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Do you agree that the rights of the Russian speakers are violated in Ukraine?Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KMIS) published the results of a public opinion poll on the views and political] expectations among the residents of Southeastern Ukraine. The study was done in the region on April 8-16.Do you agree that the rights of the Russian [...] Read more ...

via Aljazeera
19 Apr 2014

Russian military bombers spotted

The Air Self-Defense Force scrambled fighter jets Friday after three pairs of Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bombers were detected flying around the Japanese archipelago, the Defense Ministry's Joint Staff Office announced. [...] Read more ...

via Japantimes
19 Apr 2014

Massive "Meteor-Like" Explosion Lights Up North Russian Night Sky

A little over a year ago, in February 2013, a meteor traveling at 19 miles per second above Chelyabinsk in the Russian Urals exploded in the morning sky, recorded by countless dashcams, with the resulting shock wave shattering windows hundreds of miles away. Fast forward to this night, when residents of Russia's northern Murmansk region witnessed t [...] Read more ...

via Zerohedge
19 Apr 2014

Report: US ground troops to be sent to Poland, Estonia

Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hage [...] Read more ...

via Stripes
19 Apr 2014

President of Russia

With Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the Government’s work in the previous year in view of the report the Prime Minister is preparing for the State Duma. Read more ...

via Kremlin
19 Apr 2014