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The Soviet government really did trade 17 submarines and three warships for a supply of Pepsi. However, I can't find a source regarding how much Pepsi they received in exchange. The reason for this unusual trade was that Soviet roubles were worthless outside of the USSR, so PepsiCo couldn't receive any money in exchange for their product, and instead settled ...


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This is genuine. A google search for "new york times jobs" results in the New York Times Career page which includes the advert under "Explore International Opportunities".


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Did a recent Senate report vindicate the Mueller investigation? This is begging the question. Does the Mueller report need vindication? Much of the Mueller report remains redacted, and the article uses that to spin its tale. Presumably the Senate Intelligence Committee had full access to the unredacted report, and additional intelligence, not available to ...


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The New York Times jobs section links through to the their international opportunities. There, when filtering on "Russian Federation" you can find a direct link to this job advert which reads, in full: Vladimir Putin’s Russia remains one of the biggest stories in the world. It sends out hit squads armed with nerve agents against its enemies, most ...


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I completely rewrote my initial answer to give a more in depth assessment of the claim. The previous one can be found here I will try to address the specific claim but also two probably more relevant related claims. I assume this all relates to the 2018 cruise missile attack on Syria by US, UK and French forces. Did Syrian air defence intercept precisely 23 ...


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I couldn't find any evidence that Putin was hiding in a bunker for a significant amount of time in 2020. As it seems, most of the rumors come from the photos of his apparently windowless conference room in Novo-Ogaryovo. The earliest reference to the "bunker" I could find was published on d3.ru in 2015: Is Putin in the Bunker?: Путин в бункере? Ни ...


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Probably Not. (This is a snippet from my longer answer to Was the Pepsico company command the 6th biggest military in the world for a brief time? which was closed. It wasn't.) What's clear is the Soviets offered to sell old navy ships to Pepsi. But there's little evidence that the deal went through before the Soviet Union collapsed. Searching for the source ...


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This video is a response to a recent investigation by Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). The investigation itself could be found on youtube and it has a text version at https://palace.navalny.com/. Both initial investigation and video in question come from politically biased sources - FBK is widely known as a political organization in opposition with the ...


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