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Russian cabinet to slap reciprocal sanctions on Ukraine: report

The Russian government is developing a bill introducing reciprocal containment measures against several hundred Ukrainian companies and citizens, a Russian business oriented daily reports. In its Thursday issue, the Kommersant daily quoted unnamed sources in the Russian government as saying that the new sanctions could be introduced against Ukrainian politicians, civil servants and business people. In particular the containment measures ...

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Fresh footage of futuristic weapon tests & development released by Russian military (VIDEOS)

Russian Defense Ministry has released a new batch of videos of cutting-edge weapons, first unveiled by President Vladimir Putin back in March. The footage shows new tests, as well as gives a grasp of the development process. The impressive set of new weapons was unveiled by Putin during his annual speech before the Federation Council back in March. The futuristic ...

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‘Important verbal agreements’ made at Trump-Putin summit – Russian ambassador to US

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump did reach key unwritten deals during their talks in Finland, but there is nothing secretive about what they discussed, Russia’s ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, says. “The meeting was important, intense, constructive and productive. I believe that important verbal agreements were made,” Antonov said on Rossiya 1 TV on Wednesday evening. During a foreign ministry ...

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Russian pilot jailed in US vows to continue fight for return home

Konstantin Yaroshenko, the Russian pilot jailed in the US for 20 years following a sting operation, has told reporters that he and his family will continue their fight for his return to Russia. In his latest interview with the Izvestia newspaper, Yaroshenko said that he had no intention “of twiddling his thumbs” and that he and his family would press ...

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Trump calls Germany slave to Russian gas but is US overly dependent on Russian oil?

At last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels, President Trump criticized Germany’s reliance on Russian natural gas, saying “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.” “They will be getting between 60 and 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline,” he said. President Trump’s point was that Germany’s purchases of Russian natural gas were making Russia richer, and that ...

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Over half of Russian women open to romance with foreigners, poll finds

Over a half of Russian women under 35 claim they would have romantic relations with a foreigner but almost 70 percent of them name “the ability to leave Russia” as the most attractive part of such affairs, a new poll has found. 57 percent of respondents said they are currently ready for an affair with a foreigner. The proportion is ...

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Russian patriarch heads 100,000-strong procession honoring Romanovs’ martyrdom

About 100,000 pilgrims led by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, have walked 21 kilometers in a solemn procession commemorating the 100th anniversary of the killing of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II and his family. The procession covered the distance between the Yekaterinburg Church of All Saints, built on the place of the house where Romanovs were killed ...

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US charges Russian gun activist Butina with acting as agent of foreign government

A US grand jury expanded the indictment against Russian citizen Maria Butina, arrested on Sunday in Washington and charged with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent, to include charges of her actually acting on behalf of Moscow. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice added another charge against Butina, 29, a Russian gun activist who is currently awaiting a hearing ...

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‘It looks like it will catch us’: Russian fishermen film stunning waterspout (and it did catch them)

They got their viral video, but maybe these Russian fishermen should have moved away a bit faster. “A whirlwind. A Twister. 500 meters from us. Very beautiful. It’s huge,” said Pavel Chernyavsky, as he narrates his Instagram video, geolocated off the coast of Gelendzhik in the Black Sea. “Maybe it will catch up with us,” he joked in the next ...

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Russian spy in the oval office? Nope, that was fake news

A senior political reporter for Mic was forced to delete a tweet in which she claimed that a woman charged with spying for Russia was present at an oval office meeting with President Donald Trump. Journalist Emily Singer tweeted out the photo of the 2017 meeting between Trump and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, writing “this is Maria Butina — ...

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