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#Kazakhstan – Reaching out to Central Asian neighbours

#Kazakhstan – Reaching out to Central Asian neighbours

| December 9, 2019

Despite its regional outreach, Kazakhstan’s diplomatic priority will remain Russia, China, and Europe. Annette Bohr Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakh Majilis Chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin and ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev at an inauguration ceremony in parliament. Photo: Pavel Aleksandrov\TASS via Getty Images. Leaders of the resource-rich Central Asian region […]

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Scotland Yard to question Russian oligarch #VladimirGusinsky over money laundering allegations

Scotland Yard to question Russian oligarch #VladimirGusinsky over money laundering allegations

| December 5, 2019

Scotland Yard detectives are scoping an investigation into a London based Russian oligarch over alleged links to money laundering.Officers were brought into the inquiry after detailed financial information was passed to the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).The NCA leads the fight against money laundering both at home and abroad – writes Philip Braund. It’s alleged […]

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How are the Russian raiders doing this?

How are the Russian raiders doing this?

| December 3, 2019

One curious case about the real estate in Moscow, London and Dubai and the liquidated trading company A few weeks ago an article came out in Russia. Its title sounds unclear: ‘The perdimonocle’s effect. The raiders among us’. The ‘perdimonocle’ is a Russian version of the French phrase ‘perdu monocle’ which means ‘to drop a […]

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Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’ – experts

Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’ – experts

| December 3, 2019

The leak and distribution of classified British-US trade documents online resembles a disinformation campaign uncovered this year that originated in Russia, according to experts who say it could signal foreign interference in Britain’s election, writes Jack Stubbs. The opposition Labour Party said on 27 November that the classified documents, which first appeared online on 21 […]

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#Russia – MEPs urge end to illegitimate prosecution of Lithuanian judges

#Russia – MEPs urge end to illegitimate prosecution of Lithuanian judges

| December 3, 2019

Russia should stop illegitimately prosecuting Lithuanian judges and EU countries should refuse any legal assistance, says the European Parliament. In the text adopted by 493 votes in favour, 43 against and 86 abstentions on Thursday, MEPs call on Russia to end the politically motivated prosecution of Lithuanian judges and prosecutors who found 67 Russian, Belarussian […]

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Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

| November 29, 2019

Following yesterday’s startling and incoherent decision by Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers to dismiss the President of Energoatom Mr Yuri Nedashkovsky by a cavalier show of hands, workers of the company immediately staged a protest outside the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection on Kreshchatyk in Central Kyiv.  The protestors demanded that Minister Orzhel should stop […]

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#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

| November 28, 2019

Mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner (pictured), among which are also snipers from Latvia, allegedly tortured and murdered a Syrian man and desecrated his corpse. Several of the mercenaries have been identified by the independent media outlet Novaya Gazeta, writes Sandis Tocs. In summer 2017, a video circulated the web depicting several Russian-speaking armed men, presumably Wagner mercenaries, beating a man […]

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