Monthly Archives: November 2020

In many regions of Russia, data on deaths from coronavirus are systematically underestimated. And this is how it goes

Journalists from Mediazona and Meduza were able to familiarize themselves with the data of the operational interdepartmental base on the development of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia. The Coronavirus Information Center (ICC) database contains daily data for each of 85 Russian regions on hospitalizations, critically ill patients, availability of free hospital beds and deaths. The mortality data from the ICC database in

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Putin’s personal guard commits suicide in Kremlin’s compound

One of the employees of the Federal Security Service committed suicide at the Kremlin’s compound in Moscow, reported the Telegram Channel Baza, citing sources. The information was later confirmed by TASS news agency. Mikhail Zakharov, who worked at the 5th division of the Federal Guard Service – a unit responsible for the personal protection of President Vladimir Putin – committed

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Bullshit, the noisy conqueror of the information space

In 2018, we wrote(opens in a new tab) about a special kind of pro-Kremlin media content: infoshum. The word infoshum has its roots in the internationally known term “white noise”, i.e. random and meaningless noise, or otherwise known as “info-noise”. It is in the grey zone between information and disinformation(opens in a new tab). And we have evidence that it

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First Ukrainian gyrocopter undergoing testing

PHOTOS30.11.2020 17:15 A prototype of a gyrocopter developed at JSC Motor Sich is being tested in Zaporizhia, designer Oleksii Chyrva has told Ukrinform. “This aircraft is called a gyrocopter or autogyro. Now the world is experiencing a real boom: the Germans produce about 300 such aircraft a year. The United States, France and Italy also produce them. Motor Sich President

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Russia, Syria Under Pressure at Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Syria and Russia faced renewed pressure over allegations of chemical weapons use as member countries of the global toxic arms watchdog met on Monday. Moscow was urged by Western nations to “transparently” reveal the circumstances of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Damascus meanwhile faced calls for sanctions at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

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Russian TV presenter banned from entering Ukraine

Russian TV presenter banned from entering Ukraine VIDEO30.11.2020 14:50A news anchor of the Russian TV channel RBC has been banned from entering Ukraine for three years, the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service has reported. According to the report, on Sunday, November 29, in Odesa region, Ukrainian border guards stopped a Moldovan citizen who was traveling to Ukraine by bus and

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Jehovah’s Witnesses recruiters sentenced in Omsk Region

Four defendants have been sentenced to up to three years of incarceration© Alexander Demianchuk/TASS MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. A court in the Omsk Region has sentenced four defendants to up to three years of incarceration, including in a maximum security prison, for recruiting citizens to join the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group (outlawed in Russia), the website of the Omsk Regional

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Pull Russian Troops Out of Moldova, New President Says

Russia should withdraw its peacekeeping force from the self-proclaimed Transnistria republic, Moldova’s pro-European president-elect said Monday. Maia Sandu, who defeated Moldova’s pro-Russian incumbent earlier in November on a platform of balancing the ex-Soviet country’s ties between Moscow and the West, said the Russian troops should be replaced by civilian observers from Europe. Russia deploys around 1,500 troops in Transnistria, which has not

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MEP on attack on Newsone journalist: We want to hear official response from Ukrainian authorities

Maximilian Krah said he was shocked by what was happening and noted that if Ukraine wants to become a member of the European Union, it must demonstrate that it fights against such violence The Member of European Parliament Maximilian Krah commented on the attack on the journalist of Newsone TV channel Violetta Tovkes on November 28 during the ceremony of

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