Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

The Russian government has issued a decree allowing young Syrians to study in Russian military schools for free if they have sufficient knowledge of Russian and pass the necessary exams. New Syrian cadets “will be accepted in military schools after a competition, within the limits allowed by the Russian law and in line with the […]

Russian delegation leaves OSCE PA session in protest over regulations violation

Russian delegation leaves OSCE PA session in protest over regulations violation

All Russian parliamentarians have left the current session of OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly as a protest against a blatant violation of the group’s regulations, apparently condoned by its newly elected chairman. The protest took place at the Wednesday session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe that is taking place […]

Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has won 1 million roubles in compensation from two people who disclosed details of his private life by describing a yacht trip with a former senior government official. On Monday a court in Russia’s Krasnodar Region ordered Anastasiya Vashukevich and Aleksandr Kirillov to pay Deripaska 500,000 roubles (just under $ 8,000) […]

French court drops money-laundering charges against Russian Senator Kerimov

French court drops money-laundering charges against Russian Senator Kerimov

A court in France’s Aix-en-Provence has cleared Russian senator and key shareholder in the country’s largest gold producer, Suleiman Kerimov, of money-laundering charges and changed his status to ‘witness.’ However, Nice Public Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre has indicated that his agency will analyze the decision and is likely to appeal it, Russian news agency RBC reported […]

Howard Dean gets earful for claim Ukraine’s anti-Semitism struggle is Russian disinformation

Howard Dean gets earful for claim Ukraine’s anti-Semitism struggle is Russian disinformation

The author of an article published in the Jewish-American press about anti-Semitic attacks in Ukraine has pushed back against progressive heartthrob Howard Dean, who suggested that the piece was inspired by Russian propaganda. Lev Golinkin wrote an open letter to Dean – former six-term governor of Vermont and Chair of the Democratic National Committee – […]

Russian Defense Minister calls for ‘symmetrical response’ to NATO activities near Western borders

Russian Defense Minister calls for ‘symmetrical response’ to NATO activities near Western borders

An increase in NATO activities forces Russia to undertake symmetrical measures to negate the emerging threats, Sergey Shoigu said at the outside session of the Defense Ministry’s collegium. The Russian minister noted that, in the first half of 2018, NATO conducted 13 large-scale military exercises involving over 40,000 servicemen and 2000 units of combat hardware […]

Russian navy unveils plan for specialized military police

Russian navy unveils plan for specialized military police

Russian Defense ministry has revealed plans to set up dedicated navy police that would replace marines in maintaining order on ships and coast facilities and preventing provocations in foreign ports. Unnamed sources in the Main Command of the Russian Navy told popular Russian daily Izvestia that the first navy police unit will start its service […]

Putin’s Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence

Putin’s Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence

In the eighty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Izvestia.  He discusses the implications of the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vienna and his meetings with the Austrian president and prime minister. In addition, Professor Kovacevic […]

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