Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:24

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Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections
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Under the agreement with Rosatom, Russia's nuclear giant, Belarus will get a credit line of up to $10 billion to construct Astravets, with Minsk having to pay for just 10 percent of the total cost. The deal also stipulates that Russia will be the sole ...

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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim completes his formal visit to Russia - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:23

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim completes his formal visit to Russia
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
I have seen large scale work focused on environmental improvements and I hope to see even greater growth and further positive changes if I come to Vostochny Port in 10 years,” said Secretary-General of IMO. ... Port Management Company LLC is Russia's ...

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Russian PM welcomes Finland position on Nord Stream 2 - TASS

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:56

Russian PM welcomes Finland position on Nord Stream 2
TASS
Since the pipe will not reach us, it is a purely environmental matter for us," he stressed. ... Nord Stream-2 is an international project for the construction of a gas pipeline that will run across the bottom of the Baltic Sea from the Russian coast to ...

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Russia earmarks $1.63bn to spur its ships to switch to LNG fuelling - TradeWinds (subscription)

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:03

Russia earmarks $1.63bn to spur its ships to switch to LNG fuelling
TradeWinds (subscription)
Russia's objective is to cut transport costs by 15% from 2018 to 2022, ensure the efficient use of energy resources, and limit the impact on the environment and public health by reducing harmful emissions by 30%. The ministry of transport projects ...

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Russian PM congratulates Finland on 100 years of independence ... - YLE News

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:08

YLE News

Russian PM congratulates Finland on 100 years of independence ...
YLE News
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and his constituents on Finland's 100th anniversary of independence ...

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Chinese icebreaker exits Northwest Passage in historic voyage - Asia Times

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:00

Asia Times

Chinese icebreaker exits Northwest Passage in historic voyage
Asia Times
... while the route that passes through the Northwest Passage is 8,600 nautical miles, which saves 7 days of time.” The Xue Long also conducted research in marine biology, meteorology and geology, as well as environmental and pollution issues, along ...

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Assessing the Sino-Russian Baltic Sea Drill | Jamestown - The Jamestown Foundation

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:09

Assessing the Sino-Russian Baltic Sea Drill | Jamestown
The Jamestown Foundation
From July 21 to July 28, 2017, the Chinese and Russian navies conducted a week of joint drills in the Baltic Sea, the first of their planned two-phase bilateral ...

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Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army's "nervous system" to test - TASS

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:47

Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army's "nervous system" to test
TASS
The joint strategic exercise Zapad-2017 has proved a serious test for Russian and Belarussian military. ... In other words, it verifies the speed and efficiency of what can be called the armed forces' nervous system - how long it takes information ...

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Secretary-General of IMO believes in a great future of Vostochny Port (photo) - PortNews IAA

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:40

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Secretary-General of IMO believes in a great future of Vostochny Port (photo)
PortNews IAA
I have seen large scale work focused on environmental improvements and I hope to see even greater growth and further positive changes if I come to Vostochny Port in 10 years,” said Secretary-General of IMO. ... Port Management Company LLC is Russia's ...

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Fishing in Troubled Waters: The 4th Black Sea Stakeholder Conference - Georgia Today

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:38

Georgia Today

Fishing in Troubled Waters: The 4th Black Sea Stakeholder Conference
Georgia Today
“Collective action is the only effective action,” agreed Karmenu Vella, the Commissioner of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, going on to assert that the European Union is serious about resolving current issues in the Black Sea, for which ...

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A Dress Rehearsal for Defending Estonia From a Putin Invasion - Newsweek

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:10

Newsweek

A Dress Rehearsal for Defending Estonia From a Putin Invasion
Newsweek
Ämari Air Base, Estonia—A memorial site for Soviet air force pilots is hidden in the woods just outside the gates of this NATO air base. Some of the monuments ...

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Europe seen from Ukraine - European Council on Foreign Relations

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:28

European Council on Foreign Relations

Europe seen from Ukraine
European Council on Foreign Relations
In contrast, withdrawing support for Ukraine would undermine the momentum of the Ukrainian reform process and create a favorable environment for further Russian advances. Such an outcome would fail to satisfy virtually any interpretation of EU foreign ...

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Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a car: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve - The Guardian

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:04

The Guardian

Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a car: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve
The Guardian
Even more spectacular was his Nummer Acht, Everything Is Going to Be Alright, in which he was filmed walking alone on sea ice in the northernmost part of the Baltic Sea, followed by a vast ship, breaking through the ice with a terrible creaking and ...

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The Daily 202: Trump's DACA 'deal' is another humiliation for Jeff Sessions - Washington Post

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:57

Washington Post

The Daily 202: Trump's DACA 'deal' is another humiliation for Jeff Sessions
Washington Post
Here's how the May 17 meeting went down: The president blames Sessions's recusal from the Russia investigation for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions was in the Oval Office with Vice President Pence, ..... David Filipov reports ...

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Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 17 mln t milestone this year (photo) - PortNews IAA

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:54

PortNews IAA

Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 17 mln t milestone this year (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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The political logic of the Zapad exercises - European Leadership Network

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:53

European Leadership Network

The political logic of the Zapad exercises
European Leadership Network
Consequently, Moscow started to re-learn the language of military power, with the Zapad–99 exercises preparing the army for Russia's new environment. However, even though ... However the Russian–Georgian war of August 2008 brought another shock when ...

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Feisty mayor in Russia's Far East wants his nuclear trash collected - Bellona

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:59

Bellona

Feisty mayor in Russia's Far East wants his nuclear trash collected
Bellona
While lighthouses run on atomic batteries in Russia have become rare, especially along the coasts of the Baltic and Barents Seas, they still have their adherents in the country's Far East. A group of radioactivity tracking sleuths on Sakhalin Island in ...

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Gazprom on the rebound after tough years | Upstream - Upstream Online

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:03

Upstream Online

Gazprom on the rebound after tough years | Upstream
Upstream Online
Russian gas monopoly set to exceed planned total production by 30 Bcm this year, as it regains ground in Europe after Kremlin removes limits on sales.

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Protests Burst Out As Sweden Embarks on Largest Drills Since Cold War's End - Sputnik International

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:57

Sputnik International

Protests Burst Out As Sweden Embarks on Largest Drills Since Cold War's End
Sputnik International
This show of force, covering the Stockholm area, Gothenburg, central Sweden and the Baltic island of Gotland comes during a period of sharp focus on its security, which is claimed to be endangered by Russia's "increased activity in the Baltic region ...

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The Putin Problem | Boston Review - Boston Review

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:41

Boston Review

The Putin Problem | Boston Review
Boston Review
The Putin Problem from Boston Review. The West thinks of Putin as an aberration among recent Russian rulers, but he stands in line with them. Understanding ...

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