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Tandemocracy

The two Russian leaders have a plan with which they have agreed the mutual exchange of roles: Dmitry Medvedev is younger by birth, in the spirit and is liked by Westeners, while Vladimir Putin knows how to take the reins of a nation that more than anything wants continuity, in general seeing change as a great unknown factor that is always best to avoid. 339 more words

Russia

Vladimir Putin Is Escalating, Is Emotional, And Hasn't Spoken To President Poroshenko For 11 Days

In a closed session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a high-ranking Ukrainian official just shared the Ukrainian government’s current view of the conflict with Russia: 278 more words

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Russia Threatens Ukraine With Forced Default Over $3 Billion Loan

Russia is threatening to call in its $3 billion loan to Ukraine early in a move that could push the war-torn country into default.

Last week Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced that Ukraine had breached the terms on the loan that was agreed between Moscow and then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the country following mass protests in the capital Kiev last year. 388 more words

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U.S. to close 15 military bases in Europe, as Russia's presence grows

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Adam Kredo reports for The Washington Free Beacon, Jan. 9, 2015, that the U.S. military is set to shutter 15 sites across Europe and reduce the number of active personnel stationed in these areas as the result of a wide-ranging restructuring… 964 more words

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Dr. Eowyn reblogged this on Fellowship of the Minds and commented:

After provoking a new Cold War with Moscow -- imposing economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, specifically Crimea -- the U.S. is retreating from Europe with the closure of 15 military bases. At a minimum, Obama's foreign policy is a mess of confusion and mixed messages. At a maximum, he's doing this by design. Remember his whispered words to then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, March 26, 2012? Not realizing his words would be picked up by live microphones, Obama signaled to Medvedev that — wink, wink, nudge, nudge — he’ll be much freer to act as he pleases after he’s won reelection: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility” to deal with missile defense by tearing down America’s missile shield. Then he asked for Russia’s patience — for more “space” and “time.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFR8DbSRQE] See also "U.S. physicist Tom Fife: Obama was groomed to be President by Soviet Communists"

Resurrection of the Dead

The resurrection of the body is an essential Christian doctrine. Three early creeds – The Apostles’ Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Athanasian Creed – all state that the dead shall rise [1]: 706 more words

Putin's Secret Plan

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In December 2012, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s Prime Minister, was asked by a reporter about any “secret alien” files known to him. 728 more words

Russia plans new measures to stabilise the rouble

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Russia is planning new measures to stabilise the rouble to try to stem its recent slump against the dollar. 759 more words

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