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Expanding ‘chokehold’ on Russia: Analysts to RT on NATO’s plan for new command centers

Building two command centers in the US and Germany, NATO is either preparing to take on Russia or executing its “suffocation” strategy against Moscow, military analysts told RT. “NATO had 33 military commands during the Cold War, but they reduced the number of those commands to seven,” Alexander Bartosh, former Russian diplomat and military expert told RT. Read more The ...

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Obama to blame for Crimea fallout, others want Russia back in G8 – Trump

Donald Trump says several other G7 states support the idea of reversing Moscow’s banishment from the exclusive international club, and claims that the previous administration “allowed Russia to take Crimea.” “We didn’t do votes or anything, but it has been discussed [at the current G7 summit in Canada] Some people like the idea of bringing Russia back in,” the US ...

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MMA veteran Jeff Monson reveals plans for political career in Russia

Distinguished MMA fighter, and new Russian citizen, Jeff Monson has revealed that he intends to join a municipal legislature, with future ambitions in the federal parliament. “I want to become a member of parliament in Krasnogorsk,” Monson announced on Echo of Moscow talk radio. Krasnogorsk is a relatively large and rapidly developing town in suburban Moscow. The ex-athlete then said ...

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Cutting out the US dollar: Russia & China boost national currencies trade

Moscow and Beijing have agreed to raise the share of ruble-yuan trade settlements, in a joint agreement signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday. The document envisages “further strengthening of the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the financial sector, promoting increase of the share of national currencies in trade payments, investments and financing, expanding collaboration in such ...

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Patriotism in Russia at highest level in 18 years – poll

The share of Russians who describe themselves as patriots is now at 92 percent, the highest number in 18 years, according to a public opinion poll conducted by the state-run agency VTSIOM. “In 2018 the share of Russian citizens who see themselves as patriots… was 92 percent, which is the highest in 18 years,” according to the report released by ...

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Details unknown: Top generals from US & Russia have ‘constructive’ talks in Finland

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and his Russian counterpart, Valery Gerasimov, had a “constructive” meeting in Finland, where they discussed the situation in Syria and European security. Marine General Dunford and Army General Gerasimov met at the Konigstedt Manor in Helsinki on Friday after meeting senior Finnish officials. “It is really good that the United States ...

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Where’s Russia collusion? Mueller adds obstruction to Manafort indictment, charges Kiev businessman

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his Kiev colleague with obstruction of justice, but nothing related to the 2016 election. The probe itself is under scrutiny for its costs. Mueller cooked a big Friday nothingburger for the mainstream media in the form of a third amended indictment filed before the US District Court ...

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Russia should be in G7 meeting – Trump

US President Donald Trump says Russia should be in the G7 meeting. Trump made the statement as he was preparing to fly to Canada for the summit. The 44th G7 summit is due to open in La Malbaie, Quebec. The summit has received significant attention due to a major decline in relations between the leaders of the participating states. French ...

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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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