Monthly Archives: February 2021

Hypersonic weapons to comprise backbone of Russia’s conventional deterrence forces

The potential of non-nuclear deterrence forces, primarily, precision weapons, is being boosted, according to the top brassRussian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu© Vadim Savitskiy/Russia’s Defense Ministry press service/TASS MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Hypersonic weapons of various types of basing will comprise the backbone of Russia’s non-nuclear deterrence forces, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said at an annual

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Lavrov blasts EU for condoning violations of Russian-speaking public’s rights

The top diplomat pointed to the instances of shutting down Russian TV channels and suing Russian-speaking journalists abroad© Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS ST. PETERSBURG, February 15. /TASS/. Brussels’ enabling crude violations of rights of Russian-speaking people and attacks on the Russian language and culture shows that the European Union is drifting away from everything linked to Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said

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A visually impaired activist was detained during protests in St. Petersburg. Here is his conversation with the police. This is the text of Mediazone. We publish it as a sign of solidarity with Sergei Smirnov

Dmitry Gluz, a 30-year-old activist from Tver, has been a disabled person of the first group for five years, he has Leber’s neuropathy – a disease in which a person practically ceases to see. The remaining vision is still enough for Dmitry to navigate in space and move independently. During the protests on January 31, he was detained at Sennaya Square in

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NATO seeks to boost funding for deterrence efforts along borders with Russia

19:30, 15.02.21 – UNIAN Stoltenberg said China and Russia are at the forefront of an authoritarian pushback against rules-based international order NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gas suggested increasing NATO’s funding for “core deterrence and defense activities.” “This would support Allied deployments in our battlegroups in the eastern part of our Alliance, air policing, maritime deployments and exercises,” Stoltenberg said at a

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“DNR” believes that Ukrainian special forces were able to organize blowing up of “battalion commander” in a matter of hours : Photos

Accusing the Ukrainian side of the attempted assassination of the battalion commander of the occupation forces, the “DNR” propagandists have stated that the AFU special forces could sabotage in the deep rear of CADO in a matter of hours. This follows from the statement of the management of the so-called “people’s militia” (self-name of the “DNR” illegal armed formations –

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EU has been breaking off relations with Moscow for years, says Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov amid growing tension with Brussels

Warning! This article contains statements by Lavrov Worsening ties between the EU and Russia are the fault of Brussels, Sergey Lavrov has claimed, saying that the bloc blames Moscow for its woes in Ukraine and has unilaterally torn up beneficial diplomatic agreements. Speaking at a press conference in St. Petersburg on Monday and citing what he called Brussels’ failed political

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Poroshenko demands return of AFU units to positions in which they took up before withdrawal of troops

Leader of European Solidarity Petro Poroshenko demands the return of the AFU units to the positions from which they were withdrawn during the disengagement of forces. He stated this at the coordination board today, – his Telegram channel reports. “I would like to emphasize that the right to return fire should be given to the heads of units, who see

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In Moscow, a woman survived after falling from the 16th floor

In Moscow, a young woman survived a fall from the 16th floor. RIA Novosti reports this with reference to emergency services. The incident took place in the east of the city on Novokosinskaya street. The woman fell on the entrance visor, covered with snow. She is now hospitalized. Video footage shared by Mash shows the woman sitting on a windowsill before falling, her legs hanging

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Kremlin ‘Interested’ After Musk Invites Putin to Clubhouse Chat

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday invited President Vladimir Putin to a “conversation” on the popular invitation-only audio chat app Clubhouse. “Would you like to join me for a conversation on Clubhouse?” Musk tweeted at Putin’s official Twitter account. In a Russian-language follow-up, Musk said “it would be a great honor to speak with you.” Both tweets garnered nearly a

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Russian Covid Medic Says Fired Over Pro-Navalny Flashlight Photo

A Moscow coronavirus hospital medic said he has been fired for joining a flashlight protest in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny while wearing his protective gear. Saidanvar Sulaimonov was among the tens of thousands to share photos of themselves holding up phone flashlights Sunday in a show of muted solidarity after weeks of police crackdowns on street protests. The Kremlin said there

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Ridiculed Russian Fairytale Statue Auctioned for $35K

The Russian Auction House has sold an infamous statue of a local fairytale hero for 2.6 million rubles ($35,500) Monday after a town in southern Russia dismantled it following a public outcry. Authorities in Novovoronezh heeded mounting calls to take down the metal Alyonka sculpture shortly after unveiling it in December to mark the town’s 250th anniversary. While local lore

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Russia Imposes Sanctions Against Centrenergo, UkrOboronProm, And Ukrspecexport

   The Russian Federation has imposed sanctions against the Centrenergo energy generating company, the UkrOboronProm state-run concern, and the Ukrspecexport, a state-run enterprise engaged in exportation and importation of military and specific goods and services, for the export and import of military and special-purpose products and services. That is stated in Executive Order of the Government of the Russian Federation

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Zelensky sends top Ukrainian military officials to Donbas after death of 3 soldiers

  On Sunday, February 14, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed Defense Minister Andriy Taran and Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak to go to the Donbas to investigate the deaths of three soldiers near the village of Novoluhanske, reports the Ukrainian Presidential press service. It is noted that the deputy head of the Presidential Office Roman Mashovets is

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Ukroboronprom, UAE’s companies strike deals worth over US$1 bln

The Ukrainian president is paying an official visit to the UAE.Photo from president.gov.ua CEO of Ukraine’s state-run Ukroboronprom Concern Yuriy Husyev and representatives of the UAE-based Tawazun Economic Council and EDGE Group have signed agreements and contracts totaling more than US$1 billion to expand military-technical cooperation. The documents were signed during the official visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to

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