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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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30.4.2016 2:11 Finnish Government: Joining NATO Would Cause Major Crisis with Russia

A new report issued by the Finnish government finds that joining NATO would not be in the country’s security interests following a public opinion poll showing only 22% of voters want Finland to accede to the Western military alliance.


29.4.2016 22:55 Russian Su-27 Performed Flyby of US RC-135 Plane in the Baltic Sea

As the US continues to patrol Russia’s borders, it has accused another Su-27 fighter of performing a "barrel roll" over an American surveillance plane.


29.4.2016 21:43 Meet Russia’s First Female Golfer to Represent Country in Olympic Games

In an interview with Sputnik, Russian female golfer Maria Verchenova opened up about golf, her photo shoot for a famous American magazine and her plans for the Olympics.


29.4.2016 19:51 Russian Girl Invited to Africa to Help Starving Children (VIDEO)

Young Daniela Gareyeva, who’s become a new Internet celebrity after her father uploaded a video of her getting really upset and threatening to run away to Africa, was invited to attend a special dinner at the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Moscow, John Sahr Yambasu, the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Russia, told Sputnik in an exclusive interview.


29.4.2016 19:37 US Fears Losing Europe to Russia If Brexiteers Get Their Way

The prospect of the UK leaving the European Union is becoming more likely, given the power of persuasion that the Brexit campaign appears to be having. It is for this reason that the United States is viewing a British exit from the EU as a threat to the long-established relationship with a strategic ally in Europe.


29.4.2016 17:26 Russia Postpones New International Space Station Crew Launch - Roscosmos

Russia has postponed the flight of the ISS Expedition 48 by three days.


29.4.2016 16:29 Fly, Kamov, Fly! Russia’s Advanced Ka-62 Chopper Makes Maiden Flight

Russia’s forward-looking Kamov Ka-62 medium multirole helicopter made its maiden flight earlier this week, PrimeMedia news agency reported.


29.4.2016 15:25 Vostochny After First Launch: Gearing Up for Missions to Moon, Mars

Following Thursday’s launch of a Soyuz spacecraft with three satellites on board, Russia’s all-new Vostochny spaceport in the Far East will stay idle for a year pending the completion of the second stage of construction, Lenta.ru wrote.


29.4.2016 15:22 Little Russian Girl Gets Upset, Threatens to Run Away to Africa (VIDEO)

A video of a little Russian girl having a major fit and threatening to run away to Africa, where she’d starve herself to death because her parents “always” discipline her for not behaving well went viral on the Internet with almost 1.5 million views.


29.4.2016 12:22 'Popeye': Russian Child Invents Simulator for Snipers

A robotic snowmobile, a sniper trainer kit and a host of other innovative widgets have been submitted by technologically savvy schoolchildren from across Russia for professional scrutiny as part of a nationwide competition organized by the Defense Ministry, RIA Novosti wrote.


29.4.2016 11:10 Russian Nuclear Submarine Catches Fire in Kamchatka (PHOTOS)

A nuclear submarine caught fire at a dock in Russia's Far East.


29.4.2016 8:42 Body of Officer Killed in Palmyra Handed Over to Russia

The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that the body of Alexander Prokhorenko, killed during the Palmyra liberation, was returned to Russia.


29.4.2016 6:14 Gas Pipeline Explosion in Kaluga Region, Southwest of Moscow

A fire that erupted at a section of a gas pipeline in Russia’s Kaluga region, located southwest of Moscow, has been eliminated, a representative of the regional center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told RIA Novosti.


28.4.2016 23:14 Pentagon Ignores John McCain, Demands More Russian RD-180 Engines

The Arizona Senator, once the scion of US Cold War policy, continues to lose influence.


28.4.2016 23:1 Mission Creep: US Planes Spy on Russia, Complain About Being Intercepted

US officials are complaining of another "unprofessional" flyby by a Russian jet, this time near the Kamchatka peninsula.


28.4.2016 21:58 Can’t Fight Fate: UFC Champ Conor McGregor May Have Next Fight in Russia

Another interesting twist might be unfolding in the career of Irish UFC champion Conor McGregor after it was reported that following his withdrawal from an upcoming UFC event in July, the Irishman might be instead facing Russian fighter Rasul Mirzaev in St. Petersburg, Russian sports journalist Alexei Safonov said.


28.4.2016 21:4 Mysterious Hacker Controls Webcams, Spreads Fear on Russian Internet

An anonymous hacker from the Russian image board Dvach is spreading panic across the Russian Internet by hacking into the webcams of other online users and broadcasting their videos.


28.4.2016 20:12 Nearly 40 French Lawmakers to Travel to Crimea in July - Parliamentarian

French lawmaker and French-Russian Dialogue Association Co-President Thierry Mariani on Thursday said that 36 French National Assembly and Senate members have expressed their desire to join the French delegation due to travel to Crimea this summer.


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The Republican frontrunner has been both excoriated for knowing nothing about foreign policy, and celebrated for thinking outside the box. In reality, nobody seems to have a clue what he’ll do, and that arguably includes himself.






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