Who Is Vladimir Putin?



“Vladimir Putin is considered to be the most important geopolitical player in the last 40 years – under his administration, Russia’s profile has risen to a level not seen since the days of the Soviet Union. While many have analyzed Putin’s background from historical sources, I am always interested in the esoteric view and thought it would be informative to see what I could find in Mr. Putin’s numbers.

I work with Numerology professionally and have found it to be 100% percent accurate. Given only two pieces of information, the Birth Name and Date of Birth, a clear personality profile can be calculated, giving insight into one’s motivations, character and innate qualities. More simply put, we can consider numerology to be an archetypal ‘personality test’ that indicates the inner motivations of a person that may not be apparent from publicly available sources….”



I did the same thing with esoteric astrology, which is also a very accurate science revealing the Soul Mission of an individual for the present lifetime.  I also spent a week researching present lifetime evidence of the truth of various elements found in Putin’s natal chart.  You may read it here:

What about Putin and Russia?


Americans, in particular, hear a steady stream of warmongering propaganda about WWIII, President Putin, and Russia.  So much so that faithful Western readers are turning to Lada Ray of Futurist Trendcast for answers they can trust. 

An excerpt from her article regarding Putin and the role Russia is presently playing in the world struck me as being especially relevant due to an intuitive journey another woman and I experienced together several years ago.  To make a long story short, we wondered about the meaning of the Man on a White Horse on the Russian flag.


man-on-white-horseIt is the Kalki Avatar… Maitrya … Mehdi … Rider on a White Horse.

I stated that in 2014, a cosmic power described as ‘Kalki Avatar ‘in Hindu scriptures, ‘Mehdi ‘in Muslim scriptures, ‘Rider on White Horse’ in Christian scriptures, and ‘Maitrya’ in Buddhist scriptures would emerge to save humanity. All this would happen before 27th July 2014, when His appearance will be known to all.”  (

Catholic Resources states: “The belief in a Kalki avatar who will come to restore peace to the world is alive in countries throughout the world. While many still await his descent to earth, many other believers have faith that he is already here on earth.”  (

As is stated in the 1st quote above,  “I stated that in 2014, a cosmic power described as ‘Kalki Avatar ‘in Hindu scriptures, ‘Mehdi ‘in Muslim scriptures, ‘Rider on White Horse’ in Christian scriptures, and ‘Maitrya’ in Buddhist scriptures would emerge to save humanity. All this would happen before 27th July 2014, when His appearance will be known to all.

It was on July 27, 2014 that our intuitive journey took place and our conclusion was that Maitrya had overshadowed President Putin to lead the world to peace.  A period followed on facebook in which people were mesmerized with President Putin.  Now, in late 2016, in an internet poll, a majority of American responders stated they would vote for Putin as president of the US,  if they could.

vladimir_putin_russia_guggenheim_museumAn excerpt from Lada Ray’s blog

The excerpt from Lada’s blog speaks of Putin being “a huge oversoul, protected by many who incarnated specifically for the purpose of helping him facilitate the Great Earth Shift we are going through, and to help him NOT to allow US/West to plunge us into WWIII.”

LADA RAY:  “Putin is a grown man. Moreover, he is a huge oversoul, protected by many who incarnated specifically for the purpose of helping him facilitate the Great Earth Shift we are going through, and to help him NOT to allow US/West to plunge us into WWIII. Should WWIII occur, despite the efforts of so many of us, it would be the last war for this human civilization. After that war there would be no human civilization left. Or as Einstein once said, ‘I don’t know with what weapons WWIII will be fought, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.’ My prognosis is even more stark: there will be no humans left to fight WWIV. Therefore, Putin’s and Russia’s role is to keep the world spinning, while at the same time slowly and carefully rebalancing it.”  (

“In addition to the above, we have Edgar Cayce, the most scientifically verified psychic on the planet during his lifetime and since, predicting that:  “Russian President Vladimir Putin would be a force of  light in preventing World War III.”  (

Putin’s Esoteric Astrological Natal Chart also indicates he incarnated to be a World Leader.

So folks, please don’t permit all the mainstream media propaganda convince you President Putin and Russia are your enemy!  They are performing their job of bringing the world to a state of peace and have DIVINE HELP in doing so!

How Putin Decimated NWO Agents and Satanists with a Bang (Part II)


How Putin Decimated NWO Agents and Satanists with a Bang (Part II)

By Jonas E. Alexis on May 12, 2016 – Veterans Today

Putin: “It is not for nothing that ‘big brother’ is spending billions of dollars on keeping the whole world, including its own closest allies, under surveillance.”




World Gets Behind Putin’s Vow To Destroy New World Order

World Gets Behind Putin’s Vow To Destroy New World Order


Putin has got the Illuminati running scared, which is why they are in propaganda overdrive, pumping the mainstream Western media full of scare stories and untruths in an attempt to blind the masses to what is really happening before their very eyes.

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Baxter Dmitry in News, World

Brave Vladimir Putin has rocketed up the popularity charts of world figures according to a British poll, proving that his determination to destroy the New World Order has started to resonate with people all over the world.

YouGov surveyed people across 30 different countries and President Putin was the fastest riser on the list of 3000 world figures, being voted the six most admired man in the world.

It’s a unique window onto the shared values of humanity in 2016,’ said Freddie Sayers of YouGov.

Putin, a judo enthusiast who can bench 230, has been hitting the New World Order where it hurts, outgunning, outflanking and all-round out-manoeuvring the Illuminati.  He’s got them running scared, which is why they are in propaganda overdrive, pumping the mainstream Western media full of scare stories and untruths in an attempt to blind the masses to what is really happening before their very eyes.

This international poll shows that people all over the world have started to wake up and notice, and they are now backing Putin in their droves.

Do not be surprised if the mainstream media attempt to convince you of something deeply disturbing in the near future.  We’ve had the Panama Papers leak and the mainstream media’s attempt to smear Putin.  Never in history has the New World Order had such a firm grip on Western media operations.  At the same time the New World Order has never had such a committed and formidable enemy as they have in Vladimir Putin.

This situation cannot continue.  Something has to give.

He ignored their siren calls and decided to follow his conscience.  They promised him a prominent role at their high table, but he recognised their game and vowed to destroy them.  Putin’s whole life, from his childhood in a rat-infested tenement building, to his calm and determined presidency, has been a demonstration of his pitiless resolve and determination to do what he knows he must for the sake of his people.

The way the cards are being dealt, his people are now the world.


Putin’s Dilemma

Putin’s Dilemma


By Preston James, Ph.D on January 13, 2016

“Is it time to cut the head off the Khazarian Mafia snake that has been parasitizing the World and trying to destroy and enslave Russians for over 1,000 years?

by  Preston James and Mike Harris

“When the US Military was sent into the first Gulf war, the rationalization was that Saddam unjustifiably invaded Kuwait as an act of outright aggression and this was viewed by the US Administration, Congress and the American People as a serious war crime in and of itself because they had been misinformed.

The American people were never told the truth about this by the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM).

As usual there is always more to any story like this behind the lines that never gets told in the CMMM, the main propaganda arm of the USG and the Pentagon which both have been deeply infiltrated and hijacked by the Khazarian Mafia (KM).

The actual thing that set this invasion of Kuwait off like a match to kindling was the secret deployment of horizontal drilling into Saddam’s main oil field by Kuwait, and then his being informed of that illegal act by April Glaspie, the US Ambassador.

This actual cause that set off Saddam to invade Kuwait was unknown and unpublished at the time except by Intel insiders and those in the top positions of the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department and the Administration.

This was all part of a sophisticated US covert operation on the KM’s behalf to take America to war in the Mideast for Israel further the KM’s “Greater Israel Plan”….

On the one hand the US Administration along with other NATO nations had been selling huge amounts of arms to Saddam to regain oil dollars spent by the West purchasing Iraqi Oil and were helping him arm to the teeth. Other sophisticated covert operation were conducted by the KM using Cutouts inside the Pentagon and Israel to encourage Saddam to wage war against Iran to weaken both Iraq and Iran.

The purpose of all this was to create chaos to destabilize the Mideast as part of the 50 year “Greater Israel Plan”, and to sell lots of armaments and war supplies to make huge continuing profits for the large KM related Defense contractors and banks….”


“…. It should now be clear to all that Putin and the Russian Federation have the legal right under International law, maritime law and Natural Law to hold secret trials in absentia and declare war on the Khazarian Mafia and its Kingpins and take direct action to eliminate this threat.

Russia is well justified to order and deploy direct action to eliminate any continuing threat the KM Kingpins pose by any reasonable means. Such corrections should of course be done using Russian Intel assets which are actually in place all over the World without harming any innocent civilians….”







Proxy Galactic War in Syria

NOTE BY NANCY: Cobra gives us an overview of the events on Planet Earth.

Proxy Galactic War in Syria

October 19, 2015

Excerpts from Cobra’s report:

“…. Pleiadians and allied races were always supporting the Earth population in their fight for freedom against Chimera/Draco/Reptilian suppression. Slavic people, especially Russians, were usually quite open to Pleiadian guidance and support….”


“…. Pleiadians and allied races are now backing up Putin in his mission to clear Syria of the Islamic state mercenaries. Those beings actually belong to the Reptilian warrior caste which came to planet Earth thousands of years ago through the Caucasus portal and kept reincarnating in human bodies….”

“…. The situation in Syria is the geopolitical turning point for the planetary liberation. Iranian military is proudly showing their underground military bases:

While on the opposite side, Saudi Khazarians are on the run:

Far away from the attention of the mainstream media, masses in Europe are beginning to rise in their fight for freedom….”




Nancy, with Twin Flame, Uriel

Tear Drop 3

In 2006, President Vladimir Putin and the Russian people used their private money to send a gift to Americans on the 5th anniversary of 9/11, in 2006.   This gift, a 100 foot Tear Drop Monument, was an expression of sadness for the 3000 who lost their lives on 9/11 and a “monument to the struggle against world terrorism.” The names of all 3000, including 26 Russians, are engraved in alphabetical order on the wall around the monument.

Today, 8/18/15, many Americans are asking, “Why were we not told of this gift from Russia?”


As one who has been called “a Conspiracy Theorist” since the events on 9/11/2001, I feel that Americans were not told because we are taught that Russia in “an enemy.” What enemy gives such an empathic gift? What enemy people contribute private funds for this gift to a nation that considers them “enemies?”  To tell the American people would be to “confuse”them.   Once enemies meet face-to-face, they will no longer kill each other and the Dark Cabal planned to instigate World War III.

However, our loving Mother/Father God and the Council of Heaven had other plans. We are witnessing the Divine Plan unfolding!

For me, the story began on July 27, 2014. I quote from a blog article I wrote describing a facebook friend, Heather Mac, and my intuitive journey. My twin flame, Uriel, guided me.


Although thousands, perhaps millions, have dedicated their lives to co-creating the New Golden Age on Planet Earth, I have written this article in the hope that we will henceforth peer beneath what appears to be happening on our planet and intuitively perceive the underlying path. Ask yourself: “what is really happening here?” After an objective look at Presidents Obama and Putin, we can comprehend that what we hear and read in the mainstream media consists of cabal propaganda and attempts to control our behavior by convincing us we have enemies around every corner.

Thankfully, Obama and Putin have been courageous leaders, adept strategists, and intuitively led by Spirit to guide the world along the path to the New Golden Age.

We are soon to learn the many ways in which the CONSCIOUSNESS OF ONE can manifest. For example, our multidimensional selves can be living parallel lives or be present in more than one location at the same time. As a result, many Ascended Masters and members of our Galactic Family now walk among us. Some Ascended Masters have incarnated as the Higher Self of some in order to offer a greater degree of assistance to those working in the Light. According to several channels, Sananda is working very closely with President Obama.

According to the prophecies of Nostradamus, July 27, 2014 was a very significant day, although I’m not sure either of us knew it at the time. A friend, Heather Mac, and I experienced information being revealed relating to the Kalki Avatar.  Neither she nor I intended the computer search into which we were guided.

The morning’s revelations began when I clicked on facebook and this video was the first thing I saw. The heading someone had placed on the video was “love, tenderness, softness … a matchless man.”

It reminded me of Putin’s love of animals and how that love is written on his face when he is with them.


I spent a week researching Putin’s esoteric astrological birth chart, looking for examples in his life that illustrated each of the Sabian symbols activated in his chart. Sitting in his auric field, I could feel the love energy in his being. I experienced him as a Love Being. [xxi]

 The next revelation came in the form of this photo. The symbol on the flag behind President Putin caught Heather’s attention.


kalki_mb2It is the Kalki Avatar… Maitrya … Mehdi … Rider on a White Horse.

Corrine Heline, in her New Age Bible Interpretation, Vol.VI, states the horse represents the mind linked to the desire nature. White is the color of transmutation. Regeneration is always typified by a kingly person going as a conqueror and to conquer.

 Keep in mind that sacred texts are written in symbolic language. When we read the surface words, we find a extremely violent God depicted with the many gory battles in which God took one side or another. When we seek the hidden wisdom within our sacred texts, a God of Love shines forth. The surface battles symbolize the inner battles we fight with our desire nature.

The Kalki Avatar comes to lead our planet to peace … to Truth. The fighting men depicted with the Kalki Avator symbolize the facets of our lower nature that we need to transmute … to regenerate in order to ascend to higher dimensions.

Archangel Michael carries his Sword of Truth. Archangel Michael is not killing a human being … the picture symbolizes the use of the Sword of Truth to rid the world of all that has caused suffering and pain.


I stated that in 2014, a cosmic power described as ‘Kalki Avatar ‘in Hindu scriptures, ‘Mehdi ‘in Muslim scriptures, ‘Rider on White Horse’ in Christian scriptures, and ‘Maitrya’ in Buddhist scriptures would emerge to save humanity. All this would happen before 27th July 2014, when His appearance will be known to all.[xxii]

 Were Heather and I intuitively led on our search for the meaning of the symbol on the Russian flag behind President Putin taking place on July 27, 2014 as a message that Ascended Master Maitreya has now moved into closer relationship with President Putin to assist in leading our world to peace? During the last year or so, we have certainly seen that Putin has no plans to assist in creating a WWIII. We now know that “It is common knowledge inside the Beltway that the current US Administration (USAD) has been resisting numerous creative and heavy-handed manipulations by the COL WZs, Israelis and BCC officials to become drawn into new major air and ground wars in Syria, Iran, the Ukraine and now Iraq (again)…. [xxiii] Putin is also familiar with these “numerous creative and heavy-handed manipulations.”

Catholic Resources states: “The belief in a Kalki avatar who will come to restore peace to the world is alive in countries throughout the world. While many still await his descent to earth, many other believers have faith that he is already here on earth.” [xxiv]

The Endnotes to the above article may be seen at the end of this:


 Truth will be revealed in the near future. Meanwhile, I encourage all to practice looking beneath the surface words and events on our planet and behold the Divine Plan for Earth unfolding with the help of President Obama, President Putin, and millions of altruistic workers throughout our planet!

 Let’s cease all demonizing and snide, knee-jerk remarks and learn to perceive the Good unfolding just beneath the surface. All things are working together for good as Earth leaves behind the plane of duality and ascends to the higher dimensions of Love, Peace, & Abundance for all!




NOTE BY KAUILAPELE: This is a pretty astounding series of questions, sent in by Preston James, and answers from Duncan Rhodes.

NOTE BY NANCY: Although Goggle Search lists this article as on several blogs, I am unable to find the original URL.

Veterans Today[Gordon Duff] “Duncan is perhaps the best informed individual in a number of key areas. He is a longtime friend, confidant and advisor to me and a certain inner circle.”

Q: Is Putin now receiving top quality advice and consent of the Tall White Alien ETs and if so is this the reason he has been so politically effective in his recent actions?

A:  I don’t know.  But, Putin IS VERY much aware of the fact that mankind’s history is very different to the rubbish put forward either by science or Abrahamic religions.  Plus he KNOWS that an event is coming that Russia needs to prepare for – an event that he describes as:  ”One day Russians will wake up and find that the West is no longer there as we knew it”.  His preparation includes bringing the Russian masses up to speed about UFOs, ETs, and our relationship to them.  I’ve been to see for myself his scientists and institutions in St Petersburg.  Putin is in the loop.


Based on the above journey and information, I have felt confident in saying: Lord Maitreya has united with President Putin in a Soul Project to assist Russia in her planetary mission as the GREAT BALANCER FOR PLANET EARTH.

MaitreyaLord Maitreya

Many Earth humans expected 2012 to be a momentous year in terms of Earth and her inhabitants ascending to a higher dimension of consciousness. Because we have for thousands of years lived on the plane of duality where we have tended to see all facets of life as either black or white, with no in between gray, we were disappointed that nothing appeared to change.

However, as we stand in 2015 and look back, much has changed! Many of the old and outworn thoughts and actions are crumbling and being replaced with more loving, service-to-others thoughts and actions taking their place. We have discovered much truth about how humanity has been lied to, enslaved and, mind-controlled. We now know that in order to ascend in consciousness, we must know how we are being fooled.

The sudden emergence of knowledge about Russia’s gift to America—the Teardrop Monument in memory of the 3000 who lost their lives on 9/11—is actually a major rip in the veil of illusion in which we have existed. In 2012, John Craven heard of the Teardrop Monument. Although 50 million people visit New York City every year and 8 million live there, no one seemed to have heard of The Teardrop. Craven decided to discover why. His article,, relating his findings was published in November 2012, but apparently lay dormant until very recently. Few Americans knew of The Teardrop before a photo of it was posted on facebook on August 15, 2015. Since then, news of Russia’s gift has been shared numerous times on facebook and on blogs.

For the 1st time, Americans have undeniable proof that the MSM and our secret government have not been honest with us. The Teardrop presents irrefutable evidence. No longer can Americans hide behind phrases like Conspiracy Theory rather than seek the Truth. The Teardrop is concrete evidence, standing 100 feet tall on American soil and with engraved evidence that it was a gift from Russia to the American people in memory of 9/11. No longer can Americans say “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Go to Bayonne, N.J. and see it!

Had this monument related to anything other than 9/11, it likely would still be hidden in plain sight. But 9/11 memorial services are just days away. And this time, many Americans know about The Teardrop! No longer does the term Conspiracy Theory serve to dismiss truthseekers and proclaimers!

I find the revelation of The Teardrop—a gift from President Putin and the Russia people–at this point in time extremely significant and a confirmation that our loving Mother/Father God and the Council of Heaven are assisting the Divine Plan for planet Earth to unfold.


A few quotes from Edgar Cayce and Patricia Cota-Robles:

Edgar Cayce:

In Russia there comes the hope of the world, not as that sometimes termed of the communistic, or Bolshevik, no; but freedom, freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man! The principle has been born. It will take years for it to be crystallized, but out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.”
(Edgar Cayce, 1944, No. 3976-29) … for changes are coming, this may be sure — an evolution, or revolution in the ideas of religious thought. The basis of it for the world will eventually come out of Russia; not communism, no! But rather that which is the basis of the same, as the Christ taught — His kind of communism! (Edgar Cayce, c. 1930, No. 452-6) On Russia’s religious development will come the greater hope of the world. Then that one or group that is the closer in its relationship [with Russia] may fare the better in gradual changes and final settlement of conditions as to the rule of the world. (Edgar Cayce, c.1932) [In Russia] a new understanding has come and will come to a troubled people… (Edgar Cayce, c.1938).

Lada Ray:

“The global West is the excessively yang – in other words, aggressive, male, extroverted, loud, superficial, materialistic, expansive, initiating, go-getter, ego-driven, individualistic – culture, as opposed to the global East and South, which have been traditionally yin – introverted, deep, female, submissive, nurturing, quiet, spiritual, collective, selfless  – cultures. There are degrees of yin-ness and yang-ness, and these may change in time and space.

Russia is the Great Balancer of our planet. It is the only global yin-yang (in other words fully balanced, comprised of both yin and yang sides) culture. It is on the shoulders of Russia that the balance of  our planet rests fully. This is why Russia has such wide and spread-out territory. The territory of Russia used to be much, much larger if we look very deep into history. I am talking 1000 years and more. However, the true history of that time was suppressed and deleted, and a false history was created; this happened at the time when the yang global West started rising. Such large territory has always been necessary for Russia to keep the world in balance”

When Russia was weakened tremendously after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the world, as it happened so many times before, tilted into a gross imbalance. In fact, 199os were the culmination of the yang imbalance that started about 1000 years ago, and kicked into high gear 300 years ago. That said, the sheer explosion of the yang imbalance occurred in the past 30-40 years. The yang West and excessively yang USA in particular, were allowed to accumulate too much power. Historically, it has been the specialty of the global West to expand, invade, destroy, steal, pillage and kill. No one in history has ever done destruction and invading on such grand scale, so systematically and so…SUCCESSFULLY.”

The Teardrop was created and paid for by the Russian people as a gift to Americans. This invitation to unitive consciousness by joining forces to prevent further violence on our planet was made by President Putin to a nation that has considered Russia as an enemy and has treated them as such. Russia has shown the way to forgiveness and unitive consciousness—the Pathway to a Golden Age on Earth.

Patricia Cota-Robles:

“Since the Birth of the New Earth, which took place December 21-22, 2012, we have finally reached a frequency of vibration that will enable us to burst the bonds of the paralyzing grip of our human ego. This will create a sacred space that will allow our I AM Presence and the Company of Heaven to Initiate us into a Higher Order of Being. Once that is accomplished we will transcend our ego’s ability to control and manipulate us ever again. Then we will be able to Love this fallen aspect of our personality into the Light. I know this sounds too good to be true, but this has been the goal of the Divine Plan since the initial impulse of our fall from Grace.

 Through the unified efforts of Heaven and Earth unprecedented events have taken place since the Birth of the New Earth. These Activities of Light have raised the energy, vibration, and consciousness of Humanity to a frequency that will enable Humanity and the Company of Heaven to God Victoriously accomplish this phase of the Divine Plan.

This Divine Plan will be fulfilled August 15-20, 2015. The I AM Presence of every man, woman, and child on Earth is well aware of this Cosmic Opportunity. That is true no matter how oblivious a person is on a conscious level or how difficult their present life experiences may be.”

“In 2012, we God Victoriously Birthed the New Earth in the 5th-Dimensional Realms of CAUSE. In 2013, we expanded the patterns of perfection for the New Earth and birthed a Renaissance of Divine Love. In 2014, Humanity en masse experienced the initial impulse of our return to Christ Consciousness through the Divine Intervention of our I AM Presence. Now, in 2015, we have collectively reached a critical mass of energy, vibration, and consciousness that will allow Humanity’s I AM Presence to Initiate us into A HIGHER ORDER OF BEING. This is the moment we have been longing for since our fall into the fragmented and fear-based consciousness of separation and duality. 

Many powerful Activities of Light are being orchestrated in 2015 through the unified efforts of the Lightworkers embodied on this Planet and the entire Company of Heaven. These events will pave the way for Humanity’s collective shift into A HIGHER ORDER OF BEING which is destined to take place through the Divine Intervention of each person’s I AM Presence during the global event known as the  29th Annual World Congress on Illumination. This Activity of Light will take place August 15-20, 2015, in Tucson, Arizona, but it will involve every person on Earth.”

This World Congress on Illumination is presently in progress and was taking place on the day The Teardrop revelation caught the attention of the people—August 15-20, 2015. The Teardrop provides concrete evidence that will assist the people to lay aside their egoic need to cling to old beliefs and allow the Light to illuminate their consciousness. For the first time, the people cannot push truth aside as a Conspiracy Theory. They will be free to seek truth and thus, enlightenment—ascension to an expanded consciousness!

Once more, our loving Mother/Father God is working ALL things together for good [for the I AM PRESENCE of each of us loves Mother/Father God and is called according to Her/His Purpose. (paraphrase of Romans 8:28)

Tear DropToday, 8/19/15, the Teardrop Monument stands alone. Americans do not know her.

As the Divine Plan for Earth unfolds, this 4-ton nickel-plated stainless steel teardrop will be energetically transformed from a tear of empathic grief to tears of joy because Americans were awakened by learning of this gift from the Russian people that the power elite kept secret from us.

And then, she will be revered as a symbol of freedom –the freedom to become ONE with all of our sisters and brothers within the family of Mother/Father God.

In Russia there comes the hope of the world.”

Maitreya“… what is the bridge that takes you from where you are to the acceptance of love? When you begin to acknowledge, and accept, and enjoy the knowingness that you are part of All, not merely upon your planet, but everywhere.” –Lord Maitreya as channeled by Linda Dillon







On the trail of New York’s lost Teardrop: John Craven tracks down a forgotten monument to the 9/11 victims

On the trail of New York’s lost Teardrop: John Craven tracks down a forgotten monument to the 9/11 victims

By John Craven

Published: 12:00 EST, 19 November 2012 | Updated: 13:00 EST, 19 November 2012


About 50 million people visit New York every year and more than eight million live there but no one seems to have heard of The Teardrop…which is odd because it is a 100ft tall, 175-ton memorial to those who died on the city’s blackest day.

Learning of its existence by chance, I tried to discover more from locals at Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre stood until September 11, 2001, and was met with blank expressions.

Tear Drop & shipExpression of grief: The huge bronze-clad monument was a gift from Russia to the US and is located on a remote stretch of waterfront with Manhattan as the backdrop.

The one person who did know was an official guide but he said: ‘I bet 99 per cent of New Yorkers haven’t a clue where it is.’

Our search began at the World Trade Centre station, where a train took us to Exchange Place in New Jersey. From then on, instructions were vague – we had to catch a light-railway tram for eight stops along the Jersey shoreline to 34th Street in Bayonne and ask around.

Eventually someone walked by and kindly offered to call a local taxi firm on his mobile. He’d never heard of The Teardrop but luckily the taxi driver had. He drove us two miles across a wasteland which was once an army base until we came to an isolated quay.

And there, high on a mound, stood the monument – a massive bronze-clad block with a great gash down the middle into which is suspended a 40ft, four-ton shiny nickel teardrop.

John CarvenTouching: John Craven poses next to The Teardrop (left) in New York. The massive bronze-clad block features a great gash down the middle into which is suspended a 40ft, four-ton nickel teardrop.

In the far distance were the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Around the base of The Teardrop were the names of all those who died on 9/11 – including 26 Russians.

In fact the monument was a gift – an expression of grief – from the people of Russia to the US and officially named ‘To the struggle against world terrorism’. Vladimir Putin was there when construction began and Bill Clinton attended the dedication ceremony in 2006. Since then, it has been forgotten.

‘Nobody ever comes here,’ said the taxi driver. Indeed, we were the only visitors. Surely it hadn’t been snubbed because it was from an old enemy?

I did some research and found that its designer, Zurab Tsereteli – one of Russia’s leading sculptors – went to Ground Zero after the attack. He was told boats and ferries had shuttled survivors across to New Jersey, where many of the victims had lived. Learning that, he wanted his statue to be on the remote waterfront there with Manhattan as the backdrop.

So the explanation for the anonymity of this most touching tribute is probably no more sinister than: out of sight, out of mind – and that needs remedying.

Tear Drop sculptorTribute: The monument was designed by Zurab Tsereteli, one of Russia’s leading sculptors.

My Teardrop quest happened during my first visit to the Big Apple since 9/11 and the city seemed a less aggressive place, though still full of new surprises. We walked through one of them, the High Line, which meanders for a mile on the West side. It was once an overhead freight line and now it’s full of flower beds and trees.

We stayed at the Soho Grand on West Broadway. It reflects the way the neighborhood has been transformed from gritty industrial to tasteful, upmarket chic.

Our room had a splendid view across to the Empire State and my favourite skyscraper, the Chrysler Building. Until, that is, the last morning when it was blanked out by an unexpected blizzard.

That’s the thing about New York – it never lets you down with its surprises. The Teardrop was the major one this time.

As I stood next to this enigmatic landmark I was struck by the thought that when passengers sail into Manhattan the first monument they now pass is not the Statue of Liberty but The Teardrop. And none of them will know what it is for.




May 9, 2015

Although the United States and Russia fought on the same side during WWII, the behind-the-scenes events are not yet fully known. For examples: 1) the US contributed much less to assist Russia than had been promised under the Lend-Lease Act. “This means that during this extraordinarily difficult period, less than 0.1% of America’s aid went to the Soviet Union.”…/5449160 2) President Roosevelt knew of Japan’s plans to attack Pearl Harbor and did nothing:…/Pearl-Harbour-memo-shows-US-wa… 3) Prescott Bush assisted Hitler’s rise to power:…/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

I share these facts because the Western media has very likely reported President Putin as taking all the credit for the outcome of the war. AMERICANS NEED TO LEARN THE TRUTH BY DOING THEIR OWN RESEARCH, NOT LISTENING TO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!