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October 2016

31 October 2016

Ex-Russian press minister's 2015 Washington death ruled accidental

The 2015 death in Washington of Mikhail Lesin, a Russian media executive and former adviser to President Vladimir Putin, was accidental and caused partly by alcohol poisoning after days of heavy drinking, US authorities said on Friday.

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28 October 2016

Calling Trump Moscow’s favorite is nonsense created by media – Putin

The idea that Russia has a favorite in the US election was deliberately created by the media, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Moscow is “largely unconcerned” about the outcome of the vote and is ready to work with any future president.

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27 October 2016

“Is that really democracy?”: The Russian state media are telling a very different story about the US elections

It was all Russia could ever hope for. Not only does the US have a major presidential candidate who has praised Vladimir Putin, called for detente with Russia, and criticized NATO, but he’s now been saying about the US exactly what American officials and NGOs have been insisting about Russia for years: Its elections are “rigged.”

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25 October 2016

Why did NatWest issue a threat to Russia's RT news channel?

What was NatWest bank thinking of when it sent a letter to the RT UK news channel saying it was preparing to close its accounts?

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24 October 2016

From the outside looking in: How the international media is reacting to the 2016 election

When Donald Trump repeatedly claims the election is “rigged,” it doesn’t just undermine voter confidence at home. It can also hurt the country’s standing around the world, where people have been closely following the presidential race.

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19 October 2016

US Think Tank Warns of Russian Media's Growing Control

Russian media is facilitating Russia's growing control over the global information flow, a report released Thursday said.

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18 October 2016

RT: NatWest to close Russian channel's UK bank accounts

NatWest bank is to close the accounts of Russia's state-run broadcaster, RT.
Editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!"

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12 October 2016

Russia's top propagandist says US behaviour could have 'nuclear' implications

A Russian news presenter, dubbed the “Kremlin’s chief propagandist”, has warned the United States any “impudent behaviour” towards Moscow could have “nuclear” implications.

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11 October 2016

Russian social media site set up for pets

A popular Russian social media site is launching a platform where pets - or perhaps their owners - can let the world know what's going on in their lives.

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10 October 2016

Putin's Puritan Piety: The Ideological War against the West

Russia is one of the few countries in the Western world in which religion is becoming increasingly important and not less.

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