Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Thousands Line Up For Funeral Of Alexei Navalny

Reuters reports: Russians chanted opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s name on Friday as his coffin was carried into a Moscow church surrounded by police for a funeral that only a few people were allowed to attend. Navalny’s allies said they believed the service had got underway soon afterwards but could not be sure because the authorities were blocking mobile phone signals …

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Putin Threatens NATO: I Might Use Nuclear Weapons

Politico Europe reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned NATO against sending its troops to help Ukraine, in an explicit nuclear threat. “There has been talk of sending NATO contingents to Ukraine. But we remember the fate of those who sent contingents [in the past]. Now the consequences for the interventionists will be much more tragic,” Putin said in …

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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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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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Liz Cheney: Trump Will Do What Putin Did To Navalny

“Donald Trump, as you pointed out, said just a few days ago that, he had he had told the NATO ally that he would encourage Putin to do whatever he needed to do whatever he wanted to do. “He basically made clear that, under a Trump administration, the United States is unlikely to keep its NATO commitments. And I think …

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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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Alex Jones: Navalny Was Killed By “Western Agencies”

“There he is serving a multi-decade prison sentence and then magically right after the big Tucker Carlson interview and Russia decisively winning the Ukraine war, this happens. Where is the motive for Putin to have him killed? I’m purely speculating here but how do we know that there wasn’t a bounty on his head by Western intelligence agencies and Russia …

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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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Prominent Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Dies In Prison

The Guardian reports: The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has died in jail, the country’s prison service has said, in what is likely to be seen as a political assassination attributable to Vladimir Putin. Navalny, 47, one of Putin’s most visible and persistent critics, was being held in a jail about 40 miles north of the Arctic Circle where he …

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Haley Rips Trump For “Siding With Putin” Over NATO

Bloomberg News reports: Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said it was a mistake for former President Donald Trump to say he would abandon NATO members to a Russian incursion if the allies failed to meet defense-spending commitments. “Do we want NATO to pay more? Of course we do. But the last thing we’re going to do is side with a …

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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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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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State Dept To Putin: You’re Not Getting Alaska Back

The Hill reports: The State Department brushed off reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering his government to look into the nation’s former “real estate” abroad, saying Alaska would be staying in American hands. Putin signed a new decree last week to allocate funds for the research and registration of Russian property overseas, including that in former territories of the …

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Putin Orders Hunt For Assets Of Former Soviet Union

Bloomberg News reports: Vladimir Putin is going on a property hunt, ordering officials to find Russian assets that once belonged to its former empire or were owned by the Soviet Union. An order from the Russian president published late Thursday allocated funding for a state unit to conduct searches for property abroad and ensure Russia’s ownership rights are registered. The …

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Russian Lawmaker Dies In Mysterious Fall From Window

The Daily Beast reports: A Russian lawmaker from Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party has been found dead under mysterious circumstances at the age of 46. Russian state media confirmed his death. Vladimir Yegorov, a deputy of the Tobolsk City Duma in the Tyumen region, was found lifeless Wednesday in a courtyard in Tobolsk, according to Baza. Bizarrely, Baza reported that …

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Putin Vowed To Continue Ukraine War For Five Years

Nikkei Asia reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that Russia “will fight for [at least] five years” in Ukraine, sources have revealed. This was apparently Putin’s way of summarizing a situation that at the time was not favorable to Russia and assuring Xi that Russia would emerge victorious in the end. The likely implication was …

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