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Russian Spy Plane Allowed to Make Observations Over U.S., Canada

A group of Russian inspectors will conduct observation flights on a Tu-154M Lk-1 plane over the United States and Canada in the framework of the international Open Skies Treaty, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

 

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“The flights will be carried out on July 7-21 from Open

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Russian Satellite Launch Crashes

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A Russian booster rocket carrying three satellites burst into flames and crashed during a launch shown on live TV Tuesday, the latest in a string of failures for Russia’s commercial space program.

The Proton-M booster unexpectedly shut down the engine 17 seconds into the flight and crashed some 2 kilometers (over a mile)

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U.S. and Russia to Cooperate on Space Threats

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Russia and the United States will work together to improve protection against meteorites and other space threats, Russia’s emergencies minister said on Tuesday following a joint Russia-US working group meeting in Washington.

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“We have decided that the US Federal Emergency Management

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Russia, Iran Planning Joint Naval Exercises

A top Russian Navy commander says his country and Iran are examining a plan to conduct a joint naval exercise in the Caspian Sea in the second half of the current year.

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Deputy Commander of Russia’s Caspian Flotilla Nikolai Yakubovsky announced the news after a Friday meeting with the commander of

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U.S. and Russia’s Cyber Hotline

As leaked details of ongoing network surveillance and espionage programs by the National Security Agency (NSA) continue to stir up international concern about how deep US intelligence is reaching into IT operations worldwide, Russia and the US have taken steps to cooperate on cybersecurity—or at least prevent an accidental cyberwar.

During talks at the

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Putin: Syrian Rebels who Eat Human Flesh Should not be Armed

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the U.S. decision to send weapons to Syria’s rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh.

In Syria, rebels fought back on Sunday against forces of President Bashar al-Assad and his

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Why Russia May Back Down in Syria

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Russia’s spokesman for international cooperation in fighting terrorism Alexander Zmeyovsky said that Russia is “gravely concerned” about U.S. reports of Assad’s chemical weapons use in Syria, according to The Voice Of Russia.

Earlier today, the Obama administration advised Moscow that it should “pull its support” from

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Russia Not Convinced by U.S. Evidence Pointing to Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

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Russia is not convinced by the evidence which the US provided alleging that the government of Syria’s President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against rebel forces.

“The Americans tried to present us with information on the use of chemical weapons by the regime, but frankly we thought that it was not convincing,” said presidential

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Russia Considers Granting Asylum to NSA Whistleblower

Russia would consider granting asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

Snowden fled the United States after leaking information about the NSA’s secret surveillance of phone records and information collected by Internet providers. After

revealing his identity to the public, he said that he

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Will Russia Make Facebook and Gmail use High Treason

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After the latest NSA surveillance revelations a Russian MP has suggested to the government to immediately limit civil servants’ access to the popular US internet services and social networks.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during live televised interview from Moscow’s Ostankino TV Center on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov,

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Missile Defense Killer Tested by Russia

MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti) – The US missile defense system is no match for the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that Russia tested this week, a senior Russian official said Friday.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense industry, hailed Thursday’s tests as a success and dubbed the new ICBM a “missile defense

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S-300 Not Delivered yet Says Putin

Russia has not yet completed its contract to supply Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, President Vladimir Putin said.

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“As for the S-300s, it’s one of the best air defense systems in the world,” Putin said following a Russia-EU summit. “It’s a serious weapon. We would not like to tip

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Russia to Sell 10 MiG Fighter Jets to Syria

 

MOSCOW — Russia’s MiG aircraft maker said Friday it plans to sign a new agreement to ship at least 10 fighter jets to Syria, a move that comes amid international criticism of earlier Russian weapons deals with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

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MiG’s director general, Sergei Korotkov, said a Syrian delegation

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Assad Confirms: Syria has Received Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles from Russia

BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Bashar al-Assad of Syria said in a television interview to be broadcast on Thursday that Russia has delivered S-300 air defense missiles to his country, weapons that Israel has said present a threat to its security and against which it is willing to use force.

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Russia Warns Obama of Monsanto and the Bee Apocalypse

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The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin

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Russia has now Delivered s-300 Anti-Aircraft System to Syria

The failure of the European Union to agree on a new arms embargo for Syria is undermining the peace process, Moscow says. But the delivery of S-300 surface-to-air missiles may help restrain warmongers.

The comments come from Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, referring to the results of Monday’s meeting in Brussels. After a

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Israel Alludes to Consequences if Russia Delivers Anti-Aircraft Weapons to Syria

Israel “will know what to do” if Russia delivers anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, its defence minister said Tuesday, in an apparent allusion to another air strike on the war-torn neighbouring country.

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“The deliveries have not taken place, and I hope they do not. But if, by misfortune, they arrive in Syria,

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Russia Supplying Syria with Advanced Air Defense Hardware, Israel is Pissed

Undeterred by pleas and warnings from Israel, Russia made clear on Thursday that it will go ahead with its planned delivery of a highly sophisticated air-defense system to Syria’s President Bashar Assad.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly

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Russian Warships Enter Mediterranean…. First Time in Decades

A group of warships from Russia’s Pacific Fleet entered the Mediterranean waters for the first time in decades, a fleet spokesman said on Thursday

“The task force has successfully passed through the Suez Channel and entered the Mediterranean. It is the first time in decades that Pacific Fleet warships enter this region,” Capt.

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CIA Agent Busted Trying to Recruit Russian Agent

Promises of millions, a new face and detailed instructions on a double-agent conspiracy in Moscow. Bearing the hallmarks of a Cold War spy thriller, Russia’s counterintelligence agency says it nabbed a CIA officer trying to flip a Russian operative.

Ryan C Fogle, 3d secretary of US embassy, was detained in Moscow by the Russian

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