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Russian journalist observing US midterms briefly detained by FBI – report

The FBI has reportedly questioned USA Really head Alexander Malkevich at Washington airport after his trip to cover the midterm elections. The Russian mission in the US has requested information on the incident. “In connection with media reports concerning the detention of Russian journalist Alexander Malkevich by FBI officers in Washington airport, an inquiry regarding the circumstances of the event ...

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We want to believe: ‘Russian hacking’ memo REVEALS how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin

A newly-out memo containing the Obama admin’s talking points about “Russian hacking” in the 2016 election reveals how US spy agencies attributed email leaks to Kremlin by saying it’s “consistent” with what they think Russia does. The seven-page document was contained within the 49 pages published on Friday by BuzzFeed, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ...

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Lavrov blasts West’s ‘loudspeaker diplomacy’ after Austria claims it has exposed ‘Russian spy’

Sergey Lavrov lashed out at Western “loudspeaker diplomacy” after Austria said it exposed a retired military officer as a “Russian agent” who gathered data on the country’s army for years. “I’ve learned about it right away … and, frankly speaking, I was unpleasantly surprised by the news,” Russian Foreign Minister said. At any rate, Vienna should have used other ways ...

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‘Go home!’ Ukrainian President Poroshenko calls for Russian Orthodox Church to be purged

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, telling it to “go home” in fiery comments, which the Church dismissed as “absurd” and unconstitutional. Concerns voiced by top Russian officials about the ongoing church row in Ukraine are proof that the institution should not be in the country at all, according to Poroshenko. Read ...

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‘Go home!’ Ukrainian President Poroshenko calls for Russian Orthodox Church to be purged

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, telling it to “go home” in fiery comments, which the Church dismissed as “absurd” and unconstitutional. Concerns voiced by top Russian officials about the ongoing church row in Ukraine are proof that the institution should not be in the country at all, according to Poroshenko. Read ...

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‘Go home!’ Ukrainian President Poroshenko calls for Russian Orthodox Church to be purged

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, telling it to “go home” in fiery comments, which the Church dismissed as “absurd” and unconstitutional. Concerns voiced by top Russian officials about the ongoing church row in Ukraine are proof that the institution should not be in the country at all, according to Poroshenko. Read ...

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Ex-ambassador McFaul switches to Russian to celebrate midterm victory over… Putin

Many people celebrated the Democratic Party’s takeover over the House, on social media, but one person in particular couldn’t help switching to the Russian language to celebrate, what he believes to be, a defeat of Vladimir Putin. Michael McFaul, who served as Barack Obama’s ambassador to Moscow and became an avid commentator on all things Russian after leaving office, is ...

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Russian tycoon Rybolovlev arrested for corrupting Monaco officials in billion-dollar art case

Fertilizer and football magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev has been detained for using money and favors to secure backing from Monaco officials in his bitter high-stakes battle against his former art dealer. Plice searched the $ 300 million Cote d’Azur penthouse that belongs to Rybolovlev on Tuesday morning, according to Le Monde. The businessman, whose fortune is estimated at $ 6.8 billion ...

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Watch Soyuz rocket deliver Russian navigation satellite into orbit (VIDEO)

A video shows a Soyuz-2-1b rocket successfully blasting off into space from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia as it delivered a navigation satellite into orbit. The launch was conducted on Saturday night. The rocket was equipped with upper stage Fregat, which propelled a GLONASS-M satellite into orbit. The satellite is part of Russian national GPS-like navigation system. [embedded content] ...

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