Putin enjoys 'great' dip in icy water of Lake Seliger in northwest Russia - MarketWatch

Northwest Russia - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:57

Putin enjoys 'great' dip in icy water of Lake Seliger in northwest Russia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin immerses himself in the water of Lake Seliger during an Orthodox Epiphany celebration in the Tver region of Russia. By. MarketWatch. So, Russian President Vladimir Putin, how does it feel to plunge shirtless into an ...

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The US is preparing a mine under the “Nord stream-2” - www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)

Nord Stream - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:48

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The US is preparing a mine under the “Nord stream-2”
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French energy Corporation Engie intends to support the project “Nord stream-2,” regardless of U.S. sanctions. This statement was made Chairman of the Board of Directors of gérard Mestrallet on the sidelines of the Gaidar economic forum in Moscow ...

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McHenry County Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Harmon of Crystal Lake - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:13

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McHenry County Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Harmon of Crystal Lake
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In 'Shining Through,' U.S. Figure Skating Champion Tabitha Turner is facing the biggest season of her career – her final chance to win gold at the Winter Games. Her family has sacrificed everything for her skating, but the pressure is taking its toll ...

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Pentagon: China and Russia more threatening to US than terrorism - Axios

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:04

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Pentagon: China and Russia more threatening to US than terrorism
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The Pentagon's newly released National Defense Strategy says China and Russia pose more of a threat to the U.S. than terrorism because they jeopardize U.S. military prowess on a global scale, per AP. Countering China and Russia are now the military's ...

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Pentagon: China and Russia more threatening to US than terrorism - Axios

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:04

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Pentagon: China and Russia more threatening to US than terrorism
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The Pentagon's newly released National Defense Strategy says China and Russia pose more of a threat to the U.S. than terrorism because they jeopardize U.S. military prowess on a global scale, per AP. Countering China and Russia are now the military's ...

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This Is How the US Almost Bought Russian Natural Gas - Fortune

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:16

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This Is How the US Almost Bought Russian Natural Gas
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French energy giant Engie SA bought the cargo to meet high gas demand during freezing weather in the northeast U.S. Although not completely unheard of (Norway has previously sent LNG to the U.S.), this would have been the first time that the country ...

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Why the US Is Buying Natural Gas From Russia - Bloomberg

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:43

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Why the US Is Buying Natural Gas From Russia
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French energy giant Engie SA bought the cargo to meet high gas demand during freezing weather in the northeast U.S. Although it's not completely unheard of for the U.S. to receive gas from Europe (Norway has previously sent LNG to the U.S.), this would ...

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How the US Almost Bought Russian Natural Gas: QuickTake Q&A - Washington Post

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:20

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How the US Almost Bought Russian Natural Gas: QuickTake Q&A
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French energy giant Engie SA bought the cargo to meet high gas demand during freezing weather in the northeast U.S. Although not completely unheard of (Norway has previously sent LNG to the U.S.), this would have been the first time that the country ...

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AP PHOTOS: Horses leap through fire in old Spanish festival - WPXI Pittsburgh

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:03

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AP PHOTOS: Horses leap through fire in old Spanish festival
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The celebrations also include plenty of music and wine and attract crowds to this town about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Madrid. The village is home to around 600 mostly elderly people, though many former residents who left to find work come ...

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Fake: Kyiv Residents Want Russian Social Media Platforms Back

StopFake.org - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:25

Russian Defense Ministry television channel  Zvezda published a story claiming that the majority of Kyiv residents are against banning Russian social media sites and Russian films. Citing a poll carried out for the Ukrainian Obozrevatel internet newspaper, Zvezda claims the majority of Kyiv residents want the Russian social media network VKontakte back. The poll however was not about Russian social networks or Russian films, but rather about Kyiv residents’ attitudes to Ukrainian sanctions against Russia.

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Since the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 and the Russian sponsored war in eastern Ukraine, there has been relatively broad popular resistance to Russian sites and servers. In May 2016, citing national security interests, President Petro Poroshenko banned Russia’s VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks, the Mail.ru email service and the search engine company Yandex.

Obozrevatel’s original story states that a small majority of Kyiv residents do not support Ukraine’s sanctions against Russia, there is no mention of support for any particular social media site. The poll was conducted by a group called Ukrainian Democratic Circle, who have done previous polls for Obozrevatel. This particular group however is not certified by the Ukrainian Sociological Association, who omitted it from their 2014 list of trusted sources.

Obozrevatel also has a poll of their own about the ban of Russian social media and search engines, the response is a resounding support for the ban.

A recent December 2017 rating of Ukraine’s top 25 internet sites did not include any Russian social media sites, mail services or search engine companies.

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Nord Stream reaches average utilisation of 93pct in 2017 - SteelGuru

Nord Stream - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:20

Nord Stream reaches average utilisation of 93pct in 2017
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In 2017, the Nord Stream Pipeline delivered 51 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to consumers in the European Union. This means the pipeline system operated at 93 per cent of its annual design capacity of 55 bcm. This is the highest utilization ...

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EU need not fear new Russian gas pipeline - EURACTIV

Nord Stream - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:18

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EU need not fear new Russian gas pipeline
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Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 pipeline project has fuelled fresh debate about the European Union's dependence on gas from Russia. Critics say that although Western Europe would benefit from cheaper gas, the new pipeline would give Moscow more power over ...

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Shirtless Vladimir Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake for the Epiphany - ABC News

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:15

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Shirtless Vladimir Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake for the Epiphany
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Despite Russia being in the news, DC Russian restaurant says business booming - FOX 5 DC

Northwest Russia - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 03:37

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Despite Russia being in the news, DC Russian restaurant says business booming
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"I would love them to know that we are good people, kind people, that we have huge hospitality,” said Misiuchenka. “I'm trying to treat every guest like they are part of family. And we cook good." Mari Vanna isn't the only Russian restaurant in town ...

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NATO Eyes New Atlantic Command to Strengthen European ... - SEAPOWER Magazine Online

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WASHINGTON — With the aggressive re-emergence of the Russian Navy and a growing Chinese naval presence, the European maritime environment “is becoming the place where things will be tested as never before,” NATO's top naval commander warned. While the ...

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Halfwave adapts ART for Nord Stream, Ichthys pipeline inspections - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Nord Stream - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:02

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Halfwave adapts ART for Nord Stream, Ichthys pipeline inspections
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ØVRE ERVIK, Norway – The Nord Stream AG consortium has contracted Halfwave to design and build 48-in. acoustic resonance technology (ART) scan in-line tools to inspect the Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea. Each of the twin pipelines ...

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Official vote of confidence for Russia's floating nuclear plant fails to reassure - Bellona

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Official vote of confidence for Russia's floating nuclear plant fails to reassure
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The Akademik Lomonosov puts in for further construction at the Baltic Shipyard. (Photo: Baltiisky Zavod). Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, has received its approval for operation from the country's State Expert ...

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52 Uzbek migrant workers die after their moving bus bursts into flames - ABC News

Northwest Russia - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:30

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52 Uzbek migrant workers die after their moving bus bursts into flames
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The bus was traveling from the tiny town of Zibek in Kazakhstan's southern Saragaiski region to Kazan, Russia, an 1,800-mile route often used by migrant workers heading for jobs on construction sites in Russia. PHOTO: A burned out bus in the Aktobe ...

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NDI Poll: 30% of Respondents Believe Russian Propaganda Exists in Georgia

StopFake.org - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:59

By Tabula

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) released the results of their most recent public opinion survey in Georgia regarding major issues surrounding the country, its foreign policies, efficiency of the government’s work, and political propaganda.

The fieldwork for the survey was carried out from November 29th to December 19th, 2017 throughout the regions of Georgia, excluding the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. 2,298 face-to-face interviews were conducted based on a sampling selection. The NDI survey was conducted by CRRC-Georgia. The average margin of error is +/- 1.9%.

According to the NDI survey, 30% of respondents believe that political propaganda is common in Georgia. 53% disagreed and 17% did not answer the question.

To the question about Russian/US/EU propaganda, the results were:

29% believe that propaganda promoting the European Union exists in the country, 45% disagreed with this opinion, and 26% did not answer the question.

28% believe that there is propaganda coming from the United States. 44% did not agree with the opinion and 28% did not answer the question.

Respondents were given the definition of propaganda as “an attempt to spread information especially of a biased or misleading nature, to promote a positive image of a specific country, justify its actions and create a negative image of the opposing countries.”

Out of the 30% who believe that Russian propaganda exists in Georgia, 53% say it is spread through Georgian TV channels, and 32% believes Russian propaganda is promoted by political parties. 28% name the Internet and social media as a weapon for spreading Russian propaganda, 12% blame society, and 11% think foreign TV channels spread the misleading and biased information.

Out of the 29% of interviewed respondents who believe that there is a propaganda from the European Union, 66% thinks it is spread via Georgian TV channels, 31% thinks propaganda reaches society through the Internet and social media. 23% of respondents believe political parties bring propaganda to the public, 11% blame society, and 8% claims foreign TV Channels are responsible for spreading propaganda.

Out of the 28% who believe that US propaganda is heavily present in Georgia, 66% say that it is spread through Georgian TV channels, 32% believe information comes from the Internet and social media, 26% from political parties, 10% from society, and 9% think propaganda is spread through foreign TV channels.

By Tabula

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