Monthly Archives: March 2020

‘We Don’t Have Enough Intensive Care Beds’: Coronavirus Will Test Russia’s Creaking Healthcare System

Doctors are worried that the coronavirus pandemic will expose equipment shortages and old facilities. By Jake Cordell and Evan GershkovichUpdated: 12 hours ago For the past five years, nurse Svetlana Shchedrina has been stowing away protective masks and latex gloves. Right now she has two large boxes of each. Shchedrina, 37, told The Moscow Times she was forced to start stockpiling after the tuberculosis

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Russian Security Services are looking for new cyber weapons

Hacker group Digital Revolution has published documents showing a contract request of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) to develop the so-called “Fronton” program, which allows to carry out cyberattacks using infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Digital Revolution calls itself the “face of the digital revolution.” In 2018-2019, the group released documents obtained as a result of the hacking of two

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Dutch PM tells citizens to relax, saying there’s enough toilet paper to shit for 10 years

AMSTERDAM – The prime minister in the Netherlands has offered reassurances amid the global coronavirus outbreak: telling citizens on Thursday there is no shortage of toilet paper. “Yes, I have enough,” Mark Rutte told a shopper in an informal exchange while visiting a supermarket to show support for workers. “They have it (on shelves) again.” “But there’s enough in the

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Sound engineer RT France contracted a coronavirus

Sound engineer of the French edition of the Russian propaganda channel RT France contracted the Covid-19 coronavirus. This March 18 announced the main RT editor Margarita Simonyan at Twitter. According to her, anyone who has contacted the infected coronavirus sound engineer is now quarantined. ” A coronavirus has been confirmed by the sound director of our French channel. Everyone who talked and worked with him is

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Former DPR commander admits that pro-Russian militants were killing civilians in Donbas

Alexander Khodakovsky, a former commander of the Vostok battalion and former Security Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), described how DPR militants killed civilians. Journalist Denis Kazansky posted a fragment of Khodakovsky’s interview on his video blog. According to Khodakovsky, once the militants stopped a car with three civilians at a checkpoint in the Donbas. Subsequently, they took

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Ukraine’s Coronavirus Lockdown Invokes Memories of Life in the Soviet Union

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine has gone into a nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus. As of Tuesday, the country is completely closed to foreigners. All international air traffic has stopped and Ukraine’s land borders are closed, too.  Ukrainian citizens stuck abroad have been instructed to go to their nearest consulate so they can get a seat on a chartered

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“If You Want to Know, You Can Know”

Nataliya Gumenyuk is a Ukrainian journalist and the author of the book The Lost Island, which was published in Kyiv in February 2020. The Lost Island presents a collection of reportage articles from Crimea, written by Nataliya Gumenyuk in the course of the six years since Russia’s illegal annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula. The Book has so far been published in Ukrainian,

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