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News Russia Politics: A political prisoner in Russia gains his freedom. Too many others are still waiting.

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
A political prisoner in Russia gains his freedom. Too many others are still waiting.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/10/political-prisoner-russia-gains-his-freedom-too-many-others-are-still-waiting/

Indeed, others are still waiting. According to Memorial, Russia’s most respected human rights group, there are currently 308 political prisoners in the country. The number is admittedly conservative, ...

News Russia Politics: DHS warns of Russian efforts to divide America over pineapple pizza -- sort of

Published on: Friday 19 July 2019
DHS warns of Russian efforts to divide America over pineapple pizza -- sort of
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dhs-warns-russian-efforts-divide-america-pineapple-pizza/story?id=64444702

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that Russian agents could seek to further divide Americans by exploiting U.S. passions over whether pineapple belongs on pizza. ...

News Russia Politics: Russia Denies Visas for Teachers at Anglo-American School in Moscow

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Russia Denies Visas for Teachers at Anglo-American School in Moscow
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/world/europe/russia-visas-diplomat-school.html

MOSCOW — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has recently denied visas for teachers at a school in Moscow run by Western embassies, in what American officials suggested was an effort to exert political pressure ...

News Russia Politics: Russia, Iran, North Korea Launch Hundreds of Cyberattacks on U.S. Political Groups, Microsoft Says

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Russia, Iran, North Korea Launch Hundreds of Cyberattacks on U.S. Political Groups, Microsoft Says
News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-iran-north-korea-launch-hundreds-of-cyberattacks-on-u-s-political-groups-microsoft-says-11563397201

Suspected nation-state hackers from Russia, Iran and elsewhere have launched nearly 800 cyberattacks against political organizations over the past year that have been detected by Microsoft, with the vast majority of the attempts targeting groups based in the U.S.

News Russia Politics: Why did Turkey buy Russian — not Western — missile defense systems?

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Why did Turkey buy Russian — not Western — missile defense systems?
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/17/why-did-turkey-buy-russian-s-s/

saw a Russian ambassador killed in its soil, and caused much trouble for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. The S-400s are likely to have been that price – or maybe just its first installment. Selim Sazak ...

News Russia Politics: Europe Built a System to Fight Russian Meddling. It’s Struggling.

Published on: Saturday 06 July 2019
Europe Built a System to Fight Russian Meddling. It’s Struggling.
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/06/world/europe/europe-russian-disinformation-propaganda-elections.html

Just days before the European elections, the tweets showed the unmistakable signs of Russian political meddling. So European officials prepared to blast a warning on the alert system. But they never ...

News Russia Politics: Pelosi says Facebook's stance on doctored video proves it's an enabler of Russian political meddling

Published on: Wednesday 29 May 2019
Pelosi says Facebook's stance on doctored video proves it's an enabler of Russian political meddling
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-says-facebooks-stance-on-doctored-video-proves-its-an-enabler-of-russian-political-meddling

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Facebook’s decision to not take down a video intentionally edited to make her appear inebriated was proof the social media giant were "willing enablers" of Russian election meddling.

News Russia Politics: Editorial: Facebook's refusal to remove doctored videos sheds light on how Russia meddled.

Published on: Saturday 01 June 2019
Editorial: Facebook's refusal to remove doctored videos sheds light on how Russia meddled.
News source: https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-facebook-s-refusal-to-remove-doctored-videos-sheds-light/article_9359bdaa-3654-5649-a9e6-94fb5120f626.html

Facebook has refused to take down videos altered to falsely make it appear House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk during public speeches, offering the bizarre reasoning that its policies don't

News Russia Politics: Russia Has Restarted Low-Yield Nuclear Tests, U.S. Believes

Published on: Thursday 30 May 2019
Russia Has Restarted Low-Yield Nuclear Tests, U.S. Believes
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/us/politics/russia-nuclear-tests.html

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration believes Russia has restarted very low-yield nuclear tests, officials said on Wednesday in a finding that could be used to renew in earnest the arms race between ...

News Russia Politics: Spying, treason and politics: President Trump ups the stakes in Russia probe battle despite scant evidence

Published on: Friday 31 May 2019
Spying, treason and politics: President Trump ups the stakes in Russia probe battle despite scant evidence
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/01/spying-treason-and-politics-trump-raises-stakes-russia-investigation/3769752002/

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is significantly raising the stakes in his public battle with the law enforcement and intelligence agencies that spent two years investigating him and his campaign. ...

News Russia Politics: AG Barr details his hunt for the truth on what really went on with the Russia probe: Listen to the full interview

Published on: Friday 17 May 2019
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/william-barr-james-comey-russia-probe-trump-bill-hemmer-interview

It's the question that has dominated politics for more than two years -- what exactly happened with counterintelligence activities conducted during the 2016 election and the Russia probe. Now, in his ...

News Russia Politics: Trump claims 'treason,' Barr vows 'whole' review. But what started the Russia probe?

Published on: Friday 17 May 2019
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-claims-treason-barr-vows-review-started-russia/story?id=63109365

One of the Russian spies was secretly recorded saying ... chatted with Page about foreign policy and politics, and they remained in contact over the next year, as reflected in correspondence ...

News Russia Politics: Russian agent Maria Butina thought her notes on US politics were ’valuable’ to Moscow

Published on: Saturday 18 May 2019
News source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/russian-agent-maria-butina-thought-her-notes-on-us-politics-were-valuable-to-moscow

Russian agent Maria Butina said she believed her notes on U.S. politics would be “valuable” to Russian officials. Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison last month for conspiring with a senior ...