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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin’s Syrian Zugzwang

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin’s Syrian Zugzwang

Putin’s attempts to satisfy his own ambitions and restore the image of the super state will result in strained relations with those states of the region which are the important economic partners of Russia, first of all, Turkey and Israel.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Ukraine Faces 200,000 Euros Fine After Russia Eurovision Row

UKRAINE POLITICS: Ukraine Faces 200,000 Euros Fine After Russia Eurovision Row

“As a result of this, attention was drawn away from the competition and the brand reputation of the Eurovision Song Contest was endangered,” the EBU said in a statement.

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EUROPE POLITICS: NATO Joints Forces Struggling With Hybrid Threats Posed By Russia

EUROPE POLITICS: NATO Joints Forces Struggling With Hybrid Threats Posed By Russia

NATO Secretary General also emphasized that the consent of all states was achieved in this issue which attests to unity and consolidation being prerequisite for deterrence against aggression from Russia.

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CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation

CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation

On May 18, Crimean Tatar people commemorate victims of deportation. This day is truly holy for all Crimean Tatar people. Read more.

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CRIMEA POLITICS: Deportation of Crimean Tatars in XXI Century

CRIMEA POLITICS: Deportation of Crimean Tatars in XXI Century

The process of repatriation of the indigenous people of Crimea began from 1990s only, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, after Ukraine in which Crimea exists as autonomy became independent. However, even more than twenty years later not half of Crimean Tatars succeeded to return home.

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EUROPE POLITICS: YIEF-2017: Another Test of European Unity

EUROPE POLITICS: YIEF-2017: Another Test of European Unity

The question is: what was Russian motivation for such different politicians to visit Yalta International Economic Forum?

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Eurovision 2017: Kremlin’s Provocation Tool

RUSSIA POLITICS: Eurovision 2017: Kremlin’s Provocation Tool

From the very beginning independent political experts have clearly realized that Russia had no intent to participate in Eurovision hosted this year by Ukraine.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Forum in Yalta: Kremlin’s Ideological Trap

EUROPE POLITICS: Forum in Yalta: Kremlin’s Ideological Trap

On April 20-22 a well-known Yalta resort in occupied Crimea will invite the so called 3rd Yalta International Economic Forum. Current Crimean “authorities” present this business forum as one of the high-profile events in international economic life.

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UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson to Visit Russia

UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson to Visit Russia

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson will go to Moscow in the coming weeks to discuss the differences between the two countries over Syria and Ukraine.

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SWEDEN POLITICS: Military Conscription to Be Reintroduced

SWEDEN POLITICS: Military Conscription to Be Reintroduced

Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defence minister said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Lavrov Praises Trump’s Approach On Ukraine

RUSSIA POLITICS: Lavrov Praises Trump’s Approach On Ukraine

“If someone is hoping all the problems in Ukraine can simply be solved by restoring control of the current regime in Donbass, that is Utopia,” Lavrov said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vladimir Putin Ready to Meet President Trump

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vladimir Putin Ready to Meet President Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump but preparations for the possible meeting may take months, not weeks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.

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SERBIA POLITICS: Hashim Thaçi Says Serbia Wants to Annex Part of Kosovo Using ‘Crimea Model’

SERBIA POLITICS: Hashim Thaçi Says Serbia Wants to Annex Part of Kosovo Using ‘Crimea Model’

“Serbia’s intention is to use this train, which was donated by Russia to help carve away the northern part of Kosovo,” Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Punishes Russian Nationals With Sanctions Over Crimea Annexation, Russia Vows Retaliation

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Punishes Russian Nationals With Sanctions Over Crimea Annexation, Russia Vows Retaliation

Canada quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Russia Angry Ukraine Testing Missile Near Crimea

UKRAINE POLITICS: Russia Angry Ukraine Testing Missile Near Crimea

“The tests are being carried out in accordance with international law,” Volodymyr Kryzhanovsky said the exercises had begun and everything going smoothly.

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RUSSIA: United Russia Victory: Lessons From The Election Results

RUSSIA: United Russia Victory: Lessons From The Election Results

The win for United Russia and the trouble-free vote pave the way for Putin to cruise to a fourth term as president at a vote scheduled for 2018.

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EUROPE: Jan Tombinski Says EU Sanctions To Russia Not Related To Ukraine Peace Deal

EUROPE: Jan Tombinski Says EU Sanctions To Russia Not Related To Ukraine Peace Deal

“What we’re seeing is pure political con game, but which only has one goal: to prevent Russia from emerging as leader in global geopolitics,” Kalmykov said.

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RUSSIA: Russian Naval, Land Forces Rehearses Swiftly Moving Military Hardware To Crimea

RUSSIA: Russian Naval, Land Forces Rehearses Swiftly Moving Military Hardware To Crimea

President Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Friday where he planned to hold a meeting of his Security Council.

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RUSSIA: S-400 Advanced Air Missile System Deployed To Crimea

RUSSIA: S-400 Advanced Air Missile System Deployed To Crimea

The announcement comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised to take counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

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RUSSIA: Iosif Davydovich Kobzon ‘Russia’s Sinatra’ EU Visa Takes Center Stage

“If I’m recommended by doctors to undergo surgery in a country that sanctioned me, I’ll appeal to the president and he will help me,” Kobzon. Read more.

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