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[l] at 1/25/22 9:00am
Reading through what Liz Truss says and writes, it is difficult to keep a straight face. Her surname means “coward” in Russian. Liz Truss...Elizabeth Mary Truss. As a politician, she is all over the place. She started off with the Liberal Democrats, saw she was going nowhere then did a spectacular turncoat act and joined the Tories. She represents Her Majesty the Queen as her Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs but is allegedly said to have entertained Republican feelings in the past. So now, let us see what she has to say about Russia, the context of this piece. More insolence from a British Foreign Secretary

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[l] at 1/25/22 6:23am
Russia may make a decision on the deployment of nuclear weapons in Latin America within a week. Russia is ready to make a decision about the deployment of nuclear weapons, missiles, military bases and infrastructure in Latin American countries after the US and NATO give a written official response to Russia's security guarantees demands. Given the talks held on January 12 and 14 that the USA and NATO sabotaged, the latter will officially refuse to provide Russia with any security guarantees.

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[l] at 1/25/22 6:01am
On January 25, Russia's Southern Military District kicked off the operational readiness check at some of the military units deployed in the region, the press service of the district reports. More than 6,000 military personnel and more than 20 mobile field command posts are involved in the check. Formations of combined arms armies of the Southern Military District, the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense, the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla advanced to the areas of their deployment. According to the plan of the operational readiness check, UAVs, as well as reconnaissance troops — units of radiation, chemical and biological protection — ensure the protection of military hardware. The military police repel attacks of conditional enemy saboteurs.

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[l] at 1/25/22 4:34am
Russia and China held joint military exercises Peaceful Sea-2022 in the Arabian Sea, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said. "The joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise Peaceful Sea-2022 was held in the western part of the Arabian Sea," the ministry said in a statement. "During the exercise, the Russian warships, together with the Chinese Navy, carried out tactical maneuvering and search operations on a conditionally seized cargo ship — the Boris Butoma tanker.

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[l] at 1/25/22 2:17am
Epiphany dip led to a tragedy in the Leningrad region of Russia. A young woman took an ice plunge into a makeshift ice hole and never appeared on the surface again. The drama was unfolding before the eyes of her husband, children, relatives and friends. The tragic incident occurred on the night of January 19 in the village of Vyra in the Gatchina district of the Leningrad region of Russia. The 40-year-old mother of two jumped into the ice-cold water in a place that had not been equipped for the ritual. A man was standing next to her at the moment, watching the diving process, the woman's relatives, including her husband and child, were standing nearby. Everything happened instantly. Within a few seconds, everyone present realized that the woman had been carried away under the ice by the strong current of the Oredezh River.

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[l] at 1/24/22 9:38am
Russia unexpectedly decided to use Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bomber aircraft to perform training missions and practice strikes against enemy forces.  A group of Russian Tu-95 strategic rocket aircraft practiced flights in various meteorological conditions, at different times of the day, thereby demonstrating their readiness to act immediately when needed. The Russian Tu-95 strategic bomber and rocket aircraft were scrambled from Engels air base. Given the current tensions near the Russian borders, exercises conducted by Russian strategic aviation to practice combat missions seem particularly relevant.

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[l] at 1/24/22 9:05am
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez. During the conversation, Putin and Diaz-Canel discussed coordination of actions on the international arena, a message posted on the website of the Kremlin said.  “The presidents discussed issues of further coordination of actions of the two countries in the international arena in accordance with principles of strategic partnership and traditions of friendship and mutual understanding,” the message said.

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[l] at 1/24/22 8:55am
NATO's increasing military buildup in Eastern Europe could be part of the operation of the alliance to occupy the region under the pretext of protection from Russia's alleged aggression, Alexander Perendzhiev, a member of the expert council of Russian Officers told Pravda.Ru commenting on the latest move of the alliance to deploy additional forces in Eastern Europe. "It appears that NATO's group in Europe, and in fact the United States, is occupying Eastern Europe, allegedly under the pretext of the need to protect Europe from Russia's aggression," the political scientist said. NATO may subsequently use the troops deployed in Eastern Europe to conduct aggressive and provocative actions against Russia.

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[l] at 1/24/22 5:45am
NATO has been expanding its military presence in Eastern Europe lately in connection with the crisis around Ukraine. NATO countries are currently moving their ships and aircraft to the region, a message posted on the website of the North Atlantic Alliance says.  Denmark is sending a frigate to the Baltic Sea and deploying four F-16 fighters to Lithuania to patrol airspace; Spain is sending ships to join the naval forces of the alliance and is considering an opportunity to send fighter jets to Bulgaria. France set out its readiness to send a contingent of troops under NATO command to Romania. The Netherlands will send two F-35 fighters to Bulgaria, a Dutch Navy ship and several ground units will join NATO rapid reaction force. The United States is also considering a possibility to increase its military presence in Eastern Europe, NATO said. Australia and other NATO members evacuate personnel from Kiev Meanwhile, Australian authorities have started evacuating the families of diplomats from Kiev amid rising tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border, The Sydney Morning Herald said.  According to the publication, Canberra urged Australian citizens in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible for their safety. There are about 1,400 Australians staying in Ukraine, but the Australian government has not confirmed this information yet, the newspaper said. 

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[l] at 1/24/22 4:01am
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, in a post on his Telegram channel, declared Igor Kalyapin, a member of the Human Rights Council (HRC) under the President of Russia, and Elena Milashina, a Novaya Gazeta journalist, to be terrorists. According to Kadyrov, Kalyapin and Milashina gain profit from exploiting various issues related to the Chechen Republic. The journalist and HRC official develop scenarios to defame the Chechen Republic and its residents, the President of Chechnya claimed. Earlier, Kadyrov said that the former judge of the Supreme Court of Chechnya, Saydi Yangulbaev, was the embodiment of betrayal.

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[l] at 1/22/22 12:44am
I am writing you this to inform you of the situation in Italy after the latest government decrees: now the government issues one decree per week, tightening the noose just to keep lawyers in check, as well as citizens. There is a one-off fine of 100 euros for non-vaccinated citizens who are at least 50 years of age. For them, vaccination is deemed mandatory, but they still have to sign the "informed consent" before getting vaccinated with an experimental vaccine in order to relieve the government and doctors of any responsibility. The suspension without salary is foreseen for all public employees who have not been vaccinated or recovered for more than six months; this also includes the police and the military. Police officers under investigation are always suspended with half a salary so that they can buy food and pay bills. If a police officer is suspended because he/she has not been vaccinated deprives them of salary.

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[l] at 1/21/22 9:22am
On January 11, 2022, Russia launched its second serial missile submarine of Project 955 Borei-A. Borei-A submarine: An unpleasant surprise for Washington The submarine cruiser is the brainchild of the Rubin Design Bureau. The vessel was built for seven years. This is a second-to-none submarine, just like its four brothers that are already on combat duty. Prior to this, on December 25 last year, the new submarine was solemnly taken out of the boathouse. The submarine will have to undergo complex trials at all levels before it can be handed over to the navy in 12 months.

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[l] at 1/21/22 4:52am
KFC restaurant chain in the UK posted a photo of popular Dagestan dwarf blogger Khasbulla Magomedov (aka Hasbik) on Twitter. His picture was used in an advertising campaign of the fast food chain. The photo pictures Hasbik sitting on the front seat of a car and having a an expression of surprise on his face. The caption for the picture reads: When mum says "we've got food at home". Most UK users did not recognize Hasbik, who appeared in the ad of the fast food chain, but found the joke funny. Users from Russia also left a few comments in the post.

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[l] at 1/21/22 4:02am
US politicians suggest many absurd ideas pulling in different directions, Kremlin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, RIA Novosti reports. "The more projects that are absurd in terms of both content and proposed measures they suggest, the more those ideas are devalued," Peskov said. The Kremlin considers it inappropriate to comment on every such statement from US legislators, he added.

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[l] at 1/20/22 10:01am
According to economist Mikhail Khazin, Russia has effective leverage other than army bases in Latin America to counter USA's aggressive behaviour. It is not a single US base in Europe, but the entire military infrastructure of NATO in general that poses the main threat to NATO, the analyst believes. The alliance sticks to the same principle. "What is an army base? This is just a point on the map that can be entered into the coordinates of missiles. Any base on earth can be destroyed very quickly. The Americans are not concerned about this base, just like Russia is not concerned about bases in Poland or Romania," Mikhail Khan said during an interview for a YouTube channel.

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[l] at 1/20/22 9:10am
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation put forward a suggestion to ban the issuance, mining and circulation of cryptocurrencies in Russia. As bank representatives said, one should not ignore an increase in risks associated with crypto assets in Russia against the background of the fact that the Russian ruble is not a reserve currency. A report, which was published on the website of the Central Bank, highlights the need for a few amendments to the Russian legislation. Among other things, amendments suggest banning the issuance, mining and exchange of cryptocurrencies. The regulator also believes that banks should not invest their funds in digital assets, whereas operations to buy and sell cryptocurrencies for real money should be blocked. "To introduce a ban on investments by financial organizations in cryptocurrencies and related financial instruments, as well as on the use of both Russian financial intermediaries and the financial infrastructure of Russia to carry out transactions with cryptocurrencies and establish liability for violation of this ban," the report from the Central Bank said.

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[l] at 1/20/22 7:13am
2022. Suddenly the western media is trading stories about impending war, sabre rattling while TV stations parade Victoria Nuland as some form of oracle So we wake up in 2022 and take a look around us. The first words that spring to mind are “What the...?” We have stories of the British supplying weapons systems to Ukraine so that people can be murdered, we have Victoria Nuland paraded on SKY News claiming that Russia’s moves are typical of a country that is possibly intending to conduct a false flag event, attacking its own troops and blaming Ukraine and creating a pretext to invade. All this while the social media has gone wild with stories about “Putin” wanting “Lebensraum” for Russians. And yes, it must be true, because I saw it on the Internet! And on television! Hey, wait a moment here guys, calm down, take a seat, make yourselves a nice cup of coffee, whoa! Hold your horses! Breathe deeply. What brought all of this on suddenly? Is someone trying to find a story to take our minds off Covid? Does someone have political problems at home? Are we following the notion, If you want to control a guy, make him afraid? Is NATO making yet another attempt at self-justification?

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[l] at 1/20/22 6:33am
On Wednesday, January 19, members of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, led by party leader Gennady Zyuganov, submitted a bill to the State Duma appealing to Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk and People's Republic of Luhansk. The document was published on the database of electronic documents of the State Duma. In addition, the MPs ask the head of state to consider holding talks with the leadership of the breakaway republics as soon as possible to create a legal basis for interstate relations to regulate all aspects of cooperation and mutual assistance, including security issues. As the authors of the appeal note, the current authorities of Ukraine have become intolerant of the historically established norms of life, nor do they accept the will and religion of those residing in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, having forced residents of individual regions to hold a referendum in May 2014 to vote for their self-identification.

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[l] at 1/20/22 6:15am
Six large landing ships of the Russian Navy are heading to the Black Sea. Representative for the Swedish Ministry of Defense said that six Russian large landing ships, fully loaded with unknown weapons, were seen in the waters of the Baltic Sea, which moved towards the Black Sea. Russia has never sent such a large number of large landing ships to the Black Sea. This caused serious concerns in the West, especially against the background of the fact that Russia has deployed military field camps near the eastern borders of Ukraine, and sent troops to the territory of the neighboring state of Belarus as part of preparations for military exercises that are to take place in February.

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[l] at 1/20/22 5:55am
The Russian military may deploy military bases and infrastructure in Vietnam. Such a move will come as an extremely big surprise for the United States. Iran could also be an option, and that would put not only the United States, but US allies throughout the region, including Israel, at risk. The appearance of Russian army bases in the above-mentioned countries is not going to be either advertised or announced. On their part, Vietnam and Iran will receive Russian weapons for their protection. "We could deploy weapons in Venezuela or Cuba. However, who needs that in our times? This is ridiculous! This is not what the Americans are afraid of. They fear that Russia will join efforts with Iran. We did not fight in Vietnam, but it was Soviet aircraft and Soviet missiles that shot down all US airplanes in Vietnam. This is the worst scenario for the United States — Russia is washing her hands, and Russian missiles can fly from anywhere in the world," Russian military expert Ivan Konovalov said, Avia.pro publication said.

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[l] at 1/20/22 4:48am
Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the State Duma Committee for Defence, said that Russia does not need military infrastructure in Latin America — the country has Zircon hypersonic missiles instead. According to Kartapolov, Russia does not need to deploy military bases in either Cuba or Venezuela, since the Russian army has hypersonic missiles in service. A ship or a submarine armed with Zircons can go on combat missions from anywhere in the Atlantic Ocean and then leave, Kartapolov said. A military base is an immovable and therefore a vulnerable object, so Russia is unlikely to deploy such infrastructure in Latin America, he added.

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