Russian Foreign Minister’s real estate value is more than he would earn in 100 years

600 million rubles or approximately $9.74 million dollars. This is roughly the value of the real estate that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov owns, reports the Russian publication The Insider. Among the real estate properties of the Russian Foreign Minister there is a 499 square-meter three- story house with a lot of land in the village of Shchukovka near the Rublevo-Uspenskoye highway.

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Ukrainian lawmakers form 300-strong conservative pro-family, pro-life group

Lawmakers vote on land sale reform during a session of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on Nov. 13, 2019.Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin Against a backdrop of political friction and rifts, a majority of Ukrainian lawmakers have come together over what they argue is a need for the country to promote conservative family values.  Over 300 members of the 424-seat Ukrainian parliament

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Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad. Iran’s Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the

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Russia accuses Polish WW2 resistance of exterminating Warsaw Jews, Ukrainians

The Russian Defence Ministry on Friday accused Poland’s World War Two Home Army (AK) resistance of exterminating Jews and Ukrainians in Warsaw prior to the city’s 1945 liberation by the Red Army. Citing recently declassified documentation related to the Soviets’ entry into Warsaw on January 17, 1945, the Russian ministry said the documents “show that units of the Home Army

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Russia Bans Ukrainian Journalist From Entering Russian-Occupied Crimea Until 2054

Russia’s Border Guard Service, a branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB), has banned Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibrahimov from entering Russia and the Russian-occupied Ukrainian region of Crimea until the middle of 2054. Ibrahimov, who works with the Crimea Desk of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, told RFE/RL on January 18 that he had been handed the order in person without explanation.

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The Kremlin Inches Closer to the Biden Plot

Lev Parnas pointed his finger at Dmytro Firtash. Somewhere near the heart of the Ukraine scandal is Dmytro Firtash. Evidence has long suggested this fact. But over the past week, in a televised interview and in documents he supplied to congress, Rudy Giuliani’s former business partner Lev Parnas pointed his finger at the Ukranian oligarch. According to Parnas, Giuliani’s team

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'Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore': Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism

The Polish people aren’t interested in the events of the past, being fully consumed by their daily hassles, and the country’s authorities are using this to their advantage, freely rewriting WWII history, academics told RT. Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary

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MFA: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit Ukraine soon

He is scheduled to meet with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Prystaiko. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Edi Rama is to visit Ukraine late this week and early next week. “On January 19-21 this year, the incumbent OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister and Minister of European and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Edi Rama, will be on a working visit to Ukraine,” the press

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Ukrzaliznytsia buys air conditioners for $1.2 million, five times market price

An old locomotive belonging to Ukraine’s state-owned monopoly Ukrzaliznytsia parked at the Darnytsia Railway Station in Kyiv on June 19, 2019. (Oleg Petrasiuk)Photo by Oleg Petrasiuk A subsidiary of Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine’s state-owned railway monopoly, ordered 19 train air conditioning systems for a total of $1.2 million. The maximum price online for 19 conditioning systems of a similar type is $260,000, Ukrainian

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Russia intends to stop spy satellites from monitoring its territory

Experts from the Russian state space agency Roscosmos have found a way to conceal confidential operations in Russian territory from surveillance by foreign spy satellites, according to an article written by experts from the company Russian Space Systems, as cited by RIA Novosti. According to them, data transmission from satellites can be jammed using land-based radio stations. “During periods when the

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Ukraine's President Zelenskiy rejects prime minister's resignation

The PM’s offer to relinquish his position came after he was caught on tape criticizing President Zelenskiy. The Ukrainian president later said he would give Honchurak a second chance. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected the resignation of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday. An audio recording emerged earlier this week that appeared to show Honcharuk question Zelenskiy’s ability to manage the economy. “I

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Russia's Incredible Shrinking Navy: Can Putin Grow It Back?

Russia’s president announced some new buys. But that’s not the whole picture. Key Point: Is the Russian Navy sinking?  The Russia fleet in 2019 will take delivery of 23 new surface vessels, two new submarines and three new aircraft, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced. The numbers on their face are impressive. But in fact, most of the surface ships are

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Russians Have Little Say in Their Future

Putin’s revamp underlines the extent to which the status quo rules. By Ilya Klishin    Read the Russian version here. Mikhail Mishustin appeared before the State Duma on Jan. 16 to answer questions from deputies. The previously obscure candidate for the post of prime minister behaved confidently enough, and when members of the Kremlin-friendly so-called “opposition” grilled him on what he felt should

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Lavrov: There were F-35s in the air in the Iranian border when Iran downed airliner

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on January 8 occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S. stealth fighters in the area. “There were at least six (U.S.) F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area (at the time). This information has

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Kadyrov prepares to obtain high post in Kremlin, – media

The head of Chechnya has temporarily resigned and is preparing for the promotion15:23, 17 January 20201601rbc.ru Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has been offered a new post; he may become the plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation. It was reported by the Russian edition of Argumenti with reference to its own source in Kremlin. According to the media, Chechnya’s

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