Monthly Archives: May 2021

U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency issues statement on threats from Russia

Moscow views the United States and NATO as the principal threat to Russian security, its geo-political ambitions, and the preservation of the ruling regime.REUTERS The United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has published a statement for the record on worldwide threat assessment in 2021, in particular, warning of threats from Russia. Prior to the Senate hearings, the document was published on

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Bellingcat spokesman Hristo Grozev says when the investigation into the “Wagnerians” will be released

Bellingcat’s investigation into the disruption of a special operation to detain the militants of the private military company Wagner should be released after the summer of 2021, but the text version will appear online earlier. Bulgarian journalist and investigator, Bellingcat representative Hristo Grozev  told about it on Espresso TV. According to him, the production of the film was delayed due to the coronavirus

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A bust of Stalin was installed in Dagestan, then they removed it, but they promise to return it. Chain of events

A bust of Stalin was erected on Stalin Avenue in the city of Dagestanskie Ogni . The installation was initiated by local communists. It is reported that another bus stop was installed next to the bust – as a “gift” to the townspeople. ↓ The installation of the bust was criticized on the Internet . Stalin’s opponents recalled the repressions against the peoples of the Caucasus, which were carried out under him. Stalin’s supporters considered that

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Far Apart

Edward Lucas China has more clout than Russia. But both face pushback Did you read about Russia’s attempt to bully Hollywood? How any script that is critical of Vladimir Putin never makes it into the studio? How any actor who expresses public criticism of the Kremlin makes themselves almost unemployable? No, you didn’t. Because the idea that Russia would be

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Putin Enacts Fines for Sharing Unlabeled ‘Foreign Agent’ Media Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law fines for publishing information and reports from “foreign agent” media without identifying the outlet’s status amid what observers call tightening restrictions on dissent ahead of key elections. Under to the new law that Putin signed Friday, media organizations can be fined up to 50,000 rubles ($650) for distributing a report without indicating that the

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Russia accuses U.S. of provoking arms race by strengthening its global anti-missile system

The U.S. is provoking an arms race by developing a global missile defense system, said the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. “The increase in the potential of the U.S. global missile defense system can and is already leading to serious security consequences. It disrupts the strategic balance of power in the world, and provokes an arms race, including missile,” she said.

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Russian Billionaires, Rosneft Sue Over Book on Putin’s Rise – FT

Three Russian tycoons and the Rosneft oil giant have filed libel and data protection lawsuits in Britain against the publisher of journalist Catherine Belton’s acclaimed 2020 book “Putin’s People,” the Financial Times has reported. The billionaires — Mikhail Fridman, his longtime business partner Peter Aven and real estate tycoon Shalva Chigirinsky — and Rosneft filed the flurry of suits in

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Pro-Russian trolls wrote comments under the texts of the British media to misinform Ukraine – British Foreign Office

The comments were written in order to create a picture of public support for the aggression against Ukraine. Foreign Minister Dominique Raab accused Russia of “extremely bad behavior” and said that Britain was “exhausting” work with Vladimir Putin because of fake news and misinformation, writes Lb.ua, citing The Times .  A study initiated by the British Foreign Office showed that pro-Russian trolls make provocative

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Ukraine’s FM says one should not expect new sectoral sanctions against Russia

Kuleba says sectoral sanctions will be imposed if a large-scale war breaks out again/ REUTERS Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba predicts that one should not currently expect new sectoral sanctions against Russia from the European Union. This was announced by the minister in an interview for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service. “One doesn’t have to expect them at the

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