Russia Moving In or Out?

Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
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In its latest weekly update, LCG reported:

The Russian Bear Is on the Move Again. The Russian economy is booming, thanks to oil and gas, and Russia is investing heavily abroad. Russian firms now own stock in Air Berlin airline, shipyards in the Baltic ports of Wismar and Rostock, and even in Deutsche Bank. This year, some 1,300 Russian firms will do business in Germany—to the tune of nearly 200 billion Euros (Deutsche Welle, August 6, 2008). Due to an abundance of funds, Russia is also making her weight felt on the world scene. Now, because the Georgian government is interested in joining NATO, the southern province of Ossetia wants to break and become a separate nation, and is seeking Russian help to do so. Russia, of course, does not want a former satellite nation to become a NATO member and has threatened to take action against Georgia to prevent this. For decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia was considered a “non-player” in geopolitics. But now, with her new-found wealth, Russia has emerged as a powerhouse and nations are paying attention to her moves—including Europe and the United States (TimesOnline, August 6, 2008). Russia is greatly updating its military capabilities, building alliances with large Asian nations like China and India, and is again acting independently of the West. Bible prophecy warns that at the end of the age, a great army will arise to challenge the European Beast power (Daniel 11:44-45, Revelation 9:13-19). We may be watching the beginnings of a future confrontation between Russia and her European counterparts.

One hour ago, the news reported (bolding mine):

MOSCOW (Bloomberg News) — Russia began pulling its forces back from Georgia to the separatist region of South Ossetia, a senior military official said, as Georgia claimed Russian troops are still advancing into its territory.

“We’re pulling out to the South Ossetian border,” Anatoly Nogovitsyn, deputy chief of Russia’s General Staff, told reporters in Moscow today. “We’re not talking about a full withdrawal.” Georgian Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zhguladze said Russian forces “are heading deeper into Georgian territory from the town of Khashuri,” near the city of Gori, which remains under Russian control. A second Russian column is moving toward the town of Sachkhere, west of Gori. Nogovitsyn said Russian forces “aren’t moving any farther forward.”

“If anyone thinks he can kill our citizens, our soldiers and officers who are serving as peacekeepers, and not be punished, we will never allow this,” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told veterans in the southern city of Kursk today. “Anyone who tries this will receive a devastating response.’

Russia is involved in prophecy and eventually Europe will massively receive “a devastating response (though not for at least 6 years from now).

There will be wars and rumors of wars–see that you are not troubled (Matthew 24:6).

Several articles of possibly related interest may include:

Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What is prophesied for Russia? What will it do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans and the Hindu Indians (who were not even on the same continent). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?

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