russian politics

Putin grants Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Snowden

Putin grants Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin granted citizenship to US whistleblower Edward Snowden in a presidential decree issued on Monday. Snowden has lived in Russia since 2013, after the United States indicted the former intelligence analyst under the Espionage Act of 1917 for leaking highly classified documents on government surveillance programs. He was granted permanent residency in …

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Russian opposition to Putin's mass mobilization grows

Russian opposition to Putin’s mass mobilization grows

Opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobilization of 300,000 more troops to fight in Ukraine continues to grow after two prominent Russian politicians raised concerns and local police arrested hundreds of protesters across the country. country. Valentina Matviyenko, head of Russia’s upper house of parliament and a close ally of Putin, said on her social …

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High Ukrainian General: 3,000 square kilometers of territory recovered

High Ukrainian General: 3,000 square kilometers of territory recovered

Ukrainian military forces this month recaptured 3,000 square kilometers of territory occupied by Russia, the country’s top military commander said on Sunday. “In the direction of Kharkiv, we began to advance not only to the south and east, but also to the north,” General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi said on Telegram. “Since the beginning of September, more …

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