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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2022 7:37 a.m. PST

…Andrei Shiplyuk heads the hypersonics laboratory at the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, according to the institute's website, and has in recent years coordinated research to support the development of hypersonic missile systems…

2nd person to be arrested

Aljazeera: link

HMS Exeter05 Aug 2022 8:23 a.m. PST

How Byzantine.

Arjuna05 Aug 2022 8:30 a.m. PST

Traitors to the Motherland!
And not even for Ukraine this time, but for China!
Shocking, I tell you!
Here, another one of these despicable minions of a foreign power:

Russian laser scientist dies two days after arrest for state treason – On

Fortunately this one could be arrested on his deathbed and put in prison before he escaped his just punishment by passing away peacefully.
One just can hope the loyal organs of the state had still enough time to convince him to confess his treason and sign the confession with his own blood.

It is the duty of every citizen of the Greater ruzzian Empire, be it in ruzzia or abroad, to keep eyes and ears open for any betrayal of the Motherland.
It is about the survival of the unique ruzzian culture.
Better too many false accusation than too less justified ones.

Ceterum censeo…
Stop them in Ukraine, send more heavy weapons.
The more dead ruzzian soldiers pile up there, the better.

And a new Lada for every ruzzian father!
YouTube link

dapeters05 Aug 2022 9:52 a.m. PST

So what did he really do that got him in trouble?

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 10:08 a.m. PST

He called Putin a d*ck-headed douchebag, instead of a douche-headed d*ckbag.

Arjuna05 Aug 2022 10:30 a.m. PST

So what did he really do that got him in trouble?

Who knows, it's ruzzia after all.
They did the same stunt about 20 years ago with Valentin Danilov, a ruzzian scientist, whose research dealt with the effect of solar activity on space satellites.
He was sentenced to 14 years in jail in 2004.
For espionage/treason, because he gave China intel that was demonstrably declassified in 1992…

As HMS Exeter put it, it's Byzantine.
The whole ruzzian state system and culture is based on extreme paranoia and subjugation/domination dynamics.
Half of their political upper echelon are former KGB members, so you can't expect anything else.

So, all those guys probably just talked to the wrong Chinese.
Allthough, technically every citizen of China is obliged to communicate important information to Chinese state agencies concerning its security.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 11:19 a.m. PST

Or, possibly, the hypersonic weapons don't actually work as well as touted. Yeah, they're fast… but the scuttlebutt is the guidance system is almost worthless. You fire ‘em off, wait for them to hit something, and declare that your target. So the end result is that they cost more than they're worth in actual utility— they're really only effective as saber rattling.
I'd say this guy sold Putin a bill of goods, thinking he'd never get called on it because surely they'd never be used… and then Putin decides to fire one or two into Ukraine, missing almost anything of real value compared to the cost, and the whole "paper tiger" thing got exposed.

But either way, clearly what the West needs to do is blanket Russia with "evidence" of connections between various military leaders and Putin's enemies (real or imagined), and watch him shoot down his most competent people. When you think traitors are everywhere, you'll believe that everyone is a traitor.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa05 Aug 2022 11:53 a.m. PST

I'd say this guy sold Putin a bill of goods, thinking he'd never get called on it because surely they'd never be used…

Personally I'd guess this guy is the patsy for everyone else in the system who's been skimming off the top since the big dollars will be in the manufacturing contracts!

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 12:31 p.m. PST

Guilty until proven even more guilty.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 6:39 p.m. PST

You know, it's an authoritarian state. Anyone with money, prestige, and power is guilty of something. If you get arrested for something else, well, you still had it coming.

Thresher0105 Aug 2022 7:03 p.m. PST

I imagine a few/many "donations" of $10,000 USD USD to various peoples' bank accounts via "electronic deposit" would make things very "interesting" indeed for those receiving the payments.

A extremely small "investment" of $1 USD – $10 USD million could go a long way to disrupting an awful lot of Russian programs and calling a lot of their personnel's loyalties into question.

Seems like an extremely small price to pay for a lot of havoc in Putin's utopia.

Then, just sit back and watch the chaos ensue.

Thresher0106 Aug 2022 7:24 a.m. PST

Hmm, that should read "An extremely small…..".

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