• Lithuania criticizes Russia for issuing coin commemorating liberation of Vilnius

    The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry is outraged by the issue of a Russian coin dedicated to the liberation of Vilnius in 1944, the political director of the ministry, Rolandas Kačinskas, told BNS news agency.

    According to him, such a move confirms that Russia has not accepted the “historical truth about the Soviet occupation of Baltics.”

    A commemorative silver coin with the nominal value of five Russian rubles was issued by the Bank of Russia on August 1. It depicts a now-disassembled monument to …

  • Ukraine and Russia to resume cooperation on uranium production

    Ukraine and Russia have signed a contract on the delivery and processing of raw uranium materials. Russian TASS news agency reported that this was announced by the Director of the International Centre for Uranium Enrichment, Gleb Yefremov.

    Ukrainian State Enterprise, Yaderne Palyvo, will send its uranium to Russia for enrichment, and it will be subsequently used for its nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

    “The contract was approved by the shareholders at a meeting held on the 31st of July, and …

  • Gazeta Wyborcza: Russia is preparing for major military operations

    Russia's armed forces are planning to hold about 4000 maneuvers before the end of the year, according to Deputy Defense Minister General Dmitry Bulgakov, Gazeta Wyborcza reports. As early as August 15th, the Caucasus 16 military exercises will be held in the Southern Military District, which is located close to the Ukrainian border.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu recently boasted about the strengthening of the force near the Ukrainian borders. According to Shoygu, due to the fact that " …

  • 12,000 Russian youth are involved in the military-patriotic movement 'Unarmia'

    12,000 Russian youth are members of the Unarmia (Young Army).

    A military-patriotic movement, Unarmia, was registered in Russia that will be engaged in youth military training as announced by the First Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Sergei Gerasimov, Interfax reported.

    Gerasimov provided the registration certificate to the Chief of the Unarmia staff, the Olympic Champion, Dmitry Trunenkov.

    "In accordance with the law on public associations, on the 29th of July, 2016 the …

  • 45 percent of Norwegians consider Russia to be a serious threat to their country

    Almost half of Norwegians think that Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, are a serious threat to their country, as shown in the results of an Ipsos poll conducted for Dagbladet, Norwegian channel TV2 reported.

    In particular, 1,000 people answered the question "to what extent does Russia and its President pose a real threat to the security of Norway?" 8% of respondents answered that the threat is very significant and 37% said it is significant.

    44% of respondents believe that the threat …