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Not just August, but the rainiest of ANY month on record
As of August 25th Moscow had already set the record for the rainiest month in the city’s history of meteorological observations.
According to the Moscow Meteo-Bureau, the city had received about 170 mm (6.69 inches) of rainfall the first 25 days of the month.
“The previous monthly record was set in August 1973 when 163 mm of rainfall was recorded”, a bureau spokesman said.
That’s 2,112 miles. That’s more than the distance from Moscow to Rome.
Moscow received 20 cm (8 inches) of snow overnight, which, according to the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, is the heaviest snowfall for this particular day since 1966.
The blizzard dumped more than half of the average monthly snowfall on the Russian capital from late Tuesday to early Wednesday.
Moscow was gripped by the worst gridlock ever seen as unexpectedly severe snowfall hit the Russian capital on Christmas day, literally paralyzing the city. Police registered up to 500 road accidents an hour and 200 flights were delayed.
The longest traffic jam stretched 60 kilometers, or over 37 miles, Russia’s online road traffic monitoring service Yandex Probki (Yandex traffic jam), reported.
Yandex rates jams from 0 to 10 points.
“Guys, remember this historic day. It is the first time when 10 point was reached so early and for so long. It has been like that for 7 hours already. More is to come,” Yandex spokeswoman Elina Staviskaya posted on Facebook.
– Mystery fog, ‘toxic’ sulfur odor covers Moscow (VIDEO) (RT, Nov 10, 2014):
A massive cloud smelling like ‘hell’ sparked a widespread panic in Moscow. Residents were afraid of a toxic gas after warnings to stay indoors.
The source of the rotten eggs smell turned out to be a leak from a sulfur dioxide processing facility at an oil refinery in Moscow, the Emergencies Ministry confirmed.
The city’s ecology watchdog and the Emergencies Ministry said that the level of hydrogen sulfide was over the permitted level for a short period of time, while the levels of sulfur dioxide remained within the norm. The two gases are byproducts of oil processing.
The smell created a wave of panic on local social media.
– Heaviest November snow storm in 50 YEARS in Moscow (ZeroHedge, Nov 6, 2014):
Large, early snowstorm disrupts flights and creates havoc on the roads.
Yelena Temakina, chief of the forecast department at Moscow’s Meteorological Office, said 20 cm (8 inches) of snow had fallen in 24 hours.
Moscow’s City Hall said it expects the snowstorm, due to continue at least until Friday morning, to be the biggest in November in 50 years.
– Snowfall headed for Moscow this weekend (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):
This weather is what we would normally expect on the tenth of November.
Russians could have to deal with a series of snowfalls, reported newspaper Gazeta.
“On October 17, cold air will flow into the capital region with north-east winds, reducing the thermometer: up to four degrees in the capital and minus four in the Moscow region. North and north-east of the region might see some wet snow”, said news agency Moskva.
After the weekend, temperatures will continue to drop.
– Edward Snowden Is No Longer In Moscow (ZeroHedge, Aug 9, 2013):
A shroud of mystery has surrounded American whistleblower Edward Snowden’s whereabouts since he received temporary asylum in Russia last week, but migration authorities have let slip that he is not in Moscow… “We don’t have these records. I don’t have any such information. He’s not in Moscow.”
On Tuesday, Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, said the National Security Agency leaker had registered his place of residence with the authorities, as all foreigners must do, but did not divulge the location out of concern for his safety.
– Desperately Seeking Snowden: Where In The Russian Airport Is The Fugitive Whistleblower? (ZeroHedge, July 6, 2013)
– Moscow Bans ‘Political Repression’ Protest – ‘No Such Thing’ (RIA Novosti, Nov 20, 2012):
MOSCOW – The Moscow authorities have refused to grant permission for an opposition rally against “political repression” that was to be held later this week on that grounds that there is no such thing in Russia.
– Russia Broadens Definition Of Treason (Financial Times)
Moscow police have discovered a brothel on the premises of a monastery whose abbot is thought to be President Vladimir Putin’s spiritual adviser.
– Moscow police ‘discover brothel on monastery premises’ (Telegraph, Oct 29, 2012):
Two women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution after seven rooms were found in a building close to Sretensky Monastery where sexual services were offered from 1,750 roubles (£35) per hour.
Father Tikhon, the abbot of the monastery, is said to be a religious counsellor to Mr Putin, who is a confirmed Russian Orthodox believer.
– Fire breaks out at central Moscow nuclear research institute (Bellona, Feb. 5, 2012):
A fire broke out on Sunday at a Moscow nuclear research center that houses a non-operational 60-year-old atomic reactor, emergency officials reported as Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom said the blaze had not been accompanied by any open flames and posed no threat of a radiation leak. Charles Digges, 05/02-2012
- Russia election protests: Putin plays down losses (BBC News, Dec, 6, 2011):
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has played down his party’s losses at Sunday’s parliamentary election as inevitable for a party in power.
Thousands of police and interior troops are on alert in Moscow, after one of the biggest opposition rallies in the city centre for years.
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Not for 2012. The big events will happen after 2012.
Whistleblower Phil Schneider, A Former Government Engineer, Has Been Brutally Murdered Seven Months After Taping This Video
Has the United States government been building large scale underground cities for 2012 holocaust survivors? Many believe a cataclysmic event will result in great devastation across the face of the planet. Will survival of the human race depend on the chosen few taking refuge in these subterranean shelters located deep beneath the surface of the Earth? How much of the TRILLIONS of dollars of “bailout” money (some of which the government conveniently tells us us is “lost”) is being directed to the black budget for final completion of their construction?
According to former government engineer Phil Schneider, at least 129 of these underground cities have been built over the last 50 to 60 years.
In this video Mr. Schneider describes construction of the deep underground military bases which are located across the United States. He also recounts how he was one of only three people to survive the 1979 shootout between subterranean aliens and U.S. military and intelligence forces at the deep underground military base in Dulce, NM.
This May 1995 lecture is one of only a few given by Mr. Schneider before his untimely death. Openly acknowledging that the dissemination of this information constituted both a breach of his security oaths and a major violation of federal law, he speculated as to how long he might be allowed to continue speaking out in this manner.
The unfortunate answer to his speculation came seven months after the taping of this video. Phil Schneider was found dead in his apartment with piano wire still wrapped around his neck in January of 1996. Some sources report that he had been brutally tortured before being killed.
Amateur video showing the aftermath of one of the explosions
At least 36 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow Metro trains in the morning rush hour, officials say.
Twenty-four died in the first blast at 0756 (0356 GMT) as a train stood at the central Lubyanka station, beneath the offices of the FSB intelligence agency.
About 40 minutes later, a second explosion ripped through a train at Park Kultury, leaving another 12 dead.
The FSB said it was likely a group from the North Caucasus was responsible.
The BBC’s Richard Galpin in Moscow says no group has yet said it carried out the attacks, but past suicide bombings in the capital have been carried out by or blamed on Islamist rebels fighting for independence in Chechnya.
| People were yelling like hell… Within about two minutes everything was covered in smoke
Live: Moscow Metro bombings In pictures: Aftermath of attacks Profile: Moscow Metro A Chechen link to Moscow bombs?
In February, Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov said “the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia… the war is coming to their cities”.
At an emergency meeting with senior officials, President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to uphold the “policy of suppressing terror and the fight against terrorism”.
“We will continue operations against terrorists without compromises and to the end,” he said.
Russian shoppers have been served an uncomfortable reminder of the Soviet era after finding shelves in some Moscow supermarkets empty, a further sign that the woes of the financial markets have begun to affect the mainstream economy.
For a generation of Russians who queued daily in the snow for the most basic of staples, the symbolism of a bare supermarket shelf is so powerful that it could potentially destroy the reputation of Vladimir Putin, the prime minister, as saviour of the world’s largest country.
The shortages are not yet widespread. Even so, goods have begun to vanish from dozens of Moscow supermarkets over the past fortnight.
At a branch of the supermarket chain Samokhval in southwestern Moscow, a handful of shoppers pushed their trolleys through empty rows of shelves that once groaned under the weight of imported wares.
The deep freezes hummed, although there was nothing to freeze. Only a row of baked beans, a few jars of olives and sealed cupboards filled with vodka and cheap wine interrupted the void.
A top Russian official is arriving in Tehran on Sunday to discuss security, topical international and regional issues, the Supreme National Security Council of Iran said on Sunday.
Valentin Sobolev, acting secretary of Russia’s National Security Council, will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart, Saeed Jalili, and other Iranian officials.
Sobolev will be paying a return visit to Tehran following a visit by Jalili to Moscow in December 2007, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said.
Source: Ria Novosti