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The most dangerous day for disinformation isn't Election Day, it's the day after

adamkaz/Getty Images America's enemies are trying to sow confusion and discord around the election. And while many people are worried about disinformation in the days leading up to Election Day, it will be the day after votes are cast that will be most dangerous. Americans need to stay vigilant and trust the electoral process. Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. He runs the crisis-communications agency Global Situation...
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Sanctions on Russia to stay whoever wins U.S. vote: Putin ally

Andrey Kostin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin and the head of Russian state bank VTB, believes that U.S. sanctions on Moscow will stay in place irrespective of how Americans vote next week, he told Reuters. President Vladimir Putin, sitting next to Kostin this week at an investment forum, complained that the Trump administration had sanctioned Russia 46 times in the last four years. Washington sanctioned Moscow after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia tried to interfere in t...
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Putin orders national mask mandate in Russia as coronavirus spikes in second wave

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered a nationwide mask mandate as a second wave of coronavirus cases put the country’s...
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Armenia Fears Putin Isn't Coming to Help in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia has pledged to defend Armenia from attack—but it is strategically sitting out the war over the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Putin says equipment a problem in production of Russian COVID-19 vaccines

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was facing challenges scaling up production of its main COVID-19 vaccine due to problems with equipment availability, but hoped to start mass vaccinations by the end of the year. Russia is currently testing its main experimental vaccine, known as Sputnik V, on 40,000 people in Moscow and outside of the trial has already begun vaccinating frontline workers, but only in small numbers. Earlier estimates by Russian officials of how many doses R...
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Putin calls for Turkish involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Turkey should be among countries involved in talks to end fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, as Azerbaijan and Armenia again accused each other on Thursday of shelling civilians in and around the mountain enclave. With more peace talks scheduled for Geneva this week, the European Union said an escalation in the month-old conflict was "unacceptable" and called for a lasting settlement after the collapse of three ceasefires. The fighting has been the worst in the...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, European Union, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Geneva, Nagorno Karabakh, South Caucasus


What a Trump win will mean for Putin

Vladimir Putin will find it harder to pursue his global ambitions if Donald Trump loses the White House, writes Mikhail Fishman. Joe Biden is more likely to be tougher on sanctions and on Russia's activities in countries ranging from Syria to Afghanistan, Ukraine and Belarus. "If Trump is defeated, it will be a defeat for Putin too."
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Russia enacted a national mask mandate. Trump still won't do so, though it could save an estimated 130,000 lives.

Police officers in face masks patrol the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, in May 2020. Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Russia has introduced a national mask mandate. A Russian agency announced Tuesday that citizens must wear masks in public places, including parking garages, elevators, and public transportation.  Research has shown that masks prevent coronavirus transmission. The US has yet to issue a nationwide mask mandate, though public-health ...
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Russia enacted a national mask mandate. Trump still won't do so, though it could save an estimated 63,000 lives.

Police officers in face masks patrol the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, in May 2020. Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Russia has introduced a national mask mandate. A Russian agency announced Tuesday that citizens must wear masks in public places, including parking garages, elevators, and public transportation.  Research has shown that masks prevent coronavirus transmission. The US has yet to issue a nationwide mask mandate, though public-health ...
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Vladimir Putin has himself to blame for all the crises brewing in Russia's backyard

Vladimir Voronin / AP From Belarus to Kyrgyzstan, Russia is surrounded by mounting instability. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top advisers have themselves to blame for these crises on their periphery, according to Matthew Rojansky, the director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Institute. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From mass protests in Belarus to political chaos in Kyrgyzstan to the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed terr...
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Reality bites for Putin's Covid-19 vaccine, as concerns over efficacy and safety linger

In August, Russian state media rolled out the red carpet for a bombshell announcement -- President Vladimir Putin, from his residence outside Moscow, unveiled what he said was the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine, meant to bring Russia closer to the end of a devastating pandemic.
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Reality bites for Putin's much-hyped Covid-19 vaccine, as concerns over efficacy and safety linger

In August, Russian state media rolled out the red carpet for a bombshell announcement -- President Vladimir Putin, from his residence outside Moscow, unveiled what he said was the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine, meant to bring Russia closer to the end of a devastating pandemic.
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Trump's closest allies around the world are distancing themselves from him in apparent preparation for a Biden win

US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a NATO summit event in England on December 4, 2019. Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images World leaders appear to be preparing for a possible Joe Biden presidential victory. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Boris Johnson's UK government have recently given indications that they are distancing themselves from President Trump. On Sunday, Putin rejected Trump's criticism of the Biden family's ...
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Russian leader Putin rejects Trump’s claims about Hunter Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Trump's attack lines in the U.S. presidential campaign.
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Putin pours cold water on Trump's Hunter Biden hopes

If President Trump were looking for a little last-minute boost from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Putin had nothing for him on Sunday. In televised remarks on state TV, Putin "took the time to knock down what he made clear he regarded as false allegations from Trump about the Bidens," Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Reuters reports. Putin said Trump's story about Hunter Biden getting money from the widow of a former Moscow mayor was news to him, even though Trump tried t...
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Putin rejects Trump's criticism of Hunter Biden's business

The Russian president took the time to knock down what he made clear he regarded as false allegations from Trump about the Bidens.
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Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business, saying he sees nothing 'criminal' with Hunter Biden in Ukraine

Putin was responding to comments made by Trump during televised debates with Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia. The remarks signaled a disagreement with one of President Donald Trump's attack lines in the US presidential election. Trump has made accusations that Biden and his son Hunter engaged in unethical practices in Ukra...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Hunter, Bidens, Andrew Osborn


Putin rejects Trump's criticism of Biden family business, saying he sees nothing 'criminal' with Hunter Biden in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia. The remarks signaled a disagreement with one of President Donald Trump's attack lines in the US presidential election. Trump has made accusations that Biden and his son Hunter engaged in unethical practices in Ukraine. No evidence has been verified to support the allegations, and Joe Biden...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Hunter, Bidens, Andrew Osborn


Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business - Business Insider

Putin was responding to comments made by President Trump during televised debates with Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
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Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or...
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Putin rejects Trump’s claims that Hunter Biden’s behaviour ‘criminal’

Russian leader knocked down US president’s corruption claims about Biden family
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Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump's attack lines in the U.S. presidential election. Putin was responding to comments made by Trump during televised debates with Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
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Kleptopia review: power, theft and Trump as leader in Putin’s own image

Tom Burgis’s study of dark global realities casts a wide net, from Washington to Moscow, Kazakhstan and the CongoOpinion: $2tn in possible corrupt activity and KleptopiaIn a year dominated by a US presidential election between a kleptocrat and a democrat, a book about world-class thieves laundering trillions ought be the perfect bedtime reading for anyone curious about the unprecedented amounts of money that have been looted and hidden over the last 20 years. Related: Wicked Game review: a fas...
Tags: Books, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Burgis, Trump Administration, Politics books, US elections 2020


Lionel Barber’s diaries — encounters with Merkel, Fuld and a piano-playing Putin | Financial Times #Dubai #UAE

Lionel Barber’s diaries — encounters with Merkel, Fuld and a piano-playing Putin | Financial Times Below are a selection of the Simeon Kerr reports from the traumatic months, for #Dubai, of November and December, 2009: Pressure mounts over $4bn sukuk Dubai’s ruler tightens financial controls Focus turns to debt restructuring Dubai property merger blocked Abu Dhabi left with little choice Anger within emirate levelled at leadership Abu Dhabi expected to prop up smaller brother Dubai r...
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Putin: China and Germany heading for superpower status as U.S. influence dwindles

The era when the United States and Russia were the world's superpowers is in the past, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, saying...
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McMaster: Putin is determined to "drag us all down"

"He's one of the best liars in the world, deceivers in the world."
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Russia has a secret chemical weapons program, and its scientists have been in contact with suspected Russian assassins, investigation says

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, April 21, 2014. Putin said on Monday he had signed a decree rehabilitating Crimea's Tatars and other ethnic minorities, who suffered under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin A year-long investigation by Bellingcat conducted in partnership with international media outlets concluded that Russia is operating a clandestine Novichok program. Novichok is ...
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Trump falsely claims Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia

President Donald Trump claimed that former Vice President Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia and that it "came through Putin because he was very friendly with the former mayor of Moscow, and it was the mayor of Moscow's wife. You got $3.5 million. Your family got $3.5 million."
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Inside Putin’s Mysterious Purge of Top FSB Official General Sergei Smirnov

MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin vowed on Thursday he would not be swayed by Western pressure over the poisoning of his most prominent domestic critic, Alexei Navalny.Nonetheless, a reported mysterious shakeup in a Russian intelligence agency, and other comments by Putin, suggest the Kremlin has been forced to at least try to demonstrate distance between the president and those who might be behind Navalny’s poisoning with the military nerve agent Novichok.Speaking in front of Russian businessmen,...
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Fact check: Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia?

President Donald Trump claimed that former Vice President Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia and that it "came through Putin because he was very friendly with the former mayor of Moscow, and it was the mayor of Moscow's wife. You got $3.5 million. Your family got $3.5 million."
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