Putin has finally taken the kid gloves off.
Russian president was meeting with foreign journalists at the
conclusion of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on
June 17th, when he left no one in any doubt that the world is headed
down a course which could lead to nuclear war.
railed against the journalists for their "tall tales" in
blindly repeating lies and misinformation provided to them by the
United States on its anti-ballistic missile systems being constructed
in Eastern Europe. He pointed out that since the Iran nuclear deal,
the claim the system is to protect against Iranian missiles has been
exposed as a lie.
journalists were informed that within a few years, Russia predicted
the US would be able to extend the range of the system to 1000 km. At
that point, Russia's nuclear potential, and thus the nuclear balance
between the US and Russia, would be placed in jeopardy.
completely lost patience with the journalists, berating them for
lazily helping to accelerate a nuclear confrontation by repeating US
propaganda. He virtually pleaded with the western media, for the sake
of the world, to change their line:
know year by year what's going to happen, and they know that we know.
It's only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it, and
spread it to the citizens of your countries. You people in turn do
not feel a sense of the impending danger - this is what worries me.
How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an
irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on.
I don't know how to get through to you anymore.
anyone in the reeking garbage heap that is mainstream western media
have a conscience? Do they even have enough intellect to get what
Putin is saying - that they are helping to push the planet towards
World War III?
cancelled a series of scheduled appointments and meetings amid
mounting speculation surrounding his failure to appear in public
since July 1.
last time the Russian president made a public appearance was at a
summit in Finland,
in which he warned the Kremlin could take action if the country
to Russian news channel RBC,
Mr Putin cancelled a meeting on tourism in Altai on 5 July,
postponing it for an “indefinite period”.
RBC tried to find out why, the leader's “assistant receptionist”
said he was on a business trip and would return on Monday.
also failed to arrive to the opening ceremony he was supposed to
attend on Wednesday at VI International Sports Games for the
Children of Asia in Yakutia.
was blamed on the President having “a specific schedule that has
the ability to change”.
President has also cancelled meetings on 7 July in Novogorod
where he was due to visit the production site of Akron, a metal and
various cancellations had already sparked rumours as to the
President’s whereabouts, and the Kremlin is yet to address the
according to online paper Gazeta.ru,
Mr Putin’s absences are related to current relationships with
Turkey and unfolding problems in Abkhazia – one of the areas of
Georgia that declared itself an independent state in 2008 with the
support of Russia.
disputed region’s president, Raul Khajimba, said anti-government
forces had put Abkhazia on the brink of “chaos and degredation”
after protesters attempted to storm government buildings.
source “close to the Kremlin” told Gazeta: “The President wants
to focus and not be distracted. Regional travel will be moved to
August - September, closer to the election.”
abounded the last
Russian President vanished from the public eye for a few days, back
in March 2015, providing a Tolstoyan compendium of stories explaining