Russia Is A Terrorist State: Part 3 – The 2010s (In Progress)

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Russia Is A Terrorist State

Russia Is A Terrorist State
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Vladimir Putin is a terrorist and a war criminal. He has utilized KGB-era narrative control devices to flood social media with disinformation. Here is the history of his path of destruction.

Previously:

Part 1: The 1990s

Part 2: The 2000s (In Progress)

 

Part 3: The 2010s (In Progress)

 

2010. United States. Wikileaks Document Dump.

"Wikileaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit visits The New York Times on the 4th of July" by Wikileaks Mobile Information Collection Unit under CC BY 2.0
Wikileaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit visits The New York Times on the 4th of July” by Wikileaks Mobile Information Collection Unit under CC BY 2.0

 

Leaked U.S. video shows deaths of Reuters’ Iraqi staffers – Reuters April 5, 2010

Is WikiLeaks Release Brave Or Unethical? – NPR November 30, 2010

Has release of Wikileaks documents cost lives? – BBC News December 1, 2010

How many sources has WikiLeaks put at risk? – Foreign Policy December 4, 2010

Unredacted US embassy cables available online after WikiLeaks breach – The Guardian August 31, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s TV show to be aired on Russian channel – The Guardian January 25, 2012

WikiLeaks founder to host Kremlin-funded TV show – Reuters January 26, 2012

Why is WikiLeaks publishing private individuals’ personal information? – PBC NewsHour August 23, 2016

The WikiLeaks-Russia connection started way before the 2016 election – Vox January 6, 2017

AP Exclusive: WikiLeaks files expose group’s inner workings – AP News September 17, 2018

The Mueller report confirms it: Assange is not a whistleblower or a journalist | Opinion – The Washington Post April 22, 2019

 

Additional Sources For 2010. United States. Wikileaks Document Dump.

 

2011. Russia. 2011 Russian Elections.

"Thousands of people demonstrate on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow December 10, 2011 against the rigging of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation" under Public Domain by Voice of America
Thousands of people demonstrate on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow December 10, 2011 against the rigging of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation” under Public Domain by Voice of America.

 

Monitors find Russian elections flawed – The Washington Post December 5, 2011

Russian election overshadowed by accusations of fraud, manipulation – DW December 5, 2011

Putin’s party ekes out majority in controversial Russia election – The Christian Science Monitor December 5, 2011

Voters Watch Polls in Russia, and Fraud Is What They See – The New York Times December 6, 2011

Clinton cites ‘serious concerns’ about Russian election – CNN December 6, 2011

Russians protest Putin, election fraud – CBS News December 10, 2011

Russians come out in force to protest against alleged electoral fraud – The Guardian December 10, 2011

Russian election: Biggest protests since fall of USSR – BBC News December 10, 2011

An EU Court ruled that Putin’s party rigged the 2011 Russian elections – Business Insider June 6, 2017

 

Additional Sources For 2011. Russia. 2011 Russian Elections.

 

 

2014. Crimea. Little Green Men.

"A combination of the flags of NATO and Ukraine, NATO in the top-left and Ukraine in the bottom-right." by Jurta under CC0 1.0
A combination of the flags of NATO and Ukraine, NATO in the top-left and Ukraine in the bottom-right.” by Jurta under CC0 1.0

 

Pro and anti-Russian demonstrators clash in Ukraine’s Crimea – FRANCE 24 February 26, 2014

“Little green men” or “Russian invaders”? – BBC News March 11, 2014

Russia Is Firing Missiles at Ukraine – Foreign Policy July 17, 2014

Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling – Reuters August 20, 2014

Ukraine crisis escalates as Russian forces pour across border – MSNBC November 12, 2014

Hundreds of Russian troops killed in Ukraine, Nemtsov report says – May 12, 2015

SBU says Russia’s Wagner mercenaries involved in Donbas war – Kyiv Post October 7, 2017

Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Bill To Terminate Friendship Treaty With Russia – RFERL December 6, 2018

Ukraine to ditch Russian friendship treaty – DW December 9, 2018

Kremlin Criticizes Ukraine for Breaking Friendship Treaty After Russia Invaded Country – Newsweek March 13, 2019

Inside The Shadow War Fought By Russian Mercenaries – BuzzFeed News April 17, 2019

Putin’s Not-So-Secret Mercenaries: Patronage, Geopolitics, and the Wagner Group – CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE July 8, 2019

Band of Brothers: The Wagner Group and the Russian State – CSIS September 21, 2020

 

Additional Sources For 2014. Crimea. Little Green Men.

 

2014. February 18 – 23. Ukraine. Revolution of Dignity.

"Euromaidan 02 February, 2014; Kiev: Rally on Euromaidan, near Kyiv, 02 February, 2014" by Ввласенко under CC BY-SA 3.0
Euromaidan 02 February, 2014; Kiev: Rally on Euromaidan, near Kyiv, 02 February, 2014” by Ввласенко under CC BY-SA 3.0

 

Ukraine’s 2014 revolution – CNN February 19, 2014

The February revolution – The Economist February 27, 2014

Ukraine’s revolution and Russia’s occupation of Crimea: how we got here – The Guardian March 5, 2014

Everything you need to know about the 2014 Ukraine crisis – Vox September 3, 2014

Ukraine’s revolution: Making sense of a year of chaos – BBC News November 21, 2014

Revolution of dignity – DW November 21, 2014

The Revolution of Dignity Art Exhibit: Images from Ukraine’s Maidan, 2013-2014 – NOW EXTENDED! – Wilson Center March 24, 2015

The Maidan protest movement – Britannica August 2, 2015

Excellent Documentary Portrays Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity – Huffington Post November 5, 2015

Euromaidan Dreams Deferred | Poroshenko, Corruption, and Stalled Political Progress in Ukraine – Foreign Affairs January 7, 2016

Reforming Ukraine After the Revolutions – The New Yorker August 29, 2016

Five years after the Revolution of Dignity: Ukraine’s progress and Russia’s malign activities – BROOKINGS June 18, 2019

FIVE YEARS AFTER THE REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY: UKRAINE’S PROGRESS/RUSSIA’S MALIGN ACTIVITIES – U.S. Government Publishing Office June 18, 2019

What did Ukraine’s revolution in 2014 achieve? – The Economist February 16, 2022

Eight years after pro-democracy protesters were killed in Kyiv, Ukraine faces greater Russian threat – CBS News February 20, 2022

The legacy of the Euromaidan Revolution lives on in the Ukrainian-Russian war – The Economist March 23, 2022

 

Additional Sources For 2014. February 18 – 23. Ukraine. Revolution of Dignity.

 

 

2014. Ukraine. Yanukovych.

"Official portrait of Viktor Yanukovych, the 4th president of Ukraine" by The Government of Ukraine under CC BY 4.0
Official portrait of Viktor Yanukovych, the 4th president of Ukraine” by The Government of Ukraine under CC BY 4.0

 

The Loan That Launched A Crisis | The Ukrainian conflict isn’t just about politics. – Foreign Policy February 21, 2014

Breakthrough? Ukrainian President, Opposition Leaders Reach Deal – NPR February 21, 2014

Ukrainian President Voted Out; Opposition Leader Freed – NPR February 22, 2014

Ukraine’s former PM rallies protesters after Yanukovych flees Kiev – The Guardian February 22, 2014

Ukraine Protestors Seize Kiev As President Flees – TIME February 22, 2014

Ukraine’s parliament votes to oust president; former prime minister is freed from prison – The Washington Post February 22, 2014

Ukraine’s President Voted Out, Flees Kiev – The Atlantic February 22, 2014

With President’s Departure, Ukraine Looks Toward a Murky Future – The Washington Post February 22, 2014

Was Yanukovych’s Ouster Constitutional? – RFERL February 23, 2014

Ukraine issues arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych – CNN February 24, 2014

Just Like His Power, Ukrainian Ex-Leader Vanishes Into Thin Air – The New York Times February 24, 2014

Mystery man: Ukraine’s U.S. fixer – POLITICO March 5, 2014

Ousted Ukraine president warns of civil war, criticizes U.S. for aiding current government – The Washington Post March 11, 2014

Putin: Russia helped Yanukovych to flee Ukraine – BBC News October 24, 2014

A Year After Maidan: Why Did Viktor Yanukovych Flee After Signing the Agreement With the Opposition? – CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE February 25, 2015

Viktor Yanukovych | president of Ukraine – Britannica September 5, 2015

Ukraine’s Yanukovich blames radicals for bloodshed at Maidan protests – Reuters November 28, 2016

Ukraine’s Ex-President Is Convicted of Treason – The New York Times January 24, 2019

Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych found guilty of treason – The Guardian January 25, 2019

Ukraine: Six years after the Maidan – BROOKINGS February 21, 2020

Conflict in Ukraine – Council on Foreign Relations July 2, 2020

Putin accuses US of orchestrating 2014 ‘coup’ in Ukraine – AL JAZEERA June 22, 2021

Who is Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president Putin reportedly wants to put back in power? – FORTUNE March 2, 2022

What Really Happened in Ukraine in 2014—and Since Then – The Bulwark April 13, 2022

 

 

Additional Sources For 2014. Ukraine. Yanukovych.

 

 

2014. Belarus. The Minsk Protocol.

"A map of the buffer zone established by the Minsk Protocol during the War in Donbass" by Goran tek-en under CC BY-SA 4.0
A map of the buffer zone established by the Minsk Protocol during the War in Donbass” by Goran tek-en under CC BY-SA 4.0

 

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal – Reuters September 4, 2014

Ukraine ceasefire ‘agreed for east of country’ at Minsk peace talks – The Guardian September 5, 2014

Ukraine Deal Imposes Truce Putin Devised – The New York Times September 5, 2014

Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine – CSIS September 8, 2014

Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks – BBC News September 20, 2014

Ceasefire broken, fighting continues at airport – DW November 5, 2014

Minsk Agreement Must Be Honored for Ukraine – VOA November 13, 2014

Ukraine Rebels Dismiss Minsk Peace Deal, Push for More Territory – VOA News November 19, 2014

Joint statement of the NATO-Ukraine Commission – NATO December 2, 2014

Statement by the President on the Ukraine Freedom Support Act – THE WHITE HOUSE December 18, 2014

 

 

Additional Sources For 2014. Belarus. The Minsk Protocol.

 

 

2015. Belarus. Minsk II.

"Normandy format talks in Minsk (February 2015): Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, and Petro Poroshenko take part in the talks on a settlement to the situation in Ukraine" by Kremlin.ru under CC BY 3.0 and CC BY 4.0
Normandy format talks in Minsk (February 2015): Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, and Petro Poroshenko take part in the talks on a settlement to the situation in Ukraine” by Kremlin.ru under CC BY 3.0 and CC BY 4.0

 

Ukraine ceasefire: New Minsk agreement key points – BBC News February 12, 2015

Ukraine crisis: what is in the Minsk ceasefire agreement? – The Guardian February 12, 2015

Full text of the Minsk agreement – Financial Times February 12, 2015

Factbox: Minsk agreement on Ukraine – Reuters February 12, 2015

Ukraine Cease-Fire Leaves Control of Border Unresolved Until Year’s End – The New York Times February 12, 2015

Minsk II—will it meet a better fate than Minsk I? – BROOKINGS February 12, 2015

Putin’s Next Prize in Eastern Ukraine – Foreign Policy March 2, 2015

Ukraine ceasefire ‘violated’ as violence spikes – CNBC August 12, 2015

Crisis Over Ukraine | Contingency Planning Memorandum Update – Council on Foreign Relations October 9, 2015

The Impact of the Normandy Format on the Conflict in Ukraine: Four Leaders, Three Cease-fires, and Two Summits – CSIS October 23, 2015

What Are the Minsk Accords, and Could They Defuse the Ukraine Crisis? – The New York Times February 8, 2022

What is the Minsk agreement and is it a way out of Ukraine crisis? – CNN February 9, 2022

Ukraine-Russia crisis: What is the Minsk agreement? – AL JAZEERA February 9, 2022

In Ukraine, even peace accords can be a Russian weapon – POLITICO February 10, 2022

Eastern Ukraine’s Problematic Peace Plan – Foreign Policy February 17, 2022

Ukraine crisis: What are the Minsk agreements and how Putin has been accused of ending the process – Sky News February 21, 2022

Factbox: What are the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict? – Reuters February 21, 2022

Why the Minsk Accords Failed to Bring Ukraine Peace – The Washington Post February 23, 2022

 

Additional Sources For 2015. Belarus. Minsk II.

 

 

2016. Syria. Russian War Crimes In Aleppo.

"President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and President Vladimir Putin of Russia met in Moscow to discuss the military operations in Syria." by Press Service of the President of Russia under CC BY 4.0
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and President Vladimir Putin of Russia met in Moscow to discuss the military operations in Syria.” by Press Service of the President of Russia under CC BY 4.0

 

Putin’s Attack Helicopters and Mercenaries Are Winning the War for Assad – Foreign Policy March 30, 2016

Russia’s Brutal Bombing of Aleppo May Be Calculated, and It May Be Working – The New York Times September 29, 2016

Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria – Reuters November 3, 2016

Russia/Syria: War Crimes in Month of Bombing Aleppo – Human Rights Watch December 1, 2016

Aleppo bombing will continue until rebels leave, Russia says – The Guardian December 9, 2016

The Russian captives who may link Syria, Ukraine and the Kremlin’s fight against the opposition – The Washington Post October 5, 2017

How Syria’s White Helmets became victims of an online propaganda machine – The Guardian December 18, 2017

The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn’t want to talk about – CNN February 18, 2018

Russia’s shadowy world of military contractors: independent mercenaries, or working for the Kremlin? – Los Angeles Times February 18, 2018

Syria war: Who are Russia’s shadowy Wagner mercenaries? – BBC News February 23, 2018

Russian Mercenaries: Vagner Commanders Describe Life Inside The ‘Meat Grinder’ – RFERL March 14, 2018

Putin’s Private Army – CNN August 13, 2019

 

Additional Sources For 2016. Syria. Russian War Crimes In Aleppo.

 

 

2016. United Kingdom. Brexit.

"Flag for Brexit" by Mrmw under CC0 1.0
Flag for Brexit” by Mrmw under CC0 1.0

 

‘No One’ Protected British Democracy From Russia, U.K. Report Concludes – The New York Times July 21, 2020

Was there Russian meddling in the Brexit referendum? The Tories just didn’t car – The Guardian July 21, 2020

4 Key Takeaways From the British Report on Russian Interference – Foreign Policy July 21, 2020

Did Russia Influence Brexit? – CSIS July 21, 2020

‘Staggering’ Russia report reveals why government batted off Brexit interference claims – Sky News July 22, 2020

Putin blows up Brexit – POLITICO March 5, 2022

 

Additional Sources For 2016. United Kingdom. Brexit.

 

 

2016. Russia. Russia Election.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin at polling station No. 2151 during voting in the elections of deputies of the State Duma" by Press Service of the President of Russia via www.kremlin.ru under CC BY 4.0
Russian President Vladimir Putin at polling station No. 2151 during voting in the elections of deputies of the State Duma on September 18, 2016 ” by Press Service of the President of Russia via www.kremlin.ru under CC BY 4.0

 

Numbers Don’t Lie: Statistics Point To Massive Fraud In Russia’s Duma Vote – RFERL September 20, 2016

Russian police find evidence of fraud during parliamentary election – Reuters November 14, 2016

 

2016. United States. Clinton v. Trump Election Interference.

"NWomen's March 1196" by Edward Kimmel from Takoma Park, MD under CC BY-SA 2.0
NWomen’s March 1196” by Edward Kimmel from Takoma Park, MD under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Why Putin hates Hillary – POLITICO July 25, 2016

What Happened to WikiLeaks? – WIRED August 19, 2016

WikiLeaks just tried to justify its behavior this year in a bizarre Election Day statement – Vox November 8, 2016

Guess Who Came to Dinner With Flynn and Putin – NBC News April 18, 2017

What Did Ex-Trump Aide Paul Manafort Really Do in Ukraine? – NBC News June 27, 2017

The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks – The Atlantic November 13, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. Exchanged Messages With Wikileaks Leading Up To The 2016 Election – NPR November 14, 2017

5 times Trump praised WikiLeaks during his 2016 election campaign – Insider November 14, 2017

Russia investigation sheds new light on Jared Kushner’s involvement with Moscow – Los Angeles Times December 3, 2017

WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks: sources – Reuters December 7, 2017

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS – Federal Bureau of Investigation January 9, 2019

Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election – U.S. Department of Justice March 2019

What we know — and don’t know — about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and the 2016 campaign – The Washington Post April 11, 2019

Trump campaign planned for WikiLeaks dump, tried to acquire Clinton emails, Mueller report finds – NBC News April 18, 2019

Donald Trump ‘offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack’ – The Guardian February 19, 2020

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats’ emails: lawyer – Reuters February 19, 2020

Senate panel backs assessment that Russia interfered in 2016 – AP News April 21, 2020

Study Exposes Russia Disinformation Campaign That Operated In The Shadows For 6 Years – NPR June 16, 2020

Senate panel finds Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election – PBS NewsHour August 18, 2020

Senate Report: Former Trump Aide Paul Manafort Shared Campaign Info With Russia – PBS NewsHour August 18, 2020

Senate committee concludes Russia used Manafort, WikiLeaks to boost Trump in 2016 – Reuters August 18, 2020

Factbox: Key findings from Senate inquiry into Russian interference in 2016 U.S. election – Reuters August 18, 2020

 

Additional Sources For 2016. United States. Clinton v. Trump Election Interference.

 

 

2017. Russia. Blackwater’s Erik Pence Offers Services to Putin’s Wagner Group.

"Erik Prince speaking at a Miller Center gathering on April 15, 2015" by Miller Center under CC BY 2.0
Erik Prince speaking at a Miller Center gathering on April 15, 2015” by Miller Center under CC BY 2.0

 

Blackwater Renames Itself, And Wants to Go Back to Iraq – ABC News December 12, 2011

Blackwater: Murder Threats Were Just The Start – Daily Beast June 30, 2014

Four Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty of Charges in Fatal Nisur Square Shooting in Iraq – The United States Department of Justice October 22, 2014

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel – The Washington Post April 3, 2017

Blackwater Security Contractor Found Guilty, Again, in Deadly 2007 Iraq Shooting The New York Times December 19, 2018

Trump backer Erik Prince’s account of Russian banker contact differs from Mueller report – Reuters April 18, 2019

ERIK PRINCE OFFERED LETHAL SERVICES TO SANCTIONED RUSSIAN MERCENARY FIRM WAGNER – The Intercept April 13, 2020

Erik Prince Offered Military Services to Sanctioned Russian Mercenary Firm: Report – Daily Beast April 13, 2020

How I Uncovered Erik Prince’s Secret Kremlin Connection – Daily Beast August 19, 2020

‘Putin ain’t woke’: Steve Bannon and Erik Prince celebrate Russia for being anti-LGBT – Independent via Yahoo! News February 24, 2022

 

Additional Sources For 2017. Russia. Blackwater’s Erik Pence Offers Services to Putin’s Wagner Group.

 

 

2018. Russia. Russian Election.

"Vladimir Putin voted in the presidential election in Russia on March 18, 2018" by The Presidential Press and Information Office via kremlin.ru under CC BY 4.0
Vladimir Putin voted in the presidential election in Russia on March 18, 2018” by The Presidential Press and Information Office via kremlin.ru under CC BY 4.0

 

Putin’s re-election was decades in the making – BROOKINGS March 19, 2018

 

 

2019. United States and Ukraine. Trump’s Quid Pro Quo.

"President Donald J. Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zalensky Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)" under Public Domain by The White House from Washington, DC
President Donald J. Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zalensky Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)” under Public Domain by The White House from Washington, DC

 

 

Additional Sources For 2019. United States and Ukraine. Trump’s Quid Pro Quo.

 

Washington D.C. SCOTUS Under Trump.

"The Supreme Court as composed October 27, 2020 to June 30, 2022.Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Back row, left to right: Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett" under public domain by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett” under public domain by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

 

Additional Sources For Washington D.C. SCOTUS Under Trump.

 

 

Continued In Part 4: 2020 – 2021 (In Progress)

 

 

Additional Sources:

 

2010. United States. Wikileaks Document Dump.

 

2011. Russia. 2011 Russian Elections.

 

2014. Crimea. Little Green Men.

 

2014. February 18 – 23. Ukraine. Revolution of Dignity.

 

2014. Ukraine. Yanukovych.

 

2014. Belarus. The Minsk Protocol.

 

2015. Belarus. Minsk II.

 

2016. Syria. Russian War Crimes In Aleppo.

 

2016. United Kingdom. Brexit.

 

2016. United States. Clinton v. Trump Election Interference.

 

2017. Russia. Blackwater’s Erik Pence Offers Services to Putin’s Wagner Group.

 

2019. United States and Ukraine. Trump’s Quid Pro Quo.

 

Washington D.C. SCOTUS Under Trump.

 

 

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