Tag Archives: Russia

WATCH- Putin SCOLDS Macron: Russia doesn’t want PROTESTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday that Moscow did not want protests like the yellow vest ones that have convulsed France, but that peaceful demonstrations were fine. Gavino Garay explains.

Source: Putin chides Macron: Russia doesn’t want yellow vests


WATCH: Viral Video Shows Russian policeman punching woman during protest, sparks outrage

A video clip of a Russian riot policeman punching a female protester has gone viral, provoking outrage on social networks. Russia’s Interior Ministry has promised that the “guilty will have to face responsibility.”

A video clip of a Russian policeman punching a female protester has provoked outrage in the media and on social networks.

In an interview with the Mediazona website, the woman, Daria Sosnovskaya, said she was dragged away by police for protesting the detention of a man with a disability. In the clip, seen here in a YouTube account belonging to VOA News, an officer is seen punching Sosnovskaya in the stomach as officers dragged her to a police vehicle.

Source: Viral clip of Russian policeman punching woman sparks outrage

ALERT! Smoke from Russian Siberian forest fires traveled across Bering Sea to US, Canada

The smoke from over 400 forest fires in Siberia reached Alaska and portions of the west coast of Canada by July 31, according to NASA.

The Russian regions of Irkutsk, Buryatia, Sakha and Krasnoyarsk have declared states of emergency as the smoke chokes cities downwind, according to the Associated Press. All smoke can be hazardous, especially for the young or elderly.

However, NASA scientists don’t believe the smoke will be traveling low enough in the U.S. to impact air quality.

Source: Smoke from Siberian forest fires traveled across Bering Sea to US, Canada


UPDATE: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police forcibly detained nearly 700 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal.

UPDATE (MOSCOW (AP) — Russian group says at least 600 people arrested at unsanctioned election protest in Moscow.

UPDATE (Telegraph) Police detained more than 300 demonstrators in Moscow on Saturday as Russian opposition supporters took to the streets in defiance of a formidable security presence, in fresh protests calling for fair elections in the capital next month.

UPDATE MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police detained 194 people in central Moscow during an unauthorized opposition protest on Saturday, independent monitoring group OVD-info reported.

(BBC) Russian opposition leader Lyubov Sobol has been detained ahead of an unauthorised protest in Moscow.

Ms Sobol was in a taxi about to set off for the rally when police officers dragged her into a black van, which swiftly sped off.
Protesters are gathering in the Russian capital after authorities disqualified a number of opposition candidates from standing in local elections.

Russian media reported a few dozen arrests across Moscow.

Source: Russia protests: Opposition leader Lyubov Sobol detained

WASTED: Robert Mueller’s Russia probe cost nearly $32 million in total, Justice Department says – Just shy of President Trump’s prediction

The cost of the investigation has been a weapon used by both Trump and Mueller’s supporters in the ongoing political fight over the Russian election meddling probe.

The nearly two-year special counsel investigation of Russian election interference led by Robert Mueller cost nearly $32 million in total, a new filing shows.

The expenditures report, shared with CNBC by the Department of Justice on Friday, covers the final eight months of the probe, in which the special counsel spent about $6.56 million. About $4.12 million of that was spent through the special counsel’s office directly, and $2.44 million came from DOJ components that supported Mueller’s office.

The first 16 months of the probe cost $25.2 million in total.Trump, without providing evidence, has asserted since at least November of last year that the investigation cost more than $40 million.


Source: Robert Mueller’s Russia probe cost nearly $32 million in total, Justice Department says

WATCH: “Moscow Mitch” is Now the Song of the Summer, Thanks to Ben Folds

During a concert in New York City Thursday night, Kesha collaborator Ben Folds debuted the unrivaled song of the summer: “Moscow Mitch”-a nickname given to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell due to his role in blocking election security legislation last week.

Performing on the roof of Pier 17, the former Ben Folds Five frontrunner paused his concert to address the audience: “What I want to do is put a little cool stutter in it, like, you know, ‘My-my-my-my-my-my Sharona.’ So what we’ll do is, we’ll go: Mah-mah-mah-Moscow Mitch. That’s it, okay?” While the song is mostly instrumental—save for two verses of Folds and the crowd yelling, “Mah-mah-mah-Moscow Mitch!” followed by a few laughs from the audience—it’s an undeniable banger.

WATCH: Chef went for drink to wait for delayed flight and ended up on 43-day bender

Thai chef Uthai Waenbarb, 36, was delayed for five days in Russia before a connecting flight home from Budapest.

Uthai Waenbarb was missing for 43 days after going on a drinking binge while waiting for a flight in Moscow. Uthai then hit the airport bars – downing alcohol for several hours before being arrested and kicked out of the airport in Moscow, with a standard 30-day visa.

The chef said he then continued drinking but has little memory of the next couple of weeks, during which he lost his passport, all his belongings and found work as a rubbish collector.

Dishevelled Uthai was finally found on Tuesday in Khimki city, around 27Km from Moscow airport.

Eventually two people saw his plight and took him to the Thai embassy in Moscow, where he is being looked after until he can return home.

Source: Chef went for drink to wait for delayed flight and ended up on 43-day bender

BREAKING: Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks over hacking

A federal judge in frank terms has dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign over hacked DNC emails, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information.

Source: Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks over hacking

Russia Instagram influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova found dead in suitcase in Moscow

The body of Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, was discovered by her parents at her Moscow flat, police say.

A prominent Russian Instagram influencer has been found dead with knife wounds in a suitcase in her rented apartment in Moscow, police say.

Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, was discovered on Friday after her family raised the alarm when she failed to contact them for several days.

Ms Karaglanova, who had more than 85,000 followers on Instagram, had also recently graduated as a doctor.

Police said they were investigating jealousy as a possible motive.

Source: Russia Instagram influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova found dead in suitcase

FIERY SENATE SPEECH: Mitch McConnell defends himself, BLASTS ‘Feckless’ Obama after pundits call him ‘MOSCOW MITCH’ ‘Russian asset’

Speaking on the Senate floor, Mitch McConnell vows not to be intimidated by liars and bullies.

Source: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defends himself from criticism for blocking election security bills