Tag: Russia

When Kremlin’s foxes in blue helmets want to guard the henhouse

When Kremlin’s foxes in blue helmets want to guard the henhouse

| June 4, 2020

Long-time Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured) expressed the necessity to raise the capabilities of CSTO peacekeepers so that they could become a part of the United Nations Peacekeeping, writes Zintis Znotiņš. The CSTO was established shortly after the collapse of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact in order to maintain a counterforce to […]

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Latest retreat by Swiss prosecutors in high profile money laundering case raises key administration of justice questions: are they up to the job?

Latest retreat by Swiss prosecutors in high profile money laundering case raises key administration of justice questions: are they up to the job?

| June 4, 2020

Swiss legal authorities have been forced into a climbdown over one of the country’s highest-profile money laundering cases, an investigation focused on the alleged theft of $176 million from Russia’s Otkritie bank, writes James Wilson. It has been reported that the three defendants have been offered four and five month suspended sentences by prosecutors and […]

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Geopolitical competition logic as seen from US-Soviet Union differences

Geopolitical competition logic as seen from US-Soviet Union differences

| June 4, 2020

Under the backdrop of rising anti-globalization sentiments, the COVID-19 pandemic further deteriorates the international geopolitical environment. A prominent example of this is the US-China relations that are in the danger escalating into a full-blown conflict, writes He Jun. Ever since President Donald Trump took office, trade deficit and tariff-related issues were often cited as the […]

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From a typist to a dollar millionaire:  how a former resident of Kharkiv became one of the richest women in #Russia and #Ukraine

From a typist to a dollar millionaire: how a former resident of Kharkiv became one of the richest women in #Russia and #Ukraine

A new name, Liudmyla Burlakova (Marchenko – pictured right), has begun to appear in the rankings of Russia’s richest women recently. She is credited with owning hundreds of millions of dollars in wealth. But the most interesting thing in this story is that Liudmyla is a citizen of Ukraine with a life rich in criminal […]

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Fresh concerns raised over #COVID-19 disinformation

Fresh concerns raised over #COVID-19 disinformation

| May 29, 2020

Fresh concern has been raised about the spread of disinformation and propaganda during the COVID-19 crisis. Russia and China, in particular, have come under the spotlight for allegedly disseminating “fake news” about the pandemic. The issue was the focus of an online debate on Thursday organised by the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with […]

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#Russia vs #China

#Russia vs #China

| May 25, 2020

Co-operation between Russia and China has deep historical roots, and its earliest manifestations can be found already during the Chinese civil war. It seems that both countries should be most united by their communist ideology, but the ambitions of their leaders and the willingness to be the first and the most powerful was in fact […]

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Russian expert: ‘Moscow #Coronavirus data is sound’

Russian expert: ‘Moscow #Coronavirus data is sound’

| May 18, 2020

“The coronavirus situation in Moscow is transparent, so accusing Russia of hiding statistics is absurd,” said Academic Secretary of the Department of Medical Sciences, Director of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Organization and Informatization of Public Health Vladimir Starodubov.  Speaking exclusively to EU Reporter, Starodubov’s reaction comes after the Financial Times reported that the […]

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