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There is widespread consensus that Donald Trump was put into power by the Russians. If this is true, his administration must do some favors for Russia. For example, if Donald Trump lifted sanctions ...

Source Interestingly, even after long sanctions and diplomatic melt down, they are buying 80 jets from USA (Boeing) and 50-60 jets from EU (Airbus). Why did Iran order jets from USA and EU when ...

The US and more than 20 other countries have expelled Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. As of this writing, Israel has not expelled any Russian ...

On 11 december 2017, Vladimir Putin announced that Russian army would partially withdraw from Syria. "In two years, the Russian armed forces, together with the Syrian army, have defeated the most ...

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is, as far as I know, a fully government-subsidized British TV channel. Does that not make it an arm of the British government? While some may point to its ...

Why does the U.S. oppose the €9.5 billion Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project?

Lately the Russian Federation is showing increasing involvement in the Syrian civil war. They are moving troops to Syria to support Assad. During the 70th UN general assembly they demanded an ...

When Russia first got involved in Syria, a few points came in my mind: To distract the international community from Crimean annexation. To secure a naval base in Syria so that they can get involve in ...

Quite recently (in April), Telegram has been banned/blocked in Russia for refusal to give up encryption keys to Russian agencies. Telegram's defence was built around the fact that they don't even have ...

Russia just completed construction of a very long bridge across the Kerch strait - 23km. I was wondering - why didn't it build the bridge along the shorter route, from Chushka port, where the ferry ...

According to this link, Russia has cancelled its delivery of S-300 to Syria because of Israel's lobbying. But, I am curious, What is Israel offering Russian in return?

Much news these days accuses "The Russians" of meddling in U.S. elections one way or another. When any accusations are levied, my immediate question is "motives?" So far explanations of motive (when ...

What is the total amount of defense order that the USA has bagged from India in billions during Obama and Trump's presidency? How does it compare to the Indo-Russian contract during the same time?

The Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Crimea written in 2014 explicitly mentions Kosovo as a precedent for unilateral declarations of independence. This declaration of independence was ...

Was it mainly because of the decision to annex Crimea? If so, why did that have major backing among Russian people? Here's a link to a snapshot of the Levada Center's English-language page from ...

Why doesn't Russia join the EU? If they become one of them, then they would not be enemies anymore, right? They have already joined the G-20. Then, they could also join EU, right?

Today at an emergency meeting of the OPCW, Russia proposed a joint UK/Russia inquiry into the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy Sergey Skripal. However, the UK members described this proposal as "perverse"...

Russia warned of consequences for the strikes against Syria, and it seems they have made warnings prior to the strikes. Has there been a response or a mobilization of their military that might ...

Today Trump said: Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable! Is there any evidence that Russia is devaluing their currency?...

What does Assad hope to gain from the use of these so called chemical weapons that the west is claiming he's using on his people? To me it would only make things worse for his regime and give even ...

According to Telegraph (an account is required to read the whole article), Gazprom seemed to have created an important pressure by using different gas prices for different EU countries: Vladimir ...

After the still entirely unproven chemical attack(s) of Assad troops versus the opposition forces/civilians, the USA seems to risk an open conflict and may even prepare a military intervention in ...

It's been reported that 13 Russian Federation citizens have been indicted in the US for waging a misinformation campaign during the last Presidential election cycle in the hopes of sowing discontent. ...

It's been reported (by a number of sources) that the Russian Federation "warned" yesterday, 4/12/18, that if any US missiles target sites in Syria, then the Russian assets would attempt to shut down ...

In the recent Russian presidential elections on March 18, 2018, foreign reporters and election observers noticed irregularities, incidents of election fraud and general violations in the voting ...

Russia has been accused by the UK to be responsible for the alleged chemical attack on Sergey Skripal, but has officially and vehemently denied any involvement. Moreover, Russian government officials ...

As I understand, Russia will have a right to claim on old Russian empire territories + Alaska. But it won't have any rights in UN. Am I right?

How does official Russian strategy view Turkey from military standpoint? I'm looking for views that are officially published, such as position papers, official military/strategic doctrine documents, ...

A Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer Bomber near the Syria–Turkey border on 24 November 2015. There was the immediate and as expected angry reaction from the ...

According to The Guardian, President Trump was subject to criticism over his decision to congratulate President Putin on winning Russian elections in 2018: Donald Trump defended himself against ...

Yesterday, Sergei Chemezov, head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, announced that Russia will supply four S-400 missile batteries for $2.5 billion to Turkey. This seems bizarre for a number of ...

The UK expelled 23 diplomats, Russia is expelling 50 diplomats. Probably, Russia will continue to expel diplomats of other countries as well. Since the UK certainly knew beforehand that Russia will ...

Are the 21 countries expelling Russian diplomats only to show solidarity with the UK or are there any other reasons involved?

The US expelled 60 Russian diplomats today, 26th March 2018. How many diplomats from Russia are in the US, at embassies, consulates, etc.?

It has recently been alleged that the "Russia-linked" accounts spent 50,000-150,000 USD on some kind of "politically divisive ads" on Facebook before or around the US presidential elections in ...

In a related question on why Russia is against Ukraine joining the EU, @user4012 writes the following: Basically, Russia has no natural defensive perimeter of its core. Thus, its permanent strategy ...

What would the Kremlin stand to gain from assassinating the ex-spy Sergey Skripal, now critically ill after being poisoned on March 4th 2018 with a nerve agent?

There seems to be some debate, if extra judicial killings commited by intelligence services are legal and what laws they are breaking. Famous historical examples are the killings commited by Mossad. ...

I don't read much Russia Today, but some of its articles aren't very sympathetic to Muslims living in western countries. (There may be better examples, but this article cites Breitbart and is roughly ...

After the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation was on its way to integrating itself into the Western community politically, economically and socially (by Western World I mean the so-...

Today the Russian government was officially accused by Theresa May of the recent chemical attack in Great Britain, but are there any facts on which this accusation is based? By fact I mean some true ...

Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats over ex-spy’s poisoning. Most probably, this will be followed by a symmetric action from Russian side. Assuming that UK considers issuing more consistent ...

Following this article, why didn't the UK release its results about Novichok when Russia asked for it?

Purportedly the Russian state assassinated Alexander Litvinenko by poisoning with him with: radioactive polonium-210, believed to have been administered in a cup of tea Alexander Litvinenko: ...

It's clear since 2014 that Russian troops have invaded Ukrainian territory. Crimea was fully annexed and Donbass is in a state of perpetual conflict. However officially speaking Russia and Ukraine ...

Is the reason purely prestige and credibility of the government, or are there other significant economic or social issues which prevent the new Ukrainian government from thawing the crises it is still ...

Unsurprisingly to many, the UK government has concluded that it's highly likely Russia was behind the nerve agent attack that left two former Russian spies in a critical condition. She [Theresa May]...

As a sort of a successor organization to the Soviet Union, which itself was a successor to the Russian Empire, it would seem that some of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States ...

Many countries have protocols in place which determine who the successor to the leadership of that country will be in the event that one or more of the leaders or their successors die. What is Russia'...

I have recently noticed an increase of Vodka advertising in my country and I remember that there were some discussions within EU about banning some Russian products. According to this article, back ...

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