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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (78)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Excellent WSJ OpEd on Nordstream 2 and the simple dishonesty of the SDP leadership peddling Russian influence. Amazing what money can buy. Baltics update. Russian nationalists in a frenzy over the Kuriles. Multiple essays on Russia’s creeping domestic meltdown, loss of public confidence, and increasing speculation on… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (78)

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Russia To Allow Online “Trolling” Reporting


The Russian Ministry of Justice received a proposal from the Federal Notarial Chamber to allow, among other things, Russian citizens to report online trolling.  Under the provision of evidence implies including the recording of the facts of harassment and insults on the Internet? Konstantin Korsik: Of course. Appeal to the notary allows you to fix that abusive… Continue reading Russia To Allow Online “Trolling” Reporting

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Sputnik Falsely Claims ‘Censorship’ After Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts


January 19, 2019 William Echols On Thursday, January 17, Facebook announced it had removed 364 Facebook Pages and accounts “for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a network that originated in Russia and operated in the Baltics, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Central and Eastern European countries.” The company said that the page administrators and… Continue reading Sputnik Falsely Claims ‘Censorship’ After Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 201525UTC January 2019


by milnews.ca “The intelligence training program will be updated … The work continues, in particular, with the support of the mission of the Canadian Forces “Op UNIFIER” …” (UKR DefInt site, in Ukrainian) “Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 18 January 2019” “A summary of the situation… Continue reading MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 201525UTC January 2019

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I just couldn’t do it: “Russian Protestors Suggest Giving Away Crimea”.


My humorous dilemma. RFE/RL published a great article: Russians Holding Protests Against Possible Kurile Handover In it there is a quote from a protestor: “Today we give away the Kuriles, tomorrow we give away Crimea“. Words mean things. Yes, they do. “Tomorrow we give away Crimea” can easily be taken out of context, used, and abused. … Continue reading I just couldn’t do it: “Russian Protestors Suggest Giving Away Crimea”.

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Once Upon A Handout: Russian Fairy Tales Accused Of Teaching Kids To Freeload


January 17, 2019 19:13 GMT By Tony Wesolowsky Children in Russia may be spooked by the witches and other dark characters in some of the country’s fairy tales, but a senior Central Bank official sees something even more sinister. Russian fairy tales are teaching kids to expect “handouts” and that laziness pays, argues Sergei Shvetsov, first… Continue reading Once Upon A Handout: Russian Fairy Tales Accused Of Teaching Kids To Freeload

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Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad


January 17, 2019 Mark Galeotti In September 2011, two Chechens suspected of involvement in the January suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, which left 37 people dead, had just left an Istanbul mosque after Friday prayers when, along with a companion, they were shot dead. According to an indictment cited in a major Turkish newspaper, prosecutors had identified… Continue reading Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad