• German posts

    “Russland muss die EU zerstören, bevor Putin die Macht verliert”

    Der Yale-Historiker Timothy Snyder ist einer der großen Experten für Totalitarismus. 30 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall bat Capital ihn zum Gespräch – über die schwierige Europawahl, den Siegeszug des Populismus und den Einfluss Moskaus. Wo erwischt man Timothy Snyder? An seiner Universität Yale in Connecticut, auf dem Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos oder in Wien, München oder Heidelberg, wo er Vorträge hält und an einem Buch schreibt „über das, was meiner Meinung nach am wichtigsten ist“? Nun, er sei eh in Berlin, antwortet er auf Anfrage. Da könne man sich doch gleich in der Redaktion treffen. Beim Gespräch schließt er oft die Augen, man kann ihm beim Nachdenken zuschauen. Continue reading the…

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    Putins German Puppets!

    Affären  E-Mails aus dem russischen Staatsapparat belegen, wie Moskau AfD-Politiker für seinen Informationskrieg ausnutzen will. Die Rechtspopulisten dienen sich als willige Helfer an, im Mittelpunkt steht ein junger Bundestagsabgeordneter. Der AfD-Bun­des­tags­ab­ge­ord­ne­te Mar­kus Frohn­mai­er steht an ei­nem Don­ners­tag im April ver­gan­ge­nen Jah­res in ei­nem Fünf­ster­ne­ho­tel auf der Krim und drückt ge­mein­sam mit fünf Män­nern ei­nen gro­ßen ro­ten Knopf. Auf ei­ner LED-Wand leuch­tet das Wort »Fu­ture« auf, das Vier­te In­ter­na­tio­na­le Wirt­schafts­fo­rum in Jal­ta ist er­öff­net. Die Sze­ne­rie er­in­nert an eine Fern­seh­show der Acht­zi­ger­jah­re, ein we­nig steif, ein we­nig ge­küns­telt, man fin­det Bil­der und Vi­de­os im In­ter­net. Continue reading the article on Der Spiegel news webiste.  

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    Putin erpresst die Ukraine um 2,3 Milliarden Euro

    Wird Russland auch während des Betriebs der Putin-Pipeline „Nord Stream 2“ Gas durch die Ukraine pumpen? Dies habe Wladimir Putin Bundeskanzlerin Merkel zugesagt, so die Aussage der Bundesregierung bislang. Doch BILD liegt ein internes Verschlusssache-Dokument des Auswärtigen Amtes vor, das erhebliche Zweifel an der Darstellung weckt. Demnach verlangt Russland nach Inbetriebnahme der Ostsee-Pipeline von der Ukraine, auf Schadensersatz in Höhe von etwa 2,3 Milliarden Euro zu verzichten! Das hatte das Stockholmer Schiedsgericht Kiew 2018 zugesagt. Nur dann könne ein neuer Vertrag für den Gastransitvertrag zwischen Moskau und Kiew ab 2020 zustande kommen. Continue reading the article on the Bild news website.

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    Putins mafia.org

    Anhand von Zeugenaussagen und Dokumenten zeichnet der Film die Verbindungen zwischen dem Staatsoberhaupt und dem organisierten Verbrechen nach. Zum ersten Mal werden Verstrickungen des Staatspräsidenten der Russischen Föderation, Wladimir Putin, mit der russischen Mafia gründlich untersucht.

  • English posts

    Russia ‘very likely’ to meddle in European Parliament elections, warns Estonia spy chief

    The intelligence boss also says Russia is continuing to develop and train its armed forces for a “large-scale war against NATO”. The Kremlin will “very likely” try to intervene in European parliamentary elections this May to help pro-Russia and anti-EU politicians win seats, Estonia’s equivalent of MI6 has warned. The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service said President Putin’s goal is to undermine unity with the European Union “by sowing disorder and disbelief” within and between the 28 – soon to be 27 – member states. The comments came in an annual security report that also said Russia’s secret security services are still carrying out hostile activity in cyber space despite the…

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    Sandra Kalniete: “Russia can no longer be considered a strategic partner of the EU”

    “Awareness of the threat of Russia is ever growing,” says MEP Sandra Kalniete ahead of a vote on the state of EU-Russia relations on 12 March. Find out more in our interview. Five years after Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, what is Parliament’s message on Ukraine? As our close neighbour, stability, prosperity and democracy for Ukraine are very important for Europe. In our report, we stress that Russia can no longer be considered a strategic partner of the EU. We call for the full implementation of the Minsk Agreement, and on Crimea, we do not accept Russia’s annexation. We also draw attention to the human rights situation of Crimean Tatars, the…

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    An Italian Expose Documents Moscow Money Allegedly Funding Italy’s Far-Right Salvini

    An exposé claims that Vladimir Putin is funneling $3 million to Matteo Salvini through dirty diesel to help swing European elections towards Russia-friendly candidates. ROME — Italy’s interior minister and vice premier, Matteo Salvini, went off the grid for 12 hours during an official state visit to Moscow last October. Tales of Russian prostitutes seemed to explain the time lapse for the single statesman. But a new exposé by the Italian newsmagazine L’Espresso suggests that his time may have been spent doing something far more sinister: he may have been making backroom deals with Russian operatives ahead of European Parliamentary elections. The investigation, which the magazine says was conducted over several months,…

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    Merkel Salvages Nord Stream, But Is Putin Losing Russia’s Gas Monopoly?

    The European Union took a first step with its February 8 vote towards turning Russia’s gas monopoly, Gazprom, from an instrument of Russian power politics into a regulated utility, deprived of its monopoly power. A bitter pill for Germany to swallow. Meanwhile, Putin and Germany complained that U.S. intervention was exclusively for its own plans to sell its expensive LNG to Europe. As the European Union (EU) permanent representatives gathered in Brussels on Friday, February 8, to vote on the EU’s Gas Initiative of the Third Energy Package, Russia’s Nord Stream 2 (NS2) undersea pipeline project was in jeopardy. Even Germany’s reliable ally France had declared its intent to vote against the German-Russian project. Without…

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    In Moscow, There’s No Longer Any Line Between Spies, Lies & Terrorists

    These days there’s no term more likely to attract the nut fringe than “false flag.” Citing it is a surefire way to rally online monomaniacs who believe that nothing in the world is as it seems to be. The belief that nefarious secret forces pull the strings behind events is for some as addictive as opioids. This is unfortunate, since false flag is a perfectly legitimate term in the espionage world, and it’s far from new. Spies have masqueraded as someone else during their secret operations for as long as there have been spies. In extreme cases, intelligence services have undertaken terrorist attacks under a false flag to smear opponents and fool…

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    The US Senate re-introduced Resolution27 “Calling for a prompt multinational freedom of navigation operation in the BlackSea and urging the cancellation of the NordStream2 pipeline!

    Introduced in Senate (01/02/2019) 115th CONGRESS2d Session S. RES. 746 Calling for a prompt multinational freedom of navigation operation in the Black Sea and urging the cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES January 2, 2019 RESOLUTION Calling for a prompt multinational freedom of navigation operation in the Black Sea and urging the cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Resolved, That the Senate— (1) calls upon the President to work with United States allies to promptly lead a robust multinational freedom of navigation operation in the Black Sea to help demonstrate support for internationally recognized borders, bilateral agreements, and safe passage through the…