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Putin Prioritizes Keeping the Pace in Modernization of Armed Forces

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Staring today, Russia is working with prioritized indicators to modernize its armed forces types, as directed by President Vladimir Putin at a meeting yesterday with senior military and industry representatives. During the meeting held in Sochi, the president said that towards the end of this summer every military body must meet the planned parameters of modernization of its armament, and defined the corresponding figures, according to the TASS news agency.

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Putin Warned that Problems with the West Harm Ties with Germany

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that the problems between Russia and the West influence bilateral relations with Germany, whose senior officials were absent at the stop for the victory against fascism. Putin stressed at the start of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, visible problems between the two countries and urged fix ‘the sooner the better “, he said.

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Russia Warns about Rise of Neo-Nazi Movement in Europe

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Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov warned today about the rise of neo-Nazi movement in European countries, which he described as an “evident threat”. In an interview with Russia Today International television channel, Ivanov said “In the Baltic countries, in Ukraine, the Nazis march openly: carrying torches, Nazi symbols, for all to see”. Moscow is very concerned with the inaction of the local authorities, who do not even try to put an end to this, he added.

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Western Media Gives Little Attention to Massacre in Odessa

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A year after the massacre in Odessa by Ukrainian government supporters, the Russian foreign ministry condemned today the little attention given to the massacre in European and US news, as part of the “information warfare and manipulation of the media”. According to the Russian foreign ministry, Western media has given little attention to the events from May 2 last year, when Ukrainian radicals set fire to the Trade Union House in Odessa, killing 48 and injuring over 200 people inside.

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Stronger Cuba-Russia Strategic Links after Vicepresidents Visit

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Cuban Vicepresident Ricardo Cabrisas concludes today after a week of fruitful talks and tangible results in the purpose of relaunching the strategic association with Russia, in a comprehensive and long-term relation. Cabrisas headed a ministerial delegation to the special sesión of the Intergovernmental Commission for economic, commercial, scientific and technical collaboration that ended in the signing of ten agreements in different áreas.

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Russian Minister Considers Coup in Ukraine a Tragedy

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Ukraine is the worst tragedy in the chain of the so-called “color revolutions,” said today Russian Defense Minister Serguei Shigu when opening the 4th International Conference on Security in Moscow.

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Fidel Castro Meets with Russian Prime Minister

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Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, met with Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in a fraternal and friendly atmosphere, media reported in this capital today. According to the note, the exchange of views between them covered the impressions of the visit to Cuba of the Russian leader, the signing of important agreements between the two countries, and other international issues.

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APEC Statement for Food and Energy Security

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Moscow, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Final Statement of the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum is for food and energy security and the struggle against corruption, as well as a solution to the European crisis. The document approved in Vladivostok says it is necessary to increase agriculture productivity and guarantee good working and investment conditions to small growers.

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Russia Reiterates Rejection of Attacks in Tatarstan

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Moscow, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Russia will never be divided by religions or nationalities, said President Vadimir Putin, who reiterated his rejection of terrorism in all its forms while visiting the Republic of Tatarstan on Tuesday. Speaking at the town of Bolgar, as part of a working visit to the aforementioned Russian republic.

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Russia’s Premier Medvedev meets Cuban President

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has met on Wednesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, who kicked off on Tuesday a working visit to Russia. The Cuban head of state arrived in the Russian capital, Moscow, after touring long-time friends China and Vietnam.