Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Tag Archives: Russia

Russia transgender woman wins case

SAINT PETERSBURG: When Anastasia, a Russian transgender woman, took her employer to court for firing her after a gender reassignment operation, she did not expect to win. “I knew the chances were slim, I understand what country I live in,” the 43-year-old told AFP in her native Saint Petersburg. But ...

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Japan protests over planned Russian drills on Kuril Islands

TOKYO: The Japanese government has lodged a protest with Russia over Moscow’s plans to hold a military exercise in the area of the disputed Kuril Islands, referred to by Tokyo as the Northern Territories, the Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Japanese Foreign Ministry. “This does not correspond ...

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Russia, China to conduct research using underwater drones

BEIJING: Russian and Chinese scientists will conduct a joint investigation using unmanned underwater vehicle (UUVs), Alexander Shcherbatyuk, the director of the Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Sputnik on Wednesday. “The Chinese side should bring the equipment and we ...

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Turkey to face ‘grave consequences’ for acquisition of Russian S-400: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Turkey’s military relationship with the United States will face serious consequences if Ankara takes possession of the Russian S-400 air defence system, Defence Department spokesperson Charlie Summers told reporters. “If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequence in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots and the F-35s,” ...

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India signs $3b nuclear-powered submarine deal with Russia

NEW DELHI: India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against Pakistan and China, media reports said. The deal – which according to the reports took months to negotiate – comes as tensions ...

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Turkey rejects US patriot offer amid row over Russian S-400

MOSCOW: The United States has been pressing Turkey, its NATO ally, to reject a plan to purchase Russia’s cutting-edge S-400 missile systems, which Turkey estimates to be three times cheaper than a $3.5 billion order for US anti-aircraft weapons. Turkey has rejected the offer by the United States on the sale of US ...

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Pakistan signs $10 bn gas pipeline agreement with Russia

ISLAMABAD: As a major sign of increasing economic cooperation, Pakistan and Russia on Wednesday signed an inter corporate agreement for the laying of more than 1,500 km offshore gas pipeline costing $10 billion that would be transporting natural gas from the Russian gas company Gazprom’s sources in the Middle East ...

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Russia denies its missile violates INF treaty

MOSCOW: The Russian 9M729 land-based cruise missile, contrary to the allegations of the United States, does not fall under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), senior Russian officials said. “Russia has fulfilled and continues to strictly observe the provisions of the treaty and does not allow any violations,” said Lt.-Gen. ...

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