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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