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Vladimir Putin plots wave of assassinations in Europe and US to throw West into chaos | World | News – Express UK

From feedproxy.google.com Excerpt: Vladimir Putin could unleash a wave of high-profile assassinations carried out by Russian secret service, according to Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The founder of the Open Russia Movement and well-known critic of Mr Putin told BBC Newsnight that the Russian leader’s latest threats should be taken seriously. This comes as the Russian President used […]…

Vladimir Putin trying to recast himself as Russia’s next Stalin | World | News – feedproxy.google.com

From feedproxy.google.com Excerpt: The Russian strongman has repeatedly tried to distract from festering internal problems with foreign wars and by blaming the West. Now, as jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny continues to attract support, he is resorting to emulating the iconic Soviet dictator – who reigned victorious against Adolf Hitler. Known affectionately as Uncle Joe, […]…

Russia could move to ban Alexei Navalny’s opposition networks – Yahoo News – Axios

From news.yahoo.com Excerpt: Bloomberg Coal State Republican Official Slams Biden Plan: Climate Update (Bloomberg) — Day two of President Joe Biden’s international climate summit concluded on Friday. Biden pledged during the first day of the virtual event to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade, part of a plan […]…

Russia Accused of Using Deepfakes to Imitate Political Rivals – futurism.com

From futurism.com Tony Tran Excerpt: The individual gained access to multiple senior-level meetings. Deepfake Deceptions Senior officials in the European Union may have been tricked by bad actors using deepfake technology to pretend to be Russian opposition leaders.  Authorities suspect that Kremlin operatives may have used the deepfakes in order to gain information against Alexei […]…

US vs Russia: Biden and Putin could meet as soon as June amid Ukraine border tensions – Express UK

From feedproxy.google.com Excerpt: A senior Kremlin official claimed the US and Russian leaders could be set to hold an in-person summit within just weeks. Yury Ushakov, a foreign policy adviser to Mr Putin, told state-run television channel Rossiya-1: “June is being named, there are even concrete dates.” “We will take a decision depending on many factors.” […]…

U.S. military ups presence in Europe for first time since Cold War – www.cbsnews.com

From www.cbsnews.com Excerpt: U.S. military ups presence in Europe for first time since Cold War – CBS News Watch CBSN Live American soldiers and tanks are being sent to Eastern Europe in numbers that haven’t been seen since the Cold War. Vladimir Putin has already said that the buildup is pointless. Elizabeth Palmer reports. … […]…

Russian Court Orders Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Group To Suspend Activities – www.ndtv.com

From www.ndtv.com Excerpt: Russian prosecutors on Monday ordered jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and its regional network to suspend all their activities, its director said.
A Moscow court on Monday had begun a preliminary hearing into designating FBK and its regional offices as “extremist” after prosecutors requested they be added to a list of “terrorist and extremist” organisations run by Russia’s Anti-Terrorism Committee.

Russia to add US to ‘unfriendly states’ list as Putin and Biden’s diplomatic row escalates – Express UK

From feedproxy.google.com Excerpt: Russia‘s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova’s announcement comes as the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed the list is in response to “hostility” from other countries. Countries included on the blacklist will not be allowed to hire Russian citizens for diplomatic missions. Vladimir Putin said last week the international community is “picking on Russia […]…