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Okay, listen up. This is not a drill. Ivan Golunov, my colleague at @meduzaproject, one of the best investigative reporters in the industry, was arrested yesterday after leaving work (I was with him before he left). He is now awaiting formal charges at a remand prison in Moscow.
The allegations against Ivan brought forward by the investigators are simply ludicrous. Police claim Golunov, an award-winning investigative journalist, was moonlighting as a Walter-White-level meth kingpin from his Moscow apartment. It's clearly a fabrication.
But it's an extremely serious charge that carries 10 to 20 years in prison. There's no debate about this: Ivan is being targeted for his courageous, thorough but never reckless or unethical investigations into crime and corruption at the the highest levels of Russian state.
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#China President Xi Jinping to lead an entourage of over 1,000 Chinese officials and businessmen on an official state visit in #Russia – coinciding with the #SPIEF2019 – as the two countries cement political, economic and military ties
"Last year, #China became #Russia’s biggest trading partner, with bilateral trade topping $100 billion.

By comparison, U.S. trade with Russia was $27.5 billion last year, down from $31 billion in the year before."
#China's Xi praises 'best friend' Putin during #Russia visit, while Putin hails the "global partnership and strategic cooperation" between the 2 countries…
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