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Lib Dem leader baits US by urging it to help him win Russian election

The leader of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, said he won’t believe the claims of Russian meddling in the US election unless the Americans help him win the March 18 presidential vote in Russia. “If they [the US] think that we [Russia] really somehow interfered in their election through social networks, let them now use the social networks ...

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Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. Yesterday its UK policy director Simon Milner wrote to a parliamentary committee that’s been conducting a wide-ranging enquiry into fake news — and whose chair has been witheringly critical of Facebook and ...

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Russian Embassy ridicules Facebook’s reopening of probe into Brexit fake news link

The Russian Embassy to the UK quoted Albert Einstein to mock social media giant Facebook, and their re-investigation into whether Russia used their site to spread fake news during the Brexit referendum. In aid of an Electoral Commission investigation, last month Facebook announced that a meager 70p ($ 0.97) had been spent by a Russian-based company called ‘Internet Research Agency’. ...

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Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. Yesterday its UK policy director Simon Milner wrote to a parliamentary committee that’s been conducting a wide-ranging enquiry into fake news — and whose chair has been witheringly critical of Facebook and ...

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Get out the way: Russian warplanes land on highway as part of tactical drill (VIDEO)

Russia’s military turned a highway into a runway for its fighter jets and bombers so that pilots could train landing on unprepared surfaces. Traffic on a federal highway in Russia’s Rostov region was temporarily halted for the tactical flight training of the mixed aviation unit of the army Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District. Pilots of ...

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Vancouver summit on N. Korea failed to provide alternative to Russian & Chinese proposals – Moscow

The joint US-Canada summit is just a “heavy-handed attempt” to undermine the decisions of the UNSC, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said. It added that the meeting failed to provide an alternative to the Russian-Chinese initiative. Read more Participants at the Vancouver summit failed to provide any alternative to the existing Chinese-Russian roadmap for easing the Korean knot, the ministry said ...

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Russian priest handed 14yr prison term for molesting girls at summer camps

A Russian priest has been found guilty of sexually abusing underage girls at Orthodox summer camps in Russia and Greece. He was sentenced to 14 years in a maximum security prison. A court in the Leningrad region found Gleb Grozovsky, 38, guilty of molesting three underage girls. It has been reportedthat the court included the time he has already served ...

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Fake Russian avant-garde? Art experts say Belgian museum exhibited ‘questionable’ works

A group of art experts have accused a leading Belgian museum of staging an exhibition featuring ‘highly questionable’ works, purportedly by Russian avant garde artists. The Russian Modernism exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent claims to have 26 previously unseen works by leading artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Alexander Rodchenko.However a group of art ...

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Williams confirms signing of F1’s only Russian driver

Formula One constructors Williams have confirmed rookie Sergey Sirotkin will join their racing team for the upcoming season, making him the solitary current Russian F1 driver and only the third in the sport’s history. Moscow-born Sirotkin will partner with 19-year-old Lance Stroll in the youngest line-up in the sport, completing the 20-man driver roster. The 22-year-old Sirotkin is thought to ...

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Dramatic moment RAF fighter jets intercept Russian bombers over North Sea (VIDEO)

Dramatic footage has emerged of two Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets scrambling to intercept Russian bombers that were seen flying near British airspace. It emerges as the UK government claims such threats are “intensifying.” The video, released by the Ministry of Defense, shows two 1,500mph jets flying alongside one of the Russian TU-160 Blackjacks. The two supersonic strategic bombers ...

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