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UK government needed good spy scandal after Brexit fallout – Russian rep to EU

The British government needed “a good old-fashioned spy scandal” amid tensions following Brexit, Russia’s ambassador to the European Union said in the interview to RT. Vladimir Chizhov said that although the UK managed to split the EU on the issue of expelling diplomats, the hysteria has not gripped the business community. London can hardly be satisfied with the outcome of ...

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Russian election boss plans to use blockchain to protect polls against rigging

The head of Russia’s Central Election Commission has revealed plans to introduce a blockchain-based system that would be protected from hacking and rigging, and which would be more convenient for voters. “I will discuss this issue with the president … there is a public demand for it. We have refurbished everything we could before the latest election, but now as ...

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‘Wave of Russian diplomat expulsions is coordinated political warfare against Moscow’

The pressure on Moscow over its alleged footprint in Sergei Skripal’s poisoning, including the coordinated expulsion of diplomats, amounts to “political warfare” against Russia and is a clear case “hysteria,” RT has been told. Retired UK diplomat Peter Ford also thinks it’s the elites clutching onto power as they face more internal opposition. “The scale of it is surprising indeed, but ...

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Entangling alliances or scoring at home? Why US went out of its way with Russian diplomat expulsions

The decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats suggests that President Donald Trump is either following the siren call of ‘entangling alliances,’ or taking the lead in escalating the conflict with Moscow to appease domestic critics. Not only did Trump’s order affect more than twice as many diplomats as the March 14 move by London, it accounts for more than half ...

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US abusing its rights as host country by expelling Russian diplomats at UN – Russia’s UN envoy

Washington has abused its power as the host of the UN headquarters when it moved to expel 12 staffers from Russia’s mission at the UN, Moscow’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said. He called the decision an “extremely unfriendly” step. “The expulsion of Russian diplomats as well as other recent unfriendly steps, such as restriction of access to Russian diplomatic property, visa ...

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Did US even bother to justify Russian UN staff expulsion? ‘Too sensitive’ to comment, UN says

The UN declined to comment on the legality of Washington’s move to expel 12 Russian staff working there, saying only that it had been “notified.” The US envoy to Russia hinted they hadn’t even sent notification in advance. Speaking to reporters, the UN spokesman declined to comment on the US move to expel 12 Russian diplomats from the permanent mission ...

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Austria refuses to expel Russian diplomats as EU countries jump on UK-led bandwagon

Vienna chose not to expel Russian diplomats as a response to the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying it wants to keep dialogue with Moscow open. Some European opposition figures say the move will only create problems. Despite more than a dozen European nations expelling Russian diplomats over the Skripal case, not every nation or politician is on board. ...

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US expulsion of Russian diplomats is ‘declaration of war’ – George Galloway to RT

British politician, broadcaster, and writer George Galloway has slammed Donald Trump’s decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats and close the Russian consulate in Seattle. Galloway regards it as tantamount to a “declaration of war.” Galloway contrasted the US’ actions with those of EU member states. Those EU countries who rushed to follow the lead of Britain and the US in ...

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'Which would you shut?' Russian DC embassy polls Twitter as Moscow mulls consulate closure response

Donald Trump’s closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle has prompted a tongue-in-cheek tweet from the Russian embassy in Washington. It’s asking followers which US diplomatic post they’d choose to shut, given the choice. The tweet includes a poll which gives three choices – the US consulates in St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, or Vladivostok. At the time of publishing, almost 3,000 ...

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Grand Theft Auto no longer a game, as Russian MP proposes stricter laws

A Russian lawmaker has proposed the abolition of grand theft auto as a separate criminal offence, saying that it maintains a legal loophole that allows offenders to avoid severe penalties. The proposal has been drafted by MP Oleg Nilov (Fair Russia) and seeks to address a longstanding legislative controversy, which imposes a lighter punishment on motor-vehicle theft than the theft ...

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