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Hackers linked to Russian government targeted Swiss chemical weapons experts

The Swiss Spiez Laboratory, which specializes in the prevention of chemical, biological and atomic warfare, was apparently attacked by a group of hackers linked to Russia’s secret service. The canton of Bern-based laboratory was apparently targeted for its role in the investigation into the Skripals’ poisoning in the UK. The former Russian double agent Sergei […]

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Why Russia liquidated most of its holdings in U.S. Treasury securities before the Helsinki summit | Julia Davis News

Why Russia liquidated most of its holdings in U.S. Treasury securities before the Helsinki summit | Julia Davis News

Julia Davis In a move labeled “unprecedented” by experts, during the run up to the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, the Russian government has sold off the vast majority of its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities. Contrary to Trump’s hope of establishing “an extraordinary relationship” with Putin and “getting along with Russia,” the Kremlin and its talking […]

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Russian Jamming Poses a Growing Threat to U.S. Troops in Syria

Russian Jamming Poses a Growing Threat to U.S. Troops in Syria

Lara Seligman, excerpts: American troops deployed in Syria are increasingly having to defend themselves against Russian jamming devices—electronic attacks with potentially lethal consequences, according to U.S. military officials and analysts. Officers who have experienced the jamming—known as electronic warfare—say it’s no less dangerous than conventional attacks with bombs and artillery. But they also say it’s […]

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The Russian Military: ‘friendly and open’ or aggressive and dangerous – the evidence

The Russian Military: ‘friendly and open’ or aggressive and dangerous – the evidence

Stopfake In reality, the Russian military stands accused of war crimes in Russia’s own North Caucasus region and in Syria; of provocative, aggressive and dangerous behavior in international airspace and waters; of brutal covert operations around the world, including shooting down the Malaysian passenger jet MH-17, which killed 268 people; the aggressive online operations of […]

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How Russia Persecutes Its Dissidents Using U.S. Courts

How Russia Persecutes Its Dissidents Using U.S. Courts

Natasha Bertrand …Russia’s requests to Interpol for Red Notices—the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant—against Kremlin opponents are being met with increasing deference by the Department of Homeland Security. …“There is a disconnect between our decision to not have an extradition treaty with Russia and the decision to allow Russia to circumvent the extradition […]

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Figure of the Week: $400 Million

Figure of the Week: $400 Million

The figure was quoted by Russian President Vladimir Putin himself at a news conference on 16 July following his meeting with Donald Trump in Helsinki By EU vs Disinfo Last week, a series of articles was published in the U.S. media relating to a $400-million donation allegedly made by U.S.-born financier Bill Browder to Hillary […]

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CEPA | Shoigu Looks North

CEPA | Shoigu Looks North

Edward Lucas Russian defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, made a tendentious speech on 24 July berating Sweden and Finland for their supposedly provocative and aggressive defense policies. …None of this is actually Russia’s business. Nor, as it happens, is it true. …Bullying the Baltic states—which the Kremlin views as renegade provinces, not proper countries—goes down badly […]

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The past week in Russian military sabre-rattling displays: 
– Russia's navy parade: Big show but how…

The past week in Russian military sabre-rattling displays: – Russia's navy parade: Big show but how…

The past week in Russian military sabre-rattling displays: – Russia’s navy parade: Big show but how much substance? https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/29/europe/russia-navy-parade-intl/index.html – Russia holds ‘tank biathlon’ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/29/russia-holds-tank-biathlon-international-army-games/ Read more: The past week in Russian military sabre-rattling displays: – Russia's navy parade: Big show but how…

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