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Navalny was poisoned with Novichok on hotel water bottle, not cup of tea, says his team

IMAGE: This photo published by Alexei Navalny on his Instagram shows Alex and his wife Yulia, right, daughter Daria, and son Zakhar, top left, in a hospital in Berlin, Germany. He posted this on Instagram Tuesday Sept. 15, 2020: "Hi, this is Navalny. I have been missing you. I still can't do much, but yesterday I managed to breathe on my own for the entire day." Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has survived an attempted assassination with the Russian military nerve agent Novichok. O...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Moscow, Kremlin, Alex, Alexei Navalny, Berlin Germany, Tomsk, Daria, Aleksei Navalny, Navalny


A pro-Trump youth activist group paid teenagers to push conservative talking points on social media, including misleading claims and disinformation

President Donald Trump speaks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 21, 2019. Eva Marie Uzcategui T./Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Turning Point Action, an affiliate of pro-Trump youth organization Turning Point USA, paid teenagers — some minors — in Arizona to push conservative talking points over social media, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Twitter and Facebook banned multiple accounts as...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, Politics, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Russia, Trends, Cnn, Arizona, Smith, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Phoenix


Navalny back on Instagram, plans return to Russia

Sitting upright in his Berlin hospital bed surrounded by his wife and children, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny took to Instagram Tuesday (September 15) in the clearest sign yet he's making a recovery after being poisoned in Siberia last month. He captioned the picture, "Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you all." "I can still hardly do anything, but yesterday I could breathe all day on my own. Actually on my own." The post wa...
Tags: News, Instagram, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Berlin, Moscow, Siberia, Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, Berlin Germany, Russia Moscow, Navalny, Russia Forty


'It's me, Navalny,' says Putin critic in first post since emerging from coma after Novichok poisoning

"It's me, Navalny." Russian opposition leader and investigative journalist Alexei Navalny posted these words with this photo from his hospital bed on Instagram, with his wife and two children. Navalny is in Germany, where he was airlifted after being poisoned with the Russian chemical weapon nerge agent known as Novichok. Navalny's wit and humor appear to be back. He says he's breathing on his own again, and that he "highly recommends it". "Alexei Navalny is definitely the victi...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Biden, Alexei Navalny, Aleksei Navalny, Navalny, Novichok, Amazing Recoveries, Novichok Navalny


'Hi, this is Navalny': poisoned Russian opposition leader posts hospital photo

Alexei Navalny says he can breathe independently in Instagram post sent from hospital in Berlin Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he is now able to breathe without any external support, in his first public statement since he was poisoned last month.Navalny, who German authorities said was poisoned with the nerve agent novichok, posted a photograph on Instagram of himself sitting up in a hospital bed surrounded by his wife and their two children. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Germany, Russia, Berlin, World news, Alexei Navalny, Navalny


This Woman Recreates One Famous Classic Painting a Day for a Year, Brings Progress to Another Level

Ilya Repin “Princess Sofia Alekseyevna” (1879) Liza Yukhnyova from Saint Petersburg, Russia, perfectly gets into characters of famous masterpieces. Her mastery does not look like entertainment but claims to be called art. According to an artist: “I really love art, admiring beauty and talent. I want to actualize great painting from different cultural traditions to show people that it is much... Source
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Russia, Woman, Paintings, Recreate, Classic, Saint Petersburg Russia, Ilya Repin, Sofia Alekseyevna, Liza Yukhnyova


Four Girls Have Been Taking Their Group Photos For 7 Years

Four Russian girls, beginning with 2012, have been making their group photos and got them framed. One of them published the photos recently and received a lot of comments from other users. They have been friends since childhood. The second one is dated 2013. 2014 2015 2016 – the previous photo is in their hands. This photo, 2017, was taken on the wedding day of one of the girls. Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Russia, Photo, Girls, Group, Series


Sylvester Stallone is Working on a ‘Rocky IV’ Director’s Cut, May Be Cutting Out Paulie’s Ridiculous Robot

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Rocky IV. And since tensions with Russia are at their highest since the Cold War, maybe it’s time to revisit the movie where a boxer from Philly takes down the Soviet Union. Thankfully, Sylvester Stallone is working on something that fans are going to want to see: a director’s cut of Rocky IV. And the good news is that MGM is already on board to release it.  Sylvester Stallone, who directed and starred in Rocky IV, posted this to Instagram over the week...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Drama, Russia, Sports, Sequels, Sylvester-Stallone, MGM, Philly, Stallone, Soviet Union, Ivan, Apollo Creed, Paulie, Vladamir Putin, AV Club


The 27 youngest billionaires in tech, from Stripe's founders to the owner of TikTok

Snap cofounders Bobby Murphy, left, and Evan Spiegel. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Many of the world's youngest billionaires hail from the tech industry. Snap's Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are 30 and 32, respectively, and Stripe's John and Patrick Collison are 30 and 31.Not every tech billionaire is young — the world's two richest people, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are in their 50s or 60s. And Oracle's Larry Ellison was 49 when he reached billionaire status.Still, companies like Airbnb, TikTok-p...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Pinterest, Instagram, Drew Houston, Russia, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Features, Snapchat, Bill Gates


A cup of tea, then screams of agony: how Alexei Navalny was left fighting for his life

The Russian opposition activist became violently ill on a flight from Siberia to MoscowRussian activist Alexei Navalny in coma after suspected poisoningFor Alexei Navalny it was another routine trip to the regions. Specifically to Siberia’s biggest city, Novosibirsk, and to its alluring neighbour, Tomsk. “An excellent city. One of the most beautiful in our country,” Navalny enthused on Instagram, posting a photo from Tomsk on Wednesday with a group of young supporters.Navalny is Russia’s most pr...
Tags: Instagram, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Siberia, Alexei Navalny, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, United Russia, Navalny


Facebook is finally cracking down on QAnon, after the conspiracy theory ran rampant on the platform for years and reached millions of people (FB)

Facebook announced Wednesday it was taking down pages and accounts that promote QAnon, a conspiracy theory with a growing number of followers. An estimate published by the Guardian said QAnon pages on the social media platform had 4.5 million followers. After sporadic moves to limit QAnon's spread, Wednesday's move is the company's most significant to date. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is finally cracking down on QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory that accuses...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Fbi, Guardian, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Democratic, Storyful, Rob Price, Contact Business Insider, QAnon Facebook


A tiny 3-inch smartphone the size of a credit card runs Android 10, and will only cost $200 — take a look

Unihertz is releasing the Jelly 2, a 3-inch mini smartphone that runs Android 10. The design raised more than $840,000, far over its $50,000 goal. In 2017, Business Insider tested out the even tinier Jelly phone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Smart phones have gotten huge, and not everyone is a fan. Some even say these large phones are sexist, too big to fit comfortably in many women's hands or pockets. Unihertz' latest Kickstarter creation might be the solution, with a ...
Tags: Instagram, Russia, Trends, Unihertz


Theater Masterskaya: Tragedy in comments

Problem: Due to quarantine, all theaters in Russia were forced to close and cancel all their plays and premieres. Actors and spectators ended up locked at home. Solution: Instead of canceling the play, the “Masterskaya” theater decided to play it, no matter what. For this purpose, we created a special account in Instagram, and published the poster for the canceled premiere there. And then the actors and characters of the play started a conversation right in the comments under ...
Tags: Instagram, Russia, Advertising, Shakespeare


Russian River Runs Orange After a Catastrophic Mine Spill

Russian Instagram blogger Sergey Zamkadniy usually posts images of beautiful sunsets or riverine adventures. His latest work, however, shows a disaster unfolding in real-time. An abandoned mine in Russia’s Ural Mountains has tainted streams orange. Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Russia, Mining, Pollution, Siberia, Rivers, Ural Mountains, Orange Sludge, Sergey Zamkadniy


‘This Was a Mistake’: Not All of Trump World Is Pleased With the President Commuting Roger Stone’s Sentence

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump confidant convicted of lying to Congress about his connection to WikiLeaks and intimidating another witness to do the same, had his sentence commuted by President Trump on Friday—just a few days before he was set to report to jail.President Trump had raised the possibility of clemency almost immediately after Stone, 67, was convicted last November, often complaining—without evidence—that Stone had been treated poorly by law enforcement or targeted unfairly.In a stat...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Republican, Wikileaks, Biden


Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence Days Before Prison

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump confidant convicted of lying to Congress about his connection to WikiLeaks and intimidating another witness to do the same, has his sentence commuted by President Trump on Friday—just a few days before he was set to report to jail.President Trump had raised the possibility of clemency almost immediately after Stone, 67, was convicted last November, often complaining—without evidence—that Stone had been treated poorly by law enforcement or targeted unfairly .As recen...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Republican, Wikileaks, Biden, House Intelligence Committee


Facebook removes political disinformation accounts linked to President Trump's longtime ally Roger Stone (FB)

Facebook removed disinformation accounts it says were linked to Roger Stone, the longtime friend of President Trump.  The accounts involved posted about "candidates in the 2016 primaries and general election, and the Roger Stone trial," Facebook said.  Facebook also removed networks that originated in Canada, Ecuador, Brazil, and Ukraine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook has removed disinformation accounts after an "investigation linked this network to Roger Stone ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Instagram, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Ukraine, Fbi, United States, House, Wikileaks, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, New York Times CNN


Stone Shares A ‘300’ Meme To Again Attack Judge, Prove His Loyalty

Roger Stone equated his nearly-finished legal fight with the epic Battle of Thermopylae in his latest Instagram post, a legend that has taken hold in the imaginations and self-styling of the young and right-wing. The meme, a badly photoshopped image from the movie “300,” features Judge Amy Berman Jackson as the Persian King Xerxes saying: “All we require is that you bear false witness.”  Stone’s head, pasted atop Spartan King Leonidas’ sword-wielding body, retorts: “See, that’s going to ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Instagram, Congress, Russia, Jackson, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Trump, Broward County, Spartans, Roger Stone, George Soros, Stone, Leonidas


Moscow's Victory Day parade – in pictures

Russia is holding its postponed Victory Day military parade despite rising coronavirus infections. The parade celebrates the defeat of Nazi Germany and has grown since Vladimir Putin came to power Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, World news, Culture, Art and design, Second world war, Moscow, Nazi


Armenian Cognac Might Be the Booze World's Best Secret

When you take the number 201 bus into Yerevan from Zvartnots International Airport, the first sign that you’re nearing the city is a hilltop citadel looming on the horizon with soaring arches, wrap-around stone walls, and landscaped lawns that slope gently down to the banks of the Hrazdan River—Armenia’s House of Parliament, you might think, or the prime minister's residence. But this grand, iconic building welcoming visitors from near and far is, in fact, a brandy factory. To most Westerner...
Tags: Europe, News, Instagram, Maryland, France, Russia, Georgia, Iran, Paris, Reddit, Armenia, Alexis Ohanian, Ussr, Serena Williams, St Petersburg, Churchill


Facebook to verify the identities of some user profiles behind viral posts

Lost in the news of the George Floyd protests against police brutality and racism in the U.S., Facebook last week quietly noted it will now require Facebook Profile pages with large followings in the U.S. to verify their identity. The company said that profiles with sizable audiences, who also have a pattern of inauthentic behavior and whose posts rapidly go viral will be asked to verify their identity or the distribution of their posts will be impacted. If the profile’s owner chooses not to ver...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Russia, Social Media, Tech, Fox News, Profiles, Trump, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, U S Facebook, Page Publishing Authorization, George Floyd


Mitch&Me: Dalmatian spots

Mitch&Me (a brand of dog shampoos) wanted to remind about the need of keeping social distance. So we made a special print dedicated to the completion of self-isolation in Russia, where we placed the spots of the Dalmatians at a safe distance from each other on brand's official Instagram account.
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Tags: Instagram, Russia, Advertising, Mitch


Mark Zuckerberg turns 36 today. Here's a look into the life, career, and controversies surrounding the Facebook CEO (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 36th birthday on May 14, 2020 As Facebook CEO, Zuckerberg has been the face of the social network through its 15-year-history as it's seen massive growth and has faced many controversies. We've created a timeline outlining Zuckerberg's trajectory, from growing up in a New York City suburb to defending Facebook as it's hit with scandal after scandal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Through success and controversy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Ipo, Russia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, United States


Dana White: Khabib vs. Gaethje could happen on UFC Fight Island as soon as July

Justin Gaethje punched his ticket to a fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov when he defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on Saturday night. Now it looks like that fight may happen much sooner than many had anticipated.White UFC President Dana White stated in the lead-up to Ferguson vs. Gaethje that the winner would get Khabib next, that was with the caveat that no one expected Khabib to fight again until September or October.Khabib, however, recently posted a comment on an ESPN MMA v...
Tags: News, Instagram, Russia, Sports, Chicago, Brooklyn, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, White, Ramadan, Conor Mcgregor, McGregor, Justin, Dana White, Floyd Mayweather Jr


Digital around the world in April 2020

The world has changed dramatically over the first three months of 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every aspect of our lives. These changes have been clearly evident in the world’s digital behaviours too, especially as billions of people turn to connected devices to help them cope with life and work under lockdown. We’ve dedicated a significant portion of our Digital 2020 April Global Statshot Report to exploring these extraordinary trends, but this update also includes all o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, Instagram, Internet, Cdc


Facebook says it will show geographic origin of some posts, to thwart foreign political disinformation campaigns

On Wednesday, Facebook said it will label posts from popular accounts to reveal their geographic origin, an attempt to limit election-year political misinformation by foreign entities. Often, such accounts attempt to trick the user into believing they are legitimate groups and political parties based in the United States. Today we're beginning to show the location of high-reach Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts on *every post they share.* Really proud of the teams continuing to in...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Russia, Social Media, US news, United States, 2020, Brazil, 2020 Elections, Disinformation


Facebook and Instagram will now show location of posts from high-reach accounts targeting U.S. audiences

Facebook today is introducing another feature aimed at making it easier to see who’s behind the posts published across Facebook and Instagram. The company says it will now display the location of the Facebook Page or Instagram account with a large audience on every post it shares, so end users have a better understanding of how reliable or authentic the accounts may be. While the feature is described as one designed for overall increased transparency, it will initially launch only in the U.S. Th...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Transparency, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Russia, Africa, Tech, Eu, Bots, Trolls, Facebook Page, India Indonesia, Instagram Account, Instagram Users, Facebook Pages and Instagram


Facebook and Instagram will now show location of posts from high-reach accounts targeting US audiences

Facebook today is introducing another feature aimed at making it easier to see who’s behind the posts published across Facebook and Instagram. The company says it will now display the location of the Facebook Page or Instagram account with a large audience on every post it shares, so end users have a better understanding of how reliable or authentic the accounts may be. While the feature is described as one designed for overall increased transparency, it will initially launch only in the U.S. Th...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Transparency, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Russia, Africa, US, Tech, Eu, Bots, Trolls, Facebook Page, India Indonesia, Instagram Account


Kremlin urged to protect Russian journalist after alleged threats by Chechen leader

Rights activists raise fears over Ramzan Kadyrov’s Instagram response to critical report on coronavirus crackdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 100 Russian rights activists and other public figures have called on the Kremlin to protect a prominent journalist after the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, posted what were seen as thinly veiled threats on Instagram. Related: Unease at the border: Russia and China seek to downplay Covid-19 outbreak in Suifenh...
Tags: Europe, Media, Instagram, China, Russia, World news, Press freedom, Kremlin, Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya, Suifenhe


Russia’s Underfunded Hospitals Emerge as Key Vector for Virus

(Bloomberg) -- Underfunded and poorly equipped, Russia’s regional hospitals and clinics are emerging as hot spots for transmission as the coronavirus outbreak spreads beyond the capital into the hinterlands.In Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city, a single doctor who became infected by a neighbor in his apartment building led to 78 cases in City Hospital Number 1, which is now under quarantine, regional governor Evgeny Kuyvashev said on his Instagram account Monday.Russia’s regions accoun...
Tags: News, Instagram, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Bloomberg, Moscow, Kremlin, Komi, Sergei Sobyanin, Yekaterinburg Russia, Sobyanin, Tatyana Golikova, Golikova, City Hospital Number, Evgeny Kuyvashev



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