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Volume of Russia’s Wealth Fund up $1.21 bln December, says Finance Ministry

As of January 1, 2021, the volume of the National Wealth Fund liquid part amounted to 7.5% of GDP, or 8.659 trillion rubles ($117.195 bln)

Akademik Treshnikov research vessel reaches Antarctic with first wintering team

In particular, the ship brought components for the new wintering complex for the Vostok station, as well as food for the Russian polar stations
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Akademik Treshnikov research vessel reaches Antarctic with first wintering team

In particular, the ship brought components for the new wintering complex for the Vostok station, as well as food for the Russian polar stations

Russian government coped with crisis in 2020, says Accounts Chamber

The 2020 economic crisis can be comparable or can be even above the Great Depression by its scale, head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin said
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Russian government coped with crisis in 2020, says Accounts Chamber

The 2020 economic crisis can be comparable or can be even above the Great Depression by its scale, head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin said

Seriousness of situation around Open Skies Treaty underestimated by Europeans -- diplomat

The Russian foreign ministry released a statement on Friday informing that Russia is beginning domestic procedures to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty «over the lack of progress in what concerns the removal of obstacles for its continuation in the ne
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Seriousness of situation around Open Skies Treaty underestimated by Europeans -- diplomat

The Russian foreign ministry released a statement on Friday informing that Russia is beginning domestic procedures to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty «over the lack of progress in what concerns the removal of obstacles for its continuation in the new conditions»

‘There at president's invitation’: Lawyer for ‘QAnon Shaman’ gives ‘bizarre’ interview comparing Trump to cult, asks for pardon

The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, dubbed the ‘QAnon Shaman’, has claimed his client entered the US Capitol at President Donald Trump’s “invitation” and a pardon would be “honorable.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘There at president's invitation’: Lawyer for ‘QAnon Shaman’ gives ‘bizarre’ interview comparing Trump to cult, asks for pardon

The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, dubbed the ‘QAnon Shaman’, has claimed his client entered the US Capitol at President Donald Trump’s “invitation” and a pardon would be “honorable.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Franklin Graham compares Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment to Judas’ betrayal of JESUS

Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham has taken a harsh stance against the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, comparing the “betrayal” to that of Judas turning on Jesus Christ. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Franklin Graham compares Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment to Judas’ betrayal of JESUS

Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham has taken a harsh stance against the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, comparing the “betrayal” to that of Judas turning on Jesus Christ. Read Full Article at RT.com

DOJ internal watchdog opens review into agency’s handling of Capitol riot, will assess if there are ‘weaknesses’ in policies

The US Department of Justice has said it is “initiating a review” of its own procedures and possible failings following the storming of the US Capitol last week by Trump supporters, which resulted in five deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DOJ internal watchdog opens review into agency’s handling of Capitol riot, will assess if there are ‘weaknesses’ in policies

The US Department of Justice has said it is “initiating a review” of its own procedures and possible failings following the storming of the US Capitol last week by Trump supporters, which resulted in five deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Sanctions guru’ who helped fire 1st shots in Russiagate saga to return as CIA’s deputy director under Biden

Joe Biden’s transition team has picked David Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, to reprise his role and help smooth things out for his future boss, career diplomat and intelligence outsider William Burns.  Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Sanctions guru’ who helped fire 1st shots in Russiagate saga to return as CIA’s deputy director under Biden

Joe Biden’s transition team has picked David Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, to reprise his role and help smooth things out for his future boss, career diplomat and intelligence outsider William Burns.  Read Full Article at RT.com

Senior Serbian politician to be inoculated with Russian vaccine against coronavirus

The country's parliamentary speaker, Ivica Dacic and Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin earlier got inoculated with Sputnik V
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Senior Serbian politician to be inoculated with Russian vaccine against coronavirus

The country's parliamentary speaker, Ivica Dacic and Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin earlier got inoculated with Sputnik V

NATO open for transparency dialogue with Russia over its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

NATO’s deputy spokesperson Piers Cazalet once again repeated the United States’ allegations that Russia was not fully implementing the Open Skies Treaty that had been used by Washington as a pretext to withdraw from that treaty in 2020
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NATO open for transparency dialogue with Russia over its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

NATO’s deputy spokesperson Piers Cazalet once again repeated the United States’ allegations that Russia was not fully implementing the Open Skies Treaty that had been used by Washington as a pretext to withdraw from that treaty in 2020

Even strongest countries couldn’t cope with pandemic alone, expert says

He noted that integration involves institutions that assume some of the functions of those they unite which expands opportunities for the participants
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Even strongest countries couldn’t cope with pandemic alone, expert says

He noted that integration involves institutions that assume some of the functions of those they unite which expands opportunities for the participants

54% of people believe Trump should be CRIMINALLY charged with inciting a riot following storming of Capitol – poll

More than half of participants in a recent poll think President Donald Trump should be charged with inciting a riot after a group of his supporters stormed the US Capitol last week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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54% of people believe Trump should be CRIMINALLY charged with inciting a riot following storming of Capitol – poll

More than half of participants in a recent poll think President Donald Trump should be charged with inciting a riot after a group of his supporters stormed the US Capitol last week. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tandem bus veers off New York road, leaving half DANGLING from overpass (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

A tandem bus in New York was left hanging from the edge of an overpass in the Bronx. Images from the scene show the articulated vehicle split along the joint and balancing on its front end, which rammed into the roadway below. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tandem bus veers off New York road, leaving half DANGLING from overpass (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

A tandem bus in New York was left hanging from the edge of an overpass in the Bronx. Images from the scene show the articulated vehicle split along the joint and balancing on its front end, which rammed into the roadway below. Read Full Article at RT.com

Man behind Twitch masturbation case sues Twitter for banning Trump & promoting ‘socialist propaganda’ from AOC & Ilhan Omar

Notoriously lawsuit-happy California man Erik Estavillo is back to sue again – and this time it’s Twitter for banning President Donald Trump and spreading “communist philosophies.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man behind Twitch masturbation case sues Twitter for banning Trump & promoting ‘socialist propaganda’ from AOC & Ilhan Omar

Notoriously lawsuit-happy California man Erik Estavillo is back to sue again – and this time it’s Twitter for banning President Donald Trump and spreading “communist philosophies.” Read Full Article at RT.com

In Georgia, an oligarch with echoes of Trump says he’s leaving politics. Many don’t believe him.

Bidzina Ivanishvili said he’s stepping away at the height of his influence to focus on philanthropy.
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In Georgia, an oligarch with echoes of Trump says he’s leaving politics. Many don’t believe him.

Bidzina Ivanishvili said he’s stepping away at the height of his influence to focus on philanthropy.

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte says women are not fit to be president

His latest disparaging remarks about women come amid speculation that his daughter will run for the presidency next year.
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Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte says women are not fit to be president

His latest disparaging remarks about women come amid speculation that his daughter will run for the presidency next year.

Canada has secured more vaccine doses per capita than anyone else, but it’s been slow to administer them

The country has access to up to 414 million doses for a population of 38 million. The United States is vaccinating people three times as fast.
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Canada has secured more vaccine doses per capita than anyone else, but it’s been slow to administer them

The country has access to up to 414 million doses for a population of 38 million. The United States is vaccinating people three times as fast.

Russia condemns acts of vandalism against Red Army monument in Czech Republic — diplomat

Moscow expects that the Czech authorities will hold the perpetrators responsible, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said
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Russia condemns acts of vandalism against Red Army monument in Czech Republic — diplomat

Moscow expects that the Czech authorities will hold the perpetrators responsible, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said

Poland’s plan to remove paratrooper monument violates obligations, says Moscow

Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova underlined that this memorial was partially destroyed, surnames of Soviet and Polish soldiers were removed, while the placard commemorating the feat of the paratroopers that landed at the site
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Poland’s plan to remove paratrooper monument violates obligations, says Moscow

Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova underlined that this memorial was partially destroyed, surnames of Soviet and Polish soldiers were removed, while the placard commemorating the feat of the paratroopers that landed at the site

‘I think he will fight’: UFC showdown talks between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White ‘to take place in Abu Dhabi on Friday’

UFC president Dana White has said he expects a «yes or no» on Khabib Nurmagomedov's future when the pair meet in a reported showdown on Friday, while the lightweight champion has produced an animation making light of negotiations. Read Full Articl
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‘I think he will fight’: UFC showdown talks between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White ‘to take place in Abu Dhabi on Friday’

UFC president Dana White has said he expects a «yes or no» on Khabib Nurmagomedov's future when the pair meet in a reported showdown on Friday, while the lightweight champion has produced an animation making light of negotiations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran shows military might in desert missile and drone exercise (VIDEO)

Tehran has kicked off its latest war game deep in the Iranian desert, showcasing the country’s surface-to-air missiles and cutting-edge drone technology. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran shows military might in desert missile and drone exercise (VIDEO)

Tehran has kicked off its latest war game deep in the Iranian desert, showcasing the country’s surface-to-air missiles and cutting-edge drone technology. Read Full Article at RT.com

All Russians detained in South Sudan released

Four people, including Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov and activist Pyotr Verzilov, were detained on January 13 in South Sudan’s Kapoeta on suspicion of possessing a drone for filming
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All Russians detained in South Sudan released

Four people, including Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov and activist Pyotr Verzilov, were detained on January 13 in South Sudan’s Kapoeta on suspicion of possessing a drone for filming

How Trump-allied foreign activists and dissidents responded to the U.S. Capitol siege

Activists and dissidents from all over the world embraced President Trump's backing, but the disputed U.S. election now casts an unwelcome shadow.
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How Trump-allied foreign activists and dissidents responded to the U.S. Capitol siege

Activists and dissidents from all over the world embraced President Trump's backing, but the disputed U.S. election now casts an unwelcome shadow.

Trump’s last days and the echo of one specific Hitler analogy

The 1923 Beer Hall Putsch is being invoked as a cautionary tale for Washington in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.
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Trump’s last days and the echo of one specific Hitler analogy

The 1923 Beer Hall Putsch is being invoked as a cautionary tale for Washington in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

Xiaomi shares plummet 11% after being blacklisted in US

On Thursday, the US defense department has expanded its list of Chinese companies operating in the United States and associated, according to Washington, with the Chinese military industry
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Xiaomi shares plummet 11% after being blacklisted in US

On Thursday, the US defense department has expanded its list of Chinese companies operating in the United States and associated, according to Washington, with the Chinese military industry

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