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FSB special purpose units continue drills in Crimea

FSB special purpose units continue drills in Crimea

Special purpose units of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) is holding the second stage of large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea. A total of about 2,000 servicemen are taking part in the exercise, which are being …

Trump #039reaffirms Transatlantic unity in holding Russia accountable#039 over Ukraine

Trump 'reaffirms Transatlantic unity in holding Russia accountable' over Ukraine

US President Donald Trump reiterated in a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni the US determination to maintain transatlantic accord in …

Russia#039s FSB special purpose units to hold drills in Crimea

Russia's FSB special purpose units to hold drills in Crimea

Special purpose units of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) will conduct large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea on May 24-29. "A total of about 2,000 servicemen will take part in the exercise," Sputnik …

Air assault battalion to be formed in Crimea by December

Air assault battalion to be formed in Crimea by December

A separate air assault battalion of the 7th Guards air assault (mountain) division will be formed in Crimea by December 1, 2017, the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov said. …

Black Sea fleet warships conduct live firing drills

Black Sea fleet warships conduct live firing drills

The Bora-class Samum hoverborne guided missile corvette and two missile boats of the Black Fleet completed training exercises to neutralize sea and air targets in naval drills, chief of the Black Fleet Information Activities Office, …

Victory banners raised at three mountain peaks in Crimea

Victory banners raised at three mountain peaks in Crimea

Today, Crimean rescuers raised "Victory Banners" at three mountain peaks to celebrate the Victory Day. Banners were raised at Ai-Petri at an altitude of 1234m, on top of Subluk-Kaya and South Demerdzhi. …

Simferopol hosts Victory Parade for first time in 26 years

Simferopol hosts Victory Parade for first time in 26 years

Simferopol, the capital of Russia's Republic of Crimea, hosted its first military parade since 1991 to honor the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. The parade, involving some 1000 troops …

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces conditions for inspections of Crimea

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces conditions for inspections of Crimea

Russia is ready to host inspectors, observers and assessment groups in Crimea, but in accordance with the  Vienna Document, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary on the State Department's regular report on Adherence to and …

Constructing EU army will ossify defunct ideologies and Cold-War enmities

Constructing EU army will ossify defunct ideologies and Cold-War enmities

Reunification with Crimea was surely a pale reflection of recent US military interventions

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine is increasing the military presence of government forces near its borders with Russia's Republic of Crimea, the head of Crimea’s government committee for inter-ethnic relations, Zaur Smirnov said. …

Tillerson briefs Poroshenko on sanctions imposed on Russia

Tillerson briefs Poroshenko on sanctions imposed on Russia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the sanctions imposed on Russia would remain in place, US Department of State acting spokesman …

Crimea to establish association of friends

Crimea to establish "association of friends"

The association of "friends of Crimea", which will unite politicians and economists from different countries, will be established in October of this year.  Ex-adviser of former French President Nicolas …

Precious Christian artifact found in Crimea

Precious Christian artifact found in Crimea

The archaeologists working on the excavations of the Byzantine temple, discovered the base of a basilica. The xperts suggest that it was built more than 1500 years ago. The excavations are conducted on the territory of the ICC …

Does Kerch Strait ferry line change route?

Does Kerch Strait ferry line change route?

The Kerch Strait ferry line can change the route during the time of the bridge construction. According to the experts, such a measure will allow to differentiate cargo flows: passengers and buses will follow the Crimea-Port Caucasus …

Kerch ferry service resumes its work after storm

Kerch ferry service resumes its work after storm

Kerch ferry service has resumed its work this morning after storm. This was reported by a representative of the company "Marine Directorate". …

Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Crimea’s government is considering setting up an offshore zone on the peninsula, the head of Crimea Sergey Akksenov said. "The idea is only being discussed,” including by the Russian Ministry of …

UN court rejects Ukraine#039s case against Russia

UN court rejects Ukraine's case against Russia

The International Court of Justice rejected Ukraine's request for measures aimed at blocking Russian support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, saying Kiev did not provide enough evidence to back up its claim that Moscow sponsored terrorism by …

Heroes of Arsenal ship sinks in Black Sea

Heroes of Arsenal ship sinks in Black Sea

The Heroes of Arsenal cargo ship sank on Wednesday in the Black Sea with three people having been rescued and other still missing, the Crimean department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "On April 19, 2017, the Heroes …

Germany bans textbooks with Russia#039s Crimea map - media

Germany bans textbooks with Russia's Crimea map - media

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) withdrew its approval for a textbook over a map showing Crimea as part of Russia.  The BAMF press office in Nuremberg expressed regret for the printing of "a faulty …

Italian Vessel seized in Russia#039s Kerch

Italian Vessel seized in Russia's Kerch

Crimean border guards have seized an Italian tugboat for violating Russian maritime border laws, and have arrested the crew members on board, Russia's Federal Security Service in Crimea said. The tugboat Aran, registered in Italy, …

Russia#039s tour price for hajj lowest in world

Russia's tour price for hajj lowest in world

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The number of pilgrims from Crimea, travelling with Russian passports, is increasing

Russia#039s Black Sea fleet holding missile-firing drills in Crimea

Russia's Black Sea fleet holding missile-firing drills in Crimea

The warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are carrying out missile-firing drills in Crimea, Russia's Black Sea Fleet spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said. "In accordance with the combat training plan, …

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia#039s participation in Eurovision

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia's participation in Eurovision

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will exert necessary efforts to guarantee the participation of Russia's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the chairman of the Reference Group of the Eurovision Frank-Dieter …

Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force has wrapped up its large-scale drills at the Opuk training range in Crimea, TASS citing the Defense Ministry’s press office report. "During the drills, the paratroopers acting as part of a rapid …

Ukraine’s SBU to probe Eurovision contestant from Armenia

Ukraine’s SBU to probe Eurovision contestant from Armenia

Ukraine’s Intelligence agency, the SBU, will probe Armenian singer Artsvik Harutyunyan in order to find out if they had ever violated the country’s laws, the SBU Speaker Yelena Gitlyanskaya …

 Ancient head found during bridge construction in Crimea

Ancient head found during bridge construction in Crimea

A terracotta head was discovered by archaeologists during the underwater excavations in the area of ​​construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait. Scientists believe that this is an image of an ancient Greek deity, made in the form of a …

 Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Some 350 Airborne Forces troops from 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division were airdropped to the peninsula during the second day of the military exercises, involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, …

 Fillon about West#039s position on Crimea: we changed borders ourselves

Fillon about West's position on Crimea: we changed borders ourselves

People have a fundamental right to decide on their own future, the presidential candidate of the French centre-right Francois Fillon said during the pre-election debate, broadcast by TF1 on Monday, when discussing …

 Permanent Representative: Crimea to continue inviting European politicians

Permanent Representative: Crimea to continue inviting European politicians

Crimea will continue to show the real situation to European politicians despite a ban on such visit imposed by Ukraine, Crimea’s Vice Premier and Permanent Representative to the Russian President, Georgy Muradov, …

Drills of Russia#039s Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills of Russia's Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea’s Opuk firing range on Monday, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, who is …