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    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths. Is it all about Ukraine?
    May29

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths. Is it all about Ukraine?

    The Kremlin has long denied having troops deployed in Russia, despite recurring evidence thereof. Putin’s decision to classify information about military casualties during peacetime “special operations” may be meant to end further questioning. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukrainian Bloggers Hunt Down Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East
    May29

    Ukrainian Bloggers Hunt Down Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East

    Ukrainian bloggers are using social networks to track down alleged Russian soldiers fighting alongside separatist rebels in Ukraine’s east. They say they are building a damning case against Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FIFA Wars
    May29

    FIFA Wars

    In a series of peculiar events that can only be contextually placed in the reality of the 21st century, football, war, and diplomacy meet and intertwine. Today, Russia and the U.S take one more step in their very own modern adaptation of the Cold War in the curious battlefield of international soccer. But are Putin’s remarks on the lack of...

    Russia Steps Up Propaganda Push With Online ‘Kremlin Trolls’
    May29

    Russia Steps Up Propaganda Push With Online ‘Kremlin Trolls’

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at...

    This Is How Russia Plans to Win the Internet War
    May29

    This Is How Russia Plans to Win the Internet War

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping...

    Russia to build its own carriers similar to France’s Mistral-class vessels
    May29

    Russia to build its own carriers similar to France’s Mistral-class vessels

    The ongoing saga about the Mistral-class amphibious/helicopter carriers continues. Russian military industry officials now say Russia will build its own carriers to replace the ones that France is refusing to deliver because of the situation in Ukraine. “We have these types of ships planned but we will build them a bit differently,” Oleg...

    Ivanovic in hurry, Cornet wins error show
    May29

    Ivanovic in hurry, Cornet wins error show

    Paris (AFP) – Former champion Ana Ivanovic reached the French Open last 16 Friday in just 53 minutes while Alize Cornet kept home hopes alive by making the second week for the first time.Serbian seventh seed Ivanovic, the 2008 champion at Roland Garros, triumphed over 18-year-old Croatian opponent Donna Vekic 6-0, 6-3.In dramatic contrast,...

    Putin’s new directive: Don’t mention the war, and Friday’s other reasons to fear for humanity
    May29

    Putin’s new directive: Don’t mention the war, and Friday’s other reasons to fear for humanity

    1. Add ‘$1,000 pay cut’ to that ‘tax on everything’ Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESSStephen Harper and Joe Oliver: The budget they’re holding included no mention of voluntary CPP plan. Stephen Harper is calling the Liberal plan for a mandatory increase in the Canada Pension Plan “a $1,000 pay cut.” It’s a pretty typical...

    Situation Report: Chinese drones and Russian paranoia; Congress angry over anthrax; and lots more
    May29

    Situation Report: Chinese drones and Russian paranoia; Congress angry over anthrax; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Let’s recap. With Iraq taking up so much of the national security bandwidth lately, some pretty significant events in Ukraine, Russia, and in the South China Sea haven’t received the attention they deserve in SitRep. But with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Asia this week for the Shangri-La Dialogue...

    Deaths in Ukraine Aren’t Putin’s Priority
    May29

    Deaths in Ukraine Aren’t Putin’s Priority

    The Russian president is more worried about maintaining deniability for the sake of Western negotiating partners than about keeping information on war dead from Russians …read more Source:...