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Of the Putin Crimea Silver Coin

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SS: this is part two of my gold and silver update.. russia is celebrating their annexation of the crimea. of course they would because it is a HUGE strategic victory for them. the crimea is russia’s black sea port. without it their access to the black sea and the Mediterranean is crippled.

SS: russia has announced that they no longer accept usd reserve currency to pay for their gas and oil resources, or their military hardware. they have announced that they will only accept their own currency the ruble for these things… and they have announced they are backing their ruble with their gold reserves. this was their response to the US and EU sanctions.

SS: why is this a big deal ?? because the EU used to have to print more of their money to buy usd reserve currency to buy russian gas and oil. now they must buy russian rubles to buy gas and oil from russia.  countries that buy russian weapons hardware like india will now have to buy rubles instead of usd reserve currency to purchase russian weapons hardware.

SS: if the other countries in the BRICS and SCO start to stop using the usd reserve currency this could have dramatic effects on the dollar. the life support of having countries like Belgium buy us treasury bonds might not be enough to keep the demand of the us dollar alive. it is rumored that china is making deals with other countries to settle their trades in their own currency the yuan. we are just now in the start of all this so we will have to see how this all plays out.

Sanctions-hit Bank Rossiya shifts to rouble-only operations An action in support of bank Rossiya to take place in Moscow  March 30, 6:15 MOSCOW, March 30. /ITAR-TASS/. An action in support of bank Rossiya which has decided to work exclusively with the national currency will take place in Moscow on Sunday. The Golden Symbol of Russian Rouble installation in front of the bank’s office in Perevedensky pereulok in Moscow will symbolize the rouble’s stability and its backing by the country’s gold reserves, the action’s organizers explained to Itar-Tass. The action is designed to voice support for the Rossiya bank, which is creating a precedent and can make those who have initiated penalties against Russia to feel sorry about their decision.

An employee of the “Oruzheinik” (Gunmaker) factory holds up a commemorative coin from the series “The Gatherer of Russian Lands”, which was minted to mark the recent accession of Crimea into the Russian Federation, in Zlatoust in the Chelyabinsk region, May 6, 2014. The bas-relief of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the map of Crimea cover the sides of the surface of the silver coin, which has a prime cost of about 10,000 roubles (about $2800). The coin is 12cm (4.72 inches) in diameter and weighs 1kg (2.2 pounds), according to the official website of the factory. The first item of the limited edition, which will include 25 coins, will be presented to Putin, according to local media. Picture taken May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Andrei Romanov (RUSSIA – Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS)

An employee of the “Oruzheinik” (Gunmaker) factory shows the back of a commemorative coin from the series “The Gatherer of Russian Lands”, which was minted to mark the recent accession of Crimea into the Russian Federation, in Zlatoust in the Chelyabinsk region, May 6, 2014. The bas-relief of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the map of Crimea cover the sides of the surface of the silver coin, which has a prime cost of about 10,000 roubles (about $2800). The coin is 12cm (4.72 inches) in diameter and weighs 1kg (2.2 pounds), according to the official website of the factory. The first item of the limited edition, which will include 25 coins, will be presented to Putin, according to local media. Picture taken May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Andrei Romanov (RUSSIA – Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS)

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    Of the Russian Controlled Crimea Khanate Protectorate

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    SS: i am not getting in the middle of this conflict.. i am going to point out some history and my views.. russia has fortified their base in the crimea and khanate .. i already knew that this would happen because the crimea khanate region has been a primary strategic region going back to the ottoman empire when the crimea and khanate was a protectorate of turkey. this is russia main access to the black sea and russia will fight for this region just like they always have throughout history. maybe had this background of this region been more fully understood then some people might known ahead of time that russia would move into and heavily defend this region.

    SS: the penguin church got in the middle of this like he does with everything and started telling everyone that the ukraine is vital to the EU .. whether it is or isnt (and i tend to believe it isnt more than it is), now we know that the crimea and khanate is vital to the russians .. obama proclaimed his pedophile pet as some big leader the day before russia moved in and now obama is yelling at the russians to de- escalate .. i think the truth is that unless you were prepared for a full military confrontation with russia then you should not have been inciting rebellion. had you taken the time to learn of the crime khanate’s past you would have foreseen this moves by russia well in advance. calling the russian bluff on the crimea khanate will be a bad call because they always have and always will fight to control the khanate.

    SS: UPDATE 03-21-14: the reason the us sanctions have been so weak is in my opinion because russia can strike back with economic warfare that has the potential to really hurt the us dollar reserve fiat currency. all russia has to do is not accept us dollars for their resources. and they could dump the us treasuries bomb. imo that is why the russians are laughing at the sanctions . and when russia sanctions a handful of us lawmakers the us lawmakers laugh at those sanctions without thiinking or realizing the reason russians are laughing at their sanctions. my question is how did the gay agenda end up in sanctions against russia over the crimea ??  obama’s sanctions are feeble and weak and that should now be obvious to all.. are we post-hypnotic yet ?? ..

    Becoming an Ottoman protectorate Hacı I Giray’s sons contended against each other to succeed him. The Ottomans intervened and installed one of them, Meñli I Giray, on the throne. In 1475 the Ottoman forces, under the command of Gedik Ahmet Pasha, conquered the Greek Principality of Theodoro and the Genoese colonies at Cembalo, Soldaia, and Caffa (“Kefe” in Turkic languages). Thenceforth the khanate was a protectorate of the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman sultan enjoyed veto power over the selection of new Crimean khans. The Empire annexed the Crimean coast, but recognized the legitimacy of the khanate rule of the steppes, as the khans were descendants of Genghis Khan. Menli I Giray, took the imperial title “Sovereign of Two Continents and Khan of Khans of Two Seas.”[3]

    Ottoman-Crimean relationship The alliance of the Crimean Tatars and the Ottomans was comparable to Polish-Lithuania in its importance and durability. The Crimean cavalry became indispensable from the Ottomans’ campaigns in Europe (Poland, Hungary) and Asia (Persia).[6]

    Russian lawmakers ask President Obama to impose sanctions on them all March 19, 2014 If it hasn’t been made obvious enough that Russia views Obama as a joke, this should send the message loud and clear. While Russia plays chess, Obama struts around like a retarded pigeon trying to play checkers.The State Duma has passed a motion suggesting that the US and EU extend the freshly introduced sanctions to all Russian MPs rather than a limited group of officials, defying western pressure just hours before Russia and Crimea signed a federation treaty.

    US Lawmakers Laugh Off Putin’s Sanctions Mar 20, 2014 Most of the six lawmakers who ended up on Putin’s list, which include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Mary Landrieu, D-La., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Dan Coats, R-Ind., fired off statements ribbing Putin for restricting their non-existent vacation travel in Russia and imaginary bank accounts.

    SHP01. Sevastopol (Ukraine), 02/03/2014.- Unidentified military ships are seen off the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 02 March 2014 morning. Russia ratcheted tension in the Ukraine crisis on 01 March with its upper house of parliament approving the use of armed forces in the Crimean peninsula, which is part of Ukraine. Interim Ukrainian president Oleksandr Turchynov on 01 March has placed Ukraine’s military on high alert in response to Russia’s possible military intervention in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin the same day told US President Barack Obama that if violence keeps spreading in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Moscow will reserve its right to protect its own interests and those of the Russian-speaking population there. ‘The troops are already there,’ said Ukrainian UN Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev at an emergency meeting of the Security Council and called on Russia to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity, saying the presence of Russian troops in Crimea was illegal and an ‘act of aggression.’ (Ucrania, Protestas) EFE/EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

    Unidentified fighter jets are seen at the Belbek Airport in the Crimea region March 1, 2014. Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what Ukraine’s government described as an invasion and occupation by Russian forces, raising tension between Moscow and the West. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (UKRAINE – Tags: MILITARY TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST)

    KIV18. Sevastopol (Ukraine), 01/03/2014.- Unidentified armed men in military uniform block a Ukrainian military base in Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine, 01 March 2014. The armed men, described by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov as Russian naval forces, took control at 28 February, of the airports in Simferopol and near the port of Sevastapol where the Russian Black Sea Fleet has a base. Russia ratcheted up the tension in the Ukraine crisis on 01 March with its upper house of parliament approving the use of armed forces in the Crimean peninsula, which is part of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Federation Council to approve the use of armed forces in the Crimea, Interfax news agency reported, “until the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country.” Russian lawmakers had urged Putin to take measures to stabilize the situation in Crimea and protect the Russian-majority population. (Ucrania, Protestas) EFE/EPA/ANTON PEDKO

    SHP14. Simferopol (Ukraine), 01/03/2014.- Unidentified armed man in military uniform stands near the building of Crimea autonomy parliament in Simferopol, Ukraine, 01 March 2014. The armed men, described by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov as Russian naval forces, took control at 28 February, of the airports in Simferopol and near the port of Sevastapol where the Russian Black Sea Fleet has a base. Russia said it had neither deployed troops nor had any role in blockading the airport. Russian lawmakers have urged President Vladimir Putin to take measures to stabilize the situation in Crimea and protect the Russian-majority population. The speaker of the upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, said Moscow hasn’t ruled out the use of limited armed forces on the peninsula, according to the Interfax news agency, but that the final decision was Putin’s. Crimea’s pro-Russian new prime minister Sergei Aksyonov on 01 March asked Moscow for help in the simmering conflict on the Black Sea peninsula, while declaring he was in control of all law enforcement agencies. (Ucrania, Protestas) EFE/EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

    SHP13. Simferopol (Ukraine), 01/03/2014.- Unidentified armed men in military uniform stand near the poster ‘Crimea is Russia’ in front of the building of Crimea autonomy parliament in Simferopol, Ukraine, 01 March 2014. The armed men, described by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov as Russian naval forces, took control at 28 February, of the airports in Simferopol and near the port of Sevastapol where the Russian Black Sea Fleet has a base. Russia ratcheted up the tension in the Ukraine crisis on 01 March with its upper house of parliament approving the use of armed forces in the Crimean peninsula, which is part of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Federation Council to approve the use of armed forces in the Crimea, Interfax news agency reported, “until the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country.” Russian lawmakers had urged Putin to take measures to stabilize the situation in Crimea and protect the Russian-majority population. (Ucrania, Protestas) EFE/EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

    KIV15. Sevastopol (Ukraine), 01/03/2014.- Unidentified armed men in military uniform block a Ukrainian military base in Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine, 01 March 2014. New elected Crimea’s Prime The armed men, described by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov as Russian naval forces, took control at 28 February, of the airports in Simferopol and near the port of Sevastapol where the Russian Black Sea Fleet has a base. Russia ratcheted up the tension in the Ukraine crisis on 01 March with its upper house of parliament approving the use of armed forces in the Crimean peninsula, which is part of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Federation Council to approve the use of armed forces in the Crimea, Interfax news agency reported, “until the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country.” Russian lawmakers had urged Putin to take measures to stabilize the situation in Crimea and protect the Russian-majority population. (Ucrania, Protestas) EFE/EPA/ANTON PEDKO

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      Of the Sochi Olympics White Sun

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      Putin Brought His Own Dog to Sochi Feb 8, 2014 Yume, a two year-old Akita, was a gift from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a sign of thanks for Russia’s assistance after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in 2011. Her name means “Dream” in Japanese. Putin and Abe met today at the presidential residence outside Sochi on the margins of the Winter Olympics. Abe petted Yume and said “good dog” in Russian, according to RIA Novosti. “Yes, but she can bite sometimes,” Putin reportedly replied.

      The sun rises above the Caucasus Mountains beyond a set of Olympic Rings Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Rosa Khutor, Russia. The area will host the alpine events at the 2014 Winter Olympics which opens Friday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

      The sun shines over the Olympic flame at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (RUSSIA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY SPORT OLYMPICS)

      The sun sets over the Olympic Park before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

      Russian President Vladimir Putin waits for arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he has his dog Yume, an Akita-Inu, on a leash in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

      Russian President Vladimir Putin pats his dog Yume, an Akita-Inu, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on during a meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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        Of the Sochi Olympics Snow Leopard Cubs

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        Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, looks at a snow leopard cub while visiting the snow leopard sanctuary in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Putin checked in Tuesday at a preserve for endangered snow leopards and visited a group of cubs born last summer in the mountains above the growing torrent of activity in Sochi for the Winter Games. At right is director of the preserve Umar Semyonov. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

        Russian President Vladimir Putin pets a snow leopard cub at the snow leopard sanctuary in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Putin checked in Tuesday at a preserve for endangered snow leopards and visited a group of cubs born last summer in the mountains above the growing torrent of activity in Sochi for the Winter Games. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

        Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, visits the snow leopard sanctuary in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Putin checked in Tuesday at a preserve for endangered snow leopards and visited a group of cubs born last summer in the mountains above the growing torrent of activity in Sochi for the Winter Games. At right is director of the preserve Umar Semyonov. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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          Of the Battle of Borodino

          Members of historic clubs wearing 1812-era uniforms take part in a in a staged battle re-enactment to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Borodino, in Borodino, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The Battle of Borodino in 1812 was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

          Members of historic clubs wearing 1812-era uniforms take part in a staged battle re-enactment to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Borodino, in Borodino, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The Battle of Borodino in 1812 was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

          An actor playing the part of a French general, center, as other members of historic clubs wearing 1812-era uniforms perform during a staged battle re-enactment to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Borodino, in Borodino, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Russia marks on Sunday the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Borodino which in 1812 was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

          Participants in period costume re-enact the battle of Borodino at the Borodino museum-reserve during anniversary celebrations outside Moscow September 2, 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rousing call for unity among Russia’s diverse ethnic and religious groups on Sunday as he led commemorations of a battle 200 years ago that led to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA – Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS CONFLICT)

          Participants in period costume re-enact the battle of Borodino during anniversary celebrations at the Borodino museum-reserve outside Moscow September 2, 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rousing call for unity among Russia’s diverse ethnic and religious groups on Sunday as he led commemorations of a battle 200 years ago that led to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA – Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

            Russian Gift To Palestinian Authority: 50 APC’s ..

            Russia sends Palestine armored cars Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:20:11 GMT Fifty Russian-made armored personnel carriers have been delivered to Jordan where they are waiting to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority’s security forces. The official delivery ceremony took place on July 19 in Jordan, where the military vehicle was shipped by sea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. “The Russian armored vehicles will be there until the Palestinian and the Israeli sides agree on the time and ways of its transfer to the western bank of the Jordan River,” the statement added. “We consider it important to do it without delay,” it said.

            A Russian paratroopers division using armoured personnel carriers (APC’s) halts before a training exercise in 2008. Russia has delivered 50 armoured personnel carriers to Jordan where they are now waiting to be transferred to the Palestinian security forces, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. (AFP/File/Kazbek Basayev)

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