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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Business as Usual on NATO’s Front Lines
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Business as Usual on NATO’s Front Lines

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic both in Canada and in Eastern Europe, Russia and Canada are still keeping a watchful eye on each other across the Latvian border. Canada’s NATO contingent in Latvia continues exercises near…

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Safe travel to Russia
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Safe travel to Russia

Canadian recommendations and warnings On May 9, 2019, Global Affairs Canada released advice on safe summer travel arrangements for Canadians.According to the Travel Advice and Advisories for Russia, Canadians are recommended to “exercise a high…

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Russian warships vs. NATO ships in the Black Sea
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Russian warships vs. NATO ships in the Black Sea

Russia to monitor the Black Sea visitors, i.e. Canada, Spain and the Netherlands On March 29, 2019, Russia’s National Defense Management Center reported through TASS that two Russian Navy ships had been assigned to monitor…

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Canada in the U.S.-Russia spy conflict
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Canada in the U.S.-Russia spy conflict

A mission to defend rights of Canadian citizens abroad On February 19, 2019, officials of the Embassy of Canada in Moscow visited a detained former US Marine, Paul Whelan, who holds Canadian, US, UK and…

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Spy games
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Spy games

Canadian citizen imprisoned in Russia In the course of her press briefing on January 11, 2019, Maria Zakharova, Spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed that the Canadian Embassy in the country would…

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Fight for the Kerch Strait
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Fight for the Kerch Strait

Canada calls on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine On November 30, 2018, during the leaders’ retreat of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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Interpol through a Russian lens
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Interpol through a Russian lens

Will Canada advocate for suspending Russia from the global policing organization? On November 22, following the Interpol’s presidential election where the Russian Interior Ministry officer, Alexander Prokopchuk, was one of the candidates who received 61…

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