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Poll: 59 Percent Of Russians View US As Threat

A Russian polling group found 59 percent of Russians see the United States as a threat.

05/13/2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) next to US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft at the presidential residence Bocharov Ruchey in Sochi on May 12, 2015.  (JOSHUA ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

No Breakthrough As Kerry Meets Russia’s Putin

The United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.

05/12/2015

File photo of a US Destroyer with an aircraft carrier  (Photo by James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

US Admiral: China, Russia Escalate Military Activity In Asia-Pacific Region

The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Wednesday that major land reclamation by China at outposts in the South China Sea could allow it to exert more influence over the contested area and deploy military assets such as long-range radar and advanced missile systems.

04/15/2015

Sergey Lavrov Speaking

Russia: Missile System Given To Iran ‘Will Not Jeopardize Security’ Of Israel

President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia’s delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic’s military capability.

04/13/2015

Petro Poroshenko Speaking

Ukrainian President Denies There Was Agreement About Autonomy In Eastern Ukraine In Peace Deal

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms.

02/12/2015

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Top Military Commander: US To Start Training Ukrainian Soldiers Next Month

The U.S. military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Obama Considering Lethal Aid For Ukraine

Source tells the New York Times the administration is taking a fresh look at whether to send American weapons and military assistance to the struggling Ukrainian military.

02/02/2015

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Q&A With Former Russian Hockey Player Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Fetisov On “Red Army”

“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.

01/22/2015

Putin Speaking

Putin Scraps New Year’s Holidays For Government Workers

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year’s holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.

12/26/2014

Putin Speaking

Putin: Russia’s Economic Crisis Could Last Two Years At Most

Russia’s economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual end-of-year news conference.

12/18/2014

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