Monthly Archives: January 2021

Kremlin threatens to fine media outlets reporting ‘inflated numbers of protesters’

The Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, threatened to block and fine the media outlets providing “inflated numbers of participants in illegal rallies” and for reporting “alleged incidents of violence and clashes”. “Fakes about unsanctioned rallies have started circulating on social networks. According to the requirements of the Prosecutor General’s Office and Roskomnadzor, social networks will be blocking access to false information,

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Russia arrests over 4,000 at wide protests backing Navalny

   MOSCOW — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,000 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten. Russian authorities mounted a massive

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Rada To Declassify Information On Salaries Of Management Of State-Owned Companies

   The Verkhovna Rada intends to declassify information on the salaries of the management of state-owned companies. 282 MPs voted for the adoption of bill No. 3952, with the minimum required 226, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The document proposes to ensure openness of information on the structure, principles of formation and amounts of remuneration, fees, additional benefit of the head,

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Kremlin: Russia has no plans to annex Donbas

   Annexation of the Donbas is not on the agenda, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of Russian propagandist Margarita Simonyan, who called on the Kremlin to “take the Donbas home.” Peskov noted that Simonyan is a media manager and journalist and cannot express Moscow’s official position on this issue. “Such a topic is not on

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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