Russia – Internet

  2018 During the Cold War, the KGB was scared that means of communication would be in the hands of the ordinary Soviet people. The FSB still distrusts the citizen. However, unlike the KGB, the FSB does not try to stop modern ICT but to use it: to keep the opposition under control in its own country… Continue reading Russia – Internet

Putin: ‘State Of The Nation’

  February 2019 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, citizens of Russia,   Today’s Address is primarily devoted to matters of domestic social and economic development. I would like to focus on the objectives set forth in the May 2018 Executive Order and detailed in the national projects. Their content… Continue reading Putin: ‘State Of The Nation’

Russia – Moscow (protests) July 2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin’s tight grip on power. * Euronews correspondent Galina Polonskaya takes us to the heart of a demonstration in Moscow today calling for… Continue reading Russia – Moscow (protests) July 2019

G20 Summit – Japan – Ramaphosa

  The G20 is a forum that is used to discuss policies surrounding international financial stability. The forum was originally formed in 1999. The G20 is made up of a group of nations with the most advanced and emergency economies in the world. These countries make up about 85% of global GDP, over 75% of… Continue reading G20 Summit – Japan – Ramaphosa

Crimea – Russia – old documentation

Crimea was part of Russia from 1783, when the Tsarist Empire annexed it a decade after defeating Ottoman forces in the Battle of Kozludzha, until 1954, when the Soviet government transferred Crimea from the Russian Soviet Federation of Socialist Republics (RSFSR) to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkrSSR). The transfer was announced in the Soviet… Continue reading Crimea – Russia – old documentation

Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin (Russia)

  Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch nicknamed "Putin's chef" because of his closeness to the Russian president and his career in the food and restaurant industry. He caters Vladimir Putin's "state dinners with foreign dignitaries" and provides meals for both Russian schools and the military. Prigozhin is one of 13 individuals named in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment made… Continue reading Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin (Russia)

Russia and Africa

11 June 2019 - Luke Harding and Jason Burke Russia is seeking to bolster its presence in at least 13 countries across Africa by building relations with existing rulers, striking military deals, and grooming a new generation of “leaders” and undercover “agents”, leaked documents reveal.    The mission to increase Russian influence on the continent is being led by Yevgeny… Continue reading Russia and Africa