Finland Takes Over Arctic Council Chair, With All Eyes on Russia

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"There will be no Cold War in the Arctic," Pekka Pokela told an event at the Finnish Ambassador to London's residence which marked Helsinki's assumption of the role...

Russian Black Sea Fleet Doubled Maritime Operation Time in 2016

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s Black Sea Fleet warships stayed at sea nearly twice as long in 2016 as in the year before, Vitko, said in an interview. "In 2016, Black...

Full Steam Ahead: Western Economists Admit Russian Economy Back on Track

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According to the EBRD report, Russia is slowly but surely recovering from the recession it has faced over the last two years, with positive growth forecast for 2017 following an estimated...

FSB Detains Another St. Petersburg Metro Attack Suspect in Moscow

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A native of Central Asia was detained in Moscow on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in the April 3 terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg metro, the Russian Federal...

Over 300 Terrorist Crimes Prevented in N.Caucasus in 2012-2016

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over 300 crimes of a terrorist nature were prevented in the North Caucasus by Russian special services and law enforcement agencies in 2012-2016, Russian Security Council...

Crimean Simferopol Hosts Victory Day Military Parade for the First Time

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SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — The parade, involving some 1,000 troops and 38 units of military equipment, began at 10 a.m. local time (07:00 GMT) with the performance of the Russian...

'Immortal Regiment' March in Moscow During Victory Day Celebrations (VIDEO)

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'We Were Fighting to the Bitter End': Marshal Zhukov Recalls Battle...

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The interview Marshal Zhukov gave to the writer and poet Konstantin Simonov, was supposed to become part of a film dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Battle...

Russia's Sberbank Q1 Net Profit Climbs by 45.5% to $3.5 Bln

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's largest lender Sberbank gained a net profit of over 207 billion rubles ($3.5 billion) in the first quarter, according to its reporting published Wednesday....

Kremlin on 'Immortal Regiment' March: It's Popular Enough for Invitations

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Russian Interior Ministry, more than 850,000 people joined the commemorative march in Moscow on Tuesday, which has become an absolute record for the event....

Special Legal Status Zone to Safeguard Russia's Nuclear Plants From Terrorism

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A safe zone with special legal status will be established at all of Russia's nuclear power plants to safeguard them from terrorism, according to a Russian Cabinet decree...

Kremlin Explains Why Russian Jets Didn't Participate in Moscow Victory Parade

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Aerial displays were not part of the Victory Day parade in Moscow earlier on May 9. The Russian Defense Ministry said the air show over the Red Square...
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