Russian Defense Ministry Confirms US Interception of Russian Bombers Near Alaska

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that two Russian Tu-95MS bombers were escorted by US F-22 fighters near Alaska. On Tuesday, the Fox...

'Collective East': Why Russia is Reinforcing Its Military Bases in Central...

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“We are alarmed by the growing presence in Afghanistan of Daesh militants whose number now exceeds 3,500. The terrorist group’s ongoing effort to establish an Islamic caliphate poses...

Naval Group of Russia’s Pacific Fleet Makes Port Call in Philippines’...

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(updated 11:26 20.04.2017) VLADIVOSTOK (Russia) (Sputnik) – A group of warships from Russia's Pacific Fleet on Thursday arrived at the port of Manila, where the ships' crew will conduct...

Obama's Sanctions Keep on Giving: Russian Agriculture Thrives Amid Restrictions

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The Russian government expects the 13.7 billion rubles in new assistance to help not only farmers, but the domestic agricultural machinery sector as well. In the first six...
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Military Hardware Movement in Far East Part of Drills – Senior...

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  MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The movement of military hardware in Russia's Far East is part of an approved plan of exercises for the combat training of Russia's Armed Forces, media claims that...

800,000 People Involved in Large-Scale Russian Emergencies Ministry Drills

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 800,000 people are involved in the second stage of the nation-wide command drills of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, a ministry spokesperson told Sputnik....

Gazprom-Wintershall Joint Venture Starts Oil Production in Danish North Sea

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(updated 15:24 19.04.2017) MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Wintershall Noordzee B.V., a joint-venture between Dutch Wintershall and Russian energy giant Gazprom has begun oil production using its...

Money Magnet: Foreign Investments in Crimea Steadily Increasing Since Mid-2016

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YALTA (Sputnik) — Foreign and Russian investments in the Crimean peninsula have been steadily growing since the middle of 2016, Andrei Melnikov, the republic's minister of economic development, said...

Russia May Impose Partial Embargo on Foreign Defense Production

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian government could introduce restrictions on the import of certain foreign defense products in order to support domestic manufacturers, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said...

Putin Approves 2025 Environmental Safety Strategy

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(updated 11:18 20.04.2017) MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a national environmental safety strategy until 2025, according to a decree published Thursday. "Approve the...

Russia Investigates Dry-Cargo Carrier Shipwreck as ‘Several’ Crew Rescued

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(updated 09:33 19.04.2017) MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A criminal case has been launched into the dry-cargo carrier "Geroi Arsenala" sinking in the Black Sea as several members of the...

Wintershall CEO to Take Part in St. Petersburg Economic Forum

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The CEO of German energy company Wintershall, Mario Mahren, plans to take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) to be held in Russia in June,...
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