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  1. he Plays it Very Well, but Putin Fundamentally Holds a Weak Hand:...Read the original story

    Wednesday | Instapundit.com

    HE PLAYS IT VERY WELL, BUT PUTIN FUNDAMENTALLY HOLDS A WEAK HAND: Putin's Boasting Hides His Fear of Sanctions: Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Goa, India this weekend at the annual BRICS summit, where the big announcement was that Igor Sechin's Rosneft had bought a controlling stake in the Indian Essar Oil company. At a press conference for the announcement yesterday, Putin was asked if Russia would consider softening its counter-sanctions against the United States and the European Union.


  2. Russia vows a asymmetricala response if U.S. imposes new sanctions over SyriaRead the original story

    Wednesday | Washington Times

    Russia has responded to reports of new U.S. sanctions over its military actions in Syria by vowing a "painful" counter-punch. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson threatened Russia on Oct. 16 with more sanctions over its continued support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


  3. Russia threatens US with 'asymmetrical' and 'painful' retaliation if tougher sanctions imposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Silicon Alley Insider

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow may take "asymmetrical" and "painful" measures if the US makes good on its talk of imposing tougher sanctions on Russia, Radio Free Europe reports . Sanctions, which the European Union vowed to impose on Monday and the US backs , would be tied to Russia's actions in Syria, where numerous and credible reports have tied Moscow to war crimes in its efforts to reinforce Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime during the six-year-long Syrian conflict.


  4. Russia Warns Of 'Painful' Response To New U.S. SanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Weekday Magazine

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said Moscow is able to take "asymmetrical" and "painful" measures if the United States imposes tougher sanctions on the country. Ryabkov was addressing lawmakers in the lower house of parliament -- the State Duma -- who later approved President Vladimir Putin's decree on suspending a plutonium disposal agreement with Washington.


  5. EU ministers redefine policy with Russia, Eastern neighboursRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 18 | EurActiv.com

    The member states' 28 foreign ministers redefined yesterday the Union's foreign policy priorities for 2016 and the basis of its relations with Russia and the countries of the Eastern neighbourhood. The 51-page document touches upon all aspects of foreign relations, but the Russia relations are particularly significant, because the EU summit on Thursday and Friday will hold a policy debate on its Moscow relations, which has not happened since Russia was called "the EU's strategic partner".


  6. Russia Mulls Military Contracts for MercenariesRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 18 | Lucianne.com

    Just days after the Russian governmentA s authorization of an indefinite combat mission in Syria, the State Duma is considering another military maneuver: changing the law on military service to offer short-term contracts to Russians eager to fight in specific wars. It is a move that experts say is aimed at formalizing the status of unrecognized Russian mercenary forces fighting abroad.


  7. Why this outrageous Putin allya s statement about Trump and nuclear war doesna t much matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 14 | The Washington Post

    Russian lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky speaks after being awarded a state medal by Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in September. So Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russia's flamboyantly outspoken ultranationalist leader, has warned Americans that a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for nuclear war.


  8. Putin signs law ratifying agreement with Syria on deployment of Russian air groupRead the original story

    Friday Oct 14 | Groong

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law on ratifying an agreement between Russia and Syria on the deployment of an aviation group of the Russian armed forces in the Syrian Arab Republic, the Kremlin press service reported on Friday,  TASS  reports. The law was passed by Russia's State Duma on October 7, 2016, and approved by the Federation Council on October 12, 2016.


  9. Vladimir Putin ally tells Americans: Elect Donald Trump or face nuclear warRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | The Times of India

    MOSCOW: Americans should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President who likes to compare himself to the US Republican candidate. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that was the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington.


  10. Putin's Lap Dog Says A Clinton Presidency Would Start World War ThreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | The Daily Caller

    Electing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would start a nuclear world war between Russia and the U.S., according to Russian President Vladimir Putin's top political ally. Vladimir Zhirinovsky implored Americans to vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in order to de-escalate the currently dangerous tensions between the U.S. and Russia.


  11. Russia's Putin says Aleppo war crimes accusations are 'rhetoric'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 12 | Reuters

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview to French television TF1 in Kovrov in Vladimir region, Russia, October 11, 2016. Picture taken October 11, 2016.


  12. "Russia's Trump" says America must elect Donald Trump or prepare for nuclear warRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 12 | Boing Boing

    An ultra-right Russian politician aligned with Vladimir Putin says American voters should elect Donald Trump for president, or prepare for nuclear war. Vladimir Zhirinovsky likes to compare himself to Trump, and is a similarly unrestrained blowhard.


  13. Vladimir Putin ally tells Americans: vote Trump or face nuclear warRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 12 | Stuff.co.nz

    Vladimir Zhirinovsky says if Americans vote for Hillary Clinton "it's war. It will be a short movie.


  14. Russia to build permanent naval base in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 10 | UPI

    A supply base for the Russian navy at Tartus, Syria, will be expanded to a permanent naval base, Russian Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov said Monday. The current facility , on the Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and Lebanon, has only a single pier, dates to 1977 and the Soviet era, and is used as a repair station and supply center for the Russian navy, its only base in the Mediterranean.


  15. Putin still planning to visit France despite Hollande comments: KremlinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 9 | Reuters

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the opening session of the newly-elected State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, October 5, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Nikolskyi via French President Francois Hollande, gestures as he speaks during an event for the 20th anniversary of the Jacques Delors institute in Paris, France, October 6, 2016.


  16. The Latest: Clashes between insurgent factions in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 9 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Syrian opposition activists are reporting intense clashes in the northwestern province of Idlib between two of Syria's most powerful insurgent groups. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes began when the ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham attacked positions of the extremist Jund al-Aqsa group in several areas in Idlib.


  17. George F. Will: Putin is bringing back the 1930sRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 8 | UnionLeader.com

    Russian President Vladimir attends the opening session of the newly-elected State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, Oct. 5, 2016.


  18. Russian Deputy Slutsky: Statement of Russian Link to Hacker Attacks Is SlanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 8 | Sofia News Agency

    The chairman of the committee on foreign relations with the Russian Duma Leonid Slutsky has described the statements of the USA claiming there is a link between Russia and hacker attacks on American political parties as slander. "We can see that there is not a single significant negative situation left where Russia is not blamed.


  19. Al-Qaeda faction refuses to leave AleppoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 8 | Yahoo!

    A group of rebel fighters has rejected a UN envoy's proposal to escort them out of war-torn Aleppo. A spokesman for an al-Qaeda-linked militant faction in Syria has rejected a proposal by a UN envoy to withdraw their fighters from eastern Aleppo, where an estimates 275,000 people are trapped in a government siege.


  20. Russia faces Security Council showdown Saturday over SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 7 | Stars and Stripes

    International diplomatic pressure increased on Moscow on Friday to end the joint Russian-Syrian siege of the city of Aleppo, but Moscow's U.N. ambassador says he will most likely veto a U.N. Security Council resolution that would ground Russian warplanes. Russia's parliament meanwhile ratified a treaty with Syria that allows its troops to stay indefinitely in the country, a show of support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.