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64 applications to run for Russian presidency registered by Election Commission

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 11:55 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 11:55 The Central Election Commission has received 64 applications to run for Russia’s highest office next March, its head told journalists after the deadline for self-nominated candidates expired. Read more Russian citizens may contest a presidential election either as party candidates or independents. Since mid-December, 21 political parties and ...

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Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed in Syria, both pilots killed – MoD

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 09:39 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 09:59 Russia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that two pilots died when a Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed due to a technical fault near the Syrian Hama military airfield, on New Year’s Eve. Read more The incident took place on December 31, when the “Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed while making a ...

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McFaul endorses call to murder Russian intel officers by reposting fake video

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 06:29 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 06:35 Former US ambassador to Russia and ardent Kremlin critic, Michael McFaul, has shared with his 25,000 Facebook followers a call to kill Russian state officials. The repost has since been deleted. McFaul, who served as America’s Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, shared a post from the ...

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Waggy New Year! Russian MoD lets loose the dogs of war (VIDEO)

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 16:57 In their New Year’s video, the Russian Armed Forces show off their canine colleagues, who seem to be just as happy giving a friendly lick as defending the Motherland. Russia has long prided itself on the bravery and skill of its armed forces, but behind the ‘Spetsnaz’ commandos and state-of-the-art weaponry, there’s also a ...

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Prominent Muslim joins list of female Russian presidential candidates

The growing list of female Russian presidential hopefuls has received a new addition. A Muslim journalist who is the wife and adviser of a Russian mufti is the latest to submit her bid. Aina Gamzatova, a successful journalist and the head of Russia’s largest Muslim media holding, submitted her registration papers to the Central Elections Committee on Monday. She was ...

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US Dollar & cryptocurrency are both virtual bubbles, says Russian bishop

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 18:04 A top Russian Orthodox clergyman has warned of the “danger” of cryptocurrencies and modern financial instruments, saying its virtual nature makes it unpredictable and a tool for “usury.” “I personally think that cryptocurrency is a new financial bubble, a new Ponzi scheme, behind which there is nothing,” said Bishop Hilarion, chairman of the Department ...

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States hosting expanded NATO forces reduce own level of security – top Russian diplomat

NATO’s military buildup near Russia’s borders dramatically worsens the security situations in countries where troops and equipment of the alliance are being stationed, First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov warns. “[I am] sure that the negative consequences of NATO’s military preparations should spark serious concern among all [sides], as they worsen the security situation with regard to those states whose ...

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‘Prayed too much:’ Russian mayor says divine consultation caused shortage of snow

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 15:49 Can a person pray too much for something? The mayor of Kaliningrad appears to think so, saying “excessive praying” was behind the lack of snow in the western Russian city ahead of the New Year. “Apparently, we have prayed too much. But it has also done us some good, because you know the poor ...

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Nationalist leader Zhirinovsky becomes 1st fully pledged candidate in Russian presidential race

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 14:30 The Russian Central Election Commission has fully cleared the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), Vladimir Zhirinovsky, as the first candidate in the 2018 presidential election. The decision to allow the veteran Russian nationalist-populist to run was made at the Friday session of the commission. As Zhirinovsky received his candidate’s certificate, ...

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