All posts tagged Russia

September 24, 2016, by VOANews

The Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing unnamed sources, reported this week that before the next presidential election, scheduled for March 2018, the Kremlin plans to create a gigantic new ministry that […]

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Bulgarian PM slams Russian MP’s ‘I’ll buy Bulgaria’ comment

September 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has sharply condemned a comment by Russian MP Pyotr Tolstoy who said that he would “will buy all of Bul ...


EU preparing meeting with Russia on Bulgaria gas hub – report

September 19, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The European Commission is working on preparations to host a Bulgaria-Russia-EU meeting to discuss the proposed gas hub near the Bulgarian port of Var ...


Putin’s party retains power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections

September 19, 2016, by VOANews

Early election results show Russia’s ruling party has won Sunday’s parliamentary election, amid reports of election violations and visible ...

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    Ukraine, Russia clash over upcoming Duma elections
    September 13, 2016, by The Kyiv Post

    As elections to Russian parliament, Duma, approach, Ukraine says it will not allow Russian polling stations on its territory – even if they are placed in the diplomatic establishments. Both […]

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    Putin’s gamble on Russia’s Duma elections
    September 12, 2016, by Nikolay Petrov of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    The forthcoming Duma elections are the first of the new, post-Crimean annexation era and the first elections since 2003 to use the mixed electoral system. They also provide an important […]

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    Ukraine president: Nato membership remains strategic goal
    September 7, 2016, by VOANews

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said NATO membership remains a “strategic goal” and “an unwavering course” for his country. Speaking to lawmakers at the opening of Ukraine’s new parliament session Tuesday, […]

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    Poland monitors Russia’s snap military drills
    August 26, 2016, by The Warsaw Voice

    Polish armed forces are constantly monitoring the situation in connection with information on Russia putting troops on full combat mode, Ministry of Defence said Thursday after briefing of the representatives […]