Saturday, September 23, 2023

Putin Promises New Weapons Based on New Physical Principles Now that Moscow is Running Out of Both

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Sept. 13 – Vladimir Putin is promising that Moscow will develop new weapons based on entirely “new physical principles.” These principles, Russians say he said, “will be developed by a group of  our sovereign scientists under the leadership of Academician Kadyrov” – and that is a good thing because both old weapons and old physical principles are running out.

            That is just one of the Russian anecdotes that Moscow journalist Tatyana Pushkaryova has collected and posted online this week ( Among the best of the rest are the following:

·       When Russians wake up and see that the lead item on the news feed isn’t what they hope for most, they sigh and sadly go back to sleep.

·       It took Putin 24 years to decide that officials need to drive only domestic cars. Perhaps in another 20, it will dawn on the Kremlin that these domestic cars should in fact be manufactured in Russia.

·       By accepting pardoned prisoners from the Wagner PMC, the Russian Guard has shown that the Kremlin has stopped pretending and really is building an organized criminal group to suppress the population.

·       Even the destruction of Russian ships and personnel are no cause for alarm, but they like everything else are part of Putin’s carefully-developed plan for the war in Ukraine.

·       What is being shown on Russian television shows that those who say the powers that be don’t care about people with disabilities are guilty of slander. For the mentally regarded and disabled, Moscow is doing everything it can with round the clock TV, newspapers, films and so on.

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