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  • Short digest of the roots of Ukrainian crisis from 1654 to present

    1654 – The Pereiaslav Treaty proclaiming reunification of Ukraine led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Russia under Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich.  Ukraine had many problems with Poland, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean Tatars and therefore decided to turn to Moscow for protection. The treaty was not perfect, and both Russian and ...

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  • NATO chief seek dialogue with increasingly assertive Russia

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia, even as the western...

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  • Russia's S-300 Play in Syria Is Creating Geopolitical Waves

    Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East The Kremlin made the decision to supply Damascus with the potent S-300 air-defense system after a Syrian surface-to-air missile battery mistakenly shot down a Russian aircraft during an Israeli raid. Russia says it will supply Syria with a version of the S-300 air and missile-defense system, despite objections from Washington and Tel Aviv. The Kremlin made the decision to supply Damascus with the potent air-defense system after a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air...

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  • US-China military relations sour days after Trump administration imposes sanctions

    The status of U.S. and Chinese military relations appears to be deteriorating less than one week after the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Beijing for its purchase of Russian weapons and equipment. On Tuesday, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp was denied a port call in Hong...

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  • Ailing Halep crashes to defeat against Cibulkova in Wuhan

    World number one Simona Halep struggled to shake off the effects of a back injury before being beaten 6-0 7-5 by Slovak Dominika Cibulkova in the second round of the Wuhan Open on Tuesday.

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  • Law student, 20, pours water mixed with BLEACH on to men's groins in Russia to stop 'manspreading'

    Anna Dovgalyuk, 20, from Russia, accuses men of 'gender aggression'. The concoction she pours on men's groins leaves permanent stains on their clothes.

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  • Russian-Israeli Conflict in the Skies of Syria

    Paul R. Pillar Security, Middle East Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime have been functioning as allies in the Syrian war despite their different interests. The sudden ruffling of Israeli-Russian relations over the accidental shootdown by Syria of a Russian surveillance aircraft, killing fifteen crew members, is the sort of incident apt to happen when a modus vivendi joins parties with much different perspectives, one of them broad and the other narrow. Russian president Vladimir Putin has the...

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  • How American F-35s Could Crush Russia's S-300 or S-400 In Battle

    Kris Osborn Security, The training will be key.  Designed as part of the developmental trajectory for the emerging F-35, the test-firing facilities further development of an ability to fire the weapon “off-boresight,” described as an ability to target and destroy air to air targets that are not in front of the aircraft with a direct or immediate line of sight, Pentagon officials explained. Designed as part of the developmental trajectory for the emerging F-35, the test-firing facilities...

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  • Anti-Kremlin activist taken under protection by German police

    Pyotr Verzilov, an anti-Kremlin activist being treated in a Berlin hospital for suspected poisoning, has been given a police guard for his own protection, a close friend who visited him in hospital said on Tuesday.

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  • AP Interview: NATO chief plays balancing act with Russia

    AP Interview: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia, even as the western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow’s increasing military assertiveness

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  • Above the Russian Arctic Circle, prisoners of Putin's pension reform

    Russian railway worker Andrey Bugera had a singular goal: get to pension age so he can leave the polluted, frigid coal mining town above the Arctic Circle where he works and move south to live out even a brief bit of retirement in comfort.

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  • We must get food to the Venezuelan people. They are starving, and Maduro doesn’t care.

    Americans should not mince words or turn a blind eye to atrocities, especially those in our own hemisphere. Nicolás Maduro, the dictatorial president of Venezuela, is systematically starving his people … Click to Continue

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  • Israel under threat in shifting Middle East diplomacy: Analysis

    High on the list of discussions that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to have with President Donald Trump at this week's U.N. General Assembly in New York will be Israel's swiftly crumbling relationship with Russia. The fallout stems over Russia's defense ministry’s accusing...

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  • Above the Russian Arctic Circle, prisoners of Putin's pension reform

    Russian railway worker Andrey Bugera had a singular goal: get to pension age so he can leave the polluted, frigid coal mining town above the Arctic Circle where he works and move south to live out even a brief bit of retirement in comfort.

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  • Trump urges world to reject globalism in UN speech that draws mocking laughter

    President says: ‘We embrace the doctrine of patriotism’Laughter breaks out when Trump boasts of achievementsDonald Trump urged other nations to reject globalism and embrace patriotism at a speech to the United Nations that was interrupted by derisive laughter from other world leaders. In the course of the bombastic address, Trump highlighted the achievements of his presidency, lashed out at enemies – Iran foremost among them – and railed against multilateralism in its spiritual home, the UN...

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  • Turkey cannot remain silent over use of sanctions as 'weapons' -...

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that his country could not remain silent over the use of sanctions as weapons while it is in a bitter standoff with the United States over the fate of an American evangelical Christian pastor detained by Ankara.

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  • Turkey cannot remain silent over use of sanctions as 'weapons': Erdogan

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that his country could not remain silent over the use of sanctions as weapons while it is in a bitter standoff with the United States over the fate of an American evangelical Christian pastor detained by Ankara.

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  • Rand Paul Wants to Scrap Some U.S. Sanctions on Russia

    The senator will introduce a bill to lift U.S. sanctions on Russian lawmakers if the Kremlin does the same for U.S. lawmakers, The Daily Beast has learned.

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