Russian Environment NGOs: An Endangered Species - Human Rights Watch

Northwest Russia - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:23

Human Rights Watch

Russian Environment NGOs: An Endangered Species
Human Rights Watch
In March 2015, the authorities branded as a “foreign agent” Bellona-St. Petersburg's sister organization in Murmansk, Bellona-Murmansk, following the publication of its report on industrial pollution in northwest Russia. In October 2015, after months ...

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Russian lawmaker says Moscow may lift adoption ban - USA TODAY

Northwest Russia - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:00

USA TODAY

Russian lawmaker says Moscow may lift adoption ban
USA TODAY
The adoption ban, known as the Dima Yakovlev law, was named after a child from northwest Russia's Pskov region who died of heat stroke in Virginia in 2008, four months after being adopted by a U.S. couple, when his adoptive father left him in a parked ...

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New production capacities at Bovanenkovskoye field and Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline enter operation - EIN News (press release)

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New production capacities at Bovanenkovskoye field and Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline enter operation
EIN News (press release)
Faced with a challenging Artic environment, the Company set up a brand new and powerful industrial complex with a transport infrastructure and a full-fledged utility system. Yamal's largest field, Bovanenkovskoye, has two ... of gas flows for both ...

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Russia ready for dialog with US on Dima Yakovlev Law — top lawmaker - TASS

Northwest Russia - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:21

Russia ready for dialog with US on Dima Yakovlev Law — top lawmaker
TASS
Russia's lawmakers passed the so-called Dima Yakovlev Law that took effect in January 2013 banning US citizens from adopting children in Russia. The legislation is named after a child from northwest Russia's Pskov region who died of heat stroke four ...

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World's most modern gas pipeline put in operation in northwest ... - Construction.RU

Northwest Russia - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:06

Construction.RU

World's most modern gas pipeline put in operation in northwest ...
Construction.RU
On the 18th of January, by the authority of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, a main gas pipeline running from Bovanenkovo to Ukhta-2 was put in operation ...

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Dramatic CCTV footage shows moment speeding truck crashes into ... - RT

Northwest Russia - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:01

RT

Dramatic CCTV footage shows moment speeding truck crashes into ...
RT
Five people have been killed after a truck sped into a row of houses in China's northwest Haiyuan county on Tuesday.

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Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 06:16

Northwest Herald

Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump
Northwest Herald
The statements by Putin and Lavrov reflected the Kremlin's deep anger at President Barack Obama's administration in a culmination of tensions that have built up over the crisis in Ukraine, the war in Syria and allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S ...
Putin Accuses Obama Administration Of Trying To Undermine Trump's LegitimacyNorthwest Public Radio
Crosstalk: Buzz about reporting of Trump dossierDalles Chronicle

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US presence pivotal in Asia-Pacific rebalance of forces ... - Communities Digital News

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Communities Digital News

US presence pivotal in Asia-Pacific rebalance of forces ...
Communities Digital News
We live in a time when our enemies are keeping pace with the US to modernize and expand their forces, uncomfortably able to threaten US military dominance ...

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Ancestry Launches Digital Content Series 'It's A Small World' - B&T - B&T

Northwest Russia - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 01:58

B&T

Ancestry Launches Digital Content Series 'It's A Small World' - B&T
B&T
Ancestry is excited to announce the launch of It's a Small World, the brand's locally-produced content series, which will be available via digital and social ...

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What Trump Is Throwing Out the Window - The New York Review of Books

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The New York Review of Books

What Trump Is Throwing Out the Window
The New York Review of Books
The global financial crash of 2008 at America's hands, the rise of ISIS , the transformation of Russia under President Vladimir Putin into a dangerous and committed adversary marked by its 2014 annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine ...

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Putin Accuses Obama Administration Of Trying To Undermine Trump's Legitimacy - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:43

Northwest Public Radio

Putin Accuses Obama Administration Of Trying To Undermine Trump's Legitimacy
Northwest Public Radio
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the Obama administration is attempting to "undermine the legitimacy" of President-elect Donald Trump. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russian government, at the direction of Putin, ...
Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine TrumpNorthwest Herald

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Russia to appeal ECHR decision on illegitimacy of Dima Yakovlev law - TASS

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:49

Russia to appeal ECHR decision on illegitimacy of Dima Yakovlev law
TASS
The legislation is named after a child from northwest Russia's Pskov region who died of heat stroke four months after being adopted by a US couple when his adoptive father left him in a parked car for nine hours. The Dima Yakovlev law is considered to ...

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Eco-group Bellona continues to work in Russia, despite being declared foreign agents - The Independent Barents Observer

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:48

The Independent Barents Observer

Eco-group Bellona continues to work in Russia, despite being declared foreign agents
The Independent Barents Observer
«We feel that this is a very unfair decision by the Russian authorities, especially since Bellona's work in the past decades has been one of the main reasons for the international funding of the nuclear clean-up work in Northwest Russia,» he says. Nils ...

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TASS: World - ECHR orders Russia to pay compensation for Dima ... - TASS

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:33

TASS: World - ECHR orders Russia to pay compensation for Dima ...
TASS
STRASBOURG, January 17. /TASS/. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Russia's Dima Yakovlev law, which took effect four years ago, ...

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Stubborn Swedish Municipality Still Striving to Join Nord Stream 2 - Sputnik International

Nord Stream - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:38

Sputnik International

Stubborn Swedish Municipality Still Striving to Join Nord Stream 2
Sputnik International
In late 2016, Swedish municipalities' plans to lease ports to the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline became a topic of heated debate. While local authorities were willing to take part in the lucrative project, Swedish government officials were ...

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US deploys troops to Norway despite warnings from Russia - Press TV

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US deploys troops to Norway despite warnings from Russia
Press TV
After angering Russia by sending thousands of troops to Poland, the United States has now deployed nearly 300 Marines to Norway, prompting serious warnings from Moscow. The troops arrived in ... “For the first four weeks they will have basic winter ...
Hundreds of US Marines land in Norway, irking RussiaReuters

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US deploys troops to Norway despite warnings from Russia - Press TV

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Press TV

US deploys troops to Norway despite warnings from Russia
Press TV
(Photo by AFP). After angering Russia by sending thousands of troops to Poland, the United States has now deployed nearly 300 Marines to Norway, prompting serious warnings from Moscow. ... “For the first four weeks they will have basic winter training ...

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'Human Swan' Trails Endangered Birds on Epic 4500-Mile Migration - Live Science

Northwest Russia - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:41

Live Science

'Human Swan' Trails Endangered Birds on Epic 4500-Mile Migration
Live Science
Australian-born biologist Sacha Dench, dubbed the “Human Swan”, set out in mid-September 2016 to track the migration journey of the birds from the remote Nenets region of Russia's northwestern coast, inside the Arctic Circle. Flying a paramotor — a ...

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Spartak Moscow signs Russia midfielder Alexander Samedov - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:52

Spartak Moscow signs Russia midfielder Alexander Samedov
Rome News-Tribune
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian league leader Spartak Moscow has signed midfielder Alexander Samedov from Lokomotiv Moscow. The 32-year-old Samedov started his career with Spartak and played for them until 2005. He says he feels "huge nerves but at the ...

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Telia Carrier builds new unique route from Stockholm to St. Petersburg and upgrades submarine cables in the Baltic Sea - SYS-CON Media (press release)

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Telia Carrier builds new unique route from Stockholm to St. Petersburg and upgrades submarine cables in the Baltic Sea
SYS-CON Media (press release)
STOCKHOLM and ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Jan.16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Telia Carrier today announced that it has established a new route stretching from Stockholm to St. Petersburg via Tallinn, and has upgraded multiple submarine cables to future ...

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