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Reuters wrote:Russia arrests scientist for alleged collaboration with Chinese secret services

MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) - Russia has detained a scientist in Siberia on suspicion of state treason for allegedly collaborating with China's security services, the state news agency TASS reported on Friday, citing regional authorities and the man's family.

Dmitry Kolker, a doctor of physics and mathematics at Novosibirsk State University, whose website says he is head of a quantum optical technologies laboratory, was detained on charges of high treason, TASS quoted the Novosibirsk judicial department as saying.

Kolker and the Sovetsky regional court in Novosibirsk, one of Russia's largest cities, situated around 2,800 km (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, did not immediately respond to emailed requests for comment. A lawyer for Kolker could not be reached.

A number of Russian scientists have been arrested and charged with treason in recent years for allegedly passing sensitive material to foreigners. Critics of the Kremlin say the arrests often stem from unfounded paranoia.

State treason is punishable by up to 20 years in jail.

TASS cited Kolker's family as saying he was accused of collaborating with Chinese security services. Kolker has previously lectured at an international conference in China and had now been moved to a prison in Moscow, his son, Maxim said.

Kolker's daughter said the scientist has been diagnosed with stage four cancer, TASS reported.

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The Russians must be angling for something. They need Chinese money and trade more than ever, and surely the prosecutor must know of the repercussions of making this public, otherwise they could quietly bury this and punish him without making this a story.

Unless the prosecutor is a McNulty.
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Patrickov wrote:Another proof that China is in effect subservient to Russia in international matters, even though they may not intend to (and some anti-Russians wet dream about otherwise)


"anti-Russian wet dream" :lol:.

What do you think would happen if China joined the Western sanctions. :roll:
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Rugoz wrote:"anti-Russian wet dream" :lol:.

What do you think would happen if China joined the Western sanctions. :roll:


They won't.

1. They are ideologically opposed to the West.
2. They see themselves greater people (in a way like rural Repubs, regretably)
3. Experiences from those like Gorbachev and Gadaffi gave them wrong signals.
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Patrickov wrote:They won't.

1. They are ideologically opposed to the West.
2. They see themselves greater people (in a way like rural Repubs, regretably)
3. Experiences from those like Gorbachev and Gadaffi gave them wrong signals.


But they could.

No doubt their propaganda would come up with a different story than "joining the West".
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Rugoz wrote:But they could.

No doubt their propaganda would come up with a different story than "joining the West".


The West will not let China join them anyway.

After the Hong Kong shit, it's an established fact that China is bound to be the totalitarian shithole it is. If Russia falls after this war, China will be next.
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Patrickov wrote:Another proof that China is in effect subservient to Russia in international matters, even though they may not intend to (and some anti-Russians wet dream about otherwise)



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even Igor Girkin, the architect of the KGB "rebellion" in the Donbass, said in telegram that in his view the 2nd phase of the war was a failure for the Horde . Incredible amounts of manpower and material were wasted for 2 small cities, and in the end the Horde sources confirm that only a few hundreds of POWs were taken, which means that the overwhelming majority of highly experienced Ukrainian soldiers successfully evacuated.

Okay, no one mention Antifa while Rancid's around.

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