Why was Putin "warned" for what Iran may do? O.o Has Russia become an empire with Iran now a subject nation of theirs?
Or have the Jews decided to use nuclear blackmail to get Putin to use his influence on the Ayatollahs?
Vladimir Putin had progressed from a 15-year-old schoolboy who played hooky to go to wrestling practice to become president of his country. But he had not forgotten his Jewish teacher from High School #281 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). During the visit, Berliner, a widow, mentioned that she lived in a run-down apartment in Tel Aviv’s Florentine district. By the time Putin departed Israel, she was in possession of a new apartment in the heart of pricey downtown Tel Aviv, courtesy of her former student.
I heard this story often when I visited Moscow this fall. It was one of many anecdotes people told me to illustrate the Russian president’s benevolence toward individual Jews and toward the Jewish community as a whole during his first term as prime minister (1999 to 2000), two consecutive terms as president (2000 to 2008), a second term as prime minister (2008 to 2012) and his current term as president (2012 to 2018). Other anecdotes featured Putin weeping at last year’s funeral of his Jewish wrestling coach, Anatoly Rakhlin, whom he has called a father figure, and his affection for the family of poor religious Jews who lived in his Leningrad apartment block and took care of him in the humble years of his youth. In his 2000 autobiography, First Person, the Russian leader mentions this family, describing them as “observant Jews who did not work on Saturdays and the man would study the Bible and Talmud all day long. Once I even asked him what he was muttering. He explained to me what this book was and I was immediately interested.”
And of course, Muscovites reminded me repeatedly of Putin’s lifelong Jewish friends, more than a few of them now billionaire “oligarchs.” Arkadi and Boris Rotenberg, brothers worth about $2 billion each, were Putin’s judo sparring partners in their youth, when all three were streetwise toughs training under Coach Rakhlin. (The brothers made their fortunes by sticking close to their judo buddy: construction connected to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics alone gave them 20 contracts worth $5.5 billion.)
I was also regaled with tales of Putin‘s Jewish circle today, which encompasses prominent community leaders such as Chabad Rabbi Berel Lazar, who is commonly referred to as “Putin’s rabbi.” The long list also includes oligarch Moshe Kantor (personal net worth $2.3 billion), whose Acron Group is a world leader in fertilizers, and diamond mogul Lev Leviev (personal net worth $1.5 billion). Both hold powerful positions in the international Jewish community. Kantor has twice been reelected president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), an umbrella organization of European Jewry, and Leviev is chairman of the Federation of the Jewish Communities of the Confederation of Independent States (CIS)—a Russia-dominated loose conglomeration of Jewish communities in most of the former Soviet republics. Oil and aluminum czar Roman Abramovich (worth $9.1 billion and known for his ownership of the Chelsea soccer team and a 533-foot “superyacht”) along with industrial tycoon Victor Vekselberg (worth $13.6 billion) are trusted confidants. Abramovich has served as governor of Chukotka, a province in the Russian Far East, and is very active in Jewish organizations. Vekselberg collects Fabergé eggs, the fabulous tsarist-era Russian heirlooms worth millions each and scattered around the world since the Russian Revolution. His attempts to return them to their homeland have endeared him to Putin.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-treasu ... lionaires/
Several Jewish billionaires, including the head of the European Jewish Congress, appear on a list of Russian politicians and oligarchs published by the US Treasury as part of a sanctions law against Moscow.
The list of 114 politicians and 96 oligarchs, which was ordered by Congress in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, all rose to power under President Vladimir Putin. They are considered to be fair game for sanctions under legislation meant to punish Russia for its interference in the US election, as well as other actions such as human rights violations, annexation of Crimea and ongoing military operations in eastern Ukraine.“We were waiting for this list to come out, and I’m not going to hide it: We were going to take steps in response, and, mind you, serious steps, that could push our relations to the nadir,” he said. “But we’re going to refrain from taking these steps for now.”
The oligarchs list is copied from the Forbes magazine’s Russian billionaires’ rankings, only arranged alphabetically, according to AP.
Among the billionaires named are Vyacheslav Kantor, known as Moshe Kantor, and Roman Abramovich.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Russian journalists in the office of Russian popular newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Kantor is a philanthropist who serves as president of the European Jewish Congress. In 2010 he established the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University. In 2017, Forbes estimated Kantor’s net worth at $3.1 billion, making him the 34th richest person in Russia and 620th richest person in the world.
This Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo shows the owner of England's Chelsea Football Club, Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich as he leaves court in London. (photo credit: AP)
This Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo shows the owner of England’s Chelsea Football Club, Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich as he leaves court in London. (photo credit: AP)
Abramovich is the primary owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC, and the owner of the British soccer team Chelsea in the Premier League.
In 2017, Forbes estimated Abramovich’s net worth at $9.1 billion, making him the 139th richest person in the world.
Also on the list is Mikhail Fridman, a duel Russian and Israeli citizen who lives in London, estimated to be worth $14.4 billion in 2017, making him the seventh richest person in Russia and 75th in the world. Vadim Moshkovich, the owner of Russia’s largest agricultural production company and a major donor to Moscow’s Jewish museum, estimated to be worth $2.3 billion, also appeared on the list. The vice president of the World Jewish Congress, Boris Mints, also appeared, though he does not appear on the Forbes billionaires list.
Mikhail Fridman singing at Musical Marathon 5775 in Moscow on June 24, 2014. (Photo courtesy Russian Jewish Congress)
The US Treasury list also includes God Nisanov, who made his money in real estate and has a net worth of $3.1 billion, and Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, the founders of Russia’s SMP Bank.
The list includes Putin’s entire administration, as listed by the Kremlin on its website, plus the Russian Cabinet, all top law enforcement officials and chief executives of the main state-controlled companies, according to AP. Putin does not appear on the list, however.
Notice all the names of the (((billionaires))) listed in this Times of Israel article.
The Jews seem to have both sides of the U.S. and Russia dichotomy well in hand. Even if they disagree on the specifics, thay all agree on the destination.