Since the start of the year the news has been filled with headlines about a palace on the Black Sea near the resort town of Gelendzhik that opposition activist Alexei Navalny claimed was built for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin has rejected the allegations, while an oligarch with close ties to the president has said that he owns the complex, and intends to run a hotel there. What is certain is that signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the vicinity seem to be interfered with, or distorted, remarkably often. Many observers claim there is spoofing going on to deflect prying eyes. What is spoofing? But what exactly is spoofing? In this context, it is an attack whereby false signals are mimicked and transmitted to a receiver that misinterprets them as being authentic. Spoofing can affect any GNSS, including the US Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia's GLONASS or the EU's Galileo, which, as … [Read more...] about Is Russia distorting GPS signals to protect Vladimir Putin?
President Joe Biden is deploying four Air Force B-1 bombers to Norway to express to Russia's Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will defend allies if Russia shows aggression in the Arctic. CNN reported the move Monday, saying that bombers and approximately 200 Americans stationed at Dyess Air Force base in Texas will be deployed to Orland Air Base in Norway. Within three weeks, missions will begin in the Arctic Circle and in international airspace off of Russia's northwest coast, the network said. President Joe Biden (left) is deploying four Air Force B-1 bombers to Norway to express to Russia 's Vladimir Putin (right) that the U.S. will defend allies if Russia shows aggression in the Arctic Air Force B-1 bombers are being deployed to Norway by President Joe Biden to express to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. won't tolerate an aggressive Arctic posturing Four B-1 bombers will be deployed to Norway as a show of strength to … [Read more...] about Joe Biden deploys four B-1 bombers to Norway to operate on the edge of Russian air space in message to Vladimir Putin
WITH gold-painted toilet brushes waving in the crisp Russian air, thousands gathered to mock president Vladimir Putin. From ageing babushkas to wide-eyed teens, they had answered opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call last weekend to take to the snow-covered streets to protest at corruption, in what has been dubbed the “Flushin’ Revolution”. Putin, 68, is suddenly under pressure at home like never before after furious Russians in 100 cities demanded an end to his iron rule. For the first time in a generation, Kremlin watchers are signalling that the vast nation’s ruthless self-appointed czar may have been mortally wounded. And this week his enemies insisted that the man who would next year celebrate ten years in office now fears a grisly end like Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi, who ended his life being dragged around the streets by victorious rebels. The tipping point for many had been a Navalny YouTube film — now watched 100million times — in … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin under pressure like never before from gold-plated toilet brush waving Alexei Navalny supporters
VLADIMIR Putin says he won't be getting the Covid vaccine soon because he doesn't want "to monkey around" - in an apparent joke about the Oxford jab. The Russian president, 68, was speaking about his country's Sputnik V remedy and insisted he is no hurry to become inoculated saying he "could" get it in the late summer. ???? Read our coronavirus liv e blog for the latest news & updates However, Putin then made a joke which appeared to reference fake news peddled by Kremlin-backed trolls that the Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine could turn people into apes. When asked if we could get the jab early to encourage uptake in Russia, he said: "I don't want to monkey around" in front of the cameras, reports Kommersant . Memes and videos depicting the British-made Oxford vaccine as dangerous have been found flooding the internet. It’s thought to be a ploy targeting countries such as Brazil and India, where Moscow wants to sell its own Sputnik vaccine. One poster … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin makes ‘monkeying around’ gag in apparent dig at fake news claims Oxford vaccine turned people into apes
BEYONCE must have been in Russia getting ready, because she put on a hat which made her look like Vladimir Putin. The Bootylicious singer, 39, wrapped up warm in her Icy Park collection. Seems it is not just Russian leader Putin, 68, who is crazy in gloves. Last week we told how Beyonce straddled a plastic-wrapped white sofa as she posed for pictures to promote her latest clothing collection. She showcased a series of outfits in a variety of shots featuring retro brown patterned pants and hats . The social media caption lauded Icy Park’s February 19th launch on adidas.com, followed by a release the next day in "select stores globally." Most read in Celebrity WED YOU BELIEVE IT? MAFS Australia's brides' dramatic transformations after the show PARIS SWEARY Loose Women forced to apologise as Paris Fury says 's***' during baby reveal DARK TIME Britney Spears reveals devastating … [Read more...] about Beyonce takes style tips from Russia’s Vladimir Putin in latest photoshoot