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Russian parliament approves Medvedev as prime minister

The Russian Lower House has approved Vladimir Putin’s longtime ally Dmitry Medvedev as cabinet chairman for a new term, despite opposition from leftist parliamentary caucuses. Of 433 lawmakers, present at the Tuesday session of the State Duma, 374 voted in favor of Medvedev’s candidacy and 56 voted against. There were no abstentions. Earlier, representatives of the Communist Party of the ...

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Russian oil & gas revenues surge through March

Recent growth in commodities has helped the Russian budget as oil revenues grew over 21 percent and sales of the liquefied natural gas doubled. Natural gas sales are also on the rise. Revenues from oil exports increased by 21.2 percent through March compared with the same period last year and amounted to $ 28.2 billion, according to customs data. The ...

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The Russian Revolution in tweets: #1917LIVE history role-play now a book & you can download a copy

A massive historical re-enactment of the Russian Revolution on Twitter in 2017 is now an interactive printed book. Anyone interested can get a copy from a new website promoting the book which has just gone online. In 2017 RT launched #1917LIVE – a social media project about one of the most intense moments in Russian history – the Revolution of ...

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Russian pilot Yaroshenko suspects poisoning by US prison staff, fears for his life

Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence in the US, reportedly said he was put in a disciplinary cell for 30 days despite serious health problems that could be due to deliberate poisoning. Yaroshenko’s wife Viktoria told Izvestia daily that she talked to her husband by phone a few days back. She said that he feared he ...

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US Congress wants troops to learn Russian, mistakenly calls it ‘East Asian language’

The US Congress has directed the Pentagon to improve the military’s knowledge of Russian but mistakenly listed the language as “East Asian” – along with Chinese and Korean. The House Armed Services committee demanded that the Pentagon chief James Mattis take charge of improving the troops’ command of Chinese, Korean and Russian, as it unveiled a proposal for a new ...

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Russian presidential inauguration ceremony underway in Moscow (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 7 May, 2018 08:44 Edited time: 7 May, 2018 08:49 Vladimir Putin is taking the oath of office in the Kremlin after being re-elected as president for a fourth term. The swearing-in ceremony is to take place at the Andreyevsky Hall of the Kremlin Grand Palace. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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EU slams police 'violence' at Russian rally, yet sides with authorities in Catalonia crackdown

The EU has released a statement condemning police “violence” at an unauthorized opposition rally in Russia. Seven months earlier, Brussels took a different view on brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in Catalonia. “The detention of over a thousand demonstrators and violence used against them by the Russian authorities across the country today threaten the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and ...

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Moon ‘vanishes’ rapidly behind Earth in stunning video by Russian ISS cosmonaut

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev has filmed a stunning video of the moon “vanishing” mysteriously behind the Earth during moonset, as seen from the International Space Station (ISS). The short video filmed by the cosmonaut, who is currently aboard the ISS, was published on social media earlier this week. It provides a fresh perspective of the Earth’s only natural satellite, which ...

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Race of the war machines: Russian battlefield robots rise to the challenge

The battlefields of the future look set to be the province of robots duking it out on the field as their operators sit pretty, miles away. Russia is moving in leaps and bounds towards fielding its own unmanned forces. Modern robots are nothing like the Terminator: Fielding human-shaped automatons for combat is much more trouble than it’s worth, so most ...

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Russian hypersonic missile Kinzhal & other big guns shown at V-day parade rehearsal (PHOTO, VIDEO)

The rehearsal for the upcoming V-day military parade in Moscow was the first time that the general public could see Russia’s new air-launched hypersonic cruise missile. And pretty Russian girls were marching on Red Square, too. The new missile, named Kinzhal (dagger), was first announced to the general public in March by president Vladimir Putin as one of several advanced ...

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