Canadian website “deeply enmeshed” in Russian propaganda efforts

By Mitch Riding, CRRI Intern Just two weeks after the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited ‘Russia Report’, it was the U.S. State Department’s turn. On 4 August, the Department’s ‘Global Engagement…

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CBSA Drops Case Against Alleged Russian Spy
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CBSA Drops Case Against Alleged Russian Spy

By Mitch Riding, CRRI Intern On July 20, the Canada Border Service Agency applied to the Immigration and Refugee Board to withdraw its deportation case against Elena Crenna, a Russian immigrant accused of being a…

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Russian hackers seem to be interested in Canadian research on COVID-19
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Russian hackers seem to be interested in Canadian research on COVID-19

By Prajwal Malladi, CRRI Intern There have been reports that Russia tried to steal information pertaining to vaccine research going on in Canada, the UK and the USA as alleged by security agencies of these…

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Who is Paul Whelan?
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Who is Paul Whelan?

By Sunaina Madgula, CRRI intern "Russia says it caught James Bond on a spy mission. In reality, they abducted Mr. Bean on holiday," Paul Whelan told the court in October 2019. As for the Russian authorities, he…

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Canada-Russia relations under scrutiny
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Canada-Russia relations under scrutiny

Ukrainian Canadians do not welcome the anniversary On June 12, when Russia celebrated its national day, the Canadian Embassy in this country was criticized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress for commemorating the 1942 agreement establishing…

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Russia versus Canada: Competition, Coronavirus, and Canada’s Energy Future

By Jessica Lobo (New York University) Canada’s and Russia’s energy relationship is not typically understood as geopolitically significant relative to other big players in global energy markets. However, as two of the largest exporters of…

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Russians know what the absence of stability can mean. COVID-19 is just the latest reminder

By André Forget, a Canadian writer and editor The original source of publication: The Globe and Mail In the provincial Russian city of Yoshkar-Ola, where I live, the coronavirus was first greeted as something of…

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Canadian turkey in Russia
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Canadian turkey in Russia

An increase of consumer demand According to local farmers, as reported by Vesti Altay, Canadian poults have been sold well over this spring which could be seen as a citizens’ attempt to replenish their own…

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