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Visa and Mastercard may Soon exit Russia

New Russian payment system laws could lead the world’s largest credit and debit card companies Visa and Mastercard to exit the country’s market, the Kommersant business daily reported on Friday. Russian lawmakers are now considering new legislation that will in effect prohibit international payment systems from refusing to process transactions …

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Russia offers money to the Italian Trump

Salvini is the Italian interior minister and vice-prime minister. It seems that the British newspaper BuzzFeed has an audio recording taken during a secret meeting in the Metropole hotel of Moscow between Kremlin’s and Lega’s (the Italian Salvini’s party) representatives. The topic of the meeting was moving millions euros from …

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Russian reporter attacked in Georgia

Rossia 24 correspondent Stanislav Bernwald had been interviewing the owner of a travel agency in Tbilisi about President Vladimir Putin’s suspension of Russian flights to Georgia. Video shows two men attempt to start a fight with Bernwald and his cameraman before the travel agency owner’s spouse steps in and tells the attackers to …

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Who is Chinese, who is Russian?

Peter Petrov has been a fourth generation Chinese citizen. With bright blue eyes, fair skin and brown hair, he doesn’t look like a typical Chinese man. His Russian face is making Chineses confusing and wondering about what is really Chinese. He is a just simple Chinese farmer who became a …

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Cyberattacks against Iran

United States Cyber Command conducted online attacks against an Iranian intelligence group that American officials believe helped plan the attacks against oil tankers in recent weeks. The intrusion occurred the same day President Trump called off a strike on Iranian targets like radar and missile batteries. But the online operation was allowed …

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Russia’s best enemies and friends

Russia is not a simple country and as all the big countries it has its own problems with other countries. That’s a poll on this topic. Russia’s worst enemies Who Russians Consider Their Greatest Enemies The following is a little more generic. It includes enemies like corruption and Putin (!) …

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Putin Suspends Passenger Flights From Russia to Georgia

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to suspend passenger flights carrying Russian citizens from Russia to Georgia. The move comes in the political crisis between the two countries after mass anti-Russian protests sparked by a Russian lawmaker’s visit rocked Georgia’s capital on Thursday.

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Georgia vs Russia

“Russia is our enemy” Officials in Russia and Georgia have spoken out following Thursday night’s mass protest in Tbilisi which broke out over anti-Russian sentiment and led to dozens of injuries Georgians are angry over Russian lawmaker’s visit. Russia and Georgia have not had full diplomatic relations since a war between …

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A Russian missile behind killing of 298 people in 2014

MH17 was shot down in July 2014 over territory held by pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard. Investigators have said that the plane was shot down by a Russian missile, a claim Moscow has repeatedly rejected. Investigators Name 4 Top Suspects. The court hearings against the suspects …

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German Student Expelled from Russia

A German exchange student has reportedly been expelled from a Russian university and ordered to leave the country after writing an article about environmental protests. Lukas Latz, a Freie University student studying abroad at St. Petersburg State University, published an article in April on a German news website about an ongoing protest …

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Chernobil – Russian version

Well, we all know about Chernobil, 31 people died and many more were injured in what was the world’s worst nuclear power accident. It waa 26 April 1986. There could be another reality behind the accident or is what the director Aleksey Muradov claims. “There is a theory that Americans …

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A possible Russian Pompeii

An extinct volcano that has awoken in Far East Russia could unleash destruction not seen since the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago, scientists warn. Geophysicists said in new research that increased seismicity and “magma intrusions” measured at the Bolshaya Udina volcano …

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Sex with Stalin

A newly announced game that offers players the experience of getting to know Stalin a little too intimately has drawn a range of reactions, including the ire of Russia’s communists, who have vowed to fight its release. The player, assuming the role of a “young time traveler,” is given a …

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Tinder, privacy and Russia

The Tinder dating app is now required to share its user data with Russian authorities, according to Russia’s Roskomsvoboda internet rights group. Legislation that came into force in 2016 requires social media companies to store user data on servers located in Russia and provide this data to the authorities on …

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