Russia in Syria Monitor, Aug. 22-29, 2017 - Russia Matters

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Russia in Syria Monitor, Aug. 22-29, 2017
Russia Matters
(TASS , 08.28.17); Russia`s Aerospace Forces also destroyed four tanks, 16 automobiles and two Islamic State strongholds the near the city of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Aug. 29. (TASS , 08.29.17); Russian aircraft flew 350 combat ...

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Estonia Confirms Arrival of 2 UK Fighter Jets at Amari Air Base – Defense Forces - Sputnik International

Northwest Russia - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 22:33

Sputnik International

Estonia Confirms Arrival of 2 UK Fighter Jets at Amari Air Base – Defense Forces
Sputnik International
The exercise grounds will stretch from the Kola Peninsula in Russia's far northwest all the way down to Belarus. About 12,700 servicemen (including 5,500 Russians), about 70 planes and helicopters, up to 680 units of military equipment, including about ...

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Russia's 'Darth Vader' Picks German Chancellor To Help Run Rosneft - Forbes

Nord Stream - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:08

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Russia's 'Darth Vader' Picks German Chancellor To Help Run Rosneft
Forbes
He is the head of Nord Stream's shareholder's committee, the private consortium of Gazprom and European energy giants teaming up to build yet another Baltic Sea pipeline to irk the Ukrainians for pulling out of Russia's orbit. In a document sent to ...

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Putin's Man in Hungary, Putin's Man in Germany - Carnegie Europe

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Putin's Man in Hungary, Putin's Man in Germany
Carnegie Europe
But since the early 2000s, Moscow wanted to reduce its dependence on Ukraine as a transit country for its gas exports. Hence Putin's decision, backed by Germany, to build Nord Stream. This project, signed in early September 2005, now brings Russian gas ...

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Art Hobson: Cooperate with enemies - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Washington Post

Art Hobson: Cooperate with enemies
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
But we can work longer-term toward a safer world by cooperating, especially with Russia and the United Nations but also with the other nuclear nations, to rid the world of nuclear weapons. This is not a far-fetched proposition. Leading establishment ...
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Lifting Restrictions for OPAL Gas Pipeline Positive for Nord Stream 2 — Gazprom - Oil and Gas Industry Latest News

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Lifting Restrictions for OPAL Gas Pipeline Positive for Nord Stream 2 — Gazprom
Oil and Gas Industry Latest News
Cancellation of restrictions on supplies over the OPAL gas pipeline will positively influence on implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction project, Board Chairman of Russian gas holding Gazprom Viktor Zubkov told reporters on Friday.

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Orthodox Churches, Unorthodox Histories in China's Far Northeast - Sixth Tone

Northwest Russia - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:54

Orthodox Churches, Unorthodox Histories in China's Far Northeast
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Standing before the entrance to the Eastern Orthodox church is a prayer pavilion approximately 2 meters in height, a relic from the former cemetery once frequented by Russian immigrants praying for the soldiers lost in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 ...

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US 'should & will' get along with Russia – Trump - Newsline

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US 'should & will' get along with Russia – Trump
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And that is what we are doing in Baltic Sea area too,” Niinisto told journalists at the joint press conference with Trump Monday. At the same time, Finland's president cautioned that Aurora's 2017 participants should be very careful with their ...

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Washington and Moscow must embrace détente-despite Trump - Daily Times

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Washington and Moscow must embrace détente-despite Trump
Daily Times
The new cold war between Russia and the United States is punctuated by perilous military face-offs in three arenas: in Syria; in the skies over the Baltic Sea, on Russia's western border with three hundred thousand NATO troops on high alert and both ...

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Trump Says US Is 'Very Protective' of Baltic Region - Voice of America

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Trump Says US Is 'Very Protective' of Baltic Region
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U.S. President Donald Trump, who met with his Finnish counterpart at the White House on Monday, said the United States was "very protective" of the Baltic region, especially in terms of the northern European states' relations with Russia. "We are very ...

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Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of Finland in Joint Press Conference - The White House (blog)

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Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of Finland in Joint Press Conference
The White House (blog)
Finland firmly believes that business and environment can both be winners in the Arctic. A good example is reducing black carbon. Mr. President, I'm looking forward to even closer cooperation ... As President Niinistö told, he's been raising the issue ...
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IS claims deadly stabbing of policeman in Russia's Dagestan - eNCA - eNCA

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IS claims deadly stabbing of policeman in Russia's Dagestan - eNCA
eNCA
Russian investigators have said they are treating both attacks as criminal incidents, despite the claims by IS.

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Trump Lawyer Emailed Senior Russian Aide About Real Estate Proposal - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 01:40

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Trump Lawyer Emailed Senior Russian Aide About Real Estate Proposal
Northwest Public Radio
Michael Cohen said in a two-page statement provided to congressional investigators on Monday that he sent the email to Dmitry Peskov in January 2016 to seek his help securing government approval for a proposed Trump Tower in the Russian capital.
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