10 thoughts on “Obviously Brainwashed

    • Puzzling Evidence says:

      “The mysterious death last week of a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin has led a number of high-profile figures to imply that ‘a foreign government’ may have killed an American citizen in the capital of the United States.” https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/08/26/dan-rapoport-putin-critic-was-it-suicide-00053836
      “Dozens of Russian journalists have been murdered since 2000, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Glasnost Defense Foundation. They weren’t covering shooting wars or riots but powerful Russian institutions. A surprising number have implausibly fallen or slipped to their deaths.” (NPR April 2018) https://www.npr.org/2018/04/21/604497554/why-do-russian-journalists-keep-falling

    • Bear hug says:

      A Moscow court sentenced reporter Ivan Safronov to 22 years in prison Monday, Russia’s first treason conviction for a journalist since 2001.
      Safronov, a defense journalist at top Russian newspapers Kommersant and Vedomosti who went on to work for state space agency Roscosmos, was convicted of collecting secret information about the Russian military and handing it to spies for the Czech Republic. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/09/05/russia-jails-journalist-safronov-for-22-years-on-treason-charges-a78722
      The case against Safronov was retaliation for a 2019 article in newspaper Kommersant on Moscow’s sale of fighter jets to Cairo that triggered a diplomatic scandal, the BBC Russian Service reported last week, citing correspondence between Egyptian and Russian officials.
      Though case materials are classified, investigative media outlet Proekt published a copy of the indictment last week, arguing the “state secrets” Safronov is alleged to have divulged were mostly available online.
      Lawyers representing Safronov have also come under unprecedented pressure.
      Both Smirnov and Pavlov fled Russia last year.
      In a separate case, Safronov lawyer Dmitri Talantov was arrested in June for allegedly “discrediting” the Russian army.

  1. фейковые новости says:

    “US asked Russia to release American Marc Fogel on humanitarian grounds, his family says” https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/26/politics/marc-fogel-russia/index.html
    “Brittney Griner Case Uncovers Plight of American Prisoner Sarah Krivanek” https://people.com/politics/forgotten-american-woman-sarah-krivanek-jailed-in-russia-with-brittney-griner/
    “Texas man detained in Russia for months due to ‘political purposes’: Congressman” https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-man-detained-russia-months-due-political-purposes/story?id=87831281

  2. Holiday in Hell says:

    “The Telegram-powered news outlet waging guerilla war on Russia” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/the-telegram-powered-news-outlet-waging-guerilla-war-on-russia/
    “The partisan movement in Russia and Belarus emerged in Russia and Belarus after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022. It is stated that the movement is acting against the regimes of Vladimir Putin in Russia and Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus and their armed forces, as well as against civilian supporters of these authorities, in order to prevent the war in Ukraine.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Belarusian_and_Russian_partisan_movement

    • вредительство says:

      A former member of Russia’s Duma who was expelled for anti-Kremlin activities has claimed that Russian partisans were allegedly behind a car bomb which blew up the daughter of one of Vladimir Putin’s close political allies on the outskirts of Moscow.
      “This action, like many other partisan actions carried out on the territory of Russia in recent months, was carried out by the National Republican Army (NRA),” Ponomarev said. He was speaking in a 7pm broadcast on February Morning, a Russian-language opposition TV channel he launched in Kyiv earlier this year.
      He added: “A momentous event took place near Moscow last night. This attack opens a new page in Russian resistance to Putinism. New – but not the last.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/21/ex-russian-mp-claims-russian-partisans-responsible-for-moscow-car-bomb

  3. Gruz dvésti says:

    One-way flights out of Russia are rocketing upward in price and selling out fast after President Vladimir Putin ordered the immediate call-up of 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine.
    Putin’s announcement, made in an early-morning television address on Wednesday, raised fears that some men of fighting age would not be allowed to leave the country. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/21/flights-out-of-russia-sell-out-after-putin-orders-partial-call-up

    • Foreign Agent says:

      Security forces detained more than 1,300 people in Russia on Wednesday at protests denouncing mobilization, a rights group said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s first military draft since the second world war.
      The Moscow prosecutor’s office warned that organizing or participating in protests could lead to up to 15 years in prison. Authorities have issued similar warnings ahead of other protests. Wednesday’s were the first nationwide anti-war protests since the fighting began in late February. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/22/russia-protests-more-than-1300-arrested-at-anti-war-demonstrations-ukraine

      • Draft Dodger says:

        Independent Russian human rights media monitoring group OVD-Info spokeswoman Maria Kuznetsova told CNN by phone that at at least four police stations in Moscow, some of the anti-war protesters arrested by riot police were being drafted directly into Russia’s military.
        When asked on Thursday about reports of people detained at anti-war rallies being handed subpoenas for military conscription, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the practice “is not against the law. There is no violation of the law here.” https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/22/europe/russia-protests-partial-mobilization-ukraine-intl-hnk/index.html
        Just over half the detained protesters whose names were made public are women, OVD-Info also said, making it the biggest anti-government protest by share of women in recent history. The watchdog specified the full scale of the arrests remains unknown, however.

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