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    Russia Conducts Massive Arctic Military Drills
    Mar16

    Russia Conducts Massive Arctic Military Drills

    MOSCOW—The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic and other areas, a show of force ordered by President Vladimir Putin amid spiraling tensions with the West over Ukraine. The five-day Arctic drills involving 38,000 servicemen, more than 50 surface ships and submarines, and 110 aircraft are intended to check...

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence

    President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about the whereabouts and health of the Russian strongman.Putin is scheduled to meet with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Saint Petersburg later Monday, and a Kremlin official confirmed to AFP that the...

    EU Voices Concern at Military Build-up in Crimea
    Mar16

    EU Voices Concern at Military Build-up in Crimea

    BRUSSELS/ROME—The European Union said on Monday it would stick to its policy of not recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea and voiced concern over what it said was a military build-up and deteriorating human rights situation there. “The European Union does not recognize and continues to condemn this act of violation of international...

    The Kremlin’s troll army
    Mar16

    The Kremlin’s troll army

    The murder of an opposition politician in Moscow, Boris Nemtsov, is the latest big political story to come out of a country, where the media are a story of their own. Over the past year, a new battleground has emerged in the information war between Russia and its western rivals. You can find it in the comments section of just about any news site...

    EU worried by military build-up, human rights situation in Crimea
    Mar16

    EU worried by military build-up, human rights situation in Crimea

    The European Union says it would stick to its policy of not recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea and voiced concern over what it said was a military build-up and deteriorating human rights situation there …read more Source: The Daily...

    No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: EU chief
    Mar16

    No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: EU chief

    The European Union must not compromise with Russia over sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis, the bloc’s chief Donald Tusk says …read more Source: The Daily...

    Putin puts Northern Fleet on alert for Arctic exercises
    Mar16

    Putin puts Northern Fleet on alert for Arctic exercises

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and paratrooper units to go on full alert as part of snap military exercises in the Arctic, RIA news agency quoted the defence minister as saying on Monday. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who is overseeing an expensive modernisation of the armed forces, said Russia...

    Putin ‘personally involved’ in Crimea annexation
    Mar16

    Putin ‘personally involved’ in Crimea annexation

    In documentary on anniversary of Crimea annexation, Russian President Vladimir Putin admits he was personally involved. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Putin’s ‘tombstone’ unveiled in Kiev – video
    Mar16

    Putin’s ‘tombstone’ unveiled in Kiev – video

    Ukrainian activists erect mock tombstone for Russian President Vladimir Putin near the country’s embassy in Kiev as he remains absent from public view for more than a week. …read more Source: The...

    Putin orders alert for fleet
    Mar16

    Putin orders alert for fleet

    Tensions between Russia and the West have reached their worst level since the Cold War over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: World...

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