Monthly Archives: January 2021

American astronauts give food to Russian cosmonauts after they ran out of supplies

Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have run out of food and their American colleagues came to their rescue, reported the Russian publication Moskovsky Komsomolets with reference to NASA. The problem happened after the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Progress cargo ship, which was supposed to deliver provisions to the station. If

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Russia Urges Biden to Be ‘More Constructive’ Over Arms Treaty

Russia on Wednesday urged U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration to take a “more constructive” approach in talks over the extension of the New START treaty, Washington’s last arms reduction pact with Moscow. “We expect that the new U.S. administration will take a more constructive approach in its dialogue with us,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  “We

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Medvedev Sets Out His Stand For Rapprochement With U.S., Relevance For Himself

The ex-President is searching for significance. As Biden enters office, he might just have some encouraging things to say. In a recent opinion piece for the Russian news agency TASS, Dmitry Medvedev manages at once to be an avatar of Kremlin schadenfreude over the state of U.S. politics, an emissary to the incoming Biden administration, and a herald-of-sorts of his

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Gorbachev Urges Biden to Improve Relations With Russia, Extend Key Nuclear Pact

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, has urged Joe Biden’s administration to improve U.S.-Russia ties and extend a key nuclear pact ahead of the U.S. President-elect’s inauguration.  “The current condition of relations between Russia and the United States is of great concern,” Gorbachev said in an interview with the state-run TASS news agency published Wednesday, the day Biden will be

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Russia-installed “authorities” may hold another “referendum” in occupied Donbas

The previous “referendum” in May 2014 was not recognized by Ukraine and the international community. The so-called “leader” of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”), Denis Pushilin, says another “referendum on self-determination” could be held in the Russia-occupied part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region. He announced this in a comment for the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Pushilin claims it will

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Alexei Navalny may yet be the man to topple Putin

The opposition leader represents an unprecedented threat to the ageing President’s grip on power MARK ALMOND. January 19, 2021 Without personal courage, political principles are merely hot air. Alexei Navalny’s decision to return to Russia where he was poisoned in August makes a sharp contrast  with the cowering US congressmen hiding from the freak show on Capitol Hill on January 6. By

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Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State supports provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine

Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed the Joe Biden administration’s commitment to providing lethal weapons to Ukraine. He said this during a hearing in the U.S. Senate in response to a question from Republican Senator Ron Johnson, Ukrinform’s own correspondent reports. “One of the things that Congress has done unanimously is that we have allocated $300 million

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Waiting for the Advent of the Fifth Stalin

Nationalist Writer Launches Messianic Orthodox Christian Stalinist Religion “Russian superiority(opens in a new tab)” is a special strand of disinformation. There is nothing wrong with pride in your own nation, your people, leaders, history, victories, achievements… The issue appears when a nation, people or creed is defined as superior to others. The EUvsDisinfo database contains numerous examples of claims on

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Russia Accuses U.S. of Disconnecting NY Consulate Phone Lines

Russia’s Embassy in the United States has accused its counterparts of abruptly cutting off phone lines at the Russian Consulate in New York ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s last day in office. The consulate said earlier in the day that several dozen of its landlines had been simultaneously disconnected, raising “huge problems” for the Russian diaspora in New York.

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