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    AND the "ultras" are not guided by Moscow.....definitely not "soccer fans"....

    Sports Minister Says Russian Football Fans Could Clash Again 'If Provoked' | News | The Moscow Times http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/a...ed/572668.html

    The Chekist and nihilist Putin is giving his titushky -- trained, ultra-violent thugs -- their western European debut, attacking #Euro2016

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    "Independent" journo talks to Nikolai: Rus football fan & military vet who was helping wounded militants in Donbas
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7082531.html

    BUT WAIT...maybe Russia is using them to sideline the following deep and serious discussion on whether Russia will be allowed at all to attend any future sporting event....After stating publicly they are fully complying with WADA.

    Russia2016
    World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wanted to test 1191 Russian athletes for doping.

    38% negative
    4% positive
    58% avoided the test.


    Their soccer team tried unsuccessfully to avoid several of their players from being tested after their match yesterday as is required of all participants to the EM.

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    Social media open source analysis has ID'd one of the Russian "ultras"......

    Alexander didn't change much since then.
    He with a "New Russian Empire" flag in Ostrava, Czech Republic, May 2015.


    Five more being possibly ID'd as being from the fighting in eastern Ukraine.....social media is looking at their FB/VK accounts to confirm.

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    Sorry in German....German MSM carried a solid report on the Russian "ultras" yesterday.

    tagesthemen ‏@tagesthemen
    "Geplant und organisiert." @o_sundermeyer in den online-@tagesthemen zur Gewalt von #Hooligans bei der #euro2016

    Violence...planned and organized.......

    Sehr profunde Einschätzungen zu den russ. Hooligans in der Online Ausgabe von #Tagesthemen

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    Watch what Russian football fans back home think of the violence at #EURO2016
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36542662

    For Putin and Russians in general...it is always "someone else"......

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    Russian FM attempted yesterday to "protect" him by claiming he was an official member of the EM 2016 Russian sport delegation.....Paris did not "buy" the Russian FM's statements......

    Probably a surprise this morning to the Russians that Paris was in fact serious about tossing someone out of France.

    Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin - BBC News
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36546183

    Will be interesting to see if Russia wants to increase their attitude and risk the WC 2018 and be tossed out of France altogether OR tone it down?????

    Especially coupled with the recent massive rejection by Russian athletes (58% of 1200 with 10% being found to be doping) to do the latest round of WADA testing...which will end up in basically kicking Russia out of all international sporting events now and in the futures AND for Russia sports is all about "war".....ie "winning at all costs"......

    WADA says meldonium the performance enhancement drug was in 49 out of 52 adverse tests on Russian athletes
    http://www.unian.info/world/1377244-...-athletes.html

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    French riot police calls them "hooligans" or "paramilitary groups".
    But MEDIA must remain "neutral" again ...


    AFP news agency Verified account 
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    #BREAKING Russian fans jailed for up to 2 years for Euro 2016 violence

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    Russian Talk Show Host Drowns Out Russian Sportscaster Telling Truth About Fan Violence
    http://www.interpretermag.com/russia...16-2016/#14225

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    Violence aside, do not overlook that Russia is hosting the UEFA tournament in 2018, in Moscow and other cities. Plus the World Cup in June-July 2018, one set of marches are to be played @Kalinngrad.

    There is much more to play here.

    I know some UK papers have queried whether Russia is a safe destination for fans to visit; let alone if both tournaments should go ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    Russian Talk Show Host Drowns Out Russian Sportscaster Telling Truth About Fan Violence
    http://www.interpretermag.com/russia...16-2016/#14225
    We need a little humor these days.......

    Fascist France proves EU is run by Nazis by deporting famous #Russian anti-fascist soccer fan @Shprygin #EURO2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbfpo View Post
    Violence aside, do not overlook that Russia is hosting the UEFA tournament in 2018, in Moscow and other cities. Plus the World Cup in June-July 2018, one set of marches are to be played @Kalinngrad.

    There is much more to play here.

    I know some UK papers have queried whether Russia is a safe destination for fans to visit; let alone if both tournaments should go ahead.
    In a local Moscow newspaper they released photos today of what the Russian security forces for the games will have......an automatic CS grenade launcher capable of firing 24 rounds inside one minute....will be vehicle mounted....so the Russians are ready for a "sports war" in 2018......

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    Russians tourists should boycott France, say Federation Council member
    http://ria.ru/euro2016/20160616/1448820468.html

    After Russia has stopped tourism by their citizens to a number of countries due to Turkey and the sanctions....and now France...not sure where Russians can go on a vacation these days....
    Last edited by OUTLAW 09; 06-16-2016 at 06:47 PM.

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    AND sports is not a part and parcel of "soft Russian power" inside their non linear warfare........??

    Russian hooligans see themselves as Kremlin foot soldiers
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-so...-idUSKCN0YZ1Z7
    Last edited by OUTLAW 09; 06-17-2016 at 11:22 AM.

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    In German...an article on the use of fake social media accounts used to support the "little green soccer fans".......actually Russian troll factory "Forest Echo News" imitating fake news....

    Thema fr Euch? Fake-Accounts und geklaute Profilbilder: Troll-Fabrik heizt Hooligans an:
    http://wat.is/Yt8TUBAAy4fzDshC

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    French message sent directly to Putin......

    All three Russian men jailed in France for violence at Euro 2016 were leaders of official Russian fan clubs:
    http://m.msk.kp.ru/daily/26543/3559751/

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    Russia's football louts in #France - part of Putin’s ‘hybrid war’ against the West
    http://euromaidanpress.com/2016/06/1...ilshtein-says/

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    RUS media's new conspiracy theory: fights in Marseilles orchestrated by Ukrainian Nazis and (wait for it) Mossad. Makes sense.

    Many Qs about Marseille violence but I'm remaining a bit sceptical about this Whitehall view
    https://www.theguardian.com/football...tin?CMP=twt_gu
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    Putin encouraged nationalists to attack+intimidate anti-govt protesters. Same hooligans at #EURO2016. https://twitter.com/openrussia_org/s...47644919963649

    Russian trolls and Russian twitter bot networks are now using the hashtag EURO2016 to spread their info war comments via the net as they know the hashtag is being followed by millions of users.....

    New info war term...hashtag trolling......

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    Well it seems that the Russian Federation Olympic Team will not be at the Rio Olympics; taken from NYT:
    The decision by the International Olympic Committee effectively ended any hopes that the team, accused of widespread doping, can participate in the Games this summer.
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    Putin's spokesperson from today......

    Peskov calls the Guardian's article about possible Kremlin links by RU football hooligans, 'russophobic hysteria'

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