Monthly Archives: October 2020

Putin’s desire for a new Russian empire won’t stop with Ukraine

By Pavlo Klimkin ‘My country has suffered terribly from the Kremlin’s obsession with restoring Soviet hegemony. But the entire security of Europe at stake’. Over the past decade Europe has sleepwalked into an increasingly precarious and less safe place. The postwar order that provided so much peace and stability across the continent appears to be breaking up. Sergey Lavrov, the

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Belarus Police Use Water Cannon in Minsk, Detain Protesters

Belarusian police on Sunday used water cannon to disperse a rally in Minsk as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the latest weekend protest against strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election. Demonstrators dedicated their march — which came after Brussels and Washington introduced sanctions against a number of Belarusian officials — to the plight of political prisoners. But after it

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Russia records over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths this week for the first time since July

MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. Russia’s COVID-19 deaths registered this past week topped 1,000 for the first time since mid-July, according to TASS estimates based on anti-coronavirus crisis center’s data. On September 28-October 4, the crisis center reported about 1,034 deaths from the coronavirus. Last time more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in Russia on July 13-19. (C)TASS 2020

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Commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with statements by official representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany during the debates in the Bundestag

This article is translation from Russian, concerning the Navalny case from the Russian foreign ministry. Warning! Contains verbal diarrhea. In Germany, the degree of artificially inflated hysteria in the context of the situation around A. Navalny is not decreasing. This time, anti-Russian attacks were made during the debate in the Bundestag the other day. We noticed that when German politicians of

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Deputy Agayev becomes first Covid-19 victim among State Duma members

MOSCOW.(Interfax) – State Duma deputy Vakha Agayev died of coronavirus on Wednesday, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Communist Party Central Committee Yury Afonin said. “The sad news came in today. Vakha Agayev, our deputy, has passed away; he was receiving coronavirus treatment,” Afonin told Interfax on Wednesday. It’s a tragedy, as “he was a wonderful person,” Afonin said. Agayev is

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Germany refuses to allow Russian consul to visit Navalny

Russia believes that hysteria is artificially inflated around the situation with opposition leader Germany has denied Russia consular access to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering from a poisoning. This is reported by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russia believes that hysteria around the situation with Navalny is being artificially inflated. The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to

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Belarus cancels all accreditation for foreign journalists

Belarus has responded to new EU sanctions by canceling the accreditation of all foreign journalists. This was stated by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. “In connection with the adoption of the new regulation, the validity of previously issued accreditation cards is officially terminated on October 2,” the Foreign Ministry informs. “In the present situation, we must exercise our sovereign right to

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Activists Fear ‘Ecological Catastrophe’ in Russia’s Far East Kamchatka

Fears are mounting over an environmental disaster in Russia’s Far East after locals reported finding dozens of dead sea animals washed onto a beach from the Pacific Ocean. Greenpeace said tests conducted on water samples taken from around Khalaktyrsky beach in Russia’s Kamchatka region showed petroleum levels four times higher than usual, and phenol levels were also 2.5 times higher.

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Parades and propaganda: how Russia erases the Ukrainian identity of kids in occupied Crimea

Article by: Iryna Sedova, analyst with the Crimean Human Rights Group Since 2016, Russian occupying authorities have introduced a strategic educational program to make Crimean children forget their Ukrainian identity and become ardent patriots of Russia. The goals of this program are clearly defined: encouraging military service in the Russian army, imposing moral responsibility for the fate of all Russians wherever

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