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NSA Cracked Open Encrypted Networks of Russian Airlines, Al Jazeera, and Other “High Potential” Targets

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY successfully broke the encryption on a number of “high potential” virtual private networks, including those of media organization Al Jazeera, the Iraqi military and internet service organizations, and a number of airline reservation systems, according to a March 2006 NSA document. By – Micah Lee A virtual private network, or VPN, uses an encrypted connection to enable users to ...

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Russian spy found working at US embassy in Moscow

US counter-intelligence investigators discovered a suspected Russian spy had been working undetected in the heart of the American embassy in Moscow for more than a decade, the Guardian has learned. By – David Smith  Scroll 4video The Russian national had been hired by the US Secret Service and is understood to have had access to the agency’s intranet and email systems, which gave ...

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Russian redhead gun activist is arrested over ‘infiltrating the NRA for a Kremlin boss before the election

A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with U.S. citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. By – Emily Goodin Maria Butina allegedly worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who has ...

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‘A matter of life & death’: 15,000 white South African farmers seek refuge in Russia

A delegation of 30 South African farming families has arrived in Russia’s farmbelt Stavropol Region, Rossiya 1 TV reports. The group says it is facing violent attacks and death threats at home. By – redice.tv Up to 15,000 Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa, are planning to move to Russia amid rising violence stemming from government plans to ...

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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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