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‘Premature speculation’ – IOC on reports of Russian anthem ban

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 13:15 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 13:28 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it is “premature” to discuss a possible ban on the Russian national anthem at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after reports on the issue emerged in US media. The New York Times published an article on Monday, ...

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US looks to push Russia out of EU's energy market while American tankers ship Russian LNG to Europe

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 10:46 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 11:30 Tankers run by US energy corporations are delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) bought in Russia to the Antwerp Gas Terminal in Belgium, reports Belgian daily Le Soir, as part of an investigation based on the ‘Paradise Papers’ leak. On Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), reportedly ...

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Russian cemetery in Tehran: From Shah’s photographer to emigrants who fled 1917 Revolution (VIDEO)

An over 100-year-old Russian cemetery in Tehran is the resting place for many, including those who fled the 1917 Revolution bloodshed, and Soviet soldiers who died in Iran during WWII. Some Russians buried there left a prominent mark on Iran’s history. Located in the heart of the Iranian capital, the graveyard was founded more than a century ago, in 1894, ...

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‘Trust nothing’: Russian social network allows users to become ‘anonymous’ for a day

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 17:29 Russian social media network VKontake has possibly made the dreams of many users come true after it allowed them to remain “anonymous” for a day. The event was dedicated to mark Guy Fawkes Night. “The rules are simple. Everyone can write an anonymous post which will appear on his [VKontakte] friends’ timeline. It would ...

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#1917LIVE: Russian Revolution in real-time tweets

LIVE UPDATES Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 09:34 The situation on November 6, 1917 is critical. Russia’s provisional government is on its last legs. Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks, with widespread popular support, are taking over Petrograd. RT’s #1917LIVE will be updating readers on these final moments of the Russian Revolution. 06 November 2017 08:55 GMT All bridges UP NOW! ...

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Fleeing 1917 Revolution: Orthodox church in Tehran maintained by Russian émigré descendant (VIDEO)

Hundreds of thousands fled Russia after the 1917 Revolution. Some of them found a new home in Iran. RT talked to a descendant of these immigrants, who takes care of an Orthodox Church in Tehran and the first home for the elderly in the country. One hundred years ago, the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin took over the power in ...

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Russian LNG unfazed by US sanctions

Russia’s energy industry faces a new round of US sanctions—including on oil projects in any location if a designated entity holds more than 33 percent. And in Europe, where Russia’s gas giant Gazprom currently holds a large share of the gas supplies, Poland and Lithuania are buying US (liquefied natural gas) LNG in an effort to shake off Russian dominance. ...

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Hot wheels: ‘Unimpressed’ Russian man drives burning bus (VIDEO)

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 16:42 A bus on fire casually driving through the streets was caught on film in a Russian town, proving that even public transportation can be quite a hot ride. Footage of a burning PAZ-brand bus, which rolled through the streets of the central Russian community of Orel, emerged on social media on Friday. [embedded content] ...

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1st ever spacewalk relived by Russian cosmonaut in epic 360 VR (VIDEO)

Aleksey Leonov, the first person to ever step into the void of space back in 1975, shares his unique perspective with RT while reliving the experience in Virtual Reality (VR) thanks to 360-degree technology and the current crew of the ISS. “A spacewalk. It’s the most difficult, and dangerous, activity for a human. Your body’s under constant pressure. If anything ...

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‘War against memory’: Russian ambassador denounces Polish bill targeting WWII sites

Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreyev has said that the possible removal of Red-Army monuments in Poland would hurt the feelings of the Russian people, and complained that Polish politicians and officials had complicated dialogue on the issue. In an interview with RT, Andreyev said that monuments erected on burial sites and private land were excluded from the law banning ...

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