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Rob Lister
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i think there's some esoteric tradition in that ruckus.
Witness
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Nikolai Glushkov: Putin critic 'strangled in London home by third party'

A Russian exile was strangled in his own home by a third party, a coroner has ruled.

Businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found dead in New Malden in south-west London in March 2018.

West London Coroner's Court heard there was evidence to suggest his death was made to look like a suicide and there had been "third-party involvement".

Senior coroner Chinyere Inyama ruled that Mr Glushkov was unlawfully killed.

Mr Glushkov fled Russia after being accused of fraud during his time as deputy director of the Aeroflot airline, and was granted political asylum in the UK in 2010.

In 2017, during a trial in absentia, he was sentenced to eight years by a Russian court after being convicted of stealing £87m from the airline.

Mr Glushkov, 68, had been due to attend the Commercial Court in London to defend himself on 12 March, the day his body was discovered by his daughter, Natalia.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-56695489
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Russian magazine raided, journalists charged by authorities

The office of a Russian magazine for students was raided and several of its editors were temporarily detained by authorities on Wednesday morning, after the publication expressed its support for jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, according to DOXA magazine.
The homes of four editors and some of their family members were searched, DOXA said in an official statement published on their website.
According to DOXA, phones and laptops were seized during the searches and journalists Armen Aramyan, Alla Gutnikova, Vladimir Metelkin and Natalia Tyshkevich were taken by the Russian Investigative Committee for questioning. All four journalists have now been charged for inciting minors to protest, said DOXA, which also rejected the allegation.

"There were no calls to illegal actions in our video -- we said that young people should not be afraid to express their opinions," DOXA's statement read. Agora, the legal organization representing the four journalists, referred CNN to DOXA's statement.
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/15/euro ... index.html
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Missing Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Navalny reappears after 3 days -agencies

A Siberian doctor who treated poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last year reappeared on Monday after being reported missing while on a hunting trip, Russian news agencies cited the regional government as saying.

A search was launched in the forests of the Omsk region, about 2,200 km (1,370 miles) east of Moscow, after physician Alexander Murakhovsky left a forest hunting base in an all-terrain vehicle on Friday.

Murakhovsky exited the forest himself and made contact with residents of the village of Basly, RIA news agency quoted the Omsk regional government as saying.

He was in "normal condition" though was being examined at Bolsheukovsky District Hospital as a precaution, RIA cited the authorities as saying.

Murakhovsky was head doctor at the hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk that treated Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic, after he collapsed on a flight last year.
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-05-10/

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Russia school shooting: At least eight killed in Kazan attack

A former pupil attacked the secondary school in Tatarstan, central Russia, early on Tuesday morning
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 45362.html
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Russia gives Google 24 hours to delete banned content

Russia's communications watchdog on Monday gave Google 24 hours to delete what it called prohibited content or be fined and said Moscow could eventually slow down the company's traffic in the country.

Russia has already placed a punitive slowdown on U.S. social network Twitter for not deleting banned content, part of a push by Moscow to rein in Western tech giants and beef up what it calls its internet "sovereignty".

The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said it had sent more than 26,000 calls to Google to remove illegal information, including videos containing information on drugs or violence and material from what it called extremist organisations.

Google will be fined between 800,000 roubles and 4 million roubles ($10,800-$54,000) if it does not restrict access to the banned information, Roskomnadzor said.

A repeat offence would be punishable by a fine of up to 10% of the company's total annual revenue, it said.
https://www.reuters.com/technology/russ ... 021-05-24/





Meanwhile in Belarus:

Lithuania launches terrorism investigation into the plane diversion


https://i.imgur.com/cQJSMM6.jpg


Belarus expels Latvian ambassador, all embassy staff - agency

Belarus points to Hamas bomb threat in plane diversion, Hamas rejects claim
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Witness wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 12:00 am Belarus points to Hamas bomb threat in plane diversion, Hamas rejects claim
Bomb threat cited by Belarus was sent after plane was diverted - Swiss email provider

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bomb threat cited by Belarusian authorities as the reason for forcing a Ryanair jetliner carrying a dissident journalist to land in Minsk was sent after the plane was diverted, privacy-focused email provider Proton Technologies AG said on Thursday.

The Belarusian authorities said they ordered the plane, which was in their airspace on its way from Greece to Lithuania, to land in the Belarusian capital on Sunday because of a bomb threat from the Islamist militant group Hamas.

Journalist Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega were arrested when the plane landed.

Hamas denied having any knowledge or connection to any bomb threat and European leaders have accused Belarus of state-sponsored piracy.

On Wednesday, the London-based research group Dossier Center published what it said was an email carrying the purported Hamas threat from someone calling themselves Ahmed Yurlanov. The email appeared to have been sent 24 minutes after the Belarusian authorities warned the plane's crew there was a bomb threat.
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Proton declined to comment on specifics of the email, saying that its encryption made it impossible to “access or verify the contents of the message.”

“However, we are able to see when the message was sent, and we can confirm that the message in question was sent after the plane was redirected,” the Swiss company said in a statement.

It added that “we have not seen credible evidence that the Belarusian claims are true and we will support European authorities in their investigations upon receiving a legal request.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bela ... SKCN2D81HN
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https://i.imgur.com/eUa1DKO.jpg

Democracy!
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Are you saying Germany is not a democracy?
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Witness wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:37 am https://i.imgur.com/eUa1DKO.jpg

Democracy!
Is that joe and vlad outside a Swiss bank? Probably both joking about having accounts there as “the big guy”
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↑ Sadly no, it's the entrance to the villa in the Parc Lagrange in Geneva:

https://i.imgur.com/d4l7fJI.jpg