• Skripal poisoner spotted at wedding of GRU general’s daughter

    Ruslan Boshirov, one of London’s chief suspects in the Skripal poisoning case and identified by Bellingcat to be the same person as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, has been spotted in the wedding photographs of GRU Major-General Andrey Averyanov’s daughter, Radio Liberty reports, based on a joint investigation with Bellingcat.

    According to the journalists, the photographs were taken six months before the poisoning of the Skripals. The wedding was held in a hotel on the shore of Lake Senezh, 15 …

  • Austrian company deactivates Gazprom’s compressors via satellite

    The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has had its Austrian compressors remotely shut down, Pavel Krylov, head of department N335, told the Interfax news agency.

    According to him, the equipment from the Swiss company LMF was “deactivated via satellite”. Now the compressors are “dead weight, they still aren’t working, they’ve simply turned into scrap metal,” Krylov lamented.

    The manufacturer itself is capable of remotely deactivating compressors and similar equipment, a source close to Gazprom told …

  • Russia signs agreements with UAE for $1.4 billion

    During a meeting with business representatives of Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Russian President Vladimir Putin said that during his visit to UAE, Moscow and Abu Dhabi signed agreements for a total amount of $1.4 billion.

    According to Putin, agreements involve a variety of projects, including projects in the field of digital technologies, telecommunications, logistics, transport, finances, banking, and energy.

    The Russian President noted that the trade between Russia and the UAE …

  • Kadyrov’s close circle rounded up in Chechen Republic

    For several months, the Chechen Republic has been rounding up members of the close circle of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the republic. Through torture and beatings in secret prisons, they are being made to confess to treason, Novaya Gazeta reports.

    According to the news agency, the detainees and their relatives are having all of their property confiscated, and are being forced to pay millions in “donations” to the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation. The round-ups began after the resignation of Ibrahim …

  • Russian military enter Syrian city previously controlled by US

    Russian Military Police started patrolling the demarcation line between Turkish and Syrian government troops in Manbij and neighboring areas, which were controlled by US allies the day before. US Armed Forces left two military bases in the city of Manbij.

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian Military Police entered the Manbij area. Earlier, the Syrian army, controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, said it had fully occupied Manbij.

    US Official military Spokesperson for Operation …