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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (20)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Disturbing reports made public by Kyiv MP Tymchuk, usually extremely accurate, are that Russia will be sending GRU Spetsnaz SOF into Ukraine to ‘ensure the security of our metropolitans [clergy]’ at currently ROC controlled monasteries inside Ukraine, and that  “General Staff of the Armed Forces [of the Russian Federation] had… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (20)

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Like the Devil Reads the Bible


17 October 2018 “Danish scholars conclude that RT has ‘exceptional influence’ in social media”. This was the title of a recent story published by the Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti. A similar story was run by Sputnik, also in Russian. The sensational headline about the “exceptional influence” looks like a pat on RT’s back; however, it’s a… Continue reading Like the Devil Reads the Bible

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Russia giving Syria the S-300 is more message than menace


BY ANNA BORSHCHEVSKAYA, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/16/18 11:00 AM EDT It may seem strange that Moscow has delivered its S-300 anti-aircraft system to Syria this month. The decision came after the Assad regime accidentally downed a Russian reconnaissance IL-20 plane in northern Syria on Sept. 17 using the less sophisticated S-200. Why give a more advanced version of that weapon… Continue reading Russia giving Syria the S-300 is more message than menace

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Putin’s Power Ebbing, Is United Russia Panicking?


If Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, is unpopular and cannot retain power and authority, what are they to do?  Why cheat, of course. Lie, cheat, steal, and in this case, cancel elections and try to delegitimize the probable winner’s qualifications – to disqualify him.  All this does is turn “Communist wunderkind” Valentin Konovalov into a… Continue reading Putin’s Power Ebbing, Is United Russia Panicking?

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Meet Bellingcat


The idea of Open Source Intelligence began in the 1990s but bumped up against a deeply entrenched Intelligence Community and powerful new media corporations. One open source researcher went so far as to predict that with open source, there was no need for conventional intelligence. 20+ years later, that prediction is becoming somewhat of a… Continue reading Meet Bellingcat

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Russia Losing the War of the Churches (13) – Fallout


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Official statement by the Synod, video of the official announcement that was made in English to media, the official statement and address to the nation by a very emotional Pres Poroshenko, verging on tears. Media releases by Pres Poroshenko’s office, and a great many op-eds and news… Continue reading Russia Losing the War of the Churches (13) – Fallout

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News Analysis: Infighting? Incompetence? Distraction? What’s Happening With Russia’s Spies?


October 05, 2018 17:03 GMT Robert Coalson Anytime a clandestine agency is in the global headlines on a daily basis, something strange is going on. That has certainly been the case with Russia’s military intelligence agency, known by its former abbreviation, the GRU. British intelligence identified two suspected GRU agents as the culprits in the… Continue reading News Analysis: Infighting? Incompetence? Distraction? What’s Happening With Russia’s Spies?