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Russia Comes Out Swinging Against Venezuela Sanctions

Russia strongly denounced U.S. sanctions against Venezuela’s national oil company PDVSA on Tuesday, slamming the sanctions as an illegal attempt to overthrow what Moscow views as the legitimate government.

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Interpol Snubs Russia, Elects South Korean Kim Jong-Yang President

International law enforcement organization Interpol elected a new president on Wednesday, and the results were a welcome surprise: South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang defeated the heavily-favored Russian candidate, Maj. Gen. Alexander Prokopchuk, by a vote of 101 to 61 at the Interpol General Assembly in Dubai.

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out

Kremlin Supports Russian Candidate to Replace Interpol President Jailed by China

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday stated his government’s strong support for Alexander Prokopchuk to become the next president of Interpol. The international law-enforcement organization will hold an election on Wednesday to replace President Meng Hongwei, who was arrested and jailed in China last month on corruption charges.

According to media reports,, Russian official Alexander Prokopchuk is likely to be appointed INTERPOL President next week. This will signal a major victory for Russia and a grave blow to the Kremlin’s political enemies and the many victims of persecution whom Russia is increasingly hunting via this vital international policing …

Kremlin Complains Facebook Is Censoring Russian Media

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has deleted some 270 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, an operation located in St. Petersburg, Russia that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office identified as part of Russia’s operation to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows a user signing in to Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook says it will show users if they followed or "liked" Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, it will launch …

Russian Spokesman: Panama Papers Leak Reveals ‘Putinophobia’

The Russian government has issued a number of aggressive statements defending President Vladimir Putin and accusing those releasing the “Panama papers,” a series of detailed banking documents exposing the wealth of many world leaders, of attempting to smear Russia directly.

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Video: ISIS Threatens to Attack Russia ‘Soon, Very Soon’

As an apparent reaction to recent Russian military incursions in Syria, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) has released a graphic video promising attacks in Russia “soon, very soon,” while threatening to make their wives concubines and their children ISIS slaves.

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