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Switzerland to EU: We don’t want to sidestep Russian food ban
Switzerland has said it will not re-export European agricultural products to Russia that now can’t get access to the country’s market.

20.08.2014 06:00

Activists seek blacklist on foreign drinks at state-sponsored banquets
Representatives of Russia’s Public Chamber suggest amending the existing law on government tenders with a ban on purchasing foreign-made drinks, including liquor and wine, for official banquets sponsored with state money.

20.08.2014 08:02

Life in space? Sea plankton discovered attached to ISS outer hull
Russian scientists say they made a “unique” discovery while analyzing samples from the exterior of the International Space Station – traces of tiny sea creatures on the station’s windows and walls. It remains unclear how marine plankton ended up in space.

19.08.2014 19:40

Russian troops put advanced anti-aircraft systems to the test
Russian aerospace defense forces have test-fired S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems at a large military drill in the country’s southern Astrakhan Region.

19.08.2014 16:13

Kiev orders crackdown on Ukrainian providers broadcasting Russian TV channels
Ukrainian cable providers could face heavy fines or have their licenses revoked if they broadcast leading Russian channels – including RT – which were earlier “suspended” by a series of court orders.

19.08.2014 17:35

Ice Bucket: Vin Diesel challenges...Putin
US actor Vin Diesel has publicly nominated Putin for the worldwide charity “Ice Bucket Challenge” alongside Michelle Obama and actress Angelina Jolie. If the Russian president accepts, it would see him dumping a large bucket of ice over his head.

19.08.2014 11:12

Kiev guarantees safety for Russian aid convoy ‘only in areas it controls’
Ukraine is ready to ensure the safety of the Russian humanitarian aid convoy, but only in areas controlled by the country’s security forces, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

19.08.2014 13:24

​Energy ballet: Iran, Russia and 'Pipelineistan'
A fascinating nuclear/energy ballet involving Iran, Russia, the US and the EU is bound to determine much of what happens next in the new great game in Eurasia.

19.08.2014 13:21

Putin to attend talks with Ukraine president & EU reps August 26 in Minsk
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, will meet on August 26 in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, the Kremlin said.

19.08.2014 13:35

US should pay more attention to Ferguson events, not Bolotnaya case – Russian MP
A Russian ruling party MP has reacted to Washington’s criticism of the sentences given to participants of 2012 Moscow riots, saying that under similar circumstances the US police would use lethal force against protesters.

19.08.2014 11:23

​‘They want their war and they want it now!’
If you are playing a game of chess, and the next moves you are considering all inexorably lead to your king falling into checkmate, then you have only two options: you either topple your king and graciously accept defeat, or…

19.08.2014 11:18

Siberian elders vote to bury 2,500yo mummy to stop quakes, floods
A council of elders in Russia’s Altay Region voted to bury the mummy of a woman who lived in the region in the 5th century BC. Altay locals believe that her excavation from her tomb back in 1993 angered her spirit and causes natural disasters.

19.08.2014 10:54

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