In Russia, the head of the National Guard Zolotov instructed to set up Chief Military and Political Directorate, with political officers ("zampolits") attached to every unit
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Lawyer are not allowed to meet with Navalny in prison
Blinken said he had warned the German Foreign Minister about possible sanctions in the event of the completion of Nord Stream 2
Armenia's Defense Minister Harutyunyan and Russia's Chief of the General Staff Gerasimov spoke by phone and discussed the Armenian-Russian military cooperation. The parties agreed to hold negotiations during incoming visit of a military delegation from Russia.
Turkish Foreign Minister: I informed the US Secretary of State that the issue of Turkey's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile system is done deal
Blinken urges Turkey not to keep the Russian S400 missile system
In Chechnya, south Russia, police detained some 20 relatives of two gay men, who had been kidnapped by Chechen police from Nizhny Novorod, central Russia, in February 2021.
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A vote on the resolution of the Human Rights Council on Belarus is underway. The resolution should give a special mandate to the Office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Among most active critics of the resolution are China and Russia
Turkish Foreign Ministry: Çavuşolu discussed with Blinken the dispute over the S400 missile defense system
Borrell called Russia a dangerous neighbor, but called for maintaining communication channels, intends today to discuss with the NATO foreign ministers a joint reaction to Moscow's actions
Russian envoy to Afghanistan: Washington is discussing the Taliban on the withdrawal of troops, and it is a matter of staying for additional months
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2x Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Il-76TD SUM9123 /9622 heading South from Moscow
In Russia, a new armed attack on a school was prevented: the suspect was detained in Sochi. This is a local high school student who announced his intentions on a social network, explosives and bomb components were found on him.
met briefly with German MFA @HeikoMaas at NATO summit. He underscored the U.S. commitment to work with Allies and partners to counter Russian efforts to "undermine our collective security" and, in that vein, emphasized U.S. opposition to the NordStream2 pipeline
Security Council Secretary Patrushev will report to Putin on the fight against the "expansion of Western ideals" that threaten political stability in Russia
, after questioning Adm Aquilino, warns China might be tempted to go for Taiwan following the conclusion of the the Being Winter Olympics on Feb 23, 2022 - along the lines of what Russia did with Crimea following the Sochi games
The Russian Direct Investment Fund announced today that have invested in Telegram. Once fiercely independent, Telegram's owner Durov was forced this year to look for investors after their ambitious crypto project was blocked by U.S. regulators
French police have issued an arrest warrant for a driver at the Russian consulate in Strasbourg suspected of selling dozens of stolen bikes while on the job
"The Indo-Pacific is the most consequential regions for America's future & remains the priority theater," per Adm Aquilino, nominated to lead @INDOPACOM Aquilino notes presence of Russia, China, North Korea & violent extremists - 4 of top 5 defense challenges for US
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Navalny campaign is now attempting to organize new protests with the help of interactive map
Tokayev spoke to Putin on the phone. Asked to provide additional supply of Sputnik V vaccine to Kazakhstan
At the Beloyarsk NPP (near Yekaterinburg), the automation has turned off the "power unit of the future", the radiation situation is normal
Chinese and Russian Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov meeting in Guilin "voiced the support for all parties in Myanmar to seek a political solution to the current crisis" and "avoid further conflict and bloodshed"
A Belarusian activist was detained in St. Petersburg over a rally in support of Navalny
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the deaths of three servicemen as a result of an incident with a Tu-22M3 bomber at an airfield near Kaluga. The Defense Ministry reported that the incident was caused by a malfunction of the ejection system.
3 dead in incedent with Tu-22M3 strategic bomber at Shaikovka airbase in Kaluga region of Russian
Incident with RuAF Tu-22M3 at Shaikovka airbase in Kaluga region, no information about crew
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Russian Ministry of Defense: The active phase of the joint exercise of the Special Operations Forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Airborne troops opened at the training ground near Mogilev
In St. Petersburg, the police department hung a poster about "anti-Russian research structures", among which the Kennan Institute, Soros Foundation, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Memorial are mentioned
At NATO, Blinken warns Germany over Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia
FBI wanted Yevgeny Prigozhin founded the "Anti-Repression Foundation" - to fight for human rights in Western countries and support civil society activists