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Russia, US to Coordinate New Steps to End Syria Conflict

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
MOSCOW—Russia and the U.S. agreed to coordinate new steps toward resolution of the conflict in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said Monday. In a phone conversation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ...
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Satire Is Thriving in Russia, While Many Russians Aren't

Newsweek - ‎4 hours ago‎
05_13_RussiaSatire_01 A puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, whispers to a puppet of former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov, June 29, 2000 on the set of satirical television show Kukly.
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US Navy chief asks Russia to stop buzzing his ships

CBS News - ‎59 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said Monday.
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U.S. once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria - ‎22 hours ago‎
U.S. and other officials described that initiative, brokered mainly by Russia and the United States as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, as a “reinforcement” of the February truce, now largely in tatters, that they hope to extend from ...
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China and Russia to Hold First Computer-Enabled Missile Defense Exercise in May

The Diplomat - ‎5 hours ago‎
China and Russia will hold their first computer-assisted missile defense drill in May, according to the press office of the Russian Ministry of Defense. “The Russian and Chinese defense ministers decided to hold the first Air and Space Security 2016 ...

For Tourists, With Love: Russia's New Travel Experience Includes MiGs And AK-47

NDTV - ‎10 hours ago‎
Firing Kalashnikovs, flying gunships, stomping about in tanks and sweating it out in army fatigues, that's Russia's cutting edge arsenal of ideas for attracting tourists. Amid the annexation of Crimea and the conflict with Ukraine, "military tourism ...

Russia spends millions on 'cloud seeding' technology to ensure it doesn't rain on May Day public holiday

The Independent - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Russian government spent over a million dollars to stop it raining on a public holiday. The Kremlin spent nearly 86 million rubles ($1.3 million) on making sure that it didn't rain during the 1 May celebrations, according to official news agency TASS.
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NATO's Dangerous Game: Bear-Baiting Russia

Foreign Policy In Focus - ‎9 hours ago‎
Is Russia really a military threat to the United States and its neighbors? Is it seriously trying to “revenge” itself for the 1989 collapse of the Soviet Union?

NATO's Breedlove Calls for Sharper Focus on Russia Ahead of Departure

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 1, 2016‎
MONS, Belgium—The U.S. has too few intelligence assets focused on the threat from Russia and should concentrate its technical capabilities on Moscow's growing military might, NATO's departing supreme allied commander said.
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Russia is increasing its military presence in Luhansk region - Ukraine's officials

Ukraine Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
Russia is increasing its military presence in Donbas, precisely in the militant-held Luhansk region, reports the Intelligence Chief Directorate at Ukraine's Defence Ministry.
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Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Russia hopes crash as favourite falls in rehearsals

Metro - ‎1 hour ago‎
After strong rehearsals from Armenia, Greece and Netherlands today, all eyes turned to the hot favourites, but Russia's Eurovision bid hit the buffers. Sergey's fall on stage was mirrored in betting markets, with France now joint favourites to win next ...
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Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed their next mission to Mars from 2018 to 2020. It is a decision that has been well telegraphed in recent months, with both officials and industry chiefs expressing their doubts that all ...

Europe|Putin Took Credit for the Boom. Now There's a Bust.

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
PIKALEVO, Russia - The factory meeting room where the Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin browbeat one of Russia's richest tycoons in front of cameras from state television has become a shrine, hallowed ground where Mr. Putin showed a path out of ...

Russia Detains Central Asians For Murder Of Top Police Officer, Relatives

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎11 hours ago‎
Russian federal investigators say they have detained three men from Central Asia in connection with the murder of a high-ranking police officer and five of his family members.
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Formula 1 - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The Russian was given a 10s stop-go penalty and three penalty points, but Vettel was done. Ferrari's scant consolation came with Raikkonen's subdued third - Ferrari's 700th podium - in a race at which the Scuderia had expected to match Mercedes.
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Saudi Russia Fight For China Market Make Oil Price A Sham

Forbes - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Russia seems to have discovered China about a year or two ago. It's building new pipelines. It's signing deals between state owned enterprises.
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Holy Fire: Millions of Russian Christians Embrace Ritual - ‎9 hours ago‎
But there is no denying the immense impact the ceremony has on Russian believers. Experts say it highlights both the country's return of faith after the fall of Communism and the tendency of its born-again believers to value rituals and miracles over ...
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Russia challenges US after Baltic jet face-off

BBC News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Russia says it was right to confront a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea on Friday. The Pentagon said a Russian jet fighter acted in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner", and performed a barrel roll over its plane. Russia said that ...

First NATO-Russia Meeting In Over 2 Years Goes Horribly

Daily Caller - ‎1 hour ago‎
The first meeting between NATO and Russia in nearly two years ended in representatives trading accusations, creating more tension than existed before.
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Nico Rosberg Is Victorious in Russia

New York Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Rosberg has won all four of this season's races and has a 43-point lead on Hamilton in the title race. A version of this brief appears in print on May 2, 2016, on page D6 of the New York edition with the headline: Rosberg Victorious in Russia. Order ...