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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with “The immediate priority is to prevent the quick spread of this disease”, President Vladimir Putin (lead image, top left) declared in his state speech on the corona virus last week.   This is the point on which there is no disagreement, not now at least. But how restrictive for the economy […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with “Where no case is made out against a man, or such a flimsy one that it cannot stand on its feet, he is entitled to say: ‘I ask the jury to say that I am not guilty without hearing a word from me.’” That sentence was written almost sixty years ago […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with On Sunday, March 22, Russia’s Defence Ministry sent more than fifteen Ilyushin heavy transport planes to Rome with medical aid to Italy, setting up a special medical headquarters at Bergamo, in the Lombady region of northern Italy.  This is the largest Russian aid operation in Europe since World War II. To […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with The presiding judge in the trial of murder in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2014, dropped a bombshell at the end of his 45-minute ruling presented in court in The Netherlands yesterday.    The Dutch prosecutors are now attempting to cover it up. A press spokesman, […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with At the end of President Putin’s war talks in Moscow with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (lead image) on March 5, Erdogan refused to shake the hand of Russian Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu. Erdogan’s insult, in the presence of Putin, revealed the Turkish president’s anger at the defeat  his ambitions have […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with An attempt is underway to arrange a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) to restore the agreement on oil production cuts which MbS broke at the March 6 meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries with Russia (OPEC+).  The Crown Prince is […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Russian toilet paper is a national secret – not a state secret, but a commercial one. This is because production, sales and profits have been growing fast – and this has been for the past five years, before the current toilet paper panic. Secrecy is also in operation because the major […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Defence lawyers for Oleg Pulatov, one of the four men charged by the Dutch government with murder in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, have told the court the prosecutors were acting illegally in the case they have presented so far. A lawyer for the 298 victims killed on board […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, the principal chemical warfare testing unit of the British Ministry of Defence, has acknowledged it was producing and testing the organophosphate nerve agent Novichok from 2014. This is four years before Sergei Skripal, the retired double agent for the UK’s Secret […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Lesions in the frontal lobe of a normal human being will cause deficits in the executive mental capacities; things like organizing data, planning action, archiving for memory, controlling anger, and the ability to make inferences about the intentions of others. Neurological trials have proved this beyond reasonable doubt. The lead images […]