Russia's creepiest bank is cattle-tagging children
Hide your kids
What if we told you QR codes are totally redundant—that your eyeball or your deformed left pinky toe could be used as a cattle tag? What would you say to that?
If you were tuned in to the massive scam currently being carried out by Russia’s largest and creepiest bank you’d probably say, “that sounds a lot like what is happening in Russia right now.” And you would be quite right.
Your humble Moscow correspondent was conducting top secret research for his RT counter-gang psy op—as we so often do—when we stumbled upon a rather unsettling video. The footage, published by activist group Parents of Moscow, appears to show a distressed mother marveling at a biometric turnstile that materialized, seemingly out of nowhere, at her child’s school:
So far the calf control system has received glowing reviews:
We searched in vain to confirm exactly where this kiddo finger-scanner is located. We even sent probing emails and messages to the relevant authorities—nothing yet.
However, we did spot a potentially revelatory comment on social media. Social media comments are famous for their unimpeachable accuracy so we see no reason to doubt this one:
This is in the city of Stupino, Moscow Region, in gymnasium [“school”] number 7. They installed it so quickly, literally before the new year, it was not there… I almost fainted when I saw it.
Concerned mother? Roleplayer? Edward reports. You decide.
Who (or what) is behind this biometric entryway? It’s not clear. But if we had to guess: Russia’s largest lender, Sberbank.
Before we continue let’s briefly review what Sberbank is and what it does.
Majority owned by the Russian government, the bank is headed by an ethnic German named Herman Gref (Hermann Gräf in his native tongue), a member of the World Economic Forum’s board of trustees and also a member of JP Morgan’s International Council.
Gref played a key role in the creation of Sputnik V—key really being the key word here. He even claims to be one of the first people in the entire world to be injected with Russia’s flagship clot-shot, two months before Phase I trials started.
In September 2020, Gref decided he wanted to branch out and create SberEverything.
Sberbank: it’s not just a big bank led by a Klaus Schwab fanboy who quotes Kabbalah mysticism when discussing the intricacies of manipulating the Russian masses—it’s a universe of services. One service being: biometric cattle-tagging. Even biometric dog-tagging!
To summarize: Sberbank is basically Omni Consumer Products, the altruistic nonprofit from RoboCop.
Safe and comfortable environments (for cattle)
Remember, this is about safety. And keeping out dangerous criminals (people with temperatures):
The access control and management system for schools automatically controls doors and turnstiles, letting them into the school either by biometrics or by card… At the entrance, special sensors monitor the temperature of visitors. If the system detects an elevated body temperature in a person, the entrance will be closed for him.
True story: Gref has been loitering around schools like a total creep for many years. Here is an interesting article from October 2020:
Sberbank is actively collecting biometrics not only from adults, but also from children. Since 2015, the bank’s Palms project has been launched in Russian schools—and although the law does not provide for the collection of biometric data from minors, the palms have already been collected from hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the country. […]
We are talking about the Ladoshki [“Palms”] project of Sberbank, launched back in 2015, a cashless payment system for school meals, where instead of cards and smartphones, one of the types of biometric data is used as an identifier… To pay for lunch, the student puts his hand to the scanner on a special machine, selects a dish from the menu, and the money is automatically debited from the account attached to the biometrics.
Sberbank is basically grooming Russian children—and all the children of the future—for a life of soul-crushing servitude. Not like we don’t have that already. But at least you can pay for a ham sandwich without surrendering your DNA to a Kabbalah-citing control freak like Gref. That counts for something.
Yes, we know: it’s so convenient. It’s so high-tech. It will keep Russia “competitive.” Sure, whatever helps you cope.
We should probably mention that Moscow’s department of education plans to introduce a face recognition system in city schools by the end of 2022:
Schoolchildren and teachers will be allowed into educational institutions only after they have passed biometric authentication. The document states that this is necessary to "improve the personal safety of students and teaching staff on the territory of educational organizations in the city of Moscow."
Actually, the plan is to bio-tag every young person in the country. In 2019, the Russian government said all schools will have facial recognition systems by 2024. Over the past two years there have been numerous news reports about these ID systems being introduced across Russia.
If Gref gets his way—and he probably will—he’ll be sticking a thermometer in your mouth several times a day:
Are QR codes a sneaky fake-out?
The irony here is that while everyone is getting all riled up by QR codes and how useless and stupid they are, Russian authorities have been quietly implementing far creepier control systems specifically targeting children.
Also, thanks in part to Sberbank, soon Russian adults won’t be able to use their government’s award-winning services unless they hand over their biometric data:
All these humorous tales about fake vaccine certificates and QR codes taken from toaster ovens—guys, enjoy it while it lasts.
You can always borrow your mom’s QR code if you want to go to Taco Bell. What are you going to do once they introduce biometric Mexican food? Are you going to carry around someone else’s finger in your pocket—we don’t even want to know how you acquired it—to avoid detection? Do you see the problem here?