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Russia’s violent crackdown sets the tone for Putin’s remaining years, and issues a challenge to the west

As Russian President Vladimir Putin climbed into a miniature submarine and descended to the seabed in the Gulf of Finland on Saturday, Russian authorities proceeded with a violent and coordinated crackdown on unsanctioned protests in Moscow ahead of the September elections to Moscow’s municipal parliament. Police officers arrested a record …

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Russia’s RT news channel fined £200,000 for impartiality breaches over Salisbury poisoning and Syria

Russian government-owned broadcaster RT has been fined £200,000 for programmes about the Salisbury poisoning and Syrian war. Ofcom said the channel, formerly named Russia Today, had committed “serious failures” to comply with broadcasting rules on impartiality in seven news and current and affairs programmes. The shows, aired between 17 March and 26 …

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