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‘Russians are coming for the Boy Scouts’ says professor in warning to Americans

Not content with (alleged) efforts to destroy US democracy through election interference in 2016, Russia is now “likely” targeting American civic society groups like the Boy Scouts and local charities, a professor has suggested. “It may be hard to imagine Russia going after the Boy Scouts,” Susan Landau, a professor at Tufts University, wrote in an essay published by The ...

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Majority of Russians support liability for internet ‘reposts’ of extremist material

Over half of all Russians think that internet users must bear responsibility for sharing and reposting extremist material, and a third of them supported punishing reposters to the same extent as the original authors. In a recent poll, researchers from the Public Opinion think tank asked Russians if they thought it right that the law orders responsibility both for original ...

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US dollar and rouble equally attractive to Russians as means of savings poll shows

About a quarter of Russians said they prefer to keep savings in US dollars but almost an equal share of population said that they consider Russia’s rouble stable enough for this purpose, according to a recent online poll. The research, conducted by the Russian job search portal Rabota.ru earlier this month, also showed that 82 percent of the Russian public ...

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What did Angela see? Russians ridicule Merkel for spying on ‘Putin’s base’ with large binoculars

The Russian internet was amused by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stop for a glance at a Russian military base through a pair of large binoculars during her visit to Georgia. Some said she should quit being shy and come visit. Footage of Merkel, attentively gazing with binoculars, was captured on Friday during the chancellor’s visit to Georgia. In a small ...

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Majority of Russians oppose decriminalization of domestic violence, poll shows

Over half of the Russian public believes that domestic violence should be treated as a criminal offence and only a quarter of Russians support the recent decriminalization of first-time offenders. On Tuesday Russian think tank Public Opinion Endowment released the results of the poll on attitudes to the decriminalization of domestic violence. The poll revealed that 55 percent of Russians ...

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Two thirds of Russians believe secret groups conspiring to rewrite history & harm nation

About two thirds of Russians think there are certain groups seeking to rewrite the history of their country in a bid to undermine traditional values and promote tolerance to “non-traditional” sexual relations. Russian state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM reported on Monday that a recent poll had shown that 66 percent of the country’s population believe in the existence of ...

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Not just Russians: China, North Korea, Iran may target US elections, Bolton says without proof

The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence. “I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling, and North Korean meddling that we’re taking steps to try to prevent it, so it’s ...

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More than a quarter of Russians supportive of Prague Spring suppression by Soviets

About a quarter of Russians believe the Soviet authorities were right to order the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring uprising with military force – while 13 percent feel the actions were a mistake, a recent poll has shown. According to the results of the research conducted by the Public Opinion endowment, 34 percent of Russians understand the history of ...

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Hacker kids poke hole in MSM narrative that it’s Russians who are the US election threat

Ahead of the US midterms in November, the MSM has talked at length about a Russian hacking threat. Meanwhile, a competition in Las Vegas shows that when it comes to interfering with a US election, even a child can do it. Hosted by technology non-profit R00tz Asylum, the competition was held on the sidelines of the annual Def Con hacking ...

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The Russians are coming… to hit Florida's midterms, Democratic senator claims

Florida election officials say they have “zero information” about a threat of Russian hacking in the midterm election, after Senator Bill Nelson claimed the Ruskies have already penetrated the election systems of some counties. Nelson, the lone statewide elected Democrat in Republican-dominated Florida, is facing a tough electoral battle against Governor Rick Scott, who is term-limited and wants to take ...

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