Monthly Archives: September 2020

“DNR” cities with economy not finished off by occupiers to be called “cities of labor merit”

Those who call themselves deputies of the “People’s Council of the DNR” have adopted a “law” establishing the title “City of labor merit”. It is noted that such an “honorary” title will be awarded to “settlements the residents of which have ensured uninterrupted production of military and civilian products at enterprises… since May 11, 2014”. Traditionally, self-proclaimed “deputies” speculatively turned

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Ukrainian MP recruiting Yanukovych-era riot police officers to his “activist group” – media

The deputy has openly sided with Putin’s political operative Viktor Medvedchuk. ‹ › 1/8 “Patriots for Life”, a civic organization supervised by MP Ilya Kiva, which recently came into a spotlight as a result of two conflict episodes with a rivaling group, has reportedly been hiring men who had been part of Viktor Yanukovych’s riot police during the Revolution of

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Russia’s Troll Army Is Running the Hillary Clinton Playbook on Joe Biden

Vice News David Gilbert September 2 With just over 60 days to the 2020 election, Facebook and Twitter have announced that the Kremlin-backed organization that interfered in the 2016 election is once again targeting Americans with disinformation. The announcement is the first evidence that St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency is seeking to repeat its success of four years ago and

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“This is overwhelming information about an attempt to kill one of the main oppositionists in Russia with the help of poison.” Transcript of Angela Merkel’s speech about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Ladies and Gentlemen! This afternoon, the Minister of Finance, the Vice-Chancellor, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defense, the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Justice and the head of the Federal Chancellor’s department received new information concerning Alexei Navalny and discussed how we will proceed with this information. We have already informed you in writing about

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Kremlin says Germany didn’t inform Moscow of data showing opposition figure Navalny was poisoned with Novichok-like nerve agent

Warning! This article contains a statement from Peskov. Moscow didn’t receive any new data on the poisoning of Alexey Navalny from Berlin. That’s according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov after German authorities announced that tests found a Novichok-like nerve agent in his system. “No, we didn’t receive this information,” Peskov responded when addressed on the issue. The opposition figure was evacuated to

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Russian Foreign Ministry: Germany’s statements about Navalny’s poisoning are not supported by facts

The claims of the German authorities about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with poison from the Novichok group are not supported by facts. This was stated by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interfax reports. The Russian Foreign Ministry called on Germany to exchange information about what happened with Navalny, noting that Berlin “neglects the existing mechanisms of cooperation.” The Russian Foreign

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Elderly Coronavirus Vaccine Recipients ‘Healthy,’ Russian Developer Says

Elderly scientists who helped develop Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have not reported adverse effects after being injected, the head of the research institute behind the inoculation told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency Wednesday. Sputnik V’s registration last month as the world’s first coronavirus vaccine before large-scale clinical trials has sparked questions over its effectiveness and safety. Experts have

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Belarus Strongman Thanks RT for ‘Support’

Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko has thanked Russian television channel RT for providing “support” after some staff and presenters at Belarus’s state broadcaster quit in protest over his disputed re-election. “I am grateful to you for this support,” Lukashenko told an RT journalist in a video released by the channel. “This is worth a lot,” he said in the clip released

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Russia Predicts Highest Population Decline Since 2006 Amid Pandemic

Russia’s population could see its biggest decline in 14 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic has raised the country’s death rate amid falling birth rates, according to government forecasts reported by the RBC news website Tuesday. The Covid-19 outbreak will also push Russia’s poverty rate up from 12.3% in 2019 to 13.3% this year, according to the same preliminary forecasts. The

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Alexei Navalny poisoned with Novichok, says German government

Philip Oltermann in Berlin and agencies 2 September 2020, 5:35 pm EEST The German government has said toxicological exams at Berlin’s Charité hospital have yielded “unequivocal proof” that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent Navalny, a strong critic of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia

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Tymoshenko on her COVID-19 disease: I managed to survive crisis state, but recovery is still far away

  Leader of the All-Ukrainian Union Batkivschyna Yulia Tymoshenko, after two weeks of fighting the coronavirus disease COVID-19, announced that she had gone through a crisis and would gradually return to normal life. “Almost two weeks of fighting a serious illness change the feeling of reality. But we’ll talk about this a bit later … And today, finally, I managed

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“The right sector is inciting”: Lavrov said that protests against Lukashenka are financed by Ukraine

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claims that protests against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus are provoked and financed from the territory of Ukraine. He said this on Wednesday, September 2, during a press conference in Moscow, Interfax-Ukraine reports . “ There is also Stepan Bandera’s Trident, and C14, there is the National Corps, there is the Right Sector. All these structures are actively involved in provoking

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Figure of the week: 6 billion

To discredit the ongoing protests in Belarus, both pro-Kremlin and Belarusian state-controlled media rely on an increasingly converging set of disinformation messages. Many of those messages portray Belarusian protesters as pawns, trained and paid for by the West. Belarusian state-owned news agency Belta reinforced this narrative recently by claiming that 6 billion USD were transferred to finance protests in Belarus.

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Facebook Nabs Russia-linked Campaign to Fuel U.S. Chaos

Facebook on Tuesday said that it caught a budding Russia-linked campaign to fuel political chaos in the U.S., working off a tip from the FBI in its latest take-down of coordinated inauthentic behavior at the leading social network. The network of 13 Facebook accounts and two pages posing as journalists and targeting left-wing progressives was removed for violating a policy against

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