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Lavrov and Kerry discuss Iran and Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the controversial Iranian nuclear program and the current situation in the Middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, Armenpress reports, citing ITAR TASS.
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Russian FM to take part in P5+1 nuclear talks wth Iran Friday – source

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will participate in Friday’s P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran in the Swiss city of Lausanne, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday. ...
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CNN gets broadcast license in Russia

CNN international has received a broadcast license in Russia, media watchdog Roskomnadzor confirmed. The channel stopped broadcasting at the end of 2014 after changes to Russian legislation, Armenpress reports, citing RT. ...
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Date of Putin's visit to Armenia is under discussion – spokesman

The date of Russian President's visit to Armenia is under discussion, presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. ...
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Putin: It would be boring without rumors

Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on reports on the state of his health as various media had speculated during more than a week on the reasons why the Russian leader "had disappeared." ...
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Russian law enforcement agencies continue investigation of Nemtsov’s murder - spokesman

Russia’s law enforcement agencies will continue to investigate the murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the AP on Mar.12, according to TASS. ...
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European Commission says Russia can use Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Russia can use the Trans Adкiatic Pipeline (TAP) from a regulatory and political perspective, for shipping its gas to the EU countries, if the country builds the “Turkish Stream” pipeline, EurActiv reported citing Brendan Devlin, advisor in the European Commission’s DG energy (Directorate-General for Energy). ....
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US sanctions extension may derail Ukraine conflict settlement — Russian Foreign Ministry

US President Barack Obama’s administration has again issued threats announcing the extension of the old sanctions and the possibility of introducing new ones, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Wednesday....
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Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition and state figure, deputy of a regional legislature, the Yaroslavl city duma, Boris Nemtsov, was shot dead in downtown Moscow overnight to Saturday with four shots from a handgun from a car passing by him, law enforcement agencies said, Armenpress reports, citing ITAR TASS....
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Turkey, Russia agree on gas discount – Minister

Moscow and Ankara have agreed on a 10.25 percent discount on the Russian gas supplied to Turkey, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz was quoted Feb. 27 by Turkish TRT Haber channel as saying. ...
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Russia offers Iran Antey-2500 systems instead of S-300

Russia offered Iran the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile systems instead of the undelivered S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, the director general of the Russian state corporation Rostec, Sergei Chemezov told reporters, the Interfax agency reported Feb. 23. ...
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Armenia still a foreign policy priority for Russia - Grishenin

Armenia remains a priority in Russia’s foreign policies, deputy executive director of A. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Roman Grishenin said on the air on Sputnik-Armenia radio channel. ...
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Pilots of Russian Su-24 bomber confirmed dead after crash

The pilots of the Russian Su-24 (Fencer) tactical bomber that crashed on Wednesday have been confirmed dead, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday, Sputnik reported. ...
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Large-scale exercises of missile forces held in Russian regions

The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces began the large-scale exercises in 12 regions of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry said, RIA Novosti reported. ...
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Minsk talks participants agree on ceasefire, weapons withdrawal, Donbas reform: Putin

The participants in the Minsk "Normandy format" negotiations have agreed on a ceasefire in the conflict zone in Ukraine’s south-eastern Donbas region starting from February 15 midnight, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, as well as long-term political settlement, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters after the talks, Armenpress reports, citing ITAR TASS....
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