• Russia-installed Kherson regional governor allegedly poisoned by his cook and housekeeper

    The head of the Russia-installed  Kherson regional administration, Vladimir Saldo, could have been poisoned by his cook and his housekeeper. Saldo has all the symptoms of poisoning, reports the Russian Telegram channel Baza, citing sources.

    "It turned that the day before the alleged poisoning, a housekeeper who works at Saldo's house brought in a cook. Half an hour after the head of the military administration had a meal, he started getting confused, then his fingers began to go numb. A couple …

  • More than 1,000 Russian inmates recruited by Wagner private military company to fight in Ukraine

    The Russian news outlet Verstka reports, citing inmates, that the representatives of the Wagner private military company managed to visit about 17 Russian penal colonies in 10 regions of the Russian Federation.

    Verstka notes that Russia has already created a special military base for training the recruited inmates. It is located in the territory of the penal colony in Rostov-on-Don. There, inmates are trained for 20 hours a day, 4 hours are given for sleep. The first group, which was trained …

  • Putin's friend Prigozhin tours Russian prisons to recruit inmates for his Wagner Private Military Company fighting in Ukraine

    Prisoners from the Yaroslavl and Tula regions (Russia) told the news outlet Mediazona how a short bald older man with a Hero of Russia star on his jacket, calling himself Yevgeny Prigozhin, tried to recruit them into his "paramilitary organized crime group".

    Mediazona published the stories of two inmates about the visits to their penal colonies of "Putin's chef" Prigozhin, who offered convicts to take part in the war in Ukraine in exchange for money and pardon.

    According to one inmate from …

  • Russia-appointed official assassinated in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region

    Vitaly Gur, the deputy head of the Nova Kakhovka housing administration established by Russia, died while being transported to a hospital in annexed Crimea after an attempt was made on him, reports Strana.ua. The death has also been confirmed by the Russian military reporter, Yuriy Kotenok.

    Earlier, RIA Novosti, citing a source in the local administration, reported that an attempt was made on Gur. According to RIA Novosti, he was taken to hospital in serious condition and the doctors were …

  • Developer of Putin’s hypersonic missiles arrested on charges of treason

    Director of the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITPM) Alexander Shiplyuk was arrested in Russia on charges of treason. Search warrants were executed in the institute before his arrest.

    According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the scientist’s arrest may be associated with the transfer abroad of information about hypersonic weapons. He is an expert of the scientific and technical council of the military-industrial commission under the government of the Russian …