Vladimir Putin's seven-day war against Ukraine, which has resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties, tens of thousands of refugees and the attack on residential areas, has turned him into a pariah in the Western world. It is a change of attitude of proportions.
Vladimir Putin and his regime are completely isolated from the rest of the world, with his only "friends" being Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator of Belarus, and Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Not even Xi Jinping, the president of China, has clearly sided with Putin, being cautious.
Protests against the war that Putin has unleashed are taking place not only throughout Europe, Canada, the United States, but even in Russia. Although the Putin regime has arrested thousands more than 5,000 so far, they have continued to protest in St. Petersburg, Moscow and 40 other cities.
To all this is added the unprecedented financial sanctions, which have increased in severity with each passing day.
But most of all, Vladimir Putin is facing a new military paradigm, one he probably did not take into account and which he thought he could counter with the nuclear threat: the West has decided to arm Ukraine, 28 nations agreed to contribute lethal and non-lethal aid.
The decision by NATO and EU member states to send weapons to Ukraine has become an emergency following Russia's furious attacks on Kharkov on Monday, when dozens of people were killed, including women, children and the elderly, and hundreds more were injured.
Top facts that show that the Russian people can stop Putin's war
1. No one can keep a huge population, such as Russia, in ignorance and silence.
2. People are aware, thanks to the Internet and social networks, of everything that is happening in the world, in Ukraine, in Russia.
3. We read the opinions of journalists and other Russian citizens, and we feel on our own skin the horror of the war with Ukraine. Vladimir Putin is called a "murderer" and compared to Hitler on protest posters.
4. The mobilization at the demonstrations was done, as otherwise, on social networks.
5. "All we see is the agony of a dying man. Unfortunately, Russia is in agony, "Maria Litvinovich, a well-known Moscow activist, wrote in the Telegram.
6. Surprisingly, the opposition came from well-known figures, such as Ivan Urgant, one of Russia's most famous television comedians, who wrote on Instagram: "Fear and pain. NOT THE WAR ”.
7. Maxim Galkin, a television presenter and singer, said: “No, no, no: I have been in contact with my relatives and friends in Ukraine since this morning! I can't explain in words how I feel! How is that possible? No war can be justified! Not the war! ”
8. Among the protesters were Fedor Smolov, a footballer of the Russian national football team, the former football player no. 1 in tennis, Evgheni Kafelnikov, and Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta.
9. Hundreds of Russian scientists, intellectuals, academics, academics and journalists have signed an open letter condemning Putin's "attack" on Ukraine. "There is no rational justification for this war. (…)
10. It is clear that Ukraine does not pose a threat to the security of our country. The war against it is unfair and, frankly, pointless. Ukraine has been and remains a country close to us. Many of us have relatives, friends, and fellow scientists living in Ukraine. ” It is expected that these protests will continue today and in the coming days.
11. Little did he show a crooked motivation for the reasons why the war started, including his fellow citizens who consider him crazy, lacking political and economic discernment. In a meeting with Russian businessmen, Putin said: "What I wanted to say first - the most important thing, for all of you to understand - what is happening was a necessary measure. They left us no chance of acting otherwise. They created such security risks that it was impossible to react otherwise. All our efforts have come to nothing. […] They have created such risks that it is difficult to understand how our country could have continued to exist, "Putin was quoted as saying by CNN.
12. Russia has been living with Ukraine for decades, without risks or dangers to its security. It is not certain that Ukraine would have asked for and been accepted to join NATO, which would otherwise have reached "the threshold of our homes," as Putin says.
13. Anyway, there was still a long way to go. What interest would NATO have in seriously affecting Russia's security, in generating a world war, the nuclear event? No one. The well-being of Western peoples is not built on the prospect of destructive wars. Only Putin believes that.
14. Russia is not who knows what economic power, it does not compare with China, for example. It has a lower GDP per capita.
15. Russia's GDP is 50% of hydrocarbon exports, so it is totally dependent on global economic relations.
16. The ruble has collapsed, and inflation and the lack of basic goods in stores will soon be felt. All this is understood by the Russian people, who no longer take their information only from the leaders.
17.The sanctions imposed by the western partners of the EU and NATO, by America, will have consequences.
18. Banks and large companies in Russia will have their assets abroad, hundreds of billions of dollars, blocked, the currency being kept in foreign banks.
19. All economic entities in Russia can no longer be financed in foreign currency at all (USD, EUR, GBP, YEN).
20. Now, Russia's entire financial system is insolvent. - People and businesses will no longer be able to buy foreign currency.
21. Putin has a reserve of 5-600 billion dollars, but that will be exhausted soon, considering the costs of the war.
22. Price of consumer goods will triple in stores, and / or will disappear completely. Or they will be streamlined, they can be bought with cards. Will the Russians swallow something like that?
23. Even if they change the government in Kyiv, Russia will pay dearly, humanly and economically, for the guerrilla war that will continue for many years, as happened in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq.
24. Russia's population has also benefited greatly from globalization, the free movement of people, goods and ideas.
25. Many Russian oligarchs have businesses in Western countries that will be frozen. They have already lost about $ 50 billion.
26. Many young people and adults have friends in the West, virtual or real, from whom they learn about life in the country. Some are studying at foreign universities, they already know English and other languages.
27. In the age of the internet, of social networks, you can no longer keep people in isolation.
28. But to send thousands of Russians and Ukrainians to death for this reason can no longer be accepted.
29. Russia will suffer huge economic damage in the coming weeks and months. NATO will strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe, so Putin will "win" the opposite of what he set out to do.
30. The Russian people understand these perspectives very well, including the leaders who are now obedient to them. In the end, the people and even the Russian leadership, now obedient to Putin, will bring him down.
These days, since the beginning of the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine, virtually all TV stations in Moscow use only certain terminology. For example, it only talks about the "special military liberation operation", while the word "war" is forbidden in the broadcast.
Also, in the news bulletins, the alleged purposes of the Russian army's actions on the territory of Ukraine are mentioned every time. This is also the case with the well-known Russian post "Pervii Kanal".
Another Russian television station, the same approach: no words about "war", only "operation" is pronounced. Russian journalists from NTV, in a Monday news bulletin, mention triumphantly and several times that several localities in Donbas have been "liberated", and the villagers would enjoy the peaceful life.
Here is another fake news broadcast in Russia: "Since the beginning of the operation in Donbas, dozens of localities have been liberated. From there, peaceful life returns. First, the authorities bring food there. For example, flour and bread were brought to the recently liberated town of Luhansk. And other products will appear there soon. It is also intended to solve the fuel problem. Our correspondent spoke to the inhabitants of the liberated villages ", claims the presenter of the NTV television station.
Recall that these days, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine demanded that Russian channels be blocked on European satellites so as to stop Russian propaganda.
This is all fake news. And the hope is in the Russian people, who have access to the internet, who see what is really happening and must act.
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Not only people respect social distancing rules – animals are also following the recommendation of WHO in order to stop spreading the coronavirus pandemic. (20 funny pictures)
The WHO (World Health Organization) advises that people should maintain at least 1 meter distance between them in order to prevent spreading the coronavirus infection, which already killed more than 154.726 people and over 2.2 million confirmed cases.
And while humans are starting to get used to the new reality, animals are also joining the club. People are sharing photos of their pets practicing social distancing in order to stop spreading the pandemic because hey - after all, we all live on the same planet so we are into this together.
Bemorepanda has compiled a collection of top funny photos that prove animals are helping humans make the world a safer place.
1.Cats respect the social distance rule of 1-meter even while hunting
2.A group of cats siting on chairs, making sure they follow the 1-meter distance
3.This is how cats are are social distancing in Japan
4.In Poland, same like in Japan, everyone respect the rules, including cats
5.At a grocery store, next in line is a cat respecting the social distancing indicators
6.Seagulls get it
7.Who is next in line, please?
8.This dog is saving a space for its owner
9.How dogs are keeping social distance in Croatia
10.Meanwhile in India, dogs are rescpecting the distance
11.Only one cat a time is allowed to enter the house
12.This is how Moose are practising social distancing
13.The moment you see your neighbour on the stairs and you realize you are too close to him
14.Cats seems to get this
15.Ducks enjoying a nice view and spending a good time 1-meter apart
16.Every dog knows that social distancing is a must
17.Romeo and Julieta during coronavirus pandemic
18.If everyone will respect the social distancing as these two good boys
19.Seagulls keeping distance between each other
20.Stay safe, stay home & visit through the glass
21.Bin Chickens make sure that Backpackers are respecting the rules
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Do you find yourself?
How many times have you postpone your happiness believing that when you reach a certain goal you will finally feel that sense of accomplishment?
Our mind can be a very dangerous trap! We have this "talent" to strongly believe that if we get certain things from you, we will finally levitate your happiness.
Now I want you to think about a material thing or a certain goal that seemed unattainable to you, but which in the end you fulfilled and to think about how happy you were? Or how many days, minutes, or seconds did that state of mind last?
Having goals is wonderful, a man without a purpose is a lost cause, but in the pursuit of something more, be careful not to miss the route.
When I was 15, I thought my life would look completely different at 25, but my expectations did not match reality at all.
I'm fine with what I am now, but I'm not going to lie to you and tell you that when I look around I think I'll be happy when I have what others have: a "perfect" relationship, a beautiful car and a successful career.
I recently had a thought: "be careful not to reach 60 years old and ask yourself if you were happy?".
We all have a different path and every destiny has moments of happiness and moments of pain. Problems are not a choice, but suffering, yes!
I am not able to teach you anything, I just wanted to remind you to open your eyes at least from time to time and to notice the hundreds of reasons for happiness that surround you every day.