• The majority of Russia's armed forces are against the policies of their leaders, FSB defector says

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, center, walks out of a trench at an undisclosed location in Ukraine. Handout photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on December 22, 2022. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP
    A former doctor with Russia's spy agency said she collected secrets before she fled.
    Maria Dmitrieva is seeking asylum in France, and brought with her documents from the FSB.
    She told CNN that she learned that most of Russia's army is unhappy with their leaders' policies.
    The majority of Russian soldiers are unhappy with their leaders' policies, a...
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  • Russia orders the creation of 24 penal colonies in occupied Ukraine, says report

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Security worker walks by the gate of a penal colony in Vladimir, Russia. Kirill Zarubin/AP Photo
    Russia has ordered the creation of 24 penal colonies in annexed parts of Ukraine, per Meduza.
    The decree outlines plans to create colonies in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.
    Conditions at penal colonies, which trace their roots to Soviet-era gulags, are famously harsh.
    Russia has ordered the creation of two dozen penal colonies in occupied parts of Ukraine, according to the Latvia-based independent media outlet Meduza. The governmental decree , which was published on Tuesday...
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