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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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29.6.2016 18:4 Moscow District Military Court to Hear Nemtsov Murder Case

Moscow’s district military court will consider the murder case of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.


29.6.2016 17:25 Russian Deputy PM: Legal Changes to Restore Ties With Turkey Nearly Ready

The Russian government’s changes to legislation aimed at restoring economic ties with Turkey will be ready in the coming days, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday.


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29.6.2016 16:12 Russian Upper House Approves Anti-Terror Legislative Package

The upper house of Russian parliament approved a slew of anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday that were drafted by security and defense committee chairs of both chambers.


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29.6.2016 14:30 Putin: Russian, German Youth Should Talk About Past and Move Forward

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged Russian and German youth to talk about the past but do not let it hold back the two countries' relations.


29.6.2016 13:27 Putin Aware of Criticism Over Proposed Russian Anti-Terror Bills - Kremlin

The fate of Russia's anti-terrorist legislation draft will be decided by President Vladimir Putin, who is aware of the criticism it has received, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.


29.6.2016 12:48 Too Early to Discuss Impact of Istanbul Blasts on Turkey Charter Flights

It is too early to discuss the influence the terrorist attack on an Istanbul airport may have on the relaunch of Russia-Turkey charter flights, the Russian Transport Ministry said Wednesday.


29.6.2016 12:2 Russian Parliament Refuses to Withdraw Anti-Terror Laws Package

The upper house of the Russian parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposal to withdraw a package of anti-terror bills by a wide margin of 108 against versus 16 lawmakers in favor.


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Tuesday night's terror attack targeted international travelers with at least one Russian citizen falling victim to the violence.


28.6.2016 21:20 Russian Island With WWII Japanese Underground Base Gives Up Its Mysteries

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Russian President will meet with Cabinet at a ministers' meeting on Wednesday, the Kremlin’s press service said.


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The possible thaw in Moscow-Ankara relations will not decrease the number of tourists in Crimea, Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksenov said Tuesday.


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