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July 6, 2016

How Russia Will Use Brexit to Fight Sanctions

FORECAST EU sanctions against Russia are all but guaranteed to remain in place through 2016, but Moscow will work in the second half of the year to get them eased in 2017.Russia will capitalize on divisions in the European Union, which will only widen in the wake of Brexit, to oppose sanctions.Moscow will step lightly, however, to avoid provoking its European rivals ahead of the next sanctions vote.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/07/how-russia-will-use-brexit-to-fight-sanctions/
May 23, 2016

Is it in Europe’s Interest to Push Russia into China’s Arms?

No mention in the media of the dangerous increase in the tension between Europe and Russia and yet Nato has just made operational in Romania a missile system, the ABM, which the United States has declared will protect it from “rogue” states, like Iran.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/05/is-it-in-europes-interest-to-push-russia-into-chinas-arms/
March 15, 2016

African Nations & Russia Protest UN Stamps on Gay, Lesbian Rights

When the UN Postal Administration recently unveiled a set of six new commemorative stamps -- as part of a global campaign promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities -- it did not expect a furious backlash as it did, mostly from the 54 members of the African Group and from Russia, a veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/03/african-nations-russia-protest-un-stamps-on-gay-lesbian-rights/
January 19, 2016

Can Russia handle the flood of Ukrainian immigrants?

According to official data released by the Russian Government, since April 2014 more than one million Ukrainian refugees have sought refuge in Russia. Despite these figures the Government has not acknowledged that there is a migrant crisis. Some Russian politicians have gone so far as to say that the international community should follow the Russian model in dealing with large numbers of refugees.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/01/can-russia-handle-the-flood-of-ukrainian-immigrants/
September 24, 2015

U.S., Russian Arms Supplies to Iraq, Syria a Blessing to Rebel Groups

The United States and Russia are escalating arms sales to two of their major allies in the Middle East – Iraq and Syria – despite fears that some of these weapons may ultimately wind up, ironically, in the hands of armed rebel groups battling government forces.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/09/u-s-russian-arms-supplies-to-iraq-syria-a-blessing-to-rebel-groups/
June 12, 2015

Chechen Media Outlet Issues Death Threats against Russian Journalist

Press freedom groups are condemning veiled death threats against Novaya Gazeta correspondent Elena Milashina by a Chechen online news portal last month.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/06/chechen-media-outlet-issues-death-threats-against-russian-journalist/
April 27, 2015

Middle East Conflicts Trigger New U.S.-Russia Arms Race

The escalating military conflicts in the Middle East – and the month-long aerial bombings of Yemen by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia – have triggered a new arms race in the politically-volatile region.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/04/middle-east-conflicts-trigger-new-u-s-russia-arms-race/
January 28, 2015

OPINION: Russia’s Friendship University, Educating the Developing World for 55 Years

People’s Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), which celebrates its 55th anniversary on Feb. 5, is known worldwide as a major academic and research centre. During the last five decades, PFUR has educated 80,000 students from 145 countries.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/01/opinion-russias-friendship-university-educating-the-developing-world-for-55-years/
December 20, 2014

What the U.S. Should Learn from Russia’s Collapse

After months of whispered warnings, Russia’s economic troubles made global headlines when its currency collapsed halfway through December. Amid the tumbling price of oil, the ruble has fallen to record lows, bringing the country to its most serious economic crisis since the late 1990s.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/12/what-the-u-s-should-learn-from-russias-collapse/
December 16, 2014

Russian Arms Producers Move Ahead of Western Rivals

The world's top 100 arms producing companies racked up 402 billion dollars in weapons sales and military services in 2013, according to the latest figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/12/russian-arms-producers-move-ahead-of-western-rivals/
December 1, 2014

Kyrgyzstan Debates Russian-Style “Foreign Agents” Law

Kyrgyzstan must protect itself from Arab Islamists and gay-loving Americans; so say supporters of a sweeping draft law that could shutter many non-governmental organisations and, like a Russian bill adopted in 2012, label foreign-funded activists as “foreign agents.”
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/12/kyrgyzstan-debates-russian-style-foreign-agents-law/
November 3, 2014

Russia’s Immigrants Facing Crackdowns and Xenophobia

Immigrants in Russia could face a wave of violence following thousands of arrests in a crackdown on illegal immigration which has been condemned not only for human rights breaches but for entrenching a virulent negative public perception of migrants.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/russias-immigrants-facing-crackdowns-and-xenophobia/
October 28, 2014

Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia Deal

U.S. and Iranian negotiators are working on a compromise approach to the issue of Iran’s uranium enrichment capabilities, which the Barack Obama administration has said in the past Iran was refusing to make concessions on.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/resolving-key-nuclear-issue-turns-on-iran-russia-deal/
October 23, 2014

Central Asia Hurting as Russia’s Ruble Sinks

Pensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped nine percent in the last six weeks. And she is not alone feeling the pain of rising inflation.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/central-asia-hurting-as-russias-ruble-sinks/
September 13, 2014

Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/rattled-by-russian-expansionism-tashkent-looks-east/
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