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Biden Imposes Over 500 New Sanctions On Russia

Via press release from the White House: Today, I am announcing more than 500 new sanctions against Russia for its ongoing war of conquest on Ukraine and for the death of Aleksey Navalny, who was a courageous anti-corruption activist and Putin’s fiercest opposition leader. These sanctions will target individuals connected to Navalny’s imprisonment as well as Russia’s financial sector, defense …

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Jailed FBI Informant: Russian Spies Fed Me Biden Dirt

The New York Times reports: A former F.B.I. informant accused of making false bribery claims about President Biden and his son Hunter — which were widely publicized by Republicans — claimed to have been fed information by Russian intelligence, according to a court filing on Tuesday. In the memo, prosecutors portrayed the former informant, Alexander Smirnov, 43, as a serial …

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Moscow Police Investigate “My Little Pony” Convention

The Associated Press reports: Police in Moscow were called to investigate alleged LGBTQ+ propaganda at a fan event dedicated to the cartoon series “My Little Pony,” organizers said Sunday. The Mi Amore convention was closed by organizers early Saturday after officers arrived at the venue in the Russian capital, despite police being unable to find evidence of illegal activity. “The …

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US To Impose New Sanctions On Russia Over Navalny

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden has directed his administration to impose major sanctions to hold Russia accountable for the death last week of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters Tuesday that the sanctions package, which comes ahead of the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, will be announced on Friday. Kirby …

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Canada Christian Family Emigrates To Russia To Escape “Woke LGBTQ Ideology” And Learns Things Suck There

The Daily Kos reports: The patriarch of a right-wing Canadian family of 11 had just about enough of gay people in his country. “We didn’t feel safe for our children there in the future anymore,” father Arend Feenstra told Russian media. “There’s a lot of left-wing ideology, LGBTQ, trans, just a lot of things that we don’t agree with that …

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Twitter Suspends Account Of Alexei Navalny’s Widow

Sky News reports: X has suspended the account of Alexei’s Navalny’s widow. It is unclear why the social network, formerly Twitter, has suspended Yulia Navalnaya’s account. Earlier today on X, Ms Navalnaya urged the Kremlin to “give back Alexei’s body and let him be buried with dignity”. She also said she “did not care how the killer’s press secretary comments …

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Navalny’s Widow Vows To Continue His Fight [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The widow of Aleksei A. Navalny said on Monday that she would carry on her husband’s work to challenge President Vladimir V. Putin’s autocratic rule, presenting herself for the first time as a political force and calling on his followers to rally alongside her. She said she was appearing on her husband’s YouTube channel for …

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Hundreds Arrested While Mourning Aleksei Navalny

The New York Times reports: For the second day in a row, mourners walked purposefully along Moscow’s snow-heaped Garden Ring on Saturday carrying bouquets to lay at one of the improvised memorials to Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition figure who perished in a prison colony the day before. The flowers, wrapped in paper to shield them from the icy …

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Tucker Carlson: “Leadership Requires Killing People”

“I didn’t talk about the things that every other American media outlet talks about. Because those are covered and because I have spent my life talking to people who run countries – in various countries – and have concluded the following: that every leader kills people, including my leader. “Every leader kills people, some kill more than others. Leadership requires …

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Biden Holds Putin Responsible For Death Of Navalny

CBS News reports: President Joe Biden said Friday he was “outraged” but “not surprised” by the news of the reported death of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. “Make no mistake, Putin is responsible for Navalny’s death,” Mr. Biden said in remarks at the White House Friday afternoon, and he said it was “more proof of Putin’s brutality.” He accused Russian …

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Pentagon: 315,000 Russians Killed Or Wounded In War

The Hill reports: Russia has suffered more than 300,000 casualties in the war in Ukraine, according to the latest U.S. estimate, and has also lost 20 medium-to-large ships in the Black Sea. Laura Cooper, the Pentagon’s deputy secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, said 315,000 Russian soldiers have died or been wounded in the fighting so far. In …

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Right Wingers Trash Carlson’s Praise Of Moscow Store

Mediaite reports: On Wednesday, Tucker Carlson dropped two short videos of him evaluating a subway station and grocery store in the Russian capital. “You know Russia is famous for its bread,” asserted Carlson, before stating that “it’s fresh, too” while in the latter. A few moments later he exclaimed, “Look at that!” and then proceeded to groan, sniff another loaf …

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GOP Rep Warns Of “Serious Security Threat” By Russia

NBC News reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner, R-Ohio, released an unusual statement Wednesday warning of a “serious national security threat” without providing additional details, pre-empting what the White House said was a planned briefing for congressional leaders. Four sources with knowledge of the issue said the threat is a Russian military capability. Turner, in his statement, did not …

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Carlson: Moscow Is Much Nicer Than Any American City

“It is so much nicer than any city in my country. I had no idea. My father spent a lot of time there in the ’80s when he worked for the U.S. government and they barely had electricity. And now it is so much cleaner and safer and prettier, aesthetically, its architecture, its food, its service, than any city in …

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Anti-War Candidate Banned From Challenging Putin

Reuters reports: Russia’s registration of candidates for the March presidential election has closed, TASS reported on Sunday, with a list including President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to win, and three politicians who all support Moscow’s war in Ukraine. The list did not include the Russian anti-war candidate Boris Nadezhdin after the Central Election Commission (CEC) barred him on Thursday …

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Boris Johnson: Tucker Carlson’s Vladimir Putin Interview Was “A Display Of Bum-Sucking Servility To A Tyrant”

The Hill reports: Boris Johnson, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, called out conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Around the world, people are watching that ludicrous interview with Vladimir Putin conducted by Tucker Carlson and we must not fall for this tissue of lies above all for the notion that Putin is somehow …

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Tucker Carlson Nods Along As Putin Claims Poland “Forced Hitler” To Invade Them And Begin World War 2

Al Jazeera reports: Carlson did not even try to refute Putin’s outlandish and ungrounded claims. One was Putin’s belief that elected leaders do not run the United States. “So, twice you’ve described US presidents making decisions and then being undercut by their agency heads. So, it sounds like you’re describing a system that’s not run by the people who are …

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Carlson Could Face EU Sanctions For Putin Interview

Newsweek reports: Tucker Carlson’s work in Russia could see the former Fox News host in hot water with the EU, Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister and current member of the European Parliament, told Newsweek. The lawmaker—who has called for the EU to explore imposing a “travel ban” on Carlson—described Carlson as “a mouthpiece” of former President Donald Trump …

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Russia Hails Musk’s Defense Of Carlson’s Putin Interview

Mediaite reports: A media outlet run by the Russian government delighted in billionaire Elon Musk’s vulgar defense of Tucker Carlson’s upcoming interview with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday after Musk criticized American journalists for “giving a blowjob” to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Musk’s reply caught the attention of the propagandists at RT, which is funded and controlled by the Russian government. …

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Kremlin Confirms: Tucker Carlson Has Interviewed Putin

The New York Times reports: Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host, has interviewed President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, a sign that the Russian leader is seeking to make a direct appeal to American conservatives as U.S. aid to Ukraine hangs in the balance. Mr. Putin’s government has drastically reduced the ability of Western …

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