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27 March 2015
Asia & Pacific
Brave New World
Connecting The Pieces
Economic War With Russia Could Have Fatal Consequences for EU - German Newspaper
The so called “financial warfare”, which includes such means of international pressure as economic sanctions, is not efficient and may lead to serious problems for those who imposed them.
Immortal Regiment Movement Celebrating WWII Victory Goes Truly Global
The Immortal Regiment movement, established in Russia to honor the Great Patriotic War veterans, is becoming truly global, with enthusiasts in Estonia, Germany, Norway and the United States expected to hold marches on the Victory Day in 2015.
West's 'Arm-Twisting' Will Not Isolate Russia - Putin
The attempts to politically isolate Russia will turn futile, Russian President Vladimir Putin underscored Thursday.
Russia Successfully Test-Fires RS-26 Ballistic Missile
Russia carried out a successful test-firing of an RS-26 Rubezh ballistic missile from its southern Kapustin Yar launch center, a military representative said.
ISIL Hackers Attack 600 Russian Internet Resources
Hackers from the self-proclaimed Islamic State attacked 600 Russian Internet resources last year, including banks, government agencies and schools, according to research by Moscow-based cybersecurity company Group-IB.
German Exports to Russia Drop by More Than One Billion Euros Amid Sanctions
Germany’s economic analysts and entrepreneurs are seriously concerned with the decline in German exports to Russia, relating them to the anti-Russian economic sanctions.
Kremlin Dismisses Claims of 'Nuclear Rhetoric' in Putin's Crimea Remarks
Western media's claims about 'nuclear rhetoric' in Vladimir Putin's comments in a documentary on Crimea are derived from misinterpretation, the Kremlin spokesperson said.
Russian Car Market – Slowing Down but Still Going
General Motors’ and South Korean SsangYong’s recently announced scaling down of their activities in the Russian Federation proved to not be entirely true as they now say they are staying on and even launching new production lines.
Russia to Roll Out New Armored Truck Taifun-U on Victory Day
The Ural Taifun-U mine resistant ambush vehicle was developed by the Ural Auto Works in late 2013 as part of the larger Taifun vehicle program.
Plane With 79 Aboard Makes Emergency Landing in St. Petersburg Due to Failed Engine
A plane with 79 aboard has landed safely in St. Petersburg after one of its engines failed.
Crimea's Development Fastest in 20 Years Thanks to Russia and Sanctions - Minister
In an interviw with Sputnik, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky explained how the republic won after rejoining Russia, how Western sanctions contributed to its economic development and what the West should focus on.
Putin Sacks Sakhalin Governor Khoroshavin on Grounds of Mistrust - Kremlin
Alexander Khoroshavin was arrested earlier in March on accusations of accepting a bribe for awarding a contract for the construction of a thermoelectric plant in Sakhalin.
Russian Marines Kick Off Live Fire Drills in Crimea
The marines will practice loading and unloading equipment from large landing ships, as well as firing artillery and learning to drive military hardware.
Sneaky Saboteur: US Seeking to Spoil EU-Russia Relations
Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician and leader of the oppositional Freedom Party of Austria, opposes the intention of the United States to complicate European relations with Russia and warned of the danger of World War III.
Large-Scale Snap Military Drills End in Russia
The snap inspection of the combat readiness of Russia's Northern Fleet as well as units of the Western, Southern and Eastern Military Districts began on March 16 and ended on Saturday.
Russia Plans to Boost Space Tourism at Orbital Outpost
Russia may consider expanding the commercial use of its ISS segment by reducing the number of cosmonauts, the Roscosmos said.
Cost of Russian Space Projects Grows by 27%
The current economic situation increased the prices of space projects by 27 percent on average, a Roscosmos representative said.
Quarter of Russians Believe Country in Top-10 of World Economies - Poll
In a similar poll conducted in 2013, only 11 percent of respondents ranked Russia in the world's top-10 economies.
Russia’s Top-Secret Battle Tank Captured on Video
The first photos of Russia’s top-secret tank have appeared on the Internet. Moreover, the all-new T-14 Armata tanks were captured as they were being transported by rail to a range outside Moscow ahead of the May 9 Victory Day parade on Red Square.
Crimean Authorities Deny Organizing Funeral for Yanukovych’s Son
The Crimean authorities did not participate in organizing the funeral of former Ukrainian President Yanukovych's son, the republic's head said.
Arab Foreign Ministers Form Unified Military Force in Wake of Yemen Strikes
San Francisco Inmates Forced to Fight for Deputies’ Entertainment – Report
US Congressman Proposes Crimea to Hold ‘Very Monitored Election’
World's Largest Gamma Ray Observatory Completed in Mexico
EU to Europeans: Abandon Facebook to Avoid US Spying
Germanwings A320 Passenger Jet With 150 Aboard Crashes in Southern France
Russia’s Top-Secret Battle Tank Captured on Video
Russia Rolls Out All-New Armored Vehicle
Russia’s Armata Tank on Par With US Abrams and German Leopard
Obama Refuses to Meet With NATO Secretary General in Washington
Yemeni Capital Sanaa After Airstrikes
Coloring Outside the Lines
Proton, Russia's Legendary Space Launch Vehicle
Do you think that the EU economic sanctions against Russia should be lifted, tightened or remain the same?
Lifted, the measures are counterproductive and have a negative impact both on Russia and the EU.
Tightened, the current sanctions have not worked, pressure on Russia should be increased.
Remain the same until the Ukrainian crisis is resolved.