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23 August 2022 - Russia Special Weapons News
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- Russia to show 'no mercy' for killers of Dugin's daughter: Lavrov Press TV 23 Aug 2022 -- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said there can be "no mercy" for organizers, instigators and perpetrators behind a car bombing that killed the daughter of Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin, who is known for his staunch anti-West views.
- Dugin urges Russia to avenge his daughter's murder, blaming Ukraine for it Press TV 23 Aug 2022 -- Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin, who is known for his staunch anti-West views, has blamed Ukraine for the car bomb attack that killed his daughter, urging Russia to avenge the murder.
- Russian Claims On Killing Of Dugin's Daughter Prompt Skepticism, Speculation About Kremlin Infighting RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- Russia's speed at "solving" the car-bomb assassination of the daughter of prominent Russian far-right ideologue Aleksandr Dugin, who has played a prominent role in justifying and drumming up support for President Vladimir Putin's geopolitical ambitions, has attracted considerable skepticism.
- White House's Kirby on Dugina Murder: There's No Place for This Kind of Violence Sputnik 23 Aug 2022 -- National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said on Tuesday that there is no place for such violence that resulted in the killing of Russian national Daria Dugina.
- Russia's Anti-War Movement After Six Months: What Happened To 'The Most Important People On The Planet'? RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- On March 6, Russian police detained more than 5,000 people in 69 cities across the country for protesting Moscow's unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine just two weeks earlier.
- Russian Prosecutor Seeks Five Years In Prison For Anarchist Couple That Criticized FSB RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- The prosecution has asked a court to sentence a couple, who are self-declared anarchists, to five years in prison each for criticizing the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor to the Soviet-era KGB, with a protest banner they unfurled at the agency's headquarters in 2018.
- Russian Internet Giant Yandex Sells Homepage, News To Kremlin-Friendly Rival VK RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- Russia's Internet giant Yandex has completed the sale of its news aggregator and Yandex.ru homepage to Kremlin-friendly rival VK, the owner of the eponymous social network -- a move experts have said will deal a further blow to Russians' access to independent media.
- Kazakh Foreign Ministry Summons Ukrainian Ambassador Over 'Inappropriate' Comments RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry has summoned Ukrainian Ambassador Petro Vrublevskiy over "inappropriate" comments he made in an interview with a Kazakh blogger about Russia's ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine that went viral on the Internet and sparked a negative reaction in Russia and among ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan.
- Kazakh Foreign Ministry Summoned Ukrainian Ambassador to Protest Over Remarks on Russians Sputnik 23 Aug 2022 -- The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it had summoned Ukrainian Ambassador Petro Vrublevsky to express a protest over his recent remarks regarding Russians.
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