Category: russia

Russia: Putin Approves Coronavirus Vaccine, Claims Daughter Took It
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Russia: Putin Approves Coronavirus Vaccine, Claims Daughter Took It

President Vladimir Putin claimed on Tuesday that he approved Russia’s experimental Chinese coronavirus vaccine and the nation was readying mass distribution, alleging that his daughter was one of the test subjects and is feeling well since taking it. An official claimed that the vaccine still needed to clear Phase Three testing, however, which would place…

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Iran, China, Russia, to Join for Gulf of Oman Naval Drills
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Iran, China, Russia, to Join for Gulf of Oman Naval Drills

(AFP) — China, Russia and Iran will hold joint naval drills starting Friday in the Gulf of Oman, Beijing said, at a time of heightened tensions since the US withdrew from a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran. Set to take place from December 27 to 30, the military exercises aim to “deepen exchange and cooperation…

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Russia starts testing its own internal internet
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Russia starts testing its own internal internet

Russia has begun testing a national internet system that would function as an alternative to the broader web, according to local news reports. Exactly what stage the country has reached is unclear, but certainly the goal of a resilient — and perhaps more easily controlled — internet is being pursued. The internet, of course, is…

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Russia Jails Six Jehovah’s Witnesses in Latest Anti-Christian Crackdown
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Russia Jails Six Jehovah’s Witnesses in Latest Anti-Christian Crackdown

The Russian government has stepped up its crackdown against Jehovah’s Witnesses, jailing six followers of the Christian denomination on Thursday for “extremism.” A regional court in the southwestern city of Saratov jailed the six men for up to three and a half years, court spokeswoman Olga Pirueva confirmed on Friday. “Yes they were convicted,” the spokeswoman,…

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Report: Russia Penetrated FBI Communications Throughout the Obama Years
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Report: Russia Penetrated FBI Communications Throughout the Obama Years

A report published by Yahoo News on Monday described a “brazen Russian counterintelligence operation that stretched from the Bay Area to the heart of the nation’s capital” during the presidency of Barack Obama. The operation penetrated FBI communications to a “stunning” degree, according to officials quoted in the story, but was misunderstood and downplayed by…

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