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Kremlin Rounds Up Ukrainian Men To Fight Ukrainians

The New York Times reports: As military officers across Russia race to enlist hundreds of thousands of men to fight in Ukraine, the Kremlin is also looking to bolster its flagging recruitment efforts by dragooning Ukrainians in occupied territories to fight against their own nation. In two regions, Kherson and Zaporizka, the Russian occupiers are beginning to round up men …

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Moscow Aviation Official Dies After “Falling Down Stairs”

Yahoo News reports: The former head of a Kremlin-linked engineering institute died Wednesday in an apparent accident, according to CNN — adding to the long list of Russian CEOs and officials who have met a mysterious end this year. Russian news outlet Izvestia reported that Anatoly Gerashchenko “fell from a great height” down numerous flights of stairs inside the Moscow …

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Kremlin Envoy Resigns Over War And Leaves Russia

Reuters reports: A veteran envoy of President Vladimir Putin has resigned over the Ukraine war and left Russia with no intention to return, two sources said on Wednesday, the first senior official to break with the Kremlin since Putin launched his invasion a month ago. The Kremlin confirmed that Anatoly Chubais had resigned of his own accord. Chubais was one …

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Kremlin Spox Refuses To Rule Out Using Nukes [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chief spokesman has conceded that Russia has yet to achieve any of its military goals in Ukraine and refused to deny that Moscow could resort to the use of nuclear weapons. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday, Dmitry Peskov repeatedly refused to rule out that Russia would consider using nuclear weapons …

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Kremlin Denies Planning Cyber Attacks On US Firms

NBC News reports: The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected U.S. warnings that it may be preparing to conduct cyberattacks in response to Western sanctions, and said it did not engage in “banditry.” U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday told businesses to do more to protect themselves against possible cyberattacks by Russia, warning there was “evolving intelligence” that Moscow was exploring options …

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Kremlin Promotes Fox Host’s Batshit “Occult” Claims

Mediaite reports: Twitter accounts associated with the Kremlin are using sidelined Fox Nation host Lara Logan to portray Ukrainian soldiers as Nazis and occultists. On far-right platform Real America’s Voice last week, Logan said she did not “buy” reporting which shows Russia has inflicted widespread devastation on Ukraine since its invasion of the country. On Sunday morning, Russian Twitter accounts …

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Russia Threatens To Arrest Western Business Execs

The Daily Beast reports: Russian prosecutors have issued a stern warning for Western businesses in the country—corporations that leave may be forced to forfeit their remaining assets and businesses who stay can’t criticize the Russian government. The warning claims corporate leaders who do speak out against the government could be arrested. The Wall Street Journal reports that businesses like McDonald’s, …

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Tulsi Gabbard Spreads Kremlin Lies About Bioweapons

Forbes reports: Tulsi Gabbard shared false information Sunday about U.S. involvement in Ukraine biological laboratories Sunday, giving credence to an unfounded Russian-backed conspiracy theory the U.S. has warned could serve as justification for Russia to use biological and chemical weapons against Ukraine. In a two-minute video posted to her Twitter Sunday morning, Gabbard said there are 25 to 30 American-funded …

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Kremlin Memo: “Essential” To Feature Tucker Carlson

Mother Jones reports: On March 3, as Russian military forces bombed Ukrainian cities as part of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of his neighbor, the Kremlin sent out talking points to state-friendly media outlets with a request: Use more Tucker Carlson. “It is essential to use as much as possible fragments of broadcasts of the popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson, …

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Cultists Spread Kremlin Lies About Bioweapons

The Associated Press reports: Russia’s baseless claims about secret American biological warfare labs in Ukraine are taking root in the U.S. too, uniting COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, QAnon adherents and some supporters of ex-President Donald Trump. Despite rebuttals from independent scientists, Ukrainian leaders and officials at the White House and Pentagon, the online popularity of the claims suggests some Americans are …

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Kremlin: US Has Declared “Economic War” On Russia

Reuters reports: The Kremlin accused the United States on Wednesday of declaring an economic war on Russia that was sowing mayhem through energy markets and put the United States on notice that it was thinking carefully how to respond to a ban on Russian oil and energy. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov cast the West’s sanctions as “hostile bacchanalia” which had …

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Russia Announces Evacuation Routes…..To Russia

The Washington Post reports: Moscow’s proposed evacuation routes to Russia and Belarus are “unacceptable,” Ukraine said, insisting that civilians fleeing battle zones should be allowed to reach western Ukraine or European Union countries. Russia announced six evacuation routes from several Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv, and hard-hit Kharkiv and Mariupol — four leading to either Russia or its ally, …

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YouTube Geoblocks Russian Channels Across Europe

TechCrunch reports: Google has just announced that YouTube will geoblock the Kremlin-affiliated media outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik in Europe, following pressure from regional lawmakers to choke off Russian war propaganda. YouTube hosts thousands of videos by the two Russian state-affiliated media firms and RT’s own channel marketing claims it’s “the most watched news network on YouTube.” Yesterday Facebook, …

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Kremlin: Russia To Recognize Breakaway Ukraine Areas

The New York Times reports: The Kremlin said Monday that President Vladimir V. Putin would recognize the independence of two territories in Ukraine controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, further escalating tensions in what Western nations fear could lead to one of the biggest conflicts in Europe since World War II. The announcement was made by the Kremlin in a statement summarizing …

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Kremlin Threatens To Block YouTube After Two State Media Channels Get Deleted For Pushing COVID Lies

Reuters reports: Russia has threatened to ban YouTube and block German news media websites after the American site removed two online channels run by RT, the Kremlin-funded television station. YouTube said that it had deleted RT’s German-language channels, RT DE and Der Fehlende Part, for repeated breaches of its policies on spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The decision provoked a …

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Kremlin Employs “Clone” Candidates To Squash Critics

Politico Europe reports: Boris Vishnevsky has been in politics for some 30 years. In that time, he thinks he’s participated in at least that many electoral campaigns. So when Vishnevsky — a central opposition figure in St. Petersburg fighting pro-Kremlin candidates — started campaigning for this year’s legislative elections, he wasn’t expecting any surprises. Then he saw a voting poster …

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Putin: “Several Dozen” In My Entourage Have COVID

The Moscow Times reports: Dozens of people in Vladimir Putin’s entourage have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Russian leader said Thursday, as his country struggles with high infection rates and a vaccine-skeptic population. Earlier this week, 68-year-old Putin canceled all in-person events and said he was self-isolating after announcing an outbreak in the Kremlin. “Cases of the coronavirus were …

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Russian Troll Farms Target Western Comments Sections

The BBC reports: A major operation to influence public opinion saw comments posted on Western media articles in support of Russian interests, according to new research. Cardiff University’s Crime and Security Research Institute found 32 prominent media websites across 16 countries were targeted including Mail Online, the Express and the Times. The comments were fed back into Russian-language media outlets …

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Leaked Kremlin Docs Show Operation To Back Trump

The Guardian reports: Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents. The key meeting took place on 22 January 2016, the papers suggest, with the Russian president, …

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Kremlin Blames Anti-Vaxxers For Record Moscow Cases

Reuters reports: The Kremlin on Friday blamed a surge in COVID-19 cases on reluctance to have vaccinations and “nihilism” after a record 9,056 new infections in Moscow, mostly with the new Delta variant, fanned fears of a third wave. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin extended restrictions he had imposed this month, which include a ban on events with more than 1,000 …

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