Said Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite :
(King James:) “By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty. But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night; Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
(Youngs literal Translation:) “Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty. And none said, `Where [is] God my maker? Giving songs in the night, Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.’
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Painting by Arthur Ackland Hunt

   .. or watches?
(“The Septuagint”: ) “They that are oppressed of a multitude will be ready to cry out; they will call for help because of the arm of many. But none said, Where is God that made me, who appoints the night-watches; who makes me to differ from the four-footed beasts of the earth, and from the birds of the sky?
The russian ministry of justice have entered the rights-activist organization “Soldiers mothers of S:t Petersburg” in a register over non-commercial organizations which are judged to be “foreign agents”. RIA-Novosti announce about it with links to the ministry.
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The Russian Ministry of Justice

“..in the register -…- have been entered reports about the fund ‘Institute for the development of free information’ and about the regional  rights-activist organization in S:t Petersburg ‘Soldiers mothers of S:t Petersburg’, on the basis of representations made by the Prosecutor in S:t Petersburg“, – it is said in a message.
As is known the Committee for Soldiers Mothers recently  informed actively about the russian soldiers that are fallen or wounded in Ukraine.
According to their information there are about 15 000 russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, and there are details about 400 fallen or wounded.
(the above according to Ukrainian Pravda , which quotes russian media)

 

 CNN, New York Times, BBC

Wars and conflicts between “apes” and “men” are fought over the world in different places – Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and other countries – somehow dependant on where and how your prejudices are established. The role of media, and social media, is not to be underestimated.
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  Le Plus,

 

Facebook earning was beating expectations” – congratulation Mr. Zuckerberg ! /BBC, Time 

But isn’t  it a big question if Facebook and other IT-companies will not lose the russian public while sanctions are applied by the western powers, against Russia?

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Facebook drowning in the Black Sea? No, for heaven’s sake !

Not long ago representatives for both Twitter and Facebook – Twitter first  –  visited Moscow to speak with representatives for “Roscomnadzor”, that is to say the russian Board that  watches over electronic communications.

The Facebook delegation that later visited Russia “didn’t want  information about their meeting with ‘Roscomnadzor’ to become public”.

Izvestiya, nevertheless, made it public. In Russia.

New laws have recently  been written and adopted there, which might have inspired the deputy director of “Roscomnadzor”  to give the harsh message, that the Board he represents “.. tomorrow, within a few minutes, can block Facebook and Twitter in Russia“.

Also a part of Mr. Putins cherished “strategic balance” in the world ?