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December, 2019

  • 30 December

    Putin Thanks Trump As Russia Foils New Year’s Terrorist Attack

    Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has thanked his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, for intelligence that helped foil “acts of terrorism” on Russian soil. Presidents Putin and Trump spoke on the phone on Sunday, the Kremlin disclosed in a statement. The Kremlin said the information came via intelligence services, but it …

  • 19 December

    Russia Vows To Appeal Four-year Ban From Major Sporting Competitions

    Russia has announced that it would appeal the four-year ban from all major sporting competitions by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The country’s anti-doping agency, Rusada, stated this in a statement issued on Thursday. Wada’s Executive Committee had last week banned Russia from all major sporting activities for four years …

  • 9 December

    Russia Banned From 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2022 Winter Olympics

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from participating in global sporting events for four years, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory. The decision was announced by James Fitzgerald, WADA spokesperson, after the agency’s …

  • 3 December

    Pilot Blamed For Plane Crash That Killed 41 In Russia

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    Denis Evdokimov, a Russian pilot, has been blamed for the deaths of 41 people in a crash-landing incident at Moscow Airport earlier this year, Russian media has said. Russia’s Investigative Committee plans to charge Evdokimov with causing death by negligence, following investigation into the May crash, the Kommersant Daily reports. …

October, 2019

  • 26 October

    The Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Russia, By Garba Shehu

    President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from his four-day visit to the Russian Republic extremely happy with the success of the visit, which outcome is the best response to a few skeptical audiences back home, including a toxic newspaper editorial, “Buhari, Stay On Your Job,” by the Lagos-based Punch Newspaper …

  • 25 October

    Soldier Shoots Eight Colleagues Dead At Military Base

    A Russian soldier on Friday, killed eight of his colleagues and injured two at a military base. According to the Mail, the soldier opened fire at a base in Russia’s Transbaikal Region, Russian media quoted the Russian Defence Ministry as saying.    Read Also: My Uncle, Four Others Raped Me, Inmate Of …

  • 24 October

    Sochi: Fani-Kayode Commends Buhari Over Pact With Russia

    Femi Fani-Kayode, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the bi-lateral agreements he reached with Russia President, Vladimir Putin, on the sideline of the ongoing Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi. According to a statement issued on Wednesday by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President …

September, 2019

  • 27 September

    Russia Detains Over 400 North Korean Fishermen Operating Near Its Coast

    Russian coastguard said on Friday that it has detained more than 400 North Korean fishermen in September on allegations of illegal operation in Russian territorial waters. Russia’s coastguard announced that 262 North Korean fisherman were detained between September 23 to 27, 2019 with about 30,000 allegedly poached squid seized in …

  • 13 September

    Ukraine Prepares For Further Prisoner Exchange With Russia

    Ukraine on Friday expressed its readiness for a further prisoner exchange with Russia, Ukrainian President; Volodymyr Zelensky said days after a combined 70 prisoners were exchanged between the sides. Zelensky said after the release of our political prisoners and sailors, we were preparing new lists and waiting for the next …

  • 9 September

    Google, Facebook Reject Russia’s Allegations Of Meddling In Elections 

    US internet companies Google and Facebook on Monday rejected Moscow’s allegations that they had interfered in Russian elections by running political ads during the voting day. The search engine Google and the social network Facebook said in separate statements that it was the advertisers who were responsible in the matter, …

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