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  • A US Federal Court sentenced the son of a Russian deputy to 27 years in prison

    The Federal District Court in Seattle sentenced Russian citizen, Roman Seleznev, the son of a State Duma deputy from the LDPR party Valery Seleznev, to 27 years in prison in a cyber fraud case.

    In August last year, Roman Seleznev was convicted of fraud, computer hacking, possession of illegally acquired credit cards and theft of personal data.

    In a written statement made by Seleznev and read out by his lawyer, Igor Litvak, the convict called the verdict "equivalent to a death sentence" and " …

  • Russia demands U.S. to return diplomatic property seized under Obama

    Russia has raised the issue of the return of Russian diplomatic property seized under the administration of the previous U.S. President, Barack Obama. This was purposely discussed during a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

    According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the conversation took place on April 21 at the initiative of the American side.

    "Some issues on the bilateral agenda were considered. Lavrov re- …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: the movement of armor and personnel to the North Korean border is due to routine military exercises

    The spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Alexander Gordeyev, stated that all movement of military equipment in the Eastern Military District is planned and related to combat training, reported RIA Novosti.

    "All movements of equipment and troops are being conducted in accordance with the combat training plan. An inspection of the district’s troops during the winter training period will last from April 3 to 29. As part of this inspection the military units have been placed on high alert …

  • North Korea expressed readiness for war with the U.S.

    The attaché of the North Korean Embassy in Russia for defense issues, Kim Yong Jing, said that Pyongyang is ready to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war if the U.S. unleashes hostilities against North Korea.

    "Today the U.S. is engaged in fomenting a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula. Should the U.S. commit a reckless provocation, the Korean armed forces will respond to the provocation and will be responding with an all-out war to an all-out war and a nuclear strike to a nuclear war, …

  • Poland asked the US for help in putting pressure on Russia regarding the Smolensk plane crash

    Poland hopes for US assistance in filing a complaint against Russia to the international court regarding the Smolensk air crash, as stated by Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, after a meeting with US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, RIA Novosti reported.

    "Regarding the Smolensk crash, we are interested in any kind of assistance; technical assistance with the investigation, as well as political assistance in the form of pressure on Moscow," he said.

    Waszczykowski noted that …

  • Media reports that Russian bombers fly close to Alaska again

    A pair of Russian Tu-95 bombers again flew near to the coast of Alaska, but this time the US Air Force did not send fighter jets to intercept them, reported Fox News, citing a source in the US Defense Department.

    “Russian bombers returned to Alaska for a second consecutive night, two Tu-95s were 36 nautical miles (67 kilometers) from the mainland of Alaska,” posted producer Lucas Tomlinson on Twitter. Tomlinson specializes in covering the work of the Pentagon and the State Department. …

  • Media: Leader of movement for independent California has moved to Russia

    Louis Marinelli, one of the founders of the Yes California movement, which advocates the separation of California from the United States, withdrew the petition to hold a referendum on changing the state constitution. He also said that he intends to make Russia his new home. This was reported on Tuesday, April 18, by Business Insider.

    “I have found in Russia a new happiness, a life without the albatross of frustration and resentment towards ones’ homeland… if the people of Russia would be so …

  • Radio Liberty, Voice of America and CNN were called 'agents of U.S. pressure' against Russia

    In the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Radio Liberty, Voice of America and CNN broadcasters are regarded as “agents of U.S. pressure on the situation in Russia.”

    On April 18, the head of the lower house Committee for Information Policy, Leonid Levin said that the US media is part of the “large-scale system of pressure of Washington,” which allegedly includes “various funds, non-governmental organizations, grants and much more.”

    This statement was made by Levin on April 18 during …

  • Mattis: US and Russian militaries are collaborating to prevent incidents in Syrian air space

    The Russian and American militaries are collaborating in Syria in order to avoid possible incidents while carrying out combat flights, but this does not involve coordination of operations, US Minister of Defense James Mattis told reporters.

    “We (the US) are cooperating with Russia to prevent incidents, in order to ensure the safety of flights, in order to avoid any misunderstandings or any kind of unintended (aircraft) collision with each other,” Mattis said.

    “We are not coordinating our …

  • Russia confirms the interception of two Tu-95 bombers by American fighters off the coast of Alaska

    The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that US Air Force F-22 fighters had escorted Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers in the airspace near Alaska. The interception of the two Russian bombers was reported by Fox News.

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the events took place on April 17th. On that day, two strategic Tu-95MC bombers took off from the Ukrainka airbase in the Amur Region and had successfully completed their air patrol mission. The flight route passed over neutral waters of …