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John Ivison: Canada needs to stand firm and pass anti-corruption legislation

Russia’s preferred style of government down the centuries has blithely been called despotism, tempered by assassination.

But Canadian MPs hope that Vladimir Putin’s absolutism can be moderated by less dramatic means — international human rights pressure. 1,171 more words

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Something rotten...

In Act 1, Scene iv of Hamlet, the appearance of King Hamlet’s ghost prompts an officer of the watch, Marcellus, to say “something is rotten at the heart of Denmark”, if you replace Denmark with Russia, then the book I am posting on now, will tell you why. 604 more words

Russian Orphans: An American Dilemma

Donald Trump Jr. recently claimed that his meeting with a Kremlin-backed lawyer was designed to address the adoption of Russian orphans – not to collude with Russia to weaken Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. 1,295 more words


Forgetting the ‘Dirty Dossier’ on Trump

By Robert Parry | Consortium News | July 10, 2017

Yes, I realize that the editors of The New York Times long ago cast aside any journalistic professionalism to become charter members of the #Resistance against Donald Trump.

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MPs from all parties back Magnitsky law for Canada, in honour of deceased Russian whistleblower

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is urging the federal government to expand its international sanctions law to include gross human rights violations — a move bound to further strain relations with Russia. 648 more words


Assad/ Putin

The republican President Donald Trump has yet to meet the real Russian President Vladimir Putin. He would be well advised to learn more about the history of this ex KGB director before he decides to coordinate any actions of a mutual benefit. 2,092 more words