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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The issue of Crimea is closed exclusively in the minds of the residents of the Kremlin

The question of returning Crimea will be open to Ukraine until the peninsula returns to the status it had before February 2014.This was stated at a briefing by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.“The issue of Crimea is closed exclusively in the minds of the residents of the Kremlin. For the rest of the world and […]

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Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny has been discharged from the Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what Germany has said is a case of poisoning with a nerve agent from the Soviet-era Novichok group. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the Charite hospital said in a […]

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101 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia and occupied Crimea

Human rights activists report that 101 Ukrainian political prisoners are being currently held in Russia and the occupied Crimea.“From March 17 to August 31, 2020, the ‘courts of the first instance’ delivered 96 judgments to detain or to extend detention during the pre-trial investigation of 60 people within the politically motivated prosecution of Crimean residents. […]

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Level of confidence in Putin in Russia fell to historical minimum

Russia’s level of confidence in President Putin fell. The survey participants were asked to name 5-6 politicians whom they most trust – with no answer options. Only a quarter of respondents this time named Vladimir Putin. As correspondents noted, the president of Russia did not fulfill his promises to improve the standard of living of […]

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Russia created 260 fakes about the MH17 crash

Russian propaganda has launched 260 different fakes about the terrorist attack since the Russian military shot down MH17 flight. Such data were published by European analysts on the EUvsDisinfo website. “For six years, a continuous pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign aimed at concealing the Kremlin’s responsibility for this tragedy has been conducted. However, as more and more […]

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Caucasus-2020: Preparation for a new aggression?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a snap “combat readiness check” involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure security in Russia’s southwest, where he sees a “serious threat” from terrorism. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on July 17 that the “check” had already begun and will test the readiness […]

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Kremlin always denies its guilt

In Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin, lying — willfully, methodically, shamelessly — is the default response to any accusations of wrongdoing. Russia did not meddle in American elections. Accusations of systematic Olympic doping are malicious foreign inventions. The Novichok nerve agent killers in Salisbury, were there only to admire the cathedral’s spire. Russia has nothing to do […]

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Lithuania bans Russian television channel RT

Lithuania’s media watchdog has banned RT due its connection with Dmitry Kiselev, a Russian national who is under EU sanctions for his role in promoting Kremlin’s propaganda during the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. The ban includes five different RT channels: RT, RT HD, RT Spanish, RT Documentary and RT Documentary HD. The move […]

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