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Aug 23 2023
The head of the mercenary Wagner group Yevgeny Prigozhin has been reported to be among 10 passengers killed when a private jet crashed outside Moscow Wednesday. According to BBC, “He was believed to be on board the plane,” though confirmation has not yet been made. Russian state media, however, claims Prigozhin was killed in the crash, NBC News reported. The plane was an Embraer business jet,Deseret News
Aug 13 2023
After the invasion of Ukraine, thousands of Russians fled to Tbilisi. But the graffiti that has sprung up across the city suggests not everyone is pleased to see them
Dima Belysh stood in the empty park amphitheatre in his orange hoodie and dirty white sneakers. It was November in Tbilisi, Georgia, and he was in the middle of a 24-hour performance art piece dedicated to his hasty flightThe Guardian
Jun 16 2023
SALEM – The Oregon Department of Transportation is among many organizations affected by a data breach inflicted by a global hack of the data transfer software MOVEit Transfer. This ODOT data includes personal information for approximately 3.5 million holders of Oregon ID or driver’s licenses, according to a news release from the organization on June 15. Since 2015, ODOT has used MOVEitArgus Observer
Aug 25 2023
CNN’s Sept. 2020 fact check about Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Russian oligarch Elena Baturina has been proven wrong by the House Oversight Committee.
CNN’s “Facts First” published a fact check responding to then-President Donald Trump’s assertion during a 2020 presidential debate that Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from the wife of Moscow’s mayor.
“Why is it, justThe Daily Caller
Aug 16 2023
Nobody told The Killers that Russia is not the most popular subject in neighboring Georgia at the moment, it would seem.
The American rock band has apologized after wading into deep geopolitical waters during a concert in the country on Tuesday, when they invited a Russian fan on stage and were booed by the audience.
Videos circulating on social media show the band’s lead singerNBC News (Online)
Feb 19 2022
Miami Street Gangs See No Hope In Dope. They’ve Switched To Identity Fraud Fueled By Russian Hackers
In August 2018, when police in Miami searched the home of Geno St. Flerose, a teenager they said was a member of the Everybody Eats street gang, they discovered incriminating evidence that had little to do with the drugs and guns they more typically find.
Police say St. Flerose had three notebooks full of other people’s personal information – names, dates of birth, bank accountForbes
Aug 27 2023
The composition of Russian defensive positions in southern Ukraine and the ambiguities about how Russian forces are manning and equipping them continues to obscure how the next phase of fighting will transpire. Four Russian Su-30 fighters and a MiG-29 aircraft, as well as two Pantsyr air defense systems and S-300 radars were hit with attack drones. Nearly all reached their targets, with onlyDaily Kos
Aug 24 2023
The passenger manifest of the plane that went down in Russia is essentially a who’s who of Wagner mercenaries: Its second-in-command, who baptized the group with his nom de guerre. The logistics chief. A fighter wounded by U.S. airstrikes in Syria. At least one possible bodyguard. And, of course, , Wagner’s leader and mutineer who many believed was a marked man in June against the RussianAssociated Press
Aug 24 2023
The Kremlin is yet to confirm the details of Wednesday’s plane crash in Russia. Commentators are speculating. The head of the Wagner mercenary group, which in June attempted to topple Russia’s military leadership, has been reported dead after a plane crashed on Wednesday. All 10 people on board were killed, but the Kremlin is yet to confirm Yevgeny Prigozhin‘s death, despite Russian officialsAl Jazeera
Aug 23 2023
Yevgeny Prigozhin’s fate has been entwined with the Kremlin for decades — as a trusted government contractor, and the head of the Wagner mercenary army that fought in Ukraine and has been blamed for doing Russia’s dirty work in Syria and Africa. But when he turned his men toward Moscow two months ago, many inside Russia and beyond started wondering just how long he could last after drawing theAssociated Press