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Was Putin’s Former Girlfriend a RAW Agent?

Was Putin’s Former Girlfriend a RAW Agent?

Yatish Yadav, author of a book on Indian intelligence service, the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), says India wanted intelligence on Russian intentions. The Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) might have recruited the younger brother of former Soviet Union Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze and an alleged girlfriend of Vladimir Putin, according to...

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Putin’s Mercenaries Use Syria as a Training Ground and Revenue Stream

Putin’s Mercenaries Use Syria as a Training Ground and Revenue Stream

The consistently excellent Lobelog describes how Vladimir Putin is using the the Russian private military company, Wagner, for deniable and lucrative military operations in the Middle East and Africa. The story, by Nicolai Due-Gundersen does not mention the CEO of Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, but does demonstrate that Wagner is a tool of Putin’s statecraft. Prigozhin...

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Russia Tweaks Trump: Putin Adviser Says U.S. Drone Violated Iranian Airspace

Russia Tweaks Trump: Putin Adviser Says U.S. Drone Violated Iranian Airspace

President Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure’ on Iran has hit an obstacle: Russia. While the United States insists that Iran shot down a U.S. surveillance drone in international airspace last week, Russia rejected the charge on Tuesday and supported Iran’s claim that the RQ-4 drone with a 116-foot wingspan, was shot down over Iranian territory....

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How Putin’s Media Czar Orchestrates the Russian News

How Putin’s Media Czar Orchestrates the Russian News

His name is Alexey Gromov and his story is told here by The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a reliable independent news source. Gromov is not a criminal in this profile. He is the custodian of an elaborate system of media control.. Gromov,  co-creator of RT, the international media network formerly known as...

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