Russia has, of course, long been a space program powerhouse. Sergei Korolev and his team racked up an impressive lists of "firsts" in the early days of the Cold War and the space race: Russia was the first to orbit a man-made satellite, the Sputnik, Russia was the first to orbit living creatures, and later, a man, and successfully return him to Earth. Russia was the first to put a woman into space. Russian probes stretched out across the heavens to the Moon, to Venus, to Mars. And Russia has maintained, to this day, a reliable stable of "workhorses" of  heavy-lift launch vehicles, and continues - along with the European Space Agency - to be laying the careful steps of manned space missions to the Moon and eventually Mars.

But recent events - such as the recent failure of a Russian Mars probe - have set that country's space program back. Make no mistake, as President Dmitri Medvedev said a few weeks ago, Russia intends to maintain a vigorous manned and unmanned presence in space as part of its national interest. So setbacks or no, budgetary problems or no, Russia, unlike its short-sighted American counterpart, intends to stay in space.

All that said, the head of Russia's space program recently suggested that the string of failures that has affected that nation's space posture might not be entirely accidental:

Russia hints at foul play in its space failures

I hope you caught the implications of those first few lines:

"Roskosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin told the Izvestia daily he could not understand why several launches went awry at precisely the moment the spacecraft were travelling through areas invisible to Russian radar.

"'It is unclear why our setbacks often occur when the vessels are travelling through what for Russia is the 'dark' side of the Earth -- in areas where we do not see the craft and do not receive its telemetry readings,' he said.

"'I do not want to blame anyone, but today there are some very powerful countermeasures that can be used against spacecraft whose use we cannot exclude,' Popovkin told the daily."

Now on the face of it, this seems to me to begging a few questions. First, the idea that there is a "dark side" of the Earth blind to Russia seems on the face of it to be absurd. Russia, like the USA, has laced the globe with a network of spy satellites, and it is inconceivable that the Russian government would not have a similar network of communications satellites simply for defense purposes if nothing else. The idea that Russia would have a space program where its manned and unmanned probes are not able to receive telemetry readings is equally absurd. And Mr. Popovkin is not a stupid man. He knows this.

And we should too. Which leaves the question of why he would say such patently absurd things. In my opinion, he is sending messages to an unknown "someone" that Russia is aware - probably much more aware than it is letting on - that its space probes are being sabotaged. The question is, who?

We have two possible logical answers: (1) someone off this planet is doing it, or (2) someone on this planet is doing it. And both, when one thinks about it, are equally problematic. Let's take the second option. If it's someone on earth, political expediency would seem to rule out China - after all, China got much of its basic space technology from Russia,updated a bit with American and European technology. India, long a country close to Russia, would similarly seem unlikely to risk such a venture. The Europeans would hardly sabotage a program with which their own is becoming increasingly entangled, and add to that the growing closer economic ties between Europe (read Germany) and Russia. So again, Europe would seem an unlikely source. Then there's the USA. Clearly, the USA, like China or Europe, has a vast array of "countermeasures" that it could deploy against Russia, and it may even have a motivation to deny Russia access to Mars and any hidden data that it knows about. But nonetheless, such a venture is risky at best, and Russian satellite capabilities would surely pick up enough evidence to at least strongly indicate any culprit.

And that's the point: Russia has that capability, and likely has some idea already of who did it. Which leaves the first alternative. Again, the question is, who? ET? Some unknown off-world human black space project gone rogue and independent? Well, possibly, but if that's the case, then Russia isn't talking. But rest assured, there's a lot more to this story than meets the eye, and Russia isn't, for the moment, saying all that it knows.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. RF on February 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Russia has been through this before. Their deep space program has been notoriously full of problems. Nothing they have ever sent to Mars qualified as
    a success. They did have some success at Venus. Why so cursed with Mars, I wonder? They built a reliable, low-cost manned spaceflight system of rockets, capsules and space stations. Never had the money to go futher. We had the money to go further and didn’t. Our probes, however, have had amazing success to the point that
    the failures are forgotten. The shuttles and ISS have value, but 30 years that is as far as we got? We could have been to Mars already. See Zubrin’s The Case for Mars.

  2. Юрий on February 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Как известно, компьюторное и програмное обеспечение в России западное и в ососбенности американское. С 1945г. в результате операции “Скрепка” в Америку инфильтрован нацизм, который если и не захватил власть в Америке, то занял лидирующие позиции. Россия была и остается, несмотря ни на что, главным врагом нацизма. Отсюда вывод, Россия стремится к Марсу и Луне. Нацисты всеми силами этому мешают. Думаю все ясно и понятно!

  3. Jedi on February 17, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Could be a ruse for a alien invasion, the elite are working together globally.

  4. SSNaga on February 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Unfortunately, you have many lives of reincarnation ahead, and they won’t be as a star. There are Laws not found in your books or beliefs. To emulate the Spherical from the I-Core Reflection/Projection, requires Balancing the 12/12 Rays of Dis/Harmony… And Facing The Final Maneuver (13): Eternal Progression Status Is Earned/Achieved. Reincarnation & Eternal Progression are the Two Halves of The wHole. Belief is EXTRANEOUS To WORD LAW. … You’re “still waiting for “jesu” or Indra to “come Save you from Yourself” … the Profound state of Undeveloped Ignorance (& Innocence). Proof? Come Out of your Closet: The Mother & Daughter Are The Generators & ReGenerators (the Birthers, CHAOS), Never your “son,” the Penetrator. … You HATE your Other Half in your (own) UnKnowing: Yin-Yang. Too weak to Comprehend & Face The Killing (ReBorning) Truth, you dream. Indra & The Elohim Are Two Halves of One WHole: Indra Comes to Sit At His Lover’s Ready-Made (12) Table, Harvest Of Her (T-HEiR) Garden of DesPAIR & EcStasy (Stasis). … Each Are -/+.+/- , which Produces The DiaMOND LYght, Not the LIE-ght. The COILing you Detest is Your Own Accrued Soul-Power: The Power To Spark From The ARC of Compression (Spirit Forth/4th) Into FreeDom, Perfect EXpanScION. … All Will Have A Place. But Not Yet. (You will have to Stay In School until Equilibrium Is S$Self-Gained.) … .. “Those who were only semi-conscious expected the appearance of a savior to save them.” (Mark Gershon) … Weed your Own Garden (Starry Universe); Harvest ThereOf.

    • SSNaga on February 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Ye Olde Father K. deleted his comment… and Ran back into his Closet. “Proof is in the Pudding,” as is said. Truth Kills… DisSolves the Illusion of the dreaming Dreamed (the Dead x 7 billions).

  5. mike parry on February 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    What a bunch of hooey, dont you listen to these illuminators? (truthers)? -they tell you all day long its a one sided war and you as the monkeys in the middle go and fight it. the nazis won the war by being so smart, they were imported to the usa (north amernika eurpoe illuminati’s big experiment in ‘democratic’ socialism. now thatso and so has all the weapons they want you to believe its a scalar war. between witch planets? now theyll bring on this triple helix,alien free energy agenda next and youll all have to get some label. eliphas LEVIS’. its a big money war game to make you believe the lie. the satanic one. when Jesus returns everything will be fine, if there are no spiritual avatars who interdimentionally travel who will come to right our wrongs,the creators CAN by force,like a loving parent doling out dicipline. IF NOT WHY NOT JUST WATCH THE CRAZY SHOW. laughing that you will not sell out your integrity and human morality and hope for the best. if NOT dont bother me when im comatosed in my eyepod when were all thermo-batteries in the matrix.they electrocuted topsy the elephant. why. to metaphorically kill ganesh, after Tesla?
    apollyon is a destroyer same as shiva. see you next age? good luck everyone. there is immense beauty in the world,just unplug all your devices and crap. quit listening to people. get a telescope and enjoy the great outdoors. stay away from urban insane asylums. all cities are.

    • SSNaga on February 17, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Brilliant. But instead of the eyePod, learn about, & then EM-PLOY, “The Escape Cause.” The Twin Serpents of Duality/Polarity Are, InDeed, Both Killers (A & S, ‘matter’ & Subtle-‘matter’).

  6. marcos anthony toledo on February 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    It is interesting that the Russia Mars probes have failed. I have commented on Space .com that the USA might be sabotaging Russia Mars probes. There have been to many failures to be called a coincidence. There was a story in OMI about the destruction of a private German rocket spaceport in the Congo and the story in the magazine implyed US fingerprints in that incident that was in the 70’s when that story was published.

  7. SDRII on February 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  8. Robert Barricklow on February 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve suspected this for sometime now.
    That it is now just being acknowledged is …a warning?

  9. romanmel on February 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Remember the new unmanned space shuttle, the X-37B? The second launch was to be for a 6 month mission. As of this article, it was still in orbit 10 months later in January, 2012. Could it be it is the reason for Russia’s “bad luck”?

  10. Father Krespi on February 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

    We can not rule out the Gods for clearly they have returned. How do you explain a space shuttle with an Israeli onboard crashes in Palestine, Texas?

    The ancient myths tell us that the Gods always return when the demon infestation becomes too great for the Earth and humanity to bear.

    In this case, maybe the demon Yahweh is retaliating. Russia has been the homeland of the Aryans for at least 20,000 years since Vega was the Pole Star and the Aryans lived along the shores of the then temperate Arctic Ocean. When the climate grew colder, the Aryans moved further south into what is now Russia and Mongolia settling along the Gobi Sea. When the Gobi Sea dried up, they moved further south, west and east, spreading out across the globe. Yet, there has always been an Aryan presence in Russia just as there has always been a homo nephilim presence in the Middle East. The Rig Veda could very well have been composed in Russian lands. As Russia is a homeland to the Aryans it is thus despised by their enemy, Yahweh and his homo nephilim minions, the forces of death, destruction, and chaos, who hate all things Aryan.

    Russia has always been the target of Yahweh’s bloodlust. Now it seems his minions are trying to embroil Russia in a global war with Europe and the Unites States. Another Aryan civil war. Maybe sabotaging Russia’s space program is another trick by the homo nephilim to trigger this war?

    Beware Yahweh! Your time is up! Lord Indra has returned to eat you and your minions for lunch!

    Hail Indra! The demon slayer of the Vedas has returned!

    • HAL838 on February 16, 2012 at 9:11 am

      You have a long memory, Father.

      • Father Krespi on February 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm


        When you wake up in the morning, try to remember the moment when you laid down for bed the night before. Then go back in time a half hour from that moment and try to remember what you were doing. Continue going back in time in half hour increments until you reach that moment the day before when you woke up in the morning. Do this exercise daily. Try to remember as much as you can for each of those past moments. What you were seeing. What you were thinking. What you were feeling. If you do this daily, I assure your your memory will strengthen. Moreover, you will develop a mental lucidity which will allow you to go much further back in time– into your mother’s womb and beyond that, you can journey through all your past lives. This of course takes years of practice.

        11,000 years I’ve been walking this planet as a human being. This will probably be my last as I fully intend to reincarnate as a Star next time around. I’m tired of living amongst these homo nephilim. They make the world so ugly.

  11. HAL838 on February 16, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I agree with your observations in this matter and
    further point out that Russia has been very placid
    concerning the many things WE/USA have been
    sabotaging her with and directly targeting her with.

    • Enlil's a Dog on February 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Agreed, but I actually think that the Russians have been “very, very” patient with what the USA have been doing for decades, and not just in recent times!

      If the Russians and the Chinese ever got together to joint venture their respective Space Programs (just to piss the USA & the Euro Nations off) both Europe & the USA can forget about being the first country to land on Mars – or anywhere else for that matter…Russian Science backed by Chinese money?? Wow, think of the possiblities!!

      I’m Enki & I hate my Brother!

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