Utair Boeing-737 from Moscow to Grozny safely landed in Vnukovo after emergency situation due to technical malfunction in electric system of the aircraft
The Kremlin: The situation in Idlib worries Moscow and Damascus
At least 1 wounded in natural gas blast in apartment block in Moscow
Kremlin has denied information that Russian fighters were sent to Venezuela to guard Maduro
Reports of natural gas explosion in apartment block in Moscow, at Habarovskaya street. Rescuers and emergency services are on the way to site
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Military parade today in St.Petersburg
Video of Tu-22M3 crash in Murmansk region at Olenya airbase on 22 January
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Published shots of the flight of the Tu-160 over the Arctic
An E-3 AWACS, 2x F-22, 2x CF-18 fighter jets from NORAD positively identified 2x Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers entering the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone on January 26, 2019. Bombers remained in international airspace and did not enter sovereign territory
Up to 35 people injured as gas cylinder exploded in cafe in Saratov region of Russia
USA @SecPompeo in the UN Security Council: The countries that govern without democracy (Russia and China) in their country are trying to keep Maduro.
Russia calls for procedural vote to block UNSC meeting on Venezuela, but fails to get enough votes. Nine council members voted to have the meeting (the required number); 4 voted against and 2 abstained.
Russian strategic aviation is still active over Arctic
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Russian Air Force Il-96-300 RSD009 returning from Habana Cuba
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Iranian Cargo Pouya Air Il-76 EP-PUS heading Moscow
Transparency activists release massive trove of hacked, leaked Russian documents
Russian strategic military aviation is active. At least 5 planes airborne: 58401, 58402, 58403, 90723 and 90724
Russian strategic bombers airborne.
One of @TRF_Stories' sources said that the contractors flew to Venezuela not from Russia, but from "third countries where they were conducting missions". @TRF_Stories looked at several flights, including a Ilyushin-96 that arrived in Cuba on 23 Jan Russia, Senegal, and Paraguay respectively.
Venezuela has "the full backing" of Russia, Maduro says.
Yevgeny Shabayev, leader of a local chapter of a paramilitary group of Cossacks with ties to Russian military contractors, said he had heard the number of Russian contractors in Venezuela may be about 400.
Acting president @jguaido: The US Embassy stays in Venezuela, with the doors open. And hopefully all will stay, the Russian, the Chinese.
Tu-214SR RSD047, the Russian communication relay and command plane
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the US plans for the use of space for military operations
#DDoSecrets has added: Dark Side of the Kremlin (108 GB), hundreds of thousands of messages and files from Russian politicians, journalists, oligarchs, religious figures, and nationalists/militants in Ukraine.
Russia offers mediation between the Venezuelan government and the opposition
"There was no real progress in the meeting" because Russia did not change its position that its 9M729 does not violate the INF, says @jensstoltenberg after meeting the Russian delegation.
After the NATO–Russia Council with Russia Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg calls the meeting "useful and professional", focused on 2 topics: Ukraine and the #INFTreaty. "On both of these issues, Allies and Russia fundamentally disagree."
SG @jensstoltenberg: the NATO-Russia Council discussed tensions in the Sea of Azov. NATO Allies made clear they "will not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea", and called on Russia to "immediately release" Ukraine's sailors and ships they seized in November.
Kremlin spox: Putin did not discuss possible financial or military aid to Venezuela during call with Maduro.