Monthly Archives: January 2021

Biden administration to seek five-year extension on key nuclear arms treaty in first foray with Russia

President Biden is seeking a five-year extension with Russia on the only remaining treaty limiting the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals just days before it expires, said two senior U.S. officials. At the same time, his administration is preparing to impose new costs on Russia pending a newly requested intelligence assessment of its recent activities. The officials said Biden is

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For second time in one week oxygen generation system breaks down in Russian module of International Space Station

The Electron-VM Oxygen Generation System was shut down in the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS), reported RIA Novosti. On January 20, it was also reported that the air conditioning system stopped working in the Russian module Zvezda. Cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov said that the mechanism will be fixed soon and that the crew is not in danger. The Electron-VM system

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Court Condemns Russia for Violating Human Rights After 2008 Georgia War

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Russia committed a series of rights violations, including torture and preventing people returning to their homes, in the wake of its 2008 war against Georgia. The five-day conflict in August 2008 between Russia and the pro-Western Georgian government ended with Russian troops stationed in the Georgian regions of South

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Germany Offers Russia Support in Sputnik Vaccine Development – Merkel

Germany has offered Russia support in Moscow’s development of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. Russian authorities said Wednesday they have applied for registration of Sputnik V in the European Union. “Beyond all the political differences that are currently large, we can nevertheless work together in a pandemic, in a humanitarian area,” Merkel told journalists. On Moscow’s application

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Belarus presents the West with an opportunity to be on the right side of history

Brian Whitmore The International Ice Hockey Federation’s decision to move this year’s world championship from Belarus despite a personal appeal from Alyaksandr Lukashenka not to do so is just the latest sign of the Belarusian strongman’s isolation. Examples of Lukashenka’s ostracization have been mounting since August 2020, when he launched a brutal crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators protesting an election that

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Deputy Minister dismissed after drunk driving, debauch

The inspectors compiled the administrative materials toward the driver: protocol due to the driving under the influence of alcohol and regulation for the violation of the road sign and the protocol about administrative detention. All materials were sent to the court Deputy Minister for Strategic Industries Vitaliy Nemilostiviy was dismissed after he was driving a car under the influence of

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Russian delegation to PACE wants debate on language issue in Ukraine – MP

The Russians allege Ukraine has been conducting a “targeted aggressive campaign” against the Russian language. Member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and MP from Ukraine’s European Solidarity Party Oleksii Honcharenko says the Russian delegation to PACE is initiating a debate on the language issue in Ukraine. “The Russian delegation to PACE

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EU Parliament Set To Demand Halt To Nord Stream 2 Over Navalny Arrest

European lawmakers are expected to pass a resolution on January 21 calling on the European Union to halt construction on the nearly complete Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would carry Russian natural gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Members of the European Parliament are calling for expanded sanctions against Russia over the weekend arrest of opposition figure Aleksei Navalny

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Frequent New York Times Opinion Writer Was Secret Iranian Agent, Federal Prosecutors Charge

The full article can be seen here : Frequent New York Times Opinion Writer Was Secret Iranian Agent, Federal Prosecutors Charge The NYT has lots of form in supporting evil dictatorships, from Stalin to Castro. A journal which these days is categorised as ‘far right’; The New American, published a well researched article about the demonic Holodomor denier and NYT

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Young Russians Flood TikTok With Navalny Protest Cries

Young Russians have flooded TikTok with calls to rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny this weekend, prompting the state censor to urge the popular short-video app’s administrators to take them down. Navalny called for nationwide street protests this Saturday after his arrest and a viral investigative video into an opulent $1.35 billion Black Sea estate that he and

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