Syrian army readies final fight to capture Deir Az Zor - Aljazeera.com

Northwest Russia - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 22:32

Aljazeera.com

Syrian army readies final fight to capture Deir Az Zor
Aljazeera.com
However, the rapid advance has been accompanied by deadly air strikes with the Observatory reporting 19 civilians were killed on Monday in suspected Russian air raids northwest of the city. The strikes came a day after the Britain-based war monitor ...

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Russia's Gazprom Rediscovers It Needs Ukraine - Forbes - Forbes

Nord Stream - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 19:31

Forbes

Russia's Gazprom Rediscovers It Needs Ukraine - Forbes
Forbes
With the Nord Stream pipeline down for maintenance, Russia's only alternative into Europe's lucrative gas market is via Ukraine.
Ukraine Ships NS Gas During Maintenance - Natural Gas WorldNatural Gas World

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Russia has been hiding the true size and sweep of its war games: Western officials - National Post

Northwest Russia - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 19:09

National Post

Russia has been hiding the true size and sweep of its war games: Western officials
National Post
Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is being open about the purpose and size of the war games, which simulate how to defend the northwest portion of Belarus from a domestic separatist insurrection, fueled by support from abroad. Frants Klintsevich, a ...

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Sweden, NATO allies launch biggest military exercise in 23yrs amid 'Russian threat' - Newsline

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:44

Newsline

Sweden, NATO allies launch biggest military exercise in 23yrs amid 'Russian threat'
Newsline
“If you control Gotland, you have control over the sea and the airways towards the Baltic states,” Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist told the Financial Times on Friday, referring to the island which is located not too far from the Russian ...

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Belarus To Battle Fake State 'Veishnoria' In Zapad Exercise - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Northwest Russia - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:29

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Belarus To Battle Fake State 'Veishnoria' In Zapad Exercise
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
But "Veishnoria" is nothing more than a creation of the Kremlin, concocted to serve as a convenient aggressor in Zapad (West) 2017, the joint military exercise planned for Belarus and parts of western Russia on September 14-20. However, the fictional ...

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Nord Stream shuts down for planned maintenance until Sept 22 ... - Kyiv Post

Nord Stream - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:18

Kyiv Post

Nord Stream shuts down for planned maintenance until Sept 22 ...
Kyiv Post
A helicopter flies over the Nordstream gas pipeline terminal prior to an inaugural ceremony for the first of Nord Stream's twin 1,224 kilometre gas pipeline ...
Nord Stream pipeline goes offline for maintenance | Natural Gas DailyInterfax Global Energy

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Nord Stream shuts down for planned maintenance until Sept 22 - Interfax-Ukraine

Nord Stream - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 13:30

Kyiv Post

Nord Stream shuts down for planned maintenance until Sept 22
Interfax-Ukraine
Nord Stream, the undersea gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany, will conduct scheduled maintenance on both lines of the pipeline over the next 11 days, Nord Stream AG reported. Pressure in the pipeline began falling at 5:00 a.m. Moscow time on ...
Nord Stream pipeline goes offline for maintenanceInterfax Global Energy

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China used research mission to test trade route through Canada's Northwest Passage - The Globe and Mail

Northwest Russia - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 02:15

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China used research mission to test trade route through Canada's Northwest Passage
The Globe and Mail
Xinhua also reported that China sent six merchant ships through Russia's Northeast Passage this summer as the world's second-largest economy hopes to take advantage of melting Arctic sea ice to speed the delivery of goods to North America and European ...

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Fear and confidence in the face of Russian war games - Washington Post

Northwest Russia - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 23:03

Washington Post

Fear and confidence in the face of Russian war games
Washington Post
Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is being open about the purpose and size of the war games, which simulate how to defend the northwest portion of Belarus from a domestic separatist insurrection fueled by support from abroad. Frants Klintsevich, a ...

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On edge: 'New Cold War' tensions high in Eastern Europe - DefenseNews.com

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On edge: 'New Cold War' tensions high in Eastern Europe
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Lithuania, which borders Belarus and Russia's semi-exclave on the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad, is particularly wary. ... “NATO officials keep on saying that these measures are not a provocation, but a 'defensive reaction' to changes in the security ...

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Possible Saudi-Russia cooperation seen in Syria against Iranian ... - gulfnews.com

Northwest Russia - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 19:35

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Possible Saudi-Russia cooperation seen in Syria against Iranian ...
gulfnews.com
Moscow used hard power to force countries backing anti-Al Assad rebels to withdraw their support.

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Former News-Miner reporter examines Alaskan, Russian political connections in new book - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Northwest Russia - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:47

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Former News-Miner reporter examines Alaskan, Russian political connections in new book
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Of the nearly 15,000 Lend-Lease aircraft shuttled from the United States to the Soviet Union between 1941 and 1945, more than half were flown over the Northwest Route with stops at Ladd Field in Fairbanks and in Yakutsk. In 2006, the Alaska city ...

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If Israel Did Strike Syrian Arms Facility, It May Have Shot Itself in the Foot - Haaretz

Northwest Russia - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 08:46

Haaretz

If Israel Did Strike Syrian Arms Facility, It May Have Shot Itself in the Foot
Haaretz
... weapons manufacturing plants, which are reportedly located in three separate sites: Two near Damascus and the third close to the city of Masyaf, northwest Syria, only about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the Khmeimim Russian Air Force base near Latakia.

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Pskov: Smuggling routine of customs office - https://en.crimerussia.com/

Northwest Russia - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 08:20

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Pskov: Smuggling routine of customs office
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That is why the Pskov county ended up being the ideal corridor for smuggling in North-West Russia, being as far from Petrograd as from Moscow. A considerable portion of the local population engaged in smuggling, according to the Unified State Political ...

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Here's How The West Is Preparing For War With Russia - BuzzFeed - BuzzFeed News

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 23:30

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Here's How The West Is Preparing For War With Russia - BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed News
Two of the largest military exercises since the Cold War are taking place this month, illustrating the rising military tensions and mistrust between Russia and the ...
Polish seaman drowns in Sweden where naval drill being heldWPXI Pittsburgh

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Saudis Are Turning to Russia As Assad's Foes Lose Heart - AINA (press release)

Northwest Russia - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:35

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Saudis Are Turning to Russia As Assad's Foes Lose Heart
AINA (press release)
Saudi Arabia may be the latest country to give up on regime change in Syria and fall in line with Russia's successful campaign to shore up President Bashar al-Assad. There are signs that the nations, long at odds over Syria, are now cooperating over a ...
Russia stops Turkey in its path as it plans possible YPG attackTRT World

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Nostalgia for past opens up tourism opportunities for China and Russia - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Northwest Russia - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:17

Nostalgia for past opens up tourism opportunities for China and Russia
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
In 2015, for example, 4,497 people from Hunan visited Russia on red tours. In 2016, the number rose 72.27 percent year on year to 7,747. In the first week of July, more than 1,000 people from Yan'an, a “red city” in northwest China's Shaanxi Province ...

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Polish seaman drowns in Sweden where naval drill being held - WPXI Pittsburgh

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Polish seaman drowns in Sweden where naval drill being held
WPXI Pittsburgh
Meanwhile, 25 Swedish and Russian peace activists gathered Saturday on the Finnish archipelago of Aland in the middle of the Baltic Sea to mark their opposition to the Aurora 17 drill. Politicians and the arms industry "have something to gain from the ...

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World at its most dangerous in a generation, Nato chief warns - South China Morning Post

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 22:16

South China Morning Post

World at its most dangerous in a generation, Nato chief warns
South China Morning Post
An estimated 100,000 soldiers, security personnel and civilian officials will be active around the Baltic Sea, western Russia, Belarus and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, without the supervision required under international agreement. On the other ...
Nato chief: world is at its most dangerous point in a generationThe Guardian

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Russia stops Turkey in its path as it plans possible YPG attack ... - TRT World

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 21:10

TRT World

Russia stops Turkey in its path as it plans possible YPG attack ...
TRT World
Russia has deployed troops and Syrian regime forces to east Afrin, to prevent clashes between Turkish-backed opposition forces and the YPG.

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