Putin's Pet Finns - a bit of background via embedded tweets
2015 November 01
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Allow their foes and friends to introduce you to Janus Putkonen and Johan Bäcman. I'll have more to say, but not right now.

October 27, 2015

Today I participated in Russian First Channel tv debate with my favourite policewoman Elena Timoshina. pic.twitter.com/iKYPZ0Uf6Z

— Johan Bäckman (@johanbek) October 27, 2015

Today I was interviewed in Moscow about Finnish defence forces intimidation campaign against anti-NATO dissidents pic.twitter.com/X3r5AcPvz2

— Johan Bäckman (@johanbek) October 27, 2015

October 13, 2015

@Ke_Ma66 Aputrolli iskee kun aidot ei tee töitänsä :) "Totuus" by Janus Putkonen tähän itkunauruhymiö. pic.twitter.com/KXQSHX9pny

— Miika Ojala (@Miksutweet) October 13, 2015

October 6, 2015
Portrait of me, getting hit with a clue-by-four

@webradius Janus Putkonen, https://t.co/S3wMnA4Ly9 & it seem's that one has been suspended with almost 25-30k followers. @SpecGhost

— Doctor No (@DoctorNoFI) October 6, 2015

October 4, 2015

@666_mancer @AndrijUKR Victim of russian propaganda targeted to Finland. Translator is known Kremlin collaborator Janus Putkonen.

— Juha Ahoniemi (@Juha74) October 4, 2015

October 3, 2015

Johan Bäcman ja Janus Putkonen tutkintapyyntö: "Asian tutkinta on siirretty keskusrikospoliisiin" #turpo http://t.co/ZnNmDNKuWV

— maanpuolustus.net (@maanpuolustus) October 3, 2015

September 20, 2015

Janus Putkonen & Johan Bäckman Moskovassa pic.twitter.com/MREJNQVMOp

— Johan Bäckman (@johanbek) September 20, 2015

August 27, 2015

Janus Putkonen и "Texas" запускают радио Radio FREE DONBASS! Молодцы, ребята! http://t.co/nu7uU6Ug8W pic.twitter.com/Kg3TEmtyf1

— Olga Katsaros (@InfoKatsaros) August 27, 2015

August 25, 2015

Vuoden kuluttua koko Ukraina on vapautettu https://t.co/jxaf9nfaP2 #turpo

— Johan Bäckman (@johanbek) August 25, 2015

August 21, 2015

#DNR #censorship Read about Janus #Putkonen, chief of a "DNR News agency" and his methods! http://t.co/VcIhEnYI3j pic.twitter.com/QiX5AsnfgM

— Håkan Molander (@phakanm) August 21, 2015

August 19, 2015

@molodyko @CKohutS FYI A short article of this "gentleman" Janus Putkonen > http://t.co/41d4pM8lRk & A Fin reporter´s experiencies of him >

— Håkan Molander (@phakanm) August 20, 2015

July 16, 2015
Always good to have friends.
Also, note the Facebook account.

My friend Janus Putkonen (Finland) in his new job. You find him in Facebook https://t.co/xTRBcZBVUP pic.twitter.com/oFsOnlv0Hi

— Peter Iiskola (@peteriiskola) July 16, 2015

July 15, 2015
Wanted by Ukraine govt.

Ukrainan valtio on kiinnittänyt huomiota herroihin Janus Putkonen https://t.co/Ezik0W7VRa ja @johanbek https://t.co/6PoeWqW5qd @turpo

— Janne Riiheläinen (@veitera) July 15, 2015

Uh oh. https://t.co/ZR4hqxxGBW

— Verkkomeedio (@Verkkomeedio) July 15, 2015

April 6, 2015
"...and is known for incompetence."
Nice turn of phrase.

@catfitz Janus Putkonen runs a conspiracy theory website, Verkkomedia, in Finnish. He is not a journalist and is known for incompetence.

— Mikko Laaksonen (@MikkoLaaksonen1) April 6, 2015

March 30, 2015
Janus interviews Pepe Escobar in Rostov. Cross reference with Richard Bonner Bentley III, a/k/a "Texas".

Janus Putkonen: Short interview with Pepe Escobar — Rostov refugee camp 24.3.2015 https://t.co/D2DnvsLYfs via @YouTube

— Bui Tyril (@Tyril) March 31, 2015

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