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Russia warns Norway of ‘consequences’ after it invites in more US Marines

Russia has vowed to retaliate if Norway invites the United States to more than double the number of Marines stationed in the country. By – Samuel Osborne  In a statement on its Facebook page, the Russian Embassy said it made the Scandinavian country “less predictable”, while warning it “could cause growing tensions, triggering an arms race and destabilising the situation in northern Europe,” It added: “We see it ...

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Russian Trolls Denied Syrian Gas Attack—Before It Happened

Weeks before the world saw the bodies of men, women, and children dead from an apparent Syrian military chemical attack in Douma, Syria, the Russian military was already spreading bizarre conspiracy theories about an impending “false flag” chemical attack carried out by rebels. By – Adam Rawnsley Russian conspiracy propaganda and truther chum have been a staple of official discourse whenever Moscow wants to cover up bad ...

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Putin At War: Battles on Twitter over the Skripal poisoning case

Since the British government accused Russia of an “illegal use of force” against the United Kingdom by attempting to poison former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury, Twitter has become a battleground. By – Ben Nimmo  Supporters and defenders of the Russian government have clashed over who was to blame, and which side to ...

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U.N. Panel Links Russia to War Crime in Syria Aleppo

United Nations investigators have linked Russian forces to a possible war crime in Syria for the first time, reporting on Tuesday that a Russian plane was responsible for airstrikes on a market last year that killed scores of civilians. By – Nick Cumming-Bruce  The plane carried out a series of attacks in November on the town of Al Atarib, west of ...

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Key Russian oligarch in touch with Russia, Assad before mercenaries attacked US troops

Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries — a man who the US special counsel indicted last week — was “in close touch” with Russian and Syrian officials, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening. By –  Eli Watkins The Post, citing US intelligence reports, said intercepted communications showed the ...

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Putin will win next year despite, not because of, the economy

STANDING on stage at the Gorky Automobile Plant in Nizhny Novgorod in early December, flanked by factory workers in blue jackets, Vladimir Putin spoke of the region’s history. After volunteers from Novgorod helped 17th-century Moscow overcome the Time of Troubles, the president said, “the united, centralised and powerful Russian state began to develop rapidly.” By – Economist.com He called upon ...

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Putin’s Zapad 2017 simulated a war against NATO

Since 2009, the Russian Federation’s General has been conducting the “Zapad” (“West”) exercise every four years (one was previously conducted in 1999). Its aim is to train the “defensive capacities” of the Russian Federation’s army in the Western Military Sector. Last September, the Russian army announced: “The Zapad 2017 anti-terror exercise is a purely defensive one.” By – Julian Ropcke Zapad 2017 ...

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Vladimir Putin Repeats misleading Fact-Checked Claims

Vladimir Putin President of the Russian Federation “There is no Russian army on the territory of Donbas but there have been created military-police formations, ready to repulse an offensive against Donbas.” Source: Kremlin.ru, December 14, 2017 By –  Polygraph  MISLEADING  This claim, and many others already fact-checked, misleads. In his end of year news conference, President Vladimir Putin made claims about ...

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Russia Admitted the Radiation Cloud Over Europe Is Real

After months of denial, Russia has now confirmed the detection of higher than normal levels of a radioactive isotope over much of Europe in September 2017. The confirmation comes after the French IRNS report on the incident was released earlier in November. Via: Dom Galeon  It’s Confirmed In September 2017, multiple monitoring agencies detected an unusual amount of radiation hovering over ...

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Twitter pushed RT to spend big on 2016 US election

X ADCHOICES IDENTIFIED At the end of September, Twitter published a report titled ‘Russian interference in 2016 US elections, bots, & misinformation’ which included confidential data on RT ad campaigns and implied that the channel was trying to influence Twitter users via advertising on the platform. Via: Kirill Karnovich-Valua  This absolutely groundless and greatly-misleading association compels us to reveal the details ...

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