Andrei Baklanov

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Vladimir Putin: Russia is ally of Islamic world

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a welcome letter to the participants of the annual meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision 'Russia - Islamic World', which is being held in Kazan. The Russian Deputy …

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Saudi Arabia launches new oil race

Recall that on Saturday Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud abolished the Ministry of Oil and dismissed the oil minister Ali al-Naimi, organizing the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, appointing the former …

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Parliamentary elections underway in Syria

More than 7000 polling stations opened in Syria at 07:00 local time (coinciding with Moscow time) amid tight security measures. The voting will last until 19:00 pm local time. The Syrian Interior Minister Mohammed …

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 Geneva 2016 defines plan for future of Syria

The UN Secretary General's special envoy Staffan de Mistura introduced the 12-point draft document on the future political structure of Syria after the first round of inter-Syrian talks in Geneva. Staffan de Mistura also …

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Russia withdraws, Assad stays

The decision to withdraw the Russian Air and Space Forces is well-timed – elections are due to take place in Syria in April

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Will new inter-Syrian talks repeat the fate of Geneva-2?

The new round of inter-Syrian negotiations in Geneva is not encouraging, and this is connected with the position of the moderate opposition, which announced at the beginning of the meeting that the resignation of President Bashar ...

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Counting of votes at elections in Iran completed

The counting of votes at the elections to the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts finished in Iran. According to Interior Ministry of Iran, reformers received at least 85 seats in the Majlis, moderates received 73 seats, conservatives …

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Syrian opposition supports two week ceasefire

The Syrian opposition has confirmed its readiness to maintain a ceasefire for two weeks. "The Supreme Committee for Negotiations (SCN) believes that a preliminary ceasefire for a period of two weeks will allow the other party to …

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Experts: Russia clashes with Erdogan, not Turkey

It is necessary to clearly separate the Turkish leadership, which organized the diplomatic conflict with Russia through the destruction of the Russian Su-24, and the Turkish people, who are interested in maintaining friendly relations with …

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Iranian-Saudi conflict: an expected surprise

The diplomatic conflict which arose between Saudi Arabia and Iran was "an expected surprise", the participants of the round table discussion on the possible implications of the crisis in relations between Riyadh and Tehran said …

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Kerry: Russia and US can cooperate despite differences

Negotiations have been held in Moscow between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry. It was expected that the central topic of the meeting will be the situation in Syria and the prospects ...

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