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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1050 on: March 10, 2017, 12:22:42 PM »
UNIAN.info‏ @UnianInfo  4m4 minutes ago
 Ukraine test-fires brand new anti-tank missiles (video)
https://www.unian.info/society/1817637-ukraine-test-fires-brand-new-anti-tank-missiles-video.html
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1051 on: March 10, 2017, 01:25:46 PM »
But Putin is an admirable leader...

According to Russian Criminal code you may be sentenced to 5 years for just saying that Crimea is #Ukraine  @EmineDzheppar @ChathamHouse https://t.co/m5XvsLr1dY
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1052 on: March 11, 2017, 08:47:10 AM »
Bush-era White House attorney: I’m worried about KGB agents in the West Wing or National Security Council https://t.co/fVW7qrFwy3
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1053 on: March 13, 2017, 08:28:51 AM »
Russia’s ability to manipulate U.S. elections is a national security issue, not a political one
https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/russias-ability-to-manipulate-u-s-elections-is-a-national-security-issue-not-a-political-one/
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1054 on: March 15, 2017, 11:58:46 AM »
Russian Agents Behind Yahoo Breach, U.S. Says
By VINDU GOELMARCH 15, 2017

Federal prosecutors announced charges against four men, including two Russian intelligence agents, on Wednesday for their roles in a conspiracy that led to the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, one of the largest known data breaches.

The four men together face 47 criminal charges, including conspiracy, computer fraud, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets and aggravated identity theft, the Justice Department said in a news release.

The two agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service, known as the F.S.B., who were charged are Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, a Russian national and resident, and Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, a Russian national and resident. The other two defendants are Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, 29, a Russian national and resident; and Karim Baratov, 22, a Canadian and Kazakh national and a resident of Canada.

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1055 on: March 19, 2017, 09:38:37 AM »
Meanwhile, the fighting continues....

112 Russian attacks on Ukrainian position in Donbas – 4 killed, 3 wounded in last day https://t.co/mhvrewyJgD
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1056 on: March 19, 2017, 10:14:51 AM »
Ukrainian Canadians urge #Canada to provide more military support to #Ukraine https://t.co/AzEZ9bAHTZ
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1057 on: March 20, 2017, 12:09:25 PM »
What Does Vladimir Putin Want?
By Nick Tabor

Since the election of Donald Trump, a chasm has opened in American views of Vladimir Putin. Liberals see him as a murderous autocrat and kleptocrat who hacked the election and might somehow be manipulating the president. Meanwhile, he’s enjoyed a surge of popularity among GOP voters, thanks largely to Trump’s consistent praise.

But how does Putin look in his own country, where his approval ratings are sky high? What does he give Russians? What really motivates him? What’s his long game? Unfortunately, much American journalism has been content to give lazy answers or brush these questions aside altogether.

Alexander Vershbow was the U.S. ambassador to Russia under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, and later an ambassador to South Korea and the deputy secretary general of NATO. He’s also been a student of Russian language, history, and culture since his teens. Vershbow believes that Putin still thinks in Cold War terms of “spheres of influence” and sees NATO enlargement in Eastern Europe as encroachment on a sphere that rightfully belongs to Russia. Below, Vershbow discusses possible Trump campaign ties to Putin, how Russia could influence elections in Western Europe, and how his vision for Russia is different from that of earlier Soviet leaders.

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1058 on: March 23, 2017, 09:27:47 AM »
More Putin "justice":

Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Broad Daylight In Ukraine Capital
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-23/former-russian-lawmaker-shot-dead-broad-daylight-ukraine-capital
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1059 on: March 23, 2017, 09:28:39 AM »
^ Manafort better be careful. 

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1060 on: March 23, 2017, 10:31:49 AM »
^^ Remember Putin is Trump's idol.  He says Americans are no different. 

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1061 on: March 24, 2017, 07:34:09 AM »
Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: U.S. general
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN16U234
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1062 on: March 25, 2017, 08:37:14 AM »
Document: Russia Uses Rigged Polls, Fake News to Sway Foreign Elections
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-does-russia-meddle-in-elections-look-at-bulgaria-1490282352
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1063 on: March 25, 2017, 08:38:42 AM »
Reports of "dozens of Russian tanks" massing today along the Ukrainian-Russian border.
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1064 on: March 25, 2017, 01:18:56 PM »
Reports of "dozens of Russian tanks" massing today along the Ukrainian-Russian border.

Let's see what happens.  If it's up to Mattis he tells the Ukranians "if you can get them to fly you can have them". 



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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1065 on: March 26, 2017, 08:43:32 AM »
Americans only know evil/corrupt Putin, not honorable Russian citizens. 

Anti-corruption protests organized by @navalny in 80+ Russian cities today, focus on alleged secret property empire of @MedvedevRussiaE. Not a peep about the protests on Russian TV. https://t.co/y2dMi2eEgm
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1066 on: March 26, 2017, 12:58:43 PM »
Americans only know evil/corrupt Putin, not honorable Russian citizens. 

Anti-corruption protests organized by @navalny in 80+ Russian cities today, focus on alleged secret property empire of @MedvedevRussiaE. Not a peep about the protests on Russian TV. https://t.co/y2dMi2eEgm

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1067 on: March 26, 2017, 03:35:36 PM »
Belarus opposition leader Mikalaj Statkevich disappeared. At least 3 days no information! KGB is also silent https://t.co/gnzi77hBb1
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1068 on: March 27, 2017, 09:34:20 AM »
Look at the size of that explosion!



Putin is getting ready to attack in Ukraine, Shmulyevich says
2017/03/26 • ANALYSIS & OPINION, MILITARY ANALYSIS, RUSSIA, WAR IN THE DONBAS

“Two terrible events in one day” – the murder in Kyiv of former Russian Duma member Denis Voronenkov and the blowing up of the Balakliya arms dump, the largest in Europe – may mean that Vladimir Putin has launched “a major diversion” in preparation for an expansion of his attacks on Ukraine, according to Avraam Shmulyevich.

The Israeli analyst argues that such diversions have often preceded Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and elsewhere and that there are compelling reasons to think that he believes he can break the Ukrainian regime of Petro Poroshenko and put himself in line to advance on Kyiv.

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1069 on: March 27, 2017, 08:13:18 PM »
Escalation in #Donbas: 169 #Russia shellings, 3 #Ukraine soldiers killed, 16 wounded in past 48 hours https://t.co/MnDKaU7fqn maps: https://t.co/GbxTrOWGCh
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1070 on: April 03, 2017, 11:44:37 PM »
Check out @_JakubJanda's Tweet: https://twitter.com/_JakubJanda/status/848926563789717505?s=09

I am proud to say that government of my country takes the Russian threat seriously.

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1071 on: April 04, 2017, 08:29:49 AM »
Last weekend, following nationwide anti-corruption protests, someone bombed the St. Petersburg metro subway. Hmmm...

The Unsolved Mystery Behind the Act of Terror That Brought Putin to Power
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439060/vladimir-putin-1999-russian-apartment-house-bombings-was-putin-responsible
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1072 on: April 20, 2017, 11:07:29 PM »
Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing
http://www.salon.com/2017/04/20/putin-on-the-move-russia-is-moving-back-into-ukraine-as-the-trump-administration-does-nothing/
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1073 on: April 24, 2017, 02:09:18 AM »
The monitor killed in Ukraine was American. Mine planted in Russia-backed area. What's the WH reaction going to be? https://t.co/rKQsR1jQii
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1074 on: May 01, 2017, 12:42:11 AM »
Retired CIA expert: US far-right is getting duped by Russia and it’s ‘part of something bigger’
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/retired-cia-expert-us-far-right-is-getting-duped-by-russia-and-its-part-of-something-bigger/
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1075 on: May 07, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Seems the French are smarter than the Americans....
Did Macron Outsmart Campaign Hackers?
CHRISTOPHER DICKEY
05.06.17 1:24 PM ET

PARIS—It was the dog that didn’t bark in the night, and its bite may be less impressive still. As a tale of hacking and political subversion unfolded in France on Friday and Saturday, it looked like a re-run of the American experience. But there are some critical differences.
In the last hours before midnight on Friday, just before a campaigning blackout imposed by French electoral law in anticipation of the crucial vote on Sunday, somebody dumped nine gigabytes of emails and documents supposedly purloined from the campaign of leading presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.
It looked like, and almost certainly was, a last-minute bid to tip the scales in favor of the centrist Macron’s opponent, the nativist, populist Marine Le Pen, who has received more-than-tacit endorsements from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who received her at the Kremlin, and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has declared his appreciation of her as the “strongest” candidate.

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1076 on: May 07, 2017, 10:57:02 AM »
What kind of loser needs illegal Russia active measures to help cheat during an election? 

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1077 on: May 07, 2017, 12:01:44 PM »
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1078 on: May 15, 2017, 06:37:15 PM »
Prison camps in Russian-controlled Chechnya are systemically detaining & torturing #LGBT men. Where's our leadership https://t.co/q8I0zyIoMw
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1079 on: May 16, 2017, 11:22:21 AM »
^^ On that GDP chart, I think it would be worth plotting it against both the price of oil and the estimated cost of Russian military operations in Eastern Europe (not just Ukraine but elsewhere).  The Russian GDP is much more sensitive to the price of raw materials, especially oil and gas, than America's (or most Western economies, for that matter, though Canada's comes a little bit closer simply because the price of any given unit of raw materials is divided among fewer people for the purposes of the GDP stats).  And military operations can seriously drain GDP when the country maintains a military that stretches the national purse.  Russia's military is a larger percentage of their GDP than ours.  (Another country that suffers from this is Israel, which is one reason Israel really wants any hot war it fights to be a sprint, not a marathon.)

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1080 on: May 17, 2017, 07:00:36 AM »
Russian army invading Europe in Ukraine spotted moving missile system towards battlefront in Donbas. #PutinAtWar  https://t.co/Q96UQg3zFq https://t.co/86GTMYhvr4
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1081 on: May 19, 2017, 12:08:48 PM »
^ Second link broken?

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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1082 on: May 19, 2017, 12:45:36 PM »
^ Second link broken?

Second link in a copy / paste of a tweet is usually a graphic of some kind. So it's not really that important.
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« Reply #1083 on: May 29, 2017, 08:07:42 AM »
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Re: In The World: Russia
« Reply #1084 on: May 29, 2017, 08:49:38 AM »
There are many nations and their leaders who are a bigger "threat" than ISIS
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