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Russia expanding agricultural exports to lead global food market

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he is proud of the domestic agro-industrial sector and has announced the expansion of agricultural exports. Russia’s dependence on imports has been successfully reduced, according to the prime minister, with the 2017 grain harvest exceeding 135 million tons. Read more “The Russian agribusiness sector is our pride. In 2017, agricultural production increased more than ...

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Haley uses child victims as tool v Russia – after US called civilian casualties a ‘fact of life’

Children suffering in war have become tools for the West, with Nikki Haley stating that Russia’s hands are “covered in their blood” in Syria. However, the US seems to not mind “collateral damage” in the wars it’s backing. READ MORE: 3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty Speaking at ...

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Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’!

Donald Trump warned Russia to “get ready” after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. “They will be coming, nice and new and smart,” Trump tweeted. Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a ...

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Sympathy towards Stalin waning in Russia, survey shows

The proportion of Russians who describe their attitude to Stalin as indifferent has grown to almost one-third, but about 40 percent of citizens still approve of the Soviet dictator, a recent public opinion poll has shown. According to the results of research conducted in March and released by the independent Russian sociological service Levada, the proportion of Russians who are ...

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UNSC fails to pass 3 resolutions on Syria 'chem attack' as Russia calls for restraint

The Russian envoy to the UN called on the West to “refrain from plans” it might be harboring for Syria, after three consecutive resolutions to investigate the alleged recent chemical attack near Damascus failed to pass. The latest resolution to fail was a Russian-sponsored draft backing an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission at the site ...

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‘We hope you come to your senses’: Russia warns US against illegal Syria strike

The US’ reaction to the alleged chemical incident in the town of Douma has clearly shown it was the long-sought pretext to attack Syria, which was finally provided by the “White Helmets’ provocateurs,” the Russian UN envoy said. The alleged chemical incident in Douma was only beneficial for the militants, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said, urging ...

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Russia blocks US resolution in UNSC on probe into alleged chemical incident in Syria

Russia has vetoed a US-sponsored resolution on the alleged chemical incident in Syria in a UN Security Council vote. The draft was designed to fail and thus “justify” unauthorized action in Syria, Russia’s UN envoy said. “If you made a decision to carry out an illegal military endeavour, we hope that you will come to your senses. You will be ...

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Russia doubles LNG exports as revenues grow threefold

Exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia doubled to five million cubic meters in the first two months of the current year compared to the same period in 2017, the Federal Customs Service reports. Revenues from LNG sales abroad more than doubled to $ 667.8 million in January-February against the same period last year. In February, exports reportedly declined ...

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Russia may make users personally responsible for spreading fake news on internet

Russian MPs have prepared a bill that could allow state agencies to block messengers and social networks that refuse to delete fake news. The legislation would also make users personally responsible for spreading such material. The draft bill, prepared by lawmakers from the United Russia party and published on the government’s website for discussion, imposes obligations on social networks and ...

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Russia & Syria call for on-the-ground probe in Douma, pledge to provide security to OPCW experts

Moscow has proposed to create an independent investigative mechanism into the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, promising, along with the Syrian army, to guarantee prompt access for experts to the site. Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, has reiterated that Russia will support a thorough investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the ...

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