Monthly Archives: May 2021

How Kremlin propaganda grooms Donbas teenagers

Elina Kent: Welcome to the Kyiv Post Podcast, where you can tune in to stories that give you a deeper understanding of Ukraine. I’m your host Elina Kent. I’m a multimedia producer and lifestyle journalist here at the Kyiv Post.  It has been just over seven years since the start of Russia’s invasion and aggression in Eastern Ukraine. The war

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Gazprom decided to build another skyscraper in St. Petersburg. Its height will be 703 meters

Gazprom has announced that it plans to build a new skyscraper in St. Petersburg – Lakhta Center 2. The architectural concept was presented at the interdepartmental council for the implementation of the cooperation agreement between the company and the city. https://t.me/rbc_news/29668 According to the project, the building will be 703 meters high. As the company notes, it will become the second tallest

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Russia wants to use prison labor for construction projects

Russian Justice Minister Konstantin Chuychenko said the Russian penal service was right in proposing to use prison labor on large construction sites. The Russian government believes that “correctional centers” can be set up on large construction sites and prisoners with the necessary qualifications will perform construction work. At the same time, according to the minister, it is necessary to move

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The State Duma adopted in the second reading “the law against the FBK”. Running in the elections was banned even for speaking out in support of extremist organizations

The State Duma adopted in the second, main reading a bill that prohibits participation in elections for people involved in the activities of an extremist or terrorist organization. This was reported by RIA Novosti. In the first reading, the bill was adopted on May 18. After that, amendments were made to it, which prohibit those involved in the extremist organization from participating in elections

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Kleptocracy Threatens Democracy

Edward Lucas Democracies do not fully realize the scale of the threat. This week I will be giving evidence to a hearing on Capitol Hill on “Understanding Authoritarianism and Kleptocracy in Russia”. I’m delighted that U.S. lawmakers take the issue seriously. I wish other people did too, notably in Germany, where the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline exemplifies Russia’s penetration

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Everybody Does It!

Pro-Kremlin media have mobilised a common – and flawed – instrument. In literature on Ethics, it’s referred to as the “Golden Rationalisation(opens in a new tab)” – the notion that an unethical or criminal act is supposed to be less unethical or criminal if “everybody does it”. If others lie, steal, or cheat – why shouldn’t I be allowed to

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Movie about ATO heroes shown in occupied Sevastopol instead of separatist Militia woman

A movie about the heroes of ATO was shown in the central cinema of occupied Sevastopol instead of the Militia woman propaganda film. This is reported by separatist media with reference to the audience of the film screening. “Yesterday, due to the fault of Sevastopol Kino state autonomous institution of culture and sports (head Dmitriy Garnega), the screening of film

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Kremlin ‘Regrets’ European Plans to Avoid Belarus Airspace

The Kremlin said Tuesday it regrets Europe’s plans to cut air links with ex-Soviet Belarus and avoid its airspace after the diversion of a Ryanair flight carrying an opposition activist. The aircraft traveling from Athens to Vilnius landed in the Belarus capital Minsk after a supposed bomb threat. The incident caused a global outcry, with EU-based carriers cutting air links

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Russia delivers large caliber sniper rifles to occupied areas of eastern Ukraine

25.05.2021 15:32 The Russian Federation has delivered large caliber sniper rifles and more than 1,500 tonnes of fuel and lubricants to the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions through uncontrolled areas of Ukraine’s state border. “Last week, new batches of Russian-made weapons and ammunition, including large caliber sniper rifles and more than 1,500 tonnes of fuel and lubricants,

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The meeting between Putin and Biden will take place in Geneva on June 16

The meeting of the Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, will take place on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland. This was reported on the Kremlin website. We intend to discuss the state and prospects for the further development of Russian-American relations, strategic stability issues, as well as topical issues on the international agenda, including interaction

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Russia Warns Turkey Over Ties With Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister on Monday warned Turkey against what he said were attempts to fuel “militaristic sentiment” in Ukraine after Ankara moved to boost cooperation with Kyiv. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last month pledged support to Kyiv amid a buildup of Russian forces along its border with Ukraine. Erdogan said at the time that Turkey, a NATO

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To Halt Russian Misbehavior, Seize Assets

Alan Riley The Russian governing elite has largely fireproofed themselves against Western sanctions. Asset targeting, on the other hand, fills them with fear. In April, the State Department imposed a further round of sanctions on Russia over the SolarWinds hack. Given the audacity and enormous scale of this event, the U.S. sanctioned not only Russian technology firms working with the

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EU Cuts Air Links With Belarus Over Forced Plane Landing

EU leaders cut Europe’s air links with Belarus on Monday, as strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s regime paraded a dissident journalist arrested after his flight was forced to land in Minsk. Lukashenko sparked international outrage by dispatching a fighter jet Sunday to intercept a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying wanted reporter Roman Protasevich, 26, and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega. European leaders meeting in

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The human rights project Gulagu.net has stopped work in Russia. His employees were taken to Europe

The human rights project Gulagu.net has suspended operations in Russia over concerns for the safety of its employees. As stated in a statement on the organization’s website, the reason for this was the “special operation of the KGB, SVR and FSB against Roman Protasevich, ” which “testifies that Lukashenko and Putin now do not even hide anything and are ready to act

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Joe Biden called the detention of Roman Protasevich “a shameful attack on political dissent and press freedom”

US President Joe Biden called the forced landing of the Ryanair plane in Minsk and the detention of journalist Roman Protasevich, who was flying on it, “direct challenges to international norms.” Biden’s statement posted on the White House website. The United States condemns in the strongest terms both the diversion of the plane [to Minsk] and the subsequent arrest of Mr.

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