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Putin's rating will fall only after everything else falls

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 17:44
the mass perception of Putin as the new leader is associated with the fact that 1999 became the year, when elderly Russians started receiving their pensions without delays for the first time in years. Afterwards, from 2004 to 2008, a completely new consumer environment was created. The Russians renewed their home appliances, many bought cars
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USSR collapsed because of oil prices heralding Russia's future?

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 16:18
The Soviet Union did not break up because of the oil prices, although it did create a number of problems for the country. The myth was created to conceal the consciously made choice of the then Soviet administration. The choice was to deliberately destroy the Soviet Union. They lied when they said that the Soviet Union was starving in 1990-1991 because of very poor harvest
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Russia refuses to pay for political slaps from Europe

Mon, 18/01/2016 - 15:32
Russia has been paying the PACE, the Council of Europe and the European Court for Human Rights for years. It just so happens that all these payments were made to receive criticism and listen to anti-Russian remarks, Russian officials said. In April 2014, Russia was stripped of its powers in the organization because of the crisis in Ukraine
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MH-17 disaster: The West lies again to put Russia on trial

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 15:46
If the air space in the zone of combat operations on the territory of Ukraine had been closed from the ground level without any restrictions in altitudes, the accident would not have happened. Russian officials are convinced that Ukrainian authorities deliberately concealed or misrepresented real threats to the safety of civil aviation flights
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Russia to develop new anti-aircraft artillery system on Armata tank chassis

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 17:02
Russia started developing a new anti-aircraft artillery system that is said to replace well-known "Shilka" and "Tunguska" systems. The new anti-aircraft artillery system is to have the caliber of 57 millimeters. Serial production of anti-aircraft guns on mobile chassis started during the First World War
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Putin on Obama's exceptionalism and political asylum to Assad

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 09:40
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia had no claims for the title of a superpower. At the same time, it is wrong to call Russia a regional power. According to Putin, one may say such things to prove their own exceptionalism. In the event of any threats to national security, Russia will use all means available to eliminate such threats
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Putin: You can't blame Moscow for what Kiev refuses to do

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 13:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an extensive interview to German publication Build. In the interview, the head of state spoke about the relations between Moscow and Berlin, corporation with Angela Merkel, sanctions against Russia and Crimea, about the regulation of the conflict in Ukraine and other actual issues
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Russian economic achievements in 2015 defy crisis

Mon, 04/01/2016 - 20:40
Despite the crisis, the Russian economy did not collapse in 2015. The decline in GDP in 2015 made up only four percent, although in 2009, the index was larger - eight percent. Such an insignificant decline in GDP against the backdrop of the closed financial market is obviously an achievement for the Russian economy
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Russia needs to teach its friends a lesson of friendship

Wed, 30/12/2015 - 16:49
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has accepted the request from Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to assist in re-conciliation with Russia. The Serbian president has thus become the fourth mediator after the presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus, who said that their relations with Turkey were perfect
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To revise results of WWII, the West needs to win WWIII

Tue, 29/12/2015 - 13:23
The clockwork of war never stops. We need to know how the world works - if we know that, then we know how to deal with problems. Our ancestors knew that - that's why they did their best never to lose one single war. One should look through this prism at the events that are currently happening in Ukraine. Where is the truth?
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Political life in Russia has changed dramatically since 2011

Mon, 28/12/2015 - 16:35
Next year, Russia is holding elections to the State Duma. Today, there are many things in the political life of the country that seem so common that nobody tries to remember that four years ago these common things did not even exist. the Kremlin has formed a new institutional structure and design of the political system
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In 2015, Russia dazzles and shocks the West

Wed, 23/12/2015 - 18:05
The main result of the outgoing year is the fact that the Russian population is still optimistic no matter what. The main lesson of 2015: emotions are not good when making important decisions. If Russia is economically strong, she will not have to ask the West for anything - the West will come to give
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Western experts: Russia wants to destroy our empire of goodness

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 16:14
Forecasts for 2016: Putin winds Obama around his finger. The international coalition wins complete victory over the Islamic State. The current wave of migrants to Europe comes to naught. Europe lifts sanctions against Russia, and Putin becomes No. 1 peacemaker on the planet. A directly opposite scenario is seen unfavorable for the United States
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Putin: We will never let the USA control Russia

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 12:39
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his large press conference in Moscow on December 17. In the beginning of the press conference, Putin spoke about the current state of affairs in the Russian economy. The falling oil prices seriously affected the Russian economy and all of its key indicators. GDP fell by 3.7%, the inflation rate made up 12.3%
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Russia's army base in Kyrgyzstan to ruin USA's great game in Central Asia

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 22:32
An army base is a serious status, an element of long-term strategic planning that ensures economic and public safety to several countries, while entailing certain challenges. The question about the Russian army base in the second largest city of Kyrgyzstan - Osh - had been repeatedly discussed at the top level in both countries over the years
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Russia-Turkey war of excuses

Mon, 14/12/2015 - 10:22
Thank God, the war is not hot yet. All provocations that we can witness these days have the purpose to shape public opinion in the world. The recent story with Russia's Smetlivy warship is another proof of that. Russian officials want Russia to be the country that does nothing but makes excuses. Here is how it happens
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Putin orders immediate destruction of any threat to Russia in Syria

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 14:53
Russian President Putin spoke at an extended session of the Defense Ministry Board of the Russian Federation on December 11. "I would like to want those, who try to organize any sort of provocations against our military men. We have already taken additional measures to ensure security of Russian military men and our airbase," he said
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Russian PM Medvedev speaks about Ukrainian crooks and Turkish traitors

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 21:25
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave an interview to Russian leading TV channels. In the interview, Medvedev summed up the results of the outgoing year and shared his views and expectations for the future. Commenting on the attack of the Turkish Air Force on the Russian Su-24 aircraft, he said that Turkey had given grounds for the war
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Scenarios of real war between Russia and Turkey

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 22:46
It is an open secret that guns start shooting only when politicians and diplomats are powerless to stop them from doing it. Yet, let's assume that a real war sparks between Russia and Turkey (NATO) - what kind of war would it be? What results would it bring? We discussed the topic with leading military experts
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Putin: Russians believe in their future in strong Russia

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 14:10
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the Federal Assembly on December 3. Traditionally, Putin delivered the speech in the St. George Hall of the Moscow Kremlin. Putin started the address to the Federal Assembly from thanking the Russian soldiers who struggle against terrorism
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