Tag Archives: Russia

Turkey Approves Sending Troops To Joint Russian Monitoring Center In Azerbaijan

A large billboard featuring images of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Ankara (file photo)

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China, Russia Among Rights Abusers Elected To UN Human Rights Council

October 14, 2020 00:07 GMT – By RFE/RL China and Russia were among 15 countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council on October 13, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States over their abysmal human rights records. The 193-member UN General Assembly also elected Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, France, and Britain to the 47-member

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Former Athletics Chief Guilty of Russian Doping Corruption

16 September – The Moscow Times The former head of athletics’ world governing body, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended. Diack, an 87-year-old Senegalese who led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed

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U.S. adds Russian chemical research facilities to sanctions list

22:20, 26 August 2020 – UNIAN The entities are involved in Russia’s chemical and biowarfare programs, U.S. officials note. A number of Russian entities – scientific and research  facilities – “have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” That’s according to a report released on

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Russia’s attempts to bring separatist movements to international platforms threaten EU – think tank

21:50, 27 January 2020 The experts explain far-reaching, and troubling, intentions behind the efforts. Russia is trying to set a precedent of allowing access of representatives of unrecognized states to various international platforms. If the plan succeeds, separatist movements around the world, especially in Europe, will be given a free hand to lay claim to participation in any international platform,

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Winter War: The 1939 Soviet Invasion Of Finland In Crystal-Clear Photos

NOVEMBER 23, 2019 02:01 GMT An archive of thousands of images of the Soviet Union’s 1939 invasion of Finland have been scanned and digitized, revealing the harrowing human details of the David vs. Goliath struggle. – By Amos Chapple On November 30, 1939, nearly half a million Soviet troops stormed into Finland, beginning what would become known as the Winter War.

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Germany believes Russia has not yet done enough for the EU to lift sanctions

09:28, 1 October 2019000 Although Berlin estimates the recent exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine and the decrease of tension in the area of ​​Stanytsia Luhanska as “two positive, encouraging signals.” The German government believes that Russia has not yet made enough efforts to achieve peace in eastern Ukraine so that the EU can lift sanctions against Moscow. This was stated

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U.S., European Countries Call On Russia To Withdraw From Georgian Territory

August 09, 2019 03:05 GMT  –  The United States and five European countries have marked the 11th anniversary of the five-day war between Russia and Georgia and urged Moscow to withdraw its military forces to the positions held before hostilities broke out. In a joint statement issued on August 8, the UN ambassadors of the United States, Belgium, Estonia, France,

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SBU detains Russian national preparing act of sabotage at Army airfield (Photos)

23:50, 08 August 2019    – The Cherkasy resident has been making improvised explosive devices. The Security Service of Ukraine’s counterintelligence team detained a Russian national who had been preparing an act of sabotage at an Army airfield in Cherkasy. The operatives have documented that a Russian man who lived in Cherkasy region had been making explosives and improvised explosive devices,

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