Russia's Villages, and Their Way of Life, Are 'Melting Away' - The ... - New York Times

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Russia's Villages, and Their Way of Life, Are 'Melting Away' - The ...
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The church and cemetery in Baruta, a village in the Pskov region of northwestern Russia. “We have not had a wedding or a baptism for quite some time — we ...

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The Operation Barbarossa II File: But Who Will Prosecute? Preparing to Wage War on Russia - Center for Research on Globalization

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The Operation Barbarossa II File: But Who Will Prosecute? Preparing to Wage War on Russia
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In June, the BALTOPS 2017 NATO naval and air exercises were conducted in the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad and the approaches to St. Petersburg simultaneously with the Saber Strike military ground exercises in Latvia and Lithuania. .... against the use ...

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Russia, Finland leaders talk defence, environment and possible US sanctions - The Independent Barents Observer

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Russia, Finland leaders talk defence, environment and possible US sanctions
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Referring to Russia and China's joint naval exercises in the Baltic Sea which wrap up at the end of this week, Niinistö said such situations are a part of living in a world with military powers. Putin said Russia's cooperation with China was a ...
Putin: Finland's foreign policy contributing to stability in Northern EuropeHelsinki Times
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GGP: Moscow leverages Qatar crisis disinfo to bolster Nord Stream 2 - Natural Gas World

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GGP: Moscow leverages Qatar crisis disinfo to bolster Nord Stream 2
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Russian media uses the Qatar crisis to undermine Eastern European energy diversification and defend Gazprom's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

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Trump will sign Russia sanctions bill, White House says - Los Angeles Times

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Trump will sign Russia sanctions bill, White House says
Los Angeles Times
President Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia that passed Congress with overwhelming support, the White House said Friday. Moscow has already responded, ordering a .... Despite the $50-million cut, Pakistan received ...

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Tillerson: China, Russia bear 'special responsibility' for N. Korean threats - Stars and Stripes

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Tillerson: China, Russia bear 'special responsibility' for N. Korean threats
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The suspected Hwasong-14 missile — the second ICBM North Korea has tested successfully so far this month — was launched late Friday from Mupyong-ni in the country's far northwest and splashed down into the Sea of Japan about 620 miles east of the ...

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Russia Retaliates Against US Sanctions - Northwest Public Radio

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Russia Retaliates Against US Sanctions
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Tom Grove of The Wall Street Journal bureau in Moscow talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the state of relations between the U.S. and Russia after Moscow's announcement that it would order Washington to reduce its diplomatic staff. The move comes after ...
Kushner questioned by Senate investigators on RussiaNorthwest Herald
Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of warThe Northwest Florida Daily News
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Ukraine, Canada 'on the same page' on climate change, ambassador says - National Observer

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Ukraine, Canada 'on the same page' on climate change, ambassador says
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The sanctions would "almost surely" affect the Russia-Germany pipeline Nord Stream 2 which would carry Russian natural gas under the Baltic Sea, bypassing Ukraine, the newspaper wrote. There has long been an interest in Canada in replacing Russia as ...

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Russia protests Romanian ban on its deputy PM's flight - Xinhua

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Russia protests Romanian ban on its deputy PM's flight
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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin speaks during the 4th International Arctic Forum (IAF) in Arkhangelsk, northwest Russia, March 29, 2017. (Xinhua/IAF official website). MOSCOW, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry launched a ...

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In Europe, US sanctions bill creates worries about a controversial Russian pipeline - Los Angeles Times

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In Europe, US sanctions bill creates worries about a controversial Russian pipeline
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What is Nord Stream 2? The Nord Stream 2 pipeline project follows the first Nord Stream project, which was built in 2011 to pump gas from Russia's Baltic coast to Germany. The second phase would expand the supply of Russian gas exports to Europe.
Nord Stream 2 will divide the EU, but new US sanctions will do more harmEURACTIV
Economics first: 'US Congress clearly targets Nord Stream-2'RT
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Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk - Daily Signal

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Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk
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The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will run alongside the existing Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea in northern Europe, would directly connect Russia and Germany by bypassing several other European countries. This pipeline ...

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Businessman Paints Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin's Russia - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 20:37

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Businessman Paints Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin's Russia
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Browder made a fortune in Russia, in the process uncovering, he says, incredible amounts of fraud and corruption. When he tried to report it to authorities, the government kicked him out of the country and, he alleges, tortured and killed the lawyer he ...

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Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 17:01

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Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions
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MOSCOW – Russia's Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia on Friday and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Senate approved a new package of ...
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Klimenko, Lewis Win European Youth Olympic Festival - International GYMNAST Magazine Online

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:56

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Klimenko, Lewis Win European Youth Olympic Festival
International GYMNAST Magazine Online
Top qualifiers Ksenia Klimenko (Russia) and Jamie Lewis (Great Britain) cruised to the all-around titles as the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival continued Thursday in Győr, northwest Hungary. Pictured: Lewis flanked by runner-up Yuri Busse (Russia) ...

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Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:34

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Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps
Northwest Public Radio
Stung by the new threat of American sanctions, Russia's Foreign Ministry says the U.S. must downsize its diplomatic and technical staff in Moscow and other cities. The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two sites — a storage ...

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Russia Moves Against US Diplomats In Retaliation For Sanctions - Northwest Public Radio

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Russia Moves Against US Diplomats In Retaliation For Sanctions
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Russia is retaliating against the U.S. Congress for approving sanctions. The sanctions for interfering in last year's election, among other things, are on their way to President Trump's desk. Not waiting to see if the president signs them into law ...
Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staffNorthwest Herald
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Oklahoma senators vote to up sanctions on Russia, North Korea and ... - KOKH FOX25

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Oklahoma senators vote to up sanctions on Russia, North Korea and ...
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The United States is planning to levy harsher sanctions on three of its most notorious rivals. The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to increase ...

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This is When Construction of Russian 5th-Gen Nuclear Sub is Expected to Start - Sputnik International

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:16

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This is When Construction of Russian 5th-Gen Nuclear Sub is Expected to Start
Sputnik International
"The keel-laying is tentatively expected in 2023-2024," Bursuk said on a visit to the Sevmash shipyard in Northwest Russia's Arkhangelsk Region on Friday. According to numerous reports, the Zircon is actually a modified version of the BrahMos ...

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Amid Russia Scandals, Conservative Media Provides Air Cover For President Trump - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:04

Amid Russia Scandals, Conservative Media Provides Air Cover For President Trump
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In most conservative media, the Russia story is still fake news even as daily revelations continue to pile up about contacts between Russians and Donald Trump's inner circle. The tone taken by conservative outlets has had an impact on voters such as ...

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Stopping Nord Stream 2 - Kyiv Post

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Kyiv Post

Stopping Nord Stream 2
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Russian gas giant Gazprom's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alexei Miller (L) and Chief Executive of French multinational electric utility company Engie Isabelle Kocher (R) congratulate themselves during a signing ceremony for the Nord Stream 2 gas ...

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