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January 2017

27 January 2017

Top Russian Cyber-Security Agent to Face Treason Charges

A top cyber-security specialist in Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has been arrested on charges of treason, the Kommersant newspaper reported Wednesday.

Sergei Mikhailov, deputy chief at the FSB's Information Security Center (CDC), stands accused of receiving money from “foreign organizations,” Kommersant reported, citing unnamed FSB sources. Mikhailov has been detained in pre-trial detention since December 2016, alongside Ruslan Stoyanov, the head of cyber-crime investigations at Russia's Kaspersky Labs.

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23 January 2017

Russian Media Is Triumphant in Aleppo, As Palmyra Falls

As Moscow achieves heroics in Aleppo, the West sabotages Russia’s diplomatic efforts at the U.N., and actively aides terrorists in Syria and Iraq. Also, everyone except Russia is to blame for the fall of Palmyra.

Russia is the only force that’s fighting the “radicals” in Syria, unlike its Western counterparts, which are paralyzed by inaction and indifference to the suffering of Syrian civilians. Not only that, but the West is even sabotaging Russia’s diplomatic efforts at the U.N., and actively aiding terrorists in Syria and Iraq. Also, everyone except Russia is to blame for the loss of Palmyra. 

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20 January 2017

US Presidential Election: What Is Russian Media Saying on Polling Day?

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov cut a calm figure Tuesday, saying the Kremlin would “follow (the U.S. presidential election) along with other international events,” the state news agency Itar-Tass reported.

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19 January 2017

Putin & Russia ‘hysteria’ help to sell copies of Western media – Spectator editor to RT

The figure of Putin and hysteria about Russia in West are good for business, Freddy Gray, The Spectator deputy editor, said after the UK magazine put the Russian leader and the RT logo on its cover.

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18 January 2017

After Trump Victory, Russia to Reconsider U.S. Coalition in Syria

Russia could enter into an anti-terror coalition with the United States under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, one of Russia's top diplomats has claimed.

Moscow would consider working with the United States in Syria if the new U.S. administration “changes its approach” on key issues, said Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the international affairs committee for Russia's Federation Council.

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16 January 2017

Russia stories debunk Donald Trump’s media-bias whine

Donald Trump has tweeted that the “media pile on against me is the worst in American political history!” This “disgusting” and “dishonest” cabal gins up “false and unsubstantiated charges, and outright lies,” he has also tweeted.

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13 January 2017

Kremlin: Internet Will Have 'No Decisive Role' in Russian Presidential Elections (2)

The Kremlin has dismissed the idea that Russia's 2018 presidential election could be waged online, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.

Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed that presidential hopefuls would take to the streets rather than rely on digital media.

While online media will play a part in the election campaign, it won't have a “decisive role,” Peskov said.

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09 January 2017

Kremlin: Internet Will Have 'No Decisive Role' in Russian Presidential Elections

The Kremlin has dismissed the idea that Russia's 2018 presidential election could be waged online, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.

Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed that presidential hopefuls would take to the streets rather than rely on digital media.

While online media will play a part in the election campaign, it won't have a “decisive role,” Peskov said.

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