First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol to Portugal (photo) - PortNews IAA

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PortNews IAA

First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol to Portugal (photo)
PortNews IAA
Port Management Company LLC is Russia's major coal port holding that exercises the powers of a single executive body of largest dedicated coal ports based in the Baltic Sea region (Rosterminalugol JSC, Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) and in the Far East ...

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Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:39

The Northwest Florida Daily News

Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case
The Northwest Florida Daily News
But he refused to discuss any private conversations he had with the president leading up to Comey's firing and would not say if he had discussed with the president an FBI investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our QuestionsNorthwest Public Radio

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Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China - Asia Times

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:46

Asia Times

Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China
Asia Times
The Independent Barents Observer is reporting that Russia and Finland are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China. Finland's Minister of Transport and ...

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Senators Grill Attorney General Sessions On Russia, Comey, 'Sanctuary Cities' - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:34

Northwest Public Radio

Senators Grill Attorney General Sessions On Russia, Comey, 'Sanctuary Cities'
Northwest Public Radio
Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his prior testimony about his contacts with Russia's ambassador during last year's presidential campaign during an at-times contentious appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Sessions ...
Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email caseThe Northwest Florida Daily News

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The Norwegian Arctic region that soon ceases to exist takes over Barents chair - The Independent Barents Observer (blog)

Northwest Russia - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:25

The Independent Barents Observer (blog)

The Norwegian Arctic region that soon ceases to exist takes over Barents chair
The Independent Barents Observer (blog)
It unites 14 member regions, as well as a representative of indigenous peoples, in the northernmost parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden and Northwest Russia. It was established in 1993 along with the inter-governmental Barents Euro-Arctic Council.

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North European and North Atlantic Defense: The Challenges Return ... - Second Line of Defense

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:01

North European and North Atlantic Defense: The Challenges Return ...
Second Line of Defense
This Special Report looks at innovations in the region and how these innovations might inform transformation of the forces of the liberal democracies in dealing.

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Russian Forces in Pacific Drill Bomb 'Enemy' Submarine - Newsweek

Northwest Russia - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:30

Newsweek

Russian Forces in Pacific Drill Bomb 'Enemy' Submarine
Newsweek
Russia's military is divided into four districts in the east, south, center and west, as well as a command for its Northern Fleet in the northwest. The split into four commands was introduced in 2010, with an update in 2014 to include a naval command ...

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Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:31

Northwest Public Radio

Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions
Northwest Public Radio
And then there's the matter of his contacts with Russians during last year's presidential campaign, where Sessions served as one of President Trump's most vocal advocates. Sessions didn't include those on his security clearance forms. An aide said he ...

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Vostochny Port completed major preparation of its facilities for winter operations (photo) - PortNews IAA

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Vostochny Port completed major preparation of its facilities for winter operations (photo)
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What is most important is that this approach allows for almost zero negative environmental impact”, says Evgeny Arekhta, Chief Engineer of JSC “Vostochny Port”. The water spraying ... Port Management Company LLC is Russia's major coal port holding that ...

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Another view: Facebook must be prepared for the next election - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:20

Another view: Facebook must be prepared for the next election
Northwest Herald
It's now clear that Russia engaged in a pervasive online campaign to sow discord in U.S. politics and help elect Trump. In part, it did so by using fake accounts and buying divisive advertising on social media – including some worth $100,000 so far ...

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China makes moves on the Arctic with milestone icebreaking mission - SOFREP (press release) (blog)

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:01

SOFREP (press release) (blog)

China makes moves on the Arctic with milestone icebreaking mission
SOFREP (press release) (blog)
Snow Dragon, China's lone icebreaker, became the first Chinese vessel to transit the major shipping routes through the Arctic, having previously completed the Transpolar Sea Route, the Northern Sea Route, and now the Northwest Passage. ... The U.N ...

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Med Crude-Urals weaker in Mediterranean, CPC Blend steady - Kitco News

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:04

Med Crude-Urals weaker in Mediterranean, CPC Blend steady
Kitco News
LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The differential for Russian Urals edged lower in the Mediterranean on Tuesday on the expectation of larger supplies from the Black Sea port Novorossiisk in November. The price of CPC Blend held steady at its lowest level ...

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Appreciating telegraph poles... as far apart as Russia, Iceland and Donegal - Belfast Newsletter

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:24

Belfast Newsletter

Appreciating telegraph poles... as far apart as Russia, Iceland and Donegal
Belfast Newsletter
This is a desolate plain of 100,000 square km bordering the northwest Caspian Sea which Mr Evans describes as “vast enough to break the spirit of invading Wehrmacht forces but with lines of poles enough to raise the spirit of die-hard telegraph pole ...

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Video Shows What Happens if DC Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons - Scout (blog)

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:18

Scout (blog)

Video Shows What Happens if DC Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons
Scout (blog)
Then there is Russia [5]. Moscow continues to press NATO [6] from the Baltics to the Black Sea and beyond, while its influence is on the rise in the Middle East with itsunending military involvement in Syria [7]. And the war in Ukraine continues to ...

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Russian companies will go on with their projects in Iraq despite difficulties — minister - TASS

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:50

Russian companies will go on with their projects in Iraq despite difficulties — minister
TASS
Russian oil major Lukoil is participating in the development of the West Qurna-2 oilfield in southern Iraq, 65 km northwest of the major port city of Basra. The current project's participants are the South Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil of Iraq (on ...

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Nord Stream completes five years of successful gas supply to Europe - Your Industry News (press release)

Nord Stream - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:19

Your Industry News (press release)

Nord Stream completes five years of successful gas supply to Europe
Your Industry News (press release)
Between 8 October 2012 and 7 October 2017, the Nord Stream Pipeline transported a total volume of 182.1 bcm of natural gas. Since the start of operations, the system successfully increased the delivered volumes of gas, and the percentage of utilized ...

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Turkey announces start of Syria mission planned with Russia and Iran - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:45

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Turkey announces start of Syria mission planned with Russia and Iran
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The mission is being conducted in line with rules of engagement agreed with Russia and Iran, it said without elaborating. The effort to establish a combat-free zone in Syria's northwest province of Idlib, which is largely controlled by former al-Qaida ...
Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout | News | Al JazeeraAljazeera.com
What Is Turkey Up to in Syria?Voice of America

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Danish Deterrent Won't Kill Off Nord Stream 2 Economic Benefits - Sputnik International

Nord Stream - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:52

Sputnik International

Danish Deterrent Won't Kill Off Nord Stream 2 Economic Benefits
Sputnik International
"Nord Stream 2 has applied for permission based on current legislation and on the directives given by the Danish authorities. Five major European energy companies have already committed themselves to investments of €4.5 billion, Minna Sundelin said, ...

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Editorial: Counting Putin's Victims - The Weekly Standard

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:18

The Weekly Standard

Editorial: Counting Putin's Victims
The Weekly Standard
In 1996 Dmitriev, exploring a forest in Karelia, in northwest Russia, discovered a series of mass graves. Thousands of dead, the backs of their skulls perforated by single bullets. It was, as Dmitriev went on to discover, the final resting place of ...

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Counting Putin's Victims | The Weekly Standard - The Weekly Standard

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:18

Counting Putin's Victims | The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard
The Soviet Union took an intensely discriminatory attitude to its history. What the regime wanted remembered, it magnified beyond all recognition; what it wanted ...

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