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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The Diplomat Powers Loved to Hate – Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin Died in New York

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations since 2006, died in New York on Monday, one day short of his 65th birthday. Churkin was taken ill “with heart problems” More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, February 20th, 2017

Putin Signed Executive Order, Recognizing ID Documents Issued by Rebelling Ukrainian Regions

nsnbc : Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Saturday, signed an executive order, officially recognizing identification documents issued by authorities in eastern Ukraine’s rebelling Donbas region. The executive More...

By nsnbc On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Russia Continues Footdragging About Normalization of Aviation Ties with Egypt

nsnbc : Moscow continues dragging its feet with regard to the normalization of aviation ties between Russia and Egypt. After repeated promises last year that relations would be normalized, the Russian parlament More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Russia Hosts Pan-Kurdistan Conference – The Third Great Middle East War

nsnbc : Russia hosted the annual pan-Kurdistan conference in the capital Moscow with participants of major Kurdish parties from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran to discuss the future of Kurdistan and Kurdish politics More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Freedom of Speech, Bloggers and Independent Media under Threat in Russia

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Statements via the Internet have landed scores of Russians behind bars. Bloggers with more than 5,000 daily visitors have to register as media and bloggers are subject to repression and More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Belarus – Russia Trade Dispute About Miracle Harvests – EU Goods and Substandard Products Continues

nsnbc : The trade dispute between Belarus and Russia continues as Moscow implemented stricter import controls despite protests from Minsk. Russia continued its crackdown on Belarussian food imports amidst accusations More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Russia Decriminalized Minor Domestic Violence as Misdemeanor

nsnbc : Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on legislation that reclassifies domestic violence that does not result in serious bodily harm as misdemeanor. The bill is primarily aimed at decriminalizing More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Russia Reaffirms Support for Venezuelan Sovereignty

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov highlighted his government’s commitment to Venezuelan sovereignty Monday during a bilateral meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart in Moscow. Russian More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Russian Students to Help Build Bridge to Crimea

nsnbc : Students from Moscow State University are being asked to volunteer a semester to help build the Kerch Bridge from Mainland Russia to Crimea. The Russian Federal Road Agency announced that it is looking for More...

By nsnbc On Friday, January 27th, 2017

Doubts About Date for Geneva Meeting on Syria

nsnbc : A UN – backed meeting on Syria in Geneva has, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, been postponed to the end of February. However, the UN said iy cannot confirm the date change. Lavrov’s More...