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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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30.3.2015 11:55 Russia to Prosecute Over 300 Citizens for Participating in Terrorist Groups

Vice deputy for the Russia’s Interior Ministry’s anti-extremism department said that Russia has launched more than 300 criminal cases against Russian citizens accused of participating in international terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State.

30.3.2015 10:4 Russian Kamchatka Volcano Spews Ash Again, This Time It is 10-km Column

The Russian volcano Shiveluch in the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula shot volcanic ash 10 km in the air on Monday night, confirming the aviation color code to orange.

30.3.2015 0:53 Russian Defense Ministry to Discuss Crimea’s Security

The Russian Defense Ministry board will hold a meeting dedicated to the issue of security in the Republic of Crimea.

30.3.2015 0:22 US, Ukrainian Inspectors to Fly Over Russia Under Open Skies Treaty

The head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center announced that American and Ukrainian specialists will fly over the territory of Russia and Belarus under the Treaty on Open Skies on March 30 - April 4.

29.3.2015 22:31 Mammoth Find: Oil Workers in Siberia Find Remains of Woolly Mammoth

The unique find, made in the course of the oil workers' land reclamation work, was made about fifty kilometers from the town of Nyagan, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region in western Siberia.

28.3.2015 17:14 Six Million Euros for Freedom: Russia Unveils Flying House Project

Russian designers have presented a visual concept of a state-of-the-art house which they claim will be capable of flying.

27.3.2015 21:47 Russia's National Payment System to Mass-Produce Cards in December

Russia's National Payment Card System already processes some MasterCard transactions, although delays are expected for banks which use Visa.

27.3.2015 21:11 Russian & American Set for Space Record, While Governments Quarrel on Earth

While their governments remain locked in a standoff over Ukraine hundreds of miles below on Earth, American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts are still working together side by side at the International Space Station. On Friday, one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts launched from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station.

27.3.2015 20:44 Russians Start Flash Mob to Congratulate Merkel on Victory Day

"May 9th - 70 years. Victory is Ours. A Celebration for Those Who Raised Europe From its Knees."

27.3.2015 16:30 Russian Crowdfunding: FC Spartak Helps Scammed 102-Year Old Fan

FC Spartak Moscow fans have donated 500,000 rubles to the club's oldest follower, who was defrauded by a man posing as a social worker.

27.3.2015 14:14 Russian Combat Robots to Be on Display at Army 2015 Forum

Russian combat robots will be showcased for the first time at the upcoming international military-technical forum Army-2015.

27.3.2015 13:46 New Witness to Nemtsov Murder Contradicts Previous Version of Events

A newly-emerged witness to the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov contradicts the confessions provided by the case's suspects (one of which was later withdrawn). The witness describes a different man and car model, and noticed that two suspicious women were present who left the crime scene in a hurry.

27.3.2015 12:25 Crimean Reunification Simply Convenient Excuse to Slap Sanctions on Russia

Sergei Aksenov said that if Crimea had not reunified with Russia in 2014, the leaders of the Western states would have found other reasons to impose sanctions against Moscow.

27.3.2015 12:20 Crimean Free Trade Zone Too Attractive to Ignore for EU, Israel Investment

Crimean head Sergei Aksenov said that after the establishment of Crimea as a free trade zone, businessmen from a number of European Union member states and Israel have visited the republic and expressed their interest in investing in the region.

27.3.2015 12:5 Crimea Ready to Deploy Nuclear Weapons Systems on Russian President's Order

Crimean head Sergei Aksenov said that Crimea will welcome the deployment of nuclear weapons in the republic if Russian President Vladimir Putin deems it necessary.

27.3.2015 10:52 Warplanes Account for Almost Half of Russian Arms Revenues - Exporter

According to the director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, delivery of aviation dominated the overall Russian exports of weapons in 2014.

27.3.2015 10:11 Crimean Head on Sanctions, Human Rights, Nukes

Sergei Aksenov, head of Crimea, commented on the impact of Western sanctions on Russia's newest region on the Black Sea.

26.3.2015 16:37 Economic War With Russia Could Have Fatal Consequences for EU

The so called “financial warfare”, which includes such means of international pressure as economic sanctions, is not efficient and may lead to serious problems for those who imposed them.

26.3.2015 15:19 Immortal Regiment Movement Celebrating WWII Victory Goes Truly Global

The Immortal Regiment movement, established in Russia to honor the Great Patriotic War veterans, is becoming truly global, with enthusiasts in Estonia, Germany, Norway and the United States expected to hold marches on the Victory Day in 2015.

26.3.2015 14:50 West's 'Arm-Twisting' Will Not Isolate Russia - Putin

The attempts to politically isolate Russia will turn futile, Russian President Vladimir Putin underscored Thursday.

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