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Fresh appeal from news organisations against purported ‘persecution’ of free press in Russia ‘deserves attention,’ Kremlin says

On Friday, ten separate news groups published versions of a statement addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and a number of top officials, decrying what they said was “the persecution of independent journalism in the country.” While the specific claims varied from outlet to outlet, liberal newspaper Novaya Gazeta’s copy …

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US government to place fresh sanctions on exports to Russia in response to alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexey Navalny

In a statement posted on the department’s website, Russia was accused of “deploying illegal nerve agents against dissidents, both inside and outside its borders” in a “flagrant” violation of its commitments under the Chemical Weapons Convention.  “The Department of Commerce is committed to preventing Russia from accessing sensitive US technologies …

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In fresh censorship, Twitter bans ‘Russian’ accounts it says are ‘undermining confidence in NATO’ amid rising tensions with Moscow

On Tuesday, Russian media reported that the San Francisco-based microblogging platform had confirmed at least 100 of the bans were of accounts supposedly connected with Russia. According to a company spokesperson, “some of these accounts disseminated messages that were associated with the Russian government, while the rest of the network …

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