Andrei Baklanov

First round of sanctions on Iran come into effect

The US resumed the sanctions against Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The restrictions will cover the automotive sector, the purchase and sale of gold and key metals. US …

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BRICST: to be or not to be?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, said that Turkey is ready to join the group, and even proposed a new name - BRICST. Vestnik Kavkaza asked the experts …

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Historic Putin-Trump summit starts in Helsinki

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have started bilateral negotiations in the Helsinki’s presidential palace. The meeting began nearly an hour later than planned. …

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Date and venue of Putin-Trump meeting revealed

The summit of Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will be held in Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin press service said today. "Under the agreement, the meeting between Russian …

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Will ISIS and Al-Qaeda unite?

ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups can unite, director of the Executive Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, Yevgeny Sysoyev, warned during the anti-terrorist forum in …

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"US and Russia are already friends"

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, responding to questions from Twitter users at the official page of the US Embassy in Russia, said that Russia and the United States are friends. "I think that we are already …

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Will Turkey give US 'Ottoman slap'?

Ankara may give Washington an 'Ottoman slap', Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, stressing that all NATO members are equal with the US. "It is clear that those who say 'we will …

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Damascus starts eliminating Jabhat al-Nusra

Syrian troops and militia forces have started to eliminate Jabhat al-Nusra militants surrounded in the eastern part  of the Idlib province, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a …

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What does 2017 bring for Middle East?

The defeat of militants in Syria, the fulfillment of the OPEC deal, the strengthening of Russia's positions and the collapse of the US positions became key events of 2017 in the Middle East, the experts told the correspondents of Vestnik …

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 Will Russia keep peace between US and North Korea?

Russia is ready to act as a mediator between the United States and North Korea, but the conflicting sides should give their consent to this, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Russia is ready if both sides need …

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What will Putin and Erdogan discuss in Ankara?

Syria and Jerusalem will be the main topics of today's talks between Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, the deputy head of the Council of the Russian Diplomats Association, Andrey Baklanov, and …

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What will Putin and Erdogan to discuss in Sochi?

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Russia's Sochi today. On the eve of the event, the experts told Vestnik Kavkaza about the most …

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 World supports Iraq's territorial integrity

Moscow supports Iraq's territorial integrity, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement following a referendum on independence held in Iraqi Kurdistan. Morever, Moscow calls for both Baghdad and Erbil to resolve all the disagreements …

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