Putin ‘directly overseeing’ blundering Ukraine war as he’s ‘lost confidence’

Vladimir Putin has "bypassed the Russian chain of command" and may be working directly with commanders on the ground in Ukraine, according to experts. According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Putin's spluttering mobilisation of some 300,000 reservists indicates that the tyrant leader may have disregarded standard military practices and Russian law. In its daily assessment of

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Putin propagandist says ‘gulags nicer than Hitler’s Nazi concentration camps’

A Kremlin propagandist dubbed "Putin's voice" claimed Soviet gulags were better than Nazi concentration camps. Vladimir Solovyov took to Russian state TV to share the controversial views, which have since raised eyebrows in the West. TV presenter Solovyov said: "In Soviet labour camps, they knew your name, and under which law you were imprisoned. READ MORE: Liz Truss' love life

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Stalin’s labour camps better than Hitler’s – sick Kremlin TV claim

Putin left red-faced over embarrassing Japan joke We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info In his sick comments, Russian television presenter Vladimir Soloviev spun a line which

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Vladimir Putin’s ‘top TV propagandist’ fleeing Russia – and he has a UK passport

One of Vladimir Putin's "top television propagandists" is set to flee Russia after quitting his post amid the continuing war in Ukraine. Reports indicate that Sergey Brilev, 49, has held onto a UK passport and flat in Chiswick, London, despite having his British assets frozen by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in April. Despite being sanctioned for peddling "fake news", Brilev

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Putin’s links to Russian journo whose skin peeled off after ‘allergic reaction’

A top journalist who was investigating claims Vladimir Putin helped organise a series of terrorist bombings was found dead of a mystery illness. Nineteen years ago this weekend (July 2 2003) Russian journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin was pronounced dead following what doctors in Moscow said was an "allergic reaction". The then deputy editor of Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta, 53, fell ill on

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