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TASS: Russia’s newest nuclear submarine on its way to base in Arctic

This undated photo shows the nuclear-powered Kazan submarine. (PHOTO / RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY / CHINADAILY.COM.CN) Russian navy's newest nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Generalissimo Suvorov is on its way to a temporary base for the Northern Fleet in the Arctic, the TASS news agency reported on Tuesday, citing an unidentified defense source. "Recently, the submarine cruiser […]

IAEA establishes mission at Ukraine’s nuclear plant

A file photo taken on Sept 20, 2022 shows the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Ukraine. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV/ANKARA/ZAGREB – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the support and assistance mission at the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant (NPP) in southern Ukraine, IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on Monday. "We are here […]

Putin orders Christmas truce with Ukraine on Jan 6-7

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with senior military officers in Moscow, Russia on Dec 21, 2022. (VADIM SAVITSKY / SPUTNIK / RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to start a 36-hour truce along the entire […]

UN hopeful for Russian fertilizer exports breakthrough

A tractor sprays organic liquid fertilizer in a field at the Vargem Dourada farm in Padre Bernardo, Goias State, Brazil, on May 19, 2022. Fearing that the conflict in Ukraine will disrupt its crucial supply of fertilizer imports, Brazil´s agricultural sector is increasingly turning to natural alternatives, including remineralizers, or "agrominerals" — pulverized, nutrient-rich rocks […]

PM: Russian economy effectively withstands Western pressure

People stroll on Red Square in downtown Moscow on June 20, 2022. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) MOSCOW — Western countries attempted to destroy the Russian economy but they underestimated its resilience, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Tuesday. "The measures implemented by the government on the instructions of the president to ensure economic development […]