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Dec 4, 2021 15:55
Date of Putin-Biden talks announced
Date of Putin-Biden talks announced
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden on Tuesday evening, the Kremlin has announced. The two men will speak using a secure video link, discussing Ukraine and other outstanding issues.
  • US spy plane ‘forced flight from Israel to change course’
    US spy plane ‘forced flight from Israel to change course’
    A passenger jet flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow was forced to change altitude over the Black Sea to avoid collision with a US spy plane, a Russian air traffic control source has told Moscow's Interfax.
    Dec 4, 2021 15:58
  • Date of Putin-Biden talks announced
    Date of Putin-Biden talks announced
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden on Tuesday evening, the Kremlin has announced. The two men will speak using a secure video link, discussing Ukraine and other outstanding issues.
    Dec 4, 2021 15:55
  • Russia assembling 175,000 troops to invade Ukraine, US spies claim
    Russia assembling 175,000 troops to invade Ukraine, US spies claim
    Russia is allegedly planing to invade Ukraine in the new year, with up to 175,000 troops taking part in the operation, the Washington Post has claimed, citing US intelligence papers and a customary unnamed official.
    Dec 4, 2021 12:13
  • Russians understand the very real threat of food shortages. And that risk is now global
    Russians understand the very real threat of food shortages. And that risk is now global Op-ed
    It has been decades since the food shortages that followed the fall of the Soviet Union, and Russians are used to shop shelves fully stocked with a previously unimaginable array of products, many of them made within the country.
    Dec 4, 2021 10:15
  • Russian sues WHO over use of Omicron for Covid variant
    Russian sues WHO over use of Omicron for Covid variant
    A Siberian entrepreneur has filed a lawsuit against the Russian branch of the World Health Organization over fears the classification of the recently discovered Covid strain – named Omicron – is ruining the image of his business.
    Dec 4, 2021 07:52
  • Biden dismisses Russia’s ‘red lines’
    Biden dismisses Russia’s ‘red lines’
    US President Joe Biden has vowed to hold lengthy talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the issue of Ukraine, but insists he will accept no warnings about “red lines” from Moscow.
    Dec 4, 2021 03:19
  • International Space Station swerves to avoid American space junk – Russia
    International Space Station swerves to avoid American space junk – Russia
    The International Space Station (ISS) was forced to adjust its orbit on Friday to avoid space debris left over from a US spacecraft, the head of Russia’s space program announced.
    Dec 3, 2021 18:35
  • Two Covid cases confirmed after $17,000-a-seat jet lands from Omicron-hit South Africa
    Two Covid cases confirmed after $17,000-a-seat jet lands from Omicron-hit South Africa
    Passengers travelling on a private flight from South Africa to Moscow have tested positive for coronavirus, Russia’s health watchdog has announced, raising fears the Omicron variant may have entered the country.
    Dec 3, 2021 18:17
  • Ukraine's oligarchs know no borders
    Ukraine's oligarchs know no borders Op-ed
    While Ukraine’s growing row with Russia has scarcely been out of headlines around the world in recent days, two news stories closer to home shed light on the battles being fought within the country, with the nation’s richest man.
    Dec 3, 2021 17:34
  • Soviet plan to beat back Nazis declassified
    Soviet plan to beat back Nazis declassified
    A trove of newly declassified documents has revealed how the Red Army war machine turned the tide on Adolf Hitler’s fascist forces in a counteroffensive, even as the Nazi German Army closed in on Moscow in 1941.
    Dec 3, 2021 15:54
  • NATO member says American troops won’t be sent to Russian border
    NATO member says American troops won’t be sent to Russian border
    The new government of Norway, a NATO member state, has said that it is planning to phase out the US-led military bloc’s forces stationed near the border with neighboring Russia, instead replacing them with its own soldiers.
    Dec 3, 2021 15:32
  • Ukraine announces when it expects Russian invasion
    Ukraine announces when it expects Russian invasion
    Russia may stage a large-scale military intervention in the Ukrainian region of Donbass at the end of January, and it could involve around 94,300 troops, Ukrainian Defense Minister Aleksey Reznikov claimed on Friday.
    Dec 3, 2021 14:55

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