A 25-year-old Ukrainian soldier was killed today in the Avdeyevka industrial zone by a Russia-backed sniper.
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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 […]
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.
President Vladimir Putin has made two major personnel shuffles and urged the “optimization” of the number of parties in Russia, indicating further consolidation over an already-docile parliament and intelligence service and preparation for his installation as president in 2018.