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    EU no longer recognises Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president

    The European Union has dropped its recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president after he lost his position as head of its parliament. Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign affairs chief, referred to him in his latest statement as one of the "political and civil society actors striving...
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    Merry Christmas to all Christians!

    Merry Christmas to all Christians! First Christmas in Main Army Cathedral.
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    Russia sends extra 300 military instructors to Central Africa Republic

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has sent an extra 300 military instructors to the Central African Republic at the request of the country’s leadership to help counter a surge in violence by rebel groups ahead of Sunday’s election, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Officials and a security...
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    Unique North Pole platform was launched in St. Petersburg

    A unique ice-resistant self-propelled North Pole platform, which is intended for round-the-year comprehensive scientific research in high latitudes of the Arctic Ocean has been launched at the Admiralty Shipyards, St.Petersburg. It is planned that the platform will help resume the traditional...
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    Russian Baltic Shipyard has laid down the fourth Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Chukotka

    According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on December 17, 2020, Russia’s Baltic Shipyard (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation USC) has laid down the fourth Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Chukotka’, the press department of the USC reported...
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    The Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the supply of 10 Il-78M-90A tanker aircrafts

    The first flight of the IL-78M-90A flight model 2018 The first prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft The Ministry of Defense has signed a new contract for the supply of 10 promising Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft. The agreement was signed with the Ulyanovsk enterprise JSC Aviastar-SP. This...
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    Soviet Guards: Stalin's Chosen?

    What is it with Soviet Guards Armies, Corps, Divisions and other units in World War 2? Were the elite units? Was the title earned or just given? What about Guards Air units? Or the Katyusha units. Well, time to find out. First, although by the end of 1941 only 10 rifle divisions had earned...
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    Russia's 1,516ft tall Lakhta Center - the tallest building in Europe - is named skyscraper of the year

    A unique building that twists almost 90 full degrees has been named skyscraper of the year. Towering more than 1,500 feet above St. Petersburg, Russia, Lakhta Center has received Emporis' 2020 Skyscraper Award, beating out more than 700 buildings under consideration. The real-estate data...
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    Featured Russia set to establish naval logistics base in Sudan

    The Russian Navy’s logistics base in Sudan is expected to embrace the coastal, water and mooring areas MOSCOW, November 11. /TASS/. Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved a draft agreement on establishing a naval logistics base in Sudan and gave instructions to submit a proposal to...
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    Russian supersonic bombers set world record for longest non-stop flight - Aerospace Forces

    The pilots of the Russian Aerospace Forces were in the air for more than 25 hours, covering a distance of more than 20,000 kilometers Russian Tu-160 supersonic bomber © Ladislav Karpov/TASS, archive MOSCOW, September 19. /TASS/. Russian Tu-160 supersonic bombers (NATO reporting name of...
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    Roscosmos to sign contract on nuclear-powered space tug project by year-end

    The prospective space tug would have the capacity to generate energy in the autonomous mode, with the help of a megawatt-class nuclear reactor. MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. By the end of 2020, Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos will sign a contract to design the Nuklon space complex...
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    Featured Meet Hermes: Russia's Supersponic Tank-Killer Missile, Now Upgraded

    https://mk.tula.ru/news/n/tulskiy-germes-v-chisle-glavnykh-novinok-armii-2020/ Russia’s newly unveiled new generation of Hermes guided weapon system could send a very powerful message, as the long-range supersonic missile could destroy a western tank with an almost 100 percent guarantee. by...
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    Russian Time of Troubles - Смута (1604-1619) - Every Two Days

    Time of Troubles (or Smuta) is one of the saddest periods in Russian history. 15 years of civil war, famine, disease, intervention and anarchy. As a result, casualties of Russia amounted to a third of the population. Economy was destroyed, villages were deserted. Polish-Russian and Russo-Swedish...
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    New wintering complex for the Antarctic station "Vostok"

    New wintering complex for the Russian Antarctic station "Vostok".
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    France: Agatha Christie novel 'Ten Little Niggers' changed to 'There Were Ten'

    French philosopher finds the title change 'monstrous' and an assault on culture, but the title was already changed in the US and UK markets decades ago. Following approval from James Prichard, the great-grandson of Agatha Christie, the French publisher of her novels will change the title of her...
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    $600 billion: Russia’s gold & foreign exchange reserve reach all-time high

    The value of Russia’s gold and foreign currency holdings has risen by almost $9 billion in a week. This means it’s sitting on $600 billion in forex reserves – an all-time record beating August 2008’s previous high of $598 billion. That was just before the global financial crisis, or ‘Great...
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    Russia’s upgraded Ka-52M combat helicopter makes debut flight

    MOSCOW, August 10. /TASS/. Russia’s upgraded Kamov Ka-52M combat helicopter made its debut flight, the Industry and Trade Ministry reported on Monday. "The latest upgraded Ka-52 helicopter made its debut flight at the Progress Aircraft Company of Russian Helicopters Group (part of the state...
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    2 nuclear submarines, 2 LHDs and 2 frigates laid down in 1 day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the laying of two newest universal amphibious assault ships in Crimea. The ceremony was held at the shipyard "Bay" in Kerch. Reportedly, the new UDCs received the names "Ivan Rogov" and "Mitrofan Moskalenko", and not in honor of the hero cities, as...
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    Featured Two Russian latest nuclear-powered subs to carry hypersonic weapons

    MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. Two upgraded Project 885M ‘Yasen-M’ nuclear-powered submarines laid down at the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia’s northwest on Monday will get hypersonic weapons, Sevmash CEO Mikhail Budnichenko said at the keel-laying ceremony. "Today we are laying down ships with...
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    Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe

    Behold the hot, energetic Universe. A German-Russian space telescope has just acquired a breakthrough map of the sky that traces the heavens in X-rays. The image records a lot of the violent action in the cosmos - instances where matter is being accelerated, heated and shredded. Feasting...

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