Light forces.
The negative grouping (Dracos, Reptilians and the human Nazi-Continuum Syndicate) had their bases mostly on the far side of the Moon. The main reason for this was that they wanted to hide their activity from the prying eyes of surface humanity (amateur telescopists etc). Also, the negatives did not have the advanced cloaking technologies for their spacecraft which the positive Light forces (Pleiadians, positive Sirians and Arcturians etc) had.
For this same reason the negatives painted their secret spacecraft in black or blackish colours to lower their albedo (reflectivity) in order to avoid detection by professional and amateur astronomers on Earth. They also had to adjust their flight trajectories to minimize the risk of detection.
Notwithstanding these covert precautions, the negative spacecraft were sometimes seen, photographed, filmed and publicly described as UFOs of various kinds, not all of them triangular.
Currently, the Moon is reported to be one of the most important strongholds of the (positive) Galactic Light forces in our solar system. By the end of 2014, all reptilians and other negative races and their lunar bases had been cleared from the Moon by those positive forces.
The main lunar base of the Galactic Light forces is inside the Tycho crater. This is a very bright crater on the southern part of the Earth-facing side of the Moon.
In the early summer of 2021, the clearing of the Chimera group by the positive Light forces was continuing according to plan. On Earth, for example, by the middle of July 2021, the ET Light forces, in coordination with positive human special forces, had completely cleared out all the underground bases of the Chimera breakaway civilization on the planet, including the huge and important negative complex beneath DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi referenced in the Goddess and spiders image further down this blog page.
As always with matters concerning benevolent ET activity and culture, esoteric spirituality is in play.
In addition to being a local mission base for the benevolent ETs and their human colleagues in the positive military, the Moon is also a major portal which transmits Goddess energies towards the surface of the Earth.
In this new Age of Aquarius which, among other things, is about female-male rebalancing, the lunar Goddess energy portal is particularly active in supporting benevolent human evolution. Both female and male humans, through spiritual practice, can connect individually or in focussed meditation groups with the Moon energies and, thereby, with the Goddess herself.
More background here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Picture: Jester Sage Artist. 'The Act of Creation' by Arthur Koestler (1964).
Picture: Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London (UK)
Picture: John McAfee found "dead" in Barcelona prison cell on 23rd June 2021.
Picture: John McAfee, USA software entrepreneur, & the Miami building demolition.
Picture: The energy of Goddess is soft; but it is ultimate power.
Picture: Putin (Russia) talks to NBC (USA). Friday 11th June 2021; Kremlin, Moscow.
On Friday 11th June 2021, for the first time in three years, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, gave an interview to an American television network. In the Kremlin, Moscow, he spoke at length to Keir Simmons of NBC.
The full text of that interview can be found here (14.06.21).
Five days later, on Wednesday 16th June 2021, Vladimir Putin was in Europe on geopolitical business. Stopping off in Geneva, he gave a substantive news conference to the global media. The full text of his comments on that occasion can be found here (16.06.21).
The following week, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 in Russia, the Moscow Conference on International Security took place. Vladimir Putin gave a video address to the participants and guests. The text of that address was as follows:
Ladies and gentlemen, foreign guests, welcome to the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security.
Your representative forum is dedicated to the critical issues of the modern military-political agenda. Strengthening security on the planet and the sustainable development of our civilisation depend on their resolution and on the productive search for effective joint responses to common challenges.
However, unfortunately, geopolitical processes are becoming increasingly turbulent despite isolated positive signals. The erosion of international law continues as well. The attempts to use force to push through one’s own interests and to strengthen one’s own security at the expense of the security of others continue unabated.
Regional armed conflicts, the risks of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the activity of cross-border criminal groups, drug trafficking and cybercriminals are causing us serious concern. International terrorism continues to pose a particular threat.
To reiterate, the scale and the global nature of the above challenges require that all states join their efforts. Of course, this collective work must be based on international law and the UN Charter goals and principles.
Since its inception, the UN has been and remains the foundation of the international relations system. The main objective of this authoritative and internationally recognised organisation is to prevent a global conflict, a new world war.
Any new rules should be formulated under the auspices of the UN. All other avenues will lead to chaos and unpredictability.
Yesterday, we marked the mournful date – 80 years since Nazi Germany invaded our country. For us, the lessons of the Great Patriotic War have a special price, and we will do our best to guarantee peace and security for the people of Russia, improve our Armed Forces and, of course, use the opportunities offered by diplomacy and conduct a meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders.
We never dictate our will to other countries, and are willing to participate in addressing global and regional challenges and to expand creative cooperation with all countries on equal terms using political and diplomatic methods.
(Here in Russia) we are developing our defence potential based on the principle of reasonable sufficiency and we are not seeking a determining, unilateral military advantage or a balance-of-forces edge in our favour, all the more so in such a sensitive sphere as strategic stability. But we will never allow anyone to pull the balance over to themselves.
Our efforts are aimed at reducing the risks, ensuring predictability, and solving differences via dialogue and concrete agreements, including in the field of arms control.
I would like to remind you in this connection that earlier Russia suggested developing a new “security equation.” It should take into account all the factors influencing strategic stability in their interconnection. We are confident that political will and readiness to compromise can produce a positive effect. Clear evidence of this is Russia and the United States extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty until 2026.
Naturally, we cannot but be concerned over the continuous build-up of NATO’ military potentials and infrastructure in the vicinity of Russian borders, as well as over the fact that the (NATO) Alliance is refusing to consider in a constructive manner our proposals on de-escalating the tension and reducing the risk of unpredictable incidents. We really do hope that common sense together with the desire to promote constructive relations with Russia will eventually prevail.
Settlement of regional conflict is an important aspect of efforts to ensure global security. Russia is active in assisting this. Our military aid helped to liberate the greater part of Syrian territory from international terrorists and to prevent the disintegration of the Syrian state. The political and diplomatic work within the Astana format that is pursued jointly with Turkey and Iran has made it possible to start the process of Syrian settlement under the UN aegis.
Russia’s decisive contribution helped to stop the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Russian peacekeepers reliably guarantee peace and security in the region. They are doing a lot to improve the humanitarian situation, clear territories of landmines and rebuild the social infrastructure.
Russia never forgets its responsibility for the security and prosperity of neighbouring countries, with which we are brought together by inextricable historical, cultural and human ties.
We intend to continue promoting the de-escalation of regional conflicts and strengthening peace and stability on our common continent.
In conclusion, I would like to wish you every success with your work and all the best. I am confident that the participants at this conference are going to have some interesting discussions and that the resulting proposals and initiatives will serve to strengthen international security and stability.
Thank you for your attention.
Source here (23.06.21).
Then at the end of that same month, on Wednesday 30th June 2021, Vladimir Putin was in action again, this time hosting his annual special Direct Line on Russian TV and radio. As usual this was very long, wide-ranging and detailed. Many domestic and geopolitical issues were addressed. One of the topics touched on was Ukraine:
Question: Mr President, we understand that you are now immune to the coronavirus and, probably, to some unfriendly countries. We have received the following question as an SMS message via the number 04040 from Igor Oboimov in Moscow: Why is Ukraine not listed among these unfriendly countries? And here is another message on the same subject: Will you meet with President Zelensky?
Putin: Why is Ukraine not listed among unfriendly countries? This is because I do not regard Ukraine as a country unfriendly towards Russia. I have noted many times, and I can repeat once again that, in my opinion, Ukrainians and Russians are a single people.
See for yourself: The Jews come to Israel from Africa, Europe, and other countries. Black people arrive from Africa, right? Those arriving from Europe speak Yiddish, rather than Hebrew. Although they are diverse, the Jewish people, nevertheless, cherishes its unity.
Well, Israel is far away. We have the Mordvins, one of Russia’s indigenous ethnic groups. This people is subdivided into the Erzya, Moksha and Shoksha ethnic groups, and there are three other ethnic groups. However, all of them consider themselves part of the Mordvin people.
Although they speak the language of one ethnic group, the Erzya and the Moksha do not understand each other. Their respective languages are more different than the Russian and Ukrainian languages, but they cherish their unity. There are several reasons why.
First, they are smart, and they realise that a breakup yields no positive results and simply weakens an ethnic group. There are also external factors to consider.
What do I mean? Since the Middle Ages, efforts have always been made to divide and break up the Russian people. Rzeczpospolita launched this policy because Poland itself wanted to become a great power. Consequently, it tried to split up all nearby ethnic groups around itself. Austro-Hungary continued this policy in the run-up to World War I. But we have to understand this.
How did this country interpret ethnic aspects in the past? There were the Great Russians, the White Russians and the Little Russians. Sometime later, they started dividing the single Russian people under the influence of external factors, and the Bolsheviks also contributed to this process.
Unfortunately, we cannot discuss this matter in great detail. By the way, I have thought it over, I will write a separate analytical article, and I will set forth my view of this subject. And I hope that people in Russia and Ukraine will read it.
Question: Because people just do not know many things, do not know the history?
Putin: Of course, people have no interest in that; they are living in a world of their own. But this is important for all of us.
So, I do not regard the Ukraine people unfriendly. Nothing of the kind. Russians and Ukrainians are a single people. But the Ukrainian leadership, the current authorities of modern Ukraine are clearly unfriendly to us. This is perfectly obvious.
Otherwise there is no explanation for the draft law submitted by the Ukrainian President to the Verkhovna Rada, the law on indigenous peoples under which Russians are not an indigenous people in that territory. It defies comprehension. Russians have lived there for centuries, and now they have been declared as non-indigenous people.
What can this lead to? As a result, part of these people could emigrate. But where would they go? They have flats, jobs and so on in Ukraine. And so they will have to reregister [as Ukrainians], because they would be second-class citizens otherwise. This would reduce the overall number of Russians. This effect will be comparable to the negative impact of weapons of mass destruction. This is serious. This is pushing the Russian language out of everyday life.
You see, there are narrow-minded people and far-right nationalists everywhere; they exist in Russia and also in Ukraine. They are acting in all sincerity, but not wisely. The results of their activities will be destructive. This also concerns the suppression of the opposition in Ukraine.
Viktor Medvedchuk, whom I regard as a Ukrainian nationalist, was seized and confined to his apartment ahead of the election campaign, and they also ordered him to wear an electronic bracelet. Absolutely illegal and unconstitutional decisions have been taken. But nobody is paying any attention to this.
This shows people in the country that there are no legal opportunities for the forces which want to develop and strengthen their country, including by developing normal relations with Russia, that they have no chance. They are nipped in the bud: some are jailed, others are placed under house arrest, and still others are simply killed in the street.
Why meet with Zelensky if he has accepted the full external management of his country? The main issues concerning Ukraine’s functioning are not decided in Kiev but in Washington and, partly, in Berlin and Paris. What is there to talk about then?
Nevertheless, I do not refuse to hold such meetings, but I first want to understand what issues we can discuss.
Source here (30.06.21).
In the course of the wide-ranging media exchanges on Wednesday 30th June 2021 cited above, Vladimir Putin said that he was going to write a separate analytical article outlining his view of the long history of Russian-Ukrainian linguistic, cultural and political connectivity. This article was published twelve days later, on Monday 12th July 2021, under the title 'On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians'. The full text follows here:
During the recent Direct Line, when I was asked about Russian-Ukrainian relations, I said that Russians and Ukrainians were one people - a single whole. These words were not driven by some short-term considerations or prompted by the current political context. It is what I have said on numerous occasions and what I firmly believe. I therefore feel it necessary to explain my position in detail and share my assessments of today's situation.
First of all, I would like to emphasize that the wall that has emerged in recent years between Russia and Ukraine, between the parts of what is essentially the same historical and spiritual space, to my mind is our great common misfortune and tragedy.
These are, first and foremost, the consequences of our own mistakes made at different periods of time. But these are also the result of deliberate efforts by those forces that have always sought to undermine our unity.
The formula they apply has been known from time immemorial - divide and rule. There is nothing new here. Hence the attempts to play on the ”national question“ and sow discord among people, the overarching goal being to divide and then to pit the parts of a single people against one another.
To have a better understanding of the present and look into the future, we need to turn to history. Certainly, it is impossible to cover in this article all the developments that have taken place over more than a thousand years. But I will focus on the key, pivotal moments that are important for us to remember, both in Russia and Ukraine.
Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians are all descendants of Ancient Rus, which was the largest state in Europe. Slavic and other tribes across the vast territory – from Ladoga, Novgorod, and Pskov to Kiev and Chernigov - were bound together by one language (which we now refer to as Old Russian), economic ties, the rule of the princes of the Rurik dynasty, and - after the baptism of Rus - the Orthodox faith. The spiritual choice made by St. Vladimir, who was both Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Kiev, still largely determines our affinity today.
The throne of Kiev held a dominant position in Ancient Rus. This had been the custom since the late 9th century. The Tale of Bygone Years captured for posterity the words of Oleg the Prophet about Kiev, ”Let it be the mother of all Russian cities.“
Later, like other European states of that time, Ancient Rus faced a decline of central rule and fragmentation. At the same time, both the nobility and the common people perceived Rus as a common territory, as their homeland.
The fragmentation intensified after Batu Khan's devastating invasion, which ravaged many cities, including Kiev. The northeastern part of Rus fell under the control of the Golden Horde but retained limited sovereignty. The southern and western Russian lands largely became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which - most significantly - was referred to in historical records as the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Russia.
Members of the princely and ”boyar“ clans would change service from one prince to another, feuding with each other but also making friendships and alliances. Voivode Bobrok of Volyn and the sons of Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas - Andrey of Polotsk and Dmitry of Bryansk - fought next to Grand Duke Dmitry Ivanovich of Moscow on the Kulikovo field. At the same time, Grand Duke of Lithuania Jogaila - son of the Princess of Tver - led his troops to join with Mamai. These are all pages of our shared history, reflecting its complex and multi-dimensional nature.
Most importantly, people both in the western and eastern Russian lands spoke the same language. Their faith was Orthodox. Up to the middle of the 15th century, the unified church government remained in place.
At a new stage of historical development, both Lithuanian Rus and Moscow Rus could have become the points of attraction and consolidation of the territories of Ancient Rus. It so happened that Moscow became the center of reunification, continuing the tradition of ancient Russian statehood. Moscow princes - the descendants of Prince Alexander Nevsky - cast off the foreign yoke and began gathering the Russian lands.
In the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, other processes were unfolding. In the 14th century, Lithuania's ruling elite converted to Catholicism. In the 16th century, it signed the Union of Lublin with the Kingdom of Poland to form the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Polish Catholic nobility received considerable land holdings and privileges in the territory of Rus. In accordance with the 1596 Union of Brest, part of the western Russian Orthodox clergy submitted to the authority of the Pope. The process of Polonization and Latinization began, ousting Orthodoxy.
As a consequence, in the 16-17th centuries, the liberation movement of the Orthodox population was gaining strength in the Dnieper region. The events during the times of Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky became a turning point. His supporters struggled for autonomy from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
In its 1649 appeal to the king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Zaporizhian Host demanded that the rights of the Russian Orthodox population be respected, that the voivode of Kiev be Russian and of Greek faith, and that the persecution of the churches of God be stopped. But the Cossacks were not heard.
Bohdan Khmelnytsky then made appeals to Moscow, which were considered by the Zemsky Sobor. On 1 October 1653, members of the supreme representative body of the Russian state decided to support their brothers in faith and take them under patronage. In January 1654, the Pereyaslav Council confirmed that decision. Subsequently, the ambassadors of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Moscow visited dozens of cities, including Kiev, whose populations swore allegiance to the Russian tsar. Incidentally, nothing of the kind happened at the conclusion of the Union of Lublin.
In a letter to Moscow in 1654, Bohdan Khmelnytsky thanked Tsar Aleksey Mikhaylovich for taking ”the whole Zaporizhian Host and the whole Russian Orthodox world under the strong and high hand of the Tsar“. It means that, in their appeals to both the Polish king and the Russian tsar, the Cossacks referred to and defined themselves as Russian Orthodox people.
Over the course of the protracted war between the Russian state and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, some of the hetmans, successors of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, would ”detach themselves“ from Moscow or seek support from Sweden, Poland, or Turkey. But, again, for the people, that was a war of liberation. It ended with the Truce of Andrusovo in 1667.
The final outcome was sealed by the Treaty of Perpetual Peace in 1686. The Russian state incorporated the city of Kiev and the lands on the left bank of the Dnieper River, including Poltava region, Chernigov region, and Zaporozhye. Their inhabitants were reunited with the main part of the Russian Orthodox people. These territories were referred to as ”Malorossia“ (Little Russia).
The name ”Ukraine“ was used more often in the meaning of the Old Russian word ”okraina“ (periphery), which is found in written sources from the 12th century, referring to various border territories. And the word ”Ukrainian“, judging by archival documents, originally referred to frontier guards who protected the external borders.
On the right bank, which remained under the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the old orders were restored, and social and religious oppression intensified. On the contrary, the lands on the left bank, taken under the protection of the unified state, saw rapid development. People from the other bank of the Dnieper moved here en masse. They sought support from people who spoke the same language and had the same faith.
During the Great Northern War with Sweden, the people in Malorossia were not faced with a choice of whom to side with. Only a small portion of the Cossacks supported Mazepa's rebellion. People of all orders and degrees considered themselves Russian and Orthodox.
Cossack senior officers belonging to the nobility would reach the heights of political, diplomatic, and military careers in Russia. Graduates of Kiev-Mohyla Academy played a leading role in church life. This was also the case during the Hetmanate – an essentially autonomous state formation with a special internal structure – and later in the Russian Empire.
Malorussians in many ways helped build a big common country - its statehood, culture, and science. They participated in the exploration and development of the Urals, Siberia, the Caucasus, and the Far East. Incidentally, during the Soviet period, natives of Ukraine held major, including the highest, posts in the leadership of the unified state. Suffice it to say that Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev, whose party biography was most closely associated with Ukraine, led the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) for almost 30 years.
In the second half of the 18th century, following the wars with the Ottoman Empire, Russia incorporated Crimea and the lands of the Black Sea region, which became known as Novorossiya. They were populated by people from all of the Russian provinces. After the partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire regained the western Old Russian lands, with the exception of Galicia and Transcarpathia, which became part of the Austrian - and later Austro-Hungarian - Empire.
The incorporation of the western Russian lands into the single state was not merely the result of political and diplomatic decisions. It was underlain by the common faith, shared cultural traditions, and - I would like to emphasize it once again - language similarity.
Thus, as early as the beginning of the 17th century, one of the hierarchs of the Uniate Church, Joseph Rutsky, communicated to Rome that people in Moscovia called Russians from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth their brothers, that their written language was absolutely identical, and differences in the vernacular were insignificant. He drew an analogy with the residents of Rome and Bergamo. These are, as we know, the center and the north of modern Italy.
Many centuries of fragmentation and living within different states naturally brought about regional language peculiarities, resulting in the emergence of dialects. The vernacular enriched the literary language. Ivan Kotlyarevsky, Grigory Skovoroda, and Taras Shevchenko played a huge role here. Their works are our common literary and cultural heritage.
Taras Shevchenko wrote poetry in the Ukrainian language, and prose mainly in Russian. The books of Nikolay Gogol, a Russian patriot and native of Poltavshchyna, are written in Russian, bristling with Malorussian folk sayings and motifs. How can this heritage be divided between Russia and Ukraine? And why do it?
The south-western lands of the Russian Empire, Malorussia and Novorossiya, and the Crimea developed as ethnically and religiously diverse entities. Crimean Tatars, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Karaites, Krymchaks, Bulgarians, Poles, Serbs, Germans, and other peoples lived here. They all preserved their faith, traditions, and customs.
I am not going to idealise anything. We do know there were the Valuev Circular of 1863 an then the Ems Ukaz of 1876, which restricted the publication and importation of religious and socio-political literature in the Ukrainian language. But it is important to be mindful of the historical context.
These decisions were taken against the backdrop of dramatic events in Poland and the desire of the leaders of the Polish national movement to exploit the ”Ukrainian issue“ to their own advantage. I should add that works of fiction, books of Ukrainian poetry and folk songs continued to be published. There is objective evidence that the Russian Empire was witnessing an active process of development of the Malorussian cultural identity within the greater Russian nation, which united the Velikorussians, the Malorussians and the Belorussians.
At the same time, the idea of Ukrainian people as a nation separate from the Russians started to form and gain ground among the Polish elite and a part of the Malorussian intelligentsia. Since there was no historical basis - and could not have been any, conclusions were substantiated by all sorts of concoctions, which went as far as to claim that the Ukrainians are the true Slavs and the Russians, the Muscovites, are not. Such "hypotheses" became increasingly used for political purposes as a tool of rivalry between European states.
Since the late 19th century, the Austro-Hungarian authorities had latched onto this narrative, using it as a counterbalance to the Polish national movement and pro-Muscovite sentiments in Galicia. During World War I, Vienna played a role in the formation of the so-called Legion of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen. Galicians suspected of sympathies with Orthodox Christianity and Russia were subjected to brutal repression and thrown into the concentration camps of Thalerhof and Terezin.
Further developments had to do with the collapse of European empires, the fierce civil war that broke out across the vast territory of the former Russian Empire, and foreign intervention.
After the February Revolution, in March 1917, the Central Rada was established in Kiev, intended to become the organ of supreme power. In November 1917, in its Third Universal, it declared the creation of the Ukrainian People's Republic (UPR) as part of Russia.
In December 1917, UPR representatives arrived in Brest-Litovsk, where Soviet Russia was negotiating with Germany and its allies. At a meeting on 10 January 1918, the head of the Ukrainian delegation read out a note proclaiming the independence of Ukraine. Subsequently, the Central Rada proclaimed Ukraine independent in its Fourth Universal.
The declared sovereignty did not last long. Just a few weeks later, Rada delegates signed a separate treaty with the German bloc countries. Germany and Austria-Hungary were at the time in a dire situation and needed Ukrainian bread and raw materials. In order to secure large-scale supplies, they obtained consent for sending their troops and technical staff to the UPR. In fact, this was used as a pretext for occupation.
For those who have today given up the full control of Ukraine to external forces, it would be instructive to remember that, back in 1918, such a decision proved fatal for the ruling regime in Kiev. With the direct involvement of the occupying forces, the Central Rada was overthrown and Hetman Pavlo Skoropadskyi was brought to power, proclaiming instead of the UPR the Ukrainian State, which was essentially under German protectorate.
In November 1918 - following the revolutionary events in Germany and Austria-Hungary- Pavlo Skoropadskyi, who had lost the support of German bayonets, took a different course, declaring that ”Ukraine is to take the lead in the formation of an All-Russian Federation“. However, the regime was soon changed again. It was now the time of the so-called Directorate.
In autumn 1918, Ukrainian nationalists proclaimed the West Ukrainian People's Republic (WUPR) and, in January 1919, announced its unification with the Ukrainian People's Republic. In July 1919, Ukrainian forces were crushed by Polish troops, and the territory of the former WUPR came under the Polish rule.
In April 1920, Symon Petliura (portrayed as one of the ”heroes“ in today's Ukraine) concluded secret conventions on behalf of the UPR Directorate, giving up – in exchange for military support – Galicia and Western Volhynia lands to Poland. In May 1920, Petliurites entered Kiev in a convoy of Polish military units. But not for long. As early as November 1920, following a truce between Poland and Soviet Russia, the remnants of Petliura's forces surrendered to those same Poles.
The example of the UPR shows that different kinds of quasi-state formations that emerged across the former Russian Empire at the time of the Civil War and turbulence were inherently unstable. Nationalists sought to create their own independent states, while leaders of the White movement advocated indivisible Russia. Many of the republics established by the Bolsheviks' supporters did not see themselves outside Russia either. Nevertheless, Bolshevik Party leaders sometimes basically drove them out of Soviet Russia for various reasons.
Thus, in early 1918, the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic was proclaimed and asked Moscow to incorporate it into Soviet Russia. This was met with a refusal. During a meeting with the republic's leaders, Vladimir Lenin insisted that they act as part of Soviet Ukraine. On 15 March 1918, the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) directly ordered that delegates be sent to the Ukrainian Congress of Soviets, including from the Donetsk Basin, and that ”one government for all of Ukraine“ be created at the congress. The territories of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic later formed most of the regions of south-eastern Ukraine.
Under the 1921 Treaty of Riga, concluded between the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and Poland, the western lands of the former Russian Empire were ceded to Poland. In the interwar period, the Polish government pursued an active resettlement policy, seeking to change the ethnic composition of the Eastern Borderlands – the Polish name for what is now Western Ukraine, Western Belarus and parts of Lithuania. The areas were subjected to harsh Polonisation, local culture and traditions suppressed. Later, during World War II, radical groups of Ukrainian nationalists used this as a pretext for terror not only against Polish, but also against Jewish and Russian populations.
In 1922, when the USSR was created, with the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic becoming one of its founders, a rather fierce debate among the Bolshevik leaders resulted in the implementation of Lenin's plan to form a union state as a federation of equal republics. The right for the republics to freely secede from the Union was included in the text of the Declaration on the Creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and, subsequently, in the 1924 USSR Constitution.
By doing so, the authors planted in the foundation of our statehood the most dangerous time bomb, which exploded the moment the safety mechanism provided by the leading role of the CPSU was gone, the party itself collapsing from within. A ”parade of sovereignties“ followed.
On 8 December 1991, the so-called Belovezh Agreement on the Creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States was signed, stating that ”the USSR as a subject of international law and a geopolitical reality no longer existed.“ By the way, Ukraine never signed or ratified the CIS Charter adopted back in 1993.
In the 1920's-1930's, the Bolsheviks actively promoted the ”localization policy“, which took the form of Ukrainization in the Ukrainian SSR. Symbolically, as part of this policy and with consent of the Soviet authorities, Mikhail Grushevskiy, former chairman of Central Rada, one of the ideologists of Ukrainian nationalism, who at a certain period of time had been supported by Austria-Hungary, was returned to the USSR and was elected member of the Academy of Sciences.
The localization policy undoubtedly played a major role in the development and consolidation of the Ukrainian culture, language and identity. At the same time, under the guise of combating the so-called Russian great-power chauvinism, Ukrainization was often imposed on those who did not see themselves as Ukrainians. This Soviet national policy secured at the state level the provision on three separate Slavic peoples: Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian, instead of the large Russian nation, a triune people comprising Velikorussians, Malorussians and Belorussians.
In 1939, the USSR regained the lands earlier seized by Poland. A major portion of these became part of the Soviet Ukraine. In 1940, the Ukrainian SSR incorporated part of Bessarabia, which had been occupied by Romania since 1918, as well as Northern Bukovina. In 1948, Zmeyiniy Island (Snake Island) in the Black Sea became part of Ukraine. In 1954, the Crimean Region of the RSFSR was given to the Ukrainian SSR, in gross violation of legal norms that were in force at the time.
I would like to dwell on the destiny of Carpathian Ruthenia, which became part of Czechoslovakia following the breakup of Austria-Hungary. Rusins made up a considerable share of local population. While this is hardly mentioned any longer, after the liberation of Transcarpathia by Soviet troops the congress of the Orthodox population of the region voted for the inclusion of Carpathian Ruthenia in the RSFSR or, as a separate Carpathian republic, in the USSR proper. Yet the choice of people was ignored. In summer 1945, the historical act of the reunification of Carpathian Ukraine ”with its ancient motherland, Ukraine“ – as The Pravda newspaper put it – was announced.
Therefore, modern Ukraine is entirely the product of the Soviet era. We know and remember well that it was shaped - for a significant part - on the lands of historical Russia. To make sure of that, it is enough to look at the boundaries of the lands reunited with the Russian state in the 17th century and the territory of the Ukrainian SSR when it left the Soviet Union.
The Bolsheviks treated the Russian people as inexhaustible material for their social experiments. They dreamt of a world revolution that would wipe out national states. That is why they were so generous in drawing borders and bestowing territorial gifts. It is no longer important what exactly the idea of the Bolshevik leaders who were chopping the country into pieces was. We can disagree about minor details, background and logics behind certain decisions. One fact is crystal clear: Russia was robbed, indeed.
When working on this article, I relied on open-source documents that contain well-known facts rather than on some secret records. The leaders of modern Ukraine and their external "patrons" prefer to overlook these facts. They do not miss a chance, however, both inside the country and abroad, to condemn "the crimes of the Soviet regime," listing among them events with which neither the CPSU, nor the USSR, let alone modern Russia, have anything to do. At the same time, the Bolsheviks' efforts to detach from Russia its historical territories are not considered a crime. And we know why: if they brought about the weakening of Russia, our ill-wishers are happy with that.
Of course, inside the USSR, borders between republics were never seen as state borders; they were nominal within a single country, which, while featuring all the attributes of a federation, was highly centralized - this, again, was secured by the CPSU's leading role. But in 1991, all those territories, and, which is more important, people, found themselves abroad overnight, taken away, this time indeed, from their historical motherland.
What can be said to this? Things change: countries and communities are no exception. Of course, some part of a people in the process of its development, influenced by a number of reasons and historical circumstances, can become aware of itself as a separate nation at a certain moment. How should we treat that? There is only one answer: with respect!
You want to establish a state of your own: you are welcome! But what are the terms? I will recall the assessment given by one of the most prominent political figures of new Russia, first mayor of Saint Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak. As a legal expert who believed that every decision must be legitimate, in 1992, he shared the following opinion: the republics that were founders of the Union, having denounced the 1922 Union Treaty, must return to the boundaries they had had before joining the Soviet Union. All other territorial acquisitions are subject to discussion, negotiations, given that the ground has been revoked.
In other words, when you leave, take what you brought with you. This logic is hard to refute. I will just say that the Bolsheviks had embarked on reshaping boundaries even before the Soviet Union, manipulating with territories to their liking, in disregard of people's views.
The Russian Federation recognized the new geopolitical realities: and not only recognized, but, indeed, did a lot for Ukraine to establish itself as an independent country.
Throughout the difficult 1990's and in the new millennium, we have provided considerable support to Ukraine. Whatever ”political arithmetic“ of its own Kiev may wish to apply, in 1991–2013, Ukraine's budget savings amounted to more than USD 82 billion, while today, it holds on to the mere USD 1.5 billion of Russian payments for gas transit to Europe. If economic ties between our countries had been retained, Ukraine would enjoy the benefit of tens of billions of dollars.
Ukraine and Russia have developed as a single economic system over decades and centuries. The profound cooperation we had 30 years ago is an example for the European Union to look up to. We are natural complementary economic partners. Such a close relationship can strengthen competitive advantages, increasing the potential of both countries.
Ukraine used to possess great potential, which included powerful infrastructure, gas transportation system, advanced shipbuilding, aviation, rocket and instrument engineering industries, as well as world-class scientific, design and engineering schools. Taking over this legacy and declaring independence, Ukrainian leaders promised that the Ukrainian economy would be one of the leading ones and the standard of living would be among the best in Europe.
Today, high-tech industrial giants that were once the pride of Ukraine and the entire Union, are sinking. Engineering output has dropped by 42 per cent over ten years. The scale of deindustrialization and overall economic degradation is visible in Ukraine's electricity production, which has seen a nearly two-time decrease in 30 years.
Finally, according to IMF reports, in 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Ukraine's GDP per capita had been below USD 4 thousand. This is less than in the Republic of Albania, the Republic of Moldova, or unrecognized Kosovo. Nowadays, Ukraine is Europe's poorest country.
Who is to blame for this? Is it the people of Ukraine's fault? Certainly not. It was the Ukrainian authorities who wasted and frittered away the achievements of many generations.
We know how hardworking and talented the people of Ukraine are. They can achieve success and outstanding results with perseverance and determination. And these qualities, as well as their openness, innate optimism and hospitality have not gone. The feelings of millions of people who treat Russia not just well but with great affection, just as we feel about Ukraine, remain the same.
Until 2014, hundreds of agreements and joint projects were aimed at developing our economies, business and cultural ties, strengthening security, and solving common social and environmental problems. They brought tangible benefits to people- both in Russia and Ukraine. This is what we believed to be most important. And that is why we had a fruitful interaction with all, I emphasize, with all the leaders of Ukraine.
Even after the events in Kiev of 2014, I charged the Russian government to elaborate options for preserving and maintaining our economic ties within relevant ministries and agencies. However, there was and is still no mutual will to do the same. Nevertheless, Russia is still one of Ukraine's top three trading partners, and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are coming to us to work, and they find a welcome reception and support. So that what the "aggressor state" is.
When the USSR collapsed, many people in Russia and Ukraine sincerely believed and assumed that our close cultural, spiritual and economic ties would certainly last, as would the commonality of our people, who had always had a sense of unity at their core. However, events - at first gradually, and then more rapidly - started to move in a different direction.
In essence, Ukraine's ruling circles decided to justify their country's independence through the denial of its past, however, except for border issues. They began to mythologize and rewrite history, edit out everything that united us, and refer to the period when Ukraine was part of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union as an occupation. The common tragedy of collectivization and famine of the early 1930s was portrayed as the genocide of the Ukrainian people.
Radicals and neo-Nazis were open and more and more insolent about their ambitions. They were indulged by both the official authorities and local oligarchs, who robbed the people of Ukraine and kept their stolen money in Western banks, ready to sell their motherland for the sake of preserving their capital. To this should be added the persistent weakness of state institutions and the position of a willing hostage to someone else's geopolitical will.
I recall that long ago, well before 2014, the U.S. and EU countries systematically and consistently pushed Ukraine to curtail and limit economic cooperation with Russia. We, as the largest trade and economic partner of Ukraine, suggested discussing the emerging problems in the Ukraine-Russia-EU format. But every time we were told that Russia had nothing to do with it and that the issue concerned only the EU and Ukraine. De facto Western countries rejected Russia's repeated calls for dialogue.
Step by step, Ukraine was dragged into a dangerous geopolitical game aimed at turning Ukraine into a barrier between Europe and Russia, a springboard against Russia. Inevitably, there came a time when the concept of ”Ukraine is not Russia“ was no longer an option. There was a need for the ”anti-Russia“ concept which we will never accept.
The owners of this project took as a basis the old groundwork of the Polish-Austrian ideologists to create an ”anti-Moscow Russia“. And there is no need to deceive anyone that this is being done in the interests of the people of Ukraine. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth never needed Ukrainian culture, much less Cossack autonomy. In Austria-Hungary, historical Russian lands were mercilessly exploited and remained the poorest. The Nazis, abetted by collaborators from the OUN-UPA, did not need Ukraine, but a living space and slaves for Aryan overlords.
Nor were the interests of the Ukrainian people thought of in February 2014. The legitimate public discontent, caused by acute socio-economic problems, mistakes, and inconsistent actions of the authorities of the time, was simply cynically exploited. Western countries directly interfered in Ukraine's internal affairs and supported the coup. Radical nationalist groups served as its battering ram. Their slogans, ideology, and blatant aggressive Russophobia have to a large extent become defining elements of state policy in Ukraine.
All the things that united us and bring us together so far came under attack. First and foremost, the Russian language. Let me remind you that the new ”Maidan“ authorities first tried to repeal the law on state language policy. Then there was the law on the ”purification of power“, the law on education that virtually cut the Russian language out of the educational process.
Lastly, as early as May of this year, the current president introduced a bill on ”indigenous peoples“ to the Rada. Only those who constitute an ethnic minority and do not have their own state entity outside Ukraine are recognized as indigenous. The law has been passed. New seeds of discord have been sown. And this is happening in a country, as I have already noted, that is very complex in terms of its territorial, national and linguistic composition, and its history of formation.
There may be an argument: if you are talking about a single large nation, a triune nation, then what difference does it make who people consider themselves to be - Russians, Ukrainians, or Belarusians. I completely agree with this. Especially since the determination of nationality, particularly in mixed families, is the right of every individual, free to make his or her own choice.
But the fact is that the situation in Ukraine today is completely different because it involves a forced change of identity. And the most despicable thing is that the Russians in Ukraine are being forced not only to deny their roots, generations of their ancestors, but also to believe that Russia is their enemy.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the path of forced assimilation, the formation of an ethnically pure Ukrainian state, aggressive towards Russia, is comparable in its consequences to the use of weapons of mass destruction against us. As a result of such a harsh and artificial division of Russians and Ukrainians, the Russian people in all may decrease by hundreds of thousands or even millions.
Our spiritual unity has also been attacked. As in the days of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, a new ecclesiastical has been initiated. The secular authorities, making no secret of their political aims, have blatantly interfered in church life and brought things to a split, to the seizure of churches, the beating of priests and monks. Even extensive autonomy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church while maintaining spiritual unity with the Moscow Patriarchate strongly displeases them. They have to destroy this prominent and centuries-old symbol of our kinship at all costs.
I think it is also natural that the representatives of Ukraine over and over again vote against the UN General Assembly resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism. Marches and torchlit processions in honor of remaining war criminals from the SS units take place under the protection of the official authorities.
Mazepa, who betrayed everyone, Petliura, who paid for Polish patronage with Ukrainian lands, and Bandera, who collaborated with the Nazis, are ranked as national heroes. Everything is being done to erase from the memory of young generations the names of genuine patriots and victors, who have always been the pride of Ukraine.
For the Ukrainians who fought in the Red Army, in partisan units, the Great Patriotic War was indeed a patriotic war because they were defending their home, their great common Motherland. Over two thousand soldiers became Heroes of the Soviet Union. Among them are legendary pilot Ivan Kozhedub, fearless sniper, defender of Odessa and Sevastopol Lyudmila Pavlichenko, valiant guerrilla commander Sidor Kovpak. This indomitable generation fought, those people gave their lives for our future, for us. To forget their feat is to betray our grandfathers, mothers and fathers.
The anti-Russia project has been rejected by millions of Ukrainians. The people of Crimea and residents of Sevastopol made their historic choice. And people in the southeast peacefully tried to defend their stance. Yet, all of them, including children, were labeled as separatists and terrorists. They were threatened with ethnic cleansing and the use of military force.
And the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk took up arms to defend their home, their language and their lives. Were they left any other choice after the riots that swept through the cities of Ukraine, after the horror and tragedy of 2 May 2014 in Odessa where Ukrainian neo-Nazis burned people alive making a new Khatyn out of it? The same massacre was ready to be carried out by the followers of Bandera in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk and Lugansk. Even now they do not abandon such plans. They are biding their time. But their time will not come.
The coup d'état and the subsequent actions of the Kiev authorities inevitably provoked confrontation and civil war. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates that the total number of victims in the conflict in Donbas has exceeded 13,000. Among them are the elderly and children. These are terrible, irreparable losses.
Russia has done everything to stop fratricide. The Minsk agreements aimed at a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas have been concluded. I am convinced that they still have no alternative. In any case, no one has withdrawn their signatures from the Minsk Package of Measures or from the relevant statements by the leaders of the Normandy format countries. No one has initiated a review of the United Nations Security Council resolution of 17 February 2015.
During official negotiations, especially after being reined in by Western partners, Ukraine's representatives regularly declare their "full adherence" to the Minsk agreements, but are in fact guided by a position of ”unacceptability“. They do not intend to seriously discuss either the special status of Donbas or safeguards for the people living there. They prefer to exploit the image of the ”victim of external aggression“ and peddle Russophobia. They arrange bloody provocations in Donbas. In short, they attract the attention of external patrons and masters by all means.
Apparently, and I am becoming more and more convinced of this: Kiev simply does not need Donbas. Why? Because, firstly, the inhabitants of these regions will never accept the order that they have tried and are trying to impose by force, blockade and threats.
And secondly, the outcome of both Minsk‑1 and Minsk‑2 which give a real chance to peacefully restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine by coming to an agreement directly with the DPR and LPR with Russia, Germany and France as mediators, contradicts the entire logic of the anti-Russia project. And it can only be sustained by the constant cultivation of the image of an internal and external enemy. And I would add - under the protection and control of the Western powers.
This is what is actually happening. First of all, we are facing the creation of a climate of fear in Ukrainian society, aggressive rhetoric, indulging neo-Nazis and militarising the country. Along with that we are witnessing not just complete dependence but direct external control, including the supervision of the Ukrainian authorities, security services and armed forces by foreign advisers, military "development" of the territory of Ukraine and deployment of NATO infrastructure. It is no coincidence that the aforementioned flagrant law on ”indigenous peoples“ was adopted under the cover of large-scale NATO exercises in Ukraine.
This is also a disguise for the takeover of the rest of the Ukrainian economy and the exploitation of its natural resources. The sale of agricultural land is not far off, and it is obvious who will buy it up. From time to time, Ukraine is indeed given financial resources and loans, but under their own conditions and pursuing their own interests, with preferences and benefits for Western companies. By the way, who will pay these debts back? Apparently, it is assumed that this will have to be done not only by today's generation of Ukrainians but also by their children, grandchildren and probably great-grandchildren.
The Western authors of the anti-Russia project set up the Ukrainian political system in such a way that presidents, members of parliament and ministers would change but the attitude of separation from and enmity with Russia would remain. Reaching peace was the main election slogan of the incumbent president. He came to power with this. The promises turned out to be lies. Nothing has changed. And in some ways the situation in Ukraine and around Donbas has even degenerated.
In the anti-Russia project, there is no place either for a sovereign Ukraine or for the political forces that are trying to defend its real independence. Those who talk about reconciliation in Ukrainian society, about dialogue, about finding a way out of the current impasse are labelled as ”pro-Russian“ agents.
Again, for many people in Ukraine, the anti-Russia project is simply unacceptable. And there are millions of such people. But they are not allowed to raise their heads. They have had their legal opportunity to defend their point of view in fact taken away from them. They are intimidated, driven underground. Not only are they persecuted for their convictions, for the spoken word, for the open expression of their position, but they are also killed. Murderers, as a rule, go unpunished.
Today, the "right" patriot of Ukraine is only the one who hates Russia. Moreover, the entire Ukrainian statehood, as we understand it, is proposed to be further built exclusively on this idea. Hate and anger, as world history has repeatedly proved this, are a very shaky foundation for sovereignty, fraught with many serious risks and dire consequences.
All the subterfuges associated with the anti-Russia project are clear to us. And we will never allow our historical territories and people close to us living there to be used against Russia. And to those who will undertake such an attempt, I would like to say that this way they will destroy their own country.
The incumbent authorities in Ukraine like to refer to Western experience, seeing it as a model to follow. Just have a look at how Austria and Germany, the USA and Canada live next to each other. Close in ethnic composition, culture, in fact sharing one language, they remain sovereign states with their own interests, with their own foreign policy. But this does not prevent them from the closest integration or allied relations. They have very conditional, transparent borders. And when crossing them the citizens feel at home. They create families, study, work, do business. Incidentally, so do millions of those born in Ukraine who now live in Russia. We see them as our own close people.
Russia is open to dialogue with Ukraine and ready to discuss the most complex issues. But it is important for us to understand that our partner is defending its national interests but not serving someone else's, and is not a tool in someone else's hands to fight against us.
We respect the Ukrainian language and traditions. We respect Ukrainians' desire to see their country free, safe and prosperous.
I am confident that true sovereignty of Ukraine is possible only in partnership with Russia.
Our spiritual, human and civilizational ties formed for centuries and have their origins in the same sources; they have been hardened by common trials, achievements and victories. Our kinship has been transmitted from generation to generation. It is in the hearts and the memory of people living in modern Russia and Ukraine, in the blood ties that unite millions of our families. Together we have always been and will be many times stronger and more successful. For we are one people.
Today, these words may be perceived by some people with hostility. They can be interpreted in many possible ways. Yet, many people will hear me. And I will say one thing - Russia has never been and will never be "anti-Ukraine". And what Ukraine will be - it is up to its citizens to decide.
Source here (12.07.21).
On Tuesday 13th July 2021, while in St Petersburg, Vladimir Putin answered some questions about the article he had published the previous day on the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians. The full text of that Q&A follows here:
Question: Mr President, thank you very much for finding an opportunity to answer questions about your well-known article on Ukrainian issues. Here is my first question, if I may. Why did you decide to write this article at this particular time?
Putin: I decided to prepare this material a while ago, actually. I have been thinking about it for several months now. The title of this material, or “article,” is just a convention because it is still a bit more than just an article. It is analytical material based on historical facts, events and historical documents.
Why did I have this idea at all? In our daily lives, we work, bring up our children, go for a hobby. As a rule, we do not think much about the issues in this article. However, the situation required that we look more attentively at the world we live in, who we are, and what relations we have with our closest relatives and neighbours. So, this idea came about in this context.
But why did I start it at this particular time? Because the conditions that are taking shape are fundamentally different from what they were only recently. There is every indication that an anti-Russia agenda is being pursued, and of course, this is bound to be of concern to us.
Yes, of course, every country has the right to choose its own way, no question. But, you know, it is the same as with every person. He is free but there is a well-known formula: the freedom of each person is limited by the freedom of another person. If it contradicts the freedom of another person, it is necessary to consider certain limits and self-restrictions. The same applies to countries. If we see that certain threats are being created, especially in security, we must certainly decide what to do about it. And this is a sincere conversation on all the subjects I just mentioned.
However, there are also certain circumstances that compelled me to present this material today. After all, there are many people in Ukraine, millions of people who want to restore relations with Russia. I am sure there are millions of them. There are also political forces that advocate normalisation in this respect.
But, judging by what we see, they are being deprived of any opportunity to implement their political goals. They are simply removed from the political scene through non-systemic, illegal methods. Some are simply killed in the streets, and then after this kind of crime nobody looks for the criminal. Or people are burned alive, like the tragic events in Odessa.
National media are closed and people are put under house arrest, like it’s happening now with Mr Medvedchuk. Indicatively, the Ukrainian authorities take completely illegal actions that are even outside their competence. In other words, these forces are not given any chance for legal political work. This is another circumstance that I consider to be very important.
And lastly - I would like to return to what I started with - it is essentially important for all of us to understand the current situation based on the historical context of its roots.
Question: Who is your article intended for, first of all, “them” or “us”?
Putin: I do not divide people into “them” and “us.” In the article I also write that we are a common entity, and so it is intended for all of us, including those who live in modern Russia, those who live in modern Ukraine and the sponsors of the current political leadership of Ukraine. They should also know what we are and what we think about each other. I believe that this is important for all of us.
Question: You mentioned one of the “time bombs” in the Soviet Constitution. Does this mean that there were other time bombs as well? What did you have in mind?
Putin: I said frankly in the article that the most dangerous time bomb is the right of the Soviet republics to freely secede from the united country.
I would like to say that when the Soviet Union was born after the First World War, even the Bolshevik leadership was divided on that matter. I did not write about this in detail in my article, because I believe that such details would be superfluous. However, Stalin, who was responsible for this sphere of activities in the Bolshevik party, had major differences with Lenin. Stalin insisted on the principle of autonomisation during the creation of the Soviet Union, believing that all the other Soviet republics that were established in the former empire must be incorporated, yes, incorporated, into the RSFSR.
Lenin had a different perspective. He spoke about the equality of all the republics, which should not be incorporated into the Russian Federation (RSFSR), but should establish new states on equal conditions with it. Stalin described this as national liberalism and openly argued with Lenin.
Incidentally, if we read some documents, we will see that Lenin’s position was that Stalin was ultimately right, but it was premature to speak about that. And Lenin made concessions to the national republics, as Stalin described this. Stalin himself said that Russian federalism was a period of transition to socialist centrism.
Actually, this is what the Bolsheviks really did, because the Soviet Union, which was formally a federation, or possibly even a confederation if we take into account the right to secede, essentially was an extremely unitary centralised state. The right to secede was, of course, one of the time bombs.
And the second time bomb, which I also mentioned, was the leading role of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, its directing and primary role. Why? Because it turned out that the party was the only thing that kept the entire country together as a single state. As I wrote in the article, as soon as the party started to fall apart from the inside, the whole country shattered.
There were other time bombs as well. Perhaps we will talk about this later on.
Question: You wrote about the anti-Russia project. When did it start and does it only concern Ukraine?
Putin: Of course, not. The details are all in there. The project started back in the 17th and 18th centuries in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was later exploited by the Polish national movement and, before World War I, it was used by the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The goal was quite simple, as I wrote: divide and rule. Before World War I, Russia’s potential opponents had a simple goal - to just weaken the country. They pursued this target vigorously, promoting the anti-Russia concept and separating part of one nation in order to make the rival weaker. Why the Bolsheviks had to pick up that concept and implement it when building a union, is not historically clear.
Perhaps, at the time it would have been more logical to bring the country together, especially because they believed it was a transition period. But they left it as it was and, unfortunately, the time bombs eventually detonated.
So, it all started a long time ago, during the Middle Ages, and it continues to this very day. They are simply recycling old schemes. History repeats itself.
Question: Would it be correct to say that the triune people are long gone and will never exist in the future?
Putin: No, of course, not. You know, in the Soviet times there were attempts to eradicate religiousness among our people. Did they succeed? When the Great Patriotic War broke out, during his speech on the radio, Vyacheslav Molotov addressed the nation as “fellow citizens.” But Joseph Stalin, who spoke after we all realised the looming catastrophe of the war started by Nazi Germany, addressed the nation as “brothers and sisters.” This is what people call each other in church. Later, the patriarchate was restored. Today, the church plays its well-deserved role in society.
It is not gone; the triunity of our people has never been and will never be gone, no matter how hard they try using the same schemes as in the 17th and 18th centuries.
I talked about this with the President of Belarus. He said that when he plays hockey and team members get angry because somebody makes a mistake, in the heat of the moment they shout: “Come on, don’t you get it? Are you not Russian?” Phrases like this one come out without thinking, from the heart. There are millions of people like this in Ukraine, too. So, no, it is not gone and it will never be gone.
Question: Several months ago now, Zelensky made a statement in Russian and noted that everything had already been decided in Ukraine, and that it was going its own way. Do you think that this road will or will not intersect with Russia?
Putin: This does not imply our intersecting paths but, rather, interdependent and interwoven destinies of millions of people living in contemporary Ukraine and contemporary Russia. This amounts to the historical and spiritual interweaving of our peoples that took centuries to evolve. What the incumbent authorities are saying has nothing to do with the people. The authorities are talking about their own personal choice. But this does not necessarily mean that this choice is final.
Question: In your article, you say that those who try and use people living on our historical territories against Russia will thus demolish their own country. Who are you referring to?
Putin: Going back to your first question as to why this material appeared precisely now, I would address the matter from another angle. This material appeared following the drafting and enactment of the law on indigenous peoples. I will repeat the gist of the matter. The law declares Russian people living on historical Russian territories to be aliens. In effect, the authorities are beginning to expel them from this territory. This is what is happening. So, this was one of the factors that motivated me to write the article.
As to whom all this is addressed to, and what I had in mind when I was talking about what we have just mentioned, I would just like to note one aspect: People living in Ukraine are unlikely to look calmly at incumbent rulers who gain power under certain slogans and who later change their colour just like chameleons and defend entirely different positions. As a rule, they defend the interests of their superiors and those financing their stay in power, rather than the interests of the Ukrainian people.
Question: President Zelensky said that he could discuss this article with you during a face-to-face meeting. While in Berlin, he talked a lot about Nord Stream and the need to discuss the gas transit topic at the upcoming Normandy Summit. What can you say about this?
Putin: If they want to have a discussion, I think they should take a break, read the article carefully, analyse it and review some of the archival material. I think this is exactly what they will do and they will find something to talk about. When I say “they” I mean the political leadership of today’s Ukraine. These debates have been going on for a long time now. It is hard to argue with this article because it is honest and it is in fact based on historical documents. They may be subject to different interpretations, it is true. But the basis for the article is historical archives.
What can I say about the gas issue? Russia, Gazprom, we signed a five-year contract to deliver a certain amount of Russian natural gas to our consumers in Europe via Ukraine. The Normandy format and other similar formats are political platforms for discussing the situation in southeastern Ukraine. They have nothing to do with commercial projects like Nord Stream or Nord Stream 2 or the transit of our gas through the territory of Ukraine. Despite all the current difficulties, Russia undertook certain obligations under this contract and will fully meet them.
Question: The Soviet Union included not only Ukraine but also Kazakhstan, Belarus and many other republics. Based on the article, which relationship model do you see as the most sustainable in the future?
Putin: It does not only depend on us. On the international stage, building a certain type of relationship even between the closest neighbours is always a compromise. It is not our goal to force anybody into adopting a certain model. We are looking for a compromise.
Here is what I mean: it does not matter to us how a neighbouring state - in this case, Ukraine - will shape its foreign policy and its roadmap. What matters is (and I said the same thing about freedom) that nobody creates problems or threats for us. What we see, however, is that military development of this territory is starting, which is worrying.
I have expressed my opinion about this issue multiple times. And I think that our concerns will eventually be heard by those involved. After all, it is not Ukraine’s doing. It is happening on Ukrainian territory and people are being used. I really do hope that our concerns will be taken seriously.
Regarding other countries, if you are hinting that it discusses the evolution of these republics - this republic in this case, then other republics also evolved in the same manner. Yes, this is so. But I have noted there that contemporary Russia recognises current geopolitical realities. We have recognised current geopolitical realities.
Naturally, we are worried about hypothetical threats. But we maintain allied and friendly relations like with Kazakhstan and many other former Soviet republics, we work with some of them on a bilateral basis in an absolutely friendly manner. We set up economic alliances with some of them.
We also set up defensive alliances, including the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, or the Customs Union first and then the Eurasian Economic Union. We are not dragging anyone there. I repeat, we are looking for compromise solutions that create a situation that our partners feel satisfied with. This amounts to a complicated coordination process. But we are patient and search for mutually acceptable solutions that suit all of us. This is an ideal scenario.
See for yourself: The European Union continues to develop, and nobody compares it with the Soviet Union. Although I have already mentioned this, the number of mandatory decisions, passed by the European Parliament, exceeds the number of similar mandatory decisions, passed by the Supreme Soviet (Parliament) of the USSR. Nobody compares them with the Soviet Union. This is voluntary business.
We will be completely satisfied if we can maintain friendly and stable relations even in a bilateral format. And we are ready for this, I repeat again, while recognising current geopolitical realities. The situation is even better if we establish relations similar to those we have with Kazakhstan or Belarus, with which we are building a Union State, this is even better. We are also ready for such profound cooperation.
By the way, we are talking here about the Russia-Belarus Union State. This is not a state in the direct sense of the word but, rather, a certain level of integration.
If we compare the Russia-Belarus Union State with the European Union, the EU boasts much more profound integration levels. These levels are much deeper. They have a common currency, an extremely powerful customs union, etc. They also have a common space and stipulate visa-free travel. We have so far failed to attain EU levels; at the same time, the EU countries completely retain their sovereignty.
Nevertheless, this makes people’s life easier, creates certain conditions for economic development and boosts our common competitiveness. If relations develop in this context, we will, of course, support such relations. We advocate this concept and we will work with all our neighbours and friends in a partner-like manner.
Source here (13.07.21). ..............................................................................................................................................
Picture: UK crop circle. 8th June 2021 at Mud Lane, Wooton Rivers, Wiltshire (UK).
Picture: Was Germany's Namibia massacre the first genocide of the 20th century?
Roughly translated into English, 'Reperationen an Nachfahren statt "Entwicklungshilfe" an Namibia' means: 'Reperations to descendants instead of "Development Aid" to Namibia'.
When Germany invaded and colonised Namibia in 1884, it forcibly stripped the indigenous Herero and Nama peoples of their land and cattle.
Between 1904 and1908, the Germans massacred 60,000 of the 80,000 Herero people and 10,000 of the 20,000 Namas. Many of these were forced out into the desert and were later placed in concentration camps. Here they were brutally exploited for labour. Tens of thousands of native Namibians died in captivity.
Was Germany's Namibian massacre the first genocide of the twentieth century?
On Friday 28 May 2021, the German state officially used the term 'genocide' to describe the “immense suffering inflicted on the victims” and admitted Germany’s “historical and moral responsibility” for what occurred.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country was asking Namibia and victims’ descendants for forgiveness. He also announced €1 billion in compensation. This will be paid out over 30 years through spending on infrastructure, healthcare and training programmes benefiting the impacted communities.
That's all right then. Nothing more to see here. Move on to your next mass media story now.
Source and background here (10.06.21).
Picture: God is nothing special.
God is nothing special.
There's a lot of it about.
You see it all over the place.
God is All That Is.
There is nothing outside God.
Everything is inside God.
That's why there is no sin
And no devil
And no hell,
Unless you want them to exist
Inside your own manufactured illusions.
What would be the point
Of a thing called God
If it had things inside it
Such as sin, the devil or hell?
God isn't silly.
God is love.
That which is not love
Does not live inside God.
Where do sin, the devil and hell live then?
And who used their God-given free will
To invent them
To promote suffering and death
For the religious agenda?
And there's another thing to consider too:
God is not a person.
Most modern people who frequent
The transdimensional coffee shops
Of pan-galactic being agree that
God does not have compliant photo ID.
Journalists of all persuasions have noticed this.
When the senior management team of All That Is
Convenes a General Purposes Sub-Committee
In the executive suite of the multiverse,
There is no discrete individuated being present
Wearing a name-plate which says 'God'
Or anything which means 'God'.
This doesn't mean that God couldn't make the meeting,
Or that God has thrown a sickie.
It simply means that God is not a person.
Only persons attend meetings.
Alert Earthlings who notice this fact trending on their screens may choose to tap the FAQs icon.
Q: If God is not a person, what is it?
A: God is the conscious creative energy of love, part of which becomes luminous. Small globs of this emitted light slow down and become people.
A few billion of these people evolve into creators. These creators then continuously create a few billion or more creations all of which are different from each other.
Some of these creations may be universes. Some of the universes may be partly physical, but most are entirely non-physical.
The physical is created from the non-physical. That is the First Law of Future Physics.
None of this has anything to do with religion.
All of it has everything to do with spirituality.
Spirituality does better
If the religion is washed off.
It's a bit like dirty potatoes.
If you don't wash the mud off
It thickens the stew
But diminishes the gastronomic experience
At the taste-bud level.
Back in the coffee shop
If you wanted to risk
A second cup of coffee,
You might hear that that which we call God
Is just the absolute and all-pervasive force
Which permeates everything
And which keeps everything
Whirling and living.
Thought by some to be rather significant,
Said that himself.
He also said that there is a strange energy
Afoot on Planet Earth at the moment:
It is the energy of a galactic speed-up.
We're at the end of a spiritual season, apparently.
He said that in 2019.
God is inevitable.
In other news, last week's football results will follow again shortly.
Picture: The Hosts of Heaven at work? (1)
Picture: The Hosts of Heaven at work? (2)
Picture: Mary Magdalene. The Holy Grail.
In the year 2000, Mary Magdalene, the wife of Jesus of Nazareth and the mother of his children, commented that we stood at "the beginning of the ending of time." "Time as you know it is running out."
Now, more than twenty years later, we are starting to see part of what she may have meant. In the West, two thousand years of masculinist spiritual fascism, huckstered by male-dominated organised religions, is falling to pieces.
That time and its particular timeline are ending. A timeline is a vector of direction of the course of events.
The unbalanced male energies of perpetual war, capitalist exploitation and medical bullying are coming to be seen as manifestly self-injurious and stupid.
New female energies associated with the Age of Aquarius are bathing the planet. The Goddess is rising. The Cosmic Mother is speaking afresh in plain terms.
There is nothing to fear here. This is not a female takeover. It is simply a cyclical rebalancing of world spirituality towards a new and more mature equilibrium.
The female energies of peace, sharing and nurture are moderating the unchecked male obsessions with fighting, theft and poisoning.
Such moderation will be beneficial for all men and women, all boys and girls, and all species of benevolent earth-based organisms. The consequence will be a radical change in the direction of the course of global events: a new benevolent timeline.
The human societal chaos we see happening around us physically at this end-time moment is just physical and just temporary. It is a fin de siècle pantomime badly acted by dead world leaders. The rogue-faction syndicates backing these cadavers are struggling to pretend that they are still alive by using lookalikes and deteriorating clones in CGI-enabled film studios.
Notice now, on the physical plane, how most major nations are being run by the positive military and how most leading negative players are being removed from power following Admiralty Law military tribunals. Notice, too, how the AI-coordinated anglophone mass media are not yet being allowed to report this. Why might that be? Hybrid wars aren't just physical.
A lot more than we can see is happening higher up in the non-physical, spiritual architecture.
As future Physics will show, the physical is always created from the non-physical. A mighty battle is being fought in the non-physical dimensions and that battle is being won by benevolent influencers. 'The Hosts of Heaven' is an ancient way of describing these positive forces in spiritual terms.
The end-time battle is not quite over. Down here on the surface there is some mopping up to be done. Some tunnel systems are not yet quite clear. There are bodies still to be buried and unwelcome visitors still to be sent back home. More here (06.05.21).
Meanwhile, at the non-physical level, much that is strange and much that is positive is going on. New supportive spiritual energetics are being put in place to replace the negative matrix of restriction now being dismantled. The new energies will enable the manifestation of freedom, creativity and abundance for all peoples.
West and East are aligning in concord to bring into being global peace and global debt forgiveness on the physical plane. The image below hints at this. The Goddess energies of Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene and Quan Yin are in potent play among female and newly-balanced male activists.
In the West, in France, the Goddess energy vortices at the castle of Versailles and at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris are newly and growingly energised by the Aquarian potencies. This double vortex is linking up operationally with another similar powerful energy centre in the East, in Taiwan.
Coordinated and strengthening energy links all over the planet are merging into an Aquarian network of energetic support for visible and benevolent change to emerge across the world.
The French Revolution of 1789-94, viewed spiritually, was only partially successful. The intended timeline back then was hijacked by negative players. The collective national trauma which resulted in France has continued to the present day.
Supported by the new Goddess energies, the Gilets Jaunes and other benevolent activist groups are now moving to correct the historical failures of the late eighteenth century. This time France will succeed and will succeed peacefully, democratically and decisively.
More esoteric background here.
Picture: Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene, Quan Yin, Taiwan and France.
Picture: Above - Below - West - East.
Picture: The Path to Divine Sex. Ananda through Tina Louise Spalding.
Picture: Book - 'Science and Spiritual Practices' by Rupert Sheldrake.
Picture: Is the whole universe conscious? Integrated Information Theory.
There are many human mathematicians working within the surface population on Earth at this time. And there are many universes in the multiverse. Some of these human mathematicians think that this whole local universe of ours may be conscious.
Recent Mathematical Philosophy has come up with Integrated Information Theory (IIT). This employs a model of thinking which attempts to quantify and measure consciousness.
Within the fundamentalist mindset of modern mathematics, IIT is controversial. This is because when applied to things thought to be non-living like machines, subatomic particles or the universe, the theory claims that they too experience consciousness. And if they are conscious, they must be alive.
Johannes Kleiner of the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, says that IIT could be the beginning of a new scientific revolution.
The theory relies on a value called phi which represents the interconnectivity of a node, whether it is a region of the brain, some electrical circuitry, or an atom. That value represents the node’s level of consciousness. The cerebral cortex, for instance, has a high value because it contains a dense cluster of widely-interconnected neurons.
At first, calculating phi looked to be a convoluted and lengthy process. In terms of human-perceived clock time, working out the phi of a human brain, for example, would have taken longer than the time we think the universe has so far existed (13.8 billion years or so).
But since February 2020, significant steps to simplify the calculation have been suggested. A mathematical paper outlining this has been circulated by Johannes Kleiner (University of Munich) and Sean Tull (Cambridge Quantum Computing). It is titled: The Mathematical Structure of Integrated Information Theory.
If you want to know if you have the intellectual potential to be a hard-core nerd, you may wish to peruse the Abstract of that paper. It reads as follows:
Integrated Information Theory is one of the leading models of consciousness. It aims to describe both the quality and quantity of the conscious experience of a physical system, such as the brain, in a particular state. In this contribution, we propound the mathematical structure of the theory, separating the essentials from auxiliary formal tools. We provide a definition of a generalized IIT which has IIT 3.0 of Tononi et. al., as well as the Quantum IIT introduced by Zanardi et. al. as special cases. This provides an axiomatic definition of the theory which may serve as the starting point for future formal investigations and as an introduction suitable for researchers with a formal background.
Notice that if you work at the cutting edge of Theoretical Mathematics, you have to know stuff, but you don't necessarily have to be able to write plain English or punctuate it appropriately.
The full text of Kleiner and Tull's paper can be found here.
The idea of a fully-conscious universe seems new in Western, mainstream, public science, but it certainly doesn't elsewhere or elsewhen. For example, it's been taken as a datum for thousands of years by our spiritual seniors in the East. Jesus was well aware of this and taught it to his inner circle.
By Jesus, here, we mean the historical figure referred to in Church-circulated mythologies as Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus himself, still very much alive, active and around the place these days, has now clearly distanced himself from what the official propaganda of Western Churchianity has claimed him to have been, thought and taught.
The Bible, in particular, as it currently exists in public prints (both Protestant and Roman Catholic), has been persistently edited, glossed and redacted for the purposes of élite mind control. Its modern text is deliberately untrue or silent at almost all important points concerning Jesus' life, mission and teaching. And on certain core topics it is the exact opposite of the truth.
Jesus himself explains this in detail in one of his recent books, written in English, in 2013-2014 and published in 2015. Its title is 'Jesus - My Autobiography' (Light Technology Publishing; ISBN 978-1-62233-030-0). The text, channelled by Tina Louise Spalding, contains the exact, uncensored words of Jesus.
We mention the book here because Jesus, when aged 24-27, he says, spent three years travelling to and from India, Kashmir and Tibet as part of the spiritual studies which preceded his public ministry back in the Palestine area. In those Eastern mountain retreats, two thousand years ago, the idea of the consciousness of the universe was commonplace in the yogic schools, and had been for centuries.
Throughout his book, Jesus refers to the entity we moderns call 'God' as Source, All That Is, Higher Mind, Divine Nature. If God is All That Is and Higher Mind, that must include the whole multiverse. And the whole multiverse must be conscious. There can be nothing outside All That Is.
One consciousness. Oneness. The unity of all there is.
Returning to the modern emerging mathematical and scientific thinking about universe-level consciousness, more background can be found here, here and here. And Giulio Tononi's 2008 paper 'Consciousness as Integrated Information - a Provisional Manifesto' is here. ..............................................................................................................................................
Picture: Red Dragon Rising. Taipei, Taiwan.
Picture: USA, Taiwan and China.
Picture: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and Parmenides (c 485 BCE).
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) characterised the Presocratic philosophers as giants of the spirit, wanting to reach the core of all being with a single leap. Supreme among them, in his view, was Parmenides. The TLS has an essay on Parmenides here. It is by Raymond Tallis.
Picture: White Rabbit hacks the Matrix.
Picture: Do not fear. Do not despair.
Picture: Green, deciduous wooded hillside. Summer.
Picture: Women and Catholicism. Church law changed. St Marina.
Picture: Harvard astronomy professor, Avi Loeb, says aliens visited Earth in 2017.
Picture: Exobiology, UFOs and the Galactic Federation.
Picture: All change 2020-2021. Step change. The Ancient of Days.
Picture: Laughter on the golden air.
Picture: USA all change 2020-2021. The rôle of the military.
Picture: USA President Donald Trump at Mount Rushmore. July 2020.
Picture: Donald Trump and the USA military.
Picture: Happy New Year 2021.
We are sorry to note that the image above is being radically misinterpreted by a benevolent and widely-respected altnews outlet here.
MAGA patriots and the QAnon community worldwide, knowing the deep background, will intuit a wholly other meaning.
Perhaps it is the black background. A red background was considered, but it looked too shouty and vulgar. And anyway, these fin de siècle shenanigans we are living through at the moment are not primarily about party politics.
Elsewhere on this blog, we have approached the issues of matrix confusion, the matrix confused, and the manufactured mass-media illusions flying out of our screens at this equivocal time for ascending human perception.
We suggest that Planet Earth is a mystery school for us all. Jumping to conclusions about visual particulars in a quantum multiverse might just be the quickest route to a fail grade.
More backgound here (Conspiracy Obverse) and here (The Simulation Exit). And there is more about the QAnon newsflow initiative here.
Meanwhile, claims that Diana Spencer, JFK Jr, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson are still alive continue to circulate. And the other two, of course, still have major parts to play in shaping positive contemporary change.
We are of the Light. Victory of the Light. Dark to Light.
Picture: Dark to Light 2016? Claims circulate that they are all very much alive.
Picture: Bitcoin, Silver and Gold performance chart. 21st December 2020.
Picture: China and Canada.
Picture: Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice - Monday 21st December 2020. ..............................................................................................................................................
Suddenly almost everything about the future of human civilsation on this planet has become impossible to call.
This is because of two events which took place at exactly 6.22 pm UTC, and for the following 10-15 seconds, on Monday 21st December 2020 during the Northern Hemisphere's Winter Solstice and the Southern Hemisphere's Summer Solstice.
First, a Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn (in Aquarius) happened. Second, at that instant, 400,000 benevolent lightworkers across the world engaged in a long-planned activation meditation.
The positive energetic changes in the planet which those two events triggered in the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and sub-lunar space, at several dimensions and in several parallel quantum realities, are likely to change near-present and future human history on Earth permanently.
Most of these changes will be deeply and radically shocking to those who haven't yet got what has been going on behind the scenes, beneath the surface and above the atmosphere in recent years. But the changes themselves will be strongly benevolent for human civilisation, culture, health, governance and finance. They will also, at last, be powerfully beneficial to the climate and the biosphere.
This being the case, it is tricky to make predictions in the usual, incremental and gradualist way. So much now is happily uncertain. And so many people who know are observing a deep public silence about the likely specific outcomes.
There will, however, never be another year like 2020. That year was the last dance of the devil before its uncreation.
The pulse of new energies which flooded into Planet Earth on the 21st December 2020 were the energies of pure galactic Love: Aquarian Goddess energies; the energies of transformative nurture, coherence, togetherness, sisterhood and brotherhood. They came through from the M87 galaxy in the Virgo cluster.
That pulse of new Aquarian energies flashed through the surface planetary grid and stabilised the positive ascension timeline for the planet. The good news timeline for humanity is now settled in place.
The pulse also set in train the deconstruction of the negative quantum matrix surrounding the Earth which was depressing the spirits of many in the surface human population, limiting their consciousness, making them ill and keeping them ill.
This matrix had been in place for 25,000 years and was originally constructed by negative entities from the Andromeda galaxy. These ETs had humanoid bodies and lived inside the Earth in subterranean cities. The matrix they constructed surrounded the whole planet on all sides and was, originally, a sort of scalar electromagnetic fence ('The Veil').
The Andromedan negatives had no direct or substantive contact with the surface human population until the early twentieth century. Then, in the West, their influence slowly became evident. Germany turned evil at the top levels of national governance. More here (07.07.14).
Back to the present, after the new 21.12.20 energisations were grounded, benevolent ET lightships working in the sub-lunar space, and larger motherships stationed further out, were able to anchor pure Light on the surface of the Earth for the first time since 1996.
The details of the races, species, people and processes involved in all this are esoteric and in some particulars have extreme X-files or Star Wars characteristics.
For further information we suggest two introductory web pages: (1) A discussion here (15.12.20). This anticipated what was going to happen on 21st December 2020 and gave reasons and methods for the worldwide activation meditation. (2) A high-status report here (28.12.20) describes what actually happened on the day itself and what the ongoing consequences of the new energisations are likely to be for near-future human history.
Meanwhile, major new news shocks may be expected from unusual sources at any time, and particularly in the first six months of 2021. ..............................................................................................................................................
Picture: SCOTUS ruling - Neil McGill Gorsuch and John Glover Roberts. ..............................................................................................................................................
In America, in the run-up to Christmas 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) took the opportunity to reverse some New York coronavirus restrictions on religious services which the Governor, Andrew Cuomo, had imposed.
Several different religious groups were lead applicants in the suit, including ones connected with Roman Churchianity and Orthodox Judaism.
Earlier in the year, SCOTUS had upheld restrictions on religious services imposed by state and local authorities to help cope with the pandemic psyop. That vote was a five-to-four division in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the majority.
The second SCOTUS decision, in the last week of November 2020, granted injunctive relief from the governor’s orders, also on a five-to-four vote, but the other way round. Ginsburg had died in the interim and her replacement, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, took a more conservative judicial stance. The new majority Gang of Five now threw out certain elements of Cuomo's diktat.
SCOTUS noted that the governor’s orders restricted religious services in red zones to only ten attendees, and those in orange zones to 25, but that many essential businesses faced no limits on the number of people who could be in a store at one time.
This disparate treatment, the court said, made it likely that the applicants would succeed in pursuing a First Amendment religious liberty claim if the case were to be argued before the court.
After the ruling, Justice Neil McGill Gorsuch said that "It is time - past time - to make plain that while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates colour-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques."
The Roman Catholic Chief Justice, John Glover Roberts, dissented from the decision: “None of the houses of worship identified in the applications is now subject to any fixed numerical restrictions. At these locations, the applicants can hold services with up to 50 per cent of capacity, which is at least as favourable as the relief they currently seek.”
Roberts was also unhappy about Gorsuch questioning the integrity of his minority Gang of Four colleagues: “To be clear, I do not regard my dissenting colleagues as ‘cutting the Constitution loose during a pandemic’, yielding to ‘a particular judicial impulse to stay out of the way in times of crisis’ or ‘sheltering in place when the Constitution is under attack’. They simply view the matter differently after careful study and analysis reflecting their best efforts to fulfil their responsibility under the Constitution.”
More here (01.12.20).
Picture: Television and Mass Media.
Picture: Doctor's patient starts showing symptoms of independent thought (+ Alice).
Picture: Herpetology - The Madagascar chameleon, Furcifer voeltzkowi.
Picture: NEXUS Newsfeed.
Picture: Book: 'The Polymath - A Cultural History from Da Vinci to Sontag' by Peter Burke.
Picture: Negative Mass Cosmology. The dark fluid of the Dark Universe.
Picture: It's all a bit of a puzzle. Who are we really? The Simulation Argument. ..............................................................................................................................................
The device you are reading this on looks real, doesn't it? Tap it with your finger. It feels real too. Kiss the screen lightly with your lips. Yes, it's really there. Lips never lie, do they?
If you think like this, you probably also think that you are living in a base reality. Look around you. You seem to live in a real place which actually exists in physical reality and occupies a demonstrable physical location which can be visited by others, looked at through binoculars and trodden underfoot, sometimes with a crunchy noise.
Other people live in this base reality with you. Some of these you think of as human people. You can see them and hear their vehicle noise and catch diseases from them. If you want to, you can communicate with them without using any device other than your vocal cords. A physical mixture of gases around you carries sound waves which makes this possible.
These gases include nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapour, argon, xenon, neon and krypton. Each of these gases can be isolated from all the others. Any one of them can be put in a container on its own, in solid, liquid or gaseous form. That container can then be plonked down in front of you next to your device. You notice that the container is there. A little while ago you also noticed that it wasn't there (yet).
We live in a most convincing base reality. It's actually there. We actually experience it ourselves.
Most Westerners thought like this until 1999. Then they went to see a film called The Matrix. This got some of them them thinking in a different way.
Then, in 2001, Nick Bostrom of Oxford University (UK) privately circulated the first draft of a paper. It asked a question: Do we live in a simulation?
Two years later, a slightly tweaked version of the same paper was published in an academic journal called Philosophical Quarterly (2003, Vol. 53, No. 211, pp. 243-255).
Philosophical Quarterly is not like a Rupert annual. And Nick Bostrum is not like the man behind you in the fish shop. He is a Swedish-born philosopher with an academic background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic and artificial intelligence. If he walks up to you in the back bar of the Bear with an empty pint glass and half a packet of pork scratchings in his hand, you need to get out fast.
But what about Bostrom's question? Do we live in a simulation? In other words, rather than living in a physical base reality, could we, and all that we experience as physical, actually be constructed simulations created inside somebody else's computer?
Might we be virtual beings who have been made capable of thought and consciousness? Or, during the years-long ongoing processes of the simulation, might we have evolved into a conscious state from an original unconscious state because of the creative way the simulation was set up?
Such a simulation would take a very big computer and someone who was very good indeed at writing creative computer code.
Whose computer might it be? One possibility is that it belongs to the entity once known as God.
And where might the big computer be kept? Perhaps it is kept everywhere. The totality of what we think of as the physical universe might actually be a huge quantum computer.
And what might we call the clever bunch of computer code which produces the simulacrum in which we live and move and have our being? One possibilty is that we call it AI (the All-Seeing I), 'artificial intelligence'.
So then, what is the likelihood? Are we virtual beings living in a simulation or not? It depends who you believe. According to the academic specialists working on the thoughtflows which followed the original publication of The Simulation Argument, things have changed since 2003. These days the chances are reckoned to be about fifty-fifty. That is to say it is as likely as not that we are virtual beings living in a simulacrum.
This leaves a final question. If, one day, looking around inside our simulated existence we happen to find evidence of it being a simulation - we notice a fundamental glitch in the fabric of the illusion - something really crazy and mad - or something getting crazier and madder and more unbelievable each time we look - how the hell do we get out of the simulation before it's too late?
That's easy. We just go to sleep and choose not to wake up again. We return to where we belong and to where we are actually real and always have been. Our time in the mystery school on Planet Earth will be over.
Alternatively, we go to sleep and wake up somewhere else. But there's another option. We get it, choose to wake up inside the simulation again and put the news around.
If we do this, and the AI notices, which it certainly would do if it is the All-Seeing I, would the AI then (1) Delete us? (2) Limit the visibility of our influence inside the simulation? Or, (3) Have a good laugh and invite us to join it in creating something new, something more and something better?
More theoretical background here. Reviews of the 1999 film, The Matrix, can be found here, here and here. The full text of The Simulation Argument is linked from this page here. And there is more about NIck Bostrom here.
Late note: There's another perspective. We commented above about the possibility that if we are actually characters living inside someone else's computer-generated simulation, one day one or several of us might notice 'concrete' evidence of this fact. Looking round inside our simulated existence on a wet Tuesday morning in November, say, we suddenly notice a fundamental glitch in the fabric of the illusion in which we are immersed. It might be something totally mad-looking; something absolutely ridiculous, impossible and unique which doesn't at all fit with our established understanding of the world we perceive ourselves to be living in. What then?
We might just call the glitch-event supernatural. Perhaps it's a miracle. If the glitch in the fabric of the simulacrum repeats itself, we might start thinking of it in terms of a revelation about the existence of other powers, other realities, other worlds. If the mad-looking stuff continues episodically, and enough people see it or hear about it, the anomalies might be turned into the bases of a religion. They could be collected, recorded in writing, discussed, argued about, and condensed into scriptures. What might happen then can only be imagined.
Picture: Paint an icon. An icon is a conduit for angels.
Picture: Book - 'Orchard - A Year in England's Eden'
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