Putin deposed in Russian coup?, Israeli former ambassador to Russia signs of coup, Stroke health issues dead?, Security chief general Viktor Zolotov killed?, Putin not seen in public in 10 days

Putin deposed in Russian coup?, Israeli former ambassador to Russia signs of coup, Stroke health issues dead?, Security chief general Viktor Zolotov killed?, Putin not seen in public in 10 days



From Haaretz March 15, 2015.

“Israel’s former ambassador to Russia: ‘There are signs of a coup’

Zvi Magen believes army factions or wealthy businessmen could be behind President Vladimir Putin’s disappearance.”

“Russian President Vladimir Putin was last seen in public on March 5, and in Russia there are increased fears he is the victim of an attempted coup by security organizations and the Russian army.

Israel’s former ambassador to Russia, Zvi Magen, told Haaretz he believes “there are many signs of a coup. The movement of the army around the Kremlin indicates that there is a change in government, or that an attempt at a change in government is being carried out.”

Magen believes those responsible for the potential coup are “branches or factions in the army who are working together or against one another, or wealthy businessmen, many of whom worked in these organizations. They could only be people who are free to walk around the corridors of the Kremlin.”

He says possible reasons include the ongoing sanctions imposed by the West on those close to the Kremlin, sanctions “that harm them personally. I don’t believe there’s a controversy there surrounding policy. They’re protecting their own interests.””

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From the Russian Monitor March 11, 2015.

(translated into English)

“Putin stroke?”

“Mail “Russian Monitor” received a letter signed by an anonymous employee of the Central Clinical Hospital of President Administration (CDB) in Moscow, in which he reported that the staff of this elite Moscow hospital to which “attributed to” the top management of the Russian Federation, circulate rumors that Vladimir Putin a few days ago was diagnosed with ischemic stroke. The source said that directly to the CDB President not hospitalized.”


From Radio Free Europe March 15, 2015.

“News Analysis: Three Scenarios For A Succession In Russia”

“For a decade and a half, Vladimir Putin has sat at the top of a closed, hierarchical, and personality-based political system that allows for no competition.

As a result, opinion polls in Russia routinely show the public sees “no alternative” to Putin’s leadership.

So what would happen in Russia if Putin suddenly and without warning left the political stage? Over the last few days, we have seen the anxiety that even the rumor of such an event can produce in Russia and around the world. If Putin is the guarantor of stability in Russia, then does a scenario without Putin automatically imply instability — even violent instability?”

“The Constitutional Scenario”

“So if Putin unexpectedly left the scene and the constitution were followed to the letter, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev would return to the Kremlin and a competitive election would take place in three months.”

“The Consensus Scenario

Of course, such a smooth and legal transition of power is unlikely in Russia.

In Soviet times, political heavyweights wrestled behind the scenes until a successor emerged through some unfathomable communist alchemy.

More recently, when President Boris Yeltsin decided to retire, political insiders reached a consensus and produced the unimaginable candidacy of Vladimir Putin as his successor. They then used a combination of their financial, administrative, and media resources to get him elected.”

“The Conflict Scenario

But what if consensus can’t be reached?

Under Putin, the political system has become more personalized and centered around the president himself, who has balanced conflicting parties. And he has almost certainly stifled all discussion of what could or should happen in a post-Putin era.

But the divisions in Putin’s inner circle, always latent, have become more manifest with the Ukraine crisis and have intensified since the February 27 assassination of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

“Now the conflict between the clans has become very seriously intense,” says journalist and analyst Raf Shakirov. “It is obvious that different groups are pushing for different paths.”

The main fault line, he says, is between “hawks” who have become ascendant due to the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s showdown with the West and a “liberal group” responsible for the economy who would prefer a thaw at home and a rapprochement abroad.”

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36 responses to “Putin deposed in Russian coup?, Israeli former ambassador to Russia signs of coup, Stroke health issues dead?, Security chief general Viktor Zolotov killed?, Putin not seen in public in 10 days

  1. citizenwells

    “#BREAKING: Unconfirmed: #Putin’s personal security service commander Viktor Zolotov is rumoured to have been killed. pic.twitter.com/C4AeH03irc
    Keith Walker @KeithWalkerNews Yesterday 139 retweets | 11 replies submit to reddit
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    Sources in Moscow confirm death of chief guardian of Putin, General Viktor Zolotov. translate.google.com/translate?dept…
    1 hour ago”


  2. citizenwells

    Remember this:

    “The deadly dose of radioactive material used to poison Alexander Litvinenko at a Mayfair hotel in 2006 may have been the second attempt on the former Russian spy’s life in two weeks, a British inquiry heard on Tuesday.”


  3. citizenwells

    We still do not know what has happened to Putin.
    Just in case it was a stroke, remember this:

    “On April 21, 2012, the L.A. Coroners Office released its final autopsy report on Breitbart — that he had died from “heart failure.” That same day, a forensics technician or criminalist at the L.A. Coroners Office, Michael Cormier, died suddenly from suspected arsenic poisoning after complaining about pain and vomiting. (To my knowledge, we still have not been told the official cause of Cormier’s death.)”


  4. citizenwells

    “Vladimir Putin has been ‘neutralised’ by astealthy coup as rumours about his health and well-being continue to flourish”

    “Vladimir Putin is ‘alive’ but ‘neutralised’ as shadowy security chiefs stage a stealthy coup in Moscow, it was claimed last night.
    Former FSB chief Nikolai Patrushev was behind the plot, claimed chairman of the pro-Kremlin national Islamic Committee, Geydar Dzhemal.
    There have been no confirmed sightings of Putin for nine days, while in the febrile atmosphere engulfing Moscow a convoy of large trucks parked outside the Kremlin fueled rumours of a flit by the president.”

    “Ramzan Kadyrov – a devout Muslim whose security apparatchiks are seen as being behind the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov – said he would remain devoted to the Kremlin leader ‘whether he is in his position or not’.”

    “The voices of prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Chief of the Kremlin staff Sergei Ivanov – and Putin’s intelligence tsars – have remained silent.
    Kadyrov has enjoyed extraordinary power and largesse under Putin as a reward for keeping an iron grip on the rebellious oil-rich Chechen region, scene of two bloody wars since the collapse of the USSR.
    As a result he is hated by many senior Putin loyalists.
    But Kadyrov’s enemies claimed yesterday that the 38 year old bearded regional potentate is in ‘panic’ because he can no longer contact his mentor.
    ‘He is phoning anyone he can in an attempt to arrange a talk with Putin – but he fails,’ alleged a website linked to Islamic hardliners seeking to overthrow Kadyrov.”


  5. All very interesting, very strange, and very disquieting. The aforementioned scenarios are what I’ve always foreseen.

    Whatever Putin’s faults, for some reason I’ve never feared him. I do fear whoever comes next.

    Gog and Magog.

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  7. CW,

    Litvenenko was poisoned by polonium-210 (an ‘alpha emitter’..easy to stop on the outside with only a sheet of paper, but deadly when even a small amount enters the human body); my good pal and chemical expert says that Breitbart’s demise was due to cyanide. His physical appearance upon death points to cyanide, most likely in the form of a vapor.

    Nothing at all on Cormier here, either.

    It appears that this same kind of chemical event may be going on in Russia.

    What’s happening to our world??

  8. Climate debate turns nasty: Biden implies skeptics are ‘stupid’…


  9. My earlier comment showed to be in moderation, and has now disappeared altogether.

  10. Since the comment I just entered now shows up, here is the one that either disappeared into the ether, or was deleted. Re Putin:

    All very interesting, very strange, and very disquieting. The aforementioned scenarios are what I’ve always foreseen.

    Whatever Putin’s faults, for some reason I’ve never feared him. I do fear whoever comes next.

    Gog and Magog.

  11. citizenwells

    “Russian TV channel scotches rumours of a Kremlin coup with report Mr Putin is at rural retreat recovering from flu, while spokesman says president will be watching Crimea documentary airing tonight”


    That’s one helluva flu.
    10 days?

  12. Wouldn’t it be nice if our usurper disappeared?

  13. citizenwells


  14. oldsoldier79


    My compliments on your Putin reporting……I think you are “on target”….

    Putin has been taken down….a question no one is asking is….”does our CIA have anything to do with the coup”….I put nothing past that organization.

  15. citizenwells

    “Huge: Kremlin tells Russian Media “Prepare for major Announcement this Weekend” !”

  16. citizenwells

    March 13


    The Kremlin is preparing a major announcement; journalists are asked not to depart for the weekend.

    A source in the press service of the President of Russia says he is preparing a major announcement in the near future; and for this reason, heads of relevant media are asked to be ready in the next few days for a possible press conference.

    This was indirectly confirmed by the CEO of the Center for Political Information polit-info, Alexei Mukhin.

    Mukhin also denied reports that President Putin is currently incapacitated.”


  17. citizenwells

    Initially I paid little attention as there are always rumors coming out of Russia.
    The past several days I have poured over numerous articles looking for the truth about Putin.
    When the former Israeli ambassador came out with what I believed was a plausible scenario, I then reported it.

  18. citizenwells

    CEO of the Center for Political Information polit-info Alexei Mukhin tweets

    Alexei Mukhin @ Mukhin_Alexey
    Guys, you now need the president, gather …
    16:55 – 11 March 2015

    lexei Mukhin @ Mukhin_Alexey
    Be brave guys – Putin moved to the next level in your game …
    17:25 – 12 March 2015

  19. citizenwells

    “Guns, Poison and Putin’s KGB State”

    “The U.K. inquiry into the 2006 poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko begins final arguments on Monday. Most of the evidence produced in the hearings was known years ago. But seeing it meticulously laid out again now, after Russia’s semi-covert war in Ukraine and the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, it’s impossible not to notice a chilling pattern.

    Litvinenko was poisoned with polonium-210, a rare radioactive isotope. For years the U.K. sought the extradition of two Russian men — Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun — who met Litvinenko for tea on the day he was poisoned. And for years Russia has refused.

    Indeed, last Sunday — a day before the inquiry was to examine Lugovoi’s single interview with British police in Moscow — President Vladimir Putin awarded him a medal “for services to the fatherland” in Russia’s parliament, where he is now a legislator. As an MP, Lugovoi — a former KGB agent, Kremlin bodyguard and protection service entrepreneur — enjoys immunity from prosecution.”


  20. oldsoldier79

    This will be my last post for about 10 days….the wife and I are going to Costa Rica for a short vacation…..leaving bright and early tomorrow.

    Before i leave you, I would like to send a St Paddy’s day greeting to you from my dear friend, Maxine…..take it away Maxine !

  21. House Speaker John Boehner is expected to announce this week a new investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices as Secretary of State, including her admission that more than 31,000 emails were destroyed because she determined them to be personal, top House Republicans told ABC News today.


  22. Hi Bob,

    Wow…a Bonehead investigation. I’m sure Killary’s shaking in her pants suit…errrr…boots.

  23. SueK | March 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm |

    Hi Bob,

    Wow…a Bonehead investigation. I’m sure Killary’s shaking in her pants suit…errrr…boots.

    Hi SueK,
    Congrats on breaking the all time snowfall record at Logan. After all of that misery it’s good to get it into the record books. I hope it melts before next winter.

    These investigations are a joke, there should only be one investigation, and that is to establish whether or not the usurper is a Citizen of the USA, who can legally be president. Call it a technicality, but it does influence all the other investigations, and the course of prosecution, and rehabilitation.

  24. citizenwells

    Hasta luego.

  25. citizenwells

    6:23 a.m. EDT March 16, 2015

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a surprise inspection of parts of the nation’s military, but the mystery of the president’s precise whereabouts deepened. He has not been seen in public since March 5.”

    “However, Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev arrived in Moscow on Monday ahead of scheduled talks with Putin on Tuesday. A separate planned visit by Putin to Kazakhstan has been pushed back to March 20.”


  26. citizenwells

    March 16, 2015, 8:44

    “It is reported by the TV channel “Rain”, citing its own sources. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on this information.

    According to the newspaper, Putin is allegedly at his official residence on Lake Valdai in the Novgorod region.”


  27. citizenwells

    “After disappearing for ten days from the public’s eye, theories surrounding his absence ranged from the tabloidy (fathering a baby with a Russian gymnast), to the trivial (lower back issues), to the bizarre (another putsch in the Kremlin), to the idiotic (dead). All that can be cast aside when moments ago we learn that the Russian president simply wanted some time away and has now reappeared for his meeting with the Kyrgyz president. From Bloomberg:

    And for those who desperately need photographic evidence here it is:”



  28. citizenwells

    “”It would be boring without gossip,” Mr Putin said in his first public appearance since March 5.
    An AFP correspondent reported that Mr Putin looked “somewhat pale”.
    But Reuters reported: “There was nothing in his appearance that indicated any obvious health problems.”
    The meeting is taking place in the tsarist-era Konstantinovsky Palace just outside Russia’s second city.”


  29. ”This will be my last post for about 10 days, the wife and I are going to Costa Rica for a short vacation…..leaving bright and early tomorrow”

    Am I becoming too paranoid, or was this not a good thing to post??

  30. citizenwells

    Don’t worry, Costa Rica, US, Russia, Big Brother is watching you.

  31. citizenwells

    “Murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko’s widow has said Boris Nemtsov’s shooting was the Russian government’s way of saying that anyone who spoke out against Vladimir Putin would be killed.”


  32. citizenwells

    “The Russian President awarded a medal to Andrey Lugovoy, the man believed by Scotland Yard to have poisoned Mr Litvinenko with radioactive polonium.”

    “Mr Putin’s regime awarded the 48-year-old, an MP with the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, with a medal for “services to the Motherland”.
    He also bestowed the Order of Honour on Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic.
    It came as the 38-year-old admitted he personally knows the only man to so far confess to murdering Boris Nemtsov.

    The Russian opposition politician, who was a vocal critic of Mr Putin, was shot four times in the back outside the Kremlin on February 27.

    Mr Kadyrov said Zaur Dadayev, who yesterday was charged alongside Anzor Gubashew over the murder of Mr Nemtsov, was a “true patriot”.”


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