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

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:59

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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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China navy ships depart for joint drills with Russia - Fox News

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:53

China navy ships depart for joint drills with Russia
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The official Xinhua News Agency says a destroyer, missile frigate, supply ship and submarine rescue ship departed Wednesday from the port of Qingdao, home to China's north sea fleet. Xinhua said the drills are being held in the Sea of Japan near the ...

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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

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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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US Air Force Dusts Off Old Skills to Fight a New Kind of War in Eastern Europe - Daily Signal

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:23

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US Air Force Dusts Off Old Skills to Fight a New Kind of War in Eastern Europe
Daily Signal
Hybrid warfare is “part of warfare and operations in the 21st century,” Ridland said, adding, “So we as a force, as a battlegroup … need to be able to operate in that environment. And that is ... Yet, with news reports of tens of thousands of Russian ...

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Sweden, NATO allies launch biggest military exercise in 23yrs amid 'Russian threat' - Newsline

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:44

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Sweden, NATO allies launch biggest military exercise in 23yrs amid 'Russian threat'
Newsline
“If you control Gotland, you have control over the sea and the airways towards the Baltic states,” Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist told the Financial Times on Friday, referring to the island which is located not too far from the Russian ...

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On edge: 'New Cold War' tensions high in Eastern Europe - DefenseNews.com

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 19:35

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On edge: 'New Cold War' tensions high in Eastern Europe
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Lithuania, which borders Belarus and Russia's semi-exclave on the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad, is particularly wary. ... “NATO officials keep on saying that these measures are not a provocation, but a 'defensive reaction' to changes in the security ...

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Polish seaman drowns in Sweden where naval drill being held - WPXI Pittsburgh

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 17:29

Polish seaman drowns in Sweden where naval drill being held
WPXI Pittsburgh
Meanwhile, 25 Swedish and Russian peace activists gathered Saturday on the Finnish archipelago of Aland in the middle of the Baltic Sea to mark their opposition to the Aurora 17 drill. Politicians and the arms industry "have something to gain from the ...

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Here's How The West Is Preparing For War With Russia - BuzzFeed - BuzzFeed News

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 13:58

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Here's How The West Is Preparing For War With Russia - BuzzFeed
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Two of the largest military exercises since the Cold War are taking place this month, illustrating the rising military tensions and mistrust between Russia and the ...

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World at its most dangerous in a generation, Nato chief warns - South China Morning Post

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 22:16

South China Morning Post

World at its most dangerous in a generation, Nato chief warns
South China Morning Post
An estimated 100,000 soldiers, security personnel and civilian officials will be active around the Baltic Sea, western Russia, Belarus and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, without the supervision required under international agreement. On the other ...
Nato chief: world is at its most dangerous point in a generationThe Guardian

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Eight-month coal exports via Rosterminalugol surged by 42% to ... - PortNews IAA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:58

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Eight-month coal exports via Rosterminalugol surged by 42% to ...
PortNews IAA
Rosterminalugol, the largest dedicated coal port in the North West of Russia (part of Port Management Company LLC) handled more than 15.9 million tonnes of ...

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Vostochny Port and Sberbank agree on strategic cooperation in 13 areas (photo) - PortNews IAA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:39

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Vostochny Port and Sberbank agree on strategic cooperation in 13 areas (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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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues – EURACTIV.com - EURACTIV

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:20

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues – EURACTIV.com
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The planned pipeline route enters the Baltic Sea on the Russian coast, passes through the waters of five countries, and makes landfall near Greifswald, ...

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues - EURACTIV

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:20

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues
EURACTIV
Opponents of the project – including Poland, the Baltic states and Denmark – argue that Nord Stream 2 would increase the EU's dependence on Gazprom, the Russian gas export monopoly which already supplies about a third of the bloc's gas. Germany, the ...

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Dredging at Russian ports - Maritime Journal

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:26

Maritime Journal

Dredging at Russian ports
Maritime Journal
The development of this port was one of the first examples of successful PPP projects in Russia when it was started in 1993. Today Ust-Luga is the largest and deepest port in the Baltic Sea, including the Baltic countries and Finland. Currently, the ...

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Russian ecologists say Nord Stream 2 damages precious refuge - The Sun Daily

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:28

The Sun Daily

Russian ecologists say Nord Stream 2 damages precious refuge
The Sun Daily
SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian environmentalists on Tuesday said the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will funnel Russian gas to Europe threatens a ...

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Russian ecologists say Nord Stream 2 damages precious refuge - Yahoo News

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:16

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Russian ecologists say Nord Stream 2 damages precious refuge
Yahoo News
Construction is impossible without inflicting environmental damage," Mikhail Kreindlin, an ecologist with Greenpeace Russia, told a news conference in Saint-Petersburg. The Kurgalsky refuge is about 600 square kilometres (230 square miles) ... Russian ...

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The Potential of the Northern Sea Route. From Words to Actions - TASS

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:05

The Potential of the Northern Sea Route. From Words to Actions
TASS
“For the first time in navigation history, large-capacity transportation of oil from the shallow part of the Gulf of Ob has taken place. Achieving year-round delivery was made possible thanks to the construction of six vessels. This year, ice trials ...

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Nord Stream 2 to damage precious refuge:Russian ecologists - Pakistan Today

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:16

Pakistan Today

Nord Stream 2 to damage precious refuge:Russian ecologists
Pakistan Today
Construction is impossible without inflicting environmental damage,” Mikhail Kreindlin, an ecologist with Greenpeace Russia, told a news conference in Saint-Petersburg. The Kurgalsky refuge is about 600 square kilometres (230 square miles) ... Russian ...

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