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    Russia’s Putin inaugurates $2 billion Moscow railway project
    Sep11

    Russia’s Putin inaugurates $2 billion Moscow railway project

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (Right) and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin sit in a railway coach as they attend the opening of the Central Ring line in Moscow, Russia, on September 10, 2016. Photo: Sputnik via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday inaugurated a $2 billion Moscow railway ring project that is opening for passengers...

    With Putin secure, Kremlin looks to clean up elections
    Sep11

    With Putin secure, Kremlin looks to clean up elections

    Russia is gearing up for parliamentary elections on September 18, with parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin set to dominate despite the Kremlin making a show of cleaning up the vote after mass protests last time around. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 3,...

    5 Lethal Russian Weapons of War Ukraine Should Fear
    Sep11

    5 Lethal Russian Weapons of War Ukraine Should Fear

    Robert Farley Security, Eurasia Russia holds all the cards when it comes to the never-ending not-so-frozen conflict with Ukraine. The smoldering conflict in Ukraine’s eastern provinces has now gone on for more than two years. Although an uneasy status quo has settled on the region, skirmishes continue, and tension periodically run high....

    Pence criticizes Putin, but says he’s still stronger than Obama
    Sep10

    Pence criticizes Putin, but says he’s still stronger than Obama

    PARIS, Va. — Russian President Vladimir Putin is “small and bullying,” but that doesn’t mean he is not stronger than President Barack Obama, Mike Pence said on Saturday. Days after saying it is “inarguable” that Putin is stronger than Obama, Pence sought to counter criticism that the Republican presidential ticket is too praiseworthy of the...

    Russia Holds Biggest Drills Yet in Annexed Crimea
    Sep10

    Russia Holds Biggest Drills Yet in Annexed Crimea

    Russia has staged one its largest ever military drills in the annexed Crimea peninsula but denies it is being provocative. …read more Source:...

    Armenia & the Diaspora after the Sasna Tsrer: Armenian Renaissance Holds Conference in Toronto
    Sep10

    Armenia & the Diaspora after the Sasna Tsrer: Armenian Renaissance Holds Conference in Toronto

    The Canadian chapter of Armenian Renaissance opposition group organized a conference in Toronto on September 10th, 2016, to discuss the situation and potential developments after the Sasna Tsrer action in Yerevan. The conference hosted around a hundred participants from the Armenian community of Toronto, Canada. Speakers of the conference were...

    Trump’s East European Achilles Heel
    Sep10

    Trump’s East European Achilles Heel

    Donald Trump’s recent gains in some polls in the Middle West and Florida may prove to be a transient phenomenon if the Republican nominee’s pro-Russian, anti-NATO stance is hammered home to the regions’ large communities of Eastern and Northern European heritage. The ethnic vote in several battleground states could be decisive...

    Russia holds large-scale military drills in Crimea
    Sep10

    Russia holds large-scale military drills in Crimea

    Russia deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea; Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov insists Russia did not pass the threshold of a maximum of troops at any point in time, thereby upholding international treaties. …read more Source:...

    Belarus plans post-sanctions election to make EU proud
    Sep10

    Belarus plans post-sanctions election to make EU proud

    Belarus is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. Now that EU sanctions have been lifted, the authoritarian former Soviet republic is striving to have the vote appear democratic. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Why Russia Dreams of an Arctic Airship Fleet
    Sep10

    Why Russia Dreams of an Arctic Airship Fleet

    Robert Beckhusen economy, Could this be the master plan to save Moscow’s economy? A fleet of high-tech aerostats sail across Russia’s remote Arctic stretches, bringing resources from the north to the busy railheads farther south. An economic boom saves the economy, and because American business wants a piece of the action, the United...