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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You:

The Third Russian Revolution

 

By Chris Oakley

Part 13

 

 

 

From the August 12th, 2011 broadcast of BBC Breakfast:

For the first time in at least a week there are signs of hope in the standoff between China and Russia. The Foreign Secretaryís office announced late last night that Beijing has agreed to continue diplomatic relations with Moscow for the time being pending the results of a UN- brokered conference between Russian and Kazakh diplomats aimed at finding a means of working out a cease-fire pact between Russia and Kazakhstan to end the border war which has been raging for nearly two months. The Chinese government had previously threatened to sever diplomatic ties with Russia if Russian combat troops did not withdraw from Kazakh  territory by today....

 

From the August 14th, 2011 Washington Post:

OBAMA VOICES "HOPE FOR FURTHER PROGRESS" IN RUSSIAN-KAZAKH

CEASE-FIRE TALKS

 

From the August 17th, 2011 Manchester Guardian:

RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER WONíT COMMENT ON RUMORS CEASE-FIRE

ACCORD IS IMMINENT

 

From the August 18th, 2011 broadcast of Nine News:

The nearly two-month-old border conflict between Russia and Kazakhstan may at last be coming to an end. A source close to the Kazakh delegation at the UN-sponsored cease- fire negotiations in Geneva said late this afternoon that the Russian and Kazakh diplomats conducting the talks are close to a final agreement on a pact that would end hostilities at the earliest possible moment....

 

From the August 20th, 2011 San Francisco Examiner:

KREMLIN, ASTARA CONFIRM CEASE-FIRE TO BE SIGNED TOMORROW

RUSSIAN REBEL JET SHOT DOWN SOUTHEAST OF MAGADAN

 

From the August 22nd, 2011 New York Times:

CEASE-FIRE TAKES EFFECT ALONG KAZAKHSTAN BORDER

 

From the August 25th, 2011 broadcast of CBC News At Six:

Russian anti-war activists are demanding that the Medvedev government allow U.N. investigators back into Russia to resume their inquiries into the Khabarovsk massacres...

 

From the August 27th, 2011 Washington Post:

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS LAUNCH ASSAULT TO RETAKE

REBEL-HELD AIRBASE IN KAMCHATKA

 

From a story posted at BBC.co.uk on August 28th, 2011:

REUTERS REPORT SAYS RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS TAKING

HEAVIER LOSSES THAN EXPECTED AT KAMCHATKA

 

From the August 31st, 2011 broadcast of NBC Nightly News:

NRPM insurgent forces occupying the airbase at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy on the Kamchatka Peninsula claim they are still holding it in spite of a four-day-old offensive by government forces to retake the base...

 

From the September 1st, 2011 broadcast of BBC Breakfast:

The Russian defense ministry has just issued a statement declaring victory in the regular armyís five-day-long campaign to retake an air base at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy from NRPM insurgent forces...

 

From the September 3rd, 2011 Sydney Morning Herald:

NRPM SOURCES CONFIRM LAST POCKETS OF RESISTANCE AT

PETROPAVLOVSK WIPED OUT BY GOVERNMENT TROOPS

 

From the September 4th, 2011 broadcast of The CBS Evening News:

A week before America prepares to observe the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev is warning his fellow countrymen to be on guard against a possible 9/11-style attack by the NRPM.  In a speech before the Duma parliament earlier today, Medvedev said the FSB intelligence service has obtained credible evidence that an NRPM cell in northern Russia is plotting to hijack an Aeroflot jet and crash it into a major target in Moscow or St. Petersburg....

 

From the September 6th, 2011 Daily Mail:

FSB ARRESTS 65 IN ANTI-TERROR SWEEPS IN MOSCOW AND GORKY

Further evidence of alleged hijack plot surfaces

 

From the September 9th, 2011 Los Angeles Times:

DECISION ON KRIEGER APPEAL COULD COME SOON

Source at Russian prosecutor generalís office hints ruling may be issued next week

 

From the September 10th, 2011 New York Daily News:

CAUGHT RED(SQUARE) HANDED

Eight arrested in new plot to attack Leninís Tomb as anti-terror crackdowns continue in Moscow and Gorky

 

From the September 12th, 2011 edition of The Australian:

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ARMY SEIZES REBEL MUNITIONS DUMP NEAR UHTA

KRIEGER APPEAL DENIED

 

From the September 13th, 2011 Washington Post:

OBAMA: "NO COMMENT" ON GATES RESIGNATION RUMORS

President, Secretary of Defense Believed To Be At Odds On White Houseís Russian Civil War Policy

 

From the September 15th, 2011 broadcast of CBC News At Six:

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Vienna and Salzburg today to denounce the Russian governmentís rejection of Austrian exchange student Georg Kriegerís appeal for a new trial. Krieger, who was convicted on terrorism charges back in July in connection with the firebombing of the Russian embassy in Vienna, is continuing to maintain his innocence...

 

From the September 16th, 2011 broadcast of BBC World News:

Prime Minister Cameron today denounced the Russian judiciaryís rejection of

Georg Kriegerís appeal for a new trial...

 

From the September 18th, 2011 New York Times:

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS URGE OBAMA TO PRESSURE MOSCOW

FOR KRIEGERíS RELEASE

ALLEGED NRPM SUPPLY SHIP BOARDED IN SEA OF OKHOTSK

 

From the September 21st, 2011 Sydney Morning Herald:

FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED IN UNTIMELY DEATH OF ANTI-WAR RUSSIAN AUTHOR

 

From the September 23rd, 2011 Edmonton Sun:

CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS GATHER FOR "FREE GEORG KRIEGER" RALLY

 

From the September 27th, 2011 broadcast of Nine News:

A spokesman for the Russian embassy in Canberra has confirmed within the past half-hour that a mass evacuation of civilians from Volgograd is underway tonight in advance of an upcoming push by government forces against NRPM insurgents in the region....

 

From the September 29th, 2011 broadcast of Vremya:

Regular army units are engaging rebel forces at this hour in the Volgograd area....

 

From the October 1st, 2011 New York Post:

SUCH VOLGA LANGUAGE!

Russian lawmaker criticized for using sexual epithet in anti-NRPM speech about Volgograd situation

 

From the October 2nd, 2011 broadcast of NBC Nightly News:

Just when it looked like Russian government troops had won the battle for Volgograd, word has come tonight of a surprise rebel rocket attack on regular army positions about a mile northwest of the city....

 

From the book "Fate Was Angry With Us": The Battle of Volgograd And Its Impact On Russian History, copyright 2038 HarperCollins:

The surprise NRPM rocket attack on the government armyís northern front was a shock to the system for the Kremlin. None of Medvedevís generals had expected the under-equipped rebel units in the region to even contemplate such a bold move, much less that it would succeed in putting the government forces on the defensive....

 

From the October 5th, 2011 Manchester Guardian:

MEDVEDEV DENIES ORDERING RETREAT OF GOVT. TROOPS FROM VOLGOGRAD

 

From the October 9th, 2011 broadcast of Good Morning America:

The head of intelligence for the Russian regular army has been fired for allegedly missing vital clues that might have enabled government forces to anticipate last weekís rebel rocket attack on regular army units north of the city of Volgograd. That attack is blamed by many within the Russian defense establishment for forcing government troops to pull back from the city....

 

 

To Be Continued

 

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