Category: Russian

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allegedly Poisoned
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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allegedly Poisoned

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been frequently arrested and legally harassed for his unrelenting criticism of President Vladimir Putin, became seriously ill while flying from Siberia to moscow on Thursday and was placed on a ventilator. Navalny spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh claimed he has been poisoned. “We assume that Alexei was poisoned with something…

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Russian cyberops are targeting COVID-19 vaccine R&D, intelligence agencies warn
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Russian cyberops are targeting COVID-19 vaccine R&D, intelligence agencies warn

Western intelligence agencies say they’ve found evidence that Russian cyber espionage is targeting efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine in a number of countries. In an advisory report, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the Russia-linked cyber espionage group commonly known as ‘APT29’ — which is also sometimes referred to as ‘the Dukes’…

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Russian Disinformation in Steele Dossier Fueled Collusion Probe
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Russian Disinformation in Steele Dossier Fueled Collusion Probe

The FBI heavily relied on a Democrat-funded dossier by former British spy Christopher Steele to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, even after learning that the document likely contained Russian disinformation, evidence declassified this week revealed. On Wednesday, Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI) released newly declassified footnotes from the December 2019…

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Russian trolls are outsourcing to Africa to stoke US racial tensions
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Russian trolls are outsourcing to Africa to stoke US racial tensions

With tech companies wise to many of the tactics that Russia’s now-infamous troll farms used to seed disinformation during the 2016 election, those campaigns are getting creative. According to a pair of reports out from Facebook and Twitter, a disinformation campaign run by individuals with links to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) is back and…

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Russian Pranksters Say Bernie Sanders Fell for Wild ‘Greta’ Call
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Russian Pranksters Say Bernie Sanders Fell for Wild ‘Greta’ Call

A pair of Russian YouTubers claim that they have nabbed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in another prank call from a pair posing as Greta Thunberg and her father, according to their latest video. The video opens with an individual who sounds like and identifies himself as Sanders, one of the frontrunners in the Democrats’ presidential…

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Russian Official to Challenge China’s Bitcoin Mining Supremacy
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Russian Official to Challenge China’s Bitcoin Mining Supremacy

A Russian company has decided to turn an aluminum plant into a crypto mining facility. The facility plans to take on China’s supremacy in bitcoin mining. If bitcoin manages to trade around $9,160, the Russian company estimates profits of up to $99 million per month. The cryptocurrency industry is having an exciting month as governments…

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