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Russia’s Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off

It’s a terrifying weapon: a nuclear-powered cruise missile that can fly anywhere on the planet, possibly spewing radioactivity as it goes. In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his nation had successfully tested just such a machine. By – Geoff Brumfiel But new satellite imagery of a remote Russian test site suggests that the missile may not be working as ...

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Skripal Suspect Boshirov Identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga

Bellingcat and its investigative partner The Insider – Russia have established conclusively the identity of one of the suspects in the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal, and in the homicide of British citizen Dawn Sturgess.  By –  Bellingcat  Scroll 4Video Part 1  of Bellingcat’s investigation into the Skripal poisoning suspects are available for background information. In these previous two parts of the ...

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Skripal Suspects Confirmed as GRU Operatives

In the previous part of a joint investigation, Bellingcat and The Insider – Russia established that: Alexander Petrov – a fake cover persona for a yet unidentified Russian individual – is not a civilian but linked to one of Russia’s security services. This assessment was based on an exhaustive analysis of “Petrov” passport dossier as obtained from the Russian central passport database. ...

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Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov was poisoned, German medics say

German doctors say there is a “high plausibility” that a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, who was taken ill in Russia last week, was poisoned. By – Atika Shubert  Scroll 4Video Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Dr. Kai-Uwe Eckardt of the Berlin Charite Hospital said that an external substance appears to have affected Pyotr Verzilov’s nervous system. Doctors ...

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WikiLeaks founder sought Russian visa in 2010

The Associated Press has published a cache of 10 documents that it says are part of a leaked “larger trove of WikiLeaks emails, chat logs, financial records, secretly recorded footage, and other documents.” By – Cyrus Farivar AP reporter Raphael Satter declined to elaborate as to how much more material the AP had or why that material was not being released now. Among those documents is a ...

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Sergei Skripal and the Russian disinformation war

When the UK authorities announced on Wednesday that they suspected two alleged Russian agents in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, they released CCTV images of the suspects arriving at Gatwick airport. By –  Joel Gunter & Olga Robinson Scroll 4Video Two of the images, framed side by side, began to spread on ...

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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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