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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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27.6.2017 21:38 No Evidence Russia Made Attempts to Influence Pick of 2018 World Cup Host - FIFA

Russian officials did not attempt to influence the choice of the 2018 World Cup host country in their favor by offering gifts to members of the FIFA Executive Committee (FIFA ExCo), FIFA's report on the inquiry into the 2018 FIFA World Cup bidding process said Tuesday.

27.6.2017 19:17 Russian Central Bank Detects Isolated Cases of Hackers Infecting Banking Systems

The Russian Central Bank or the Bank of Russia has detected hacking attacks directed against the systems of Russian credit organizations, isolated cases of information infrastructure objects being infected were revealed, the bank’s press service told Sputnik.

27.6.2017 19:7 Jury Fails to Agree on Verdict on Russian Politician Nemtsov Murder Case

The jury in the Moscow District Military Court was unable to reach a unanimous opinion on the case of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov's murder, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the courtroom Tuesday.

27.6.2017 19:0 Evanescence Lead Singer in Love With Her New Russian Folk Instrument Gusli

The lead singer of popular American rock band Evanescence, Amy Lee, now owns an ancient Russian musical instrument called gusli. The stunning custom-made folk instrument was presented to her by fans while the band was on tour in Russia.

27.6.2017 17:50 'Growing Russian Threat' Used as a Way to Keep NATO in Shape

Russia has achieved considerable across-the-board progress in the military field the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, Petr Pavel, admitted in an interview with Politico, confirming that Russia’s growing military has driven NATO to see it as a potential threat.

27.6.2017 17:23 Russian Radars Could Not 'Miss' Missile Approaching MH17 Flight in Donbass

Russian radars could not "miss" a missile approaching the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in 2014, the deputy chief of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) told Sputnik on Tuesdaym, denying claims of Dutch investigators.

27.6.2017 16:47 Up to 30% of All Cyberattacks Targeting Russia Originate From US - Russian MP

About one third of cyberattacks on Russian electronic infrastructure is originated from the US, Russian Federation Council international committee chairman said Tuesday.

27.6.2017 16:25 Kremlin Ballet Dancers Turn Moscow Metro Into a Stage (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

On June 26, Kremlin Ballet dancers performed in the Novoslobodskaya metro station in Moscow.

27.6.2017 15:50 Roscosmos Hails Paris Court's Lifting of Accounts Freeze as Win Over Demagoguery

Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation welcomed the Court of Appeal of Paris ruling on Tuesday that upheld the lifting of its accounts freeze in a lawsuit filed by the ex-shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos.

27.6.2017 15:9 Stunning Mexican Insta-Model Turns Up the Heat at Confederations Cup (PHOTOS)

Mexican glamour and fitness model turned Instagram star Melanie Pavola is turning up the heat at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Sputnik Mundo spoke with Pavola in a candid interview.

27.6.2017 14:56 Russian Energy Giant Rosneft Targeted in Massive Cyberattack

Russia's Rosneft oil company said Tuesday its servers have come under a large-scale cyberattack.

27.6.2017 14:1 Trump's Russia Sanctions: US Ploy to Dominate Europe's Energy Market?

The US Senate's recent vote to impose new sanctions against Russia could potentially disrupt collaboration between Russian and European firms in the energy industry. Shortly after the vote, the German Foreign Minister and Austrian Chancellor warned that the US may be using new sanctions against Russia to further its own economic interests.

27.6.2017 13:41 Putin One of World’s Most Famous, Influential Politicians - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys the support of the Russian citizens and remains one of the most well-known and influential politicians in the world, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

27.6.2017 12:35 Russia's Successful Test of Bulava ICBM 'Sends a Message to the West'

Russia’s Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Monday from a submerged position in the Barents Sea. The missile's mock warheads successfully hit their designated targets thousands of kilometers away, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

27.6.2017 8:12 Japanese Delegation to Start Visit to Russia's Kuril Islands on Tuesday

A research group from Japan, which includes businesspeople and officials from government ministries, will begin its five-day visit to Russia's disputed Kuril Islands on Tuesday.

27.6.2017 6:55 Russia Parliament Speaker Urges Eurasia States to Join Regional Security Efforts

Russia’s State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that the Eurasian countries should unify efforts to ensure security in Eurasia.

27.6.2017 2:19 CIA, Syrian Intel Reportedly Held Secret Talks

CIA Director Mike Pompeo launched backchannel negotiations with Syrian National Security Bureau head Ali Mamlouk, aimed at rescuing US national Austin Tice, who US authorities believe to be in custody in Syria, the Japan Times reported.

27.6.2017 0:4 Russia Readies to Fly New MiG-35 ‘Fulcrum-F’ Combat Aircraft

While US defense executives discussed how to solve air flow regulators aboard US jets like the F-35 at the Paris Air Show, MiG general director Ilya Tarasenko quietly confirmed that plans are moving along swiftly with the MiG-35. Testing of the aircraft will be complete by late 2017 or early 2018.

26.6.2017 22:50 North Korean, Russian, Chinese Missile Tech Advances Raise Threat to US

The development of ballistic and cruise missile technology around the world has raised the potential threat level faced by Washington, even if the projectiles don’t carry nuclear warheads, according to a new US Defense Department report.

26.6.2017 19:15 Russia's Yury Dolgoruky Submarine Successfully Test-Fires Bulava ICBM

The Russian Northern Fleet's Project 955 Borei-class nuclear submarine Yury Dolgoruky successfully test-fired a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday.

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