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Dutch Foreign Ministry Summons Russian Ambassador in The Hague for Rebuke Over MH17 Remarks

LIVE UPDATES: The Dutch Foreign Ministry summoned Russia’s ambassador in The Hague for a diplomatic rebuke after Moscow made remarks critical of the Netherland’s investigation into the MH17 shoot-down by Russia-backed separatists Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic […]

Protesters Spill Jar of ‘Blood of Children of Donbass’ on Photographs of War in Ukraine at Sakharov Center

September 29, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Protesters first spilled paint on photographs of the Ukraine war shown at the Sakharov Center in Moscow, then Cossacks brought a jar with “the blood of the children of Donbass” to disrupt the exhibit. The photos showed Ukrainian soldiers killed by Russia-backed forces and the defense of the Donetsk Airport. Police closed the […]

IT Developer Kasparskaya Supports Government Decryption of Russian Internet; Navalny’s Fund Exposes Business Interests

Natalya Kasperskaya, a prominent Russian IT entrepreneur and president of the InfoWatch group of companies said at a business conference today that the government “really was talking about decrypting and analyzing all Internet traffic of Russian citizens” and this was a good thing. Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund exposed her own business interest in selling DPI (deep packet inspection) software to the government.