Thought for the day

"Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world." -- Richard Le Gallienne

It has now been officially admitted that the three aims of the Allied Special Operation in the Ukraine, the liberation of the Donbass, and the demilitarisation and denazification of the Ukraine, have had to be extended. This is firstly because of the resistance of the Neo-Nazi regime in Kiev to the liberation of the peoples of the Ukraine and secondly because of the support given to that regime by pro-Nazi regimes. Those regimes, known as ‘The Collective West’, are the regimes, representing only 13% of the world population, which have extended the war, both in time and in space.

The blood-soaked Bible in the image (right) is from Yelenovskaya Penal Colony in northeastern Luhansk. The Ukrainian Army used U.S.-supplied HIMARS rockets to attack a Prisoner-of-War Barracks in Yelenovka, Luhansk; killing at least 53 of their own AZOV Battalion Nazi troops, and wounding at least 75 others, held there.  Those troops had released videos admitting the atrocities ordered by Kiev, so Kiev is trying to cover it up by killing the witnesses.

On Friday the Kremlin issued a statement expressing "solidarity" with China amid soaring tensions with the US over Taiwan, especially at a moment Nancy Pelosi is ready to become the first US House Speaker to visit the democratic-run island in 25 years.

Siemens has cured not more than a quarter of identified faults on Nord Stream gas pipeline turbines, Deputy CEO of Gazprom said on the air with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel.

"We sent ten letters to Siemens. Siemens closed out not more than a quarter of faults; we regrettably have not received meaningful proposals in respect of other ones for restoration of engine safety and reliability in line with all requirements of laws of the Russian Federation," Vitaly Markelov said.

African countries welcome cooperation with Russia, despite the West’s attempts at setting them against Moscow, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said on Friday.

"We hear statements from Western capitals that Russia’s policy in Africa is allegedly aimed against Africa’s interests or that our actions are allegedly malign. These are obvious and lame attempts at setting countries of this continent against Russia," he said after the voting on extending sanctions against the Central African Republic.

Russia’s Caspian Flotilla is holding a final rehearsal of the naval parade in Kaspiysk on the Caspian Sea and the event that will take place on July 31 will also involve warships of the Azerbaijani and Iranian navies for the first time, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene.

Germany still needs Russian gas and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has been completed, but not yet certified, can be used in the absence of other options, Head of the Bundestag’s [the German parliament - TASS] Committee on Climate Action and Energy Klaus Ernst told TASS on Friday.

A Ukrainian small hydrographic vessel was blown up by a drifting mine in the Danube River estuary, the Russian National Defense Control Center chief, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, has said.

In his words, the incident occurred when the ship was "measuring depths of a waterway in the Danube River estuary."

According to the official, 70 foreign ships from 16 countries remain blocked in six ports - Kherson, Nikolayev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhny.

As you may expect, in the US media and State Department, where meaning of class does not exist, a "proper" language describing Blinken's communications with Lavrov was used. You know, Tony "demanded", he "warned", he "threatened" etc. A typical attitude of a New York low-rung thug trying to talk to higher-ups to show his "toughness". Reality, however, is such that Tony Blinken is scared shitless and there are reasons for that. Russian Foreign Ministry, however, released the summary in a typical Russian pro-forma and proper decorum manner.