Puppets of the Russian Federation…Unite! (in global organized crime), Part Three

(Members of The Islamic State, wearing the standard issue GOST uniform of the Russian special forces (Spetsnaz), a division of the GRU)


While many in the media and some in our nation’s think tanks continue to promote the notion that ISIS’ existence has something to do with so-called “sectarian warfare” and religious struggle, the reality of ISIS and its genesis tells another story.

In October of last year, Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national claiming ISIS allegiances murdered eight civilians in Manhattan when he drove onto a bicycle path/pedestrian walkway. Many failed to notice that counts 1-8 of Saipov’s 22 count indictment charged him with “Murder in Aid of Racketeering with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or death on each count.”  The idea of charging so-called Islamists for crimes usually associated with organized crime may at first seem surprising, but it’s an indication that law enforcement is, increasingly, adapting to the new reality of a nexus between terrorism and global organized crime.

In fact, the Islamic State has re-shaped thinking about regional geopolitics in the Middle East, as its sources of funding become more apparent to the West.

Source: The Islamic State’s Crime Connection by Stephen Handelman, November 21, 2015, Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College

To be clear, ISIS’ funding network consists of deeply-rooted ties with European organized crime:

Source: Examining the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism and its implications for EU Programming, Tuesday Reitano, Colin Clarke and Laura Adal, CT MORSE (Counterterrorism Monitoring, Reporting and Support Mechanism)

Understanding the Chechen and Russian intelligence influence among ISIS’ leadership provides additional clues. For example, the ISIS militant pictured in the top right image of this article has been identified as a Russian mercenary named Anatoliy Zemlianka:

But the roots of ISIS require additional deeper examination in order to be fully understood.

Some may recall the Chechen militant, Shamil Basayev, who was blamed for the infamous Moscow apartment bombings.  As Marius Laurinavičius writes in his excellent analysis of ISIS, Do traces of KGB, FSB and GRU lead to Islamic State?:

The fact that the famous Shamil Basayev, Ruslan Gelayev and some others Chechen terrorist commanders began their career notonly fighting on the Russian side during the Georgian-Abkhaz war, but were directly trained by the special forces of Russian military intelligence (GRU), was basically never even denied in Russia.
The traces of GRU agents were not a secret as well.
Even Yuri Drozdov, the legend of Russian secret services, former KGB General-Major and a longtime chairman of the board at ‘S’, in his interview for fontanka.ru in 2011 publicly admitted that all this information about Basayev was true. According to Drozdov, Basayev was ‘one of the leaders of a special military division’.
Also undenied is the fact that Basayev’s incursion into Dagestan and house bombing afterwards contributed, to say the least, to Putin’s coming to power. The Western world has less and less doubt that this was all a well-executed, although seemingly unthinkable, operation of Russian secret services.
In his article, How Russia Manipulates Islamic Terrorism, Kyle W. Orton adds:
In August 1999, Basayev led an attack into Dagestan, using weapons from GRU stocks in Moscow, not jihadist stores in Chechnya, reigniting conflict with Moscow. Six weeks later, Basayev would be blamed for the apartment bombings in Moscow that killed three-hundred people.
The Chechen Wars and the provocations that took place between them saw unimaginable atrocities.  Among them, multiple beheadings at the hands of Chechen Islamists.
This is the same thing we have seen from ISIS.
And we have also seen that ISIS cares not about Sectarianism.
Coming soon…Part Four. And it gets even uglier…

Puppets of the Russian Federation…Unite! (in global organized crime), Part Two

*** Update ***

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi to step down after 12 years as CEO, President Ramon Laguarta to succeed her


Again, subversion by the LTTE cannot be understated.

As William Rosenau noted in a Rand Corporation Counterinsurgency study, the LTTE is involved in extensive subversive efforts around the world.

Source: Subversion and Insurgency by William Rosenau, 2007, RAND Corporation

Tamil Tiger subversion of sustainability initiatives has become a booming business. For example, one former LTTE leader has even set up a sustainability company that he runs out of the U.K.  In Canada, LTTE’s influence has grown significantly, where their involvement in extortion and heroin smuggling has grown significantly. The LTTE’s human trafficking activities during the Cold War and shortly thereafter involved, unsurprisingly, cooperation from within Russia and East Germany.

Source: Funding Terror: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and their Criminal Activities in Canada and the Western World, The Mackenzie Institute, December 25, 1995

In his paper, Subversion and Insurgency, William Rosenau also discusses the subversive activities of the FMLN, which is particularly relevant today, but not in the way that people might think.

The El Salvadoran gang, MS-13, are the grassroots enforcers for the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) which is, in turn, the controlling party in El Salvador and in reality a Cuban/Russian political front involved in narcotics trafficking.

Members of the FMLN are currently under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency for alleged involvement in international organized crime and narcotics trafficking. (Sources: Here and here)

The FMLN has successfully used NGOs and western relief organizations for funding…a strategy often employed by Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista government and Chavez’ and Maduro’s Venezuelan governments, both operating in large part as Cuban/Russian satellites/narco-states. (Sources: Here and here)

From Rosenau’s Subversion and Insurgency

“Finally, the FMLN was innovative in its use of
domestic and international humanitarian and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
to generate financial resources. Donations from Western NGOs to FMLN fronts were a major
source of insurgent funds (CIA, 1989, p. 16). Money from legitimate aid projects focusing on
food, construction, medical care, and agricultural development was skimmed by individuals
deemed “politically reliable” by the FMLN and then transferred to the guerrillas. Donors of
course were never told that a portion of their contributions were destined for the FMLN (U.S.Defense Intelligence Agency, 1990, section 6).”

The connections between the leadership of Nicaragua, Cuba and El Salvador and Cuban/Russian international organized crime may seem surprising to many, until we take a closer look at subversion within the U.S. media. For example, Democracy Now, a media group with obvious links to Cuban intelligence (Dirección General de Inteligencia) and Russian intelligence that has gained traction in America, particularly with American academics, has long championed the leadership of Russia’s and Cuba’s narco-states as “Bolivarian Revolutionaries”.

In fact, Hugo Chavez was a very far cry from “Bolivarian Revolutionary” and it takes little imagination to understand that Chavez’ gasoline subsidies served to convey the cost of gasoline used to produce cocaine, to the Venezuelan people themselves. And for all practical purposes, Venezuela–specifically the Venezuelan military is the new FARC, with regard to cocaine production. Chavez’ daughter inherited billions of dollars after her father’s death and continues to live in the same upper-class neighborhood in Caracas that Maduro calls home.

Additional reading:





Coming soon: Part Three

Puppets of the Russian Federation…Unite! (in global organized crime), Part One

Over the past few years, conversation about Russia has taken a front seat.  But the conversation has largely focused on the insignificant and even irrelevant.

In order to set the record straight, we must first understand that today’s Russia is a mafia state.

This has been very well documented by a legion of peer-reviewed articles and academic papers as well as popular books such as Karen Dawisha’s Putin’s Kleptocracy and Misha Glenny’s McMafia.

This is an incredibly important point that, somehow, has remained largely unexplored, particularly by the mainstream media. Discussions about the Trump administration and Russian subversion, while covering elements of Russian intelligence, have generally failed to clarify the now near full assimilation of the Russian mob and the Russian state.

In addition to this, there has been very little (if any) discussion about the role of the former Soviet Union’s puppet organizations and front groups. On its face, this is an astounding oversight, particularly given the role that former Soviet front groups now play, in relation to the changed face of Russia. From a common sense perspective, it’s irrational to believe that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation would have abandoned its global intelligence assets.

There’s a wealth of articles to be found on Russian subversion for the purposes of advancing Russia’s geopolitical goals. What’s lacking is a concise, high-level analysis of Russian objectives from the perspective of Russia as a mafia state. There is little discussion about how former Soviet fronts such as the Stasi, West German Red Army Faction, ETA, Irish Republican Army and Liberation Tigers and puppet leaders like Fidel Castro, Muammar Gaddafi, and Kim Il-sung adapted to the changed tactics and strategies of Russia and became partners in global organized crime.  Moreover, there is also almost no discussion of Russian subversion and how it relates to groups involved in global organized crime that were previously unrelated to Russia.

As long as this analysis is absent from the public discourse, the general public will be unable to understand either the scale or complexity of Russian subversion.  In fact, it’s not especially difficult to demonstrate, with some historical perspective.

Consider, for example, how long the Irish Republican Army had cooperated with the Soviet Union, well before “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland.  From Decoding the IRA, by Tom Mahon James J. Gillogly:

For the disingenuous or naive historian, it might be easy to overlook such information. But for anyone who has studied Soviet/Russian subversion, it’s a safe assumption to assert that for all intents and purposes the IRA was virtually controlled by the Kremlin during the Cold War, or at the very least they were a partner.

There is much evidence to suggest, also, that elements of the IRA have long since shifted their operations to adapt to Russia’s new normal as Russian organized crime has had little difficulty finding a home in Northern Ireland.  In fact, you may recall that Whitey Bulger’s ties to the IRA are no secret. As elements of Montreal’s old Irish “West End Gang” seem to have renewed their interest in drug trafficking, it bears noting that Bulger’s Winter Hill Gang appears to have connections with them. (Source: Montreal’s Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West End Gang, by D’Arcy O’Connor)

But Whitey Bulger’s reach has not been solely limited to criminal gangs. In fact, Bulger’s influence and has mirrored and intersected with Russian subversion in corporate America. With little difficulty, any amateur researcher can dissect Bulger’s influence in The Boston Consulting Group, Bain Capital, McKinsey and Company, PepsiCo, Accenture and Hewlett-Packard, to name just a few. The difficulty isn’t in finding the connections, it is in accepting that the scale and reach of global organized crime has become as great as it has.

Another key Kremlin front group that Whitey Bulger’s network intersects with are the vestiges of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, another group that began as a political organization, only to wind up becoming an instrument of organized crime.  The LTTE have a long history of credit card fraud, arms trafficking, money laundering, extortion, passport forgery, human trafficking and drug trafficking (notably, in Montreal). The LTTE has historical links with additional Russian intelligence front groups/partners, such as Abu Sayyaf, Al Qaeda, Taliban, PLO, PFLP, North Korean People’s Army and even the infamous arms dealer and Russian intelligence operative, Victor Bout.

Subversion via the Tamil Tigers has expanded to terrifying levels, successfully targeting companies such as Accenture, PepsiCo, Google, and Microsoft, to name a few. The subversion often consists of elaborate pay-off schemes and rackets portrayed as altruistic endeavors. For example, in July of 2007, PepsiCo created an environmental training institute in Pammal, India in partnership with M.K. Stalin. Stalin and his father Muthuvel Karunanidhi (who named his son after Josef Stalin), have not only been involved in corruption, they have both been openly supportive of the LTTE and possibly even linked with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. You may recall that PepsiCo’s CEO, Indra Nooyi, who is from Chennai, India (as is M.K. Stalin), actively led PepsiCo’s lobbying efforts against adoption of the Magnitsky Act and supported The Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012.

As we have much, MUCH ground to cover, I have broken up this article into multiple parts.

Part Two coming soon!



A new film on active measures is on its way!

Directed by a guy whose dad is married to Harvey Weinstein’s old buddy, Anna Wintour, and featuring the likes of John Dean, ALEXANDRA CHALUPA and Asha Rangappa…This is ONE film you should be sure to, um, miss.

2018: The year films about active measures are, themselves, active measures.  LOL, it’s almost like Russia isn’t even trying anymore. So fucking lame.

Maybe I WILL watch it, so I can rip it the hell apart.

* COMING SOON * Semion Mogilevich, the Russian Mafia Kingpin Who Owns Wall Street, Who You’ve Never Heard Of

Defamation Lawsuits

Defamation Lawsuits


(Looks at watch)

Shady Hedgefund Manager Revered By Trump Just Threatened a FISC Judge (and Twitter suspended the account that brought it to your attention)

Shady Hedgefund Manager Revered By Trump Just Threatened a FISC Judge (and Twitter suspended the account that brought it to your attention)

I am OUTRAGED today.


Yesterday, a 20 year old, alt-Right hedgefund manager (with a personal history that would make your skin crawl) literally DOXXED AND THREATENED A UNITED STATES FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT JUDGE!!!



And in order to make this insult to Democracy even worse, Twitter temporarily suspended an account that reported Jacob Wohl and informed the Twittersphere of Wohl’s SEDITIOUS tweets, forcing the account to delete the tweet.

Not that I’m particularly shocked by Twitter’s handling of this, since I know a few things about Twitter that, unfortunately, most people are not ready to hear about yet.

But I want to share a few things with you about the seditious scumbag Jacob Wohls.

First off, here’s Jacob’s “Everipedia” page.

And allow me to be the first to tell you that there’s something VERY WRONG with Everipedia and its Iranian-American President and co-founder, Sam Kazemian.

For those who may have forgotten, Everipedia got its fifteen minutes of fame when their Meredith McIver page(which had been created two days earlier) was blasted across Twitter as supposed evidence that this apparently nonexistent person actually exists. To date, no one has ever met Meredith McIver. She remains a Trump campaign ledger book entry and little more.

Anyway, not only was Wohl ordered to pay a fine of $32,000 to the Arizona Corporation Commission, WHICH HE DID NOT PAYhe and his company, NEX Capital Management LLC have also been permanently banned by the National Futures Association.

But we know that Donald Trump is a fan of Jacob Wohl if we can safely assume that Trump or his Russian government friends control his tweets…

But it gets even better.
It turns out, Jacob Wohl’s father was formerly an attorney at the Los Angeles law firm, Wallin and Klarich. Since it seems apparent to me that some of Wallin and Klarich’ dirty history has been scrubbed off the Internet, I have taken the courtesy to provide a little more information.
One of Wallin and Klarich’ areas of expertise is the defense of those accused of rape.
Here’s a news article explaining about that time one of their attorneys spent 90 days in jail for altering a psychology report that was prepared for one of their clients they were defending:
Anyway, Jacob’s father made it to the big leagues. He’s parted ways with the “defenders of those accused of rape” law firm and he’s now a regular contributor to Fox News.
Everybody loves happy endings, right?
And behind my justified outrage and sarcasm are a few comments about Russian organized crime, which I will save for another day.
More History You’re Not Going To Like: If We Play Russia’s Identity Politics Game, We’re Going To Lose

More History You’re Not Going To Like: If We Play Russia’s Identity Politics Game, We’re Going To Lose

For most folks, the topic of active measures is a fairly new concept.
So if you’re new to all of this, let me be the first to inform you that Russian active measures did not begin in 2016. They didn’t even begin in 2008.  This has been going on for over 100 years.  But for Kremlinologists and some members of the intelligence community, this is old news. It’s a topic that, historically, really hasn’t interested most people. And for some in academia, it has always warranted skepticism and even contempt.
From my perspective, I find this very curious since one really can’t understand reality without understanding Russia’s active measures. It’s been said that the world’s best Russia experts understand the WORLD, because Russia’s use of active measures is so global and pervasive in nature. Active measures are and have been a central component of Russian foreign policy for a very long time, as was also the case with Soviet foreign policy before it.
In a sense, the Kremlin made a strategic blunder by so blatantly attacking the integrity of the 2016 elections, attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign and doing their part to ensure Trump’s success. The political left-wing has now experienced, firsthand, what some have spoken about for many decades, only to be laughed off as paranoid John Birch Society groupies. Having said that, some of the greatest “anti-Communists” and opponents of Soviet active measures were unapologetic left-wingers.
But the game is shifting before our very eyes. And the Kremlin is gaining the upper hand again, this time with the 2020 elections in their sights. And, frankly, I’m getting worried.
In my opinion, we’ve now reached or will shortly reach a point in which the Trump administration poses a lesser risk to national security than the two-fold risk of Trump’s phony opposition and Trump’s grassroots supporters. In fact, I can already see the battlefield coming into view.
If one looks at the alt-Right as a sort of extension of Russian intelligence, which is how I kind of look at it, they may at first appear to be white nationalists, fascists and neo-Nazis. But this notion falls apart when one sees how the alt-Right intersects with the alt-Left.  At the end of the day, what we have are far right and far left agitators who intersect based upon shared economic interests. Such is the game of Russian active measures and their over-reliance upon “Horseshoe Theory”, as I have explained in previous articles.
The same fallacy exists with regard to Bannon and Trump and their supposed antisemitism. In fact, it’s preposterous to believe that a couple guys who surround themselves with Russian Jewish mafia thugs in Palm Beach are really antisemites.
And yet these incorrect and misleading narratives are prevalent in the “Resistance” movement.
As a Conservative “NeverTrumper”, I’m as irate at the GOP as anyone on the Left…perhaps even more so since they have nearly destroyed my party altogether. Unfortunately, I have watched as certain key individuals in the “Resistance” have taken that same narrative and extended it to the GOP and Conservatives themselves. While I can understand the temptation, I want to share a few details from history that I hope will demonstrate the dangers of both identity politics and partisan politics.
My case will likely elicit some strong emotions. So I ask you to please bear with me while I present my case, which is going to take some time here. I do not defend or admonish either the GOP or the Democratic Party. I merely want to try to present history as it actually happened, with a mind for understanding the role of active measures in U.S. history. My hope is that there are a few surprises in my arguments, and we all come a little closer to the center and to each other.
A look at political divisions in Congress in the late 1950s and early 1960s (source):
85th Congress, 1957-1959
49 Democrats
47 Republicans
234 Democrats
201 Republicans
86th Congress, 1959-1961
64 Democrats
34 Republicans
283 Democrats
153 Republicans
88th Congress, 1963-1965
67 Democrats
33 Republicans
258 Democrats
176 Republicans
OK. Here’s the part you might not like…
VOTES-Civil Rights Act of 1957
Democrats:   119 Yea (50.85%) 107 Nay (45.7%)
Republicans: 167 Yea (83%)     19 Nay (9.5%)
VOTES-Civil Rights Act of 1960
Democrats:   165 Yea (58.3%) 82 Nay (29%)
Republicans: 123 Yea (80.4%) 12 Nay (8%)
VOTES-Civil Rights Act of 1964
Democrats:   153 Yea (59.3%) 91 Nay (35.3%)
Republicans: 136 Yea (77.3%) 35 Nay (19.9%)
Democrats:   46 Yea (68.7%) 21 Nay (31.3%)
Republicans: 27 Yea (81.8%) 6  Nay (18.2%)
Some of you were already familiar with those numbers. Others will quickly want to discuss Barry Goldwater, who was one of the “Nay” voters in the Senate for the vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and who should never have been on the GOP ticket that year, IMO. And the election results confirm that America, as a whole, felt the same way. And some others, still, will want to talk about Lee Atwater and the “Southern Strategy”, which is a pretty important part of this discussion, but which will have to be covered in subsequent articles. In the mean time, think of Lee Atwater as COMRADE Atwater.
Before we get into all of that, let me ask you, my readers, why you think Democrats ever defended Senator Byrd.  I will tell you why, in my opinion.  They defended him for the same reason the Republicans defended Barry Goldwater or Lee Atwater or now defend Donald Trump.
So, let me tell you about my parents. From 1960-1964, they lived in East Lansing, Michigan, while my father finished his Master’s degree and his Ph.D. and my mother worked as an elementary school teacher. My grandparents very generously purchased their first house for them. Their neighbors and good friends were an African American couple living next door, who were also starting a new family. I tend to think of my parents as pretty typical, middle-class, white Americans in most ways. I believe they’d probably agree with me. To kind of explain how my parents raised me, they taught me that the “N” word is more vile and reprehensible than the “C” word. When I hear the word spoken, I wince. It’s just a word that is so vastly alien from my view of African Americans that I just don’t feel comfortable with it’s use, regardless of who utters it. In a nutshell, my siblings and I were raised in such a way that none of us could ever understand what possessed others to give a damn about someone’s race or gender. It was like…why would anyone care about THAT?
It took me months to get through to them about Trump, who I first wrote about in December of 2015. But I finally got through to them, just before the elections.
So let’s talk about elections.
With people like my very typical, white American parents, who have never burned a cross, used the “N” word or wished ill will on someone because of their race or skin color, how do you expect they might respond to the “white racist Republican” narrative, in upcoming elections?
Let’s look at the flipside of this argument. If I want to attract registered Democrats to vote for a Conservative candidate, will I succeed in convincing them by pointing out that not one Democrat voted to free slaves? Or will that, um, maybe amplify an already bad partisan rift?
As I have mentioned in previous articles, Russian active measures employ the use of “Reflexive Control Theory” in order to provoke a desired social response. One example is how Russia, through the use of various media fronts such as Infowars and Drudge Report portrayed President Obama as a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary wishing to invoke martial law and seize everyone’s firearms or as a Muslim trying to transform the country under Sharia law. It would be difficult to quantify to what extent this impacted the 2016 elections, but it would be absurd to believe it had no impact whatsoever.
Similarly, I can only speculate about Donna Brazille’s influence on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and campaign faux pas. Was she the source of the “Deplorable” gaffe? I have my theories. Either way, Brazille’s identity politics and history with Gore and Jesse Jackson may mean little to most people, but having gained some skill in identifying agents of influence, I would have to believe that the intelligence community has come to the same conclusions about Brazille that I have come to.
So there are additional reasons I have concerns about identity politics, particularly as we inch closer to the 2020 elections.
Unfortunately, my concerns are based on yet MORE information my readers aren’t going to like.  Sigh…and another article I REALLY don’t want to write.
AHEM, Twitter Safety?

AHEM, Twitter Safety?

A new comment on my website…

Link: https://www.russiarevealed.info/the-horseshoe-rears-its-ugly-head-again-let-it-inform-you-not-distract-you/

Funny, this is EXACTLY how I got kicked off Twitter.

These warm seasons greetings came a day late for Christmas.

Link: https://www.russiarevealed.info/d-matthew-stewart-the-guy-linked-with-whitey-bolgers-thriving-network-who-made-my-shitlist-part-one/

The Horseshoe Rears Its Ugly Head Again: Let It Inform You, Not Distract You

The Horseshoe Rears Its Ugly Head Again: Let It Inform You, Not Distract You

So I woke up late this morning, to find yet more evidence of Russia’s Horseshoe Theory, played out in the news.

And here’s the link to the story, BTW… https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/28/trump-jay-z-black-unemployment-373779

You’ll have to forgive our predictable opposition in Moscow, but they have, after all, only a finite number of agents of influence to play this game with.

If you have followed me for awhile, you know that Jay-Z’s name has come up in conversation before (also here).

So this morning’s back and forth between Trump and Jay-Z is a perfect example of Kremlin mindfuckery. Jay-Z and Trump are not on opposite sides. They’re playing a dialectic, to disinform. There is no issue between them. The point is to convince you, the news consumer, that there is. Jay-Z is, in the truest sense, phony opposition. And the general idea here is to continue to drive a wedge between the Left-wing and the Right-wing and ignore both Jay-Z’s and Trump’s associations with Russian organized crime.

If we focus on Trump the “racist”, we’re not focused on Trump’s (or Jay-Z’s) involvement with organized crime.


And Trump’s racism isn’t going to get him kicked out of the White House or sent to jail, is it?

Also, take note of the media venues who are driving the dialectic, on Google News, because I want to show you how reality is gamed, on social media.

Finally, allow me to point out a painfully obvious flaw in the “Trump is a racist” narrative.  While I have no doubt that Trump is racist, I would ask people to really think about “Trump/Bannon/etc are antisemites” and ask yourself if this really makes any sense.

Sater? Cohen? Epshtyn? Mnuchin? Kushner?

Do we REALLY believe Trump and Bannon are antisemites when they surround themselves with people of Russian Jewish heritage?

Do we REALLY believe these people’s associations in Brighton Beach and Palm Beach make them antisemites?

Or, are they in fact associated with the Russian mafia? This is simple history here. And SHAME on the news media for not informing the general public.

JUST…READ…THIS…and understand that Ivankov, who is mentioned, lived in the Trump Towers:


Understand the HORSESHOE. Stop thinking in terms of Left vs. Right and visa versa.  This is about ORGANIZED CRIME, NOT RACISM.

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