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  • Kremlin Won't Comment on Beating of Prisoner by Kadyrov's Teenage Son

    09/26/2023 7:23:22 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 19 replies
    US News ^ | 9/26/2023 | Reuters
    President Vladimir Putin's spokesman refused to comment on Tuesday on the beating of a prisoner by the teenaged son of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, an incident that drew condemnation even from some pro-Kremlin hardliners. Kadyrov said on Monday he was proud of his son Adam, 15, for the attack on Nikita Zhuravel, a Russian man accused of burning the Koran, and posted a video of the beating. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters at the start of his daily briefing that he would not be commenting on the incident. When asked why, he said: "I don't want to." In the...
  • Chechen Leader Praises Son for Beating up Prisoner

    09/26/2023 4:12:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Euronews ^ | 26/09/2023 | Rory Elliott Armstrong
    After posting a video on Telegram, Ramzan Kadyrov said he was “proud” of his son for assaulting a man accused of burning the Quran. The leader of Russia's Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Monday he was pleased with his son for beating a prisoner accused of burning the Quran. Kadyrov posted his comments on Telegram along with a video of a young man dressed in khaki kicking and slapping a man in a chair, before throwing him to the ground. The 46-year-old, often referred to as "Putin's mad dog", said he released the video to clear up any doubts...
  • Putin’s Attack Dog’ Kadyrov Reportedly in Critical Condition ‘SERIOUS’ The ardent Kremlin loyalist reportedly fell into a coma

    09/15/2023 10:48:19 AM PDT · by dennisw · 37 replies
    Beast ^ | Updated Sep. 15, 2023 | Shannon Vavra
    before his condition drastically “worsened,” according to Ukrainian intelligence. The leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, is reported to be in critical condition, according to Ukrainian military intelligence. “The information is confirmed by various sources in the medical and political circles,” Andriy Yusov, a representative of Ukraine’s military intelligence branch, told Obozrevatel, which first reported the news. “There is information that the war criminal Kadyrov is in a serious condition and the diseases that were there have worsened and caused such a serious condition.” His ill-health is not due to an injury, Yusov added. “It is not about injuries. Other details...
  • Tucker Carlson claims US HATES Russia because it's a 'Christian' country

    08/30/2023 2:15:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 115 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 30 | By LEWIS PENNOCK
    Tucker Carlson has claimed the United States 'hates' Russia because 'it's a Christian country' - amid claims in Moscow that he's trying to land an interview with Vladimir Putin. The former Fox News star told MCC Feszt, a social, political and cultural festival in Hungary, that Russia is like Hungary in that both are nations 'built on Christian precepts'. 'That is enough to incite our policy makers in the United States and that is exactly why they hate Russia,' he said. Carlson told the audience at the festival - which ran through the final weekend of July - that he...
  • African military regimes are chasing China out of Africa

    11/29/2021 7:24:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 54 replies ^ | November 3, 202 | by Sanbeer Singh Ranhotra
    For quite a long time now, China has been behaving like a power that owns Africa and all its resources. Having debt trapped countries, the red rogue nation has been looking to seize control of their strategic assets, with the ultimate goal of establishing bases for itself across the continent. China has been pursuing a neo-colonial agenda for quite some time, but countries of Africa are now coming together to kick China out of the continent. An interesting phenomenon is beginning to make a comeback in Africa. The vast continent is no novice when it comes to military rule and...
  • Wagner Head Taunts U.S. Over Niger Talks

    08/08/2023 5:41:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Aug 8, 2023 | Jon Jackson
    Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin on Tuesday mocked the United States after a senior U.S. diplomat met with members of the military junta in Niger. "The U.S. is trying to keep the Wagner group out of Niger," Prigozhin said in a message posted on Telegram, according to translations in Russian media. "'Heavy artillery' is being brought in for this. Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is in a country that defeated colonialism under Russian flags." Prigozhin directly referenced Nuland's quote about the "risks to their sovereignty" in relation to Wagner and praised his fighters. "I am proud of the...
  • Video shows missile smoke trail as plane allegedly carrying Prigozhin falls from sky

    08/23/2023 6:56:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 08/23/2023
    Video showing what appears to be the trail of an anti-aircraft missile, as a business plane allegedly carrying Wagner chief Yegveny Prigozhin falls from the sky.There is no still no official confirmation if Prigozhin was on the plane, where he was listed as a passenger.⚡️ Самолёт, который разбился в Тверской области, принадлежит Евгению Пригожину, утверждают издание Baza и журналистка Ксения Собчак. На борту бизнес-джета Embraer, как утверждается, были 7 человек, они погибли.
  • Neo-Nazi Wagner Co-Founder Among Others on Board Crashed Prigozhin Plane

    08/23/2023 5:08:04 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 77 replies
    Messenger ^ | 8/23/2023 | Scott McDonald
    Wagner Group commander Dmitry Utkin was reportedly among the 10 people killed in a plane crash north of Moscow that also is believed to have claimed the life of Yevgeny Prigozhin. Utkin, a former Russian military intelligence officer, has Nazi tattoos on his body. He helped co-found the militant group and came up with the name “Wagner,” which derived from Adolf Hilter’s favorite composer, Richard Wagner. According to reports, Utkin and Prigozhin were just two of Wagner's top men who were listed as passengers on the flight.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Expert warns fake Prigozhin body double may be on board crashed jet

    08/23/2023 3:39:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 23 Aug 2023 | Charlie Jones
    Anyone rejoicing that Wagner Boss Yevgeny Prigozhin may have died in a fiery plane crash should hold back on the fireworks as one expert has warned it could have been a body double aboard the plane. The notorious mercenary boss, whose gang of blood thirsty soldiers has been blamed for warcrimes from Ukraine to Mali, is 'feared' dead in a plane crash along with 10 people on board. The Russian Civil Aviation Authority tonight offically claimed Prigozhin and his right hand man Dmitry Utkin were on board the plane, while the Wagner-affiliated Grey Zone Telegram channel also said their leader's...
  • Prigozhin Killed in Russian Plane Crash

    08/23/2023 3:03:05 PM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/23/2023 | Trofimov
    Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed Wednesday after a plane he was aboard crashed northwest of Moscow, according to Russian authorities. Prigozhin led a short-lived mutiny attempt against the Kremlin in June. Photo: Russian Investigative Committee Handout/Shutterstock…
  • Biden suggests Putin could be behind Russian plane crash

    08/23/2023 1:35:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 186 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/2023 | Alex Gangitano
    President Biden on Wednesday suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin could be behind the plane crash in Russia that had Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin listed as a passenger. “There’s not much that happens in Russia that Putin’s not behind,” Biden told reporters. President Biden on Wednesday suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin could be behind the plane crash in Russia that had Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin listed as a passenger. “There’s not much that happens in Russia that Putin’s not behind,” Biden told reporters.
  • Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin presumed dead after Russia plane crash

    08/23/2023 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 65 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/23/23 | By Frank Gardner, security correspondent, & Robert Greenall
    Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list of a jet which crashed killing all on board, Russia's civil aviation authority has said. Earlier, Wagner-linked Telegram channel Grey Zone reported that the private plane, which belonged to Prigozhin, was shot down by air defences. It was flying from Moscow to St Petersburg, with seven passengers and three crew.
  • Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin on passenger list of plane that crashed

    08/23/2023 10:31:01 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 23rd, 2023 | Mark Osborne
    Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list of a plane that crashed in Russia's Tver region on Wednesday, according to the press service of the Federal Air Transport Agency . Ten people were killed in the crash, but it is not yet clear whether he was actually on board the plane.
  • Yevgeny Prigozhin dies in plane crash

    08/23/2023 10:19:43 AM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 118 replies
    FT ^ | 08/23/2023 | Max Seddon
    A plane carrying notorious warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose Wagner group launched a failed coup against president Vladimir Putin in June, has crashed on a flight from Moscow to St Petersburg. All 10 people on the plane, including three crew members, died in the crash, Russia’s emergency ministry said, according to state newswire RIA Novosti. Russian officials said a man with Prigozhin’s name was among the passengers, without elaborating further.
  • Wagner boss Prigozhin killed in plane crash in Russia

    08/23/2023 10:17:37 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 54 replies
    Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in plane crash in Russia, with nine other people on board also dead
  • Private plane believed to be transporting Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin crashes in Russia

    08/23/2023 10:16:52 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 42 replies
    A private plane believed to be transporting Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has crashed in Russia.
  • Lukashenko boots Wagner out of Belarus

    08/13/2023 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies ^ | August 11, 2023 | Ben Aris
    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has reportedly kicked the Wagner PMC out of Belarus, after refusing to finance the Russian mercenaries. (snip) But reports have now emerged suggesting Lukashenko has refused to finance their stay in the country and the mercenaries are being 'bussed' back to Russia for a “vacation.” According to the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, operations to remove all Wagner Group men began earlier in the month, with a second phase to remove the rest going into effect this weekend. Wagner’s services don’t come cheap. Putin recently admitted that the Kremlin has spent around $1bn on the private military company...
  • Vladimir Putin accuses the west of 'outright satanism' in fiery speech after annexing four Ukrainian regions

    07/22/2023 7:40:40 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 110 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10/1/22 | Miriah Davis
    Vladimir Putin has accused the West of "outright satanism" during a 37-minute tirade at a ceremony announcing the annexation of four Ukrainian territories. The Russian President and leaders of the four regions signed treaties to annex Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia - a move that has been dismissed as a "sham" by Ukraine and Western nations.During the 37-minute speech Putin said the West had no right to speak of democracy and that Western nations were acting like the imperialist states they had "always been"."The dictatorship of the Western elites is directed against all societies, including the peoples of the Western...
  • Chechen leader's 'dear' nephew made head of seized Danone subsidiary in Russia

    07/19/2023 9:34:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 July 2023 | Guy Faulconbridge
    A nephew of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has been appointed the new head of Russia's Danone subsidiary (DANO.PA) after the Kremlin ordered the state to take temporary control of the French yoghurt maker's business in Russia. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, many Western companies have fled Russia and some assets have been put under state management, with close allies of President Vladimir Putin gaining day-to-day control. Many investors say a new generation of tycoons is being created in Russia. Loyalty to the Kremlin is rewarded with effective control over assets that garner significant cash-flow and have major growth potential.
  • Female Russian journalist Elena Milashina has hair shaved off, fingers broken and head doused with green dye in horrific attack while heading to human rights court case in Chechnya

    07/04/2023 8:27:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/23 | Elena Salvoni, Will Stewart
    A leading Russian investigative journalist has been brutally attacked on a working trip to Chechnya - a republic of Russia governed by close Vladimir Putin ally Ramzan Kadyrov who had previously described the reporter as a 'terrorist'. Elena Milashina, 45, and lawyer Alexander Nemov - who was also savagely beaten - were stopped by armed and masked men as they arrived in the regional capital Grozny to attend a court case linked to human right abuses. The pair received death threats and had guns pointed at their heads, according to reports, while Milashina's head was shaved and her fingers broken...