Russia

Black Sea Plane Crash: Red Army Choir Among Victims

(teleSUR)  Moscow – The world-renowned Alexandrov Ensemble, or Red Army Choir, is considered one of the remaining symbols of the Soviet era in Russia. Russian officials have confirmed that 64 members of the world-renowned Red Army Choir are among the 92 people dead after their TU-154 military aircraft headed for Syria crashed in the Black […]

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EU Extends Sanctions on Russia

(GPA) Brussels – This week at an EU summit, top representatives from the European nations voted to extend the sanctions against Russia. Just days after French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly stated that they supported a renewal and extension of sanctions on Russia, the leaders of the EU voted to renew […]

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Russia and China Veto Syrian Ceasefire Resolution in UNSC

(GPA) New York – Earlier today at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, a proposal to initiate a seven day ceasefire in East Aleppo, Syria was vetoed by both Russia and China. Russia warned the delegation from the United States earlier today that the measure would be blocked. Russia was joined by China […]

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Russia and Ukraine Tensions Escalate as Each Country Blames the Other

(GPA) Moscow – This week tensions are flaring up between the governments in Moscow and Kiev with conflicting versions of who the aggressor is. On Tuesday the the Associated Press reported that two new divisions of Russian troops were deployed on the country’s western border with Ukraine. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the two […]

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Russia to Join List of Nations Leaving ICC

(GPA) The Hague – Following the departure of several African nations, Russia has joined the growing list of countries abandoning the Western dominated International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. In a statement on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry (FM) said they were withdrawing their signature from the Rome Statute signed in 2000. The FM […]

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Russian Ships ‘Chase Off’ Dutch Submarine in Mediterranean

(GPA) Syria – The Russian battle group operating near the Syrian port of Latakia claims to have chased a Dutch observation submarine away earlier today. The Dutch military has said in a statement they have no comment on the alleged incident except one Defense Minister who said it was unwise “to go along with the […]

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Russia to Cut Defense Budget by Almost 30 Percent

(GPA) Moscow – Many of the Western powers and a lot of alternative media in the US have been talking quite a bit lately about the threat of an oncoming World War with Russia. In what is likely to come as a surprising revelation to them is Russia’s latest announcement that they’ll possibly be cutting […]

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President Putin’s Valdai Speech: Obama’s Legacy Can Be Rectified

(SCF) At a meeting of the Valdai international discussion club, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hoped for improvement of Russia-US relationship after a new president takes office in Washington. According to the president, Russia and the United States should «break out of this vicious circle» and proceed to a new level of relations. He asked the […]

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Russia Pledges to Destroy All Chemical Weapons by End of 2017

(GPA) Moscow – This week an announcement was made by Colonel General Valery Kapashin that Russia was on track to destroying the remainder of their chemical weapons by the end of 2017. Kapashin, who is in charge of the storage and destruction was signed off on earlier this week, the date is final and Russia […]

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Amnesty Report: US Coalition Guilty of War Crimes in Syria

(GPA) London – Amnesty International (AI) has released a new report that studied a handful of airstrikes carried out by the US led coalition in Syria. The report painted a picture of coalition strikes similar to the the accusation that western media has been leveling at Russia and Syria in the past year. Full investigations […]

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