Russian Court Finds Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Guilty In Retrial - Northwest Public Radio

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Russian Court Finds Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Guilty In Retrial
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Alexei Navalny, a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime, has been found guilty of embezzlement in a case that he has said is meant to keep him from attaining political office — particularly, the presidential election. As the findings ...
Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guiltyBBC News

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Warships of Russia's naval task force return home after Syria mission - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Northwest Russia - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:03

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Warships of Russia's naval task force return home after Syria mission
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The heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has returned to Russia from the Mediterranean Sea, the press office of Russia's Defense Ministry said on Feb. 8. The warship will anchor in the roadstead in the Kola Bay near Severomorsk in ...
TASS: Military & Defense - Warships of Russia's naval task force ...TASS

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TASS: Military & Defense - Warships of Russia's naval task force ... - TASS

Northwest Russia - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 15:45

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The naval task force performed such a large-scale mission with the combat employment of naval aviation for the first time in the history of the Russian Navy.
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Hundreds of German soldiers deployed in Lithuania amid rising Russian tensions - Express.co.uk

Northwest Russia - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 01:32

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Hundreds of German soldiers deployed in Lithuania amid rising Russian tensions
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... deterrence posture" during "an ongoing military buildup around our borders and aggressive actions in our region”. The German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen visited the Rukla military base, northwest of the capital of Vilnius, to show her ...

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US, Russian heavyweight boxers square off in doping case - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:57

US, Russian heavyweight boxers square off in doping case
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two heavyweight boxers squared off without throwing a punch Tuesday, as an American champion accused a Russian fighter of using a performance-enhancing substance implicated in his country's larger doping scandal and the ban on ...

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Pollution cuts from Norilsk Nickel could quiet Norwegian rebels - Bellona

Northwest Russia - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 21:14

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Pollution cuts from Norilsk Nickel could quiet Norwegian rebels
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So, how significant would the proposed cuts be for Northwest Russia and Northern Norway? Sulfur dioxide emissions from the Kola plants – once called Soviet Death Clouds, by the Norwegian environmental movement – have fallen since their Cold War peak ...

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Is Climate Change Creating Another Arctic Shipping Route in Russia? - Pacific Standard

Northwest Russia - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 20:02

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Is Climate Change Creating Another Arctic Shipping Route in Russia?
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Russian researchers find that by the end of the century, the Northern Sea Route, which hugs the Russian coast opposite the Northwest Passage, could be ...

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Outside the ceasefire's boundaries in Syria's northwest, dozens of airstrikes slam 'civilian' targets - Syria Direct

Northwest Russia - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:38

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Outside the ceasefire's boundaries in Syria's northwest, dozens of airstrikes slam 'civilian' targets
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AMMAN: A series of airstrikes killed dozens of residents across opposition-held Idlib city and the surrounding countryside on Tuesday, local sources told Syria Direct, one day after representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey announced from a summit in ...
Air strikes on Syrian ex-Qaeda branch kill 26: monitorArab News

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SC statesmen who helped build US-Russian relations - The State

Northwest Russia - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:16

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SC statesmen who helped build US-Russian relations
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In fact, Henry Middleton, a 19th century South Carolina landowner, former legislator and governor, holds the record for longest-serving U.S. Ambassador to Russia in our nation's history. Appointed by President James Monroe, Middleton and his large ...

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ISIS Besieged in Northwest Syrian City of al-Bab - Yahoo News

Northwest Russia - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 18:47

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ISIS Besieged in Northwest Syrian City of al-Bab
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Russia's air force and members of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah supported Assad's forces in cutting off the supply route to the ISIS-held city. . Fighters from the Free Syrian Army disembark from an armoured vehicle near the town of ...
Al-Bab's uncertain future: Turkish, Syrian, and Russian interests at playRudaw

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Mutko: Many Russian track coaches specialize in doping - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:13

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Mutko: Many Russian track coaches specialize in doping
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Mutko says, "There were many abuses and breaches" at the Russia Athletics Federation but that "colossal work" has been done on reforms, in comments to state news agency R-Sport. However, he adds "many coaches don't understand how to work without ...
World Track And Field Body Maintains Russian Suspension From CompetitionNorthwest Public Radio

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Nord Stream 2: The elephant in the room - EUobserver - EUobserver

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Nord Stream 2: The elephant in the room - EUobserver
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The European Commission should provide a thorough impact assessment of Nord Stream 2, a project that appears to go against all of its Energy Union ...

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Nord Stream 2: The elephant in the room - EUobserver

Nord Stream - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:11

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Nord Stream 2: The elephant in the room
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Upon closer inspection, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in fact does the opposite. The project only contributes to route diversification for the Russian state-owed gas company Gazprom as it seeks ways to reduce its dependence on Ukraine and cements the ...
Who bought 50% of “Nord Stream - 2” constructor's sharesConstruction.RU

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Orange County Register: Trump administration should push back against Iran - WatertownDailyTimes.com

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Orange County Register: Trump administration should push back against Iran
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Russia's behavior will help reveal just how committed to Iran Putin has become, while European reactions can be used to help gauge appetites for a broader adjustment of priorities regarding Russia from the Baltic Sea to Syria. This episode will prompt ...

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Winter in Russia: Rexburg natives enjoy family life in Moscow - Rexburg Standard Journal

Northwest Russia - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 06:01

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Winter in Russia: Rexburg natives enjoy family life in Moscow
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Calese taught English here while living at a local school about 10 years ago and Tyler served a Russian-speaking mission in the Baltic states. We have had the opportunity to live overseas as a family a few times since getting married, but we weren't ...

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