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Russia's Black Sea Fleet remains in Ukraine's Sevastopol · 2010-04-27 17:04

Russia's Black Sea Fleet, diary-news.comBoth the Russian State Duma and the Ukrainian parliament have ratified the agreement extending the presence of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine after 2017 for another 25 years.

Russian parliamentarians have expressed their support for the deal with 410 votes.

Despite opposition's attempts to block the decision a total of 236 Ukrainian parliamentarians supported this decision on Tuesday, RT reports.

Ukrainian opposition lawmakers have tried to block the deal to extend the lease of the naval base saying it betrays the country's national interests, a position that Russia' Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has found surprising.

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Russia’s upgraded Mi-28NM Night Hunter helicopter gunships will soon bristle with an array of longer-range guided antitank missiles.

22.10.2016 13:46 Commission Starts Investigating Mi-8 Helicopter Crash in Siberia

A commission to investigate a helicopter crash in Siberia, which killed 19 people, has begun its work.

22.10.2016 11:0 Russian Paratroops Equipped With Impregnable Video Messenger

Russian paratroopers are now able to set up video links between themselves and even can hold secret videoconferences involving dozens of participants thousands of kilometers apart by using a dedicated messenger service successfully tested during the Caucasus-2016 military exercise earlier this year, Izvestia reported.

22.10.2016 9:40 Russian Federal Agencies to Check Carrier After Deadly Mi-8 Crash in Siberia

A Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia on Friday killing 19 people.

22.10.2016 7:29 Bodies of All 19 Killed in Mi-8 Helicopter Crash Found in Siberia

The bodies of the 19 people killed as a result of a crash landing of a Mi-8 helicopter in Siberia have been found.

22.10.2016 2:37 19 People Killed in Crash Landing of Helicopter in Siberia

The crash of a MI-8 helicopter in Siberia has left at least 19 people killed, according to a source in the local emergency services.

22.10.2016 1:3 Wolf Becomes Official Mascot of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

A wolf has become the official mascot of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that will take place in Russia.

22.10.2016 0:23 First Rescue Team Arrives in Area of Mi-8 Crash Landing in Siberia

A representative of the Emergencies Ministry's Ural regional center that the first search and rescue team has arrived in Russia's Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in northwestern Siberia where a Mi-8 transport helicopter had crash landed.

21.10.2016 20:46 'Scary' New Russian Facial Recognition Software is Out to Find You

Don’t try to play hide-and-seek with this supercool technology: you will definitely lose the game. The world's most accurate face recognition technology launched by Russian start-up NTechLab in early 2016 now enters the international market and is ready to take over the world.

21.10.2016 20:10 Russian Mi-8 Helicopter With 22 People Aboard Crashes in Siberia - Source

A Russian Mi-8 transport helicopter crash landed on Friday in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in northwestern Siberia, a source in the regional emergency services said.

21.10.2016 18:28 Russia Revived Crimean Shipyards, Defense Companies in 2.5 Years - Deputy PM

Moscow has brought shipyards and defense companies in Crimea back to life during the last two years and a half, as contrasted to Kiev's activities in regard to them, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

21.10.2016 18:5 Meet Minirex: Not Another Fluffy Bunny, But a Robot-Sniper

Despite having the name of a rabbit breed, RS1A3 Minirex is a high-precision killer-robot which can climb stairs and easily fit in a backpack.

21.10.2016 15:28 US Has Presented No Evidence to Prove Guilt of Two Detained Russians

The accusations against Russian nationals Dmitry Karpenko and Alexei Krutilin detained in the United States are serious but there is currently no evidence against them, Moscow will continue supporting them, Russian Foreign Ministry Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov told Sputnik.

21.10.2016 15:22 West Ignores Human Rights Progress in Crimea After Reunification With Russia

The West prefers not to see the improvement of human rights situation in Crimea after its historic reunification referendum, a Russian official said.

21.10.2016 12:7 Russia to Put Into Operation 560 Military Facilities, Including in Arctic

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to put into operation more than 560 military infrastructure sites, including in the Arctic and Crimea, Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu said Friday.

21.10.2016 7:46 Moscow Refuses to Cut Ties With Ukraine, Open to Developing Friendly Relations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia in not seeking to end the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership with Ukraine and is willing to develop friendly ties with Kiev.

21.10.2016 4:39 Russia Plans to Revive Lunar Rover Moon Exploration Program - Reports

The Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Council has plans to revive a moon exploration program using lunar rovers, Russian media reported, citing a laboratory head from the academy's Space Research Institute.

21.10.2016 3:47 EU Ready for Dialogue With Russia, Not Trying to Increase Tensions With Moscow

European Council President Donald Tusk said that the European Union is not seeking to increase tensions with Russia and is open for a dialogue on the existing issues.

21.10.2016 2:7 Russian Kuril Islands Troops on Alert Amid Combat Readiness Check

The combat readiness check of Russia's Eastern Military District's troops started on the Kuril Islands.

20.10.2016 22:55 Moscow Included on World's Best Cities List

Moscow is included on the list of the world's best cities, the survey by the global accounting and consultancy companies said.

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