Monthly Archives: January 2021

Having Rejected Liberalism, Kremlin Turning to Totalitarianism, Belanovsky Says

Paul Goble             Staunton, January 5 – Sergey Belanovsky, the sociologist who attracted widespread attention for predicting the 2011-2012 protest wave, now says that there has been a major shift in the Kremlin’s vision for domestic policy but so far at least not in its view of the world beyond Russia’s borders.             He provides a list of 18 points

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Fund created in Germany to support Nord Stream 2 completion

It will be able to buy services to complete the gas pipeline.REUTERS The Mecklenburg-West Pomerania government has approved the creation of the Mecklenburg Climate Protection Fund, whose main objective is to help complete the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline by bypassing U.S. sanctions. This was reported by the Ukrainian-registered European Pravda news outlet, citing confidential documents available to Germany’s Bild.

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Zelensky: Iran pleads guilty of downed UIA plane, Ukraine close to punishing those responsible for the tragedy, receiving compensation for victims’ families

   On Friday, on the anniversary of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752, shot down by Iranian air defense forces near Tehran, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the passenger plane was shot down deliberately, all those responsible for the crime will be brought to justice, and the relatives of the victims will receive compensation. “No one

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COMMENT: The Manafort Pardon: a finger in the collective eyes of Ukrainians

Paul Manafort, one-time adviser to former President Viktor Yanukovych and soon-to-be former President Donald Trump, was pardoned by Trump, but won’t be forgiven by Ukrainians. By Robert Homans in Washington DC January 6, 2021 Paul Manafort, one-time adviser to former President Viktor Yanukovych and soon-to-be former President Donald Trump, recently received a full presidential pardon. What this means, in practice,

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Russian Hacker Jailed in U.S. for $19M Fraud

A Russian hacker was sentenced to 12 years in a U.S. prison Thursday for consumer data theft worth $19 million from 100 million customers of over a dozen financial service companies, the Justice Department said. Andrei Tyurin, 37, pleaded guilty in 2019 after his extradition from the country of Georgia the previous year, admitting to computer intrusion, wire fraud, bank

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