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Republicans embrace idea of ‘Russia collusion’… with Hillary Clinton

Efforts to topple President Donald Trump by accusing him of collusion with Russia may have backfired on the Democrats, but in one major respect they have won: Republicans now treat Moscow as the bogeyman too. Last week, Trump approved the release of a four-page memo compiled by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee. It accused the FBI and ...

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‘If Mourinho stays, Man United will be Premier League champions’ – Russia legend Alenichev

Former Russia and Spartak Moscow legend Dmitri Alenichev dusted off his boots to take part in the 10th annual Legends Cup six-a-side tournament over the weekend, captaining Russia against teams from around Europe. Alenichev led his country’s veterans at the Malaya Sportivnaya Arena (Small Sports Arena), just a stone’s throw from Luzhniki Stadium, against teams from Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, ...

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UK Lord slams Western ‘deliberate aim to demonize Russia’ & urges dialogue

A Member of the UK House of Lords, Richard Balfe, says Russia and the West should restart dialogue to overcome the spiking level of mistrust and suspicion which is now “completely out of hand.” “I think there’s a deliberate aim to demonize Russia at the moment, it’s as though they need to search around for an enemy,” Lord Balfe told ...

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‘He always dreamed of flying’: Hero Su-25 pilot remembered in Russia

Major Roman Filipov, who was shot down by terrorists in Syria and then fought to the end, was a bright and easy-going boy who always dreamed of being a pilot, his hometown locals reveal. He was posthumously awarded a Hero title. On Saturday, the Russian Su-25 jet piloted by 34-year-old Major Filipov was downed by a portable air-defense system (MANPAD) ...

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Russia won’t hurt itself while reacting to US ‘Kremlin List’ – diplomat

Russia’s deputy foreign minister says the only reason behind the so-called ‘Kremlin List’ was a desire by the US to pressure Russia. He added that the planned reciprocal action would be asymmetrical. Read more “We have said it before and we are saying now that there can be only one political explanation for everything that is going on and this ...

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Sports bodies ‘pressured to expel Russia from Olympics’ in political struggle – Patriarch Kirill

International sports bodies are under unprecedented political pressure to expel Russia from the Olympic movement and undermine the achievements of its athletes, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has said. Patriarch Kirill hopes that following the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) – which cleared 28 Russian athletes of doping allegations – Russian athletes will be ...

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Russia must find out where Syrian militants got MANPADS that downed Su-25 – MPs

Russian lawmakers have called for a thorough investigation on the origins of the man-portable missile launcher that was likely used by militants in Syria to shoot down a Russian fighter jet before killing the pilot in a firefight. “Certainly, we will investigate, including a great many things: from the type of the MANPADS [man-portable air defense system] to the circumstances ...

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5 times Russia lost aircraft & pilots in Syrian anti-terrorist op

The downing of the Su-25 jet in Idlib is a rare case of Russian aircraft lost in combat operations in Syria, where the Russian Air Force played a key role in crushing the terrorists. The attack in northwestern Syria, which left a pilot dead, has served as a stark reminder of the danger Russian pilots face while engaged in close ...

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In-car-nation: Russian motorists rally to support Team Russia (VIDEO)

Dozens of car owners flocked to a remote airfield near the city of Kaliningrad to form five Olympic rings and the word “Russia.” The stunning flashmob, set up to support Team Russia heading for PyeongChang, was caught on film. More than 100 motorists turned their lights on and placed their cars in such a way that five huge Olympic rings ...

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Despite US denial, nuclear posture review revolves around Russia

Though US officials argued the new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) does not revolve around Russia, concerns about Moscow’s nuclear arsenal absolutely dominate the document. “This not a Russia-centric NPR,” said Anita Friedt, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, at a Pentagon media conference Friday. Yet, the document mentions Russia 127 times. In comparison, there are ...

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