Posts Tagged ‘Kremlin’

Apple, Google Cave To Kremlin, Remove Opposition App As Russian Voting Begins

MOSCOW (AP) — Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google on Friday removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened for three days of balloting in Russia’s parliamentary election. Unexpectedly long lines formed at some polling places, and independent media suggested this […]

Kremlin looks to avert damaging investigations by classifying sensitive data

Undermined for years by embarrassing revelations into supposedly secret operations, the Kremlin has moved to firewall large swathes of data broadly related to the military, high-tech and space industries. Late on Monday, the FSB, Russia’s security agency, announced anyone caught “collecting information” in 61 categories risked being declared a “foreign agent.” The list of newly […]

Kremlin critic Navalny implores court to halt ‘torture’ checks in prison

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny implored a Russian court on Monday to halt the hourly nighttime checks he says he’s been subjected to in prison, amounting them to torture. In a video appearance from his penal colony, Navalny argued he had done nothing that would warrant his designation as a flight risk that has resulted […]

Kremlin regiment hosts changing-of-the-guard ceremony

Russia’s presidential regiment, a prestigious regiment responsible for keeping watch over the Kremlin in Moscow, hosts a changing of the guard ceremony. The traditional display resumed this year after a year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic and was accompanied by music performed by the Kremlin orchestra. The ceremony, held on Cathedral Square inside the […]

Queen Elizabeth’s Cousin Accused Of Willingness To Sell Kremlin Access

LONDON (AP) — An investigative report by British media said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, was willing to use his royal status for personal profit and to seek favors from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The undercover investigation by the Sunday Times and Channel 4 saw reporters posing as investors of […]

Doctor who treated Kremlin critic Navalny goes missing, police say

A Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he collapsed on a flight in Russia last year has gone missing, Russian police said on Sunday. Police in the Omsk region, about 2,200 km (1,370 miles) east of Moscow, said physician Alexander Murakhovsky had left a hunting base in a forest on an all-terrain […]

Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Transferred To Hospital

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, to a hospital. The announcement comes two days after Navalny’s physician said his health was deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic […]

Daughter of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he needs a doctor

MOSCOW – The daughter of hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called on Russian authorities on Sunday to allow a doctor to treat her father in prison, a day after a group of medical professionals warned he is at risk of kidney failure. Navalny, a fierce opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, started refusing food on […]

Kremlin opponent Navalny says he’s detained in ‘concentration camp’

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny compared his detention conditions to those of a “concentration camp” in an Instagram post on Monday. “I must admit that the Russian prison system managed to surprise me. I did not think it was possible to build a concentration camp just 100 kilometres away from Moscow,” the post read. “Three […]

Kremlin critic Navalny: I being held in a prison camp in Vladimir region

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s Instagram account confirmed on Monday that the jailed opposition politician is being held in a prison camp in Russia’s Vladimir region northeast of Moscow known for its strict regime. Navalny‘s precise location had been unknown after his legal team said last week that he had been moved from the nearby Kolchugino […]

Kremlin downplays impact of sanctions imposed by US and EU over Navalny but will retaliate

The Kremlin on Wednesday played down the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union over Moscow’s treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, but said it would retaliate with reciprocal measures. In President Joe Biden‘s most direct challenge yet to the Kremlin, the United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions to punish […]

Kremlin critic Navalny to spend two years and eight months in jail

 A Russian court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday in a ruling which the opposition politician blamed on what he called President Vladimir Putin’s hatred and fear of him. The Moscow court handed Navalny a three-and-a-half-year sentence but his lawyer said the anti-corruption blogger would serve only two years and eight months in jail because […]

Moscow Court Orders Kremlin Critic Navalny To Prison

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to more than 2 1/2 years in prison on charges that he violated the terms of his probation while he was recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who is the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, had earlier denounced […]

With “Biden” in the White House, the Kremlin now needs to change gear

ٍSource • JANUARY 27, 2021 First, a clarification. When I speak of “Biden” I don’t mean the fungus (to use Tom Luongo’s apt expression) which was recently planted in the White House, I am referring to the “collective Biden” which I defined here https://thesaker.is/terminology/ . With this caveat, now let’s see why Russia might want to change gears in 2021. […]

Russian Police Arrest More Than 1,600 At Rallies In Support Of Kremlin Critic Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Protests erupted in cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 1,600 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsius (minus-58 Fahrenheit). In Moscow, thousands of demonstrators filled Pushkin Square […]

Alexei Navalny: Russian court jails Kremlin critic for 30 days

A Russian court has sentenced Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to 30 days in prison, pending a trial, a speedy judgment following an unprecedented, ad-hoc one day hearing which seemed to ignore most aspects of law and process. The hearing, in a police station, started earlier on Monday, less than 24 hours after Mr Navalny had […]

West to Russia: Free Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Moscow pushes back

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday urged Russians to take to the streets in protest at his treatment in a video clip released after a judge ordered he be remanded in pre-trial detention for 30 days.”Don’t be afraid, take to the streets. Don’t go out for me, go out for yourself and your future,” […]

Kremlin critic Navalny arrested after landing in Moscow

The prison service made the announcement after the flight carrying Navalny landed in the Russian capital, though at a different airport than had been scheduled. It was a possible attempt to outwit journalists and supporters who wanted to witness Navalny’s return. Russia’s prison service last week issued a warrant for his arrest, saying he had […]

Ally of poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny jailed in Moscow for extremism

Pavel Zelensky, a member of the Anti-Corruption Foundation team of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, was jailed by a Moscow court on Saturday until February 28 on charges of inciting extremism on the internet, according to a court statement.His detention by the Presnensky District Court comes a day before Navalny’s planned return to Russia since being […]

DNI Ratcliffe Blasts Adam Schiff For Saying ‘Biden Smear’ Came From The Kremlin

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Monday that there is no intelligence to support Adam Schiff’s assertion that recent reports about Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings are part of a Russian disinformation campaign. Ratcliffe blasted the House Intel chair for saying dirt on President Trump’s rival came from Russia after Schiff claimed: “We […]

Bombshell Hunter Biden Reports Come From the Kremlin Says Adam Schiff

Its those pesky Russians again….at least according to Adam Schiff On Friday the House Intelligence Committee Chairman claimed that a string of bombshell reports related to Hunter Biden’s business dealings are part of a disinformation campaign coming “from the Kremlin” in an effort to smear the Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden. The California Democrat was […]

Kremlin says it’s ‘absurd’ to blame Russia for Navalny poisoning

MOSCOW (AFP) — The Kremlin on Monday denounced “absurd” attempts to blame Russia for the alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, as Europe considers whether to impose sanctions. Navalny, a 44-year-old anti-corruption campaigner and one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell ill on a domestic flight last month and was treated in a […]

“Poisoned” Kremlin Critic Flown to Germany as German-Russian Nord Stream 2 Nears Completion

Source The perfectly timed poisoning of unpopular, ineffective Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny and the involvement of Germany comes as Washington sought to place maximum pressure on Berlin to cancel the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline.  August 25, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny – according to German doctors – was allegedly poisoned but is […]

Fourth week of anti-Kremlin protests in Russia’s far-east

Thousands of protesters took to Russia’s eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for a fourth consecutive weekend, up in arms over what they call a politically motivated arrest of the region’s popular governor. Protests are rare in Khabarovsk, which is around 3,800 miles (6,110 km) and seven time zones east of Moscow. Demonstrations started after […]

Putin’s new super-limo motorcade filmed leaving Kremlin (VIDEO)

A YouTube video published on Tuesday shows the cars leaving the Kremlin through the Borovitskaya tower gate. The police-escorted motorcade included the presidential limo, two sedan cars and five minivans, all from the new Aurus brand. The premium car line was in development since 2012 and first revealed to the public during the May inauguration […]

Kremlin: Putin trying to reduce US withdrawal consequences

IRNA – Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov announced that President Vladimir Putin together with European partners are trying to decrease the negative impacts of US walkaway from JCOPA and North Korea Leader visit cancellation. Peskov made the remarks in an interview held on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in […]

Putin, Macron to discuss Iran deal, Syria and Ukraine — Kremlin

TASS– Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will discuss the situation around the Iran nuclear deal, Syria and Ukraine in St. Petersburg on May 24-25, the Kremlin press service said on Friday. “Talks at the highest level are scheduled to be held to discuss the development of Russian-French cooperation and topical […]

Kremlin: Russia hasn’t delivered S-300 to Syria but reserves the right to

     There’s been much speculation circulating in the media around the possibility of Russia supplying its S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syria after the latter was attacked by three Western nations – the United States, France and the United Kingdom – in response to an alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in the […]

John Brennan Secretly Visited Kremlin When Trump Dossier Was Created

Obama CIA chief John Brennan made a secret visit to Moscow in March 2016 – the same time the Fusion GPS dossier was created to smear Donald Trump.  According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov, just weeks after Brennan’s visit to the Kremlin, Hillary Clinton funded the anti-Trump memo and enlisted the help of […]

Kremlin calls for restraint in ‘already fragile’ Syria as West eyes military options

Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’! “As before, we still hope that all sides will avoid any steps that a) are not really provoked by anything, and b) could significantly destabilize an already fragile situation in the region,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. […]

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