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FBI Probing Allegation That Woman Stole Laptop From Pelosi’s Office To Sell It To Russia

By Zachary Stieber of Epoch Times The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether a woman seen in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office on Jan. 6 stole a computer or hard drive and planned to sell it to Russia. The claim was outlined in an affidavit filed in the case against Riley June Williams,…

Russia To Start Mass Vaccination Of Its Population Monday

The Russian government announced that mass coronavirus vaccination of the population is to begin Monday after earlier in the week President Vladimir Putin ordered the broader vaccination rollout. The official overseeing the efforts, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, said Friday “The country’s president announced a mass vaccination beginning on Monday, that is, on January 18, 2021,” according…

Russia & US Are Building Up Their Forces In Syria Ahead Of Biden Inauguration

Via AlMasdarnews.com, The large Russian landing ship, the Saratov, entered the waters of the eastern Mediterranean this week, en route to a Syrian port, the Interfax News Agency reported, citing local Turkish media. According to the report, the Saratov transited the Bosphorus Strait and moved closer to the Syrian port-city of Tartous, where it is…

Russia to Roll Out “Vaccine Certificates” for Domestic and International Travel

By PFW News The Russian government is set to roll out electronic vaccination certificates that will provide proof an individual has received a COVID-19 jab for the purpose of traveling across borders. RT reports that a series of instructions were published prior to the new year in which Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered policymakers “to consider…

Russia & Cuba Working Closely With Iran To Procure COVID-19 Vaccine

In late 2019 into early 2020 Iran was among the first countries outside of China to be hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic (alongside Italy). Due to its international isolation and the crippling US-led sanctions on the Islamic Republic, it is also likely to be the last to access a vaccine for its vulnerable population. While…

Russia Developing "Highly Efficient Antidote" To Fight COVID, Preclinical Tests Show 99% Effectiveness

Russia is using its vaccine program for soft power diplomacy. On Tuesday, Argentina and Belarus became the first two countries to begin coronavirus vaccinations via the Sputnik V vaccine.  Building on the Sputnik V vaccine’s momentum, Russia is now claiming it has successfully developed the world’s first “antidote” to COVID-19.   According to RT News, Russia’s…

Russia Blacklists German Intelligence Officials In Ongoing Showdown With EU

A week ago Russia announced plans to impose tit-tor-tat sanctions on top German and other EU officials over their prior sanctions on Kremlin intelligence officials in the wake of the alleged state-sponsored poisoning of opposition activist and political figure Alexei Navalny in August. Russia then imposed travel bans on EU officials from France, Germany and Sweden in particular…

Russia Reopens Soviet-Era Lab To Develop Weapons For Arctic Sub-Zero Conditions

Russia is believed to be greatly expanding and beefing up its ability to wage warfare in extreme cold and icy conditions after it was announced Thursday that a Soviet-era laboratory has been reconstituted and newly opened in order to test weapons in Arctic weather. “The Central Scientific-Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering, that makes weapons for…

Russia Deems US Efforts To Kill Nord Stream 2 Pipeline "Hybrid Warfare"

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, The widening US sanctions on the Russia-led natural gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2 are a kind of hybrid warfare used by the United States, Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “This is indeed a variant of hybrid warfare, it is used as a hybrid war by the United…

US Deep State Preempts Reset In Relations With Russia

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The flurry of U.S. media claims this week about alleged Russian cyber-attacks on government departments came just as Joe Biden was officially declared President-elect. As usual, there is no evidence to back up the sensational claims, but the objective seems to be to ensure that the incoming Biden administration maintains,…

Trump Blasts Exaggerated Media Claims Of "Russia, Russia, Russia" In Cyberattack After Seeing Intel

update: Contradicting Pompeo’s earlier Friday statement during a conservative talk radio interview wherein the Secretary of State alleged Russia was “pretty clearly” behind the cyberattack of multiple US federal agencies, Trump lambasted the prematurely emerging narrative in a Saturday morning tweet. “Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens” he said, while calling the…

Putin: Russia Reduces Its Dependence On Oil

Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, Russia is successfully weaning itself off oil revenues, President Vladimir Putin said today during an annual end-of-the-year news conference, as quoted by RT. “This means that, while we’re not completely there, we are nonetheless starting to get off the so-called oil and gas needle,” Putin said, adding, “If someone still wants…

Space Command Says Russia Just Tested Another Anti-Satellite Missile, Blasts “Hostile Act”

It appears the US Space Force already has some justification for its existence as Russia has this week test-fired a new anti-satellite missile, according to US officials. Chief of the Space Command, Army Gen. James Dickinson, condemned what he called Russia’s making space a “warfighting domain” by its provocative actions in statements issued Wednesday, a day…

New NATO Strategy Deems China #2 Enemy Behind Russia Over Next Decade

NATO has previewed a new study that calls for major reform and provides a proposed outline for its future long term strategy entitled “NATO 2030 – United for a New Era”. The report is raising eyebrows given its focus on the rise of China, which it says should be considered the Atlantic military alliance’s number two…

Russia Warns US It Will “Respond” To Future Border Violations In Sea Of Japan

Russia’s foreign ministry said Friday that it’s lodged a formal protest with the United States over this week’s incident in the Sea of Japan, calling it a “provocation designed to disturb the peace”.  Russia further said Friday it’s military won’t hesitate to “respond” the next time the US Navy brazenly violates its maritime borders. During…

Russia Threatens US Warship With “Ramming” Over Alleged Maritime Border Violation

The US and Russian navies have had a close encounter in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday which has sparked a major diplomatic war of words. Russia claims the submarine hunting US Navy ship USS John S McCain violated Russia’s sovereign maritime borders off the coast of the Russian Far Eastern capital, Vladivostok. The Kremlin said the…

Trump Formally Ends Open Skies Treaty With Russia 

After months of threatening to pull out of the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, President Trump has formally withdrawn the US from the post Cold War agreement, announcing the effective end of America’s participation in the treaty on Sunday.  The administration had first announced last May its intent to withdraw, as a State Department spokesperson…

Russia Set To Establish Naval Logistics Base In Sudan

Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved a draft agreement on establishing a naval logistics base in Sudan and gave instructions to submit a proposal to the president on signing the document, according to the information posted on the government’s legal information web portal on Wednesday Russia’s TASS news agency reported. The agreement between Russia and…

NATO Declares Biden White House Will Finally Confront “Assertive Russia”

With Joe Biden declared president-elect by a chorus of major networks in unison on Saturday, the same mainstream media has suddenly dropped any notion of ‘Russian interference’ in the election which for years had received wall to wall coverage.  Over the weekend an MSNBC host went so far as to declare without evidence “This might be…

Silence From China & Russia On Recognizing Biden Win

It’s been over 48 hours since Joe Biden was declared in a consensus of US media networks the president-elect of the United States, and amid a flurry of congratulatory messages from world leaders, there remains deafening silence out of Russia and China.  The Kremlin indicated Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to actually wait until…

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