Monthly Archives: May 2021

In St. Petersburg, the former director of Open Russia, Andrei Pivovarov, was detained. For this, the police stopped the plane, preparing for departure.

Former executive director of Open Russia, politician Andrei Pivovarov said that he was taken off the plane at Pulkovo in St. Petersburg and taken to the FSB department at the airport. “I have just been taken off the plane at Pulkovo. I flew to rest, went through customs – there were no questions. The plane had already passed taxiing, when suddenly it

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FSB removed from its website information about management’s income for ten years

The FSB of Russia has removed from its website information about the income, expenses and property of the leadership of the special service from 2009 to 2019, according to Open Media. Income declarations disappeared from the corresponding section on the FSB website. This happened in the last month – as early as April 22, judging by the  archived version of the page, the old declarations

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Stoltenberg explained why Ukraine was not invited to the NATO summit

Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg explained why the representatives of Ukraine and Georgia were not invited to the NATO summit . According to him, the format of this event does not provide for the participation of partner countries. “It will only be for allies, as this is a fairly short one-day summit. Next time we may have more time

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‘The Gray Lady Winked’ takes on the New York Times

Walter Duranty’s shameful misreporting of the 1932-33 famine in Soviet Ukraine is just one of many large-scale failures in journalism committed by the New York Times, according to The Gray Lady Winked, a new book by Israel-based American author Ashley Rindsberg. The book is a study of the biggest reporting failures of what many consider to be the United States’

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Pivdenne Design Bureau signs contract with European company ISILaunch to launch Sich-2-30 into orbit

The Pivdenne (Yuzhnoye) Design Bureau has signed a contract with the European company ISILaunch (the Netherlands) to launch the Sich-2-30 (2-1) spacecraft into orbit, Deputy Prime Minister for Strategic Industries Oleh Urusky said on his Facebook page on Monday. “The launch of the satellite should take place from the launch pad of SpaceX [the United States] using the Falcon-9 launch

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Occupiers of “DNR” temporarily cancel curfew at weekends – will “patrol intensively”

The curfew in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast is suspended on a weekly basis from June 1 to September 15 from Friday evening to Sunday morning. This is stated today, May 31, in the “order” of the “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin of May 31. “To suspend the curfew regime operation on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic every

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Occupiers of “DNR” admit that young people are fleeing from uncontrolled territory to free Ukraine

Occupation authorities of the “DNR” have admitted that local youth was fleeing from the occupied territory to free Ukraine. This follows from the message of the so-called “people’s militia” administration (self-designation of the illegal armed formations of the “DNR”). It says that the special services of Ukraine allegedly “stepped up the work of recruiting and luring out residents of the

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Kremlin: ‘sanctions spiral’ can lead to Russia losing access to SWIFT

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the SWIFT system may become part of a “sanctions spiral” against Russia, said the director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Dmitry Birichevsky in an interview with RIA Novosti. He recalled that “there are threats,” especially from the United States, to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT system.

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Three Russian mercenaries killed in roadside bomb explosion in Central African Republic

Three Russian mercenaries and two local policemen were killed when an improvised explosive device was detonated on a stretch of a road between Berberati (Mambere-Kadei Prefecture) and Bouar (Nana-Mambéré) in the Central African Republic (CAR), announced the CAR government spokesman, Anj Maxim Kazagi. According to the AFP news agency, the three Russians are fighters of one of the paramilitary groups.

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Shoigu announced the creation of 20 new military formations in the west of Russia in response to NATO actions

By the end of 2021, the Russian Ministry of Defense will form about 20 new formations and military units in the Western Military District. This was stated by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, reports TASS. He noted that this will be a response to the activity of NATO countries, which are increasing the intensity of strategic aviation flights and the presence of

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Ukraine’s Accelerating Slide into Authoritarianism

Washington needs to let go of its long-held myth that Ukraine is a blossoming American-style democracy. In truth, it bears a much greater resemblance to the pseudo-democratic systems of Russia, Hungary, and Turkey. by Ted Galen Carpenter U.S. officials have long been fond of portraying Ukraine as a plucky democracy fending off the menace of aggression from an authoritarian Russia. 

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A Letter to EUvsDisinfo Readers

One of the most frequently repeated lines in various panels, roundtables and discussions on disinformation is: ”We shouldn’t accept disinformation as the new normal”. We believe that acknowledging the reality surrounding us is the best way to build our response to disinformation. EUvsDisinfo has now been raising awareness about pro-Kremlin disinformation for six years. We have seen how awareness of

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Ukraine sends almost 200 oxygen concentrators to India (Photos)

The humanitarian cargo has left Kyiv for Delhi.REUTERS A plane with oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients has departed from Kyiv for Delhi, India. This was reported by Ukraine’s State Emergency Situations Service (SESS) on Facebook on May 30. SESS employees are accompanying the humanitarian cargo, it said. “Under Cabinet resolution No. 467-r dated May 19, 2021, to combat the serious consequences of

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Russia: Hollywood actor Steven Seagal joins pro-Kremlin party

The US actor, a longtime admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says he wants to crack down on businesses that harm the environment. Vladimir Putin gave Steven Seagal Russian citizenship in 2016 Hollywood actor Steven Seagal has joined the political party Just Russia, his spokesman said.  The party was established earlier this year with the merger of three leftist parties.

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The Lavish Lives of the Kremlin’s Ultra-Rich Daughters

These Russian A-listers are reveling in the splendors and privileges that come with having powerful and well-connected fathers who run the country. Anna Nemtsova. May. 30, 2021 MOSCOW—A new generation of elite Russian women with high-standing fathers—including ministers, members of parliament or top bureaucrats in the Kremlin—manage multimillion-dollar businesses, enjoy luxurious lifestyles, and pose in glitzy photos for high-fashion magazines and social media

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Belarusian authorities detain another journalist

In March, Shota was found guilty of distributing extremist materials and fined.Shota was reportedly detained outside his house / Photo from s13.ru Editor-in-chief of the Hrodna.life news portal Alexei Shota has been detained in the city of Grodno (Hrodna). This was reported by the Belarusian Association of Journalists on Telegram on Sunday, May 30. Shota was detained outside his house. Meanwhile, according

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EP President Sassoli calls for tougher sanctions against Russia officials

The European official was put on Russia’s stoplist late in April 2021.David Sassoli / REUTERS President of the European Parliament David Sassoli has called for tougher sanctions against Russian officials. He announced this in an interview for Germany’s Funke Media Group, Deutsche Welle’s Ukrainian service reported. “We need to tighten sanctions against Russian officials, as well as establishing closer contacts with

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Texas State legislature recognizes Ukraine’s Holodomor as act of genocide

November 2021 will be Ukrainian Genocide Remembrance Month.Another U.S. state recognizes Ukraine famine as genocide / Photo from UNIAN The House of Representatives of the 87th Texas Legislature has adopted a resolution recognizing the 1932-1933 Holodomor, an artificial famine in Soviet Ukraine, as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. The resolution was passed by the House on May 26, 2021,

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Yevhen Mahda: Biden-Putin simultaneous game session

If during the Cold War its participants understood the world as the Great Chessboard, today we can talk about a session of simultaneous play on several “boards” between Russia and the United States. What is the reason? Apparently, in the changing nature of international relations, in the transformation of the world into a multipolar 20 years ago. US dominance has

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