Friday, December 12, 2014

With no shame, the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship goes to Moscow

"The Russian Shooting Union won the bid to organize the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship, which will be held in Moscow, and beat the Slovenian Shooting Union 204 to 75 votes."

It's one thing if this vote took place in the time frame of the recent Olympics when for the most part there was good feelings and hope for a positive future, but to take place in December 2014, knowing what we know now about Russia. 

A shameful vote if nothing else!

Will the athletes from your country be attending?  Unfortunately, YES, as I've seen no public outroar from associations, federations, or athletes!

The shame, a medal is more important then taking a stand against world aggression.

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European countries bordering the Baltic Sea are competing to express their concerns over Russian military activities of in the region. Their actions vary from inviting Americans troops for a permanent stay to retraining reservists and rearming.

Sweden is planning to retrain about 7,500 reservists who have served in the Swedish army since 2004.

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The U.S. Army plans to send 100 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into Eastern Europe as a deterrent to “Russian aggression.”

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Exercise Black Eagle is designed as a display of strength by the UK and Poland amid growing tensions between the West and Russia.

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NATO confirmed that Russian tanks were moving into rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine. But Russia's aggression under Vladimir Putin didn't begin in Ukraine and, unless the West stops vacillating, it won't end there, either.

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The crisis in Ukraine has many of Russia's neighbors nervous, especially the three Baltic states - the only former Soviet Republics to have joined NATO.

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Russian warplanes are carrying out more flights in European airspace to test Nato responses and apparently imitate combat conditions, an expert says.

Igor Sutyagin told the BBC that the Russian pilots' lack of communication with air traffic controllers was "unfriendly" and "confrontational".

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Russian strategic nuclear bombers and other military aircraft entered US air defense identification zones (ADIZs) at least 16 times over the past ten days, American defense officials confirmed.

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The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

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 Russia is developing an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the US and NATO, President Vladimir Putin said.

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President Vladimir Putin has said Russia's takeover of Crimea showed off its military prowess, as his defense minister reported that the Russian flag was now flying over all military sites on the Black Sea peninsula.

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