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We’ll respond if lives of our military, incl. from strikes on Damascus, are endangered – Russian MoD

Moscow is ready to respond if lives of the Russian servicemen are endangered, including by strikes on Damascus, head of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said. “There are many Russian advisers, representatives of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and [Russian] servicemen in Damascus and at Syrian defense facilities,” Gerasimov stated. Read more However, in case lives of Russian ...

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Presents from Putin: Merkel recalls receiving 'very good smoked fish' from Russian president

Just one day after it was revealed that Angela Merkel sends Vladimir Putin bottles of German beer, the chancellor has said that the Russian president also sends gifts her way. Read more When asked about the gift swaps by a reporter at a press conference on Monday, Merkel said “it’s well known that Russian president likes German beer.” It came ...

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UK's 'bold' accusations in Skripal case may lead to severance of diplomatic ties – Russian senators

The bold accusation of Russia by UK PM Theresa May could have grave consequences for bilateral relations, even the severance of diplomatic ties, top officials warned, vowing Moscow will respond to any hostile actions. Earlier on Monday, British PM Theresa May claimed, while addressing the British parliament, the “attempted murder” of former double agent Sergei Skripal was either “a direct ...

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Show at the British Parliament – Russian Foreign Ministry reacts to May's words on Skripal case

A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign ministry called the hearing at the British parliament on Skripal case a circus show. Follow RT’s coverage of the debate at the Parliament “The conclusion is obvious: this is another information and political campaign, based on provocation,” said Maria Zakharova, commenting on the words of Theresa May. Britain has given Moscow 36 hours to ...

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Al-Nusra terrorists used chlorine chemicals in Eastern Ghouta – Russian envoy to UN

Published time: 12 Mar, 2018 16:38 Edited time: 12 Mar, 2018 16:54 Russia’s envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia has accused militant groups in Eastern Ghouta of using chlorine gas, while stressing that the Syrian government has every right to eradicate the “terrorism hotbed” near its capital. Nebenzia has defended Syria’s government and the ongoing anti-terrorism operation in Eastern Ghouta, ...

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Militant groups split & clash in E. Ghouta, civilians seek shelter – Russian MoD

Militants groups holding Eastern Ghouta have begun fighting each other after one faction attempted to separate from the terrorists, the Russian military said. Civilians are seeking shelter and trying to escape street fighting. Read more The confrontations broke out a day after the Russian Defense Ministry demanded that the Failak Ar-Rahman group separated from Jabhat Al-Nusra terrorists, currently known as ...

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‘Not critical’: Russian MP expects EU sanctions to boost economy

The latest extension of economic sanctions by the European Union will not harm Russia’s economy and may even benefit some of its branches, according to an MP representing the opposition party, Fair Russia. Read more “This was a well-expected move, because the European Union is not an independent subject in international politics, it remains under the rigid control of the ...

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Russian 13yo skater outscores Zagitova with ‘unofficial world record’ in junior world champs win

Thirteen-year-old Russian figure skater Aleksandra Trusova became the first female skater to land two quads in a program on Saturday on her way to winning the 2018 ISU World Junior Championships. Trusova’s technical score of 92.35 points – an unofficial world record – was 11 points higher than fellow Russian Alina Zagitova’s gold medal-winning total at the recent PyeongChang 2018 ...

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Russian food exports to double by 2025 thanks to international sanctions

Russia is strengthening its position in the global food market with the country’s agriculture sector booming. This is largely due to government policy in response to sanctions, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. “The policy of import substitution has proved its worth in a number of sectors. Talking about agricultural produce, we can say we are self-sufficient. We expect that ...

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Top Russian senator describes forthcoming elections as most transparent in modern history

Recent legislative, organizational and technical measures ensure that the March 18 presidential polls will be the most open in Russia’s history, according to Valentina Matviyenko, chair of the country’s upper house. “The state has taken measures in the legal, organizational and technical spheres to increase the transparency of elections and to strengthen society’s control over the elections results,” Matviyenko said ...

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