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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Grants Marine Le Pen Audience in Kremlin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Grants Marine Le Pen Audience in Kremlin

Le Pen backs the lifting of the European Union’s economic sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict – a stance she reiterated.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: S-400 Triumf Mobile Multiple Anti-Aircraft Missile System (AAMS) (Photos & Video)

RUSSIA POLITICS: S-400 Triumf Mobile Multiple Anti-Aircraft Missile System (AAMS) (Photos & Video)

Russia flagship cruiser S400 missile system. Here are photos, video demonstration of S-400 Triumf Mobile Multiple Anti-Aircraft Missile System (AAMS).

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Dmitry Medvedev Biography

RUSSIA POLITICS: Dmitry Medvedev Biography

Politician. On September 14, 1965, Dmitry Medvedev was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Read Dmitry Medvedev Biography.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Lower House Backs Investigation Into US Media

RUSSIA POLITICS: Lower House Backs Investigation Into US Media

Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a proposal to launch an investigation into US Media organizations that operate in Russia said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Incorporates South Ossetia Into Russian Military

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Incorporates South Ossetia Into Russian Military

Russia has de facto controlled South Ossetia, a sliver of mainly mountainous land in the northeast of Georgia, for years.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Pardons Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Penal Colony for Text Message

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Pardons Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Penal Colony for Text Message

Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned a 46-year old Oksana Sevastidi who was sentenced to seven years in a penal colony for sending a text message to a Georgian acquaintance about the movement of Russian military equipment.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Shrugs Off Sessions Uproar, Says Has Daily Contacts With US Partners

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Shrugs Off Sessions Uproar, Says Has Daily Contacts With US Partners

Washington Post said Sessions spoke twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador, while he was still a U.S. senator. U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called on Sessions to resign over the issue.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Calls For ‘Post-West World Order’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Calls For ‘Post-West World Order’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wants global leaders to embrace a new world order where the U.S. and other western nations are not calling the shots.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

Putin on Saturday issued an order for Russian authorities to recognize identity documents, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates and vehicle registration plates issued in the separatist-held regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in east Ukraine.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Michael Flynn ‘Forced’ to Resign: Leonid Slutsky

RUSSIA POLITICS: Michael Flynn ‘Forced’ to Resign: Leonid Slutsky

“It’s obvious that Flynn was forced to write the letter of resignation under a certain amount of pressure,” Leonid Slutsky a Senior Russian lawmakers.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin

Ildar Dadin was sentenced to 3 years in prison – reduced to 2 and a half on appeal – in Dec. 2015 for a series of peaceful one-man protests against Kremlin.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid

RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused the Kremlin of trying to block him from running in next year’s presidential election after a court found him guilty of embezzlement.

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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: Kremlin to Fox News: Apologize For ‘Unacceptable’ O’Reilly Comments Over Putin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin to Fox News: Apologize For ‘Unacceptable’ O’Reilly Comments Over Putin

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press the president to explain more fully why he respected his Russian counterpart.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: US Eases Sanctions On Russian Intelligence Agency

RUSSIA POLITICS: US Eases Sanctions On Russian Intelligence Agency

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants better relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: MAKS 2015 MiG-35 Demo Flight (Video)

RUSSIA POLITICS: MAKS 2015 MiG-35 Demo Flight (Video)

Russia to Test-Fly MiG-35 Air Superiority fighter jet. Watch the video demo of the Russian MiG-35 Air, full speed blast.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Allies Propose Easing Penalty For Domestic Violence

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Allies Propose Easing Penalty For Domestic Violence

President Vladimir Putin’s allies have passed a preliminary draft bill in Russia’s parliament that would ease some penalties for domestic violence, which supporters say would keep the state from meddling in the home but critics say would encourage abuse.

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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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RUSSIA POLITICS: In Trump We Trust: Inauguration Prompts Celebration in Russia

RUSSIA POLITICS: In Trump We Trust: Inauguration Prompts Celebration in Russia

Konstantin Rykov, a former pro-Putin lawmaker and one of the event’s promoters, said on social media it was right to celebrate the first phase of the “New World Order.”

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