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Budget amendments give Russia additional $1.57 billion for new weapons development

Amendments to the 2018 federal budget passed by the State Duma in the first reading on Thursday increase the financing of new weapons development by about $ 1.57 billion, a senior Russian MP has revealed. “We see is as positive news that the closed part of the budget allocates additional 97.4 billion rubles ($ 1.57 billion) for weapons development and ...

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Russia dismisses OSCE criticism of latest presidential election

A member of the Russian Central Election Commission has dismissed the final report of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on the 2018 presidential election as unbalanced and largely biased. “Our general position is that the document is unbalanced and in a large part it is biased,” former Russian envoy to the EU Vasily Likhachev was ...

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Bill Clinton reveals why Hillary lost (hint: Jill Stein & Russia)

Former President Bill Clinton shed some light on why he thinks his wife might have lost her 2016 presidential bid. He dramatically exposed Russia’s “preferred alternative” – the Green Party candidate. Speaking at an event in New York, Clinton reckoned that Green Party candidate Jill Stein was the “preferred alternative of the Russians,” and hinted that shadowy Russian actors must ...

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Russia may take part in major railroad project linking the Arabian peninsula

Russian Railways is interested in an opportunity to construct the Trans-Arabian Railway, a gigantic project that seeks to connect Gulf countries with a 2,100km of track. “Saudi Arabia approved a program of infrastructure development until 2030. It contains a railway component and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Saudi Arabia is currently preparing a tender for implementation of this ...

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Russia issues reciprocal entry bans for ‘especially Russophobic’ Estonians

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued an entry ban on a number of Estonian citizens known for their fringe anti-Russian stance in reply to Estonia’s entry ban on 49 Russian citizens mentioned on the so-called Magnitsky List. “The Estonian ambassador [to Russia] has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and informed about the fact that a number of Estonian ...

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‘Either Russia is a sovereign country, or there is no Russia’ – Putin on relations with the West

Sanctions, however harsh they may be, will not force Russia to abandon its independent stance in the world, President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Russians will never accept trade-offs at the expense of sovereignty. Speaking to Chinese TV, Putin said that he believes the rounds of sanctions imposed on Russia by the US, its allies and the EU have only ...

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Italy’s new prime minister backs easing Russia sanctions

In his first address to the parliament on Tuesday, Italy’s newly sworn-in Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte emphasised his government’s commitment to dialogue with Russia, with an intention to review the EU sanctions policies. “We will promote openness towards Russia that has in the last years reaffirmed its international role in various geopolitical critical situations,” Conte told the parliament in a ...

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What’s on at Bilderberg? Secretive group of rich people meet on Russia, populism in EU & inequality

A select group of some of the world’s richest and most powerful people is getting together this week for the annual Bilderberg Group meeting, attracting controversy and conspiracy theories due to its elite and secretive nature. This year’s gathering, which will be the 66th annual meeting of the mysterious group, takes place in Turin, Italy, between June 7-10. The meeting ...

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Superpower Russia key to settlement of Syria, Ukraine conflicts – Austria’s Kurz to Putin

Russia is crucial in bringing peace to Syria and Ukraine, Austrian leader Sebastian Kurz told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, adding he hopes Moscow helps secure peace in Donbass, paving the way to lifting EU sanctions. “Russia, as a superpower, has an important role in Syria and eastern Ukraine, and Russia has great responsibility,” Chancellor Kurz said after talks with ...

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No need for Europe to buy US gas at triple the price, will continue imports from Russia – Austria

The US is force-feeding Europe its liquified natural gas, which is three times more expensive that buying it from Russia, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said after signing a gas-supply contract with Moscow until 2040. While US politicians are accusing Europe of being dependent on Russian gas, they forget that “American liquefied gas is two or three times more ...

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