Kaliningrad

Usaf B-52 Bomber Reportedly Spotted Flying Near Russia's Borders In Baltic Sea

Earlier, the Russian military reported that crews from the Baltic Fleet's air defence formation's S-400 mobile air defence systems had gone on combat duty in the Kaliningrad region amid NATO's continued buildup in the region.
Related topics: Russia, Military, Nato

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Us Spy Plane Conducts Reconnaissance Close To Syrian Border, Russian Bases

This is not the first time American spy planes have conducted survey flights along Syria’s maritime borders, near Russia’s Hmeymim air base and Tartus naval base. US planes also regularly conduct recognisance close to Russia’s borders in...
Related topics: Polls, Syria, Russia

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Federation Council Approves 'russian Tax Havens Laws' To Thwart Sanctions

The Russian parliament's upper chamber approved a package of laws enabling Russia-controlled foreign offshore companies to be re-registered in offshore financial centers (OFCs) established in Russia's Kaliningrad Region and Primorsky Territory in...
Related topics: Taxes, Russia

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The Ak-12 And Ak-15: Russia's Latest Deadly Assault Rifles

Kyle Mizokami Security, Better than the AK-47? The Russian armed forces serve eleven consecutive time zones, from Kaliningrad in the west to Khabarovsk in the far east. Moscow’s legions need a proven, capable assault rifle capable of performing...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Iskander Missiles In Kaliningrad Just 'excuse' For Nato Buildup – Ret. Officer

The North Atlantic Alliance has listed the deployment of Russia's "dual capable" Iskander-M mobile short-range ballistic missile systems in its Kaliningrad exclave as one of the reasons the "Euro-Atlantic security environment has become less stable...
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Southgate’s Gamble Piles Pressure On England For Colombia Clash

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Gareth Southgate is finally experiencing the level of scrutiny that comes with being England manager at a World Cup as his gamble to make eight changes in losing 1-0 to Belgium comes under the microscope. By...
Related topics: Colombia, Russia, Belgium

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Last-gasp Aspas Sees Spain Draw 2-2 With Morocco

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Iago Aspas scored a VAR-assisted equaliser in injury time as Spain scrambled a 2-2 draw with Morocco on Monday in a dramatic finale to their Group B campaign.   Aspas’s winner, initially disallowed but...
Related topics: Spain, Morocco, Russia

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Hierro Says Spain Must Tighten Up After Morocco Draw

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Spain coach Fernando Hierro said Monday his side must defend better after a last-ditch VAR-assisted equaliser earned them a 2-2 draw with Morocco and set up a second round clash with hosts Russia. The injury-time...
Related topics: Spain, Morocco, Russia

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Serbia Coach Calls For Referee ‘to Be Tried In The Hague’

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Serbia’s coach has reacted to his team’s World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in the Hague, in a reference to the war crimes tribunal for the...
Related topics: Serbia, Russia, Switzerland

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With The Russian Threat In Mind, Nato Prepares For A Different Kind Of War

SKRUNDA-1, Latvia—On June 13, the sounds of gunfire and controlled detonations thundered within the abandoned apartment blocks at this former Soviet radar station about 90 miles to the northeast of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave. On this day, as...
Related topics: Nato, Latvia, Russia

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Where And What To Eat In Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad’s unique geographical location is reflected in the gastronomic diversity of local restaurants. Some specialize in European cuisine, while others serve predominantly Russian dishes. But wherever you go, the best of Baltic seafood will...

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Satellite Images Reveal Russia Upgrading Nuclear Bomb Storage At Kaliningrad

New satellite images appear to show Russia may have significantly modernized a nuclear weapons storage bunker and security system at a secret facility in Kaliningrad, a strategic enclave of Russian territory situated between Poland and the Baltics,...
Related topics: Russia, Poland

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Croatian Master Modric Schools Nigeria’s Young Guns

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – A Luka Modric penalty and an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo gave former semi-finalists Croatia an easy 2-0 win over Nigeria in their World Cup Group D opener on Saturday. In Russia’s sleepy European exclave...
Related topics: Luka Modric, Nigeria, Russia, Croatia

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Playing Geopolitics With The World Cup

Kaliningrad, which will host four World Cup matches this month, is a peculiar Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. Wedged between Poland and Lithuania, both members of NATO and the European Union, it is geographically separated from the rest of...
Related topics: Poland, Lithuania, Nato, Russia

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Football Fans Are Recommended To Avoid Coming From Eu By Land During World Cup

ZELENOGRADSK (Sputnik) - The authorities of the Kaliningrad Region on Thursday recommended football fans who intend to visit Russia's European exclave for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to fly in instead of traveling by land, due to increased security...
Related topics: Russia, Fifa

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Russian Newspaper Closes After Years Of Tense, Often Violent Confrontation With Security Services

Igor Rudnikov, editor of Novye Kolyosa, with a broken arm after a violent interrogation by Russia's security services // Igor Rudnikov's Facebook Novye Kolyosa, an independently-run newspaper in the Western Russian city of Kaliningrad, will...
Related topics: Russia, Facebook, Social Media

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Putin Reveals His Cure For The Blues, And What He'd Do If He Wasn't Ruling

Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a few trade secrets and details about his private life during a Q&A session during a media forum in Kaliningrad, including how he'd occupy his time if he hadn't become head of state.
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Attracting Trouble

The head of the Russian lower house’s defense committee has responded to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who said the Alliance asked Moscow to be transparent in deploying its Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad.
Related topics: Nato, Russia, Moscow

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Russia Can Deploy Iskander Missiles In Kaliningrad Without Informing Nato - Mp

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will not report to NATO about the deployment of its Iskander ballistic missile systems in its westernmost exclave region of Kaliningrad as there is no reason for that, Vladimir Shamanov, the head of the Russian lower...
Related topics: Russia, Nato, Moscow

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Siberian Tiger Pounces On Zookeeper In Russia, Gnawing At Her Like Meat

A Russian zookeeper had a miraculous escape Saturday after she was pinned down by a Siberian tiger, which kept biting and clawing at her, while she was bringing food to its cage. Typhoon, the 16-year-old tiger, sprang on its handler at Kaliningrad...
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