Monthly Archives: January 2021

Alexei Navalny detained at airport on return to Russia

   The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his return from treatment abroad after a suspected poisoning attempt on his life by Russia’s FSB spy agency. Navalny, whose investigations into corruption in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle have sparked protests and angered the country’s most powerful men, had vowed to return home despite signs

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Navalny was detained at Sheremetyevo

Police officers took opposition leader Alexei Navalny away from passport control at Sheremetyevo airport, according to the BBC Russian Service. The politician’s lawyer Olga Mikhailova was not allowed to accompany him. The police refused to explain whether they were detaining Navalny, writes the BBC Russian Service (C)MEDUZA 2021

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The plane with Navalny landed at Sheremetyevo instead of Vnukovo

Updated . The plane with Navalny  landed at Sheremetyevo. The plane on which politician Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are returning from Germany were redirected from Vnukovo airport to Sheremetyevo airport. Such information appeared on the scoreboard in Vnukovo, according to a Meduza correspondent. The press service of the Pobeda airline, which operates the flight, told RBC: “Due to the closure of Vnukovo for technical

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OMON began to force people out of Vnukovo airport

OMON officers began to force people out into the street who had gathered at the entrance to Vnukovo airport, where politician Alexei Navalny was to arrive . This was reported by Mediazona. Those who do not fly anywhere were called by security officials to leave the airport building with the help of loudspeakers . https://t.me/mediazzzona/4444 Earlier,  Lyubov Sobol, Ruslan Shaveddinov and several other associates of Navalny were detained in Vnukovo . The journalists of

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It’s snowing, again!

It is snowing again in our place. There’s nothing in the news, so i thought i’ll share this instead. Above a view from my living room. Below my snowman (the fella on the left), and Oksana’s (the Joe on the right 😂). The snow probably won’t last for long, but it’s nice. Later on me and Oksana will do a

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In St. Petersburg, they detained activists who were going to Moscow to meet Navalny. The correspondent of “Mediazona” David Frenkel was also detained

Updated . Mediazona correspondent David Frenkel, who was going to fly to Moscow, was detained at the Pulkovo St. Petersburg airport, Mediazona  reports . In St. Petersburg, on January 16, the head of the local headquarters of Alexei Navalny, Irina Fatyanova, and activist Ilya Gantvarg were detained. Fatyanova told about this to “Fontanka”. According to her, she and Gantvarg were taken off the train to

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Russian billionaire warns of economic collapse caused by Russia’s isolation

Russia is critically dependent on exports and imports, and economic isolation will be a “disaster”, said the chairman of the board of directors of the Russian conglomerate Severstal, the 4th richest man of Russia, Alexei Mordashov during Gaidar Forum. “We are a country that is very dependent on exports and imports. If it stops tomorrow, the national economy will shrink

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PETER HITCHENS: Why our liberal elite cheered for this violent mob

By Peter Hitchens for The Mail on Sunday 16 Jan 2021, updated 00:07 17 Jan 2021 WARNING: EXTREME RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA An armed and angry mob surround the seat of government in the capital of a democracy, claiming the most recent election is invalid.  In ferocious clashes between the crowd and the police, several lie dead and many are wounded. Eventually, armed

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The people behind the Capitol Riots and how they were radicalised

It was the day that a far-right fervour which had been fermenting for years in America spilled out into the open. By Josie Ensor, US CORRESPONDENT, WASHINGTON 16 January 2021 • 5:35pm A five-time Olympic swimming medalist, a stay-at-home dad, an army psyops officer and an unemployed “shaman” who lives in his mother’s basement – a motley crew of individuals

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Council Of Europe Urges Russia To Explain NGO Designation As ‘Undesirable’

January 16, 2021 15:35 GMT UPDATED January 16, 2021 17:23 GMT – By RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir Service The head of the Council of Europe has expressed “great concern” after the Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe was added to the list of “undesirable” organizations in Russia. In a letter dated January 14 and obtained by RFE/RL, Council of Europe Secretary-General

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Ukrainian intel warned leadership of Russian threat in Crimea from 2008 – SBU Major General

Russia has long resorted to hybrid methods on the Ukrainian peninsula by financing criminal organizations and withdrawing Crimean assets through fake advice notes.Photo from UNIAN Ukraine’s Minister for Veterans Affairs, Major General of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Yulia Laputina says the Russia threat existed long before the outbreak of the war in Donbas and the occupation of Crimea, which

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In Germany, Russia-friendly Armin Laschet takes charge of Merkel’s party

German politician Armin Laschet, on Jan. 16, won the leadership nomination for the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, which has been in power since 2005. If CDU wins the federal election in September, Laschet will succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor of Germany. Laschet is known for his friendly attitude towards authoritarian regimes. Laschet has publicly backed Russia’s Nord Stream

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Zelensky on ‘Cyborg’ Remembrance Day: Ukrainian flag will be raised over Donetsk airport again

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the day of remembrance of the defenders of Donetsk airport expressed gratitude to the “cyborgs” for their feat and said that the Ukrainian flag would again rise over Donetsk airport. “The heroic defense of Donetsk airport finally broke Russia’s plans to seize Ukraine. It looked like a miracle when our people held out

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Medvedev notes large-scale violations of US election law

According to the deputy chief of Russia’s Security Council, the most acute situation arose as a result of the mass postal voting, which brought Joe Biden a reported majority during the counting of ballots MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. The deputy chief of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev believes that there were large-scale violations of the election law during the US

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Russian Security Council deputy chief notes Biden’s aggressive rhetoric about Russia

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council recalled Biden’s words that “Russia is the biggest threat to the United States in terms of undermining our security and alliances” MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. US President-elect Joe Biden’s rhetoric in respect of Russia is harsh and aggressive, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev wrote in his op-ed published by

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Derkach’s seven: the Russian-linked Ukrainians sanctioned by US over election interference

Editor’s Note Last September, the US Treasury sanctioned Ukrainian independent MP Andriy Derkach citing his attempt to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election as a Russian agent. A few days ago, the agency targeted “Derkach’s inner circle” by imposing sanctions against several former Ukrainian officials and current MP Oleksandr Dubinskyi. Euromaidan Press found out who those newly-sanctioned are and what

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(Article from five years ago)

Analysts predict break-up of Russian Federation Tuesday, December 29, 2015 3:53:00 PM American publisher and global intelligence company Stratfor forecasted the break-up of the Russian Federation in the next decade. According to Stratfor, the intervention of the USA and external management of the country for its nuclear disarmament will follow the collapse of Russia. Stratfor’s analytical report stated that Russia

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Fifty Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas since 2020 – Def. Ministry

In total, 2,665 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed since 2014.Fifty Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas since 2020 / Photo from facebook.com/ovkChe Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reports 50 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in Donbas since 2020. “The number of servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces who have been killed amid the hostilities during the Joint Forces Operation since the beginning of

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Ukraine defends legality of anti-dumping measures against cement imports from Russia, Belarus, Moldova

The litigation contests the issue worth about UAH 7.16 billion (US$255.2 million).REUTERS Kyiv’s District Administrative Court has ruled in favor of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade within the court proceedings related to the application of anti-dumping duties on imports of cement originating in Russia, Belarus, and Moldova. That’s according to a statement by Ukraine’s Ministry for Development of Economy,

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Russia Intends to Give Election Advice to U.S.

Russia’s top lawmaker said Thursday he is considering sending election advice to the United States following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump who dispute his loss. Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, was among numerous Russian politicians who called the U.S. electoral system “archaic” and pointed to the Jan. 6

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