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Electrical/Power Systems Engineer, Queen of Anglo-Saxonia, ✏️*sigh* there will be typos, and spontaneous threads
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Apr 22 7 tweets 1 min read
I look at a LOT of Russian news from Russian news sources. And I’ve got to tell you that I don’t see ANYTHING optimistic.

The Russian government is looking for ways to get more income to fund the war, so they’re taxing increasingly more things. This in turn makes businesses unprofitable. The government seems to help the businesses they shouldn’t while over taxing the ones they should help

I am actively LOOKING for a positive horizon in the economy for Russia & I CAN’T find one.
Apr 18 54 tweets 15 min read
‼️ Russian Railway Update:
(You might want to bookmark this)

Buckle in, because it’s really bad news. It is really important that you read the build up to this bad news for you to REALLY appreciate how bad it is.

Pease make sure read this👇 and ALL of the linked threads Especially this one. Read ALL OF IT. It’s long. Don’t worry, it’s not hard reading. I make it really simple to understand. You can see Russia make a lot of bad choices.

Remember, you can bookmark these things and read them when you have time.
Apr 15 44 tweets 14 min read
‼️ Russian Railway Update:

“IPEM estimated budget losses from infrastructure restrictions at 2.8 trillion rubles per year”

Bottlenecks in Russian rail infrastructure are just one of multiple issues.

Be prepared for lot of references in this thread.

kommersant.ru/doc/6648439
Image First, if you have not yet read it, I highly recommend reading this long thread that details a good overall picture of the state of the railways.

It is especially focused on the state of the locomotives themselves but it explains why this situation is getting worse.
Apr 5 53 tweets 15 min read
‼️ Russian Railway Update 🧵

If you’ve read this thread you’ll know that Russian has been shipping things by train all the way out to the pacific cost ports and back again because (among other things) of the issues with Houthis

And that has been causing so issues… Now it appears that CHINA has increased shipping things all the way to the EU via railway. Which may cause more traffic issues. 🤔

We need to look at this to really understand what sort of impact this might have.

First, China shipped this way before the conflict. It’s faster. Image
Apr 3 14 tweets 4 min read
“The State Duma called for stopping pizza sales and returning [to] pies”

Is this to cover for foreign companies (and people) leaving?

🇷🇺: NO! THIS IS A CHOICE!

moscowtimes.ru/2024/04/03/vgo…
Image According to Alexey Govyrin, a member of the State Duma Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises, “Deputies proposed developing “culinary patriotism” and opening pancake, pie and other Russian catering establishments” Image
Apr 3 32 tweets 8 min read
I just saw someone had written something ridiculous that used big words to make it seem like something was really complex when it is incredibly easy to understand.

So here is a simple explanation of the Ukrainian Drone strikes effect on Russian Refineries This is a GENERIC refinery process diagram. Some refineries have duplicate units some refineries don’t have all of these units but is a generic one to show how the process works

We’re focusing on the red box

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_refin…
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Apr 2 11 tweets 4 min read
🚨 Russian Elites believe they’ll be saved by a DITCH! 🚨

Is it possible that there is something lost in translation?

ABSOLUTELY

But I like it better this way 😂

“Russian officials are buying up church lands to save themselves “during the apocalypse”” Image “High-ranking Russian officials and businessmen close to the Kremlin are buying up land in the Diveyevo Monastery in the Nizhny Novgorod region, where they expect to find “salvation during the apocalypse,””

Okey Dokey Image
Apr 1 123 tweets 31 min read
Who wants another thread with sources on how things are bad in Russia?!

Let me know and then bookmark this tweet for later so you can find it if/when I write it! Buckle in, we’re going on an adventure!

Be prepared:

1. This is going to be more specific than the long one

2. This may not end where you think it will. (Honestly, these threads have a life their own, there’s a good chance it doesn’t end where I think it will)
Mar 24 18 tweets 13 min read
The below video from Jan. 2023 shows Russian propagandists call for a holy war against “Satanists” in the West:

“Muslims still live in these European countries where this is happening, we don’t see any rallies, we don’t see Muslims bringing people to account”

~ Apti Alaudinov



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They have tried again & again tried to stir religious fervor and hatred.
Mar 15 51 tweets 13 min read
‼️ Russian Train Update

“Kommersant learned about the doubling of the number of locomotives put aside from traffic in a year”

🍿 Oh Dear…

forbes.ru/biznes/508162-…

Image Ok, I have to point out that this really a little more coverage of the data that was covered previously.

I want to go back to some original sources, and put together a fuller picture of what I *think* is happening here.
Mar 11 75 tweets 20 min read
‼️ The Russian Healthcare Thread

What’s going wrong and why? Buckle in, because there’s going to be a lot!

(Maybe bookmark this because it will probably be a good resource) Image What has triggered this thread?

The results of a survey of Russian doctors was recently released. I have a few articles on it. And I thought it would be a good idea to review the causes of issues mentioned & more.

(Be prepared for references, lots of references)
Feb 1 19 tweets 6 min read
‼️Update THREAD

There have been a few Russian language articles that have come out related to this. I know I have several followers that are interested in what happened here that are also knowledgeable in the area so I wanted to at a minimum be able point people to them.

1/ So I’m going to do a thread. Keep in mind that this is Russia & Russia lies. Evaluate claims accordingly.

First this article from Forbes Russia is rather detail heavy. So if you’re in this field this might be worth a read.

2/

forbes.ru/tekhnologii/50…
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Jan 20 21 tweets 7 min read
‼️ SEED SHORTAGE IN RUSSIA ‼️

I need to point out what is VERY INTERESTING ABOUTH THIS.

Forbes Russia:

“Before the spring sowing season, the Astrakhan and Volgograd regions complained about a shortage of imported seeds”

And we’re talking BIG SHORTAGES
🧅🥕🍅 Image Russia does not produce enough seeds domestically, they are imported.

They at least produce SOME, unlike hatching eggs. Which seems insane for a country as big as Russia…the biggest country on earth.
Jan 19 7 tweets 3 min read
“The government demanded that all those who left Russia be put on mandatory registration”

*sigh* what are they doing now

moscowtimes.ru/2024/01/19/vse…
Image “Russian authorities are preparing to tighten control over emigrant citizens, the number of whom has broken records for more than 100 years since the start of the war with Ukraine.

For Russians living abroad, mandatory consular registration will be introduced from mid-2025.” Image
Aug 12, 2023 13 tweets 4 min read
Thread

In the Kaliningrad Region an SU-30 fighter crashed. I’ve pointed out where that is located sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. Image First let’s look at what a Russian report for Russian audiences said happened

forbes.ru/society/494485…
Jun 11, 2023 22 tweets 7 min read
Remember when Russians signed “short-term” contracts with MoD then part of “partial mobilization” was their contracts being extended indefinitely?

Well now, if you signed with a PMC to avoid the MoD they say you have to join the MoD.

Yes, there are more than just Wagner. Prigozhin says no, Wagner will not sign contracts with MoD
Jun 10, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Girkin: “Is there Putin at all?”

Kadyrov: Putin works in mysterious ways!

Prigozhin: “Bakhmut did not take Yevgeny Prigozhin”

Solovyov: *buys a bunch of cheese* ImageImageImageImage Sources
Jun 10, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
This whole thing is an example of many of the things I’ve been predicting. Companies now have an extreme amount of control over their employees because the alternative might be mobilization
Jun 9, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
☕️ Here is the problem. Many Republicans are being programmed to believe that these cases against their politicians are frivolous.

Like when McDonald’s was sued for the hot coffee in the lap incident. Except THAT lawsuit wasn’t frivolous. She was in the hospital for 8 Days! Image A 79 year old woman having to get skin grafts, 8 days in the hospital, and 2 years of treatment is not frivolous.

But they all convinced us it was because we didn’t know the details. This is the same thing. It’s the McDonald’s Coffee incident.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v…
Jun 9, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
“I don’t want anybody looking through my boxes, I really don’t, I don’t want you looking through my boxes.”

~ Trump

Pg 21 of his indictment 📦

politico.com/f/?id=00000188… Image “We’ll look isn’t it better if there are no documents?

~ Trump

Pg 21 of his indictment

politico.com/f/?id=00000188… Image
Jun 6, 2023 24 tweets 9 min read
‼️Russia has lied blatantly during UN Security Councils before. I will prove it to you and provide sources.

Where: UN Security Council during the 9280th meeting

When: 14 March 2023

Who: Mr. Nebenzia [🇷🇺 Representative]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Ne… At the UNSC Meeting, Mr. Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder). was invited to speak. It was an excellent speech, I recommend reading or watching it.

At the end I will point you to where you can find this whole document and the UN translations ImageImage