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  • Russian Envoy To U.N. Dies Suddenly In New York

    02/20/2017 12:22:23 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Reuters reports: Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday. It declined to comment on reports that Churkin had been taken to hospital shortly before his death. President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as...
  • The Su-22 Is Syria’s War-Weary Warhorse

    01/24/2017 6:31:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 24, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    The Sukhoi Design Bureau forged a reputation for big and powerful fighter-bombers. Today, the Russian company primarily builds different variants of the Su-27. Almost unnoticed, a dwindling number of much older Sukhoi Su-22s remain in service.
  • Russian Warplanes Fly First Joint Mission With US-Coalition Aircraft Kremlin Says, Pentagon Denies

    01/24/2017 1:12:44 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23JAN17 | Tyler Durden
    Russian Warplanes Fly First Joint Mission With US-Coalition Aircraft Kremlin Says, Pentagon Denies by Tyler Durden Jan 23, 2017 12:57 PM 0 SHARES According to the Russian Defense Ministry, cited by AP, Russian warplanes have flown their first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft. Russian Interfax added that various ISIS storage facilities, and militants were eliminated in the "joint strike": ISIL STORAGE FACILITIES, MILITANTS ELIMINATED IN JOINT STRIKE CONDUCTED BY RUSSIAN AEROSPACE FORCES, INTL COALITION FORCES IN SYRIA, WITH COORDINATES RECEIVED FROM U.S. - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY. IFX. However, the report was promptly denied by the Pentagon after...
  • Russian oligarch pays millions for Mariah Carey, Elton John to perform at daughter’s extravagant wed

    01/16/2017 5:04:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | 1/14/17
    Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John were paid millions to sing at the wedding of a Russian billionaire’s granddaughter, reports say. The music icons were the centrepiece of the nine-hour celebration for Irene Kogan and Daniel Kenvey, both 19, who wed at London’s Landmark hotel on January 14, 2017.
  • DNC Russian Hackers Found! You Won’t Believe Who They Really Work For (Dmitri Alperovitch, founder

    01/14/2017 4:17:44 PM PST · by greeneyes · 148 replies
    State of the Nation Alternative News & Commentary ^ | Posted on January 7, 2017 by State of the Natio | By the Anonymous Patriots
    Russians did not hack the DNC system, a Russian named Dmitri Alperovitch is the hacker and he works for President Obama. In the last five years the Obama administration has turned exclusively to one Russian to solve every major cyber-attack in America, whether the attack was on the U.S. government or a corporation.  Only one “super-hero cyber-warrior” seems to “have the codes” to figure out “if” a system was hacked and by “whom.”  
  • FAKE NEWS: BuzzFeed and CNN fall for Trump P-ss Story That was 4Chan Prank

    01/11/2017 4:14:23 AM PST · by servo1969 · 155 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-10-2017 | Jim Hoft
    With just ten days to go before he is sworn in as America's forty-fifth president, the political establishment went nuclear on President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday with a double-barreled blast of “leaked” “intelligence” reports by CNN and BuzzFeed.The documents contain explosive, but unverified, opposition research that alleges intel ties between Russia and Trump and also claims Russia holds sexual blackmail material over Trump.One of the most outrageous unconfirmed allegations in the report claims the Russians recorded Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room previously occupied by President and Mrs. Barack Obama.Now this… Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and...
  • 'Trust Me' Doesn’t Cut it on Russian Hacking

    01/08/2017 10:59:09 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Here’s the real problem with the joint intelligence report on alleged Russian hacking: without the classified details, we ordinary citizens are supposed to take the breathless allegations, presented as “high confidence” intelligence judgments, on faith. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan are crossing their fingers and saying, “Trust us.” Since both are political appointees – Brennan in particular came directly out of the Obama White House, where he is believed to have orchestrated secret arms smuggling through Libya to Syrian rebels that led directly to the Benghazi disaster – excuse me if I remain skeptical....
  • Cybersecurity LEGEND McAfee:‘Russian Hack’ Is NOT TRUE! (McAffee: evidence intel “ignorant & naďve")

    01/06/2017 8:59:54 AM PST · by xzins · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    John McAfee Talks About ‘Russian Hack’ One of the most brilliant cyber-security experts has come forward to give his thoughts on the supposed Russian hack of the U.S. election. I will be on @RT_America today at 8pm ET. I’ll drop a bombshell on today’s US intelligence claims. @realDonaldTrump I hope you’re listening. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 5, 2017 From RT: The sloppiness of the alleged DNC hack by itself proves it was not organized by a nation state, and the “utter nonsense” presented as proof of Moscow’s involvement is rather evidence of intelligence agencies being “ignorant and naďve,” John...
  • NBC and Washington Post Rush to Present “Anonymous Sources” Again

    01/05/2017 8:16:37 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 5, 2017 | Sundance
    See if you can notice something familiar? ♦ NBC: “A senior U.S. intelligence official with direct knowledge confirmed to NBC News that the report on Russian hacking delivered to President Obama Thursday says that U.S. intelligence picked up senior Russian officials celebrating Donald Trump’s win.
  • Bob Baer: If Russian Hacking Story is Political “there should be a criminal investigation”…

    01/05/2017 12:29:36 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 5, 2016 | Sundance
    For the past several days we have been discussing the Deep State shadow war within the various intelligence agencies. The larger issues have been building for a long time. CIA Director John Brennan and DNI head James Clapper, both took politicization of intelligence to new levels to accommodate the White House. It is not accidental that both of these names are the primary voices behind the “Russian Hacking Conspiracy“. bob-baer-cnn Those who have followed the intelligence storyline might find the comments last night (video below) by CNN contributor and former CIA official, Bob Baer, very interesting. Ideologically and politically Baer...
  • Russian Warships in Manila

    01/04/2017 5:55:13 AM PST · by takbodan · 8 replies
    The Phillppine Star ^ | 1/3/17 | Patricia Lourdes Viray
    A warship from Russia's Pacific Fleet docked in Manila on Tuesday morning in time for a maritime exercise with the Philippine Navy.
  • 'Russian hacking' in Vermont reportedly triggered by an employee checking his Yahoo account

    01/03/2017 1:03:20 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 3, 2017 | By Michelle Mark
    The suspicious code detected last week on a Vermont utility laptop that prompted fears of a Russian cyberattack was not linked to a Kremlin hacking effort, new evidence suggests. Instead, the internet activity appears to have been caused by a Burlington Electric Department employee checking his Yahoo email account, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing officials close to the investigation. The employee's activity reportedly set off an alert that his computer had connected to a suspicious IP address associated with the Russian hacking operation Grizzly Steppe, which Burlington Electric said it immediately reported to federal authorities. But officials now say...
  • Tucker Carlson DESTROYS Far Left Crank on Russian Hacking 'Scandal'

    01/03/2017 7:26:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/02/17
    Tucker Carlson destroyed far left Philadelphia reporter for his ridiculous Op-ed on Donald Trump and the Russians "hacking" the election. This was an epic takedown!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF785BJR6qs
  • Washington Post Publishes False News Story About Russians Hacking Electrical Grid!

    12/31/2016 9:24:21 PM PST · by catnipman · 34 replies
    Daily Caller [& WaPo] ^ | 12/30/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A story published by The Washington Post Friday claims Russia hacked the electrical grid in Vermont. This caused hysteria on social media but has been denied by a spokesman for a Vermont utility company. The Post story was titled, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.” The story said, “A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.” The Post published the story before being able to get comment from the two utility companies...
  • Russia Mocks Obama's 'Lame Duck' Status After New Sanctions

    12/29/2016 5:23:18 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Russia used social media on Thursday to mock President Obama after he expelled diplomats and imposed a new round of sanctions on the nation. Alleged meddling by Russian intelligence agencies into aspects of the 2016 U.S. president election prompted Mr. Obama to oust 35 Russian suspected spies and hit nine entities and individuals with sanctions. Russia’s U.K. embassy responded by taunting the commander in chief’s “lame duck” status. “President Obama expels [Russian] 35 diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl [sic] [American] people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm,” the embassy tweeted. An...
  • U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, closes two compounds: official

    12/29/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 291 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Yara Bayoumy)
    The United States on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment by Russia against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the Russian diplomats would be given 72 hours to leave the United States. Access to the two compounds will be denied to all Russian officials as of noon on Friday, the official added. "These actions were taken to respond to Russian harassment of American diplomats and actions by the diplomats...
  • The Latest: Russian official rules out terrorism in crash

    12/25/2016 1:10:20 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2016
    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian aircraft with 92 people on board en route to Russia's air base in Syria: A Russian official says the crash of a Russian military passenger plane into the Black Sea could have been caused by a technical malfunction or a crew error, but he believes it could not have been terrorism because the plane was operated by the military. Viktor Ozerov, head of the defense affairs committee at the upper house of Russian parliament, says in remarks carried by the state news agency RIA Novosti that he "totally excludes"...
  • Russian ambassador to Turkey dead after being shot in 'assassination attempt in revenge for Aleppo'

    12/19/2016 9:15:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 256 replies
    Mirror ^ | Updated17:02, 19 DEC 2016 | Chris kitching
    Russia's ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo. The gunman reportedly said in Turkish "We die in Aleppo, you die here" before opening fire and injuring Ambassador Andrei Karlov.
  • Andrey Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey is shot and killed by Turkish police officer

    12/19/2016 10:43:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Video of the moment Russian ambassador was shot in Ankara. feed source was on Twitter.
  • PUTIN TO OBAMA: IF YOU LIE ABOUT ME ONE MORE TIME RUSSIA WILL…

    12/19/2016 5:46:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 119 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 12/16/16 | Martin Walsh
    Vladimir Putin has had enough of being accessed of “hacking the US presidential election.” Putin, obviously well-aware of Hillary, Obama, and the Democrats blaming him for the election hacks, has issued a statement to Obama that should quickly send Obama looking for his safe space. Putin, early Friday morning, said that: “The US must either stop accusing Russia of meddling in its elections or prove it. It is indecent of the United States to groundlessly accuse Russia of intervention in its elections.” “You need to either stop talking about it, or finally show some kind of proof. Otherwise it just...
  • Obama tells NPR "we will" respond to Russian hacking Full Interview

    12/16/2016 8:39:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    President Obama says the United States will respond to Russian cyberattacks that the intelligence community has concluded were part of an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk2LVM4NZys
  • So, the RNC Blocked the Attempted Russian Hack?

    12/16/2016 8:20:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | December 16, 2016 9:37 AM | by RICH LOWRY
    RNC officials, concerned they too might have been compromised, called a private computer security firm, which in turn called the FBI and obtained information about what kinds of malicious emails to look for, the person said. Upon inspection, the RNC found that its electronic filters had blocked emails sent to a former employee matching the description they’d been warned about. The apparently successful blocking of a Russian espionage operation offers one possible explanation why the GOP’s main political organization didn’t suffer the same fate as its Democratic counterpart—a deluge of leaked emails revealing private correspondence and internal strategy.
  • RCIA Director John Brennan is Behind Anti-Russian Rumors, Takes Marching Orders from Obama

    12/15/2016 7:46:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    Author Ed Klein says the rumors of Russian interference in the US election came from John Brennan who is receiving his marching orders from Obama. Edward Klein reported: In telephone conversations with Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey assured the president-elect there was no credible evidence that Russia influenced the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election by hacking the Democratic National Committee and the e-mails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. What’s more, Comey told Trump that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, agreed with this FBI assessment. The only member of the U.S....
  • How Hillary Lost Michigan: Laugh out Loud Worthy

    12/14/2016 7:04:33 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 116 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 14, 2016, 9:37 am | MELISSA MACKENZIE
    Hillary Clinton wants to blame the Russians for her loss. It’s easy to see why... a week-and-a-half out, the Service Employees International Union started hearing anxiety out of Michigan [and] union officials decided to reroute their volunteers... Turn that bus around, the Clinton team ordered SEIU. Those volunteers needed to stay in Iowa to fool Donald Trump into competing there, not drive to Michigan, where the Democrat’s models projected a 5-point win through the morning of Election Day... Michigan operatives relay stories like one about an older woman in Flint who showed up at a Clinton campaign office, asking for...
  • Intelligence Officer Who Personally Met the Democratic Email Leaker Confirms Leaker Is with AMERICAN

    12/13/2016 8:07:17 AM PST · by horsappl · 104 replies
    Craig Murray.org.uk via Zero Hedge ^ | December 12, 2016 | Craig Murray via George Washington
    As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two. I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.
  • Dem Rep on Russian Hacking: 'I Only Know What I'm Reading in the Newspapers'

    12/13/2016 5:57:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The CIA reportedly found that the Russia hacks were part of an effort to help put Donald Trump in the White House, a conclusion that the president-elect strongly rejects.   “Did you hear from intelligence sources that Russia’s intent was to put Donald Trump in the White House?” CNN host Carol Costello asked Engel on Monday.   “I haven’t heard from intelligence sources,” Engel said. “I only know what I’m reading in the newspapers, but intelligence sources have not contacted members of Congress. I’m calling on the intelligence sources to brief the members of Congress to give us a...
  • The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    12/12/2016 7:38:31 AM PST · by baltoga · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/29/2011 | mendofilmfest
    With all this talk about Russian hackers it's time to enjoy a movie classic. Just remember to wear your tin foil hats.
  • HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND: Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists

    12/12/2016 6:43:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 21st October 2016, 10:22 am | BY TOM MICHAEL
    HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists after being abandoned over 70 years ago when crew was poisoned by polar bear meat Ruined bunkers, rusted bullets and even documents among 500 objects found on remote island that may have been used as an outpost to search for mythical treasure trove The mysterious site is located on a remote island in Russian territory – more than 600 miles from the North Pole. Set up in 1942, a year after Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, the military outpost on Alexandra land was christened “Schatzgraber” or...
  • UK Diplomat: I’ve Met the DNC Wikileaks Leaker and the Person Is an Insider – Not Russian

    12/12/2016 3:52:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/16 | Jim Hoft
    As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two. And it should be said again and again, that if Hillary Clinton had not connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie, if she had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie, if she had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton foundation and family members in return for foreign policy influence, if she had not...
  • The Hawk on Russia Policy? Hillary Clinton, Not Donald Trump

    10/22/2016 2:31:46 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 20, 2016 | David E. Sanger
    Hillary Clinton made it abundantly clear Wednesday night that if she defeats Donald J. Trump next month she will enter the White House with the most contentious relationship with Russia of any president in more than three decades, and with a visceral, personal animus toward Vladimir V. Putin, its leader. “We haven’t seen a you-can’t-trust-these-guys tone like this since the days of Ronald Reagan,” said Stephen Sestanovich, who served in President Bill Clinton’s State Department and is the author of “Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama.” “But even that was more a systemic criticism of the Soviet...
  • All-Russian training for civil defense will be held from 4 to 7 October (40 Million citizens)

    Interfax News In Russia 12:21, 2 October 2016 All-Russian training for civil defense will be held from 4 to 7 October Any update from 04:32 → Defense Ministry will form a military rescue regiments in each district Moscow. 2 October. INTERFAX.RU - All-Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will hold a training session for civil defense, which will cover more than 40 million people, according to "Interfax" the director of the Civil Defence Department of the Ministry Oleg Manuilov. "Training will be held from October 4 to 7 will be attended by more than 40 million people, more than 200 thousand professionals rescue...
  • The [Russian]Health Minister reveals that she has saved an airplane passenger.

    09/20/2016 6:10:42 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 5 replies
    The Rossiyskaya Gazeta (In Russian) ^ | 09/20/16 | Vera Chereneva
    The Russian Healthcare Minister Ms Veronika Skvortsova [Veh-rOh-Nee-Kah Skvor-tsOh-vah] told the press about an incident aboard a plane airborne over St.Petersburg. She had to give first aid to a female passenger who passed out. "In minutes after the take off the stewards announced that a passenger had collapsed, and when we approached, we found a 47-y.o. woman who was unconscious and having the symptoms of focal brain injury, thready pulse and undetectable blood pressure. We decided that the patients' state was a sharp deterioration in the cerebral circulation against the background of systemic changes in the hemodynamics. The Minister and...
  • Viking 29031 is the Russian answer to the Land Rover

    09/10/2016 3:14:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    https://recombu.com ^ | 1/27/15 | Ben Griffin
    Off-roaders come in all shapes and sizes these days, ranging from a tiny Suzuki Jimny to a Hummer. Somewhere in between is the mighty Viking 29031.The Viking 29031 is built by a company called Aton Impulse for Russia, a country where it can get so cold your eyelids freeze. So you can understand why it has absolutely massive chunky tyres, rugged looks and a ridiculous amount of ground clearance. Not only that, this Viking warrior has self-inflating tyres and space for up to 850kg of cargo or seven people, making it usable as a rescue or law enforcement vehicle. Did...
  • Hillary Clinton's plane: 5 things to know

    09/09/2016 9:37:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    USA Today Network | September 9, 2016 | Matt Coyne
    Gannett link only as per posting requirementsBrief summary: It's a flying garbage scow
  • Spacewalkers attach docking adapter to space station for commercial vehicles

    Attached to the station’s no-longer-needed shuttle port at the front of the station, the Boeing-built International Docking Adapter will allow spacecraft from both companies to bring crews to the outpost, ending NASA’s sole reliance on Russian Soyuz ferry ships. A second IDA is expected to be attached in 2018. “It is amazing that now we’ve opened up a new chapter in the story of the International Space Station, putting the front door on this for future commercial vehicles,” radioed station commander Jeff Williams, who worked with astronaut Kate Rubins to attach and outfit the IDA. “Congratulations to the entire team.”...
  • Military first for Iran as Russian bombers based on its territory launch air strikes on Syria

    08/16/2016 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/16/16 | Roland Oliphant
    Russian bombers flying from an Iranian airbase have struck targets in Syria, in the first time the Islamic republic has allowed a foreign power to conduct military operations from its territory since the 1979 revolution. Tu-22 long range bombers and SU-34 strike fighters flying from Hamadan airbase in Western Iran struck targets near Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Idlib on Tuesday morning, the Russian ministry of defence said in a statement. “Flying with full bomb loads from Iran’s Hamadan airbase, the aircraft carried out group attacks on Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra positions,” the ministry said. Jabhat al-Nusra is the former...
  • Former CIA Director And Hillary Supporter: "We Should Kill Russians And Iranians Covertly"

    08/09/2016 3:17:06 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last Friday, former deputy and acting director of the CIA, Mike Morell became the latest neocon to join the Hillary bandwagon with a NYT Op-Ed titled "I Ran the C.I.A. Now I'm Endorsing Hillary Clinton" in which he not only praised Hillary but slammed Donald Trump, as follows: "Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president — keeping our nation safe. Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.... In the...
  • Julian Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on US elections

    (CNN)Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers. However, Assange refused to confirm or deny a Russian origin for the mass email leak, saying Wikileaks tries to create ambiguity to protect all its sources. "Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain...
  • Russia doping in Sochi was state-dictated with secret service backing, WADA report finds

    07/19/2016 12:40:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | 07/18/2016
    The Moscow laboratory operated a scheme for the false reporting of positive samples which Richard McClaren called the Disappearing Positive Methodology The Ministry of Sport, the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) and the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the main heir to the Soviet-era KGB, were all involved Russia's Deputy Minister of Sport Yuri Nagornykh was advised of every positive test from 2011 onwards and decided "who would benefit from a cover-up and who would not be protected" Mr Nagornykh used the code word "save" when he wanted an athlete who had tested positive to be protected and "quarantine" for the...
  • VIDEO=> Russian Guard Tackles US Diplomat Spy Outside US Embassy in Moscow

    07/07/2016 2:17:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/7/16 | Jim Hoft
    In March 2009 Hillary Clinton announced that the Obama Adminstration was going to push the reset button with the Russians. Unfortunately, the administration bungled their delivery and spelled out “overcharge” rather than “restart” on their prop. An assistant shows the mock ‘reset’ button that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva in 2009. (AP Photo) Now this… A Russian guard was filmed this week tackling a US diplomat outside the US Embassy in Moscow.
  • Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz'

    06/30/2016 6:58:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    An unnamed Turkish official confirmed for Reuters news agency the attackers' countries of origin after Turkish media reports. Some agencies named one of the men as Osman Vadinov, said to have crossed into Turkey from the IS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria in 2015. Reports that he was a Chechen have been denied by an unnamed police source in the North Caucasus, Russia's Interfax news agency reports. IS has long recruited members from mainly Muslim parts of the former USSR, with at least 2,200 believed to have come from Russia alone, according to a report last year. ... Yildirim said...
  • U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

    06/19/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by traumer · 189 replies
    American and Russian fighter jets had a tense showdown in the skies above Syria as the Russians dropped bombs on U.S.-backed rebels. U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war. The near-clash also highlights the escalating...
  • Obama Warned Against Enabling Enhanced Russian Spying

    06/17/2016 10:02:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    free beacon ^ | 6/17/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    Leading Republicans appealed to President Obama this week to reject Russia’s request to fly surveillance planes with high-powered digital cameras during overflights, warning that the new technology would enable the Kremlin to collect intelligence more effectively. Russia’s failure to comply with some provisions of the Open Skies Treaty, which allows member countries to conduct unarmed aerial observation flights over one another, should preclude Vladimir Putin from using planes with high-tech sensors for the overflights, Reps. Ed Royce (Calif.), Mac Thornberry (Texas), and Devin Nunes (Calif.), all of whom are committee chairs, wrote in a letter to the president. “Given the...
  • Man 'arrested in France for planning attack on tourists'

    06/16/2016 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 Jun 2016 17:59 GMT+02:00
    A 22-year-old radicalized convert to Islam has been arrested in France over suspicions he was planning to attack American and Russian tourists, legal sources said Thursday. The suspect had gone to the southwestern city of Carcassone “with a view to carrying out a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians,” a judicial source said. A source close to the investigation said the suspect was arrested in possession of a knife and a small mallet. …
  • Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship

    06/14/2016 7:08:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | June 12, 2016 | Julie Masis
    Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date...
  • Obama Admin Considers Permitting Advanced Russian Arms Sales to Iran

    05/26/2016 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/26/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. President Barack Obama has the authority under U.S. law to designate as illegal Russia’s contested sale to Iran of the S-300 missile system, an advanced long-range weapon that would boost the Islamic Republic’s regional...
  • Russian subs poised to cut U.S. underwater cables for all comms

    04/20/2016 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 32 replies
    October 27, 2015
    http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/daily-news-article/russian-subs-near-undersea-cables-concerns-u-s/
  • Russia jets make 'simulated attack' passes near U.S. destroyer: U.S.

    04/13/2016 12:57:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2016 | By Phil Stewart
    Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, describing it as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. A Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter also made seven passes around the USS Donald Cook, taking pictures. The nearest Russian territory was about 70 nautical miles away in its enclave...
  • US gears up to fight Russian ‘disinformation’ with… disinformation

    03/27/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 3/27/16 | RT
    Two US senators are proposing legislation to counter, what they consider to be “disinformation” spread by certain foreign media. What better way to kick-start their campaign than by basing their bill on spurious nonsense? Republican Senator Rob Portman and his Democratic colleague Chris Murphy are deeply concerned about foreign “propaganda.” They demand that Uncle Sam throws even more money at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which is already given around $768 million annually. Not content with the EU’s Stratcom East and NATO’s Riga-based communications centre, Portman and Murphy want a new center for Information Analysis and Response to analyze...
  • Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

    02/08/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cns ^ | 02/08/2016 | ap
    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking the launch of the exercise that involves troops of the Southern Military District. The district includes troops stationed in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as well as forces in the North Caucasus and southwestern regions near the border with Ukraine. ... According to Shoigu, who spoke at a meeting with the top military brass, the war games would include redeployment of air force units to advance air bases and bombing runs at shooting ranges. The maneuvers will...