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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/RUSSIA : PM Ngrebada flies in style aboard Prigozhin's jet

June 10, 2021
In early June, the Central African prime minister Firmin Ngrebada, a stalwart of cooperation with Moscow since 2018, boarded the Source link

RUSSIA/GUINEA : Alpha Condé's team to woo Russian infrastructure companies in Saint Petersburg

June 3, 2021
Guinean president Alpha Condé flew a delegation to Saint Petersburg to attend the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) from 2-5 June. Source link

NORTH AFRICA/WEST AFRICA/RUSSIA : Moscow struggles to meet Sputnik V delivery deadlines in Africa

April 13, 2021
Russia is struggling to meet delivery deadlines for its Sputnik V vaccines, with several African capitals still waiting for their first doses. Source link

COVID, Russia and Biden’s High Approval Rating – BillMoyers.com

March 3, 2021
Reality Check: COVID, Russia and Biden’s High Approval Rating BOZEMAN, MT – OCTOBER 02: People participate in a protest against wearing face masks outside the Gallatin County Public Health office on October 2, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. Overnight, it was reported that President Donald Trump along with first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

Ex-Army Green Beret pleads guilty to Russia espionage charge

November 18, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty Wednesday to divulging military secrets to Russia about his Special Forces unit’s activities in former Soviet republics. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to a charge under the federal Espionage Act at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He

Iran and Russia Seek to Influence Election in Final Days, U.S. Officials Warn

October 22, 2020
“But they have gone from propaganda to deliberate interference in this election,” John Hultquist, the senior director of FireEye, a Silicon Valley security firm, said after Wednesday’s announcement.“Their focus here is to prey on existing fears that election infrastructure will be subverted and hacked, as well as fears of voter intimidation,” he said.Iran may not

Rachel Maddow Warns That Russia’s Election Attacks Are Worse Than 2016

September 11, 2020
Rachel Maddow sounded the alarm about Russian involvement in this year’s presidential election, warning that the attacks could be worse than four years ago, particularly since the Trump administration is in charge. “Here we go again, right?” the MSNBC host said. “And this time, instead of the Obama administration being in charge … it’s the

China, Iran favor Biden, Russia favors Trump

August 7, 2020
The Trump administration’s top counterintelligence official warned Friday that China and Iran are trying to help Joe Biden defeat President Trump, but that Russia appears to be opposing the presumptive Democratic nominee. National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina issued the unusual assessment after Senate Democrats clamored for more awareness of foreign interventions. Evanina

Barr Defends Protest Response and Criticizes Russia Inquiry Ahead of Testimony

July 28, 2020
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr defended the federal response to the protests and unrest around the nation in recent weeks, declaring in comments released late Monday that the rule of law must be upheld as “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests to wreak senseless havoc and destruction” in places like Portland,

How Russia Meddles Abroad for Profit: Cash, Trolls and a Cult Leader

December 9, 2019
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — The Russians were hard to miss. They appeared suddenly last year in Madagascar’s traffic-snarled capital, carrying backpacks stuffed with cash and campaign swag decorated with the name of Madagascar’s president.It was one of Russia’s most overt attempts at election interference to date. Working from their headquarters in a resort hotel, the Russians…

30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia Is Only Pretending to Be a Major Power

November 26, 2019
Vladimir Yakunin, the former Russian Railways boss and KGB spy, leaned forward to describe the way the world is going. It was the middle of October, and he had just convened an annual gathering of statesmen from countries that are, as a rule, sympathetic to the Kremlin. Held each fall on the Greek island of…