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Russia's Black Sea Fleet remains in Ukraine's Sevastopol · 2010-04-28 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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22.5.2015 15:26 Top Guns: Russia to Hold Its First-Ever Aerobatic Team Contest

A competition to find Russia's best aerobatic team will be held in Voronezh, Russia, for the first time in the country's history.


22.5.2015 10:13 Russian Troops to Work on Counterterrorism Measures During Kyrgyzstan Drill

Russian Airborne Troops will work on countering terrorists during a drill in Kyrgyzstan in late May.


22.5.2015 9:50 Russia's Largest Defense Manufacturer Disputes Sanctions Imposed by EU

According to Russia’s largest defense manufacturer Almaz-Antey press service, company has disputed sanctions imposed in July and September 2014 against the company by the European Union.


22.5.2015 5:13 New Suspect in Murder of Russian Opposition Politician Nemtsov

Another suspect in the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov reportedly has been found.


22.5.2015 4:0 Soros: US on the Brink of World War III With China

Billionaire investor George Soros said the health of the Chinese economy has him concerned about the possibility of another world war.


21.5.2015 16:17 Russia Has Technology to Build Equivalent of Mistral Helicopter Carrier

Russia possesses the necessary technology to build helicopter carriers similar to the French-made Mistral-class ships, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said.


21.5.2015 15:12 Three Soyuz-2 Launch Pads to Be Built at Plesetsk Space Center by 2019

Three separate launch pads for Soyuz-2 rockets will be built at the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia after its renovation is over by 2019, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday.


21.5.2015 14:22 Tensions Rise Ahead of Eastern Partnership Summit

European Union leaders are due to begin a tense summit on Thursday evening with their counterparts from Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus, 18 months after the last meeting triggered the crisis in Ukraine.


21.5.2015 12:14 Russian GDP to Drop by 2.5% in 2015 - Finance Minister

The GDP drop will reach its peak in the third quarter of 2015, and by the end of the year the situation will improve, the Russian finance minister said.


21.5.2015 11:14 Russian Space Program Costs Soar 30% Over Sanctions

Sanctions and the currency rate of the dollar to the ruble forced changes in the Russian space program.


21.5.2015 9:21 Major Helicopter Expo HeliRussia-2015 Opens in Moscow

HeliRussia-2015, an international exhibition showcasing the latest achievements in the global helicopter industry, opens in Moscow on May 21.


21.5.2015 1:42 Russian 27th Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Depart for Crisis-Hit Donbass

Russia is sending Thursday yet another convoy to Ukraine's crisis-torn Donbass.


20.5.2015 20:3 Poklonskaya ‘Reveals’ Her Location to Kiev Security Services

The Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine previously said that Crimean prosecutors, including Natalia Poklonskaya, are suspected of treason and declared wanted.


20.5.2015 19:13 US Can’t Act Without Russia in Current Geopolitical Reality – German Media

Russia’s decision to revoke the transit authorization for NATO goods to Afghanistan has revealed the fact that the US cannot act without Russia in the current geopolitical reality, DWN reported.


20.5.2015 15:11 EU Sanctions Critics Welcome to Russia's Food Market - Official

Firms from Cyprus, Greece, and Hungary - the leading critics of EU sanctions - will be first in line to restart food exports if relations improve, a senior Russian official said on Tuesday.


20.5.2015 14:14 Russia to Close Stealth Corvette Project Over Lack of Foreign Components

A project to build advanced Gremyashchy class stealth corvettes will be closed due to insufficient supply of foreign-made components, the shipbuilder said Wednesday.


20.5.2015 13:45 Russians Unite Under Western Pressure as Never Before - Newspaper

The feeling of patriotism is rapidly growing in the Russian society. The US and EU policy towards Russia makes many people believe that Western countries are trying “to force Russia into a box” and that this is “a time of great opportunity” for the country, the Christian Science Monitor wrote.


20.5.2015 13:4 Lithuanian Spy Caught 'Red-Handed' in Moscow When Receiving Secret Document

A Lithuanian spy was caught red-handed in Moscow while receiving a secret document from a Russian citizen, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday.


20.5.2015 7:40 Russia’s Primorye Region to Accommodate World’s Largest Passenger Airliner

Primorsky Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky has announced that Russia's southeastern Primorye region now has runways able to accommodate the Airbus A380 aircraft.


19.5.2015 21:59 First Hydrofoil Since Soviet Era in Construction at Russian Shipyard

A Russian shipyard is currently building the first hydrofoil vessels since the Soviet era, a source in the shipbuilding industry told RIA Novosti Tuesday.




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