Monthly Archives: March 2021

St. Petersburg’s Surrounding Region Faces Sputnik V Shortages – Reports

The Leningrad region of Russia which surrounds its second-largest city St. Petersburg is facing shortages of the country’s homemade Sputnik V vaccine, local media reported Monday. While Moscow has boasted of its global deliveries of Sputnik V, which has been approved in over 50 countries, concerns over Russia’s capacity to produce enough doses for its own population have persisted. Just

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Roman Abramovich has filed a lawsuit against the publisher of the book “Putin’s People”. Allegations that he bought Chelsea on orders from the Kremlin

Russian billionaire owner of London’s Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich has filed a lawsuit against HarperCollins in England over the 2020 Putin People book. According to the Financial Times, the lawsuit was also filed against the author of the book, the former Moscow correspondent of this publication, Catherine Belton. The lawsuit was filed because of false and defamatory statements made in

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UK Department of Defense recognizes Russia as the biggest threat to European security

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace presented a strategy for the modernization of the country’s armed forces ( .pdf ), where he also mentioned the threat from Russia. “Russia continues to pose the largest nuclear, military and hybrid threat to European security. The modernization of the Russian armed forces, the ability to integrate in all state activities and an increased passion for risk make

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Column of Russian tanks drives through streets of occupied Horlivka (VIDEO)

Eyewitnesses have shown the movement of a column of Russian tanks on the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on Saturday, March 20. This is reported on social networks. The video from occupied Horlivka shows six tanks. People in the comments write that “the equipment is moving along the Horlivska Division street in the direction of Yenakiieve or the chemical factory

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Majority of Ukrainians pessimistic about country’s direction – poll

   Some 69% of Ukrainians believe that events in the country are developing in the wrong direction, and only 16% believe that in the right direction, according to the data of a sociological poll conducted by the Ukrainian Institute for the Future (UIF), presented at Interfax-Ukraine on Monday. It is noted that the number of negative assessments of the Ukraine’s

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Ukraine boosts exports, imports of goods in Jan-Feb

Trade turnover in the first two months of 2021 stood at US$17.6 billion.Photo from UNIAN Ukraine’s State Customs Service says imports of goods in January-February 2021 grew by 4%, or US$387 million, to US$9.1 billion year-over-year (y-o-y), while the exports rose by 4.4%, or US$361 million, to US$8.5 billion. Trade turnover over the period under review stood at US$17.6 billion.

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VEB.RF has cut employees’ salaries by 20%

The state corporation VEB.RF has decided to cut employees’ salaries by 20%, Forbes magazine reports, citing the words of two sources who know about this from VEB employees. According to the newspaper, the state corporation also limited the amount of payments to members of the board – now they will be able to receive no more than 50 million rubles

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Kremlin acknowledges Russia could be disconnected from SWIFT

The Kremlin does not rule out the possibility that Russia may be disconnected from the international system of interbank payments SWIFT, said the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports. According to him, Russia is forced to consider “all possible threats” due to the situation in the world. “You can see that the sanctions aspirations of our

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Peskov said that the threat of disconnecting Russia from SWIFT cannot be ruled out

According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, the “sanctions aspirations” of the country’s opponents, in particular the United States, continuePress Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov© Mikhail Metzel / TASSRead TASS inYandex.NewsYandex ZenGoogle News MOSCOW, March 22. / TASS /. The situation in world politics obliges Russia to take into account all possible

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Ukraine’s marine infantry to be modernized with Practika’s Kozak-2M1 APC vehicles

22.03.2021 18: 10One marine infantry battalion has been fielded with these new vehicles to date. “Plans regarding the modernization of the Navy’s currently operational APC fleet with modern, domestically produced alternatives have been announced by Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa,” the Defense Express online media outlet informs. In addition to the adoption of the Navy’s common amphibious

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Putin’s a wolf in sheepskin clothing: Russian president dines al fresco during Siberian photoshoot with his defence minister… after issuing new ‘kill list’ of targets including six people living in Britain

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline and Jack Wright For Mailonline15:35 GMT 21 Mar 2021 , updated 07:52 GMT 22 Mar 2021 2.9k comments Vladimir Putin has released terrifying new ‘kill list’ of dissidents and opponents of his authoritarian rule Six critics living in Britain include businessman Bill Browder and former MI6 officer Christopher Steele  Russian President released ‘tough guy’ images of

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To a Historian, the Breakdown of U.S.-Russian Relations Looks Eerily Familiar

It took Mikhail Gorbachev to break this cycle of fear and distrust back then. Who or what will it take today? Moscow’s relations with Washington are at their lowest point since the height of the Cold War.  Dialogue has stalled, and neither side is seriously considering engagement, preferring instead to trade insults from afar.  With the U.S. intelligence community concluding

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European Commissioner for Internal Market said EU does not need Sputnik V vaccine

The European Union does not need the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. Herd immunity against coronavirus in the countries of the community can also be achieved with the help of vaccines produced in the EU, said European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton.  “Since Europe is the continent with the most vaccines ( four ) that are approved by medical regulators, we are the

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