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I know everyone thinks everything is a conspiracy theory, but that’s what they want you to think. If you are not prepared you will be in a world of shit. 

I’m a prepper and a survivalist and have been for years. I could leave with my 70ltr rucksack and survive in the forest. I do it once a month to keep on top of an ever-changing environment. 

I’ve been talking about food shortages for 3 years. I’ve seen signs here and there, but in the last 15 months, I’ve seen the blatant attacks on the food supply. 

Over the 15 months, I’ve seen the U.S decimate the food supply on an epic scale. Not one, but two planes crashed into two different food processing plants. Then I was counting the food processing plants that had fires, bird flu and contamination. Whatever they could do to stop the supply they did it. 

Over 6 million chickens culled, cows, dear pigs. 

Fact Checkers printed that these were unfounded accusations and that there were no food processing plants destroyed. So to show that they were lying, “ICE AGE FARMER” who I must say is a brilliant man, came up with a list of all the plants and anyone can now check it out. 

Here’s a list of the first 65 that have been destroyed or attacked or whatever. 

1 ➖4/30/21 Monmouth Smithfield Foods pork processing plant
2 ➖7/25/21 Memphis Kellogg plant
3 ➖8/13/21 JBS beef plant
4 ➖8/24/21 Patak Meat Company
5 ➖7/30/21 Tyson River Valley ingredient plant
6 ➖10/21/21 Darigold plant
7 ➖11/15/21 Garrard County food plant
8➖11/29/21 Maid-Rite Steak Company
9➖12/13/21 San Antonio food processing, West side Foods
10➖1/7/22 Hamilton Mountain poultry processing Plant
11➖1/13/22 Cargill-Nutrene feed mill. Lacombe, La
12➖1/31/22 Winston-Salem fertilizer plant
13➖2/3/22 Wisconsin River Meats
14➖2/3/22 Percy dairy farm
15➖2/5/22 Wisconsin River Meats processing facility destroyed by fire in Mauston, Wisconsin.
16➖2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas
17➖2/15/22 Shearer’s Foods Food processing plant explodes in Hermiston, Oregon.
18➖2/16/22 Indiana Louis-Dreyfus soy processing plant
19➖2/18/22 Bess View Farms
20➖2/19/22 Lincoln premiere poultry
21➖2/22/22 Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant
22➖2/22/22 Fire destroys Deli Star Meat Plant in Fayetteville, Illinois.
23➖2/28/22 nutrient AG Solutions fertilizer facility burns
24➖2/28/22 Shadow Brook Farm & Dutch girl Creamery burns
25➖3/4/22 294,800 chickens destroyed at farm in Stoddard, Missouri
26➖3/4/22 644,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
27➖3/8/22 243,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in New Castle, Delaware
28➖3/10/22 663,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, MD
29➖3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, IA
30➖3/14/22 Wayne Hoover dairy farm, barn full of vows burns
31➖3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin
32➖3/16/22 Walmart Distribution Center burns for 76 hours in Plainfield Ind.
33➖3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant extensively damaged in fire and new production destroyed Jonesboro, Arkansas
34➖3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa
35➖3/17/22 147,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Kent, Delaware
36➖3/18/22 315,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
37➖3/19/22 Walmart Food Distribution center catches fire in Plainfield, Indiana
38➖3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys destroyed on farms in South Dakota
39➖3/22/22 570,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
40➖3/24/22 Major Fire at McCrum Potato Plant in Belfast, Maine.
41➖3/24/22 418,500 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
42➖3/25/22 250,300 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Franklin, Iowa
43➖3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
44➖3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota
45➖3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa
46➖3/29/22 Maricopa, Az. Food Pantry burns down 50,000 pounds of Food destroyed in Maricopa, Arizona.
47➖3/31/22 Rio Fresh Onion factory damaged by fire in San Juan, Texas.
48➖3/31/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Osceola, Iowa
49➖3/31/22 5,011,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Osceola, Iowa
50➖4/6/22 281,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
51➖4/9/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
52➖4/9/22 208,900 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
53➖4/12/22 89,700 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
54➖4/12/22 1,746,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Dixon, Nebraska
55➖4/12/22 259,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Minnesota
56➖4/13/22 Fire destroys East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, New Hampshire.
57➖4/13/22 Plane crashes into Gem State Processing, Idaho potato and food processing plant
58➖4/13/22 77,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
59➖4/14/22 Taylor Farms Food Processing plant burns down Salinas, California.
60➖4/14/22 Salinas food processing plant
61➖4/14/22 99,600 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
62➖4/15/22 1,380,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Lancaster, Minnesota
63➖ 4/19/22 Azure Standard nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire in Dufur, Oregon
64➖4/19/22 339,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
65➖4/19/22 58,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Montrose, Colorado

As you can see, this is no conspiracy theory, and if people don’t start waking up, we will be in the crapper. Digital banking means programmable banking which means they can tell you where to buy stuff, what you can buy and how much. You go to buy a burger and it says “ sorry declined you have reached your protein limit this week. 

If we accept digital banking, that’s the end game. 

So what about the rest of the world? 

Well the UN/WEF suggest a fresh egg fried in butter is BAD and to be minimized, in favor of Lucky Charms and Honey Nut Cheerios (yes, seriously) as they are healthier for you more profitable and advantageous to the technocrats

This is a graph from the UN/WEF remember that the WEF are a private company unelected but somehow is controlling our governments. I know that the cereals mentioned above will probably have ground insects in them. As you can see from the graph, protein is to be minimized by cutting out meat and eggs. 

That’s their plan. Take away your meat, your source of protein. But we can’t live without our protein, so what will happen? 

Have you noticed on tv that they are getting famous stars to eat bugs and say how good it is? There is a reason for it. Let me introduce you to your new protein meals. 

This is not a joke. This is real. You need to start telling people because we are sleepwalking into the biggest trap in human history. I have bought a massive chest freezer and I have filled it to the top with meats. Also tins of spam, ham and corned beef. Then pasta and beans and tuna and so on. 

Let’s pop to Finland a moment. 

Grocery stores in Finland could have to take turns closing for hours at a time to reduce their energy usage this winter, the country’s grid operator told news outlet YLE on Sunday. With fuel shortages expected, Finnish households will also be told to lower their consumption.

According to the grid operator, Finland’s roughly 2,800 food stores will need to come to arrangements with each other over who will close and who will stay open if power is rationed in a particular area. This kind of agreement is especially important in rural areas to ensure that all the outlets in one town or village don’t end up shutting at the same time, YLE noted.

“ICE AGE FARMER” posted this next bit. I’m going to just paste it in. I hope by now that you are starting to realise that this is not a joke or conspiracy theory. This is happening and a lot of things you have been told are conspiracy theories, are not at all. 

OPEN SOURCE INTEL: I’d posted to @iceagefarmer that I’d received many reports of poor germination and other issues from corporate seed sources, and asked people to share what they were seeing.

Over 700 people replied. Here is a summary; huge thanks to Kate B. for reviewing, compiling, and sharing.  It paints an interesting picture of a uniquely difficult season.  Original thread here.  (How’s your garden doing?)

Just been through about 700+ comments from the US, Canada, Europe, UK, Sweden, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and beyond:

a) seeds are showing poor germination from a wide range of suppliers

b) those that do germinate and start to grow are doing so i) slower than usual  OR ii) are getting so far in their growth then dying (a bit like Tesco’s herbs unless you transplant into fresh earth!) OR iii) are growing well but producing greenery not edible produce, so poor yields

c) suspicion is also falling on contaminated bagged compost — many reports of issues here, some discussion around Grazon contamination

d) in addition, folks are noticing that store bought veg & fruit is not lasting, plus some is rotten on opening although firm externally

e) suggestions also being made about soil alkalinity from chemtrails inhibiting growth

f) some people raising animals are getting all male babies [!?]

g) sunflowers & other plants are being burnt up by the sun’s rays

h) there is poor growth/yield from fruit trees

j) plentiful complaints from folks that have been growing for 25-40 years that things just aren’t right with a degree of confusion as to the source

k) livestock feed prices are skyrocketing

l) many sick & dead animals around this year & dead birds found daily (Italy)

m)  too hot/ too dry/ no rain/ storms/ erratic weather with false forecasting

n)  absence of bees for pollination

p) cold nights inhibiting growth

q) abundance of pests & bugs at levels not seen before

r)  zucchini with zero female flowers

s) blatant chemtrail spraying with some warning of “cancer in the ground for gardeners”,

t) healthy hens stopping laying

u) pullets dropping dead at 6 months with no obvious cause

v) cooler spring so plants are a month behind

w) hard to get the cows/goats back in calf

x)  change in taste of store bought veg/fruit

y) salads are going straight to seed and bolting

z) overall poor germination & growth – a weird growing year,

Common phrase: “Never seen anything like it in 30 years”

Ok back to me! That is astonishing information. 

The UK’s not as bad yet, although we have had two fires at chicken factories. We will, however, start seeing the meat supply destroyed. 

Australia will have foot and mouth disease in the next few months and blame it on people entering the country. They’ll introduce foot baths at the airport and spend billions of dollars on this but never seem to have money for our well-being. 

The foot and mouth will probably be a lie and government officials will claim that farmers’ cattle have foot and mouth and order them all to be destroyed. 

This may well happen all around the world, even though foot and mouth have been eradicated from the U.S and the UK, whilst Australia has never had anything like that. 

So as the split-hoofed animals are destroyed, the price of meat will climb up in price to a point where not many can afford it. Then slowly the meat will stop and that’s what they want to remove. And thats where we turn to bugs for protein. 

Let’s pop to California 

California announces plan to charge landowners for their own water

It’s not satire — it’s Agenda 2030 perfect awareness of all resources and economic activity.

California has announced to landowners that they now are going to be billed for the water they take out of their own wells, on their own land.  Hundreds of dollars in fees are looming, with 25% penalties for those who don’t pay on time:

“Landowners whose property is within an unmanaged area and contains an operating ground water extraction well must report the volume of groundwater extracted from the well. The groundwater extraction volume must be reported as a monthly total. In addition to pumping volumes, reports must include the location of the well and the place and purpose of use of the groundwater. Groundwater extraction reports are not due to the state water board until February 1, 2023. However, if you are required to report, the report must include pumping volumes for each month between the date of receipt of this letter and September 30, 2022.”

U.S. cattle producers are sending higher numbers of breeding stock to the sale barn, and some are liquidating their herds entirely, signaling a trend that analysts say will likely push already-elevated beef prices even higher in the not-too-distant future.

The latest cattle report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows the market has contracted to levels not seen in years, with total inventory dropping 2% to 98.8 million head since July 2021.

UN, World Economic Forum Behind Global ‘War on Farmers’: Experts

‘Agenda 2030′ development goals at root of sustainability policies that could lead to food shortages

The escalating regulatory attack on agricultural producers from Holland and the United States to Sri Lanka and beyond is closely tied to UN Agenda 2030” Sustainable Development Goals and the U.N.’s partners at the World Economic Forum (WEF), numerous experts told The Epoch Times.

Indeed, several of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly implicated in policies that are squeezing farmers, ranchers, and food supplies around the world.

It is noteworthy that Trudeau moves on the fertilizer reduction policy even as Dutch farmers are in the news worldwide protesting THAT VERY POLICY.

They WANT the reaction…

“Canada will be a third world country within a year…”

So whichever way you look at it, it’s coming. 

I hope you now see that this is happening and the planet is in danger. I have two little boys and I am so sorry for the world I have brought them into. 

So please spread the word and stop this tyrannical takeover. 

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AGAIN, MONKEYPOX, why? because you are being told bullshit.

it is not respiratory, coughing DOES not transmit; DIRECT contact is means of spread, breakage of pustules, and lesions.

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My opinion is different from Dr Alexander. My opinion and also so far unproven in almost 3 years, is that Covid-19 does not exist, never has and never will. And I can tell you Monkeypox is still where it belongs. In the Equatorial jungles. I have done extensive research and have found irrefutable evidence that Covid-19 is a manmade computer-generated code and that the virus never existed. Many court cases were lost by the Uk and U.S governments by not being able to prove covid exists. Also, the PCR test is not fit for purpose and is still being used at 44 cycles when it was supposed to be at 32 cycles so it is giving a 99% false positive and only 1% of cases are genuine. Although they are classed as genuine, the body has billions of dead cells which are like memories, if you have had flu, seasonal cold or anything like that in the past EVER it can find them and class positive. At 44 cycles, it will find anything. Any nuclei can be found, but to find specific nuclei would take a long time. 

It definitely will not tell you a variant. So to class millions of people as a Ninja, Omicron, Cuppa soup or whatever pathetic name they come up with is absolute bullshit. Why? Because you needed to be terrified into having a vaccine that is NOT a vaccine because a vaccine needs to protect against contraction, spreading and becoming unwell. These jabs do not cover any part of the definition of a vaccine including having a live or deactivated virus inside them because it doesn’t exist. 

The same goes for monkeypox. Did you know that the UK government had already ordered and received their monkeypox vaccines? Oh yes, many months ago now. So these were manufactured and bottled and labelled and shipped and delivered and stored BEFOREthe virus reach 50 people. 

America ordered and has received millions. 

There is no monkeypox outbreak. Please believe me it’s another fear campaign that will be all over the media. More censorship of the professionals because only the paid professionals can be heard. Fake pics of monkeypox victims etc. Propaganda and scaremongering. 

Dr Alexander doesn’t seem to know that Covid-19 and Monkeypox do not exist and so in my opinion has not thoroughly investigated Covid-19 or the Monkeypox. 

I do not insult Dr Alexander as many other Drs have done the same data. 

Two reasons it could be. 

One, they are just following the public data that has been put out by NIH, CDC, NHSX, NHS, or Government websites etc. 

Two

They are staying on the right side of the wrong side because there are more financial victims on the wrong side. These experts all charge and are never free. 

I, however, never charge or even attempt to make money. Unlike Drs and Vets and any other practice that has the code 

“ First do no harm 

I do NOT CHARGE Because I believe that everyone should save lives for FREE when it comes to global crimes against humanity! Especially that Dr Hilary Jones who is in my opinion culpable for crimes against humanity and mass murder. Help who you can and spread the truth to stop people from being murdered by big pharmaceutical companies and our governments. It’s hard to believe but it’s a reality, and if people opened their eyes, they would see it. “ Cognitive dissonance “ is a real problem for many people. 

So here’s Dr Alexander and his paidSubStack post for free

Written by 

Dr. Paul Alexander.

I am a COVID-19 Consultant Researcher in EBM, Research Methodology, and Clinical Epidemiology and I informally provide support to some members of the US Congress and Senate.MONKEYPOXNO sex, NO anal sex, NO abrasive physical contact if infected, no kissing, no semen transfer if there is rectal tearing or suspicions of this, if tissue is torn, micro tears in sexual intimate contact.I open this first to the GAY and bisexual community. I think with the COVID injection, your immune system is so damaged, so compromised, you are so vaccine injured now, that what we are seeing is really other latent or tamped down pathogen emerging. We all face this, those who took these injections and I beg of you, NO MORE! Tell them phuck off! Shove the jab up their assess! Tell your doctor, shove it up his or her ass! The lipid nano-particle platform (LNP) was very very dangerous (we knew to fertility and ovaries and sperm) and we have subverted the immune system e.g. NK cells, natural killer CD 8 + T cells etc.To the GAY community, NO skin-to-skin please, for 2-3 weeks broadly across the entire GAY and bisexual community, globally, especially in the US, Canada, etc. If we could have been locked down for over 2 years and which caused suicides, school closures where kids killed themselves, if we could have masked up and stayed in the basement for 2 years over the lies of COVID, if we could not bury our dead, now we have a real actual issue, a real virus that needs physical contact where infected pustules, warts, lesions on the rectum, on the anus, get broken during often sexual contact or petting etc. When the rectal wall is torn in sex, micro tears, happens even in heterosexuals. DO NOT simply make this ‘my rights’ issue and I can do with my body as I please’ and ‘oh, so you want to interfere with my sexual preferences’…no, stop that, grow to hell up! This discussion is not about your rights for your rights end where my rights to protect me begin. Your rights end where you place me and society at risk. So stop, it’s not a rights issue, this is your health issue and importantly, you being dangerous and reckless and causing expansion to the low risk heterosexual community. You can’t stop the anal sex for 2 weeks????My friend Green reached out and shared and I thought insightful so I am sharing: “Paul, I gotta say this again. You can’t distinguish monkey from chicken pox. Look at the spread maps that Tedros the Terrorist has provided. MP in heavily jabbed countries, zero in country of origination, i.e. Africa. What do you want to bet that most of this is a smokescreen to cover up Herpes/Zoster/Chicken Pox reactivation due to jab immune injury in an already immune compromised gay population?”Green is right, so open the mind for all possibilities for we are dealing with malfeasants here at CDC and NIH and WHO etc. Pure malfeasants.Now you can see the ineptness and malfeasance of CDC and NIH, people like Francis Collins and Fauci and Walensky, Tedros of WHO, people so dumb, so stupid, yet openly brazenly dangerous…GAY community, tell them phuck off, do not listen to them, turn off CNN and FOX, do not listen to Ashish Jha, he is a snake oil salesman. They have placed you at risk as they did in 1980s with HIV…it is time, it is time to take matters into your own hands and among you, designate some leaders and get them out there schooling in the media, in every forum, the community of safe behavior now…no, no masturbating from a distance, no sex with clothes on, etc. That CDC guidance was pure utter insanity.I am saying, NO eff in sex, none, for 3 weeks, all of you, no multiple partners…NONE…turn it off. Why can’t you have one partner then? Why all these reported orgies? What is this about man during this high-risk period? Come on, you are risking yourself, your loved ones, the society at large. And the COVID injection has compromised your immune system so we do not know what will happen post infection. I hope you know that the COVID injection you took has you very vulnerable to getting the pox virus as well as responding so this is no game. Fauci and CDC and NIH and Bourla phucked you and us big time! This can get very serious. We do not know the clinical sequela post COVID shot so you have to stop the sexual or any skin to skin contact.This is for your own good! This is about your GAY and bisexual community being responsible and helping protect the rest of society with a virus that still is relegated to your high-risk group. This is about understanding it is not about being GAY, it is that this virus uses breakage of tissue and infected bodily fluids to spread and even heterosexuals who are infected can transmit by physical contact if one partner is infected and there is breakage of tissue in the direct physical contact. This is not about targeting GAYS or stigmatizing.As you see, this COVID injection, this mass injection, vaccination had been disastrous and a failure. Any rapid mass vaccination campaign and roll-out that uses a sub-optimal vaccine (such as the COVID vaccines) that delivers sub-optimal immunity, and vaccinating/injecting across all age groups, and done into a pandemic, that is, in the midst of an active pandemic when we are dealing with a highly mutable and highly infectious respiratory virus, then this can only be a recipe for disaster and failure with generation of dominating infectious variant after infectious variant that overcomes the sub-optimal immune pressure (via a non-neutralizing vaccine and antibodies), increasingly infectious, increasingly vaccine-resistant (due to viral immune escape), and inevitably more virulent variants. What am I saying? What has Geert been saying and Mike Yeadon? It is the mass vaccination of the population, using a non-sterilizing vaccine, vaccinating into a pandemic when there is massive ongoing infectious pressure, this is responsible for prolonging the COVID pandemic and making it more dangerous. If this COVID vaccine is not stopped immediately, this pandemic will continue for 100 years and get very dangerous and we can threaten humanity itself. Yes, Fauci, Francis Collins, Bourla, Bancel, Walensky et al. and I include Hahn and Moncef et al., can and could have threatened humanity. And are doing it.

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Ukrainian neo-Nazi Karas (Group S14)

Ukrainian neo-Nazi Karas (Group S14), even before the start of the SMO, at the Bandera Readings, with his comrades-in-arms tells it like it is:

Key points:

✔️ It’s fun for us to kill

✔️ We started a war that the world hasn’t seen the last 60 years

✔️ Maidan was a victory for the nationalist forces. All this European integration and flags have disappeared, as well as this ridiculous agents.

✔️ There were 8% nationalists on the Maidan, but they did the Maidan. There would be no nationalists – all this would go immediately to the gay parade. This very well resonates with an interview with another neo-Nazi, who popularly explained that the civilian population does not exist for them

Putin’s speech blows the lid off the secrets of the Western world.

Putin's Speech Cover speech to world and Ukraine

Putin’s speech was delivered at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Plenary session on June 17, 2022.
It’s incredible on many levels.

Putin tells the world exactly what has caused the worlds conditions today. From printing money to buying up 3rd world foods.

Audio file of the transcript so you can listen to it here, or download and take it with you → Putin Speech at SPIEFAudio Player

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: 

“I welcome all participants and guests of the 25th St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

It is taking place at a difficult time for the international community when the economy, markets and the very principles of the global economic system have taken a blow. Many trade, industrial and logistics chains, which were dislocated by the pandemic, have been subjected to new tests. Moreover, such fundamental business notions as business reputation, the inviolability of property and trust in global currencies have been seriously damaged. Regrettably, they have been undermined by our Western partners, who have done this deliberately, for the sake of their ambitions and in order to preserve obsolete geopolitical illusions.

Today, our – when I say “our,” I mean the Russian leadership – our own view of the global economic situation. I would like to speak in greater depth about the actions Russia is taking in these conditions and how it plans to develop in these dynamically changing circumstances.

When I spoke at the Davos Forum a year and a half ago, I also stressed that the era of a unipolar world order has come to an end. I want to start with this, as there is no way around it. This era has ended despite all the attempts to maintain and preserve it at all costs. Change is a natural process of history, as it is difficult to reconcile the diversity of civilisations and the richness of cultures on the planet with political, economic or other stereotypes – these do not work here, they are imposed by one centre in a rough and no-compromise manner.

The flaw is in the concept itself, as the concept says there is one, albeit strong, power with a limited circle of close allies, or, as they say, countries with granted access, and all business practices and international relations, when it is convenient, are interpreted solely in the interests of this power. They essentially work in one direction in a zero-sum game. A world built on a doctrine of this kind is definitely unstable.

After declaring victory in the Cold War, the United States proclaimed itself to be God’s messenger on Earth, without any obligations and only interests which were declared sacred. They seem to ignore the fact that in the past decades, new powerful and increasingly assertive centres have been formed. Each of them develops its own political system and public institutions according to its own model of economic growth and, naturally, has the right to protect them and to secure national sovereignty.

These are objective processes and genuinely revolutionary tectonic shifts in geopolitics, the global economy and technology, in the entire system of international relations, where the role of dynamic and potentially strong countries and regions is substantially growing. It is no longer possible to ignore their interests.

To reiterate, these changes are fundamental, groundbreaking and rigorous. It would be a mistake to assume that at a time of turbulent change, one can simply sit it out or wait it out until everything gets back on track and becomes what it was before. It will not.

However, the ruling elite of some Western states seem to be harbouring this kind of illusions. They refuse to notice obvious things, stubbornly clinging to the shadows of the past. For example, they seem to believe that the dominance of the West in global politics and the economy is an unchanging, eternal value. Nothing lasts forever.

Our colleagues are not just denying reality. More than that; they are trying to reverse the course of history. They seem to think in terms of the past century. They are still influenced by their own misconceptions about countries outside the so-called “golden billion”: they consider everything a backwater, or their backyard. They still treat them like colonies, and the people living there, like second-class people, because they consider themselves exceptional. If they are exceptional, that means everyone else is second rate.

Thereby, the irrepressible urge to punish, to economically crush anyone who does not fit with the mainstream, does not want to blindly obey. Moreover, they crudely and shamelessly impose their ethics, their views on culture and ideas about history, sometimes questioning the sovereignty and integrity of states, and threatening their very existence. Suffice it to recall what happened in Yugoslavia, Syria, Libya and Iraq.

If some “rebel” state cannot be suppressed or pacified, they try to isolate that state, or “cancel” it, to use their modern term. Everything goes, even sports, the Olympics, bans on culture and art masterpieces just because their creators come from the “wrong” country.

This is the nature of the current round of Russophobia in the West, and the insane sanctions against Russia. They are crazy and, I would say, thoughtless. They are unprecedented in the number of them or the pace the West churns them out at.

The idea was clear as day – they expected to suddenly and violently crush the Russian economy, to hit Russia’s industry, finance, and people’s living standards by destroying business chains, forcibly recalling Western companies from the Russian market, and freezing Russian assets.

This did not work. Obviously, it did not work out; it did not happen. Russian entrepreneurs and authorities have acted in a collected and professional manner, and Russians have shown solidarity and responsibility.

Step by step, we will normalise the economic situation. We have stabilised the financial markets, the banking system and the trade network. Now we are busy saturating the economy with liquidity and working capital to maintain the stable operation of enterprises and companies, employment and jobs.

The dire forecasts for the prospects of the Russian economy, which were made in early spring, have not materialised. It is clear why this propaganda campaign was fuelled and all the predictions of the dollar at 200 rubles and the collapse of our economy were made. This was and remains an instrument in an information struggle and a factor of psychological influence on Russian society and domestic business circles.

Incidentally, some of our analysts gave in to this external pressure and based their forecasts on the inevitable collapse of the Russian economy and a critical weakening of the national currency – the ruble.

Real life has belied these predictions. However, I would like to emphasise that to continue being successful, we must be explicitly honest and realistic in assessing the situation, be independent in reaching conclusions, and of course, have a can-do spirit, which is very important. We are strong people and can deal with any challenge. Like our predecessors, we can resolve any task. The entire thousand-year history of our country bears this out.

Within just three months of the massive package of sanctions, we have suppressed inflation rate spikes. As you know, after peaking at 17.8 percent, inflation now stands at 16.7 percent and continues dropping. This economic dynamic is being stabilised, and state finances are now sustainable. I will compare this to other regions further on. Yes, even this figure is too much for us – 16.7 percent is high inflation. We must and will work on this and, I am sure, we will achieve a positive result.

After the first five months of this year, the federal budget has a surplus of 1.5 trillion rubles and the consolidated budget – a surplus of 3.3 trillion rubles. In May alone, the federal budget surplus reached almost half a trillion rubles, surpassing the figure for May 2021 more than four times over.

Today, our job us to create conditions for building up production and increasing supply in the domestic market, as well as restoring demand and bank financing in the economy commensurately with the growth in supply.

I mentioned that we have taken measures to reestablish the floating assets of companies. In most sectors, businesses have received the right to suspend insurance premiums for the second quarter of the year. Industrial companies have even more opportunities – they will be able to delay them through the third quarter as well. In effect, this is like getting an interest-free loan from the state.

In the future, companies will not have to pay delayed insurance premiums in a single payment. They will be able to pay them in equal installments over 12 months, starting in June next year.

Next. As of May the subsidised mortgage rate has been reduced. It is now 9 percent, while the programme has been extended till the end of the year. As I have mentioned, the programme is aimed at helping Russians improve their housing situation, while supporting the home building industry and related industries that employ millions of people.

Following a spike this spring, interest rates have been gradually coming down, as the Central Bank lowers the key rate. I believe that that this allows the subsidised mortgage rate to be further cut to 7 percent.

What is important here? The programme will last until the end of the year without change. It means that our fellow Russians seeking to improve their living conditions should take advantage of the subsidy before the end of the year.

The lending cap will not change either, at 12 million roubles for Moscow and St Petersburg and 6 million for the rest of Russia.

I should add that we must make long-term loans for businesses more accessible. The focus must shift from budget subsidies for businesses to bank lending as a means to spur business activity.

We need to support this. We will allocate 120 billion rubles from the National Wealth Fund to build up the capacity of the VEB Project Financing Factory. This will provide for additional lending to much-needed initiatives and projects worth around half a trillion roubles.

Colleagues,

Once again, the economic blitzkrieg against Russia was doomed to fail from the beginning. Sanctions as a weapon have proved in recent years to be a double-edged sword damaging their advocates and architects just as much, if not more.

I am not talking about the repercussions we see clearly today. We know that European leaders informally, so to say, furtively, discuss the very concerning possibility of sanctions being levelled not at Russia, but at any undesirable nation, and ultimately anyone including the EU and European companies.

So far this is not the case, but European politicians have already dealt their economies a serious blow all by themselves. We see social and economic problems worsening in Europe, and in the US as well, food, electricity and fuel prices rising, with quality of life in Europe falling and companies losing their market edge.

According to experts, the EU’s direct, calculable losses from the sanctions fever could exceed $400 billion this year. This is the price of the decisions that are far removed from reality and contradict common sense.

These outlays fall directly on the shoulders of people and companies in the EU. The inflation rate in some Eurozone countries has exceeded 20 percent. I mentioned inflation in Russia, but the Eurozone countries are not conducting special military operations, yet the inflation rate in some of them has reached 20 percent. Inflation in the United States is also unacceptable, the highest in the past 40 years.

Of course, inflation in Russia is also in the double digits so far. However, we have adjusted social benefits and pensions to inflation, and increased the minimum and subsistence wages, thereby protecting the most vulnerable groups of the population. At the same time, high interest rates have helped people keep their savings in the Russian banking system.

Businesspeople know, of course, that a high key rate clearly slows economic development. But it is a boon for the people in most cases. They have reinvested a substantial amount of money in banks due to higher interest rates.

This is our main difference from the EU countries, where rising inflation is directly reducing the real incomes of the people and eating up their savings, and the current manifestations of the crisis are affecting, above all, low-income groups.

The growing outlays of European companies and the loss of the Russian market will have lasting negative effects. The obvious result of this will be the loss of global competitiveness and a system-wide decline in the European economies’ pace of growth for years to come.

Taken together, this will aggravate the deep-seated problems of European societies. Yes, we have many problems as well, yet I have to speak about Europe now because they are pointing the finger at us although they have enough of their own problems. I mentioned this at Davos. A direct result of the European politicians’ actions and events this year will be the further growth of inequality in these countries, which will, in turn, split their societies still more, and the point at issue is not only the well-being but also the value orientation of various groups in these societies.

Indeed, these differences are being suppressed and swept under the rug. Frankly, the democratic procedures and elections in Europe and the forces that come to power look like a front, because almost identical political parties come and go, while deep down things remain the same. The real interests of people and national businesses are being pushed further and further to the periphery.

Such a disconnect from reality and the demands of society will inevitably lead to a surge in populism and extremist and radical movements, major socioeconomic changes, degradation and a change of elites in the short term. As you can see, traditional parties lose all the time. New entities are coming to the surface, but they have little chance for survival if they are not much different from the existing ones.

The attempts to keep up appearances and the talk about allegedly acceptable costs in the name of pseudo-unity cannot hide the main thing: the European Union has lost its political sovereignty, and its bureaucratic elites are dancing to someone else’s tune, doing everything they are told from on high and hurting their own people, economies, and businesses.

There are other critically important matters here. The worsening of the global economic situation is not a recent development. I will now go over things that I believe are extremely important. What is happening now does not stem from what happened during recent months, of course not. Moreover, it is not the result of the special military operation carried out by Russia in Donbass. Saying so is an unconcealed, deliberate distortion of the facts.

Surging inflation in product and commodity markets had become a fact of life long before the events of this year. The world has been driven into this situation, little by little, by many years of irresponsible macroeconomic policies pursued by the G7 countries, including uncontrolled emission and accumulation of unsecured debt. These processes intensified with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, when supply and demand for goods and services drastically fell on a global scale.

This begs the question: what does our military operation in Donbass have to do with this? Nothing whatsoever.

Because they could not or would not devise any other recipes, the governments of the leading Western economies simply accelerated their money-printing machines. Such a simple way to make up for unprecedented budget deficits.

I have already cited this figure: over the past two years, the money supply in the United States has grown by more than 38 percent.Previously, a similar rise took decades, but now it grew by 38 percent or 5.9 trillion dollars in two years. By comparison, only a few countries have a bigger gross domestic product.

The EU’s money supply has also increased dramatically over this period. It grew by about 20 percent, or 2.5 trillion euros.

Lately, I have been hearing more and more about the so-called – please excuse me, I really would not like to do this here, even mention my own name in this regard, but I cannot help it – we all hear about the so-called ‘Putin inflation’ in the West. When I see this, I wonder who they expect would buy this nonsense – people who cannot read or write, maybe. Anyone literate enough to read would understand what is actually happening.

Russia, our actions to liberate Donbass have absolutely nothing to do with this. The rising prices, accelerating inflation, shortages of food and fuel, petrol, and problems in the energy sector are the result of system-wide errors the current US administration and European bureaucracy have made in their economic policies. That is where the reasons are, and only there.

I will mention our operation, too: yes, it could have contributed to the trend, but the root cause is precisely this – their erroneous economic policies. In fact, the operation we launched in Donbass is a lifeline they are grabbing at to be able to blame their own miscalculations on others, in this case, on Russia. But everyone who has at least completed primary school would understand the true reasons for today’s situation.

So, they printed more money, and then what? Where did all that money go? It was obviously used to pay for goods and services outside Western countries – this is where the newly-printed money flowed. They literally began to clean out, to wipe out global markets. Naturally, no one thought about the interests of other states, including the poorest ones. They were left with scraps, as they say, and even that at exorbitant prices.

While at the end of 2019, imports of goods to the United States amounted to about 250 billion dollars a month, by now, it has grown to 350 billion. It is noteworthy that the growth was 40 percent – exactly in proportion to the unsecured money supply printed in recent years. They printed and distributed money, and used it to wipe out goods from third countries’ markets.

This is what I would like to add. For a long time, the United States was a big food supplier in the world market. It was proud, and with good reason, of its achievements, its agriculture and farming traditions. By the way, this is an example for many of us, too. But today, America’s role has changed drastically. It has turned from a net exporter of food into a net importer. Loosely speaking, it is printing money and pulling commodity flows its way, buying food products all over the world.

The European Union is building up imports even faster. Obviously, such a sharp increase in demand that is not covered by the supply of goods has triggered a wave of shortages and global inflation. This is where this global inflation originates. In the past couple of years, practically everything – raw materials, consumer goods and particularly food products – has become more expensive all over the world.

Yes, of course, these countries, including the United States continue importing goods, but the balance between exports and imports has been reversed. I believe imports exceed exports by some 17 billion. This is the whole problem.

According to the UN, in February 2022, the food price index was 50 percent higher than in May 2020, while the composite raw materials index has doubled over this period.

Under the cloud of inflation, many developing nations are asking a good question: why exchange goods for dollars and euros that are losing value right before our eyes? The conclusion suggests itself: the economy of mythical entities is inevitably being replaced by the economy of real values and assets.

According to the IMF, global currency reserves are at $7.1 trillion and 2.5 trillion euros now. These reserves are devalued at an annual rate of about 8 percent. Moreover, they can be confiscated or stolen any time if the United States dislikes something in the policy of the states involved. I think this has become a very real threat for many countries that keep their gold and foreign exchange reserves in these currencies.

According to analyst estimates, and this is an objective analysis, a conversion of global reserves will begin just because there is no room for them with such shortages. They will be converted from weakening currencies into real resources like food, energy commodities and other raw materials. Other countries will be doing this, of course. Obviously, this process will further fuel global dollar inflation.

As for Europe, their failed energy policy, blindly staking everything on renewables and spot supplies of natural gas, which have caused energy price increases since the third quarter of last year – again, long before the operation in Donbass – have also exacerbated price hikes. We have absolutely nothing to do with this. It was due to their own actions that prices have gone through the roof, and now they are once again looking for somebody to blame.

Not only did the West’s miscalculations affect the net cost of goods and services but they also resulted in decreased fertiliser production, mainly nitrogen fertilisers made from natural gas. Overall, global fertiliser prices have jumped by over 70 percent from mid-2021 through February 2022.

Unfortunately, there are currently no conditions that can overcome these pricing trends. On the contrary, aggravated by obstacles to the operation of Russian and Belarusian fertiliser producers and disrupted supply logistics, this situation is approaching a deadlock.

It is not difficult to foresee coming developments. A shortage of fertiliser means a lower harvest and a higher risk of an undersupplied global food market. Prices will go even higher, which could lead to hunger in the poorest countries. And it will be fully on the conscience of the US administration and the European bureaucracy.

I want to emphasise once again: this problem did not arise today or in the past three or four months. And certainly, it is not Russia’s fault as some demagogues try to declare, shifting the responsibility for the current state of affairs in the world economy to our country.

Maybe it would even be nice to hear that we are so powerful and omnipotent that we can blow up inflation in the West, in the United States and Europe, or that we can do things to throw everything into disorder. Maybe it would be nice to feel this power, if only there were truth in it. This situation has been brewing for years, spurred by the short-sighted actions of those who are used to solving their problems at somebody else’s expense and who have relied and still rely on the mechanism of financial emission to outbid and draw trade flows, thus escalating deficits and provoking humanitarian disasters in certain regions of the world. I will add that this is essentially the same predatory colonial policy as in the past, but of course in a new iteration, a more subtle and sophisticated edition. You might not even recognise it at first.

The current priority of the international community is to increase food deliveries to the global market, notably, to satisfy the requirements of the countries that need food most of all.

While ensuring its domestic food security and supplying the domestic market, Russia is also able to scale up its food and fertiliser exports. For example, our grain exports in the next season can be increased to 50 million tonnes.

As a priority, we will supply the countries that need food most of all, where the number of starving people could increase, first of all, African countries and the Middle East.

At the same time, there will be problems there, and not through our fault either. Yes, on paper Russian grain, food and fertilisers… Incidentally, the Americans have adopted sanctions on our fertilisers, and the Europeans followed suit. Later, the Americans lifted them because they saw what this could lead to. But the Europeans have not backed off. Their bureaucracy is as slow as a flour mill in the 18th century. In other words, everyone knows that they have done a stupid thing, but they find it difficult to retrace their steps for bureaucratic reasons.

As I have said, Russia is ready to contribute to balancing global markets of agricultural products, and we see that our UN colleagues, who are aware of the scale of the global food problem, are ready for dialogue. We could talk about creating normal logistical, financial and transport conditions for increasing Russian food and fertiliser exports.

As for Ukrainian food supplies to global markets – I have to mention this because of numerous speculations – we are not hindering them. They can do it. We did not mine the Black Sea ports of Ukraine. They can clear the mines and resume food exports. We will ensure the safe navigation of civilian vessels. No problem.

But what are we talking about? According to the US Department of Agriculture, the matter concerns 6 million tonnes of wheat (we estimate it at 5 million tonnes) and 7 million tonnes of maize. This is it, altogether. Since global production of wheat stands at 800 million tonnes, 5 million tonnes make little difference for the global market, as you can see.

Anyway, Ukrainian grain can be exported, and not only via Black Sea ports. Another route is via Belarus, which is, incidentally, the cheapest way. Or via Poland or Romania, whichever you prefer. In fact, there are five or six export routes.

The problem is not with us, the problem is with the adequacy of the people in control in Kiev. They can decide what to do, and, at least in this particular case, they should not take their lead from their foreign bosses, their masters across the ocean.

But there is also the risk that grain will be used as payment for arms deliveries. This would be regrettable.

Friends,

Once again, the world is going through an era of drastic change. International institutions are breaking down and faltering. Security guarantees are being devalued. The West has made a point of refusing to honour its earlier commitments. It has simply been impossible to reach any new agreements with them.

Given these circumstances and against the backdrop of mounting risks and threats, Russia was forced to go ahead with the special military operation. It was a difficult but necessary decision, and we were forced to make it.

This was the decision of a sovereign country, which has an unconditional right to uphold its security, which is based on the UN Charter. This decision was aimed at protecting our people and the residents of the people’s republics of Donbass who for eight long years were subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime and the neo-Nazis who enjoyed the full protection of the West.

The West not only sought to implement an “anti-Russia” scenario, but also engaged in the active military development of Ukrainian territory, flooding Ukraine with weapons and military advisers. And it continues to do so now. Frankly, no one is paying any attention to the economy or well-being of the people living there, they just do not care about it at all, but they have never spared money to create a NATO foothold in the east that is directed against Russia and to cultivate aggression, hatred and Russophobia.

Today, our soldiers and officers, as well as the Donbass militia, are fighting to protect their people. They are fighting for Russia’s future as a large, free and secure multiethnic country that makes its own decisions, determines its own future, relies on its history, culture and traditions, and rejects any and all outside attempts to impose pseudo-values steeped in dehumanisation and moral degradation.

No doubt, our special military operation goals will be fulfilled. The key to this is the courage and heroism of our soldiers, consolidated Russian society, whose support gives strength and confidence to the Russian Army and Navy and a deep understanding of the truth and historical justice of our cause which is to build and strengthen Russia as a strong sovereign power.

My point is that sovereignty cannot be segmented or fragmented in the 21st century. The components of sovereignty are equally important, and they reinvigorate and complement each other.

So, what matters to us is not only the defence of our political sovereignty and national identity, but also strengthening everything that determines our country’s economic, financial, professional and technological independence.

The very structure of Western sanctions rested on the false premise that economically Russia is not sovereign and is critically vulnerable. They got so carried away spreading the myth of Russia’s backwardness and its weak positions in the global economy and trade that apparently, they started believing it themselves.

While planning their economic blitzkrieg, they did not notice, simply ignored the real facts of how much our country had changed in the past few years.

These changes are the result of our planned efforts to create a sustainable macroeconomic structure, ensure food security, implement import substitution programmes and create our own payment system, to name a few.

Of course, sanction restrictions created many challenges for the country. Some companies continue having problems with spare parts. Our companies have lost access to many technological solutions. Logistics are in disarray.

But, on the other hand, all this opens upnew opportunities for us – we often talk about this but it really is so. All this is an impetus to build an economy with full rather than partial technological, production, human and scientific potential and sovereignty.

Naturally, it is impossible to resolve such a comprehensive challenge instantly. It is necessary to continue working systematically with an eye to the future. This is exactly what Russia is doing by implementing its long-term plans for the development of branches of the economy and strengthening the social sphere. The current trials are merely resulting in adjustments and modifications of the plans without changing their strategic orientation.

Today, I would like to talk about the key principles on which our country, our economy will develop.

The first principle is openness. Genuinely sovereign states are always interested in equal partnership and in contributing to global development. On the contrary, weak and dependent countries are usually looking for enemies, fuelling xenophobia or losing the last remnants of their identity and independence, blindly following in the wake of their suzerain.

Russia will never follow the road of self-isolation and autarky although our so-called Western friends are literally dreaming about this. Moreover, we are expanding cooperation with all those who are interested in it, who want to work with us, and will continue to do so. There are many of them. I will not list them at this point. They make up the overwhelming majority of people on Earth. I will not list all these countries now. It is common knowledge.

I will say nothing new when I remind you that everyone who wants to continue working or is working with Russia is subjected to blatant pressure from the United States and Europe; it goes as far as direct threats. However, this kind of blackmail means little when it comes to countries headed by true leaders who know the difference between their own national interests, the interests of their people – and someone else’s.

Russia will build up economic cooperation with these states and promote joint projects. At the same time, we will certainly continue to cooperate with Western companies that have remained in the Russian market despite the unprecedented arm-twisting – such companies exist, too.

We believe the development of a convenient and independent payment infrastructure in national currencies is a solid and predictable basis for deepening international cooperation. To help companies from other countries develop logistical and cooperation ties, we are working to improve transportcorridors, increase the capacity of railways, transshipment capacity at ports in the Arctic, and in the eastern, southern and other parts of the country, including in the Azov-Black Sea and Caspian basins – they will become the most important section of the North-South Corridor, which will provide stable connectivity with the Middle East and Southern Asia. We expect freight traffic along this route to begin growing steadily in the near future.

But foreign trade is not our only priority. Russia intends to increase scientific, technological, cultural, humanitarian and sports cooperation based on equality and mutual respect between partners. At the same time, our country will strive for responsible leadership in all these areas.

The second principle of our long-term development is a reliance on entrepreneurial freedom. Every private initiative aimed at benefiting Russia should receive maximum support and space for implementation.

The pandemic and the more recent events have confirmed how important flexibility and freedom are in the economy. Russian private businesses – in tough conditions, amid attempts to restrain our development by any means – have proved they can compete in global markets. Private businesses should also be credited for Russia’s adaptation to rapidly changing external conditions. Russia needs to ensure the dynamic development of the economy – naturally, relying on private business.

We will continue to reduce administrative hurdles. For example, in 2016–2018, we imposed a moratorium on routine audits of small businesses. Subsequently, it was extended through 2022. In 2020, this moratorium was extended to cover mid-sized companies. Also, the number of unscheduled audits decreased approximately fourfold.

We did not stop at that, and last March, we cancelled routine audits for all entrepreneurs, regardless of the size of their businesses, provided their activities do not put people or the environment at high risk. As a result, the number of routine audits has declined sixfold compared to last year.

Why am I giving so many details? The point is that after the moratorium on audits was imposed, the number of violations by entrepreneurs – this was the result – has not increased, but rather it has gone down. This testifies to the maturity and responsibility of Russian businesses. Of course, they should be offered motivation rather than being forced to observe regulations and requirements.

So, there is every reason to take another radical step forward, that is, to abandon, for good and on a permanent basis, the majority of audits for all Russian businesses, except on risky or potentially dangerous activities. Everyone has long since understood that there was no need to check on everyone without exception. A risk-oriented approach should be at work. I ask the Government to develop the specific parameters of such a reform in the next few months.

There is another very sensitive topic for business, which has also become important today for our national security and economic resilience. To reduce and bring to a minimum all sorts of abuse and loopholes to exert pressure on entrepreneurs, we are consistently removing loose regulations from criminal law that are applied to economic crimes.

Last March, a law was signed, under which tax-related criminal cases against entrepreneurs shall only be brought before a court by the tax service – there is no other way. Soon a draft law will be passed on reducing the statute of limitations for tax-related crimes and on rejecting lawsuits to initiate criminal proceedings after tax arrears have been paid off.

Working comprehensively, although prudently, we need to decriminalise a wide range of economic offenses, for instance, those that punish businesses without a licence or accreditation. This is a controversial practice today because our Western partners illegitimately refuse to provide such licenses.

Our own agencies must not single-handedly make our businesses criminally liable for actually doing nothing wrong. The problem is this, and small businesses understand it very well – if a licence has expired, and Western partners refuse to extend it, what are businesses to do, wrap up operations? By no means, let them work. State oversight should continue, but there should be no undue interference in business.

It also makes sense to think about raising the threshold of criminal liability for unpaid customs duties and other such taxes. Additionally, we have not for a long time reconsidered the parameters of the terms ‘large’ and ‘very large’ economic loss for the purposes of economic offences despite inflation accruing 50 percent since 2016. The law now fails to reflect the current realities and needs to be corrected.

We need to reconsider the conditions for detaining entrepreneurs and for extending preliminary investigations. It is no secret that these practices have long been used inappropriately.

Businesses have been forced to cease operations or go bankrupt even before the investigation is over. The reputation of the owners and of the brand name suffers as a result, not to mention the direct financial loss, loss of market share and jobs.

I want to ask law enforcement to put an end to these practices. I also ask the Government and the Supreme Court to draft appropriate legislation before October 1 of this year.

In addition, at the Security Council, a special instruction was given to look into criminal cases being opened without later proceeding to court. The number of such cases has grown in recent years. We know the reasons. A case is often opened without sufficient grounds or to put pressure on individuals. We will discuss this in autumn to take legislative action and change the way our law enforcement agencies work.

It goes without saying that regional governments play a major role in creating a modern business environment. As is customary during the St Petersburg Forum, I highlight the regions that have made significant progress in the National Investment Climate Rankings compiled by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

There have been changes in the top three. Moscow and Tatarstan have remained at the top and were joined by the Moscow Region which, in a span of one year, went from eighth place to the top three. The leaders of the rankings also include the Tula, Nizhny Novgorod, Tyumen, Novgorod, and Sakhalin regions, St Petersburg and Bashkortostan.

Separately, I would like to highlight the regions that have made the greatest strides such as the Kurgan Region, which moved up 36 spots; the Perm Territory and the Altai Territory, up 26 spots; Ingushetia, up 24 spots; and the Ivanovo Region which moved up 17 spots.

I want to thank and congratulate our colleagues in the regions for their good work.

The federal government and regional and municipal governments should focus on supporting individual business initiatives in small towns and remote rural communities. We are aware of such stories of success. That includes developing popular software and marketing locally produced organic food and environmentally friendly products nationwide using domestic websites.

It is important to create new opportunities, to introduce modern retail formats, including e-commerce platforms, as I mentioned above, and to cut the logistics, transportation and other costs, including by using upgraded Russian Post offices.

It is also important to help small business employees, self-employed individuals and start-up entrepreneurs acquire additional skills and competencies. Please include corresponding measures tailored specifically to small towns and rural and remote areas as a separate line in the national project for promoting small and medium-sized businesses.

Today I would like to address our officials, owners of large companies, our business leaders and executives.

Colleagues, friends,

Real, stable success and a sense of dignity and self-respect only come when you link your future and the future of your children with your Fatherland. We have maintained ties with many people for a long time, and I am aware of the sentiments of many of the heads and owners of our companies. You have told me many times that business is much more than just making a profit, and I fully agree. It is about changing life around you, contributing to the development of your home cities, regions and the country as a whole, which is extremely important for self-fulfilment. There is nothing like serving the people and society. This is the meaning of your life and work.

Recent events have reaffirmed what I have always said: it is much better at home. Those who refused to hear that clear message have lost hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in the West, in what looked like a safe haven for their assets.

I would like to once again say the following to our colleagues, those who are both in this audience and those who are not here: please, do not fall into the same trap again. Our country has huge potential, and there are more than enough tasks that need your contribution. Invest here, in the creation of new enterprises and jobs, in the development of the tourism infrastructure, support schools, universities, healthcare and the social sphere, culture and sport. I know that many of you are doing this. I know this, but I wanted to say it again.

This is how the Bakhrushin, Morozov, Shchukin, Ryabushinsky, Akchurin, Galeyev, Apanayev, Matsiyev, Mamontov, Tretyakov, Arsanov, Dadashev and Gadzhiyev families understood their noble mission. Many Russian, Tatar, Buryat, Chechen, Daghestani, Yakutian, Ossetian, Jewish, Armenian and other merchant and entrepreneurial families did not deprive their heirs of their due share, and at the same time they etched their names in the history of our country.

Incidentally, I would like to note once again that it remains to be seen what is more important for potential heirs: money and property or their forefathers’ good name and service to the country. The latter is something that cannot be squandered or, pardon my language, wasted on drink.

A good name is something that will always belong to your descendants, to future generations. It will always be part of their lives, going from one generation to another, helping them and making them stronger than the money or property they might inherit can make them.

Colleagues,

A responsible and well-balanced macroeconomic policy is the third guiding principle of our long-term development. In fact, this policy has largely enabled us to withstand the unprecedented pressure brought on by sanctions. Let me reiterate that this is an essential policy in the long term, not just for responding to the current challenges. We will not follow in the footsteps of our Western colleagues by replicating their bitter experience setting off an inflation spiral and disrupting their finances.

Our goal is to ensure robust economic growth for years to come, reducing the inflation burden on our people and businesses and achieving the mid- and long-term target inflation rate of four percent. Inflation was one of the first things I mentioned during my remarks, so let me tell you this: we remain committed to this target of a four-percent inflation rate.

I have already instructed the Government to draft proposals regarding the new budget guidelines. They must ensure that our budget policy is predictable and enables us to make the best use of the external economic conditions. Why do we need all this? To put economic growth on a more stable footing, while also delivering on our infrastructure and technological objectives, which provide a foundation for improving the wellbeing of our people.

True, some international reserve currencies have set themselves on a suicidal path lately, which is an obvious fact. In any case, they clearly have suicidal intentions. Of course, using them to ‘sterilise’ our money supply does not make any sense. Still, the principle of planning one’s spending based on how much you earn remains relevant. This is how it works, and we understand this.

Social justice is the fourth principle underpinning our development. There must be a powerful social dimension when it comes to promoting economic growth and business initiatives. This development model must reduce inequality instead of deepening it, unlike what is happening in other countries. To be honest, we have not been at the forefront when it comes to delivering on these objectives. We have yet to resolve many issues and problems in this regard.

Reducing poverty and inequality is all about creating demand for Russian-made products across the country, bridging the gap between regions in terms of their capabilities, and creating new jobs where they are needed the most. These are the core economic development drivers.

Let me emphasise that generating positive momentum in terms of household income growth and poverty reduction are the main performance indicators for government agencies and the state in general. We need to achieve tangible results in this sphere already this year, despite all the objective challenges we face. I have already assigned this task to the Government.

Again, we provide targeted support to the most vulnerable groups – pensioners, families with children, and people in difficult life situations.

Pensions are indexed annually at a rate higher than inflation. This year, they have been raised twice, including by another 10 percent on June 1.

The minimum wage was also increased by 10 percent at the same time, and so was the subsistence minimum – a reference figure used to calculate many social benefits and payments – accordingly, these benefits should also grow, increasing the incomes of about 15 million people.

In recent years, we have built a holistic system to support low-income families with children. Women are entitled to state support from the early stages of pregnancy and until the child reaches the age of 17.

People’s living standards and prosperity are the most important demographic factors; the current situation is quite challenging due to several negative demographic waves that have recently overlapped. In April, less than a hundred thousand children were born in Russia, almost 13 percent less than in April 2020.

I ask the Government to continue to keep the development of additional support measures for families with children under review. They must be far-reaching and commensurate with the magnitude of the extraordinary demographic challenge we are facing.

Russia’s future is ensured by families with two, three and more children. Therefore, we need to do more than provide direct financial support – we need to target and direct the healthcare system, education, and all areas that determine the quality of people’s lives towards the needs of families with children.

This problem is addressed, among other approaches, by the national social initiatives, which regional teams and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives are implementing together. This autumn, we will assess the results of their work, review and rank the Russian regions by quality of life in order to apply the best experiences and practices as widely as possible throughout the country.

Prioritising the development of infrastructure is the fifth principle underlying Russia’s economic policy.

We have scaled up direct budget spending on expanding transport corridors. An ambitious plan for building and repairing the federal and regional motorway core network will be launched next year. At least 85 percent of the roads are to be brought up to code within the next five years.

Infrastructure budget lending is a new tool that is being widely used. The loans are issued for 15 years at a 3 percent APR. As I mentioned before, they are much more popular than we originally thought. The regions have multiple well-thought-out and promising projects that should be launched at the earliest convenience. We will look into how we can use this support measure. We debated this issue last night. What I am saying is that it is a reliable tool.

Upgrading housing and utilities services is a separate matter with a backlog of issues. The industry is chronically underinvested to the tune of 4.5 trillion rubles. Over 40 percent of networks need to be replaced, which accounts for their low efficiency and big losses. About 3 percent of the networks become unusable every year, but no more than 2 percent get replaced, which makes the problem even worse every single year.

I propose consolidating resources and launching a comprehensive programme for upgrading housing and utilities, and synchronizing it with other infrastructure development and housing overhaul plans. The goal is to turn the situation around and to gradually reduce the number of dated networks, just like we are doing by relocating people from structurally unsafe buildings or fixing roads. We will discuss in detail housing and utilities and the construction complex with the governors at a State Council Presidium meeting next week.

On a separate note, I propose increasing resources to fund projects to create a comfortable urban environment in small towns and historical settlements. This programme is working well for us. I propose allocating another 10 billion rubles annually for these purposes in 2023–2024.

We will allocate additional funds for renovating urban areas in the Far Eastern Federal District. I want the Government to allocate dedicated funds to this end as part of the programmes for infrastructure budget lending and housing and utilities upgrading, as well as other development programmes.

Promoting comprehensive improvements and development for rural areas is a top priority for us. People who live there are feeding the country. We now see that they are also feeding a major part of the world, so they must live in comfort and dignity. In this connection, I am asking the Government to allocate additional funding for the corresponding programme. Export duties on agricultural produce can serve as a source of funding here. This is a permanent source of revenue. Of course, there can be fluctuations, but at least this ensures a constant flow of revenue.

On a separate note, I suggest that we expand the programmes for upgrading and modernising rural cultural centres, as well as regional theatres and museums by allocating six billion rubles for each of these projects in 2023 and 2024.

What I have just said about cultural institutions is something that people are really looking forward to, something they really care about. Let me give you a recent example: during the presentation of the Hero of Labour medals, one of the winners, Vladimir Mikhailov from Yakutia, asked me directly for help with building a cultural centre in his native village. This was during the part of the ceremony where we meet behind closed doors. We will definitely do this. The fact that people are raising this issue at all levels shows that they are really eager to see these projects implemented.

At this point, I would like to make a sidenote on a topic that is especially relevant now, since we are in early summer, when Russians usually take their summer vacations.

Every year, more and more tourists want to visit the most beautiful corners of our country: national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves. According to available estimates, this year this tourist flow is expected to exceed 12 million people. It is essential that all government bodies, businesses and tourists are well aware of what they can and cannot do in these territories, where they can build tourism infrastructure, and where such activity is strictly prohibited because it endangers unique and fragile ecosystems.

The draft law governing tourism in special protected territories and regulating this activity in a civilised manner is already in the State Duma.

In this context, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we must figure out in advance all the relevant estimates and ensure that the decisions are well-balanced. We need to be serious about this.

I would like to place special emphasis on the need to preserve Lake Baikal. In particular, there is a comprehensive development project for the city of Baikalsk, which must become a model of sustainable, eco-sensitive municipal governance.

This is not just about getting rid of the accumulated negative environmental impacts from the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill, but about setting a higher standard of living for the city and transforming it into a signature destination for environmental tourism in Russia. We need to rely on the most cutting-edge technologies and clean energy when carrying out this project.

Overall, we will be developing cleantechnology to achieve the goals we set in the environmental modernisation of production facilities, and to reduce hazardous emissions, especially in large industrial centres. We will also continue working on closed-loop economy projects, green projects and climate preservation. I spoke about these issues in detail at this forum last year.

Consequently, the sixth cross-cutting development principle that consolidates our work is, in my opinion, achieving genuine technological sovereignty, creating an integral system of economic development that does not depend on foreign institutions when it comes to critically important components. We need to develop all areas of life on a qualitatively new technological level without being simply users of other countries’ solutions. We must have technological keys to developing next-generation goods and services.

In the past years, we have focused a lot of attention on import substitution, succeeding in a range of industries, including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, defence production and several others.

But I should stress that there is a lot of discussion in our society about import substitution. And it is not a cure-all nor a comprehensive solution. If we only imitate others when trying to replace foreign goods with copies, even if very high-quality ones, we may end up constantly playing catch-up while we should be one step ahead and create our own competitive technologies, goods and services that can become new global standards.

If you remember, Sergei Korolyov did not just copy or locally upgrade captured rocket technology. He focused on the future and proposed a unique plan to develop the R-7 rocket. He paved the path to space for humankind and in fact set a standard for the entire world, for decades ahead.

Proactively – this is how founders of many Soviet research programmes worked at the time. And today, building on that groundwork, our designers continue to make progress and show their worth. It is thanks to them that Russia has supersonic weapons that do not exist in any other country. Rosatom remains the leader in nuclear technology, developing our fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers. Many Russian AI and Big Data solutions are the best in the world.

To reiterate, technological development is a cross-cutting area that will define the current decade and the entire 21st century. We will review in depth our approaches to building a groundbreaking technology-based economy – a techno economy – at the upcoming Strategic Development Council meeting. There is so much we can discuss. Most importantly, many managerial decisions must be made in the sphere of engineering education and transferring research to the real economy, and the provision of financial resources for fast-growing high-tech companies. We will also discuss the development of cross-cutting technologies and progress of digital transformation projects in individual industries.

To be clear, of course it is impossible to make every product out there, and there is no need for that. However, we need to possess critical technologies in order to be able to move swiftly should we need to start our own production of any product. This is what we did when we quickly started making coronavirus vaccines, and most recently launched the production of many other products and services.

For example, after dishonest KamAZ partners left the Russian market, their place was taken by domestic companies, which are supplying parts for traditional models and even advanced mainline, transport and heavy-duty vehicles.

The Mir card payment system has successfully replaced Visa and MasterCard on the domestic market. It is expanding its geography and gradually gaining international recognition.

The St Petersburg Tractor Plant is another case in point. Its former foreign partner stopped selling engines and providing warranty maintenance. Engine builders from Yaroslavl and Tutayev came to the rescue and started supplying their engines. As a result, the output of agricultural equipment at the St Petersburg Tractor Plant hit a record high in March-April. It did not decrease, but hit an all-time high.

I am sure there will be more positive practices and success stories.

To reiterate, Russia possesses the professional, scientific and technological potential to develop products that enjoy high demand, including household appliances and construction equipment, as well as industrial and service equipment.

Today’s task is to scale up the capacities and promptly get the necessary lines up and running. One of the key issues is comfortable work conditions for the businesses as well as the availability of prepared production sites.

I ask the Government to submit key parameters of the new operating guidelines for industrial clusters by the autumn. What is critical here?

First – financing. The projects launched in these clusters must have a long-term credit resource for up to ten years at an annual interest rate below seven percent in rubles. We have discussed all these issues with our economic agencies as well. Everyone agreed, so we will proceed.

Second – taxation. The clusters must have a low level of relatively permanent taxes including insurance contributions.

Third – supporting production at the early, kick-off stage, forming a package of orders including subsidising the purchases of ready products by such enterprises. This is not an easy issue but I think subsidies may be required. They are needed to ensure the market. We just have to work it out.

Fourth – simplified administrationincluding minimal or no inspections as well as convenient customs monitoring that is not burdensome.

Fifth, and probably the most important – we need to set up mechanisms of guaranteed long-term demand for the new innovative products that are about to enter the market. I remind the Government that such preferential terms and respective industrial clusters must be launched as early as January 1, 2023.

On a related note, I want to say that both new and already operating points of industrial growth must attract small businesses and engage them in their orbit. It is crucial for entrepreneurs, for small entities to see the horizon and grasp their prospects.

Therefore, I ask the Government together with the SME Corporation [Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises] and our biggest companies to launch an instrument for long-term contracts between companies with state participation and SMEs. This will ensure demand for the products of such enterprises for years ahead whereas suppliers can confidently undertake commitments to launch a new manufacturing facility or expand an existing one to meet that order.

Let me add that we have substantially shortened the timeframe for building industrial sites and eliminated all the unnecessary burdensome procedures. Still, there is much more we can do here. We have things to work on, and places to go from here. For example, building an industrial facility from the ground up takes anywhere from eighteen months to three years, while the persistently high interest rates make it harder to buy suitable land plots.

Given this, I suggest launching industrial mortgages as a new tool for empowering Russian businesses to quickly start making all the products we need. What I mean are preferential long-term loans at a five-percent interest rate. Companies planning to buy new manufacturing space will be entitled to these loans. I am asking the Government to work out all the details with the Russian banking sector so that the industrial mortgage programme becomes fully operational soon.

Friends,

Changes in the global economy, finances and international relations are unfolding at an ever-growing pace and scale. There is an increasingly pronounced trend in favour of a multipolar growth model in lieu of globalisation. Of course, building and shaping a new world order is no easy task. We will have to confront many challenges, risks, and factors that we can hardly predict or anticipate today.

Still, it is obvious that it is up to the strong sovereign states, those that do not follow a trajectory imposed by others, to set the rules governing the new world order. Only powerful and sovereign states can have their say in this emerging world order. Otherwise, they are doomed to become or remain colonies devoid of any rights.

We need to move forward and change in keeping with the times, while demonstrating our national will and resolve. Russia enters this nascent era as a powerful sovereign nation. We will definitely use the new immense opportunities that are opening up for us in this day and age in order to become even stronger.

Thank you for your attention.”

Adam Townsend. M?

Seneca Mike Shelly Burger

BREAKING News from Ukraine

FM Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the BBC TV channel

🔹 We announced a special military operation after being left with no other means to make it clear to the West that it is engaging in criminal activity by dragging Ukraine into NATO, by coddling and doting on a neo-Nazi regime, whose president Vladimir Zelensky said in September 2021 (you didn’t tell your viewers about it, did you?) that, if someone in Ukraine feels Russian, they should leave for Russia.

🔹 Today, the Ukrainian regime is attacking civilians with your Western weapons just like they did in 2014 when the putschists came to power when the centre of Lugansk was bombed by aircraft and 50 people were burned alive in Odesa.

🔹 I think that NATO is a threat. We are told not to worry, that Ukraine’s accession to NATO wouldn’t pose a threat to the Russian Federation. With all due respect for our colleagues from the North Atlantic Alliance, I must say that Russia has the right to decide for itself what threatens its security and what does not.

An American mercenary called the situation in the Armed Forces of Ukraine “a circus” and “a madhouse”

Report by DPR

The Commander of the German Air Force called on NATO to be ready to use nuclear weapons against Russia because of Ukraine

If we want to have a secure position, then we need the means of destruction and the political will to implement nuclear deterrence, if necessary,” Ingo Gerhartz said at a NATO maritime symposium in Kiel.

Also, the commander of the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr urged Putin “not to compete with Germany.”

Militiaman from the Pyatnashka Brigade, Ervan Castel: “To fire heavy artillery at Donetsk,

when it is not one or two shells, but 100, 200, 300 shells a day, is a war crime, state terrorism.”

There are no military facilities in Donetsk, there are no hostilities here. When a military facility in a city is bombed, unfortunately there may be civilian casualties around that facility. But now we are not in such conditions.

There is not a single mitigating circumstance that could justify what Kyiv has been doing for the past eight years.”

The Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Rostov region reports a fire at the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery

Meanwhile, the media are publishing footage of an alleged strike on an oil refinery in the Rostov region.

According to them, the attack on the plant was carried out with the help of a drone.

DONBAS REPORT

Donetsk is under shelling again since the very morning

From 5 a.m., the Nazis began shelling the Petrovsky and Kievsky districts of the city.

By 10 a.m., towards Donetsk Ukrainian side fired

✔️ 7 152-mm calibre shells

✔️ 14 120-mm calibre mines

✔️ 56 155-mm calibre shells

“We have our own national interests, economic challenges.

As the head of state, I have to think about the security of the people,” Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stressed, speaking at the economic forum in Qatar.

The Prime Minister also added that Georgia is not the only country that refused to impose economic sanctions against Russia

German journalist on Nazism in Ukraine

‘Ukraine is clearly being ‘turned fascist.’ Mark Bartalmai is a German journalist whose opinion contradicts statements of the West. As a result, he is under investigation in Germany. This is what people like me are up against.

Trying to show that the Western media and governments are lying to you is hard and dangerous work which we do for free.

Watch his video below and see what this “ non-existent Naziism in Ukraine looks like. English subtitles.

The square of the Donetsk Republic appeared in Moscow

The corresponding decree was signed by Sobyanin today.

The square named after the DPR appeared in front of the US Embassy, on June 22 – the day the Great Patriotic War began.

The Commander of the German Air Force called on NATO to be ready to use nuclear weapons against Russia because of Ukraine

It looks like Europe want nuclear war. Russia has the biggest nuclear power on earth.

If we want to have a secure position, then we need the means of destruction and the political will to implement nuclear deterrence, if necessary,” Ingo Gerhartz said at a NATO maritime symposium in Kiel.

Also, the commander of the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr urged Putin “not to compete with Germany.”

Turkish cargo ship leaves Ukraine’s Mariupol after grain talks with Moscow: Ankara

A Turkish cargo ship on Wednesday left Ukraine’s Russian-occupied port of Mariupol after a round of “constructive” grain talks with Moscow, the Turkish defence ministry said, without specifying if it was carrying wheat.

“The meeting in Moscow gave its first concrete result,” the Turkish ministry said in a statement.

“Just a few hours after the end of the long meeting, the Turkish dry cargo ship, which had been waiting for days, left the Ukrainian port.”

Denmark offers fourth Covid vaccine dose to over-50s

Denmark’s government said Wednesday the country will begin offering a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to risk groups next week and all over-50s after the summer, amid the emergence of a new variant.

“Authorities believe the new variant is more infectious than the previous one, which is why we are acting now… to protect the most vulnerable and the elderly”, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told reporters.

She said those most at risk would be able to receive a fourth dose starting next week.

The Omicron subvariant BA.5 now accounts for 59 per cent of new cases in Denmark, which has registered more than 3.1 million infections since the beginning of the pandemic in a country of 5.8 million people.

Denmark, which paused its vaccination campaign at the end of April, said the campaign would scale up after the summer.

“Health authorities have recommended a revaccination of 2.5 million Danes in the autumn”, Fredriksen said.

The fourth dose will be offered to all over-50s as of October 1. Around 62 per cent of Danes have already received the third dose.

The Scandinavian country lifted all of its corona restrictions in February and has no plans to reintroduce them.

“Our strategy is a society without restrictions, that is why we need to prevent the illness” more than the spread of the infection, the head of Denmark’s National Board of Health, Soren Brostrom, told reporters at the same press conference.

He urged people with symptoms to test themselves and isolate if their test is positive.

This will be an endless Cash cow for the pharmaceutical companies.

Why monkeypox may soon get a new name

Monkeypox may soon have a new name after scientists called for a change to dispel stereotypes of Africa is seen as a crucible of disease.

The World Health Organization announced last week that it is “working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes.”

Monkeypox’s clades, which are different branches of the virus’ family tree, have been particularly controversial because they are named after African regions.

Last year the WHO officially named Covid-19 variants after Greek letters to avoid stigmatising the places where they were first detected.

Just days before the WHO announced it would change monkeypox’s name, a group of 29 scientists wrote a letter saying there is an “urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatising nomenclature” for the virus.

The letter, signed by several prominent African scientists, called for the names of the “West African” and the “Central African” or “Congo Basin” monkeypox clades to be changed.

Until a few months ago, monkeypox had largely been confined to West and Central Africa.

But since May, a new version has spread across much of the world. The letter’s signatories suggested naming this version as a new clade, giving it “the placeholder label hMPXV” — for human monkeypox virus.

Out of the more than 2,100 monkeypox cases recorded globally this year, 84 per cent were in Europe, 12 per cent in the Americas and just three per cent in Africa, according to the WHO’s latest update last week.

‘Not a monkey disease’

Oyewale Tomori, a virologist at Redeemer’s University in Nigeria, said he supported changing the name of monkeypox’s clades.

“But even the name monkeypox is aberrant. It is not the right name,” he told AFP.

“If I were a monkey, I would protest because it’s not a monkey disease.”

The virus was named after it was first discovered among monkeys in a Danish lab in 1958, but humans have mostly contracted the virus from rodents.

The letter pointed out that “nearly all” outbreaks in Africa were sparked by people catching the virus from animals — not from other people.

But the current outbreak “is unusual in that it is purely spreading through human to human transmission,” said Olivier Restif, an epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge.

“So, it is fair to say that the current outbreak has very little to do with Africa, in the same way, that the Covid-19 waves and variants we’re still being battered by have little to do with the Asian bats from which the virus originally came a few years ago.”

– ‘Stigmatisation of Africa’ –

Moses John Bockarie of Sierra Leone’s Njala University said he agreed with the call to change monkeypox’s name.

“Monkeys are usually associated with the global south, especially Africa,” he wrote in The Conversation.

“In addition, there is a long dark history of black people being compared to monkeys. No disease nomenclature should provide a trigger for this.”

Restif said it was “important to highlight that this debate is part of a larger issue with the stigmatisation of Africa as a source of disease.”

“We’ve seen it most strikingly with HIV in the 1980s, with Ebola during the 2013 outbreak and again with Covid-19 and the reactions to the so-called ‘South African variants’,” he told AFP.

An African press group has also expressed “its displeasure against media outlets using images of black people alongside stories of the monkeypox outbreak in North America and the United Kingdom.

“We condemn the perpetuation of this negative stereotype that assigns calamity to the African race and privilege or immunity to other races,” The Foreign Press Association, Africa tweeted last month.

Restif pointed out that the “old stock photographs of African patients” used by Western media usually depict severe symptoms.

But the monkeypox spreading around the world “is much milder, which partly explains how easily it gets transmitted,” he said.

The WHO will announce the new monkeypox names “as soon as possible”, its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The UN agency is also holding an emergency committee meeting on Thursday to assess whether the outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern — the highest alarm it can sound.

Don’t call him Boris – he’s not your pal, he’s a cult

I WASN’T particularly interested in ‘Partygate’, save as a symptom of the more pernicious evil of lockdown.

Nor am I anything other than amused by the typical and everyday Westminster self-indulgences, examples of which have recently included confidence votes, expense accounts, leg-crossing, the resignation of an ‘ethics adviser’ (which is sort of an oxymoron) and leadership speculation.

It’s all the usual political navel-gazing in which the protagonists don’t seem to appreciate that they are not political leaders, but bad actors in a particularly tedious soap opera. Albeit one which they force the rest of us to watch.

The last two years have seen the Establishment sew a patchwork of trivia. The UK political to-and-fro has confirmed a disengagement from a wider global agenda. From the globalist perspective, the obsessions of the UK political classes amount to little more than a concatenation of useful, localised distractions. Some of us see that as obvious; many are inhaling the sand.

The Field Generals and puppeteers of the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organisation smirk with condescension at the Captain Mainwaring manoeuvres of Johnson and his cohort of Cabinet mediocrity.

But there is one question – a significant one – which has been a constant throughout the miserable tyranny of the last two years: By what dark alchemy has Prime Minister Johnson suckered the country into calling him ‘Boris’? How has he managed to generate this expedient and fake familiarity with the UK public?

It’s all in the name.

Names – in particular Christian names – have an intrinsic philosophical resonance and etiquette which governs (or is used to govern) their application.

In the second chapter of his beautiful intellectual autobiography Gentle Regrets, Roger Scruton writes about ‘how I found my name, which he recounts as a genuine voyage of intellectual discovery.

He notices that your name doesn’t just allow you to be picked out in the world, but can shape both your response to that world and the world’s response to you. To change your name, to write under a pseudonym, to anonymise yourself – all of these involve subtle manipulations of how you wish the world to see you. Your name is a matter of constant review, he suggests.

To fiddle with your name verges on pride. It’s a form of manipulation. Manipulations seldom come without moral and ethical consequences.

You need look no further than the cesspool of social media to see this. People who can be perfectly engaging in ‘real life’ become proficient in the construction of alternative selves. The Clark Kent who sits benignly at the breakfast table consults, making sure the kids have completed the homework, his Twitter feed and is transformed into a malign online Superman.

Your name is precious because it is a gift.

And like all jewels, it requires constant protection. We now inhabit a world in which strangers feel free to help themselves to that gift. How many times have you met the following? A stranger, often in a position of some authority, reaches into your private life and plucks out your Christian name. Uninvited.

A civil society is one based on civility. Civility is a complicated thing. It involves varieties of intangible attachments. It requires manners. These are not matters easily defined, but because they are beyond the scope of language it does not mean that they are unimportant.

The point about manners is that they are felt, not codified.

The casual appropriation of the forename by a stranger is an act of aggression. It serves to unpick the settled order. Not because your name is private, but because it is personal. And it’s up to me to offer it, not you to grab it.

Johnson has reversed the etiquette and has made of the entire country a vulgar familiarity. That we call him ‘Boris’ (not that I do) has allowed him to develop a cult of personality, one which masks what I suspect is a deeper dysfunctionality. It suits him that you pretend you know him.

But you don’t know him. And every time you call him ‘Boris’, you distance yourself from the real Johnson and facilitate his slow-motion coup against the rest of us.

So next time you find yourself calling him that, I urge you, as we Irish say, to ‘catch yourself on’.

Our politicians should never be familiars. They need holding at arm’s length.

Dave Begley

News you need to know about.

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry

▫️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.

💥Kalibr high-precision sea-based long-range missiles near Chortkov in Ternopol Region have destroyed a large warehouse of anti-tank missile systems, portable anti-aircraft missile systems and artillery shells supplied to the Kiev regime from the USA and European countries.

💥High-precision air-based missiles have hit 2 command posts, 15 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.

▫️The following have been destroyed: 1 Buk-M1 missile launcher near Barvenkovo in Kharkov Region, 1 airspace control radar near Slavyansk in Donetsk People’s Republic, 1 target detection and tracking radar of S-300 anti-aircraft missile system near Krivoi Rog, and 2 batteries of multiple launch rocket systems near Zvanovka in Lugansk People’s Republic and Zakotnoe in Donetsk People’s Republic.

✈️💥Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 3 strong points and 25 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration. The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 150 nationalists, 6 tanks, 5 field artillery mounts and 10 special vehicles of various purposes.

💥Fighter aviation have shot down 2 Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian air force in the Raigorodok and Cherkaskyi districts of Donetsk people’s republic.

💥Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near Dolgen’koe, Kharkov Region.

▫️Also, 8 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Boroven’ki, Druzhba in Luhansk People’s Republic, Vladimirovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Brazhkovka, Bolshye Prokhody in Kharkiv region, including 1 Bayraktar TB-2 near Velikaya Kamyshevakha.

▫️In addition, 2 Tochka-U ballistic missiles and 3 Uragan multiple-launch rockets have been intercepted Kakhovka and Chernobaevka, Kherson Region, near Dolgen’koe, Sinichino, Kharkov Region, and Popasnaya, Lugansk People’s Republic.

💥Missile troops and artillery have hit 248 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, 21 command posts and 37 firing positions of AFU artillery units.

▫️The attacks have resulted in the destruction of more than 320 nationalists, 5 armoured vehicles, 6 field artillery mounts and mortars, 15 special vehicles and 5 ammunition and fuel depots.

In total, 201 Ukrainian airplanes and 130 helicopters, 1,188 unmanned aerial vehicles, 338 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,514 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 508 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,870 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,570 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are suffering heavy losses, and this could lead to a turning point in the conflict

Any way you count it, the figures are stark: Ukrainian casualties are running at a rate of somewhere between 6oo and 1,000 a day. One presidential adviser, Oleksiy Arestovych, told the Guardian this week it was 150 killed and 800 wounded daily; another, Mykhaylo Podolyak, told the BBC that 100 to 200 Ukrainian troops a day were being killed.

The sheer number – more than 20,000 casualties a month – raises questions about what state Ukraine’s army will be in if the war drags on into the autumn“, the MSM are falsely claiming that Ukraine is winning.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has authorized Russia to enter the country

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has authorized the entry of Russian troops, ships and aircraft into the country for humanitarian purposes from the second half of 2022.

Permission granted to participate in training, exercises, humanitarian aid operations and so on.

The country also allowed the entry of military personnel from the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

Arestovich threatens the West

Arestovich threatens the West: If Putin wins, then 500 thousand Ukrainians will fight for Russia and no one can stop this force

…if Putin wins. And 500,000 Ukrainian army will join the 1.5 million Russian army. Everyone saw how we can fight. And where then will the troops be able to stop this united force and plus Belarus?

Zelensky’s representative urged those “who still doesn’t understand” to start weapon supplies to Kiev as quickly and as much as possible.

“If we say we are for Russia, they will shoot us.”

Kids in Ukraine threatened by Ukrainian soldiers

A few words about the situation with mercenaries in the DPR

1️⃣ The US and Britain condemned the death sentence for foreign mercenaries in the DPR, trying to portray them as “Ukrainian military personnel”.

2️⃣ In Ukraine, they said they want to include them in the list for the exchange. It should be mentioned that two of the three convicts previously offered to exchange themselves for Medvedchuk at the rate of 2 mercenaries for 1 Medvedchuk.

3️⃣ In Moscow, the Western statements about the death sentence were called hysteria and the Kremlin advised Kyiv not to interfere with the work of the DPR judicial system.

4️⃣ Moscow does not officially plan to discuss the topic of mercenaries with the West, offering Britain and Co. to apply directly to the DPR, where the judgement rendered.

5️⃣ Britain has so far refused to connect directly to the DPR, as this undermines the policy of non-recognition of the DPR in the West.

6️⃣ During June, the mercenaries will be waiting for the results of the appeal against the verdict, counting on a mitigation of the sentence. They have 30 days to do so. There is also an option to file a clemency petition to Pushilin.

7️⃣ In case of refusal, they are threatened with execution (according to the law, in the DPR they don’t hang, but shoot).

8️⃣ Trials of Ukrainian war criminals should take place in the DPR before the end of summer. As the trial of foreign mercenaries has shown, they will not delay too long.

Ukraine shell citizens again. Two dead

The result of the shelling of the Maisky market, the rear of the Budyonovsky district of Donetsk, by Ukrainian bastards. Two dead and many wounded civilians. Artillery roosters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are unlikely to be captured.

The government is not testing drinking water for PFAS, which studies have linked to numerous health issues

The UK government is not testing drinking water for a group of toxic manmade chemicals linked to a range of diseases including cancers, while across the world people are falling sick and suing for hundreds of millions of dollars at a time after finding the substances in their tap water.

Known collectively as PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances), or “forever chemicals” because they are designed never to break down in the environment, the substances are used for their water- and grease-repellent properties in everything from cookware and clothing to furniture, carpets, packaging, coatings and firefighting foams.

When PFAS, of which there are thousands, enter the environment, they accumulate in soil, water, animals and human blood. Following a landmark legal case in the US made famous by the Mark Ruffalo film Dark Waters, a huge epidemiological study was carried out that linked PFAS to high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer and pregnancy-induced hypertension.

Separate studies have made connections between PFAS and miscarriage, reduced birth weight, endocrine disruption, reduced sperm quality, delayed puberty, early menopause and reduced immune response to tetanus vaccination. Scientists have also found that the substances can be passed from mother to baby via the placenta and breast milk.

On top of multiple class actions in the US, cases are being brought around the world. In Australia, two towns adjacent to airbases using PFAS in firefighting foam have been warned not to drink their tap water, and in Italy industry is thought to have exposed 350,000 people to the toxic contaminant. It is estimated that almost everyone in the world now has PFAS in their blood.

In England, the Environment Agency says PFAS is “ubiquitous in the environment”, particularly in its waters, making it unlikely that drinking water sources have escaped contamination. But unlike countries such as the US, where a nationwide testing scheme is underway, the UK government has so far only made plans to make plans to understand the levels of drinking water pollution.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says it takes “the risks posed by PFAS chemicals very seriously, which is why we’re working at pace with regulators to better assess their presence in our natural environment and their sources.” It says it is “developing its approach to managing risk from PFAS” but it is not testing drinking water.

Water companies do not routinely test for PFAS either. Instead, they are expected to “consider” just two restricted PFAS – PFOS and PFOA – in their risk assessments. According to Defra, there “have been no notifications of an event associated with elevated levels of PFOS or PFOA since 2005”. In Scotland, only PFOA is risk-assessed.

Dr Ian Ross, the global PFAS practice lead at the consultancy Tetra Tech, says the huge number of potential PFAS sources – from airfields and industry to landfills and car washes – make risk assessment very difficult.

“Water companies may need to perform a detailed assessment of many catchments considering a multitude of PFAS sources before determining that water from each catchment is unlikely to supply PFAS-impacted water,” Ross said. “This is more concerning now a new, lower, 10 nanogram/litre limit from the drinking water inspectorate has been introduced, which triggers consultation with health professionals.”

The industry group WaterUK said: “Companies in risk areas have monitoring in place to support the removal of PFAS, and other potentially harmful substances, to ensure drinking water is clean and safe.”

Even so, the drinking water inspectorate has only set the 10ng/l limit for PFOS and PFOA, and there are no limits on the wider group of chemicals. In contrast, Denmark has a limit of 100ng/l for the total of 12 PFAS, with lower levels proposed for PFOS of 3ng/l; Sweden has set a 90ng/l for the sum of 11 PFAS, and Bavaria has regulated 13 individual PFAS to a range of limits between 0.1 micrograms (µg)/l and 10µg/l.

The EU recently revised its drinking water directive, reducing the acceptable level to 100ng/l for 20 types of PFAS and 500 ng/l for all PFAS substances. The directive entered into force in January and member states have two years to adopt it.

It is not clear whether the UK will follow suit. Defra has said it will “consider the effect of the changes made to the directive” but did not commit to adopt it.

Dr Paul Johnston, from Greenpeace’s research laboratory at the University of Exeter, said: “We’re flying blind on this as a nation,” adding that the government had “had plenty of heads up on this from what has been going on in the US”.

He said: “It’s quite baffling why it hasn’t been done systematically if only to validate the risk assessments … you need to be able to back it up with real-world analysis.”

Dr Julie Schneider, of the chemicals charity Chem Trust, said: “People have the right to know if the water from their tap is contaminated with these harmful chemicals. We urgently need a full assessment of PFAS contamination in drinking water in the UK. Continuous exposure to PFAS may lead to long-term adverse health effects, and drinking water is recognised as one of the main sources of our exposure to PFAS.”

An outright ban on all non-essential uses of PFAS is under discussion among EU countries, but there are no signs that the UK intends to take the same tack. “Every year of delay in regulating these chemicals means an increasing level of exposure due to their extreme persistence and capacity to accumulate in the water and the wider environment,” said Schneider.

Responding to the use restrictions put in place on PFOS and PFOA, the industry has created replacement chemicals known as GenX, but researchers suggest these could be just as harmful to humans and the environment and could be even harder to detect.

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Gabriela Bucher, Executive Director of Oxfam International

take a look at Gabriela Bucher, Executive Director of Oxfam International say “Covid has been one of the most profitable products ever”

Dr Paul Marik, the 2nd most published Dr on the planet, speaks out about vaccine injuries

Ukraine’s press release about Joe Biden and laundering millions

European Parliament calls on Members of Parliament worldwide.

HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World

“In 1993, WHO announced a “birth-control vaccine” for “family planning”. Published research shows that by 1976 WHO researchers had conjugated tetanus toxoid (TT) with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) producing a “birth-control” vaccine.

Conjugating TT with hCG causes pregnancy hormones to be attacked by the immune system. Expected results are abortions in females already pregnant and/or infertility in recipients not yet impregnated. Repeated inoculations prolong infertility.

Currently WHO researchers are working on more potent anti-fertility vaccines using recombinant DNA. WHO publications show a long-range purpose to reduce population growth in unstable “less developed countries”.

By November 1993 Catholic publications appeared saying an abortifacient vaccine was being used as a tetanus prophylactic. In November 2014, the Catholic Church asserted that such a program was underway in Kenya. Three independent Nairobi accredited biochemistry laboratories tested samples from vials of the WHO tetanus vaccine being used in March 2014 and found hCG where none should be present. In October 2014, 6 additional vials were obtained by Catholic doctors and were tested in 6 accredited laboratories. Again, hCG was found in half the samples. Subsequently, Nairobi’s AgriQ Quest laboratory, in two sets of analyses, again found hCG in the same vaccine vials that tested positive earlier but found no hCG in 52 samples alleged by the WHO to be vials of the vaccine used in the Kenya campaign 40 with the same identifying batch numbers as the vials that tested positive for hCG.

Given that hCG was found in at least half the WHO vaccine samples known by the doctors involved in administering the vaccines to have been used in Kenya, our opinion is that the Kenya “anti-tetanus” campaign was reasonably called into question by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association as a front for population growth reduction.”

USA food manufacturing plants destroyed.

I have the facts, not the Fact-checker’s facts.

Before we start, this is Fact Checkers on google.

Social media users are sharing the claim that there is a planned increase in fires at food processing plants to purposefully create food shortages. However, there is no evidence to support this claim.

Examples can be seen (here) and (here).

Of course, these are simply coincidences. Just 65 plants in the USA alone. Not including the 2 trains that derailed carrying thousands of tonnes of fertilizer. One in Canada and one in the U.S. And a few planes crashed into a few plants too. But hey FACT CHECKERS. You don’t check, you just hide facts best you can.

Also the hundreds of millions of animals that have been culled around the world, pigs, boars, cows, dears and chickens from a variety of pathogens. Bird flu, wind flu and foot in mouth.

It’s amazing how many pathogens have hit the world’s food sources at the same time as fires, crashes and cyber attacks hit the same type of target too. Of course, the UN is ready to step in and save you with its protein alternative. Yep, it was already done and packed 12 months ago. It’s like someone has a crystal ball, the protein alternative is crushed up grasshopper, cockroaches and mealworms. They made the monkeypox vaccine 4 years ago too. I mean it’s like conspiracy theorists look for cures for diseases being made that are not needed and put 2 plus 2 together and get 4. But hey that’s just stupid talk, I’m sure this is all one big coincidence. Everything I ham publishing here is just a conspiracy of course. As I said, I was talking about the food shortages 3 years ago, I wonder what I was reading then? I can’t remember, but it may have been something along the lines of “ disrupt the food supply and get the UN in with those insects.

What? Why? Oh sorry. Yes, there is a why. It costs billions to feed, process and pack meat every day, and the amount of grazing land is phenomenal. But can you imagine how much money this elite would make if they were to buy shares in a company that has not touched its full potential yet? If I knew the name I would not hesitate to buy shares. Plus free up land and less food processing and fertilizer?

Anyway, I said this is all coincidence of course. Ukraine by the way is stopping the wheat from having safe passage along with Turkey. Russia has said yes and given safe passage but of course, Russia will be blamed again. You really should read my other blogs for the truth of what’s going on. If you have any doubt about the list of coincidental fires below, please feel free to contact them all

🔥An updated list of USA-based destroyed Food Manufacturing Plants


1 ➖4/30/21 Monmouth Smithfield Foods pork processing plant
2 ➖7/25/21 Memphis Kellogg plant
3 ➖8/13/21 JBS beef plant
4 ➖8/24/21 Patak Meat Company
5 ➖7/30/21 Tyson River Valley ingredient plant
6 ➖10/21/21 Darigold plant
7 ➖11/15/21 Garrard County food plant
8➖11/29/21 Maid-Rite Steak Company
9➖12/13/21 San Antonio food processing, West side Foods
10➖1/7/22 Hamilton Mountain poultry processing Plant
11➖1/13/22 Cargill-Nutrene feed mill. Lacombe, La
12➖1/31/22 Winston-Salem fertilizer plant
13➖2/3/22 Wisconsin River Meats
14➖2/3/22 Percy dairy farm
15➖2/5/22 Wisconsin River Meats processing facility destroyed by fire in Mauston, Wisconsin.
16➖2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas
17➖2/15/22 Shearer’s Foods Food processing plant explodes in Hermiston, Oregon.
18➖2/16/22 Indiana Louis-Dreyfus soy processing plant
19➖2/18/22 Bess View Farms
20➖2/19/22 Lincoln premiere poultry
21➖2/22/22 Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant
22➖2/22/22 Fire destroys Deli Star Meat Plant in Fayetteville, Illinois.
23➖2/28/22 nutrient AG Solutions fertilizer facility burns
24➖2/28/22 Shadow Brook Farm & Dutch girl Creamery burns
25➖3/4/22 294,800 chickens destroyed at farm in Stoddard, Missouri
26➖3/4/22 644,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
27➖3/8/22 243,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in New Castle, Delaware
28➖3/10/22 663,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, MD
29➖3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, IA
30➖3/14/22 Wayne Hoover dairy farm, barn full of vows burns
31➖3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin
32➖3/16/22 Walmart Distribution Center burns for 76 hours in Plainfield Ind.
33➖3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant extensively damaged in fire and new production destroyed Jonesboro, Arkansas
34➖3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa
35➖3/17/22 147,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Kent, Delaware
36➖3/18/22 315,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
37➖3/19/22 Walmart Food Distribution center catches fire in Plainfield, Indiana
38➖3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys destroyed on farms in South Dakota
39➖3/22/22 570,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
40➖3/24/22 Major Fire at McCrum Potato Plant in Belfast, Maine.
41➖3/24/22 418,500 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
42➖3/25/22 250,300 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Franklin, Iowa
43➖3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
44➖3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota
45➖3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa
46➖3/29/22 Maricopa, Az. Food Pantry burns down 50,000 pounds of Food destroyed in Maricopa, Arizona.
47➖3/31/22 Rio Fresh Onion factory damaged by fire in San Juan, Texas.
48➖3/31/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Osceola, Iowa
49➖3/31/22 5,011,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Osceola, Iowa
50➖4/6/22 281,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
51➖4/9/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
52➖4/9/22 208,900 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
53➖4/12/22 89,700 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
54➖4/12/22 1,746,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Dixon, Nebraska
55➖4/12/22 259,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Minnesota
56➖4/13/22 Fire destroys East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, New Hampshire.
57➖4/13/22 Plane crashes into Gem State Processing, Idaho potato and food processing plant
58➖4/13/22 77,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
59➖4/14/22 Taylor Farms Food Processing plant burns down Salinas, California.
60➖4/14/22 Salinas food processing plant
61➖4/14/22 99,600 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
62➖4/15/22 1,380,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Lancaster, Minnesota
63➖ 4/19/22 Azure Standard nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire in Dufur, Oregon
64➖4/19/22 339,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
65➖4/19/22 58,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Montrose, Colorado

Like I’ve said many times. Start Prepping now. America you have 5 months. Maybe more maybe less, but you’re going to feel it within 3 months.

Written by Dave Begley