Tag: Moscow theater hostage crisis

Russia, MH17 and the West. A web of lies

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IN 1991, when Soviet Communism collapsed, it seemed as if the Russian people might at last have the chance to become citizens of a normal Western democracy. Vladimir Putin’s disastrous contribution to Russia’s history has been to set his country

America’s Most Famous Whistleblower Is Trying to Come Back to the U.S.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden turned heads when he decided to seek asylum in Russia — and now he might be rethinking that choice. According to Snowden’s lawyer in Germany, Wolfgang Kaleck, there are ongoing negotiations with the U.S. government for Snowden

Putin on Snowden: “I don’t know how he is going to live. I’m saying this without any jokes or irony”

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Putin on Snowden during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum: Vladimir Putin said that he had no idea about how the fate of Edward Snowden may evolve. He assured that the ex-CIA officer had not told anything to Russian security services.

Inside Putin’s East European Spy Campaign

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On Sept. 8, 2012, the Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky participated in the opening of a Russian nationalist organization called the Izborsky Club in the monastery town of Pskov, just across the border from Estonia. His speech itself was

Putin calls internet a ‘CIA project’ renewing fears of web breakup

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Vladimir Putin gave his clearest signal yet that he aims to break up the global nature of the internet when he branded the network a "CIA project" on Thursday. The Russian president told a media conference in St Petersburg that

Snowden calls Putin to talk NSA

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Edward Snowden called into a Russian state television program on Thursday and asked President Vladimir Putin about whether Moscow has surveillance programs similar to those exposed by the former government contractor. The exchange between Putin and Snowden appeared to be

Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

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Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass.

Ex- CIA Chief: Why We Keep Getting Putin Wrong

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The last time Russian troops invaded one of its neighbors, the U.S. intelligence community was also caught off guard. The year was 2008 and the country was Georgia instead of the Ukraine. And just as in 2014, back then there

After Boston Bombings, Putin Calls for US-Russia Intelligence Sharing

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has often complained that he battles alone against terrorism by Islamic extremists. Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Washington and Moscow Thursday to share security information to fight terrorism. Putin said the need for

Former British Official: Britain Attempted Spy Plot in Russia

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A former top British official has admitted for the first time that Britain spied on Russia using electronic equipment inside a phony rock. Jonathan Powell told the BBC that British spies were clearly responsible for the espionage attempt in Moscow