Putin reviving the KGB? New Russian security service could soon mirror Soviet-era agency

Russian President Vladimir Putin has plans to create new security service that will closely mirror the Soviet-era KGB, according to a report Monday from the Russian newspaper Kommersant. Kremlin sources said the “Ministry for State Security” — which …

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Bulgarian President resurrects idea of South stream

South Stream later transformed into Turkish Stream. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has expressed his views in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant that Bulgaria needs direct shipments of Russian gas via a pipeline through the Black Sea.

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Russia Suggests It Could Offer Snowden Asylum

Yet speaking to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, said: “If such an appeal is given, it will be considered. We’ll act according to facts.” Peskov’s comments were widely carried by the Russian media, which have …

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Russian strongman spoke to Erdogan 20 times, double that of other world leaders

In the final year of Vladimir Putin´s third term as president of Russia, he spoke to Erdogan 20 times, double that of other world leaders, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant. Days after Putin was sworn in as president of his country for the …

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin say US ‘wrong’ to abandon Iran nuclear deal

According to Russian newspaper Kommersant, in the final year of Putin’s third term as president, he spoke to Erdogan 20 times, double that of other world leaders. Relations between Turkey and the US are strained over multiple issues including Washington’s …

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Israel to Russia – We sat out Western sanctions, so help us in Mideast

“We value these relations with Russia,” Lieberman said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant. “Even when our close partners pressured us, as in the case of sanctions against Russia, we did not join them,” he said, alluding to …

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Israel bucked pressure to join sanctions on Moscow, Liberman tells Russian media

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman lauded Israel’s “special relationship” with Russia citing Israel’s resisting of pressure to join western sanctions on Moscow in an interview with Russian newspaper Kommersant daily on Thursday, while simultaneously …

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Israel to Russia: We sat out Western sanctions, so help us in Mideast

“We value these relations with Russia,” Lieberman said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant. “Even when our close partners pressured us, as in the case of sanctions against Russia, we did not join them,” he said, alluding to …

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