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Op-Ed: Rearming Russia, and trying to make sense of Putin’s moves

Moscow - New revelations of a Russian arms buildup, new bases, and much bigger military budgets are providing a lot of fodder for speculation, mainly outside Russia. One expert says Russia looks like it’s preparing for a war with another state.

Op-Ed: Fed up with politicians Russian city residents would elect cat

Barnaul - The Russian city of Barnaul is to get a new mayor next week. The city with about 650,000 residents is about 2,900 kilometers or 1,800 miles to the east of Moscow.

Russia agrees to separate warring factions in Ukraine

Minsk - Russian Federation negotiators have agreed to a deal to keep Ukraine's armed forces from attacking anti-government separatists believed to be supported by Moscow.

September 1 marks a dark day in Russian history

Beslan - Monday marks the 10th anniversary of one of Russia's darkest events in recent history. On September 1, 2004, a group of 32 Chechen militants broke into a school in Beslan, taking 1,100 adults and children hostage, ending in a bloody massacre.

Russian troops cross border into Ukraine to aid rebel fighters

Kiev - As many as 1,000 Russian soldiers in tanks and armored personnel carriers swept into southern Ukraine on Thursday in what a top Kiev official called a "full-scale invasion" in support of anti-government rebels.

Ukraine could block convoy from Moscow bringing aid to rebels

Kiev - Kiev is threatening to block a convoy of trucks bringing aid supplies from the Russian Federation to besieged anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine.

New 'perfect' holes appear in Siberia and prompt more research

Antipayuta - Russian researchers are once again rushing to explore a giant hole. Only now there are two holes, leading researchers to question whether their first conclusion was correct.

Russian Federation begins gradual invasion of eastern Ukraine

Slavyansk - Russia's long-expected invasion of eastern Ukraine may be underway Saturday as masked gunmen have seized government buildings in two cities near the border.

Ukraine forces on combat alert as Russians enter Crimea

Sevastopol - Events are moving faster than Western news sources in the Ukraine. Xinhua reports that the Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that armored troops from the Russian Black Sea Fleet had already entered the Crimea.

Op-Ed: Napolitano — More gaffes in Boston Bomber case

Washington - One has to wonder which planet Janet Napolitano lives on. The Homeland Security Secretary told a Senate Committee yesterday that the proposed immigration legislation would have better tracked Boston bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Really?

Op-Ed: Russian city at risk of ‘gay milk’

Sydney - Under St. Petersburg’s new “anti-gay propaganda laws” milk with a rainbow logo is being considered a form of gay propaganda. Forget the Cold War, this is serious. Kids could take one look at this stuff and “decide to become gay”.

Alexander Ovechkin on NHL CBA negotiations: Blame the Bettman

Alexander Ovechkin believes he knows why the NHL and its players' association remain far apart in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.

Russians take to the streets to protest unfair elections

Moscow - Russians took to the streets on Monday and Tuesday to protest unfair parliamentary elections held last week. Thousands of people attended rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg in defiance of the government and in support of opposition parties.

Video: Crab pinches soldier's nose in act of self-defense

The latest video to go viral on YouTube features a not so bright Russian soldier who learns a painful lesson after he catches a fast-moving land crab, and then holds the arthropod too close to his face.

Israel and Palestine to resume direct negotiation in September

Brussels - Israel and Palestine will resume direct bilateral negotiations on the 2nd of September in Washington, as a response to an invitation from the United States.
 

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Moscow at night.
Moscow at night.
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An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet MiG-23 Flogger aircraft.  The aging piece of military hard...
An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet MiG-23 Flogger aircraft. The aging piece of military hardware is currently the premier fighter aircraft of the Syrian Air Force.
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Russian lawmakers pass anti-gay law – by 436 votes to 0
Russian lawmakers pass anti-gay law – by 436 votes to 0
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BOMBING: Authorities help evacuate spectators after twin explosions disrupted the 2013 Boston Marath...
BOMBING: Authorities help evacuate spectators after twin explosions disrupted the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds.
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EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife ...
EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife, Elena, $4.5 billion in divorce proceedings. The decision by a court in Geneva is expected to be appealed.
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President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of th...
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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NEGOTIATION: Talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation are scheduled to begin Wednesday in Mi...
NEGOTIATION: Talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation are scheduled to begin Wednesday in Minsk, Belarus, shown above.
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The International Space Station is seen in 2008 in a photo taken from the shuttle Discovery.
The International Space Station is seen in 2008 in a photo taken from the shuttle Discovery.
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From NASA s World Wind: Crossing of the rivers Chusovaya (tributary) and Kama (main river) near the ...
From NASA's World Wind: Crossing of the rivers Chusovaya (tributary) and Kama (main river) near the city of Perm. Ural mountains on the right
creenshot from NASA’s globe software World Wind
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of th...
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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Drug addiction in Russia has reached epidemic proportions
Drug addiction in Russia has reached epidemic proportions
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Hundreds of Ukrainians rally in August at defense ministry offices in Kiev to protest the government...
Hundreds of Ukrainians rally in August at defense ministry offices in Kiev to protest the government's handling of the war with pro-Russia rebels in the eastern half of the country.
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