On July 12, 1914 Grigori Rasputin was attacked by a dagger-wielding woman, one Khionia Guseva. Rasputin, a Russian starets or holy man, was stabbed in the stomach. The wound was serious and it was about seven weeks before Rasputin could leave the hospital. Rasputin’s daughter, Maria, recalled that her father was never the same afterwards.  If my memory serves, in Maria Rasputin’s book, Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth, she claimed it was only after the 1914 knife attack that her father began to drink heavily.
About two weeks before Rasputin got knifed in the gut, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, on June 28, 1914. Austria believed the Serbian government itself had been responsible. It issued an ultimatum to Serbia. Serbia waffled on the terms and mobilized its army. Austria mobilized its army. From there, interlocking European treaties acted like a fall of dominoes. Due to the communication networks of the time (no cell phones, no efficient radio communication with armies), once the various forces had been mobilized there was no turning back. 
These days, when armies conduct “exercises”, they have basically mobilized. Russia recently conducted “exercises” in the vicinity of Ukraine. US forces are slated to deploy to Ukraine itself this summer under an “exercise” known as Operation Rapid Trident. These are mass mobilizations.
Rasputin, through his influence upon the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, guided battle plans for Russia’s army. Things went wrong. Perhaps Rasputin’s heavy drinking inhibited his spiritual abilities. Rasputin was murdered on December 29, 1916. On the heels of the murder came a revolution in February 1917. But Wall Street did not like the new moderate socialist government of Alexander Kerensky. Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, by Antony C. Sutton, is currently available online at this location: http://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Sutton_Wall_Street_and_the_bolshevik_revolution-5.pdf “We find,” wrote Sutton, “there was a link between some New York international bankers and many revolutionaries, including Bolsheviks. These banking gentlemen — who are here identified — had a financial stake in, and were rooting for, the success of the Bolshevik Revolution.” In October 1917 the Bolsheviks took power in Russia and a decades-long nightmare began.
In 1987, near the Berlin Wall, U.S. President Ronald Reagan uttered these words: “Mister Gorbachev… Tear down this wall!” And Lo! By the end of 1989, the Berlin Wall had begun to be dismantled! This magical occurrence roughly coincided with the dismantlement of the Soviet Union itself by Mikhail Gorbachev. A developing theory now is that Gorbachev acted at the behest of the Anglo-American Establishment and helped bulldoze over any Russian resistance to New World Order, a plot specifically alluded to by President George Herbert Walker Bush on September 11, 1990. (Background: New World Order vs. Pan-Slavism, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of April 23, 2014.)
What did it mean when, on September 7, 1988, Bush the First declared September 7th to be “Pearl Harbor Day”? The audience of American Legion members were scratching their heads, since “Pearl Harbor Day” is not September 7th but December 7th.  And what does it mean that Bush the First gave a speech to both houses of Congress entitled “Toward a New World Order” on September 11, 1990? And what does it mean that a “New Pearl Harbor” in fact took place eleven years later, on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”)?
And what does it now mean that Mikhail Gorbachev may now, during the reign of Vladimir Putin, be put on trial in Russia for the collapse of the USSR? During the past month, there have been spurious reports of Gorbachev’s death, which “Gorby” himself finds alarming. Back on November 4, 1991, the department of supervision of the execution of laws of the USSR had initiated a case against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. But then the decision to initiate the case was suddenly lifted. 
On or about April 10, 2014, Evgeny Fyodorov, a member of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, told Pravda on what grounds the idea to prosecute the actions of Mikhail Gorbachev appeared:
“It appeared in the light of the recent events in Ukraine – they are the continuation of the events of 1991. An investigation like this would have led to a legal confirmation of the fact of foreign intervention in 1991. It would legally validate the fact that the method of this intervention was a coup organized by Gorbachev.” 
Fyodorov further alleges that Gorbachev, before dismantling the Soviet Union, had first abolished the KGB in order to prevent it from interfering with the elimination of the USSR. “It was a thought-out policy,” stated Fyodorov, implying premeditation by Gorbachev. 
Now, with former KGB officer Vladimir Putin at Russia’s helm, it is possible that Gorbachev could be put on trial. In such a trial, startling secrets about Ronald Reagan, Bush the First, the New World Order, and the dismantling of the Soviet Union would likely appear. That is unless the hitherto spurious reports of Gorbachev’s death turn real and thereby prevent any trial.
——- Sources ——-
 Tragedy and Hope, by Carroll Quigley. New York: Macmillan, 1966
 “Remember Pearl Harbor? Legionnaire Bush Doesn’t”, UPI, September 7, 1988
 “Mikhail Gorbachev to be tried for the collapse of USSR”, Pravda, April 10, 2014. http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/10-04-2014/127322-mikhail_gorbachev_collapse_soviet_union-0/