Category Archives: Russia

Putin: ‘It’s OK, We Like Elton John’

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Author: Newscom - Video

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President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia does not discriminate against gays and that millions of Russians love pop icon Sir Elton John "despite his orientation", as he sought to defuse calls from gay rights activists to boycott the Winter Olympics. In an interview with foreign journalists less than three...

Snowden Accepts Whistleblower Award

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Author: PressTV

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National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his asylum in Russia, accepted an award on Wednesday from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials expressing support for his decision to divulge secrets about the NSA’s electronic surveillance of Americans and people around the globe. The award, named in honor of...

Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Author: Felicity Morse

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Despite Russia’s role as the main supplier of weapons to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, an advocacy group has put the president’s name forward because the former KGB agent “actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.” The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World...

Russia Grants Snowden 1-Year Asylum

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Author: Andrew E. Kramer

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After a month holed up in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor wanted by the United States for leaking details of surveillance programs, has received temporary refugee status in Russia and left the airport, his lawyer said Thursday. The movement from the...

At Chernobyl, Radioactive Danger Lurks in the Trees

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Author: Jane Braxton Little

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Most days Nikolay Ossienko patrols the forests surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, clearing brush and dead trees from the grid of fuel breaks that crisscross the 1,000-square-mile area. But on hot July afternoons, when black thunderheads loom on the horizon, he climbs a rusty ladder 75 feet up a rickety fire...

Rothschild Zionist Cameron Threatens Putin

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Author: Andrew Grice / Video

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David Cameron on Monday evening made a final attempt to bounce Russia into supporting a future for Syria without President Bashar al-Assad. The Prime Minister lined up the support of the six other members of the G8 nations for a five-point plan to underpin a second round of  peace talks...

Putin Again Warns Netanyahu – Hands off Syria

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Author: DEBKAfile

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent three hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, May, 14. He came for a last-ditch attempt to head off the supply of advanced Russian anti-air S-300 missile systems to Syria. Instead, the Russian leader...

Russia Launches Animals Into Space on One-Month Journey

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Author: Miriam Kramer

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An intrepid critter crew of geckos, mice and gerbils and other animals launched into orbit Friday (April 19) to begin a month-long Russian experiment to study how space travel affects living creatures. The space mission, scientists assure, will return the animals to Earth alive. The new animal astronauts launched into orbit at...

Meltdown of Russia’s Offshore Banking Haven in Cyprus

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Author: Pavel Felgenhauer

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The Cypriot financial meltdown has rocked Moscow. Russia provided Cyprus in 2011 with a 2.5 billion-euro ($3.2 billion) low interest loan and believed the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should join in the bailout of a euro-zone member nation. Until now, the Russian authorities apparently did not...

Mystery Death of Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky

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Author: David Randall

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Boris Berezovsky, the Russian tycoon and former Kremlin insider who became one of President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, died at his Berkshire home yesterday. Initial reports said he died in his bath, and several sources claimed he had been depressed. Other accounts said he had recently suffered heart attacks. Thames...