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Sun May 1, 2022, 02:39 PM

This was the guy the Russians just sent in to save the day:





Plus smaller fish:





Don't fuck with Ukraine

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Reply This was the guy the Russians just sent in to save the day: (Original post)
Tomconroy May 2022 OP
Stuart G May 2022 #1
Tomconroy May 2022 #2
Stuart G May 2022 #4
Comfortably_Numb May 2022 #3
calimary May 2022 #22
Bucky May 2022 #35
wnylib May 2022 #51
Cracklin Charlie May 2022 #5
Irish_Dem May 2022 #6
getagrip_already May 2022 #8
GregariousGroundhog May 2022 #40
getagrip_already May 2022 #45
peggysue2 May 2022 #58
getagrip_already May 2022 #62
peggysue2 May 2022 #65
Ray Bruns May 2022 #47
bluecollar2 May 2022 #49
bluecollar2 May 2022 #50
11 Bravo May 2022 #66
BeyondGeography May 2022 #7
KS Toronado May 2022 #21
BeyondGeography May 2022 #25
getagrip_already May 2022 #9
LakeArenal May 2022 #10
Nevilledog May 2022 #11
CaliforniaPeggy May 2022 #13
Nevilledog May 2022 #32
Johnyawl May 2022 #39
Igel May 2022 #42
TheBlackAdder May 2022 #57
SergeStorms May 2022 #63
Cha May 2022 #12
Lovie777 May 2022 #14
Igel May 2022 #44
wnylib May 2022 #53
ChazInAz May 2022 #59
Hekate May 2022 #15
Native May 2022 #16
MerryBlooms May 2022 #17
mitch96 May 2022 #18
Fla Dem May 2022 #19
COL Mustard May 2022 #20
lapfog_1 May 2022 #23
niyad May 2022 #41
wnylib May 2022 #52
AntiFascist May 2022 #24
COL Mustard May 2022 #26
bif May 2022 #29
SergeStorms May 2022 #64
COL Mustard May 2022 #67
erronis May 2022 #27
Warpy May 2022 #28
Justice matters. May 2022 #30
Celerity May 2022 #31
Demovictory9 May 2022 #33
Bucky May 2022 #34
Crunchy Frog May 2022 #36
spooky3 May 2022 #37
Rhiannon12866 May 2022 #38
Igel May 2022 #43
Rhiannon12866 May 2022 #46
wnylib May 2022 #55
liberalla May 2022 #48
DenaliDemocrat May 2022 #54
ancianita May 2022 #56
flying_wahini May 2022 #60
ZonkerHarris May 2022 #61

Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 02:42 PM

1. He is lucky that he is still alive. Thank You for Posting K and R

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #1)

Sun May 1, 2022, 02:43 PM

2. Just updated.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #2)

Sun May 1, 2022, 02:46 PM

4. Thank You for the Update.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 02:46 PM

3. Awwwww....I'm a sucker for happy endings! Rot in hell war criminals.

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #3)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:54 PM

22. Yeah! I love happy endings too!

Especially this kind!

Must say, though, I do like that second guy’s hat.

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Response to calimary (Reply #22)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:44 PM

35. Well, it might be available at some resale shop soon

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Response to calimary (Reply #22)

Mon May 2, 2022, 11:32 AM

51. That second guy, Simonov, looks like

the Nazi villain in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 02:50 PM

5. 20 confirmed killed?

Am I reading that right?

And, Gerasimov? Wow.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #5)

Sun May 1, 2022, 02:53 PM

6. Gerasimov was only wounded the article says.

It was another general who was killed.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #6)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:02 PM

8. Wounded can mean a lot of things in russian......

It could be anything from his feet are stapled to the perch to he is in hospital with severe injuries.

The Russians wouldn't list a general as injured unless he couldn't perform his duties.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #8)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:15 PM

40. The article states he took shrapnel to his leg but it did not break any bones

Killing off what would essentially be a four star general in the United States would have been a major public relations victory for Ukraine. Hopefully this still rattles Russia's military leadership though.

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Response to GregariousGroundhog (Reply #40)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:49 PM

45. Other posts....

Said he was injured in the upper legs and hips.

Sounds like his pootin region......

It's on dk. Fun thread.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #45)

Mon May 2, 2022, 12:28 PM

58. Yes, the articles have been somewhat contradictory

The first report indicated that the General was wounded by shrapnel in the legs and that he'd been attended to, no biggie. However, yesterday I read that the man's legs and hip were severely wounded and he was transported back to Russia for treatment.

Mysterious.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #58)

Mon May 2, 2022, 02:00 PM

62. If it were just a flesh wound of his lower leg....

He wouldn't have left the front. They are sending soldiers with injuries like that back into action.

Being medivaced is a pretty clear sign he is out of action. This is a serious pr issue for the pootists.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #62)

Mon May 2, 2022, 05:33 PM

65. Well now, there's been another report

According to Mark Hertling (a retired American General), the Russian General (Gerasimov) was not even wounded because he had left for Moscow prior to the HQ attack.

Round and round we go.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #8)

Mon May 2, 2022, 09:43 AM

47. he's not dead, he's just resting.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #47)

Mon May 2, 2022, 10:36 AM

49. Beautiful plumage...n/t

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Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #47)

Mon May 2, 2022, 10:43 AM

50. Beautiful plumage...n/t

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #8)

Mon May 2, 2022, 07:11 PM

66. 'Tis but a scratch!

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 02:58 PM

7. I'm greedy

Killing Gerasimov would have been right up there with sinking the Moskva. But I’m sure the old villain was shaken to the core. Here’s to a difficult recovery and better luck next time.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #7)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:43 PM

21. Here's to no recovery

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #21)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:01 PM

25. No arguments here

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:04 PM

9. Woopsies, we're those YOUR most senior leaders we hurt?

We are so terribly sorry (not sorry) for all the bother.

So bad, so sad.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:09 PM

10. War Karma. Who'd a thunk it.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:11 PM

11. ...

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #11)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:20 PM

13. These made me laugh! Thank you, my dear Nevilledog! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #13)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:37 PM

32. ...

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #32)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:14 PM

39. I love that meme...


...Good/Not Good!

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #11)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:34 PM

42. LOL.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #11)

Mon May 2, 2022, 12:24 PM

57. Is it me or does that military dress gear look as cheaply made as Chinese prom dresses from Alibaba?

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Or really bad cosplay outfits.





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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #57)

Mon May 2, 2022, 02:23 PM

63. I see a lot of Russian uniforms....

at auctions. At least their old uniforms, circa 1950s-70s. They're very well made. I think they hold up much better than their tanks.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:16 PM

12. Rts🤷‍♂️💕TY

💙💛

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:23 PM

14. Read that the first general was transported to Russia for medical treatment ....

the severity unknown but shrapnel was reported one of the main causes for his injuries.

Claim is that Putin has overtaking the ins and outs of all of the "war strategy" now. Then I hear of medical problems.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #14)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:39 PM

44. So, *he* was transported to Russia.

But what about the lower ranking commanders?

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Response to Igel (Reply #44)

Mon May 2, 2022, 11:38 AM

53. Dead. Fertilizing Ukrainian soil.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #53)

Mon May 2, 2022, 12:54 PM

59. Pushing up sunflowers.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:23 PM

15. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

FAFO

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:27 PM

16. Now that's what I call a surprise party!

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:30 PM

17. R&K 💙💛

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:35 PM

18. Ok the question is...who left their "find my iPhone" setting on???😏.. nt

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:38 PM

19. If accurate, that's quite a hit on the Russian military hierarchy.

Maybe they should consider retirement.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:42 PM

20. Keep it up, Ukraine!!!

Next time use some Excaliburs!!!

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 03:57 PM

23. uhh didn't that last guy's face melt when they opened the Ark???

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #23)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:28 PM

41. I thought he looked familiar.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #23)

Mon May 2, 2022, 11:34 AM

52. I just posted a reference to him up thread

before I saw your post.

Striking resemblance, isn't it?

Probably just as fascist on the inside, too.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:00 PM

24. K&R n/t

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:13 PM

26. And in other news, Putin had a stroke because of the Ukraine crisis (Don't I wish this was true)....

A few years later, he wakes up, gets back on his feet and walks out of his hospital room, right past the sleeping guard.

He walks out of the hospital onto the streets of Moscow, and finds that most people don't recognize him. Several years of vegetative coma seem to have taken its toll on his appearance. After wandering around for a bit, he stumbles into the nearest bar. He sits down at the bar and orders a full glass of vodka.

He sips nervously and musters the courage to ask the bartender: "What year is it?"

The bartender is confused, but replies: "2025..."

Putin takes another sip of his drink to process this information. He then asks: "And Crimea, is it still ours?"

Bartender proudly replies: "Still ours!"

Putin nods in approval and takes another sip. Then, he follows: "And Kiev, is it also ours?"

Bartender replies: "Kiev also ours."

A big, happy grin appears on Putin's face, as he finally finishes the drink and asks the bartender: "How much for the vodka?"

Bartender: "100 hryvnias!"

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #26)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:18 PM

29. GOOD ONE!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #26)

Mon May 2, 2022, 02:36 PM

64. "Hryvnia" - unit of Ukrainian money.

Similar to the U.S. dollar.

For those not aware of Hryvnia's meaning.

Just thought I'd throw that in there, COL Mustard. Maybe more people will get the joke.

Good one, by the way.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #64)

Mon May 2, 2022, 08:42 PM

67. Thanks!

😎

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:14 PM

27. Just think of the savings the oligarchs can steal from the brass's deaths!

All that pension money from the deceased soldiers going directly off-shore.

And don't try to tell me russia would honor any agreements to pay widows, children, etc.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:17 PM

28. He wasn't sent to save the day, he was exiled

Most in the west who care about such things considered him a brilliant military strategist.

Unfortunately, the strategy might have worked for the west's military. It didn't work for Russia's military. So he's been booted out of the Kremlin and booted out of Putin's inner circle and sent to the front in harm's way.

Now he's got a big target on his back and a near miss to his credit.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:23 PM

30. Looks like "The Big Eye In The Sky" spotted where their HQ was...

"The Big Eye In The Sky"


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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:33 PM

31. I'm Sorry for Creating the 'Gerasimov Doctrine'

I was the first to write about Russia’s infamous high-tech military strategy. One small problem: it doesn't exist.

BY MARK GALEOTTI | MARCH 5, 2018

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/03/05/im-sorry-for-creating-the-gerasimov-doctrine/

https://archive.ph/832SB#selection-1353.0-1387.23

Everywhere, you’ll find scholars, pundits, and policymakers talking about the threat the “Gerasimov doctrine” — named after Russia’s chief of the general staff — poses to the West. It’s a new way of war, “an expanded theory of modern warfare,” or even “a vision of total warfare.” There’s one small problem. It doesn’t exist. And the longer we pretend it does, the longer we misunderstand the — real, but different — challenge Russia poses.

I feel I can say that because, to my immense chagrin, I created this term, which has since acquired a destructive life of its own, lumbering clumsily into the world to spread fear and loathing in its wake. Back in February 2013, the Russian newspaper Military-Industrial Courier — as exciting and widely read as it sounds — reprinted a speech by Gen. Valery Gerasimov. It talks of how in the modern world, the use of propaganda and subversion means that “a perfectly thriving state can, in a matter of months and even days, be transformed into an arena of fierce armed conflict, become a victim of foreign intervention, and sink into a web of chaos, humanitarian catastrophe, and civil war.”

It largely passed unnoticed, but Robert Coalson of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the U.S. government-funded TV and radio service broadcasting to Russia and other unfree countries, picked up on it and translated it. He sent it to me and, with his permission, I published the translation on my blog, with my own comments. A blog is as much as anything else a vanity site; obviously I want people to read it. So for a snappy title, I coined the term “Gerasimov doctrine,” though even then I noted in the text that this term was nothing more than “a placeholder,” and “it certainly isn’t a doctrine.” I didn’t think people would genuinely believe either that he came up with it (Gerasimov is a tough and effective chief of the general staff, but no theoretician), less yet than it was a “programmatic” blueprint for war on the West.

But then came the annexation of Crimea, when “little green men” — commandos without insignia — seized the peninsula with scarcely a shot fired. This was followed by the Donbass war, fought initially by a motley collection of local thugs, separatists, Russian adventurers, and special forces, accompanied by a barrage of lurid Russian propaganda. Suddenly, it seemed that Gerasimov had indeed been describing what was to come, had we but realized it. Prone, as ever, to overcompensation, Western mainstream opinion swung from ignoring Gerasimov’s pronouncements to enshrining them as some kind of bleeding-edge blueprint for a new way of war.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:42 PM

33. the second guy... all hat...

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:43 PM

34. From the OP subject line, I thought it was gonna be about General Steven Seagal

Russians love people who talk tough.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:44 PM

36. Sadly, it appears to have been just a flesh wound.

Better luck next time.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 04:58 PM

37. From the photo, he appears to be on a permanent bender. Nt

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:08 PM

38. He looks like a caricature of a an old time Soviet officer...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #38)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:38 PM

43. He is. They are.

Like your signature line are caricatures of Xmas puppies and Xmas cats.

Look at their faces, guess their ages.

Shoigu is strictly Soviet. Read his quasi-memoires. Most of the text is utterly boring, trash.

A few times you're chilled. '

Про вчера. Can be hard to find--not many copies printed.

On the otherhand, the publisher, ACT, is a solid publishing house. Sad that they passed this crap.

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Response to Igel (Reply #43)

Sun May 1, 2022, 05:50 PM

46. It's as sad as it gets that the old time Soviets have regained power

I visited the USSR back in the late '80s with my grandmother who joined a peace group which had a "sister town" high in the Caucasus Mountains and this was their initial trip. It was an awesome group of experienced and knowledgeable world travelers - all senior citizens except for one other lady - and me. We met with other peace groups throughout the country and, having experienced the horrors of WWII fought on their own soil, were also dedicated to peace. And this was under Gorbachev who had instituted more progressive policies (glasnost and perestroika, openness and transparency) and there was such hope back then. So my heart also breaks for the Russian people as we see them returning to the dark days of repression and Soviet-style rule.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #46)

Mon May 2, 2022, 12:04 PM

55. Seems more like tsarist rule.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 09:59 AM

48. This is great news to start my day! Thank you! Glory to Ukraine!!!

Eta:. Don't know how I missed it yesterday! ???

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 11:42 AM

54. I'm sure US Intelligence is providing the details

And honestly, good for us. In my opinion, when Russia tried to interfere in our elections they declared war. Fuck them.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 12:14 PM

56. As the Butcher of Syria its the least he has coming to him.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 01:00 PM

60. Sing along....'Don't stand so close to me....'

They thought their own Importance would protect them.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 01:09 PM

61. Lot of room for promotion in the Russian Army lately

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