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Washington wants to drive wedge between Russia, China & Europe – analyst

The real goal behind recent US sanctions is to isolate Russia economically from Europe and Asia, according to an analyst interviewed by RT. “The most obvious reason for sanctions is to drive a wedge into the relationship between Russia and the European Union, between Russia and China, etc.” said TeleTradeBel analyst Mikhail Grachev. Read more According to Grachev, this time ...

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Invading Russia would become ‘military nightmare,’ Swedish paper warns

Entering Russia would become a “military nightmare” for any army, according to a rating of the hardest countries to invade compiled by Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Military might, the size of territory and the difficulty of terrain are among the key factors that determine the country’s defensive capability, the paper wrote. Based on these criteria, the Swedish journalists pointed out ...

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Is Russia about to abandon the OPEC deal?

OPEC and Russia are meeting in a little more than a month to discuss the progress of their oil production deal and what’s next. On the face of things, there will be no surprises: every country taking part in the deal is still committed to the cuts until the end of the year. But Russia pumped more than its quota ...

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To orbit and back: Russia developing Soyuz-based pilotless craft to retrieve cargo from space

Russia is developing an unmanned spaceship able to retrieve cargo from orbit and get back. It doesn’t look like a fully reusable craft, but this is the closest you can get after the demise of the Shuttle program. The state-of-the-art vehicle – dubbed Soyuz GVK (Cargo Retrievable Spacecraft) – will be capable of delivering two tons of cargo to orbit ...

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Russia sanctions ‘useless’ & only harm European economy – Italian Lega Nord politician

Sanctions imposed by Brussels on Russia over its alleged role in the Ukraine crisis have so far only managed to make European economies “suffer,” an Italian Lega Nord regional leader told RT as his party strikes a coalition deal. “How long do we have these sanctions already?” Paolo Grimoldi, a secretary for the Lega Nord party in the Italian northern ...

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US threatens to punish Russia & Germany if they continue playing with gas

Washington has warned that proceeding with the Russian-led gas pipeline project, aimed at bringing natural gas to Germany’s northeastern Baltic coast, could result in sanctions for those involved. The US opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and may introduce penalties on the project due to its potential to increase Russia’s “malign influence” in Europe, according to Sandra Oudkirk, US ...

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Drop Russia sanctions immediately, Italy’s M5S & Lega Nord urge in landmark govt pact

Italy’s ruling anti-establishment Five Star Movement and Lega Nord parties have called for an immediate lifting of sanctions imposed on Russia. The coalition also introduced other proposals likely to send tremors across the EU. Read more A landmark government program published by the Five Star Movement (M5S) and its right-wing coalition ally Lega Nord says dropping the Russia sanctions would ...

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Russia expands supersonic bomber patrols to Arctic & beyond – strategic aviation chief

Russian strategic nuclear forces are expanding their global reach and paying special attention to patrolling the Arctic with supersonic bombers, according to the long-range strategic air force commander Sergey Kobylash. “This year, we plan to fly Tu-160s to Anadyr [Russia’s easternmost Arctic town]. The Arctic is of strategic importance to us and we have been exploring new airfields and other ...

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Russia launches criminal probe of US pundit over ‘bomb Crimea bridge’ article

An article urging Ukraine to bomb Russia’s newly-built bridge to Crimea has led to the Russian equivalent of the FBI opening a criminal case against US political commentator Tom Rogan for inciting terrorism. Svetlana Petrenko, spokeswoman for Russia’s Investigative Committee, told reporters on Thursday that Rogan’s article “contains signs of public calls for terrorist activity on the territory of Russia.” ...

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27 months in 3 minutes: How Russia built Europe’s longest bridge (TIMELAPSE VIDEO)

Published time: 17 May, 2018 17:37 Edited time: 17 May, 2018 17:49 It took thousands of people and 27 months to build a 19km bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s mainland. This is how the titanic construction project unfolded – compressed in tree minutes of stunning timelapse footage. The Crimean bridge was opened earlier this week for cars. The video clip ...

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