Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

by | Oct 11, 2016 | Headline News | 41 comments

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    The following report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge.


    In Europe, when it gets serious, you have to lie… at least if you are an unelected bureaucrat like Jean-Claude Juncker. In Russia, however, when it gets serious, attention immediately turns to the children.

    Which is why we read a report in Russian website Znak published Tuesday, according to which Russian state officials and government workers were told to bring back their children studying abroad immediately, even if means cutting their education short and not waiting until the end of the school year, and re-enroll them in Russian schools, with some concern. The article adds that if the parents of these same officials also live abroad “for some reason”, and have not lost their Russian citizenship, should also be returned to the motherland. Znak cited five administration officials as the source of the report.

    The “recommendation” applies to all: from the administration staff, to regional administratiors, to lawmakers of all levels. Employees of public corporations are also subject to the ordinance. One of the sources said that anyone who fails to act, will find such non-compliance to be a “complicating factor in the furtherance of their public sector career.” He added that he was aware of several such cases in recent months.

    It appears that the underlying reason behind the command is that the Russian government is concerned about the optics of having children of the Russian political elite being educated abroad, while their parents appear on television talking about patriotism and being “surrounded by enemies.”

    While we doubt the impacted children will be happy by this development, some of the more patriotic locals, if unimpacted, are delighted. Such as Vitaly Ivanov, a political scientist who believes that the measure to return children of officials from studying abroad, is “long overdue.” According Ivanoc, the education of children of the Russian elite abroad is subject to constant ridicule and derision against the ruling regime. “People note the hypocrisy of having a centralized state and cultivating patriotism and anti-Western sentiment, while children of government workers study abroad. You can not serve two gods, one must choose.”

    On the other hand, political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky quoted by Znak, believes that such decisions should be approached with more pragmatism. Such a recommendation is more likely to lead to an outflow of officials from the state, rather than allow the return of the children studying at elite foreign universities. He also warned of attempts to recreate an echo chamber such as that experienced after the failed July coup attempt on Turkey’s President Erdogan.

    But what he said next was more disturbing: “On the one hand, this is all part of a package of measures to prepare the elites for some ‘big war’ even if it is rather conditional, on the other hand – this is another blow to the unity of President Putin with his own elite” Belkovsky said. He adds that the Western sanctions launched in March 2014, had sought to drive a wedge between Putin and elites. In response, the Kremlin began to act precisely according to the logic of these sanctions. “But while a ban for having assets in the West is one thing, and understandable, when it comes to a ban for offshore health and education services, the blowback will be far greater, as it represents a far more important element of the establishment’s life strategy.”

    Ultimately the motivation behind Putin’s decision is unclear: whether it is to show Russia’s high-ranking oligarchs who is boss, to boost a sense of patriotism among the nation by sending a symbolic message that the west is no longer a welcome destination for Russia’s rich kids, or just a preemptive move of repatriating of any individuals affiliated with Russian politics for other unknown reasons; however it underscores the severity of the ongoing diplomatic crisis and just how significant the upcoming isolation between Russia and the West is likely to become in the coming months – unless of course tensions deescalate dramatically in the very near future – resulting in even greater collapse in global commerce and a further slowdown to world economic growth, which may ultimately lead to an armed conflict, whether regional or global, as the only possible outcome.

    Related: Nuclear War Is On The Horizon: “This Is Not Just Talk… Action Has Been Taken”


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      1. I need a DUMB

        Got the food and water but my basement isn’t deep enough


        • We All need one of those.

      2. I am breaking ground on a bomb shelter. If Trump wins Odumber is going to start WW3, if Hitlery wins she will. So my advice is dig,now!!!

        • If Russia uses nukes then they cant hide anywhere as all their industry will be destroyed. That is why nukes have NOT been used since Japan war.
          No one wins a nuclear war.

      3. Putin bringing these kids home to Russia makes it appear that we are in increasing danger of being nuked by the Russians. Not that I would blame them. It’s just that I don’t want to die just yet.

        • That’s right Circle the wagons, incase the psychopath Clinton gets in and then we can pretty much count on Nuclear War. Hillary could care less how many Americans are killed, all to get her marching orders accomplished which are just to prop up the phony, soon to be worthless, fiat paper IOU US Dollar. That is what this is all about folks. Nothing more.

          And Russia just signed a deal with Turkey to build a gas pipeline to Europe without having to go through Occupied FUBAR Ukraine. While Russia is building alliances, the Obama foreign policy Train Wreck, is way off the tracks.

          We need to lay waste to these friggin war mongers, dispose of every one of these psychopaths parasites raping our treasury and dumping blood with Genocide.

          Hillary for Prison 2016

          ~WWTI… The UN just voted to split up Israel into 2 territories. And they are waiting for Obama to sign the deal before he leaves office.

          I would rather see that the UN just kick the Joos Parasites off the Palestinian Lands all together, and let them be refugees, looking for a new host to attach their ponsi parasite schemes into. Hello Orkin man, bring the big truck this time. Lay waste to them while they are on the run. 75% of the worlds problems would instantly disappear. I want our $38 Billion in Tax payer dollars back home where it belongs, not funding Zionist terrorist.

        • 🙂 lol. really

      4. C.C.,at least you got a basement.In this part of La. if you dig you get a pond under your house,lol
        Maniac –out

      5. Maybe the Russians know that the SHIT the colleges are feed the kid is just that SHIT!

        Maybe Putin knows that Hitlery is going to win (cheat) and that she will start a war with Russia to destroy the USA once and for all. After all that is what Obullshit and Hitlery have had planned for years. Look what Obullshit has done and Hitlery wants to keep doing the same SHIT!

        Isn’t this what you do when you know a storm is coming. Even a mother hen will gather her chicks when a storm comes. I believe Putin is much smarter than a chicken.


        • DALE , If hildabeast wins the white house , we wont need a war with russia to destroy the United States .
          Putin can just sit back and watch it all implode .

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      6. Public Message to Pres Putin and the Russian People. Keep in mind sir, the American people are NOT at war with you or the Russian people in any form. It is our hijacked Government and the Parasites and Psychopaths are running the insane foreign policy. SO aim your Nukes or what ever you want at the phony diplomats, the Washington DC Cabal, The Chaos makers, the State of Virginia, where most of the war monger parasites live.

        The rest of the country are pretty good folks, just like your Russian people who want to live in peace and harmony. We are mostly European Whites, Christians, honorable people who respect the rule of law and other people cultures. We the people in the US are not the problem, and give us a chance to clean out the barn this election Nov 8th. If we fail, let it RIP. We will need to get our Revolution going to oust the POS Tribe and their puppet dopes wrecking ball Cabal. And we will appreciate any support you can assist in after Nov 8th. btw/ Trump is a good Guy, give him a chance if he wins. He will have a full plate to deal with. Peace is a priority with Trump, You guys can make some deals that will benefit Russians and Americans. Like ousting and wiping Hillary’s ISIS Proxy Army off the globe. Help us help you, help us. Thanks, WWTI…


      7. Please, check your sources twice, as the Kremlin has already denied of any such “recall”. Another catchy rumour.

        • And even if they did it would have more to do with eliminating spying by government workers passing on info to family oversees I would think

        • no offence but how did you check it ?

      8. Humm

      9. Definitely not a good sign. But then again I seriously doubt if the Rooskies worry about their children after starving millions of their own people down through history.

        • In retrospect, it could be he wants them all back so they can be handed a couple of magazines for when they pick up their fallen comrades AK.

      10. I can see ordering the parents to enroll their kids in the Russian school systems. It makes good political sense. What is difficult to see is “why the rush?” Why not let the kids complete the term? Then they could enroll in the Russian schools.

      11. At least he has bunkers for his people. what has the US got for us? You are on your own. Us preppers are a step ahead of the crowd.

        • Don’t worry Jim. They’ve got something for us! It will, at the very least, be bunkers WITHOUT the “ers” at the end.

      12. Wars and rumors of war isn’t this how the story goes.

        • Yep.

        • Correct.

      13. I find myself looking for some semblance of logic in all the inanities that fill the news. Forget the elections. They are surely a farcical scheherazade. I lived through the Vietnam and Cold War years. What is happening now seems more like “Wag the Dog” than it does during those years of tension and air raid drills.

        I cannot help but wonder. Maybe, JUST MAYBE something else is coming. Not Wikileaks, not war, not climate change, not financial collapse. Maybe this scheherazade is necessary to redirect the public from something much larger. A reason why Russia just completed a drill to practice evacuating all of their population (Moscow, at least) to underground shelters. Or why stories of underground shelters and installations have occurred all over the globe? Or why The NY Fed recently moved operations to Chicago for cryptic reasons involving a “natural disaster” (perhaps an asteroid-induced tsunami?). A reason for tweaking and recently testing the enhanced Emergency Broadcast System. A reason why there is suddenly all this talk about blasting rockets and now even people off to Mars. Why recent missions aggressively focused on flying off to and even landing on asteroids (kind of like the movie “Armageddon”?). As well as using “threats of wars” to explain the movement of missile systems capable of being armed with nuclear warheads in many locations. Maybe it is not each other the nations plan to shoot at. Maybe we have something coming….something big?

        I am not talking about the Niburu thing. Rather could there be a huge asteroid headed our way? The reason I wonder that, is because 1) it would actually reverse the apparent insanity and show that major preparations are being made in a way to avoid mass panic. 2)I have always been interested in and studied astronomy. In recent months, there have been quite a few near-misses and even some smaller impacts. One of the sites I follow is listed below. Towards the bottom of this site, which is updated everyday, is the “PHA” (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids”) section. The key thing to note is first, how many there are. Second, how many are listed as near-misses and ESPECIALLY how most were not known about until days (at most) before they just miss us. Know that the chart is not all-inclusive. You could look at it in a couple of days or weeks and see more that are also near-misses and not known about that were not on the list today.

        To read this chart, the first column is the designation of the asteroid. On the web page, you can click on that to get a plethora of technical information. Usually the year it was discovered is listed first. See all of the 2016s? They would probably have only been known about for days, rather than weeks or months ago. The date of the near-miss is next. Then the distance from Earth. “LD” stands for “Lunar Distance”. So if the distance of the near-miss is 1LD, that would be the average distance between The Earth and The Moon (238,855.708 miles).

        THERE ARE SEVEN NEAR-MISSES OCTOBER 11 TO 16, 2016….NONE of those were listed one month ago! Odds are, if you look again in a week or two (maybe less) there could be more. Some have passed as close, or nearly as close as the orbits of the satellites that circle The Earth! Last week, only THREE of them had been added!

        HEY, I am not into spreading fear. I have no idea what is going on. Just looking form some “logic” in a world that seemingly has none. This is about the only thing that seems to make sense. Guess we shall see.

        On October 12, 2016 there were 1733 potentially hazardous asteroids.
        Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:

        Asteroid: Date(UT): Distance: Size:
        2016 TJ10 Oct 11 4.2 LD 40 m
        2016 TK18 Oct 11 5.5 LD 14 m
        2016 TD11 Oct 11 5.7 LD 25 m
        2016 TB19 Oct 11 0.8 LD 7 m
        2016 TO11 Oct 12 2.3 LD 15 m
        2016 TP18 Oct 13 14.6 LD 47 m
        2016 TH10 Oct 16 7.3 LD 50 m

        • Thank you Bx for this interesting post! I hope you will write in often here! Your style of writing reminds me of someone else who used to post on this forum.

          • Thank you as well, Borodino. I hope that “someone else” did not leave this forum for “involuntary reasons”….

            To be sure, it seems that sites such as these, where opinions can be written into articles and commented on, are vanishing at an alarming rate.

        • I get what you are saying: it is all diversion because we are going to shoot off to live on Mars etc. Only problem with that is we can’t even get Space X to launch its pathetic rockets without them exploding. And what about the Muslims: are we just letting them kill each other for the fun of it?

          Unfortunately, the dangers we face are more earth-bound: we have d-bags in charge and they want a lot of people dead. We have the political equivalent of the creepy clowns running around and trying to scare people.

          Like the weather on this planet changing (it always has done for millennia), there has always been junk in space’s trunk flying around.

          • Frank. All I can do is refer you to my 6th paragraph.

            Paraphrased: “I don’t know.”

            NASA was tasked in the early days of this administration to shift its focus from that of a manned space program, to one that would “recognize the historical contributions and achievements that Muslims have made in math, science and engineering….To make them feel good about those accomplishments as well as to have outreach to Muslim children”. LOOK HARD. Funny how stories on The Internet today are changed tomorrow – or gone. This is one of those stories. All the same, as you aptly pointed out, there ARE no manned NASA launches anymore. RUSSIA has taunted us by saying “without us, how will you get to The ISS? By using a TRAMPOLINE?”. Many of those most brilliant scientists and engineers that once worked for NASA, were let go. So now we rely on private entities to basically start over….to think we once led the space race…! Is Space-X legit? I cannot say. Not to mention that it seems NOBODY can (or is willing) to explain the recent failure of one of their launch vehicles. It is a long trip to Mars. Getting a probe or even a rover onto the surface is one thing. Have they solved the problems associated with the supply of oxygen, water and food for a manned mission? Or the ability of the human body to operate that long of a round trip plus time spent hopping around on the surface of Mars without any gravity, or at least without having full gravity? I have always read that nuclear or ion propulsion systems would work the best but they are nixed because of political and environmental concerns should an accident cause atmospheric contamination. The further the trip into space with a manned mission, the exponentially greater capacity (physical space and size) the vehicle would need for fuel, food, water and supplies. I could not imagine flying a newer design that far without having a ton of room for spare parts. If you watch Apollo 13, at the very least, they knew that their trip would take them no further than ~239k miles from Earth. MARS? That range can vary between ~34 million and ~249 million miles from Earth. So significant “engine trouble” while at their destination could add some appreciable distance and time, as well as supply demands to a return trip. How would humans on that long of a voyage handle solar radiation, potential impacts of CMEs (solar flares), etc? Lots of variables that, last I read, need to be solved FIRST, before presidents and Space-X founders make such bold statements about landing manned missions on Mars in the next couple of decades.

            Like you said. We cannot even Americans get into low-Earth orbit (ISS) anymore without “hitching a ride”.

            All the same, was there a REASON for this that we do not know about?! While tossing NASA’s finest achievements into the trash can seems foolish and irrational, the part of my brain that searches for sanity and logic wonders “OR COULD THERE HAVE BEEN ANOTHER REASON?”

            Again. Paragraph 6. I don’t know….


        • Thanh you for your post. Hope to hear more of your level headed information. Something needed here in recent days.

      14. The Russians have called up a bunch of military hardware and soldiers. The want another 152,000 to the ranks. They have been buzzing our ship. Then they have place nuclear weapons that are MOBILE on standby.
        Wait and see how much of their Navy puts to sea. That is the last prep for war

        What have we been doing?

        Here is one for ya.

        The USS Gerald Ford. Latest and greatest aircraft carrier has problems staying at sea because the New Modern Eco sewage system doesn’t work. It becomes a floating SHITBOX. Yepper and we have a bunch of those floating shitboxes on the drawing board.
        Do you think the Russians worry about the Eco when building a WARSHIP.

        This could turn bad in a hurry and we are stupid americans with our heads up our ass.

        How is all that Hope and Change doing for you and some of you want another four more years.

      15. I have no doubt some sort of war is coming WW3, the second revolutionary war, or civil war. If its a Nuke exchange with Russia I can kiss my ass goodby living in the center of the Delmarva Peninsula.

      16. Can we send back more than students?

      17. Lots of Smokin Hot Russian Chicks over here in the US, Mostly in NY City and Miami area, some in L.A., looking for a husband. Watch them cozy up, looking for a Mate to get a green card / marriage citizenship. lol

        Drawbacks, Many Russian chicks are calculating b*tches. Warm P*ssy / Cold Heart. I have dated a handful so I know. I see a lot of Russian chicks over here in vacation or student Visas’, just into it for the marriage, then after 7 years, they file for divorce as they accomplished their goal for citizenship. Some will also want a baby or 2, for 18 years of financial support. Guys, Be smart and get your nuts cut and have fun.


        • Lardass Liar

      18. On air planes when they tell you to assume crash position with your head between you’re legs its so that your head will hit the seat in front of you and break your neck then they just pay 100 grand thats why no bunkers here its about money and haveing to take care of people afterwards

      19. This is click bait. Until the Russians tell the Russian hockey players in the NHL and other leagues come home this is a nothing issue

      20. A lot to do about Nothing, Until Russia recalls it’s professional ice hockey players this is click bait. If they do that its on

      21. As the earth turns, the radiation will kill millions and any of us who survive will find our fields destroyed for growing any type of food.

        If we do not immediately perish, we could die from radiation poisoning or eventual starvation when all stored food is exhausted.

        If you have never prayed to Almighty God before, right this moment is a very good time to start.

        And if you do pray, please increase and intensify your prayers that no human being on our planet will succumb to the lies Satan endlessly tells such as “you can win a nuclear war”, “nuclear war is winnable”, “it’s time to punish the other side”, and so forth and so on.

        As Dr. Peck wrote in his book, “Glimpses of the Devil”, the only way Satan can hurt or destroy any human on earth is with the cooperation of a human body, that is, with the cooperation of a female or male who falls for his lies and gives his will over to evil, in exchange of course for power, more money, prestige, etc.

        Each of us has a choice: the lordship of Satan or the Lordship of Christ. There is no in-between. Satan hates man because God designated that His angels serve humans, and Lucifer thought it should be the other way around, so he broke off.

        Please pray. Your very own prayer might result in such powerful intercession that hundreds of millions of people will not perish.

        May God bless you and all your loved ones.

        – the Lone Ranger

        “…and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.”

      22. The Radiation currently spewing from Fuckishama is slowly spreading and killing the pacific. Its a very grim picture if you allow it free rent in your head. I simply am not concerned or wasting time thinking & worrying about things I cannot do anything about. Life is for living so Im taking the time to enjoy and have some fun. I don’t believe in Trump or any politician. It would be great fun to see old cankles defeated. Even more ribald fun to see the klintons arrested and convicted.

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