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‘Banderite’ Rebrand: Ukrainian Police Declare Admiration For Nazi Collaborators To Make A Point


For years, the Soviets, followed by the Russians, called Ukrainians “Banderites”, an intended insult equating them with “Nazi Collaborators”.  Their logic is lost on those with knowledge of Stepan Bandera and his life dedicated to the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine. Bandera and the Ukrainian Independence Movement, the OUN, worked against both the Soviets and… Continue reading ‘Banderite’ Rebrand: Ukrainian Police Declare Admiration For Nazi Collaborators To Make A Point

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Poll: More than 40% of Russian youth want to leave Russia


The Levada survey this report is based on is located here. </end editorial> Wednesday, February 6, 2019 A new data obtained from the survey conducted by the “Levada Center” in January states that 41% of young people aged 18 to 24 would like to emigrate from Russia. In the country as a whole, the percentage… Continue reading Poll: More than 40% of Russian youth want to leave Russia

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Russian industry used counterfeit metal to produce aircraft


This is truly scary news, and it has potentially global impact.  VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, a company which supplies critical titanium parts for the aerospace industry, including Boeing,  The plane you may be flying in next trip could have counterfeit metal parts in critical areas.  The investigation has just begun.  More than 750 fake certificates were issued. … Continue reading Russian industry used counterfeit metal to produce aircraft

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Russia Proposes To Outlaw Fake News Or The Emperor Has No Clothes


The language is clear, but the purpose appears to be studiously avoided.  Russia is awash in fake news, conspiracy theories, and outlandish stories.  The more bizarre the better, it seems. Entire scenarios are built around a fabricated accusation and published on Cont.ws, LiveJournal or on one of the hundreds of blog and faux-news sites. If… Continue reading Russia Proposes To Outlaw Fake News Or The Emperor Has No Clothes

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Is Russia violating EU sanctions?


By: JULIAN RÖPCK Published on 01.02.2019 – 09:38 Uhr Is Russia’s army violating a European Union sanction targeting the purchase of goods that can be used for military purposes? The sanction has been in place since 2014. BILD has inquired into whether Russian forces are using propeller blades – so-called “folding propellers” – manufactured in Germany… Continue reading Is Russia violating EU sanctions?

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Russia Lost the War of the Churches (78)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. These two reports are worrisome, this is a similar cover story that Russia used to justify the Crimea takeover.  UAWire – Putin: Russia reserves the right ‘to protect freedom of religion’ in Ukraine Putin promises to “do everything” to protect Ukrainian believers – 112.international Putin is trying all he… Continue reading Russia Lost the War of the Churches (78)

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How to Get a 146% Election Result


Russian propaganda is often laughable, if it wasn’t so serious.  Even worse, Russian people and Russian trolls believe it and circulate it widely.  </end editorial> 30 January 2019 A new whistleblower has now emerged from inside a Russian state media organisation. This time it is Leonid Krivenkov, a former camera operator on the state TV… Continue reading How to Get a 146% Election Result