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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 24th Mar 2023, 13:19
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Putin visits crimea or does he, it looks like a latex mask, his walk is wrong as well.

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Old 24th Mar 2023, 13:26
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Putin visits crimea or does he, it looks like a latex mask, his walk is wrong as well.



https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1637092477025890304
I don't believe for ONE MOMENT that is Putin! Does indeed look like a latex mask. They are getting desperate!!
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Putin visits crimea or does he, it looks like a latex mask, his walk is wrong as well.



https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1637092477025890304
Interesting. A little bit below this clip on the link is a short piece about his walking style, keeping the right arm rigid and swinging the left; the 'Putin' in the clip swings both arms equally - very different to the actual Putin walk.
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 14:58
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Originally Posted by Winemaker
Interesting. A little bit below this clip on the link is a short piece about his walking style, keeping the right arm rigid and swinging the left; the 'Putin' in the clip swings both arms equally - very different to the actual Putin walk.
Many moons ago there was an article on Putin, the belief was that his walking gait relates back to his many years in the KGB and his weapon training, hence he wouldn't be able to swing his arm like normal people, and it sort of stuck.

Found the article:

A team of European neurologists says in a new study that Russian president Vladimir Putin walks with a peculiar “gunslinger’s gait”.

The study, published on Tuesday by the British Medical Journal, notes that Putin has shown a “clearly reduced right-sided arm swing”, possibly related to weapons training he received when he was part of the Soviet KGB.Citing a KGB training manual they obtained, the researchers suggest that his style of walking is linked to training he underwent in the feared security agency, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring at the twilight of the Soviet Union.

“According to this manual, KGB operatives were instructed to keep their weapon in their right hand close to their chest and to move forward with one side, usually the left, presumably allowing subjects to draw the gun as quickly as possible when confronted with a foe,” the researchers, based in Portugal, Italy, and the Netherlands, wrote.

To test their hypothesis, the neurologists studied YouTube videos of other Russian officials.

Bastiaan Bloem, a professor of movement disorder neurology at Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, who led the study, said his team was “stunned” by what they saw.

They found the same characteristic walk in Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in former Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and Sergei Ivanov, and in senior Russian military commander Anatoly Sidorov.

Like Putin, Ivanov is a former KGB officer who served in Europe during the Cold War. Serdyukov and Sidorov both received military training, the researchers claim.

The outlier in this group is Medvedev, a lawyer by training who has no clear ties to the KGB and did not serve in the military, though he is thought to have undergone brief reservist training during his university years.

Since Putin handpicked him to serve as president from 2008-12 – between Putin’s second and third terms – Medvedev’s body language has often resembled that of his mentor, as has the cadence of his speech.

Citing western media reports, the researchers write that “substantial evidence suggests that Medvedev is being coached to sound, look, and importantly, walk like the president.”

The study asserts that Putin’s asymmetrical arm swing is likely “a behavioural adaptation resulting from military or intelligence training.”

Bloem conceded that his researchers do not have access to Putin’s medical records or his doctors. But he said Putin’s unusual walk is the subject of a small but growing debate among medical specialists.

“It is an unusual study, but there is a very serious message to it” about neurological observation, he told AFP in a telephone interview.

Bloem added that Putin’s “abnormal gait has been noted before.”

“What we are putting forward, but very cautiously, is a new hypothesis,” he said.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...raining-report
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 15:28
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Interesting read about two old Ukrainian Tanker gits ...still alive and giving...

https://archive.is/20230323221846/ht...ms-russia.html
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 15:36
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Originally Posted by Winemaker
Do real Russians believe this stuff?
To answer that, you'd have to ask how much of your own stuff you believe. In your case perhaps westerns, in my case perhaps books about the "glorious" British Empire. Hopefully as we've aged we've both been able to see the many sides of those stories, but for those living in a society that punishes any thinking that doesn't toe the party line that chance probably doesn't exist
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Is Wagner going to pull out? From the DT
The Wagner Group is preparing to refocus its efforts in Africa and away from Ukraine amid a long-running dispute with Moscow, it has been reported.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the mercenary group, has repeatedly accused Russia’s defence ministry of stymying his supply of ammunition and manpower. Western analysts believe Sergei Shoigu, Russia's defence minister, is trying to stifle Prigozhin's growing political influence.

Wagner mercenaries have spearheaded Moscow's eight-month attempt to capture the besieged city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. Prigozhin's private military has lost tens of thousands of men, mostly former convicts recruited out of Russian prisons, during the assault – the longest and costliest battle of the war.

Marred by the failure to capture Bakhmut, Prigozhin is planning to shift focus back to Africa, the Bloomberg news agency reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The suggestion will likely prompt concerns in Moscow after a top Ukrainian general said Kyiv's armed forces were ready to launch a counter-offensive on Bakhmut.
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 16:12
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There was an RAF Rivet Joint flying the southern portion of that flight path between Finland and the north border of Kaliningrad at the same time
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A new one to add to the Toyota Hilux poster.



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Old 24th Mar 2023, 19:11
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Sevastopol maybe the target again tonight.

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Old 24th Mar 2023, 19:23
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has left the building. (with apologies to the Mods)
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Had you all not chosen to start playing the man (Baldeep) rather than the ball (the topic) the Mod team would not have had to clean up the mess the lot of you made.

Please, dear colleagues, do better in the future.
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 19:54
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Originally Posted by T28B
Had you all not chosen to start playing the man (Baldeep) rather than the ball (the topic) the Mod team would not have had to clean up the mess the lot of you made.

Please, dear colleagues, do better in the future.
In all fairness T28B he did bring it onto himself. Furthermore, as was mentioned by one poster, his name was rather crude to say the least. I'm surprised that PPRuNe even allowed it. the last part, "minj" was a deliberate misspelling of minge. I'm not sure if that word is understood in the USA.
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 20:01
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Perhaps a reminder of what a democracy is. It is the will of the people, the greater majority, usually in the order of a 2/3rd majority is a mandate.
The minority are free to express their opinion, lobby for support and protest. They are not entitled to act criminally against the will of the greater majority.
To put that into perspective in a country the size of the US, that is still half the population of Russia who may be vehemently opposed.
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 20:15
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Because of the war no one has fished this pond for 9 years !

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Old 24th Mar 2023, 20:19
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Didn't even know these were a thing, but pretty typical for us Aussies to turn anything, in this case an M113, into a ute
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Fineline, a classic example, what a world to live in.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-65015289

For those that may not have access to the BBC



So Putin cannot compete with the simple truth than a 12-year old child can see plainly, he brings to bear the force of the state apparatus in spite and fear. She would make a better Tsarina than the king with no clothes that adds to the stench that is Russia's reputation. It will be something like this that topples the throne of this most objectionable pretender.
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 00:00
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Members of the Russian elite have been criticised by many Russians for enabling their sons to evade mobilisation or war service. They have reportedly found an ingenious solution Ė a special unit for the elite, which serves at a safe distance from the front. ⬇️

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...886338050.html
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 00:39
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Thank God for precise artillery work and UAV spotting.

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