Monthly Archives: April 2021

The court ordered Lyubov Sobol to pay 500 thousand rubles on the claim of Yevgeny Prigozhin because of a tweet about “theft from the budget by billions”

The Simonovsky District Court of Moscow has recovered 500 thousand rubles of compensation for moral damage from the lawyer of FBK Lyubov Sobol at the claim of businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin.  The lawsuit, as MBH Media clarifies, was filed because of Sobol’s tweet “When you steal from the budget with billions, but you want to snatch some more money?”, Which she posted in October 2020. This comment related to

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Vladimir Putin’s scientific advisor became a dollar billionaire

Rector of St. Petersburg State Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko has become a dollar billionaire, writes Forbes.  In its annual ranking, the publication estimated Litvinenko’s fortune at $ 1.5 billion. His wealth was boosted by a rise in shares in fertilizer company PhosAgro, in which Litvinenko owns a 20.98% stake.  The company’s shares have risen in price over the year from 2,443

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Russia prepares for yet another round of ‘terrible sanctions’

The U.S. has reached out to Russia in connection with the situation in southeastern Ukraine, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. The contacts took place “at a high level” and the U.S. side “expressed concern” about “Moscow’s actions”, Ryabkov said. The Pentagon estimated that 4,000 troops and equipment were transferred to the border with Ukraine. “We are carrying out

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Upgrading Ukraine’s Air Force could deter Russia

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank Ukraine is back in the international headlines thanks to alarm over a major Russian military build-up close to the Ukrainian border. This latest scare is a reminder that Russian aggression against Ukraine is far from over. While combat operations peaked in 2014-15, the conflict continues to simmer and remains very much unresolved. Over the past seven

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Russian Investigators to Probe Feminist Eurovision Pick for ‘Inciting Hatred’ – Reports

Moscow investigators have launched an inspection into “Russian Woman,” the country’s entry to this year’s Eurovision song contest, after a veteran’s newspaper accused it of inciting hatred, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday.  Written and performed by Tajik-born artist Manizha, “Russian Woman” has sparked controversy among conservative groups for its lyrics promoting female empowerment and rejection of sexist stereotypes.

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Compelling?

Edward Lucas If NATO annoys China, China will annoy NATO. That was the implication of Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe’s visit to Belgrade last week. “Some NATO members are trying to play certain security roles in the Indo-Pacific region. China can respond by interfering in Europe’s security affairs and urging the Alliance to see China as a global security player, “Cui Hongjiang,

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“Will aggravate the situation”: the Kremlin said that Ukraine’s accession to NATO will not help it

The press secretary of the head of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, expressed doubts that Ukraine’s entry into the North Atlantic Alliance will help it in its confrontation with the Russian Federation . He said this on Tuesday, April 6, commenting on the words of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that joining NATO is the only way for the country to resolve the conflict

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Kremlin: Ukraine’s membership in NATO will not help to solve Donbas conflict

The Kremlin doubts that Ukraine’s accession to NATO will help resolve the conflict in the Donbass, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov. “We deeply doubt that this will help Ukraine somehow cope with its internal problem. From our point of view, this will make the situation even worse,” he said. The Kremlin representative once again called the fighting

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Russia tells US representatives that Kyiv makes provocations in Donbas

Russia and the United States have maintained contacts due to the aggravation of the situation in eastern Ukraine Russian Foreign Ministry and the U.S. representatives discussed the escalation of the situation in Donbas. The Kremlin has said that Kyiv is conducting “provocative actions” in Eastern Ukraine. The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov reported about

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A flurry of kremkrapp

6 April 2021 In the current murderous escalation in the Donbas that has been cynically inflicted by Russia, mainstream media worldwide have been yet again acting wittingly or unwittingly as components of the kremlin war machine; constantly referring to Russian occupiers as ‘rebels’, ‘pro-Russian forces’, ‘militants’, ‘proxies’, ‘separatists’ etc, when they are no such thing. As Glasnost Gone points out

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The US State Department asked Russia to explain the “provocations” on the border with Ukraine

The United States asked Russia to explain the strengthening of the grouping of troops on the border with Ukraine. State Department spokesman Ned Price said this, Reuters reports.  We asked Russia to provide explanations in connection with these provocations. We also made it clear <…> that we support Ukraine in the face of this intimidation and aggression.  The official later stressed that

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TASS: the Russian ambassador will return to the United States when the Americans do “at least something” to normalize relations

The timing of the return of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov to the United States depends on what steps Washington takes to normalize relations. This was reported by TASS with reference to a diplomatic source. It is too early to talk about a specific date for Ambassador Antonov’s return to Washington. By and large, everything here depends on the American side, which must

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Russia’s “peacekeepers” in Donbas would be “preliminary step” to annexation – media

Moscow needs an excuse to openly deploy Russian troops in Ukraine, while Putin’s recent talks with Merkel and Macron indicate that Putin is already looking for one.REUTERS Images of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine. Military hardware moving along the bridge to the Russian-occupied Crimea. Concerned statements by NATO and a U.S. president who assures his Ukrainian counterpart that

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