My life as a pro-Putin propagandist in Russia’s secret ‘troll factory’

When Lyudmila Savchuk heard about the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov earlier this year she was shocked and saddened.

“I felt the bullets between my own shoulders,” she said, recalling how the Kremlin critic was gunned down near Moscow’s Red Square in February.

Yet within hours of Mr Nemtsov’s death, Ms Savchuk and her colleagues were going online to pour bile on the former deputy prime minister and claim he was killed by his own friends rather than by government hitmen, as many suspect.

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Russia steps up propaganda push with online “Kremlin trolls”

Lyuda Savchuk, a single mother with two children, worked in the St. Petersburg “troll factory” until mid-March. The 34-year-old journalist said she had some idea of the Orwellian universe she was entering when she took the job, but underestimated its intensity and scope.”I knew it was something bad, but of course I never suspected that it was this horrible and this large-scale,” she said in an interview in her apartment, which has colorful drawings on the walls for her two preschool-age children.

She described how the trolls manage several social media accounts under different nicknames, such as koka-kola23, green_margo and Funornotfun. Those in her department had to bash out 160 blog posts during a 12-hour shift. Trolls in other departments flooded the Internet with doctored images and pro-Putin commentary on news stories that crop up on Russian and Western news portals. Continue reading

Wealthy Russian whistleblower ‘poisoned’ in Paris after corruption fall-out with Putin

Alexander Litvinenko 2.0:

 

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A WEALTHY Russian banker who died with traces of a lethal exotic plant in his body was poisoned in Paris in an international assassination, it is claimed.

He is said to have fallen foul of President Vladimir Putin by whistle-blowing on corruption among Moscow’s power elite – vast sums were being skimmed off as part of a £163.5million tax scam.

French detectives have now been instructed by an investigating magistrate to look into his death. Continue reading

Vladimir Putin has up to 10,000 troops in Ukraine, Russian opposition claims

Russia has 8000 to 10,000 soldiers in eastern Ukraine and has spent more than 53 billion roubles ($1.3 billion) supplying separatist rebels, according to a report compiled by Russian opposition activists.

The report, titled “Putin. War.”, was the last project of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who used open source information and interviews with families to paint a picture contradicting Moscow’s argument that no serving Russian troops are fighting in Ukraine. Continue reading

Dying CIA Agent Claims He Assassinated Marilyn Monroe

Normand Hodges is slowly dying. The retired CIA officer confessed to committing the assassinations during his stay at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, in Norfolk, Virginia, according to a World News Daily report.

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Vladimir Putin Ousted In Silent Coup, Reports Say, As Mystery Over Russian Strongman Continues

It’s unknown what has exactly happened since March 5, when he was last seen. It’s also unknown what tomorrow’s appearance by him might bring. If he’s to step down we might be looking at Medvedev taking charge again but in an interim capacity until elections come around. He’s a familiar face which won’t cause too much shock among the nation.

As the article states, it is plausible this has something to do with the assassination of outspoken Putin critic, Nemstov, two weeks ago. People now know who the killers are, but want the ‘contractors’ and the trail just might lead to Putin. Perhaps Putin’s already corrupt handlers in a nation ran by Soviet era KGB thugs think Putin overstepped his boundaries.

 

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has been AWOL for more than a week, and reports now say that the 62-year-old president may have been deposed in a silent coup deep within the Kremlin. But Putin is scheduled to make a public appearance on Monday, so the mystery of his disappearance could be cleared up at that time — or it could grow even deeper if Putin pulls a no-show then, as he has at several announced meetings since March 5.

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Paul Craig Roberts – The New Greek Government May Be Assassinated

Today Dr. Paul Craig Roberts stunned King World News when he said that the new Greek government may be assassinated because the stakes are so high.  The former U.S. Treasury official takes KWN readers on a terrifying trip down the rabbit hole of government lies and assassinations, where the stakes are high and governments play for keeps.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts:  “There is much more involved here with Greece than just the interests of the creditor banks, who still want to be paid 100 cents on the dollar.  There is another strong interest and this is the interest of the centralizing European Union government and the interest of the European Central Bank as the policy-maker for all of the countries.

So they are using the Greek crisis to establish that ruling power structure….

“That makes it difficult to make an agreement with the new Greek government to ameliorate the conditions imposed on Greece.  So it makes the EU inflexible.  That inflexibility gives Greece the cards to say, ‘We’re not playing your game — we’re going to play a different game and accept Russia’s offer.’ Continue reading

Former Mossad chief: Iran murdered Argentine prosecutor

Says assassination linked to 1992 Israeli embassy bombing

During a radio interview to be aired Sunday night, former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit suggested Iran may have “directly or indirectly” murdered an Argentine prosecutor who threatened the blow the lid off Iran’s involvement in a pair of deadly bombings in Buenos Aires.

In a transcript of Shavit’s interview obtained by WND and scheduled to air on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s AM 970 The Answer, the former Israeli intelligence chief said his years of experience lead him to suspect Iran is behind the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Continue reading

Prosecutor who said Argentine President Cristina Kirchner obstructed his inquiry found dead

You shouldn’t be shocked to hear when Communist leadership kills one of the proletariat investigating the President’s cover-up and collusion with Iranian terrorists.

 

An Argentine prosecutor apparently committed suicide just hours before he had been due to testify against President Cristina Kirchner, officials say.

Buenos Aires: An Argentine prosecutor was found dead just hours before he had been due to give what was expected to be damning testimony against President Cristina Kirchner, in what appears to have been a suicide, officials said on Monday.

The body of Alberto Nisman, 51, who had received threats, was found overnight in his 13th-floor apartment in the upscale Puerto Madero waterfront neighbourhood of the capital Buenos Aires. Continue reading

US general assassinated in ‘green-on-blue’ shooting at Afghan army training base

A man in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire Tuesday at a military base, killing a U.S. general officer and wounding 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops

Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said that the assailant fired into a group of international soldiers at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University at Camp Qargha, a base west of Kabul, and was subsequently killed. Continue reading

Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

If Iran has 30,000 strong, one can only imagine what their handlers and enablers (Russia and China) have — and they’ve been in this game for over 70 years.

Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report.

The report concluded that Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security, known as MOIS, is “one of the largest and most dynamic intelligence agencies in the Middle East.” Continue reading