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The Bolsheviks were on their way to ‘sanity and sound business practices,’ the Council [on Foreign Relations] study group concluded… Thus, the Council experts recommended in March 1923 that American businessmen get into Russia while Lenin’s invitation held good…” Excerpt from “Continuing the inquiry : the Council on Foreign Relations from 1921 to 1996” by Grose, Peter, CFR.

The Council on Foreign Relations has been associated with Putin’s friend-advisor Henry Kissinger, since 1956. Until recently, Russia’s second richest man, metals magnate Potanin, was an advisor to the CFR. Biden Sec. of State Tony Blinken is a member. Russian metals magnate Len Blavatnik is still a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The foundation of the wealth of Soviet born, Moscow raised, Blavatnik is from SUAL-RUSAL (Russian aluminum). He may still be a SUAL partner, alongside Vekselberg, and thus part owner of Russia’s aluminum company, RUSAL.

Patrick Byrne, a US boyfriend of Russian spy turned Russian politician, Maria Butina, is a CFR member. Tulsi Gabbard was a member. Bill and Chelsea Clinton are members, as is Dick Cheney. Glen Youngkin was a member and may still be, etc., etc.

If there is a “deep state” within the United States, it is the CFR. Anyone who is a member should be examined with extra scrutiny. CFR has been strongly connected to Russia and appears to have acted as a vehicle for doing business in Russia since its founding.

Ukraine can win, it’s dangerous. Time to force it to give away its territories” — Mr.Kupchan’s great suggestion at @nytimes I assure the author: if Putin wins, world will not be safer. You will not enjoy living in jungles, where law is not determined by laws, but by nuclear weapons”. Михайло Подоляк @Podolyak_M, 12:09 PM · Nov 3, 2022

Georgetown University is a Jesuit institution.

Opinion | Russia, Ukraine, Negotiated Settlement
– The New York Times
By Charles A. Kupchan
Dr. Kupchan is a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
.
The war in Ukraine is dangerously escalating. Ukraine is advancing on the battlefield and is growing only more determined to expel Russian troops
”. https://web.archive.org/web/20221102093000/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/02/opinion/russia-ukraine-negotiation.html

Podolyak explains the problem:
Михайло Подоляк @Podolyak_M: “When someone talks about “diplomatic settlement”, they are actually proposing Ukraine to fulfill Russia’s ultimatum: “give away territories, admit defeat”. Ukrainian people will never agree to this. Therefore, a request: stop offering Ukraine capitulation disguised as “diplomacy” 8:32 PM · Nov 2, 2022
The world must understand: any concession to RF will become Putin’s victory and open Pandora’s box. Tyrants will realize that international law does not work: the strong one – the right one. Others will start a nuclear race. If there are no adults in the room, Ukraine will be”.
4:07 PM · Nov 3, 2022
What lesson should Western leaders learn from grain “Ottoman diplomacy”? A “blackmailer” with Russian roots is inferior to those who are stronger and know how to clearly state their position. The way to “pacify” the aggressor lies through a reasonable demonstration of force.” 2:47 PM · Nov 2, 2022
Russia today – a gambler in casino who has been lucky several times and now believes in his destiny. So it went all-in… and lost. Today, by proposing “negotiations” (recognition of annexation), Putin wants to recoup. Fortunately, Ukrainian Armed Forces are good at treating addictions”. 2:44 PM · Nov 2, 2022

The Council on Foreign Relations has long been associated with Putin’s friend-advisor Henry Kissinger (born in Germany), as well as the Rockefellers. Russia’s second richest man, Potanin, was an advisor to the CFR until March 2022. Biden Sec. of State Tony Blinken is a member, and his step-father, Sam Pisar, was an advisor to the CFR’s David Rockefeller. Russian metals magnate Soviet born, Moscow raised, Len Blavatnik is still a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He gave the CFR $12 million. The foundation of the wealth of Soviet born, Moscow raised, Blavatnik is from SUAL-RUSAL (Russian aluminum). He may still be a SUAL partner, and thus part owner of Russia’s aluminum company, RUSAL.
https://web.archive.org/web/20220813082109/https://www.cfr.org/membership/roster
https://web.archive.org/web/20220607032246/https://www.cfr.org/blavatnik-internship-program After immigrating to the United States, where he studied, he returned home to invest, after the fall of the Soviet Union, and came out on top of the aluminum wars in the 1990s. Now he has US and UK citizenship and he is one of the UK’s richest men. He remained part owner of SUAL (now SUAL partners), which is still part owner of Rusal (Russian aluminum) until recently. It’s unknown if he still owns part of SUAL partners post-Russia’s full scale attack upon Ukraine or not. He may well be the hidden hand behind Rishi Sunak’s coup against strong supporters of Ukraine. While Blavatnik may not be a Russian political oligarch, he has been a Russian aluminum oligarch.

Not until early 1923 could the Council [on Foreign Relations] summon the expertise to mobilize a systematic examination of the Bolshevik regime, finally entrenched after civil war in Russia. The impetus for this first study was Lenin’s New Economic Policy, which appeared to open the struggling Bolshevik economy to foreign investment. Half the Council’s study group were members drawn from firms that had done business in prerevolutionary Russia, and the discussions about the Soviet| future were intense… The Bolsheviks were on their way to “sanity and sound business practices,” the Council study group concluded, but the welcome to foreign concessionaires would likely be short-lived. Thus, the Council experts recommended in March 1923 that American businessmen get into Russia while Lenin’s invitation held good, make money on their investments, and then get out as quickly as possible. A few heeded the advice…” Excerpt from “Continuing the inquiry : the Council on Foreign Relations from 1921 to 1996” by Grose, Peter https://archive.org/details/continuinginquir0000gros/mode/2up?q=Soviet

John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil-Vacuum oil helped the Soviets restart their oil industry: “SEES STANDARD OIL DOMINATING WORLD; Tchitcherin, in Baku, Says That With Royal Shell It Controls Russian Oil Shares. Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. March 5, 1925“

Over the course of the 1950s large foundations stepped in to support and enlarge the Council as a leading force in America’s international awareness: from the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation came $500,000 each, topped by $1.5 million from the new Ford Foundation in 1954….
The turn of the 1970s brought a fundamental renovation of the Council’s leadership. David Rockefeller, head of the Chase Manhattan Bank and an active Council member for 30 years, became chairman of the board in 1970
” “Continuing the inquiry : the Council on Foreign Relations from 1921 to 1996” by Grose, Peter https://archive.org/details/continuinginquir0000gros/mode/2up?q=Soviet
The 30 years apparently refers to ca 1940-1970 and not 1966-1996, since Rockefeller was already there in 1954. The Rockefellers are a family from the German Rhineland, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. In short, they are Pennsylvania Germans – probably Anabaptists.

While the CFR’s David Rockefeller was CEO of Chase, it “spread internationally and became a central component of the world’s financial system due to its global network of correspondent banks, the largest in the world. In 1973, Chase established the first branch of an American bank in Moscow, in the then Soviet Union. That year Rockefeller traveled to China, resulting in his bank becoming the National Bank of China’s first correspondent bank in the U.S… Rockefeller met Henry Kissinger in 1954, when Kissinger was appointed a director of a seminal Council on Foreign Relations study group on nuclear weapons, of which David Rockefeller was a member.[22][23] He named Kissinger to the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and consulted with him frequently, with the subjects including the Chase Bank’s interests in Chile and the possibility of the election of Salvador Allende in 1970.[24] Rockefeller supported his “opening of China” initiative in 1971 as it afforded banking opportunities for the Chase Bank.[25]…” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rockefeller

Patrick Byrne, the American boyfriend of Russian spy turned politician, Maria Butina, is a CFR member. Tulsi Gabbard was a member. Bill and Chelsea Clinton are members. Youngkin was a member and may still be, etc., etc. If there is a “deep state” within the United States, it is the Council on Foreign Relations. Anyone who is a member should be examined with extra scrutiny.

As this blog has repeatedly pointed out, Tony Blinken’s stepfather, Sam Pisar, was at the forefront of doing business in the Soviet Union. Pisar was also the lawyer and friend of Robert Maxwell, the father of Ghislaine Maxwell. Pisar was the lawyer for Jeff Epstein when he was in Paris, according to one source. Do a search in this blog for Blinken or Pisar to find more details. Sam Pisar was an advisor to David Rockefeller, as well. https://web.archive.org/web/20181207071421/https://newrezume.org/news/2018-09-08-7035

Sam Pisar became an adviser to David Rockefeller and “was was struck by the fact that this well-known businessman of the world opened his bank in Russia in the very center of Moscow along Karl Marx Street, building 1 near Red Square.” Pisar was also “an advisor to Armand Hammer, who began working with the Bolsheviks under Lenin. Hammer invited Pisar to be his lawyer, and together they traveled to Moscow to negotiate Hammer’s deals with the Soviet state. They always stayed at the National Hotel. When they came together, Hammer rented the room in which Lenin lived after the Soviet government moved to Moscow. If Pisar had to come alone, then he could not deny himself the pleasure of renting Lenin’s former number. As Samuel recalls, he had to meet with Brezhnev, Kosygin, then with Gorbachev and Yeltsin, and on the affairs of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) with Putin, since for 22 years he was an IOC lawyer and permanent adviser to IOC President Juan Samaranch…”https://web.archive.org/web/20181207071421/https://newrezume.org/news/2018-09-08-7035

Henry A. Kissinger has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1956 and served as a member of its Board of Directors from 1977 to 1981. https://web.archive.org/web/20220921190337/https://www.cfr.org/henry-kissinger-chair-us-foreign-policy

Richest Russian Built NYC Power Over Decades and Lost It in Weeks: Vladimir Potanin stepped down from the Guggenheim and CFR cut ties with him as billionaires with links to Russia have their donations scrutinized. By Blake Schmidt
March 16, 2022, 10:15 AM EDT
A month ago, Vladimir Potanin sat alongside the world’s financial and business elite on the advisory board of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations and among the trustees of the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan…
https://web.archive.org/web/20220316145911/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-16/richest-russia-billionaire-vladimir-potanin-loses-nyc-board-seats-on-ukraine-war

CFR-Georgetown University (Jesuit) Kupchan also wrote an article last year still repeating the tired and idiotic argument that Russia should (or could) be peeled away from China. China doesn’t need Putin or Russia. China needs Russian land and resources: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-08-04/right-way-split-china-and-russia

The only thing in underpopulated Russia is its natural resources and that’s why many want business as usual. CFR appears to have been helping business exploit Russia’s natural resources since the beginning of the Russian Revolution. Why aren’t we allowing China to take back its lands which were historically stolen from it by Russia? That sort of appeasement might make sense. China is overpopulated and needs its stolen land back. China is simply using Putin.

A Soviet-Born Billionaire Is Buying Influence at US Institutions. Anti-Corruption Activists Are Worried. The Council on Foreign Relations is under fire for accepting Len Blavatnik’s gifts thanks to his tie to oligarchs and Russian corruption”. By Dan Friedman Reporter https://web.archive.org/web/20220228192623/https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/council-on-foreign-relations-leonard-blavatnik-russia/

Click to access Blavatnik-CFR-Letter-9-18-19.pdf

From a letter asked that CFR return the money to Blavatnik:
Our most urgent concern is this. You speak of the longterm impact of this donation. In our view, that impact extends far beyond the potential value of the money to future interns, beyond even CFR. That impact will touch upon the health of American democracy.

Blavatnik has mounted a longstanding effort to launder his image by linking himself to precisely the type of respected institutions you mention. That is his strategy. This effort is particularly sensitive now, one year before the next U.S. presidential election. In October 2016, he made major donations to political figures supported by the Kremlin. We have no doubt that certain campaigns are quietly testing the waters to gauge how far consensus has shifted as to the acceptability of Russian linked money. By welcoming this contribution at this time, CFR bestows its blessing. The fact that Harvard or Yale’s due diligence failed – in gifts related to science, not policy – does not excuse this more serious lapse.

 It is our contention, supported by a significant body of evidence, that Mr. Blavatnik should be considered, for all intents and purposes, a “governmentcontrolled entity.”
 The existence of internal processes consistent with “best practices” has failed to guard many an institution from actions that in retrospect proved unwise, damaging to their reputations, unethical, or criminal. Blavatnik’s donation does indeed put CFR’s reputation for integrity and independence at risk.
 We would certainly expect that CFR did not offer Blavatnik any say in its processes or research agenda. However, abundant social science research demonstrates that the desire to reciprocate is so deeply rooted in humans who feel beholden that they almost always do so, even unwittingly.
 The fact that some CFR members may be satisfied with this contribution does not absolve you and the directors from your own stringent responsibilities to consider its ramifications. (Some Skadden Arps partners or Sackler Gallery directors might today regret their earlier positive response to legal fees and donations now in the news. But in those cases, the fallout affected only the entities, not our nation as a whole.)

Nothing in our exchange with CFR over the last two weeks is to be construed as an allegation by any of the signatories of criminal malfeasance by Mr. Blavatnik. Such a determination can only be made by the courts. But criminal law sanctions only the most egregious violations of a society’s ethical expectations. It is a floor, not a ceiling. It is our strong view, as stated in our letter of September 18 (attached with an expanded list of signatories), that CFR should uphold higher standards, and demonstrate the rigorous integrity that must be restored to America’s public and private institutions in order for our democracy to continue to thrive.

Our request is simple and substantive: reverse your decision to accept Blavatnik’s $12 million. We consider this matter to be of grave importance and will continue working for a better outcome.

Sincerely,

Peter Reddaway, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, George Washington University
Sarah Chayes, Author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
Ilya Zaslavskiy, Head of Research, Free Russia Foundation
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/6456261/Blavatnik-CFR-Letter-Reply-to-Haass-30-Sep.pdf

The Transnational Origins of the Russian Oil Industry: The Rothschilds, BNITO and Baku Naphtha” Principal Investigators: Jennifer Siegel, Associate Professor of History
Excerpt: “In the 1870s, Imperial Russia abolished the state monopoly on oil and opened the oil-rich Caucasus to private enterprise… The Rothschilds changed the focus of Russian oil from domestic production to the global market. This spurred companies like Standard Oil to reinvent itself as a multinational corporation and Shell to develop into the most important oil transportation company in the world…” The Rothschilds were involved from 1884 until they transferred their holdings to Royal Dutch Shell in 1912, according to Siegel: https://web.archive.org/web/20220306171939/https://mershoncenter.osu.edu/research-projects/transnational-origins-russian-oil-industry-rothschilds-bnito-and-baku-naphtha

Root Commission
In June 1917, at age 72, Root headed a mission to Russia sent by President Wilson to arrange American co-operation with the Russian Provisional Government headed by Alexander Kerensky. Root remained in Petrograd for close to a month and was not much impressed by what he saw. American financial aid to the new regime was possible only if the Russians would fight on the Allied side. The Russians, he said, “are sincere, kindly, good people but confused and dazed”. He summed up the Provisional Government trenchantly: “No fight, no loans.”[19] This provoked the Provisional Government to initiate failed offensives against Austrian forces in July 1917. The resulting steep decline in popularity of the Provisional Government opened the door for the Bolshevik party and the October Revolution.[20] Root was the founding chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, established in 1918 in New York
.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elihu_Root#Root_Commission

Михайло Подоляк @Podolyak_M When someone talks about “diplomatic settlement”, they are actually proposing Ukraine to fulfill Russia’s ultimatum: “give away territories, admit defeat”. Ukrainian people will never agree to this. Therefore, a request: stop offering Ukraine capitulation disguised as “diplomacy” 8:32 PM · Nov 2, 2022 https://twitter.com/Podolyak_M/status/1587875254952673280

Михайло Подоляк @Podolyak_M
The world must understand: any concession to RF will become Putin’s victory and open Pandora’s box. Tyrants will realize that international law does not work: the strong one – the right one. Others will start a nuclear race. If there are no adults in the room, Ukraine will be.
4:07 PM · Nov 3, 2022 https://twitter.com/Podolyak_M/status/1588171084523782145

Михайло Подоляк @Podolyak_M
“Ukraine can win, it’s dangerous. Time to force it to give away its territories” — Mr.Kupchan’s great suggestion at @nytimes I assure the author: if Putin wins, world will not be safer. You will not enjoy living in jungles, where law is not determined by laws, but by nuclear weapons.
12:09 PM · Nov 3, 2022 https://twitter.com/Podolyak_M/status/1588111010321375237

Opinion | Russia, Ukraine, Negotiated Settlement – The New York Times
By Charles A. Kupchan Dr. Kupchan is a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The war in Ukraine is dangerously escalating. Ukraine is advancing on the battlefield and is growing only more determined to expel Russian troops…”https://web.archive.org/web/20221102093000/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/02/opinion/russia-ukraine-negotiation.html

Михайло Подоляк @Podolyak_M
“What lesson should Western leaders learn from grain “Ottoman diplomacy”? A “blackmailer” with Russian roots is inferior to those who are stronger and know how to clearly state their position. The way to “pacify” the aggressor lies through a reasonable demonstration of force.” 2:47 PM · Nov 2, 2022 https://twitter.com/Podolyak_M/status/1587788465294426112

Михайло Подоляк @Podolyak_M
Russia today – a gambler in casino who has been lucky several times and now believes in his destiny. So it went all-in… and lost. Today, by proposing “negotiations” (recognition of annexation), Putin wants to recoup. Fortunately, Ukrainian Armed Forces are good at treating addictions. 2:44 PM · Nov 2, 2022