Tag Archives: Russia

On This Day — Former FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko Dies (November 23 2006) [UPDATE — ECHR : “Assassination imputable to Russia”]

“The evidence suggests that the only credible explanation is, in one way or another, that the Russian state is involved in Litvinenko’s murder.” Scotland Yard lawyer — Court hearing in London (2015)   November 23 2020 — On November 1st 2006, … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia For Elections Interference (December 29 2016)

“I have issued an executive order that provides additional authority for responding to certain cyber activity that seeks to interfere with or undermine our election processes and institutions, or those of our allies or partners. Using this new authority, I … Continue reading

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New York Times Hiring Moscow Correspondent [UPDATE — How MSM Select Their Foreign Correspondents]

“Nobody reading this could have any doubt about what the editors of the New York Times expect of candidates for this post. Objective, balanced coverage of Russian realities is clearly not a priority. The chosen correspondent is to look at … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko Dies (November 23 2006) [2020]

“The evidence suggests that the only credible explanation is, in one way or another, that the Russian state is involved in Litvinenko’s murder.” Scotland Yard lawyer — Court hearing in London (2015)   November 23 2020 — On November 1st 2006, … Continue reading

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New York Times Hiring Moscow Correspondent [Job description]

“Nobody reading this could have any doubt about what the editors of the New York Times expect of candidates for this post. Objective, balanced coverage of Russian realities is clearly not a priority. The chosen correspondent is to look at … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former Norway Border Inspector Frode Berg Is Released In Spy Swap [November 15 2019]

“The time spent in prison has been a large burden for Frode Berg and his family. We are happy that he can now be reunited with his family.”  Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg November 15 2020 — On November 15 … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — Why the CIA & MI6 Love to Hate Putin [UPDATE — RUMINT : Russian President to step down in January 2021]

“With the majority vote for Brexit against the strong preference of Scotland and Northern Ireland for remain, we have shown ourselves quite capable of inflicting potentially fatal harm to our national stability all by ourselves. Why would we need Russia … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia For Elections Interference (December 29 2016)

“I have issued an executive order that provides additional authority for responding to certain cyber activity that seeks to interfere with or undermine our election processes and institutions, or those of our allies or partners. Using this new authority, I … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko Dies (November 23 2006) [2019]

“The evidence suggests that the only credible explanation is, in one way or another, that the Russian state is involved in Litvinenko’s murder.” Scotland Yard lawyer — Court hearing in London (2015) On November 1st 2006, Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and … Continue reading

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Norway & Russia — Former Border Inspector Behind Bars in Moscow on Charges of Espionage [UPDATE XV : Frode Berg Is Released In Spy Swap]

“Frode must come home, and Norwegian authorities must do what they can to get him out. It is not a good signal when such a positive and distinguished bridge-builder like Frode is arrested, it is not a good sign.” Kirkenes … Continue reading

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