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Russian sport lovers ride dog sleds through Siberian snow

Several dozen Siberian sports fans gathered on Saturday (February 18) in a snow-covered field outside the city of Irkutsk to take part in a dog sled race.

Several dozen Siberian sports fans gathered on Saturday (February 18) in a snow-covered field outside the city of Irkutsk to take part in a dog sled race.

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Mike Pence pledges 'unwavering' US support for NATO

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged the Trump administration’s ‘unwavering’ commitment to NATO on Saturday.

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged the Trump administration’s ‘unwavering’ commitment to NATO on Saturday.

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US Vice President Pence seeks to reassure Transatlantic allies

Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, US Vice President Mike Pence has sought to assure allies that Donald Trump’s administration will back NATO and stand with…

Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, US Vice President Mike Pence has sought to assure allies that Donald Trump’s administration will back NATO and stand with…

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Russia and the West: how to avoid an escalation in Europe

By Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since

By Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since

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Tillerson and Lavrov hold first meeting in Bonn

Russia does not ‘‘interfere in the domestic matters’‘ of other countries, Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Russia does not ‘‘interfere in the domestic matters’‘ of other countries, Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

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Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO

Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities

Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities

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Trump under pressure for failing to fire Flynn earlier

Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump amid revelations he knew for weeks that his national security adviser misled the White House about his contacts with…

Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump amid revelations he knew for weeks that his national security adviser misled the White House about his contacts with…

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Russia says Flynn resignation engineered by opponents of good US-Russian relations

Russian politicians have been quick to defend Mike Flynn, Donald Trump's national security advisor, who has resigned. They claim he has been forced out by those seeking to ruin better US-Russian relat

Russian politicians have been quick to defend Mike Flynn, Donald Trump's national security advisor, who has resigned. They claim he has been forced out by those seeking to ruin better US-Russian relat

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Report chronicles deliberate destruction of Aleppo by Russia and Assad

Russia and the Assad regime in Syria pursued the deliberate and systematic destruction of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a new report concludes.

Russia and the Assad regime in Syria pursued the deliberate and systematic destruction of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a new report concludes.

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Slovenia offers to host first Trump - Putin meeting

Slovenia, the birthplace of America's new first lady, has offered to host the first meeting between her husband, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Slovenia, the birthplace of America's new first lady, has offered to host the first meeting between her husband, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Russia intervenes to stop Syrian army and rebels fighting

Russia has reportedly intervened to halt fighting between the Syrian army and Turkish backed FSA rebels in northern Syria.

Russia has reportedly intervened to halt fighting between the Syrian army and Turkish backed FSA rebels in northern Syria.

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Ukraine: Well-wishers pay tribute to slain rebel leader Givi

Admirers lined up in separatist-held Donetsk on Friday to pay their final respects to Mikhail Tolstykh, the latest pro-Russian rebel leader to be killed in eastern…

Admirers lined up in separatist-held Donetsk on Friday to pay their final respects to Mikhail Tolstykh, the latest pro-Russian rebel leader to be killed in eastern…

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Thousands of visa abuses at Hungarian embassy in Moscow

Thousands of business visas were issued by Hungary’s embassy in Moscow in 2013 without proper checks, according to an internal report of the Hungarian foreign ministry…

Thousands of business visas were issued by Hungary’s embassy in Moscow in 2013 without proper checks, according to an internal report of the Hungarian foreign ministry…

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Russian warships welcomed home after Syria mission

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S

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Britain scrambles jets to monitor Russian bombers

Britain has confirmed that it scrambled Typhoon jets to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers, which flew near its airspace.

Britain has confirmed that it scrambled Typhoon jets to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers, which flew near its airspace.

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Is renewed fighting in Ukraine linked to Trump taking office?

Heavy fighting flared up recently in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian soldiers. But is it linked to Donald Trump's taking office?

Heavy fighting flared up recently in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian soldiers. But is it linked to Donald Trump's taking office?

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Is it all going swimmingly for Vladimir Putin?

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

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View: Donald Trump’s chaos theory of government

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima