Vladimir Putin’s system is steeped in falsehoods

Russia’s covid-19 outbreak is far worse than the Kremlin admits. The number of medical workers getting sick, and dying, is growing. Among countries where we have found national data on excess deaths, the biggest difference from official statistics has been in Russia—which recorded about 83,000 more fatalities than usual between April and July, compared with […]

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Ukraine and Iran begin the second stage of negotiations on the UIA plane crash

In Tehran, negotiations have begun on the downed Ukrainian plane. This is the second stage of negotiations between Ukraine and Iran. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The parties will discuss the further course of the investigation and other important aspects – aviation, military, criminal cooperation, […]

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Russians spread fake news over Oxford coronavirus vaccine

A Russian disinformation campaign designed to undermine and spread fear about the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine has been exposed by a Times investigation. The Times published a report on Friday outlining a supposed Russian disinformation campaign “designed to undermine and spread fear about the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine.” The campaign involves spreading memes and videos suggesting the vaccine, manufactured […]

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Russian warplane said to come dangerously close to Israir flight

A Russian fighter jet reportedly came with a mile of an Israeli passenger aircraft before being warned off by Cypriot air controllers, reports the Times of Israel. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon when the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 approached and flew alongside an Israir Airbus A320 flying from the Greek island of Rhodes to Tel Aviv. […]

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