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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin orders military forces in the Urals on combat alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 06:13pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... ceasefire on border Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered military forces in central Russia on combat alert as well as a drill of airborne troops, a day after Ukraine ordered ... Saturday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said, quoted by Russian state news agencies. Some 65,000 troops will take part in military drills accompanying the combat alert, according to head ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin touts Russian weapons build-up with ICBM submarine launch

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... weapons build-up Russia will counter military moves by the US and Nato with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine. At the same time, he emphasised that Russia would not enter a new arms race and would control its military budget to avoid overburdening ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Exxon, Rosneft in joint Arctic oil project despite sanctions on Russia

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Exxon, Rosneft proceed with drilling in US$700 million Arctic venture Oil project starts despite sanctions US oil giant Exxon Mobil began drilling for oil in the Russian ... then they will have some significant consequences," said John Lough, an associate fellow at Chatham House, a London-based foreign-policy research group. The partners plan to drill the Universitetskaya ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    History of Nato-Russia relations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... of its equivalent Warsaw Pact military alliance in 1991. Below are some key bones of contention: EASTERN ENLARGEMENT (1999 and 2004): Russia described as "an historic error" Nato's ... strikes, Russia froze military cooperation. Tensions resurfaced on Kosovo's February 17, 2008, declaration of independence, with Moscow denouncing a "precedent" encouraged ...

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    Russia holds biggest war games in decades

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 09:27pm by AP

    ... in a shared aspiration to counter US power around the world. Russia has supplied sophisticated weapons to China, and the neighbours have conducted joint military drills, most recently a naval exercise ... Associated Press in Moscow President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday watched Russia’s biggest military manoeuvres since Soviet times, involving 160,000 troops and about 5,000 tanks across ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin says he wants to boost Russia’s Arctic presence after first oil shipment

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:20pm by Reuters

    ... the reopening of a Soviet-era Arctic military base in the Novosibirsk Islands, two decades after abandoning it, and Moscow has sent 10 warships and four nuclear-powered ice breakers ... activists received jail sentences last year after protesting against drilling at the platform. They were released after an international outcry. Putin on Tuesday deflected environmental concerns ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Bank fines a US attempt to 'blackmail' Paris into halting warship sale: Putin

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by Reuters

    ... Despite pressure from Washington to halt supply of military hardware to Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, France is pressing ahead with the €1.2 billion ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia has vital economic and defence interests in Arctic, Putin says

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:32pm by Reuters

    ... a potential US military threat from submarine-based missiles there. Russia detained 30 Greenpeace activists protesting against Arctic drilling at the Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform in September and they now face charges carrying seven-year jail sentences, underlining Moscow's interest in the Arctic. Putin has ordered a Soviet-era military base reopened in the Arctic as part of a drive ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian investigators claim drugs find on Greenpeace ship

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... offshore Arctic drilling and would press new charges against some of the 30 people being held for alleged piracy. In addition to drugs, the investigative committee said searches of the Arctic Sunrise, which was boarded by Russian coastguards after the September 18 protest at the Prirazlomnaya oil rig, had revealed equipment with potential military uses. It also said investigators were ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Biden calls on Europe to stand firm on sanctions against Russia

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... and Romanian forces involved in joint military exercises. The US and the European Union have imposed travel bans and asset freezes on President Vladimir Putin's inner circle over Russia's ...




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