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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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ISIS chilling threat to World Cup finals

This chilling poster of Lionel Messi crying blood is being used in a campaign of terror by ISIS supporters to threaten to next year’s World Cup in Russia. Via: mirror.uk The image – released by known Islamic State mouthpiece Wafa Media Foundation – is the latest propaganda piece designed to spread fear through fans hoping to visit the festival of football. ...

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Russian firm provides new internet connection to North Korea

North Korea has opened a second internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cyber security experts said could give Pyongyang greater capability to conduct cyber attacks. Via: Sherisse Pham North Korea has been blamed by Western governments for several major cyber attacks in recent years, including against banks and Sony Pictures, as well as the ...

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This Week in Russia – September 12, 2017

Speaking before Russian journalists at a press conference following the BRICS summit in China, Russian President Vladimir Putin answered a question on Russia-U.S. relations and whether he is disappointed with Donald Trump since his election as U.S. President.  Via: memri.org Putin: “Now, about the President of the United States. I think that it would be inappropriate for us to discuss how the ...

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Putin Warns Of “Hot War” And Nuclear Holocaust

With tensions among the world’s super powers mounting in places like Ukraine, Syria, North Korea and  most recently Qatar and Iran, it may only be a matter of time before someone pushes the red button. Via: Tyler Durden                         When they do, all bets are off, and as we’ve learned from ...

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Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories.  Via: thehill.com  Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links and ...

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