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‘Google’s plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare’

Google’s announcement that it is working to reduce the presence of Russian media in its news feeds has been slammed by lawmakers and political commentators as an act of aggression which will have a global impact on the freedom of speech and thought. “This is an open form of information warfare waged right now – a bombardment, a direct aggression” ...

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Russian weapons sales to Middle East soar

The high demand for Russian weapons among Arab countries has been evident at one of the world’s largest aviation exhibitions, the Dubai Airshow. Moscow has seen significantly increased sales in the Middle East. This year, Russia exhibited a wide range of aviation hardware, including the Ka-52 combat helicopter, MiG-29M and Su-35 fighter jets, and the Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft. Russia ...

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Top Russian Freemason announces multi-party primaries ahead of 2018 election

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 14:30 The head of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Russia, Andrey Bogdanov, has announced that a bloc of minor political parties called the Third Force will hold primaries and choose one or more candidates for the presidential election set for March 2018. Bogdanov, who currently heads the Communist Party of Social Justice, said that the ...

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‘Living on a volcano’: IOC-banned Russian skiers talk about life as ‘pawns in political game’

The Russian skiers stripped of their medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics over doping allegations and given a lifetime ban from the Games gave RT a defiant interview, insisting on their innocence as they face potential suspension from all competition. “Foreign officials are trying to put pressure on our country,” said Alexander Legkov, who was stripped of his 50km gold ...

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Russian strategic bombers strike ISIS targets in south-east Syria for third day – military

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 13:14 Edited time: 18 Nov, 2017 13:48 The Russian Air Force continues its efforts to help the Syrian government completely eliminate Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, with its long-range bombers having carried out a new successful airstrike on terrorists’ positions. Six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, with air cover provided by Su-30 fighters, were on ...

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‘Close shave:’ Russian astronomers visualize large asteroid flying past Earth next month (VIDEO)

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 01:18 Edited time: 18 Nov, 2017 01:19 A team of Russian astronomers has created a detailed visual scenario of what is likely to happen when a fairly large asteroid, called 3200 Phaethon, flies past the Earth in a close shave next month. Take a sneak peek at the dazzling video. On December 17, this asteroid, ...

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Russian MoD appoints 26yo spokeswoman – and she’s already a social media sensation (PHOTOS)

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 19:21 Defense minister’s new press secretary is apparently a new internet sensation in Russia, as comments on the looks of a 26-year-old former journalist have flooded social media. Пушка Публикация от Россияна Марковская (@_rossiyana_) Июл 8 2016 в 12:59 PDT Her name is Rossiyana Markovskaya and she was appointed personal spokeswoman for Russian Defense Minister ...

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Russian Premier League game set to go ahead despite -20C forecast

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:55 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:56 Forecasted temperatures of as low as -20C (-4F) will not be enough to stop Saturday’s Russian Premier League game between SKA Khabarovsk and CSKA Moscow from going ahead, according to reports. The two teams will take to the pitch at 12:00 local time in Khabarovsk in the Far ...

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‘They call me Putin’s bodyguard’ – Russian Kung Fu champ set for UFC debut

Russian Wushu Sanda world champion Muslim Salikhov is making his UFC debut on November 25. The Dagestan native, who is coming off a run of nine first-round finishes, spoke exclusively to RT Sport ahead of the event. Salikhov, 33, has won all the possible titles in Wushu Sanda, including the ‘King of Kung Fu’ tournament, made his MMA debut back ...

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