Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre

Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre. Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow. MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shake-up of … Read More

Putin Gets ‘Nothing But Praise’ From Merkel at Kremlin Talks, German Media Claims

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Sputnik/Sergey Guneev Merkel reportedly used “much cooler” words when speaking about the US, as compared to those she reserved for Putin, and she also spoke about the prospects for closer cooperation between Brussels, Berlin, and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel … Read More

Germany’s Merkel Heads to Moscow Amid Heightened Global Tensions

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reads documents after she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020. LONDON – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to travel to Moscow Saturday … Read More

Exclusive: Anti-Putin activist says Russian government likely scared by Trump’s attack on Iran

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Bill Browder, a British businessman, and anti-Putin activist discusses Putin’s response to Trump’s attack on Iran. Bill Browder — the British businessman and anti-Vladimir Putin activist who has successfully pushed for sanctions on Russia for its human rights violations — spoke with … Read More

2,000 German companies have pulled out of Russia

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German companies are continuing to withdraw from Russia, winding up operations in the wake of US sanctions and the decline of solvent demand. In the five years since Russia annexed Crimea, its relations with the West have deteriorated sharply, and … Read More

Putin Makes a Startling Claim: Russia Is the World’s Leader in Hypersonic Weapons

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U.S. Air Force General: “We don’t have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us.” Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at a Defense Ministry meeting held earlier this week that Russia leads the world in hypersonic weapons … Read More

Russia Positioning Itself in Libya to Unleash Migrant Crisis Into Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be capitalizing on ways immigration can destabilize Western countries. A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat of migrants attempting to reach Europe in 2017. Libya has served as a jumping-off point for migrants … Read More

Tacit Alliance: Russia and China Take Military Partnership to New Level

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Image courtesy of Kremlin.ru. (CC BY 4.0) This article was originally published by the Carnegie Moscow Center on 22 October 2019. By cooperating with China in the military sphere, Russia loses virtually nothing in terms of security, while making life difficult for the United States, strengthening … Read More

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