Russia insists US drone WAS flying over Iran when it was shot down triggering Trump’s abandoned call for air strikes – The Sun

RUSSIA claims to have military intelligence proving that the US drone shot down by Iran was in the the country's airspace when it was struck. Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, told journalists in Jerusalem that evidence presented by the Trump administration blaming the Islamic Republic for attacks on ships in the Gulf of Oman was poor quality and […]

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Is this the top secret base that Russian ‘spy’ beluga came from?

Is this the top secret base that Russian ‘spy’ beluga came from? Satellite photos reveal Russians built a new whale pen at Arctic base around time the beluga ‘defected’ to Norway Beluga found wearing a harness marked ‘equipment of St Petersburg’ last month It was found off coast of Norway – and was refusing to stray far from the harbour […]

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One of Russia’s richest women killed in private jet crash

One of the richest women in Russia has been killed in a private jet crash along with the pilot and another passenger. Natalia Fileva, chairwoman and co-owner of Russia's second largest airline S7, died in the tragedy earlier today near Frankfurt, the company said. The jet crashed and caught fire when it was landing at Egelsbach Airport. All three on […]

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Trump tells faithful Russia probe backers tried to steal power

Grand Rapids, Michigan: At his first political rally since the end of the Russia collusion probe, President Donald Trump on Thursday accused backers of the investigation of trying to overturn the 2016 election and attempting "illegally" to claim power. Declaring the country "hurt" by the probe, Trump called his opponents "losers" and celebrated the fact the investigation had come to […]

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Russia mourns over many killed in shopping mall fire

President Vladimir Putin has condemned ‘negligence’ that lead to the deaths of 64 people in a mall fire on Saturday. There is grief and anger in a Russian city where a fire at a shopping centre on Sunday killed 64 people – 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin visited the city of Kemerovo in Siberia and blamed what he […]

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Skripal case: Russia defies UK PM's midnight ultimatum

Theresa May had given Moscow till the end of Tuesday to explain how a Soviet-era nerve agent was used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Russia has defied an ultimatum from the UK over the poisoning of a former spy. Prime Minister Theresa May had given Moscow till the end of Tuesday to explain how a Soviet-era nerve agent […]

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Russia's Ksenia Sobchak announces new party before election

Bright future predicted for Sobchak but her political programme is seen as close to Kremlin’s due to family connections. Moscow, Russia – Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian presidential candidate, has announced the creation of a new party called the Party of Changes. The announcement was made during a pre-election rally, attended by a few thousand supporters, at the Adrenaline Stadium  here in the Russian capital on Thursday […]

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Yuri Gagarin's death: Three tales for his crash

‘None of the documents from the 29 volumes of the investigation was published in full,’ said Russian historian Glushko. Yuri Gagarin, feted as a Soviet national hero for being the first man in space, was killed in a plane crash 50 years ago but the details of his death remain shrouded in mystery and tales. For the first time in […]

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‘Rezo’ Review: The Life of an Artist, From His Own Hand

The illustrated memoir “Rezo,” directed by Leo Gabriadze, combines documentary and animation to tell the story of Gabriadze’s father, Rezo, a polymathic artist whose career has included work as screenwriter and as the founder of a marionette theater in Tbilisi, Georgia. The imagery, drawn by Rezo himself and animated by Sveta Matrosova and Elizaveta Astretsova, has a charmingly personal quality. […]

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