Polish Institute of National Memory changes its concept of USSR memorials museum

01.07.2017, Poland.

The Polish Institute of National Memory (Polish: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej, IPN) refuses to participate in the creation of an open-air museum of Soviet-era monuments in Borne Sulinowo, an official of the museum, Adam Siwek, said on June 30 in an interview to the TASS news agency.

The IPN Director Jarosław Szarek explained that the Borne Sulinowo museum project was rejected because an alternative concept of using memorials was proposed. According to the new museum concept, Soviet memorials will be gathered on the territory of the Podborsko 3001 Cold War Museum established in a former Soviet military depot. Continue reading

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Computer virus threatens to disrupt world business

01.07.2017, USA.

A computer virus disrupted the work of companies in more than 60 countries including ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles, Cyence Cyber Risk Assessment company informed on June 29, Reuters agency reports.

According to Cyence company, losses caused by WannaCry virus total around $8 million in the past month. This estimate shows that big companies all over the world faced cyber-attacks that knock most important computer networks offline. Continue reading

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Chinese Ambassador: US undermining mutual trust between China and the US

30.06.2017, USA.

On June 30, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, said that sale of arms to Taiwan will undermine mutual trust between China and the US, Interfax-Military News Agency reports.

“And all these actions – sanctions against Chinese companies and especially arms sales to Taiwan – will certainly undermine the mutual confidence between the two sides and runs counter to the spirit of the Mar-a-Lago summit,” Ambassador Cui Tiankai said at one of the receptions in Washington. Continue reading

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DIA afraid of Russian trolls and Russia Today TV-Channel

30.06.2017, USA.

On June 29, the RIA Novosti News Agency reported that US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in its report called Russia Today TV-Channel and the Sputnik Agency tools for influencing the Western public.

The DIA report says, that Russian propaganda aims to intimidate and demoralize, it also includes “bots and trolls on social media, search engine optimization, and paid journalists in Western and other foreign media”, the news agency quotes the report.

In June 2017, a bill against Russia Today‘s activity was introduced in the US Congress. Vladimir Dzhabarov, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the bill a “continuation of the witch hunts.” The senator noted that the US itself conducts information campaigns against Russia, in which they blame Russia. Vladimir Dzhabarov says, “Meanwhile, the Voice of America and other unfriendly organizations conduct anti-Russian propaganda, and they have been working freely in the Russian Federation for decades.”

In June 2016, the US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland spoke in the Senate about America’s purposeful training of journalists to influence Russian viewers. Victoria Nuland stated that the USA had workshops in Europe for journalists who had fled their country and those, who then want to return to their homeland. She also added that the US has supported a number of Russian-speaking news organization in the Baltic States and other countries sharing borders with Russia. These media target the Russian-speaking population of their respective countries and counter “Russian propaganda”. Moreover, the US supports Russian-language broadcasting in Ukraine, which is said to have some effect in Russia.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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