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Russia Hearts Julian Assange: 10 Reasons Why Putin Loves Him

Julian Assange speaks to the media in 2017 from the balcony of the Ecuador’s embassy in London. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:59 PM

When London police finally arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in April, Kremlin officials complained it violated “ideals of media freedom and integrity” -- this from a country where opponents of Vladimir Putin have notoriously short lifespans.

When Assange launched his site in 2006, he declared: “Our primary targets are those highly oppressive regimes in China, Russia, and Central Eurasia.” The United States mentioned only as an afterthought.

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When London police finally arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in April, Kremlin officials complained it violated "ideals of media freedom and integrity" -- this from a country where opponents of Vladimir Putin have notoriously short lifespans.When Assange launched...
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