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    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...

    Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
    May29

    Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

    News of Katriuk’s death emerged several hours after the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Ottawa should take the necessary steps to ensure that he be held accountable if he were found guilty of war crimes committed in collaboration with the Nazis. According to war reports, Katriuk was a member of a Ukrainian battalion of the SS, the...

    Alleged Nazi War Criminal Wanted By Russia Dies In Canada
    May29

    Alleged Nazi War Criminal Wanted By Russia Dies In Canada

    A Canadian man suspected of being a Nazi war criminal who participated in a 1943 massacre of villagers in Belarus has died, his lawyer said May 28. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths while denying Ukraine buildup
    May29

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths while denying Ukraine buildup

    Russian opposition activists released a report this month saying at least 220 serving Russian soldiers were killed in fighting in east Ukraine last summer and earlier this year. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent
    May29

    Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent

    Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition blogger Alexei Navalny on Thursday slammed President Vladimir Putin’s move to intensify a crackdown on dissenting voices with a law against “undesirable NGOs.” The measure allows Russia’s prosecutor general to ban any foreign or international organizations that are deemed a threat to...

    Russia’s Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe, Ukraine
    May29

    Russia’s Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe, Ukraine

    Russia this week held surprise, massive military exercises as members of NATO, the western military alliance, took part in its own drills. Military analysts say the military muscle-flexing increases the chances for incidents that could spark a wider conflict. The drills come as the Reuters news agency reports a Russian military build-up on the...

    Putin declares Russian military deaths in peacetime state secrets
    May29

    Putin declares Russian military deaths in peacetime state secrets

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday outlawing disclosure of military deaths in peacetime, a move apparently aimed at hiding evidence of Russian military involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin classifies number of dead in peacetime military operations
    May29

    Putin classifies number of dead in peacetime military operations

    Move comes as evidence mounts of Russian forces’ involvement in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Toronto...

    Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees deaths secret
    May28

    Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees deaths secret

    MOSCOW — If there was one weak spot in Russian support for the Kremlin’s aims in Ukraine this year, it was the population’s strong aversion to sending in Russian troops — something Russia denies doing, despite mounting international evidence to the contrary. […] Russia can ignore that evidence — as well as any questions citizens...

    U.S. slams Russian push to classify military casualties as Ukraine coverup
    May28

    U.S. slams Russian push to classify military casualties as Ukraine coverup

    The State Department on Thursday slammed the Russian government’s move to make Russian military casualties classified, calling the decree a clear attempt by Moscow to hide the deaths of Russian soldiers during clandestine operations inside eastern Ukraine. “We see this as a misplaced effort to cover up what everyone knows …...