A recent spate of arrests shows elite FSB units and senior officers shaking down businesses for huge bribes and even robbing banks. Anna Nemtsova Published 07.10.19 4:35AM ET MOSCOW—Crime scandals involving Russia’s most powerful law enforcement agency have rocked this capital, exposing some phenomenal corruption at the heart of President Vladimir Putin’s power structure. Ranking officers of… Continue reading Some of Putin’s Top Cops Are Mobsters. Even KGB Vets Are Ashamed.
Proof that Russian-led forces in Donbas are not complying with the Minsk Agreement. They never have. Here is evidence of a war crime, firing on civilians. I’ve looked at this several times, I don’t see the civilian residence from which they are supposed to be firing. Perhaps the observer can supply more proof. Perhaps Bellingcat… Continue reading Russian-Led Forces Fire On Civilians In Donbas
Russia is not only suppressing dissent in Russia, they are also discriminating against Crimean Tatars in Occupied Ukraine. Free speech is a thing of the past, in Russia. Protests are harshly suppressed. There is widespread suppression and oppression of Crimean Tatars. Tatars have been forcibly emigrated to Eastern Russia, they have been illegally harassed… Continue reading Russia Arrests Crimean Tatar Protesters, Discrimination and Suppression Of Dissent
I would like to draw your attention to the very last sentence in this article. The European Court of Human Rights in November ruled that Russia’s repeated arrests and detention of Navalny in 2012 and 2014 were politically motivated and breached his human rights, a ruling Moscow called questionable. </end editorial> By Reuters A Moscow… Continue reading Moscow Times: Kremlin Critic Navalny Is Jailed for 10 Days
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia, sowing provocations around the world. Some things never change. </end editorial.> Evidently not wanting to be eclipsed in the media by D-Day, Russia played some foolish games in the Pacific. Zakharova states that “Normandy Landing Did Not Have a Decisive Impact on the Outcome of World War II”–… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (196)
by milnews.ca “A summary of the situation in the area of the operation of the Joint forces as of 18:00 on May 15, 2019” (UKR MoD, in Ukrainian) “JFO: МAP – 15.05.2019” (UKR NSDC) “Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 14 May 2019” “Kiev… Continue reading MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 151800UTC May 2019
Russian Beluga spy-whale addendum Russia is, once again, the butt of all spy jokes. </end editorial>