maandag 19 maart 2018
British police find Putin's passport at scene of Salisbury poison attack
Vladimir Putin secures record win in Russian presidential election
Final results released on Monday morning showed Putin had won his fourth presidential term with 76.6% of the vote, his highest score ever.
The total number of ballots cast on Sunday for Putin, who has spent 18 years as Russia’s most powerful politician, exceeded 56.2m in overnight counting. That was a record total, even discounting the nearly 1m votes he gained as a result of the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Dit betekent dus dat president Poetin met een hoger opkomstpercentage is herkozen dan president Obama, die in 2012 met een opkomstpercentage van 54.9 procent, ruim 12 procent lager scoorde. In dat jaar stemde 51.4 procent van de 54.9 procent, die in de VS de moeite nam om een stem uit te brengen, op Obama. Dat is dus 21.7 procent lager dan het percentage van 76.6 procent dat op president Poetin stemde.
Porton Down – A Gruesome Secretive Past
‘Since 1916 more than 25,000 servicemen took part in tests at Porton Down, where scientists developed chemical weapons and protective equipment. It is the longest-running programme of chemical warfare tests on humans in the world.’ (source)
“From 1945 to 1989, Porton exposed thousands of human “guinea pigs” to nerve gas. It seems probable that Porton has tested more human subjects with nerve gas, for the longest period of time, than any other scientific establishment in the world” – reported The Guardian in 2004.
Eric Gow, chairman of the Porton Down Veterans’ Group, said: “I am just so very sorry and angry that many of our comrades had to die before we reached this point – but I am sure they will be looking down on us today with some degree of satisfaction.”