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Elite under attack: US announces sanctions against Putin’s “friends”

Report on Kremlin-approached Russian oligarchs should be submitted to the US Congress until January 29, 2018. The US authorities are planning to announce in the near future new restrictive measures against the "Russian oligarchs" within the framework of the law "On Countering America's Opponents through...

Terrorist attacks in Russian bases in Syria: Who supplied the drones?

The drones that attacked Russian air bases on Syrian territory are very similar to those that equip the US military and were previously discovered among Kurdish militias, said Turkish military experts in an interview with Sputnik. Hmeimim airbase and the Tartous logistics base have been...

US military aircraft conducted reconnaissance at the borders of Russia on the Black Sea

US Navy patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon on Monday made a multi-hour reconnaissance flight off the coast of the Crimea and the Krasnodar Territory, according to Western aviation resources. According to their information, the naval intelligence officer with the onboard number 168432 and the call sign...

Russian strategic missile carriers carried out a flight over the Barents and North Sea

Two strategic missile carriers Tu-160 completed a multi-hour planned flight over neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian and Northern Seas waters, the Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax on Monday. "The crews of the MiG-31 fighters carried out the aviation support for long-range aircraft, the flight...

Moscow is concerned about Trump’s recent ultimatum over Iran’s nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his concern over US President Donald Trump's ultimatum to toughen the Iranian nuclear deal, saying the search for a new settlement was "dangerous". "Trump's recent comments do not inspire optimism and do not promote stability," Lavrov told a news...

In Russia, for the first time, a power plant was bought for mining crypto-currency

By 2025, energy consumption of mining farms will exceed electricity consumption by electric vehicles. For the first time in Russia, a private investor purchased a power plant for the work of a computer center, where crypto-currencies will crash, Kommersant reports . "T Plus" Viktor Vekselberg F...

Belgian and British fighters escorting Russian bombers over the North Sea

A Belgian military source said two Belgian F-16 fighter jets accompanied two Russian bombers on Monday morning over the waters of the North Sea. This was reported by Sputnik. "The two Belgian planes were probably close to the Tupolev Tu-160 launchers," the Belgian daily Le...

CIA attributed the cyber attack to Ukraine in 2017 to Russian military hackers

The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States believes that cyber attacks against Ukraine in 2017 were committed by Russian military hackers in order to undermine the financial system of the Ukrainian state against the backdrop of the ongoing war in the Donbass, writes...

Lavrov accused the US of trying to force Europe to abandon the “Nord Stream-2”

Washington is hampering the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project and forcing Europeans to abandon this project, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "This is a counteraction in the energy sector to the North Stream 2. Calling it" politicized ", leading to a...

British fighters flew to the “interception” of Russian bombers

Two British fighters of constant readiness forces Typhoon on Monday were alerted to the air from the Lossiemouth airbase in Scotland to "intercept" Russian strategic bombers approaching the territory of Great Britain, according to Western aviation resources. According to their information, to the east of...

Moscow to prioritize efforts to preserve Iran nuclear deal in 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to change the Iran nuclear deal. This was reported by Reuters. Lavrov warned that changes to the Iran nuclear deal would be unacceptable for Tehran and the agreement's collapse could...

Consequences of a military solution to the DPRK will be catastrophic: Russia FM

The consequences of a military solution to the DPRK problem will be catastrophic, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. He added that the Russian Federation and China are urging to stop any confrontational actions on the part of the DPRK, as well as...

In Russia they are preparing to legalize the trade in bitcoins

Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev told reporters that bitcoin trade on authorized exchanges should be legalized. This was reported on Thursday by RNS. The bill on the legalization of trade is already in development. It is promised to be submitted in March 2018. The point is...

Russia to response to the creation of “border security forces” by US coalition in Syria

Vladimir Shamanov, head of the RF State Defense Committee on Defense, said that Moscow and its partners intend to take action because of the creation of a coalition led by the US, the "border security forces" in Syria. According to him, the behavior of the...

Pentagon is producing new types of nuclear weapons to keep up with Russia

The United States is not only working to modernize its nuclear arsenal, but is also looking to diversify it, an official document leaked to the Pentagon says. "The Pentagon is producing new types of nuclear weapons to keep pace with Russia, China and other Washington...

US elections were interfered by American special services not Russia: Ex-CIA analyst

American intelligence agencies, including the FBI, and not the Russian authorities, intervened in the elections in the US in 2016. This was stated by the former CIA analyst, and now human rights activist Raymond McGovern in an article posted by the network resource Consortiumnews.com. So...

Trump will make a ‘big mistake’ if he withdraws from the nuclear deal: Moscow

Russia said on Saturday that the United States would make a "big mistake" by withdrawing from Iran's nuclear deal, adding that Moscow would work hard to maintain the historic agreement. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov criticized US President Donald Trump's comments on Friday that his...

VIDEO: Russian S-400 ground-to-air systems division arrives in Crimea

The Russian military filmed the deployment of a second division of Russian S-400 ground-to-air missile systems on the Russian-Ukrainian border in Crimea. A video of the arrival of the 2nd Russian S-400 Triumph missile system division in Sevastopol, Crimea , was published on the internet...

Russian military in Syria called to stop fighting in East Ghouta

The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria called on the conflicting parties in East Gut to cease hostilities, use all types of weapons and return armed units to positions within the zone of de-escalation, the Center said on Saturday. The Russian military...

Russia will reconsider military planning if Sweden joins NATO

If Sweden joins NATO, Russia will have to radically change its military planning, said Russian Ambassador to Stockholm Viktor Tatarintsev. As the diplomat noted, if Sweden wants to join NATO, it will be a sovereign decision of the Swedish people. Of course, Russia "would not...

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