Telegram has 14 million users in Russia, and 200 million worldwide. Its founder is Pavel Durov [pictured], often called the Russian Mark Zuckerburg, who has very deep pockets, immense tech-savvy, and a huge grudge against the Kremlin.

Photo: Alena Fedotova is studying for a master's degree in communications in London: "I don't sense any negativity stemming from the fact that I am from Russia."


According to the Moscow scholar, the share of women in police work in the cities of the Vologda Oblast varied from 18 to 19 percent to 28 percent, with women somewhat less represented in street patrol work and somewhat more represented in analysis, investigation, and youth departments.



Analyst: “There are no surprises in the Freedom House Ranking. All the same issues that have run through the report in former years are still present.


The revelations are significant because they mark the strongest connection to date between Trump's campaign and a Russian intelligence agency that is alleged by American intelligence agencies to have meddled in the 2016 election.


Oleg Deripaska is one of the 24 names on the list.



Among the recipients were Salmo Bazkka, suspected by Italian authorities of participating in an international money laundering network, and Atiya Khoury, who landed on the US Treasury Department sanction list for assisting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in 2016, according to a joint investigation by Organized Crime and Corruption Project (OCCRP) partner Direkt36 and Hungarian news site 444.


Police have yet to give details on the leader other than that he is of Ukrainian origin. Three other Russian and Ukrainian nationals were also arrested in connection with the group.


“[Rick] Gates knew of Kilimnik’s background. He told Alex van der Zwaan—a lawyer he and Manafort worked with on a project to shore up support for Manafort’s client at the time, ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych—about the former intelligence officer’s past as a GRU officer, according to prosecutors. Gates was indicted last October on charges including money laundering and tax fraud, and is now cooperating with the special counsel.[Photo: Konstantin Kilimnik]

The author of the famous Trump dossier provided a secret report to the FBI asserting that RT founder Mikhail Lesin [pictured] was bludgeoned to death by thugs hired by an oligarch close to Putin. Three other sources independently told the FBI the same basic story, contradicting the government’s finding that Lesin’s death was accidental.


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