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Moscow Police Forcibly Disperse Protesters at FSB Headquarters

Moscow Police Forcibly Disperse Protesters at FSB Headquarters

A clip of police violence outside of FSB headquarters in Moscow. (YouTube) The Russian security services that protect the regime of President Vladmir Putin have little tolereance for dissent. At a demonstration against political repressions on March 14, Moscow police arrested nearly 50 protesters. Trying to navigate Russia’s strict rules on public assemblies, the activists...

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Maxim Yakubets, Russia’s Top Hacker, Has Ties to Russia’s FSB

Maxim Yakubets, Russia’s Top Hacker, Has Ties to Russia’s FSB

This story comes, not from Western intelligence agencies (which have a vested interest in elevating the threat of Russia) but from the independent Russian media, which has a vested interest in exposing how the country’s opaque authoritarian regime functions. Here investigative journalist Liliya Yapparova from Meduza explores the hacking collective known as Evil Corp and...

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Let’s Compare U.S  and Russian Conspiracy Theories 

Let’s Compare U.S  and Russian Conspiracy Theories 

Meduza, the independent Russian news site, has an interesting podcast, Naked Pravda, comparing the conspiracy theories that circulate in each country. They’re talking about each other again in Moscow and Washington, often spinning stories that aren’t exactly rooted in facts. Whether it’s Russiagate in the United States or color revolution in Russia and countries across...

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Russian Hacker Indicted by Mueller Denies All in Curious BBC Interview

Russian Hacker Indicted by Mueller Denies All in Curious BBC Interview

Sergey Polozov, a 31-year-old Web designer, is one of 13 Russians indicted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller in Feb. 2018, for fraudulent activities related to U.S. accounts. In a new interview with BBC Russia, Polozov dismissed the charges, saying his work for the Internet Research Association “was never in English and never had any apparent...