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Students and spectators coopted and paid to celebrate annexation of the Crimea
For the students it was a "obligated holiday." Flyers promised 400 rubles "for three hours of work", actually to participate in the "Anniversary celebrations." Several representatives of political parties and nationalist movements have repeated the proposal to make March 18 an official holiday, and - to the glory of the Crimean referendum - a fixed day for the most important votes.
30/12/2016 09:31:00 RUSSIA - USA
Washington expels 35 Russian diplomats. Moscow waits for Trump
They have 72 hours to leave the country. Two buildings used by Russian intelligence also closed down. They are accused of cyber attacks that affected American elections and penalized Hillary Clinton. Obama calls on "friends and allies" to engage with Russia. A new edition of the Cold War, which favors military escalation and the economy. Trump: Let's move on.
15/11/2016 14:47:00 RUSSIA - USA
Vladimir Putin calls Donald Trump
The promise to continue telephone contacts and see each other soon. Cooperation on many issues, including the fight against international terrorism and peace in Syria.
05/09/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The not-so-cold war of Putin’s caliphate
The NATO summit prepares to deploy weapons and military to the East-European border; Russia is isolated and increasingly allied with Asia and the non-West. The globalized era comes to an end with a return to divisions along military, economic and political lines which in reality are convenient to everyone. The Ukrainian question holds the destiny of the world.
Despite devaluation, sanctions and recession, Russians are preparing for the New Year
The year 2015 is expected to be difficult. The ruble is in free fall and sanctions remain in place. Even though the recession and double-digit inflation are eroding their living standards; Russians remain united around President Putin, whose approval rating stands at 85 per cent. Some 96 per cent will celebrate Novi God and 72 per cent will celebrate Orthodox Christmas.
25/08/2008 RUSSIA – GEORGIA
Russian parliament set to vote support for status of Georgian separatist provinces
Senate has unanimously approved independence proposal for Abkhazia and South Ossetia, results from Duma still to come. The vote is non binding for Kremlin decisions, as relations with the West precipitate.
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