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    Russia’s Newest Military Games Coincide With NATO Drills
    May26

    Russia’s Newest Military Games Coincide With NATO Drills

    Russia began a new round of air force exercises Tuesday, coinciding with NATO’s military maneuvers in the Arctic at a time of escalating tensions in the region. 700 units of military equipment, 12,000 Russian troops and up to 250 military jets began the drill on Monday. The same day, 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight...

    Putin isn’t reviving the USSR — he’s creating a fascist state
    May26

    Putin isn’t reviving the USSR — he’s creating a fascist state

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has memorably called the breakup of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics a tragedy, and that has led many to believe that he is hoping to restore the old USSR as he consolidates control within Russia and projects military power outward into Ukraine and beyond. However, the government Putin is building in...

    Moldovan President: We Prefer EU Orbit to Russia
    May26

    Moldovan President: We Prefer EU Orbit to Russia

    Moldova’s four million citizens would prefer to join the European Union rather than stay in the Russian orbit, its president said Tuesday. President Nicolae Timofti told The Associated Press that Moldovans are reaping economic benefits from closer ties and visa-free travel with the 28-nation EU, but added that Russia’s presence is...

    Russia Terminates French Mistral Deal
    May26

    Russia Terminates French Mistral Deal

    Russia says it is terminating a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.5 billion) deal for two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships from France. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin is going to extreme lengths to hide Russian soldiers who died fighting in Ukraine
    May26

    Putin is going to extreme lengths to hide Russian soldiers who died fighting in Ukraine

    Russia is using crematoriums on wheels to burn the bodies of its soldiers who die fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin reports. “The Russians are trying to hide their casualties by taking mobile crematoriums with them,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry told Rogin. “They...

    Russian missile-maker appealing EU sanctions
    May26

    Russian missile-maker appealing EU sanctions

    Richard TomkinsMOSCOW, May 26 (UPI) — A German law firm has been retained by a Russian company to appeal EU sanctions. …read more Source: United Press...

    REPORTS: Russia abandons its Mistral warship deal with France
    May26

    REPORTS: Russia abandons its Mistral warship deal with France

    Russia has given up on its €1.2 billion deal for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers with France, according to reports. Following Russia’s alleged role in supporting separatist militia in eastern Ukraine, French President François Hollande had imposed two conditions necessary for the sale. These were a cease-fire that was being observed...

    Dozens Of Eastern European Women Trafficked To West For Sham Marriages Each Year
    May26

    Dozens Of Eastern European Women Trafficked To West For Sham Marriages Each Year

    LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in...

    Putin: Russia Should not Cut Itself off From Foreign Investment
    May26

    Putin: Russia Should not Cut Itself off From Foreign Investment

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the country should not cut itself of from foreign investment and technologies. “We should not, on any account, cut ourselves off” from the kind of foreign investment and technology that can drive economic growth, Putin told a conference of business people. After annexing Ukraine’s...

    Huge Air Force Drill Under Way in Russia
    May26

    Huge Air Force Drill Under Way in Russia

    Russia’s Defense Ministry says it has kicked off air force exercises in the Ural mountains and western Siberia involving 12,000 soldiers and 250 aircraft. The manoeuvres, which began on May 25 and are to last until May 28, are meant to help the military prepare for a larger drill in September, called Tsentr-2015. After Moscow’s...