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Russia moves to withdraw from WTO, WHO

Samizdat | May 17, 2022

Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, is planning to discuss the potential withdrawal of the country from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Pyotr Tolstoy, the vice speaker of the parliament.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a list of such agreements to the State Duma, and together with the Federation Council [upper house of parliament] we are planning to evaluate them and then propose to withdraw from them,” Tolstoy said on Tuesday.

The vice speaker said that Russia had already canceled its membership in the Council of Europe, and that leaving the WTO and WHO is next.

“Russia withdrew from the Council of Europe, now the next step is to withdraw from the WTO and the WHO, which have neglected all obligations in relation to our country,” he said.

Tolstoy added that the government is expected to revise Russia’s international obligations and treaties that do not currently bring any benefit but directly damage the country.

In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the “illegal” restrictions placed on Russian companies by Western states run counter to WTO rules, and told the government to update Russia’s strategy in the organization by June 1.

The decision came amid the sweeping Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its military operation in Ukraine launched in late February. Since then, Russia has been subjected to around 10,000 targeted restrictions, making it the world’s most sanctioned country.

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  1. When will this “feeding frenzy” on the part of the US-and-the-rest-of-the-West run its course? Hint: might it be when “We, the people” rid Zionist-Occupied WashDC of — put paid to — all the dual citizens, fifth-column agents, Schumer-Pelosi congresscritter-types, warmongers, MIC, Zio et al lobbyists and thinktanks, Zionazineocons, the equally effed-up neolibs, the worthless MSM, the very essence of the rotten structure of the fractured US polity/society…? BUT: if that means somehow, ineluctably, the return to full power of the overall-execrable D Trump, such would be IMO jumping from the proverbial frying pan…. I’m basing these troubled/disquieting thoughts in large measure on these troubling/disquieting words taken from an earlier-day post [“America The Feckless”] by the always-excellent-and-on-point Dr. Phil Giraldi for Unz Review; among them are:
    “Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who was fired by Trump after the 2020 election, has described a series of catastrophic proposals by the president relating to national security and defense, including using missiles fired from the US to take on Mexican drug cartels. Another idea floated by Trump, if Esper is not lying, was to use soldiers to shoot protesters in Washington in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis in May 2020. Other former senior Trump officials have also been claiming that Trump often asked whether China had developed a top-secret hurricane gun that could be firing storms at the United States. And John Bolton, in his book, asserts that Trump asked if Finland were part of Russia. … But to my mind the most interesting revelation made by Esper is the back story, also set in the Middle East, relating to the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January 2020, which illustrates much that is wrong with the national security state that the United States has evolved into. According to Esper, Trump lied after the assassination was criticized by saying that Soleimani was actively preparing attacks on four American Embassies in the Mideast region. Esper confirms that there was no intelligence to back up that claim … (et seq.).”

    Jesus. Jesus. *HURRICANE GUNS*???!!! How low can we go? (the subline to the same Dr. Girlaldi posting…)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | May 17, 2022 | Reply

    • Regrets — misspelled Giraldi in last line

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      Comment by roberthstiver | May 17, 2022 | Reply

      • This complete insanity is the throws of an Empire death…all that was engineered by the small hat 5th column and deep state puppetry. I’m waiting for the finale as it’s all going back to hell very soon. Right now the USAF is in cahoots with the small hat barbarians in occupied Palestine with their ‘Chariots of fire’ exercises…aiming at bombing Iran, Syria, Lebanon etc. I for one can’t wait for the shtf scenarios to end this empire once and for all. Viva Hezbollah! Viva Hamas! Viva Assad! Viva Iran! Viva Iraq! (and any I have left out!)

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        Comment by Sparrow | May 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. “Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, is planning to discuss the potential withdrawal of the country from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Pyotr Tolstoy, the vice speaker of the parliament”.

    The World Trade Organisation is an organisation that has no interest in “The People”(Just like the USA Government). They are there to look after the “1%” who control the “Big Money”(and Guess who they might be?) And, of course, the “World Health Organisation” has disgraced itself in the past 2+ years, endorsing the “Covid 19 “PANDEMIC” without a word of criticism for their “Bovine Excreta” about the effectiveness(and safety)of the “Vaccines”(which have killed, and injured, people all over the World).

    (Not to mention the World Economic Forum, and the creepy Head of that outfit, who appear to be very close to the WTO and the WEF.) They are all part of the same “GANG” that run the World, while the World’s Politicians provide the Entertainment to distract us.

    “Politicians are just the Entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex”……..(The Great, Frank Zappa).

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    Comment by Sparrow | May 18, 2022 | Reply

  4. Just goes to show, Russians ARE smarter than Americans…

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    Comment by Felcher Zelensky | May 19, 2022 | Reply

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