Tag Archives: Russia

Norway & Russia– Former Border Inspector Behind Bars in Moscow on Charges of Espionage [UPDATE II]

“Frode must come home, and Norwegian authorities must do what they can to get him out. It is not a good signal when such a positive and distinguished bridge-builder like Frode is arrested, it is not a good sign.” Kirkenes … Continue reading

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ECHR — Russia Failed to Investigate Anna Politkovskaya Murder

“Who killed Anna and who lay beyond her killer remains unknown. Her murder robbed too many of us of absolutely vital sources of information and contact. Yet it may, ultimately, be seen to have at least helped prepare the way … Continue reading

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Fake News & Disinformation — Ukraine Condemned for Faking Arkady Babchenko’s Murder

“Reporters Without Borders expresses its sharp indignation on learning of the Ukrainian secret service’s manipulation carried out as part of an information war. It is always very dangerous for states to play with facts and especially on the backs of … Continue reading

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Fake News & Disinformation — Murdered Kremlin Critic Feeling Good

“I can understand perfectly how the report of my illness got about, I have even heard on good authority that I was dead. James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, … Continue reading

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Norway — Former Border Inspector Behind Bars in Moscow on Charges of Espionage (UPDATE)

“Frode must come home, and Norwegian authorities must do what they can to get him out. It is not a good signal when such a positive and distinguished bridge-builder like Frode is arrested, it is not a good sign.” Kirkenes … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — PUTIN : “95% of the World’s Terrorist Attacks Are Orchestrated by the CIA.”

“95% of the world’s terrorist attacks are orchestrated by the CIA. The St. Petersburg metro bombing must be investigated with this in mind. If the CIA have Russian blood on their hands, they will forever regret stirring the Russian bear from its peaceful … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Robert Hannigan Steps Down As GCHQ Boss

“Technology and the internet are overwhelmingly brilliant things for human progress. Unfortunately there will always be people who want to abuse the latest technology. And it’s our job to deal with that dark side.” Robert Hannigan — Former GCHQ Director … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — French 2017 Presidential Election — Facebook and Google to Tackle ‘Fake News’ Stories

“For so long, we had resisted having standards about whether something’s newsworthy because we did not consider ourselves a service that was predominantly for the distribution of news. And that was wrong! We have a responsibility here. I think we … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the Russian Spy Poisoning [Sergei Skripal]

“If the Russians had wanted to kill him, they had ample opportunity to do so during the years when he was imprisoned or the eight years he lived in retirement in Salisbury. If they did wish to kill him, it … Continue reading

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Theresa May : Russia “Highly Likely” Behind Spy Poisoning

“Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had told the ambassador Moscow must immediately provide full and complete disclosure of the Novichok programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Should there be no credible response, we will conclude that this … Continue reading

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