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Russian state TV broadcaster features racist segment of an actress in blackface doing a portrayal of Obama

Sergei Karpukhin/ Reuters Russian state broadcaster NTV aired an attempted satirical segment over the weekend with a Russian actress in blackface portraying former US president Barack Obama in blackface. The host, Tigran Keosayan, asks a series of racist questions about Obama's new book, "A Promised Land," while the actress in blackface screams "Black Lives Matter" and says her family can't write. The host's wife, Russian-state controlled network RT's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, d...
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Putin Still Won't Congratulate Biden Despite Start of Formal Transition

The Kremlin reiterated that Putin won't congratulate Biden before the election results are officially announced.
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Alexei Navalny calls for EU sanctions on Russian oligarchs

Opposition leader urges MEPs to target Roman Abramovich, Alisher Usmanov and othersThe Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called on the EU to impose sanctions on Kremlin-linked Russian oligarchs including the Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, calling Vladimir Putin and his entourage “a bunch of criminals who temporarily took over power” in the country.Navalny was one of four Russian opposition politicians to address the European parliament’s foreign affairs committee on Fri...
Tags: Europe, Business, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, Eu, European Union, World news, Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, Kremlin, Alisher Usmanov, Alexei Navalny, Navalny, Roman Abramovich Alisher Usmanov

Russia is offering its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, but Putin won't take it until it's formally approved

Vladimir Putin attends the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia via video conference on Nov. 21, 2020. Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via The Associated Press Russia has been hailing its trial coronavirus vaccine for months, but the Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin won't take it yet. "The president cannot use an uncertified vaccine," Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said Wednesday. Russia gave "Sputnik V" emergency-use authorization on August 11 and has been giving it ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Trends, G20, Ap, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Kremlin, Times

Kremlin critic says UK bank account shut because of Russian 'black PR'

NatWest denies accusation made by Bill Browder in thinktank report into practice of ruining reputationsA longstanding critic of Kremlin corruption has accused NatWest of closing his bank account in the UK because it had been influenced by an intense and pervasive “black PR” campaign mounted against him by Russian actors in their home country.“Black PR” is a term referring to a series of connected practices used by Russian state and non-state actors seeking to discredit individuals as part of pol...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Banking, Thinktanks, Kremlin, Natwest, Bill Browder, NatWest Group

Russian president Vladimir Putin says he's not ready to recognise Joe Biden as US President

Putin described the Kremlin’s decision not to congratulate Biden as “a formality” with no ulterior motives. When asked if the move could...
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Russia wants to distribute its questionable coronavirus vaccine to other countries: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to distribute its questionable Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries, Reuters reported Saturday. Russia first approved Sputnik V in August, but experts and health officials were skeptical the vaccine would work since it did not go through necessary phase 3 trials.  The Kremlin also kept important information relevant to the vaccine's success out of the public's eye. This included...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, International, Trends, G20, United States, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kremlin, Reuters

How Rudy Giuliani went from a respected federal prosecutor and beloved NYC mayor to Trump's bag man

Rudy Giuliani. J Pat Carter/AP Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, has been at the forefront of the administration's response to several controversies and legal issues. Giuliani was once the widely hailed mayor of America's largest city who lead the country through national tragedy. Recently, Giuliani became a key player in Trump's impeachment inquiry, found himself under federal investigation, and has represented the Trump campaign's unsubstantiated efforts to overturn the r...
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Russia wrests back ownership of Orthodox churches in France

Kremlin accused of ‘aggressive’ campaign to reclaim churches built before 1917 revolution The Kremlin has been accused of an “aggressive” campaign to wrest back ownership of a second Russian Orthodox church in Nice.Worshippers at Saint-Nicolas-and-Saint-Alexandra’s in the southern French city fear they will be turned out for a second time after the Russian Federation asked a French court on Wednesday to declare it the legal owner of the church. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Russia, Religion, World news, Kremlin, Russian Federation, Alexandra, Nicolas, Russian Revolution

Kremlin meant to kill Navalny, western security agencies believe

Tests reveal novichok used to poison opposition leader was different from Salisbury strainWestern security agencies believe the Kremlin intended to kill the opposition leader Alexei Navalny and only failed to achieve the deadly goal because of quick thinking by first responders when he suddenly fell ill in August.The conclusion from lab tests is that Navalny was poisoned using a potentially milder strain of novichok than the one used in the Salisbury attack, pointing to an active chemical weapon...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, Salisbury, Navalny

Michael B. Jordan’s Without Remorse Pulled From Paramount Schedule

Michael B. Jordan’s Without Remorse pulled from Paramount schedule According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has officially decided to remove their Michael B. Jordan-led Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse from their theatrical release schedule. Originally set to arrive in theaters on February 26, 2021, the thriller film is now reportedly eyeing for a streaming debut instead as Amazon Studios enters the final negotiations to acquire the film. RELATED: HBO Max Coming to Amazon...
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Moldova election: blow to Kremlin as opposition candidate sweeps to victory

Maia Sandu wins presidential run-off by a landslide after vowing to fight corruptionThe opposition candidate Maia Sandu has won a landslide victory in Moldova’s presidential elections, easily defeating the pro-Russian incumbent, Igor Dodon.Sandu, a former World Bank economist who has supported closer ties with the EU, won the run-off by harnessing voters’ anger over a long history of political scandals and exhaustion with endemic corruption, including the theft of $1bn from Moldovan banks in 201...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Eu, World news, World Bank, Kremlin, Moldova, Maia Sandu, Igor Dodon Sandu

Moldova election could see shift away from Moscow and first female president taking power

Moldovans on Sunday voted in a presidential election that will determine whether the ex-Soviet nation remains allied with Russia or seeks closer ties with the European Union. Exit polls put centre-right, pro-EU candidate Maia Sandu in the lead after she won a surprise victory in the first round vote two weeks ago, forcing Kremlin-backed incumbent Igor Dodon into a run-off. Moscow has been vocal in its support for Mr Dodon, with Russian President Vladimir Putin making a personal appeal to Moldova...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Eu, European Union, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Romania, Belarus, Kremlin, Moldova, Alexander Lukashenko, Sandu

China has acknowledged that Joe Biden won the US election, leaving Russia the only major power still on the fence

Chinese President Xi Jinping, then-Vice President Joe Biden, Peng Liyuan and Jill Biden stand for the US National Anthem at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, September 24, 2015. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster China acknowledged Friday that president-elect Joe Biden won the US election, leaving Russia the last major power to accept the results. "We respect the American people's choice and extend congratulations to Mr Biden and Ms Harris," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Frida...
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Security officials say the US will be a 'crippled world power' until Biden takes over, and fear Trump will declassify intelligence that will help Putin

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Three European security officials told Insider that their services fear that President Trump will rashly declassify intelligence materials in his last few months in office — an act that could reveal sources and methods of collection to Russia and other US adversaries. Their comments came as The Washington Post reported tha...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Isis, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, China, Russia, Defense, US, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden

How the CEO of Pepsi, by bartering battleships and vodka, negotiated Cold War diplomacy and brought his soda to the Soviet Union

People stand outside a Pepsi refreshment stand in Moscow ahead of the 1980 Olympics. ASSOCIATED PRESS In the second half of the 20th century, icy diplomatic relations between the US and the Soviet Union made it nearly impossible for American companies to do business in the USSR. Don Kendall, the CEO of Pepsi at the time, made it his mission to break into the Soviet market. Long before the two countries had a working relationship, Kendall was negotiating with the Kremlin top brass to sell h...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, New York, Berlin Wall, US, Trends, Cold War, Moscow, Ussr, Kremlin, US Army, Coca Cola, Coke, Eisenhower, Nixon, Red Scare

59. The Pepski Generation

Crystal Cox/Business Insider In 1990, PepsiCo made a deal with the Soviet Union for submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer. It was the largest agreement ever made between an American company and the USSR. But it wasn't Pepsi's first deal with the Soviets. For decades, one executive had been flying to the Soviet Union to meet foreign trade ministers, politicians, and regular Russians. At the height of the Cold War, he was determined to make a deal and bring two countries locked i...
Tags: Europe, New York, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, China, Berlin Wall, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Taiwan, Rome

Analysis: The biggest winner from the Azerbaijan-Armenia war is Turkey

The Kremlin may have secured peace in the South Caucasus with its deal to end a six-week conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, but Turkey has won the war. Strong Turkish political support, cutting-edge Turkish drones and experienced Turkish military advice skewed the balance towards Azerbaijan and allowed it to roll over Armenian positions in what was considered to be the near-impregnable mountain fortress of Nagorno-Karabakh. Last weekend Azerbaijani President Ilham Ali...
Tags: News, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kremlin, Ilham Aliyev, Nagorno Karabakh, South Caucasus, Azerbaijan Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, Shusha, Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh Last, Stepanakert Armenia

The US election is too messy to be rigged, and Russia shows why

A boy asleep at a watch party for Republicans in Austin, Texas, November 3, 2020. SERGIO FLORES/AFP via Getty Images The 2020 US election played out in front of the country on TV, as the decentralized, sprawling affair has been broadcast for days and nights after the voting concluded. Those features are two strong indications that US elections aren't rigged, as evidenced by the way Russian elections play out.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2020 election, in which ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Moscow, Kremlin, Biden, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny, Trump

Putin ‘Betrays’ Allies to Let Turkey Win the Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

MOSCOW—Heavy Russian military trucks rolled toward the border with the disputed, ethnic Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, just a few hours after President Vladimir Putin announced a Russian-brokered peace deal to end a six-week war in the Caucasus. Russia planned to deploy more than 1,600 soldiers to keep the peace but left in place military gains by Azerbaijan and its ally Turkey.The shifting military situation in the south Caucasus, all while the United States is distracted by th...
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What Does Russian Media Say About The U.S. Election

– Anya, we are going to have a new president.                                                          – I know.                                                                                                                            – I saw people waving flags and dancing in the streets.                                            – I know.                                                                                                                            – How? The results were updated ...
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Strongmen presidents — from Putin to Xi — are silent over the Biden-Harris election victory, as other world leaders rushed to congratulate them

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Xiamen, China, on September 3, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS The world's strongman presidents are yet to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's election victory, while other world leaders have sent their regards. Leaders including Angela Merkel, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Jacinda Ardern, and Justin Trudeau sent their congratulations over the weekend. Howe...
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Russia refuses to acknowledge Biden's election win because of Trump's 'ongoing legal processes'

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on June 30, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty The Russian government will not acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 US election, the Kremlin's spokesperson said early Monday. "There are ongoing legal processes," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement. "We believe the correct thing to do is wait for the official election result." Biden was declared the victor in the presidential race by Insider on Friday and other outle...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, New York Times, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kremlin, Biden, Donald Trump

Putin Is Doing One Last Favor for Trump and Refusing to Recognize Biden as President-Elect

MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin is still sticking by his pal President Trump and refusing to recognize Joe Biden as America’s president-elect. The Kremlin announced Monday that they would continue to stand by their man while “there are ongoing legal processes” even though there’s little prospect that any of Trump’s complaints will be taken seriously by the U.S. courts.Putin’s reticence is not surprising: Biden once called Russia “the biggest threat to America” and the Kremlin hangs on to old wor...
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Kremlin Denies Vladimir Putin Plans to Quit in 2021 as Rumors Swirl About His Health

Earlier this week, a British tabloid published rumors that Putin has been displaying symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
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Russia denies speculation Putin may step down for health reasons

The Kremlin has denied speculation that Vladimir Putin is on the brink of resigning, after a new law that would grant him lifetime immunity from prosecution sparked reports he was about to stand down for health reasons. Mr Putin, who has already led the country for two decades, won the right to extend his rule until 2036 when Russians approved changes to the constitution in a referendum this summer. But some analysts suggested the president had no intention of staying on for another 16 years, an...
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Russia denies Vladimir Putin planning to step down over health concerns

The Kremlin threw cold water Friday on a report that Vladimir Putin plans to step down next year amid speculation that he may be...
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Coronavirus live news: mink-related strains infect 214 people in Denmark; Sweden hits record case high

One of Danish mink strains prompts country to cull all its mink; Sweden registers 4,697 new infections, highest since pandemic began UK closes Denmark travel corridor over mink Covid scareUK and others look for lessons from Slovakia mass testing schemeMelbourne residents urged to stay vigilant as restrictions easeUK coronavirus updates – live 1.56pm GMT The Kremlin has said it is early to judge how effective Russia’s coronavirus restrictions are without lockdowns, as the country reported a r...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Kremlin, Reuters, Dmitry Peskov

UK media report that Putin is ill and poised to quit is nonsense, says Kremlin

The Kremlin on Friday rejected as untrue a report in Britain's mass market Sun newspaper which suggested that Russian President Vladimir...
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Russia rules out Navalny poisoning, diagnoses pancreatitis

Russian officials said on Friday that metabolic problems and pancreatitis caused Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to fall ill in August, ruling out findings by European labs that he was poisoned with Novichok.
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