Day: March 18, 2020

Europe Russia

“Russia is spreading disinformation on coronavirus”, claims the EU

A report by the European External Action Service’s strategic communications division, revealed by the Financial Times today, claims that “Russian pro-Kremlin media” are conducting a “significant disinformation campaign” to exploit the coronavirus pandemic crisis in Western countries by “destroying confidence in the emergency response”. The story has subsequently been taken up by much of the […]

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Economics United States

“We are going to have violence in the streets”, says economist Nouriel Roubini

In an interview with Yahoo Finance American economist Nouriel Roubini said the financial crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic could have severe consequences for many people: “We literally are going to have riots on the street and people going to the supermarkets and taking over everything and stealing it because people are going to start […]

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Culture

Eduard Limonov, Russian writer and politician with a penchant for provocation, dies at 77

The Russian writer and radical politician Eduard Limonov has died in Moscow yesterday. He was 77. Limonov, whose real name was Eduard Veniaminovich Savenko, gained celebrity as the author of provocative novels in the 1970s, after he emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1974. Born in Dzerzhinsk, an industrial town in the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast […]

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