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Corruption in Russia’s Military Quadrupled in 2018, Prosecutors Say


Corruption in Russia is deemed semi-acceptable by Russian law.  Why is it, then, no surprise that corruption in the Russian military is rampant? According to 4 Types of Political Corruption, there are 4 types of corruption.  Types of Corruption 1) Payoffs and Bribes  2) Graft and Embezzlement  3) Blackmail and Extortion  4) Preferential Treatment  The first… Continue reading Corruption in Russia’s Military Quadrupled in 2018, Prosecutors Say

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (123)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A/SECSTATE Poblete is correct that Russia is a serial violator of arms control treaties, in fact over the last five years they have likely violated every single treaty they or the Sovs ever signed. DOne commentary on Muscovy’s nuclear saber-rattling makes some good points. In Russia, Klimov… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (123)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (122)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Buff = B-52 </end editorial> Russia’s new Internet censorship legislation is dominating media coverage of Russia – its existence reflects the regime’s fear of its own people. In Russia, ISIS recruitment shifts to ethnic Russian converts, likely as these are less connected with wider Muslim communities that see ISIS… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (122)

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Putin’s Rosgvardia Are Pussies, Er, Pose With Cats


Putin’s Personal Praetorian Guard, Rosgvardia, 350,000+ Russian troops that work exclusively for Russian President Putin, have an image problem. Perhaps this huge personal palace guard with the highest tech weapons are seen as dictatorial tools, or perhaps they are seen as the result of official paranoia surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desire to avoid assassination.… Continue reading Putin’s Rosgvardia Are Pussies, Er, Pose With Cats

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (121) – Crimea Occupation Anniversary


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Five years. For five years Russia has been illegally occupying Crimea.  </end editorial> The 5th anniversary of the Russian occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea is displacing almost all other media on Ukraine. The spectrum of commentary presents a good cross section of views and analysis on Crimea. Curiously,… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (121) – Crimea Occupation Anniversary

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (120)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Read our anonymous expert’s summary, then the referenced articles very carefully. Russia is restricting immigrants to “pure Russians”.  That sounds like extreme racism to me.  It reminds me of the massacre in Christ’s Church, where Russian neo-Nazis symbols were worn. Coincidence?  Unfortunately, no, this appears incidental to the new… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (120)

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 161615UTC March 2019


by milnews.ca “Canada has introduced new anti-Russian sanctions in relation to the November 2018 Kerch Strait incident, placing 114 individuals and 15 entities on the sanctions list, the statement by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland published on Friday informs …” (RUS state media) “Russia and Ukraine sanctions” (Global Affairs Canada info-machine) “U.S., Canada introduce sanctions over… Continue reading MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 161615UTC March 2019