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Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass
Mar25

Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass

The Russian state-owned news website Sputnik has applied for a White House hard pass and is seeking membership in the White House Foreign Press Group in order to become a part of pool rotations. Sputnik, which Foreign Policy magazine described as the “BuzzFeed of propaganda,” would be part of a rotating group of roughly 22 overseas outlets...

POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Russian disinformation — Gaffes and laughs — Czech mates
Mar25

POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Russian disinformation — Gaffes and laughs — Czech mates

EUROPEAN POLITICS OF RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION: Federica Mogherini’s squad working to counter Russian disinformation and propaganda — known as the East StratCom team — has a problem. Unfortunately for Mogherini, it’s her. Activists, analysts, national foreign ministries and political opponents...

[Ticker] Putin meets Le Pen, speaks out on French election
Mar24

[Ticker] Putin meets Le Pen, speaks out on French election

Russian president Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting with French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, Friday. He told press “we are not trying in any way to influence the French election”, according to the French language website of Russian state-sponsored media company Sputnik. Le Pen said, after earlier...

Marine Le Pen calls for French-Russian unity
Mar24

Marine Le Pen calls for French-Russian unity

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday called on Russia and France to unite, during a visit to Moscow weeks ahead of the French election. Le Pen said the two countries should work together “to save the world from globalism and Islamic fundamentalism,” Interfax news agency reported, after she visited the lower house of the Russian...

[Ticker] Russian ex-MP killed in Ukraine
Mar24

[Ticker] Russian ex-MP killed in Ukraine

Denis Voronenkov, a former member of the Russian parliament, was killed on Thursday in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, Ukrainian police have said. Voronenkov was a member of Russia’s communist party, and a critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin. He had fled to Ukraine, where he was due to testify against former Ukrainian president Viktor...

Eurovision allows banned Russian singer to compete via satellite
Mar23

Eurovision allows banned Russian singer to compete via satellite

Russia’s entrant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be allowed to compete despite being banned from Ukraine, which is hosting the event, the AFP reported Thursday. Yuliya Samoilova will be allowed to compete via satellite link, Eurovision chief Jon Ola Sand said, to ensure “that all artists can participate.” The organizers of...

Ukraine suspects Russian role in lawmaker’s murder
Mar23

Ukraine suspects Russian role in lawmaker’s murder

KIEV — After three decades of mob power and three years of revolution, Kiev is no stranger to the sound of bullets. But the murder of exiled Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov on Thursday outside the swanky Premier Palace hotel was shocking nonetheless. In broad daylight at a busy intersection, three bodies lay in pools of blood: one...

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev
Mar23

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev

Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian MP, was killed in the centre of Kiev on Thursday, police said. The 45-year-old was shot dead by un unidentified man outside a hotel in the Ukrainian capital, the AP reported. His bodyguard was injured in the attack. Voronenkov, a former member of Russia’s Communist Party, moved to Ukraine from...

Russian Critic Of Putin Regime Murdered In Kyiv
Mar23

Russian Critic Of Putin Regime Murdered In Kyiv

A former Russian parliamentarian who fled to Ukraine and harshly criticized the Russian authorities has been murdered in Kyiv. Former Communist parliamenarian Denis Voronenkov, was one of two men killed outside Kyiv’s Premier Palace hotel March 23, according to the Vesti Ukraine news website. Kyiv Police Chief Andrei Krishchenko is reported...

Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted
Mar23

Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes declared Wednesday that members of Donald Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under inadvertent surveillance following November’s presidential election. The White House and Trump’s allies immediately seized on the statement as vindication...

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