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News Russia People: Facebook just removed dozens of fake accounts based in Russia and Iran that were spreading misinformation and trying to meddle in elections

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
Facebook just removed dozens of fake accounts based in Russia and Iran that were spreading misinformation and trying to meddle in elections
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-deletes-dozens-of-fake-accounts-from-iran-russia-2019-10

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social media platform is prepared to fight interference in the 2020 election, but the task is never-ending.

News Russia People: Vladimir Putin is resetting Russia’s Africa agenda to counter the US and China

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
Vladimir Putin is resetting Russia’s Africa agenda to counter the US and China
News source: https://qz.com/africa/1732316/putin-resets-russias-africa-agenda-to-counter-china-us/

For example, last November, the Russian Namibian Cultural and Education Centre (RusNam) was launched in Windhoek to promote higher education. That same month, an agreement was signed between Zambia’s ...

News Russia People: Blaze rages on Russian trawler in northern Norway

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Blaze rages on Russian trawler in northern Norway
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/blaze-rages-on-russian-trawler-in-northern-norway/2019/09/26/b693f4f2-e039-11e9-be7f-4cc85017c36f_story.html

HELSINKI — A Russian trawler with an ammonia tank and carrying about ... by mid-morning Thursday and was covered with thick smoke. NRK said nearly 100 people had been evacuated from the area. It said ...

News Russia People: Who Paid for the N.R.A.’s ‘Special Projects’ Trip to Russia?

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Who Paid for the N.R.A.’s ‘Special Projects’ Trip to Russia?
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/us/nra-russia.html

One of the most pressing questions surrounding the N.R.A. and its Russian ties has yet to be answered: whether there are significant financial connections. The N.R.A. said last year that since 2015 it ...

News Russia People: A terrifying new animation shows how 1 'tactical' nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours

Published on: Saturday 14 September 2019
A terrifying new animation shows how 1 'tactical' nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/tactical-nuclear-weapons-escalation-us-russia-war-animated-strike-map-2019-9/

"Plan A" is a hypothetical yet eerily plausible scenario imagined by nuclear weapons experts. It shows 91 million deaths and injuries in hours.

News Russia People: Russian Jews are increasingly moving to Israel

Published on: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Russian Jews are increasingly moving to Israel
News source: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/fl-jj-russian-jews-moving-israel-20190925-20190918-auzm2vnx6fcz5k77kig4pznswy-story.html

The sense that Russia is growing increasingly illiberal is helping drive a surge of emigration by Jews there to Israel in the past four years. Since 2015, nearly 40,000 of them have arrived in Israel. In the entire decade prior to 2015, only 36,784 Russian Jews had come.

News Russia People: Russia Blocks 'Saw'-inspired Website That Reports LGBT People, Encourages Them to Be Hunted Down and Tortured

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
Russia Blocks 'Saw'-inspired Website That Reports LGBT People, Encourages Them to Be Hunted Down and Tortured
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/russia-saw-website-lgbtq-exposed-personal-data-hunted-attacked-chechnyas-comeback-1450133

A Russian website that encourages viewers to expose and hunt down LGBTQ people has been taken offline—but activists warn it could easily return. With its branding stolen from the horror movie ...

News Russia People: Shunned by West and Wary of Russia, Belarus Gets Help From China

Published on: Saturday 20 July 2019
Shunned by West and Wary of Russia, Belarus Gets Help From China
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/20/world/europe/china-belarus-battery-protests.html

Putin of neighboring Russia, Mr. Lukashenko brooks little dissent ... The pigeon-feeding protesters, a mix of people who live near the battery plant and environmental activists, have carefully avoided ...

News Russia People: Russia's flight ban for Georgia takes effect

Published on: Sunday 07 July 2019
Russia's flight ban for Georgia takes effect
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/russias-flight-ban-georgia-takes-effect-64187447

"This ban has hit ordinary people the worst because Russia and Georgia are tied together by centuries of history." Litvyak found cheaper tickets on a Belarusian airline and will have to make a ...

News Russia People: Romney: Amash Is 'Courageous' For Saying Trump's Actions Pertaining To Russia Are Impeachable But...

Published on: Sunday 19 May 2019
Romney: Amash Is 'Courageous' For Saying Trump's Actions Pertaining To Russia Are Impeachable But...
News source: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/05/19/romney-amash-is-courageous-for-saying-trumps-actions-are-impeachable-but-n2546561

And the American people just aren't there," Romney said ... who have said the Trump campaign partook in any wrongdoing with Russia. ...

News Russia People: In a new Fox News poll, 45% said Mueller is more trusted to tell the truth on the Russia investigation. Only 27% trust Trump.

Published on: Friday 17 May 2019
In a new Fox News poll, 45% said Mueller is more trusted to tell the truth on the Russia investigation. Only 27% trust Trump.
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-poll-people-trust-mueller-more-than-trump-bill-barr-2019-5

Read more: People tied to Trump and Congress may have affected ... The survey gives limited insight into what respondents think: "On the Russia investigation, who do you trust more to tell the truth," ...

News Russia People: Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib

Published on: Sunday 19 May 2019
Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib
News source: http://www.startribune.com/russia-says-syrian-government-forces-halt-fire-in-idlib/510132732/

Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold, Russia said Sunday, while opposition activists reported continued shelling and airstrikes.

News Russia People: Reagan's still-unfulfilled hope for the Russian people

Published on: Saturday 18 May 2019
Reagan's still-unfulfilled hope for the Russian people
News source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/reagans-still-unfulfilled-hope-for-the-russian-people

Relations between the United States and Russia have always been challenging, even dangerous. Every president in the modern era has sought to form a relationship with his counterpart in Moscow that first and foremost guarantees the safety of the American people, and secondly, brings the two nations to a more trusting and agreeable point.

News Russia People: Flynn told Mueller people linked to Trump and Congress tried to interfere with Russia probe

Published on: Thursday 16 May 2019
Flynn told Mueller people linked to Trump and Congress tried to interfere with Russia probe
News source: https://theweek.com/speedreads/841989/flynn-told-mueller-people-linked-trump-congress-tried-interfere-russia-probe

During his interviews with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told investigators that people with ties to the Trump administration and Congress ...

News Russia People: An Airplane’s Extraordinary Story Recalls Bygone U.S.-Russian Amity

Published on: Tuesday 07 May 2019
An Airplane’s Extraordinary Story Recalls Bygone U.S.-Russian Amity
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/world/europe/russia-lend-lease-douglas-airplane.html

A total of 26 or 32 people were aboard, according to differing sources researched by the Russian Geographical Society. Six passengers and two crew members died trying to walk out, while those who ...

News Russia People: Russian plane crash survivor recalls lightning strike moments before descent

Published on: Tuesday 07 May 2019
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russian-plane-crash-survivor-recalls-lightning-strike-moments-before-descent/

Moscow — A survivor of the Russian commercial airliner that crash-landed in Moscow on Sunday, killing 41 people, says a flash of lightning was heard moments before the plane began its emergency ...

News Russia People: Crashed Russian plane communication transcript leaks: 'For now everything is OK. Normal.'

Published on: Wednesday 08 May 2019
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/crashed-russian-plane-communication-transcript-leaks-now-normal/story?id=62901709

It adds to the picture of the disaster that killed 41 people Sunday, as investigators are reportedly increasingly focused on pilot error as the primary cause of the crash. Russia's aviation ...

News Russia People: White House asserts executive privilege to block full Russia report release

Published on: Wednesday 08 May 2019
News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/white-house-asserts-executive-privilege-as-house-panel-takes-aim-at-barr-idUSKCN1SE13I?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

“The American people see through Chairman Nadler’s desperate ploy to ... s 2016 campaign and Moscow as well as the campaign’s expectation of benefiting from Russia’s actions. But Mueller said there ...