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French MPs Hope to Form Sister City Ties Between Crimea, South France

French MPs Hope to Form Sister City Ties Between Crimea, South France

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French parliamentarians discussed on Friday the prospects of establishing parliamentary relations between the towns and cities of Crimea and those in the south of France with Russian lawmaker and former Prosecutor General of the Republic of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya, a member of French delegation said. « We would like that the towns of the Crimean Peninsula and those of the south of France establish sister-city relationships, » Chairman of the regional branch of the French party[La suite……]

juin 24, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Over 350 Energy Companies’ Chiefs to Take Part in East Russia Oil, Gas Forum

Over 350 Energy Companies’ Chiefs to Take Part in East Russia Oil, Gas Forum

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over 350 chiefs of oil and gas companies of Russia, Europe and Asia will take part in the second East Russia Oil and Gas Forum, set to take place in the city of Vladivostok on July 5-6, according to the statement. « World leaders of technology production and over 350 chiefs of major oil and gas companies of Europe, Asia and Russia will take place in the second annual East Russia Oil[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Russian Soyuz Rocket Puts Military Satellite Into Earth’s Orbit

Russian Soyuz Rocket Puts Military Satellite Into Earth’s Orbit

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully taken a military satellite to the Earth’s orbit after blasting off earlier on Friday from the Plesetsk space port in northwestern Russia, its Defense Ministry said. « The spacecraft, which was launched in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry, has been placed into orbit as scheduled, its control has been taken over at 22:27 MSK [19:27GMT] by the Aerospace Forces, » the ministry said. The[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Catch and Release: Intercepted Russian Yacht Returns From North Korea

Catch and Release: Intercepted Russian Yacht Returns From North Korea

The incident occurred on June 16 about 50 kilometers from the nautical border distinguishing Korean waters from Russian waters. Before Katalexa could reach the port city of Vladivostok, home of the Trans-Siberia Railway terminus and neighbor to nearby China and North Korea, a North Korean patrol ship intercepted her. The crew aboard the Katalexa denied any wrongdoing, but were briefly detained by North Korea anyway.  Russian emissaries reached out to their[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Russian Opposition Figure Navalny Not Entitled to Be Elected

Russian Opposition Figure Navalny Not Entitled to Be Elected

MOSCOW(Sputnik) — Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is not currently entitled to run in elections due to his conviction, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said in a statement Friday. « According to available information, on February 8, 2017, Navalny A. was sentenced under part 3 of Article 33, part 4 of Article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation to five years of imprisonment with a fine of 500,000 rubles [$8,400], the sentence was suspended[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Russian Football "Hooligans" Unmasked (VIDEO)

Russian Football "Hooligans" Unmasked (VIDEO)

The Orel Butchers squad members from Russian city Oryol who featured in a recent BBC documentary, « Russia’s Hooligan Army, » pulled off their masks to speak up publicly in an interview with RT which was released on June 19.  They claimed that the documentary directors and producers assured them the aim was to show Russian football fans from their « better side, » but eventually they portrayed Russia from a negative point of view. Moreover, the[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Why Syria Relinquishing Its Chemical Weapon Stockpiles Didn’t Bring Peace

Why Syria Relinquishing Its Chemical Weapon Stockpiles Didn’t Bring Peace

The process of destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stocks began in September 2013, following the passing of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118. The Resolution marked a diplomatic coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin — and laid the foundations for Russia’s subsequently enhanced role in contemporary international politics, that of mediator and stabilizer. On August 21 2013, rockets containing the chemical agent sarin struck several opposition-controlled areas in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus, killing 300 and injuring thousands. The timing of the attack[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Not by Arms Alone: What is the Purpose of Russian Defense Sector Reform?

Not by Arms Alone: What is the Purpose of Russian Defense Sector Reform?

In the next few months, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry is set to develop a portfolio of projects which could be produced by the country’s military and industrial complex (MIC). The Ministry, which is allocating about four billion rubles for the purpose, is due to prepare proposals that will increase the output of civil and dual-use products. In particular, the proposals stipulate that military goods account[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
White Helmets Volunteer Caught With Rebels Dumping Beheaded Bodies

White Helmets Volunteer Caught With Rebels Dumping Beheaded Bodies

The volunteer was summarily fired by the group after he was filmed participating in the dumping of dead pro-Syrian government fighters.  “Impartial and humanitarian White Helmets participating in the beheading and throwing of Syrian soldiers bodies at a dumpster in Daraa today,” a Lebanese army soldier posted on Twitter with the extremely graphic video. “On 20 June 2017, a volunteer of SCD in Daraa Governorate was witnessed participating in an activity that violated[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Russian Jets Intercepted 14 Spy Planes Near National Border in Past Week

Russian Jets Intercepted 14 Spy Planes Near National Border in Past Week

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s MiG-31 and Su-27 fighters were scrambled in response to 23 flybys, most of them by US planes, the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) outlet reported. The paper estimated that US RC-135 planes and Global Hawk drones had been involved in ten reconnaissance missions, four were conducted by Norwegian P-3 Orions, and three by Swedish Air Force’s Gulfstream intelligence planes. Planes of British and French air forces[La suite……]

juin 23, 2017 RiANOViSTi
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