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News Russia Social: How Trump’s Response to the Ukraine Scandal Helped Russia

Published on: Friday 27 September 2019
How Trump’s Response to the Ukraine Scandal Helped Russia
News source: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/09/trump-response-ukraine-russia-zelensky-putin/

On the major networks in Russia, talking heads have advanced the messaging that Ukraine is not truly its own state and that other nations will not fully support it. This message is then spread into ...

News Russia Social: Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn't concerned about Moscow's interference in U.S. election

Published on: Friday 27 September 2019
Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn't concerned about Moscow's interference in U.S. election
News source: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Trump-told-Russian-officials-in-2017-he-wasn-t-14474546.php

The president and his top aides seemed not to understand the difference between Voice of America, a U.S.-supported news organization that airs in foreign countries, with Russian efforts to persuade ...

News Russia Social: Pittsburgh professor sees Russia through lens of religion, not politics

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Pittsburgh professor sees Russia through lens of religion, not politics
News source: https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-professor-sees-russia-through-lens-of-religion-not-politics/

At a time of intense interest in Russia — driven mostly by concerns over Russian meddling in American politics and Russian manipulation of social media — a true understanding of Russian society is harder to come by. John Burgess’ curiosity got the best of him in 2004, when he made

News Russia Social: Russian Gay Couple With Adopted Children Seeks Political Asylum In U.S.

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Russian Gay Couple With Adopted Children Seeks Political Asylum In U.S.
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/ussian-gay-couple-with-adopted-children-seeks-political-asylum-in-u-s-/30185612.html

Russia's Investigative Committee launched a probe in July against social services officials who allowed the couple to adopt two boys. The men's apartment in Moscow and homes of one of the men's ...

News Russia Social: Austria, Russia keep in step ahead of polls

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Austria, Russia keep in step ahead of polls
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/austria-russia-keep-step-ahead-polls-020622339.html

As Austrians go to the polls Sunday, one image that stands out from the last right-wing administration is that of the foreign minister dancing with Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding, causing widespread derision in the small Alpine country and abroad. With conservative Sebastian Kurz tipped

News Russia Social: How Russia's Social Media Giants Beat Facebook

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
How Russia's Social Media Giants Beat Facebook
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/how-russia-s-social-media-giants-beat-facebook/30184692.html

Russia bucked global trends with two homegrown social media that are more popular there than Facebook. Both were backed by the same Israeli-Russian billionaire tech investor. This story is part of a documentary series, "InterNYET", by Current Time TV exploring the history of the Russian web.

News Russia Social: Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest

Published on: Friday 17 May 2019
Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/arts/television/russian-bots-election-voice-kids-alsou.html

But on May 15, she posted a clip on YouTube of Mikella singing a duet with runner-up Erzhan. Russian social media reaction to the scandal was a mix of indignation and humor. “If Alsou’s cat had been ...

News Russia Social: Russian spy Maria Butina begs for cash in Instagram video

Published on: Sunday 19 May 2019
Russian spy Maria Butina begs for cash in Instagram video
News source: https://nypost.com/2019/05/20/russian-spy-maria-butina-begs-for-cash-in-instagram-video/

Maria Butina — the Russian secret agent convicted of gathering intelligence on the National Rifle Association and other US groups — has been begging for cash on social media to help pay for ...

News Russia Social: Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money

Published on: Sunday 19 May 2019
Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/convicted-russian-agent-butina-appeals-money-63137306

A Russian gun rights activist serving a U.S ... In the video that appeared on social media, Butina speaks on a phone in a dormitory with bunk beds. She says her lawyer is filing an appeal and ...

News Russia Social: Convicted Russian agent releases video pleading for money

Published on: Sunday 19 May 2019
Convicted Russian agent releases video pleading for money
News source: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/world/2019/05/19/russia-agent-pleads-money/39495251/

In the video that appeared on social media, Butina speaks on a phone in a dormitory with bunk beds. She says her lawyer is filing an appeal and she asks for contributions to help pay him. (Photo: AP) ...

News Russia Social: Trump and Putin Joke About “Russia Hoax” in Hour-Long Phone Call

Published on: Friday 03 May 2019
News source: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05/trump-putin-mueller-report-call

The Mueller report detailed, among other things, a years-long attempt by Russian government to tilt the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton by hacking her e-mails, sowing discord and fake news ...

News Russia Social: How Vkontakte’s coin (VK) is changing social media and crypto in Russia

Published on: Monday 29 April 2019
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vkontakte-coin-vk-changing-social-080055016.html

Vkontakte (VK), the so-called “Russian Facebook”, launched an internal digital currency this April, ahead of its US competitor. According to the social media giant, the VK Coin registered over ...

News Russia Social: Trump’s New Favorite Network Embraces Russian Propaganda

Published on: Friday 03 May 2019
News source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-new-favorite-network-oann-embraces-russian-propaganda

Russian government outlets like the RT network and Sputnik, and a handful of alternative news websites surrounded by a social media echo chamber. Moscow’s latest disinformation blitz is all about a ...

News Russia Social: Trump says he talked to Putin about ‘Russian Hoax’ but not about ongoing election interference

Published on: Friday 03 May 2019
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-and-putin-discussed-outcome-of-mueller-probe-as-part-of-hour-long-phone-conversation-white-house-says/2019/05/03/77c5e98c-6d94-11e9-be3a-33217240a539_story.html

Russian election interference in 2016 included a social media campaign that favored Trump and disparaged Democrat Hillary Clinton, as well as the hacking of computers maintained by allies of Clinton ...