Monthly Archives: January 2020

Russian missile cruiser troubled in Bosphorus VIDEO UPDATE Analysis

UPDATE: According to informed sources, cruiser transited Bosphorus without any trouble on Jan 5 and was anchored off Istanbul, waiting for daytime Jan 6 to berth at Sarayburnu pier in Istanbul, as a part of Russia’s President Putin Turkey visit program. Cruiser failed to berth because of strong wind and heavy rain, and returned to anchorage. Visit https://twitter.com/Saturn5_ for more

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Tehran: Suleimani was a key figure in cooperation with Russia

The assassinated Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, was a key figure in Russia-Iran relations, said Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader for international affairs, during the funeral ceremony, as cited by Al-Alam TV channel. Ali Akbar Velayati said that the commander of the Al-Quds unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “was a key figure in our bilateral

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Russian Populist Leader Hands Out Cash to ‘Serfs and Slaves’ on Red Square

A firebrand Russian politician has been filmed handing out cash to revelers on Red Square while referring to them as “serfs and slaves,” live footage captured from his Instagram account showed Sunday. “Children, disabled people, who else? Orphans, serfs, slaves,” State Duma lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky was heard saying as he gave out 1,000-ruble bills ($16) to passersby.  Zhirinovsky, who ran for president and

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About 100 Ukrainian political prisoners ‘celebrate’ Christmas in Russian jails

About 100 Ukrainian citizens who are illegally imprisoned in the Russian Federation are “celebrating” Christmas holidays in jail, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has reported. “Some of the Ukrainian political prisoners have been released and returned back home to their families and friends, but they couldn’t see the loved ones for years and “celebrated” many holiday seasons in prisons. Given

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$80 million bounty for Donald Trump’s head

A eulogist at the funeral procession for Major General Qassem Soleimani called for a US$80 million (NZ$120 million) bounty to be placed on US President Donald Trump’s head. The announcement by the eulogist was broadcast live from Mashhad on state television as millions of people took to the street for Soleimani’s funeral. The former head of Iran’s elite Quds Force

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