Monthly Archives: May 2021

German Foreign Minister urged Russia to return to dialogue with the European Union

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Russia should abandon its confrontational course with the European Union and return to dialogue. He said this before the start of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU countries in Brussels on Monday, May 10, writes Deutsche Welle . Maas said recent sanctions against eight European officials, including European Parliament President David Sassoli and European

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Russia rejects possibility of paying Czech Republic compensation for Vrbetica explosions

Russia will not pay any compensation to the Czech Republic for alleged involvement in the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetice, Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, told TASS . “Any demands by the Czech Republic for compensation for the far-fetched involvement of the Russian special services in the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetice are absurd,” he said.

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Primorsky deputy, who accused the governor of attempted bribery, ended up in a psychiatric hospital

Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Primorsky Territory Andrei Ishchenko was hospitalized in the regional clinical psychiatric hospital in Vladivostok.  According to VL.ru, relatives sent the politician there. Information about Ishchenko’s hospitalization to Open Media was also confirmed by one of his colleagues in the Legislative Assembly. “Andrei Sergeevich, frankly speaking, has been out of his mind lately. These are his posts

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Russia Urges No ‘Escalation of Violence’ in Jerusalem

Russia on Saturday condemned attacks on civilians after violent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound and urged both sides to refrain from escalating violence.  More than 200 people were wounded when Israeli riot police clashed with Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound late Friday, capping a week of violence in the Holy City and

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Putin to Keep Self-Isolating Despite Vaccination – Reports

President Vladimir Putin will likely remain in self-isolation despite receiving both doses of one of Russia’s domestically made coronavirus vaccines, the Proekt investigative outlet reported Monday. Putin, 68, has lived in one of the most protected virus-free bubbles since the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic swept across Russia last spring. He has worked via videolink at his residence outside Moscow, which

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Russian hackers suspected of cyberattack on American Colonial Pipeline

The hacker group DarkSide is responsible for the cyberattack that paralyzed the operation of the pipeline of the American company Colonial Pipeline. This was reported by Associated Press. According to CNN, citing a former senior US administration cybersecurity official, the suspected hackers may have come from Russia. The cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline, which supplies fuel to 45% of the US East Coast population, occurred on

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Lukashenko, Putin discuss Ukraine’s aspirations for NATO membership

The two presidents agreed to meet.Putin (left) and Lukashenko (right) / Photo from the Russian President’s press service Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss, among other things, Ukraine’s aspirations for NATO membership. This was reported in a readout on the website of the President of the Republic of Belarus. In the

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Only one foreign leader joins Putin to watch Victory Day parade in Moscow (Video)

Overall, almost 12,000 personnel were engaged in the event.Rahmon (left) and Putin (right) / REUTERS Only one foreign leader, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, has joined Russian President Vladimir Putin to watch an annual military parade in Moscow’s Red Square on Victory Day. It was reported by Dozhd TV, or TV Rain, a Russian independent television channel. Speaking at the military parade,

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