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Vladmir Putin is not getting love from the Russians after several hundreds in Moscow protested today, asking him to leave office. The same protest also happened in other cities in Russia.

Putin has been the leader of Russia for 17 years, and have seemed to enjoy high popularity among his own base in Russia. He is yet to announce if he would be contesting the March 2018 election, but there are high speculations he would run again for the presidency come 2018.

               

Putin opposition is Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once one of Russia richest men, but  was jailed on the account of fraud, and spent a decade in prison, but was only released in 2013.

Though the protest was a peaceful protest, the police were not willing to take chances as more than 30 police buses and coaches were filled with riot police to see to calmness among the protesters, and more than 100 people were arrested.

 

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Russia is reported to be meddling with the French election, just like it did with the US election. US Senate Intelligence chief, Senator Richard Burr reveal the latest attack by the Putin government, who has been strongly tied with meddling with the election that made Donald Trump the US president.

                   

Richard said;

What we might assess was a very covert effort in 2016 in the United States, is a very overt effort, as well as covert, in Germany and France. I remind you that we're within 30 days of the first French election, with four candidates. It will go down to two candidates with a runoff in May.

I think it's safe by everybody's judgment that the Russians are actively involved in the French elections.

So we feel part of our responsibility is to educate the rest of the world about what's going on, because it's now into character assassination of candidates.

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A Blogger and possible top contender of Vladmir Putin, Alexei Navalny has been jailed. Alexei rose to prominence in 2007, after a detailed exposure of corruption of Kremlin top officials, and also released secret files that questions government deals.

                      

He had led numerous protests against Putin's government, accusing them of corruption. In 2012, he was arrested for embezzlement and was sent to 5 years in prison for 5 years, but was released after a day.

He announced he will be running for President in 2016, and after was arrested again for the embezzlement, and was found guilty, a verdict that automatically stops him from running for the political office, but Alexie said he would still campaign.

In a recent protest in Russia, Nivalny who led the campaign was arrested and sent to 15 days in Jail.

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The Russian ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, 64, is dead. It was reported that the ambassador who had represented the country since 2006 died suddenly while in New York on Monday, a day to is 65th birthday.

                

He suffered from a cardiac arrest while at the Russian Mission on East 67th Street. He was taken to the New York's Presbyterian Hospital, where he was then pronounced dead.

President Putin has offered his condolences to the family of Churkin, he said;

He was an outstanding person. He was brilliant, bright, a great diplomat of our age

Also former US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power wrote;

Devastated by passing of Russian UN Amb Vitaly Churkin.Diplomatic maestro &deeply caring man who did all he cld to bridge US-RUS differences.

 

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Russia President Vlamdmir Putin has sent his condolences to the Turkish army after an airstrike killed 3 Turkish soldiers.

The airstrike had hit a building near the town of al-Bab, believed to contain ISIS operatives, but instead contains Turkish troops. The friendly fire also injured eleven others.

            

The Turkish troops were reported to be helping a Syrian rebel that is fighting to capture al-Bab from ISIS fighters. Both the Turkish and Russian have both been helping the Syrians capture most of their towns from ISIS rebels and fighters, and have both been conducting air strikes on ISIS fighters.

Vladmir Putin in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan  "expressed condolences over a tragic incident which resulted in the deaths of several Turkish troops in the al-Bab area"

Putin also said that poor communication between Moscow and Ankara was said to have caused the loss of the troops, Putin said.

Both sides have also promised to start an investigation into the issue.

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The different sanctions on Russia put in place by the past administration of President Obama may be removed after a call between the new Trump administration and Vladmir Putin.

Donald Trump during his different campaign has said that he looks to working with the Russia government to fight international terrorism and also to boost economic ties between the two countries.

            

According to the Kremlin, the call between the two leaders was "positive" as both leaders discussed about the conflict in Ukraine, the peace effort between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Iran nuclear deal and the threat from the North Korea leader.

Russia President also said that the two leaders have expressed a "willingness to work actively together to stabilize and develop Russian-American cooperation on a constructive basis, as equals, and to mutual benefit," and the top priority would be to fight international terrorism.

The Kremlin also added that Donald Trump is also looking to meet with Putin soon.

The relation between the US and Russia reached all time low after Russia invaded the Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014, and was also sanctioned by the European Union. The relation did not improve after the Obama administration said that Russia interfered with the election that elected Donald Trump by publishing different fake news to misinform the candidate about the Democratic candidate,Hillary Clinton.

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The Russia government has responded to the recent news of having "compromising materials" against the President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, or his former rival, Hillary Clinton.The spokesman for Russian president Vladmir Putin denied the recent report.

           

The two page synopsis attached to the report on the Russia role in the recent US election claims that the Kremlin also has possible"blackmail" materials on Donald Trump, though the report is unsubstantiated and not unverified.

Speaking to state-owned TASS news agency, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday;

No, the Kremlin has no compromising materials on Trump. "This is absolutely fake information, a fabrication and complete nonsense. The Kremlin does not engage in gathering compromising materials.

It is an obvious attempt to harm our bilateral relations. The quality of the public version of the previous report and this hoax is comparable. In English, it is called pulp fiction.

The circulated report was reported to have been compiled by a former British intelligence officer, Buzzfeed reported.

See alsoNew Reports Show Donald Trump Ties To Russia, It Involves Treason And Perverted Sexual Acts

 

 

A new report have been criculating between journalists, elected officials, and security officials that show the close ties between the Kremlin and US President-elect, Trump. The explosive, but yet unverified report shows how Russia has been supporting Trump in the past 5 years to become the President of the United States.

         

The dossier is a collection of memos that has been written over a couple of months, meeting between Trump and Russian operatives, his graphic sexual acts documented by the Russians. The two-page documents have also been given to Donald Trump and outgoing president Obama.

The document has also been acquired and distrbuted to the public to give Americans the idea of the incoming president. 

Trump team has denied the allegation and information in the documents, with Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen saying that the report is false, he said;

It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,Clearly, the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they might have.”

Also, Donald Trump current senior White House adviser, Kellyanne Conway, while speaking to Seth Meyer on his late night show said "nothing has been confirmed."

Trump also took to Twitter and denied the allegations,tweeting;

     

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A new document declassifying the US election has just been released. According to the report by the intelligence community, Russian President Vladmir Putin ordered that the US election be hacked to "undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process."

                

The report reads;

We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency.

We further assess Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.

The report also shows a that Putin had a grudge against the Democratic party nominee, Hillary Clinton for comments she made and he saw as disparaging towards him.

The hacking report against the US election also shows;

Covert operations such as cyberactivity and overt operations through state-funded media and "paid social media users, or trolls."

Russian military intelligence's relaying material to media outlets.

Gaining access to "elements of multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards," although it was clear that those systems were "not involved in vote tallying.

The report did not say if say if the campaign swayed the election in favour of President-elect Trump, who won with 304 electoral college votes, but lost the popular votes to Hillary Clinton with a margin of 3million.

The President-elect has also called the report of the intelligence chiefs as bogus, citing claims that they had given a false report about the WMD in Iraq that lead to war before now, and they could be wrong again.

The three security agent, FBI and CIA have high confidence of the election interference, while the NSA only has a moderate confidence .

The hack has caused a diplomatic feud between the US and Russia, with President Obama ordering 35 Russian diplomats to get out of the United States a few days ago for the hack.

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President Obama has decided to sanction the Russia diplomat in the USA for their involvement in the November 8th election that see Donald Trump becoming president. Obama sanctioned four Russian individuals and five Russian entities for interfering in the US election.

The Obama administration also ordered that 35 diplomats leave the country in the next 72 hours, and two Russian compounds are being closed. 

                

According to statement from White house;

Russia's cyberactivities were intended to influence the election, erode faith in US democratic institutions, sow doubt about the integrity of our electoral process, and undermine confidence in the institutions of the US government.

These actions are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Also, the USA separately sanctioned two individuals Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev and Alexey Belan, for using the cyber-enabled means to cause the misappropriation of funds and personal identifying information. They are both being sought by the FBI.

In a statement by the United States president, Barack Obama said;

These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm US interests in violation of established international norms of behavior.

While the President-elect, Donald Trump said;

It's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation.

Homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco in a statement with CNN Jack Tapper said;

What these individuals were doing were basically collecting intelligence. They were intelligence officers operating here and using these compounds, one in New York, one in Maryland, for intelligence collection purposes.

And what we are saying today is, in response to and in order to impose consequences for the Russian government's increasing harassment and aggression toward our personnel in Moscow, and, of course, their malicious cyberactivities, interfering and an effort to interfere in our election process, we are imposing consequences.

Kremlin Reaction

According to the representative of the Kremlin, Russia will retaliate in response to any "hostile" steps by the US government. 

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova  also said Russia will take similar steps of expulsion, but she did not provide further details of what would be Russia actions. 

At the time of this writing, the Russian government has ordered the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow that serves the US,British and Canadian embassy personnel, to US and foreign nationals. This also closes the US embassy vacation house in Serebryany Bor, near Moscow.

After the Obama administration sanction, the Russian embassy in UK tweeted a duck image, and tagged the US current administration actions as "Cold War deja vu"

          

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